WWE SMACKDOWN!

2003

1/2/03; Albuquerque, NM; Tingley Coliseum
1/2/03 - shown live
John Cena (w/ Bull Buchanon) pinned Rikishi at 3:52 with a roll up
Bill DeMott pinned Chuck Palumbo at 3:54 with a reverse neckbreaker
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr.) in a non-title match at 13:31 with the Shooting Star Press after John Cena interfered and hit Eddie with a steel chain
Chris Benoit & Edge defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ WWE Smackdown! World Champion Kurt Angle) via disqualification after Angle hit Benoit with the world title belt
Nunzio (w/ Jamie Noble & Nidia) pinned Crash Holly at 2:01 with a flying armbar DDT
Brock Lesnar pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) with the F5 at 4:37

Taped 1/7/03; Tucson, AZ
1/9/03:
The Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Rikishi at 4:08 with the chokeslam
John Cena (w/ Bull Buchanon) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero) at 4:56 with a roll up and holding onto the ropes for leverage
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) at 4:26 in a non-title match with a roll up after Moore's interference backfired
Tajiri pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nunzio) at 5:00 with the kick to the head
Charlie Haas (w/ Shelton Benjamin & WWE World Champion Kurt Angle) pinned Edge at 6:44 with a suplex after Angle hit Edge with his crutch; after the bout, Chris Benoit made the save
Chris Benoit defeated Shelton Benjamin via disqualification at 6:45 after Kurt Angle hit Benoit with his crutch; after the match, Edge attempted to make the save but was also beaten down
Bill DeMott pinned Shannon Moore (w/ Matt Hardy) at 2:57 with a gutwrench powerbomb; after the match, Hardy - who had been doing guest commentary for the bout - hit the Twist of Fate on Moore
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned Bull Buchanon (w/ John Cena) at 4:10 with the frog splash
Brock Lesnar pinned Albert at 3:01 with the F5

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Trenton, NJ - Soveriegn Bank Arena - January 11, 2003
Rikishi pinned John Cena (w/ Bull Buchanon) in a Kiss My Ass match after superkicking a chair into Cena's face
Sho Funaki pinned Red Dogg with a cradle
Jamie Noble & Nunzio defeated Nova & Spanky when Noble forced a submission from Nova
Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned Chuck Palumbo with the Twist of Fate after Moore interfered
Brock Lesnar pinned the Big Show in a No DQ match following a chair shot
Bill DeMott pinned Shannon Moore with a sit-down powerbomb
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Tajiri
Chris Benoit & Edge defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ Kurt Angle) when Edge pinned Benjamin with the spear

Taped 1/12/03; East Rutherford, NJ; Continental Airlines Arena
1/16/03 - taped this night due to the Raw 10th Anniversary show on Tuesday:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated John Cena & Bull Buchanon at 5:03 when Chavo pinned Buchanon with a frog splash; prior to the bout, a pre-taped backstage promo by the Guerreros showed them discussing their chances in the Royal Rumble match; after the bout, Cena and Buchanon argued before Cena and Red Dogg, who was sitting in the front row, attacked Buchanon and rammed him shoulder-first into the steel ring post before Red Dogg applied an armbar on the floor (Red Dogg's TV debut)
Bill DeMott pinned Rikishi at 4:13 with a powerbomb
Nunzio (w/ Jamie Noble & Nidia) pinned Tajiri at 4:52 with a springboard armbar DDT after Tajiri fought off Noble and Nidia
Brock Lesnar & Rey Mysterio Jr. (mystery partner) defeated the Big Show & Albert (w/ Paul Heyman) in 37 seconds after Rey hit the 619 on Albert (Mysterio's return match from surgery)
Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned Sho Funaki (w/ WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman) at 4:24 with the Twist of Fate
WWE World Champion Kurt Angle, Charlie Haas, & Shelton Benjamin defeated Edge & Chris Benoit via disqualification in a handicap match when Benoit hit Angle with his own crutch at 15:01

Taped 1/21/03; Albany, NY; Pepsi Arena
1/23/03:
Chris Benoit pinned Charlie Haas (w/ Shelton Benjamin) at 9:01 with an inside cradle
Rikishi pinned Bill DeMott at 4:17 with the Bonzai Drop
The Undertaker defeated Albert via submission with a Dragon Sleeper at 5:41
Edge pinned Shelton Benjamin (w/ Charlie Haas) at 5:42 with the spear
Nunzio pinned Shannon Moore (w/ Matt Hardy) with the flying armbar DDT
WWE World Champion Kurt Angle (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 7:19 by reversing an air attack into a roll up; after the bout, Angle applied the ankle lock - with Benoit and Edge making the save

Taped 1/28/03; Green Bay, WI; Resch Center
1/30/03:
Albert pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with a kick to the face and a backbreaker
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned John Cena (w/ Red Dogg) with the frogsplash after Chavo pushed Cena off the top
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Shannon Moore (w/ Matt Hardy) with the Shooting Star Press after blocking a superplex and kicking Hardy off the apron; after the bout, Hardy attacked Kidman from behind
Bill DeMott pinned Rikishi with his feet on the ropes after preventing a DDT by holding onto the top rope
Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ Kurt Angle) defeated Chris Benoit & Edge when Benjamin pinned Benoit after Angle interfered and hit Benoit in the back of the head with the world title belt; due to prematch stipulations, Benjamin & Haas earned a world tag team title shot for the following week

Taped 2/4/03; Philadelphia, PA; First Union Center
2/6/03 - included Hulk Hogan coming out to cut an in-ring promo until he was interrupted by the Rock, "live" via satellite from Hollywood, in which the Rock cut a heel promo on facing Hogan at No Way Out; after the Rock's appearance, Hogan went on to cut a promo on wanting to face Vince McMahon in the ring:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jaime Noble (w/ Nidia) with the West Coast Pop after hitting a simultaneous 619 on both Noble and Nidia
Rikishi pinned Nunzio with the Bonzai Drop
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) by blocking the Twist of Fate and using a double leg pickup into a roll over
Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. to win the titles when Haas pinned Eddie with a side roll after Eddie hit the frogsplash on Benjamin, the illegal man in the ring
Albert pinned Shannon Moore with a backbreaker; prior to and after the match, Brian Kendrick streaked around the ring and through the crowd - similar to the Nike Shox commercial
WWE World Champion Kurt Angle (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Chris Benoit in a non-title match with the Olympic Slam moments after Benoit failed a diving headbutt off the top; after the bout, Benoit was attacked by Team Angle; moments later, Edge attempted to make the save but was beaten down until Brock Lesnar held off Team Angle

Taped 2/11/03; Bakersfield, CA; Centennial Garden
2/13/03:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Edge with a roll up after Edge speared Heyman off the apron
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) with the 619 and West Coast Pop
Chris Benoit defeated Albert via submission with the Crippler Crossface after reversing an attempt at the Baldo Bomb
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin (w/ Charlie Haas) pinned Eddie Guerrero with the Dragon Whip reverse kick to the face
Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie in a Valentine's Day Bra & Panties match; after the bout, Torrie fought off both Dawn Marie and Nidia
Brock Lesnar pinned John Cena with the F5; after the bout, Lesnar had a confrontation with Kurt Angle in the ring - in which the two agreed to a bout for the following week before Lesnar laid out all three members of Team Angle

Taped 2/18/03; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse
2/20/03:
Chris Benoit pinned Albert with a roll up
Rikishi pinned Johnny Stamboli with a superkick; after the bout, Rikishi was triple teamed by Nunzio, Stamboli, and Chuck Palulmbo
Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio Jr. when Hardy pinned Kidman with the Twist of Fate moments after Kidman tossed his partner onto Moore who was on the arena floor
Nidia (w/ Jaime Noble) defeated Torrie Wilson in a paddle on a pole match at 1:50 after Noble interfered and hit a powerslam on Torrie while the referee was distracted by Dawn Marie at ringside; after the bout, Noble held Torrie so Nidia could hit her with the paddle until Sho Funaki made the save (Divas South of the Border)
Brock Lesnar defeated WWE World Champion Kurt Angle, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ Paul Heyman) in a gauntlet match via disqualification; Lesnar pinned Haas with the F5; Lesnar pinned Benjamin with the Olympic Slam after blocking Benjamin’s patented kick and leveling him with a clothesline; Lesnar defeated Angle via disqualification after a matter of seconds when Paul Heyman interfered and hit Lesnar with a chair; after the bout, Chris Benoit and Edge made the save against Team Angle

