A few things I want to point out before I start the review. For my video package of the ppv Iím not gonna go with a history of the event. It will just be a video package highlighting the main feuds for this ppv. Itís really hard to get some of the pics I wanted so some of the pics may not match the description. The match order I decided to separate some of the top matches because I didnít want every top match to follow the other. Iím not going to go with a match description for the Heat match. Hope you all enjoy this ppv.
Sunday Night Heat Recap
Michael Cole and Tazz welcome us to Sunday Night Heat. The Great American Bash will kick off in an hour.
Tazz and Michael Cole hype up some of the big matches taking place on the show. The main matches for tonight are Eddie Guerrero vs Booker T, Edge vs Kurt Angle, The Undertaker vs Mordecai.
Backstage The Hurricane and Shannon Moore welcome Torrie Wilson and Stacey Keibler back. Torrie will be back in her teamís corner tonight.
Rey Mysterio, Matt Hardy and Chavo Guerrero cut promos for their matches tonight.
Dawn Marie confronts Torrie and Stacey backstage. Dawn says in their absence, she led her team to victory as they won the tag team titles and there is no way that The Hurricane and Shannon Moore are winning the belts back tonight. Dawn vows to lead her team to victory tonight and not only that she will have the hottest swimsuit outfit than Torrie and Stacey. Last month when Stacey for one night only decided to be in Hurricane and Mooreís corner, it ended up being a good luck charm for them. However since Judgment Day. Stacey has not been the same and neither has Torrie. Dawn told Torrie that itís a mistake for her to come back so soon again andPaul Heyman will take strong action on them for what they did on Smackdown. Torrie told Dawn if she tries to get involved in the tag team match then sheís going to kick Dawnís butt.
Tazz and Cole hype up the US Title match between John Cena and Kane. They also hype up the Texas Bull Rope match taking place tonight between Rey Mysterio and JBL. Tazz and Cole also mention that tomorrow night on Raw, Mr McMahon will be making a huge announcement concerning both brands.
Backstage Paul Heyman is with Tajiri. Paul tells Tajiri that he doesnít like being disrespected and he likes to punish those who disrespect him. This is why heís going to make Torrie Wilson, Stacey Keibler and Kyo Daiís lives miserable on Smackdown and this applies to anyone else who disrespects Paul Heyman. Paul told Tajiri that he made him a star in ECW but now on Smackdown, Tajiri youíve crossed the line when you sprayed that mist in my eyes. You could have blinded me. Eric Bischoff laughed at him and applauded Tajiri for that and wishes how he had Tajiri on Raw. That simply wonít happen because heís going to punish Tajiri on Smackdown. Heyman bans Tajiri from using the green mist, if he uses it tonight then he will be automatically disqualified and Chavo will be awarded the cruiserweight title. Tajiri didnít like this decision and Paul reminded Tajiri that if he loses this match he will never receive a cruiserweight title shot again on Smackdown. The odds are stacked against Tajiri tonight.
Sunday Night Heat Match: Rhyno defeated Mark Jindrak
Rhyno hit the gore on Mark Jindrak to win the match.
Michael Cole mentioned that The Great American Bash gets underway in just over a few minutes on ppv from here in Norfolk Virginia.
WWE The Great American Bash 2004
June 27, 2004
The Great American Bash opened with a video package highlighting the main feuds for tonightís matches. Eddie Guerrero, Booker T, The Undertaker, Mordecai, Edge, Kurt Angle, John Cena, Kane, Rey Mysterio and JBL were all featured in the video package. The pyro went off stage as Tazz and Michael Cole welcome us to the show. Michael Cole goes over the matches we will be seeing tonight including the Buried Alive Match between The Undertaker and Mordecai. We now get underway with our first match.
No Holds Barred US Title Match
John Cena (c) vs Kane
John Cenaís music hits and here comes the Doctor of Thuganomics, The United States Champion John Cena. What a huge way to start off this ppv with a defence of the United States Championship in a No Holds Barred Match. John Cena comes out to a great ovation. A short clip is shown of Kane chokeslamming Cena on a car in the parking lot a month ago. The champ is here.
The crowd goes nuts. John Cena cuts a rap promo on Kane. He makes fun of Kane, Paul Bearer and Mordecai. He finishes his promo by saying John Cenaís kicking ass tonight, word mother freaking life. Kaneís music hits as he makes his way down to the ring with his father Paul Bearer. The bell rings and they have a staredown. Kane goes for a right hand, Cena blocks and gets a right hand on Kane. Kane then knocks Cena down with a throat thrust. Both men start brawling and Cena whips Kane off the ropes but Kane counters with a big boot. Kane begins to hammer away on Cena with rights and lefts and whips Cena into the corner turnbuckle. Kane charges at Cena trying to clothesline him but Cena gets his legs up and kicks Kane. This stuns Kane momentarily. He goes over to charge at Cena again in the corner turnbuckle but Cena moves out of the way and Kane eats the turnbuckle which stuns Kane as he falls down on to the canvas. Cena goes up to the top rope and he is waiting for Kane to get up. Kane gets up but his head is still down as Kane is barely getting up and Cena hits a guillotine legdrop from the top rope on to Kane. Cena goes for a cover but Kane powers out at 2. Then Kane sits up and Cena sees this. Kane rises up to his feet and Cena goes to run off the ropes bouncing off of them but Kane catches him with a sidewalk slam. He goes for a cover and Cena kicks out at 2. Kane tries to ram Cenaís head into the turnbuckle but Cena puts the breaks on and rams Kaneís head into the turnbuckle three times.
Cena then knocks Kane down with a diving shoulder block. Cena starts to hammer away on Kane with rights and lefts mounting himself on top of Kane beating the hell out of him until Kane rolls out the ring. John Cena goes after him and they brawl outside the ring. Kane blocks a right hand and delivers an uppercut to the throat of Cena. Kane begins the assault on Cena's ribs that Kane injured a while back with that Chokeslam on the car. Then Kane lifts Cena up and has him on his shoulders lifting Cena up and throwing him back down on to the barricade ribs first. Then Kane goes to whip Cena into the Steel Steps, but Cena reverses it into a hard Irish Whip sending Kane into the steel steps shoulder first. Cena waits for Kane to get up and charges into Kane who backdrops Cena on to the floor. Kane sends Cena back in and starts choking Cena out in the corner with his boot. Paul Bearer is pleased with what he sees. Kane whips Cena hard into the corner sending Cena back down on the canvas. Kane starts smiling. Kane sends Cena into the ropes and hits a hard clothesline. Kane then delivers a backbreaker to Cena. He follows up with a powerslam and gets a near fall. Kane goes for a big boot but Cena ducks and knocks Kane down with a clothesline. Cena then charges off the ropes and bounces off of them trying to give Kane a Flying Shoulder Block but Kane sensing what was coming, ducks and moves out of the way with Cena flying down on to the canvas and through the ropes to the outside. Kane then goes outside to the floor where Cena is and Paul Bearer starts stomping away at Cena. Kane picks Cena up and rams him into the steel post. Kane sends Cena back in and goes for a cover and Cena kicks out at 2.
Kane sends Cena into the ropes and misses a clothesline, Cena goes to the ropes and knocks Kane down with a diving shoulder block. Gutwrench suplex and Kane kicks out at 2. Cena follows up with the throwback. Here we go five knuckle shuffle time, Cena looks over at Paul Bearer and does his you canít see me taunt and hits the five knuckle shuffle
on Kane. Kane ends up kicking out at 2. Back suplex by Cena and he gets another near fall. Cena tries to whip Kane into the corner but Kane reverses and sends Cena into the turnbuckle elevating Cena to the floor. Again Paul Bearer stomps away at Cena. Cena gets back to his feet and Kane is on the apron and nails Cena with a double axe handle. He sends Cena back in and goes to the top rope and delivers a diving clothesline and Cena kicks out at 2. Kane gets a chin lock on Cena. The crowd gets behind Cena as Cena gets back up to his feet and escapes the hold by countering into a back suplex. Both men are down. Kane sits up, Cena gets up. They hammer away at each other with lefts and rights, Cena stuns Kane with a right hand. Cena bounces off the ropes but Kane grabs Cena by the throat. Cena kicks Kane in the mid section. Cena picks Kane up for the F-U and drops Kane with the F-U. Cena goes for the cover 1....2... and Kane kicks out of the F-U.
Cena canít believe it. What does he have to do to put away the big red machine. Cena waits for Kane to get back up and Cena does his you canít see me taunt and hits a spin-out powerbomb. What awesome strength by John Cena. Cena going for a cover and Kane kicks out again.
Cena goes for the F-U again but Kane slips out and drops Cena with a DDT. Kane goes for a cover and Cena kicks out at 2. Kane starts choking Cena out on the ropes and then lays the boots in on Cena. Kane brings Cena back up to his feet and hits a chokeslam on Cena. He goes for a cover and Cena miraculously kicks out at 2. Kane canít believe it. Kane is now starting to get really frustrated. Paul Bearer raises the urn and tells his son to hit the tombstone on Cena. Kane goes for a tombstone but Cena slips out and hits a reverse DDT and gets a near fall. Cena hits the F-U again and goes for a cover but Paul Bearer pulls Cena out of the ring. Cena had the match won. Cena is furious and chases Paul Bearer around the ring and catches Paul and heís about to get his hands on Paul but Kane saves Paul. Kane knocks Cena down with an uppercut and sends Cena back in. Kane signals for a chokeslam again but Cena lowblows Kane. Itís perfectly legal in this match. Cena signals for the F-U but wait Paul Bearer gets on the apron as he tries to distract Cena. Kane gets up and he is angry. Kane grabs the urn and Cena knocks down Paul Bearer off the apron with a right hand. Kane tries to hit Cena in the head with it but Cena ducks and the urn goes flying out of the ring. Cena goes into his pocket and grabs his steel chain and wraps it around his hand and he hits Kane directly in the skull with it. Kane is stunned, Cena lifts up Kane again and hits the F-U again Cena goes to pin Kane 1...2...3. The match is over, Cena retains, Cena is still the WWE United States Champion.
