May 6, 2004
Michael Cole and Tazz begin the show and explain what happened on a Smackdown Live event this Sunday night. Footage is shown of a house show this past weekend in Eddie’s hometown El Paso Texas. Eddie Guerrero is in the ring talking about what Edge did to him and Rey. He promises that he will make Edge pay for what he did. Eddie then started to talk about his rise to the top and said his family are his biggest supporters. Eddie’s family are at ringside. He calls his wife Vickie and his daughters in the ring. Mother’s day is coming up so he wants to honour them for this special day. Eddie’s mother is shown in the front row. He’s about to call her in the ring but Kane shows up and gets in the ring so Eddie tells his mum not to come into the ring. Eddie tries to protect his family but Kane said he’s not out here to hurt them. Kane stares at Eddie’s kids and they are terrified. Kane tells Eddie that he once had a family but he was never given the life that Eddie had, Eddie had fun but he never had fun. His life was full of pain, full of darkness and shadows. What he sees in the ring right now is something that makes him burn inside. It makes him angry. The Undertaker has brainwashed his father Paul Bearer and even that makes him angry. Kane has no one by his side but soon he will have everything he desires. He will have a family and the WWE Title. Kane drops the mic and goes for a right hand on Eddie but Eddie blocks and gets a few right hands on Kane. Kane ends up laying Eddie out with a boot. Kane hits a chokeslam on Eddie. Kane tossed Eddie to the floor and is about to go after him but is stopped by Vickie Guerrero. She pleads with Kane not to hurt Eddie. Kane has a change of heart and has a big smirk on his face. Kane then starts to terrify Eddie’s family especially his kids and yells at them in their face and tells them that he’s a monster and kids are afraid of monsters. He screams at Vickie and asks her is she afraid of him, is she. He starts shouting at her and Vickie and her kids starts crying. Kane tells Vickie that he’s gonna hurt Eddie real bad. Kane goes outside the ring and delivers a tombstone on Eddie on the floor. Kane looks at Eddie’s mother and has a big smirk on his face. Kane does his signature taunt and leaves. After a few minutes Eddie is back on his feet and checks on his kids. He is livid after what Kane just did, he made Eddie’s kids cry. Eddie’s mother is now crying. Eddie promises to get revenge on Kane.
Eddie Guerrero calls out Kane
The Smackdown video package starts and Eddie Guerrero’s music hits as the WWE Champion makes his way down to ringside and he’s not out here in a low rider. Eddie said tonight he was going to come out and talk about what Edge did to him and Rey Mysterio last week but he has an even bigger problem and that’s Kane. Eddie said you don’t mess with his family man, and after what Kane did this past weekend, he’s in the mood to fight. His latino temper is boiling esse and he’s going to kick some ass tonight holmes. He wants Kane in the ring right now. Paul Heyman is out on the stage and informs Eddie that match is not going to happen tonight because Kane is already in a match against The Undertaker tonight in a casket match. However next week Eddie will get the opportunity to face Kane but he won’t be in charge next week so Eric Bischoff will decide which type of match they will compete in. As for tonight he will not let Eddie compete in the ring, he knows how Eddie’s latino temper is like. Instead he’s going to make Eddie the special guest referee for the casket match between The Undertaker and Kane.
If Eddie is not going to call the match down the middle then he’s going to have to strip Eddie of the WWE Title. However if he is provoked then he can retaliate back. Kane appeared on the screen and he’s in a dark room. He was laughing and told Eddie he really enjoyed what he did to Eddie’s family. He knows how to get inside the head of someone. By destroying Eddie’s lowrider was just a start. Then Eddie threw his mask away and that made him angry. Then this past weekend, he really enjoyed it when he made Eddie’s family cry. Tonight when he gets done with the Undertaker, next week he will destroy Eddie and at Judgment Day he will win the WWE Title. Eddie responds back and told Kane he made a big mistake to mess with his family and tonight he hoped that Kane provoked him so he can kick his ass tonight. He has a lot of respect for Kane’s brother The Undertaker but he does not respect Kane. He is not afraid of The Undertaker or Kane either. Kane may be evil, yes he may be demented but that his fury won't help him come Judgment Day. Eddie says it does not matter which brother he pins, at the end of the match he will still be WWE Champion. Kane laughs and told Eddie that he had his day in his hometown in El Paso this past weekend but tonight is Kane’s night. Tonight will be the day of reckoning for Smackdown.