Taped 2/25/03; London, Ontario; Labbatt Centre
2/27/03:
Sho Funaki & Torrie Wilson defeated Jamie Noble & Nidia when Torrie pinned Nidia with a roll up after ramming her into Dawn Marie on the apron; after the match, Stephanie McMahon announced that Torrie Wilson would be on the cover of next month’s issue of Playboy
Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned Nunzio (w/ Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli) with a reversal of a roll over and holding onto the tights for leverage; after the bout, Rikishi made the save against the FBI
Chris Benoit & Rhyno defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore when Rhyno pinned Hardy with the Gore (Rhyno’s surprise return after a 16-month absence due to injury)
WWE Smackdown! World Champion Kurt Angle (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Brian Kendrick in a non-title match at 4:58 with the Olympic Slam; had Kendrick lasted the full 5 minutes, he would have earned a WWE contract; after the bout, Angle shook Kendrick’s hand before assaulting him in and outside the ring as a sign to Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ Kurt Angle & Paul Heyman) in a non-title handicap match by pinning Benjamin with the F5 after shoving him into Haas, sending Haas to the floor; due to prematch stipulations, Lesnar earned a match with any member of Team Angle for the following week inside a steel cage; Lesnar’s choice was Paul Heyman

Taped 3/4/03; Bridgeport, CT; Harbor Yard Arena
3/6/03:
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Tajiri and Jamie Noble by pinning Tajiri by reversing a suplex into the ring into a roll up; due to prematch stipulations, Mysterio earned a Cruiserweight title shot at WrestleMania
Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli (w/ Nunzio) when Chavo pinned Stamboli following a frogsplash from Eddie a second after Stamboli hit a fall away slam on Chavo; after the match, the FBI triple teamed the Guerreros
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned Billy Kidman with the Twist of Fate after Kidman collided with Moore on the ring apron
Albert (w/ the Big Show) defeated the Undertaker (w/ Nathan Jones) via disqualification when Jones shoved the referee and attacked the Big Show in the ring after Show interfered behind the referee’s back
Chris Benoit & Rhyno defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas in a non-title match when Haas submitted to Benoit’s Crippler Crossface
Brock Lesnar pinned Paul Heyman (w/ Kurt Angle, Shelton Benjamin, & Charlie Haas) in a steel cage match with the F5 despite interference from Team Angle; due to prematch stipulations, Lesnar earned a world title shot against Kurt Angle for the following week

Taped 3/11/03; Pittsburgh, PA; Mellon Arena
3/13/03:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio Jr. at 7:12 when Haas pinned Kidman with a German suplex following a superkick from Benjamin
Rikishi pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Nunzio & Johnny Stamoli) at 2:58 after Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. interfered
The Big Show & Albert defeated Sho Funaki & Tajiri at 3:46 when Albert pinned Funaki with the backbreaker
Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. fought Chris Benoit & Rhyno to a no contest at 20:08 when Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas interfered and attacked both teams
The Pittsburgh Penguin (Brian Kendrick) defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) via count-out when Moore pulled Hardy out of the ring and both men left ringside
WWE Smackdown! World Champion Kurt Angle pinned Brock Lesnar at 1:17 with a cradle after switching places with his brother Eric Angle, who was destroyed by Lesnar from the moment the bell rung and suffered the F5 on Kurt's behalf; during Lesnar's intro before the match, Kurt rolled underneath the ring and Eric took his place

Taped 3/18/03; Louisville, KY
3/20/03:
Rhyno defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas (w/ Shelton Benjamin) via disqualification when Haas interfered and hit Rhyno with one of the title belts
Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Rikishi defeated Johnny Stamboli, Nunzio, & Chuck Palumbo when Eddie pinned Palumbo with the frogsplash after a superkick from Rikishi
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) with the West Coast Pop
The Undertaker pinned Bill DeMott with the tombstone
Brian Kendrick pinned Shannon Moore (w/ WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy) with the Sliced Bread #2 following outside interference from Matt Hardy and Rey Mysterio Jr.; due to prematch stipulations, Kendrick won a contract to wrestle for Smackdown!
Chris Benoit (w/ Rhyno) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas) via submission with the Crippler Crossface after Rhyno blocked interference from Haas

Taped 3/25/03; San Jose, CA; HP Pavilion
3/27/03:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Brian Kendrick at 5:15 when Hardy pinned Kendrick with the Twist of Fate moments after Kendrick hit Moore with the modified Acid Drop; after the bout, Hardy fought off Mysterio to hit another Twist of Fate
Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin) at 4:54 with a modified victory roll
Torrie Wilson pinned Nidia (w/ Jamie Noble) with a DDT at 2:11
The Big Show & Albert defeated Chris Benoit & Rhyno via disqualification at 7:08 when Nathan Jones interfered and attacked Show and Albert; after the bout, the Undertaker made the save for Jones against their WrestleMania opponents
Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Eddie Guerrero) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas) with a La Magistra cradle at 6:21; after the bout, the champions nailed both Guerreros with the title belts before Chris Benoit and Rhyno entered the ring and used their respective finishers on Team Angle
John Cena pinned Rikishi after hitting him with a steel chain and following with the FU at 5:28; after the bout, Cena and Brock Lesnar brawled backstage until Kurt Angle broke a 2x4 over Lesnar’s back (John Cena: My Life)

Taped 4/1/03; Spokane, WA; Key Arena
4/3/03 - included the return of Sable, after a 4-year absense, as she interrupted an in-ring celebration of Torrie Wilson' s issue of Playboy; featured a backstage confrontation between the Undertaker & Nathan Jones and the FBI; included Vince McMahon attempting to bury the hatchet with Hulk Hogan just to turn around and indefinately suspend him:
#1 Contender Tournament Quarter-Finals: The Undertaker pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 3:23 by blocking the West Coast Pop and hitting the Last Ride; after the bout, Taker helped Mysterio to his feet in a showing of respect
Brian Kendrick pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 2:33 with the Sliced Bread #2 after Noble accidentally hit a baseball slide on Nidia; after the bout, Matt Hardy - who was doing guest commentary - threw Kendrick to the floor and issued a challenge for the following week against Brock Lesnar; Kendrick attempted to gain revenge against Hardy and Shannon Moore but suffered the Twist of Fate for his trouble
#1 Contender Tournament Quarter-Finals: Chris Benoit defeated Albert via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 6:55 after avoiding the backbreaker
#1 Contender Tournament Quarter-Finals: John Cena pinned Eddie Guerrero at 4:51 by catching Guerrero in a fireman’s carry and hitting the FU
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated Tajiri & Sho Funaki at 5:07 when Haas forced a submission from Funaki by using the Haas of Pain leglock after Benjamin clipped Funaki from behind
#1 Contender Tournament Quarter-Finals: Rhyno defeated the Big Show via disqualification at 4:14 when Albert prevented the cover after Rhyno hit the Gore; after the bout, the two double teamed Rhyno

Taped 4/8/03; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena
4/10/03 - included the return of the Piper's Pit after a 14-year absence, with guest Vince McMahon; during the segment, Rikishi came to the ring with a coconut in hand - in reference to the infamous Pit in which Piper hit Jimmy Snuka over the head with the food - only for Rikishi to be attacked by Sean O'Haire and Piper smashing the coconut over his head:
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shanon Moore) with the F5 after avoiding the Twist of Fate
Brian Kendrick & Torrie Wilson defeated Jamie Noble & Nidia when Torrie pinned Nidia with a DDT; Sable came ringside during the bout to watch Torrie
#1 Contender Tournament Semi-Finals: Chris Benoit pinned Rhyno with a backslide; after the bout, the two men hugged out of respect
Tajiri & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match when Mysterio pinned Haas with a springboard legdrop
Nathan Jones pinned Bill DeMott with a kick to the head after 2 minutes (Jones' in-ring debut)
#1 Contender Tournament Semi-Finals: John Cena pinned the Undertaker following interference from the FBI and several chair shots

