Re: Calum Presents: WWE 2009 - The Fear That's In Your Eyes
First off, huge thank you to TWG for the words of wisdom. <3
Now onto the preview...
WWE Friday Night SmackDown
Arkansa, Little Rock; Alltel Arena
April 17, 2009
SmackDown rolls into town for another week, and we are in Arkansa as the Superstars of SmackDown battle in the Alltel Arena. It’s sure to be another action packed edition of SmackDown, and here is just a taste of what you can expect.
Last week on SmackDown, John Cena returned to his spiritual home, the place where the current World Heavyweight Champion started his career, where he got his big break. Cena won his first World Championship on the blue brand, defeating the retired John Bradshaw Layfield at WrestleMania – before being drafted to RAW and becoming the biggest Superstar in the WWE. Now, the biggest Star has returned to SmackDown, and with that continues a rivalry which has lasted years. In two thousand and six, John Cena defending his World Championship in the Elimination Chamber, defeating five other men, but the man who he will face at Backlash cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase and became the World Champion. The war has waged on, on RAW but now it’s here on SmackDown, we saw at the end of the last show – Edge and Cena have unfinished business, what can we expect from these two great rivals?
While Edge won the number one contenders match to become John Cena’s challenger at Backlash, another rivalry continued as Jeff Hardy cost his brother the match, brawling with him out of the ring and through the crowd. Matt Hardy defeated Jeff at WrestleMania and now feels it is his time to become a certified main eventer and a hold that coveted World Heavyweight Championship. Jeff firmly put him in his place as he made sure that Matt didn’t forget about him, Jeff sent a message to Matt – telling him to be the champion, he would have to defeat him first. No match has been made between the two yet, and Jeff Hardy is in action tonight against Christian, a no doubt great match. How will Matt take his revenge, or will he?
Like we said before, this edition of SmackDown is going to be action packed – and that has something to do with the WWE United States Championship being defended on the show. The current champion, M.V.P watched as Shelton Benjamin and R-Truth both pinned either Chavo Guerrero or Christian in the Fatal-4-Way last week. The SmackDown General Manager, Theodore Long created a Triple Threat WWE United States Championship match tonight. Who will win, the former champion Shelton Benjamin, R-Truth or will M.V.P retain the gold?
Gail Kim last week won the number one contenders match to face the WWE Divas Champion – Maryse at Backlash. Kim defeated one of the strongest Divas on SmackDown, Natalya. With the win, Kim sent a message to the champion, beware because she is coming for that belt. Tonight, Maryse will get a chance to show a message of her own, she teams with Natalya to face off against her challenger and her tag team partner, Maria in tag team action.
The WWE Tag Team Champions, Carlito and Primo defended their titles against Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder last week, and they managed to retain the gold in a hard thought win. After the match, The Colons were backing up the ramp, pleased with their work but were attacked from behind – by the imposing figure of Ezekiel Jackson. Jackson decimated the two brothers before The Brian Kendrick joined in after the damage was done, rubbing it in the face of the champions. Kendrick and Jackson sent a message to the champions, but The Colons informed us all when they spoke with The Bella Twins that they have something in store for Kendrick and Jackson this week on SmackDown.
All this and more on WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
More On The World Heavyweight Championship Situaton
The Brotherly Feud Continues
Theodore Long To Open The Show
Jeff Hardy vs. Christian
Vladmir Kozlov vs. ???
Gail Kim & Maria vs. Maryse & Natalya