SmackDown Five-Point Preview: November 12, 2015
What do the Wyatts have in store for SmackDown?
Bray Wyatt’s eulogy was interrupted by the explosive return of The Undertaker and Kane Monday night on Raw as the former World Heavyweight Champions laid waste not only to The New Face of Fear, but also his frightening followers.
After being devastated by The Brothers of Destruction, what will The Eater of Worlds have to say when he kicks off SmackDown tonight? Will The Man of 1,000 Truths look to respond with force to his legendary rivals? Plus, will Wyatt Family members Erick Rowan and Luke Harper try to make an example out of The Usos when they battle the Samoan twins in tag team action? Don’t miss any of the action when Thursday’s hottest show hails from the United Kingdom tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy.
Battle of the Brits
King Barrett made waves on Raw after getting into an argument with Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney at ringside, resulting in the popular soccer player slapping the British Superstar. On SmackDown, the King will attempt to put his hunt for payback against Rooney on hold when he battles Neville in the first round of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament. The Bare-Knuckle Brawler and the high-flying Neville are no strangers to one another, having fought numerous times, including in the final of the WWE King of the Ring Tournament. Tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy, the English natives will meet again in front of their home country as Thursday’s hottest show emanates from Manchester, England.
Can The Man That Gravity Forgot avoid the dreaded Bull Hammer Elbow en route to victory? Or will the King put on a royal showing and ground his high-flying foe? Tune in tonight to see which British Superstar will make it to the quarterfinals to battle Kevin Owens.
How will Reigns respond?
Before the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament even started, Roman Reigns was offered a golden opportunity by Triple H, who gave the No. 1 contender the chance to move straight to the tournament final in return for pledging his allegiance to The Authority. The Samoan Superstar emphatically declined, instead choosing to fight his way to the top. A determined Reigns did just that in his first round matchup, defeating Big Show, setting up a huge quarterfinals clash with Cesaro next week on Raw.
In separate WWE.com exclusive videos, both The Swiss Superman and WWE’s COO had a message for the former Shield muscle. The King of Swing said he will show his upcoming opponent that he is the best wrestler, while The Game predicted that Reigns will not win WWE’s historic tournament. Will The Big Dog bark back at either Cesaro or The King of Kings? Plus, will either tournament competitor look to gain an advantage tonight on SmackDown ahead of their Monday night showdown? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy.
Can Kalisto topple The Big Guy?
In a classic battle of speed vs. strength, Kalisto clashes with Ryback in a must-see the first round WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Match. Although both Superstars have more than enough talent necessary to win this historic tournament, their skills couldn’t be more different.
The Big Guy has carved out a very successful career thus far, using his size and strength to overpower his opponents while The Lucha Dragon has become one of WWE’s most exciting Superstars, thanks to his jaw-dropping aerial assault. Will Kalisto’s speed win out? Or will The Human Wrecking Ball’s massive size advantage prove to be too much for the luchador to handle? Find out who advances to the quarterfinal round tonight on SmackDown.
Can Del Rio stomp out Stardust?
United States Champion Alberto Del Rio has looked better than ever since returning to WWE alongside Zeb Colter, literally stomping out his opponents. Tonight on SmackDown, the former World Heavyweight Champion will begin his quest to return to the top of WWE when he clashes with Stardust in a first round WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament matchup. Will the “Essence of Excellence” be able to overcome The Prince of Dark Matter? Or will “MexAmerica” find itself in enemy territory battling the cosmic Superstar in front of the WWE Universe across the pond?