WWF SMACKDOWN!

2002

1/3/02; Washington DC; MCI Center
1/3/02 - shown live:
WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz (w/ Stacy Keibler) defeated Spike Dudley & Tazz at 4:05 when Bubba Ray pinned Spike with a powerbomb off the top after D-Von reversed an attempt at the Dudley Dog
Jazz pinned Molly Holly with a fisherman's buster at 2:33
WWF Hardcore Champion the Undertaker defeated the Big Show at 5:05 via submission with the dragon sleeper after avoiding a powerbomb by hitting a low blow on the challenger
WWF World Champion Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle defeated WWF IC Champion Edge & Rob Van Dam at 5:11 when Jericho pinned Edge after Angle hit the Olympic Slam
Test pinned Tajiri with a boot to the face at 2:28
The Rock pinned Booker T at 5:19 with the Rock Bottom; due to prematch stipulations, the Rock earned a world title shot for the Royal Rumble

1/8/02; New York City, NY; Madison Square Garden
1/10/02:
WWF Tag Team Champions Tazz & Spike Dudley defeated Christian & Lance Storm when Christian submitted to the Tazzmission at 4:57
WWF IC Champion Edge pinned the Big Bossman with the DDT at 3:55
The Rock & Rob Van Dam defeated WWF World Champion Chris Jericho & Test at 9:30 when the Rock used the Sharpshooter to make Jericho submit
Jazz & Terri defeated WWF Women's Champion Trish Stratus & Jackie; the match was cut from the show and was not televised
Rikishi fought Booker T to a no contest when Booker vomitted on the announce table after recieving the Stinkface
Steve Austin fought Kurt Angle to a no contest when Kane interfered and hit the chokeslam on both men

1/15/02; Louisiana; Century Tel Center
1/17/02 - included the Rock’s in-ring promo on how everyone thinks they’re going to win the Royal Rumble, including the cameraman; featured Lillian Garcia interviewing WWF Women's Champion Trish Stratus backstage about her upcoming title defense against Jazz at the Royal Rumble, with Jazz attacking Trish from behind and crushing her hand:
William Regal pinned Rob Van Dam by avoiding a spear and hitting him with brass knuckles
Billy Gunn (w/ Chuck Palumbo) pinned Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) with the Fameasser after Tajiri sprayed Palumbo in the face; after the bout, Palumbo hit the Jungle Kick on Tajiri
Diamond Dallas Page pinned the Big Bossman by countering a slam into the Diamond Cutter
Rikishi defeated Christian & Lance Storm in a handicap over-the-top-rope elimination match; Rikishi eliminated Storm with a superkick; Rikishi threw Christian over the top rope onto Storm; after the bout, an over-the-top-rope brawl ensued involving the Big Show, the Acolytes, and Kane with Kane emerging as the last man standing
Test defeated WWF IC Champion Edge via disqualification when the champion hit an interfering William Regal and then Test with a steel chair Test brought into the ring; after the bout, Edge hit referee Nick Patrick with the chair due to the decision
Steve Austin & Triple H defeated Kurt Angle & Booker T when Booker was pinned after sustaining the Stunner and Pedigree; after the bout, Austin, Triple H, and the Undertaker - who appeared at ringside moments after the decision, had a staredown

1/22/02; North Charleston, SC; Coliseum
1/24/02 - included the Rock forcing Jonathan Coachman to dance the Charleston as well as Vince McMahon announcing that the nWo was on its way to the WWF:
Rob Van Dam pinned WWF IC Champion William Regal in a non-title match with the Five Star Frog Splash; after the bout, the champion was further attacked by Edge until officials intervened
Rikishi pinned the Big Bossman with the Bonzai Drop; Jackie was the referee for the bout
WWF Tag Team Champions Tazz & Spike Dudley defeated Albert & Scotty 2 Hotty when Scotty submitted to the Tazzmission
Steve Austin pinned Booker T with a kick to the midsection and the Stunner at 9:17; due to prematch stipulations, Austin advanced to a qualifying match on Raw - the winner of which would face Chris Jericho at No Way Out
The Dudley Boyz defeated Kane & the Big Show in a tables match after a miscommunication resulted in Kane going through a table; after the bout, Show and Kane had a confrontation until officials, including Sgt. Slaughter, broke it up
WWF Women’s Champion Trish Stratus defeated Jazz via disqualification when the challenger failed to release a submission hold after Trish reached the ropes; after the bout, the champion sustained a DDT
Kurt Angle pinned the Rock after the Rock sustained a chokeslam from the interfering Undertaker while the referee was distracted by Chris Jericho, who was doing guest commentary for the bout; due to prematch stipulations, Angle advanced to a match with Steve Austin on Raw - the winner of which would face Jericho at No Way Out

1/29/02; Norfolk, VA; Scope
1/31/02 - included LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, and Chris Klein from 'Rollerball' playing cards and drinking with the APA backstage; later in the show, Booker T showed up and confronted LL Cool J about why he wasn't invited to the premiere of the movie; LL said there wasn't a role in the movie for someone to get beat up in a grocery store; featured an in-ring segment in which Ric Flair said he would agree to sell his half of the company to Vince McMahon in exchange for Vince not bringing in the nWo; included a Goldust vignette in which he said he would reveal himself to 'him' on the following week's Raw; featured a pre- segment in which Jim Ross conducting a sit-down interview with Stephanie McMahon regarding her recent marital problems with Triple H; she there was nothing wrong and then said she had the perfect idea to prove to the entire world just how much Triple H loves her; included a replay of the Kid Rock "Lonely Road of Faith" / WWF history music video; featured a closing segment in which Vince McMahon, with his lawyers, had Flair come out to officially sign away his half of the company; after Flair signed his first name on the contract, Steve Austin interrupted; moments later, Flair and McMahon traded blows, with Austin then hitting the Stunner on Vince as Flair tore up the contract:
WWF World Champion Chris Jericho pinned Tazz in a non-title match at 2:35 with the Breakdown after pulling guest referee Jackie into the ropes and landing a low blow on Tazz to escape the Tazzmission; after the bout, Jericho and Jackie had a confrontation, with Jericho eventually putting her in the Walls of Jericho
Diamond Dallas Page pinned WWF European Champion Christian to win the title at 4:03 by reversing the Unprettier into the Diamond Cutter; after the bout, DDP went into the crowd to celebrate
Rob Van Dam & Edge defeated the Dudley Boyz (w/ Stacy Keibler) at 3:51 when Edge pinned Bubba Ray with the DDT after Bubba accidentally collided with an interfering William Regal on the ring apron; prior to the bout, Regal came out before the participants and joined the commentary team but, before sitting down, he was patted down by the referee to make sure he wasn't hiding a pair of brass knuckles
The Acolytes (w/ LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, & Chris Klein) defeated Booker T & Test at 2:39 when Bradshaw pinned Test with the Clothesline from Hell; after the bout, all five celebrated in the ring
The Rock & Triple H defeated the Undertaker & Kurt Angle via disqualification at 8:51 when Taker hit Triple H in the head with a steel chair as Triple H had Angle covered following the Pedigree; after the bout, Rock and Taker fought their way out on the floor where Rock eventually hit the Rock Bottom through the announce table; at the same time inside the ring, Angle applied the ankle lock on Triple H until a number of referees made him break the hold; moments later, Angle reapplied the hold on the ramp

