Smackdown - The last before Judgement Day!
Smack down : 13/05/04 : Orlando:
Video is played showing last weeks contract signing.
Camera cuts to the locker room where McMahon and Hart are holding a meeting with the LumberJacks for Judgment Day. They give out orders and tell them that if they can pull off this victory, then they will all have jobs for life, if not there career will be down the toilet.
Smackdown video plays
Cole: Were just 72 hours away from Judgment Day. And never has a PPV been so aptly named than this Sundays event from Corpus Christi, Texas, the home state of Steve Austin, who is putting his career on the line in a match were the odds are stacked against the Bionic redneck.
Tazz : You’re right Cole. Steve Austin has faced insurmountable odds before, and he’s prevailed, but this Sunday the odds are gonna be too much for him, in my opinion anyway.
Cole : Judgment Day is still days away, but Smackdown is here tonight and what a show its gonna be!!
1st Match: 8 Man Tag:
Billy Kidman & the Japanese Buzzsaws vs. Rey Mysterio, Shannon Moore, Spanky and Paul London
(During entrances, we are reminded that Kidman defends the cruiserweight title at Judgment day against Mysterio)
Finish: In a short but exciting match, it comes to an abrupt end, when only Rey and Sakoda are in the ring. Rey hit’s the 619, but as he goes for the west coast pop, Kidman hits him with the belt, forcing Rey to lose his balance and land on the mat. Kidman hit’s the Shooting Star and takes the victory.
Backstage, Angle, Chavo and Holly talk about Holly’s match with Benoit tonight as well as their respective matches this Sunday and their role as Lumberjacks in the main event at Judgment Day. They all agree that the WWE will be a better place without Austin in it.
We return with the Rock making his way to the ring. He takes a microphone and begins to talk. He makes fun of the crowd and then talks about Austin for a minute before making fun of John Cena. This brings out Cena to an amazing pop from the crowd. He makes fun of the Rock who becomes pissed off. Rock gets serious and says that on Sunday, the talking will be over, the threats will be over and Finally, The Rock will teach John Cena respect. Cena reminds Rock that he won at WM XX and he will repeat that feat at Judgment Day. Rock says that nobody gets lucky against the Rock twice, especially punks like Cena. They go head to head as the fans go wild, with fairly even chants for Cena and The Rock.
We go backstage where Josh is holding an interview with the Japanese trio. They try to make fun of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Next we see a pick up truck entering the arena inside is Steve Austin. He stops at the Japanese and makes fun of them before scaring them off.
2nd Match: 6 Person inter gender tag match:
Basham Brothers and Shaniqua vs. Huuricane, Citizen Storm and Torrie Wilson
Finish: In a pretty decent match, it breaks down into a brawl, and just like last week, the Basham’s make a switch that goes undetected to pick up the win.
Interview with Kanyon. Tells Rue he is still not 100% but he will compete tonight and will retain his U.S Title on Sunday.
Cena and Austin talk. Cena tells Austin he has the utmost respect for Austin and if he needs help at Judgment Day he will help him. Austin tells him he appreciates it, but he needs to worry about his match with The Rock at Judgment Day not Austin’s. He also tells Cena he doesn’t want anyone’s help and if he does get beat and his career ends, he wants Cena to carry on the good name of Stone Cold, and should he lose he will be taking Mc Mahon and Bret with him, and that’s the bottom line, cause Stone Cold said so!!!
Bradshaw w/ Faarooq vs. Benjamin w/ Haas
Finish: As they have done for the last few weeks, the APA decimate TWGTT and once again, they try to look for the easy way out, but this time things don’t go to plan as Haas is caught by Faarooq as he is about to throw the title belt to Shelton. He is thrown into the ring and met with a Clothesline from hell. Bradshaw hits another to Benjamin and gets the win. APA hold the belts as TWGTT lie motionless in the ring. Cole says this could be what we see at Judgment Day. The APA are dominant tonight will they do the same at Judgment day!!
Eddy and Chavo have a war of words backstage. Chavo laughs at Eddy before walking away.
Goldberg interview. He talks about Lesnar and how they are both similar, but Goldberg is still better. Lesnar interrupts. He disagrees. He says they have nothing in common because he is a winner and Goldberg is a loser. He says he will prove it tonight and on Sunday.
Vince and Bret are talking in the GM office. They talk about the end of Austin.
Austin reaction. He says if Vince is so tough then why doesn’t he go face to face with him later tonight!
Hardcore Holly vs. Chris Benoit
(During entrances we are told that Hardcore Holly will face Zach Gowen at Judgment Day.)
Finish: After a surprisingly good 14 minute match, a frustrated Holly goes to the outside and picks up a steel chair. He clobbers Benoit and begins a beat down. Gowen tries to make the save, but is overpowered by the bigger Holly. Eddy then runs to the ring and knocks Holly out of the ring. He helps Benoit up but Chavo and Angle runs to the ring and attack the other two. Holly, Chavo and Kurt begin an assault on all 3 but concentrate on taking out Benoit by focusing on his knee. Eddy and Zach are thrown to the outside while the assault continues until officials order them away. Chavo takes the mic and tells Eddy and Benoit they will see them on Sunday.