Paul Heyman is in the back with Dawn Marie. Dawn said she’s looking forward to her match tonight and now that she’s managing London and Kidman, she also wants to take Val Venis to the top. Paul said it’s a great idea but Val may not agree to it because he is not the ladies man anymore. Dawn said she will make it work, she has her ways. Paul then talks about how different Smackdown will be next week when Eric Bischoff takes charge. This coming Monday on Raw he aims to deliver the best Raw show of the year and promised to make it better than what Bischoff did this year. He sends a message to the Raw stars he will be in charge of next week. He may have been disrespected on Smackdown, he may have been threatened, assaulted but that was the past. This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated on Raw. He’s going into another show and he’s not going to let others throw their weight around on him. On Raw he demands respect and he’s going to get it. He heard what Chris Benoit had to say about him and he’s looking forward to seeing him on Raw. Heyman announces his first Raw match for this coming Monday. A match which Bischoff turned down but now that he’s in charge he’s going to make it. The main event for this coming Monday will be CHRIS JERICHO vs CHRISTIAN in the first ever BARBED WIRE STEEL CAGE MATCH.
John Cena runs into Kane in the back. John Cena thinks what Kane did to Eddie's family was out of line. Cena hoped that Kane gets what he deserves and that's an ass kicking by Eddie Guerrero. Kane had a big smirk on his face and told Cena that tonight everyone on Smackdown will find out how powerful Kane is. Tonight he will change the landscape of Smackdown. Cena then cut a rap promo on Kane by mocking him, he thinks Kane is a weak monster who's not only ugly, he has no qualities to become WWE Champion. Just like Val's a thing of the past as he's never won a singles title since 2000, Kane's also a thing of the past as he's never been heavyweight champion since 1998. Tonight The Undertaker is going to tear Kane apart. Cena laughs and walks off and Kane just looks at him in anger.
Rhyno and Tajiri vs Matt Hardy and Johnny Nitro
Tajiri starts off against Hardy as they trade holds at the start. Hardy gets the early advantage and tags in Nitro. Nitro gets a dropkick on Tajiri and follows up with a clothesline, Tajiri ducks and connects with a roundhouse kick on Nitro. Tajiri then takes control with a few armdrags, kicks and a high cross body. Rhyno is tagged in and delivers a powerslam to Nitro. He goes for a cover but Hardy breaks up the count. Mid-way into the match, the heels are back in control as Hardy delivers a swinging neckbreaker on Tajiri. He goes to the top for a legdrop and Tajiri moves out the way and makes the hot tag to Rhyno. Rhyno cleans house and clothesline Hardy. Nitro runs in and Rhyno delivers a shoulderblock. Tajiri is in and sends Nitro over to the floor with a buzzsaw kick. Hardy ducks a clothesline from Rhyno but Tajiri kicks Hardy in the face and Rhyno hits the gore on Hardy. Rhyno scores the 3 count for the win. Rhyno and Tajiri picks up the win and celebrate in the ring, they look at Hardy and Nitro and start taunting them. Rhyno and Tajiri get up on the top turnbuckles and raise their arm in the air.
Winners: Rhyno and Tajiri
In the back are The Undertaker and Paul Bearer. Paul Bearer warned Eddie Guerrero if he does not call the match down the middle then The Undertaker will deal with him tonight. If Eddie Guerrero even thinks about stealing his urn then he will suffer the consequences. Taker then says tonight Kane you will rest in peace.
RVD vs Val Venis
RVD comes out first followed by Val. The bell rings and Booker T’s music hits as he comes down to do commentary. This has now become a distraction for RVD who’s staring at Booker. Booker looks at him and tells him he’s come here to not get involved, he’s doing commentary. Val wastes no time by jumping RVD from behind. Val gets a scoop slam on RVD and starts to get the early advantage. Tazz and Cole spend more time talking with Booker rather than focusing on the match. Cole asks why Booker is here and Booker says he’s here to observe his competition and that’s RVD who he’s going to beat at Judgment Day. Cole asks Booker why is he so sure and confident that he can beat RVD. Tazz tries to suck up to Booker and says simple Cole because Booker T is better. He believes that Booker carried the team. Cole stirs things up and said RVD was a great guy to turn on and he believes that RVD is better than Booker T. He’s already pinned Booker twice in tag team matches. The first time was in the lethal lottery tournament and the second time was last week. Booker gets angry and tells Cole he’s gonna drop RVD like a bad habit, he's gonna put him in his place at Judgment Day. All he's doing right now is observing my opponent.
