WWE SMACKDOWN!

2007

Taped 1/2/07; Lakeland, FL; Civic Center
1/5/07 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Teddy Long announced 16 wrestlers would be competing in a "Beat the Clock" series with the wrestler to get the fastest win will face World Heavyweight Champion Batista at the Royal Rumble; Long then introduced Batista, who said he loved the idea, and then brought out Kane as the first participant of the night; included Maryse, in lingerie, welcoming the audience back from commercial; Johnny Damon of the New York Yankees was in attendance; featured John Bradshaw Layfield showing photos which showed the third degree burns MVP sustained at Armageddon before bringing MVP to the ring, who talked about the fact he couldn't do anything for himself, blamed Teddy Long for putting him in that position, and said he would compete in the Beat the Clock series despite his injury and go on to the title shot at the Royal Rumble; included a vignette of Batista, showing his years in Evolution, his World Heavyweight Title win over Triple H, his jump to Smackdown!, injury at the hands of Mark Henry, and giving up the title; featured Kristal interviewing Vickie Guerrero about the fact everyone has turned their back on her - Chris Benoit, the fans, and even Chavo Guerrero Jr. - and began to cry after saying she had no one left:
Beat the Clock: Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the chokeslam at 7:53 immediately after Chavo hit the Frog Splash
Beat the Clock: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London fought WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick to a draw at 7:54 when neither man was able to beat Kane's time; after the bout, Ashley came out and raised both men's hands and all three hugged; Batista was shown watching the match backstage
Beat the Clock: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match with the scissors kick after Sharmell grabbed Helms' foot at 6:24; Batista was shown watching the match backstage; after the bout, the Boogeyman came out from under the ring, hit the tree slam on Helms, and spat worms on him
Ashley pinned Jillian Hall by reversing a bodyslam into an inside cradle at 2:58; prior to the bout, Jillian cut an insert promo on the match; after the contest, Jillian kicked Ashley to the floor
Beat the Clock: Tatanka fought Jimmy Wang Yang to a draw at 6:28 when the match was stopped when neither man could beat Booker T's time; after the match, Tatanka attacked Yang from behind before dropping him with the Samoan Drop
Beat the Clock: Ken Kennedy pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 5:06 after pulling Benoit face-first into an unprotected turnbuckle; after the bout, Teddy Long interrupted Kennedy's in-ring promo by Kennedy, saying the Beat the Clock series would continue with four more matches and said MVP, Matt Hardy, Finlay, and the Undertaker would be among those with a chance to beat his time

Taped 1/9/07; Peoria, IL; Civic Center
1/12/07 - included Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial; featured a recap of the 4-way tag team title ladder match at Armageddon; included a commercial advertising the DVD release of "The Marine," available Jan. 30; featured a second Batista vignette detailing his injury, return to the ring, and World Heavyweight Title victory over Booker T; included a vignette of the Inferno match at Armageddon; featured the announcement WWE US Champion Chris Benoit would face Chavo Guerrero Jr. the following week in a No DQ match; included Kristal interviewing World Heavyweight Champion Batista about the possible challenge of Ken Kennedy or the Undertaker at the Royal Rumble:
Beat the Clock: Matt Hardy fought Finlay to a draw at 5:10 when neither was able to beat Ken Kennedy's time of 5:07; prior to the bout, Ken Kennedy cut a backstage promo saying he didn't think anyone could beat his time set last week; Kennedy was shown watching the match backstage; after the bout, Joey Mercury - wearing a mask to cover the injury sustained at Armageddon - attacked Hardy, hit him with a chair, and attempted to lock his head in the chair until Michael Hayes, Mike Rotundo, and referees intervened; after the commercial break, Kristal interviewed Mercury backstage in which he said he wouldn't stop until Matt Hardy's face looked worse than his
Tatanka pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 5:49 by catching Yang coming off the top and hitting a modified uranage
Ken Kennedy pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 20:43 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage as Benoit attempted to put an interfering Chavo Guerrero Jr. in the Sharpshooter; after the bout, Benoit attacked Chavo, who came out early in the match to do guest commentary, and scared him into the crowd
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick & Paul London (w/ Ashley) defeated William Regal & Dave Taylor at 9:12 when Kendrick pinned Regal with a backslide
Beat the Clock: MVP fought Vito to a draw at 5:08 when neither man could beat Ken Kennedy's time of 5:07; after the bout, MVP kicked Vito to the floor but Vito eventually threw him back-first into the ringpost
Beat the Clock: The Undertaker fought Mike Mizanin to a draw at 5:07 when neither was able to beat Ken Kennedy's time of 5:07; Kennedy came out early in the match and interfered throughout to delay Taker's victory, either by climbing on the apron or pulling Mizanin out of the ring to stall for time; Taker had Mizanin covered with the tombstone when time ran out; because Kennedy's time stood as the fastest, he earned a World Heavyweight Title shot at the Royal Rumble

Taped 1/16/07; Little Rock, AR; Alltel Arena
1/19/07 - included an opening in-ring segment in which Ken Kennedy bragged about his victory in the Beat the Clock series and his World Heavyweight Title shot at the Royal Rumble; moments later, Teddy Long appeared and said Kennedy would be facing the man he screwed out of a victory the week before - the Undertaker; Long then said if Taker beat Kennedy then the title match at the Rumble would be Kennedy vs. Batista vs. Taker in a three-way; featured Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial break; included Mike Mizanin speaking with Layla and Ashley backstage in which he told them he could have beaten the Undertaker before Kane walked up behind him; featured Kristal trying to interview Vickie Guerrero backstage in which Vickie told her she had something personal she wanted to talk about and took her into her dressing room; included a video package highlighting the Chris Benoit / Chavo Guerrero Jr. feud; featured Kristal interviewing World Heavyweight Champion Batista backstage regarding the possibility of facing both Kennedy and Taker at the Rumble, during which he said he would be ringside for the night's main event; included Jillian Hall speaking with Kennedy backstage in which she told him to put Teddy Long in his place; featured Long telling Kennedy he was being disrespectful and the match against Taker was still on; included a look at the DVD release of "The Marine;" featured Kristal speaking backstage with Long about an idea she had, with Booker T & Sharmell then appearing and Booker saying he would regain his title at WrestleMania after winning the Royal Rumble; Long then said Booker would be part of a six-man over-the-top-rope challenge the following week:
Matt Hardy pinned Joey Mercury at 5:04 with a double leg pickup into a roll over; Mercury wore a protective face mask for the match; after the bout, Johnny Nitro and Melina came ringside, with Nitro & Mercury attacking Hardy and hitting the Snapshot onto the exposed concrete floor
MVP, William Regal & Dave Taylor defeated Vito, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick & Paul London (w/ Ashley) at 5:31 when MVP pinned Kendrick with a modified side slam after blocking Kendrick's Sliced Bread #2 attempt on Regal
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the Sharpshooter in a No DQ match at 9:54 after avoiding a chairshot to the head
Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated two unknowns at 1:32 when Domino scored the pin following a boot to the face from Deuce (Deuce, Domino, & Cherry's surprise TV debut)
Kane pinned Mike Mizanin with the chokeslam at 3:50
Ken Kennedy defeated the Undertaker via disqualification at 12:49 when World Heavyweight Champion Batista, who did guest commentary for the bout, speared Kennedy out of the ring as Taker attempted the chokeslam - moments after Kennedy punched Batista outside the ring; after the bout, Taker stared at Batista as the champion challenged Kennedy on the floor; due to pre-match stipulations, the Kennedy-Batista match at the Rumble would remain one-on-one; had Taker won, the match would have been a three-way for the championship

Taped 1/23/07; Mobile, AL; Civic Center
1/26/07 - featured Maryse welcoming the audience back from the commercial breaks; included MVP confronting Teddy Long backstage, complaining of having to face Kane later in the night and then saying he wouldn't; Long then said if he didn't face Kane he wouldn't be in the 6-man mini Royal Rumble match later in the night nor would he be in the 30-man Rumble; featured an in-ring promo by Ken Kennedy regarding his upcoming title match against Batista at the Royal Rumble until Batsita interrupted and confronted Kennedy; moments later, the Undertaker appeared in the ring and went to kick Kennedy but knocked down Batista instead when Kennedy moved; included Michael Cole interviewing Vladimir Kozlov in the crowd as to which brand he would be working for, with Kozlov saying he was still in negotiations with all three; featured Kristal showing up in Long's office, flirting, and then leaving; moments later, Vickie Guerrero came in but saw Long was busy and left; included footage of Kane eliminating 11 participants from the 2001 Royal Rumble:
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match at 4:10 with the sit-down powerbomb; prior to the bout, Helms cut a promo on Batista as the champion stood in the ring
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Mike Mizanin in a non-title match via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 6:09; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Benoit's 2004 Royal Rumble victory
Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Adam Evans & John Robinson at 3:15 when Deuce pinned Evans with a boot to the face as Domino held Evans' head up off the mat
Finlay fought Booker T (w/ Sharmell) to a no contest at 5:17 when both men began fighting on the floor after Booker grabbed Finlay's midget as he tried to pull Sharmell under the ring; Sharmell did guest commentary for much of the bout
Melina, Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury defeated Ashley, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick at 5:29 when Mercury pinned Kendrick following the Snapshot behind the referee's back
Kane defeated MVP via disqualification at 7:58 after MVP grabbed a steel chair from ringside and repeatedly hit Kane with it; moments later, MVP pulled a gas can out from underneath the ring but was kicked in the face by Kane and scared to the floor
WWE US Champin Chris Benoit, MVP, Booker T, Finlay, and Mike Mizanin fought to a no contest at around the 8:30 mark after the Undertaker appeared and eliminated half of the participants; order of elimination before Taker appeared: Kane by Finlay (1:58); Mizanin by Finlay (5:42); after clearing the ring, Taker posed alone in the ring to close the show

Taped 1/30/07; Houston, TX; Toyota Center
2/2/07 - featured a commercial for the DVD release of "The Marine;" Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top was shown in the crowd during the show; included a pre-taped interview by Kristal of Vickie Guerrero, now without her neckbrace, in which Vickie singled out Teddy Long for having unsafe working conditions and said an opportunity had opened up for her on Smackdown! that would bring her a lot of success in the near future; featured World Heavyweight Champion Batista meeting with Long backstage in which he said he needed to know whether the Undertaker would face him at WrestleMania and would need to know by the end of the night; included an in-ring segment with Booker T & Sharmell in which Booker was presented with a key to the city; moments later, Booker cut a promo saying he was better than other Houston natives such as Walter Cronkite, Roger Clemens, and Patrick Swayze, and the Houston Rockets; Booker then singled out Billy Gibbons on the floor before Kane appeared, threw the "city officials" out of the way, and knocked Booker to the floor; featured Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial break; included Long confronting Kennedy backstage about his actions after his match earlier in the night, with Long granting Kennedy a rematch against Batista the following week; featured a closing in-ring segment in which Batista demanded the Undertaker come out and answer the question as to which world champion he would be facing at WrestleMania, with WWE World Champion John Cena then appearing and saying he wanted to know the answer as well since Taker appeared on Raw just after Cena & Michaels won the tag team championship and gave the impression he wanted a shot at Cena's title; moments later, Taker appeared but before he could answer Shawn Michaels came out, said nothing was proven in his and Taker's battle at the Rumble, and challenged Taker to put his world title shot on the line in a one-on-one contest; Vince McMahon then came out, said he didn't care what Michaels wanted, and announced Cena & Michaels would face Batista & Taker at No Way Out:
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit pinned Finlay with a roll up at 15:14 after the challenger became distracted by the Boogeyman who appeared from underneath the ring, grabbing Finlay's midget; moments later, the midget ran away from the Boogeyman before Finlay finally forced him back under the ring
Deuce & Dominio (w/ Cherry) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick & Paul London (w/ Ashley) in a non-title match at 7:43 when Domino pinned Kendrick following Deuce's running kick to the face as Domino held Kendrick's head off the mat
Ken Kennedy pinned Vito with the Green Bay Plunge at 2:38; after the match, Kennedy choked Vito with his own dress
Ashley defeated Jillian Hall and Kristal in a bikini contest; Jillian objected to the rules and opted to sing Britney Spears' "Oops, I Did it Again..." to show her talents until MC for the contest, John Bradshaw Layfield, took the mic away, saying "Michael Hayes singing 'Badstreet' was better than that;" after the contest, Ashley stripped Jillian
Mike Mizanin pinned Matt Hardy at 4:30 with the Mizard of Oz after Joey Mercury interfered and hit Hardy in the jaw with his protective face mask, knocking Hardy out

Taped 2/6/07; Omaha, NE; Qwest Center
2/9/07 - featured the announcement Rey Mysterio Jr. would be on Smackdown! in two weeks to comment on how his recovery was progressing; included Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial break; featured a recap of Kane and Booker T battling at the Royal Rumble and Kane interrupting Booker's in-ring segment the previous week; included Booker & Sharmell confronting Teddy Long backstage about Kane, with Long saying Booker would face Kane at No Way Out, with Booker & Sharmell objecting; featured an in-ring promo by Ken Kennedy in which he said while everyone was talking about the Undertaker facing World Heavyweight Champion Batista at WrestleMania it would be Kennedy, not Batista, who would be the champion by the time of the pay-per-view and he was being overlooked by both men; moments later, Batista ran out to the ring and had a pull-apart brawl with Kennedy until Kennedy escaped into the crowd; included a commercial for the DVD release of "The Marine;" featured Kristal hitting on Long until Jillian Hall interrupted, with Long then making a Divas invitational talent contest for No Way Out; included the announcement the Boogeyman would face Finlay at No Way Out:
The Undertaker pinned Mike Mizanin with the tombstone at 3:52; after the bout, Taker hit a powerbomb on Mizanin through the announce table
Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) in a non-title match at 5:05 when Domino pinned London following a double axe handle off the top / Diamond Cutter double team after Deuce threw London off the top; prior to the bout, it was announced Kendrick & London would defend against the Hardy Boyz, MNM, and William Regal & Dave Taylor in a ladder match at No Way Out; during the match, it was announced Ashley would debut her Playboy cover the following week
Joey Mercury pinned Matt Hardy by reversing the Side Effect into a modified victory roll at 13:00
Finlay pinned the Boogeyman at 4:00 after hitting him in the leg with the shillalaugh behind the referee's back after the Boogeyman attempted to pour worms on Finlay's midget, who he scared into the ring late in the match
Daivari pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match at 4:55 with a roll over and grabbing the ropes for leverage (Daivari's surprise Smackdown! return)
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Ken Kennedy with the sit-down powerbomb at 15:40; after the bout, the Undertaker appeared and had a staredown with Batista from the entrance way as the show came to a close

