On the heels of an attack suffered by Daniel Bryan at the hands of Kane on Monday Night Raw, the goat-faced Superstar rolled into the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines for SmackDown and wasted no time calling out his former tag team partner and current director of operations, Kane.
How would the Big Red Monster respond?
With his win-loss record against Elimination Chamber opponents at 0-1, Randy Orton entered Friday night needing a big win to restore the faith the Authority has in him as the face of the WWE. His opponent? One of his greatest rivals in "Captain Charisma" Christian.
Could the Toronto native build on the momentum he gained from earning a spot in the Chamber, or would The Viper striker and improve his record to 1-1?
With The Shield's upcoming war with The Wyatt Family on the horizon, would Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns coexist long enough to down the team of Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston? Conversely, would Bray Wyatt be able to fend off the bizarre Goldust? What would the trios have to say to one another this week?
All of these questions would be answered as WWE presented Friday Night SmackDown, just weeks from its annual February spectacular known as Elimination Chamber.
What was good, great and awesome about the show?
Let's take a look.