Paul Bearer is furious as Cena taunts him by doing his hand signal. Cena is now on the ramp as he sees Torrie Wilson and Stacey Keibler come out on the stage in swimsuits. The crowd gives them a great ovation. Cena is glad to see them and he celebrates with the divas as they all mock Kane as Kane looks on from the ring in disbelief.
Match Result: John Cena defeated Kane to retain the US Title.
Match Time: 12:27
JBL cuts a promo in the back on Rey Mysterio. JBL has the bullrope on him and guarantees to humiliate Rey Mysterio tonight. JBL proclaims that Rey is a coward who hides his face behind a mask but tonight Rey canít run or hide. After he gives Mysterio the biggest beating of his life, Mysterio will never show his face in America again. JBL guarantees to send Rey Mysterio back to Mexico. Tonight at The Great American Bash, JBL a true American Hero will make America proud.
In the back we see The Undertaker in a dark room. He takes his hat off and rolls his eyes which gets a huge reaction from the crowd. Who will rest in peace tonight, will it be The Undertaker or will it be Mordecai? Will this be the last time we ever see The Undertaker?
Tag Team Title Fatal 4 Way Match
Billy Kidman and Paul London (c) vs The Hurricane and Shannon Moore vs Akio and Funaki vs Jamie Noble and Nunzio
Kyo Dai come down first. Michael Cole mentions that if Kyo Dai lose this match they will have to split up so this match is extremely important for Kyo Dai. Next are team of Jamie Noble and Nunzio. The former champions The Hurricane and Shannon Moore come down next along with their manager Torrie Wilson. Torrie is back again and Tazz is glad to see her back. The new tag team champions Billy Kidman and Paul London finally come down next with their manager Dawn Marie. The bell rings as The Hurricane and Billy Kidman start off where they left off from Smackdown. Collar and elbow tie-up, with both men feeling each other out countering each other's holds until Kidman knees Hurricane right into the gut. He whips Hurricane off the ropes and blind tags his partner Paul London into the ring. London gets into the ring, and both men hit a Double Standing Dropkick on Hurricane. Nice move. This is under sudden death rules, the first team to score a pinfall or submission will win the match and leave with the tag team titles. Tazz says well Kidman and London donít plan on dropping them early. Cole says we will see about that. Kidman goes back to his corner. London goes for the pin 1...2 and Hurricane kicks out. Hurricane gets back on to his feet and London tries to hurricanrana the Hurricane into the corner turnbuckle. Hurricane in mid air catches London and then powerbombs London into the turnbuckle with London landing neck first and back first into the turnbuckle falling down on to the canvas. Then Hurricane whips London off the ropes and when London is coming in, Noble makes a blind tag to London and Hurricane takes London down with a lariat like Clothesline. Noble from behind hits a neckbreaker on The Hurricane and now Noble is the legal man in. Noble goes for a cover and Hurricane kicks out at 2. Hurricane reverses a whip and backdrops Noble on to the mat. He tags in his partner Shannon Moore. They both hit a double superkick on Noble and Moore goes for a cover and Kidman gets in and breaks up the pin.
Shannon Moore irish whips Noble into the ropes, baseball slide by Noble, blind tag by Nunzio as he gets in as Nunzio and Noble take Moore down with a double facebuster. Nunzio goes for a cover and Moore kicks out at 2. Scoop slam by Nunzio. Heís going up on the second rope as Moore is about to get up and Nunzio hits the Sicilian slice
, early in the match. Nunzio goes for a cover and London breaks up the pin. Nunzio whips Moore into the corner of Kyo Dai and Akio tags himself in and Nunzio is now double teaming with Akio on Moore. The ref sends Nunzio back to his corner as he is not the legal man anymore. Suplex by Akio. Akio goes for a spinning heel kick but Moore ducks and delivers a crossbody on Akio and goes for a cover and Akio kicks out at 2. Akio reverses a whip and gets a sunset flip on Moore and gets a 2 count only. Akio whips Moore into the corner and runs into a boot by Moore and Moore nails Akio with a dropkick into the corner of the tag team champions so Akio tags in London. Now London and Moore go at it. London reverses a whip and nails Moore with a dropsault. London then Nunzio springboards off the ropes by hitting a springboard clothesline and Moore kicks out at 2. London tags in Noble and Noble goes for a suplex but Moore slips out and rolls Noble up for a 2 count. Moore tags Funaki in. Noble reverses a whip and catches Funaki with a knee lift. Noble has Funaki up and drops him with a firemanís carry double knee gutbuster. He goes for a cover and Akio breaks it up. Noble whips Funaki into the corner and runs into a boot. Funaki goes up to the top rope and hits a tornado DDT. Funaki covers Noble and Noble kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Funaki gets a small package on Noble but London and Kidman distract the referee. Funaki goes over to the champions corner and rams their head together but Noble rolls up Funaki from behind and Funaki kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Noble takes Funaki to his corner as Noble and Nunzio isolate Funaki in the corner.
Noble then goes for a tigerbomb and nails it and covers Funaki and London breaks up the pin. London drags Noble to his corner and tags himself in. Again you donít have to tag your own partner to get into this match up. London charges into Funaki who gets a drop toe hold on London. Funaki tags in Akio and Kyo Dai double team London. Funaki now back in his corner, London with a baseball slide on Akio, comes off the ropes and gets a crossbody on Akio and gets a 2 count only. London tries to powerbomb Akio into the turnbuckle, Akio slips out and dropkicks London into Londonís corner. London tags in Kidman who runs in and gets a spinning heel kick to the face by Akio. Akio tags in Funaki. Kidman reverses a whip and sends Funaki into his corner. Kidman misses a charge and Funaki rolls Kidman up and London breaks up the pin. The match-up really begins to get out of control with all 4 teams brawling with one another. Kyo Dai are fighting it out on the outside with Noble and Nunzio. Nunzio and Noble roll Funaki back in as heís down on the mat while they double team Akio. Shannon Moore goes up to the top rope and soars through the air taking them all out with a Hilo from the top rope falling on to the crowd of Noble, Akio and Nunzio. This leaves The Hurricane in the ring with Kidman and London. Hurricane misses the shining wizard and gets backdropped to the floor by the tag team champions. Wait Funaki whoís the legal man is now up on the top rope going for a crossbody takes out both London and Kidman with a crossbody and gets a 2 count only on Kidman. Dawn Marie gets on the apron and flashes Funaki who gets distracted and London nails Funaki with a dropsault. Torrie gets Dawn off the apron and we get a catfight outside the ring. Kidman then goes up to the top rope to hit a Shooting Star Press
and he connects with it to pin Funaki 1...2..3. The match is over, London and Kidman retain their titles and Kyo Dai are finished as a group. Dawn Marie comes into the ring to celebrate with her men, while Akio & Funaki, Noble & Nunzio, and Hurricane & Moore are all in shock. Kidman & London and Dawn Marie all leave to huge boos.
Match Result: Kidman and London defeated The Hurricane and Shannon Moore, Akio and Funaki, Jamie Noble and Nunzio to retain the tag team titles.
Match Time: 8:06
Edge is backstage with Paul Heyman. Edge tells Paul Heyman that he will change Kurt Angleís life forever tonight. Kurt should have done the right thing and not ask for this match but now itís too late to back down. Edge says after heís done finishing Kurt off tonight, then he wants his rematch for the WWE Title. Edge says he was robbed at King of the Ring and he demands a rematch. He doesnít care whether the champion is Eddie Guerrero or Booker T, he simply wants Paul to do the right thing and give him the first shot at the belt this coming Thursday on Smackdown. Paul Heyman tells Edge if he beats Kurt Angle tonight then heís got his title shot this Thursday on Smackdown.
Texas Bull Rope Match
John Bradshaw Layfield vs Rey Mysterio
JBLís music hits as he comes out in his limo. JBL comes out to huge heat. JBL brings out the bullrope with him to the ring and JBL has a big smile on his face. He seems very confident. Michael Cole explains the rules. Both men will attach the bullrope around their wrists. There are no count outs and no disqualifications. However if one of these athletes intentionally remove the bullrope they are automatically disqualified. You can use the bullrope as a weapon. The only way to win this match is to touch all four corners consecutively but if you donít the lights go back out and you must start over again. The red light is for Rey Mysterio and the green light is for JBL. Rey Mysterio then comes out to a great ovation. Mysterio has a point to prove tonight, can Rey beat JBL at his own game. The bell rings as the match begins and both men are stuck together in the Bull Rope. The match starts off with a collar and elbow tie up with JBL getting the better of the exchange begins hammering away on Rey Mysterio with rights and lefts. Then JBL pulls Rey towards him but Rey counters by taking JBL down with a hurracanrana. Arm drag by Rey and Rey follows up with a dropkick on JBL sending him in the corner. Rey then delivers a broncobuster on JBL, we havenít seen that move in a long time from Mysterio. JBL rolls out the ring but Rey pulls the bullrope and JBL goes into the post. JBL is back in and he reverses a whip and knocks Rey down with a big boot. JBL starts kicking away at Reyís face. JBL drags Rey near the ropes and starts choking Rey out with his boot. JBL brings Rey back to his feet and delivers some knife edge chops to Mysterio in the corner. JBL seems pretty confident, he thinks this is a walk in the park. He shouldnít underestimate Rey Mysterio. JBL then with some shoulders to the mid section. JBL drops a few elbow drops on Rey. JBL then hangs Rey in the ropes and goes for a clothesline but Rey manages to backdrop JBL over the top rope to the floor. The rope breaks but that was not intentional. JBL gets back in the ring so the referee ties the rope back to JBL and Reyís wrists. JBL frustrated in the early part of the match.