2/5/02; Los Angeles, CA; Sports Arena
2/7/02 - included several vignettes promoting the debut of the nWo at No Way Out; featured a doctor showing Triple H and Stephanie McMahon the sonogram of their baby; featured an in-ring promo from Kurt Angle in which he brought out a baby stuffed gorilla in a baby carriage, named it Triple H Jr., then fed it baby bannanas; moments later, Triple H came out and attacked Angle with the carriage; included a promo for the Triple H / Stephanie McMahon wedding vow renewal for the following week's Raw; included Chris Jericho challenging Steve Austin to face him, with Will Sasso from 'Mad TV' coming out dressed as Austin; after Sasso, as Austin, praised Jericho, the real Austin came out, attacked Jericho, and threw him out of the ring; moments later, Austin invited Sasso back to the ring, gave him a beer, and then dropped him with the Stunner; Paulina from Tough Enough 1 was in attendance for the show; featured a posedown contest between Torrie Wilson & Stacy Keibler and Billy & Chuck, with Jerry Lawler as the MC for the event, with Torrie & Stacy winning; after the contest, Lawler raised Torrie's hand in victory, making Stacy jealous to the point where she attacked Torrie from behind:
The Rock pinned Booker T with the spinebuster and People's Elbow at 4:29; prior to the bout, Rock cut a promo on the Undertaker and challenged him to come out but Booker came out instead; the impromptu battle went on for several moments before a referee was able to get to the ring and call for the bell
WWF IC Champion William Regal & the Dudley Boyz defeated Edge, Rikishi, & Rob Van Dam at 5:07 when Bubba Ray pinned Rikishi following the 3D; after the bout, the Dudleyz held Edge, allowing Regal to punch him with the brass knuckles, bloodying his face, and then applied the Regal Stretch on the ramp
Maven pinned WWF Hardcore Champion the Undertaker to win the title at 5:34 after the Rock interfered, hit Taker over the head with a steel chair, and followed with the Rock Bottom; moments earlier, Al Snow interfered on behalf of Maven but was kicked out of the ring by the champion; later in the show, Taker assaulted Rock in the parking lot and hit the tombstone on top of a limo
WWF World Champion Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle defeated Triple H in a handicap match at 6:43 when Angle pinned Triple following an Olympic Slam onto a steel chair as Triple H attempted to hit the Pedigree on Jericho; after the bout, Stephanie McMahon came out to check on her husband; Jericho then cornered Stephanie in the corner until Triple H hit both Angle and Jericho with the chair; moments later, Angle ran into Triple H from behind, causing Triple H to fall on top of the pregnant Stephanie

2/12/02; Little Rock, AR; Alltel Arena
2/14/02:
Spike Dudley pinned Booker T at 3:11
Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated the Acolytes at 2:07 when Billy pinned Farooq
WWF IC Champion William Regal pinned Val Venis in a non-title match at the 59-second mark
Goldust pinned WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri in a non-title match at 2:00
Kane defeated WWF World Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match via disqualification at 1:45
Triple H & WWF Hardcore Champion Maven defeated Kurt Angle & the Undertaker via disqualification at 9:04

2/19/02; Rockford, IL; Metro Center
2/21/02:
Kane defeated Kurt Angle
Edge defeated Christian via submission
Rob Van Dam, Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Lance Storm & the Dudley Boyz
Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Spike Dudley & Tazz to win the titles
Triple H fought the Undertaker to a no contest when Taker refused to compete

2/26/02; Boston, MA; FleetCenter
2/28/02:
WWF Women's Champion Jazz (sub. for Stacy Keibler) & the Dudley Boyz defeated Lita, Matt & Jeff Hardy when Jazz pinned Lita after Stacy interfered
The Big Show defeated WWF IC Champion William Regal in a non-title match
WWF Hardcore Champion Maven defeated Goldust
Al Snow fought the Undertaker to a no contest
Goldust pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Maven to win the title as the champion was backstage receiving medical treatment
Booker T defeated Scotty 2 Hotty
Triple H & Kane defeated WWF World Champion Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle

3/7/02; San Antonio, TX; Freeman Coliseum
3/7/02 - shown live:
WWF Hardcore Champion Goldust defeated Rob Van Dam
Booker T defeated WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri in a non-title match
The Undertaker defeated Al Snow & Maven in a handicap match
WWF World Champion Chris Jericho defeated Kane
Lita defeated Stacy Keibler
The Rock defeated Scott Hall

3/12/02; Cleveland, OH; Gund Arena
3/14/02 - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included Jonathan Coachman conducting a backstage interview with Steve Austin regarding his match at WrestleMania X8 against Scott Hall; moments later, Hall walked out to the ring and showed footage of him dropping Austin with the Stone Cold Stunner on Raw, then adding Austin didn't have to hide backstage and should come on out; after Austin's music hit, a referee came out, prompting Kevin Nash to appear with a steel chair, showing that he was waiting on Austin to show up; Austin then came through the crowd, dropped Hall with the Stunner in the ring, and then escaped back into the crowd before Nash could make it to the ring with the chair; featured a backstage segment with Stephanie McMahon and WWE World Champion Chris Jericho, during which Jericho guessed Triple H's announcement later in the show would be his retirement, with the two saying the injury Jericho gave him on Raw was like when Triple H tore his quad; Jericho then said they should check out his announcement up close and personal; included the announcement WWF European Champion Diamond Dallas Page would face Christian at WrestleMania; featured a closing in-ring segment in which Triple H cut a promo saying Jericho's attack on him was the reason he was in the ring with a mic and not with Jericho's ass on his boot; he then said he had an unfortunate announcement, then adding it was unfortunate for Jericho because Triple H was still standing and was 100%; moments later, Jericho and Stephanie appeared at the entrance stage, with Stephanie saying she talked with Dr. James Andrews and the injury to Triple H's quad was serious and she knew he was taking a risk facing Jericho at WrestleMania; Triple H admitted Stephanie and Jericho were right that he wasn't really 100%, but he would leave WrestleMania with the title whether he walked out or had to be wheeled out of the arena; Jericho then ran out to the ring, with Triple H sending him to the floor but showing weakness in his leg in the process; a fight on the floor then saw Triple H throw Jericho into the ring steps, grab Stephanie by the hair, backdrop Jericho into the crowd, and then set up Stephanie for the Pedigree onto the announce table; Jericho then hit Triple H in the leg with the title belt before applying the Walls of Jericho on the announce table as Stephanie taunted Triple H with the title belt; after referees forced Jericho to break the hold, he stood atop the table and held up his title belts as the show ended:
Kurt Angle defeated Rob Van Dam
Billy Gunn defeated Bradshaw, Bubba Ray Dudley, and Jeff Hardy
Maven pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Al Snow to win the title after interfering in Snow's title defense against the Big Show
Test & Booker T defeated Edge & WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) at 2:43 when Booker pinned Edge with a Harlem sidekick after Edge dropped Test with the DDT; after the bout, Test kicked Tajiri off the apron before he and Booker double teamed Edge
The Undertaker defeated David Flair via disqualification when Ric Flair interfered at 1:26; after the bout, Taker fought off Ric, with David trying to make the save but was beaten down as well; moments later, Ric reentered the ring and hit Taker over the back with a steel chair, with Taker escaping to the floor

