June 24, 2004
The announcers welcome us to the show as they run down the matches for tonight. We will also see a contract signing between Edge and Kurt Angle. Booker T’s music hits
as he makes his way down to the ring. Booker T gets a mic and the fans boo him heavily. Booker T says you know when i look around here at each and everyone of you, all i see is a bunch of suckas. Booker says all these fans don’t appreciate him, they need to start showing respect for Booker T. Booker points out that last week Eddie got involved in his match. Booker claims that he’s better than Eddie Guerrero, The Undertaker and all the rest of the stars on Smackdown. Booker demands that Eddie Guerrero comes down to the ring right now. Eddie Guerrero’s music hits
as the WWE Champion comes out in a low rider. Eddie receives a great ovation from the fans. Eddie seems like in a great mood. A mic is handed to Eddie. Eddie addresses the crowd and Booker cuts him off and says look man i know you want to be like Booker T but Booker T is one of a kind, no one can be like him. You may lie, cheat and steal your way to victories but you’re not as smart as Booker T. Last week he was smart to get away from The Undertaker but Eddie came down and got involved in his business. Eddie starts laughing and Booker says Eddie’s luck will run out this Sunday because Smackdown will finally have a champion they can be proud of. Your ways of lying, cheating and stealing ain’t gonna work at The Great American Bash because I’m gonna put a stop to it this Sunday now can you dig that suckaaaaaaaaa. Eddie sarcastically starts clapping for Booker T and says last week Booker showed him a clip and since Booker has been bragging about what he’s done in this business, he’s now going to show Booker some clips. He wants Booker to enjoy this because this is a clip of Booker T’s favourite moments. Eddie shows clips of Booker T’s most embarrassing moments
such as Mini Booker T, the grocery store segment when Booker got beat up by Stone Cold. Then he shows Booker T’s hotel segment with Goldust at Judgment Day 2002. Booker T was furious. Eddie continues to make fun of Booker and tells Book he loves the spinanaroonie so he wants to see Booker to do the spinaroonie, infact he will attempt the spinaroonie. Eddie mocks Booker by doing Booker’s hand taunt in Booker’s face and Eddie does the spinaroonie. The crowd loves this. Eddie says there i did it.
Eddie asks the fans was this better than Booker T’s spinaroonie and the fans give Eddie a great ovation. Booker T says tell me they didn’t just say that. Booker calls Eddie a disgrace. This is why Booker T does not get the respect he deserves. Booker brings up his past, his hard life and how he changed, he has class. You see Eddie has disgraced the title because a few months ago as champion, he was arrested and spent the night in jail. Now Booker says he’s been through that before but he changed but Eddie has never changed. You see a guy like you Eddie can only bring disgrace and shame to this company for years to come. When i was given the ball in WCW, i ran with it and didn’t disgrace WCW. Now it will be the same again when i take that title off you this Sunday. The more i see you as champion, it makes me sick but i promise these fans that they won’t have to put up with a sucka like you anymore. He brings up Eddie’s bad times in WCW and said Eddie was never a company man and never will be a true professional. Booker says after i beat you tonight, it will be a bad omen for you this Sunday night coz i’m gonna take your title now can you dig that suckaaaaaa. Eddie fires back and gets serious and tells Booker that was the past and Booker needs to stop living in the past and needs to live in reality. Eddie states that since Booker’s come here to Smackdown all he’s done is whine and complain about being held back. The last time Booker received a title shot at a ppv was on the biggest stage of them all and that was WrestleMania 19. Booker that match could have been the defining moment of your career but you blew it and look how far you’ve fallen. While you fell, i rised to the top. I went in as champion at WrestleMania 20 and i walked out as champion and look holmes I’m still the champion. You may have been a 5 time wcw champion but lets face it book WCW was a joke and i got out of it at the right time holmes. This is where the big boys play oralle Vato. This Sunday I’m not just going to shut you up, I’m going to kick your ass holmes. If you think the beating that Stone Cold Steve Austin gave to you in a grocery store a few years ago was something, then wait till what’s in store for you at The Great American Bash. Oralle Vato. Eddie Guerrero’s music hits and Booker T gets a right hand on Eddie but Eddie blocks. They end up brawling with Eddie getting the better of Booker. Eddie taunts Booker to get back in and Booker retreats back to the ramp and taunts Eddie that he will see him later on tonight.
