April 17, 2003
Norfolk, Virginia
Announcers: Michael Cole & Tazz

    • Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated Los Chihuahuas..
    • Bill Demott defeated Matt Tousin..
    • Crash Holly defeated Sho Funaki..
    • Rhyno defeated Chris Kanyon..

  2. TAG MATCH: Rey Mysterio & Tajiri vs A-Train & Big Show..
    • Big Show & A-Train squash their smaller opponents..
    • A-Train tries to further bully Rey after the match, but Tajiri hits him with the Green Mist!
    • Rey Mysterio gives Big Show a 619 outside the ring, around the post, knocking Big Show on his butt!
    • After the commecial, Big Show was backstage taking a fit about getting embarassed by Rey..

  3. IN THE RING: Michael Cole & Brock Lesnar + John Cena + Chris Benoit..
    • Footage of shown of Brock Lesnar's botched Shooting Star Press at Wrestlemania..
    • Lesnar says that he is lucky to be standing here tonight..
    • Lesnar says that Kurt Angle kicked out of TWO F5's, something never done before..
    • Lesnar says he knew he had to do something 'out of the ordinary' to win the WWE title..
    • Lesnar says that he suffered a concussion, but would do it all again, just to be WWE champion!
    • Lesnar says that Kurt Angle took him to another level at Wrestlemania, and respects the hell out of Kurt..
    • Suddenly, John Cena's "NEW" music hit and out comes Cena..
    • Cena says Lesnar is talking about respecting Kurt Angle and the people..
    • Cena says that Lesnar should be respecting John Cena..
    • Cena says that to get a concussion, you need a brain!
    • Cena says that Wrestlemania is over, and Lesnar has to focus on the NEW Big Thing..
    • Cena says that at Backlash, Lesnar will find out how BIG John Cena is..
    • Suddenly, Chris Benoit's music hits and Benoit makes his way to the ring..
    • Benoit says that Cena is ignoring the obvious, stating he hasn't beaten him (Benoit) yet..
    • Benoit says that Cena MUST respect the title, even if you don't respect the man wearing it..
    • Lesnar asks if that means Benoit doesn't respect HIM?
    • Lesnar & Benoit go face-to-face, until Cena demands that they "respect" him!
    • Lesnar says we'll see who earns respect in their match tonight (Benoit vs Cena for title shot)..
    • Lesnar shakes both Cena and Benoit's hand, before Cena cheapshots Benoit and runs away!

  4. TAG MATCH: Eddie Guerrero w/Chavo vs Jamie Noble w/Nidia..
    • Before the match, Team Angle come out to the stage and shoot racial slurs at Los Guerreros..
    • Nidia tried to intefer, but it backfired and Chavo helped Eddie defeat Jamie Noble..
    • Los Guerreros get into it with Team Angle after the match..

  5. BACKSTAGE: Torrie Wilson & Sable..
    • Torrie is backstage stretching preparing for her match..
    • Sable comes in and says she thought Torrie looked good in Playboy..
    • Sable says when she saw Torrie in the shower last week, she realized the real thing is better..
    • Sable unzips her top and takes it off in front of Torrie, who walks out of the room..

  6. PIPER'S PIT: Roddy Piper + Sean O'Haire + JIMMY SNUKA! + Rikishi..
    • Piper goes on a tirade of the "coward" fans, specifically the ones on the internet (hey!)..
    • Piper shows footage of Piper's Pit with Jimmy Snuka 19 years ago..
    • Piper says that 20 yearsa go he took on all comers, and now he's come back to take on the rest..
    • Piper shows footage of Piper's Pit last week, Sean O'Haire attacking Rikishi..
    • Piper introduces his "protege", Sean O'Haire..
    • O'Haire comes out and compliments Piper blah blah blah blah blah..
    • O'Haire says he wants to learn from the one mind that might be more evil than his..
    • Suddenly, Jimmy Snuka's old music hit and Jimmy Snuka comes out to the ring!!!
    • Jimmy Snuka says that they have a problem here..
    • Piper says that he's got a problem too, and takes off his jacket..
    • Piper says that he is the greatest professional wrestler of all time!
    • Piper extends his hand, saying that he is the bigger man, suggesting the bury the "coconut"..
    • Piper tries to cheapshot Snuka, but Snuka fights back!
    • O'Haire kicks Jimmy Snuka, knocking him down!
    • Rikishi comes in and goes after Sean O'Haire..
    • Rikishi stalks Piper, but O'Haire kicks him in the head!!!
    • Rikishi picks up the microphone and challenges Roddy Piper to a match..

  7. DIVAS MATCH: Torrie Wilson vs Nidia..
    • We're treated to yet another video package of Torrie Wilson's Playboy adventures..
    • Editor's Note: Funny how they're not bragging about the # of copies that have been sold, huh..
    • Torrie comes out to the ring with the Playboy Bunny logo on her ass..
    • Sable comes out with a tight referee's shirt and will act as referee for the match..
    • Torrie wins after a spinning DDT..
    • Jamie Noble tried to interfer but Sable dropkicked him out of the ring and counted 1-2-3!

  8. CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Matt Hardy vs Brian Kendrick..
    • Matt Hardy wins after a Twist of Fate to retain the CW title..

  9. MATCH: Nathan Jones vs Nunzio..
    • One minute into the match, Palumbo & Stamboli interfer causing a Disqualification..
    • Nathan Jones eventually gets over-powers and beaten down by the FBI..
    • Michael Cole reminds us that The Undertaker is not here tonight..
    • The FBI slams the ring steps into Nathan Jones' ankle!

  10. #1 CONTENDERS Tournament FINAL: John Cena vs Chris Benoit..
    • John Cena pins Chris Benoit to win a WWE Title Shot at Backlash against Brock Lesnar!

  11. Smackdown! goes OFF THE AIR....

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