April 16, 2004
Smackdown!: Big Show runs amok
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling
It's that time of year, again. It's the time when we here at SLAM! Wrestling do our duty and bring you the action from WWE as you watch the NHL playoffs. It's a good thing my teams hasn't sniffed the playoffs for eight straight seasons. On to the show, tonight's Smackdown! comes from Indianapolis, Indiana, a town that hasn't seen hockey since the days of the WHA.
WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero kicks things off, driving to the ring. He tells the crowd that Kurt Angle won't stop calling him. Angle wants him to apologize for ruining the "Great American Award" ceremony last week. Eddie says he has no problem with apologizing, but he does have a problem with Bradshaw. He thinks the Texan looks down on people because of his wealth. He calls Bradshaw a great American sellout. Eddie is then interrupted by a political ad for Bradshaw. Eddie gets the spotlight back when it ends, and he flips out. The champ is sick and tired of this b.s. and wants to take on Bradshaw tonight. Angle hits the stage, and grants Eddie his wish. Bradshaw's limo pulls up and the number one contender chats with the GM. Bradshaw talks Angle into postponing the match until Judgment Day, because he is tired from campaigning all week. Instead, Eddie will take on the Big Show, tonight in a non-title match.
Big Show stops in to the see the G.M. and Bradshaw. Show wants to know if the WWE Title is on the line tonight. Angle dances around the question, telling Show he wants Eddie to be taught a lesson. Eventually Angle says its non-title, which doesn't make Show happy. Show is till confident he will win, though. In fact, Show makes a promise that he will quit if he loses to Guerrero tonight.
Match #1 - John Cena vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. w/ Chavo Sr. - Champion vs. Champion Match
Both men slap each other around a bit, before Cena hits Chavo with a clothesline. Chavo recovers after a front headlock, and nails Cena in the mid-section with a knee. Cena is knocked to the outside, where Chavo Senior attacks him with a boot. Back in the ring, Chavo locks in a camel clutch. Cena breaks the hold by standing up, and driving Chavo into the turnbuckle. Cena has enough and nails the throwback. He follows up with the five-knuckle shuffle. Chavo Senior jumps on the apron and is knocked down by Cena. Junior tries to take advantage, but Cena sidesteps the attack. A stunned Chavo is taken out with the F-U and Cena covers for the win.
Winner via pinfall: John Cena
In a scene right out of "Lady and the Tramp", Renee Dupree is eating dinner with his dog, Fifi. Dupree announces that next week his new segement will debut on Smackdown! His first guest will be Torrie Wilson.
Six months ago Big Show destroyed Eddie Guerrero. The footage backs up that fact.
Charlie Haas is stretching before his match with Rico, when Jamie Noble stops by. He starts putting ideas in Haas's head that Rico want to do more then wrestle with him. Nunzio then wishes Haas luck.
Match #2 - Charlie Haas vs. Rico w/ Miss Jackie
Rico starts the match off trying to psyche out Haas. Haas gets in some offensive moves. Rico slaps and grabs Haas's behind, and then pulls down Haas's tights on a failed sunset flip attempt. Rico then planted a big kiss on Haas, causing Haas to run form the ring, and seek refuge in the crowd. Haas tries to wash his mouth out, but then wretches when Rico pulls out his thong. Haas gets counted out as he vomits outside the ring.
Winner via count out: Rico
Bradshaw stops by to offer Show some encouragement. Show says that he is doing this for himself tonight.
New talent coming to Smackdown! It's looks like WWE is trying to cash in on "The Passion" with a religious warrior named Mordecai.
Match #3 - Big Show vs. Eddie Guerrero - Non-Title match
Remember, if Show loses this match he is quitting. Show starts off with clubbing blows to Guerrero's back. Big Show dominates the champ with head butts, and arm wrenches. Eddie fights back by yanking out some of Show's chest hair. Eddie tries to take down the giant, but gets caught coming off the top rope. Show works over Eddie's shoulder, and then sends Eddie to the floor with a head butt. Eddie grabs a wrench from under the ring, and slips it into Show's boot, as Show pulls him into the ring. The ref catches Show with said wrench, and throws it from the ring. Eddie uses the distraction to hit a tornado DDT. Eddie covers, but Show tosses him off, hitting the ref in the process. Big Show grabs Eddie for a choke slam, but Eddie nails him with a low blow "ding". After a DDT, Eddie climbs the turnbuckle and hits the frog splash. He covers and gets the pin.
Winner via pin fall: Eddie Guerrero
Eddie leads the crowd in a sing-a-long, as Show realizes what has happened. He can't believe people are laughing at him.
Show is brooding backstage. He overhears Torrie Wilson and the make-up lady laughing. He thinks they are laughing at him and rips into Torrie. Shows scares her good, but leaves her only.
Match #4 - Mark Jindrak vs. Spike Dudley
Teddy Long hypes his new boy, the reflection of perfection. Jindrak takes care of Spike in short time. Spike goes for a Dudley Dogg, but has it reversed and is slammed to the mat. Jindrak covers for the win.
Winner via pin fall: Mark Jindrak
Torrie decides that she's had enough excitement, and heads to her car. Show cuts her off, and wants to know why she was laughing at him Torrie pleads with Show, but he;s lost it. He starts by kicking in the car windows. And then smashes the back windshield, before doing the same to the front. Torrie tries to comfort Show, but he won't have any of it. Show then flips the enire car over, as Torrie flees screaming.
Match #5 - RVD vs. Booker T
RVD wastes no time in going after his former tag team partner. After a few right hands, RVD goes to work with his feet. Booker T is knocked to outside, where RVD places him on the security barrier. RVD hits a leg drop off the apron. After a commercial, Booker has regained control and drops RVD on the ropes, and then follows with a neck breaker. Booker then drops an elbow. RVD is hit with an axe kick, but dodges the scissors kick. RVD also blocks a bookend attempt, and takes out Booker with a spin kick. After a thrust kick to the chest, RVD hits a split-legged moonsault. He follows up with Rolling Thunder. After a German suplex, RVD climbs the turnbuckle for the 5-Star Frogsplash. Booker rolls out of the way. A stunned RVD is kicked into the ropes, and become entangled in them. Booker punches and kicks RVD in the face. Referee Nick Patrick makes the five count, and disqualifies Booker T when he refuses to allow RVD to escape. RVD is finally freed from the ropes, but the damage is done. Booker T caps off his performance with a spin-a-rooni.
Winner via DQ: RVD
Just when I thought the show was over, a production assistant informs Kurt Angle that Big Show has Torrie Wilson on a ledge. Angle finds Big Show threatening to toss Torrie off what looks to be a 15 to 20 foot drop. Angle tells Show he is coming up. Angle talks Show into letting Torrie go, but unfortunately Show still flips out. Angle is choke slammed off the ledge. The camera then cuts to Angle lying in a pool of his own blood on the concrete floor below.
Dale Plummer is still a rookie on the Slam! Wrestling staff. Dale feels that enough former Rangers are in the playoffs that it's almost like the team itself actually made it. Dale will be pulling for Toronto this year, since Brian Leetch is his hero. Go Leafs!!!!