WWE SMACKDOWN!

2008

12/30/07; Richmond, VA; Coliseum
1/4/08 - included an opening promo in the aisle by Vickie Guerrero, in a wheelchair pushed by Teddy Long, in which she said Batista and the Undertaker would not receive a title shot if they laid their hands on World Heavyweight Champion Edge and that a Beat the Clock challenge would determine who would face Edge for the title at the Royal Rumble; Guerrero said Finlay, Rey Mysterio Jr., Batista, and the Undertaker would be among those participating and then brought out Jonathan Coachman as the new broadcaster for the show, replacing John Bradshaw Layfield (Coachman's surprise debut on Smackdown!); featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which he said Vickie's relationship with Edge was tearing the Guerrero family apart; included a backstage segment of WWE US Champion MVP talking on the phone, upset over his loss earlier in the show, and said he would retire Ric Flair in an attempt to "shatter the glass ceiling;" featured Michael Cole speaking with Mysterio, backstage, over his participation in the Beat the Clock Challenger later in the show; included Lena Yata conducting a backstage interview with Matt Striker regarding the outcome of the Taker / Mark Henry match, with Big Daddy V appearing as well (Yata's debut); featured the announcement Chris Jericho would face John Bradshaw Layfield at the Royal Rumble:
Beat the Clock Challenge: Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match at 9:50 after hitting him with a shallalaugh behind the referee's back after the referee took away the first weapon when MVP attempted to use it; after the bout, Vince McMahon appeared, hugged Hornswoggle, and celebrated with him before leaving ringside
Kenny Dykstra & Victoria defeated Chuck Palumbo & Michelle McCool at 4:47 when Victoria pinned Michelle with the Widow's Peak after knocking Dykstra off the apron; after the bout, Palumbo yelled at McCool for the loss and drove backstage on his motorcycle leaving her behind
Beat the Clock Challenge: Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Sho Funaki with the Gory Bomb at 6:02
Beat the Clock Challenge: Batista fought Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder to a no contest in a handicap match at 6:04 when the clock ran out as Batista attempted the sit-down powerbomb on one opponent while the other held the leg down to prevent the move; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero and Teddy Long appeared on the big screen with Long announcing Batista would face both Hawkins, introduced first, as well as Ryder
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 3:45 when Moore pinned Domino with a roll up after sending Domino into Deuce on the top, causing him to crotch himself
Beat the Clock Challenge: The Undertaker fought Mark Henry to a no contest at 6:03 when guest referee Matt Striker refused to make a three count after Taker hit the chokeslam on Henry; prior to the bout, it was announced Striker would be Taker's opponent, with Striker then appearing in a referee's shirt and saying he was not the opponent but rather the special referee, then introducing Henry as the opponent; after the bout, Taker scared Striker from ringside, and hit a bodyslam and chokeslam on Henry
Beat the Clock Challenge: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder) in a non-title match at 4:32 with the 619 and springboard splash after the Undertaker appeared in the aisle, turned off the lights, and when they came back on Edge's head was leaned against the middle rope; earlier in the bout, Batista attacked both Hawkins and Ryder at ringside before returning backstage; for winning the Beat the Clock Challenge, Mysterio earned a title shot against Edge at the Royal Rumble

1/8/08; Wilkes Barre, PA; Wachovia Arena
1/11/08 - featured an in-ring promo by Vickie Guerrero, with Teddy Long, in which Vickie introduced Rey Mysterio Jr. as the new #1 contender; moments later, Mysterio said he still cared about Vickie and her family, despite her relationship with World Heavyweight Champion Edge; Vickie then said Eddie Guerrero would want her to move on, that she was still young enough to have more children, and Edge would be a perfect father figure; Edge then appeared with the two trading words until Chavo Guerrero Jr. appeared; Chavo then told Mysterio to mind his own business and that the Guerrero family was disgusted by Vickie's actions; Vickie then lashed out at both Mysterio and Chavo and ordered them to face each other later in the night; included the announcement the Undertaker would be part of the 30-man Royal Rumble; featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Edge, with Edge sending Long out of the room before the two discussed the earlier segment; included an ad for Smackdown! becoming HD in two weeks; featured the announcement that Ric Flair would face WWE US Champion MVP with Flair's career at stake at the Royal Rumble; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Hornswoggle in which McMahon encouraged Hornswoggle's participation at the Royal Rumble and his arm wrestling contest later in the show; moments later, McMahon and Finlay spoke, with Finlay telling McMahon that he wasn't living up to their "deal" and McMahon told Finlay to calm down and that he too would be in the Rumble match; featured an ad for 'Raw's Greatest Hits: The Music' and 'The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary' DVD; included a vignette promoting the debut of 2007 Diva Contest Winner Eve:
Jamie Noble pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) with a crucifix at 3:44; prior to the bout, it was announced Palumbo had apologized to McCool for blowing up at her the previous week; after the match, Palumbo cornered McCool as the fans chanted "Chuck's a loser" until Noble appeared in the aisle
Batista defeated WWE US Champion MVP via count-out in a non-title match at 12:52 after knocking MVP off the apron as both men attempted to get back into the ring; prior to the bout, MVP cut an in-ring promo on facing Ric Flair at the Royal Rumble until Batista's entrance interrupted; after the match, MVP attempted to hit Batista with a steel chair but Batista dropped him with a spear on the floor
The Undertaker defeated Mark Henry & Matt Striker in a handicap match at 2:25 by pinning Striker with the tombstone; after the bout, Big Daddy V appeared and helped in double teaming Taker but Taker eventually knocked V over the top rope to the floor and hit the chokeslam on Henry
Hornswoggle (w/ Finlay) defeated Runjin Singh (w/ the Great Khali) in an arm wrestling contest; after the bout, Khali attacked Finlay and attempted to chokeslam Hornswoggle until Finlay knocked him to the floor after two chairshots to the back
Kane pinned Domino (w/ Deuce & Cherry) at 1:34 with the chokeslam after catching Domino as he came off the top
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 11:15 with the 619 and a splash off the top; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Edge - who did guest commentary for the match - attacked Mysterio until he was fought off; moments later, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder helped in triple teaming Mysterio as the show came to a close

1/15/08; Birmingham, AL; BJCC
1/18/08 - featured opening footage of the final moments of the 2007 Royal Rumble between the Undertaker and Shawn Michaels followed by an in-ring promo by Taker regarding his participation in the upcoming Rumble match; moments later, Matt Striker & Big Daddy V appeared with Striker saying the main difference between last year's and this year's Rumble was the inclusion of Big Daddy V; V and Taker then began brawling at ringside until V was thrown into the ringsteps and advised by Striker to go backstage; included a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Vickie Guerrero, and Teddy Long in which Edge talked about Vickie finally being able to take off her neckbrace and Vickie said Edge was her hero; Vickie then sent Long out to get them something to eat until Chavo Guerrero Jr. appeared, apologized to Vickie for what he said the previous week, and said Edge was a good guy; featured an ad promoting more WrestleMania 24 tickets being available; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Finlay in which McMahon was upset that Finlay allowed Khali to put his hands on Hornswoggle during the earlier match, with McMahon then saying Finlay would face Khali the following week in a Belfast Brawl so he could try to gain some revenge; featured an ad promoting WWE HD the next week; included the announcement that Chavo Guerrero Jr. would challenge ECW World Champion CM Punk the following week on ECW; featured Ric Flair as a guest of the VIP Lounge in which Flair and WWE US Champion MVP discussed their upcoming match at the Royal Rumble as well as their match last year at Vengeance in which MVP won before Flair knocked MVP down in the ring and walked off; included a vignette promoting the debut of Eve; featured a backstage segment in which Vickie wished Rey Mysterio Jr. luck in the main event:
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) via KO with the head vice at 11:03 after hitting the tree slam after both Hornswoggle and Singh interfered; prior to the bout, it was announced Khali would be part of the 30-man Royal Rumble
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 6:39 when Yang pinned Domino with an elbow to the face and moonsault off the top
Batista pinned Mark Henry with a spinebuster at 5:01; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Batista winning the 2005 Royal Rumble
Michelle McCool pinned Layla at 3:53 with the Angel's Wings; after the commercial break, Jamie Noble spoke backstage with Michelle, during which Chuck Palumbo appeared, gave her several dozen roses, and apologized for his earlier behavior; Noble then said he saw right through Palumbo until Michelle broke the two men up before a fight ensued
Rey Mysterio Jr. & ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Chavo Guerrero Jr. via disqualification at 10:47 when Edge hit Mysterio with a chair as Mysterio attempted the springboard splash on Chavo; before the bout, it was announced Edge would be on ECW the following week; after the match, Punk attempted to make the save for Mysterio until Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder joined in attacking Mysterio & Punk to close the show

1/22/08; Charlottesville, VA; John Paul Jones Arena
1/25/08 - the first episode to air in HD; the debut of a new stage; featured a backstage promo by Jesse in which he commented on Festus' two personalities and said Jesse was getting medial treatment; included a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Chuck Palumbo in which they argued before noticing Michelle McCool was coming, with the two men then calming down; featured a video package on WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy to the tune of Lostprophets' "Rooftops;" included an in-ring promo by WWE US Champion MVP regarding his upcoming bout at the Royal Rumble against Ric Flair and his opportunity to retire Flair; after MVP insulted Flair for several minutes, Flair eventually appeared in the aisle and said he would win their match; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Eve; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon, Finlay, and Hornswoggle in which McMahon thanked Finlay for protecting Hornswoggle against the Great Khali but warned him Khali would be going after him in the Royal Rumble; moments later, McMahon told Hornswoggle that he couldn't trust Finlay in the Rumble match; featured an in-ring promo by Batista in which he wished Rey Mysterio Jr. the best of luck against World Heavyweight Champion Edge at the Rumble and said he planned to win the Rumble match as he did in 2005; included footage from earlier in the night of Jamie Noble apologizing to Michelle McCool as she was led backstage on a stretcher; featured a video package highlighting the history of the Royal Rumble and various statistics regarding the match's history:
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins via disqualification in a handicap match at 6:34 when Hawkins brought a steel chair into the ring as Mysterio attempted the 619 on Ryder; during the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Edge was shown watching the match backstage; after the match, Mysterio cleared both men from the ring
Jimmy Wang Yang (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned Domino (w/ Deuce & Cherry) at 5:27 with the moonsault off the top after lifting his knees to block a bomb off the turnbuckle
Michelle McCool, Chuck Palumbo, & Jamie Noble fought Layla, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark when - following an arguement between Palumbo and Noble - Palumbo sent Noble into the ropes, knocking McCool off the apron to the floor; after the bout, Noble went to check on McCool and called for a medic before Palumbo assaulted him around ringside and hit the Full Throttle on the floor, tossing aside a referee that attempted to break it up; moments later, as Michelle was almost back to her feet, Palumbo kicked Noble in the ribs with Michelle grabbing him in an attempt to stop him; Palumbo flung her off - with McCool again hitting the floor - kicked Noble again and walked off; McCool was later taken backstage on a stretcher
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) fought the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) to a no contest in a Belfast Brawl at around the 5-minute mark when - after Khali attempted to chokeslam Hornswoggle off the apron and through the commentary table - Finlay brutalized Khali on the floor with the shillalaugh and a steel chair before leaving ringside with Hornswoggle
The Undertaker defeated Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) via submission with an armbar at 6:12 (The Undertaker's Most Dangerous Matches)
World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins) pinned CM Punk (w/ Rey Mysterio Jr.) in a non-title match at 10:08 with the spear; Mysterio did guest commentary for the match

1/29/08; Reading, PA; Sovereign Center
2/1/08 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Teddy Long - in control for the night in the absence of Vickie Guerrero, injured at the Royal Rumble by Rey Mysterio Jr. - in which he announced an Elimination Chamber would be held at No Way Out to determine the challenger to the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania; the participants would be: Batista, the Great Khali, Finlay, WWE US Champion MVP, Big Daddy V, and the Undertaker; Long then announced that World Heavyweight Champion Edge would defend against Mysterio in a rematch at No Way Out; Edge then appeared to protest, arguing that Mysterio shouldn't get a rematch because he injured Vickie, but Long kept the match on; included an in-ring promo by Chuck Palumbo in which he said the injury Michelle McCool sustained the previous week - a concussion and whiplash - were an accident and that it was all Jamie Noble's fault; Palumbo said he had been fined $10,000 for hitting a referee that wouldn't get out of the way during the incident and then called Michelle to come out so he could publically apologize to her; Michelle said she didn't believe Palumbo's apology and slapped him, with Palumbo then cornering her and saying Noble would pay for the slap and Palumbo would make sure Michelle would be watching; featured an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin,' available Feb. 12; included Eve conducting an in-ring interview with Batista regarding his participation in the No Way Out Elimination Chamber (Eve's Smackdown! debut); featured a vignette of Jesse in which he said Festus had been cured and would be on Smackdown! the following week; included an ad for additional WrestleMania 24 tickets being on sale:
Ric Flair defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification in a non-title match at 6:17 when MVP refused to break a reversal of the figure-4 after Flair was under the ring ropes; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would be forced to retire if he lost; after the bout, MVP repeatedly rammed Flair's leg into the ringpost, then trapped Flair's leg in the ring steps and kicked them; moments later, Flair was helped backstage by referees; after the commercial break, the trainer was shown looking at Flair's leg backstage
Rey Mysterio Jr. & CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 15:09 when Punk pinned Chavo with the Go To Sleep after Chavo sustained Mysterio's 619
Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 1:50 when Hornswoggle pinned Domino with the frog splash after the Celtic Cross from Finlay; prior to the bout, Vince McMahon confronted Finlay & Hornswoggle backstage about how Finlay threw his Royal Rumble opportunity away to save Hornswoggle
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 6:25 when Hawkins pinned Moore with an inverted suplex after avoiding a corkscrew moonsault off the top; Hawkins & Ryder's entrance had to be taped three times before they got it right
The Undertaker & Kane defeated Mark Henry & Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) at around the 13-minute mark when Henry submitted to Taker's chokehold after Taker hit a chokeslam (the bout began during the commercial break)

2/5/08; Corpus Christi, TX; Amerian Bank Center
2/8/08 - featured Michael Cole conducting an opening in-ring interview with Batista regarding his participation in the Elimination Chamber at No Way Out, with WWE US Champion MVP eventually interrupting; moments later, Big Daddy V and Matt Striker appeared and argued V would win until the Great Khali and Runjin Singh came out and said Khali would win; Finlay and Hornswoggle then appeared, with the Undertaker eventually appearing and scaring Khali, V, and MVP to the floor; included a WrestleMania 24 hype package to the tune of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Snow (Hey Oh);' featured footage footage of the WWE opening an office in Shanghai the previous year and of footage the previous week of the WWE being honored in Guangzhou, China for corporate sponsorship; included Vickie Guerrero - wheeled to the ring by Teddy Long - as a guest of The Cutting Edge in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge said he had a "life-altering question" for Vickie the following week; moments later, Edge demanded Rey Mysterio Jr. come out and apologize for hurting her at the Royal Rumble; when Mysterio did appear, Vickie repeatedly slapped him before he finally grabbed her arm, with Edge then attacking Mysterio before Mysterio fought back with the 619 and a sit-down splash onto Edge on the floor; before leaving ringside, Mysterio grabbed the mic and sarcastically told Vickie he was sorry; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Edge as to whether he was going to propose to Vickie the next week, with Edge refusing to answer; included an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin':
Shelton Benjamin defeated Kane via count-out at 6:06 when, after both men had fought on the floor, Kane knocked Benjamin off the top back into the ring just before the 10-count
Chuck Palumbo pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Michelle McCool) with the Full Throttle at 3:57 after avoiding a plancha off the top, with Noble crashing into Palumbo's motorcycle parked at ringside; after the bout, Palumbo threw Noble into the ringpost - sending him to the floor - repeatedly rammed him into the ringpost, and hit the Full Throttle onto the barricade; moments later, Palumbo confronted McCool, told her it was her fault, and attempted to run Noble over with his motorcycle before eventually riding it backstage
Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 4:03 when Festus pinned Domino with a fireman's carry into a face-first slam; prior to the bout, Jesse brought Festus out with a bag over his face and claimed he had been treated by the best psychiatrists in the world to cure his mood swings; however, when the bell rang, Festus again changed personalities
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 3:32 when Hawkins pinned Moore with an inverted suplex
The Undertaker, Batista, & Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) fought the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh), WWE US Champion MVP, & Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) to a no contest at around the 17-minute mark after Finlay hit Khali with the shillalagh and the babyfaces cleared the heels from the ring; the broadcast ended with Batista, Finlay, and Taker in the ring in a three-way staredown (the bout began during the commercial break)

