Sunday Night Heat Recap
Michael Cole and Tazz welcome us to Sunday Night Heat. Judgment Day will kick off in an hour. They mention that Mordecai will be making his in ring debut on Sunday Night Heat.
Backstage segments are shown as a lot of stars cut promos for their matches tonight at Judgment Day. Booker T, RVD, Matt Hardy, Johnny Nitro, JBL, Val Venis, The Hurricane and Shannon Moore, Kidman and London all cut promos for their matches tonight.
Tazz and Cole hype up some of the big matches taking place on the show such as the main event, RVD vs Booker T, Edge vs Rey Mysterio.
Sunday Night Heat Match
Mordecai vs Spike Dudley
Spike Dudley comes out first. Mordecai makes his in ring debut as he comes down to the ring with his uncle Paul Bearer. Spike was attacked by Mordecai on Smackdown and he’s got a big challenge to overcome tonight. Spike looks concerned. This guy Mordecai is very strange, he’s the cousin of Kane and now that he’s by Kane’s side, who can stop them. Mordecai stares at Spike as the bell rings. Spike goes to the ropes and tries to knock Mordecai down but he can’t. He tries again and Mordecai grabs Spike by the throat and throws him down. He starts choking Spike out and breaks it up. He pounds away on Spike and levels him with a clothesline, following by a knee to the skull. Powerslam by Mordecai. He is just too strong. Spike tries battling back with some rights. He attempts the Dudley dog but Mordecai throws him off. Chokeslam by Mordecai. He looks at Paul Bearer who raises the urn and gives Mordecai the signal to finish Spike off. He lifts Spike up and drops him with a crucifix powerbomb and pins him for the 3 count. Who can stop this guy? This match lasted 2 minutes and it was a total squash. Michael Cole mentioned that Judgment Day gets underway in just over a few minutes on ppv from here in the Staples Center.
Match Result: Mordecai defeated Spike Dudley
WWE Judgment Day
May 16, 2004
Staples Center, Los Angeles California
Judgment Day opened with a video package highlighting the main feuds for tonight’s matches. Eddie Guerrero, Kane, The Undertaker, Rey Mysterio, Edge, RVD and Booker T were all featured in the video package. Judgment Day is upon us.
Michael Cole and Tazz welcome us to the show. Michael Cole goes over the matches we will be seeing tonight and now we are underway with our first match.
US Title Match
John Cena (c) vs Val Venis
John Cena’s music hits as the United States Champion makes his way down to ringside for our opening contest. Cena gets a big ovation from the fans here in Los Angeles. Ever since Cena defeated the Big Show at WrestleMania to become the champion, he’s been a fighting champion. John Cena is handed a mic and kicks off Judgment Day with an opening rap. He wants the Los Angeles fans to make some noise. THE CHAMP IS HERE!!!
Cena says since coming to Smackdown Val’s been complaining about being held back. He can’t even nail Dawn in the sack. Val’s not even in his league, Cena calls Dawn Marie the biggest slut there is and that everyone has had a turn with her. If Dawn wants a real man, you have to look no further than a thug while Val you are just another dude who will come up short of being a bug at Judgment Day. Cena then insults Val's manhood by saying how Val has no balls. After tonight he will still have this title around his waist, what will Val have, absolutely nothing but an STD from Dawn Marie.
Cena gets interrupted as Val’s music hits as the challenger makes his way down to the ring with his manager Dawn Marie. Val believes that a guy like Cena is not fit to represent Smackdown as the United States Champion. Val claims that he’s going to bring back prestige to the United States Title. Val and Cena have a staredown. The bell rings and they lock up in the center of the ring. Val takes Cena into the corner and gets a few right hands, Cena gets some of his own. Cena whips Val to the ropes and takes him down with a shoulder tackle. Cena does his you can’t see me taunt. Collar and elbow tie up, goes into chain wrestling with Cena coming out on top. Val comes back with a knee to the gut and gets some right hands on Cena. He whips Cena to the ropes and takes him down with a back elbow. Val delivers a suplex and goes for a cover and Cena kicks out at two. Val delivers some knee shots in the corner to Cena and goes for a charge but Cena moves out the way. Cena rolls Val up for a 2. Now Cena’s hammering away on Val. Cena makes a mistake by turning around for one second to see Dawn on the apron. She’s trying to distract Cena which allows Val from behind to pin him 1, 2, Cena barely kicks out. Then they are really taking it to each other until Val rakes the eyes of Cena. DDT by Val and Cena kicks out at 2. Val goes up to the top rope to deliver the Money Shot. Cena gets up and Val jumps off the top rope to try a Cross-Body on Cena. Cena catches Val in mid-air and counters the Cross-Body attempt into a Powerslam to pin Val 1..2..2 1/2, Val just got the shoulder up. Val reverses a whip and throws Cena to the floor. Val gets the ref’s attention and with the ref’s back turned, Dawn Marie starts kicking away at Cena. Val goes outside and rams Cena’s shoulder into the post and then rolls Cena back in. Val whips Cena hard into the corner and then delivers a big backdrop. He goes for a cover and Cena kicks out at two. Val delivers a full nelson slam and gets a near fall.
Val then delivers an elbow drop and gets a sleeper hold on Cena. The fans get behind Cena who gets up on his feet and gets out of the hold and delivers a back suplex on Venis. Both men are down. Cena is up on his feet first and takes Val down with a shoulder block. Cena connects with the throwback and gets a cover and Val is able to kick out at 2. Cena starts delivering some right hands to Val in the corner. Cena delivers a spin-out powerbomb. He goes for a cover and Val kicks out at 2. Dawn Marie gets on the apron and distracts Cena. She tries to seduce him but Cena plants a kiss on her and Dawn freaks out. Val nails Cena from behind and rolls him up for a 2. Val drops Cena with a bulldog and gets a 2. He starts delivering some mounted punches to Cena in the corner until the ref starts counting and Val breaks it up at 3. Val argues with the ref and Dawn starts choking Cena out near the ropes. The ref turns around as Dawn lets go. Val delivers a bridging cradle suplex and Cena kicks out at 2. Val tries to ram Cena’s head into the turnbuckle but Cena puts the break on and rams Val’s head into the buckle 3 times. The doctor of thuganomics delivers a twisting belly to belly suplex on Val and goes for a cover and Val kicks out at 2. Cena sends Val to the ropes and both men take each other out with a clothesline and both men are down. Cena is first to get up, Val ducks a punch and hits a fisherman suplex on Cena. Cena ducks a punch and punches Val who falls into the corner. Cena goes for a charge but runs into an elbow and inadvertedly goes into the referee. Cena goes for a whip, Val reverses and Dawn trips Cena up. Cena is furious and starts chasing Dawn outside the ring. She gets inside and hides behind the referee and Val knocks Cena down with a clothesline. Dawn gets back outside the ring. Val goes for a suplex, Cena slips out and rolls Val up for a near fall. Cena scores with a swinging neckbreaker. Cena goes to the top and Val is trying to get back up to his feet and Cena drops a guillotine legdrop
at the back of Val’s neck. He goes for a cover and gets 2 ˝.
Cena goes for an FU again and Val slips out and counters with a DDT and gets 2. Cena ducks a clothesline and goes to the ropes and delivers the throwback. Here we go five knuckle shuffle time.
Cena goes to do his signature taunt "You Can't See Me" and he pumps his shoes and bounces off the ropes to deliver a Five-Knuckle Shuffle to Val Venis to pin him 1...2...2 1/2, Val again kicks out. Then Dawn gets up on the apron to obstruct the referee's view of things which allows Val Venis to get Cena's steel chain.
He wraps it around his hand to hit Cena in the head with it. Dawn did the “You Can’t See Me” hand signal as a message to Cena. Val goes to pin Cena 1..2.and Cena gets his foot on the ropes. Val can't believe it and neither can Dawn Marie. Val begins to work on the legs of Cena. He locks in the Venis flytrap which is a reverse figure four leg lock. Cena then is trying to fight through the pain. He is trying to get to the ropes and he almost gets there only for Dawn to pull the ropes away. The ref sees what Dawn just did and he ejects her from ringside
which forces Val to break the hold. Val is then getting upset trying to talk to the referee to bring her back but the ref is having none of it. She’s been here the whole match by getting away with a lot without the ref noticing by distracting Cena but now the referee has caught her out. She has to leave. Dawn leaves. Val turns around and Cena goes to pick him up to deliver the F-U but Val slides off and counters it into a neckbreaker. Val goes to the top rope to try to deliver the Money Shot. He does his old signature taunt and he’s wasting time now. Val jumps and almost hit it but Cena barely rolled out of the way with Val eating canvas entirely. Cena goes to pick up Val to deliver another F-U
but this time it connects. Cena goes to pin him 1, 2, 3. Cena pins Val for the 3 count to retain his United States Championship. What a battle. Cena is still the U.S. Champion. He retains his belt in a really hard fought match-up which could have gone either way. Cena goes in the crowd and celebrates his win with the fans.