Taped 4/15/03; Norfolk, VA; Scope
4/17/03 - included Sean O'Haire as a guest of the Piper's Pit in which Jimmy Snuka made a surprise appearance; during the segment, Rikishi came out to make the save for Snuka against Piper and O'Haire:
The Big Show & Albert defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Tajiri when Albert pinned Tajiri with the bicycle kick after Show dropped Mysterio with a one-handed press slam; after the bout, Mysterio hit the 619 on Show by using the ringpost after Tajiri sprayed Albert in the eyes with the green mist
Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) with the frogsplash after knocking Noble off the top; before the bout, Team Angle came ringside and mocked the Guerrero Family; after the bout, the Guerreros responded to Team Angle and won a brief brawl between the two teams
Torrie Wilson pinned Nidia (w/ Jamie Noble) with a DDT off the top after special referee, Sable, gave Noble a baseball slide as he attempted to interfere
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned Brian Kendrick with the Twist of Fate after avoiding the Sliced Bread #2
Nathan Jones defeated Nunzio via disqulaification when Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli interfered; Jones dominated the post-match brawl before eventually having his leg smashed with the steel ring steps
#1 Contender Tournament Finals: John Cena pinned Chris Benoit at around 12:30 by blocking an attempted sunset flip as Benoit countered the FU; due to pre-match stipulations, Cena earned a world title shot against Brock Lesnar for Backlash (John Cena: Word Life)

Taped 4/22/03; Nashville, TN; Gaylord Entertainment Center
4/24/03:
John Cena pinned Rhyno by avoiding a slam and using a roll up
Chris Benoit defeated Nunzio (w/ Johnny Stamboli & Chuck Palumbo) via submission with the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, the FBI triple teamed Benoit
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Crash Holly (w/ Shannon Moore) with a springboard legdrop into the ring after backdropping Moore off the ring apron; WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy sat ringside for the bout
Rikishi defeated Roddy Piper (w/ Sean O'Haire) via disqualification when O'Haire attacked Rikishi to prevent the Stinkface
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas) pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Eddie Guerrero) with a roll over and holding the ropes after Haas kicked Chavo in the face; after the bout, the Guerreros fended off the champions
Tajiri defeated the Big Show via count-out after Rey Mysterio Jr. knocked Show head-first into the ringpost
WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Albert via disqualification when John Cena, who was doing commentary for the bout, broke the cover following the F5; after the bout, Cena hit Brock with a steel chain, the FU, and the world title belt

Taped 4/29/03; Manchester, NH; Verizon Wireless Arena
5/1/03 - included Mr. America's debut as he was a guest of the Piper's Pit, which led to Vince McMahon coming to the ring upset over Hulk Hogan being able to find a loophole in his suspension:
Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore (w/ Crash Holly) when Eddie pinned Hardy with the frogsplash after Chavo hit Hardy with one of the stolen tag team title belts; after the bout, the Guerreros escaped Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas, retaining possession of the title belts
The Big Show pinned Sho Funaki with a clothesline
Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli (w/ Nunzio) defeated Chris Benoit & Rhyno when Palumbo pinned Benoit with a roll over after assistance from Nunzio; the bout was originally Stamboli vs. Benoit but was turned into a tag team match after the other members of the FBI and Rhyno interfered
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated John Walters & Aaron Stephens in a non-title match; after the bout, the champions demanded that Los Guerreros return the title belts - which they did but not before stealing Kurt Angle's Olympic gold medals
Dawn Marie & Nidia (w/ Jamie Noble) defeated Torrie Wilson & Sable when Torrie submitted after Sable walked out on the match

Taped 5/6/03; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Metro Centre
5/8/03:
Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore & Crash Holly) with a reversal into a roll up; after the bout, Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas attacked Chavo on the floor, stealing back Kurt Angle’s gold medals in the process
Brian Kendrick pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) with the Sliced Bread #2
Torrie Wilson pinned Dawn Marie with a sunset flip out of a fireman’s carry; after the bout, Sable - who sat ringside for the match - challenged Torrie to a bikini contest at Judgment Day
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated Tajiri & Rikishi in a non-title match when Haas pinned Tajiri with a double leg pickup into a roll over following a superkick from Benjamin; after the bout, the Guerreros again stole the gold medals, also taking Benjamin and Haas’ poster of Kurt Angle
Rhyno pinned John Cena with a roll up after Cena and Brian Kendrick - who was doing guest commentary for the bout - had a tug of war over Cena’s chain as he attempted to use it as a weapon; after the bout, Kendrick left through the crowd; in a post-match brawl on the arena floor, Rhyno injured his knee on the ring steps after attempting to hit the Gore on Cena
The Big Show (w/ Albert) pinned Chris Benoit with the chokeslam after Benoit hit a baseball slide into Show’s stretcher, preventing interference from Albert; after the bout, Benoit was double teamed and tied to the stretcher until Brock Lesnar made the save; the Big Show hit a chokeslam on Lesnar as the show came to a close; the bout was originally scheduled to be a tag team match between Lesnar / Benoit and Albert / Show but was made a one-on-one encounter after Lesnar was barricaded backstage by the FBI, who were acting on behalf of Show and Albert

Taped 5/13/03; Baltimore, MD; 1st Mariner Arena
5/15/03:
Chuck Palumbo (w/ Johnny Stamboli) pinned Rikishi with the superkick after Rikishi kicked Stamboli out of the ring; after the bout, Brock Lesnar made the save and hit the F5 on Palumbo for the FBI's actions the previous week
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore & Crash Holly) pinned Tajiri with the Twist of Fate after the challenger kicked Crash off the ring apron; after the bout, Matt accepted Vince McMahon's open challenge for Mr. America's opponent at Judgment Day and, moments later, he and Moore were taken out by a Tajiri leap off the top rope to the floor
Chris Benoit defeated John Cena via disqualification at 10:33 when the FBI interfered as Benoit had the Crippler Crossface applied; after the bout, a brawl ensued between the FBI and Cena against Benoit, Rhyno, and Brian Kendrick
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned Eddie Guerrero with a kick after Charlie Haas distracted Guerrero from ringside; after the bout, Guerrero fought off the tag team champions by dropkicking a ladder in their face

Taped 5/20/03; Greensboro, NC; Coliseum
5/22/03:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin via disqualification at 15:33 when Guerrero hit the referee with a chair, as Tajiri was about to be pinned by Benjamin, and tossed the chair to Haas; when the referee saw Haas with the chair he disqualified the challengers
John Cena pinned Spanky with the FU
Chris Benoit defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore & Crash Holly) at 8:08 by reversing an attempt at the Twist of Fate and applying the Crippler Crossface after Rey Mysterio Jr., who had been doing commentary for the bout, prevented Moore and Crash from interfering; after the bout, Hardy issued a challenge to Mysterio to immediately face both Moore and Crash in a handicap match and if he were to win he would earn a title shot for the cruiserweight championship
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Shannon Moore & Crash Holly in an impromptu match to earn a cruiserweight title shot, despite suffering an apparent groin injury late in the contest; Mysterio pinned Moore with a hurricanrana into a roll up at 3:31; Mysterio pinned Crash with a hurricanrana into a roll up at 3:45; after the bout, Matt Hardy laid out both Moore and Crash as Mysterio was helped from ringside by officials
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Johnny Stamboli (w/ Nunzio & Chuck Palumbo) via disqualification in a non-title match when the FBI interfered at 4:12; after the bout, the Undertaker made his return and helped in fighting off the FBI
Sean O'Haire (w/ Roddy Piper) defeated Mr. America (w/ Zach Gowen) via count-out at 7:06 when Vince McMahon came ringside and had Gowen arrested for his actions at Judgment Day as well as being at ringside without a pass; due to prematch stipulations, Mr. America would have to undergo a lie detector test the following week to see if he truely was Hulk Hogan; had Hogan won, Piper would have been fired from the WWE

Taped 5/27/03; Pensacola, FL; Civic Center
5/29/03:
Nidia (w/ Jamie Noble) pinned Torrie Wilson with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after Torrie injured her leg; after the bout, Tazz attacked Jamie Noble on the floor before Sable, who was doing guest commentary, threw water on him
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas via disqualification at around the 16-minute mark when Guerrero handed Haas one of the title belts behind the back of referee Brian Hebner and then laid down to pretend that Haas used the title as a weapon; moments earlier, Haas had Tajiri caught in the Haas of Pain until Guerrero rang the bell, distracting the referee and leading Haas to believe he had won the match (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)
Sean O'Haire (w/ Roddy Piper) pinned Chris Benoit with a kick to the back and using the tights for leverage as Benoit had the Crippler Crossface applied on Piper
Doug & Danny Basham defeated Rikishi & Spanky by using the ropes for leverage
The Big Show (sub. for Nunzio), Chuck Palumbo, & Johnny Stamboli defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar & the Undertaker in a handicap match when Show pinned Lesnar with the chokeslam