JBL and Rey lock up again and JBL sends Rey into the ropes and knocks Rey down with a shoulder block. JBL sends Rey into the ropes and Rey counters with a wheelbarrow bulldog on JBL and then follows up with an Arabian press. Rey drags JBL to the corner and crotches JBL on the post and JBL is in great pain. Smart move by Mysterio. Rey begins to touch the first corner as the light comes on. He tries for the second but JBL steps on the rope and is able to stop him and sends Rey outside the ring. The lights are turned off again as we are back to square one. They fight outside and JBL rams Reyís head on the apron. Mysterio reverses a whip and sends JBL into the post. Mysterio is back in as JBL slowly gets back in the ring and Rey bounces off the ropes and baseball slide dropkicks JBL right in the crotch sending JBL into the corner. Mysterio tries to ram JBLís head into the turnbuckle but JBL puts the breaks on and rakes Reyís eyes. JBL bounces off the ropes and turns Rey inside out with a vicious clothesline from hell
. JBL kicks Rey in the head and wastes time by touching one corner and the lights are on. JBL is slowly going to the 2nd corner as the 2nd light is on, JBL thinks this is very easy. He now goes to the 3rd corner and the 3rd light is on. One more and JBL wins, JBL tries but Rey is able to stop JBL and droptoeholds JBL and JBL falls down. Back to square one again. Mysterio goes up to the 2nd rope and delivers a tornado DDT. JBL gets back up to his feet and now the rope is now in the wrong place for JBL as Rey starts pushing the rope back and JBL simply doesnít like the position he is in now. Mysterio goes to the ropes and goes for a crossbody but JBL catches Rey and drops him with the last call. JBL then goes outside the ring and crotches Rey on the post and does the ring post figure four and Rey is screaming in pain but JBL will not be able to win the match this way so he lets go. JBL starts humiliating Rey and starts dragging him outside the ring near the announce table and gets a mic.
JBL gets booed heavy and starts talking for a minute. JBL said Rey you totally deserve this, you are a disgrace to America, come on boy Iím gonna send you back to Mexico and then once Iím done beating you, you will be ashamed to ever come back to the WWE. JBL sends Rey back in and JBL gets in the ring and whips Rey into the ropes and a baseball slide by Rey who manages to trip JBL up. Rey hits a springboard legdrop across the back of the head of JBL. JBL gets back up to his feet and gives Rey a knee to the gut. JBL goes for a clothesline from hell again but Rey seeing JBL coming, drop toe holds JBL into the Bull Rope bell. JBL is busted wide open. Rey is really outsmarting JBL at JBLís own game. Rey whips JBL into the corner and does the 10 punch on JBL in the corner but at 8 JBL hotshots Rey on the turnbuckle. JBL begins to work on Rey's knees really grounding Rey. JBL picks Rey up and lifts Rey up on his shoulders in a firemanís carry backbreaker. There are no submissions in this match so Rey is in a great deal of pain as JBL applies the pressure on Reyís back. JBL lets go and he thinks heís done enough to put Rey out. JBL goes and touches one corner and the light is on, he must touch all four. He touches the second corner and then touches the third corner, he drags the carcas of Rey into the third corner. Rey holds onto the ropes as JBL is trying to reach the final corner. Rey desperately trying to hang on manages to pull JBL into the ropes as JBL is hung in the 619 position. Rey gets up and hits the 619
on JBL and follows up with a flying legdrop on JBL.
Rey then touches the first corner, he touches the second corner. Rey now touches the third corner and JBL stops Rey by getting to the fourth by hitting a low blow on Rey. It is legal. JBL then wraps the rope around Reyís face trying to put Rey to sleep. Fans gets behind Rey and Rey slowly gets back up to his feet and counters into a jawbreaker which stuns JBL as JBL falls down to the canvas. Rey starts hammering away with lefts and rights at JBL. Rey then goes for a springboard splash but JBL gets his knees up. JBL begins to bust open Rey with the bell hitting him in the skull. JBL then gets the rope and begins to choke Rey out with it. Rey is beginning to pass out. JBL eventually lets go as the fans start a ď619Ē chant. JBL then touches 1 of the turnbuckles, and then touches another to make it 2. He then touches the third one to make it 3 and Rey gets up and springboard hurracaranas JBL away from the 4th turnbuckle. Brilliant move from Mysterio. Rey Mysterio then touches two of the corner turnbuckles, and then on the third turnbuckle JBL stops him by pulling Rey Mysterio back and away sending Rey down on to the canvas. JBL and Rey Mysterio still stuck together in the bull rope, both men bloody and busted open. JBL pulls Rey Mysterio in for a Clothesline from Hell but Rey Mysterio ducks out of it under JBL and Rey somehow hurricanranas JBL into the ropes. Rey Mysterio with the Bull Rope bell sets up for the 619 and he hits the 619 on JBL hitting the Bull Rope bell into JBL's skull and JBL is knocked out. Rey Mysterio proceeds to touch all 3 corners of the ring. JBL is starting to revive and notices that Rey is going for that 4th corner and before JBL is about to stop Rey, Rey touches the 4th corner. The match is over, Rey Mysterio wins this match,
it wasn't even a match, it was a war. JBL can not believe it. The referee unties Mysterio as Mysterio celebrates in the ring and then goes outside the ring to celebrate with the fans. Michael Cole says now after this match Rey Mysterio has made a believer out of everyone, he has proved that size does not matter and he beat JBL at his own game.
Match Result: Rey Mysterio defeated JBL.
Match Time: 13:42
Kurt Angle cuts an intense promo in the back. Kurt Angle says a lot of people think heís making a mistake in coming back so soon. A lot of people think he has more guts than brains but Kurt reminds everyone that he has the three Iís. Tonight heís going to risk it all. He won an Olympic gold medal with a broken freaking neck. If anyone is making a major mistake then itís Edge for messing with the wrong guy. Angle vows to make Edge suffer tonight, heís going to show Edge a side of his that no one has ever seen before. Tonight everything is legal. He crushed Edgeís dreams at King of the Ring but after tonight Edge will never ever be the same again because this time heís going back on the sidelines for good. Oh itís true... itís damn true.
Triple Threat Match
Winner becomes the #1 contender for the US Title
RVD vs Val Venis vs Matt Hardy
Val Venis comes out to huge heat with Dawn Marie. We saw how effective Dawn was earlier on, will she lead Val to victory in this match? Matt Hardy comes out to even more bigger heat while RVD comes out to a huge pop. This match is to determine who the new #1 Contender for the WWE United States Championship will be. The winner getting a US Title match on Smackdown, the Smackdown after the Great American Bash against John Cena. The bell rings as the match starts off with all three men staring at each other. Immediately Val Venis and Matt Hardy start double teaming RVD beating the hell out of him with rights and lefts. They whip RVD off the ropes and catch him coming in with a double reverse elbow. Matt Hardy goes for the pin 1...2.. Val breaks up the count and then Hardy & Val start going at it with each other. They are exchanging rights and lefts until Val Venis whips Matt Hardy off the ropes and Matt Hardy catches Val Venis off guard with a standing dropkick. Matt goes for a cover and Val powers out at 2. RVD and Matt go at it, RVD gets a backdrop on Hardy and Val Venis catches RVD with a clothesline. RVD reverses a whip, baseball slide by RVD and RVD dropkicks Val right into Matt and Matt gets knocked outside the ring. RVD rolls up Val and Val kicked out at 2. RVD sends Val into the corner and runs into an elbow from Val. Fisherman suplex from Val and Matt Hardy breaks it up at 2. Hardy delivers a richochet to Val Venis and goes for a cover and RVD breaks it up at 2. RVD sends Hardy into the corner and delivers a monkey flip. Standing moonsault by RVD and Val Venis breaks up the pin at 2. Val delivers a russian legsweep on RVD. He waits for Hardy to get up and Val goes for a pumphandle slam. Hardy slips out and connects with the side effect
on Val Venis. He goes for a cover and RVD breaks up the pin by hitting a tornado style legdrop on Hardy at 2. RVD decides to cover Val and Val kicks out at 2. RVD sends Val into the ropes and goes for a spinning heel kick but Val holds on to the ropes and RVD misses. Suplex by Val.
