WWE SMACKDOWN!

2005

1/4/05; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun
1/6/05 - included Amy Weber inviting Kurt Angle to her private dressing room; when he eventually showed up and thought Amy was in the shower, Kurt stripped down to his briefs before realizing it was Joy Giovanni; Kurt chased Joy into the hall in an attempt to apologize, only for himself to be chased into the ring by the Big Show, with Show punching a steel chair into Angle's face; moments later it was revealed the entire scenario was a setup by Amy and JBL, who had put Amy's name on Joy's dressing room door:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Eddie Guerrero at 17:00 by rolling through on an inside cradle attempt moments after Rey convinced the referee that Eddie had hit him with the tag title belt
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki defeated Akio at 3:30
Kurt Angle 3-minute Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Brian Black
Doug Basham (w/ Danny Basham) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rob Van Dam; it is believed that during the bout, RVD sustained a knee injury that would lead him to dropping the belts the next week
The Undertaker defeated John Heidenreich & Paul Heyman in a handicap match by pinning Heyman with the tombstone after Heidenreich tagged out and escaped through the crowd; after the bout, Taker rolled Heyman into a casket located at ringside; had Taker lost the match, Heidenreich would have been able to choose a different stipulation for their casket match at the Royal Rumble

1/11/05; Tampa, Fl; St. Pete Times Forum
1/13/05 - included an opening segment in which Kurt Angle apologized to Joy Giovanni and the Big Show for his actions the previous week; featured a backstage segment in which the Big Show confronted JBL on what took place last week, which eventually led to a catfight between Amy Weber and Joy Giovanni, with Teddy Long then making a match between the two women; included JBL being presented with The Man of the Year award by the Florida Agricultural Group, which was eventually interrupted by Kurt Angle who came out and accused JBL of kidnapping Joy Giovanni, adding fuel to rumors brought up earlier in the broadcast; moments later, Angle opened up the trunk to JBL's limo to find Joy bound and gagged; after Joy was helped backstage, the Big Show came out, laid out JBL's cabinet, finishing by repeatedly hitting Orlando Jordan with a steel chair as JBL and Amy Weber watched on from the crowd; as the show came to a close, it was revealed that Joy's kidnapping was actually all Kurt Angle's doing:
Doug & Danny Basham defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio Jr., Eddie Guerrero & Booker T, and Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns in an elimination match to win the titles at 19:02; Doug Basham pinned Jindrak at 5:19 after Mysterio hit the 619 behind the referee's back and Guerrero dragged Basham on top of Jindrak; Mysterio pinned Guerrero with a springboard West Coast Pop at 13:11; after the elimination, Doug slammed the steel ring steps against RVD's already injured knee, with RVD being taken backstage on a stretcher at the 17-minute mark; Danny pinned Mysterio with a double choke sit-down powerbomb after switching places with Doug; after the bout, John Bradshaw Layfield, Orlando Jordan, and Amy Weber came out to celebrate the victory
Kurt Angle 3-minute Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Roderick Stong at 1:50 via submission with the ankle lock
WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroku) with the FU at 1:39
Amy Weber defeated Joy Giovanni via forfeit when Joy failed to appear during her ring introduction; moments later it was refealed that she had gone missing
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki pinned Nunzio at 3:16 with a jumping DDT off the top

1/18/05; Montreal, Quebec; Bell Centre
1/20/05
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham defeated Eddie Guerrero & Booker T via disqualification
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Scotty 2 Hotty pinned Akio with the Worm
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Rene Dupree with the FU in a non-title match; after the bout, Kenzo Suzuki attacked Cena
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr.

1/25/05; Little Rock, AR; Alltel Arena
1/27/05:
Eddie Guerrero, Booker T, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mark Jindrak, Luther Reigns, & Orlando Jordan at 14:33 when Guerrero pinned Jindrak with the Frog Splash
WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroku) with the FU at 5:09
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Paul London defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki, Shannon Moore, and Spike Dudley in a non-title match at 4:37 by pinning Spike with a 450 splash
WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield fought Kurt Angle to a draw in a non-title last man standing match at 19:25 when neither man could answer the referee's 10 count

1/31/05; San Jose, CA; HP Pavilion
2/3/05 - featured WWE US Champion John Cena opening the show by cutting a performance on his being controversial as well as his performance in the Royal Rumble; moments later, Smackdown! GM Teddy Long came out and announced that an 8-man tournament would be held to determine the #1 contender to the Smackdown! World Title at WrestleMania, and if Batista decided to jump to Smackdown!, the match at WrestleMania would be a triple threat bout; upon the announcement, JBL came to the ring with Orlando Jordan and Amy Weber to complain about his upcoming match with the Big Show as well as his WrestleMania opponent, demanding that Long call off the tournament; after Long mentioned that Orlando would meet Cena in the opening round the following week, Cena fought off Orlando, threw him out of the ring, and hit the FU on JBL; included the announcement of the first batch of WWE Hall of Fame 2005 inductees - Paul Orndorff, the Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, Bob Orton Jr., and Jimmy Hart; featured a Triple H & Ric Flair / Braveheart ad promoting WrestleMania XXI in Hollywood; included Carlito Caribbean Cool telling GM Teddy Long that he had to be in Stamford, CT the following week to defend his job and his decisions against the WWE Board of Directors:
Kurt Angle Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Nunzio (sub. for the local wrestler) at 2:29 via submission with the ankle lock, pulling Nunzio off the ropes, after hitting the Olympic Slam; prior to the bout, Angle cut a promo on attacking Shawn Michaels at the Royal Rumble, making him bleed, and making him tap; moments later, Nunzio came out and demanded a match to redeem himself for letting Angle steal his number in the Royal Rumble match
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Mark Jindrak at 5:06 with a roll up after a head scissors sent Jindrak head-first into the top turnbuckle
The Big Show defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham in a non-title handicap match at 3:59 by pinning Doug with the chokeslam
#1 Contender Tournament Quarter Finals: The Undertaker fought Rene Dupree to a double count-out at 12:37 when Luther Reigns grabbed Taker's leg, preventing him from getting back in the ring after Taker threw Dupree into the steel ring steps; early in the bout, Mark Jindrak and Luther Reigns came ringside to watch the match; after the match, Taker hit the tombstone on Dupree
#1 Contender Tournament Quarter Finals: Booker T pinned Eddie Guerrero at 19:55 by reversing a suplex attempt into a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage

2/5/05; Saitama, Japan; Super Arena
2/10/05 - Akebono, former sumo champion, was in attendance for the event; featured a 'Basic Instinct'-themed WrestleMania XXI commercial featuring Stacy Keibler, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, Christian, the Fabulous Moolah, and Mae Young; included a seemingly-tranquilized JBL cutting a promo on an inflatable dinasaur that he brought ringside; after taking off his belt and his pants, revealing pink boxers underneath, the Big Show came to the ring; moments later, JBL attacked Show and hit the Clothesline from Hell, showing that he was not tranquilized as thought; the Bashams and Orlando Jordon soon came to the ring but all three received chokeslams from Show after JBL was knocked to the floor; during the commercial break, Show invited Akebono into the ring where the two men shook hands:
Eddie Guerrero pinned Kenzo Suzuki with the Frog Splash at 3:58 after knocking Kenzo off the top
Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak fought WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham to a no contest at around the 2:40 mark when the Undertaker's gong sounded, the lights went out, and when they came back on the Bashams were no longer in the ring but the Undertaker was; moments later, Taker assaulted Jindrak in the ring while Reigns watched on from the floor; while assaulting Jindrak, Taker kept his eyes on Reigns, implying that they had unfinished business stemming from the previous week's show
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 7:52 with the tornado DDT
#1 Contender Tournament Quarter Finals: WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Orlando Jordan in a non-title match with the FU at 4:51
Torrie Wilson defeated Hiroku in a kimono match at 1:40 after a fireman's carry; after the bout, Hiroku ran backstage out of embarrasment; moments later, Torrie took off her own kimono for the fans prior to leaving the ring; as she made her way backstage, a seemingly-tranquilized JBL came out with an inflatable dinasaur
#1 Contender Tournament Quarter Finals: Kurt Angle defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. via submission with the ankle lock at 20:00 after hitting the Olympic Slam

2/15/05; Cleveland, OH; Gund Arena
2/17/05:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Danny Basham
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Sho Funaki, Shannon Moore, & Paul London defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr., Spike Dudley, & Akio
Kurt Angle Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Danny Jamondo
#1 Contender Tournament Semi Finals: WWE US Champion John Cena pinned Booker T with the FU in a non-title match at 16:46
Luther Reigns pinned Nunzio
The Undertaker pinned Mark Jindrak with the tombstone; after the bout, Luther Reigns assaulted Taker with a video camera

2/22/05; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center
2/24/05 - included exclusive footage from No Way Out explaining how JBL escaped the cage to defeat the Big Show; featured JBL's Celebration of Excellence in which he was recognized for being the longest reigning WWE World Champion in 10 years; eventually, the Big Show came out and wrecked the party until he was beaten down by JBL, Orlando Jordan, and the Bashams; moments later, John Cena made the save, with Teddy Long coming out and ordering a tag team match for the main event pitting Cena & Show vs. JBL & Orlando; included an in-ring segment with Teddy Long and Carlito Caribbean Cool in which Linda McMahon appeared on the big screen and said Long would remain Smackdown! GM by order of the WWE Board of Directors; moments later, Long told Carlito to show up early to work next week:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Doug & Danny Basham when Mysterio pinned Doug following the 619, Frog splash, and springboard legdrop at 12:53
Kurt Angle 3-minute Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Matt Martel via submission with the ankle lock at 2:10; after the bout, Tazz interviewed Angle in the ring regarding Shawn Michaels' challenge for a match at WrestleMania, with footage being shown from Raw where Michaels issued the challenge to Angle; rather than responding, Angle dropped the microphone and left the ring
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Sho Funaki with the Gory Bomb at 3:21; after the bout, Paul London cleared Guerrero from the ring with a dropsault
The Undertaker defeated Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak in a handicap match at 1:21 when Jindrak submitted to a triangle choke as he attempted a cover; Jindrak worked the whole match himself after Reigns first refused to tag in and then was knocked off the apron by Taker; after the bout, Jindrak and Reigns argued until they eventually came to blows, fighting in and around ringside until referees separated the two
WWE US Champion John Cena & the Big Show defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan when Cena pinned Orlando with the FU and Five Knuckle Shuffle at around the 7-minute mark after Show tackled Jordan

3/1/05; Albany, NY; Pepsi Arena
3/3/05:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mark Jindrak & Luther Reigns at 6:28 when Guerrero pinned Reigns
Booker T defeated John Heidenreich via disqualification at 5:27
The Big Show & Michelle McCool defeated Rene Dupree & Dawn Marie when Show pinned Dupree at 2:31
Orlando Jordan pinned WWE US Champion John Cena to win the title at 15:25