Taped 2/13/07; Seattle, WA; Key Arena
2/16/07 - featured a commercial for the DVD release of "The Marine;" included a pre-taped segment of Booker T & Sharmell 'At the Movies' reviewing Kane's acting in "See No Evil," in which both laughed at Kane before Booker acted out the scene as he would have done it to show how much better an actor he was; eventually the lighting went red and Kane appeared behind Booker & Sharmell, scaring them both away; featured WWE World Champion John Cena speaking with Shawn Michaels backstage in which Michaels said he would make sure nothing happened to Cena between then and WrestleMania; included a backstage segment with Kristal and Teddy Long in which Jillian Hall interrupted and said she was thinking of rapping at the No Way Out talent show; after Jillian left, Kristal took off her top as a message to Long; featured a Dusty Rhodes video package to promote his induction into the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame class; included ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley meeting with Long backstage, after Kristal left, in which Ken Kennedy interrupted outraged over his tag team loss; moments later, Kennedy challenged Lashley to a title match at No Way Out; featured an in-ring segment in which Ashley debuted her Playboy cover, available March 12; included Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial; featured a commercial for the "Grind House" double-feature; included the announcement ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley would defend against Ken Kennedy at No Way Out; featured the announcement the Finlay / Boogeyman match at No Way Out would now be a mixed tag team match with their two midgets; included Randy Orton and Edge speaking about their match in the night's main event; featured a vignette promoting the appearance of Rey Mysterio Jr. the following week:
The Boogeyman pinned Finlay at 4:07 by hitting him with his staff after a midget Boogeyman appeared and attacked Finlay's midget when he tried to interfere
Deuce (w/ Domino & Cherry) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Paul London) at 3:37 with a boot to the face after Domino pushed Kendrick off the top; prior to the bout, it was announced Deuce & Domino would challenge Kendrick & London for the titles at No Way Out, instead of the previously scheduled 4-way tag team title ladder match which was not mentioned on commentary
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions - WWE World Champion John Cena & Shawn Michaels defeated Ken Kennedy & MVP at 17:08 in a non-title match when Cena pinned MVP with the FU after Michaels prevented Kennedy from using a steel chair
Scotty 2 Hotty defeated WWE Cruiserwight Champion Gregory Helms via disqualification in a non-title match when Daivari attacked Scotty as he attempted the Worm at 1:59; after the bout, Sho Funaki, Jamie Noble, Shannon Moore, and Jimmy Wang Yang all came out, with Yang as the last man standing after knocking down Helms
World Heavyweight Champion Batista & the Undertaker defeated Edge & Randy Orton at 12:55 when Taker pinned Edge with the chokeslam and tombstone; after the bout, Shawn Michaels hit the superkick on Taker and Cena dropped Batista with the FU as the show came to a close

Taped 2/20/07; San Diego, CA; ipayOne Center
2/23/07 - featured Michael Cole interviewing World Heavyweight Champion Batista in the ring to open the show in which Batista said he had nothing but respect for the Undertaker but could not apologize for what he did at No Way Out because of the chokeslam Taker gave him several weeks back; he then said he would go into WrestleMania with the title and would leave with the title; included several clips throughout the show highlighting Rey Mysterio Jr.'s career - his tag team title win with Eddie Guerrero, his 2006 Royal Rumble victory, World Heavyweight Title win at WrestleMania 22, and putting John Bradshaw Layfield into retirement; featured Maryse welcoming the fans back from the commercial breaks; included Vickie Guerrero speaking with Kristal backstage in which Vickie said her "surprise" had already been taken care of; featured a vignette promoting Ashley's appearance in 'Playboy,' available March 12; included the announcement the Undertaker would respond to Batista's comments the following week; featured a video package promoting Curt Hennig's induction into the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame; included a closing in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr., using a walking cane, in which he talked about how happy he was to be back home; moments later, Vince McMahon, with several security guards, came out, and cut a lengthy promo on his hair vs. hair match against Donald Trump at WrestleMania; after Mysterio said Vince was a loser, Vince introduced his WrestleMania disignee WWE IC Champion Umaga; Vince then asked Mysterio to answer again but, before he could do so, Vince hit him with his own cane and Umaga dropped him with a Samoan Drop before crushing him in the corner; Vince then ordered Umaga to hit a top rope splash onto Mysterio's injured knee; Mysterio was then taken backstage on a stretcher as the show came to a close:
Matt Hardy, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) defeated Joey Mercury, Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 11:22 when Hardy pinned Mercury with the Twist of Fate after Mercury tried using his facemask as a weapon
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Scotty 2 Hotty in a non-title match with a roll over and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage at 7:39; early in the bout, Gregory Helms was seen watching the bout backstage
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Kane in a falls count anywhere match at 17:56 by pinning Kane on the floor after the Great Khali attacked Kane and threw him through the ringside barricade; after the commercial break, Booker & Sharmell were shown celebrating backstage until Khali appeared, with Booker extending his hand for Khali to shake and Khali shaking his arm before walking off
Finlay & Lil Bastard defeated the Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman at around the 4-minute mark when Bastard pinned Boogeyman with a DDT after Finlay hit Boogeyman with his shillalagh (the bout began during the commercial break)

Taped 2/27/07; San Jose, CA; HP Pavilion
3/2/07 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Batista regarding his title defense against the Undertaker at WrestleMania until he was interrupted by Taker appearing in a graveyard on the big screen, who said all things must die, and then proceeded to dig a grave for Batista's title reign; the cast of "Grindhouse" sat ringside for the show; included Kristal interviewing MVP backstage about his Money in the Bank qualifying match later in the show; featured Maryse welcoming the fans back from commercial; included a look at the previous week's confrontation between Rey Mysterio Jr. and Vince McMahon in which Umaga assaulted the already injured Mysterio; featured a commercial for Mick Foley's The Hardcore Diaries in which he mentioned Katie Couric, Rudy Guliani, Hillary Clinton, Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Donald Rumsfeld, Jack Nicholas, and Barry Bonds as being in his book; included an in-ring promo by Vince McMahon regarding his hair vs. hair contest at WrestleMania against Donald Trump and Umaga facing ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley and then announced a guest referee would be announced for the match the following Monday; moments later, Lashley came out with Vince offering him twice as much money than Trump did and slapping him after Lashley said no; Lashley then scared Vince from ringside; after the commercial break, Ken Kennedy asked McMahon for a match later in the night against Lashley with Vince making it a title match where Kennedy can't be counted-out or disqualified and if Lashley is he loses the title; featured a video package promoting Jerry Lawler's induction into the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame; included the announcement World Heavyweight Champion Batista would face Kane and the Undertaker would face Finlay the following week:
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Matt Hardy pinned Joey Mercury with a Twist of Fate off the middle turnbuckle at 13:50 after Mercury took his protective facemask off; Booker T, with Sharmell, did guest commentary for the bout; during the match, Booker made mention of the Hardyz ladder matches against Edge & Christian (Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story)
Jimmy Wang Yang, Shannon Moore, & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., Daivari, & Gregory Helms at 7:18 when Yang pinned Daivari with a moonsault off the top after Daivari hit the corner
Ashley pinned Jillian Hall at 2:26 with an elbow drop from the middle turnbuckle; a giant poster of Ashley's Playboy cover was hung over the entrance stage for the duration of the match
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Finlay defeated WWE US Champion Chris Benoit and MVP at 11:09 by pinning Benoit after hitting both opponents with his shallalagh as Hornswaggle, Finlay's midget, distracted the referee; prior to the bout, Finlay confronted Michael Cole on the floor and told him the midget's name wasn't Little Bastard but Hornswaggle
ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley pinned Ken Kennedy at 10:35 with the running powerslam; pre-match stipulations stated Kennedy couldn't be disqualified or counted-out and if Lashley was he would lose the title

Taped 3/6/07; Tucson, AZ; Convention Center
3/9/07 - included Kristal interviewing World Heavyweight Champion Batista backstage regarding his match later in the night against Kane as well as the Undertaker's WrestleMania undefeated streak; featured Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial; included MVP confronting Teddy Long backstage in which he said he wanted a US title shot against Chris Benoit at WrestleMania, with Long saying he would think about it; featured Kristal interviewing Kane backstage regarding Batista's comments toward him earlier; included a video package highlighting ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley's pull apart brawl with Umaga on Raw, his steel cage match win over Hardcore Holly, and in-ring confrontations with Vince McMahon; featured comments from Howie Mandel, Dr. Drew, Erik Estrada, Mark Cuban, and John Travolta regarding who they would rather see bald - Donald Trump or Vince McMahon; most said Trump; included the debut of Miz TV with guests Ashley and WWE Women's Champion Melina in which Melina insulted Ashley for posing for Playboy before Ashley challenged her to a title match at WrestleMania; moments later, Melina attacked Ashley but Ashley eventually cleared the champion from the ring; featured Kristal asking Kane backstage to compare the Undertaker to Batista, citing he was the only person to face both, until he was jumped and bloodied by the Great Khali; included Kristal interviewing Finlay backstage regarding his match with the Undertaker later in the night:
Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Matt Hardy at 13:31 with the scissors kick after Sharmell, who did guest commentary for the bout, hit Hardy in the face with her shoe; prior to the bout, it was announced Randy Orton, Ric Flair, and Carlito Caribbean Cool would compete in a triple threat match on Raw to determine the final participant for the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Kane in a non-title match at 17:17 with the sit-down powerbomb out of the corner as Kane punched the champion while standing on the turnbuckle
Ken Kennedy pinned CM Punk at 8:58 with a neckbreaker off the middle turnbuckle after kicking Punk as he stood on the turnbuckle, causing his legs to become tangled
The Undertaker pinned Finlay with the tombstone at 17:17, despite interference from Hornswaggle; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Batista appeared and gave Taker the thumbs down sign, with Taker then motioning he would take Batista out at WrestleMania

Taped 3/13/07; Trenton, NJ; Sovereign Bank Arena
3/16/07 - featured an opening segment with World Heavyweight Champion Batista was a guest of Miz TV, in which Mike Mizanin said the Undertaker, if he wanted to, could come out and kick Batista's ass; moments later, the lights went out and Mizanin laughed at Batista for falling for the trick; Batista laughed off the joke but then hit the sit-down powerbomb to close the segment; included clips of Ashley and Kane filming scenes for the following Thursday's episode of 'Smallville;' featured Kristal interviewing Ken Kennedy backstage regarding his loss and his match at WrestleMania; included John Bradshaw Layfield commenting on his match against Shawn Michaels Monday on Raw in which he said he would have special in store for Michaels; featured a video package highlighting the career of the late Ernie Ladd; included Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial break; featured Finlay meeting with Booker T & Sharmell backstage asking where the missing Hornswaggle was; after Booker and Finlay left the dressing room, a drunk Hornswaggle with a glass of beer scared Sharmell and tried to get her to kiss him for St. Patrick's Day; included comments from Kelly Hu, Rex Lee, Dayna Devon & Mark McGrath from 'Extra,' Lou Diamond Phillips, Shanna Moakler, Jason Alexander regarding the hair vs. hair match at WrestleMania, with most saying they wanted to see Trump bald; featured a video package promoting Mr. Fuji's induction into the WWE 2007 Hall of Fame class; included a commercial for the DVD release of 'The Marine':
Matt Hardy pinned Ken Kennedy with a reversal into the Twist of Fate at 17:38
MVP pinned Honduran Champion El Grande Latte in a non-title match at 1:33 with the Play Maker; prior to the bout, MVP introduced his masked opponent as undefeated; after the match, MVP grabbed the mic and addressed his challenge to Teddy Long for a title shot at WrestleMania against WWE US Champion Chris Benoit, then cut a promo on Benoit and former US champions Ric Flair, Harley Race, and Dusty Rhodes; after MVP called Benoit a coward, Long appeared and introduced Benoit as MVP's opponent at WrestleMania; Benoit then came out with both men brawling until Benoit attempted the Crippler Crossface and MVP fled the ring
WWE Women's Champion Melina, Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury defeated Ashley, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick at 9:42 when Mercury pinned London with the Snapshot after London sustained a low blow from Melina behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, it was announced London & Kendrick had held the titles 300 days, making them the fourth longest titleholders in WWE history and surpassing the reign of Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf; after the match, Ashley attacked Melina on the floor until the two women were pulled apart
Kane fought Daivari to a no contest at around the 3-minute mark when, after assaulting him on the floor, Kane wrapped a chain with a steel hook around Daivari's neck and dragged him backstage; prior to the bout, it was announced Kane would face the Great Khali at WrestleMania; after the commercial break, Kane was shown dragging Daivari into what appeared to be the boiler room of the arena
The Undertaker defeated Booker T (w/ Sharmell) via disqualification at 15:13 when Finlay assaulted Taker with his shallalagh as Taker attempted the powerbomb; after the match, Booker and Finlay double teamed Taker on the floor and with the weapon until Taker fought back, eventually throwing Finlay onto World Heavyweight Champion Batista, who did guest commentary for the bout; moments later, Taker hit the chokeslam on Booker inside the ring before leaving ringside; as the show came to a close, a furious Batista took off his tie and motioned for Taker to fight him then and there as Taker left ringside

Taped 3/20/07; Cleveland, OH; Quicken Loans Arena
3/23/07 - featured an opening segment in tribute to the passing of Arnold Skaaland; included an in-ring promo by Vince McMahon regarding his shaving Eugene's head on Raw, during which he said when he shaved Donald Trump's head at WrestleMania he would symbolically be shaving the head of every person in the audience; he then said he would pin ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley the following week on Raw and introduced Ken Kennedy & Randy Orton as Lashley's opponents later in the night; McMahon said since neither man could beat Lashley in a singles match, they would face Lashley in a handicap tables match; featured the announcement the Wild Samoans - Afa & Sika - would be inducted into the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame; included a backstage segment where Teddy Long gave Kristal a rose, with John Bradshaw Layfield then appearing and asking for an interview the next week with both the Undertaker and World Heavyweight Champion Batista; featured a backstage segment in which Booker T & Finlay attacked Batista from behind until they were pulled away by officials:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) defeated Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury (w/ WWE Women's Champion Melina) at around the 5-minute mark when London pinned Mercury with a crossbody off the top after Ashley prevented Melina from interfering
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a non-title match
MVP defeated Cedric Von Haussen
ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley defeated Randy Orton & Ken Kennedy in a handicap tables match
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Gregory Helms via submission with the Crippler Crossface in a non-title match
The Undertaker defeated Booker T (w/ Sharmell) & Finlay via disqualification in a handicap match at 11:46 when Finlay hit Taker with his shallalagh as Taker attempted to hit the chokeslam on both men; the match was scheduled as a tag team match with World Heavyweight Champion Batista as Taker's partner but Batista was unable to compete due to the backstage attack he sustained from Booker & Finlay earlier in the show; after the bout, Batista made the save for Taker, with Batista setting Booker up for the powerbomb as Taker set up Finlay for his own; moments later, Batista threw Booker into Taker as Taker attempted to powerbomb Finlay, knocking Taker to the mat; Taker and Batista stared at each other as the show came to a close

Taped 3/27/07; Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena
3/30/07 - featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Kristal in which Long told her he would take her out for dinner and dancing later in the night; included Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial; featured clips throughout the show detailing the history between World Heavyweight Champion Batista and the Undertaker; included a look at "The Condemned;" featured footage of the WrestleMania press conference held the previous Wednesday at Trump Tower with comments from WWE World Champion John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Vince McMahon, Trump, ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley, Steve Austin, during which Trump slapped Vince across the face; included a closing segment in which John Bradshaw Layfield was to interview World Heavyweight Champion Batista and the Undertaker in the ring but Steve Austin appeared and dropped JBL with the Stunner before the participants appeared; after the commercial break, Long - surrounded by security - introduced Batista and Taker and then moderated the interview until the two men fought through the security and traded blows in the ring and at ringside; Batista dropped Taker with the spinebuster and left the ring, with Taker then standing up and the two locking eyes as the show ended:
Matt Hardy fought the Great Khali (sub. for Edge) to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark when Khali became distracted by Kane's pyro, with Khali then going out to the floor as Kane appeared on the big screen and cut a promo on facing Khali at WrestleMania; prior to the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo on the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania; after Hardy made his entrance, Edge said he wouldn't risk injury with such an important match coming up and brought out Khali as his replacement
Finlay pinned Ken Kennedy with the Celtic Cross at 5:58 after Hornswaggle interfered and hit a somersault splash off a step ladder as the referee tried to get a full-size ladder away from Finlay; the Money in the Bank briefcase hung over the ring for the match
MVP pinned Ethiopian Champion Vito Batomango with the Playmaker at 1:30; prior to the bout, MVP put over Batomango's accomplishments and afterwards cut a promo on facing WWE US Champion Chris Benoit at WrestleMania
Jeff Hardy pinned Randy Orton with a modified sunset flip at 15:23 after Orton became distracted by Edge at ringside, who appeared late in the bout and attacked Hardy at ringside until Orton yelled at him to go away; the Money in the Bank briefcase hung over the ring for the match
Ashley, Torrie Wilson, Maria, Mickie James, & Candice Michelle defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina, Michelle McCool, Jillian Hall, Kristal, & Victoria at 3:33 when Ashley pinned Jillian by reversing a powerbomb into a hurricanrana
CM Punk pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) at 6:39 with a roll up into a bridge; the Money in the Bank briefcase hung over the ring for the match

