January 4, 2008
Richmond, Virginia
Announcers: Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman

  1. DARK MATCH: ECW's Nunzio defeated Nick Nemeth (w/Big Rob) in a dark match..

  2. DARK MATCH: The Great Khali defeated ECW's Tommy Dreamer in a dark match..

  3. ON STAGE: General Manager Vickie Guerrero & Asst. G.M. Theodore Long + Jonathan Coachman..
    • Vickie Guerrero (in a wheelchair and neck brace) joyously welcomed fans to the first SmackDown! of 2008..
    • Vickie Guerrero said if Batista or Undertaker lays a finger on Edge they won't get another World title shot..
    • Vickie Guerrero announced a Beat The Clock Challenge tonight with the winner facing Edge at the Royal Rumble..
    • Vickie Guerrero introduced the replacement for JBL in the broadcast booth, the one and only Jonathan Coachman!

  4. BEAT THE CLOCK CHALLENGE MATCH: Fit Finlay w/Hornswoggle defeated Montel Vontavious Porter (9:46)..
    • After the match: Vince McMahon showed up and high-fived Hornswoggle and gave him a big hug in the ring..

  5. HIGHLIGHTS: Jamie Noble and Michelle McCool out on a special date three weeks ago..

  6. MIXED TAG MATCH: Kenny Dykstra & Victoria defeated Chuck Palumbo & Michelle McCool..
    • After the match: Chuck Palumbo blamed Michelle McCool and dumped her in the middle of the ring..

  7. BACKSTAGE: Vickie Guerrero & Theodore Long + Chavo Guerrero..
    • Chavo Guerrero burst in and said Vickie was tearing the Guerrero family apart with her relationship with Edge..
    • Chavo Guerrero said he wants to turn the clock back so he could have something that he cannot have (huh?)..

  8. BEAT THE CLOCK CHALLENGE (TIME TO BEAT = 9:46): Chavo Guerrero defeated Sho Funaki (6:02)..

  9. BEAT THE CLOCK CHALLENGE (TIME TO BEAT = 6:02): Batista vs. Kurt Hawkins & Zach Ryder was a draw..

  10. BACKSTAGE: MVP talking to "someone" on the phone, saying Fit Finlay cheated to beat him earlier tonight..
    • MVP said he was going to make an impact and do what Triple H couldn't do on RAW -- retire Ric Flair!

  11. INTERVIEW: Rey Mysterio said he has been World Champion before and will do everything to get it back..

  12. TAG MATCH: Shannon Moore & Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Deuce & Domino w/Cherry..

  13. BEAT THE CLOCK CHALLENGE (TIME TO BEAT = 6:02): The Undertaker vs. Mark Henry was a draw..
    • Matt Striker came out first and announced that Vickie Guerrero had made him referee for the match..
    • The Undertaker had Mark Henry beaten with 10-seconds left but referee Matt Striker refused to count!

  14. INTERVIEW: Lena Yada & Matt Striker + Big Daddy V...
    • Matt Striker said if the Undertaker ever lays a hand on him Big Daddy V will take him out..

  15. BEAT THE CLOCK CHALLENGE (TIME TO BEAT = 6:02): Rey Mysterio defeated Edge and BEAT THE CLOCK!
    • Batista ran down and took out both of the Edgeheads (Kurt Hawkins & Zach Ryder) to even the odds..
    • The Undertaker came out and the lights went and when they came back on Edge was beaten up in the ring..
    • Rey Mysterio finished off Edge and scored the pin with 1:29 left on the clock to earn a World Title Match!

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

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