Preview: Rated-R for rematch
December 21, 2007
With the support of his love, General Manager Vickie Guerrero, plus literally Major assistance from Edge imitators Brett & Brian, Edge turned Armageddonâ€™s Triple Threat Match against Batista and Undertaker into the â€œultimate opportunity,â€ winning the World Heavyweight Championship. But on SmackDown this Friday, the Ultimate Opportunist will find himself in The Animalâ€™s path, as Batista has invoked his rematch clause for the championship. Will Edge be able to keep the gold around his waist, or can Batista make sure that this Rated-R title reign is short-lived?
Meanwhile, the living ring legend whoâ€™s no stranger to gold â€“ former 16-time World Champion Ric Flair â€“ will also be on hand for Friday Night SmackDown. The â€œNature Boyâ€ hasnâ€™t been seen on SmackDown since Mr. McMahon informed him on Raw several weeks ago that the next time he loses in singles competition, heâ€™ll be forced to retire. Could Friday night mark the final SmackDown appearance for Flair, especially since after defeating Umaga on Raw Monday, he learned heâ€™ll square off against longtime friend Triple H on New Yearâ€™s Eve?
And what will SmackDown commentator JBL have to say in his Farewell Address on Friday night? The self-proclaimed â€œwrestling godâ€ announced this past Monday night that he would be leaving SmackDownâ€™s color commentary duties to join the Raw lineup of Superstars. Will the always-outspoken JBL choose to make an amicable exit Friday night, or does he have some harsh parting words for the SmackDown roster? And does he have any response to the comments made this past Monday on Raw by Chris Jericho?
For the answers to these and other questions, be sure to watch Friday Night SmackDown, 8/7 CT, only on The CW Network.
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