3/19/02; Ottawa, Ontario; Corel Centre
3/21/02 - included an in-ring promo by Chris Jericho & Stephanie McMahon regarding the upcoming handicap match against Triple H on Raw; moments later, Triple H interrupted and showed a compilation of clips entitled "Stephanie's Most Embarrassing Moments", then polled the crowd to see if they wanted her to stay in the WWF or leave; they wanted her to leave; Stephanie then announced that the handicap match was off and it was now a triple threat match with the world title on the line; she went on to state that not only would she not be leaving the company but she would be the world champion; featured Vince McMahon telling Kevin Nash & Scott Hall backstage that he made sure the nWo would be drafted together and would not be split up; included the Undertaker coming into Ric Flair's dressing room, with Taker asking Flair to draft him for Raw:
Booker T pinned Edge at 4:30 with the scissors kick after Kurt Angle, who did guest commentary for the bout, interfered and hit the Olympic Slam as referee Teddy Long was knocked out
Lita & Trish Stratus defeated WWF Women's Champion Jazz & Ivory at 4:18 when Trish pinned Jazz with the bulldog
William Regal defeated WWF European Champion Diamond Dallas Page to win the title at 3:54 via KO by applying the Regal Stretch after hitting the champion with a pair of brass knuckles as DDP was distracted by Christian at ringside
Test pinned WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) in a non-title match with the boot to the face at 3:54, moments after shoving Torrie off the ring apron
The Hurricane fought Molly Holly to a no contest at the 1-minute mark when Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman came out of the crowd, with Lesnar hitting the F5 on Hurricane and then a clothesline on Molly
WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy at 3:37 when Gunn pinned Matt with the Fameasser after Rico dropped Matt throat-first on the top rope (Rico's TV debut)
The Rock defeated Kevin Nash (w/ Scott Hall) via disqualification at 7:12 when Hall prevented Rock from scoring the pinfall after Rock hit the People's Elbow; after the bout, Nash powerbombed Rock through the commentary table before Hulk Hogan made the save and hit the legdrop on both Hall & Nash; moments later, X-Pac came out wearing an nWo t-shirt and hit Hogan over the head with a steel chair, busting him open; Hall and Nash followed with their own chair shots before X-Pac spraypainted nWo on Hogan's back (X-Pac's surprise return after a 4-month absence)

3/26/02; Philadelphia, PA; First Union Center
3/28/02 - Jerry Lawler's last appearance on Smackdown! as color commentator; included an in-ring promo by Kurt Angle in which he commented on Stephanie McMahon having to leave the WWF, with Kurt then holding a moment of silence for her departure in which he had the lights come down and a picture of her was shown on the big screen; after the crowd showed no respect for Stephanie, Kurt attempted to go into the crowd and beat it out of them but was quickly interrupted by Vince McMahon, who came to the ring, cut a promo on the behavior of the crowd, and blamed Triple H for Stephanie's leaving; moments later, Triple H came out and replayed the footage of him pinning Stephanie on Raw; after Angle challenged Triple H, Vince said he wanted a shot at Triple H himself and ended up saying it would be Triple H vs. Angle & Vince in a handicap match; Ric Flair then came out and said it would be Triple H & Flair teaming up in the main event; featured a backstage segment with the APA in their office, commenting on their years together, with Bradshaw telling Tajiri to tell the rest of the guys that they were having a party; Bradshaw then talked Torrie Wilson into playing strip poker; later in the show, Christian, the Hurricane, Spike Dudley, Val Venis, Booker T, the Godfather, Jackie, Ivory, Tajiri, Torrie, and Sho Funaki were shown in the back with the APA; eventually, William Regal came in to remind the APA that they were splitting up; Bradshaw then said since they were out of beer then the party was over and a brawl broke out involving everyone; the APA were the last two standing, then walked through their office door and turned their sign over to read "CLOSED"; the lights then dimmed backstage (the APA's last TV appearance as a team for over a year):
Diamond Dallas Page defeated Booker T via disqualification at around the 2-minute mark when Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman came out of the crowd, with Lesnar dropping DDP with a spinebuster and the F5 (Booker's last appearance on Smackdown! for 2 years; Lesnar's last Smackdown! appearance for 5 months)
WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) defeated the Dudley Boyz at 3:54 when Palumbo pinned Bubba Ray after Gunn, the illegal man, hit the Fameasser behind the referee's back, moments after D-Von chased an interfering Rico up the stage and to the back; after the bout, D-Von returned to the ring, where Palumbo sustained the 3D and Gunn sustained the Wazzzup Drop; moments later, Gunn sustained a 3D through a table; the Dudley Boyz then hugged (the Dudleyz' last TV match as a team for 8 months; Bubba Ray's last appearance on Smackdown! for 2 years)
Hulk Hogan, the Rock, & Kane defeated Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, & X-Pac at 6:36 when Kane pinned X-Pac with the chokeslam after avoiding the Bronko Buster (the last Smackdown! appearance of Kane, Hall, Nash, & X-Pac)
Chris Jericho defeated Matt Hardy via submission with the Walls of Jericho at 2:12 after blocking the Twist of Fate by landing a low blow; after the match, Jericho went to leave ringside but briefly put Lita in the Walls of Jericho on his way out (Lita's last appearance on Smackdown!; Hardy's last appearance on Smackdown! for 5 months)
WWF IC Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Test by reversing a powerbomb attempt into a sunset flip at 2:24; referee Earl Hebner gave the challenger a fast count due to Test shoving him around earlier in the bout (RVD's last Smackdown! appearance for 2 years)
Raven pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Maven to win the title at 1:45 with the DDT after a drop toe hold onto a steel chair; moments prior to the finish, Tommy Dreamer interfered in an attempt to win the title but was knocked out of the ring by Maven (Raven and Dreamer's last Smackdown! appearance)
Kurt Angle & Vince McMahon defeated WWF World Champion Triple H & Ric Flair at 9:04 when McMahon pinned Flair after the Undertaker interfered and kicked Flair in the face as he attempted to apply the figure-4 (Flair's last Smackdown! appearance; Taker's last Smackdown! appearance for 5 months)

4/2/02; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena
4/4/02 - 1st 'McMahon' episode:
WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) defeated Scotty 2 Hotty & Albert when Gunn pinned Scotty after Rico interfered and executed a spin wheel kick; after the match, Albert turned on his partner and hit the Baldo Bomb
Christian pinned Diamond Dallas Page with the Unprettier
Edge defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification when Angle blocked Edge's spear with a steel chair
Billy Kidman pinned WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri to win the title with a roll up into a sunset flip as Tajiri became distracted, looking for the title belt he brought into the ring to use as a weapon
Hardcore Holly pinned Maven with the Alabama Slam
The Rock pinned Chris Jericho with the Rock Bottom; Kurt Angle interfered late in the match until Edge chased him into the crowd

4/9/02; Tucson, AZ; Convention Center
4/11/02:
Tajiri pinned the Hurricane with a kick to the head
Albert pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with the Baldo Bomb; Rikishi saved Scotty from further harm after the match
Chris Jericho pinned Edge with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after Kurt Angle dropped Edge throat-first over the top rope; Edge was later double-teamed backstage until Hulk Hogan made the save
Al Snow (w/ Maven) pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Chuck Palumbo (w/ Billy Gunn & Rico) with the Snow Plow
WWF World Champion Triple H pinned Kurt Angle in a non-title match with the Pedigree after Hulk Hogan saved Triple H from a double team assault by Angle and Chris Jericho

4/16/02; Houston, TX; Compaq Center
4/18/02:
Al Snow, Maven, & Rikishi defeated Albert & WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) when Maven pinned Chuck with a flying crossbody
Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated WWF Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman & the Hurricane when Tajiri pinned the Hurricane with a kick to the head
Farooq pinned Test with a roll up and his feet on the ropes
Hardcore Holly pinned Diamond Dallas Page with a dropkick
WWF World Champion Triple H & Hulk Hogan fought Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle to a no contest after the referee was knocked out, Hogan accidentally gave Triple H a chair shot, Edge chased Angle into the crowd, and Triple H returned Hogan’s chair shot with one of his own

