Re: WWE 2011: Summer of Punk; Seasons Change
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Smackdown comes from Wichita, Kansas to your homes with TWO huge main events! The four men in the World Heavyweight Championship Scramble match at Night of Champions face off with each other in singles matches.
Mark Henry has been unquestionably the most dominating force in the WWE over the past summer. Henry’s “Hall of Pain” includes men such as The Great Khali, Kane, and of course, Big Show. Now Mark Henry’s sights are set purely on the World Heavyweight Championship and as “The World Strongest Man” said last week, he doesn’t care who he has to go through to get it. Mark Henry kept to his word as he nearly inducted WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart into his Hall of Pain. Despite Sheamus disrupting the attack, Mark Henry’s message was heard loud and clear. However, if there is one man who is just as cold and callous as “The World’s Strongest Man” it’s the “Apex Predator” Randy Orton. Orton is not only one of the men that Mark Henry will have to go through to become the World Heavyweight Champion, but also his opponent Friday night. Can “The Viper” be the man to finally contain Mark Henry? Or will Henry’s vicious mean streak continue?
Speaking of Orton, he has been at odds with the World Heavyweight Champion Christian. Christian however is no longer backing down from Orton, even going so far as to slap Orton in the face two weeks ago, igniting a huge brawl that required many WWE superstars and staff to separate the two. Meanwhile, Sheamus has made it no secret of that he hasn’t forgotten about Mark Henry’s brutal spear through the barricade at Summerslam. Last week, “The Celtic Warrior” saved Bret Hart from an attack by Henry and then called Mark Henry back into the ring. Now both Christian and Sheamus must remain focused as they face one another this week on Smackdown! Will Christian continue to prove he deserves to be Champion? Or can Sheamus gain insurmountable momentum by defeating the World Heavyweight Champion?
Last week, Justin Gabriel won a Fatal Four Way match to become the number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions. He promptly congratulated with a shot to the back of the skull from the champion Cody Rhodes with the prestigious championship. Gabriel would have his revenge, however, costing Cody Rhodes an opportunity to qualify for the World Heavyweight Championship Scramble match later that night. This week Justin Gabriel takes on Cody’s friend and protégé Ted DiBiase. Rhodes will undoubtedly be a ringside and looking for revenge. Can Gabriel overcome the odds and continue this roll he has been on?
During a Fatal Four Way match last week, the lights went out and when they came back on Sin Cara was unconscious on the outside of the ring. WWE officials are investigating the strange attack on the luchador. Also last week, Tyson Kidd not only lost a match to Christian but was also attacked by the Usos, who gained some vengeance on Kidd after “The Calgary Kid” attempted to injure Jimmy Uso the week before. This week, Sin Cara and Tyson Kidd look to bounce back when they face off in what should be a high flying contest.
After months of disappointments at the hands of Alicia Fox and Tamina, the Chickbusters finally defeated their rivals on Smackdown last Friday. This Friday, AJ will attempt to prove that the upset was not a fluke as she takes on Alicia Fox.
World Heavyweight Champion Christian vs. Sheamus
Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton
Justin Gabriel vs. Ted DiBiase
Tyson Kidd vs. Sin Cara
AJ Lee vs. Alicia Fox