Taped 6/3/03; Anaheim, CA; Arrowhead Pond
6/5/03 - featured the return of Kurt Angle from neck surgery, which took place shortly after WrestleMania XIX; included a Piper's Pit segment in which Vince McMahon challenged Zach Gowen to an arm wrestling contest for the following week and, if Gowen won, he would earn a WWE contract:
The Undertaker pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli) with the chokeslam at 5:19 after knocking Nunzio and Stamboli off the apron; after the bout, Taker fought off all three memebers of the FBI
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri defeated Doug & Danny Basham in a non-title match when Tajiri pinned Doug at 4:44 with the kick to the head after a frogsplash from Eddie
John Cena pinned Chris Benoit at 3:32 after Rhyno, who had come ringside to prevent Cena from using his steel chain as a weapon, accidentally hit Benoit in the face with the chain
Rikishi & Torrie Wilson defeated Jamie Noble & Nidia at 3:31 when Torrie pinned Nidia with a swinging neckbreaker after Nidia suffered the Stinkface from Rikishi
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy at 13:58 to win the title by reversing the Twist of Fate into a double leg pickup and roll over; early in the match, Shannon Moore and Crash Holly were sent backstage by the referee but later returned behind the referee's back, hit a double front suplex on the challenger, and returned backstage; after the bout, Mysterio brought his young son into the ring with him to celebrate; Mysterio's family sat ringside for the event (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

Taped 6/10/03; Orlando, FL; TD Waterhouse Centre
6/12/03 - included WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri as guests of Piper's Pit:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Matt Hardy with the West Coast Pop off the top rope; prior to the match, the challenger had Shannon Moore and Crash Holly stay backstage since - in his opinion - they were the reason he lost the title the previous week
Billy Gunn pinned Albert with the Fameasser; Torrie Wilson was the guest ring announcer (Gunn's return match to TV)
The Undertaker pinned Johnny Stamboli (w/ Nunzio & Chuck Palumbo) with the chokeslam; after the bout, Taker fought off all three members of the FBI
Vince McMahon defeated Zach Gowen in an arm wrestling match after Gowen became distracted by Sable flashing herself; due to prematch stipulations, Mr. America had to leave ringside prior to McMahon's arm wrestling match with Zach Gowen; after the arm wrestling contest, Vince sent Stephanie McMahon and Sable backstage as well
Vince McMahon defeated Zach Gowen in an arm wrestling match after kicking Gowen in his prosthetic leg; had Gowen won the match, he would have earned a WWE contract
Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua aka Linda Miles) defeated Chris Benoit & Rhyno when Benoit was pinned with a modified Fameasser after Rhyno accidentally hit his partner in the face; after the bout, Benoit and Rhyno had a brief staredown
John Cena pinned Sho Funaki with the FU
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar fought the Big Show to a no contest at around the 7:30 mark when EMTs attended to both men after a superplex from Lesnar caused the ring to collapse; nearly a dozen referees and medics tended to the two men as the show came to a close (Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain)

Taped 6/17/03; San Antonio, TX; SBC Center
6/19/03 - 200th episode:
The Undertaker pinned Nunzio (w/ Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli) with the powerbomb; after the bout, the Acolytes made the save against the FBI (the Acolytes' surprise reunion after splitting in 4/02)
WWE U.S. Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Chris Benoit defeated Rhyno via submission with the Crippler Crossface after avoiding a clothesline from his opponent; prior to the bout, both men assumed they were brought out to work a tag team match but Stephanie McMahon announced that they would be facing each other in the tournament; after the bout, Benoit attempted to help Rhyno to his feet but Rhyno took exception to that and seemed to hold hard feelings for the loss
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Kanyon with the 619 and West Coast Pop in a non-title match
Kurt Angle pinned Charlie Haas with the Angle Slam in an impromptu match; Shelton Benjamin was in Haas' corner for the match but was sent backstage after throwing Angle into the steel post on the outside; after the bout, Benjamin returned ringside and helped in double teaming Angle until Brock Lesnar made the save
Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) with the Fameasser
Sean O'Haire (w/ Roddy Piper) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Tajiri) with the Widowmaker after Piper sprayed Tajiri in the eyes with tequilla on the floor
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated the Big Show via disqualification when Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin interfered as Lesnar was preparing for the F5; after the bout, Show, Benjamin, and Haas won a brawl with Lesnar, Kurt Angle, and Mr. America

Taped 6/24/03; New York City, NY; Madison Square Garden
6/26/03:
Billy Kidman sat ringside for the show after not appearing on WWE TV since February
John Cena pinned Orlando Jordon by rolling through on a flying bodypress and using the tights for leverage; after the bout, Cena hit the FU on his opponent before leaving ringside as the Undertaker made his way to the ring; in a show of respect, Taker gave Jordon a pat on the ribs for a good showing (Jordon's Smackdown! debut)
The Undertaker & the Acolytes defeated Nunzio, Chuck Palumbo, & Johnny Stamboli when Bradshaw pinned Stamboli with the Clothesline from Hell after Stamboli clotheslined the Undertaker to the floor
WWE U.S. Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Matt Hardy pinned Rikishi with the Twist of Fate after Rikishi missed a splash in the corner, hitting an unprotected turnbuckle back-first
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri defeated Roddy Piper & Sean O'Haire when Guerrero pinned Piper with the frogsplash after Tajiri sprayed green mist into Piper's eyes (Piper's last match in the WWE before being fired two days later)
The Ultimo Dragon pinned Shannon Moore with a standing Dudley Dogg into a reverse DDT; Rey Mysterio Jr. did guest commentary for the bout and helped celebrate the win with Dragon after the match (Dragon's TV debut)
The Big Show, Shelton Benjamin, & Charlie Haas defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, & Mr. America when Show pinned Mr. America with the chokeslam after Mr. America became distracted by Vince McMahon and an injured Zach Gowen at ringside; after the bout, McMahon ordered a handicap match for the following week pitting the Big Show against Zach Gowen & Stephanie McMahon with the stipulation that if Gowen's team is able to win, he would earn a WWE contract

Taped 7/1/03; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena
7/3/03:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Nunzio; prior to the match, Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli were sent backstage but returned ringside late in the bout until the Acolytes brawled with them backstage; after the bout, Billy Kidman celebrated the victory with Mysterio
Chris Benoit & Rhyno defeated Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) when Benoit applied the Crippler Crossface on Danny
WWE U.S. Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned John Cena with a roll up after Cena became distracted by the Undertaker at ringside
Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri to win the titles when Guerrero was pinned moments after Tajiri was knocked onto the hood of Guerrero's truck; after the bout, a furious Guerrero hit a suplex on Tajiri through the vehicle's windshield, forcing Tajiri to be taken from ringside on a stretcher
Albert pinned Orlando Jordon with the backbreaker
Zach Gowen & Stephanie McMahon defeated the Big Show in a no holds barred handicap match at 4:46 when Gowen scored the pin with a one-legged moonsault after an interfering Kurt Angle dropped Show with the Angle Slam and WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar followed with the F5; due to pre-match stipulations, Gowen earned a WWE contract; Vince McMahon & Sable sat ringside for the duration of the bout, with Vince interfering early on (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

Taped 7/8/03; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre
7/10/03:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman defeated the Acolytes, Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli (w/ Nunzio), and Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) when Mysterio pinned Danny Basham at 10:38; midway through the bout, the Acolytes and the FBI battled backstage, turning the bout into a 2-on-2 altercation; due to prematch stipulations, Mysterio & Kidman earned a tag team title shot at Vengeance
Chris Benoit & Rhyno defeated Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore at 4:17 when Benoit applied the Crippler Crossface on Moore
WWE U.S. Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Eddie Guerrero pinned the Ultimo Dragon at 3:24 after avoiding an Asai moonsault and using an inside cradle and handful of tights
Billy Gunn & Torrie Wilson defeated Jamie Noble & Nidia at 2:19 when Torrie pinned Nidia with a DDT; after the bout, Noble offered Torrie $10,000 to sleep with him before both Gunn and Torrie attacked him and Nidia
The Big Show & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar in a falls count anywhere non-title handicap match when Show hit a chokeslam off the ring steps through the commentary table and scored the pin with one foot on the chest