A clip is shown of The Undertaker in a graveyeard. The Undertaker sends a message to Mordecai for what’s in store for him and Paul Bearer. The Undertaker is digging the grave. Snakes & worms crawling on the grave. It flashes by showing a corpse of Paul Bearer in a coffin being buried with dirt falling. Undertaker says he is not going to show any mercy on Paul Bearer. The Undertaker says not only will that be the fate of Paul Bearer but it will also be the fate of Mordecai. Mordecai you say that you are not intimidated but i will possess your soul this Sunday. As for his brother Kane, if you try to get involved just like you did at Survivor Series then I’m going to also bury you alive. Kane you talked about having a family but this Sunday you will be left alone again because Paul and Mordecai.. you will REST IN PEACE.
Tag Team Title Match
The Hurricane and Shannon Moore (c) vs Kidman and London
Kidman and London come down first with Dawn Marie. The tag team champions The Hurricane and Shannon Moore are out next. The bell rings as the match begins. Hurricane starts off with Kidman as they exchange headlocks and armbars in the early going. Hurricane takes control at the start and takes Kidman down with a hiptoss. He tags in Moore as Moore delivers a hurracanrana on Kidman. Kidman tags in London. Moore and London go back and forth with London getting the upper hand. Kidman and London then take control of the match as they isolate Moore in the corner using double team moves. Kidman is now back in the ring. The crowd gets behind Moore as Kidman misses a charge as Moore goes up to the top rope and hits a missile dropkick. He goes for a cover and Kidman kicks out at 2. Moore tags in The Hurricane. Hurricane hits the Hurrislam on Kidman and London breaks it up at 2. Kidman reverses a whip and catches Hurricane with a kneelift. A tag is made to London, dropsault by London and Helms kicks out at 2. Mid-way into the match Kidman hits a facebuster on Helms. He goes to the top rope but Helms gets up and delivers a legscissors from the top rope on Kidman and Kidman kicks out at 2. Hurricane goes to the top, Helms flies and hits a diving clothesline and gets a near fall. Hurricane signals for the eye of the Hurricane but London gets in and delivers a spinning heel kick on Helms. Moore gets in and dropkicks London over the top rope. Kidman jumps Moore from behind and throws him out the ring. London and Kidman then double team Hurricane as the ref orders London to get back to the corner. The challengers then take control again as Hurricane is desperate to make a tag to his partner. Finally he makes the hot tag to Shannon Moore. Moore comes in and takes Kidman down with a clothesline. A tag is made to London as Moore sends him to the ropes and delivers a back body drop. All four men are in the ring as the ref is having a hard time controlling this match. Hurricane backdrops Kidman over the top rope and Helms follows up with a suicide dive all the way to the floor and Kidman moves out the way. Moore and London battle it out in the ring while Dawn distracts the ref, Kidman jumps Moore from behind and delivers the BK bomb. London goes up to the top rope and hits a 450 splash.
He goes for a cover as the ref counts to 3 and we have new tag team champions. Kidman and London win the tag team titles
and celebrate in the ring with Dawn Marie.
Winners and new tag team champions Kidman and London
In the back Dawn, Kidman and London celebrate in Heyman’s office. Heyman congratulates them but informed them that they will be making their first title defence in a fatal 4 way match this Sunday in a Great American Bash. Their opponents will be The Hurricane and Shannon Moore, Jamie Noble and Nunzio and Kyo Dai. Dawn was surprised by Paul’s decision but Paul said well Hurricane and Moore would have asked for their rematch, Noble and Nunzio want another shot at the belts. As for Kyo Dai he has something in store for them. Dawn leaves with the champs.Chavo shows up and wanted to know what Paul has in store for Kyo Dai. Paul told Chavo that if Funaki and Akio do not win the belts this Sunday then the entire group will have to split up.Chavo said that’s a great idea but since Kyo Dai are facing each other tonight, what about him. Paul told Chavo he still will have his shot but it may not be against Tajiri. Chavo was confused so Paul made it clear. Whoever wins the cruiserweight belt tonight from Kyo Dai will face Chavo at The Bash. Now if Tajiri loses tonight then he would replace the new champion in the tag title match. So if Funaki wins the belt then Tajiri will be teaming up with Akio at The Bash. Chavo likes this idea and Paul adds that if Tajiri somehow wins tonight, if he loses at The Bash then he will never ever receive a cruiserweight title shot on Smackdown again. That’s what you get for messing with Paul Heyman. Chavo thanked Paul and vows to beat whoever the champion is this Sunday.
