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1999

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4/29/99 on UPN:

The Blue Blazer pinned Val Venis at 2:19 The Big Show pinned Test in 47 seconds D-Lo Brown defeated Droz via disqualification at 3:16 WWF Tag Team Champions Kane & X-Pac defeated the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn at 7:00 when X-Pac pinned Gunn Ken Shamrock defeated Bradshaw via KO in a streetfight at 4:05 Mankind defeated the Big Bossman at 1:35 with the Mandible Claw WWF World Champion Steve Austin & the Rock fought the Undertaker & Triple H to a no contest at 5:00

Taped 8/24/99; Kansas City, MO; Kemper Arena Series premiere - 8/26/99 on UPN - featured Jim Ross, wearing a thin cast on his broken arm, & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included an opening segment in which the new WWF World Champion Triple H, along with Chyna, came out and cut a promo on his reaching the top of the industry, despite being told he would never do it; moments later, the Rock came interrupted and said he would beat Triple H and take the title later that night; after Triple H rejected the challenge, WWF Commissioner Shawn Michaels came out, made the match official, and made himself the guest referee for the bout; moments later, Shane McMahon came out and, as owner of the WWF, made himself the second guest referee; Michaels said that wouldn't be possible because Shane would be facing Mankind later in the night; Mankind then came out, with a brawl taking place in which Rock & Mankind cleared the ring of Triple H, Shane, and the Mean Street Posse; included Howard Finkel coming to the ring to the Ultimate Warrior's music, stealing the microphone from ring announcer Tony Chimel, and beginning to give ring introductions - only for Chimel to tackle him and send him to the floor; moments later, Chris Jericho came out and helped Finkel to his feet; as Ken Shamrock came out for his scheduled match against Val Venis, he and Jericho had an altercation in the aisle; Jericho then sent Finkel down to confront Shamrock and, while Shamrock was distracted, Jericho hit Shamrock in the back with a steel chair; moments later, Shamrock ran backstage to find Jericho; later in the show, Jericho sped off out of the arena while Shamrock grabbed Finkel, eventually letting him go after it was implied Finkel had soiled his pants; featured Michael Cole conducting a pre-taped sit-down interview with an injured Steve Austin in which Austin talked about his leg injury and coming back to the ring to face Triple H: Billy Gunn pinned WWF IC Champion Jeff Jarrett (w/ Miss Kitty & Debra) in a non-title match at 2:54 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Chyna came ringside and accidentally broke Jarrett's guitar over Debra when she attempted to hit Miss Kitty; after the bout, Gunn attempted to moon Chyna but she hit a low blow on him from behind before he could WWF Tag Team Champions the Undertaker & the Big Show (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated X-Pac & Kane and the Acolytes at 3:47 when Show pinned X-Pac with the chokeslam; the Undertaker did guest commentary for the bout and made Show defend the titles by himself in a showing of tough love The Big Bossman pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Al Snow to win the title at 2:20 after hitting Snow in the head with the nightstick as Snow went for Pepper the dog, who was on the commentary table; prior to the bout, Bossman came out and told Snow that he would give Pepper back if Snow gave him a title shot however, after the bout, Bossman took Pepper with him while Snow was still knocked out The Road Dogg defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification at 4:31 after Jericho powerbombed his opponent through a table set up in the ring; after the bout, Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho until a number of officials made him break it, then briefly reapplied the hold before leaving the ring (Jericho's TV wrestling debut) Shane McMahon pinned Mankind at around the 3:30 mark after Triple H came ringside and hit Mankind in the leg with a steel chair, while the Mandible Claw was applied, as Chyna distracted the referee; prior to the bout, Stephanie McMahon came to the ring and asked Test to come out so she could give him an answer to his marriage proposal; after Test came to the ring, he got down on one knee and asked a second time, with Stephanie saying yes; moments later, Shane McMahon & the Mean Street Posse attacked Test until Mankind made the save with a steel chair; Mankind then grabbed the microphone, told Shane to leave Test and Stephanie alone, and then said that his match with Shane would begin right then and there; to get Shane to agree to the match, Mankind offered Shane one free shot with the steel chair; during the bout, Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco, Test, and Stephanie McMahon battled with the Mean Street Posse into the crowd Tori defeated WWF Women's Champion Ivory in a non-title Evening Gown match at the 58-second mark; prior to the bout, Tori attempted to come out in nothing but a thong but a number of officials and referees wouldn't allow her to; she eventually came out wearing Tony Garea's shirt after he took it off for her to put on; after the bout, Tori further attacked Ivory until Luna came out to restrain her, as Ivory ran backstage WWF World Champion Triple H pinned the Rock at 9:43 with the Pedigree after guest referee Shawn Michaels hit the superkick on the challenger as he attempted the People's Elbow; early in the bout, Michaels ejected Chyna from ringside for hitting a low blow on Rock while on the floor; Shane McMahon came out moments later; after the bout, Triple H, Michaels, Shane, and Chyna embraced in the ring (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

Taped 8/31/99; Worcester, MA; Centrum 9/2/99: Chyna pinned Billy Gunn after Triple H interfered and hit the Pedigree on Gunn; due to prematch stipulations, Chyna became the #1 contender to the IC title Tony Chimel defeated Howard Finkel in a tuxedo match; if Finkel had won, he would have regained his ring announcing job X-Pac fought Chris Jericho to a no contest when the Big Show, Ken Shamrock, and the Undertaker interfered WWF World Champion Triple H pinned Gillberg with the Pedigree WWF Tag Team Champion the Rock fought WWF Tag Team Champion Mankind to a no contest when Shane McMahon, Triple H, and Chyna interfered; Shane took over the officiating role after the original referee was knocked out; the winner of this bout would have earned the #1 contender spot to the world title Ken Shamrock defeated Val Venis via submission to the ankle lock; after the match, Shamrock was attacked backstage by Chris Jericho and Howard Finkel while Steve Blackman attacked Venis inside the ring Hardcore & Crash Holly, Viscera & Mideon, the Acolytes, Matt & Jeff Hardy, Edge & Christian, Albert & Droz, and Stevie Richards & the Blue Meanie fought to a no contest in a tag team elimination match when the Dudley Boyz interfered and hit the remaining two teams with 2X4s; order of elimination: Viscera & Mideon (Hollys), Albert & Droz (Hollys), Hollys (Matt Hardy), Hardyz (Bradshaw Clothesline from Hell off the top), Richards & Meanie (Acolytes), Edge & Christian and the Acolytes are the final two teams WWF Tag Team Champions the Rock & Mankind defeated WWF World Champion Triple H & Shane McMahon when the Rock pinned Triple H with the Rock Bottom and People's Elbow after Billy Gunn interfered and hit the Fameasser on the world champion

Taped 9/7/99; Albany, NY; Pepsi Arena 9/9/99: Davey Boy Smith pinned WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman to win the title after hitting the champion with Bossman's own nightstick (Smith's return match after a 2 year absence); after the match, Smith gave the title to Al Snow Edge & Christian (w/ Steven Richards) defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Gangrel) when Edge scored the pin with a sidewalk slam; Kane destroyed the Hardyz & Gangrel after the match and cut a promo on Triple H Hardcore Holly (w/ Crash Holly) fought Chyna to a no contest after Jeff Jarrett, Billy Gunn, and Crash interfered Bradshaw (w/ Farooq) defeated Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley) via disqualification when D-Von interfered; the two teams had to be held apart after the match WWF World Champion Triple H (w/ Chyna) pinned Kane with the Pedigree after Chyna hit Kane with the slegdehammer Chris Jericho fought Ken Shamrock to a no contest when the two brawled on the ramp before the actual match began The Undertaker & the Big Show defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Mankind & the Rock to win the titles in a Buried Alive match after Triple H attacked the Big Show from behind with a sledgehammer and then buried Mankind in the grave; after the match, Steve Austin locked Triple H in an ambulance and then repeatedly hit the ambulance with a semi truck outside the arena

Taped 9/14/99; Las Vegas, NV; Thomas & Mack Center 9/16/99: Shane McMahon pinned Joey Abs (w/ Rodney, Pete Gas, & Terri Runnels) when Shawn Stasiak took over as the official after the referee, Gerald Brisco, had been knocked out WWF European Champion Mark Henry pinned Steve Blackman after Val Venis interfered and hit Blackman with his own kendo stick Curtis Hughes (w/ Chris Jericho) defeated Ken Shamrock via disqualification when the special referee, El Dopo (Howard Finkel under a mask), stopped the match The Undertaker won a 5-man Royal Rumble match by last eliminating both the Rock and the Big Show; other participants included Kane and Mankind Billy Gunn & Chyna defeated Hardcore & Crash Holly when Gunn pinned Crash with the Fameasser; after the match, Jeff Jarrett knocked Chyna out with a frying pan and put an apron on her Al Snow defeated the Big Bossman in a Pepper on a Pole match, with the remains of Snow's dog at stake WWF IC Champion Jeff Jarrett (w/ Miss Kitty & Debra) fought Test to a no contest when the Mean Street Posse, Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson, Shawn Stasiak, and Shane & Stephanie McMahon interfered Vince McMahon pinned WWF World Champion Triple H to win the title in an impromptu match at 8:53 after Steve Austin interfered, hit the Stunner on Chyna, and the champion, and laid McMahon on top for the win; prior to the decision, there was interference from Linda McMahon, Chyna, Gerald Brisco, and Pat Patterson; Shane McMahon was the guest referee for the bout

Taped 9/21/99; Dallas, TX; Reunion Arena 9/23/99 The Big Show defeated Triple H in a Chokeslam match; Triple H 0-1 X-Pac defeated WWF European Champion Mark Henry via count-out when Henry and D-Lo Brown began brawling at ringside Triple H defeated Kane in an Inferno match after Mideon and Viscera attacked Kane at ringside after brutally attacking X-Pac backstage; Triple H 1-1 The Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Rock & Mankind to win the titles after Gunn hit the Fameasser on Mankind Mideon & Viscera (sub. for the Undertaker) defeated Triple H in a Casket match; Triple H 1-2 Hardcore Holly (w/ Crash Holly) pinned Al Snow with the Hollycaust after the Big Bossman distracted Snow from ringside Triple H defeated Mankind in a Boiler Room Brawl; Triple H 2-2 Chris Jericho (w/ Curtis Hughes) defeated Ken Shamrock in a First Blood Match after hitting him with a hockey stick and causing Shamrock to cough up blood (Shamrock's last appearance) Triple H pinned the Rock in a Brahma Bull Strap Match following the Pedigree after guest referee, Davey Boy Smith, hit the running powerslam on the Rock; Triple H 3-2, therefore earning a spot in the 6-Pack Challenge at Unforgiven

Taped 9/28/99; Richmond, VA; Coliseum 9/30/99: The Road Dogg (w/ Billy Gunn) fought Chris Jericho to a no contest when Curtis Hughes and the Hollys interfered Edge & Christian defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Gangrel) following a double superplex on one of the Hardyz; 1st match in the TIT series The Big Show fought WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown to a no contest in a non-title match when Droz and Prince Albert interfered; Mark Henry made the save for D-Lo after the match X-Pac & Kane defeated the Dudley Boyz and the Acolytes in an elimination match when Kane pinned D-Von Dudley with the chokeslam; the Acolytes were eliminated earlier after Farooq pushed the referee Davey Boy Smith fought WWF World Champion Triple H to a no contest when guest referee, the Rock, refused to make the pinfall on either man and ended up giving both participants the People's Elbow; after the match, Smith attacked the Rock while Steve Austin attacked the champion

Taped 10/5/99; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum 10/7/99: X-Pac & Kane defeated Viscera & Mideon at 2:41 when Kane pinned Mideon with the chokeslam; the Acolytes came through the crowd and attacked X-Pac & Kane after the match Hardcore Holly (w/ Crash Holly) pinned the Road Dogg (w/ Billy Gunn) at 5:14; Gunn & Road Dogg fought off the Hollys after the match Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Edge & Christian at 6:12 in a Texas Tornado match following the Swanton Bomb by Jeff; this was the 3rd bout in the TIT Best of 7 series WWF Women's Champion Ivory defeated Miss Kitty in a mud wrestling match; after the match, Chyna tossed Jeff Jarrett into the mud, where he was attacked by Mae Young and the Fabulous Moolah Mankind fought Davey Boy Smith to a no contest at around the 6:15 mark when the two brawled into the crowd The Big Show defeated the Big Bossman via disqualification at 2:25 when Bossman used his nightstick as a weapon to avoid the chokeslam; after the match, Show hit the chokeslam on Bossman; the bout was originally taped for Sunday Night Heat but was shown on Smackdown!, replacing the scheduled Droz / D-Lo match The Rock pinned Val Venis with the Rock Bottom at 10:14

Taped 10/12/99; Birmingham, AL 10/14/99: The Acolytes defeated Kane in a handicap match; X-Pac made the save with a chair after the bout Chris Jericho pinned Curtis Hughes after hitting him with a chair The Big Bossman defeated WWF Hardcore Champion Al Snow and the Big Show to win the title by pinning Snow following a chokeslam by Show; Bossman attacked Show with a nightstick and gained the pinfall Val Venis pinned Stevie Richards (dressed as Dude Love) with the Money Shot Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Gangrel) defeated Edge & Christian in Match #5 of the TIT when Jeff pinned Edge; Christian had Matt pinned as well but they were the illegal men in the ring The Godfather pinned Mideion (w/ Viscera) with the Pimp Drop; Viscera attacked Godfather after the match Mankind & the Rock defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn to win the titles when Mankind pinned Gunn after Hardcore Holly interfered behind the referee's back and hit Gunn with the title belt following the Fameasser on Mankind (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

Taped 10/19/99; Louisville, KY; Freedom Hall 10/21/99 - included Mankind cutting an in-ring promo to begin the show in which he made mention of his book, Have a Nice Day, saying it was the greatest thing he ever did; moments later, Mankind did a sit-in to get Vince McMahon's attention and, after Vince came out, Mankind said he wanted a title shot and wanted to beat the Rock in order to earn it; the Rock then came out and accepted the challenge; after Mankind left the ring, Rock confronted Vince and said that if he was wrestling tonight, Steve Austin should be wrestling as well; when Vince said no one had challenged Austin, Val Venis came out and did so; Austin came out, accepted the challenge, and sent Venis out of the ring as Vince and Rock left ringside; featured footage of Mark Henry at his 5th sex therapist in which his therapist was revealed to be the Godfather, with Godfather telling Henry there was absolutely nothing wrong with him: Test, Edge & Christian defeated Davey Boy Smith, Joey Abs, Rodney, & Pete Gas in a handicap match at 2:43 when Test pinned Rodney with the flying elbow drop immediately after Rodney sustained a double decker superplex from Edge & Christian; the bout was originally a one-on-one bout between Test and Smith but turned into a tag team match when Smith came out with the Mean Street Posse WWF World Champion Triple H pinned Al Snow at 4:22 with a kick to the midsection and the Pedigree after avoiding the Snow Plow Mankind fought the Rock to a no contest at 6:00 when Val Venis, who was doing guest commentary, attacked Mankind on the floor and in the ring with his own book; moments later, the Rock hit the Rock Bottom on Venis and attempted to do the same to Mankind but Triple H came out, jumped Rock from behind, and hit the Pedigree; had Mankind defeated the Rock, he would have won Rock's #1 contender spot WWF Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah fought Mae Young to a no contest at 2:57 when Ivory attacked both women; moments later, Tori, Jackie, and Luna came out and all of the women began fighting each other until referees swarmed the ring and Ivory was chased to the back WWF Tag Team Champions Hardcore & Crash Holly defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Terri) at 3:54 when Hardcore pinned Jeff with a dropkick as Jeff attempted a leap from Matt's back onto Holly in the corner; after the bout, the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn jumped the Hollys on the ramp until the champions ran backstage The Big Show fought the Big Bossman to a no contest when, as Show came out and hit three chokeslams on the fake police officer who told him his father had died Monday, Bossman escaped through the crowd before the match began The Godfather & Mark Henry defeated Viscera & Mideon at 1:30 when Henry pinned Mideon with a splash after Godfather hit the Ho Train; the bout was originally Viscera vs. Godfather but was turned into a tag team match when Mark Henry came out after everyone made their entrances Steve Austin pinned Val Venis at 9:57 with a kick to the midsection and the Stunner after avoiding a clothesline; after the bout, Triple H attacked Austin from behind, with the Rock coming out and attacking Triple H as the show came to a close

Taped 10/26/99; Springfield, MA; Civic Center 10/28/99: Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated Edge & Christian after Crash Holly, who did guest commentary for the bout along with Hardcore Holly, hit Edge with his scale; after the bout, the Hollys and Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty further attacked Edge & Christian Stevie Richards (dressed as Chyna) pinned Chris Jericho after Chyna interfered and hit Jericho with the IC title; after the bout, both Jericho and Chyna attacked Richards Davey Boy Smith (w/ the Mean Street Posse) pinned WWF European Champion D-Lo Brown to win the title with the running powerslam after Pete Gas prevented the champion from hitting the frog splash The Dudley Boyz defeated Kane & X-Pac when X-Pac turned on his partner, hit a low blow, and all of DX attacked Kane Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Terri) defeated Viscera & Mark Henry after Terri distracted Mark; after the match, Viscera attacked Henry Al Snow defeated WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman (w/ Albert) via disqualification in a non-title match after Bossman hit Snow with the title belt Mankind defeated Val Venis via submission with the Mandible Claw

Taped 11/2/99; Philadelphia, PA; First Union Center 11/4/99: Mankind & Al Snow defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Hardcore & Crash Holly to win the titles following Mankind's double arm DDT D-Lo Brown pinned Test with an inside cradle Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty following Jeff's Swanton Edge defeated WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith (w/ the Mean Street Posse) via disqualification when Joey Abs interfered; after the match, the Posse brawled with the Headbangers The Godfather pinned Chris Jericho with the Ho Train after Stevie Richards came out dressed as ho and superkicked Jericho The Big Show fought the Big Bossman to a double count-out; after the match, Show hit the chokeslam on Bossman, then a host of officials that attempted to stop him WWF World Champion Triple H, the Road Dogg, Billy Gunn, & X-Pac defeated Steve Austin, the Rock, Kane, & Shane McMahon in an elimination match; X-Pac pinned Kane with the X-Factor after Gunn hit the Fameasser; X-Pac pinned Shane with the X-Factor; the Rock pinned the Road Dogg with the Rock Bottom; Austin pinned X-Pac with the Stunner; the Rock pinned Gunn by reversing a small package; Triple H pinned the Rock with the Pedigree; Triple H pinned Austin after Vince McMahon interfered and accidentally hit Austin with the world title belt

Taped 11/9/99; Baltimore, MD; Arena 11/11/99 - featured Vince McMahon presenting guest Arnold Schwarzenegger with his own world heavyweight title belt after being named the World Box Office Champion; included a trailer for Schwarzenegger's upcoming film, "End of Days": Hardcore Holly pinned Edge with a roll up The Dudley Boyz defeated the Godfather & D-Lo Brown following the 3D Val Venis fought WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith (w/ the Mean Street Posse) to a no contest after the Posse attacked Val, which brought out Mark Henry, Steve Blackman, and Gangrel to make the save WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman pinned Farooq after Albert interfered and sprayed the challenger with mace; after the bout, Bradshaw made the save with a chair Grandmaster Sexay (w/ Scotty 2 Hotty) pinned Jeff Hardy (w/ Matt Hardy & Terri Runnels) with a reverse Russian legsweep Tori fought WWF Women's Champion Ivory to a no contest when Debra, Jackie, Luna, Terri Runnels, Mae Young, and the Fabulous Moolah interfered The Rock, Shane McMahon, Kane, & Test defeated WWF World Champion Triple H, X-Pac, & WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg in an elimination match; order of elimination: Kane fought X-Pac to a double count-out, Gunn pinned Shane with the Fameasser, Gunn was disqualified for hitting Test with a chair, Rock pinned Road Dogg with the Rock Bottom, Test pinned Triple H after the guest ring enforcer Steve Austin hit Triple H with a chair - handed to him by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who did guest commentary for the bout; moments later, Triple H went to the floor and attempted to hit Arnold but Schwarzenegger ducked and retaliated with a series of his own punches

Taped 11/16/99; Cincinnati, OH 11/18/99: Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated Edge & Christian at 4:14 when Scotty 2 Hotty pinned Christian after Grandmaster Sexay hit the top rope legdrop behind the referee's back Kurt Angle pinned Gangrel at 2:34 with the Olympic Slam WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith pinned the Godfather at 2:06 with the running powerslam moments after the Mean Street Posse attacked the challenger on the floor WWF World Champion the Big Show pinned Hardcore Holly (w/ Crash Holly) with the chokeslam at 1:30; the Big Bossman attacked the champion after the match Kane (w/ Tori) pinned Viscera with a chokeslam at 2:02 WWF Women's Champion Ivory defeated Jackie and Luna in a hardcore match by pinning Jackie at 4:35 after hitting her with a cookie sheet Chris Jericho pinned Mark Henry with a bulldog and the Lionsault at the 44-second mark WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy at 4:49 after X-Pac interfered and hit the X-Factor on Matt The Rock pinned the Big Bossman (w/ Albert) with the Rock Bottom at 3:06; the Big Show made the save for the Rock after the match; Hardcore & Crash Holly tried to attack the Rock but were met with Rock Bottoms

Taped 11/23/99; Rochester, NY 11/25/99 - Thanksgiving Day: WWF World Champion the Big Show pinned Chris Jericho with the chokeslam after Chyna interfered and twice hit the challenger with a hammer Kurt Angle pinned D-Lo Brown with the Olympic Slam Val Venis defeated WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith via disqualification after the champion hit a low blow WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman pinned Kane (w/ Tori) after Viscera and Prince Albert interfered backstage The Rock & Mankind defeated Hardcore & Crash Holly when Rock pinned Crash with the People's Elbow; due to prematch stipulations, Rock & Mankind became the #1 contenders to the tag team titles Rikishi (w/ Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty) pinned Joey Abs (w/ the Mean Street Posse) following the Rikishi Driver Jackie pinned Ivory in a Gravy Bowl match following a DDT; Miss Kitty was the referee The Godfather pinned Al Snow with the Ho Train and a roll up WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy in a steel cage match when Gunn escaped the cage; Jeff Hardy originally escaped to the floor first after being backdropped by Gunn but X-Pac put him back in the ring before the referee could notice Triple H & X-Pac defeated Test & Shane McMahon after the New Age Outlaws interfered and X-Pac hit Test with the X-Factor; after the match, Vince McMahon sent numerous WWF superstars to make the save since he was held back due to a restraining order by DX

Taped 11/30/99; Anaheim, CA; Arrowhead Pond 12/2/99: Viscera defeated Kane via count-out when Kane chased X-Pac from ringside; after the bout, Kane hit the chokeslam on Viscera The Dudley Boyz defeated Edge & Christian when D-Von pinned Edge after Edge suffered a knee injury while attempting a hurricanrana on Bubba Ray; after the bout, the Acolytes made the save against the Dudleyz WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith defeated D-Lo Brown via disqualification when Val Venis interfered and attacked the champion; after the bout, all three men continued to brawl Chris Jericho pinned Mankind with a roll up after Mankind accidentally knocked Miss Kitty off the ring apron; Kitty had come ringside with Chyna earlier in the match Kurt Angle & Steve Blackman defeated the Headbangers when Angle pinned Thrasher with a belly to belly suplex Rikishi (w/ Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty) pinned Crash Holly with the Rikishi Driver; Hardcore Holly was the guest commentator for the match The Rock pinned Al Snow with the People's Elbow; after the bout, Mankind made the save against Snow, the Road Dogg, and Billy Gunn WWF World Champion the Big Show, Matt, & Jeff Hardy (w/ Terri Runnels) defeated X-Pac & WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn when Matt pinned X-Pac with a sunset flip; after the bout, the Rock, Kane, and Mankind made the save against the Big Bossman and DX

Taped 12/7/99; Boston, MA; FleetCenter 12/9/99: WWF Tag Team Champion the Road Dogg pinned Chris Jericho with a pumphandle slam after Chyna pushed Jericho's foot off the rope during the cover The Dudley Boyz defeated Kurt Angle & Steve Blackman when Bubba Ray pinned Blackman following the 3D after Blackman and Angle collided, knocking Angle to the floor Christian defeated WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith via disqualification when the Mean Street Posse interfered; D-Lo Brown and Val Venis made the save after the match The Big Bossman & Prince Albert defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy via disqualification when the Big Show interfered and chased both Bossman and Albert out of the arena, where they escaped in a van Mankind defeated Al Snow via disqualification after Snow hit a low blow and used a chair X-Pac pinned Test with a low blow and the X-Factor The Rock pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn with the People's Elbow Kane fought Triple H to a no contest after Triple H attacked referee Earl Hebner, a number of other officials wearing Vince McMahon masks took over as referee, and Triple H attempted to leave ringside - only to be met by a masked man with a sledgehammer

Taped 12/14/99; Tallahassee, FL 12/16/99: WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned Albert (w/ the Big Bossman) after Chyna countered Bossman's interference, Jericho hit Albert with the Bossman's nightstick, and scored the win with the Lionsault Kurt Angle defeated Test via disqualification when Stephanie McMahon ordered the time keeper to ring the bell as Test was punching Angle in the corner; after the match, Stephanie lured Test to the ramp where he was attacked by DX Matt Hardy pinned Jeff Hardy with a sleeper slam X-Pac (sub. for Stephanie McMahon) pinned Tori with the X-Factor while the Mean Street Posse attacked Kane backstage Mankind pinned Al Snow in a falls count anywhere match after the Rock hit Snow with a chair backstage Edge pinned Christian with a roll over The Acolytes defeated the Mean Street Posse when Farooq pinned Rodney with a spinebuster Rikishi & Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated Viscera & Hardcore & Crash Holly when Rikishi pinned Hardcore with the Bonzai Drop WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated Gerald Brisco & Pat Patterson following Gunn's Fameasser on Brisco The Rock fought WWF World Champion the Big Show to a no contest in a lumberjack match when all the lumberjacks attacked the competitors until Mankind made the save and all three men fended off the lumberjacks with weapons; lumberjacks included: X-Pac, Billy Gunn, the Road Dogg, the Mean Street Posse, Viscera, Prince Albert, Mideon, Al Snow, Hardcore Holly, Crash Holly, Kurt Angle, and Gangrel

Taped 12/21/99; Dallas, TX 12/23/99: WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated Hardcore Holly (w/ Crash Holly) via disqualification when Crash interfered; after the bout, Chyna made the save Rikishi pinned Viscera with the Bonzai Drop Test pinned WWF Tag Team Champion the Road Dogg with the pumphandle slam and a flying elbowsmash Kurt Angle pinned Edge with the Angle Slam after Steve Blackman interfered and hit Edge with a kendo stick The Rock pinned Al Snow in a steel cage match with a spinebuster onto a chair and the People's Elbow; prematch stipulations stated that had Snow won he would have recieved a world title match on Raw WWF Women's Champion the Kat (w/ Chyna) pinned Ivory in a No DQ math after Chyna hit the Pedigree on the challenger Christian & Jeff Hardy (w/ Terri Runnels) defeated Taka Michinoku & Sho Funaki (w/ the Mean Street Posse) when Jeff pinned Funaki with the Senton; after the bout, Kaientai attacked the Posse from behind and ran off Kane pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn with the chokeslam; after the bout, Kane continued to pound on Gunn all the way backstage where he forced the Road Dogg to tell him that Tori was at the airport Mark Henry (w/ the Fabulous Moolah & Mae Young) pinned Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley) with a splash Mankind fought WWF World Champion the Big Show to a no contest when Triple H and the New Age Outlaws attacked Mankind and then both men; for the duration of the match, Triple H was locked in a cage high above the ring but later escaped

Taped 12/28/99; Richmond, VA; Coliseum 12/30/99: WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman & Albert defeated Test in a handicap match when Albert hit the scissors kick moments after Bossman hit Test with his nightstick Kurt Angle pinned Rikishi (w/ Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty) after Steve Blackman, who was handcuffed to a ringpost for the match, unlocked the cuffs, and hit Rikishi with a pair of nunchucks before locking himself back to the ringpost Jeff Hardy pinned Al Snow after Matt Hardy interfered and hit Snow with a chair Crash & Hardcore Holly defeated the Fabulous Moolah & Mae Young (w/ Harvey Wippleman & Mark Henry) when Crash pinned Mae with a powerslam The Rock pinned Kane (w/ Tori) in a no holds barred match at 5:13 with a Rock Bottom onto a steel chair after Kane accidentally hit an interfering Tori with a clothesline and was then hit in the head with the chair by Rock (The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment) Chyna (w/ WWF Women's Champion Miss Kitty) fought WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho to a draw at 3:50 when two referees each claimed the other wrestler won following a back suplex by Jericho which saw all four shoulders down for the pinfall; prior to the bout, Chyna claimed the reason she had been saving Jericho from losing the title was because she was recovering from an injury and wanted to take the title from him herself; during Jericho's entrance, he claimed the reason she had been coming ringside during his matches was because she had a crush on him; after the match, several referees came out to break up the fight between Jericho and Chyna, with Stephanie McMahon later ruling both Jericho and Chyna were co-holders of the belt (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary) Farooq (w/ Bradshaw) defeated Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley) via disqualification when the Mean Street Posse interfered and attacked Farooq as the Dudleyz attacked Bradshaw Viscera & Jackie defeated Gangrel & Luna when Viscera pinned Luna with a splash; after the bout, Luna had to be taken from ringside on a stretcher Triple H, X-Pac, & WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated WWF World Champion the Big Show in a handicap match when X-Pac made the pin following a chair shot, the Fameasser onto a chair, the Bronco Buster, and the Pedigree; the match was originally scheduled for X-Pac vs. the Big Show but Triple H changed the stipulations throughout the match, adding a 2-on-1 advantage, then 3-on-1, and finally 4-on-1.

2000

1/6/00: X-Pac defeated the Big Show via disqualification after Show shoved and hit the chokeslam on the referee Hardcore & Crash Holly defeated WWF Intercontinental Champions Chris Jericho & Chyna (w/ WWF Women's Champion the Kat) when Hardcore pinned Jericho after Chyna clotheslined her partner The Acolytes defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn via disqualification in a handicap match after the Road Dogg interfered Kane (w/ Tori) pinned WWF Tag Team Champion the Road Dogg with the chokeslam and tombstone Kurt Angle defeated the Rock via disqualification after Rock used Steve Blackman's kendo stick as a weapon Edge, Christian, & Jeff Hardy (w/ Terri Runnels & Matt Hardy) defeated Al Snow & the Dudley Boyz when Edge pinned D-Von Dudley with the Downard Spiral; after the bout, Snow attacked both Dudleyz with Head Test pinned WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman in a non-title match after interference from Albert backfired Taka Michinoku & Sho Funaki defeated the Mean Street Posse in a handicap match when Funaki pinned Rodney after Taka hit a missile dropkick Rikishi defeated WWF World Champion Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) via disqualification after the champion used the title belt as a weapon

Taped 1/11/00; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena 1/13/00: WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg defeated Bradshaw in a No DQ handicap match when Gunn pinned Bradshaw after a chair shot from Road Dogg Rikishi & Too Cool defeated Al Snow, Hardcore, & Crash Holly when Rikishi pinned Crash with the Bonzai Drop; after the bout, Snow hit both of his partners with Head and left Test defeated Gangrel (w/ Luna) via disqualification when Luna pulled the referee out of the ring; after the bout, Test hit the pumphandle slam on Luna and the flying elbow drop on Gangrel Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Terri Runnels) defeated Albert & WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman Edge & Christian defeated Kurt Angle & Steve Blackman when Edge pinned Blackman after Val Venis appeared on the OvalTron with Blackman's kendo stick WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg pinned Farooq in a No DQ handicap match; after the bout, Bradshaw made the save The Godfather & D-Lo Brown defeated the Headbangers Kane (w/ Tori) pinned WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match with the chokeslam and tombstone; after the bout, the Kat stole the IC title for Chyna WWF World Champion Triple H & X-Pac (w/ Stephanie McMahon) defeated the Rock & the Big Show when Triple H pinned the Rock with the Pedigree; the Rock worked the entire match by himself and was hit with the chokeslam by Show after the bout

Taped 1/18/00; Providence, RI; Civic Center 1/20/00: X-Pac pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Test in a non-title match with the X-Factor after the New Age Outlaws interfered; due to prematch stipulations, X-Pac earned the #30 slot in the Royal Rumble match Al Snow & Steve Blackman defeated Kurt Angle & Davey Boy Smith when Blackman pinned the Bulldog with a kick to the face off the top Matt Hardy (w/ Terri Runnels & Jeff Hardy) defeated D-Von Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray Dudley) via disqualification when Bubba interfered; after the bout, the Hardyz fought off the Dudleyz and put both men through tables The Big Bossman fought Albert to a no contest Rikishi & Too Cool defeated WWF IC Champions Chris Jericho & Chyna (w/ WWF Women's Champion the Kat) & Hardcore Holly via disqualification when Rikishi was triple-teamed; after the bout, Rikishi hit the Bonzai Drop on Chyna Viscera pinned Crash Holly with a splash Gangrel (w/ Luna) defeated Edge via count-out when Luna and the other participants in the Miss Rumble contest all attempted to seduce Edge, believing he was to be one of the judges for the competition Kane defeated the Rock and the Big Show in a lumberjack battle royal; Show eliminated Rock with a chokeslam over the top to the floor; Kane eliminated Show with a backdrop after the Rock returned to the ring and hit the Rock Bottom on Show; the lumberjacks were the 27 other participants slated for the Royal Rumble

Taped 1/25/00; Baltimore, MD; Arena 1/27/00: Al Snow defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn via disqualification after Gunn hit Snow with Steve Blackman's kendo stick; due to prematch stipulations, Snow and Blackman earned a tag team title shot against the New Age Outlaws Edge & Christian defeated the Dudley Boyz when Edge pinned D-Von with the spear; after the bout, the Dudleyz put both of their opponents through tables, leaving Edge bleeding from the mouth Viscera pinned Hardcore Holly with a Samoan Drop; after the bout, Crash and Hardcore attacked Viscera Kane (w/ Tori) fought the Big Show to a no contest when DX interfered; after the bout, Kane was tied in the ringropes and witnessed Tori revealing that she was now with X-Pac Too Cool fought the Godfather & D-Lo Brown to a no contest when all four men decided they would rather dance with the hoes; after the bout, Mark Henry and Mae Young came to the ring and Mark announced that Mae was pregnant WWF Hardcore Champion Test pinned Gangrel (w/ Luna) with the flying elbowdrop backstage Tazz defeated Rodney & Pete Gas in a handicap match after applying the Tazzmission on Pete Gas; after the bout, Kurt Angle attacked Tazz and locked him in a chokehold WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho (w/ Chyna) defeated Crash Holly (w/ Hardcore Holly) via submission with the Walls of Jericho The Rock fought Rikishi to a no contest when the referee was knocked out and the Big Show and Triple H attacked both men; after the bout, Too Cool attempted to make the save but were beaten down as well

Taped 2/1/00; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena 2/3/00 - included an opening segment in which Cactus Jack, Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko, & Perry Saturn came out, with Cactus then cutting a promo, saying his four guests wanted a chance to face the best and perform in front of the WWF fans, and noted that they just weren't old enough to succeed in WCW; moments later, Cactus asked Triple H to come out and sign their contracts or all five men would take part in a sit-down; WWF World Champion Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, X-Pac, Tori, and WWF Tag Team Champions the New Age Outlaws came out, with Triple H eventually agreeing to give them a chance at obtaining contracts, with Malenko facing X-Pac, Saturn & Guerrero facing the Outlaws, and Triple H facing Benoit; if the Radicalz won 2 out of their 3 matches, they would win contracts; moments later, Cactus said that - to make sure all the matches were fair - he would be waiting backstage with a 2x4 wrapped in barbed wire; featured Mark Henry & the Fabulous Moolah at a restaurant inside the arena, with Mark giving her a box of Preperation H and moisturizing cream to make her feel better; included the Big Show proving to Triple H that the Rock's feet touched the floor first at the Royal Rumble after showing him slow motion footage of the finish of the match; Triple H then agreed to give Show a match with Rock at No Way Out, with the winner getting the world title shot at WrestleMania; featured a video montage of the Dudley Boyz recently putting the Hardyz, Edge & Christian, and Terri through tables: WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho (w/ Chyna) defeated Gangrel (w/ Luna) via submission with the Walls of Jericho at 2:51 after Chyna crotched an interfering Luna on the top rope X-Pac (w/ Tori) pinned Dean Malenko at 4:08 with a low blow from behind and the X-Factor as Tori distracted the referee (Malenko's in-ring debut) Jackie pinned WWF Women’s Champion Harvey Whippleman to win the title at the 18-second mark with a bodyslam and elbow drop; after the bout, Jackie straipped Harvey down to his underwear; earlier in the show, Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco had Ivory, the Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Luna, Jackie, BB, and Miss Kitty draw straws to see who would face the champion; Jackie drew the shortest straw and earned the right Kurt Angle defeated the Rock and Tazz by pinning Tazz at 5:06 after both Angle and Tazz received Rock Bottoms and Rock was pulled out of the ring by an interfering Big Show; after the bout, Show chokeslammed Rock on the floor WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg defeated Eddie Guerrero & Perry Saturn at 4:29 when Road Dogg pinned Guerrero after Guerrero sustained a legit dislocated elbow while attempting the frog splash on Gunn; since DX won the series, the Radicalz were denied WWF contracts; after the commercial break, even though the Radicalz had already lost the series, Triple H volunteered to face Chris Benoit later in the night (Guerrero & Saturn's in-ring debut) Al Snow & Steve Blackman defeated Crash & Hardcore Holly at 3:09 when Snow pinned Hardcore after Crash came off the top, with the momentum of the blow putting Snow on top for the win; after the bout, Hardcore attacked Crash on the floor and threw him into the steel ring steps Rikishi (w/ Too Cool) defeated the Big Show via disqualification at 1:57 when Show hit Rikishi over the head with a steel chair, moments after Rikishi kicked out of the chokeslam; after the bout, Show fought off Too Cool as they attempted to make the save; moments later, Show was beaten down by the Rock who came out, hit Show with the chair, and followed with the Rock Bottom WWF World Champion Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) pinned Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 9:04 with a low blow and the Pedigree (Benoit's in-ring TV debut)

Taped 2/8/00; Austin, TX 2/10/00: Kurt Angle pinned WWF European Champion Val Venis to win the title with the Angle Slam at 3:13 after crotching Venis on the top as he attempted the Money Shot Perry Saturn defeated Grandmaster Sexay via submission with the Rings of Saturn; the referee failed to notice that Grandmaster's foot was on the ropes as the hold was applied Edge & Christian defeated the Dudley Boyz when Christian pinned D-Von with a sunset flip and a missile dropkick from Edge; after the bout, Bubba Ray was wheeled up the ramp by EMTs until he and D-Von ran them off and brought BB into the ring where they powerbomb off the top through a table; moments later, BB was taken out of the ring on a stretcher Dean Malenko defeated Scotty 2 Hotty via submission with the Texas Cloverleaf The Rock & Cactus Jack defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg in a non-title match Gangrel & Luna defeated Albert & WWF Women's Champino Jackie when Luna pinned Jackie with a DDT Rikishi defeated Chris Benoit via disqualification when the other Radicalz interfered; after the bout, Too Cool made the save Al Snow & Steve Blackman defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy following the double team Blackman legdrop off the top on Jeff after Bubba Ray Dudley interfered and hit Jeff with a chair WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated Crash & Hardcore Holly in a No DQ handicap match after the Acolytes interfered and destroyed the Hollys Kane defeated WWF World Champion Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) & X-Pac (w/ Tori) via disqualification in a handicap match after Triple H hit Kane with a chair; after the bout, Kane hit the tombstone on Tori

Taped 2/15/00; Fresno, CA; Selland Arena 2/17/00 - featured an opening segment in which all members of DX walked off the DX Express (the debut of the bus) and came to the ring, with the New Age Outlaws cutting a promo on facing the Dudley Boyz, X-Pac cutting a promo on facing Kane, and Triple H cutting a promo on facing Cactus Jack at No Way Out; as a way to amend problems between himself and X-Pac, Triple H offered to face Kane later in the show; X-Pac then said he would only be impressed if the world title was on the line, with Triple H then agreeing; X-Pac then said he would face Cactus Jack later in the show, with Triple H then showing a clip of Cactus knocking over an injured Tori on Raw and saying he would only be impressed if X-Pac faced Cactus in a falls count anywhere contest later in the show; X-Pac agreed to the stipulation; Triple H then said that the Outlaws would defend the titles later in the night against the Rock & the Big Show; included a backstage segment in which Hardcore Holly and Mark Henry had an altercation after Holly made comments about Mae Young, with Henry then being attacked and double teamed by Hardcore & Crash Holly; later in the show, Henry had the APA look after Mae: Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated WWF World Champion Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) via disqualification at around the 3-minute mark when the New Age Outlaws & X-Pac interfered after Kane hit a clothesline off the top and called for the chokeslam; after the contest, Kane was quadruple-teamed by DX before X-Pac assaulted Paul Bearer into the backstage area; moments later, Kane revived himself and followed DX and Bearer into the street; Bearer was then stuffed into the luggage compartment of the DX Express, with Kane being thrown in as well after being beaten down by DX; moments later, the bus drove off with Kane & Bearer still stuck inside Chyna defeated WWF European Champion Kurt Angle via disqualification in a non-title match at 2:11 after Angle hit Chyna in the face with the title belt on the floor; prior to the bout, Angle cut an in-ring promo saying he heard millions of children went to bed crying on Monday after he was assaulted on Raw; after the match, Chris Jericho attempted to make the save for Chyna as Angle prepared to hit her a second time with the belt but sustained the Olympic Slam; moments later, Chyna hit a low blow on Angle to send him to the floor Tazz defeated Gangrel via submission with the Tazzmission at 1:38 Cactus Jack fought X-Pac to a no contest in a hardcore match at around the 5-minute mark when Cactus was lured outside the arena by X-Pac, beaten down by all four members of DX, and thrown into the luggage compartment of the DX Express; the bus then drove off; prior to the contest, X-Pac sent Tori backstage Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn defeated Too Cool at 5:00 when Malenko pinned Scotty 2 Hotty after Eddie Guerrero, with one arm in a sling, interfered and hit Scotty with a wrench; after the bout, Rikishi, still selling an injured ankle, attempted to make the save but was eventually assaulted by Guerrero's wrench; moments later, Saturn trapped Rikishi's ankle in a steel chair, with he and Malenko then slamming the steel steps onto it until officials swarmed the ring; Rikishi was then loaded onto a stretcher and taken by ambulance out of the arena Eddie Guerrero defeated Rikishi via forfiet when Guerrero returned to the ring following the previous match and demanded the ring announcer to declare him the winner since Rikishi was too injured to compete Edge & Christian defeated Albert & the Big Bossman at 4:10 when Christian pinned Albert with a sunset flip after Edge hit a missile dropkick; after the bout, Bossman & Albert further attacked their opponents, with Bossman eventually using his nightstick as a weapon Mark Henry defeated Crash & Hardcore Holly in a No DQ handicap match at 1:34 by pinning Crash after Mae Young led the Acolytes to the ring, with Hardcore being thrown to the floor and Bradshaw hitting a powerbomb on Crash The Rock & the Big Show fought WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg to a no contest at around the 4-minute mark when the Big Show finally appeared and helped the champions triple team Rock, eventually dragging him outside the arena where DX was laying in wait; Rock was then thrown into the DX Express but escaped moments later, as DX drove off, and broke a 2x4 across the Big Show's back as the show came to a close

Taped 2/22/00; Nashville, TN; Arena 2/24/00: Crash Holly pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Test to win the title at 3:57 after Hardcore Holly interfered and accidentally hit Test over the head with a steel chair when Crash moved out of the way (WWF Hardcore) Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) fought Chris Benoit to a double count-out; late in the contest, Kane stalked Tori away from ringside and was met by X-Pac who shot Kane in the face with a flame thrower; moments later, EMTs attended to Kane Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn, Al Snow, & Steve Blackman defeated Edge, Christian, Matt, & Jeff Hardy when Saturn pinned Jeff with a double underhook suplex into a bridge; after the bout, the Hardyz and Edge & Christian began brawling WWF World Champion Triple H, X-Pac, & WWF Tag Team Champion the Road Dogg (w/ Stephanie McMahon & Tori) defeated Rikishi & Too Cool when X-Pac pinned Grandmaster Sexay with the X-Factor; after the bout, Triple H continued to attack Rikishi's injured ankle The Godfather & D-Lo Brown defeated the Big Bossman & Albert when Godfather pinned Albert with the Pimp Drop after Tazz interfered WWF Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn defeated Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley) via disqualification when D-Von interfered; after the bout, Gunn fought off the Dudleyz and hit Bubba Ray with the Fameasser through a table The Big Show & WWF European Champion Kurt Angle defeated the Rock & WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho (w/ Chyna) via disqualification after Chyna hit Show with a chair; after the bout, Rock and Jericho used their finishers on their opposition until Rock and Show battled backstage where the Rock was eventually thrown through a glass window

Taped 2/29/00; Trenton, NJ 3/2/00 - included Al Snow & Steve Blackman at a restaurant after Snow set Blackman up on a blind date; featured an in-ring promo from Shane McMahon & the Big Show in which the Rock interrupted and challenged both men to a handicap match; after Show & Shane accepted the challenge, Rikishi came out and asked to be Rock's tag team partner; included a commercial for the Acolyte Protection Agency, with Bradshaw ending it by saying, "...Cause we need beer money": Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko, & Chris Benoit (w/ Eddie Guerrero) defeated Chris Jericho (w/ Chyna) & Too Cool at 4:30 when Saturn pinned Grandmaster Sexay following Benoit's diving headbutt behind the referee's back as Sexay had Saturn covered after hitting the Hip Hop Drop Jeff Hardy (w/ Matt Hardy) defeated WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Essa Rios (w/ Lita) via disqualification at 4:10 when Lita hit a standing moonsault onto the challenger, moments after Matt interfered and hit the Twist of Fate on Essa and Jeff followed with the Swanton; after the bout, Essa grabbed a microphone and cut a heated promo on Lita in Spanish, with Lita then slapping him in the face WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly pinned Tazz at 1:53 after spraying the challenger with a fire extinguisher and breaking a 2x4 over his head, moments after Tazz fought off an attack by the Big Bossman & Albert backstage; following the commercial break, Lilian Garcia conducted an interview with Crash in which he said he would be defending the Hardcore title on a 24/7 basis from now on; later in the broadcast, the Mean Street Posse attempted to beat Crash for the title as he was leaving the parking lot but Crash ended up escaping with his title intact (WWF Hardcore) X-Pac & the Road Dogg (w/ Tori) defeated Edge & Christian when X-Pac pinned Christian at 4:46 with a low blow and the X-Factor as Edge was distracted by Terri on the floor; prior to the bout, Terri came down to be in Edge & Christian's corner; after the bout, Edge and Christian had a brief shoving match due to the loss Test pinned Viscera at 3:45 with a bodyslam and the flying elbow drop after Viscera hit his head on an exposed turnbuckle WWF IC & European Champion Kurt Angle pinned Sgt. Slaughter at 2:59 with the Olympic Slam after avoiding the Cobra Clutch; only the IC title was on the line in the bout WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) via disqualification in a non-title handicap match at 5:55 after Kane avoided being put through a table on the floor, hit a backdrop on Bubba Ray, and hit a chokeslam on D-Von from the apron through the table The Rock & Rikishi defeated the Big Show (w/ Shane McMahon) & WWF World Champion Triple H (sub. for Shane McMahon) (w/ Stephanie McMahon) at 7:22 when Rock pinned Triple H with the Rock Bottom and People's Elbow after Show accidentally hit his partner over the head with a steel chair; prior to the bout, Shane cut a promo in the ring saying that Triple H would be his replacement in the match; after the bout, Triple H & Stephanie argued with Show & Shane over the result of the match

Taped 3/7/00; Boston, MA; FleetCenter 3/9/00 - included an opening segment in which Shane McMahon & the Big Show interrupted WWF World Champion Triple H & Stephanie McMahon on the stage, with the two groups agreeing not to go after each other until WrestleMania, with Show then saying Kane would face X-Pac & the Road Dogg in a handicap match and Shane then saying Rikishi would face both Triple & Show in a handicap match as well; Triple H then announced that the Rock would face Chris Benoit & Perry Saturn in another handicap match; featured footage from earlier in the day when the Mean Street Posse brought referee Teddy Long to a laundrymat to beat Crash Holly for the hardcore title, with Crash eventually escaping without being pinned (WWF Hardcore); included Kevin Kelly interviewing a wheelchair-bound Mae Young and Mark Henry regarding the Dudley Boyz putting Mae through a table on Raw: The Rock defeated Chris Benoit & Perry Saturn in a handicap match at 2:09 by pinning Saturn with the Rock Bottom, immediately after hitting a DDT on Benoit; after the bout, Eddie Guerrero and Dean Malenko came to the ring and helped in beating the Rock down, with Benoit hitting the diving headbutt before referees were able to intervene; after the commercial break, Stephanie McMahon came out on the stage and announced that the Rock would face the Dudley Boyz later in the evening in a handicap tables match WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Essa Rios (w/ Lita) defeated Christian (w/ Edge & Terri) via disqualification at 1:47 when Edge hit the spear on an interfering Lita after Lita hit a moonsault on Christian as Terri distracted the referee; after the bout, Edge & Christian argued over the decision Tazz defeated WWF IC & European Champion Kurt Angle via disqualification at 2:01 when Bob Backlund interfered and applied the Crossface Chicken Wing on the challenger after Tazz had Angle caught in the Tazzmission for a lengthy period of time; only the IC title was on the line in the bout; after the bout, Chris Jericho made the save and put Backlund in the Walls of Jericho as Tazz hit a belly to belly off the top on Angle The Road Dogg & X-Pac (w/ Tori) defeated Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) in a handicap match at 6:56 when X-Pac scored the pin with an X-Factor onto a steel chair after hitting Kane in the back with the chair as Kane attempted to hit the tombstone on Tori Steve Blackman (w/ Al Snow) pinned Jeff Hardy (w/ Matt Hardy) with a kick off the top at 4:03 after Snow pulled Blackman out of the way of Hardy's Swanton, then held Matt back from breaking the cover WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated the Rock in a handicap tables match at 7:04 following a 3D through a table; Rock put Bubba Ray through a table with a Rock Bottom at 5:21 but was unable to do the same to D-Von (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary) WWF Women's Champion Jackie pinned Ivory with a floatover DDT at 2:14 WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly fought Albert to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark when Crash ran off as Albert beat down the interfering Mean Street Posse inside the ring WWF World Champion Triple H & the Big Show (w/ Shane & Stephanie McMahon) defeated Rikishi in a handicap match at 7:22 when Triple H scored the pin with the Pedigree after Show hit the chokeslam; after the bout, the Rock came out to make the save until he was repeatedly hit in his injured ribs by Triple H, wielding a steel pipe; moments later, Show hit the chokeslam on Rock and Triple H followed with the Pedigree

Taped 3/14/00; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum 3/16/00 - featured the Headbangers and referee Earl Hebner visiting Funtime U.S.A to find WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly; Crash was seen in the arcade and then went on a slide to get downstairs where he was double teamed by both Headbangers; Crash eventually went in the ball room and hit a flying clothesline on one and a hurricanrana on the other before running out the door (WWF Hardcore): WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated Edge & Christian following the 3D on Christian as Edge was distracted by Terri Runnels at ringside; after the bout, the Hardy Boyz prevented Terri from leaving and took her into the ring where she was eventually hit with the spear from Edge The Godfather pinned WWF World Champion Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) in a non-title match after the Big Show attacked the champion on the floor and slammed him into the ringpost The Acolytes (w/ Mideon) defeated Al Snow & Steve Blackman after Bradshaw hit Snow with the Clothesline from Hell after Snow hit Mideon with Head Rikishi pinned the Big Show (w/ Shane McMahon) with the Bonzai Drop after WWF World Champion Triple H interfered and hit the Pedigree on Show Chris Jericho & Tazz (w/ Chyna) defeated WWF IC & European Champion Kurt Angle & Bob Backlund via disqualification when Chris Benoit interfered as Jericho had the Walls of Jericho applied on Angle; after the bout, Chyna hit a low blow on an interfering Eddie Guerrero while Benoit hit the diving headbutt on Angle WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko (w/ Eddie Guerrero) pinned Grandmaster Sexay (w/ Scotty 2 Hotty) after Guerrero pushed the challenger off the top; after the bout, Too Cool hit a flapjack on Malenko while Chyna came ringside and hit a DDT on Guerrero Matt & Jeff Hardy fought Chris Benoit & Perry Saturn to a double count-out; the bout was to have determined the #1 contenders for the tag team championship The Rock defeated X-Pac (w/ Tori) via disqualification after Triple H and the Big Show interfered; after the bout, Rock fought off both men before they began fighting each other

Taped 3/21/00; Milwaukee, WI 3/23/00: WWF IC & European Champion Kurt Angle fought Chris Beniot to a double disqualification when Chris Jericho attacked both men with one of Angle's title belts and applied the Walls of Jericho on both men until referees could pull him off The Godfather defeated Bull Buchanon (w/ the Big Bossman) via disqualification when the Bossman hit Godfather with the nightstick; after the bout, Bossman and Buchanon double teamed the Godfather with their nightsticks Al Snow & Steve Blackman defeated WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly & Hardcore Holly via count-out when Hardcore began attacking Crash and the two battled into the crowd; after the bout, T&A attacked Snow & Blackman The Rock pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley) with the spinebuster / People's Elbow combo after sending Bubba Ray into D-Von on the apron, with D-Von crashing through a table on the floor WWF Women's Champion Jackie pinned Lita with a reversal; after the bout, Lita hit the moonsault on Jackie The Big Show defeated the Mean Street Posse in a handicap match following the chokeslam on all three opponents and pinning all of them at once; the Posse were dressed like each of Show's opponents for WrestleMania and the bout was put together by Shane McMahon as a tune-up Rikishi & Too Cool defeated Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn, & Dean Malenko when Rikishi pinned Saturn with the Rikishi Driver; after the bout, the Road Dogg & X-Pac interfered and, with the Radicalz' help, eventually won a brawl with Rikishi and Too Cool

Taped 3/28/00; San Antonio, TX 3/30/00: Rikishi & Kane defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz in a non-title match when Rikishi pinned D-Von with the Bonzai Drop Tazz fought WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly to a no contest when numerous other wrestlers got involved and Crash left ringside The Road Dogg & X-Pac (w/ Tori) defeated Edge & Christian when Road Dogg pinned Edge after the Hardy Boyz, who were doing guest commentary, attacked Edge & Christian with Matt hitting the Twist of Fate on Christian while Jeff hit the Swanton on Edge The Rock pinned WWF IC & European Champion Kurt Angle in a non-title match with the Rock Bottom; after the bout, Vince McMahon made the save for Rock against Triple H and the Big Show until Shane knocked his father and Triple H out with a chair and Show posed with the world title belt Chris Jericho (w/ Chyna) defeated Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chris Benoit) via disqualification when Benoit interfered; after the bout, Chyna chased Guerrero backstage while Kurt Angle hit the Angle Slam on both Benoit and Jericho WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko (w/ Perry Saturn) pinned Scotty 2 Hotty (w/ Grandmaster Sexay) after Eddie Guerrero interfered Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated T&A (w/ Trish Stratus) when Matt pinned Test with the Twist of Fate; after the bout, T&A continued to beat on the Hardyz until Edge & Christian came ringside and did the same; moments later, the Dudleyz came out and attacked both the Hardyz and Edge & Christian Stephanie McMahon pinned WWF Women's Champion Jackie to win the title after Tori interfered and hit a DDT; after the bout, Mick Foley won an in-ring brawl involving almost the entire locker room while using a baseball bat

Taped 4/4/00; San Jose, CA; Compaq Center 4/6/00 - several members of the Oakland Raiders were in attendance for the event; included Vince & Shane McMahon ordering referee Earl Hebner to come out and address his actions on Monday when he counted Triple H down in the main event even though he wasn't a participant; Vince then threatened to knock Hebner on his ass if he ever did something like that again; after Hebner left, Vince ordered ring announcer Lilian Garcia to come out and answer as to why she announced the Rock as the winner of the match; Vince stated that pretty women with a little talent are a dime a dozen and she could be easily replaced if she messed up again; Vince then said he and Shane would face the Rock later in the night in a handicap bout: WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit pinned Rikishi at 1:55 with a northern lights suplex after the challenger hit the corner; after the bout, Rikishi dropped Benoit with a Samoan Drop, gave him the Stinkface, hit a belly to belly suplex, and finished with the Bonzai Drop The Dudley Boyz defeated Test & Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) when Bubba Ray pinned Test following the 3D at 5:08; after the bout, Bubba Ray grabbed Trish and appeared to have intentions of putting her through a table but T&A were able to escape before anything took place; moments later, the Hardy Boyz ran to the ring and brawled with the Dudleyz until the four men were pulled apart by officials Tazz fought Perry Saturn to a no contest when the two men began brawling on the floor before the bout began and eventually took the battle backstage The Big Bossman & Bull Buchanon defeated Al Snow & Steve Blackman WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko pinned Taka Michinoku The Big Show pinned the Godfather WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated Hardcore Holly & Kurt Angle The Rock fought Road Dogg & X-Pac to a no contest in a handicap match

Taped 4/11/00; Tampa, FL; Ice Palace 4/13/00 - included Steve Blackman, with Al Snow with him, doing stand-up comedy for senior citizens at a retirement center; baseball star Wade Boggs was in attendance for the show; featured WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon cutting an in-ring promo in which she introduced her personal trainer Muffy: Rikishi defeated WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero via disqualification Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit & WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko Perry Saturn pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly to win the title Tazz pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Perry Saturn to win the title Crash Holly pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Tazz to win the title WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated Kurt Angle & the Big Show via count-out at 3:00 when Show, after being provoked by Angle, attacked his partner on the floor before throwing him back inside the ring and hitting a powerbomb; Show was dressed as Fat Bastard from "Austin Powers" during the bout Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley) pinned Albert (w/ Trish Stratus & Test) at 2:32 following a one-man 3D; after the bout, the Dudleyz fought off an attack from T&A, with Bubba Ray eventually splashing Albert through a table set up in the ring The Kat & Mae Young defeated Terri & the Fabulous Moolah at 4:15 when Mae pinned Moolah with an elbow drop following a spear from the Kat X-Pac & the Road Dogg (w/ Tori) defeated Chris Jericho in a handicap match at 2:24 when Road Dogg scored the pin following a kick to the head and the X-Factor from X-Pac, moments after Jericho put Tori in the Walls of Jericho; during a pre-match promo in the ring, Jericho for the first time referred to Stephanie McMahon as a "brutal, bottom feeding, trash bag ho" The Rock & the Acolytes fought WWF World Champion Triple H (w/ WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon & Shane McMahon), the Big Bossman, & Bull Buchanon to a no contest at around the 9-minute mark when, after the Acolytes brawled with Bossman, Buchanon, and the interfering X-Pac & Road Dogg all the way backstage, Rock hit the Rock Bottom on Shane through the commentary table and, back inside the ring, had a staredown with Triple H, who was on the ramp, to end the show

Taped 4/18/00; Philadelphia, PA; First Union Center 4/20/00: The Road Dogg pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Edge with a roll over and holding the tights The Dudley Boyz defeated WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) & Essa Rios (w/ Lita) following the 3D on Rios; after the match, Chyna gave Lita to the Dudleyz who put her through a table The Big Show fought Rikishi to a double count-out; after the match, Rikishi hit Show with a superkick as the two men danced in the ring WWF World Champion Triple H (w/ WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon) pinned ECW World Champion Tazz in a non-title match at 5:51 after Tommy Dreamer interfered with a chair and accidentally hit Tazz with it while the referee was knocked down; Triple H hit Dreamer with the Pedigree before making the cover (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary) Test & Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) defeated the Godfather & D-Lo Brown when Albert pinned Godfather with the Baldo Bomb after D-Lo turned on his partner X-Pac pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Christian with the X-Factor after the Road Dogg and Edge interfered; after the match, Edge & Christian fought off X-Pac & Road Dogg WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification when the Big Show interfered and pushed Benoit off the top rope Chris Jericho pinned the Rock in a lumberjack match after Triple H interfered and hit Rock with the world title belt; other lumberjacks included: Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn, Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle, Bull Buchanon, the Big Bossman, the Dudley Boyz, X-Pac, the Road Dogg, Shane McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, and Tori

Taped 4/25/00; Charlotte, NC; Coliseum 4/27/00 - featured an in-ring promo from the Rock in which he challenged DX and the McMahons to come out; moments later, WWF World Champion Triple H, WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon, Tori, the Road Dogg, Vince & Shane McMahon appeared on the stage, with Triple H stating that DX and the Rock would have the night off but Road Dogg would face Christian later in the night and if Edge interfered then they would be stripped of the tag team titles; Vince then stated that Shane would be the guest referee for the Rock / Triple H match at Backlash; Rock then surprised the crowd and DX by stating that Steve Austin didn't want to wait until Backlash and would appear later in the show; after the commercial break, DX found foam Stone Cold middle fingers on the outside of the DX Express; later in the show, Triple H's pager went off with it reading "316"; DX later went on a search around the arena to find Austin, with a paranoid Shane attacking a cardboard cut-out of Austin, thinking it was him; included Kurt Angle telling Stephanie McMahon that he would have to miss next week's Raw because he had been personally invited by Steven Spielberg to attend the premiere of 'Gladiator'; featured Shane and Triple H finding a room backstage full of empty beer cans; included Triple H, Vince & Shane attacking a boombox in frustration backstage after hearing it play Austin's theme from the Aggression CD, thinking Austin was in the room with the boombox; featured a cement truck arriving and telling the McMahons they had an order to pour the cement into Vince's Corvette, with Vince then telling them to leave; included Vince & Triple H confronting Jim Ross backstage, thinking he was talking to Austin on his cell phone when he was actually speaking to his cousin; featured the McMahons and DX finding a rattlesnake in their dressing room; included a closing segment in which the McMahons and DX came out to the ring, with Vince, Shane, and Triple H demanding Steve Austin show himself; moments later, the Rock appeared on the stage, after being challenged to come out by Triple H, and introduced Austin who was shown outside the arena; after cutting a promo on his appearance at Backlash, Austin used a crane to crush and destroy the DX Express: Essa Rios (w/ Lita) & Val Venis defeated WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero & Chyna at 4:36 when Rios pinned Guerrero with a moonsault immediately following a spinebuster from Venis after referee Jack Doan forced Chyna out of the ring after not seeing Eddie tag her in; prior to the bout, photos were shown of Eddie & Chyna deciding on what to wear to Eddie's prom on Sunday; after the match, Lita hit a moonsault on Guerrero as well Dean Malenko pinned WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Scotty 2 Hotty to win the title at 3:51 by blocking a sunset flip into the ring and grabbing the ropes for leverage Test & Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) defeated Hardcore & Crash Holly at 3:18 when Test pinned Crash with the flying elbowdrop following a gorilla press slam by Albert; after the bout, the Dudley Boyz attacked T&A from behind on the ramp, hitting both with steel chairs before dragging Trish into the ring; moments later, as Bubba Ray attempted to powerbomb Trish off the top and through a table, Trish began kissing Bubba, distracting him long enough for T&A to attack D-Von and then throw Bubba Ray through the table Chris Jericho & Tazz defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit & Perry Saturn at 4:16 when Jericho pinned Benoit with the Lionsault after Benoit collided with Saturn on the ring apron, knocking Saturn to the floor WWF Tag Team Champion Christian defeated the Road Dogg by reverse decision; Road Dogg initially won the bout at 2:54 with a reversal into the pumphandle slam but he continued to assault Christian following the bout, throwing down the referee in the process; after several more referees came ringside as Road Dogg continued to attack Christian on the floor, the referee changed his decision Rikishi & the Big Show defeated Kurt Angle, the Big Bossman, & Bull Buchanon in a handicap match at 1:54 when Show pinned Buchanon with the chokeslam; after the bout, Show & Rikishi were attacked from behind until the APA made the save, chasing Bossman, Buchanon, & Angle backstage; moments later, Show & Rikishi danced in the ring Crash Holly pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Matt Hardy to win the title at 4:33 after interfering in Matt's title defense against Jeff Hardy, breaking Matt's cover, and hitting him over the head with a trash can; earlier in the bout, Tazz, Perry Saturn, and Hardcore Holly all came ringside but stayed on the outside and watched until brawling amongst themselves late in the contest (WWF Hardcore) The Godfather defeated Steve Blackman via disqualification at 1:36 when Al Snow, dressed in tights similar to Blackman's, attacked the Godfather and hit him with a pair of nunchucks as Godfather attempted the Ho Train

Taped 5/2/00; Richmond, VA; Coliseum 5/4/00: Chris Jericho pinned WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit to win the title after hitting Benoit with the title belt and executing the Lionsault WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero & Chyna defeated Essa Rios & Lita when Chyna pinned Lita with a powerbomb and gorilla press slam Kurt Angle pinned Hardcore Holly with a German suplex into a bridge Rikishi defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian via count-out in a handicap match after Edge hit the ring post on the outside; Too Cool made the save for Rikishi after the match Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Test & Albert when Matt pinned Test after a Swanton from Jeff; after the bout, T&A further attacked their opponents The Big Show (dressed as Shownan the Barbarian) fought Bull Buchanon to a no contest after Show hit two chokeslams on his opponent before the match officially began WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly defeated Dean Malenko after Perry Saturn interfered and got into an argument with Malenko WWF World Champion the Rock & Earl Hebner defeated Triple H, X-Pac, & the Road Dogg in a handicap match when Rock pinned X-Pac with the Rock Bottom after Hebner hit a low blow on X-Pac; after the match, Triple H attacked Hebner until Chris Jericho, the Dudley Boyz, and Rikishi made the save (Hebner's last appearance for a month)

Taped 5/9/00; New Haven, CT; Coliseum 5/11/00: Test & Albert (w/ Shane McMahon & Gerald Brisco) defeated the Dudley Boyz after Shane pulled the referee out of the ring following the 3D and Test hit his finisher; the Big Show chased Shane from ringside after the match WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit defeated the Godfather via submission with the Crippler Crossface WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko pinned Chyna (w/ Eddie Guerrero) after Perry Saturn interfered Kurt Angle, WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated Chris Jericho, Matt & Jeff Hardy after Christian hit Matt with the ring bell; Chris Benoit interfered during the match by tossing Jericho back into the ring where he was speared by Edge Crash Holly pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Davey Boy Smith to win the title after interfering in Bulldog's title match with Hardcore Holly and hitting both men with a trash can lid The Dudley Boyz defeated the Big Show in a handicap match after hitting the 3D off the second rope; after the match, all three men were laid out by DX WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) pinned Perry Saturn (w/ Dean Malenko) after Chyna hit Saturn with a loaded bouquet of flowers Triple H, X-Pac, & the Road Dogg (w/ Stephanie McMahon & Pat Patterson) defeated Rikishi & Too Cool in an elimination match when Triple H pinned Rikishi with the Pedigree; earlier eliminations: Scotty 2 Hotty eliminated, Grandmaster Sexay was eliminated via Pedigree, X-Pac & Road Dogg were pinned simultaneously after the Dudley Boyz interfered and hit a 3D on both men

Taped 5/16/00; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena 5/18/00 - included an opening in-ring segment with Triple H, WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson, X-Pac, the Road Dogg, and Tori in which Stephanie announced Jericho & a partner of his choice vs. Benoit & Hardcore for later in the show; Shane then cut a promo on facing the Big Show at Judgment Day, with Shane challenging Show to a one-on-one match later in the night; Triple H then cut a promo on facing the Rock in an Ironman match at Judgment Day; Vince then cut a promo, questioning the wisdom of his wife Linda in appointing Shawn Michaesl to be the guest referee for the Judgment Day main event, then threatening Michaels to make the right call or else; Vince then announced that a lumberjack handicap tables match would take place later in the night pitting the Dudleyz against the Rock; featured Gerald Brisco taking Joe C into the Acolytes' office, in which Joe told Brisco off before leaving the office with the APA: Kurt Angle pinned Scotty 2 Hotty by blocking a victory roll at 3:07 Perry Saturn fought WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko to a no contest at around 3:30 when guest referee Eddie Guerrero hit Malenko in the face with the Light Heavyweight title belt, moments after Malenko knocked out Saturn by doing the same to him; prior to the bout, Chyna came out and announced that there would no longer be a triangle match for the European title at Judgment Day and that the winner of the fall would face Guerrero in a one-on-one match instead; Chyna was the guest ring announcer for the bout and introduced WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero as the guest referee after Malenko and Saturn made their entrances; after the bout, with both Saturn and Malenko knocked out in the ring, Chyna announced that the triangle match was back on, giving the impression that the entire segment was just done to wear down the two challengers prior to Judgment Day Grandmaster Sexay pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Christian with a roll over and holding the tights for leverage at 4:41 Chris Jericho & Val Venis defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit & Hardcore Holly via disqualification at 2:16 when Holly hit Venis over the head with a chair on the floor, then hit Jericho with the chair as Jericho had the Walls of Jericho applied on Benoit inside the ring; prior to the bout, Val Venis came out and cut a promo saying he was sick of being passed over by the McMahon-Helmsley Regieme and then made a challenge to the IC champion, whomever it may be, the following week on Raw; moments later, Chris Benoit came out and accepted the challenge but said he wanted the match then and now; Chris Jericho then interrupted, saying he would beat Benoit for the title at Judgment Day, then defend against Venis on Raw; Hardcore Holly then interrupted Jericho, saying he had more right to face the IC champion than Venis, with the tag match then taking place immediately thereafter; after the bout, Holly hit Benoit over the head with the chair and then repeatedly hit him in the leg with the weapon Rikishi (w/ Too Cool) defeated Edge (w/ Kurt Angle & Christian) via disqualification at 1:14 when Angle and Christian interfered; after the bout, Too Cool and Rikishi sent their opposition to the floor but were later attacked from behind, with Edge & Christian using their tag team title belts as weapons; moments later, Angle, Christian, & Edge did the Too Cool dance routine until they were eventually run off Shane McMahon pinned the Big Show in a gauntlet match at 3:46 with an assisted chokeslam, while standing on a chair, after Show had been beaten down by Test & Albert (w/ Trish Stratus), the Big Bossman & Bull Buchanon, and the Road Dogg & X-Pac; prior to the bout, which was supposed to be a one-on-one bout, Shane came out and said he forgot his gear; Shane then called Show "the Big Slow", before announcing the gauntlet match opponents Gerald Brisco pinned a sleeping WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly in the APA's office to win the title; moments later, Brisco accidentaly woke Crash up, with Crash then chasing Brisco out to the ring; moments later, Pat Patterson came out and attempted to give Crash the Stinkface but Crash hit a low blow and then ran backstage to find Brisco; earlier in the evening, Crash paid off the APA to let him sleep in their office to avoid defending the title but they left the office moments earlier (WWF Hardcore) WWF World Champion the Rock fought the Dudley Boyz to a no contest in a handicap lumberjack tables match at around the 2:30 mark when all three men began battling with the lumberjacks, who included Pat Patterson, WWF Hardcore Champion Gerald Brisco, Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon, X-Pac, the Road Dogg, Tori, Test, Albert, Trish Stratus, Bull Buchanon, and the Big Bossman; eventually both Dudleyz were put through tables by the Road Dogg & X-Pac, with Triple H eventually hitting a Rock Bottom on Rock through a table to end the broadcast

Taped 5/23/00; Evansville, IN; Roberts Municipal Stadium 5/25/00: Eddie Guerrero & Chyna defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian via disqualification when the champions refused to stop illegally double teaming Chyna; after the bout, the challengers cleared the ring of Edge & Christian Farooq pinned Crash Holly with the Dominator in a hardcore match Hardcore Holly defeated Chris Jericho and Val Venis by pinning Val; due to prematch stipulations, Hardcore became the #1 contender to the IC title Matt Hardy (w/ Jeff Hardy) pinned Essa Rios (w/ Lita) with the Twist of Fate; after the bout, Rios hit a powerbomb and moonsault on Lita until the Hardyz returned to the ring and carried her backstage Too Cool & the Dudley Boyz defeated T&A (w/ Trish Stratus) & X-Pac & the Road Dogg (w/ Tori) when X-Pac was pinned following the 3D Kurt Angle defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit via disqualification after Hardcore Holly interfered and hit Angle with a chair; after the bout, Benoit hit Holly with a chair Bull Buchanon (w/ the Big Bossman) pinned Al Snow (w/ Steve Blackman) after Bossman interfered and hit Snow with the nightstick The Undertaker fought Shane McMahon to a no contest after Triple H, the Road Dogg, and X-Pac interfered with the Rock eventually coming out for the save

Taped 5/30/00; Tacoma, WA; Tacoma Dome 6/1/00 - included the Undertaker circling Vince McMahon's limo with his motorcycle upon Vince's arrival to the arena; without McMahon being aware of Triple H's agreement with Kane, Vince gave Taker a chance at a title shot at the King of the Ring but he would have to defeat both X-Pac & Road Dogg later in a handicap match; featured Shane McMahon talking with Edge & Christian upon their arrival to the arena, with Shane saying the Rock had been recently calling him asking to be #1 contender; Shane then told Edge & Christian that if they beat the Rock in a handicap match, they can be #1 contenders for the tag team titles but if Rock wins, he'll be #1 contender for the world title: Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Too Cool via disqualification at 4:32 when Kane, still in possession of Triple H's world title belt, came to the ring and hit a chokeslam on Jeff; after the bout, Kane did the same to Scotty 2 Hotty; moments later, Kane grabbed a microphone and said that if Triple H wanted his belt back, he should come out and take it; the champion then came out with WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon, with Triple H asking that Kane do the right thing and walk up the ramp to give him back his title; after Kane said he wanted a title shot, Triple H said that the only way he could become #1 contender would be to beat the champion in a non-title match later in the show; if he was successful, Kane would get a world title match at King of the Ring; Kane agreed and referee Earl Hebner returned the belt to the champion KOTR Qualifying Match: Kurt Angle pinned Bradshaw with a reversal into the Olympic Slam at 2:46; after the bout, Bradshaw kicked Angle in the head and followed with a powerbomb WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit defeated D-Lo Brown via submission at 4:16 after reversing an attempt at the Sky High into the Crippler Crossface Terri Runnels defeated the Kat in an arm-wrestling match after she spat water in her opponent's face as Kat was about to win; Jerry Lawler was the guest MC for the event; after the contest, Kat attacked Terri and gave her the Bronko Buster but Lawler pulled her off and wanted one done to himself instead; Kat declined and left ringside The Undertaker defeated X-Pac & the Road Dogg (w/ Tori & Vince McMahon) in a handicap match at 2:25 by pinning X-Pac with a chokeslam; mid-way through the bout, DX attempted to leave ringside but was blocked by the Dudley Boyz; after the match, Taker hit a chokeslam on D-Von Dudley; Vince McMahon did guest commentary for the bout; due to pre-match stipulations, Taker became the #1 contender to the world title and would receive a title shot at the King of the Ring Chris Jericho pinned Hardcore Holly at 3:05 with the Lionsault after Jericho dropkicked Holly into Chris Benoit on the ring apron, causing Holly to hit his head against the steel chair in Benoit's hands; Benoit came ringside mid-way through the contest The Rock defeated Edge & Christian (w/ Shane McMahon) in a handicap match at 5:51 by pinning Edge with a spinebuster and the People's Elbow, despite interference from Shane McMahon; due to pre-match stipulations, the Rock became the #1 contender to the world title and would receive a title shot at King of the Ring; had Edge & Christian won, they would have become #1 contenders to the tag team titles KOTR Qualifying Match: Crash Holly pinned Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) at 1:26 by reversing a powerbomb attempt into a sunset flip; after the bout, Trish shoved Crash into the steel ring post on the floor and Albert followed by hitting a torture rack into a slam back inside the ring Kane pinned WWF World Champion Triple H (w/ WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon) in a non-title match at 5:16 with the chokeslam as Triple H attempted to hit Kane with a steel chair; prior to the bout, Kane grabbed a microphone and caused referee Tim White to leave, then said Earl Hebner would be the referee for the bout; after the bout, Kane held the world title belt over his head while the champion was laid out underneath him; due to pre-match stipulations, Kane became the #1 contender to the world title and would receive a title shot at King of the Ring (Hebner's surprise return after being gone a month)

Taped 6/6/00; Buffalo, NY; HSBC Arena 6/8/00 - included an in-ring promo by DX, with balloons and confetti falling from the ceiling, in which Triple H said a party was being thrown in celebration to the fact that there were no longer any #1 contenders to his world title; he then went on to individually thank WWF Hardcore Champion Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson, Shane McMahon, X-Pac, the Road Dogg, Tori, and WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon; moments later, the Rock interrupted; after Triple H showed recent footage of the Undertaker twice costing the Rock the title, Taker came out on a motorcycle and beat down DX inside the ring while Rock watched from the ramp and Kane watched from backstage; moments later, the Rock made the save but accidentally sustained a chair shot from Taker as DX left ringside; after the commercial break, Rock and Kane had a confrontation backstage and began fighting until they were broken apart by officials: KOTR Qualifying Match: Chris Jericho pinned Test (w/ Trish Stratus) at 4:15 with a bulldog and the Lionsault after Test accidentally knocked Trish off the ring apron WWF Tag Team Champions Too Cool defeated the Godfather & WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko at 4:59 when Grandmaster Sexay pinned Malenko with the Hip Hop Drop following a back suplex from Scotty 2 Hotty WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit defeated Jeff Hardy via submission to the Crippler Crossface at 5:32 after reversing a northern lights suplex attempt; after the bout, Benoit extended his hand in respect but, after Jeff shook it, Benoit hit him in the face with the title belt and knocked him out The Dudley Boyz defeated Kurt Angle, Edge, & Christian in a handicap match at 1:40 when D-Von pinned Christian following the 3D; prior to the bout, Angle, Edge, & Christian did a 5-second pose mocking Buffalo Bills' kicker Scott Norwood Lita won a women's battle royal by last eliminating Ivory at 2:44; order of elimination: Kat by Terri at the 45-second mark; Terri by Lita via a blow from behind at the 51-second mark; Jackie by Lita via a hurricanrana at 1:52; Lita pinned Ivory with the moonsault; elimination could occur via pinfall or being thrown to the floor; WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon did guest commentary for the bout; prior to the bout, Stephanie cut a promo in the ring and it was announced that Tori would be the guest referee for the bout WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon pinned Lita at the 12-second mark after guest referee Tori clubbed Lita in the back before the match began and hit an overhead back suplex as Stephanie looked on from the commentary table KOTR Qualifying Match: WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) pinned Matt Hardy in a non-title match with a hurricanrana off the top into a cradle at 4:10 (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero) Rikishi defeated Val Venis (w/ Trish Stratus) via disqualification at 1:23 when Trish interfered and threw powder in Rikishi's eyes as he attepted to Stinkface Venis; after the bout, Val ran the steel ring steps into Rikishi, busting him open, and tossed referee Teddy Long into the front row when he tried to intervene; moments later, Val hit Rikishi with the time keeper's bell as referees swarmed the ring; Rikishi eventually got to his feet and challenged Val on the ramp, with Rikishi beating Val down, scaring Trish backstage, superkicking Val from the stage to the floor, and then following with a splash from the stage onto Val The Rock, the Undertaker, & Kane defeated WWF World Champion Triple H, the Road Dogg, & X-Pac (w/ WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon, Tori, Shane McMahon, WWF Hardcore Champion Gerald Brisco, & Pat Patterson) when Taker pinned X-Pac with the chokeslam at 8:43 after reversing Triple H's Pedigree attempt into a backdrop; after the bout, the Rock accidentally hit Kane in the head with a steel chair but then purposely hit Taker with the same weapon as DX left ringside; moments later, the Rock chased Triple H up the ramp with the chair

Taped 6/13/00; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena 6/15/00: KOTR Qualifying Match: Edge (w/ Christian) pinned Grandmaster Sexay (w/ Scotty 2 Hotty) at 5:04 after Shane McMahon interfered and hit Sexay with a chair Test & Albert defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy at 3:28 when Matt was pinned after Trish pushed Jeff off the top and he crashed into the ring steps; Lita helps make the save after the match KOTR Qualifying Match: Scotty 2 Hotty pinned D-Lo Brown with the Worm and a DDT at 3:10 Kane defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit via disqualification in a non-title match at 3:29 after the champion used the title belt as a weapon Edge & Christian fought the Dudley Boyz to a no contest at 3:16 when both teams began fighting up the rampway; X-Pac & the Road Dogg attacked the Dudleyz after the match, locked them in dumpsters, and pushed them off the stage Bull Buchanon pinned Chris Jericho with the axe kick at 1:51 after Stephanie McMahon threw water into Jericho's face; Triple H attacked Jericho after the match The Rock defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification at 6:03 when Triple H broke the pinfall; after the match, DX laid out the Rock and Kane

Taped 6/20/00; Memphis, TN; Pyramid 6/22/00 - Jerry Lee Lewis was in attendance for the event: Test, Albert, & Trish Stratus defeated Lita, Matt & Jeff Hardy at 4:32 when Trish pinned Lita after Albert hit the Baldo Bomb on Lita WWF Tag Team Champion Grandmaster Sexay (w/ Scotty 2 Hotty) pinned Christian (w/ Edge) at 4:47 after Scotty hit Christian with the ring bell The Big Bossman defeated WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) via disqualification at 3:25 after Chyna interfered and hit the challenger with the loaded roses after Val Venis interfered and hit the champion with Bossman's nightstick Rikishi pinned WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit to win the title at 4:20 with the Bonzai Drop; after the match, Benoit laid waste to Rikishi and Too Cool and applied the Crippler Crossface on the new champion Chris Jericho pinned Hardcore Holly at 5:37 with the Lionsault, despite interference from Stephanie McMahon Jerry Lawler (sub. for Taka Michinoku) & the Kat defeated Dean Malenko & Terri at 2:26 when Kat pinned Terri The Road Dogg (w/ X-Pac & Tori) pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray Dudley) after X-Pac interfered and hit the X-Factor at 1:39 WWF World Champion Triple H, Shane, & Vince McMahon defeated the Rock, Kane, & the Undertaker at 4:56 in a handicap match after Rock, Kane, & Taker fought off X-Pac, Road Dogg, Albert, Bull Buchanon, Edge, Christian, Kurt Angle, Test, & Val Venis

Taped 6/28/00; Hartford, CT; Civic Center 6/29/00: Val Venis & Chris Benoit defeated WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) & Rikishi via disqualification at 4:35 when Too Cool came to the aid of Chyna after Test, Albert, and Trish Stratus interfered Kurt Angle pinned Hardcore Holly with the Olympic Slam at 7:25; Holly broke his arm during the match following a moonsault by Angle Bull Buchanon pinned the Godfather with the scissors kick at 2:18 WWF Tag Team Champion Christian (w/ Edge) pinned Kane at 4:44 following the Con-Chair-Two The Undertaker pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Edge (w/ Christian) at 1:47 with a chokeslam; Kane and the Undertaker laid waste to the tag champs after the match Steve Blackman pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly after interfering in Holly's title defense against Al Snow and hit the champion with knunchucks at 5:35; Blackman fought off the Mean Street Posse after the match Triple H, the Road Dogg, & X-Pac defeated Chris Jericho & the Dudley Boyz when Triple H scored the pin with the Pedigree after a failed attempt at the 3D; Jericho dropkicked Triple H off the apron and through a table after the match

Taped 7/4/00; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; National Car Rental Center 7/6/00: Kurt Angle (w/ Stephanie McMahon) pinned Chris Jericho with the Olympic Slam after Stephanie hit Jericho with a low blow by using Angle's KOTR sceptor The Dudley Boyz defeated D-Lo Brown & Chaz following the 3D on Chaz Jackie & Ivory defeated Dean Malenko in a handicap match when Crash Holly held Malenko's foot down during the cover; Malenko attacked Crash after the match Val Venis pinned WWF IC Champion Rikishi to win the title with the Money Shot after Tazz interfered and hit the champion with a TV camera; T&A interfered earlier in the match but were run off by Too Cool WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned the Big Bossman after Al Snow interfered and hit the challenger with a chair The Undertaker & Kane defeated Test & Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) after Kane hit the chokeslam on Albert The Brooklyn Brawler, Taka Michinoku, & Sho Funaki defeated Triple H in a handicap elimination match when Brawler scored the pin after Chris Jericho interfered and hit a bulldog and the Lionsault; Triple H had eliminated Taka and Funaki earlier after the Pedigree; Triple H beat up his opponents after the match WWF World Champion the Rock, WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero, & Chyna defeated Chris Benoit & WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian when Chyna pinned Christian with a powerbomb; Benoit locked Chyna in the Crippler Crossface after the match until the Rock made the save

Taped 7/11/00; Oakland, CA 7/13/00: Too Cool & Rikishi defeated WWF IC Champion Val Venis, Test, & Albert X-Pac & the Road Dogg defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy Eddie Guerrero & Chyna defeated Chris Benoit via disqualification in a handicap match Farooq pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Christian Kane pinned Kurt Angle WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned Crash Holly Triple H pinned the Undertaker in a No DQ match after Kurt Angle interfered

Taped 7/18/00; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum 7/20/00: WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) defeated Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) by pinning Saturn with an inside cradle after Saturn leap frogged over Malenko; Saturn attacked the champion and Chyna after the match Kane defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification after Angle shoved the referee and repeatedly hit Kane's leg with a chair WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned Al Snow after Tazz interfered and choked Snow out Rikishi, Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) defeated Test, Albert, & Val Venis (w/ Trish Stratus) after Jeff hit the Swanton on Test; Test, Albert, and Trish attacked the Hardys and Lita after the match; Val and Rikishi battled their way backstage late in the contest Bull Buchanon (w/ Steven Richards) pinned the Godfather with the scissors kick after Richards interfered and hit the Steven Kick The Big Bossman defeated the Undertaker via count-out when Taker began chasing Kurt Angle around the arena after Angle poured a liquid over Taker's motorcycle; Angle knocked Taker out with a wrench backstage but ran off when Kane appeared Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) & Chris Benoit (w/ Shane McMahon) defeated WWF World Champion the Rock & Chris Jericho via disqualification when the Rock hit the referee; after the match, Rock and Jericho applied the Crippler Crossface and the Walls of Jericho on their respective rivals

Taped 7/25/00; San, Antonio, TX; Freeman Coliseum 7/27/00 - included an in-ring promo by Mick Foley in which he referenced the Big Show's heel turn on Raw, saying Show made a fool out of him; he then said that, after talking to the Rock backstage, the Rock said he wanted Shane McMahon, the Big Show, Chris Benoit, and Kurt Angle; Foley then ordered the following matches for later in the night: the Rock vs. Kurt Angle, Trish Stratus & Triple H against Lita & Chris Jericho, and Edge, Christian, & the Big Show vs. the Dudley Boyz & Kane in a tables match; moments later, the Big Show & Shane McMahon came to the ring, with Show cutting a promo saying that making the fans laugh turned him into a joke and his knee injury was ultimately his own fault; he went on to credit Shane and Kurt Angle for trying to help him; featured Triple H trying to teach Trish Stratus some moves in his dressing room to prepare for their mixed tag match later in the night, with Stephanie then walking in as he had Trish in a compromising position and trashing the dressing room in anger; moments later, an angered Triple H left the arena; included an in-ring promo from Steven Richards & Bull Buchanon in which Richards introduced the Goodfather, with the former Godfather coming out to the ring moments later and cutting a promo saying that he had reformed and now realized the harm he had done as the Godfather (the debut of the Goodfather): WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned X-Pac (w/ the Road Dog) at 5:33 following a kendo stick blow to the head after blocking the Bronko Buster with a steel trash can; the Road Dog did guest commentary for the bout and, afterwards, helped X-Pac in assaulting Blackman with the kendo stick and trash can Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated D-Lo Brown & Chaz at 6:04 when Matt pinned Chaz following the Twist of Fate / Swanton combo; after the bout, D-Lo & Chaz attacked their opponents and hit a superplex / frog splash combo on Jeff Tazz defeated Grandmaster Sexay via disqualification at 3:45 when Scotty 2 Hotty interfered as Tazz had the Tazzmission applied on Sexay; after the bout, Grandmaster hit the Hip Hop Drop and Scotty followed with the Worm Kane & the Dudley Boyz defeated the Big Show (w/ Shane McMahon), WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian in a tables match at 4:20 when the Dudleyz put Edge through a table with a 3D; after the bout, the Dudleyz attempted to do the same to Christian but he slid out to the floor; moments later, Show chokeslammed Kane through a table set up in the ring WWF European Champion Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) pinned Crash Holly at 2:50 with an inside cradle after Terri, who did guest commentary for the bout, grabbed the challenger's foot; after the bout, Eddie Guerrero and Chyna came out, with Eddie assaulting the champion; as Guerrero was held back by referees, Chyna clotheslined Saturn to the floor Chris Jericho & Lita defeated Chris Benoit (w/ Shane McMahon) (sub. for Triple H) & Trish Stratus at 3:28 when Jericho pinned Benoit with the Lionsault after Lita dove to the floor onto Trish; later in the show, Benoit attacked Jericho backstage as Jericho was being interviewed by Jonathan Coachman, drove a garage door down on Jericho's midsection, trapping him, and then slammed a steel chair across Jericho's head which caused Jericho to spit up blood Kurt Angle defeated WWF World Champion the Rock via disqualification at 7:39 when the champion brought a steel chair into the ring and assaulted both an interfering Chris Benoit as well as Angle; Benoit and Shane McMahon came out to ringside early in the bout and interfered often throughout the contest; after the match, Rock chased Shane up the ramp with the chair, then returned to the ring to regain possession of the title belt from Angle

Taped 8/1/00; Birmingham, AL; Jefferson County Civic Center 8/3/00: X-Pac (w/ the Road Dogg) pinned Scotty 2 Hotty (w/ Grandmaster Sexay) with a low blow and the X-Factor at 4:11 Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) & Rikishi defeated WWF IC Champion Val Venis (w/ Trish Stratus) & Tazz when Guerrero pinned Val with the frog splash Matt Hardy defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Edge (w/ Christian) via disqualification when Christian interfered; Jeff Hardy and Lita came down afterwards and got involved in a brawl which included the use of a ladder and steel chairs Chris Benoit & the Big Show defeated WWF World Champion the Rock & Kane when Benoit pinned the Rock with the diving headbutt after Shane McMahon interfered and hit the champion with a chair; the Big Show chokeslammed Kane through a portion of the stage after the match, with Kane being stretchered out afterwards WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) after Al Snow interfered and hit Saturn with Head The Goodfather & Bull Buchanon (w/ Steven Richards) defeated the Acolytes after using a 2X4 as a weapon on Farooq and Buchanon hitting the scissors kick The Road Dogg (w/ X-Pac) pinned Grandmaster Sexay (w/ Scotty 2 Hotty) after X-Pac interfered and hit a spin kick; Rikishi made the save after the match Triple H, Kurt Angle, & WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon defeated the Dudley Boyz & Lita in a No DQ match when Stephanie pinned Lita after Triple H hit the Pedigree on Lita

Taped 8/8/00; East Rutherford, NJ; Continental Airlines Arena 8/10/00 - included an in-ring segment with Commissioner Mick Foley to begin the show in which he addressed who, between Triple H and Kurt Angle, should be the #1 contender; moments later, Kurt Angle, with Shane McMahon, came out to tell Foley why he should be #1 contender; Triple H, with WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon, soon followed and did the same; eventually Foley announced that it would be Kurt Angle vs. Triple H vs. WWF World Champion the Rock at Summer Slam and that later in the night it would be Angle & Triple H vs. the Undertaker & the Rock; featured a backstage segment with the stars of "Highlander: Endgame" - Christopher Lambert, Adrian Paul, and Lisa Barbuscia - in which they came to say hi to Edge, who was also featured in the film, but were more excited to meet Gangrel than to hear Edge & Christian tell the story about winning the tag team titles at WrestleMania; included a trailer for "Highlander: Endgame"; featured Chris Jericho confronting Mick Foley backstage regarding wanting a match with Chris Benoit, with Foley saying he could have him at Summer Slam; included Jonathan Coachman conducting an interview with Victoria, one of the Godfather's hos who was put through a table by RTC on Monday and hospitalized, with Victoria saying she planned to sue Steven Richards for his actions: Chris Benoit (w/ Shane McMahon) & WWF IC Champion Val Venis (w/ Trish Stratus) defeated Chris Jericho & Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) at 3:37 when Benoit pinned Guerrero with the diving headbutt as Guerrero had Venis, the illegal man, covered following the frog splash; after the bout, Jericho briefly put Shane in the Walls of Jericho before eventually being locked in the Crippler Crossface by Benoit; moments later, Albert came ringside, caught Guerrero in a plancha to the floor, and rammed him into the steel ring post; Benoit broke the hold when referees swarmed the ring but briefly reapplied it before leaving the ring Rikishi pinned X-Pac with the Bonzai Drop at around 3:45 after blocking a sunset flip out of the corner and hitting a sit-down splash WWF European Champion Perry Saturn & Terri Runnels defeated Al Snow & the Kat at 2:46 when Saturn pinned Snow with a northern lights suplex after Kat hit Snow with Head; after the bout, Kat tackled Terri to the mat, with the two fighting with each other until Saturn pulled Kat off and Snow sent Saturn to the floor The Dudley Boyz defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian via disqualification at 4:29 when Edge hit Bubba Ray in the back with a steel chair as D-Von went to pull a table out from underneath the ring; prior to the bout, the champions were given good luck by Christopher Lambert, Adrian Paul, and Lisa Barbuscia who sat ringside; after the bout, the Hardy Boyz threw the champions back inside the ring, with Edge then being crushed in-between two ladders by the Hardyz and sustaining a double aerial attack while Christian was put through a table via a Bubba Ray powerbomb off the top Tazz fought Crash Holly to a no contest when, before the bout began, Jerry Lawler attacked Tazz from behind and the two fought in and outside the ring until they could be broken apart by officials; prior to Holly's entrance, Tazz argued with Lawler at the commentary table and ended up hitting him across the head with a metal water pitcher and busting him open Bull Buchanon & the Goodfather (w/ Steven Richards) defeated Too Cool when Buchanon pinned Scotty 2 Hotty scissors kick off the top after Goodfather landed a kick to the midsection; Steven Richards did guest commentary for the bout WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) at 3:18 following a kendo stick blow to the head, from the ring apron to the floor; prior to the bout, Lawler returned ringside with his head bandaged; after the bout, Val Venis hit Blackman in the back with the kendo stick, with Albert then hitting the Baldo Bomb WWF World Champion the Rock & the Undertaker defeated Triple H & Kurt Angle at 7:32 when Taker pinned Angle with the powerbomb moments after Triple H walked out of the match; early in the bout, WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon came ringside to be in the corner of Triple H & Angle; after the bout, Rock attempted to hit the Rock Bottom on Stephanie but Triple H returned to the ring and made the save but eventually sustained a chokeslam from Taker and the People's Elbow from Rock

Taped 8/15/00; Worcester, MA; Centrum 8/17/00 - included an opening in-ring segment with Shane McMahon, WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, and Kurt Angle in which Angle and Triple H reluctantly apologized to each other for their past differences; moments later, Mick Foley came out and showed a clip from Raw in which Angle kissed Stephanie on the cheek, hoping to create further tension between Angle and Triple H; he then said that one of the four would face the Rock in a non-title match later in the show and it was up to them to decide which one; later in the show, Shane told Triple H and Angle that he would take the match so as not to allow even more of a wedge to be driven between them; Stephanie McMahon later said she wanted the match; it was finally decided that Triple H would get the match; featured an in-ring promo from the Right to Censor; included footage of Linda McMahon, the Rock, and Chyna at the Democratic National Convention; featured Tazz attacking Jerry Lawler from behind and applying the Tazzmission as Lawler sat at the commentary table talking about facing Tazz at Summer Slam: WWF European Champion Perry Saturn & Terri defeated Rikishi & the Kat at 2:01 when Terri pinned Kat after Kat sustained a clothesline from Saturn; after the bout, Rikishi dropped Saturn with the Rikishi Driver and gave the Stinkface to Terri WWF IC Champion Val Venis (w/ Trish Stratus) pinned Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) at 3:25 with a roll up after Trish hit Chyna in the back of the head with a water pitcher, shattering it; later in the show, Foley granted Chyna a shot against Trish Stratus at Summer Slam in a tag team match - Chyna & Guerrero against Venis & Trish The Acolytes & Crash Holly defeated Sho Funaki, Taka Michinoku, & the Big Bossman at 2:35 when Crash pinned Michinoku after Bradshaw threw his partner onto Taka, moments after Taka sustained a powerbomb and the Dominator from Farooq; mid-way through the bout, Bossman walked out on the match WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned Chris Benoit (w/ Shane McMahon) at 4:53 when Chris Jericho, who did guest commentary for the bout, interfered and hit the challenger over the head with a steel chair as Benoit had a STF applied on Blackman; prior to the bout, it was announced that the Jericho / Benoit match at Summer Slam would be a Best 2 out of 3 falls bout; after the match, Benoit twice applied the Crippler Crossface on Blackman until referees were able to pull him away WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated D-Von Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray Dudley) & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita & Matt Hardy) in a non-title match at 2:00 when Edge pinned D-Von after Hardy accidentally hit the Swanton on his own partner; after the bout, the Hardy Boyz and Dudley Boyz battled in the ring as Edge & Christian watched on from the stage; the four continued to fight until the ring became filled by referees and officials Too Cool fought X-Pac & the Road Dogg to a no contest at around the 1:30 mark when, as X-Pac and the Road Dogg prepared to fight each other, Kane came out, hit chokeslams on both members of DX, and cut a promo on the Undertaker; moments later, Taker walked to the ring, past several referees, and confronted Kane, with Kane eventually landing a sucker punch and kicking Taker out to the floor; on the floor, Kane hit Taker over the head and back with a steel chair, busting him open, before leaving ringside Triple H pinned WWF World Champion the Rock in a non-title match at 7:28 with the Pedigree following a low blow from Triple H and a chair shot from an interfering Kurt Angle; prior to the bout, Mick Foley came out and said that no McMahons would be allowed at ringside, then stated that on Monday WWF Women's Champion Stephanie McMahon would defend against Lita while Shane McMahon would face Steve Blackman in a hardcore title match; after the bout, Triple H and Angle shook hands on the stage and celebrated

Taped 8/22/00; New Orleans, LA 8/24/00: Rikishi pinned the Goodfather Eddie Guerrero, Chyna, & Steve Blackman defeated Test, Albert, & Trish Stratus The Undertaker defeated X-Pac & the Road Dogg in a handicap match WWF European Champion Perry Saturn defeated Al Snow via submission Chris Jericho, Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Chris Benoit, WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian WWF World Champion the Rock & WWF Women's Champion Lita defeated Kurt Angle & Stephanie McMahon via disqualification

Taped 8/29/00; Fayetteville, NC 8/31/00: The Road Dogg pinned Bull Buchanon WWF Women's Champion Lita, Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Jackie, WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian at 4:00 when Jeff pinned Christian following Matt's Twist of Fate and the Swanton; after the bout, the Hardyz celebrated with their father, who was shown in attendance (Lita: It Just Feels Right) Al Snow defeated WWF European Champion Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) to win the title at 5:24 via submission with a dragon sleeper after avoiding the Rings of Saturn The Undertaker defeated Chris Benoit via disqualification; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would be the #1 contender to the WWF World Title Chris Jericho pinned Tazz Sho Funaki & Taka Michinoku defeated the Dudley Boyz Val Venis pinned Rikishi Kurt Angle pinned Eddie Guerrero; the bout was to have also involved Triple H

Taped 9/5/00; Louisville, KY; Freedom Hall 9/7/00: X-Pac pinned Chris Jericho Chris Benoit pinned Rikishi Triple H defeated Test & Albert in a handicap match WWF IC Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) pinned the Road Dogg after Chyna reversed the challenger's inside cradle Too Cool defeated Bull Buchanon & the Goodfather The Undertaker pinned Kurt Angle WWF World Champion the Rock defeated Christian and Kane

Taped 9/12/00; Phoenix, AZ; American West Arena 9/14/00: The Acolytes defeated Kane & Chris Benoit in an Acolytes Rules match Bull Buchanon, the Goodfather, & Val Venis defeated Too Cool & Rikishi Test & Albert defeated Kurt Angle & Triple H WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned Perry Saturn X-Pac, WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated Chris Jericho, Matt & Jeff Hardy The Dudley Boyz defeated the Undertaker & WWF World Champion the Rock in a tables match

Taped 9/19/00; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center 9/21/00: Val Venis (w/ Steven Richards) pinned Scott 2 Hotty with the fisherman's suplex as Scotty attempted to hit the Worm on Richards WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned Taka Michinoku after Taka, Perry Saturn, Test, Albert, Sho Funaki, and Crash Holly interfered in Blackman's title defense against Al Snow Jerry Lawler & Chris Jericho defeated Tazz & X-Pac via disqualification when Tazz began choking Lawler with a leather strap after Jericho chased X-Pac backstage; Jim Ross replaced Lawler at the commentary table for the remainder of the show The Acolytes defeated Bull Buchanon & the Goodfather; after the match, the Dudley Boyz and Too Cool made the save against the RTC WWF World Champion the Rock, the Undertaker, & Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) defeated Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, & Kane when Triple H pinned Angle after Angle collided with Stephanie; moments earlier, the Rock, TAker, Kane, and Benoit fought their way backstage; after the match, Angle hit Triple H with Triple H's own sledgehammer and kissed Stephanie

Taped 9/26/00; Pittsburgh, PA; civic Arena 9/28/00: Val Venis (w/ Steven Richards) pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with the fisherman's suplex as Scotty attempted to hit the Worm on Richards WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned Taka Michinoku after Test, Albert, Perry Saturn, Sho Funaki, Taka Michinoku, and Crash Holly interfered in Blackman's title match against Al Snow Chris Jericho & Jerry Lawler defeated Raven & Tazz via disqualification when Tazz began choking Lawler with a leather strap The Acolytes defeated the Goodfather & Bull Buchanon; after the match, Too Cool and the Dudleyz made the save for the Acolytes against the RTC Triple H, the Rock, & the Undertaker defeated Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, & Kane when Triple H pinned Angle after Angle collided with Stephanie McMahon on the apron; after the match, Angle hit Triple H with a sledgehammer and then kissed Stephanie

Taped 10/3/00; Baltimore, MD; Arena 10/5/00: D-Lo Brown, Chaz, & Jackie defeated WWF Women's Champion Lita, WWF Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy when Jackie pinned Lita after D-Lo interfered and hit the Sky High; after the bout, D-Lo & Chaz further attacked the tag team champions WWF European Champion Al Snow pinned X-Pac after Billy Gunn interfered and hit the Fameasser on the challenger The Goodfather, Bull Buchanon, & Val Venis (w/ Steven Richards) defeated WWF IC Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chyna) & the Acolytes when the Goodfather pinned Guerrero after catching him in a crossbody; after the bout, the Acolytes made the save for Chyna against the RTC Tazz & Raven defeated the Dudley Boyz via disqualification when Bubba Ray hit his opponents with the timekeeper's bell; after the bout, Bubba Ray hit a powerbomb on Raven through a table Kurt Angle, Edge, & Christian defeated Rikishi & Too Cool (w/ Mandy & Victoria) when Angle pinned Sexay with the Angle Slam after Stephanie McMahon pushed him off the top WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) after hitting him with a kendo stick as the champion lept off the top rope Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification when Triple H interfered and had a lengthy brawl with Benoit Kane defeated WWF World Champion the Rock via disqualification after Rikishi interfered and attacked the challenger

Taped 10/10/00; Los Angeles, CA; Sports Arena 10/12/00: The Dudley Boyz defeated D-Lo Brown & Chaz in a tables match after D-Lo sustained the 3D through a table WWF IC Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Chris Jericho and X-Pac by pinning Jericho at 3:50 after X-Pac hit a low blow and the X-Factor to Jericho, with Guerrero then dropkicking X-Pac to the floor; after the match, Jericho and X-Pac continued to brawl until officials broke it up; the bout was to have been a tag team match pitting Jericho & Billy Gunn against Guerrero & X-Pac but Guerrero attacked Gunn backstage and thus Commissioner Mick Foley made the bout a triple threat match instead (History of the Intercontinental Championship) WWF European Champion Al Snow pinned Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) with a hurricanrana; after the bout, William Regal attacked Snow Triple H & the Road Dogg defeated Chris Benoit & Perry Saturn (w/ Terri Runnels) when Triple H pinned Saturn with the Pedigree; after the bout, Benoit applied the Crippler Crossface on Triple H WWF Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ WWF Women's Champion Lita) defeated Tazz & Raven following the Swanton; during the bout, the champions were attacked by the Conquistadors Kurt Angle (w/ Stephanie McMahon) pinned Kane with a roll up as Kane grabbed Stephanie by the hair; after the match, Kane hit the chokeslam on two referees WWF World Champion the Rock pinned Val Venis (w/ Steven Richards) with the spinebuster / People's Elbow combo; after the bout, Kurt Angle attacked the champion, twice hit the Olympic Slam, and allowed Stephanie McMahon to slap the Rock in the face

Taped 10/17/00; Cleveland, OH; Gund Arena 10/19/00: The Conquistadors won a 7-team battle royal; other participants included: D-Lo Brown & Chaz, the Dudley Boyz, Test & Albert, the Acolytes, Too Cool, and Bull Buchanon & the Goodfather; order of elimination: Test by Bradshaw, Bradshaw eliminated himself to save Farooq on the floor, the Goodfather by Grandmaster Sexay, Scotty 2 Hotty by one of the Conquistadors as Scotty attempted the Worm on D-Lo, D-Lo & Chaz are eliminated, Bubba Ray by one of the Conquistadors as D-Von was getting a table on the floor; due to prematch stipulations, the Conquistadors became the #1 contenders to the tag team titles and earned a title shot for No Mercy WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned Tazz at 4:16 with a low blow followed by a kendo stick shot to the head off the top; during a brief backstage fight, the participants attacked Sho Funaki and Just Joe who walked by (WWF Hardcore) WWF European Champion William Regal defeated Al Snow and Perry Saturn when Snow submitted to the Regal Stretch The Road Dogg pinned Raven with the pump handle slam Chris Jericho, WWF Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy fought X-Pac, Edge, & Christian to a no contest when all the participants began brawling and Steve Austin came to the ring and laid out all six men with a steel chair before doing the same to the referee and Sgt. Slaughter WWF Women's Champion Lita defeated Trish Stratus via disqualification when an interfering Test blocked a hurricanrana from the champion into a powerbomb; after the match, the Acolytes made the save against Test & Albert Kurt Angle defeated Triple H, Chris Benoit, and WWF World Champion the Rock in a non-title match by pinning Triple H after Triple H sustained the People’s Elbow from the Rock; the Rock was unable to make the pin because of the distraction of Stephanie McMahon at ringside; after the contest, the Rock and Benoit locked Angle and Triple H in submission holds and Stephanie didn’t know which of the two men she wanted to help; as the show came to a close, Benoit and Angle double teamed the Rock

Taped 10/24/00; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum 10/26/00: WWF Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ WWF Women's Champion Lita) fought the Dudley Boyz to a no contest when Edge & Christian interfered and attacked both teams with steel chairs Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko defeated Triple H & the Road Dogg when Road Dogg submitted to Malenko's Texas Cloverleaf after Perry Saturn interfered and attacked Road Dogg; after the bout, Triple H attacked Saturn and Malenko Chris Jericho defeated WWF World Champion Kurt Angle (w/ Stephanie McMahon) via disqualification when Kane attacked the challenger and hit the chokeslam Albert pinned Crash Holly in a hardcore match The Rock, Billy Gunn, & Chyna defeated Steven Richards, Val Venis, Bull Buchanon, & the Goodfather (w/ Steven Richards) when Buchanon submitted to the Rock's Sharpshooter Raven pinned Al Snow with the DDT; after the bout, Snow and Jerry Lawler fought off Tazz, who was doing guest commentary for the bout, and Raven Rikishi defeated Too Cool in a handicap match by pinning Scotty 2 Hotty with the Bonzai Drop; after the bout, Rikishi hit a Samoan Drop and Bonzai Drop on Grandmaster Sexay; moments after, Rikishi called out Steve Austin; Austin eventually came out, after being attacked backstage by an unknown assailant, and the two battled from the entrance way to the ring where Rikishi eventually hit the Bonzai Drop

Taped 10/31/00; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena 11/2/00 - featured an in-ring promo from the Rock in which he asked Steve Austin to come out so he could face-to-face tell Austin he had nothing to do with running him over at Survivor Series 99; moments later, Austin came to the ring and said that the only person he trusts is himself; Rikishi appeared on the stage shortly thereafter and said that, because the Rock's merchandise sales were dropping, Rock came to him and asked him to run Austin down; to rebut Rikishi's claims, Rock told Austin that everything he has done has been face-to-face; WWF World Champion Kurt Angle then appeared on the stage and explained that Stephanie McMahon was too ill to be in his corner later in the night and that Rock was not worthy of receiving a title shot because he helped run Austin over; after Angle and Rikishi went backstage, Austin jumped Rock from behind and hit the Stunner; included Steven Richards cutting an in-ring promo about the political scene and the censoring that should take place; moments later, the Undertaker drove to the ring, assaulted Richards, and hit the powerbomb; featured pre-taped footage of Adam Sandler meeting with such WWF talent as Billy Gunn & Chyna, Crash Holly, Trish Stratus, Edge & Christian, the Rock, and Earl Hebner - with Hebner being Sandler's favorite; Sandler appeared to help promote his film 'Little Nicky' which would be released 11/10; included Debra rejecting Edge & Christian's request for a tag team title shot later in the show; featured Al Snow trying to bribe Jerry Lawler with the WWF cookbook so that Lawler would be his tag team partner against Raven & Tazz; included Steve Austin talking on his cell phone backstage in which he narrowly avoided having a crate drop on him; after the commercial break, several officials investigated the incident and Jonathan Coachman was unable to find the Rock: Crash Holly defeated Test & Albert in a handicap hardcore match at 2:45 when WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman, who was watching the match backstage, interfered and attacked T&A as they attempted to throw Crash off the loading dock, knocking Albert off the dock and assaulting Test with his kendo stick before placing Crash on top for the win Ivory defeated WWF Women's Champion Lita, Trish Stratus, and Jackie to win the title at 3:25 by pinning Lita after Edge & Christian interfered and hit a sideslam / reverse DDT combo; pre-match stipulations stated that no member of RTC, the Hardy Boyz, or T&A could interfere; after the match, RTC celebrated with Ivory at ringside Chris Jericho defeated Rikishi via disqualification at 4:08 when Kane came to the ring, sustained a steel chair shot to the head by Jericho, and then hit a chokeslam on Jericho; after the bout, Rikishi hit the Bonzai Drop on the already injured Jericho Billy Gunn & Chyna defeated Val Venis & WWF IC Champion Eddie Guerrero at 4:02 when Chyna pinned Guerrero with a sleeper slam; prior to the bout, Venis interrupted Gunn's theme song, saying he could no longer use it as a result of losing to Steven Richards on Raw; Gunn was referred to as 'Billy G' by the ring announcer and commentary team Al Snow pinned Tazz (w/ Raven) with a roll up at 1:23 after Tazz collided with Raven, who did guest commentary for the bout, on the ring apron moments after Jerry Lawler pulled Raven off the apron as he attempted to interfere; after the match, Snow was double teamed in the ring until Lawler used a toilet seat to help clear the ring Chris Benoit pinned Triple H at 3:39 after Eddie Guerrero interfered and hit Triple H over the back of the head with the IC title belt moments after Triple H cleared Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko from the ring and hit the Pedigree on Benoit; after the match, Triple H cleared the ring with a steel chair The Rock defeated WWF World Champion Kurt Angle via disqualification at 7:45 when Rikishi, who the Rock knocked off the apron moments earlier, broke the cover on Angle after the challenger hit a spinebuster; after the bout, Rock was double teamed in the ring until Steve Austin came out, knocked Rikishi out of the ring, and hit the Stunner on Angle; moments later, Rock hit the Rock Bottom on Austin as payback for the Stunner he received earlier in the show

Taped 11/7/00; Dallas, TX; Reunion Arena 11/9/00: Billy Gunn (w/ Chyna) defeated WWF IC Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Perry Saturn & Terri) via disqualification when Saturn interfered moments after Gunn thought he had won the championship Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) defeated Edge & Christian when Christian was pinned following the Twist of Fate / Swanton combo after Lita interfered The Undertaker defeated Chris Jericho, Kane, and Chris Benoit by pinning Jericho with the powerbomb after Jericho had previously sustained a chokeslam from Kane; due to prematch stipulations, the Undertaker became the #1 contender to the world title WWF Tag Team Champions Bull Buchanon & the Goodfather (w/ Steven Richards & Ivory) defeated the Dudley Boyz when the Goodfather pinned Bubba Ray after Val Venis interfered and hit the challenger with the title belt Crash Holly (w/ Molly Holly) & Steve Blackman defeated Test & Albert in a hardcore match when Crash pinned Test with a kendo stick shot off the top after Molly interfered The Rock & Steve Austin fought Triple H & Rikishi to a no contest when the Radicalz began brawling with the Rock & Austin before the match began

Taped 11/14/00; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse 11/16/00: Hardcore & Crash Holly (w/ Molly Holly) defeated Test & Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) when Hardcore pinned Test with a roll up; after the bout, T&A and Trish attacked their opponents Too Cool defeated Tazz & Raven when Grandmaster Sexay pinned Tazz with the Hip Hop Drop after Raven attacked his partner and hit the DDT Steve Austin pinned WWF IC Champion Eddie Guerrero with the Stunner in a non-title match at around 3:12; prior to the bout, Guerrero cut an in-ring promo on Austin, with cameras then showing Austin backstage blocking the Radicalz inside the McMahon-Helmsley locker room with a forklift; there was no opening bell for the match (The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin) The Dudley Boyz, Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) defeated Steven Richards, Val Venis, WWF Tag Team Champions the Goodfather & Bull Buchanon (w/ WWF Women's Champion Ivory) when Matt pinned the Goodfather after the 3D and Swanton; after the bout, Edge & Christian joined in an attack on the Hardyz and Dudleyz WWF World Champion Kurt Angle & Kane defeated Chris Jericho & the Undertaker in a No DQ match when Angle pinned Taker following a chairshot from Kane The Road Dogg & K-Kwick defeated WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn when Kwick pinned Saturn The Rock defeated Chris Benoit via disqualification when Rikishi came out of the crowd and attacked the Rock, eventually leaving him bleeding from the mouth and nose

Taped 11/21/00; Ft. Lauderdale, FL 11/23/00 - aired on Thanksgiving: Billy Gunn pinned WWF IC Champion Eddie Guerrero to win the title with the Cobra Clutch slam Test & Albert (w/ Trish Stratus) defeated Hardcore & Crash Holly in a hardcore match after Albert ran Crash into a big boot from Test Val Venis pinned K-Kwick after Steven Richards interfered and hit the Steven Kick as the Road Dogg battled the other members of RTC on the floor The Rock defeated WWF European Champion William Regal in a non-title match via submission with the Sharpshooter; after the match, the Rock further attacked Regal by hitting the Rock Bottom; Rikishi looked on from the rampway for much of the contest Raven pinned Tazz with the DDT Molly Holly pinned Trish Stratus with the Molly-Go-Round Chris Jericho & Steve Austin fought Kane & Chris Benoit to a no contest when a frustrated Austin hit the Stunner on Earl Hebner before doing the same to Benoit and Kane

Taped 11/28/00; Minneapolis, MN; Target Center 11/30/00: Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko, & Perry Saturn defeated Lita, Matt & Jeff Hardy when Malenko pinned Lita after Guerrero hit the frog splash on Lita after Lita hit the Litasault on Saturn WWF Tag Team Champions Bull Buchanon & the Goodfather (w/ Ivory) defeated the Road Dogg & K-Kwick when Buchanon pinned Kwick after Ivory hit Kwick in the head with her Women's title belt; prior to the match, Steven Richards - who came out with the RTC - was sent backstage WWF European Champion William Regal pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with a neckbreaker Chris Benoit & Kane defeated Chris Jericho & WWF IC Champion Billy Gunn when Gunn submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface D-Lo Brown, Chaz, & Tiger Ali Singh defeated the Dudley Boyz & WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman in a tables match when D-Lo put Blackman through a table with the Sky High Hardcore Holly pinned Raven in a hardcore match after hitting him with a street sign outside the arena at a bus stop The Rock & the Undertaker defeated WWF World Champion Kurt Angle, Edge & Christian in a handicap match when Taker pinned Angle with the chokeslam and powerbomb

Taped 12/5/00; New York City, NY; Madison Square Garden 12/7/00 - featured Vince McMahon telling Linda he wanted a divorce: Val Venis & WWF Women's Champion Ivory defeated WWF IC Champion Billy Gunn & Chyna when Venis pinned Chyna after Ivory hit Chyna with the Women's title belt as Gunn was distracted by Chris Benoit at ringside Molly Holly defeated Trish Stratus via disqualification when Trish hit Molly with a trash can lid; due to pre-match stipulations, Molly became the #1 contender to the Women's title Chris Jericho & Hardcore Holly defeated Kane & WWF European Champion William Regal when Regal submitted to a sleeper by Holly The Road Dogg & K-Kwick defeated Edge & Christian when Road Dogg pinned Edge after Edge sustained a spin kick from Kwick WWF World Champion Kurt Angle, Steve Austin, the Rock, and the Undertaker fought to a no contest when Triple H and Rikishi interfered and a brawl ensued involving all six men, with Triple H remaining as the last man standing (WWE's Top 50 Superstars of All Time)

Taped 12/12/00; Little Rock, AR 12/14/00: WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated the Dudley Boyz when Christian pinned Bubba Ray after Edge hit him with one of the title belts WWF Women's Champion Ivory pinned Lita with a side suplex after Dean Malenko interfered Val Venis (w/ WWF Women's Champion Ivory) defeated Billy Gunn via disqualification when Gunn hit Venis with Ivory's Women's title belt after Ivory attempted to hit Gunn with it The Undertaker pinned Raven in a hardcore match at 3:02 following a powerbomb through the announce table (WWF Hardcore) Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit & Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) when Jeff pinned Benoit WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko pinned Chris Jericho in a non-title match after Eddie Guerrero came ringside and prevented Jericho from hitting the Lionsault; after the match, Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho on Guerrero until officials swarmed the ring The Rock & Steve Austin defeated WWF World Champion Kurt Angle & WWF European Champion William Regal when Austin pinned Regal with the Stunner

Taped 12/19/00; Charlotte, NC; Coliseum 12/21/00: The Dudley Boyz defeated D-Lo Brown & Chaz (w/ Tiger Ali Singh) following the 3D on Chaz WWF Women's Champion Ivory (w/ the RTC) pinned Jackie with a roll up; after the match, the Acolytes made the save against the RTC Chris Jericho, Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, & Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) when Jericho pinned Malenko with the Lionsault WWF European Champion William Regal fought Hardcore Holly to a no contest when guest referee Steve Austin hit the Stunner on both men and began counting them both down until Kane came to the ring and hit a chokeslam on Austin; after the bout, Vince McMahon announced Austin would face Kane on Raw Crash & Molly Holly defeated Taka Michinoku & Sho Funaki when Crash pinned Funaki with a bulldog following a missile dropkick from Molly WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman pinned Raven with a DDT off the middle turnbuckle onto a trash can Billy Gunn pinned Steven Richards with the Cobra Clutch slam Edge & Christian defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Rock & the Undertaker to win the titles when Edge pinned the Rock after guest referee Kurt Angle hit the Olympic Slam on the Rock and laid Edge on top for the win

Taped 12/23/00; Nashville, TN 12/28/00: WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated Chris Jericho in a handicap match WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit defeated Matt Hardy WWF World Champion Kurt Angle defeated Bubba Ray Dudley Bull Buchanon, the Goodfather, & Ivory defeated the Acolytes & Jackie WWF Hardcore Champion Raven defeated Jeff Hardy Test & Albert defeated Too Cool The Rock & the Undertaker defeated Rikishi, William Regal, & Kane in a handicap match 1/4/01: Chris Jericho defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit via disqualification when Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko attacked the challenger as Benoit was locked in the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, Matt & Jeff Hardy made the save The Dudley Boyz defeated Bull Buchanon & the Goodfather (w/ Steven Richards) following the 3D on Buchanon as Richards argued with Edge & Christian, who were doing guest commentary, on the floor; due to prematch stipulations, the Dudleyz became the #1 contenders to Edge & Christian's tag team titles; after the bout, the champions attacked the Dudleyz and hit their finishers WWF World Champion Kurt Angle defeated the Rock via disqualification in a non-title mach after the Rock hit the Rock Bottom on a number of referees before hitting Angle in the head with the title belt Perry Saturn & Terri (w/ WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko) defeated Matt Hardy & Lita (w/ Jeff Hardy) at 3:22 when Terri pinned Lita after Malenko interfered behind the referee's back and dropped Lita with a DDT after Lita hit the moonsault on Terri (Lita: It Just Feels Right) Val Venis (w/ Steven Richards & Ivory) pinned Billy Gunn after Richards interfered and hit the Steven Kick Rikishi (sub. for Albert) pinned Test with the Bonzai Drop after Test became distracted by Trish Stratus and Albert at ringside; after the bout, Albert hit the Baldo Bomb on Test before Rikishi hit a second Bonzai Drop; prior to the match, Trish pulled Albert from the match since Vince McMahon owed her a favor Steve Austin (sub. for WWF European Champion William Regal) defeated the Undertaker and Kane by pinning the Undertaker with the Stunner after Taker hit a chokeslam on an interfering Rikishi; Vince McMahon was the second referee for the bout and reluctantly made the pinfall for Austin; due to prematch stipulations, Austin earned a world title shot for the following Monday

2001

Taped 1/9/01; Oakland, CA; Arena 1/11/01 - included Vince McMahon announcing Triple H would challenge Kurt Angle for the WWF World Title at the Royal Rumble: The Goodfather, Bull Buchanon, & Val Venis (w/ Steven Richards & WWF Women’s Champion Ivory) defeated Billy Gunn, Matt, & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) when Venis pinned Matt after a Steven Kick from Richards Test pinned K-Kwick with a boot to the face; after the match, William Regal attacked Test on the stage with his European title Chris Jericho & the Dudley Boyz fought WWF IC Champion Chris Benoit, WWF Tag Team Champions Edge, & Christian to a no contest when Steve Austin came to the ring and hit Bubba, D-Von and Edge with a steel chair, with the other three participants escaping ringside; Austin then demanded Vince McMahon come out and tell him whether or not he was in the Royal Rumble match, which Vince said he was Rikishi defeated Kane, the Undertaker, & the Rock after pinning Kane with a splash; after the match, the four continued to brawl with Kane emerging as the last man standing; due to pre-match stipulations Rikishi earned the #30 spot in the Royal Rumble match

Taped 1/16/01; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena 1/18/01: Chris Jericho fought Perry Saturn to a no contest in a ladder match when Chris Benoit interfered; after the bout, Jericho was double teamed with the ladder Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley) pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Edge (w/ WWF Tag Team Champion Christian) with a roll up; after the match, the champions put Bubba Ray through a table after Christian hit the Unprettier on D-Von The Acolytes & Jackie defeated Lita, Matt, & Jeff Hardy when Bradshaw pinned Jeff with the Clothesline from Hell Val Venis pinned Test with the Money Shot after guest commentator William Regal hit Test with a steel chair on the floor and threw him back into the ring; prior to the bout, Test attacked Regal at the announce table and ripped up his suit Steve Blackman pinned Hardcore Holly in a hardcore match after Raven interfered and hit both men with a kendo stick, with Blackman falling on top for the win Steve Austin, the Undertaker, & the Rock defeated WWF World Champion Kurt Angle, Kane, & Rikishi when Rock pinned Angle with the Rock Bottom after guest referee Triple H hit the Pedigree on Angle after Angle shoved Austin into him; after the match, Austin hit the Stunner on Triple H with Rock & Austin having a stare down in the ring until they suffered a double chokeslam from Kane

Taped 1/23/01; Mobile, AL 1/25/01: The Undertaker defeated Rikishi via disqualification when Haku interfered; after the bout, Kane made the save Jeff Hardy & Bradshaw defeated Matt Hardy & Farooq when Jeff pinned Farooq with the Swanton after Matt turned on his partner and hit the Twist of Fate The Big Show defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification when Chris Benoit interfered and prevented Show from making the cover; after the match, guest commentator the Rock hit the Big Show with the IC title and gave him the Rock Bottom on the floor Tazz defeated K-Kwick via submission with the Tazzmission WWF European Champion Test pinned Christian with the boot to the face Crash & Hardcore Holly (w/ Molly Holly) defeated the Goodfather & Bull Buchanon (w/ Steven Richards & WWF Women’s Champions Ivory) when Hardcore pinned Bull after Ivory accidentally hit him with her Women’s title belt WWF World Champion Kurt Angle pinned Kane after Haku and Rikishi interfered, with Haku hitting Kane twice with a steel chair and hitting a superkick while Rikishi distracted the referee; after the match, the Undertaker attempted to make the save but was also beaten down

Taped 1/30/01; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena Smackdown! Xtreme - 2/1/01 - added emphasis was given to this show in order to compete with 'Friends' and the series premier of 'Survivor II': WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy in a tables match after Bubba powerbombed Jeff from the stage through two tables WWF Women’s Champion Ivory defeated Lita and Jackie by pinning Jackie after Lita hit the moonsault on Jackie but was thrown out of the ring before being able to make the cover The Acolytes defeated Edge & Christian when Farooq pinned Edge with a spinebuster WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned Tazz with the Lionsault The Big Show pinned Billy Gunn with the chokeslam The Undertaker & Kane defeated Rikishi & Haku in a First Blood Match after Taker hit Haku with a steel chair and Kane hit Rikishi in the head with the steel ring steps WWF World Champion Kurt Angle defeated the Rock and Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) by pinning Triple H after a low blow and Steve Austin, who was watching from ringside, counted the pinfall by slapping the hand of the unconscious referee, Earl Hebner, to the mat

Taped 2/6/01; Charleston, SC; Coliseum 2/8/01 - included Vince McMahon cutting an in-ring promo to begin the show in which he said that the Rock would face the Big Show later in the show to determine the #1 contender for the world title at No Way Out; he went on to state that Triple H and Steve Austin would have wrestlers representing them in a match, where if Austin or Triple H had the winning wrestler, they would be able to pick the stipulations for their bout at No Way Out; after asking for a volunteer to come out and pick at random the wrestlers who would be competing on behalf of Austin and Triple H, William Regal and Trish Stratus came out, with Trish picking Billy Gunn to represent Steve Austin and WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho to represent Triple H; later in the show, Triple H found Gunn backstage and asked him to lay down and let Jericho beat him; after Gunn refused, Triple H hit him in the back of the head with a fire extinguisher; Vince McMahon later announced that the match would be changed to Triple H vs. Jericho instead and, on Raw, Rikishi would represent Steve Austin in a match against the Rock, who would represent Triple H; featured a video recap of the first week of the XFL; included a backstage segment in which Kurt Angle and Essa Rios had an altercation, with a match between the two announced to take place on Sunday Night Heat: Chris Benoit & Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) at 6:21 when Jeff submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface, moments after Dean Malenko - who came out before the match to watch Lita - threw Jeff into the steel ring steps Rikishi (w/ Haku) pinned Al Snow with a sit-down splash at 1:24; after the match, Haku entered the ring and applied the Tongan Death Grip on Snow Edge & Christian defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz via disqualification at 7:04 when the Undertaker & Kane came ringside, with Taker preventing Edge from pinning Bubba Ray and then hitting a chokeslam on the challenger; moments later, Taker hit a chokeslam on Bubba Ray while Kane did the same to D-Von; after the commercial break, Vince said that to make it up to Edge & Christian, they could host the upcoming Sunday Night Heat and would face Taker & Kane the following week on Raw to determine the #1 contenders to the tag team titles Hardcore Holly (w/ Molly Holly) pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Raven to win the title at 2:26 with the Hollycaust after Molly prevented the masked ninja woman from interfering; moments later, Raven pinned Holly to regain the title after the woman entered the ring and broke a 2x4 across Holly's back Steven Richards, Bull Buchanon, the Goodfather, & WWF Women’s Champion Ivory defeated the Acolytes, Jackie, & the Kat at 4:02 when Ivory pinned Kat with both feet on the ropes for leverage Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) pinned WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match at 7:20 with the Pedigree after blocking the Lionsault by lifting both knees; moments prior to the finish, Jericho sent an interfering Eddie Guerrero off the apron to the floor; after the bout, Steve Austin came out and offered Triple H a beer; when Guerrero demanded a beer of his own, Austin dropped him with the Stunner; then, as Austin and Triple H had words, Jericho attacked Triple H from behind and locked him in the Walls of Jericho while Austin poured beer on him The Rock pinned the Big Show at 9:22 with a Rock Bottom onto a steel chair inside the ring, moments after WWF World Champion Kurt Angle - who did guest commentary early in the bout before being assaulted by Show on the floor - interfered and hit Show with two chair shots to the head; after the bout, Show hit a chokeslam on both Angle and Rock; due to pre-match stipulations, Rock earned a world title shot for No Way Out

Taped 2/13/01; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum 2/15/01: Kane (w/ the Undertaker) pinned Edge (w/ Christian) with a flying clothesline; after the match, the Dudley Boyz - who were watching from ringside - taunted Kane until he stood on the ring apron while, in the ring, Christian Irish whipped Taker into Kane who then went through a table that had been set up by the Dudleys; moments thereafter, Kane and the Undertaker hit chokeslams on Edge and Christian Matt Hardy (w/ Lita & Jeff Hardy) pinned Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) with a roll up after Lita was knocked into the arms of Dean Malenko - who had just came to ringside; after the match, Malenko kissed Lita before she slapped him and challenged him to a match the following Monday on Raw Steve Austin pinned Chris Benoit with the Stunner X-Pac defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification when Eddie Guerrero prevented the pinfall from being made after the challenger hit the X-Factor; after the bout, Guerrero and Jericho began brawling until Justin Credible appeared and nailed Guerrero; moments thereafter, Jericho chased Credible and X-Pac off with a steel chair before hitting Guerrero with the chair WWF Hardcore Champion Raven fought the Big Show to a no contest when Raven ran away with help from the masked woman after Taka Michinoku, Sho Funaki, Albert, K-Kwick, Val Venis, Tazz, Hardcore Holly and Steve Blackman got involved in the match The Rock defeated Triple H via disqualification when Kurt Angle prevented the Rock’s pin attempt; after the match, a brawl ensued involving the Rock, Triple H, Angle, Chris Benoit, and Steve Austin; as the show went off the air, the Rock was caught in Angle’s ankle lock while Austin was caught in Benoit’s Crippler Crossface as Triple H poured beer on him

Taped 2/20/01; Kansas City, MO; Kemper Arena 2/22/01 - included an in-ring interview where Jim Ross was scheduled to interview Steve Austin, but Triple H came out instead and hit the Pedigree on Ross before Steve Austin made the save; featured Jerry Lawler’s final appearance as a commentator on Smackdown! until the 11/20/01 taping: Rikishi pinned Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) with the Bonzai Drop; after the match, Rikishi gave Lita the Stinkface until Matt Hardy came to ringside The Big Show defeated Crash Holly, Perry Saturn (w/ Terri), Steve Blackman, Hardcore Holly, & K-Kwick in a hardcore match by pinning Kwick with the chokeslam; after the match, Raven – who was doing guest commentary – came in the ring and hit Show with a stop sign, but Show fought him off; due to pre-match stipulations, Show became the # 1 contender for the Hardcore title at No Way Out Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho & X-Pac when Jericho submitted to Benoit’s Crippler Crossface after X-Pac kicked Jericho in the face; after the match, X-Pac and Justin Credible attacked Guerrero & Benoit, leaving both laying in the ring WWF Women’s Champion Ivory fought the Kat to a no contest when Right To Censor came to the ring after Kat removed Ivory’s shirt; after the match, Jerry Lawler was about to enter the ring until he was given the superkick by Steven Richards (who was dressed as security); Lawler was then thrown into the ring and beaten down by RTC, with Richards finishing him off with he DDT on a chair (Kat’s last match in the WWF) WWF European Champion Test pinned William Regal with the big boot after Al Snow - who was at ringside campaigning to be the Commissioner of the WWF - hit Regal with Head WWF World Champion Kurt Angle, Edge, & Christian defeated the Rock, the Undertaker, & Kane in a No DQ Match when Angle pinned Rock with the Olympic Slam through a table – originally put into the ring by the Dudley Boyz; after the bout, Angle put Rock in the ankle lock, with Rock tapping as the show went off air

Taped 2/27/01; Tucson, AZ; Convention Center 3/1/01: Matt Hardy & Lita defeated Crash & Molly Holly when Matt pinned Crash with the Twist of Fate Chris Benoit defeated X-Pac (w/ Justin Credible) via submission with the Crippler Crossface after guest commentator Eddie Guerrero pushed X-Pac into Benoit; after the match, other members of the Radicalz attacked Credible and Benoit was upset that Guerrero helped him win WWF World Champion the Rock defeated William Regal via disqualification when Kurt Angle interfered while Rock had the Sharpshooter applied; after the bout, Angle the put Rock in the ankle lock but Rock was able to escape, grabbed a steel chair, and hit William Regal since Angle had retreated backstage Kane, the Undertaker, & D-Von Dudley defeated Rikishi, Haku, & Christian when Taker pinned Christian after the Last Ride Steve Austin fought Kurt Angle to a no contest when William Regal and guest commentator the Rock interfered; the show ended with a staredown between Austin & Rock

Taped 3/6/01; Washington DC; MCI Center 3/8/01: WWF Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated the Dudley Boyz following the Swanton Bomb WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated Val Venis (w/ Right to Censor) Perry Saturn, Eddie Guerrero, & Dean Malenko defeated Chris Benoit in a gauntlet match when Guerrero scored the pin with the frog splash Kurt Angle defeated Test William Regal defeated Al Snow (w/ Wee Man from Jackass) in a match to determine the new commissioner of the WWF; Regal suplexed Wee Man onto Snow after the match WWF World Champion the Rock defeated Rikishi & Haku in a handicap match following the Rock Bottom

Taped 3/13/01; Anaheim, CA; Arrowhead Pond 3/15/01: WWF European Champion Test pinned Eddie Guerrero (w/ Perry Saturn & Terri) with the boot to the face after Chris Jericho interfered Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) and Billy Gunn fought Albert, Justin Credible, & X-Pac to a double disqualification when all six participants began brawling The Dudley Boyz defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho in a handicap tables match following the 3D through a table Grandmaster Sexay & Steve Blackman defeated the Goodfather & Bull Buchanon (w/ Steven Richards) when Blackman pinned Buchanon as Tazz choked out Richards on the floor Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) pinned Kane with the Pedigree after the Big Show interfered and hit the chokeslam on Kane on the floor; after the bout, the two double teamed Kane Steve Austin pinned Kurt Angle after hitting the Stunner on the Rock, who was doing color commentary for the match

Taped 3/20/01; Providence, RI; Civic Center 3/22/01 - included the announcement that Edge & Christian, Matt & Jeff Hardy, and the Dudley Boyz would compete at TLC 2 at WrestleMania: WWF Hardcore Champion Raven pinned William Regal; the bout was originally Raven vs. Chris Jericho, Raven and Jericho ended up fighting in Regal’s office, where Regal smashed a vase over Jericho’s head and then Raven hit Regal with tray of crumpets and pinned him; after the commercial break, Regal announced in an interview that Raven would defend his title at WrestleMania against Kane and the Big Show X-Pac, Justin Credible, & Albert defeated Grandmaster, Sexay, Steve Blackman, & K-Kwick when X-Pac scored the pin after a double superkick from he and Credible The Big Show & Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) defeated Kane in a handicap match when Show pinned Kane following the chokeslam; after the match, Triple H and Show continued attacking Kane until the Undertaker – who was handcuffed backstage – attempted to make the save, but Taker was beaten down and even held down by police officers – who were then revealed as friends of Triple H; the cops handcuffed Kane as well and Taker was left a bloody mess after being hit in the head with a sledgehammer WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz & Spike Dudley defeated Edge, Christian, & Rhyno via disqualification at 5:54 when Edge hit Bubba Ray in hte back with a steel chair as the remaining participants battled on the floor; after the bout, Spike fought off Edge and Christian before being Gored by Rhyno through a table set up against the corner (Action!) WWF World Champion the Rock (w/ Debra) defeated Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle in handicap match by pinning Angle with the Rock Bottom; after the match, Benoit was caught in Rock's Sharpshooter and Angle refused to make the save; guest commentator Vince McMahon forced Rock to release the hold and almost received the Rock Bottom before Angle returned to the ring and applied the ankle lock; Steve Austin was seen watching backstage on a monitor but didn't come ringside

Taped 3/27/01; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena 3/29/01: X-Pac & Justin Credible (w/ Albert) defeated the Acolytes (w/ Jackie) when X-Pac pinned Farooq after Bull Buchanon interfered and hit an axe kick; after the match, the Right to Censor beat up the Acolytes and Tazz Chris Benoit & WWF European Champion Test defeated Kurt Angle & Eddie Guerrero when Guerrero submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface; after the match, Angle applied the ankle lock on Benoit Rhyno (w/ Edge & Christian) pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Jeff Hardy) after Christian interfered and hit the Unprettier; after the match, the Dudley Boyz survived a brawl with the five other men and put Rhyno through a table Trish Stratus fought WWF Women's Champion Ivory to a no contest in a Bra & Panties match at around the 40-second mark when Chyna interfered and stripped Ivory down to her bra and panties as Trish exited the ring William Regal & the Big show defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho & Kane when Regal applied the Regal Stretch on Jericho after hitting the champion with a fire extinguisher; after the match, Show dominated a confrontation with Raven and Kane on the floor

Taped 4/3/01; Oklahoma City, OK; Myriad Convention Center 4/5/01 - featured Jim Ross being assaulted and bloodied by WWF World Champion Steve Austin during an in-ring interview: The Undertaker & WWF Hardcore Champion Kane defeated Steven Richards, Bull Buchanon, & the Goodfather when Taker pinned Richards with the Last Ride Rhyno pinned K-Kwick with the Gore; after he match Crash Holly attacked Rhyno on the ramp and brought him into the ring but Rhyno quickly took care of him with the Gore Kurt Angle & William Regal defeated Chris Benoit in a handicap match when Benoit submitted to a Regal Stretch / ankle lock combo; after the match, Chris Jericho made the save Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita & Matt Hardy) pinned the Big Show at 3:07 with a fast count from the referee after the Swanton and Matt and Lita hitting legdrops off the top in plain view of the referee; earlier in the match, Show shoved the referee to the mat (Lita: It Just Feels Right) X-Pac, Justin Credible, & Albert defeated Billy Gunn, Steve Blackman, & Grandmaster Sexay when Credible pinned Gunn after the X-Factor from X-Pac Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) pinned WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho with the Pedigree to win the title at 7:30 after hitting Jericho over the head with a steel chair as the champion had Stephanie in the Walls of Jericho; moments prior to the finish, William Regal ran into the ring with the chair, as the Walls were applied on the challenger, but Jericho dropped him before he could use the weapon (Action!)

Taped 4/10/01; Philadelphia, PA; First Union Center 4/12/01 - included Jeff Hardy interrupting an in-ring promo by WWF World Champion Steve Austin and WWF IC Champion Triple H, hitting both with a steel chair before dropping Stephanie McMahon with the Twist of Fate: Albert (w/ X-Pac & Justin Credible) pinned Spike Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) with a bicycle kick; after the match, the Dudleys attacked X-Factor but Albert was able to put Spike through a table with the Baldo Bomb WWF Women's Champion Chyna pinned Ivory (w/ Steven Richards) with a gorilla press slam; after he match, Chyna gave Richards the DDT after catching his foot when he attempted the Steven Kick WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian, Kurt Angle, & William Regal defeated Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho in a handicap match when Angle pinned Jericho with the Olympic Slam; after the match, Jericho put Regal in the Walls of Jericho and Benoit put Angle in the Crossface, with both men tapping out Rhyno fought Hardcore Holly to a no contest when Rhyno accidentally hit the Gore on the referee, Molly Holly came ringside and gave Hardcore a trashcan, with Holly hitting Rhyno several times with it, and Rhyno then leaving ringside The Undertaker & WWF Hardcore Champion Kane defeated the Big Show, Sho Funaki, & Taka Michinoku in a handicpa match when Kane pinned Funaki after the Last Ride Test pinned Val Venis (w/ Steven Richards, the Goodfather, & Bull Buchanon) with a big boot; after the match, the RTC members brawled with each other Jeff Hardy pinned WWF IC Champion Triple H to win the title at 8:06 with the Swanton after Matt Hardy - said to be recovering at home with Lita - ran in the ring and hit the champion over the head with a steel chair; during the match, Stephanie McMahon was shown watching the match backstage (Action!, Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story, History of the Intercontinental Championship, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

Taped 4/17/01; Nashville, TN; Gaylord Entertainment Center 4/19/01: Rhyno pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Kane to win the title after Steve Austin and Triple H interfered and beat down Kane with steel chairs The Acolytes, Sho Funaki, & Taka Michinoku defeated Steven Richards, Val Venis, the Goodfather, & Bull Buchanon when Taka pinned Buchanon after a double spinebuster from the Acolytes WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Grandmatser Sexay The Dudley Boyz defeated Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit in a tables match after Kurt Angle interfered and pushed Benoit off the top rope through a table WWF Women’s Champion Chyna pinned Molly Holly with a powerbomb The Undertaker & Kane defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian (w/ WWF Hardcore Champion Rhyno) in a No DQ match to win the titles when Taker pinned Christian with the Last Ride

Taped 4/24/01; Denver, CO 4/26/01: William Regal & Kurt Angle defeated Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit in a Duchess of Queensbury rules match; ring announcer Tony Chimmel announced Jericho & Benoit as the winners by DQ, but Regal said the Duchess of Queensbury Rules apply so, he and Angle are the winners Matt Hardy (w/ Lita & Jeff Hardy) pinned WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Perry Saturn & Terri) to win the title with the Twist of Fate after a top rope hurricanrana from Lita WWF Tag Team Champion Kane defeated Edge & Christian via disqualification in a handicap match after the con-chair-to WWF Hardcore Champion Rhyno pinned Test after the Big Show attacked Test backstage; after the match, the Big Show chokeslammed Test onto a stack of wooden pallets WWF Tag Team Champion the Undertaker defeated Steven Richards, Bull Buchanon, the Goodfather, & Val Venis in a handicap match by pinning Richards with the Last Ride after Richards told the other RTC members to leave the ring WWF World Champion Steve Austin & WWF IC Champion Triple H fought Sho Funaki & Taka Michinoku (mystery opponents) to a no contest after Kaientai came to ringside with Kane and the Undertaker, with Austin and Triple H running away

Taped 5/1/01; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse 5/3/01: WWF IC Champion Triple H (w/ WWF World Champion Steve Austin & Stephanie McMahon) defeated Jeff Hardy (w/ Matt Hardy & Lita) Raven defeated X-Pac (w/ Justin Credible & Albert) Hardcore Holly defeated Kurt Angle Chris Jericho & Matt Hardy defeated Edge, Christian, & Rhyno in a handicap match WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Jerry Lynn defeated Grandmaster Sexay The Undertaker fought Rikishi to a no contest

Taped 5/8/01; Hartford, CT; Civic Center 5/10/01: Christian (w/ Edge) defeated Chris Jericho (w/ Chris Benoit) Albert (w/ X-Pac & Justin Credible) defeated Raven Lita, Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated the Goodfather, Bull Buchanon, & Ivory Rikishi defeated WWF IC Champion Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) via disqualification Spike Dudley (w/ the Dudley Boyz) pinned Crash Holly (w/ Hardcore & Molly Holly) by setting his opponent up for a Russian legsweep and using a roll up Edge (w/ Christian) defeated Chris Benoit (w/ Chris Jericho) WWF Hardcore Champion Rhyno defeated Bradshaw

Taped 5/15/01; Louisville, KY; Freedom Hall 5/17/01: Eddie Guerrero, Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko, & WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Jerry Lynn Bradshaw (w/ Farooq) defeated the Big Show Chris Benoit & Rikishi defeated Kurt Angle & William Regal WWF Women's Champion Chyna defeated Molly Holly & Ivory in a non-title handicap match Edge defeated Chris Jericho Hardcore Holly (w/ Crash Holly) pinned Spike Dudley (w/ the Dudley Boyz) with the Alabama Slam moments after Spike sent Hardcore into Crash on the ring apron; after the bout, Hardcore briefly argued with Crash over Crash trying to involve himself in the match; moments later, after Hardcore left the ring and made his way to the stage, Crash sustained the 3D from the Dudley Boyz WWF IC Champion Triple H (w/ Stephanie McMahon) fought the Undertaker to a no contest in a no holds barred match

Taped 5/22/01; Anaheim, CA; Arrowhead Pond 5/24/01: X-Pac defeated Eddie Guerrero Kurt Angle defeated Spike Dudley Dean Malenko (w/ Terri & Perry Saturn) defeated Raven after Saturn interfered; after the bout, Saturn accidentally superkicked a steel chair into Malenko's face before Raven then hit a DDT on Saturn onto the same chair; as a result of the injury sustained the night before on Raw as well as the DDT onto the chair, Saturn's became mentally unstable Trish Stratus, Steve Blackman, & Grandmaster Sexay defeated Ivory, the Goodfather, & Bull Buchanon WWF IC Champion Kane defeated Rhyno WWF Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy, the Dudley Boyz, and Edge & Christian in TLC 3 at around the 21-minute mark when Benoit grabbed the belts after Edge leapt off the top of a ladder, spearing Jericho who was at the top of another ladder; at the 4 minute mark, Benoit was knocked out after jumping off the top and crashing through a table set up on the floor as he attempted a diving headbutt on Matt, who was laid across the table before eventually moving out of the way; moments later, Tazz left the commentary position and called for help, with Benoit then being put on a stretcher and being taken backstage before returning minutes later (The Ladder Match)

Taped 5/29/01; Edmonton, Alberta; Skyreach Center 5/31/01: WWF IC Champion Kane defeated Edge Hardcore Holly defeated Bubba Ray Dudley Chris Jericho defeated Kurt Angle WWF Hardcore Champion Rhyno defeated Raven X-Pac, Albert, & Justin Credible defeated Eddie Guerrero, Matt & Jeff Hardy WWF World Champion Steve Austin pinned Chris Benoit with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after Benoit became distracted by Vince McMahon at ringside

Taped 6/5/01; Grand Forks, ND 6/7/01: KOTR Qualifying Round: Kurt Angle pinned Hardcore Holly with the Olympic Slam Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) pinned WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Jerry Lynn to win the title with the Swanton after knocking the champion off the top WWF IC Champion Kane pinned X-Pac (w/ Albert & Justin Credible) after fighting off Albert and Credible and hitting a powerbomb; after the bout, the champion was triple teamed and suffered an Albert Bomb The Dudley Boyz defeated Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) when D-Von pinned Saturn following the 3D; moments prior to the finish, the Dudleyz hit the Wazzup drop on Malenko, just for Saturn to also come off the top onto his partner; Saturn then grabbed a microphone and told D-Von to "get the muffins" before walking into the 3D KOTR Qualifying Round: Edge (w/ Christian) pinned Test with a jumping DDT WWF Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit defeated the Acolytes when Jericho scored the pin with the Lionsault WWF Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit defeated the Big Show & Rhyno via disqualification after Rhyno used a steel chair; after the bout, the champions were further attacked by Show & Rhyno WWF Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit defeated WWF World Champion Steve Austin & Vince McMahon when Benoit pinned Austin with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Austin knocked Jericho to the floor

Taped 6/12/01; Baltimore, MD; Arena 6/14/01 - included Perry Saturn, Terri, and Dean Malenko taking the night off and going on a double date at a local restaurant; after Malenko's date Sherri and Saturn began hitting it off, Terri snuck up behind Sherri, in an attempt to hit her with a metal plate, but instead hit Saturn in the head with it; featured WWF World Champion Steve Austin obtaining signatures from wrestlers and employees backstage in hopes it would convince Linda McMahon to not make him defend the title against two men at King of the Ring; when he asked Spike Dudley and his "little bimbo" to sign, Spike tore up the petition which led to a match later in the night: WWF Tag Team Champions Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho defeated Edge & Christian at 10:40 when Jericho pinned Edge after Christian accidentally hit the spear on his partner KOTR Qualifying Match: The Big Show pinned Raven at 1:36 with the chokeslam WWF European Champion Matt Hardy pinned K-Kwick at 4:17 with the Twist of Fate Kurt Angle defeated the Undertaker via disqualification at 2:33 when Taker hit his opponent with the steel ringsteps; after the contest, X-Pac and Justin Credible interfered but were met with chokeslams and powerbombs Test pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Rhyno to win the title at 6:33 by kicking a trash can into the champion's face after Shane McMahon and Stacy Keibler came ringside and Stacy distracted Rhyno on the ring apron KOTR Qualifying Match: Tajiri (w/ William Regal) pinned Crash Holly at 3:08 with the kick to the head WWF IC Champion Kane pinned Albert with the chokeslam at 5:20 after avoiding the Baldo Bomb WWF World Champion Steve Austin pinned Spike Dudley (w/ Molly Holly) with the Stunner at 4:30; after the match, Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit made the save with chairs

Taped 6/19/01; Orlando, FL; TD Waterhouse Centre 6/21/01 - featured an opening segment in which Edge & Christian were attacked by Kurt Angle & Rhyno as all four KOTR participants met in the ring; included Michael Cole being attacked by Steve Austin during an in-ring interview, with Jim Ross later replacing him at the commentary table; featured the Undertaker cutting an in-ring promo on Diamond Dallas Page, with DDP appearing on the big screen from Taker's ranch; at the conclution of the broadcast, Vince McMahon gave Austin an ultimatum of his own - either he left KOTR with the title or he and Austin were through: The Big Show pinned Spike Dudley with the chokeslam in a No DQ match after the Dudley Boyz interfered and hit the 3D on Spike WWF IC Champion Kane, Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) defeated Albert, X-Pac, & Justin Credible when Jeff pinned X-Pac with the Swanton after Kane hit the chokeslam Kurt Angle & Rhyno defeated Edge & Christian when Angle pinned Edge after Christian accidentally hit a clothesline on his partner and both men sustained the Gore from Rhyno; after the bout, Shane McMahon ran in the ring and hit Angle with a kendo stick before mocking Angle's celebration pose and escaping security by leaving through the crowd WWF Hardcore Champion Test pinned Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) after kicking a mop into the challenger's face; after the bout, Saturn showed affection for the mop and left ringside with it in his possession Tajiri pinned Taka Michinoku with the kick to the head The Dudley Boyz defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho to win the titles when Bubba Ray pinned Benoit after Steve Austin interfered and hit Benoit with his world title belt as the Crippler Crossface was applied; after the bout, Vince McMahon was shown backstage furious with Austin over what he did to Michael Cole, since Cole threatened to sue the WWF

Taped 6/26/01; New York City, NY; Madison Square Garden 6/28/01 – featured the WWF TV debut of Torrie Wilson as she confronted Vince McMahon about getting a job; included an opening segment in which Vince McMahon came out and said he was disgusted by MSG since it was soiled by the presence of WCW talent during Raw; moments later, Linda McMahon came out and asked Vince to allow Shane McMahon to feature WCW stars on Raw and Smackdown! the following week; initially, Vince said no but when Linda suggested the WWF face WCW at the July pay-per-view, he changed his mind and agreed; featured a closing segment in which Tazz confronted Steve Austin in the ring, demanding he apologize to Michael Cole for attacking him the previous week; moments later, Austin attacked Tazz before WCW World Champion Booker T jumped Austin from behind and escaped through the crowd, with several WWF stars chasing after him, eventually escaping in Shane McMahon’s limo which was waiting outside the arena: Edge & Christian defeated WWF Light Heavyweight Champion X-Pac & Billy Gunn when Edge pinned X-Pac with the DDT Albert pinned WWF IC Champion Kane to win the title in a No DQ match with the Baldo Bomb after Diamond Dallas Page came through the audience and hit the Diamond Cutter on the champion before leaving through the crowd WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz fought Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) to a no contest in a tables match when WCW Tag Team Champion Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo interfered, attacking both teams; after the bout, O’Haire & Palumbo were attacked by Rhyno, the Acolytes, Kaientai, the Goodfather, Bull Buchanon, Raven, K-Kwick, Hardcore & Crash Holly when they left the ring and attempted to escape through the crowd before being thrown in the ring and sent through tables Spike Dudley & Molly Holly defeated Crash Holly & Jackie when Molly pinned Jackie with the Molly-Go-Round; after the bout, Crash and Jackie argued before Jackie attacked Crash and left the ring The Big Show (w/ Trish Stratus) pinned Perry Saturn (w/ Terri) with the chokeslam after kicking Saturn’s mop in half Chris Jericho & Scotty 2 Hotty (mystery partner) defeated William Regal & Tajiri when Scotty pinned Tajiri with the bulldog and the Worm (Scotty’s surprise return from injury)

Taped 7/3/01; Tacoma, WA; Tacoma Dome 7/5/01 - included Torrie Wilson and Vince McMahon discussing Torrie getting a job in the WWF, with Steve Austin and Kurt Angle interrupting the two thoughout the show; as the closing segment of the show, Linda McMahon caught Vince in a compromising position of having his pants down to his knees: WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated Chris Jericho & Spike Dudley at 6:37 when Bubba Ray pinned Spike following the 3D after Bubba Ray avoided the Dudley Dog; after the match, Jericho made the save as Spike was double teamed Jackie pinned Crash Holly at 3:13 with a hurricanrana off the top Billy Kidman pinned WCW Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms to win the title at 4:14 by reversing the Vertebreaker into the Kid Krusher; Arn Anderson & Scott Hudson did commentary for the bout (Kidman and Helms' WWF TV debuts) Billy Gunn & the Big Show defeated WWF European Champion Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) at 5:20 when Show pinned Matt after Gunn hit the Cobra Clutch slam behind the referee's back WWF IC Champion Albert pinned Edge with the Baldo Bomb at 3:34 after hitting a low blow as the challenger punched away at him on the middle turnbuckle Scotty 2 Hotty pinned Dean Malenko (w/ Perry Saturn & Terri) with the Worm at 4:10 after Malenko threw Saturn out of the ring after Saturn went crazy and attempted to hit the Worm on him WCW World Champion Booker T pinned Diamond Dallas Page with a roll up at 7:06 after the Undertaker came ringside; after the match, Taker chased DDP backstage while Booker fought off an interfering Kurt Angle - hitting him in the head with the WCW World Title belt; moments later, Shane McMahon tried to stop Kanyon, Stasiak, Storm, Awesome, Bagwell, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and DDP from beating down on the Undertaker, in an apparent setup outside, but was attacked himself; as the show came to a close, Booker T was also jumped outside the arena

Taped 7/10/01; Birmingham, AL; Civic Center 7/12/01 - included an opening segment in which Shane McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, and Paul Heyman cut an in-ring promo on the WWF, with the ‘Alliance’ roster in the ring with them; featured Steve Austin singing ‘Kum-Ba-Ya’ and ‘We Are the Champions’ to try to cheer Vince McMahon up, with Kurt Angle responding with ‘Jimmy Crack Corn’; moments later, Vince called Austin out to the ring in a plea to get the old ‘Stone Cold’ back but Austin shook his head and walked away; featured a brawl backstage involving all the WWF and Alliance referees: Tazz defeated Hardcore Holly via submission with the Tazzmission; after the bout, Tazz attacked Tajiri – who did guest c$ommentary for the bout – and applied the Tazzmission again Chris Jericho defeated Lance Storm via submission with the Walls of Jericho after escaping the Canadian Maple Leaf Rhyno pinned Kane with a roll up and using the tights for leverage; Nick Patrick replaced the injured referee and gave a fast count on Kane to end the match Lita pinned Trish Stratus with the Twist of Fate and moonsault Jeff Hardy pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Mike Awesome with the Swanton to win the title at 5:06 after Edge & Christian ran out with chairs as Awesome attempted to put Hardy through a table and dropped the champion with the Con-Chair-Two (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules) The Undertaker & Kurt Angle fought Shane McMahon & Diamond Dallas Page to a no contest when a number of WCW and ECW wrestlers attacked Taker and Angle, with Chris Jericho and Kane attempting to make the save but also getting beaten down

Taped 7/17/01; Boston, MA; FleetCenter 7/19/01 - included Vince McMahon singing the theme song to "Welcome Back, Kotter" backstage in honor of the 'old' Stone Cold persona returning; moments later, Austin offered to tune up the guitar and then broke it over McMahon's head: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification when Jericho hit WCW referee Nick Patrick with a forearm after Patrick repeatedly acted in DDP's favor; after the bout, Jericho put the Walls of Jericho on both Patrick and DDP before holding them off with a steel chair Christian (w/ Edge) pinned Lance Storm (w/ Mike Awesome) after Edge interfered and hit the spear as the referee was busy trying to take a chair away from Awesome The Undertaker (w/ Sara), Kane, & Tajiri defeated Tazz & the Dudley Boyz when Taker pinned Tazz with the chokeslam WWF Tag Team Champion Bradshaw (w/ Farooq) pinned WCW Tag Team Champion Sean O'Haire (w/ Chuck Palumbo) with the Clothesline from Hell after ducking a jump spin kick Torrie Wilson (w/ Stacy Keibler) defeated Trish Stratus (w/ Lita) in an arm wrestling contest when Stacy interfered after WCW referee Nick Patrick attacked WWF referee Earl Hebner; after the contest, Hebner and the WWF women won an altercation with their WCW counterparts Rob Van Dam & WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman defeated WWF Hardcore Champion Jeff Hardy & WWF Light Heavyweight Champion X-Pac at 5:28 when Kidman pinned X-Pac with the Kid Krusher after RVD blocked an attempt at the X-Factor WWF World Champion Steve Austin & Kurt Angle fought WCW World Champion Booker T & Rhyno to a no contest when Austin left ringside to find Debra backstage, after DDP appeared on the Ovaltron claiming to have kidnapped her, and Angle was beaten down by his opponents and the Dudley Boyz - despite efforts from Kane, Jericho, the Undertaker, and the Acolytes to make the save

Taped 7/24/01; Pittsburgh, PA; Civic Arena 7/26/01 - featured Kurt Angle challenging WWF World Champion Steve Austin during an in-ring promo from the Alliance; Austin rejected the offer but said Booker T would be happy to defend his title instead; included WCW World / US Champion Booker T handing the US title over to Kanyon; featured Perry Saturn looking for the missing Moppy, with a jealous Terri confronting him with Moppy and forcing him to choose between the mop and her; Saturn chose Moppy: Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman & Hurricane Helms at 3:39 when Helms was pinned after sustaining the Twist of Fate / Swanton combo The Dudley Boyz defeated Billy Gunn & the Big Show at 3:26 when Bubba Ray pinned Gunn following the 3D Diamond Dallas Page defeated Kane via disqualification at 4:24 following a chair shot; after the contest, Kane sat up from a chair shot from DDP and hit the chokeslam on WCW referee Nick Patrick WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam & WCW US Champion Kanyon defeated Chris Jericho & Tajiri at 3:48 when RVD pinned Tajiri with the Five Star Frog Splash after Kanyon hit Tajiri with the US title belt WWF IC Champion Lance Storm defeated Perry Saturn via disqualification at 3:19 when the challenger attacked Storm with Moppy Edge & Christian defeated Tazz & Rhyno at 3:06 when Christian pinned Tazz after both simultaneously suffered a Gore from Rhyno that was intended for Edge Kurt Angle defeated WCW World Champion Booker T via submission with the ankle lock to win the title at 10:29, despite Steve Austin interfering and hitting the Stunner on Angle after a Harlem side kick from the champion accidentally knocked out the referee; late in the bout, many members of the Alliance came ringside to help save Booker's title only for a WWF contingent to make the save, with both groups brawling around ringside; as the referee was distracted, Kanyon came in the ring and hit Angle in the back with a steel chair; moments later, the wrestlers were escorted backstage by officials or battled into the crowd (Action!)

Taped 7/31/01; Washington DC; MCI Center 8/2/01: WCW Tag Team Champions Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy when O'Haire pinned Jeff at 5:34 after Palumbo hit the Jungle Kick Kane defeated WCW US Champion Chris Kanyon via disqualification at 1:53 when Kanyon grabbed referee Nick Patrick as Kane prepared for the chokeslam The Dudley Boyz & Rhyno defeated Chris Jericho, Edge, & Christian at 5:01 when D-Von pinned Jericho after Rhyno hit the Gore as Jericho had the Walls of Jericho applied on D-Von Kurt Angle defeated WWF IC Champion Lance Storm in a non-title match via submission with the ankle lock at 5:38 WCW World Champion Booker T fought the Undertaker to a no contest at around the 10-minute mark; the Rock made the save for the challenger late in the segment

Taped 8/7/01; Los Angeles, CA; Sports Arena 8/9/01: Diamond Dallas Page & WCW US Champion Kanyon defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Acolytes to win the titles after Test interfered and joined the Alliance Perry Saturn defeated Raven WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam defeated Edge Albert & WCW Cruiserweight Champion X-Pac defeated Spike Dudley & WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Tajiri The Undertaker & Kane defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo to win the titles Chris Jericho defeated Hugh Morrus Kurt Angle, Matt & Jeff Hardy fought WWF World Champion Steve Austin & the Dudley Boyz to a no contest in an elimination match

8/16/01; Salt Lake City, UT; E-Center 8/16/01 - shown live; this was the first appearance of the new set in which a giant fist was centered above the entrance: The Rock pinned Sean Stasiak at the 17-second mark with the Rock Bottom in an impromptu match Albert & WCW Cruiserweight Champion X-Pac defeated William Regal & WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Tajiri at 3:20 when Albert pinned Tajiri with the Baldo Bomb Rob Van Dam & Rhyno defeated Chris Jericho & WWF Hardcore Champion Jeff Hardy at 5:11 when RVD pinned Hardy with the Five Star Frog Splash after using the ropes to catapult a ladder into Hardy's face WWF Tag Team Champions Diamond Dallas Page & WCW US Champion Chris Kanyon defeated Edge & Christian at 3:34 when Kanyon pinned Edge following DDP's Diamond Cutter behind the referee's back after Lance Storm interfered and executed a superkick on Edge Kurt Angle (w/ WWF stars) pinned Tazz (w/ Alliance stars) at 2:22 with the Olympic Slam; after the match, Angle and Steve Austin traded blows which led to a brief WWF / Alliance brawl WCW World Champion Booker T fought the Rock to a no contest in a non-title lights out match at around the 3:30 mark when Shane McMahon interfered and Booker executed the Book End through the commentary table; WWF and Alliance members were barred from ringside for the match

8/23/01; Denver, CO; Pepsi Center 8/23/01 - shown live: WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam defeated Jeff Hardy via referee's decision at 6:30 after Hardy missed a splash off the top of a ladder and crashed through a table set up at ringside WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Raven with the Five Star Frog Splash in an impromptu match at around 1:30; Raven attacked the champion as Hardy was being helped backstage and brought his own referee with him in hopes of winning the title under the 24/7 rule; after the match, Steve Austin and Stephanie McMahon disciplined RVD and Raven for fighting each other when they should be working together against the WWF The Big Show & Billy Gunn defeated the Dudley Boyz at 3:31 when Show pinned D-Von with the chokeslam after Gunn hit the Fameasser on Bubba Ray Kurt Angle defeated WCW US Champion Kanyon in a non-title match via submission to the ankle lock at 3:43 after hitting the Olympic Slam Booker T, Rhyno, & Test defeated WCW World Champion the Rock & the Acolytes when Booker pinned Farooq with the scissors kick at 6:21, moments after Farooq sustained Rhyno's Gore WWF / WCW Tag Team Champions the Undertaker & Kane defeated WWF IC Champion Edge & Christian at 3:30 when Taker pinned Christian with the powerbomb after avoiding the Unprettier Ivory pinned Lita at 2:32 after Hurriane Helms came ringside and pulled the top rope down, causing Lita to fall to the floor; after the match, Matt Hardy made the save WWF World Champion Steve Austin pinned Chris Jericho at 8:12 with a roll over and holding onto the ropes for leverage; prior to the match, Commissioner William Regal came out and announced that the bout - which had been scheduled for a non-title match - would be a championship encounter

Taped 8/28/01; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena 8/30/01: The Big Show & the Acolytes defeated Test & the Dudley Boyz at 3:10 when Bradshaw pinned D-Von with the Clothesline from Hell Albert defeated the Undertaker via disqualification at 2:12 when Taker used a steel chair; prior to the bout, X-Pac and Albert double teamed the Undertaker with X-Pac later interfering throughout the contest WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam & Rhyno defeated WCW World Champion the Rock & Chris Jericho at 6:23 when Rhyno pinned the Rock with the Gore WCW US Champion Kanyon pinned WWF IC Champion Edge at 3:10 after Christian accidentally hit Edge with the IC title belt; only Kanyon's title was on the line WWF European Champion the Hurricane & Ivory defeated Spike Dudley & Molly Holly at 3:42 when Hurricane pinned Spike with the Eye of the Hurricane Lance Storm pinned Tajiri with a superkick at 2:34 Kurt Angle pinned Booker T at 6:32 with a German suplex into a bridge as Booker and Shane McMahon were attacking the Rock in the corner

9/4/01; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre 9/4/01 - shown live; included an in-ring promo from Christian in which he explained why he attacked Edge the previous night then said he would take the IC title at Unforgiven; featured Shane McMahon announcing that WCW World Champion the Rock would defend against both Booker T and himself at Unforgiven; included an in-ring promo by WWF World Champion Steve Austin regarding the events of the previous night which was eventually interrupted by Kurt Angle, who then cut a promo on facing Austin at Unforgiven; moments later, an enraged Austin went back to the Alliance lockerroom and said he would take out his aggression on the next person to walk through the door; after several minutes, Austin went to open the door to find someone to face just as Rob Van Dam was about to enter the room; featured Hardcore Holly at WWF New York: Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) defeated Justin Credible & Raven (w/ Terri) following the Twist of Fate / Swanton on Credible after he collided with Raven on the apron; after the match, Lita hit the Twist of Fate on Terri WWF & WCW Tag Team Champion the Undertaker fought Steven Richards to a no contest at around the 30-second mark when Richards lured Taker up the ramp, with Taker punching Richards out before becoming distracted by Brian Adams in the aisle, who then kicked over Taker's motorcycle; as Taker began brawling with Adams at ringside, Bryan Clarke attacked Taker from behind; Adams & Clarke continued to assault Taker inside the ring, with Richards directing traffic, before eventually hitting a double chokeslam (Adams' surprise return after a 4-year absence; Clarke's surprise return after a 6-year absence) Test pinned Billy Gunn with the boot to the face at 4:54 as Gunn attempted the Fameasser The Big Show defeated WWF European Champion the Hurricane via disqualification at 1:41 when Lance Storm interfered and dropkicked Show from behind as the challenger attempted to hit the chokeslam on the Hurricane; after the match, Show hit a double chokeslam on both men Booker T (w/ Shane McMahon), Rhyno, & the Dudley Boyz defeated WCW World Champion the Rock, Chris Jericho, & the Acolytes at 5:03 when Booker pinned Jericho after Rhyno hit the Gore on Jericho as an interfering Shane McMahon was caught in the Walls of Jericho WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned WWF World Champion Steve Austin in a non-title match at 9:49 with a roll up as Austin was distracted by Kurt Angle's pyro and theme music; immediately after the bout, Angle appeared on the stage, proud of his distraction (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

9/13/01; Houston, TX; Compaq Center 9/13/01 - shown live: Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated the Hurricane & Lance Storm after Jeff hit the Swanton on the Hurricane WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Spike Dudley with the Five Star Frog Splash Chris Jericho pinned Christian with a roll up The Rock pinned Shawn Stasiak The Acolytes defeated X-Pac & Albert following Bradshaw's Clothesline from Hell Booker T pinned the Big Show with a spinning legdrop Lita pinned Ivory with the moonsault Test & the Dudley Boyz defeated Tajiri, William Regal, & Scotty 2 Hotty after Test hit the boot to the face Kurt Angle pinned Rhyno with the Olympic Slam

Taped 9/18/01; Memphis, TN; Pyramid 9/20/01: The Hurricane & Lance Storm (w/ Ivory) defeated the Big Show & Spike Dudley (w/ Molly Holly) when Hurricane pinned Spike; the Dudley Boyz attacked Show & Spike after the match Kronik (w/ Steven Richards) defeated Taka Michinoku & Sho Funaki following the double chokeslam on Taka WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Raven (w/ Terri) with the Five Star Frog Splash after Raven collided with Terri on the apron; after the match, Raven nailed the DDT on an interfering Perry Saturn WWF IC Champion Edge pinned Kanyon with the DDT Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated the Dudley Boyz when Matt pinned Bubba Ray after Spike Dudley interfered and pushed Bubba off the top; after the match, Lance Storm & the Hurricane attacked Spike from behind as the Dudleyz hit the 3D on Matt through a table WWF World Champion Steve Austin pinned Tajiri with the Stunner WCW World Champion the Rock & the Acolytes defeated Booker T (w/ Shane McMahon), Test, & Rhyno in an elimination match; Booker pinned Bradshaw with a kick; Test pinned Farooq with the boot after Rhyno hit the Gore; Rock pinned Rhyno with the Rock Bottom; Rock pinned Test with the Rock Bottom; Booker T walked out of the match and was counted-out

Taped 9/25/01; Dayton, OH; Nutter Center 9/27/01: Booker T & Test (w/ Shane McMahon) defeated WCW Tag Team Champions the Undertaker & Kane to win the titles at 10:43 when Booker pinned Taker with a chair shot after interference from Shane; late in the contest, Kane and Test battled into the crowd, making the match 1-on-1 Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) defeated Kanyon & Rhyno at 4:59 when Matt pinned Kanyon with the Twist of Fate after Lita dropped Kanyon throat-first over the top rope The Big Show pinned X-Pac (w/ Albert) with the chokeslam at 2:00; after the match, X-Pac and Albert dominated Show and Spike Dudley WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Chris Jericho at 7:32 with the Van Daminator after ducking a flying forearm from the challenger, which inadvertantly knocked Stephanie McMahon to the floor Ivory pinned Molly Holly at 2:30 after the two collided WWF IC Champion Christian fought Bradshaw to a no contest when the champion attempted to leave in the Alliance's limo, with Edge hiding inside the limo and chasing Christian off WCW World Champion the Rock & WWF World Champion Kurt Angle defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz via disqualification when Booker T, Test, and Shane McMahon interfered; after the match, the Dudleyz put their opponents through tables with the 3D

Taped 10/2/01; Mobile, AL; Civic Center 10/4/01: Edge & the Acolytes defeated WWF IC Champion Christian, X-Pac, & Albert at 4:05 when Edge pinned Albert with the DDT The Big Show & Spike Dudley defeated the Hurricane (w/ Molly Holly) & Mike Awesome at 4:08 when Spike pinned Awesome with a splash off of Show's shoulders following the chokeslam WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned WWF World Champion Kurt Angle in a non-title match at 9:05 after Shane McMahon interfered and hit Angle in the head with a chair as the ankle lock was applied; due to prematch stipulations, since RVD won the match Steve Austin earned a title shot against Angle for the following week Tazz defeated Maven via submission with the Tazzmission at 5:48; after the bout, Tazz raised Maven's hand in a showing of respect before clotheslining his opponent to the mat and throwing him to the floor Booker T pinned Kane with the scissors kick at 5:48 after Test interfered; after the bout, the Undertaker made the save against Booker and Test Torrie Wilson defeated Stacy Keibler in a swimsuit contest; after the contest, Tajiri made the save when Stacy began choking Torrie with her own bathrobe; Jonathan Coachman was the MC for the event WCW World Champion the Rock, Chris Jericho, & Mike Chioda defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz & Nick Patrick at 10:35 when Chioda pinned Patrick with his version of the People's Elbow, after Patrick sustained the Rock Bottom and Lionsault

Taped 10/9/01; Mobile, IL; Mark of the Quad 10/11/01 - included an in-ring promo by WWF World Champion Steve Austin and the Alliance which was interrupted by Mick Foley, who announced that he had been named the new commissioner of the WWF by Linda McMahon, replacing William Regal, and that a triple threat match would be held at No Mercy pitting Steve Austin against Kurt Angle and Rob Van Dam; RVD quickly accepted the offer while in the ring with the Alliance, stating he knew Stone Cold would not want him to pass up that opportunity: The Dudley Boyz (w/ Stacy Keibler) defeated the Big Show & Spike Dudley after Spike sustained the 3D; following the contest, both champions threw Spike over the top rope and through a table which was set up on the floor; moments later, Spike was taken backstage on a stretcher Billy Kidman pinned WWF Light Heavyweight & WCW Cruiserweight Champion X-Pac at 4:44 to win the WCW title following a powerbomb off the top Chris Jericho pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam in a non-title match at 6:47 after Steve Austin interfered and hit RVD with a chair; due to prematch stipulations, Jericho earned a WCW World title shot for No Mercy Kane defeated WWF European Champion the Hurricane (w/ Molly Holly) via disqualification at 2:28 when Booker T & Test interfered; after the match, the Undertaker made the save Tazz defeated Maven via submission with the Tazzmission at 1:14 Kurt Angle defeated William Regal via disqualification at 4:00 when Raven, Mike Awesome, Chris Kanyon, and Tommy Dreamer interfered - with Angle taking each one down with a belly to belly suplex; after the match, the Rock made the save for Angle against the Dudley Boyz

Taped 10/16/01; Montreal, Quebec; Molson Centre 10/18/01 - featured Rob Van Dam arriving to the arena in a limo; later in the broadcast, it was revealed that the other person in the limo was Vince McMahon: The Hurricane, Lance Storm, & Molly Holly defeated Lita, WCW Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy after Lita was knocked into the ropes, knocking Jeff off the top Maven pinned Tazz with a roll up after Nidia distracted Tazz from ringside Tajiri (w/ the Big Show) pinned WWF Tag Team Champion D-Von Dudley (w/ WWF Tag Team Champion Bubba Ray Dudley & Stacy Keibler) after the Big Show interfered and hit the chokeslam on D-Von; Bubba Ray interfered moments earlier, hitting the 3D on Tajiri, which prompted Show to get in the ring Booker T & Test defeated the Undertaker & Kane when Booker pinned Taker after Test hit Taker with a boot to the face as Booker was set up for the powerbomb Raven & Justin Credible defeated WCW World Champion the Rock & Chris Jericho via disqualification when Jericho used a chair on his opponents before doing the same to the Rock WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam fought Kurt Angle to a no contest when Steve Austin interfered and attacked Angle as the ankle lock was applied, hit the Stunner on Angle, and threw RVD outside the ring; moments later, Angle hit the Olympic Slam on Austin and RVD followed with the Five Star Frog Splash; as the show came to a close, Vince McMahon came out on the stage and gave the "R-V-D" hand sign to both Angle and Austin in the ring

Taped 10/23/01; Omaha, NE; Civic Center 10/25/01: Booker T won a battle royal at 6:45 by last eliminating Test; due to prematch stipulations, Booker earned a title shot against WCW World Champion Chris Jericho; other participants included: the Hurricane, Tazz, Steven Richards, D-Von Dudley, Justin Credible, Rob Van Dam, Hugh Morrus, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Mike Awesome, Tommy Dreamer, Raven, Lance Storm, Chris Kanyon, and Bubba Ray Dudley Trish Stratus pinned Molly Holly with the bulldog at 2:54 WCW US Champion Kurt Angle defeated Christian via submission with the ankle lock at 5:15 WCW World Champion Chris Jericho pinned Booker T with a roll up into a bridge at 4:35 Al Snow pinned Tazz with a sit-down spinebuster at 1:53 The Dudley Boyz (w/ Stacy Keibler) defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) to win the titles at 4:21 following the 3D on Jeff after he was crotched on the top rope WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned the Rock at 11:06 after outside interference from Test and Booker T; after the match, Chris Jericho and the Rock fought off Test and Booker

Taped 10/30/01; Cincinnati, OH; Firstar Center 11/1/01: Booker T & Test defeated WWF Tag Team Champions - WCW World Champion Chris Jericho & the Rock to win the titles at 9:08 when Test pinned Rock with a boot to the face after Jericho accidentally hit a missile dropkick on his partner; after the bout, the two argued before Rock dropped Jericho with the Rock Bottom; moments later, the Rock left the ring but returned to hit another Rock Bottom on the dazed Jericho Stacy Keibler, WCW Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated Lita, Matt & Jeff Hardy at 5:43 following the 3D on Matt after Matt and Lita collided on the apron WCW US Champion Kurt Angle defeated Kane at 8:49 by reversing the tombstone into the ankle lock and, after applying the hold for an extended period of time, gaining the submission victory; early in the bout, Steve Austin came through the crowd to brutalize Kane's ankles and legs with a steel chair before he was chased back through the crowd by the Undertaker Christian pinned WWF European Champion Bradshaw to win the title after hitting him with the title belt (the bout was never televised, rather stills of the match were shown on TV to explain the title change) WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned WWF IC Champion Edge with the Five Star Frog Splash at 4:07 after Test interfered and kicked Edge in the face; only the Hardcore title was on the line William Regal pinned Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) at 1:49 with the neckbreaker The Undertaker defeated WWF World Champion Steve Austin via disqualification at 9:33 when Kurt Angle broke the pinfall following the chokeslam; after the match, the two double teamed Taker until Shane McMahon came out and all three shared several beers

Taped 11/6/01; East Rutherford, NJ; Continental Airlines Arena 11/8/01: WCW Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz (w/ Stacy Keibler) defeated the Acolytes (w/ Jackie) at 4:40 when Farooq was pinned following the 3D; late in the contest, Stacy and Jackie began fighting in the ring WWF IC Champion Test pinned Matt Hardy at 2:51 with the boot to the face after the challenger thought he had won the match; after the contest, Edge attacked Test and hit the spear WCW World Champion the Rock defeated Booker T via disqualification at 4:30 when Rob Van Dam attacked the champion as the Rock had the Sharpshooter applied; earlier in the contest, Chris Jericho attacked the champion while the referee was knocked out; after the match, RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash on Booker, Rock hit the Rock Bottom on RVD, and Jericho hit the Rock with a steel chair The Big Show fought William Regal to a no contest at the 26-second mark when Show hit a chokeslam on the interfering Shawn Stasiak, Billy Kidman, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Mike Awesome, and Justin Credible Jeff Hardy & Lita defeated Lance Storm & Ivory at 3:14 when Lita pinned Ivory with the moonsault WWF European Champion Christian pinned Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) at 2:55 with the Unprettier after avoiding the challenger’s kick to the head The Undertaker defeated WWF World Champion Steve Austin & WCW US Champion Kurt Angle in a handicap match at 6:56 by pinning Austin with a roll up after Taker sent Austin into Angle as Austin attempted to use the Stunner on his opponent; after the match, Austin and Angle continued to attack the Undertaker with Austin eventually hitting the Stunner; moments later, Austin hit the Stunner on Angle for costing him the match (Rebellion 01)

Taped 11/13/01; Albany, NY; Pepsi Arena 11/15/01: WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Kane in a non-title match with a back heel kick after Booker T interfered; after the match, the Undertaker made the save for Kane Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) and Edge defeated the Dudley Boyz (w/ Stacy Keibler) & the Dudley Boyz when Edge pinned D-Von with the spear; after the match, the Dudleyz hit the 3D on Lita The Big Show pinned Diamond Dallas Page with the chokeslam; after the match, Shane McMahon hit Show in the head with a chair Booker T defeated the Undertaker via disqualification after Taker pushed the referee; after the match, Taker hit the chokeslam on Booker William Regal & Ivory defeated Tajiri & Torrie Wilson when Regal applied the Regal Stretch on Torrie The Rock & Chris Jericho defeated WWF World Champion Steve Austin & Kurt Angle via disqualification after Austin hit Rock in the ankle with a chair; after the match, all the participants for the Survivor Series main event interfered, with each man hitting his finisher on the man who entered the ring before him - with Austin being the last man standing

Taped 11/20/01; Fayetteville, NC; Crown Coliseum 11/22/01: Test pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with the boot to the face The Big Show pinned Tazz by countering the Tazzmission by falling on his back, crushing Tazz underneath as the hold remained applied The Undertaker fought Kurt Angle to a no contest when Taker stared down Vince McMahon, as McMahon attempted to interfere with a chair, before walking out of the match WWF Women's Champion Trish Stratus defeated Stacy Keibler via submission with a rear chinlock in a Gravy Bowl Invitational WWF IC Champion Edge defeated WWF European Champion Christian via disqualification when Test interfered; after the bout, Christian hit the Unprettier onto a steel chair; only the IC title was on the line Chris Jericho & WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated WCW World Champion the Rock & WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam in a handicap match when Jericho pinned the Rock with a low blow and his own version of the Rock Bottom; prior to the contest, Vince McMahon added Jericho to the originally scheduled 2-on-2 contest

Taped 11/27/01; Wichita, KS 11/29/01: WWF European Champion Christian pinned Scotty 2 Hotty (w/ Albert) with the Unprettier; after the bout, Test - who had done guest commentary for the bout - kicked Scotty in the face WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ Stacy Keibler) with the Five Star Frog Splash Kurt Angle pinned WWF IC Champion Edge in a non-title match with the Olympic Slam WWF Women's Champion Trish Stratus fought Jackie to a no contest when Vince McMahon cut an in-ring promo prior to the bell and demanded that Trish join the Vince McMahon 'Kiss My Ass Club'; during the segment, the Rock made the save for Trish by hitting the Rock Bottom on Vince; moments thereafter, Chris Jericho interfered and hit the Rock with a steel chair before hitting his version the People's Elbow ontop of the chair Kane & the Big Show defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) when Kane pinned Jeff with a boot to the face; due to prematch stipulations, Kane & Show became the #1 contenders to the tag team titles The Undertaker pinned Tazz with the chokeslam; after the bout, the Undertaker brought the ring steps into the ring and slammed them onto his opponent WWF World Champion Steve Austin defeated William Regal in a strap match by touching three of the four corners, hitting the Stunner, and then touching the fourth; after the bout, Edge made the save against Regal and Kurt Angle

Taped 12/4/01; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena 12/6/01 - included Vince McMahon receiving a Stinkface from Rikishi, making his surprise return from injury after being gone 7 months, instead of having to kiss the Rock, Jim Ross, or Trish Stratus' ass: Edge, the Big Show, & Kane defeated William Regal & the Dudley Boyz (w/ Stacy Keibler) when Edge pinned D-Von Dudley with the DDT WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Matt Hardy following the Van Daminator on the ramp; after the match, the Undertaker attacked the champion from behind Test & Christian defeated Scotty 2 Hotty & Albert when Test pinned Scotty with a boot to the face Crash Holly pinned Jackie by using the tights for leverage; after the match, Jackie knocked Crash out of the ring The Undertaker pinned Bradshaw with a chokeslam; after the match, RVD attacked the Undertaker on the ramp WWF World Champion Steve Austin & WCW World Champion the Rock defeated Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle when Jericho submitted to Rock's Sharpshooter

Taped 12/11/01; Bakersfield, CA 12/13/01: WWF IC Champion Edge & Rikishi defeated Kurt Angle & William Regal when Edge pinned Regal with the DDT; after the bout, Edge made the save for Rikishi against Regal by hitting him with a chair and following with a DDT onto the chair WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned Crash Holly with a roll up; after the bout, the Hurricane made the save for Torrie against Crash Jeff Hardy (w/ Lita) defeated Test via disqualification after Test twice pushed the referee into the ring ropes, causing Hardy to crotch himself on the top rope; after the bout, Test kicked Hardy off the top rope and attacked referee Earl Hebner before the Rock made the save Kane pinned Lance Storm with the chokeslam Tazz, Scotty 2 Hotty, & Albert defeated WWF European Champion Christian & WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz (w/ Stacy Keibler) when Christian submitted to the Tazzmission Bradshaw pinned Matt Hardy with the Clothesline from Hell The Rock & Rob Van Dam defeated WWF World Champion Chris Jericho & WWF Hardcore Champion the Undertaker when RVD pinned Jericho with a Van Daminator

Taped 12/18/01; New Orleans, LA 12/20/01: WWF IC Champion Edge defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification after the challenger hit a low blow; after the bout, Angle put Edge in the ankle lock Lance Storm pinned Rikishi with the superkick and using the ropes for leverage after distraction from Test WWF Hardcore Champion the Undertaker pinned Matt Hardy with the powerbomb; after the bout, the champion returned to the ring and dropped Hardy throat-first into a steel chair; following the incident, Hardy was taken from ringside on a stretcher The Rock pinned Test with the Rock Bottom despite interference from Lance Storm WWF World Champion Chris Jericho pinned the Big Show with a belt shot after landing a low blow Booker T defeated Steve Austin in a First Blood match after the Big Bossman interfered and hit Austin in the head with a steel chair while the referee was knocked out

Taped 12/22/01; Orlando, FL; TD Waterhouse Centre 12/27/01: Tazz & Spike Dudley defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz in a non-title match when Spike pinned D-Von Christian defeated Rikishi via count-out WWF Women's Champion Trish Stratus defeated Molly Holly; after the match, Jazz attacked both women The Rock & Rob Van Dam defeated Kurt Angle & Lance Storm when Rock pinned Storm WWF IC Champion Edge pinned Kane with the spear WWF Hardcore Champion the Undertaker defeated Tajiri via submission with the Dragon Sleeper; after the match, the Big Show had a confrontation with the Undertaker - with the champion thinking better of it and leaving ringside Booker T & the Big Bossman defeated Steve Austin in a handicap match when Booker pinned Austin

2002

1/3/02 - shown live: WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz (w/ Stacy Keibler) defeated Spike Dudley & Tazz at 4:05 when Bubba Ray pinned Spike with a powerbomb off the top after D-Von reversed an attempt at the Dudley Dog Jazz pinned Molly Holly with a fisherman's buster at 2:33 WWF Hardcore Champion the Undertaker defeated the Big Show at 5:05 via submission with the dragon sleeper after avoiding a powerbomb by hitting a low blow on the challenger WWF World Champion Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle defeated WWF IC Champion Edge & Rob Van Dam at 5:11 when Jericho pinned Edge after Angle hit the Olympic Slam Test pinned Tajiri with a boot to the face at 2:28 The Rock pinned Booker T at 5:19 with the Rock Bottom; due to prematch stipulations, the Rock earned a world title shot for the Royal Rumble

1/8/02; New York City, NY; Madison Square Garden 1/10/02: WWF Tag Team Champions Tazz & Spike Dudley defeated Christian & Lance Storm when Christian submitted to the Tazzmission at 4:57 WWF IC Champion Edge pinned the Big Bossman with the DDT at 3:55 The Rock & Rob Van Dam defeated WWF World Champion Chris Jericho & Test at 9:30 when the Rock used the Sharpshooter to make Jericho submit Jazz & Terri defeated WWF Women's Champion Trish Stratus & Jackie; the match was cut from the show and was not televised Rikishi fought Booker T to a no contest when Booker vomitted on the announce table after recieving the Stinkface Steve Austin fought Kurt Angle to a no contest when Kane interfered and hit the chokeslam on both men

1/15/02; Louisiana; Century Tel Center 1/17/02 - included the Rock’s in-ring promo on how everyone thinks they’re going to win the Royal Rumble, including the cameraman; featured Lillian Garcia interviewing WWF Women's Champion Trish Stratus backstage about her upcoming title defense against Jazz at the Royal Rumble, with Jazz attacking Trish from behind and crushing her hand: William Regal pinned Rob Van Dam by avoiding a spear and hitting him with brass knuckles Billy Gunn (w/ Chuck Palumbo) pinned Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) with the Fameasser after Tajiri sprayed Palumbo in the face; after the bout, Palumbo hit the Jungle Kick on Tajiri Diamond Dallas Page pinned the Big Bossman by countering a slam into the Diamond Cutter Rikishi defeated Christian & Lance Storm in a handicap over-the-top-rope elimination match; Rikishi eliminated Storm with a superkick; Rikishi threw Christian over the top rope onto Storm; after the bout, an over-the-top-rope brawl ensued involving the Big Show, the Acolytes, and Kane with Kane emerging as the last man standing Test defeated WWF IC Champion Edge via disqualification when the champion hit an interfering William Regal and then Test with a steel chair Test brought into the ring; after the bout, Edge hit referee Nick Patrick with the chair due to the decision Steve Austin & Triple H defeated Kurt Angle & Booker T when Booker was pinned after sustaining the Stunner and Pedigree; after the bout, Austin, Triple H, and the Undertaker - who appeared at ringside moments after the decision, had a staredown

1/22/02; North Charleston, SC; Coliseum 1/24/02 - included the Rock forcing Jonathan Coachman to dance the Charleston as well as Vince McMahon announcing that the nWo was on its way to the WWF: Rob Van Dam pinned WWF IC Champion William Regal in a non-title match with the Five Star Frog Splash; after the bout, the champion was further attacked by Edge until officials intervened Rikishi pinned the Big Bossman with the Bonzai Drop; Jackie was the referee for the bout WWF Tag Team Champions Tazz & Spike Dudley defeated Albert & Scotty 2 Hotty when Scotty submitted to the Tazzmission Steve Austin pinned Booker T with a kick to the midsection and the Stunner at 9:17; due to prematch stipulations, Austin advanced to a qualifying match on Raw - the winner of which would face Chris Jericho at No Way Out The Dudley Boyz defeated Kane & the Big Show in a tables match after a miscommunication resulted in Kane going through a table; after the bout, Show and Kane had a confrontation until officials, including Sgt. Slaughter, broke it up WWF Women’s Champion Trish Stratus defeated Jazz via disqualification when the challenger failed to release a submission hold after Trish reached the ropes; after the bout, the champion sustained a DDT Kurt Angle pinned the Rock after the Rock sustained a chokeslam from the interfering Undertaker while the referee was distracted by Chris Jericho, who was doing guest commentary for the bout; due to prematch stipulations, Angle advanced to a match with Steve Austin on Raw - the winner of which would face Jericho at No Way Out

1/29/02; Norfolk, VA; Scope 1/31/02 - included LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, and Chris Klein from 'Rollerball' playing cards and drinking with the APA backstage; later in the show, Booker T showed up and confronted LL Cool J about why he wasn't invited to the premiere of the movie; LL said there wasn't a role in the movie for someone to get beat up in a grocery store; featured an in-ring segment in which Ric Flair said he would agree to sell his half of the company to Vince McMahon in exchange for Vince not bringing in the nWo; included a Goldust vignette in which he said he would reveal himself to 'him' on the following week's Raw; featured a pre- segment in which Jim Ross conducting a sit-down interview with Stephanie McMahon regarding her recent marital problems with Triple H; she there was nothing wrong and then said she had the perfect idea to prove to the entire world just how much Triple H loves her; included a replay of the Kid Rock "Lonely Road of Faith" / WWF history music video; featured a closing segment in which Vince McMahon, with his lawyers, had Flair come out to officially sign away his half of the company; after Flair signed his first name on the contract, Steve Austin interrupted; moments later, Flair and McMahon traded blows, with Austin then hitting the Stunner on Vince as Flair tore up the contract: WWF World Champion Chris Jericho pinned Tazz in a non-title match at 2:35 with the Breakdown after pulling guest referee Jackie into the ropes and landing a low blow on Tazz to escape the Tazzmission; after the bout, Jericho and Jackie had a confrontation, with Jericho eventually putting her in the Walls of Jericho Diamond Dallas Page pinned WWF European Champion Christian to win the title at 4:03 by reversing the Unprettier into the Diamond Cutter; after the bout, DDP went into the crowd to celebrate Rob Van Dam & Edge defeated the Dudley Boyz (w/ Stacy Keibler) at 3:51 when Edge pinned Bubba Ray with the DDT after Bubba accidentally collided with an interfering William Regal on the ring apron; prior to the bout, Regal came out before the participants and joined the commentary team but, before sitting down, he was patted down by the referee to make sure he wasn't hiding a pair of brass knuckles The Acolytes (w/ LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, & Chris Klein) defeated Booker T & Test at 2:39 when Bradshaw pinned Test with the Clothesline from Hell; after the bout, all five celebrated in the ring The Rock & Triple H defeated the Undertaker & Kurt Angle via disqualification at 8:51 when Taker hit Triple H in the head with a steel chair as Triple H had Angle covered following the Pedigree; after the bout, Rock and Taker fought their way out on the floor where Rock eventually hit the Rock Bottom through the announce table; at the same time inside the ring, Angle applied the ankle lock on Triple H until a number of referees made him break the hold; moments later, Angle reapplied the hold on the ramp

2/5/02; Los Angeles, CA; Sports Arena 2/7/02 - included several vignettes promoting the debut of the nWo at No Way Out; featured a doctor showing Triple H and Stephanie McMahon the sonogram of their baby; featured an in-ring promo from Kurt Angle in which he brought out a baby stuffed gorilla in a baby carriage, named it Triple H Jr., then fed it baby bannanas; moments later, Triple H came out and attacked Angle with the carriage; included a promo for the Triple H / Stephanie McMahon wedding vow renewal for the following week's Raw; included Chris Jericho challenging Steve Austin to face him, with Will Sasso from 'Mad TV' coming out dressed as Austin; after Sasso, as Austin, praised Jericho, the real Austin came out, attacked Jericho, and threw him out of the ring; moments later, Austin invited Sasso back to the ring, gave him a beer, and then dropped him with the Stunner; Paulina from Tough Enough 1 was in attendance for the show; featured a posedown contest between Torrie Wilson & Stacy Keibler and Billy & Chuck, with Jerry Lawler as the MC for the event, with Torrie & Stacy winning; after the contest, Lawler raised Torrie's hand in victory, making Stacy jealous to the point where she attacked Torrie from behind: The Rock pinned Booker T with the spinebuster and People's Elbow at 4:29; prior to the bout, Rock cut a promo on the Undertaker and challenged him to come out but Booker came out instead; the impromptu battle went on for several moments before a referee was able to get to the ring and call for the bell WWF IC Champion William Regal & the Dudley Boyz defeated Edge, Rikishi, & Rob Van Dam at 5:07 when Bubba Ray pinned Rikishi following the 3D; after the bout, the Dudleyz held Edge, allowing Regal to punch him with the brass knuckles, bloodying his face, and then applied the Regal Stretch on the ramp Maven pinned WWF Hardcore Champion the Undertaker to win the title at 5:34 after the Rock interfered, hit Taker over the head with a steel chair, and followed with the Rock Bottom; moments earlier, Al Snow interfered on behalf of Maven but was kicked out of the ring by the champion; later in the show, Taker assaulted Rock in the parking lot and hit the tombstone on top of a limo WWF World Champion Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle defeated Triple H in a handicap match at 6:43 when Angle pinned Triple following an Olympic Slam onto a steel chair as Triple H attempted to hit the Pedigree on Jericho; after the bout, Stephanie McMahon came out to check on her husband; Jericho then cornered Stephanie in the corner until Triple H hit both Angle and Jericho with the chair; moments later, Angle ran into Triple H from behind, causing Triple H to fall on top of the pregnant Stephanie

2/12/02; Little Rock, AR; Alltel Arena 2/14/02: Spike Dudley pinned Booker T at 3:11 Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated the Acolytes at 2:07 when Billy pinned Farooq WWF IC Champion William Regal pinned Val Venis in a non-title match at the 59-second mark Goldust pinned WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri in a non-title match at 2:00 Kane defeated WWF World Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match via disqualification at 1:45 Triple H & WWF Hardcore Champion Maven defeated Kurt Angle & the Undertaker via disqualification at 9:04

2/19/02; Rockford, IL; Metro Center 2/21/02: Kane defeated Kurt Angle Edge defeated Christian via submission Rob Van Dam, Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Lance Storm & the Dudley Boyz Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Spike Dudley & Tazz to win the titles Triple H fought the Undertaker to a no contest when Taker refused to compete

2/26/02; Boston, MA; FleetCenter 2/28/02: WWF Women's Champion Jazz (sub. for Stacy Keibler) & the Dudley Boyz defeated Lita, Matt & Jeff Hardy when Jazz pinned Lita after Stacy interfered The Big Show defeated WWF IC Champion William Regal in a non-title match WWF Hardcore Champion Maven defeated Goldust Al Snow fought the Undertaker to a no contest Goldust pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Maven to win the title as the champion was backstage receiving medical treatment Booker T defeated Scotty 2 Hotty Triple H & Kane defeated WWF World Champion Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle

3/7/02; San Antonio, TX; Freeman Coliseum 3/7/02 - shown live: WWF Hardcore Champion Goldust defeated Rob Van Dam Booker T defeated WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri in a non-title match The Undertaker defeated Al Snow & Maven in a handicap match WWF World Champion Chris Jericho defeated Kane Lita defeated Stacy Keibler The Rock defeated Scott Hall

3/12/02; Cleveland, OH; Gund Arena 3/14/02: Kurt Angle defeated Rob Van Dam Billy Gunn defeated Bradshaw, Bubba Ray Dudley, and Jeff Hardy Maven pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Al Snow to win the title after interfering in Snow's title defense against the Big Show Test & Booker T defeated Edge & WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri The Undertaker defeated David Flair via disqualification when Ric Flair interfered

3/19/02; Ottawa, Ontario; Corel Centre 3/21/02 - included an in-ring promo by Chris Jericho & Stephanie McMahon regarding the upcoming handicap match against Triple H on Raw; moments later, Triple H interrupted and showed a compilation of clips entitled "Stephanie's Most Embarrassing Moments", then polled the crowd to see if they wanted her to stay in the WWF or leave; they wanted her to leave; Stephanie then announced that the handicap match was off and it was now a triple threat match with the world title on the line; she went on to state that not only would she not be leaving the company but she would be the world champion; featured Vince McMahon telling Kevin Nash & Scott Hall backstage that he made sure the nWo would be drafted together and would not be split up; included the Undertaker coming into Ric Flair's dressing room, with Taker asking Flair to draft him for Raw: Booker T pinned Edge at 4:30 with the scissors kick after Kurt Angle, who did guest commentary for the bout, interfered and hit the Olympic Slam as referee Teddy Long was knocked out Lita & Trish Stratus defeated WWF Women's Champion Jazz & Ivory at 4:18 when Trish pinned Jazz with the bulldog William Regal defeated WWF European Champion Diamond Dallas Page to win the title at 3:54 via KO by applying the Regal Stretch after hitting the champion with a pair of brass knuckles as DDP was distracted by Christian at ringside Test pinned WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) in a non-title match with the boot to the face at 3:54, moments after shoving Torrie off the ring apron The Hurricane fought Molly Holly to a no contest at the 1-minute mark when Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman came out of the crowd, with Lesnar hitting the F5 on Hurricane and then a clothesline on Molly WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy at 3:37 when Gunn pinned Matt with the Fameasser after Rico dropped Matt throat-first on the top rope (Rico's TV debut) The Rock defeated Kevin Nash (w/ Scott Hall) via disqualification at 7:12 when Hall prevented Rock from scoring the pinfall after Rock hit the People's Elbow; after the bout, Nash powerbombed Rock through the commentary table before Hulk Hogan made the save and hit the legdrop on both Hall & Nash; moments later, X-Pac came out wearing an nWo t-shirt and hit Hogan over the head with a steel chair, busting him open; Hall and Nash followed with their own chair shots before X-Pac spraypainted nWo on Hogan's back (X-Pac's surprise return after a 4-month absence)

3/26/02; Philadelphia, PA; First Union Center 3/28/02 - Jerry Lawler's last appearance on Smackdown! as color commentator; included an in-ring promo by Kurt Angle in which he commented on Stephanie McMahon having to leave the WWF, with Kurt then holding a moment of silence for her departure in which he had the lights come down and a picture of her was shown on the big screen; after the crowd showed no respect for Stephanie, Kurt attempted to go into the crowd and beat it out of them but was quickly interrupted by Vince McMahon, who came to the ring, cut a promo on the behavior of the crowd, and blamed Triple H for Stephanie's leaving; moments later, Triple H came out and replayed the footage of him pinning Stephanie on Raw; after Angle challenged Triple H, Vince said he wanted a shot at Triple H himself and ended up saying it would be Triple H vs. Angle & Vince in a handicap match; Ric Flair then came out and said it would be Triple H & Flair teaming up in the main event; featured a backstage segment with the APA in their office, commenting on their years together, with Bradshaw telling Tajiri to tell the rest of the guys that they were having a party; Bradshaw then talked Torrie Wilson into playing strip poker; later in the show, Christian, the Hurricane, Spike Dudley, Val Venis, Booker T, the Godfather, Jackie, Ivory, Tajiri, Torrie, and Sho Funaki were shown in the back with the APA; eventually, William Regal came in to remind the APA that they were splitting up; Bradshaw then said since they were out of beer then the party was over and a brawl broke out involving everyone; the APA were the last two standing, then walked through their office door and turned their sign over to read "CLOSED"; the lights then dimmed backstage (the APA's last TV appearance as a team for over a year): Diamond Dallas Page defeated Booker T via disqualification at around the 2-minute mark when Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman came out of the crowd, with Lesnar dropping DDP with a spinebuster and the F5 (Booker's last appearance on Smackdown! for 2 years; Lesnar's last Smackdown! appearance for 5 months) WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) defeated the Dudley Boyz at 3:54 when Palumbo pinned Bubba Ray after Gunn, the illegal man, hit the Fameasser behind the referee's back, moments after D-Von chased an interfering Rico up the stage and to the back; after the bout, D-Von returned to the ring, where Palumbo sustained the 3D and Gunn sustained the Wazzzup Drop; moments later, Gunn sustained a 3D through a table; the Dudley Boyz then hugged (the Dudleyz' last TV match as a team for 8 months; Bubba Ray's last appearance on Smackdown! for 2 years) Hulk Hogan, the Rock, & Kane defeated Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, & X-Pac at 6:36 when Kane pinned X-Pac with the chokeslam after avoiding the Bronko Buster (the last Smackdown! appearance of Kane, Hall, Nash, & X-Pac) Chris Jericho defeated Matt Hardy via submission with the Walls of Jericho at 2:12 after blocking the Twist of Fate by landing a low blow; after the match, Jericho went to leave ringside but briefly put Lita in the Walls of Jericho on his way out (Lita's last appearance on Smackdown!; Hardy's last appearance on Smackdown! for 5 months) WWF IC Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Test by reversing a powerbomb attempt into a sunset flip at 2:24; referee Earl Hebner gave the challenger a fast count due to Test shoving him around earlier in the bout (RVD's last Smackdown! appearance for 2 years) Raven pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Maven to win the title at 1:45 with the DDT after a drop toe hold onto a steel chair; moments prior to the finish, Tommy Dreamer interfered in an attempt to win the title but was knocked out of the ring by Maven (Raven and Dreamer's last Smackdown! appearance) Kurt Angle & Vince McMahon defeated WWF World Champion Triple H & Ric Flair at 9:04 when McMahon pinned Flair after the Undertaker interfered and kicked Flair in the face as he attempted to apply the figure-4 (Flair's last Smackdown! appearance; Taker's last Smackdown! appearance for 5 months)

4/2/02; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena 4/4/02 - 1st 'McMahon' episode: WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) defeated Scotty 2 Hotty & Albert when Gunn pinned Scotty after Rico interfered and executed a spin wheel kick; after the match, Albert turned on his partner and hit the Baldo Bomb Christian pinned Diamond Dallas Page with the Unprettier Edge defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification when Angle blocked Edge's spear with a steel chair Billy Kidman pinned WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri to win the title with a roll up into a sunset flip as Tajiri became distracted, looking for the title belt he brought into the ring to use as a weapon Hardcore Holly pinned Maven with the Alabama Slam The Rock pinned Chris Jericho with the Rock Bottom; Kurt Angle interfered late in the match until Edge chased him into the crowd

4/9/02; Tucson, AZ; Convention Center 4/11/02: Tajiri pinned the Hurricane with a kick to the head Albert pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with the Baldo Bomb; Rikishi saved Scotty from further harm after the match Chris Jericho pinned Edge with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after Kurt Angle dropped Edge throat-first over the top rope; Edge was later double-teamed backstage until Hulk Hogan made the save Al Snow (w/ Maven) pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Chuck Palumbo (w/ Billy Gunn & Rico) with the Snow Plow WWF World Champion Triple H pinned Kurt Angle in a non-title match with the Pedigree after Hulk Hogan saved Triple H from a double team assault by Angle and Chris Jericho

4/16/02; Houston, TX; Compaq Center 4/18/02: Al Snow, Maven, & Rikishi defeated Albert & WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) when Maven pinned Chuck with a flying crossbody Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated WWF Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman & the Hurricane when Tajiri pinned the Hurricane with a kick to the head Farooq pinned Test with a roll up and his feet on the ropes Hardcore Holly pinned Diamond Dallas Page with a dropkick WWF World Champion Triple H & Hulk Hogan fought Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle to a no contest after the referee was knocked out, Hogan accidentally gave Triple H a chair shot, Edge chased Angle into the crowd, and Triple H returned Hogan’s chair shot with one of his own

4/23/02; Peoria, IL; Civic Center 4/25/02: Al Snow, Maven, & Billy Kidman defeated WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri & WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo Randy Orton pinned Hardcore Holly with an Oklahoma side roll at 2:45; prior to the bout, it was announced Christian would face Mark Henry later in the show (Orton's debut) (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary) Mark Henry defeated Christian Kurt Angle & Albert defeated Edge & Rikishi Chris Jericho pinned Triple H with a roll up after Triple H knocked an interfering Undertaker, from Raw, off the ring apron; due to pre-match stipulations, Jericho won a world title shot; after the bout, Taker hit a chokeslam on Triple H

4/30/02; Pittsburgh, PA; Mellon Arena 5/2/02: WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) defeated Rikishi & the Hurricane when Palumbo pinned the Hurricane after Rico interfered and hit a spin kick; after the bout, Rico was double teamed by the challengers Randy Orton defeated Hardcore Holly via disqualification after a low blow; after the bout, Holly hit the Alabama Slam on the rampway Kurt Angle & Lance Storm defeated Edge & Val Venis when Angle pinned Venis with a roll up after Storm hit the superkick Christian & Test defeated Mark Henry & Farooq when Farooq was pinned after Henry left ringside to chase D-Von Dudley backstage WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned Billy Kidman with the kick to the head after pulling Torrie into a Kidman dive to the floor moments earlier WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Chris Jericho in a No DQ match at 10:19 with a roll up after the challenger became distracted by the Undertaker's music playing; mid-way through the match, Triple H came out to provide guest commentary, during which he hinted he had something up his sleeve for Jericho; after the bout, Triple H made the save for Hogan against Jericho (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary, Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho)

5/7/02; Bridgeport, CT; Harbor Yard Arena 5/9/02: The Hurricane defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri via count-out Test defeated Mark Henry Lance Storm defeated Randy Orton D-Von Dudley defeated Triple H Rico & WWE Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated Al Snow, Maven, & Rikishi WWE World Champion Hulk Hogan & Edge fought Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle to a no contest

5/14/02; Montreal, Quebec; Bell Centre 5/16/02: Val Venis & Randy Orton defeated Lance Storm & Hardcore Holly when Orton pinned Storm at 2:16 D-Von Dudley pinned Maven at 1:54 Rikishi pinned Rico at 2:04 The Hurricane defeated Billy Kidman and WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri to win the title at 2:21 by pinning Tajiri Kurt Angle & Chris Jericho defeated Triple H & Edge at 8:48 when Angle pinned Edge with the Olympic Slam after blocking a spear from Edge by using a steel chair to the head; moments prior to the finish, Triple H and Jericho battled into the crowd

5/21/02; Tupelo, MS 5/23/02: Triple H defeated Lance Storm Test defeated Randy Orton Edge & Maven defeated Kurt Angle & Christian when Maven pinned Christian with a roll up after avoiding the Unprettier D-Von Dudley (w/ Batista) pinned Rikishi after Rico interfered and hit Rikishi in the back of the head with one of the tag team title belts WWE Cruiserweight Champion the Hurricane defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. Chris Jericho defeated Mark Henry

5/28/02; Calgary, Alberta; Saddledome 5/30/02 - featured the TV debut of Dawn Marie: WWE Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Rico defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo at 2:16 when Rikishi kicked Rico in the face, who then fell on Palumbo for the win; after the match, Gunn & Palumbo argued with Rico over the loss Christian pinned Maven at 2:08 with the Unprettier after Tajiri interfered and kicked Maven in the head, knocking him off the top rope Chris Jericho pinned Farooq at 3:59 with a modified neckbreaker after Farooq hit an unprotected turnbuckle WWE World Champion the Undertaker pinned Randy Orton with the chokeslam at 5:20; after the match, Triple H made the save and challenged the champion to a title match Tajiri & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Billy Kidman & WWE Cruiserweight Champion the Hurricane at 4:10 when Tajiri pinned the Hurricane with the kick to the head after the champion became distracted by a message on the big screen that said the mystery person who had been leaving notes for the Hurricane in previous weeks would reveal themself the following week Test pinned Triple H with the boot to the face at 5:47 after Triple H knocked the Undertaker off the ring apron; earlier in the match, Lance Storm also interfered on behalf of Test; after the contest, Taker pounded away at Triple H, hit the chokeslam, and repeatedly smacked him with a steel chair until numerous referees and officials intervened Edge pinned Kurt Angle in a steel cage match at around the 17-minute mark with a spear off the top rope after knocking Angle off the top to the mat; Angle was the first to escape the cage, at 9:45, but Hulk Hogan came ringside and threw Angle back in the cage before the referee - who was unconcious - could stop the match; Hogan remained ringside until the finish of the match (Bloodbath: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches, Edge: A Decade of Decadence)

6/4/02; Oklahoma City, OK; Cox Center 6/6/02 - included the revelation that Nidia was the one who had been sending the Hurricane letters over the previous weeks; featured the on-screen debut of Jamie Noble as he attacked the Hurricane backstage; included the on-screen debut of Linda Miles and Jackie Gayda in which Vince McMahon made a match between Linda and Ivory for Velocity; featured Tajiri attacking Maven in his hospital room after finding him with Torrie Wilson: Triple H and Hulk Hogan co-won a 20-man battle royal at 8:14 when both men hit the the floor at the same time following a Triple H clothesline; order of elimination: Farooq by D-Von Dudley via backdrop (:50), D-Von by Triple H (1:33), Billy Kidman by Test via a boot to the face as Kidman stood on the apron (1:51), Val Venis by Christian (1:58), Christian by Hulk Hogan (2:21), Randy Orton by Kurt Angle via backdrop (3:16), Al Snow by Chris Jeircho via a forearm blow as Snow stood on the apron (3:35), Lance Storm by Mark Henry via clothesline (3:45), Chavo Guerrero Jr. by Henry via gorilla press onto Storm (3:58), the Hurricane by Angle after avoiding the chokeslam (4:17), Hugh Morrus by Angle via clothesline (4:23), Albert by Angle as Albert attempted to eliminate Hardcore Holly (4:43), Henry eliminated by falling over the top while lunging at Angle, who stood on the ring apron (5:11), Angle by Holly (5:34), Holly by Test via a boot (5:41), Jericho by Hogan and Test by Triple H (6:47); the match was to determine the #1 contender to the world title and who would face the Undertaker at the King of the Ring; after the bout, a one-on-one bout was made by Vince McMahon for later in the night between Hogan and Triple H Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Rico in an elimination match to win the titles at 4:05; Rico submitted to a wrist lock from Palumbo at the 24-second mark; Rikishi pinned Gunn with a Diamond Cutter at 1:59; Palumbo pinned Rikishi with the Jungle Kick after Rico interfered and hit a spin kick on his partner; during the cover, Gunn pushed Rikishi's foot off the bottom rope KOTR Qualifying Match: Val Venis pinned Christian at 3:22 by avoiding the Unprettier and hitting a back suplex into a powerbomb Kurt Angle pinned Hardcore Holly at 6:59 with a roll over and grabbing into the ropes for leverage; after the bout, Holly dominated a brawl with Angle by hitting the Alabama Slam and then using the ring bell as a weapon KOTR Qualifying Match: Chris Jericho defeated Edge via forfeit when Edge was unable to compete due to a shoulder injury sustained during the previous week's steel cage match against Kurt Angle; during the segment, Jericho attacked Edge and further injured the shoulder by laying it across the steel ring steps and smashing it with a steel chair before Val Venis made the save Lance Storm pinned Billy Kidman at 2:44 with a superkick after avoiding a clothesline Triple H pinned Hulk Hogan with the Pedigree at 6:43 after kicking out of the legdrop; after the match, Hogan brought Triple H back into the ring to shake his hand and both men posed until they were attacked by Kurt Angle and the Undertaker; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE World Champion the Undertaker at the King of the Ring (Hulk Hogan: The Unreleased Archives)

6/11/02; Greenville, SC; Bi-Lo Center 6/13/02 - included Vince McMahon officiating the contract signing between Triple H and the Undertaker for a world title match at the King of the Ring; moments thereafter, Triple H demanded a match with the Undertaker that night, fending off Billy Gunn, smashing a number of monitors, and threatening to destroy a video camera until Vince McMahon returned ringside and made a main event tag team match with Triple H and Taker on opposing teams: KOTR Qualifying Match: Test pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion the Hurricane with the Test Drive in a non-title match; after the bout, Jamie Noble and Nidia came to the ring and humiliated the beaten champion KOTR Qualifying Match: Hardcore Holly pinned Tajiri by fighting off the Tarantula and hitting the Alabama Slam Billy Kidman & Val Venis defeated Chris Jericho & Lance Storm when Kidman pinned Storm with a roll up Farooq pinned D-Von Dudley with the Dominator after around 10 seconds; after the bout, Batista ran to the ring but Farooq escaped harm WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus & Linda Miles defeated Ivory & Jackie Gayda when Trish pinned Ivory with the bulldog WWE World Champion the Undertaker & Kurt Angle defeated Triple H via disqualification in a handicap match when Triple H hit Taker with the sledgehammer; after the bout, Triple H sustained Angle’s Olympic Slam; the bout was to have been a tag team match also involving Hulk Hogan but Hogan was attacked by Angle and Taker moments before the bout was scheduled to begin

6/18/02; Sacramento, CA; Arco Arena 6/20/02 – included an opening segment in which Kurt Angle cut a promo on facing Hulk Hogan at the King of the Ring which led to he and Hogan brawling in the ring: Rikishi pinned Christian even though Christian’s foot was on the bottom rope during the cover; after the bout, Lance Storm came ringside to argue the decision and later blamed the referees for being biased against Canadians Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Billy Kidman after Nidia interfered to prevent Kidman from hitting the Shooting Star Press; due to pre-match stipulations, Noble became the #1 contender for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship; after the match, the Hurricane attacked Noble and regained possession of his mask Triple H pinned Billy Gunn (w/ Chuck Palumbo & Rico) with the Pedigree; after the bout, the Undertaker and Kurt Angle came to the ring to attack Triple H, with Angle accidentally hitting Taker with a steel chair KOTR Qualifying Match: Chris Jericho defeated Val Venis via submission with the Walls of Jericho KOTR Qualifying Match: Test pinned Hardcore Holly with the boot to the face Kurt Angle defeated WWE World Champion the Undertaker in a non-title match with a roll up after the champion became distracted by Triple H at ringside; after the bout, Triple H was the last man standing following a brawl with he and Hulk Hogan against Taker and Angle

6/25/02; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena 6/27/02 - included an in-ring promo by the Undertaker which was interrupted by Kurt Angle, who then challenged Taker for a world title match the following week: Kurt Angle pinned John Cena at 5:37 with a double chicken wing into a roll up; prior to the bout, Cena accepted Angle's open challenge for someone whom he had never faced before to wrestle him; after the match, Cena offered to shake Angle’s hand in a showing of respect but Angle just laughed and walked away; moments later, Cena was congratulated backstage by Rikishi, Farooq, Billy Kidman, and the Undertaker (Cena's TV debut) (Before They Were Superstars 2, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary) WWE Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated Hardcore Holly & Val Venis when Palumbo pinned Venis after Gunn hit the Fameasser Lance Storm pinned Mark Henry with a superkick after Christian came ringside Rikishi defeated Test via disqualification after Test shoved the referee down; after the bout, Rikishi survived an attack from Christian, Lance Storm, and Test Billy Kidman & the Hurricane defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) & Tajiri when Kidman pinned Tajiri with the Shooting Star Press after the Hurricane hit the chokeslam D-Von Dudley & Batista defeated Farooq & Randy Orton when Batista pinned Orton with a spinebuster Hulk Hogan defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification after Jericho hit Hogan in the head with a steel chair; after the bout, Jericho continued his assault on the floor with the chair until his own music and pyro went off with Edge making a surprise appearance, hitting the spear on Jericho, and saving Hogan from further injury

7/2/02; Boston, MA; FleetCenter 7/4/02: Lance Storm (w/ Christian & Test) pinned Rikishi after Test kicked Rikishi in the face as he attempted the Bonzai Drop D-Von Dudley & Batista defeated Randy Orton & Val Venis when Batista pinned Orton with a spine buster after Orton missed a crossbody off the top Hulk Hogan & Edge defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) to win the titles at 10:04 when Edge pinned Palumbo following a double boot to the face and a legdrop from both Edge and Hogan; Hogan used his classic "Real American" theme song before and after the bout to celebrate Independence Day (Hogan's first time using "Real American" in 9 years) (Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology, Edge: A Decade of Decadence, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary) Chris Jericho pinned John Cena at 5:07 with the Flashback and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage; after the bout, Jericho extended his hand to Cena but attacked him until Cena eventually cleared the ring Torrie Wilson defeated Stacy Keibler in a Bra & Panties match WWE World Champion the Undertaker fought Kurt Angle to a draw at 10:22 when Taker pinned Angle at the same time that he tapped out to Angle's triangle choke; following the commercial break, more referees came into the ring as the crowd began to chant "Bullshit;" moments later, referee Mike Sparks ruled Angle as the winner while referee Jimmy Kordaris ruled Taker as the winner; referee for the match, Mike Chioda, then ruled the match a draw; Angle then jumped Taker from behind and put him in the ankle lock until he was pulled away by referees (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

7/9/02; Atlantic City, NJ 7/11/02: WWE Tag Team Champions Hulk Hogan & Edge defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) at 6:17 when Hogan pinned Gunn with the boot to the face and legdrop after Edge dropped Palumbo with the spear (Hulk Hogan: The Unreleased Archives) WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly pinned Torrie Wilson with a roll up D-Von Dudley & Batista defeated Randy Orton & Mark Henry when Batista pinned Henry with a spinebuster Rikishi pinned Test with a Samoan Drop, despite the outside interference from Christian and Lance Storm; after the match, Edge & Hulk Hogan made the save for Rikishi Billy Kidman & the Hurricane defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) & Tajiri at 3:06 when Kidman pinned Noble with a sit-down powerbomb off the top WWE World Champion the Undertaker & John Cena defeated Kurt Angle & Chris Jericho when Cena pinned Jericho with an Oklahoma side roll after the Undertaker blocked the Lionsault with a punch to the face; after the match, the Rock laid out both the Undertaker and Angle

7/16/02; Wilkes-Barre, PA; First Union Arena 7/18/02: John Cena defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification following a low blow; after the match, Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho on Cena and attacked him with a chair until officials broke it up Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated the Hurricane via submission with the STF; after the match, Chavo issued a challenge to the debuting Rey Mysterio Jr. for the following week Hardcore Holly & Val Venis defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) when Val pinned Gunn with the Money Shot following the Alabama Slam, despite outside interference from Rico (the match was originally to air on Velocity but was instead edited and put into the Smackdown! broadcast) Rikishi & WWE Tag Team Champions Hulk Hogan & Edge defeated Test, Christian, & Lance Storm when Edge pinned Storm with the DDT after avoiding the superkick Billy Kidman pinned Tajiri with the Shooting Star Press; after the match, Jamie Noble attempted to attack Kidman but was fought off until Tajiri sprayed green mist into Kidman's eyes, allowing Noble to hit the powerbomb on Kidman The Rock defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification when the Undertaker nailed the Rock with a clothesline midway through the People's Elbow, after Rock had attacked Taker on the floor; after the match, Angle hit Taker with a chair and applied the ankle lock on Rock

7/23/02; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse 7/25/02: Mark Henry defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification at 2:58 when Brock Lesnar interfered and hit the F5 on Henry; after the match, Angle and Lesnar had a confrontation backstage (Lesnar's Smackdown! debut) Val Venis (w/ Hardcore Holly) pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Batista) at 3:06 with a back suplex into a sit-down powerbomb as Holly attacked Batista on the floor; after the match, Batista laid out both Holly and Val Rikishi pinned Albert at 2:45 with a kick to the face and the Bonzai Drop Hulk Hogan & WWE World Champion the Rock defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Christian & Lance Storm (w/ Test) via disqualification at 9:13 when Brock Lesnar broke Hogan's cover on Christian following the legdrop, hit the F5 on Hogan, and then taunted the Rock from the ramp Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 5:52 with the 619 and West Coast Pop (Mysterio's TV debut) (Rey Mysterio: 619 , Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man) John Cena pinned Test at 3:19 by reversing a powerbomb attempt into an over-the-head sunset flip; after the match, Test kicked Cena in the face Edge defeated Chris Jericho in a steel cage match at around the 15-minute mark by escaping over the top seconds before Jericho crawled out of the door; the bout began during the commercial break; after the contest, Lance Storm, Christian, Jericho, and Test attacked Edge on the floor and in the ring until Rey Mysterio Jr. and John Cena made the save

7/30/02; Charlotte, NC; Coliseum 8/1/02: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Tajiri at 7:15 with a West Coast Pop off the top Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Mark Henry with an over-the-head belly to belly suplex and the F5 Hulk Hogan defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification at 10:32 when Angle hit Hogan over the back with a steel chair, thinking the referee was knocked out at the time, as Hogan was distracted by Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman at ringside; stipulations stated that the winner would face Lesnar the following week; after the contest, Angle continued to attack Hogan until Hogan fought him off and dropped him with the boot to the face; as Hogan attempted the legdrop, Lesnar tripped him from the floor and then hit the F5 inside the ring (Hulk Hogan: The Unreleased Archives) Rikishi pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Batista) with the Bonzai Drop, after kicking Batista to the floor; after the match, Batista and D-Von double teamed Rikishi John Cena pinned Rico; after the match, Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo attacked Cena WWE IC Champion Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero defeated WWE World Champion the Rock & Edge at 13:00 when Rock tapped out to Benoit's Crippler Crossface after being distracted by Brock Lesnar at ringside (Benoit & Guerrero's surprise Smackdown! return)

8/4/02; Richmond, VA; Coliseum 8/8/02: John Cena defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification when Chris Benoit interfered and applied the Crippler Crossface as Angle was about to be counted-out; after the match, Cena, Edge, and Rey Mysterio Jr. dominated a brawl with Angle, Benoit, and Eddie Guerrero Mark Henry pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Batista) with a running poweslam Rikishi pinned Batista with a kick to the face after D-Von accidentally hit Batista The Hurricane & Shannon Moore defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) when Moore pinned Palumbo with a victory roll after avoiding the Doomsday Device Edge, Rey Mysterio Jr., & John Cena defeated Kurt Angle, WWE IC Champion Chris Benoit, & Eddie Guerrero when Mysterio pinned Angle with the springboard Frankensteiner into a roll up after hitting the 619 WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble & Nidia defeated Billy Kidman & Torrie Wilson when Nidia pinned Torrie with a roll up as Torrie kicked Noble to the floor Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated Hulk Hogan via KO at 10:05 with a bearhug after hitting the F5; late in the bout, Lesnar kicked out of the legdrop; after the match, Brock returned to the ring and hit a bloody Hogan in the head with a steel chair and, moments later, smeared Hogan's blood across his own chest; had Hogan won the match, he would have won Lesnar's WWE World title shot against the Rock at Summer Slam (Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain)

8/13/02; Seattle, WA; Key Arena 8/15/02: Billy Gunn, Chuck Palumbo, & Rico defeated the Hurricane, Shannon Moore, & Hardcore Holly; after the match, Matt Hardy made the save for the faces Kurt Angle defeated Mark Henry via submission with the ankle lock; after the match, Rey Mysterio Jr. attacked Angle Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Rikishi with the F5 as Rikishi prepared to hit the Stinkface on Heyman Nidia (w/ Jamie Noble) pinned Torrie Wilson (w/ Billy Kidman) after Noble interfered and hit a clothesline on Torrie Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. via disqualification when Kurt Angle interfered and applied the ankle lock on Mysterio WWE World Champion the Rock pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Benoit with the Rock Bottom; late in the match, Brock Lesnar came ringside to distract the world champion

8/20/02; Fayetteville, NC 8/22/02: The Hurricane & Shannon Moore defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) & Tajiri when Moore pinned Noble by reversing a powerbomb attempt into a sunset flip Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Matt Hardy with a roll up as Matt was distracted by Kane's pyro; after the match, Hardy argued the desicion with the referee since this was his hometown Billy Kidman defeated Kurt Angle via count-out when Angle left ringside to chase Rey Mysterio Jr. backstage; after the match, Angle attacked Kidman Rikishi & John Cena defeated D-Von Dudley & Batista when Rikishi pinned D-Von with the Bonazi Drop after Batista hit a spinebuster on his partner and walked out of the match WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly pinned Nidia (w/ Jamie Noble) with the somersault sit-down splash onto a standing Nidia after knocking Noble off the apron; had Nidia won the title, she would have flashed the crowd; after the match, Molly knocked Noble into Nidia when Nidia attempted to flash the crowd anyway WWE World Champion the Rock & Edge defeated WWE IC Champion Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero when Edge pinned Guerrero with the spear; after the match, the Rock knocked an interfering Brock Lesnar out of the ring as the show came to a close

8/27/02; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun Hotel & Casino 8/29/02: Eddie Guerrero pinned Edge with the frog splash after blocking the spear with a steel chair; due to prematch stipulations, Guerrero advanced to the next round in a one-night competition to determine the #1 contender to the world title D-Von Dudley pinned John Cena; after the match, Batista attacked D-Von Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Rico with the 619 and the Frankensteiner into a roll up Rikishi pinned Eddie Guerrero with a kick to the face; due to prematch stipulations, Rikishi advanced in the #1 contender competition; after the match, Chris Benoit attacked Rikishi and locked him in the Crippler Crossface until Edge made the save Shannon Moore (w/ the Hurricane) pinned Tajiri (w/ Jamie Noble & Nidia) Chris Benoit defeated Rikishi via submission with the Crippler Crossface; due to prematch stipulations, Benoit advanced in the #1 contender competition WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Matt Hardy in a non-title match by blocking the Twist of Fate and hitting the F5 The Undertaker defeated Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle by pinning Benoit with the powerbomb; due to prematch stipulations, the Undertaker became the #1 contender to the world title (Taker's surprise debut on Smackdown!)

9/3/02; Green Bay, WI; Resch Center Arena 9/5/02: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Billy Gunn (w/ Chuck Palumbo & Rico) at 5:05 with a victory roll out of a backdrop attempt; after the match, Chuck proposed to Gunn to be his 'partner in life', with Gunn accepting WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Shannon Moore at 6:01 with the Tiger Bomb in a non-title match WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Randy Orton at 5:27 in a non-title match by rolling through on a crossbody off the top, picking Orton up, and hitting the F5 Mark Henry pinned Tajiri with a running powerslam at 3:24 after blocking the Tarantula Batista pinned D-Von Dudley with a powerbomb at 2:32 Hardcore Holly pinned Matt Hardy with a roll over at 5:00 and holding the tights for leverage Crash Holly pinned the Hurricane at 4:40 by reversing the chokeslam into an inside cradle The Undertaker, Edge, & Rikishi defeated Kurt Angle, Eddie Guerrero, & Chris Benoit when Taker pinned Guerrero with the powerbomb at 11:06 as Benoit and Angle brawled on the floor

9/10/02; Minneapolis, MN; Target Center 9/12/02: WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Hardcore Holly in a non-title match at 6:12 with the F5 Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Edge & John Cena at 7:04 when Eddie pinned Cena with the frog splash after Chavo hit the brainbuster; after the match, Edge avoided the Stinkface from Chavo and forced Eddie into it instead Kurt Angle pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with an Olympic Slam off the top at 8:26 (Rey Mysterio: 619 ) Chris Benoit defeated Rikishi via disqualification at 3:05 when Kurt Angle interfered and shoved Benoit off the top; after the match, Angle held Benoit down as Rikishi used the Stinkface in the corner Torrie Wilson pinned Nidia at 1:42 with a neckbreaker Matt Hardy defeated the Undertaker via count-out after around 4:30 when Taker left ringside after seeing that Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar were harassing his wife Sara backstage; Lesnar blindsided Taker with a chair backstage, laying him out; both Heyman and Lesnar were in Hardy's corner earlier in the bout but were individually sent backstage after physically interfering

9/17/02; Colorado Springs, CO; World Arena 9/19/02: Rey Mysterio Jr. & Torrie Wilson defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble & Nidia at 4:06 when Mysterio pinned Noble with a modified sunset flip / powerbomb move WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned John Cena with the F5 in a non-title match Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Edge & Rikishi when Chavo pinned Rikishi after hitting him in the head with a video camera; after the match, Eddie hit Edge in the head with a steel chair, busting him open Matt Hardy pinned the Hurricane with the Twist of Fate after a low blow Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit when Benoit was pinned; after the match, Angle applied the ankle lock on his tag partner before Benoit reversed it into the Crippler Crossface as the show came to a close

9/24/02; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena 9/26/02: Rikishi pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Bonzai Drop Tajiri & Jamie Noble defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo in an impromptu match after Gunn and Palumbo judged a bikini contest between Torrie Wilson and Nidia, giving the win to Torrie Edge pinned Eddie Guerrero in a No DQ match at around the 19-minute mark following a DDT off the top of a ladder; mid-way through the contest, referee Mike Sparks was helped backstage after Edge accidentally struck him in the face with the ladder; after Edge went backstage, the fans cheered Guerrero as he struggled to his feet (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary) The Undertaker defeated Matt Hardy; after the bout, WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar came to the ring and busted the Undertaker open after hitting him with the world title belt Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit at 8:44 by pinning Benoit with a springboard hurricanrana into a cover after Benoit sent Angle to the floor with a back suplex over the top (Rey Mysterio: 619 )

10/1/02; Lafayette, LA 10/3/02: Smackdown! Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Rikishi & Mark Henry when Henry submitted to Eddie's El Passo Lasso after Chavo used a steel chair on Henry's leg Matt Hardy pinned the Undertaker in a falls count anywhere match at 4:46 after the two battled backstage and Brock Lesnar interfered, hitting the F5 onto the cement floor; after the bout, Lesnar hit the Undertaker with a helium tank WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Crash Holly with a roll up and using the ropes for leverage Edge pinned Kurt Angle with the spear after Angle accidentally hit himself in the head with a chair; the chair bounced off the top rope as he swung at Chris Benoit, who was on the ring apron; Edge originally won the match with a cradle after Angle hit a superplex but the original and replacement referee argued over the decision to the point where the match was ordered to continue Smackdown! Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Farooq & D-Von Dudley defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo when D-Von pinned Gunn following a spinebuster from Farooq Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie in a bikini contest; after the contest, Dawn Marie threw her opponent to the floor Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chris Benoit with a standing West Coast Pop after Kurt Angle interfered and dropped Benoit throat-first across the top rope; after the bout, Angle and Benoit traded finishers before - in an untelevised incident - WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar came to the ring and hit an F5 on both men

10/8/02; Phoenix, AZ; America West Arena 10/10/02: Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) defeated Rikishi via submission with the El Passo Lasso at 4:37 after Chavo hit Rikishi in the leg with a chair Smackdown! Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated Billy Kidman & John Cena at 7:50 when Kidman submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface, moments after Angle had the ankle lock applied until Cena made the save Billy Gunn (w/ Chuck Palumbo) pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Ron Simmons) at 5:23 with the Fameasser after Palumbo hit the Jungle Kick on Simmons on the floor Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie in a Lingerie contest Smackdown! Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Tajiri & WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) (sub. for Jamie Noble) at 7:20 when Edge pinned Tajiri following the 619 and spear after Tajiri accidentally kicked his own partner; after the match, the Undertaker made the save for the other three competitors by holding off Lesnar

10/15/02; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre 10/17/02: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Ron Simmons & D-Von Dudley at 4:37 when Edge pinned Simmons with the DDT; after the match, the Guerreros attacked Mysterio and Edge WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble pinned Nidia with a roll up at 2:03; after the match, the two made up and double-teamed Tajiri, who was the special referee John Cena pinned Billy Kidman with a roll up and using the ropes for leverage at 5:38 WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Chuck Palumbo at 6:30 with the F5; after the match, the Undertaker stormed the ring and busted the champion open with his arm cast until Heyman could pull his man out of the ring Matt Hardy & Dawn Marie defeated Rikishi & Torrie Wilson at 3:59 when Dawn Marie pinned Torrie after Hardy reversed the pin behind the referee’s back; after the match, Rikishi rather than Torrie hit the Stinkface on Hardy WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 10:45 when Angle pinned Eddie with the Olympic Slam after Benoit hit both opponents with a steel chair

10/22/02; Memphis, TN; Pyramid 10/24/02: Rikishi pinned Matt Hardy with the Rikishi Driver at 3:21; after the match, the Big Show made his Smackdown! debut by beating Rikishi down WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Tajiri at 3:54 with a roll over, bridge, and holding onto Nidia outside the ring Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 7:15 when Edge pinned Chavo following a springboard legdrop into the ring by Mysterio behind the referee's back; due to prematch stipulations, Edge & Mysterio became the #1 contenders to the Smackdown! tag team titles Bily Kidman pinned John Cena at 2:44 by blocking a sunset flip and holding onto the ropes for leverage; after the match, Cena attacked Kidman in and outside of the ring, eventually throwing Kidman into the steel ring steps WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chris Benoit pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Kurt Angle at 8:15 with a cradle after Chavo Guerrero Jr. interfered and hit Angle in the back of the head with one of the title belts as Eddie Guerrero distracted the referee; after the match, Angle attacked Benoit and destroyed he and Benoit's tag team trophy - which, due to stipulations, Benoit earned by winning the match

10/29/02; Grand Rapids, MI 10/31/02: Edge pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chris Benoit with a spear at 12:21 after avoiding a clothesline after fighting off an interfering Kurt Angle The Big Show pinned Rikishi with the chokeslam at 2:28; after the match, Show once again challenged Brock Lesnar Torrie Wilson pinned Dawn Marie in a pool of mud match following a chop Matt Hardy pinned Tajiri with the Twist of Fate at 7:38 Eddie Guerrero pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Kurt Angle at 13:20 with the frog splash after Chris Benoit hit Angle in the head with one of the title belts Rey Mysterio Jr. fought WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) to a no contest at around the 4-minute mark when the Big Show came ringside, caught Mysterio in the air as Mysterio attempted the 619 on the champion, and threw him into the crowd; moments later, Lesnar attacked Show on the floor but was rammed into the steel ringpost and sustained a chokeslam through the announce table

11/5/02; Manchester, NH; Verizon Wireless Arena 11/7/02: Billy Kidman & Torrie Wilson defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble & Nidia when Kidman pinned Noble with the Shooting Star Press Rikishi pinned John Cena with the Bonzai Drop The Big Show pinned Matt Hardy by catching Hardy coming off the top and hitting the chokeslam Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match to win the titles; fall #1: Mysterio pinned Benoit following a double team powerbomb / frankensteiner; fall #2: Angle forced Edge to submit with the ankle lock; fall #3: Angle was pinned following a miscommunication with Benoit; the challengers originally won the third fall when Mysterio pinned Angle but the match was restarted since Angle’s foot was on the bottom rope WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar pinned Eddie Guerrero with the F5 after countering attempted interference from Chavo Guerrero Jr.; after the match, the Big Show attacked Lesnar from behind and threw him off the stage, much as he had done to the Undertaker weeks prior

11/12/02; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena 11/14/02: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Edge pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. by avoiding the tornado DDT and hitting his own DDT Matt Hardy & John Cena defeated Rikishi & Tajiri when Hardy pinned Tajiri after both men hit a simultaneous DDT Eddie Guerrero defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. via submission with the El Passo Lasso and holding onto the ropes for leverage Billy Kidman pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) in a non-title match with a cradle after suffering a superplex by the champion Chris Benoit fought Kurt Angle to a double disqualification when Edge, Rey Mysterio Jr., and the Guerreros, who sat at ringside for the bout, interfered; after the match, Benoit and Angle won a brawl over the two other teams and reconceild

11/19/02; Hartford, CT; Civic Center 11/21/02: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 2:54 with a modified West Cost Pop after Noble threw Mysterio over his head, who then landed and bounced off the middle rope (Rey Mysterio: 619 ) Chris Benoit defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the Crippler Crossface after Chavo attempted to come off the top; prior to the contest, Eddie Guerrero - who escorted Chavo to the ring - was sent backstage WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Tajiri with the Shooting Star Press Kurt Angle pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero with an Olympic Slam off the top after Guerrero attempted to hit the frog splash; late in the contest, Chavo Guerrero Jr. - who had been sent backstage before the match - itnerfered on behalf of his uncle; Chris Benoit soon followed but stood on the rampway and watched as opposed to getting in the ring; after the match, Angle took down an interfering Chavo with the ankle lock Rikishi pinned John Cena with a belly to belly suplex; after the match, Bull Buchanon attacked Rikishi and left ringside with Cena WWE Smackdown! World Champion the Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated Edge via disqualification when Brock Lesnar ran in the ring, hit the F5 on the champion, and chased Heyman into the crowd; prior to the outside interference, Edge sustained three chokeslams from Show under orders of Heyman

11/26/02; Columbia, SC 11/28/02: Matt Hardy & John Cena (w/ Bull Buchanon) defeated Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. when Hardy pinned Mysterio with a roll up and grabbing the ropes for leverage Tajiri pinned Chuck Palumbo with a kick to the head after spraying mist into his opponent's face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit after Benoit was hit with one of the title belts Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie in a Pilgrim match WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Crash Holly with the Shooting Star Press WWE World Champion the Big Show fought the Fabulous Moolah to a no contest when Brock Lesnar interfered and hit the F5 on the champion through the announce table

12/3/02; Dallas, TX; American Airlines Center 12/5/02: Albert pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. after 3 minutes with a backbreaker; after the bout, Albert continued to attack Mysterio's knee until Edge made the save; moments later, Mysterio was taken from the arena in an ambulance Crash Holly pinned Jamie Noble Bill DeMott pinned Sho Funaki with the moonsault WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. Kurt Angle defeated Chris Benoit, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero, and Edge in an elimination match at around 20:45; Benoit defeated Guerrero via submission with the Crippler Crossface at around 7:30 after Guerrero sustained a spear from Edge; Edge pinned Benoit with the spear at around 9:30 after Guerrero interfered and hit Benoit in the back of the head with his tag team title belt; Angle pinned Edge with an Olympic Slam off the top; due to pre-match stipulations, Angle earned a world title shot against the Big Show at Armageddon; after the bout, Show and Paul Heyman came to the ring, with Show hitting the chokeslam on Angle as the show went off the air (the bout began during the commercial break) (Armageddon 02)

12/10/02; Atlanta, GA; Phillips Arena 12/12/02 - included Scott Steiner rejecting Stephanie McMahon’s offer to join SD in favor of Eric Bischoff’s Raw: Bull Buchanon (w/ John Cena) pinned Rikishi after Rikishi sustained a low blow from his opponent and was hit with Cena’s steel chain Bill DeMott pinned Shannon Moore with the moonsault WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Chris Benoit & Billy Kidman when Eddie pinned Kidman with a roll up after the challenger failed the Shooting Star Press Crash Holly defeated Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) via disqualification when Nunzio interfered and attacked Crash WWE World Champion the Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman) & Albert defeated Kurt Angle & Edge when Show pinned Angle with the chokeslam after Heyman interfered as the ankle lock was applied on the champion

12/17/02; Tampa, FL; St. Pete Times Forum 12/19/02: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman in a non-title match with a sit-down crucifix powerbomb John Cena (w/ Bull Buchanon) pinned Chuck Palumbo by using the tights for leverage; after the bout, Rikishi made the save Brock Lesnar pinned Shannon Moore (sub. for Matt Hardy) (w/ Matt Hardy) after hitting the F5 on both Moore and Hardy Bill DeMott & Crash Holly defeated Jaime Noble & Nunzio when DeMott scored the pin with the moonsault; after the bout, DeMott attacked his own partner Edge pinned Albert with the spear Chris Benoit defeated WWE Smackdown! World Champion Kurt Angle via disqualification when the Big Show interfered; after the bout, Brock Lesnar made the save and hit three consecutive F5s on Angle onto the ringside barrier

12/22/02; Tulsa, OK; Convention Center 12/26/02: Bill DeMott pinned Crash Holly with the moonsault WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Edge & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman when Eddie pinned Kidman with the frogsplash after Albert interfered and hit the backbreaker on Edge; earlier in the contest, the champions attempted to walk out on the match and get themselves counted-out, however the referee ordered them to return to the ring by the 10-count or they would not only lose the match - they would also lose their titles Rikishi pinned Bull Buchanon (w/ John Cena) with the superkick and Bonzai Drop after preventing Buchanon from using Cena's steel chain Chris Benoit pinned the Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman) with the diving headbutt; after the bout, Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas came to the ring to join the Big Show in attacking Benoit - with Kurt Angle eventually coming ringside to berate Benoit; the match was to determine which of the two men would recieve a world title shot against Angle for the Royal Rumble.1/2/03 - shown live John Cena (w/ Bull Buchanon) pinned Rikishi at 3:52 with a roll up Bill DeMott pinned Chuck Palumbo at 3:54 with a reverse neckbreaker WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr.) in a non-title match at 13:31 with the Shooting Star Press after John Cena interfered and hit Eddie with a steel chain Chris Benoit & Edge defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ WWE Smackdown! World Champion Kurt Angle) via disqualification after Angle hit Benoit with the world title belt Nunzio (w/ Jamie Noble & Nidia) pinned Crash Holly at 2:01 with a flying armbar DDT Brock Lesnar pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) with the F5 at 4:37

2003

Taped 1/7/03; Tucson, AZ 1/9/03: The Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Rikishi at 4:08 with the chokeslam John Cena (w/ Bull Buchanon) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero) at 4:56 with a roll up and holding onto the ropes for leverage WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) at 4:26 in a non-title match with a roll up after Moore's interference backfired Tajiri pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nunzio) at 5:00 with the kick to the head Charlie Haas (w/ Shelton Benjamin & WWE World Champion Kurt Angle) pinned Edge at 6:44 with a suplex after Angle hit Edge with his crutch; after the bout, Chris Benoit made the save Chris Benoit defeated Shelton Benjamin via disqualification at 6:45 after Kurt Angle hit Benoit with his crutch; after the match, Edge attempted to make the save but was also beaten down Bill DeMott pinned Shannon Moore (w/ Matt Hardy) at 2:57 with a gutwrench powerbomb; after the match, Hardy - who had been doing guest commentary for the bout - hit the Twist of Fate on Moore WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned Bull Buchanon (w/ John Cena) at 4:10 with the frog splash Brock Lesnar pinned Albert at 3:01 with the F5

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Trenton, NJ - Soveriegn Bank Arena - January 11, 2003 Rikishi pinned John Cena (w/ Bull Buchanon) in a Kiss My Ass match after superkicking a chair into Cena's face Sho Funaki pinned Red Dogg with a cradle Jamie Noble & Nunzio defeated Nova & Spanky when Noble forced a submission from Nova Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned Chuck Palumbo with the Twist of Fate after Moore interfered Brock Lesnar pinned the Big Show in a No DQ match following a chair shot Bill DeMott pinned Shannon Moore with a sit-down powerbomb WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Tajiri Chris Benoit & Edge defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ Kurt Angle) when Edge pinned Benjamin with the spear

Taped 1/12/03; East Rutherford, NJ; Continental Airlines Arena 1/16/03 - taped this night due to the Raw 10th Anniversary show on Tuesday: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated John Cena & Bull Buchanon at 5:03 when Chavo pinned Buchanon with a frog splash; prior to the bout, a pre-taped backstage promo by the Guerreros showed them discussing their chances in the Royal Rumble match; after the bout, Cena and Buchanon argued before Cena and Red Dogg, who was sitting in the front row, attacked Buchanon and rammed him shoulder-first into the steel ring post before Red Dogg applied an armbar on the floor (Red Dogg's TV debut) Bill DeMott pinned Rikishi at 4:13 with a powerbomb Nunzio (w/ Jamie Noble & Nidia) pinned Tajiri at 4:52 with a springboard armbar DDT after Tajiri fought off Noble and Nidia Brock Lesnar & Rey Mysterio Jr. (mystery partner) defeated the Big Show & Albert (w/ Paul Heyman) in 37 seconds after Rey hit the 619 on Albert (Mysterio's return match from surgery) Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned Sho Funaki (w/ WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman) at 4:24 with the Twist of Fate WWE World Champion Kurt Angle, Charlie Haas, & Shelton Benjamin defeated Edge & Chris Benoit via disqualification in a handicap match when Benoit hit Angle with his own crutch at 15:01

Taped 1/21/03; Albany, NY; Pepsi Arena 1/23/03: Chris Benoit pinned Charlie Haas (w/ Shelton Benjamin) at 9:01 with an inside cradle Rikishi pinned Bill DeMott at 4:17 with the Bonzai Drop The Undertaker defeated Albert via submission with a Dragon Sleeper at 5:41 Edge pinned Shelton Benjamin (w/ Charlie Haas) at 5:42 with the spear Nunzio pinned Shannon Moore (w/ Matt Hardy) with the flying armbar DDT WWE World Champion Kurt Angle (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 7:19 by reversing an air attack into a roll up; after the bout, Angle applied the ankle lock - with Benoit and Edge making the save

Taped 1/28/03; Green Bay, WI; Resch Center 1/30/03: Albert pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with a kick to the face and a backbreaker WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned John Cena (w/ Red Dogg) with the frogsplash after Chavo pushed Cena off the top WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Shannon Moore (w/ Matt Hardy) with the Shooting Star Press after blocking a superplex and kicking Hardy off the apron; after the bout, Hardy attacked Kidman from behind Bill DeMott pinned Rikishi with his feet on the ropes after preventing a DDT by holding onto the top rope Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ Kurt Angle) defeated Chris Benoit & Edge when Benjamin pinned Benoit after Angle interfered and hit Benoit in the back of the head with the world title belt; due to prematch stipulations, Benjamin & Haas earned a world tag team title shot for the following week

Taped 2/4/03; Philadelphia, PA; First Union Center 2/6/03 - included Hulk Hogan coming out to cut an in-ring promo until he was interrupted by the Rock, "live" via satellite from Hollywood, in which the Rock cut a heel promo on facing Hogan at No Way Out; after the Rock's appearance, Hogan went on to cut a promo on wanting to face Vince McMahon in the ring: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jaime Noble (w/ Nidia) with the West Coast Pop after hitting a simultaneous 619 on both Noble and Nidia Rikishi pinned Nunzio with the Bonzai Drop WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) by blocking the Twist of Fate and using a double leg pickup into a roll over Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. to win the titles when Haas pinned Eddie with a side roll after Eddie hit the frogsplash on Benjamin, the illegal man in the ring Albert pinned Shannon Moore with a backbreaker; prior to and after the match, Brian Kendrick streaked around the ring and through the crowd - similar to the Nike Shox commercial WWE World Champion Kurt Angle (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Chris Benoit in a non-title match with the Olympic Slam moments after Benoit failed a diving headbutt off the top; after the bout, Benoit was attacked by Team Angle; moments later, Edge attempted to make the save but was beaten down until Brock Lesnar held off Team Angle

Taped 2/11/03; Bakersfield, CA; Centennial Garden 2/13/03: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Edge with a roll up after Edge speared Heyman off the apron Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) with the 619 and West Coast Pop Chris Benoit defeated Albert via submission with the Crippler Crossface after reversing an attempt at the Baldo Bomb WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin (w/ Charlie Haas) pinned Eddie Guerrero with the Dragon Whip reverse kick to the face Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie in a Valentine's Day Bra & Panties match; after the bout, Torrie fought off both Dawn Marie and Nidia Brock Lesnar pinned John Cena with the F5; after the bout, Lesnar had a confrontation with Kurt Angle in the ring - in which the two agreed to a bout for the following week before Lesnar laid out all three members of Team Angle

Taped 2/18/03; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse 2/20/03: Chris Benoit pinned Albert with a roll up Rikishi pinned Johnny Stamboli with a superkick; after the bout, Rikishi was triple teamed by Nunzio, Stamboli, and Chuck Palulmbo Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio Jr. when Hardy pinned Kidman with the Twist of Fate moments after Kidman tossed his partner onto Moore who was on the arena floor Nidia (w/ Jaime Noble) defeated Torrie Wilson in a paddle on a pole match at 1:50 after Noble interfered and hit a powerslam on Torrie while the referee was distracted by Dawn Marie at ringside; after the bout, Noble held Torrie so Nidia could hit her with the paddle until Sho Funaki made the save (Divas South of the Border) Brock Lesnar defeated WWE World Champion Kurt Angle, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ Paul Heyman) in a gauntlet match via disqualification; Lesnar pinned Haas with the F5; Lesnar pinned Benjamin with the Olympic Slam after blocking Benjamin’s patented kick and leveling him with a clothesline; Lesnar defeated Angle via disqualification after a matter of seconds when Paul Heyman interfered and hit Lesnar with a chair; after the bout, Chris Benoit and Edge made the save against Team Angle

Taped 2/25/03; London, Ontario; Labbatt Centre 2/27/03: Sho Funaki & Torrie Wilson defeated Jamie Noble & Nidia when Torrie pinned Nidia with a roll up after ramming her into Dawn Marie on the apron; after the match, Stephanie McMahon announced that Torrie Wilson would be on the cover of next month’s issue of Playboy Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned Nunzio (w/ Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli) with a reversal of a roll over and holding onto the tights for leverage; after the bout, Rikishi made the save against the FBI Chris Benoit & Rhyno defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore when Rhyno pinned Hardy with the Gore (Rhyno’s surprise return after a 16-month absence due to injury) WWE Smackdown! World Champion Kurt Angle (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Brian Kendrick in a non-title match at 4:58 with the Olympic Slam; had Kendrick lasted the full 5 minutes, he would have earned a WWE contract; after the bout, Angle shook Kendrick’s hand before assaulting him in and outside the ring as a sign to Brock Lesnar Brock Lesnar defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ Kurt Angle & Paul Heyman) in a non-title handicap match by pinning Benjamin with the F5 after shoving him into Haas, sending Haas to the floor; due to prematch stipulations, Lesnar earned a match with any member of Team Angle for the following week inside a steel cage; Lesnar’s choice was Paul Heyman

Taped 3/4/03; Bridgeport, CT; Harbor Yard Arena 3/6/03: Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Tajiri and Jamie Noble by pinning Tajiri by reversing a suplex into the ring into a roll up; due to prematch stipulations, Mysterio earned a Cruiserweight title shot at WrestleMania Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli (w/ Nunzio) when Chavo pinned Stamboli following a frogsplash from Eddie a second after Stamboli hit a fall away slam on Chavo; after the match, the FBI triple teamed the Guerreros WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned Billy Kidman with the Twist of Fate after Kidman collided with Moore on the ring apron Albert (w/ the Big Show) defeated the Undertaker (w/ Nathan Jones) via disqualification when Jones shoved the referee and attacked the Big Show in the ring after Show interfered behind the referee’s back Chris Benoit & Rhyno defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas in a non-title match when Haas submitted to Benoit’s Crippler Crossface Brock Lesnar pinned Paul Heyman (w/ Kurt Angle, Shelton Benjamin, & Charlie Haas) in a steel cage match with the F5 despite interference from Team Angle; due to prematch stipulations, Lesnar earned a world title shot against Kurt Angle for the following week

Taped 3/11/03; Pittsburgh, PA; Mellon Arena 3/13/03: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio Jr. at 7:12 when Haas pinned Kidman with a German suplex following a superkick from Benjamin Rikishi pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Nunzio & Johnny Stamoli) at 2:58 after Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. interfered The Big Show & Albert defeated Sho Funaki & Tajiri at 3:46 when Albert pinned Funaki with the backbreaker Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. fought Chris Benoit & Rhyno to a no contest at 20:08 when Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas interfered and attacked both teams The Pittsburgh Penguin (Brian Kendrick) defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) via count-out when Moore pulled Hardy out of the ring and both men left ringside WWE Smackdown! World Champion Kurt Angle pinned Brock Lesnar at 1:17 with a cradle after switching places with his brother Eric Angle, who was destroyed by Lesnar from the moment the bell rung and suffered the F5 on Kurt's behalf; during Lesnar's intro before the match, Kurt rolled underneath the ring and Eric took his place

Taped 3/18/03; Louisville, KY 3/20/03: Rhyno defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas (w/ Shelton Benjamin) via disqualification when Haas interfered and hit Rhyno with one of the title belts Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Rikishi defeated Johnny Stamboli, Nunzio, & Chuck Palumbo when Eddie pinned Palumbo with the frogsplash after a superkick from Rikishi Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) with the West Coast Pop The Undertaker pinned Bill DeMott with the tombstone Brian Kendrick pinned Shannon Moore (w/ WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy) with the Sliced Bread #2 following outside interference from Matt Hardy and Rey Mysterio Jr.; due to prematch stipulations, Kendrick won a contract to wrestle for Smackdown! Chris Benoit (w/ Rhyno) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas) via submission with the Crippler Crossface after Rhyno blocked interference from Haas

Taped 3/25/03; San Jose, CA; HP Pavilion 3/27/03: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Brian Kendrick at 5:15 when Hardy pinned Kendrick with the Twist of Fate moments after Kendrick hit Moore with the modified Acid Drop; after the bout, Hardy fought off Mysterio to hit another Twist of Fate Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin) at 4:54 with a modified victory roll Torrie Wilson pinned Nidia (w/ Jamie Noble) with a DDT at 2:11 The Big Show & Albert defeated Chris Benoit & Rhyno via disqualification at 7:08 when Nathan Jones interfered and attacked Show and Albert; after the bout, the Undertaker made the save for Jones against their WrestleMania opponents Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Eddie Guerrero) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas) with a La Magistra cradle at 6:21; after the bout, the champions nailed both Guerreros with the title belts before Chris Benoit and Rhyno entered the ring and used their respective finishers on Team Angle John Cena pinned Rikishi after hitting him with a steel chain and following with the FU at 5:28; after the bout, Cena and Brock Lesnar brawled backstage until Kurt Angle broke a 2x4 over Lesnar’s back (John Cena: My Life)

Taped 4/1/03; Spokane, WA; Key Arena 4/3/03 - included the return of Sable, after a 4-year absense, as she interrupted an in-ring celebration of Torrie Wilson' s issue of Playboy; featured a backstage confrontation between the Undertaker & Nathan Jones and the FBI; included Vince McMahon attempting to bury the hatchet with Hulk Hogan just to turn around and indefinately suspend him:

  1. 1 Contender Tournament Quarter-Finals: The Undertaker pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 3:23 by blocking the West Coast Pop and hitting the Last Ride; after the bout, Taker helped Mysterio to his feet in a showing of respect

Brian Kendrick pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 2:33 with the Sliced Bread #2 after Noble accidentally hit a baseball slide on Nidia; after the bout, Matt Hardy - who was doing guest commentary - threw Kendrick to the floor and issued a challenge for the following week against Brock Lesnar; Kendrick attempted to gain revenge against Hardy and Shannon Moore but suffered the Twist of Fate for his trouble

  1. 1 Contender Tournament Quarter-Finals: Chris Benoit defeated Albert via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 6:55 after avoiding the backbreaker
  2. 1 Contender Tournament Quarter-Finals: John Cena pinned Eddie Guerrero at 4:51 by catching Guerrero in a fireman’s carry and hitting the FU

WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated Tajiri & Sho Funaki at 5:07 when Haas forced a submission from Funaki by using the Haas of Pain leglock after Benjamin clipped Funaki from behind

  1. 1 Contender Tournament Quarter-Finals: Rhyno defeated the Big Show via disqualification at 4:14 when Albert prevented the cover after Rhyno hit the Gore; after the bout, the two double teamed Rhyno

Taped 4/8/03; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena 4/10/03 - included the return of the Piper's Pit after a 14-year absence, with guest Vince McMahon; during the segment, Rikishi came to the ring with a coconut in hand - in reference to the infamous Pit in which Piper hit Jimmy Snuka over the head with the food - only for Rikishi to be attacked by Sean O'Haire and Piper smashing the coconut over his head: WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shanon Moore) with the F5 after avoiding the Twist of Fate Brian Kendrick & Torrie Wilson defeated Jamie Noble & Nidia when Torrie pinned Nidia with a DDT; Sable came ringside during the bout to watch Torrie

  1. 1 Contender Tournament Semi-Finals: Chris Benoit pinned Rhyno with a backslide; after the bout, the two men hugged out of respect

Tajiri & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match when Mysterio pinned Haas with a springboard legdrop Nathan Jones pinned Bill DeMott with a kick to the head after 2 minutes (Jones' in-ring debut)

  1. 1 Contender Tournament Semi-Finals: John Cena pinned the Undertaker following interference from the FBI and several chair shots

Taped 4/15/03; Norfolk, VA; Scope 4/17/03 - included Sean O'Haire as a guest of the Piper's Pit in which Jimmy Snuka made a surprise appearance; during the segment, Rikishi came out to make the save for Snuka against Piper and O'Haire: The Big Show & Albert defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Tajiri when Albert pinned Tajiri with the bicycle kick after Show dropped Mysterio with a one-handed press slam; after the bout, Mysterio hit the 619 on Show by using the ringpost after Tajiri sprayed Albert in the eyes with the green mist Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) with the frogsplash after knocking Noble off the top; before the bout, Team Angle came ringside and mocked the Guerrero Family; after the bout, the Guerreros responded to Team Angle and won a brief brawl between the two teams Torrie Wilson pinned Nidia (w/ Jamie Noble) with a DDT off the top after special referee, Sable, gave Noble a baseball slide as he attempted to interfere WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned Brian Kendrick with the Twist of Fate after avoiding the Sliced Bread #2 Nathan Jones defeated Nunzio via disqulaification when Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli interfered; Jones dominated the post-match brawl before eventually having his leg smashed with the steel ring steps

  1. 1 Contender Tournament Finals: John Cena pinned Chris Benoit at around 12:30 by blocking an attempted sunset flip as Benoit countered the FU; due to pre-match stipulations, Cena earned a world title shot against Brock Lesnar for Backlash (John Cena: Word Life)

Taped 4/22/03; Nashville, TN; Gaylord Entertainment Center 4/24/03: John Cena pinned Rhyno by avoiding a slam and using a roll up Chris Benoit defeated Nunzio (w/ Johnny Stamboli & Chuck Palumbo) via submission with the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, the FBI triple teamed Benoit Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Crash Holly (w/ Shannon Moore) with a springboard legdrop into the ring after backdropping Moore off the ring apron; WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy sat ringside for the bout Rikishi defeated Roddy Piper (w/ Sean O'Haire) via disqualification when O'Haire attacked Rikishi to prevent the Stinkface WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas) pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Eddie Guerrero) with a roll over and holding the ropes after Haas kicked Chavo in the face; after the bout, the Guerreros fended off the champions Tajiri defeated the Big Show via count-out after Rey Mysterio Jr. knocked Show head-first into the ringpost WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Albert via disqualification when John Cena, who was doing commentary for the bout, broke the cover following the F5; after the bout, Cena hit Brock with a steel chain, the FU, and the world title belt

Taped 4/29/03; Manchester, NH; Verizon Wireless Arena 5/1/03 - included Mr. America's debut as he was a guest of the Piper's Pit, which led to Vince McMahon coming to the ring upset over Hulk Hogan being able to find a loophole in his suspension: Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore (w/ Crash Holly) when Eddie pinned Hardy with the frogsplash after Chavo hit Hardy with one of the stolen tag team title belts; after the bout, the Guerreros escaped Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas, retaining possession of the title belts The Big Show pinned Sho Funaki with a clothesline Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli (w/ Nunzio) defeated Chris Benoit & Rhyno when Palumbo pinned Benoit with a roll over after assistance from Nunzio; the bout was originally Stamboli vs. Benoit but was turned into a tag team match after the other members of the FBI and Rhyno interfered WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated John Walters & Aaron Stephens in a non-title match; after the bout, the champions demanded that Los Guerreros return the title belts - which they did but not before stealing Kurt Angle's Olympic gold medals Dawn Marie & Nidia (w/ Jamie Noble) defeated Torrie Wilson & Sable when Torrie submitted after Sable walked out on the match

Taped 5/6/03; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Metro Centre 5/8/03: Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore & Crash Holly) with a reversal into a roll up; after the bout, Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas attacked Chavo on the floor, stealing back Kurt Angle’s gold medals in the process Brian Kendrick pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) with the Sliced Bread #2 Torrie Wilson pinned Dawn Marie with a sunset flip out of a fireman’s carry; after the bout, Sable - who sat ringside for the match - challenged Torrie to a bikini contest at Judgment Day WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated Tajiri & Rikishi in a non-title match when Haas pinned Tajiri with a double leg pickup into a roll over following a superkick from Benjamin; after the bout, the Guerreros again stole the gold medals, also taking Benjamin and Haas’ poster of Kurt Angle Rhyno pinned John Cena with a roll up after Cena and Brian Kendrick - who was doing guest commentary for the bout - had a tug of war over Cena’s chain as he attempted to use it as a weapon; after the bout, Kendrick left through the crowd; in a post-match brawl on the arena floor, Rhyno injured his knee on the ring steps after attempting to hit the Gore on Cena The Big Show (w/ Albert) pinned Chris Benoit with the chokeslam after Benoit hit a baseball slide into Show’s stretcher, preventing interference from Albert; after the bout, Benoit was double teamed and tied to the stretcher until Brock Lesnar made the save; the Big Show hit a chokeslam on Lesnar as the show came to a close; the bout was originally scheduled to be a tag team match between Lesnar / Benoit and Albert / Show but was made a one-on-one encounter after Lesnar was barricaded backstage by the FBI, who were acting on behalf of Show and Albert

Taped 5/13/03; Baltimore, MD; 1st Mariner Arena 5/15/03: Chuck Palumbo (w/ Johnny Stamboli) pinned Rikishi with the superkick after Rikishi kicked Stamboli out of the ring; after the bout, Brock Lesnar made the save and hit the F5 on Palumbo for the FBI's actions the previous week WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore & Crash Holly) pinned Tajiri with the Twist of Fate after the challenger kicked Crash off the ring apron; after the bout, Matt accepted Vince McMahon's open challenge for Mr. America's opponent at Judgment Day and, moments later, he and Moore were taken out by a Tajiri leap off the top rope to the floor Chris Benoit defeated John Cena via disqualification at 10:33 when the FBI interfered as Benoit had the Crippler Crossface applied; after the bout, a brawl ensued between the FBI and Cena against Benoit, Rhyno, and Brian Kendrick WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned Eddie Guerrero with a kick after Charlie Haas distracted Guerrero from ringside; after the bout, Guerrero fought off the tag team champions by dropkicking a ladder in their face

Taped 5/20/03; Greensboro, NC; Coliseum 5/22/03: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin via disqualification at 15:33 when Guerrero hit the referee with a chair, as Tajiri was about to be pinned by Benjamin, and tossed the chair to Haas; when the referee saw Haas with the chair he disqualified the challengers John Cena pinned Spanky with the FU Chris Benoit defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore & Crash Holly) at 8:08 by reversing an attempt at the Twist of Fate and applying the Crippler Crossface after Rey Mysterio Jr., who had been doing commentary for the bout, prevented Moore and Crash from interfering; after the bout, Hardy issued a challenge to Mysterio to immediately face both Moore and Crash in a handicap match and if he were to win he would earn a title shot for the cruiserweight championship Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Shannon Moore & Crash Holly in an impromptu match to earn a cruiserweight title shot, despite suffering an apparent groin injury late in the contest; Mysterio pinned Moore with a hurricanrana into a roll up at 3:31; Mysterio pinned Crash with a hurricanrana into a roll up at 3:45; after the bout, Matt Hardy laid out both Moore and Crash as Mysterio was helped from ringside by officials WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Johnny Stamboli (w/ Nunzio & Chuck Palumbo) via disqualification in a non-title match when the FBI interfered at 4:12; after the bout, the Undertaker made his return and helped in fighting off the FBI Sean O'Haire (w/ Roddy Piper) defeated Mr. America (w/ Zach Gowen) via count-out at 7:06 when Vince McMahon came ringside and had Gowen arrested for his actions at Judgment Day as well as being at ringside without a pass; due to prematch stipulations, Mr. America would have to undergo a lie detector test the following week to see if he truely was Hulk Hogan; had Hogan won, Piper would have been fired from the WWE

Taped 5/27/03; Pensacola, FL; Civic Center 5/29/03: Nidia (w/ Jamie Noble) pinned Torrie Wilson with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after Torrie injured her leg; after the bout, Tazz attacked Jamie Noble on the floor before Sable, who was doing guest commentary, threw water on him WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas via disqualification at around the 16-minute mark when Guerrero handed Haas one of the title belts behind the back of referee Brian Hebner and then laid down to pretend that Haas used the title as a weapon; moments earlier, Haas had Tajiri caught in the Haas of Pain until Guerrero rang the bell, distracting the referee and leading Haas to believe he had won the match (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary) Sean O'Haire (w/ Roddy Piper) pinned Chris Benoit with a kick to the back and using the tights for leverage as Benoit had the Crippler Crossface applied on Piper Doug & Danny Basham defeated Rikishi & Spanky by using the ropes for leverage The Big Show (sub. for Nunzio), Chuck Palumbo, & Johnny Stamboli defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar & the Undertaker in a handicap match when Show pinned Lesnar with the chokeslam

Taped 6/3/03; Anaheim, CA; Arrowhead Pond 6/5/03 - featured the return of Kurt Angle from neck surgery, which took place shortly after WrestleMania XIX; included a Piper's Pit segment in which Vince McMahon challenged Zach Gowen to an arm wrestling contest for the following week and, if Gowen won, he would earn a WWE contract: The Undertaker pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli) with the chokeslam at 5:19 after knocking Nunzio and Stamboli off the apron; after the bout, Taker fought off all three memebers of the FBI WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri defeated Doug & Danny Basham in a non-title match when Tajiri pinned Doug at 4:44 with the kick to the head after a frogsplash from Eddie John Cena pinned Chris Benoit at 3:32 after Rhyno, who had come ringside to prevent Cena from using his steel chain as a weapon, accidentally hit Benoit in the face with the chain Rikishi & Torrie Wilson defeated Jamie Noble & Nidia at 3:31 when Torrie pinned Nidia with a swinging neckbreaker after Nidia suffered the Stinkface from Rikishi Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy at 13:58 to win the title by reversing the Twist of Fate into a double leg pickup and roll over; early in the match, Shannon Moore and Crash Holly were sent backstage by the referee but later returned behind the referee's back, hit a double front suplex on the challenger, and returned backstage; after the bout, Mysterio brought his young son into the ring with him to celebrate; Mysterio's family sat ringside for the event (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

Taped 6/10/03; Orlando, FL; TD Waterhouse Centre 6/12/03 - included WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri as guests of Piper's Pit: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Matt Hardy with the West Coast Pop off the top rope; prior to the match, the challenger had Shannon Moore and Crash Holly stay backstage since - in his opinion - they were the reason he lost the title the previous week Billy Gunn pinned Albert with the Fameasser; Torrie Wilson was the guest ring announcer (Gunn's return match to TV) The Undertaker pinned Johnny Stamboli (w/ Nunzio & Chuck Palumbo) with the chokeslam; after the bout, Taker fought off all three members of the FBI Vince McMahon defeated Zach Gowen in an arm wrestling match after Gowen became distracted by Sable flashing herself; due to prematch stipulations, Mr. America had to leave ringside prior to McMahon's arm wrestling match with Zach Gowen; after the arm wrestling contest, Vince sent Stephanie McMahon and Sable backstage as well Vince McMahon defeated Zach Gowen in an arm wrestling match after kicking Gowen in his prosthetic leg; had Gowen won the match, he would have earned a WWE contract Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua aka Linda Miles) defeated Chris Benoit & Rhyno when Benoit was pinned with a modified Fameasser after Rhyno accidentally hit his partner in the face; after the bout, Benoit and Rhyno had a brief staredown John Cena pinned Sho Funaki with the FU WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar fought the Big Show to a no contest at around the 7:30 mark when EMTs attended to both men after a superplex from Lesnar caused the ring to collapse; nearly a dozen referees and medics tended to the two men as the show came to a close (Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain)

Taped 6/17/03; San Antonio, TX; SBC Center 6/19/03 - 200th episode: The Undertaker pinned Nunzio (w/ Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli) with the powerbomb; after the bout, the Acolytes made the save against the FBI (the Acolytes' surprise reunion after splitting in 4/02) WWE U.S. Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Chris Benoit defeated Rhyno via submission with the Crippler Crossface after avoiding a clothesline from his opponent; prior to the bout, both men assumed they were brought out to work a tag team match but Stephanie McMahon announced that they would be facing each other in the tournament; after the bout, Benoit attempted to help Rhyno to his feet but Rhyno took exception to that and seemed to hold hard feelings for the loss WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Kanyon with the 619 and West Coast Pop in a non-title match Kurt Angle pinned Charlie Haas with the Angle Slam in an impromptu match; Shelton Benjamin was in Haas' corner for the match but was sent backstage after throwing Angle into the steel post on the outside; after the bout, Benjamin returned ringside and helped in double teaming Angle until Brock Lesnar made the save Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) with the Fameasser Sean O'Haire (w/ Roddy Piper) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Tajiri) with the Widowmaker after Piper sprayed Tajiri in the eyes with tequilla on the floor WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated the Big Show via disqualification when Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin interfered as Lesnar was preparing for the F5; after the bout, Show, Benjamin, and Haas won a brawl with Lesnar, Kurt Angle, and Mr. America

Taped 6/24/03; New York City, NY; Madison Square Garden 6/26/03: Billy Kidman sat ringside for the show after not appearing on WWE TV since February John Cena pinned Orlando Jordon by rolling through on a flying bodypress and using the tights for leverage; after the bout, Cena hit the FU on his opponent before leaving ringside as the Undertaker made his way to the ring; in a show of respect, Taker gave Jordon a pat on the ribs for a good showing (Jordon's Smackdown! debut) The Undertaker & the Acolytes defeated Nunzio, Chuck Palumbo, & Johnny Stamboli when Bradshaw pinned Stamboli with the Clothesline from Hell after Stamboli clotheslined the Undertaker to the floor WWE U.S. Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Matt Hardy pinned Rikishi with the Twist of Fate after Rikishi missed a splash in the corner, hitting an unprotected turnbuckle back-first WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri defeated Roddy Piper & Sean O'Haire when Guerrero pinned Piper with the frogsplash after Tajiri sprayed green mist into Piper's eyes (Piper's last match in the WWE before being fired two days later) The Ultimo Dragon pinned Shannon Moore with a standing Dudley Dogg into a reverse DDT; Rey Mysterio Jr. did guest commentary for the bout and helped celebrate the win with Dragon after the match (Dragon's TV debut) The Big Show, Shelton Benjamin, & Charlie Haas defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, & Mr. America when Show pinned Mr. America with the chokeslam after Mr. America became distracted by Vince McMahon and an injured Zach Gowen at ringside; after the bout, McMahon ordered a handicap match for the following week pitting the Big Show against Zach Gowen & Stephanie McMahon with the stipulation that if Gowen's team is able to win, he would earn a WWE contract

Taped 7/1/03; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena 7/3/03: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Nunzio; prior to the match, Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli were sent backstage but returned ringside late in the bout until the Acolytes brawled with them backstage; after the bout, Billy Kidman celebrated the victory with Mysterio Chris Benoit & Rhyno defeated Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) when Benoit applied the Crippler Crossface on Danny WWE U.S. Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned John Cena with a roll up after Cena became distracted by the Undertaker at ringside Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri to win the titles when Guerrero was pinned moments after Tajiri was knocked onto the hood of Guerrero's truck; after the bout, a furious Guerrero hit a suplex on Tajiri through the vehicle's windshield, forcing Tajiri to be taken from ringside on a stretcher Albert pinned Orlando Jordon with the backbreaker Zach Gowen & Stephanie McMahon defeated the Big Show in a no holds barred handicap match at 4:46 when Gowen scored the pin with a one-legged moonsault after an interfering Kurt Angle dropped Show with the Angle Slam and WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar followed with the F5; due to pre-match stipulations, Gowen earned a WWE contract; Vince McMahon & Sable sat ringside for the duration of the bout, with Vince interfering early on (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

Taped 7/8/03; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre 7/10/03: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman defeated the Acolytes, Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli (w/ Nunzio), and Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) when Mysterio pinned Danny Basham at 10:38; midway through the bout, the Acolytes and the FBI battled backstage, turning the bout into a 2-on-2 altercation; due to prematch stipulations, Mysterio & Kidman earned a tag team title shot at Vengeance Chris Benoit & Rhyno defeated Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore at 4:17 when Benoit applied the Crippler Crossface on Moore WWE U.S. Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Eddie Guerrero pinned the Ultimo Dragon at 3:24 after avoiding an Asai moonsault and using an inside cradle and handful of tights Billy Gunn & Torrie Wilson defeated Jamie Noble & Nidia at 2:19 when Torrie pinned Nidia with a DDT; after the bout, Noble offered Torrie $10,000 to sleep with him before both Gunn and Torrie attacked him and Nidia The Big Show & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar in a falls count anywhere non-title handicap match when Show hit a chokeslam off the ring steps through the commentary table and scored the pin with one foot on the chest

Taped 7/13/03; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena 7/17/03: WWE U.S. Title Tournament Semi Finals: Chris Benoit defeated Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 7:27 The Ultimo Dragon pinned Jamie Noble with a backflip into a cradle and bridge at 2:14 after Billy Gunn and Torrie Wilson distracted Noble from ringside; prior to the match, Nidia left ringside after Noble offered Torrie $25,000 to sleep with him WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman defeated Conquistadors #45 & 47 when Kidman scored the pin with the Shooting Star Press Rhyno fought Sean O'Haire to a no contest when the Acolytes issued a challenge for both men to enter the APA Invitational Bar Room Brawl at Vengeance; in the ensuing battle, O'Haire escaped backstage while Rhyno was double teamed WWE U.S. Title Tournament Semi Finals: Eddie Guerrero pinned Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) at 8:28 after hitting Gunn with a chair that was brought ringside by Jamie Noble Kurt Angle defeated the Big Show & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas in a falls count anywhere handicap match by avoiding the superkick / atomic drop combo from the tag champions and locking Benjamin in the ankle lock for the tap out at 15:38; late in the match, Zach Gowen came to the ring to aid Angle and even the odds

Taped 7/22/03; Fresno, CA; Selland Arena 7/24/03: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman defeated Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore at 7:19 when Kidman pinned Moore with the Shooting Star Press Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned Jamie Noble at 1:26 with a modified Rock Bottom Eddie Guerrero pinned Rhyno at 8:25 with a low blow, dropkick, and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage The Acolytes defeated Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli (w/ Nunzio) when Bradshaw pinned Palumbo with the Clothesline from Hell at the 31 second mark The Big Show & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, & Zach Gowen at 17:50 when Show pinned Angle with the chokeslam after Lesnar hit the F5 on Haas, accidentally knocking him into Angle who had the ankle lock applied on Show; midway through the bout, Gowen was unable to continue after Vince McMahon came ringside and hit him in the leg with a steel chair

Taped 7/29/03; Colorado Springs, CO; World Arena 7/31/03: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. (w/ Billy Kidman) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas) in a non-title match with a victory roll after Kidman prevented Haas from interfering Chris Benoit defeated Doink the Clown (sub. for Rhyno) via submission with the Crippler Crossface after executing the diving headbutt off the top; the bout was to have been a tune-up for Benoit's scheduled match with Rhyno but after the contest Rhyno left the building WWE U.S. Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Tajiri with the frogsplash after hitting the challenger in the head with the title belt, moments after the referee had been sprayed in the eyes by the challenger's green mist; prior to the match, Tajiri hid in the trunk of Guerrero's car before attacking him and spraying green mist into his face; the champion attempted to get out of the match due to injury but was forced to compete or forfeit his championship Shannon Moore (w/ Matt Hardy) pinned Zach Gowen with a roll up after Gowen hit a springboard clothesline off the ropes onto an interfering Hardy; after the bout, Hardy attacked Gowen and hit the Twist of Fate John Cena pinned Orlando Jordon with the FU; prior to the contest, Cena challenged the Undertaker to a rematch for the following week WWE World Champion Kurt Angle & Brock Lesnar defeated the Big Show & Albert (mystery opponents picked by Vince McMahon) when Angle made the blind tag in and pinned Show after he suffered Lesnar's F5; after the bout, Lesnar took exception to Angle getting the win and hit the F5 on the champion before Vince McMahon came out and made two stipulations to his scheduled match with Lesnar the following week - not only would it now be a steel cage match but the special referee would be Kurt Angle

Taped 8/5/03; Kelowna, British Columbia; Skyreach Place 8/7/03: Chris Benoit & Tajiri defeated WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero & Rhyno when Guerrero submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface; the bout was originally a non-title contest between Guerrero and Benoit but, after interference from Rhyno and Tajiri, it was changed to a tag team bout by Sgt. Slaughter Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Doug Basham (w/ Shaniqua & Danny Basham); after the bout, the Bashams attacked Noble until Billy Gunn made the save John Cena pinned the Undertaker at 16:52 with the FU, moments after Albert interfered, hit a pump kick, and the backbreaker on Taker (John Cena: Word Life) WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin) defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match via submission with the Haas of Pain Brock Lesnar fought Vince McMahon to a no contest in a steel cage match when Lesnar seemingly passed out in the ring, after being attacked backstage earlier in the evening; as McMahon argued with guest referee Kurt Angle, Lesnar rose to his feet and hit the F5 on Angle before it became clear that Lesnar's injury and bout with McMahon was just a setup for Angle

Taped 8/12/03; St. Louis, MO; Savvis Center 8/14/03: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman when Haas pinned Kidman with a roll over after Benjamin hit a superkick on Kidman from the floor as the referee was busy with Mysterio Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua & Doug Basham) pinned Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) after Doug interfered; after the bout, Jamie Noble and Nidia attempted to make the save but all four were beaten down by the Bashams and Shaniqua The Big Show defeated the Undertaker via count-out after Albert attacked the Undertaker on the floor and hit his injured ribs with a plank of wood Tajiri pinned Rhyno with a kick; Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit did guest commentary for the bout John Cena pinned Zach Gowen with the FU; after the bout, Matt Hardy attacked Gowen on the floor as he was being helped backstage Spanky defeated Brock Lesnar via disqualification after Lesnar shoved the referee out of the ring and hit his opponent over the head with a chair before hitting an F5 into the steel ringpost on the floor; after the match, Spanky had to be taken from ringside on a stretcher, while Brock smeared the blood of his opponent onto his chest Albert pinned Stephanie McMahon with a Vader Bomb in a No Count-Out match after the Big Show came ringside to counter the interference of the Undertaker, hitting him with a chair; Sable was the guest ring announcer

Taped 8/19/03; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena 8/21/03: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) with the West Coast Pop, despite interference from Shannon Moore, after Zach Gowen came ringside and broke a foreign object over Hardy's back; earlier in the match, Billy Kidman - who was in Mysterio's corner for the bout - was sent backstage after the referee mistakingly believed he used a chair on the outside Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) & Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) when Noble was pinned with an inside cradle after the Bashams made the illegal switch after Gunn was hit with Shaniqua's whip; moments earlier, Shaniqua hit a double clothesline on the floor, knocking out both Nidia and Torrie Zach Gowen defeated Brock Lesnar via disqualification after Lesnar hit Gowen over the head with a chair on the outside; prior to the bout, Lesnar brutally attacked Gowen on the floor - in front of his mother who sat ringside; after the bout, Lesnar continued to attack Gowen and hit an F5 into the steel ringpost on two occassions; Gowen had to be taken from ringside on a stretcher but not before Lesnar pushed it over, took the stretcher as a trophy, and smeered Gowen's blood onto his chest John Cena & Albert defeated the Undertaker & Orlando Jordon when Cena pinned the Undertaker after Albert hit Taker in his injured ribs with a steel chain, midway through the powerbomb, with Cena falling on top for the pin WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero & Rhyno defeated Chris Benoit & Tajiri when Rhyno pinned Tajiri with the Gore, seconds after Tajiri accidentally kicked his partner in the face; after the bout, Benoit applied the Crippler Crossface on Rhyno before Guerrero clubbed him over the head with his championship belt; as Guerrero and Rhyno celebrated their win, Guerrero hit his partner with the title belt before doing the same to Tajiri WWE World Champion Kurt Angle pinned the Big Show in a streetfight after hitting the Olympic Slam through a table set up in the ring

Taped 8/26/03; El Paso, TX; Haskins Center 8/28/03: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Nunzio with a legdop off the top after 5:30; prior to the bout, Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli were sent backstage Chris Benoit defeated Albert (w/ Sable) via submission with the Crippler Crossface, even though Albert's feet were on the ring apron or outside the ring during the tap out WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated John Cena via disqualification at 11:31 after the challenger hit a low blow while Guerrero attempted a series of rolling snap suplexes; after the bout, Cena bloodied the champion by hitting and choking him with his steel chain before dropping Guerrero with the FU onto a steel wheel in the ring - taken from Guerrero's car earlier in the evening; prior to the bout, the champion attacked Cena from behind as Cena made his way to the ring and admitted that it was he who vandalized Eddie's car earlier in the evening; several members of the champion's family were shown sitting at ringside during the match (John Cena: Word Life) The Undertaker defeated Brock Lesnar and the Big Show in a No DQ match at around the 15-minute mark by pinning Lesnar with a powerbomb out of the corner after Show tumbled off the top rope to the floor; due to pre-match stipulations, the Undertaker earned a world title shot against WWE World Champion Kurt Angle for the following week; Kurt Angle did guest commentary for the match; the match began during the commercial break

Taped 9/2/03; New Orleans, LA; Arena 9/4/03: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated the Acolytes when Benjamin pinned Bradshaw with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after Haas draped his partner's leg over the bottom rope to prevent the pin after suffering the Clothesline from Hell and then hit Bradshaw in the head with one of the title belts Chris Benoit pinned Albert after Rhyno's interference backfired and he accidentally hit the Gore on Albert The Undertaker fought WWE World Champion Kurt Angle to a no contest at 16:53 when Brock Lesnar interfered, hit the Undertaker moments after the challenger hit the powerbomb, and brutally attacked both men with a steel chair before hitting Angle in the face with the championship belt (Tombstone: The History of the Undertaker) Torrie Wilson defeated Sable, Nidia, and Dawn Marie in the Bourbon Street Bikini Contest; after the contest, Shaniqua attacked both Torrie and Nidia and tossed them to the arena floor (only shown in highlights) WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Tajiri with the West Coast Pop from the top rope; after the bout, the challenger extended his hand in respect only to spray green mist in Mysterio's face and kick him in the head

Taped 9/9/03; Birmingham, AL; BJCC 9/11/03: Tajiri & Nunzio defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman at 4:19 when Tajiri pinned Mysterio with the kick to the face Shaniqua defeated Dawn Marie via disqualification at 1:24 when Torrie Wilson and Nidia interfered after Dawn Marie was tossed to the floor Chris Benoit defeated Rhyno via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 10:35, despite interference from Albert WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned John Cena in a Parking Lot Brawl at 8:08 with a frog splash off the top of a mini van onto Cena who was on the hood of an adjacent car after Chavo Guerrero Jr. made his return by attacking Cena from behind; wrestlers who were on hand for the match included the Acolytes, Sho Funaki, Orlando Jordan, Matt Hardy, Shannon Moore, Sean O'Haire, Doug & Danny Basham, Chuck Palumbo, & Johnny Stamboli The Acolytes defeated Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore at 3:12 when Bradshaw pinned Moore with the Clothesline from Hell Stephanie McMahon fought Brock Lesnar to a no contest when Kurt Angle joined in attacking Lesnar after Stephanie hit a low blow on both Lesnar and Vince McMahon

Taped 9/16/03; Raleigh, NC; RBC Center 9/18/03: Chris Benoit & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Rhyno & Tajiri when Mysterio pinned Rhyno with the 619 / springboard legdrop combo Shaniqua defeated Torrie Wilson & Nidia (w/ Dawn Marie) in a handicap match by pinning Nidia with a powerbomb after tossing Torrie to the floor; after the bout, Shaniqua attacked Dawn Marie and drove her shoulder-first into the steel ringpost WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin to win the titles at around the 12-minute mark when Eddie pinned Haas following a brainbuster / frog splash double team; seconds before the finish, Haas landed badly after recieving a double backdrop; moments earlier, Benjamin was taken out of the match after being clipped in the knee by Chavo and appeared to suffer a legit leg injury (Chavo's return after a 4-month absence) (The Most Powerful Families of Wrestling) Brock Lesnar defeated WWE World Champion Kurt Angle in a 60-minute Ironman match to win the title, 5 falls to 4; during the final seconds of the bout, Angle had the modified ankle lock applied on the challenger but Lesnar refused to submit and waited out the clock; voted Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Match of the Year; fall #1: Lesnar was disqualified at about 8:32 after hitting the champion with a steel chair; 1-0; fall #2: Lesnar pinned Angle with the F5 at 10:21; 1-1; fall #3: Lesnar forced Angle to submit with the ankle lock at 12:09; 1-2; fall #4: Angle was counted-out after recieving the F5 on the floor at 19:56; 1-3; fall #5: Angle pinned Lesnar with the Olympic Slam at 25:55; 2-3; fall #6: Lesnar pinned Angle after hitting him with the title belt at 30:27; 2-4; fall #7: Lesnar pinned Angle with a superplex; 2-5; fall #8: Angle pinned Lesnar with a belly to belly superplex at 50:29; 3-5; fall #9: Angle forced Lesnar to submit with the ankle lock at 56:11; 4-5

Taped 9/23/03; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center 9/25/03 - included an opening segment in which Vince McMahon and Sable came out to present Brock Lesnar with his newly won World Title only to be interrupted by Kurt Angle, who demanded a face-to-face confrontation with Lesnar; moments later, John Cena came out and mentioned Angle was complaining over losing the belt the previous week, with Angle then throwing Cena to the floor and going backstage to find Lesnar; after finding no one in Lesnar's locker room, Angle was attacked in the hallway by Cena, with Cena then fleeing the arena with Angle in pursuit; featured Albert coming ringside, throwing the time keeper into the ring, and briefly applying the Crippler Crossface on him until Chris Benoit made the save; moments later, Albert threw Benoit to the floor and hit him in the head with a steel chair; included the Undertaker interrupting Vince McMahon's presentation of the world title to Brock Lesnar in which Taker announced that Lesnar's first title defense would be against him; when McMahon questioned under whose authority that match was made, Smackdown! GM Stephanie McMahon came out and confirmed that Taker would face Lesnar at No Mercy; Vince then gave her an ultimatum to either change her mind or to face Vince in an I Quit match at the pay-per-view; Stephanie refused to change her mind and Taker then fought off an attack from Lesnar, hitting a chokeslam on the champion: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore at 5:22 when Eddie pinned Moore with the Frog Splash; after the bout, Hardy attacked Eddie from behind and hit the Side Effect onto one of the title belts; during the commercial break, as Chavo looked over Eddie, Charlie Haas jumped Chavo from behind, threw him to the floor, and applied the Haas on Pain on Eddie Tajiri pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the title at 11:32 after spraying the champion in the face with red mist and following with a kick to the head Bradshaw & Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) defeated Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) via disqualification at 4:19 when Shaniqua attacked Bradshaw as he attempted a cover on Danny following the Clothesline from Hell The Big Show defeated Arch Kincaid & John Walters in a handicap match (not televised); after the bout, Show joined the announce team WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Charlie Haas with the Frog Splash after Haas charged at the champion in the corner and ended up hitting the title belt, which had been brought into the ring moments prior; before the match, the Big Show left the commentary table and rammed an already injured Guerrero into the steel ring post; Chavo Guerrero attempted to check on Eddie but was taken backstage

Taped 9/30/03; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center 10/2/03: WWE US & Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) with the frog splash after Chavo interfered and hit Hardy with his tag team title belt Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated the Acolytes after Ron Simmons sustained the Ball & Gag double team move; after the bout, Bradshaw hit the Clothesline from Hell on Shaniqua Chris Benoit defeated Charlie Haas via disqualification when Albert, who did guest commentary for the bout, interfered as Benoit had the Crippler Crossface applied WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri pinned Billy Kidman with the kick to the head after landing a low blow Orlando Jordan defeated the Big Show via count-out when Show walked out of the match after becoming visibly sick from eating a number of burritos earlier in the evening WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar & John Cena defeated the Undertaker & Kurt Angle when Cena pinned Angle after hitting him with his chain

Taped 10/7/03; Hartford, CT; Civic Center 10/9/03: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri pinned the Ultimo Dragon in a non-title match at 3:10 with the kick to the head after avoiding the flipping reverse DDT; after the bout, Rey Mysterio Jr. - who was doing guest commentary for the match - made the save and hit the 619 as Tajiri seemed to be setting Dragon up for the same move The Undertaker pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli) at 2:03 with the chokeslam after knocking the other members of the FBI off the apron and avoiding the Jungle Kick; after the contest, the Undertaker laid out the FBI with a steel chain and fought off an interfering Brock Lesnar The Big Show pinned Orlando Jordan with the chokeslam at 1:38 Shannon Moore (w/ Matt Hardy) pinned Zach Gowen at 4:35 with a jumping swinging neckbreaker after Hardy, who had been doing guest commentary, pushed Gowen off the top rope Albert, Doug & Danny Basham defeated Chris Benoit & Bradshaw at around the 4-minute mark when Albert pinned Benoit with the backbreaker; prior to the contest, the Acolytes were attacked with chair shots from behind by the Bashams - forcing Farooq out of the contest before it began; during the match, officials checked on Farooq before helping him backstage; after the contest, the Bashams hit the Ball & Gag on Bradshaw WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar pinned Paul London with a powerbomb and the F5 at 1:34; after the match, Spanky came out for the save as Lesnar attempted to hit the F5 on London into the steel ringpost; Lesnar quickly tossed Spanky into the ringpost before the Undertaker came out and informed Lesnar that their title contest at No Mercy would be a Biker Chain Match (London's TV debut) The Big Show defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. via count-out in an impromptu match at the 44-second mark; after the match, it was revealed that Chavo goading Show into a match was a set up as Eddie Guerrero made his way to ringside ontop of a sewage truck; moments later, Eddie hosed Show down with raw sewage - soaking the entranceway in the process

Taped 10/14/03; Cincinnati, OH; US Bank Arena 10/16/03: Chris Benoit defeated Doug Basham (w/ Danny Basham) via submission with the Crippler Crossface after avoiding a clothesline at 5:52; midway through the contest, Doug and Danny switched places with Doug coming back into the ring for the finish after Benoit hit the rolling German suplexes on Danny; after the contest, Albert attacked Benoit until referees were able to pull the two men apart Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) fought WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri to a no contest in a non-title match at around 4:30 when Tajiri sprayed black mist in Nidia's face as she tried to pull the title belt away from him as Tajiri attempted to use the belt as a weapon; after the contest, Nidia was attended to by medics backstage while Noble returned to the ring to call Tajiri out - only to be attacked by Brock Lesnar and suffer an F5 on the floor WWE US & Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Rhyno in a non-title match at 13:18 by hitting his opponent with the US title belt after the referee mistakengly thought Rhyno had used the timekeeper's bell as a weapon, which Guerrero had snuck into the ring moments prior; after the contest, the Big Show attacked the champion in his low rider, which was parked in the aisle, and repeatedly smashed the vehicle with a lead pipe; in the ensuing assault, Show powerbombed Guerrero onto the hood of the car and hit a chokeslam onto the roof - leaving the champion a bloody mess Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Johnny Stamboli at 3:17 by reversing a gorilla press slam into the West Coast Pop; prior to the contest, both Nunzio and Chuck Palumbo, who escorted Stamboli to ringside, were sent backstage by the referee

Taped 10/21/03; Albany, NY; Pepsi Arena 10/23/03: Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit fought John Cena & Albert to a no contest at 4:27 when Angle and Benoit began brawling, following a miscommunication in which Benoit accidentally hit his partner with a chair; the two men locked each other in their respective submission holds until referees could seperate them Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas when Rikishi pinned Benjamin by blocking a sunset flip and countering into a sit-down splash at 6:00; Benjamin & Haas were to have recieved a tag team title shot but were replaced by the Basham Brothers under orders from the new Smackdown! GM Paul Heyman and given this match instead Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) (sub. for Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. to win the titles at 7:55 when Danny pinned Eddie after switching places with Doug and hitting Eddie in the face with Shaniqua's nightstick; after the match, the new champions had a ringside interview while Chavo argued with Eddie over the loss, before leaving his tag team partner alone in the ring WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri pinned Zach Gowen in a non-title match at 3:31 with a kick to the face after Gowen missed a top rope moonsault; after the match, the champion celebrated with Yang and Sakoda before the two men further attacked Gowen The Undertaker defeated WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar & WWE US Champion the Big Show in a handicap match at 14:17 by pinning Lesnar after hitting both he and Show with a steel chain wrapped around his fist; Taker had originally pinned Show with a chokeslam off the top at 5:18 but Paul Heyman came out and made the match into a Best 2 out of 3 falls contest; Taker then won via count-out at 11:54 after throwing Lesnar into the front row but Heyman turned the bout into a No Count-Out match; Show & Lesnar were disqualified at 12:39 when Show hit Taker in the back with a chair but Heyman made the match into a No DQ contest; due to prematch stipulations, Taker earned the right to face anyone he wants, anywhere, anytime, and with any stipulations; after the match, Taker was further attacked by his opponents - eventually suffering an F5 into the ringpost; moments thereafter, Vince McMahon confronted the beaten and bruised Taker about who he wanted to fight; Taker then said he didn't want a title match with Lesnar but rather a Buried Alive match at Survivor Series with Vince himself

Taped 10/28/03; Atlanta, GA; Phillips Arena; 10/30/03: Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated John Cena & Albert when Benoit pinned Albert at 6:36 with three Rolling German suplexes and the diving headbutt after Albert accidentally splashed his partner in the corner; after the match, Cena and Albert argued over the loss with Cena eventually hitting the FU Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated Nunzio, Chuck Palumbo, & Johnny Stamboli in a handicap match when Nunzio was pinned following a modified Doomsday Device (match not televised due to time restraints) The Ultimo Dragon pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 2:39 when Tajiri, who was doing guest commentary, kicked Mysterio in the back of the head while on the ring apron; after the match, Tajiri and his bodyguards confronted Dragon but Dragon left the ring, not wanting to associate himself with the Cruiserweight Champion Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie in a Trick or Treat Costume Contest; Sho Funaki was the guest MC for the event; after the win, Torrie pushed Tazz into a vat of chocolate in the ring WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty when Scotty was pinned with a roll up after the champions switched places (match not televised due to time restraints) The Acolytes defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar & WWE US Champion the Big Show via disqualification at 3:10 when Lesnar hit Farooq with a chair; after the match, Farooq's ankle was trapped in a steel chair and Show hit a leg drop off the middle turnbuckle - crushing it in the chair; moments thereafter, Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit made the save - applying their respective submission holds - before Nathan Jones and Matt Morgan laid Angle and Benoit out

Taped 11/4/03; Buffalo, NY; HSBC Arena 11/6/03: John Cena pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with the FU at 5:46 after blocking the West Coast Pop with a low blow; after the match, Cena was attacked by Brock Lesnar, the Big Show, Matt Morgan, Nathan Jones, and Albert when he turned down Paul Heyman's offer to join Team Lesnar at the Survivor Series WWE US Champion the Big Show pinned Bradshaw in a non-title match at 3:49 by blocking the Clothesline from Hell and hitting the chokeslam Eddie Guerrero defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) at 7:30 in a handicap match by pinning Danny with a roll up as the referee argued with Danny over using Shaniqua's whip as a weapon, which was a ruse by Guerrero; due to prematch stipulations, Eddie earned a tag team title rematch for he and Chavo against the Bashams for the following week Jamie Noble & the Ultimo Dragon defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri (w/ bodyguards) & Nunzio at 6:56 when Noble pinned Tajiri with a reversal into an Oklahoma side roll; after the match, Noble avoided an attack from the champion's bodyguards Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar, Albert, Matt Morgan, & Nathan Jones via disqualification in a handicap match at 14:24 when the Big Show interfered as Angle had the ankle lock applied on Lesnar and Benoit had the Crippler Crossface applied on Albert; Lesnar himself did guest commentary for the early moments of the contest; after the match, Angle, Benoit, Bradshaw, and John Cena were all brutalized by Team Lesnar

Taped 11/11/03; East Rutherford, NJ; Continental Airlines Arena 11/13/03: Kurt Angle defeated Nathan Jones via disqualification when Matt Morgan interfered Akio & Sakoda defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Jamie Noble WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a handicap match Bradshaw defeated Albert Chris Benoit & John Cena defeated WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar & WWE US Champion the Big Show

Taped 11/18/03; Houston, TX; Toyota Center 11/20/03: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Akio at 5:31 with the 619 / West Coast Pop combo after Akio missed the corkscrew moonsault Matt Morgan pinned Shannon Moore with a spinning sit-down powerbomb at 2:54 Albert pinned Bradshaw at 5:08 with the pump kick as Bradshaw attempted the Clothesline from Hell; earlier in the match, Albert hit the Baldo Bomb on the floor Chris Benoit defeated Nathan Jones (w/ WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar) via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 5:43 after knocking Lesnar off the ring apron; after the bout, Hardcore Holly made the save by coming out of the crowd and battling Lesnar around ringside; moments later, Paul Heyman indefinately suspended Holly and had him arrested WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri pinned Jamie Noble with a roll up and holding the tights for leverage at 4:45 as the challenger was distracted by a blind Nidia who came ringside late in the contest; before the bout began, Akio and Sakoda were sent backstage by the referee Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas at 3:55 when Eddie pinned Haas with the frog splash after Chavo hit a bulldog off the top; after the match, Benjamin & Haas injured Chavo's leg with a chair until Eddie made the save; moments later, Chavo blamed Eddie for letting the attack take place John Cena pinned WWE US Champion the Big Show in a non-title match at 9:24 after hitting Show in the head with the steel ring steps

Taped 11/25/03; Boise, ID; BSU Pavilion 11/27/03 - aired on Thanksgiving; featured the return of Ernest Miller: Chris Benoit defeated Matt Morgan via submission at 3:17 by reversing an attempt at the sit-down powerbomb into the Crippler Crossface; due to prematch stipulations, Benoit earned a spot in the 20-man battle royal later in the night Akio (w/ WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajii) pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 3:46 with a roll up after Noble became distracted after Nidia, who did guest commentary for the bout, hit a low blow on Tajiri as he stood on top of the commentary table Nathan Jones pinned Shannon Moore at 2:30 with a gutwrench suplex Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr. on crutches) pinned Charlie Haas (w/ Shelton Benjamin) at 3:43 with an inside cradle after hitting him with Chavo's crutch; after the bout, Benjamin attacked Chavo's injured knee before Eddie made the save with the crutch; after the match, Chavo complained about Eddie not watching his back John Cena pinned Albert at 5:32 with the FU; due to prematch stipulations, Cena earned a spot in the 20-man battle royal later in the night Chris Benoit and John Cena co-won a 20-man battle royal at 18:29 when both competitors hit the floor after Cena hit the FU from the ring apron to the floor; other participants included: Matt Morgan, Albert, Nathan Jones, Orlando Jordan, Chuck Palumbo, Johnny Stamboli, Bradshaw, Rikishi, Rhyno, WWE US Champion the Big Show, Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, Scotty 2 Hotty, Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio Jr., the Ultimo Dragon, & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham; order of elimination: Stamboli by Show, Dragon by Show via an over-the-head throw, Jordan by Show, Danny Basham by Show, Show by all of the remaining participants (Show hit a clothesline on Jordan as he made his way backstage), Jones by Bradshaw via clothesline, Bradshaw by Rikishi, Scotty by Albert via pump kick as Scotty stodd on the apron, Albert by Guerrero via a dropkick, Rhyno by Morgan, Rikishi, Morgan, Haas and Palumbo eliminated by each other and John Cena, Mysterio by Benoit and Cena via an over-the-head throw as Mysterio attempted a crossbody, Doug Basham by Cena when Cena ducked and pulled down the top rope, Benjamin by Benoit via skinning the cat and hooking Benjamin with his feet to throw him out, Guerrero by Benoit via backdrop; due to prematch stipulations, the winner of the bout was to have earned a title shot against Brock Lesnar immediately afterwards, however, Paul Heyman ordered that Benoit would face Cena the following week and the winner of that match would face Brock the same night; as the show came to a close, Benoit and Cena were beaten down by Lesnar, Big Show, Jones, and Morgan

Taped 12/2/03; San Jose, CA; HP Pavilion 12/4/03: Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) in a non-title match at 5:32 when Rikishi pinned Danny with a Samoan Drop; after the bout, Shaniqua scolded the champions for the loss WWE US Champion the Big Show pinned Shannon Moore with the chokeslam at 1:39 in a non-title match Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Sakoda (w/ WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri) at 3:05 with a roll up after rolling his blind girlfriend into the ring and pushing her into Sakoda before sending her to the floor; after the bout, Noble told Nidia that Tajiri and his men were responsible for attacking her Chris Benoit defeated John Cena via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 16:20 after Cena knocked the Big Show, who came ringside moments earlier, off the ring apron; Cena originally won the match with the FU at 5:31 but a second referee disputed the call since Benoit's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover - thus the bout continued; due to prematch stipulations, Benoit earned a world title shot against Brock Lesnar later in the evening Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Shelton Benjamin (w/ Charlie Haas) at 3:37 after Eddie Guerrero, who drove his low rider to ringside prior to the match, interfered as both the referee and Chavo were distracted by Haas on the ring apron and hit the frog splash on Benjamin; after the match, Chavo argued over Eddie being at ringside and went backstage by himself WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Chris Benoit via TKO at 14:34 when the challenger passed out while caught in the Brock Lock, after the champion hit Benoit's knee with a steel chair; after the bout, Lesnar put Benoit in the Crippler Crossface and slapped his hand to the mat - as though Benoit had submitted - since the challenger refused to tap out during the match itself

Taped 12/9/03; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena 12/11/03 - included Paul Heyman stating Chris Benoit would never receive a rematch for the world title as long as he was SD! GM: Rhyno pinned Bradshaw at 4:16 with a cradle after Bradshaw hit a superplex Shannon Moore pinned Albert at 1:46 by reversing an attempt at the backbreaker into a sunset flip; after the bout, Matt Morgan and the Big Show came to the ring and Moore sustained further punishment until Morgan and Show attacked Albert, with Show hitting the chokeslam, as a result of him losing the match Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas at 15:32 when Eddie pinned Benjamin after hitting him with the air filter from the Guerreros' low rider (Allied Powers) WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. via submission with a modified half crab, with Mysterio's head wrapped around the champion's head, in a non-title match at 14:41; after the bout, Hardcore Holly - wearing street clothes - came out of the crowd and clotheslined Lesnar to the floor; had Mysterio won the match, he would have earned a title shot for the following week

Taped 12/16/03; Jacksonville, FL; Veterans Memorial Arena 12/18/03: WWE US Champion the Big Show pinned Orlando Jordan with the chokeslam in a non-title match; John Cena did guest commentary for the bout WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty, Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas when Danny pinned Chavo with a frog splash immediately after Chavo hit a superplex on Doug Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 5:01 by reversing an attempt at the Tiger Driver into the West Coast Pop after Noble brought a blind Nidia into the ring and shoved her into the referee; due to prematch stipulations, Mysterio became the #1 contender to the Cruiserweight title Chris Benoit defeated Chuck Palumbo via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 5:17; prior to the bout, Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli were sent backstage but after the match they helped in triple teaming Benoit Farooq defeated Rhyno via disqualification at 2:02 after sustaining a low blow, followed by the Gore; prior to the bout, Rhyno called out Bradshaw but Farooq came out instead WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Shannon Moore (mystery opponent) at 1:39 via submission with the Brock Lock; Moore was chosen as the challenger after being selected at random from the Smackdown! roster; after the bout, it was revealed that Moore was rigged to win and thus would be in less than 100% shape for the tag team main event Hardcore Holly & Shannon Moore defeated Albert & Matt Morgan at 6:28 when Holly pinned Morgan with the Alabama Slam; due to prematch stipulations, Holly regained his spot on Smackdown! but also earned a world title shot against Brock Lesnar; Lesnar remained ringside for the duration of the bout and interfered when the opportunity presented itself

Taped 12/20/03; Baghdad, Iraq; Camp Victory 12/25/03 - aired on Christmas Day; Spc. Marilynn Anderson from the 18th MP Brigade sang the National Anthem to open the show; featured an in-ring segment in which Vince McMahon thanked the troops for their efforts but was interrupted by Santa Claus, who came out and distributed presents to several of those in attendance; after Santa refused to give Vince a gift, Vince verbally berated him and knocked him to the mat; moments later, Santa revealed himself to be Steve Austin and hit the Stunner on McMahon; Austin then thanked the troops for everything they were doing (Austin's surprise TV return following Survivor Series); included an in-ring promo from John Cena in which he mentioned facing the Big Show later in the night, then thanked the troops; featured a closing music video to the tune of Creed's "Weathered": The Acolytes defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin at 4:38 when Bradshaw pinned Haas with the Clothesline from Hell after Haas hit the corner Rikishi pinned Rhyno with a Samoan Drop at 2:28 after Rhyno failed an attempt at the Gore and hit the corner; after the bout, Rikishi brought two female soldiers in the ring to dance with him Eddie Guerrero pinned Chris Benoit at 11:38 by reversing a powerbomb attempt into a sunset flip and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage; after the bout, Eddie started a "USA" chant before the two men shook hands and hugged out of respect Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie and Sable in a Santa's Little Helper outfit contest; after the event, Wilson fought off Dawn Marie and Sable after being double teamed John Cena pinned WWE US Champion the Big Show in a non-title match at 4:11 with the FU after blocking a chokeslam attempt with a low blow; after the bout, Steve Austin came ringside and hit the Stunner on both participants before inviting all the other talent on hand, Vince McMahon included, to the ring to celebrate the show.

1/1/04 - aired on New Year's Day; included Kurt Angle's return to TV after 6 weeks as he entered himself into the Royal Rumble match: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri (w/ Akio & Sakoda) at 13:54 with a standing West Coast Pop to win the title after Tajiri accidentally sprayed Sakoda in the face and then the challenger knocked Akio off the apron with a handspring; after the bout, the Big Show interrupted an in-ring interview with Mysterio and later attacked him before Hardcore Holly made the save (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man) Bradshaw pinned Rhyno with the Clothesline from Hell at 2:25 after Rhyno hit the corner John Cena & Chris Benoit (mystery partner) defeated Nunzio, Chuck Palumbo, & Johnny Stamboli in a handicap match at 6:53 when Benoit reversed Stamboli's attempt at a gorilla press slam and applied the Crippler Crossface; due to prematch stipulations, both Cena and Benoit earned spots in the 30-man Royal Rumble match Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty vs. WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (not televised) WWE US Champion the Big Show defeated Hardcore Holly via disqualification in a non-title match at 4:58 when Holly hit a low blow as he was set up for the chokeslam; moments after the finish, Holly threw the referee to the floor and repeatedly hit Show with a steel chair - busting him open; moments prior to the finish, Rey Mysterio Jr. came off the top with the chair but had it punched in his face by Show Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 5:48 when Haas pinned Chavo after blocking Chavo's frog splash and Benjamin hitting the superkick; after the bout, Chavo confronted Eddie in the ring about the loss and slapped his uncle before Kurt Angle came ringside to hold Eddie back and cool him down

Taped 1/6/04; Huntsville, AL; Von Braun Civic Center 1/8/04: Chris Benoit defeated Johnny Stamboli (#1), Chuck Palumbo (#2), & Nunzio (#3) in a mini Royal Rumble match at 6:21; Benoit eliminated Stamboli at 3:09 with a baseball slide as Stamboli was on the ring apron; Benoit eliminated Nunzio at 5:14 as Nunzio tried to save Palumbo's elimination; Benoit eliminated Palumbo Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty fought WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) to a no contest when the champions attacked the challengers from behind before the bout, double teaming them and hitting them with the title belts; moments thereafter, Kurt Angle came out and announced that he and Paul Heyman came up with a substitute pair of challengers for the Bashams to defend against later in the night - Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 16:22 when Doug reversed an attempt by Chavo for a sunset flip into the ring, holding onto Shaniqua for leverage; after the bout, Eddie sustained a brutal double team inside the ring while Chavo sat at ringside and watched; after the champions left ringside, Chavo helped his uncle to his feet before punching him to the mat and pummeling him until Eddie became busted open; moments thereafter, Chavo drove off in Eddie's low rider John Cena pinned Albert with the FU at 2:50 WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Akio (w/ Sakoda) at 4:37 with the West Coast Pop after hitting a double 619 on Akio and Sakoda Tajiri pinned Nidia (sub. for a missing Jamie Noble) at 1:05 with a Russian legsweep; after the bout, Rey Mysterio Jr. made the save for the blind Nidia; moments later, as Mysterio was walking Nidia back, Noble appeared, threw Mysterio out of the way, and helped Nidia backstage Hardcore Holly defeated WWE US Champion the Big Show in a non-title streetfight at 4:55 when Holly wrapped a steel chair around Show's neck and began choking him until Show tapped out; after the bout, Holly had a staredown with Brock Lesnar, the guest commentator for the match, before chasing him into the crowd with the chair

Taped 1/13/04; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun 1/15/04 - included an in-ring confrontation between Eddie Guerrero, Chavo Sr., and Chavo Jr. in which the two Chavos attacked Eddie before Kurt Angle made the save: Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Tajiri (w/ Akio & Sakoda) with the Tiger Bomb at 3:21 after pulling Nidia in the way of a Tajiri crossbody to the floor; moments prior to the finish, Rey Mysterio Jr. - who did guest commentary for the bout - saved Nidia from Akio and Sakoda on the floor before being thrown into the ringside barrier by Noble; due to prematch stipulations, Noble earned a Cruiserweight Title shot against Mysterio at the Royal Rumble Rikishi pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with the Bonzai Drop at 1:59; Rikishi & Scotty had prepared to get a tag team title shot but Dawn Marie came out to announce that they would be competing against each other for a spot in the Royal Rumble Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (sub. for Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) in a non-title match at 3:59 when Haas pinned Danny with a roll over after Benjamin hit the superkick behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, Tazz announced that he received word that the bout would be non-title but the winners would earn a spot in the Royal Rumble Nunzio defeated Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli in a mini Royal Rumble match at 2:21 by eliminating Palumbo immediately after Palumbo eliminated Stamboli with the Jungle Kick, as Stamboli stood on the ring apron; the three thought they would be competing in a tag team match but Dawn Marie came out and announced that, due to losing to Chris Benoit the previous week, they would have to face each other to see who would earn a spot in the Royal Rumble WWE US Champion the Big Show (w/ WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar and an entourage of police officers) pinned Sho Funaki at 1:16 with a right hand punch in a non-title match; during the bout, Hardcore Holly - who Show placed a restraining order on - appeared at the top of the ramp; Show wrestled the bout with a neck brace, a result of the streetfight with Holly the previous week John Cena pinned Rhyno (w/ Paul Heyman) at 17:16 with the FU after Cena avoided a Gore through a table set up in the ring, with Rhyno crashing through it, and knocking Heyman off the ring apron; prematch stipulations stated that Rhyno could not be disqualified or counted-out and that the loser - whether it be Cena or Heyman - would have his mouth washed out with soap; after the bout, Heyman attempted to leave ringside but was trapped by Chris Benoit, who eventually locked him in the Sharpshooter while Cena taunted Heyman and shoved a bar of soap into his mouth

Taped 1/20/04; Minneapolis, MN; Target Center 1/22/04: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chuck Palumbo in a non-title match by reversing a Samoan drop into a sunset flip Tajiri defeated Billy Kidman; due to prematch stipulations, Tajiri earned a spot in the Royal Rumble match Albert defeated Shannon Moore; during the bout, the Cat came ringside and momentarily distracted Albert; due to pre-match stipulations, Albert earned a spot in the Royal Rumble match Chris Benoit & John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar, Matt Morgan, & Rhyno in a handicap match when Cena pinned Rhyno with the FU at around the 19-minute mark; WWE US Champion the Big Show was to have been a part of Lesnar's team but was locked in his dressing room by a forklift backstage; at around the 10-minute mark, Lesnar attempted to walk out on the match but was briefly attacked by Hardcore Holly until officials stepped in, allowing Lesnar to retreat backstage; after the, match, Benoit saved Cena from an attack by Matt Morgan before both he and Cena went to the floor and tipped over Paul Heyman's high chair, knocking Heyman into the ring; moments later, the Big Show came to the ring and hit chokeslams on both Benoit and Cena Bradshaw defeated Akio and Sakoda; due to pre-match stipulations, Bradshaw earned a spot in the Royal Rumble match Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Sr. defeated Eddie Guerrero & Kurt Angle when Chavo Jr. pinned Eddie with a frog splash after Angle accidentally hit the Olympic Slam on his partner

Taped 1/27/04; Washington DC; MCI Center 1/29/04:WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated Billy Kidman & Paul London at 3:44 when Danny made the illegal switch, crotched Kidman on the top rope, and hit a DDT off the top for the pin WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 7:46 with a springboard sit-down senton after Noble brought Nidia into the ring and attempted to send her into the champion on the ring apron, however she moved; after the bout, Nidia took off her sunglasses - revealing that her sight had returned; Nidia left ringside alone with Noble still in the ring WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Orlando Jordan in a non-title match via submission with the Brock Lock at 4:19 Eddie Guerrero won a 15-man Royal Rumble match by last eliminating Kurt Angle at 36:56; due to prematch stipulations, Guerrero earned a world title shot at No Way Out; earlier in the evening, Guerrero was knocked out backstage and sent to a nearby medical facility order of entry: Kurt Angle (0:00), Rhyno (0:00), Charlie Haas (1:37), Shelton Benjamin (3:18), Bradshaw (4:58), Ernest Miller (entered and eliminated during commercial break; lasted 32 seconds), Tajiri (9:10; Tajiri kicked Lamont in the back of the head as he made his way to the ring), Billy Gunn (10:33), WWE US Champion the Big Show (12:27), John Cena (14:11), Nunzio (entered and eliminated during commercial break), Albert (entered during commercial break), Eddie Guerrero (19:10), Rikishi (20:34), Hardcore Holly (21:58) order of elimination: Miller by Angle (during commercial break), Tajiri by Show via a chokeslam to the floor (12:57), Bradshaw when Show ducked a charge (13:16), Nunzio by Cena via an FU to the floor (during commercial break), Albert by Eddie (19:24), Cena by Show by pushing him over the top with a choke and kicking him to the floor (22:42), Show by Angle, Gunn, Holly, Eddie, Rikishi, and an assist from Cena (23:15), Haas by Eddie (25:13), Benjamin by Angle via clothesline (25:30), Holly by Angle as Holly attempted to eliminate Gunn (25:58), Gunn by Eddie with a monkey flip over the top as Eddie hung onto the ropes (26:50), Rikishi by Angle and Eddie (28:52), Angle by Eddie when Eddie blocked a suplex to the floor, as Angle stood on the apron, and sent Angle to the floor with a front suplex

Taped 2/3/04; Cleveland, OH; Gund Arena 2/5/04 - included an in-ring confrontation between Eddie Guerrero and Brock Lesnar; featured the announcement that Torrie Wilson and Sable would be appearing together in Playboy:Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) to win the titles at 5:11 when Rikishi pinned Doug with a Samoan Drop after Scotty dropped Doug throat-first across the top rope Ernest Miller pinned Tajiri; after the bout, Orlando Jordan made the save against Akio & Sakoda (match not televised) WWE US Champion the Big Show pinned Billy Gunn at 12:14 by catching him coming off the ropes, blocking an attempt at the Fameasser, and hitting a sidewalk slam Billy Kidman pinned Jamie Noble at 3:00 with a sit-down powerbomb after Noble became distracted by Nidia at ringside giving away his money to the crowd WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Sr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) in a non-title match with the 619 at 1:59 after knocking Chavo Jr. off the ring apron; after the bout, Chavo Jr. attacked the champion Kurt Angle defeated Hardcore Holly by blocking the Alabama Slam and applying the ankle lock at 14:11; after the bout, Paul Heyman came to the ring in preparation of announcing Angle as the #1 contender at WrestleMania but the segment was soon interrupted by both the Big Show and John Cena; Heyman then ordered the three men to face each other at No Way Out and the winner of that match would become the #1 contender

Taped 2/10/04; Tacoma, WA; Tacoma Dome 2/12/04 - included an in-ring confrontation between Brock Lesnar and Eddie Guerrero in which Brock wore a sombraro to the ring and had a mariachi band play; featured Nidia putting her mink coat, which Jamie Noble bought for her, into a wood chipper: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. (w/ Jorge Paez) pinned Tajiri with the 619 and springboard senton at 3:01 in a non-title match; after the bout, Chavo Guerrero Jr. - who stood in the aisle with his father for much of the bout - attacked the champion from behind until Paez scared him out of the ring; moments thereafter, Paez knocked Chavo Sr. out with a left hand punch Danny Basham (w/ Doug Basham & Shaniqua) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Scotty 2 Hotty (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rikishi) at 4:02 when Doug helped in giving adding leverage from the floor; after the bout, Shaniqua sustained Scotty's bulldog but was pulled from the ring before Rikishi could hit the Bonzai Drop Hardcore Holly defeated Rhyno via disqualification at 5:08 when Rhyno shoved the referee as he pouded Holly in the corner; after the bout, the two had to be held apart on the floor by officials Bradshaw (w/ Farooq) pinned Shelton Benjamin (w/ Charlie Haas) with the Clothesline from Hell at 5:58 Eddie Guerrero & John Cena (sub. for Kurt Angle) defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar & WWE US Champion the Big Show at 17:26 when Guerrero pinned Lesnar with a low blow, using Cena's steel chain, and a cradle as Lesnar and the referee were distracted by Kurt Angle - who came ringside and hit both Cena and Show with a steel chair - blaming them for knocking him out backstage earlier in the broadcast

Taped 2/17/04; Fresno, CA; SaveMart Center 2/19/04 - included a Brock Lesnar in-ring promo in which he requested a match with Bill Goldberg at WrestleMania; featured an in-ring celebration by Eddie Guerrero on his title victory at No Way Out which was interrupted by Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Sr.:Kurt Angle & John Cena defeated Doug & Danny Basham at 10:52 when Cena pinned Danny with the FU after Danny blocked the ankle lock and kicked Angle to the floor, sending him into Cena who tagged himself into the bout; after the bout, Angle had words with Cena over the finish Tajiri pinned Billy Gunn with the kick to the head after Akio and Sakoda interfered (not televised) WWE US Champion the Big Show pinned Hardcore Holly with the chokeslam at 2:36; after the bout, John Cena came out and challenged Show to a title match at WrestleMania - which was accepted WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero fought WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. to a no contest at the 16 minute mark when special referee Kurt Angle (sub. for Chavo Guerrero Sr. who was knocked out backstage) refused to count the pinfall after Eddie hit the Frog Splash; mid-way through the bout, Chavo Sr. came ringside before Rey Mysterio Jr. countered the interference; after the contest, Angle brutalized Eddie in and around the ring, fought off Mysterio, and left the champion bleeding from the face as the show went off the air; prematch stipulations stated that had Chavo won the title, Mysterio would have challenged him the following week for both the world and cruiserweight titles

Taped 2/24/04; Kansas City, MO; Kemper Arena 2/26/04 - included an in-ring promo by Eddie Guerrero which led him to search for Kurt Angle backstage; upon finding Angle, Eddie accidentally threw Paul Heyman into Dawn Marie - knocking her into the wall; Eddie was then escorted from the arena; featured a closing segment in which Eddie interrupted a Kurt Angle in-ring promo, attacking Angle before Paul Heyman had Guerrero arrested: Rey Mysterio Jr., Nunzio, Billy Kidman, and Jamie Noble fought to a no contest at 12:40 when Paul Heyman, Tajiri, Akio, and Sakoda came out - with Heyman announcing that it was unfair that the Japanese contingent were not involved; Heyman then announced that there would be a Cruiserweight Open at WrestleMania for the championship; the bout was to have determined the #1 contender for the Cruiserweight Title at WrestleMania; after the match, Mysterio avoided an attack from Akio and Sakoda and hit a dive to the floor onto Tajiri The Acolytes defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty in a non-title match at 4:47 when Bradshaw pinned Rikishi with the Clothesline from Hell after the champions became distracted by Doug & Danny Basham at ringside Brock Lesnar pinned Billy Gunn with the F5 at 8:19 after Gunn hit the corner John Cena & Rey Mysterio Jr. (sub. for WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero, who was escorted from the building earlier in the show) defeated WWE US Champion the Big Show & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) at 14:17 when Mysterio pinned Guerrero with the 619; after the bout, Cena hit the FU on an interfering Chavo Sr. before the Big Show laid out both Cena and Mysterio with chokeslams

Taped 3/2/04; Savannah, GA; Civic Center 3/4/04 - featured an interview with Kurt Angle from his home in Pittsburgh (it was later revealed that Angle was backstage and not in Pittsburgh); included Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas doing a parody of the Acolytes in which they performed their rendition of the West Texas Rednecks' "I Hate Rap" but renaming it "I Hate the APA"; the segment eventually led to a four way brawl involving Benjamin & Haas, the Acolytes, Doug & Danny Basham, and Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty: Brock Lesnar pinned Hardcore Holly with the F5 at 2:48; prior to the bout, Lesnar drove to the ring on Steve Austin's stolen ATV and cut an in-ring promo on Austin and Bill Goldberg; after the bout, Lesnar celebrated the win by drinking two beers and having Austin's theme music play as he drove backstage on the ATV Danny Basham (w/ Doug Basham) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Scotty 2 Hotty (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rikishi) at 2:59 when Danny and Doug switched places late in the bout, as Scotty attempted the Worm, and Doug scored the pin with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after avoiding a clothesline WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) pinned Sho Funaki in a non-title match at 3:25 when the champion dropped the back of Funaki's head across his knee after Funaki became distracted by Chavo Sr. on the ring apron; during the bout, Chavo Sr. got on a headset and argued over the fact that Chavo has to defend against nine men at WrestleMania Rey Mysterio Jr., the Ultimo Dragon, & Billy Kidman defeated Tajiri, Akio, & Sakoda at 4:41 when Mysterio pinned Akio with the 619 and a DDT John Cena pinned Albert with the FU at 9:33; after the bout, the Big Show came out and cut a promo on Cena, speaking of his accomplishments at Madison Square Garden WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero fought Paul Heyman to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark in a non-title match, in which the champion's hands were handcuffed behind his back, when Heyman and the referee went backstage and Kurt Angle came ringside; while handcuffed, Guerrero held Angle off from entering the ring before he was assaulted with a series of taped fist punches to the face; moments later, after Eddie spat in Angle's face, the champion was hit in the head with the championship belt

Taped 3/9/04; Atlantic City, NJ; Boardwalk Hall 3/11/04 - included a confrontation between Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar in which the other Smackdown! wrestlers allowed Austin to take back his stolen ATV and later bloody Lesnar and hit the Stunner on Paul Heyman: John Cena pinned Rhyno with the FU Rey Mysterio Jr., the Ultimo Dragon, Billy Kidman, & Sho Funaki defeated Jamie Noble, Tajiri, Akio, & Sakoda when Mysterio scored the pin; the bout originally was Mysterio vs. Noble but turned into a tag match when the other wrestlers interfered; Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Sr. did guest commentary for the bout WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Shelton Benjamin (w/ Charlie Haas) with the Frog Splash in a non-title match after fighting off interference from Haas, Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Sr.; after the bout, Kurt Angle came ringside and had a staredown with the champion WWE US Champion the Big Show defeated John Walters & Arch Kincaid in a handicap match; after the bout, John Cena made the save, scared the champion out of the ring, and posed with the title belt WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated Doug & Danny Basham in a non-title match

Taped 3/16/04; Boston, MA; FleetCenter 3/18/04: WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Rhyno with the FU in an impromtu match WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated the Acolytes when Rikishi pinned Bradshaw with a superkick; due to prematch stipulations Farooq was fired Gauntlet Match: Shelton Benjamin pinned Charlie Haas with a spin kick as Haas held the opposite leg; after the bout, the two hugged Shelton Benjamin pinned Billy Gunn with a roll up and using the ropes for leverage after avoiding the Fameasser Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Shelton Benjamin with the 619 and springboard legdrop Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated the Big Show via count-out after Mysterio hit a 619 as Show was distracted by John Cena at ringside and then Cena hit Show with the title belt; due to winning the gauntlet series, Mysterio earned a world title shot WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with a cradle after the challenger failed the springboard legdrop; after the bout, Paul Heyman came out to confront both men before the Undertaker and Paul Bearer came to the ring - with Taker hitting the tombstone on Heyman

Taped 3/23/04; Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena 3/25/04: Rob Van Dam pinned Charlie Haas with a roll over (RVD's debut on the Smackdown! brand) Rene Dupree pinned Billy Kidman (Dupree's debut on the Smackdown! brand) The Dudley Boyz defeated Doug & Danny Basham following the 3D (the Dudleyz' debut on the Smackdown! brand) WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) pinned Spike Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) (Spike's debut on the Smackdown! brand) WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Booker T via disqualification when John Layfield Bradshaw interfered and prevented the pin after the champion hit the Frog Splash; after the bout, John Bradshaw Layfield hit the Clothesline from Hell on Guerrero (Booker's debut on the Smackdown! brand)

Taped 3/30/04; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena 4/1/04 - the winners of all the singles bouts became nominees for Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle's 'Great American' Award and would have the chance to become #1 contender to the Smackdown! World Title; included a closing segment in which Kurt Angle announced that John Bradshaw Layfield would be the final nominee before Eddie Guerrero stole Bradshaw's cowboy hat and had the fans at ringside fill it with food and drinks before stomping it:The Big Show pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rikishi with the chokeslam at 2:44 Rey Mysterio Jr. & Spike Dudley defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Chavo Guerrero Sr. at 4:09 when Spike pinned Chavo Jr. with the Acid Drop after walking up Chavo Sr. and sending him out of the ring; after the bout, both Mysterio and Spike were assaulted by John Bradshaw Layfield Charlie Haas defeated Rob Van Dam at 7:38; the two men battled to a double count-out after Haas blocked a leap to the floor by holding up a steel chair, however Kurt Angle came out and declared Haas the winner on points and a nominee for the 'Great American' Award Booker T pinned Hardcore Holly at 14:56 with a roll up and holding the tights for leverage The Dudley Boyz defeated Akio & Sakoda at 4:05 when D-Von pinned Akio following the 3D WWE US Champion John Cena defated Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli in a non-title handicap match at 2:13 by pinning Stamboli with the FU; Rene Dupree did guest commentary for the bout and sat ringside with his poodle Fifi

Taped 4/6/04; San Antonio, TX; SBC Center 4/8/04 - included an opening segment in which John Bradshaw Layfield offered to pay a fan $1,000 to clean his car in a minute; after the fan came very close, Bradshaw accidentally spilled a bottle of polish on the hood, costing the fan the money; featured a closing segment in which Kurt Angle brought out all the nominees for the 'Great American Award' (Big Show, John Cena, Charlie Haas, Booker T, and John Bradshaw Layfield), with Angle initially picking Cena as the #1 contender, due to fan votes, but choosing Layfield instead after watching a video of Layfield catching illegal immigrants on the Texas / Mexico border; after breaking off part of the trophy, Eddie Guerrero cleared the ring of both Angle and Bradshaw: The Dudley Boyz defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty in a non-title match when Bubba Ray pinned Scotty following the 3D at 4:27 WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) pinned Jamie Noble at 3:50 by blocking a victory roll and holding onto the ropes for leverage WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Danny Basham (w/ Doug Basham) in a non-title match at 2:57 with the FU, despite interference from Doug Basham The Big Show & Charlie Haas defeated Booker T & Rob Van Dam at 6:41 when Haas pinned RVD after Show, the illegal man, hit the chokeslam after RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash on Haas; RVD wrestled the entire match himself after Booker T refused to tag in and walked out of the match mid-way through the contest Rene Dupree (w/ Fifi the poodle) pinned Orlando Jordan at 1:12 with a version of the Snow Plow Spike Dudley pinned Johnny Stamboli at 2:04 with the Dudley Dogg after Stamboli hit the corner; Spike's original opponent was to have been Teddy Long but Long brought out Stamboli as a 'warm-up' opponent for Spike; after the match, Spike was attacked by Mark Jindrak as he prepared to fight Long

Taped 4/13/04; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse 4/15/04 - included Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle announcing that Eddie Guerrero would defend the world title at Judgment Day against John Bradshaw Layfield; featured a vignette from Mordecai; included the Big Show stalking Torrie Wilson around the arena after being forced to quit, which eventually led to Show throwing Kurt Angle off a ledge onto the cement floor 20 feet below: WWE US Champion John Cena pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) in a non-title match with the FU after 6 minutes Rico (w/ Miss Jackie) defeated Charlie Haas via count-out when Haas left through the crowd after being kissed on the lips by his opponent WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned the Big Show in a non-title match with a low blow and the frog splash; due to prematch stipulations in which Show said he would quit if he lost the bout, Show was gone from the company Mark Jindrak (w/ Teddy Long) pinned Spike Dudley in less than 2 minutes Rob Van Dam defeated Booker T via disqualification when Booker refused to stop using the ropes to choke RVD

Taped 4/20/04; Kelowna, British Columbia; Prospera Place 4/22/04 - included the debut of Cafe de Rene with guest Torrie Wilson in which John Cena made the save for Torrie after Dupree accused her of being responsible for Kurt Angle's injury the week prior; included the debut vignette of Mordecai; featured an in-ring promo from Booker T in which he was scared into the crowd after the Undertaker's gong was heard: Booker T pinned Rob Van Dam with a roll up at 4:40 after RVD was distracted by the stage pyro going off as Van Dam attempted the Five Star Frog Splash; after the bout, Paul Heyman made his return as a one-night replacement for Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle; moments later, after verbally berating both RVD and the Dudley Boyz in the ring, claiming they had become soft since joining the WWE, the Dudleyz attacked RVD to prove Heyman otherwise Charile Haas & Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda) (mystery partner) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty to win the titles at 7:14 when Haas pinned Scotty with a roll over after Rico kissed Scotty on the lips John Bradshaw Layfield pinned El Gran Luchadore (Paul London under a mask) with the Clothesline from Hell at 4:30; Luchadore was billed as the champion of Mexico WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Chavo Guerrero Sr. defeated WWE US Champion John Cena in a handicap match at 5:41 when Chavo Jr. scored the pin with the brainbuster after Rene Dupree interfered and rammed Cena into the steel ring post D-Von Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray Dudley) pinned WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero in a non-title match at 17:14 with an inside cradle and Bubba Ray adding extra leverage from the outside; the bout originally ended at 4:38 with a double count-out but Heyman had the bout continue until there was a winner; after the match, Bradshaw attacked the champion from behind, eventually hitting a powerbomb and the Clothesline from Hell

Taped 4/27/04; Oklahoma City, OK; Ford Center 4/29/04 - included the return of Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle, alongside his bodyguard Luther Reigns, with Angle making the Torrie Wilson / Rene Dupree match No DQ since he blamed her for his injury sustained at the hands of the Big Show two weeks prior: Torrie Wilson fought Rene Dupree to a no contest in a No DQ match when John Cena interfered and attacked Dupree WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) pinned Nunzio with the Gory Bomb after Chavo Sr. interfered at 2:56; after the bout, the champion made an open challenge to face a cruiserweight he had never fought before for the following week Booker T pinned Billy Gunn with the scissors kick; after the contest, the Undertaker and Paul Bearer came ringside, with Booker hitting Taker with the urn before leaving through the crowd WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda) defeated Doug & Danny Basham when Haas pinned Danny with a German suplex into a bridge at 5:35 after Rico kissed Danny WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley & Paul Heyman) with a roll up after avoiding the 3D by Bubba and an interfering D-Von; after the match, Rob Van Dam made the save with both he and Eddie hitting simultaneous frog splashes on the Dudleyz; Kurt Angle sat ringside for the bout with Luther Reigns and afterwards made a tag team match to take place the following week

Taped 5/4/04; Tucson, AZ; Convention Center 5/6/04 - included footage from the 5/2/04 El Paso, TX house show in which Eddie Guerrero's mother sustained a heart attack in the ring and was taken backstage on a stretcher after John Bradshaw Layfield hit the Clothesline from Hell on Eddie following their title match: WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Doug Basham (w/ Danny Basham) with the FU Jackie pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) to win the title with a low blow and inside cradle at 2:18; prior to the bout, Jackie accepted the champion's open challenge to wrestle a cruiserweight he had never faced before The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli in a handicap match when Stamboli submitted to a dragon sleeper at 2:11; after the bout, Taker hit the Last Ride on Nunzio and a tombstone on Stamboli Torrie Wilson fought Dawn Marie to a no contest when John Cena attacked Rene Dupree, who had been sat at ringside and was about to attack Torrie, but Dupree got the advantage on Cena and ended up powerbombing him through the announce table Rey Mysterio Jr. (sub. for WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero) & Rob Van Dam defeated the Dudley Boyz when RVD pinned D-Von after a simultaneous Rolling Thunder / legdrop off the top; after the match, the Dudleyz attacked both men until Guerrero came out and knocked out both Dudleyz with a chair before doing the same to referee Nick Patrick and RVD

Taped 5/11/04; Reno, NV; Lawlor Convention Center 5/13/04: D-Von Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray Dudley) pinned Rob Van Dam with a hanging DDT from the top after Bubba pushed RVD off the top at 7:26; after the match, Rey Mysterio Jr. made the save Chavo Guerrero Sr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jackie in a non-title match after Chavo Jr. interfered and pulled Jackie off the ring apron; after the bout, Jackie stripped Chavo Sr. down to his underwear before leaving the ring Booker T defeated Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli in a handicap match by pinning Stamboli with the scissors kick at 2:35 Hardcore Holly (w/ Billy Gunn) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas) when the momentum of a crossbody by Rico put Holly on top for the pin WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Sakoda (w/ Akio) with the FU; after the bout, Cena hit the move on Akio John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with the Clothesline from Hell at 8:41

Taped 5/18/04; Las Vegas, NV; Thomas & Mack Center 5/20/04: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda) defeated Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli when Haas pinned Nunzio with a German suplex into a bridge at 4:31 after Rico kissed Nunzio Akio fought Billy Kidman to a no contest when Mordecai came out and attacked both men Rene Dupree defeated WWE US Champion John Cena via count-out after a low blow on the outside of the ring; after the match, Dupree continued to attack Cena in the ring Chavo Guerrero Sr. defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Spike Dudley to win the title by falling on top of Chavo Jr. for the pin after running into Spike at 4:22 Booker T pinned Sho Funaki with the scissors kick at 4:42 John Bradshaw Layfield & the Dudley Boyz defeated WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero, Rob Van Dam, & Rey Mysterio Jr. when Bradshaw pinned Eddie after the champion collapsed in the ring; Guerrero joined the match in progress as he was attacked backstage earlier in the show

Taped 5/25/04; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center 5/27/04 - included the Dudley Boyz kidnapping Paul Bearer with Paul Heyman taking possesion of the urn: The Dudley Boyz defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Rob Van Dam when D-Von pinned Mysterio after Paul Heyman interfered, leaving his seat in the front row, and Bubba dropping Rey face first on the announce table Booker T pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with the scissors kick WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero fought Danny Basham (w/ Doug Basham) to a no contest when, before the match, Eddie cleared the EMTs away from the ring, who Kurt Angle had told Eddie would be there incase he collapsed again, and attacked both Bashams; Kurt Angle then appeared and cancelled the match because he thought that Eddie would fake an injury just so that he could sue Angle and Angle told Eddie he would have to sign an agreement if he wished to wrestle again so that if the champion is injured again it wouldn't be Angle's responsibility Torrie Wilson & Spike Dudley defeated Dawn Marie & Jamie Noble when Spike pinned Noble with the Dudley Dogg onto Dawn at 5:16 WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Sr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned Akio after Chavo Jr. gave Akio a spinning DDT on the floor at 2:12 WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Rene Dupree with the FU in a lumberjack match; lumberjacks included: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Rico, Spike Dudley, Rob Van Dam, Rey Mysterio Jr., Akio, Sakoda, Nunzio, Johnny Stamboli, Jamie Noble, Paul London, Billy Kidman, Booker T, Chavo Guerrero Jr., WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Sr., Shannon Moore, Sho Funaki, Orlando Jordan, Billy Gunn, Hardcore Holly, Doug & Danny Basham, Mark Jindrak, & Theodore Long; Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns were also at ringside for the bout

Taped 6/1/04; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre 6/3/04 - included a tribute to WWE Hall of Famer James Dudley who passed away two days prior; featured Mordecai damning the audience to hell during an in-ring promo; included John Bradshaw Layfield announcing that his title shot against Eddie Guerrero at the Great American Bash would be a bullrope match: WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Danny Basham with the frog splash after using the title belt, brought in the ring by Danny, as a weapon; mid-way through the bout, Doug Basham was sent backstage after Eddie had the referee believe Doug had interfered in the match Billy Gunn & Hardcore Holly defeated Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli after a double team move Jackie Gayda defeated Sable, Torrie Wilson, and Dawn Marie in a bikini contest; Jamie Noble was the MC for the contest WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Sr. pinned Sho Funaki after the referee was distracted by Chavo Guerrero Jr., who did guest commentary for the bout; after the match, a number of female groupies came in the ring to celebrate with Chavo Sr.; it was later revealed that he paid them off in order to make him look good Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Rene Dupree with a roll up after avoiding a powerbomb The Undertaker fought Booker T to a no contest when Paul Heyman came out, after Booker had sustained the chokeslam, and gave Taker an ultimatum to either join him and the Dudley Boyz or have the kidnapped Paul Bearer be further injured

Taped 6/8/04; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum 6/10/04 - featured Eddie Guerrero hijacking John Bradshaw Layfield's limosine, with JBL inside, eventually returning it to the arena heavily damaged; included the Undertaker 'joining' Paul Heyman in order to protect Paul Bearer, who had been kidnapped weeks earlier: Kenzo Suzuki pinned Scotty 2 Hotty at 2:16 with a claw hold / outer leg sweep combo (Suzuki's TV debut) Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 11:10 with a standing West Coast Pop after Chavo collided with Chavo Guerrero Sr., who did guest commentary for the bout, on the ring apron WWE US Champion John Cena fought Booker T to a 5-minute time-limit draw; had Booker pinned Cena, he would have earned a US title match at the Great American Bash WWE US Champion John Cena fought Rob Van Dam to a 5-minute time-limit draw seconds after RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash but was unable to make the cover in time; had RVD pinned Cena, he would have earned a US title shot for the Great American Bash WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Rene Dupree at 5:44 with the FU; the bout originally ran to the 5-minute limit but Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle gave in to Dupree's request to grant him an additional 5 minutes; had Dupree pinned Cena, he would have earned a US title shot for the Great American Bash; after the contest, Booker T attacked Cena which later brought out RVD to make the save; moments thereafter, Kurt Angle scheduled a 4-way match for the Great American Bash involving all the participants; after clearing the ring, RVD and Cena had a confrontation with RVD dropping the champion to the mat

Taped 6/15/04; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena 6/17/04: The Dudley Boyz defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda) to win the titles at 5:01 when Bubba pinned Rico with his feet on the ropes, with D-Von holding Rico's leg down at the same time, after Haas collided with Jackie on the ring apron; after the bout, Paul Heyman came out on the stage to celebrate with the new champions WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Doug Basham in a non-title match with the frog splash at 2:58 Kenzo Suzuki pinned Spike Dudley at 2:22 with the claw / outer legsweep combo Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Sr. at 1:49 to win the title with the 619 and springboard legdrop (Chavo Sr.'s last match in the WWE) Luther Reigns pinned Sho Funaki with a powerslam at 1:28 WWE US Champion John Cena & Rob Van Dam fought Booker T & Rene Dupree to a no contest at around the 10-minute mark when the Undertaker interfered

Taped 6/22/04; Orlando, FL; TD Waterhouse Centre 6/24/04 Chavo Guerrero Jr. won a 10-man cruiserweight battle royal at 9:38 by last eliminating Billy Kidman with a Gory Bomb to the floor; due to pre-match stipulations, Chavo earned a Cruiserweight Title match at the Great American Bash; order of elimination: Nunzio eliminated Spike Dudley at 1:16 with a backdrop after Spike sustained Paul London's dropsault; London eliminated Nunzio at 2:20 by hitting a springboard kick as Nunzio sat on the top rope (London originally eliminated Nunzio at 1:26 but the referee didn't see it); Nunzio eliminated London at 2:57 as London attempted to skin-the-cat back into the ring; Akio and Shannon Moore eliminated each other at 4:01; Chavo eliminated Sho Funaki at 5:15 after colliding with Funaki on the ring apron; Chavo eliminated Jamie Noble at 9:09 after pushing him off the middle rope Billy Gunn defeated Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroko) via disqualification at 3:01 when Hiroko threw salt into Gunn's eyes after Gunn hit the Fameasser WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Luther Reigns via disqualification in a non-title match at 7:20 when John Bradshaw Layfield interfered and attacked the champion Rene Dupree pinned Rob Van Dam at 4:48 after dropping him face-first onto an exposed turnbuckle The Undertaker pinned WWE US Champion John Cena in a non-title match at 22:14 after using the chokeslam, hitting Cena with his own chain, and dropping the tombstone

Taped 6/29/04; Fayetteville, NC; Crown Coliseum 7/1/04 - included John Cena interrupting an in-ring promo by Kenzo Suzuki: Booker T defeated Rob Van Dam and Rene Dupree at 13:07 by pinning Dupree after RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash but was pulled out of the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, Booker earned a US title shot for the following week Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Mordecai at 4:19 by reversing the crucifix powerbomb into a hurricanrana (Mordecai's last match before going back to OVW) Torrie Wilson pinned Sable with a DDT at 3:14 WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Spike Dudley at 7:28 with a powerbomb after hitting two short-arm clotheslines; after the bout, Eddie Guerrero came out to make the save and announced that a steel cage rematch between he and Bradshaw would take place in two weeks' time

Taped 7/6/04; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Arena 7/8/04 - featured an in-ring promo from John Cena which was interrupted by Kenzo Suzuki, with Cena eventually sending Suzuki to the floor before he was attacked by Luther Reigns; included Paul Heyman cutting an in-ring promo, asking forgiveness from the Undertaker: Rob Van Dam pinned Mark Jindrak at 5:03 with a split-legged moonsault after knocking Jindrak off the top; Rene Dupree did guest commentary for the bout Billy Kidman & Paul London defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz to win the titles at 8:07 when Kidman pinned Bubba Ray with the Shooting Star Press after London hit Bubba Ray with a superkick Charlie Haas (w/ Jackie Gayda) fought unknown to a no contest when Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle came out before Haas' opponent and announced that Haas was suspended for one week without pay and would face Luther Reigns the following week (this segment did not air) WWE Smackdown! World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield fought El Gran Luchador to a no contest at around 7:30 after El Gran slid underneath the ring, a second Luchador came out, obviously a masked Eddie Guerrero, and Bradshaw was knocked out of the ring; after the match, El Gran (Eddie) cut a promo on Bradhsaw defending the title against Eddie the following week in a steel cage match Chavo Guerrero Jr., Jamie Noble, & Akio defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr., Spike Dudley, & Scotty 2 Hotty at 5:13 when Noble pinned Spike with a Tiger Driver WWE US Champion John Cena defeated Booker T via disqualification at 15:17 when Luther Reigns attacked Cena from behind, breaking Cena's cover after the champion hit the FU, after knocking Kurt Angle and Reigns down on the floor; after the bout, Angle stripped Cena of the title in response to Cena putting his hands on the GM

Taped 7/13/04; Providence, RI; Dunkin Donuts Center 7/15/04 - included Booker T, Kenzo Suzuki, and Rene Dupree arguing in the ring over who should be the next US Champion, with John Cena coming out to cut a promo on all three men before going backstage to find Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle; moments later, Cena was jumped by Luther Reigns in Angle's office before throwing Reigns through the wall; Cena was eventually held back by officials; included a vignette on John Heidenreich in which Paul Heyman was shown to be his new manager; included a Summer Slam 'Olympics' ad featuring Chavo Guerrero Sr.: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Spike Dudley defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jamie Noble at 5:48 when Spike pinned Noble after Bubba Ray Dudley kicked Noble in the groin from behind as D-Von Dudley distracted the referee; after the bout, Spike yelled at his brothers from the ring after realizing what had taken place Booker T, Rene Dupree, & Kenzo Suzuki defeated John Cena in a handicap elimination match at 13:04; Suzuki was disqualified at 6:58 after choking Cena as Cena was tied upside down in the corner; Cena pinned Dupree with a roll up at 7:54 after Dupree hit the post head-first following a slingshot; Booker pinned Cena with the scissors kick after Luther Reigns came ringside and sent Cena head-first into the ring post WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Billy Kidman) pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray Dudley) with a roll up and bridge at 3:04 after Kidman pulled Bubba Ray off the apron, dropping his jaw against the apron, as Bubba tried to hold onto D-Von to prevent the roll up WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Eddie Guerrero in a steel cage match at 28:48 by escaping over the top after a man dressed as El Gran Luchador climbed into the ring and prevented Eddie from leaving over the top; after the bout, El Gran was able to climb out of the ring but Eddie pulled the mask off to reveal him as Kurt Angle; late in the contest, Eddie hit a frog splash off the top of the cage onto the champion (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

Taped 7/20/04; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center 7/22/04 - included an opening segment in which Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle fired ring announcer Tony Chimel, replacing him with Josh Matthews for the rest of the show; featured Angle firing Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie, Sable, and Jackie Gayda as all four prepared to battle in a lingerie match; included Kurt Angle awarding the vacant US title to Booker T; featured a closing segment in which Vince McMahon made a susprise appearance, firing Angle from his GM role, reinstating him to the wrestling roster, and ordering that he face Eddie Guerrero at Summer Slam: Spike Dudley defeated Jamie Noble and Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 5:39 by pinning Chavo with the Dudley Dog; due to pre-match stipulations, Spike earned a Cruiserweight Title shot for the following week Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Billy Kidman (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London) at 3:47 with the Bubba Bomb after D-Von pushed Kidman off the top WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Mike Kruel at 1:42 in a 'Rocky Challenge' non-title match with a powerbomb and the Clothesline from Hell; had Kruel won the match, he would have earned a title shot at Summer Slam; after the bout, Bradshaw laid out an open challenge for anyone to take the title shot at the pay-per-view, with the Undertaker then coming to the ring; several moments thereafter, Bradshaw attempted to attack the Undertaker before Taker hit a chokeslam on the champion and accepted the challenge for Summer Slam WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray Dudley) at 4:28 with the 619 and a springboard splash after Billy Kidman & Paul London came ringside, with Kidman pushing Bubba off the top John Cena pinned Luther Reigns at 4:49 after Booker T came ringside and accidentally hit Reigns with the US championship belt

Taped 7/27/04; Cincinnati, OH; US Bank Arena 7/29/04 - included an opening segment in which Teddy Long was introduced as the new Smackdown! General Manager and ordered that an 8-man elimination match take place later in the evening to determine the new United States Champion; featured Eddie Guerrero driving to the ring with his low rider full of items stolen from Kurt Angle's office, with Angle eventually coming out to confront him: Spike Dudley pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the title at 6:25 with the Dudley Dog after Bubba Ray Dudley tripped the champion as Rey prepared to hit the 619, while D-Von Dudley distracted the referee; after the bout, Spike apologized to Rey after realizing that the Dudley Boyz had interfered in the bout WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Billy Kidman defeated the Dudley Boyz at 11:37 when London pinned D-Von after Rey Mysterio Jr. came out of the crowd and dropkicked a steel chair into Bubba Ray's face as he prepared to hit Kidman with the chair Booker T won an 8-man elimination match to win the vacant WWE US Championship; order of elimination: Billy Gunn pinned Charlie Haas at 3:05 with the Fameasser; Luther Reigns pinned Rene Dupree with a neckbreaker at 8:22; Kenzo Suzuki was disqualified at 11:00 after hitting John Cena with the title belt; Cena pinned Gunn at 19:12 with the FU; Cena pinned Reigns at 20:58 with the FU; Booker T pinned Cena at 23:11 after Cena sustained the Five Star Frog Splash from Rob Van Dam; Booker pinned RVD at 23:21 with the scissors kick

Taped 8/3/04; Houston, TX 8/5/04: John Cena pinned Rob Van Dam at 14:31 with a cradle after RVD hit a superplex; due to pre-match stipulations, Cena became the #1 contender to the US title Orlando Jordan pinned Rene Dupree at 1:20 with a crossbody off the top Kurt Angle defeated Charlie Haas (w/ Jackie Gayda) via submission with a modified ankle lock at 13:29 (Angle's first TV match since WrestleMania) WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Billy Kidman & Paul London defeated Doug & Danny Basham at 4:32 when London pinned Doug with a 450 splash The Dudley Boyz defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley at 5:31 when Bubba Ray pinned Mysterio following the 3D; after the bout, Spike turned on his partner and helped in triple teaming him

Taped 8/10/04; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena 8/12/04: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London at 3:48 with a roll up after Bubba Ray Dudley interfered and pulled Spike out of the way of London's 450 splash Nunzio pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 2:17 after Johnny Stamboli prevented Chavo from using the ropes for leverage The Undertaker defeated Orlando Jordan (w/ WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield) via disqualification after Bradshaw interfered and hit the Clothesline from Hell on Taker John Cena, Rob Van Dam, & Charlie Haas (w/ Jackie Gayda) defeated WWE US Champion Booker T, Luther Reigns, & Rene Dupree in a Summer Games Relay match at 27:33 when Cena pinned Booker with a roll up

Taped 8/17/04; Hamilton, Ontario 8/19/04 WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley pinned Scotty 2 Hotty at 3:07 with the Dudley Dog Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jamie Noble defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Billy Kidman at 5:02 when Chavo pinned Kidman by using the ropes for leverage John Cena pinned D-Von Dudley at 3:00 by using the ropes for leverage Rob Van Dam pinned Rene Dupree at 5:36 with the Five Star Frog Splash Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns at 15:58 when Eddie pinned Reigns with the Frog Splash after Mysterio hit the 619

Taped 8/24/04; Fresno, CA 8/26/04: Rob Van Dam pinned Kenzo Suzuki with an inside cradle at 3:25 Billy Kidman pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 4:22 with the Shooting Star Press WWE US Championship Best of 5 Series, Match 2: WWE US Champion Booker T pinned John Cena at 9:40 with a backslide and putting a foot on the middle rope for leverage; Cena - 1, Booker - 1 Kurt Angle pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 13:38 by countering a victory roll The Undertaker defeated Orlando Jordan via disqualification at 6:23 when John Bradshaw Layfield pulled the referee out of the ring after Taker hit the tombstone on his opponent

Taped 8/31/04; Sacramento, CA; Arco Arena 9/2/04: John Cena, Rob Van Dam, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE US Champion Booker T, Kenzo Suzuki, & Rene Dupree at around the 7-minute mark when Mysterio pinned Dupree with the springboard legdrop (the bout began during the commercial break) Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Billy Kidman & Paul London in a non-title match when Nunzio pinned London with a backslide at 4:03 Orlando Jordan pinned Charlie Haas at 3:44 with a neckbreaker after Haas hit an exposed turnbuckle The Dudley Boyz defeated Billy Gunn & Hardcore Holly at 3:04 when Bubba Ray pinned Holly after Spike Dudley interfered and hit Holly with the Cruiserweight title belt Kurt Angle defeated Eddie Guerrero in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-1; fall #1: Angle won via disqualification after Guerrero hit a low blow at 8:28; fall #2: Guerrero pinned Angle at 16:10 by reversing an attempt at the Olympic Slam into a modified victory roll; fall #3: Guerrero submitted to Angle's ankle lock at 29:01 after Luther Reigns interfered and hit Guerrero with a steel chair

Taped 9/7/04; Tulsa, OK 9/9/04: WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Charlie Haas at 4:51 with the Clothesline from Hell Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Billy Kidman at 10:05 to win the titles when Suzuki pinned London with the claw / legsweep combo Rey Mysterio Jr., Rob Van Dam, & Hardcore Holly defeated Bubba Ray, D-Von, & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley at 5:43 when Mysterio pinned Spike with the springboard legdrop after Spike sustained Holly's Alabama Slam; the bout was originally Mysterio vs. Spike but turned into a 6-man tag after the other wrestlers became involved in the bout at around the 2-minute mark Eddie Guerrero fought Kurt Angle to a no contest in a lumberjack match at 15:40 when all the lumberjacks interfered in the contest and began brawling in the ring; moments thereafter, the Big Show made a surprise appearance and threw all the lumberjacks out of the ring

Taped 9/14/04; Spokane, WA 9/16/04: WWE US Championship Best of 5 Series, Match 4: John Cena pinned WWE US Champion Booker T at 12:00 following the FU; Cena - 2, Booker - 2 Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio defeated the Dudley Boyz at 4:29 when RVD pinned D-Von with the Five Star Frog Splash WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki defeated Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli at 3:30 when Dupree pinned Stamboli with a Michinoku Driver Charlie Haas defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley via disqualification in a non-title match at 3:04 when D-Von Dudley attacked Haas

Taped 9/21/04; Phoenix, AZ; America West Arena 9/23/04 - 5th Anniversary of the show: Paul London defeated Billy Kidman via count-out at 1:01 when Kidman walked out of the match WWE US Champion Booker T pinned Paul London at 3:07 with his feet on the ropes after the momentum of a crossbody by London put Booker on top WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 9:22 after Rene Dupree and Kenzo Suzuki interfered The Undertaker defeated Gangrel & Viscera in a handicap match at 2:51 by pinning Gangrel with the tombstone The Fabulous Moolah & Mae Young defeated Torrie Wilson & Dawn Marie in a school girl match at 3:23 when Moolah pinned Dawn with a roll up after Mae shoved Dawn; after Torrie and Dawn Marie made their appearance, Teddy Long appeared and said their scheduled one-on-one match would now be a tag team match and introduced the opponents; after the match, Torrie celebrated with the victors (Viva Las Divas) Eddie Guerrero & the Big Show defeated Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns via disqualification at 15:01 when Mark Jindrak interfered

Taped 9/28/04; Wichita, KS; Kansas Coliseum 9/30/04: The Dudley Boyz defeated Rico & Charlie Haas (w/ Jackie Gayda) at 5:34 when D-Von pinned Haas following the 3D after Jackie and Dawn Marie, who was doing guest commentary for the match, began fighting on the floor WWE US Champion Booker T pinned Paul London in a non-title match at 2:12 with the scissors kick after London missed a 450 splash; late in the contest, Billy Kidman came out to watch the match; after the bout, Kidman cleared Booker from the ring with a chair before hitting London in the back with it Hardcore Holly defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield via disqualification at 10:33 when the champion kicked a bloody Holly Nunzio (w/ Johnny Stamboli) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley (w/ the Dudley Boyz) in a non-title match at 6:21 with a crucifix after the champion laid backwards across his opponent in a pin attempt Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak defeated Eddie Guerrero & Rob Van Dam (mystery partner) at 15:24 when Jindrak pinned Guerrero after Reigns hit a reverse neckbreaker

Taped 10/5/04; Boston, MA; FleetCenter 10/7/04: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Kenzo Suzuki with a roll up at 3:18 Hardcore Holly defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield via count-out at 6:07 The Big Show pinned Mark Jindrak at 4:19 with the chokeslam Billy Kidman fought Charlie Haas to a no contest at around the 3-minute mark Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned WWE US Champion John Cena to win the title at 16:25 after hitting Cena with his own steel chain when the referee took the title belt from Cena after the challenger brought it in the ring (Carlito's TV debut) (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

Taped 10/12/04; Manchester, England; Evening News Arena 10/14/04: Rob Van Dam pinned Rene Dupree at 2:50 with the Five Star Frog Splash Billy Kidman pinned Charlie Haas with the Shooting Star Press at 2:08 Rey Mysterio Jr. won a battle royal at 15:36 by last eliminating Kurt Angle; order of elimination: Orlando Jordan by Eddie Guerrero at 1:08; Sho Funaki by Kurt Angle at 1:27; Nunzio by Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree at 1:47; Suzuki by Dupree at 1:55; Johnny Stamboli by Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns at 2:15; Spike Dudley by Rob Van Dam at 2:22; RVD by the Dudley Boyz at 2:34; Bubba Ray by Rey Mysterio & Guerrero at 3:40; D-Von Dudley by Mysterio & Guerrero at 3:42; Scotty 2 Hotty by Angle at 8:14; Dupree by Rico at 8:59; Billy Kidman by Mysterio at 9:19; Rico by Jindrak & Reigns at 9:31; Jindrak by Guerrero at 9:41; Guerrero by Reigns at 9:48; Reigns by Mysterio at 10:09 WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Hardcore Holly in a hardcore match at 4:48 after hitting him with a steel chair WWE US Champion Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 13:51 by using the ropes for leverage Eddie Guerrero defeated Luther Reigns via disqualification at 3:30 when Mark Jindrak interfered and helped in throwing Guerrero into the steel ring steps

Taped 10/17/04; Rockford, IL; Metro Centre 10/21/04: WWE US Champion Carlito Carribbean Cool pinned Rico John Heidenreich (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated Shannon Moore Mark Jindrak pinned Eddie Guerrero Booker T, Rob Van Dam, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Orlando Jordan), WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree when Booker pinned Bradshaw with the scissors kick; after the bout, Booker hit the Book End on Jordan

Taped 10/26/04; Omaha, NE; QWest Center 10/28/04 - included a backstage altercation between the Big Show and several participants of Tough Enough which led to the Tough Enough contestants calling Show out inside the ring, with him eventually coming ringside, and slamming each one; featured Teddy Long announcing that Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle would be team captains for a Survivor Series elimination match at the upcoming pay-per-view; featured a Halloween costume contest between Torrie Wilson and Dawn Marie in which Jackie Gayda came out and attacked Dawn Marie after she made several comments about Charlie Haas: Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Nunzio at 5:49 with the Gory Bomb after avoiding the Shooting Star Press Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Kurt Angle at 13:57 after interference from Luther Reigns, Mark Jindrak, Rob Van Dam, and Eddie Guerrero, with Guerrero hitting the Frog Splash on Angle and allowing Mysterio to win Booker T pinned Orlando Jordan (w/ WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield) at 18:51 with the scissors kick after knocking Bradshaw off the ring apron; due to pre-match stipulations, Booker earned a world title match for Survivor Series

Taped 11/2/04; St. Louis, MO; Savvis Center 11/4/04: Kurt Angle pinned Chris Nawrocki at the 27-second mark Kurt Angle pinned Daniel Puder at the 41-second mark Booker T defeated Orlando Jordan via disqualification at 2:27 when John Bradshaw Layfield interfered Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns at 15:44 when RVD pinned Jindrak with the Five Star Frog Splash Booker T & Josh Matthews defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan at 7:04 when Booker pinned Jordan with the scissors kick

Taped 11/9/04; Corpus Christi, TX; American Bank Center 11/11/04: Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley & Billy Kidman when Mysterio pinned Kidman with the springboard legdrop at 4:42 Josh Matthews (w/ Booker T) pinned Orlando Jordan (w/ WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield) at 3:46 after Booker interfered and hit the scissors kick on Jordan Eddie Guerrero & Rob Van Dam defeated Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns at 13:56 after both men hit their Frog Splash finisher; after the bout, Guerrero announced to Kurt Angle's team that John Cena would be his fourth team member for the Survivor Series The Big Show defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification at 5:30 when Mark Jindrak and Luther Reigns interfered

Taped 11/16/04; Dayton, OH 11/18/04 - featured an in-ring rap by John Cena regarding his US title shot later in the night against Carlito Caribbean Cool; included a backstage segment in which Joy (Giovanni), a massage therapist, attempted to work on Carlito's injured shoulder but he sent her away: Charlie Haas defeated John Heidenreich via count-out at 1:19 Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki in a non-title match at 11:41 when RVD pinned Suzuki with the Five Star Frog Splash Kurt Angle defeated Dean Visk via submission with the ankle lock at 2:15 John Cena pinned WWE US Champion Carlito Caribbean Cool (w/ Jesus) to win the title with the FU at the 24-second mark after spitting apple in Carlito's face; prior to the bout, Cena laid out Jesus before assaulting Carlito around ringside and smashing the champion's heavily-taped shoulder with a steel chair; after the bout, Jesus attacked Cena from behind and punched him in the kidneys with his own steel chain; moments later, Tazz, referees, and medics attended to Cena in the ring and he was later taken backstage on a stretcher (Survivor Series 04)

Taped 11/23/04; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena 11/25/04: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rene Dupree with the springboard legdrop Rob Van Dam defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Kenzo Suzuki via disqualification when Suzuki began choking Van Dam with his scarf Kurt Angle defeated cody Steele Dawn Marie (dressed as an Indian) fought Jackie Gayda (dressed as a pilgrim) to a no contest at the 34-second mark when both shoved referee Charles Robinson and were broken apart by Charlie Haas moments later (Viva Las Divas) WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T after the Bashams interfered

Taped 11/30/04; Richmond, VA; Coliseum 12/2/04: Rey Mysterio Jr., Rob Van Dam, & Torrie Wilson defeated Hiroku, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree at 3:29 when RVD pinned Dupree with the Five Star Frog Splash Doug & Danny Basham defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T at 9:58 when Danny pinned Guerrero with a roll up and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage Kurt Angle defeated Sebastien McCauley via submission with the ankle lock at the 29-second mark The Undertaker defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan in a handicap match via disqualification at 12:48 when Layfield hit a low blow on Taker

Taped 12/7/04; Greenville, SC 12/9/04: Sho Funaki won a 7-man cruiserweight battle royal at 5:18 by last eliminating Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Billy Kidman; due to pre-match stipulations, Funaki earned a Cruiserweight Title shot at Armageddon Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroku) to win the titles at 12:00 when Mysterio pinned Suzuki with a roll up and holding onto RVD for leverage The Big Show defeated Mark Jindrak (w/ Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns) via disqualification at 3:42 when Angle interfered Eddie Guerrero, Booker T, & the Undertaker defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield, Orlando Jordan, Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Amy Weber) in a handicap match when Taker pinned Jordan with the tombstone

Taped 12/14/04; Nashville, TN 12/16/04 - included the rebroadcast in full of the John Cena / Jesus match from Armageddon; featured the in-ring announcement by Al Snow that Daniel Puder won the Tough Enough III competition over Mike Mizanin; due to stipulations, Puder was awarded the $1,000,000 prize and a WWE contract, along with being declared the first official entrant into the 2005 Royal Rumble: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Billy Kidman & Akio at 4:16 Eddie Guerrero & Booker T defeated Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroku) at 10:42 when Guerrero pinned Suzuki with the Frog Splash after Booker hit the scissors kick Kurt Angle defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield via disqualification at 14:17 when Orlando Jordan interfered and attacked Angle as the heel hook was applied on the champion; prior to the bout, Smackdown! GM Teddy Long announced that John Heidenreich would face the Undertaker the following week in the Middle East; after both participants came to the ring, Long ordered all their faction members, Mark Jindrak and Luther Reigns with Angle, Orlando Jordan and the Basham Brothers with the champion, to return backstage, where they remained until late in the contest; after the match, the Big Show came to the ring and assaulted members of both factions, with the show ending as he motioned to Layfield that he wanted the belt

Taped 12/18/04; Tikrit, Iraq; Camp Speicher 12/23/04 - Christmas in Iraq - 12/23/04: featured Vince McMahon addressing the troops to begin the broadcast, thanking them for their sacrifices, before introducing Lilian Garcia who then performed the National Anthem; included a video montage on the WWE talent flying to Iraq and meeting with the troops, set to Creed's "One"; featured an in-ring segment in which Santa Claus came out, with Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie, Lilian Garcia, and Jackie Gayda helping distribute gifts to some of those in attendance; after Dawn Marie and Jackie got into a fight and Dawn Marie was sent to the floor, Torrie unmasked Santa as being Mick Foley; included WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield coming to the ring in a Hummer, wearing a biohazard suit, and addressing the troops, saying that the next time they pick a fight somewhere make sure it's a place where alcohol is allowed; moments later, the Big Show came out to confront the champion, called him a deserter, and knocked him out of the ring before putting on the champion's cowboy hat; included a closing video package of the WWE tour set to Creed's "Higher": Booker T pinned Rene Dupree with the scissors kick at 3:41 The Undertaker defeated John Heidenreich via count-out at 7:34 when Heidenreich tried to leave through the crowd but was blocked by the soldiers in the front row Hardcore Holly pinned Kenzo Suzuki with the Alabama Slam at 2:38 Eddie Guerrero & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns at 6:01 when Mysterio pinned Reigns with the springboard legdrop after Guerrero threw Angle to the floor

Taped 12/28/04; New Orleans, LA; Lakefront Arena 12/30/04: WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Rene Dupree with the FU at 3:58 Kurt Angle defeated Matt Stryker via submission at the 55 second mark WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Shannon Moore at the 19 second mark; after the bout, Smackdown! GM Teddy Long came ringside to make sure all the Smackdown! superstars were included when the champion picked Moore's name at random to be his challenger; Long then discovered that all the pieces of paper had Moore's name on them and that it was a setup; Long then said that while Bradshaw's challenger was his choice on this night, it would be Long's choice at the Royal Rumble; Long then announced Kurt Angle as a challenger for the Rumble, which brought Angle out, and then announced the Big Show as the second challenger, with Show then coming ringside and clearing the ring of the other wrestlers WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki pinned Spike Dudley at 3:05 WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T at 21:30 when Mysterio pinned Guerrero with a roll up out of the corner moments after Guerrero tried to convince the referee that Mysterio hit him with one of the title belts but was then caught in the lie when the referee saw him conscious as Eddie pretended to be knocked out

1/6/05 - included Amy Weber inviting Kurt Angle to her private dressing room; when he eventually showed up and thought Amy was in the shower, Kurt stripped down to his briefs before realizing it was Joy Giovanni; Kurt chased Joy into the hall in an attempt to apologize, only for himself to be chased into the ring by the Big Show, with Show punching a steel chair into Angle's face; moments later it was revealed the entire scenario was a setup by Amy and JBL, who had put Amy's name on Joy's dressing room door: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Eddie Guerrero at 17:00 by rolling through on an inside cradle attempt moments after Rey convinced the referee that Eddie had hit him with the tag title belt WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki defeated Akio at 3:30 Kurt Angle 3-minute Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Brian Black Doug Basham (w/ Danny Basham) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rob Van Dam; it is believed that during the bout, RVD sustained a knee injury that would lead him to dropping the belts the next week The Undertaker defeated John Heidenreich & Paul Heyman in a handicap match by pinning Heyman with the tombstone after Heidenreich tagged out and escaped through the crowd; after the bout, Taker rolled Heyman into a casket located at ringside; had Taker lost the match, Heidenreich would have been able to choose a different stipulation for their casket match at the Royal Rumble

1/11/05; Tampa, Fl; St. Pete Times Forum 1/13/05 - included an opening segment in which Kurt Angle apologized to Joy Giovanni and the Big Show for his actions the previous week; featured a backstage segment in which the Big Show confronted JBL on what took place last week, which eventually led to a catfight between Amy Weber and Joy Giovanni, with Teddy Long then making a match between the two women; included JBL being presented with The Man of the Year award by the Florida Agricultural Group, which was eventually interrupted by Kurt Angle who came out and accused JBL of kidnapping Joy Giovanni, adding fuel to rumors brought up earlier in the broadcast; moments later, Angle opened up the trunk to JBL's limo to find Joy bound and gagged; after Joy was helped backstage, the Big Show came out, laid out JBL's cabinet, finishing by repeatedly hitting Orlando Jordan with a steel chair as JBL and Amy Weber watched on from the crowd; as the show came to a close, it was revealed that Joy's kidnapping was actually all Kurt Angle's doing: Doug & Danny Basham defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Jr., Eddie Guerrero & Booker T, and Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns in an elimination match to win the titles at 19:02; Doug Basham pinned Jindrak at 5:19 after Mysterio hit the 619 behind the referee's back and Guerrero dragged Basham on top of Jindrak; Mysterio pinned Guerrero with a springboard West Coast Pop at 13:11; after the elimination, Doug slammed the steel ring steps against RVD's already injured knee, with RVD being taken backstage on a stretcher at the 17-minute mark; Danny pinned Mysterio with a double choke sit-down powerbomb after switching places with Doug; after the bout, John Bradshaw Layfield, Orlando Jordan, and Amy Weber came out to celebrate the victory Kurt Angle 3-minute Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Roderick Stong at 1:50 via submission with the ankle lock WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroku) with the FU at 1:39 Amy Weber defeated Joy Giovanni via forfeit when Joy failed to appear during her ring introduction; moments later it was refealed that she had gone missing WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki pinned Nunzio at 3:16 with a jumping DDT off the top

1/18/05; Montreal, Quebec; Bell Centre 1/20/05 WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T via disqualification Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Scotty 2 Hotty pinned Akio with the Worm Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Rene Dupree with the FU in a non-title match; after the bout, Kenzo Suzuki attacked Cena Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr.

1/25/05; Little Rock, AR; Alltel Arena 1/27/05: Eddie Guerrero, Booker T, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mark Jindrak, Luther Reigns, & Orlando Jordan at 14:33 when Guerrero pinned Jindrak with the Frog Splash WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroku) with the FU at 5:09 Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Paul London defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki, Shannon Moore, and Spike Dudley in a non-title match at 4:37 by pinning Spike with a 450 splash WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield fought Kurt Angle to a draw in a non-title last man standing match at 19:25 when neither man could answer the referee's 10 count

1/31/05; San Jose, CA; HP Pavilion 2/3/05 - featured WWE US Champion John Cena opening the show by cutting a performance on his being controversial as well as his performance in the Royal Rumble; moments later, Smackdown! GM Teddy Long came out and announced that an 8-man tournament would be held to determine the #1 contender to the Smackdown! World Title at WrestleMania, and if Batista decided to jump to Smackdown!, the match at WrestleMania would be a triple threat bout; upon the announcement, JBL came to the ring with Orlando Jordan and Amy Weber to complain about his upcoming match with the Big Show as well as his WrestleMania opponent, demanding that Long call off the tournament; after Long mentioned that Orlando would meet Cena in the opening round the following week, Cena fought off Orlando, threw him out of the ring, and hit the FU on JBL; included the announcement of the first batch of WWE Hall of Fame 2005 inductees - Paul Orndorff, the Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, Bob Orton Jr., and Jimmy Hart; featured a Triple H & Ric Flair / Braveheart ad promoting WrestleMania XXI in Hollywood; included Carlito Caribbean Cool telling GM Teddy Long that he had to be in Stamford, CT the following week to defend his job and his decisions against the WWE Board of Directors: Kurt Angle Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Nunzio (sub. for the local wrestler) at 2:29 via submission with the ankle lock, pulling Nunzio off the ropes, after hitting the Olympic Slam; prior to the bout, Angle cut a promo on attacking Shawn Michaels at the Royal Rumble, making him bleed, and making him tap; moments later, Nunzio came out and demanded a match to redeem himself for letting Angle steal his number in the Royal Rumble match Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Mark Jindrak at 5:06 with a roll up after a head scissors sent Jindrak head-first into the top turnbuckle The Big Show defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham in a non-title handicap match at 3:59 by pinning Doug with the chokeslam #1 Contender Tournament Quarter Finals: The Undertaker fought Rene Dupree to a double count-out at 12:37 when Luther Reigns grabbed Taker's leg, preventing him from getting back in the ring after Taker threw Dupree into the steel ring steps; early in the bout, Mark Jindrak and Luther Reigns came ringside to watch the match; after the match, Taker hit the tombstone on Dupree #1 Contender Tournament Quarter Finals: Booker T pinned Eddie Guerrero at 19:55 by reversing a suplex attempt into a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage

2/5/05; Saitama, Japan; Super Arena 2/10/05 - Akebono, former sumo champion, was in attendance for the event; featured a 'Basic Instinct'-themed WrestleMania XXI commercial featuring Stacy Keibler, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, Christian, the Fabulous Moolah, and Mae Young; included a seemingly-tranquilized JBL cutting a promo on an inflatable dinasaur that he brought ringside; after taking off his belt and his pants, revealing pink boxers underneath, the Big Show came to the ring; moments later, JBL attacked Show and hit the Clothesline from Hell, showing that he was not tranquilized as thought; the Bashams and Orlando Jordon soon came to the ring but all three received chokeslams from Show after JBL was knocked to the floor; during the commercial break, Show invited Akebono into the ring where the two men shook hands: Eddie Guerrero pinned Kenzo Suzuki with the Frog Splash at 3:58 after knocking Kenzo off the top Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak fought WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham to a no contest at around the 2:40 mark when the Undertaker's gong sounded, the lights went out, and when they came back on the Bashams were no longer in the ring but the Undertaker was; moments later, Taker assaulted Jindrak in the ring while Reigns watched on from the floor; while assaulting Jindrak, Taker kept his eyes on Reigns, implying that they had unfinished business stemming from the previous week's show WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 7:52 with the tornado DDT #1 Contender Tournament Quarter Finals: WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Orlando Jordan in a non-title match with the FU at 4:51 Torrie Wilson defeated Hiroku in a kimono match at 1:40 after a fireman's carry; after the bout, Hiroku ran backstage out of embarrasment; moments later, Torrie took off her own kimono for the fans prior to leaving the ring; as she made her way backstage, a seemingly-tranquilized JBL came out with an inflatable dinasaur #1 Contender Tournament Quarter Finals: Kurt Angle defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. via submission with the ankle lock at 20:00 after hitting the Olympic Slam

2/15/05; Cleveland, OH; Gund Arena 2/17/05: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Danny Basham WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki, Shannon Moore, & Paul London defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr., Spike Dudley, & Akio Kurt Angle Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Danny Jamondo #1 Contender Tournament Semi Finals: WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Booker T with the FU in a non-title match at 16:46 Luther Reigns pinned Nunzio The Undertaker pinned Mark Jindrak with the tombstone; after the bout, Luther Reigns assaulted Taker with a video camera

2/22/05; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center 2/24/05 - included exclusive footage from No Way Out explaining how JBL escaped the cage to defeat the Big Show; featured JBL's Celebration of Excellence in which he was recognized for being the longest reigning WWE World Champion in 10 years; eventually, the Big Show came out and wrecked the party until he was beaten down by JBL, Orlando Jordan, and the Bashams; moments later, John Cena made the save, with Teddy Long coming out and ordering a tag team match for the main event pitting Cena & Show vs. JBL & Orlando; included an in-ring segment with Teddy Long and Carlito Caribbean Cool in which Linda McMahon appeared on the big screen and said Long would remain Smackdown! GM by order of the WWE Board of Directors; moments later, Long told Carlito to show up early to work next week: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Doug & Danny Basham when Mysterio pinned Doug following the 619, Frog splash, and springboard legdrop at 12:53 Kurt Angle 3-minute Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Matt Martel via submission with the ankle lock at 2:10; after the bout, Tazz interviewed Angle in the ring regarding Shawn Michaels' challenge for a match at WrestleMania, with footage being shown from Raw where Michaels issued the challenge to Angle; rather than responding, Angle dropped the microphone and left the ring WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Sho Funaki with the Gory Bomb at 3:21; after the bout, Paul London cleared Guerrero from the ring with a dropsault The Undertaker defeated Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak in a handicap match at 1:21 when Jindrak submitted to a triangle choke as he attempted a cover; Jindrak worked the whole match himself after Reigns first refused to tag in and then was knocked off the apron by Taker; after the bout, Jindrak and Reigns argued until they eventually came to blows, fighting in and around ringside until referees separated the two WWE US Champion John Cena & the Big Show defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan when Cena pinned Orlando with the FU and Five Knuckle Shuffle at around the 7-minute mark after Show tackled Jordan

3/1/05; Albany, NY; Pepsi Arena 3/3/05: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns at 6:28 when Guerrero pinned Reigns Booker T defeated John Heidenreich via disqualification at 5:27 The Big Show & Michelle McCool defeated Rene Dupree & Dawn Marie when Show pinned Dupree at 2:31 Orlando Jordan pinned WWE US Champion John Cena to win the title at 15:25

3/8/05; Roanoke, VA; Civic Center 3/10/05 – included WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield, WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan, & the Bashams – surrounded by security guards, two of which were Sunjay Dutt & CW Anderson – conducted an in-ring segment in which JBL took John Cena’s spinner US title belt and used explosives to blow it up, then gave the previous version of the belt to Jordan; featured Teddy Long forcing Carlito Caribbean Cool to seek out the Undertaker and get his reaction to Randy Orton’s challenge for a match at WrestleMania; included John Cena coming out with a steel pipe and demanding to face JBL’s entire cabinet; moments later, Teddy Long came out and said that he couldn’t let Cena jeopardize the main event of WrestleMania but could give him a title rematch against Orlando Jordan later in the night; since Long wouldn’t help him, Cena dropped him with the FU; following the commercial break, it was announced Cena had been ejected from the building; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with the Big Show & Joy Giovanni in which Show formally accepted Akebono’s challenge to face him in a sumo match at WrestleMania; included a video recap of Christy Hemme’s Playboy photo shoot; featured an in-ring segment in which Carlito asked the Undertaker to come out and respond to Randy Orton’s challenge, with Taker appearing, accepting the challenge, and hitting the tombstone on Carlito: Booker T pinned John Heidenreich in a No DQ match at 7:22 with a scissors kick onto a steel chair, a Harlem sidekick, and a chair shot to the head Mark Jindrak pinned Luther Reigns with a left hand punch at 2:39 Kurt Angle Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Mike Haywood in a ladder match at 2:08 after applying the ankle lock and kicking his opponent out of the ring; prior to Haywood’s introduction, Angle showed a clip of the Shawn Michaels / Razor Ramon ladder match from WrestleMania X; after the contest, Angle, while sitting on the top of the ladder, showed a clip from WrestleMania V, talked about Marty Jannetty being Michaels’ former tag team partner, and stated that he would face Jannetty the following week on Smackdown! WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield & WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan via disqualification at 16:03 when JBL hit Mysterio with a steel chair as Rey attempted the 619 on Jordan; Doug & Danny Basham were in the challengers’ corner until the 6-minute mark when they were ejected for interfering; after the contest, the Bashams returned to the ring and helped JBL & Jordan attack the champions until John Cena came out of the crowd, cleared the ring with his steel pipe, and hit the FU on Jordan

3/15/05; Savannah, GA; Civic Center 3/17/05 - featured the contract signing for Randy Orton vs. the Undertaker at WrestleMania in which Orton eventually slapped Taker in the face, resulting in Taker messing with the lights, big screen, and stage pyro to scare Orton; included Carlito working at one of the concession stands, with him spraying a kid with ketchup when the kid asked for change, then spitting his hot dog at another customer before going back to read his copy of USA Today; featured an in-ring promo by the Big Show regarding facing Akebono at WrestleMania: Kurt Angle defeated Marty Jannetty at 17:56 via submission with the ankle lock into the heel hook after Jannetty failed an attempt at the Rocker Dropper Booker T pinned Luther Reigns at 4:02 with the scissors kick; John Heidenreich did guest commentary for the bout but didn't say a word during the match; after the contest, Heidenreich stood on the commentary table and read a poem, thanking Booker for the chair shot that helped him "see the light"; Booker's wife was featured at ringside during the match Paul London pinned Billy Kidman with the 450 splash at 5:33 after hitting a front suplex off the top John Cena, & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield, & Doug & Danny Basham

3/22/05; Memphis, TN; FedEx Forum 3/24/05: WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Scotty 2 Hotty Dawn Marie pinned Michelle McCool WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Charlie Haas & Hardcore Holly Booker T fought Rene Dupree to a no contest

3/29/05; Houston, TX; Reliant Arena 3/31/05 - included Jerry Lawler doing guest commentary for Tazz, whose father had passed away; featured Bob Orton Jr. coming out and asking the Undertaker to have mercy on his son at WrestleMania; after Taker refused, Randy Orton came out from behind as his dad distracted Taker, allowing Randy to drop Taker with the RKO (Bob Orton Jr.'s first appearance back after an absence of nearly 18 years); hip hop artist Baby Bash was in attendance; included Kurt Angle assaulting Josh Matthews backstage during an interview segment in which Matthews asked Angle what his strategy would be against Shawn Michaels, with Angle then dragging him out to the ring, referring to him as Shawn Michaels, dropping him with the Olympic Slam, and applying the ankle lock; moments later, Angle cut a promo on Michaels before a Kurt Angle video package ran on the big screen; featured the official weigh in for the Big Show / Akebono sumo match at WrestleMania, with Show weighing in at 493lbs and Akebono at 504lbs; moments later, Akebono requested to have a WWE wrestling match out of respect to Show: Danny Basham (w/ Doug Basham) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero with a roll up at 3:54 when Doug backdropped an interfering Rey Mysterio Jr. on the floor, causing Mysterio to accidentally kick Guerrero in the head; after the bout, Guerrero argued with Mysterio over the loss but the two men left ringside together Paul London defeated Billy Kidman, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., Akio, Spike Dudley, Scotty 2 Hotty, Sho Funaki, and Nunzio in a battle royal to win the title at 6:46; order of elimination: Chavo was eliminated by everyone else at the 9-second mark; Funaki by Nunzio when momentum sent Funaki over the top as he had a waistlock applied at 1:05; Nunzio by Kidman at 1:51; Spike by Scotty via a superkick after the Worm at 3:11; Scotty by Akio via a jumping kick off the middle turnbuckle as Scotty was on the ring apron at 4:09; Akio by Kidman when London sent Kidman into him with a dropkick as Akio was on the ring apron at 6:31; Kidman by London by pulling him out over the top by the head by his boots as London hung outside the ring by the top rope Booker T pinned Luther Reigns at 4:43 with the scissors kick Doug Basham (w/ Danny Basham) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero) at 2:35 after Guerrero ran in the ring to knock Danny off the apron and inadvertantly caused Mysterio to crotch himself on the top turnbuckle and fall to the mat; after the bout, Mysterio argued with Eddie over the finish but the two men eventually hugged Akebono pinned an unknown at the 58-second mark after catching him coming off the top and throwing him into the corner, then covering him in the traditional sumo stance; the Big Show sat at the commentary table for the duration of the match and, afterwards, gave his WrestleMania opponent a standing ovation John Cena fought Carlito Caribbean Cool to a no contest at around the 3-minute mark when John Bradshaw Layfield came to the ring with a number of police officers, who then arrested Cena for vandalizing JBL's limousine; after Cena was handcuffed, JBL assaulted him before being sent away by the officers (Carlito's return match from injury)

4/5/05; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena 4/7/05 - included an in-ring promo by John Bradshaw Layfield regarding his title loss to John Cena at WrestleMania, with JBL stating he wanted the world title back; moments later, Eddie Guerrero came out, followed soon after by Booker T, the Big Show, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Kurt Angle, with each man stating he was deserving of the title as well; Smackdown! GM Teddy Long then came out to the ring and informed JBL that there was no rematch clause in the contract he signed to face Cena at the pay-per-view and then stated that the 5 would compete to see which would be the #1 contender; several members of the San Diego Chargers were in attendance; featured a backstage confrontation between the Big Show and Luther Reigns after Show caught Reigns making fun of his sumo match loss to Akebono at WrestleMania; included an in-ring promo by the new WWE World Champion John Cena in which he thanked the fans for their support, went into the crowd, and said he would defend the championship against anyone: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London pinned Billy Kidman at 6:12 by rolling through on a fireman’s carry; Chavo Guerrero Jr. did guest commentary for the bout; during the contest, London began bleeding profusely from the head; after the match, Kidman attacked the champion from behind as London was distracted by Guerrero on the floor, with Chavo later helping double team London The Big Show pinned Luther Reigns with the chokeslam at 2:15 Kurt Angle defeated Jose Gonzalez in the Kurt Angle 5-minute Invitational at the 36-second mark via submission with the ankle lock; prior to the contest, Angle cut a promo in the ring regarding his win over Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania, wanting John Cena’s title, and facing Eddie Guerrero the following week; after the contest, Angle kicked his opponent and replied the ankle lock as a warning to Eddie Guerrero Torrie Wilson won a bikini contest also involving Jackie Gayda, Dawn Marie, Joy Giovanni, Michelle McCool, and Lauren Jones; the original line up was just Wilson, Dawn Marie, & Gayda but the other three came out before the decision was made; Michael Cole was the host for the contest #1 Contender Tournament Opening Round: John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. via disqualification at 17:16 when Eddie Guerrero interfered, pulling Mysterio off of JBL as he had him down in a cover, and assaulting Bradshaw moments after Bradshaw kicked him in the back of the head; Mysterio’s family was shown sitting at ringside during the contest; moments prior to the finish, Guerrero came ringside to counter the illegal interference of Jordan; after the bout, Guerrero and Mysterio were attacked by JBL, Orlando, and the Bashams until John Cena made the save and cleared the ring

4/12/05; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena 4/14/05 - included the first ever segment of Carlito's Cabana, with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. as his guest; after downplaying ill feelings between himself and Eddie Guerrero, Mysterio was interrupted by Melina, Joey Mercury, & Johnny Nitro, with Mercury & Nitro eventually knocking Mysterio out with their elevated double team DDT (MNM's TV debut); featured John Cena cutting an in-ring promo which was eventually interrupted by John Bradshaw Layfield, wearing the old WWE title belt, with JBL thinking he had intercepted Cena's newly designed world title belt but in actuality had stolen a container of pig guts; moments later, Cena dumped the remainder of guts over JBL's head before having his new title belt lowered from the rafters (the debut of Cena's custom title belt); included WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London, with his head bandaged after sustaining 18 stitches to the head the previous week, being interrupted by Chavo Guerrero Jr.; moments later, Billy Kidman attacked London from behind in the ring but the champion eventually fought off Chavo, knocking him out of the ring, and hit the 450 splash on Kidman: Booker T defeated WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan via disqualification when the Basham Brothers interfered; after the bout, the Big Show came out to make the save with Teddy Long soon following and ordering a handicap tag team match to take place immediately, pitting Booker & Show against Orlando & the Bashams Booker T & the Big Show defeated WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan, Doug & Danny Basham in a handicap match at 1:29 when Booker pinned Danny with the scissors kick; John Bradshaw Layfield did guest commentary for both bouts Torrie Wilson pinned Dawn Marie with a swinging neckbreaker at 2:27 John Heidenreich pinned an unknown at 2:19 with a sidewalk slam; after the bout, Heidenreich read a poem about passing gas, since he was in the Windy City #1 Contender's Tournament Opening Round: Kurt Angle pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero at 25:43 when Angle sent Rey Mysterio Jr., who came ringside moments earlier to steal away a steel chair from Angle, into Guerrero - with the chair hitting Guerrero in the head

4/18/05; New York City, NY; Madison Square Garden 4/21/05 - included WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero as a guest of Carlito's Cabana in which Rey Mysterio Jr. came out; moments later, the two shook hands and buried the hatchet for their issues over the previous few weeks; they were then interrupted by MNM on the big screen, shown backstage next to Guerrero's low rider; to goad Guerrero & Mysterio into granting them a title shot, MNM vandalized Guerrero's car; featured John Heidenreich inviting out his 'friend' the Brooklyn Brawler, with Heidenreich then reading a poem he wrote about the Brawler; moments later, Brawler ran down the poem, disowned New York, took off his Yankees' shirt and hat and put on a Red Sox shirt and hat instead; Heidenreich then attacked the Brawler, eventually hitting the sidewalk slam: #1 Contender's Tournament Opening Round: The Big Show fought Booker T to a double disqualification at 5:19 when Kurt Angle and John Bradshaw Layfield, who were both doing guest commentary, attacked Show and Booker on the outside to make sure neither man advanced in the tournament; Booker's wife Sharmel was at ringside for the match; after the bout, Show and Booker cleared the ring of the opposition; moments later, Teddy Long came out and ordered that a four-way match take place the following week in England between Angle, JBL, Booker, and Show to determine Cena's top contender and that Booker & Show would face Angle & JBL later in the show Matt Morgan pinned Brett Matthews at 1:18 with a suplex into a sidewalk slam (Morgan's TV return after an absence of over a year) Booker T & the Big Show defeated Kurt Angle & John Bradshaw Layfield at 13:11 when Show pinned JBL with the chokeslam after Booker hit the scissors kick; moments prior to the finish, Angle walked out on his partner Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the titles when Mercury pinned Mysterio at 10:26 after hitting the elevated double team DDT as Melina jumped on Guerrero on the floor to distract him; after the bout, Guerrero & Mysterio argued in the ring over the outcome with Guerrero shoving Mysterio to the mat; moments later, Mysterio confronted Guerrero on the floor and shoved him to the floor before walking backstage alone (Guerrero's last MSG appearance) WWE World Champion John Cena pinned WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan in a non-title match with the FU at 7:06 after Jordan collided with an interfering Danny Basham on the ring apron

4/26/05; Birmingham, England; NEC Arena 4/28/05: Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London via count-out WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro (w/ Melina) defeated Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. Matt Morgan pinned Mikey Whiplash #1 Contender Tournament Final Round: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Kurt Angle, the Big Show, and Booker T in an elimination match; Big Show was counted-out; Angle pinned Booker after a chair shot; JBL pinned Angle after Booker interfered and hit Angle with a chair; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the WWE World Title

5/3/05; Trenton, NJ; Sovereign Bank Arena 5/5/05 - included the world premiere of John Cena's "Bad Bad Man" music video: Matt Morgan pinned Rob Eckos with a vertical suplex into a urinage at 1:02 Booker T pinned WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan in a non-title match with the scissors kick at 5:09 WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated Scotty 2 Hotty & Shannon Moore at 3:20 when Mercury pinned Scotty following the Snapshot Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned Hardcore Holly with a backslide and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage at 3:27 Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a streetfight at 11:04 with a springboard seated senton, despite interference from MNM; after the bout, Eddie Guerrero came out and made the save, helped Mysterio to his feet, hugged him, and then brutally attacked him, eventually suplexing Mysterio onto the steel ring steps

5/10/05; Reading, PA; Sovereign Center 5/12/05: John Heidenreich pinned Spike Dudley with a sidewalk slam at 1:12 Chavo Guerrero Jr., WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London, Hardcore Holly, & Charlie Haas at 5:52 when Chavo pinned London by grabbing the ropes for leverage Jimmy Jacobs defeated Eddie Guerrero via disqualification at 3:26 after Guerrero hit a brainbuster onto a steel chair Matt Morgan pinned Sho Funaki at 1:15 with a vertical suplex into a urinage Kurt Angle fought Booker T to a double count-out at around the 5-minute mark

5/17/05; Sioux City, IA; Tyson Events Center 5/19/05 - featured an opening segment of Carlito's Cabana in which he introduced Matt Morgan as his new bodyguard; included a pre- promo by Kurt Angle, shown via sattelite, in which he apologized to Booker T & Sharmell for his actions the previous week but later referred to Sharmell as a gutter slut: Scotty 2 Hotty defeated John Bradshaw Layfield via disqualification at 1:54 when JBL refused to let Scotty out of the corner; after the bout, JBL choked Scotty with a belt until he said "I quit" Booker T pinned Mark Jindrak at 2:44 with the scissors kick; moments prior to the bout, Booker confronted Jindrak backstage after he implied Sharmell was a gutter slut; Booker then brawled with Jindrak through the backstage area, through the crowd, and into the ring John Heidenreich pinned WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan in a non-title match at 3:03 with a sidewalk slam Hardcore Holly pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Joey Mercury (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Johnny Nitro & Melina) at 4:51 with the Alabama Slam WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Doug & Danny Basham in a handicap match at 8:53 by pinning Danny with the FU

5/24/05; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center 5/26/05 - included a segment of Carlito's Cabana to open the show in which he, along with Matt Morgan, commented on beating the Big Show at Judgment Day; moments later, Teddy Long interrupted and announced that a battle royal would be held later in the night, with the winner earning the choice to face anyone on the roster; Carlito stated that when he wins the battle royal, he wants a title shot against John Cena; Long then announced that Carlito would also be involved in a one-on-one match against the Big Show; featured an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion John Cena regarding his victory at Judgment Day which was eventually interrupted by John Bradshaw Layfield, with JBL stating that Cena was the better man in their I Quit Match but that Cena would eventually burn himself out being champion and JBL would have the title again; Cena then presented a tribute video for JBL which turned out to be just a video loop of JBL quitting at Judgment Day; included a recap of the events from Raw involving Eric Bischoff, Vince McMahon, and Paul Heyman in regards of the ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view: Hardcore Holly & Charlie Haas defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro (w/ Melina) via disqualification at 12:11 when Nitro hit Holly over the head with a steel chair to prevent the pinfall after Holly hit the Alabama Slam on Mercury; after the bout, Haas briefly chased the champions around ringside with the chair The Big Show pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool with the chokeslam at 3:24; early in the contest, Matt Morgan - who was in Carlito's corner - was ejected from ringside; after the bout, Morgan returned to the ring, attacked Show, and eventually dropped him with an F5 onto the commentary table at ringside Kurt Angle Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Robert ? via submission with the ankle lock at 1:17 after hitting the Olympic Slam; prior to the bout, Angle cut an anti-ECW promo saying it was garbage and mentioned that when he was at an ECW event in 1996 it was so bad that he left halfway through the show; Angle then said he would lead a group of Smackdown! volunteers to invade ECW's One Night Stand; after Angle mentioned Tazz in the promo, Tazz took off his headset but remained sitting at ringside; after the contest, Angle asked for the battle royal to begin immediately Kurt Angle won a 22-man battle royal at 26:05 by last eliminating Rey Mysterio Jr. with the Olympic Slam after landing a low blow as Mysterio attempted a springboard into the ring Other participants included: John Heidenreich, Carlito Caribbean Cool (w/ Matt Morgan), Charlie Haas, Hardcore Holly, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro, Mark Jindrak, Eddie Guerrero, Doug & Danny Basham, Booker T, Billy Kidman, Scotty 2 Hotty, Sho Funaki, Shannon Moore, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London, Nunzio, Akio, WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. Order of elimination: London by Chavo via a blow to the back as London was on the ropes in the corner hitting Akio (0:43); Funaki by Angle via a hiptoss (1:28); Mercury by Kidman via a clothesline after Mercury missed a clothesline of his own (1:40); Akio by Booker (2:11); Jindrak by Heidenreich (2:35); Nitro by the Bashams via a double clothesline (took place during the commercial break); Kidman by Holly via a suplex (7:02); Heidenreich by Angle via a backdrop as Heidenreich attempted a charge (7:17); Chavo by Scotty via a backdrop as Chavo attempted a charge (8:43); Haas by Angle via a throw (9:06); Nunzio by Matt Morgan from the floor as Nunzio attempted to eliminate Carlito (9:25); Moore by Matt Morgan from the floor as Moore attempted to eliminate Carlito (9:29); Carlito by Booker (9:34); Scotty by Eddie (9:44); Holly by Angle & Guerrero (10:15); Guerrero by Mysterio via a throw from the apron (11:00); after the elimination, Mysterio continued to attack Guerrero until officials intervened; Danny by Booker (18:23); Orlando by Booker (18:26); Doug by Booker via a backdrop (18:29); Booker by Angle (18:32) Prior to the bout, Eddie Guerrero attacked Mysterio from behind in the aisle, with Mysterio sustaining a number of chair shots before being helped backstage by officials; Mysterio did not return until around the 10:30 mark; due to pre-match stipulations, Angle earned the right to wrestle anyone on the roster the following week; after the bout, Angle said he wanted a match with Booker T's wife Sharmell

5/31/05; Edmonton, Alberta; Rexall Place 6/2/05: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury defeated Charlie Haas & Hardcroe Holly in a 15-minute Ironman matche, 2 falls to 1; fall #1: Mercury pinned Holly; 1-0 fall #2: Mercury pinned Haas; 2-0 fall #3: Haas pinned Mercury; 2-1 Kurt Angle defeated Booker T & Sharmell in a handicap match John Heidenreich pinned Devon Nickelson John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Nunzio WWE World Champion John Cena & the Big Show defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool & Matt Morgan

6/7/05; Kansas City, Mo; Kemper Arena 6/9/05 – included an opening in-ring segment with Teddy Long in which John Cena’s draft to Raw was shown; moments later, John Bradshaw Layfield came out to interrupt Long and argued why he should immediately be named champion of Smackdown; Long replied that no decisions regarding the title would be made until the end of the month and then introduced Smackdown’s first pick in the draft lottery as Chris Benoit; moments later, Benoit and JBL had words over Benoit’s time spent in ECW leading to Benoit challenging JBL to a match later in the night and Long making the match official; moments later, JBL attempted to attack Benoit but was taken down with a German suplex and narrowly avoided the Crippler Crossface being applied: Carlito Caribbean Cool (w/ Matt Morgan) pinned Charlie Haas (w/ Hardcore Holly) with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage at 3:54; after the bout, Morgan hit the F5 on Haas WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London fought Akio to a no contest in a non-title match when Eddie Guerrero came out at the 2-minute mark, grabbed a mic, and entered the ring to cut a promo, eventually assaulting both participants and throwing them to the floor; London came back into the ring twice and was thrown out twice by Guerrero; Guerrero went on to say he was disrespected in the ring, backstage, and by the fans who think he can’t beat Rey Mysterio Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Kurt Angle with the scissors kick at 17:46 after Angle swung a steel chair against the ropes and accidentally hit himself in the head with it after Booker moved out of the way; prior to the bout, Angle cut a promo in the ring and gave Tazz an ultimatum to decide if he was going to be on Angle’s anti-ECW team or not; after the commercial break, Angle confronted Tazz on the floor, demanding an answer; when Tazz refused, Angle started to walk away but ended up hitting Tazz in the head with the microphone and following with a steel chair shot to the head, busting Tazz open John Heidenreich pinned Rory Fox at the 27-second mark with the sidewalk slam; prior to the bout, Heidenreich brought out a young lady from the crowd as his ‘friend’; after the bout, Heidenreich brought the woman into the ring and read a poem Chris Benoit defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan, Doug & Danny Basham) via disqualification at 13:09 when Kurt Angle interfered as JBL was trapped in the Crippler Crossface; prior to the bout, Paul Heyman, the Dudley Boyz, Tommy Dreamer, Rhyno, and the Sandman came ringside, with Heyman doing guest commentary alongside Michael Cole; mid-way through the bout, Carlito Caribbean Cool and Matt Morgan came out to be in JBL’s corner; after the bout, the ECW and WWE contingents battled in the ring with Tazz, his head bandaged, Balls Mahoney, and Axl Rotten coming out to join the ECW group clear the ring

