Official WWE SmackDown Preview For Tonight

From curious Cinco de Mayo
By Louie Dee
May 5, 2006

A lot of questions loom large as Friday Night SmackDown celebrates Cinco de Mayo in Cincinnati this week.

The biggest question is simply WHY, and only Mark Henry knows the answer. Last week, Henry seemingly snapped, attacking Bobby Lashley after their King of the Ring tournament opening-round match and interrupting the World Heavyweight Championship match between Kurt Angle & Rey Mysterio. He splashed Angle through a table, injuring the Wrestling Machine s ribs. Will the World s Strongest Man reveal any motive for his attacks?


Can Paul London and Brian Kendrick make it five in a row? London & Kendrick have four consecutive match victories over MNM, and this Friday night, they finally get an opportunity at MNM's WWE Tag Team Championship. Can MNM snap their slide and hang onto the gold, or will London & Kendrick keep the streak alive and walk away as champions?

Who will be Bobby Lashley's next opponent in the King of the Ring tournament? Chris Benoit meets Finlay in the final first-round match this week, with the winner advancing to face Lashley in the semi-finals. Will the Rabid Wolverine or the Fighting Irishman move on?

Can Gunner Scott do it again? Several weeks ago, Gunner defeated Booker T on Friday Night SmackDown, and they will meet this Friday night in a rematch. Will Gunner be victrious over the 5-time WCW Champion once more?


Where is Undertaker? Daivari told the world last week that the Deadman is afraid of the Great Khali, who used only his bare hands to annihilate Undertaker and break his spirit. The Deadman hasn t been seen or heard from since the attack; will that come to an end in Cincinnati?

Also this week, Tatanka s initiation into the Lakota tribe will begin. Be there to celebrate this huge honor for the fierce Native American warrior.

Don t miss what is sure to be an action-packed and interesting SmackDown this Friday night at 8/7 CT on UPN.