Since SmackDown is generally viewed as the show that helps develop midcard feuds in the WWE, the blue brand will certainly be of the utmost importance this week and moving forward.
The main event matches are already set for WrestleMania XXIX, but there is still plenty of depth that needs to be added in the coming weeks.
One of the most intriguing midcard rivalries that has been cultivated recently is between Ryback and Mark Henry. It began a couple weeks ago on Raw when they had a staredown and it has continued ever since. Despite the fact that most believed it would be saved for WrestleMania, they are scheduled to wrestle on SmackDown, so it will be interesting to see how it plays out.
Also, SmackDown promises to feature other supporting feuds such as Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger and The Shield vs. Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show.
The WWE must try to figure out what to do with the midcard champions as well as other capable superstars like Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler and The Miz as well, so hopefully that starts this week.
Here are the top five things that you should keep an eye on while watching this week's edition of SmackDown.