6/14/05; Hershey, PA; Giant Center 6/16/05 - featured an in-ring segment to open the show in which John Bradshaw Layfield cut a promo on the ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view; included Booker T & Sharmell as guests of Carlito's Cabana; featured John Heidenreich coming to the ring with a five pound Hershey bar to read a poem as Michelle McCool, Joy Giovanni, Lauren Jones, and Jackie Gayda threw Hershey Kisses into the crowd; moments later, MNM came out and attacked Heidenreich: Chris Benoit defeated Doug Basham at 6:30; after the bout, JBL's cabinet attacked Benoit until the Undertaker came out to make the save Eddie Guerrero defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London in a non-title match via submission with the El Passo Lasso at 4:25; after the bout, Rey Mysterio Jr. ran to the ring with a steel chair, leading to both men brawling into the backstage area until Mysterio was locked in a truck trailer The Big Show defeated Matt Morgan via disqualification at 5:06 when Carlito Caribbean Cool hit Show with a steel chair WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan pinned Hardcore Holly at 5:00 John Bradshaw Layfield pinned the Undertaker in a No DQ match at 16:46 after Randy Orton, making his Smackdown! debut after being picked in the draft lottery, interfered and hit the RKO on Taker

6/21/05; Tucson, AZ; Convention Center 6/23/05: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Joey Mercury pinned John Heidenreich at 3:53 after WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Johnny Nitro hit a superkick on Heidenreich while the referee was distracted by Melina fighting with Michelle McCool on the floor WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London fought Chavo Guerrero Jr. to a no contest at 3:33 when Juventud Guerrera, Super Crazy, & Psychosis interfered (Guerrera, Crazy, & Psychosis' surprise debut) Muhammad Hassan pinned the Big Show at around the 6-minute mark after hitting a double axe handle off the top, causing Show to strike himself in the throat with a steel chair (the bout began during the commercial break) Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Eddie Guerrero with the 619 and springboard legdrop to the back of the head at around the 26-minute mark (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man)

6/27/05; Anaheim, CA; Arrowhead Pond 6/30/05: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London fought Chavo Guerrero Jr. to a no contest at 4:07 when Juventud Guerrera, Super Crazy, and Psychosis interfered and attacked both wrestlers Melina (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury) pinned Michelle McCool at 1:55 with her feet on the ropes for leverage after a powerbomb out of the corner; after the bout, Nitro & Mercury hit the Snapshot on McCool before they were cleared from the ring by John Heidenreich John Bradshaw Layfield defeated the Undertaker, Chris Benoit, Booker T, Christian, and Muhammad Hassan in an elimination match at around the 33-minute mark; Taker was disqualified at 8:43 after hitting Hassan with a steel chair; Hassan was counted-out; JBL pinned Benoit with a DDT at around the 18:45 mark; Christian pinned Booker with a roll up at around the 32-minute mark; JBL pinned Christian with the Clothesline from Hell; stipulations stated the winner would become the new world champion on Smackdown!; moments later, Teddy Long came out and said JBL couldn't be the new champion because Smackdown! had just drafted its new world champion; he then introduced World Heavyweight Champion Batista; JBL was then named the #1 contender (Batista's surprise return to Smackdown! after a 3-year absence)

7/4/05; Sacramento, CA; Arco Arena 7/7/05: Chris Benoit defeated Booker T via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 7:09; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the WWE US Title The Blue Meanie pinned John Bradshaw Layfield at 4:18 in a No DQ match after World Heavyweight Champion Batista interfered and hit a spinebuster on JBL WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury defeated Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. at 6:39 when Mercury pinned Mysterio with the Snapshot Matt Morgan fought William Regal to a no contest when Juventud Guerrera, Super Crazy, & Psychosis attacked Morgan during Regal's entrance The Undertaker pinned Daivari (w/ Muhammad Hassan) with the tombstone at 1:27; after the bout, several masked men attacked the Undertaker, choking him out with a wire before Hassan put Taker in the camel clutch World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Christian in a non-title match with the sit-down powerbomb at around the 11-minute mark; after the bout, John Bradshaw Layfield & WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan attempted to attack Batista but he fought them off and dropped Jordan with a spinebuster and the sit-down powerbomb after JBL left the ring

7/12/05; Worcester, MA; DCU Center 7/14/05: Juventud Guerrera, Super Crazy, & Psychosis defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London, Scotty 2 Hotty, & Sho Funaki at 5:43 when Guerrera pinned London with the 450 splash John Heidenreich fought an unknown to a no contest when he was attacked before the match by WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury; moments later, Road Warrior Animal appeared and cleared the ring; moments later, Nitro & Mercury, after escaping into the crowd, cut a promo challenging Heidenreich & Road Warrior Animal a tag team title shot at the Great American Bash Eddie Guerrero defeated Hardcore Holly via submission at around the 11-minute mark with a Texas Cloverleaf after hitting Holly's knee with a steel pipe Christian pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) at the 20-second mark with the Unprettier; Christian attacked Booker before the match and repeatedly threw him into the ringpost and steel steps World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan (w/ John Bradshaw Layfield) with the sit-down powerbomb at 6:58, despite interference from JBL; after the bout, JBL attacked the champion's injured knee, hit the Clothesline from Hell, and then held up the world title as the show ended

7/19/05; Baltimore, MD; 1st Mariner Arena 7/21/05 - featured vignettes before and after most of the commercial breaks in which JBL was portrayed as an American icon; included an in-ring segment in which Melina interrupted Candice Michelle and, after mentioning that Michelle would be the guest referee for her match with Torrie Wilson at the Great American Bash, attacked Candice and stripped her down to her bra and panties until Torrie made the save; featured footage from the Great American Bash press conference in Buffalo, NY; featured a vignette promoting the debut of the Boogeyman; included the announcement that the bWo would face the Mexicools at the Great American Bash; included a Great American Bash victory speech from JBL, dressed as Uncle Sam, in which he unveiled a mock Smackdown! magazine cover with him standing over Batista holding the World Heavyweight Title; moments later, Batista came out to counter JBL's prediction of victory; the incident led to Batista fighting off both JBL and Orlando Jordan, hitting the spinebuster on Jordan, scaring JBL out of the ring, and then putting on his Uncle Sam garb as the show came to a close: Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Super Crazy (w/ Juventud Guerrera & Psychosis) via disqualification at 16:59 when Eddie Guerrero, who came out early in the match to do guest commentary, stole away Psychosis' lawn rake and broke it over Mysterio's back John Heidenreich & Road Warrior Animal defeated Julio Dinero & Nick Berk at the 31-second mark when Animal scored the pin following the Doomsday Device Chris Benoit (mystery opponent chosen by Teddy Long) defeated Eddie Guerrero via count-out at 17:33 when Guerrero walked out of the match after being briefly locked in the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, Rey Mysterio jumped Guerrero from behind in the aisle and assaulted him until officials and referees pulled him away Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Simon Dean with the scissors kick at 1:41; after the bout, Booker threw Dean out of the ring, grabbed a mic, and cut a promo on facing Christian at the Great American Bash

7/26/05; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena 7/28/05 - included an opening segment in which JBL interrupted Teddy Long's in-ring promo and stated that he, because of the fine print in the contract that said if he beat Batista at the Great American Bash and didn't get the belt then he would get a one-on-one rematch, demanded to be the #1 contender; Long then made a match between him and the Undertaker to determine the challenger for Summer Slam; featured a backstage segment with Melina debuting Jillian as her and MNM's new 'fixer'; included a vignette promoting the debut of the Boogeyman; featured Eddie Guerrero interrupting Rey Mysterio's in-ring promo alongside his son Dominic, with Eddie revealing his secret was that Dominic was really his son and not Rey's; after Mysterio admitted to Dominic that the story was true, Dominic ran into the crowd, with Rey following him soon thereafter; moments later, Guerrero did a sit-down promo in the ring to elaborate on the story, saying that while he was separated from his wife, Eddie fathered a child from another woman; because Rey and his wife couldn't have a child, Eddie gave Rey Dominic; Guerrero said that the story would continue with chapter 2 the following week: Chris Benoit & Booker T (w/ Sharmell) defeated WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan & Christian at 17:23 when Jordan submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface; at the end of the match, Christian had the opportunity to break Benoit's hold but opted to instead slide out to the floor; Jordan wore bandages around his shoulder to protect injuries sustained after the JBL / Batista match at the Great American Bash WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Chris Hamrick & Chuck Sealy at the 37-second mark when Animal scored the pin following the Doomsday Device (Heidenreich's first appearance with a mohawk) Melina (w/ Jillian) pinned Torrie Wilson (w/ Candice Michelle) with her feet on the ropes at 4:26 after Torrie was dropped throat-first across the top rope; after the bout, Jillian attacked Candice William Regal fought Scotty 2 Hotty to a no contest to a no contest when the Mexicools immediately came out on their riding lawnmower and tried selling popcorn, nachos, and drinks to the ringside fans; moments later, Super Crazy beat up the referee which led to all three Mexicools attacking the two participants on the floor John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan) pinned the Undertaker at around the 22-minute mark when Randy Orton interfered and hit Taker with the RKO, moments after JBL sustained the tombstone; due to pre-match stipulations, JBL earned a world title shot for Summer Slam (the match began during the commercial break)

8/2/05; Bridgeport, CT; Harbor Yard Arena 8/4/05 - featured Rey Mysterio Jr. as a guest of the Peep Show in which Eddie Guerrero appeared on the big screen, distracting Mysterio long enough for Christian to attack Rey from behind and hit the Unprettier; included a backstage promo by Jillian Hall regarding her facial blimish as well as being MNM's fixer; featured the official contract signing for the Batista / JBL rematch at Summer Slam, during which Batista allowed JBL to pick the stipulation of his choice, with JBL choosing it to be a no holds barred contest; included an in-ring promo by Randy Orton regarding his WrestleMania loss to the Undertaker before challenging Taker to a rematch at Summer Slam; moments later, the lights went out and the Undertaker accepted the challenge over the PA; featured a vignette promoting the debut of the Boogeyman: Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina & Jillian Hall) defeated Chris Benoit & Booker T (w/ Sharmell) at 13:24 when Mercury pinned Booker with a roll up and grabbing the ropes for leverage after Booker threw an interfering Hall out of the ring as Hall attacked Sharmell inside the ring; at the time of the finish, Benoit had Nitro in the Crippler Crossface on the floor Psychosis & Super Crazy defeated William Regal & Scotty 2 Hotty when Psychosis pinned Scotty with the legdrop off the top after Regal walked out of the match (match not televised) WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Josh Daniels & Damien ? in a non-title match at 1:23 when Heidenreich scored the pin following the Doomsday Device (Heidenreich's debut in the LOD face paint) Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Christian at 19:01 with the 619 and springboard legdrop after avoiding the Unprettier; mid-way through the bout, Eddie Guerrero and an unknown woman came out and sat on the stage to watch the contest; after the match, Mysterio grabbed the mic and challenged Guerrero to fight him then and there, with Eddie refusing and instead introducing the woman as Anna who gave Rey a copy of "chapter 2", Eddie's official custody papers; Guerrero then told Rey to bring Dominick to Smackdown! the following week so he could claim him as his own; after Rey tried to convince Eddie to drop the issue, Eddie unveiled the fact that Anna was his attorney and argued the courts would side in his favor

8/9/05; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena 8/11/05 - featured World Heavyweight Champion Batista as a guest of the Peep Show during which Christian challenged the champion to a match later in the show, with Batista accepting; included footage from the Summer Slam Press Conference held the previous Tuesday; featured Randy Orton confronting Teddy Long backstage regarding his mystery opponent, with Long only telling him that the opponent is a legend and a legendary opponent of the Undertaker; included an in-ring segment in which Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio Jr., with his wife and Dominick, made an arguement over who should have custody of Dominick to a social worker; Rey eventually challenged Eddie to a match at Summer Slam in their 'final' battle, the winner of which would win custody of Dominick, with Eddie accepting; moments later, the social worker said both Mysterio and Guerrero were nuts, then said Dominick would have to go into foster care until their issue was resolved; featured Jillian Hall challenging Booker T & Sharmell to a match with Joey Mercury & Melina for the following week's Smackdown!; included the music video for John Cena's "Right Now": Booker T (w/ Sharmell) defeated Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) with the scissors kick at 4:33 after Sharmell pulled Melina off the ring apron; Mercury was escorted to the ring by Melina, Jillian Hall, & Johnny Nitro but both Hall and Nitro were sent backstage during the early moments of the match WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Scotty Sabre & Jason Static in a non-title match at 2:14 when Animal pinned Static following the Doomsday Device; during the bout, MNM were shown watching on from backstage Randy Orton fought Kamala (w/ Kimchee) to a no contest at around 3:10 when, after Orton hit the RKO on his opponent, the lights went out in the arena and a message from the Undertaker was shown on the big screen Psychosis & Super Crazy (w/ Juventud Guerrera) defeated William Regal & Scotty 2 Hotty at 3:44 when Psychosis pinned Scotty with the legdrop off the top moments after Regal walked out of the match; Scotty worked the entire match by himself Chris Benoit defeated Simon Dean via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 2:25 following three consecutive German suplexes World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated Christian via disqualification in a non-title match at 5:14 when John Bradshaw Layfield interfered as the champion attempted the sit-down powerbomb; after the bout, Batista threw JBL to the floor but eventually sustained four steel chair shots from Bradshaw as the show came to a close

8/16/05; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre 8/18/05: Joey Mercury & Melina defeated Booker T & Sharmell WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated two unknowns John Bradshaw Layfield fought Sho Funaki to a no contest Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Simon Dean Randy Orton defeated Chris Benoit

8/23/05; Greensboro, NC; Coliseum 8/25/05 - included the debut of Palmer Canon, representing 'The Network'; featured Booker T & Sharmell as guests of the Peep Show in which the Mexicools attacking Christian during the segment until Booker made the save after Sharmell was knocked down: Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) pinned Hardcore Holly with the RKO at 10:30 WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Heidenreich (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Road Warrior Animal) defeated Joey Mercury (w/ Johnny Nitro, Melina, & Jillian Hall) via disqualification at 2:48 after Mercury hit Heidenreich in the knee with a steel chair Psychosis & Super Crazy defeated Christian & Booker T (w/ Sharmell) at 5:38 when Psychosis pinned Booker following a double back suplex; late in the contest, Christian walked out on his partner Christy Hemme won a lingerie contest over Stacy Keibler (not televised) Ken Kennedy pinned Sho Funaki at 3:00 with the Green Bay Plunge World Heavyweight Champion Batista, WWE US Champion Chris Benoit, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated John Bradshaw Layfield, Orlando Jordan, & Eddie Guerrero when Batista pinned Jordan with the sit-down powerbomb

8/30/05; Jacksonville, FL; Veterans Memorial Arena 9/1/05: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Heidenreich (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Road Warrior Animal) pinned Joey Mercury (w/ Johnny Nitro & Melina) at 3:53 with a double choke powerbomb; after the bout, MNM hit the Snapshot on Heidenreich WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Orlando Jordan via submission with the Crippler Crossface at the 23.5-second mark Christy Hemme fought Stacy Keibler to a no contest when Sylvan Grenier came out to interrupt the bout and posed in the ring until he was chased off by Hardcore Holly Ken Kennedy pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) with the Green Bay Plunge at 7:03 as Booker was distracted by Christian arguing with Sharmell at ringside World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Simon Dean with the sit-down powerbomb at 2:24 William Regal & Paul Birchill defeated Scotty 2 Hotty & Sho Funaki at 2:34 when Scotty submitted to Birchill's armbar Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with a RKO off the top

9/6/05; Atlanta, GA; Gwinnett Center 9/9/05 - as a result of the 'Shelter from the Storm' Hurricane Katrina benefit concert televised live on NBC, ABC, CBS, the WB, Fox, PAX, UPN, SOAP, FX, WGN, E!, USA, TBS, SPEED, Oxygen, Showtime, and Bravo the 1st hour of the show aired exclusively on WWE.com while the 2nd hour aired as part of the 1-hour Friday night debut of Smackdown! 1st hour - featured a backstage segment with Ken Kennedy and Sharmell in which Kennedy tried to create dissention between Booker T and Chris Benoit by mentioning that Benoit had yet to defend the US title against Booker; included an in-ring promo by the Undertaker, with Randy Orton & Bob Orton Jr. appearing on the stage moments later and Randy bringing out an oversized check in the sum of $1,426 for the Undertaker's retirement fund; the money was raised from the sale of a copy of the Undertaker's new DVD autographed by both Ortons, with Randy matching what was raised with his own money; moments later, Taker caused lightning to strike the check, setting it on fire, as the Ortons ran backstage: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) at 8:56 when Animal pinned Mercury after hitting him with one of the title belts, moments after Melina interfered and attempted to hit Animal with the weapon Ken Kennedy pinned Paul London with the forward roll Samoan Drop off the top at 3:32; after the bout, Teddy Long & Palmer Canon were seen watching on from the crowd Paul Burchill (w/ William Regal) defeated Scotty 2 Hotty via submission with an armbar at 3:35 following a shoulderbreaker; prior to the bout, Burchill cut an in-ring promo on the previous week's match with Scotty; Regal did guest commentary for the bout 2nd hour - included a video montage on Batista: Eddie Guerrero pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a steel cage match at 17:19 with the frog splash moments after avoiding a crossbody off the top of the cage; during the closing moments, Guerrero had the opportunity to leave through the door but decided instead to get the pin (the debut of Guerrero's new music) (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary) WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Orlando Jordan via submission with the Crippler Crossface at the 22.5-second mark after avoiding a punch World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated John Bradshaw Layfield in a bullrope match at 12:39 when, after both men had touched 3 corners, the champion hit a spinebuster on JBL to reach the 4th and final corner; prior to the bout, Teddy Long announced that the Undertaker would face Randy Orton the following week

9/12/05; Little Rock, AR; Alltel Arena 9/16/05: Christian & Orlando Jordan defeated WWE US Champion Chris Benoit & Booker T (w/ Sharmell) when Christian pinned Benoit with the Unprettier after Orlando caused Benoit to land throat-first across the top rope; the bout was originally Benoit vs. Christian in a non-title match but was changed to a tag team encounter when Orlando helped in double teaming Benoit before the match began, with Booker coming out to make the save WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury via disqualification Ken Kennedy defeated Biohazard World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Nunzio The Undertaker pinned Randy Orton at around the 17-minute mark with the tombstone after fighting off an interfering Bob Orton Jr. and avoided Randy's RKO; mid-way in the match, Bob Orton Jr. arrived ringside with a U-Haul, a casket inside; late in the match, the casket was opened to reveal Undertaker's image inside (the match began during the commercial break) (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

9/20/05; Lubbock, TX; United Spirit Arena 9/23/05 - included Eddie Guerrero claiming to be very sick for the duration of the show, with Batista eventually having a Dr. Barnett examine Guerrero; featured Jillian Hall introducing JBL, who then came to the ring on a horse and cut a promo on his West Texas upbringing and his current residence in New York City; included an in-ring segment, with an open casket in the ring and what appeared to be a dummy Undertaker in the casket, in which Bob Orton Jr. introduced Randy Orton; Randy then cut a promo on Taker, during which the audience was clued into the face that the real Undertaker was in the casket; moments later, Taker grabbed Randy by the throat and threw him into the casket, knocking it over; both Ortons then quickly retreated backstage; featured the announcement that the Undertaker would face both Randy & Bob Orton Jr. in a handicap casket match at No Mercy: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Christian with a roll up at 9:28 as Christian was distracted after Sharmell grabbed his foot from ringside WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Jarod Steele & Anthony Galetty in a non-title match at 1:10 when Animal pinned Galetty following the Doomsday Device Hardcore Holly (w/ Stacy Keibler & Christy Hemme) defeated Sylvian Grenier via count-out at 4:35 when Grenier walked out of the match after being punched in the face Ken Kennedy pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 5:20 with the forward roll Samoan Drop off the top after Mysterio became distracted by JBL at ringside on a horse; prior to the bout, Kennedy hit a low blow on ring announcer Chad Patton and had a microphone lowered from the ceiling so he could do his own introduction Bobby Lashley pinned Simon Dean with a modified face-first slam at 2:51; prior to the bout, Dean issued an open challenge to face anyone in the back (Lashley's surprise TV debut) WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Orlando Jordan via submission with the Crippler Crossface at the 49.8-second mark World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Eddie Guerrero defeated Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) at 5:58 when Guerrero pinned Mercury with the Frog Splash after tagging himself in immediately after Batista hit the sit-down powerbomb; Guerrero spent the entire match in the aisle, appearing to be doubled over in pain due to his illness; after the contest, Guerrero raised Batista's hand in victory

9/27/05; Laredo, TX; Entertainment Center 9/30/05 - included several segments focusing on the history and culture of Laredo; featured the announcement that JBL would face Rey Mysterio Jr. at No Mercy and that Road Warrior Animal, John Heidenreich, & Christy Hemme would face Johnny Nitro, Joey Mercury & Melina; included Vince McMahon meeting with Teddy Long & Palmer Canon backstage in which Long named Batista, Chris Benoit, Christian, JBL, Rey Mysterio Jr, and Eddie Guerrero as some of the Smackdown! talent that would be appearing at the Raw Homecoming but failed to announce any specific match: John Bradshaw Layfield & Ken Kennedy defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Hardcore Holly at 7:35 when JBL pinned Holly with the Clothesline from Hell; prior to the contest, JBL, dressed as an illegal immigrant, cut an in-ring promo in which he said he had recently visited Rey Mysterio's entire family; moments later, Ken Kennedy came to the ring but cut a promo on JBL's donkey on the way down, claiming it was Tony Chimel Melina (w/ Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury) pinned Christy Hemme at 4:41 after Nitro tripped Hemme from the floor; after the bout, Melina instructed MNM to hit the Snapshot on Hemme but Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich came out to make the save The Undertaker pinned Bob Orton Jr. at 5:10 with the tombstone after clotheslining an interfering Randy Orton to the floor; prior to the bout Bob Orton cut an in-ring promo on he and Randy's handicap casket match against the Undertaker at No Mercy (Bob Orton's in-ring return after an 18-year absence) Bobby Lashley pinned Russell Simpson with a modified face-first slam at 2:24; after the bout, Simon Dean came to the ring and gave Lashley a Simon System shake so that, when the two faced off at No Mercy, Lashley would have no excuse after he lost; Lashley stomped the shake and quickly threw Dean to the floor Orlando Jordan defeated Booker T (w/ Sharmell) and Christian at around the 5-minute mark by pinning Booker with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage as Booker attempted to catapult Christian; prior to the bout, Christian, during a segment of the Peep Show, challenged WWE US Champion Chris Benoit to a title shot at No Mercy after pinning Benoit 2 weeks prior; moments later, Booker T & Sharmell interrupted, claiming Booker should have the title shot; Orlando Jordan then interrupted, claiming he should have the title shot instead; Teddy Long then appeared on the stage and said Benoit would be the one to decide who gets the title shot and that, in the meantime, Christian, Booker, and Orlando would compete in a triple threat match; after the contest, Benoit came out and said he would allow all three men to challenge him for the US title at the pay-per-view (the match began during the commercial break) WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Eddie Guerrero via disqualification at 9:55 when MNM interfered and hit Animal with two steel chairs; after the bout, Guerrero accidentally hit Batista in the back with one of the chairs when Joey Mercury moved out of the way, just as Batista was about to hit the sit-down powerbomb on Johnny Nitro; moments later, Guerrero tossed the chair to Mercury and played injured, with Batista then hitting a spinebuster on Mercury and following with a steel chair blow to the back after thinking Mercury was responsible for the chair shot; after the bout, Batista and Guerrero raised each other's hands

10/4/05; Austin, TX; Frank Erwin Center 10/7/05 - included an in-ring promo by Eddie Guerrero which was interrupted by Batista, who showed footage of Eddie accidentally hitting him in the back with a steel chair the previous week, then warning him that there would be consequences if the same thing happened later in the night; featured a backstage segment in which JBL went looking for Rey Mysterio Jr., eventually confronting a Rey teddy bear at one of the merchandise stands before entering the ring area and cutting a promo on facing Mysterio at No Mercy and mentioning how weak Texas has become: Sylvan pinned Hardcore Holly after Ken Kennedy, who came ringside moments earlier, hit Holly with a microphone Bobby Lashley defeated Eddie Craven Booker T defeated Orlando Jordan World Heavyweight Champion Batista, WWE US Champion Chris Benoit, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated John Bradshaw Layfield, Christian, & Eddie Guerrero when Batista pinned Christian after Guerrero pulled down the ropes causing JBL to fall to the floor; after the bout, Batista came to Guerrero's aid after JBL and Christian attacked their partner WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated William Regal & Paul Birchill via disqualification Roddy Piper defeated Randy Orton & Bob Orton Jr. in a handicap match

10/11/05; San Antonio, TX; SBC Arena 10/14/05 - included an opening segment in which Randy & Bob Orton Jr. came out, with Randy saying that his win over the Undertaker at No Mercy proved that he should be the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title; moments later, Eddie Guerrero interrupted by saying he wanted a rematch with Batista; Batista soon appeared and said the two would battle later in the show to see who was more deserving; featured Stacy Keibler as a guest of the Peep Show in which she was asked about her supposed love triangle with Jennifer Aniston; moments later, Jillian Hall came out in an attempt to become Stacy's new PR agent, with Stacy eventually knocking Jillian to the mat: Psychosis, Super Crazy, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated William Regal, Paul Birchill, Johnny Nitro, & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina); after the bout, Crazy & Psychosis were assaulted by two unknowns (the surprise debut of John & Chad Toland) WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Orlando Jordan via submission with the Sharpshooter; pre-match stipulations stated that if Jordan tapped out to the Crippler Crossface then he would have been forced to quit the business Booker T (w/ Sharmell) defeated John Bradshaw Layfield, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Christian by pinning Mysterio with the scissors kick after Sharmell tripped Mysterio; pre-match stipulations stated that the winner would receive a US title shot the following week Bobby Lashley defeated Nunzio (w/ Big Vito) with a face-first slam Eddie Guerrero defeated Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) via disqualification when Bob Orton interfered as Guerrero attempted the Frog Splash; after the bout, Batista came out to make the save; as the show came to a close, Teddy Long came out and announced that Batista & Guerrero would face the Ortons the following week

10/18/05; Reno, NV; Lawlor Events Center 10/21/05 - featured a vignette covering the career of the Undertaker, ending with 'RIP 1990 - 2005'; included Randy Orton telling Teddy Long that his father was too injured to compete in the main event; Long said that Randy would either go the match by himself or would have to find another partner; featured an interview with John Bradshaw Layfield & Jillian Hall regarding JBL's entrance music playing on Raw, with JBL saying he had no idea of how that happened and had no intention of appearing on what he regarded as the lesser show; included a vignette footage of tickets going on sale for WrestleMania 22 in Chicago; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long & Palmer Canon in which Canon introduced several of the talent in the new midget division; moments later, the Boogeyman briefly appeared, scaring Long; included the announcement that WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich would defend the following week against MNM, the Mexicools, and William Regal & Paul Birchill: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit to win the title at 15:36 with the scissors kick after Sharmell hit a low blow on Benoit from behind Matt Hardy pinned Simon Dean with the Twist of Fate at 4:25 (Hardy's return to Smackdown! after a 2-year absence) Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) via disqualification at 6:14 when Edge came out of the crowd and hit the spear on Mysterio as Mysterio was distracted by Edge's entrance music; after the bout, JBL chased Edge into the crowd; moments later, Chris Masters made a surprise appearance and applied the full nelson on Mysterio, easily fighting off Sho Funaki, Paul London, Brian Kendrick, and Scotty 2 Hotty, before Hardcore Holly, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich came out to scare Masters from the ring; after the commercial break, Teddy Long met with Rey Mysterio Jr. and many of the faces and heels of Smackdown! about getting payback on Edge and the Raw superstars Bobby Lashley pinned Big Vito (w/ Nunzio) with the face-first slam at 2:14 Hardcore Holly pinned Sylvian Grenier in a hardcore match at 10:31 following the Alabama Slam through a table set up in the ring World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Eddie Guerrero defeated Randy Orton & Ken Kennedy (sub. for Bob Orton Jr.) via disqualification at 12:06 when Kennedy hit Guerrero with a steel chair after Guerrero covered Batista to sheild him from the blow; after the bout, Randy, Kennedy, & Bob Orton triple teamed Batista & Guerrero, with Randy hitting the RKO on Batista; moments later, Teddy Long came out and said that next week Randy, Bob Orton, & Kennedy would face Batista, Guerrero, & Roddy Piper

10/25/05; San Francisco, CA; Cow Palace 10/28/05 - included an opening video package highlighting the recent run-ins between Raw and Smackdown! talent, dating back to the Raw Homecoming; featured Rey Mysterio Jr. as a guest of the Peep Show, later interrupted by Matt Hardy, Hardcore Holly, and John Bradshaw Layfield as all 5 men wanted to be involved in the Raw vs. Smackdown! match at Taboo Tuesday; moments later, Teddy Long came out and made a match between all 5 men; included a vignette promoting the return of the Undertaker; featured Teddy Long showing Booker T & Sharmell footage of Sharmell interfering in Booker's match with Chris Benoit the previous week; after seeing the clip, Booker said he would give Benoit a rematch, despite Sharmell's objection; the in-ring segment featured Sharmell walking out of the ring after being offended by Booker, with Booker assaulting Benoit with the title belt and targetting Benoit's injured ribs after Benoit became distracted by Sharmell; moments later, it was revealed the entire segment was a set-up for Benoit; Booker closed the segment by doing the Spinaroonie inside the ring; included Teddy Long telling Nunzio & Vito that they would face Bobby Lashley in a handicap mtach the following week; moments later, the Boogeyman confronted Long; featured Batista giving Eddie Guerrero a low rider as a present for coming to his aid the previous week: Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Matt Hardy, John Bradshaw Layfield, Hardcore Holly, and Christian at around the 9-minute mark by pinning Christian with a hurricanrana into a cover; after the bout, Mysterio and Hardy shook hands inside the ring (the bout began during the commercial break) Short Sleeve Sampson pinned Pitbull Paterson at 2:28 with a splash off of referee Nick Patrick's back; Palmer Canon did guest commentary for the bout; after the match, Simon Dean came out in an attmept to attack Sampson but the two juniors double teamed Dean before leaving the ring Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich, William Regal & Paul Birchill, and Super Crazy & Psychosis (w/ WWE Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera) to win the titles at 11:45 when Mercury pinned Heidenreich following the Snapshot after Chad & James Dick interfered and fought with Animal after preventing the Doomsday Device World Heavyweight Champion Batista, Eddie Guerrero, & Roddy Piper defeated Ken Kennedy, Randy & Bob Orton Jr. when Bob submitted to Piper's sleeper at 10:26

10/30/05; Los Angeles, CA; Staples Center 11/4/05 - featured an opening segment in which Teddy Long confronted MNM outside the arena and told them they would have their first title defense later in the night against Batista & Eddie Guerrero; included a recap of the Smackdown! vs. Raw tag team match at Taboo Tuesday as well as World Heavyweight Champion Batista vs. Jonathan Coachman; featured Eric Bischoff arriving to the arena and being confronted by the Boogeyman; moments later, Bischoff and Teddy Long met in the ring, with Bischoff challenging Long to a 10-man elimination match at Survivor Series to end the feud between the two shows; moments later, Bischoff ranted that everything about Smackdown! was second rate; Long then accepted the challenge, said he wanted to face Bischoff one-on-one at the pay-per-view, and had Bischoff escorted out of the arena; included a vignette on the Undertaker, mentioning his debut 15 years earlier and implying he would return soon to face Randy Orton: Matt Hardy & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) & Christian at 15:43 when Hardy pinned Christian with the Twist of Fate after Christian sustained the Alabama Slam from guest referee Hardcore Holly and the 619 from Mysterio (Christian's last WWE match) Chris Benoit defeated WWE US Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) via count-out at 7:31 when Booker walked out of the match after being briefly caught in the Crippler Crossface; the bout came about when Teddy Long interrupted an in-ring promo by Booker & Sharmell, in which they bragged about fooling everyone over the past few weeks, and said Booker would defend the title at that very moment against Benoit Roddy Piper defeated Bob Orton Jr. via disqualification at 3:35 when Randy Orton interfered and assaulted Piper after Bob became caught in the sleeper; after the bout, Randy hit the RKO on Piper before cutting a promo, saying he was ashamed of him and said he would end Piper's career just like he did the Undertaker's Bobby Lashley defeated Nunzio & Vito in a handicap match at 2:15 by pinning Nunzio with the face-first slam Ken Kennedy pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with the forward roll Samoan drop off the top at 2:39 WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Eddie Guerrero at 13:31 when Mercury pinned Guerrero with a low blow after hitting him with brass knuckles handed to him by Melina, moments after Guerrero hit the frog splash on an interfering Melina

11/8/05; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse 11/11/05 - included an opening segment in which Teddy Long addressed the roster backstage, saying he was proud of all of them, that Batista would send Edge back to Raw after beating him in a streetfight later in the night, and announcing that a series of Survivor Series qualifying matches would take place later in the show; during the segment, it was said Batista would be the team leader for Smackdown!'s group to face Raw; featured an in-ring promo by Melina, with Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro, in which she introduced Michelle Deighton from America's Next Top Model, a native of Indiana; once in the ring, Deighton was insulted by Melina until MNM cornered her; moments later, the Mexicools came out on riding lawnmowers and cleared the ring of the tag team champions, with Super Crazy hitting a moonsault at the same time Psychosis hit the top rope legdrop; moments later, the Mexicools danced in the ring with Michelle; included a video montage of Bobby Lashley's recent victories; featured Edge & Lita asking Teddy Long backstage to cancel the streetfight against Batista, with Long saying the only way he would was if Batista agreed; later in the show, the Boogeyman confronted Lita backstage, scaring her out of her dressing room; included a vignette promoting the return of the Undertaker at Survivor Series; featured Edge confronting Batista in the champion's dressing room, in which Batista said the streetfight was still on; included Steve Romero conducting a backstage interview with Chad & James Dick regarding their match against Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich the following week: Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) via disqualification at 14:09 when Bob grabbed Mysterio's foot as he attempted a springboard into the ring, causing Mysterio to fall to the floor; after the bout, both Ortons double teamed Mysterio until Matt Hardy made the save, with Randy sustaining the 619 and Twist of Fate; due to pre-match stipulations, Mysterio earned a spot in the Raw vs. Smackdown! Survivor Series match; during a backstage interview after the commercial break, Randy promised he would get back at Hardy for interfering Bobby Lashley pinned Orlando Jordan with the Dominator at 2:04; due to pre-match stipulations, Lashley earned a spot in the Raw vs. Smackdown! Survivor Series match Eddie Guerrero defeated Ken Kennedy via disqualification at 5:04 after bringing a steel chair into the ring and tossing it to Kennedy, with referee Charles Robinson thinking Kennedy used the weapon on Guerrero; moments after the bout, Kennedy hit Guerrero over the head with the chair; due to pre-match stipulations, Guerrero earned a spot in the Raw vs. Smackdown! Survivor Series match (Guerrero's last match) Pierrothito pinned Todd Stone at 2:38 with an elbow drop off the top; Palmer Canon did guest commentary for the bout John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) pinned Chris Benoit with the Clothesline from Hell at 18:03 after Benoit tore the shirt off an interfering Booker T; Booker & Sharmell came ringside at the 5-minute mark to do commentary; due to pre-match stipulations, JBL earned a spot in the Raw vs. Smackdown! Survivor Series match World Heavyweight Champion Batista fought Edge (w/ Lita) to a no contest in a streetfight; as the bout was about to begin, Eric Bischoff was shown arriving to the arena on the big screen and being confronted backstage by Teddy Long; as Long asked Bischoff to leave, Chris Masters attacked security from behind and briefly applied the Masterlock on Long; moments later, JBL, Matt Hardy, Bobby Lashley, and Rey Mysterio Jr. ran out, with Bischoff and Masters leaving in their limo; after checking on Long, the four Smackdown! wrestlers chased after Bischoff in JBL's white limo; with Batista's backup out of the building, Edge brought out Kane, who was followed soon thereafter by the Big Show, who came through the crowd; Kane & Show double teamed Batista for several moments, easily fighting off Sho Funaki, Scotty 2 Hotty, Brian Kendrick, Paul London, John Heidenreich, and Road Warrior Animal, and eventually hitting a double chokeslam on Batista; during the segment, the champion sustained a legit torn lat

11/13/05; Minneapolis, MN; Target Center 11/18/05 - included an opening segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Batista came to the ring in Eddie Guerrero's low rider as Guerrero's music played in the arena; moments later, an emotional Batista praised Guerrero and said he would be missed; to end the segment, Batista placed his sunglasses and world title belt on the hood of the low rider; featured a musical tribute to Guerrero to the tune of 3 Doors Down's "Here Without You"; included several clips from Guerrero's DVD focusing on his childhood, his relationship with his wife Vickie, his tag team with Chavo Guerrero Jr., growing up around wrestling, main eventing WrestleMania 20 and closing the show alongside Chris Benoit, and his Latino Heat character; featured individual pre- comments about Guerrero from Vince McMahon, Booker T & Sharmell, the Big Show, John Bradshaw Layfield, and Shane McMahon; included a recap of Guerrero's world title victory over Brock Lesnar, his final match on Smackdown! against Ken Kennedy, and the closing of WrestleMania 20: Matt Hardy pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool with the Twist of Fate at 5:43 after avoiding a suplex attempt Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch at 4:00 when Animal pinned Cade following the Doomsday Device Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) at 8:22 with a frog splash after a low blow and three consecutive suplexes (Chavo's return to his pre-Kerwin White persona) WWE Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera won an interpromotional cruiserweight battle royal at 5:49 by last eliminating Paul London; order of elimination: Brian Kendrick by Juvi at 1:18 via a spin kick as Kenrick stood on the ring apron; Super Crazy by Nunzio at 1:41; Tajiri by Sho Funaki at 2:06; Funaki by Gregory Helms at 2:13; Kid Kash by Scotty 2 Hotty at 3:44; Helms by London via a dropsault at 3:51; Psychosis & Scotty by Nunzio at 4:01 with a double backdrop as both men stood on the apron; Nunzio by Juvi & London at 5:09; London by Juvi via a headscissors over the top Chris Benoit pinned Triple H at 14:51 with a crucifix as Triple H attempted to escape the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, the two men shook hands and hugged out of respect; moments later, after Triple H left the ring, Dean Malenko met Benoit in the ring and embraced his friend in a scene similar to that of the end of WrestleMania 20

11/22/05; Sheffield, England; Hallam FM Arena 11/25/05 - included an opening segment in which Teddy Long alerted security to the fact that Raw superstars might show up later in the show; featured John Bradshaw Layfield finding a white van in the parking lot and thinking the Raw superstars were inside; when he opened it, he instead found the Boogeyman: Chris Benoit fought WWE US Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) to a draw at 17:05 when both men's shoulders were counted down by two referees following a superplex from the champion and a cradle by Benoit; after the commercial break, Teddy Long addressed the situation, saying neither man was the US Champion, the title was vacant, and a Best of 7 series would take place between the two men to determine the championship, with the first match taking place at Survivor Series Chad & James Dick defeated Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich at 3:08 when James pinned Animal with a double leg pick up, as Chad pushed on his partner from the outside for leverage, moments after Chad squirted baby lotion in Animal's eyes Matt Hardy defeated Ken Kennedy via disqualification at 6:06 when Kennedy shoved a steel chair into referee Charles Robinson as the referee attempted to take the chair away Melina pinned Christy Hemme at 3:01 after driving Christy's head into the mat; prior to the bout, Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury, who were in Melina's corner, were sent backstage by the referee; after the bout, Nitro & Mercury returned to the ring to celebrate the victory Juventud Guerrera (w/ Super Crazy & Psychosis) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Nunzio (w/ Vito) to win the title at 3:27 with the Juvi Driver; prior to the bout, Carlito Caribbean Cool and Chris Masters appeared in the crowd and sat ringside; after the bout, Juvi held up a "Latino Heat Lives Forever" fan sign John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) & Rey Mysterio Jr. fought William Regal & Paul Birchill to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark when Shawn Michaels came out of the crowd and hit the superkick on JBL, with security chasing Michaels into the crowd, allowing Chris Masters and Carlito Caribbean Cool to assault Mysterio inside the ring; moments later, Chris Benoit, Road Warrior Animal, John Heidenreich, and Hardcore Holly came out, scaring Masters and Carlito into the crowd Bobby Lashley pinned Orlando Jordan at 1:00 with the Dominator World Heavyweight Champion Batista fought Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) to a no contest in a no holds barred match at around the 1:10 mark; during the bout, the ring was surrounded by JBL, Matt Hardy, Simon Dean, Road Warrior Animal, John Heidenreich, Hardcore Holly, Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury, Rey Mysterio Jr., Chris Benoit, Orlando Jordan, Sho Funaki, Ken Kennedy, Sylvan, Paul Birchill, Super Crazy, Psychosis, William Regal, Paul London, Brian Kendrick, Bobby Lashley, Nunzio, Vito, Chad & James Dick, and Kid Kash in the event anyone from Raw attempted to interfere; Raw superstars Tyson Tomko, Shelton Benjamin, Trevor Murdoch, Lance Cade, Gene Snitsky, Shawn Michaels, Val Venis, Viscera, and others came out to stop the contest; during the ringside brawl, members of each the Survivor Series team took turns brawling in the ring with Kane and the Big Show eventually hitting a double chokeslam on Batista through the commentary table to close the show

11/29/05; Cincinnati, OH; US Bank Arena Tuesday Night Smackdown! - 11/29/05 - shown live: Best of Seven Series for the US Title: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Chris Benoit with the scissors kick; Benoit - 0, Booker - 2 Rey Mysterio Jr. fought WWE Raw Tag Team Champion the Big Show to a no contest when Kane interfered after Mysterio hit the 619 and frog splash; moments later, the Undertaker came out to make the save and cleared the ring but soon sustained the RKO from Randy Orton; Orton, with the help of Bob Orton Jr., put Taker in Eddie Guerrero's low rider parked at ringside and drove it in reverse into the entranceway, causing an explosion

11/29/05; Cincinnati, OH; US Bank Arena 12/2/05 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Randy Orton, with Bob Orton Jr., in which he discussed his attack on the Undertaker from Tuesday Night Smackdown and said he deserved the world heavyweight championship for his accomplishments; moments later, he demanded that Batista give him a shot at the title at Armageddon; included footage from the Smackdown! tour of Europe and the outpouring of support from fans celebrating the life of Eddie Guerrero: Psychosis & Super Crazy won a 6-team battle royal by last eliminating Chad & James Dick at 6:45; other participants included Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich, Scotty 2 Hotty & Sho Funaki, Brian Kendrick & Paul London, and Vito & Nunzio; Nunzio by Animal via a press slam at the 29-second mark; Heidenreich was eliminted at the 57-second mark after Animal threw Kendrick into a crowd that was trying to push Heidenreich over the top; Scotty & Funaki by the Dicks (during commercial break); London by a Dick at 5:30 via being pushed off the top; both Dicks by Psychosis via a double headscissors over the top; due to pre-match stipluations, Super Crazy & Psychosis earned a tag team title shot against MNM at Armageddon; Melina, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury stood at ringside for the duration of the match; the lights flickered briefly during the contest Chris Benoit defeated William Regal via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 7:28; after the bout, Benoit assaulted Booker T, who did guest commentary for the bout alongside Sharmell, by ramming him head-first into the steel post and applying the Crippler Crossface on the floor; Sharmell attempted to break the hold by hitting Benoit with a steel chair but he scared her from doing so Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) pinned Matt Hardy with the RKO at 5:16 after avoiding a moonsault; after the bout, the lights went out and the Undertaker's voice could be heard throughout the arena; as the Ortons tried to escape ringside, a lightning bolt struck the stage to scare them back inside the ring; Randy repeatedly tried to escape into the crowd but was scared back inside the ring each time by the Undertaker; moments later, Taker told Orton he would have him inside Hell in a Cell The Boogeyman pinned Simon Dean with a reverse bodyslam at 1:48; prior to the bout, Dean was interviewed backstage by Kristal and said he wasn't afraid of the Boogeyman but then found the Boogeyman's head in a covered dish, who then sang to Dean before eating worms from the plate; moments later, Dean was dragged out to ringside by security after he refused to have the match; after the match, the Boogeyman ate a mouthful of worms (Boogeyman's TV in-ring debut, Kristal's debut as an on-air talent) Bobby Lashley pinned Sylvan with the Dominator at 4:18; a vignette showcasing Lashley was shown immediately before the bout WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Kane & the Big Show defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) & Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 12:12 when Show pinned Mysterio following a double chokeslam; JBL walked out of the match at the 4 minute mark after suffering a supposed eye injury; after the contest, Show & Kane attempted to assault Mysterio with a steel chair but Batista made the save and hit both men with the chair to clear them from the ring

12/4/05; Columbia, SC; Colonial Center 12/9/05 - included an in-ring promo by Randy Orton, with Bob Orton Sr., in which he said he was sick of the Undertaker's mind games and said he wanted Taker in the ring right now; after calling Taker out, a video package was shown on the big screen of the Undertaker's success in Hell in a Cell against Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, the Big Bossman, and Brock Lesnar; moments later, Taker's voice told Orton he was on the highway to hell; featured several segments throughout the show of the Undertaker making his presence known to Orton in the backstage area: Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) via disqualification at 2:37 when Orlando Jordan interfered as Mysterio attempted the 619; after the bout, Batista made the save for Mysterio against JBL and Jordan; moments later, Teddy Long came out and said the four men would face each other in a tag team contest Super Crazy (w/ Psychosis & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Joey Mercury (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Johnny Nitro & Melina) with a moonsault at 4:00 after Psychosis prevented Nitro from interfering; after the bout, Kid Kash came out of the crowd and attacked Juventud, allowing MNM to assault Crazy & Psychosis, with Psyhosis being knocked out with one of the tag title belts and Crazy sustaining the Snapshot The Boogeyman (sub. for Ken Kennedy) pinned Ray Gordy at the 57-second mark with a pumphandle slam; prior to the bout, Palmer Canon announced that Kennedy was injured and unable to compete but a suitable replacement had been found; after the contest, the Boogeyman spat a mouth full of worms onto his opponent's face Best of Seven Series for the US Title: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Chris Benoit with the scissors kick at 18:53 after hitting Benoit in the back with a steel chair, brought in the ring by Sharmell; Benoit: 0, Booker: 3 Bobby Lashley pinned William Regal (w/ Paul Birchill) with the Dominator at 2:05 World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) & Orlando Jordan at 15:39 when Batista pinned Jordan with a spinebuster and the sit-down powerbomb after Mysterio hit the 619; moments prior to the finish, JBL walked out of the match after appearing to have injured his knee following a trip over Jillian

12/13/05; Springfield, MA; MassMutual Center 12/16/05 - featured clips from the Undertaker's Hell in a Cell matches against Shawn Michaels, Mankind; included footage from the Armageddon press conference held earlier in the week; featured music videos for the Tribute to the Troops set to Staind's "Right Here Waiting" and Scott Stapp's "You Set Me Free"; included a backstage fight between Matt Hardy and John Bradshaw Layfield after JBL interrupted Hardy's backstage interview; later in the broadcast it was announced JBL would face Hardy at Armageddon; featured a closing segment in which Randy Orton said he would refuse the Hell in a Cell match with the Undertaker, with Teddy Long coming out moments later and threatening to sue Orton if he didn't live up to the contract he signed; moments later, Orton attempted to leave ringside but was stopped by a number of druids and the Undertaker; as Taker confronted Orton, one of the druids held the urn in the air, revealing himself to be Bob Orton Jr.; Orton then hit two RKOs on Taker, assaulted him with a steel chair, busting him open, and hit him over the head with the urn; to end the show, Orton grabbed the bloody Taker by the hair and told him he would see him at Armageddon: The Boogeyman pinned Nunzio (w/ Vito) with a pumphandle slam at 1:42; after the bout, Vito attempted to make the save but was scared away; moments later, the Boogeyman forced Nunzio to eat a handful of worms Kid Kash pinned Super Crazy at 4:45 with a brainbuster after Crazy failed a moonsault; prior to the bout, it was announced Kash would face WWE Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera at Armageddon; Crazy came ringside with Juventud and Psychosis but both men were sent backstage before the bell rang; after the contest, Kash brought a steel chair into the ring and attempted the brainbuster a second time before Juventud and Psychosis came out, scaring Kash from the ring World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) to win the titles at 18:19 when Batista pinned Mercury with the sit-down powerbomb after Mysterio hit the 619 on both Melina and Mercury; after the bout, Mysterio celebrated by holding his title belt against a t-shirt of Eddie Guerrero; earlier in the broadcast, Melina tried to talk Batista out of the match by sleeping with him but after the fact Batista refused to opt out of the match; later in the show, Randy Orton congratulated Batista & Mysterio backstage and shook Batista's hand Bobby Lashley pinned Paul Birchill (w/ William Regal) with the Dominator at 1:29 Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Matt Hardy with the scissors kick at around the 7-minute mark after John Bradshaw Layfield, who did guest commentary for the bout, hit the Clothesline from Hell on Hardy outside the ring as Sharmell distracted the referee; the bout began during the commercial break

12/23/05: Featured a special "Best of Smackdown! 2005" episode showing the best moments from Smackdown! over the past year

12/27/05; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun Arena 12/30/05 - included an opening backstage segment between Chris Benoit, Teddy Long, Booker T, and Sharmell in which an injured Booker said that because he could not compete due to injury then he should be awarded the United States title since he was ahead in the Best of 7 Series; Long then argued that perhaps Booker should forfeit the match since he could not compete; eventually Benoit, Booker, and Long agreed that the Best of 7 Series would continue that night with Booker choosing his own substitute; featured a backstage segment with Booker T, Sharmell, and Orlando Jordan in which Orlando offered to be Booker's substitute but Booker and Sharmell rejected him, saying he taps out too often; included a backstage segment with Booker and Randy Orton in which Booker convinced Orton to be his substitute, saying Orton was the future of the business and should get over his loss to the Undertaker at Armageddon; featured an in-ring press conference by Melina in which she said she would be suing Batista for sexual harrassment following the backstage incident they had two weeks earlier; included Sho Funaki conducting a podium interview in the arena with WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash in which Kash cut a promo on Juventud Guerrera, then Funaki himself, saying he would never again be the Cruiserweight Champion before hitting the brainbuster onto the podium stage; featured a vignette promoting the in-ring return of Fit Finlay; included the announcement that a trailer for Kane's "See No Evil" film would be shown before the upcoming movie "Hostel": Matt Hardy defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) via count-out at 6:16 when the Boogeyman came out and distracted JBL after Hardy sustained the Clothesline from Hell, with JBL and Jillian eventually being scared into the crowd after the Boogeyman threw worms on Jillian; prior to the bout, JBL took a mic and told Michael Cole & Tazz at ringside that he did not have a match at Armageddon, rather he made a statement Super Crazy & Psychosis defeated Chad & James Dick at 4:55 when Crazy pinned Chad with the moonsault after Psychosis hit a missile dropkick as Crazy thew Chad in the air Best of Seven Series for the US Title: Chris Benoit defeated Randy Orton (sub. for Booker T) via disqualification at 21:14 when Sharmell, who did guest commentary at ringside along with Booker T, interfered and hit Benoit with one of Booker's crutches as Orton was caught in the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, Orton hit the RKO on Benoit as Benoit was distracted by Booker and Sharmell on the floor; Benoit: 2, Booker: 3 Bobby Lashley defeated Sylvan via count-out at 1:32 when Sylvan walked out of the match, claiming Lashley punched him in the face Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the titles at 14:03 when Mercury pinned Batista after Mark Henry made his return by interfering and hitting a press powerslam on the champion after the referee was knocked out; after the bout, Henry left ringside with MNM (Henry's surprise return after a nearly 2 year absence).

1/6/06 - included a backstage segment in which Orlando Jordan confronted Booker T & Sharmell, saying he wanted to give them a second chance to pick him as a substitute against Chris Benoit; after refusing the offer, Booker said the only way Jordan could get respect is to earn it; featured a backstage press conference by World Heavyweight Champion Batista in which he denied Melina's sexual harrassment charges; moments later, Mark Henry interrupted and confronted Batista; included a vignette promoting the in-ring return of Fit Finlay; featured an in-ring segment in which Simon Dean made an open challenge, with Paul London & Brian Kendrick coming out to answer it; Dean then said the challenge wasn't to face him but rather to face his new tag team, the Gymini; the Gymini then made their way out, assaulted London & Kendrick in and out of the ring, and finished by press slamming both men to the floor (the Gymini's debut); included a backstage promo by Bobby Lashley in which he said he would be in the Royal Rumble and his goal was to win the match and face Batista at WrestleMania; featured a video package on Lashley's undefeated streak: John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) pinned Matt Hardy in a falls count anywhere match at 5:24 after hitting Hardy in the back with a trashcan and then over the head with the weapon, knocking Hardy off a ladder onto the hood of JBL's limo; mid-way through the bout, Hardy put JBL through the announce table; after the bout, the Boogeyman came out of JBL's limo, stalked JBL and Hall around ringside, and stuffed a handful of worms down Jillian's skirt Mark Henry (w/ Melina) defeated Rob Eckos, Rob Trusky, & Gus Harlatcher in an elimination match at 2:41; Trusky submitted to a Torture Rack backbreaker at the 47-second mark; Harlatcher was pinned after a facebuster at 1:42; Ekos was pinned with a standing powerslam; after the bout, Michael Cole interviewed Melina & Henry in the ring with Melina saying Henry was there for her protection WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash pinned Juventud Guerrera with the brainbuster at 6:09 after the challenger missed the 450 splash and further injured his left knee; prior to the bout, Ken Kennedy made his TV return after a month's absence and did guest commentary for the bout (Juventud's last match with the company) Best of Seven Series for the US Title: Chris Benoit defeated Randy Orton (sub. for Booker T) via disqualification at 10:46 when Orlando Jordan interfered, stole a crutch from Booker T - who did guest commentary for the bout - and hit Benoit with it as Orton prepared for the RKO; Sharmell was at ringside with Booker but was ejected early on when Orton was afraid she would cost him the match as she did the week before; Benoit: 3, Booker: 3 WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. in a steel cage match at 17:05 when Nitro pinned Mysterio after Mark Henry pulled the cage door off and assaulted both challengers with it; after the bout, Henry climbed to the top of the cage and posed as the show came to a close

1/10/06; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center 1/13/06 - featured an opening in-ring segment with World Heavyweight Champion Batista and Teddy Long in which the champion said he was injured over the weekend in a match against Mark Henry and that the injury would require surgury and he would be out of action indefinately; before forfeitting the title and handing it over to Long, Batista said that the new title holder would not be the man until he beat Batista and that when he returned he would reclaim the title; after the commercial break, Batista said goodbye to Ricky Steamboat, Bobby Lashley, Road Warrior Animal, Josh Matthews, Arn Anderson, Rey Mysterio Jr., and several others backstage on his way out; moments later, Teddy Long announced in the ring that a battle royal would be held later in the show to crown the new champion; included Randy Orton trying to get out of his US title match against Chris Benoit so that he could be in the battle royal; featured John Bradshaw Layfield & Jillian Hall meeting with Roddy Piper backstage in which they convinced him to let JBL be his guest on Piper's Pit instead of the Boogeyman; included footage of Eddie Guerrero's family being presented with the Star of the Mountain Award from the city of El Paso; featured JBL & Jillian Hall as guests of Piper's Pit in which, after JBL cut a lengthy promo, Piper addressed Jillian's mole before bringing out his real guest, the Boogeyman; moments later, JBL slid out of the ring as the Boogeyman began licking Jillian's mole, eventually biting it off and chewing it as Jillian ran backstage; included a vignette promoting the in-ring debut of Fit Finlay the following week: Best of Seven Series for the US Title: Randy Orton (sub. for Booker T) pinned Chris Benoit at 28:07 after Booker T, who came ringside moments earlier with Sharmell, hit Benoit with the title belt as Orton was caught in the Crippler Crossface; before Booker & Sharmell came out, Orlando Jordan attempted to interfere but was knocked off the apron by Orton; Booker & Sharmell were at ringside early in the contest but were sent backstage at the 4-minute mark after Benoit convinced referee Nick Patrick Booker had interfered; after the bout, Orton signalled to Booker that he owed him; due to pre-match stipulations, Booker won the US Championship; Benoit: 3; Booker 4 Kurt Angle (w/ Daivari) (surprise participant) won a battle royal by last eliminating Mark Henry (w/ Melina) at 24:59; other participants included: Matt Hardy, Bobby Lashley, Brian Kendrick, Paul London, Super Crazy, Psychosis, Simon Dean, Road Warrior Animal, Orlando Jordan; WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury, Sylvan, John Bradshaw Layfield, Rey Mysterio Jr., Nunzio, Paul Birchill, William Regal, and Vito; order of elimination: JBL by Angle via a clothesline at the 9-second mark after a German suplex; Vito by Angle at the 13-second mark via a backdrop; Animal by Henry via a clothesline at 2:48; Dean by Regal & Birchill via a double backdrop (during commercial break); Nunzio by MNM via a modified Snapshot to the floor at 7:23; Jordan by Angle at 7:43 after a German suplex; Regal by Angle at 7:55; Crazy (off camera); Birchill by Angle at 8:00 via a belly to belly suplex; London by Lashley at 8:27; London by Lashley at 8:46; Psychosis by Lashley via a overhead backbreaker throw; Lashley by Henry via a kick as Lashley stood on the apron at 10:40; Kendrick by Henry at 10:47; Sylvan by Hardy via a Twist of Fate across the top rope at 15:19; Hardy by Henry via a throw after blocking a Twist of Fate attempt at 15:28; Nitro by Mysterio via a headscissors as MNM attempted to eliminate Mysterio at 15:40; Mercury by Mysterio via a headscissors at 15:48; Mysterio by Henry via a throw after catching Mysterio in a springboard at 18:16; Angle eliminated Henry with a leg choke, pulling Henry out over the top; at around the 10-minute mark, Henry press slammed Angle through the announce table, taking him out for several minutes; due to pre-match stipulations, Angle won the vacant World Heavyweight Championship

1/15/06; Florence, SC; Coliseum 1/20/06 - included Kurt Angle being congratulated backstage by William Regal, Road Warrior Animal, Paul London, Brian Kendrick, Matt Hardy, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Mark Henry on his World Heavyweight Title victory the previous week, with both Rey and Henry saying they were looking forward to facing Angle for the title at the Royal Rumble; featured the announcement that JBL would meet the Boogeyman at the Royal Rumble; included an in-ring celebration by WWE US Champion Booker T & Sharmell on Booker's title victory in the Best of 7 Series over Chris Benoit in which Orlando Jordan interrupted, saying he should have been the one to represent Booker and not Randy Orton; moments later, Jordan demanded a match with Booker, with Booker and Sharmell both laughing at the challenge until Jordan knocked Booker to the mat; moments later, Teddy Long came out and said that since Booker was still not able to compete, he would allow one more substitution and Jordan would face Randy Orton later in the night; featured footage from Raw of Daivari costing Kurt Angle his match against Shawn Michaels, then Angle saying he and Daivari were done during a backstage interview; included footage of Batista's surgery at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, AL and comments from both Batista and Dr. Jeffrey Dugas about his recovery; featured a vignette promoting the return of Rob Van Dam during the Royal Rumble match: Bobby Lashley pinned John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) with a kick to the midsection and the Dominator at 3:24 after the Boogeyman appeared at ringside and grabbed JBL's foot, distracting him Matt Hardy defeated Finlay via disqualification at 5:48 when Finlay refused to stop forearming Hardy in the ring ropes; after the bout, Finlay grabbed the mic and said to the referee that he would give him something to disqualify him for; moments later, Finlay dragged Hardy's head onto the steel ring steps and stomped it (Finlay's debut) Mark Henry (w/ Melina) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr at 11:57 with a powerslam mere seconds after Mysterio hit a Frog Splash; due to pre-match stipulations, Henry earned a World Heavyweight Title shot for the Royal Rumble The Gymini (w/ Simon Dean) defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick at 2:33 when Kendrick was pinned following the Cross Trainer; prior to the bout, Ken Kennedy came out and teased throwing out some of his new t-shirts then told the fans to buy it themselves before joining Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary Randy Orton pinned Orlando Jordan with the RKO at 12:58 after Booker T, who came ringside moments earlier with Sharmell, hit Jordan with a crutch as Jordan was on the top rope; after the bout, Chris Benoit came out and cleared the ring of both Orton and Booker; later in the show it was announced Benoit would face Orton next week in a no holds barred match World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle defeated Daivari via disqualification in a non-title match at 2:14 when Melina jumped on Angle's back as Daivari was caught in the ankle lock; Mark Henry came out to watch the contest prior to the match beginning; after the bout, Angle applied the ankle lock on Melina until Henry attacked him, hit a powerslam, and knocked Angle out of the ring by hitting him with the ring steps; moments later, Daivari held the ropes open for Melina to leave the ring and then cut an in-ring promo saying he was Henry's new manager

1/24/06; Greenville, SC; Bi-Lo Center 1/27/06 - featured a backstage promo by Matt Hardy regarding his participation in the Royal Rumble match; included a backstage segment with Randy Orton, WWE US Champion Booker T & Sharmell in which they discussed Orton's upcoming match with Chris Benoit, during which Booker offered to interfere on behalf of Orton but Orton turned him down, citing he could beat Benoit without help; Orton then said he might cash in on the favor Booker owed him during the Royal Rumble match; featured footage from the previous week's Smackdown! tour of Mexico, the appearance of El Hijo del Santo, and Rey Mysterio Jr. and Chris Benoit reflecting on Eddie Guerrero during the tour; included a vignette promoting the return of Rob Van Dam in the Royal Rumble match; featured a video package highlighting Benoit's victory in the 2004 Royal Rumble match; included a backstage promo by Road Warrior Animal regarding his participation in the upcoming Royal Rumble match; featured a backstage segment with John Bradshaw Layfield and Jillian Hall in which they discussed the Boogeyman and him recently biting off Jillian's facial growth; included a backstage promo by Bobby Lashley regarding his participation in the upcoming Royal Rumble match; featured a backstage segment with Melina and Teddy Long in which Melina took off her boot to show off how swollen her ankle was because of World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle's ankle lock; Melina then said Long did nothing when she was sexually harassed by Batista and he better do something to Angle; included Kristal conducting a backstage interview with Mark Henry & Daivari regarding Henry's win earlier in the show and challenging Angle at the Royal Rumble: Mark Henry (w/ Daivari) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with the powerslam at 8:30; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Mysterio speaking of the late Eddie Guerrero the previous Tuesday during the Royal Rumble press conference in Miami, FL, during which Mysterio dedicated his performance in the upcoming Rumble match to Guerrero; Daivari provided guest commentary for the bout Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Super Crazy & Psychosis defeated James & Chad Dick and Nunzio & Vito when Crazy pinned Nunzio following a wheelbarrow / facebuster double team at around 6:10 (the bout began during the commercial break) Chris Benoit defeated Randy Orton via submission with the Crippler Crossface in a no holds barred match at 26:08 after avoiding the RKO and hitting Orton over the head with a trash can lid Sho Funaki defeated Finlay via reverse decision; Finlay originally won the match at 2:44 with the Celtic Cross but the referee changed the call when Finlay continued to assault Funaki after the match; after the bout, Finlay grabbed the mic and said he wasn't here to fit in or get along, he was here to fight; moments later, Finlay dropped Funaki with a second Celtic Cross John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) fought Scotty 2 Hotty to a no contest at around the 1:40 mark when the Boogeyman's music and lighting began after JBL hit the Clothesline from Hell; moments later, with JBL alone in the ring, thousands of worms began falling from the ceiling into the ring; the Boogeyman then appeared, with JBL then tripping and sliding all over the worms until he escaped the ring; the Boogeyman then ate two handfulls of worms as JBL & Jillian ran backstage World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) in a handicap match at around the 9-minute mark when Mercury submitted to the ankle lock after Angle knocked Nitro to the floor; after the bout, Mark Henry & Daivari appeared, with Angle and Henry fighting in the ring until Angle dropped Henry with the Angle Slam; moments later, Angle applied the ankle lock but Henry powered out of it and pushed Angle to the floor as the show came to an end (the bout began during the commercial break)

1/30/06; Orlando, FL; TD Waterhouse Centre 2/3/06 - included an in-ring segment to begin the show in which Teddy Long announced that Kurt Angle would defend the world title against the Undertaker at No Way Out; moments later, Long introduced the 2006 Royal Rumble winner Rey Mysterio Jr., with Rey coming out in a low rider and thanking Eddie Guerrero for helping him in the Royal Rumble match; Randy Orton then interrupted and challenged Mysterio for the WrestleMania world title shot before telling Mysterio and Guerrero was in hell; Mysterio then assaulted Orton until several referees pulled him off; featured the Undertaker cutting an in-ring promo on facing Kurt Angle for the title at No Way Out, with Angle eventually coming to the ring and cutting a promo on Taker; moments later, Taker said Angle would rest in peace at the pay-per-view, with the lights then flickering and Taker disappearing; included Josh Matthews interviewing WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms backstage, with Nunzio interrupting and challenging Helms to a title match which was accepted; featured a backstage segment with William Regal & Paul Birchill in which they told Palmer Canon they wished to split as a team, with Birchill expressing intentions of taking a pirate persona: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated Super Crazy & Psychosis at 10:13 when Mercury pinned Crazy after Melina hit Crazy in the head with her boot as he attempted the moonsault off the top Bobby Lashley pinned Chad Dick (w/ James Dick) with the Dominator at the 58-second mark after assaulting both his opponent and James; prior to the ring introductions, John Bradshaw Layfield cut an in-ring promo saying he was done wrestling gimmick matches or monsters just because WWE wanted to make new stars; after the bout, JBL hit the Clothesline from Hell on Lashley because his ring intro interrupted JBL's promo Tzuki pinned Octagoncito with an arm drag into a crucifix at 2:58 Chris Benoit defeated Finlay (sub. for WWE US Champion Booker T) via disqualification at 5:58 when Sharmell, who stood ringside as Booker did guest commentary, hit Benoit with one of Booker's crutches as Finlay was in the Crippler Crossface; because of Booker's injury, Finlay was allowed to defend the title on his behalf; after the contest, Booker and Finlay double teamed Benoit; after the commercial break, the Boogeyman confronted Booker & Sharmell backstage Mark Henry (w/ Daivari) & Randy Orton defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle & Rey Mysterio Jr. when Orton pinned Mysterio by blocking a sunset flip attempt at around 13:30; moments before the finish, Angle and Henry battled into the crowd and backstage; after the bout, Orton took the mic and said Mysterio had as much chance of winning the world title at WrestleMania as Eddie Guerrero had of coming back to life; moments later, Mysterio accepted Orton's challenge to a match for the WrestleMania world title shot (the bout began during the commercial break)

2/7/06; Columbus, GA; Civic Center 2/10/06 - featured footage from the previous week's Japanese tour; included a backstage promo by Randy Orton in which he discussed his statement the previous week about Eddie Guerrero being in hell before coming out to the ring in a low rider; Orton said he only said what he said to get under Rey Mysterio's skin to the point where Mysterio would put his world title shot up for grabs; Orton then prepared to read a passage from Guerrero's autobiography, to prove he wasn't a saint, but Mysterio ran out and attacked Orton at ringside, eventually dropkicking Orton's head into the ringpost before Rey was taken backstage by officials; featured a backstage segment with Ken Kennedy, Palmer Canon, and the juniors during which Paul Birchill made his TV debut in his pirate persona; included Booker T & Sharmell attempting to leave the arena and finding the trunk of their car full of worms: Chris Benoit defeated Matt Hardy, John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) and Orlando Jordan at 16:53 when Hardy submitted to the Crippler Crossface; due to pre-match stipulations, Benoit earned a US title shot for No Way Out; WWE US Champion Booker T & Sharmell did guest commentary for the bout; immediately after the match, Teddy Long confronted Booker & Sharmell backstage and told them that he would not allow any more substitutions and if Booker could not compete at the pay-per-view then he would be forced to forfeit the championship; after the commercial break, JBL was confronted backstage by Bobby Lashley who issued a challenge for No Way Out, which Jillian accepted on JBL's behalf WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick in a non-title match at 5:16 when Mercury pinned Kendrick following the Snapshot behind the referee's back while Melina grabbed London to prevent him from breaking the cover; the match was made when the champions came out and issued an open challenge to any two superstars backstage WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms pinned Nunzio with the Shining Wizard at 4:16; Kid Kash watched the match from the aisle and during the contest it was announced he would challenge Helms for the title the next week Octagoncito & Pequeno Violencia fought Mascarita Sagrada & Tsuki to a no contest at 2:37 when Finlay came out and assaulted several of the participants and dropped Tsuki with the Emerald Fusion; after the bout, Finlay cut a promo saying he came to fight and didn't care about how big or small everyone else was The Undertaker defeated Mark Henry (w/ Daivari) via disqualification at 13:18 when MNM interfered; moments later, Taker hit a chokeslam on Daivari and laid out the tag team champions but was jumped from behind by Henry and triple teamed until Kurt Angle made the save; Angle was eventually knocked down by Henry, who then was sent to the floor by Taker; Taker then dropped the belt to the champion, with Teddy Long then appearing and ordering that Taker & Angle would face MNM & Henry the following week in a handicap match

2/14/06; Norfolk, VA; Scope 2/17/06 - featured a vignette profiling the Undertaker's history in the WWE to promote his world title match with Kurt Angle at No Way Out; included a backstage confrontation between Paul Birchill and Ken Kennedy in which Birchill put a sword to Kennedy's throat after Kennedy said the pirate gimmick wouldn't get over; featured a vignette profiling World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle's amateur and professional career to promote his title defense against the Undertaker at No Way Out: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Sylvan with the 619 and springboard legdrop at 4:57; after the bout, Randy Orton appeared and said that the only reason he wasn't going to beat Rey up at that moment was because of the concussion he sustained the previous week; he then said, unlike Eddie Guerrero, Mysterio would never main event WrestleMania The Boogeyman pinned Orlando Jordan at the 45-second mark with the pumphandle slam; prior to the bout, Jordan cut an in-ring promo saying he should be the one getting a US Title shot at No Way out and not Chris Benoit and then made an open challenge to anyone backstage WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms pinned Scotty 2 Hotty (sub. for Kid Kash who had a family emergency) with the Shining Wizard at 3:45; after the bout, the champion cut an in-ring promo saying he could do the same thing to any cruiserweight at any time he saw fit; moments later, Brian Kendrick, Paul London, Nunzio, Sho Funaki, Psychosis, and Super Crazy all came out and assaulted the champion with many, and Scotty, hitting their respective finishers on Helms; after the commercial break, Helms was iced down backstage and confronted by Teddy Long who said all the cruiserweights would face Helms at No Way Out in a one-fall match for the championship John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) & Finlay defeated Chris Benoit & Bobby Lashley at 14:54 when JBL pinned Benoit with the Clothesline from Hell after WWE US Champion Booker T, who did guest commentary with Sharmell, hit Benoit in the back with a steel chair Matt Hardy pinned Simon Dean at 3:15 with the Twist of Fate; the Gymini were in Dean's corner early on but were sent backstage at the 1-minute mark; after the commercial break, Hardy told Melina backstage that he accepted her open challenge to face any two Smackdown! stars and he would have a mystery partner to face MNM at No Way Out World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle & the Undertaker defeated Mark Henry (w/ Daivari), WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) in a handicap match at 15:37 when Nitro submitted to Angle's ankle lock; after the bout, Taker hit the chokeslam and the tombstone on Henry as a signal to Angle; as the show came to a close, Angle and Taker had a staredown in the center of the ring

2/21/06; Richmond, VA; Coliseum 2/24/06 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Randy Orton regarding his victory over Rey Mysterio Jr. at No Way Out and his world heavyweight title shot at WrestleMania, during which he said he would become the greatest wrestler of his generation, just as his father and grandfather did before him; moments later, as Orton said he was the best, Chavo Guerrero Jr. came out of the crowd and attacked Orton, eventually hitting the frog splash before he was escorted from ringside by security; included William Regal confronting Paul Birchill backstage about his new gimmick, with Birchill eventually handing Regal a fake bomb and lighting it; featured an in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr. in which he talked about Eddie Guerrero being inducted into the Hall of Fame and then discussed losing his WrestleMania world title shot to Randy Orton, apologizing to all those he dedicated the match to, including Guerrero; moments later, Teddy Long came out and said that the referee's decision was final and Orton would be in the main event but Mysterio would be part of the match too and it would be a triple threat contest; included a video montage on Mark Henry, detailing his success over the past 2 months; featured an in-ring segment with Kristal in which she prepared to disrobe as a preview to the new Divas magazine when she was interrupted by Jillian Hall; moments later, Kristal stripped Jillian down, with Jillian running backstage, and finally disrobed for the crowd; included a recap of Batista's appearance at No Way Out; featured a highlight package on the Kurt Angle / Undertaker match at No Way Out; moments later, Teddy Long came out and said a rematch between Angle and Taker would take place the following week on Smackdown!: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated Matt Hardy & Tatanka at 7:24 when Mercury pinned Hardy with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Melina prevented Hardy from using the Twist of Fate by grabbing onto his leg The Boogeyman defeated Chad & James Dick in a handicap match by pinning Chad with a double handed sit-down chokeslam; Booker T & Sharmell did guest commentary for the bout; after the contest, the Boogeyman spat worms onto Chad's face before scaring Booker & Sharmell into the crowd; moments later, the Boogeyman opened a bag he had with him and dumped worms all across the commentary table (the Dicks' final TV appearance) WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms pinned Psychosis with his feet on the ropes at 5:26 after causing the challenger to crotch himself on the top rope Rey Mysterio Jr., WWE US Champion Chris Benoit, & Bobby Lashley defeated Randy Orton, John Bradshaw Layfield, & Finlay at 15:55 when Mysterio pinned JBL with the 619 and a springboard splash; prior to the bout, Orton held Teddy Long up backstage, refusing to go out and complaining about Mysterio being added to the WrestleMania main event and Undertaker getting a world title rematch, until Long threatened to take him out of the WrestleMania match if he didn't go out and compete in the match; JBL sustained a broken hand late in the bout after Benoit kicked the steel steps into it outside the ring

2/27/06; Washington DC; MCI Center 3/3/06 - featured a video package on WWE US Champion Chris Benoit; included footage of Benoit breaking John Bradshaw Layfield's hand the previous week, as well as JBL's surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University; featured the announcement that Benoit would defend the US Title against JBL at WrestleMania; included the announcement that Kristal would face Jillian Hall the following week; featured a backstage segment with Paul Birchill and William Regal in which Birchill, after turning down Regal's request to drop the pirate gimmick, said he would have a match next week and he hoped his opponent will be Regal; included a video package on the Kurt Angle / Undertaker match at No Way Out: Tatanka pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) with a roll up at 7:26 when Booker became distracted by the Boogeyman in the front row, sitting right behind Sharmell who was on guest commentary, and foaming at the mouth; moments prior to the finish, Booker hit the scissors kick on Tatanka Randy Orton pinned Super Crazy with a clothesline and the RKO at 5:56 (the debut of Orton's new theme song performed by Killswitch Engage) WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated Matt Hardy & Road Warrior Animal (mystery partner) in a non-title match when Mercury pinned Hardy following the Snapshot at 7:37 after Nitro prevented Mercury from sustaining the Doomsday Device, in which Animal went up top and Hardy lifted Mercury on his shoulders; after the bout, Animal argued with Hardy for the loss before attacking his injured knee and ramming it into the ringpost Bobby Lashley fought Finlay to a double disqualification at 2:02 after each grabbed steel chairs and blocked each other's use of the weapon; after the bout, the two were held apart by nearly a dozen security guards and referees, with both men repeatedly breaking free to brawl with the other before being restrained The Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle via disqualification at 28:42 when Mark Henry, with Daivari, interfered and attacked the challenger as he had Angle covered following the tombstone; after the bout, Henry assaulted Taker on the floor before eventually hitting a splash from the Spanish announce table onto Taker on the regular announce table, smashing it

3/7/06; Mobile, AL; Civic Center 3/10/06 - featured an opening music recap of the previous week's Angle / Taker world title match and the assault by Mark Henry to the challenger; included an in-ring promo by Mark Henry & Daivari in which Henry said Undertaker stole his title shot and the only reason Kurt Angle still has the title is because of his interference; moments later, Angle interrupted to accept Henry's challenge with a brief brawl errupting until Randy Orton came out to help double team Angle, prompting Rey Mysterio Jr. to help make the save; after the babyfaces cleared the ring, Teddy Long came out and announced that Henry & Orton would face Mysterio & Angle later in the night; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Mike Mizanin; included an in-ring promo by John Bradshaw Layfield in which he thanked the fans for their support as he recovered from hand surgery, then cut a promo on Steve Austin who had badmouthed JBL on WWE.com, said his headlining WrestleMania 21 made it the most successful WrestleMania to date, and ultimately challenged Austin to a beer drinking contest at Saturday Night's Main Event; JBL then showed footage of Chris Benoit breaking his hand weeks earlier before saying he would take the US title at WrestleMania as payback; featured footage from the recent tour of Australia; included an in-ring promo by Booker T & Sharmell in which they read several letters from civic groups explaining that the Boogeyman is a poor role model and mistreats worms; moments later, Teddy Long appeared on the big screen to address Booker's problem, saying he would have to face the Boogeyman the following week on Saturday Night's Main Event; worms and red smoke came out of Booker's bag, causing Booker to go out to the floor where he was confronted by the Boogeyman in the aisle; Booker & Sharmell escaped through the crowd as the Boogeyman entered the ring and began eating the worms; featured footage of Batista appearing at the 1st annual Arnold Classic Wrestling Challenge in Columbus, OH; included footage from Candice Michelle's Playboy photo shoot (the issue went on sale 3/7); featured a pre- promo by Road Warrior Animal in which he badmouthed Road Warrior Hawk, John Heidenreich, and Matt Hardy and said he was done with tag teams and would face Hardy the following week; included the announcement that Bobby Lashley would face Finlay the following week in a lumberjack match where a winner would be declared: Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Bobby Lashley fought Finlay to a no contest when the two began brawling in the aisle before the bout began, were pulled apart by security, and then brawled their way backstage; moments later footage was shown of the two in the parking lot where Finlay assaulted Lashley with a steel pipe, busting the windows of a car, and Lashley attacked Finlay on the roof of the vehicle before eventually tipping the car over and Finlay narrowly avoiding being pinned underneath Paul Birchill pinned William Regal with a backflip sidewalk slam at 3:54 (Birchill's in-ring debut in the pirate gimmick) Kristal defeated Jillian Hall in a bra & panties match at 2:11 (Kristal's in-ring debut) WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms via submission with the Crippler Crossface in a non-title match at 6:24; late in the bout, Helms attempted to walk out of the match but was confrontd in the aisle by Brian Kendrick, Paul London, Kid Kash, and Jamie Noble and shoved back inside World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle & Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Randy Orton & Mark Henry (w/ Daivari) to a no contest at around the 13-minute mark after Henry splashed referee Nick Patrick in the corner and, with the help of Daivari, prepared to splash Mysterio through a table in the ring; moments later, Angle attempted to make the save but sustained the RKO from Orton and was then splashed through the table; after Orton left the ring, the Undertaker's music played and, while he did not appear, he issued a challenge for Henry to face him in a casket match at WrestleMania

3/14/06; Bossier City, LA; CenturyTelCenter 3/17/06: Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Finlay pinned Bobby Lashley in a lumberjack match after hitting him with his shillelagh after Lashley speared an interfering Sylvan as Sylvan had a steel chair in his hand Paul Birchill & Kristal defeated William Regal & Jillian Hall Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Matt Hardy defeated Road Warrior via reverse decision after Road Warrior used a foreign object to pin Hardy (Road Warrior Animal's debut as "Road Warrior") WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Orlando Jordan World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Randy Orton defeated Mark Henry, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury

3/20/06; Memphis, TN; FedEx Forum 3/24/06 - included an opening stage promo by Randy Orton in which he appeared through Rey Mysterio Jr.'s gimmick entrance and cut a promo on Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio costing him a win at Saturday Night's Main Event, saying both men were jealous, and that he would be the new world heavyweight champion at WrestleMania; featured a backstage interview with John Bradshaw Layfield in which he said the attack from Steve Austin during Saturday Night's Main Event left him with a broken nose and that he had acquired the services of William Regal to deal with Chris Benoit later in the night; included a backstage promo by Mark Henry on the Undertaker in which he said he would end Taker's WrestleMania winning streak in exchange for Taker stealing his title shot and injuring Daivari and said he would hurt Kurt Angle in their non-title match; featured an in-ring segment with Teddy Long, Booker T & Sharmell in which Long threatened to fire Booker if he didn't sign his contract to face the Boogeyman at WrestleMania; after Booker signed the contract, Long said the match would be a handicap match in which Booker would team with Sharmell against Boogeyman; included a spring break vignette promoting the debut of Mike Mizanin; featured a vignette on Mark Henry: Bobby Lashley won a battle royal by last eliminating WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) at 15:38; due to pre-match stipulations, Lashley earned the final spot in the WrestleMania 22 Money in the Bank ladder match; order of elimination: Road Warrior Animal by most of the participants at the 11-second mark; Scotty 2 Hotty by Kid Kash at 1:12; Kash by Tatanka after being shoved off the top rope at 1:41; Nunzio by Paul Birchill following a clothesline as Nunzio was on the ring apron at 2:33; the Gymini by Bobby Lashley via a double clothesline from behind at 2:57; Simon Dean by Lashley via a throw onto Gymini on the floor at 3:09; Funaki by Jamie Noble at 3:21 following a catapult; Orlando Jordan by Psychosis via a dropkick to the back at 7:23; Sylvan by Brian Kendrick & Paul London via a double superkick at 7:24; Kendrick by MNM at 8:44; Jamie Noble by MNM at 8:46; Psychosis & London eliminated each other following a headscissors over the top by Psychosis at 9:01; Super Crazy by Birchill at 9:16; Birchill by Tatanka following two chops at 9:31; Tatanka was eliminated after Mercury pulled down the top rope during a charge at 12:26 Finlay pinned Rey Mysterio at 15:02 after Randy Orton interfered and hit the RKO on Mysterio as Mysterio was in mid air attempting a standing senton into the ring WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated William Regal (sub. for John Bradshaw Layfield) via submission with the Crippler Crossface in a non-title match at around the 7:30 mark following a dragon suplex; prior to the bout, Regal was escorted to ringside by John Bradshaw Layfield & Jillian Hall, who then watched the bout from the hood of JBL's limo (the bout began during the commercial break) Mark Henry pinned World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle in a non-title match at around the 13-minute mark with a splash after Rey Mysterio Jr. accidentally hit a standing senton into the ring on Angle when an interfering Randy Orton moved out of the way; after the bout, Angle shoved Mysterio to the mat and turned his attention to Orton on the floor; moments later, Mysterio dropkicked Angle into the ropes and hit the 619 as the show came to a close (the bout began during the commercial break)

3/28/06; Kansas City, MO; Kemper Arena 3/31/06 - included an opening in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr. in which he called out Randy Orton, with World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle coming out instead saying he wanted Orton and he would hold onto his title at WrestleMania; Orton appeared moments later, referred to Angle as a "paper champion" and Mysterio a "charity case", and said he wasn't wrestling tonight because he was saving himself for WrestleMania; as Orton attempted to leave, Teddy Long came out and announced that Mysterio would face Angle later in the main event before having security escort Orton out of the arena; featured a This Week in Wrestling History segment focusing on William "The Refridgerator" Perry's performance at WrestleMania 2's WWF / NFL battle royal and featured the announcement that WWE World Champion John Cena would induct Perry into the 2006 WWE Hall of Fame; included a vignette of Mike Mizanin at Titan Towers; featured an in-ring segment with Mark Henry, dressed in a suit while the ring was decorated as a church, in which he reviewed each of the men who failed to defeat the Undertaker at WrestleMania and said that was the past and he would be the one to finally end the Undertaker's winning streak; included a vignette of Candice Michelle's Playboy photo shoot: WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Road Warrior Animal in a non-title match via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 2:03 after avoiding being hit with a pair of brass knuckles; moments later, Benoit was confronted backstage by John Bradshaw Layfield & Jillian Hall, with JBL saying he took a title from Eddie Guerrero and at WrestleMania he would do the same to Benoit; Benoit responded by saying he's glad to see JBL's broken hand is healed because he would need it to tap out John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) pinned Daniel Cross at the 48-second mark after twice hitting the Clothesline from Hell Paul Birchill defeated Booker T (w/ Sharmell) via count-out at 2:56 when Booker became distracted by the Boogeyman's music and smoke and went underneath the ring to find him; moments later, the Boogeyman appeared under the opposite side of the ring, threw Sharmell over his shoulder, and carried her backstage; later in the show, Booker eventually found Sharmell in a dark hallway in the arena surrounded by hundreds of worms and pulled her to safety as the Boogeyman looked on Bobby Lashley, Matt Hardy, & Tatanka defeated Finlay, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) at 6:25 when Hardy pinned Mercury with the Twist of Fate Super Crazy & Psychosis defeated Kid Kash & Jamie Noble at 4:58 when Crazy pinned Kash with a back flip uranage off the top World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 15:23 via submission with the ankle lock into a heel hook after avoiding the 619; moments later, Randy Orton appeared in the ring and dropped Mysterio with the RKO as Angle looked on from the floor; moments later, Orton took the mic and said he would do the same to Angle at WrestleMania; the two briefly brawled before Angle avoided the RKO, dropped Orton with the Olympic Slam, and applied the ankle lock, with Orton tapping as the show came to a close

4/4/06; Peoria, IL; Civic Center 4/7/06 - included a backstage segment in which Booker T & Sharmell served Teddy Long with a 100-foot restraining order for the Boogeyman, saying that if the Boogeyman came near them again then Long would go to jail; featured a series of clips detailing Rey Mysterio Jr.'s "Road to the Championship", with clips of him winning the 2006 Royal Rumble, his loss to Randy Orton at No Way Out, being added to the WrestleMania world title match, and beating Orton for the championship; included a vignette promoting the debut of Mike Mizanin, featuring him at Titan Towers, throwing water balloons off the roof, talking to executives, and taking a pilates class; the vignette had a disclaimer from Palmer Canon that the views expressed did not reflect those of himself, the network, or the affiliates; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, Bobby Lashley, Matt Hardy, Finlay, Booker T, and Randy Orton in which Long announced he was bringing back the King of the Ring tournament and the first match in the tournament would be held the following week pitting Angle against Orton: Brian Kendrick & Paul London defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) in a non-title match at 9:35 when London pinned Mercury with a modified roll up as Mercury tried to turn him over in a Boston Crab Gunner Scott (Brent Albright) pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) at 2:52 with a roll up into a bridge as Booker became distracted by the Boogeyman's music and smoke; after the bout, Teddy Long came out and said that even though Booker had a restraining order on the Boogeyman, the Boogeyman made his presence felt anyway; Long then raised Scott's hand in victory; after the commercial break, Scott was congratulated backstage by Chris Benoit Chris Benoit defeated Simon Dean via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 3:08; after the bout, a vignette was played on the big screen inviting one and all to participate in next week's celebration party for the new WWE US Champion John Bradshaw Layfield World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Randy Orton at 21:36 with the springboard legdrop after twice hitting the 619; prior to the bout, Kurt Angle confronted Orton backstage and slapped him in the face; after the commercial break, Kristal interviewed the champion backstage during which Mysterio brought in his wife, son, and daughter and thanked them for all their support (The History of the World Heavyweight Championship) Paul Birchill pinned William Regal at 3:22 with the backflip spinebuster; due to pre-match stipulations, Regal had to dress however Birchill wanted; had Regal won, Birchill would have had to wear whatever Regal chose The Undertaker fought Mark Henry to a no contest at around the 3-minute mark when the Great Khali appeared with Daivari as Taker battled Henry on the floor; moments later, Taker confronted Khali in the ring and threw two punches, neither of which hurt Khali; Khali then tore the turnbuckle pad off with one hand, threw Taker in head-first, and landed a series of headbutts to the back of the head before dropping Taker with a boot to the face (Khali's surprise debut)

4/11/06; Green Bay, WI; Resch Center 4/14/06 - included an opening in-ring promo by Booker T & Sharmell in which they inspected the King of the Ring throne and crown and then blamed Teddy Long for him losing to "Gunner Something" the previous week when the Boogeyman's music played in the arena; Booker said he would win the KOTR tournament and Sharmell said Booker was born to sit on the throne; Booker then put on the crown and cape and "knighted" the audience; moments later, Bobby Lashey ran out and speared Booker to the mat; several members of the Green Bay Packers sat ringside for the show; featured a "This Week in Wrestling" segment focusing on the Taz vs. Sabu match at Barely Legal 97, ECW's first ever pay-per-view; included footage of the Bret Hart / Bam Bam Bigelow match from the finals of the 1993 King of the Ring tournament and the Steve Austin / Jake Roberts finals from the 1996 edition, as well as the "Austin 3:16" comment; featured a look at Rey Mysterio's quest to win the World Heavyweight Title; included a vignette promoting the debut of Mike Mizanin, with footage of him at Titan Towers; prior to the vignette, Palmer Canon said Mizanin's comments did not reflect those of the network; featured an in-ring promo by Daivari & the Great Khali regarding the Undertaker; included a look at the film "See No Evil", starring Kane, which will be released May 19: Brian Kendrick (w/ Paul London) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Johnny Nitro (w/ Melina & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Joey Mercury) at 3:06 with a victory roll moments after London ran in the ring and dove onto an interfering Mercury on the floor Paul Birchill (w/ William Regal dressed as a buxom wench) pinned Rasheed Brown at 1:00 with the backflip spinebuster after Birchill sent Brown into Regal on the ring apron, knocking him to the floor as he attempted to interfere with a pair of brass knuckles; prior to the bout it was announced that Regal would have to continue to wear the outfit until Birchill lost a match Matt Hardy pinned Road Warrior Animal with the Twist of Fate at the 18-second mark; the two brawled around ringside for several moments before the match officially began WWE US Champion John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) defeated Chris Benoit in a steel cage match at 18:47 by escaping the cage after landing a low blow behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, which was scheduled as a regular singles match, Teddy Long came out and announced that it would be held inside a steel cage; footage was then shown of the controversial finish of their match at WrestleMania; JBL was to have spent the night celebrating his title victory but Benoit elected to take advantage of the rematch clause; after the contest, JBL appeared to be upset with Jillian for accidentally slamming the cage door on his head late in the match The Gymini (w/ Simon Dean) defeated Super Crazy & Psychosis at 2:55 when Crazy was pinned following a modified overhead belly to belly suplex after the Gymini switched places in the ring King of the Ring Quarter Finals: Kurt Angle defeated Randy Orton via submission with the ankle lock at 8:14 after avoiding the RKO; after the bout, Angle twice reapplied the hold until several referees swarmed the ring

4/17/06; St. Louis, MO; Savvis Center 4/21/06 - featured JBL "A Great Champion for a Greater America" vignettes focusing on his WWE World Title victory over Eddie Guerrero at the 2004 Great American Bash, his catching illegal immigrants during the 4/8/04 Smackdown, and winning the US Title from Chris Benoit at WrestleMania 22; included a recap of the Kurt Angle / Randy Orton match the previous week during which it was announced Orton sustained a broken ankle from the post-match attack and he would be out of action for an undetermined amount of time; featured a "This Week in Wrestling History" segment focusing on Steve Austin driving a monster truck onto the Rock's luxury car during the 4/19/99 Raw and then driving it into the arena where he assaulted the Rock; included Teddy Long announcing that Kurt Angle would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. during next week's episode; featured a segment promoting Kane appearing in "See No Evil" in theaters May 19th; featured Mike Mizanin trying to get into the arena to crash JBL's celebration party but was blocked at the front door by Palmer Canon and security, with Canon saying the Miz was officially cancelled and ordering security to escort him away from the building; included JBL's in-ring celebration of winning the US title, with Jillian Hall arranging for a high school marching band and red, white, and blue balloons; after JBL came out in a limousine Hummer he yelled at Jillian for not doing enough and fired her, with Jillian running backstage crying; moments later, JBL made a public challenge to the winner of the Mysterio / Angle match for a title shot; Kurt Angle then appeared followed by Mysterio; after sharing words, both men attacked JBL before having their own staredown as the show came to a close: King of the Ring Quarter Finals: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Matt Hardy with the scissors kick at 18:26 after avoiding the Twist of Fate by hitting a low blow as Sharmell distracted the referee; after the bout, Booker posed beside the King of the Ring throne at the entrance and put on the crown Paul London (w/ Brian Kendrick) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Joey Mercury (w/ Melina & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Johnny Nitro) at 8:43 with a cradle as Mercury bent down to give MNM's snapshot gesture Chris Benoit & Bobby Lashley defeated Finlay & Orlando Jordan at 6:07 when Lashley pinned Jordan with a spear and the Dominator The Great Khali (w/ Daivari) pinned Sho Funaki at the 56-second mark by placing one foot on Funaki's face after a two-handed choke throw (Khali's in-ring debut) The Gymini (w/ Simon Dean) defeated Paul Birchill & William Regal at 2:30 when Regal was pinned with the Cross Trainer after Birchill refused to tag into the match and walked out of the contest

4/22/06; London, England; Wembley Arena 4/28/06 - featured a series of "Kurt Angle's Winner's Choice" segments focusing on his world title victories over the Rock, Steve Austin, the Big Show, Brock Lesnar, and the World Heavyweight Title battle royal from January; included a segment on the Lakota tribe during which it was announced Tatanka would undergo an initiation the following week; featured a segment on Kane appearing in "See No Evil" in theaters May 19th; included an in-ring promo by Daivari & the Great Khali regarding the Undertaker, during which Khali scared Kristal, who held the microphone, from ringside; featured a backstage pull-apart brawl between Jillian Hall and Melina: WWE US Champion John Bradshaw Layfield pinned William Regal with the Clothesline from Hell at 10:53; the champion came out wearing a red, white, and blue jacket and cut a lengthy in-ring promo on England before Regal interrupted and cut his own promo on America Super Crazy, Brian Kendrick, & Paul London defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) when London pinned Helms by reversing a suplex attempt into an inside cradle at 3:57 King of the Ring Quarter Finals: Bobby Lashley defeated Mark Henry via count-out at 6:08 when Henry knocked himself out after falling to the floor and hitting his head against the commentary table; after the bout, Henry assaulted Lashley on the floor and splashed him against the steel ringpost Finlay (surprise participant) (sub. for Booker T) pinned Gunner Scott at 3:47 with the Emerald Frosien after Booker interfered on the floor and kicked Scott in the face; Booker & Sharmell did guest commentary for the bout; after the match, Chris Benoit came out to scare Finlay and Booker from the ring as they double teamed Scott Kurt Angle defeated World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. via disqualification at 14:48 when Mark Henry interfered and attacked the challenger as Mysterio was caught in the ankle lock; after the bout, Henry assaulted Angle outside the ring before laying him across a table and hitting a running splash from the ring apron through the table on the floor; Angle was attended to by medical personnel as the show came to a close

5/2/06; Cincinnati, OH; US Bank Arena 5/5/06 - featured the announcement that World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. would defend against WWE US Champion John Bradshaw Layfield at Judgment Day; included an in-ring promo by Mysterio which was interrupted by JBL who mentioned the illegal immigrant strike and said that Mysterio's people do have a place in America, to pick up trash and mow lawns; after Mysterio said he would take on anybody at any time, JBL introduced him to his opponent for later in the night, Mark Henry; featured a segment focusing on "The Rebirth of Tatanka" in which he participated in an inipi ceremony; included Teddy Long confronting Daivari & the Great Khali backstage in which he handed Khali a contract to face the Undertaker at Judgment Day which Taker had already signed; several players of the Cincinnati Bengals were in attendance for the show; featured a segment on Kane appearing in "See No Evil" in theaters May 19th; included the announcement that Taker would face the Great Khali and Jillian Hall would face Melina at Judgment Day: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Gunner Scott with a kick to the face and the scissors kick at 5:29 after Sharmell grabbed Scott's foot from the floor; it was announced prior to the bout that Booker earned a bye into the finals of the King of the Ring due to the injuries Kurt Angle sustained the previous week; after the match, Booker climbed on the commentary table, said he would have beaten Angle down just like he did Scott, and that he will win the King of the Ring Brian Kendrick & Paul London fought WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) to a no contest when the champions attacked the challengers from behind with the title belts before the match began; moments later, the champions hit the Snapshot on London and two Snapshots on Kendrick King of the Ring Quarter Finals: Finlay pinned Chris Benoit at 20:24 with the Celtic Cross after jabbing Benoit in the throat with a steel chair; after the contest, Finlay sat in the King of the Ring throne at the entranceway The Gymini (w/ Simon Dean) defeated Sho Funaki & Scotty 2 Hotty at 3:27 when Scotty was pinned following the Crash Diet Super Crazy, Nunzio (w/ Vito), and Kid Kash fought to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark when Daivari & the Great Khali came ringside, with Khali assaulting all three participants; the match was to have determined who would face WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms for the title at Judgment Day Mark Henry pinned World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 5:18 with a powerslam after catching Mysterio attempting a springboard crossbody into the ring; WWE US Champion John Bradshaw Layfield did guest commentary for the match; after the bout, Henry dragged Mysterio to the entranceway, thew him into the stage, and attempted to splash Mysterio off the stage to the floor but JBL intervened and promised Henry a title shot if he left Mysterio alone; moments later, JBL told Mysterio that he would be facing the Great Khali the following week in Mysterio's hometown; JBL stood over Mysterio's motionless body as the show came to a close