Taped 4/3/07; Ft. Wayne, IN; Allen County War Memorial
4/6/07 - featured press clippings and coverage from WrestleMania 23; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Kristal, in which Kristal gave Long a card, with Ken Kennedy then interrupting and saying he wanted Hornswaggle after what happened in the opening match; Long then said Kennedy would face Hornswaggle & Finlay the following week in a handicap match; featured a backstage segment in which Ashley spoke with Timbaland until Jillian Hall interrupted and started singing, hoping Timbaland could be her producer, with Timbaland turning her down; included a WrestleMania 23 music video to the tune of Default's "The Memory Will Never Die" and Saliva's "Ladies and Gentlemen;" featured a backstage segment in which Booker T consoled a crying Sharmell, saying she meant more to him than Money in the Bank; after the two hugged, she slapped him and stormed off; included a vignette promoting the return of Mark Henry; included footage from the premiere of "The Condemned" the previous Friday at Detroit's Fox Theatre, with comments from fans, WWE World Champion John Cena, Triple H, Ken Kennedy, Ron Simmons, and Candice Michelle; featured the announcement Deuce & Domino would face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick the following week in a title match; included a backstage segment in which Booker said someone would pay for his bad night; featured footage from the 2007 Hall of Fame ceremony; included a vignette highlighting the Undertaker's 15 wins at WrestleMania; featured a closing in-ring segment with World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker in which he was interrupted by Batista, who congratulated Taker on the win, said he wanted a rematch, and then left ringside; Booker T then attacked Taker from behind, with Taker eventually dropping Booker with a tombstone onto the commentary table to close the show:
Ken Kennedy pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Jeff Hardy at 12:46 with a kick to the back of the knee and a DDT after avoiding the Swanton; prior to the bout, Kennedy cut a lengthy in-ring promo on his Money in the Bank win at WrestleMania and said he would now be known as Mr. Money in the Bank; after the contest, Hornswaggle approached Kennedy in the aisle, distracting him long enough for Finlay to hit Kennedy from behind with his shallalagh; Finlay then threatened to put Kennedy in a wheelchair if he ever put his hands on Hornswaggle again
Mike Mizanin pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 7:29 when MVP, who came out of the crowd moments earlier, pulled Mizanin out of the way of Benoit's diving headbutt
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) with an inside cradle at 9:35; after the bout, Sharmell grabbed the mic, verbally berated Booker and said he was a disappointment to her and to himself; moments later, Sharmell walked off and left Booker alone in the ring
Kane fought Dave Taylor (w/ William Regal) to a no contest when Kane assaulted both men around ringside before the match began
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Gregory Helms in a non-title match at 13:50 when London pinned Helms following a Sliced Bread #2 off the top / powerbomb combo; prior to the bout, Deuce, Domino, & Cherry drove out in a convertible and watched the match from the aisle

Taped 4/10/07; Providence, RI; Dunkin Donuts Center
4/13/07 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Teddy Long in which he announced Batista would face World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker at Backlash in a last man standing match; included a backstage segment with Michelle McCool in which she found Ashley screaming and crying backstage after she was allegedly attacked in her lockerroom by Jillian Hall, upset she wouldn't be in Timbaland's new video, with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick then appearing to look over Ashley; featured a commercial for Mick Foley's The Hardcore Diaries; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Kristal in which he said Smackdown! would be celebrating its 400th episode next week and he had something special planned for her; moments later, Deuce, Domino, & Cherry busted into the lockerroom arguing their loss, with Long telling them to start abiding to the rules; featured a look at the plot of "The Condemned;" included Kristal conducting a backstage interview with MVP about his non-title win over Chris Benoit; featured the announcement Booker T had sustained a torn miniscus and sprained neck from the attack from the Undertaker the previous week; included a vignette promoting the return of Mark Henry:
Ken Kennedy fought Finlay & Hornswaggle to a no contest when, before the match began, Kennedy apologized for the recent arguments between the two wrestlers and eventually had Finlay shake his hand to put the past behind them; moments later, Teddy Long appeared and said they would be wrestling and it would be later in the night against Batista & World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) via disqualification at 13:00 when referee Mickey Henson stopped the match for constant double teaming immediately after Kendrick was thrown to the floor and London sustained Domino's running boot to the face
MVP pinned WWE US Champion Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 20:02 by blocking a modified victory roll and grabbing the ring ropes for leverage
Kane pinned Daivari with the chokeslam at 2:38; after the bout, William Regal & Dave Taylor jumped Kane, with Kane eventually scaring them from the ring
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Batista defeated Ken Kennedy & Finlay at 20:53 when Batista pinned Kennedy with the sit-down powerbomb after tagging himself in as Taker signalled for the tombstone

Taped 4/17/07; Milan, Italy; Datchforum
4/20/07 - 400th episode; included clippings from the European media of the WWE tour; featured a look at Vinnie Jones' role in "The Condemned;" included an in-ring promo by Jillian Hall of her attack the previous week on Ashley before she began singing and insulting the Italian fans; moments later, Michelle McCool appeared and knocked Jillian to the floor; featured a vignette of Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial break; included a vignette promoting the return of Mark Henry in two weeks; featured a clipping from the latest Men's Fitness magazine focusing on "The Condemned" as well as a look at the stunts in the film; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, William Regal, and Dave Taylor in which Long scheduled them in a tag team match against Kane & the Boogeyman for the following week; moments later, Kristal arrived after a shopping spree:
Batista defeated Finlay via disqualification at 8:21 when Ken Kennedy interfered and helped double team Batista; after the bout, Finlay dropped Batista with the Celtic Cross before they were sent from ringside by referees
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated MVP, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., & Gregory Helms at 9:14 when Helms submitted to Benoit's Sharpshooter after Benoit backdropped MVP while keeping the hold applied; prior to the bout, it was announced tickets for Survivor Series would go on sale the following day
Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick & Paul London to win the titles at 8:55 when Deuce pinned Kendrick following a kick to the head as Domino held Kendrick in the air; London was injured early in the bout after missing a moonsault to the floor
Kane defeated William Regal & Dave Taylor in a handicap match via count-out at 9:13 when both opponents left ringside
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Ken Kennedy via disqualification in a non-title match at 12:12 when Finlay interfered with his shallalagh; after the bout, Finlay and Kennedy double teamed Taker with Kennedy hitting Taker with his Money in the Bank briefcase and Finlay following with the Celtic Cross

Taped 4/24/07; London, England; Earls Court
4/27/07- featured an opening backstage segment where Batista attacked Ken Kennedy until someone else appeared and the cameraman was knocked down; moments later, Batista and Finlay battled onto the entrance stage, with Kennedy then appearing to double team Batista and his injured leg in the aisle; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker appeared in the ring, scaring Kennedy and Finlay backstage; Taker then disappeared from the ring; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Finlay, and Ken Kennedy in which Kennedy and Finlay argued Long should make Taker face Batista later in the show - instead of Backlash - with Long then making a match for later in the broadcast pitting Finlay & Kennedy against Batista & Taker in a No DQ match; featured a look at "The Condemned," in theatres that day, with comments from fans who had seen it; featured Kristal conducting a backstage interview with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino, with Cherry, about their tag title win the previous week; included a backstage segment in which Kristal and Long confessed they loved each other and Long said he would try to get some help at work so he could spend more time with her; featured a look at "The Condemned":
Kane & the Boogeyman defeated William Regal & Dave Taylor at 13:48 when Boogeyman pinned Regal with the sit-down tree slam after Kane kicked Regal in the head
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Deuce (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino & Cherry) pinned Brian Kendrick (w/ Paul London, his ribs taped) at 8:43 with a jump kick to the face after Kendrick kicked Domino on the floor after Domino attacked London
MVP pinned Hamlet McBeth with the Playmaker at 2:51; prior to the bout, it was announced MVP and WWE US Champion Chris Benoit would face each other at Backlash; moments later, MVP cut an in-ring promo on his upcoming match with Benoit before introducing his opponent; after the match, MVP attempted to introduce his next opponent, with Benoit then appearing instead leading into an impromptu match
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated MVP via count-out in an impromptu non-title match at 11:56 when MVP left the ring
Jillian Hall pinned Michelle McCool with a facebuster at 2:06; prior to the bout, Jillian sang a song about the newly-single Prince William wanting to be with her and continued the song after the match until McCool attacked her on the floor
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Batista defeated Ken Kennedy & Finlay in a No DQ match at 15:02 when Batista pinned Finlay with a spinebuster after Taker dropped both opponents with a chokeslam; after the bout, Batista grabbed the mic and told Taker the belt belonged to him and he would get it back at Backlash; once Batsita left the ring, Taker grabbed the mic and said he would take Batista's soul

Taped 5/1/07; Birmingham, Al; BJCC
5/4/07:
The Boogeyman defeated William Regal via disqualification
Brian Kendrick defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy pinned Ken Kennedy with the Twist of Fate at around the 18-minute mark (Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story)
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Gregory Helms
Finlay defeated Mike Mizanin via count-out
MVP defeated Kane

Taped 5/8/07; Pittsburgh, PA; Mellon Arena
5/11/07 - included the announcement Ozzy Osbourne would appear the following week to perform "I Don't Want to Stop," the Judgment Day theme song; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Kristal, in which she gave him a shoulder massage, with Kristal saying she had an idea for someone who could be Long's assistant; moments later, two hillbillies came in and said they wanted a match later in the show, with Long saying they would be on the show the following week; after they left, Kristal said she wanted Vickie Guerrero as Long's assistant with Long saying he would give her an interview the following week; included clips throughout the show detailing the history between Batista and the Undertaker; featured Michael Cole speaking with Ashley, from Stamford, CT, about her recovery, wanting to get revenge on Jillian, and the recent tag team title loss of Paul London & Brian Kendrick; included a Snitsky vignette; featured a look at "The Condemned;" several of the Pittsburgh Steelers were in attendance:
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit & WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy defeated MVP & Finlay at 13:08 when Benoit pinned MVP with a dragon screw legwhip into a roll over; prior to the bout, it was announced MVP would challenge Benoit at Judgment Day in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
Michelle McCool pinned Jillian Hall with a spinning backbreaker at 3:43
Paul London (w/ Brian Kendrick) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Deuce & Cherry) at 4:08 by using the dropsault to knock Deuce off the apron, as Kendrick prevented Deuce from moving, and then landing ontop of Domino for the win
Kane (w/ the Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman) pinned Dave Taylor (w/ William Regal) at 2:16 with a clothesline off the top and the chokeslam after Boogeyman knocked down Regal on the floor
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker fought Batista to a draw in a steel cage match at 25:48 when both men scaled over the top and hit the floor at the same time; as the cage was lifted, Mark Henry attacked the bloody Taker, ramming him into the ringpost and hitting several splashes inside the ring until he was sent backstage by referees; as Henry was sent backstage, Edge came out to take advantage of his Money in the Bank title shot (Henry's surprise return after a 10-month absence)
Edge pinned World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker with the spear at 1:24 to win the title; after the bout, Edge returned to the ring and hit Taker across the face with the Money in the Bank briefcase (Edge: A Decade of Decadence)

Taped 5/15/07; Baltimore, MD; 1st Mariner Arena
5/18/07 - featured several Edge vignettes throughout the broadcast promoting his inagural address later in the show; several members of the Baltimore Ravens were shown ringside; included footage shot the previous week after the show went off the air in which several druids appeared ringside and carried the Undertaker's limp body backstage following his attack at the hands of Mark Henry and loss of the World Heavyweight Title, spliced with clips from Taker's 16-year career in WWE; featured a Mark Henry vignette in which he discussed attacking Taker the previous week; included a backstage segment in which Jillian Hall tried singing for Ozzy Osbourne as he made his way out to perform; featured Ashley introducing Ozzy Osbourne, who performed "I Don't Wanna Stop;" included a look at Timbaland's new music video - "Throw It On Me" - starring several WWE divas; it was announced video would make its network premiere the following week; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Vickie Guerrero in which Long granted her an interview for the role of assistant GM; included a closing in-ring segment in which Long introduced the new World Heavyweight Champion Edge, who said he got no respect on Raw and would defend against all comers; Edge then told Long he wasn't afraid of facing Batista at Judgment Day, with Batista then appearing, welcoming Edge to Smackdown!, and telling him the title belonged to him and he would be needing it back:
MVP pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy with the Play Maker at 13:52 after reversing the Twist of Fate and sending Hardy face-first into the ringpost; after the bout, Michael Cole conducted an in-ring interview with MVP about his US title shot against Chris Benoit at Judgment Day
Jimmy Wang Yang, Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 4:05 when Yang pinned Guerrero with a moonsault onto a standing Guerrero
Mark Henry pinned Sho Funaki with the standing powerslam at 1:05 after catching Funaki coming off the top (Henry's TV in-ring return after a 10-month absence)
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Finlay via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:49 when MVP attacked Benoit as Finlay was in the Crippler Crossface; after the bout, Finlay hit Benoit in the knee with his shallalagh, with MVP assaulting Benoit and hitting a boot to the face in the corner
Mike Mizanin pinned Christian York at 1:46 with a modified reverse DDT
Kane (w/ the Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman) pinned William Regal (w/ Dave Taylor) with the chokeslam at 4:12 as Regal attempted to get at Little Boogeyman in the ring

Taped 5/22/07; Des Moines, IA; Wells Fargo Arena
5/25/07 - featured an opening video package, to the tune of Ozzy Osbourne's "I Don't Wanna Stop," recapping Edge's World Heavyweight Title win and subsequent victory over Batista at Judgment Day; included an in-ring promo by Edge about his recent winning streak until he was interrupted by Teddy Long, who said Edge would be defending the title at One Night Stand against the winner of a four-way match later in the night between Kane, Finlay, Mark Henry, and Batista; after Edge said he didn't care, Long told him the title defense would be a steel cage match; featured a recap of Shawn Michaels' injury at Judgment Day; included a backstage segment where Edge chased after Hornswaggle, in possession of the title belt, leading to Finlay giving him the belt back and saying he could have it "for now;" featured Jillian Hall singing in the ring until the Boogeyman appeared from under the ring, scaring her to the floor; moments later, Michelle McCool came up behind Jillian and threw her back into the ring where Boogeyman, with Little Boogeyman, poured worms on her; included a backstage segment in which Teddy Long named Vickie Guerrero as the assistant GM of Smackdown!; featured a Mark Henry vignette in which he spoke about the main event and challenging for the world title; included an in-ring promo by WWE US Champion MVP, as the ring was decked out in red, white, and blue, after he was driven out to the ring; MVP then said Chris Benoit should be in the ring with him to help celebrate MVP's title win, since without him it wouldn't have been possible; moments later, Benoit appeared, with MVP saying Benoit should shake his hand and congratulate him on the title win; after Benoit shook it, MVP said Benoit should raise his hand to show how much better he was; after MVP attempted a punch, Benoit took the champion down with a series of German suplexes and sent him out of the ring after a chop; featured a look at the John Cena / Great Khali match at Judgment Day; included a backstage segment where Maryse introduced of Timbaland & the Hives' new music video, "Throw It On Me;" featured a backstage promo by Kane regarding the main event and the steel cage match against Edge at One Night Stand; included Kristal conducting a backstage interview with Batista about the main event:
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated William Regal & Dave Taylor via disqualification at 5:30 when WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino, who appeared in the aisle before the match with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Deuce and Cherry, shoved London off the top rope; after the bout, Taylor knocked Domino off the ring apron for costing his team the win, with all three teams then brawling around ringside until the fight was broken up by referees
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy pinned Mike Mizanin at 8:36 with a Twist of Fate; Mizanin took the bump as though it was a swinging neckbreaker and landed on the back of his head instead of his face
Jimmy Wang Yang pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a non-title match at 7:46 by rolling through as Guerrero attempted a sunset flip / powerbomb off the top
Batista defeated Mark Henry, Finlay, and Kane at 10:36 by pinning Finlay with the sit-down powerbomb after hitting the spear on all three opponents; due to pre-match stipulations, Batista earned a steel cage title shot against Edge at One Night Stand; after the bout, Batista locked eyes with Edge, who did guest commentary for the bout, and motioned he would take back the championship