Taped 7/13/03; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena
7/17/03:
WWE U.S. Title Tournament Semi Finals: Chris Benoit defeated Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 7:27
The Ultimo Dragon pinned Jamie Noble with a backflip into a cradle and bridge at 2:14 after Billy Gunn and Torrie Wilson distracted Noble from ringside; prior to the match, Nidia left ringside after Noble offered Torrie $25,000 to sleep with him
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman defeated Conquistadors #45 & 47 when Kidman scored the pin with the Shooting Star Press
Rhyno fought Sean O'Haire to a no contest when the Acolytes issued a challenge for both men to enter the APA Invitational Bar Room Brawl at Vengeance; in the ensuing battle, O'Haire escaped backstage while Rhyno was double teamed
WWE U.S. Title Tournament Semi Finals: Eddie Guerrero pinned Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) at 8:28 after hitting Gunn with a chair that was brought ringside by Jamie Noble
Kurt Angle defeated the Big Show & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas in a falls count anywhere handicap match by avoiding the superkick / atomic drop combo from the tag champions and locking Benjamin in the ankle lock for the tap out at 15:38; late in the match, Zach Gowen came to the ring to aid Angle and even the odds

Taped 7/22/03; Fresno, CA; Selland Arena
7/24/03:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman defeated Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore at 7:19 when Kidman pinned Moore with the Shooting Star Press
Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned Jamie Noble at 1:26 with a modified Rock Bottom
Eddie Guerrero pinned Rhyno at 8:25 with a low blow, dropkick, and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage
The Acolytes defeated Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli (w/ Nunzio) when Bradshaw pinned Palumbo with the Clothesline from Hell at the 31 second mark
The Big Show & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, & Zach Gowen at 17:50 when Show pinned Angle with the chokeslam after Lesnar hit the F5 on Haas, accidentally knocking him into Angle who had the ankle lock applied on Show; midway through the bout, Gowen was unable to continue after Vince McMahon came ringside and hit him in the leg with a steel chair

Taped 7/29/03; Colorado Springs, CO; World Arena
7/31/03:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. (w/ Billy Kidman) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas) in a non-title match with a victory roll after Kidman prevented Haas from interfering
Chris Benoit defeated Doink the Clown (sub. for Rhyno) via submission with the Crippler Crossface after executing the diving headbutt off the top; the bout was to have been a tune-up for Benoit's scheduled match with Rhyno but after the contest Rhyno left the building
WWE U.S. Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Tajiri with the frogsplash after hitting the challenger in the head with the title belt, moments after the referee had been sprayed in the eyes by the challenger's green mist; prior to the match, Tajiri hid in the trunk of Guerrero's car before attacking him and spraying green mist into his face; the champion attempted to get out of the match due to injury but was forced to compete or forfeit his championship
Shannon Moore (w/ Matt Hardy) pinned Zach Gowen with a roll up after Gowen hit a springboard clothesline off the ropes onto an interfering Hardy; after the bout, Hardy attacked Gowen and hit the Twist of Fate
John Cena pinned Orlando Jordon with the FU; prior to the contest, Cena challenged the Undertaker to a rematch for the following week
WWE World Champion Kurt Angle & Brock Lesnar defeated the Big Show & Albert (mystery opponents picked by Vince McMahon) when Angle made the blind tag in and pinned Show after he suffered Lesnar's F5; after the bout, Lesnar took exception to Angle getting the win and hit the F5 on the champion before Vince McMahon came out and made two stipulations to his scheduled match with Lesnar the following week - not only would it now be a steel cage match but the special referee would be Kurt Angle

Taped 8/5/03; Kelowna, British Columbia; Skyreach Place
8/7/03:
Chris Benoit & Tajiri defeated WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero & Rhyno when Guerrero submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface; the bout was originally a non-title contest between Guerrero and Benoit but, after interference from Rhyno and Tajiri, it was changed to a tag team bout by Sgt. Slaughter
Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Doug Basham (w/ Shaniqua & Danny Basham); after the bout, the Bashams attacked Noble until Billy Gunn made the save
John Cena pinned the Undertaker at 16:52 with the FU, moments after Albert interfered, hit a pump kick, and the backbreaker on Taker (John Cena: Word Life)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin) defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match via submission with the Haas of Pain
Brock Lesnar fought Vince McMahon to a no contest in a steel cage match when Lesnar seemingly passed out in the ring, after being attacked backstage earlier in the evening; as McMahon argued with guest referee Kurt Angle, Lesnar rose to his feet and hit the F5 on Angle before it became clear that Lesnar's injury and bout with McMahon was just a setup for Angle

Taped 8/12/03; St. Louis, MO; Savvis Center
8/14/03:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman when Haas pinned Kidman with a roll over after Benjamin hit a superkick on Kidman from the floor as the referee was busy with Mysterio
Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua & Doug Basham) pinned Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) after Doug interfered; after the bout, Jamie Noble and Nidia attempted to make the save but all four were beaten down by the Bashams and Shaniqua
The Big Show defeated the Undertaker via count-out after Albert attacked the Undertaker on the floor and hit his injured ribs with a plank of wood
Tajiri pinned Rhyno with a kick; Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit did guest commentary for the bout
John Cena pinned Zach Gowen with the FU; after the bout, Matt Hardy attacked Gowen on the floor as he was being helped backstage
Spanky defeated Brock Lesnar via disqualification after Lesnar shoved the referee out of the ring and hit his opponent over the head with a chair before hitting an F5 into the steel ringpost on the floor; after the match, Spanky had to be taken from ringside on a stretcher, while Brock smeared the blood of his opponent onto his chest
Albert pinned Stephanie McMahon with a Vader Bomb in a No Count-Out match after the Big Show came ringside to counter the interference of the Undertaker, hitting him with a chair; Sable was the guest ring announcer

Taped 8/19/03; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena
8/21/03:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) with the West Coast Pop, despite interference from Shannon Moore, after Zach Gowen came ringside and broke a foreign object over Hardy's back; earlier in the match, Billy Kidman - who was in Mysterio's corner for the bout - was sent backstage after the referee mistakingly believed he used a chair on the outside
Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) & Billy Gunn (w/ Torrie Wilson) when Noble was pinned with an inside cradle after the Bashams made the illegal switch after Gunn was hit with Shaniqua's whip; moments earlier, Shaniqua hit a double clothesline on the floor, knocking out both Nidia and Torrie
Zach Gowen defeated Brock Lesnar via disqualification after Lesnar hit Gowen over the head with a chair on the outside; prior to the bout, Lesnar brutally attacked Gowen on the floor - in front of his mother who sat ringside; after the bout, Lesnar continued to attack Gowen and hit an F5 into the steel ringpost on two occassions; Gowen had to be taken from ringside on a stretcher but not before Lesnar pushed it over, took the stretcher as a trophy, and smeered Gowen's blood onto his chest
John Cena & Albert defeated the Undertaker & Orlando Jordon when Cena pinned the Undertaker after Albert hit Taker in his injured ribs with a steel chain, midway through the powerbomb, with Cena falling on top for the pin
WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero & Rhyno defeated Chris Benoit & Tajiri when Rhyno pinned Tajiri with the Gore, seconds after Tajiri accidentally kicked his partner in the face; after the bout, Benoit applied the Crippler Crossface on Rhyno before Guerrero clubbed him over the head with his championship belt; as Guerrero and Rhyno celebrated their win, Guerrero hit his partner with the title belt before doing the same to Tajiri
WWE World Champion Kurt Angle pinned the Big Show in a streetfight after hitting the Olympic Slam through a table set up in the ring

Taped 8/26/03; El Paso, TX; Haskins Center
8/28/03:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Nunzio with a legdop off the top after 5:30; prior to the bout, Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli were sent backstage
Chris Benoit defeated Albert (w/ Sable) via submission with the Crippler Crossface, even though Albert's feet were on the ring apron or outside the ring during the tap out
WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated John Cena via disqualification at 11:31 after the challenger hit a low blow while Guerrero attempted a series of rolling snap suplexes; after the bout, Cena bloodied the champion by hitting and choking him with his steel chain before dropping Guerrero with the FU onto a steel wheel in the ring - taken from Guerrero's car earlier in the evening; prior to the bout, the champion attacked Cena from behind as Cena made his way to the ring and admitted that it was he who vandalized Eddie's car earlier in the evening; several members of the champion's family were shown sitting at ringside during the match (John Cena: Word Life)
The Undertaker defeated Brock Lesnar and the Big Show in a No DQ match at around the 15-minute mark by pinning Lesnar with a powerbomb out of the corner after Show tumbled off the top rope to the floor; due to pre-match stipulations, the Undertaker earned a world title shot against WWE World Champion Kurt Angle for the following week; Kurt Angle did guest commentary for the match; the match began during the commercial break

