» On Friday, August 20, 2004 at 12:21 AM EST Full WWE SmackDown Results - 8/19/04
Taped From: Hamilton, Ontario
Commentators: Michael Cole & Tazz
Report by: L. Anne Carrington of WrestleView.com
Four days removed from Summerslam, tonight’s Smackdown opened with JBL coming out, being assisted by his Chief of Staff, Orlando Jordan, wearing a massive neck brace with his 10 gallon hat placed above his head It took him and Jordan a while to reach the ring; Jordan told him that “you really don’t have to do this if you don’t want to,” but JBL insisted in going into the ring to say what he had to say. JBL addressed not pinning the Undertaker much to his dismay but that was all the Taker’s fault. He then went on to complain about the pain he was in, including a massive headache, and then he had to “deal with inferior Canadian hospitals. He also accused the Undertaker of not passing the torch and said, "the Undertaker is very mean,“ and that Taker was “the face of all evil.” He then complained about being slammed into the car and the pain, but of the heat of the hood which burned him. He said the Undertaker would never get a rematch and would never be WWE champion again.
JBL then put down Canada for not going to Iraq and got more heat. Undertaker then came out to the biggest pop of the night. JBL escaped from the ring, limping away with help from Jordan, and the Undertaker was left with the belt in the ring.
This was the longest promo of the entire night, going a little over 15 minutes.
Match #1: Cruiserweight Championship: Scotty 2 Hotty vs. Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley
The match started off with Scotty pinned in one corner of the ring, but started out strong from there, slamming Spike at least four times to the mat, choking him with one of the ropes, skinning the cat and then slamming Spike to the mat one more time after Spike had been put back into the ring by the Dudleys. Scotty then went for the Worm, but while the referee was distracted by D-Von, Bubba worked on beating Scotty. Spike then went for the cover, but Scotty kicked out at two counts.
Spike then put Scotty into the turnbuckle and then went off the top rope with a boot to the nose of Scotty. Once up again, Scotty then went into the ropes, then side slammed Spike for the cover; Spike kicked out. Scotty put an elbow to Spike, Spike went for the mat and Scotty covered, but Spike was pulled out of the pin by Bubba. After some distraction and a quick counter by Spike he finished it with the Dudley Dog for the win.
After the match, all three Dudleys attacked Scotty, with Spike nailing Scotty in the head with the Cruiserweight belt.
Winner and still Cruiserweight Champion: Spike Dudley
Highlights included the celebration of the youngest champion, Randy Orton, the Orton vs. Benoit Championship rematch, and the beat down on Orton by the other members of Evolution.
Tazz and Cole announced that the second match of the Best of Five for the US Title will be held next week on Smackdown from Fresno, CA. Behind them, a large sign also appeared that stated in bold letters, HEIDENREICH NEXT WEEK.
Backstage, Josh Matthews interviewed John Cena. This was also to plug next week's second match between Cena and Booker T. Cena promised that he will be 2-0 against Booker next week, and that “The Champ is here!“
Spike then showed up and got involved, saying that Cena had no gold to back his words. Cena then mocked Spike, then made fun of him, saying that “Dennis the Menace has finally grown up.” He also told Spike that Spike needed to go get some glasses, because “you can’t see me.” Spike then landed a low blow on Cena, which then led to a beatdown by all three Dudleys, ending the segment with Spike saying, "Can you see me now, John?"
Match #2: Tag Team Champions Billy Kidman and Paul London vs. Chavo Guerrero and Jamie Noble
This was a non-title match.
Starting out with London and Noble, the match commenced with London putting a drop toe hold to Noble, a few reversals, then a hiptoss by London, followed by a dropkick to Noble. London then covered for the pin; Noble kicked out.
London and Noble displayed more impressive technical wrestling and counter wrestling; London then put down both Noble and Chavo before Chavo took control. Chavo missed a weak looking springing leg drop. Kidman was then tagged into the match, pulling off a fireman's carry into a neckbreaker on Noble. Kidman then went up to the top rope to attempt the Shooting Star Press, but was knocked out of the ring. Chavo then scored the pin after reversing a pinfall attempt by London and by holding the ropes.
Winners: Chavo Guerrero and Jamie Noble
Backstage, GM Teddy Long ran into referee Brian Hebner and had him go find and tell both John Cena and the Dudleys that if they can fight backstage, then they can fight it out in the ring and that there will be a match tonight between Cena and “The Dudley.”
Eddie Guerrero came to the ring to a massive pop. He called out Kurt Angle, saying that they had unfinished business, and though he knew that Kurt beat him at Summerslam, but Eddie beat him at Wrestlemania XX, so there needed to be a tiebreaker match to determine who the best wrestler was.
Kurt then came out, dressed to compete, asking if beating Eddie at Summerslam wasn’t enough and if the fans wanted a rematch tonight--which got pops. Kurt then said he came “looking for some action,” but refused a rematch between himself and Eddie. Angle then said that he was indeed the better wrestler and didn’t need to compete again.