RVD ducks a clothesline from Val and comes back with a spinning heel kick to the jaw of Val. RVD delivers some stiff kicks to Val and gives Val a big back body drop. RVD clotheslines Val to the floor. He looks at Booker and RVD does his signature taunt. RVD whips Val to the corner and delivers a spinning heel kick to Val in the corner and Val drops down to the mat. RVD follows up with the rolling thunder and gets a near fall. Cole asks Booker what if that happens to him at Judgment Day. Book says that simply isn’t gonna happen. He’s got better moves than Rob Van Dam. Booker T is the master of the spinaroonie. Book gets angry again with Cole and tells him that he asks a lot of stupid questions. Next month Cole should see where Booker T will be and where RVD will be and then we will see who’s progressed the most out of the two. Booker T is the number one star of Smackdown, he’s better than Van Dam and once he’s done beating RVD, he’s coming for the WWE Title. It doesn’t matter to him who the champion will be after Judgment Day, Booker T’s gonna beat him.
Val reverses a whip from RVD and catches him in a kneelift. Val goes for a sleeper and Booker T starts laughing at RVD. Fans start an RVD chant and RVD gets up to his feet and elbows out of it and clotheslines Val. RVD executes a standing moonsault but Val gets his knees up. Val then takes control again and delivers a suplex on RVD. He now goes for another one but this time hits a fisherman suplex and gets a near fall. John Cena comes down the ramp with a mic in his hand cutting a rap promo on Val as Val hits the Russian leg sweep. Cena calls Val is a thing of the past and at Judgment Day he is going to prove it when he hands Val his ass and retains his title. Val gets distracted and looks at Cena. Cena taunts Val and holds his belt up in the air and said you want some, come get some. He does his you can’t see me taunt. That’s enough for the distraction as Val turns around and RVD nails him with a spinning crescent kick. Booker T is like oh come on man, Val had the match won clearly. RVD goes up to the top rope and hits the 5 star frog splash. He goes for the cover and pins Val for the 3 count. Cena does his signature taunt and leaves. Val is furious and rolls out the ring and leaves. RVD starts celebrating in the ring.
Booker T gets a mic and said congratulations RVD, again you win but it was a fluke. Booker said last week was nothing but a fluke. RVD’s been lucky to get those wins over him but that was in tag team competition, but when they go one on one, he’s going to show you that he’s have always been better than RVD. He makes fun of RVD’s accomplishments and lets him know that RVD has never held a heavyweight title in his career while Booker has. Booker brags about his accomplishments. He was the most decorated star in WCW. He’s been a 5 time 5 time 5 time WCW champion sucka. He was even bigger than RVD in the alliance and the bigger stars of their tag team. What makes RVD think that he’s in Booker T’s league. RVD is handed a mic. RVD says after what Booker did to him, he’s going to make sure that the jokes on Booker when Booker is the one leaving on crutches. RVD says Booker is jealous of him and that is the real reason why Booker turned on him. Booker’s former partners may not have been successful as Booker but that all changes at Judgment Day when he beats Booker T. Booker T has yet to beat him. RVD claims that he did not hold Booker down, Booker wanted to hog the spotlight but it was all about team work and Booker didn’t want to be a team player. Now that they’re not a team anymore RVD promises to become a bigger star than Booker T. RVD said Booker T’s being running his mouth and complaining about not getting opportunities, well to get his opportunity he has to go through RVD but that’s not going to happen and Booker’s going to have to wait a little longer. RVD goes outside the ring near the announce table. He said he will prove to Booker that he was the better half of their tag team and that Booker T made a big mistake by turning on him. Booker responds back and says at Judgment Day he's not just going to beat RVD, he's going to destroy him, now can you dig that suckaaaaaaaaa. Booker grabs Tazz’s water bottle and throws water on RVD. RVD and Booker come to blows. Booker kneed RVD in the gut and ends up ramming RVD’s head into the ring post. Booker places RVD on the table and lifts him up. Booker T then gave RVD a Book end through the table.
