A NEW CHALLENGER
On the last Smackdown, Paul Heyman and the new WWE Champion sent out a challenge to any wrestler in the back who thinks they have what it takes to challenge for the WWE Title. The challenge was accepted by non other than The Rock. So in the main event the Undertaker and the Rock battled it out for the title. When it looked like the Undertaker was beaten, Paul Heyman came in and distracted the Rock long enough for the Undertaker to get back to his feet and chokeslam the Rock and retain his title. But after the match, the Rock didn’t look like he was willing to give up his chance that easily. Will the Rock continue to go after the title?
The veteran Ric Flair’s old age seemed to be catching up with him when he forgot where his dressing room was and stubbled into Kurt Angle’s locker room. But Flair saw that as an opportunity to try to book a match between Kurt and Batista. But Angle decided to send a challenge to Flair, questioning if he’s able to keep up with him at his old age. Flair accepted the challenge and they had a match on Smackdown. Angle looked poised to win the match, and he did, thanks to interference from Batista. Will Flair go after Angle? Will Angle be happy with a win by disqualification over Ric Flair?
JBL’s constant baggering and insults towards Eddie Guerrero have finally gotten to the wrestler, who asked for a break from wrestling for a while. This didn’t play well with the GM Shane McMahon, who laid into JBL about this when he asked him for a United States title match on Smackdown. Shane rejected, but did give him a match against the United States Champion John Cena, but not for the title. If JBL lost the match, he would no longer be the number one contender for the United States title. Fortunately for JBL, he managed to beat Cena. Will JBL continue to ask Shane for a title shot? Will Shane still be pissed off with JBL?
When Too Cool were scheduled to face the Dudley Boyz for the WWE Tag Titles, Grandmaster Sexay was unable to compete due to injury. So a replacement was called up.. The third member of Too Cool, Rikishi, took his place. Scooty 2 Hotty and Rikishi ended up winning the tag titles. So at Too Cool’s next title defence, Grandmaster was ready to defend the title he thought was his. But his plans were spoiled when he was sent to the back by the ring announcer and ordered the legitament other half of the tag team champs to come out. Rikishi made his way to the ring and exchanged intense glances with Sexay. Will Sexay try and get what he sees as his title back?
After Chavo Classic cost A.J Styles the Cruiserweight title at his first PPV match at SummerSlam, Styles was out for revenge and was put into a match with Chavo Classic. Styles managed to evade the attacks of the Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jnr and beat Chavo Classic. Has the Guerrero’s cheating ways stopped working on Styles or will they still be able to retain the title with theire normal methods?
All this and more action on Smackdown next Thursday.
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