SmackDown Five-Point Preview: May 7, 2015
Will the WWE World Heavyweight Title contract signing be a place for payback?
Now that Dean Ambrose has been added to WWE Payback’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match, all four competitors will make the contest official with a contract signing on SmackDown. After Raw’s chaotic conclusion that saw Roman Reigns Spear Seth Rollins, Randy Orton RKO The Big Dog and The Lunatic Fringe DDT The Viper, it’s anybody’s guess what will happen when the four volatile competitors meet again Tonight on Syfy.
But which of the Fatal 4-Way combatants will seek out some early payback from Raw’s explosive encounter? Who will look to make the first move? And maybe most importantly, can we get through a WWE contract signing without complete disorder? Probably not.
King Barrett to hold court
WWE’s new King of the Ring, Bad News Barrett, will kick off the evening as Thursday’s hottest show gets a royal opening. What will the British brawler have to say in an exclusive interview with fellow monarch WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler?
After watching Barrett lay waste to Neville with the Bull Hammer Elbow on Raw, will we see The Man That Gravity Forgot come back for more? And are there any Superstars in the WWE locker room willing to step up and challenge the king? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy.
Who will fight alongside Kidd & Cesaro against The New Day?
The New Day’s rise to the top of the tag team division has truly been a team effort. And by team, we mean all three members of the talented trio. Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods have shown that tag team competition is more than a two-man game, and with that in mind, the “positive” Superstars have challenged Tyson Kidd & Cesaro to a Six-Man Tag Team Match on SmackDown.
The question is, however, who will partner with Kidd & Cesaro in their Six-Man SmackDown showdown? Can the former Tag Team Champions find a Superstar to help them get past The New Day?
Will Rusev or Cena make the next move?
Monday night, both Rusev and John Cena made statements inside the ring against their respective opponents, but who will we see strike next in their ongoing rivalry? The two heated rivals have been waging war against one another for months now, with their latest battle set for WWE Payback in the form of an “I Quit” Match. With the pay-per-view event rapidly approaching, both competitors are running out of time to gain an upper hand.
Will we see The Super Athlete or the Cenation leader try to one-up the other on SmackDown? And after The Bulgarian Brute angrily sent Lana to the back during his contest with Fandango on Raw, will tensions continue to rise between the hulking foreign Superstar and The Ravishing Russian?
Will Naomi destroy another Diva?
WWE’s Divas division was turned upside down on Raw when Tamina returned alongside Naomi, leveling The Bella Twins. Tonight on SmackDown, Naomi will try to follow up on her Bellas beatdown with another impactful statement against Emma.
Can the dominating Diva overpower the talented Emma? And will we see Nikki and Brie Bella attempt to gain some payback for Naomi and Tamina’s Raw attack?