Tonight’s Smackdown will be pre-empted in New York, Boston, New Haven and Los Angeles due to baseball, airing over the weekend instead. KCOP-LA will air the show at 12:30am tonight.
Here is the official WWE.com preview:
Orton vs. Undertaker
September 16, 2005
Randy Orton and Undertaker will have the rubber match in their legendary series as SmackDown continues to change Friday nights.
After losing to Undertaker at WrestleMania 21, Orton and his Hall of Fame father Cowboy Bob Orton schemed together to defeat Undertaker at SummerSlam.
The Ortons then mocked Undertaker, claiming he was ready for retirement, even going as far as to sign a copy of Undertaker’s Tombstone DVD and auctioning it to the highest bidder on WWE.com.
Randy and Bob Orton then took the proceeds and presented a rather large check for the Undertaker “Retirement Fund.” Taker responded to their mocking by ominously setting the check on fire.
Apparently, the Legend of Undertaker isn’t quite dead yet.
Last week on WWE.com, the WWE Tag Team Championship Match between MNM and Road Warrior Animal & Heidenreich ended in controversy when Animal nailed Joey Mercury with one of the championship belts while the referee was preoccupied. This week on Friday Night SmackDown, MNM will get their rematch. Can MNM regain the WWE Tag Team Championship? Or will Animal & Heidenreich continue to rule the tag team division on SmackDown?
Also, it will be a contrast of styles when the powerful JBL takes on the speedy Rey Mysterio Friday night on SmackDown.
Don’t miss SmackDown this Friday on UPN (8/7 CT).
Smackdown airtimes per local market can be found on WWE.com here.