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WWE 2003: Damage Control

After my last thread, which ended almost a year ago, was admittedly terrible, I've decided to take a shot at a topic that I've never really seen tackled here. I'll begin my attempt to fix the poor booking that haunted the year of 2003 in WWE on the night after SummerSlam. All feedback is heavily encouraged.

SummerSlam 2003 Results

World Tag Team Championship Match: La Resistance (c) def. Dudley Boyz
Notes: Dudleys hit 3D and look primed to win, when a cameraman (Rob Conway) entered the ring and attacked D-Von with the camera. He would proceed to lay waste to Spike & Bubba Ray as well.

Undertaker def. A-Train
Notes: Sable attempted to stop Big Evil from delivering the Last Ride, but the Deadman simply held her still so SmackDown GM Stephanie McMahon could attack her. Taker picks up the pinfall following a chokeslam.

No Holds Barred Match: Shane McMahon def. Eric Bischoff
Notes: Coach interfered on Bischoff's behalf, but he was thwarted by the Texas Rattlesnake. Austin hit a Stunner on Bischoff, and Shane finished RAW's GM with an elbow drop from the top rope through the Spanish announce table.

United States Championship Fatal 4 Way Match: Eddie Guerrero (c) def. Chris Benoit, Rhyno, Tajiri
Notes: Rhyno hit The Gore on Eddie, but Eddie held the US Title in front of his stomach. With Rhyno down, Benoit & Tajiri took each other out. Eddie takes advantage with a Frog Splash on Rhyno for the win.

WWE Championship Match: Kurt Angle (c) def. Brock Lesnar
Notes: Vince McMahon interfered to try and help Lesnar, who planted Angle with an F5 for a nearfall. Looking for a second F5, Angle countered into an Ankle Lock, which he held in long enough to make Lesnar tap out. Kurt delivered the Angle Slam onto a steel chair to Vince after the match.

Kane def. Rob Van Dam
Notes: Kane won with a Tombstone Piledriver on the ring steps, rolling RVD into the ring to get the pin.

World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match: Triple H (c) def. Goldberg, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash
Notes: Goldberg had HHH beaten, and was measuring him up for the Spear when he was struck with a sledgehammer. Following the pin, Evolution handcuffed Goldberg to the chamber and he was mercilessly beaten by The Game with the sledgehammer.

RAW Roster

Triple H
Randy Orton
Ric Flair
Shawn Michaels
Chris Jericho
Rob Van Dam
Scott Steiner
Bubba Ray Dudley
D-Von Dudley
Rene Dupree
Sylvan Grenier
Rob Conway
Booker T
Steven Richards
The Hurricane
William Regal
Spike Dudley
Rodney Mack
Mark Henry
Garrison Cade
Mark Jindrak

RAW Divas
Trish Stratus
Gail Kim
Molly Holly
Stacy Keibler
Miss Jackie

RAW Authority Figures, Managers, On-Screen Personalities
Eric Bischoff (RAW co-GM)
Stone Cold Steve Austin (RAW co-GM)
Jonathan Coachman (Bischoff's assistant, Heat commentator, Backstage interviewer)
Jim Ross (Play-by-play Commentator)
Jerry "The King" Lawler (Color Commentator)
Al Snow (Heat Commentator, Part-time wrestler)
Lilian Garcia (Ring Announcer)
Terri Runnels (Backstage Interviewer)
Theodore Long (Manager)
Shane McMahon (Part-time Wrestler)
Earl Hebner (Senior Official)
Tim White (Referee)
Mike Chioda (Referee)

RAW Tag Teams and Stables
Evolution- Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton, Batista
La Resistance- Rene Dupree, Sylvan Grenier, Rob Conway
Dudley Boyz- Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley, Spike Dudley
Down With the Brown- Rodney Mack, Mark Henry, Theodore Long
The Superheroes- The Hurricane, Rosey
Jindrak & Cade- Mark Jindrak, Garrison Cade

RAW Champions
World Heavyweight Champion- Triple H
Intercontinental Champion- Christian
World Tag Team Champions- La Resistance (Dupree and Grenier)
Womens Champion- Molly Holly

SmackDown Roster
Kurt Angle
Brock Lesnar
Eddie Guerrero
Chris Benoit
John Cena
Rey Mysterio
Edge (injured)
Zach Gowen
Jamie Noble
Doug Basham
Danny Basham
Shelton Benjamin
Charlie Haas
Chuck Palumbo
Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli
Billy Kidman
Big Show
Matt Hardy V1
Shannon Moore
Billy Gunn
Orlando Jordan
Chavo Guerrero

SmackDown Divas
Torrie Wilson
Dawn Marie

SmackDown Authority Figures, Managers, On-Screen Personalities
Stephanie McMahon (SmackDown GM)
Vince McMahon (WWE Chairman)
Michael Cole (Play-by-play Commentator)
Tazz (Color Commentator)
Josh Mathews (Backstage Interviewer)
Tony Chimel (Ring Announcer)
Nick Patrick (Senior Official)
Brian Hebner (Referee)
Jimmy Korderas (Referee)

SmackDown Tag Teams and Stables
World's Greatest Tag Team- Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas
Basham Brothers- Doug Basham, Danny Basham, Shaniqua
Team Mattitude- Matt Hardy V1, Shannon Moore
Los Guerreros- Eddie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero
Full Blooded Italians- Nunzio, Chuck Palumbo, Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli

SmackDown Champions
WWE Champion- Kurt Angle
United States Champion- Eddie Guerrero
WWE Tag Team Champions- World's Greatest Tag Team
Cruiserweight Champion- Rey Mysterio

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Sweet first 2003 thread I have seen, really looking forward to Smackdown (As I always look forward to Smackdown lol) good luck though!

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RAW Preview for August 25th

-Hot off the heels of an explosive SummerSlam, the Tucson Convention Center will be rocking, as The Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels, does battle with Evolution member Randy Orton.

-Triple H has been granted the night off by Eric Bischoff, and Goldberg has yet to be cleared to compete after the brutal sledgehammer attack he fell victim to last night, but both men will be at RAW in Tucson.

-Kane proved once again last night that he is a remorseless monster, Tombstoning RVD on the steel steps. One can't help but wonder what kind of dastardly deeds the Big Red Machine has in store for Monday night.

-Shane McMahon won back his mother's honor last night, with an assist from RAW co-GM Stone Cold Steve Austin. Tonight, Shane will wrestle again, against Jonathan Coachman, in a match created by The Texas Rattlesnake himself.

-Theodore Long is bringing his "White Boy Challenge" to Tucson. Who will Mark Henry annihilate this week?

-Christian will put the Intercontinental Championship up for grabs, as he goes one-on-one with Booker T.
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RAW August 25th, 2003

Forget the guns, the drugs, from my generation I'll take the fall, the saints, across the nation AND IT'S THE SEX, THE GODS, THE FREAKS, THE FRAUDS THEY'RE MESSIN' WITH ME, COME ON, COME ON, COME ON... LET's GET IT ON... MOVE TO THE MUSIC, PLAY THAT F*CKIN MUSIC, MOVE IT TO THE MUSIC YEAH

Pyro shoots across the stage while the camera sweeps through the raucous crowd in Tucson

Jim Ross: We're only one night removed from what was an explosive night at SummerSlam, and we've got much more in store for you tonight! In our main event tonight, we've got The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels taking on one of the young studs of Evolution, Randy Orton.

A matchup screen shows for the HBK/Orton match

Jerry Lawler: Not to mention, SHANE MCMAHON is going to be in action once again tonight, this time against Jonathan Coachman. I hope Shane puts an elbow through Coach like he did to Bischoff!

Another matchup screen shows, with Bischoff in Coach's corner and Austin in Shane's

Jim Ross: Also, Triple H has been granted the night off by Eric Bischoff, but he is in the building tonight.

Jerry Lawler: AND HE'S STILL GOT THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE WITH HIM! What an amazing champion!

Jim Ross: Some may question the method he used to win, but that's beside the point.

