WWE SMACKDOWN! RESULTS
January 22, 2004|
Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Announcers: Michael Cole & Tazz
- VELOCITY TAPINGS:
- Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty..
- The Basham Brothers defeated Sho Funaki & Ultimo Dragon..
- Orlando Jordan defeated Matt Wolftime..
- NON (CW) TITLE MATCH: Rey Mysterio vs Chuck Palumbo..
- Rey Mysterio wins with a quick surprise rollup pinfall!
- Johnny The Bull attacked Rey Mysterio after the match and it turned into a 3-on-1 beatdown..
- Jamie Noble walked down and gave Nunzio a wad of cash for a "job well done"..
- Editor's Note: Does anybody remember that Nunzio is Jamie Noble's storyline cousin?? Michael Cole & Tazz didn't..
- INTERVIEW: Josh Mathews & Paul Heyman..
- Paul Heyman says there is no respect for authority or the english language, thanks to Benoit & Cena..
- Paul Heyman that tonight marks the start of a brand new Smackdown!, and upgrade the demographic..
- Editor's Note: Nice move, calling your current demographic low grade..
- Paul Heyman anounces Chris Benoit & John Cena vs Rhyno & Matt Morgan & The Big Show & Brock Lesnar..
- BACKSTAGE: Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Chavo Sr. + Kurt Angle..
- Kurt Angle says that Chavo Sr. lied to him last week and set up Eddie Guerrero for a beatdown..
- Kurt Angle cannot believe how Chavo Jr. could do that to his uncle, and Chavo Sr. to his brother..
- Chavo Jr. says noboy knows what it's like to work their ass off, only to have the spotlight stolen by family..
- Kurt Angle says he grew up in the shadow of four older brothers and still won a "frickin gold medel" for his country..
- ROYAL RUMBLE QUALIFYING MATCH: Tajiri vs Billy Kidman..
- Billy Kidman missed a shooting star press, got kicked in the head, and pinned!
- Tajiri wins a spot in the Royal Rumble in four days..
- BACKSTAGE: The Big Show & Brock Lesnar..
- The Big Show complains about Brock Lesnar following him everywhere he goes..
- The Big Show says he needs some time to himself, to think about his match tonight, and about the Royal Rumble..
- Brock Lesnar denies the assusation and says he's hanging around Big Show to protect him from Hardcore Holly..
- The Big Show says that if Hardcore Holly beats Brock Lesnar, it only means he has a different Wrestlemania opponent..
- ROYAL RUMBLE QUALIFYING MATCH: A-Train (clean shaven) vs Shannon Moore..
- Dawn Marie comes out to the stage and announces that the winner of the match will gain entry into the Royal Rumble..
- A-Train beats on Shannon Moore for a minute until Ernest Miller came out and distracted A-Train..
- A-Train was briefly distracted, and then went back to completely demolishing and pinning Shannon Moore..
- BACKSTAGE: Paul Heyman & Matt Morgan/Rhyno/Brock Lesnar..
- Paul Heyman gives his men a peptalk and then asks where the Big Show is?!
- Brock Lesnar "rats" on Big Show, saying that Big Show is hanging out in the lockerroom with his cop buddies..
- HANDICAP MATCH: Chris Benoit & John Cena vs Brock Lesnar & Big Show & Matt Morgan & Rhyno..
- Paul Heyman sat at ringside in a raised lifegaurd chair and watched the match..
- The Big Show's music played, but we see that he's been barricaded in his locker room by a forklift!
- Late in the match, Chris Benoit reversed the F5 into a crippler crossface, but Rhyno broke it up!
- Brock Lesnar tagged out and started to walk out of the match, but got attacked by Hardcore Holly!
- The match is now down to 2-on-2; Chris Benoit & John Cena vs Matt Morgan & Rhyno..
- The crowd starts to chant "You ate soap! You ate soap!" at Paul Heyman..
- John Cena avoided a Gore, and got a near fall, then got up and hit an FU for the victory!
- IN THE RING: Chris Benoit & John Cena & Paul Heyman + The Big Show..
- Matt Morgan attacked John Cena after the match but Chris Benoit saved him before any damage could be done..
- Chris Benoit & John Cena tipped the lifeguard chair over, sending Paul Heyman crashing into the ring!
- The Big Show then walked down and demolished both John Cena & Chris Benoit with multiple chokeslams!
- ROYAL RUMBLE QUALIFYING MATCH: Bradshaw vs Sakoda vs Akio..
- Bradshaw wins and gains entry into the Royal Rumble this Sunday in Philadelphia..
- BEST OF BILLY GUNN COUNTDOWN #1: Chuck Palumbo proposes to Billy Gunn as a publicity stunt!
- BACKSTAGE: Eddie Guerrero & Kurt Angle..
- Kurt Angle says he thinks Eddie Guerrero wants to get revenge on his nephew and brother tonight..
- Kurt Angle reminds Eddie Guerrero that the best way to get revenge is to win the match..
- Kurt Angle says the reason Eddie Guerrero never won the WWE title is because he can't control his Latino Heat..
- Kurt Angle says if Eddie wants to beat up Chavo at the Rumble, fine, but concentrate on winning tonight..
- TAG MATCH: Eddie Guerrero & Kurt Angle vs Chavo Jr. & Chavo Guerrero Sr...
- This was an amazing match with about 20% action and 80% psychology, with the crowd totally into it!
- Late in the match, there was some four-way action, and Kurt Angle got thumbed in the eye..
- Eddie Guerrero went to check on Kurt Angle, and Kurt gave Eddie a blind AngleSlam by mistake!
- Some referees and trainers came down to check on Kurt Angle, taking him out of the match..
- The Chavos finished off Eddie Guerrero in the ring to win the match!
- Smackdown! goes off the air.......
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