2/6/08; Houston, TX; Toyota Center
2/15/08 - featured a backstage segment in which Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder went to World Heavyweight Champion Edge for advice on their upcoming match, with Edge saying he needed some time to himself; included a John Cena anti-steroids public service announcement; featured a backstage segment in which Jan the makeup woman got Vickie Guerrero ready as Teddy Long stood beside; included a backstage segment showing Edge in his locker room, visibly nervous; featured a video package hyping the double Elimination Chamber matches at No Way Out; included an ad for "The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin;" featured a video package hyping the John Cena vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton match at No Way Out; included a closing segment in which violinists performed at the entrance stage after the ring was decorated with a red mat and flowers; moments later, Edge appeared and asked for Vickie to come out because he had a very important question for her; Vickie was then wheeled to the ring by Long, with Long helping her into the ring before leaving ringside; Edge then Vickie an excerpt of Bryan Adams' "Heaven" before kneeling and asking her to marry him, with Vickie accepting and the two kissing; moments later, Rey Mysterio Jr. appeared and said he was disgusted by Edge and Vickie's actions, with Edge then demanding Mysterio apologize or he would put him in a wheelchair like Vickie's; Mysterio then entered the ring, with the two briefly brawling until Mysterio accidentally hit a springboard sit-down splash on Vickie, knocking her out, when Edge moved out of the way; the show then ended with Mysterio walking up the aisle as Edge called for help from backstage:
Batista pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match with the sit-down powerbomb at 16:12 after hitting the spear and twice throwing MVP shoulder-first into the ringpost; after the bout, MVP had the ring announcer declare him still the US champion
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore, Jesse & Festus defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 2:52 when Yang pinned Domino with the top rope moonsault; after the match, Deuce & Domino, Hawkins & Ryder attacked their opponents until Jesse rang the timekeeper's bell, waking up Festus who then cleared the ring; after Festus made the save, Jesse rang the bell again to calm him down
Victoria pinned Michelle McCool with the Widow's Peak at 2:08; prior to the bout, Chuck Palumbo appeared ringside on his motorcycle and repeatedly revved it during the match to distract Michelle; after the contest, Palumbo took off his shirt, grabbed a mic, and stood on Michelle's hair as he cut a promo on her and the beating he gave Jamie Knoble the previous week
The Undertaker pinned Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) with a DDT at 5:06; after the bout, Taker slammed Striker into the ring steps, rolled him into the ring, dropped him with the chokeslam, and locked on the leg submission hold, causing blood to come out of Striker's mouth
CM Punk & Kane defeated ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Shelton Benjamin at 4:52 when Punk pinned Guerrero with the Go To Sleep
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) at 4:57 after repeatedly hitting him with the shallelagh behind the referee's back

2/19/08; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena
2/22/08 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Edge, with Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins, in which he bragged about the injury Rey Mysterio Jr. sustained in Santiago, Chile and beating Mysterio at No Way Out; Edge then spoke of the Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak and claimed he would end it; moments later, the lights went off and when they came back on Taker was in the ring; Taker then fought off all three men and cleared the ring; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Maryse in which Maryse said she had a question for Long, then pulled him into his office; featured footage and media coverage from the recent tour of South America, with comments from Shelton Benjamin, CM Punk, Matt Striker, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Michelle McCool; included a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" former WBC Featherweight Champion Erik Morales was shown in attendance; featured a video package highlighting each of the Undertaker's 15 WrestleMania wins; included an ad promoting extra WrestleMania tickets being available:
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Shelton Benjamin pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 6:53 with the jumping facebuster; prior to the bout, it was announced the WrestleMania 24 press conference would be held the following Monday in Los Angeles at noon local time and would be streamed live on WWE.com
Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 5:15 when Jesse pinned Domino with a Rocket Launcher
Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) pinned Shannon Moore with an elbow drop at 3:10
Batista pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match with the sit-down powerbomb at 7:41; prior to the bout, MVP cut an insert promo on he and Batista recovering from the Elimination Chamber and claimed Batista couldn't beat him twice
Kane pinned the Great Khali at 3:10 when Kane fell backwards and Khali pinned himself while having the head vice applied on Kane; after the bout, Khali kept the hold applied before releasing it, believing he had won
Chuck Palumbo pinned Matt Jackson at 2:00 with the Full Throttle; during the bout, Michelle McCool was shown watching the match backstage
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Teddy Long) in a non-title impromptu match at 9:07 with a rolling cradle after avoiding the frog splash; Mysterio initially was scheduled to address the fans on the heels of the announcement he sustained a torn biceps; prior to the promo, he gave one of his merchandise masks to his daughter at ringside; Mysterio then said his biceps on his right arm was completely torn, he would undergo surgery that weekend, and would be out of WrestleMania as a result; moments later, Vickie was wheeled out by Long and said - despite his injury - he would be competing and then called for a referee; after the match, Vickie said it was her turn to hurt Mysterio, with the Big Show then appearing, attacking Mysterio, and standing on and stomping his injured arm before hitting the chokeslam to end the broadcast

2/26/08; Tucson, AZ; Convention Center
2/29/08 - featured an opening video package highlighting the appearances of Floyd Mayweather and the Big Show during the WrestleMania press conference earlier in the week; included a video package from the US Airways Arena in Phoenix of WWE talent meeting with children from the Make A Wish Foundation, followed by the announcement there would be a multi-year partnership between the two organizations and that 50 children - along with Raven Symone - would have their wishes granted and be in attendance at WrestleMania; John Cena was recognized for his efforts during the segment, where it was noted he had helped grant 100 wishes through the group; featured a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge and Vickie Guerrero regarding their upcoming marriage, with Edge suggesting they go to Canada; moments later, Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins appeared, with Edge telling Ryder he would get payback against the Undertaker for what Taker did to Edge the previous week; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Maryse, and Vickie in which Maryse praised Vickie before Batista interrupted and told Vickie he wanted to represent Smackdown! against Umaga at WrestleMania, with Vickie agreeing to the offer; featured a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" included the announcement John Legend would perform "America the Beautiful" at WrestleMania; featured an anti-steroids public service announcement starring Cena; included an introduction by Eve, on the entrance stage, of a video package naming Peter Miavia and Rocky Johnson as the next persons named for the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a Baywatch-themed WrestleMania ad starring Kelly Kelly and Mae Young; included a closing announcement that Batista would face WWE US Champion MVP in a title match the following week:
The Big Show defeated Joey Ryans & Jay Garland in a handicap match at 1:39 by pinning Ryans following a right hand punch; prior to the bout, it was announced Show would face a professional fighter Monday on Raw; after the match, Show cut an in-ring promo saying there would be no chance Floyd Mayweather would face Oscar de la Hoya - as rumored - in September because he would squash Mayweather at WrestleMania; Show then said Mayweather's pay for the match - $20 million - wouldn't be worth it (Show's return match after a 14-month absence)
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 5:35 when Yang pinned Deuce with a moonsault onto a standing Deuce
Chuck Palumbo pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Michelle McCool) with a boot to the face and the Full Throttle at 7:06; during the bout, there were scattered chants of "Chuck"
Batista & Kane defeated WWE US Champion MVP & the Great Khali at 17:05 when Batista pinned Khali with the spear as Khali attempted to hit the chokeslam on Kane
Jesse & Festus defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 3:36 when Festus pinned Morrison with a fireman's carry into a face-first slam; prior to the bout, the champions introduced a clip from "The Dirt Sheet" - on WWE.com - two weeks ago in which they edited previous comments from Jesse as a way of insulting him; after the match, the champions argued over their second consecutive non-title loss
Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) fought Balls Mahoney to a no contest at the 1:30 mark when the Undertaker appeared, kicked V to the floor, and hit the chokeslam on Mahoney; after the match, Taker grabbed the mic and told World Heavyweight Champion Edge to bring Zach Ryder to him for their scheduled match so he would lose just like Edge would lose at WrestleMania (Mahoney's return after a 2-month absence and last appearance)
The Undertaker defeated Zach Ryder (w/ World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Curt Hawkins) via submission with the leglock choke at 6:46; after the match, Edge & Hawkins attacked Taker until he scared Edge from the ring and hit the chokeslam on Hawkins as Edge watched from the floor; moments later, Taker locked same submission hold on Hawkins, with Hawkins then coughing up blood, and held Edge's title belt in the air as the show came to a close

3/4/08; Cleveland, OH; Quicken Loans Arena
3/7/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge, with Vickie Guerrero and Teddy Long appearing with World Heavyweight Champion Edge, in which Edge said two legacies would end at WrestleMania - the Undertaker's undefeated streak and Ric Flair's career; Vickie then announced Edge, Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins would face Taker later in the show in a handicap match, with Edge then introducing Flair as his guest for the segment; after Edge claimed Shawn Michaels would retire Flair at WrestleMania, Flair said he would wrestle long after the pay-per-view; Edge then spoke of Flair's loss to Taker at WrestleMania 18, with Flair responding by saying Edge wouldn't be the one to end Taker's streak; after Flair insulted Edge & Vickie's relationship, Edge told Flair he would face Edge, Hawkins, & Ryder the following week in another handicap match, with Vickie adding a steel cage stipulation to the bout; Flair then punched Edge in the face - with Long shown smiling - and calmly left the ring; included a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" featured a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Michelle McCool in which Noble - believing McCool was interested in him - said he wasn't a one-woman man and broke off whatever relationship they had, which came as a relief for McCool; included a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and Noble in which Noble said he wanted Chuck Palumbo later in the show, with Vickie saying Palumbo had a match with Kane but Noble could have the Big Show instead; featured a video package on the career of Mae Young, the latest name to be inducted as part of the WWE 2008 Hall of Fame; included the announcement Kim Kardashian would be a guest hostess as part of WrestleMania; featured an in-ring swimsuit contest between Eve, Cherry, Maryse, Victoria, and McCool with Jonathan Coachman as MC; during the segment, Coachman announced a diva would be eliminated each week via a fan text vote and the winner would receive a customized motorcycle from Beverly Hills Choppers; after the contest, the divas knocked each other to the floor one-by-one until only McCool remained; included a video package of Rey Mysterio Jr.'s surgery the previous week in San Diego; featured a video package with comments from Freddie Roach, Thomas Hearns, and Michael Buffer regarding the upcoming Big Show / Floyd Mayweather fight at WrestleMania; included the announcement WWE US Champion MVP would defend against Batista the following week in a no holds barred match:
CM Punk, Jesse, & Festus defeated ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at 8:27 when Festus pinned Mizanin with the fireman's carry into the face-first slam
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Batista via count-out at 15:11 after kicking Batista away, while the challenger was on the floor, after Batista assaulted MVP on the floor and into the crowd
Kane pinned Chuck Palumbo with the chokeslam at 3:18
The Big Show defeated Jamie Noble via disqualification when Noble hit a low blow out of self defense at the 42-second mark; after the match, Show laid Noble out with a series of punches to the ribs, with Noble then coughing up blood; moments later, Show cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would end Floyd Mayweather's career at WrestleMania; Noble was tended to on the floor by a number of referees
World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder defeated the Undertaker in a handicap match at 5:29 when Edge scored the pin with the spear after Taker dropped Hawkins & Ryder with a double chokeslam

3/11/08; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena
3/14/08 - featured an opening segment on the stage in which Maria cut a promo on her upcoming match at WrestleMania and then introduced the divas who would be competing in the Smackdown! diva contest - Victoria, Michelle McCool, Eve, Cherry, and Maryse; after the participants appeared, Maria announced Maryse had been eliminated from the contest; Maria then had the remaining divas take part in an obstacle course, with Michelle winning in 20 seconds; included a backstage segment with Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels in which they discussed their upcoming match at WrestleMania and their match as a team later in the show; featured a WrestleMania ad with Carlito Caribbean Cool and Maria in Florida, with Carlito trying to steal Maria from Santino Marella until he was attacked by a seagull; included Michael Cole conducting an interview with Finlay, backstage, regarding Hornswoggle's injury and his upcoming match with John Bradshaw Layfield at WrestleMania; featured an ad promoting extra seats being available for WrestleMania; included a video package on Floyd Mayweather's career and lifestyle; featured a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" included a video package highlighting the careers of Jack & Jerry Brisco, the latest names to be inducted into the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame:
The Big Show defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore in a handicap match at 2:03 by pinning Moore with a foot on his chest after a right hand punch; after the bout, Show press slammed Yang to the floor
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin with the corkscrew neckbreaker at 4:36; prior to the bout, the other participants were mentioned for the Money in the Bank match with Jeff Hardy's name excluded due to his suspension, though the suspension was not mentioned; it was also announced before the match that Morrison & Mizanin would defend the titles the following week against Jesse & Festus
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Batista in a no holds barred match at 17:37 after Umaga interfered and dropped Batista with the thumb strike to the throat; prior to the bout, still photos of MVP's Money in the Bank qualifying win over Jamie Noble at a recent live event were shown
The Great Khali & Chuck Palumbo defeated Kane & Jamie Noble at 2:49 when Khali pinned Noble with one boot on his chest after the double choke throw; Noble's ribs were heavily taped for the bout; prior to the match, it was announced all four men would be in the 24-man battle royal at WrestleMania, with the winner immediately facing ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr.
World Heavyweight Champion Edge, ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (surprise participant), Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins defeated Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair in a steel cage handicap match at around the 15-minute mark when Edge escaped over the top of the cage as the Undertaker - who appeared in the ring during the closing moments - laid out Edge's partner's inside the ring; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero - with Teddy Long - appeared on the stage and added Guerrero to the match (the match began during the commercial break)

3/18/08; Biloxi, MS; Coast Coliseum
3/21/08 - featured an opening video package of Batista facing Umaga on the Raw vs. Smackdown 2008 video game; included a backstage segment with Cherry and Maryse in which Maryse complained that the divas contest was fixed because Maryse was voted off first and Cherry was still in it; featured Teddy Long hosting the diva competition in which Michelle McCool won the arm wrestling contest over Victoria, Eve, and Cherry, with Victoria then being voted out of the contest; moments after leaving the ring, Victoria returned and began fighting with Michelle, with Michelle knocking her to the floor with a kick to the head; included a video package of Floyd Mayweather's rise to fame, winning a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics, and turning pro; featured comments from Roy Jones Jr., Evander Holyfield, and Michael Buffer regarding Show's upcoming match with Mayweather; included a video package from the US Airways Arena in Phoenix the announcement that 50 children - along with Raven Symone - would have their wishes granted and be in attendance at WrestleMania, followed by comments from Raven; featured a WrestleMania ad with Carlito and Maria; included a segment of the VIP Lounge in which WWE US Champion MVP cut a promo on his upcoming participation in the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania and said he was better than everyone else in the contest; moments later, WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho appeared and had several names appear on the big screen which initials spelt out "ZIT," "LOSER," and "JACKASS" instead of MVP; eventually MVP climbed the ladder set up in the ring, with Jericho knocking him off and taking the Money in the Bank briefcase which was used in a prop during the segment; featured a video package on the career of Eddie Graham, the latest person named for induction in the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame; it was announced during the segment that Dusty Rhodes would induct Graham at the ceremony; included the announcement that Jericho would face MVP the following week; featured an ad for "Triple H: The King of Kings," available Tuesday:
Batista defeated Deuce & Domino in a handicap match at 2:10 by pinning Domino with the sit-down powerbomb
The Big Show defeated Chase Stevens, Andy Douglas, & Luke Hawx in a handicap match at 1:20 by pinning Stevens after a right hand punch to the face; prior to the bout, footage was shown from WWE.com of WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho commenting on Show knocking him out on Raw, with Jericho claiming Floyd Mayweather would be overmatched at WrestleMania
World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder) pinned Sho Funaki in a non-title match with the spear and tombstone at 5:38; after the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo stating the Undertaker would realize what he was capable of later in the show
Kane fought Chuck Palumbo to a no contest at the 11-minute mark when the Great Khali interfered and dropped both men with the tree slam; prior to the bout, it was announced both men as well as Khali, Big Daddy V, and Mark Henry would be part of the WrestleMania 24-man battle royal to determine who would face ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. later in the show; after the bout, Henry appeared, slammed Khali, and further assaulted Kane and Palumbo
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jesse & Festus at 7:31 when Mizanin pinned Jesse with the Reality Check after Morrison caused Festus to fall to the floor
The Undertaker defeated ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder) in a non-title match via submission with the leglock choke at 5:21 following the chokeslam; after the bout, Taker fought off Edge, Hawkins & Ryder until he sustained Edge's spear; moments later, all three assaulted Taker with steel chairs before Edge knocked Taker out with a chairshot to the face; Edge then had Hawkins & Ryder hold Taker down as he delivered a Con-Chair-Two to end the broadcast

3/25/08; Fayetteville, NC; Crown Coliseum
3/28/08 - featured a WrestleMania ad to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light it Up;" included a backstage segment with Cherry, Eve, Michelle McCool, and Teddy Long in which Long said Eve had been eliminated from the competition; moments later, Maryse and Victoria interrupted, with Long then announcing the divas would compete in a waterfight later in the show; included comments from Roy Jones Jr., Evander Holyfield, Ricky Hatton, Thomas Hearns, Bert Sugar, and Michael Buffer regarding the Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show match at WrestleMania; featured footage from Wednesday's WrestleMania press conference at Times Square, with comments from Triple H, WWE World Champion Randy Orton, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Mayweather, and Show; included the announcement Gordon Solie would be inducted into the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a vignette recapping the Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak and feud with Edge stemming back to the previous spring; included an ad promoting "WWE: The Music Vol. 8;" featured an ad promoting the WWE Hall of Fame broadcast the following night on USA; included footage of WrestleMania ads playing at Times Square in New York City; featured a vignette of John Legend promoting his appearance at WrestleMania; included a closing in-ring segment in which Edge - alongside Vickie Guerrero, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder - held a funeral for Taker's undefeated WrestleMania streak; Guerrero wore a veil and the others, including Long who wheeled Guerrero to the ring, were dressed for the ocassion; Edge then spoke of the impending end of Taker's streak and said no one would remember the streak because all the attention would be focused on Edge; moments later, Guerrero praised Edge's abilities before introducing a video package she, Hawkins, & Ryder put together previewing Edge's victory; eventually, Edge and Vickie began making out in the ring until Taker's gong sounded; Edge sent Hawkins & Ryder to fend Taker off from the ring but Taker sat up from the casket already placed in the ring, fought off Edge, Hawkins & Ryder, and then chokeslamed Edge into the same casket; Guerrero then ran backstage as Taker dropped Hawkins and Ryder with the tombstone and lunged for Edge, who slid out of the ring:
Mark Henry won a 4-man battle royal by last eliminating the Great Khali at 2:46; order of elimination: Chuck Palumbo by Kane (0:35); Kane by Henry via a slam over the top after Khali dropped Kane with the tree slam (2:04); Khali by Henry via a slam over the top; ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. provided guest commentary for the match; after the bout, Guerrero attacked Henry from behind and repeatedly targetted his knee until Henry caught him coming off the top and dropped him with the powerslam
CM Punk pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison at 13:16 with the Go To Sleep after avoiding the Moonlight Drive; the Money in the Bank briefcase was hung above the ring for the match; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen announced the rules for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show match at WrestleMania, noting there must be a winner, anything goes, and the match can only end by pinfall, submission or knockout
Kofi Kingston, Jesse & Festus defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin, Trevor Murdoch, & Lance Cade at 6:18 when Kingston pinned Mizanin with the Jamaican Buzzsaw (the first time the spin kick is referred to by name)
Batista pinned Snitsky with two spears and the sit-down powerbomb at the 24-second mark; after the match, Batista hit the sit-down powerbomb a second time, this time onto a steel chair
Michelle McCool & Cherry defeated Maryse & Victoria at 3:06 when McCool pinned Victoria with the Wings of Love; Eve was the guest referee for the match; Victoria wore flippers and a snorkel out to the ring; the three wore swimsuit apparal for the bout and water balloons and water guns were placed in buckets in the corners (the debut of the move)
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:50 when MVP charged Jericho with his title belt, with Jericho then hitting the Code Breaker; prior to the bout, MVP cut a promo saying the world would refer to him as "Money in the Bank" after WrestleMania; the Money in the Bank briefcase was hung above the ring for the duration of the contest; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen announced the rules for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show match at WrestleMania, noting there must be a winner, anything goes, and the match can only end by pinfall, submission or knockout; after the match, Jericho pulled a ladder out from under the ring and hit MVP with it

