WWE SMACKDOWN!

2004

Taped 12/30/03; Laredo, TX; Entertainment Center
1/1/04 - aired on New Year's Day; included Kurt Angle's return to TV after 6 weeks as he entered himself into the Royal Rumble match:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri (w/ Akio & Sakoda) at 13:54 with a standing West Coast Pop to win the title after Tajiri accidentally sprayed Sakoda in the face and then the challenger knocked Akio off the apron with a handspring; after the bout, the Big Show interrupted an in-ring interview with Mysterio and later attacked him before Hardcore Holly made the save (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man)
Bradshaw pinned Rhyno with the Clothesline from Hell at 2:25 after Rhyno hit the corner
John Cena & Chris Benoit (mystery partner) defeated Nunzio, Chuck Palumbo, & Johnny Stamboli in a handicap match at 6:53 when Benoit reversed Stamboli's attempt at a gorilla press slam and applied the Crippler Crossface; due to prematch stipulations, both Cena and Benoit earned spots in the 30-man Royal Rumble match
Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty vs. WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (not televised)
WWE US Champion the Big Show defeated Hardcore Holly via disqualification in a non-title match at 4:58 when Holly hit a low blow as he was set up for the chokeslam; moments after the finish, Holly threw the referee to the floor and repeatedly hit Show with a steel chair - busting him open; moments prior to the finish, Rey Mysterio Jr. came off the top with the chair but had it punched in his face by Show
Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 5:48 when Haas pinned Chavo after blocking Chavo's frog splash and Benjamin hitting the superkick; after the bout, Chavo confronted Eddie in the ring about the loss and slapped his uncle before Kurt Angle came ringside to hold Eddie back and cool him down

Taped 1/6/04; Huntsville, AL; Von Braun Civic Center
1/8/04:
Chris Benoit defeated Johnny Stamboli (#1), Chuck Palumbo (#2), & Nunzio (#3) in a mini Royal Rumble match at 6:21; Benoit eliminated Stamboli at 3:09 with a baseball slide as Stamboli was on the ring apron; Benoit eliminated Nunzio at 5:14 as Nunzio tried to save Palumbo's elimination; Benoit eliminated Palumbo
Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty fought WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) to a no contest when the champions attacked the challengers from behind before the bout, double teaming them and hitting them with the title belts; moments thereafter, Kurt Angle came out and announced that he and Paul Heyman came up with a substitute pair of challengers for the Bashams to defend against later in the night - Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 16:22 when Doug reversed an attempt by Chavo for a sunset flip into the ring, holding onto Shaniqua for leverage; after the bout, Eddie sustained a brutal double team inside the ring while Chavo sat at ringside and watched; after the champions left ringside, Chavo helped his uncle to his feet before punching him to the mat and pummeling him until Eddie became busted open; moments thereafter, Chavo drove off in Eddie's low rider
John Cena pinned Albert with the FU at 2:50
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Akio (w/ Sakoda) at 4:37 with the West Coast Pop after hitting a double 619 on Akio and Sakoda
Tajiri pinned Nidia (sub. for a missing Jamie Noble) at 1:05 with a Russian legsweep; after the bout, Rey Mysterio Jr. made the save for the blind Nidia; moments later, as Mysterio was walking Nidia back, Noble appeared, threw Mysterio out of the way, and helped Nidia backstage
Hardcore Holly defeated WWE US Champion the Big Show in a non-title streetfight at 4:55 when Holly wrapped a steel chair around Show's neck and began choking him until Show tapped out; after the bout, Holly had a staredown with Brock Lesnar, the guest commentator for the match, before chasing him into the crowd with the chair

Taped 1/13/04; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun
1/15/04 - included an in-ring confrontation between Eddie Guerrero, Chavo Sr., and Chavo Jr. in which the two Chavos attacked Eddie before Kurt Angle made the save:
Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) pinned Tajiri (w/ Akio & Sakoda) with the Tiger Bomb at 3:21 after pulling Nidia in the way of a Tajiri crossbody to the floor; moments prior to the finish, Rey Mysterio Jr. - who did guest commentary for the bout - saved Nidia from Akio and Sakoda on the floor before being thrown into the ringside barrier by Noble; due to prematch stipulations, Noble earned a Cruiserweight Title shot against Mysterio at the Royal Rumble
Rikishi pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with the Bonzai Drop at 1:59; Rikishi & Scotty had prepared to get a tag team title shot but Dawn Marie came out to announce that they would be competing against each other for a spot in the Royal Rumble
Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (sub. for Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) in a non-title match at 3:59 when Haas pinned Danny with a roll over after Benjamin hit the superkick behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, Tazz announced that he received word that the bout would be non-title but the winners would earn a spot in the Royal Rumble
Nunzio defeated Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli in a mini Royal Rumble match at 2:21 by eliminating Palumbo immediately after Palumbo eliminated Stamboli with the Jungle Kick, as Stamboli stood on the ring apron; the three thought they would be competing in a tag team match but Dawn Marie came out and announced that, due to losing to Chris Benoit the previous week, they would have to face each other to see who would earn a spot in the Royal Rumble
WWE US Champion the Big Show (w/ WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar and an entourage of police officers) pinned Sho Funaki at 1:16 with a right hand punch in a non-title match; during the bout, Hardcore Holly - who Show placed a restraining order on - appeared at the top of the ramp; Show wrestled the bout with a neck brace, a result of the streetfight with Holly the previous week
John Cena pinned Rhyno (w/ Paul Heyman) at 17:16 with the FU after Cena avoided a Gore through a table set up in the ring, with Rhyno crashing through it, and knocking Heyman off the ring apron; prematch stipulations stated that Rhyno could not be disqualified or counted-out and that the loser - whether it be Cena or Heyman - would have his mouth washed out with soap; after the bout, Heyman attempted to leave ringside but was trapped by Chris Benoit, who eventually locked him in the Sharpshooter while Cena taunted Heyman and shoved a bar of soap into his mouth

Taped 1/20/04; Minneapolis, MN; Target Center
1/22/04:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chuck Palumbo in a non-title match by reversing a Samoan drop into a sunset flip
Tajiri defeated Billy Kidman; due to prematch stipulations, Tajiri earned a spot in the Royal Rumble match
Albert defeated Shannon Moore; during the bout, the Cat came ringside and momentarily distracted Albert; due to pre-match stipulations, Albert earned a spot in the Royal Rumble match
Chris Benoit & John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar, Matt Morgan, & Rhyno in a handicap match when Cena pinned Rhyno with the FU at around the 19-minute mark; WWE US Champion the Big Show was to have been a part of Lesnar's team but was locked in his dressing room by a forklift backstage; at around the 10-minute mark, Lesnar attempted to walk out on the match but was briefly attacked by Hardcore Holly until officials stepped in, allowing Lesnar to retreat backstage; after the, match, Benoit saved Cena from an attack by Matt Morgan before both he and Cena went to the floor and tipped over Paul Heyman's high chair, knocking Heyman into the ring; moments later, the Big Show came to the ring and hit chokeslams on both Benoit and Cena
Bradshaw defeated Akio and Sakoda; due to pre-match stipulations, Bradshaw earned a spot in the Royal Rumble match
Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Sr. defeated Eddie Guerrero & Kurt Angle when Chavo Jr. pinned Eddie with a frog splash after Angle accidentally hit the Olympic Slam on his partner