4/23/02; Peoria, IL; Civic Center
4/25/02:
Al Snow, Maven, & Billy Kidman defeated WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri & WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo
Randy Orton pinned Hardcore Holly with an Oklahoma side roll at 2:45; prior to the bout, it was announced Christian would face Mark Henry later in the show (Orton's TV debut) (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary, Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator)
Mark Henry defeated Christian
Kurt Angle & Albert defeated Edge & Rikishi
Chris Jericho pinned Triple H with a roll up after Triple H knocked an interfering Undertaker, from Raw, off the ring apron; due to pre-match stipulations, Jericho won a world title shot; after the bout, Taker hit a chokeslam on Triple H

4/30/02; Pittsburgh, PA; Mellon Arena
5/2/02:
WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) defeated Rikishi & the Hurricane when Palumbo pinned the Hurricane after Rico interfered and hit a spin kick; after the bout, Rico was double teamed by the challengers
Randy Orton defeated Hardcore Holly via disqualification after a low blow; after the bout, Holly hit the Alabama Slam on the rampway
Kurt Angle & Lance Storm defeated Edge & Val Venis when Angle pinned Venis with a roll up after Storm hit the superkick
Christian & Test defeated Mark Henry & Farooq when Farooq was pinned after Henry left ringside to chase D-Von Dudley backstage
WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned Billy Kidman with the kick to the head after pulling Torrie into a Kidman dive to the floor moments earlier
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Chris Jericho in a No DQ match at 10:19 with a roll up after the challenger became distracted by the Undertaker's music playing; mid-way through the match, Triple H came out to provide guest commentary, during which he hinted he had something up his sleeve for Jericho; after the bout, Triple H made the save for Hogan against Jericho (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary, Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho)

5/7/02; Bridgeport, CT; Harbor Yard Arena
5/9/02:
The Hurricane defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri via count-out
Test defeated Mark Henry
Lance Storm defeated Randy Orton
D-Von Dudley defeated Triple H
Rico & WWE Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated Al Snow, Maven, & Rikishi
WWE World Champion Hulk Hogan & Edge fought Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle to a no contest

5/14/02; Montreal, Quebec; Bell Centre
5/16/02 - featured an in-ring swimsuit contest between WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus and Stacy Keibler, hosted by Tazz; the contest was supposed to be between Stacy and Torrie Wilson but WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri ran in and covered up Torrie before the segment began, then took her backstage; after Stacy declared herself the winner and that she wouldn't have to take off her swimsuit; moments later, Trish walked out and asked Stacy if she was afraid of a little competition, then taking off her robe; Tazz proclaimed Trish the winner, with Trish then knocking Stacy to the floor:
Val Venis & Randy Orton defeated Lance Storm & Hardcore Holly when Orton pinned Storm at 2:16
D-Von Dudley pinned Maven at 1:54
Rikishi pinned Rico at 2:04
The Hurricane defeated Billy Kidman and WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri to win the title at 2:21 by pinning Tajiri
Kurt Angle & Chris Jericho defeated Triple H & Edge at 8:48 when Angle pinned Edge with the Olympic Slam after blocking a spear from Edge by using a steel chair to the head; moments prior to the finish, Triple H and Jericho battled into the crowd (WWE's Top 50 Superstars of All Time)

5/21/02; Tupelo, MS
5/23/02:
Triple H defeated Lance Storm
Test defeated Randy Orton
Edge & Maven defeated Kurt Angle & Christian when Maven pinned Christian with a roll up after avoiding the Unprettier
D-Von Dudley (w/ Batista) pinned Rikishi after Rico interfered and hit Rikishi in the back of the head with one of the tag team title belts
WWE Cruiserweight Champion the Hurricane defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Chris Jericho defeated Mark Henry

5/28/02; Calgary, Alberta; Saddledome
5/30/02 - featured the TV debut of Dawn Marie:
WWE Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Rico defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo at 2:16 when Rikishi kicked Rico in the face, who then fell on Palumbo for the win; after the match, Gunn & Palumbo argued with Rico over the loss
Christian pinned Maven at 2:08 with the Unprettier after Tajiri interfered and kicked Maven in the head, knocking him off the top rope
Chris Jericho pinned Farooq at 3:59 with a modified neckbreaker after Farooq hit an unprotected turnbuckle
WWE World Champion the Undertaker pinned Randy Orton with the chokeslam at 5:20; after the match, Triple H made the save and challenged the champion to a title match
Tajiri & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Billy Kidman & WWE Cruiserweight Champion the Hurricane at 4:10 when Tajiri pinned the Hurricane with the kick to the head after the champion became distracted by a message on the big screen that said the mystery person who had been leaving notes for the Hurricane in previous weeks would reveal themself the following week
Test pinned Triple H with the boot to the face at 5:47 after Triple H knocked the Undertaker off the ring apron; earlier in the match, Lance Storm also interfered on behalf of Test; after the contest, Taker pounded away at Triple H, hit the chokeslam, and repeatedly smacked him with a steel chair until numerous referees and officials intervened
Edge pinned Kurt Angle in a steel cage match at around the 17-minute mark with a spear off the top rope after knocking Angle off the top to the mat; Angle was the first to escape the cage, at 9:45, but Hulk Hogan came ringside and threw Angle back in the cage before the referee - who was unconcious - could stop the match; Hogan remained ringside until the finish of the match (Bloodbath: Wrestling's Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches, Edge: A Decade of Decadence)

6/4/02; Oklahoma City, OK; Cox Center
6/6/02 - included the revelation that Nidia was the one who had been sending the Hurricane letters over the previous weeks; featured the on-screen debut of Jamie Noble as he attacked the Hurricane backstage; included the on-screen debut of Linda Miles and Jackie Gayda in which Vince McMahon made a match between Linda and Ivory for Velocity; featured Tajiri attacking Maven in his hospital room after finding him with Torrie Wilson:
Triple H and Hulk Hogan co-won a 20-man battle royal at 8:14 when both men hit the the floor at the same time following a Triple H clothesline; order of elimination: Farooq by D-Von Dudley via backdrop (:50), D-Von by Triple H (1:33), Billy Kidman by Test via a boot to the face as Kidman stood on the apron (1:51), Val Venis by Christian (1:58), Christian by Hulk Hogan (2:21), Randy Orton by Kurt Angle via backdrop (3:16), Al Snow by Chris Jeircho via a forearm blow as Snow stood on the apron (3:35), Lance Storm by Mark Henry via clothesline (3:45), Chavo Guerrero Jr. by Henry via gorilla press onto Storm (3:58), the Hurricane by Angle after avoiding the chokeslam (4:17), Hugh Morrus by Angle via clothesline (4:23), Albert by Angle as Albert attempted to eliminate Hardcore Holly (4:43), Henry eliminated by falling over the top while lunging at Angle, who stood on the ring apron (5:11), Angle by Holly (5:34), Holly by Test via a boot (5:41), Jericho by Hogan and Test by Triple H (6:47); the match was to determine the #1 contender to the world title and who would face the Undertaker at the King of the Ring; after the bout, a one-on-one bout was made by Vince McMahon for later in the night between Hogan and Triple H
Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Rico in an elimination match to win the titles at 4:05; Rico submitted to a wrist lock from Palumbo at the 24-second mark; Rikishi pinned Gunn with a Diamond Cutter at 1:59; Palumbo pinned Rikishi with the Jungle Kick after Rico interfered and hit a spin kick on his partner; during the cover, Gunn pushed Rikishi's foot off the bottom rope
KOTR Qualifying Match: Val Venis pinned Christian at 3:22 by avoiding the Unprettier and hitting a back suplex into a powerbomb
Kurt Angle pinned Hardcore Holly at 6:59 with a roll over and grabbing into the ropes for leverage; after the bout, Holly dominated a brawl with Angle by hitting the Alabama Slam and then using the ring bell as a weapon
KOTR Qualifying Match: Chris Jericho defeated Edge via forfeit when Edge was unable to compete due to a shoulder injury sustained during the previous week's steel cage match against Kurt Angle; during the segment, Jericho attacked Edge and further injured the shoulder by laying it across the steel ring steps and smashing it with a steel chair before Val Venis made the save
Lance Storm pinned Billy Kidman at 2:44 with a superkick after avoiding a clothesline
Triple H pinned Hulk Hogan with the Pedigree at 6:43 after kicking out of the legdrop; after the match, Hogan brought Triple H back into the ring to shake his hand and both men posed until they were attacked by Kurt Angle and the Undertaker; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE World Champion the Undertaker at the King of the Ring (Hulk Hogan: The Unreleased Archives)

