Smackdown: A bloody end to the Show
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
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
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
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
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
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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