Taped 1/27/04; Washington DC; MCI Center
1/29/04:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) defeated Billy Kidman & Paul London at 3:44 when Danny made the illegal switch,
crotched Kidman on the top rope, and hit a DDT off the top for the pin
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 7:46 with a springboard sit-down senton after Noble brought Nidia into the ring and
attempted to send her into the champion on the ring apron, however she moved; after the bout, Nidia took off her sunglasses - revealing that her sight had returned; Nidia
left ringside alone with Noble still in the ring
WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Orlando Jordan in a non-title match via submission with the Brock Lock at 4:19
Eddie Guerrero won a 15-man Royal Rumble match by last eliminating Kurt Angle at 36:56; due to prematch stipulations, Guerrero earned a world title shot at No Way Out; earlier in the evening, Guerrero was knocked out backstage and sent to a nearby medical facility
order of entry: Kurt Angle (0:00), Rhyno (0:00), Charlie Haas (1:37), Shelton Benjamin (3:18), Bradshaw (4:58), Ernest Miller (entered and eliminated during commercial break; lasted 32 seconds), Tajiri (9:10; Tajiri kicked Lamont in the back of the head as he made his way to the ring), Billy Gunn (10:33), WWE US Champion the Big Show (12:27), John Cena (14:11), Nunzio (entered and eliminated during commercial break), Albert (entered during commercial break), Eddie Guerrero (19:10), Rikishi (20:34), Hardcore Holly (21:58)
order of elimination: Miller by Angle (during commercial break), Tajiri by Show via a chokeslam to the floor (12:57), Bradshaw when Show ducked a charge (13:16), Nunzio by Cena via an FU to the floor (during commercial break), Albert by Eddie (19:24), Cena by Show by pushing him over the top with a choke and kicking him to the floor  (22:42), Show by Angle, Gunn, Holly, Eddie, Rikishi, and an assist from Cena (23:15), Haas by Eddie (25:13), Benjamin by Angle via clothesline (25:30), Holly by Angle as Holly attempted to eliminate Gunn (25:58), Gunn by Eddie with a monkey flip over the top as Eddie hung onto the ropes (26:50), Rikishi by Angle and Eddie (28:52), Angle by Eddie when Eddie blocked a suplex to the floor, as Angle stood on the apron, and sent Angle to the floor with a front suplex

Taped 2/3/04; Cleveland, OH; Gund Arena
2/5/04 - included an in-ring confrontation between Eddie Guerrero and Brock Lesnar; featured the announcement that Torrie Wilson and Sable would be appearing together in Playboy:
Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Shaniqua) to win the titles at 5:11 when Rikishi pinned Doug with a Samoan Drop after Scotty dropped Doug throat-first across the top rope
Ernest Miller pinned Tajiri; after the bout, Orlando Jordan made the save against Akio & Sakoda (match not televised)
WWE US Champion the Big Show pinned Billy Gunn at 12:14 by catching him coming off the ropes, blocking an attempt at the Fameasser, and hitting a sidewalk slam
Billy Kidman pinned Jamie Noble at 3:00 with a sit-down powerbomb after Noble became distracted by Nidia at ringside giving away his money to the crowd
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Sr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) in a non-title match with the 619 at 1:59 after knocking Chavo Jr. off the ring apron; after the bout, Chavo Jr. attacked the champion
Kurt Angle defeated Hardcore Holly by blocking the Alabama Slam and applying the ankle lock at 14:11; after the bout, Paul Heyman came to the ring in preparation of announcing Angle as the #1 contender at WrestleMania but the segment was soon interrupted by both the Big Show and John Cena; Heyman then ordered the three men to face each other at No Way Out and the winner of that match would become the #1 contender

Taped 2/10/04; Tacoma, WA; Tacoma Dome
2/12/04 - included an in-ring confrontation between Brock Lesnar and Eddie Guerrero in which Brock wore a sombraro to the ring and had a mariachi band play; featured Nidia putting her mink coat, which Jamie Noble bought for her, into a wood chipper:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. (w/ Jorge Paez) pinned Tajiri with the 619 and springboard senton at 3:01 in a non-title match; after the bout, Chavo Guerrero Jr. - who stood in the aisle with his father for much of the bout - attacked the champion from behind until Paez scared him out of the ring; moments thereafter, Paez knocked Chavo Sr. out with a left hand punch
Danny Basham (w/ Doug Basham & Shaniqua) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Scotty 2 Hotty (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rikishi) at 4:02 when Doug helped in giving adding leverage from the floor; after the bout, Shaniqua sustained Scotty's bulldog but was pulled from the ring before Rikishi could hit the Bonzai Drop
Hardcore Holly defeated Rhyno via disqualification at 5:08 when Rhyno shoved the referee as he pouded Holly in the corner; after the bout, the two had to be held apart on the floor by officials
Bradshaw (w/ Farooq) pinned Shelton Benjamin (w/ Charlie Haas) with the Clothesline from Hell at 5:58
Eddie Guerrero & John Cena (sub. for Kurt Angle) defeated WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar & WWE US Champion the Big Show at 17:26 when Guerrero pinned Lesnar with a low blow, using Cena's steel chain, and a cradle as Lesnar and the referee were distracted by Kurt Angle - who came ringside and hit both Cena and Show with a steel chair - blaming them for knocking him out backstage earlier in the broadcast

Taped 2/17/04; Fresno, CA; SaveMart Center
2/19/04 - included a Brock Lesnar in-ring promo in which he requested a match with Bill Goldberg at WrestleMania; featured an in-ring celebration by Eddie Guerrero on his title victory at No Way Out which was interrupted by Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Sr.:
Kurt Angle & John Cena defeated Doug & Danny Basham at 10:52 when Cena pinned Danny with the FU after Danny blocked the ankle lock and kicked Angle to the floor, sending him into Cena who tagged himself into the bout; after the bout, Angle had words with Cena over the finish
Tajiri pinned Billy Gunn with the kick to the head after Akio and Sakoda interfered (not televised)
WWE US Champion the Big Show pinned Hardcore Holly with the chokeslam at 2:36; after the bout, John Cena came out and challenged Show to a title match at WrestleMania - which was accepted
WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero fought WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. to a no contest at the 16 minute mark when special referee Kurt Angle (sub. for Chavo Guerrero Sr. who was knocked out backstage) refused to count the pinfall after Eddie hit the Frog Splash; mid-way through the bout, Chavo Sr. came ringside before Rey Mysterio Jr. countered the interference; after the contest, Angle brutalized Eddie in and around the ring, fought off Mysterio, and left the champion bleeding from the face as the show went off the air; prematch stipulations stated that had Chavo won the title, Mysterio would have challenged him the following week for both the world and cruiserweight titles

Taped 2/24/04; Kansas City, MO; Kemper Arena
2/26/04 - included an in-ring promo by Eddie Guerrero which led him to search for Kurt Angle backstage; upon finding Angle, Eddie accidentally threw Paul Heyman into Dawn Marie - knocking her into the wall; Eddie was then escorted from the arena; featured a closing segment in which Eddie interrupted a Kurt Angle in-ring promo, attacking Angle before Paul Heyman had Guerrero arrested:
Rey Mysterio Jr., Nunzio, Billy Kidman, and Jamie Noble fought to a no contest at 12:40 when Paul Heyman, Tajiri, Akio, and Sakoda came out - with Heyman announcing that it was unfair that the Japanese contingent were not involved; Heyman then announced that there would be a Cruiserweight Open at WrestleMania for the championship; the bout was to have determined the #1 contender for the Cruiserweight Title at WrestleMania; after the match, Mysterio avoided an attack from Akio and Sakoda and hit a dive to the floor onto Tajiri
The Acolytes defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty in a non-title match at 4:47 when Bradshaw pinned Rikishi with the Clothesline from Hell after the champions became distracted by Doug & Danny Basham at ringside
Brock Lesnar pinned Billy Gunn with the F5 at 8:19 after Gunn hit the corner
John Cena & Rey Mysterio Jr. (sub. for WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero, who was escorted from the building earlier in the show) defeated WWE US Champion the Big Show & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) at 14:17 when Mysterio pinned Guerrero with the 619; after the bout, Cena hit the FU on an interfering Chavo Sr. before the Big Show laid out both Cena and Mysterio with chokeslams