Taped 9/2/03; New Orleans, LA; Arena
9/4/03:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated the Acolytes when Benjamin pinned Bradshaw with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after Haas draped his partner's leg over the bottom rope to prevent the pin after suffering the Clothesline from Hell and then hit Bradshaw in the head with one of the title belts
Chris Benoit pinned Albert after Rhyno's interference backfired and he accidentally hit the Gore on Albert
The Undertaker fought WWE World Champion Kurt Angle to a no contest at 16:53 when Brock Lesnar interfered, hit the Undertaker moments after the challenger hit the powerbomb, and brutally attacked both men with a steel chair before hitting Angle in the face with the championship belt (Tombstone: The History of the Undertaker)
Torrie Wilson defeated Sable, Nidia, and Dawn Marie in the Bourbon Street Bikini Contest; after the contest, Shaniqua attacked both Torrie and Nidia and tossed them to the arena floor (only shown in highlights)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Tajiri with the West Coast Pop from the top rope; after the bout, the challenger extended his hand in respect only to spray green mist in Mysterio's face and kick him in the head

Taped 9/9/03; Birmingham, AL; BJCC
9/11/03:
Tajiri & Nunzio defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman at 4:19 when Tajiri pinned Mysterio with the kick to the face
Shaniqua defeated Dawn Marie via disqualification at 1:24 when Torrie Wilson and Nidia interfered after Dawn Marie was tossed to the floor
Chris Benoit defeated Rhyno via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 10:35, despite interference from Albert
WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned John Cena in a Parking Lot Brawl at 8:08 with a frog splash off the top of a mini van onto Cena who was on the hood of an adjacent car after Chavo Guerrero Jr. made his return by attacking Cena from behind; wrestlers who were on hand for the match included the Acolytes, Sho Funaki, Orlando Jordan, Matt Hardy, Shannon Moore, Sean O'Haire, Doug & Danny Basham, Chuck Palumbo, & Johnny Stamboli
The Acolytes defeated Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore at 3:12 when Bradshaw pinned Moore with the Clothesline from Hell
Stephanie McMahon fought Brock Lesnar to a no contest when Kurt Angle joined in attacking Lesnar after Stephanie hit a low blow on both Lesnar and Vince McMahon

Taped 9/16/03; Raleigh, NC; RBC Center
9/18/03:
Chris Benoit & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Rhyno & Tajiri when Mysterio pinned Rhyno with the 619 / springboard legdrop combo
Shaniqua defeated Torrie Wilson & Nidia (w/ Dawn Marie) in a handicap match by pinning Nidia with a powerbomb after tossing Torrie to the floor; after the bout, Shaniqua attacked Dawn Marie and drove her shoulder-first into the steel ringpost
WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin to win the titles at around the 12-minute mark when Eddie pinned Haas following a brainbuster / frog splash double team; seconds before the finish, Haas landed badly after recieving a double backdrop; moments earlier, Benjamin was taken out of the match after being clipped in the knee by Chavo and appeared to suffer a legit leg injury (Chavo's return after a 4-month absence) (The Most Powerful Families of Wrestling)
Brock Lesnar defeated WWE World Champion Kurt Angle in a 60-minute Ironman match to win the title, 5-4; during the final seconds of the bout, Angle had the modified ankle lock applied on the challenger but Lesnar refused to submit and waited out the clock; voted Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Match of the Year; fall #1: Lesnar was disqualified at about 8:32 after hitting the champion with a steel chair; 1-0; fall #2: Lesnar pinned Angle with the F5 at 10:21; 1-1; fall #3: Lesnar forced Angle to submit with the ankle lock at 12:09; 1-2; fall #4: Angle was counted-out after recieving the F5 on the floor at 19:56; 1-3; fall #5: Angle pinned Lesnar with the Olympic Slam at 25:55; 2-3; fall #6: Lesnar pinned Angle after hitting him with the title belt at 30:27; 2-4; fall #7: Lesnar pinned Angle with a superplex; 2-5; fall #8: Angle pinned Lesnar with a belly to belly superplex at 50:29; 3-5; fall #9: Angle forced Lesnar to submit with the ankle lock at 56:11; 4-5 (The Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century)

Taped 9/23/03; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center
9/25/03 - included an opening segment in which Vince McMahon and Sable came out to present Brock Lesnar with his newly won World Title only to be interrupted by Kurt Angle, who demanded a face-to-face confrontation with Lesnar; moments later, John Cena came out and mentioned Angle was complaining over losing the belt the previous week, with Angle then throwing Cena to the floor and going backstage to find Lesnar; after finding no one in Lesnar's locker room, Angle was attacked in the hallway by Cena, with Cena then fleeing the arena with Angle in pursuit; featured Albert coming ringside, throwing the time keeper into the ring, and briefly applying the Crippler Crossface on him until Chris Benoit made the save; moments later, Albert threw Benoit to the floor and hit him in the head with a steel chair; included the Undertaker interrupting Vince McMahon's presentation of the world title to Brock Lesnar in which Taker announced that Lesnar's first title defense would be against him; when McMahon questioned under whose authority that match was made, Smackdown! GM Stephanie McMahon came out and confirmed that Taker would face Lesnar at No Mercy; Vince then gave her an ultimatum to either change her mind or to face Vince in an I Quit match at the pay-per-view; Stephanie refused to change her mind and Taker then fought off an attack from Lesnar, hitting a chokeslam on the champion:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore at 5:22 when Eddie pinned Moore with the Frog Splash; after the bout, Hardy attacked Eddie from behind and hit the Side Effect onto one of the title belts; during the commercial break, as Chavo looked over Eddie, Charlie Haas jumped Chavo from behind, threw him to the floor, and applied the Haas on Pain on Eddie
Tajiri pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the title at 11:32 after spraying the champion in the face with red mist and following with a kick to the head
Bradshaw & Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) defeated Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) via disqualification at 4:19 when Shaniqua attacked Bradshaw as he attempted a cover on Danny following the Clothesline from Hell
The Big Show defeated Arch Kincaid & John Walters in a handicap match (not televised); after the bout, Show joined the announce team
WWE US Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Charlie Haas with the Frog Splash after Haas charged at the champion in the corner and ended up hitting the title belt, which had been brought into the ring moments prior; before the match, the Big Show left the commentary table and rammed an already injured Guerrero into the steel ring post; Chavo Guerrero attempted to check on Eddie but was taken backstage

Taped 9/30/03; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center
10/2/03:
WWE US & Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) with the frog splash after Chavo interfered and hit Hardy with his tag team title belt
Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated the Acolytes after Ron Simmons sustained the Ball & Gag double team move; after the bout, Bradshaw hit the Clothesline from Hell on Shaniqua
Chris Benoit defeated Charlie Haas via disqualification when Albert, who did guest commentary for the bout, interfered as Benoit had the Crippler Crossface applied
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri pinned Billy Kidman with the kick to the head after landing a low blow
Orlando Jordan defeated the Big Show via count-out when Show walked out of the match after becoming visibly sick from eating a number of burritos earlier in the evening
WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar & John Cena defeated the Undertaker & Kurt Angle when Cena pinned Angle after hitting him with his chain

Taped 10/7/03; Hartford, CT; Civic Center
10/9/03:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri pinned the Ultimo Dragon in a non-title match at 3:10 with the kick to the head after avoiding the flipping reverse DDT; after the bout, Rey Mysterio Jr. - who was doing guest commentary for the match - made the save and hit the 619 as Tajiri seemed to be setting Dragon up for the same move
The Undertaker pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli) at 2:03 with the chokeslam after knocking the other members of the FBI off the apron and avoiding the Jungle Kick; after the contest, the Undertaker laid out the FBI with a steel chain and fought off an interfering Brock Lesnar
The Big Show pinned Orlando Jordan with the chokeslam at 1:38
Shannon Moore (w/ Matt Hardy) pinned Zach Gowen at 4:35 with a jumping swinging neckbreaker after Hardy, who had been doing guest commentary, pushed Gowen off the top rope
Albert, Doug & Danny Basham defeated Chris Benoit & Bradshaw at around the 4-minute mark when Albert pinned Benoit with the backbreaker; prior to the contest, the Acolytes were attacked with chair shots from behind by the Bashams - forcing Farooq out of the contest before it began; during the match, officials checked on Farooq before helping him backstage; after the contest, the Bashams hit the Ball & Gag on Bradshaw
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar pinned Paul London with a powerbomb and the F5 at 1:34; after the match, Spanky came out for the save as Lesnar attempted to hit the F5 on London into the steel ringpost; Lesnar quickly tossed Spanky into the ringpost before the Undertaker came out and informed Lesnar that their title contest at No Mercy would be a Biker Chain Match (London's TV debut)
The Big Show defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. via count-out in an impromptu match at the 44-second mark; after the match, it was revealed that Chavo goading Show into a match was a set up as Eddie Guerrero made his way to ringside ontop of a sewage truck; moments later, Eddie hosed Show down with raw sewage - soaking the entranceway in the process

