Official WWE SmackDown Preview For This Week

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Road tested

February 29, 2008

The Road to WrestleMania XXIV may prove to be a bumpy one for World Heavyweight Champion Edge. Moments after proclaiming to our fans that he was not afraid of Undertaker and that he would be the man to stop The Phenom's undefeated WrestleMania streak, the Rated-R Superstar came face-to-face with the No. 1 contender.


Rather than stick around and live up to his words, the Ultimate Opportunist ducked out of the ring and watched as Undertaker demolished Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder. As Edge prepares for his showdown with The Phenom at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on March 30, will his vow to break "The Streak" leave him in the crosshairs of Undertaker's fury? Will The Deadman have something to say about his pursuit to reclaim the World Heavyweight Championship?

This Friday on SmackDown, Batista & Kane will face the team of United States Champion MVP & The Great Khali. Last week, for the second straight week on SmackDown, Batista defeated United States Champion MVP in one-on-one non-title action. Both Superstars were bruised and beaten following the Elimination Chamber Match at No Way Out, but The Animal found a way to put down the cocky MVP. What will happen when The Animal & the Big Red Monster team up to take on the Ballin' Superstar & the Punjabi giant? Can MVP find a way to bounce back from consecutive losses with Khali in his corner? Or will The Animal's rage and Kane's hellfire prove to be too much?


One Superstar who is unleashing his fury on WWE is Big Show. The man who will face Floyd Mayweather at WrestleMania is intent to send a strong message to "Money" Mayweather, and he will do so by any means necessary. This Friday, Big Show will return to a WWE ring for his first in-ring action in more than a year. Who will step up and face the gigantic challenge? Will Big Show give Floyd Mayweather a preview of what's to come at WrestleMania XXIV? And if Big Show returns more dominant than ever, who can stop the angry giant?

Finally, Shelton Benjamin qualified for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania XXIV when he defeated Jimmy Wang Yang. Shelton now joins Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy and Mr. Kennedy as participants in this year's match. Will ECW's "Gold Standard" finally earn his opportunity at a World Title? Who else from Friday night's will find themselves reaching for gold at WrestleMania? Who will qualify in the coming weeks for this awe-inspiring encounter?