Re: WWE 2005: Raising the Bar.
WWE Friday Night Smackdown Preview- 9/9/05- Nashville; Tennessee
Smackdown heads to Nashville this Friday and the Tennessee faithful are in for an absolute treat as the WWE Championship will be defended as John Cena puts his gold on the line against the legendary Phenom, The Undertaker!!
The Deadman was named number one contender at the end of last week’s show following a tag team match that saw Taker team with Kurt Angle in a makeshift tandem to take on another strange pairing in John Cena and Randy Orton. Teddy Long made the stipulation clear, whoever would impress, whoever could co exist, whoever could show teamwork would be named the next in line to face John Cena. Randy Orton certainly impressed but he most definitely didn’t co exist with his partner, instead he delivered a stinging RKO to the Doctor of Thuganomics which left Cena a sitting duck for The Undertaker. However Taker wouldn’t have the last laugh as Kurt Angle tagged himself in, tossing his own partner out of his way to score the victory over the champion. Despite the victory and despite an impressive display, neither Angle nor Orton got the verdict they hoped for as The Undertaker was awarded the title shot, will the Deadman take full advantage and rise to the top of the food chain once again? Or will John Cena show his usual heart, determination and will to win, overcoming perhaps his toughest test to date? Plus, you have to wonder just what role if any Kurt Angle and Randy Orton have to play as their hunt for the WWE Title continues.
Also confirmed for this Friday night, Carlito will get another crack at United States Champion, Matt Hardy in non title action. Teddy Long has however made it clear that if Carlito can somehow defeat the red hot Hardy, he WILL earn another shot at the championship he pursues. Can the Apple Spitter finally get one over on his rival or will Hardy once again put one over on Smackdown’s ‘Coolest’ superstar?
The situation between MNM and the duo of Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio continues to heat up as we edge ever closer towards their No Mercy showdown. The champions have pleaded their case time and again as to why Van Dam and Mysterio shouldn’t be getting another opportunity at the gold they’ve failed to win on three separate occasions but Teddy Long has continued to deny their pleas. This week in Nashville we have learned that MNM will head to the ring and will give their thoughts on their upcoming clash with their high flying challengers. Will MNM again try to talk their way out of this clash? Will Teddy Long again bear the brunt of their frustrations? And will the challengers have anything to say in response to the arrogant A-Listers?
The Cruiserweight Champion will be in action this Friday night as Gregory Helms goes one on one with Shannon Moore. Helms and his partner Chavo Guerrero have been on the backfoot in recent weeks with Paul London and Brian Kendrick gaining momentum in their quest to earn London his title back. Will the self proclaimed ‘Hooliganz’ disrupt Helms plans once more tonight or will Helms and Chavo send a statement to the daredevil duo?
Two weeks ago John Bradshaw Layfield heinously assaulted Bobby Lashley with us all wondering exactly why. We’ve still yet to hear a response from the Wall Street Warrior but this Friday night, the self-proclaimed ‘Wrestling God’ will be in action and he has promised to give us answers. Just what will Mr.Layfield have to say on all things related to Bobby Lashley?
And finally, after weeks of hype, this Friday marks the debut of JTG and Shad Gaspard, better known as 'Cryme Tyme'. The boys from Brooklyn are known for their antics outside the ring but just what can they produce in it as they take on the dangerous duo of Jamie Noble and Kid Kash, The Pitbulls!!
All this and so much more to come on another blockbuster show this Friday night in Nashville!!
Confirmed for this week’s Smackdown:
John CenaŠ vs The Undertaker
Matt Hardy vs Carlito
Gregory Helms vs Shannon Moore
We will hear from MNM
Cryme Tyme vs The Pitbulls
JBL will be in action and will reveal answers regarding Bobby Lashley
Thank you very much for the reviews, much appreciated as ever. Hopefully this is up fairly soon.
Last edited by cp954 : 01-27-2013 at 10:22 AM.