Match Result: John Cena defeated Val Venis to retain the United States Title.
Match Time: 10:05
Paul Heyman is in the back in his office and lets everyone know that it feels good to be back. He enjoyed his time on Raw as the GM for one week but now he’s back on the number 1 brand Smackdown. He enjoyed what happened to Eric Bischoff, Bischoff was running his mouth about controlling the Smackdown roster. He got what he deserved at the end. Dawn Marie storms into Paul’s office and she’s complaining about the referee ejecting her from ringside. Paul tells her to calm down and allows her to be at ringside for the ladder match.
JBL vs The World
It’s now time for the International Gaunlet match. JBL will be taking on 4 International cruiserweights in a gauntlet match. JBL’s music hits as he comes down to the ring. Bradshaw seems very confident but he shouldn’t underestimate the cruiserweights. A few weeks ago JBL almost got his hands on the cruiserweight title and promised to sell it but the decision was reversed by the referee. Then JBL got involved in a match involving many cruiserweights and now he’s up against 4 cruiserweights in a gauntlet match. Funaki’s music hits as he is up first. JBL has a big smile on his face. How embarrassing would it be for JBL to lose this match. The bell rings as Funaki and JBL lock up. JBL shoves Funaki down and JBL has a big smirk on his face. JBL takes him into the corner and pounds away at him. He gets a delayed vertical suplex on Funaki. He goes for a whip and Funaki knocks JBL down with a dropkick. Funaki rolls JBL up and gets a 2. Funaki whips JBL to the ropes, he goes for a clothesline, JBL ducks and goes to the ropes and hits a clothesline from hell. 1..2...3. Funaki is out.
It took JBL a minute to get rid of Funaki. Now Akio comes down and goes right to the top rope and gets a crossbody on JBL. He goes for a cover and JBL kicks out at 2. JBL reverses a whip and nails Akio with a bit boot. He goes for a powerbomb, Akio slips out and rolls JBL up and gets a 2. Spinning heel kick by Akio and JBL kicks out at 2. He goes to the top and goes for a moonsault and JBL moves out the way. JBL picks Akio up and plants him with a powerbomb. He pins Akio for the 3 and Akio is eliminated.
Akio lasted a few seconds more than Funaki. 2 down 2 to go for JBL. Now Nunzio is in. He takes his time to get down the ring. He locks up with JBL and JBL shoves him down. Nunzio gets up and starts delivering some right hands. He goes for a springboard crossbody but JBL catches him and drops him with the last call fallaway slam. A cover by JBL and Nunzio kicks out at 2 ˝. JBL picks Nunzio up and drops him with a powerbomb. He goes for a cover but decides to break it up at 2. He had the match won and he really thinks it’s an easy challenge.
JBL mauls Nunzio in the corner. He whips Nunzio to the other corner and goes for a charge and runs into a boot. Nunzio goes to the top and hits the Sicilian slice. He goes for a cover and JBL kicks out at 2 ˝. He almost had it. JBL really underestimated Nunzio and he may have made a huge mistake. Nunzio goes to the top again for a crossbody but Bradshaw moves out the way. Nunzio staggers back to his feet and JBL knocks his head almost off with a devastating clothesline from hell. He pins Nunzio for the 3 count and Nunzio is eliminated.
He’s posing in the ring. He has his back turned but wait a minute Chavo is on the top rope and hits a missile dropkick on JBL. Chavo is getting retribution for his dad Chavo Classic . He was fired because JBL beat him in a you’re fired match. Chavo is really taking it to JBL here as Chavo is fresh. He dropkicks JBL to the floor. Chavo goes to the top rope and takes JBL down with a flying bodypress. Chavo’s on a roll. He rolls JBL back in. Chavo whips JBL to the corner, he runs into a back elbow by JBL. JBL delivers a swinging neckbreaker for a 2. JBL starts chopping away at Chavo in the corner. JBL delivers a suplex on Chavo and Chavo kicks out at 2. JBL whips Chavo to the ropes, Chavo gets a baseball slide and takes JBL down with a headscissors. Chavo manages to get JBL up to the top rope. He’s going for a top rope hurricanrana only for JBL to catch him in mid air and then powerbombs Chavo into the canvas. JBL doesn’t go for a cover. He’s waiting for Chavo to get up. As soon as Chavo gets up JBL charges full speed at Chavo and nails him with the clothesline from hell. JBL scores the 3 count victory over Chavo to win the International Gaunlet.
Now that was impressive. Chavo puts up a good fight but JBL proved to be too strong for him. A big win for JBL. JBL celebrates and he proved tonight that he was just too strong against the cruiserweights.
Match Result: JBL wins the International Gaunlet
Match Time: 6:18
In the back Josh Matthews interviews Edge in Edge’s locker room. Edge yells at Josh and asks him what he wants. Josh wanted to get a words with Edge for his match later on with Rey. Edge thinks Rey Mysterio is nowhere near his league at all. Rey doesn't stand a chance against him because Rey doesn't know him anymore. He thinks he does, but he doesn't because he won't know until the match is on. This is exactly what Edge is capable of. Edge is in his psychotic state talking to the mirror backstage in his dressing room, putting his gear on. Edge sees a Rey Mysterio mask in his dressing room. Josh looks on as Edge gets scissors and cuts the mask apart. He tells Josh that this is what is going to happen to Rey after the match is over.
Tag Team Championship
The Hurricane and Shannon Moore (c) vs Billy Kidman and Paul London
The next match is a ladder match for the tag team titles. Two ladders are set up near the entrance way and expect some to be underneath the ring. Last year at Judgment Day we had a tag team title ladder match and we are getting one again. The challengers Billy Kidman and Paul London come out first with their manager Dawn Marie. Dawn starts climbing the ladder and poses as Kidman and London just stare at her body. They take her down as she walks down with them to ringside. Dawn didn’t have the luck earlier on but she may get some luck now as Kidman and London have the chance to become tag champs. They believe that they were robbed in the tag team turmoil a few weeks ago. They get their big opportunity right now. The Hurricane’s music hits as the tag team champions, The Hurricane and Shannon Moore come down with Torrie Wilson and hey it’s Stacey Keibler.
The tag team champions are so lucky and Dawn Marie is furious. Helms and Moore go past the ladder and just look at it but the ladies go under the ladder. Could this lady luck be bad luck? Tazz thinks it’s great to see three hot divas here but for this sort of match they shouldn’t be there at ringside. Kidman and Torrie are no strangers to each other, they used to be an item in WCW.
The bell rings, both teams look up at the belts and then have a staredown and talk trash. Kidman and London shove the tag champs and the champs hammer right away at the challengers. They send London and Kidman to the ropes and the challengers get backdropped. They roll out the ring and Dawn fires them up. They get back in and exchange right hands with Helms and Moore. Kidman lands a kick to the gut of Helms and lands a dropkick on Helms. London whips Moore to the ropes and nails him with a spinning heel kick. They don’t waste time as they both go outside the ring and grab a ladder near the entrance way. Moore and Helms both go to the ropes and baseball slidekick the ladder into London and Kidman knocking them and the ladder down. Hurricane brings the ladder inside the ring. He sets it up as Moore and Helms start climbing. London runs in and goes to the ropes and dropkicks the ladder knocking them the champs down to the mat. Kidman and London double team Moore as they isolate him in the corner. Double suplex to Moore on the ladder. London puts the ladder on the second rope. He climbs on the ladder and does a spinning corkscrew moonsault on Moore. Kidman sets the ladder up and starts climbing and Hurricane gets to the top rope and missile dropkicks Kidman off the ladder. London sends The Hurricane face first into a ladder leaning against the ropes. Dropsault by London. Kidman and London take control until London gets dumped to the floor. Kidman backdrops Hurricane to the floor. Moore dropkicks Kidman to the floor. Shannon Moore goes to the top rope and hits the halo from the top rope all the way down to the floor
taking down Kidman and London. Hurrricane and Moore grab some tables from under the ring and set it up outside the ring. Back in Shannon Moore hits a leg scissors which sends London to the outside. Moore misses a dive. London slams Moore backfirst into the apron. London and Kidman start double teaming the Hurricane. Insiguri by Kidman. They set up the ladder in the corner and whip Hurricane into the ladder. Shannon is in the ring and they whip Moore right into Hurricane crushing him knocking them both down.
