August 8, 2002
Richmond, Virgina
Announcers: Michael Cole/Tazz

    • BACKSTAGE: Rico & Mark Loyd + Hardcore Holly..
      • Rico styling Mark Loyd's hair when Bob Holly enters..
      • Rico tells Holly to take a hike, that he has work to do..
      • Holly takes a set of shearers and shaves off a small piece of Rico's hair!
    • ANNOUNCERS: Mark Loyd & Tazz..
    • CW MATCH: Chavo Guerrero def Tajiri by DQ when Tajiri uses the green mist..
    • MATCH: Rico defeats Funaki..
    • MATCH: Bull Buchanan defeats Mike Awesome after a top rope leg drop..
    • MATCH: Hardcore Holly defeats Albert..
      • After the match, Holly attacks announcer Mark Loyd..
      • Rico comes out of nowhere and superkicks Holly..

  2. SMACKDOWN KICKOFF: Video Package..
    • History of Hulk Hogan's domination of Giants, Monsters and Legends..
    • Switches to Hogan's latest challenge, Brock Lesnar who Hogan faces tonight..

  3. OPENING MATCH: Kurt Angle vs John Cena..
    • Late in the match (which was back and forth excitement)..
    • Cena throws Angle outside the ring and waits in the middle of the ring..
    • Suddenly Chris Benoit appears out of nowhere and puts Cena in the Crippler Crossface!
    • The referee sees this and calls for the bell..
    • Rey Mysterio runs down and hits Benoit with a hurancanrana that SlingShots Benoit over the top rope..
    • Eddie Guerrero runs in behind Rey and and hammers Rey!
    • Eddy then nails a spinning backbreaker on Rey!
    • Edge runs down to make the save, hitting the Edgecution on Guerrero..
    • Edge follows up with a spear on Angle, knocking him off the ring apron..
    • Edge, Rey & Cena celebrate in the ring as Angle, Benoit & Guerrero retreat....

  4. INTERVIEW: Mark Loyd & Eddie Guerrero & Chris Benoit + Kurt Angle.
    • Loyd asks Benoit & Guerrero why they left RAW for Smackdown!
    • Guerrero says that they are the 'homies' who were beating Hogan & Rock last week..
    • Guerrero calls Benoit the 'master of submission'..
    • Kurt Angle jumps in and says that nobody makes people tap like Kurt Angle..
    • Kurt says that he is the 'master of submission'..
    • Kurt says that he was about to make Cena tap if Benoit & Guerrero didn't butt in..
    • Chris jumps in and says that Angle was about to get counted out..
    • Chris says that that is why he and Guerrero like Smackdown, because of the competition..
    • Angle takes offense and indirectly challenges Benoit..
    • Guerrero stops Angle and says that the three of them should team up tonight against Cena, Edge & Rey..
    • Angle agrees and Benoit & Guerrero leave..
    • Angle reitterates that HE is the 'master of submission'..

  5. MATCH: Mark Henry vs Rev. DVon w/Batista..
    • Henry wins after a powerslam..
    • Batista attacks from behind after the match..
    • Batista and DVon double team Henry and set up for the wassup drop..
    • Rikishi runs down and makes the save, throwing DVon & Batista out of the ring..
    • DVon hold Batista back from getting into the ring..
    • Rikishi gets on the microphone and tells DVon to 'let him go'!
    • Batista hits the ring and we have a match!

  6. MATCH: Batista w/DVon vs Rikishi..
    • DVon tries to interfew but accidentally punches Batista!
    • Rikishi follows up with a pin, giving Batista his frist loss in the WWE..
    • Rikishi leaves the ring and celebrates..
    • Batista confronts DVon..

  7. BACKSTAGE: Brock Lesnar + Paul Heyman..
    • Brock tells Heyman that he's going to Hulk Hogan's dressing room..
    • Heyman tries to talk him out of it..
    • ~Commercial.
    • Brock enters Hogan's dressing room and finds Hogan standing there..
    • Brock asks Hogan if this is what he really wants..
    • Hogan says that Brock is still very young..
    • Hogan says that if he was Brock he would put it ALL on the line..
    • Hogan says that if he was Brock he'd put his title shot on the line tonight!
    • Brock agrees and leaves with Heyman..
    • Heyman goes nuts yelling at Brock for letting Hogan 'play him'..
    • Brock yells back suggesting Heyman has lost confidence in him!
    • Brock leaves and Heyman storm through a set of door..
    • Wait.. what's going on in the background?

  8. BACKSTAGE: Torrie & Nidia + Jamie Noble + Billy Kidman..
    • Torrie and Nidia are on the floor having a catfight..
    • Noble pulls Torrie off Nidia, but only disrobes her, the battle continues..
    • Noble pulls Torrie off again and Billy Kidman attacks Noble..
    • Referees pull Torrie & Nidia plus Kidman & Noble apart..

  9. TAG MATCH: Hurricane & Shannon Moore vs Billy & Chuck w/Rico..
    • Shannon Moore picks up a surprise pinfall over Chuck!

  10. BACKSTAGE: John Cena, Edge & Rey Mysterio..
    • Cena, Edge & Rey talk about their match tonight..
    • Rey says that HE will take care of Kurt Angle tonight..

  11. BACKSTAGE: Paul Heyman & Stephanie McMahon..
    • Heyman enters Stephanie's office..
    • Heyman tries to convince her to overturn the 'title shot' stipulatation in Brock vs Hogan..
    • Stephanie says that she thought it was a great stipulation and makes it official..

  12. SIX MAN TAG: Edge, John Cena & Rey Mysterio vs Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero..
    • Rey pins Angle after a long, hard-fought, action-packed, high-paced match!

  13. INTERVIEW: Mark Loyd & Kurt Angle..
    • Kurt says that he can't beleive he just got pinned by a 12 year old!
    • Kurt says that referees have been screwing him left and right lately!
    • Kurt says that Rey wasn't even the legal man..
    • Kurt says that he's going to break Rey's ankle!

  14. MIXED TAG MATCH: Jamie Knoble & Nidia vs Billy Kidman & Torrie..
    • Nidia pins Torrie with a 'schoolgirl' rollup..

  15. BACKSTAGE: Dawn Marie & Stacy Keibler..
    • Dawn enters Stephanie McMahon's office and finds Stacy Keibler..
    • Dawn has some papers for Stephanie McMahon..
    • Stacy convinces Dawn to let her deliever the papers..
    • Stacy mentions that Vince is in the Presidential suite at the hotel..
    • Dawn looks interested..
    • Stacy tells Dawn "don't even think about it!"
    • Dawn gives the papers to Stacy and makes her promise to give them to Stephanie..
    • Dawn leaves the office as Stacy hides the papers under the couch..
    • ~Commercial.
    • Stephanie enters and asks if Dawn was here..
    • Stacy tells Steph that Dawn was here and said something about meeting Vince at the hotel..
    • Stephanie thanks Stacy for the information..
    • Staphanie also apologizes to Stacy for being so mean to her last week..
    • Steph says that she appreciates Stacy's efforts around here..
    • Steph leaves the office again, with a grinning Stacy..
    • Suddenly a figure appears in the background, oh my gosh, it's Eric Bischoff!
    • Eric approaches Stacy and asks if she's got'em?
    • Stacy hands the papers over to Eric Bischoff, who opens it up and laughs in approval..

  16. INTERVIEW: Mark Loyd & Hulk Hogan.
    • Hogan cuts a promo about Hulkmania and the Hulkamaniacs..

  17. MAIN EVENT: Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs Hulk Hogan..
    • Brock defeats Hogan with the Bearhug submission!
    • Hogan bleeds from the mouth..
    • Brock & Heyman start to leave, but Brock decides to come back..
    • Brock gets a steel chair from ringside and enters the ring again..
    • Hogan struggles to his feet only to have Lesnar smash the chair over his head!
    • Hogan is busted open and bloodied by the chairshot!
    • The crowd chants for the Rock, who isn't in attendance..
    • Brock leaves AGAIN, and AGAIN returns to the ring to grab Hogan's bloody head and yell at him!
    • Brock whipes Hogan's blood accross his own chest..

  18. Smackdown! goes OFF THE AIR....

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