Smackdown Preview for July 20, 2007 (Includes Preemption Info and Spoilers)


Preview: Giant-sized shocker
July 20, 2007

All hell has broken loose in the realm of SmackDown, and as a result, The Great Khali stands tall as the new World Heavyweight Champion.

In an incredible set of circumstances in Laredo, Texas, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long ordered Edge – who has been sidelined for the next several months by a pectoral injury – to relinquish his World Heavyweight Title. That same evening, a Long-directed 20-Man Battle Royal would determine a new champion, who proved to be none other than The Great Khali.

In addition to this shocking turn of events, SmackDown’s GM also declared that Batista and Kane would go head-to-head in a No. 1 Contender’s Match, with the winner facing the Punjabi colossus at The Great American Bash. Who won that contest, and the right to challenge for the World Heavyweight Title this Sunday? How did The Great Khali beat down 19 other championship-thirsty Superstars and walk away with the gold? And what was Edge’s reaction to having the gold stripped right off his Rated-R waist?

For the answers to these questions and more, watch SmackDown this Friday night at 8/7 CT, on The CW Network. has reported that Smackdown will be preempted tonight in the following markets (followed by the airdate and times):

Rochester, NY (WHAM-DT): Sat. 7/21/07 8-10pm
Wilkes-Barre, PA (WSWB): Fri. 7/20/07 10p-12am
Syracuse, NY (WSTQ): Sat. 7/21/07 8-10pm

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