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Smackdown: 'Taker taken down
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling


Armageddon is coming! And it's not that impressive, yet. With the Pay-Per-View only 10 days away, I'm sure some match will be added tonight, as Smackdown comes to us from Richmond, Virginia.

Teddy Long intercepts JBL and his entourage entering the arena. The GM tells them that they're late, and his new "secretaries of defense", the Bashams, will be taking on Booker T and Eddie Guerrero. He also tells JBL that he will team with Orlando Jordan to face the Undertaker in a handicapped match.

Match #1 - Rey Mysterio, RVD, and Torrie Wilson vs. Renee Dupree, Kenzo Suzuki, and Hiroko

Hiroko slaps Torrie before that bell, but the faces and heels separate before anyone else can join in. RVD and Dupree start off. Dupree stalls by bowing to his corner. RVD shoots off the ropes and hits a shoulder block. Dupree miss a leg drop, and both men pop up and square off. RVD catapults Dupree over the top rope. Mysterio tags in, and RVD and Rey taunt Suzuki, who trips coming into the ring. Suzuki is then tossed from the ring. Hiroko enters, and gives Rey and head tap. Torrie then jumps her. Suzuki tries to break up the catfight. Torrie knocks Hiroko into the ropes, but Dupree cuts off the 619. Misterio hits a reversal, and RVD climbs the top rope and hits the five star frog splash on Dupree. Rey covers for the win.

Winner via pin fall: Rey Mysterio, RVD, and Torrie Wilson

Al Snow brings out the Tough Enough boys, and I go to the bathroom. Al asks Ryan Reeves if he wants to quit, because of his broken ribs, and Reeves says he will. Just kidding, he wants to stay. Then all are asked who should be voted off. And then the fan vote is announced. Ryan Reeves, hit the bricks, kid. Next week, the two remaining contestants will take on each other in a boxing match, but tonight they'll be dressing up as women.

Hiroko is chewing out her man backstage. She's jealous of Torrie Wilson, and Kenzo says she has everything. Hiroko decides to challenge Torrie to a Bra and Panties match next week.

Oh, I forgot to mention the Joy Giovanni is the special timekeeper. At least she's collecting a paycheck, as opposed to (insert cut wrestler here).

Match #2 - Charlie Haas w/ Miss Jackie vs. Jesus w/ Carlito Caribbean Cool

Carlito grabs the mike, and complains the Haas is hogging all the women. That's just not cool. He then asks Miss Jackie when she is going to get with someone cool. Haas grabs Carlito, and Jesus jumps him. Haas is worked over on the ring post, as Miss Jackie pleads for the carnage to stop. CCC then holds Haas as Jesus hits him with Cena's chain. Multiple referees finally stop the madness, as Miss Jackie consoles her man.

No Contest

WWE is going back to entertain the troops this holiday season. I wonder if SLAM! will foot the bill for me to go with? (Note to my editors: I already know the answer to that question.)

Teddy Long chases down Carlito and Jesus in the back. Long calls the pair a couple of thugs, and then books Jesus in a street fight. The boys are expecting to face Haas, but Long says Jesus will face John Cena.

It's Raw Rebound time. You can read Nick Tylwalk's report here.

Booker T and Eddie Guerrero are stretching with one of the Michelles. Booker and Eddie start arguing. Eddie says that Booker has blown every chance he's had. Michelle reminds the guys that they are tag team partners, and the two pipe down.

Match #3 - Booker T and Eddie Guerrero vs. The Basham Brothers

JBL and Orlando Jordan join Cole and Tazz at ringside. Booker starts things off, trading blows with Danny Basham. Booker knocks him down in the corner, and starts stomping a mud hole in him. Danny is then tossed from the ring. Eddie Guerrero knocks down a Basham, as we come back from break. Eddie takes the fight to the outside, only to get double teamed back in the ring. JBL is a heel, we get it, WWE doesn't have to ruin a good match by having him talk over it. Booker T hits a single flapjack. Booker is able to tag out, and Eddie takes it to Danny. Doug jumps in, but Eddie is able to pull off the dual arm drag-head scissors. Booker T jumps in, and sets Danny up for the axe kick. Booker tries to shoot off the ropes, but is accidentally low-bridged by his teammate. Eddie hits the three amigos on Doug, but Booker jumps and starts to argue with Eddie. Doug knocks Eddie into Booker, and rolls up Eddie to score the win. JBL enters the ring and hits the Clothesline from Hell on Eddie, and then on Booker T.

