Every week here on Bleacher Report, I will take an in-depth look at SmackDown, recapping all of the action, offering analysis, and grading the matches, segments and anything else that takes place on the show, as well as provide some predictions on the direction of storylines.
This week featured some fallout from SummerSlam, but most of the show seemed dedicated to establishing some fresh feuds to take us through Night of Champions.
Alberto Del Rio and RVD are heading toward a World title match, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan are the new WWE title feud and The World's Strongest Man has teamed up with The World's Largest Athlete to take on The Shield.
Night of Champions is likely to feature fewer rematches than recent pay-per-views, which could help make it one of the better shows of the year if the new feuds work.
Friday's show featured six matches. Let's get right into the show with Randy Orton's opening promo.