The budding rivalry between Kevin Owens and Cesaro intensified last week when the former attacked the Swiss Superstar following a thrilling main event against WWE World Heavyweight champion Seth Rollins.
This week on SmackDown, those three Superstars again find themselves entangled in a series of events leading to an explosive tag team main event.
Their issues form the foundation of what will be another episode of the Thursday night program that has little to do with furthering any major storylines but, at the end of the night, provides fans with an entertaining way to spend two hours of prime-time television.
The question is which Superstar will step up to the plate and stand side by side with Cesaro as he battles his latest rivals?
Considering the fact that both Rollins and Owens have made their fair share of enemies in recent months, the list of potential partners champing at the bit to spoil their evenings is a lengthy one.
Can't wait to find out who joins the Swiss competitor for Thursday's main event?
Find out everything that went down Tuesday night, courtesy of our friends over at WrestlingInc.com.
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- Seth Rollins cut a promo about Raw on Monday night and losing to John Cena. Cesaro interrupted, and our first match of the night got underway.
- Cesaro defeated Rollins via disqualification when Kevin Owens interfered. A two-on-one beatdown of Cesaro ensued.
- The Lucha Dragons and Los Matadores defeated The Ascension and The New Day.
- Rusev and Summer Rae cut a promo about the fish incident on Raw.
- Rusev defeated Jack Swagger. After the match, Rusev attempted to further assault his opponent, but Swagger applied the Patriot Lock to a big pop.
- Stardust defeated R-Truth. The victor cut a post-match promo but was attacked by Neville.
- Cesaro and Dean Ambrose defeated Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins when Cesaro pinned Owens with a roll-up.
This week's show is certainly lacking star power, which is the first thing this writer noticed when glancing over the results. With no appearances from John Cena, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns or even the WWE Divas, the show is left to be carried by the aforementioned Cesaro, Owens and Rollins.
Throw in Dean Ambrose, who might be the one Superstar management takes for granted above all others, and the groundwork is there for some extraordinary wrestling, if nothing else.
Unfortunately, outside of the night's bookends, there is little reason to go out of your way to catch this week's show. At least, that is, if you consider yourself more of a casual fan.
The tag team match, coupled with what went down on Raw, seems to indicate the Prime Time Players will defend their titles in some sort of multi-team match at SummerSlam.
Rusev and Summer Rae will be looking to take out their frustrations on poor Jack Swagger, who has been everyone's favorite punching bag in recent months.
Overall, the show is certainly skippable, but considering the four stars who form the nucleus for the broadcast, you may risk missing some quality ring work.