4/1/08; Miami, FL; American Airlines Arena
4/4/08 - featured an opening segment with Edge, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Zach Ryder, Curt Hawkins, and Vickie Guerrero - wheeled out by Teddy Long - in which Edge and Chavo said they felt like they let their loved ones down for not winning at WrestleMania and promised they would win their respective World Heavyweight and ECW World championships back; Vickie then stated that both men would get their chance at Backlash, with Edge facing World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker and Chavo facing ECW World Champion Kane, and then said Taker would face Kane later in the show; featured highlights of the Ric Flair / Shawn Michaels match at WrestleMania and Flair's farewell address on Raw; included an ad for 'WWE The Music: Vol. 8;' featured an in-ring promo by Michaels in which he spoke of Flair's farewell address until Batista appeared and said he was taking Flair's retirement personally; Batista then said Michaels' ego got in the way and said Michaels was the most selfish man he knew for not laying down for Flair; he then referenced Michaels' calling Flair Old Yeller, dropped the mic, and left Michaels alone in the ring; included a vignette showing Kane and Taker backstage together; featured an ad for 'Triple H: King of Kings;' included an ad for WrestleMania 25 in Houston, TX; featured the announcement Finlay & Hornswoggle would appear the following week; included Long hosting the finals of the Smackdown! Divas contest, with the owners of Beverly Hills Choppers in the ring with him to award the winner with a custom motorcycle; after both Michelle McCool and Cherry were introduced, Michelle was named the winner and presented with the motorcycle; moments later, Victoria appeared, said the contest was a joke, called Michelle 'McDrool,' and then attempted to attack her with Michelle eventually gaining the advantage; moments later, an unknown blonde woman (Nattie Neidhart) attacked Michelle at ringside, with Cherry then looking over Michelle as the woman left ringside (Neidhart's surprise debut); featured a WrestleMania 24 recap video to the tune of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Hey Yo," Fuel's "Leave the Memories Alone," and Revolution Theory's "Light it Up":
Matt Hardy pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match at 11:41 with a kick to the mid-section and the the Twist of Fate (Hardy's return match after a 4-month absence)
Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned Zach Ryder (w/ Curt Hawkins) at 3:51 with the fireman's carry into the face-first slam; prior to the bout, Ryder & Hawkins cut an insert promo on the match
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Matt Bentley with a drop-down Torture Rack at 1:13 (Kozlov and Bentley's TV in-ring debut)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 1:32 when Morrison pinned Moore with the corkscrew neckbreaker after Mizanin hit Moore behind the referee's back; after the match, the Great Khali appeared, laid out the champions, press slammed Yang to the floor, and dropped Moore with the tree slam; moments later, Khali cut an in-ring promo on the Big Show, with Show appearing and coming face-to-face with Khali and Khali then leaving the ring
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker fought ECW World Champion Kane to a no contest at 9:07 when Edge, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder attacked both men; neither title was on the line; pre-match stipulations stated if either man refused to compete they would be stripped of their title; after the bout, Taker and Kane sat up, cleared Hawkins & Ryder from the ring, and hit chokeslams and tombstones on Edge and Chavo, respecitvely, to end the broadcast (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)

4/8/08; Boston, MA; TD Banknorth Garden
4/11/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which the Great Khali was surrounded in the ring by several people having a Punjabi celebration, with a spokesman then saying Khali had a peace offering for the Big Show before their conflict became worse; as Khali began to speak to Show, Show appeared, scaring everyone from the ring except Khali; Khali then offered Show water from the desert, a bottle of scotch, a live chicken, and a goat; Show then offered his hand to Khali to shake, which he did before Show knocked him out with a punch and left the ring; included the announcement that the Smackdown! fans could text whether or not they agreed that Shawn Michaels did the right thing by retiring Ric Flair at WrestleMania after a similar vote was held on Raw for the Raw fans; the results would be made available the following day on WWE.com; featured footage of Vickie Guerrero and Edge, with Teddy Long, getting massages together at a spa; included an ad for 'Triple H: King of Kings;' featured an in-ring segment with Batista and Shawn Michaels regarding their upcoming match at Backlash, during which Batista admitted his issue with Michaels went beyond what happened at WrestleMania and said he didn't like Michaels getting to the top by stabbing people in the back; Michaels responded by saying he did what he had to do, with Michaels then attempting the superkick and Batista attempting the sit-down powerbomb until Michaels slid out of the ring; included footage of Edge and Vickie getting facials, with Long bringing them drinks; featured an ad for WWE: The Music Vol. 8; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with Jesse & Festus regarding Festus facing World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker later in the show; featured the announcement Show would face Khali at Backlash; included footage of Edge and Vickie in bed together, with Long turning on the lights and saying he would not be witness to it and leaving:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore in a non-title match at 8:04 when Mizanin pinned Yang with a neckbreaker after Yang sent Morrison to the floor; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Morrison & Mizanin making fun of Yang & Moore on WWE.com's 'The Dirt Sheet'
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Matt Striker at 4:59 after hitting him with the shallalagh; after the match, Hornswoggle hit a frog splash onto Striker
Victoria (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned Michelle McCool at 2:20 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Natalya threw a jacket at McCool; prior to the bout, Victoria introduced Natalya as the daughter of Jim Neidhart and showed a video package of Neidhart
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Matt Logan with a reverse DDT at the 57-second mark
Matt Hardy pinned Chuck Palumbo at 11:58 with the Twist of Fate; WWE US Champion MVP did guest commentary for the match, issued a challenge for a non-title match against Hardy the following week, and asked why Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman were regarded as the worst announce team ever when Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield were ranked the sixth best of all time; after the match, Hardy gestured for MVP to get in the ring but MVP left ringside
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Festus (w/ Jesse) via KO at 9:19 in a non-title match when Festus passed out while in the armbar choke; after the match, Jesse slid in the ring and covered Festus' body as Taker stood with the title belt

4/15/08; London, England; 02 Arena
4/18/08 - featured an opening segment of The Highlight Reel with guest Batista, during which WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho discussed being the guest referee for the Batista vs. Shawn Michaels match at Backlash and Michaels dropping him with the superkick on Raw; moments later, Batista argued over Jericho being the referee for the upcoming match, with Jericho then asking whether Batista wanted to retire Ric Flair himself as a reason why Batista was so upset with Michaels; after Jericho asked the crowd whether Batista was more selfish than Michaels, Batista dropped Jericho with the sit-down powerbomb; included an ad promoting Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW talent participating in the following week's King of the Ring tournament on Raw; featured a backstage segment where Finlay prepared Hornswoggle for his match later in the show; included an ad for WWE The Music: Vol. 8; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with the Big Show regarding his match against Mark Henry later in the show and his altercation the previous week with the Great Khali; featured an ad promoting the 3-hour Raw the following week, during which Sen. Barak Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton were invited to compete to settle their differences; included a video package highlighting the Undertaker and Batista's battles in 2007, from WrestleMania, Backlash, the steel cage match on Smackdown! and Cyber Sunday; featured footage of Mick Foley appearing in the new Willem Dafoe film 'Anamorph':
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Tommy Dreamer in a non-title match at 5:39 with the running boot to the face; prior to the bout, it was announced Matt Hardy, who provided guest commentary for the bout, would face MVP at Backlash
Hornswoggle (w/ Finlay) pinned Matt Striker with the frog splash at 3:02 after Finlay hit Striker with the shallalagh; prior to the bout, Striker cut an in-ring promo regarding his loss to Finlay the previous week
Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) pinned Jamie Noble with the frog splash at 6:01; after the bout, Neeley dropped Noble with a uranage (Wrestling's Highest Flyers)
The Big Show defeated Mark Henry via disqualification at 3:35 when the Great Khali appeared and began brawling with Show at ringside, moments after Show dropped Henry with the chokeslam; after the bout, Khali threw Show into the ring steps and dropped him with the tree slam inside the ring; following the commercial break, footage was shown of Show crawling out of the ring
Cherry (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Victoria (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 4:29 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Victoria became distracted by Michelle on the apron (Cherry's in-ring debut)
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Leroy Kincaid with a reverse DDT at 1:57
Batista fought World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker to a double count-out in a non-title match at 12:23 when both men began brawling on the floor; prior to the bout, Edge, Zach Ryder, & Curt Hawkins took front row seats to watch the match; after the contest, the two continued to brawl around ringside until Taker threw Edge over the barrier and into the ring; moments later, Taker and Batista scared Edge from the ring and laid out Hawkins & Ryder, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Bam Neeley; moments later, Teddy Long wheeled Vickie Guerrero out to the stage, with Vickie saying Edge, Hawkins & Ryder could file civil and criminal charges since they were part of the audience; instead of that, she said, they would see Taker vs. Batista the following week in a title match

4/22/08; Greensboro, NC; Coliseum
4/25/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment with Vickie Guerrero, Teddy Long, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder during which Vickie announced that the Batista vs. World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker match later in the show would now be a No DQ contest; Edge then said regardless of who walks out with the title later in the show, he would take it at Backlash and Chavo would take the ECW World Title as well; moments later, CM Punk interrupted and talked about how he could cash in his Money in the Bank title shot whenever and wherever he wanted, then said he was thinking about perhaps cashing it in against Batista or Taker, both of which could beat Edge; after Edge and Punk traded words, Vickie made a match between the two for later in the show; included an ad for "Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story;" featured a video package highlighting the Big Show vs. Great Khali feud; featured Michael Cole conducting an in-ring interview with Matt Hardy regarding his return to the WWE and US title match with MVP at Backlash, with MVP eventually coming out, sending Cole out of the ring, and confronting Hardy, claiming he was jealous and was riding his coat tails; after Hardy refused MVP's offer to forget about the match, move on, and be friends, MVP took off his title belt, held it in the air, then kicked Hardy's bad leg and hit him in the face with the title belt; included footage of from the WrestleMania Reading Challenge, in which 30,000 teens participated, with 10 students recognized during WrestleMania weekend, with comments from Punk and appearances from WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin and Matt Striker; featured a video package highlighting the men Taker has injured with his leg choke; included Batista speaking backstage with Vickie in which he said he appreciated the title shot with Taker but knew exactly what she was up to Shannon Moore (w/ Jimmy Wang Yang) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison) at 4:35 with a backslide after avoiding the Reality Check; Morrison provided guest commentary for the match
Natalya Neidhart (w/ Victoria) defeated Cherry (w/ Michelle McCool) via submission with the Sharpshooter at 4:24; prior to the match, it was announced WWE Women's Champion Mickie James, Maria, Kelly Kelly, Cherry, Ashley, & Michelle would face Beth Phoenix, Melina, Victoria, Jillian Hall, Layla, & Natalya at Backlash (Natalya's TV in-ring debut)
Edge pinned CM Punk at 16:19 with the spear after Punk became distracted on the floor by Zach Ryder, moments after Punk hit the Go To Sleep which knocked Edge to the floor
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Marty Garner with the reverse DDT at 1:35
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned Batista in a No DQ match with the tombstone at 13:23 after Shawn Michaels came out of the crowd and hit the superkick on the challenger as Batista had Taker set up for the sit-down powerbomb

4/29/08; Atlantic City, NJ; Boardwalk Hall
5/2/08 - featured an opening announcement by Teddy Long that all three Smackdown! titles would be defended on the broadcast; included Michael Cole introducing Mick Foley as the show's new color commentator; featured a backstage segment with Mark Henry and Nunzio in which Henry reminded Nunzio of their match later in the show; included footage from Edge's injury sustained at the hands of World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker at Backlash; featured Foley conducting an in-ring interview with Batista regarding his match with Shawn Michaels at Backlash and the comments made by WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho on Raw, with Batista then saying he hoped Michaels really was hurt and not faking because if he was faking Batista would hurt him legit; included an ad for "Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story;" featured a video package highlighting Taker's victims he's choked out since debuting his new finisher in January:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 7:58 when Morrison pinned Moore with the corkscrew neckbreaker (the first time the finisher is referred to as the Moonlight Drive)
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Colin Delaney with a reverse DDT at 1:51; Armando Estrada was the guest ring announcer for the bout
Victoria & Natalya Neidhart defeated Michelle McCool & Cherry at 5:04 when Natalya pinned Michelle by grabbing the tights for leverage after Victoria shoved Michelle off the top behind the referee's back; prior to the match, footage was shown from earlier in the night of the two teams speaking backstage, during which it was mentioned Michelle was recently the most searched person on Yahoo!
Mark Henry pinned Nunzio (w/ the Big Show) with the powerslam at 1:19; after the match, Show climbed in the ring, scaring Henry to the floor, and then made a vague challenge to Henry over the mic
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned MVP with the Twist of Fate at 16:19
Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder defeated Jesse & Festus at 5:11 when Hawkins pinned Jesse with a corkscrew facebuster, moments after Hawkins struck Festus in the throat
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Julio Dinero with the Celtic Cross at 2:04; after the bout, Hornswoggle hit the frog splash on Dinero
The Undertaker fought the Great Khali to a no contest; prior to the match, Vickie Guerrero was wheeled out onto the stage by Teddy Long, alongside Edge, and said the scheduled title match would not take place because Taker had been stripped of the World Heavyweight Title due to the number of people he injured with the choke hold and that the hold was now banned; moments later, Vickie sent Khali to the ring to recover the title belt, with Taker then taking Khali down and locking the choke as Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder came out of the crowd and stole back the belt; moments later, after Khali began bleeding from the mouth, Taker released the hold and starred at Edge & Vickie as the show went off the air

5/6/08; London, Ontario; Labatt Centre
5/9/08 - featured an opening statement by Vickie Guerrero on the stage, alongside Teddy Long and Edge, in which she said the vacant World Heavyweight Title would be determined at Judgment Day where the Undertaker would face the winner of a battle royal later in the night; the participants in the battle royal would be chosen later in the show with one-on-one matches featuring the Big Show, John Morrison, Finlay, CM Punk, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Tommy Dreamer, MVP, ECW World Champion Kane, WWE US Champion Matt Hardy, and Batista; Vickie mentioned that the Great Khali would have been part of the competition if he weren't in India recovering from Taker's attack the previous week and noted that Edge was still not medically cleared to wrestle following his injury at Backlash; included pre-taped comments from fans outside the arena before the show over the decision to strip Taker of the world title; featured a backstage promo by Vickie in which she announced that both MVP and Finlay would compete in the battle royal main event due to their draw earlier in the show; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured WWE.com exclusive footage from the previous Friday of Deuce & Domino kicking Cherry out of their group and aligning with Maryse; moments later, Maryse insulted Cherry, with Cherry then knocking her to the ground with a slap; included the results of a WWE.com poll as to whether Vickie was justified in stripping Taker of the title, with 74% of those polled saying no:
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned CM Punk in a non-title match at 4:45 by blocking an Oklahoma side roll attempt; due to pre-match stipulations, Hardy advanced to the battle royal later in the show
MVP fought Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) to a draw at 14:43 when both men's shoulders were counted down following a back suplex by Finlay; due to pre-match stipulations, both men advanced to the battle royal later in the show
Natalya (w/ Victoria) defeated Kelly Kelly via submission with the Sharpshooter at 2:40; during the match, Michelle McCool was seen watching the bout backstage
Batista pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison with the sit-down powerbomb at 6:34; prior to the bout, Morrison sent WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin backstage, opting to go the match alone, as he made his way to the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, Batista advanced to the battle royal later in the show
The Big Show pinned Tommy Dreamer with the chokeslam at 1:33; Dreamer's wrist and elbow were bandaged as a result of his extreme rules match against Mike Knox on ECW; due to pre-match stipulations, Show advanced to the battle royal later in the show
ECW World Champion Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) in a non-title match by blocking a sunset flip at 5:53; prior to the match, it was announced Kane & CM Punk would face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at Judgment Day; after the contest, Kane knocked Neely off the apron and scared Guerrero from the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, Kane advanced to the battle royal later in the show
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Phil Atlas with the reverse DDT at 1:21
Edge won a 7-man battle royal by last eliminating Batista at 16:00; order of elimination: WWE US Champion Matt Hardy by MVP (9:56); Finlay by ECW World Champion Kane via a boot to the face (11:58); MVP eliminated himself when Batista avoided the running kick in the corner and MVP fell over the top to the floor (12:38); Kane by Big Show via a clothesline (12:49); Show by Batista via a headscissors as Show attempted to eliminate Batista (15:05); Batista by Edge via a spear as Batista was on the apron; Batista originally won the match by eliminating Show but Vickie Guerrero then appeared and said Edge had just been medically cleared to wrestle and would be part of the match as well; due to pre-match stipulations, Edge earned a match with the Undertaker for the vacant World Heavyweight Title at Judgment Day; after the contest, lightning struck the title belt - on display at the entrance - before the container which held it went up in flames and Taker's gong was sounded

