March 31, 2005
Houston, Texas
Announcers: Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler
Tazz was absent due to the death of his father

    • Brent Albright & Martin defeated Mike Foxx & Eddie Craven -dark match-..
    • Akio defeated Nunzio..
    • Mark Jindrak defeated Billy Kidman..
    • Luther Reigns defeated John Blitzken (aka Biohazard)..
    • Bob Holly & Charlie Haas defeated Jared Steele & Russell (Psycho) Simpson..

  2. OPENING MATCH: Eddie Guerrero vs Danny Basham w/Doug Basham..
    • Eddie Guerrero specifically asked Rey Mysterio not to come down to the ring for the match..
    • Doug Basham was interfering, so Rey Mysterio ran down, but accidentally cost Eddie Guerrero the match!
    • Eddie Guerrero confronted Rey Mysterio after the match but cooler heads prevailed in the end..

  3. BACKSTAGE: Theodore Long & John Bradshaw Layfield..
    • JBL warns Theodore Long to keep John Cena away from him or he'll take him out and ruin the WM21 main event..
    • JBL says at Wrestlemania 21 he will do what he always does and walk out as the WWE Champion..

  4. CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE BATTLE ROYAL: Paul London wins the Cruiserweight title!
    • Participants: Chavo Guerrero (c), Paul London, Spike Dudley, Akio, Nunzio, Scotty Too Hotty, Funaki, Billy Kidman..
    • Chavo Guerrero was eliminated within seconds when everyone ganged up on him and tossed him out!
    • Paul London skinned the cat, and flipped Billy Kidman over the top rope to win the Cruiserweight title!

  5. BACKSTAGE: Theodore Long & Carlito Cool..
    • Carlito Cool comes in and suggests to Theodore Long that he put him back in the ring tonight..
    • Theodore Long agrees and decides to book Carlito Cool in a match with John Cena in the main event!

  6. BACKSTAGE: Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio..
    • Rey Mysterio pleads with Eddie Guerrero to believe that what happened earlier was an accident..
    • Eddie Guerrero says he doesn't know why he's doubting Rey, and suggests Rey face Doug Basham later..

  7. MATCH: Booker T defeated Luther Reigns..
    • Sharmell (Booker's wife) gives Booker T a pep-talk before his match in his hometown of Houston..

  8. BACKSTAGE: Theodore Long & Cowboy Bob Orton..
    • Theodore Long finds Hall of Famer Cowboy Bob Orton in his office and welcomes him to Smackdown!..
    • Bob Orton says he's afraid Randy Orton is in over his head and requests to speak to the Undertaker tonight..
    • Theodore Long reluctantly agrees and shakes Cowboy Bob Orton's hand..

  9. IN THE RING: Cowboy Bob Orton + The Undertaker + Randy Orton..
    • Cowboy Bob Orton says after 20 years it's great to be in a WWE ring once again..
    • Cowboy Bob Orton brags about molding Randy Orton into one of the greatest wrestlers in the ring today..
    • Cowboy Bob Orton then asks The Undertaker to come down to the ring and listen to what he has to say..
    • The Undertaker came out and took off his jacket but Bob Orton says he doesn't want any trouble..
    • Bob Orton says that Randy Orton showed respect by calling out Undertaker but disrespect by slapping him..
    • Bob Orton says when he watched Undertaker drop 'that Frenchman' on his head (last week) he got worried..
    • Bob Orton asks The Undertaker to put the beast back to sleep and just have a man-to-man match at WM21..
    • The Undertaker says it took one slap accross his face to seal the fate of Randy Orton..
    • Bob Orton gets down on one knee and begs The Undertaker to have mercy on his son..
    • The Undertaker looked to attack Bob Orton, but Randy Orton showed up and gave Undertaker an RKO!!!!
    • Randy Orton and his father escaped and gloated about having put one over on The Undertaker!

  10. MATCH: Rey Mysterio w/Eddie Guerrero vs Doug Basham w/Danny Basham..
    • Eddie Guerrero unintentionally (intentionally?) caused Rey Mysterio to fall off the top rope..
    • Rey Mysterio confronted Eddie Guerrero after the match but once again cooler heads prevail..

  11. INTERVIEW: Josh Mathews & Kurt Angle..
    • Josh Mathews asks if Kurt Angle's strategy going into WM21 has changed after failing last monday..
    • Kurt Angle takes acception to Josh Mathews and attacks him and throws him around the backstage area..
    • Kurt Angle drags Josh Mathews out to the ring and continued the assault busting Josh's head open..
    • Josh Mathews foubt back in desperation but only got a vicious angleslam in the middle of the ring!
    • Kurt Angle then put the anklelock submission on Josh Mathews, causing him to scream in pain and tap out..
    • Kurt Angle gets on the mic and warns Shawn Michaels that this is what will happen at Wrestlemania..
    • Kurt Angle shows another video package about Kurt's obsession with being better than Shawn Michaels..

  12. IN THE RING: Michael Cole + The Big Show + Akebono..
    • The Big Show weighs in at 493lbs and Akebono weighs in at 504lbs to the shock of Big Show..
    • The Big Show says it will be the first time he faced anybody that outweighed him, but he will still win at WM21..
    • Akebono says since Big Show honored him by doing a Sumo match, he will do a WWE-style match tonight!

  13. MATCH: Akebono defeated Fast Eddie Vegas with The Big Show sitting at ringside..

  14. MAIN EVENT: John Cena vs Carlito Carribbean Cool..
    • Midway through the match JBL brought four police officers down to arrest John Cena for vandalism..
    • The police officers tackles and handcuffed John Cena and escorted him out as JBL berated him verbally..
    • JBL tapped John Cena on the chest, causing Cena to lunge at JBL, who retaliated with a kick to the crotch!
    • JBL stood over John Cena doing the "You Can't See Me" hand signal in Cena's face!..

  15. And that's a wrap folks...

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