WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN: WWE Friday Night Smackdown May 22 preview


Posted on 5/22/120 by Bob Magee



Charlotte Flair and Bayley to meet in Champion vs. Champion
Match

The Queen certainly knows how make a grand entrance, and she
knows how to stir the pot even better.

Charlotte Flair returned to SmackDown last week with a
message for Bayley and, perhaps more importantly, Bayley’s
good friend Sasha Banks. Before the NXT Women’s Champion was
done, she left The Boss contemplating her future and set a
Champion vs. Champion Match against the SmackDown Women’s
Champion.

Will The Queen seize the opportunity to assert her
dominance? Or can Bayley & Sasha affirm their role model
status?

Tune in to SmackDown at 8/7 C on FOX to see which champion
will reign supreme.

Jeff Hardy looks to accelerate comeback against Sheamus in
Intercontinental Championship Tournament

Jeff Hardy has won fans for years with his extreme style and
iconic matches, but don’t dare count Sheamus as one of them.
The two rivals will battle in the first round of the
Intercontinental Championship Tournament on Friday Night
SmackDown.

The Celtic Warrior has taken exception with the fanfare over
The Charismatic Enigma’s latest comeback. Hardy announced
his presence in a big way with a Swanton Bomb on the Irish
Superstar and a gritty win over Cesaro in WWE Money In The
Bank Kickoff action.

The winner of the match will draw Daniel Bryan in the
semifinals of the tournament.

Can Hardy put his comeback on the fast track, or is Sheamus
destined for Grand Slam glory by getting a step closer to
the coveted title?

Catch SmackDown at 8/7 C on FOX to see the brewing showdown
between Hardy and Sheamus.


AJ Styles rolls into SmackDown to face Shinsuke Nakamura in
Intercontinental Championship Tournament

The announcement of AJ Styles in the Intercontinental
Championship Tournament shook up the bracket, and Shinsuke
Nakamura will have to deal with the fallout.

The Phenomenal One will face the former Intercontinental
Champion in the First Round of the Intercontinental
Championship Tournament. The title is currently being held
in abeyance due to Sami Zayn being unable to compete. Now
the in-ring poet Nakamura will look to defend his friend’s
honor and bring the championship into The Artist Collective.

The winner of the first-round showdown will face Elias in
the semifinals.

Will Styles become a regular fixture on the blue brand, or
can Nakamura discourage The Phenomenal One’s journey onto
SmackDown?

Catch SmackDown at 8/7 C on FOX to see the clash of highly
skilled Superstars.

Otis & Mandy Rose bring personal battle with Sonya Deville &
Dolph Ziggler to the ring


Otis won the battle for Mandy Rose’s heart, but now the
blissful couple will have to fight off Sonya Deville’s quest
to ruin The Golden Goddess’ life.

Last week, Deville attacked Rose’s “lack of skill” and
painted a bleak picture for the future of the stunning
Superstar. With Dolph Ziggler by her side, the former Fire &
Desire member challenged Otis & Mandy to a Mixed Tag Team
Match on SmackDown.

The Workin’ Man Superstar has been too much to handle for
The Showoff in their encounters, but Deville did earn a
recent win over her former best friend.

Will Otis & Mandy’s love conquer all, or will payback be a
dish best served by Deville & Ziggler?

Catch SmackDown at 8/7 C on FOX to see who will come out on
top.

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