Taped 3/2/04; Savannah, GA; Civic Center
3/4/04 - featured an interview with Kurt Angle from his home in Pittsburgh (it was later revealed that Angle was backstage and not in Pittsburgh); included Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas doing a parody of the Acolytes in which they performed their rendition of the West Texas Rednecks' "I Hate Rap" but renaming it "I Hate the APA"; the segment eventually led to a four way brawl involving Benjamin & Haas, the Acolytes, Doug & Danny Basham, and Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty:
Brock Lesnar pinned Hardcore Holly with the F5 at 2:48; prior to the bout, Lesnar drove to the ring on Steve Austin's stolen ATV and cut an in-ring promo on Austin and Bill Goldberg; after the bout, Lesnar celebrated the win by drinking two beers and having Austin's theme music play as he drove backstage on the ATV
Danny Basham (w/ Doug Basham) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Scotty 2 Hotty (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rikishi) at 2:59 when Danny and Doug switched places late in the bout, as Scotty attempted the Worm, and Doug scored the pin with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after avoiding a clothesline
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) pinned Sho Funaki in a non-title match at 3:25 when the champion dropped the back of Funaki's head across his knee after Funaki became distracted by Chavo Sr. on the ring apron; during the bout, Chavo Sr. got on a headset and argued over the fact that Chavo has to defend against nine men at WrestleMania
Rey Mysterio Jr., the Ultimo Dragon, & Billy Kidman defeated Tajiri, Akio, & Sakoda at 4:41 when Mysterio pinned Akio with the 619 and a DDT
John Cena pinned Albert with the FU at 9:33; after the bout, the Big Show came out and cut a promo on Cena, speaking of his accomplishments at Madison Square Garden
WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero fought Paul Heyman to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark in a non-title match, in which the champion's hands were handcuffed behind his back, when Heyman and the referee went backstage and Kurt Angle came ringside; while handcuffed, Guerrero held Angle off from entering the ring before he was assaulted with a series of taped fist punches to the face; moments later, after Eddie spat in Angle's face, the champion was hit in the head with the championship belt

Taped 3/9/04; Atlantic City, NJ; Boardwalk Hall
3/11/04 - included a confrontation between Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar in which the other Smackdown! wrestlers allowed Austin to take back his stolen ATV and later bloody Lesnar and hit the Stunner on Paul Heyman:
John Cena pinned Rhyno with the FU
Rey Mysterio Jr., the Ultimo Dragon, Billy Kidman, & Sho Funaki defeated Jamie Noble, Tajiri, Akio, & Sakoda when Mysterio scored the pin; the bout originally was Mysterio vs. Noble but turned into a tag match when the other wrestlers interfered; Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Sr. did guest commentary for the bout
WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Shelton Benjamin (w/ Charlie Haas) with the Frog Splash in a non-title match after fighting off interference from Haas, Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Sr.; after the bout, Kurt Angle came ringside and had a staredown with the champion
WWE US Champion the Big Show defeated John Walters & Arch Kincaid in a handicap match; after the bout, John Cena made the save, scared the champion out of the ring, and posed with the title belt
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated Doug & Danny Basham in a non-title match

Taped 3/16/04; Boston, MA; FleetCenter
3/18/04:
WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Rhyno with the FU in an impromtu match
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated the Acolytes when Rikishi pinned Bradshaw with a superkick; due to prematch stipulations Farooq was fired
Gauntlet Match:
Shelton Benjamin pinned Charlie Haas with a spin kick as Haas held the opposite leg; after the bout, the two hugged
Shelton Benjamin pinned Billy Gunn with a roll up and using the ropes for leverage after avoiding the Fameasser
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Shelton Benjamin with the 619 and springboard legdrop
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated the Big Show via count-out after Mysterio hit a 619 as Show was distracted by John Cena at ringside and then Cena hit Show with the title belt; due to winning the gauntlet series, Mysterio earned a world title shot
WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with a cradle after the challenger failed the springboard legdrop; after the bout, Paul Heyman came out to confront both men before the Undertaker and Paul Bearer came to the ring - with Taker hitting the tombstone on Heyman (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero, The Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century)

Taped 3/23/04; Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena
3/25/04:
Rob Van Dam pinned Charlie Haas with a roll over (RVD's debut on the Smackdown! brand)
Rene Dupree pinned Billy Kidman (Dupree's debut on the Smackdown! brand)
The Dudley Boyz defeated Doug & Danny Basham following the 3D (the Dudleyz' debut on the Smackdown! brand)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) pinned Spike Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) (Spike's debut on the Smackdown! brand)
WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Booker T via disqualification when John Layfield Bradshaw interfered and prevented the pin after the champion hit the Frog Splash; after the bout, John Bradshaw Layfield hit the Clothesline from Hell on Guerrero (Booker's debut on the Smackdown! brand)

Taped 3/30/04; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena
4/1/04 - the winners of all the singles bouts became nominees for Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle's 'Great American' Award and would have the chance to become #1 contender to the Smackdown! World Title; included a closing segment in which Kurt Angle announced that John Bradshaw Layfield would be the final nominee before Eddie Guerrero stole Bradshaw's cowboy hat and had the fans at ringside fill it with food and drinks before stomping it:
The Big Show pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rikishi with the chokeslam at 2:44
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Spike Dudley defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Chavo Guerrero Sr. at 4:09 when Spike pinned Chavo Jr. with the Acid Drop after walking up Chavo Sr. and sending him out of the ring; after the bout, both Mysterio and Spike were assaulted by John Bradshaw Layfield
Charlie Haas defeated Rob Van Dam at 7:38; the two men battled to a double count-out after Haas blocked a leap to the floor by holding up a steel chair, however Kurt Angle came out and declared Haas the winner on points and a nominee for the 'Great American' Award
Booker T pinned Hardcore Holly at 14:56 with a roll up and holding the tights for leverage
The Dudley Boyz defeated Akio & Sakoda at 4:05 when D-Von pinned Akio following the 3D
WWE US Champion John Cena defated Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli in a non-title handicap match at 2:13 by pinning Stamboli with the FU; Rene Dupree did guest commentary for the bout and sat ringside with his poodle Fifi

Taped 4/6/04; San Antonio, TX; SBC Center
4/8/04 - included an opening segment in which John Bradshaw Layfield offered to pay a fan $1,000 to clean his car in a minute; after the fan came very close, Bradshaw accidentally spilled a bottle of polish on the hood, costing the fan the money; featured a closing segment in which Kurt Angle brought out all the nominees for the 'Great American Award' (Big Show, John Cena, Charlie Haas, Booker T, and John Bradshaw Layfield), with Angle initially picking Cena as the #1 contender, due to fan votes, but choosing Layfield instead after watching a video of Layfield catching illegal immigrants on the Texas / Mexico border; after breaking off part of the trophy, Eddie Guerrero cleared the ring of both Angle and Bradshaw:
The Dudley Boyz defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty in a non-title match when Bubba Ray pinned Scotty following the 3D at 4:27
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) pinned Jamie Noble at 3:50 by blocking a victory roll and holding onto the ropes for leverage
WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Danny Basham (w/ Doug Basham) in a non-title match at 2:57 with the FU, despite interference from Doug Basham
The Big Show & Charlie Haas defeated Booker T & Rob Van Dam at 6:41 when Haas pinned RVD after Show, the illegal man, hit the chokeslam after RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash on Haas; RVD wrestled the entire match himself after Booker T refused to tag in and walked out of the match mid-way through the contest
Rene Dupree (w/ Fifi the poodle) pinned Orlando Jordan at 1:12 with a version of the Snow Plow
Spike Dudley pinned Johnny Stamboli at 2:04 with the Dudley Dogg after Stamboli hit the corner; Spike's original opponent was to have been Teddy Long but Long brought out Stamboli as a 'warm-up' opponent for Spike; after the match, Spike was attacked by Mark Jindrak as he prepared to fight Long

