Ah ... the dreaded double post
Anyway, I want to post the Smackdown preview now, just while I can be bothered.
Oh, and this;
King of the Ring draw...
Friday Night Smackdown Preview:
With only a mere NINE days until Judgment Day, anticipation is beginning to reach fever pitch on the blue brand, and to whet the appetite of the fans, General Manager Arn Anderson has put together a massive 8 Man Tag main event, with Judgment Day firmly on the minds of all eight men. It'll be the Randy Orton led New Wave, facing the team of Brock Lesnar & Edge -whom, along with Rob Van Dam challenge Orton at Judgment Day for the WWE Title in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match- Finlay & Jeff Hardy - who, with a third man, face Cade, Dinsmore and Doane in a six man tag team contest at Judgment Day - in what promises to be an explosive contest.
The big question looming over this match of course, will be; 'Can Lesnar and Edge work as a unit?' Given last weeks Spear from Edge to Lesnar, it looks highly doubtful that these two can co-exist. And with both eyeing the prize currently held by Orton, both Finlay and Hardy will have their work cut out to keep these two away from ripping one another apart.
And, after a lot of confusion surrounding Rob Van Dams involvement in the Judgment Day main event, Arn Anderson will address those concerns, and rumours, this week on Smackdown. Just what condition is RVD REALLY in??
Elsewhere, just nine days away from challenging the long reigning United States Champion Brent Albright, Paul London will sit down with the voice of WWE Superstars, Joey Styles, for a one to one, sit down interview. London has been known as somewhat of a quiet man, despite his rise to prominence over the last two years, rarely giving interviews, and preferring to do all his 'talking' inside the squared circle. This week on Smackdown though, Joey Styles attempts to provide some insight on 'The Golden Boy', as he attempts to shock the world at Judgment Day.
However, whilst London will be sitting in a cosy studio, the man he meets at Judgment Day will be in action. The United States Champion, Brent Albright, teams up with his good friend, Charlie Haas once more, as the duo face the former challengers to the WWE Tag Team crown; The Mad Murdoch Twins. With a match against tag team specialists, it could be a tough nights work for the U.S Champion.
Although we know the identity of Albrights opposition, there appears to be mystery over the identity of MVP's opponent this week. Given his recent objections to competition whilst Carlito recovers from his gruesome knee injury ahead of their Judgment Day encounter, it would appear strange that MVP would request the opportunity to find his own opponent this week. And, given his embarrassing loss to Funaki last week - due to interference from the supposedly 'recuperating' Carlito - what could MVP have up his sleeve??
After Elijah Burkes upset win over one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions last week, Booker T will have the opportunity to make it 'two out of two' this Friday, when he takes on James Storm. Booker and Burke have been looking to cement their claims of number one contendership in recent weeks, and a second win in as many weeks over the champions could well support those claims.
And of course, JBL has promised to present a 'Career Retrospective' of his opponent at Judgment Day; The Immortal Hulk Hogan. What can we expect from the self proclaimed 'Wrestling God', just nine days away from his clash with the biggest star in wrestling history - anything but respect is expected from the self made millionaire.
The Cruiserweight Champion, Brian Kendrick is also in action, as is 'The Animal' Batista, for the first time since WrestleMania in singles competitiion!!
Show up on Thursday or Friday.