5/9/06; San Diego, CA; ipayOne Center 5/12/06 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE US Champion John Bradshaw Layfield regarding his upcoming title shot against World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. as well as Mysterio's match later in the night against the Great Khali; he went on to say that Mysterio's family could all come work for him and that hispanics were responsible for prostitution, drugs, and drive bys; moments later, Mysterio attacked JBL from behind until he was pulled off by referees while JBL ran backstage; members of the San Diego Chargers were in attendance for the show; included Kurt Angle confronting Teddy Long backstage in which Long said he couldn't give Angle a match against Mark Henry later in the show because he wasn't medically cleared but would make a match between the two at Judgment Day; featured footage from the world premiere of "See No Evil", including appearances by Batista, John Cena, the Big Show, Kane, Lilian Garcia, Candice Michelle, Trish Stratus, JBL, Rey Mysterio Jr., Kurt Angle, and Triple H; included the announcement that MNM would defend the Smackdown! tag team titles against Paul London & Brian Kendrick at Judgment Day; featured an in-ring promo by MNM regarding their upcoming title defense against London & Kendrick, along with footage of the incident the two teams had the previous week, until Jillian Hall interrupted; as Jillian prepared to walk to the ring and fight Melina, London & Kendrick attacked the champions from behind and depantsed them; moments later, Jillian pulled down Melina's skirt and left ringside with London & Kendrick; included a look at Kane's appearance in "See No Evil" in theaters May 19th: Super Crazy defeated Kid Kash and Nunzio at 4:34 by pinning Nunzio with a victory roll while at the same time avoiding a crossbody off the top by Kash; WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms did guest commentary for the bout; due to pre-match stipulations, Crazy earned a title shot against Helms at Judgment Day The Gymini defeated Joey Ryan & Mike Wellington at 3:19 when Ryan was pinned following a double throw into the air King of the Ring Semi Finals: Bobby Lashley pinned Finlay with a spear at 16:22 immediately after Finlay hit Lashley in the back with a steel chair; prior to the bout, Booker T & Sharmell came out, with Booker cutting a promo on Kurt Angle, challenging Angle to come out and face him even though he knew Angle had left the building; Booker then counted Angle out of the ring and awarded himself the winner of the match; Booker & Sharmell returned at around the 8-minute mark as Booker watched the match from the King of the Ring throne located at the entrance way; after the match, Lashley grabbed the microphone and told Booker he was sitting in his seat Mark Henry pinned Paul Birchill with the powerslam at 3:38 after hitting two splashes in the corner and then grabbing the mic to cut a promo on facing Kurt Angle at Judgment Day (the debut of Henry's new music) The Great Khali (w/ Daivair) pinned World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match with a double choke throw and placing one foot on Mysterio's face at 3:20; prior to the bout, the champion attacked John Bradshaw Layfield at ringside, who did guest commentary for the match; Mysterio's family was shown at ringside throughout the contest; after the match, JBL grabbed the mic and told Mysterio he let all his family and fans down and that he would face another challenge next week against an unnamed opponent

5/16/06; Albuquerque, NM; Tingley Coliseum 5/19/06 - featured an opening promo by WWE US Champion John Bradshaw Layfield, from his limo parked in the aisle, in which he said Rey Mysterio's machismo would cost him the World Heavyweight Title at Judgment Day and that Mysterio would "play with fire and get burned" against his mystery opponent later in the show; included footage from the Judgment Day press conference, featuring comments from Mark Henry, Booker T, JBL, and Rey Mysterio Jr.; included comments from various WWE talents regarding Kane's appearance in "See No Evil"; featured a pre- promo from Kurt Angle about his match with Mark Henry at Judgment Day; included a vignette promoting the return of Tatanka the following week; featured an in-ring promo by the Great Khali & Daivari regarding Khali's match with the Undertaker at Judgment Day: Paul London, Brian Kendrick, & Jillian Hall defeated Melina, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury at around the 12-minute mark when Jillian pinned Melina with a crossbody off the top (the bout began during the commercial break) Bobby Lashley pinned Jared Steel at 2:13 with the spear; after the bout, Lashley went to sit in the King of the Ring throne at the entrance stage but Booker T & Sharmell came out for the next match, with Sharmell holding Booker back as he tried to get at Lashley Chris Benoit & Gunner Scott defeated Booker T (w/ Sharmell) & Finlay at 18:13 when Scott pinned Booker with a crucifix after Booker & Sharmell became distracted by Bobby Lashley sitting in the King of the Ring throne at the entranceway; prior to the bout, it was announced that Finlay would face Chris Benoit at Judgment Day Mark Henry pinned Matt Hardy with the standing powerslam at 2:28; after the bout, Henry twice splashed Hardy in the corner before cutting an in-ring promo on facing Kurt Angle at Judgment Day World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Kane (mystery opponent) to a no contest in a non-title match at around the 5-minute mark; after Mysterio's entrance, JBL came out for guest commentary and said the champion had gone through so much lately that he didn't even know what day it was; when Mysterio replied "May 19", Kane made his entrance; late in the bout, Kane hit the chokeslam on Mysterio but became distracted when his old mask appeared on the big screen and his own voice could be heard saying "It's happening again"; JBL then climbed in the ring to calm Kane down, saying it was Mysterio who said May 19; after hearing those words, Kane hit a chokeslam on JBL as well and left the ring as the show came to a close

5/23/06; Bakersfield, CA; Rabobank Arena 5/26/06: Bobby Lashley pinned WWE US Champion John Bradshaw Layfield to win the title in an impromptu match at 1:22 with a spear after avoiding the Clothesline from Hell; prior to the bout, JBL cut an in-ring promo challenging World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. to a rematch from Judgment Day to prove Mysterio beating him was an upset; moments later, Mysterio appeared, bragged about the win, and said he didn't see JBL facing all challengers as he himself has done; after JBL said he would take on anyone, Mysterio brought out Lashly as JBL's opponent Tatanka pinned Simon Dean Chris Benoit fought Mark Henry to a no contest WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick & Paul London defeated Nunzio & Vito Finlay pinned Paul Birchill World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned John Bradshaw Layfield; stipulations stated JBL would retire if he lost (JBL's last match for 19 months)

5/30/06; Portland, OR; Rose Garden 6/2/06 - featured Mike Mizanin opening the show as the new "host" of Smackdown!, in which he ran down the night's top matches; included a look at Kane's involvement in "See No Evil"; featured a vignette promoting the return of Batista in 35 days; included a pre promo from Bobby Lashley regarding his US Title victory the previous week and facing Booker T later in the night; featured the Great Khali & Daivari as guests of Piper's Pit in which Khali eventually attacked Roddy Piper, choked him, and dropped him with a chop to the head after Piper knocked Daivari to the mat; included a vignette promoting the return of Ken Kennedy next week; featured a vignette focusing on Sabu; included Tazz cutting a promo on Jerry Lawler in which he challenged Lawler to a match at ECW's One Night Stand for Lawler's recent insults directed at both him and ECW: Kurt Angle defeated World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. via count-out in a non-title match at 19:16 when Mysterio crawled onto the apron but failed to meet the 10-count from referee Charles Robinson after sustaining a belly to belly suplex over the top; after the bout, Angle shook Mysterio's hand and handed him the world title before leaving the champion in the ring; Paul Heyman did guest commentary for the match and announced during the bout that Sabu would challenge Mysterio for the World Heavyweight Title at ECW's One Night Stand (Angle's last match on Smackdown! before leaving for ECW) Matt Hardy pinned Nunzio with the Twist of Fate at 4:37; after the bout, Vito came out, wearing a black dress, to help Nunzio to his feet; after seeing Vito in the dress, Nunzio became scared and went backstage, with Vito following him and trying to explain Jillan Hall pinned Kristal by blocking a victory roll attempt at 2:36; Ashley did guest commentary for the bout; during the match it was announced that the 2006 Diva Search would take place on Smackdown! as well as Raw; after the contest, Michelle McCool came out and cut a promo, saying Ashley wasn't the only new diva on Smackdown! and that things were about to get a whole lot hotter (Ashley's Smackdown! debut) Mark Henry pinned Paul Birchill after two standing powerslams at the 53-second mark; prior to the bout, Henry's attack on Chris Benoit the previous week was recapped and it was announced Benoit had taken an indefinate sabbatical from the ring after sustaining the injury; after the match, Henry knocked Birchill to the floor, repeatedly rammed him into the steel ringpost, and trapped him in the ring ropes and pulled back on his neck, causing Birchill to bleed from the mouth Finlay pinned Caden Matthews with the Celtic Cross at 1:48; after the bout, Finlay's midget came out from underneath the ring and assaulted Matthews until Finlay pulled him off and scared him back under the ring WWE US Champion Bobby Lashley pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell & William Regal) in a non-title match with the running powerslam at 5:29; after the bout, the champion was triple teamed for several minutes by Booker, Finlay, and Regal; moments later, Booker sat on his throne inside the ring and forced Lashley to kiss his feet to end the show

6/6/06; Wheeling, WV; WesBanco Arena 6/9/06 - opened with an image of John "Earthquake" Tenta, acknowledging his death on 6/7/06; featured an in-ring segment in which William Regal replayed footage of last week's assault on WWE US Champion Bobby Lashley and then introduced King Booker; however, Regal was then attacked from behind by Lashley; moments later, Teddy Long came out and announced that Lashley would face Regal later in the show with the stipulation being that if he could beat Regal then he could get King Booker; Lashley was held back by officials during the segment, including Michael Hayes and Steve Lombardi; included a vignette promoting the return of Batista; included a look at Kane's appearance in "See No Evil"; featured Michael Cole & Tazz discussing news which broke on WWE.com earlier in the week about Paul Heyman offering World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. a spot in the new ECW; included a vignette promoting the return of Ken Kennedy later in the show; featured Mike Mizanin hosting a bikini contest between Ashley, Kristal, Michelle McCool, and Jillian which was won by Ashley; featured Rey Mysterio Jr. and Chavo Guerrero Jr. talking backstage about whether or not Rey should jump to ECW as well as Rey trying to talk Chavo into coming out of retirement; included an in-ring segment in which Michael Cole was to have interviewed Rey Mysterio Jr. about his decision on whether or not to jump to ECW but Tazz came into the ring first, cut a promo on facing Jerry Lawler at One Night Stand, and said that he was done with Smackdown! and would be going to ECW for good; moments later, Tazz left the ringside area after hugging Paul Heyman in the aisle; Heyman then came into the ring, relieved Cole of his duties, and spoke of the various names who would be headlining the new ECW; Mysterio then came out and thanked Heyman for giving him his first break in the US but said Smackdown! was his home now; Heyman then said he appreciated the consideration and wished Mysterio the best of luck at One Night Stand as well as in his non-title match scheduled for moments later, saying that he thought Mysterio would need it: Super Crazy (w/ Psychosis) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London) with a backflip uranage off the top; after the bout, the Great Khali and Daivari came out with Khali destroying the tag team champions and Super Crazy as Psychosis ran backstage Vito pinned Nunzio with a right hand punch to the face and a jumping DDT at 1:45 WWE US Champion Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal via count-out in a non-title match at 7:18 following a spear on the floor as Regal attempted to use a steel chair as a weapon; Booker T & Sharmell watched the match from Booker's throne beside the entrance stage; due to pre-match stipulations, Lashley earned a match against Booker the following week Mark Henry pinned Raymond Roe at the 54-second mark after twice hitting the standing powerslam; after the bout, Henry cut a promo about the return of Batista in 28 days and said it would be the biggest mistake Batista ever made Ken Kennedy pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with a Swanton off the top at 2:29; after the bout, Kennedy grabbed the mic and announced himself the winner (Kennedy's TV return after a 6 month absence) Finlay pinned World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match after hitting him with the shillelagh and dropping him with the Celtic Cross at 7:25 after Mysterio kicked an interfering Sabu on the ring apron; after the bout, Sabu continued to attack Mysterio, knocking him to the floor and springboarding off a chair in the ring onto the top rope and then crashing through a table on the floor he laid Mysterio across moments earlier; Paul Heyman did guest commentary for the bout

6/13/06; Trenton, NJ; Sovereign Bank Arena 6/16/06 - featured an opening segment in which Mike Mizanin announced that WWE US Champion Bobbly Lashley would face Booker T and World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. would battle WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms later in the show; included a vignette following Batista's surrendering of the World Heavyweight Title and his return to the ring in 21 days; featured a vignette of Sylvan acting as a representative of Quebec and trying to sell it as a vacation spot; included a look at Kane's appearance in "See No Evil"; featured Michael Cole conducting an in-ring interview with Chavo Guerrero Jr. about whether or not he would come out of retirement, with Mark Henry coming out moments later and assaulting Chavo by hitting two standing powerslams and then ramming his back into the steel ringpost on the floor: World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match at 6:55 with the 619 and a springboard Fameasser; prior to the bout, John Bradshaw Layfield made his debut as the new color commentator of Smackdown!, replacing Tazz WWE US Champion Bobby Lashley fought Booker T (w/ Sharmell) to a no contest in a non-title match when Finlay and William Regal jumped the champion as he made his way to the ring, with Finlay repeatedly hitting Lashley's knee with his shillelagh; moments later, Booker stomped the knee several times before Matt Hardy and Gunner Scott came out to hold the three heels off; it was announced later in the show that the match would be rescheduled for later in the show Ken Kennedy pinned Nick Berk with the Green Bay Meatpacker at 2:13 The Great Khali (w/ Daivari) defeated Super Crazy & Psychosis in a handicap match at 2:03 by pinning Crazy with one foot on his chest following a double choke throw; late in the bout, Psychosis slid in the ring with a steel chair but opted not to use it and ran into the aisle without making the save for his partner Finlay & William Regal defeated Matt Hardy & Gunner Scott at 14:32 when Finlay pinned Scott after hitting him over the head with his shillelagh; Ashley, beside Mike Mizanin in the crowd, introduced the participants prior to the bout; after the match, Finlay's midget came out from underneath the ring and assaulted Scott, Hardy, and Regal before Finlay could pull him off Vito defeated Scott Wright via submission with a modified Stump Puller at 2:54; prior to the bout, footage of Vito visiting a local gym was shown in which he again was wearing a dress WWE US Champion Bobby Lashley pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) in a non-title match at 16:00 by catching Booker running off the ropes and hitting a running powerslam

6/20/06; Albany, NY; Pepsi Arena 6/23/06 - featured an opening segment in which host Mike Mizanin announced that WWE US Champion Bobby Lashley would face Booker T in a rematch from last week and that World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. would defend against Mark Henry later in the show; included a vignette promoting the return of Batista in 14 days; featured Sylvan advertising the province of Quebec as a tourist site; included Michael Cole conducting an interview with Chavo Guerrero Jr., who was backstage, in which he said Rey Mysterio would defeat Mark Henry later in the show: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Super Crazy & Psychosis at 6:25 when Kendrick pinned Psychosis after avoiding a somersault legdrop off the top, when Psychosis tagged himself into the match as Crazy prepared to finish Kendrick off; after the bout, Crazy and Psychosis briefly brawled in the ring before Crazy left ringside Tatanka fought Simon Dean to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark when the Great Khali & Daivari appeared and assaulted both men before covering Dean as the Undertaker would do Finlay pinned Gunner Scott at 4:23 after hitting him with a shillelagh as referee Charles Robinson was busy taking away a shillelagh belonging to Finlay's midget; after the bout, Finlay scared the midget back underneath the ring Booker T (w/ Sharmell) defeated WWE US Champion Bobby Lashley via disqualification in a non-title match at 20:38 when the champion hit an interfering William Regal as well as Booker with a steel chair after fighting off an interfering Finlay; later in the broadcast, Booker & Sharmell told Teddy Long that Booker would never again wrestle Lashley, with Long telling them that Booker would battle Lashley next week in a steel cage match Ken Kennedy pinned Sho Funaki with a senton off the top at 2:54 World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mark Henry via disqualification at 15:28 when Chavo Guerrero Jr. hit the steel ringpost with a steel chair and then threw the chair onto Henry so that referee Nick Patrick, who had been knocked down moments earlier, thought Henry used the weapon on Mysterio

6/27/06; Roanoke, VA; Civic Center 6/30/06 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Mark Henry in which he listed off the names of men he injured and said Chavo Guerrero Jr. and World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. would pay for what they did to him the previous week; moments later, Chavo came out and said Henry's attempts to goad him into coming out of retirement wouldn't work; Henry then said he spits on the Guerrero name and if Eddie Guerrero were still alive he would spit on him too; Chavo then ran to the ring but was beaten down by Henry and sustained several Vader Bombs off the middle turnbuckle until Rey Mysterio Jr. slid in the ring and covered Chavo to absorb the blow; Henry continued to assault Rey on the floor before hoisting Chavo up in a torture rack backbreaker; included a vignette promoting the return of Batista next week; featured footage of Mike Mizanin and Ashley determining the 8 finalists of the 2006 WWE Diva Search; included footage of Mike Mizanin winning on NBC's Fear Factor; featured a vignette showing Sylvan Grenier acting as an ambassador of Quebec: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms defeated Super Crazy via disqualification at 4:34 when Psychosis interfered and attacked the champion as Super Crazy had a submission hold applied on Helms; after the bout, Psychosis attacked Crazy but was eventually cleared from the ring by a dropkick Jamie Noble & Kid Kash defeated Malik Yamah & Marty Garner at 3:55 when Kash pinned Garner following a powerbomb / clothesline off the top double team (the Smackdown debut of the Pitbulls tag team) Finlay pinned Matt Hardy with the Celtic Cross at 7:04 after dropping Hardy face-first across an exposed turnbuckle; late in the bout, Finlay's midget appeared underneath the ring and threw a can of Guinness beer to John Bradshaw Layfield at the commentary table Ken Kennedy pinned Gunner Scott with the senton bomb at around the 3-minute mark; after the bout, Kennedy attempted to announce himself as the winner but was interrupted by the Great Khali & Daivari; after Kennedy left the ring, Khali hit a double choke throw on Scott, with Daivari then stuffing Scott inside a bodybag; Daivari then issued a challenge to the Undertaker on behalf of Khali for a Punjabi Prison match at the Great American Bash (the match began during the commercial break) Vito defeated Simon Dean via submission with an armbar at 3:25; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Vito shopping at a local department store in a dress WWE US Champion Bobby Lashley defeated Booker T (w/ Sharmell, Finlay, & William Regal) in a steel cage match at 15:04 by escaping over the top

7/3/06; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center 7/7/06 - included an in-ring promo by Sylvan acting as an ambassador of Quebec; featured the announcement that Batista would face Mark Henry and WWE US Champion Bobby Lashley would defend against William Regal and Finlay at the Great American Bash; included clips of Henry assaulting Chris Benoit 6 weeks ago and attacking Kurt Angle a month before, as well as Batista beating John Bradshaw Layfield in a no holds barred match at Summer Slam 05 and Triple H at WrestleMania 21; included Kristal interviewing Tatanka about his upcoming match against the Great Khali, prior to which she was shown insulting Ashley not realizing the camera was on her; featured footage of the recent Smackdown! tour of Puerto Rico and Panama; included a look at the 8 WWE Diva Search finalists; featured Michael Cole, from the commentary table, interviewing Mark Henry backstage about the rumors that Batista would call him out later in the show, with Henry saying it would be the shortest comeback in the history of wrestling; included a closing segment in which Batista came out to the ring and demanded Henry come out to face him then and there; after Henry appeared, Rey Mysterio Jr. jumped him from behind but was eventually thrown to the ground as Batista and Henry brawled around ringside, with Batista eventually dominating with the use of the steel ring steps and a steel chair (Batista's return to Smackdown! after a 6-month absence): Booker T (w/ Sharmell) won a 14-man battle royal by last eliminating William Regal and Matt Hardy at 13:50; order of elimination: Super Crazy by Finlay at 3:07; Psychosis by Finlay at 3:16; after their eliminations, Crazy and Psychosis brawled up the aisle; Kid Kash by Matt Hardy at 3:34; Jamie Noble by Simon Dean at 7:48; Dean by Sho Funaki via a clothesline at 7:52; Funaki by Ken Kennedy via a clothesline at 7:56; Scotty 2 Hotty by Booker, Regal, & Finlay at 8:05; Kennedy by Hardy at 8:30; WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London by Finlay via a blow to the face knocking London off the apron at 9:51; WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick by Regal via an overhead suplex at 10:01; Finlay by Hardy via a backdrop at 10:21; due to pre-match stipulations, Booker earned a shot at the World Heavyweight Title at the Great American Bash; after the bout, Regal repeatedly said "All hail, King Booker" from the floor as Booker celebrated inside the ring; after the commercial break, World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio commented on defending the title against Booker at the Great American Bash as well as the attack both he and Chavo Guerrero Jr. sustained the previous week at the hands of Mark Henry Ken Kennedy pinned Super Crazy with an electric chair and the senton at 7:05 after Crazy became distracted by Psychosis at ringside The Great Khali (w/ Daivari) fought Tatanka to a no contest when Khali kicked Tatanka off the ring apron before the match began and assaulted him; moments later, Daivari went to open the casket he brought to ringside but white smoke came out and the lights flickered; the voice of the Undertaker was then heard and he accepted the challenge for a Punjabi Prison Match at the Great American Bash Vito defeated Psychosis via submission with an armbar at 5:52 after hitting a DDT when Super Crazy came ringside and distracted Psychosis; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Vito wearing women's clothing during the recent tour of Puerto Rico Jamie Noble & Kid Kash defeated Scotty 2 Hotty & Sho Funaki at 3:50 when Noble pinned Scotty following a spear / clothesline double team WWE US Champion Bobby Lashley pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match at around 5:30 with a press slam into a powerslam (the bout began during the commercial break)

7/11/06; Minneapolis, MN; Target Center 7/14/06 - featured footage of Vito wearing a dress and shopping at the Mall of America; included Sgt. Slaughter hosting the Diva Contest Bootcamp: Matt Hardy defeated Ken Kennedy Jamie Noble defeated Paul London Finlay pinned WWE US Champion Bobby Lashley to win the title at 10:04 after Finlay's midget appeared from under the ring and slid a second shillelagh into the ring after Lashley stole Finlay's shillelagh away and threw it near the entrance way World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated William Regal

7/18/06; Corpus Christi, TX; American Bank Center 7/21/06 - featured Mike Mizanin hosting an in-ring dance-off between the Diva contest contestants, won by Milena; included a backstage segment with Matt Hardy, Sho Funaki, Tatanka, and Sylvian Grenier in which Grenier told the others to vacation in Quebec: Kid Kash defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick Ashley & Jillian Hall defeated Michelle McCool & Kristal Bobby Lashley defeated WWE US Champion Finlay via disqualification when the champion hit Lashley with a steel chair after Lashley fought off an interfering William Regal; after the bout, Lashley threw Regal across the floor and grabbed Finlay by the throat until the midget gave Lashley a low blow, with Finlay then hitting Lashley with his shallalagh Super Crazy pinned Psychosis with a rolling crucifix at 4:40; WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms did guest commentary for the bout, during which he said he would be defending the title at the Great American Bash but didn't know who he would face; prior to the match, it was announced a WrestleMania 23 Fan Rally would be held the following Tuesday at Ford Field; after the bout, Crazy motioned to Helms he wanted his belt World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) in a non-title match with the 619 and springboard legdrop at around the 12-minute mark after Chavo Guerrero Jr. interfered and tripped Booker as he attempted the scissors kick, moments after Sharmell tripped Mysterio as he attempted the 619 (the bout began during the commercial break)

7/25/06; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena 7/28/06 - featured an opening package highlighting the Rey Mysterio / Booker T World Heavyweight Title match from the Great American Bash; included footage from the previous Tuesday's WrestleMania 23 fan rally at Ford Field, with appearances by John Cena, WWE World Champion Edge, World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, Batista, Randy Orton, ECW World Champion the Big Show, Shawn Michaels, and Gene Okerlund; featured Michael Cole interviewing Chavo Guerrero Jr., who was not in the arena, about his actions at the Bash with Chavo saying he didn't owe anyone an explanation but would be on Smackdown! the following week to teach Rey Mysterio the true meaning of the name "Guerrero"; included an in-ring celebration of King Booker's World Heavyweight Title victory in which balloons fell from the rafters and he and Sharmell were brought to the ring on a carriage; moments later, as Booker attempted an in-ring promo, Rey Mysterio Jr. attacked Booker, knocked him into his own throne, and then hit the 619; featured Mike Mizanin hosting the Diva Search segment in which JT won the musical chairs contest; included Paul Heyman confronting Teddy Long backstage about his using the Big Show during the Great American Bash, with Heyman then challenging Long to appear on ECW TV next week and bring along a Smackdown! star to face Big Show; Long accepted and picked Batista as the SD! representative: Ken Kennedy defeated Batista via count-out at 3:37 when Kennedy punched Batista off the apron after Batista accidentally clotheslined the steel ringpost; prior to the bout, it was announced Kennedy received 20 stitches to the head following his match against Batista at the Great American Bash; before Batista's entrance, Kennedy demanded to be introduced as the man that beat Batista at the Bash Vito defeated Simon Dean via submission with a standing armbar at 3:12; prior to the bout, footage of Vito wearing a dress on the streets of Detroit was shown Sylvian pinned Tatanka with a low blow and TKO at 6:32; late in the bout, Sylvian kicked out of Tatanka's Samoan Drop; after the match, Sylvian grabbed Tatanka's headdress and threw it on the floor Michelle McCool (w/ Kristal) pinned Jillian Hall (w/ Ashley) at 2:43 with both feet on the ropes for leverage after avoiding a cartwheel legdrop WWE US Champion Finlay pinned William Regal with a roll up at 5:31 after the champion's midget landed a low blow on Regal using the shillelagh Sylvester Terkay (w/ Elijah Burke) defeated Matt Hardy via submission with a modified standing armbar at 2:51 (Terkay & Burke's TV debut) World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 8:19 with the scissors kick after Chavo Guerrero Jr. came out of the crowd and pulled the challenger off the apron and into the ringside barrier (Great American Bash 06)

7/31/06; East Rutherford, NJ; Continental Airlines Arena 8/4/06 - featured backstage clips of the 2006 Diva contestants cutting 30-second promos to argue why they should be voted in by the fans, with each one interrupted by a stagehand throwing a pie on their face; included an in-ring promo by Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which he said he attacked Rey Mysterio at the Great American Bash because Rey was leeching off the Guerrero name and couldn't win or retain the world heavyweight title without help from a Guerrero; moments later, Mysterio came out and brawled with Chavo until Vickie Guerrero appeared and broke the fight up, saying they were embarassing her; featured Teddy Long speaking with Montel Vontavius Porter about Porter possibly working for Smackdown!: William Regal defeated WWE US Champion Finlay via disqualification at 5:03 when Finlay stole his shillelagh away from Regal and hit Regal in the midsection with the weapon; after the bout, Finlay fought off an interfering Bobby Lashley with the weapon before leaving ringside as Lashley dropped Regal with a running powerslam Elijah Burke (w/ Sylvester Terkay) defeated Scott Wright via submission with a Rings of Saturn after a Russian legsweep at 3:03; prior to the bout, Terkay - who Wright was to have fought - told Burke to take his place in the match; after the bout, Terkay assaulted Wright before locking him in a submission hold Kristal pinned Ashley at 2:00 by grabbing the tights for leverage; during the bout, Ashley broke her hand Tatanka pinned Sylvian with a modified urinagi at 4:28; prior to the bout, a vignette was shown recapping Tatanka's journey with the Lakota tribe Batista pinned Ken Kennedy with the sit-down powerbomb at 8:39; after the bout, Michael Cole attempted to interview Batista at ringside but Batista told him to save his congratulations until after he regains the World Heavyweight Title Vito defeated the Brooklyn Brawler via submission with a standing armbar at 2:40; prior to the bout, footage of Vito working out at a Brooklyn gym was shown KC James & Idol Stevens (w/ Michelle McCool) defeated Scotty 2 Hotty & Sho Funaki at 5:34 when Stevens pinned Funaki following a catapult / missile dropkick double team (James & Stevens' TV debut) The Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:06 when the Great Khali, with Daivari, interfered and attacked Taker after Booker sustained the chokeslam; moments later, Taker clotheslined Khali to the floor before grabbing the mic and challenging him to a last man standing match for Summer Slam

8/8/06; Nashville, TN; Gaylord Entertainment Center 8/11/06 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Daivari, with the Great Khali, in which he rejected the Undertaker's challenge to a last man standing match at Summer Slam; moments later, Taker came out and, following a brief brawl, dropped Khali with a chokeslam; included Chavo Jr. and Vickie Guerrero talking backstage in which Chavo repeatedly said Rey Mysterio Jr. was not a member of the Guerrero family and was stealing the name; featured Teddy Long telling Daivari backstage that while the Undertaker would not face Khali at Summer Slam, he would face him in a last man standing match the following week on Smackdown!; included Luke Perry acting as a guest judge for the Divas talent contest, with the crowd choosing Layla the winner; featured Vickie Guerrero speaking with Rey Mysterio backstage in which she asked him to forgive Chavo, with Rey saying he would try but couldn't promise anything; included the announcement that Batista would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Booker T at Summer Slam; featured Teddy Long speaking to Montel Vontavius Porter about Porter working for Smackdown!; included a vignette promoting the return of the Boogeyman: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms pinned Tatanka in a non-title match with the Shining Wizard at 4:54 when referee Charles Robinson didn't notice Tatanka's foot outside the ring during the cover KC James & Idol Stevens (w/ Michelle McCool) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick in a non-title match at 5:17 when Stevens pinned Kendrick with a roll over and grabbing the tights for leverage after James kicked Kendrick in the head as he had Stevens covered Ken Kennedy fought Rey Mysterio Jr. to a no contest at around the 14-minute mark when, after Chavo Guerrero Jr. came out, Chavo accidentally shoved Mysterio into Vickie Guerrero, knocking both down; moments later, Chavo looked over Vickie until she shoved him away and yelled at both Rey and Chavo for their behavior Vito defeated Sylvian via submission with the standing armbar at 3:29 Sylvester Terkay (w/ Elijah Burke) defeated an unknown via TKO with a standing armbar at 1:30; after the bout, Terkay held his opponent up so Burke could land a kick Batista & Bobby Lashley defeated WWE US Champion Finlay & William Regal when Batista pinned Regal at around the 10-minute mark with a spinebuster; World Heavyweight Champion Booker T & Sharmell did guest commentary for the bout; after the match, Batista cut an in-ring promo directed towards Booker saying he would need his belt back at Summer Slam (the bout began during the commercial break)

8/15/06; Washington DC; Verizon Center 8/18/06 - featured footage of the finals of the 2006 Divas contest, held at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City, in which Layla defeated Jenn and JT to win; MVP was shown watching the show from one of the sky boxes, surrounded by several women; included a video package highlighting the relationship between Rey Mysterio Jr. and Eddie Guerrero; featured Kristal interviewing WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick backstage regarding their recent non-title loss to Idol Stevens & KC James, during which Stevens & James - alongside Michelle McCool - attacked the champions; included a video package highlighting the relationship between Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Eddie Guerrero; featured Vickie Guerrero pleading with Teddy Long to not let the Chavo / Rey match take place at Summer Slam; included a vignette promoting the return of the Boogeyman; featured a closing segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, with Sharmell, asked Batista to come out and kiss his feet or face humilation at Summer Slam; moments later, Batista stomped Booker's foot and cleared him from the ring before putting on Booker's robe as the show came to a close: Batista pinned Sylvian with the sit-down powerbomb at the 45-second mark; Sylvian never had the chance to take off his jaket Sylvester Terkay (w/ Elijah Burke) pinned Scotty 2 Hotty at 3:17 with a modified delayed suplex; after the bout, Terkay briefly locked Scotty in a standing armbar Ken Kennedy pinned Tatanka with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage at 8:33 after raking Tatanka's eyes to avoid the Samoan Drop The Undertaker defeated the Great Khali (w/ Daivari) in a last man standing match at 16:00 after busting him open, hitting him twice over the head with a steel chair, and dropping him with the chokeslam (The Undertaker's Most Dangerous Matches) Vito defeated Scott Fowler via submission with the standing armbarat 2:43; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Vito visiting the Washington Monument in a dress Bobby Lashley defeated WWE US Champion Finlay via disqualification at 13:19 when William Regal - who came out mid-way through - pulled the referee out of the ring as the challenger had Finlay covered following a running powerslam and attacked Lashley; after the bout, Lashley cleared the ring of both Finlay and Regal and then threw a steel chair into Finlay's face

8/22/06; Wilkes-Barre, PA; Wachovia Arena 8/25/06: Ken Kennedy pinned Matt Hardy Sylvester Terkay pinned Tatanka WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London defeated KC James via disqualification Kristal pinned Jillian Hall Vito defeated Sylvan via submission Batista & Bobby Lashley defeated World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, WWE US Champion Finlay, & William Regal in a handicap match

8/29/06; Reading, PA; Sovereign Center 9/1/06 - featured an opening in-ring segment between Rey Mysterio Jr. and Vickie Guerrero in which Vickie said she hit Rey with the chair the previous week because it was time for her to move on with her life and Mysterio was nothing but a piece of her past; she then said she was the new business manager of Chavo Guerrero Jr. before slapping Mysterio across the face, leaving the ring, and then appearing on the stage with Chavo to close the segment; included a segment focusing on John Cena's starring role in "The Marine;" featured a vignette promoting the debut of Jimmy Wang Yang; included Michael Cole interviewing MVP in the front row, with MVP saying he wasn't hiding behind his agent and would happily get in the ring to beat up the likes of Batista and Bobby Lashley; he then said Teddy Long needs to get the money offer right and then left the ringside area; featured a vignette promoting the return of the Boogeyman; included a closing segment in which Teddy Long oversaw the contract signing for the Batista / World Heavyweight Champion Booker T title match scheduled for the following week; after signing, Booker attempted to attack Batista but sustained two spinebusters onto a table set up inside the ring, with the second sending him through the table: Matt Hardy pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match with a double leg pickup into a roll over at 8:46 after Helms attempted to hit Hardy with the belt Mike Mizanin pinned Tatanka with a backslide and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage at 5:26 (Mizanin's TV in-ring debut) Ken Kennedy defeated Bobby Lashley and WWE US Champion Finlay to win the title at 18:04 by pinning Lashley with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage as Lashley had Finlay covered following the spear and running powerslam Vito defeated William Regal via count-out at 2:49 when Regal walked out of the match after Vito stuck his head underneath his dress; prior to the bout, MVP was shown taking a ringside seat alongside two women WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Jamie Noble & Kid Kash in a non-title match at 5:41 when Kendrick pinned Noble by reversing a powerbomb attempt into a sunset flip; after the bout, Idol Stevens & KC James, accompanied by Michelle McCool, attacked the champions, with Noble & Kash eventually dropping Kendrick with a double brainbuster as Stevens & James dropped London with a double DDT; moments later, the two teams had a staredown in the ring as the champions were laid out beneath them

9/5/06; Columbus, GA; Civic Center 9/8/06 - included a look at John Cena's role in "The Marine;" featured a vignette focusing on World Heavyweight Champion Booker T; included a vignette promoting the debut of Jimmy Wang Yang; featured a vignette focusing on Batista's quest to regain the World Heavyweight Title: Finlay pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with the Celtic Cross at 13:46 after avoiding the 619; after the bout, John Bradshaw Layfield attempted to interview Mysterio inside the ring but Mysterio left the ring after JBL claimed the Guerrero family wanted nothing to do with him WWE US Champion Finlay pinned Danny Giomondo in a non-title match with the Green Bay Plunge at 2:24; after the match, Kennedy brought out Teddy Long and said that since he had beaten everyone on Smackdown! he was considering leaving for Raw; Long said Kennedy had not beaten everyone and then ordered him to face the Undertaker at No Mercy Ashley, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Michelle McCool, KC James, & Idol Stevens when Kendrick pinned James at 5:18 with a sunset flip off the top after a dropsault from London Bobby Lashley pinned William Regal at 4:15 with the spear; prior to the bout, Regal cut an in-ring promo on Vito, who did guest commentary for the match, saying that he was originally scheduled to face Vito but threatened to sue for sexual harassment if he didn't get a different opponent; during the match, JBL did no commentary and tried to stay away from Vito; after the bout, Vito climbed on the ring apron and shook Lashley's hand Mike Mizanin pinned Matt Hardy with a roll up at 4:00 after WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms interfered and shoved Hardy off the top rope; after the bout, Hardy chased Helms backstage Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Tatanka with the frog splash at 4:19 World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Batista at 12:25 after Finlay hit the challenger over the head with his shillelagh, moments after Batista attacked William Regal who had been hiding at ringside with a pair of brass knuckles; after the match, Finlay bloodied Batista with the shillelagh, a steel chair, and an exposed turnbuckle

9/12/06; Worcester, MA; DCU Arena 9/15/06 - the last episode to air on UPN before moving to The CW Network; featured an opening in-ring segment in which Finlay, with his midget covered by a sheet, cut a promo on attacking Batista the previous week and busting him open; moments later, Bobby Lashley came out and said Finlay was a bastard for what he did and that his luck just ran out; Teddy Long then appeared and said Finlay would face Lashley later in the show, with the winner receiving a World Heavyweight Title shot at No Mercy; Lashley then shoved Finlay into the midget, with the midget - still covered by the sheet - attacking Finlay until Finlay kicked him in the head and threw him to the floor; included a vignette promoting the debut of Jimmy Wang Yang; featured a look at John Cena's role in "The Marine;" included a vignette from MVP in which he cut a promo on Teddy Long and said Long needed to bring him to Smackdown!; featured a backstage confrontation between Booker T and Vito in which Teddy Long stepped in and announced the two would meet the following week; included the announcement Rey Mysterio Jr. would face Chavo Guerrero Jr. the following week: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms pinned Matt Hardy in a non-title match following a low blow at 6:21 Mike Mizanin pinned Scotty 2 Hotty at 4:54 with a swinging neckbreaker WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London & Ashley) defeated Idol Stevens (w/ KC James & Michelle McCool) and Kid Kash (w/ Jamie Noble) by pinning Kash following a tornado DDT at 3:10; during the bout, it was announced Paul Heyman had invited World Heavyweight Champion Booker T to appear on ECW next week; after the bout, the Pitbulls and James & Stevens argued WWE US Champion Ken Kennedy pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 17:47 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Mysterio became distracted by Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Vickie Guerrero on the stage with Rey's son Dominick; after the bout, Rey hugged his son at ringside as Chavo and Vickie looked on Vito pinned William Regal at 4:58 by blocking a sunset flip into the ring and sitting on Regal's face Sylvester Terkay (w/ Elijah Burke) defeated Todd Smith via submission with a standing armbar at 2:34 Bobby Lashley defeated Finlay via disqualification at 13:15 when referee Charles Robinson caught Finlay hitting Lashley with his shillelagh; after the bout, Finlay, William Regal, and World Heavyweight Champion Booker T - who did guest commentary for the bout alongside Sharmell - triple teamed Lashley until Batista cleared the ring with a pipe and chased Finlay backstage; moments later, Lashley speared Booker to end the show; due to pre-match stipulations, Lashley earned a World Heavyweight Title shot at No Mercy

9/18/06; Montreal, Quebec; Bell Centre 9/22/06 - the debut episode on the CW Network, with a new opening video package; featured an opening segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Booker T & Sharmell confronted Teddy Long backstage, refusing to face Vito later in the show; Long then said Vito had stepped aside and Booker would instead be facing the Undertaker; included an in-ring promo by Leyla in which she danced until she was interrupted by Kristal, slapped to the mat, and beaten down; moments later, Jillian Hall made the save and ripped off Kristal's shirt before doing the same to Leyla; Jillian then closed the segment by taking off her own shirt and posing for the crowd; featured a recap of the Rey Mysterio Jr. / Chavo Guerrero Jr. feud and the recent involvement of Vickie Guerrero; included a backstage promo from Mike Mizanin regarding his winning streak; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Jimmy Wang Yang in which he said he could have made his debut tonight but he feels a little out of place in Montreal so instead he'll wait until Smackdown! comes to Tulsa, OK the following week; included a backstage promo by Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding the betrayal of Chavo Jr. and Vickie Guerrero; featured a look at the fight scenes in "The Marine;" included 2006 Divas contestant Marise welcoming the viewing audience back after a commercial break; featured a backstage promo by Elijah Burke and Sylvester Terkay; included footage of Batista's recent promotional tour of Manilla, Philippines; featured Teddy Long speaking with WWE World Champion John Cena backstage about his becomming the new WWE World Champion, with Cena saying he owed Long for helping him get the match; Long then said Cena could pay him back by teaming up with Batista & Bobby Lashley to face World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, William Regal, & Finlay the following week; included the announcement that Batista would face Finlay and Rey Mysterio Jr. would take on Chavo Guerrero Jr. at No Mercy: Batista & Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal & Finlay at 7:21 when Lashley pinned Regal with the spear after Batista kicked Finlay into the front row and stole away Finlay's shillelagh before Regal could use it as a weapon Matt Hardy pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match at 5:42 with a low blow and roll up Mike Mizanin pinned Sho Funaki at 2:23 with the Mizard of Oz Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero) to a no contest at around the 5-minute mark when several referees swarmed the ring to break up the fight; moments later, Mysterio broke free of being held back and jumped Chavo to close the segment WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Kid Kash & Jamie Noble and KC James & Idol Stevens (w/ Michelle McCool) at 5:04 when London pinned Noble with a roll over following a clothesline from James Sylvan pinned Tatanka at 3:44 by blocking a sunset flip into the ring and grabbing the ropes for leverage; prior to the bout, Sylvan cut an in-ring promo in French; Sylvan was welcomed as the babyface in the match The Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) via disqualification at 12:08 when Booker escaped an attempt at the tombstone and hit a low blow; after the bout, Booker hit Taker in the face with the title belt; moments later, Booker & Sharmell attempted to leave ringside but Booker was thrown back in the ring by Bobby Lashley, with Booker then sustaining a chokeslam and the tombstone from the Undertaker; the Undertaker then stared at WWE US Champion Ken Kennedy on the floor, who provided guest commentary for the bout

9/26/06; Tulsa, OK; Convention Center 9/29/06 - included an opening segment showing the attack of King Booker, Finlay, & William Regal on WWE World Champion John Cena the night before on Raw; featured an in-ring promo by Cena, addressing the Smackdown! fans and being back on the show after several years, and said it was like hosting Saturday Night Live; after mentioning Tony Chimel, JBL, and Michael Cole, Cena went into SNL host mode and said "We've got a great show for you, Toad the Wet Sprocket is here!" before then putting over the night's 6-man tag main event; included Ashley backstage introducing a vignette on the WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick; featured a look at Kelly Carlson's role in "The Marine;" included a "This Week in Wrestling" segment focusing on the Andre the Giant vs. Gorilla Monsoon boxing match from San Juan, Puerto Rico on 9/23/77; featured WWE US Champion Ken Kennedy cutting an in-ring promo on facing the Undertaker at No Mercy, during which he played a short video in tribute to the Undertaker and then said he couldn't wrestle Taker because it would be wrong of him to blemish Taker's legacy by beating him; moments later, Taker appeared, confronted Kennedy in the ring, and said he would rest in peace; as Taker turned his back and prepared to leave the ring, Kennedy looked like he was about to fling the hanging microphone into Taker but sparks flew off the mic, scaring Kennedy from the ring; included an ad for Eric Bischoff's book, Cash Creates Controversy; featured a backstage promo by Teddy Long in which he said Smackdown's debut on the CW was the 2nd highest rated show for adults on Friday night and that Booker T and Bobby Lashley would compete in "Pick Your Poison" matches the following week; included a backstage promo by Jimmy Wang Yang promoting his debut match later in the show; featured a backstage promo by Vito; included footage of the press conference held earlier in the week to announce MVP signing a contract with Smackdown!, during which it was announced MVP would make his in-ring debut at No Mercy: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Elijah Burke (sub. for Sylvester Terkay) (w/ Sylvester Terkay) at 3:51 with the 619 and springboard legdrop after knocking Terkay down on the floor; prior to the bout, Terkay told Burke to take his place in the match; during the bout, it was announced the Mysterio / Chavo Guerrero Jr. match at No Mercy would be a falls count anywhere match; Chavo and Vickie Guerrero were shown watching the bout backstage; after the match, Terkay attacked Mysterio from behind and dropped him with a muscle buster KC James & Idol Stevens (w/ Michelle McCool) defeated Kid Kash & Jamie Noble when James pinned Kash at 3:26 after McCool reversed Kash's small package behind the referee's back; due to pre-match stipulations, James & Stevens earned a tag team title shot for No Mercy (Kash's last match before being fired the following day) Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Matt Hardy with a DDT and frog splash at 4:37 after Hardy knocked an interfering WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms to the floor and then sustained a low blow from Vickie; during the bout, it was announced Hardy would face Helms at No Mercy Mike Mizanin pinned Tatanka at 3:42 with a roll up Sylvan pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 3:47 by putting both feet on the ropes for leverage (the in-ring debut of the Jimmy Wang Yang character) WWE World Champion John Cena, Batista, & Bobby Lashley defeated World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell), Finlay, & William Regal at around the 18-minute mark when Lashley pinned Booker with the spear as Booker attempted the scissors kick on Batista; prior to the bout, all six men brawled around ringside for several minutes before the bell sounded; imemdiately after the bout, Edge slid in the ring behind Cena, dropped the champion with the spear, and then posed in the crowd as the show came to a close (the bout began during the commercial break)

10/3/06; Wichita, KS; Kansas Coliseum 10/6/06 - included an opening backstage promo by World Heavyweight Champion Booker T and Bobby Lashley in which they announced the other's opponent for the night, Booker choosing Lashley to face Batista and Lashley choosing Booker to wrestle Finlay; featured a backstage segment in which former 2006 Diva contestant Maryse welcomed the viewing audience back from a commercial break; included a trailer for "The Marine," starring WWE World Champion John Cena; featured a backstage segment in which Booker T asked Finlay to lay down for him in their match, with Finlay hesitant to agree; included an ad for Eric Bischoff's book Cash Creates Controversy in which Bischoff mentioned stories of Jim Ross, Jesse Ventura, Big Van Vader, Steve Austin, and the Honkytonk Man; featured footage from the No Mercy press conference held the previous Monday, with comments from Matt Hardy and WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms regarding their upcoming match; included a promo on the stage by MVP regarding his in-ring debut at No Mercy; featured a pre- promo by WWE US Champion Ken Kennedy in which he said he was not scared of the Undertaker's tricks and he would pin Taker at No Mercy; included a backstage promo by Michelle McCool, Idol Stevens, & KC James regarding their tag team title shot against Brian Kendrick & Paul London at No Mercy, as well as Michelle's upcoming match against Ashley; featured footage of the world premiere of "The Marine," held the previous Tuesday at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA, with appearances by Candice Michelle, Maria, Ric Flair, WWE World Champion John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Jonathan Coachman, Triple H, and Carlito as well as comments from several members of the military on what they thought of the film: Rey Mysterio Jr. & Matt Hardy defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero) & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms at 6:57 when Mysterio pinned Helms with the springboard legdrop following a double 619 on both he and Guerrero followed by the Twist of Fate Elijah Burke (w/ Sylvester Terkay) pinned Tatanka at 5:08 with a modified Russian legsweep after Terkay punched Tatanka from the floor behind the referee's back; after the bout, Terkay dropped Tatanka with a belly to belly suplex Finlay pinned World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) in a non-title match at 4:21 after hitting him in the leg with the shillelagh as the referee was distracted by Sharmell on the ring steps, screaming after being chased around ringside by Finlay's midget carrying a mouse Batista fought Bobby Lashley to a no contest at 3:47 when World Heavyweight Champion Booker T and Finlay interfered and all four men brawled with each other until several referees, as well as Ricky Steamboat, Dean Malenko, and Mike Rotundo intervened; moments later, Teddy Long appeared and changed the No Mercy main event, stating all four men would now compete for the world title; after the commercial break, all four men had a confrontation in Long's office, with Long then ordering Batista & Lashley to face Booker & Finlay later in the show Sylvan pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 3:53 by blocking a victory roll and grabbing the ring ropes for leverage; prior to the bout, Yang cut an insert promo saying he likes NASCAR, cold beer, and butt whoopin Michelle McCool (w/ Idol Stevens & KC James) pinned Ashley (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick) at 3:03 by grabbing Ashley's skirt for leverage when the momentum of a flying crossbody by Ashley put Michelle on top for the win Batista & Bobby Lashley defeated World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) & Finlay via disqualification at 8:20 when William Regal interfered; after the bout, Batista hit a spinebuster on Regal, Booker, Lashley, and Finlay

10/10/06; Jacksonville, FL; Veterans Memorial Arena 10/13/06 - featured a "This Week in Wrestling" segment focusing on Steve Austin pouring cement into Vince McMahon's Corvette during the 10/12/98 Raw held at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum; several members of the Jacksonville Jaguars sat ringside for the show; included footage of McMahon ordering the Booker T / John Cena / Big Show match for Cyber Sunday; featured a backstage segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Booker T argued with Teddy Long for putting him in a title match the following week; included Michael Cole interviewing Bobby Lashley, from the backstage area, about his #1 contender triple threat match later in the show, the winner of which will face Booker T for the title the next week; featured footage of WWE World Champion John Cena training alongside several marines in Paris Island, SC; included an ad for Eric Bischoff's Controversy Creates Cash in which Bishoff said he and WCW don't get the respect they deserve; featured a backstage segment in which former 2006 Diva contestant Maryse welcomed the viewing audience back from a commercial break; included Cole interviewing Finlay, from backstage, about the triple threat main event; featured a Raw recap music video to "I Just Wanna Be Loved" by Papa Roach; included Cole interviewing Batista, from backstage, about the triple threat main event; featured a look at the stunts used in "The Marine": Chris Benoit (mystery opponent) defeated WWE US Champion Ken Kennedy via submission with the Crippler Crossface to win the title at 16:51 after Kennedy became distracted by the Undertaker at the entrance stage; prior to the bout, Kennedy cut an in-ring promo saying Teddy Long agreed that if he beat his unnamed opponent, a person Long claimed Kennedy had never defeated, he would allow Kennedy to jump to Raw Vito pinned William Regal at 4:16 by blocking a sunset flip attempt MVP fought Kane (mystery opponent) to a no contest when Kane assaulted MVP on the floor, with MVP eventually poking Kane in the eye and running backstage; prior to the match, MVP complained about not having any competition with Teddy Long then coming out and saying he had someone in mind and brought out Kane; the referee attempted several times to start the match but MVP repeatedly stopped him so he would have more time to stretch in the corner Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble at around the 6-minute mark with the 619 and springboard legdrop; prior to the match, Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Vickie Guerrero came out on the stage to watch the contest; after the bout, Chavo cut a promo saying the feud between them would never be over until one of them was gone from Smackdown! and then challenged Rey to an I Quit Loser Leaves Smackdown! match the following week; moments later, Mysterio agreed (the match began during the commercial break) Jimmy Wang Yang, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) defeated Sylvan, KC James & Idol Stevens (w/ Michelle McCool) at 3:16 when Yang pinned Sylvan with a moonsault onto a standing Sylvan Batista defeated Bobby Lashley and Finlay at 15:31 by pinning Finlay with the sit-down powerbomb; World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, with Sharmell, did guest commentary for the bout; due to pre-match stipulations, Batista earned a world title shot for the following week; as the show came to a close, Michael Cole informed Booker that WWE World Champion John Cena and ECW World Champion the Big Show would be in attendance the following week to see Booker's title defense against Batista

10/15/06; Los Angeles, CA; Staples Center 10/20/06 - Mindy Sterling - Frau Farbissina from the "Austin Powers" films - was shown in the crowd; featured comments from fans after seeing "The Marine;" included a backstage promo by William Regal in which he said he was done being humiliated and embarassed and introduced Dave Taylor as the man that would help him regain his standing as one of the world's greatest wrestlers; featured a recap of the Rey Mysterio / Chavo Guerrero feud leading up to the I Quit match to be held later in the show; included a Divas Dance Off between Kristal, Jillian Hall, Layla, and Ashley hosted by Mike Mizanin and judged by Nick & Aaron Carter; the Carters picked Layla as the winner but Mizanin announced Kristal the winner, with the two women then brawling around the ring; featured a look at the explosion scenes in "The Marine": Kane defeated MVP via disqualification at 2:52 when MVP landed a low blow as Kane attempted the chokeslam Elijah Burke (w/ Sylvester Terkay) pinned Vito at 3:32 after Terkay kicked Vito in the face behind the referee's back as Vito's head was laid across the bottom rope William Regal & Dave Taylor defeated Scotty 2 Hotty & Sho Funaki at 4:49 when Taylor pinned Scotty with a float-over butterfly suplex after a running knee to the head by Regal; after the bout, Taylor threw Scotty to the floor as Regal locked Funaki in the Regal Stretch (Taylor's WWE TV debut) Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. in an I Quit match at 13:36 when Mysterio submitted after his leg became hooked on a steel rafter near the entrance stage and he sustained several steel chair shots to his already injured left knee as he hung upside down; after the bout, Mysterio was taken backstage on a stretcher (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man) The Undertaker pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match with the chokeslam and tombstone at 2:12; mid-way through the bout, Ken Kennedy came ringside but was thrown into the steel steps by the Undertaker; after the match, Kennedy attacked Taker but was knocked down and escaped backstage as Taker gave the signal for the tombstone Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) via disqualification at 6:28 when ECW World Champion the Big Show, who sat at ringside for the bout with WWE World Champion John Cena, knocked Cena down on the floor and attacked Batista moments after Batista tackled Booker into Show outside the ring; after the bout, Cena and Batista cleared Show and Booker from the ring, with Teddy Long then appearing and said if it was up to him he would have Cena & Batista against Show & Booker for the following week's show

10/24/06; St. Louis, MO; Scottrade Center 10/27/06 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Batista about Finlay being a thorn in his side until Paul Heyman, flanked by his two security guards, came out and said Batista wasn't a world champion because he was being held back on Smackdown! but he would be appreciated in ECW; after Batista thought about leaving for ECW, he shook Heyman's hand but then gave the thumbs down signal and laid out Heyman's security until ECW World Champion the Big Show and World Heavyweight Champion Booker T came out, with WWE World Champion John Cena making the save and helping Batista clear the ring; included a segment in which several WWE talent and marines commented on who they thought was tougher, John Cena or the character he playes in "The Marine;" featured Kristal conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion Chris Benoit against his possibly facing Umaga at Cyber Sunday until Benoit saw Vickie Guerrero nearby and confronted her about the Rey / Chavo situtation, with Vickie telling Benoit he didn't know Eddie Guerrero as well as he thought he did; included a backstage segment in which MVP told Teddy Long he was too sick to compete, with Ken Kennedy then confronting Long about wanting a big math and Long, against Kennedy's wishes, putting him in a no holds barred match against Kane later in the night; featured footage of WWE World Champion John Cena being attacked by World Heavyweight Champion Booker T and ECW World Champion the Big Show the previous Monday on Raw; included Chavo Guerrero Jr. speaking with Vickie backstage in which he told her to keep her friends close and her enemies closer, in reference to Chris Benoit; featured an ad for Eric Bishoff's Controversy Creates Cash in which he said DX was a nWo rip-off; included an in-ring promo by Chavo Jr. & Vickie Guerrero in which Chavo repeatedly showed footage of Rey Mysterio Jr. losing the I Quit match the previous week until WWE US Champion Chris Benoit came out, with Chavo & Vickie leaving the ring and walking off without even looking at Benoit; featured footage from the recent Smackdown! tour of the Philippines; included Teddy Long announcing MVP & Ken Kennedy would face the Undertaker & Kane the following week; featured a look at John Cena's character in "The Marine": William Regal & Dave Taylor defeated Bobby Lashley & Tatanka at 2:47 when Regal pinned Tatanka by throwing him out of the corner as Tatanka punched him in the corner and added leverage from Taylor on the outside; after the bout, Tatanka argued with the referee over the loss before punching him on the floor and then attacking Lashley and eventually landing a low blow before leaving ringside; during the match, Taylor suffered a torn meniscus in his left leg WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms pinned Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 4:06 with a crucifix and grabbing the bottom rope for leverage Ken Kennedy (sub. for MVP, who claimed to be sick) pinned Kane in a No DQ match at 8:39 after MVP interfered and hit Kane in his injured knee as he attempted the chokeslam, with Kennedy falling on top and MVP pushing down on Kennedy for added leverage during the cover Kristal won a 5-diva battle royal by last eliminating Layla at 1:52; Jillian Hall by Michelle McCool via a shove off the apron at the 27-second mark; Ashley by Michelle at the 32-second mark; Michelle by Kristal via a dropkick at the 50-second mark; Layla by Kristal after guest referee and ring announcer Mike Mizanin pulled Layla off the ring apron as she attempted to suplex Kristal out of the ring; Kristal was dressed as a gold digger, Michelle as a nurse, Jillian as Elvis, Layla as a bunny, and Ashley as a fairy for the match; after the commercial break, Mizanin said costing Layla the match was payback for embarassing him at No Mercy; moments later, the Boogeyman came out to the ring, with Mizanin throwing Kristal in front of him and running backstage as the Boogeyman poured worms over Kristal's face before she also ran off (the Boogeyman's surprise return following WrestleMania) WWE World Champion John Cena & Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) & ECW World Champion the Big Show at 13:45 when Batista pinned Booker with the sit-down powerbomb; during the final moments of the match, Show refused to tag in for Booker, walked away from the ring, and watched the rest of the match from the aisle

10/29/06; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center 11/3/06 - included an opening in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr., on a crutch, in which he said while he did give up in his I Quit match against Chavo Guerrero Jr., he did not give up on the fans; moments later, Chavo and Vickie Guerrero came out with the dented chair Chavo used to assault Rey's knee during their match and Chavo asked Rey to autograph it for him; after Chavo wrote "I quit" on the chair, he attacked Rey and targetted the already injured knee, hitting it with the chair; as Vickie attempted to hit Rey with the chair, WWE US Champion Chris Benoit came out, scaring both Chavo and Vickie out of the ring; featured a look at Kelly Carlson's role in "The Marine;" included the announcement Batista would face Finlay the following week; featured Teddy Long appointing Batista as the bodyguard of World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, with Sharmell, for the night - against the wishes of Booker; included footage from the Cyber Sunday press conference held the previous Tuesday in Cincinnati; featured a look at the alligators featured in "The Marine;" included the announcement that Cryme Tyme, Trevor Murdoch & Lance Cade, the Highlanders, and Viscera & Charlie Haas would compete at Cyber Sunday with the fans deciding the stipulation featured a backstage segment in which Batista walked into the hallway and pretended to fight off several men from Raw and Smackdown!, to protect Booker T, while Booker and Sharmell listened to the "struggle" from inside his locker room; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 23 tickets going on sale Nov. 11; featured Batista leading Booker & Sharmell to his limo, after which he fought off several men who supposedly were there to attack Booker; included a closing in-ring segment in which Batista challenged Finlay to face him then and there, with the two then brawling in the aisle for several minutes until they were pulled apart by referees and officials, including Mike Rotundo and Steve Keirn: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) defeated KC James & Idol Stevens (w/ Michelle McCool) in a non-title at 5:18 when London pinned Stevens with a Shooting Star Press off Kendrick's back The Undertaker & Kane defeated Ken Kennedy & MVP in a No DQ, no count-out match at 11:53 when Taker pinned Kennedy with the tombstone after hitting him with a chokeslam, as Kane did the same to MVP; Taker & Kane originally won the match at 4:44 via count-out when Kennedy & MVP walked out of the match after being knocked to the floor but Teddy Long came out and ordered that the match be restarted as a no-count out match; the match, after being restarted, Taker & Kane won via disqualification at 3:15 when Kennedy hit a low blow on Kane as Kane attempted the chokeslam on MVP but Long again came out and ordered the match continue as a No DQ, no count-out encounter (total match time: 15:08) WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms pinned Jimmy Wang Yang (w/ 2006 Diva Search finalist Amy) with a roll up at 3:20 after Yang beame distracted by Sylvan on the ring apron; after the bout, Sylvan attacked Yang until Matt Hardy came out to make the save against Sylvan and Helms Mike Mizanin & Kristal defeated Vito & Layla at 1:54 when Kristal pinned Layla with a roll up after Layla hit the corner; after the bout, the Boogeyman came out and scared Mizanin & Kristal to the floor until Vito & Layla threw them back inside the ring; moments later, Boogeyman grabbed Kristal, as Mizanin ran from the ring, and spat worms into her face Bobby Lashley pinned Jamie Noble with a running powerslam at 1:14; prior to the bout, Tatanka appeared at the entrance stage wearing new black and white face paint; after the match, Tatanka cut a promo saying he didn't owe Lashley or anyone else an explanation of what he did the previous week, but he and his people were owed an explanation for what they suffered through

11/6/06; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena 11/10/06 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, with Sharmell, in which Booker cut a promo on becoming the "Champion of Champions" from his win at Cyber Sunday and then said he was sad because he had no opponents left to defeat; moments later, Teddy Long came out with two photographers and congratulated Booker on the win as the photographers took shots of the champion posing; Long then said he owed Batista a big favor for protecting Booker and the world title the previous week and Batista would receive a title match at Survivor Series, but Booker might not be the defending champion; Long then said Booker would defend the title then and there against Bobby Lashley; included a look at the publicity stops WWE World Champion John Cena has done to promote "The Marine," including appearing on "Late Night with Conan O'Brian," "Live with Regis & Kelly," "MAD TV," "The Howard Stern Show," and "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" and being featured in various magazines; featured a backstage segment between Teddy Long and MVP in which Long told him he would be facing Kane the following week in a streetfight; included a backstage segment in which WWE US Champion Chris Benoit confronted Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Vickie Guerrero about their behavior having something to do with Eddie's estate, with Vickie cutting him off and saying Chavo would be the new US Champion at the Survivor Series; included an ad promoting Eric Bishoff's Controversy Creates Cash in which he talked about the nWo and being thrown out of Hulk Hogan's home; featured an in-ring promo by Ken Kennedy in which he challenged the Undertaker to a match at Survivor Series, said Taker was holding him back and not letting him expand his legacy on Raw or ECW, and said Taker's career would end exactly 16 years after he made his debut at the 1990 Survivor Series; moments later, Taker came out and the two briefly brawled in the ring until Kennedy bloodied and repeatedly hit Taker in the face with the hanging microphone; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 23 tickets going on sale the following day; featured a look at Batista filming scenes for "Smallville," which would air the following Thursday; included clips throughout the show detailing the history between Batista and Finlay; featured a backstage segment between Mike Mizanin and Kristal in which Kristal yelled at him for not getting rid of the Boogeyman, with Miz saying he had challenged the Boogeyman to a match the following week: World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Bobby Lashley in an impromptu match at 13:48 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Lashley grabbed an interfering Sharmell; during the match, it was announced Lashley would participate at the Survivor Series and team with John Cena, Kane, Sabu, & Rob Van Dam against the Big Show, Test, MVP, Finlay, & Umaga; after the bout, Booker attempted the scissors kick on Lashley but Lashley avoided the move and clotheslined Booker to the floor Matt Hardy & Jimmy Wang Yang (w/ Amy) defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms & Sylvan at 7:23 when Hardy pinned Helms with a Twist of Fate from the middle turnbuckle; during the bout, it was announced Hardy and Helms would be opposite sides at Survivor Series, Hardy teaming with his brother Jeff, CM Punk, and DX and Helms teaming with Mike Knox, Johnny Nitro, Randy Orton, and Edge WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated KC James (w/ Michelle McCool) in a non-title match via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 3:45 after hitting the diving headbutt The Boogeyman pinned TJ Dalton at 1:12 with a double choke slam; after the bout, the Boogeyman spat worms on his opponent (Boogeyman's return match following WrestleMania) Batista pinned Finlay at 15:37 with a spinebuster after throwing him into an interfering World Heavyweight Champion Booker T on the apron, knocking Booker to the floor

11/14/06; Manchester, England; Evening News Arena 11/17/06 - featured footage of Rey Mysterio Jr.'s knee surgery in San Diego after sustaining a torn ACL and PCL, with comments from Dr. David Chao about the severity of Mysterio's injury and the announcement Mysterio would be out 4-6 months but was expected to fully recover; included a recap of the confrontation the previous week between Ken Kennedy and the Undertaker to build toward their first blood match at Survivor Series; featured a pre- promo by Kennedy in which he said it was no longer the Undertaker's yard, it was Kennedy's; he then showed the bloody mic leftover from last week's attack; included footage from ECW of Bobby Lashley signing the contact to participate in the Extreme Elimination Chamber; featured a backstage segment in which Lashley thanked Teddy Long for the opportunities he gave him on Smackdown! and said the door was always open for him to return; included footage from WrestleMania 23 tickets going on sale the previous Saturday at Ford Field; featured Teddy Long meeting with an injured MVP backstage following MVP's match with Kane in which Long told him he would be facing Kane in a rematch the following week in a steel cage match: The Boogeyman fought Mike Mizanin & Kristal to a no contest in a handicap match at around the 2-minute mark when Mizanin was scared to the floor, with the Boogeyman then scaring Kristal with worms after Kristal suffered an apparent knee injury WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Tatanka via submission with the Sharpshooter in a non-title match at 6:02; after the bout, Chavo Guerrero Jr. attacked Beniot from behind and hit him in the knee with a steel chair before referees came out and pulled Chavo away William Regal pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London (w/ Ashley) at 4:52 with a running knee to the head; late in the bout, London fell to the floor and onto Ashley, with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick coming out to check on Ashley during the finish; after the match, Ashley got up and checked on London with Kendrick hesitantly doing the same moments later MVP pinned Kane in a streetfight at 13:28 after MVP and an interfering Ken Kennedy rammed the steel ringsteps into Kane's face; after the bout, the Undertaker came out, scaring MVP and Kennedy to the floor; moments later, Kennedy threw MVP back in the ring, with MVP then sustaining a double chokeslam from Taker and Kane Matt Hardy pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match with the Twist of Fate at 3:31 Batista & Bobby Lashley defeated World Heavyweight Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) & Finlay at 16:45 when Batista pinned Booker with a spinebuster

11/21/06; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum 11/24/06 - featured footage from the Survivor Series press conference held the previous Monday in Philadelphia, with comments from Teddy Long, Edge, WWE Women's Champion Lita, ECW World Champion the Big Show, World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, and Batista; included a backstage segment in which Vickie Guerrero confronted WWE US Champion Chris Benoit about speaking to her attorney behind her back, with Vickie attempting to slap Benoit in the face before he grabbed her hand; featured a backstage segment in which Ken Kennedy spoke with MVP, still recovering from his steel cage match, in which he apologized to MVP and said tonight was a time of giving thanks and later on he would be giving thanks to the Undertaker; included a video package highlighting the history between King Booker and Batista; featured an in-ring promo by Ken Kennedy in which he discussed his match with the Undertaker at Survivor Series and showed various clips of their altercations over the past several weeks; moments later, the Undertaker appeared behind Kennedy in the ring, scaring him to the entrance stage; Taker then grabbed the mic and said "Survivor Series. First blood" as blood began to pour onto Kennedy; included a look at the gore in "See No Evil," now available on DVD; featured a closing in-ring segment with World Heavyweight Champion Booker T and Sharmell in which he had Teddy Long agree that Batista's title shot at Survivor Series would be his last, since he had faced and defeated him in the past; after Long signed Booker's "royal decree," Batista came out and did the same before Booker assaulted him with the table set up in the ring; Batista briefly regained control before Booker hit him in the throat with his sceptor and then broke it over his head: MVP defeated Kane in a steel cage match at 7:29 by escaping over the cage after kicking Kane off the top rope WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms pinned Jimmy Wang Yang (w/ Amy) in a non-title match at 5:45 with the Nightmare on Helms Street after dropping Yang face-first onto the top rope William Regal (w/ Dave Taylor) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London & Ashley) at 7:11 with a running knee to the head after Kendrick hit a plancha to the floor on Taylor after Taylor knocked down London and Ashley at ringside Finlay pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 17:25 with the Celtic Cross after hitting Benoit with his shillalagh as the referee was distracted by Vickie and Chavo Guerrero Jr. at ringside; after the bout, Chavo twice hit the frog splash on Benoit before both he and Vickie yelled at Benoit and told him to stay out of their business The Boogeyman fought Mike Mizanin to a no contest at around the 3-minute mark when Mizanin left the ring and the Boogeyman hit the double chokeslam on the referee after dropping worms on the referee's shoulder; after the bout, the Boogeyman dropped worms out of his mouth onto the referee's face


11/28/06; Buffalo, NY; HSBC Arena 12/1/06 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Teddy Long in which he announced Kane would face MVP in an Inferno match and the Undertaker would face Ken Kennedy in a Last Ride Match at Armageddon; moments later, Long introduced the new World Heavyweight Champion Batista, who spoke about having to give the title up in January and what it felt to regain it; moments later, Booker T, with Sharmell, interrupted and said he was using his rematch clause for another shot at Batista, with Batista agreeing and the two men squaring off for a match until Finlay came out; Finlay told Booker he didn't deserve a rematch because he never beat Finlay and that Finlay should be the one facing Batista for the title; Long then ordered Batista to face both Booker and Finlay later in the night in a triple threat match; included a backstage segment in which MVP and Ken Kennedy argued over what happened at Survivor Series, with MVP saying before he walked off that the two could have helped each other against Taker and Kane; featured a recap of Chris Benoit knocking Vickie Guerrero off the ring apron at Survivor Series, with backstage comments from Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Vickie, crying and wearing a neckbrace; included Batista telling Long backstage his mystery partner for Armageddon would be WWE World Champion John Cena; featured a look at Kane's role in "See No Evil," available on DVD: Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) in a non-title match at 5:53 when Mercury pinned London following the Snapshot after William Regal & Dave Taylor attacked London at ringside and Regal knocked London down with the running knee to the head; during the bout, it was announced thousands of new seats were available for WrestleMania 23 (MNM's return match after a 6-month absence; Mercury's in-ring return after a 6-month absence) World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated Booker T (w/ Sharmell) and Finlay at 20:38 by pinning Finlay with the sit-down powerbomb; after the bout, Booker and Finlay argued backstage over the loss until Teddy Long told them they would be facing Batista & a partner of his choosing at Armageddon (Batista: I Walk Alone) Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 11:58 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Benoit narrowly avoided running into Vickie on the ring apron Kristal pinned Layla at 2:38 after grabbing Layla by the hair and throwing her down to the mat; prior to the bout, it was announced the Boogeyman had been suspended after attacking the referee last week The Undertaker fought MVP to a no contest at around the 5-minute mark when MVP threw an interfering Ken Kennedy in the ring to be attacked by Taker, with Kane then coming out to attack MVP; after the bout, Taker & Kane laid out their opponents but Kennedy escaped through the crowd and MVP went backstage to avoid chokeslams

12/2/06; Florence, SC; Civic Center 12/8/06 - featured an opening segment in which Ken Kennedy came out, walking past a hearse parked near the entrance as a message from the Undertaker, and cut an in-ring promo about facing Kane later in the night as well as his Last Ride Match against Taker at Armageddon; moments later, the Undertaker's music played and the lights dimmed as the hearse - without a driver - backed up to ringside; moments later, Taker came out of the back of the hearse, scaring Kennedy to the floor and escaped through the crowd; included pre- comments from WWE World Champion John Cena, said to have been during Raw, in which he commented on teaming with World Heavyweight Champion Batista against King Booker & Finlay at Armageddon; featured pre- backstage comments from Batista about the match, with King Booker & Finlay being shown backstage talking about the match and Finlay's match later in the show against Batista; included Kristal conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion Chris Benoit in which it was announced Benoit would defend the title against Chavo Guerrero Jr. at Armageddon, with Vickie Guerrero - in a neckbrace - then confronting Benoit and slapping him for what he did to her at Survivor Series; featured MVP speaking backstage with Teddy Long regarding MVP's Inferno match against Kane at Armageddon in which Long said if MVP backed out of the match then he would be fired and then said MVP would have a chance to soften up Kane when MVP & Ken Kennedy face Kane & the Undertaker the following week; included comments from fans about what they were looking forward to on the "See No Evil" DVD; featured a backstage vignette of Kane beside a Christmas tree, with presents underneath, in which he had chestnuts in his hand and sang the first line of "The Christmas Song," alluding to his Inferno Match at Armageddon: William Regal & Dave Taylor defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) in a non-title match at 9:46 when Taylor pinned Kendrick with a butterfly suplex into a cover after Regal tripped Kendrick as he stood on the apron, distracted by London helping Ashley on the floor World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated Finlay via disqualification in a non-title match at 19:35 when Finlay hit Batista from behind with his shillalagh as the champion attempted to put an interfering Booker T into the commentary table; after the bout, Finlay and Booker double teamed Batista, assaulting his injured arm with the ringpost, a steel chair, and the shillalagh Jimmy Wang Yang (w/ Amy) pinned Jamie Noble at 3:45 with a moonsault onto a standing Noble; during the bout, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms did guest commentary; due to pre-match stiupulations, Yang earned a title shot against Helms at Armageddon WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Sylvan in a non-title match via submission with the Crippler Crossface at the 55-second mark; after the bout, Benoit kept the hold applied until the bell sounded several more times Mike Mizanin pinned Scotty 2 Hotty at 2:48 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage as Scotty attempted the Worm; after the bout, Mizanin attacked Scotty and attempted the Worm until the Boogeyman appeared, assaulted Mizanin at ringside, and scared him off with a mouthful of worms Kane defeated Ken Kennedy via disqualification at 8:22 when MVP interfered and helped double team Kane as Kane attempted the chokeslam; after the bout, the Undertaker's gong sounded, with Kane disappearing and Kennedy fleeing through the crowd; moments later, with MVP alone in the ring, Kane's music sounded and flames shot up from all four corners of the ring as the show ended

12/12/06; Boston, MA; TD Banknorth Garden 12/15/06 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion John Cena in which he welcomed his hometown crowd and hugged his dad, seated ringside, before giving Michael Cole everything he asked for Christmas - a hard salami, a topless photo of David Hasselhoff, and a bag of salty nuts; moments later, while discussing the main event at Armageddon, Booker T, Sharmell, and Finlay appeared at the entrance stage and said they would give Cena the same beating they gave World Heavyweight Champion Batista; as they approached the ring, a bandaged Batista ran out to hold the two off from the ring and Cena; Teddy Long then appeared and said Finlay would face Cena later in the night; included footage of the Aramageddon press conference the previous Tuesday at the Richmond Coliseum, with comments from Chavo Guerrero Jr., WWE US Champion Chris Benoit, Kane, Booker T, Finlay, and Batista; featured a vignette at the history of the Inferno Match; included a backstage segment with MVP, yelling at his agent over the phone, before he spoke with Ken Kennedy about their tag team match later in the show and their respective matches at Armageddon; featured a backstage vignette of the Undertaker and Kane surrounded by smoke; included a look at the upcoming "Tribute to the Troops," set to Creed's "You Set Me Free;" featured an in-ring segment with Mike Mizanin and Kristal in which Mizanin ate various disgusting foods to prove he wasn't afraid of facing the Boogeyman at Armageddon; after eating pig tongue and monkey brain, Mizanin went to eat worms and couldn't stomach them; moments later, the Boogeyman appeared from underneath the tray of worms, scaring Mizanin and Kristal out of the ring: Jimmy Wang Yang, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms, William Regal & Dave Taylor at 5:26 when Yang pinned Helms with a moonsault off the top onto a standing Helms, moments after Regal & Taylor walked out of the match; during the bout, it was announced London & Kendrick would defend against Regal & Taylor at Aramgeddon Matt Hardy pinned Joey Mercury with the Twist of Fate at 4:01 The Undertaker & Kane fought Ken Kennedy & MVP to a double count-out at around the 8-minute mark when Taker assaulted MVP near the entrance stage and backstage as Kennedy stomped Kane in the aisle; moments later, Kennedy got in Taker's hearse - parked in the aisle - and attempted to run Kane over until the lights flickered and Taker appeared in the passenger seat, scaring Kennedy out of the car (the bout began during the commercial break) Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Sho Funaki with the brainbuster and frog splash at 1:57; prior to the bout, Chavo cut an in-ring promo on WWE US Champion Chris Benoit hitting women, prompting Benoit to appear, with Benoit saying he wouldn't apologize for accidentally knocking Vickie off the apron at Survivor Series and wouldn't apologize for what he would do to Chavo at Armageddon; after the bout, Benoit applied the Sharpshooter on Chavo and refused to break it even when slapped by Vickie; moments later, Benoit broke the hold and stared Vickie down, with Vickie curling up in a ball in the ring and screaming Vito pinned Sylvan at 3:26 with a roll up into a bridge WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Finlay in a non-title match with the FU at 14:58 after kicking a steel chair into his face, despite interference from Finlay's midget; both World Heavyweight Champion Batista and Booker T were banned from ringside for the duration of the bout; after the match, Booker came through the crowd and, with Finlay, double teamed Cena until Batista made the save and sent Booker and Finlay to the floor

12/19/06; Hampton, VA; Coliseum 12/22/06: World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated Santa Claus (Sylvan) WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. Johnny Nitro defeated Matt Hardy Ashley & Layla defeated Kristal & Jillian Hall The Undertaker & Kane defeated Booker T (w/ Sharmell) & Finlay at around the 14:30 mark when Taker pinned Finlay with the tombstone after Taker & Kane hit simultaneous chokeslams on Finlay & Booker, respectively (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)

12/29/06: Featured a special "Best of Smackdown! 2006" episode showing the best moments from Smackdown! over the past year

1/5/07 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Teddy Long announced 16 wrestlers would be competing in a "Beat the Clock" series with the wrestler to get the fastest win will face World Heavyweight Champion Batista at the Royal Rumble; Long then introduced Batista, who said he loved the idea, and then brought out Kane as the first participant of the night; included Maryse, in lingerie, welcoming the audience back from commercial; Johnny Damon of the New York Yankees was in attendance; featured John Bradshaw Layfield showing photos which showed the third degree burns MVP sustained at Armageddon before bringing MVP to the ring, who talked about the fact he couldn't do anything for himself, blamed Teddy Long for putting him in that position, and said he would compete in the Beat the Clock series despite his injury and go on to the title shot at the Royal Rumble; included a vignette of Batista, showing his years in Evolution, his World Heavyweight Title win over Triple H, his jump to Smackdown!, injury at the hands of Mark Henry, and giving up the title; featured Kristal interviewing Vickie Guerrero about the fact everyone has turned their back on her - Chris Benoit, the fans, and even Chavo Guerrero Jr. - and began to cry after saying she had no one left:

Beat the Clock: Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the chokeslam at 7:53 immediately after Chavo hit the Frog Splash Beat the Clock: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London fought WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick to a draw at 7:54 when neither man was able to beat Kane's time; after the bout, Ashley came out and raised both men's hands and all three hugged; Batista was shown watching the match backstage Beat the Clock: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match with the scissors kick after Sharmell grabbed Helms' foot at 6:24; Batista was shown watching the match backstage; after the bout, the Boogeyman came out from under the ring, hit the tree slam on Helms, and spat worms on him Ashley pinned Jillian Hall by reversing a bodyslam into an inside cradle at 2:58; prior to the bout, Jillian cut an insert promo on the match; after the contest, Jillian kicked Ashley to the floor Beat the Clock: Tatanka fought Jimmy Wang Yang to a draw at 6:28 when the match was stopped when neither man could beat Booker T's time; after the match, Tatanka attacked Yang from behind before dropping him with the Samoan Drop Beat the Clock: Ken Kennedy pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 5:06 after pulling Benoit face-first into an unprotected turnbuckle; after the bout, Teddy Long interrupted Kennedy's in-ring promo by Kennedy, saying the Beat the Clock series would continue with four more matches and said MVP, Matt Hardy, Finlay, and the Undertaker would be among those with a chance to beat his time

Taped 1/9/07; Peoria, IL; Civic Center 1/12/07 - included Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial; featured a recap of the 4-way tag team title ladder match at Armageddon; included a commercial advertising the DVD release of "The Marine," available Jan. 30; featured a second Batista vignette detailing his injury, return to the ring, and World Heavyweight Title victory over Booker T; included a vignette of the Inferno match at Armageddon; featured the announcement WWE US Champion Chris Benoit would face Chavo Guerrero Jr. the following week in a No DQ match; included Kristal interviewing World Heavyweight Champion Batista about the possible challenge of Ken Kennedy or the Undertaker at the Royal Rumble: Beat the Clock: Matt Hardy fought Finlay to a draw at 5:10 when neither was able to beat Ken Kennedy's time of 5:07; prior to the bout, Ken Kennedy cut a backstage promo saying he didn't think anyone could beat his time set last week; Kennedy was shown watching the match backstage; after the bout, Joey Mercury - wearing a mask to cover the injury sustained at Armageddon - attacked Hardy, hit him with a chair, and attempted to lock his head in the chair until Michael Hayes, Mike Rotundo, and referees intervened; after the commercial break, Kristal interviewed Mercury backstage in which he said he wouldn't stop until Matt Hardy's face looked worse than his Tatanka pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 5:49 by catching Yang coming off the top and hitting a modified uranage Ken Kennedy pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 20:43 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage as Benoit attempted to put an interfering Chavo Guerrero Jr. in the Sharpshooter; after the bout, Benoit attacked Chavo, who came out early in the match to do guest commentary, and scared him into the crowd WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick & Paul London (w/ Ashley) defeated William Regal & Dave Taylor at 9:12 when Kendrick pinned Regal with a backslide Beat the Clock: MVP fought Vito to a draw at 5:08 when neither man could beat Ken Kennedy's time of 5:07; after the bout, MVP kicked Vito to the floor but Vito eventually threw him back-first into the ringpost Beat the Clock: The Undertaker fought Mike Mizanin to a draw at 5:07 when neither was able to beat Ken Kennedy's time of 5:07; Kennedy came out early in the match and interfered throughout to delay Taker's victory, either by climbing on the apron or pulling Mizanin out of the ring to stall for time; Taker had Mizanin covered with the tombstone when time ran out; because Kennedy's time stood as the fastest, he earned a World Heavyweight Title shot at the Royal Rumble

Taped 1/16/07; Little Rock, AR; Alltel Arena 1/19/07 - included an opening in-ring segment in which Ken Kennedy bragged about his victory in the Beat the Clock series and his World Heavyweight Title shot at the Royal Rumble; moments later, Teddy Long appeared and said Kennedy would be facing the man he screwed out of a victory the week before - the Undertaker; Long then said if Taker beat Kennedy then the title match at the Rumble would be Kennedy vs. Batista vs. Taker in a three-way; featured Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial break; included Mike Mizanin speaking with Layla and Ashley backstage in which he told them he could have beaten the Undertaker before Kane walked up behind him; featured Kristal trying to interview Vickie Guerrero backstage in which Vickie told her she had something personal she wanted to talk about and took her into her dressing room; included a video package highlighting the Chris Benoit / Chavo Guerrero Jr. feud; featured Kristal interviewing World Heavyweight Champion Batista backstage regarding the possibility of facing both Kennedy and Taker at the Rumble, during which he said he would be ringside for the night's main event; included Jillian Hall speaking with Kennedy backstage in which she told him to put Teddy Long in his place; featured Long telling Kennedy he was being disrespectful and the match against Taker was still on; included a look at the DVD release of "The Marine;" featured Kristal speaking backstage with Long about an idea she had, with Booker T & Sharmell then appearing and Booker saying he would regain his title at WrestleMania after winning the Royal Rumble; Long then said Booker would be part of a six-man over-the-top-rope challenge the following week: Matt Hardy pinned Joey Mercury at 5:04 with a double leg pickup into a roll over; Mercury wore a protective face mask for the match; after the bout, Johnny Nitro and Melina came ringside, with Nitro & Mercury attacking Hardy and hitting the Snapshot onto the exposed concrete floor MVP, William Regal & Dave Taylor defeated Vito, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick & Paul London (w/ Ashley) at 5:31 when MVP pinned Kendrick with a modified side slam after blocking Kendrick's Sliced Bread #2 attempt on Regal WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the Sharpshooter in a No DQ match at 9:54 after avoiding a chairshot to the head Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated two unknowns at 1:32 when Domino scored the pin following a boot to the face from Deuce (Deuce, Domino, & Cherry's surprise TV debut) Kane pinned Mike Mizanin with the chokeslam at 3:50 Ken Kennedy defeated the Undertaker via disqualification at 12:49 when World Heavyweight Champion Batista, who did guest commentary for the bout, speared Kennedy out of the ring as Taker attempted the chokeslam - moments after Kennedy punched Batista outside the ring; after the bout, Taker stared at Batista as the champion challenged Kennedy on the floor; due to pre-match stipulations, the Kennedy-Batista match at the Rumble would remain one-on-one; had Taker won, the match would have been a three-way for the championship

Taped 1/23/07; Mobile, AL; Civic Center 1/26/07 - featured Maryse welcoming the audience back from the commercial breaks; included MVP confronting Teddy Long backstage, complaining of having to face Kane later in the night and then saying he wouldn't; Long then said if he didn't face Kane he wouldn't be in the 6-man mini Royal Rumble match later in the night nor would he be in the 30-man Rumble; featured an in-ring promo by Ken Kennedy regarding his upcoming title match against Batista at the Royal Rumble until Batsita interrupted and confronted Kennedy; moments later, the Undertaker appeared in the ring and went to kick Kennedy but knocked down Batista instead when Kennedy moved; included Michael Cole interviewing Vladimir Kozlov in the crowd as to which brand he would be working for, with Kozlov saying he was still in negotiations with all three; featured Kristal showing up in Long's office, flirting, and then leaving; moments later, Vickie Guerrero came in but saw Long was busy and left; included footage of Kane eliminating 11 participants from the 2001 Royal Rumble: World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match at 4:10 with the sit-down powerbomb; prior to the bout, Helms cut a promo on Batista as the champion stood in the ring WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Mike Mizanin in a non-title match via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 6:09; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Benoit's 2004 Royal Rumble victory Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Adam Evans & John Robinson at 3:15 when Deuce pinned Evans with a boot to the face as Domino held Evans' head up off the mat Finlay fought Booker T (w/ Sharmell) to a no contest at 5:17 when both men began fighting on the floor after Booker grabbed Finlay's midget as he tried to pull Sharmell under the ring; Sharmell did guest commentary for much of the bout Melina, Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury defeated Ashley, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick at 5:29 when Mercury pinned Kendrick following the Snapshot behind the referee's back Kane defeated MVP via disqualification at 7:58 after MVP grabbed a steel chair from ringside and repeatedly hit Kane with it; moments later, MVP pulled a gas can out from underneath the ring but was kicked in the face by Kane and scared to the floor WWE US Champin Chris Benoit, MVP, Booker T, Finlay, and Mike Mizanin fought to a no contest at around the 8:30 mark after the Undertaker appeared and eliminated half of the participants; order of elimination before Taker appeared: Kane by Finlay (1:58); Mizanin by Finlay (5:42); after clearing the ring, Taker posed alone in the ring to close the show

Taped 1/30/07; Houston, TX; Toyota Center 2/2/07 - featured a commercial for the DVD release of "The Marine;" Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top was shown in the crowd during the show; included a pre-taped interview by Kristal of Vickie Guerrero, now without her neckbrace, in which Vickie singled out Teddy Long for having unsafe working conditions and said an opportunity had opened up for her on Smackdown! that would bring her a lot of success in the near future; featured World Heavyweight Champion Batista meeting with Long backstage in which he said he needed to know whether the Undertaker would face him at WrestleMania and would need to know by the end of the night; included an in-ring segment with Booker T & Sharmell in which Booker was presented with a key to the city; moments later, Booker cut a promo saying he was better than other Houston natives such as Walter Cronkite, Roger Clemens, and Patrick Swayze, and the Houston Rockets; Booker then singled out Billy Gibbons on the floor before Kane appeared, threw the "city officials" out of the way, and knocked Booker to the floor; featured Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial break; included Long confronting Kennedy backstage about his actions after his match earlier in the night, with Long granting Kennedy a rematch against Batista the following week; featured a closing in-ring segment in which Batista demanded the Undertaker come out and answer the question as to which world champion he would be facing at WrestleMania, with WWE World Champion John Cena then appearing and saying he wanted to know the answer as well since Taker appeared on Raw just after Cena & Michaels won the tag team championship and gave the impression he wanted a shot at Cena's title; moments later, Taker appeared but before he could answer Shawn Michaels came out, said nothing was proven in his and Taker's battle at the Rumble, and challenged Taker to put his world title shot on the line in a one-on-one contest; Vince McMahon then came out, said he didn't care what Michaels wanted, and announced Cena & Michaels would face Batista & Taker at No Way Out: WWE US Champion Chris Benoit pinned Finlay with a roll up at 15:14 after the challenger became distracted by the Boogeyman who appeared from underneath the ring, grabbing Finlay's midget; moments later, the midget ran away from the Boogeyman before Finlay finally forced him back under the ring Deuce & Dominio (w/ Cherry) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick & Paul London (w/ Ashley) in a non-title match at 7:43 when Domino pinned Kendrick following Deuce's running kick to the face as Domino held Kendrick's head off the mat Ken Kennedy pinned Vito with the Green Bay Plunge at 2:38; after the match, Kennedy choked Vito with his own dress Ashley defeated Jillian Hall and Kristal in a bikini contest; Jillian objected to the rules and opted to sing Britney Spears' "Oops, I Did it Again..." to show her talents until MC for the contest, John Bradshaw Layfield, took the mic away, saying "Michael Hayes singing 'Badstreet' was better than that;" after the contest, Ashley stripped Jillian Mike Mizanin pinned Matt Hardy at 4:30 with the Mizard of Oz after Joey Mercury interfered and hit Hardy in the jaw with his protective face mask, knocking Hardy out

Taped 2/6/07; Omaha, NE; Qwest Center 2/9/07 - featured the announcement Rey Mysterio Jr. would be on Smackdown! in two weeks to comment on how his recovery was progressing; included Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial break; featured a recap of Kane and Booker T battling at the Royal Rumble and Kane interrupting Booker's in-ring segment the previous week; included Booker & Sharmell confronting Teddy Long backstage about Kane, with Long saying Booker would face Kane at No Way Out, with Booker & Sharmell objecting; featured an in-ring promo by Ken Kennedy in which he said while everyone was talking about the Undertaker facing World Heavyweight Champion Batista at WrestleMania it would be Kennedy, not Batista, who would be the champion by the time of the pay-per-view and he was being overlooked by both men; moments later, Batista ran out to the ring and had a pull-apart brawl with Kennedy until Kennedy escaped into the crowd; included a commercial for the DVD release of "The Marine;" featured Kristal hitting on Long until Jillian Hall interrupted, with Long then making a Divas invitational talent contest for No Way Out; included the announcement the Boogeyman would face Finlay at No Way Out: The Undertaker pinned Mike Mizanin with the tombstone at 3:52; after the bout, Taker hit a powerbomb on Mizanin through the announce table Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) in a non-title match at 5:05 when Domino pinned London following a double axe handle off the top / Diamond Cutter double team after Deuce threw London off the top; prior to the bout, it was announced Kendrick & London would defend against the Hardy Boyz, MNM, and William Regal & Dave Taylor in a ladder match at No Way Out; during the match, it was announced Ashley would debut her Playboy cover the following week Joey Mercury pinned Matt Hardy by reversing the Side Effect into a modified victory roll at 13:00 Finlay pinned the Boogeyman at 4:00 after hitting him in the leg with the shillalaugh behind the referee's back after the Boogeyman attempted to pour worms on Finlay's midget, who he scared into the ring late in the match Daivari pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match at 4:55 with a roll over and grabbing the ropes for leverage (Daivari's surprise Smackdown! return) World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Ken Kennedy with the sit-down powerbomb at 15:40; after the bout, the Undertaker appeared and had a staredown with Batista from the entrance way as the show came to a close

Taped 2/13/07; Seattle, WA; Key Arena 2/16/07 - featured a commercial for the DVD release of "The Marine;" included a pre-taped segment of Booker T & Sharmell 'At the Movies' reviewing Kane's acting in "See No Evil," in which both laughed at Kane before Booker acted out the scene as he would have done it to show how much better an actor he was; eventually the lighting went red and Kane appeared behind Booker & Sharmell, scaring them both away; featured WWE World Champion John Cena speaking with Shawn Michaels backstage in which Michaels said he would make sure nothing happened to Cena between then and WrestleMania; included a backstage segment with Kristal and Teddy Long in which Jillian Hall interrupted and said she was thinking of rapping at the No Way Out talent show; after Jillian left, Kristal took off her top as a message to Long; featured a Dusty Rhodes video package to promote his induction into the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame class; included ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley meeting with Long backstage, after Kristal left, in which Ken Kennedy interrupted outraged over his tag team loss; moments later, Kennedy challenged Lashley to a title match at No Way Out; featured an in-ring segment in which Ashley debuted her Playboy cover, available March 12; included Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial; featured a commercial for the "Grind House" double-feature; included the announcement ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley would defend against Ken Kennedy at No Way Out; featured the announcement the Finlay / Boogeyman match at No Way Out would now be a mixed tag team match with their two midgets; included Randy Orton and Edge speaking about their match in the night's main event; featured a vignette promoting the appearance of Rey Mysterio Jr. the following week: The Boogeyman pinned Finlay at 4:07 by hitting him with his staff after a midget Boogeyman appeared and attacked Finlay's midget when he tried to interfere Deuce (w/ Domino & Cherry) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London) at 3:37 with a boot to the face after Domino pushed Kendrick off the top; prior to the bout, it was announced Deuce & Domino would challenge Kendrick & London for the titles at No Way Out, instead of the previously scheduled 4-way tag team title ladder match which was not mentioned on commentary WWE Raw Tag Team Champions - WWE World Champion John Cena & Shawn Michaels defeated Ken Kennedy & MVP at 17:08 in a non-title match when Cena pinned MVP with the FU after Michaels prevented Kennedy from using a steel chair Scotty 2 Hotty defeated WWE Cruiserwight Champion Gregory Helms via disqualification in a non-title match when Daivari attacked Scotty as he attempted the Worm at 1:59; after the bout, Sho Funaki, Jamie Noble, Shannon Moore, and Jimmy Wang Yang all came out, with Yang as the last man standing after knocking down Helms World Heavyweight Champion Batista & the Undertaker defeated Edge & Randy Orton at 12:55 when Taker pinned Edge with the chokeslam and tombstone; after the bout, Shawn Michaels hit the superkick on Taker and Cena dropped Batista with the FU as the show came to a close

Taped 2/20/07; San Diego, CA; ipayOne Center 2/23/07 - featured Michael Cole interviewing World Heavyweight Champion Batista in the ring to open the show in which Batista said he had nothing but respect for the Undertaker but could not apologize for what he did at No Way Out because of the chokeslam Taker gave him several weeks back; he then said he would go into WrestleMania with the title and would leave with the title; included several clips throughout the show highlighting Rey Mysterio Jr.'s career - his tag team title win with Eddie Guerrero, his 2006 Royal Rumble victory, World Heavyweight Title win at WrestleMania 22, and putting John Bradshaw Layfield into retirement; featured Maryse welcoming the fans back from the commercial breaks; included Vickie Guerrero speaking with Kristal backstage in which Vickie said her "surprise" had already been taken care of; featured a vignette promoting Ashley's appearance in 'Playboy,' available March 12; included the announcement the Undertaker would respond to Batista's comments the following week; featured a video package promoting Curt Hennig's induction into the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame; included a closing in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr., using a walking cane, in which he talked about how happy he was to be back home; moments later, Vince McMahon, with several security guards, came out, and cut a lengthy promo on his hair vs. hair match against Donald Trump at WrestleMania; after Mysterio said Vince was a loser, Vince introduced his WrestleMania disignee WWE IC Champion Umaga; Vince then asked Mysterio to answer again but, before he could do so, Vince hit him with his own cane and Umaga dropped him with a Samoan Drop before crushing him in the corner; Vince then ordered Umaga to hit a top rope splash onto Mysterio's injured knee; Mysterio was then taken backstage on a stretcher as the show came to a close: Matt Hardy, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) defeated Joey Mercury, Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 11:22 when Hardy pinned Mercury with the Twist of Fate after Mercury tried using his facemask as a weapon WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Scotty 2 Hotty in a non-title match with a roll over and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage at 7:39; early in the bout, Gregory Helms was seen watching the bout backstage Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Kane in a falls count anywhere match at 17:56 by pinning Kane on the floor after the Great Khali attacked Kane and threw him through the ringside barricade; after the commercial break, Booker & Sharmell were shown celebrating backstage until Khali appeared, with Booker extending his hand for Khali to shake and Khali shaking his arm before walking off Finlay & Lil Bastard defeated the Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman at around the 4-minute mark when Bastard pinned Boogeyman with a DDT after Finlay hit Boogeyman with his shillalagh (the bout began during the commercial break)

Taped 2/27/07; San Jose, CA; HP Pavilion 3/2/07 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Batista regarding his title defense against the Undertaker at WrestleMania until he was interrupted by Taker appearing in a graveyard on the big screen, who said all things must die, and then proceeded to dig a grave for Batista's title reign; the cast of "Grindhouse" sat ringside for the show; included Kristal interviewing MVP backstage about his Money in the Bank qualifying match later in the show; featured Maryse welcoming the fans back from commercial; included a look at the previous week's confrontation between Rey Mysterio Jr. and Vince McMahon in which Umaga assaulted the already injured Mysterio; featured a commercial for Mick Foley's The Hardcore Diaries in which he mentioned Katie Couric, Rudy Guliani, Hillary Clinton, Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Donald Rumsfeld, Jack Nicholas, and Barry Bonds as being in his book; included an in-ring promo by Vince McMahon regarding his hair vs. hair contest at WrestleMania against Donald Trump and Umaga facing ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley and then announced a guest referee would be announced for the match the following Monday; moments later, Lashley came out with Vince offering him twice as much money than Trump did and slapping him after Lashley said no; Lashley then scared Vince from ringside; after the commercial break, Ken Kennedy asked McMahon for a match later in the night against Lashley with Vince making it a title match where Kennedy can't be counted-out or disqualified and if Lashley is he loses the title; featured a video package promoting Jerry Lawler's induction into the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame; included the announcement World Heavyweight Champion Batista would face Kane and the Undertaker would face Finlay the following week: Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Matt Hardy pinned Joey Mercury with a Twist of Fate off the middle turnbuckle at 13:50 after Mercury took his protective facemask off; Booker T, with Sharmell, did guest commentary for the bout; during the match, Booker made mention of the Hardyz ladder matches against Edge & Christian (Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story) Jimmy Wang Yang, Shannon Moore, & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., Daivari, & Gregory Helms at 7:18 when Yang pinned Daivari with a moonsault off the top after Daivari hit the corner Ashley pinned Jillian Hall at 2:26 with an elbow drop from the middle turnbuckle; a giant poster of Ashley's Playboy cover was hung over the entrance stage for the duration of the match Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Finlay defeated WWE US Champion Chris Benoit and MVP at 11:09 by pinning Benoit after hitting both opponents with his shallalagh as Hornswaggle, Finlay's midget, distracted the referee; prior to the bout, Finlay confronted Michael Cole on the floor and told him the midget's name wasn't Little Bastard but Hornswaggle ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley pinned Ken Kennedy at 10:35 with the running powerslam; pre-match stipulations stated Kennedy couldn't be disqualified or counted-out and if Lashley was he would lose the title

Taped 3/6/07; Tucson, AZ; Convention Center 3/9/07 - included Kristal interviewing World Heavyweight Champion Batista backstage regarding his match later in the night against Kane as well as the Undertaker's WrestleMania undefeated streak; featured Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial; included MVP confronting Teddy Long backstage in which he said he wanted a US title shot against Chris Benoit at WrestleMania, with Long saying he would think about it; featured Kristal interviewing Kane backstage regarding Batista's comments toward him earlier; included a video package highlighting ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley's pull apart brawl with Umaga on Raw, his steel cage match win over Hardcore Holly, and in-ring confrontations with Vince McMahon; featured comments from Howie Mandel, Dr. Drew, Erik Estrada, Mark Cuban, and John Travolta regarding who they would rather see bald - Donald Trump or Vince McMahon; most said Trump; included the debut of Miz TV with guests Ashley and WWE Women's Champion Melina in which Melina insulted Ashley for posing for Playboy before Ashley challenged her to a title match at WrestleMania; moments later, Melina attacked Ashley but Ashley eventually cleared the champion from the ring; featured Kristal asking Kane backstage to compare the Undertaker to Batista, citing he was the only person to face both, until he was jumped and bloodied by the Great Khali; included Kristal interviewing Finlay backstage regarding his match with the Undertaker later in the night: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Matt Hardy at 13:31 with the scissors kick after Sharmell, who did guest commentary for the bout, hit Hardy in the face with her shoe; prior to the bout, it was announced Randy Orton, Ric Flair, and Carlito Caribbean Cool would compete in a triple threat match on Raw to determine the final participant for the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Kane in a non-title match at 17:17 with the sit-down powerbomb out of the corner as Kane punched the champion while standing on the turnbuckle Ken Kennedy pinned CM Punk at 8:58 with a neckbreaker off the middle turnbuckle after kicking Punk as he stood on the turnbuckle, causing his legs to become tangled The Undertaker pinned Finlay with the tombstone at 17:17, despite interference from Hornswaggle; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Batista appeared and gave Taker the thumbs down sign, with Taker then motioning he would take Batista out at WrestleMania