Matt and Val double team RVD and send him into the corner. Val whips Matt into RVD and RVD moves out the way and elevates Hardy over the top rope to the floor. Val charges into RVD but RVD catches him with a spinning heel kick to the face. RVD clotheslines Venis all the way to the floor. Val and Matt are beginning to get up and RVD runs the ropes and delivers a diving somersault plancha
all the way to the floor by taking out Venis and Hardy. Dawn tries to get Val back up as Hardy and Van Dam are the first to get up as they fight on the apron. RVD knocks Hardy down and delivers a guillotine legdrop on the apron on Hardy. RVD does his taunt and Val knocks RVD down with a clothesline. Val sends RVD back in the ring. Val Venis locks in a figure four leg lock on RVD. Will RVD tap out? Matt Hardy gets back in the ring and breaks up the submission hold and he throws Val Venis out of the ring. Scoop Slam by Hardy. Matt goes up to the 2nd rope and does his V1 taunt and drops a flying guillotine legdrop on RVD. He goes for a cover and Venis gets back in on time to break up the pin at 2. Val and Hardy get into a shoving contest and Val knocks Hardy down with a right hand. Matt reverses a whip and gets a sunset flip on Val and Val kicks out at 2. RVD is now back up and knocks Hardy and Val down with a clothesline and Val rolls out the ring. RVD whips Hardy into the corner and runs into an elbow. Hardy knocks Van Dam down with a right hand. Hardy puts RVD him on the ropes, Hardy then goes to the ropes and jumps on RVDís back and does his V1 taunt and from behind Val Venis dumps Hardy out the ring. Val starts hammering away at RVD. Matt Hardy gets back in and starts exchanging rights and lefts with Val Venis. RVD climbs up to the top rope and takes out both men with a diving crossbody. RVD sees this as his opportunity, sets up for the Rolling Thunder on Matt Hardy. RVD runs off the ropes and connects with the Rolling Thunder. He goes for a cover and Hardy kicks out at 2.
Val charges into RVD who droptoe holds Val right on top of Hardy and the referee starts the count and RVD hits a legdrop on Val whoís on top of Hardy to break up the count. RVD brings Hardy back up to his feet. RVD tries to enzuigiri Matt Hardy but Matt Hardy catches RVD by his leg and dodges it but RVD with a Heel Kick to Matt Hardy. RVD goes for the pin 1...2...Dawn Marie breaks up the count by putting Hardyís feet on the ropes. RVD sees her and he is about to go after Dawn Marie running after her outside the ring until Val Venis comes to her rescue and a clothesline to RVD lays him out. Val sends RVD into the post. Val Venis gets back into the ring and Hardy & Val begin to go at it again. Matt Hardy tries to Side-Effect Val Venis but Val elbows his way out of it and grabs Hardy and brings him in for a German suplex with a bridge. Val goes for a cover and Hardy kicks out at 2. Back suplex from Val and gets another near fall. Val brings Hardy up to his feet and out of nowhere Hardy hits the twist of fate
on Val Venis. 1...2.. and Dawn puts Val Venisís foot on the ropes. The referee has had enough and ejects Dawn from ringside and she is furious. Dawn thought she would get away with it again and she has to go. Hardy mocks Dawn by waving bye at her and from behind Val hits a neckbreaker on Hardy. Val Venis begins to go up to the top rope setting up for the Money Shot on Matt Hardy. Val is wasting time here as he is doing his taunt but RVD is on the apron and crotches Val on the ropes. RVD brings Hardy up to his feet and irish whips him face first into Val Venis and knocks Val off the top rope sending Val to the floor. Hardy is down on the canvas. RVD climbs up to the top rope and does his taunt and hits the Five-Star Frog Splash
on Matt Hardy to pin him 1...2...3. The match is over. RVD wins and celebrates in the ring. RVD is the new #1 contender for the US Title. He will now go on to face John Cena this coming Thursday Night on Smackdown.
Match Result: RVD defeated Val Venis and Matt Hardy in a triple threat match to become the #1 contender for the US Title.
Match Time: 9:17
Backstage Josh Matthews interviews Booker T. Josh asks Booker T heís accomplished a lot in his wrestling career, heís a former 5 time world heavyweight champion but heís never been the WWE Champion. If Booker fails tonight then he may have go to the back of the line. Booker cuts Josh off and says tell me you didnít just say that. You see sucka, Iím sick of seeing the WWE title around Eddie Guerreroís waist. The way I see it dawg, Eddieís time as champion will come to an end tonight. Iím gonna prove that not only am i smarter than him, iím better than him. Iím gonna take Smackdown to new heights, you see sucka, you and each and everyone of these suckas here who will chant Eddie Guerreroís name probably think Eddie is gonna steal his way to another victory but that ainít happening. Fans start an Eddie chant. Booker gets angry and says this city has a disgraceful crime rate, you see the way how I see it, Iím gonna add to it by stealing that title off Eddie Guerrero you dig... His ways of lying, cheating and stealing ainít gonna work on Booker T because tonight Booker T, a proud American is going to whoop that sucka Eddie Guerreroís ass now can you dig that suckaaaaaaaa.
A video package is shown recapping the intense rivalry between Kurt Angle and Edge. Over a year in the making, theyíve had a lot of great matches in the past but now this rivalry has become one of the most intense feuds in WWE history. Tazz says somebody is going to get hurt in this match really badly.
Edge vs Kurt Angle
ďYou think you know me.Ē Edgeís music hits as Edge comes out to huge heat. Edge seems focused and Edge has been on a rampage since coming back. Will Edge put Kurt Angle back on the shelf? Kurt Angle comes out next to a great ovation. This is Kurt Angleís return to the ring as this is his first match since WrestleMania 20.The bell rings as Kurt Angle and Edge have a staredown. Edge starts talking trash and heís the first to strike. Kurt blocks a right hand and strikes Edge. Kurt gets a takedown on Edge as they brawl in the center of the ring with both men on top of each other exchanging rights and lefts until Edge rakes Angle right in the eyes. Edge whips Angle into the corner and is going for a corner Splash but Angle somehow sees it coming and moves out of the way with Edge eating turnbuckle. Angle clotheslines Edge over the top rope all the way to the floor. Angle poses in the ring and says whoo and the crowd is going nuts. Edge is already starting to get frustrated and Angle taunts Edge to get back in. Edge taunts Angle to come outside so Angle follows Edge out but Edge slides back in and Kurt gets back in only for Edge to lay the boots to Kurt. Edge sends Angle into the ropes and knocks him down with a reverse elbow. Edge tries to bring Angle back to his feet but Kurt outsmarts Edge by getting a take down on Edge and tries to go for the ankle lock early but Edge manages to escape and rolls out the ring. Kurt goes after him as they brawl outside the ring. Kurt tries to hit a german suplex on Edge but Edge elbows Kurt in the face. Edge charges into Angle and Kurt backdrops him on the floor. Kurt tosses Edge over the barricade as they brawl into the crowd. Edge kicks Angle in the mid-section and goes over the barricade and back into ringside. Kurt goes over the barricade and Edge waits for Kurt to go over and immediately Edge spears Kurt into the barricade. How smart was that from Edge. Edge sends Kurt back in the ring and sends Angle into the ropes and connects with a spinning wheel kick. He goes for the first cover of the match and Kurt kicks out at 2.
Edge starts stomping away at Kurt and brings him back up to his feet, Edge goes to the ropes for a clothesline but Kurt catches Edge and hits the belly to belly suplex. Kurt whips Edge hard into the turnbuckle so hard that Edge's own momentum takes him down on to the canvas. Back suplex by Kurt. Kurt brings Edge back up to his feet and positions Edge into the corner and delivers a few European uppercuts to Edge. Kurt sends Edge into the ropes, leapfrog by Edge and Edge delivers a flapjack. Kurt gets back up to his feet and Edge clotheslines Angle over the top rope as Kurt hits the floor. Edge goes after Angle outside the ring and goes for a suplex on the floor, Kurt blocks and DDTs Edge on the floor. Angle drags Edge over to the ramp and picks Edge up and hits a suplex on the steel ramp. Kurt picks Edge up and drops Edge as Edge goes off the barricade. Kurt Angle gets a table from underneath the ring and places the table outside. Kurt then sends Edge back in as Edge holds onto his back. Kurt gets a rear naked choke on Edge but he hasnít got all of it as Edge is up on his feet and counters with an armdrag. Edge goes for a spear as Kurt saw it coming sidesteps Edge who goes shoulder first into the post. Kurt Angle is on the apron and tries to belly to belly suplex Edge through the table outside the ring but Edge is hanging in there holding the ropes and elbows Kurt in the face as Kurt Angle goes crashing through the table. This is why Angle coming back so soon could turn out to be a major mistake. This gives Edge some time to kill as he goes outside and rolls Kurt back in and goes for a cover and Angle kicks out at 2. The match continues as Edge locks in the Edge-a-Cator
will Kurt Angle tap out, Kurt is struggling, Kurt is fighting and Kurt Angle escapes the hold and then turns it into a submission hold of his own.
Kurt Angle has Edge by the legs and brings him over to the ringpost leg first. Kurt Angle then goes outside of the ring and locks in a Figure Four Leg Lock around the steel ringpost reminiscent of WWE legend Bret the Hitman Hart. Edge is yelling out in pain until Kurt Angle eventually lets go of the hold. Kurt still on the outside proceeds to bring in a trash can into the ring. He puts the trash can on Edge. Then Angle with a right hand takes down Edge who has a trash can on his head as Edge is down on the canvas. Kurt Angle goes up to the top rope trying to deliver a Moonsault from the top rope on to Edge with a trash can on him. Kurt Angle is soaring through the air but he misses the moonsault as Edge takes the trash can off of his head and moves out of the way with Kurt Angle eating canvas. Edge starts stomping away at Kurt. He then puts Kurtís own finisher the ankle lock on Kurt Angle but Edge doesnít get all of it as immediately Kurt Angle holds onto Edgeís leg and counters into the ankle lock.
He has turned the tables on Edge. Both men exchanging holds, hold for hold but Edge counters by kicking Kurt Angle in the face. Edge waits for Angle to get back to his feet and hits the downward spiral. He goes for a cover and Angle kicks out at 2. Edge is furious and pins Kurt again and Kurt kicks out again at 2. Edge whips Angle into the corner and runs into a boot by Angle, clothesline by Kurt Angle. Edge gets back up to his feet and Kurt Angle goes for an Angle slam and Edge counters by slipping out and hits the Edge-o-matic.
What a great counter. Again Edge capitalises on the slightest mistake by Angle. 1....2.. and Kurt kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Edge then proceeds to pin Angle over and over again but Angle keeps kicking out. Edge is taking the fight to Angle not letting HIM up mounting on top of him with rights and lefts. Edge poses in the ring and gets booed heavily.
Edge goes up to the top rope, it looks like heís going for a missile dropkick. Kurt Angle immediately gets up and goes to the top rope and takes down Edge with a suplex. What a move and both men are down. Kurt gets his arm over on Edge and goes for a cover 1...2....and Edge kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Kurt Angle goes for an ankle lock and Edge rolls through and sends Angle into the turnbuckle, what a counter. Kurt Angle is stunned as he gets back up to his feet and Edge hits the spear on Kurt Angle. He goes for a cover and Angle kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Edge is stunned, what does he have to do to put away Kurt Angle. Edge goes for the spear again but Kurt Angle knees Edge in the face and hits the spear on Edge. He hit Edge with Edgeís own move. He goes for a cover and Edge kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Unbelieavable. Kurt Angle this time gets the ankle lock submission on Edge. Heís twisting the ankle even more. Edge thriving in pain here. Edge makes it to the ropes but Angle does not need to let go as itís an unsanctioned match. Edge pulls a kendostick from underneath the ring and nails Kurt Angle with the kendostick. Edge holds on to the ropes to pull himself back up. Edge starts to get psychotic fast looking at the kendo stick and he proceeds to hit Angle with it over and over again yelling at Kurt Angle that he should have never came back. Edge yells now Kurt I am going to end your career once and for all. Edge then goes to get the steel steps and he breaks them apart and brings the steel steps into the ring along with 2 steel chairs. Is Edge going for a con-chair-to, is he going to put Kurt Angle back on the shelf with the Con-chair-to? Edge is setting up for it and he puts Kurt Angle's skull on the steel steps. Edge with a sadistic smile on his face and heís stepping on Kurt's head going for the Con-Chair-to but at the last minute Kurt Angle gets his head out of there and Edge hits the chair on to the steel steps but misses entirely. Kurt Angle takes down Edge by his legs with his body falling on the steel steps with Edge landing on the back of his head.
Kurt waits for Edge to get back up to his feet. Kurt grabs the steel steps and throws the steps at Edge who ducks as Kurt throws the steps outside the ring. Edge is on the apron, Kurt comes swinging with a chair but Edge pulls the ropes down and Kurt falls outside the ring with the chair falling right out of his hands. Edge sends Angle back in. Edge brings Kurt back up to his feet and hits the Edgecution.
He goes for a cover and Angle is able to kick out at 2 Ĺ. How much left do these two men have. Edge is getting more crazed now and grabs the other chair which is in the ring. Kurt slowly gets back up to his feet and Edge tries to nail Kurt from behind with the chair. Kurt moves out the way and the chair drop right back into Edgeís face and Angle hits the ANGLE SLAM.
1....2...and Edge kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Kurt Angle canít believe it. Here we go Kurt is mad now, the straps come down now. Kurt goes for an ankle lock again but Edge counters into a roll up and Angle kicks out at 2. Kurt Angle knocks Edge immediately down. Angle sends Edge into the ropes and both men knock each other down with a clothesline. Both men knocked down in the center of the ring. Both men are starting to get up hitting each other with lefts and rights as both men drop back down on the canvas completely out of it here. Angle is the first to get up, he irish whips Edge into the ropes but Edge counters with a knee lift. Edge is setting up for the Spear waiting for Angle to get up and when he does, Edge is running at him for the Spear but Angle seeing it coming leapfrogs over Edge jumping over him sending Edge head first into the turnbuckle. Wait a minute Kurt Angle is taking Edge right up to the top turnbuckle, heís going to Angle slam him off the top rope. Kurt goes for it but Edge rolls through and lands on top of him and pins him and Angle just barely got his shoulder up at 2.
Edge sets up for the electric chair drop. Tazz mentions that this was the move Edge did to Kurt on a steel chair when he put Kurt out of action. This is not looking good at all. Edge has Angle up on his shoulders but Kurt counters into a victory roll and Edge kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Edge immediately gets back up and clotheslines Angle. Edge tries to go for the Edgecution but Kurt counters and turns it around into a german suplex. This is the move that injured Edgeís neck, Kurtís going for it but wait Edge rolls through and goes for a pin by holding on to the ropes to pin Angle...1.....2....3. Oh come on, Edge steals it. Edge has done it.
The Ultimate Opportunist has struck again and he steals another victory but at what cost? Kurt Angle canít believe it. He is in shock. Edgeís music hits as he is back up on his feet and while he is celebrating Kurt Angle from behind attacks Edge and then starts beating the hell out of him.
Angle gets a steel chair and attacks Edge with a chair hitting Edge repeatedly in the back with the chair. Edge at this point is unconscious after the many chair shots sending him down flat on his back. Then Angle gets another steel chair into the ring and stands the chair up into a sitting position. Tazz says enough is enough, Kurt Angle has lost it, he's snapped and Cole can say that Edge had it coming to him especially after how he tried to end Angle's career during this match. Kurt grabs Edge who can barely even stand after those chair shots to his back. Kurt Angle gives Edge the Angle slam on the steel chair with Edge's back going through the chair breaking the chair in half. To add insult to injury, Angle grabs Edge's lifeless broken body and then proceeds to lock Edge in the Ankle Lock until he has to be restrained by the referees. Angle celebrates in the ring as if heís won the match but he sure has done the damage. Then Angle leaves to his music, the crowd cheering for Kurt after what he just did to Edge. Edge may have won the match but Kurt Angle got the last laugh and left Edge broken, left him a crumbled heap in the middle of the ring. Edge's back and ankle must be injured now. Edge gets carried out in a stretcher. Michael Cole says after Kurtís vicious assault on Edge, their feud is long from being over.
Match Result: Edge defeated Kurt Angle.
Match Time: 20:30
A promo is aired for SummerSlam which will be taking place in Toronto Canada.
Josh Matthews is in a dark room with Mordecai and Paul Bearer. Josh seems afraid. Josh mentioned that earlier on Kane was not successful in his match, will this have a big effect on the upcoming match between Mordecai and The Undertaker. Could this be the final resting place for... Paul Bearer cuts Josh off and tells him that if he asks another stupid question like that then Josh will be joining The Undertaker in the 6ft grave. Paul Bearer says first of all Kane should have been US Champion tonight, but once Mordecai is done with The Undertaker tonight then Cena will be next to pay for his sins. Paul Bearer brings up the fact that The Undertaker has never won a one on one buried alive match. The last time The Undertaker had a buried alive match, Kane sent him to hell. Paul Bearer claims that tonight will be the last we see of The Undertaker. His burial place has been chosen and after tonight Undertaker there is no coming back. Ever since Mordecai has come here, The Undertaker has never been the same. He is just a shell of his former shelf. Taker a long look Undertaker, you are looking at the new phenom and the end is near. Mordecai then says tonight Undertaker, you will pay for all your sins, you will REST IN PEACE. Mordecai and Paul Bearer laugh wickedly.
Cruiserweight Title Match
Tajiri (c) vs Chavo Guerrero
Tajiriís musicís hits as the cruiserweight champion Tajiri makes his way down to the ring. Tajiri has been on a roll since WrestleMania 20 beating the very best cruiserweights on Smackdown. Tazz points out that Paul Heyman has barred Tajiri from using the green mist in this match. If he uses it in then he will be disqualified and Chavo will be awarded the cruiserweight title. Cole adds that earlier on Tajiriís teammates lost their match and this means Kyo Dai have to split. Will all this work in Chavoís favour? Chavo Guerreroís music hits as the former cruiserweight champion comes down to the ring. Chavo went into WrestleMania 20 as the cruiserweight champion but lost his title in the cruiserweight open. Now Chavo has a big opportunity to get his belt back. The bell rings as the match starts off with a collar and elbow tie up. Both men trying to outdo the other in the exchange countering each other's moves until Chavo runs off the ropes. Chavo tries to hurracanrana Tajiri but Tajiri in mid air catches him and throws Chavo down but Chavo lands on his feet. Tajiri runs off the ropes and bounces off of them. Chavo tries to catch him coming in with a Samoan drop but Tajiri reverses the Samoan drop attempt by landing on his feet behind Chavo. Tajiri then hits a German suplex with a bridge on Chavo to pin him 1...2..Chavo powers out at 2. Great sequence there from the cruiserweights. Then Tajiri goes up to the top rope to try to deliver a Crossbody but Chavo sees him coming runs up to the top rope, and stops the attempt from happening. Chavo then hits a Superplex from the top rope with both men being sent down on the canvas. Then Chavo goes into the pin, pinning Tajiri 1...2..Tajiri turns it into a pin of his own 1...2..Chavo kicks out.
