WWE Friday Night SmackDown - Season 5

Friday 8:00 PM on Syfy Premiered Apr 01, 1999 In Season



User Score: 1516

Episode Guide

  • Christmas in Iraq (taped on 12/20/03)

    .. APA downed Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas

    .. Rikishi beat Rhyno

    .. Eddie Guerrero dropped Chris Benoit

    .. John Cena defeated The Big Show in another non title match

  • Jackonsville, FL (taped on 12/16/03)

    .. Big Show squashed Orlando Jordan

    .. The Basham Brothers won a 4 way over Los Guerreros , Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas and Scotty 2 Hotty & Rikishi

    .. Rey Mysterio beat Jamie Noble

    .. Faarooq defeated Rhyno by DQ

    .. Chris Benoit made Cuck Palumbo tap

    .. Brock Lesnar destroyed Shannon Moore

    .. Hardcore Holly & Shannon Moore downed A-Train & Matt Morgan

  • San Diego,CA (taped on 12/9/03)

    .. Rhyno defeated Bradshaw

    .. Shannon Moore upset A-Train

    .. Los Guerreros beat The Worlds Greatest Tag Team

    .. Brock Lesnar hammered Rey Mysterio

  • San Jose, California (taped 12/2/03)

    .. Scotty 2 Hotty & Rikishi beat The Basham Brothers in a non title match.

    .. Shannon Moore was squashed by The Big Show

    .. Jamie Noble dropped Sakoda

    .. Chris Benoit defeated John Cena to earn a title match later in the show

    .. Chavo Guerrero beat Shelton Benjamin

    .. Brock Lesnar defeated Chris Benoit when Benoit passed out due to an unnamed submission move.

  • Boise, Idaho (taped 11/25/03)

    .. Chris Benoit beat Matt Morgan by submission

    .. Akio dropped Jamie Noble

    .. Nathan Jones squashed Shannon Moore

    .. Eddie Guerrero defeated Charlie Haas

    .. John Cena beat A-Train

    .. John Cena and Chris Benoit were joint winners to determine a #1 contender to the WWE Title.

  • Houston, Texas (taped 11/18/03)

    .. Rey Mysterio beat Akio

    .. Matt Morgan beat Shannon Moore

    .. A-Train dropped Bradshaw

    .. Chris Benoit downed Nathan Jones

    .. Tajiri defeated Jamie Noble

    .. Los Guerreros beat WGTT

    .. John Cena dropped Big Show

  • East Rutherford, New Jersey (taped 11/11/03)

    .. Kurt Angle beat Nathan Jones by DQ

    .. Akio & Sakada dropped Jamie Noble & Rey Mysterio

    .. The Basham Brothers defeated Chavo Guerrero

    .. Bradshaw dropped A-Train

    .. John Cena & Chris Benoit downed Brock Lesnar & Big Show

  • Buffalo, New York (taped 11/4/03)

    .. John Cena downed Rey Mysterio

    .. Big Show squashed Bradshaw

    .. Eddie Guerrero beat The Bashams in a handicap match

    .. Jamie Noble & Ultimo Dragon dropped Tajiri & Nuzio

    .. Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated Brock Lesnar, Nathan Jones, Matt Morgan & A-Train by DQ in a handicap match

  • Atlanta, Georgia (taped 10/28/03)

    .. Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle dropped John Cena & A-Train when Benoit pinned A-Train

    .. Ultimo Dragon defeated Rey Mysterio after Tajiri interefered

    .. APA beat Brock Lesnar & Big Show by DQ

  • Albany, New York (taped 10/21/03)

    .. Paul Heyman was announced as the GM for Smackdown

    .. John Cena & A-Train went to a no contest with Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit

    .. Scotty 2 Hotty & Rikishi dropped Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin

    .. Doug & Danny Basham upset Los Guerreros to capture the WWE Tag Team Titles

    .. Tajiri dropped Zach Gowen

    .. Undertaker beat Brock Lesnar & Big Show

  • Cincinnati, Ohio (taped 10/14/03)

    .. Show opens with a Kurt Angle-midget skit. John Cena comes out and a brawl ensures.

    .. Chris Benoit beat Doug Basham in 5:52

    .. A 15 minute Stephanie interview airs

    .. Tajiri and Jamie Noble go to a no contest after 5:00

    .. Eddie Guerrero downed Rhyno in 13:27

    .. Rey Mysterio dropped Johnny Stamboli in 3:19

    .. Show ends with Brock Lesnar and Undertaker brawling to set up their No Mercy match.