Taped 3/13/07; Trenton, NJ; Sovereign Bank Arena 3/16/07 - featured an opening segment with World Heavyweight Champion Batista was a guest of Miz TV, in which Mike Mizanin said the Undertaker, if he wanted to, could come out and kick Batista's ass; moments later, the lights went out and Mizanin laughed at Batista for falling for the trick; Batista laughed off the joke but then hit the sit-down powerbomb to close the segment; included clips of Ashley and Kane filming scenes for the following Thursday's episode of 'Smallville;' featured Kristal interviewing Ken Kennedy backstage regarding his loss and his match at WrestleMania; included John Bradshaw Layfield commenting on his match against Shawn Michaels Monday on Raw in which he said he would have special in store for Michaels; featured a video package highlighting the career of the late Ernie Ladd; included Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial break; featured Finlay meeting with Booker T & Sharmell backstage asking where the missing Hornswaggle was; after Booker and Finlay left the dressing room, a drunk Hornswaggle with a glass of beer scared Sharmell and tried to get her to kiss him for St. Patrick's Day; included comments from Kelly Hu, Rex Lee, Dayna Devon & Mark McGrath from 'Extra,' Lou Diamond Phillips, Shanna Moakler, Jason Alexander regarding the hair vs. hair match at WrestleMania, with most saying they wanted to see Trump bald; featured a video package promoting Mr. Fuji's induction into the WWE 2007 Hall of Fame class; included a commercial for the DVD release of 'The Marine': Matt Hardy pinned Ken Kennedy with a reversal into the Twist of Fate at 17:38 MVP pinned Honduran Champion El Grande Latte in a non-title match at 1:33 with the Play Maker; prior to the bout, MVP introduced his masked opponent as undefeated; after the match, MVP grabbed the mic and addressed his challenge to Teddy Long for a title shot at WrestleMania against WWE US Champion Chris Benoit, then cut a promo on Benoit and former US champions Ric Flair, Harley Race, and Dusty Rhodes; after MVP called Benoit a coward, Long appeared and introduced Benoit as MVP's opponent at WrestleMania; Benoit then came out with both men brawling until Benoit attempted the Crippler Crossface and MVP fled the ring WWE Women's Champion Melina, Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury defeated Ashley, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick at 9:42 when Mercury pinned London with the Snapshot after London sustained a low blow from Melina behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, it was announced London & Kendrick had held the titles 300 days, making them the fourth longest titleholders in WWE history and surpassing the reign of Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf; after the match, Ashley attacked Melina on the floor until the two women were pulled apart Kane fought Daivari to a no contest at around the 3-minute mark when, after assaulting him on the floor, Kane wrapped a chain with a steel hook around Daivari's neck and dragged him backstage; prior to the bout, it was announced Kane would face the Great Khali at WrestleMania; after the commercial break, Kane was shown dragging Daivari into what appeared to be the boiler room of the arena The Undertaker defeated Booker T (w/ Sharmell) via disqualification at 15:13 when Finlay assaulted Taker with his shallalagh as Taker attempted the powerbomb; after the match, Booker and Finlay double teamed Taker on the floor and with the weapon until Taker fought back, eventually throwing Finlay onto World Heavyweight Champion Batista, who did guest commentary for the bout; moments later, Taker hit the chokeslam on Booker inside the ring before leaving ringside; as the show came to a close, a furious Batista took off his tie and motioned for Taker to fight him then and there as Taker left ringside

Taped 3/20/07; Cleveland, OH; Quicken Loans Arena 3/23/07 - featured an opening segment in tribute to the passing of Arnold Skaaland; included an in-ring promo by Vince McMahon regarding his shaving Eugene's head on Raw, during which he said when he shaved Donald Trump's head at WrestleMania he would symbolically be shaving the head of every person in the audience; he then said he would pin ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley the following week on Raw and introduced Ken Kennedy & Randy Orton as Lashley's opponents later in the night; McMahon said since neither man could beat Lashley in a singles match, they would face Lashley in a handicap tables match; featured the announcement the Wild Samoans - Afa & Sika - would be inducted into the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame; included a backstage segment where Teddy Long gave Kristal a rose, with John Bradshaw Layfield then appearing and asking for an interview the next week with both the Undertaker and World Heavyweight Champion Batista; featured a backstage segment in which Booker T & Finlay attacked Batista from behind until they were pulled away by officials: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) defeated Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ WWE Women's Champion Melina) at around the 5-minute mark when London pinned Mercury with a crossbody off the top after Ashley prevented Melina from interfering Jimmy Wang Yang defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a non-title match MVP defeated Cedric Von Haussen ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley defeated Randy Orton & Ken Kennedy in a handicap tables match WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Gregory Helms via submission with the Crippler Crossface in a non-title match The Undertaker defeated Booker T (w/ Sharmell) & Finlay via disqualification in a handicap match at 11:46 when Finlay hit Taker with his shallalagh as Taker attempted to hit the chokeslam on both men; the match was scheduled as a tag team match with World Heavyweight Champion Batista as Taker's partner but Batista was unable to compete due to the backstage attack he sustained from Booker & Finlay earlier in the show; after the bout, Batista made the save for Taker, with Batista setting Booker up for the powerbomb as Taker set up Finlay for his own; moments later, Batista threw Booker into Taker as Taker attempted to powerbomb Finlay, knocking Taker to the mat; Taker and Batista stared at each other as the show came to a close

Taped 3/27/07; Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena 3/30/07 - featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Kristal in which Long told her he would take her out for dinner and dancing later in the night; included Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial; featured clips throughout the show detailing the history between World Heavyweight Champion Batista and the Undertaker; included a look at "The Condemned;" featured footage of the WrestleMania press conference held the previous Wednesday at Trump Tower with comments from WWE World Champion John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Vince McMahon, Trump, ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley, Steve Austin, during which Trump slapped Vince across the face; included a closing segment in which John Bradshaw Layfield was to interview World Heavyweight Champion Batista and the Undertaker in the ring but Steve Austin appeared and dropped JBL with the Stunner before the participants appeared; after the commercial break, Long - surrounded by security - introduced Batista and Taker and then moderated the interview until the two men fought through the security and traded blows in the ring and at ringside; Batista dropped Taker with the spinebuster and left the ring, with Taker then standing up and the two locking eyes as the show ended: Matt Hardy fought the Great Khali (sub. for Edge) to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark when Khali became distracted by Kane's pyro, with Khali then going out to the floor as Kane appeared on the big screen and cut a promo on facing Khali at WrestleMania; prior to the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo on the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania; after Hardy made his entrance, Edge said he wouldn't risk injury with such an important match coming up and brought out Khali as his replacement Finlay pinned Ken Kennedy with the Celtic Cross at 5:58 after Hornswaggle interfered and hit a somersault splash off a step ladder as the referee tried to get a full-size ladder away from Finlay; the Money in the Bank briefcase hung over the ring for the match MVP pinned Ethiopian Champion Vito Batomango with the Playmaker at 1:30; prior to the bout, MVP put over Batomango's accomplishments and afterwards cut a promo on facing WWE US Champion Chris Benoit at WrestleMania Jeff Hardy pinned Randy Orton with a modified sunset flip at 15:23 after Orton became distracted by Edge at ringside, who appeared late in the bout and attacked Hardy at ringside until Orton yelled at him to go away; the Money in the Bank briefcase hung over the ring for the match Ashley, Torrie Wilson, Maria, Mickie James, & Candice Michelle defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina, Michelle McCool, Jillian Hall, Kristal, & Victoria at 3:33 when Ashley pinned Jillian by reversing a powerbomb into a hurricanrana CM Punk pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) at 6:39 with a roll up into a bridge; the Money in the Bank briefcase hung over the ring for the match

Taped 4/3/07; Ft. Wayne, IN; Allen County War Memorial 4/6/07 - featured press clippings and coverage from WrestleMania 23; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Kristal, in which Kristal gave Long a card, with Ken Kennedy then interrupting and saying he wanted Hornswaggle after what happened in the opening match; Long then said Kennedy would face Hornswaggle & Finlay the following week in a handicap match; featured a backstage segment in which Ashley spoke with Timbaland until Jillian Hall interrupted and started singing, hoping Timbaland could be her producer, with Timbaland turning her down; included a WrestleMania 23 music video to the tune of Default's "The Memory Will Never Die" and Saliva's "Ladies and Gentlemen;" featured a backstage segment in which Booker T consoled a crying Sharmell, saying she meant more to him than Money in the Bank; after the two hugged, she slapped him and stormed off; included a vignette promoting the return of Mark Henry; included footage from the premiere of "The Condemned" the previous Friday at Detroit's Fox Theatre, with comments from fans, WWE World Champion John Cena, Triple H, Ken Kennedy, Ron Simmons, and Candice Michelle; featured the announcement Deuce & Domino would face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick the following week in a title match; included a backstage segment in which Booker said someone would pay for his bad night; featured footage from the 2007 Hall of Fame ceremony; included a vignette highlighting the Undertaker's 15 wins at WrestleMania; featured a closing in-ring segment with World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker in which he was interrupted by Batista, who congratulated Taker on the win, said he wanted a rematch, and then left ringside; Booker T then attacked Taker from behind, with Taker eventually dropping Booker with a tombstone onto the commentary table to close the show: Ken Kennedy pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Jeff Hardy at 12:46 with a kick to the back of the knee and a DDT after avoiding the Swanton; prior to the bout, Kennedy cut a lengthy in-ring promo on his Money in the Bank win at WrestleMania and said he would now be known as Mr. Money in the Bank; after the contest, Hornswaggle approached Kennedy in the aisle, distracting him long enough for Finlay to hit Kennedy from behind with his shallalagh; Finlay then threatened to put Kennedy in a wheelchair if he ever put his hands on Hornswaggle again Mike Mizanin pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 7:29 when MVP, who came out of the crowd moments earlier, pulled Mizanin out of the way of Benoit's diving headbutt WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) with an inside cradle at 9:35; after the bout, Sharmell grabbed the mic, verbally berated Booker and said he was a disappointment to her and to himself; moments later, Sharmell walked off and left Booker alone in the ring Kane fought Dave Taylor (w/ William Regal) to a no contest when Kane assaulted both men around ringside before the match began WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Gregory Helms in a non-title match at 13:50 when London pinned Helms following a Sliced Bread #2 off the top / powerbomb combo; prior to the bout, Deuce, Domino, & Cherry drove out in a convertible and watched the match from the aisle

Taped 4/10/07; Providence, RI; Dunkin Donuts Center 4/13/07 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Teddy Long in which he announced Batista would face World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker at Backlash in a last man standing match; included a backstage segment with Michelle McCool in which she found Ashley screaming and crying backstage after she was allegedly attacked in her lockerroom by Jillian Hall, upset she wouldn't be in Timbaland's new video, with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick then appearing to look over Ashley; featured a commercial for Mick Foley's The Hardcore Diaries; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Kristal in which he said Smackdown! would be celebrating its 400th episode next week and he had something special planned for her; moments later, Deuce, Domino, & Cherry busted into the lockerroom arguing their loss, with Long telling them to start abiding to the rules; featured a look at the plot of "The Condemned;" included Kristal conducting a backstage interview with MVP about his non-title win over Chris Benoit; featured the announcement Booker T had sustained a torn miniscus and sprained neck from the attack from the Undertaker the previous week; included a vignette promoting the return of Mark Henry: Ken Kennedy fought Finlay & Hornswaggle to a no contest when, before the match began, Kennedy apologized for the recent arguments between the two wrestlers and eventually had Finlay shake his hand to put the past behind them; moments later, Teddy Long appeared and said they would be wrestling and it would be later in the night against Batista & World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) via disqualification at 13:00 when referee Mickey Henson stopped the match for constant double teaming immediately after Kendrick was thrown to the floor and London sustained Domino's running boot to the face MVP pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 20:02 by blocking a modified victory roll and grabbing the ring ropes for leverage Kane pinned Daivari with the chokeslam at 2:38; after the bout, William Regal & Dave Taylor jumped Kane, with Kane eventually scaring them from the ring World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Batista defeated Ken Kennedy & Finlay at 20:53 when Batista pinned Kennedy with the sit-down powerbomb after tagging himself in as Taker signalled for the tombstone


Taped 4/17/07; Milan, Italy; Datchforum 4/20/07 - 400th episode; included clippings from the European media of the WWE tour; featured a look at Vinnie Jones' role in "The Condemned;" included an in-ring promo by Jillian Hall of her attack the previous week on Ashley before she began singing and insulting the Italian fans; moments later, Michelle McCool appeared and knocked Jillian to the floor; featured a vignette of Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial break; included a vignette promoting the return of Mark Henry in two weeks; featured a clipping from the latest Men's Fitness magazine focusing on "The Condemned" as well as a look at the stunts in the film; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, William Regal, and Dave Taylor in which Long scheduled them in a tag team match against Kane & the Boogeyman for the following week; moments later, Kristal arrived after a shopping spree: Batista defeated Finlay via disqualification at 8:21 when Ken Kennedy interfered and helped double team Batista; after the bout, Finlay dropped Batista with the Celtic Cross before they were sent from ringside by referees WWE US Champion Chris Benoit, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated MVP, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., & Gregory Helms at 9:14 when Helms submitted to Benoit's Sharpshooter after Benoit backdropped MVP while keeping the hold applied; prior to the bout, it was announced tickets for Survivor Series would go on sale the following day Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick & Paul London to win the titles at 8:55 when Deuce pinned Kendrick following a kick to the head as Domino held Kendrick in the air; London was injured early in the bout after missing a moonsault to the floor Kane defeated William Regal & Dave Taylor in a handicap match via count-out at 9:13 when both opponents left ringside World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Ken Kennedy via disqualification in a non-title match at 12:12 when Finlay interfered with his shallalagh; after the bout, Finlay and Kennedy double teamed Taker with Kennedy hitting Taker with his Money in the Bank briefcase and Finlay following with the Celtic Cross

Taped 4/24/07; London, England; Earls Court 4/27/07- featured an opening backstage segment where Batista attacked Ken Kennedy until someone else appeared and the cameraman was knocked down; moments later, Batista and Finlay battled onto the entrance stage, with Kennedy then appearing to double team Batista and his injured leg in the aisle; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker appeared in the ring, scaring Kennedy and Finlay backstage; Taker then disappeared from the ring; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Finlay, and Ken Kennedy in which Kennedy and Finlay argued Long should make Taker face Batista later in the show - instead of Backlash - with Long then making a match for later in the broadcast pitting Finlay & Kennedy against Batista & Taker in a No DQ match; featured a look at "The Condemned," in theatres that day, with comments from fans who had seen it; featured Kristal conducting a backstage interview with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino, with Cherry, about their tag title win the previous week; included a backstage segment in which Kristal and Long confessed they loved each other and Long said he would try to get some help at work so he could spend more time with her; featured a look at "The Condemned": Kane & the Boogeyman defeated William Regal & Dave Taylor at 13:48 when Boogeyman pinned Regal with the sit-down tree slam after Kane kicked Regal in the head WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Deuce (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino & Cherry) pinned Brian Kendrick (w/ Paul London, his ribs taped) at 8:43 with a jump kick to the face after Kendrick kicked Domino on the floor after Domino attacked London MVP pinned Hamlet McBeth with the Playmaker at 2:51; prior to the bout, it was announced MVP and WWE US Champion Chris Benoit would face each other at Backlash; moments later, MVP cut an in-ring promo on his upcoming match with Benoit before introducing his opponent; after the match, MVP attempted to introduce his next opponent, with Benoit then appearing instead leading into an impromptu match WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated MVP via count-out in an impromptu non-title match at 11:56 when MVP left the ring Jillian Hall pinned Michelle McCool with a facebuster at 2:06; prior to the bout, Jillian sang a song about the newly-single Prince William wanting to be with her and continued the song after the match until McCool attacked her on the floor World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Batista defeated Ken Kennedy & Finlay in a No DQ match at 15:02 when Batista pinned Finlay with a spinebuster after Taker dropped both opponents with a chokeslam; after the bout, Batista grabbed the mic and told Taker the belt belonged to him and he would get it back at Backlash; once Batsita left the ring, Taker grabbed the mic and said he would take Batista's soul

Taped 5/1/07; Birmingham, Al; BJCC 5/4/07: The Boogeyman defeated William Regal via disqualification Brian Kendrick defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy pinned Ken Kennedy with the Twist of Fate at around the 18-minute mark (Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story) Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Gregory Helms Finlay defeated Mike Mizanin via count-out MVP defeated Kane

Taped 5/8/07; Pittsburgh, PA; Mellon Arena 5/11/07 - included the announcement Ozzy Osbourne would appear the following week to perform "I Don't Want to Stop," the Judgment Day theme song; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Kristal, in which she gave him a shoulder massage, with Kristal saying she had an idea for someone who could be Long's assistant; moments later, two hillbillies came in and said they wanted a match later in the show, with Long saying they would be on the show the following week; after they left, Kristal said she wanted Vickie Guerrero as Long's assistant with Long saying he would give her an interview the following week; included clips throughout the show detailing the history between Batista and the Undertaker; featured Michael Cole speaking with Ashley, from Stamford, CT, about her recovery, wanting to get revenge on Jillian, and the recent tag team title loss of Paul London & Brian Kendrick; included a Snitsky vignette; featured a look at "The Condemned;" several of the Pittsburgh Steelers were in attendance: WWE US Champion Chris Benoit & WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy defeated MVP & Finlay at 13:08 when Benoit pinned MVP with a dragon screw legwhip into a roll over; prior to the bout, it was announced MVP would challenge Benoit at Judgment Day in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match Michelle McCool pinned Jillian Hall with a spinning backbreaker at 3:43 Paul London (w/ Brian Kendrick) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Deuce & Cherry) at 4:08 by using the dropsault to knock Deuce off the apron, as Kendrick prevented Deuce from moving, and then landing ontop of Domino for the win Kane (w/ the Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman) pinned Dave Taylor (w/ William Regal) at 2:16 with a clothesline off the top and the chokeslam after Boogeyman knocked down Regal on the floor World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker fought Batista to a draw in a steel cage match at 25:48 when both men scaled over the top and hit the floor at the same time; as the cage was lifted, Mark Henry attacked the bloody Taker, ramming him into the ringpost and hitting several splashes inside the ring until he was sent backstage by referees; as Henry was sent backstage, Edge came out to take advantage of his Money in the Bank title shot (Henry's surprise return after a 10-month absence) Edge pinned World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker with the spear at 1:24 to win the title; after the bout, Edge returned to the ring and hit Taker across the face with the Money in the Bank briefcase (Edge: A Decade of Decadence)

Taped 5/15/07; Baltimore, MD; 1st Mariner Arena 5/18/07 - featured several Edge vignettes throughout the broadcast promoting his inagural address later in the show; several members of the Baltimore Ravens were shown ringside; included footage shot the previous week after the show went off the air in which several druids appeared ringside and carried the Undertaker's limp body backstage following his attack at the hands of Mark Henry and loss of the World Heavyweight Title, spliced with clips from Taker's 16-year career in WWE; featured a Mark Henry vignette in which he discussed attacking Taker the previous week; included a backstage segment in which Jillian Hall tried singing for Ozzy Osbourne as he made his way out to perform; featured Ashley introducing Ozzy Osbourne, who performed "I Don't Wanna Stop;" included a look at Timbaland's new music video - "Throw It On Me" - starring several WWE divas; it was announced video would make its network premiere the following week; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Vickie Guerrero in which Long granted her an interview for the role of assistant GM; included a closing in-ring segment in which Long introduced the new World Heavyweight Champion Edge, who said he got no respect on Raw and would defend against all comers; Edge then told Long he wasn't afraid of facing Batista at Judgment Day, with Batista then appearing, welcoming Edge to Smackdown!, and telling him the title belonged to him and he would be needing it back: MVP pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy with the Play Maker at 13:52 after reversing the Twist of Fate and sending Hardy face-first into the ringpost; after the bout, Michael Cole conducted an in-ring interview with MVP about his US title shot against Chris Benoit at Judgment Day Jimmy Wang Yang, Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 4:05 when Yang pinned Guerrero with a moonsault onto a standing Guerrero Mark Henry pinned Sho Funaki with the standing powerslam at 1:05 after catching Funaki coming off the top (Henry's TV in-ring return after a 10-month absence) WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Finlay via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:49 when MVP attacked Benoit as Finlay was in the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, Finlay hit Benoit in the knee with his shallalagh, with MVP assaulting Benoit and hitting a boot to the face in the corner Mike Mizanin pinned Christian York at 1:46 with a modified reverse DDT Kane (w/ the Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman) pinned William Regal (w/ Dave Taylor) with the chokeslam at 4:12 as Regal attempted to get at Little Boogeyman in the ring

Taped 5/22/07; Des Moines, IA; Wells Fargo Arena 5/25/07 - featured an opening video package, to the tune of Ozzy Osbourne's "I Don't Wanna Stop," recapping Edge's World Heavyweight Title win and subsequent victory over Batista at Judgment Day; included an in-ring promo by Edge about his recent winning streak until he was interrupted by Teddy Long, who said Edge would be defending the title at One Night Stand against the winner of a four-way match later in the night between Kane, Finlay, Mark Henry, and Batista; after Edge said he didn't care, Long told him the title defense would be a steel cage match; featured a recap of Shawn Michaels' injury at Judgment Day; included a backstage segment where Edge chased after Hornswaggle, in possession of the title belt, leading to Finlay giving him the belt back and saying he could have it "for now;" featured Jillian Hall singing in the ring until the Boogeyman appeared from under the ring, scaring her to the floor; moments later, Michelle McCool came up behind Jillian and threw her back into the ring where Boogeyman, with Little Boogeyman, poured worms on her; included a backstage segment in which Teddy Long named Vickie Guerrero as the assistant GM of Smackdown!; featured a Mark Henry vignette in which he spoke about the main event and challenging for the world title; included an in-ring promo by WWE US Champion MVP, as the ring was decked out in red, white, and blue, after he was driven out to the ring; MVP then said Chris Benoit should be in the ring with him to help celebrate MVP's title win, since without him it wouldn't have been possible; moments later, Benoit appeared, with MVP saying Benoit should shake his hand and congratulate him on the title win; after Benoit shook it, MVP said Benoit should raise his hand to show how much better he was; after MVP attempted a punch, Benoit took the champion down with a series of German suplexes and sent him out of the ring after a chop; featured a look at the John Cena / Great Khali match at Judgment Day; included a backstage segment where Maryse introduced of Timbaland & the Hives' new music video, "Throw It On Me;" featured a backstage promo by Kane regarding the main event and the steel cage match against Edge at One Night Stand; included Kristal conducting a backstage interview with Batista about the main event: Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated William Regal & Dave Taylor via disqualification at 5:30 when WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino, who appeared in the aisle before the match with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Deuce and Cherry, shoved London off the top rope; after the bout, Taylor knocked Domino off the ring apron for costing his team the win, with all three teams then brawling around ringside until the fight was broken up by referees WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy pinned Mike Mizanin at 8:36 with a Twist of Fate; Mizanin took the bump as though it was a swinging neckbreaker and landed on the back of his head instead of his face Jimmy Wang Yang pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a non-title match at 7:46 by rolling through as Guerrero attempted a sunset flip / powerbomb off the top Batista defeated Mark Henry, Finlay, and Kane at 10:36 by pinning Finlay with the sit-down powerbomb after hitting the spear on all three opponents; due to pre-match stipulations, Batista earned a steel cage title shot against Edge at One Night Stand; after the bout, Batista locked eyes with Edge, who did guest commentary for the bout, and motioned he would take back the championship

Taped 5/29/07; London, Ontario 6/1/07 - featured a backstage segment with Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman; included a Mark Henry vignette in which he spoke about facing Kane later in the show; featured Kristal conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Edge regarding him having Batista on as a guest of The Cutting Edge later in the show; included ... conducting a backstage interview with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino and Cherry regarding the upcoming draft; featured the announcement Mark Henry would face Kane at One Night Stand in a lumberjack match; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Vickie Guerrero, and Kristal in which Kristal was concerned about being drafted away from Long, with Vickie saying she would run Smackdown! in Long's place if he was drafted; featured a closing segment in which Batista was a guest of The Cutting Edge in which Edge and Batista discussed their steel cage title match at One Night Stand, with Edge repeatedly saying he wasn't afraid until Batista punched him in the mouth and said he should be: Chris Benoit & WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP & Mike Mizanin at 15:31 when Mizanin submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface Michelle McCool pinned Jillian Hall at 5:14 with a spinning backbreaker after Jillian became distracted by Ashley in the aisle Hornswaggle pinned Little Boogeyman (w/ the Boogeyman) at 2:56 with a frog splash after Finlay interfered, coming up from under the ring, and hit Little Boogeyman with his shallalagh Mark Henry defeated Kane via count-out at 7:18 after ramming Kane's back into the ringpost; after the bout, Kane sat up on the floor and scared Henry from the ring WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick and William Regal & Dave Taylor at 16:36 when Deuce pinned London after Cherry pushed London off the top

Taped 6/5/07; Orlando, FL; Amway Arena 6/8/07 - featured an opening segment of 'The Cutting Edge' with guest Vince McMahon, during which World Heavyweight Champion Edge praised McMahon for what he has done, referred to Vince as a world champion in life, and handed him Edge's title belt; McMahon, rambling, said Edge was no better than John Cena and that he would face Batista at Vengeance in a 'Do or Die Match;' included a Finlay & Hornswaggle vignette; featured a backstage segment in which Vickie Guerrero announced Edge would face Chris Benoit and WwE US Champion MVP would face Batista later in the show; included a backstage segment with McMahon, Teddy Long, Vickie, and Kristal in which Vince got on his knees to praise Vickie's announcement before saying Kristal was a problem because she was half Long's age; featured a backstage segment in which Jillian Hall interrupted Ashley as she was having her hair and makeup done, with Ashley saying the only reason she couldn't fight Jillian in the ring was because she wasn't medically cleared yet but promised to end Jillian's career; Jillian then slapped Ashley with Ashley chasing her; Matt Hardy and McMahon where then shown backstage, with Ashley accidentally running into McMahon causing him to stain his suit with coffee; after McMahon sent Hardy to the ring for his match, he confronted Ashley saying she meant to do that to him and then - after taunting her - suspended her indefinately as she cried; included a backstage interview with WWE US Champion MVP regarding his match later in the night against Batista: Mark Henry pinned the Boogeyman (w/ Little Boogeyman) with the falling powerslam at 1:26 after locking Boogeyman in the bearhug and kicking Little Boogeyman on the apron; after the bout, Henry caught Little Boogeyman in a bearhug before slamming him to the mat and hitting a splash Jimmy Wang Yang, Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., Daivari, & Jamie Noble at 7:35 when Kendrick pinned Guerrero following a Kendrick & London Sliced Bread #2 double team off the top; after the bout, Chavo, Noble, and Daivari argued over the loss World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 19:26 with the spear after pulling Benoit shoulder-first into the steel ringpost WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Matt Hardy in a handicap match at 9:08 when Deuce scored the pin with a boot to the face as Hardy was on the mat, moments after Hardy dropped Domino with the Twist of Fate Batista defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:27 when Edge slid in the ring behind Batista's back and attempted the spear only to receive one himself; after the bout, Batista attempted the sit-down powerbomb but Edge slid out to the floor

Taped 6/12/07; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center 6/15/07 - featured a parental discretion advisory at the beginning of the show warning the episode would contain footage of Vince McMahon's death on Raw; included a recap from Raw of McMahon attempting to address the crowd and then leaving the arena, followed by footage in the arena of all the Smackdown! talent paying homage to McMahon and the bell being tolled 10 times in his honor; during the segment, John Bradshaw Layfield insulted the crowd for their lack of respect; featured footage from the previous Wednesday of Ed Kaufman at WWE Headquarters in which he read a prepared statement from the McMahon family in which they said the show would go on; included a backstage promo by William Regal in which he detailed the history between he and McMahon and said Vince was the only American he respected; featured a backstage promo by Teddy Long in which he said coming to the WWE and working for Vince was the greatest thing that ever happened in his life; included a backstage promo by Jillian Hall regarding Vince's death; featured footage from WWE.com of firefighters putting out the flaming limo; featured a backstage promo by WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. of what Vince meant to the business and where the company will go from here; included a backstage promo by Sgt. Slaughter in which he said Vince sent his wrestlers out to battle but fought right there with them; featured footage of the destroyed limo in Atlanta, GA followed by comments from lead investigator, Daniel Beck; included a backstage promo by World Heavyweight Champion Edge regarding Vince's death in which he said he didn't know where to go from here; featured a backstage promo by Kristal: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick in a non-title match at 4:56 when Deuce pinned London with a kick to the face immediately after London hit a springboard dropkick on Domino, knocking him off the apron Matt Hardy pinned William Regal with the Twist of Fate at 9:18 after kicking Regal as he ran into the corner Batista pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match at 14:30 with a spear and the sit-down powerbomb; prior to the bout, it was announced MVP would defend the title at Vengeance against Ric Flair; prior to Batista's entrance, Ric Flair was shown giving Batista a pep talk backstage Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Daivari, Shannon Moore, and Jamie Noble by pinning Daivari with a moonsault onto a standing Daivari at 4:33; due to pre-match stipulations, Yang earned a WWE Cruiserweight Title shot at Vengeance; WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. sat ringside for the match Ric Flair defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification in a non-title match at 15:36 when MVP interfered as Flair had the figure-4 applied on the champion; after the bout, Flair knocked MVP to the floor but was laid out by Edge's spear; moments later, Batista attempted to make the save but also sustained the spear

Taped 6/19/07; Charlotte, NC; Bobcats Arena 6/22/07 - featured an opening in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge in which he spoke of Vince McMahon's recent passing and then introduced Torrie Wilson before accusing her of being responsible; moments later, WWE US Champion MVP appeared and said Edge couldn't make such allegations without proof, then said Torrie should have to take a lie detector test; Ric Flair then appeared and attacked MVP until he was double teamed by MVP & Edge, prompting Batista to make the save; included a vignette in which Maryse welcomed the fans back from commercial break; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Vickie Guerrero, and Kristal in which Long implied it was going to be a big night for him and that life was too short; included a vignette promoting the Major Brothers coming to Smackdown!; featured an in-ring segment in which Long got on one knee and asked Kristal to marry him; she began crying and, after he asked, eventually ran backstage; included a still image in memory of Sherri Martel; featured a backstage segment with Long and Kristal in which he apologized for asking her in public and she eventually said yes after putting the ring on her finger; included footage from a press conference in which Federal Investigator Beck in which he said DNA evidence taken from the car included that of Vince McMahon, the limo driver, and another well-known personality; featured a vignette of Michelle McCool paying tennis: WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jamie Noble defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 6:13 when Chavo pinned Moore with a Gory Bomb Mark Henry defeated Sho Funaki via KO with the bearhug at 2:15 Matt Hardy pinned Finlay with the Twist of Fate at 19:34, immediately after Finlay hit Hardy in his injured leg with the shallalagh as Hornswoggle distracted the referee Chris Masters defeated Danny Shanley via submission with the full nelson at 3:44 Batista & Ric Flair defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & WWE US Champion MVP at 13:49 when Batista pinned Edge with the sit-down powerbomb after reversing Edge's spear into a spinebuster

Taped 6/26/07; San Antonio, TX; AT&T Center 6/29/07 - featured a vignette of Michelle McCool playing on the beach; included a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge and Vickie Guerrero, subbing for Teddy Long who was planning his wedding to Kristal, in which Edge argued he shouldn't have to face Batista due to his win at Vengeance; Vickie responded by saying the match was on because it was non-title; featured a vignette of Jesse & Festus promoting their Smackdown! debut; included a backstage interview with Eugene, during which the Great Khali and his interpreter interrupted; featured a backstage confrontation between Mickie James and Victoria, with Victoria saying to prove how wild she was she would kiss the next man that walked through the doorway; after passing on Howard Finkel and Jim Duggan, Victoria told Mickie to do it; Big Dick Johnson then appeared and was about to walk through the doorway when he stopped to tie his shoe, allowing Ron Simmons to walk through instead; after Mickie kissed Simmons and Johnson began dancing around Simmons, Simmons said "Damn;" included a backstage interview with Batista in which he said he would punish Edge since the title wasn't at stake: Ric Flair defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool via submission with the figure-4 at 8:01; prior to the bout, it was announced Teddy Long was not in the building and Vickie Guerrero, in Long's place, had signed a series of interpromotional matches for the night's show Matt Hardy pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Lance Cade with the Twist of Fate at 7:10 WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Sho Funaki and Jamie Noble by pinning Funaki at 6:11 with the Gory Bomb WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Cryme Tyme in a non-title match at 3:33 when Domino pinned Shad with a roll up after Deuce pulled down the top rope causing GTG to fall to the floor as Cryme Tyme attempted the G9; after the commercial break, Cryme Tyme was shown on the big screen backstage beside the champions' car as the title holders celebrated in the ring; moments later, they drove off in the car, saying they were going to sell it for parts to the Brisco Brothers Body Shop Kane pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match with the chokeslam at 6:42 after blocking the running boot to the face; prior to the bout, MVP cut an in-ring promo on the crowd, until he was interrupted by Kane's entrance Mickie James pinned Victoria with a modified Oklahoma roll at 4:28 after avoiding a moonsault The Great Khali pinned Eugene with the tree slam at the 41-second mark Batista pinned World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a non-title match at 13:14 with the sit-down powerbomb after avoiding the spear

Taped 7/2/07; Dallas, TX; American Airlines Center 7/6/07 - featured a "Don't try this at home" disclaimer; included a vignette of Michelle McCool clothes shopping; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Kristal, and Vickie Guerrero in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge walked in and said he was leaving, with Long then offering him a chance of doing a "Cutting Edge" segment with "the biggest superstar that has ever been on the 'Cutting Edge'" with Edge agreeing; Long and Kristal then left the arena; included a vignette promoting the debut of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about navigation; featured two vignettes promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr.; included Victoria interrupting a Torrie Wilson photo shoot backstage, leading into a brawl between the two women after Torrie called Victoria crazy; featured a backstage segment with the Great Khali and his interpreter in which they confronted a stage hand, with Khali throwing the man against the wall; included a Mark Henry vignette in which he spoke of the new talent on Smackdown!; featured a closing segment of "The Cutting Edge" in which Kane appeared as the surprise special guest, with Edge mentioning in October it will be 10 years since Kane made his debut, the fact he introduced the Inferno match, and "See No Evil;" Edge then compared his own accomplishments to Kane's single world title win and tried to close the segment until Kane grabbed him, said he didn't like him, and then threw him to the floor; Edge then said Kane would never be a guest on his show again nor would he ever be in the same ring with him again; Teddy Long, back at the arena, then appeared and announced Edge would defend the title against Kane at the Great American Bash: Matt Hardy pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match with a reversal into the Twist of Fate at 18:46 Chris Masters defeated Jimmy Wang Yang via submission with the full nelson at 2:13; after the bout, the Great Khali and his interpreter came to the ring, with Khali hitting the tree slam on Yang; moments later, Khali cut an in-ring promo, with the interpreter saying Khali was a hero and made an open challenge to anyone to face Khali at the Great American Bash Brett & Brian Major defeated Jeremy Young & Mike Fox following a modified double side Russian legsweep (the Majors' Smackdown! debut) Finlay defeated Ric Flair via submission with the Celtic Knot at 10:17 after hitting Flair in the leg with the shallalagh as the referee was distracted by Hornswaggle Chuck Palulmbo pinned Kenny Dykstra at 4:39 with the Full Throttle (Palumbo's surprise return after a 3-year absence) WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Deuce (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino & Cherry) fought Eugene to a no contest at around the 1:40 mark when the Great Khali and his interpreter appeared, with Khali hitting a chop to the head to Deuce and then dropping Eugene with the tree slam; afterwards, Khali cut an in-ring promo, with the interpreter saying Khali was still waiting for someone to accept his challenge; moments later, Batista appeared and took his shirt off, with the interpreter then signalling for Khali to stay back as the two left ringside

7/10/07; New Orleans, LA; Arena 7/13/07 - featured an opening backstage segment where World Heavyweight Champion Edge was seen talking backstage on his cell phone, with Kane appearing in the window of a nearby door staring at the champion; included a "Don't Try this at Home" vignette; featured Runjin Singh speaking backstage with Vickie Guerrero in which he said he and the Great Khali wanted to cancel the Batista match at the Great American Bash because they didn't want to destroy the fans' hero, with Vickie rejecting the suggestion and then being yelled at by Kahli; moments later, Singh confronted a stagehand about the contract signing later in the show, with Khali throwing the man against the wall; included a vignette promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr.; featured Edge talking to himself in his lockerroom, with Kane briefly appearing on the TV screen; included an in-ring contract signing hosted by Teddy Long for the Batista / Khali match at the Bash; after Batista signed the contract, Singh called Batista a barbarian and said Khali wasn't afraid of Batista, with Khali then signing the contract as well; moments later, Batista offered his hand for Khali to shake and when Khali refused Batista slapped him in the face; Singh then held Khali back outside the ring as Batista tipped the contract signing table over, with Khali eventually throwing the ring steps into the ring and Batista then tossing them back at Khali, along with the chairs and table used for the segment; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about all the divas in WWE; included Edge brushing his teeth in the backstage bathroom, with Kane briefly appearing in the mirror; featured a backstage segment in which Eugene asked if he could go for a ride in WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino's car, with Eugene, Deuce, Domino, and Cherry getting in the car after talking about Eugene's match later in the show; included a Michelle McCool vignette in which she was shown on rollerskates; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Kristal, and Vickie in which Long praised Vickie's work and Kristal asked Vickie to be her maid of honor for her and Teddy's wedding scheduled later in the summer; included Edge speaking backstage with his Mardis Gras characters that would be in his in-ring party to close the show; featured a closing segment in which Edge led a Mardis Gras celebration and cut an in-ring promo on his title defense against Kane at the Great American Bash; moments later, Edge's characters threw beads out to the crowd until he cut the music and knocked down one of the masked Mardis Gras characters thinking it was Kane, with the real Kane unmasking behind Edge and assaulting him and the other characters in the ring and scaring Edge to the floor; it was during the segment that Edge sustained a torn pectoral muscle leading to him being stripped of the title the following week: Matt Hardy pinned Chris Masters with a reversal into the Twist of Fate at 13:06; prior to the bout, it was announced Hardy would face WWE US Champion MVP at the Great American Bash; after the match, Hardy locked eyes with MVP, who did guest commentary for the contest, with Hardy inviting MVP into the ring until Masters attacked Hardy from behind and put him in the full nelson; moments later, as Hardy attempted to escape the hold, MVP assaulted Hardy and hit the Playmaker and an elbow drop Finlay pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 6:42 with the Celtic Cross; after the bout, Finlay slammed Hornswaggle onto Yang Brett & Brian Major defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jamie Noble at 7:15 when Brett pinned Chavo with a missile dropkick Chuck Palumbo pinned Luke Hawks with the Full Throttle at 1:41 Mark Henry defeated Eugene via KO with the bearhug at 1:39; prior to the bout, Eugene was driven ringside in Cherry, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino's car, with the three remaining ringside for the duration of the contest; pre-match stipulations stated if Eugene won his match then he would get another ride in the car; after the match, the champions and Cherry posed in the ring above Eugene's body Torrie Wilson defeated Victoria via count-out at 4:32 after kicking Victoria as the two brawled on the floor

7/17/07; Laredo, TX; Entertainment Center 7/21/07 - featured an opening in-ring announcement by Teddy Long in which he stated Edge sustained an injury the previous week on Smackdown! and would be out of action for more than 30 days, forcing Long to strip Edge of the title; moments later, an emotional Edge appeared and cut a promo on his growing up a fan and his laundry list of injuries before blaming Kane for his latest injury; a tribute music video to Edge was then shown, put together by him, to the tune of "Simply the Best;" Long then announced that a 20-man battle royal would take place later in the show to determine the new champion; moments later, after much hesitation, Edge kissed the belt and handed it to Long; included backstage footage of Mark Henry, Chris Masters, Eugene, and Kane preparing for the battle royal; featured Matt Hardy, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino, Jimmy Wang Yang, and Batista backstage preparing for the battle royal; included a vignette promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr.; featured Kristal conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, in which he said there was celebration throughout the world for the first ever world champion from India; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Vickie Guerrero speaking about who would face Khali at the Great American Bash, with Long saying Batista would face Kane later in the show to determine the #1 contender; featured a vignette showing Chuck Palumbo riding and working on his motorcycles; included a vignette promoting the debut of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about he and his tag team partner appearing on magazine covers; featured a backstage interview with WWE US Champion MVP regarding his title defense against Matt Hardy at the Great American Bash: Victoria pinned Torrie Wilson with the Widow's Peak at 5:38 The Great Khali won a 20-man battle royal by last eliminating Batista & Kane at 24:04; order of elimination: Brett & Brian Majors by Mark Henry after throwing one into the other (1:30); Shannon Moore by Khali (1:50); Sho Funaki by Khali (1:59); Henry by WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., Dave Taylor, Jamie Noble, Chris Masters, Eugene, Kenny Dykstra, Batista, Finlay, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry), Matt Hardy, WWE US Champion MVP, & Jimmy Wang Yang (6:31); Deuce by Batista (10:18); Domino by Batista (10:19); Taylor eliminated himself after Batista ducked a charge (10:21); Noble by Batista & Kane (11:02); Eugene by Batsita & Kane (11:19); Dykstra by Masters via a backdrop (17:05); MVP by Hardy (18:09); Masters by Chavo & Yang (18:59); Chavo by Yang via a headscissors (19:10); Yang by Hornswaggle, pulling Yang off the ring apron (20:59); Hardy by Khali via a kick (21:25); Finlay by Batista (22:42); Kane & Batista by Khali (24:04); due to pre-match stipulations, Khali won the vacant world heavyweight title; after the bout, Runjin Singh came out to celebrate with Khali, with Teddy Long then presenting Khali the title in the ring Matt Hardy pinned Kenny Dykstra with a Twist of Fate off the middle turnbuckle at 8:14; during the bout, WWE US Champion MVP was seen watching the match backstage Batista fought Kane to a no contest at 12:23 when World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, attacked both men but was knocked to the floor moments later; the bout would have decied who Khali would face at the Great American Bash; moments later, Teddy Long appeared and announced Khali would now face both men at the pay-per-view

7/24/07; Fresno, CA; Save Mart Center 7/27/07 - featured a backstage interview with Jamie Noble regarding his match against WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle later in the show and the fact Hornswaggle pinned him to win the belt at the Great American Bash; included a vignette of Michelle McCool poolside; featured a Rey Mysterio Jr. vignette promoting his return; included highlights from the Mysterio / Chavo Guerrero Jr. I Quit match from 10/20/06; featured a backstage segment with Ric Flair and Matt Hardy preparing for their match later in the show; included a vignette promoting the debut of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about America; featured a Chuck Palumbo vignette showing him riding a motorcycle; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Kristal, and Vickie Guerrero in which Ron Simmons arrived and Long asked him to be his best man for his wedding, with Simmons saying "Damn" and hugging long; featured highlights from the Batista / Kane / Great Khali bout from the Great American Bash; included footage of Edge's pectoral tendon surgery in Birmingham, AL in which he blamed Kane for the injury and admitted he was bitter; featured a backstage segment with Jimmy Yang Yang and Torrie Wilson in which they prepared for their match later in the show; included a closing Indian in-ring celebration of the Great Khali's title victory the previous week and his successful title defense at the Bash, which was eventually interrupted by Batista, who stole away Runjin Singh's mic and challenged Khali to a title match; after Khali refused, the two came to blows and Batista knocked Khali to the floor with a spear: Batista pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Deuce (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino & Cherry) at 4:38 with the sit-down powerbomb after sending Deuce into Domino on the ring apron WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle defeated Jamie Noble via count-out at 3:08 when the champion made it back in the ring as Noble chased him around ringside, pulling off his boot in the process Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Eugene with the brainbuster and frog splash at 7:22 Matt Hardy & Ric Flair defeated WWE US Champion MVP & Chris Masters at 13:38 when Hardy pinned Masters with a reversal into the Twist of Fate; during the finish of the bout, MVP attempted to make the save but changed his mind; after the contest, MVP grabbed the mic, said he hadn't been beat and had defeated both Hardy & Flair; Hardy then challenged MVP to a title rematch since MVP was so sure he couldn't beat him; MVP then said the title wouldn't be part of the picture; Hardy then said he would beat MVP again and again around the world until he proved he deserved another shot at the belt Mark Henry defeated Joey Blaylock via KO with the bearhug at 1:44; after the bout, Henry cut an in-ring promo saying there was no man or beast that could beat him; Henry then bench pressed Blaylock over his head and dumped him to the floor Kane pinned Dave Taylor with a clothesline off the top and chokeslam at 3:18 Jimmy Wang Yang & Torrie Wilson defeated Kenny Dykstra & Victoria at 4:21 when Yang pinned Dykstra with a standing moonsault off the top

7/31/07; Phoenix, AZ; US Airways Center 8/3/07 - included an opening in-ring promo by Teddy Long, with Kristal, in which he said he and Kristal were getting married Sept. 21 on Smackdown! and the crowd was all invited; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, interrupted with Khali scaring Kristal to the floor and Singh complained of Batista interrupting Khali's celebration the previous week; Long then announced that Khali would defend against Batista at Summer Slam; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino regarding their facing Batista & Ric Flair in the night event; included two vignettes of Chuck Palumbo riding his motorcycle; featured a vignette of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about buying new suits; included Deuce searching backstage for Cherry and finding her coming out of the locker room of Batista & Flair; featured a backstage segment with Shannon Moore, Sho Funaki, and Jamie Noble in which Moore & Funaki made fun of Noble for losing twice to Hornswaggle, with Noble saying he would make an example out of Moore; moments later, Hornswaggle appeared behind Noble in a trashcan; included a vignette promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr. at Summer Slam; featured a backstage segment with Kristal, Vickie Guerrero, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which Vickie granted Chavo a match against Mysterio at Summer Slam after he bragged about making Mysterio give up; included a Michelle McCool vignette showing her by the beach: Kane pinned Chris Masters with the chokeslam at 7:12 Mark Henry defeated Nate Nickerson via TKO with the bearhug at 1:25; after the bout, Henry cut an in-ring promo saying no one could beat him before showing footage of him assaulting the Undertaker in May Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP in an arm wrestling contest; after the bout, MVP cut a promo saying Hardy had to cheat to win and he could beat Hardy in a wrestling match and would that same night if Hardy was up for it, leading into an immediate match Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP via count-out in an impromptu non-title match at around the 14-minute mark when MVP walked out of the contest (the bout began during the commercial break) Jamie Noble pinned Shannon Moore at 3:17 with a modified double gutbuster; after the bout, Noble chased WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle until Hornswaggle smashed a pie in his face and sprayed him with a fire extinguisher before running off Jimmy Wang Yang (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned Kenny Dykstra (w/ Victoria) with a standing moonsault off the top at 6:02 Batista & Ric Flair defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:40 when the champions double teamed Batista after Batista became distracted by World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali & Runjin Singh at ringside; after the bout, Khali locked a claw hold on Flair as Batista was laid out on the floor; the show went off the air as Batista checked on Flair in the ring and Khali held his belt up while in the aisle

8/7/07; Youngstown, OH; Chevrolet Centre 8/10/07 - featured a vignette of Chuck Palumbo riding a motorcycle; included a backstage segment with Victoria and Kenny Dykstra, with Michelle McCool interrupting and telling them to get a room so they wouldn't be making out in public and then insulted Dykstra and Victoria; featured a vignette of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about their newfound stardom since appearing on Smackdown!; included the announcement WCW US Champion MVP was found to have an abnormality with his heart but should be back in action soon; featured a pre-taped promo by MVP regarding his condition, his recent loss to Matt Hardy, and he would beat Hardy in another competition the following week; included a vignette promoting the return of Triple H at Summer Slam; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Vickie Guerrero in which Vickie gave Teddy a Viagra pill as an early wedding present; included an in-ring segment where Chris Masters goaded a fan in the front row into taking the Masterlock Challenge, with the fan then saying he used to play football, wrestle, and was convicted of manslaughter and just got out of prison; Masters then said he wouldn't want to embarass the man in front of his family in attendance, then picked another fan by the name of John to take the challenge; Masters then easily beat the fan; featured a vignette promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr. at Summer Slam; included a backstage segment with Ric Flair and Batista regarding Flair's match later in the night against the Great Khali: Batista pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Deuce & Cherry) with the sit-down powerbomb at 3:18; after the bout, Batista fought off an interfering Deuce, hitting a spinebuster and the sit-down powerbomb; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali & Runjin Singh appeared on the big screen, with Khali cutting a promo on Batista before footage was shown of Khali attacking Ric Flair the previous week Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Eugene with the frog splash at 3:57 after avoiding Eugene's attempt at the move; prior to the bout, Guerrero came to the ring wearing a Rey Mysterio Jr. mask and cut an in-ring promo as Mysterio, talking about the injury he sustained at the hands of Chavo and then begged Chavo not to hurt him again in their match at Summer Slam Mark Henry defeated Sterling Keenan via TKO with the bearhug at 1:12; after the bout, Henry cut an in-ring promo before showing footage of him assaulting the Undertaker in May; mid-way through the footage, an Undertaker vignette began, with Taker's chant music then being heard throughout the arena as a man dressed in black was seen walking away from the ring, leaving his footsteps visible behind him Victoria pinned Torrie Wilson with the Widow's Peak at 1:34; Kenny Dykstra was in Victoria's corner and Jimmy Wang Yang in Torrie's corner but both men were ejected late in the match; after the bout, Michelle McCool made the save for Torrie and threw Victoria to the floor Matt Hardy defeated Finlay via count-out at 17:33 when Finlay left ringside after Jamie Noble appeared and chased an interfering WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle backstage; after the bout, Finlay confronted Noble backstage, beside Shannon Moore and Sho Funaki, with Kane then appearing behind Finlay as he attempted to attack Noble; Kane then tossed Finlay around the backstage area before walking off Kane pinned Sylvan with a flying clothesline and the chokeslam at 2:42; after the bout, Finlay assaulted Kane in the ring with his shallalagh, hitting him repeatedly, until referees pulled him away World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Ric Flair in a non-title match with the claw at 4:40; after the bout, Khali refused to break the hold until Batista made the save; moments later, Khali applied the claw on Batista as well before holding the title belt high in the air to close the show

8/14/07; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun Arena 8/17/07 - featured an opening in-ring segment of WWE US Champion MVP hosting the 'VIP Lounge' in which he said he challenged Matt Hardy to a boxing fight but because of his heart condition he would be replaced by Evander Hollyfield at Saturday Night's Main Event; MVP then brought out Hardy to discuss their previous challenges and the upcoming fight between Hollyfield and Hardy; MVP then introduced Chris Masters as Hardy's next challenge; Masters applied the Masterlock while MVP provided his own commentary from ringside; as Hardy attempted to power out of the move, MVP climbed back in the ring and beat Hardy down as he was caught in the full nelson; moments later, MVP got back in the ring, hit the Playmaker on Hardy, and cut a promo saying he would always be better than Hardy; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Jonathan Coachman in which they discussed the possibility of Big Daddy V being McMahon's child, with McMahon telling Coachman to check everyone on Smackdown!; featured a Jesse & Festus vignette in which Jesse suggested Festus was McMahon's son; included a backstage segment with McMahon, Coachman, Teddy Long, Vickie Guerrero, and Kristal in which McMahon congratulated Long and Kristal on their upcoming wedding, with World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali & Runjin Singh interrupting and protesting Khali's match against Kane later in the show; featured a vignette of Chuck Palumbo riding a motorcycle, during which it was announced he would wrestle on Smackdown! the following week; included a vignette promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr. at Summer Slam; featured an in-ring promo by Batista in which he spoke of the assault Ric Flair sustained the previous week, the embarassing beating he himself took, and his upcoming match with Khali at Summer Slam; moments later, Khali & Singh appeared on the big screen, with Khali crushing a basketball as an example of what he will do to Batista in their match; included a backstage segment with McMahon and Coachman spoke about whether Khali could be McMahon's son or possibly Batista; moments later, Big Dick Johnson appeared dressed as a baby and danced around McMahon; featured Michelle McCool and Torrie Wilson being invited by Kristal to be her bridesmaides for her wedding; moments later, Victoria and Kenny Dykstra appeared, with Michelle and Victoria having to be pulled apart; included a backstage segment with McMahon and Coachman in which they spoke with Jimmy Wang Yang, Sho Funaki, and Kane investigating who McMahon's son could be; featured a vignette promoting the return of Triple H at Summer Slam; included a backstage segment in which Coachman told McMahon he would double check all the WWE superstars and have more information the following night on Saturday Night's Main Event, with Howard Finkel then running up thinking he could be McMahon's son; featured an ad for Saturday Night's Main Event: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Brett & Brian Majors in a non-title match at 5:37 when Deuce pinned Brian with the kick to the head after avoiding a reverse crossbody off the middle turnbuckle Finlay defeated Jamie Noble via disqualification at 3:44 when Kane, ribs taped after the attack he sustained from Finlay the previous week, appeared and battled with Finlay on the floor; after the bout, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle appeared and shoved Noble into Kane, with Kane then hitting the chokeslam on Noble while Finlay escaped the ring Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Shannon Moore with the brainbuster at 3:59; Guerrero brought a Rey Mysterio Jr. mask ringside with him and spoke to it throughout the match; after the bout, Chavo put the mask on Moore before hitting the frog splash onto Moore's left knee Mark Henry defeated Greg Cardona via TKO with the bearhug at 1:54; after the bout, Henry again showed footage of him assaulting the Undertaker in May, saying he wasn't intimidated by the events of the previous week and Taker is not coming back; mid-way through the video package, another Taker vignette aired, this time based in Death Valley showing druids walking with torches; the package ended with the voice of a little girl saying "Unforgiven;" moments later, Taker's gong sounded in the arena, the lights went out, two men dressed as druids were seen in the aisle and when they disappeared they left behind a pile of sand Michelle McCool pinned Victoria (w/ Kenny Dykstra) with a clothesline off the middle turnbuckle at 3:25 World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Kane in a non-title match at 7:36 with the claw; Kane wrestled the bout with heavily taped ribs after he was assaulted the previous week by Finlay; after the match, Finlay again assaulted Kane with the shallalagh until Batista made the save; moments later, as Batista attempted the sit-down powerbomb on Finlay, Khali caught Batista in a head vice until Batista passed out

8/21/07; Columbia, SC; Colonial Center 8/24/07 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Vince McMahon and Jonathan Coachman regarding the ongoing investigation into the identity of McMahon's mystery child, with Kane interrupting, referring to McMahon as his father, and blaming him for not being in his life; Kane then said he didn't want McMahon's money but he did want Finlay, with McMahon announcing Kane could face Finlay at Summer Slam; moments later, Chris Masters interrupted, said Kane wasn't McMahon's son but suggested he himself was and showed a photo of him with McMahon when he was 15 years old; Masters then challenged Kane to the Masterlock Challenge with Kane eventually hitting the chokeslam on Masters before leaving the ring; McMahon then tore Masters' photograph, saying there was no way he could be his son; Chuck Palumbo then drove ringside, with McMahon prompting the opening match to begin; included footage of the Matt Hardy / Evander Hollyfield boxing fight at Saturday Night's Main Event; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Kristal as Kristal was preparing for the bikini contest later in the show, with WWE US Champion MVP interrupting and the two arguing and MVP saying he could win all the titles and could win the tag team titles with anyone, even the next person to walk in the door; Matt Hardy then walked in the door, with Long announcing Hardy & MVP would face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino next week; included a backstage segment with McMahon, Coachman, and Palumbo, with McMahon questioning whether Palumbo was his son until Palumbo said his father was killed in a motorcycle wreck when he was struck by an 18-wheeler driven by his mother; featured a vignette promoting the return of Triple H at Summer Slam; included a bikini contest hosted by Michael Cole between Kristal, Michelle McCool, Victoria, and Torrie Wilson - and as a surprise guest entrant - Mae Young, with Mae winning; after the contest, Cole attempted to interview Mae until she tried to take her swimsuit off and was restrained by Kristal, Torrie, and Michelle; featured a vignette of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about Festus cooking BBQ: Chuck Palumbo pinned Chris Masters with the Full Throttle at 2:01 Sho Funaki defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via disqualification at 2:14 when referee Charles Robinson stopped the match when Chavo refused to stop ramming Funaki's knee into the ringpost; prior to the bout, Chavo came ringside with a Rey Mysterio Jr. mask; after the bout, Chavo put the mask on Funaki's head, laid his knee on the steps, and smashed it with a steel chair Jamie Noble pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 2:30 with a fireman's carry into a modified gutbuster; due to pre-match stipulations, Noble became the #1 contender to the WWE Cruiserweight Title; after the match, Noble went under the ring to search for the champion, Hornswaggle, but couldn't find him; moments later, Hornswaggle appeared under the ring as Noble was looking the other direction WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Eugene & Shannon Moore in a non-title match when Deuce pinned Eugene at 2:28 with a jump kick to the face Matt Hardy fought WWE US Champion MVP to a no contest in a basketball contest when WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino, with Cherry, attacked both men from behind and laid them out near the basketball hoop set up near the entrance stage; during the attack, Deuce dropped both men with the boot to the face; rules of the contest stated the first man to get 11 baskets would win Mark Henry defeated Brad Allen (Brad Attitude) via TKO with the bearhug at 1:38; after the bout, Henry cut an in-ring promo until he was interrupted by the Undertaker's gong and lighting, with a vignette appearing on the big screen showing druids in Death Valley digging up a box filled with snakes and Taker's symbol; as the footage ended, a little girl could be heard saying, "Unforgiven" Batista defeated Finlay via disqualification at 12:01 when Batista began attacking World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali, who appeared ringside early in the bout with Runjin Singh, on the ring apron; after the bout, Khali attempted to apply the head vice but Batista knocked him to the floor and beat him down, while fighting off Finlay; Batista continued to punch Khali on the floor - busting him open - until he was pulled away by officials and referees

8/28/07; Albany, NY; Times Union Center 8/31/07 - featured an opening video promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr. to Smackdown! later in the show; included an in-ring segment with Teddy Long, World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali, and Runjin Singh in which Long said Khali's opponent at Unforgiven would be determined later in the show with a series of matches: Finlay vs. Kane and Batista vs. Rey Mysterio Jr., with the winners then facing off; featured a vignette of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about going back to school; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Batista in which McMahon suggested Batista might be his son, with Batista saying if McMahon was his father he would beat him for not helping his mom financially during his childhood; featured the announcement that Long & Kristal's wedding would take place in three weeks in Atlanta; included Eugene shooting t-shirts into the crowd until Mark Henry appeared, assaulted Eugene, put him in the bearhug, and cut an in-ring promo on the Undertaker and his return at Unforgiven, during which he was interrupted by a Taker vignette on the big screen showing Taker's hand bursting up through the ground in Death Valley and the voice of a little girl saying "Unforgiven;" featured a clip of Ashley preparing for the next season of 'Survivor;' included an in-ring segment with McMahon and Jonathan Coachman in which Coachman brought out five women who praised McMahon's sexual abilities before McMahon spoke about his family and how they were only concerned with money; featured Chuck Palumbo participating in the Masterlock Challenge in which he and Chris Masters eventually came to blows and he sent Masters to the floor; included a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Shannon Moore in which Noble talked about his WWE Cruiserweight Title shot against Hornswaggle the following week, during which Moore stuck a sign on Noble's back which read "I Love Lephrachauns": Finlay pinned Kane at 7:10 by hitting him in the head with the shallalagh after WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle distracted the referee from the apron; due to pre-match stipulations, Finlay advanded to meet the winner of a match between Rey Mysterio Jr. and Batista to determine World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali's opponent at Unforgiven Matt Hardy & WWE US Champion MVP defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) to win the titles at 14:37 when MVP pinned Domino after Hardy dropped Domino with the Twist of Fate and MVP threw his partner to the floor to make the cover himself Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Batista via disqualification at 5:53 when Batista grabbed a steel chair away from an interfering Finlay and shoved referee Mickey Henson to the mat when he tried to take the chair away; due to pre-match stipulations, Mysterio advanced to meet Finlay later in the night to compete for a World Heavyweight Title shot at Unforgiven Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Finlay at 8:24 with the 619 and a springboard sunset flip; due to pre-match stipulations, Mysterio earned a World Heavyweight Title shot at Unforgiven; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali and Runjin Singh came to the ring, with Khali shoving Mysterio to the mat until Batista made the save; moments later, Mysterio hit the 619 on Khali and Batista hit the spear

9/1/07; Cincinnatti, OH; US Bank Arena 9/7/07 - included an opening segment of the VIP Lounge in which WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP had his tag team championship partner Matt Hardy on as his guest; after MVP showed footage of him winning the titles the previous week, Hardy showed exclusive footage of MVP backstage after the match of him punching MVP in the face and then challenged MVP for a US title shot at Unforgiven; moments later, MVP announced he had already accepted a challenge from Deuce & Domino to defend the tag titles at the pay-per-view and scheduled a match between Hardy and Deuce so the champions would have some momentum going into Unforgiven; featured a vignette promoting Ashley's participation on 'Survivor' in which she talked about the daily conveniences she would be missing and how she was preparing; included Shannon Moore and Jamie Noble speaking backstage in which Noble spoke about his leprechaun trap and the box of 'Lucky Charms' he was using as bait; featured highlights throughout the show of the Rey Mysterio Jr. / Chavo Guerrero Jr. rivalry with clips of Mysterio's debut match in 2002, Chavo turning on Rey at the 2006 Great American Bash, their match at No Mercy 06; included a 'Don't Try this at Home' vignette; featured a backstage segment with Kristal and Vickie Guerrero in which Teddy Long appeared and gave her the new Jagged Edge CD after telling her they agreed to sing their song at the wedding; moments later, Vickie joked to Teddy he should give the CD to Vince McMahon since it was called 'Baby Making Project;' included a backstage segment in which Noble tried to catch WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle in his leprechaun trap but Noble ended up in the trap instead; several of the Cincinnatti Bengals were in attendance; featured Jesse & Festus backstage in which they found Noble trapped inside his trap, with Jesse thinking it was a talking box; included a vignette promoting the return of the Undertaker at Unforgiven; featured an in-ring segment where Mark Henry confronted a druid in the ring, with the lights going out and when they came back on Henry was only holding the druid's robe; included an ad promoting the DVD release of "The Condemned": WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy (w/ WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP pinned Deuce (w/ Domino & Cherry) at around the 7-minute mark with the Twist of Fate after MVP tripped Deuce as he ran the ropes (the bout began during the commercial break) Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Kenny Dykstra (w/ Victoria) with the Full Throttle at 2:57 Batista & Kane defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) & Finlay at 15:11 when Kane pinned Finlay with the chokeslam after Batista & Kane knocked Khali to the floor WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle defeated Jamie Noble via count-out at the 25-second mark when referee Charles Robinson started the match when Noble twice didn't appear when announced, as he was stuck backstage in his own leprechaun trap; Noble arrived just as the match ended; after the match, Noble tried to chase Hornswaggle but tripped on marbles left in the ring by the champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. in an I Quit match at 13:47 when, after Chavo was hung upside down in the corner, Mysterio repeatedly hit him in the knee with a steel chair until Chavo submitted; prior to the bout, Chavo held a steel chair up and said it was part of Mysterio's past and it would become part of his future; after the match, World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali appeared, attacked Mysterio, and applied the head vice until Mysterio - bleeding from the mouth - passed out; moments later, Batsita made the save by hitting Khali with the title belt and knocking him from the ring with a spear; Teddy Long then confronted Khali backstage in which he said if Mysterio could make it to Unforgiven then Batista would be in the match as well

9/9/07; Minneapolis, MN; Target Center 9/14/07 - featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long speaking with Jesse & Festus Dalton, with Jesse then leading several women into Long's locker room for his bachelor party, with Long's son, Butch Reed, Brett & Brian Major, and Sgt. Slaughter then appearing as well; included an in-ring segment where a druid unmasked to reveal himself as Mark Henry, who then cut a promo on facing the Undertaker Sunday at Unforgiven until he was interrupted by Taker's gong and a vignette which was shown on the big screen promoting Taker's return; moments later, the Undertaker's symbol was lit on fire at the entranceway as Taker's voice was heard on the PA system, telling Henry he would rest in peace; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy in which Hardy was about to beat MVP playing chess until MVP knocked over the pieces; moments later, Hardy informed MVP he would be wrestling later in the night; included a backstage segment with Kristal and Vickie Guerrero in which Vickie threw a surprise bachelorette party with all the Smackdown! and ECW divas and Mickie James; featured a backstage segment with MVP and referee Mickey Jay in which MVP argued he wasn't dressed to compete; included a backstage segment where Big Dick Johnson danced for the bachelorette party; featured a backstage promo by World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali & Runjin Singh regarding Khali's match later in the night against Batista and his match at Unforgiven against both Batista and Rey Mysterio Jr.; included a backstage segment in which Long, down to his tie and boxers, bumped into Kristal backstage with the two pointing out the other was enjoying "cheap entertainment;" moments later, Ron Simmons appeared and found Long in his underwear and said "Damn," with the two party groups then becoming one: Michelle McCool & Chuck Palumbo defeated Victoria & Kenny Dykstra at 11:54 when McCool pinned Victoria with a kick to the head; the bout was scheduled as McCool vs. Victoria in a singles bout but was changed after both Dykstra and Palumbo interfered at the 4-minute mark Shannon Moore pinned Jamie Noble with a roll up at 5:25 with a roll up after tricking Noble into thinking WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswoggle was hiding under the ring Domino (w/ Deuce & Cherry) pinned WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy) in a non-title match with an inside cradle at 5:53 after MVP argued with Hardy on the apron after Hardy knocked an interfering Deuce off the apron; MVP wrestled the bout in dress pants, dress shoes, and a white undershirt as he didn't have his gear with him, not thinking he would be wrestling on the show; Hardy led the crowd several times during the match with chants of "MVP;" after the bout, Hardy cut an in-ring promo saying MVP was the captain of the team and again led the crowd in chanting "MVP" with the crowd finishing with "sucks" Finlay pinned Kane in a No DQ match at 17:28 with the Celtic Cross after hitting Kane in the ribs as Kane attempted to hit Finlay with the steel ringsteps (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane) Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via disqualification in a non-title match at 4:03 when Khali refused to break the head vice after Batista had reached the ring ropes; after the bout, Khali kept the hold applied until Batista passed out and then stood over Batista and raised his title belt in the air to close the broadcast

9/18/07; Atlanta, GA; Philips Arena 9/21/07 - the season premiere; featured an opening segment of Maria conducting a backstage interview with the Ying Yang Twins, with Vince McMahon and Jonathan Coachman then appearing; included an in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Batista in which he commented on his title win and said the Great Khali had taken advantage of the rematch clause and he would be facing Khali at No Mercy in a Punjabi Prison Match; moments later, Mark Henry interrupted and said he would be facing the Undertaker the following week but might need a tune up beforehand with Batista then accepting the challenge for a non-title match later in the show; featured Maria, with the Ying Yang Twins, conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy; included a backstage segment in which WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP and Matt Hardy took turns throwing a football through a tire hung from the ceiling, with Hardy winning until MVP caught the football before it could go through the tire; featured a vignette promoting the return of the Undertaker to Smackdown! the following week; included a look at Steve Austin's role in "The Condemned" to hype the DVD release; featured a backstage segment where Teddy Long was getting ready for the wedding alongside Ron Simmons, Butch Reed, son, and grandson, with Rev. Bruce Bruce appearing to congratulate Long; included Michael Cole conducting an in-ring interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his world title win in 2006, his rivalry with Chavo Guerrero Jr., and his match at Unforgiven; moments later, John Bradshaw Layfield interrupted and said Cole was throwing Mysterio softball questions; JBL then said Mysterio was a disgrace with Mysterio then reminding him it was he who retired JBL and then challenging JBL to a rematch; JBL then started taking off his clothes but then said - due to his being an announcer - he wasn't allowed to beat up on the wrestlers but found someone who did want to wrestle Mysterio and introduced Finlay; Finlay then took the mic and went to say something but instead punched Mysterio in the head with the mic and left the ring; featured Maria, with the Ying Yang Twins, conducting backstage interviews with Jimmy Wang Yang, Carlito Caribbean Cool, and Chuck Palumbo - who drove in on his motorcycle; included a video package on the 2007 Diva Search vollyball game; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, Kristal, Michelle McCool, Torrie Wilson, and Kristal's mom in which Jagged Edge appeared, autographed Kristal's CD, and sang a song for her; included a closing segment for the wedding of Teddy Long and Kristal in which many of the wrestlers from Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW, as well as road agents, and Vince McMahon were in attendance; Bruce Bruce officiated the ceremony, Simmons was the best man, and Vickie the maid of honor; prior to the vows, Jagged Edge performed "Let's Get Married," with Jillian Hall then coming out and and singing her own song until she was dragged backstage; moments later, McMahon had to break up a fight between Coachman and Hornswoggle who were sitting in the front row with him; after Bruce Bruce asked if anyone objected to the wedding, the Godfather appeared with several hos and tried to talk Long out of it but after failing said he couldn't go back alone and asked if anyone else wanted to get aboard the Ho Train, with Simmons raising his hand; Kristal then yelled at him, with Simmons putting his hand back down and saying "Damn;" Godfather then left with all the male wrestlers joining him and the hos, including JBL; as Kristal was about to say her vows, Coachman chased Hornswoggle into the ring, with Hornswoggle sliding underneath Kristal's dress and Coachman and McMahon then chasing him backstage; as Long was about to say "I do," he collapsed in the ring and a stretcher was brought out for him as the show came to a close: Jimmy Wang Yang pinned Jamie Noble at 4:58 with a moonsault off the top after Noble became distracted by seeing Hornswoggle's hat in the front row, with Shannon Moore then revealing he was wearing the hat to play a trick on Noble Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 9:58 when Domino pinned Hardy with a roll up after the champions began arguing with one another; after the bout, MVP and Hardy continued to argue until MVP left ringside World Heavyweight Champion Batista fought Mark Henry to a double count-out at 1:52 when, after Batista hit a spear on Henry outside the ring, the Great Khali - with Runjin Singh - appeared and landed a chop to the head on Batista and threw him into the steel ring steps; after the bout, Khali continued to assault Batista inside the ring and finished with the tree slam

9/25/07; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse 9/28/07 - featured an opening backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Vince McMahon about Teddy Long's heart attack and subsequent coma; McMahon then named Vickie as the new general manager since the show must go on; moments later, Finlay appeared with Vince taking him elsewhere to talk about WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswoggle; included three vignettes promoting the Undertaker's appearance later in the show; featured a segment of the VIP Lounge in which WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP celebrated his one-year anniversary being on Smackdown!; moments later, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy interrupted and said he had put together a tribute video on MVP's first year; the video showed MVP being attacked by Steve Austin, Evander Holyfield, Kane, and Hardy; after Hardy said it was just a joke, he gave MVP a bottle of Cristal but then insulted him, allegedly as a joke; before MVP could have his security remove Hardy, Hardy announced MVP would be facing Kane later in the show; included a vignette of Big Daddy V; featured footage from Steve Austin singing copies of "The Condemned" DVD at FYE in New York City; included a vignette of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about them making their in-ring debut the following week; featured a video package hyping the Punjabi Prison which would be used at No Mercy; included Michael Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield conducting an interview with World Heavyweight Champion Batista, who was backstage, about his upcoming match with the Great Khali in the Punjabi Prison; featured the announcement Rey Mysterio Jr. would face the Great Khali the following week; featured footage from the 2007 Diva Search limbo contest; included a Matrix-style vignette with a message of "SAVE_US.222" appearing; featured JBL conducting an in-ring interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. with the two having words until Mysterio laid JBL out with the 619 and a seated senton until Finlay appeared and knocked Mysterio out with a shallalagh blow to the head; included Vickie speaking backstage with Hornswoggle in which she asked him to give up the cruiserweight belt because he had become a target and she didn't want to see him get hurt; Hornswoggle then reluctantly gave up the championship; featured a backstage promo by Khali & Runjin Singh regarding Khali's upcoming bout with Batista at No Mercy and facing Mysterio the next week; included the announcement Triple H would face Umaga at No Mercy: Victoria pinned Torrie Wilson at 3:23 by blocking a roll up out of the corner and grabbing the ropes for leverage; after the bout, an unknown blonde woman attacked Torrie in the ring before throwing her into the barricade and walking off Chuck Palumbo pinned Kenny Dykstra with a boot to the face and Full Throttle at 3:29 Kane defeated WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP via disqualification in a non-title match at 15:50 when MVP landed a low blow as Kane attempted the chokeslam Jamie Noble pinned Shannon Moore with a modified gutbuster at 3:03 The Undertaker pinned Mark Henry with the chokeslam at 3:39

10/2/07; Dayton, OH; Nutter Center 10/5/07 - featured an opening video package highlighting the Punjabi Prison which would be used at No Mercy for the bout between World Heavyweight Champion Batista and the Gret Khali; included an in-ring promo by Batsita regarding the match until he was interrupted by Khali & Runjin Singh on the big screen; featured a Big Daddy V vignette; included footage of the 2007 Diva Search obstacle course; included a video package highlighting the Undertaker's win over Mark Henry the previous week; featured a recap of Teddy Long's heart attack sustained two weeks earlier and being helped into the ambulance after the show; included a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Torrie Wilson in which Vickie said Teddy was out of his coma but was in no shape to return to work; moments later, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy - interrupted with MVP suggested Hardy face the Undertaker the following week; Vickie then said Taker & Kane would face MVP & Hardy instead; featured a video package highlighting John Cena's torn pectoral sustained the previous week on Raw and the beating he took at the end of the show from Randy Orton; included a Matrix-style vignette with a message of "8.2.11/SAVIOR_SELF" appearing: Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Ace Steel at 1:31 with the Full Throttle; after the bout, Chris Masters attacked Palumbo from behind and locked him in the full nelson until Palumbo passed out Jamie Noble pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with a fireman's carry into a double gutbuster at 7:05 WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 18:57 when Hardy pinned Domino with the Twist of Fate after MVP hit a low blow on Domino from behind as Domino attempted to use his pants belt on Hardy; prior to the bout, MVP challenged Hardy to a push-up contest, which MVP won after pulling Hardy's arm out from under him and Hardy's chest hit the mat; after the bout, Kane walked past the champions in the aisle for his scheduled match as MVP & Hardy made their way backstage Kane pinned Kenny Dykstra (w/ Victoria) with the chokeslam at around the 6-minute mark (the bout began during the commercial break) Jesse & Festus defeated Mike Tolar & Chad Collyer at 4:03 when Festus scored the pin with a modified shoulderbreaker (Jesse & Festus' TV in-ring debut) Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via disqualification at 5:56 when Finlay and Khali began double teaming Mysterio; moments later, Khali applied the head vice on Mysterio until World Heavyweight Champion Batista made the save and cleared both Finlay and Khali from the ring

10/9/07; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena 10/12/07 - featured a Big Daddy V vignette; included footage of Todd Grisham interviewing the 2007 WWE Diva contestants; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy regarding their match later in the night against the Undertaker & Kane; included a Matrix-style vignette with "REV_22:12," "SAVE_US.222" and "2ND_COMING" appearing; featured Anastasia Rose conducting a backstage interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his match later in the night against Finlay, with the winner getting a World Heavyweight Title shot at Cyber Sunday (Rose's debut); included footage from the heart attack Teddy Long suffered weeks earlier; featured a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Vickie Guerrero in which she made a match between Noble and the Great Khali for later in the show: Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Chris Masters with a roll up at 3:46 after avoiding a clothesline; after the bout, as Palumbo attempted to drive his motorcycle backstage, Masters attacked him from behind and applied the full nelson until Palumbo passed out Jesse & Festus defeated Jay Adams & Conrad Carnes at 3:39 when Jesse scored the pin following a Rocket Launcher shoulderbock off the top double team; during the bout, Deuce, Domino, & Cherry were seen watching the match backstage; after the match, Jamie Noble spoke with Deuce & Domino backstage and said Jimmy Wang Yang had been talking about Cherry; moments later, they dragged Noble to Vickie Guerrero's office with them after Noble whispered in Deuce's ear what Yang wanted to do with Cherry Drew McIntyre (w/ Dave Taylor) pinned Brett Major (w/ Brian Major) at 2:33 with a roll up after Taylor attacked Brian from behind on the floor; prior to the bout, pre-taped comments of McIntyre were shown in which he said he was looking to obtain duel citizenship in both Scottland and America (McIntyre's surprise debut) The Undertaker & Kane defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 14:47 when Taker pinned MVP with the tombstone The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Jamie Noble via KO with the head vice at 1:14 Jamie Wang Yang pinned Deuce (w/ Domino & Cherry) at 1:28 with a moonsault; after the bout, Domino held Yang as Cherry repeatedly slapped him, with Deuce then kicking Yang in the face Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Finlay to a double disqualification at 9:54 when both men shoved referee Micky Jay; prior to the bout, John Layfield Bradshaw grabbed the mic and told the crowd they would determine who the guest referee would be for the title match at Cyber Sunday - Mick Foley, Steve Austin, or himself; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would face World Heavyweight Champion Batista, who did guest commentary for the match, at the pay-per-view; after the contest, Finlay continued to assault Mysterio until the Undertaker appeared in the ring and motioned at Batista he wanted the belt

Birmingham, England; NEC; October 16, 2007 10/19/07 - featured an ad for Batista's autobiography, Batista Unleashed; included a backstage promo by Matt Striker and Big Daddy V about V's attack on Kane as a result of Kane's appearance on ECW days earlier; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy in which they commented on how strong their partnership had become and their bout at Cyber Sunday in either a MMA, boxing, or wrestling match; Hardy then declined MVP's offer to be in his corner for Hardy's match later against Finlay; included a montage of the Batista / Undertaker rivalry dating back to WrestleMania; featured John Bradshaw Layfield conducting an in-ring interview with World Heavyweight Champion Batista regarding the upcoming title defense against Taker, with either JBL, Steve Austin, or Mick Foley as the guest referee; after JBL argued Batista can't beat Taker and called him a coward, Batista knocked him to the floor with a spear; included footage of the 2007 Diva Search contestants participating in a lifeguard challenge; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Jamie Noble regarding Noble's match the previous week against the Great Khali in which Noble offered to help her do her job - under the idea she made an irrational decision the last week because she was a woman under too much stress - with Vickie then saying Noble had a match later in the show against the Undertaker; included an ad for Rey Mysterio Jr.'s "The Biggest Little Man" DVD; featured a Matrix-style vignette with "REV_22:12," "SAVE_US.222," "2ND_COMING," and "UPON_US" appearing; included the announcement Kane would face Big Daddy V the following week on ECW: Kane defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via disqualification at 3:41 when Khali began choking Kane with TV cables at ringside; after the bout, Kane fought back by hitting Khali in the head with the timekeeper's bell; moments later, Big Daddy V, with Matt Striker, came out and hit a Samoan Drop on Kane Chris Masters pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) at 3:46 with a roll up after Victoria attacked McCool on the floor WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy pinned Finlay with the Twist of Fate at 5:46 after WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP appeared and grabbed Finlay's shallalagh away as Finlay attempted to use it on Hardy Drew McIntyre (w/ Dave Taylor) pinned Brian Major (w/ Brett Major) with a Flatliner at 3:38 after Major missed a plancha to the floor onto an interfering Taylor Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 2:52 when Yang pinned Deuce with a moonsault The Undertaker pinned Jamie Noble with the tombstone at 1:14 WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. via disqualification in a non-title match at 9:19 when Finlay interfered as MVP attempted the Playmaker and attacked MVP for costing him the match earlier in the night; after the bout, Mysterio cleared Finlay from the ring

10/23/07; Kansas City, MO; Sprint Center 10/26/07 - featured an opening in-ring segment of the VIP Lounge, with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Finlay in which WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP had Finlay and Mysterio discuss their upcoming match at Cyber Sunday and what the stipulation could be; moments later, MVP and Hardy talked about their own match at the pay-per-view and how MVP didn't want the match because he had invested so much into their tag team before focusing on their tag team match later in the show against Mysterio & Finlay; after Finlay began insulting Mysterio, leading to the two brawling in and out of the ring as MVP & Hardy provided commentary; included Anastasia conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Batista regarding his upcoming title defense against the Undertaker and his incident the previous week with John Bradshaw Layfield; JBL put a "Vote for JBL" banner across the commentary table for the show, encouraging fans to vote him as the guest referee for the Batista / Taker match at Cyber Sunday; featured a Mick Foley vignette to encourage fans to vote him as the guest referee; included an ad for Rey Mysterio Jr.'s "The Biggest Little Man" DVD; featured footage of the 2007 Diva contestants in a role play competition and Lena's elimination during Raw; included Michael Cole introducing the two Diva finalists, Brooke and Eve, before giving them each 30 seconds to talk about why the fans should not vote for the other girl; featured a Matrix-style vignette; included a video montage recapping the Batista / Taker rivalry dating back to WrestleMania; featured a backstage segment with Armando Estrada and Vickie Guerrero talking about an ECW triple threat match to take place later in the show; moments later, Jamie Noble appeared about Vickie having him face the Great Khali and Taker in a recent weeks and offered to relieve her stress; Vickie then made a match between Noble and Batista for later in the show; included a Steve Austin vignette to encourage fans to vote him as the guest referee for the Batista / Taker match at Cyber Sunday; featured an ad for Batista's autobiography, Batista Unleashed; several members of the Kansas City Chiefs sat ringside for the show; included JBL conducting a closing in-ring interview with Taker regarding the upcoming bout against Batista, prior to which he showed a vignette encouraging the fans to vote for him as the guest referee for the match and not for Austin or Foley and then had two men distribute "Vote for JBL" t-shirts to the crowd; moments later, JBL forced Cole and ring announcer Justin Roberts to put the shirts on; after Taker appeared, JBL said he would make sure Taker won the title as long as he was the guest referee and then told Taker to put on his t-shirt; when Taker refused, JBL reminded him he had beaten Taker before and more than once and was a wrestling god; Taker then hit a chokeslam on JBL, with Batista then appearing and hitting the spear on Taker before leaving the ring; Taker then sat up and locked eyes with Batista as the show came to a close: Kane pinned Mark Henry with the chokeslam at 2:57 WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Finlay in a non-title match at 17:25 when MVP pinned Mysterio with the Playmaker after Finlay hit Mysterio with his shallalagh; during the bout, Hardy sustained a severe cut to his head while attempting a Splash Mountain on Mysterio World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Jamie Noble in a non-title match with the sit-down powerbomb at 1:07; after the bout, Batista confronted John Bradshaw Layfield at ringside, pounding on the commentary table while JBL turned his head and pretended not to notice Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) defeated John Morrison and Mike Mizanin at 3:33 by pinning Mizanin with an elbow drop Jesse & Festus defeated Joe Hennig & Steve Fender when Jesse scored the pin at the 56-second mark following a Rocket Launcher clothesline off the top

10/30/07; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum 11/2/07 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Batista regarding his win at Cyber Sunday over the Undertaker and the fact their rivalry was tied at one win apiece and two draws; as Batista commented on teaming with Taker later in the show, Taker appeared and said he would watch Batista's back because he still had the title; Batista then agreed to a rematch for the title, with Taker saying it would be a Hell in a Cell bout; included a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Vickie Guerrero in which Vickie gave Noble the new Rey Mysterio Jr. DVD because he would be facing him later in the show; featured backstage footage before and after Eve was named the 2007 Diva Search winner Monday on Raw; included an ad for WrestleMania tickets going on sale the following Saturday; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy - regarding Hardy being back in action the next week to defend the titles and Hardy telling MVP he had a match with Kane up next; included a vignette of ECW World Champion CM Punk to promote his appearance on Smackdown! the following week; Dee Snider & Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister were shown in attendance; featured footage from the previous week of Mysterio appearing at a Best Buy in Washington DC for an autograph session; included a backstage segment with the Great Khali, Runjin Singh, and Mark Henry regarding their tag team match later in the show against Batista & Taker: Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned Domino (w/ Deuce & Cherry) with a fireman's carry slam at 2:52; during the bout, it was announced the Undertaker / Batista Hell in a Cell match announced earlier in the show would take place at Survivor Series Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble at 9:06 with a hurricanrana into a roll up after avoiding a powerbomb; prior to the bout, it was announced Mysterio would face Finlay the following week; Finlay sat ringside for the duration of the match; after the bout, Finlay cut a promo from ringside on facing Mysterio the next week Kane pinned WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP in a non-title match with the chokeslam at 13:33, moments after Big Daddy V & Matt Striker appeared ringside; after the bout, V attacked Kane and dropped him with a Samoan Drop Mick Foley pinned Jonathan Coachman at 2:55 after surprise guest referee Hornswoggle hit a frog splash after Foley applied the Mandible Claw Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Kenny Dykstra (w/ Victoria) with a shoulderblock off the top and Full Throttle at 3:32 after McCool knocked Victoria off the apron World Heavyweight Champion Batista & the Undertaker defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) & Mark Henry via disqualification at 13:43 when John Bradshaw Layfield interfered and attacked both Batista & Taker, with Henry then locking Batista in the bearhug as Khali applied the head vice on Taker to close the broadcast

11/6/07; Bakersfield, CA; Rabobank Arena 11/9/07 - featured a backstage segment with Torrie Wilson & Michelle McCool in which Torrie asked Michelle about her relationship with Chuck Palumbo; moments later, Victoria and Kenny Dykstra appeared, with Michelle and Victoria having to be held apart; included a vignette showing the Great Khali's surprise debut and attack on the Undertaker the previous spring to promote their no holds barred match later in the show; featured Anastasia conducting a backstage interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his match later in the show against Finlay; included a vignette in which "CAN YOU BREAK THE CODE" and "THE ANSWER IS THE CODE" appeared on the screen; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and ECW World Champion CM Punk in which Jamie Noble interrupted, with Guerrero then making a match between the two for later in the show; included a vignette of Khali defeating Kane to promote the Khali / Taker match later in the show; featured an ad for WrestleMania 24 tickets; included a vignette showing the history of Hell in the Cell to promote the Taker / Batista match at Survivor Series; featured an in-ring promo by Batista regarding the upcoming match; included a vignette of Khali showing him applying the vice grip on Batista; featured a video package highlighting the life and career of the late Fabulous Moolah: Brett & Brian Major won a 5-team battle royal by last eliminating Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 11:55; order of elimination: Jesse & Festus were eliminated when all the other participants eliminated Festus (1:02); Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore were eliminated when Dave Taylor eliminated Yang with a European uppercut as Yang was on the top rope (5:33); Taylor & Drew McIntyre were eliminated when one of the Majors eliminated Taylor with a dropkick and clothesline (9:29); Deuce & Domino were eliminated when they both fell over the top while attempting a charge at one of the Majors; due to pre-match stipulations, the Majors earned a tag team title shot later in the show Victoria (w/ Kenny Dykstra) pinned Michelle McCool (w/ Chuck Palumbo) with a DDT at 3:00 after Palumbo attacked Dykstra on the floor Finlay pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 18:39 with the Celtic Cross after blocking the West Coast Pop by knocking Mysterio off the ropes; after the bout, Finlay assaulted Mysterio at ringside and rammed him into the ringpost ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated Jamie Noble via disqualification in a non-title match at 3:40 when Mike Mizanin attacked the champion, with Punk then fighting off Mizanin and John Morrison until Noble laid him out; prior to the bout, it was announced Punk would face Morrison and Mike Mizanin at Survivor Series WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy defeated Brett & Brian Major at 2:48 when MVP scored the pin with the Playmaker after knocking the other Major off the apron; Hardy was never tagged into the match The Undertaker defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via submission in a no holds barred match with the triangle choke at 9:48

11/13/07; Wichita, KS; Coliseum 11/16/07 - featured clips throughout the show of the Undertaker's Hell in a Cell battles against Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Rikishi, and Randy Orton; included an in-ring promo by Taker regarding his upcoming match at Survivor Series against World Heayweight Champion Batista in Hell in a Cell; featured an ad for 'John Cena: My Life;' included a backstage segment with WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy and WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy in which Jeff said he had to leave to take care of something; featured Matt Hardy as a guest of MVP's VIP Lounge in which they discussed being on opposite sides as Survivor Series until Matt brought up MVP's actions on ECW against his brother Jeff and said he wanted a shot at MVP's US title; after Matt said they would never be friends and challenged MVP to an immediate title match, MVP said he couldn't because he already signed a tag team title defense, leading into the match; included a vignette in which "THE CODE," "2 DAYS," "24 HOURS," "45 MINUTES," and "BREAK THE WALLS" appeared; featured the official weigh-in for the Hornswoggle / Great Khali bout at Survivor Series, with Hornswoggle at 138lbs and Khali breaking the scale with his weight; moments later, Khali took the mic from Michael Cole and cut a promo on the upcoming match; moments later, the two stood beside the scales for photographers before Hornswoggle began crying and Khali walked off: WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy defeated Finlay via disqualification in a non-title match at 6:35 when Finlay attempted to use his shallalagh as a weapon; after the bout, Hardy knocked Finlay to the floor WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Victoria defeated Torrie Wilson & Mickie James at 2:37 when Phoenix pinned Torrie with an elevated double chicken wing slam John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy to win the titles at 3:50 when Mizanin pinned Hardy after Morrison clipped Hardy in his bad leg as he attempted the Twist of Fate; after the bout, MVP grabbed the mic and said he was immediately invoking their title rematch, with the champions then returning to the ring WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy at around the 4-minute mark when Hardy submitted to Morrison's leglock; after the bout, MVP helped Hardy to his feet before attacking his bad leg, kicking the ringsteps into it, and dropping Hardy knee-first onto the steps before leaving ringside (the bout began during the commercial break) Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Ken Kennedy at 14:00 with a hurricanrana off the top after avoiding the Green Bay Plunge World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Mark Henry in a No DQ non-title match at 2:13 after hitting him in the face with the title belt; after the bout, Batista threw Henry into the ringsteps, choked him, threw him into the ringpost, and hit a spear on the floor; moments later, Batista repeatedly hit Henry across the back with a steel chair; as the show came to a close, the Undertaker appeared at the entrance stage

11/20/07; Tampa, FL; St. Pete Times Forum 11/23/07 - featured an opening backstage segment with Edge and Vickie Guerrero in which she berated him for interrupting the Undertaker / Batista Hell in a Cell match at Survivor Series before giving Edge a title shot against Batista the next week on Smackdown!; moments later, Edge revealed Vickie helped him interfere, with the two then kissing; included John Bradshaw Layfield conducting an in-ring interview with WWE US Champion MVP in which JBL presented MVP with a US championship ring from the United Nations before reviewing footage of MVP attacking Matt Hardy the previous week; JBL then said MVP was a future world champion and presented him with the 101-carat ring; as MVP cut a promo on himself, Rey Mysterio Jr. interrupted, called MVP a punk, and - after a brief brawl - scared him to the floor after attempting the 619; featured a backstage segment with Finlay and Vince McMahon speaking of Hornswoggle's match later in the show against Mark Henry, with McMahon eventually making Finlay Hornswoggle's partner for the bout; included an ad for 'John Cena: My Life;' MLB Hall of Famer Wade Boggs was shown in attendance; featured a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Batista and Vickie in which Vickie said she loved Edge and he deserved the title shot; included an ad for 'Shawn Michaels: Heartbreak & Triumph;' featured a backstage promo by Jesse & Festus about Cena's DVD - with Festus dressed as Cena for the segment; included a backstage segment with Michelle McCool and Jamie Noble in which she eventually slapped him; featured a backstage segment with Finlay and Hornswoggle in which Hornswoggle said "Thank you;" included a closing in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge, with Vickie joining Edge in the ring, with guest Batista in which Edge said the culmination of four months' planning would happen the following week when he regains the title; Batista then said Edge didn't deserve a title shot but did deserve to get beaten up, then shoved Edge to the mat, and left ringside; moments later, the Undertaker appeared in the ring, scaring Edge to the floor; Taker then dropped Vickie with the tombstone to end the broadcast: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Brian & Brett Major in a non-title match at 3:11 when Mizanin scored the pin with the Reality Check Kane defeated Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) via disqualification at 2:28 when Striker brought a steel chair into the ring; after the bout, Kane knocked down Striker and hit V with the chair, clearing him from the ring WWE US Champion MVP pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 14:27 by blocking a springboard senton and grabbing the top rope for leverage; during the bout, it was announced Matt Hardy's appendix burst earlier in the week Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated Mark Henry in a handicap match at 2:41 when Hornswoggle scored the pin with a Rocket Launcher after Finlay hit Henry with his shallalagh behind the referee's back; after the bout, the Great Khali appeared, with Henry and Khali then attacking Finlay; moments later, Vince McMahon was shown watching backstage Jamie Noble pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) with a victory roll at 3:21 Torrie Wilson pinned Victoria by reversing the Widow's Peak into a neckbreaker at 2:41

12/11/07; Boston, MA; TD Banknorth Garden 12/14/07 - featured an opening segment in which Edge introduced Vickie Guerrero, in a neckbrace and wheeled out onto the stage by Teddy Long, with Vickie then announcing that World Heavyweight Champion Batista, Edge, and the Undertaker would all be in action later in the show in preparation for their pay-per-view match at Armageddon (Vickie's surprise return after a month's absence); included an ad for the Dec. 24th 'Tribute to the Troops;' featured an ad for 'John Cena: My Life;' included a backstage segment with Edge and Vickie in which Edge ordered Long to get Vickie some asprin and coffee; featured an in-ring statement by Teddy Long in which he said Hornswoggle would meet the Great Khali later in the show; included an ad for 'The Triumph and Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling;' featured the announcement that Ric Flair would wrestle on the next week's show with his career at stake; included a backstage segment with Michelle McCool and Kelly Kelly in which they found several dozen red roses, with Jamie Noble appearing and talking with McCool about their upcoming date; during the segment, he asked whether Chuck Palumbo gave her the black eye, with McCool saying she sustained it during the European tour: Edge pinned Sho Funaki (mystery opponent) with the spear at 2:29; after the bout, Vickie Guerrero, in a wheelchair on stage, asked the fans to applaud Edge's win and then announced that World Heavyweight Champion Batista would face Kane in a last man standing match and the Undertaker would face Mark Henry & Big Daddy V in a handicap match later in the show; Vickie then ordered Teddy Long to wheel her back to her office Layla & Victoria (w/ Kenny Dykstra) defeated Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool at 2:57 when Victoria pinned McCool with a roll up after McCool became distracted by Chuck Palumbo driving his motorcycle ringside to counter the interference of Dykstra; prior to the bout, footage was shown after last week's Smackdown! of Palumbo venting after losing for the third week in a row to Jamie Noble; after the commercial break, Palumbo and McCool talked backstage about their recent frustrations and McCool having to go on a date with Noble because of his loss the previous week; during the segment, Palumbo punched a hole in a wall Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Kenny Dykstra with the 619 and springboard legdrop at 2:41; WWE US Champion MVP provided guest commentary for the bout; after the match, MVP confronted Mysterio in the ring and let him hold the US title so he could feel what it would be like to become champion again; Mysterio then refused to shake MVP's hand, with MVP then hitting Mysterio in the back of the head with the title belt before walking off World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated Kane in a non-title last man standing match at 14:48 following a spinebuster from the steps onto the commentary table; after hitting the move, Edge appeared and hit a spear on Batista but the champion was able to get back to his feet and fight Edge off before the referee's 10-count; after the bout, Edge hit Batista in the back with a steel chair Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison) at 2:41 with a modified Samoan Drop after using Mizanin's body to knock Morrison off the ring apron Hornswoggle fought the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) to a no contest when Finlay appeared before the match began, attacked Khali, and then knocked Singh to the floor after he attempted to take Hornswoggle hostage; moments later, Khali dropped Finlay with a chop to the head and the tree slam The Undertaker defeated Mark Henry & Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) in a handicap match at 5:52 by pinning Henry with the chokeslam; after the bout, Taker fought off both men but was eventually double teamed and hoisted into a double team Torture Rack; moments later, Edge appeared and did Taker's own pose in front of his body as the show came to a close

12/18/07; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena 12/21/07 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Teddy Long introduced Vickie Guerrero who in turn introduced the new World Heavyweight Champion Edge; moments later, Long officially presented Edge with the title belt; Edge then cut a promo on his victory at Armageddon and brought out two Edgeheads that helped him win the title - Brett & Brian Major; after the Majors got in the ring, it was revealed that wasn't their real names but rather their real names were Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder; Edge then said he wanted to thank Vickie most of all and then showed a music video of their time together as Edge was in rehab; following the video, Edge said he also wanted to thank Batista, who he would be defending against later in the show, for taking over in Edge's absence; included John Bradshaw Layfield announcing he would make a farewell address later in the show; featured an ad for 'Tribute to the Troops' Dec. 24; included an ad for the following week's show which would feature the greatest matches of 07; included an in-ring promo by Ric Flair regarding his win-or-retire stipulation made by Vince McMahon and his upcoming bout on Raw Dec. 31 against Triple H and said if he loses to Triple H then he would have no regrets; featured Maryse welcoming the fans back from commercial; included footage from Jamie Noble and Michelle McCool's date the previous Friday in which they ate a nice restaurant; during the segment, Noble asked Michelle over for Christmas dinner and then began yelling at the French waiter when he couldn't make the "French" foods Noble asked for a meal; moments later, the waiter said it was an Italian restaurant; later in the segment, Noble gave Michelle a can of Old Spice as a Christmas present because it's what he uses, said he loved magic, and then tried to pull the tablecloth out but pulled all the silverware and dishes off the table instead; featured an in-ring promo by John Bradshaw Layfield in which he formally announced he was leaving his commentary duties and would return to the ring on Raw due to his altercation with Chris Jericho Monday; JBL then said he wasn't coming to Raw to be part of the roster but to headline pay-per-views and win championships; moments later, JBL left ringside (JBL's last appearance on Smackdown!): Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated the Great Khali & Runjin Singh at 3:00 when Hornswoggle pinned Singh with a frog splash after a giant swing from Finlay; after the bout, the two threw leprechaun hats into the crowd ECW World Champion CM Punk, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Kane defeated WWE US Champion MVP, Mark Henry, & Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) at 15:14 when Mysterio pinned Henry following the 619, the chokeslam from Kane, and a springboard splash Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned Deuce (w/ Domino & Cherry) at 4:18 with a modified Samoan Drop after Jesse knocked Domino off the apron; both men were dressed as Santa for the match Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Teddy Long) via disqualification at 10:09 when Hawkins hit the challenger in the knee with a steel chair as Batista had Edge up for the sit-down powerbomb; Tazz filled in for John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary; prior to the bout, Vickie announced it would be a championship match but also would be a 3-on-1 handicap match; Batista originally won the match and title at 8:36 by pinning Ryder with a spinebuster but Vickie then announced he could only win the title by defeating Edge; after the bout, Hawkins & Ryder hit a double DDT onto the chair, with Edge then hitting a Con-Chair-Two; as the show was going off the air, Edge grabbed the mic and said "By the way, Merry Christmas"