Taped 5/29/07; London, Ontario
6/1/07 - featured a backstage segment with Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman; included a Mark Henry vignette in which he spoke about facing Kane later in the show; featured Kristal conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Edge regarding him having Batista on as a guest of The Cutting Edge later in the show; included ... conducting a backstage interview with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino and Cherry regarding the upcoming draft; featured the announcement Mark Henry would face Kane at One Night Stand in a lumberjack match; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Vickie Guerrero, and Kristal in which Kristal was concerned about being drafted away from Long, with Vickie saying she would run Smackdown! in Long's place if he was drafted; featured a closing segment in which Batista was a guest of The Cutting Edge in which Edge and Batista discussed their steel cage title match at One Night Stand, with Edge repeatedly saying he wasn't afraid until Batista punched him in the mouth and said he should be:
Chris Benoit & WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP & Mike Mizanin at 15:31 when Mizanin submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface
Michelle McCool pinned Jillian Hall at 5:14 with a spinning backbreaker after Jillian became distracted by Ashley in the aisle
Hornswaggle pinned Little Boogeyman (w/ the Boogeyman) at 2:56 with a frog splash after Finlay interfered, coming up from under the ring, and hit Little Boogeyman with his shallalagh
Mark Henry defeated Kane via count-out at 7:18 after ramming Kane's back into the ringpost; after the bout, Kane sat up on the floor and scared Henry from the ring
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick and William Regal & Dave Taylor at 16:36 when Deuce pinned London after Cherry pushed London off the top

Taped 6/5/07; Orlando, FL; Amway Arena
6/8/07 - featured an opening segment of 'The Cutting Edge' with guest Vince McMahon, during which World Heavyweight Champion Edge praised McMahon for what he has done, referred to Vince as a world champion in life, and handed him Edge's title belt; McMahon, rambling, said Edge was no better than John Cena and that he would face Batista at Vengeance in a 'Do or Die Match;' included a Finlay & Hornswaggle vignette; featured a backstage segment in which Vickie Guerrero announced Edge would face Chris Benoit and WwE US Champion MVP would face Batista later in the show; included a backstage segment with McMahon, Teddy Long, Vickie, and Kristal in which Vince got on his knees to praise Vickie's announcement before saying Kristal was a problem because she was half Long's age; featured a backstage segment in which Jillian Hall interrupted Ashley as she was having her hair and makeup done, with Ashley saying the only reason she couldn't fight Jillian in the ring was because she wasn't medically cleared yet but promised to end Jillian's career; Jillian then slapped Ashley with Ashley chasing her; Matt Hardy and McMahon where then shown backstage, with Ashley accidentally running into McMahon causing him to stain his suit with coffee; after McMahon sent Hardy to the ring for his match, he confronted Ashley saying she meant to do that to him and then - after taunting her - suspended her indefinately as she cried; included a backstage interview with WWE US Champion MVP regarding his match later in the night against Batista:
Mark Henry pinned the Boogeyman (w/ Little Boogeyman) with the falling powerslam at 1:26 after locking Boogeyman in the bearhug and kicking Little Boogeyman on the apron; after the bout, Henry caught Little Boogeyman in a bearhug before slamming him to the mat and hitting a splash
Jimmy Wang Yang, Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., Daivari, & Jamie Noble at 7:35 when Kendrick pinned Guerrero following a Kendrick & London Sliced Bread #2 double team off the top; after the bout, Chavo, Noble, and Daivari argued over the loss
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Chris Benoit in a non-title match at 19:26 with the spear after pulling Benoit shoulder-first into the steel ringpost
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Matt Hardy in a handicap match at 9:08 when Deuce scored the pin with a boot to the face as Hardy was on the mat, moments after Hardy dropped Domino with the Twist of Fate
Batista defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:27 when Edge slid in the ring behind Batista's back and attempted the spear only to receive one himself; after the bout, Batista attempted the sit-down powerbomb but Edge slid out to the floor

Taped 6/12/07; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center
6/15/07 - featured a parental discretion advisory at the beginning of the show warning the episode would contain footage of Vince McMahon's death on Raw; included a recap from Raw of McMahon attempting to address the crowd and then leaving the arena, followed by footage in the arena of all the Smackdown! talent paying homage to McMahon and the bell being tolled 10 times in his honor; during the segment, John Bradshaw Layfield insulted the crowd for their lack of respect; featured footage from the previous Wednesday of Ed Kaufman at WWE Headquarters in which he read a prepared statement from the McMahon family in which they said the show would go on; included a backstage promo by William Regal in which he detailed the history between he and McMahon and said Vince was the only American he respected; featured a backstage promo by Teddy Long in which he said coming to the WWE and working for Vince was the greatest thing that ever happened in his life; included a backstage promo by Jillian Hall regarding Vince's death; featured footage from WWE.com of firefighters putting out the flaming limo; featured a backstage promo by WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. of what Vince meant to the business and where the company will go from here; included a backstage promo by Sgt. Slaughter in which he said Vince sent his wrestlers out to battle but fought right there with them; featured footage of the destroyed limo in Atlanta, GA followed by comments from lead investigator, Daniel Beck; included a backstage promo by World Heavyweight Champion Edge regarding Vince's death in which he said he didn't know where to go from here; featured a backstage promo by Kristal:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick in a non-title match at 4:56 when Deuce pinned London with a kick to the face immediately after London hit a springboard dropkick on Domino, knocking him off the apron
Matt Hardy pinned William Regal with the Twist of Fate at 9:18 after kicking Regal as he ran into the corner
Batista pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match at 14:30 with a spear and the sit-down powerbomb; prior to the bout, it was announced MVP would defend the title at Vengeance against Ric Flair; prior to Batista's entrance, Ric Flair was shown giving Batista a pep talk backstage
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Daivari, Shannon Moore, and Jamie Noble by pinning Daivari with a moonsault onto a standing Daivari at 4:33; due to pre-match stipulations, Yang earned a WWE Cruiserweight Title shot at Vengeance; WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. sat ringside for the match
Ric Flair defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification in a non-title match at 15:36 when MVP interfered as Flair had the figure-4 applied on the champion; after the bout, Flair knocked MVP to the floor but was laid out by Edge's spear; moments later, Batista attempted to make the save but also sustained the spear

Taped 6/19/07; Charlotte, NC; Bobcats Arena
6/22/07 - featured an opening in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge in which he spoke of Vince McMahon's recent passing and then introduced Torrie Wilson before accusing her of being responsible; moments later, WWE US Champion MVP appeared and said Edge couldn't make such allegations without proof, then said Torrie should have to take a lie detector test; Ric Flair then appeared and attacked MVP until he was double teamed by MVP & Edge, prompting Batista to make the save; included a vignette in which Maryse welcomed the fans back from commercial break; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Vickie Guerrero, and Kristal in which Long implied it was going to be a big night for him and that life was too short; included a vignette promoting the Major Brothers coming to Smackdown!; featured an in-ring segment in which Long got on one knee and asked Kristal to marry him; she began crying and, after he asked, eventually ran backstage; included a still image in memory of Sherri Martel; featured a backstage segment with Long and Kristal in which he apologized for asking her in public and she eventually said yes after putting the ring on her finger; included footage from a press conference in which Federal Investigator Beck in which he said DNA evidence taken from the car included that of Vince McMahon, the limo driver, and another well-known personality; featured a vignette of Michelle McCool paying tennis:
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jamie Noble defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 6:13 when Chavo pinned Moore with a Gory Bomb
Mark Henry defeated Sho Funaki via KO with the bearhug at 2:15
Matt Hardy pinned Finlay with the Twist of Fate at 19:34, immediately after Finlay hit Hardy in his injured leg with the shallalagh as Hornswoggle distracted the referee
Chris Masters defeated Danny Shanley via submission with the full nelson at 3:44
Batista & Ric Flair defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & WWE US Champion MVP at 13:49 when Batista pinned Edge with the sit-down powerbomb after reversing Edge's spear into a spinebuster

Taped 6/26/07; San Antonio, TX; AT&T Center
6/29/07 - featured a vignette of Michelle McCool playing on the beach; included a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge and Vickie Guerrero, subbing for Teddy Long who was planning his wedding to Kristal, in which Edge argued he shouldn't have to face Batista due to his win at Vengeance; Vickie responded by saying the match was on because it was non-title; featured a vignette of Jesse & Festus promoting their Smackdown! debut; included a backstage interview with Eugene, during which the Great Khali and his interpreter interrupted; featured a backstage confrontation between Mickie James and Victoria, with Victoria saying to prove how wild she was she would kiss the next man that walked through the doorway; after passing on Howard Finkel and Jim Duggan, Victoria told Mickie to do it; Big Dick Johnson then appeared and was about to walk through the doorway when he stopped to tie his shoe, allowing Ron Simmons to walk through instead; after Mickie kissed Simmons and Johnson began dancing around Simmons, Simmons said "Damn;" included a backstage interview with Batista in which he said he would punish Edge since the title wasn't at stake:
Ric Flair defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool via submission with the figure-4 at 8:01; prior to the bout, it was announced Teddy Long was not in the building and Vickie Guerrero, in Long's place, had signed a series of interpromotional matches for the night's show
Matt Hardy pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Lance Cade with the Twist of Fate at 7:10
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Sho Funaki and Jamie Noble by pinning Funaki at 6:11 with the Gory Bomb
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Cryme Tyme in a non-title match at 3:33 when Domino pinned Shad with a roll up after Deuce pulled down the top rope causing GTG to fall to the floor as Cryme Tyme attempted the G9; after the commercial break, Cryme Tyme was shown on the big screen backstage beside the champions' car as the title holders celebrated in the ring; moments later, they drove off in the car, saying they were going to sell it for parts to the Brisco Brothers Body Shop
Kane pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match with the chokeslam at 6:42 after blocking the running boot to the face; prior to the bout, MVP cut an in-ring promo on the crowd, until he was interrupted by Kane's entrance
Mickie James pinned Victoria with a modified Oklahoma roll at 4:28 after avoiding a moonsault
The Great Khali pinned Eugene with the tree slam at the 41-second mark
Batista pinned World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a non-title match at 13:14 with the sit-down powerbomb after avoiding the spear

Taped 7/2/07; Dallas, TX; American Airlines Center
7/6/07 - featured a "Don't try this at home" disclaimer; included a vignette of Michelle McCool clothes shopping; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Kristal, and Vickie Guerrero in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge walked in and said he was leaving, with Long then offering him a chance of doing a "Cutting Edge" segment with "the biggest superstar that has ever been on the 'Cutting Edge'" with Edge agreeing; Long and Kristal then left the arena; included a vignette promoting the debut of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about navigation; featured two vignettes promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr.; included Victoria interrupting a Torrie Wilson photo shoot backstage, leading into a brawl between the two women after Torrie called Victoria crazy; featured a backstage segment with the Great Khali and his interpreter in which they confronted a stage hand, with Khali throwing the man against the wall; included a Mark Henry vignette in which he spoke of the new talent on Smackdown!; featured a closing segment of "The Cutting Edge" in which Kane appeared as the surprise special guest, with Edge mentioning in October it will be 10 years since Kane made his debut, the fact he introduced the Inferno match, and "See No Evil;" Edge then compared his own accomplishments to Kane's single world title win and tried to close the segment until Kane grabbed him, said he didn't like him, and then threw him to the floor; Edge then said Kane would never be a guest on his show again nor would he ever be in the same ring with him again; Teddy Long, back at the arena, then appeared and announced Edge would defend the title against Kane at the Great American Bash:
Matt Hardy pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match with a reversal into the Twist of Fate at 18:46
Chris Masters defeated Jimmy Wang Yang via submission with the full nelson at 2:13; after the bout, the Great Khali and his interpreter came to the ring, with Khali hitting the tree slam on Yang; moments later, Khali cut an in-ring promo, with the interpreter saying Khali was a hero and made an open challenge to anyone to face Khali at the Great American Bash
Brett & Brian Major defeated Jeremy Young & Mike Fox following a modified double side Russian legsweep (the Majors' Smackdown! debut)
Finlay defeated Ric Flair via submission with the Celtic Knot at 10:17 after hitting Flair in the leg with the shallalagh as the referee was distracted by Hornswaggle
Chuck Palulmbo pinned Kenny Dykstra at 4:39 with the Full Throttle (Palumbo's surprise return after a 3-year absence)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Deuce (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino & Cherry) fought Eugene to a no contest at around the 1:40 mark when the Great Khali and his interpreter appeared, with Khali hitting a chop to the head to Deuce and then dropping Eugene with the tree slam; afterwards, Khali cut an in-ring promo, with the interpreter saying Khali was still waiting for someone to accept his challenge; moments later, Batista appeared and took his shirt off, with the interpreter then signalling for Khali to stay back as the two left ringside

7/10/07; New Orleans, LA; Arena
7/13/07 - featured an opening backstage segment where World Heavyweight Champion Edge was seen talking backstage on his cell phone, with Kane appearing in the window of a nearby door staring at the champion; included a "Don't Try this at Home" vignette; featured Runjin Singh speaking backstage with Vickie Guerrero in which he said he and the Great Khali wanted to cancel the Batista match at the Great American Bash because they didn't want to destroy the fans' hero, with Vickie rejecting the suggestion and then being yelled at by Kahli; moments later, Singh confronted a stagehand about the contract signing later in the show, with Khali throwing the man against the wall; included a vignette promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr.; featured Edge talking to himself in his lockerroom, with Kane briefly appearing on the TV screen; included an in-ring contract signing hosted by Teddy Long for the Batista / Khali match at the Bash; after Batista signed the contract, Singh called Batista a barbarian and said Khali wasn't afraid of Batista, with Khali then signing the contract as well; moments later, Batista offered his hand for Khali to shake and when Khali refused Batista slapped him in the face; Singh then held Khali back outside the ring as Batista tipped the contract signing table over, with Khali eventually throwing the ring steps into the ring and Batista then tossing them back at Khali, along with the chairs and table used for the segment; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about all the divas in WWE; included Edge brushing his teeth in the backstage bathroom, with Kane briefly appearing in the mirror; featured a backstage segment in which Eugene asked if he could go for a ride in WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino's car, with Eugene, Deuce, Domino, and Cherry getting in the car after talking about Eugene's match later in the show; included a Michelle McCool vignette in which she was shown on rollerskates; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Kristal, and Vickie in which Long praised Vickie's work and Kristal asked Vickie to be her maid of honor for her and Teddy's wedding scheduled later in the summer; included Edge speaking backstage with his Mardis Gras characters that would be in his in-ring party to close the show; featured a closing segment in which Edge led a Mardis Gras celebration and cut an in-ring promo on his title defense against Kane at the Great American Bash; moments later, Edge's characters threw beads out to the crowd until he cut the music and knocked down one of the masked Mardis Gras characters thinking it was Kane, with the real Kane unmasking behind Edge and assaulting him and the other characters in the ring and scaring Edge to the floor; it was during the segment that Edge sustained a torn pectoral muscle leading to him being stripped of the title the following week:
Matt Hardy pinned Chris Masters with a reversal into the Twist of Fate at 13:06; prior to the bout, it was announced Hardy would face WWE US Champion MVP at the Great American Bash; after the match, Hardy locked eyes with MVP, who did guest commentary for the contest, with Hardy inviting MVP into the ring until Masters attacked Hardy from behind and put him in the full nelson; moments later, as Hardy attempted to escape the hold, MVP assaulted Hardy and hit the Playmaker and an elbow drop
Finlay pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 6:42 with the Celtic Cross; after the bout, Finlay slammed Hornswaggle onto Yang
Brett & Brian Major defeated WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jamie Noble at 7:15 when Brett pinned Chavo with a missile dropkick
Chuck Palumbo pinned Luke Hawks with the Full Throttle at 1:41
Mark Henry defeated Eugene via KO with the bearhug at 1:39; prior to the bout, Eugene was driven ringside in Cherry, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino's car, with the three remaining ringside for the duration of the contest; pre-match stipulations stated if Eugene won his match then he would get another ride in the car; after the match, the champions and Cherry posed in the ring above Eugene's body
Torrie Wilson defeated Victoria via count-out at 4:32 after kicking Victoria as the two brawled on the floor