Jerry Lawler: You mean to tell me that somebody like Goldberg wouldn't use any means necessary to retain his...


Lawler's rant is cut off by "Rap Sheet", sending Booker T through the curtain and towards the ring. Booker, in his black gear, sets his pyro off at the top of the ramp before entering the ring and pumping up the crowd and waiting for his opponent.

"My Peeps" begins to play, and the Intercontinental Champion steps onto the stage with the title around his waste. He's wearing white tights with his logo on both sides, pounding his chest and searching for peeps, occasionally pointing into the crowd when he spots one. He takes his time progressing down the ramp before stepping into the confines of the squared circle and squaring up his challenger.

Intercontinental Championship Match
Christian (c) vs Booker T

It's an average TV match, with good back-and-forth action early on. Christian stalls a lot, looking to take any and every shortcut possible to leave Tucson with the title around his waist. Captain Charisma repeatedly rolls out of the ring any time Booker gets an advantage in the contest, which runs the 5-Time WCW Champion's patience thin. Booker gets frustrated, following Christian out of the ring, as the IC Champ tries to get intentionally counted out by retreating up the ramp. Booker pulls Christian back towards the ring and goes to roll him in, but it's countered by Captain Charisma, who throws Book into the steel steps. From this point onward, the advantage belongs to the champion, who keeps his challenger grounded, goading the crowd the whole way. Around the ten minute mark of the contest, Christian puts Booker in a headlock and takes him to the ground. The fans begin to clap, willing the challenger to get off the mat, which he does, connecting with an elbow to the stomach of Captain Charisma, forcing him to release his grip of the hold. Booker pushes Christian towards the corner, but the IC Champ bounces off the middle rope and leaps back towards Booker with a cross body attempt, but he's CAUGHT IN MIDAIR WITH THE HARLEM SIDEKICK! Booker rolls into the cover and hooks the leg!

1... 2...KICKOUT!

Rather than dwelling on the champion's resiliency, Booker gets up and measures him, waiting until he can regain his vertical base. Christian gets up and turns around, and he's grabbed right into position for THE BOOK END! But it's countered! Christian connects with an elbow to the temple of Booker T, then drives him into the canvas with a REVERSE DDT!

1... 2... NEARFALL

Christian complains to the ref, and gets rolled up for a quick 2 count. Booker gets Christian with a kick to the gut, causing him to double over, and bounces off the ropes, looking for the SCISSORS KICK! Christian bails out and dives out of the ring, sending the fans into a frenzy of jeers. Christian eggs the fans on, taking his eye off the ball, as Booker attacks him from behind. They exchange strikes until official Tim White reaches a count of 5, when Captain Charisma hooks Booker's arms to go for the UNPRETTIER! Booker pushes Christian towards the ringpost as a counter, but Christian is able to grab on to the post and swing himself around to the other side of the ring. He slides into the squared circle from that side, as Booker does the same on the other. Booker goes for another HARLEM SIDE KICK, but Christian ducks and rolls Booker up, GRABBING A HANDFUL OF TRUNKS IN THE PROCESS!

1... 2...3!

Winner: Christian (14:36)

Christian rolls to the outside and grabs his title, pressing it tightly against his chest and looking up towards the ceiling with his eyes closed, talking to himself. Booker is absolutely beside himself in the ring, yelling at referee Tim White for not noticing Christian's grab of the trunks.

Jerry Lawler: What a match! I can't believe Christian won!

Jim Ross: How can Christian be proud of winning like that? How does he sleep at night?

Jerry Lawler: Snuggled right up with his Intercontinental Title belt!

Jim Ross: Somehow, I don't doubt that.

Christian steps back through the curtain with his belt, as the crowd awards Booker with a pretty good ovation for the fantastic match that he just provided them with.

Jonathan Coachman and Eric Bischoff are shown backstage in Bischoff's office. Coach is taping up his fists as Bischoff demonstrates a martial-arts style kick, before grabbing his side, showing the effects from Shane's elbow drop the night before.

*Commercial Break*

RAW roars back from the break with "Macmillitant" hitting over the speaker system. Mark Henry comes to the ring, flanked by Rodney Mack to his right and Theodore Long to his left. They all get in the ring, then Long steps to the forefront with a microphone.

Theodore Long: Afta' the las' match, we thought it was time for a STRONG black man to come out here and make his people PROUD.

The crowd boos T-Lo's bashing of Booker T, as Mark Henry flexes and Rodney Mack threatens the crowd for booing his manager

Theodore Long: So whichever white boy thinks they can get in the ring and last 5 MINUTES with the World's Strongest Man might as well get his ass out here and get DOWN, WITH THE BROWN.

"Turn the Tables" hits, as well as the Dudley Boyz titantron video. The crowd is to their feet, anticipating the arrival of Bubba Ray and D-Von. Mark Henry is gesturing for somebody to come down to the ring and fight him, when out of the curtain steps... Spike Dudley. Down with the Brown laughs collectively, as the little man walks down to the bottom of the ramp. Spike stops, and out come his brothers! Bubba Ray and D-Von hurry to the ring, holding a table. They set the table down outside the ring, then all three Dudleys slide into the ring! Theodore Long bails out, as Mark Henry and Rodney Mack brawl with the brothers Dudley. Spike goes for the Dudley Dog on Mack, but he's launched across the ring instead. Bubba Ray and D-Von double clothesline Mack over the top, and since they're out of the ring, the bell is rung to begin the match.

White Boy Challenge
Mark Henry w/ Theodore Long and Rodney Mack vs Spike Dudley w/ Dudley Boyz

Spike is getting back to his feet in the corner, and Mark Henry immediately charges the runt of the litter and attempts a splash in the corner. Spike moves, and looks for the DUDLEY DOG! Spike covers, but he's LAUNCHED off the cover at 2 by the power of The World's Strongest Man. Theodore Long visibly lets out a sigh of relief, as Spike hits a low dropkick to the knees of the recovering Mark Henry. Henry uses the ropes to pull himself back up as the 5 minute timer hits 4:00. Spike bounces off the ropes and runs back towards Henry with a full head of steam, but he's squashed by a gigantic shoulder block. Spike bounces back up, but he's holding his chest, and he's pounded with clubbing blows over the back. Henry simply lifts him up and drills him down with the WORLD'S STRONGEST SLAM! Henry covers.

1... 2... 3! NO! Mark Henry lifts Spike up!

Henry plants him into the mat again with another WORLD'S STRONGEST SLAM! With Theodore Long calling the shots as the clock hits 3:00, Mark decides not to cover. Instead, Mark squashes Spike with a splash! Henry covers again...

1... 2... 3!

Winner: Mark Henry (2:07)

Mack gets back into the ring immediately following the conclusion of the match, while Spike slowly rolls under the bottom rope to the floor. Bubba Ray and D-Von slide their table into the ring, but before they can enter and set the table up, Down with the Brown starts pounding away on the multi-time tag team champions. They throw D-Von into the corner, then whip Bubba Ray onto him. They both stay in the corner, then Henry gets a full head of steam and splashes them both in the corner! Henry and Mack set up the table, then kick Bubba Ray out of the ring. Mack stands on the second rope in the corner with the table set up in front of him, then sits back onto the top turnbuckle.

Henry puts D-Von on Mack's shoulders, but before they can finish the move... Spike clocks Mack with a steel chair! D-Von drops to the mat, landing on his feet, then catches Henry with a couple right hands. Bubba Ray pulls The World's Strongest Man to the outside, then tosses him shoulder-first into the steel steps! D-Von grabs Mack around the legs, and lifts him up as Bubba Ray runs into position to deliver... THE 3D TO RODNEY MACK, RIGHT THROUGH THE TABLE!

"Turn the Tables" strikes again, as the Dudleys taunt to the crowd, getting a pretty solid reaction. Mack and Henry leave with Theodore Long, Mack holding his ribs.

Jim Ross: I get the feeling that we haven't seen the last of these teams hooking it up.