5/13/08; Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena
5/16/08 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Edge, accompanied by Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, regarding his World Heavyweight Title match against the Undertaker at Judgment Day; moments later, Teddy Long appeared, with Vickie verbally insulting him for being late and for not being available earlier in the day; Long then said he had been in Stamford, CT meeting with the Board of Directors about Vickie's decision to strip Taker of the title; Long then read a letter from the board in which she was made to wrestle later in the show or be stripped of her title; Vickie then fired Long but Long said she couldn't do that because he quit; on his way backstage, Long stopped to let Vickie know that her opponent later in the show would be Taker; included a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and Chavo in which MVP, Finlay, and the Big Show interrupted and argued the title shot competition the previous week was rigged; to force them out of her office, Vickie made a match for later in the show pitting Finlay & Show against MVP & a mystery opponent; moments later, Chavo himself argued over the title shot as well and that he was left out of the loop on Edge and Vickie's plans; featured an in-ring promo by Batista regarding Shawn Michaels' announcement on Raw that he had faked his leg injury, with Batista reminding Michaels of Batista's promise that if Shawn wasn't hurt then he would be; Batista then said since he had no plans for Sunday, he would be at Judgment Day; included a backstage promo by Vickie in which she announced that while she couldn't get out of the match later in the show, she could change it; she then announced that Taker would face her, Chavo, Neely, Hawkins, Ryder, & Edge in a handicap match; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; included a video package to hype the WWE World Champion Triple H vs. Randy Orton steel cage match at Judgment Day; featured a backstage segment in which Kofi Kingston and Eve wished WWE US Champion Matt Hardy well on his match later in the show; moments later, after the other two left, Shelton Benjamin confronted Hardy about their match later in the show:
CM Punk pinned Chuck Paulmbo with the Go To Sleep at 5:42
Michelle McCool defeated Layla via submission with a heel hook at 2:07
The Big Show & Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated MVP & Mark Henry (surprise partner) at 9:56 when Show pinned MVP with the chokeslam
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Sho Funaki with the reverse DDT at 2:28
Cherry pinned Maryse (w/ Deuce & Domino) with a bulldog at 2:18
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 6:34 with the Twist of Fate
The Undertaker defeated Edge, Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, & Vickie Guerrero via count-out in a handicap match at around the 4-minute mark when Edge pulled Vickie from the ring, after Taker attempted a chokeslam on Vickie, and all four remained in the aisle as the show came to a close; Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bam Neely were to be part of Edge's team but left ringside before the match out of protest to Edge and Vickie

5/20/08; Des Moines, IA; Wells Fargo Arena
5/23/08 - featured an opening promo on the entrance stage by Vickie Guerrero, accompanied by Edge, in which she defended her ruling at Judgment Day to keep the World Heavyweight Title vacant and announced Edge would face the Undertaker at One Night Stand in a TLC match for the title; she then said if Taker lost then he would be gone from the WWE; included a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which Chavo said he hoped there were no hard feelings for him not going to the ring with them the previous week and said he had his reasons; Vickie then booked Chavo in a match against Taker, with Bam Neely, Zach Ryder, Curt Hawkins, and Edge at ringside; featured Teddy Long as a guest on the VIP Lounge in which MVP was going to let Long give his side of the story over his quitting Smackdown! but then prepared to say everything he could to his former boss since there could be no reprocussions; moments later, Batista appeared and wished Long well with whatever he decided to do; after MVP claimed Batista was being disrespectful, Batista trashed the VIP set as MVP left ringside; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and MVP:
Maryse, Deuce & Domino defeated Cherry, Jesse & Festus at 3:17 when Maryse pinned Cherry with a kick to the face
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Chuck Palumbo at 9:45 by hitting him with the shillalagh after Hornswoggle sprayed green mist into Palumbo's face
Batista pinned MVP with the sit-down powerbomb at 14:03
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Nunzio with the reverse DDT at 1:59
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy & Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin & Elijah Burke at 4:51 when Kingston pinned Benjamin with the spin kick to the head
The Undertaker pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) at 5:26 with the tombstone after catching Guerrero as he came off the top; Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder were initially in Guerrero's corner but were ejected by referee Charles Robinson mid-way through the match

5/27/08; Colorado Springs, CO; World Arena
5/30/08 - featured an opening backstage promo by Edge in which he said he would present a look at the Undertaker's career throughout the broadcast and that Taker would appear on The Cutting Edge, marking what Edge said would be Taker's last appearance on Smackdown!; included an in-ring promo by Batista in which he said he would hurt Shawn Michaels at One Night Stand and then issued a challenge to the winner of the Taker / Edge TLC match; moments later, Vickie Guerrero, with Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, interrupted, reminded Batista he might not even remain on Smackdown! because of the WWE Draft, and said all of Smackdown! would look bad if he lost to Michaels; after Batista told her to go backstage and worry about things that don't concer him, Hawkins told Batista to shut his mouth, with Vickie then making a match between Batista & a partner against Hawkins & Ryder; featured highlights of Taker's debut at the 1990 Survivor Series; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with MVP, arguing he was still the best star on Smackdown!, with Jamie Noble then interrupting and saying MVP was blaming everyone but himself for his situation; moments later, the two shared words, with Noble eventually challenging MVP to a match later in the show; featured a backstage segment with Hawkins, Ryder, & Vickie in which Noble appeared and asked for a match against MVP, with Vickie giving it to him and all three sending him out of her office; included highlights of Taker throwing Mankind off the roof of Hell in a Cell during the 1998 King fo the Ring; featured highlights of Taker eliminating Michaels to win the 2007 Royal Rumble; included a backstage segment showing Cherry, her face bruised, being checked out by the medic backstage, with Maryse then appearing and making fun of her kicking Cherry in the face the previous week; featured an ad promoting the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; included highlights of Taker winning the World Heavyweight Title from Batista at WrestleMania 23; featured highlights of Edge cashing in the Money in the Bank to beat Taker for the World Heavyweight Title; included a closing in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge in which Edge showed a video preview of his TLC match at One Night Stand, in the style of Indiana Jones; moments later, Edge introduced Taker and then had Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Hawkins & Ryder bring a casket to ringside; moments later, Taker scared Edge to the floor and brawled with La Familia at ringside until gaining the upper hand and setting Chavo up for a chokeslam onto the casket; at that moment, Edge attacked Taker from behind with a steel chair, repeatedly hitting him with the weapon until rolling him into the casket and having it shut; moments later, Edge cut an in-ring promo saying Taker's career would be dead at One Night Stand, then climbed the ladder set up in the ring and looked to the title belt hung from the rafters; the lights then flickered and Taker's gong was sounded, with Taker then appearing at the top of the ladder with Edge; Taker then scared Edge ot the floor before powerbombing Ryder through a table set up inside the ring:
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Elijah Burke in a non-title match with the Twist of Fate at 5:29
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated Chuck Palumbo via disqualification at 4:37 after Palumbo hit Finlay in the face with his chain as the two fought on the floor
CM Punk pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison with the Go To Sleep at 2:58; WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin was initially in Morrison's corner but was ejected before the match after the referee repeatedly told him to get out of the ring
Batista & the Big Show (mystery partner) defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder at 3:21 when Batista pinned Ryder with the sit-down powerbomb after Show dropped Hawkins with the chokeslam; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero appeared with Hawkins & Ryder and, thinking Batista didn't have a partner, made the match a handicap bout; moments later, Batista took the mic and said he did have a partner, with Show then appearing, wheeling Vickie from the stage to backstage, and returning for the match
MVP pinned Jamie Noble at 4:17 with a kick to the head after dropping Noble chest-first across the top rope
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Shannon Moore with the reverse DDT at 1:24
Michelle McCool defeated Maryse (w/ Deuce & Domino) via submission at 2:13 by reversing a half crab into a heel hook after Deuce & Domino became distracted by Cherry on the entrance stage

6/3/08; Los Angeles, CA; Staples Center
6/6/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment with Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder - drinking champagne - in which Vickie introduced Edge as the new World Heavyweight Champion; after appearing, Edge thanked La Familia for their support and bragged over his win at One Night Stand over the Undertaker, ending Taker's career in the process; moments later, as Edge attempted a toast to Taker's memory, the lights went out; when they came back on, Edge admitted it was a joke on his part; Vickie then announced that her and Edge's wedding would take place July 11; the other members of La Familia then doused Edge with champagne to celebrate, with Batista appearing, insulting both Edge and Vickie, and challenging Edge to a title match; Vickie responded by having Hawkins, Ryder, Chavo, & Edge face Batista and two partners of Vickie's choosing later in the show, with the stipulation that if he lost he wouldn't get a title shot; included an ad promoting the WWE Draft June 23; featured an in-ring promo by the Big Show, his left eye heavily bruised, regarding his win at One Night Stand and earning an ECW World Title shot at Night of Champions in the process; moments later, Mark Henry interrupted and showed footage of Show sustaining his injury and of it being stitched up; moments later, Show challenged Henry to a fight but Henry laughed it off and refused to get in the ring; included a backstage segment showing Roddy Piper preparing Cousin Sal for his upcoming match with Santino Marella; featured footage from the recent GI Film Festival in which WWE was recognized for their efforts; the segment featured comments from John Ratzenberger and Ric Flair, who accepted on behalf of the WWE; producer Rick Rubin was shown in attendance for the show; included a backstage segment with Vickie, Cherry, Kelly Kelly, Victoria, Natalya Neidhart, Michelle McCool, Layla, and Maryse in which Vickie said Smackdown! would soon have its own Women's Title; she then said a match would take place later in the show to determine one of the women who would compete for the title; featured footage from Cousin Sal's birthday party, which was interrupted by Marella, and of Piper appearing on Raw after Marella confronted Sal; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured an ad promoting McMahon's Million Dollar Mania beginning the following week on Raw; included a backstage segment in which WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin kept Hornswoggle's hat away from him until Finlay appeared, with Hornswoggle then spraying the tag team champions with a water gun; featured a backstage segment with La Familia, during which Edge asked Chavo to be his best man at the wedding; included an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" featured footage from a press conference held earlier in the day in Los Angeles regarding Raw's million dollar giveaway, with appearances from Vince McMahon, Triple H, John Cena, and Maria; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with Batista regarding his upcoming match:
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Chuck Palumbo in a Belfast Brawl at 4:45 after hitting Palumbo with his own chain after Palumbo became distracted by Hornswoggle; after the bout, MVP was shown watching the show from the skybox
The Great Khali defeated Deuce & Domino in a handicap match at 1:49 by pinning Domino after hitting the two-handed choke throw on each
Cousin Sal (w/ Roddy Piper & Jimmy Kimmel) pinned Santino Marella at 3:22 with a roll up after Kimmel tripped Marella behind the referee's back; Sal used Huey Lewis & the News' "Workin for a Living" as his theme song for the match; prior to the bout, Sara Silverman was shown sitting in the front row; Sal wore a kilt to the ring before the contest; after the match, Marella attacked Sal from behind and cornered Kimmel until Piper knocked him to the floor; after the commercial break, Eve conducted a backstage interview with Kimmel and Sal regarding the win, with Kimmel answering all Sal's questions before introducing the Big Show as Sal's next opponent; Sal then put Kimmel in a headlock until Show carried him away
Natalya defeated Cherry, Maryse, Victoria, Layla, and Michelle McCool in a Golden Star on a pole match at 2:25 after knocking Victoria and Michelle off the turnbuckle; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would be one of the two women to compete for the newly-created Smackdown! Women's Title
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with a belly to belly suplex at 2:02
Batista, Colin Delaney, Sho Funaki, & Nunzio (mystery partners) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Vickie Guerrero), Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, & Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) at 13:56 when Batista pinned Ryder with the sit-down powerbomb after kicking him as he came off the turnbuckle; pre-match stipulations stated Batista would not receive a title shot against Edge if his team lost

6/7/08; Fresno, CAl Save Mart Center
6/13/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Vickie Guerrero signed the contract for the World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Batista match at Night of Champions before informing Batista he would have to wrestle one more match in order to receive the title shot and it would be against the Great Khali; Batista agreed, signed the document, and left ringside until Vickie announced that a stipulation of the contract read Batista would be banned from the WWE if he didn't beat Khali later in the show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programming is watched by more than 15 million people each week in the US; featured highlights of Batista winning the 2005 Royal Rumble; included an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Edge regarding Batista's match with Khali later in the show and facing Edge at Night of Champions, during which CM Punk interrupted, congratulated Edge on his wedding July 11, and showed off his Money in the Bank, implying he would cash in his title shot during Edge's wedding; included a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, wedding planner Alicia Fox, and MVP in which Edge complained to Vickie about Punk's challenge before MVP asked for his contract to be renegotiated; Vickie said she would be willing to look at the contract if MVP could take care of Punk; featured an ad for registering for McMahon's Million Dollar Mania at WWE.com; included a video package on Khali; featured an ad promoting the WWE draft June 23; included footage of Edge winning the title at One Night Stand and banning the Undertaker from the WWE; featured footage of Batista winning the World Heavyweight Title from Triple H at WrestleMania 21; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE broadcasts in 23 languages to more than 130 nations worldwide; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Vladimir Kozlov with Kozlov replying to her question in Russian; included footage of Batista winning the World Heavyweight Title from Booker T at the 2006 Survivor Series; featured footage of Khali assaulting Batista with the head vice in Sept. 2007; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin) pinned Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) with a roll up at 5:24 after Finlay became distracted by Mizanin going after Hornswoggle on the floor
Mark Henry pinned Tommy Dreamer with the powerslam at 2:30; prior to the bout, Henry cut a promo on the Big Show, during which he showed a photo of Show's bruised face after One Night Stand and then an altered version which symbolized what Show would look like if he were to face Henry
Cherry pinned Maryse at 2:42 with a hammerlock DDT
MVP defeated CM Punk via disqualification at 18:43 when referee Charles Robinson turned around to find Punk holding his Money in the Bank briefcase after kneeing it into MVP's face as MVP attempted to use it as a weapon behind the referee's back
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Chuck Palumbo in a non-title match with the Twist of Fate at 3:25; prior to the bout, Chavo Guerrero Jr., with Bam Neely, cut an in-ring promo announcing he would be Edge's best man for the wedding and then introduced Hardy as the man he would challenge at Night of Champions; after the contest, Guerrero, who remained ringside with Neely, announced Hardy as the winner and the man that would lose the US title at the pay-per-view
Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino at 3:56 when Festus pinned Domino with a sit-down splash after an uppercut; after the bout, Deuce & Domino argued over the loss with the two coming to blows until Domino left ringside
Batista pinned the Great Khali with the spear at 5:12; early in the bout, Vickie Guerrero and World Heavyweight Champion Edge appeared on the entrance stage to watch the match; late in the bout, Batista kicked out of the two-handed choke throw; pre-match stipulations stated Batista would be banned from the WWE if he lost

6/8/08; San Jose, CA; HP Pavilion
6/20/08 - featured an opening segment of the VIP Lounge in which MVP discussed the upcoming WWE Draft and said, without mentioning her name, that Vickie Guerrero was holding him back on Smackdown!; moments later, Vickie was wheeled out by Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder to respond; MVP then brought up his win the previous week over CM Punk, something Vickie asked him to do, and said that when his agent called to renegotiate his contract he was told Vickie wasn't available; MVP then said he was feeling like Vickie didn't want him on Smackdown!, with Vickie then putting him in a match with ECW World Champion Kane; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read that WWE DVD releases in 2007 reached #1 on the Sports DVD charts 15 times, with the WrestleMania 23 DVD being the top selling of the year; featured a backstage segment in which Vickie, with Edge, confronted referee Charles Robinson and claimed he had been biased against Edge and Chavo Guerrero Jr.; as punishment, Vickie said Robinson would be in a match later in the show; included an ad promoting the WWE Draft the coming Monday; featured an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" included a backstage segment in which Chavo wished Robinson good luck on his upcoming match; featured a video package highlighting WWE's efforts with the Make A Wish Foundation, with footage of 50 Wish children in attendance at WrestleMania 24 and footage of the children with Rey Mysterio Jr., John Cena, Steve Austin, Michelle McCool, Linda McMahon, and others; included footage of Finlay hitting WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin with his shillelagh during Tuesday's ECW:
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Bam Neely (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) in a non-title match with the Twist of Fate at 6:32; during the final moments of the match, Chavo was ejected by referee Charles Robinson for trying to interfere; after the commercial break, Guerrero, with Neely, complained to World Heavyweight Champion Edge backstage, during which Edge said Vickie made a match between himself and Hardy for the following week and she would take care of Robinson for his ejecting Chavo; in return for facing Hardy the following week, Edge had Chavo face Batista later in the show
Michelle McCool defeated Layla via submission with a heel hook at 4:01; Natalya Neidhart appeared on the entrance stage mid-way through to watch the match
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jamie Noble at 3:42 with a headbutt to the chest as Noble jumped off the middle turnbuckle
ECW World Champion Kane defeated MVP via count-out in a non-title match at 6:57 when MVP opted not to get back in the ring after being knocked to the floor with a clothesline; after the match, Mark Henry appeared and hit the powerslam on the champion inside the ring
The Great Khali (mystery opponent) defeated Charles Robinson via KO with the head vice after landing the chop to the head at 1:26; prior to the match, Robinson attempted to run backstage but was cut off by Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, who punched Robinson and threw him back into the ring; after the bout, Robinson was fitted with a neckbrace and taken backstage on a stretcher
Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino at 1:39 when Festus pinned Domino with a fireman's carry into a face-first slam; after the bout, Deuce hit a running boot to the face on Domino as Domino attempted to get to his feet; moments later, Deuce dropped his and Domino's leather jackets on his partner's face
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team John Morrison) with the Celtic Cross at 4:39 after Mizanin & Morrison became distracted by Hornswoggle on the floor; Morrison provided guest commentary for the match until late in the match
Batista defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) via count-out at 5:37 when guest referee, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, gave Batista a fast count as Batista confronted an interfering Neely on the floor; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero appeared on the stage and said since Charles Robinson couldn't referee the match as scheduled, she named Edge as the stand-in official; Vickie remained on the stage for the duration of the match; pre-match stipulations stated Batista couldn't touch Edge during the match or he would forfeit his title match at Night of Champions; after the contest, Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, Chavo, Neely, and Edge ganged up on Batista, with Edge eventually hitting the spear on Batista after the other men held Batista in place