3/8/05; Roanoke, VA; Civic Center
3/10/05 – included WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield, WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan, & the Bashams – surrounded by security guards, two of which were Sunjay Dutt & CW Anderson – conducted an in-ring segment in which JBL took John Cena’s spinner US title belt and used explosives to blow it up, then gave the previous version of the belt to Jordan; featured Teddy Long forcing Carlito Caribbean Cool to seek out the Undertaker and get his reaction to Randy Orton’s challenge for a match at WrestleMania; included John Cena coming out with a steel pipe and demanding to face JBL’s entire cabinet; moments later, Teddy Long came out and said that he couldn’t let Cena jeopardize the main event of WrestleMania but could give him a title rematch against Orlando Jordan later in the night; since Long wouldn’t help him, Cena dropped him with the FU; following the commercial break, it was announced Cena had been ejected from the building; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with the Big Show & Joy Giovanni in which Show formally accepted Akebono’s challenge to face him in a sumo match at WrestleMania; included a video recap of Christy Hemme’s Playboy photo shoot; featured an in-ring segment in which Carlito asked the Undertaker to come out and respond to Randy Orton’s challenge, with Taker appearing, accepting the challenge, and hitting the tombstone on Carlito:
Booker T pinned John Heidenreich in a No DQ match at 7:22 with a scissors kick onto a steel chair, a Harlem sidekick, and a chair shot to the head
Mark Jindrak pinned Luther Reigns with a left hand punch at 2:39
Kurt Angle Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Mike Haywood in a ladder match at 2:08 after applying the ankle lock and kicking his opponent out of the ring; prior to Haywood’s introduction, Angle showed a clip of the Shawn Michaels / Razor Ramon ladder match from WrestleMania X; after the contest, Angle, while sitting on the top of the ladder, showed a clip from WrestleMania V, talked about Marty Jannetty being Michaels’ former tag team partner, and stated that he would face Jannetty the following week on Smackdown!
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield & WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan via disqualification at 16:03 when JBL hit Mysterio with a steel chair as Rey attempted the 619 on Jordan; Doug & Danny Basham were in the challengers’ corner until the 6-minute mark when they were ejected for interfering; after the contest, the Bashams returned to the ring and helped JBL & Jordan attack the champions until John Cena came out of the crowd, cleared the ring with his steel pipe, and hit the FU on Jordan

3/15/05; Savannah, GA; Civic Center
3/17/05 - featured the contract signing for Randy Orton vs. the Undertaker at WrestleMania in which Orton eventually slapped Taker in the face, resulting in Taker messing with the lights, big screen, and stage pyro to scare Orton; included Carlito working at one of the concession stands, with him spraying a kid with ketchup when the kid asked for change, then spitting his hot dog at another customer before going back to read his copy of USA Today; featured an in-ring promo by the Big Show regarding facing Akebono at WrestleMania:
Kurt Angle defeated Marty Jannetty at 17:56 via submission with the ankle lock into the heel hook after Jannetty failed an attempt at the Rocker Dropper
Booker T pinned Luther Reigns at 4:02 with the scissors kick; John Heidenreich did guest commentary for the bout but didn't say a word during the match; after the contest, Heidenreich stood on the commentary table and read a poem, thanking Booker for the chair shot that helped him "see the light"; Booker's wife was featured at ringside during the match
Paul London pinned Billy Kidman with the 450 splash at 5:33 after hitting a front suplex off the top
John Cena, & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield, & Doug & Danny Basham

3/22/05; Memphis, TN; FedEx Forum
3/24/05:
WWE World Champion John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Scotty 2 Hotty
Dawn Marie pinned Michelle McCool
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Charlie Haas & Hardcore Holly
Booker T fought Rene Dupree to a no contest

3/29/05; Houston, TX; Reliant Arena
3/31/05 - included Jerry Lawler doing guest commentary for Tazz, whose father had passed away; featured Bob Orton Jr. coming out and asking the Undertaker to have mercy on his son at WrestleMania; after Taker refused, Randy Orton came out from behind as his dad distracted Taker, allowing Randy to drop Taker with the RKO (Bob Orton Jr.'s first appearance back after an absence of nearly 18 years); hip hop artist Baby Bash was in attendance; included Kurt Angle assaulting Josh Matthews backstage during an interview segment in which Matthews asked Angle what his strategy would be against Shawn Michaels, with Angle then dragging him out to the ring, referring to him as Shawn Michaels, dropping him with the Olympic Slam, and applying the ankle lock; moments later, Angle cut a promo on Michaels before a Kurt Angle video package ran on the big screen; featured the official weigh in for the Big Show / Akebono sumo match at WrestleMania, with Show weighing in at 493lbs and Akebono at 504lbs; moments later, Akebono requested to have a WWE wrestling match out of respect to Show:
Danny Basham (w/ Doug Basham) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero with a roll up at 3:54 when Doug backdropped an interfering Rey Mysterio Jr. on the floor, causing Mysterio to accidentally kick Guerrero in the head; after the bout, Guerrero argued with Mysterio over the loss but the two men left ringside together
Paul London defeated Billy Kidman, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., Akio, Spike Dudley, Scotty 2 Hotty, Sho Funaki, and Nunzio in a battle royal to win the title at 6:46; order of elimination: Chavo was eliminated by everyone else at the 9-second mark; Funaki by Nunzio when momentum sent Funaki over the top as he had a waistlock applied at 1:05; Nunzio by Kidman at 1:51; Spike by Scotty via a superkick after the Worm at 3:11; Scotty by Akio via a jumping kick off the middle turnbuckle as Scotty was on the ring apron at 4:09; Akio by Kidman when London sent Kidman into him with a dropkick as Akio was on the ring apron at 6:31; Kidman by London by pulling him out over the top by the head by his boots as London hung outside the ring by the top rope
Booker T pinned Luther Reigns at 4:43 with the scissors kick
Doug Basham (w/ Danny Basham) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero) at 2:35 after Guerrero ran in the ring to knock Danny off the apron and inadvertantly caused Mysterio to crotch himself on the top turnbuckle and fall to the mat; after the bout, Mysterio argued with Eddie over the finish but the two men eventually hugged
Akebono pinned an unknown at the 58-second mark after catching him coming off the top and throwing him into the corner, then covering him in the traditional sumo stance; the Big Show sat at the commentary table for the duration of the match and, afterwards, gave his WrestleMania opponent a standing ovation
John Cena fought Carlito Caribbean Cool to a no contest at around the 3-minute mark when John Bradshaw Layfield came to the ring with a number of police officers, who then arrested Cena for vandalizing JBL's limousine; after Cena was handcuffed, JBL assaulted him before being sent away by the officers (Carlito's return match from injury)

4/5/05; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena
4/7/05 - included an in-ring promo by John Bradshaw Layfield regarding his title loss to John Cena at WrestleMania, with JBL stating he wanted the world title back; moments later, Eddie Guerrero came out, followed soon after by Booker T, the Big Show, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Kurt Angle, with each man stating he was deserving of the title as well; Smackdown! GM Teddy Long then came out to the ring and informed JBL that there was no rematch clause in the contract he signed to face Cena at the pay-per-view and then stated that the 5 would compete to see which would be the #1 contender; several members of the San Diego Chargers were in attendance; featured a backstage confrontation between the Big Show and Luther Reigns after Show caught Reigns making fun of his sumo match loss to Akebono at WrestleMania; included an in-ring promo by the new WWE World Champion John Cena in which he thanked the fans for their support, went into the crowd, and said he would defend the championship against anyone:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London pinned Billy Kidman at 6:12 by rolling through on a fireman’s carry; Chavo Guerrero Jr. did guest commentary for the bout; during the contest, London began bleeding profusely from the head; after the match, Kidman attacked the champion from behind as London was distracted by Guerrero on the floor, with Chavo later helping double team London
The Big Show pinned Luther Reigns with the chokeslam at 2:15
Kurt Angle defeated Jose Gonzalez in the Kurt Angle 5-minute Invitational at the 36-second mark via submission with the ankle lock; prior to the contest, Angle cut a promo in the ring regarding his win over Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania, wanting John Cena’s title, and facing Eddie Guerrero the following week; after the contest, Angle kicked his opponent and replied the ankle lock as a warning to Eddie Guerrero
Torrie Wilson won a bikini contest also involving Jackie Gayda, Dawn Marie, Joy Giovanni, Michelle McCool, and Lauren Jones; the original line up was just Wilson, Dawn Marie, & Gayda but the other three came out before the decision was made; Michael Cole was the host for the contest
#1 Contender Tournament Opening Round: John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. via disqualification at 17:16 when Eddie Guerrero interfered, pulling Mysterio off of JBL as he had him down in a cover, and assaulting Bradshaw moments after Bradshaw kicked him in the back of the head; Mysterio’s family was shown sitting at ringside during the contest; moments prior to the finish, Guerrero came ringside to counter the illegal interference of Jordan; after the bout, Guerrero and Mysterio were attacked by JBL, Orlando, and the Bashams until John Cena made the save and cleared the ring

4/12/05; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena
4/14/05 - included the first ever segment of Carlito's Cabana, with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. as his guest; after downplaying ill feelings between himself and Eddie Guerrero, Mysterio was interrupted by Melina, Joey Mercury, & Johnny Nitro, with Mercury & Nitro eventually knocking Mysterio out with their elevated double team DDT (MNM's TV debut); featured John Cena cutting an in-ring promo which was eventually interrupted by John Bradshaw Layfield, wearing the old WWE title belt, with JBL thinking he had intercepted Cena's newly designed world title belt but in actuality had stolen a container of pig guts; moments later, Cena dumped the remainder of guts over JBL's head before having his new title belt lowered from the rafters (the debut of Cena's custom title belt); included WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London, with his head bandaged after sustaining 18 stitches to the head the previous week, being interrupted by Chavo Guerrero Jr.; moments later, Billy Kidman attacked London from behind in the ring but the champion eventually fought off Chavo, knocking him out of the ring, and hit the 450 splash on Kidman:
Booker T defeated WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan via disqualification when the Basham Brothers interfered; after the bout, the Big Show came out to make the save with Teddy Long soon following and ordering a handicap tag team match to take place immediately, pitting Booker & Show against Orlando & the Bashams
Booker T & the Big Show defeated WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan, Doug & Danny Basham in a handicap match at 1:29 when Booker pinned Danny with the scissors kick; John Bradshaw Layfield did guest commentary for both bouts
Torrie Wilson pinned Dawn Marie with a swinging neckbreaker at 2:27
John Heidenreich pinned an unknown at 2:19 with a sidewalk slam; after the bout, Heidenreich read a poem about passing gas, since he was in the Windy City
#1 Contender's Tournament Opening Round: Kurt Angle pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero at 25:43 when Angle sent Rey Mysterio Jr., who came ringside moments earlier to steal away a steel chair from Angle, into Guerrero - with the chair hitting Guerrero in the head

