Thanks to Billy Krotchsen for providing live calls for play-by-play coverage from the Smackdown taping at the MCI Center in Washington, DC:

Dark Match:

*WWE Cruiserweight champion Gregory Helms defeated Jimmy Yang. Yang was back to doing his cowboy gimmick.


*Batista pinned Sylvan in under a minute.

*Sylvester Turkay defeated Scotty Too Hotty.

*WWE United States champion Finlay vs. Bobby Lashley was announced for later tonight.

*Kristal was interviewing WWE Tag Team champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick when they were attacked by KC James and Idol Stevens.

*Ken Kennedy pinned Tatanka after pulling the tights.

*Backstage, Vicki Guerrero asks Teddy Long to call off the Summerslam match between Rey Mysterio and Chavo Guerrero. Long turns down the request.

*The Undertaker defeated The Great Khali in a Last Man Standing Match.

*Vito defeated Scott ? (possibly billed as Scott Fuller).

*Bobby Lashley defeated WWE United States champion Finlay via DQ when William Regal interfered.

*WWE World champion King Booker came out, cutting a promo about his Summerslam title defense against Batista. Batista comes out and Booker commands him to kiss Booker’s royal foot. Batista steps on his foot, then sits in Booker’s royal throne to end Smackdown.

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