London grabs another ladder from underneath the ring and brings it inside. Hurricane and Moore come back as they drive the ladder into the gut of Kidman and London. Moore whips London to the ropes and London counters with a frankensteiner as Moore lands on top of the ladder and that’s gotta hurt. Kidman and Hurricane then both start running up the ladders. They start fighting on the ladders until Hurricane gives Kidman a neckbreaker off the ladder which sends the both of them crashing back down on to the canvas of the ring. London and Moore are fighting it out near the corner of the ring on the ladder. London bashes Moore's head into the ladder. London delivers a kick right to the head of Moore which sends Moore flying right back down on to the canvas with Moore falling down hard. London comes flying off the ladder doing a 450 Splash
right on to Moore. Hurricane is back on his feet, London runs up the ladder and dropkicks him in the face. He is quite far away from the belt though, he tries to reach but Moore tips the ladder over sending London crashing down to the mat. London and Kidman get back in control as they lean the ladder across the ropes and place Hurricane on it as Kidman holds the ladder. London climbs the other ladder and hits a legdrop into that steel ladder and that really hurt The Hurricane. Now Kidman climbs the ladder but Moore gets in and pushes the ladder which sends Kidman off the ladder as Kidman falls down. Moore jumps on the top rope and delivers a moonsault on Kidman. Now Moore and Kidman are down on the mat as Hurricane tries climbing the ladder but London springboard dropkicks him off the ladder. Helms and Moore come back as The Hurricane hits the shining wizard on London. Moore delivers a springboard moonsault on Kidman. They set up the ladder near the corner as Hurricane holds onto the ladder as Moore climbs. Moore leapfrogs off the ladder and delivers a huge legdrop on Kidman.
Both teams end up climbing the ladders. Kidman suplexes Moore off the ladder as both men fall down. Hurricane hits the eye of the hurricane off top of the ladder on London, what a move. Both teams are really taking it to each other here as the ladies look on. Shannon Moore and Kidman now fight at the top of the ladder, Moore knocks Kidman down. Dawn Marie gets in and pushes the ladder and knocks Moore down.
Stacey gets in the ring and chases Dawn around the ring who runs into Torrie. Torrie and Dawn have a catfight outside the ring until London pulls Torrie off Dawn. Now Kidman goes to the top of the ladder, the very top of it. Instead of grabbing the titles, he does a Shooting Star Press
off the ladder and on to Hurricane & Moore taking out himself and them. Kidman tries to climb the ladder and he is almost there but then he is stopped by Torrie Wilson who gets into the ring. Dawn tries stopping Torrie but Stacey stops Dawn. Torrie pushes the ladder which sends Kidman crashing down on to the outside of the ring through the tables. Now in the ring are Moore and London, Shannon Moore hits a tornado DDT off the top rope. He sets up the ladder near the corner of the ring and climbs to the top rope as London is back up on his feet. Moore hits the Moore-Gasm(Blockbuster)
Now Kidman is in and he hits the BK bomb on Moore. London gets a kick on Hurricane to the back of the head. London goes to the second rope and does a springboard clothesline what a move. London hits a springboard second rope moonsault. Kidman and London are both climbing the ladders at the same time. Hurricane stops both of them and amazingly takes them both down with the hurrislam
and falls down himself.
The divas again get involved and the ref has had enough and ejects all three of them from ringside. Dawn gets chased by Torrie and Stacey to the back. It is just the tag teams left and they are all back on the ladder again. Moore knocks London down. Kidman pushes the ladders away and Hurricane & Moore are literally hanging in the air with their hands on the titles. The championship is within their grasps. Kidman grabs a ladder and climbs it. He jumps off that ladder and in mid air takes out Hurricane with a shoulder block, and Kidman & Hurricane are both taken out. The crowd chants Holy Shit as they both end up falling from like 15-20 ft in the air. Moore is still hanging in the air holding one of the Tag Team Titles, and he jumps off the title and takes out London with a Splash. That could have been a major mistake by Shannon Moore. He had the match won but took a major misk. This could cost them the match. Now London hits a springboard bulldog and climbs the ropes for a Shooting Star Press on Moore but Moore moves out the way. Kidman hits a running powerbomb on The Hurricane. He sets up the ladder near the corner and climbs up. He hits a shooting star press on The Hurricane. What a move. Hurricane is now sandwiched into the ladder as they both pick the ladder and trap Hurricane in the corner. London climbs the other ladder and delivers an amazing dropsault taking himself out and also hurting The Hurricane. Now Kidman and London try climbing the ladder as Hurricane and Moore get back up and throw the other ladder at Kidman and London and it knocks them down.
Moore and Helms get another ladder and place a ladder across the apron and the barrier next to the crowd. A lot of high risk moves are pulled off here as London elevates Moore with a backdrop into the ladder. Hurricane is on the apron with Kidman and drops the eye of the Hurricane on Kidman into that ladder. That has got to hurt. Kidman and London find another ladder from under the ring and bring it in. So now we have 4 ladders and one of the ladders is across the apron. Two ladders are set up as both teams are on ladders trying to climb to get the belts. Moore and Helms take out London and Kidman by kicking them off the ladders. They go falling off the ladders with London landing all the way to the floor and goes into the ladder which is across the apron and crowd barrier. Kidman is sent crashing down to the mat into another ladder. That allows both Moore and Kidman to climb the ladders and grab the titles. Still WWE Tag Team Champions Moore & Hurricane. Stacey Keibler and Torrie Wilson come back out to celebrate with the tag champs. What a victory for Hurricane and Shannon Moore. Dawn comes back out to check on London & Kidman. She yells this isn't over between them, not by a long shot.
Match Result: The Hurricane and Shannon Moore defeated Kidman and London to retain the tag titles.
Match Time: 15:14
In the back Kane is with his family. Paul Bearer and Mordecai fire Kane up and promise revenge on The Undertaker and Eddie Guerrero tonight. Paul Bearer says we are here in the city of angels but he sees no angels, he sees two monsters. They will tear The Undertaker and Eddie Guerrero apart tonight. Kane says he has a plan. Mordecai says he will carry out this plan and make sure that his cousin Kane walks out the new WWE Champion. Paul Bearer says Kane after the match is over, you will become the new WWE Champion. It won't be that much longer now son, and that you have the power of the urn and not The Undertaker. Mordecai says he will take out Taker and Eddie Guerrero during this match if need be. Kane says he wants to take them out himself so he can prove that to Undertaker’s creatures of the night that there is a new phenom and that’s Kane. Tonight everyone will bear witness to Kane's reign of terror. Kane, Mordecai and Bearer start laughing.
Matt Hardy vs Rhyno
Matt Hardy V1 comes down first. Earlier on Sunday Night Heat, Matt Hardy claimed that he’s going to show Rhyno that he’s better than him. Matt Hardy’s career will take off and v1 is back and better than ever. Rhyno comes out next. Hardy wastes no time by jumping Rhyno before the bell. Hardy gets some right hands on Rhyno in the corner. Rhyno comes back with a few right hands of his own and knocks Hardy down with a clothesline. Scoop Slam by Rhyno. Hardy ducks a clothesline and takes Rhyno down with a clothesline. Version 1.0 grabs the momentum with a choke in the ropes and some shoulder blocks. Hardy delivers some elbows to the neck of Rhyno. Rhyno ducks a clothesline and hits a back suplex and goes for a cover and Hardy kicks out at 2. Rhyno hits Hardy with a shoulder tackle to the lower stomach area, near the groin. Rhyno gets an elbow in the face. Surfboard armbar by Hardy, Rhyno powers out and nails Hardy with some elbows. Rhyno hits a series of shortarm clotheslines. Rhyno goes for a charge, Hardy ducks and Rhyno goes over the top rope. Hardy does his v1 taunt.
Rhyno is back in and Hardy stomps away at Rhyno. Hardy goes on the second rope and punches away at Rhyno. When he gets to 6 he wastes time by doing his v1 taunt and Rhyno counters into an atomic drop. Rhyno nails Hardy with a clothesline. Rhyno delivers a suplex and gets 2 only. Hardy stops Rhyno in his tracks with a thumb to the eye. Hardy with a backslide and gets 2 only. Hardy goes for a whip, Rhyno reverses and spinebuster by Rhyno and Hardy kicks out at 2. Flying clothesline by Rhyno as he starts to build momentum. Rhyno throws Hardy into the corner and charges headfirst into Matt’s feet. A Ricochet from Hardy
gets him a two count. He whips Rhyno into the corner. He clotheslines him into the corner and immediately follows with a bulldog. He goes for a cover and Rhyno kicks out at 2. Rhyno reverses a hip toss attempt into a swinging neckbreaker. He goes for a cover and gets a near fall. Belly to belly suplex by Rhyno and gets another near fall. Rhyno goes for a boston crab and Hardy makes it to the ropes.