Booker gets booed heavily and Booker does a spinaroonie on the floor and leaves.
Footage is shown of Mr McMahon’s huge Raw announcement this past Monday. Next week Eric Bischoff will be in charge of Smackdown and it will be Smackdown roulette for the first time. Tazz and Cole say it will certainly be a historic episode of Smackdown next week. After what we just saw with RVD and Booker T and we’ve also got a lot more to come from this show, how will Eric Bischoff cope on Smackdown next week?
JBL is standing by with Josh Matthews. JBL is pretty confident that he can beat two men tonight. After he’s done beating Spike Dudley and Scotty 2 Hotty then Chavo Classic is next on his list and he will beat the hell out of him next week. Then it’s JBL vs The World, JBL guaranteed victory. JBL suddenly starts running down Rey Mysterio. He talks about how Rey should also be involved in this International Gaunlet match because JBL believes Rey is still a cruiserweight. He hasn't paid his dues to be above that level. He calls him the biggest lowlife immigrant on the Smackdown roster. Guys like Rey Mysterio should be still in school, he should get an education and not be in the ring. He has no business being out there. JBL says once he's done with these international cruiserweights at Judgment Day, he's going to send Rey Mysterio back to the cruiserweight division. Infact he will go even better, he will send him back to Mexico. JBL laughs and leaves.
Rey Mysterio calls out Edge
Rey Mysterio’s music hits as he comes down to the ring to a great ovation. A mic is handed to Rey Mysterio. Mysterio just heard what JBL had to say and if he has a problem with foreigners in the WWE then he should come and say it to his face and not behind his back. Rey believes he is more than worthy to hang with the big guys in the WWE. Rey hoped JBL gets embarrassed at Judgment Day by the International Cruiserweights. Rey then talks about last week. This whole week has been terrible for him because one of his best friends stabbed him in the back. After everything he did for him, visiting him more than anyone in the hospital, this is what he gets in return? He would have never thought that Edge would attack him and Eddie like that in the fashion he did. After what Edge did to him, it just shows Edge's true colors to Rey. He is not the Edge he used to know and that Rey considered Edge to be a friend. After what Edge did last week, he put an end to their friendship. Now Rey considers Edge to be his enemy and that he will beat the bitterness out of Edge. Edge just made this personal. He calls Edge a coward and that he waited all this time to turn on him when he should have done it a long time ago. Edge may have put Kurt Angle and Rikishi out but he’s not going to put Rey Mysterio out. He will teach Edge a lesson he will never forget. He’s going to make sure that Edge’s first ppv match since being back from injury ends in a painful defeat. Rey states that he’s going to be representing the Kurt Angles, The Rikishis and all these fans here. Rey wants a falls count anywhere match at Judgment Day. It doesn’t matter if the fight goes to the parking lot, in the crowd or in the ring, he’s going to beat Edge. Size does not matter here. He wants Edge to be a man and come out right now. Edge’s music hits and he’s not here. Rey said just like i thought, Edge doesn’t have the guts to show up.
