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KHALI FORCED TO RETIRE
Originally Posted by WWE.com
WWE.com has just learnt that following surgery on his back injury sustained at No Mercy, The Great Khali has been forced to retire from professional wrestling. Less than a week after Mark Henry was forced into the same position, it appears that a second monster from Smackdown will be hanging up his boots.
We wish The Great Khali all the best and a speedy recovery.
SMACKDOWN PREVIEW (26th October)
The Sprint Center
Kansas City, Missouri
FINAL STOP BEFORE CYBER SUNDAY!
THE ANIMAL TO FACE THE BULLDOZER
In a night full of shocks last week, first we found out that Edge of all people would be the General Manager for the night as the Board of Directors continue their search for a permanent successor to Theodore Long. The former World Heavyweight Champion made his intentions clear to the current champion by putting Batista in a match with The Undertaker, but it didn’t end there. Before the match could finish, Edge made his presence felt, but not as much as the debuting Umaga, who attacked both The Animal and The Undertaker. Edge then made it clear what Batista is dealing with as he announced that at Cyber Sunday, Batista will face Umaga with Edge as the special referee in a non title match.
However, we found out just hours later that the Board didn’t agree with Edge’s decision and saw it as an abuse of power before deciding that it will be a title match and that Edge can only be voted in as special referee as one of three options that the fans have been voting for this week. With the other two options being a No Disqualification match and a Last Man Standing match, it clearly shows that Batista is in for a heavy night at Cyber Sunday, but what will happen on the last stop this Friday night?
EDGE LAST WEEK, WHO TAKES CONTROL THIS WEEK?
We all saw that Edge took charge last week and Stephanie McMahon the week before, and this week we will see a new fresh face in the hot seat as General Manager. Just who could it be? Tune in to find out!
WE HAVE NEW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS; WHAT NOW FOR THE FORMER CHAMPS?
The tension between Matt Hardy and the United States Champion, MVP has been brewing for months and months. But last week, it all came to a head as the duo were forced to put their WWE Tag Team titles on the line in a Gauntlet match. Starting the match, the defending champions overcame Deuce ‘N’ Domino, who have since left to join the Raw brand. However, in the next match, they fell foul of Matt Striker and more importantly, Big Daddy V for the second straight week, thanks to MVP’s reluctance to get in Striker’s hired gun’s way as Matt lost the fall and subsequently, the titles.
The biggest shock came when we thought that Dave Taylor and the debuting fellow Brit, Drew McIntyre had the titles won after they defeated Striker & Big Daddy, but that wasn’t the case as The Worlds Greatest Tag Team became the first superstars to take advantage of the Open House Rules. The opportunistic team came and stole the titles away from the devastated British duo and supporters in their home country. What does this mean for the new and former champions when Smackdown comes to Kansas City, Missouri? Especially Matt & MVP who meet this Sunday night for the United States title!
BURCHILL MAKES A WINNING RETURN
In what was a night of shocks, we saw another when Paul Burchill made his return to Smackdown in front of his own fans last week. After trashing Burchill’s home country, Chris Masters was soon regretting his actions as Burchill upset him to get a big victory on his return, in addition to an impressive performance. What reaction will we get from an angry Masterpiece? And what is next for Burchill?
CRUISERWEIGHTS TO GO AT IT
Since the Cruiserweight Championship was vacated over a month ago, we have seen some great matches and this week, will see four of the best from the cruiserweight division go at it when Super Crazy, Jimmy Wang Yang, Kenny Dykstra & Jamie Noble meet in a fatal fourway match to go some way to determining who could claim the currently vacant title.
Plus: Don’t forget the Open House Rules still apply, and after we saw Umaga & The Worlds Greatest Tag Team take advantage last week, we could well see some more Raw superstars join Smackdown’s expanding roster this week! In addition, Rey Mysterio & Finlay will be in the house just two days before they meet at Cyber Sunday.
CONFIRMED FOR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT
FATAL FOURWAY MATCH
Super Crazy vs Jimmy Wang Yang vs Kenny Dykstra vs Jamie Noble
Umaga makes his Smackdown debut!