Rhyno kicks Hardy to the gut and takes him down with a clothesline. Rhyno goes to the top and goes for an axe handle, Hardy is back up on his feet. Rhyno jumps as Hardy kicks him to the gut and nails him with the side effect.
He goes for a cover and gets 2 ˝. Hardy lifts Rhyno up and delivers a spinning airplane neckbreaker.
Awesome power there from Hardy lifting the big Rhyno up. He goes for a cover and gets 2 ˝. Hardy now tries a Twist of Fate off the top rope but Rhyno throws him off. Rhyno goes to the top and delivers a flying shoulder block and gets a near fall. Rhyno scores with a ddt and Hardy kicks out at 2. Rhyno throws Hardy into the corner and stomps away at Hardy. He takes Hardy to the top rope as he looks for a suplex. Hardy fights out and lands a punch on Rhyno as Rhyno falls down. Hardy does his v1 taunt and drops a legdrop. He goes for a cover and Rhyno is able to kick out at 2 ˝. Hardy is started to get frustrated now. He puts Rhyno on the ropes, he does his v1 taunt and runs to the ropes and jumps on his neck. Hardy sends Rhyno hard into the corner. He goes for a charge, Rhyno moves out the way as Hardy goes into the turnbuckle. Rhyno rolls Hardy up and gets 2 ˝. Rhyno is now pounding away at Hardy in the corner. The ref starts counting until the referee has to get in there and break it up trying to restrain Rhyno from Hardy. Hardy gets a thumb to the eye on Rhyno and takes Rhyno down with a Russian leg sweep. Hardy goes to the top rope again to deliver his legdrop but Rhyno sees it coming and he catches Matt Hardy with a Gore in mid air.
He goes for a cover 1....2... and Hardy gets his foot on the bottom rope. Rhyno almost had it. Rhyno goes to the corner as he starts to measure Hardy up, here comes the gore again. Hardy sidesteps Rhyno and Rhyno gores himself into the steel ringpost going at full speed. This stuns him so much that Hardy hits the twist of fate.
He goes for the cover 1...2....3. Matt Hardy Version 1 has won the match.
Match Result: Matt Hardy defeated Rhyno
Match Time: 6:08
Josh Matthews interviews Eddie Guerrero. He talks about his match. If Mordecai or Paul Bearer get in his way tonight, he won't hesitate in unleashing his Latino temper on either one of them. They don't know just how scary and how evil Eddie can really be. He’s going to get payback on Kane tonight for what Kane did to his family. As for the Undertaker, he can play all the mindgames he wants, but he’s not afraid of him. He may have come back, but Eddie says he’s the one who’s the master of the mindgames because he lies, cheats and steals. It doesn't matter who he pins tonight, all he cares about is that he will still be the WWE Champion. After it is all said and done holmes, Viva La Raza!!
Cruiserweight Title Match
Tajiri (c) vs Johnny Nitro
The bell rings as Nitro and Tajiri lock up and Nitro takes Tajiri down with an armdrag. Nitro starts posing as if he’s already won the match. Tajiri charges into Nitro for a clothesline, Nitro ducks and throws Tajiri over the top but Tajiri holds on. Nitro tries to suplex Tajiri back in. He gets Tajiri up, Tajiri slips out and gets a roll up and Nitro kicks out at 2. Tajiri immediately starts kicking away at Nitro. Nitro ducks a roundhouse kick and delivers a neckbreaker and gets a near fall. Nitro goes for an irish whip, the Japanese Buzzsaw counters with a springboard elbow.
Tajiri then levels Nitro with a kick to the face. Nitro rolls out. He gets back in on the apron and tries a sunset flip but Tajiri sits on him and hooks his legs and gets 2 ˝. Tajiri delivers more kicks but gets caught by a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker from Nitro. Nitro goes to the top for a moonsault and Tajiri moves out the way. Tajiri whips Nitro to the corner and tries to apply the tarantula. Nitro slides out of it and slams Tajiri’s head into the mat. He goes for a cover and gets 2. Nitro delivers some elbow drops and goes to the ropes and dropkicks Tajiri in the face. He goes for a cover and gets 2 only. Nitro picks Tajiri up and delivers a hurracanrana and gets 2. Inverted fisherman suplex and gets 2. Inside cradle gets 2. Nitro puts Tajiri in a chinlock but Tajiri gets out of it. Nitro ducks a kick and takes Tajiri down with a ddt and gets a 2 only. Nitro leaps off the second rope right into a kick to the face. 1...2 and Nitro gets his shoulder up at 2 ˝. Tajiri sling shots Nitro over the top rope. Nitro lands on his feet on the apron. Nitro jumps but Tajiri catches him with a lethal reverse back kick to the face which knocks Nitro to the floor.
Nitro gets back in. They take the fight to the top rope and Tajiri takes Nitro down with a headscissors. He goes for a cover and gets 2 only. Tajiri goes for his Handspring Back Elbow but Nitro sees this coming. He catches Tajiri coming with a Dropsault to the back of the head which sends Tajiri down to the mat. He goes for a cover 1...2...2 ˝. Tajiri just kicked out.
Nitro goes to set up for the Nitro Blast (Superkick) but Tajiri dodges that bullet by ducking out of it. He counters the Nitro Blast by giving Nitro a Bridging German suplex to pin Nitro 1..2..2 ˝. Nitro just kicked out. Tajiri picks him up to deliver a snap suplex only for Nitro to land on his feet. He comes bouncing off the ropes to give Tajiri a Spinning Heel Kick to pin him 1...2...2 ˝. Tajiri kicks out again. Nitro delivers a corkscrew neckbreaker and gets 2 ˝. Nitro goes to set up for a Shooting Star Splash only for Tajiri to counter it by getting his knees up. This is quick fast paced cruiserweight action. These cruiserweight matches are exclusive on Smackdown you won’t see them on Raw. This is something Bischoff wanted on Raw but will not get. Tajiri delivers a nice insiguri knocking Nitro out the ring. Nitro is about to get up and Tajiri runs the ropes and gets a baseball slide kick to knock Nitro back down again. He rolls Nitro back in and delivers a quick moonsault and Nitro moves out the way. Nitro whips Tajiri to the corner. He runs into a devastating kick to the face by Tajiri and Tajiri executes a spinning heel kick to the side of the head. He goes for a cover and gets 2 ˝. A roll up gets 2. Tajiri goes for another spinning heel kick and Nitro ducks. Nitro delivers a suplex and gets 2. Nitro delivers an insiguri to the back of Tajiri’s head and goes for a cover and gets 2 ˝. Nitro scores with a tilt a whirl ddt and gets 2 only. Nitro whips Tajiri hard into the corner and charges at him and delivers a roundhouse kick to knock Tajiri down. He goes for a cover and Tajiri gets his foot on the ropes at 2. Nitro delivers a springboard crossbody and Tajiri nails him with a kick and both men are down. Tajiri is up first, he sends Nitro in the corner. He puts Nitro on the ropes locking him in a Tarantula.
Nitro counters out of that somehow to pin Tajiri 1...2...2 1/2, Tajiri kicks out. Nitro goes to the top rope to try to deliver a moonsault but Tajiri moves out of the way and Nitro eats canvas. Then Nitro while he is getting up, Tajiri is measuring Rhyno up for the buzzkick. Tajiri nails the Buzzsaw Kick to pin Nitro 1...2..3.
Tajiri retains the title.
Match Result: Tajiri defeated Johnny Nitro to retain the cruiserweight title
Match Time: 6:35
In the back The Hurricane and Shannon Moore are celebrating with Torrie Wilson and Stacey Keibler.
Up next is the grudge match between former best friends Edge and Rey Mysterio. A video package is played highlighting the feud between Edge and Rey Mysterio. It shows the history of Edge and Mysterio as tag team champions, Edge’s return from injury as he puts Kurt Angle out of action. The problems between Edge and Rey and finally when Edge turns on Mysterio.
Falls Count Anywhere Match
Edge vs Rey Mysterio
Edge’s music hits as he makes his way down to the ring and the fans boo him heavily. This feud has been very personal and this is Edge’s first ppv match in over a year. Since returning from injury he has become bitter and psychotic. Now his goal is to become champion and currently Rey Mysterio stands in his path. Rey’s music hits and he’s not out here. Edge waits and we are waiting for Rey. Edge is wondering where Rey is. WAIT A MINUTE FROM BEHIND, Rey is behind Edge.