Taped 10/14/03; Cincinnati, OH; US Bank Arena
10/16/03:
Chris Benoit defeated Doug Basham (w/ Danny Basham) via submission with the Crippler Crossface after avoiding a clothesline at 5:52; midway through the contest, Doug and Danny switched places with Doug coming back into the ring for the finish after Benoit hit the rolling German suplexes on Danny; after the contest, Albert attacked Benoit until referees were able to pull the two men apart
Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) fought WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri to a no contest in a non-title match at around 4:30 when Tajiri sprayed black mist in Nidia's face as she tried to pull the title belt away from him as Tajiri attempted to use the belt as a weapon; after the contest, Nidia was attended to by medics backstage while Noble returned to the ring to call Tajiri out - only to be attacked by Brock Lesnar and suffer an F5 on the floor
WWE US & Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Rhyno in a non-title match at 13:18 by hitting his opponent with the US title belt after the referee mistakengly thought Rhyno had used the timekeeper's bell as a weapon, which Guerrero had snuck into the ring moments prior; after the contest, the Big Show attacked the champion in his low rider, which was parked in the aisle, and repeatedly smashed the vehicle with a lead pipe; in the ensuing assault, Show powerbombed Guerrero onto the hood of the car and hit a chokeslam onto the roof - leaving the champion a bloody mess
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Johnny Stamboli at 3:17 by reversing a gorilla press slam into the West Coast Pop; prior to the contest, both Nunzio and Chuck Palumbo, who escorted Stamboli to ringside, were sent backstage by the referee

Taped 10/21/03; Albany, NY; Pepsi Arena
10/23/03:
Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit fought John Cena & Albert to a no contest at 4:27 when Angle and Benoit began brawling, following a miscommunication in which Benoit accidentally hit his partner with a chair; the two men locked each other in their respective submission holds until referees could seperate them
Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas when Rikishi pinned Benjamin by blocking a sunset flip and countering into a sit-down splash at 6:00; Benjamin & Haas were to have recieved a tag team title shot but were replaced by the Basham Brothers under orders from the new Smackdown! GM Paul Heyman and given this match instead
Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) (sub. for Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. to win the titles at 7:55 when Danny pinned Eddie after switching places with Doug and hitting Eddie in the face with Shaniqua's nightstick; after the match, the new champions had a ringside interview while Chavo argued with Eddie over the loss, before leaving his tag team partner alone in the ring
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri pinned Zach Gowen in a non-title match at 3:31 with a kick to the face after Gowen missed a top rope moonsault; after the match, the champion celebrated with Yang and Sakoda before the two men further attacked Gowen
The Undertaker defeated WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar & WWE US Champion the Big Show in a handicap match at 14:17 by pinning Lesnar after hitting both he and Show with a steel chain wrapped around his fist; Taker had originally pinned Show with a chokeslam off the top at 5:18 but Paul Heyman came out and made the match into a Best 2 out of 3 falls contest; Taker then won via count-out at 11:54 after throwing Lesnar into the front row but Heyman turned the bout into a No Count-Out match; Show & Lesnar were disqualified at 12:39 when Show hit Taker in the back with a chair but Heyman made the match into a No DQ contest; due to prematch stipulations, Taker earned the right to face anyone he wants, anywhere, anytime, and with any stipulations; after the match, Taker was further attacked by his opponents - eventually suffering an F5 into the ringpost; moments thereafter, Vince McMahon confronted the beaten and bruised Taker about who he wanted to fight; Taker then said he didn't want a title match with Lesnar but rather a Buried Alive match at Survivor Series with Vince himself

Taped 10/28/03; Atlanta, GA; Phillips Arena;
10/30/03:
Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated John Cena & Albert when Benoit pinned Albert at 6:36 with three Rolling German suplexes and the diving headbutt after Albert accidentally splashed his partner in the corner; after the match, Cena and Albert argued over the loss with Cena eventually hitting the FU
Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated Nunzio, Chuck Palumbo, & Johnny Stamboli in a handicap match when Nunzio was pinned following a modified Doomsday Device (match not televised due to time restraints)
The Ultimo Dragon pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 2:39 when Tajiri, who was doing guest commentary, kicked Mysterio in the back of the head while on the ring apron; after the match, Tajiri and his bodyguards confronted Dragon but Dragon left the ring, not wanting to associate himself with the Cruiserweight Champion
Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie in a Trick or Treat Costume Contest; Sho Funaki was the guest MC for the event; after the win, Torrie pushed Tazz into a vat of chocolate in the ring
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty when Scotty was pinned with a roll up after the champions switched places (match not televised due to time restraints)
The Acolytes defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar & WWE US Champion the Big Show via disqualification at 3:10 when Lesnar hit Farooq with a chair; after the match, Farooq's ankle was trapped in a steel chair and Show hit a leg drop off the middle turnbuckle - crushing it in the chair; moments thereafter, Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit made the save - applying their respective submission holds - before Nathan Jones and Matt Morgan laid Angle and Benoit out

Taped 11/4/03; Buffalo, NY; HSBC Arena
11/6/03:
John Cena pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with the FU at 5:46 after blocking the West Coast Pop with a low blow; after the match, Cena was attacked by Brock Lesnar, the Big Show, Matt Morgan, Nathan Jones, and Albert when he turned down Paul Heyman's offer to join Team Lesnar at the Survivor Series
WWE US Champion the Big Show pinned Bradshaw in a non-title match at 3:49 by blocking the Clothesline from Hell and hitting the chokeslam
Eddie Guerrero defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) at 7:30 in a handicap match by pinning Danny with a roll up as the referee argued with Danny over using Shaniqua's whip as a weapon, which was a ruse by Guerrero; due to prematch stipulations, Eddie earned a tag team title rematch for he and Chavo against the Bashams for the following week
Jamie Noble & the Ultimo Dragon defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri (w/ bodyguards) & Nunzio at 6:56 when Noble pinned Tajiri with a reversal into an Oklahoma side roll; after the match, Noble avoided an attack from the champion's bodyguards
Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar, Albert, Matt Morgan, & Nathan Jones via disqualification in a handicap match at 14:24 when the Big Show interfered as Angle had the ankle lock applied on Lesnar and Benoit had the Crippler Crossface applied on Albert; Lesnar himself did guest commentary for the early moments of the contest; after the match, Angle, Benoit, Bradshaw, and John Cena were all brutalized by Team Lesnar

Taped 11/11/03; East Rutherford, NJ; Continental Airlines Arena
11/13/03:
Kurt Angle defeated Nathan Jones via disqualification when Matt Morgan interfered
Akio & Sakoda defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Jamie Noble
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a handicap match
Bradshaw defeated Albert
Chris Benoit & John Cena defeated WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar & WWE US Champion the Big Show

Taped 11/18/03; Houston, TX; Toyota Center
11/20/03:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Akio at 5:31 with the 619 / West Coast Pop combo after Akio missed the corkscrew moonsault
Matt Morgan pinned Shannon Moore with a spinning sit-down powerbomb at 2:54
Albert pinned Bradshaw at 5:08 with the pump kick as Bradshaw attempted the Clothesline from Hell; earlier in the match, Albert hit the Baldo Bomb on the floor
Chris Benoit defeated Nathan Jones (w/ WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar) via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 5:43 after knocking Lesnar off the ring apron; after the bout, Hardcore Holly made the save by coming out of the crowd and battling Lesnar around ringside; moments later, Paul Heyman indefinately suspended Holly and had him arrested
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri pinned Jamie Noble with a roll up and holding the tights for leverage at 4:45 as the challenger was distracted by a blind Nidia who came ringside late in the contest; before the bout began, Akio and Sakoda were sent backstage by the referee
Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas at 3:55 when Eddie pinned Haas with the frog splash after Chavo hit a bulldog off the top; after the match, Benjamin & Haas injured Chavo's leg with a chair until Eddie made the save; moments later, Chavo blamed Eddie for letting the attack take place
John Cena pinned WWE US Champion the Big Show in a non-title match at 9:24 after hitting Show in the head with the steel ring steps

