SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Sept. 10, 2015
Champions battle amongst lumberjacks
Ryback and Seth Rollins did not disappoint in their Champion vs. Champion Match on Raw, engaging in a memorable clash. Unfortunately for the WWE World Heavyweight and United States Champion, it was not his night as Sting’s distraction helped The Big Guy pick up the victory via a small package.
Will The Vigilante make his presence felt again on Thursday’s hottest show, when Ryback and Rollins meet in a rematch? If he does, he won’t be the only one looking to make an impact as the ring will be surrounded by Superstars in a must-see Champion vs. Champion Lumberjack Match. Can The Architect put aside the destruction of his statue and prove that his loss on Raw was the result of nothing more than The Icon’s mind games? Or will The Human Wrecking Ball run through Rollins en route to back-to-back victories over WWE’s top titleholder? Find out when SmackDown takes over Syfy tonight at 8/7 C.
Reigns & Ambrose keep it in the family
Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose’s supposed attempt to recruit Randy Orton to join their fight against The Wyatt Family didn’t fare so well after Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Braun Strowman brutally attacked The Viper after his match Monday night. This not only left questions as to The Apex Predator’s recovery time, but also who else would dare join The Big Dog and Lunatic Fringe in their family war with The Wyatts.
Tonight on SmackDown, it appears as though Jimmy Uso will ditch his headphones from his SmackDown guest-announcing role and step back into the ring to battle alongside his cousin and the unstable Ambrose. Although their opponents, The New Day, aren’t quite as intimidating as The New Face of Fear, The New Face of Desolation and The New Face of Destruction, the WWE Tag Team Champions are dangerous in their own right. Can Reigns, Ambrose and their new cohort overcome Big E, Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston in a huge Six-Man Tag Team Match? Will the menacing Wyatt Family continue their assault on Reigns and Ambrose? Plus, will Jey Uso be able to help elevate the “brothers in arms” to victory, or has he put himself in harm’s way?
Can The Diva of Tomorrow turn the page on her recent struggles?
Paige has run into a rough patch as of late, coming up short the last two weeks on Raw against fellow NXT alum Sasha Banks. First, The Diva of Tomorrow first failed to beat the clock against The Boss to become the No. 1 Contender to the coveted butterfly-emblazoned title. Then, on Monday night she lost to the outspoken Diva thanks to a timely disruption from her Team B.A.D. partners Naomi and Tamina.
With the Divas Revolution on a collision course with Nikki Bella’s potential record-breaking Divas Championship reign this Monday night on Raw, tensions will run high within the Divas division when Team PCB’s Paige steps into the squared circle against Team B.A.D.’s Sasha Banks for their third showdown in as many weeks. Don’t miss any of the red-hot Divas action tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy.
Can The Lucha Dragons soar above The Cosmic Wasteland?
Despite being one of WWE’s most dangerous duos, The Ascension’s WWE career got off to a less than dominating start. However, the stars seem to be aligning for the talented pair now that they have joined forces with Stardust.
The Lucha Dragons will try to steer their way through The Cosmic Wasteland on SmackDown, when they take on The Prince of Darkness’ new henchman in a can’t-miss tag team showdown. Can Kalisto & Sin Cara use their acrobatic arsenal to fly high above The Ascension? Or will the intimidating pair of Konnor & Viktor lay waste to their opponents?
Take two for Cesaro vs. The Miz
Cesaro and The Miz’s match on Monday night was interrupted when Big Show came down to the ring looking to inflict some payback against The Awesome One after he cost The World’s Largest Athlete a potential Intercontinental Title victory the week prior. The giant Superstar was unable to get his hands on the self-proclaimed movie star — who fled through the crowd — but instead took his anger out on The Swiss Superman in the form of a vicious KO Punch, causing a Double Count-Out.
The King of Swing and the self-proclaimed “movie star” will get another opportunity to settle their differences — which began with a disagreement on the Raw Pre-Show — inside the squared circle tonight when they clash in a Raw rematch. Who will prove to be the better Superstar? And will the angry giant try a second time to get his massive hands around Miz’s “Moneymaker”?