SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Feb. 8, 2013

BY Jake Grate

February 08, 2013

Will Del Rio’s suspension hold?

On Tuesday evening, SmackDown General Manager Booker T made the shocking announcement that World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio has been suspended from tonight’s SmackDown due to his back-to-back assaults on Big Show. The first attack came with a pipe one week ago on the blue brand while the second was in the giant’s own hotel room on Raw. Although it is an extreme punishment from Booker, will the discipline be enough to appease an angry giant?

Perhaps even more importantly, will the suspension actually keep Del Rio off SmackDown? After receiving news of Booker’s decree, the World Champion tweeted, suggesting he might still show up on the blue brand, perhaps even buying his own ticket.

Just nine days away from the World Title Match at Elimination Chamber, the WWE Universe will hold its collective breathe to see if Del Rio and Big Show’s exceedingly bitter and personal rivalry will boil over yet again.