7/17/07; Laredo, TX; Entertainment Center
7/21/07 - featured an opening in-ring announcement by Teddy Long in which he stated Edge sustained an injury the previous week on Smackdown! and would be out of action for more than 30 days, forcing Long to strip Edge of the title; moments later, an emotional Edge appeared and cut a promo on his growing up a fan and his laundry list of injuries before blaming Kane for his latest injury; a tribute music video to Edge was then shown, put together by him, to the tune of "Simply the Best;" Long then announced that a 20-man battle royal would take place later in the show to determine the new champion; moments later, after much hesitation, Edge kissed the belt and handed it to Long; included backstage footage of Mark Henry, Chris Masters, Eugene, and Kane preparing for the battle royal; featured Matt Hardy, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino, Jimmy Wang Yang, and Batista backstage preparing for the battle royal; included a vignette promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr.; featured Kristal conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, in which he said there was celebration throughout the world for the first ever world champion from India; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Vickie Guerrero speaking about who would face Khali at the Great American Bash, with Long saying Batista would face Kane later in the show to determine the #1 contender; featured a vignette showing Chuck Palumbo riding and working on his motorcycles; included a vignette promoting the debut of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about he and his tag team partner appearing on magazine covers; featured a backstage interview with WWE US Champion MVP regarding his title defense against Matt Hardy at the Great American Bash:
Victoria pinned Torrie Wilson with the Widow's Peak at 5:38
The Great Khali won a 20-man battle royal by last eliminating Batista & Kane at 24:04; order of elimination: Brett & Brian Majors by Mark Henry after throwing one into the other (1:30); Shannon Moore by Khali (1:50); Sho Funaki by Khali (1:59); Henry by WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., Dave Taylor, Jamie Noble, Chris Masters, Eugene, Kenny Dykstra, Batista, Finlay, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry), Matt Hardy, WWE US Champion MVP, & Jimmy Wang Yang (6:31); Deuce by Batista (10:18); Domino by Batista (10:19); Taylor eliminated himself after Batista ducked a charge (10:21); Noble by Batista & Kane (11:02); Eugene by Batsita & Kane (11:19); Dykstra by Masters via a backdrop (17:05); MVP by Hardy (18:09); Masters by Chavo & Yang (18:59); Chavo by Yang via a headscissors (19:10); Yang by Hornswaggle, pulling Yang off the ring apron (20:59); Hardy by Khali via a kick (21:25); Finlay by Batista (22:42); Kane & Batista by Khali (24:04); due to pre-match stipulations, Khali won the vacant world heavyweight title; after the bout, Runjin Singh came out to celebrate with Khali, with Teddy Long then presenting Khali the title in the ring
Matt Hardy pinned Kenny Dykstra with a Twist of Fate off the middle turnbuckle at 8:14; during the bout, WWE US Champion MVP was seen watching the match backstage
Batista fought Kane to a no contest at 12:23 when World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, attacked both men but was knocked to the floor moments later; the bout would have decied who Khali would face at the Great American Bash; moments later, Teddy Long appeared and announced Khali would now face both men at the pay-per-view

7/24/07; Fresno, CA; Save Mart Center
7/27/07 - featured a backstage interview with Jamie Noble regarding his match against WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle later in the show and the fact Hornswaggle pinned him to win the belt at the Great American Bash; included a vignette of Michelle McCool poolside; featured a Rey Mysterio Jr. vignette promoting his return; included highlights from the Mysterio / Chavo Guerrero Jr. I Quit match from 10/20/06; featured a backstage segment with Ric Flair and Matt Hardy preparing for their match later in the show; included a vignette promoting the debut of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about America; featured a Chuck Palumbo vignette showing him riding a motorcycle; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Kristal, and Vickie Guerrero in which Ron Simmons arrived and Long asked him to be his best man for his wedding, with Simmons saying "Damn" and hugging long; featured highlights from the Batista / Kane / Great Khali bout from the Great American Bash; included footage of Edge's pectoral tendon surgery in Birmingham, AL in which he blamed Kane for the injury and admitted he was bitter; featured a backstage segment with Jimmy Yang Yang and Torrie Wilson in which they prepared for their match later in the show; included a closing Indian in-ring celebration of the Great Khali's title victory the previous week and his successful title defense at the Bash, which was eventually interrupted by Batista, who stole away Runjin Singh's mic and challenged Khali to a title match; after Khali refused, the two came to blows and Batista knocked Khali to the floor with a spear:
Batista pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Deuce (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino & Cherry) at 4:38 with the sit-down powerbomb after sending Deuce into Domino on the ring apron
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle defeated Jamie Noble via count-out at 3:08 when the champion made it back in the ring as Noble chased him around ringside, pulling off his boot in the process
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Eugene with the brainbuster and frog splash at 7:22
Matt Hardy & Ric Flair defeated WWE US Champion MVP & Chris Masters at 13:38 when Hardy pinned Masters with a reversal into the Twist of Fate; during the finish of the bout, MVP attempted to make the save but changed his mind; after the contest, MVP grabbed the mic, said he hadn't been beat and had defeated both Hardy & Flair; Hardy then challenged MVP to a title rematch since MVP was so sure he couldn't beat him; MVP then said the title wouldn't be part of the picture; Hardy then said he would beat MVP again and again around the world until he proved he deserved another shot at the belt
Mark Henry defeated Joey Blaylock via KO with the bearhug at 1:44; after the bout, Henry cut an in-ring promo saying there was no man or beast that could beat him; Henry then bench pressed Blaylock over his head and dumped him to the floor
Kane pinned Dave Taylor with a clothesline off the top and chokeslam at 3:18
Jimmy Wang Yang & Torrie Wilson defeated Kenny Dykstra & Victoria at 4:21 when Yang pinned Dykstra with a standing moonsault off the top

7/31/07; Phoenix, AZ; US Airways Center
8/3/07 - included an opening in-ring promo by Teddy Long, with Kristal, in which he said he and Kristal were getting married Sept. 21 on Smackdown! and the crowd was all invited; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, interrupted with Khali scaring Kristal to the floor and Singh complained of Batista interrupting Khali's celebration the previous week; Long then announced that Khali would defend against Batista at Summer Slam; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino regarding their facing Batista & Ric Flair in the night event; included two vignettes of Chuck Palumbo riding his motorcycle; featured a vignette of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about buying new suits; included Deuce searching backstage for Cherry and finding her coming out of the locker room of Batista & Flair; featured a backstage segment with Shannon Moore, Sho Funaki, and Jamie Noble in which Moore & Funaki made fun of Noble for losing twice to Hornswaggle, with Noble saying he would make an example out of Moore; moments later, Hornswaggle appeared behind Noble in a trashcan; included a vignette promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr. at Summer Slam; featured a backstage segment with Kristal, Vickie Guerrero, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which Vickie granted Chavo a match against Mysterio at Summer Slam after he bragged about making Mysterio give up; included a Michelle McCool vignette showing her by the beach:
Kane pinned Chris Masters with the chokeslam at 7:12
Mark Henry defeated Nate Nickerson via TKO with the bearhug at 1:25; after the bout, Henry cut an in-ring promo saying no one could beat him before showing footage of him assaulting the Undertaker in May
Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP in an arm wrestling contest; after the bout, MVP cut a promo saying Hardy had to cheat to win and he could beat Hardy in a wrestling match and would that same night if Hardy was up for it, leading into an immediate match
Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP via count-out in an impromptu non-title match at around the 14-minute mark when MVP walked out of the contest (the bout began during the commercial break)
Jamie Noble pinned Shannon Moore at 3:17 with a modified double gutbuster; after the bout, Noble chased WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle until Hornswaggle smashed a pie in his face and sprayed him with a fire extinguisher before running off
Jimmy Wang Yang (w/ Torrie Wilson) pinned Kenny Dykstra (w/ Victoria) with a standing moonsault off the top at 6:02
Batista & Ric Flair defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:40 when the champions double teamed Batista after Batista became distracted by World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali & Runjin Singh at ringside; after the bout, Khali locked a claw hold on Flair as Batista was laid out on the floor; the show went off the air as Batista checked on Flair in the ring and Khali held his belt up while in the aisle

8/7/07; Youngstown, OH; Chevrolet Centre
8/10/07 - featured a vignette of Chuck Palumbo riding a motorcycle; included a backstage segment with Victoria and Kenny Dykstra, with Michelle McCool interrupting and telling them to get a room so they wouldn't be making out in public and then insulted Dykstra and Victoria; featured a vignette of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about their newfound stardom since appearing on Smackdown!; included the announcement WCW US Champion MVP was found to have an abnormality with his heart but should be back in action soon; featured a pre-taped promo by MVP regarding his condition, his recent loss to Matt Hardy, and he would beat Hardy in another competition the following week; included a vignette promoting the return of Triple H at Summer Slam; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Vickie Guerrero in which Vickie gave Teddy a Viagra pill as an early wedding present; included an in-ring segment where Chris Masters goaded a fan in the front row into taking the Masterlock Challenge, with the fan then saying he used to play football, wrestle, and was convicted of manslaughter and just got out of prison; Masters then said he wouldn't want to embarass the man in front of his family in attendance, then picked another fan by the name of John to take the challenge; Masters then easily beat the fan; featured a vignette promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr. at Summer Slam; included a backstage segment with Ric Flair and Batista regarding Flair's match later in the night against the Great Khali:
Batista pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Domino (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Deuce & Cherry) with the sit-down powerbomb at 3:18; after the bout, Batista fought off an interfering Deuce, hitting a spinebuster and the sit-down powerbomb; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali & Runjin Singh appeared on the big screen, with Khali cutting a promo on Batista before footage was shown of Khali attacking Ric Flair the previous week
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Eugene with the frog splash at 3:57 after avoiding Eugene's attempt at the move; prior to the bout, Guerrero came to the ring wearing a Rey Mysterio Jr. mask and cut an in-ring promo as Mysterio, talking about the injury he sustained at the hands of Chavo and then begged Chavo not to hurt him again in their match at Summer Slam
Mark Henry defeated Sterling Keenan via TKO with the bearhug at 1:12; after the bout, Henry cut an in-ring promo before showing footage of him assaulting the Undertaker in May; mid-way through the footage, an Undertaker vignette began, with Taker's chant music then being heard throughout the arena as a man dressed in black was seen walking away from the ring, leaving his footsteps visible behind him
Victoria pinned Torrie Wilson with the Widow's Peak at 1:34; Kenny Dykstra was in Victoria's corner and Jimmy Wang Yang in Torrie's corner but both men were ejected late in the match; after the bout, Michelle McCool made the save for Torrie and threw Victoria to the floor
Matt Hardy defeated Finlay via count-out at 17:33 when Finlay left ringside after Jamie Noble appeared and chased an interfering WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle backstage; after the bout, Finlay confronted Noble backstage, beside Shannon Moore and Sho Funaki, with Kane then appearing behind Finlay as he attempted to attack Noble; Kane then tossed Finlay around the backstage area before walking off
Kane pinned Sylvan with a flying clothesline and the chokeslam at 2:42; after the bout, Finlay assaulted Kane in the ring with his shallalagh, hitting him repeatedly, until referees pulled him away
World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Ric Flair in a non-title match with the claw at 4:40; after the bout, Khali refused to break the hold until Batista made the save; moments later, Khali applied the claw on Batista as well before holding the title belt high in the air to close the show

8/14/07; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun Arena
8/17/07 - featured an opening in-ring segment of WWE US Champion MVP hosting the 'VIP Lounge' in which he said he challenged Matt Hardy to a boxing fight but because of his heart condition he would be replaced by Evander Hollyfield at Saturday Night's Main Event; MVP then brought out Hardy to discuss their previous challenges and the upcoming fight between Hollyfield and Hardy; MVP then introduced Chris Masters as Hardy's next challenge; Masters applied the Masterlock while MVP provided his own commentary from ringside; as Hardy attempted to power out of the move, MVP climbed back in the ring and beat Hardy down as he was caught in the full nelson; moments later, MVP got back in the ring, hit the Playmaker on Hardy, and cut a promo saying he would always be better than Hardy; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Jonathan Coachman in which they discussed the possibility of Big Daddy V being McMahon's child, with McMahon telling Coachman to check everyone on Smackdown!; featured a Jesse & Festus vignette in which Jesse suggested Festus was McMahon's son; included a backstage segment with McMahon, Coachman, Teddy Long, Vickie Guerrero, and Kristal in which McMahon congratulated Long and Kristal on their upcoming wedding, with World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali & Runjin Singh interrupting and protesting Khali's match against Kane later in the show; featured a vignette of Chuck Palumbo riding a motorcycle, during which it was announced he would wrestle on Smackdown! the following week; included a vignette promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr. at Summer Slam; featured an in-ring promo by Batista in which he spoke of the assault Ric Flair sustained the previous week, the embarassing beating he himself took, and his upcoming match with Khali at Summer Slam; moments later, Khali & Singh appeared on the big screen, with Khali crushing a basketball as an example of what he will do to Batista in their match; included a backstage segment with McMahon and Coachman spoke about whether Khali could be McMahon's son or possibly Batista; moments later, Big Dick Johnson appeared dressed as a baby and danced around McMahon; featured Michelle McCool and Torrie Wilson being invited by Kristal to be her bridesmaides for her wedding; moments later, Victoria and Kenny Dykstra appeared, with Michelle and Victoria having to be pulled apart; included a backstage segment with McMahon and Coachman in which they spoke with Jimmy Wang Yang, Sho Funaki, and Kane investigating who McMahon's son could be; featured a vignette promoting the return of Triple H at Summer Slam; included a backstage segment in which Coachman told McMahon he would double check all the WWE superstars and have more information the following night on Saturday Night's Main Event, with Howard Finkel then running up thinking he could be McMahon's son; featured an ad for Saturday Night's Main Event:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Brett & Brian Majors in a non-title match at 5:37 when Deuce pinned Brian with the kick to the head after avoiding a reverse crossbody off the middle turnbuckle
Finlay defeated Jamie Noble via disqualification at 3:44 when Kane, ribs taped after the attack he sustained from Finlay the previous week, appeared and battled with Finlay on the floor; after the bout, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle appeared and shoved Noble into Kane, with Kane then hitting the chokeslam on Noble while Finlay escaped the ring
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Shannon Moore with the brainbuster at 3:59; Guerrero brought a Rey Mysterio Jr. mask ringside with him and spoke to it throughout the match; after the bout, Chavo put the mask on Moore before hitting the frog splash onto Moore's left knee
Mark Henry defeated Greg Cardona via TKO with the bearhug at 1:54; after the bout, Henry again showed footage of him assaulting the Undertaker in May, saying he wasn't intimidated by the events of the previous week and Taker is not coming back; mid-way through the video package, another Taker vignette aired, this time based in Death Valley showing druids walking with torches; the package ended with the voice of a little girl saying "Unforgiven;" moments later, Taker's gong sounded in the arena, the lights went out, two men dressed as druids were seen in the aisle and when they disappeared they left behind a pile of sand
Michelle McCool pinned Victoria (w/ Kenny Dykstra) with a clothesline off the middle turnbuckle at 3:25
World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Kane in a non-title match at 7:36 with the claw; Kane wrestled the bout with heavily taped ribs after he was assaulted the previous week by Finlay; after the match, Finlay again assaulted Kane with the shallalagh until Batista made the save; moments later, as Batista attempted the sit-down powerbomb on Finlay, Khali caught Batista in a head vice until Batista passed out

