SmackDown Preview 7/25/14

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The Road to SummerSlam has begun! In addition to recapping the big announcement of the #1 Contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship two big matches are being hyped for another evening of exciting WWE action live on tape from Orlando, FL.

First up is a rematch from Monday’s RAW but this time with a twist: No Disqualification. Dean Ambrose will renew his agressions with possible new Authority hitman Cesaro. Monday Ambrose was diqualified for using a chair in what was turning into a fun match against the Swiss Superman. Tonight the two will hook it up again with no restrictions.

In the second of tonight’s Main Events, Roman Reigns will take on the Mexican Aristocrat, Alberto Del Rio.

Check out the full lineup below and tune in at 8PM ET on SyFy!

  • Rybaxel vs. The Usos
  • Bo Dallas vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • No Disqualification: Cesaro vs. Dean Ambrose
  • Paige vs. Naomi
  • Bray Wyatt vs. R-Truth
  • Alberto Del Rio vs. Roman Reigns

Daniel Bryan: Crimefighter

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In a wild story that’s hit the web this afternoon from Monday, despite his numerous injuries that aborted his WWE Championship reign, Daniel Bryan wasn’t letting a burglar get away.

On Monday evening, Bryan and wife Brie Bella were pulling into their driveway and noticed their home’s door opening. The Dazzler then struck into action.

Via ABC 15 in Phoenix:

Two men ran out of the house and fled on foot. Danielson was able to catch one of the men, 22-year-old Cesar Sosa.

Sosa and Danielson got into a struggle but Danielson was able to detain him until officials arrived, police said.

I like to imagine that Sosa was subdued with a  patented running knee strike. No word on if the burglary was linked to the Authority in retaliation for Brie Bella pressing charges against Stephanie McMahon. I kid. I kid.

The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase on Chad Dukes Versus The World

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The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase joined Chad Dukes this afternoon on Chad Dukes Versus The World to promote his appearance taking pictures, signing autographs, and throwing out the first pitch Saturday July 26th at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia for the Potomac Nationals game with the Carolina Mudcats.

Despite admittedly not following the current WWE product as closely as he had in the past, DiBiase shared some interesting takes on Bray Wyatt, the value of having different characters, the Undertaker’s streak and JBL & Alberto Del Rio working the Million Dollar Man Gimmick.

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Interview starts at the 6:30 mark of the clip above or if you hate great radio interviews, check out a few quotes after the jump.

Follow Ted DiBiase at @MDMTedDiBiase on Twitter and check him out at the Potomac Nationals Game this Saturday Evening by purchasing tickets HERE.

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NXT Preview 7/25/14

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Tonight at 9PM on the WWE Network it’s NXT, featuring a NXT Women’s Championship match.

The founder of the BFFs, Summer Rae returned a couple months back to seemingly rejoin her friends Charlotte & Sasha Banks. However, as we’ve seen in the ensuing weeks Charlotte had moved into the blonde alpha female role causing friction between the Beautiful Fierce Females. Now that the group is in shambles with all three going their separate ways, Summer will challenge Charlotte for her championship.

As a refresher to new viewers, Charlotte has been NXT Women’s Champion since NXT Takeover in May, defeating Natalya in the finals of a tournament for the vacant title. Summer earned her shot by defeating Bayley in a number one contender’s match a few weeks back.

Last week on NXT we learned that the short lived team of Kalisto & El Local was no more. One of the most entertaining duos in NXT, the Vaudevillians, proceeded to mock Kalisto over the breakup of Los Luchas. Tonight, Kalisto will debut a new partner with designs on taking Gotch & English down.

And finally, fresh off their controversial comments at Battleground, Lana & Rusev return to Full Sail. The Ravishing Russian and the Bulgarian Brute will square off against NXT Champion Adrian Neville. Looming in the background of this affair will be Prince Pretty himself, Tyler Breeze. Breeze is recovering from a career threatening hand modeling injury, but is expected to announce when he’ll challenge Neville for the belt any day now.

NXT airs at 9PM ET tonight on the WWE Network. The head to head lineup with Impact Wrestling includes WWE Superstars following NXT at 10PM. Tonight’s matchups: Adam Rose vs. Heath Slater and Alberto Del Rio vs. R-Truth

The Coolest Pic You’ll See All Day: The Man Called Sting

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Left to Right: Paul Heyman, Hulk Hogan, OMGSTING!, & Daniel Bryan

From today’s WWE Mattel panel at San Diego Comic Con comes the first live appearance of Sting at a WWE Function, IN FULL RING ATTIRE. Sting made a surprise appearance in conjunction with the news that in addition to his WWE2K15 appearance and shirt on WWE Shop, Mattel will be producing a Sting WWE Action figure.

With all the run that every hint of Sting appearing with WWE gets, they have to use him on WWE Television at some point right?

Hit up Ringside Collectibles Instagram for more pics from the panel.

 
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