6/24/08; Houston, TX; Toyota Center
6/27/08 - featured opening backstage comments by Vickie Guerrero in which she said her prayers and those of her family were with Vince McMahon following the stage accident Monday and said Smackdown! was the better brand following the draft; she then introduced Jim Ross as the new play-by-play announcer for the show; Ross then appeared and joined Mick Foley at ringside; included an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Triple H regarding his arrival to the brand, praised Ross as the greatest announcer of all time, and said he's home as long as he's performing for the WWE fans; he then cut a promo on defending against John Cena Sunday at Night of Champions; World Heavyweight Champion Edge then interrupted and said they could both co-exist on Smackdown! and could get along; Triple H responded by saying it couldn't happen because their egos were both too big and that Edge would be losing his title to Batista Sunday; Edge said he had always beaten Batista while Triple H had yet to prove he could beat Cena and then said Smackdown! was his house; moments later, Batista appeared, speared Edge on the floor, and then held up Edge's title inside the ring as Triple H held up his own; featured a backstage segment with Vickie in which she was speaking with the wedding planner until Edge interrupted, complaining about Batista spearing him and taking his title; Vickie then told Edge to focus on facing WWE US Champion Matt Hardy later in the show; included a video package on Umaga to hype his match later in the night against Batista; featured a video package on Jeff Hardy set to Lostprophets' "Rooftops," followed by the announcement Hardy would return to Smackdown! the following week; included an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" featured the announcement that Ken Kennedy would return to Smackdown! the following week; included a backstage segment in which Hornswoggle gave Rey Mysterio Jr. his hat as a goodbye gift; featured an in-ring promo by Mysterio in which he said goodbye to the Smackdown! fans, thanked them for their support over the past 6 years, and invited them to watch him take on all new opponents on Raw; moments later, Batista, in possession of the World Heavyweight Title belt, came out for the main event and hugged Mysterio:
The Big Show & ECW World Champion Kane defeated MVP & Mark Henry at 5:24 when Kane pinned MVP with the chokeslam after Henry threw his partner back into the ring when he attempted to leave; prior to the bout, it was announced Henry would be added to the Show vs. Kane match at Night of Champions Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder at 2:31 when Hornswoggle pinned Hawkins with the frog splash after Finlay hit the Celtic Cross; after the bout, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin appeared at the entrance stage
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned WWE US Champion Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 12:58 with the spear after avoiding the Twist of Fate
Natalya Neidhart, Maryse, & Victoria defeated Michelle McCool, Cherry, & Kelly Kelly at 6:14 when Maryse pinned Cherry with a roll up
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Domino at 2:46 following a headbutt to the chest as Domino came off the top
Batista defeated Umaga via disqualification at 6:59 when World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. attacked Batista after Batista signalled for the sit-down powerbomb; prior to the match, Batista came out in possession of Edge's title belt but Edge regained it during the melee after the contest; moments later, WWE World Champion Triple H came out and, with Batista, cleared the ring; Triple H and Batista then hit the Pedigree and sit-down powerbomb, respectively, on Hawkins & Ryder

7/8/08; Baton Rouge, LA; River Center
7/11/08 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Edge in which he said he stood by his actions the previous week in calling off his marriage to Vickie Guerrero and said Vickie wasn't good enough for him; Edge then said he would prove all his doubters wrong by beating WWE World Champion Triple H at the Great American Bash; moments later, Vickie Guerrero, wheeled out by Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins, said Edge would have a tune up match later in the show by facing the Big Show in a No DQ match; after Edge responded, Vickie called for his mic to be cut off; included a vignette promoting the Smackdown! debut of Maria; featured a backstage segment with Vickie, Ryder & Hawkins in which Ryder & Hawkins said Edge had abused them and they were behind Vickie; they then asked for a rematch with Jesse & Festus, which Vickie agreed to; included a backstage segment with Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, and Edge in which Chavo supported Edge and said he would go to Vickie and straighten things out; featured a backstage segment with Chavo, Bam, and Vickie in which Chavo claimed Edge was a liar, going back on his comments with Edge moments earlier; Vickie then told Chavo to cut the crap and put him in a match later in the show against Triple H; included a video package of Jeff Hardy's photo shoot for the cover of WWE Magazine, inspired by Tom Cruise in "Mission Impossible;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE video games have sold more than 39 million copies during the decade; included the announcement that Michelle McCool would face Natalya Neidhart at the Great American Bash to determine the first WWE Diva's Champion; featured a vignette of Triple H, set to his theme music; included a backstage segment with Edge, Hawkins & Ryder, Chavo, and Neely in which all the men began arguing until Edge told them Vickie had been screwing with all of them and then asked for their help against Show later in the show, which they laughed at; Vickie then appeared and threatened to fire anyone who interfered on behalf of Edge, then threatened to fire Edge if he didn't go through with the match:
Shelton Benjamin pinned WWE US Champion Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 5:02 with a reverse bulldog after blocking the Twist of Fate by grabbing the ring ropes
Ken Kennedy pinned Domino with the Mic Check at 3:01; MVP provided guest commentary for the match and, afterwards, starred at Kennedy from the floor before Umaga appeared, kicked Kennedy, and dropped him with the thumb strike to the throat
Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 3:12 when Hornswoggle pinned Mizanin with the frog splash after Finlay hit Mizanin in the head with the shillalagh behind the referee's back
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) in a non-title match with a reversal into the Pedigree at 3:54 after knocking Neely off the apron
Natalya Neidhart & Maryse defeated Michelle McCool & Cherry at 2:13 when Cherry submitted to Natalya's Sharpshooter; after the bout, Natalya attacked Michelle, threw her to the floor, and hit a snap suplex outside the ring before noting she would take the WWE Diva's Title at the Great American Bash
Jesse & Festus defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder via count-out at 2:11 when Hawkins & Ryder got themselves counted-out so that the bell would ring and Festus would become stoic; moments later, Hawkins & Ryder laid out their opponents until Jesse was knocked to the floor and rang the bell a second time, with Festus then clearing the ring
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Stevie Richards at 2:44 with a headbutt to the back of the neck after Richards hit the corner (Kozlov's debut with ring music)
The Big Show fought Edge to a no contest in a No DQ match at 11:27 when, as Show set Edge up for a Con-Chair-Two, Vickie Guerrero, who sat ringside for the duration of the contest, ordered referee Charles Robinson to stop the match and then covered Edge with her own body; prior to the bout, Vickie was wheeled ringside by Hawkins & Ryder; after the match, Vickie helped Edge up and then apologized for the way she had been acting, with Edge then apologizing back and agreeing to go ahead with their wedding; moments later, the two kissed as the broadcast ended

7/15/08; Charlotte, NC; Time Warner Cable Arena
7/18/08 - featured opening footage from earlier in the day of Edge and Vickie Guerrero getting married, with Chavo Guerrero Jr. serving as Edge's best man; included an introduction of Chavo, Vickie, and Edge as they joined the rest of the wedding guests - Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins, Bam Neeley, and Alicia Fox - on the entrance stage; the stage was decorated for the evening with a wedding cake and flowers; moments later, Chavo grabbed the mic and said Edge was now a member of the Guerrero family, wished Edge & Vickie his best, and said he knew Edge would win the WWE World Title from Triple H at the Great American Bash; Chavo then showed a cover of the WWE Magazine he had made which named Edge as the new world champion; the wedding party and guests remained at the entrance stage for the rest of the show; featured Edge & Vickie's first dance as a married couple, with a man and woman just off stage singing "Together;" moments later, the Big Show interrupted and began dancing with Vickie until Edge said Show would be wrestling momentarily against unnamed opponents; included a backstage segment in which Edge spoke with Gary, the Slim Jim guy, who gave Edge a box of Slim Jims as his wedding present; featured the debut of Edge's new Slim Jim commercial; included a closing in-ring segment in which Edge, surrounded by the wedding party, introduced a video package he put together in tribute to his love for Vickie; after it played, Triple H appeared at the entrance stage with a gift box and said he made a video of his own for the situation; the video showed Edge meeting with Alicia in his hotel room; after the two were shown discussing the wedding plans, Edge began hitting on Alicia; when Triple H paused the video, Edge ordered his men to stop Triple H, with the champion then pulling a sledgehammer out of the gift box; when Triple H continued the video, Edge was shown giving Alicia a back massage and spoke about Vickie's large underwear size; Triple H then pulled out a large pair of panties as a gift to Vickie and then skipped ahead to later in the video where Edge and Alicia were shown kissing; Triple H then went backstage as Vickie attacked Edge and screamed and yelled at him as the show ended:
Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder defeated Finlay & Hornswoggle at 2:13 when Hawkins pinned Finlay after guest referee Edge dropped Finlay with the spear; prior to the bout, it was announced WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin would defend against Finlay & Hornswoggle, Ryder & Hawkins, and Jesse & Festus at the Great American Bash; after Finlay & Hornswoggle's entrance, Edge but a promo from the entrance stage in which he named himself the guets referee for the match; after the ring entrances, Edge took Finlay's shillelagh and threw it up the aisle; Hawkins & Ryder wrestled the match in their tuxedos
The Big Show fought the Great Khali, Shelton Benjamin, MVP, & Vladimir Kozlov to a no contest in a handicap match at 1:52; during the match, it was announced Benjamin would face WWE US Champion Matt Hardy at the Great American Bash; after the bout, Show was ganged up on, with Khali eventually dropping him with the tree slam
Natalya Neidhart defeated Cherry via submission with the Sharpshooter at the 38-second mark; prior to the bout, Vickie prepared to throw the bouquet to Eve, Victoria, Michelle McCool, Maryse, Cherry, and Natalya on the floor, with Michelle being ejected from ringside after briefly fighting with Natalya outside the ring; Cherry caught the bouquet, with Vickie then saying Cherry would wrestle her but would face Natalya first
Vickie Guerrero pinned Cherry at the 5-second mark
The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikiel) pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with the Sliced Bread #2 after Yang became distracted by Ezikel on the floor
Umaga pinned Ken Kennedy at 13:12 with the thumb strike to the throat after avoiding the Mic Check
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jesse & Festus in a non-title match at 3:58 when Mizanin pinned Jesse with the Reality Check after Festus dropped Morrison with the fireman's carry into a face-first slam on the floor
Jeff Hardy fought WWE US Champion Matt Hardy to a no contest in a non-title match at 4:35 when Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Bam Neely interfered and attacked both men; during their ring entrances, the Hardys threw the wedding cake into Chavo Guerrero Jr.'s face; after the bout, Edge dropped both Hardys with the spear

7/22/08; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center
7/25/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment of the VIP Lounge with guest Jeff Hardy, during which MVP brought up that Hardy would be taking part in a battle royal later in the program against the Great Khali, the Big Show, Ken Kennedy, and himself, with the winner facing WWE World Champion Triple H at Summer Slam; MVP then said Jeff was a risk taker and while it brought him success, it also got him suspended for 60 days and he had to miss WrestleMania; MVP then questioned Hardy about losing his home in a fire and whether Jeff felt responsible for the death of his dog Jack; after MVP said Jeff was reckless, a detriment to his friends and family, and would never be WWE World Champion, Jeff said if there's anyone that should be thankful for second chances it would be MVP; after MVP told Jeff to settle down, Jeff scared him out of the ring; included a backstage segment with Edge and WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder in which Edge tried to apologize for the previous week but they said they didn't need one and then went to get ready for their match; featured footage from the previous weekend's fundraiser for Generation Rescue, with comments from Maria, Jenny McCarthy, Leah Remini, Charlie Sheen, Tim Allen, Howie Mandel, and Jim Carey, during which it was announced McCarthy would be part of the upcoming Saturday Night's Main Event; included a backstage segment with Edge and Alicia Fox, with Bam Neeley overhearing the conversation; featured a vignette promoting the debut of R Truth, with Truth being shown on the streets where he came from; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the new WWE set is comprised of 1.2 million LED lights, it takes eight hours to assemble, and is transported by 14 tractor trailers; featured footage of Chavo Guerrero Jr. wheeling Vickie Guerrero into the arena, with Neeley then appearing after overhearing Edge's conversation earlier in the night with Alicia; included a vignette promoting Maria coming to Smackdown! the following week; featured a backstage segment with Bam and Edge in which Edge said he did need to apologize to Vickie but he needed to do it in public; included a backstage segment with Bam, Vickie, and Chavo in which Bam said Edge either wanted to apologize to Vickie or Vickie apologize to Edge but that he wanted to do it in the ring; featured a promo by Ben Stiller regarding Generation Rescue and McCarthy being part of Saturday Night's Main Event; included a closing in-ring segment in which Edge asked Vickie to come out to the ring so he could apologize face to face, with Chavo, Vickie, and Bam then coming out to the ring; moments later, Chavo and Bam left the ring as Edge said he repeatedly told Alicia no but she was too aggressive and he couldn't leave because he wanted all the wedding plans to be perfect; Vickie then said she understood, with the two hugging but Vickie turned away when Edge went to kiss her; Vickie then said when she was really mad at Edge, she did something he might not like; after Edge asked what she did, she said she reinstated the Undertaker; following a lengthy "Undertaker" chant by the fans, Vickie said Edge would face Taker at Summer Slam in a Hell in a Cell match and then burst into laughter:
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned Jimmy Wang Yang in a non-title match with the Paydirt at 2:13; prior to the bout, still photos were shown from Benjamin's title victory over Matt Hardy the previous Sunday at the Great American Bash; following his entrance, Benjamin cut an in-ring promo on his title win
Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Curt Hawkins (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Zach Ryder) at 1:49 with the fireman's carry into the face-first slam; after the bout, Hawkins & Ryder laid out Jesse and then dropped Festus with a double DDT before leaving the ring
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Stevie Richards at 2:59 with a headbutt to the chest as Richards ran the ropes; after the bout, Kozlov approached the commentary table and said he wanted competition
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) won a 6-man battle royal by last eliminating Jeff Hardy at 10:25; other participants included: Ken Kennedy, MVP, the Big Show, and Umaga; stipulations stated the winner would face WWE World Champion Triple H at Summer Slam; order of elimination: MVP by Hardy via a clothesline (6:35); Umaga by Show via a clothesline (7:19); Kennedy by Show (8:03); after being eliminated, Umaga returned and dropped Show with the thumb strike to the throat; Show by Hardy via a hurricanrana over the ropes (9:18); Hardy by Khali; after the match, Triple H came out to the ring and faced off against Khali until Singh got in front of Khali and told him now was not the time
WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool defeated Maryse in a non-title match via submission with the heel hook at 2:03; prior to the bout, footage was shown of McCool beating Natalya Neidhart at the Great American Bash to win the newly created title
The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) pinned Shannon Moore at 1:57 with The Kendrick; prior to the bout, Kendrick said he was the fastest, best trained, and smartest WWE wrestler and the fans should be priviledged to see him and then said Ezikial was the biggest, baddest man around to protect him; during Moore's entrance, it was announced that Ric Flair's new segment on WWE.com - Styling and Profiling - was a huge success in its first episode (the first time Sliced Bread #2 is referred to as The Kendrick)

