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WWE Smackdown! Results – 2/3/06
WWE Smackdown! Opener:
Smackdown! opened up with video stills from this past Sunday s Royal Rumble with Kurt Angle retaining his WWE Championship against Mark Henry, and then being confronted by the Undertaker. The fireworks then went off in the arena for the start of the show as Michael Cole and Tazz welcome us to Smackdown! Tonight, Chris Benoit faces Booker T for the United States Title, and Kurt Angle teams with Rey Mysterio to face Mark Henry and Randy Orton!
In the arena:
The music of Theodore Long hit in the arena as he made his way to the ring as the General Manager of Smackdown. Long got on the mic and said last Sunday night, the Royal Rumble was full of surprises. The Undertaker surprised Kurt Angle after a successful title defense against Mark Henry and made an official challenge, and therefore at No Way Out we will see one of the biggest matches in Smackdown history when Kurt Angle defends his WWE Championship against the Undertaker! Another surprise was the winner of the Royal Rumble itself. Long then introduces us to the ultimate underdog and the man who started at number two and survived 29 other superstars, the man who dedicated his performance to Eddie Guerrero&a large Eddie chant started up as the man who won the Royal Rumble and who will go on to compete for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania, Rey Mysterio! Rey made his way down the aisle in a low rider and was given a great reaction by the crowd. Rey embraced Long and then took the mic. The fans chanted Eddie, Eddie and Rey says he wants to say one thing, thank you Eddie! Rey said Eddie will always live in his heart and he hopes he made him proud, and he hopes he makes him even more proud when he goes to WrestleMania and wins the World Heavyweight Championship! Rey says he has to admit that he don t change, and he got him by making him being number two, he bets he was laughing his head off. The music of the Legend Killer then hit as Randy Orton made his way down the aisle.
Orton got on the mic and the crowd booed. Orton said they Rey is right, Eddie was laughing his ass off, but he wasn t laughing with you, he was laughing at you! Orton said he knows as well as Eddie knows, and all the people know that Rey is in no position to be in the main event at WrestleMania. Orton said there must have been some sort of divine intervention because there is no way in hell that Rey would have won on his own. Rey said intervention or not, he is the one who tossed Orton over the top rope. Orton said that in this ring, in a wrestling match, he would own Rey. He would beat and destroy him like that. Orton said as lightening can t strike twice, he challenges Rey. The fans chanted you suck towards Orton and Rey said he s glad he s not the only person who thinks Orton sucks. Orton said he challenges Rey for his main event spot at WrestleMania. Orton asked why Rey was hesitating, and to answer him. The fans chanted Eddie, Eddie as Rey looked up to the skies. Orton said that Rey is looking to the heavens for Eddie, but Eddie ain t in heaven, Eddie s down there, in hell! Rey then gave Orton a low blow and hammered away at Orton and Rey is incensed. Referee s hit the ring to break things up but Rey wouldn t stop his assault on Orton. Orton bailed the outside as the referee s held Rey down. That comment was tasteless to say the least.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Referee: Jim Korderas
Super Crazy and Psicosis vs. MNM (c)
The music of MNM hit in the arena as Nitro and Mercury made their way to the ring led by Melina as the WWE Tag Team Champions, and they will be defending against Super Crazy and Psicosis, the Mexicools!
Nitro attacked Psicosis from behind and grabbed a side headlock and then nailed a shoulder block. Psicosis came back with a monkey flip and then applied a side headlock of his own. Nitro went for a monkey flip but Psicosis stomped him and tagged in Crazy. The Mexicools hit a double team slam and then a leg drop / senton combo. Crazy knocked Mercury off the apron and then sent Nitro to the ropes but Mercury pulled him to the outside. Psicosis hit a springboard moonsault on both members and then Crazy dived over the referee to the outside on everyone as we go to commercial!
Back on Smackdown and Psicosis went for a splash in the corner on Nitro but Mercury pulled him out of the way. Psicosis was sent to the outside as Mercury tagged in. Mercury hit a suplex on Psicosis for a two count. Mercury sent Psicosis hard to the corner and tagged in Nitro who stomped away at Psicosis in the corner. Mercury tagged back in and they hit a double back elbow on Psicosis. Mercury distracted the referee and Melina locked in a headscissors on Psicosis! Mercury hit a back breaker and covered for another two count.