Smackdown! - 12/28/07 - featured highlights of the year narrated by Michael Cole recapping the top 5 matches of the year, as voted by WWE fans: #5: Money in the Bank from WrestleMania, #4: Triple H vs. Randy Orton from No Mercy in a last man standing match, #3: John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels from London, #2: Triple H's Team vs. Umaga's Team from Survivor Series, and #1: the Undertaker vs. Batista at WrestleMania; included a vignette of WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix; featured highlights of the recent Ric Flair / Umaga match on Raw and backstage segment moments later in which Vince McMahon ordered Flair to face Triple H the following week on Raw; included pre-taped comments from Senator Hillary Clinton in which she praised the troops serving overseas during the holidays, mixed in with footage of the recent WWE tour to Iraq; featured footage of the tour to the tune of Daughtry's "Feels Like Tonight;" included a recap of Chris Jericho's return, the unveiling of Hornswoggle as Vince McMahon's son, Steve Austin giving Santino Marella a beer bath, Eve winning the Diva Search, Edge defeating the Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Title, and the Hair vs. Hair match from WrestleMania; featured highlights of Edge's return and world title win at Armageddon; included the announcement that a Beat the Clock series would begin the following week to determine Edge's challenger at the Royal Rumble 1/4/08 - included an opening promo in the aisle by Vickie Guerrero, in a wheelchair pushed by Teddy Long, in which she said Batista and the Undertaker would not receive a title shot if they laid their hands on World Heavyweight Champion Edge and that a Beat the Clock challenge would determine who would face Edge for the title at the Royal Rumble; Guerrero said Finlay, Rey Mysterio Jr., Batista, and the Undertaker would be among those participating and then brought out Jonathan Coachman as the new broadcaster for the show, replacing John Bradshaw Layfield (Coachman's surprise debut on Smackdown!); featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which he said Vickie's relationship with Edge was tearing the Guerrero family apart; included a backstage segment of WWE US Champion MVP talking on the phone, upset over his loss earlier in the show, and said he would retire Ric Flair in an attempt to "shatter the glass ceiling;" featured Michael Cole speaking with Mysterio, backstage, over his participation in the Beat the Clock Challenger later in the show; included Lena Yata conducting a backstage interview with Matt Striker regarding the outcome of the Taker / Mark Henry match, with Big Daddy V appearing as well (Yata's debut); featured the announcement Chris Jericho would face John Bradshaw Layfield at the Royal Rumble: Beat the Clock Challenge: Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match at 9:50 after hitting him with a shallalaugh behind the referee's back after the referee took away the first weapon when MVP attempted to use it; after the bout, Vince McMahon appeared, hugged Hornswoggle, and celebrated with him before leaving ringside Kenny Dykstra & Victoria defeated Chuck Palumbo & Michelle McCool at 4:47 when Victoria pinned Michelle with the Widow's Peak after knocking Dykstra off the apron; after the bout, Palumbo yelled at McCool for the loss and drove backstage on his motorcycle leaving her behind Beat the Clock Challenge: Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Sho Funaki with the Gory Bomb at 6:02 Beat the Clock Challenge: Batista fought Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder to a no contest in a handicap match at 6:04 when the clock ran out as Batista attempted the sit-down powerbomb on one opponent while the other held the leg down to prevent the move; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero and Teddy Long appeared on the big screen with Long announcing Batista would face both Hawkins, introduced first, as well as Ryder Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 3:45 when Moore pinned Domino with a roll up after sending Domino into Deuce on the top, causing him to crotch himself Beat the Clock Challenge: The Undertaker fought Mark Henry to a no contest at 6:03 when guest referee Matt Striker refused to make a three count after Taker hit the chokeslam on Henry; prior to the bout, it was announced Striker would be Taker's opponent, with Striker then appearing in a referee's shirt and saying he was not the opponent but rather the special referee, then introducing Henry as the opponent; after the bout, Taker scared Striker from ringside, and hit a bodyslam and chokeslam on Henry Beat the Clock Challenge: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder) in a non-title match at 4:32 with the 619 and springboard splash after the Undertaker appeared in the aisle, turned off the lights, and when they came back on Edge's head was leaned against the middle rope; earlier in the bout, Batista attacked both Hawkins and Ryder at ringside before returning backstage; for winning the Beat the Clock Challenge, Mysterio earned a title shot against Edge at the Royal Rumble

1/8/08; Wilkes Barre, PA; Wachovia Arena 1/11/08 - featured an in-ring promo by Vickie Guerrero, with Teddy Long, in which Vickie introduced Rey Mysterio Jr. as the new #1 contender; moments later, Mysterio said he still cared about Vickie and her family, despite her relationship with World Heavyweight Champion Edge; Vickie then said Eddie Guerrero would want her to move on, that she was still young enough to have more children, and Edge would be a perfect father figure; Edge then appeared with the two trading words until Chavo Guerrero Jr. appeared; Chavo then told Mysterio to mind his own business and that the Guerrero family was disgusted by Vickie's actions; Vickie then lashed out at both Mysterio and Chavo and ordered them to face each other later in the night; included the announcement the Undertaker would be part of the 30-man Royal Rumble; featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Edge, with Edge sending Long out of the room before the two discussed the earlier segment; included an ad for Smackdown! becoming HD in two weeks; featured the announcement that Ric Flair would face WWE US Champion MVP with Flair's career at stake at the Royal Rumble; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Hornswoggle in which McMahon encouraged Hornswoggle's participation at the Royal Rumble and his arm wrestling contest later in the show; moments later, McMahon and Finlay spoke, with Finlay telling McMahon that he wasn't living up to their "deal" and McMahon told Finlay to calm down and that he too would be in the Rumble match; featured an ad for 'Raw's Greatest Hits: The Music' and 'The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary' DVD; included a vignette promoting the debut of 2007 Diva Contest Winner Eve: Jamie Noble pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) with a crucifix at 3:44; prior to the bout, it was announced Palumbo had apologized to McCool for blowing up at her the previous week; after the match, Palumbo cornered McCool as the fans chanted "Chuck's a loser" until Noble appeared in the aisle Batista defeated WWE US Champion MVP via count-out in a non-title match at 12:52 after knocking MVP off the apron as both men attempted to get back into the ring; prior to the bout, MVP cut an in-ring promo on facing Ric Flair at the Royal Rumble until Batista's entrance interrupted; after the match, MVP attempted to hit Batista with a steel chair but Batista dropped him with a spear on the floor The Undertaker defeated Mark Henry & Matt Striker in a handicap match at 2:25 by pinning Striker with the tombstone; after the bout, Big Daddy V appeared and helped in double teaming Taker but Taker eventually knocked V over the top rope to the floor and hit the chokeslam on Henry Hornswoggle (w/ Finlay) defeated Runjin Singh (w/ the Great Khali) in an arm wrestling contest; after the bout, Khali attacked Finlay and attempted to chokeslam Hornswoggle until Finlay knocked him to the floor after two chairshots to the back Kane pinned Domino (w/ Deuce & Cherry) at 1:34 with the chokeslam after catching Domino as he came off the top Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 11:15 with the 619 and a splash off the top; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Edge - who did guest commentary for the match - attacked Mysterio until he was fought off; moments later, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder helped in triple teaming Mysterio as the show came to a close

1/15/08; Birmingham, AL; BJCC 1/18/08 - featured opening footage of the final moments of the 2007 Royal Rumble between the Undertaker and Shawn Michaels followed by an in-ring promo by Taker regarding his participation in the upcoming Rumble match; moments later, Matt Striker & Big Daddy V appeared with Striker saying the main difference between last year's and this year's Rumble was the inclusion of Big Daddy V; V and Taker then began brawling at ringside until V was thrown into the ringsteps and advised by Striker to go backstage; included a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Vickie Guerrero, and Teddy Long in which Edge talked about Vickie finally being able to take off her neckbrace and Vickie said Edge was her hero; Vickie then sent Long out to get them something to eat until Chavo Guerrero Jr. appeared, apologized to Vickie for what he said the previous week, and said Edge was a good guy; featured an ad promoting more WrestleMania 24 tickets being available; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Finlay in which McMahon was upset that Finlay allowed Khali to put his hands on Hornswoggle during the earlier match, with McMahon then saying Finlay would face Khali the following week in a Belfast Brawl so he could try to gain some revenge; featured an ad promoting WWE HD the next week; included the announcement that Chavo Guerrero Jr. would challenge ECW World Champion CM Punk the following week on ECW; featured Ric Flair as a guest of the VIP Lounge in which Flair and WWE US Champion MVP discussed their upcoming match at the Royal Rumble as well as their match last year at Vengeance in which MVP won before Flair knocked MVP down in the ring and walked off; included a vignette promoting the debut of Eve; featured a backstage segment in which Vickie wished Rey Mysterio Jr. luck in the main event: The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) via KO with the head vice at 11:03 after hitting the tree slam after both Hornswoggle and Singh interfered; prior to the bout, it was announced Khali would be part of the 30-man Royal Rumble Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 6:39 when Yang pinned Domino with an elbow to the face and moonsault off the top Batista pinned Mark Henry with a spinebuster at 5:01; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Batista winning the 2005 Royal Rumble Michelle McCool pinned Layla at 3:53 with the Angel's Wings; after the commercial break, Jamie Noble spoke backstage with Michelle, during which Chuck Palumbo appeared, gave her several dozen roses, and apologized for his earlier behavior; Noble then said he saw right through Palumbo until Michelle broke the two men up before a fight ensued Rey Mysterio Jr. & ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Chavo Guerrero Jr. via disqualification at 10:47 when Edge hit Mysterio with a chair as Mysterio attempted the springboard splash on Chavo; before the bout, it was announced Edge would be on ECW the following week; after the match, Punk attempted to make the save for Mysterio until Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder joined in attacking Mysterio & Punk to close the show

1/22/08; Charlottesville, VA; John Paul Jones Arena 1/25/08 - the first episode to air in HD; the debut of a new stage; featured a backstage promo by Jesse in which he commented on Festus' two personalities and said Jesse was getting medial treatment; included a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Chuck Palumbo in which they argued before noticing Michelle McCool was coming, with the two men then calming down; featured a video package on WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy to the tune of Lostprophets' "Rooftops;" included an in-ring promo by WWE US Champion MVP regarding his upcoming bout at the Royal Rumble against Ric Flair and his opportunity to retire Flair; after MVP insulted Flair for several minutes, Flair eventually appeared in the aisle and said he would win their match; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Eve; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon, Finlay, and Hornswoggle in which McMahon thanked Finlay for protecting Hornswoggle against the Great Khali but warned him Khali would be going after him in the Royal Rumble; moments later, McMahon told Hornswoggle that he couldn't trust Finlay in the Rumble match; featured an in-ring promo by Batista in which he wished Rey Mysterio Jr. the best of luck against World Heavyweight Champion Edge at the Rumble and said he planned to win the Rumble match as he did in 2005; included footage from earlier in the night of Jamie Noble apologizing to Michelle McCool as she was led backstage on a stretcher; featured a video package highlighting the history of the Royal Rumble and various statistics regarding the match's history: Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins via disqualification in a handicap match at 6:34 when Hawkins brought a steel chair into the ring as Mysterio attempted the 619 on Ryder; during the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Edge was shown watching the match backstage; after the match, Mysterio cleared both men from the ring Jimmy Wang Yang (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned Domino (w/ Deuce & Cherry) at 5:27 with the moonsault off the top after lifting his knees to block a bomb off the turnbuckle Michelle McCool, Chuck Palumbo, & Jamie Noble fought Layla, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark when - following an arguement between Palumbo and Noble - Palumbo sent Noble into the ropes, knocking McCool off the apron to the floor; after the bout, Noble went to check on McCool and called for a medic before Palumbo assaulted him around ringside and hit the Full Throttle on the floor, tossing aside a referee that attempted to break it up; moments later, as Michelle was almost back to her feet, Palumbo kicked Noble in the ribs with Michelle grabbing him in an attempt to stop him; Palumbo flung her off - with McCool again hitting the floor - kicked Noble again and walked off; McCool was later taken backstage on a stretcher Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) fought the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) to a no contest in a Belfast Brawl at around the 5-minute mark when - after Khali attempted to chokeslam Hornswoggle off the apron and through the commentary table - Finlay brutalized Khali on the floor with the shillalaugh and a steel chair before leaving ringside with Hornswoggle The Undertaker defeated Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) via submission with an armbar at 6:12 (The Undertaker's Most Dangerous Matches) World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins) pinned CM Punk (w/ Rey Mysterio Jr.) in a non-title match at 10:08 with the spear; Mysterio did guest commentary for the match

1/29/08; Reading, PA; Sovereign Center 2/1/08 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Teddy Long - in control for the night in the absence of Vickie Guerrero, injured at the Royal Rumble by Rey Mysterio Jr. - in which he announced an Elimination Chamber would be held at No Way Out to determine the challenger to the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania; the participants would be: Batista, the Great Khali, Finlay, WWE US Champion MVP, Big Daddy V, and the Undertaker; Long then announced that World Heavyweight Champion Edge would defend against Mysterio in a rematch at No Way Out; Edge then appeared to protest, arguing that Mysterio shouldn't get a rematch because he injured Vickie, but Long kept the match on; included an in-ring promo by Chuck Palumbo in which he said the injury Michelle McCool sustained the previous week - a concussion and whiplash - were an accident and that it was all Jamie Noble's fault; Palumbo said he had been fined $10,000 for hitting a referee that wouldn't get out of the way during the incident and then called Michelle to come out so he could publically apologize to her; Michelle said she didn't believe Palumbo's apology and slapped him, with Palumbo then cornering her and saying Noble would pay for the slap and Palumbo would make sure Michelle would be watching; featured an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin,' available Feb. 12; included Eve conducting an in-ring interview with Batista regarding his participation in the No Way Out Elimination Chamber (Eve's Smackdown! debut); featured a vignette of Jesse in which he said Festus had been cured and would be on Smackdown! the following week; included an ad for additional WrestleMania 24 tickets being on sale: Ric Flair defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification in a non-title match at 6:17 when MVP refused to break a reversal of the figure-4 after Flair was under the ring ropes; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would be forced to retire if he lost; after the bout, MVP repeatedly rammed Flair's leg into the ringpost, then trapped Flair's leg in the ring steps and kicked them; moments later, Flair was helped backstage by referees; after the commercial break, the trainer was shown looking at Flair's leg backstage Rey Mysterio Jr. & CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 15:09 when Punk pinned Chavo with the Go To Sleep after Chavo sustained Mysterio's 619 Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 1:50 when Hornswoggle pinned Domino with the frog splash after the Celtic Cross from Finlay; prior to the bout, Vince McMahon confronted Finlay & Hornswoggle backstage about how Finlay threw his Royal Rumble opportunity away to save Hornswoggle Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 6:25 when Hawkins pinned Moore with an inverted suplex after avoiding a corkscrew moonsault off the top; Hawkins & Ryder's entrance had to be taped three times before they got it right The Undertaker & Kane defeated Mark Henry & Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) at around the 13-minute mark when Henry submitted to Taker's chokehold after Taker hit a chokeslam (the bout began during the commercial break)

2/5/08; Corpus Christi, TX; Amerian Bank Center 2/8/08 - featured Michael Cole conducting an opening in-ring interview with Batista regarding his participation in the Elimination Chamber at No Way Out, with WWE US Champion MVP eventually interrupting; moments later, Big Daddy V and Matt Striker appeared and argued V would win until the Great Khali and Runjin Singh came out and said Khali would win; Finlay and Hornswoggle then appeared, with the Undertaker eventually appearing and scaring Khali, V, and MVP to the floor; included a WrestleMania 24 hype package to the tune of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Snow (Hey Oh);' featured footage footage of the WWE opening an office in Shanghai the previous year and of footage the previous week of the WWE being honored in Guangzhou, China for corporate sponsorship; included Vickie Guerrero - wheeled to the ring by Teddy Long - as a guest of The Cutting Edge in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge said he had a "life-altering question" for Vickie the following week; moments later, Edge demanded Rey Mysterio Jr. come out and apologize for hurting her at the Royal Rumble; when Mysterio did appear, Vickie repeatedly slapped him before he finally grabbed her arm, with Edge then attacking Mysterio before Mysterio fought back with the 619 and a sit-down splash onto Edge on the floor; before leaving ringside, Mysterio grabbed the mic and sarcastically told Vickie he was sorry; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Edge as to whether he was going to propose to Vickie the next week, with Edge refusing to answer; included an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin': Shelton Benjamin defeated Kane via count-out at 6:06 when, after both men had fought on the floor, Kane knocked Benjamin off the top back into the ring just before the 10-count Chuck Palumbo pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Michelle McCool) with the Full Throttle at 3:57 after avoiding a plancha off the top, with Noble crashing into Palumbo's motorcycle parked at ringside; after the bout, Palumbo threw Noble into the ringpost - sending him to the floor - repeatedly rammed him into the ringpost, and hit the Full Throttle onto the barricade; moments later, Palumbo confronted McCool, told her it was her fault, and attempted to run Noble over with his motorcycle before eventually riding it backstage Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 4:03 when Festus pinned Domino with a fireman's carry into a face-first slam; prior to the bout, Jesse brought Festus out with a bag over his face and claimed he had been treated by the best psychiatrists in the world to cure his mood swings; however, when the bell rang, Festus again changed personalities Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 3:32 when Hawkins pinned Moore with an inverted suplex The Undertaker, Batista, & Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) fought the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh), WWE US Champion MVP, & Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) to a no contest at around the 17-minute mark after Finlay hit Khali with the shillalagh and the babyfaces cleared the heels from the ring; the broadcast ended with Batista, Finlay, and Taker in the ring in a three-way staredown (the bout began during the commercial break)

2/6/08; Houston, TX; Toyota Center 2/15/08 - featured a backstage segment in which Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder went to World Heavyweight Champion Edge for advice on their upcoming match, with Edge saying he needed some time to himself; included a John Cena anti-steroids public service announcement; featured a backstage segment in which Jan the makeup woman got Vickie Guerrero ready as Teddy Long stood beside; included a backstage segment showing Edge in his locker room, visibly nervous; featured a video package hyping the double Elimination Chamber matches at No Way Out; included an ad for "The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin;" featured a video package hyping the John Cena vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton match at No Way Out; included a closing segment in which violinists performed at the entrance stage after the ring was decorated with a red mat and flowers; moments later, Edge appeared and asked for Vickie to come out because he had a very important question for her; Vickie was then wheeled to the ring by Long, with Long helping her into the ring before leaving ringside; Edge then Vickie an excerpt of Bryan Adams' "Heaven" before kneeling and asking her to marry him, with Vickie accepting and the two kissing; moments later, Rey Mysterio Jr. appeared and said he was disgusted by Edge and Vickie's actions, with Edge then demanding Mysterio apologize or he would put him in a wheelchair like Vickie's; Mysterio then entered the ring, with the two briefly brawling until Mysterio accidentally hit a springboard sit-down splash on Vickie, knocking her out, when Edge moved out of the way; the show then ended with Mysterio walking up the aisle as Edge called for help from backstage: Batista pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match with the sit-down powerbomb at 16:12 after hitting the spear and twice throwing MVP shoulder-first into the ringpost; after the bout, MVP had the ring announcer declare him still the US champion Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore, Jesse & Festus defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 2:52 when Yang pinned Domino with the top rope moonsault; after the match, Deuce & Domino, Hawkins & Ryder attacked their opponents until Jesse rang the timekeeper's bell, waking up Festus who then cleared the ring; after Festus made the save, Jesse rang the bell again to calm him down Victoria pinned Michelle McCool with the Widow's Peak at 2:08; prior to the bout, Chuck Palumbo appeared ringside on his motorcycle and repeatedly revved it during the match to distract Michelle; after the contest, Palumbo took off his shirt, grabbed a mic, and stood on Michelle's hair as he cut a promo on her and the beating he gave Jamie Knoble the previous week The Undertaker pinned Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) with a DDT at 5:06; after the bout, Taker slammed Striker into the ring steps, rolled him into the ring, dropped him with the chokeslam, and locked on the leg submission hold, causing blood to come out of Striker's mouth CM Punk & Kane defeated ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Shelton Benjamin at 4:52 when Punk pinned Guerrero with the Go To Sleep Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) at 4:57 after repeatedly hitting him with the shallelagh behind the referee's back

2/19/08; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena 2/22/08 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Edge, with Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins, in which he bragged about the injury Rey Mysterio Jr. sustained in Santiago, Chile and beating Mysterio at No Way Out; Edge then spoke of the Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak and claimed he would end it; moments later, the lights went off and when they came back on Taker was in the ring; Taker then fought off all three men and cleared the ring; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Maryse in which Maryse said she had a question for Long, then pulled him into his office; featured footage and media coverage from the recent tour of South America, with comments from Shelton Benjamin, CM Punk, Matt Striker, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Michelle McCool; included a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" former WBC Featherweight Champion Erik Morales was shown in attendance; featured a video package highlighting each of the Undertaker's 15 WrestleMania wins; included an ad promoting extra WrestleMania tickets being available: Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Shelton Benjamin pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 6:53 with the jumping facebuster; prior to the bout, it was announced the WrestleMania 24 press conference would be held the following Monday in Los Angeles at noon local time and would be streamed live on WWE.com Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 5:15 when Jesse pinned Domino with a Rocket Launcher Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) pinned Shannon Moore with an elbow drop at 3:10 Batista pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match with the sit-down powerbomb at 7:41; prior to the bout, MVP cut an insert promo on he and Batista recovering from the Elimination Chamber and claimed Batista couldn't beat him twice Kane pinned the Great Khali at 3:10 when Kane fell backwards and Khali pinned himself while having the head vice applied on Kane; after the bout, Khali kept the hold applied before releasing it, believing he had won Chuck Palumbo pinned Matt Jackson at 2:00 with the Full Throttle; during the bout, Michelle McCool was shown watching the match backstage Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Teddy Long) in a non-title impromptu match at 9:07 with a rolling cradle after avoiding the frog splash; Mysterio initially was scheduled to address the fans on the heels of the announcement he sustained a torn biceps; prior to the promo, he gave one of his merchandise masks to his daughter at ringside; Mysterio then said his biceps on his right arm was completely torn, he would undergo surgery that weekend, and would be out of WrestleMania as a result; moments later, Vickie was wheeled out by Long and said - despite his injury - he would be competing and then called for a referee; after the match, Vickie said it was her turn to hurt Mysterio, with the Big Show then appearing, attacking Mysterio, and standing on and stomping his injured arm before hitting the chokeslam to end the broadcast

2/26/08; Tucson, AZ; Convention Center 2/29/08 - featured an opening video package highlighting the appearances of Floyd Mayweather and the Big Show during the WrestleMania press conference earlier in the week; included a video package from the US Airways Arena in Phoenix of WWE talent meeting with children from the Make A Wish Foundation, followed by the announcement there would be a multi-year partnership between the two organizations and that 50 children - along with Raven Symone - would have their wishes granted and be in attendance at WrestleMania; John Cena was recognized for his efforts during the segment, where it was noted he had helped grant 100 wishes through the group; featured a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge and Vickie Guerrero regarding their upcoming marriage, with Edge suggesting they go to Canada; moments later, Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins appeared, with Edge telling Ryder he would get payback against the Undertaker for what Taker did to Edge the previous week; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Maryse, and Vickie in which Maryse praised Vickie before Batista interrupted and told Vickie he wanted to represent Smackdown! against Umaga at WrestleMania, with Vickie agreeing to the offer; featured a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" included the announcement John Legend would perform "America the Beautiful" at WrestleMania; featured an anti-steroids public service announcement starring Cena; included an introduction by Eve, on the entrance stage, of a video package naming Peter Miavia and Rocky Johnson as the next persons named for the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a Baywatch-themed WrestleMania ad starring Kelly Kelly and Mae Young; included a closing announcement that Batista would face WWE US Champion MVP in a title match the following week: The Big Show defeated Joey Ryans & Jay Garland in a handicap match at 1:39 by pinning Ryans following a right hand punch; prior to the bout, it was announced Show would face a professional fighter Monday on Raw; after the match, Show cut an in-ring promo saying there would be no chance Floyd Mayweather would face Oscar de la Hoya - as rumored - in September because he would squash Mayweather at WrestleMania; Show then said Mayweather's pay for the match - $20 million - wouldn't be worth it (Show's return match after a 14-month absence) Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 5:35 when Yang pinned Deuce with a moonsault onto a standing Deuce Chuck Palumbo pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Michelle McCool) with a boot to the face and the Full Throttle at 7:06; during the bout, there were scattered chants of "Chuck" Batista & Kane defeated WWE US Champion MVP & the Great Khali at 17:05 when Batista pinned Khali with the spear as Khali attempted to hit the chokeslam on Kane Jesse & Festus defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 3:36 when Festus pinned Morrison with a fireman's carry into a face-first slam; prior to the bout, the champions introduced a clip from "The Dirt Sheet" - on WWE.com - two weeks ago in which they edited previous comments from Jesse as a way of insulting him; after the match, the champions argued over their second consecutive non-title loss Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) fought Balls Mahoney to a no contest at the 1:30 mark when the Undertaker appeared, kicked V to the floor, and hit the chokeslam on Mahoney; after the match, Taker grabbed the mic and told World Heavyweight Champion Edge to bring Zach Ryder to him for their scheduled match so he would lose just like Edge would lose at WrestleMania (Mahoney's return after a 2-month absence and last appearance) The Undertaker defeated Zach Ryder (w/ World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Curt Hawkins) via submission with the leglock choke at 6:46; after the match, Edge & Hawkins attacked Taker until he scared Edge from the ring and hit the chokeslam on Hawkins as Edge watched from the floor; moments later, Taker locked same submission hold on Hawkins, with Hawkins then coughing up blood, and held Edge's title belt in the air as the show came to a close

3/4/08; Cleveland, OH; Quicken Loans Arena 3/7/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge, with Vickie Guerrero and Teddy Long appearing with World Heavyweight Champion Edge, in which Edge said two legacies would end at WrestleMania - the Undertaker's undefeated streak and Ric Flair's career; Vickie then announced Edge, Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins would face Taker later in the show in a handicap match, with Edge then introducing Flair as his guest for the segment; after Edge claimed Shawn Michaels would retire Flair at WrestleMania, Flair said he would wrestle long after the pay-per-view; Edge then spoke of Flair's loss to Taker at WrestleMania 18, with Flair responding by saying Edge wouldn't be the one to end Taker's streak; after Flair insulted Edge & Vickie's relationship, Edge told Flair he would face Edge, Hawkins, & Ryder the following week in another handicap match, with Vickie adding a steel cage stipulation to the bout; Flair then punched Edge in the face - with Long shown smiling - and calmly left the ring; included a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" featured a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Michelle McCool in which Noble - believing McCool was interested in him - said he wasn't a one-woman man and broke off whatever relationship they had, which came as a relief for McCool; included a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and Noble in which Noble said he wanted Chuck Palumbo later in the show, with Vickie saying Palumbo had a match with Kane but Noble could have the Big Show instead; featured a video package on the career of Mae Young, the latest name to be inducted as part of the WWE 2008 Hall of Fame; included the announcement Kim Kardashian would be a guest hostess as part of WrestleMania; featured an in-ring swimsuit contest between Eve, Cherry, Maryse, Victoria, and McCool with Jonathan Coachman as MC; during the segment, Coachman announced a diva would be eliminated each week via a fan text vote and the winner would receive a customized motorcycle from Beverly Hills Choppers; after the contest, the divas knocked each other to the floor one-by-one until only McCool remained; included a video package of Rey Mysterio Jr.'s surgery the previous week in San Diego; featured a video package with comments from Freddie Roach, Thomas Hearns, and Michael Buffer regarding the upcoming Big Show / Floyd Mayweather fight at WrestleMania; included the announcement WWE US Champion MVP would defend against Batista the following week in a no holds barred match: CM Punk, Jesse, & Festus defeated ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at 8:27 when Festus pinned Mizanin with the fireman's carry into the face-first slam WWE US Champion MVP defeated Batista via count-out at 15:11 after kicking Batista away, while the challenger was on the floor, after Batista assaulted MVP on the floor and into the crowd Kane pinned Chuck Palumbo with the chokeslam at 3:18 The Big Show defeated Jamie Noble via disqualification when Noble hit a low blow out of self defense at the 42-second mark; after the match, Show laid Noble out with a series of punches to the ribs, with Noble then coughing up blood; moments later, Show cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would end Floyd Mayweather's career at WrestleMania; Noble was tended to on the floor by a number of referees World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder defeated the Undertaker in a handicap match at 5:29 when Edge scored the pin with the spear after Taker dropped Hawkins & Ryder with a double chokeslam

3/11/08; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena 3/14/08 - featured an opening segment on the stage in which Maria cut a promo on her upcoming match at WrestleMania and then introduced the divas who would be competing in the Smackdown! diva contest - Victoria, Michelle McCool, Eve, Cherry, and Maryse; after the participants appeared, Maria announced Maryse had been eliminated from the contest; Maria then had the remaining divas take part in an obstacle course, with Michelle winning in 20 seconds; included a backstage segment with Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels in which they discussed their upcoming match at WrestleMania and their match as a team later in the show; featured a WrestleMania ad with Carlito Caribbean Cool and Maria in Florida, with Carlito trying to steal Maria from Santino Marella until he was attacked by a seagull; included Michael Cole conducting an interview with Finlay, backstage, regarding Hornswoggle's injury and his upcoming match with John Bradshaw Layfield at WrestleMania; featured an ad promoting extra seats being available for WrestleMania; included a video package on Floyd Mayweather's career and lifestyle; featured a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" included a video package highlighting the careers of Jack & Jerry Brisco, the latest names to be inducted into the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame: The Big Show defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore in a handicap match at 2:03 by pinning Moore with a foot on his chest after a right hand punch; after the bout, Show press slammed Yang to the floor Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin with the corkscrew neckbreaker at 4:36; prior to the bout, the other participants were mentioned for the Money in the Bank match with Jeff Hardy's name excluded due to his suspension, though the suspension was not mentioned; it was also announced before the match that Morrison & Mizanin would defend the titles the following week against Jesse & Festus WWE US Champion MVP pinned Batista in a no holds barred match at 17:37 after Umaga interfered and dropped Batista with the thumb strike to the throat; prior to the bout, still photos of MVP's Money in the Bank qualifying win over Jamie Noble at a recent live event were shown The Great Khali & Chuck Palumbo defeated Kane & Jamie Noble at 2:49 when Khali pinned Noble with one boot on his chest after the double choke throw; Noble's ribs were heavily taped for the bout; prior to the match, it was announced all four men would be in the 24-man battle royal at WrestleMania, with the winner immediately facing ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. World Heavyweight Champion Edge, ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (surprise participant), Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins defeated Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair in a steel cage handicap match at around the 15-minute mark when Edge escaped over the top of the cage as the Undertaker - who appeared in the ring during the closing moments - laid out Edge's partner's inside the ring; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero - with Teddy Long - appeared on the stage and added Guerrero to the match (the match began during the commercial break)

3/18/08; Biloxi, MS; Coast Coliseum 3/21/08 - featured an opening video package of Batista facing Umaga on the Raw vs. Smackdown 2008 video game; included a backstage segment with Cherry and Maryse in which Maryse complained that the divas contest was fixed because Maryse was voted off first and Cherry was still in it; featured Teddy Long hosting the diva competition in which Michelle McCool won the arm wrestling contest over Victoria, Eve, and Cherry, with Victoria then being voted out of the contest; moments after leaving the ring, Victoria returned and began fighting with Michelle, with Michelle knocking her to the floor with a kick to the head; included a video package of Floyd Mayweather's rise to fame, winning a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics, and turning pro; featured comments from Roy Jones Jr., Evander Holyfield, and Michael Buffer regarding Show's upcoming match with Mayweather; included a video package from the US Airways Arena in Phoenix the announcement that 50 children - along with Raven Symone - would have their wishes granted and be in attendance at WrestleMania, followed by comments from Raven; featured a WrestleMania ad with Carlito and Maria; included a segment of the VIP Lounge in which WWE US Champion MVP cut a promo on his upcoming participation in the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania and said he was better than everyone else in the contest; moments later, WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho appeared and had several names appear on the big screen which initials spelt out "ZIT," "LOSER," and "JACKASS" instead of MVP; eventually MVP climbed the ladder set up in the ring, with Jericho knocking him off and taking the Money in the Bank briefcase which was used in a prop during the segment; featured a video package on the career of Eddie Graham, the latest person named for induction in the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame; it was announced during the segment that Dusty Rhodes would induct Graham at the ceremony; included the announcement that Jericho would face MVP the following week; featured an ad for "Triple H: The King of Kings," available Tuesday: Batista defeated Deuce & Domino in a handicap match at 2:10 by pinning Domino with the sit-down powerbomb The Big Show defeated Chase Stevens, Andy Douglas, & Luke Hawx in a handicap match at 1:20 by pinning Stevens after a right hand punch to the face; prior to the bout, footage was shown from WWE.com of WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho commenting on Show knocking him out on Raw, with Jericho claiming Floyd Mayweather would be overmatched at WrestleMania World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder) pinned Sho Funaki in a non-title match with the spear and tombstone at 5:38; after the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo stating the Undertaker would realize what he was capable of later in the show Kane fought Chuck Palumbo to a no contest at the 11-minute mark when the Great Khali interfered and dropped both men with the tree slam; prior to the bout, it was announced both men as well as Khali, Big Daddy V, and Mark Henry would be part of the WrestleMania 24-man battle royal to determine who would face ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. later in the show; after the bout, Henry appeared, slammed Khali, and further assaulted Kane and Palumbo WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jesse & Festus at 7:31 when Mizanin pinned Jesse with the Reality Check after Morrison caused Festus to fall to the floor The Undertaker defeated ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder) in a non-title match via submission with the leglock choke at 5:21 following the chokeslam; after the bout, Taker fought off Edge, Hawkins & Ryder until he sustained Edge's spear; moments later, all three assaulted Taker with steel chairs before Edge knocked Taker out with a chairshot to the face; Edge then had Hawkins & Ryder hold Taker down as he delivered a Con-Chair-Two to end the broadcast

3/25/08; Fayetteville, NC; Crown Coliseum 3/28/08 - featured a WrestleMania ad to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light it Up;" included a backstage segment with Cherry, Eve, Michelle McCool, and Teddy Long in which Long said Eve had been eliminated from the competition; moments later, Maryse and Victoria interrupted, with Long then announcing the divas would compete in a waterfight later in the show; included comments from Roy Jones Jr., Evander Holyfield, Ricky Hatton, Thomas Hearns, Bert Sugar, and Michael Buffer regarding the Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show match at WrestleMania; featured footage from Wednesday's WrestleMania press conference at Times Square, with comments from Triple H, WWE World Champion Randy Orton, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Mayweather, and Show; included the announcement Gordon Solie would be inducted into the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a vignette recapping the Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak and feud with Edge stemming back to the previous spring; included an ad promoting "WWE: The Music Vol. 8;" featured an ad promoting the WWE Hall of Fame broadcast the following night on USA; included footage of WrestleMania ads playing at Times Square in New York City; featured a vignette of John Legend promoting his appearance at WrestleMania; included a closing in-ring segment in which Edge - alongside Vickie Guerrero, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder - held a funeral for Taker's undefeated WrestleMania streak; Guerrero wore a veil and the others, including Long who wheeled Guerrero to the ring, were dressed for the ocassion; Edge then spoke of the impending end of Taker's streak and said no one would remember the streak because all the attention would be focused on Edge; moments later, Guerrero praised Edge's abilities before introducing a video package she, Hawkins, & Ryder put together previewing Edge's victory; eventually, Edge and Vickie began making out in the ring until Taker's gong sounded; Edge sent Hawkins & Ryder to fend Taker off from the ring but Taker sat up from the casket already placed in the ring, fought off Edge, Hawkins & Ryder, and then chokeslamed Edge into the same casket; Guerrero then ran backstage as Taker dropped Hawkins and Ryder with the tombstone and lunged for Edge, who slid out of the ring: Mark Henry won a 4-man battle royal by last eliminating the Great Khali at 2:46; order of elimination: Chuck Palumbo by Kane (0:35); Kane by Henry via a slam over the top after Khali dropped Kane with the tree slam (2:04); Khali by Henry via a slam over the top; ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. provided guest commentary for the match; after the bout, Guerrero attacked Henry from behind and repeatedly targetted his knee until Henry caught him coming off the top and dropped him with the powerslam CM Punk pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison at 13:16 with the Go To Sleep after avoiding the Moonlight Drive; the Money in the Bank briefcase was hung above the ring for the match; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen announced the rules for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show match at WrestleMania, noting there must be a winner, anything goes, and the match can only end by pinfall, submission or knockout Kofi Kingston, Jesse & Festus defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin, Trevor Murdoch, & Lance Cade at 6:18 when Kingston pinned Mizanin with the Jamaican Buzzsaw (the first time the spin kick is referred to by name) Batista pinned Snitsky with two spears and the sit-down powerbomb at the 24-second mark; after the match, Batista hit the sit-down powerbomb a second time, this time onto a steel chair Michelle McCool & Cherry defeated Maryse & Victoria at 3:06 when McCool pinned Victoria with the Wings of Love; Eve was the guest referee for the match; Victoria wore flippers and a snorkel out to the ring; the three wore swimsuit apparal for the bout and water balloons and water guns were placed in buckets in the corners (the debut of the move) WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:50 when MVP charged Jericho with his title belt, with Jericho then hitting the Code Breaker; prior to the bout, MVP cut a promo saying the world would refer to him as "Money in the Bank" after WrestleMania; the Money in the Bank briefcase was hung above the ring for the duration of the contest; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen announced the rules for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show match at WrestleMania, noting there must be a winner, anything goes, and the match can only end by pinfall, submission or knockout; after the match, Jericho pulled a ladder out from under the ring and hit MVP with it

4/1/08; Miami, FL; American Airlines Arena 4/4/08 - featured an opening segment with Edge, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Zach Ryder, Curt Hawkins, and Vickie Guerrero - wheeled out by Teddy Long - in which Edge and Chavo said they felt like they let their loved ones down for not winning at WrestleMania and promised they would win their respective World Heavyweight and ECW World championships back; Vickie then stated that both men would get their chance at Backlash, with Edge facing World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker and Chavo facing ECW World Champion Kane, and then said Taker would face Kane later in the show; featured highlights of the Ric Flair / Shawn Michaels match at WrestleMania and Flair's farewell address on Raw; included an ad for 'WWE The Music: Vol. 8;' featured an in-ring promo by Michaels in which he spoke of Flair's farewell address until Batista appeared and said he was taking Flair's retirement personally; Batista then said Michaels' ego got in the way and said Michaels was the most selfish man he knew for not laying down for Flair; he then referenced Michaels' calling Flair Old Yeller, dropped the mic, and left Michaels alone in the ring; included a vignette showing Kane and Taker backstage together; featured an ad for 'Triple H: King of Kings;' included an ad for WrestleMania 25 in Houston, TX; featured the announcement Finlay & Hornswoggle would appear the following week; included Long hosting the finals of the Smackdown! Divas contest, with the owners of Beverly Hills Choppers in the ring with him to award the winner with a custom motorcycle; after both Michelle McCool and Cherry were introduced, Michelle was named the winner and presented with the motorcycle; moments later, Victoria appeared, said the contest was a joke, called Michelle 'McDrool,' and then attempted to attack her with Michelle eventually gaining the advantage; moments later, an unknown blonde woman (Nattie Neidhart) attacked Michelle at ringside, with Cherry then looking over Michelle as the woman left ringside (Neidhart's surprise debut); featured a WrestleMania 24 recap video to the tune of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Hey Yo," Fuel's "Leave the Memories Alone," and Revolution Theory's "Light it Up": Matt Hardy pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match at 11:41 with a kick to the mid-section and the the Twist of Fate (Hardy's return match after a 4-month absence) Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned Zach Ryder (w/ Curt Hawkins) at 3:51 with the fireman's carry into the face-first slam; prior to the bout, Ryder & Hawkins cut an insert promo on the match Vladimir Kozlov pinned Matt Bentley with a drop-down Torture Rack at 1:13 (Kozlov and Bentley's TV in-ring debut) WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 1:32 when Morrison pinned Moore with the corkscrew neckbreaker after Mizanin hit Moore behind the referee's back; after the match, the Great Khali appeared, laid out the champions, press slammed Yang to the floor, and dropped Moore with the tree slam; moments later, Khali cut an in-ring promo on the Big Show, with Show appearing and coming face-to-face with Khali and Khali then leaving the ring World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker fought ECW World Champion Kane to a no contest at 9:07 when Edge, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder attacked both men; neither title was on the line; pre-match stipulations stated if either man refused to compete they would be stripped of their title; after the bout, Taker and Kane sat up, cleared Hawkins & Ryder from the ring, and hit chokeslams and tombstones on Edge and Chavo, respecitvely, to end the broadcast (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)

4/8/08; Boston, MA; TD Banknorth Garden 4/11/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which the Great Khali was surrounded in the ring by several people having a Punjabi celebration, with a spokesman then saying Khali had a peace offering for the Big Show before their conflict became worse; as Khali began to speak to Show, Show appeared, scaring everyone from the ring except Khali; Khali then offered Show water from the desert, a bottle of scotch, a live chicken, and a goat; Show then offered his hand to Khali to shake, which he did before Show knocked him out with a punch and left the ring; included the announcement that the Smackdown! fans could text whether or not they agreed that Shawn Michaels did the right thing by retiring Ric Flair at WrestleMania after a similar vote was held on Raw for the Raw fans; the results would be made available the following day on WWE.com; featured footage of Vickie Guerrero and Edge, with Teddy Long, getting massages together at a spa; included an ad for 'Triple H: King of Kings;' featured an in-ring segment with Batista and Shawn Michaels regarding their upcoming match at Backlash, during which Batista admitted his issue with Michaels went beyond what happened at WrestleMania and said he didn't like Michaels getting to the top by stabbing people in the back; Michaels responded by saying he did what he had to do, with Michaels then attempting the superkick and Batista attempting the sit-down powerbomb until Michaels slid out of the ring; included footage of Edge and Vickie getting facials, with Long bringing them drinks; featured an ad for WWE: The Music Vol. 8; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with Jesse & Festus regarding Festus facing World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker later in the show; featured the announcement Show would face Khali at Backlash; included footage of Edge and Vickie in bed together, with Long turning on the lights and saying he would not be witness to it and leaving: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore in a non-title match at 8:04 when Mizanin pinned Yang with a neckbreaker after Yang sent Morrison to the floor; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Morrison & Mizanin making fun of Yang & Moore on WWE.com's 'The Dirt Sheet' Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Matt Striker at 4:59 after hitting him with the shallalagh; after the match, Hornswoggle hit a frog splash onto Striker Victoria (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned Michelle McCool at 2:20 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Natalya threw a jacket at McCool; prior to the bout, Victoria introduced Natalya as the daughter of Jim Neidhart and showed a video package of Neidhart Vladimir Kozlov pinned Matt Logan with a reverse DDT at the 57-second mark Matt Hardy pinned Chuck Palumbo at 11:58 with the Twist of Fate; WWE US Champion MVP did guest commentary for the match, issued a challenge for a non-title match against Hardy the following week, and asked why Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman were regarded as the worst announce team ever when Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield were ranked the sixth best of all time; after the match, Hardy gestured for MVP to get in the ring but MVP left ringside World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Festus (w/ Jesse) via KO at 9:19 in a non-title match when Festus passed out while in the armbar choke; after the match, Jesse slid in the ring and covered Festus' body as Taker stood with the title belt

4/15/08; London, England; 02 Arena 4/18/08 - featured an opening segment of The Highlight Reel with guest Batista, during which WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho discussed being the guest referee for the Batista vs. Shawn Michaels match at Backlash and Michaels dropping him with the superkick on Raw; moments later, Batista argued over Jericho being the referee for the upcoming match, with Jericho then asking whether Batista wanted to retire Ric Flair himself as a reason why Batista was so upset with Michaels; after Jericho asked the crowd whether Batista was more selfish than Michaels, Batista dropped Jericho with the sit-down powerbomb; included an ad promoting Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW talent participating in the following week's King of the Ring tournament on Raw; featured a backstage segment where Finlay prepared Hornswoggle for his match later in the show; included an ad for WWE The Music: Vol. 8; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with the Big Show regarding his match against Mark Henry later in the show and his altercation the previous week with the Great Khali; featured an ad promoting the 3-hour Raw the following week, during which Sen. Barak Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton were invited to compete to settle their differences; included a video package highlighting the Undertaker and Batista's battles in 2007, from WrestleMania, Backlash, the steel cage match on Smackdown! and Cyber Sunday; featured footage of Mick Foley appearing in the new Willem Dafoe film 'Anamorph': WWE US Champion MVP pinned Tommy Dreamer in a non-title match at 5:39 with the running boot to the face; prior to the bout, it was announced Matt Hardy, who provided guest commentary for the bout, would face MVP at Backlash Hornswoggle (w/ Finlay) pinned Matt Striker with the frog splash at 3:02 after Finlay hit Striker with the shallalagh; prior to the bout, Striker cut an in-ring promo regarding his loss to Finlay the previous week Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) pinned Jamie Noble with the frog splash at 6:01; after the bout, Neeley dropped Noble with a uranage (Wrestling's Highest Flyers) The Big Show defeated Mark Henry via disqualification at 3:35 when the Great Khali appeared and began brawling with Show at ringside, moments after Show dropped Henry with the chokeslam; after the bout, Khali threw Show into the ring steps and dropped him with the tree slam inside the ring; following the commercial break, footage was shown of Show crawling out of the ring Cherry (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Victoria (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 4:29 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Victoria became distracted by Michelle on the apron (Cherry's in-ring debut) Vladimir Kozlov pinned Leroy Kincaid with a reverse DDT at 1:57 Batista fought World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker to a double count-out in a non-title match at 12:23 when both men began brawling on the floor; prior to the bout, Edge, Zach Ryder, & Curt Hawkins took front row seats to watch the match; after the contest, the two continued to brawl around ringside until Taker threw Edge over the barrier and into the ring; moments later, Taker and Batista scared Edge from the ring and laid out Hawkins & Ryder, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Bam Neeley; moments later, Teddy Long wheeled Vickie Guerrero out to the stage, with Vickie saying Edge, Hawkins & Ryder could file civil and criminal charges since they were part of the audience; instead of that, she said, they would see Taker vs. Batista the following week in a title match

4/22/08; Greensboro, NC; Coliseum 4/25/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment with Vickie Guerrero, Teddy Long, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder during which Vickie announced that the Batista vs. World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker match later in the show would now be a No DQ contest; Edge then said regardless of who walks out with the title later in the show, he would take it at Backlash and Chavo would take the ECW World Title as well; moments later, CM Punk interrupted and talked about how he could cash in his Money in the Bank title shot whenever and wherever he wanted, then said he was thinking about perhaps cashing it in against Batista or Taker, both of which could beat Edge; after Edge and Punk traded words, Vickie made a match between the two for later in the show; included an ad for "Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story;" featured a video package highlighting the Big Show vs. Great Khali feud; featured Michael Cole conducting an in-ring interview with Matt Hardy regarding his return to the WWE and US title match with MVP at Backlash, with MVP eventually coming out, sending Cole out of the ring, and confronting Hardy, claiming he was jealous and was riding his coat tails; after Hardy refused MVP's offer to forget about the match, move on, and be friends, MVP took off his title belt, held it in the air, then kicked Hardy's bad leg and hit him in the face with the title belt; included footage of from the WrestleMania Reading Challenge, in which 30,000 teens participated, with 10 students recognized during WrestleMania weekend, with comments from Punk and appearances from WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin and Matt Striker; featured a video package highlighting the men Taker has injured with his leg choke; included Batista speaking backstage with Vickie in which he said he appreciated the title shot with Taker but knew exactly what she was up to Shannon Moore (w/ Jimmy Wang Yang) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison) at 4:35 with a backslide after avoiding the Reality Check; Morrison provided guest commentary for the match Natalya Neidhart (w/ Victoria) defeated Cherry (w/ Michelle McCool) via submission with the Sharpshooter at 4:24; prior to the match, it was announced WWE Women's Champion Mickie James, Maria, Kelly Kelly, Cherry, Ashley, & Michelle would face Beth Phoenix, Melina, Victoria, Jillian Hall, Layla, & Natalya at Backlash (Natalya's TV in-ring debut) Edge pinned CM Punk at 16:19 with the spear after Punk became distracted on the floor by Zach Ryder, moments after Punk hit the Go To Sleep which knocked Edge to the floor Vladimir Kozlov pinned Marty Garner with the reverse DDT at 1:35 World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned Batista in a No DQ match with the tombstone at 13:23 after Shawn Michaels came out of the crowd and hit the superkick on the challenger as Batista had Taker set up for the sit-down powerbomb

4/29/08; Atlantic City, NJ; Boardwalk Hall 5/2/08 - featured an opening announcement by Teddy Long that all three Smackdown! titles would be defended on the broadcast; included Michael Cole introducing Mick Foley as the show's new color commentator; featured a backstage segment with Mark Henry and Nunzio in which Henry reminded Nunzio of their match later in the show; included footage from Edge's injury sustained at the hands of World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker at Backlash; featured Foley conducting an in-ring interview with Batista regarding his match with Shawn Michaels at Backlash and the comments made by WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho on Raw, with Batista then saying he hoped Michaels really was hurt and not faking because if he was faking Batista would hurt him legit; included an ad for "Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story;" featured a video package highlighting Taker's victims he's choked out since debuting his new finisher in January: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 7:58 when Morrison pinned Moore with the corkscrew neckbreaker (the first time the finisher is referred to as the Moonlight Drive) Vladimir Kozlov pinned Colin Delaney with a reverse DDT at 1:51; Armando Estrada was the guest ring announcer for the bout Victoria & Natalya Neidhart defeated Michelle McCool & Cherry at 5:04 when Natalya pinned Michelle by grabbing the tights for leverage after Victoria shoved Michelle off the top behind the referee's back; prior to the match, footage was shown from earlier in the night of the two teams speaking backstage, during which it was mentioned Michelle was recently the most searched person on Yahoo! Mark Henry pinned Nunzio (w/ the Big Show) with the powerslam at 1:19; after the match, Show climbed in the ring, scaring Henry to the floor, and then made a vague challenge to Henry over the mic WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned MVP with the Twist of Fate at 16:19 Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder defeated Jesse & Festus at 5:11 when Hawkins pinned Jesse with a corkscrew facebuster, moments after Hawkins struck Festus in the throat Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Julio Dinero with the Celtic Cross at 2:04; after the bout, Hornswoggle hit the frog splash on Dinero The Undertaker fought the Great Khali to a no contest; prior to the match, Vickie Guerrero was wheeled out onto the stage by Teddy Long, alongside Edge, and said the scheduled title match would not take place because Taker had been stripped of the World Heavyweight Title due to the number of people he injured with the choke hold and that the hold was now banned; moments later, Vickie sent Khali to the ring to recover the title belt, with Taker then taking Khali down and locking the choke as Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder came out of the crowd and stole back the belt; moments later, after Khali began bleeding from the mouth, Taker released the hold and starred at Edge & Vickie as the show went off the air

5/6/08; London, Ontario; Labatt Centre 5/9/08 - featured an opening statement by Vickie Guerrero on the stage, alongside Teddy Long and Edge, in which she said the vacant World Heavyweight Title would be determined at Judgment Day where the Undertaker would face the winner of a battle royal later in the night; the participants in the battle royal would be chosen later in the show with one-on-one matches featuring the Big Show, John Morrison, Finlay, CM Punk, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Tommy Dreamer, MVP, ECW World Champion Kane, WWE US Champion Matt Hardy, and Batista; Vickie mentioned that the Great Khali would have been part of the competition if he weren't in India recovering from Taker's attack the previous week and noted that Edge was still not medically cleared to wrestle following his injury at Backlash; included pre-taped comments from fans outside the arena before the show over the decision to strip Taker of the world title; featured a backstage promo by Vickie in which she announced that both MVP and Finlay would compete in the battle royal main event due to their draw earlier in the show; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured WWE.com exclusive footage from the previous Friday of Deuce & Domino kicking Cherry out of their group and aligning with Maryse; moments later, Maryse insulted Cherry, with Cherry then knocking her to the ground with a slap; included the results of a WWE.com poll as to whether Vickie was justified in stripping Taker of the title, with 74% of those polled saying no: WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned CM Punk in a non-title match at 4:45 by blocking an Oklahoma side roll attempt; due to pre-match stipulations, Hardy advanced to the battle royal later in the show MVP fought Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) to a draw at 14:43 when both men's shoulders were counted down following a back suplex by Finlay; due to pre-match stipulations, both men advanced to the battle royal later in the show Natalya (w/ Victoria) defeated Kelly Kelly via submission with the Sharpshooter at 2:40; during the match, Michelle McCool was seen watching the bout backstage Batista pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison with the sit-down powerbomb at 6:34; prior to the bout, Morrison sent WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin backstage, opting to go the match alone, as he made his way to the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, Batista advanced to the battle royal later in the show The Big Show pinned Tommy Dreamer with the chokeslam at 1:33; Dreamer's wrist and elbow were bandaged as a result of his extreme rules match against Mike Knox on ECW; due to pre-match stipulations, Show advanced to the battle royal later in the show ECW World Champion Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) in a non-title match by blocking a sunset flip at 5:53; prior to the match, it was announced Kane & CM Punk would face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at Judgment Day; after the contest, Kane knocked Neely off the apron and scared Guerrero from the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, Kane advanced to the battle royal later in the show Vladimir Kozlov pinned Phil Atlas with the reverse DDT at 1:21 Edge won a 7-man battle royal by last eliminating Batista at 16:00; order of elimination: WWE US Champion Matt Hardy by MVP (9:56); Finlay by ECW World Champion Kane via a boot to the face (11:58); MVP eliminated himself when Batista avoided the running kick in the corner and MVP fell over the top to the floor (12:38); Kane by Big Show via a clothesline (12:49); Show by Batista via a headscissors as Show attempted to eliminate Batista (15:05); Batista by Edge via a spear as Batista was on the apron; Batista originally won the match by eliminating Show but Vickie Guerrero then appeared and said Edge had just been medically cleared to wrestle and would be part of the match as well; due to pre-match stipulations, Edge earned a match with the Undertaker for the vacant World Heavyweight Title at Judgment Day; after the contest, lightning struck the title belt - on display at the entrance - before the container which held it went up in flames and Taker's gong was sounded

5/13/08; Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena 5/16/08 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Edge, accompanied by Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, regarding his World Heavyweight Title match against the Undertaker at Judgment Day; moments later, Teddy Long appeared, with Vickie verbally insulting him for being late and for not being available earlier in the day; Long then said he had been in Stamford, CT meeting with the Board of Directors about Vickie's decision to strip Taker of the title; Long then read a letter from the board in which she was made to wrestle later in the show or be stripped of her title; Vickie then fired Long but Long said she couldn't do that because he quit; on his way backstage, Long stopped to let Vickie know that her opponent later in the show would be Taker; included a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and Chavo in which MVP, Finlay, and the Big Show interrupted and argued the title shot competition the previous week was rigged; to force them out of her office, Vickie made a match for later in the show pitting Finlay & Show against MVP & a mystery opponent; moments later, Chavo himself argued over the title shot as well and that he was left out of the loop on Edge and Vickie's plans; featured an in-ring promo by Batista regarding Shawn Michaels' announcement on Raw that he had faked his leg injury, with Batista reminding Michaels of Batista's promise that if Shawn wasn't hurt then he would be; Batista then said since he had no plans for Sunday, he would be at Judgment Day; included a backstage promo by Vickie in which she announced that while she couldn't get out of the match later in the show, she could change it; she then announced that Taker would face her, Chavo, Neely, Hawkins, Ryder, & Edge in a handicap match; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; included a video package to hype the WWE World Champion Triple H vs. Randy Orton steel cage match at Judgment Day; featured a backstage segment in which Kofi Kingston and Eve wished WWE US Champion Matt Hardy well on his match later in the show; moments later, after the other two left, Shelton Benjamin confronted Hardy about their match later in the show: CM Punk pinned Chuck Paulmbo with the Go To Sleep at 5:42 Michelle McCool defeated Layla via submission with a heel hook at 2:07 The Big Show & Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated MVP & Mark Henry (surprise partner) at 9:56 when Show pinned MVP with the chokeslam Vladimir Kozlov pinned Sho Funaki with the reverse DDT at 2:28 Cherry pinned Maryse (w/ Deuce & Domino) with a bulldog at 2:18 WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 6:34 with the Twist of Fate The Undertaker defeated Edge, Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, & Vickie Guerrero via count-out in a handicap match at around the 4-minute mark when Edge pulled Vickie from the ring, after Taker attempted a chokeslam on Vickie, and all four remained in the aisle as the show came to a close; Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bam Neely were to be part of Edge's team but left ringside before the match out of protest to Edge and Vickie

5/20/08; Des Moines, IA; Wells Fargo Arena 5/23/08 - featured an opening promo on the entrance stage by Vickie Guerrero, accompanied by Edge, in which she defended her ruling at Judgment Day to keep the World Heavyweight Title vacant and announced Edge would face the Undertaker at One Night Stand in a TLC match for the title; she then said if Taker lost then he would be gone from the WWE; included a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which Chavo said he hoped there were no hard feelings for him not going to the ring with them the previous week and said he had his reasons; Vickie then booked Chavo in a match against Taker, with Bam Neely, Zach Ryder, Curt Hawkins, and Edge at ringside; featured Teddy Long as a guest on the VIP Lounge in which MVP was going to let Long give his side of the story over his quitting Smackdown! but then prepared to say everything he could to his former boss since there could be no reprocussions; moments later, Batista appeared and wished Long well with whatever he decided to do; after MVP claimed Batista was being disrespectful, Batista trashed the VIP set as MVP left ringside; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and MVP: Maryse, Deuce & Domino defeated Cherry, Jesse & Festus at 3:17 when Maryse pinned Cherry with a kick to the face Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Chuck Palumbo at 9:45 by hitting him with the shillalagh after Hornswoggle sprayed green mist into Palumbo's face Batista pinned MVP with the sit-down powerbomb at 14:03 Vladimir Kozlov pinned Nunzio with the reverse DDT at 1:59 WWE US Champion Matt Hardy & Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin & Elijah Burke at 4:51 when Kingston pinned Benjamin with the spin kick to the head The Undertaker pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) at 5:26 with the tombstone after catching Guerrero as he came off the top; Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder were initially in Guerrero's corner but were ejected by referee Charles Robinson mid-way through the match

5/27/08; Colorado Springs, CO; World Arena 5/30/08 - featured an opening backstage promo by Edge in which he said he would present a look at the Undertaker's career throughout the broadcast and that Taker would appear on The Cutting Edge, marking what Edge said would be Taker's last appearance on Smackdown!; included an in-ring promo by Batista in which he said he would hurt Shawn Michaels at One Night Stand and then issued a challenge to the winner of the Taker / Edge TLC match; moments later, Vickie Guerrero, with Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, interrupted, reminded Batista he might not even remain on Smackdown! because of the WWE Draft, and said all of Smackdown! would look bad if he lost to Michaels; after Batista told her to go backstage and worry about things that don't concer him, Hawkins told Batista to shut his mouth, with Vickie then making a match between Batista & a partner against Hawkins & Ryder; featured highlights of Taker's debut at the 1990 Survivor Series; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with MVP, arguing he was still the best star on Smackdown!, with Jamie Noble then interrupting and saying MVP was blaming everyone but himself for his situation; moments later, the two shared words, with Noble eventually challenging MVP to a match later in the show; featured a backstage segment with Hawkins, Ryder, & Vickie in which Noble appeared and asked for a match against MVP, with Vickie giving it to him and all three sending him out of her office; included highlights of Taker throwing Mankind off the roof of Hell in a Cell during the 1998 King fo the Ring; featured highlights of Taker eliminating Michaels to win the 2007 Royal Rumble; included a backstage segment showing Cherry, her face bruised, being checked out by the medic backstage, with Maryse then appearing and making fun of her kicking Cherry in the face the previous week; featured an ad promoting the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; included highlights of Taker winning the World Heavyweight Title from Batista at WrestleMania 23; featured highlights of Edge cashing in the Money in the Bank to beat Taker for the World Heavyweight Title; included a closing in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge in which Edge showed a video preview of his TLC match at One Night Stand, in the style of Indiana Jones; moments later, Edge introduced Taker and then had Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Hawkins & Ryder bring a casket to ringside; moments later, Taker scared Edge to the floor and brawled with La Familia at ringside until gaining the upper hand and setting Chavo up for a chokeslam onto the casket; at that moment, Edge attacked Taker from behind with a steel chair, repeatedly hitting him with the weapon until rolling him into the casket and having it shut; moments later, Edge cut an in-ring promo saying Taker's career would be dead at One Night Stand, then climbed the ladder set up in the ring and looked to the title belt hung from the rafters; the lights then flickered and Taker's gong was sounded, with Taker then appearing at the top of the ladder with Edge; Taker then scared Edge ot the floor before powerbombing Ryder through a table set up inside the ring: WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Elijah Burke in a non-title match with the Twist of Fate at 5:29 Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated Chuck Palumbo via disqualification at 4:37 after Palumbo hit Finlay in the face with his chain as the two fought on the floor CM Punk pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison with the Go To Sleep at 2:58; WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin was initially in Morrison's corner but was ejected before the match after the referee repeatedly told him to get out of the ring Batista & the Big Show (mystery partner) defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder at 3:21 when Batista pinned Ryder with the sit-down powerbomb after Show dropped Hawkins with the chokeslam; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero appeared with Hawkins & Ryder and, thinking Batista didn't have a partner, made the match a handicap bout; moments later, Batista took the mic and said he did have a partner, with Show then appearing, wheeling Vickie from the stage to backstage, and returning for the match MVP pinned Jamie Noble at 4:17 with a kick to the head after dropping Noble chest-first across the top rope Vladimir Kozlov pinned Shannon Moore with the reverse DDT at 1:24 Michelle McCool defeated Maryse (w/ Deuce & Domino) via submission at 2:13 by reversing a half crab into a heel hook after Deuce & Domino became distracted by Cherry on the entrance stage

6/3/08; Los Angeles, CA; Staples Center 6/6/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment with Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder - drinking champagne - in which Vickie introduced Edge as the new World Heavyweight Champion; after appearing, Edge thanked La Familia for their support and bragged over his win at One Night Stand over the Undertaker, ending Taker's career in the process; moments later, as Edge attempted a toast to Taker's memory, the lights went out; when they came back on, Edge admitted it was a joke on his part; Vickie then announced that her and Edge's wedding would take place July 11; the other members of La Familia then doused Edge with champagne to celebrate, with Batista appearing, insulting both Edge and Vickie, and challenging Edge to a title match; Vickie responded by having Hawkins, Ryder, Chavo, & Edge face Batista and two partners of Vickie's choosing later in the show, with the stipulation that if he lost he wouldn't get a title shot; included an ad promoting the WWE Draft June 23; featured an in-ring promo by the Big Show, his left eye heavily bruised, regarding his win at One Night Stand and earning an ECW World Title shot at Night of Champions in the process; moments later, Mark Henry interrupted and showed footage of Show sustaining his injury and of it being stitched up; moments later, Show challenged Henry to a fight but Henry laughed it off and refused to get in the ring; included a backstage segment showing Roddy Piper preparing Cousin Sal for his upcoming match with Santino Marella; featured footage from the recent GI Film Festival in which WWE was recognized for their efforts; the segment featured comments from John Ratzenberger and Ric Flair, who accepted on behalf of the WWE; producer Rick Rubin was shown in attendance for the show; included a backstage segment with Vickie, Cherry, Kelly Kelly, Victoria, Natalya Neidhart, Michelle McCool, Layla, and Maryse in which Vickie said Smackdown! would soon have its own Women's Title; she then said a match would take place later in the show to determine one of the women who would compete for the title; featured footage from Cousin Sal's birthday party, which was interrupted by Marella, and of Piper appearing on Raw after Marella confronted Sal; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured an ad promoting McMahon's Million Dollar Mania beginning the following week on Raw; included a backstage segment in which WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin kept Hornswoggle's hat away from him until Finlay appeared, with Hornswoggle then spraying the tag team champions with a water gun; featured a backstage segment with La Familia, during which Edge asked Chavo to be his best man at the wedding; included an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" featured footage from a press conference held earlier in the day in Los Angeles regarding Raw's million dollar giveaway, with appearances from Vince McMahon, Triple H, John Cena, and Maria; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with Batista regarding his upcoming match: Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Chuck Palumbo in a Belfast Brawl at 4:45 after hitting Palumbo with his own chain after Palumbo became distracted by Hornswoggle; after the bout, MVP was shown watching the show from the skybox The Great Khali defeated Deuce & Domino in a handicap match at 1:49 by pinning Domino after hitting the two-handed choke throw on each Cousin Sal (w/ Roddy Piper & Jimmy Kimmel) pinned Santino Marella at 3:22 with a roll up after Kimmel tripped Marella behind the referee's back; Sal used Huey Lewis & the News' "Workin for a Living" as his theme song for the match; prior to the bout, Sara Silverman was shown sitting in the front row; Sal wore a kilt to the ring before the contest; after the match, Marella attacked Sal from behind and cornered Kimmel until Piper knocked him to the floor; after the commercial break, Eve conducted a backstage interview with Kimmel and Sal regarding the win, with Kimmel answering all Sal's questions before introducing the Big Show as Sal's next opponent; Sal then put Kimmel in a headlock until Show carried him away Natalya defeated Cherry, Maryse, Victoria, Layla, and Michelle McCool in a Golden Star on a pole match at 2:25 after knocking Victoria and Michelle off the turnbuckle; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would be one of the two women to compete for the newly-created Smackdown! Women's Title Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with a belly to belly suplex at 2:02 Batista, Colin Delaney, Sho Funaki, & Nunzio (mystery partners) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Vickie Guerrero), Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, & Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) at 13:56 when Batista pinned Ryder with the sit-down powerbomb after kicking him as he came off the turnbuckle; pre-match stipulations stated Batista would not receive a title shot against Edge if his team lost

6/7/08; Fresno, CAl Save Mart Center 6/13/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Vickie Guerrero signed the contract for the World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Batista match at Night of Champions before informing Batista he would have to wrestle one more match in order to receive the title shot and it would be against the Great Khali; Batista agreed, signed the document, and left ringside until Vickie announced that a stipulation of the contract read Batista would be banned from the WWE if he didn't beat Khali later in the show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programming is watched by more than 15 million people each week in the US; featured highlights of Batista winning the 2005 Royal Rumble; included an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Edge regarding Batista's match with Khali later in the show and facing Edge at Night of Champions, during which CM Punk interrupted, congratulated Edge on his wedding July 11, and showed off his Money in the Bank, implying he would cash in his title shot during Edge's wedding; included a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, wedding planner Alicia Fox, and MVP in which Edge complained to Vickie about Punk's challenge before MVP asked for his contract to be renegotiated; Vickie said she would be willing to look at the contract if MVP could take care of Punk; featured an ad for registering for McMahon's Million Dollar Mania at WWE.com; included a video package on Khali; featured an ad promoting the WWE draft June 23; included footage of Edge winning the title at One Night Stand and banning the Undertaker from the WWE; featured footage of Batista winning the World Heavyweight Title from Triple H at WrestleMania 21; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE broadcasts in 23 languages to more than 130 nations worldwide; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Vladimir Kozlov with Kozlov replying to her question in Russian; included footage of Batista winning the World Heavyweight Title from Booker T at the 2006 Survivor Series; featured footage of Khali assaulting Batista with the head vice in Sept. 2007; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin) pinned Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) with a roll up at 5:24 after Finlay became distracted by Mizanin going after Hornswoggle on the floor Mark Henry pinned Tommy Dreamer with the powerslam at 2:30; prior to the bout, Henry cut a promo on the Big Show, during which he showed a photo of Show's bruised face after One Night Stand and then an altered version which symbolized what Show would look like if he were to face Henry Cherry pinned Maryse at 2:42 with a hammerlock DDT MVP defeated CM Punk via disqualification at 18:43 when referee Charles Robinson turned around to find Punk holding his Money in the Bank briefcase after kneeing it into MVP's face as MVP attempted to use it as a weapon behind the referee's back WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Chuck Palumbo in a non-title match with the Twist of Fate at 3:25; prior to the bout, Chavo Guerrero Jr., with Bam Neely, cut an in-ring promo announcing he would be Edge's best man for the wedding and then introduced Hardy as the man he would challenge at Night of Champions; after the contest, Guerrero, who remained ringside with Neely, announced Hardy as the winner and the man that would lose the US title at the pay-per-view Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino at 3:56 when Festus pinned Domino with a sit-down splash after an uppercut; after the bout, Deuce & Domino argued over the loss with the two coming to blows until Domino left ringside Batista pinned the Great Khali with the spear at 5:12; early in the bout, Vickie Guerrero and World Heavyweight Champion Edge appeared on the entrance stage to watch the match; late in the bout, Batista kicked out of the two-handed choke throw; pre-match stipulations stated Batista would be banned from the WWE if he lost

6/8/08; San Jose, CA; HP Pavilion 6/20/08 - featured an opening segment of the VIP Lounge in which MVP discussed the upcoming WWE Draft and said, without mentioning her name, that Vickie Guerrero was holding him back on Smackdown!; moments later, Vickie was wheeled out by Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder to respond; MVP then brought up his win the previous week over CM Punk, something Vickie asked him to do, and said that when his agent called to renegotiate his contract he was told Vickie wasn't available; MVP then said he was feeling like Vickie didn't want him on Smackdown!, with Vickie then putting him in a match with ECW World Champion Kane; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read that WWE DVD releases in 2007 reached #1 on the Sports DVD charts 15 times, with the WrestleMania 23 DVD being the top selling of the year; featured a backstage segment in which Vickie, with Edge, confronted referee Charles Robinson and claimed he had been biased against Edge and Chavo Guerrero Jr.; as punishment, Vickie said Robinson would be in a match later in the show; included an ad promoting the WWE Draft the coming Monday; featured an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" included a backstage segment in which Chavo wished Robinson good luck on his upcoming match; featured a video package highlighting WWE's efforts with the Make A Wish Foundation, with footage of 50 Wish children in attendance at WrestleMania 24 and footage of the children with Rey Mysterio Jr., John Cena, Steve Austin, Michelle McCool, Linda McMahon, and others; included footage of Finlay hitting WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin with his shillelagh during Tuesday's ECW: WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Bam Neely (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) in a non-title match with the Twist of Fate at 6:32; during the final moments of the match, Chavo was ejected by referee Charles Robinson for trying to interfere; after the commercial break, Guerrero, with Neely, complained to World Heavyweight Champion Edge backstage, during which Edge said Vickie made a match between himself and Hardy for the following week and she would take care of Robinson for his ejecting Chavo; in return for facing Hardy the following week, Edge had Chavo face Batista later in the show Michelle McCool defeated Layla via submission with a heel hook at 4:01; Natalya Neidhart appeared on the entrance stage mid-way through to watch the match Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jamie Noble at 3:42 with a headbutt to the chest as Noble jumped off the middle turnbuckle ECW World Champion Kane defeated MVP via count-out in a non-title match at 6:57 when MVP opted not to get back in the ring after being knocked to the floor with a clothesline; after the match, Mark Henry appeared and hit the powerslam on the champion inside the ring The Great Khali (mystery opponent) defeated Charles Robinson via KO with the head vice after landing the chop to the head at 1:26; prior to the match, Robinson attempted to run backstage but was cut off by Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, who punched Robinson and threw him back into the ring; after the bout, Robinson was fitted with a neckbrace and taken backstage on a stretcher Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino at 1:39 when Festus pinned Domino with a fireman's carry into a face-first slam; after the bout, Deuce hit a running boot to the face on Domino as Domino attempted to get to his feet; moments later, Deuce dropped his and Domino's leather jackets on his partner's face Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team John Morrison) with the Celtic Cross at 4:39 after Mizanin & Morrison became distracted by Hornswoggle on the floor; Morrison provided guest commentary for the match until late in the match Batista defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) via count-out at 5:37 when guest referee, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, gave Batista a fast count as Batista confronted an interfering Neely on the floor; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero appeared on the stage and said since Charles Robinson couldn't referee the match as scheduled, she named Edge as the stand-in official; Vickie remained on the stage for the duration of the match; pre-match stipulations stated Batista couldn't touch Edge during the match or he would forfeit his title match at Night of Champions; after the contest, Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, Chavo, Neely, and Edge ganged up on Batista, with Edge eventually hitting the spear on Batista after the other men held Batista in place

6/24/08; Houston, TX; Toyota Center 6/27/08 - featured opening backstage comments by Vickie Guerrero in which she said her prayers and those of her family were with Vince McMahon following the stage accident Monday and said Smackdown! was the better brand following the draft; she then introduced Jim Ross as the new play-by-play announcer for the show; Ross then appeared and joined Mick Foley at ringside; included an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Triple H regarding his arrival to the brand, praised Ross as the greatest announcer of all time, and said he's home as long as he's performing for the WWE fans; he then cut a promo on defending against John Cena Sunday at Night of Champions; World Heavyweight Champion Edge then interrupted and said they could both co-exist on Smackdown! and could get along; Triple H responded by saying it couldn't happen because their egos were both too big and that Edge would be losing his title to Batista Sunday; Edge said he had always beaten Batista while Triple H had yet to prove he could beat Cena and then said Smackdown! was his house; moments later, Batista appeared, speared Edge on the floor, and then held up Edge's title inside the ring as Triple H held up his own; featured a backstage segment with Vickie in which she was speaking with the wedding planner until Edge interrupted, complaining about Batista spearing him and taking his title; Vickie then told Edge to focus on facing WWE US Champion Matt Hardy later in the show; included a video package on Umaga to hype his match later in the night against Batista; featured a video package on Jeff Hardy set to Lostprophets' "Rooftops," followed by the announcement Hardy would return to Smackdown! the following week; included an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" featured the announcement that Ken Kennedy would return to Smackdown! the following week; included a backstage segment in which Hornswoggle gave Rey Mysterio Jr. his hat as a goodbye gift; featured an in-ring promo by Mysterio in which he said goodbye to the Smackdown! fans, thanked them for their support over the past 6 years, and invited them to watch him take on all new opponents on Raw; moments later, Batista, in possession of the World Heavyweight Title belt, came out for the main event and hugged Mysterio: The Big Show & ECW World Champion Kane defeated MVP & Mark Henry at 5:24 when Kane pinned MVP with the chokeslam after Henry threw his partner back into the ring when he attempted to leave; prior to the bout, it was announced Henry would be added to the Show vs. Kane match at Night of Champions Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder at 2:31 when Hornswoggle pinned Hawkins with the frog splash after Finlay hit the Celtic Cross; after the bout, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin appeared at the entrance stage World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned WWE US Champion Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 12:58 with the spear after avoiding the Twist of Fate Natalya Neidhart, Maryse, & Victoria defeated Michelle McCool, Cherry, & Kelly Kelly at 6:14 when Maryse pinned Cherry with a roll up Vladimir Kozlov pinned Domino at 2:46 following a headbutt to the chest as Domino came off the top Batista defeated Umaga via disqualification at 6:59 when World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. attacked Batista after Batista signalled for the sit-down powerbomb; prior to the match, Batista came out in possession of Edge's title belt but Edge regained it during the melee after the contest; moments later, WWE World Champion Triple H came out and, with Batista, cleared the ring; Triple H and Batista then hit the Pedigree and sit-down powerbomb, respectively, on Hawkins & Ryder

7/8/08; Baton Rouge, LA; River Center 7/11/08 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Edge in which he said he stood by his actions the previous week in calling off his marriage to Vickie Guerrero and said Vickie wasn't good enough for him; Edge then said he would prove all his doubters wrong by beating WWE World Champion Triple H at the Great American Bash; moments later, Vickie Guerrero, wheeled out by Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins, said Edge would have a tune up match later in the show by facing the Big Show in a No DQ match; after Edge responded, Vickie called for his mic to be cut off; included a vignette promoting the Smackdown! debut of Maria; featured a backstage segment with Vickie, Ryder & Hawkins in which Ryder & Hawkins said Edge had abused them and they were behind Vickie; they then asked for a rematch with Jesse & Festus, which Vickie agreed to; included a backstage segment with Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, and Edge in which Chavo supported Edge and said he would go to Vickie and straighten things out; featured a backstage segment with Chavo, Bam, and Vickie in which Chavo claimed Edge was a liar, going back on his comments with Edge moments earlier; Vickie then told Chavo to cut the crap and put him in a match later in the show against Triple H; included a video package of Jeff Hardy's photo shoot for the cover of WWE Magazine, inspired by Tom Cruise in "Mission Impossible;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE video games have sold more than 39 million copies during the decade; included the announcement that Michelle McCool would face Natalya Neidhart at the Great American Bash to determine the first WWE Diva's Champion; featured a vignette of Triple H, set to his theme music; included a backstage segment with Edge, Hawkins & Ryder, Chavo, and Neely in which all the men began arguing until Edge told them Vickie had been screwing with all of them and then asked for their help against Show later in the show, which they laughed at; Vickie then appeared and threatened to fire anyone who interfered on behalf of Edge, then threatened to fire Edge if he didn't go through with the match: Shelton Benjamin pinned WWE US Champion Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 5:02 with a reverse bulldog after blocking the Twist of Fate by grabbing the ring ropes Ken Kennedy pinned Domino with the Mic Check at 3:01; MVP provided guest commentary for the match and, afterwards, starred at Kennedy from the floor before Umaga appeared, kicked Kennedy, and dropped him with the thumb strike to the throat Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 3:12 when Hornswoggle pinned Mizanin with the frog splash after Finlay hit Mizanin in the head with the shillalagh behind the referee's back WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) in a non-title match with a reversal into the Pedigree at 3:54 after knocking Neely off the apron Natalya Neidhart & Maryse defeated Michelle McCool & Cherry at 2:13 when Cherry submitted to Natalya's Sharpshooter; after the bout, Natalya attacked Michelle, threw her to the floor, and hit a snap suplex outside the ring before noting she would take the WWE Diva's Title at the Great American Bash Jesse & Festus defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder via count-out at 2:11 when Hawkins & Ryder got themselves counted-out so that the bell would ring and Festus would become stoic; moments later, Hawkins & Ryder laid out their opponents until Jesse was knocked to the floor and rang the bell a second time, with Festus then clearing the ring Vladimir Kozlov pinned Stevie Richards at 2:44 with a headbutt to the back of the neck after Richards hit the corner (Kozlov's debut with ring music) The Big Show fought Edge to a no contest in a No DQ match at 11:27 when, as Show set Edge up for a Con-Chair-Two, Vickie Guerrero, who sat ringside for the duration of the contest, ordered referee Charles Robinson to stop the match and then covered Edge with her own body; prior to the bout, Vickie was wheeled ringside by Hawkins & Ryder; after the match, Vickie helped Edge up and then apologized for the way she had been acting, with Edge then apologizing back and agreeing to go ahead with their wedding; moments later, the two kissed as the broadcast ended

7/15/08; Charlotte, NC; Time Warner Cable Arena 7/18/08 - featured opening footage from earlier in the day of Edge and Vickie Guerrero getting married, with Chavo Guerrero Jr. serving as Edge's best man; included an introduction of Chavo, Vickie, and Edge as they joined the rest of the wedding guests - Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins, Bam Neeley, and Alicia Fox - on the entrance stage; the stage was decorated for the evening with a wedding cake and flowers; moments later, Chavo grabbed the mic and said Edge was now a member of the Guerrero family, wished Edge & Vickie his best, and said he knew Edge would win the WWE World Title from Triple H at the Great American Bash; Chavo then showed a cover of the WWE Magazine he had made which named Edge as the new world champion; the wedding party and guests remained at the entrance stage for the rest of the show; featured Edge & Vickie's first dance as a married couple, with a man and woman just off stage singing "Together;" moments later, the Big Show interrupted and began dancing with Vickie until Edge said Show would be wrestling momentarily against unnamed opponents; included a backstage segment in which Edge spoke with Gary, the Slim Jim guy, who gave Edge a box of Slim Jims as his wedding present; featured the debut of Edge's new Slim Jim commercial; included a closing in-ring segment in which Edge, surrounded by the wedding party, introduced a video package he put together in tribute to his love for Vickie; after it played, Triple H appeared at the entrance stage with a gift box and said he made a video of his own for the situation; the video showed Edge meeting with Alicia in his hotel room; after the two were shown discussing the wedding plans, Edge began hitting on Alicia; when Triple H paused the video, Edge ordered his men to stop Triple H, with the champion then pulling a sledgehammer out of the gift box; when Triple H continued the video, Edge was shown giving Alicia a back massage and spoke about Vickie's large underwear size; Triple H then pulled out a large pair of panties as a gift to Vickie and then skipped ahead to later in the video where Edge and Alicia were shown kissing; Triple H then went backstage as Vickie attacked Edge and screamed and yelled at him as the show ended: Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder defeated Finlay & Hornswoggle at 2:13 when Hawkins pinned Finlay after guest referee Edge dropped Finlay with the spear; prior to the bout, it was announced WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin would defend against Finlay & Hornswoggle, Ryder & Hawkins, and Jesse & Festus at the Great American Bash; after Finlay & Hornswoggle's entrance, Edge but a promo from the entrance stage in which he named himself the guets referee for the match; after the ring entrances, Edge took Finlay's shillelagh and threw it up the aisle; Hawkins & Ryder wrestled the match in their tuxedos The Big Show fought the Great Khali, Shelton Benjamin, MVP, & Vladimir Kozlov to a no contest in a handicap match at 1:52; during the match, it was announced Benjamin would face WWE US Champion Matt Hardy at the Great American Bash; after the bout, Show was ganged up on, with Khali eventually dropping him with the tree slam Natalya Neidhart defeated Cherry via submission with the Sharpshooter at the 38-second mark; prior to the bout, Vickie prepared to throw the bouquet to Eve, Victoria, Michelle McCool, Maryse, Cherry, and Natalya on the floor, with Michelle being ejected from ringside after briefly fighting with Natalya outside the ring; Cherry caught the bouquet, with Vickie then saying Cherry would wrestle her but would face Natalya first Vickie Guerrero pinned Cherry at the 5-second mark The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikiel) pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with the Sliced Bread #2 after Yang became distracted by Ezikel on the floor Umaga pinned Ken Kennedy at 13:12 with the thumb strike to the throat after avoiding the Mic Check WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jesse & Festus in a non-title match at 3:58 when Mizanin pinned Jesse with the Reality Check after Festus dropped Morrison with the fireman's carry into a face-first slam on the floor Jeff Hardy fought WWE US Champion Matt Hardy to a no contest in a non-title match at 4:35 when Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Bam Neely interfered and attacked both men; during their ring entrances, the Hardys threw the wedding cake into Chavo Guerrero Jr.'s face; after the bout, Edge dropped both Hardys with the spear

7/22/08; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center 7/25/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment of the VIP Lounge with guest Jeff Hardy, during which MVP brought up that Hardy would be taking part in a battle royal later in the program against the Great Khali, the Big Show, Ken Kennedy, and himself, with the winner facing WWE World Champion Triple H at Summer Slam; MVP then said Jeff was a risk taker and while it brought him success, it also got him suspended for 60 days and he had to miss WrestleMania; MVP then questioned Hardy about losing his home in a fire and whether Jeff felt responsible for the death of his dog Jack; after MVP said Jeff was reckless, a detriment to his friends and family, and would never be WWE World Champion, Jeff said if there's anyone that should be thankful for second chances it would be MVP; after MVP told Jeff to settle down, Jeff scared him out of the ring; included a backstage segment with Edge and WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder in which Edge tried to apologize for the previous week but they said they didn't need one and then went to get ready for their match; featured footage from the previous weekend's fundraiser for Generation Rescue, with comments from Maria, Jenny McCarthy, Leah Remini, Charlie Sheen, Tim Allen, Howie Mandel, and Jim Carey, during which it was announced McCarthy would be part of the upcoming Saturday Night's Main Event; included a backstage segment with Edge and Alicia Fox, with Bam Neeley overhearing the conversation; featured a vignette promoting the debut of R Truth, with Truth being shown on the streets where he came from; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the new WWE set is comprised of 1.2 million LED lights, it takes eight hours to assemble, and is transported by 14 tractor trailers; featured footage of Chavo Guerrero Jr. wheeling Vickie Guerrero into the arena, with Neeley then appearing after overhearing Edge's conversation earlier in the night with Alicia; included a vignette promoting Maria coming to Smackdown! the following week; featured a backstage segment with Bam and Edge in which Edge said he did need to apologize to Vickie but he needed to do it in public; included a backstage segment with Bam, Vickie, and Chavo in which Bam said Edge either wanted to apologize to Vickie or Vickie apologize to Edge but that he wanted to do it in the ring; featured a promo by Ben Stiller regarding Generation Rescue and McCarthy being part of Saturday Night's Main Event; included a closing in-ring segment in which Edge asked Vickie to come out to the ring so he could apologize face to face, with Chavo, Vickie, and Bam then coming out to the ring; moments later, Chavo and Bam left the ring as Edge said he repeatedly told Alicia no but she was too aggressive and he couldn't leave because he wanted all the wedding plans to be perfect; Vickie then said she understood, with the two hugging but Vickie turned away when Edge went to kiss her; Vickie then said when she was really mad at Edge, she did something he might not like; after Edge asked what she did, she said she reinstated the Undertaker; following a lengthy "Undertaker" chant by the fans, Vickie said Edge would face Taker at Summer Slam in a Hell in a Cell match and then burst into laughter: WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned Jimmy Wang Yang in a non-title match with the Paydirt at 2:13; prior to the bout, still photos were shown from Benjamin's title victory over Matt Hardy the previous Sunday at the Great American Bash; following his entrance, Benjamin cut an in-ring promo on his title win Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Curt Hawkins (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Zach Ryder) at 1:49 with the fireman's carry into the face-first slam; after the bout, Hawkins & Ryder laid out Jesse and then dropped Festus with a double DDT before leaving the ring Vladimir Kozlov pinned Stevie Richards at 2:59 with a headbutt to the chest as Richards ran the ropes; after the bout, Kozlov approached the commentary table and said he wanted competition The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) won a 6-man battle royal by last eliminating Jeff Hardy at 10:25; other participants included: Ken Kennedy, MVP, the Big Show, and Umaga; stipulations stated the winner would face WWE World Champion Triple H at Summer Slam; order of elimination: MVP by Hardy via a clothesline (6:35); Umaga by Show via a clothesline (7:19); Kennedy by Show (8:03); after being eliminated, Umaga returned and dropped Show with the thumb strike to the throat; Show by Hardy via a hurricanrana over the ropes (9:18); Hardy by Khali; after the match, Triple H came out to the ring and faced off against Khali until Singh got in front of Khali and told him now was not the time WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool defeated Maryse in a non-title match via submission with the heel hook at 2:03; prior to the bout, footage was shown of McCool beating Natalya Neidhart at the Great American Bash to win the newly created title The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) pinned Shannon Moore at 1:57 with The Kendrick; prior to the bout, Kendrick said he was the fastest, best trained, and smartest WWE wrestler and the fans should be priviledged to see him and then said Ezikial was the biggest, baddest man around to protect him; during Moore's entrance, it was announced that Ric Flair's new segment on WWE.com - Styling and Profiling - was a huge success in its first episode (the first time Sliced Bread #2 is referred to as The Kendrick)

7/29/08; Hershey, PA; Giant Center 8/1/08 - featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Bam Neeley, during which Vickie spotted Alicia Fox backstage; included a backstage segment with Chavo and WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder in which Chavo questioned why Alicia was backstage and whether they knew who Edge's guest would be later in the show on The Cutting Edge; featured an ad promoting Jenny McCarthy being part of the following night's Saturday Night's Main Event; included footage of Edge arriving to the arena; featured a vignette promoting the debut of R Truth, with Truth talking about his time spent in prison; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown! was the most watched show by male viewers; featured a backstage segment with Edge and Alicia in which he questioned why she was backstage, with Edge saying he got her a ticket so she could be up close for The Cutting Edge; included a vignette on WWE World Champion Triple H; featured a promo by Toby Keith regarding Generation Rescue; included a backstage segment with Chavo, Vickie, and Bam in which Chavo said no one knew who Edge's guest was going to be; featured a closing in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge in which he had the ring filled with a ladder, a chair, and a table as a way to set his mind right for the upcoming Hell in a Cell match against the Undertaker; he then said his guest knew Taker better than anyone and would teach him how to thrive in Hell in a Cell, then rolled out to the ring and said his guest was Mick Foley; after Foley reluctantly agreed, Edge showed a video highlighting 1998 in the WWE and the Hell in a Cell match between Foley and Taker, with Edge then saying he knew what that match did to Foley physically and mentally and he could gain some revenge by helping Edge against Taker; Foley replied by saying he might like to help but Edge had hurt Foley's credibility after Foley repeatedly said Edge was the greatest superstar in WWE; Foley said the Edge of today relied on his wife and took too many shortcuts and said he wouldn't help him; he then said the only person that could help Edge was Edge himself and then brought up Edge's accomplishments and said that Edge could put on one of the most violent matches at Summer Slam; Foley then said if Edge went to Summer Slam as he was, Taker would tear him apart; Edge then said he understood and then punched and kicked Foley to the floor; Foley then slammed Edge's face into the commentary table but Edge responded by kicking a steel chair into Foley's face and spearing him into the ring steps; the crowd chanted "Undertaker" as Foley crawled back in the ring and briefly applied the Mandible Claw; moments later, Edge laid Foley across the table in the ring, climbed the ladder, and jumped off with a steel chair, putting Foley through the table; Edge then stood over Foley's body as the broadcast ended (Foley's last appearance): MVP pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with the Drive By at 2:30 after hitting a gutbuster as Yang came off the top with a crossbody; prior to the bout, Jeff Hardy took a ringside seat, at which time it was announced Hardy would face Edge the following night as part of Saturday Night's Main Event; following MVP's entrance, MVP grabbed the mic and said he was trying to enlighten Hardy the previous week as part of the VIP Lounge and that he would never be WWE World Champion; after the contest, Hardy got in the ring and said threatened MVP to never mention his home, dog, or house fire again; MVP then tried to attack Hardy but Hardy dropped him with the Twist of Fate and said MVP made him sick Ken Kennedy pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 14:05 with the Mic Check after kicking Benjamin in the face; after the bout, Eve conducted a ringside interview with Benjamin regarding the loss, with Benjamin saying he wasn't going to make excuses but then said he was suffering from bronchitis The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikiel Jackson) pinned Stevie Richards at 3:45 after dropping Richards throat-first across the top rope and hitting The Kendrick after Richards became distracted by Jackson on the floor; prior to the bout, Kendrick cut an in-ring promo in which he said he hadn't changed, has always been the same guy, and never cared about the fans; after the bout, Jackson put Richards in a Torture Rack The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Jeff Hardy via KO with the head vice at 11:32 after Khali picked Hardy up by the head and pulled him into the ring after Hardy began fighting on the floor with MVP, who appeared ringside after Hardy hit the Swanton on Khali; after the match, MVP posed in the ring as Hardy was knocked out Maria pinned Victoria at 3:19 with a clothesline from the middle turnbuckle (Maria's Smackdown! debut) The Big Show pinned Domino with the chokeslam at 1:17; after the bout, Umaga came out to the ring and faced off with Show

8/5/08; Atlanta, GA; Philips Arena 8/8/08 - featured Tazz on guest commentary, subbing for Mick Foley; included a backstage segment where WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins, Chavo Guerrero Jr., & Vickie Guerrero found a black rose after finding Bam Neely knocked out backstage; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more males watched the previous week's Smackdown! than NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with MVP regarding his upcoming match at Summer Slam against Jeff Hardy, during which footage was shown of MVP interfering during Hardy's match with Edge at Saturday Night's Main Event; featured a backstage segment with Hawkins, Chavo, & Vickie in which Hawkins said he couldn't find Ryder following their match; included an in-ring segment with WWE World Champion Triple H and the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh in which the champion and Singh cut promos on the upcoming Summer Slam match between Triple H and Khali; moments later, the two competed in a broken glass arm wrestling contest, with Khali hitting a headbutt as Triple H was about to win; the champion fought off Khali and attempted the Pedigree but instead sustained the chop to the head and then passed out after being caught in the head vice; featured a backstage segment where Hawkins was shown knocked out beside a black rose; included a vignette showing R Truth on a basketball court; featured a backstage segment with Chavo and Vickie in which Chavo suggested they find Edge to help them against the Undertaker's attacks; included a backstage segment with Chavo and Vickie in which Chavo said Edge had agreed to help them but Vickie would have to be civil; featured a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and Chavo in which Edge said he had a plan but it would have to be done his way, with Vickie reluctantly agreeing; included a closing in-ring segment in which Edge, along with Vickie and Chavo, demanded Taker show himself; moments later, when Chavo had his back turned, Edge repeatedly hit Chavo with a steel chair and then hit the Con-Chair-Two as Vickie looked on helplessly; Edge then grabbed Vickie's wheelchair, tipped it backwards knocking her to the mat, backed Vickie into the corner, and said Vickie needed to worry about him and not Taker; Edge then said he would take Taker, La Familia, and Vickie to hell with him: Natalya Neidhart, Victoria, & Maryse defeated WWE Diva's Champion Michelle McCool, Maria, & Cherry at 2:35 when Maria submitted to Natalya's Sharpshooter; all six women were dressed for various Olympic competitions WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore in a non-title match at 4:12 when Ryder pinned Moore following a double DDT behind the referee's back Jeff Hardy defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin via disqualification at 17:58 when MVP interfered and kicked the challenger in the face after Hardy hit the Swanton Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jesse (w/ Festus) with a headbutt off the top at 1:42 Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) pinned Super Crazy with The Kendrick at 4:38; after the bout, Jackson put Crazy in an overhead backbreaker before dropping his body to the mat

8/12/08; Norfolk, VA; Scope 8/14/08 - featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Victoria in which Vickie asked whether she had seen either Edge or the Undertaker, with Victoria then consoling an emotional Vickie; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Triple H regarding his title defense at Summer Slam against the Great Khali and wrestling later in the show; moments later, Kenny Dykstra interrupted and told Triple H not to overlook him; featured an ad for the Summer Slam Anthology; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with MVP, with MVP taking the mic and saying he tried to help Jeff Hardy but he would now bury him at Summer Slam; featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Victoria in which Vickie asked Victoria to wheel her back to her limo; included a vignette promoting the debut of R Truth; featured a backstage segment in which Victoria helped Vickie to her limo, only to find Edge inside; after Victoria ran off, Edge said he had big plans for Vickie and then helped her back to her wheelchair; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's Raw than Monday Night Football; featured a video package recapping the history between John Cena and Batista to hype their Summer Slam match; included a backstage segment in which Edge was seen wheeling Vickie around backstage and scaring her before saying they were going to the ring; featured a closing segment in which Edge wheeled Vickie to the ring before showing her a video package recapping the past month between he and her and then said everything that had happened during that time was Vickie's fault; Edge then said it felt like he was burning in hell but he would make sure the Undertaker would burn with him: Jeff Hardy defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin via disqualification at 15:32 when MVP came out of the crowd and shoved the challenger off the top as Hardy attempted the Swanton; prior to the bout, it was announced Hardy would face MVP at Summer Slam; after the contest, MVP attempted to hit the Drive By but hit Benjamin instead, with Hardy then dropping MVP with the Twist of Fate and Swanton before also hitting the Swanton on Benjamin Natalya Neidhart & Maryse defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & Maria at 3:06 when Natalya pinned McCool with a double leg pickup The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikiel Jackson) pinned Scotty Goldman (Colt Cabana) with The Kendrick at 2:40 after ramming Goldman face-first into the middle turnbuckle; prior to the bout, Kendrick cut an in-ring promo in which he said he was the future; before the match, Goldman cut an insert promo; after the contest, Kendrick held Goldman up so Jackson could drop him with a tackle (Goldman's TV debut) WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Kenny Dykstra in a non-title match with the Pedigree at 1:24; prior to the bout, the Great Khali & Runjin Singh cut an in-ring promo in which they said Triple H wouldn't have his title or health after Summer Slam; Khali stood ringside for the duration of the bout and Singh provided guest commentary; after the contest, the champion dared Khali to come in the ring and eventually grabbed Singh as bait for Khali to enter the ring; moments later, the two fought with Triple H eventually knocking Khali to the floor with a clothesline The Big Show defeated Ryan Braddock (Jay Bradley) with the right hand punch at 1:28 (Braddock's debut) Vladimir Kozlov pinned Festus (w/ Jesse) at 3:25 with the headbutt to the chest as Festus ran the ropes

8/19/08; Moline, IL; iWireless Center 8/22/08 - featured an opening video package recapping the Smackdown! results from Summer Slam; included a promo by Vickie Guerrero on the big screen in which she said all her actions over the past months were because of Edge and that the fans had not seen the real Vickie; she then said she was proud to have the Undertaker back on Smackdown! and that there would be a Championship Scramble at Unforgiven with participants to be decided later in the show; featured a backstage segment with the Big Show, Vickie, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Bam Neely in which Show said he was excited to be in the Championship Scramble until Vickie apologized and said it was an oversight that he wasn't a part of it; included an ad promoting Smackdown! moving to MyNetwork TV; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched Smackdown! the previous week than the NFL on Fox; included a vignette promoting the debut the following week of R Truth; featured a WWE Classics on Demand segment which featured the May 16, 2002 episode of Smackdown! in which WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus outshined Stacy Keibler in a bikini contest; featured a video recap of Chris Jericho punching Rebecca Michaels at Summer Slam; included a backstage segment with Vickie, Chavo, and Bam in which Chavo alluded that he wanted in the Championship Scramble and then said Taker might hold a grudge against Vickie's previous actions against him; featured an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Triple H regarding facing WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin, Jeff Hardy, The Brian Kendrick, and MVP at Unforgiven, with Kenny Dykstra interrupting; after Dykstra complained of not even being considered for the Championship Scramble, Triple H dropped him with the Pedigree; included a backstage segment in which WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder informed Vickie, Chavo, and Bam that the Undertaker had arrived, as Vickie prepared a written apology to read to Taker; featured a closing in-ring segment with Vickie, Chavo, Bam, Hawkins & Ryder in which Vickie introduced Taker, cited she gave Edge to him at Summer Slam, and then got down on her knees to beg his forgiveness; moments later, Taker took the mic and said he didn't come for an apology - he came for her soul; the four men then went after Taker, with Taker fighting them off and then staring at Vickie, on the entrance stage, as the show came to a close: Maria defeated Natalya via disqualification at 3:25 when Maryse appeared and helped double team Maria; moments later, WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool made the save and cleared the ring Championship Scramble Qualifying Match: The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) won an 11-man battle royal at 3:21; order of elimination: Vladimir Kozlov by Armando Estrada, Jimmy Wang Yang, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, & ? (0:59); Scotty Goldman by Hawkins & Ryder via a double clothesline (1:23); ? by Show (1:45); Super Crazy, Hawkins & Ryder by Show (1:51); Estrada by Show (2:05); Sho Funaki (2:29); Yang by Show via a press slam to the floor (2:42); Show, thinking he had won, then stepped out to the floor and left ringside before Jackson, who caught Kendrick before he touched the floor, rolled Kendrick back in the ring for the win; the match was scheduled as a 10-man battle royal but Show, who sat ringside for the bout, interfered mid-way through Championship Scramble Qualifying Match: MVP defeated Festus (w/ Jesse) via count-out at 8:10 after MVP kicked Jesse in the face outside the ring, with Festus tending to him as MVP rolled back in the ring; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Eve conducting a backstage interview with MVP following his win over Jeff Hardy at Summer Slam in which he said he was going after the WWE World Title; after the contest, MVP kicked Festus over the top to the floor Championship