Re: WWE 205: Raising the Bar
WWE Smackdown preview- 4/22/05- Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
This week's Smackdown comes to you from Providence, hot off the heels of a controversial ending to last Friday nights show.
Last week, JBL and Orlando Jordan screwed Booker T out of a place in the semi-finals of the #1 contenders tournament. We all believed that Orlando had finally had enough of JBL and his orders but in actual fact Orlando was simply fooling us all. What will JBL and Orlando have to say on the matter? And what will Booker T have in store for the cabinet? Surely the former 5 time WCW champion won't take lightly to what happened last week in Chicago.
Also, Rob Van Dam is sure to have revenge on his mind when it comes to MNM. Last week Van Dam seemed moments away from beating Kurt Angle in the #1 contenders tournament when Mercury, Nitro and Melina made themselves known and cost Van Dam the match. We are all wondering just what exactly the trio's answer will be as to why they cost RVD and we are all just as curious as to what Van Dam's response will be this week.
Last week also saw John Cena introduce us to the new WWE championship belt. Rey Mysterio however crashed the party and made it clear to Cena, not to underestimate him and that if Mysterio does win the tournament, he will go all out to take Cena's title. Will Mysterio have any more to say to the champ? And what will Cena have in store for the chain gang this week?
The only confirmed match for this weeks Smackdown is the first of our two #1 contenders tournament semi-finals. Kurt Angle will take on the 500 pound giant, Big Show. Angle has been on a roll of late but will the World's largest athlete prove too much to handle for the wrestling machine?
Find out all this and more this Friday night on Smackdown!