Jerry Lawler: Mark Henry may have won the match, but it looks like the Dudleys get the last laugh!

The camera shot moves backstage, where Terri Runnels is holding a microphone. She adjusts the cord on her mic, then turns to her left to speak to her guest.

Terri Runnels: Tonight, you're going to go head-to-head with a legend of our business.

The camera zooms out to reveal Randy Orton standing next to Terri. Orton is rubbing his chin with his right hand, wearing his best shit-eating grin. He's sporting his Evolution t-shirt and trunks, with his hair spiked up like the cocky prick he is.

Terri Runnels: This will be the first time that you're in one-on-one competition with somebody the caliber of Shawn Michaels, and many question whether or not you're ready for this leap in competition. What do you say about those claims?

Orton loses his grin and removes his hand from his chin. He looks down at Terri, and nods his head back and forth before leaning in closer to the microphone.

Randy Orton: Did you really just question me? I'm a second-generation superstar! I've been hanging out with wrestlers that Shawn Michaels wishes he could have half the talent of since I was born! I'm young....
Orton points to his physique

Randy Orton: I'm athletic...
Randy now points to his face

Randy Orton: And I'm handsome.

Randy Orton: And as far as Shawn Michaels being some kind of "legend" is concerned, if he's a legend, then his so-called "legend" ends tonight.

"Across The Nation" plays in the arena as the camera goes back to King and JR.

Jim Ross: There's no denying the athletic prowess of Randy Orton, but his attitude needs some adjustment.

Jerry Lawler: Listen JR, if you got it, flaunt it. That's exactly what Orton does. He knows he's the best, why should he act like he isn't?

Jim Ross: It's called being humble, not something you know very much about. But I don't think he realizes just how hard it's going to be for him to "kill the legend" of Shawn Michaels.

Jerry Lawler: If anybody can do it though, Orton's your guy.

*Commercial Break*

RAW returns to the airwaves with Gail Kim already in the ring, "International Woman" is blasting throughout the arena. Next to come out is Womens Champion Molly Holly, who has her belt around her waist. She yells, at the crowd the whole way to the ring.

Non-Title Match
Gail Kim vs Molly Holly

The action is quick, as is commonplace for Gail Kim matches. She throws together a plethora of athletic maneuvers straight from the word go, including a beautiful handspring elbow and some unique submission holds. The match goes by quickly at a very furious pace, but Molly takes over when she hits a fisherman's suplex. She brutalizes Gail, throwing her around the ring, against the turnbuckles, and briefly brawling around the outside of the ring before heading up top and going for the MOLLY GO ROUND! Gail counters it with a powerbomb, and pins the champion's arms to the mat!

1... 2... 3!

Winner: Gail Kim (5:51)

Gail celebrates as Molly retreats with her title belt, screaming back towards the ring.

Backstage, Shane McMahon is shadowboxing in his locker room. The camera cuts away from Shane O'Mac, and onto Steve Austin, who is walking towards the ring. As the camera reenters the arena, "What You Gonna Do" brings The Coach out towards the ring. Eric Bischoff is hollering in Coach's ear, presumably pumping him up. Coach gets in the ring and stretches out, ready for his showdown with the Chairman's son.


Shane strolls to the ring, not as high-energy as usual due to the injuries of the night before. Just as Shane steps through the ropes...


RAW co-GM Stone Cold Steve Austin comes to the ring, but simply stands in the corner of Shane O'Mac.

Jonathan Coachman w/ Eric Bischoff vs Shane McMahon w/ Stone Cold Steve Austin

It's as sloppy as most would expect at the start, with Coach, who is in better condition, peppering Shane with right and left hands that don't look very impactful. After a minute or two of this action, Shane is firmly in control. He hits a decent looking snap suplex, and goes up top for an elbow drop. However, before he can leap off, "Line in the Sand" starts playing. Batista and Ric Flair come to the ring as Bischoff claps and laughs at Shane. The Animal and Naitch walk past Austin and shoot him a passing glance, because Stone Cold isn't allowed to lay his hands on anybody unless he's physically provoked to do so. Batista and Flair walk towards the corner that Shane is perched on, and Shane O'Mac leaps off with a cross body, taking them both down! Shane gets a burst of adrenaline, as he charges towards Batista and leaps at him! However, Shane is caught and slammed down in one swift motion with a thunderous SPINEBUSTER by Evolution's Animal.

Winner: Shane McMahon via DQ (4:03)

Flair stomps on Shane O'Mac, as Bischoff and Coach point at Austin and laugh. The Rattlesnake continually considers attacking them, knowing he'll immediately lose his job as co-GM if he does so. Austin decides he has no choice but to watch, as they finish up their ruthless attack with a Batista Bomb and the Figure-Four Leg Lock. Evolution, Bischoff and Coach all walk past Austin, who has his hands on top of his bald head and his head down, knowing that the match he created led to the decimation of Shane McMahon.

Jim Ross: Those cowards! He was helpless!

Jerry Lawler: And it's all Stone Cold's fault! This night just can't get any better!

*Commercial Break*

The first thing we see after the conclusion of the commercials is Bischoff, Coach, Batista and Flair all toasting champagne.

Eric Bischoff: You guys wanted a World Tag Team Title match? You got it. Next week.

Batista: Pleasure doing business with you.

Flair lets out a "WOOOO!" as they clink their glasses together. As the show returns to the hard camera, it is seen that the ring is set up for the Highlight Reel. "Break Down the Walls" hits, and out comes the Ayatollah of Rock-and-Rolla, Chris Jericho. He steps onto his set in front of the Jeritron 5000 and grabs a microphone. He's sporting a large bandage on his head, and his ribs are heavily taped.

Chris Jericho: Welcome to the HIGHLIGHT REEEEEL! Tonight, my guests are two of my opponents from last night at the Elimination Chamber. In fact, they were the last two people remaining in the match. And I know they don't like each other, so let's bring 'em out here right NOOOOOOOWWWWW!


Triple H comes to the ring with the World Heavyweight Championship slung over his right shoulder. He's wearing a suit and sunglasses, and has a water bottle in his right hand. He's got a giant smirk on his face as he enters the ring and takes his glasses off, staring at Chris Jericho.


The piped in chants usher Goldberg into the arena. He stands in his pyro, dressed in his leather riding jacket and black pants. He also has a large bandage on his forehead. He steps in the ring, and there's a few seconds of silent tension until Jericho breaks it.

Chris Jericho: I can tell that there's a little bit of a tense situation going on right now, but let me just-

Goldberg shoves Jericho and takes the microphone from him

Goldberg: I'm not in much of a mood to sit here and listen to you talk. I've finally got this son of a bitch in the ring, without a sledgehammer for him to hit me with.

The Game laughs at Goldberg, who keeps his piercing glare on the World Heavyweight Champion.


Goldberg spikes the microphone into the mat, and turns his attention towards the World Heavyweight Champion. Before he can get The Game, though, he's jumped on by Jericho. Goldberg whips Jericho hard into the corner, as HHH gets out of the ring. Goldberg lines Jericho up for the Spear, but KANE'S PYRO GOES OFF, AND THE BIG RED MACHINE MARCHES TO THE RING!

Wanting absolutely nothing to do with this monster, Jericho and Triple H decide to hightail it. Kane steps over the top rope and into the ring, but Goldberg doesn't back down an inch. Goldberg fires the first few shots, a couple of right hands that stagger Kane slightly. The Big Red Machine catches Goldberg with an uppercut, and promptly plants him with a CHOKESLAM! Kane looks down on his beaten prey, and laughs with his gap-toothed smile. He sets off his corner pyro as "Slow Chemical" sends him out of the ring, the crowd shocked at his new target.

Jim Ross: What the hell was that all about!? Why has Kane targeted Goldberg?!

Jerry Lawler: I don't know, but if the last time you talked to him is any indication, I wouldn't go ask him yourself.

Rosey and The Hurricane are standing backstage.

The Hurricane: Rosey, if you really want to learn how to fight crime, you've just gotta follow me to the ring tonight.