8/21/07; Columbia, SC; Colonial Center
8/24/07 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Vince McMahon and Jonathan Coachman regarding the ongoing investigation into the identity of McMahon's mystery child, with Kane interrupting, referring to McMahon as his father, and blaming him for not being in his life; Kane then said he didn't want McMahon's money but he did want Finlay, with McMahon announcing Kane could face Finlay at Summer Slam; moments later, Chris Masters interrupted, said Kane wasn't McMahon's son but suggested he himself was and showed a photo of him with McMahon when he was 15 years old; Masters then challenged Kane to the Masterlock Challenge with Kane eventually hitting the chokeslam on Masters before leaving the ring; McMahon then tore Masters' photograph, saying there was no way he could be his son; Chuck Palumbo then drove ringside, with McMahon prompting the opening match to begin; included footage of the Matt Hardy / Evander Hollyfield boxing fight at Saturday Night's Main Event; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Kristal as Kristal was preparing for the bikini contest later in the show, with WWE US Champion MVP interrupting and the two arguing and MVP saying he could win all the titles and could win the tag team titles with anyone, even the next person to walk in the door; Matt Hardy then walked in the door, with Long announcing Hardy & MVP would face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino next week; included a backstage segment with McMahon, Coachman, and Palumbo, with McMahon questioning whether Palumbo was his son until Palumbo said his father was killed in a motorcycle wreck when he was struck by an 18-wheeler driven by his mother; featured a vignette promoting the return of Triple H at Summer Slam; included a bikini contest hosted by Michael Cole between Kristal, Michelle McCool, Victoria, and Torrie Wilson - and as a surprise guest entrant - Mae Young, with Mae winning; after the contest, Cole attempted to interview Mae until she tried to take her swimsuit off and was restrained by Kristal, Torrie, and Michelle; featured a vignette of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about Festus cooking BBQ:
Chuck Palumbo pinned Chris Masters with the Full Throttle at 2:01
Sho Funaki defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via disqualification at 2:14 when referee Charles Robinson stopped the match when Chavo refused to stop ramming Funaki's knee into the ringpost; prior to the bout, Chavo came ringside with a Rey Mysterio Jr. mask; after the bout, Chavo put the mask on Funaki's head, laid his knee on the steps, and smashed it with a steel chair
Jamie Noble pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 2:30 with a fireman's carry into a modified gutbuster; due to pre-match stipulations, Noble became the #1 contender to the WWE Cruiserweight Title; after the match, Noble went under the ring to search for the champion, Hornswaggle, but couldn't find him; moments later, Hornswaggle appeared under the ring as Noble was looking the other direction
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Eugene & Shannon Moore in a non-title match when Deuce pinned Eugene at 2:28 with a jump kick to the face
Matt Hardy fought WWE US Champion MVP to a no contest in a basketball contest when WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino, with Cherry, attacked both men from behind and laid them out near the basketball hoop set up near the entrance stage; during the attack, Deuce dropped both men with the boot to the face; rules of the contest stated the first man to get 11 baskets would win
Mark Henry defeated Brad Allen (Brad Attitude) via TKO with the bearhug at 1:38; after the bout, Henry cut an in-ring promo until he was interrupted by the Undertaker's gong and lighting, with a vignette appearing on the big screen showing druids in Death Valley digging up a box filled with snakes and Taker's symbol; as the footage ended, a little girl could be heard saying, "Unforgiven"
Batista defeated Finlay via disqualification at 12:01 when Batista began attacking World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali, who appeared ringside early in the bout with Runjin Singh, on the ring apron; after the bout, Khali attempted to apply the head vice but Batista knocked him to the floor and beat him down, while fighting off Finlay; Batista continued to punch Khali on the floor - busting him open - until he was pulled away by officials and referees

8/28/07; Albany, NY; Times Union Center
8/31/07 - featured an opening video promoting the return of Rey Mysterio Jr. to Smackdown! later in the show; included an in-ring segment with Teddy Long, World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali, and Runjin Singh in which Long said Khali's opponent at Unforgiven would be determined later in the show with a series of matches: Finlay vs. Kane and Batista vs. Rey Mysterio Jr., with the winners then facing off; featured a vignette of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about going back to school; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Batista in which McMahon suggested Batista might be his son, with Batista saying if McMahon was his father he would beat him for not helping his mom financially during his childhood; featured the announcement that Long & Kristal's wedding would take place in three weeks in Atlanta; included Eugene shooting t-shirts into the crowd until Mark Henry appeared, assaulted Eugene, put him in the bearhug, and cut an in-ring promo on the Undertaker and his return at Unforgiven, during which he was interrupted by a Taker vignette on the big screen showing Taker's hand bursting up through the ground in Death Valley and the voice of a little girl saying "Unforgiven;" featured a clip of Ashley preparing for the next season of 'Survivor;' included an in-ring segment with McMahon and Jonathan Coachman in which Coachman brought out five women who praised McMahon's sexual abilities before McMahon spoke about his family and how they were only concerned with money; featured Chuck Palumbo participating in the Masterlock Challenge in which he and Chris Masters eventually came to blows and he sent Masters to the floor; included a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Shannon Moore in which Noble talked about his WWE Cruiserweight Title shot against Hornswaggle the following week, during which Moore stuck a sign on Noble's back which read "I Love Lephrachauns":
Finlay pinned Kane at 7:10 by hitting him in the head with the shallalagh after WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle distracted the referee from the apron; due to pre-match stipulations, Finlay advanded to meet the winner of a match between Rey Mysterio Jr. and Batista to determine World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali's opponent at Unforgiven
Matt Hardy & WWE US Champion MVP defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) to win the titles at 14:37 when MVP pinned Domino after Hardy dropped Domino with the Twist of Fate and MVP threw his partner to the floor to make the cover himself
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Batista via disqualification at 5:53 when Batista grabbed a steel chair away from an interfering Finlay and shoved referee Mickey Henson to the mat when he tried to take the chair away; due to pre-match stipulations, Mysterio advanced to meet Finlay later in the night to compete for a World Heavyweight Title shot at Unforgiven
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Finlay at 8:24 with the 619 and a springboard sunset flip; due to pre-match stipulations, Mysterio earned a World Heavyweight Title shot at Unforgiven; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali and Runjin Singh came to the ring, with Khali shoving Mysterio to the mat until Batista made the save; moments later, Mysterio hit the 619 on Khali and Batista hit the spear

9/1/07; Cincinnatti, OH; US Bank Arena
9/7/07 - included an opening segment of the VIP Lounge in which WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP had his tag team championship partner Matt Hardy on as his guest; after MVP showed footage of him winning the titles the previous week, Hardy showed exclusive footage of MVP backstage after the match of him punching MVP in the face and then challenged MVP for a US title shot at Unforgiven; moments later, MVP announced he had already accepted a challenge from Deuce & Domino to defend the tag titles at the pay-per-view and scheduled a match between Hardy and Deuce so the champions would have some momentum going into Unforgiven; featured a vignette promoting Ashley's participation on 'Survivor' in which she talked about the daily conveniences she would be missing and how she was preparing; included Shannon Moore and Jamie Noble speaking backstage in which Noble spoke about his leprechaun trap and the box of 'Lucky Charms' he was using as bait; featured highlights throughout the show of the Rey Mysterio Jr. / Chavo Guerrero Jr. rivalry with clips of Mysterio's debut match in 2002, Chavo turning on Rey at the 2006 Great American Bash, their match at No Mercy 06; included a 'Don't Try this at Home' vignette; featured a backstage segment with Kristal and Vickie Guerrero in which Teddy Long appeared and gave her the new Jagged Edge CD after telling her they agreed to sing their song at the wedding; moments later, Vickie joked to Teddy he should give the CD to Vince McMahon since it was called 'Baby Making Project;' included a backstage segment in which Noble tried to catch WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle in his leprechaun trap but Noble ended up in the trap instead; several of the Cincinnatti Bengals were in attendance; featured Jesse & Festus backstage in which they found Noble trapped inside his trap, with Jesse thinking it was a talking box; included a vignette promoting the return of the Undertaker at Unforgiven; featured an in-ring segment where Mark Henry confronted a druid in the ring, with the lights going out and when they came back on Henry was only holding the druid's robe; included an ad promoting the DVD release of "The Condemned":
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy (w/ WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP pinned Deuce (w/ Domino & Cherry) at around the 7-minute mark with the Twist of Fate after MVP tripped Deuce as he ran the ropes (the bout began during the commercial break)
Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Kenny Dykstra (w/ Victoria) with the Full Throttle at 2:57
Batista & Kane defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) & Finlay at 15:11 when Kane pinned Finlay with the chokeslam after Batista & Kane knocked Khali to the floor
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswaggle defeated Jamie Noble via count-out at the 25-second mark when referee Charles Robinson started the match when Noble twice didn't appear when announced, as he was stuck backstage in his own leprechaun trap; Noble arrived just as the match ended; after the match, Noble tried to chase Hornswaggle but tripped on marbles left in the ring by the champion
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. in an I Quit match at 13:47 when, after Chavo was hung upside down in the corner, Mysterio repeatedly hit him in the knee with a steel chair until Chavo submitted; prior to the bout, Chavo held a steel chair up and said it was part of Mysterio's past and it would become part of his future; after the match, World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali appeared, attacked Mysterio, and applied the head vice until Mysterio - bleeding from the mouth - passed out; moments later, Batsita made the save by hitting Khali with the title belt and knocking him from the ring with a spear; Teddy Long then confronted Khali backstage in which he said if Mysterio could make it to Unforgiven then Batista would be in the match as well

9/9/07; Minneapolis, MN; Target Center
9/14/07 - featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long speaking with Jesse & Festus Dalton, with Jesse then leading several women into Long's locker room for his bachelor party, with Long's son, Butch Reed, Brett & Brian Major, and Sgt. Slaughter then appearing as well; included an in-ring segment where a druid unmasked to reveal himself as Mark Henry, who then cut a promo on facing the Undertaker Sunday at Unforgiven until he was interrupted by Taker's gong and a vignette which was shown on the big screen promoting Taker's return; moments later, the Undertaker's symbol was lit on fire at the entranceway as Taker's voice was heard on the PA system, telling Henry he would rest in peace; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy in which Hardy was about to beat MVP playing chess until MVP knocked over the pieces; moments later, Hardy informed MVP he would be wrestling later in the night; included a backstage segment with Kristal and Vickie Guerrero in which Vickie threw a surprise bachelorette party with all the Smackdown! and ECW divas and Mickie James; featured a backstage segment with MVP and referee Mickey Jay in which MVP argued he wasn't dressed to compete; included a backstage segment where Big Dick Johnson danced for the bachelorette party; featured a backstage promo by World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali & Runjin Singh regarding Khali's match later in the night against Batista and his match at Unforgiven against both Batista and Rey Mysterio Jr.; included a backstage segment in which Long, down to his tie and boxers, bumped into Kristal backstage with the two pointing out the other was enjoying "cheap entertainment;" moments later, Ron Simmons appeared and found Long in his underwear and said "Damn," with the two party groups then becoming one:
Michelle McCool & Chuck Palumbo defeated Victoria & Kenny Dykstra at 11:54 when McCool pinned Victoria with a kick to the head; the bout was scheduled as McCool vs. Victoria in a singles bout but was changed after both Dykstra and Palumbo interfered at the 4-minute mark
Shannon Moore pinned Jamie Noble with a roll up at 5:25 with a roll up after tricking Noble into thinking WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswoggle was hiding under the ring
Domino (w/ Deuce & Cherry) pinned WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy) in a non-title match with an inside cradle at 5:53 after MVP argued with Hardy on the apron after Hardy knocked an interfering Deuce off the apron; MVP wrestled the bout in dress pants, dress shoes, and a white undershirt as he didn't have his gear with him, not thinking he would be wrestling on the show; Hardy led the crowd several times during the match with chants of "MVP;" after the bout, Hardy cut an in-ring promo saying MVP was the captain of the team and again led the crowd in chanting "MVP" with the crowd finishing with "sucks"
Finlay pinned Kane in a No DQ match at 17:28 with the Celtic Cross after hitting Kane in the ribs as Kane attempted to hit Finlay with the steel ringsteps (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)
Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via disqualification in a non-title match at 4:03 when Khali refused to break the head vice after Batista had reached the ring ropes; after the bout, Khali kept the hold applied until Batista passed out and then stood over Batista and raised his title belt in the air to close the broadcast

9/18/07; Atlanta, GA; Philips Arena
9/21/07 - the season premiere; featured an opening segment of Maria conducting a backstage interview with the Ying Yang Twins, with Vince McMahon and Jonathan Coachman then appearing; included an in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Batista in which he commented on his title win and said the Great Khali had taken advantage of the rematch clause and he would be facing Khali at No Mercy in a Punjabi Prison Match; moments later, Mark Henry interrupted and said he would be facing the Undertaker the following week but might need a tune up beforehand with Batista then accepting the challenge for a non-title match later in the show; featured Maria, with the Ying Yang Twins, conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy; included a backstage segment in which WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP and Matt Hardy took turns throwing a football through a tire hung from the ceiling, with Hardy winning until MVP caught the football before it could go through the tire; featured a vignette promoting the return of the Undertaker to Smackdown! the following week; included a look at Steve Austin's role in "The Condemned" to hype the DVD release; featured a backstage segment where Teddy Long was getting ready for the wedding alongside Ron Simmons, Butch Reed, son, and grandson, with Rev. Bruce Bruce appearing to congratulate Long; included Michael Cole conducting an in-ring interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his world title win in 2006, his rivalry with Chavo Guerrero Jr., and his match at Unforgiven; moments later, John Bradshaw Layfield interrupted and said Cole was throwing Mysterio softball questions; JBL then said Mysterio was a disgrace with Mysterio then reminding him it was he who retired JBL and then challenging JBL to a rematch; JBL then started taking off his clothes but then said - due to his being an announcer - he wasn't allowed to beat up on the wrestlers but found someone who did want to wrestle Mysterio and introduced Finlay; Finlay then took the mic and went to say something but instead punched Mysterio in the head with the mic and left the ring; featured Maria, with the Ying Yang Twins, conducting backstage interviews with Jimmy Wang Yang, Carlito Caribbean Cool, and Chuck Palumbo - who drove in on his motorcycle; included a video package on the 2007 Diva Search vollyball game; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, Kristal, Michelle McCool, Torrie Wilson, and Kristal's mom in which Jagged Edge appeared, autographed Kristal's CD, and sang a song for her; included a closing segment for the wedding of Teddy Long and Kristal in which many of the wrestlers from Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW, as well as road agents, and Vince McMahon were in attendance; Bruce Bruce officiated the ceremony, Simmons was the best man, and Vickie the maid of honor; prior to the vows, Jagged Edge performed "Let's Get Married," with Jillian Hall then coming out and and singing her own song until she was dragged backstage; moments later, McMahon had to break up a fight between Coachman and Hornswoggle who were sitting in the front row with him; after Bruce Bruce asked if anyone objected to the wedding, the Godfather appeared with several hos and tried to talk Long out of it but after failing said he couldn't go back alone and asked if anyone else wanted to get aboard the Ho Train, with Simmons raising his hand; Kristal then yelled at him, with Simmons putting his hand back down and saying "Damn;" Godfather then left with all the male wrestlers joining him and the hos, including JBL; as Kristal was about to say her vows, Coachman chased Hornswoggle into the ring, with Hornswoggle sliding underneath Kristal's dress and Coachman and McMahon then chasing him backstage; as Long was about to say "I do," he collapsed in the ring and a stretcher was brought out for him as the show came to a close:
Jimmy Wang Yang pinned Jamie Noble at 4:58 with a moonsault off the top after Noble became distracted by seeing Hornswoggle's hat in the front row, with Shannon Moore then revealing he was wearing the hat to play a trick on Noble
Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 9:58 when Domino pinned Hardy with a roll up after the champions began arguing with one another; after the bout, MVP and Hardy continued to argue until MVP left ringside
World Heavyweight Champion Batista fought Mark Henry to a double count-out at 1:52 when, after Batista hit a spear on Henry outside the ring, the Great Khali - with Runjin Singh - appeared and landed a chop to the head on Batista and threw him into the steel ring steps; after the bout, Khali continued to assault Batista inside the ring and finished with the tree slam

