Re: WWE 2011: Success Is A Journey, Not A Destination
Friday Night Smackdown Preview
Jan 21, 2011 | Tulsa, Oklahoma
"... I'll get the job done... One... more... time.
"Brains Or Beauty?"
Nine days is all that seperates us from now and The Royal Rumble in Boston, Massachussetts. However, seven days is what seperates us from now and the controversy that occurred last week.
For two weeks running, Cody Rhodes has closed the broadcast, standing tall over a fallen Edge, whilst holding The Rated R Superstar's prized possession aloft in pride. A sign of things to come? Possibly. However, all we know is that tonight in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Edge will have the opportunity to dig in to the mind of his opponent come The Royal Rumble, as Th Cutting Edge makes it's return. The guest? None other than the Dashing One himself. Tensions are sure to be high when the two foes stand face to face in the middle of the ring. Will fists fly? Will sparks ignite? Will chaos ensue? We're not entirely sure. All we are sure of, however, is that it's unmissable.
Also last week, we saw 'The Chosen One' Drew McIntyre punish Trent Barreta in the middle of the ring with not one, not two but three devastating Futureshock DDTs, rendering poor Trent unconscious, albeit through a distraction from the promiscuous Kelly Kelly. It was the aftermath of the match that has created dozens of questions over the past seven days however. During the post match beatdown that both Drew and K2 put on Trent, a mysterious, petite woman hurdled the security barricade, took down Kelly Kelly and low lowed Drew McIntyre, before consoling and comforting a hurt Barreta. Who is that woman? What has she got to do with Trent Barreta? And what will Drew McIntyre and Kelly Kelly do, if anything, in retaliation?
In tag team action, 7 nights ago, we saw the unorthodox pairing of Kofi Kingston and Beth Phoenix battle Kaval and Dolph Ziggler - All four of which are confirmed to be a part of The Royal Rumble match in just nine nights. However, in a shocking turn of events, we saw somewhat of a change of heart from the NXT Season 2 winner, Kaval, as he rendered a helpless Beth Phoenix unconscious with a brutal roundhouse kick to the jaw of The Glamazon, only for Dolph Ziggler to make the cover. One man has been very vocal about his displeasure and anger regarding Kaval's actions last week, and that man is Chavo Guerrero. The legendary Guerrero family have always taken great pride in showing respect, honor and dignity inside the squared circle, and Chavo is no different, and this past week he has called out Kaval in a one on one match for tonight - A match Smackdown General Manager, Teddy Long, happily signed. Will The Mexican Warrior teach the Brooklyn-born warrior a lesson in respect? Or will Kaval succeed once again in action with the new attitude of his?
It is a well known fact that the luck of the draw plays a large role in who succeeds and who doesn't in The Royal Rumble match - The later you enter, the greater your chances, and you can't enter much later than number thirty. That is why tonight, Raw's United States Champion, Daniel Bryan, will square off against Smackdown's Intercontinental Champion, Dolph Ziggler. The winner of which will earn the right for a member of their respective brand to enter at number 30 in The Royal Rumble match. Will Daniel Bryan's in-ring saviness and technical prowess prevail? Or will Dolph's cunning and athleticism prove to be the deciding factor?
All of this, plus Rey Mysterio teams up with Chris Masters to take on the extremely odd pairing of Kane and JTG in a small preview to The Royal Rumble. Action you can only find on Friday Night Smackdown - The premiere brand of Sports Entertainment!
Cody Rhodes is the guest on The Cutting Edge
Chavo Guerrero vs. Kaval
Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler
Rey Mysterio and Chris Masters vs. Kane and JTG
Full show. Yes. Read it and weep. Expect it up some time next week