SmackDown Five-Point Preview: July 9, 2015
July 8, 2015
Tonight’s SmackDown will play host to a huge Champion vs. Champion Match when WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins battles Intercontinental Champion Ryback in a must-see showdown! Monday night, Brock Lesnar not only destroyed The Authority’s brand-new Cadillac CTS, but also decimated J&J Security as well in an amazing Raw rampage. As a result, it appears as though The Architect’s security team could be out of commission for Thursday’s hottest show.
With Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury’s services unavailable tonight, can the “Future of WWE” make it out of SmackDown unscathed when he faces The Human Wrecking Ball? Plus, will we see either of these titleholders’ WWE Battleground challengers — Brock Lesnar, Big Show or The Miz — make their presence felt during this main event clash? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy.
Can Roman rein in The World’s Largest Athlete?
Speaking of Big Show, The World’s Largest Athlete and Roman Reigns are no strangers, having clashed in numerous spectacular battles over the last few months. Despite moving on to new challenges recently, these two powerhouses will step back inside the squared circle on SmackDown for another sensational showdown.
With Bray Wyatt clearly getting inside the head of The Big Dog over recent weeks, can the former Shield member keep his sights set on his giant opponent? Will Reigns’ WWE Battleground opponent continue his mind games on SmackDown? And will Big Show be able to keep his focus on his onetime rival as he prepares to challenge for the Intercontinental Championship in a Triple Threat Match at WWE Battleground on July 19?
What does The Viper have in store for The Celtic Warrior?
It’s become pretty obvious that Randy Orton and Sheamus don’t get along. With their disdain for one another escalating, it’s anybody’s guess what will happen next between these two volatile competitors. On Raw, The Viper struck Mr. Money in the Bank “outta nowhere” with an emphatic RKO. Tonight on Thursday’s hottest show, The Apex Predator is coming armed with a message for The Celtic Warrior.
What will the serpentine Superstar have to say? And will his Irish rival look to exact revenge after their Raw encounter?
Rusev returns to the ring
On Raw, the previously injured Rusev appeared to be back in fighting shape after he used his crutch to lay out Dolph Ziggler, sending Lana’s new beau to the hospital with a severely bruised trachea. On SmackDown, we will see just how much better The Super Athlete’s injured foot is feeling when he battles Fandango in singles action. If anyone can put the foreign Superstar’s newfound mobility to the test, it will be the fleet-footed Fandango.
Can Rusev “crush” his competition? Or will WWE’s dancing Superstar out maneuver his hulking opponent? Tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy, witness The Bulgarian Brute’s return to in-ring action for the first time in more than a month.
Can Team Bella continue their Divas dominance?
The Bella Twins were on top of the WWE Universe before adding Alicia Fox to the fold. Now, “Team Bella” appears to be an unstoppable force within WWE’s crowded Divas division. This was never more evident than on Raw, when Brie Bella, Nikki Bella and Alicia combined to decimate former Divas Champion Paige.
Tonight on SmackDown, Brie & Alicia will step inside the ring against the formidable pairing of Naomi & Tamina. Will Team Bella continue to use their numbers advantage to lay waste to their competition? And despite her setback on Raw, will we see The Diva of Tomorrow continue her crusade against The Bellas? Don’t miss any red-hot Divas action, tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy.