September 2, 2004
The announcers welcome us to the show as they plug the main event for tonight. Tonight a 20 man battle royal takes place with the winner taking on the WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero at Smackdown’s ppv event No Mercy next month. Earlier on today RVD challenged the United States Champion Rene Dupree to a match tonight and we will see that match tonight. We will also see a SummerSlam rematch between John Cena and Booker T.
The Big Surprise
The WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero made his way down to the ring. Eddie first said he hoped Chavo gets soon better. He visited him in the hospital and they have now worked out things and everything is now fine between them. After all they are familia. Eddie says he’s lucky to still be WWE champion but tonight we will find out who his opponent will be at No Mercy. We could possibly see Eddie Guerrero/The Undertaker part 3 or we could see a new challenger for Latino Heat. Being a fighting champion means taking on all challengers and he’s been doing that over the last 6 months. Eddie said he was going to be there at ringside to scout his next opponent. Val Venis came down with Dawn Marie to interrupt and they confront Eddie. Val said Eddie is looking at his next challenger because tonight is The Big Valbowski’s big night. He’s been a former Intercontinental champion, European champion and tag team champion but he’s never won the big one. Val has a smirk on his face. Val said he has all the qualities to become the WWE Champion and he will become the first ever adult film star to hold the big one.
While Val was running his mouth, Eddie was checking out Dawn Marie. Eddie surprises Val by telling him that he’s actually a fan of Val’s movies. Eddie said he’d love to be part of a movie himself. The movie should be called Latino Heat. With a hot mamasita like Dawn Marie and Latino Heat, they would heat up the adult film industry. Val was furious and Eddie starts mocking them. Dawn said she doesn’t like being disrespected and said she will take action on Eddie. Lita’s music hits. Lita says since coming to Smackdown, Val and Dawn have done whatever it took to humiliate her. Ever since Matt beat Val, she's been a lot relaxed and now there's good time for both of them. However now there are bad times for Val Venis. Eddie says orrale mamasita Lita, what's in store for Val Venis? Lita says since Val has been gloating about having the big one well Lita said Val’s big thing comes only in small packages but something big thing tonight will come in a big package. Val seemed confused and Lita vows that Val will never win the big one. Lita dropped the mic and left the ring with Eddie and Val and Dawn are certainly confused over what Lita meant. Lita ended up staring them down from the ramp.
A vignette is aired for Carlito Caribbean Cool. Carlito claims that he’s the most coolest guy ever. He notices a kid talking on the phone. He snatches it off him and the kid calls him a jerk. Carlito says that’s not cool. He’s a second generation star. The son of wrestling legend Carlos Calon. Carlito said people like you disgust me so Carlito spits an apple in the face of the poor kid and made him cry. Carlito looks at the phone and said he’s calling everyone in the WWE and he’s warning them that’s he’s coming soon. He throws the phone down and walks off.
US Title Match
Rene Dupree © vs RVD
RVD came out first, The US Champion Rene Dupree then came down to huge heat. Dupree already holds a victory over Van Dam when he defeated him last month in the gauntlet match. The match began with RVD getting the early advantage over Dupree. RVD then whipped Dupree into the corner and ran into a reverse elbow, clothesline by Dupree and he gets a 2 count. Dupree then started taking control and worked on submission holds on Van Dam. RVD came back with some elbows to the face and ran the ropes and delivers a spinning heel kick, he follows up with a handspring splash and got a 2 count. Northern lights suplex and Dupree kicks out at 2. Scoop slam by RVD, RVD then went for the rolling thunder but Dupree got his knees up. Dupree then took control putting the boots to RVD. Dupree then delivers a suplex and then did the French tickler and follows up with a knee drop and got a 2 count. Dupree went for the Dupree driver but RVD slips out and counters with a backslide and got a 2 count. Van Dam hits a roundhouse kick and then goes up top and goes for a crossbody but Dupree rolls through with a handful of tights and gets the 3 count to win the match. Dupree steals his way to victory and celebrates up the ramp. Van Dam can’t believe it and Dupree taunts RVD by holding up the US Title belt in the air. Winner and still US Champion Rene Dupree
Backstage Josh Matthews interviews the new Cruiserweight Champion Shannon Moore. Moore said it is a dream come true for him to become the cruiserweight champion for the first time ever. He’s one of the most underrated cruiserweights on Smackdown and vows to be a fighting champion. Nunzio and Johnny the Bull confront him. Nunzio is still upset that he was eliminated from the tournament last week. Since Moore was also eliminated in the first round, he got that chance again and now he’s champion. Nunzio said he also deserved that chance and if Moore is a fighting champion how about he puts his belt on the line against him right now. Moore accepts the challenge and tells Nunzio he will see him in the ring. Moore walks off. Nunzio started placing a bet with Bull that he will win the belt.
Cruiserweight Title Match
Shannon Moore © vs Nunzio
It is announced that Shannon Moore will be facing the winner of the cruiserweight tournament at Smackdown’s next ppv, No Mercy. An update is made during the match on Chavo Guerrero’s condition, he will be out for quite some time. They lock up and Nunzio gets a takedown on Moore, Moore then gets an armdrag on Nunzio. They lock up again and Nunzio delivers a knee to the gut and starts hammering away at Moore. He sends Moore into the corner and comes charging in, leapfrog by Moore who takes Nunzio down with a headscissors. Nunzio gets up and Moore hits a dropkick and gets a 2 count. Nunzio reverses a whip and delivers a flapjack and then follows up with a grounded front dropkick to Moore. Nunzio delivers a suplex and gets a near fall. He works on the arm on Moore and Moore makes it to the ropes. Nunzio whipped Moore into the corner and ran into a reverse elbow and Moore hits a high cross body off the top rope and got a 2 count. Now Moore starts taking it to Nunzio hitting him with some high impact moves. Moore then dropkicks Nunzio over the top rope, Stamboli tried to get Nunzio back up and Moore hit a hilo off the top rope taking down both members of the FBI. Nunzio got back on the apron and blocked a punch from Moore. Nunzio gets a sunset flip on Moore and got a 2 count. He then sends Moore to the outside. Nunzio distracts the ref as Bull starts stomping away on Moore. He sends him back in and Nunzio starts hitting Moore with some forearms to the face. Moore ducks a clothesline and hit a flying forearm. Moore went for a DDT but Nunzio countered into the Arriva Derchi and Moore kicked out at 2 ½. Nunzio can’t believe it. He whipped Moore into the corner and ran into an elbow. Moore went up top and hit the MooreGasm on Nunzio and pinned him for the 3 count to win the match. Bull tried getting in and Moore quickly rolled out of the ring and escaped. He celebrates his win up on the ramp.
Winner: Shannon Moore
Backstage Rey Mysterio is in his locker room and Josh Matthews came in to interview Rey. He asked Rey how his condition is after what went down with HHH last week? Rey said he’s feeling a lot better now and called HHH a coward. Rey said he has 2 goals tonight. 1)To stop HHH from winning the battle royal. 2) Is to win the battle royal and go on to receive a title shot against his good friend Eddie Guerrero at No Mercy. Josh wished Rey good luck.
JBL and his new Chief of Staff
JBL’s music hits as he came down to the ring with Steven Richards. JBL takes the mic and before he can start talking he gets booed heavily so JBL runs down the fans and claims that they are simply jealous of JBL’s success. He’s been written off on several occasions only for JBL to throw it back in their face. He has pretty much everything except one thing and that is the WWE Title. The reason why he attacked The Undertaker last week is because he simply did not deserve another shot at the title. JBL complains that Undertaker ruined his chances of going to SummerSlam to fight for the WWE Title but since Undertaker lost at SummerSlam, he was not worthy enough of receiving a rematch. JBL said he is not intimidated by The Undertaker. It is now JBL’s time to shine and tonight it starts by eliminating The Undertaker in the battle royal and then JBL will go on to win the match and will become WWE champion at No Mercy. JBL then introduces his new chief of staff Steven Richards. JBL said he saw something special in Steven Richards, not only is he a talented superstar, he is very smart and very business minded like JBL. They also have something else in common, they despise The Undertaker.
Steven Richards first demands silence, the fans boo him so he starts running down the fans. Richards said his greatest claim to fame was forming The Rights to Censor but blamed The Undertaker for putting an end to his creation. He has never been the same ever since The Undertaker dismantled the Rights to Censor. Then Undertaker ran Kronik out of the WWE. Since then Richards career went down hill, he was relegated to Sunday Night Heat. Richards said last week he made a statement, he sent a message to The Undertaker and if Undertaker was wise he better stay out of his and JBL’s way tonight in the battle royal. Richards said he was inspired by JBL because JBL’s career took off when he became a rich businessman. Now that JBL has taken him under his wing, Richards feels motivated again, he believes that this is the time for his career to take off again. He continues to praise JBL and JBL said he is proud of him. JBL states that tonight will be one of the biggest nights of JBL’s career. JBL’s music hits and JBL seems very confident tonight, can JBL become the new #1 contender tonight?
Backstage Chris Jericho cut a promo. Jericho claims that he’s the biggest star in the battle royal. Tonight he’s going to win the battle royal because he’s better than everyone else. He came to Smackdown to become a champion and very soon Chris Jericho will get what he wants and that’s the WWE title.
John Cena vs Booker T
This was a quick match with back and forth action. Cena dominated in the early going until Cena ran the ropes and Booker caught him with a spinebuster. Booker did the spinaroonie and missed a side kick and Cena drops Booker with a DDT. Cena hit the five knuckle shuffle. Cena missed the guillotine legdrop off the second rope and then Booker starts taking it to Cena. Booker sets up for the axe kick and Cena ducks the axe kick. He lifts Booker up for the FU but Booker pushes the ref on the way down to get disqualified. Cena and Booker T continue fighting until Cena throws Booker over the top rope. Booker backs up the ramp and Cena sends a message to Booker that he’s going to throw him over the top rope again in the battle royal later on tonight.
Winner by disqualification: John Cena
Backstage Matt Hardy asks Lita what exactly is that surprise. Lita tells Matt she will love that surprise because it's something that will give Paul Heyman and Val Venis nightmares.
Tag Team Title Match
Billy Kidman and Paul London © vs The Dudley Boys
Kidman and London are already in the ring without Dawn Marie. There is no referee out here. The Dudleys then come down. The teams have a staredown and Paul Heyman came out on the stage. Heyman has decided that he’s assigned a special guest referee for the tag team title match and it is Dawn Marie. Michael Cole said “Oh come on that’s not fair at all. She’s London and Kidman’s manager, how the hell can that be fair” The Dudleys do not like this at all and London and Kidman have a big smile on their face. The match begins and lots of trash talking to start off. London slaps D-Von across the face and D-Von starts hammering away at London. He tries whipping him into the corner, leapfrog by London as he avoids a charge and London hits the dropsault on D-Von. He follows up with an armdrag and follows up with a hurracanrana surprising D-Von in the early going. D-Von reversed a whip and hit a clothesline. He then tagged Bubba and Bubba starts pounding away at London and then drops him with a hard body slam. London tagged Kidman and Bubba sends Kidman into the ropes and Kidman gets an armdrag on Bubba. Bubba gets back up and sends Kidman into the ropes and delivers a backdrop and follows up with the Bubba Bomb. He went for the pin but Dawn said she has something in her eyes and then makes the count and Kidman kicked out. Bubba starts complaining.
The action went back and forth, The Dudleys took control for most of the match until D-Von got double teamed by the tag champions. Dawn ends up going to the corner to do her hair while Bubba is complaining. She turns around and notices that it is only Kidman who’s assaulting D-Von. The Dudleys then come back and now both teams are in the ring now fighting it out. The Dudleys then hit the wazzup drop on Kidman and follow up with a double team neckbreaker on London. Dawn again made a slow count and The Dudleys start complaining. She warns them that she is the assistant of Paul Heyman and she’s the ref for this match. She tells them not to blow this tag title opportunity. The Dudleys then set up for the 3D on Kidman but wait a minute London with a rollup on Bubba and Dawn makes a fast count and London and Kidman win the match. The Dudleys are shocked as Dawn gets out of the ring as fast as she can along with London and Kidman. They celebrate up the ramp and The Dudleys are furious. They were robbed, they just got screwed tonight. The Dudleys warned them that they will get them back later on tonight in the battle royal.
Winners and still tag team champions: Billy Kidman and Paul London
Tazz and Michael Cole then announce that on September 23 will be the fifth anniversary special of Smackdown. It will be a huge show. Clips are shown of the first Smackdown show in August 1999.
Cruiserweight Tournament Semi Finals
Spike Dudley vs Jimmy Yang
The winner of this tournament will face Shannon Moore for the cruiserweight title at No Mercy. Yang came out first with his manager Teddy Long. Spike came down next. Both of these men will not be competing in the battle royal later on. The match begins with Jimmy Yang immediately kicking Spike to the gut, Spike reverses a whip and gets an armdrag on Jimmy Yang. Spike sends Yang into the ropes and Yang ducks a clothesline and then delivers a spinning heel kick. Yang then starts taking it to Spike. Yang sends Spike into the turnbuckle and hits a great corner backflip kick. Yang then delivers a standing moonsault and got a 2 count. Spike tried fighting back but Yang catches him with a corkscrew insiguri and got a 2 count. He goes for a suplex off the top rope but Spike fights him off to knock Yang down. Spike hit a Dudley stomp off the top right right into the abdomen on Yang. Spike with little momentum here starts hitting Yang with some clotheslines. Spike then hit the Dudley Dog and Yang kicked out at 2. Spike can’t believe it. Spike whipped Yang into the corner and comes charging in but gets caught with a reverse elbow to the face which staggers Spike. Yang goes up top and hits the Yang Time(Standing Moonsault) and pins Spike for the 3 count to advance to the Finals. Another impressive win here for Jimmy Yang. Teddy Long gets in the ring and celebrates with Yang. Next week Maven will face Paul London and the winner will face Jimmy Yang in the finals.
Winner: Jimmy Yang
Up next is the battle royal and backstage Paul Heyman confronts Eddie Guerrero for disrespecting Dawn Marie. Heyman knows that Eddie wants to be at ringside to watch the battle royal so he can get an up close view of who his next opponent will be however that will not happen. He knows how Eddie’s latino temper is like and didn’t under any circumstances want his main event ruined. Heyman has banned Eddie from ringside and told Eddie to leave the arena right now. Eddie said he was only having some fun with Dawn, he’s not going to cause trouble at all. Heyman says if Eddie didn’t leave right now he will suspend him. Eddie leaves and Heyman has a big smile on his face. Another unpopular decision made here by Heyman.
#1 Contenders 20 Man Battle Royal
The Undertaker, Triple H, Booker T, Chris Jericho, John Cena, Rene Dupree, Rey Mysterio, RVD, Matt Hardy, Val Venis, Kidman and London, The Dudleys, JBL, Steven Richards, Maven, Shannon Moore and The FBI
We are back on Smackdown and superstars already filling the ring with Rey Mysterio now in the ring. Val Venis, London and Kidman then came out. Chris Jericho then came down to the ring. Then John Cena came out followed by Triple H. The Undertaker was the final entrant. The winner receives a WWE Title shot at No Mercy against Eddie Guerrero.
The bell rings and here we go. Undertaker going right after JBL and Richards. Eliminated 1st are The FBI both eliminated by The Undertaker. Maven dropkicks The Undertaker and thinks he’s eliminated The Undertaker but Undertaker hangs on. Maven thinks he’s got another famous elimination on The Undertaker but Undertaker is right behind Maven. Maven turns around and Undertaker hit him with a chokeslam. Undertaker then throws Maven out. Chris Jericho throws out Shannon Moore. Steven Richards and JBL started double teaming The Undertaker. Undertaker fights them off and Richards comes charging in and Undertaker throws Richards out but immediately JBL clotheslines Undertaker over the top rope and JBL has a smile on his face but Undertaker lands right on his feet. Undertaker gets back on the apron and pulls JBL out to eliminate him. Undertaker brawls with JBL and Richards up the ramp. Undertaker started stalking JBL and Richards going right after them but they managed to escape and retreat to the back. Hardy tries eliminating Venis, Venis ducks a clothesline and throws Hardy out. Venis taunts Hardy. The Dudleys are fighting it out with Kidman and London and Val Venis, HHH with Rey Mysterio, Dupree and Booker T double team Cena, RVD battles with Jericho. Kidman, Val and London then eliminate The Dudleys and they have a huge smirk on their face. Welllllllll well it’s The Big Show. Suddenly The Big Show’s music hits and THE BIG SHOW MAKES HIS RETURN
and the crowd goes absolutely nuts. What a reaction for Big Show.
Val Venis is freaking out here as Big Show hits the ring and London and Kidman tried attacking him but Big Show throws Kidman out with ease. He then lifts London up and throws him over the top rope sending him right into Kidman. Val tried attacking him but Big Show delivers a headbutt to Val as Val rolled out of the ring. Big Show then started beating the hell out of everyone in the ring, so much carnage in the ring. Big Show hitting chokeslams and Val slides back in and jumps Big Show from behind. It has no effect on Big Show. Big Show hits a huge chokeslam on Val Venis. Lita is now on the stage and she’s enjoying what she sees, she is laughing up the ramp. Big Show returning was her big surprise. We haven’t seen Big Show since April and he’s come back to get his revenge on Val Venis. Big Show then throws Val over the top rope. This 7ft tall, 500lb angry giant has returned. A total wipeout by The Big Show. The crowd is going nuts for The Big Show. Big Show leaves the ring and goes right after Val, London and Kidman who back up the ramp. Big Show stalking them, they retreat to the back as Big Show chases right after them. Everyone is laid out in the ring as the cameras cut backstage and Val, Kidman and London are in the parking lot and manage to escape. Big Show does his taunt and he has made his presence felt tonight on Smackdown. No one is safe.
Back in the ring the action continued and everyone is hurt quite bad after the destruction caused by Big Show. Dupree throws RVD out, John Cena throws Booker T out. Cena then ducks a charge from Dupree and sends Dupree out. We are down now to the final 4, Jericho, Mysterio, Cena and HHH.
Cena and Rey team up and hit double team moves on Jericho and HHH. Cena went up on the top rope but HHH ran the ropes to crotch Cena on the ropes. Mysterio comes charging in at HHH but HHH sees him coming and counters by launching Mysterio into Cena and inadvertedly elimimating Cena. Jericho has a smile on his face and so does HHH. It doesn’t look good for Rey Mysterio as he gets double teamed by Mysterio and Jericho. Mysterio then comes back with an excellent counter by hitting a double wheel barrow bulldog on Jericho and HHH. Mysterio starts hammering away at Jericho and dropkicks him into the ropes, he then headscissors HHH into the ropes. Mysterio calls for the 619 and hits the 619 on HHH and Jericho. Mysterio drops the dime on HHH. Jericho tried throwing Rey out but Rey managed to hang on the apron. Rey hit a seated senton on Jericho but HHH hits Rey from behind with a clothesline. HHH and Jericho then fight it out. HHH went for a pedigree but Jericho countered into the walls of Jericho and Rey bounced off the ropes and hit a dropkick right in Jericho’s face.
Rey starts going on the attack on Jericho but Jericho knees Rey to the gut. He goes for a running powerbomb trying to throw Rey out but Rey countered the powerbomb into a headscissors to send Jericho flying over the top rope to eliminate him. Chris Jericho is out. We are down to HHH and Mysterio.
Jericho is throwing a tantrum outside and starts throwing the steel steps around. The ref trying to get Jericho out of there but he refuses to leave. Rey hits a baseball slide dropkick to knock Jericho down. HHH attacked Rey from behind and went to work on Rey. He went for a pedigree but Rey counters into a backdrop. Rey puts into the ropes again and calls for the 619. Wait a minute Jericho has a chair as Rey ran the ropes and Jericho clocked Rey with a chair. HHH then throws Rey over the top rope to win the battle royal.
HHH celebrated his victory. It will be Eddie Guerrero vs HHH for the first time ever at No Mercy for the WWE Title. What a huge match that is going to be. The game is finally getting another crack at the WWE Title. HHH then celebrated up the ramp. An irate Chris Jericho then locked in the walls of Jericho on Mysterio as officials pull Jericho off Mysterio. Jericho leaves the ring to huge heat as Smackdown goes off the air.
WWE No Mercy 2004
October 3, 2004
East Rutherford, New Jersey
WWE Title Match
Eddie Guerrero © vs Triple H
Cruiserweight Title Match: Shannon Moore © vs The Winner of the Cruiserweight Tournament