7/29/08; Hershey, PA; Giant Center
8/1/08 - featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Bam Neeley, during which Vickie spotted Alicia Fox backstage; included a backstage segment with Chavo and WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder in which Chavo questioned why Alicia was backstage and whether they knew who Edge's guest would be later in the show on The Cutting Edge; featured an ad promoting Jenny McCarthy being part of the following night's Saturday Night's Main Event; included footage of Edge arriving to the arena; featured a vignette promoting the debut of R Truth, with Truth talking about his time spent in prison; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown! was the most watched show by male viewers; featured a backstage segment with Edge and Alicia in which he questioned why she was backstage, with Edge saying he got her a ticket so she could be up close for The Cutting Edge; included a vignette on WWE World Champion Triple H; featured a promo by Toby Keith regarding Generation Rescue; included a backstage segment with Chavo, Vickie, and Bam in which Chavo said no one knew who Edge's guest was going to be; featured a closing in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge in which he had the ring filled with a ladder, a chair, and a table as a way to set his mind right for the upcoming Hell in a Cell match against the Undertaker; he then said his guest knew Taker better than anyone and would teach him how to thrive in Hell in a Cell, then rolled out to the ring and said his guest was Mick Foley; after Foley reluctantly agreed, Edge showed a video highlighting 1998 in the WWE and the Hell in a Cell match between Foley and Taker, with Edge then saying he knew what that match did to Foley physically and mentally and he could gain some revenge by helping Edge against Taker; Foley replied by saying he might like to help but Edge had hurt Foley's credibility after Foley repeatedly said Edge was the greatest superstar in WWE; Foley said the Edge of today relied on his wife and took too many shortcuts and said he wouldn't help him; he then said the only person that could help Edge was Edge himself and then brought up Edge's accomplishments and said that Edge could put on one of the most violent matches at Summer Slam; Foley then said if Edge went to Summer Slam as he was, Taker would tear him apart; Edge then said he understood and then punched and kicked Foley to the floor; Foley then slammed Edge's face into the commentary table but Edge responded by kicking a steel chair into Foley's face and spearing him into the ring steps; the crowd chanted "Undertaker" as Foley crawled back in the ring and briefly applied the Mandible Claw; moments later, Edge laid Foley across the table in the ring, climbed the ladder, and jumped off with a steel chair, putting Foley through the table; Edge then stood over Foley's body as the broadcast ended (Foley's last appearance):
MVP pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with the Drive By at 2:30 after hitting a gutbuster as Yang came off the top with a crossbody; prior to the bout, Jeff Hardy took a ringside seat, at which time it was announced Hardy would face Edge the following night as part of Saturday Night's Main Event; following MVP's entrance, MVP grabbed the mic and said he was trying to enlighten Hardy the previous week as part of the VIP Lounge and that he would never be WWE World Champion; after the contest, Hardy got in the ring and said threatened MVP to never mention his home, dog, or house fire again; MVP then tried to attack Hardy but Hardy dropped him with the Twist of Fate and said MVP made him sick
Ken Kennedy pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 14:05 with the Mic Check after kicking Benjamin in the face; after the bout, Eve conducted a ringside interview with Benjamin regarding the loss, with Benjamin saying he wasn't going to make excuses but then said he was suffering from bronchitis
The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikiel Jackson) pinned Stevie Richards at 3:45 after dropping Richards throat-first across the top rope and hitting The Kendrick after Richards became distracted by Jackson on the floor; prior to the bout, Kendrick cut an in-ring promo in which he said he hadn't changed, has always been the same guy, and never cared about the fans; after the bout, Jackson put Richards in a Torture Rack
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Jeff Hardy via KO with the head vice at 11:32 after Khali picked Hardy up by the head and pulled him into the ring after Hardy began fighting on the floor with MVP, who appeared ringside after Hardy hit the Swanton on Khali; after the match, MVP posed in the ring as Hardy was knocked out
Maria pinned Victoria at 3:19 with a clothesline from the middle turnbuckle (Maria's Smackdown! debut)
The Big Show pinned Domino with the chokeslam at 1:17; after the bout, Umaga came out to the ring and faced off with Show

8/5/08; Atlanta, GA; Philips Arena
8/8/08 - featured Tazz on guest commentary, subbing for Mick Foley; included a backstage segment where WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins, Chavo Guerrero Jr., & Vickie Guerrero found a black rose after finding Bam Neely knocked out backstage; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more males watched the previous week's Smackdown! than NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with MVP regarding his upcoming match at Summer Slam against Jeff Hardy, during which footage was shown of MVP interfering during Hardy's match with Edge at Saturday Night's Main Event; featured a backstage segment with Hawkins, Chavo, & Vickie in which Hawkins said he couldn't find Ryder following their match; included an in-ring segment with WWE World Champion Triple H and the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh in which the champion and Singh cut promos on the upcoming Summer Slam match between Triple H and Khali; moments later, the two competed in a broken glass arm wrestling contest, with Khali hitting a headbutt as Triple H was about to win; the champion fought off Khali and attempted the Pedigree but instead sustained the chop to the head and then passed out after being caught in the head vice; featured a backstage segment where Hawkins was shown knocked out beside a black rose; included a vignette showing R Truth on a basketball court; featured a backstage segment with Chavo and Vickie in which Chavo suggested they find Edge to help them against the Undertaker's attacks; included a backstage segment with Chavo and Vickie in which Chavo said Edge had agreed to help them but Vickie would have to be civil; featured a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and Chavo in which Edge said he had a plan but it would have to be done his way, with Vickie reluctantly agreeing; included a closing in-ring segment in which Edge, along with Vickie and Chavo, demanded Taker show himself; moments later, when Chavo had his back turned, Edge repeatedly hit Chavo with a steel chair and then hit the Con-Chair-Two as Vickie looked on helplessly; Edge then grabbed Vickie's wheelchair, tipped it backwards knocking her to the mat, backed Vickie into the corner, and said Vickie needed to worry about him and not Taker; Edge then said he would take Taker, La Familia, and Vickie to hell with him:
Natalya Neidhart, Victoria, & Maryse defeated WWE Diva's Champion Michelle McCool, Maria, & Cherry at 2:35 when Maria submitted to Natalya's Sharpshooter; all six women were dressed for various Olympic competitions
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore in a non-title match at 4:12 when Ryder pinned Moore following a double DDT behind the referee's back
Jeff Hardy defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin via disqualification at 17:58 when MVP interfered and kicked the challenger in the face after Hardy hit the Swanton
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jesse (w/ Festus) with a headbutt off the top at 1:42
Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) pinned Super Crazy with The Kendrick at 4:38; after the bout, Jackson put Crazy in an overhead backbreaker before dropping his body to the mat

8/12/08; Norfolk, VA; Scope
8/14/08 - featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Victoria in which Vickie asked whether she had seen either Edge or the Undertaker, with Victoria then consoling an emotional Vickie; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Triple H regarding his title defense at Summer Slam against the Great Khali and wrestling later in the show; moments later, Kenny Dykstra interrupted and told Triple H not to overlook him; featured an ad for the Summer Slam Anthology; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with MVP, with MVP taking the mic and saying he tried to help Jeff Hardy but he would now bury him at Summer Slam; featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Victoria in which Vickie asked Victoria to wheel her back to her limo; included a vignette promoting the debut of R Truth; featured a backstage segment in which Victoria helped Vickie to her limo, only to find Edge inside; after Victoria ran off, Edge said he had big plans for Vickie and then helped her back to her wheelchair; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's Raw than Monday Night Football; featured a video package recapping the history between John Cena and Batista to hype their Summer Slam match; included a backstage segment in which Edge was seen wheeling Vickie around backstage and scaring her before saying they were going to the ring; featured a closing segment in which Edge wheeled Vickie to the ring before showing her a video package recapping the past month between he and her and then said everything that had happened during that time was Vickie's fault; Edge then said it felt like he was burning in hell but he would make sure the Undertaker would burn with him:
Jeff Hardy defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin via disqualification at 15:32 when MVP came out of the crowd and shoved the challenger off the top as Hardy attempted the Swanton; prior to the bout, it was announced Hardy would face MVP at Summer Slam; after the contest, MVP attempted to hit the Drive By but hit Benjamin instead, with Hardy then dropping MVP with the Twist of Fate and Swanton before also hitting the Swanton on Benjamin
Natalya Neidhart & Maryse defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & Maria at 3:06 when Natalya pinned McCool with a double leg pickup
The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikiel Jackson) pinned Scotty Goldman (Colt Cabana) with The Kendrick at 2:40 after ramming Goldman face-first into the middle turnbuckle; prior to the bout, Kendrick cut an in-ring promo in which he said he was the future; before the match, Goldman cut an insert promo; after the contest, Kendrick held Goldman up so Jackson could drop him with a tackle (Goldman's TV debut)
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Kenny Dykstra in a non-title match with the Pedigree at 1:24; prior to the bout, the Great Khali & Runjin Singh cut an in-ring promo in which they said Triple H wouldn't have his title or health after Summer Slam; Khali stood ringside for the duration of the bout and Singh provided guest commentary; after the contest, the champion dared Khali to come in the ring and eventually grabbed Singh as bait for Khali to enter the ring; moments later, the two fought with Triple H eventually knocking Khali to the floor with a clothesline
The Big Show defeated Ryan Braddock (Jay Bradley) with the right hand punch at 1:28 (Braddock's debut)
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Festus (w/ Jesse) at 3:25 with the headbutt to the chest as Festus ran the ropes

8/19/08; Moline, IL; iWireless Center
8/22/08 - featured an opening video package recapping the Smackdown! results from Summer Slam; included a promo by Vickie Guerrero on the big screen in which she said all her actions over the past months were because of Edge and that the fans had not seen the real Vickie; she then said she was proud to have the Undertaker back on Smackdown! and that there would be a Championship Scramble at Unforgiven with participants to be decided later in the show; featured a backstage segment with the Big Show, Vickie, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Bam Neely in which Show said he was excited to be in the Championship Scramble until Vickie apologized and said it was an oversight that he wasn't a part of it; included an ad promoting Smackdown! moving to MyNetwork TV; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched Smackdown! the previous week than the NFL on Fox; included a vignette promoting the debut the following week of R Truth; featured a WWE Classics on Demand segment which featured the May 16, 2002 episode of Smackdown! in which WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus outshined Stacy Keibler in a bikini contest; featured a video recap of Chris Jericho punching Rebecca Michaels at Summer Slam; included a backstage segment with Vickie, Chavo, and Bam in which Chavo alluded that he wanted in the Championship Scramble and then said Taker might hold a grudge against Vickie's previous actions against him; featured an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Triple H regarding facing WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin, Jeff Hardy, The Brian Kendrick, and MVP at Unforgiven, with Kenny Dykstra interrupting; after Dykstra complained of not even being considered for the Championship Scramble, Triple H dropped him with the Pedigree; included a backstage segment in which WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder informed Vickie, Chavo, and Bam that the Undertaker had arrived, as Vickie prepared a written apology to read to Taker; featured a closing in-ring segment with Vickie, Chavo, Bam, Hawkins & Ryder in which Vickie introduced Taker, cited she gave Edge to him at Summer Slam, and then got down on her knees to beg his forgiveness; moments later, Taker took the mic and said he didn't come for an apology - he came for her soul; the four men then went after Taker, with Taker fighting them off and then staring at Vickie, on the entrance stage, as the show came to a close:
Maria defeated Natalya via disqualification at 3:25 when Maryse appeared and helped double team Maria; moments later, WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool made the save and cleared the ring
Championship Scramble Qualifying Match: The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) won an 11-man battle royal at 3:21; order of elimination: Vladimir Kozlov by Armando Estrada, Jimmy Wang Yang, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, & ? (0:59); Scotty Goldman by Hawkins & Ryder via a double clothesline (1:23); ? by Show (1:45); Super Crazy, Hawkins & Ryder by Show (1:51); Estrada by Show (2:05); Sho Funaki (2:29); Yang by Show via a press slam to the floor (2:42); Show, thinking he had won, then stepped out to the floor and left ringside before Jackson, who caught Kendrick before he touched the floor, rolled Kendrick back in the ring for the win; the match was scheduled as a 10-man battle royal but Show, who sat ringside for the bout, interfered mid-way through
Championship Scramble Qualifying Match: MVP defeated Festus (w/ Jesse) via count-out at 8:10 after MVP kicked Jesse in the face outside the ring, with Festus tending to him as MVP rolled back in the ring; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Eve conducting a backstage interview with MVP following his win over Jeff Hardy at Summer Slam in which he said he was going after the WWE World Title; after the contest, MVP kicked Festus over the top to the floor
Championship Scramble Qualifying Match: WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) in a non-title match at 16:18 with the Paydirt after Finlay became distracted by Mike Knox trying to grab at Hornswoggle on the floor; after the contest, Knox climbed in the ring and assaulted Finlay after Finlay struggled to his feet
Championship Scramble Qualifying Match: Jeff Hardy pinned the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) at 5:19 with the Whisper in the Wind and Swanton after Khali released the head vice to go after WWE World Champion Triple H on the floor - after Triple H pulled an interfering Singh off the apron - with Triple H hitting Khali in the head with a steel chair behind the referee's back; Triple H provided guest commentary for the bout

8/26/08; Pittsburgh, PA; Mellon Arena
8/29/08 - featured an opening in-ring promo by the Undertaker - with Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, and WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder watching on backstage - in which he said he wouldn't forgive Vickie for her past sins and that she would eventually burn in hell; after the promo, everyone except Vickie left the backstage office, with Vickie quickly realizing she was locked alone inside; included a vignette promoting the debut of R Truth later in the show; featured a backstage segment in which Maryse interrupted WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool's photo shoot and said the photo shoot would be her last as champion; included a video package highlighting the feud between Jeff Hardy and MVP; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Jeff regarding his upcoming match with MVP; included a backstage segment in which Vickie tried calling out of her office but found the line was dead; several members of the Pittsburgh Steelers were shown in attendance; featured footage of Candice Michelle and Josh Matthews at the Democratic National Convention, on behalf of the Smackdown Your Vote campaign; included a backstage segment of Vickie in her office alone and breathing heavy; featured a backstage promo by The Brian Kendrick, with Ezikial, regarding his opponents in the upcoming Championship Scramble fighting each other while he studied the art of war; included a closing segment showing Vickie alone in her office until the lights went out R Truth pinned Kenny Dykstra with an axe kick at 2:15; on his way to the ring, Dykstra cut a promo complaining that the WWE should be building the company around him and not a "convict" like R Truth (Ron Killings' TV return after a 7-year absence)
Maryse & Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & Maria at 2:29 when Maryse pinned Maria with a DDT; after the match, McCool tended to Maria until Maryse attacked her from behind, with the two brawling out to the floor and Natalya helping double team the champion
Jeff Hardy pinned MVP with the Whisper in the Wind and Swanton at 20:11; after the bout, WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin appeared and dropped Hardy with the Paydirt before doing the same to MVP
Jesse & Festus fought WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder to a no contest in a non-title match at 1:02 when the Big Show appeared and laid out both champions and Jesse, as Festus was on the floor; after the match, Show cut an in-ring promo on being overlooked by Vickie Guerrero
Brie Bella pinned Victoria with an inside cradle at 2:37 (Bella's surprise debut)
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 19:16 by reversing the Paydirt into the Pedigree, moments after the Great Khali & Runjin Singh appeared ringside; prior to the bout, Benjamin cut a backstage promo; after the contest, Benjamin hit Triple H from behind with the US title belt, knocking him out; moments later, Benjamin left ringside with Khali and dropped Triple H with the tree slam

8/31/08; St. Louis, MO; Stottrade Center
9/4/08 - included an opening still image tribute to the passing of Killer Kowalski; featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Triple H regarding the upcoming Championship Scramble at Unforgiven; moments later, WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin interrupted and brought up the fact he laid out Triple H, MVP, and Jeff Hardy the previous week with the Paydirt; moments later, as Benjamin approached the ring to fight Triple H, MVP appeared and argued with Benjamin; moments later, Triple H said the plan for the show leading up to the pay-per-view called for MVP and Benjamin to come out, interrupt him, rush the ring, and get knocked to the floor by Triple H; moments later, Triple H fought off an attack from behind by The Brian Kendrick, with Ezikial Jackson distracting the champion while Kendrick attacked him from behind and MVP and Benjamin joined in; Jeff Hardy made the save until Jackson knocked him off the top, with Ezikial no selling a chair shot from the champion before leaving ringside with Kendrick; included an in-ring promo by the Undertaker in which he said he would send Vickie Guerrero to hell so she could join her husband, Edge; featured a backstage segment with Maria and Maryse regarding their their match later in the show; included a backstage segment where Vickie arrived to the arena and yelled at a stagehand who brought her wheelchair to her, claiming she didn't need it; featured footage from earlier in the week of Josh Matthews, Ken Kennedy, and Mickie James at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, MN; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Triple H regarding his upcoming lumberjack match with the Great Khali and defending the title at Unforgiven in the Championship Scramble; moments later, Hardy appeared and said Triple H had a big problem at Unforgiven and it was him; the champion responded by saying Hardy already had two strikes against him and would be "out of the game" with his third:
R Truth pinned Bam Neely (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) with the axe kick at 2:15
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned MVP in a non-title match with the Paydirt at 3:45; prior to his entrance, Benjamin cut a promo on the big screen
Maryse pinned Maria with a DDT at 3:00; prior to the bout, it was announced Maryse would challenge WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool at Unforgiven; after the bout, McCool confronted Maryse on the entrance stage
The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) pinned Jeff Hardy at 4:58 with The Kendrick after Jackson threw Hardy back-first into the ringside barrier
Super Crazy pinned Ryan Braddock with the moonsault at 1:20; after the bout, Vladimir Kozlov appeared, said something in Russian to Crazy, and kicked him to the floor; Kozlov then cut a promo that he wanted more of a challenge, with the Big Show then coming out; Show then challenged Kozlov, with the two squaring off until Vickie Guerrero appeared, yelled at Kozlov to get out of the ring, and then told Show to leave or he would be fined and indefinately suspended; moments later, Vickie cut a promo on the Undertaker and said she wouldn't be intimidated and that at Unforgiven Taker would apologize to her
Brie Bella pinned Victoria with a roll up at 2:49
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) in a non-title lumberjack match with the Pedigree at 9:58; lumberjacks for the bout included Jeff Hardy, The Brian Kendrick, Ezikial Jackson, MVP, and WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin; after the bout, Hardy climbed in the ring and congratulated Triple H on the win before dropping him with the Twist of Fate