Then both men are fighting it out exchanging rights and lefts until Tajiri hits those lethal kicks of his right to Chavo's legs. Tajiri then hits one for good measure in Chavo's chest sending Chavo down on to the canvas. Tajiri whips Chavo into the ropes but Chavo catches Tajiri with an elbow to the face. Chavo hits his own version of the 3 amigos and tries mocking his uncle Eddie by going up to the top rope. Heís going to hit the frog splash but Tajiri gets up and takes Chavo down with a legscissors. He goes for a cover and Chavo kicks out at 2 1/2. Tajiri sends Chavo into the ropes and connects with a handspring elbow
to the face. Standing moonsault on Chavo and Chavo kicks out at 2. Tajiri goes for a suplex, Chavo blocks and drops Tajiri with a DDT and gets a near fall. Chavo goes to work on Tajiriís arm, Tajiri flips up and takes Chavo down with an armdrag. Tajiri misses a clothesline and Chavo takes Tajiri down with a back suplex and gets a 2 count only. Chavo then sets up for the Mexican Surfboard and Chavo has him up in the air in this hold. Will Tajiri tap out? Tajiri is fighting, he's fighting but eventually gets out of the hold by being up in the air flips his way out of it and lands on his feet. Tajiri then nails Chavo with a kick knocking Chavo outside the ring. Tajiri runs off the ropes and delivers a diving plancha on Chavo. This is what the cruiserweight division is all about, great high flying action. Both men are back in and Chavo reverses an irish whip and sends Tajiri into the corner. He runs into a boot and Tajiri then traps Chavo in the tarantula.
Tajiri breaks the hold and sends Chavo into the ropes and hits a spinning heel kick and Chavo kicks out at 2. Tajiri is really taking it here to Chavo. Chavo then reverses a whip and drops Tajiri with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker to pin Tajiri who kicks out at 2. Chavo delivers a European uppercut to Tajiri and then goes up to the top rope and hits a missile dropkick on Tajiri. He goes for a cover and Tajiri kicks out at 2.
Chavo goes for a powerbomb but Tajiri slides off and rolls Chavo up for a pin and Chavo kicks out at 2. Tajiri goes for a german suplex but Chavo elbows Tajiri in the face and hits Tajiri with a clothesline. Chavo sees this as his opportunity and he goes up to the top rope with Tajiri down on the canvas. Chavo is soaring through the air hitting a Frog Splash but Tajiri out of the corner of his eye knew to get his knees up with Chavo's ribs landing on Tajiri's knees. Chavo is down on the canvas stunned. Chavoís trying to steal his uncle Eddieís moves but itís just not working for him so far. Tajiri picks Chavo up and drops him with a bridging dragon suplex and Chavo kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Tajiri then sets up for the Buzzsaw Kick. Tajiri is going for the Buzzsaw Kick and he is about to hit it, but Chavo sensing what was coming out of the corner of his eye ducks out of the way of the Buzzsaw Kick. Chavo then hits a neckbreaker on Tajiri. Chavo picks Tajiri up and knees him to the face. He picks Tajiri up by setting up for the Gory Bomb and Chavo hits the Gory Bomb
on Tajiri who goes face first into the mat. Chavo pins 1...2..3. The match is over, we've got a new WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Chavo Guerrero has won back the cruiserweight title. Chavo canít believe it, heís the champion again for the 4th time. Tajiri who was a great champion put on a great fight against Chavo but in the end Chavo is the champion again. Tajiri now can not receive a cruiserweight title shot again. Chavo celebrates his win in the ring.
Match Result: Chavo Guerrero defeated Tajiri to become the new Cruiserweight Champion.
Match Time: 7:21
Backstage Paul Heyman is on the phone with Vince McMahon. Vince said heís pleased with Heymanís ppv so far. Most of the matches are extreme. Paul says exactly sir, a WCW ppv being re-introduced, he had to inject his old ECW style in there by making most of the matches extreme on this ppv. Since Bischoff has a ppv in 2 weeks, he wants to show Bischoff that this is how you put on a ppv. Vince was impressed. Vince then says heís changed his mind and doesnít want Paul to appear via satellite tomorrow night on Raw. He wants Paul to be there at Raw. Paul didnít like the idea and asked Vince, well Eugene is running Raw tomorrow. How can a genius like Paul Heyman work under Eugene. Paul does not want to be humiliated. He doesnít want to work under Eugene, that is Bischoffís job for tomorrow, not his. Vince told Heyman he wants no excuses, heís not going to have to work for Eugene. He wants Paul to show up because he has an important announcement to make which concerns both brands, plus he has some important things to discuss with Bischoff and Heyman. If Paul doesnít show up then he will hear those magic words YOUíRE FIRED!!!! Vince hangs up on Paul and Paul seems very concerned.
Michael Cole talks about tomorrow night on Raw, what announcement could it be from Mr McMahon and speaking of Mr McMahon, just take a look at this, the tombstone says it all, buried alive. Mr McMahon was the last man to defeat The Undertaker in this match up. Lets take you back to how this rivalry started between The Undertaker and Mordecai. A video package is played recapping the feud between The Undertaker and Mordecai.
Buried Alive Match
The Undertaker vs Mordecai
The tombstone says it all buried alive, who will it be. Which one of these men will be buried alive. Tazz says it is like a cemetery right here in the arena, somebody is going to be buried alive here. Michael Cole says The Undertaker has never won a one on one buried alive match, will this run continue for The Undertaker, infact since Paul Bearer turned on The Undertaker, Undertaker has not been the same. Mordecaiís music hits as he makes his way down to the ring with Paul Bearer. Ever since coming here to the WWE, for 2 months Mordecai has been a thorn in the side of The Undertaker. Tazz reminds us that he pinned The Undertaker in a 6 man tag match a few weeks ago. He believes that he is the new phenom in the WWE. Cole says Itís quite simple, no pinfalls, no submissions, no dqs, or no count outs. To win the match you must bury your opponent into that dirt, into that 6ft deep grave. They have to take the shovel, they have to pour and dig dirt on top of their opponent.
The lights go out as The Undertakerís music hits and the crowd is going nuts as The Undertaker makes his way down to the ring. Mordecai meets Undertaker on the ramp, Taker throws his hat and coat down and here we go the bell rings. A slugfest ensuing right off the bat.
Both men hammering away at each other as they take the fight near ringside. This match is going to be a war. Mordecai whips Undertaker into the steel post. Mordecai charges into Undertaker and Taker moves out the way as Mordecai goes into the steel post. The Undertaker sends Mordecai into the ring and Undertaker bounces off the ropes and hits a diving clothesline. Taker sets up for old school but Mordecai counters by catching The Undertaker with a bearhug. Undertaker fights out of it and goes for another diving clothesline but Mordecai moves out the way. Mordecai starts choking The Undertaker on the ropes. Mordecai then whips Undertaker into the corner and begins to go for a corner turnbuckle clothesline but Undertaker sensing what was coming moves out of the way with Mordecai eating the turnbuckle. Then Undertaker grabs Mordecai and throws him shoulder first really hard into the steel ringpost. Mordecai is stunned and Undertaker proceeds to lift up Mordecai on to his shoulders and drives him face first into the turnbuckle to hit Snake Eyes. Cole says Vintage Undertaker. Undertaker then runs off the ropes and follows up with a big boot to the face of Mordecai. Paul Bearer is surprised to see such a vicious side of The Undertaker in the early going. Taker tries to ram Mordecaiís head into the turnbuckle and Mordecai puts the breaks on and rams Takerís head into the turnbuckle. Mordecai climbs the top rope and hits a clothesline on The Undertaker. Paul Bearer loves it and he is cheering his nephew on. Mordecai then even begins to mock Undertaker's taunt by getting on his knees and pointing up to the heavens.
Mordecai gets a chinlock on The Undertaker as The Undertaker gets up to his feet and breaks the hold by hitting a back suplex on Mordecai. Taker boots Mordecai in the face sending Mordecai out the ring. Undertaker then waits for Mordecai to get up on the outside and when he does, Undertaker runs off the ropes charging off of them and diving over the ropes hitting his patented Suicide Dive
on to Mordecai on the outside landing it perfectly. Undertaker then gets up from that and rolls Mordecai back into the ring placing him on the apron. Undertaker gets on the apron and delivers a guillotine legdrop across the neck of Mordecai. Undertaker starts turning his attention to Paul Bearer and stalks him around ringside only to be jumped from behind by Mordecai. Mordecai gets a chair and levels The Undertaker right across the back with a chair. Mordecai sends The Undertaker back in the ring and Undertaker reverses an irish whip and delivers a corner clothesline sending Mordecai down to the canvas. Taker signals for a chokeslam and delivers the chokeslam on Mordecai. Mordecai sits up and rises back up on to his feet. The Undertaker whips Mordecai into the other corner and runs into a boot. Mordecai lifts The Undertaker up and drops him with The Crucifix Powerbomb.
