Official WWE Smackdown Preview: Carlito vs. Cena

Keith Wilcutt

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First, John Cena made a triumphant return from major injuries as a member of Team Guerrero at Survivor Series. Now, he’ll get a chance at payback against Carlito Caribbean Cool … and a chance to win back the United States Championship.

Carlito and associate Jesus left Survivor Series before Carlito’s match even officially got underway. As a result, General Manager Theodore Long has made a special SmackDown! rematch between John Cena and the United States Champion. And if Carlito no-shows like he did at the pay-per-view, then he’ll be stripped of the United States Championship.

Meanwhile, Kurt Angle, former WWE Champion and the only Olympic Gold Medalist in WWE history, has decided to launch the “Kurt Angle Invitational”. has learned that Kurt issued this open challenge to any young superstar to face him one-on-one on SmackDown!

Also, JBL is still champion after defeating Booker T at Survivor Series. What will be on the champ’s mind come Thursday?

Plus, what will the Tough Enough finalists be put through this week? One thing is certain: Someone will be heading home without that coveted $1 million contract.

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