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Cheers for the reviews guys. The one thing I will touch on was that yes, the typos were pretty disgraceful. SmackDown! has been proofread multiple times, so hopefully that won't be occurring again. The show should be up in a few days, before I then get a preview up for Saturday Night's Main Event. Until then, here's a little peak of what to expect on SmackDown! this week.
March 3rd, 2006 | Verizon Center; Washington D.C.
This week Friday Night SmackDown! rolls on into the Verizon Center in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and one man who will be very excited just one night before his match at Saturday Night’s Main Event will be the hometown hero, the World Heavyweight Champion, Batista, as his match heads what should be a star studded lineup.
As announced this past week on Monday Night RAW, in what may proved to be a very interesting preview of the monumental Clash of the Champions match at Saturday Night’s Main Event, we’ll get our very own clash of the champions on Friday Night SmackDown! this week, as Monday Night RAW’s WWE Champion, Edge, will team with his prospective challengers, John Cena & Kurt Angle, to take on Friday Night SmackDown!’s World Heavyweight Champion, Batista, and his challenger at WrestleMania, Randy Orton. While most of the questions on SmackDown! as of late have been about whether or not Batista can indeed trust Randy Orton to keep his word about not attacking Big Dave to make for a fair WrestleMania match, he’s not the only one who will be wondering if he can trust his partner, as Edge will also be wondering about both John Cena & Kurt Angle, and both Cena and Angle must be wondering the same about not just Edge, but each other too. With the recent history of Edge and Batista attacking each other over the past few weeks to try to gain a mental and physical advantage over the other champion thrown into the equation, more questions are raised about the possibilities of the main event this week. Just what will go down? The only way to find out is to tune in to witness it for yourself.
In another preview of Saturday Night’s Main Event, ‘The Fighting Irishman’ Finlay will be taking on ECW alumni and no DQ match specialist, Super Crazy, in what will be the first ever Belfast Brawl. While all eyes have been looking to Saturday Night’s Main Event for Lashley and Finlay to see them finally settle their score, this week will provide an interesting view into what we can expect from Finlay for this Saturday. Will we also see some interaction between Finlay and Lashley? And what about John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield, who Lashley interrupted last week during his “Appreciation of a True American Hero Award” ceremony and both verbally and physically assaulted him, leaving him laying thanks to a lethal Spear? Will JBL also be looking to get his hands on Lashley?
Last week we saw the shock return of Rey Mysterio to the cruiserweight ranks, as following a breakthrough heavyweight win against Mr. Kennedy at No Way Out, in what seemed to send Mysterio up to the stars, Mysterio came crashing back down to crash the party of the Cruiserweight Champion, ‘The Notorious K.I.D.’ Kid Kash. Following his extremely convincing victory over chief rival Juventud at No Way Out, Kash came out on SmackDown! to talk up both his victory and his all-round dominance of the cruiserweight division, wanting it to be known to all that he was the greatest cruiserweight of all-time. Mysterio, however, had something to say about that when Kid Kash demanded SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long come out and concede Kash’s greatness, saying Kash may be good, but he hasn’t done half of the things that Mysterio has done, and that if he ever wants to be considered one of the best, he’s going to have to defeat the masked man. This infuriated Kash, as he attempted to attack Mysterio unsuccessfully. We know that Mysterio will be in action on Friday night, but as for Kid Kash, what we expect to see for him is unknown. Will this already heated situation get any hotter this week, or will it fizzle out, with both men happy to go separate ways?
After defeating Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore to retain their WWE Tag Team Titles at No Way Out, MNM were the talk of tinsel town, telling anyone who would listen, including numerous media outlets, that they had proven they were the best tag team in the whole of the WWE, and that Hardy & Moore were nothing but a couple of country hicks. While MNM may have taken out Moore, Matt Hardy last week backed up his claim that he “will not die”, posing as a member of the paparazzi to get close to MNM following their victory over The Mexicools, before blasting both Mercury AND Nitro with the camera. This week Matt Hardy has promised to explain his actions, while we also expect to hear what MNM have to say about the consistent pestering of Matt Hardy and his quest for gold.
Another champion who appears quite agitated following the events of the past week is the United States Champion, Booker T. Following his protégé Orlando Jordan losing to his arch nemesis Chris Benoit, the champ found out that as a result of that match, Chris Benoit would be challenging Booker T for the United States Title at Saturday Night’s Main Event, in a match Booker had attempted to avoid with a phony injury. His mood was only worsened last week when Chris Benoit called Orlando Jordan out and asked to shake his hand, in a show of respect for his performance at No Way Out. Booker, outraged, marched out onto the stage, and demanded Orlando leave Benoit alone, telling him he was a loser, and he didn’t deserve to be shown respect for his performance at No Way Out. Booker also blasted Benoit, telling him he didn’t deserve to win his title or even face him for that matter, saying he won’t be seeing him this week on SmackDown!, because he doesn’t want to see Benoit again until he beats him, or again after he beats him for that matter. So this week, while we don’t expect Booker, his wife Sharmell, or Orlando Jordan in the arena, we do know that Chris Benoit will be in action against Chad Dick, who looks to get some sort of redemption on Benoit, after his brother James was defeated in twenty-four seconds last week on SmackDown!. Will Benoit keep his momentum rolling just one night from his title match, or will Chad Dick pull off an unlikely upset?
Also on SmackDown! this week we will see another Money in the Bank qualifier, as two exciting cruiserweights, and regular tag tam partners Paul London and Brian Kendrick do battle in singles action for the chance of a lifetime. While they’re coming off a loss last week, SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long has said that the match is reward for what has been a breakout year thus far for the two young men. Which of the friends will grab hold of the golden ring, and get himself a huge opportunity for WrestleMania?
For all of this, plus a rumoured appearance of The Undertaker, just a day before Rob Van Dam calls him out at Saturday Night’s Main Event, tune into Friday Night SmackDown! this Friday, 9/8C on The CW Network.