The crowd was pretty good and stayed into the event all night long even though the arena was not even close to being full, a good third of the very top section was tarped off. The first match of the night was of course a dark match, this show had two dark matches, one done by a Smackdown ref and another by a ECW ref, so I guess both shows have their own.
Chuck Palumbo def. Daivari
Some Guy def. Funaki
Next It was Time For Smackdown!
JBL & Cole both came down to JBL’s theme, and after that it was to the opening video package, no opening pyro or nothing (WHICH SUCKED!)
Boogeyman w/ Little Boogeyman def. William Regal w/ Dave Taylor (via / D.Q.)
Teddy Long came on the screen talking about how it was an honor to be in the presence of a “Hall Of Famer” and then they showed Dusty Rhodes. Rhodes was there trying out for the GM’s Assistant job but turned it down when he found out it was just as an assistant.
Brian Kendrick w/ Paul London def. Domino w/ Deuce & Cherry
Matt Hardy def. Mr. Kennedy
Batista came out and cut a promo, talking about how he thought about walking away from it all after loosing the belt but he just couldn’t do it, and that he will get his revenge and his belt.
Teddy Long came back up on the screen, this time however it was with MVP, MVP was complaining about how he deserves another shot at the U.S. title, but instead Long booked for the nights main event, MVP vs. Kane! Winner gets a shot at Benoit for the U.S. Title.
Crew then set up a stage with candles that took about five minutes of work just for Maryse to do five seconds of talking and introduced the next match.
Gregory Helms def. Jimmy Wang Yang
Undertaker came on the screen and cut a promo on Batista where he announced next week on Smackdown, Undertaker vs. Batista
The lights go out while a video package plays during which time a group of guys come running down to the ring and you can easily tell Hornswoggle is in between them and gets under the ring.
Finlay def. The Miz (via Count Out)
The announcer announced that the next match was the main event, and then we would be going live on Sci-Fi for ECW!, Followed by Finlay vs. Batista!
Crew set the candle stage back up for Maryse again, only for her to again do five seconds of talking to announce the main event next.
MVP def. Kane
Didn’t stay around for the dark match so I don’t know who won between Batista vs. Finlay but I do know that I never so Hornswoggle return to the back after Finlay’s first match so….
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