Taped 4/13/04; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse
4/15/04 - included Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle announcing that Eddie Guerrero would defend the world title at Judgment Day against John Bradshaw Layfield; featured a vignette from Mordecai; included the Big Show stalking Torrie Wilson around the arena after being forced to quit, which eventually led to Show throwing Kurt Angle off a ledge onto the cement floor 20 feet below:
WWE US Champion John Cena pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) in a non-title match with the FU after 6 minutes
Rico (w/ Miss Jackie) defeated Charlie Haas via count-out when Haas left through the crowd after being kissed on the lips by his opponent
WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned the Big Show in a non-title match with a low blow and the frog splash; due to prematch stipulations in which Show said he would quit if he lost the bout, Show was gone from the company (WWE's Top 50 Superstars of All Time)
Mark Jindrak (w/ Teddy Long) pinned Spike Dudley in less than 2 minutes
Rob Van Dam defeated Booker T via disqualification when Booker refused to stop using the ropes to choke RVD

Taped 4/20/04; Kelowna, British Columbia; Prospera Place
4/22/04 - included the debut of Cafe de Rene with guest Torrie Wilson in which John Cena made the save for Torrie after Dupree accused her of being responsible for Kurt Angle's injury the week prior; included the debut vignette of Mordecai; featured an in-ring promo from Booker T in which he was scared into the crowd after the Undertaker's gong was heard:
Booker T pinned Rob Van Dam with a roll up at 4:40 after RVD was distracted by the stage pyro going off as Van Dam attempted the Five Star Frog Splash; after the bout, Paul Heyman made his return as a one-night replacement for Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle; moments later, after verbally berating both RVD and the Dudley Boyz in the ring, claiming they had become soft since joining the WWE, the Dudleyz attacked RVD to prove Heyman otherwise
Charile Haas & Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda) (mystery partner) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty to win the titles at 7:14 when Haas pinned Scotty with a roll over after Rico kissed Scotty on the lips
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned El Gran Luchadore (Paul London under a mask) with the Clothesline from Hell at 4:30; Luchadore was billed as the champion of Mexico
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Chavo Guerrero Sr. defeated WWE US Champion John Cena in a handicap match at 5:41 when Chavo Jr. scored the pin with the brainbuster after Rene Dupree interfered and rammed Cena into the steel ring post
D-Von Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray Dudley) pinned WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero in a non-title match at 17:14 with an inside cradle and Bubba Ray adding extra leverage from the outside; the bout originally ended at 4:38 with a double count-out but Heyman had the bout continue until there was a winner; after the match, Bradshaw attacked the champion from behind, eventually hitting a powerbomb and the Clothesline from Hell

Taped 4/27/04; Oklahoma City, OK; Ford Center
4/29/04 - included the return of Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle, alongside his bodyguard Luther Reigns, with Angle making the Torrie Wilson / Rene Dupree match No DQ since he blamed her for his injury sustained at the hands of the Big Show two weeks prior:
Torrie Wilson fought Rene Dupree to a no contest in a No DQ match when John Cena interfered and attacked Dupree
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) pinned Nunzio with the Gory Bomb after Chavo Sr. interfered at 2:56; after the bout, the champion made an open challenge to face a cruiserweight he had never fought before for the following week
Booker T pinned Billy Gunn with the scissors kick; after the contest, the Undertaker and Paul Bearer came ringside, with Booker hitting Taker with the urn before leaving through the crowd
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda) defeated Doug & Danny Basham when Haas pinned Danny with a German suplex into a bridge at 5:35 after Rico kissed Danny
WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley & Paul Heyman) with a roll up after avoiding the 3D by Bubba and an interfering D-Von; after the match, Rob Van Dam made the save with both he and Eddie hitting simultaneous frog splashes on the Dudleyz; Kurt Angle sat ringside for the bout with Luther Reigns and afterwards made a tag team match to take place the following week

Taped 5/4/04; Tucson, AZ; Convention Center
5/6/04 - included footage from the 5/2/04 El Paso, TX house show in which Eddie Guerrero's mother sustained a heart attack in the ring and was taken backstage on a stretcher after John Bradshaw Layfield hit the Clothesline from Hell on Eddie following their title match:
WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Doug Basham (w/ Danny Basham) with the FU
Jackie pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) to win the title with a low blow and inside cradle at 2:18; prior to the bout, Jackie accepted the champion's open challenge to wrestle a cruiserweight he had never faced before
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli in a handicap match when Stamboli submitted to a dragon sleeper at 2:11; after the bout, Taker hit the Last Ride on Nunzio and a tombstone on Stamboli
Torrie Wilson fought Dawn Marie to a no contest when John Cena attacked Rene Dupree, who had been sat at ringside and was about to attack Torrie, but Dupree got the advantage on Cena and ended up powerbombing him through the announce table
Rey Mysterio Jr. (sub. for WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero) & Rob Van Dam defeated the Dudley Boyz when RVD pinned D-Von after a simultaneous Rolling Thunder / legdrop off the top; after the match, the Dudleyz attacked both men until Guerrero came out and knocked out both Dudleyz with a chair before doing the same to referee Nick Patrick and RVD

Taped 5/11/04; Reno, NV; Lawlor Convention Center
5/13/04:
D-Von Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray Dudley) pinned Rob Van Dam with a hanging DDT from the top after Bubba pushed RVD off the top at 7:26; after the match, Rey Mysterio Jr. made the save
Chavo Guerrero Sr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Jackie in a non-title match after Chavo Jr. interfered and pulled Jackie off the ring apron; after the bout, Jackie stripped Chavo Sr. down to his underwear before leaving the ring
Booker T defeated Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli in a handicap match by pinning Stamboli with the scissors kick at 2:35
Hardcore Holly (w/ Billy Gunn) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas) when the momentum of a crossbody by Rico put Holly on top for the pin
WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Sakoda (w/ Akio) with the FU; after the bout, Cena hit the move on Akio
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with the Clothesline from Hell at 8:41

Taped 5/18/04; Las Vegas, NV; Thomas & Mack Center
5/20/04:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda) defeated Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli when Haas pinned Nunzio with a German suplex into a bridge at 4:31 after Rico kissed Nunzio
Akio fought Billy Kidman to a no contest when Mordecai came out and attacked both men
Rene Dupree defeated WWE US Champion John Cena via count-out after a low blow on the outside of the ring; after the match, Dupree continued to attack Cena in the ring
Chavo Guerrero Sr. defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Spike Dudley to win the title by falling on top of Chavo Jr. for the pin after running into Spike at 4:22
Booker T pinned Sho Funaki with the scissors kick at 4:42
John Bradshaw Layfield & the Dudley Boyz defeated WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero, Rob Van Dam, & Rey Mysterio Jr. when Bradshaw pinned Eddie after the champion collapsed in the ring; Guerrero joined the match in progress as he was attacked backstage earlier in the show

Taped 5/25/04; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center
5/27/04 - included the Dudley Boyz kidnapping Paul Bearer with Paul Heyman taking possesion of the urn:
The Dudley Boyz defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Rob Van Dam when D-Von pinned Mysterio after Paul Heyman interfered, leaving his seat in the front row, and Bubba dropping Rey face first on the announce table
Booker T pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with the scissors kick
WWE Smackdown! World Champion Eddie Guerrero fought Danny Basham (w/ Doug Basham) to a no contest when, before the match, Eddie cleared the EMTs away from the ring, who Kurt Angle had told Eddie would be there incase he collapsed again, and attacked both Bashams; Kurt Angle then appeared and cancelled the match because he thought that Eddie would fake an injury just so that he could sue Angle and Angle told Eddie he would have to sign an agreement if he wished to wrestle again so that if the champion is injured again it wouldn't be Angle's responsibility
Torrie Wilson & Spike Dudley defeated Dawn Marie & Jamie Noble when Spike pinned Noble with the Dudley Dogg onto Dawn at 5:16
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Sr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned Akio after Chavo Jr. gave Akio a spinning DDT on the floor at 2:12
WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Rene Dupree with the FU in a lumberjack match; lumberjacks included: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Rico, Spike Dudley, Rob Van Dam, Rey Mysterio Jr., Akio, Sakoda, Nunzio, Johnny Stamboli, Jamie Noble, Paul London, Billy Kidman, Booker T, Chavo Guerrero Jr., WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Sr., Shannon Moore, Sho Funaki, Orlando Jordan, Billy Gunn, Hardcore Holly, Doug & Danny Basham, Mark Jindrak, & Theodore Long; Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns were also at ringside for the bout