Hurricane strikes a superhero pose, and a "whoosh" sound effect is made as his cape blows behind him as he leaps out of the shot. Rosey follows behind him, waddling as he does.

"Delirious" hits in the arena, followed by Mark Jindrak and Garrison Cade making their way out to the ring to almost no reaction. They try as hard as they can to garner heat, but get nothing. "Eye of the Hurricane", on the other hand, draws a surprisingly big pop from the crowd, as Hurricane comes out with Rosey in tow. They both pose for a little while, before the match gets underway.

Jindrak & Cade vs The Superheroes

Jindrak and Cade display sound tag team strategy early on, isolating and decimating the smaller man. With plenty of quick tags and working over The Hurricane, Jindrak and Cade actually play very good heels in this contest, cutting Hurricane off from his partner. The tables turned on the young tag team when Hurricane was able to connect with, ironically, a (sloppy) hurricanrana on Garrison Cade! Hurricane Helms crawls over towards his partner and reaches out, but before he can make a tag, he's pulled back into the center of the ring by Jindrak! Hurricane somersaults through as Jindrak has a hold of his leg, launching Jindrak towards Rosey. Rosey pops Jindrak with a big headbutt, which sends the brash youngster out of the ring. Cade goes back on the advantage, lifting Hurricane up and going for an electric chair drop! Hurricane is able to counter it into a victory roll, but Cade kicks out at a quick 2. Cade gets back to one knee, and is blasted with the SHINING WIZARD! Rather than going for the cover, Hurricane tags into his massive partner. Hurricane takes Jindrak out of the match with a plancha, as Rosey goes to the second rope! He bounces a few times, then comes off with a VADER BOMB! Rosey puts very little effort into the cover, but it's probably going to be enough.

1... 2... 3!

Winners: The Superheroes (7:44)

Hurricane and Rosey pose a little for the crowd, and are surprisingly over.

Jerry Lawler: Look at these idiots. They actually think that they're superheroes!

Jim Ross: It seems to work for them. Anyway, we've got our main event up next, it'll be HBK Shawn Michaels against Randy Orton.

Jerry Lawler: Ohhh man I can't wait!

*Commercial Break*

RAW comes back with Al Snow standing backstage with a microphone, as he's apparently taken over Jonathan Coachman's backstage interviewing duties for the night.Standing to his right is HBK, decked out in full entrance attire.

Al Snow: We heard Randy Orton's comments earlier tonight about killing the legend of Shawn Michaels tonight, now what do you think about what Orton had to say earlier tonight?

Shawn Michaels: You know something, Randy Orton can talk all he wants about who his father was and what's in his blood, but it sure seems like, at least from the way he spouts his mouth off, that he takes after Triple H more than he takes after his dad.
Loud cheers

Shawn Michaels: I'm not going to sit back here and get in a war of words with some young punk, I'm just going to go out there and kick his teeth down his throat.

HBK raises his eyebrows at Snow before adjusting his pants and heading off towards the ring.


Randy Orton strides through the curtain, twirling at the top of the ramp to show off his physique to the crowd. He strikes his signature pose at the top of the stage, without the golden rain pyro that he would add later in his career.


Orton takes his time with his entrance, slowly making his way down the ramp and happily taking in the crowd's disapproval of his pompous attitude.


Orton steps through the ropes and walks over to the far corner, perching himself on the middle rope and once again striking his pose. He slowly descends from the middle rope, testing the ropes resistance as he waits for HBK.


The crowd is on their feet, as The Showstopper comes out like a house of fire. He stops at the bottom of the ramp to set his pyro off, and takes off his entrance gear before entering the ring to face the cocky young superstar.

Main Event
Shawn Michaels vs Randy Orton

The match, much like the crowd, is hot right out of the gate, as Michaels carries Orton through some wonderful chain wrestling. With Michaels gaining the advantage on the mat, Orton quickly grows frustrated and slaps The Heartbreak Kid directly across the face. Shawn offers nothing more than a smile to the Legend Killer, and goes right back on the offensive with a flurry of chops and right hands. Orton is simply outclassed, and he's thoroughly dominated by HBK for the first half of this one. Randy does manage to get back into the thick of it, however, with a thumb to the eye, proving that he's learned from all his time hanging around Ric Flair. Orton takes The Showstopper down from behind with a neckbreaker, then keeps him glued to the canvas by synching in a headlock. HBK fights out of the hold and bounces Randy off the ropes, but Orton stays on the offensive by connecting with a stiff clothesline across the throat of Michaels. Orton uses this advantage to slow the match down, keeping Shawn away from performing any high-impact offense whatsoever.

Nearing the 8 minute mark of the bout, Orton decides that he's going to try to put Michaels away. Stalking and measuring Mr. Wrestlemania, Randy goes for the RKO! It's countered by HBK, who shoves Orton chest-first into the top turnbuckle! Randy hits the corner hard and turns around into the SWEET CHIN MUSIC! Michaels covers Orton, who is basically out cold, lying on his back in front of the corner! HBK lies on his back across Orton's torso and hooks his opponent's right leg...


The crowd's cheers turn to groans, as Orton rolls over and hooks his right arm across the bottom rope, hugging it like it's his girlfriend. HBK has a brief dispute with the ref, but simply goes over to the opposite corner and tunes up the band for another superkick. After three stomps, with the crowd counting, Orton rolls out of the ring, aware of the situation. This draws even more boos from the capacity crowd, while Orton staggers over to the barricade and rests on it. Michaels walks over to the ropes, and plays up to the crowd, essentially asking them if he should do a dive to the outside. Naturally, they go crazy, and HBK rears back, ready to launch himself onto the brash Legend Killer. Just as HBK takes off, Orton moves! Michaels goes belly-first onto the thin mats on the outside, curling up into a ball to reduce the pain. Orton nods his head quickly in order to regain his senses, then rolls his opponent back into the ring and picking up a quick 2 count.

Dragging Shawn up by his hair, Orton connects with a hellacious European uppercut to the former World Heavyweight Champion. The pace slows again, with Orton systematically and monotonously wearing away at Michaels. Following a superplex from the Legend Killer, he measures up for the RKO once again. He gets his arm around HBK's head, but Michaels turns around to escape and catches Orton with a backslide!

1... 2... KICKOUT!

More groans from the crowd, as Orton springs to his feet and latches on to the ropes nearest to the entrance ramp. Michaels is quick to get up as well, waiting for Orton to turn around so he can make good on his promise to kick the Legend Killer's teeth down his throat. Before Orton can do so, Michaels is distracted by the presence of Ric Flair, who has jumped up onto the apron! Michaels and the referee both go to engage The Nature Boy, but Michaels decides the referee has control of the situation and turns his attention back to Randy Orton. Michaels takes one step away from Flair, and is DRIVEN DOWN WITH AUTHORITY BY THE RKO! Orton covers as Flair points to the pin, yelling for the referee to count. Flair drops off the apron and turns around with his arms raised, waiting for his young protege to earn the biggest victory of his short career. Orton frantically hooks the leg, trying to gain as much leverage as possible.


Orton is downright livid, slapping the mat and screaming at referee Mike Chioda. Chioda continually tells Orton that it was only a 2 count, as Randy grabs on to the ref's shirt and pulls him closer, furious at the lack of a victory. With all this going on, Michaels is able to roll to the ropes and use them to get to his feet, and he takes two big hop steps and shoots another SWEET CHIN MUSIC at Orton! The Legend Killer is just able to duck it, but Ric Flair, who is on the apron yelling at Chioda, is LEVELED! Orton goes for yet another RKO, but HBK keeps a firm grip on the ropes with his right hand, refusing to budge! Orton irish whips Shawn into the ropes, but is caught coming back with a flying forearm from the Heartbreak Kid! With both men down and the crowd buzzing at the fantastic back-and-forth nature of the contest, Michaels kips up. He pumps up the crowd, as Orton finally begins to stir. Michaels tunes up the band, going for one last Sweet Chin Music, but he's stopped by Batista, who gets on the apron and eats the right fist of The Showstopper, Michaels turns around and tries to clothesline Orton, but Randy ducks and knocks Michaels down with a picture-perfect dropkick.