4/18/05; New York City, NY; Madison Square Garden
4/21/05 - included WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero as a guest of Carlito's Cabana in which Rey Mysterio Jr. came out; moments later, the two shook hands and buried the hatchet for their issues over the previous few weeks; they were then interrupted by MNM on the big screen, shown backstage next to Guerrero's low rider; to goad Guerrero & Mysterio into granting them a title shot, MNM vandalized Guerrero's car; featured John Heidenreich inviting out his 'friend' the Brooklyn Brawler, with Heidenreich then reading a poem he wrote about the Brawler; moments later, Brawler ran down the poem, disowned New York, took off his Yankees' shirt and hat and put on a Red Sox shirt and hat instead; Heidenreich then attacked the Brawler, eventually hitting the sidewalk slam:
#1 Contender's Tournament Opening Round: The Big Show fought Booker T to a double disqualification at 5:19 when Kurt Angle and John Bradshaw Layfield, who were both doing guest commentary, attacked Show and Booker on the outside to make sure neither man advanced in the tournament; Booker's wife Sharmel was at ringside for the match; after the bout, Show and Booker cleared the ring of the opposition; moments later, Teddy Long came out and ordered that a four-way match take place the following week in England between Angle, JBL, Booker, and Show to determine Cena's top contender and that Booker & Show would face Angle & JBL later in the show
Matt Morgan pinned Brett Matthews at 1:18 with a suplex into a sidewalk slam (Morgan's TV return after an absence of over a year)
Booker T & the Big Show defeated Kurt Angle & John Bradshaw Layfield at 13:11 when Show pinned JBL with the chokeslam after Booker hit the scissors kick; moments prior to the finish, Angle walked out on his partner
Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the titles when Mercury pinned Mysterio at 10:26 after hitting the elevated double team DDT as Melina jumped on Guerrero on the floor to distract him; after the bout, Guerrero & Mysterio argued in the ring over the outcome with Guerrero shoving Mysterio to the mat; moments later, Mysterio confronted Guerrero on the floor and shoved him to the floor before walking backstage alone (Guerrero's last MSG appearance)
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan in a non-title match with the FU at 7:06 after Jordan collided with an interfering Danny Basham on the ring apron

4/26/05; Birmingham, England; NEC Arena
4/28/05:
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London via count-out
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro (w/ Melina) defeated Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr.
Matt Morgan pinned Mikey Whiplash
#1 Contender Tournament Final Round: John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Kurt Angle, the Big Show, and Booker T in an elimination match; Big Show was counted-out; Angle pinned Booker after a chair shot; JBL pinned Angle after Booker interfered and hit Angle with a chair; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the WWE World Title

5/3/05; Trenton, NJ; Sovereign Bank Arena
5/5/05 - included the world premiere of John Cena's "Bad Bad Man" music video:
Matt Morgan pinned Rob Eckos with a vertical suplex into a urinage at 1:02
Booker T pinned WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan in a non-title match with the scissors kick at 5:09
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated Scotty 2 Hotty & Shannon Moore at 3:20 when Mercury pinned Scotty following the Snapshot
Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned Hardcore Holly with a backslide and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage at 3:27
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a streetfight at 11:04 with a springboard seated senton, despite interference from MNM; after the bout, Eddie Guerrero came out and made the save, helped Mysterio to his feet, hugged him, and then brutally attacked him, eventually suplexing Mysterio onto the steel ring steps

5/10/05; Reading, PA; Sovereign Center
5/12/05:
John Heidenreich pinned Spike Dudley with a sidewalk slam at 1:12
Chavo Guerrero Jr., WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London, Hardcore Holly, & Charlie Haas at 5:52 when Chavo pinned London by grabbing the ropes for leverage
Jimmy Jacobs defeated Eddie Guerrero via disqualification at 3:26 after Guerrero hit a brainbuster onto a steel chair
Matt Morgan pinned Sho Funaki at 1:15 with a vertical suplex into a urinage
Kurt Angle fought Booker T to a double count-out at around the 5-minute mark

5/17/05; Sioux City, IA; Tyson Events Center
5/19/05 - featured an opening segment of Carlito's Cabana in which he introduced Matt Morgan as his new bodyguard; included a pre- promo by Kurt Angle, shown via sattelite, in which he apologized to Booker T & Sharmell for his actions the previous week but later referred to Sharmell as a gutter slut:
Scotty 2 Hotty defeated John Bradshaw Layfield via disqualification at 1:54 when JBL refused to let Scotty out of the corner; after the bout, JBL choked Scotty with a belt until he said "I quit"
Booker T pinned Mark Jindrak at 2:44 with the scissors kick; moments prior to the bout, Booker confronted Jindrak backstage after he implied Sharmell was a gutter slut; Booker then brawled with Jindrak through the backstage area, through the crowd, and into the ring
John Heidenreich pinned WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan in a non-title match at 3:03 with a sidewalk slam
Hardcore Holly pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Joey Mercury (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Johnny Nitro & Melina) at 4:51 with the Alabama Slam
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Doug & Danny Basham in a handicap match at 8:53 by pinning Danny with the FU

5/24/05; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center
5/26/05 - included a segment of Carlito's Cabana to open the show in which he, along with Matt Morgan, commented on beating the Big Show at Judgment Day; moments later, Teddy Long interrupted and announced that a battle royal would be held later in the night, with the winner earning the choice to face anyone on the roster; Carlito stated that when he wins the battle royal, he wants a title shot against John Cena; Long then announced that Carlito would also be involved in a one-on-one match against the Big Show; featured an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion John Cena regarding his victory at Judgment Day which was eventually interrupted by John Bradshaw Layfield, with JBL stating that Cena was the better man in their I Quit Match but that Cena would eventually burn himself out being champion and JBL would have the title again; Cena then presented a tribute video for JBL which turned out to be just a video loop of JBL quitting at Judgment Day; included a recap of the events from Raw involving Eric Bischoff, Vince McMahon, and Paul Heyman in regards of the ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view:
Hardcore Holly & Charlie Haas defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro (w/ Melina) via disqualification at 12:11 when Nitro hit Holly over the head with a steel chair to prevent the pinfall after Holly hit the Alabama Slam on Mercury; after the bout, Haas briefly chased the champions around ringside with the chair
The Big Show pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool with the chokeslam at 3:24; early in the contest, Matt Morgan - who was in Carlito's corner - was ejected from ringside; after the bout, Morgan returned to the ring, attacked Show, and eventually dropped him with an F5 onto the commentary table at ringside
Kurt Angle Invitational: Kurt Angle defeated Robert ? via submission with the ankle lock at 1:17 after hitting the Olympic Slam; prior to the bout, Angle cut an anti-ECW promo saying it was garbage and mentioned that when he was at an ECW event in 1996 it was so bad that he left halfway through the show; Angle then said he would lead a group of Smackdown! volunteers to invade ECW's One Night Stand; after Angle mentioned Tazz in the promo, Tazz took off his headset but remained sitting at ringside; after the contest, Angle asked for the battle royal to begin immediately
Kurt Angle won a 22-man battle royal at 26:05 by last eliminating Rey Mysterio Jr. with the Olympic Slam after landing a low blow as Mysterio attempted a springboard into the ring
Other participants included: John Heidenreich, Carlito Caribbean Cool (w/ Matt Morgan), Charlie Haas, Hardcore Holly, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro, Mark Jindrak, Eddie Guerrero, Doug & Danny Basham, Booker T, Billy Kidman, Scotty 2 Hotty, Sho Funaki, Shannon Moore, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London, Nunzio, Akio, WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan, and Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Order of elimination: London by Chavo via a blow to the back as London was on the ropes in the corner hitting Akio (0:43); Funaki by Angle via a hiptoss (1:28); Mercury by Kidman via a clothesline after Mercury missed a clothesline of his own (1:40); Akio by Booker (2:11); Jindrak by Heidenreich (2:35); Nitro by the Bashams via a double clothesline (took place during the commercial break); Kidman by Holly via a suplex (7:02); Heidenreich by Angle via a backdrop as Heidenreich attempted a charge (7:17); Chavo by Scotty via a backdrop as Chavo attempted a charge (8:43); Haas by Angle via a throw (9:06); Nunzio by Matt Morgan from the floor as Nunzio attempted to eliminate Carlito (9:25); Moore by Matt Morgan from the floor as Moore attempted to eliminate Carlito (9:29); Carlito by Booker (9:34); Scotty by Eddie (9:44); Holly by Angle & Guerrero (10:15); Guerrero by Mysterio via a throw from the apron (11:00); after the elimination, Mysterio continued to attack Guerrero until officials intervened; Danny by Booker (18:23); Orlando by Booker (18:26); Doug by Booker via a backdrop (18:29); Booker by Angle (18:32)
Prior to the bout, Eddie Guerrero attacked Mysterio from behind in the aisle, with Mysterio sustaining a number of chair shots before being helped backstage by officials; Mysterio did not return until around the 10:30 mark; due to pre-match stipulations, Angle earned the right to wrestle anyone on the roster the following week; after the bout, Angle said he wanted a match with Booker T's wife Sharmell

5/31/05; Edmonton, Alberta; Rexall Place
6/2/05:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury defeated Charlie Haas & Hardcroe Holly in a 15-minute Ironman matche, 2 falls to 1;
fall #1: Mercury pinned Holly; 1-0
fall #2: Mercury pinned Haas; 2-0
fall #3: Haas pinned Mercury; 2-1
Kurt Angle defeated Booker T & Sharmell in a handicap match
John Heidenreich pinned Devon Nickelson
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Nunzio
WWE World Champion John Cena & the Big Show defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool & Matt Morgan

6/7/05; Kansas City, Mo; Kemper Arena
6/9/05 – included an opening in-ring segment with Teddy Long in which John Cena’s draft to Raw was shown; moments later, John Bradshaw Layfield came out to interrupt Long and argued why he should immediately be named champion of Smackdown; Long replied that no decisions regarding the title would be made until the end of the month and then introduced Smackdown’s first pick in the draft lottery as Chris Benoit; moments later, Benoit and JBL had words over Benoit’s time spent in ECW leading to Benoit challenging JBL to a match later in the night and Long making the match official; moments later, JBL attempted to attack Benoit but was taken down with a German suplex and narrowly avoided the Crippler Crossface being applied:
Carlito Caribbean Cool (w/ Matt Morgan) pinned Charlie Haas (w/ Hardcore Holly) with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage at 3:54; after the bout, Morgan hit the F5 on Haas
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London fought Akio to a no contest in a non-title match when Eddie Guerrero came out at the 2-minute mark, grabbed a mic, and entered the ring to cut a promo, eventually assaulting both participants and throwing them to the floor; London came back into the ring twice and was thrown out twice by Guerrero; Guerrero went on to say he was disrespected in the ring, backstage, and by the fans who think he can’t beat Rey Mysterio
Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Kurt Angle with the scissors kick at 17:46 after Angle swung a steel chair against the ropes and accidentally hit himself in the head with it after Booker moved out of the way; prior to the bout, Angle cut a promo in the ring and gave Tazz an ultimatum to decide if he was going to be on Angle’s anti-ECW team or not; after the commercial break, Angle confronted Tazz on the floor, demanding an answer; when Tazz refused, Angle started to walk away but ended up hitting Tazz in the head with the microphone and following with a steel chair shot to the head, busting Tazz open
John Heidenreich pinned Rory Fox at the 27-second mark with the sidewalk slam; prior to the bout, Heidenreich brought out a young lady from the crowd as his ‘friend’; after the bout, Heidenreich brought the woman into the ring and read a poem
Chris Benoit defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan, Doug & Danny Basham) via disqualification at 13:09 when Kurt Angle interfered as JBL was trapped in the Crippler Crossface; prior to the bout, Paul Heyman, the Dudley Boyz, Tommy Dreamer, Rhyno, and the Sandman came ringside, with Heyman doing guest commentary alongside Michael Cole; mid-way through the bout, Carlito Caribbean Cool and Matt Morgan came out to be in JBL’s corner; after the bout, the ECW and WWE contingents battled in the ring with Tazz, his head bandaged, Balls Mahoney, and Axl Rotten coming out to join the ECW group clear the ring