RVD vs Matt Hardy
Val Venis comes down without Dawn Marie to do commentary for the next match. Val says he knows that he can beat Cena because those 2 times that Cena beat him, he got lucky. Val says that 3 times won't be the charm because the Big Valbowski has what it takes to beat Cena and become the new WWE United States Champion. Matt Hardy comes down for his match and cuts a promo. Matt Hardy states that last week Val won because of him. Matt claims that Val has had his chances of being the WWE United States Champion and failing each and every time while Hardy he is on his way to the top here on Smackdown. He knows that he is so much better than Val Venis and so much better than Cena because if you have Mattitude, the only way to go is up. RVD comes down and takes the mic off Hardy. RVD mentioned that last week Hardy got involved in his match but right now he’s going to kick Hardy’s ass. RVD says he is going to make an impact here on Smackdown and at The Great American Bash this Sunday, he’s becoming the #1 contender.
RVD gets a right hand on Hardy and here we go the bell rings. RVD sends Hardy to the ropes and nails him with a spinning heel kick and Hardy kicks out at 2. Matt Hardy takes advantage by poking RVD in the eye, and then taking RVD down with a standing dropkick. Matt Hardy is doing his V1 taunt taunting the fans as well as RVD. Matt notices Val and taunts him in the process as well. Then out of nowhere RVD is back to his feet and he is behind Matt Hardy. Matt Hardy turns around, he turns around into a right hand from RVD. RVD whips Matt Hardy off the ropes and delivers a hurracanrana. RVD taunts Matt and looks over at Val and also taunts Val. RVD sends Matt into the corner and delivers a monkey flip. He follows up with a tornado style leg drop and goes for a cover and Hardy kicks out at 2. RVD sends Matt into the ropes and Matt comes back with a sunset slip and goes for a cover by holding on to the ropes and RVD kicks out at 2. Matt and RVD go back and forth until Matt takes control of the match and delivers a richochet and RVD kicks out at 2. Mid way into the match Matt Hardy locks in a Camel Clutch. RVD is fighting, he's struggling but RVD manages to rise up to his feet while Matt Hardy is still on his back losing grip of the Camel Clutch. RVD lifts him and then drops Matt Hardy down on his back. Handspring splash by RVD. RVD then hits a low dropkick to Hardy in the face as Hardy was about to get up.
RVD then hits the Rolling Thunder
on Hardy. RVD then elevates Hardy over the top rope to the floor. RVD then hits a somersault plancha on Hardy. The ref starts counting and both men are back in by 7. RVD whips Hardy into the corner and runs into a boot. Bulldog by Hardy. Hardy doesn’t go for a cover, he goes up on the 2nd rope and does his v1 taunt and drops a guillotine legdrop on RVD. He goes for a cover and RVD kicks out at 2. Side Effect by Hardy and again he gets a near fall. Matt Hardy waits for RVD to get back to his feet so he can hit the Twist of Fate. Matt Hardy is going for the Twist of Fate but RVD slides out of it and takes Matt Hardy down with a sick enzuigiri which takes Matt Hardy down on to the canvas pretty hard. RVD drags Hardy near the corner and hits the split legged moonsault and goes for the cover and pins Hardy for the 3 count. RVD wins.
The match is over and then after the match RVD taunts Val Venis with his RVD sign.