Edge suddenly appears on the screen. He has a big smile on his face and gets booed heavily by the fans. Edge says how you doing Rey? After last week, a few fans came up to him and asked why Edge why? Why did you turn on one of your best friends Rey Mysterio. What has come into you Edge. Edge explained his actions and he had it up to there with Rey and last week he snapped. He was telling Rey for weeks not to get involved in his business but as Rey was his friend he decided to let it go. Last week Rey decided where his friendship lies when he made a decision, he made a choice and he choose Eddie Guerrero over him. That match marked the return of Edge and Rey Mysterio as a tag team, they held the tag team titles on one occasion. That match was going to end the problems between them but Rey became selfish. They had the match won, they had the advantage when Eddie was left in the ring alone. Rey didn’t want to capitalise on it. Instead of focusing on the match he was more concerned with Eddie. He let Rey off again when Rey hit him by accident. What made him snap was when he took the chair off him because that was when Rey made his decision. By pinning Eddie Guerrero he would have made a statement but Rey again came in the way. He was going to nail Eddie with a chair but Rey stopped him. Edge said he is proud of what he did, Rey Mysterio isn’t his friend. He is Eddie Guerrero’s friend, infact Rey just used Edge. Edge points out that now he has no weakness, he’s come back from injury and he has no friends. Now he can focus on becoming the number 1 guy on Smackdown. At Judgment Day he is going to make an example out of Rey. He won’t just beat him, he will put him on the shelf and that will teach Rey to never interfere in his business ever again. Screen goes blank. Mysterio then said at Judgment Day fans will be chanting 619, 619, 619. Mysterio’s music hits as he goes to salute his fans in the crowd. He signs some autographs for some fans in Mysterio masks. Suddenly a Mysterio fan in a Mysterio mask rams Rey’s head into the guardrail. He jumps over and takes his mask off and it’s revealed to be EDGE. What the hell. Edge starts assaulting Rey.
He takes him out with a sick big boot with Rey falling flat on the ground with the back of Rey's head hitting the rampway really hard. Edge is still beating the hell out of Rey and then security runs down and have to pull Edge off off Mysterio and take him to the back. Edge raises his arms in the air and gets booed heavily.
Dawn Marie is in the back with Val Venis. Val is frustrated and Dawn wants to manage Val by guiding him to the US Title. Val lets Dawn know that he’s not the ladies man anymore. On Raw, women started rejecting him and this is one of the main reasons why he didn’t get a chance to shine on Raw. Ever since coming to Smackdown, he’s been on a roll. Cena just stuck his nose in his business earlier on and he’s going to get him back. Dawn says if Val decides to stick with her then he will be champion soon. She knows Val isn’t the ladies man anymore but he shouldn’t think like that. Dawn is very different to other women, she knows how to get the very best out of men. She likes Val’s new attitude. She thinks Val is more of a man than Cena. She tries to seduce the big valbowski and Val gives in. Looks like we have a deal.
2 on 1 Handicap Match: Spike Dudley & Scotty 2 Hotty vs JBL
JBL starts off with Spike. JBL starts throwing Spike around in the ring. Spike tags Scotty who has better luck than Spike. Scotty gets a dropkick on JBL, he goes for a whip and knocks JBL down with a back elbow. Scotty goes for a whip again but JBL boots Scotty in the face. JBL misses a charge and Scotty tags Spike. Chavo, his father, Nunzio, Akio and Funaki are shown watching the match on the monitor. Spike and Scotty make quick tags which gives them an advantage. Scotty is in and goes for the worm and JBL kicks out at 2. Spike is back in and goes for the Dudley Dog but JBL counters and throws him to the mat. JBL sets up for the clothesline from hell but first knocks Scotty off the apron and delivers a vicious clothesline from hell on Spike. He pins Spike for the 3 count to win the match. JBL wins this but at Judgment Day he will be facing 4 men in a gauntlet match and that won’t be an easy challenge.
A vignette is aired of the mysterious person we’ve been seeing over the past couple of weeks. He states that the day of reckoning will soon be upon us. He will make peoples lives a living hell and they will fear him. They will pay for their actions. It ends with coming soon to Smackdown
The Hurricane, Shannon Moore and Torrie Wilson vs Paul London, Billy Kidman and Dawn Marie
Cole and Tazz mention for the first time that over the past couple of weeks they’ve seen promos of this mysterious guy. They have no idea who he is, what he wants and why he wants to punish people. Whenever he shows up on Smackdown, we will find out what he means by the day of reckoning. London, Kidman and Dawn come out first, The tag champs and Torrie are out next The bell rings. The girls all brawl to start, and the guys separate them. Now Helms is in with London, they shove each other and trade holds. Helms gets the early advantage by hitting a dropkick, clothesline and a crossbody for a near fall. London comes back with a dropkick of his own, he follows up with a spinning heel kick. He tags in Kidman and London and Kidman double team Helms. Kidman takes Helms down with a facebuster and gets a two only. Mid-way into the match Torrie is tagged in and Kidman is in but men are not allowed to be there in the ring at the same time so he tags in Dawn. We get a cat fight again, Torrie gets a takedown on Dawn. A backslide gets a 2. Torrie does a handspring elbow into the corner and takes Dawn down with a bulldog. Dawn comes back and starts kicking away at Torrie. Now Moore and London are in. Moore delivers a moonsault off the top rope and Kidman breaks it up. Now Helms is in and he hits the eye of the Hurricane on Kidman but London breaks it up. Now the divas are tagged back in. Dawn ducks a clothesline from Torrie. She gets a roll up on Torrie by holding onto her tights for extra leverage and pins her for the 3 count.