9/25/07; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse
9/28/07 - featured an opening backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Vince McMahon about Teddy Long's heart attack and subsequent coma; McMahon then named Vickie as the new general manager since the show must go on; moments later, Finlay appeared with Vince taking him elsewhere to talk about WWE Cruiserweight Champion Hornswoggle; included three vignettes promoting the Undertaker's appearance later in the show; featured a segment of the VIP Lounge in which WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP celebrated his one-year anniversary being on Smackdown!; moments later, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy interrupted and said he had put together a tribute video on MVP's first year; the video showed MVP being attacked by Steve Austin, Evander Holyfield, Kane, and Hardy; after Hardy said it was just a joke, he gave MVP a bottle of Cristal but then insulted him, allegedly as a joke; before MVP could have his security remove Hardy, Hardy announced MVP would be facing Kane later in the show; included a vignette of Big Daddy V; featured footage from Steve Austin singing copies of "The Condemned" DVD at FYE in New York City; included a vignette of Jesse & Festus in which Jesse talked about them making their in-ring debut the following week; featured a video package hyping the Punjabi Prison which would be used at No Mercy; included Michael Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield conducting an interview with World Heavyweight Champion Batista, who was backstage, about his upcoming match with the Great Khali in the Punjabi Prison; featured the announcement Rey Mysterio Jr. would face the Great Khali the following week; featured footage from the 2007 Diva Search limbo contest; included a Matrix-style vignette with a message of "SAVE_US.222" appearing; featured JBL conducting an in-ring interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. with the two having words until Mysterio laid JBL out with the 619 and a seated senton until Finlay appeared and knocked Mysterio out with a shallalagh blow to the head; included Vickie speaking backstage with Hornswoggle in which she asked him to give up the cruiserweight belt because he had become a target and she didn't want to see him get hurt; Hornswoggle then reluctantly gave up the championship; featured a backstage promo by Khali & Runjin Singh regarding Khali's upcoming bout with Batista at No Mercy and facing Mysterio the next week; included the announcement Triple H would face Umaga at No Mercy:
Victoria pinned Torrie Wilson at 3:23 by blocking a roll up out of the corner and grabbing the ropes for leverage; after the bout, an unknown blonde woman attacked Torrie in the ring before throwing her into the barricade and walking off
Chuck Palumbo pinned Kenny Dykstra with a boot to the face and Full Throttle at 3:29
Kane defeated WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP via disqualification in a non-title match at 15:50 when MVP landed a low blow as Kane attempted the chokeslam
Jamie Noble pinned Shannon Moore with a modified gutbuster at 3:03
The Undertaker pinned Mark Henry with the chokeslam at 3:39

10/2/07; Dayton, OH; Nutter Center
10/5/07 - featured an opening video package highlighting the Punjabi Prison which would be used at No Mercy for the bout between World Heavyweight Champion Batista and the Gret Khali; included an in-ring promo by Batsita regarding the match until he was interrupted by Khali & Runjin Singh on the big screen; featured a Big Daddy V vignette; included footage of the 2007 Diva Search obstacle course; included a video package highlighting the Undertaker's win over Mark Henry the previous week; featured a recap of Teddy Long's heart attack sustained two weeks earlier and being helped into the ambulance after the show; included a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Torrie Wilson in which Vickie said Teddy was out of his coma but was in no shape to return to work; moments later, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy - interrupted with MVP suggested Hardy face the Undertaker the following week; Vickie then said Taker & Kane would face MVP & Hardy instead; featured a video package highlighting John Cena's torn pectoral sustained the previous week on Raw and the beating he took at the end of the show from Randy Orton; included a Matrix-style vignette with a message of "8.2.11/SAVIOR_SELF" appearing:
Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Ace Steel at 1:31 with the Full Throttle; after the bout, Chris Masters attacked Palumbo from behind and locked him in the full nelson until Palumbo passed out
Jamie Noble pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with a fireman's carry into a double gutbuster at 7:05
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 18:57 when Hardy pinned Domino with the Twist of Fate after MVP hit a low blow on Domino from behind as Domino attempted to use his pants belt on Hardy; prior to the bout, MVP challenged Hardy to a push-up contest, which MVP won after pulling Hardy's arm out from under him and Hardy's chest hit the mat; after the bout, Kane walked past the champions in the aisle for his scheduled match as MVP & Hardy made their way backstage
Kane pinned Kenny Dykstra (w/ Victoria) with the chokeslam at around the 6-minute mark (the bout began during the commercial break)
Jesse & Festus defeated Mike Tolar & Chad Collyer at 4:03 when Festus scored the pin with a modified shoulderbreaker (Jesse & Festus' TV in-ring debut)
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via disqualification at 5:56 when Finlay and Khali began double teaming Mysterio; moments later, Khali applied the head vice on Mysterio until World Heavyweight Champion Batista made the save and cleared both Finlay and Khali from the ring

10/9/07; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena
10/12/07 - featured a Big Daddy V vignette; included footage of Todd Grisham interviewing the 2007 WWE Diva contestants; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy regarding their match later in the night against the Undertaker & Kane; included a Matrix-style vignette with "REV_22:12," "SAVE_US.222" and "2ND_COMING" appearing; featured Anastasia Rose conducting a backstage interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his match later in the night against Finlay, with the winner getting a World Heavyweight Title shot at Cyber Sunday (Rose's debut); included footage from the heart attack Teddy Long suffered weeks earlier; featured a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Vickie Guerrero in which she made a match between Noble and the Great Khali for later in the show:
Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Chris Masters with a roll up at 3:46 after avoiding a clothesline; after the bout, as Palumbo attempted to drive his motorcycle backstage, Masters attacked him from behind and applied the full nelson until Palumbo passed out
Jesse & Festus defeated Jay Adams & Conrad Carnes at 3:39 when Jesse scored the pin following a Rocket Launcher shoulderbock off the top double team; during the bout, Deuce, Domino, & Cherry were seen watching the match backstage; after the match, Jamie Noble spoke with Deuce & Domino backstage and said Jimmy Wang Yang had been talking about Cherry; moments later, they dragged Noble to Vickie Guerrero's office with them after Noble whispered in Deuce's ear what Yang wanted to do with Cherry
Drew McIntyre (w/ Dave Taylor) pinned Brett Major (w/ Brian Major) at 2:33 with a roll up after Taylor attacked Brian from behind on the floor; prior to the bout, pre-taped comments of McIntyre were shown in which he said he was looking to obtain duel citizenship in both Scottland and America (McIntyre's surprise debut)
The Undertaker & Kane defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 14:47 when Taker pinned MVP with the tombstone
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Jamie Noble via KO with the head vice at 1:14
Jamie Wang Yang pinned Deuce (w/ Domino & Cherry) at 1:28 with a moonsault; after the bout, Domino held Yang as Cherry repeatedly slapped him, with Deuce then kicking Yang in the face
Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Finlay to a double disqualification at 9:54 when both men shoved referee Micky Jay; prior to the bout, John Layfield Bradshaw grabbed the mic and told the crowd they would determine who the guest referee would be for the title match at Cyber Sunday - Mick Foley, Steve Austin, or himself; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would face World Heavyweight Champion Batista, who did guest commentary for the match, at the pay-per-view; after the contest, Finlay continued to assault Mysterio until the Undertaker appeared in the ring and motioned at Batista he wanted the belt

Birmingham, England; NEC; October 16, 2007
10/19/07 - featured an ad for Batista's autobiography, Batista Unleashed; included a backstage promo by Matt Striker and Big Daddy V about V's attack on Kane as a result of Kane's appearance on ECW days earlier; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy in which they commented on how strong their partnership had become and their bout at Cyber Sunday in either a MMA, boxing, or wrestling match; Hardy then declined MVP's offer to be in his corner for Hardy's match later against Finlay; included a montage of the Batista / Undertaker rivalry dating back to WrestleMania; featured John Bradshaw Layfield conducting an in-ring interview with World Heavyweight Champion Batista regarding the upcoming title defense against Taker, with either JBL, Steve Austin, or Mick Foley as the guest referee; after JBL argued Batista can't beat Taker and called him a coward, Batista knocked him to the floor with a spear; included footage of the 2007 Diva Search contestants participating in a lifeguard challenge; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Jamie Noble regarding Noble's match the previous week against the Great Khali in which Noble offered to help her do her job - under the idea she made an irrational decision the last week because she was a woman under too much stress - with Vickie then saying Noble had a match later in the show against the Undertaker; included an ad for Rey Mysterio Jr.'s "The Biggest Little Man" DVD; featured a Matrix-style vignette with "REV_22:12," "SAVE_US.222," "2ND_COMING," and "UPON_US" appearing; included the announcement Kane would face Big Daddy V the following week on ECW:
Kane defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via disqualification at 3:41 when Khali began choking Kane with TV cables at ringside; after the bout, Kane fought back by hitting Khali in the head with the timekeeper's bell; moments later, Big Daddy V, with Matt Striker, came out and hit a Samoan Drop on Kane
Chris Masters pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) at 3:46 with a roll up after Victoria attacked McCool on the floor
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy pinned Finlay with the Twist of Fate at 5:46 after WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP appeared and grabbed Finlay's shallalagh away as Finlay attempted to use it on Hardy
Drew McIntyre (w/ Dave Taylor) pinned Brian Major (w/ Brett Major) with a Flatliner at 3:38 after Major missed a plancha to the floor onto an interfering Taylor
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 2:52 when Yang pinned Deuce with a moonsault
The Undertaker pinned Jamie Noble with the tombstone at 1:14
WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. via disqualification in a non-title match at 9:19 when Finlay interfered as MVP attempted the Playmaker and attacked MVP for costing him the match earlier in the night; after the bout, Mysterio cleared Finlay from the ring

10/23/07; Kansas City, MO; Sprint Center
10/26/07 - featured an opening in-ring segment of the VIP Lounge, with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Finlay in which WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP had Finlay and Mysterio discuss their upcoming match at Cyber Sunday and what the stipulation could be; moments later, MVP and Hardy talked about their own match at the pay-per-view and how MVP didn't want the match because he had invested so much into their tag team before focusing on their tag team match later in the show against Mysterio & Finlay; after Finlay began insulting Mysterio, leading to the two brawling in and out of the ring as MVP & Hardy provided commentary; included Anastasia conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Batista regarding his upcoming title defense against the Undertaker and his incident the previous week with John Bradshaw Layfield; JBL put a "Vote for JBL" banner across the commentary table for the show, encouraging fans to vote him as the guest referee for the Batista / Taker match at Cyber Sunday; featured a Mick Foley vignette to encourage fans to vote him as the guest referee; included an ad for Rey Mysterio Jr.'s "The Biggest Little Man" DVD; featured footage of the 2007 Diva contestants in a role play competition and Lena's elimination during Raw; included Michael Cole introducing the two Diva finalists, Brooke and Eve, before giving them each 30 seconds to talk about why the fans should not vote for the other girl; featured a Matrix-style vignette; included a video montage recapping the Batista / Taker rivalry dating back to WrestleMania; featured a backstage segment with Armando Estrada and Vickie Guerrero talking about an ECW triple threat match to take place later in the show; moments later, Jamie Noble appeared about Vickie having him face the Great Khali and Taker in a recent weeks and offered to relieve her stress; Vickie then made a match between Noble and Batista for later in the show; included a Steve Austin vignette to encourage fans to vote him as the guest referee for the Batista / Taker match at Cyber Sunday; featured an ad for Batista's autobiography, Batista Unleashed; several members of the Kansas City Chiefs sat ringside for the show; included JBL conducting a closing in-ring interview with Taker regarding the upcoming bout against Batista, prior to which he showed a vignette encouraging the fans to vote for him as the guest referee for the match and not for Austin or Foley and then had two men distribute "Vote for JBL" t-shirts to the crowd; moments later, JBL forced Cole and ring announcer Justin Roberts to put the shirts on; after Taker appeared, JBL said he would make sure Taker won the title as long as he was the guest referee and then told Taker to put on his t-shirt; when Taker refused, JBL reminded him he had beaten Taker before and more than once and was a wrestling god; Taker then hit a chokeslam on JBL, with Batista then appearing and hitting the spear on Taker before leaving the ring; Taker then sat up and locked eyes with Batista as the show came to a close:
Kane pinned Mark Henry with the chokeslam at 2:57
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Finlay in a non-title match at 17:25 when MVP pinned Mysterio with the Playmaker after Finlay hit Mysterio with his shallalagh; during the bout, Hardy sustained a severe cut to his head while attempting a Splash Mountain on Mysterio
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Jamie Noble in a non-title match with the sit-down powerbomb at 1:07; after the bout, Batista confronted John Bradshaw Layfield at ringside, pounding on the commentary table while JBL turned his head and pretended not to notice
Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) defeated John Morrison and Mike Mizanin at 3:33 by pinning Mizanin with an elbow drop
Jesse & Festus defeated Joe Hennig & Steve Fender when Jesse scored the pin at the 56-second mark following a Rocket Launcher clothesline off the top

10/30/07; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum
11/2/07 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Batista regarding his win at Cyber Sunday over the Undertaker and the fact their rivalry was tied at one win apiece and two draws; as Batista commented on teaming with Taker later in the show, Taker appeared and said he would watch Batista's back because he still had the title; Batista then agreed to a rematch for the title, with Taker saying it would be a Hell in a Cell bout; included a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Vickie Guerrero in which Vickie gave Noble the new Rey Mysterio Jr. DVD because he would be facing him later in the show; featured backstage footage before and after Eve was named the 2007 Diva Search winner Monday on Raw; included an ad for WrestleMania tickets going on sale the following Saturday; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy - regarding Hardy being back in action the next week to defend the titles and Hardy telling MVP he had a match with Kane up next; included a vignette of ECW World Champion CM Punk to promote his appearance on Smackdown! the following week; Dee Snider & Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister were shown in attendance; featured footage from the previous week of Mysterio appearing at a Best Buy in Washington DC for an autograph session; included a backstage segment with the Great Khali, Runjin Singh, and Mark Henry regarding their tag team match later in the show against Batista & Taker:
Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned Domino (w/ Deuce & Cherry) with a fireman's carry slam at 2:52; during the bout, it was announced the Undertaker / Batista Hell in a Cell match announced earlier in the show would take place at Survivor Series
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble at 9:06 with a hurricanrana into a roll up after avoiding a powerbomb; prior to the bout, it was announced Mysterio would face Finlay the following week; Finlay sat ringside for the duration of the match; after the bout, Finlay cut a promo from ringside on facing Mysterio the next week
Kane pinned WWE US Champion & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion MVP in a non-title match with the chokeslam at 13:33, moments after Big Daddy V & Matt Striker appeared ringside; after the bout, V attacked Kane and dropped him with a Samoan Drop
Mick Foley pinned Jonathan Coachman at 2:55 after surprise guest referee Hornswoggle hit a frog splash after Foley applied the Mandible Claw
Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Kenny Dykstra (w/ Victoria) with a shoulderblock off the top and Full Throttle at 3:32 after McCool knocked Victoria off the apron
World Heavyweight Champion Batista & the Undertaker defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) & Mark Henry via disqualification at 13:43 when John Bradshaw Layfield interfered and attacked both Batista & Taker, with Henry then locking Batista in the bearhug as Khali applied the head vice on Taker to close the broadcast