Nitro tagged back in and they worked over Psicosis in the corner and then Nitro hit some forearms to the lower back. Nitro locked in a surfboard but Psicosis fought out and then Nitro sent him hard to the corner. Psicosis fought out and knocked Mercury off the apron and almost got the tag but Nitro drove him back to the corner and tagged in his partner. Mercury hit another back breaker for a two count and Melina got on the apron to complain to the referee. Mercury went for a neckbreaker but Psicosis shoved him off into Melina and then hit a spinning heel kick. Nitro checked on Melina s ankle and Psicosis made the tag.
Crazy hit a missile dropkick on Mercury and a springboard dropkick to knock Nitro off the apron. Crazy hit a tilt a whirl backbreaker on Mercury and then a standing moonsault for a near fall! Crazy nailed a tornado DDT and covered but Nitro broke the fall. Psicosis came in for some of Nitro as Crazy went up top for the moonsault but Melina came on the apron and nailed Crazy in the head with her boot and Mercury rolled into a cover and MNM get the win!
Winners and still WWE Tag Team Champions, MNM
Booker T is backstage with Sharmell and he s talking about his injury and that he can t compete tonight. Long comes in and Sharmell said his injury was aggravated in the Royal Rumble and he can t compete tonight. Long said the three of them can get along and wants to compromise. Long told Booker to pick a substitute to face Chris Benoit and if his substitute loses tonight, Chris Benoit will be the new United States Champion! Booker and Sharmell were not happy as Long left.
In the arena:
JBL is in the ring and says that he is a wrestling god and he doesn t belong in the ring with a monster or a freak named the Boogeyman. He is in the same line as Lou Thesz, jack Brisco and Mil Mascaras. He is a wrestler and deserves to be in a wrestling ring. He is sick of being stuck in cage matches with people who don t belong in this ring, and just because they have the look, to get a rub off of him. He said you put anybody in the ring with him and make them a star. He said he isn t wrestling any more freaks or monsters, just because WWE knows you can put him in the ring with a broomstick because he is a wrestling god! The music of Bobby Lashley then hit as he made his way out of his match, and JBL is none too happy that he is being interrupted by this next match.
Referee: Charles Robinson
Bobby Lashley vs. Chad Dick
Lashley stood his ground and JBL isn t happy as Lashley s opponent made his way to the ring. JBL left the ring as the Dick s made their way to the ring.
Chad attacked Lashley from behind and kicked away at him, and then hit a nice dropkick. Lashley came back with a sick belly to back overhead. James Dick came in and he went to work on him with some throws and then sent Chad to the corner hard. Lashley nailed Chad Dick with the Dominator for the three count and the victory.
Winner – Bobby Lashley
JBL is behind Lashley and then exploded on him with the Clothesline From Hell! JBL mocked Lashley and he is furious! Lashley got up after a few seconds and stared down JBL as we cut backstage.
A couple of juniors are shown backstage and one of them wants a drink out of the water fountain but can t reach it and the other junior had to help him up.
No Way Out:
The World Heavyweight Title will be defended as Kurt Angle squares off with the Undertaker.
In the arena:
Darkness filled the arena as the music of the Undertaker hit! Smoke filled the entrance way as he made his way down to the ring, and he will face Kurt Angle for the World Heavyweight Championship at No Way Out! The Undertaker got on the mic as the crowd cheered the Deadman. The Undertaker said that the time is drawing near for Kurt Angle, and there s no way out. He said that Angle possesses the one thing he desires, the World Heavyweight Championship. The music of Kurt Angle then hit as he made his way to the ring as the World Heavyweight Champion! Angle got face to face with the Undertaker and said that he needs to make one thing clear, the Undertaker has proven time and time again to be unstoppable, but he s proven time and time again to be the best in the world. Taker makes people scream, but he makes people tap. The Undertaker may be the Phenom, but he s a wrestling machine. They don t have much in common, but when that bell rings, Angle doesn t have a soul either. He said at No Way Out, he doesn t plan in resting in piece, he plans on breaking his ankle in pieces! The Undertaker said he has no doubt that Angle s intentions are truthful, but there is one reality not even Angle can escape; at No Way Out, you will rest in piece! The arena filled with darkness and then a purple light filled the ring and the Undertaker has disappeared! Angle wondered where the hell he d gone as we go to commercial.