Taped 6/1/04; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre
6/3/04 - included a tribute to WWE Hall of Famer James Dudley who passed away two days prior; featured Mordecai damning the audience to hell during an in-ring promo; included John Bradshaw Layfield announcing that his title shot against Eddie Guerrero at the Great American Bash would be a bullrope match:
WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Danny Basham with the frog splash after using the title belt, brought in the ring by Danny, as a weapon; mid-way through the bout, Doug Basham was sent backstage after Eddie had the referee believe Doug had interfered in the match
Billy Gunn & Hardcore Holly defeated Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli after a double team move
Jackie Gayda defeated Sable, Torrie Wilson, and Dawn Marie in a bikini contest; Jamie Noble was the MC for the contest
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Sr. pinned Sho Funaki after the referee was distracted by Chavo Guerrero Jr., who did guest commentary for the bout; after the match, a number of female groupies came in the ring to celebrate with Chavo Sr.; it was later revealed that he paid them off in order to make him look good
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Rene Dupree with a roll up after avoiding a powerbomb
The Undertaker fought Booker T to a no contest when Paul Heyman came out, after Booker had sustained the chokeslam, and gave Taker an ultimatum to either join him and the Dudley Boyz or have the kidnapped Paul Bearer be further injured

Taped 6/8/04; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum
6/10/04 - featured Eddie Guerrero hijacking John Bradshaw Layfield's limosine, with JBL inside, eventually returning it to the arena heavily damaged; included the Undertaker 'joining' Paul Heyman in order to protect Paul Bearer, who had been kidnapped weeks earlier:
Kenzo Suzuki pinned Scotty 2 Hotty at 2:16 with a claw hold / outer leg sweep combo (Suzuki's TV debut)
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 11:10 with a standing West Coast Pop after Chavo collided with Chavo Guerrero Sr., who did guest commentary for the bout, on the ring apron
WWE US Champion John Cena fought Booker T to a 5-minute time-limit draw; had Booker pinned Cena, he would have earned a US title match at the Great American Bash
WWE US Champion John Cena fought Rob Van Dam to a 5-minute time-limit draw seconds after RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash but was unable to make the cover in time; had RVD pinned Cena, he would have earned a US title shot for the Great American Bash
WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Rene Dupree at 5:44 with the FU; the bout originally ran to the 5-minute limit but Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle gave in to Dupree's request to grant him an additional 5 minutes; had Dupree pinned Cena, he would have earned a US title shot for the Great American Bash; after the contest, Booker T attacked Cena which later brought out RVD to make the save; moments thereafter, Kurt Angle scheduled a 4-way match for the Great American Bash involving all the participants; after clearing the ring, RVD and Cena had a confrontation with RVD dropping the champion to the mat

Taped 6/15/04; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena
6/17/04:
The Dudley Boyz defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda) to win the titles at 5:01 when Bubba pinned Rico with his feet on the ropes, with D-Von holding Rico's leg down at the same time, after Haas collided with Jackie on the ring apron; after the bout, Paul Heyman came out on the stage to celebrate with the new champions
WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Doug Basham in a non-title match with the frog splash at 2:58
Kenzo Suzuki pinned Spike Dudley at 2:22 with the claw / outer legsweep combo
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Sr. at 1:49 to win the title with the 619 and springboard legdrop (Chavo Sr.'s last match in the WWE)
Luther Reigns pinned Sho Funaki with a powerslam at 1:28
WWE US Champion John Cena & Rob Van Dam fought Booker T & Rene Dupree to a no contest at around the 10-minute mark when the Undertaker interfered

Taped 6/22/04; Orlando, FL; TD Waterhouse Centre
6/24/04
Chavo Guerrero Jr. won a 10-man cruiserweight battle royal at 9:38 by last eliminating Billy Kidman with a Gory Bomb to the floor; due to pre-match stipulations, Chavo earned a Cruiserweight Title match at the Great American Bash; order of elimination: Nunzio eliminated Spike Dudley at 1:16 with a backdrop after Spike sustained Paul London's dropsault; London eliminated Nunzio at 2:20 by hitting a springboard kick as Nunzio sat on the top rope (London originally eliminated Nunzio at 1:26 but the referee didn't see it); Nunzio eliminated London at 2:57 as London attempted to skin-the-cat back into the ring; Akio and Shannon Moore eliminated each other at 4:01; Chavo eliminated Sho Funaki at 5:15 after colliding with Funaki on the ring apron; Chavo eliminated Jamie Noble at 9:09 after pushing him off the middle rope
Billy Gunn defeated Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroko) via disqualification at 3:01 when Hiroko threw salt into Gunn's eyes after Gunn hit the Fameasser
WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Luther Reigns via disqualification in a non-title match at 7:20 when John Bradshaw Layfield interfered and attacked the champion
Rene Dupree pinned Rob Van Dam at 4:48 after dropping him face-first onto an exposed turnbuckle
The Undertaker pinned WWE US Champion John Cena in a non-title match at 22:14 after using the chokeslam, hitting Cena with his own chain, and dropping the tombstone

Taped 6/29/04; Fayetteville, NC; Crown Coliseum
7/1/04 - included John Cena interrupting an in-ring promo by Kenzo Suzuki:
Booker T defeated Rob Van Dam and Rene Dupree at 13:07 by pinning Dupree after RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash but was pulled out of the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, Booker earned a US title shot for the following week
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Mordecai at 4:19 by reversing the crucifix powerbomb into a hurricanrana (Mordecai's last match before going back to OVW)
Torrie Wilson pinned Sable with a DDT at 3:14
WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Spike Dudley at 7:28 with a powerbomb after hitting two short-arm clotheslines; after the bout, Eddie Guerrero
came out to make the save and announced that a steel cage rematch between he and Bradshaw would take place in two weeks' time

Taped 7/6/04; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Arena
7/8/04 - featured an in-ring promo from John Cena which was interrupted by Kenzo Suzuki, with Cena eventually sending Suzuki to the floor before he was attacked by Luther Reigns; included Paul Heyman cutting an in-ring promo, asking forgiveness from the Undertaker:
Rob Van Dam pinned Mark Jindrak at 5:03 with a split-legged moonsault after knocking Jindrak off the top; Rene Dupree did guest commentary for the bout
Billy Kidman & Paul London defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz to win the titles at 8:07 when Kidman pinned Bubba Ray with the Shooting Star Press after London hit Bubba Ray with a superkick
Charlie Haas (w/ Jackie Gayda) fought unknown to a no contest when Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle came out before Haas' opponent and announced that Haas was suspended for one week without pay and would face Luther Reigns the following week (this segment did not air)
WWE Smackdown! World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield fought El Gran Luchador to a no contest at around 7:30 after El Gran slid underneath the ring, a second Luchador came out, obviously a masked Eddie Guerrero, and Bradshaw was knocked out of the ring; after the match, El Gran (Eddie) cut a promo on Bradhsaw defending the title against Eddie the following week in a steel cage match
Chavo Guerrero Jr., Jamie Noble, & Akio defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr., Spike Dudley, & Scotty 2 Hotty at 5:13 when Noble pinned Spike with a Tiger Driver
WWE US Champion John Cena defeated Booker T via disqualification at 15:17 when Luther Reigns attacked Cena from behind, breaking Cena's cover after the champion hit the FU, after knocking Kurt Angle and Reigns down on the floor; after the bout, Angle stripped Cena of the title in response to Cena putting his hands on the GM