6/14/05; Hershey, PA; Giant Center
6/16/05 - featured an in-ring segment to open the show in which John Bradshaw Layfield cut a promo on the ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view; included Booker T & Sharmell as guests of Carlito's Cabana; featured John Heidenreich coming to the ring with a five pound Hershey bar to read a poem as Michelle McCool, Joy Giovanni, Lauren Jones, and Jackie Gayda threw Hershey Kisses into the crowd; moments later, MNM came out and attacked Heidenreich:
Chris Benoit defeated Doug Basham at 6:30; after the bout, JBL's cabinet attacked Benoit until the Undertaker came out to make the save
Eddie Guerrero defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London in a non-title match via submission with the El Passo Lasso at 4:25; after the bout, Rey Mysterio Jr. ran to the ring with a steel chair, leading to both men brawling into the backstage area until Mysterio was locked in a truck trailer
The Big Show defeated Matt Morgan via disqualification at 5:06 when Carlito Caribbean Cool hit Show with a steel chair
WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan pinned Hardcore Holly at 5:00
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned the Undertaker in a No DQ match at 16:46 after Randy Orton, making his Smackdown! debut after being picked in the draft lottery, interfered and hit the RKO on Taker

6/21/05; Tucson, AZ; Convention Center
6/23/05:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Joey Mercury pinned John Heidenreich at 3:53 after WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Johnny Nitro hit a superkick on Heidenreich while the referee was distracted by Melina fighting with Michelle McCool on the floor
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London fought Chavo Guerrero Jr. to a no contest at 3:33 when Juventud Guerrera, Super Crazy, & Psychosis interfered (Guerrera, Crazy, & Psychosis' surprise debut)
Muhammad Hassan pinned the Big Show at around the 6-minute mark after hitting a double axe handle off the top, causing Show to strike himself in the throat with a steel chair (the bout began during the commercial break)
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Eddie Guerrero with the 619 and springboard legdrop to the back of the head at around the 26-minute mark (Rey Mysterio: Biggest Little Man)

6/27/05; Anaheim, CA; Arrowhead Pond
6/30/05:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London fought Chavo Guerrero Jr. to a no contest at 4:07 when Juventud Guerrera, Super Crazy, and Psychosis interfered and attacked both wrestlers
Melina (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury) pinned Michelle McCool at 1:55 with her feet on the ropes for leverage after a powerbomb out of the corner; after the bout, Nitro & Mercury hit the Snapshot on McCool before they were cleared from the ring by John Heidenreich
John Bradshaw Layfield defeated the Undertaker, Chris Benoit, Booker T, Christian, and Muhammad Hassan in an elimination match at around the 33-minute mark; Taker was disqualified at 8:43 after hitting Hassan with a steel chair; Hassan was counted-out; JBL pinned Benoit with a DDT at around the 18:45 mark; Christian pinned Booker with a roll up at around the 32-minute mark; JBL pinned Christian with the Clothesline from Hell; stipulations stated the winner would become the new world champion on Smackdown!; moments later, Teddy Long came out and said JBL couldn't be the new champion because Smackdown! had just drafted its new world champion; he then introduced World Heavyweight Champion Batista; JBL was then named the #1 contender (Batista's surprise return to Smackdown! after a 3-year absence)

7/4/05; Sacramento, CA; Arco Arena
7/7/05:
Chris Benoit defeated Booker T via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 7:09; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the WWE US Title
The Blue Meanie pinned John Bradshaw Layfield at 4:18 in a No DQ match after World Heavyweight Champion Batista interfered and hit a spinebuster on JBL
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury defeated Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio Jr. at 6:39 when Mercury pinned Mysterio with the Snapshot
Matt Morgan fought William Regal to a no contest when Juventud Guerrera, Super Crazy, & Psychosis attacked Morgan during Regal's entrance
The Undertaker pinned Daivari (w/ Muhammad Hassan) with the tombstone at 1:27; after the bout, several masked men attacked the Undertaker, choking him out with a wire before Hassan put Taker in the camel clutch
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Christian in a non-title match with the sit-down powerbomb at around the 11-minute mark; after the bout, John Bradshaw Layfield & WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan attempted to attack Batista but he fought them off and dropped Jordan with a spinebuster and the sit-down powerbomb after JBL left the ring

7/12/05; Worcester, MA; DCU Center
7/14/05:
Juventud Guerrera, Super Crazy, & Psychosis defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Paul London, Scotty 2 Hotty, & Sho Funaki at 5:43 when Guerrera pinned London with the 450 splash
John Heidenreich fought an unknown to a no contest when he was attacked before the match by WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury; moments later, Road Warrior Animal appeared and cleared the ring; moments later, Nitro & Mercury, after escaping into the crowd, cut a promo challenging Heidenreich & Road Warrior Animal a tag team title shot at the Great American Bash
Eddie Guerrero defeated Hardcore Holly via submission at around the 11-minute mark with a Texas Cloverleaf after hitting Holly's knee with a steel pipe
Christian pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) at the 20-second mark with the Unprettier; Christian attacked Booker before the match and repeatedly threw him into the ringpost and steel steps
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan (w/ John Bradshaw Layfield) with the sit-down powerbomb at 6:58, despite interference from JBL; after the bout, JBL attacked the champion's injured knee, hit the Clothesline from Hell, and then held up the world title as the show ended

7/19/05; Baltimore, MD; 1st Mariner Arena
7/21/05 - featured vignettes before and after most of the commercial breaks in which JBL was portrayed as an American icon; included an in-ring segment in which Melina interrupted Candice Michelle and, after mentioning that Michelle would be the guest referee for her match with Torrie Wilson at the Great American Bash, attacked Candice and stripped her down to her bra and panties until Torrie made the save; featured footage from the Great American Bash press conference in Buffalo, NY; featured a vignette promoting the debut of the Boogeyman; included the announcement that the bWo would face the Mexicools at the Great American Bash; included a Great American Bash victory speech from JBL, dressed as Uncle Sam, in which he unveiled a mock Smackdown! magazine cover with him standing over Batista holding the World Heavyweight Title; moments later, Batista came out to counter JBL's prediction of victory; the incident led to Batista fighting off both JBL and Orlando Jordan, hitting the spinebuster on Jordan, scaring JBL out of the ring, and then putting on his Uncle Sam garb as the show came to a close:
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Super Crazy (w/ Juventud Guerrera & Psychosis) via disqualification at 16:59 when Eddie Guerrero, who came out early in the match to do guest commentary, stole away Psychosis' lawn rake and broke it over Mysterio's back
John Heidenreich & Road Warrior Animal defeated Julio Dinero & Nick Berk at the 31-second mark when Animal scored the pin following the Doomsday Device
Chris Benoit (mystery opponent chosen by Teddy Long) defeated Eddie Guerrero via count-out at 17:33 when Guerrero walked out of the match after being briefly locked in the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, Rey Mysterio jumped Guerrero from behind in the aisle and assaulted him until officials and referees pulled him away
Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Simon Dean with the scissors kick at 1:41; after the bout, Booker threw Dean out of the ring, grabbed a mic, and cut a promo on facing Christian at the Great American Bash

7/26/05; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena
7/28/05 - included an opening segment in which JBL interrupted Teddy Long's in-ring promo and stated that he, because of the fine print in the contract that said if he beat Batista at the Great American Bash and didn't get the belt then he would get a one-on-one rematch, demanded to be the #1 contender; Long then made a match between him and the Undertaker to determine the challenger for Summer Slam; featured a backstage segment with Melina debuting Jillian as her and MNM's new 'fixer'; included a vignette promoting the debut of the Boogeyman; featured Eddie Guerrero interrupting Rey Mysterio's in-ring promo alongside his son Dominic, with Eddie revealing his secret was that Dominic was really his son and not Rey's; after Mysterio admitted to Dominic that the story was true, Dominic ran into the crowd, with Rey following him soon thereafter; moments later, Guerrero did a sit-down promo in the ring to elaborate on the story, saying that while he was separated from his wife, Eddie fathered a child from another woman; because Rey and his wife couldn't have a child, Eddie gave Rey Dominic; Guerrero said that the story would continue with chapter 2 the following week:
Chris Benoit & Booker T (w/ Sharmell) defeated WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan & Christian at 17:23 when Jordan submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface; at the end of the match, Christian had the opportunity to break Benoit's hold but opted to instead slide out to the floor; Jordan wore bandages around his shoulder to protect injuries sustained after the JBL / Batista match at the Great American Bash
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Chris Hamrick & Chuck Sealy at the 37-second mark when Animal scored the pin following the Doomsday Device (Heidenreich's first appearance with a mohawk)
Melina (w/ Jillian) pinned Torrie Wilson (w/ Candice Michelle) with her feet on the ropes at 4:26 after Torrie was dropped throat-first across the top rope; after the bout, Jillian attacked Candice
William Regal fought Scotty 2 Hotty to a no contest to a no contest when the Mexicools immediately came out on their riding lawnmower and tried selling popcorn, nachos, and drinks to the ringside fans; moments later, Super Crazy beat up the referee which led to all three Mexicools attacking the two participants on the floor
John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ WWE US Champion Orlando Jordan) pinned the Undertaker at around the 22-minute mark when Randy Orton interfered and hit Taker with the RKO, moments after JBL sustained the tombstone; due to pre-match stipulations, JBL earned a world title shot for Summer Slam (the match began during the commercial break)