  • Hartford, Connecticut (taped 10/7/03)

    ... Cruiserweight Champion Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Ultimo Dragon

    ... The Undertaker defeated Chuck Palumbo

    ... The Big Show defeated Orlando Jordan.

    .. Shannon Moore defeated Zach Gowen

    ... World Champion, Brock Lesnar, defeated Paul London

    ... The Basham Brothers and A-Train defeated Chris Benoit and The Acolytes.

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin (taped 9/30/03)

    United States Champion, Eddie Guerrero, defeated Matt Hardy...The Basham Brothers defeated The Acolytes...Chris Benoit defeated Charlie Haas by Disqualification...Cruiserweight Champion, Yoshihiro Tajiri, defeated Billy Kidman...Orlando Jordan defeated The Big Show by Count Out...John Cena and Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker and Kurt Angle.

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (taped 9/23/03)

    World Tag Team Champions, Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero, defeated Matt Hardy and Shannon Moore...Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Rey Misterio to win the Cruiserweight Title...Jamie Noble and Bradshaw defeated The Basham Brothers by Disqualification...United States Champion, Eddie Guerrero, defeated Charlie Haas.

  • Raleigh, North Carolina (taped 9/16/03)

    .. Chris Benoit and Rey Misterio defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri and Rhyno

    ... Shaniqua defeated Torrie Wilson and Nidia in a handicap match

    ... Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero defeated Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas to win the World Tag Team Titles

    ... Brock Lesnar defeated Kurt Angle in a sixty-minute iron man match to win the World Title. 1. Angle won via DQ when Lesnar hit Angle with a chair. 2. Lesnar won via pinfall after an F-5. 3. Lesnar won via submission to an Ankle Lock. 4. Lesnar won via count out after an F-5 outside. 5. Angle won via pinfall after an Angle Slam. 6. Lesnar won via pinfall after hitting Angle with the belt. 7. Lesnar won via pinfall after a top-rope superplex. 8. Angle won via pinfall after a belly-to-belly superplex. 9. Angle won via submission to an Ankle Lock.

  • Birmingham, Alabama (taped 9/9/03)

    Yoshihiro Tajiri and Nunzio defeated Rey Mysterio and Billy Kidman...Shanequa and Dawn Marie fought to a No Contest...Chris Benoit defeated Rhyno...United States Champion, Eddie Guerrero, defeated John Cena in a Latino Street Fight...The Acolytes defeated Matt Hardy and Shannon Moore...Stephanie McMahon and Brock Lesnar fought to a No Contest.

  • New Orleans, Louisiana (taped 9/2/03)

    World Tag Team Champions, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas, defeated The Acolytes...Chris Benoit defeated A-Train...The Undertaker defeated World Champion, Kurt Angle, by Disqualification...Cruiserweight Champion, Rey Misterio, defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri...Torrie Wilson defeated Sable, Nidia, and Dawn Marie in a Bourbon Street Bikini Contest.

  • El Paso, Texas (taped 8/26/03)

    Cruiserweight Champion, Rey Misterio, defeated Nunzio...Chris Benoit defeated A-Train...United States Champion, Eddie Guerrero, defeated John Cena by Disqualification...The Undertaker defeated The Big Show and Brock Lesnar in a No Disqualification Triple Threat Match.

  • Detroit, Michigan (taped 8/19/03)

    Cruiserweight Champion, Rey Misterio, defeated Matt Hardy...The Basham Brothers defeated Jamie Noble and Billy Gunn...Zach Gowen defeated Brock Lesnar by Disqualification...The Undertaker and Orlando Jordan defeated John Cena and A-Train...World Champion, Kurt Angle, defeated The Big Show in a Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight Match.

  • St. Louis, Missouri (taped 8/12/03)

    *Vince McMahon/Brock Lesnar/Stephanie McMahon in ring segment- Stephanie is telling her father off and he books a match for her with A-Train

    *WWE Tag Team Championship: World's Greatest Tag Team def. Billy Kidmam & Rey Mysterio

    *Danny Basham def. Billy Gunn- Bashams were beating on Gunn and Noble came in to make the save

    * APA Backstage segment- APA joke about Shaniqua looking like a man

    *Big Show def Undertaker- A-Train helped Big Show by hitting Taker with a stick

    *Tajiri def Rhyno

    *John Cena def Zach Gowen

    *Brock destroyed Spanky

    *A-Train def Stephanie McMahon

  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (taped 8/5/03)

    - Brock Lesnar and Mr. McMahon were supposed to be enemies. They were supposed to settle their score in a cage match at SmackDown!. Much to everyone's surprise, however, they conspired to give WWE Champion Kurt Angle one of the worst beatings of his life.

    - The cage match between Mr. McMahon and Lesnar did happen, but it ended differently than anyone could have imagined.

    - Early in the evening, it looked as if the match would not take place as Brock Lesnar was discovered unconscious in the back. At the time, no one knew what happened, but it seemed as if Lesnar would not be able to wrestle.

    - He did recover, however, and his match against Mr. McMahon with Angle as the special referee went off without a hitch. Both men slugged it out for a while before Lesnar prepared to finish Mr. McMahon off with an F-5. As he had him over his shoulders, though, he appeared to pass out and crumpled to the canvas. Mr. McMahon covered Lesnar for the pin, but Angle refused to count, instead calling for help from the back. With Angle's back turned, Lesnar sprang to his feet and F-5'd the WWE Champion. Then he proceeded to beat him senseless, telling Angle all the while that the WWE Championship belongs to him.

    - Also on SmackDown!, John Cena gained a measure of revenge against Undertaker by beating him in a hard fought match. The ending was not without controversy, though. Albert interfered during the match, laying the Deadman out with a vicious kick to the chops.

    - Match Results:

    * Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero fought to a no-contest
    * Chris Benoit and Tajiri defeated Eddie Guerrero and Rhyno
    * Nunzio defeated Zach Gowen
    * Jamie Noble defeated Doug Basham
    * Charlie Haas defeated Rey Mysterio

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado (taped 7/29/03)

    Cruiserweight Champion, Rey Mysterio, defeated Shelton Benjamin...Chris Benoit defeated Doink the Clown (Nick Dinsmore)...United States Champion, Eddie Guerrero, defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri...Shannon Moore defeated Zach Gowen...John Cena defeated Orlando Jordan...Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar defeated A-Train and The Big Show.

  • Fresno, California (taped 7/22/03)

    Rey Mysterio and Kidman defeated Matt Hardy and Shannon Moore...Billy Gunn defeated Jaime Noble...Eddie Guerrero defeated Rhyno...The Acolytes defeated Johnny Stamboli and Chuck Palumbo...The Big Show, Shelton Benjamin, and Charlie Haas defeated Zack Gowen, Kurt Angle, and Brock Lesnar.

  • Columbus, Ohio (taped 7/13/03)

    United States Title Tournament Semi-Final Match #1: Chris Benoit defeated Matt Hardy...Ultimo Dragon defeated Jamie Noble...Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio defeated ? and ?...Rhyno and Sean O'Haire fought to a No Contest...United States Title Tournament Semi-Final Match #2: Eddie Guerrero defeated Billy Gunn...Kurt Angle defeated The Big Show, Shelton Benjamin, and Charlie Haas in a handicap match.

  • Toronto, Canada (taped 7/8/03)

    Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio defeated The Acolytes, The Basham Brothers, and Johnny Stamboli and Chuck Palumbo in a four-way #1 Contender's match...Chris Benoit and Rhyno defeated Matt Hardy and Shannon Moore...US Title Tournament Match #4: Eddie Guerrero defeated Ultimo Dragon...Billy Gunn and Torrie Wilson defeated Jamie Noble and Nidia...The Big Show, Charlie Haas, and Shelton Benjamin defeated Brock Lesnar in a handicap match.

  • Rochester, New York (taped 7/1/03)

    Rey Mysterio defeated Nunzio.

    Chris Benoit and Rhyno defeated the Basham Brothers.

    Billy Gunn beat John Cena when the Undertaker distracted Cena.

    Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamon defeated Tajiri and Eddie Guerrero to become the new tag team champions.Afterwards Eddie took out his frustration on Tajiri.

    A-Train defeated Orlando Jordan.

    Mr.McMahon fired Mr.America after proving he was Hulk Hogan.

    Zach Gowen and Stephanie beat The Big Show when Gowen pinned the Big Show.

  • New York, New York (taped 6/24/03)

    John Cena defeated Orlando Jones

    The Undertaker,Ron Simmons,and Bradshaw defeated the FBI.

    Matt Hardy defeated Rikishi

    Eddie Guerrero and Tajiri defeated Roddy Piper and Sean O'Haire

    Ultimo Dragon defeated Shannon Moore

    Shelton Benjamon,Charlie Haas,and Big Show defeated Brock Lesner,Kurt Angle,and Hoga...I mean Mr.America.

  • San Antonio, Texas (taped 6/17/03)

    - "Unfinished Business" was the order of the night as SmackDown! exploded from San Antonio, Texas! In the case of the Big Show, that meant unleashing his wrath upon WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, as well as Kurt Angle and Mr. America! As for Angle, his unfinished business had to do with returning to the ring for the first time since WrestleMania with a hard-fought win over Charlie Haas.

    - With the ring reinforced after last week's unbelievable match, Big Show and Lesnar collided once again with the WWE Championship on the line. The match came to an end when Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin interfered on Show's behalf, but that was only the beginning of the incredible action.

    - Kurt Angle immediately hit the ring to help out Brock, just as Brock had helped him earlier in the show. But Big Show's fury would not be denied. He viciously chokeslammed Angle, and when Mr. America tried to make his presence felt and bodyslam Show, the star-spangled Superstar received a chokeslam for his troubles as well.

    - Earlier in the night, the former Team Angle hit the ring to verbally run down their one-time leader, and called him out. Refusing to take their insults lying down, Angle challenged either of them to a match, his first since suffering serious neck injuries in his match with Lesnar at WrestleMania. Haas accepted the challenge, and it was on!

    - Kurt proved that he hasn't lost a step during his recovery, delivering an incredible match with the young Haas. In the end, Angle's experience won out, but Shelton Benjamin wasn't impressed, and tried to put the boots to the Olympian after the match was over. That's when Lesnar, Angle's former adversary, hit the ring to defend the man he's developed a hell of a lot of respect for in recent weeks.

    - Poor Zach Gowen was the victim of sadistic head games from Sable and Vince McMahon. This week, that meant Sable pretended to seduce Gowen, only to rebuff his advances at the last minute and cruelly humiliate him. Vince and Sable were pleased, but SmackDown! General Manager Stephanie McMahon was not. Angrier at her father than anyone has ever seen, Stephanie demanded that he leave Zach alone and let him live out his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar.

    - Also on the program, Ron Simmons & Bradshaw reunited to save the Undertaker from another beatdown at the hands of the Full-Blooded Italians. It looks like the APA is back in business! The tournament to establish the first WWE United States Champion was also kicked off, with Chris Benoit defeating tag-team partner Rhyno in an opening match. We're sure this didn't do much to help their strained partnership!

    - Sean O'Haire scored an impressive upset victory over Eddie Guerrero, one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions. Of course, Rowdy Roddy Piper spitting tequila in Eddie's face from ringside didn't hurt! And a special promo was aired announcing the WWE debut of international sensation Ultimo Dragon next week on SmackDown! from Madison Square Garden.

    - Match Results:

    * Undertaker pinned Nunzio after the Last Ride in 3 minutes.
    * In an opening-round match of the United States Championship tournament, Chris Benoit defeated Rhyno by submission with the Crossface after 12:43.
    * In a non-title match, Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio pinned Kanyon with the West Coast Pop at 4:49.
    * Kurt Angle pinned Charlie Haas after an Angle Slam in 9:43.
    * Billy Gunn pinned Jamie Noble as a result of a Famouser after 4:11.
    * Sean O'Haire pinned WWE Tag Team Co-Champion Eddie Guerrero with the Prophecy (modified fireman's carry slam) at 3:12.
    * Brock Lesnar defeated Big Show by disqualification in 7:18 due to outside interference from Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin, to retain the WWE Championship.

  • The 800 Pound Ring Break!

    Cruiserweight Champion, Rey Mysterio, defeated Matt Hardy...Billy Gunn defeated A-Train... The Undertaker defeated Johnny Stamboli...The Basham Brothers defeated Chris Benoit and Rhyno...John Cena defeated Sho Funaki...World Champion, Brock Lesnar, and The Big Show fought to a No Contest.

  • Anaheim, California (taped 6/3/03)

    - Rey Mysterio came into SmackDown! hobbling. The past few months have been physically and mentally challenging for Mysterio. Not only was her seriously injured after a brutal attack by the Big Show. but a groin injury he recently suffered has slowed him down. But Mysterio wouldn't let this hamper his quest to capture WWE gold on Thursday night. In an epic match, Mysterio rolled up Matt Hardy to become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion!

    - Also, Mr. McMahon himself pointed to Zack Gowen as a person who refused to let his physical shortfalls stop him. The WWE Chairman initially called Gowen an American success story, but then Mr. McMahon's sinister side came out. He said that he would give Zack a chance to accomplish his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar. But to do that, he'd have to beat Mr. McMahon in an arm wrestling match next week on SmackDown! "You do look like you have two arms," Mr. McMahon mocked. While he continued to talk trash, Roddy Piper snuck behind Gowen, allowing Vince to push the one-legged teen to the ground in humiliating fashion. To cap off the embarrassing spectacle, Vince mocked Gowen by saying he has as much chance of winning next week's arm wrestling match as a one legged man has in an ass-kicking contest!

    - Kurt Angle felt so pumped up about returning to SmackDown! that he even ordered his theme music played a second time after his entrance so he could lead the crowd in the "You suck!" chant. Angle quickly stated that he intended to become WWE Champion again. In an encounter with Brock Lesnar, he thanked the current champion for his support while in the hospital. Kurt said that Brock had earned his respect and he thanked him for giving him the toughest match of his career at WrestleMania XIX. However, the Big Show earlier had tough words for Kurt, and it appears that Brock, Angle and Big Show may all be on a collision course with the WWE Championship in the middle.

    - As if Mr. McMahon hadn't caused enough trouble with his treatment of Zack Gowen, Vince also targeted his own daughter, Stephanie. Vince told the SmackDown! General Manager that she needed help around the office, and he had hired her a new personal assistant: Sable! Stephanie was clearly unhappy about this decision, but her father dismissed her protests as mere jealousy over Sable's good looks!

    - Match Results:

    * The Undertaker defeated Chuck Palumbo
    * Eddie Guerrero and Tajiri defeated The Basham Brothers
    * John Cena defeated Chris Benoit
    * Rikishi and Torrie Wilson defeated Nidia and Jamie Noble
    * Rey Mysterio defeated Matt Hardy for the Cruiserweight Championship

  • Pensacola, Florida (taped 5/27/03)

    Nidia defeated Torrie Wilson...World Tag Team Champions, Eddie Guerrero and Yoshihiro Tajiri, defeated Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin by Disqualification...Sean O'Haire defeated Chris Benoit...Doug Basham and Danny Basham defeated Rikishi and Brian Kendrick...The Big Show, Chuck Palumbo, and Johnny Stamboli defeated Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker in a handicap match.

  • Greensboro, North Carolina (taped 5/20/03)

    World Tag Team Champions, Eddie Guerrero and Yoshihiro Tajiri, defeated Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas by Disqualification...John Cena defeated Brian Kendrick...Chris Benoit defeated Cruiserweight Champion, Matt Hardy, in a non-title match...Rey Misterio defeated Shannon Moore and Crash Holly in a handicap match...World Champion, Brock Lesnar, defeated Johnny Stamboli...Sean O'Haire defeated Mr. America by Count Out.

  • Baltimore, Maryland (taped 5/13/03)

    Chuck Palumbo defeated Rikishi...Cruiserweight Champion, Matt Hardy, defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri...Chris Benoit defeated John Cena by Disqualification...Shelton Benjamin defeated Eddy Guerrero.

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (taped 5/6/03)

    Eddie Guerrero defeated Cruiserweight Champion, Matt Hardy...Brian Kendrick defeated Jamie Noble...Torrie defeated Dawn Marie...World Tag Team Champions, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas, defeated Rikishi and Yoshihiro Tajiri...Rhyno defeated John Cena...The Big Show and Albert defeated Chris Benoit in a handicap match.

  • Manchester, New Hampshire (taped 4/29/03)

    Eddie and Chavo Guerrero defeated Shannon Moore and Matt Hardy...The Big Show defeated Sho Funaki...Johnny Stamboli and Chuck Pulumbo defeated Rhyno and Chris Benoit...World Tag Team Champions, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas, defeated Aaron Steves and John Walters...Nidia and Dawn Marie defeated Sable and Torrie Wilson.

  • Nashville, Tennessee (taped 4/22/03)

    John Cena defeated Rhyno...Chris Benoit defeated Nunzio...Rey Misterio defeated Crash Holly...Rikishi and Roddy Piper fought to a No Contest...Shelton Benjamin defeated Chavo Guerrero...Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated The Big Show by Count Out...World Champion, Brock Lesnar, defeated A-Train.

  • Norfolk, Virginia (taped 4/15/03)

    A-Train and The Big Show defeated Rey Misterio and Yoshihiro Tajiri...Eddie Guerrero defeated Jaime Noble...Torrie Wilson defeated Nidia. Sable was the special referee...Cruiserweight Champion, Matt Hardy, defeated Brian Kendrick...Nunzio and Nathan Jones fought to a No Contest...John Cena defeated Chris Benoit.

  • Chicago, Illinois (taped 4/8/03)

    - John Cena and Chris Benoit each came out of the semifinal round in the WWE Championship Tournament with wins, pitting them against each other next week on SmackDown! The winner of their match will face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at Backlash! Speaking of Lesnar, just 11 days after suffering a painful concussion while winning the WWE Championship, Brock put down Matt Hardy after reversing a would-be Twist of Fate into an F-5.

    - While Benoit used his mat skills to slip past Rhyno, Cena had a little outside help. The FBI took turns pounding on the Undertaker with the referee caught outside the ring. A final steel chair blow from Nunzio allowed Cena to escape with the pinfall.

    - Their was no escape for Team Angle in their non-title match on SmackDown! The unlikely team of Rey Mysterio and Tajiri upset the Tag Team Champions following a 619 on Charlie Haas!

    - Piper's Pit returned in grand fashion on SmackDown! The first guest was none other than WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. Mr. McMahon and Rowdy Roddy Piper made it perfectly clear that they each hated each other with a passion. But the real fireworks exploded after Mr. McMahon left and Rikishi entered the set with a coconut. Rikishi planned to avenge a vicious attack on his fellow Samoan, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, at Piper's hands several years ago. But the tables were turned when Sean O'Haire burst onto the scene and leveled Rikishi with a vicious clothesline! Piper finished off Rikishi by smashing the coconut across the Samoan's skull!

    - There's still no telling what to make of Sable's infatuation with Torrie Wilson. Is Sable enveloped in jealousy, or are deeper feelings at work? Sable sat at ringside as Torrie and Brian Kendrick defeated Jamie Noble and Nidia, then she waited to wrap Torrie in a towel following the Diva's post-match shower!

    - Match Results:

    * Brock Lesnar defeated Matt Hardy
    * Torrie Wilson and Brian Kendrick defeated Jamie Noble and Nidia
    * Chris Benoit defeated Rhyno to advance to WWE Championship Tournament final
    * Rey Mysterio and Tajiri defeated Team Angle
    * Nathan Jones defeated Bill DeMott
    * John Cena defeated the Undertaker to advance to WWE Championship Tournament final

  • Spokane, Washington(taped 4/1/03)

    - Hulk Hogan may have walked out of WrestleMania XIX with a win, but it appears that it's Mr. McMahon who's enjoying the last laugh in this heated two-decade old rivalry.

    - On SmackDown!, the WWE Chairman appeared to accept his defeat graciously by calling Hogan to the ring and shaking his hand. But you can never trust Vince. On his way back up the ramp, he turned and delivered some shocking news to the Hulkster. Vince vowed that Hogan would never wrestle another match. He declared that he would pay Hogan to sit at home for the duration of his contract. Doing so will keep Hogan from ever appearing in front of his Hulkamaniacs and forcing Hulkamania to die a slow, painful death! a red-faced Hogan attempted to get his hands on his nemesis once more, but Vince arranged for a ring of security personnel to guard him. All Hogan could do was get into a limo with his son and Jimmy Hart and drive away from Vince's taunts.

    - Although one Superstar appears to have departed from WWE, two others are back in. Rowdy Roddy Piper will bring back his famed "Piper's Pit" show starting next week. Plus, the live crowd was visibly shocked when Sable made her way to the ring during Torrie Wilson's coming out party to celebrate her appearance in Playboy Magazine! Sable, the first WWE Diva to appear in Playboy, said many people don't believe there's room on SmackDown! for both her and Torrie. However, Sable thinks the two of them will become good friends. She finished by planting a seductive yet seemingly indecent kiss on Torrie's lips!

    - Their incredible match at WrestleMania XIX certainly took its toll on Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle. According to SmackDown! General Manager Stephanie McMahon, Angle will miss as much as two months due to neck and knee injuries. Brock Lesnar suffered a severe concussion and will return next week. In the meantime, Stephanie arranged a three week tournament to decide who will face Brock for the title at Backlash. This week, the Undertaker, John Cena, Chris Benoit and Rhyno all advanced to the semifinal round.

    - Brock has some competition to deal with upon his return, however. Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy challenged Lesnar to a Champion vs. Champion Match next week on SmackDown! Will Lesnar take on Mattitude? Tune in to SmackDown! next week to find out!

    - Match Results:

    * The Undertaker defeated Rey Mysterio to advance to the WWE Championship Tournament Semifinals
    * Brian Kendrick defeated Jamie Noble
    * Chris Benoit defeated A-Train to advance to the WWE Championship Tournament Semifinals
    * John Cena defeated Eddie Guerrero to advance to the WWE Championship Tournament Semifinals
    * Team Angle defeated Funaki & Tajiri
    * Rhyno defeated Big Show to advance to the WWE Championship Tournament Semifinals

  • San Jose, California(taped 3/25/03)

    Matt Hardy and Shannon Moore defeated Rey Mysterio and Brian Kendrick...Eddy Guerrero defeated Charlie Haas...Torrie Wilson defeated Nidia...The Big Show and A-Train defeated Chirs Benoit and Rhyno by Disqualification...Chavo Guerrero defeated Shelton Benjamin...John Cena defeated Rikishi.

