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Re: WWE: The TwoThousandAndEleven Diaries
Friday Night Smackdown (July 1, 2011)
Triple Title Turmoil
Last week’s Smackdown concluded with the contract signing between World Heavyweight Champion Christian and #1 Contender Cody Rhodes for a title match at Money In The Bank. However, Randy Orton ran out and attacked both men before the dotted line could be signed and the night ended with Orton powerbombing Rhodes through a table. Tonight, “The Viper” Randy Orton opens the show and with Christian and Cody Rhodes no doubt set to be watching, anything could happen. How will all this drama surrounding The World Heavyweight Championship unfold?
Justin Time To Compete
Last week, Justin Gabriel defeated Heath Slater to become the #1 Contender to Ezekiel Jackson’s Intercontinental Champion, set to face him in two weeks time on the Smackdown Supershow, officially disbanding The Corre in the process. This week Gabriel will be in action against Yoshi Tatsu and will also address the champ for the first time. Dirt sheets also report that Gabriel may even have a new associate to come down to the ring with him tonight, but so far no news on this is confirmed.
Double The Stakes
In an epic tag team match announced last week, Sin Cara and Daniel Bryan will take on Chavo Guerrero and Brodus Clay, where both of the winner’s will qualify for the Smackdown Money In The Bank Ladder Match at the PPV. Cara and Bryan have formed an unlikely alliance in recent weeks and they saved Derrick Bateman and Trent Barreta from an attack from Brodus and Chavo last week, which spurred this match. Barreta and Bateman still have unfinished business with Chavo and Clay however, and it remains to be seen if they will be involved in the tag team match tonight.
The Prince Of Punjab
There will also be one more man qualifying for Money In The Bank tonight, as Shelton Benjamin takes on The Great Khali to qualify for the ladder match. Last week, Shelton defeated Jinder Mahal and after the match, Khali came out presumably to attack Mahal but “The Punjabi Giant” seemingly made an alliance with his Indian counterpart and the duo beat down Shelton after the match. Mahal will no doubt be with Ranjin Singh at ringside tonight as they support the monstrous Khali in his match against “The Gold Standard.”
Divas Do Battle
In diva news, Michelle McCool will take on Beth Phoenix tonight. These two divas were involved in the battle royale last week featuring all of Smackdown’s new divas and were two of the four vixens to qualify to compete for the vacated Divas Championship in two weeks time at the Smackdown Supershow, along with Melina and Roxxi. No doubt the two divas not competing will be watching the match tonight and scouting their competition before the big fatal four way to crown a new champion.
All this and more, tonight, on Friday Night Smackdown!
Last edited by X-Power; 07-25-2011 at 05:23 AM.