Paul Bearer, Kane and Mordecai are in a dark room. Kane says John Cena not only will I end your title reign, who knows maybe I will send you to the grave just like how I did to my brother The Undertaker before. Mordecai says after all those years ago when Taker tortured him it was the biggest mistake that The Undertaker could have made because all those years of torture are coming back to haunt you Dead Man. I know your strengths and now I know all your weaknesses and this Sunday not only will I punish you for your sins but you will be the one who is buried alive and this time it will be for good Undertaker. Consider this to be your last rites. Then Paul Bearer says your time is running out Undertaker because this Sunday you will be the one who Rests In Peace and all three men are laughing wickedly.
JBL comes down to the ring
JBL comes down in his limo and mentions that he has had a really bad week, and JBL says it is because of one man Rey Mysterio. JBL then says he would be WWE Champion right now if it wasn't for Rey Mysterio. He had Eddie beat last week until Rey had to stick his nose in his business. JBL says at The Great American Bash he will guarantee victory by destroying that Mexican midget Rey Mysterio. JBL explains the rules of the Bull rope match. JBL states that Rey was once a cruiserweight champion who should still be competing in the cruiserweight division and not with the heavyweights. JBL claims that Rey hasn’t elevated his game, while JBL is one of the guys that has stepped up and will soon go on to become world champion, that is his goal. That is something Rey ruined for him last week. He claims that Rey is jealous that because he hasn’t got a title shot yet, then again Rey hasn’t done anything yet to deserve it. JBL starts laughing. JBL then says that all Mexicans are nothing but slaves who should be working for people like him. JBL brings a Mexican man right down to the ring and the Mexican guy says he is unemployed and a huge fan of Rey Mysterio. JBL says you are nothing but a Mexican hobo who should be on the streets, a loser, a slave who should be working for me. You Mexicans have the worst fans in the world.
JBL told the fan that if you wanna be rich, all you have to do is learn from me JBL. JBL told the fan if you want to earn good money then all he has to do is wash JBL’s limo. JBL offers to pay him $500 and the fan agrees. So he goes over to JBL’s limo but Rey Mysterio comes down with a mic in his hand. Rey mentions that JBL’s limo is already clean so there would be no point in washing it so he has an idea. Rey gets a bucket of paint from the back and tells the fan how about the fan starts from scratch and washes JBL’s limo. JBL warns Rey not to do it and Rey tips some of the paint on JBL’s limo. JBL is livid. JBL starts yelling that he’s going to teach Rey a lesson he will never forget. He’s going to send Rey back to Mexico to his people. Rey decides to throw more paint on the limo so JBL runs over to the limo worried that Rey is going to throw more paint on his limo so he stops Rey for the moment. Rey threatens to throw it on JBL’s suit and JBL warns Rey not to do it otherwise he will suffer the consequences. JBL states that it is a $3000 dollar suit, he’s warning Rey not to do it. Rey throws the bucket of paint all over JBL’s suit as the fans celebrate while JBL is embarrassed.
Backstage Stacey Keibler and Torrie Wilson make their return to Smackdown as they confront Paul Heyman. Dawn Marie tries to get involved but the divas beat up Dawn as Dawn manages to escape. Paul wants to know what the hell is going on. Stacey told Paul since she came here to Smackdown, Paul assured her that he would treat her right. However Paul did not care for her safety as Kane abducted her. Torrie says Paul did not take no action on Kane or Mordecai, Paul didn’t even find out how she was doing while she was in hospital. She was going to return at The Great American Bash but she's back a bit sooner so Paul must be surprised to see her. Stacey called Paul Heyman a liar because he just cares about himself and doesn’t care for the safety of his superstars on Smackdown. Paul tried to apologise to the divas because he simply can not control guys like Kane and Mordecai, they are unstoppable. Torrie said Cena’s match is next but she’s not going to go and put herself in harm’s way again but hoped that Cena teaches Kane a lesson he will never forget. Stacey said if Paul can not control Kane and Mordecai then he shouldn’t be the General Manager of Smackdown. Torrie agreed and claimed that Paul would certainly not be missed. Paul did not like this and said Smackdown was certainly a better place without them while they were gone and they weren’t missed at all. Torrie all of a sudden slapped Paul Heyman and Paul was furious and said you know what you got what you deserved from Kane. Then Stacey slapped Paul as the divas leave. Heyman was furious.
