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Smackdown: Finally, an Orlando Jordan main event!
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling


Everyone better settle in, because we are two months away from the next Smackdown PPV. Buckle up for drawn out storylines, no character development, and feuds going flat faster than open bottle of Bud Light. What's the saving grace? We still have the series of matches between Booker T and John Cena.

Latino Heat kicks off the show in Fresno, California, to talk about what happened on last week's show. Eddie is none too happy about Kurt Angle defacing his low rider. Eddie says he wants to fight, not wrestle, Angle tonight. He calls out Angle on the spot. The Olympic Champ's music hits, but Luther Reigns enters the arena. Reigns tells him to be careful what he wishes for. He says Angle would annihilate him. Angle appears on the big screen, telling Eddie he is waiting for him in the parking garage. Angle baits Eddie into vandalizing his car, so Reigns can run him from behind. Angle and Reigns jump into another car, and take off, so Eddie goes back to work on the car. Unfortunately, the car Eddie is destroying isn't Angle's, but it belongs to Teddy Long. The GM is not happy with Latino Heat, and has Guerrero removed from the building.

Match #1 - RVD vs. Kenzo Suzuki w/ Hiroko

RVD has a score to settle with Kenzo, as he was a victim of an unprovoked attack from the bronze warrior last week. Before the match, Kenzo cuts a pre-taped pro-American promo. Kenzo is carried to the ring, but RVD dives over the ropes and knocks Kenzo off his perch. RVD then takes out the lackeys that bring Kenzo to the ring. Suzuki regains his composure in the ring, and goes to work on RVD with a series of chops. Kenzo then locks in an abdominal stretch that RVD is able to punch out of. RVD nails Kenzo with a thrust kick, and then a flying kick off the top rope. RVD then body slams Kenzo in the corner, and follows with a split legged moonsault. A spin kick knocks Kenzo to the mat, and RVD climbs the turnbuckle. Instead of Kenzo, RVD hits Dupree who ran to ringside. RVD rolls back into the ring, and Kenzo grabs RVD by the face. RVD counters with a roll-up and steals a win.

Winner via pinfall: RVD

After the match, RVD starts in with Dupree, but Kenzo nails him from behind. Dupree and Kenzo hit a double vertical suplex to finish off RVD.

Teddy Long is still in the parking lot lamenting the damage done to his car. JBL's limo pulls up, and the champ gets out with Orlando Jordan. JBL wants to know why Long hasn't returned his calls, and is upset that he had to come out to Fresno. JBL wants to know what Long is going to do about the Undertaker. Long books him in a match with the dead man, but JBL protests, so Long says Jordan must take his place. Oh yea, the belt is on the line. So, if Jordan loses to the match tonight, JBL loses his title.

Match #2 - Billy Kidman w/ Paul London vs. Chavo Guerrero w/ Jamie Noble

Chavo locks in a head lock to start the match, and then transitions into an armbar. A hip toss sends Chavo to the mat. Kidman takes down Chavo with a head scissors, but Chavo recovers quickly. Kidman is tossed into the ring post shoulder first. Chavo then goes to work on the injured shoulder. A back body drop shifts the momentum to Kidman. Kidman continues to sell the shoulder injury, but is able to hit a standing drop kick. Kidman climbs the rope, but Noble crotches him on the top rope. Paul London flies off the steps to take out Noble. Kidman recovers and hits the shooting star press on Chavo.

Winner via pinfall: Billy Kidman

Tough Enough is coming to Smackdown! this fall. And one million dollars is on the line. Or is it? Read the fine print in the contest rules, kids.

WWE is getting a new 'cool' guy. Apparently it's cool to spit in the faces of elderly people. Carlito Caribbean Cool is coming.

Teddy Long is still in the parking lot, when Angle and Reigns pull back in. Teddy informs Angle that the car Eddie destroyed is his, and Angle will pay for it. Next week, Angle will face Guerrero in a 2 out of 3 falls match. Tonight, though, Angle will face Rey Mysterio. He tells Luther to stick around, grab a broom, and get to sweeping.

Match #3 - John Cena vs. Booker T - Match # 2 in best of 5 series

Both men lock up in the middle of the ring to start the match. Booker T hits a vertical suplex for a two count. Booker T backs Cena into a corner, and goes to work. Booker then nails Cena with a forearm shiver to the head. Cena shoots Booker off the ropes, and takes him down with a hip toss. An elbow takes down Booker, and Cena covers for two. Booker slaps a rear choke on Cena, which Cena is able to fight out of. A head butt and shoulder block gets Cena a two count. Booker T responds with a high knee, that sends Cena to the floor on the outside. Booker tosses Cena back into the ring, and climbs to the top rope. A missile drop kick connects, but Cena kicks out of the pin. A spin kick takes out Cena. Booker T applies another headlock, but Cena is able to fight out. Cena walks into a spinebuster, but Booker can't get the pin. Booker slaps on a camel clutch. Cena fights back with a series of rights, and then a clothesline. Cena fights out of the Book End, and counters with a bulldog. Cena drops the five-knuckle shuffle, but Booker kicks out of the pin. Cena sets up the F-U, but Booker slips out of it. Cena runs into a high knee, and rolls up Cena. Booker scored the pinfall, with a foot on the second rope.

