The following is an excerpt from an article on WWE.com, which looks at Michael Cole’s favorite SmackDown! memories in honor of the show approaching its’ 500th episode this Friday night.
“They had a number of extremely memorable matches on SmackDown,” Cole says of Undertaker locking horns with Batista, a rivalry he considers SmackDown’s defining moment in terms of what it did for the Superstars and the show as a whole. “It put the show on the map because it involved one of the biggest legends of this business, Undertaker. It helped make Batista the Superstar he is today. And the attention it put on SmackDown showed how much the show had grown and come full circle. I think it made us the best show in WWE at the time.”
Check out the full article at: http://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/smackdown500/colesmackdownmemories