Rey is on the ropes and does a springboard hurracanrana take down on Edge to surprise Edge. Bell rings and Edge and Rey charge at each other and Rey takes him down with a tilt the whirl headscissors. Rey has caught Edge off guard and he wants retribution for what Edge did to him. This fight can go anywhere as it is falls count anywhere. Edge and Rey start taking it to each other by exchanging right hands. Edge comes off the ropes and Rey leapfrogs over him then hits a springboard crossbody and gets a 2. Edge reverses a whip and backdrops Rey who lands on his feet and dropkicks Edge into the ropes. He teases an early 619 but Edge is able to get out the ring. Mysterio runs the ropes and executes an amazing somersault plancha.
He goes for the first cover of the match which is outside the ring 1...2 and Edge kicks out. Rey rolls Edge back in. Rey goes for a whip and Edge reverses and tries a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker but Rey manages to reverse it in midair into an armbar. Edge comes back with a clothesline followed by a dropkick. Edge goes for a right hand, Rey blocks and sends Edge into the ropes who nails Rey with a spinning wheel kick. Edge covers and gets 2. He hits a Half nelson face crusher and gets 2. Edge scores with a northern lights suplex and Rey kicks out at 2. Edge sends Rey to the ropes who comes back with a crucific headscissors. Mysterio does the 10 punch on Edge in the corner but at 8 Edge hotshots Rey on the turnbuckle. Edge is able to buy some time and delivers a tornado DDT on Rey. He goes for a cover and gets 2 only. Edge goes for a suplex, Rey slips out and legscissors Edge over the top rope. Rey tries a high crossbody off the apron but Edge moves out the way. Edge gets back in and Rey is now in. Edge throws Rey in the corner and takes him to the top and goes for a suplex but Rey throws Edge down. Edge gets back up to his feet and Rey delivers a moonsault. He goes for a 619 again but Edge ducked out the way and rolls outside to the floor.
Mysterio baseball slides on Edge and delivers a moonsault from the second rope all the way to the floor. They start brawling outside and Edge rolls back in and Mysterio gets back in to go after Edge. Edge stomps away at Rey and clotheslines Rey to the floor. Rey gets back up on the apron only for Edge to run to the ropes and deliver a spear to the back of Rey. This sends Rey off the apron into the security wall. Edge is now in control. He gets on the apron for an axe handle but Rey lands a punch and nailed Edge in the mid section. Rey whips Edge into the ringpost. Edge manages to reverse a hurracanrana attempt from Rey as Rey jumped from the guard rail. Edge caught him and sends Rey backward with an Alleyhoop into the announcers table. Rey’s ribs got caught on the table falling hard with the announce table not breaking. Edge with a sick smile on his face runs over to get a steel chair only for Rey to revive and dropkick the chair into Edge's face which sends Edge down in a heap. Rey goes over to get the steel chair and he goes to hit Edge with it. He hits him five times directly into his abdomen. This is a side we have never seen from Rey at all, as Rey is really taking it to Edge by being aggressive. Not even Edge expected this but with all the betrayal that Rey has gone through at the hands of Edge, it has caused him to snap. You don’t often see Rey Mysterio in matches like this and he’s really proving here that size does not matter as he can hang in there with guys that are bigger than him. Rey grabs Edge from the hair and starts hitting Edge’s head on the announce table three times and Edge is staggering as he doesn’t know where he is. Rey clotheslines him to the floor. Rey goes over to drag Edge's body and puts it on the Spanish announce table. Rey goes over to go on the top rope to deliver a moonsault onto the announce table with Edge lying on it. Rey goes off to hit the Moonsault but Edge moves out of the way, which Rey ends up going through the announce table.
Edge is smiling almost laughing and goes over to get the steel steps and set it into motion. Rey is still down. He eventually gets up only for Edge to try to hit Rey with the steel steps. Rey counters it into a drop toe hold which sends Edge right into the steel steps.
Rey goes over to get a trash can from under the ring to hit Edge with it, and he does over and over again. Rey goes over to jump on to the apron and springboard off the ropes to deliver a Springboard Hurricanrana to Edge on the floor. He goes for a cover and gets 2 only. Rey tosses Edge into the barrier but Edge backdrops Rey over the barrier and into the crowd. They start to battle through the crowd.
Edge and Mysterio surrounded by the fans, this is all legal as it’s falls count anywhere. You can be pinned or submit anywhere in this arena. Edge suplexes Rey on the concrete floor
and goes for a cover and gets 2 only. Rey’s back has got to be hurting after that suplex. He just took a suplex out on the concrete unprotected by any mats. Edge starts to play to the crowd and gets booed heavily. They take the fight all over the arena and now they are brawling in the hall way. Rey reverses a whip and sends Edge into a drinks machine. He goes for a cover and gets 2 ˝ only. Mysterio starts going up the steps and then slides down the handrail on the stairs into a dropkick on Edge’s face to knock Edge down the stairs. Rey covers and gets 2 only. They brawl all the way back to the arena as Edge sets Rey up on the steel ramp for a suplex and he hits one. Edge hit a suplex on the steel ramp.
You can hear Rey’s back thunder off that steel. Edge goes for a cover and Rey kicks out. Edge is really taking it here to Rey Mysterio. Edge takes Rey back in the ring and beats the hell out of him. Edge goes to the top and delivers a diving clothesline off the top and gets a 2. Half nelson bulldog by Edge and Rey kicks out at 2. Flapjack by Edge and gets 2. Edge is really starting to get frustrated now. What must he do to put away Rey. Edge hangs up Rey in the corner upside down. He starts stomping away at Rey. He goes back a bit and spears Rey in the mid section and Rey ends up falling to the floor. Edge goes outside the ring and sends Rey back in and goes for a cover and gets a 2 only. Edge with a crossbody but wait Rey rolled through and gets a cover and Edge kicks out at 2. Edge gets up immediately and goes for a clothesline. Rey ducks and scores with a running reverse ddt and gets 2 only.
Arabian press by Rey 1..2 and Edge kicks out. Wheelbarrow bulldog by Rey and again another near fall. Now Mysterio is starting to get frustrated. Mysterio executes a sunset flip powerbomb on Edge and goes for a cover 1 ...2.... and no Edge kicks out at 2 ˝. What a match up. Springboard Arabian press from Rey and again another near fall. Springboard splash and Edge gets his knees up. Edge goes up to the top and hits a missile dropkick and gets a 2. Edge hits a downward spiral, we haven’t seen that from Edge in a long time. He goes for a cover 1...2.. and Rey gets his shoulder up. Edge catapults Rey face first into the turnbuckle and he hits the EDGE O MATIC.
1...2.. and gets 2 ˝ as Rey kicks out. Mysterio is starting to bleed. Edge goes for a gutwrench powerbomb which Mysterio counters into a hurracanrana. Rey slams Edge’s head into all the turnbuckles in the corner and then delivers a bronco buster on Edge. Edge reverses a whip and sends Mysterio hard into the turnbuckle. Edge tries to remove Rey’s mask
but the ref is not allowing him to do so. So Edge starts arguing with the ref and Rey comes up from behind and rolls Edge up and gets a 2. Edge hits a low dropkick to the knee of Mysterio. He sets up for the spear. Mysterio counters a spear attempt from Edge into a drop toe hold that sends Edge head first into the second turnbuckle. Edge is now busted wide open. Mysterio signals for the WEST COAST POP
as the crowd is really getting behind Rey here. Rey jumps but Edge catches him and slams him down and locks in the Edgecuator.
Unbelievable counter. Edge has that locked in as Rey tries fighting out of it, Mysterio is screaming in pain here. Mysterio manages to turn it over and now Edge is screaming in pain. Edge breaks out of it and Mysterio and Edge end up knocking each other out with a double clothesline.
Edge brings a chair in and he’s going to do the electric chairdrop on a chair.
Edge is really taking it far here. Edge has Rey up on his shoulders and he’s going to hit the move but Mysterio counters into a roll up. 1...2... 2 ˝. Wow Mysterio goes to the top rope, Edge is back on his feet and goes to the top to stop Rey. Rey taking a little too much time as Edge gets a right hand at the side of the head. Edge is up top, looks for a superplex. Rey tries to fight out and gets a sunset flip into a powerbomb. Rey goes for a cover 1....2 and Edge gets a shoulder up at 2 1/2. Rey comes flying off the ropes but Edge catches him with a kick to the gut and hits the Edgecution.
He’s also down and too slow to follow up on it and goes for a cover and gets 2 ˝. They have beaten the hell out of each other in this match. Both men first took it to each other outside the ring and all the way to the back but now inside the ring they’ve been really taking it to each other. They have taken each other to the limit. Both men stagger to their feet as Edge is up first. Edge goes for a spear, Rey counters into a Hurracanrana which sends Edge into the ropes in position for Rey to hit the 619 on Edge. Here we go 619 Time
and Rey hits it which sends Edge flying back. Rey goes up to drop the dime as he goes for a splash but Edge sees this coming. He catches Rey in mid-air coming off in mid-air with a devastating spear.
He goes for the cover and hooks the leg. 1........2...........3. It is over. Edge wins.
What a physical and bloody encounter this was. Rey Mysterio should not be ashamed that he lost, he put up one hell of a fight. For over 15 minutes he really took it to Edge but in the end Edge defeated his former friend Rey Mysterio. Edge still in his psychotic state is yelling I beat you Rey and it won't be that much longer now before I become WWE Champion. Edge raises his arm in the air but wait he’s not done yet he wants more. He attacks Mysterio even more until referees come down. Edge has to be restrained by the refs who then take him to the back with Edge screaming to the fans that he has done it. He has beaten Rey, he is done with Rey and nothing will stop him from becoming WWE Champion now. Edge then leaves to heavy boos as Rey gets helped to the back.
Match Result: Edge defeated Rey Mysterio
Match Time: 16:42
A King of the Ring Promo is aired. The King of the Ring ppv returns next month as it will feature both brands.
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. The phenom is looking for revenge tonight.
Up next is a match between two former tag team partners who are now bitter enemies. Tazz and Cole show a tale of the tape. Tazz predicts that Booker T will win and Michael Cole thinks RVD will win. RVD has pinned Booker T twice now in tag team matches. Booker T and RVD both have a point to prove here. Booker thinks he carried the tag team when they were tag team champions, Booker thinks he is better than RVD. RVD wants revenge for what Booker did to him. They were once good friends, they came to Smackdown together but Booker T turned on his partner. A video package is played highlighting the feud between RVD and Booker T.
Booker T vs RVD
RVD’s music hits as he comes down first. Booker T comes out and gets booed heavily. RVD wastes no time as he runs the ropes and hits a baseball slide dropkick to knock Booker down.
The ref rings the bell and Booker is still outside. Booker T gets back up on his feet and RVD runs again and takes Booker down again with a somersault plancha.
RVD does his taunt. Booker slowly gets back on the apron and RVD goes to the top rope and knocks him down again with a diving sidekick. RVD is on fire. Booker finally rolls in the ring and Tazz starts dissing RVD as Cole praises RVD. RVD sends Booker T to the corner with hard kicks to the gut. RVD delivers a monkey flip and then does his taunt. He runs the ropes and does a beautiful handspring splash. He goes for a cover and gets 2 only He whips Booker hard to the other corner and Booker falls down. RVD goes to the top for a moonsault but Booker is able to get up and throws RVD off the top turnbuckle to the floor. Now Booker has time to catch a breather because it was all RVD in the early going. RVD rolls back in and Booker goes after him. Booker starts stomping away at RVD. He sends RVD into the corner and levels him with a clothesline. Booker gets a backdrop on RVD. Booker runs the ropes, poses and drops a knee right to the face of RVD. He goes for a cover and RVD kicks out at 2. Booker T poses and delivers some knife edge chops to RVD in the corner. He then sends RVD for a whip but RVD delivers a spinning heel kick on Booker. Springboard pele kick by RVD. He goes for a cover and gets 2 only. RVD goes to the ropes and delivers a springboard spinning legdrop and gets 2. Standing moonsault and Booker kicks out at 2. RVD goes to the top and nails Booker with a martial arts jumping crescent kick. He goes for a cover and gets 2 only. Booker rolls out and RVD follows him out. They brawl outside. RVD charges into Booker and Booker backdrops him to the floor. He whips RVD into the post and starts taunting RVD.
Booker sends RVD back in the ring and now Booker gets a sleeper hold on Van Dam. The RVD chants start as RVD gets up on his feet and tries elbowing out. He does and runs to the ropes but Booker knocks him down with an elbow to the face. Booker picks RVD up and does his great arm twist sidekick. He goes for a cover and gets 2. He sends RVD to the ropes, picks him up and drops him with a flapjack and gets 2 only. Booker talks smack and humiliates RVD with some slaps. He’s not just trying to beat up RVD, he wants to humiliate him. Vertical suplex by Booker and gets 2. He goes to the top and delivers a jumping sidekick and goes for a cover and gets 2 only. Booker locks in the boston crab. Will RVD tap out, he’s trying to make the ropes and he makes the ropes in time. Booker T starts arguing with the referee and then he tries to go over to RVD who rolls Booker up in a small package...1... Booker reverses into a small package of his own by using RVD’s tights as leverage. RVD kicks out at 2 ˝. Booker sets up for an outside crescent kick by whipping RVD off the ropes. RVD ducks and sends Booker T flying backwards by hitting him with a Heel Kick which sends Booker T into the turnbuckle. RVD runs over to Booker T by charging at him to deliver a monkey flip to Booker. RVD runs off the ropes bouncing off of them to hit a Rolling Thunder
but Booker counters that by putting his knees up, and then goes over to pin him 1..2..2 1/2, RVD just kicks out. Booker sends RVD into the corner and runs into a boot. RVD sends Booker face first into the turnbuckle and whips Booker into the corner. RVD charges at Booker and hits a low dropkick to the face of Booker T. RVD stomps on Booker T's head and delivers a backflip. He dropkicks Booker in the face. He goes for a cover and gets 2 only.
Northern lights suplex by RVD and Booker just kicks out at 2. Booker is down on the apron. Van Dam delivers a slingshot guillotine legdrop
on Booker’s neck knocking Booker to the floor. Van Dam places Booker on the barricade. He does his signature taunt and then jumps to the apron. He does his taunt again and drops a spinning ledrop on Booker on the barricade. He sends Booker back in and RVD drops three tornado like spinning legdrops with quick speed on Booker. He goes for a cover and gets 2 ˝. He jumps to the 2nd rope and lands a thrust kick to the jaw of Booker. Booker rolls out the ring and looks like he’s had enough. Booker is walking away
as the ref starts the count. RVD doesn’t want it that way as he wants revenge and wants to punish Booker. He goes outside the ring and sends Booker back in. Booker T reverses a whip and delivers a spinning sidekick on RVD and gets 2. Neckbreaker by Booker and gets 2. Booker goes for an axe kick and RVD counters and holds onto Booker’s leg and hits him with a windmill kick. Both men are down, RVD is back up first and nails Booker with some right hands. Booker gets a thumb to the eye and takes RVD down with a clothesline. He goes to the top rope and hits a missile dropkick and gets 2 only. Booker T nails RVD with a sidewalk slam. Here we go spinaroonie time and Booker is wasting time here. SPINAROONIE
He goes to the top rope for a flip leg drop and RVD moves out the way. Springboard sidekick by RVD and follows up with a standing moonsault and gets 2 only. He whips Booker to the ropes but is met with an elbow to the face by Booker. Booker nails RVD with a sidekick to the jaw and gets a near fall. DDT by Booker. He goes for the Bookend but RVD elbows Booker in the face and knocks him down with a back kick to the face.
RVD delivers a spin kick to the face of Booker. Now he goes up and delivers the split legged moonsault.
1...2.. and Booker kicks out at 2 ˝. That was close, what a match. RVD then goes for a dropkick but Booker blocks. He catches RVD and catapulted RVD headfirst into the steel post as RVD falls to the floor. Booker goes outside the ring and drops RVD on the barricade. The referee starts counting and RVD makes it back in by 8. Booker stomps away at RVD. He goes for a clothesline but RVD backdrops Booker to the floor. RVD gets on the apron and executes a moonsault which he turns into a backflip kick on Booker. Booker is back in at 7. RVD goes for a whip and Booker reverses and sends RVD hard into the corner. He starts beating the crap out of RVD in the corner with aggressive punches and kicks. Then he yells at him and taunts him and says “i’m better than you sucka.” Booker goes for a kick but RVD counters with a rolling spin kick and both men are down. RVD gets up first and goes for a spinning heel kick but Booker moves out the way. Booker T goes for an abdominal stretch and applies the pressure. Fans try to get behind RVD as they start the RVD chants. RVD uses a hiptoss to get out the hold. RVD sends Booker to the ropes and catches him with a spinning wheel kick. He goes for a cover and gets a near fall. Van Dam catapults Booker into the turnbuckle and Booker falls down to the mat. This is now RVD’s big chance. He goes to the top rope and does his signature taunt. He’s going to hit the 5 star frog splash
RVD jumps but no he misses as Booker T moves out the way. Booker T waits for RVD to get up. When he is up, Booker T runs off the ropes and bounces off of them to hit the Scissors Kick.
