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Smackdown: A bloody end to the Show
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling


With Smackdown! emanating from Montreal tonight I will officially set the over/under for "You screwed Bret" chants at four and a half. While we're on this subject, I'd like to officially throw in my two cents and say, GET OVER IT, CANADIANS! This happened seven years ago; let it go ... Here's some advice, you let it go, Vince will stop rubbing your collective face in it. With that being said, on to the show.

Teddy Long kicks off the show from in the ring. He is setting the record straight, concerning the events of last week. Kurt Angle played everyone on Smackdown! Long says when Angle arrives, he will come to the ring alone, and apologize to Joy. If he doesn't, he will be removed from the title match at the Royal Rumble, and he will not get another title shot in 2005. Long has also guaranteed that Angle will not be touched before he issues his apology, after that all bets are off.

Match #1 - Eddie Guerrero and Booker T vs. The Basham Brothers w/ Orlando Jordan - WWE Tag Team Championship Match

Booker T starts off by locking up with Danny. Booker blocks a hip toss, and responds with a series of chops. Guerrero tags in and stomps Danny into the corner. Eddie then knocks Doug off the apron, and tags in Booker T. A delayed knee drop connects to the temple of Danny, but he responds with a knee to the gut, and tags in his brother. Eddie sends Doug to the mat with a drop kick. Eddie turns a reverse arm bar into a key lock. Doug counters, and Eddie kicks out of a pin. Book tags back in, and knocks Doug down with a kick. Eddie tags back in and pulls out the airplane spin before dumping Doug to the mat. Eddie picks Doug up, and Booker T hit a heel kick, but Danny saves the match. Booker T and Guerrero fly over the top rope to take out the Bashams on the outside. We return to break with Eddie chopping away at Doug in the corner. Danny tags in and is greeted with a drop toehold. Danny is then met with a kick from Booker, but Doug breaks the pin to save the match. With the ref distracted the Bashams switch, and Danny lays out Booker with a clothesline. Booker is then tossed to the outside, where Doug throws him into the ring post. Orlando Jordan gets in on the fun by choking Booker on the apron. Danny locks in a full nelson on Booker. He powers out with elbows, but Danny hits a scoop power slam, and tags in Doug. Another full nelson is locked on. On the apron, Eddie unties the tag rope from the turnbuckle, to move closer to Booker. Referee Nick Patrick doesn't find it amusing, and gets Eddie back to the corner. Another full nelson on Booker, but Booker powers out and hits a reverse heel kick. Doug runs across the ring, and knocks Eddie off the apron. Booker powers out of another submission hold, and nails Doug with a spine buster as Doug shoots of the ropes. Guerrero tags in and hits a head scissors and a drop kick on Doug. He then follows up with the arm drag/head scissors on Doug and Danny. Guerrero pulls on the "three amigos" on Doug, before pulling Jordan into the ring. Doug grabs the tag team belt, but Eddie counters and nails Doug with it. Patrick catches him with the belt, and despite Guerrero's pleading, Patrick disqualifies Eddie and Booker.

Winner via DQ: The Basham Brothers

After the match, Booker T and Eddie argue. Eddie leaves the ring, and Booker is jumped by Danny Basham and Orlando Jordan. Guerrero comes back down the ramp to help his partner. After a spin-a-rooni by Booker, Eddie hits the frog splash.

Josh Matthews approached JBL at his request. JBL says he may have done some questionable things in his life, but that was business. Kurt Angle crossed the line by kidnapping Joy. JBL says he will get his hands on Angle, and the way people perceive him will be changed.

Big Show is also backstage, waiting for Kurt Angle. He sends Joy away because it isn't safe for her to be around. Show pulls up a chair and waits.

Match #2 - Scotty II Hotty vs. Akio - Royal Rumble Qualifying Match

I was going to make fun of Scotty, but then I found out he had a cancer scare. It turned out to be benign, so Scotty is back and healthy. I'll spare you the details of this match, and just say WWE is letting Scotty head off to the Rumble as a welcome back gift.

Winner via pin fall: Scotty II Hotty

Matthews interviews John Cena, decked out in old school Canadiens gear, about his chance to qualify for the Rumble.

Teddy Long tries to interrupts the "Angle watch" by Show. Long tells him that he hope that Show doesn't do anything he'll regret. Show says he won't regret anything his does.