8/2/05; Bridgeport, CT; Harbor Yard Arena
8/4/05 - featured Rey Mysterio Jr. as a guest of the Peep Show in which Eddie Guerrero appeared on the big screen, distracting Mysterio long enough for Christian to attack Rey from behind and hit the Unprettier; included a backstage promo by Jillian Hall regarding her facial blimish as well as being MNM's fixer; featured the official contract signing for the Batista / JBL rematch at Summer Slam, during which Batista allowed JBL to pick the stipulation of his choice, with JBL choosing it to be a no holds barred contest; included an in-ring promo by Randy Orton regarding his WrestleMania loss to the Undertaker before challenging Taker to a rematch at Summer Slam; moments later, the lights went out and the Undertaker accepted the challenge over the PA; featured a vignette promoting the debut of the Boogeyman:
Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina & Jillian Hall) defeated Chris Benoit & Booker T (w/ Sharmell) at 13:24 when Mercury pinned Booker with a roll up and grabbing the ropes for leverage after Booker threw an interfering Hall out of the ring as Hall attacked Sharmell inside the ring; at the time of the finish, Benoit had Nitro in the Crippler Crossface on the floor
Psychosis & Super Crazy defeated William Regal & Scotty 2 Hotty when Psychosis pinned Scotty with the legdrop off the top after Regal walked out of the match (match not televised)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Josh Daniels & Damien ? in a non-title match at 1:23 when Heidenreich scored the pin following the Doomsday Device (Heidenreich's debut in the LOD face paint)
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Christian at 19:01 with the 619 and springboard legdrop after avoiding the Unprettier; mid-way through the bout, Eddie Guerrero and an unknown woman came out and sat on the stage to watch the contest; after the match, Mysterio grabbed the mic and challenged Guerrero to fight him then and there, with Eddie refusing and instead introducing the woman as Anna who gave Rey a copy of "chapter 2", Eddie's official custody papers; Guerrero then told Rey to bring Dominick to Smackdown! the following week so he could claim him as his own; after Rey tried to convince Eddie to drop the issue, Eddie unveiled the fact that Anna was his attorney and argued the courts would side in his favor

8/9/05; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena
8/11/05 - featured World Heavyweight Champion Batista as a guest of the Peep Show during which Christian challenged the champion to a match later in the show, with Batista accepting; included footage from the Summer Slam Press Conference held the previous Tuesday; featured Randy Orton confronting Teddy Long backstage regarding his mystery opponent, with Long only telling him that the opponent is a legend and a legendary opponent of the Undertaker; included an in-ring segment in which Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio Jr., with his wife and Dominick, made an arguement over who should have custody of Dominick to a social worker; Rey eventually challenged Eddie to a match at Summer Slam in their 'final' battle, the winner of which would win custody of Dominick, with Eddie accepting; moments later, the social worker said both Mysterio and Guerrero were nuts, then said Dominick would have to go into foster care until their issue was resolved; featured Jillian Hall challenging Booker T & Sharmell to a match with Joey Mercury & Melina for the following week's Smackdown!; included the music video for John Cena's "Right Now":
Booker T (w/ Sharmell) defeated Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) with the scissors kick at 4:33 after Sharmell pulled Melina off the ring apron; Mercury was escorted to the ring by Melina, Jillian Hall, & Johnny Nitro but both Hall and Nitro were sent backstage during the early moments of the match
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Scotty Sabre & Jason Static in a non-title match at 2:14 when Animal pinned Static following the Doomsday Device; during the bout, MNM were shown watching on from backstage
Randy Orton fought Kamala (w/ Kimchee) to a no contest at around 3:10 when, after Orton hit the RKO on his opponent, the lights went out in the arena and a message from the Undertaker was shown on the big screen
Psychosis & Super Crazy (w/ Juventud Guerrera) defeated William Regal & Scotty 2 Hotty at 3:44 when Psychosis pinned Scotty with the legdrop off the top moments after Regal walked out of the match; Scotty worked the entire match by himself
Chris Benoit defeated Simon Dean via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 2:25 following three consecutive German suplexes
World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated Christian via disqualification in a non-title match at 5:14 when John Bradshaw Layfield interfered as the champion attempted the sit-down powerbomb; after the bout, Batista threw JBL to the floor but eventually sustained four steel chair shots from Bradshaw as the show came to a close

8/16/05; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre
8/18/05:
Joey Mercury & Melina defeated Booker T & Sharmell
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated two unknowns
John Bradshaw Layfield fought Sho Funaki to a no contest
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Simon Dean
Randy Orton defeated Chris Benoit

8/23/05; Greensboro, NC; Coliseum
8/25/05 - included the debut of Palmer Canon, representing 'The Network'; featured Booker T & Sharmell as guests of the Peep Show in which the Mexicools attacking Christian during the segment until Booker made the save after Sharmell was knocked down:
Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) pinned Hardcore Holly with the RKO at 10:30
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Heidenreich (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Road Warrior Animal) defeated Joey Mercury (w/ Johnny Nitro, Melina, & Jillian Hall) via disqualification at 2:48 after Mercury hit Heidenreich in the knee with a steel chair
Psychosis & Super Crazy defeated Christian & Booker T (w/ Sharmell) at 5:38 when Psychosis pinned Booker following a double back suplex; late in the contest, Christian walked out on his partner
Christy Hemme won a lingerie contest over Stacy Keibler (not televised)
Ken Kennedy pinned Sho Funaki at 3:00 with the Green Bay Plunge
World Heavyweight Champion Batista, WWE US Champion Chris Benoit, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated John Bradshaw Layfield, Orlando Jordan, & Eddie Guerrero when Batista pinned Jordan with the sit-down powerbomb

8/30/05; Jacksonville, FL; Veterans Memorial Arena
9/1/05:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Heidenreich (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Road Warrior Animal) pinned Joey Mercury (w/ Johnny Nitro & Melina) at 3:53 with a double choke powerbomb; after the bout, MNM hit the Snapshot on Heidenreich
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Orlando Jordan via submission with the Crippler Crossface at the 23.5-second mark
Christy Hemme fought Stacy Keibler to a no contest when Sylvan Grenier came out to interrupt the bout and posed in the ring until he was chased off by Hardcore Holly
Ken Kennedy pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) with the Green Bay Plunge at 7:03 as Booker was distracted by Christian arguing with Sharmell at ringside
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Simon Dean with the sit-down powerbomb at 2:24
William Regal & Paul Birchill defeated Scotty 2 Hotty & Sho Funaki at 2:34 when Scotty submitted to Birchill's armbar
Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with a RKO off the top

9/6/05; Atlanta, GA; Gwinnett Center
9/9/05 - as a result of the 'Shelter from the Storm' Hurricane Katrina benefit concert televised live on NBC, ABC, CBS, the WB, Fox, PAX, UPN, SOAP, FX, WGN, E!, USA, TBS, SPEED, Oxygen, Showtime, and Bravo the 1st hour of the show aired exclusively on WWE.com while the 2nd hour aired as part of the 1-hour Friday night debut of Smackdown!
1st hour - featured a backstage segment with Ken Kennedy and Sharmell in which Kennedy tried to create dissention between Booker T and Chris Benoit by mentioning that Benoit had yet to defend the US title against Booker; included an in-ring promo by the Undertaker, with Randy Orton & Bob Orton Jr. appearing on the stage moments later and Randy bringing out an oversized check in the sum of $1,426 for the Undertaker's retirement fund; the money was raised from the sale of a copy of the Undertaker's new DVD autographed by both Ortons, with Randy matching what was raised with his own money; moments later, Taker caused lightning to strike the check, setting it on fire, as the Ortons ran backstage:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) at 8:56 when Animal pinned Mercury after hitting him with one of the title belts, moments after Melina interfered and attempted to hit Animal with the weapon
Ken Kennedy pinned Paul London with the forward roll Samoan Drop off the top at 3:32; after the bout, Teddy Long & Palmer Canon were seen watching on from the crowd
Paul Burchill (w/ William Regal) defeated Scotty 2 Hotty via submission with an armbar at 3:35 following a shoulderbreaker; prior to the bout, Burchill cut an in-ring promo on the previous week's match with Scotty; Regal did guest commentary for the bout
2nd hour - included a video montage on Batista:
Eddie Guerrero pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a steel cage match at 17:19 with the frog splash moments after avoiding a crossbody off the top of the cage; during the closing moments, Guerrero had the opportunity to leave through the door but decided instead to get the pin (the debut of Guerrero's new music) (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero, The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Orlando Jordan via submission with the Crippler Crossface at the 22.5-second mark after avoiding a punch
World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated John Bradshaw Layfield in a bullrope match at 12:39 when, after both men had touched 3 corners, the champion hit a spinebuster on JBL to reach the 4th and final corner; prior to the bout, Teddy Long announced that the Undertaker would face Randy Orton the following week

9/12/05; Little Rock, AR; Alltel Arena
9/16/05:
Christian & Orlando Jordan defeated WWE US Champion Chris Benoit & Booker T (w/ Sharmell) when Christian pinned Benoit with the Unprettier after Orlando caused Benoit to land throat-first across the top rope; the bout was originally Benoit vs. Christian in a non-title match but was changed to a tag team encounter when Orlando helped in double teaming Benoit before the match began, with Booker coming out to make the save
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury via disqualification
Ken Kennedy defeated Biohazard
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Nunzio
The Undertaker pinned Randy Orton at around the 17-minute mark with the tombstone after fighting off an interfering Bob Orton Jr. and avoided Randy's RKO; mid-way in the match, Bob Orton Jr. arrived ringside with a U-Haul, a casket inside; late in the match, the casket was opened to reveal Undertaker's image inside (the match began during the commercial break) (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)

9/20/05; Lubbock, TX; United Spirit Arena
9/23/05 - included Eddie Guerrero claiming to be very sick for the duration of the show, with Batista eventually having a Dr. Barnett examine Guerrero; featured Jillian Hall introducing JBL, who then came to the ring on a horse and cut a promo on his West Texas upbringing and his current residence in New York City; included an in-ring segment, with an open casket in the ring and what appeared to be a dummy Undertaker in the casket, in which Bob Orton Jr. introduced Randy Orton; Randy then cut a promo on Taker, during which the audience was clued into the face that the real Undertaker was in the casket; moments later, Taker grabbed Randy by the throat and threw him into the casket, knocking it over; both Ortons then quickly retreated backstage; featured the announcement that the Undertaker would face both Randy & Bob Orton Jr. in a handicap casket match at No Mercy:
Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Christian with a roll up at 9:28 as Christian was distracted after Sharmell grabbed his foot from ringside
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Jarod Steele & Anthony Galetty in a non-title match at 1:10 when Animal pinned Galetty following the Doomsday Device
Hardcore Holly (w/ Stacy Keibler & Christy Hemme) defeated Sylvian Grenier via count-out at 4:35 when Grenier walked out of the match after being punched in the face
Ken Kennedy pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 5:20 with the forward roll Samoan Drop off the top after Mysterio became distracted by JBL at ringside on a horse; prior to the bout, Kennedy hit a low blow on ring announcer Chad Patton and had a microphone lowered from the ceiling so he could do his own introduction
Bobby Lashley pinned Simon Dean with a modified face-first slam at 2:51; prior to the bout, Dean issued an open challenge to face anyone in the back (Lashley's surprise TV debut)
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Orlando Jordan via submission with the Crippler Crossface at the 49.8-second mark
World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Eddie Guerrero defeated Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) at 5:58 when Guerrero pinned Mercury with the Frog Splash after tagging himself in immediately after Batista hit the sit-down powerbomb; Guerrero spent the entire match in the aisle, appearing to be doubled over in pain due to his illness; after the contest, Guerrero raised Batista's hand in victory

