March 18, 2004
Boston, MA - Fleet Center
Announcers: Michael Cole & Tazz

    • Billy Kidman & Paul London defeated Tajari & Akio..
    • Chuck Palumbo defeated Bob Holly..
    • Chavo Guerrero Jr w/Chavo Sr defeated Ultimo Dragon..

  2. IN THE RING: John Cena + Paul Heyman (first of many appearances) + Rhyno..
    • Tony Chimmel introduces the NEW United States champion (as of WM20) --- and Hometown Boy --- John Cena!!
    • John Cena pumped up the crowd with a rap encouraging the Boston crowd to "make some noise!"
    • John Cena says he put the Big Show on an FU diet and now he's 10 pounds lighter (the belt)..
    • Paul Heyman comes out to the stage and announces that Brock Lesnar has left World Wrestling Entertainment..
    • Paul Heyman says that that could be good news for John Cena, because there is a world of opportunity..
    • Paul Heyman says that the Smackdown! roster will be at RAW this Monday for an official draft..
    • Paul Heyman explains that all the Smackdown! talent should get on their knees and pray to get drafted to RAW..
    • Paul Heyman says that those who are left behind will incure the wrath of Paul Heyman..
    • Paul Heyman yells at John Cena and slaps him in the face, Cena tackles him, Rhyno makes the save..
    • Editor's Note: He's a little upset that the Smackdown! roster turned on him last week and let Austin invade..

  3. UNITED STATES TITLE MATCH: John Cena vs Rhyno..
    • John Cena retains the United States title after nailing Rhyno with an FU..

  4. BACKSTAGE: Paul Heyman & The APA..
    • The APA laughs at Paul Heyman for what happened to him out in the ring..
    • Paul Heyman takes exception to Farooq's comments and says if they don't win tonight, they're fired!

  5. TAG TITLE MATCH: Rikishi & Scotty Too Hotty vs The APA (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
    • The APA lose the match do they are "fired" from the WWE..
    • Editor's Note: Two days later, Ron "Farooq" Simmons was legitimately fired from the WWE..

  6. BACKSTAGE: The APA & Paul Heyman..
    • Bradshaw bursts into Paul Heyman's office demanding that Heyman tell them to their faces that they're fired..
    • Paul Heyman explains that Bradshaw is an asset to the WWE, but he meant that only Farooq was fired..
    • A dejected Farooq said they didn't have to take it, and turned to leave, but Bradshaw turned his back..
    • Farooq says "After all these years, well I'll be damn!"..

  7. RAW RECAP: Vince McMahon..
    • Vince McMahon announces that there will be a Lottery Draft on the following RAW with all WWE wrestlers..

  8. BACKSTAGE: Paul Heyman & Shelton Benjamin/Charlie Haas/Billy Gunn/Rey Mysterio..
    • Paul Heyman explains that he has no control over what happens on Monday, but tonight he runs the show..
    • Paul Heyman says they will all fight in a Gauntlet Match for a chance to wrestle Eddie Guerrero later on..
    • Paul Heyman says that the first to participants in the Gaunlet would be Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas!

  9. GAUNTLET MATCH: Shelton Benjamin vs Charlie Haas..
    • Shelton Benjamin defeated Charlie Haas after their tempers flared from the intense competition..
    • After the match, Shelton Benjamin helped Charlie Haas up and smoothed things over..

  10. BACKSTAGE: Bradshaw & Farooq..
    • Bradshaw pleads with Farooq that he just can't walk away from the WWE because of his financial obligations..
    • Bradshaw begs to remain friends with Farooq, but he grabs his bags and walks out of the building..
    • Editor's Note: Two days later, Ron "Farooq" Simmons was legitimately fired from the WWE..

  11. GAUNTLET MATCH: Shelton Benjamin vs Billy Gunn..
    • Shelton Benjamin pinned Billy Gunn while using the ropes for leverage..

  12. IN THE RING: The Big Show..
    • The Big Show comes out, apparently as the next participant in the Gauntlet Match..
    • The Big Show says there is something missing from his shoulder, and that John Cena stole his title at WMXX..
    • The Big Show says he's smoothed things out with Paul Heyman, and he entered him into the Gauntlet match..
    • The Big Show says that he'll be the FINAL competitor in the Gauntlet..

  13. GAUNTLET MATCH: Shelton Benjamin vs Rey Mysterio..
    • Rey Mysterio wins after hitting the 619..

  14. GAUNTLET MATCH: Rey Mysterio vs The Big Show..
    • Late in the match, US Champion John Cena comes out to taught and distract the Big Show..
    • The Big Show leaves the ring and gets counted out by the referee and loses the match!

  15. WWE TITLE MATCH: Eddie Guerrero vs Rey Mysterio..
    • After a great long match, Eddie Guerrero pins Rey Mysterio to retain his championship..

  16. CONCLUSION: Paul Heyman + The Undertaker & Paul Bearer..
    • Paul Heyman comes out and says that his vision for a new Smackdown! doens't include either Rey or Eddie ..
    • Paul Heyman says that the "whole new beginning" will be next week and he will be RESPECTED by his roster!
    • Paul Heyman turns to walk away and the lights go out and the Undertaker's GONG plays over the speaker!
    • The Undertaker & Paul Bearer come out to the stage and walk slowly down the ilseway and into the ring..
    • The Undertakes stares a hole in Paul Heyman and removes his jacket while Eddie & Rey look on..
    • Eddy & Rey push Paul Heyman into the Undertaker, who picks up Paul Heyman and delivers a brutal Tombstone!

  17. Smackdown! goes off the air......

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