Smackdown Preview 01.23.06
Last week also saw another tragic incident involving WWE Champion Jeff Hardy at Smackdown in Omaha, Nebraska. Edge hosted a special edition of his in-ring interview show, "The Cutting Edge" and introduced Hardy as his special guest. As Jeff made his way down to the ring, his pyrotechnics display exploded in his face causing Jeff to writhe around in pain in the ramp. Medical staff and wrestlers rushed in, and Hardy was taken away by stretcher. It was first reported as an accident, but Jeff's own brother Matt Hardy said it seems more than just a coincidence. Jeff's now been attacked in a hotel room, part of a hit and run accident, and now the pyrotechnics display. Matt also reported that Jeff's been recovering and plans to still defend his WWE title at the Royal Rumble. Will the WWE Universe find out any more about who's been behind all of the trouble Jeff Hardy has experienced lately? What will Edge and Vickie have up their sleeves for Smackdown?
Last week Smackdown also payed a final fairwell to longtime diva Victoria on last week's show as well. Victoria found herself unable to compete at her full level when her leg gave way in a Widow's Peak attempt. Michelle McCool who recently unleashed her "bad side" was able to defeat Victoria. Will Michelle continue to go after Maria now, or set her sights on Maryse's WWE Divas Championship? Also, R-Truth found himself the victim of a beatdown from The Brian Kendrick's bodyguard, Ezekiel Jackson. R-Truth and The Brian Kendrick are both participants in the 2009 Royal Rumble match. Will R-Truth seek retribution on Smackdown and get a match against the much bigger Ezekiel?
Smackdown hits the air just two nights before the 2009 Royal Rumble! Catch all the action of Smackdown at 8PM EST on MyNetworkTV.