Show and Lesnar talk backstage about tonight’s match against Kanyon and Goldberg. They both say tonight is a taster for Sunday.
Bret asks Vince what he will do about Austin calling him out. He says he has a foolproof plan.
We return with Chris Benoit being placed into an ambulance. Eddy goes with him and tells him to hang in there.
Michael Cole and Tazz give their reaction on the situation with The Guerrero’s, Kurt and Benoit. They speculate if Benoit will be able to make it to Judgment Day. They then preview the rest of Judgment Day. Firstly they talk about the WWE Title match between Goldberg and Lesnar saying both men have shown how dominant they can be, but who will be dominant on Sunday. Rey Mysterio looks to regain the Cruiserweight title as he fasces his former friend Kidman. APA challenge WGTT in a clash of styles for the Tag straps. Hardcore Holly looks to dispose of Zach Gowen, The Rock takes on John Cena in a rivalry for the ages, Eddy Guerreo and Benoit take on Chavo and Angle. Big Show looks to dethrone Kanyon as U.S Champ in a real life David and Goliath contest and the main event, Judge, Jury and Executioner as Vince McMahon has his chance to do what he has wanted for years - to retire Stone Cold Steve Austin, with Bret Hart as referee and a list of handpicked Lumberjacks. This Sunday, Judgment Day!!!!!
John Cena is leaving the arena, but is attacked by The Rock from behind. He hit’s a Rock Bottom onto the concrete. He tells Cena that come Judgment Day he is goin one on one with the great one - word life!!
APA are in their office talking about Judgment Day. They say that after all their running and all their cheating, all that TWGTT are gonna get is asses handed to them from the APA!
Goldberg & Kanyon vs. Brock Lesnar & Big Show
Finish: The referee gets knocked out as Kanyon ducks a clothesline from Show. All four brawl as Show takes the wounded Kanyon to the outside and choke slams him through the announce table. He then helps Lesnar dominate Goldberg in the ring. Lesnar goes for an F5 but Goldberg reverses into a DDT. Show then goes for a Chokeslam but Goldberg fights out of it. He hit’s a Jackhammer on Show and picks up the win. Once he gets to his feet he is met by Lesnar. They go head to head and both do some trash talking. We don’t hear what either man says but whatever Goldberg says, it strikes fear into Lesnar who backs out of the ring with a rather worried look as Goldberg smiles.
Austin is walking backstage heading to the ring for his confrontation with McMahon after the break.
Austin’s music hits into the arena to an unreal reception from the fans. He goes to each corner before talking. Before he can talk, the arena bursts into Austin chants for a good few minutes. Eventually he gets the chance to talk. He talks about his career and everything he has done, and all the obstacles he has overcome, but this Sunday he admits that he is facing the biggest challenge of his career. He then says it will take Vince, Bret and everybody in the WWE to finish his career. La Resistances music plays into the arena. They try to take out Austin but all three are stunned. Then the Japanese trio run in. They are met by a stunner each. Austin then takes a steel chair and challenges any body else to take him on here and now. A-Train. He gets the better of Austin but is eventually stunned. Austin then tells Vince to stop hiding behind everyone else and get the hell out here. McMahon enters. He promises to end Stone Colds career at Judgment Day. Austin challenges him to get in the ring. Vince says he will have to wait until Sunday. He waves as in to say goodbye to Austin and his career. Cole and Tazz go off the air saying that we could be looking at the man that will end Steve Austins career, or will Austin defeat the odds at Judgment Day!!!!!!!!!!
I would be delighted if you could post your predictions for the matches at the PPV.
Official Card for WWE Judgment Day:
Date : 16th May 2004
Location : Corpus Christi; Texas
Event Music : ‘Behind Blue Eyes‘, by Limp Bizkit
WWE Championship Match :[/COLOR]
Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg
WWE U.S Championship Match :
Kanyon vs. Big Show
WWE Tag Team Championships Match :
The Worlds Greatest Tag Team vs. APA
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match :
Billy Kidman vs. Rey Mysterio
Judge, Jury, and Executioner Match :
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon (Executioner)
With Special Guest Referee : Smackdown GM; Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart (Judge)
And Lumberjacks ; La Resistance, Basham Brothers, Shaniqua, The Rock, Big Show, A-Train, Kurt Angle, Chavo Guerrero, Tajiri, Akio, Sakoda, Hardcore Holly. (Jury)
The Rock vs. John Cena
Eddy Guerrero & Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle & Chavo Guerrero
Hardcore Holly vs. Zach Gowen
Is there any match that you are looking forward to more than any other?
Do you have any predictions regarding the event???
Its up tomorrow night!!!