It was just three weeks ago that WWE COO Triple H put the challenge to Batista, on the best show on Friday night, to ditch his Hollywood ego and unleash the true Animal. Later that same night, the motivated predator let loose a fury of chair strikes on his prey, Sheamus. It’s safe to assume that The Celtic Warrior hasn’t forgotten the beating handed to him at the hands of the uncaged Superstar.
Although the fiery Irishman surely has plenty of payback when the two once again square off tonight, the six-time World Heavyweight Champion now has support of a reunited Evolution on his side. With the super faction remobilized, will The Game and Randy Orton play a part in this main event mêlée?
Tune in to SyFy at 8/7 CT to see what hard-hitting action occurs from this SmackDown showdown.
2.) When The Game speaks, will The Shield play ball?
The emphatic reunion of Evolution on Raw has created a stir among the WWE Universe. One of the most powerful factions in WWE history reunited to surmount The Shield Monday night, delivering a resounding message to The Hounds of Justice about what true power is. Will this injustice further fuel the hunger of the black clad trio?
In Michael Cole’s exclusive sit-down interview on WWE.com with The King of Kings, WWE’s COO issued his rebellious rivals a humbling ultimatum – beg for forgiveness on SmackDown Friday night and all will be forgiven. With time running out on The Cerebral Assassin’s uncompromising offer, what will be the cost if they choose to say no to The Game? Find out tonight on SyFy as the 14-time World Heavyweight Champion is scheduled to kick off SmackDown.
3.) Will the bull be taken by the horns?
During Tuesday night’s live WWE Main Event on WWE Network, the growing rivalry between El Torito and Hornswoggle reached new heights as Jinder Mahal & Drew McIntyre revealed the former Cruiserweight Champion as the newest member of 2 ½ MB. The conflict between the diminutive Superstars – which was shockingly revealed during the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony when Los Matadores’ horned sidekick chased his pint sized rival onto the stage in the middle of the live event – escalated Tuesday night when the rambunctious Superstars needed to be separated.
Tonight, the WWE Universe will witness what disarray develops when these two boisterous competitors collide on SmackDown. Will Hornswoggle learn that when you mess with the bull you get the horns? Or does the star of WWE Studios’ “Leprechaun: Origins” have a trick up his sleeve?
4.) What Intercontinental Title turmoil will transpire on SmackDown?
Big E’s impressive Intercontinental Championship title reign will face its greatest challenge at Extreme Rules when an eight-Superstar tournament, that launched on Raw this past Monday, establishes a new No. 1 contender for the prestigious title. With four noteworthy participants still alive in the tourney, will the current champion be able to focus on his Friday night opponent?
An epic encounter is set for SmackDown when one of WWE’s strongest competitors clashes with former World Heavyweight Champion, Alberto Del Rio. Will the always dangerous Mexican Superstar make the titleholder tap to the Cross Armbreaker? Don’t miss the hard-hitting action tonight on SyFy!
5.) Is the new WWE Divas Champion a flash in the pan?
Now that Paige stands atop the Divas division, the history-making Diva is rapidly learning that being Divas Champion means having to overcome a number of determined opponents. The first competitor to hold both the NXT Women's Championship and WWE Divas Championship now faces a new obstacle tonight in the form of feisty Diva Aksana.
Although the tenacious Diva displayed on Raw that she is ready to stand up to any adversary, the young titleholder found out Tuesday night on WWE Main Event that she must defend her butterfly-emblazoned title against the imposing Tamina Snuka at Extreme Rules. With a growing list of adversaries and the pressure of being champion mounting, will the raven-haired rookie succumb to her SmackDown opponent? See what the leather-clad Lithuanian has in store for the Divas Champion tonight on SyFy!