Re: WWE 2005: Raising the Bar.
WWE Friday Night Smackdown Preview- 12/8/05- New Haven; Connecticut
It’s the penultimate stop on the road to Summerslam for the stars of Friday Night Smackdown as we head to New Haven, Connecticut ahead of a blockbuster main event.
Last week saw the WWE Championship match for Summerslam made official as Kurt Angle finally got his wish, a one on one shot at the Doctor of Thuganomics, John Cena. The champion vowed that they would settle their differences come Summerslam, man to man, face to face, something the Wrestling Machine’s been begging for only Angle didn’t opt for that route one week ago as the Olympic Gold Medalist blindsided Cena from behind, proceeding to beat down the champion backstage. Tonight Cena and Angle WILL meet face to face on opposite sides of the ring in tag team action.
Cena and Angle’s partners tonight? Two men who also got physical last week, Randy Orton and The Undertaker. The Deadman returned to action for the first time in over four months as he defeated Chris Masters but it was post match where the Legend Killer struck, delivering a message that he was no longer intimidated, no longer threatened by the mind games of the Phenom before stating that it was his turn to play some games around here. With that the lights went out and Orton took down the Deadman from behind, delivering a thunderous RKO. Orton will team with Kurt Angle tonight, both men having huge momentum but their challengers, the WWE Champion and the Demon of Death Valley will no doubt want payback for what transpired last week.
Also tonight we have learned that kicking off the show will be the debut of a brand new talk show, Carlito’s Cabana. Last week the Apple Spitter picked up another big win, defeating the United States Champion, Matt Hardy in tag team action. Carlito’s first guest on the Cabana? None other than that man himself, the United States Champion. What will Carlito have in store on the debut edition of his very own talk show? And will Matt Hardy look to spoil Carlito’s party?
Last week saw a whole new side emerge to Rob Van Dam as Mr.Friday Night verbally lashed out on both Teddy Long and his friend Rey Mysterio. Long informed Van Dam that his investigation into MNM’s victory at the Bash was closed following security tape evidence that the masked assailant was NOT Melina. Van Dam refused to accept it, claiming he would find the truth out on his own and has now began his own investigation. Well tonight that investigation will be put on hold as Van Dam teams with Rey Mysterio to take on Jamie Noble and Kid Kash, the Pitbulls. Can Van Dam put MNM to the back of his mind? We will find out tonight.
Two weeks ago JBL promised us that he would make an impact following repeated losses in his quest for the WWE title and last week the ‘Wrestling God’ delivered as he viciously assaulted the undefeated Bobby Lashley. Lashley has dominated the competition since arriving on Smackdown and for the first time last week was left floored by Bradshaw’s actions. Will the ‘Real Deal’ have any response to JBL’s assault? Or will the Wall Street Warrior add insult to injury?
All this and much more tonight on Smackdown!!
Confirmed for tonight’s show:
John Cena and The Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle and Randy Orton
Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio vs. The Pitbulls
Kicking off Smackdown, the debut of ‘Carlito’s Cabana’
Massive thanks as ever for the Raw feedback chaps, much appreciated. Look for this to be up Monday or Tuesday i would think.