  • Louisville, Kentucky(taped 3/18/03)

    Rhyno defeated Charlie Haas...Eddie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero, and Rikishi defeated Chuck Palumbo, Nunzio, and Johnny Stamboli...Rey Misterio defeated Jamie Noble...The Undertaker defeated Bill Demott...Brian Kendrick defeated Shannon Moore...Chris Benoit defeated Shelton Benjamin.

  • Pittsburgh, PA (taped 3/11/03)

    - Paul Heyman wasn't at ringside, but that didn't stop Kurt Angle from devising an insidious plan to defeat Brock Lesnar on SmackDown! The Olympic gold medalist used a look-alike to do his dirty work for him.

    - Angle, who sported a red hooded sweatshirt, must have slipped out of the ring during Brock Lesnar's entrance. Someone who looked nearly identical to Angle took his place and got the beating of a lifetime. Brock seemed to have finished off "Kurt" with an F-5 and went for the pinfall when he realized that something was amiss. He bolted to his feet and went on alert, but was still caught off guard by the real Angle, who rolled the challenger up for the pinfall!

    - Angle immediately fled the scene while Brock tracked down the imposter. Brock vented his rage on the fake champion, even sending him crashing into the steel ring post with an F-5!

    - Team Angle was up to no good all night. Earlier in the evening, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas thought they were pretty smart to break up a match that pitted Rhyno and Chris Benoit against Los Guerreros. The winner of that contest was to be given a title shot against Team Angle. But the no-contest that resulted by the champs' interference prompted Stephanie McMahon to put all three teams in the ring at WrestleMania in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship!

    - Mr. McMahon was more direct in dealing with his WrestleMania opponent, Hulk Hogan. Although the Hulkster was not in the arena, Mr. McMahon sent him a message. Vince said that after WrestleMania he will be devastated because he'll have killed his own creation: Hulkamania. Later, it was announced that Vince and Hulk will meet next week on SmackDown! to sign the contract that will make their WrestleMania showdown official!

    - In other action, Matt Hardy issued a challenge to any cruiserweight who wanted to get in the ring with him. To Hardy's surprise a competitor with a penguin masked entered the ring and gave him a workout. During the course of their frenetic match, the mask came off to reveal that Brian Kendrick as the challenger! When things started to turn against Matt, Shannon Moore pulled him from the ring and Kendrick was granted a win by a count out!

    - As promised, Torrie Wilson revealed the scorching hot cover of her on Playboy Magazine! If the cover is any indication (and it most definitely is!) the inside pages will be very revealing! Speaking of which, Sean O'Haire pulled Dawn Marie aside on SmackDown! and convinced the Diva that Torrie Wilson didn't have to be the only one to bare all. Dawn wowed the live crowd in Pittsburgh by opening up her blouse in the middle of the ring!

    - Match Results:

    * Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin defeated Rey Mysterio and Billy Kidman
    * Rikishi defeated Chuck Palumbo
    * Big Show and A-Train defeated Tajiri and Funaki
    * Rhyno and Chris Benoit fought Los Guerreros to a No Contest
    * Brian Kendrick defeated Matt Hardy by countout
    * Kurt Angle defeated Brock Lesnar

  • Bridgeport, Conn. (taped 3/4/03)

    Rey Misterio defeated Jamie Knoble and Tajiri in a three-way match...Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero defeated Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli...Cruiserweight Champion, Matt Hardy, defeated Billy Kidman...The Undertaker defeated A-Train by Disqualification...Rhyno and Chris Benoit defeated World Tag Team Champions, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas, in a non-title match...Brock Lesnar defeated Paul Heyman in a steel cage match.

  • Ontario, Canada (taped 2/25/03)

    Sho Funaki and Torrie Wilson defeated Jamie Noble and Nidia...Eddy Guerrero defeated Nunzio...Chris Benoit and Rhyno defeated Matt Hardy and Shannon Moore...Chuck Palumbo defeated Rikishi by Disqualification...World Champion, Kurt Angle, defeated Brian Kendrick...Brock Lesnar defeated World Tag Team Champions, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas, in a handicap match.