The Undertaker and John Cena vs Kane and Mordecai
Kane and Mordecai come out first with their manager Paul Bearer. Cena comes down next as he makes fun of Kane, Paul Bearer and Mordecai by cutting a rap promo. Cena says this Sunday Kane, It's No Holds Barred and I'm gonna give you ass kicking you've never received before. Cena taunts Kane and says You want some, come get some. Kane and Mordecai are not going to wait for The Undertaker and they go after Cena. 2 on 1 brawl here and the lights go out as The Undertaker's music hits. The lights are back on and Taker is in the ring. Taker and Cena brawl with Mordecai and Cena and clear the ring. The match officially begins with Mordecai and Cena
as they are in a collar and elbow tie up with Mordecai getting the upper hand. Mordecai elbows John Cena in the face and then Irish whips Cena into the corner hard with Cena eating the turnbuckle back first falling down on to the canvas. Then Mordecai grabs Cena and brings him over to the corner working over his ribs until he tags in his cousin Kane. Kane begins to work over Cena with rights and lefts. Cena comes back by hitting Kane with some right hands. Cena sends Kane to the ropes but Kane hits a big boot on Cena and Cena kicks out at 2. Kane and Mordecai then isolate Cena near the corner, every time Cena tries to make a tag to Taker, Mordecai and Kane stop him from making the tag. Kane throws Cena outside the ring as Paul Bearer stomps away at Cena. Cena is ow back in as Kane misses a charge and Cena takes Kane down with a clothesline. Cena makes the hot tag to Taker as Taker sends Kane to the ropes and hits a diving clothesline. Kane tags in Mordecai and Taker and Mordecai go at it. Taker delivers snake eyes to Mordecai and follows up with a big boot and then drops a legdrop. He goes for a cover and Kane breaks up the pin. Mordecai then starts hammering away at Taker in the corner as he makes quick tags as Kane and Mordecai double team the phenom. Taker comes back by reversing a whip and knocks Kane down with a big boot. Taker then hits old school on Kane. Taker goes for a chokeslam but Kane elbows Taker in the face and knocks Taker down with a clothesline. Taker reverses a whip and sends Kane into the corner and delivers a corner clothesline. Taker tags in Cena and Cena delivers the throwback on Kane and Kane kicks out at 2. Cena then does his you can’t see me taunt and hits the five knuckle shuffle and gets another near fall. Cena goes for the FU, Kane slips out delivers a sidewalk slam. A tag is made to Mordecai who starts choking Cena out on the ropes and breaks it up by 3.
Mid-way into the match, Kane is back in the ring with Cena. Kane goes for a charge but Cena backdrops Kane over the top rope to the floor. They brawl outside and Cena reverses a whip and sends Kane into the post. Cena then goes over to Paul Bearer and knocks him down with a right hand. Mordecai is furious as Cena gets back in and taunts Mordecai. Kane is on the apron as Cena tries to suplex Kane back in, Kane blocks and nails Cena with a right hand. Kane goes up to the top rope and delivers a flying clothesline on Cena and Cena kicks out at 2. Kane goes for a bearhug and Cena fights out of it and tags in Taker. Taker knocks Kane down with a clothesline, Mordecai runs in and Taker knocks him down with a big boot. Kane jumps Taker from behind as Kane and Mordecai hit a double chokeslam on The Undertaker. They both pin Taker at the same time but Cena breaks up the pin. Cena and Kane starts brawling outside the ring near the announce table as Mordecai and Taker brawl in the ring. Undertaker goes for a tombstone as Mordecai slips out and delivers a chokeslam on The Undertaker. Druids come down to ringside
as they bring out a casket and bring it out for Mordecai to see. Mordecai signals for the crucifix powerbomb on The Undertaker but when he notices that the druids open the casket he stops and goes outside the ring and sees that the druids have opened the casket. Mordecai sees his own corpse and Mordecai is so freaked out he is literally shocked when he sees himself in the casket. All 4 men then start brawling on the outside as the referee starts counting and gets to 10 and declares this match a double count out. Kane & Mordecai end up leaving with Paul Bearer as the 3 of them are exiting getting the heck out of dodge with Taker and Cena who are now back in the ring staring all 3 of them down. Undertaker does his cut throat signal
as he signals to Paul Bearer and Mordecai that the end is near for them.
