WWE Smackdown! 8/29/02
Mohegan Sun, CT
* We kick off Thursday Night Smackdown with Paul Heyman and his client the NEW WWE Undisputed Champion Brock Lesnar making there way down to the ring. Heyman says how he told all of the WWE fans that this would happen. It was Heyman's idea to make the King of the Ring winner to get a chance at the WWE Undisputed Championship at Summerslam which Mr. McMahon approved. Heyman told the fans, Lesnar would become the 2002 King of the Ring and now he is the next big thing that is exclusive to the Smackdown roster. Lesnar beat The Rock so bad that he scared him off back to Hollywood and needs to recover from injury's that he suffered. Heyman says Stephanie McMahon told him and Lesnar earlier tonight that a new number one contender will be crowned for No Mercy and whoever it is will fall to the animistic future of the WWE. Lesnar and Heyman exit the ring as we go to commercial break....
* Matt Hardy defeats Reverend D-Von with Deacon Batista with a Twist of Fate: After the match Batista attakced Rev D-Von and hits a massive Powerbomb! Deacon Batista has had enough of listening to the Reverend!
* Backstage to Stephanie McMahon's office: The general manager of Smackdown announces with the split of RAW and Smackdown fully commencing she is debuting the Smackdown version of the Tag Titles which we be called the WWE Tag Team Championships. The champions will be crowned next week on Smackdown in the main event. Steph said she is also debuting the WWE United States Championship which will be crowned at No Mercy when a tournament takes place next week. Smackdown is now known as the land of opportunity....
* Chuck & Billy with Rico defeats Eddie & Chavo Guerrero with a grab of the tights in a really good match. After the match Rico claims the WWE Tag Titles will be Billy and Chucks and run the Smackdown division to the top of the WWE
* Michael Cole and Tazz announce that the number one contenders match tonight for the WWE Championship is going to be Kurt Angle going one on one with 'Big Evil' The Undertaker!
* Non-Title Match:
Billy Kidman defeats Tajiri in a really good match. After the match Tajiri takes the loss to heart and sprays the green mist in the eyes of the Cruiserweight Champion! Tajiri walks off pissed off and has his eyes set on becoming the Cruiserweight Champ!
* Non-Title Match:
Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman defeats Mark Henry in a squash match after Lesnar hits the F5 on the Worlds Strongest Man. Lesnar stays near ringside for the main event that will crown the number one contender for the WWE Undisputed Championship.
* The Undertaker defeats Kurt Angle in the main event of Smackdown to become the number one contender for the WWE Undisputed Championship that will takes place in less then three weeks at No Mercy! After the match Heyman follows Lesnar into the ring as Big Evil and The Next Big Thing get face to face as Smackdown goes off the air....