SmackDown Five-Point Preview: May 21, 2015
How will Reigns react to WWE Payback?
Roman Reigns put on an imposing performance in Sunday’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship Fatal 4-Way Match, but he was unable to walk away with the title. What will The Big Dog have to say after coming up short at WWE Payback? And will the powerhouse Superstar comment on his “brother” Dean Ambrose receiving a WWE World Heavyweight Title opportunity against Seth Rollins at WWE Elimination Chamber?
Also, the WWE Universe was buzzing after Reigns, Rollins and Ambrose worked together to Triple Powerbomb Randy Orton through the announce table at WWE Payback. What, if anything, will Reigns say about Payback’s brief Shield get-together?
Tune in tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy as Roman Reigns kicks off a must-see episode of SmackDown!
Will Ambrose fight back against Authority?
This is kind of a silly question since we know — despite getting beaten down by The Authority on Raw — Dean Ambrose will be looking to inflict some pain against someone at some point on SmackDown. What is less clear, however, is how Seth Rollins and the rest of The Authority will respond when the unstable Ambrose comes searching for payback?
With The Lunatic Fringe set to challenge The Architect for the WWE World Heavyweight Title at Elimination Chamber, it’s only a matter of time before these former Shield “brothers” meet again. Will we see a showdown on SmackDown? Tune in tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy to find out!
Four Corners Tag Team Mayhem
At WWE Payback we learned that for the first time ever, live on the award-winning WWE Network, the Chamber will host six tag teams in a historic WWE Tag Team Title Elimination Chamber Match. With that showdown less than two weeks away, what chaos will unfold when Tyson Kidd & Cesaro, Los Matadores, The Ascension and The Lucha Dragons compete in a Four Corners Tag Team Match on SmackDown?
On Raw, at the height of the WWE Tag Team Champions’ title defense against Kidd & Cesaro, absolute pandemonium occurred when all six members of the upcoming Chamber Match broke out into an all-out brawl. Will we see another frenzied encounter on Thursday’s hottest show? And will The Prime Time Players and The New Day try to make their presence felt? See what bedlam takes place tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy!
What’s next for Lana & The Showoff?
Lana shocked the WWE Universe Monday night on Raw when she planted a kiss on Dolph Ziggler, prompting plenty of questions about the pair’s relationship. Are The Showoff and the blond bombshell officially an item? What’s next for the twosome? Will the stunning manager join the bleached-blond Superstar down to ringside for his match against King Barrett on SmackDown?
Plus, WWE.com caught up with The Super Athlete following Raw and the furious Superstar made it clear that he will look for payback on Ziggler. Will The Bulgarian Brute attempt to gain revenge tonight? And will any of the other competitors involved in the Intercontinental Championship Elimination Chamber Match on May 31 make an appearance on Thursday’s hottest show?
Paige’s message for the Divas division
After sitting on the sidelines — thanks to a vicious attack at the hands of Naomi — Paige returned on Raw with a vengeance. The Diva of Tomorrow let her actions do the talking Monday night when she not only took out Naomi with a hard-hitting attack, but also jumped Nikki Bella.
Tonight on SmackDown, the British beauty will try to talk the talk after walking the walk, when she addresses the WWE Universe. What will the former Divas Champion have to say about her Raw return? Plus, will Naomi and the Divas Champion be looking for retribution? Tune in to Thursday’s hottest show to find out!