Referee: Chris Kay
Tzuki vs. Octagoncito
It s time for Junior action as Tzuki made his way to the ring for action with Octagoncito.
The two locked up and Octagoncito hammered at the back of Tzuki. Tzuki then sent him to the outside and hit a cannonball through the bottom rope. Back in the ring and Tzuki was given a drop two hold. Octagoncito gave Tzuki a press slam and then a body slam. Octagoncito went to the middle rope and hit an elbow drop. Octagoncito missed a splash in the corner and Tzuki hit a dropkick and then a nice arm drag. Tzuki climbed up the referee in the corner and then went for a sunset flip and got him over for two. Tsuki then hit a cross body off the top and then an arm drag into a roll up for the victory!
Winner – Tzuki
Benoit is backstage warming up and Kennedy comes in. Kennedy asks Benoit what s up and said he s run into a string of bad luck. It was a tough break when he lost the best of seven, and when he lost the Royal Rumble Match, and his chances of a title shot at WrestleMania are zero. Kennedy said he knows who Booker s replacement is tonight and that will be the toughest break of all. Benoit said he doesn t give a damn who Booker has chosen to be his replacement, and the next time Kennedy gets this close to Benoit, the only tough break that will happen will be his arm. Benoit punched him in the arm and smiled as we go to commercial.
United States Championship Match
Referee: Jim Korderas
Chris Benoit vs. Finlay
The music of Chris Benoit hit in the arena as he made his way to the ring for his shot at the United States Championship. Booker T is not cleared to wrestle, so he gets to pick a replacement to wrestle for him tonight. Sharmell s music hit as she introduced her man, and the undisputed United States Champion, Booker T! Booker then introduced his substitute, a man who loves to fight and a brawler of all brawlers, Finlay!
Finlay and Benoit got into a shoving match and then the two locked up. Finlay backed Benoit to the corner and gave him a shot to the chest as Booker joined Cole and Tazz on commentary. Finlay worked over Benoit with an elbow to the face and then a stiff bodyslam. Benoit fought back with some stiff chops and then Finlay tackled him to the ground and applied a keylock. Benoit came back with a takedown but Finlay nailed some right hands to the head. Finlay kicked Benoit hard, and then hit a legdrop to the sternum for two.
Finlay locked in an arm bar and Benoit escaped with shots to the head. Benoit stomped away at Finlay and gave him some hard chops in the corner. Finlay came back with some uppercuts and then dragged Benoit to the apron and slammed him face first into the apron. Back in the ring and Finlay delivered a headbutt and then Benoit rallied with more chops and right hands. Benoit sent Finlay face first to the corner and then Finlay nailed another uppercut. Finlay hit some elbow drops and then locked in a rear chin lock.
Benoit escaped and nailed the triple German s and then headed up top. Booker distracted Benoit and Finlay hit a shoulder in the corner and then a short arm clothesline. Finlay hit another shoulder to the mid section and then Benoit snapped on an arm bar looking for the Crossface. Booker distracted the referee and Sharmell got on the ring with his crutch and nailed Benoit in the back and the referee called for the bell.
Winner by disqualification, Chris Benoit, and still United States Champion, Booker T
Benoit went after Sharmell and Finlay stopped him and then Booker took over with some stomps as Finlay held him. Benoit looked in pain as Booker, Sharmell and Finlay made their way to the back.
Backstage is Kristal with Mark Henry and Daivari. She asked him about losing the title match to Kurt Angle. Daivari said a steel chair and a steel turnbuckle beat Mark Henry. Daivari sent Kristal away and said tonight the World s Strongest Man is teaming with the Legend Killer to take on Angle and Mysterio. He said he s taken care of Mysterio twice, and they will finish Kurt Angle tonight for good.
Booker is shown backstage thanking Finlay and laughing with Sharmell. The Boogeyman then came in the room behind the two of them and started to laugh. Booker and Sharmell wondered what the noise was and then turned around and started to scream! I m the Boogeyman, and I m coming to getcha!
Josh Mathews is backstage with the new Cruiserweight Champion, Gregory Helms. Helms said that he IS the Cruiserweight Division, and it hasn t seen a superstar of his calibre since he was last here. He said there is no one here to make him break a sweat. Nunzio comes in and says he has some advice. He said a guy like him comes into his town talking that like, and he would probably get his leg broken. Helms said there is no one here man enough to do that to him. Nunzio challenged Helms for next week, and Helms agreed and told Nunzio to forget about it. Nunzio says he plans on leaving the new Cruiserweight Champion and it s not forget about it, it s fuhgetaboutit!
William Regal, Paul Burchill, Theodore Long and Palmer Canon are shown backstage. Canon said he will handle this and said that it has come to his attention that they would no longer want to be a tag team. Canon said Regal traces back to royalty and Burchill traces back to&pirates. Canon didn t understand and Burchill talked about his ancestry and being related to Black Beard. Canon said this is going to be huge!
Referee: Nick Patrick
Mark Henry and Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio and Kurt Angle
The music of Mark Henry hit in the arena as he made his way to the ring with Daivari, and he will be teaming with Randy Orton here tonight against Rey Mysterio and the World Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle!
Back on Smackdown and we are set to get underway with Orton and Angle. Orton points to Mysterio and wants him in the match. Angle tagged in Mysterio and we are underway. Rey hit some right hands on Orton in the corner and then stomped away at him. Orton came back throwing Rey into the middle turnbuckle. Rey hit a double boot to the face and then hit a headscissors to send Orton over the top to the outside. Rey followed up with a seated senton onto Orton on the outside. Rey sent Orton back inside and then headed up top but Orton crotched him.
Orton picked up Rey and tagged in Mark Henry who stomped at Mysterio. Henry gave Rey a slam and then stood on his head. Henry choked Rey and then stood on Rey s chest with all his weight. Henry nailed a headbutt and then tagged Orton back in. Orton nailed a huge knee drop and then locked in a neck vice as the fans chanted We Want Angle! Henry tagged back in and stomped Rey in the chest before covering for two. Henry hammered the back of Mysterio and then choked him over the middle rope. Henry stood right on the chest of Rey again and then tagged Orton into the match. Orton mocked Rey and Rey fought back with shots to the gut but then got nailed with a standing dropkick for two. Orton sent Rey to the corner but missed a charge and went shoulder first to the ring post. Mysterio tagged in Angle as Orton tagged Henry. Angle nailed some right hands and then an uppercut. Henry missed a splash in the corner and Angle caught him in the Ankle Lock! Henry kicked Angle off to the outside and Angle came back in with the Angle Slam!
Angle locked in the Ankle Lock again and then Orton came in and was given a drop toe hold and then the Ankle Lock but then Mark Henry gave Angle a low blow as Daivari distracted the referee! Orton tagged in and nailed a knee drop to Angle and then choked him in the corner with his knee. Angle fought back with right hands but Orton hit a forearm and then a knee to the mid section. Henry tagged back in and stomped on Angle before choking him over the middle rope. Henry hit a big headbutt and then picked Angle up and dropped him over the top rope before knocking him outside. Henry followed out and sent Angle shoulder first into the steps and then tossed him back into the ring. Orton tagged in and he hit a nice uppercut. The two traded uppercuts and then Orton raked the eyes and locked in a rear naked choke. The fans got behind Angle and he fought up and gave Orton a nice German suplex. Angle tagged in Rey who hit a seated senton to Orton.
Rey nailed a bulldog and then hammered away at the Legend Killer but then ate a clothesline. Orton picked Rey up but he fell out the back and nailed the 619 but then Henry nailed Rey. Angle knocked Henry off the apron and shoved him into the ring post on the outside. Angle then chased Daivari through the crowd and Mark Henry followed! Orton and Mysterio are left in the ring and Orton hit an uppercut and then sent Rey to the corner but Rey hit a back elbow and then went to the second rope and went for a victory roll but Orton sat down on it and pinned Mysterio for the victory!
Winners – Randy Orton and Mark Henry
Orton celebrated his win and got back on the microphone. He said Rey can t beat him, and has about much a chance of winning the World Title at WrestleMania than Eddie Guerrero does coming back to life. Orton tossed the microphone back into the ring as the crowd booed and Rey looked upset. Rey said Orton wants to challenge him for his WrestleMania title shot? On behalf of Eddie Guerrero, you re on Randy! Orton looked pleased as Smackdown! went off the air.