WWE SmackDown: Spoiler-Free Preview for June 20

Ryan DilbertWWE Lead WriterJune 19, 2014

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Money in the Bank positioning continues on the June 20 edition of WWE SmackDown.

A huge two-on-three matchup headlines a show where several Superstars without a spot on the upcoming pay-per-view can begin to gain enough momentum to get on the card. Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston and Adam Rose are all on the hunt for victory.

Columbus, Ohio, already hosted those wrestlers, as well as the former members of The Shield and all the top contenders for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship. WWE taped the action on Tuesday, and it won't air on Syfy until Friday night.

The results are available within the Internet's various spoiler reports. For a non-spoiled look at what matches to expect on Friday's Smackdown, you're in the right place.


Seth Rollins vs. Kofi Kingston

Since breaking away from The Shield, Rollins has compiled a number of wins over Dolph Ziggler. Another athletic rival awaits him here.

Rollins looks to continue his winning ways, while Kingston looks to scrape together some momentum. He hasn't been a consistent part of WWE TV as of late. A spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder match that Rollins announced on Tuesday's Main Event is his best hope of grabbing some spotlight in the near future.

This could be how Kingston earns his way into that fray, or else it could just be another means for Rollins to boost his resume. As a bonus, Rollins is set to debut new in-ring gear, so look out for that.


Dean Ambrose vs. Kane

Angering Triple H and The Authority has dangerous consequences that often involve the monstrous Kane entering attack mode. Ambrose's rivalry with Rollins has earned him a spot on Triple H's bad side and on Friday's SmackDown, a showdown with Kane.

It's been a long while since these two have met, the teams they were a part of then now disintegrated.

These are two possible candidates for the Money in the Bank Ladder match. With little time to position one's self for a spot in that bout, a victory here means more than normal.

Ambrose's recent clashes have seen Rollins distract him. He'll have to ignore any possible interference and focus on the large masked man in the ring opposite him.


Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett

When these two met in the tournament to decide the No. 1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship, the result was the tourney's best match. Brawling and grappling, power and athleticism merged to make for compelling entertainment.

Barrett went on to win, later dethroning Big E.

"The Show-Off" is hoping for a different result this time. Wins have not come by the boatload for him this year and pinning the IC champ would be the highlight of 2014 for him.

He has to least be happy to be facing Batista or Rollins, two men who have dominated him lately.


Adam Rose vs. Titus O'Neil

Battling Rose is unlike taking other Superstars. One has to block out Rose's antics and his happy-go-lucky entourage.

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O'Neil will look to do just that as he tries to be the first WWE Superstar to knock off the recent NXT transplant. Losses have been piling up for him lately, be it on Raw, SmackDown or Superstars.

He enters as the underdog despite his advantage in experience, as it looks as if WWE is pushing Rose and unsure of what to do with the powerhouse from the University of Florida.


Jack Swagger vs. Big E

These two hosses have produced some good matches in the past. They collide once more, the winner perhaps stepping closer to entering the Money in the Bank Ladder match.

They will both be hoping neither Rusev or Lana get involved. On last Friday's SmackDown, a distraction from Lana averted Swagger's attention and Big E pounced.

Fans will be curious to see if Swagger continues to clash with Rusev and a full feud blossoms or if Big E is the one to take on "The Bulgarian Brute."


Bo Dallas vs. Fandango 

Dallas suffered his first loss on Monday's Raw after failing to eliminate Rusev and Roman Reigns in the Battle Royal. He's sure to stay positive and keep "bo-lieving" in himself, though.

Fandango is possibly a way for Dallas to regain his momentum, restart his winning streak and start doing his victory lap once more. That, or Dallas is headed for comedy wrestler territory. Top wrestlers have battled Fandango, but it's the company's rodeo clowns (Santino Marella, The Great Khali) who have feuded with him lately.

The ballroom dancer will be happy just to have the focus on him and not the spat between his current and former dance partners.


Roman Reigns, Sheamus and John Cena vs. Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton

The fan favorites from the WWE title Ladder match collide with the heels. That split equals a four-to-three disadvantage for the good guys.

This match features star power aplenty and some interesting combinations, but beyond the immediate thrills, it's worth watching who WWE zeroes in on the most. Some folks will be relegated to supporting roles here, likely a signal of them doing the same at Money in the Bank.

Whoever gets the most offense in, is most central to the story and gets the decisive pin or submission will likely be a huge part of the upcoming pay-per-view's main event and perhaps win the whole thing as well.

Former foes team up and current rivals clash in what promises to be a must-watch match. It caps off an episode of SmackDown rife with opportunities, a showcase for those still climbing into the Money in the Bank spotlight.