Taped 11/25/03; Boise, ID; BSU Pavilion
11/27/03 - aired on Thanksgiving; featured the return of Ernest Miller:
Chris Benoit defeated Matt Morgan via submission at 3:17 by reversing an attempt at the sit-down powerbomb into the Crippler Crossface; due to prematch stipulations, Benoit earned a spot in the 20-man battle royal later in the night
Akio (w/ WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajii) pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 3:46 with a roll up after Noble became distracted after Nidia, who did guest commentary for the bout, hit a low blow on Tajiri as he stood on top of the commentary table
Nathan Jones pinned Shannon Moore at 2:30 with a gutwrench suplex
Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr. on crutches) pinned Charlie Haas (w/ Shelton Benjamin) at 3:43 with an inside cradle after hitting him with Chavo's crutch; after the bout, Benjamin attacked Chavo's injured knee before Eddie made the save with the crutch; after the match, Chavo complained about Eddie not watching his back
John Cena pinned Albert at 5:32 with the FU; due to prematch stipulations, Cena earned a spot in the 20-man battle royal later in the night
Chris Benoit and John Cena co-won a 20-man battle royal at 18:29 when both competitors hit the floor after Cena hit the FU from the ring apron to the floor; other participants included: Matt Morgan, Albert, Nathan Jones, Orlando Jordan, Chuck Palumbo, Johnny Stamboli, Bradshaw, Rikishi, Rhyno, WWE US Champion the Big Show, Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, Scotty 2 Hotty, Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio Jr., the Ultimo Dragon, & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham; order of elimination: Stamboli by Show, Dragon by Show via an over-the-head throw, Jordan by Show, Danny Basham by Show, Show by all of the remaining participants (Show hit a clothesline on Jordan as he made his way backstage), Jones by Bradshaw via clothesline, Bradshaw by Rikishi, Scotty by Albert via pump kick as Scotty stodd on the apron, Albert by Guerrero via a dropkick, Rhyno by Morgan, Rikishi, Morgan, Haas and Palumbo eliminated by each other and John Cena, Mysterio by Benoit and Cena via an over-the-head throw as Mysterio attempted a crossbody, Doug Basham by Cena when Cena ducked and pulled down the top rope, Benjamin by Benoit via skinning the cat and hooking Benjamin with his feet to throw him out, Guerrero by Benoit via backdrop; due to prematch stipulations, the winner of the bout was to have earned a title shot against Brock Lesnar immediately afterwards, however, Paul Heyman ordered that Benoit would face Cena the following week and the winner of that match would face Brock the same night; as the show came to a close, Benoit and Cena were beaten down by Lesnar, Big Show, Jones, and Morgan

Taped 12/2/03; San Jose, CA; HP Pavilion
12/4/03:
Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) in a non-title match at 5:32 when Rikishi pinned Danny with a Samoan Drop; after the bout, Shaniqua scolded the champions for the loss
WWE US Champion the Big Show pinned Shannon Moore with the chokeslam at 1:39 in a non-title match
Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Sakoda (w/ WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri) at 3:05 with a roll up after rolling his blind girlfriend into the ring and pushing her into Sakoda before sending her to the floor; after the bout, Noble told Nidia that Tajiri and his men were responsible for attacking her
Chris Benoit defeated John Cena via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 16:20 after Cena knocked the Big Show, who came ringside moments earlier, off the ring apron; Cena originally won the match with the FU at 5:31 but a second referee disputed the call since Benoit's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover - thus the bout continued; due to prematch stipulations, Benoit earned a world title shot against Brock Lesnar later in the evening
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Shelton Benjamin (w/ Charlie Haas) at 3:37 after Eddie Guerrero, who drove his low rider to ringside prior to the match, interfered as both the referee and Chavo were distracted by Haas on the ring apron and hit the frog splash on Benjamin; after the match, Chavo argued over Eddie being at ringside and went backstage by himself
WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Chris Benoit via TKO at 14:34 when the challenger passed out while caught in the Brock Lock, after the champion hit Benoit's knee with a steel chair; after the bout, Lesnar put Benoit in the Crippler Crossface and slapped his hand to the mat - as though Benoit had submitted - since the challenger refused to tap out during the match itself

Taped 12/9/03; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena
12/11/03 - included Paul Heyman stating Chris Benoit would never receive a rematch for the world title as long as he was SD! GM:
Rhyno pinned Bradshaw at 4:16 with a cradle after Bradshaw hit a superplex
Shannon Moore pinned Albert at 1:46 by reversing an attempt at the backbreaker into a sunset flip; after the bout, Matt Morgan and the Big Show came to the ring and Moore sustained further punishment until Morgan and Show attacked Albert, with Show hitting the chokeslam, as a result of him losing the match
Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas at 15:32 when Eddie pinned Benjamin after hitting him with the air filter from the Guerreros' low rider (Allied Powers)
WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. via submission with a modified half crab, with Mysterio's head wrapped around the champion's head, in a non-title match at 14:41; after the bout, Hardcore Holly - wearing street clothes - came out of the crowd and clotheslined Lesnar to the floor; had Mysterio won the match, he would have earned a title shot for the following week

Taped 12/16/03; Jacksonville, FL; Veterans Memorial Arena
12/18/03:
WWE US Champion the Big Show pinned Orlando Jordan with the chokeslam in a non-title match; John Cena did guest commentary for the bout
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty, Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas when Danny pinned Chavo with a frog splash immediately after Chavo hit a superplex on Doug
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 5:01 by reversing an attempt at the Tiger Driver into the West Coast Pop after Noble brought a blind Nidia into the ring and shoved her into the referee; due to prematch stipulations, Mysterio became the #1 contender to the Cruiserweight title
Chris Benoit defeated Chuck Palumbo via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 5:17; prior to the bout, Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli were sent backstage but after the match they helped in triple teaming Benoit
Farooq defeated Rhyno via disqualification at 2:02 after sustaining a low blow, followed by the Gore; prior to the bout, Rhyno called out Bradshaw but Farooq came out instead
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Shannon Moore (mystery opponent) at 1:39 via submission with the Brock Lock; Moore was chosen as the challenger after being selected at random from the Smackdown! roster; after the bout, it was revealed that Moore was rigged to win and thus would be in less than 100% shape for the tag team main event
Hardcore Holly & Shannon Moore defeated Albert & Matt Morgan at 6:28 when Holly pinned Morgan with the Alabama Slam; due to prematch stipulations, Holly regained his spot on Smackdown! but also earned a world title shot against Brock Lesnar; Lesnar remained ringside for the duration of the bout and interfered when the opportunity presented itself

Taped 12/20/03; Baghdad, Iraq; Camp Victory
12/25/03 - aired on Christmas Day; Spc. Marilynn Anderson from the 18th MP Brigade sang the National Anthem to open the show; featured an in-ring segment in which Vince McMahon thanked the troops for their efforts but was interrupted by Santa Claus, who came out and distributed presents to several of those in attendance; after Santa refused to give Vince a gift, Vince verbally berated him and knocked him to the mat; moments later, Santa revealed himself to be Steve Austin and hit the Stunner on McMahon; Austin then thanked the troops for everything they were doing (Austin's surprise TV return following Survivor Series); included an in-ring promo from John Cena in which he mentioned facing the Big Show later in the night, then thanked the troops; featured a closing music video to the tune of Creed's "Weathered":
The Acolytes defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin at 4:38 when Bradshaw pinned Haas with the Clothesline from Hell after Haas hit the corner
Rikishi pinned Rhyno with a Samoan Drop at 2:28 after Rhyno failed an attempt at the Gore and hit the corner; after the bout, Rikishi brought two female soldiers in the ring to dance with him
Eddie Guerrero pinned Chris Benoit at 11:38 by reversing a powerbomb attempt into a sunset flip and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage; after the bout, Eddie started a "USA" chant before the two men shook hands and hugged out of respect
Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie and Sable in a Santa's Little Helper outfit contest; after the event, Wilson fought off Dawn Marie and Sable after being double teamed
John Cena pinned WWE US Champion the Big Show in a non-title match at 4:11 with the FU after blocking a chokeslam attempt with a low blow; after the bout, Steve Austin came ringside and hit the Stunner on both participants before inviting all the other talent on hand, Vince McMahon included, to the ring to celebrate the show

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