Winners: Paul London, Billy Kidman and Dawn Marie
Paul Heyman is on the phone arguing with Eric Bischoff. Eric said he refused Jericho a match with Christian so Paul can’t do that. Paul said he’s in charge so he can, if he can do this then Eric should tune in to Raw next week and see what else Paul Heyman is capable of. He's not going to let Bischoff's stars bully him around. So far on Smackdown, almost all the stars have been out of control, now lets see if Bischoff is able to control them. He hopes that the abuse he took from the stars, Eric also ends up receiving some from the Smackdown stars next week. Paul hangs up on Eric.
Eddie Guerrero is shown wearing a referee shirt, Eddie walks down as we get ready for our main event which is NEXT.
Special Guest Referee: Eddie Guerrero
The Undertaker vs Kane
Eddie Guerrero’s music hits as he makes his way down to the ring. Eddie has to call this match down the middle otherwise he will be stripped of the title. If he is provoked by The Undertaker or Kane then he is allowed to retaliate back. Kane comes down next and we already have a staredown in the ring between Eddie and Kane. They talk trash and Eddie points at Kane and informs him that he’s the referee tonight. He starts to taunt Kane and wants Kane to provoke him and Kane just laughs. He makes crying gestures trying to remind Eddie what he did to his family. Eddie holds onto the ropes to control his temper. The lights go out as The Undertaker’s music hits. The phenom makes his way down to the ring with his manager Paul Bearer. Taker looks at Kane and then turns his attention to the referee Eddie Guerrero and immediately Kane attacks Taker. Eddie rings the bell. Pinfalls and submissions do not count in this match and it is no disqualification. Kane gets a few right hands on Taker which Taker no sells and gets a few right hands of his own. Taker starts hammering away at Kane in the corner and sends him into the corner. He goes for a charge but runs into a boot. Kane delivers a neckbreaker and starts choking Taker. Taker grabs Kane by the throat and gets back up on his feet and attempts a chokeslam but Kane elbows out of it. Kane sends Taker to the floor. They fight outside. Taker reverses a whip and sends Kane into the ring post. Taker rolls Kane in but places him near the ropes as his head sticks out the ring. Taker goes to the apron and drops a big legdrop on the throat of Kane. Taker dominates at the start but Kane comes back as he knocks Taker out with a boot. Kane delivers a sidewalk slam. For some strange reason he goes for a cover but Eddie lets him know that pinfalls don’t count in this. He goes to the top and delivers a big clothesline on Taker. He wants the casket lid open so Eddie goes outside the ring and opens the lid. Kane tries to roll Taker in the casket but Taker gets up immediately and starts fighting with Kane on the apron. Taker backdrops Kane inside the casket. Taker tries to close the lid but Kane manages to escape.
Midway into the match Kane is back on the offense. He delivers a chokeslam Eddie is now outside and opens the casket. Kane tries to get Taker in there, he’s near the casket and he’s in but the lid has to be shut. You gotta go in and the lids gotta shut. Taker fights back as Kane tried to shut the lid. Back in the ring Kane delivers a big clothesline and Taker sits up and goes after Kane. Taker walks the ropes and goes old school and delivers a clothesline. He follows up with another big clothesline. He wants the lid open as Eddie opens it. He tries to roll Kane in but again Kane manages to escape. Taker clotheslines Kane into the casket but the lid is closed and Kane land on top. They brawl outside and Kane sends Taker into the steel steps. Kane gets a chair and nails Taker across the back. Kane attempts to put Taker in the casket aghain, he slams the lid but no Taker’s hand pops out. He didn’t get it, it’s not shut. Taker got his arm up and Eddie is continuing this match. Kane tries to get on top of the casket but Taker powers up and steps out the casket and goes after Kane. Taker goes for a flying clothesline and Kane moves out the way and Taker gets Eddie instead. Eddie is knocked down. Taker turns around and gets tombstoned by Kane. All Kane’s gotta do is get Taker in that casket and close the lid. Kane grabs Eddie and puts him in the corner trying to revive him. Taker sits up and goes after Kane. Undertaker hits a chokeslam on Kane.