Winner via pinfall: Booker T (Series tied 1-1)

Josh Matthews is in the ring with Paul Heyman. Heyman hijacks the microphone, and goes on to tell his tale. He fills us in on how he was able to return to the ring. Heyman did it by making a purchase, a guard dog, and that animal is Heidenreich. I'm not impressed. I saw him in person; I'm really not impressed. Monster? More like jolly GREEN giant. And when I say green, I mean green. Matthews asks Heyman if Heidenreich can live up to the hype. Heidenreich kicks Matthews, nails him with a shoulder breaker, and then sling shots him of the ropes into his knees. He then chokes out Matthews. So, he beats up the kid that finished third in Tough Enough, I'm still not impressed. Then Heyman utters the line of the night, "That's not hype; it's Heidenreich!"

Warning! WWE has fired up the Big Show promo machine again. Be prepared to witness videos showing his massive power ... and waistline.

Match #4 - Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle

We have a Jorge Paez sighting! My night is now complete. Angle uses his amateur wrestling background to tie up Mysterio to start the match. Both men stalk each other in the ring; Angle drives Mysterio to the mat. Mysterio breaks free of a front headlock. He then drops Angle with a shoulder block. He follows with a side headlock. Angle counters with a back suplex. Mysterio is whipped into the corner, but jumps, and the head scissors Angle out of the ring. Mysterio follows with a baseball slide that knocks Angle into the security barrier. Mysterio kicks out of a pinfall as we return from break. Angle shoots Mysterio of the ropes, and hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Angle then locks in a bear hug. Mysterio punches his way out, but gets a release German suplex for his effort. Mysterio counters the Angle slam with an arm drag. He follows with a split-legged moonsault. Mysterio lands on his feet, coming out of a fireman's carry, and hits a drop kick. A tilt-a-whirl head scissors, followed by a drop toehold, sets up the 619, but Angle ducks it. Angle prevents a bulldog, but Mysterio is able to set up another 619, and this time the call goes through. Angle counters the West Coast Pop with a powerbomb. Mysterio is able to counter another Angle slam, and goes to the second rope. Angle follows him, but gets elbowed back to the mat. Angle catches Rey in mid-air, and Angle rolls over, and covers Rey for the win.

Winner via pin fall: Kurt Angle

Note to WWE, don't show anymore Smackdown! Throwback segments. All it does is remind us that the show used to be incredible. I just saw a segment featuring HHH, Stone Cold, The Rock, and Arnold Shwarzenegger. That was good stuff, back in '99. Good times man, good times. Now, it's Raw Rebound time. Read all about from Chris Sokol, here!

JBL visits his chief of staff in his locker room. Bradshaw asks Jordan how many main events he has been in. Jordan replies with none, so JBL tells him he is fresh, and that only champions beat 'Taker. And Jordan is a champion, so JBL tells him to go out there and be a champ. A fired up Jordan heads to ring with the belt, while JBL utters the second best line of the night, "I am screwed."

Match #5 - Orlando Jordan w. JBL vs. The Undertaker - WWE Title Match

Orlando Jordan arrives via limo with JBL and the WWE title in tow. Undertaker takes control of the match early, overpowering Jordan. A hip toss and then arm drag slow down the dead man. Jordan gets the 'Old School' treatment, followed by a massive clothesline. JBL distracts the Undertaker, and Jordan seizes the opportunity. Jordan drops an elbow, but 'Taker kicks out after two. A leg drop follows a body slam, but 'Taker still kicks out. The Dead Man fights back with right hands, but a back elbow sends 'Taker into the corner. Jordan gets the snake eyes, but Undertaker heads to the outside to take care of JBL. Jordan recovers, and attack 'Taker. Jordan rolls back into the ring with control of the match. Jordan slips out of a power moves, and hits a DDT. Undertaker sits up, and charges Jordan in the corner. Undertaker punches JBL off the apron, and then chokeslams Jordan. 'Taker stalks Jordan, and nails a tombstone. The match looks to be won, when JBL pulls the ref from the ring. The ref calls the match, and the Undertaker wins via DQ.

Winner via DQ: The Undertaker

All you smart fans know that the title can't change on a DQ, so Undertaker loses his mind, and attacks JBL. He smashes the champ into the announce desk, and then rips off the neck halo. He tosses JBL into the ring, and crushes him with a chokeslam. Undertaker grabs the belt, and kneels over JBL in the ring with it as the show goes off the air.


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    Dale Plummer has been writing for SLAM! Wrestling since 2003. Dale has been severely disappointed with Olympic wrestling. No ring, no entrance music, and no pyro. They call this wrestling?!? (Dale is kidding, by the way.)