With Chioda admonishing The Animal, Michaels gets back to his feet using the ropes, with his head sticking out of the ring between the middle and top rope. Flair does a drive-by of sorts, catching Michaels with a quick thumb to the eye that sends him staggering backwards, right into the second RKO of the match! Orton really hooks in the cover this time, as Chioda begins his count.

1... 2... 3!!!

Winner: Randy Orton (17:22)


Orton raises his hand in victory, as the crowd sends a monsoon of boos his way. Batista grabs his Evolution partner and helps him exit the ring, as Flair slaps Orton on the chest and yells to him about how proud he is. As Michaels lifts his head up, he sees the smirk of Randy Orton, who is midway up the ramp, being held up by Batista to avoid from completely collapsing. When Evolution gets to the top of the ramp, they're met by the World Heavyweight Champion, who is chomping down on his gum and smiling. He shakes Orton's hand, and eventually embraces him with a hug, as RAW comes to a close.

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Re: WWE 2003: Damage Control

WWE 2002-2004 was pretty awesome in my opinion. I certainly plan on following this thread.


Popped me immediately with the exchange between JR and King.
"How does he sleep at night?"
"Snuggled up with the Intercontinental Championship!"
Good stuff.

Lots of great storyline progression and initial conflict throughout the episode to build on..

-Booker T could be in-line for a rematch, but I don't expect Bischoff will be treating everybody fairly.
-Dudleyz vs Teddy Long's boys could lead to some PHYSICAL matches that I'd definitely be interested in reading.
-I wonder if Stone Cold with Shane McMahon's assistance will look to remove Bischoff and co. from power on RAW, or is McMahon acting strictly has a competitor for the time being?
-I like how just when you think Goldberg and Triple H are on course for a World Title collision.. Kane slides into the picture and blows everything up. If this is a potential mini-feud for Goldberg to save the anticipated title match for a bigger stage then I approve. The Goldberg/HHH fall feud IRL fell flat for me.
-Randy Orton vs Shawn Michaels FIRST TIME EVER is a hell of a main event. With Randy winning the way he did I wouldn't be surprised to see a rematch down the line. A potential career making feud for the crown jewel of Evolution.
-And speaking of Evolution. They were sprinkled throughout the whole show. Just like IRL they appear to be the driving force of RAW which I have no complaints about. There's no end to the line of challengers for Triple H's World Heavyweight Championship. He's gonna need all the help he can get.

Solid first show overall. Like I said before, lots of obvious groundwork being laid down for future posts. Lookin forward to how you do things on SmackDown.

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Re: WWE 2003: Damage Control

Hopefully I'm not posting too much. When I can't sleep, I write. Anyway, here we go:

SmackDown! Preview for August 28th

-After thwarting the plans of both Brock Lesnar and Vince McMahon at SummerSlam, Kurt Angle is still the WWE Champion. He'll be in action at the Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas on Thursday night, taking on Matt Hardy V1.

-Not only did The Undertaker defeat A-Train at SummerSlam, but he assisted Stephanie McMahon as she got her hands on Sable. What role will Undertaker play on this edition of SmackDown?

-Eddie Guerrero escaped with the United States Championship by the skin of his teeth in Phoenix. As he returns to his hometown of El Paso, he's decided to issue an open challenge for his title. Who will answer Latino Heat's call for competition?

-Rey Mysterio has built himself a reputation for being an underdog, but it's very rare that he's as big of an underdog as he will be on Thursday night, when he will stand across the ring from A-Train.

-The World's Greatest Tag Team will be in non-title action against Chris Benoit and Rhyno. Can the Manbeast and The Rabid Wolverine topple the champions?

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(if it is ok I am going to predict the matches you previewed)

Kurt Angle VS Matt Hardy "V.1"
A-Train VS Rey Mysterio
The World's Greatest Tag Team VS Rhyno and Chris Beniot

Up against your will
Through the thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to him

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SmackDown August 28th, 2003

Hey yo it's my life, my time, my rights, my rhymes, my prime, my struggle, hustle, sweat and my blood too, my predator smells fear and I smell a lot, my competitor smells fear and they smelled I was hot, I want it all in excess the sex and much success, stress sucks I want it all no less COME ON

The pyro shoots off and the camera pans through the audience in El Paso at the Haskins Center. Eventually, the camera finds its way to Michael Cole and Tazz.

Michael Cole: Welcome to SmackDown! We're here tonight in El Paso, Texas, and we've got an absolutely jam-packed night in store!

Tazz: Well that's right Cole, we got a helluva show! Eddie Guerrero is puttin' da US Title up for grabs in an El Paso open challenge, that means anybody on the rosta' can come get a shot, at some championship gold!

Michael Cole: And you didn't even mention the fact that our WWE Champion, Kurt Angle will be in action tonight!

Tazz: I was gettin' to that. As I was sayin' before you so rudely interrupted me, Kurt Angle is goin' ta be in the ring tonight against Matt Hardy Version 1. Man, I can't wait!

The beginning of "619" is heard, as the crowd raises to their feet. Up through the floor pops the Cruiserweight Champion, who has his belt around his waist. Rey is wearing a yellow mask with matching yellow pants as he slaps hands with the fans sitting on the side of the ramp while walking to the ring. Next to enter the arena in El Paso is A-Train, who doesn't look to be in a pleasant mood following his loss to Undertaker the previous Sunday. This hairy monster enters the ring and is fuming mad, just staring into the masked face of Rey Mysterio.

Non-Title Match
Rey Mysterio vs A-Train

A-Train looks to be the aggressor early, charging towards Mysterio and coming up empty for his troubles as Rey slides between the former Hip-Hop Hippo's legs. Rey adjusts his mask as he circles around the ring with A-Train, waiting for his ferocious opponent to attempt to strike again. A-Train charges again, and gets nothing again, but this time Rey follows up with a roll-up!

1... 2... kickout!

It's going to take a lot more than that for Rey to keep a man the size of A-Train down for a three count. The speed and peskiness of the Cruiserweight Champion succeeds in infuriating this former Intercontinental Champion, who comes right after Mysterio once more. This time, he makes contact, knocking the small man down with a shoulderblock. A-Train doesn't waste any time, dropping a knee across the head of the masked luchador. A-Train batters Mysterio, tossing him around the ring like a rag doll. Rey offers little resistance to the onslaught, spending the next few minutes of the match acting as A-Train's personal punching bag. Mysterio goes to the 2nd rope after countering a clothesline in the corner with a boot to the face of the bald behemoth.

Rey-Rey leaps off the 2nd rope, grabbing hold of his opponent's gigantic head and planting him with a TORNADO DDT! Rey sprawls into the cover, unable to hook the massive tree trunk-like leg of A-Train.

1... 2... KICKOUT!

A-Train rolls his massive body towards the ropes as to avoid another pinning combination. He gets into the ropes, and rests himself on the middle rope with his arms hanging outside of the ring and his chin rested on the rope. Mysterio takes notice, as does the audience, as they yell for Mysterio to go for his finishing move! He bounces off the ropes on the opposite side of the ring, then comes back off with the 619!!!

BUT HE'S CAUGHT BY A-TRAIN! A-Train grabs hold of Mysterio and transitions him into position for the DERAILER! Mysterio is stuck into the mat as A-Train covers the luchador with his massive frame!

1... 2... 3!

Winner: A-Train (7:54)

A-Train rolls out of the ring and grabs his head, repeatedly shaking it so that he can regain his whereabouts after the tornado DDT he received. Rey is still motionless, and referee Jimmy Korderas asks for more referees to come to the ring and help the Cruiserweight Champion leave.

Michael Cole: A-Train was not messing around tonight following his loss to The Undertaker, and he proved it with his ruthless victory over Rey Mysterio.

