With just nine days to go before the year’s most extreme pay-per-view descends upon the WWE Universe, Chris Jericho may have won a battle against Ryback, but it came at a huge physical cost. While Y2J and “The Human Wrecking Ball” put the exclamation point on a big night, there was plenty more SmackDown action, including a classic confrontation between Daniel Bryan and Dean Ambrose and an injury to the World Heavyweight Champion.
Chris Jericho brought “The Highlight Reel” back to SmackDown. His guest? The No. 1 Contender to the WWE Title, Ryback!
Coming off a massive Monday night victory over WWE Tag Team Champion Kane and embroiled in controversy as he readies to face injured WWE Champion John Cena at Extreme Rules, “The Human Wrecking Ball” remained a Superstar of questionable action. While Y2J related to the challenger’s win-at-all-cost mentality, the six-time World Champion insinuated that Ryback would lose the respect of the WWE Universe if he goes ahead with his Last Man Standing Match against the injured Cena.
As tensions approached a breaking point, Senior Advisor to the SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long interjected. For the first time ever, Y2J would face off against Ryback in SmackDown’s main event! But Ryback couldn’t wait for the match to begin, and blindsided Jericho with a thundering right hand to the face.
Source: wwe.com/Jeffrey Nyabor