Re: World Wrestling Entertainment: The 2002 Diaries
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Friday Night Smackdown | June 27th 2002 | Chicago, Illinois
This week as Smackdown rolls into Chicago, we are going to be treated with a main event for the ages. The Undisputed Champion, the Undertaker is going to be appearing on Smackdown this week and is going to be in action with none other than the reigning United States Champion- Kurt Angle. the American Badass and the Olympic Gold Medalist aren't strangers to each other and have faced each other dozens of times before, but this time, when both are champions and are at the top of their game, who will draw momentum as we head closer into Summerslam? And what may turn out to be a deciding factor in the matchup is the King of the Ring winner, Brock Lesnar. Raw's Brock Lesnar is in Chicago and chances are will make his presence felt on Smackdown but in what way?
Speaking of the United States title, the man that fought Kurt Angle earlier in the week at the King of the Ring PPV in hope to get that title, Rey Mysterio is set to be in action this week. Rey Mysterio looks to turn his slight losing streak around as he squares off against third generation superstar, Chavo Guerrero Jnr. Both men know each other inside and out and look to pull out all the stopes.
Another third generation superstar in action here tonight is Randy Orton. The young up and comer is scheduled to step into the ring with savvy in ring vet- Lance Storm. Storm who is no stranger to the ring is the odds on favorite in this matchup but really, anything can happen.
Over on Raw this past Monday Night, one half of the Tag Team Champions Rico came out and told Rikishi that this week he will make sure that this tag team title reign of theirs will come to a screeching halt. He and Rikishi are some-what of an odd couple tag team as back at Judgment Day Rikishi was set to face the tag team champions at the time- Billy and Chuck. With Rikishi's best friend, Scotty 2 Hotty attacked the week prior, Vince told him that he would have a surprise tag team partner drawn at random. Rico, Billy and Chuck's stylists would be his partner and as Rico tried to screw Rikishi over, he missed and hit Chuck instead. Rico requested that he and Rikishi defend the titles this week against the former champions, Billy and Chuck, this match is sure to turn into a handicap match for Rikishi as he can't even trust his own tag team partner.
One man that came ever so close to win at King of the Ring in his rookie month was John "the Prototype" Cena. John has requested time to speak as he looks to give some insight on what went down at the King of the Ring Final with Brock Lesnar. John is also set to face Maven here tonight, can the Prototype regain his recently lost momentum? or will things go differently as planned.
At the King of the Ring PPV we were featured with a video package hyping up the return of Chris Jericho. Jericho has been out since the Hell in a Cell match involving Raw's Triple H back at Judgment Day. Will Jericho be here tonight? Will we hear from the former Undisputed Champion or get any more information regarding his return to the ring?
Speaking of Triple H, the Game was traded over to the Raw roster this past Monday by new Raw General Manager- Shawn Michaels. Shawn however, didn't get Triple H for free as there was a deal involved. The question at hand is who from the Raw roster has been traded over to Smackdown in exchange for Triple H?
All this and more, including appearances from Christian, Edge, Hurricane Helms, Vince McMahon and several more.