PREVIEW for SmackDown!'s main event:
The sultan of the '619,' Rey Mysterio fights Edge for The World Heavyweight Championship in the SmackDown! main event at Royal Rumble (and don't forget the main event of the pay-per-view, The Royal Rumble Match)
Rey Mysterio vs. Edge (World Heavyweight Championship Match)
After winning the Beat the Clock Challenge on SmackDown, the high-flying Rey Mysterio will challenge Edge for his World Championship at Royal Rumble.
While Rey will be looking to recapture the gold he once held, as one of the biggest underdogs in WWE history, the Rated-R Superstar has no intention of letting his title go, and he has the backing of SmackDown’s General Manager, and his lover, Vickie Guerrero. Mysterio will attempt to regain the title with an advantage few competitors have against Edge: Familiarity.
In 2002, Edge & Rey were tag team champions together and they know each other in the ring as well as out. Mysterio also is very familiar with Edge’s ace in the hole, Vickie Guerrero. The GM was instrumental in Rey’s knee being demolished when she betrayed the longtime Guerrero family friend to aid Chavo Guerrero in their 2006 rivalry.
Will the high-flying Master of the 619 find a way to overcome the odds, as he has many times in the past, to carry the gold once more? Or will the Ultimate Opportunist, along with his friends Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder and the love of SmackDown’s GM, keep the title around Edge’s waist?