Taped 7/13/04; Providence, RI; Dunkin Donuts Center
7/15/04 - included Booker T, Kenzo Suzuki, and Rene Dupree arguing in the ring over who should be the next US Champion, with John Cena coming out to cut a promo on all three men before going backstage to find Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle; moments later, Cena was jumped by Luther Reigns in Angle's office before throwing Reigns through the wall; Cena was eventually held back by officials; included a vignette on John Heidenreich in which Paul Heyman was shown to be his new manager; included a Summer Slam 'Olympics' ad featuring Chavo Guerrero Sr.:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Spike Dudley defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jamie Noble at 5:48 when Spike pinned Noble after Bubba Ray Dudley kicked Noble in the groin from behind as D-Von Dudley distracted the referee; after the bout, Spike yelled at his brothers from the ring after realizing what had taken place
Booker T, Rene Dupree, & Kenzo Suzuki defeated John Cena in a handicap elimination match at 13:04; Suzuki was disqualified at 6:58 after choking Cena as Cena was tied upside down in the corner; Cena pinned Dupree with a roll up at 7:54 after Dupree hit the post head-first following a slingshot; Booker pinned Cena with the scissors kick after Luther Reigns came ringside and sent Cena head-first into the ring post
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Billy Kidman) pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray Dudley) with a roll up and bridge at 3:04 after Kidman pulled Bubba Ray off the apron, dropping his jaw against the apron, as Bubba tried to hold onto D-Von to prevent the roll up
WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Eddie Guerrero in a steel cage match at 28:48 by escaping over the top after a man dressed as El Gran Luchador climbed into the ring and prevented Eddie from leaving over the top; after the bout, El Gran was able to climb out of the ring but Eddie pulled the mask off to reveal him as Kurt Angle; late in the contest, Eddie hit a frog splash off the top of the cage onto the champion (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

Taped 7/20/04; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center
7/22/04 - included an opening segment in which Smackdown! GM Kurt Angle fired ring announcer Tony Chimel, replacing him with Josh Matthews for the rest of the show; featured Angle firing Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie, Sable, and Jackie Gayda as all four prepared to battle in a lingerie match; included Kurt Angle awarding the vacant US title to Booker T; featured a closing segment in which Vince McMahon made a susprise appearance, firing Angle from his GM role, reinstating him to the wrestling roster, and ordering that he face Eddie Guerrero at Summer Slam:
Spike Dudley defeated Jamie Noble and Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 5:39 by pinning Chavo with the Dudley Dog; due to pre-match stipulations, Spike earned a Cruiserweight Title shot for the following week
Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Billy Kidman (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London) at 3:47 with the Bubba Bomb after D-Von pushed Kidman off the top
WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Mike Kruel at 1:42 in a 'Rocky Challenge' non-title match with a powerbomb and the Clothesline from Hell; had Kruel won the match, he would have earned a title shot at Summer Slam; after the bout, Bradshaw laid out an open challenge for anyone to take the title shot at the pay-per-view, with the Undertaker then coming to the ring; several moments thereafter, Bradshaw attempted to attack the Undertaker before Taker hit a chokeslam on the champion and accepted the challenge for Summer Slam
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Bubba Ray Dudley) at 4:28 with the 619 and a springboard splash after Billy Kidman & Paul London came ringside, with Kidman pushing Bubba off the top
John Cena pinned Luther Reigns at 4:49 after Booker T came ringside and accidentally hit Reigns with the US championship belt

Taped 7/27/04; Cincinnati, OH; US Bank Arena
7/29/04 - included an opening segment in which Teddy Long was introduced as the new Smackdown! General Manager and ordered that an 8-man elimination match take place later in the evening to determine the new United States Champion; featured Eddie Guerrero driving to the ring with his low rider full of items stolen from Kurt Angle's office, with Angle eventually coming out to confront him:
Spike Dudley pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the title at 6:25 with the Dudley Dog after Bubba Ray Dudley tripped the champion as Rey prepared to hit the 619, while D-Von Dudley distracted the referee; after the bout, Spike apologized to Rey after realizing that the Dudley Boyz had interfered in the bout
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Billy Kidman defeated the Dudley Boyz at 11:37 when London pinned D-Von after Rey Mysterio Jr. came out of the crowd and dropkicked a steel chair into Bubba Ray's face as he prepared to hit Kidman with the chair
Booker T won an 8-man elimination match to win the vacant WWE US Championship; order of elimination: Billy Gunn pinned Charlie Haas at 3:05 with the Fameasser; Luther Reigns pinned Rene Dupree with a neckbreaker at 8:22; Kenzo Suzuki was disqualified at 11:00 after hitting John Cena with the title belt; Cena pinned Gunn at 19:12 with the FU; Cena pinned Reigns at 20:58 with the FU; Booker T pinned Cena at 23:11 after Cena sustained the Five Star Frog Splash from Rob Van Dam; Booker pinned RVD at 23:21 with the scissors kick

Taped 8/3/04; Houston, TX
8/5/04:
John Cena pinned Rob Van Dam at 14:31 with a cradle after RVD hit a superplex; due to pre-match stipulations, Cena became the #1 contender to the US title
Orlando Jordan pinned Rene Dupree at 1:20 with a crossbody off the top
Kurt Angle defeated Charlie Haas (w/ Jackie Gayda) via submission with a modified ankle lock at 13:29 (Angle's first TV match since WrestleMania)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Billy Kidman & Paul London defeated Doug & Danny Basham at 4:32 when London pinned Doug with a 450 splash
The Dudley Boyz defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley at 5:31 when Bubba Ray pinned Mysterio following the 3D; after the bout, Spike turned on his partner and helped in triple teaming him

Taped 8/10/04; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena
8/12/04:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London at 3:48 with a roll up after Bubba Ray Dudley interfered and pulled Spike out of the way of London's 450 splash
Nunzio pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 2:17 after Johnny Stamboli prevented Chavo from using the ropes for leverage
The Undertaker defeated Orlando Jordan (w/ WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield) via disqualification after Bradshaw interfered and hit the Clothesline from Hell on Taker
John Cena, Rob Van Dam, & Charlie Haas (w/ Jackie Gayda) defeated WWE US Champion Booker T, Luther Reigns, & Rene Dupree in a Summer Games Relay match at 27:33 when Cena pinned Booker with a roll up

Taped 8/17/04; Hamilton, Ontario
8/19/04
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley pinned Scotty 2 Hotty at 3:07 with the Dudley Dog
Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jamie Noble defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Billy Kidman at 5:02 when Chavo pinned Kidman by using the ropes for leverage
John Cena pinned D-Von Dudley at 3:00 by using the ropes for leverage
Rob Van Dam pinned Rene Dupree at 5:36 with the Five Star Frog Splash
Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns at 15:58 when Eddie pinned Reigns with the Frog Splash after Mysterio hit the 619

Taped 8/24/04; Fresno, CA
8/26/04:
Rob Van Dam pinned Kenzo Suzuki with an inside cradle at 3:25
Billy Kidman pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 4:22 with the Shooting Star Press
WWE US Championship Best of 5 Series, Match 2: WWE US Champion Booker T pinned John Cena at 9:40 with a backslide and putting a foot on the middle rope for leverage; Cena - 1, Booker - 1
Kurt Angle pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 13:38 by countering a victory roll
The Undertaker defeated Orlando Jordan via disqualification at 6:23 when John Bradshaw Layfield pulled the referee out of the ring after Taker hit the tombstone on his opponent