9/27/05; Laredo, TX; Entertainment Center
9/30/05 - included several segments focusing on the history and culture of Laredo; featured the announcement that JBL would face Rey Mysterio Jr. at No Mercy and that Road Warrior Animal, John Heidenreich, & Christy Hemme would face Johnny Nitro, Joey Mercury & Melina; included Vince McMahon meeting with Teddy Long & Palmer Canon backstage in which Long named Batista, Chris Benoit, Christian, JBL, Rey Mysterio Jr, and Eddie Guerrero as some of the Smackdown! talent that would be appearing at the Raw Homecoming but failed to announce any specific match:
John Bradshaw Layfield & Ken Kennedy defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Hardcore Holly at 7:35 when JBL pinned Holly with the Clothesline from Hell; prior to the contest, JBL, dressed as an illegal immigrant, cut an in-ring promo in which he said he had recently visited Rey Mysterio's entire family; moments later, Ken Kennedy came to the ring but cut a promo on JBL's donkey on the way down, claiming it was Tony Chimel
Melina (w/ Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury) pinned Christy Hemme at 4:41 after Nitro tripped Hemme from the floor; after the bout, Melina instructed MNM to hit the Snapshot on Hemme but Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich came out to make the save
The Undertaker pinned Bob Orton Jr. at 5:10 with the tombstone after clotheslining an interfering Randy Orton to the floor; prior to the bout Bob Orton cut an in-ring promo on he and Randy's handicap casket match against the Undertaker at No Mercy (Bob Orton's in-ring return after an 18-year absence)
Bobby Lashley pinned Russell Simpson with a modified face-first slam at 2:24; after the bout, Simon Dean came to the ring and gave Lashley a Simon System shake so that, when the two faced off at No Mercy, Lashley would have no excuse after he lost; Lashley stomped the shake and quickly threw Dean to the floor
Orlando Jordan defeated Booker T (w/ Sharmell) and Christian at around the 5-minute mark by pinning Booker with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage as Booker attempted to catapult Christian; prior to the bout, Christian, during a segment of the Peep Show, challenged WWE US Champion Chris Benoit to a title shot at No Mercy after pinning Benoit 2 weeks prior; moments later, Booker T & Sharmell interrupted, claiming Booker should have the title shot; Orlando Jordan then interrupted, claiming he should have the title shot instead; Teddy Long then appeared on the stage and said Benoit would be the one to decide who gets the title shot and that, in the meantime, Christian, Booker, and Orlando would compete in a triple threat match; after the contest, Benoit came out and said he would allow all three men to challenge him for the US title at the pay-per-view (the match began during the commercial break)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Eddie Guerrero via disqualification at 9:55 when MNM interfered and hit Animal with two steel chairs; after the bout, Guerrero accidentally hit Batista in the back with one of the chairs when Joey Mercury moved out of the way, just as Batista was about to hit the sit-down powerbomb on Johnny Nitro; moments later, Guerrero tossed the chair to Mercury and played injured, with Batista then hitting a spinebuster on Mercury and following with a steel chair blow to the back after thinking Mercury was responsible for the chair shot; after the bout, Batista and Guerrero raised each other's hands

10/4/05; Austin, TX; Frank Erwin Center
10/7/05 - included an in-ring promo by Eddie Guerrero which was interrupted by Batista, who showed footage of Eddie accidentally hitting him in the back with a steel chair the previous week, then warning him that there would be consequences if the same thing happened later in the night; featured a backstage segment in which JBL went looking for Rey Mysterio Jr., eventually confronting a Rey teddy bear at one of the merchandise stands before entering the ring area and cutting a promo on facing Mysterio at No Mercy and mentioning how weak Texas has become:
Sylvan pinned Hardcore Holly after Ken Kennedy, who came ringside moments earlier, hit Holly with a microphone
Bobby Lashley defeated Eddie Craven
Booker T defeated Orlando Jordan
World Heavyweight Champion Batista, WWE US Champion Chris Benoit, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated John Bradshaw Layfield, Christian, & Eddie Guerrero when Batista pinned Christian after Guerrero pulled down the ropes causing JBL to fall to the floor; after the bout, Batista came to Guerrero's aid after JBL and Christian attacked their partner
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated William Regal & Paul Birchill via disqualification
Roddy Piper defeated Randy Orton & Bob Orton Jr. in a handicap match

10/11/05; San Antonio, TX; SBC Arena
10/14/05 - included an opening segment in which Randy & Bob Orton Jr. came out, with Randy saying that his win over the Undertaker at No Mercy proved that he should be the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title; moments later, Eddie Guerrero interrupted by saying he wanted a rematch with Batista; Batista soon appeared and said the two would battle later in the show to see who was more deserving; featured Stacy Keibler as a guest of the Peep Show in which she was asked about her supposed love triangle with Jennifer Aniston; moments later, Jillian Hall came out in an attempt to become Stacy's new PR agent, with Stacy eventually knocking Jillian to the mat:
Psychosis, Super Crazy, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated William Regal, Paul Birchill, Johnny Nitro, & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina); after the bout, Crazy & Psychosis were assaulted by two unknowns (the surprise debut of John & Chad Toland)
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Orlando Jordan via submission with the Sharpshooter; pre-match stipulations stated that if Jordan tapped out to the Crippler Crossface then he would have been forced to quit the business
Booker T (w/ Sharmell) defeated John Bradshaw Layfield, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Christian by pinning Mysterio with the scissors kick after Sharmell tripped Mysterio; pre-match stipulations stated that the winner would receive a US title shot the following week
Bobby Lashley defeated Nunzio (w/ Big Vito) with a face-first slam
Eddie Guerrero defeated Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) via disqualification when Bob Orton interfered as Guerrero attempted the Frog Splash; after the bout, Batista came out to make the save; as the show came to a close, Teddy Long came out and announced that Batista & Guerrero would face the Ortons the following week

10/18/05; Reno, NV; Lawlor Events Center
10/21/05 - featured a vignette covering the career of the Undertaker, ending with 'RIP 1990 - 2005'; included Randy Orton telling Teddy Long that his father was too injured to compete in the main event; Long said that Randy would either go the match by himself or would have to find another partner; featured an interview with John Bradshaw Layfield & Jillian Hall regarding JBL's entrance music playing on Raw, with JBL saying he had no idea of how that happened and had no intention of appearing on what he regarded as the lesser show; included a vignette footage of tickets going on sale for WrestleMania 22 in Chicago; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long & Palmer Canon in which Canon introduced several of the talent in the new midget division; moments later, the Boogeyman briefly appeared, scaring Long; included the announcement that WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich would defend the following week against MNM, the Mexicools, and William Regal & Paul Birchill:
Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit to win the title at 15:36 with the scissors kick after Sharmell hit a low blow on Benoit from behind
Matt Hardy pinned Simon Dean with the Twist of Fate at 4:25 (Hardy's return to Smackdown! after a 2-year absence)
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) via disqualification at 6:14 when Edge came out of the crowd and hit the spear on Mysterio as Mysterio was distracted by Edge's entrance music; after the bout, JBL chased Edge into the crowd; moments later, Chris Masters made a surprise appearance and applied the full nelson on Mysterio, easily fighting off Sho Funaki, Paul London, Brian Kendrick, and Scotty 2 Hotty, before Hardcore Holly, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich came out to scare Masters from the ring; after the commercial break, Teddy Long met with Rey Mysterio Jr. and many of the faces and heels of Smackdown! about getting payback on Edge and the Raw superstars
Bobby Lashley pinned Big Vito (w/ Nunzio) with the face-first slam at 2:14
Hardcore Holly pinned Sylvian Grenier in a hardcore match at 10:31 following the Alabama Slam through a table set up in the ring
World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Eddie Guerrero defeated Randy Orton & Ken Kennedy (sub. for Bob Orton Jr.) via disqualification at 12:06 when Kennedy hit Guerrero with a steel chair after Guerrero covered Batista to sheild him from the blow; after the bout, Randy, Kennedy, & Bob Orton triple teamed Batista & Guerrero, with Randy hitting the RKO on Batista; moments later, Teddy Long came out and said that next week Randy, Bob Orton, & Kennedy would face Batista, Guerrero, & Roddy Piper

10/25/05; San Francisco, CA; Cow Palace
10/28/05 - included an opening video package highlighting the recent run-ins between Raw and Smackdown! talent, dating back to the Raw Homecoming; featured Rey Mysterio Jr. as a guest of the Peep Show, later interrupted by Matt Hardy, Hardcore Holly, and John Bradshaw Layfield as all 5 men wanted to be involved in the Raw vs. Smackdown! match at Taboo Tuesday; moments later, Teddy Long came out and made a match between all 5 men; included a vignette promoting the return of the Undertaker; featured Teddy Long showing Booker T & Sharmell footage of Sharmell interfering in Booker's match with Chris Benoit the previous week; after seeing the clip, Booker said he would give Benoit a rematch, despite Sharmell's objection; the in-ring segment featured Sharmell walking out of the ring after being offended by Booker, with Booker assaulting Benoit with the title belt and targetting Benoit's injured ribs after Benoit became distracted by Sharmell; moments later, it was revealed the entire segment was a set-up for Benoit; Booker closed the segment by doing the Spinaroonie inside the ring; included Teddy Long telling Nunzio & Vito that they would face Bobby Lashley in a handicap mtach the following week; moments later, the Boogeyman confronted Long; featured Batista giving Eddie Guerrero a low rider as a present for coming to his aid the previous week:
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Matt Hardy, John Bradshaw Layfield, Hardcore Holly, and Christian at around the 9-minute mark by pinning Christian with a hurricanrana into a cover; after the bout, Mysterio and Hardy shook hands inside the ring (the bout began during the commercial break)
Short Sleeve Sampson pinned Pitbull Paterson at 2:28 with a splash off of referee Nick Patrick's back; Palmer Canon did guest commentary for the bout; after the match, Simon Dean came out in an attmept to attack Sampson but the two juniors double teamed Dean before leaving the ring
Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich, William Regal & Paul Birchill, and Super Crazy & Psychosis (w/ WWE Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera) to win the titles at 11:45 when Mercury pinned Heidenreich following the Snapshot after Chad & James Dick interfered and fought with Animal after preventing the Doomsday Device
World Heavyweight Champion Batista, Eddie Guerrero, & Roddy Piper defeated Ken Kennedy, Randy & Bob Orton Jr. when Bob submitted to Piper's sleeper at 10:26

