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WWE SmackDown: Complete Preview, Rumors, News and More for April 10

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  The Celtic Warrior Sheamus during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2012

With one of the wildest editions of WWE Raw in a long time, the fans of wrestling are legitimately excited about the sport again. That sets up perfectly for Tuesday’s live edition of SmackDown.

The company is billing the event as a “Blast from the Past” episode, which will feature many of the stars that will be featured in the new WWE show Legends' House.

This should be interesting to say the least.

 

Where: Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va.

When: Tuesday, April 10, 8:00 p.m. ET

Watch: SyFy

 

Older Stars Scheduled to Appear

-"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan

-"Rowdy" Roddy Piper

-"Mean" Gene Okerlund

-Dusty Rhodes

-Mick Foley

-Sgt. Slaughter

-Jimmy Hart

-Howard Finkel

-Hillbilly Jim

-"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase

-Pat Patterson

-Tony Atlas

 

Preview

From the Hampton Coliseum’s official website, the actual wrestling main event or possibly even the after-show dark match has been revealed:

WWE Smackdown Live broadcasts live from the Hampton Coliseum on April 10th! Come see the main Six-Man Street Fight Match - "The Great White" Sheamus, "The Apex Predator" Randy Orton and "The World's Largest Athlete" The Big Show vs. Daniel Bryan, "The World's Strongest Man" Mark Henry and Cody Rhodes. WWE Smackdown Blast from the Past!

See your favorite WWE legends of the past including: Rowdy Roddy Piper, Pat Patterson, Jimmy Hart, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Tony Atlas, Mean Gene Okerlund, Howard Finkel, Hillbilly Jim and more! Lineup subject to change.

 

What They’re Saying

Heel Eve Torres has expressed her pleasure with the new GM of SmackDown:

Glad to see #SmackDown is in good hands. #PeoplePower!

— Eve Torres (@EveMarieTorres) April 7, 2012

John Cena teases the show after SyFy’s live edition of SmackDown in which he will be a part of:

Interesting #raw tonight. Make sure u check out @Syfy #DreamMachines tomorrow after #smackdown

— John Cena (@JohnCena) April 10, 2012

 

Rumors

Last night on Monday Night Raw, Jerry “The King” Lawler mentioned that the WWE Universe would hear the outcome of the decision by WWE brass on the future of Sheamus and his World Title.

After Sheamus booted a referee in the face last Tuesday night, it will be interesting to see how the WWE handles their face champion who hit an innocent ref. That’s not very face, Sheamus.

With much talk surrounding Daniel Bryan and the YES! Chants that follow him, it has become blatantly obvious that the WWE doesn’t want the young star to get too big yet. With no action on Monday except as one of the men that broke up Lesnar and Cena, Bryan’s star status with the fans won’t last if WWE doesn’t show him off to the crowd.

Let’s hope the WWE sees the error of their ways and gets the strap back on the heel Daniel Bryan. They could do a triple threat match between DBry, Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio in which all three stars could look strong. It won’t happen, though.

 

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