Taped 8/31/04; Sacramento, CA; Arco Arena
9/2/04:
John Cena, Rob Van Dam, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE US Champion Booker T, Kenzo Suzuki, & Rene Dupree at around the 7-minute mark when Mysterio pinned Dupree with the springboard legdrop (the bout began during the commercial break)
Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Billy Kidman & Paul London in a non-title match when Nunzio pinned London with a backslide at 4:03
Orlando Jordan pinned Charlie Haas at 3:44 with a neckbreaker after Haas hit an exposed turnbuckle
The Dudley Boyz defeated Billy Gunn & Hardcore Holly at 3:04 when Bubba Ray pinned Holly after Spike Dudley interfered and hit Holly with the Cruiserweight title belt
Kurt Angle defeated Eddie Guerrero in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-1; fall #1: Angle won via disqualification after Guerrero hit a low blow at 8:28; fall #2: Guerrero pinned Angle at 16:10 by reversing an attempt at the Olympic Slam into a modified victory roll; fall #3: Guerrero submitted to Angle's ankle lock at 29:01 after Luther Reigns interfered and hit Guerrero with a steel chair

Taped 9/7/04; Tulsa, OK
9/9/04:
WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Charlie Haas at 4:51 with the Clothesline from Hell
Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Billy Kidman at 10:05 to win the titles when Suzuki pinned London with the claw / legsweep combo
Rey Mysterio Jr., Rob Van Dam, & Hardcore Holly defeated Bubba Ray, D-Von, & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley at 5:43 when Mysterio pinned Spike with the springboard legdrop after Spike sustained Holly's Alabama Slam; the bout was originally Mysterio vs. Spike but turned into a 6-man tag after the other wrestlers became involved in the bout at around the 2-minute mark
Eddie Guerrero fought Kurt Angle to a no contest in a lumberjack match at 15:40 when all the lumberjacks interfered in the contest and began brawling in the ring; moments thereafter, the Big Show made a surprise appearance and threw all the lumberjacks out of the ring

Taped 9/14/04; Spokane, WA
9/16/04:
WWE US Championship Best of 5 Series, Match 4: John Cena pinned WWE US Champion Booker T at 12:00 following the FU; Cena - 2, Booker - 2
Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio defeated the Dudley Boyz at 4:29 when RVD pinned D-Von with the Five Star Frog Splash
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki defeated Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli at 3:30 when Dupree pinned Stamboli with a Michinoku Driver
Charlie Haas defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley via disqualification in a non-title match at 3:04 when D-Von Dudley attacked Haas

Taped 9/21/04; Phoenix, AZ; America West Arena
9/23/04 - 5th Anniversary of the show:
Paul London defeated Billy Kidman via count-out at 1:01 when Kidman walked out of the match
WWE US Champion Booker T pinned Paul London at 3:07 with his feet on the ropes after the momentum of a crossbody by London put Booker on top
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 9:22 after Rene Dupree and Kenzo Suzuki interfered
The Undertaker defeated Gangrel & Viscera in a handicap match at 2:51 by pinning Gangrel with the tombstone
The Fabulous Moolah & Mae Young defeated Torrie Wilson & Dawn Marie in a school girl match at 3:23 when Moolah pinned Dawn with a roll up after Mae shoved Dawn; after Torrie and Dawn Marie made their appearance, Teddy Long appeared and said their scheduled one-on-one match would now be a tag team match and introduced the opponents; after the match, Torrie celebrated with the victors (Viva Las Divas)
Eddie Guerrero & the Big Show defeated Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns via disqualification at 15:01 when Mark Jindrak interfered

Taped 9/28/04; Wichita, KS; Kansas Coliseum
9/30/04:
The Dudley Boyz defeated Rico & Charlie Haas (w/ Jackie Gayda) at 5:34 when D-Von pinned Haas following the 3D after Jackie and Dawn Marie, who was doing guest commentary for the match, began fighting on the floor
WWE US Champion Booker T pinned Paul London in a non-title match at 2:12 with the scissors kick after London missed a 450 splash; late in the contest, Billy Kidman came out to watch the match; after the bout, Kidman cleared Booker from the ring with a chair before hitting London in the back with it
Hardcore Holly defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield via disqualification at 10:33 when the champion kicked a bloody Holly
Nunzio (w/ Johnny Stamboli) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley (w/ the Dudley Boyz) in a non-title match at 6:21 with a crucifix after the champion laid backwards across his opponent in a pin attempt
Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak defeated Eddie Guerrero & Rob Van Dam (mystery partner) at 15:24 when Jindrak pinned Guerrero after Reigns hit a reverse neckbreaker

Taped 10/5/04; Boston, MA; FleetCenter
10/7/04:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Kenzo Suzuki with a roll up at 3:18
Hardcore Holly defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield via count-out at 6:07
The Big Show pinned Mark Jindrak at 4:19 with the chokeslam
Billy Kidman fought Charlie Haas to a no contest at around the 3-minute mark
Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned WWE US Champion John Cena to win the title at 16:25 after hitting Cena with his own steel chain when the referee took the title belt from Cena after the challenger brought it in the ring (Carlito's TV debut) (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

Taped 10/12/04; Manchester, England; Evening News Arena
10/14/04:
Rob Van Dam pinned Rene Dupree at 2:50 with the Five Star Frog Splash
Billy Kidman pinned Charlie Haas with the Shooting Star Press at 2:08
Rey Mysterio Jr. won a battle royal at 15:36 by last eliminating Kurt Angle; order of elimination: Orlando Jordan by Eddie Guerrero at 1:08; Sho Funaki by Kurt Angle at 1:27; Nunzio by Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree at 1:47; Suzuki by Dupree at 1:55; Johnny Stamboli by Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns at 2:15; Spike Dudley by Rob Van Dam at 2:22; RVD by the Dudley Boyz at 2:34; Bubba Ray by Rey Mysterio & Guerrero at 3:40; D-Von Dudley by Mysterio & Guerrero at 3:42; Scotty 2 Hotty by Angle at 8:14; Dupree by Rico at 8:59; Billy Kidman by Mysterio at 9:19; Rico by Jindrak & Reigns at 9:31; Jindrak by Guerrero at 9:41; Guerrero by Reigns at 9:48; Reigns by Mysterio at 10:09
WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Hardcore Holly in a hardcore match at 4:48 after hitting him with a steel chair
WWE US Champion Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 13:51 by using the ropes for leverage
Eddie Guerrero defeated Luther Reigns via disqualification at 3:30 when Mark Jindrak interfered and helped in throwing Guerrero into the steel ring steps

Taped 10/17/04; Rockford, IL; Metro Centre
10/21/04:
WWE US Champion Carlito Carribbean Cool pinned Rico
John Heidenreich (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated Shannon Moore
Mark Jindrak pinned Eddie Guerrero
Booker T, Rob Van Dam, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Orlando Jordan), WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree when Booker pinned Bradshaw with the scissors kick; after the bout, Booker hit the Book End on Jordan

Taped 10/26/04; Omaha, NE; QWest Center
10/28/04 - included a backstage altercation between the Big Show and several participants of Tough Enough which led to the Tough Enough contestants calling Show out inside the ring, with him eventually coming ringside, and slamming each one; featured Teddy Long announcing that Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle would be team captains for a Survivor Series elimination match at the upcoming pay-per-view; featured a Halloween costume contest between Torrie Wilson and Dawn Marie in which Jackie Gayda came out and attacked Dawn Marie after she made several comments about Charlie Haas:
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Nunzio at 5:49 with the Gory Bomb after avoiding the Shooting Star Press
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Kurt Angle at 13:57 after interference from Luther Reigns, Mark Jindrak, Rob Van Dam, and Eddie Guerrero, with Guerrero hitting the Frog Splash on Angle and allowing Mysterio to win (Rey Mysterio: The Life of a Masked Man)
Booker T pinned Orlando Jordan (w/ WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield) at 18:51 with the scissors kick after knocking Bradshaw off the ring apron; due to pre-match stipulations, Booker earned a world title match for Survivor Series