6/11/02; Greenville, SC; Bi-Lo Center
6/13/02 - included Vince McMahon officiating the contract signing between Triple H and the Undertaker for a world title match at the King of the Ring; moments thereafter, Triple H demanded a match with the Undertaker that night, fending off Billy Gunn, smashing a number of monitors, and threatening to destroy a video camera until Vince McMahon returned ringside and made a main event tag team match with Triple H and Taker on opposing teams:
KOTR Qualifying Match: Test pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion the Hurricane with the Test Drive in a non-title match; after the bout, Jamie Noble and Nidia came to the ring and humiliated the beaten champion
KOTR Qualifying Match: Hardcore Holly pinned Tajiri by fighting off the Tarantula and hitting the Alabama Slam
Billy Kidman & Val Venis defeated Chris Jericho & Lance Storm when Kidman pinned Storm with a roll up
Farooq pinned D-Von Dudley with the Dominator after around 10 seconds; after the bout, Batista ran to the ring but Farooq escaped harm
WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus & Linda Miles defeated Ivory & Jackie Gayda when Trish pinned Ivory with the bulldog
WWE World Champion the Undertaker & Kurt Angle defeated Triple H via disqualification in a handicap match when Triple H hit Taker with the sledgehammer; after the bout, Triple H sustained Angle’s Olympic Slam; the bout was to have been a tag team match also involving Hulk Hogan but Hogan was attacked by Angle and Taker moments before the bout was scheduled to begin

6/18/02; Sacramento, CA; Arco Arena
6/20/02 – included an opening segment in which Kurt Angle cut a promo on facing Hulk Hogan at the King of the Ring which led to he and Hogan brawling in the ring:
Rikishi pinned Christian even though Christian’s foot was on the bottom rope during the cover; after the bout, Lance Storm came ringside to argue the decision and later blamed the referees for being biased against Canadians
Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Billy Kidman after Nidia interfered to prevent Kidman from hitting the Shooting Star Press; due to pre-match stipulations, Noble became the #1 contender for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship; after the match, the Hurricane attacked Noble and regained possession of his mask
Triple H pinned Billy Gunn (w/ Chuck Palumbo & Rico) with the Pedigree; after the bout, the Undertaker and Kurt Angle came to the ring to attack Triple H, with Angle accidentally hitting Taker with a steel chair
KOTR Qualifying Match: Chris Jericho defeated Val Venis via submission with the Walls of Jericho
KOTR Qualifying Match: Test pinned Hardcore Holly with the boot to the face
Kurt Angle defeated WWE World Champion the Undertaker in a non-title match with a roll up after the champion became distracted by Triple H at ringside; after the bout, Triple H was the last man standing following a brawl with he and Hulk Hogan against Taker and Angle

6/25/02; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena
6/27/02 - included an in-ring promo by the Undertaker which was interrupted by Kurt Angle, who then challenged Taker for a world title match the following week:
Kurt Angle pinned John Cena at 5:37 with a double chicken wing into a roll up; prior to the bout, Cena accepted Angle's open challenge for someone whom he had never faced before to wrestle him; after the match, Cena offered to shake Angle’s hand in a showing of respect but Angle just laughed and walked away; moments later, Cena was congratulated backstage by Rikishi, Farooq, Billy Kidman, and the Undertaker (Cena's TV debut) (Before They Were Superstars 2, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)
WWE Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated Hardcore Holly & Val Venis when Palumbo pinned Venis after Gunn hit the Fameasser
Lance Storm pinned Mark Henry with a superkick after Christian came ringside
Rikishi defeated Test via disqualification after Test shoved the referee down; after the bout, Rikishi survived an attack from Christian, Lance Storm, and Test
Billy Kidman & the Hurricane defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) & Tajiri when Kidman pinned Tajiri with the Shooting Star Press after the Hurricane hit the chokeslam
D-Von Dudley & Batista defeated Farooq & Randy Orton when Batista pinned Orton with a spinebuster
Hulk Hogan defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification after Jericho hit Hogan in the head with a steel chair; after the bout, Jericho continued his assault on the floor with the chair until his own music and pyro went off with Edge making a surprise appearance, hitting the spear on Jericho, and saving Hogan from further injury

7/2/02; Boston, MA; FleetCenter
7/4/02:
Lance Storm (w/ Christian & Test) pinned Rikishi after Test kicked Rikishi in the face as he attempted the Bonzai Drop
D-Von Dudley & Batista defeated Randy Orton & Val Venis when Batista pinned Orton with a spine buster after Orton missed a crossbody off the top
Hulk Hogan & Edge defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) to win the titles at 10:04 when Edge pinned Palumbo following a double boot to the face and a legdrop from both Edge and Hogan; Hogan used his classic "Real American" theme song before and after the bout to celebrate Independence Day (Hogan's first time using "Real American" in 9 years) (Vengeance 02, Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology, Edge: A Decade of Decadence, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)
Chris Jericho pinned John Cena at 5:07 with the Flashback and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage; after the bout, Jericho extended his hand to Cena but attacked him until Cena eventually cleared the ring
Torrie Wilson defeated Stacy Keibler in a Bra & Panties match
WWE World Champion the Undertaker fought Kurt Angle to a draw at 10:22 when Taker pinned Angle at the same time that he tapped out to Angle's triangle choke; following the commercial break, more referees came into the ring as the crowd began to chant "Bullshit;" moments later, referee Mike Sparks ruled Angle as the winner while referee Jimmy Kordaris ruled Taker as the winner; referee for the match, Mike Chioda, then ruled the match a draw; Angle then jumped Taker from behind and put him in the ankle lock until he was pulled away by referees (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

7/9/02; Atlantic City, NJ
7/11/02:
WWE Tag Team Champions Hulk Hogan & Edge defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) at 6:17 when Hogan pinned Gunn with the boot to the face and legdrop after Edge dropped Palumbo with the spear (Hulk Hogan: The Unreleased Archives)
WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly pinned Torrie Wilson with a roll up
D-Von Dudley & Batista defeated Randy Orton & Mark Henry when Batista pinned Henry with a spinebuster
Rikishi pinned Test with a Samoan Drop, despite the outside interference from Christian and Lance Storm; after the match, Edge & Hulk Hogan made the save for Rikishi
Billy Kidman & the Hurricane defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) & Tajiri at 3:06 when Kidman pinned Noble with a sit-down powerbomb off the top
WWE World Champion the Undertaker & John Cena defeated Kurt Angle & Chris Jericho when Cena pinned Jericho with an Oklahoma side roll after the Undertaker blocked the Lionsault with a punch to the face; after the match, the Rock laid out both the Undertaker and Angle

7/16/02; Wilkes-Barre, PA; First Union Arena
7/18/02:
John Cena defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification following a low blow; after the match, Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho on Cena and attacked him with a chair until officials broke it up
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated the Hurricane via submission with the STF; after the match, Chavo issued a challenge to the debuting Rey Mysterio Jr. for the following week
Hardcore Holly & Val Venis defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) when Val pinned Gunn with the Money Shot following the Alabama Slam, despite outside interference from Rico (the match was originally to air on Velocity but was instead edited and put into the Smackdown! broadcast)
Rikishi & WWE Tag Team Champions Hulk Hogan & Edge defeated Test, Christian, & Lance Storm when Edge pinned Storm with the DDT after avoiding the superkick
Billy Kidman pinned Tajiri with the Shooting Star Press; after the match, Jamie Noble attempted to attack Kidman but was fought off until Tajiri sprayed green mist into Kidman's eyes, allowing Noble to hit the powerbomb on Kidman
The Rock defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification when the Undertaker nailed the Rock with a clothesline midway through the People's Elbow, after Rock had attacked Taker on the floor; after the match, Angle hit Taker with a chair and applied the ankle lock on Rock

7/23/02; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse
7/25/02:
Mark Henry defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification at 2:58 when Brock Lesnar interfered and hit the F5 on Henry; after the match, Angle and Lesnar had a confrontation backstage (Lesnar's Smackdown! debut)
Val Venis (w/ Hardcore Holly) pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Batista) at 3:06 with a back suplex into a sit-down powerbomb as Holly attacked Batista on the floor; after the match, Batista laid out both Holly and Val
Rikishi pinned Albert at 2:45 with a kick to the face and the Bonzai Drop
Hulk Hogan & WWE World Champion the Rock defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Christian & Lance Storm (w/ Test) via disqualification at 9:13 when Brock Lesnar broke Hogan's cover on Christian following the legdrop, hit the F5 on Hogan, and then taunted the Rock from the ramp
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 5:52 with the 619 and West Coast Pop (Mysterio's TV debut) (Rey Mysterio: 619 , Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man)
John Cena pinned Test at 3:19 by reversing a powerbomb attempt into an over-the-head sunset flip; after the match, Test kicked Cena in the face
Edge defeated Chris Jericho in a steel cage match at around the 15-minute mark by escaping over the top seconds before Jericho crawled out of the door; the bout began during the commercial break; after the contest, Lance Storm, Christian, Jericho, and Test attacked Edge on the floor and in the ring until Rey Mysterio Jr. and John Cena made the save (The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time)

7/30/02; Charlotte, NC; Coliseum
8/1/02:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Tajiri at 7:15 with a West Coast Pop off the top
Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Mark Henry with an over-the-head belly to belly suplex and the F5
Hulk Hogan defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification at 10:32 when Angle hit Hogan over the back with a steel chair, thinking the referee was knocked out at the time, as Hogan was distracted by Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman at ringside; stipulations stated that the winner would face Lesnar the following week; after the contest, Angle continued to attack Hogan until Hogan fought him off and dropped him with the boot to the face; as Hogan attempted the legdrop, Lesnar tripped him from the floor and then hit the F5 inside the ring (Hulk Hogan: The Unreleased Archives)
Rikishi pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Batista) with the Bonzai Drop, after kicking Batista to the floor; after the match, Batista and D-Von double teamed Rikishi
John Cena pinned Rico; after the match, Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo attacked Cena
WWE IC Champion Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero defeated WWE World Champion the Rock & Edge at 13:00 when Rock tapped out to Benoit's Crippler Crossface after being distracted by Brock Lesnar at ringside (Benoit & Guerrero's surprise Smackdown! return)

8/4/02; Richmond, VA; Coliseum
8/8/02:
John Cena defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification when Chris Benoit interfered and applied the Crippler Crossface as Angle was about to be counted-out; after the match, Cena, Edge, and Rey Mysterio Jr. dominated a brawl with Angle, Benoit, and Eddie Guerrero
Mark Henry pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Batista) with a running poweslam
Rikishi pinned Batista with a kick to the face after D-Von accidentally hit Batista
The Hurricane & Shannon Moore defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo (w/ Rico) when Moore pinned Palumbo with a victory roll after avoiding the Doomsday Device
Edge, Rey Mysterio Jr., & John Cena defeated Kurt Angle, WWE IC Champion Chris Benoit, & Eddie Guerrero when Mysterio pinned Angle with the springboard Frankensteiner into a roll up after hitting the 619
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble & Nidia defeated Billy Kidman & Torrie Wilson when Nidia pinned Torrie with a roll up as Torrie kicked Noble to the floor
Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated Hulk Hogan via KO at 10:05 with a bearhug after hitting the F5; late in the bout, Lesnar kicked out of the legdrop; after the match, Brock returned to the ring and hit a bloody Hogan in the head with a steel chair and, moments later, smeared Hogan's blood across his own chest; had Hogan won the match, he would have won Lesnar's WWE World title shot against the Rock at Summer Slam (Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain)

8/13/02; Seattle, WA; Key Arena
8/15/02:
Billy Gunn, Chuck Palumbo, & Rico defeated the Hurricane, Shannon Moore, & Hardcore Holly; after the match, Matt Hardy made the save for the faces
Kurt Angle defeated Mark Henry via submission with the ankle lock; after the match, Rey Mysterio Jr. attacked Angle
Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Rikishi with the F5 as Rikishi prepared to hit the Stinkface on Heyman
Nidia (w/ Jamie Noble) pinned Torrie Wilson (w/ Billy Kidman) after Noble interfered and hit a clothesline on Torrie
Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. via disqualification when Kurt Angle interfered and applied the ankle lock on Mysterio
WWE World Champion the Rock pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Benoit with the Rock Bottom; late in the match, Brock Lesnar came ringside to distract the world champion

8/20/02; Fayetteville, NC
8/22/02:
The Hurricane & Shannon Moore defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) & Tajiri when Moore pinned Noble by reversing a powerbomb attempt into a sunset flip
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Matt Hardy with a roll up as Matt was distracted by Kane's pyro; after the match, Hardy argued the desicion with the referee since this was his hometown
Billy Kidman defeated Kurt Angle via count-out when Angle left ringside to chase Rey Mysterio Jr. backstage; after the match, Angle attacked Kidman
Rikishi & John Cena defeated D-Von Dudley & Batista when Rikishi pinned D-Von with the Bonazi Drop after Batista hit a spinebuster on his partner and walked out of the match
WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly pinned Nidia (w/ Jamie Noble) with the somersault sit-down splash onto a standing Nidia after knocking Noble off the apron; had Nidia won the title, she would have flashed the crowd; after the match, Molly knocked Noble into Nidia when Nidia attempted to flash the crowd anyway
WWE World Champion the Rock & Edge defeated WWE IC Champion Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero when Edge pinned Guerrero with the spear; after the match, the Rock knocked an interfering Brock Lesnar out of the ring as the show came to a close

8/27/02; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun Hotel & Casino
8/29/02:
Eddie Guerrero pinned Edge with the frog splash after blocking the spear with a steel chair; due to prematch stipulations, Guerrero advanced to the next round in a one-night competition to determine the #1 contender to the world title
D-Von Dudley pinned John Cena; after the match, Batista attacked D-Von
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Rico with the 619 and the Frankensteiner into a roll up
Rikishi pinned Eddie Guerrero with a kick to the face; due to prematch stipulations, Rikishi advanced in the #1 contender competition; after the match, Chris Benoit attacked Rikishi and locked him in the Crippler Crossface until Edge made the save
Shannon Moore (w/ the Hurricane) pinned Tajiri (w/ Jamie Noble & Nidia)
Chris Benoit defeated Rikishi via submission with the Crippler Crossface; due to prematch stipulations, Benoit advanced in the #1 contender competition
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Matt Hardy in a non-title match by blocking the Twist of Fate and hitting the F5
The Undertaker defeated Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle by pinning Benoit with the powerbomb; due to prematch stipulations, the Undertaker became the #1 contender to the world title (Taker's surprise debut on Smackdown!)

