SmackDown Five-Point Preview: August 13, 2015
Summer’s biggest family fight continues
Two of WWE’s hardest-hitting heavyweights will battle it out on Thursday’s hottest show when Roman Reigns takes on Luke Harper in a SmackDown slugfest.
Bray Wyatt’s “Prodigal Son” managed to pick up the victory over Dean Ambrose on Raw, but can he top The Big Dog? The WWE Universe got a glimpse of the family warfare that awaits The Biggest Party of the Summer when the powerhouse Reigns and The Eater of Worlds got involved in Ambrose and Harper’s match on Raw. Will all four members of SummerSlam’s huge tag team showdown mix it up again on Thursday’s hottest show?
How lucky can Seth Rollins get?
Is Seth Rollins a master escape artist or just plain lucky? After witnessing the WWE World Heavyweight Champion walk out of his title defense against Randy Orton on Raw with the title still in tow, he may just be both.
The Architect’s luck will be put to the test at SummerSlam on Sunday, Aug. 23, live on the award-winning WWE Network when he battles United States Champion John Cena in a historic winner takes all clash. After watching the Cenation leader officially accept Rollins’ challenge Tuesday night on WWE Tough Enough, what will WWE’s top titleholder have to say when he kicks off Thursday’s hottest show? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy!
Last week on SmackDown, after their singles showdown ended in a no contest, Naomi gained the upper hand over Charlotte in a tag team battle when she used a handful of tights to pick up the victory over the self-proclaimed “genetically superior” Diva. But can the “Beautiful and Dangerous” Diva out-maneuver the former NXT Women’s Champion when they go head-to-head tonight on SmackDown?
Plus, with Team B.A.D., Team Bella and Paige, Charlotte and Becky, aka PCB, set for a revolutionary Three-Team Elimination Match at SummerSlam, will one of these Divas factions attempt to make a game-changing move?
Can positivity prevail?
The New Day have remained defiant in the face of negativity, but unfortunately for the positive pals, they have been unsuccessful thus far in their quest to take back the WWE Tag Team Titles from The Prime Time Players. Fortunately for Big E, Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston, they will get another opportunity to win the WWE Tag Team Championship when they battle Titus O’Neil & Darren Young, Los Matadores and The Lucha Dragons in a Fatal 4-Way Match at SummerSlam.
Tonight on SmackDown, two-thirds of the talkative trio will try to showcase the power of their positivity when they take on the WWE Tag Team Champions in a non-title showdown. Can The New Day make a statement on SmackDown, or will WWE’s top tag team show why they are worth “millions of dollars”?
The Big Guy’s big return
Ryback returned on Raw to deliver some brute force to Big Show and The Miz. The Big Guy — who took out both men in a commanding display of strength — made sure to remind his SummerSlam challengers of what they will be in for when they challenge for the Intercontinental Championship at The Biggest Party of the Summer.
Tonight on SmackDown, a seemingly recovered Ryback will address the WWE Universe. What will the hungry Superstars have to say about his return from a staph infection in his knee? Will he have some fighting words for his SummerSlam challengers? And will The World’s Largest Athlete or The Awesome One look for revenge? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy.