March 20, 2009 – Corpus Christi, Texas
“THE 500th EPISODE”
Announcers: Jim Ross & Tazz
IN THE RING: Triple H said the worst kept secret in wrestling was that he and Stephanie McMahon were married in real life. Triple H said even Randy Orton knew, so Randy Orton should have known better. Triple H said when Orton kicked Vince and Shane in the head he let it slide, but not his wife. Triple H said Orton hid behind doctors and lawyers, and behind a disease. Triple H said Orton has a disease called cowardous. HHH said Orton has run from every challenge in his life, but the running stops at WrestleMania. HHH said there will be no doctors, laywers, cops, or wives – it will be just them. HHH told Orton to pray to God that he is as good as he thinks he is. HHH said Orton IS the disease, and HE is the cure…
NON (WWE CHAMPIONSHIP) TITLE MATCH
WWE champion Triple H defeated Vladimir Kozlov:
RAW RECAP: March 16th, 2009…
HIGHLIGHT REEL: WrestleMania 23 (Detroit) and the Battle of the Billionaires..
WWE UNITED STATES TITLE MATCH
Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Shelton Benjamin to WIN the WWE United States title!:
MOVIE TRAILER: 12 Rounds, starring John Cena..
Edge & Vickie Guerrero: Vickie was yelling at Edge for spearing the Big Show on RAW, when the focus was supposed to be on John Cena. Edge yelled back saying that the Big Show is poisoning Vickie’s mind. Edge said when the Big Show got involved in his match he had no choice but to spear him! Edge said that the Big Show was DONE tonight – and stormed off….
Shawn Michaels defeated Kane: The perception is that the Undertaker sent his brother, Kane, to soften up Shawn Michaels from WrestleMania..
Vickie Guerrero & The Big Show: Vickie Guerrero tried to talk the Big Show out of going after Edge, but the Big Show said he had to defend himself. Vickie said she cares about both of them and doesn’t want either to get hurt. The Big Show said it was too late……
Jeff Hardy defeated Brian Kendrick w/Ezekial Jackson:
HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCEMENT: They announced that von Erich Family will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame! They will be inducted by Michael PS Hayes the night before WrestleMania 25!
IN THE RING
The Undertaker: The Undertaker said Shawn Michaels was the prey, and he was the hunter. Undertaker said Michaels will feel the wrath of the Undertaker…
NON (WWE INTERCONTINENTAL) TITLE MATCH
The Undertaker defeated WWE Intercontinental champion John Bradshaw Layfield:
IN THE RING
The Big Show + World Heavyweight champion Edge + Vickie Guerrero + John Cena: The Big Show called out Edge and told him to act like a man and deal with their problems. Edge came down and they started yelling at each other until Vickie ran down and begged them to stop. Vickie said she was in love with both of them! Edge said that Vickie was being ridiculous and Big Show told him not to talk to her like that. Edge said she was his wife, and Big Show said she was his lover! Vickie said it would be settled at WrestleMania. Vickie said the winner at WrestleMania will not only be the champion of the world, but he will be the champion of her heart! (audience growns)…. Vickie asked Edge and Big Show to shake hands and just get along. They reluctantly shook hands and John Cena showed up to provide his two cents. Cena said they were forgetting there was a third competitor in the match. Cena said what was going on in the ring wasn’t worthy of the 500th episode of SmackDown! Cena asked Edge what was wrong with Edge, because his wife has done unmentionable things with the Big Show. Cena suggested Edge was scared. Big Show laughed, and Cena pointed out that he helped Edge on RAW and got speared for it. Cena said now Edge and Big Show are going to fight for Vickie’s “infection.” Edge said Cena doesn’t know Vickie like he does, how when she sleeps and passes gas. Big Show talked about Vickie giggling when he kisses the back of her neck. Big Show said if Edge doesn’t watch his mouth he might not make it to WrestleMania. Edge and Big Show started poking each other until Big Show grabbed Edge by the throat and pushed Vickie aside (she fell on her butt). Big Show pushed Edge away to help Vickie up to her feet. Edge went after Big Show, but he moved and Edge accidentally speared Vickie! Edge checked on Vickie. Big Show grabbed him. They fought over who would carry her backstage (kinda like Shawn Michaels vs. Rick Martel fighting over Sherri Martel years ago).