He goes for a cover 1....2....3. He got him. Booker steals this match-up, but just barely as this match-up could have gone either way. Booker T celebrates doing a Spinaroonie like he’s just won the WWE championship, celebrating over a prone RVD. Tazz says Booker T just proved he is better than RVD and now he will go on to become one of the biggest stars on Smackdown. As Booker leaves he yells he’s bigger than RVD, Rey Mysterios, The Undertaker and John Cena.
Match Result: Booker T defeated RVD
Match Time: 11:31
Backstage Eric Bischoff is on the phone with Paul Heyman. Bischoff flips out on Paul after what Paul did on Raw. He threw Bischoff’s picture in the bin, and forced HHH to team with Benoit to take on 11 stars. He blames Heyman for putting Christian in a barbaric match and now Christian’s out of action for 3-4 months. Heyman just listens and starts laughing. Bischoff is furious after what happened to him at the end of Smackdown and now he’s going to have to wear a neck brace just like Paul did when he was tombstoned by The Undertaker. He’s glad he’s not the permament GM of Smackdown because the stars of Smackdown are out of control. Heyman then makes fun of Eric and told Eric that it won’t be an easy job on Smackdown. He was assaulted, mocked by his roster but he never walked away. He’s now going to humiliate Eric because next month is the KOTR tournament. Paul believes that a Smackdown guy will win. Eric told Paul that’s not going to happen. Eric announced that tomorrow night on Raw the KOTR qualifying matches will start. Paul says he was also thinking the same because we will also see qualifying matches for the KOTR this week on Smackdown. Eric vowed to get one over Paul at KOTR and Eric hangs up on Paul. Paul didn’t seem too happy.
Tazz and Cole show a clip from Mordecai’s debut match from Heat earlier on. Will he play a big part in the main event. Michael Cole mentions that Eddie has got himself into this situation because of Edge. Now Eddie has to face not one but two men and they are monsters. Eddie’s chances do not look good tonight. Kane has been very dominant and he has all the momentum going into this match. He has his cousin by his side and his father and the power of the urn. The Undertaker is seeking Vengeance and this has got to be Eddie’s toughest challenge. A Video Package is played for the main event which features the events which lead up to this triple threat match.
WWE Title Triple Threat Match
Eddie Guerrero (c) vs Kane vs The Undertaker
The WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero is the first to come out as his music hits and he comes out to a huge ovation. This is Eddie’s toughest challenge since becoming the WWE Champion. The odds are stacked against him, his title is in major jeapordy. Kane comes out next with his father Paul Bearer but there is no sign of Mordecai. Looks like Kane has a plan. Paul Bearer has the urn in his hands and Kane and Eddie have a staredown in the ring. The lights go out and The Undertaker makes his long entrance. Taker comes out to a great ovation. Taker stares at Eddie and Kane. The bell rings and here we go.
The Undertaker goes right after Kane as they exchange right hands as Eddie looks on. Eddie lays on the ropes and just lies there watching.
Taker is hammering away at Kane in the corner. Kane ducks a clothesline as sends The Undertaker to the floor. Kane stares at Eddie who gets down from the ropes and here we go, Eddie and Kane continuing on from where they left off in the cage match from Smackdown. Eddie and Kane exchange right hands with Eddie beating the hell out of Kane as he hammers away at him in the corner. Taker gets back in and stands in the corner until he comes over and moves Eddie out of his way. Taker starts getting his shots on Kane too. Then Taker and Eddie start moving each other out of each other's way to get to Kane until Taker and Eddie turn on each other. The crowd starts dueling chants for Eddie and The Undertaker.
Eddie goes to the ropes and tries to take Taker down but can’t get him down. He tries again but runs into a big boot. Kane gets in and takes out both men with a double clothesline. Kane starts stomping away at Taker and then on Eddie. Kane whips Eddie to the ropes who counters with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Eddie now goes after Taker who grabs Eddie by the throat, Eddie kicks Taker to the gut to escape. He runs to the ropes and gets knocked down with a right hand by Taker. Kane is up and Taker sends him to the floor with a clothesline. Taker goes after Kane and Eddie follows them out. They all brawl outside and Taker clotheslines Eddie on the floor. Kane charges into Taker and Taker moves out the way and Kane hits the ringpost. Taker charges into Eddie and Eddie moves out the way and Taker goes into the barrier. Eddie rolls Kane in and Eddie is on the outside. He grabs Kane legs and drags him near the ringpost and crotches him on the ringpost not once but twice. Back in Undertaker whips Eddie to the ropes and knocks him down with a shoulder block. Taker hits a legdrop and goes for another one but Kane pulls down the ropes to knock Taker outside the ring. Kane starts choking Eddie out in the corner and whips him into the corner. He charges into Eddie but gets met with a boot to the face. Eddie goes to the second rope and hits a tornado DDT. He goes for a cover and Kane kicks out at 2. Backdrop suplex by Eddie and Kane kicks out.
Eddie runs the ropes and walks into a two handed choke from Kane. Taker gets in and breaks it up. Undertaker goes old school
and hits the ropewalk forearm. He clotheslines Kane to the floor. Eddie runs into Taker and gets backdropped to the floor. Taker runs the ropes and flies through the air and takes out Eddie and Kane with a diving suicide plancha.
Paul Bearer tries to stay as far as he can away from The Undertaker. Taker places Kane on the apron as Kane’s laying on the apron. Taker is outside the ring and elbows Kane to the gut. Taker stands on the apron and drops a big guillotine legdrop across the throat of Kane. Eddie gets back in. Now Undertaker and Eddie go at it. Taker has Eddie in a wrist lock and hits a few shoulder blocks on Eddie. He whips Eddie into the corner and then Taker goes oldschool on Eddie. Eddie counters by holding onto Taker’s leg as Taker slips. Eddie up to the top and delivers a superplex on Taker. Can Eddie capatalize. He goes for an elevated single leg crab and Kane gets in and boots Eddie in the face. Throat thrust by Kane. A powerslam by Kane and gets 2 only. Backbreaker and Eddie kicks out. Kane looks over to Paul Bearer as Paul is applauding him. Now Kane and Taker are fighting it out with Kane getting the upper hand for the moment. Kane tries to chokeslam Taker. He almost hits it but in mid air Taker jumps out of it countering Kane's Chokeslam and Taker grabs Kane by the throat and then throws him into the turnbuckle. Taker is giving Kane rights and lefts, the ref doesn't want to get in it because he is scared of Taker. Taker is going for Old School and Eddie comes back and breaks up the Old School by pushing Undertaker off the ropes to the floor with Kane helping Eddie to do that. Eddie comes back into the match and he has a Steel Chair in his hand and while Kane has his back turned for a second, Eddie hits Kane with the chair in the back. He repeatedly nails Kane in the back seven times. It’s all legal in this match but the ref decides to get the chair out the ring. Eddie’s not going to go for a pin here which could be a huge mistake but he wants to hurt Kane after what Kane did to Eddie’s family.
Eddie locks in the lasso from el paso
and Kane is screaming in pain. He applies more pressure as he wants to break Kane’s leg and Taker gets in and breaks up the hold. Kane rolls outside the ring and he’s down on the floor. Eddie ducked a flying clothesline from Taker and Eddie goes outside to go after Kane. He grabs a tv cable. He starts choking Kane out with the cable and Paul Bearer nails Eddie across the back with the urn. The Undertaker gets outside the ring and Paul Bearer freaks out. Paul manages to escape and retreats to the back. Taker rolls Kane back in. He grabs Kane by the throat and tries for a chokeslam. Kane ends up grabbing Taker by the throat and Eddie gets in and runs into them who release the hold on each other. They end up double chokeslamming Eddie. Both of them pin Eddie at the same time but Taker punches Kane in the face and goes for a pin himself. 1...2 and Kane breaks it up. Kane starts choking Taker out in the corner and Eddie starts laying the boots to Kane from behind. Kane reverses a whip and Eddie gets a baseball slide on Kane. Kane charges into Eddie and runs into a tilt-a -whirl backbreaker. Eddie’s on the apron and does a hilo on Kane and The Undertaker breaks it up at 2. Taker sends Eddie to the ropes and nails him with a big boot. Look out Kane is on the top turnbuckle and flying clothesline by Kane. He goes for a cover and gets 2. Sidewalk slam by Kane on The Undertaker and Taker kicks out. Kane throws Taker outside the ring. Kane comes across the ropes but Taker grabs Kane and pulls him out the ring and they brawl outside again. Kane drop toe holds Taker into the steel steps. Eddie goes outside and brawls with Kane. Kane drops Eddie on the barricade. He then grabs a chair and nails Eddie across the head with a steel chair. Eddie Guerrero is busted wide open. Kane drags Eddie over to the announce table and sets up for a chokeslam. He chokeslams Eddie through the table
to take Eddie out the picture. Kane rolls Taker back in and starts assaulting Taker in the corner. Kane goes for a charge and misses. Taker sends Kane to the ropes and hits a jumping clothesline. Running DDT by Undertaker and Kane kicks out at 2. Taker picks Kane up and snake eyes Kane off the turnbuckle into a big boot to the face. He follows up with a big legdrop across the throat of Kane. He goes for a cover and Eddie is back in to break up the count.