9/3/02; Green Bay, WI; Resch Center Arena
9/5/02:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Billy Gunn (w/ Chuck Palumbo & Rico) at 5:05 with a victory roll out of a backdrop attempt; after the match, Chuck proposed to Gunn to be his 'partner in life', with Gunn accepting
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Shannon Moore at 6:01 with the Tiger Bomb in a non-title match
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Randy Orton at 5:27 in a non-title match by rolling through on a crossbody off the top, picking Orton up, and hitting the F5
Mark Henry pinned Tajiri with a running powerslam at 3:24 after blocking the Tarantula
Batista pinned D-Von Dudley with a powerbomb at 2:32
Hardcore Holly pinned Matt Hardy with a roll over at 5:00 and holding the tights for leverage
Crash Holly pinned the Hurricane at 4:40 by reversing the chokeslam into an inside cradle
The Undertaker, Edge, & Rikishi defeated Kurt Angle, Eddie Guerrero, & Chris Benoit when Taker pinned Guerrero with the powerbomb at 11:06 as Benoit and Angle brawled on the floor

9/10/02; Minneapolis, MN; Target Center
9/12/02:
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Hardcore Holly in a non-title match at 6:12 with the F5
Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Edge & John Cena at 7:04 when Eddie pinned Cena with the frog splash after Chavo hit the brainbuster; after the match, Edge avoided the Stinkface from Chavo and forced Eddie into it instead
Kurt Angle pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with an Olympic Slam off the top at 8:26 (Rey Mysterio: 619 )
Chris Benoit defeated Rikishi via disqualification at 3:05 when Kurt Angle interfered and shoved Benoit off the top; after the match, Angle held Benoit down as Rikishi used the Stinkface in the corner
Torrie Wilson pinned Nidia at 1:42 with a neckbreaker
Matt Hardy defeated the Undertaker via count-out after around 4:30 when Taker left ringside after seeing that Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar were harassing his wife Sara backstage; Lesnar blindsided Taker with a chair backstage, laying him out; both Heyman and Lesnar were in Hardy's corner earlier in the bout but were individually sent backstage after physically interfering

9/17/02; Colorado Springs, CO; World Arena
9/19/02:
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Torrie Wilson defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble & Nidia at 4:06 when Mysterio pinned Noble with a modified sunset flip / powerbomb move
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned John Cena with the F5 in a non-title match
Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Edge & Rikishi when Chavo pinned Rikishi after hitting him in the head with a video camera; after the match, Eddie hit Edge in the head with a steel chair, busting him open
Matt Hardy pinned the Hurricane with the Twist of Fate after a low blow
Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit when Benoit was pinned; after the match, Angle applied the ankle lock on his tag partner before Benoit reversed it into the Crippler Crossface as the show came to a close

9/24/02; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena
9/26/02:
Rikishi pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Bonzai Drop
Tajiri & Jamie Noble defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo in an impromptu match after Gunn and Palumbo judged a bikini contest between Torrie Wilson and Nidia, giving the win to Torrie
Edge pinned Eddie Guerrero in a No DQ match at around the 19-minute mark following a DDT off the top of a ladder; mid-way through the contest, referee Mike Sparks was helped backstage after Edge accidentally struck him in the face with the ladder; after Edge went backstage, the fans cheered Guerrero as he struggled to his feet (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary, You Think You Know Me? The Story of Edge)
The Undertaker defeated Matt Hardy; after the bout, WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar came to the ring and busted the Undertaker open after hitting him with the world title belt
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit at 8:44 by pinning Benoit with a springboard hurricanrana into a cover after Benoit sent Angle to the floor with a back suplex over the top (Rey Mysterio: 619 )

10/1/02; Lafayette, LA
10/3/02:
Smackdown! Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Rikishi & Mark Henry when Henry submitted to Eddie's El Passo Lasso after Chavo used a steel chair on Henry's leg
Matt Hardy pinned the Undertaker in a falls count anywhere match at 4:46 after the two battled backstage and Brock Lesnar interfered, hitting the F5 onto the cement floor; after the bout, Lesnar hit the Undertaker with a helium tank
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Crash Holly with a roll up and using the ropes for leverage
Edge pinned Kurt Angle with the spear after Angle accidentally hit himself in the head with a chair; the chair bounced off the top rope as he swung at Chris Benoit, who was on the ring apron; Edge originally won the match with a cradle after Angle hit a superplex but the original and replacement referee argued over the decision to the point where the match was ordered to continue
Smackdown! Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Farooq & D-Von Dudley defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo when D-Von pinned Gunn following a spinebuster from Farooq
Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie in a bikini contest; after the contest, Dawn Marie threw her opponent to the floor
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chris Benoit with a standing West Coast Pop after Kurt Angle interfered and dropped Benoit throat-first across the top rope; after the bout, Angle and Benoit traded finishers before - in an untelevised incident - WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar came to the ring and hit an F5 on both men

10/8/02; Phoenix, AZ; America West Arena
10/10/02:
Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) defeated Rikishi via submission with the El Passo Lasso at 4:37 after Chavo hit Rikishi in the leg with a chair
Smackdown! Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated Billy Kidman & John Cena at 7:50 when Kidman submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface, moments after Angle had the ankle lock applied until Cena made the save
Billy Gunn (w/ Chuck Palumbo) pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Ron Simmons) at 5:23 with the Fameasser after Palumbo hit the Jungle Kick on Simmons on the floor
Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie in a Lingerie contest
Smackdown! Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Tajiri & WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) (sub. for Jamie Noble) at 7:20 when Edge pinned Tajiri following the 619 and spear after Tajiri accidentally kicked his own partner; after the match, the Undertaker made the save for the other three competitors by holding off Lesnar

10/15/02; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre
10/17/02:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Ron Simmons & D-Von Dudley at 4:37 when Edge pinned Simmons with the DDT; after the match, the Guerreros attacked Mysterio and Edge
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble pinned Nidia with a roll up at 2:03; after the match, the two made up and double-teamed Tajiri, who was the special referee
John Cena pinned Billy Kidman with a roll up and using the ropes for leverage at 5:38
WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Chuck Palumbo at 6:30 with the F5; after the match, the Undertaker stormed the ring and busted the champion open with his arm cast until Heyman could pull his man out of the ring
Matt Hardy & Dawn Marie defeated Rikishi & Torrie Wilson at 3:59 when Dawn Marie pinned Torrie after Hardy reversed the pin behind the referee’s back; after the match, Rikishi rather than Torrie hit the Stinkface on Hardy
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 10:45 when Angle pinned Eddie with the Olympic Slam after Benoit hit both opponents with a steel chair

10/22/02; Memphis, TN; Pyramid
10/24/02:
Rikishi pinned Matt Hardy with the Rikishi Driver at 3:21; after the match, the Big Show made his Smackdown! debut by beating Rikishi down
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Tajiri at 3:54 with a roll over, bridge, and holding onto Nidia outside the ring
Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 7:15 when Edge pinned Chavo following a springboard legdrop into the ring by Mysterio behind the referee's back; due to prematch stipulations, Edge & Mysterio became the #1 contenders to the Smackdown! tag team titles (Rey Mysterio: The Life of a Masked Man)
Bily Kidman pinned John Cena at 2:44 by blocking a sunset flip and holding onto the ropes for leverage; after the match, Cena attacked Kidman in and outside of the ring, eventually throwing Kidman into the steel ring steps
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chris Benoit pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Kurt Angle at 8:15 with a cradle after Chavo Guerrero Jr. interfered and hit Angle in the back of the head with one of the title belts as Eddie Guerrero distracted the referee; after the match, Angle attacked Benoit and destroyed he and Benoit's tag team trophy - which, due to stipulations, Benoit earned by winning the match