  • Indianapolis, Indiana (taped 2/18/03)

    Chris Benoit defeated A-Train...Rikishi defeated Johnny Stomboli...Matt Hardy and Shannon Moore defeated Rey Mysterio and Billy Kidman...Nidia defeated Torrie Wilson in a paddle-on-a-pole match...Brock Lesnar defeated Charlie Haas...Brock Lesnar defeated Shelton Benjamin...Brock Lesnar defeated World Champion, Kurt Angle, by Disqualification.

  • Bakersfield, CA(taped 2/11/03)

    Charlie Haas defeated Edge...Rikishi and Nunzio fought to a No Contest...Rey Misterio defeated Matt Hardy...Chris Benoit defeated A-Train...Shelton Benjamin defeated Eddie Guerrero...Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie in a Bra and Panties match...Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena.

  • Philadelphia, PA(taped 2/4/03)

    Rey Misterio defeated Jamie Knoble...Rikishi defeated Nunzio...Cruiserweight Champion, Billy Kidman, defeated Matt Hardy...Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas defeated Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero to win the World Tag Team Titles...A-Train defeated Shannon Moore...World Champion, Kurt Angle, defeated Chris Benoit.

  • Green Bay, Wisc. (taped 1/28/03)

    - Just one week after Hulk Hogan made his jaw-dropping return to SmackDown!, Mr. McMahon unveiled his own huge surprise. The WWE Chairman declared that he would not be facing Hogan at No Way Out, but The Rock will!

    - Although he was not in Green Bay, Wisc., The Rock appeared live on SmackDown! via satellite. The Great One stated that the showdown at No Way Out will be one to remember, saying that in one corner will stand the greatest Superstar to ever enter the ring, and in the other: Hulk Hogan!

    - Team Angle earned the opportunity to take home more WWE gold next week. Kurt Angle's understudies Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin became the No. 1 contenders to WWE Tag Team Champions Los Guerreros by defeating Edge and Chris Benoit. Of Course, Benjamin was able to get the pinfall on Benoit after Angle knocked the Crippler out cold with a shot from the WWE Championship!

    - The Undertaker demanded to face the Big Show on SmackDown!, but Paul Heyman's craftiness got in the way. Heyman said the Big Show had a message to deliver to the Dead Man, and he sent it by singing telegram! Heyman recruited Brian Kendrick, a Shawn Michaels trainee who will do anything to make his way into WWE, to cajole the Undertaker in the ring. But all Kendrick got was a Last Ride for his trouble!

    - One half of the Tag Team Champions saw action on SmackDown! as Eddie Guerrero defeated John Cena. Shannon Moore's woes continued with a loss to Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman. After the match, Matt Hardy lashed out at the champ by hitting him with two Twists of Fate!

    - Match Results:

    * A-Train defeated Rey Mysterio
    * Eddie Guerrero defeated John Cena
    * Billy Kidman defeated Shannon Moore
    * Bill DeMott defeated Rikishi
    * Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin defeated Edge and Chris Benoit

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  • Albany, New York (taped 1/21/03)

    .. Chris Benoit defeated Charlie Haas

    ... Notorious D.O.G. (Redd Dog) defeated "B2" Bull Buchanan

    ... Rikishi over Bill DeMott

    ... The Undertaker defeated A-Train

    ... Edge defeated Sheldon Benjamin

    ... Nunzio defeated Shannon Moore

    ... World Champion, Kurt Angle, defeated Rey Mysterio.

  • Meadowlands, New Jersey (taped 1/12/03)

    Natch #1: Eddie & Chavo Guerrero vs John Cena & B2
    Match #2: Rikishi vs Bill DeMott
    Match #3: Nunzio vs Tajiri
    Match #4: Brock Lesnar & Rey Mysterio vs A-Train & The Big Show
    Match #5: Funaki vs Matt Hardy
    Match #6: Chris Benoit & Edge vs Kurt Angle, Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin.

  • Tucson, Arizona (taped 1/7/03)

    The Big Show defeated Rikishi...John Cena defeated Chavo Guerrero...Cruiserweight Champion, Billy Kidman, defeated Matt Hardy...Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Jamie Noble...Charlie Haas defeated Edge...Chris Benoit defeated Shelton Benjamin by Disqualification...Bill DeMott defeated Shannon Moore...Eddie Guerrero defeated "B-2" Bull Buchanan...Brock Lesnar defeated A-Train.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico (live)

    John Cena defeated Rikishi...Bill DeMott defeated Chuck Palumbo...Cruiserweight Champion, Billy Kidman, defeated Eddie Guerrero...Chris Benoit and Edge defeated R.C. Haas and Shelton Benjamin...Little Nunzio defeated Crash Holly...Brock Lesnar defeated Matt Hardy.

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