Tazz: That's exactly what I been wantin' to see outta A-Train, Cole! If he keeps gettin' in da ring and doin' that every night, he'll be da WWE Champion in no time!

Michael Cole: I fear that you may be right, Tazz.

While the commentators carry on with their banter, "No Chance" begins to play. The crowd immediately boos, as the Chairman of the Board steps out from underneath the fist on the stage with a microphone in his hand and stops to look around into the crowd with disgust. He goes to walk down the rampway, but his attention turns to the Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio, who is still being helped to the back by officials.

Vince McMahon: Look at this. Look at this... this... PATHETIC LITTLE RUNT!

The crowd doesn't hide its disdain for Vince's comments, storming jeers down upon him. Mysterio stops as well, standing under his own power to turn around and look at Vinny Mac.

Vince McMahon: Yeah, I'm talking to you! But it's not just you, Rey, oh no. It's every single member of this "Cruiserweight Division". It's every single MIDGET in the back that thinks they're worth a damn because they know how to do flips off the top rope!

Mysterio starts walking towards the boss, albeit with a limp, but Vince isn't backing down. Vince has one of his signature scowls on his face, as he broadens his shoulders and bends down a little to talk at Rey's level, who is now merely a few feet from the Chairman.

Vince McMahon: What the hell are you going to do about it, huh? Look at me! I've got the body of a GOD!

Vince's face has turned beet red as he continues to shout, and he has now removed his suit jacket and is flexing for the audience, who haven't stopped their steady downpour of disapproval. Rey approaches VKM, and is now directly in his face. Vince is laughing, but Rey is a little more serious. The Cruiserweight Champion brings his arm backwards, ready to swing on the Chairman, but all of a sudden he's leveled by BROCK LESNAR!

Lesnar, who ran out from behind the curtain, nudges Mysterio all the way down the ramp with his boot. The Next Big Thing helps Rey to his feet, only to send him back to the floor at ringside with an elbow to the face. Brock gets Rey-Rey up, and puts him in a BEAR HUG! The same officials that tried to help Rey out of the arena are now trying to get Lesnar off of him, but with Vince barking instructions, they aren't able to do anything.

Eventually, Lesnar does release the masked superstar, but only so he's able to hoist the Cruiserweight Champion onto his shoulders, and... BROCK F5s HIM RIGHT ON THE FLOOR!

Vince raises Lesnar's arm in victory, as the Beast Incarnate looks down at the man he just battered. Brock lets out one primal scream before walking back up the ramp as the show cuts to a commercial.

*Commercial Break*

The show returns with the camera backstage, where Los Guerreros are sitting in a locker room. This gets a HUGE reaction out of the live audience in their hometown. Eddie is wearing his US Title around his waist, and he's got his hands resting on it. Chavo slides to the edge of his chair and rests his elbows on his thighs before addressing his Uncle Eddie.

Chavo Guerrero: Eddie, are you sure you want to do this El Paso Open Challenge tonight?

Eddie Guerrero: OF COURSE I AM! I wouldn't come to El Paso to see mi familia without giving them a little somethin' special if you know what I'm sayin'!

Chavo Guerrero: Yeah, but, Eddie... anyone can accept your challenge, you know.

Eddie Guerrero: Yeah...

Chavo Guerrero: Anyone.

Eddie Guerrero: I gotchu holmes! You know your Uncle Eddie can handle it!

Eddie steps out of the room while Chavo shakes his head and laughs at his Uncle, who missed the point of Chavo's words completely.

"Ass Man" plays, and Billy Gunn comes to the ring accompanied by his girlfriend Torrie Wilson. Billy and Torrie kiss at the top of the ramp, before walking to the ring and kissing in there too. Billy teases a mooning of the crowd, but thinks better of it. This is followed by "Do What I Want To" playing, and Orlando Jordan comes to the ring to a minimal reaction. The inexperienced youngster stands across the ring from the veteran Gunn as the match begins.

Billy Gunn w/ Torrie Wilson vs Orlando Jordan

Gunn takes control early, proving his dominance by handling Jordan with some basic wrestling holds, hammerlock, headlock, armbar etc, much to the approval of Torrie. Mr. Ass stays on top of the action, denying the rookie any offense whatsoever. This is basically a squash, as Jordan is literally only able to connect with a couple punches and some basic moves. With a very small advantage in the contest, Jordan goes for a vertical suplex. Gunn blocks it, however, and hits a knee to OJ's stomach, followed by THE FAMEASSER!

1... 2... 3!

Winner: Billy Gunn (3:26)


Torrie runs into the ring and hugs her boyfriend, who shows her off to the crowd before returning backstage.

Speaking of backstage, we see The Undertaker, who is just sitting on his bike with his arms folded. In his right hand, he's holding an empty plastic bottle. He brings the bottle to his mouth and spits chewing tobacco into it, as the camera cuts away to the World's Greatest Tag Team. They're headed towards the ring, as Michael Cole and Tazz inform us that their match is up next. Before this happens though, we're shown Billy Kidman, Tajiri and Spanky, who are having a conversation in the locker room area when Brock Lesnar walks by without Vince. Brock stops, lets out a scoff, and squares up to them.

Brock Lesnar: You guys saw what I did to Rey Mysterio out there, right?

They all solemnly nod.

Brock Lesnar: Is he really the best that your ridiculous "Cruiserweight division" has to offer? THAT GUY is your champion?

Billy Kidman: Yeah, Brock, he is our champion. And he's a damn good champion too! He's-

Brock gets in Kidman's face now, using an intimidation tactic to quiet the little man down.

Brock Lesnar: If you don't want to wind up like him, I'd suggest you stop talking.

Kidman looks down at the ground. Tajiri and Spanky back up a little, as Lesnar takes a step back.

Brock Lesnar: Now, if you'll excuse me, I have much bigger things to concern myself with.

Brock chuckles awkwardly before rolling his shoulders forward and exiting. Kidman looks towards Brock with disgust and then over at Tajiri and Spanky, who both just look thankful to still be in one piece.

"Monster" plays and the Manbeast, Rhyno, strolls to the ring with a menacing look on his face. As soon as he enters the ring, "Whatever" comes on, and the Rabid Wolverine comes out to a gigantic reaction. Benoit stretches out on his way to the squared circle, then nods his head at Rhyno when he steps inside. "Heroes" plays WGTT to the ring, and the WWE Tag Team Champions decide who will start the match as the bell rings.

Non-Title Match
World's Greatest Tag Team vs Chris Benoit and Rhyno

Benoit and Benjamin get it started, and stall a little bit before engaging in a lockup that Benoit wins. The Crippler stays on Shelton, beating the former NCAA amateur wrestler at his own game and keeping him on the mat at every turn. Shelton escapes a few pin attempts, then gets up to his feet. The two separate, and the crowd cheers in respect for the mat skills of the two men. They lock up again, but this time Benjamin is able to go behind and take control, slamming The Rabid Wolverine down onto his stomach and asserting dominance by switching into a bunch of other positions. Benoit gets back up as Shelton lets him, and they get another ovation, this one smaller, before they get into the heart of the match.

Benoit beats on Benjamin for the most part, unloading on his chest with knife-edge chops and suplexing him around the ring. The turning point comes as Benoit hits 2 German suplexes, but as he goes for the third, Shelton tags Charlie Haas. Benoit hits the third suplex and bridges for the cover, but Haas attacks The Rabid Wolverine while the ref refuses to count the pin on account of Benjamin not being the legal man. Haas takes complete control, locking in various submissions to which Benoit refuses to tap out. World's Greatest Tag Team prove that they may be just that as they employ the sound strategy of making quick tags and isolating one man and one body part, as they focus on Benoit's lower back.

They break out all their signature moves, including the move where Haas holds Benoit's legs, turning Benoit into a bridge between the ropes and Haas, and Benjamin leapfrogs his partner to land on the lower back of The Canadian Crippler. As the action progresses, Charlie Haas goes to lock in his finishing hold, the Haas of Pain. Benoit won't allow it though, as he grabs on to the ropes before he's even locked in. Haas goes to grab Benoit again, but he's locked in THE CRIPPLER CROSSFACE!