Eddie agreed that he was outwrestled for the first time he can remember, but said though he doesn’t like Angle nor ever will, he respects Angle and says that they are the only two that love the business. He wanted to shake Kurt's hand but Kurt said you can't trust a cheat and liar. After some more convincing from Eddie, Angle agreed, and after the handshake of sorts took place, Eddie attacked Angle, leading to Luther storming to the ring. Before the two were able to take on Eddie, Rey Mysterio came into the ring and took out both Luther and Angle.
Match #2: John Cena vs. D-Von Dudley
US Champion Booker T. joined Tazz and Cole to commentate on this match.
D-Von was attacked by Cena and put into one corner of the ring. Cena then put some blows to D-Von, which sent D-Von to the mat. Cena covered, but D-Von kicked out. Cena then went for a second cover, D-Von kicked out again.
Cena then put D-Von into the ropes, and D-Von reversed to put Cena to the mat for the cover. Cena kicked out, then put more blows and a forearm to D-Von, sending D-Von to the mat this time. Cena covered; kickout by D-Von.
Cena put a body drop to D-Von, then the five-knuckle shuffle. He went for another cover, which D-Von kicked out of. Cena knocked Bubba off the apron, then put a right hand to D-Von, before finishing with the FU and pinning D-Von for the win.
Winner: John Cena
Cena told Booker T. that Booker has something that belongs to Cena and that Booker had been hanging on to Cena’s jewelry way too long. He will let Booker breathe tonight, but next week, Cena will mean serious business, because “The Champ is Here.”
In honor of the fifth anniversary of Smackdown, a throwback clip of the show’s debut on August 26, 1999 showed highlights of the HHH/Rock match with HBK as guest referee. The season premiere and the fifth anniversary special of Smackdown will be on September 23.
Match #3: RVD vs. Rene Dupree
On the way to the ring, Fifi got loose from Dupree and actually ran away!
Both started off with pinning moves back and forth, then Dupree took control and worked on submission holds on RVD. RVD countered with a heel kick and a super kick, which led to a running moonsault. A German suplex by RVD on Dupree, RVD went for the cover; Dupree kicked out.. RVD then went for the rolling thunder but Dupree got his legs up. After some brief offense by Dupree, RVD went to the top, but was caught by Dupree in a superplex. Dupree then did the French Tickler, which allowed RVD to recover and end the match with the Five Star Frog Splash.
RVD was attacked by Kenzo Suzuki. After some brawling moves Suzuki put a claw on RVD and then threw him backwards into the mat. Quite a surprise, since no one seemed to know what Kenzo had against RVD.
Backstage, Teddy Long went into a control room, handing a videotape to a female working there and asked her to give him a “holla holla holla.” She did, albeit halfheartedly.
Outside in the ring shortly after, Long said since becoming GM, his goal was to make Smackdown one of the biggest events of all time, and that it will become bigger all the time, being he just resigned a talent. A promo of the Big Show was then shown, featuring moments from years past. He also announced the Eddie/Rey vs. the Angle/Luther match, and it would start right now. Eddie and Rey then made their way to the ring together in Eddie’s lowrider.
Match #4: Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle and Luther Reigns
The match began with Luther beating down on Eddie. Eddie regained control and brought in Rey. Eddie picked up Rey in what appeared to be an atomic drop and threw him into Luther so that Mysterio hit a drop kick. Luther quickly regained control of Rey and Luther got out of the ring.
Angle got in some brief offense in, then Rey took control with a head scissors. Eddie was then tagged in and quickly laid blows upon Angle. Eddie went for his three suplex combo, but was blocked from the third by Luther. Luther came in, did some kicks and tagged in Angle. Angle then began to work on Eddie's leg. Luther did the same, with Eddie selling the leg lock very well. The work on Eddie’s leg went on some more, until Angle went with the overhead belly to belly suplex. Angle and Eddie eventually collided heads, which allowed Rey into the match.
Rey hit with the head scissors, flying sitdown and another flying move before the referee was taken out by Luther accidentally. Rey then hit a 619 on Angle, who was outside of the ring. Rey then set Luther up for the regular 619 but as he spun, Angle struck him with a steel chair. Eddie also found a chair and chased out Angle to the back.
In the ring, Luther went for the powerbomb, but Eddie returned in time to hit the low blow on Luther. Rey tagged in Eddie, and Eddie hit three suplexes. Rey then hit the 619 again, allowing Eddie to hit the frog splash for the pin.
Winners: Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio
Kurt returned out and has a bucket of white paint, which he poured on Eddie's lowrider. Eddie then chased Kurt to the back again, and appeared very irate as the show went off the air.
POST SHOW NOTES:
The diva segment of Torrie, Jackie and Norma Lee (whoever she is) coming out and shooting T-shirts was not shown on tonight’s show.
Could Chavo and Noble possibly be the next “thrown together” tag team to become future Tag Team Champions? If Haas and Rico, then London and Kidman, could do it, why not them?
The 1,000,000 Tough Enough is coming to Smackdown! Tapes for those interested in competing are due in no later than September 8. The winner of this competition will get a $1,000,000 contract with WWE. I just hope this goes better than the god-awful Diva Search on Raw.
Big Show returns at last! What role does GM Long have in mind for him upon that return?
Question of the Week: What is Suzuki's issue with RVD?