Carlito Caribbean Cool is still stumping for signatures to get Teddy Long fired. What are you people doing!!! If Teddy Long is fired, and Steph McMahon returns, there will be hell to pay! Hell, I say, HELL! Carlito enters the ring, and says Long is responsible for Joy being kidnapped, and for all the other bad things that have happened on Smackdown! Heidenreich interrupts CCC and makes his way to the ring. Heidenreich signs the petition, and says he wants Long gone too. He re-affirms his position on hating caskets, when the lights go out. The bell tolls, and the ring turns purple, but the Undertaker appears on the video screen. The Undertaker tells Heidenreich his time is up, and opens a casket, with Heidenreich in it. Heidenreich freaks out.

The vigil continues and Show springs into action as the door opens, but it's only a couple of Divas. And they haven't seen Angle.

Match #3 - John Cena vs. Renee Dupree - Royal Rumble Qualifying Match

Cena stalks Dupree and the two lock up. Dupree shoots off the ropes, and hits a shoulder block. Cena reverse a side headlock, and then knocks Dupree out of the ring with a shoulder block. He follows Dupree and hits a back body drop. Dupree then knocks Cena from the ring, and nails a standing drop kick outside the ring. Cena rolls up Dupree in a small package for a near fall. Dupree tries a sunset flip, but Cena drops on him for another near fall. Cena powers out of submission, and then counters a bull dog with a flapjack. Cena lays out Dupree with a series of punches, and then a clothesline. Cena nails a modified spinning side slam, but Dupree rolls away from the five-knuckle shuffle. Cena answers back with a DDT, and then another five-knuckle shuffle. Cena sets up Dupree and drops an F-U. Cena covers for the win.

Winner via pin fall: John Cena

After the match, Kenzo Suzuki ambushes Cena in the ring. Suzuki decimates the U.S. champ and leaves him in the ring.

Big Show continues to wait. JBL approaches Show with a plan. The champ offers to team up with Show to destroy Angle, so at the Rumble it will be one on one. Show says he'll think about it.

Match #4 - Rey Mysterio vs. Chavo Guerrero - Royal Rumble Qualifying Match

Mysterio and Chavo start with a test of strength. Mysterio trips Chavo. Both men circle the ring, sizing each other up. Chavo powers out of a side headlock, but Rey catches him in the gut with a kick. Chavo catches Rey in mid move, but Rey reverses it. Chavo counters a head scissors into an inverted power bomb. Chavo is swung over the top rope, but is able to land on the apron. After the break, Chavo continues the assault on Mysterio. Chavo locks in a half nelson. Mysterio fights out, and is whipped off the ropes. Chavo kicks Rey in the back of the knee, flipping Rey head over heels. Mysterio counters with a springboard moonsault. Chavo chokes Rey on the ropes. Rey goes to work with kicks, but a back elbow slows him. Chavo gets knockers into the ropes, but Rey can't get there in time for the 619. Rey rolls through a sunset flip, and kicks Chavo in the face. Chavo counters a cross body with a drop kick, but Chavo cannot get the pin. A drop toehold sets Chavo up for the 619, but Chavo ducks it. A head scissors sends Chavo into the ropes again. This time Rey hits the 619 and follows up with a springboard into a splash. Mysterio covers for the win.

Winner via pin fall: Rey Mysterio

RAW Rebound time and you know what that means, check out Nick Tylwalk's report here.

A disturbance in the crowd turns out to be Kurt Angle heading to the ring. Looks like he outsmarted Show.

Angle grabs a mike and asks Joy to come to the ring. Angle pulls out a written statement and reads in aloud. Angle says it's his competitive spirit that drove him to abducting her. Joy doesn't look happy with Kurt's backhanded apology. Angle then calls out Show and says he is ready to face the music. Angle readies himself for a beating, but scurries out of the ring when Big Show enters. Angle decides to retreat up the ramp, and says he'll see Show at the Rumble, when JBL's music hits. The entire cabinet walks out on stage. JBL tells Angle to shut up, and the cabinet walks down the ramp. JBL and Angle stand toe to toe, and both men smile at each other and shake hands. Angle calls out Jindrak and Reigns, and all seven men surround the ring. Big Show rebuffs the Bashams' attack, and then take out Jindrak and Reigns. Show calls for more, and all seven men hit the ring, and beat down Big Show. The giant explodes, scattering everyone around the ring. Show goes for a dual choke slam, but is cut off with a low blow. JBL grabs a chair, and smacks it over Show's head. Jindrak and Reigns hold Show as Angle and JBL work him over. Show is then hit with the ring steps, and is busted opened. Big Show spills from the ring, and JBL and Angle survey their work as the show goes off the air.


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    Dale Plummer has been writing for SLAM! Wrestling since 2003. You can reach Dale at Dplummer627@yahoo.com to flame him to a crisp for his opening comments.