This past Monday's (Aug. 27, 2012) episode of WWE Raw featured the start of the build to the Night of Champions pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for Sept. 16 in John Cena's hometown of Boston, Mass.
Already set for the show is yet another Sheamus title defense against Alberto Del Rio. Are we still on board for a feud that has dragged on as long as this one?
Either way, we're getting it.
The main event of Smackdown this week will feature a match made on Raw pitting Randy Orton against Money in the Bank winner Dolph Ziggler. You can guess how this one ends, especially after Orton tapped clean to Del Rio recently.
Plus, more on Kane and his anger management treatment and a big return.
Find out exactly what you'll see this Friday, courtesy of the Wrestling Observer, after the jump.
-- The show kicks off with the world heavyweight champion, Sheamus, getting into it with Damien Sandow. This leads to Booker T booking a match between the two for later in the evening.
-- Rey Mysterio def. Cody Rhodes. Obviously, Mysterio passed his impact concussion tests, right? Well, let's hope that's the case. Rhodes is continuing his gimmick of trying to get masks off wrestlers but he ended up double teamed by Mysterio and Sin Cara.
-- Kaitlyn def. Natalya. The promotion is kicking up for Kaitlyn's Diva's title shot at Layla at Night of Champions.
-- Vickie Guerrero does an interview in which she builds on her points from Raw, namely the fact that A.J. Lee is a terrible General Manager. Vickie plans on going to the Board of Directors and trying to get A.J. out of power. I'm sure that would make a lot of folks happy but there's no way in hell it happens.
-- Sheamus def. Damien Sandow. Apparently, Sandow walked out of the match, which is interesting because it means they felt the need to protect him here. That's encouraging.
-- Prime Time Players def. Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd. Hooray for tag teams.
-- They ran an angle with Kane coming out during an Alberto Del Rio interview with Josh Matthews where Matthews ran away like he did on Raw. This time, though, Kane asked him to come back because his therapist wanted him to apologize. Del Rio then defeated Kane and "The Big Red Monster" ended up choke slamming Matthews anyway.
-- Randy Orton def. Dolph Ziggler. "The Viper" went over clean in a good match, as expected.
That's the show, Cagesiders. Thoughts?