SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Oct. 24, 2014
What “Hell” will Ambrose bring to SmackDown?
As the road to dual pay-per-view Hell in a Cell Matches makes its final stop tonight on SmackDown, the tension between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins has reached a fever pitch. On Monday’s Raw, both combustible forces received stern warnings about the dangers of the career-changing structure from none other than “The Hardcore Legend” Mick Foley. Mr. Money in the Bank then snatched momentum from The Lunatic Fringe in The Authority’s 3-on-2 Handicap Street Fight against Ambrose & John Cena.
Now, with Sunday’s carnage only two days away, Ambrose will kick off SmackDown tonight! Perhaps more enraged than ever, what will the unstable superstar have to say about his brother turned nemesis?
Who will leave SmackDown the Intercontinental Champion?
After claiming a powerful non-title victory over Dolph Ziggler on Raw, Cesaro is wasting no time in following up, as he will challenge the Intercontinental Champion for the gold tonight!
Despite Cesaro’s recent claims that Ziggler is “ducking” him, The Swiss Superman has been unable to defeat The Showoff with the Intercontinental Title on the line. Ziggler recently retained the title in both a singles match against Cesaro on SmackDown and in a Triple Threat Match also involving The Miz on Raw. With momentum on his side, find out if Cesaro can seize the championship that he claims represents the best ring technician in WWE!
Did Rusev make a “giant” mistake?
On Raw, Rusev added coals to the fire — or more like gasoline — that is his white-hot rivalry with Big Show when he attacked a U.S. soldier who entered the ring to prevent The Super Athlete from disgracing the American flag. A furious giant came to the soldier’s aid, but the damage had been done.
As a titanic clash with Rusev at Hell in a Cell looms, The World’s Largest Athlete will sit down with Michael Cole today — a meeting that will air tonight on SmackDown. Undoubtedly stewing over Monday’s incident, what will the irate Big Show have to say as he prepares to lock horns with the Russian force of destruction?
Tag teams collide in Six-Man mayhem
Set to square off for the WWE Tag Team Titles at Hell in a Cell, The Usos — teaming with United States Champion Sheamus — fell to Gold & Stardust & “Damien Mizdow” in a Six-Man Tag Team Match on Raw.
Tonight on SmackDown, Gold & Stardust will join forces with Bo Dallas as they take on The Usos & Mark Henry. Will The World’s Strongest Man propel the challengers to a rebound win? Or will the Inspirational Superstar help the “Cosmic” duo gain another victory over their pay-per-view adversaries?
Will AJ Lee put Alicia Fox in her place?
Thanks to an apparent carefully planned ruse with Paige, Alicia Fox defeated her best friend’s Hell in a Cell opponent, Divas Champion AJ Lee, on Raw.
Just two days before she will put her Divas Championship on the line against The Diva of Tomorrow, AJ will receive a rematch with Alicia on SmackDown. Will the Divas Champion avenge her loss on Monday and send a message to her ex-“frenemy”?