Paul Bearer raises the urn and he is pleased with what he sees and wants Mordecai to hit the tombstone. Mordecai signals for the tombstone and goes for it but The Undertaker reverses it into the tombstone only for Mordecai to counter it again into the tombstone and drops The Undertaker with the tombstone. Unbelievable. Tazz thinks there is no way Undertaker is getting up from that because he does not have the power of the urn anymore. One of them has to drag the other to the gravesite and one of them is going to bury the other alive.
Mordecai rolls The Undertaker outside the ring as the match begins to spill out on the outside of the ring with both men attacking each other and beating the hell out of each other. Undertaker whips Mordecai into the barricade back first and Undertaker looks to take out Mordecai with a big boot on to the barricade but Mordecai avoids the big boot and Undertaker gets hung up on the barricade. The Undertaker is hurting bad and Mordecai brings him back on to the outside by grabbing Undertaker's hair and smashing him back down head first on to the floor. Mordecai then begins to go over to the steel steps and he breaks it apart getting the steel steps for himself. Mordecai has the steel steps in his hand and he waits for Undertaker to get up and Mordecai tries to hit Undertaker with the steel steps but Undertaker knowing what's coming, counters it into a drop toe hold sending Mordecai head first into the steel steps. Mordecai is busted open at this point after what has just happened to him. What is the Undertaker going to have to come up with to finish off Mordecai. Undertaker brings Mordecai back up to his feet only for Mordecai to hit a low blow on The Undertaker. Mordecai rams Taker right into the post. Mordecai goes on to the outside and gets a TV monitor from the announce table. Mordecai grabs it and heís waiting for Undertaker to get up and when he does, Mordecai hits him in the skull hard with the TV monitor laying Undertaker out on the outside of the ring. Mordecai then begins to open up Taker busting him wide open with shots to his forehead over and over again. They then take the fight all the way to the back all the way to where the dirt hill is, where the grave is. They are at the grave fighting it out exchanging rights and lefts until Mordecai grabs Undertaker by the throat trying to chokeslam Undertaker, but Undertaker fights his way out of it and DDTs Mordecai on the dirt with Mordecai landing on his head pretty good. Undertaker then begins to set up for the Tombstone Piledriver but from behind Paul Bearer levels The Undertaker with the steel shovel.
Paul Bearer instructs Mordecai to finish the job and bury The Undertaker alive. Mordecai brings Undertaker back up to his feet and he low blows The Undertaker with that steel shovel. Mordecai rolls The Undertaker into the grave. 6ft deep, 6ft under, now Mordecai is beginning the process to bury Undertaker alive. Mordecai beginning to shovel dirt into the grave and if he covers Taker with it then this match is over. Mordecai tries to shovel dirt. The Undertaker The Undertaker desperately trying to make his way out the grave and he does. He wasnít buried completely. Mordecai tries to boot Undertaker back in but Taker moves out the way and Mordecai falls in the grave. Mordecai gets out of it and Taker sends him back in and now both men are in the grave fighting it out. Both men get out the grave. Mordecai gets the shovel and swings at The Undertaker, Taker kicks Mordecai in the mid section as Mordecai drops the shovel, Mordecai is reeling as The Undertaker chokeslams Mordecai in the grave. Undertaker turns his attention to Paul Bearer. He is about to attack Paul Bearer near the grave but suddenly there is an explosion from the grave, smoke comes out and wait a minute ITíS KANE.
Where the hell did he come from. Tazz says well wherever the hell he came from, he came at the right time to save his father Paul Bearer. Kane attacks The Undertaker and starts beating the hell out of The Undertaker. Paul Bearer uses the urn to get Mordecai to rise up to his feet and Mordecai is out of the grave. Kane & Mordecai start double-teaming The Undertaker and it is going to be like Survivor Series 2003 all over again. Michael Cole says this is a travesty. Tazz thinks the end is near for The Undertaker. Kane and Mordecai double chokeslam Undertaker in the grave.
It is all over for The Undertaker. Wait a minute John Cena comes running out from the back with a steel chair and he attacks Kane and Mordecai with a chair. Cena lifts Kane up for the F-U and Cena hits the F-U on Kane off the dirt hill they are on and on to the floor.
Paul Bearer tries to hit Cena with the urn but Cena sees it coming and nails Paul Bearer with a right hand. Cena then takes Kane away to the back and they are brawling to the back after Cena picks Kane up to bring him back up to his feet with referees getting them out of there. Mordecai tries to go to the back to attack Cena from behind but Undertaker back on his feet turns Mordecai around and brings him back towards the grave. Taker tombstones Mordecai into the open grave. Then Undertaker gets a hold of Paul Bearer and he gives him a hard right hand which sends Paul falling backwards into the grave with the urn as Paul falls on top of Mordecai. Taker is making Paul Bearer suffer for his treachery and sins. He wants to bury his lifeless body under that dirt. Paul Bearer is lifeless at the moment. The Undertaker gets down on one knee and lightning strikes the bulldozer as the dirt pouts on the grave. The dirt comes flying down and the grave has been dug. The match is over. The Undertaker finally buries both Mordecai and Paul Bearer alive,
and the grave has been set. Then The Undertaker gets a match and a lighter and Undertaker throws the match that is on fire on to the grave. The grave is literally on fire with both Paul Bearer and Mordecai inside the grave. You could hear their agonizing screams from inside the grave with the fire just getting bigger and bigger until the fire finally dies out from the grave. Both men have literally been sent to "Hell" by The Undertaker. The crowd still can't believe what has happened especially Cole and Tazz who are still saying Oh My God over and over until they say after Undertaker finally has gotten rid of both Paul Bearer and Mordecai and the urn. It seems The Undertaker of old is back and Kane better look out now that he no longer has his father and cousin around, is Kane next on The Undertaker's hit list? Has The Undertaker regained his power once again?
Match Result: The Undertaker defeated Mordecai in a buried alive match.
Match Time: 12:13
We see Eddie Guerrero in the back as the main event is coming up next. Eddie bumps into Dawn Marie whoís in a swimsuit as the WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero walks past. Eddie says orrale Dawn Marie, youíre looking mighty fine mamasita. Dawn tells Eddie that she manages superstars with class and she personally thinks that Eddieís run as champion is coming to an end. She asks Eddie is he really starting to feel the pressure as champion. Eddie says after seeing you mamasita Iím already starting to feel pressure orrale... but let me tell you something, Latino heat when heís cornerned and under pressure heís dangerous and unpredictable. Right now Booker T Iím gonna show you that Iím gonna do whatever it takes to remain champion because i lie, i cheat and i steal. Iím Latino Heat Oralle. Eddie slaps Dawn on her ass and Dawn is shocked and Eddie says thanks mamasita, thatís my good luck charm Orrale vato.
A Video Package is played for the main event which features the events which lead up to this match.
WWE Title Match
Eddie Guerrero (c) vs Booker T
Here we go, Can you dig it sucka!!! Booker Tís music hits as the challenger makes his way down to the ring. Booker T seems very confident tonight. Since coming to Smackdown, Booker T has claimed heís the biggest star on Smackdown, he claims he is better than any superstar on Smackdown. Well now will Booker T win the WWE Title, that remains to be seen and It could happen right here. Eddie Guerreroís music hits as the WWE Champion comes out in a low rider. Eddie receives a great ovation. Can Latino Heat overcome another obstacle tonight? The Eddie chants begin as the bell rings and here we go. The match gets underway with Eddie and Booker locking up. Both men begin to feel each other out countering each other's holds. Booker T gets a headlock on Eddie and whips him off the ropes and gets a shoulder knockdown on Eddie. Booker whips Eddie off the ropes and Eddie counters into a headscissors to take Booker down. Eddie now gets a headlock on Booker and takes him down to the mat. Booker gets back up to his feet and elbows Eddie to the face. Booker whips Eddie off the ropes and goes for a flapjack but in mid air Eddie counters with a drop kick. Eddie mocks Booker T by doing Bookerís taunt. Booker charges into Eddie who takes Booker down with a backdrop. Booker gets back up and hits Eddie with a hard knee to the gut and knocks him down with a right hand. Booker T whips Eddie off the ropes and nails him with a roundhouse kick and gets a 2 count only. Booker backs Eddie into the corner, poses and delivers some knife edge chops to Eddie in the corner. He sends Eddie into the other corner, Booker comes running at Eddie , Eddie leapfrogs over Booker and rolls Booker up for a 2 count only.
Booker T gets up and clotheslines Eddie, what impact. Booker off the ropes, poses and drops a knee right to the face of Eddie. He goes for the cover and Eddie kicks out at 1. Booker T begins to wear down Eddie by locking in a headlock on Eddie. He wants to keep Eddie down but Eddie is able to get up and drops Booker with a back suplex to break the hold. Eddie sends Booker into the ropes and delivers a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Eddie goes for a pin and Booker kicks out at 2. Eddie gets a snapmare on Booker and goes for a chinlock. Booker gets up to his feet and elbows Eddie repeatedly in the face. Crescent kick by Booker T and gets a near fall. He whips Eddie off the ropes, picks him up and drops him with a flapjack and gets a 2 count only. Vertical suplex by Booker and gets a nearfall. Booker tosses Eddie over the top rope and Booker follows Eddie outside as the referee begins to count. Booker picks Eddie up and rams him into the post. He rolls him back in and goes for a cover and gets a 2 count only. Booker whips Eddie into the corner and goes for a corner clothesline, nobody home as Eddie moves out the way and Booker hits the turnbuckle. Eddie goes up to the second rope and hits a tornado DDT. Eddie waits for Booker to get back to his feet and clotheslines Booker over the top rope. Eddie gets up to the top and delivers a highcross body on Booker all the way to the floor. Both men are on the apron and Booker knees Eddie to the gut. Booker suplexes Eddie back in the ring. Sidewalk slam by Booker and Eddie kicks out at 2. Booker goes up to the top rope and hits a missile dropkick and gets another near fall. Booker T does his great arm twist sidekick
and gets a near fall.