9/9/08; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center
9/12/08 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Triple H regarding being the only world champion to walk into Unforgiven and walk out still with the title; moments later, Jeff Hardy interrupted, with the two praising each other until the champion noted that Hardy always comes close to "taking the brass ring" but always fails; Hardy then said perhaps if he had the Klique, DX, and "the family," then maybe he would have what Triple H has; the champion responded by saying while many people thought Jeff was a better wrestler than Matt Hardy, Matt was the one making sure Jeff was keeping on the straight and narrow and that without Matt, Jeff can't stay focused on business; Triple H then said he hoped Jeff would win the fatal fourway later in the show but the result would be the same at No Mercy and Triple H would still walk out with the belt; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE is watched by more than 15 million people each week in the US; featured a backstage segment with WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin and Eve in which Triple H interrupted, with Benjamin and Triple H discussing the fatal four way later in the show and the fact Benjamin was the only man not pinned during the Smackdown! Championship Scramble at Unforgiven; included an in-ring promo by Vickie Guerrero in which she discussed the Big Show's attack on the Undertaker at Unforgiven, with Show coming out moments later and saying Taker had to follow the rules of Smackdown! like everyone else and that his newfound partnership with Vickie would gain her an apology from Taker and him a shot at the WWE World Title; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania tickets going on sale Sept. 20; included a backstage segment with Triple H, The Brian Kendrick, and Ezikial Jackson in which Kendrick said he was the rightful #1 contender after his performance at Unforgiven; featured a backstage segment with Triple H and MVP in which Triple H said he wasn't sure why MVP was in the fatal four way later in the show; included an ad promoting "The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect;" featured a WWE Classics on Demand segment focusing on the 11/24/83 Starrcade steel cage bout between Ric Flair and NWA World Champion Harley Race:
WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool, Maria, & Brie Bella defeated Maryse, Victoria, & Natalya Neidhart at 3:59 when Brie pinned Victoria with a roll up
R Truth defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) via disqualification at 3:24 when Neely grabbed Truth and shoved him off the top; after the contest, Guerrero argued with Neely over his interference, with Neely eventually shoving Guerrero to the mat; as Neely turned around, Truth dropped Neely with the axe kick and then dropped Guerrero with a spinning body block
Festus (w/ Jesse) fought Kenny Dykstra to a no contest at around the 1-minute mark when Festus & Jesse tied Dykstra up in moving tape, wrapped him in saran wrap, and carried him backstage; prior to the bout, Jesse & Festus came out dressed as movers
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Scotty Goldman & Sho Funaki in a handicap match at 1:04 by pinning Funaki with a headbutt as Funaki came off the top; after the bout, Kozlov cut an in-ring promo stating if he could not find a better challenge then he would go find one
Carlito & Primo Colon defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder in a non-title match at 6:51 when Carlito pinned Ryder with the Back Stabber; prior to the bout, the Colons cut an insert promo on their first teaming on Smackdown!
Jeff Hardy defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin, MVP, and The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) at 15:33 by pinning Kendrick with the Swanton as Kendrick had Benjamin covered following The Kendrick; prior to his entrance, Benjamin cut a promo on the big screen; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE World Title shot at No Mercy; after the bout, Vladimir Kozlov appeared, faced off with Hardy, assaulted him, and eventually hit the reverse DDT

9/16/08; Nashville, TN; Sommet Center
9/19/08 - featured a backstage segment with the Big Show and Vickie Guerrero, with Eve then appearing, asking Vickie about the Undertaker, and then noting she was training to compete; Show then showed footage of him attacking Taker at Unforgiven to prove how Taker was not going to be appearing later in the broadcast; included still photos from the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, with a narration by Shawn Michaels on how to donate to the American Red Cross; featured footage from across the street of the arena inside Tootsie's Bar; included a backstage segment with the Big Show and Vickie in which they said they would humiliate Taker if he showed up later in the show, with Show again showing footage of his attack on Taker at Unforgiven; featured a backstage segment with Show and Vickie in which Show said he just saw Taker backstage and then began to stand guard; a first-person camera angle then portrayed Taker coming into the office, getting down in his knees, and apologizing to Vickie, with Taker's actual voice being heard; moments later, it was revealed Chavo Guerrero Jr. had dressed up like Taker to mock him; included an ad promoting the Oct. 2 airing of WrestleMania on MyNetworkTV and Smackdown's premiere Oct. 3; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE had produced 20 books that reached the New York Times Best-Seller list; included Primo Colon as a guest of Carlito's Cabana in which Primo & Carlito commented on their win the previous week over WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder; moments later, Hawkins & Ryder made their way to the ring, with Hurricane Helms appearing on screen to briefly make fun of them; Hawkins & Ryder then claimed Carlito & Primo got lucky the previous week and eventually agreed to give them a title shot the next week; Carlito then asked for someone to come pack up the show props, with Jesse & Festus appearing; Hawkins & Ryder attacked Carlito & Primo from behind until Primo rang the timekeeper's bell, with Festus then chasing the champions backstage with a fake palm tree from the set; featured a backstage segment with Maria and Brie Bella, with Victoria and Natalya Neidhart then appearing and challenging Maria & Bella to a match the following week; included an ad for "The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect;" featured a backstage segment with Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Hawkins & Ryder in which Chavo sent everyone else out of the room so he could watch Show beat up Taker from Unforgiven; moments later, Taker appeared at the screen looking back at Chavo, with Chavo turning around and being choked out by Taker, who was not shown on screen:
WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool pinned Maryse with the Wings of Love at 5:12
Ryan Braddock defeated Festus (w/ Jesse) via disqualification at 2:22 when both Jesse & Festus tied Braddock up in bubble wrap and dragged him backstage; prior to the bout, Jesse & Festus came out dressed as movers
R Truth pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 6:38 by reversing a German suplex attempt into a forward roll; prior to his entrance, Benjamin cut a backstage promo regarding R Truth's prison record; after the bout, Gregory Helms appeared on screen, referred to himself as the Hurricane, and noted that the price of gold had just gone down
Jeff Hardy pinned The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) at 7:38 by reversing The Kendrick into a backslide; prior to the bout, Hardy cut an in-ring promo in which he said the comments from WWE World Champion Triple H the previous week had inspired him and then began to speak about the previous week's attack by Vladimir Kozlov until Kendrick interrupted; after the bout, Kozlov kicked Hardy in the face on the stage
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Scotty Goldman at 1:36 with one foot on the chest following the tree slam; prior to the bout, Goldman cut an insert promo on the match in which he spoke to a paper bag dressed up as a puppet; after the contest, it was announced Khali would face Vladimir Kozlov the following week
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned MVP in a non-title match with the Pedigree at 14:04 after kicking MVP as he came off the top; after the bout, Vladimir Kozlov appeared, attacked the champion from behind after a distraction from MVP, and eventually hit the headbutt to the mid-section to end the broadcast

9/21/08; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena
9/26/08 - the last episode to air on The CW Network; featured an opening backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which Chavo told Vickie that the previous week the Undertaker told him he was coming for Vickie, with Vickie then telling him to go find the Big Show; moments later, Jeff Hardy appeared and asked for a match with Vladimir Kozlov, with Vickie telling him that he needed to focus on his tag team match later in the show and WWE World Title match with Triple H at No Mercy; the Big Show then came into the office as Hardy left; included a vignette on the Great Khali to promote his match later in the show against Vladimir Kozlov; featured a WWE 24/7 Classics on Demand segment focusing on the 3/23/92 bout between Hulk Hogan & Roddy Piper and WWF World Champion Ric Flair & Sid Justice at Madison Square Garden; included an in-ring promo by WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in which he called R Truth a "street urchin" and said his act was all smoke and mirrors; moments later, Truth came through the crowd, eventually getting in Benjamin's face and saying "What's up?"; Benjamin then left the ring; featured the announcement that WWE IC Champion Santino Marella would face Benjamin the following week; included a vignette on Kozlov to promote his match with Khali; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw beat out the combined episode count of "ER," "Cheers," and "Seinfeld" by recently airing its 800th episode; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 24 and Smackdown! airing on MyNetworkTV the following week; members of the Ohio State Buckeyes were shown in attendance; featured a backstage segment with Show, Vickie, and Chavo in which Chavo said the Undertaker would get to Vickie, with Show then replaying his knocking Taker out at Unforgiven as an example why Taker would never get to Vickie; Vickie then told Chavo he had a match up next; included an ad promoting "The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect;" featured a backstage segment with Show, Chavo, and Vickie in which Chavo said Taker was coming after him; Vickie and Show then said they were going out to the ring, with Chavo reluctantly following; included footage during a commercial break of Jesse & Festus moving more items into their moving van, which had Ryan Braddock and Kenny Dysktra tied up inside; featured a closing in-ring segment with Vickie, Chavo, and Show in which Vickie and Show bragged about Taker not appearing because of their earlier attack; moments later, the lights went out and when they came back on, Taker was seen attacking Chavo backstage before the video feed went out, with Shown then going backstage; moments later, Tazz attempted to go in the ring to interview Vickie but the lights went out again and Taker appeared in the ring behind Vickie and dropped her with the tombstone to end the broadcast:
WWE World Champion Triple H & Jeff Hardy defeated MVP & The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) at 14:01 when Triple H pinned MVP with the Pedigree; prior to the bout, it was mentioned MVP was recently featured in USA Today; after the contest, Hardy brought Triple H the title belt before the two men shook hands
Maria & Brie Bella defeated Victoria & Natalya Neidhart at 5:11 when Maria pinned Victoria with a crossbody off the top
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) fought Vladimir Kozlov to a no contest at the 3-minute mark when WWE World Champion Triple H appeared, with Kozlov leaving the ring until he and Khali eventually double teamed the champion; moments later, Jeff Hardy attempted to make the save but was also beaten down; Triple H then pulled a sledgehammer out from under the ring, scaring Kozlov to the floor, and hit Khali with the weapon until he was knocked to the floor; Kozlov then signalled that he wouldn't get in the ring as long as the champion had the sledgehammer, with Triple H giving him a crotch chop
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 4:56 with a running Liger kick after avoiding a spin kick from Yang; during Chavo's entrance, Hurricane Helms cut an insert promo telling Chavo to go home since the Undertaker was after Chavo; after the bout, the lights in the arena briefly went out
Carlito & Primo Colon defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder to win the titles at 11:36 when Carlito pinned Ryder with the Back Cracker after Primo made a blind tag

9/30/08; Green Bay, WI; Resch Center
10/3/08; the debut episode on MyNetworkTV; featured a new show opening; included a video package highlighting the feud between the Undertaker and the Big Show; featured a backstage segment with Mike Adamle, Teddy Long, Tiffany, and Show in which Show sent the rest out of "his" office; moments later, Chavo Guerrero Jr. appeared, with Show telling him to shut up and that he was in charge in Vickie Guerrero's absence; Show then said Chavo would be wrestling later in the show and if he didn't like it then he would be wrestling Show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read five times as many people watched the previous week's Smackdown! than watched UFC 75 on Spike TV; featured backstage footage of Jesse & Festus finally done "moving" everything over to MyNetworkTV:
Batista, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated John Bradshaw Layfield, MVP, Kane, & The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) at 20:11 when Hardy pinned MVP with the Swanton after Mysterio hit MVP with the 619 and then a sit-down splash from the apron to the floor onto Kane; during MVP's entrance, Hurricane Helms appeared on screen and cut an insert promo on him (The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary)
WWE IC Champion Santino Marella (w/ WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix) pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 2:12 with a roll up from the middle turnbuckle as Benjamin was distracted by R Truth coming out of the crowd and rapping; prior to the bout, Hurricane Helms cut an insert promo on Santino in which he said the Honkytonk Man would be rolling over in his grave, until he was told Honky wasn't dead; following his entrance, Santino had the Honk-a-Meter put up on the screen comparing his 6.71 week IC title run to Honky's 64-week run; he then compared the land Benjamin was champion of to the land he was champion of, citing his belt was more important; before his entrance, Benjamin cut a promo on the big screen in which he said Marella was Beth's girlfriend; after the bout, Truth stared at Benjamin from the entrance stage and said "What's up" over the mic
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) & Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) (mystery opponents) defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a handicap match at 1:41 when the referee stopped the bout after Guerrero was caught in Khali's head vice; prior to the bout, the Big Show came out and cut a promo saying that Vickie Guerrero, said to be recovering at home, would understand why Chavo was put in the match; after the contest, Guerrero was knocked to the floor and Show, who remained ringside for the bout, knocked him out with a right hand punch; Show then cut an in-ring promo on facing the Undertaker at No Mercy; moments later, Taker's gong sounded and the lights flickered; when they came back on, Show was in the entranceway and Taker was in the ring
CM Punk, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Manu, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes at 4:16 when Punk pinned Dibiase with the Go To Sleep; prior to the bout, Manu, Rhodes, & Dibiase cut an insert promo claiming they would prove Raw was the stronger brand; following his and Primo's entrance, Carlito cut an in-ring promo saying he decided to make the previously scheduled 2-on-2 match into a six man tag since Manu was just going to be standing outside the ring looking stupid
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool in a non-title lumberjack match with the Glam Slam at 3:47 after McCool kicked an interfering Maryse off the apron; lumberjacks for the bout included Kelly Kelly, Candice Michelle, Natalya Neidhart, Lena, Mickie James, Maria, Maryse, Victoria, Eve, Brie Bella, Jillian Hall, Katie Lea, and Layla
WWE World Champion Triple H defeated World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho and ECW World Champion Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 12:23 by pinning Hardy with the Pedigree after Hardy dropped Jericho with the Side Effect; after the bout, Jericho dropped Triple H with the Code Breaker, brought a ladder out from under the ring and knocked Hardy out with it; moments later, Jeff Hardy made the save and knocked Jericho to the floor; Triple H then went after Jeff but Jeff hit him with the Twist of Fate and scaled the ladder; Vladimir Kozlov then appeared, with Hardy leaping onto him but Kozlov knocking him out with a headbutt to the chest; Kozlov then dropped Triple H with the reverse DDT as the show went off the air (No Mercy 08)

10/7/08; Spokane, WA; Arena
10/10/08 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Vickie Guerrero, with Chavo Guerrero Jr., in which she discussed the injury she sustained two weeks earlier from the Undertaker, as a result of the tombstone, that put her in a wheelchair and neckbrace; she then said Taker was humiliated by the Big Show at No Mercy and Show would get a WWE World Title shot against Triple H later in the program as his reward; Show then came out and cut a promo on knocking Taker out with his fist and then showed video from No Mercy of the incident before commenting on facing Triple H later in the show for the championship; Vladimir Kozlov then appeared and said he didn't care who the champion was - Show or Triple H - but was challenging the winner to a title match; Show then responded by saying, while not everyone likes him, at least he's American; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown! was the #1 show the past week for viewers age 2-17, beating every other show on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox; featured a video package highlighting the Batista vs. John Cena match at Summer Slam, with comments from Batista and referee Mike Chioda regarding the match and Cena's neck injury, as well as comments from Dr. Joseph Maroon regarding Cena's neck surgery and recovery, during which it was estimated Cena would be out three to four months; included a backstage segment with R Truth and Sho Funaki in which Truth asked Funaki what his full name was, with Funaki saying his middle name was "Fu," his last name was "Naki," and his first name was "Kung;" Truth then noted that Funaki's name was Kung Funaki and then sang in the tune of "Kung Fu Fighting;" featured a backstage segment with Jeff Hardy and Triple H in which they discussed their match at No Mercy, with Hardy then challenging the winner to a title match; included footage of Show knocking out the Great Khali with a punch earlier in the year to promote his upcoming match with Triple H; featured a Triple H vignette to promote his match with Show later in the night; included a vignette promoting the debut of Kizarny; featured footage of Show knocking out Chris Jericho earlier in the year to promote his match later in the program against Triple H; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown! was the highest rated show ever on MyNetworkTV; featured comments from Batista, Shawn Michaels, Maria, Triple H, Jeff Hardy, Mike Mizanin, Candice Michelle, and Maroon in which they spoke about Cena showing up at Smackdown! hours after having neck surgery; included an ad for "Hell in a Cell;" featured the announcement Hardy would face Kozlov the following week, followed by a backstage promo by Kozlov regarding the match:
Brie Bella pinned Natalya Neidhart (w/ Victoria) with a crucifix at 3:03, moments after Natalya became distracted by "Brie" coming out the other end of the ring; late in the bout, Victoria attempted to go under the ring after Brie but was scared off by Hornswoggle, who came out from under the ring and ran Victoria backstage
R Truth pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 5:00 with a rolling cradle; prior to his entrance, Benjamin cut a backstage promo in which he said he was the "gold standard" while the economy was in a slump
Jeff Hardy pinned MVP with the Swanton at 10:47; prior to the bout, Gregory Helms cut an insert promo in which he told MVP to please win a match; during the contest, it was noted MVP would earn a giant incentive package through his contract if he wins one more match; after the contest, Vladimir Kozlov came out, fought off Jeff, and laid him out with a headbutt as Jeff came off the top rope
Jesse & Festus, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Kenny Dykstra, Ryan Braddock, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder at 3:19 when Festus pinned Dykstra with the fireman's carry into the face-first slam; Maria was the guest ring announcer for the match; during their ring entrance, Gregory Helms cut an insert promo making fun of Dykstra's team; after the contest, Festus stared at Maria until Jesse took him backstage
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated three unknowns in a handicap match at the 16-second mark by stepping on one of his opponent's chest following the chop to the head; prior to the bout, Singh showed footage from jackassworld.com of Johnny Knoxville upsetting Khali during an interview and then from Raw of Khali hosting the Kiss Cam to prove that he was as entertaining as Knoxville; Singh then said Khali would prove after the match that he was the better entertainer; after the match, Khali picked an overweight woman from the crowd to be part of the kiss cam
WWE World Champion Triple H fought the Big Show to a no contest at the 10-minute mark after the Undertaker appeared in the ring, brawled with Show all the way backstage, and Triple H was then assaulted by Vladimir Kozlov; after the contest, Jeff Hardy came out and helped clear the ring, only to then drop Triple H with the Twist of Fate before locking eyes with Kozlov to end the broadcast

