SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Mar. 1, 2013

BY Alex Giannini

March 01, 2013

How will the WWE Universe affect Social Media SmackDown?

WWE is known across the globe as one of the most socially active companies on the planet. From trending on Twitter to dominating Facebook and Tout, WWE and its Superstars and Divas rule the social media landscape. Add in WWE Active, the revolutionary second-screen experience, and it’s safe to say that the WWE Universe has become a huge influence over what happens inside the squared circle.

So while no one knows for sure what will happen when the first-ever Social Media SmackDown comes to Friday night, one thing is for certain: The WWE Universe will affect the blue brand in a BIG way. How big? You’ll just have to tune in tonight to find out.

Will J.R. try to talk some sense into Swagger?

Following World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio’s incendiary faceoff with No. 1 contender Jack Swagger and his controversial mentor, Zeb Colter, on “Miz TV” Monday night, the “Real American” has agreed to take questions from WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross on the blue brand.

Yes, Good Ol’ J.R. will make a special SmackDown appearance in his hometown of Oklahoma City tonight. Will the man who first brought Swagger to WWE look to talk some sense into his fellow Boomer Sooner?

As the war of words will unquestionably escalate with their WrestleMania confrontation drawing nearer, are Del Rio and Swagger headed for another not-so-friendly face-to-face? Something’s gotta give in the heated exchange between the two determined Superstars who have yet to engage each other physically since their match was set for The Showcase of the Immortals. But the question remains, what … and, perhaps more pertinently, who, will pay the price when tensions erupt?