10/29/02; Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena
10/31/02:
Edge pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chris Benoit with a spear at 12:21 after avoiding a clothesline after fighting off an interfering Kurt Angle
The Big Show pinned Rikishi with the chokeslam at 2:28; after the match, Show once again challenged Brock Lesnar
Torrie Wilson pinned Dawn Marie in a pool of mud match following a chop
Matt Hardy pinned Tajiri with the Twist of Fate at 7:38
Eddie Guerrero pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Kurt Angle at 13:20 with the frog splash after Chris Benoit hit Angle in the head with one of the title belts
Rey Mysterio Jr. fought WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) to a no contest at around the 4-minute mark when the Big Show came ringside, caught Mysterio in the air as Mysterio attempted the 619 on the champion, and threw him into the crowd; moments later, Lesnar attacked Show on the floor but was rammed into the steel ringpost and sustained a chokeslam through the announce table

11/5/02; Manchester, NH; Verizon Wireless Arena
11/7/02:
Billy Kidman & Torrie Wilson defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble & Nidia when Kidman pinned Noble with the Shooting Star Press
Rikishi pinned John Cena with the Bonzai Drop
The Big Show pinned Matt Hardy by catching Hardy coming off the top and hitting the chokeslam
Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match to win the titles; fall #1: Mysterio pinned Benoit following a double team powerbomb / frankensteiner; fall #2: Angle forced Edge to submit with the ankle lock; fall #3: Angle was pinned following a miscommunication with Benoit; the challengers originally won the third fall when Mysterio pinned Angle but the match was restarted since Angle’s foot was on the bottom rope
WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar pinned Eddie Guerrero with the F5 after countering attempted interference from Chavo Guerrero Jr.; after the match, the Big Show attacked Lesnar from behind and threw him off the stage, much as he had done to the Undertaker weeks prior

11/12/02; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena
11/14/02:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Edge pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. by avoiding the tornado DDT and hitting his own DDT
Matt Hardy & John Cena defeated Rikishi & Tajiri when Hardy pinned Tajiri after both men hit a simultaneous DDT
Eddie Guerrero defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. via submission with the El Passo Lasso and holding onto the ropes for leverage
Billy Kidman pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) in a non-title match with a cradle after suffering a superplex by the champion
Chris Benoit fought Kurt Angle to a double disqualification when Edge, Rey Mysterio Jr., and the Guerreros, who sat at ringside for the bout, interfered; after the match, Benoit and Angle won a brawl over the two other teams and reconceild

11/19/02; Hartford, CT; Civic Center
11/21/02:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 2:54 with a modified West Cost Pop after Noble threw Mysterio over his head, who then landed and bounced off the middle rope (Rey Mysterio: 619 )
Chris Benoit defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the Crippler Crossface after Chavo attempted to come off the top; prior to the contest, Eddie Guerrero - who escorted Chavo to the ring - was sent backstage
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Tajiri with the Shooting Star Press
Kurt Angle pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero with an Olympic Slam off the top after Guerrero attempted to hit the frog splash; late in the contest, Chavo Guerrero Jr. - who had been sent backstage before the match - itnerfered on behalf of his uncle; Chris Benoit soon followed but stood on the rampway and watched as opposed to getting in the ring; after the match, Angle took down an interfering Chavo with the ankle lock
Rikishi pinned John Cena with a belly to belly suplex; after the match, Bull Buchanon attacked Rikishi and left ringside with Cena
WWE Smackdown! World Champion the Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated Edge via disqualification when Brock Lesnar ran in the ring, hit the F5 on the champion, and chased Heyman into the crowd; prior to the outside interference, Edge sustained three chokeslams from Show under orders of Heyman

11/26/02; Columbia, SC
11/28/02:
Matt Hardy & John Cena (w/ Bull Buchanon) defeated Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. when Hardy pinned Mysterio with a roll up and grabbing the ropes for leverage
Tajiri pinned Chuck Palumbo with a kick to the head after spraying mist into his opponent's face
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit after Benoit was hit with one of the title belts
Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie in a Pilgrim match
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Crash Holly with the Shooting Star Press
WWE World Champion the Big Show fought the Fabulous Moolah to a no contest when Brock Lesnar interfered and hit the F5 on the champion through the announce table

12/3/02; Dallas, TX; American Airlines Center
12/5/02:
Albert pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. after 3 minutes with a backbreaker; after the bout, Albert continued to attack Mysterio's knee until Edge made the save; moments later, Mysterio was taken from the arena in an ambulance
Crash Holly pinned Jamie Noble
Bill DeMott pinned Sho Funaki with the moonsault
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Kurt Angle defeated Chris Benoit, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero, and Edge in an elimination match at around 20:45; Benoit defeated Guerrero via submission with the Crippler Crossface at around 7:30 after Guerrero sustained a spear from Edge; Edge pinned Benoit with the spear at around 9:30 after Guerrero interfered and hit Benoit in the back of the head with his tag team title belt; Angle pinned Edge with an Olympic Slam off the top; due to pre-match stipulations, Angle earned a world title shot against the Big Show at Armageddon; after the bout, Show and Paul Heyman came to the ring, with Show hitting the chokeslam on Angle as the show went off the air (the bout began during the commercial break) (Armageddon 02)

12/10/02; Atlanta, GA; Phillips Arena
12/12/02 - included Scott Steiner rejecting Stephanie McMahon’s offer to join SD in favor of Eric Bischoff’s Raw:
Bull Buchanon (w/ John Cena) pinned Rikishi after Rikishi sustained a low blow from his opponent and was hit with Cena’s steel chain
Bill DeMott pinned Shannon Moore with the moonsault
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Chris Benoit & Billy Kidman when Eddie pinned Kidman with a roll up after the challenger failed the Shooting Star Press
Crash Holly defeated Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) via disqualification when Nunzio interfered and attacked Crash
WWE World Champion the Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman) & Albert defeated Kurt Angle & Edge when Show pinned Angle with the chokeslam after Heyman interfered as the ankle lock was applied on the champion

12/17/02; Tampa, FL; St. Pete Times Forum
12/19/02:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman in a non-title match with a sit-down crucifix powerbomb
John Cena (w/ Bull Buchanon) pinned Chuck Palumbo by using the tights for leverage; after the bout, Rikishi made the save
Brock Lesnar pinned Shannon Moore (sub. for Matt Hardy) (w/ Matt Hardy) after hitting the F5 on both Moore and Hardy
Bill DeMott & Crash Holly defeated Jaime Noble & Nunzio when DeMott scored the pin with the moonsault; after the bout, DeMott attacked his own partner
Edge pinned Albert with the spear
Chris Benoit defeated WWE Smackdown! World Champion Kurt Angle via disqualification when the Big Show interfered; after the bout, Brock Lesnar made the save and hit three consecutive F5s on Angle onto the ringside barrier

12/22/02; Tulsa, OK; Convention Center
12/26/02:
Bill DeMott pinned Crash Holly with the moonsault
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Edge & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman when Eddie pinned Kidman with the frogsplash after Albert interfered and hit the backbreaker on Edge; earlier in the contest, the champions attempted to walk out on the match and get themselves counted-out, however the referee ordered them to return to the ring by the 10-count or they would not only lose the match - they would also lose their titles
Rikishi pinned Bull Buchanon (w/ John Cena) with the superkick and Bonzai Drop after preventing Buchanon from using Cena's steel chain
Chris Benoit pinned the Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman) with the diving headbutt; after the bout, Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas came to the ring to join the Big Show in attacking Benoit - with Kurt Angle eventually coming ringside to berate Benoit; the match was to determine which of the two men would recieve a world title shot against Angle for the Royal Rumble

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