Result: Double Count Out
JBL is in the back with Booker T. JBL is furious that Rey ruined his suit and limo. JBL says he can not wait to get his hands on Rey tonight. JBL makes a deal with Booker T. JBL says these Mexicans need to be taught a lesson. JBL says once Booker T becomes champion this Sunday, then JBL wants the first shot at the belt. Booker agrees.
Cruiserweight Title Triple Threat Match
Tajiri (c) vs Akio vs Funaki
This match was made because these men are being punished by Paul Heyman as a result of what happened last week when Tajiri accidentally sprayed green mist in the face of Paul Heyman. The bell rings as Tajiri and Akio are fighting it out exchanging rights and lefts exchanging kick after kick until Funaki tries to roll up Tajiri from behind pinning him 1...2...Tajiri kicks out. Then Funaki tries to pin Akio from behind rolling him up 1...2...Akio kicks out. Tajiri and Akio are surprised at Funaki with what he has just tried to do to them. Tajiri and Akio start to double-team Funaki hitting tag team moves in succession on Funaki until Tajiri whips Funaki off the ropes and Akio lying in wait takes Funaki down with a standing dropkick to pin him 1...2..Tajiri breaks up the pin. Akio is surprised at Tajiri now. The 2 of them are fighting it out exchanging rights and lefts until Tajiri whips Akio off the ropes and catches him with a handspring elbow. He goes for a cover and Funaki breaks it up. Now Akio and Funaki double team on Tajiri. Double suplex. They cover Tajiri at the same time but the ref is not counting because only one man can be champion. Now Akio and Funaki start shoving each other and start fighting. Akio catches Funaki with a roundhouse kick and goes for a cover but Tajiri breaks it up the pin.
Mid-way into the match Funaki goes up to the top rope and he flies off the top rope taking both Akio and Tajiri out with a diving crossbody. Funaki then delivers a tornado DDT on Akio and Tajiri breaks up the pin. Tajiri turns around and Akio nails Tajiri with a dropkick. Akio goes up to the top and hits a corkscrew moonsault and goes for a cover on Tajiri and now Funaki breaks up the pin. Akio reverses a whip and catches Funaki with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and now Tajiri breaks up the pin. Tajiri whips Akio into the ropes and locks in the tarantula but Akio counters and dumps Tajiri over the top rope to the floor. Akio and Funaki fight it out in the ring and Akio goes up to the top rope and hits a moonsault on Funaki. He goes for the cover and Tajiri gets in just on time and breaks it up at 2. Tajiri dumps Akio outside the ring and waits for Funaki to get bck to his feet as he is on his knees still and Tajiri hits the Buzzsaw Kick on Funaki to pin him for the 3 count to retain the title. Tajiri retains his title
in a hard fought match. Tajiri will now go on to face Chavo Guerrero at The Great American Bash this Sunday. After the match he checks on his team mates and he holds up the hands of Akio and Funaki. Tajiri shakes hands with his stablemates and they hug, leaving the ring as a team, good display of sportsmanship after the match.
Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman are on the phone to each other as Bischoff is making fun of Heyman for being slapped by two divas. Eric said Paul look how far you’ve fallen, when i once came to Smackdown , i never got slapped by a diva infact i kissed the General Manager at that time, that’s right I’m talking about Stephanie McMahon. Now that’s how powerful i am because I’m Eric Bischoff. That’s why Raw has the divas division and i know how to control all these divas but you can’t even control no one on your roster. Paul Heyman was furious. Paul fires back and said what would be even funny is seeing Eric Bischoff being Eugene’s apprentice on Raw next week. Wouldn’t it be fun to work under your nephew, what sort of jobs are you going to do? Picking up his bags, cleaning his shoes. Paul says that could signal the end of Bischoff’s run as Raw GM. Heyman started to tease Eric about Vince McMahon’s announcement and pretended that he knew what it was. Paul said he’s heard rumours that Vince McMahon is going to fire Eric Bischoff as Raw GM and that he is going to be replaced by the genius himself Paul Heyman. Eric says to quote the great Mr McMahon there is no chance in hell of that happening and Paul should be worried about his job because he has a ppv this Sunday. If he doesn’t deliver then his job could be on the line. Paul said we will see about that because he will appear via satellite on Raw next week. They argue and Paul hangs up on Eric.
Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio vs Booker T and JBL
JBL comes down first followed by Booker T. Rey Mysterio is out next followed by Eddie Guerrero. The match starts off with Booker T and Rey Mysterio locking up. Booker T getting the better of the exchange sends Rey Mysterio into the ropes ad knocks him down with a shoulder block. Booker T is saying to Eddie Guerrero on the apron "Now can you dig that?" Then Rey Mysterio leapfrogs under Booker T, Booker runs off the ropes and Rey catches him coming in with a hurricanrana. Rey Mysterio tags in Eddie Guerrero and Booker T wants no part of Eddie so he tags in JBL. JBL and Eddie begin to go at it exchanging rights and lefts until JBL gets the better of Eddie by raking his eyes. JBL gives Eddie the big boot and goes for a cover and Eddie kicks out at 2. JBL drops an elbow drop and Eddie kicks out at 2. JBL brings Eddie over to the corner where he tags in Booker T. Both of them are double-teaming Eddie isolating him until JBL gets back on the apron and Booker T & Eddie are now going at it. Booker sends Eddie into the ropes and catches him with a roundhouse kick. He goes for a cover and Eddie kicks out at 2. Booker taunts Eddie in the corner and delivers some knife edge chops to Eddie. Eddie reverses a whip and sends Booker into the corner. Eddie takes Booker down with a legscissors and Booker kicks out at 2. Eddie then delivers a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and gets another near fall. Mid-way into the match
Booker T and Eddie Guerrero are going at it exchanging rights and lefts. Eddie sends Booker into the ropes and tries to hurricanrana Booker but Booker catches him and drops him with a powerbomb. He goes for a cover and Eddie kicks out at 2. Booker waits for Eddie to get up and goes for the axe kick but Eddie moves out the way and hits the 3 amigos. He goes for a cover and Booker kicks out. Eddie charges into Booker who drops him with a spinebuster. Booker tags in JBL. JBL starts pounding away at Eddie. Eddie reverses a whip and catches JBL with a reverse elbow.
Eddie tags in Rey Mysterio. Mysterio comes in and takes JBL down with a hurracanrana. Mysterio goes up to the top rope and goes for a crossbody but JBL catches him in mid air and drops him with the last call. He goes for a cover and Rey kicks out a 2 ½. JBL delivers a vertical suplex and gets another near fall. JBL and Booker exchange quick tags and isolate Rey in the corner. Booker T sends Rey into the ropes, baseball slide by Rey who dropkicks Booker into the ropes. Rey sets up for the 619 and hits it. Rey hits the springboard legdrop and goes for a cover and JBL breaks it up. Eddie runs in and clotheslines JBL over the top rope. Eddie and Rey start double teaming on Booker and dump Booker over the top rope to the floor. Back in Rey tags in Eddie. Eddie and Booker go at it. JBL gets in and all 4 men start brawling. JBL and Rey start brawling outside the ring. JBL sends Rey into the post. JBL gets in and boots Eddie in the face. JBL then drops Eddie with a powerbomb. The ref warns JBL as JBL starts arguing with the referee while Booker slips outside the ring and grabs the WWE Title. JBL still distracting the referee. The ref's view is obstructed and Booker T slips back in and hits Eddie Guerrero in the skull with the WWE Title which sends Eddie Guerrero down on to the canvas. JBL sees Rey trying to get involved in the match, JBL takes out Rey Mysterio with a Clothesline from Hell with Booker T getting rid of the WWE Title belt throwing the evidence away. Booker T is going to steal this victory, he pins Eddie Guerrero 1...2...3. The match is over. Booker T steals this one
, can this be a sign of things to come on Sunday, could we have a new WWE Champion? After the match JBL brings the bullrope and starts adding insult to injury by dragging Rey across the ring with the bullrope. Booker T then hits Eddie with the scissors kick and the does the spinaroonie in the ring. He then brings the WWE Championship back into the ring and he is posing with the title standing over Eddie Guerrero while JBL stands tall over Rey Mysterio.
