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Old 08-09-2009, 01:06 PM   #547 (permalink)
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This would've been up yesterday, with the show up today, but BT decided to murder Broadband last week. Awesome. Luckily, all it means is that I'm one day behind schedule. Not the end of the world. I'm not going AWOL again.


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As the anarchic Friday Night SmackDown! juggernaut rumbles through Cincinnati, Ohio this week with the unpredictable McMahon siblings at the helm, will we finally get the answers we have been searching for since WrestleMania XXII over a month ago, and, more importantly, will we crown a new number one contender?

Last week “The Rated R Superstar” Edge cemented his name as one that will go down in the annals of the World Heavyweight Championship, as he achieved what many considered impossible: he defeated The Undertaker in his first title defence. Of course, Edge’s close proximity to the ropes during the decisive pin fall will no doubt be brought into question, but the fact remains, Edge is now the only person in the history of our industry to defeat “The Animal” Batista and The Undertaker in back to back championship matches. Quite possibly the two most dominant champions of all time, and Edge has beaten them both in succession. Who will be next to challenge the self-proclaimed “Master Manipulator”? Are The Phenom and The Animal finished quite finished with their Faustian foe? Whatever the case, the World Heavyweight Champion remains, as always, a marked man.

Speaking of The Undertaker, if “The Demon of Death Valley” still nurses aspirations of championship gold in his future, he will have to act swiftly, since his date with destiny has already been decided. Last week, “The Real Deal” Bobby Lashley fulfilled his end of his agreement with Shane McMahon, and defeated Batista in a bloody, violent No Holds Barred Match -- a stipulation only added at the last minute my young Mr. McMahon -- thanks to some rather timely assistance from the ambiguous Irishman Finlay. As a result, Lashley has now been granted his much desired rematch with the man who defeated him at WrestleMania, but, in what could well be the deciding factor, in any kind of match he or his agent Paul Heyman so desire. The Undertaker’s quest for the World Title may have to be placed on hold … for his own good.

The aforementioned “Fighting Irishman” Finlay not only cost Batista a match for the second straight week last week in Green Bay, he also racked up his third singles victory over the United States Champion Rey Mysterio. Rey-Rey has been in a hotbed of form recently, so this cannot be ignored. Finlay’s previous victories came before Mysterio had gold around his waist. Will this most recent win create thoughts of grandeur, perhaps of the United States Title, or, maybe, even grander?

Also on the broadcast on Friday night, watch out for the combustible situations surrounding the WWE Tag Team and Cruiserweight Championships, as both The Bluebloods and Jamie Noble respectively find themselves in the firing line once again. After viciously assaulting their main rivals The Hooligans, MNM, and The Mexicools last week, William Regal and Paul Burchill have opted to give their slimy accomplices, The Basham Brothers, their championship opportunity this week. Having already successfully defended the titles against Rey Mysterio & Jamie Noble and MNM since capturing the gold at WrestleMania, one has to assume that the pompous Englishmen are trying to run through the competition as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, Jamie Noble’s new number one contender, the man he took the belt from at WrestleMania the incumbent Kid Kash, will get the chance, no doubt much to his delight, to showcase his many talents, as he faces Shannon Moore in one on one competition. How will Noble cope knowing his arch-nemesis is so nearby?

Watch out for Mr. Kennedy also, as he gets ready for his big showdown at Judgment Day with the man he put on the shelf, Matt Hardy, in a warm up match this week from Cincinnati, Ohio.

All this and more on Friday Night SmackDown!, 9/8CT on the CW

Confirmed Matches:

Kid Kash vs. Shannon Moore

Brent Albright is in action

Mr. Kennedy’s first match since WrestleMania | Mr. Kennedy is in action

WWE Tag Team Championship | The Bluebloods vs. The Basham Brothers



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