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Friday Night Smackdown Preview
!! SEASON PREMIERE !!
Smackdown kicks off a new season with a bang, offering a Pay Per View worthy card on free television!!! THREE championship matches and a HUGE grudge match will be the particular highlights, as the blue brand descends upon the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, with what is sure to be a raucous audience in attendance.
And, of those three title matches, there will be none bigger than the WWE Championship match between reigning champion Randy Orton and the #1 Contender, The Undertaker. For Orton, it’s a huge challenge, less than two weeks removed from a gruelling, career shortening Elimination Chamber match, in which he narrowly escaped with the title in tact. Despite that, Orton does hold the dubious distinction of having never lost to The Undertaker in their last three meetings - albeit, each time through dubious circumstances.
For The Phenom, it’s an opportunity to hold a World Title for the first time in over FIVE years, and with Edge - the man he controversially defeated to earn the title shot - now out of the picture having sensationally QUIT the WWE last week, there appears to be no distractions now for The Deadman, as he seeks his FIFTH WWE Championship. But, while The Undertaker can be 100% focused on Orton, it appears Orton is almost too concerned with his ongoing dispute with the Smackdown GM, Arn Anderson. Will that cost Orton the title he has held for six months??
Meanwhile, two former tag team partners - champions, in fact - Paul London and THE Brian Kendrick will collide for Londons U.S Title. Since their mutual split at the end of 2006, both men have moved on to have tremendously successful singles careers - both currently holding gold - but that is where the similarities end between the former friends. Since capturing the Cruiserweight title at WrestleMania, Kendrick has alienated the WWE fans, his friends and his peers with his nauseating ego, allowing success to go to his head. And, he has made no secret of his desire to hold DOUBLE gold - with this Friday being his final shot at Londons title. Despite being unsuccessful at the Great American Bash, Kendrick still believes he is superior to London in every way … but to prove it, he’ll need to beat the U.S Champion in Detroit.
And, they say third time is a charm - and the Caribbean Connection will be hoping that that old phrase is true on Smackdown, as they get a third crack at the WWE Tag Team Championships, following two disappointments against Americas Most Wanted when challenging for the titles. At Summerslam, Carlito and Kofi Kingston outclassed the unmotivated and out of shape champions … but failed to capture the gold, when AMW deliberately got themselves counted out to keep the titles. Then, in a rematch on Smackdown, when it looked like AMW had run out of ideas … a saviour in the form of Michelle McCool helped save the titles for the second time. Now, with the challengers given a third chance, do Harris and Storm have ANY tricks left up their sleeve?? Or will the Caribbean Connection be sorry ‘bout AMW’s damn luck??
No title will be at stake, but where Batista and Garrison Cade are concerned - there doesn’t need to be; it’s DEEPLY personal. Ever since returning to Smackdown as his own man, ‘The Lone Star’ has been gunning for ‘The Animal’, and with two pinfalls over Batista already, Cade has certainly caught his rivals attention. This time, they clash with NO Disqualifications - meaning no excuses. Without a doubt, it’ll be a brutal, hard hitting affair, but when the dust settles and the smoke clears, which of these two big men will declare themselves ‘the baddest’ on Smackdown??
Plus, MVP takes on Elijah Burke for the third time. Having lost his cool and gotten disqualified last week, MVP wants one more match with Burke to prove his dominance, and to prove - once and for all - that he deserves to be in the ring with the ‘top’ stars, who he believes he will raise his game against. Can Burke upset the highest paid superstar on the Smackdown roster??
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