SmackDown Five-Point Preview: April 9, 2015
Bryan and Ziggler take the fight to Barrett and Sheamus
A huge tag team matchup is set for SmackDown as Daniel Bryan will team up with Dolph Ziggler to take on Bad News Barrett and Sheamus in a must-see main event. After suffering attacks at the hands of The Celtic Warrior and the British brawler the last two weeks, both The Beard and the bleach-blond Superstar have retribution on their minds when they return to the ring tonight.
Plus, the Intercontinental Champion will get a chance to size up his Extreme Rules challenger as the two aggressive Superstars compete on opposite sides of the ring, just three days after learning of their title showdown at WWE’s toughest event of the year. But what kind of shape are Bryan and Ziggler in after their rivals sidelined them last week with finishing maneuvers? In spite of their unwavering spirit, can these war-torn underdogs possibly overcome the hard-hitting opposition of their foreign foes in tag-team action? Don’t miss the hottest show on Thursday nights as these heated adversaries battle it out.
“Miz TV’s” SmackDown cameo
A special edition of “Miz TV” is scheduled for SmackDown tonight, but what exactly does The Miz have planned for WWE’s most must-see show? Could it have something to do with The Awesome One’s ongoing rivalry with Damien Mizdow?
After being eliminated from the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal by his former tag team partner, the A-lister and his personal assistant have turned into bitter adversaries. In the days that followed, they traded Skull-Crushing Finales before The Awesome One prevailed — albeit by grabbing a handful of tights — over the former stunt-double on Raw. Don’t miss SmackDown tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy to see what goes down on the always unpredictable and controversial “Miz TV.”
Can The New Face of Fear continue his in-ring reign of terror?
Bray Wyatt will compete in his first match since his epic WrestleMania 31 battle against The Undertaker, when he faces his former Wyatt Family disciple Erick Rowan on SmackDown. Despite being kept down for the three-count on The Grandest Stage of Them All, The New Face of Fear appeared as terrifying as ever when he spoke to the WWE Universe Monday night on Raw. How will The Eater of Worlds respond when faced with the monstrous Rowan in a one-on-one showdown?
Don’t miss Bray Wyatt’s first post-WrestleMania match tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy.
SmackDown reaches new heights
Neville can flat out fly. Anyone who has seen the former NXT Champion compete, whether on NXT or Raw, knows that if you blink, you’re likely going to miss a spectacular sight. Can Neville continue to soar above his competition as he introduces his acrobatic attack to the WWE Universe? Don’t miss the SmackDown debut of The Man That Gravity Forgot tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy.
Can The New Day rise above Kidd & Cesaro?
The New Day have not been getting much love from the WWE Universe as of late and the less than friendly reaction seems to be getting under the skin of the spirited Superstars. Up until recently, Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston have remained defiant in the face of negativity, but the talkative trio now find themselves at a crossroads.
While it remains to be seen what the future holds for the talented group, they have a big opportunity on SmackDown to insert themselves into the WWE Tag Team Title picture when they clash with the titleholders, Tyson Kidd & Cesaro. Can The New Day make the most of this non-title match and rise up the ranks for WWE Tag Team Title contention?