Taped 11/2/04; St. Louis, MO; Savvis Center
11/4/04:
Kurt Angle pinned Chris Nawrocki at the 27-second mark
Kurt Angle pinned Daniel Puder at the 41-second mark
Booker T defeated Orlando Jordan via disqualification at 2:27 when John Bradshaw Layfield interfered
Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns at 15:44 when RVD pinned Jindrak with the Five Star Frog Splash
Booker T & Josh Matthews defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan at 7:04 when Booker pinned Jordan with the scissors kick

Taped 11/9/04; Corpus Christi, TX; American Bank Center
11/11/04:
Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley & Billy Kidman when Mysterio pinned Kidman with the springboard legdrop at 4:42
Josh Matthews (w/ Booker T) pinned Orlando Jordan (w/ WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield) at 3:46 after Booker interfered and hit the scissors kick on Jordan
Eddie Guerrero & Rob Van Dam defeated Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns at 13:56 after both men hit their Frog Splash finisher; after the bout, Guerrero announced to Kurt Angle's team that John Cena would be his fourth team member for the Survivor Series
The Big Show defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification at 5:30 when Mark Jindrak and Luther Reigns interfered

Taped 11/16/04; Dayton, OH
11/18/04 - featured an in-ring rap by John Cena regarding his US title shot later in the night against Carlito Caribbean Cool; included a backstage segment in which Joy (Giovanni), a massage therapist, attempted to work on Carlito's injured shoulder but he sent her away:
Charlie Haas defeated John Heidenreich via count-out at 1:19
Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki in a non-title match at 11:41 when RVD pinned Suzuki with the Five Star Frog Splash
Kurt Angle defeated Dean Visk via submission with the ankle lock at 2:15
John Cena pinned WWE US Champion Carlito Caribbean Cool (w/ Jesus) to win the title with the FU at the 24-second mark after spitting apple in Carlito's face; prior to the bout, Cena laid out Jesus before assaulting Carlito around ringside and smashing the champion's heavily-taped shoulder with a steel chair; after the bout, Jesus attacked Cena from behind and punched him in the kidneys with his own steel chain; moments later, Tazz, referees, and medics attended to Cena in the ring and he was later taken backstage on a stretcher (Survivor Series 04)

Taped 11/23/04; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena
11/25/04:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rene Dupree with the springboard legdrop
Rob Van Dam defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Kenzo Suzuki via disqualification when Suzuki began choking Van Dam with his scarf
Kurt Angle defeated cody Steele
Dawn Marie (dressed as an Indian) fought Jackie Gayda (dressed as a pilgrim) to a no contest at the 34-second mark when both shoved referee Charles Robinson and were broken apart by Charlie Haas moments later (Viva Las Divas)
WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T after the Bashams interfered

Taped 11/30/04; Richmond, VA; Coliseum
12/2/04:
Rey Mysterio Jr., Rob Van Dam, & Torrie Wilson defeated Hiroku, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree at 3:29 when RVD pinned Dupree with the Five Star Frog Splash
Doug & Danny Basham defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T at 9:58 when Danny pinned Guerrero with a roll up and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage
Kurt Angle defeated Sebastien McCauley via submission with the ankle lock at the 29-second mark
The Undertaker defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan in a handicap match via disqualification at 12:48 when Layfield hit a low blow on Taker

Taped 12/7/04; Greenville, SC
12/9/04:
Sho Funaki won a 7-man cruiserweight battle royal at 5:18 by last eliminating Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Billy Kidman; due to pre-match stipulations, Funaki earned a Cruiserweight Title shot at Armageddon
Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroku) to win the titles at 12:00 when Mysterio pinned Suzuki with a roll up and holding onto RVD for leverage
The Big Show defeated Mark Jindrak (w/ Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns) via disqualification at 3:42 when Angle interfered
Eddie Guerrero, Booker T, & the Undertaker defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield, Orlando Jordan, Doug & Danny Basham (w/ Amy Weber) in a handicap match when Taker pinned Jordan with the tombstone

Taped 12/14/04; Nashville, TN
12/16/04 - included the rebroadcast in full of the John Cena / Jesus match from Armageddon; featured the in-ring announcement by Al Snow that Daniel Puder won the Tough Enough III competition over Mike Mizanin; due to stipulations, Puder was awarded the $1,000,000 prize and a WWE contract, along with being declared the first official entrant into the 2005 Royal Rumble:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Billy Kidman & Akio at 4:16
Eddie Guerrero & Booker T defeated Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroku) at 10:42 when Guerrero pinned Suzuki with the Frog Splash after Booker hit the scissors kick
Kurt Angle defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield via disqualification at 14:17 when Orlando Jordan interfered and attacked Angle as the heel hook was applied on the champion; prior to the bout, Smackdown! GM Teddy Long announced that John Heidenreich would face the Undertaker the following week in the Middle East; after both participants came to the ring, Long ordered all their faction members, Mark Jindrak and Luther Reigns with Angle, Orlando Jordan and the Basham Brothers with the champion, to return backstage, where they remained until late in the contest; after the match, the Big Show came to the ring and assaulted members of both factions, with the show ending as he motioned to Layfield that he wanted the belt

Taped 12/18/04; Tikrit, Iraq; Camp Speicher
12/23/04 - Christmas in Iraq - 12/23/04: featured Vince McMahon addressing the troops to begin the broadcast, thanking them for their sacrifices, before introducing Lilian Garcia who then performed the National Anthem; included a video montage on the WWE talent flying to Iraq and meeting with the troops, set to Creed's "One"; featured an in-ring segment in which Santa Claus came out, with Torrie Wilson, Dawn Marie, Lilian Garcia, and Jackie Gayda helping distribute gifts to some of those in attendance; after Dawn Marie and Jackie got into a fight and Dawn Marie was sent to the floor, Torrie unmasked Santa as being Mick Foley; included WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield coming to the ring in a Hummer, wearing a biohazard suit, and addressing the troops, saying that the next time they pick a fight somewhere make sure it's a place where alcohol is allowed; moments later, the Big Show came out to confront the champion, called him a deserter, and knocked him out of the ring before putting on the champion's cowboy hat; included a closing video package of the WWE tour set to Creed's "Higher":
Booker T pinned Rene Dupree with the scissors kick at 3:41
The Undertaker defeated John Heidenreich via count-out at 7:34 when Heidenreich tried to leave through the crowd but was blocked by the soldiers in the front row
Hardcore Holly pinned Kenzo Suzuki with the Alabama Slam at 2:38
Eddie Guerrero & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns at 6:01 when Mysterio pinned Reigns with the springboard legdrop after Guerrero threw Angle to the floor

Taped 12/28/04; New Orleans, LA; Lakefront Arena
12/30/04:
WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Rene Dupree with the FU at 3:58
Kurt Angle defeated Matt Stryker via submission at the 55 second mark
WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Shannon Moore at the 19 second mark; after the bout, Smackdown! GM Teddy Long came ringside to make sure all the Smackdown! superstars were included when the champion picked Moore's name at random to be his challenger; Long then discovered that all the pieces of paper had Moore's name on them and that it was a setup; Long then said that while Bradshaw's challenger was his choice on this night, it would be Long's choice at the Royal Rumble; Long then announced Kurt Angle as a challenger for the Rumble, which brought Angle out, and then announced the Big Show as the second challenger, with Show then coming ringside and clearing the ring of the other wrestlers
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki pinned Spike Dudley at 3:05
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T at 21:30 when Mysterio pinned Guerrero with a roll up out of the corner moments after Guerrero tried to convince the referee that Mysterio hit him with one of the title belts but was then caught in the lie when the referee saw him conscious as Eddie pretended to be knocked out (Rey Mysterio: The Life of a Masked Man)

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