Benjamin is tossed out of the ring by Rhyno, who was tired of WGTT's illegal tactics. Rhyno returns to his corner as Benoit crawls towards him, and they complete the hot tag as Benjamin gets the tag on the other side! Rhyno takes down Shelton, then does the same to Charlie Haas. The Manbeast is on an absolute rampage, laying waste to everybody that comes in front of him. World's Greatest Tag Team slow his momentum, however, with a double DDT. They keep teaming up on him, dropping elbows in stereo and each putting in a half-Boston crab. Benoit breaks the hold, charging at Haas with a clubbing blow to the back of the head.

Benoit and Benjamin slug it out, and Benoit throws the former Minnesota Golden Gopher into the corner. Benoit lays into one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions with more chops, turning Benjamin's dark chest red. Benoit whips Benjamin towards the other corner, where Rhyno is squatted down, ready to strike. Rhyno charges out of the corner, ready to totally annihilate his opponent!



Rhyno looks down on his fallen partner for a moment, before turning around and throwing a clothesline at Haas. Haas ducks, goes behind, and wraps his arms around the waist of the last ECW Champion. Benjamin takes two hop steps, and hits a SUPERKICK ON RHYNO! HAAS FINISHES THE MANEUVER WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX AND BRIDGES IT!

1... 2... 3!

Winners: World's Greatest Tag Team (9:37)

The WWE Tag Team Champions roll to the outside and celebrate with their titles as they head back to hit the showers. Rhyno holds his head while Benoit keeps his arm around his ribs, and the two are arguing. Benoit just shakes his head at Rhyno and exits the ring, slapping the apron with his hands before leaving.

Tazz: Oh man, dere's some trouble brewin' between Chris Benoit and Rhyno!

Michael Cole: And the World's Greatest Tag Team took advantage! What an incredible confrontation!

*Commercial Break*

Michael Cole: Welcome back to SmackDown! Nex-

"You're Gonna Pay" comes on over the sound system, and The Undertaker comes out to the top of the stage on his bike before stopping and pounding his chest.

Michael Cole: Uhhh... this isn't scheduled but I guess The Undertaker's coming out here!

Tazz: What makes you think that, Cole?

Tazz is laughing at his broadcast partner as Taker puts up the kickstand on his bike and steps into the ring. He raises his arms for the crowd and grabs a microphone before scratching his chin and beginning to speak in his deep Texan voice.

Undertaker: You know...

Taker pauses and lets the crowd speculate on what he might say before starting again.

Undertaker: For 12 years I've been in the ring every night, bustin' my ass to get to the top. And once I know that once you get to the top, there's nowhere to go but down.

There's a sense of confusion from the crowd, but they're prepared to hear the rest of what he has to say.

Undertaker: And in this business, there's a lot of people that go down and never come back up. But that ain't me.

Crowd Cheers

Undertaker: Or at least, that's what I thought. I'm still kicking ass and taking names, but I'm doing it in the second match! I'm helping the Boss's daughter beat up some skank, instead of winning titles! I got a lot more in me, and if it's spent wrestling any bottom of the barrel chump, then I might as well take my ball and go home.

The crowd boos Undertaker implying that he'll walk away.

Undertaker: But that ain't me either. I'm taking this into my own hands, and no matter who I have to step on, or step over to get to where I want to be... I'll do it. So I guess this is just to put everybody back there on notice... if you step in my way, you will...


Big time cheers now, as Taker gets back on his bike and revs it up.

Michael Cole: Very ominous words by The Undertaker, who put the entire locker room on notice!

Tazz: I'd hate to be in Undertaker's way afta' what he just said!

Michael Cole: I'd hate to be in Undertaker's way period. Anyway, we're gonna send you guys back to Josh Mathews, who is standing by with the United States Champion Eddie Guerrero.

Mathews stands in the interview area with his awful frosted tip hair. Next to him is Eddie Guerrero, wearing his "Cheat 2 Win" shirt, beaming from ear to ear and holding his US Title over his shoulder.

Josh Mathews: Thanks Michael. Eddie, you've issued an open challenge as a special treat for your hometown crowd in El Paso. What this means, is that anybody on the roster can come out and challenge for your United States Championship. Do you have any idea who might answer your challenge?

Eddie Guerrero: That's the best part essa! I don't know who it's gonna be! But it doesn't even ma-

Undertaker walks by, stops and looks at Eddie. Taker spits more tobacco into his bottle, then walks away.

Eddie doesn't even finish his thoughts, he just walks away, looking scared at the prospect of defending his title against Undertaker.

"Live for the Moment" comes on over the speakers, as Matt Hardy and Shannon Moore come to the ring, Matt holding up the "V1" with his hands. Matt antagonizes the crowd a little, before "Medal" plays and Kurt Angle comes to the ring in his warmup suit with the WWE Championship around his waist. The crowd does the "You Suck" chants, but in an endearing manner while Angle sets off his pyro and walks up the steel steps to do battle with his opponent.

Non-Title Match

Matt Hardy V1 w/ Shannon Moore vs Kurt Angle

Kurt gets down on all fours, daring Matt Hardy to play Angle's game. Matt is cautious, but eventually goes to wrap his arms around Angle's waist. Angle rolls over to his side and whips Matt to the canvas, trying to put in a headlock, but Matt is able to escape and rolls to the ropes. Angle does it again, but instead of trying to mat wrestle again, Matt dropkicks The Olympic Hero. Matt goes with fast-paced offense, trying to finish the match before Kurt Angle can properly get into his game.

At a few points of the match, Matt distracts the official to allow Shannon Moore to attack Kurt from the outside of the ring. Matt throws Angle out of the ring around the 2 minute mark, and again takes up Brian Hebner's attention. Shannon charges at the WWE Champion, but he's dropped with a monstrous clothesline! Matt notices and immediately goes after Kurt, but he gets hotshotted on the top rope! Kurt charges into the ring and takes out Matt with a chop block, then puts in the ANKLE LOCK! Matt sprawls towards the ropes, and with the help of Shannon Moore pushing the bottom rope forward, he's able to grab on to them.

Angle breaks the hold, but then immediately waits for Matt to get back to his feet. Angle locks Matt around the waist, and hits a German suplex! Angle hangs on to him, and does it again! He goes for the third, but the little MFer (Mattitude Follower), grabs on to Matt's hands to keep him from being suplexed. Rather than releasing Matt, Kurt goes through with the suplex anyway, and Shannon flips over the top rope! Kurt doesn't bridge the third suplex, but instead locks Shannon in the Ankle Lock!

Matt comes up from behind and spins the WWE Champion around, connecting with the TWIST OF FATE!! Michael Cole and Tazz scream about how big of an upset this is going to be, as Matt wastes no time getting into the cover!

1... 2... KURT KICKS OUT!!!

Matt can't believe it, but he drags Kurt near the corner and goes to the 2nd rope, throwing up the "V1" symbol with his hand before leaping off with a LEGDROP!

But Kurt rolls out of the way! Matt rolls over to his stomach and puts his hand on the back of his leg in pain. As he tries to get up to one knee, he's put in the ANKLE LOCK ONCE AGAIN! Kurt pulls Matt all the way to the middle of the ring, Matt has nowhere to go!



Winner: Kurt Angle via DQ (4:41)

Matt rolls out of the ring and retreats back to the top of the stage. Shannon Moore tries to as well, but he's grabbed from behind before he can step through the ropes! Angle plants him down with the ANGLE SLAM! Kurt puts Shannon in the Ankle Lock again, refusing to release until a few officials force him to. Matt doesn't appear to care about his MFer, because he simply returns to the back. Kurt holds up his title for the crowd before the show goes to an advertisement break.