10/30/05; Los Angeles, CA; Staples Center
11/4/05 - featured an opening segment in which Teddy Long confronted MNM outside the arena and told them they would have their first title defense later in the night against Batista & Eddie Guerrero; included a recap of the Smackdown! vs. Raw tag team match at Taboo Tuesday as well as World Heavyweight Champion Batista vs. Jonathan Coachman; featured Eric Bischoff arriving to the arena and being confronted by the Boogeyman; moments later, Bischoff and Teddy Long met in the ring, with Bischoff challenging Long to a 10-man elimination match at Survivor Series to end the feud between the two shows; moments later, Bischoff ranted that everything about Smackdown! was second rate; Long then accepted the challenge, said he wanted to face Bischoff one-on-one at the pay-per-view, and had Bischoff escorted out of the arena; included a vignette on the Undertaker, mentioning his debut 15 years earlier and implying he would return soon to face Randy Orton:
Matt Hardy & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) & Christian at 15:43 when Hardy pinned Christian with the Twist of Fate after Christian sustained the Alabama Slam from guest referee Hardcore Holly and the 619 from Mysterio (Christian's last WWE match)
Chris Benoit defeated WWE US Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) via count-out at 7:31 when Booker walked out of the match after being briefly caught in the Crippler Crossface; the bout came about when Teddy Long interrupted an in-ring promo by Booker & Sharmell, in which they bragged about fooling everyone over the past few weeks, and said Booker would defend the title at that very moment against Benoit
Roddy Piper defeated Bob Orton Jr. via disqualification at 3:35 when Randy Orton interfered and assaulted Piper after Bob became caught in the sleeper; after the bout, Randy hit the RKO on Piper before cutting a promo, saying he was ashamed of him and said he would end Piper's career just like he did the Undertaker's
Bobby Lashley defeated Nunzio & Vito in a handicap match at 2:15 by pinning Nunzio with the face-first slam
Ken Kennedy pinned Scotty 2 Hotty with the forward roll Samoan drop off the top at 2:39
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Eddie Guerrero at 13:31 when Mercury pinned Guerrero with a low blow after hitting him with brass knuckles handed to him by Melina, moments after Guerrero hit the frog splash on an interfering Melina

11/8/05; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse
11/11/05 - included an opening segment in which Teddy Long addressed the roster backstage, saying he was proud of all of them, that Batista would send Edge back to Raw after beating him in a streetfight later in the night, and announcing that a series of Survivor Series qualifying matches would take place later in the show; during the segment, it was said Batista would be the team leader for Smackdown!'s group to face Raw; featured an in-ring promo by Melina, with Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro, in which she introduced Michelle Deighton from America's Next Top Model, a native of Indiana; once in the ring, Deighton was insulted by Melina until MNM cornered her; moments later, the Mexicools came out on riding lawnmowers and cleared the ring of the tag team champions, with Super Crazy hitting a moonsault at the same time Psychosis hit the top rope legdrop; moments later, the Mexicools danced in the ring with Michelle; included a video montage of Bobby Lashley's recent victories; featured Edge & Lita asking Teddy Long backstage to cancel the streetfight against Batista, with Long saying the only way he would was if Batista agreed; later in the show, the Boogeyman confronted Lita backstage, scaring her out of her dressing room; included a vignette promoting the return of the Undertaker at Survivor Series; featured Edge confronting Batista in the champion's dressing room, in which Batista said the streetfight was still on; included Steve Romero conducting a backstage interview with Chad & James Dick regarding their match against Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich the following week:
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) via disqualification at 14:09 when Bob grabbed Mysterio's foot as he attempted a springboard into the ring, causing Mysterio to fall to the floor; after the bout, both Ortons double teamed Mysterio until Matt Hardy made the save, with Randy sustaining the 619 and Twist of Fate; due to pre-match stipulations, Mysterio earned a spot in the Raw vs. Smackdown! Survivor Series match; during a backstage interview after the commercial break, Randy promised he would get back at Hardy for interfering
Bobby Lashley pinned Orlando Jordan with the Dominator at 2:04; due to pre-match stipulations, Lashley earned a spot in the Raw vs. Smackdown! Survivor Series match
Eddie Guerrero defeated Ken Kennedy via disqualification at 5:04 after bringing a steel chair into the ring and tossing it to Kennedy, with referee Charles Robinson thinking Kennedy used the weapon on Guerrero; moments after the bout, Kennedy hit Guerrero over the head with the chair; due to pre-match stipulations, Guerrero earned a spot in the Raw vs. Smackdown! Survivor Series match (Guerrero's last match)
Pierrothito pinned Todd Stone at 2:38 with an elbow drop off the top; Palmer Canon did guest commentary for the bout
John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) pinned Chris Benoit with the Clothesline from Hell at 18:03 after Benoit tore the shirt off an interfering Booker T; Booker & Sharmell came ringside at the 5-minute mark to do commentary; due to pre-match stipulations, JBL earned a spot in the Raw vs. Smackdown! Survivor Series match
World Heavyweight Champion Batista fought Edge (w/ Lita) to a no contest in a streetfight; as the bout was about to begin, Eric Bischoff was shown arriving to the arena on the big screen and being confronted backstage by Teddy Long; as Long asked Bischoff to leave, Chris Masters attacked security from behind and briefly applied the Masterlock on Long; moments later, JBL, Matt Hardy, Bobby Lashley, and Rey Mysterio Jr. ran out, with Bischoff and Masters leaving in their limo; after checking on Long, the four Smackdown! wrestlers chased after Bischoff in JBL's white limo; with Batista's backup out of the building, Edge brought out Kane, who was followed soon thereafter by the Big Show, who came through the crowd; Kane & Show double teamed Batista for several moments, easily fighting off Sho Funaki, Scotty 2 Hotty, Brian Kendrick, Paul London, John Heidenreich, and Road Warrior Animal, and eventually hitting a double chokeslam on Batista; during the segment, the champion sustained a legit torn lat

11/13/05; Minneapolis, MN; Target Center
11/18/05 - included an opening segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Batista came to the ring in Eddie Guerrero's low rider as Guerrero's music played in the arena; moments later, an emotional Batista praised Guerrero and said he would be missed; to end the segment, Batista placed his sunglasses and world title belt on the hood of the low rider; featured a musical tribute to Guerrero to the tune of 3 Doors Down's "Here Without You"; included several clips from Guerrero's DVD focusing on his childhood, his relationship with his wife Vickie, his tag team with Chavo Guerrero Jr., growing up around wrestling, main eventing WrestleMania 20 and closing the show alongside Chris Benoit, and his Latino Heat character; featured individual pre- comments about Guerrero from Vince McMahon, Booker T & Sharmell, the Big Show, John Bradshaw Layfield, and Shane McMahon; included a recap of Guerrero's world title victory over Brock Lesnar, his final match on Smackdown! against Ken Kennedy, and the closing of WrestleMania 20:
Matt Hardy pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool with the Twist of Fate at 5:43 after avoiding a suplex attempt
Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch at 4:00 when Animal pinned Cade following the Doomsday Device
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) at 8:22 with a frog splash after a low blow and three consecutive suplexes (Chavo's return to his pre-Kerwin White persona)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera won an interpromotional cruiserweight battle royal at 5:49 by last eliminating Paul London; order of elimination: Brian Kendrick by Juvi at 1:18 via a spin kick as Kenrick stood on the ring apron; Super Crazy by Nunzio at 1:41; Tajiri by Sho Funaki at 2:06; Funaki by Gregory Helms at 2:13; Kid Kash by Scotty 2 Hotty at 3:44; Helms by London via a dropsault at 3:51; Psychosis & Scotty by Nunzio at 4:01 with a double backdrop as both men stood on the apron; Nunzio by Juvi & London at 5:09; London by Juvi via a headscissors over the top
Chris Benoit pinned Triple H at 14:51 with a crucifix as Triple H attempted to escape the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, the two men shook hands and hugged out of respect; moments later, after Triple H left the ring, Dean Malenko met Benoit in the ring and embraced his friend in a scene similar to that of the end of WrestleMania 20

11/22/05; Sheffield, England; Hallam FM Arena
11/25/05 - included an opening segment in which Teddy Long alerted security to the fact that Raw superstars might show up later in the show; featured John Bradshaw Layfield finding a white van in the parking lot and thinking the Raw superstars were inside; when he opened it, he instead found the Boogeyman:
Chris Benoit fought WWE US Champion Booker T (w/ Sharmell) to a draw at 17:05 when both men's shoulders were counted down by two referees following a superplex from the champion and a cradle by Benoit; after the commercial break, Teddy Long addressed the situation, saying neither man was the US Champion, the title was vacant, and a Best of 7 series would take place between the two men to determine the championship, with the first match taking place at Survivor Series
Chad & James Dick defeated Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich at 3:08 when James pinned Animal with a double leg pick up, as Chad pushed on his partner from the outside for leverage, moments after Chad squirted baby lotion in Animal's eyes
Matt Hardy defeated Ken Kennedy via disqualification at 6:06 when Kennedy shoved a steel chair into referee Charles Robinson as the referee attempted to take the chair away
Melina pinned Christy Hemme at 3:01 after driving Christy's head into the mat; prior to the bout, Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury, who were in Melina's corner, were sent backstage by the referee; after the bout, Nitro & Mercury returned to the ring to celebrate the victory
Juventud Guerrera (w/ Super Crazy & Psychosis) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Nunzio (w/ Vito) to win the title at 3:27 with the Juvi Driver; prior to the bout, Carlito Caribbean Cool and Chris Masters appeared in the crowd and sat ringside; after the bout, Juvi held up a "Latino Heat Lives Forever" fan sign
John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) & Rey Mysterio Jr. fought William Regal & Paul Birchill to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark when Shawn Michaels came out of the crowd and hit the superkick on JBL, with security chasing Michaels into the crowd, allowing Chris Masters and Carlito Caribbean Cool to assault Mysterio inside the ring; moments later, Chris Benoit, Road Warrior Animal, John Heidenreich, and Hardcore Holly came out, scaring Masters and Carlito into the crowd
Bobby Lashley pinned Orlando Jordan at 1:00 with the Dominator
World Heavyweight Champion Batista fought Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) to a no contest in a no holds barred match at around the 1:10 mark; during the bout, the ring was surrounded by JBL, Matt Hardy, Simon Dean, Road Warrior Animal, John Heidenreich, Hardcore Holly, Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury, Rey Mysterio Jr., Chris Benoit, Orlando Jordan, Sho Funaki, Ken Kennedy, Sylvan, Paul Birchill, Super Crazy, Psychosis, William Regal, Paul London, Brian Kendrick, Bobby Lashley, Nunzio, Vito, Chad & James Dick, and Kid Kash in the event anyone from Raw attempted to interfere; Raw superstars Tyson Tomko, Shelton Benjamin, Trevor Murdoch, Lance Cade, Gene Snitsky, Shawn Michaels, Val Venis, Viscera, and others came out to stop the contest; during the ringside brawl, members of each the Survivor Series team took turns brawling in the ring with Kane and the Big Show eventually hitting a double chokeslam on Batista through the commentary table to close the show

