May 14, 2004
Smackdown: J-Day card rounded out
By CHRIS SOKOL - SLAM! Wrestling
The WWE sure is gambling with the main event for this weekend's Judgment Day pay-per-view, so somehow it's appropriate that they are coming to us this week with Smackdown! from Reno, Nevada. So let's roll the dice, and get to the action.
We start off with a recap of what went down between John 'Bradshaw' Layfield and Eddie Guerrero's mother. That's followed by what happened on Smackdown last week involving Eddie attacking the referee and The Dudley Boyz.
Rob Van Dam vs D-Von Dudley
D-Von comes out with an offensive flurry. RVD comes back with some kicks and gets a near fall. Bubba creates the distraction allowing D-Von to regain momentum. RVD comes back again and nails a thrust kick off the top rope. He goes to the outside and Bubba again gets involved, RVD then jumps off the ring apron onto him. Rolling thunder but again Bubba creates a distraction and the count is broken up. RVD then kicks Bubba into the guardrail and goes up for the Five Star Frog Splash but to no avail. Bubba Ray pulls RVD's leg, causing him to fall on the top turnbuckle leaving him prone to a DDT off the top rope for the 1-2-3.
Winner Via Pinfall- D-Von Dudley
Postmatch- D-Von and Bubba double team RVD but Rey Mysterio Jr comes out for the save. At Judgment Day it's going to be Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio Jr. vs The Dudley Boyz.
We go backstage where Kurt Angle and Eddie Guerrero are together. Angle tells Guerrero that if he gets involved in JBL's match his title will be stripped and given to JBL.
Kenzo Suzuki Promo Airs
We come back from commercials with Michael Cole interviewing Jacqueline. Jacqueline wants to know how Chavo feels having been beaten by a girl. Chavo comes out with Chavo Classic and calls Jacqueline a thief. At Judgment Day it will be a Cruiserweight Championship Rematch between Jacqueline and Chavo Guerrero Jr. The stipulation for the match is Chavo will be fighting with one hand tied behind his back. Chavo Classic is proud of his son and then challenges Jacqueline to a match on Smackdown.
Chavo Classic vs Jacqueline
Jacqueline gets thrown around like a rag doll but she comes back with a tornado DDT. The match ends with Jacqueline on the apron, Chavo Jr pulls her legs out from under her thus causing her to hit her face on the canvas. Chavo Jr then throws her back into the ring so Chavo Classic can get the 1-2-3.
Winner Via Pinfall- Chavo Classic
Post-Match- Jacqueline sneaks over to the celebrating Guerreros and she de-pants Chavo Classic and leaves him in the ring with his pants down.
JBL/Eddie Guerrero Promo airs.
We go backstage, Kurt Angle tells his bodyguard that he wants to confront Eddie Guerrero.
Undertaker/Booker T recap from last week's Smackdown.
JBL's calls into the arena via his cell phone and says he is on his way.
Recap of The Undertaker beating the F.B.I. on last week's Smackdown.
Handicap Match - Nunzio and Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli vs Booker T
Booker beats on them the entire match as they were still sore from The Undertaker's beating from last week. The match ends with Booker T hitting the scissor kick on Stamboli's sore neck for the 1-2-3.
Winner Via Pinfall- Booker T
Post-Match- Booker T grabs a mic and taunts The Undertaker. Lights go out for the famous "Dong's", the ring fills up with fog. Booker T bails out but sees The Undertakers face appear on different Titantron Screens. Paul Bearer comes out with the urn and out of the fog in the ring The Undertaker sits up. The crowd goes crazy while Booker T stands in awe at The Undertaker.
WWE Experience Promo
Eddie Guerrero comes to the ring and cuts a promo about how JBL gives the wrong impression about what America is all about. Eddie goes on to call JBL a coward. JBL's limo then shows up. Eddie runs up to it but the doors are locked. He takes a pipe and breaks in the window but there's no one inside. The police, followed by JBL, come out and Eddie is arrested. While handcuffed he charges at JBL who is bad mouthing Eddie and his mother on the mic. JBL pounds on Eddie but the police break it up. Eddie is taken away while JBL continues to bad mouth him in the ring.
We come back to a recap of what happened before the break involving JBL and Eddie Guerrero.
Rico vs Hardcore Holly
Rico plays the queer part perfectly and backs Hardcore into a corner. Back and forth match ending with Rico going for a flying crossbody but Hardcore rolls through for the 1-2-3.
Winner Via Pinfall- Hardcore Holly
At Judgment Day it will be a WWE Tag Team Championship Match Rico and Charlie Haas vs Hardcore Holly and Billy Gunn
Torrie Wilson vs Dawn Marie is announced for Judgement Day.
John Cena/Rene Dupree Promo airs.
Cafe De Rene is played over the titantron. Rene gathers a lot of heat. A recap of what happened between him and John Cena on last week's Smackdown is aired. Rene says hes going to treat Cena like the U.S. is treating Afghani prisoners at Judgment Day and he will be the first French U.S. Champion.
Mordecai Promo Airs. Mordecai will be competing at Judgment Day.
Sakoda vs John Cena
Another back and forth contest with Cena hitting a 5 knuckle shuffle, he then pumps his shoes up and hits the F-U finisher for the 1-2-3.
Winner Via Pinfall- John Cena
Post-Match- Akio comes in and gets nailed with an F-U
Raw Rebound plays.
Undertaker/Booker T Promo airs.
JBL vs Rey Mysterio Jr.
Bradshaw pounds on Rey Jr and toys with him. He hits elbows and suplexes every which way. Rey fights back with a tornado DDT, a kick to the back, 6-1-9. JBL ducks the West Coast Pop and delivers a boot to the face of Rey Jr. JBL then powerbombs Rey into the turnbuckle and then hits a Clothesline From Hell for the 1-2-3.
Winner Via Pinfall- JBL
Post-Match- JBL gets on the mic and talks about Guerrero's mother and says that if she makes it to Sunday she's gonna have another heart attack when she watches him beat her son. JBL says he's going to be the next WWE Champion and that no one is going to stop him from his destiny.
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Chris Sokol is a native of Long Island, NY.