Winners: JBL and Booker T
The announcers run down the matches for The Great American Bash ppv which is this Sunday.
Contract Signing for Edge vs Kurt Angle’s Unsanctioned Match
Paul Heyman comes down to the ring where a red carpet is laid over the ring. The tables and chairs are set up as Paul Heyman starts talking trash about the fans and tells them not to laugh at him because if they continue on he will not allow any more bikini contests here on Smackdown. So you won’t be seeing you’re favourite divas Torrie Wilson and Stacey Keibler here if these fans continue to disrespect him. Paul vows to make their lives miserable on Smackdown and he’s already given an example tonight with Kyo Dai. Paul then talks about the contract signing between Edge and Kurt Angle and calls out Edge first to the ring who gets booed heavily. Then he calls out Kurt Angle who receives a great ovation from the fans. Paul Heyman says gentleman, you both have bad blood, you both hate each other’s guts and he wants to do things the proper way. He is sick of Angle and Edge attacking each other. If you guys want to end each other's careers so damn bad, then lets get this over and done with and you both sign this contract for the Unsanctioned Match at The Great American Bash. He hoped that this contract signing does not end in chaos so he wants them to sign right now. Edge and Kurt stare at each other and Paul starts yelling sign this damn contract right now. Edge told Paul to calm down. He will sign the contract but first he has something to say to Kurt. Edge says Kurt at the Great American Bash I will not only just beat you Kurt, I am going to end your damn career like how I should have done the first time and when I do that Kurt, I can guarantee you that you won't be coming back because I will get rid of you Kurt for good. You robbed me of my dreams, i was on my way to become the fastest rising star but you couldn't handle it and took me out. Then i came back and again you continue to be a thorn in my side and robbed me of the thing i desire the most, the WWE Title. You see Kurt, you're an obstacle in my path and I'm going to run you down. Edge signs the contract as Kurt Angle has a smile on his face.
Kurt says you had two goals and one goal was to put me out of action which you did but you didn’t quite get the job done. You see when i put you out of action last year i ended up winning the WWE Title that year. Now this brings me to your second goal, you want to be champion right, well you’ve never won the WWE Title and as long as I’m here, you’re never going to become champion. When I assaulted you at the King of the Ring, and I nearly destroyed you Edge, I will do more than just destroy you Edge, I will end your career like how I should have done way back last year. I will cause you the exact same pain that you caused me but this time you will never be the same again, oh it's true, it's damn true. Kurt signs the contract. Edge is livid. Paul Heyman then says the match is set, it will be Edge vs Kurt Angle in an Unsanctioned Match at the Great American Bash. Then out of nowhere Edge flips the table over
with Kurt Angle falling out of his chair with the table falling on him. Paul Heyman leaves the ring in a hurry and he is at the ramp and he tries to call for security to come down to break up Angle & Edge. Then Edge begins to put the boots to Kurt Angle beating the hell out of him until Kurt Angle takes Edge down with a ferocious takedown beating the living hell out of Edge. Kurt clotheslines Edge over the top rope. Kurt takes his shirt off and stands on the top rope celebrating and taunts Edge to get back in. The crowd is going nuts. Edge gets in and they start brawling again until security starts running down to the ring and they separate Edge and Angle getting Edge out of the ring. Angle is still in the ring with the security holding him back and he stares down Edge standing tall all be it with security in the ring. Edge is on the outside and says "Sunday" to Kurt over and over again while he is being held back by security as Smackdown comes to a close.
WWE The Great American Bash
June 27, 2004
WWE Title Match
Eddie Guerrero (c) vs Booker T
Edge vs Kurt Angle
Buried Alive Match
The Undertaker vs Mordecai
US Title No Holds Barred Match
John Cena (c) vs Kane
Texas Bull Rope Match
Rey Mysterio vs John Bradshaw Layfield
Triple Threat Match
RVD vs Val Venis vs Matt Hardy
Cruiserweight Title Match
Tajiri (c) vs Chavo Guerrero
Tag Team Title Fatal 4 Way Match
Kidman and Paul London (c) vs The Hurricane and Shannon Moore vs Akio and Funaki vs Jamie Noble and Nunzio