Booker starts beating the hell out of Eddie in the corner with aggressive punches and kicks. Booker then starts posing and drives a knee right into the mid section. Booker whips Eddie across the ropes and lands a big jumping heel kick to the jaw of Eddie. Eddie Guerrero reverses a whip and knocks Booker down with a reverse elbow. Eddie rams Booker face first into the turnbuckle. He sends Booker into the ropes but Booker counters with a hotshot right across the throat on the ropes. Booker T goes outside the ring. Booker drives Eddieís ankle right into the steel post. Booker gets back in and starts taunting Eddie, talking smack saying come on sucka. Eddie slowly gets back up to his feet. Booker has Eddie on the ropes nailing him with lefts and rights. Booker charges into Eddie andEddie backdrops Booker T over the top rope. This gives Eddie a chance to get back into this as Eddie goes outside the ring as he brawls with Booker on the outside. Eddie whips Booker into the barricade. The referee is allowing this. Booker hits Eddie with a knee to the gut of Latino Heat. Booker drops Eddie on the barricade. He sends Eddie back in and goes for a cover and Eddie kicks out at 2. Elbow drop by Booker and again he gets another near fall. Booker whips Eddie off the ropes and Eddie gets a sunset flip on Booker and Booker kicks out at 2. Booker gets up and both of them are exchanging rights and lefts until Eddie Guerrero whips Booker into the turnbuckle and delivers a monkey flip. Eddie is now on the apron and delivers a hilo
on Booker T right into the sternum and Booker T kicks out at 2. Eddie tries to go for the three amigos but Booker slips out and rolls Eddie up, heís got the tights, 1...2.. and Eddie kicks out. Booker T starts arguing with the referee and Eddie now with a roll up and Booker kicks out at 2. Booker reverses an irish whip and catches Eddie with a kneelift. Booker goes for a chinlock.
Eddie gets back up to his feet to break the hold and bounces off the ropes but Booker T gets a sleeper hold on Eddie. Smart move by Booker and again Eddie in trouble. Booker T has the Sleeper on Eddie Guerrero, will Eddie Guerrero pass out? The referee is checking Eddie Guerrero's arm, if he lifts Eddie Guerrero's arm up three times, we have a new champion. Fans get behind Eddie starting the Eddie chants. The referee lifts Eddie's arm once, Eddie's arm is not moving. The referee lifts Eddie Guerrero's arm twice, Eddie Guerrero's not moving. The referee goes to lift Eddie Guerrero's arm for a third time and if Eddie Guerrero's arm doesn't move, we've got a new champion. The ref lifts but suddenly Eddie Guerrero's arm is moving and Eddie Guerrero is fighting back here. He fights his way out of the Sleeper and he whips Booker T off the ropes and when Booker is coming in, Eddie Guerrero catches him coming in with a low dropkick taking Booker T down by his knees sending Booker T down on to the canvas. Eddie starts hammering Booker with lefts and rights. Latino heat starting to get fired up now unloading on Booker T. He whips him off the ropes and backdrop by Eddie. Eddie picks Booker T up and goes for the three amigos.
He hits one, and now thatís the 2nd vertical suplex. Can Eddie get his hattrick, and Eddie hits a third vertical suplex. Eddie not going for a cover. Eddie going up to the apron and now to the top rope. Latino Heat is feeling froggy. Heís going up to the top rope for a frogsplash. Eddie goes for it and and Booker rolls out the way as Eddie goes crashing and burning right into the mat. Booker waits for Eddie to get up and lands a kick right to the jaw of Eddie. He goes for a cover and Eddie kicks out at 2 Ĺ.
Booker sets Eddie up for the Book-end, Eddie elbows Booker in the face. Eddie off the ropes walks into a Book-end.
What a move by Booker. Booker T goes for a cover.1...2... and Eddie kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Booker T canít believe it. Can you believe that Eddie kicked out the Book-end. Booker starts arguing with the referee as Eddie is beginning to get back up to his feet. Booker goes for a kick but nobody home as Eddie moves out the way and Booker gets hung on the ropes. Eddie clotheslines Booker over the top rope. They brawl outside and Booker elbows Eddie in the face. Booker goes for a scissors kick, nobody home as Eddie moves out the way. The champion trying to get back into this match as Eddie rolls Booker back in and Eddie locks in the lasso from el paso.
Eddie Guerrero has it locked in tight. Booker T is about to tap but Booker T is struggling to get to the ropes but Booker T eventually gets to the ropes. Eddie Guerrero has until 5 to break the hold, Eddie Guerrero breaks it at 4. Booker T makes it to the ropes and Eddie has to break the hold. Eddie Guerrero goes to bring Booker T up to his feet, and then Booker T grabs Eddie Guerrero and pushes Eddie Guerrero over to the referee into the referee. Then Booker T on his knees gives Eddie Guerrero a low blow as well as the referee. The referee has no idea who gave him the low blow as the referee is down and Eddie Guerrero falls down to the canvas in pain. Booker T stealing a page out of Eddie Guerreroís book, the tricks that Eddie uses on his opponents, here heís being outsmarted by Booker. T. Booker T then goes outside of the ring to get a steel chair and he brings it into the ring. The referee is still down. Booker T has the chair and he is waiting for Eddie Guerrero to get up and he hits Eddie Guerrero in the head with the chair which sends Eddie Guerrero down to the canvas as he is knocked out.
Booker T then gets rid of the chair without the referee seeing it. Then Booker T goes to revive the referee, and Booker T goes to make the pin, Booker is going to steal this one, Booker T pins Eddie 1...2...2 1/2... Eddie just kicked out. The crowd is in disbelief and so are Cole and Tazz and so is Booker T. How did Eddie kick out of that chair shot? Pure instinct is how he kicked out. Booker T goes to pick up Eddie to whip him off the ropes and hits a Spinebuster. Booker T not pinning Eddie Guerrero goes to set up for his Spinaroonie, Booker T so cocky and full of himself does a Spinaroonie
in the center of the ring. Then Booker T goes to pick up Eddie trying to attempt a front suplex but Eddie Guerrero counters it into the Three Amigos triple vertical suplexes and as soon as Eddie hits the third, Eddie goes up to the top rope to hit the Frog Splash. Wait a minute Booker T playing possum gets up to his feet and runs up to the top rope with Eddie Guerrero and Booker T is going to try to Superplex Eddie Guerrero from the top rope but Eddie Guerrero in mid-air counters the superplex into a crossbody off the top rope sending both men down on to the canvas. Eddie Guerrero then goes to pin Booker T 1...2...2 1/2 Booker T just barely got the shoulder up. Eddie whips Booker into the corner and runs into a elbow by Booker. Booker goes for a side kick, Eddie ducks and Booker nails the referee and Eddie hits a low blow on Booker. Eddie goes outside and brings his title belt in the ring and nails Booker T with the title. Eddie notices that the referee is trying to get back up.
Eddie has the belt in his hand and places it on Booker T as Eddie drops down and feigns an injury. Eddie up to his old tricks, lying cheating and stealing. Booker T is now starting to get up and gets up at the same time as the referee and Booker has the belt in his hands. The referee catches Booker T with the belt and Booker starts arguing with the referee telling him that he has no idea how the belt got into his hands. Eddie comes up from behind and rolls Booker up by holding the tights 1...2... and Booker T just kicked out. The referee gets rid of the title. Booker T gets back up as Eddie Guerrero whips Booker T into the corner turnbuckle trying to hit a corner hurricanrana but Booker T catches him coming in with a falling powerbomb to pin Eddie 1...2.. Eddie just kicks out. Then Booker T gets Eddie Guerrero up to his feet and kicks him in the gut and he is setting up for the Scissors Kick. Booker T has Eddie Guerrero in position for the scissor kick and hits Eddie with the scissors kick. Booker goes for a cover...1...2... and Eddie gets his foot on the ropes. Booker T is furious. Booker now removing that protective turnbuckle pad and now the steel turnbuckle has been exposed. Booker desperately trying to do anything to win the title. Booker argues with the referee and taunts Eddie by doing his hand signal. Booker talks smack and tries to whip Eddie into the exposed turnbuckle but Eddie reverses and sends Booker T face first into the exposed turnbuckle and Booker goes down on the mat. Booker T is out cold. Can Eddie capatalize.
Then Eddie sensing that it is his opportunity to finish the match, Eddie sees Booker T down and Eddie then climbs up to the top rope and hits the Frog Splash to pin Booker T 1...2...3.
The match is over and Eddie Guerrero retains the WWE Championship. Viva La Raza, the crowd is going nuts giving Eddie a standing ovation. Eddie celebrates his victory in the ring. Tazz and Michael Cole thank the fans for joining them at The Great American Bash as the ppv comes to a close.
Match Result: Eddie Guerrero defeated Booker T to retain the WWE Title.
Match Time: 21:35