11/6/07; Bakersfield, CA; Rabobank Arena
11/9/07 - featured a backstage segment with Torrie Wilson & Michelle McCool in which Torrie asked Michelle about her relationship with Chuck Palumbo; moments later, Victoria and Kenny Dykstra appeared, with Michelle and Victoria having to be held apart; included a vignette showing the Great Khali's surprise debut and attack on the Undertaker the previous spring to promote their no holds barred match later in the show; featured Anastasia conducting a backstage interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his match later in the show against Finlay; included a vignette in which "CAN YOU BREAK THE CODE" and "THE ANSWER IS THE CODE" appeared on the screen; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and ECW World Champion CM Punk in which Jamie Noble interrupted, with Guerrero then making a match between the two for later in the show; included a vignette of Khali defeating Kane to promote the Khali / Taker match later in the show; featured an ad for WrestleMania 24 tickets; included a vignette showing the history of Hell in the Cell to promote the Taker / Batista match at Survivor Series; featured an in-ring promo by Batista regarding the upcoming match; included a vignette of Khali showing him applying the vice grip on Batista; featured a video package highlighting the life and career of the late Fabulous Moolah:
Brett & Brian Major won a 5-team battle royal by last eliminating Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 11:55; order of elimination: Jesse & Festus were eliminated when all the other participants eliminated Festus (1:02); Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore were eliminated when Dave Taylor eliminated Yang with a European uppercut as Yang was on the top rope (5:33); Taylor & Drew McIntyre were eliminated when one of the Majors eliminated Taylor with a dropkick and clothesline (9:29); Deuce & Domino were eliminated when they both fell over the top while attempting a charge at one of the Majors; due to pre-match stipulations, the Majors earned a tag team title shot later in the show
Victoria (w/ Kenny Dykstra) pinned Michelle McCool (w/ Chuck Palumbo) with a DDT at 3:00 after Palumbo attacked Dykstra on the floor
Finlay pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 18:39 with the Celtic Cross after blocking the West Coast Pop by knocking Mysterio off the ropes; after the bout, Finlay assaulted Mysterio at ringside and rammed him into the ringpost
ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated Jamie Noble via disqualification in a non-title match at 3:40 when Mike Mizanin attacked the champion, with Punk then fighting off Mizanin and John Morrison until Noble laid him out; prior to the bout, it was announced Punk would face Morrison and Mike Mizanin at Survivor Series
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy defeated Brett & Brian Major at 2:48 when MVP scored the pin with the Playmaker after knocking the other Major off the apron; Hardy was never tagged into the match
The Undertaker defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via submission in a no holds barred match with the triangle choke at 9:48

11/13/07; Wichita, KS; Coliseum
11/16/07 - featured clips throughout the show of the Undertaker's Hell in a Cell battles against Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Rikishi, and Randy Orton; included an in-ring promo by Taker regarding his upcoming match at Survivor Series against World Heayweight Champion Batista in Hell in a Cell; featured an ad for 'John Cena: My Life;' included a backstage segment with WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy and WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy in which Jeff said he had to leave to take care of something; featured Matt Hardy as a guest of MVP's VIP Lounge in which they discussed being on opposite sides as Survivor Series until Matt brought up MVP's actions on ECW against his brother Jeff and said he wanted a shot at MVP's US title; after Matt said they would never be friends and challenged MVP to an immediate title match, MVP said he couldn't because he already signed a tag team title defense, leading into the match; included a vignette in which "THE CODE," "2 DAYS," "24 HOURS," "45 MINUTES," and "BREAK THE WALLS" appeared; featured the official weigh-in for the Hornswoggle / Great Khali bout at Survivor Series, with Hornswoggle at 138lbs and Khali breaking the scale with his weight; moments later, Khali took the mic from Michael Cole and cut a promo on the upcoming match; moments later, the two stood beside the scales for photographers before Hornswoggle began crying and Khali walked off:
WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy defeated Finlay via disqualification in a non-title match at 6:35 when Finlay attempted to use his shallalagh as a weapon; after the bout, Hardy knocked Finlay to the floor
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Victoria defeated Torrie Wilson & Mickie James at 2:37 when Phoenix pinned Torrie with an elevated double chicken wing slam
John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions - WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy to win the titles at 3:50 when Mizanin pinned Hardy after Morrison clipped Hardy in his bad leg as he attempted the Twist of Fate; after the bout, MVP grabbed the mic and said he was immediately invoking their title rematch, with the champions then returning to the ring
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE US Champion MVP & Matt Hardy at around the 4-minute mark when Hardy submitted to Morrison's leglock; after the bout, MVP helped Hardy to his feet before attacking his bad leg, kicking the ringsteps into it, and dropping Hardy knee-first onto the steps before leaving ringside (the bout began during the commercial break)
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Ken Kennedy at 14:00 with a hurricanrana off the top after avoiding the Green Bay Plunge
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Mark Henry in a No DQ non-title match at 2:13 after hitting him in the face with the title belt; after the bout, Batista threw Henry into the ringsteps, choked him, threw him into the ringpost, and hit a spear on the floor; moments later, Batista repeatedly hit Henry across the back with a steel chair; as the show came to a close, the Undertaker appeared at the entrance stage

11/20/07; Tampa, FL; St. Pete Times Forum
11/23/07 - featured an opening backstage segment with Edge and Vickie Guerrero in which she berated him for interrupting the Undertaker / Batista Hell in a Cell match at Survivor Series before giving Edge a title shot against Batista the next week on Smackdown!; moments later, Edge revealed Vickie helped him interfere, with the two then kissing; included John Bradshaw Layfield conducting an in-ring interview with WWE US Champion MVP in which JBL presented MVP with a US championship ring from the United Nations before reviewing footage of MVP attacking Matt Hardy the previous week; JBL then said MVP was a future world champion and presented him with the 101-carat ring; as MVP cut a promo on himself, Rey Mysterio Jr. interrupted, called MVP a punk, and - after a brief brawl - scared him to the floor after attempting the 619; featured a backstage segment with Finlay and Vince McMahon speaking of Hornswoggle's match later in the show against Mark Henry, with McMahon eventually making Finlay Hornswoggle's partner for the bout; included an ad for 'John Cena: My Life;' MLB Hall of Famer Wade Boggs was shown in attendance; featured a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Batista and Vickie in which Vickie said she loved Edge and he deserved the title shot; included an ad for 'Shawn Michaels: Heartbreak & Triumph;' featured a backstage promo by Jesse & Festus about Cena's DVD - with Festus dressed as Cena for the segment; included a backstage segment with Michelle McCool and Jamie Noble in which she eventually slapped him; featured a backstage segment with Finlay and Hornswoggle in which Hornswoggle said "Thank you;" included a closing in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge, with Vickie joining Edge in the ring, with guest Batista in which Edge said the culmination of four months' planning would happen the following week when he regains the title; Batista then said Edge didn't deserve a title shot but did deserve to get beaten up, then shoved Edge to the mat, and left ringside; moments later, the Undertaker appeared in the ring, scaring Edge to the floor; Taker then dropped Vickie with the tombstone to end the broadcast:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Brian & Brett Major in a non-title match at 3:11 when Mizanin scored the pin with the Reality Check
Kane defeated Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) via disqualification at 2:28 when Striker brought a steel chair into the ring; after the bout, Kane knocked down Striker and hit V with the chair, clearing him from the ring
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 14:27 by blocking a springboard senton and grabbing the top rope for leverage; during the bout, it was announced Matt Hardy's appendix burst earlier in the week
Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated Mark Henry in a handicap match at 2:41 when Hornswoggle scored the pin with a Rocket Launcher after Finlay hit Henry with his shallalagh behind the referee's back; after the bout, the Great Khali appeared, with Henry and Khali then attacking Finlay; moments later, Vince McMahon was shown watching backstage
Jamie Noble pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) with a victory roll at 3:21
Torrie Wilson pinned Victoria by reversing the Widow's Peak into a neckbreaker at 2:41

12/11/07; Boston, MA; TD Banknorth Garden
12/14/07 - featured an opening segment in which Edge introduced Vickie Guerrero, in a neckbrace and wheeled out onto the stage by Teddy Long, with Vickie then announcing that World Heavyweight Champion Batista, Edge, and the Undertaker would all be in action later in the show in preparation for their pay-per-view match at Armageddon (Vickie's surprise return after a month's absence); included an ad for the Dec. 24th 'Tribute to the Troops;' featured an ad for 'John Cena: My Life;' included a backstage segment with Edge and Vickie in which Edge ordered Long to get Vickie some asprin and coffee; featured an in-ring statement by Teddy Long in which he said Hornswoggle would meet the Great Khali later in the show; included an ad for 'The Triumph and Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling;' featured the announcement that Ric Flair would wrestle on the next week's show with his career at stake; included a backstage segment with Michelle McCool and Kelly Kelly in which they found several dozen red roses, with Jamie Noble appearing and talking with McCool about their upcoming date; during the segment, he asked whether Chuck Palumbo gave her the black eye, with McCool saying she sustained it during the European tour:
Edge pinned Sho Funaki (mystery opponent) with the spear at 2:29; after the bout, Vickie Guerrero, in a wheelchair on stage, asked the fans to applaud Edge's win and then announced that World Heavyweight Champion Batista would face Kane in a last man standing match and the Undertaker would face Mark Henry & Big Daddy V in a handicap match later in the show; Vickie then ordered Teddy Long to wheel her back to her office
Layla & Victoria (w/ Kenny Dykstra) defeated Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool at 2:57 when Victoria pinned McCool with a roll up after McCool became distracted by Chuck Palumbo driving his motorcycle ringside to counter the interference of Dykstra; prior to the bout, footage was shown after last week's Smackdown! of Palumbo venting after losing for the third week in a row to Jamie Noble; after the commercial break, Palumbo and McCool talked backstage about their recent frustrations and McCool having to go on a date with Noble because of his loss the previous week; during the segment, Palumbo punched a hole in a wall
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Kenny Dykstra with the 619 and springboard legdrop at 2:41; WWE US Champion MVP provided guest commentary for the bout; after the match, MVP confronted Mysterio in the ring and let him hold the US title so he could feel what it would be like to become champion again; Mysterio then refused to shake MVP's hand, with MVP then hitting Mysterio in the back of the head with the title belt before walking off
World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated Kane in a non-title last man standing match at 14:48 following a spinebuster from the steps onto the commentary table; after hitting the move, Edge appeared and hit a spear on Batista but the champion was able to get back to his feet and fight Edge off before the referee's 10-count; after the bout, Edge hit Batista in the back with a steel chair
Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison) at 2:41 with a modified Samoan Drop after using Mizanin's body to knock Morrison off the ring apron
Hornswoggle fought the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) to a no contest when Finlay appeared before the match began, attacked Khali, and then knocked Singh to the floor after he attempted to take Hornswoggle hostage; moments later, Khali dropped Finlay with a chop to the head and the tree slam
The Undertaker defeated Mark Henry & Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) in a handicap match at 5:52 by pinning Henry with the chokeslam; after the bout, Taker fought off both men but was eventually double teamed and hoisted into a double team Torture Rack; moments later, Edge appeared and did Taker's own pose in front of his body as the show came to a close

12/18/07; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena
12/21/07 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Teddy Long introduced Vickie Guerrero who in turn introduced the new World Heavyweight Champion Edge; moments later, Long officially presented Edge with the title belt; Edge then cut a promo on his victory at Armageddon and brought out two Edgeheads that helped him win the title - Brett & Brian Major; after the Majors got in the ring, it was revealed that wasn't their real names but rather their real names were Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder; Edge then said he wanted to thank Vickie most of all and then showed a music video of their time together as Edge was in rehab; following the video, Edge said he also wanted to thank Batista, who he would be defending against later in the show, for taking over in Edge's absence; included John Bradshaw Layfield announcing he would make a farewell address later in the show; featured an ad for 'Tribute to the Troops' Dec. 24; included an ad for the following week's show which would feature the greatest matches of 07; included an in-ring promo by Ric Flair regarding his win-or-retire stipulation made by Vince McMahon and his upcoming bout on Raw Dec. 31 against Triple H and said if he loses to Triple H then he would have no regrets; featured Maryse welcoming the fans back from commercial; included footage from Jamie Noble and Michelle McCool's date the previous Friday in which they ate a nice restaurant; during the segment, Noble asked Michelle over for Christmas dinner and then began yelling at the French waiter when he couldn't make the "French" foods Noble asked for a meal; moments later, the waiter said it was an Italian restaurant; later in the segment, Noble gave Michelle a can of Old Spice as a Christmas present because it's what he uses, said he loved magic, and then tried to pull the tablecloth out but pulled all the silverware and dishes off the table instead; featured an in-ring promo by John Bradshaw Layfield in which he formally announced he was leaving his commentary duties and would return to the ring on Raw due to his altercation with Chris Jericho Monday; JBL then said he wasn't coming to Raw to be part of the roster but to headline pay-per-views and win championships; moments later, JBL left ringside (JBL's last appearance on Smackdown!):
Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated the Great Khali & Runjin Singh at 3:00 when Hornswoggle pinned Singh with a frog splash after a giant swing from Finlay; after the bout, the two threw leprechaun hats into the crowd
ECW World Champion CM Punk, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Kane defeated WWE US Champion MVP, Mark Henry, & Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) at 15:14 when Mysterio pinned Henry following the 619, the chokeslam from Kane, and a springboard splash
Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned Deuce (w/ Domino & Cherry) at 4:18 with a modified Samoan Drop after Jesse knocked Domino off the apron; both men were dressed as Santa for the match
Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Teddy Long) via disqualification at 10:09 when Hawkins hit the challenger in the knee with a steel chair as Batista had Edge up for the sit-down powerbomb; Tazz filled in for John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary; prior to the bout, Vickie announced it would be a championship match but also would be a 3-on-1 handicap match; Batista originally won the match and title at 8:36 by pinning Ryder with a spinebuster but Vickie then announced he could only win the title by defeating Edge; after the bout, Hawkins & Ryder hit a double DDT onto the chair, with Edge then hitting a Con-Chair-Two; as the show was going off the air, Edge grabbed the mic and said "By the way, Merry Christmas"

Smackdown! - 12/28/07 - featured highlights of the year narrated by Michael Cole recapping the top 5 matches of the year, as voted by WWE fans: #5: Money in the Bank from WrestleMania, #4: Triple H vs. Randy Orton from No Mercy in a last man standing match, #3: John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels from London, #2: Triple H's Team vs. Umaga's Team from Survivor Series, and #1: the Undertaker vs. Batista at WrestleMania; included a vignette of WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix; featured highlights of the recent Ric Flair / Umaga match on Raw and backstage segment moments later in which Vince McMahon ordered Flair to face Triple H the following week on Raw; included pre-taped comments from Senator Hillary Clinton in which she praised the troops serving overseas during the holidays, mixed in with footage of the recent WWE tour to Iraq; featured footage of the tour to the tune of Daughtry's "Feels Like Tonight;" included a recap of Chris Jericho's return, the unveiling of Hornswoggle as Vince McMahon's son, Steve Austin giving Santino Marella a beer bath, Eve winning the Diva Search, Edge defeating the Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Title, and the Hair vs. Hair match from WrestleMania; featured highlights of Edge's return and world title win at Armageddon; included the announcement that a Beat the Clock series would begin the following week to determine Edge's challenger at the Royal Rumble

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