Taker whips Eddie into the corner and charges at him but Eddie manages to counter into a reverse turnbuckle powerbomb. Eddie goes up to the top rope and jumps and gets a sunset flip on Taker. 1...2.. and Kane breaks it up. Kane hits a chokeslam on Taker and Eddie breaks it up at 2. Kane gets another throat thrust on Eddie. Kane is up on the top going for a clothesline but Eddie gets up at the top to stop him. He punches Eddie who falls down. Eddie climbs back up quick and knocks Kane to the floor with a springboard dropkick. Eddie picks Taker up and goes for the three amigos.
He hits one, and now that’s the 2nd vertical suplex. Can Eddie get his hattrick, wait he takes Taker up to the top turnbuckle. Unbelievable and he hits it from the top rope. Both men are down. Taker sits up and Eddie is up and Eddie has a worried look on his face. Taker whips Eddie to the corner and charges at him to hit a turnbuckle clothesline. Taker locks in the dragon sleeper will Eddie tap. Wait Kane gets in to break it up and Eddie rolls out the ring. It’s Undertaker vs Kane now. Taker reverses a whip and sends Kane into the corner. Taker drives his shoulders into Kane’s gut. Sidewalk slam by Taker and Kane kicks out at 2. Eddie is back on the apron, Taker whips Kane into Eddie who backdrops Kane to the floor. Taker chokeslams Eddie back into the ring. 1...2. and Eddie gets his shoulder up at 2 ˝. Taker charges into Eddie in the corner and Eddie moves out the way as Taker hits the buckle. Eddie hits a dropkick on Taker. He goes up to the top rope and hits the frogsplash on Taker
. Eddie goes for the pin and The Undertaker kicks out. Eddie can’t believe it. Taker gives Eddie an evil look.
He goes after Eddie and starts unloading on Eddie with some right hands in the corner. Kane gets in and nails Taker from behind. Kane picks Eddie up to give him a Chokeslam and he hits it. Kane then goes to pin Eddie 1...2...2 1/2, Eddie just kicked out of the Chokeslam. Kane can't believe it. Kane goes to pin Taker 1...2...2 1/2, Taker just kicked out. Kane does Undertaker's cut throat taunt and Kane is thinking about Tombstoning either Eddie or Taker, whoever is the first to get up. Taker is up on his feet. Kane goes to Tombstone his brother but Taker counters the Tombstone attempt by his brother Kane into one of his own. Taker Tombstone Piledrives Kane into the canvas. Taker goes to pin Kane 1...2...2 ˝. Kane kicks out of the Tombstone.
Taker can't believe it. Eddie is back up but he's staggering. He’s lost a lot of blood tonight. Taker chokeslams Eddie. Taker signals that the end is near and does his cut throat taunt. He picks Eddie up for a tombstone, Eddie slips out and gets an inside cradle for a 2. Eddie dropkicks Taker into the corner and does the 10 punch on Taker. On 8 Taker reverses and has Eddie in position for the last ride. Taker has him up for it, but Eddie reverses the Last Ride into a Hurracanrana.
Both men are down. Kane gets up on his feet and sends Eddie shoulder first into the post who falls outside the ring. Kane goes for another tombstone but no Undertaker reverses again into his own tombstone and he hit it. 1...2.. and Eddie pulls Taker out the ring. He goes in and covers Kane. 1...2 and now Taker pulls Eddie out the ring. The Undertaker had the match won. Eddie and Taker beat the hell out of each other in the ring. They run the ropes and knock each other down with a double clothesline. PAUL BEARER IS BACK
but he’s not coming out alone because he’s here with MORDECAI.
Kane is back up on his feet and looks over to his father and his cousin Mordecai for the power of the urn. A bloody and battered Eddie tries fighting both the monsters but the numbers game plays up as they beat the hell out of Eddie. Taker saves Eddie and clotheslines Mordecai to the floor. Kane and Mordecai assault The Undertaker.
Suddenly a psychotic Edge comes running down to the ring
and he is more crazed than ever. He grabs a steel chair from outside the ring as Kane and Mordecai hit a double chokeslam on Taker. Paul Bearer tells them to look out and Edge blasts Kane with a chair which knocked Kane outside the ring. Mordecai gets hit across the back with a chair and Edge spears him into the buckle and knocks Mordecai out the ring. He has that crazy look in his eyes, and he is smiling. Eddie staggers back to his feet and Edge cracks Eddie in the skull with a steel chair
knocking Eddie right out. Taker sits up and Edge gets worried. Edge is about to escape but Taker grabs him by the throat. Taker is about to Chokeslam Edge but Edge counters that in mid-air into the Edgecution. Edge grabs the chair and Taker sits up again and Edge cracks Undertaker's skull wide open
with the chair sending Undertaker back down. Edge turns his attention to Paul Bearer who manages to move as far away from Edge. Edge takes the urn only to put it back down again, as Edge was like speaking to the urn saying he will become WWE Champion sooner rather than later. He believes that he has done it, and he goes to grab the WWE Championship. He poses with it for a while holding it up smiling admiring what he has done to everyone. Rey Mysterio
runs down to stop Edge for the moment, but Edge still crazed goes out to meet Rey Mysterio on the outside. They start fighting each other again. Then Edge gets the upper hand as he attacks Rey with a fury and then Irish Whips Rey into the steel steps really hard sending Rey into them which causes the steel steps to separate. Edge goes to get another steel chair as he already has one. Edge still putting the boots to Rey places Rey's head on the steel steps. He sets up for a Con-Chair-to Rey Mysterio's skull with Edge's foot being placed on Rey's head so that his head can't move. Edge then moves his foot, Con-chair-to Rey's skull.
The fans boo Edge heavily as he is booed out the arena for what he has just done. Everyone is so shocked at what he has done, he could have perhaps injured Rey. Edge has just totally lost it. He attacked not only Rey, but Eddie, Kane, Taker, Mordecai, and Paul Bearer single-handedly during this main event. Edge then is admiring his handy work as he is walking to the back and he turns around and is smiling at the carnage he has left. Then everyone is starting to revive and they notice Edge still here. Edge's smile and laughter turns into fear and he runs away all the way to the back to heavy boos from the crowd. Edge then leaves to deafening boos. Officials come down and help Rey Mysterio to the back. Kane then finally manages to hit the Tombstone Piledriver on The Undertaker. He goes for the pin only for Eddie to break it up. Paul Bearer gets in the ring and tries to hit Eddie with the urn again but Eddie punches Paul’s lights out as Paul falls to the floor. Mordecai tries to get involved. Kane and Mordecai both try to take out Taker but it backfires as Taker plants Mordecai with a Chokeslam. Paul Bearer is up and Taker goes after Paul only for Mordecai to attack Taker. Bearer retreats to the back as Taker and Mordecai brawl all the way to the back. This leaves Eddie and Kane in the ring.
They exchange right hands and Kane knocks Eddie down with a right hand. Kane goes to the top and Eddie stops him and takes him down with a legscissors. Eddie grabs the urn and tries to hit Kane with the urn. Kane grabs Eddie by the throat and hits a chokeslam as Eddie goes down with the urn. Kane goes for a cover and Eddie kicks out at 2. Kane gets frustrated, and attempts to hit the urn on Eddie. Eddie ducks and dropkicks Kane as he goes flying out of the ring. Kane gets back in and attempts to hit Eddie with the urn, he swings, Eddie ducks and kicks Kane to the gut as the urn drops down. Eddie goes for a suplex, Kane slips out and goes for a chokeslam, Eddie reverses in mid air and ddts Kane on the urn. Kane is out cold. This is now Eddie’s chance to finish Kane off here.
Eddie goes to the top rope and HITS A FROG SPLASH.
He goes for a cover...1...2...3. Yes he got him. Viva La Raza Eddie wins. The fans go wild and give Eddie an amazing ovation. Eddie celebrates in the ring. The emotions of Eddie Guerrero boiling over tonight, what a battle he went through. He took the fight to The Undertaker and Kane and was attacked by Mordecai and Edge but he somehow retained his title. What a great champion. Cole says we have just seen one of the greatest ppvs in Smackdown history. Tazz and Cole thank the fans for joining them at Judgment Day as the ppv comes to a close.
Match Result: Eddie Guerrero defeated Kane and The Undertaker to retain the WWE Title
Match Time: 23:22