SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Aug. 30, 2013

BY Jake Grate

August 30, 2013

Can RVD make an intellectual splash?

Since his return at Money in the Bank, Rob Van Dam has shown the WWE Universe that his high-flying offense is as innovative as ever. And, with Ricardo Rodriguez on his side, not only did he beat World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio on Raw, but he is now slated to face “The Essence of Excellence” for his illustrious World Title at Night of Champions.

Tonight on SmackDown, though, he must first cross paths with another key player in the current World Title picture: Mr. Money in the Bank himself, Damien Sandow. Will “The Intellectual Savior of the Masses” school RVD? Or is “Mr. Pay-Per-View” going to continue his winning ways all the way up to and through his title match on Sep. 15?