Taker then hits a tombstone. He prepares to roll Kane in the casket. Taker’s standing on the apron as he’s about to slam the lid shut but suddenly from behind Paul Bearer levels Taker with the urn. What the hell.
The lid is still open with Kane inside. Taker no sells and turns his attention to Paul. He starts stalking him by going after him. Taker does his cut throat taunt to Paul and grabs Paul by the throat.. Kane sits up and gets out the casket. He saves Paul Bearer and sends Taker shoulder first into the ring post. Eddie Guerrero is back up and knocks Paul Bearer out the ring with a right hand. Kane is furious because Eddie just put his hands on Kane’s father. Kane makes the first move by striking Eddie and now Eddie’s latino temper is starting to boil and Eddie and Kane come to blows. Kane hit him first so Eddie is allowed to fight back. Paul Bearer is back up and hits Eddie across the back of the head with the urn. Undertaker again is back up and tries to deal with Bearer and Kane. Bearer gets out the ring as Taker gets the snake eyes on Kane, and follows up with a big boot and then a leg drop. Undertaker finally hits the tombstone on Kane near the ropes. Eddie is still out cold so Taker is going to have to open the lid himself. Taker prepares to roll Kane into the casket but when he opens the lid, someone pops out and starts to attack The Undertaker.
Michael Cole: “What the hell, who the hell is this. How did he get in there whoever this guy is.” Tazz: “I think i know who this guy is, this has got to be the guy who’s mysterious vignettes we’ve been seen over the past couple of weeks. Remember Cole, in the promos he did say the day of reckoning is upon us and so did Kane earlier on.
Taker tries fighting back but now Kane is back up and these two monsters start assaulting The Undertaker. Eddie Guerrero is now back up on his feet as he tries to make the save for Taker but Kane and that mysterious guy are too much for Eddie. Paul Bearer gives the urn to Kane as Kane whacks Eddie with the urn and Eddie laying in the ring motionless. Taker is down and Kane and that mysterious guy bring Taker to the apron and double chokeslam him into the casket. Kane slams the lid shut and he’s won the match. Paul Bearer locks the casket. Kane, Paul Bearer and that mysterious guy are celebrating in the ring. They stand near the ramp and Paul Bearer yells, you are not the most powerful entity in the WWE anymore Undertaker, Bearer then starts laughing as they leave.
Cole: “I just don’t understand why Paul Bearer did this. We saw the casket several times and nobody was in it. I just don’t understand how this guy, whoever he is got in there. What sort of connection does he have with Paul Bearer and Kane? Who can stop these guys. Next week Eddie Guerrero takes on Kane, i just can’t see Latino Heat getting past the big red monster Kane.”
Eddie stumbles back up to his feet and somehow opens the casket. Smoke comes out the casket and as Eddie opens the casket. The Undertaker isn’t inside it. Eddie is shocked. The Undertaker has suddenly disappeared. Smackdown ends with Undertaker’s music playing and The Phenom has disappeared.
Next week Paul Heyman takes over Raw and Eric Bischoff is in charge of Smackdown as he will present Smackdown Roulette
WWE Judgment Day
May 16, 2004
WWE Title Triple Threat Match
Eddie Guerrero (c) vs Kane vs The Undertaker
Booker T vs RVD
Falls Count Anywhere
Edge vs Rey Mysterio
US Title Match
John Cena (c) vs Val Venis
Tag Team Title Ladder Match
The Hurricane and Shannon Moore (c) vs Billy Kidman and Paul London
Matt Hardy vs Rhyno
Cruiserweight Title Match
Tajiri (c) vs Johnny Nitro
JBL vs The World – 4 on 1 International Gaunlet Challenge(Mexico, Italy and Japan)
JBL vs Chavo Guerrero Jr, Nunzio, Akio and Funaki