Before the show, there was a large thunderstorm and people standing outside waiting to get in got soaked.
Before the taping, a woman came to the ring and put a monitor, snacks, water and Gatorade under the ring apron. Expect a Hornswoggle appearance.
Then, they tested lightning graphics on the announcer’s monitors, presumably for an Undertaker segment.
The opening dark bout is Deuce and Domino versus Jesse and Festus. Crowd chants for Festus half way through.. Really.
SmackDown! begins with a recap of last week’s wedding. There is emphasis on ’till death do you part.’ Vince is backstage with Vicky Guerrero.
It’s announced The Undertaker will take on Mark Henry later tonight.
Torrie Wilson versus Victoria opens SmackDown. Torrie lost to Victoria with help from the ropes. A new blonde debuted and dismantled Torrie.
MVP hits the ring. A group of partiers are already there. They’re drinking champaign. Its the VIP lounge. He talks about Teddy Long. Matt Hardy comes with a bottle for MVP. Hardy says MVP is his homey and put together a video highlighting MVP’s accomplishments. Hardy toasted to his friendship with MVP. It ended with Hardy setting up Kane vs. MVP later on tonight.
Michael Cole and JBL interview Batista about his strategy for the PPV. He says he is ready to lash out.
There’s a new promo for Taker. It says “Don’t be afraid….Be terrified. The time is now.”
MVP vs. Kane sees a lot of false finishes. It was an enjoyable match. MVP is disqualified after a low blow.
They aired a diva Search video. This just in….it still sucks.
Next was an in-ring interview with JBL and Rey-Rey. Rey tells Layfield to put up or shut up. Bradshaw pushes Rey and gets a 619. Finlay lays out Rey and leaves JBL and Rey lying in the ring.
Backstage, Vicky tells Mini-Mac that he has to forfeit his championship for his own safety. He leaves, depressed.
Jamie Noble vs. Shannon Moore. People are using this for the bathroom break. Noble wins, nobody cares.
Undertaker signs hang it front of the screens. He’s due out next.
Next week is the Great Khali vs. Rey. Hearing his promo live was worth the price of admission.
Mark Henry vs. Undertaker was the main event. Takes goes old school into a bear hug into the corner. Henry reverses a choke slam. Taker was in the ropes but reverses. Choke slam! Taker gets the clean pin in a quick match. Druids enter and take Henry out on their shoulders as UT looks on. Undertaker signals for the belt and takes his leave.
The announcers leave and ring crew comes in. ECW live is next.