Phew just got back from NEC! Personally I thought SmackDown was more enjoyable than Raw! There were more things to focus on rather than just building the show around one match…like Raw did!
(1)Basham Brothers beat Scotty 2 Hotly and Shannon Moore
Not a bad opener! Scotty got a huge pop especially with the worm. Doug rolled Scotty up with a handful of tights to win the match!
Funaki and Nunzio beat Kidman and Akio
Good high flying match. Funaki gets the pin fall over Kidman with the tornado DDT
(3) Orlando Jordan beat Charlie Haas
Pretty boring! Not a lot to say really!
Fatal Four Way, John Cena Vs Rene Dupree & Eddie/Rey Vs MNM is advertised on screen for tonight!
(1) Carlito’s Cabana with Kurt Angle!
Carlito got a good pop which turned to boos after he was going on about how uncool England is! Apparently we’re uncool because we Brits think Charles and Camilla are cool???? Hmmm don’t think so Carlito!
Angle came out and with Carlito was dissing England. William Regal’s first ever music hits and a British guy called Dave Lewington comes out to challenge Angle! Angle tells him where to go and attacks him from behind!
(2) Chavo Guerrero beats Paul London via count out!
London showed some great high flying technique! Chavo throws him off the top turnbuckle and London hits his face on the ring post! London is knocked out and loses the match! Chavo tries to take title belt but referee reminds him he can’t win title by count out! He returns to ring and hits his finishing move on London and leaves with to boos!
JBL segment backstage where he disses John Cena and goes on about giving credibility to the WWE title! Big Show turns up and punks him out!
Backstage segment with Eddie and Rey. Rey seems bitter as Eddie tries to make up. Chavo turns up to stir things but Eddie cuts him off and makes another speech on how he loves Rey and how he’s family! Rey gets up and shows appreciation and tells Chavo to get lost!
(2) Eddie and Rey Vs MNM for Tag Team Championship
During the match Rey goes for a cross body block, misses Mercury and hits Eddie! Eddie gets pissed and starts to walk off! He eventually returns after fans start to cheer him. However he refuses to tag in when has opportunity. MNM hit their finishing on Rey and easily retain their titles! Eddie just stands there watching while MNM continue to do a number on Rey resulting in them throwing him into the ring steps. Eddie just watches and walks off after the beating!
Daily Star girls appear saying welcome to SmackDown in Birmingham etc.
Backstage with Booker T and Sharmell his wife! She preps him for the match until Heidenreich appears! Heidenreich tells him how he wrote a poem. Poem is about the fatal four way and how Booker is going to win! Booker and Sharmell give their approval and as did the NEC crowd! Heidenreich gets all happy due to making…one….no TWO FRIENDS!!!
(3) Matt Morgan Vs Mikey Whiplash
Morgan takes the mic and stutters but then easily beats his opponent, Mikey Whiplash! Waste of time…proper Bubba Ray Dudley rip off!
(4) John Cena Vs Rene Dupree
Rene takes the mic and goes on about how France is better than England! Cena’s music interrupts! Good back and forth match with Cena picking up the win with an F-U! Cena then runs into the crowd celebrating with the fans! Came touching distance in front of me!
Advert for John Cena’s new music video “bad bad man”…world premiere next week on SmackDown! A-Team theme in video with Cena dressed as Hannibal
(5) Fatal Four way Elimination match!
Big show dominates which leads to all 3 of them ganging up on him! They finally eliminate him by sending him crashing through the announcer’s table.
Angle eliminates Booker T with a help of a steel chair!
Angle is in control of the match and holds off the Basham’s who try to interfere. However he can’t do anything about Booker T returning and gaining some revenge by cracking the chair over Angle’s head! JBL crawls over for the win and a title shot!
Tony Chimel thanks us for turning up.
JBL returns to the ring to say how great he is and how great USA is! He finally tells us to remember that whoever we vote for in elections…the man will only be George Bush’s poodle!
Overall more enjoyable than Raw!