SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Dec. 31, 2015
Rocking in the new
Tonight will not only be the final SmackDown of 2015, but also the last episode before Thursday night’s hottest show moves to USA Network. Perhaps there is no better way for big blue to ring in the New Year than to watch WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns & Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose attempt to ring the collective bell of Sheamus & Kevin Owens.
On Monday, the WWE Universe learned that Reigns will put his coveted title up against The Celtic Warrior on the first Raw of 2016 – with none other than WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon acting as special gust referee.
This news will only add to the tension between the four combatants featured in SmackDown’s explosive tag team main event, pretty much guaranteeing that the peace and love so often seen in this merriest of seasons will probably be off the table. But, perhaps they can at least join together in a good old destruction of the SmackDown announce table? Find what goes down when tag team mayhem ushers in 2016, tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy.
Follow the Buzzards to Uso-Crazy
While we’re on the subject of top-notch Samoans in big matches, The Usos are coming to the New Year’s Eve edition of SmackDown, attempting to fly high against two members of The Wyatt Family. But what two members will it be? And will the Tag Team of the Year be enough to turn back the darkness? Regardless of who wins, you do not want to miss a second of this one, folks.
A New Day for the new year?
Last Monday on Raw, Sin Cara suffered a dislocated shoulder, thanks to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day’s nefarious actions in individual matches against The Lucha Dragons.
Like them or hate them – and let’s face it, you almost certainly hate them – the “Power of Positivity” is one dangerous trio. So will New Day rock in the new year? Or will someone finally step up and make squashing Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods their personal New Year’s resolution? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on Syfy.
Will the ‘Year of the Divas’ finish with a bang?
Yes, 2015 was a banner year for battling beauties, as WWE witnessed the rise of the Divas Revolution. And while the fallout of that movement has been nothing short of catastrophic – from scattered friendships to out-of-control egos – each moment has been more interesting than the last. With that in mind, don’t miss the final Divas match of the year, tonight on SmackDown, when Alicia Fox & Brie Bella step into the ring against Team B.A.D.’s Naomi & Tamina.
Who will make the next giant splash into the Royal Rumble?
On Monday, Big Show made a giant return on “Miz TV,” taking out … well everybody, before declaring his intent to enter and win the 2016 Royal Rumble. Who will dare to be the next to join the reigning winner of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal for a chance to headline WrestleMania? And will we learn one or even more of those names tonight on SmackDown?