Winner via pin fall: The Basham Brothers.

It's time for the Kurt Angle Invitational! Angle comes to the ring with Luther Reigns, Mark Jindrak, and a host of armed guards.

Match #4 - Kurt Angle vs. Sebastian from Richmond

The over/under on this match is 30 seconds. Angle offers his hand for a shake, and Angle cheap shots the guy. Angle beats the tar out of the hometown boy, and then hits the Angle slam. He immediately follows with the ankle lock, and Sebastian taps. I hope you took the under. Oh, and Angle actually wore his gold medal from Atlanta, tonight, not the fake ones he usually wears.

Winner via submission: Kurt Angle

Angle the grabs the stick, and asks Joy to come to the ring. Angle wants her to come to the ring, because she was embarrassed last week. Angle gives her his word that nothing will happen. Luther apologizes for embarrassing her last week. Reigns then gives us his sob story about not having friends, family, etc. Reigns offers to take her to dinner. Joy thanks him for the apology, but says she already has plans with Big Show. Angle restrains his boy. Angle can't believe she turned down Luther for the Big Show. There's a joke here, but I'll let everyone use his or her imaginations. Luther asks her again, and Big Show comes to the ring. Reigns pushes Show into the corner, but he fights out and cleans house. Show hits a double clothesline, and Angle pulls his boys from the ring. Show grabs the mike and challenges all three to take him right now. Angle accepts, but then stops short of the ring. All three men head to the back.

Smackdown takes a look back at the trip to Iraq.

Tough Enough time. This segment is pointless, unless you count Hardcore Holly getting seduced by all three contestants. I guess he's still being punished for the stunt pulled with Renee Dupree. Holly does break character, though, and starts to crack up laughing. I, on the other hand, feel nauseous. I will admit that I was excited when Tough Enough was returning, but a lot of things look good on paper, like invading Russia in the winter. Mike Mizanin ends up 'winning'. Hardcore Holly then punks Al Snow for making him take part in this nonsense.

Dawn Marie is in the ring to show up Miss Jackie. Dawn disrobes and asks the crowd who is sexier. Miss Jackie storms the ring, and a catfight ensues. Refs hit the ring to separate the two. Teddy Long comes out to stop the madness. He tells the two that they will face each other at Armageddon with Charlie Haas as the guest referee.

Match #5 - JBL and Orlando Jordan w/ Amy Weber vs. The Undertaker

Undertaker and Jordan start off the match. The Dead Man dominates Jordan with a shoulder knock down. Jordan kicks 'Taker, with no effect. Undertaker falls to the outside. JBL stalks him, but Undertaker catches him in the act, and whips him into the ring steps. Jordan is tossed back into the ring. Taker goes old school, clubbing Jordan to the mat. JBL hops in, but Undertaker drops him on the turnbuckle. JBL retreats into the corner, and then tosses Jordan onto the champ. After the break, Undertaker continues to work over Jordan. Jordan gets caught with a side slam, but JBL makes the save to break up the pin. Undertaker attacks JBL on the apron, and then hits a guillotine leg drop. Undertaker takes out Jordan with a flying forearm, and then sets up the last ride. JBL saves his partner with a big boot, and then finally tags in. Undertaker locks in a leg bar, and Jordan jumps in and breaks the hold. Jordan tags back in, and tries to work over the Dead man in the corner. Undertaker fights out of a suplex, and hits a DDT coming off the ropes. Both men are down, but Jordan is able to tag in JBL. The champ is whipped into the corner, and bounces into a big boot. Undertaker goes for a dual choke slam, but is cut down by a low blow from JBL. The ref calls for the bell.

Winner via DQ: The Undertaker

JBL and Jordan team up to beat on 'Taker. The Dead Man hits a dual clothesline, and follows with a choke slam for Jordan. The Bashams hit the ring, and are disposed of. JBL nails a big boot, and then the clothesline from hell. Undertaker sits up, as JBL is tossed his title. The belt shot puts 'Taker down, and the Bashams attack. Jordan joins in. JBL calls them off, and taunts Undertaker as the show goes off the air.


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