||| SmackDown! Announcers: Michael Cole & Tazz |||
SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT: Dawn Marie told SmackDown! #1 Announcer Sho Funaki that Torrie Wilson killed Al Wilson by giving him a broken heart…. They showed a recap of The Big Show on Conan O’Brien…. Eric Bischoff promised a major bombshell for RAW tomorrow night….
SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT Spike Dudley defeated Steven Richards w/Victoria with the Dudley Dog:
ROYAL RUMBLE KICKS OFF: A video package with most of the major stars talking about the importance of the main event at WrestleMania.
RUMBLE SPOT MATCH Brock Lesnar defeated The Big Show w/Paul Heyman: Brock Lesnar suplexed The Big Show all over the place. Lesnar won with the F-5 after Big Show collided with Paul Heyman. Lesnar earned a spot in the Royal Rumble!
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH The Dudley Boyz (Bubba & D-Von) defeated William Regal & Lance Storm to win the World Tag Team titles!: William Regal pulled out the Brass Knux, but got nailed with a 3-D. D-Von got the knux that Regal dropped and knocked out Lance Storm!
STEP-MOTHER VS. STEP-DAUGHTER MATCH Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie: Torrie Wilson won clean with a neckbreaker. The match was slightly worse than horrible.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Stephanie McMahon: SmackDown! General Manager Stephanie McMahon promised a big surprise on SmackDown! this week as well..
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH Scott Steiner defeated World Heavyweight champion Triple H by DQ: Scott Steiner botched a Tiger-driver early in the match. The fans really booed Steiner hardcore as the match progressed. Triple H was disqualified for a sledge hammer shot. After the match, Steiner got the sledge hammer and nailed Triple H as well as Ric Flair. Scott Steiner put Triple H in the Steiner Recliner. Triple H started to bleed heavily. Horrible match.
WWE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH Kurt Angle defeated Chris Benoit to retain the WWE Heavyweight title: Kurt Angle won with a heel hook (not an ankle lock). The fans gave Benoit a standing ovation after the match. Hell of a match.
ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH Brock Lesnar last eliminated the Undertaker to win the 2003 Royal Rumble!: Shawn Michaels was the first man in, and the first eliminated, by Chris Jericho. Jericho kept getting close calls but managed to avoid getting eliminated so he’s sticking around a long time. Christian tried to make friends with former partner Edge, but the Edge doesn’t budge. Tommy Dreamer brought in a bunch of weapons, and turned it into a “Hardcore” Rumble. Dreamer used a kendo stick to give Jericho a huge knot on his forehead! The Hardy Boyz meet up for the first time since they split. Jeff nearly eliminated Matt three times. Brock Lesnar entered at #29, and quickly eliminated Team Angle (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas). Rob Van Dam & Kane used teamwork to eliminate A-Train, but Kane turned around and threw RVD out! The Undertaker convinced Kane to double team Brock Lesnar, but instead turned on his brother! Lesnar then dumped Undertaker over the top rope to win the Royal Rumble!!! The Undertaker jumped back into the ring and showed respect to Brock Lesnar.
ORDER OF ENTRY Shawn Michaels Chris Jericho Christopher Nowinski Rey Mysterio Edge Christian Chavo Guerrero Tajiri Bill DeMott Tommy Dreamer B-2 (Bull Buchanan) Rob Van Dam Matt Hardy Eddie Guerrero Jeff Hardy Rosey Test John Cena Charlie Haas Rikishi Jamal Kane Sheldon Benjamin Booker T A-Train Maven Goldust Batista Brock Lesnar The Undertaker
ORDER OF ELIMINATION Shawn Michaels by Chris Jericho Christopher Nowinski by Rey Mysterio Rey Mysterio by Chris Jericho Bill DeMott by Edge Tommy Dreamer by Jericho/Christian Tajiri by Jericho B-2 by Edge Chavo Guerrero by Edge Edge by Jericho Christian by Jericho Jeff Hardy by Rob Van Dam Rosey by Kane Eddie Guerrero by Booker T Chris Jericho by Test Goldust by Team Angle Booker T by Team Angle Test by Batista Rikishi Rikishi by Batista Charlie Haas by Brock Lesnar Sheldon Benjamin by Brock Lesnar Matt Hardy by Brock Lesnar John Cena by Undertaker Jamal by Undertaker Maven by Undertaker A-Train by RVD & Kane Rob Van Dam by Kane Batista by Undertaker Kane by Undertaker Undertaker by Brock Lesnar WINNER: Brock Lesnar!