January 29, 2004
Washington DC
Announcers: Michael Cole & Tazz

    • Sho Funaki defeated Akio..
    • Ultimo Dragon defeated Shannon Moore..
    • Sakoda defeated Scotty 2 Hotty..

  2. IN THE RING: Paul Heyman & Vince McMahon..
    • Paul Heyman welcomes everybody to "Paul Heyman's Smackdown!"
    • Vince McMahon immediately interrupts and gets on Paul Heyman's case for letting Chris Benoit jump to RAW!
    • Vince McMahon says he saw Chris Benoit appear on RAW and challenge the World champion to a title match!
    • Vince McMahon says that Paul Heyman has become the victim of a legal loophole, and asks for an explaination..
    • Paul Heyman says "Screw Chris Benoit!" because that is what Vincent Kennedy McMahon would say!
    • Paul Heyman remembers when guys like Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan & Bret Hart left the WWF..
    • Paul Heyman says that Vince McMahon screwed Bret Hart and gave someone else an opportunity..
    • Paul Heyman says that he'll give someone an opportunity tonight on Smackdown! with a 15-Man Royal Rumble!
    • Paul Heyman says that Matt Morgan is now injured, so Hardcore Holly will get his spot..
    • Paul Heyman says Chris Benoit is gone so he'll be replaced by Eddie Guerrero!
    • Paul Heyman says that Vince McMahon can say "Screw Paul Heyman" or he can share in the glory!
    • Vince McMahon says Smackdown! will have a Royal Rumble!!

  3. TAG TITLE MATCH: The Basham Brothers w/Shaniqua vs Billy Kidman & Paul London..
    • The Bashams did an old fasioned switcharoo to pick up the victory..

  4. BACKSTAGE: Dawn Marie & Kurt Angle & Paul Heyman..
    • Paul Heyman says that there's never been a Royal Rumble on network tv before, so it's gotta be legitimate!
    • Editor's Note: HELLLLOO!! Royal Rumble 1988 was shown live on the USA network --- duuuuhh!!!
    • Kurt Angle once again dedicates the match to the brave men and women of the united states forces..
    • Kurt Angle picks out his number, and says he's got to go, and bolts out of the room..

  5. BACKSTAGE: Chavo Sr. & Chavo Jr..
    • Chavo Guerrero Jr. is getting checked out by a trainer, with bruises all over his face and bandage on his head..
    • Chavo Jr. says that his bruises and cuts will heal but the deep scares in his heart will be there forever..
    • Chavo Jr. says that he will get his revenge on his uncle Eddie , and everyone will know who the best Guerrero is!

  6. BACKSTAGE: Dawn Marie & Eddie Guerrero..
    • Eddie Guerrero comes in and gets Dawn Marie to blow on his ball for good luck..
    • Eddie Guerrero opens the ball and says "tonight IS my lucky night!"

  7. BACKSTAGE: Dawn Marie & John Cena + Paul Heyman + Rhyno..
    • Clips are shown of John Cena getting eliminated from the Royal Rumble and landing on his leg awkwardly..
    • John Cena suggests Dawn Marie reach down and grab his balls for him..
    • Paul Heyman pops up out of nowhere and says Dawn Marie will be grabbing nobodys balls tonight..
    • Rhyno enters and says he hopes nobody target's John Cena's sore knee and ends his career..
    • John Cena says that Rhyno smells, and asks Paul Heyman to get him some soap (har har!)

  8. CW TITLE MATCH: Rey Mysterio vs Jamie Noble w/Nidia (still blind)..
    • Nidia got involved once again, nearly tripping Jamie Noble the same way she did at Royal Rumble..
    • Jamie Noble was trying to jump off the top rope onto Rey Mysterio outside, but Nidia was standing in the way..
    • Jamie Noble throws Nidia into the ring, and pushes her in the direction of Rey Mysterio..
    • Nidia stops in her tracks before she hits the ropes, revealing that she is no longer BLIND!!
    • Jamie Noble is distracted just long enough for Rey Mysterio to score the pin to retain his title!
    • Nidia throws her sunglasses at Jamie Noble afterwards and walks out on him!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • RUe announces that there are rumors of a WWE female tag team appearing in Playboy soon..
    • RUe runs down the history of WWE divas appearing in the pages of past editions of Playboy..

  10. BACKSTAGE: Dawn Marie & The Big Show & Paul Heyman..
    • Big Show's hand wouldn't fit in the cage so Paul Heyman allows Dawn Marie to pick for him..
    • Big Show is happy with the number that he was given..
    • Dawn Marie comments on his big Big Show's hands are, and he replies "Chicks Dig it Big, Baby!"

  11. INTERVIEW: Josh Mathews & Brock Lesnar..
    • Brock Lesnar says that when he started, everybody thought he was a wannabe Bill Goldberg..
    • Brock Lesnar says that Bill Goldberg has never been WWE Champion, and never headlined a Wrestlemania..
    • Brock Lesnar offers an open challenge to anybody on Smackdown! to a non-title match..

  12. BACKSTAGE: Dawn Marie & Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas & Paul Heyman..
    • Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas "pick their balls" (Dawn Marie says that each time, it hasn't gotten boring)..
    • A girl ran into the room and pulled Paul Heyman out, saying that something has happened to Eddie Guerrero!

  13. BATHROOM: Paul Heyman & Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio + Chavo Jr & Chavo Sr..
    • Paul Heyman finds Eddie Guerrero on the bathroom floor getting worked on by medics..
    • Chavo Jr & Chavo Sr walk in and ask what happened, and deny that they had anything to do with it!
    • Rey Mysterio attacks Chavo Jr and chases them out of the area..
    • Eddie Guerrero is stretchered out and taken to the hospital in an ambulance..

  14. OPEN ChallengE: Brock Lesnar vs ..... Orlando Jordan!
    • Brock Lesnar wins after making Orlando Jordan tap out to the Brock Lock..

  15. INTERVIEW: Josh Mathews & Vince McMahon..
    • Josh Mathews asks if Vince McMahon thinks that Kane is being played with by the Undertaker..
    • Vince McMahon says that that was a ridiculous question and should be asking who he thinks will win the Royal Rumble..
    • Vince McMahon says Josh will be okay though because he has a great smile -- and Josh smiles..

  16. BACKSTAGE: Paul Heyman & Dawn Marie + Kurt Angle..
    • Kurt Angle complains about Eddie Guerrero getting attacked and sent to hospital..
    • Kurt Angle asks if Paul Heyman is planning to replace Eddie with Chavo Jr..
    • Paul Heyman says that when Eddie 's music plays, if he's there, he's in, if he's not, he's not..

  17. SMACKDOWN ROYAL RUMBLE: Winner gets a WWE title shot at No Way Out..
    • Kurt Angle enters at #1 and Rhyno enters at #2..
    • Charlie Haas enters at #3, and goes right after his former mentor, Kurt Angle..
    • Shelton Benjamin enters at #4 and goes right after his former mentor, Kurt Angle too!
    • Bradshaw enters at #5 and nails Rhyno with a brutal clothesline from Hell!
    • Ernest "The Cat" Miller entered at #6 and was immediately eliminated by Kurt Angle!
    • Tajiri entered at #7 and kicked Lamont in the head as he was leaving with Ernest Miller..
    • Billy Gunn entered at #8 and hit Bradshaw with a Famasser..
    • The Big Show enters at #9 and everybody stops what they're doing and prepares to go after him!
    • The Big Show gets attacked by all seven participants and pushes them all away!
    • The Big Show eliminates Tajiri & Bradshaw..
    • John Cena (with a special knee brace) enters at #10 and goes face to face with the Big Show..
    • John Cena clotheslined Big Show over the top rope, but he landed on the apron and stayed in..
    • A-Train enters at #11, during the commercial..
    • Nunzio enters at #12 and immediately get eliminated by John Cena, who reinjured his knee..
    • Eddie Guerrero miraculously enters #13 and eliminated A-Train..
    • Rikishi enters at #14 and gives The Big Show, Shelton Benjamin & Billy Gunn stinkfaces..
    • Hardcore Holly enters at #15 and goes right after Kurt Angle..
    • John Cena was eliminated when the Big Show flipped him over the top rope..
    • The Big Show was eliminated when everybody teamed up against him, and John Cena pulled from the outside!
    • Charlie Haas was eliminated by Eddie Guerrero..
    • Shelton Benjamin was eliminated by Kurt Angle..
    • Hardcore Holly was eliminated by Kurt Angle..
    • Billy Gunn was eliminated by Eddie Guerrero, who accidentally eliminated himself in the process..
    • Rikishi missed a bonzai drop on Kurt Angle..
    • Kurt Angle & Eddie Guerrero took turns trying to eliminate Rikishi, and then teamed up and dumped him!
    • Kurt Angle & Eddie Guerrero were the final two and squared off in a bit of mat wrestling..
    • Kurt Angle & Eddie Guerrero went back and forth with near eliminations for both competitors..
    • Eddie Guerrero went for a frog-splash, but Kurt Angle set up for a super angle slam, but they bot got crotched!
    • Eddie Guerrero reversed a suplex and dumped Kurt Angle over the top rope to win the Smackdown! Royal Rumble!!
    • Eddie Guerrero will face Brock Lesnar at NO WAY OUT in a match for the WWE championship!!

  18. Smackdown! goes off the air......

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