Now that the World Heavyweight Championship match between Sheamus and Big Show is set for Hell in a Cell, things figure to pick up on SmackDown in the coming weeks. The WWE still has plenty of time to build toward the pay-per-view, but expect the storylines to heat up in a big way moving forward.
The world title will obviously be at the forefront of SmackDown this week as it always is, but the Intercontinental Championship will share the spotlight as well. The Miz announced on Main Event that he and The Great White would be doing battle on the blue brand this week.
In addition to that, there will be plenty of other things to keep an eye on as well, including the tag-team tournament to determine the No. 1 contenders for the titles. Three of the four first-round matches have already been contested, meaning the final one will be featured on SmackDown in all likelihood.
Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, Antonio Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Ryback and Wade Barrett all figure to play a role of some kind this week on SmackDown too, so there will be no shortage of top-flight talent to keep an eye on.
Here are the top five things that you should look out for while watching this week's edition of SmackDown.