SmackDown Five-Point Preview: June 18, 2015
How will Rollins respond to the return of The Beast Incarnate?
Just 24 hours after a grueling Ladder Match against Dean Ambrose at WWE Money in the Bank, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins was shaken on Raw after learning he will defend his title against Brock Lesnar at WWE Battleground. The formerly suspended Beast Incarnate has been at home and patiently waiting to make his return to WWE.
When you consider that Rollins has been operating on an island as of late — far from the protection of The Authority — how will The Architect prepare for his trip to Suplex City on July 19? Does he have what it takes to overcome The Anomaly? Find out how he will respond when “The Future of WWE” addresses the WWE Universe on SmackDown, tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy.
Mind games get personal
Bray Wyatt made his unforeseen return Sunday at WWE Money in the Bank on WWE Network, when he cost Roman Reigns the Money in the Bank contract. If that wasn’t enough to draw the fury of The Big Dog, The Eater of Worlds opted to make his mind games against Reigns personal on Raw when he showed a picture of Reigns spending time with his daughter.
A driven Reigns is dangerous enough. What will he do now that The New Face of Fear has crossed the line? Will he seek out payback against Wyatt tonight on SmackDown? Could his ominous adversary take things even further, en route to their WWE Battleground showdown?
What consequences will Kevin Owens face?
Kevin Owens. A name that just a short time ago was known only to NXT and the independent faithful is now infamous throughout the entire WWE Universe. To say that the self-professed prizefighter has made an impact in a short time may be taken as disrespect (if you ask him). After shocking the world by defeating John Cena at WWE Elimination Chamber and injuring Cena at Money in the Bank, the NXT Champion powerbombed hip-hop artist Machine Gun Kelly off the Raw stage. While Owens was forced to apologize for the latter publically and the matter has been dealt with internally, Owens clearly remains out-of-control. Will his aggression continue tonight on SmackDown? Or will it finally be met with sufficient opposition?
Can Paige Beat The Bellas?
It seems that The Divas Champion Nikki Bella and her sister Brie have Paige’s number. After two Divas Championship Matches, as well as a Handicap Match on Raw, The Diva of Tomorrow can’t procure a win or any allies in her war with the twins of trickery.
The Divas Champion reminded the locker room Monday that The Authority protects her and no one seems ready to step in her way. This begs the question: Will Paige find anyone willing to join her fight as she goes one-on-one against Brie?
A serpentine trip to the Bank?
Sheamus is only the second Superstar in history to be crowned King of the Ring, win the Royal Rumble Match and (most recently) become Mr. Money in the Bank, but he is certainly not the first to have a problem with Randy Orton.
In the past few weeks, things have gotten intense between the two Superstars. Monday on Raw, both cost each other their respective matches. What’s next in the battle between The Celtic Warrior and The Viper? And when will The Celtic Warrior look to cash in his Money in the Bank contract?