11/29/05; Cincinnati, OH; US Bank Arena
Tuesday Night Smackdown! - 11/29/05 - shown live:
Best of Seven Series for the US Title: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Chris Benoit with the scissors kick; Benoit - 0, Booker - 2
Rey Mysterio Jr. fought WWE Raw Tag Team Champion the Big Show to a no contest when Kane interfered after Mysterio hit the 619 and frog splash; moments later, the Undertaker came out to make the save and cleared the ring but soon sustained the RKO from Randy Orton; Orton, with the help of Bob Orton Jr., put Taker in Eddie Guerrero's low rider parked at ringside and drove it in reverse into the entranceway, causing an explosion

11/29/05; Cincinnati, OH; US Bank Arena
12/2/05 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Randy Orton, with Bob Orton Jr., in which he discussed his attack on the Undertaker from Tuesday Night Smackdown and said he deserved the world heavyweight championship for his accomplishments; moments later, he demanded that Batista give him a shot at the title at Armageddon; included footage from the Smackdown! tour of Europe and the outpouring of support from fans celebrating the life of Eddie Guerrero:
Psychosis & Super Crazy won a 6-team battle royal by last eliminating Chad & James Dick at 6:45; other participants included Road Warrior Animal & John Heidenreich, Scotty 2 Hotty & Sho Funaki, Brian Kendrick & Paul London, and Vito & Nunzio; Nunzio by Animal via a press slam at the 29-second mark; Heidenreich was eliminted at the 57-second mark after Animal threw Kendrick into a crowd that was trying to push Heidenreich over the top; Scotty & Funaki by the Dicks (during commercial break); London by a Dick at 5:30 via being pushed off the top; both Dicks by Psychosis via a double headscissors over the top; due to pre-match stipluations, Super Crazy & Psychosis earned a tag team title shot against MNM at Armageddon; Melina, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury stood at ringside for the duration of the match; the lights flickered briefly during the contest
Chris Benoit defeated William Regal via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 7:28; after the bout, Benoit assaulted Booker T, who did guest commentary for the bout alongside Sharmell, by ramming him head-first into the steel post and applying the Crippler Crossface on the floor; Sharmell attempted to break the hold by hitting Benoit with a steel chair but he scared her from doing so
Randy Orton (w/ Bob Orton Jr.) pinned Matt Hardy with the RKO at 5:16 after avoiding a moonsault; after the bout, the lights went out and the Undertaker's voice could be heard throughout the arena; as the Ortons tried to escape ringside, a lightning bolt struck the stage to scare them back inside the ring; Randy repeatedly tried to escape into the crowd but was scared back inside the ring each time by the Undertaker; moments later, Taker told Orton he would have him inside Hell in a Cell
The Boogeyman pinned Simon Dean with a reverse bodyslam at 1:48; prior to the bout, Dean was interviewed backstage by Kristal and said he wasn't afraid of the Boogeyman but then found the Boogeyman's head in a covered dish, who then sang to Dean before eating worms from the plate; moments later, Dean was dragged out to ringside by security after he refused to have the match; after the match, the Boogeyman ate a mouthful of worms (Boogeyman's TV in-ring debut, Kristal's debut as an on-air talent)
Bobby Lashley pinned Sylvan with the Dominator at 4:18; a vignette showcasing Lashley was shown immediately before the bout
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Kane & the Big Show defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) & Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 12:12 when Show pinned Mysterio following a double chokeslam; JBL walked out of the match at the 4 minute mark after suffering a supposed eye injury; after the contest, Show & Kane attempted to assault Mysterio with a steel chair but Batista made the save and hit both men with the chair to clear them from the ring

12/4/05; Columbia, SC; Colonial Center
12/9/05 - included an in-ring promo by Randy Orton, with Bob Orton Sr., in which he said he was sick of the Undertaker's mind games and said he wanted Taker in the ring right now; after calling Taker out, a video package was shown on the big screen of the Undertaker's success in Hell in a Cell against Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, the Big Bossman, and Brock Lesnar; moments later, Taker's voice told Orton he was on the highway to hell; featured several segments throughout the show of the Undertaker making his presence known to Orton in the backstage area:
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) via disqualification at 2:37 when Orlando Jordan interfered as Mysterio attempted the 619; after the bout, Batista made the save for Mysterio against JBL and Jordan; moments later, Teddy Long came out and said the four men would face each other in a tag team contest
Super Crazy (w/ Psychosis & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Joey Mercury (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Johnny Nitro & Melina) with a moonsault at 4:00 after Psychosis prevented Nitro from interfering; after the bout, Kid Kash came out of the crowd and attacked Juventud, allowing MNM to assault Crazy & Psychosis, with Psyhosis being knocked out with one of the tag title belts and Crazy sustaining the Snapshot
The Boogeyman (sub. for Ken Kennedy) pinned Ray Gordy at the 57-second mark with a pumphandle slam; prior to the bout, Palmer Canon announced that Kennedy was injured and unable to compete but a suitable replacement had been found; after the contest, the Boogeyman spat a mouth full of worms onto his opponent's face
Best of Seven Series for the US Title: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Chris Benoit with the scissors kick at 18:53 after hitting Benoit in the back with a steel chair, brought in the ring by Sharmell; Benoit: 0, Booker: 3
Bobby Lashley pinned William Regal (w/ Paul Birchill) with the Dominator at 2:05
World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) & Orlando Jordan at 15:39 when Batista pinned Jordan with a spinebuster and the sit-down powerbomb after Mysterio hit the 619; moments prior to the finish, JBL walked out of the match after appearing to have injured his knee following a trip over Jillian

12/13/05; Springfield, MA; MassMutual Center
12/16/05 - featured clips from the Undertaker's Hell in a Cell matches against Shawn Michaels, Mankind; included footage from the Armageddon press conference held earlier in the week; featured music videos for the Tribute to the Troops set to Staind's "Right Here Waiting" and Scott Stapp's "You Set Me Free"; included a backstage fight between Matt Hardy and John Bradshaw Layfield after JBL interrupted Hardy's backstage interview; later in the broadcast it was announced JBL would face Hardy at Armageddon; featured a closing segment in which Randy Orton said he would refuse the Hell in a Cell match with the Undertaker, with Teddy Long coming out moments later and threatening to sue Orton if he didn't live up to the contract he signed; moments later, Orton attempted to leave ringside but was stopped by a number of druids and the Undertaker; as Taker confronted Orton, one of the druids held the urn in the air, revealing himself to be Bob Orton Jr.; Orton then hit two RKOs on Taker, assaulted him with a steel chair, busting him open, and hit him over the head with the urn; to end the show, Orton grabbed the bloody Taker by the hair and told him he would see him at Armageddon:
The Boogeyman pinned Nunzio (w/ Vito) with a pumphandle slam at 1:42; after the bout, Vito attempted to make the save but was scared away; moments later, the Boogeyman forced Nunzio to eat a handful of worms
Kid Kash pinned Super Crazy at 4:45 with a brainbuster after Crazy failed a moonsault; prior to the bout, it was announced Kash would face WWE Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera at Armageddon; Crazy came ringside with Juventud and Psychosis but both men were sent backstage before the bell rang; after the contest, Kash brought a steel chair into the ring and attempted the brainbuster a second time before Juventud and Psychosis came out, scaring Kash from the ring
World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) to win the titles at 18:19 when Batista pinned Mercury with the sit-down powerbomb after Mysterio hit the 619 on both Melina and Mercury; after the bout, Mysterio celebrated by holding his title belt against a t-shirt of Eddie Guerrero; earlier in the broadcast, Melina tried to talk Batista out of the match by sleeping with him but after the fact Batista refused to opt out of the match; later in the show, Randy Orton congratulated Batista & Mysterio backstage and shook Batista's hand
Bobby Lashley pinned Paul Birchill (w/ William Regal) with the Dominator at 1:29
Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Matt Hardy with the scissors kick at around the 7-minute mark after John Bradshaw Layfield, who did guest commentary for the bout, hit the Clothesline from Hell on Hardy outside the ring as Sharmell distracted the referee; the bout began during the commercial break

12/23/05:
Featured a special "Best of Smackdown! 2005" episode showing the best moments from Smackdown! over the past year

12/27/05; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun Arena
12/30/05 - included an opening backstage segment between Chris Benoit, Teddy Long, Booker T, and Sharmell in which an injured Booker said that because he could not compete due to injury then he should be awarded the United States title since he was ahead in the Best of 7 Series; Long then argued that perhaps Booker should forfeit the match since he could not compete; eventually Benoit, Booker, and Long agreed that the Best of 7 Series would continue that night with Booker choosing his own substitute; featured a backstage segment with Booker T, Sharmell, and Orlando Jordan in which Orlando offered to be Booker's substitute but Booker and Sharmell rejected him, saying he taps out too often; included a backstage segment with Booker and Randy Orton in which Booker convinced Orton to be his substitute, saying Orton was the future of the business and should get over his loss to the Undertaker at Armageddon; featured an in-ring press conference by Melina in which she said she would be suing Batista for sexual harrassment following the backstage incident they had two weeks earlier; included Sho Funaki conducting a podium interview in the arena with WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash in which Kash cut a promo on Juventud Guerrera, then Funaki himself, saying he would never again be the Cruiserweight Champion before hitting the brainbuster onto the podium stage; featured a vignette promoting the in-ring return of Fit Finlay; included the announcement that a trailer for Kane's "See No Evil" film would be shown before the upcoming movie "Hostel":
Matt Hardy defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) via count-out at 6:16 when the Boogeyman came out and distracted JBL after Hardy sustained the Clothesline from Hell, with JBL and Jillian eventually being scared into the crowd after the Boogeyman threw worms on Jillian; prior to the bout, JBL took a mic and told Michael Cole & Tazz at ringside that he did not have a match at Armageddon, rather he made a statement
Super Crazy & Psychosis defeated Chad & James Dick at 4:55 when Crazy pinned Chad with the moonsault after Psychosis hit a missile dropkick as Crazy thew Chad in the air
Best of Seven Series for the US Title: Chris Benoit defeated Randy Orton (sub. for Booker T) via disqualification at 21:14 when Sharmell, who did guest commentary at ringside along with Booker T, interfered and hit Benoit with one of Booker's crutches as Orton was caught in the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, Orton hit the RKO on Benoit as Benoit was distracted by Booker and Sharmell on the floor; Benoit: 2, Booker: 3
Bobby Lashley defeated Sylvan via count-out at 1:32 when Sylvan walked out of the match, claiming Lashley punched him in the face
Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ Melina) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the titles at 14:03 when Mercury pinned Batista after Mark Henry made his return by interfering and hitting a press powerslam on the champion after the referee was knocked out; after the bout, Henry left ringside with MNM (Henry's surprise return after a nearly 2 year absence)

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