*Commercial Break*

A vignette video plays, where the F.B.I is sitting around a round table with a red-and-white checkered tablecloth on it, eating spaghetti while classic Italian-sounding opera music plays. Nunzio twirls some noodles around his fork, takes a bite and wipes his mouth before resting his right elbow on the table and rubbing the back of his hand on the bottom of his chin like TV mobsters.

Nunzio: Guys, what are we doin'?

Chuck Palumbo: What are you talkin' about? We're sittin' down and eatin' a nice dinna, now get ya elbows off the table, it's rude.

Nunzio: Chuck, we been sittin' here eatin' spaghetti for the last 3 weeks! Aren't you gettin' a little... bored?

Johnny Stamboli: What's wrong with eatin' a little spaghetti?

Nunzio: Johnny you idiot, it has nuttin' to do with the spaghetti! We haven't been in a match in foreva! How about next week, we go to SmackDown?

Chuck and Stamboli nod at each other, realizing what Nunzio was talking about.

Johnny Stamboli: Ohhhh, I got you boss.

Nunzio: That's what I'm talkin' about.

Chuck kicks his feet back and lights a cigar and puts it in his mouth. Johnny dives back into his plate of pasta as Nunzio adjusts his leather jacket and brushing off his sleeves. A screen shows that says "The NEW F.B.I, next week on SmackDown!" in red, white and green colors.


Eddie Guerrero comes to the ring to a tremendous ovation, despite being a heel. Eddie struts his stuff all the way down the entrance ramp and into the ring, showing off his US Title to the incredible El Paso crowd. Eddie shimmies all the way around the ring before taking the microphone from Tony Chimel.

Eddie Guerrero: VIVA LA RAZA!!!


Eddie Guerrero: I'm feelin' GOOOOOOD tonight! And it's because I'm right here in my hometooooown!

Cheap Pop, but still a big one

Eddie Guerrero: And just for my people here in El Paso...


Eddie Guerrero: I said I was gonna put my United States Title on the line against anybody!

More Cheers

Eddie Guerrero: And I don't like making you people wait, so let's find out who's gonna come get their ass kicked!

The crowd waits in anticipation

Eddie Guerrero: C'mon essa, get on out here vato!


"Thuganomics" plays, and John Cena comes to the stage sporting an Oklahoma Sooners Brian Bosworth jersey, just adding on to the smothering of hate he was received with by the WWE faithful in El Paso.

John Cena: Yo.... Wrestling Eddie Guerrero, is just gonna be a tune-up, I'll take your US Title and then I'll yell out Boomer Sooner!

Nuclear heat

John Cena: And just like the Bos, (Cena points to his jersey), I'm gonna tackle your ass. I'm better off wrestlin' Michael Cole and Tazz!

More boos, but not as loud

John Cena: Yo biggest mistake, was issuin' this open challenge. I'mma give you one punch, and knock yo ass off balance. I'm the docta of Thuganomics, and you know you can't see me! Your accent's annoying, "essa", and your mullet's downright creepy!

Actually a couple giggles at Cena's lame joke

John Cena: Once I step in that ring, you're straight outta luck. Issuing this open challenge, just proves you're STUPID. AS...

Cena holds up the microphone and the crowd completes his sentence despite their previous booing of him, yelling out "F*CK"! Cena removes the Oklahoma jersey and gets in the ring to challenge for the United States Championship.

United States Championship Match
Eddie Guerrero (c) vs John Cena

The action starts quick, as Eddie tosses a charging Cena over the top rope and hits a beautiful plancha on his challenger. Eddie beats on the Doctor of Thuganomics on the outside before rolling him into the ring and continuing the beating there. Eddie plays up to the crowd, utilizing high-impact offense early on to keep them hot. He brings Cena down with a hurricanrana and a flurry of right hands, then yells "VIVA LA RAZA" to the fans in attendance.

Eddie loses his grip on the match, though, because Cena counters a suplex attempt into a small package for 2 and a flying shoulderblock. Cena drops Eddie with a big clothesline, then silences the crowd the best he can with a headlock, occasionally putting his feet on the ropes to keep the crowd in it.

Eddie gets back on his feet to a huge ovation, and charges towards the corner, where they collide with official Nick Patrick! Cena rolls to the apron, eventually standing up and leaning over the top rope. Eddie hooks him up for a vertical suplex again, and gets him up, but Cena turns around and lands behind him, countering it into his signature spinning back suplex! Cena raises his arm, pulling more heat out of the crowd, and signals that "you can't see me" to Eddie. Cena bounces off the rope, brushes off his shoulder, and comes down with the FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE!

Cena lifts Eddie up and puts him on his shoulders for the FU! Eddie counters out, and slides down Cena's back, transitioning straight into a Sunset Flip Pin! But there's no referee!

The crowd groans, but Eddie gets them on their feet again as he immediately locks in the LASSO FROM EL PASO! Absolutely enormous pop for the move that has Cena yelling in agony while Eddie wrenches back with everything he has, applying unbearable pressure to Cena's back and legs!


Cena rolls through to his back, but Eddie keeps the Doctor of Thuganomics' legs tied up like a pretzel! That is, until Cena decks Eddie with his chain, busting him wide open! Cena throws the chain out of the ring and wakes Nick Patrick before crawling into the cover and weakly hooking the leg. Patrick, who is still dazed, starts a slow count.

1....... 2...... 3..NO! NO! EDDIE KICKED OUT AT 2.9!

Cena can't believe it, and he simply rests his head in his hands. He pumps up his shoes, getting himself in a ready stance to deliver the final blow to Eddie. Eddie gets up and turns around, but is able to panic and get into the corner in a frenzy, avoiding Cena's finishing move!

Cena goes to throw a punch as Eddie holds out his hands, pleading with Cena not to hit him. Just as Cena brings his arm forward, Eddie throws the Oklahoma jersey at him, which had been resting on the turnbuckle! Cena ducks, and it covers up the face of Nick Patrick, allowing Eddie to deliver a low blow to John Cena!

Cena rolls around on the mat as Eddie goes up top, and he comes crashing down on top of the challenger for the US Title with a ferocious FROG SPLASH! The crowd is absolutely losing its collective mind, while Eddie gets into the pin cover!

1... 2... 3!

Winner: Eddie Guerrero (15:02)

The winner leaps to his feet, still selling the effects of the match, grabbing his US Title before stepping onto the second rope to celebrate. Cena rolls to the outside in order to allow the hometown man to bask in the limelight while Chavo Guerrero makes his way down to the ring. Chavo and Eddie embrace while the crowd lets their feelings towards Eddie be known, celebrating together as nephew and uncle as SmackDown comes to a close.

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Re: WWE 2003: Damage Control

RAW Preview for September 1st, 2003

-Triple H had last week off, but he'll be in action tonight, taking on Maven. Can the former Tough Enough winner possibly pull the upset of a lifetime against the World Heavyweight Champion?

-To repay Evolution for their beatdown of Shane McMahon, Eric Bischoff has granted Batista and Ric Flair a shot at the World Tag Team Championships against La Resistance. Can Evolution gain even more gold with The Animal and the Nature Boy?

-Booker T came up short in his attempt to capture the Intercontinental Championship thanks to a grab of the tights by Captain Charisma, but he'll get a shot at a measure of redemption when he teams with Scott Steiner to face Christian and Chris Jericho.

-Last week, we saw Kane derail Goldberg's quest for the World Heavyweight Championship. Goldberg won't be in Lafayette for RAW, but Kane will. What can we expect from The Big Red Machine?

-Mark Henry may have defeated Spike Dudley in the White Boy Challenge, but the Dudley Boyz got the last laugh as Rodney Mack was driven through a table. This week, the odds are evened up a little, as all three Dudley Boyz will step into the ring with Down with the Brown in a 2-on-3 handicap match.

RAW Predictions
Triple H vs Maven
Batista and Ric Flair vs La Resistance
Christian and Chris Jericho vs Booker T and Scott Steiner
Down with the Brown vs Dudley Boyz
The Hurricane w/ Rosey vs Mark Jindrak w/ Garrison Cade

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