WWE Capitol Punishment Preview
WWE Championship: John Cena © vs. R-Truth
Almost a month ago on Raw, R-Truth won the right to face John Cena for the WWE Championship in a triple threat match also containing Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger. The subsequent feud he built with Cena was about the fans just as much as the two wrestlers themselves. Truth has said lots about how he doesn’t care about the fans anymore and how the fans never got him anywhere, while Cena has been on the fans’ side, as he has been for the majority of his career. Truth has been causing trouble on Raw these past few weeks, smoking cigarettes and attacking others with a lead pipe, which he used to lay out Cena this past Monday. Truth is out to capture the WWE Championship in his first title match while Cena is out to shut R-Truth up and show him that the fans are what matter. Who will walk away a champion?
World Heavyweight Championship: Christian © vs. Randy Orton (30 Minute Ironman Match)
This rivalry started off after Extreme Rules, where Christian won his first ever World Heavyweight Championship, beating Alberto Del Rio after previous titleholder Edge was forced to retire. On Christian’s first Smackdown as champion, Randy Orton defeated him for his title and he was shattered, his boyhood dream crushed after a few measly days. At the Over The Limit pay per view last month, Christian won his title back though and Randy has not been happy about it. Orton immediately invoked his rematch clause on the first Smackdown after the event and Teddy Long decided to heat things up this time, making the match a 30 Minute Ironman match. That night ended with an RKO to Christian but the next week the champ outsmarted Orton and ended the show with him celebrating. Their contract signing a week later heated things up, bringing up topics such as passion, age and success and it ended with Christian putting Orton through a table. Two days ago though, the final Smackdown before tonight ended once again with Randy Orton kissing the World Heavyweight Championship after laying out Christian with the Rope Hung DDT. Tonight, for half an hour, these two enemies will face each other in the ring with no excuses, but who will prove himself as the ultimate champion?
United States Championship: Kofi Kingston © vs. Mason Ryan
Kofi Kingston was originally going to face either Drew McIntyre or Dolph Ziggler at Capitol Punishment but this past week on Raw, The Straight Edge Society made it clear that Kofi would be facing one of them. After being threatened by their leader CM Punk, Kofi agreed to defend his title against the Society’s largest member, Mason Ryan. Will Kofi be able to keep his United States Championship going up against literally his biggest competition so far?
Intercontinental Championship: Wade Barrett © vs. Ezekiel Jackson
A few months ago, The Corre looked like one of the most powerful groups that the WWE had seen in a long time. However, Wade Barrett’s unfulfilled promise of having “no leader” made Ezekiel Jackson leave the group and rebel against Barrett. Big Zeke had a title match at Over The Limit but Barrett kept his title after a disqualification ending, and Jackson immediately made it clear he wanted another title shot. He eventually did get his shot but not until he defeated Corre members Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel in a handicap match. Barrett has had some issues with his stable mates in the past few weeks but they look to have been resolved, as the trio beat down Big Zeke on the last Smackdown before Capitol Punishment. Once friends, now foes, either Wade Barrett or Ezekiel Jackson will walk out of the pay per view as the Intercontinental Champion, but which one will it be?
Grudge Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
This match stemmed from the aforementioned triple threat main event almost four weeks ago on Raw. Alberto Del Rio only had Jack Swagger to blame for his loss and he got his revenge, attacking Swagger backstage that night. At this point Del Rio was done but Swagger wasn’t going to let him get away with it, challenging him to a match at Capitol Punishment and Del Rio accepted after Swagger called him a coward. This last week on Raw saw Del Rio say that accepting the challenge was a mistake and Jack Swagger came out to talk some sense into him, only to be beaten down by Del Rio and his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez. Later, Swagger cost Del Rio a match against the returning John Morrison and now both men are out for revenge. This match is only about one thing, making the other man suffer, but who will get the pinfall in what is sure to be a violent affair?
#1 Contendership to the World Heavyweight Championship: Sheamus vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Sin Cara vs. Daniel Bryan (Fatal 4 Way Match)
This match was made after Sheamus complained to Smackdown General Manager Teddy Long that nobody was getting title shots apart from Randy Orton and Christian. Long immediately announced a Fatal 4 Way match for Capitol Punishment where the winner would get the next shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Sheamus was the first to qualify for the match, defeating The Great Khali, before Sin Cara defeated Ted DiBiase to qualify. The next week Daniel Bryan defeated Mark Henry and Cody Rhodes defeated Shelton Benjamin and Wade Barrett in a Triple Threat match to also qualify. A brawl with the four men followed the next week before this last week on Smackdown, Cara defeated Rhodes and Bryan defeated Sheamus. With all four men vying for a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship, the question is: who wants it most?
Divas Championship: Kelly Kelly © vs. Kharma
It was a childhood dream for Kelly Kelly to win the Divas Championship, and everybody was happy for her when she did so at Over The Limit, defeating Brie Bella. However, Kharma was also a force running through the divas division, laying out everyone and not sparing a soul. Kelly managed to avoid Kharma for a while before she was eventually caught and Kharma’s intentions at a title match were made known. The final Raw before Capitol Punishment ended with Kharma holding up the Divas Championship and laughing. Will Kharma’s first ever WWE match see her end Kelly’s dream title run, or can the champion defy all the odds and slay the beast?
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