Re: WWE 2009 - Bridging the Gap
I haven't finished the show yet but I hope to have it up for the middle of next week. I think I'll have to stick to my new format because it's much easier to write this way and I want the thread to start picking up some steam heading into Backlash. Anyways, here's a preview for now.WWE Friday Night Smackdown Preview, April 17th 2009
This past Monday Night saw the unexpected return of The Animal, Batista! The former World Heavyweight Champion stunned everybody, including Randy Orton, Edge and John Cena by making his triumphant return during the main event of Raw. Just before the blockbuster tag team match was set to take place, Cena’s partner, CM Punk, was attacked backstage by an irate Big Show which rendered him unable to compete. Cena, deciding to tackle both World Champions alone ran to the ring but ultimately fell to the numbers game. Just when it seemed as if the vicious Orton was going to punt the CeNation Commander in the head, Batista shocked the world by sprinting to the ring and taking everybody out. The last image of Raw saw The Animal standing tall with both World Titles in his grasp. What does this mean for Randy Orton and Edge? What does this mean for the entire WWE? Tune in to Friday Night Smackdown where The Animal is set to take on the very man who started the chaos of Monday night in the first place, The Big Show!
Just moments before his huge tag team main event with John Cena against Randy Orton and Edge, The Straight Edge Savior found himself on the receiving end of a vicious beat down by The Big Show. Show, who obviously wasn’t too happy about getting pinned by the Money in the Bank holder last week on Smackdown attacked Punk backstage right after getting disqualified in his match against Christian for doing the exact same thing. It is rumored that Punk has not been cleared to compete and thus is not scheduled to be in Baton Rouge come Friday.
In what turned out to be a very heated confrontation between two WWE legends set to do battle ‘One More Time’ come Backlash, the world just might have witnessed the beginnings of The Phenom’s infamous mind games. After degrading Mr. Wrestlemania to nothing more than Number 17, The Undertaker went on to rebuke an attempted Sweet Chin Music with a mere shrug of his shoulders. HBK is set for action on Smackdown against the self-proclaimed ‘Wrestling God’ JBL. Has The Deadman got inside the head of Shawn Michaels?
The United States Champion saw himself on the losing end of a match to Ted DiBiase on Raw. Where one Legacy member goes, the other is sure to follow and this was the central reason for MVP’s loss Monday night. While Mr. 305 was able to enact some measure of revenge against Legacy during Cody Rhodes’ match with Rey Mysterio later in the evening, he will have the opportunity to go for a double when he faces off against the second generation superstar again this Friday Night.
Champion vs. Champion
Since winning the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 25, The Viper is yet to step into the ring for competition. This will all change as he takes on the man who put away his Legacy brethren, Cody Rhodes this past Monday Night, Rey Mysterio! It’s WWE Champion vs. Intercontinental Champion, The Viper vs. The Ultimate Underdog, Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio!
Also, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Unified Tag Team Champions The Miz and John Morrison, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy and John Cena will all be on hand for another unmissable edition of Friday Night Smackdown!
MVP vs. Ted DiBiase
Shawn Michaels vs. JBL
Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio
Batista vs. The Big Show