10/14/08; Las Vegas, NV; Thomas & Mack Center
10/17/08 - featured comments from Batista, Shawn Michaels, Maria, Triple H, Jeff Hardy, Mike Mizanin, Candice Michelle, and Maroon in which they spoke about John Cena showing up at Smackdown! hours after having neck surgeryincluded Eve conducting a backstage interview with MVP regarding his recent losing streak and facing R Truth later in the night; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, in a neckbrace, and the Big Show in which Sho Funaki came in and said he was known as "Fung Funaki;" moments later, they ordered him out; Maryse then came in dressed as a French maid and argued she shouldn't have to compete in the divas match later in the show because she had already beaten WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool; Vickie then ordered her out as well; the Great Khali & Runjin Sing then appeared, with Vickie telling Khali she was proud of him and he had a match later in the show against the Undertaker; Khali then argued he was being used as a puppet in Vickie and Show's vendetta; Show then told Khali that Vickie could make his life very difficult if he didn't go through with the match; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown!, two weeks in the row, broke MyNetworkTV's ratings record; featured vignettes promoting the debut of Kizarny; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 25 tickets going on sale Nov. 8; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Triple H regarding the attack he sustained from Vladimir Kozlov the previous week and potentially facing Jeff Hardy and Kozlov at Cyber Sunday; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw was the most watched entertainment program on Monday for the third consecutive week; featured the announcement Triple H would face the Undertaker the following week; included a video package promoting the return of Cena, with comments from Triple H, Edge, Batista, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jeff Hardy, Dan Cena, Jim Ross, Shawn Michaels, Mickie James, and Maria; featured several clips throughout the show recapping the history between Hardy and Kozlov; included an ad promoting the "Hell in a Cell" DVD; featured a backstage segment with Maria and WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool in which they talked about their upcoming title match; moments later, Jesse & Festus appeared with Festus giving her a flower to congratulate her win:
The Big Show defeated Joey Ryan in a knock out match at the 17-second mark following a punch; prior to the bout, Show cut an in-ring promo on his WWE World Title match the previous week and said he had Triple H beat until the Undertaker interfered; Show then questioned whether he beat Taker stupid at No Mercy; he then addressed their upcoming match at Cyber Sunday in which the fans would choose via WWE.com the two to either face off in a last man standing, I Quit, or knock out match
The Big Show defeated Ryan Taylor in an I Quit match at the 23-second mark with a cobra clutch
The Big Show defeated Matt Jackson in a last man standing match at 1:33 after hitting a chokeslam through a table set up in the ring by Chavo Guerrero Jr., who appeared during the three contests; after the bout, one of the men was fitted with a neckbrace; as the unknown made his way to the ring, Hurricane Helms appeared and cut an insert promo asking whether the unknown had seen the previous two matches
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder when Primo pinned Hawkins with a dropkick off the top at 3:40
R Truth pinned MVP with the axe kick at 2:46; prior to the bout, MVP stated his incentive package would kick in on his contract if he won one more match; after the contest, WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin was shown watching on backstage
Ezikial Jackson (w/ The Brian Kendrick) (sub. for The Brian Kendrick) pinned Super Crazy with a uranagi at the 42-second mark; prior to the bout, Kendrick cut an in-ring promo stating the WWE doctors ruled he was too sick to compete and that Crazy would face Jackson in Kendrick's place; during Crazy's entrance, Hurricane Helms cut an insert promo; after the contest, Kendrick dropped Crazy with The Kendrick
The Undertaker defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via disqualification at 3:23 when the Big Show interfered and hit the chokeslam on Taker; moments later, Show grabbed a steel chair from ringside and yelled at Khali to take it and hit Taker with it, with Khali instead knocking the chair out of Show's hands and leaving ringside; as Khali left ringside, Taker knocked Show out of the ring with the chair
Maria defeated Maryse, Victoria, Brie Bella, and Natalya Neidhart at 2:10 in a fuzzy dice on a pole match after knocking Maryse off the top rope; stipulations stated the winner would receive a future WWE Divas title match
Jesse & Festus defeated Kenny Dykstra & Ryan Braddock at 3:42 when Festus pinned Dykstra with a fireman's carry into a face-first slam; during the bout, Hurricane Helms cut an insert promo on Dykstra's complaining
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jeff Hardy at 8:17 with a headbutt to the chest; during his entrance, Kozlov cut an insert promo on challenging WWE World Champion Triple H; after the bout, Triple H, who provided guest commentary for the bout, climbed in the ring and held up the title belt in Kozlov's face

10/21/08; Laredo, TX; Entertainment Center
10/24/08 - featured an opening still image in tribute to the passing of Leah Maivia; included an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Triple H in which he insulted Vickie Guerrero, and claimed she wouldn't interrupt him because a big Twinkie truck pulled up and she would be busy for hours; he then mentioned his match later in the show against the Undertaker and said nothing would stop him from defending his title at Cyber Sunday, as scheduled; moments later, Jeff Hardy interrupted and argued he would take Triple H's title at the pay-per-view, with Vladimir Kozlov then appearing at the entrance stage and said the fans wouldn't pick him because they knew he would beat Triple H for the title; the champion then said it didn't matter who got the shot at Cyber Sunday and then dropped Hardy with the Pedigree, citing that would be the end result to whatever match the fans decide upon; moments later, Triple H and the Undertaker had a confrontation backstage; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE Magazine sells more copies at newsstands than Sports Illustrated and ESPN Magazine combined; featured vignettes promoting the debut of Kizarny; included a clock counting down the time until WrestleMania 25 tickets go on sale; featured a vignette promoting the return of John Cena, with comments from Carl Edwards, Snoop Dogg, John Salley, Maria Menounos, Kelly Carlson, Rob Thomas, Sara Jean Underwood, Gabrielle Reece, Ben Stiller, Robert Patrick, Renny Harlin, Marc Ecko, the Jonas Brothers, Bobby Lee, Tony Hawk, Kasey Kahne, and Jerry Ferrara, and appearances by Regis Philbin, Shaggy, and Conan O'Brian, among others; included a backstage segment with Maria and WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool in which Michelle tried to talk about their loss earlier in the show, with Maria walking off to find Festus; moments later, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon were speaking with Brie Bella, with Brie eventually leaving for a photo shoot; after she left, Carlito and Primo aruged over who made her leave, with Festus then chasing his mariachi band past them and Jesse and Maria trying to catch up; featured a bakstage segment in which Primo approached who he thought was Brie but she blew him off; moments later, the Great Khali & Runjin Singh appeared, with Khali claiming Primo had no game; included an in-ring segment in which Singh read a letter from "Helga from Berlin, Germany" who claimed she had a crush on Khali and another letter from "Bruce in San Francisco, CA;" Singh then used the Kiss Cam to find two women in the crowd to kiss Khali; before Khali kissed the prettier of the two, Singh pulled her out of the way and replaced her with the heavier girl; Singh then had the crowd chant Khali's name to give him encouragement before kissing the girl; featured an ad promoting the 800th episode of Raw; included a backstage promo by Taker regarding his match with the Big Show at Cyber Sunday and facing Triple H later in the show; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 25 tickets going on sale Nov. 8; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania sponsorship beats the Kentucky Derby, the NBA Playoffs, the Indy 500, X-Games and The Masters; featured footage from Smackdown! & ECW's recent tour of Mexico:
Maryse & Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & Maria at 2:14 when Maryse pinned Michelle with a roll up as Michelle went for a tag when Maria was distracted by Festus, dressed as a mariachi performer and with Jesse, giving her a flower at ringside; prior to the bout, Hurricane Helms cut an insert promo on the divas; during the match, it was announced Michelle would be an Army soldier, Maria would be a bunny, Maryse would be a French maid, and Eve would be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle at Cyber Sunday in the divas Halloween costume contest; after the bell rang to end the match, Festus chased the rest of the mariachi band backstage, with Jesse following
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bam Neely in a non-title match at 4:44 when Carlito pinned Bam with the Back Stabber after Chavo slapped his partner and Neely scared his partner off the apron; after the bout, Hurricane Helms cut an insert promo on Chavo and Neely possibly breaking up
R Truth & Sho Funaki defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin & MVP at 3:58 when Funaki pinned MVP with a kick to the face; prior to the bout, Hurricane Helms cut an insert promo on MVP; during the match, it was announced that Benjamin would either defend against MVP, Truth, or Festus at Cyber Sunday and the match would air exclusively on WWE.com at 7:45 p.m. Sunday (Funaki's in-ring TV debut as Kung Fu Naki)
The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) pinned Super Crazy with The Kendrick at 1:07; after the bout, Jackson hit a uranage on Crazy
The Undertaker defeated WWE World Champion Triple H via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:52 when the Big Show attacked Taker and laid him out in the corner after Taker dropped the champion with the powerbomb; after the bout, Triple H hit Show with a steel chair but Show brushed it off and dropped Triple H with the chokeslam; Show then laid Taker out with a series of chairshots to the body and head; after the commercial break, Triple H struggled to his feet only for Vladimir Kozlov to appear, assault the champion, and drop him with the headbutt to the sternum; moments later, Kozlov hit the reverse DDT

10/28/08; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena
10/31/08 - featured an opening backstage promo by the Big Show in which he said the Undertaker had to use an illegal choke hold to beat him at Cyber Sunday and he would bury Taker if given the chance; the camera then panned to Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Vickie Guerrero, in a neckbrace and wheelchair, in which Vickie said Taker's casket match later in the show would be his last and then said Chavo would be his opponent; Jim Ross dressed as a sailor and Tazz as an Army man for the show; included an ad promoting Monday's 800th episode of Raw; featured a clock counting down until WrestleMania 25 tickets go on sale; included a backstage segment with Maria, Jesse & Festus and MyNetworkTV's Masked Magician in which the Magician put Maria in a box and then spun her head around; moments later, he opened up the box to reveal her body was twisted, with Jesse then telling him to put her back right or Festus would beat him up; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown! broke the record for the most watched show in MyNetworkTV history for the third time that month; included a backstage segment with the Great Khali, Runjin Singh, and Sho Funaki in which Funaki asked Khali for help in the art of seduction, with Singh then telling Funaki that Khali said size matters; featured an in-ring segment with Khali and Singh in which they had a female fan in the crowd, dressed as a witch, come in the ring to kiss Khali; after the woman said her name was Beatrix, Khali kissed her on the lips, with the woman then asking for a French kiss; Singh then said she would have to take off her mask - noting her warts - with the woman then saying it wasn't a mask; after cheering from the fans, Khali then kissed her again, with the woman falling onto her back; included a vignette promoting the debut of Kizarny; featured an in-ring promo by Vladimir Kozlov in which he challenged WWE World Champion Triple H to a title shot; during the segment, Hurricane Helms appeared in an insert and mocked Kozlov as he spoke; moments later, Triple H appeared and mentioned "Rocky 4" and how the American beat up the big Russian guy; Triple H then said Kozlov would have to go through Vickie for a title shot but the two could fight then and there; Kozlov then left ringside; included a video package promoting the Survivor Series return of John Cena focusing on Cena's childhood and early years in wrestling, with comments from friends and members of Cena's family; featured the announcement R Truth would face WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin the following week:
John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon in a non-title match at 11:04 when Mizanin pinned Carlito with the Reality Check after Morrison tripped Carlito as he attempted a springboard
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) via disqualification at 2:47 when Jackson pulled Kendrick out of the ring as Yang had him covered with the moonsault; Yang came out as John Wayne for the match; after the contest, Jackson caught Yang attempting a crossbody to the floor, dropped him across the apron and hit a uranage in the ring; Kendrick followed by hitting The Kendrick moments later
Rey Mysterio Jr., ECW World Champion Matt Hardy, & Jeff Hardy defeated Kane, Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas), & MVP at 11:06 when Jeff pinned MVP with the Swanton after Matt hit MVP with the Twist of Fate; during MVP's entrance, Hurricane Helms cut an insert promo in which he said MVP should try winning for a change
WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool, Maria, & Brie Bella defeated Maryse, Natalya Neidhart, & Victoria at 4:00 when Maria pinned Victoria with a crossbody off the top after Maria tagged Michelle without Michelle realizing it; during the bout, Hurricane Helms cut an insert promo on the divas; Michelle dressed as an Army soldier, Maria as a bunny, Brie as Cleopatra, Maryse as a French maid, Natalya as a cop, and Victoria as a banana for the match
The Undertaker defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a casket match at 7:02 after fighting off an interfering Big Show and hitting the tombstone on Guerrero; prior to the bout, several druids brought the casket ringside; Show appeared ringside following Taker's entrance and interfered late in the match; late in the bout, Show stood in the aisle after falling to the floor and opted not to make the save for Guerrero; after the contest, Vickie Guerrero was shown backstage telling Vladimir Kozlov he could have WWE World Champion Triple H at Survivor Series if he could beat the Undertaker the following week

11/4/08; Orlando, FL; Amway Arena
11/7/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment of the VIP Lounge in which MVP responded to his recent losing streak and comments made by Hurricane Helms, with Helms then appearing in an insert and mocking MVP; moments later, MVP said there was a clause in his contract stating if he won a certain number of matches within a certain timeframe then he would get an incentive package; the Great Khali, alongside Runjin Singh, then appeared with Singh saying it was now time for the Kiss Cam and that MVP was boring; Singh offered MVP a chance to stick around but he stormed out of the ring but remained ringside for the duration of the segment; moments later, Singh found a large black woman, Cassandra, and a large white woman, Susan, in the crowd and brought them into the ring to kiss Khali; after kissing them both, Singh suggested Khali kiss both of them at the same time, with Khali then kissing them seperately but going back and forth; moments later, MVP jumped Khali from behind and quickly left the ring; Vickie Guerrero and the Big Show were then shown watching on backstage, with Guerrero suggesting Show couldn't get the job done against the Undertaker and Show storming out; moments later, MVP walked in and complained about Khali's behavior, with Vickie saying the Kiss Cam was one of the highest rated segments of the show and reminded MVP he had to win a match before Survivor Series or he would have to pay back his signing bonus; after MVP said he wanted a match later in the show to get back to his winning ways, Vickie made a match between he and Khali; included a backstage segment with Jimmy Wang Yang, The Brian Kendrick, and Ezekiel Jackson in which Kendrick quoted Ezekiel 25:17; featured a vignette of Vladimir Kozlov; included a backstage segment with Eve and WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool in which Eve asked McCool how she should go about training for wrestling, with McCool saying she would be defending against Maria the following week and implied she wasn't very smart; moments later, Maria walked by with her and McCool hugging; featured a backstage segment with Jeff Hardy and Guerrero in which he asked for one more title shot against WWE World Champion Triple H, with Vickie saying he didn't deserve it and that he was better off in a tag team; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE video games have sold more than 39 million copies this decade; featured clips from Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 showing Triple H & Hardy vs. John Morrison & Mike Mizanin, as a preview of their match later in the show; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with Kozlov regarding his match later in the show against Taker; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 25 tickets going on sale the following day; included a promo at the entrance stage by Show regarding his feud with Taker and then challenged Taker to a casket match for Survivor Series; featured an ad for "Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero;" featured a video package hyping Cena's Survivor Series return, with comments from Edge, Show, Batista, John Bradshaw Layfield, Triple H, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio Jr., Vince McMahon, and Cena's friends regarding his WWE run and move from Smackdown! to Raw:
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned R-Truth with Paydirt at 4:07 after the challenger landed ribs-first across the top rope; prior to the match, a clock was shown dating down the fact tickets for WrestleMania 25 would be on sale within 15 hours
Ezekiel Jackson (w/ The Brian Kendrick) pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with the uranage at 1:04; prior to the match, Hurricane Helms cut an insert promo making fun of Jackson; after the contest, Kendrick dropped Yang with The Kendrick
John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE World Champion Triple H & Jeff Hardy via disqualification at 10:28 when Hardy assaulted both opponents with a steel chair; after the match, Hardy chased Morrison backstage with the chair, eventually throwing it at him, with Triple H then dropping Mizanin with the Pedigree; following the commercial break, Hardy confronted Vickie Guerrero backstage and asked whether his actions were extreme enough for her, then noting that if Vladimir Kozlov couldn't get the #1 contender spot later in the show then he would; Guerrero responded by saying she already had a deal with Kozlov and that Hardy was out of luck
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned MVP with the tree slam at 2:19
Brie Bella pinned Victoria (w/ Natalya Neidhart) with an inside cradle at 2:28; after the match, Brie slid under the ring with Victoria and Natalya then pulling out Brie and her twin sister; moments later, the Bellas fought off Victoria and Natalya and hit double facebusters in the ring; moments later, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon were shown watching on backstage (surprise debut of Nikki Bella)
Vladimir Kozlov defeated the Undertaker via disqualification at 6:35 when Jeff Hardy ran out, assaulted Kozlov with a steel chair, and then did the same to Taker; stipulations stated Kozlov would earn a WWE World Title shot at Survivor Series if he won; immediately after the bout, Hardy went backstage; moments later, Taker dropped Kozlov with the chokeslam; Hardy then confronted Vickie backstage and said he would take out Taker the following week in an extreme rules match, with Vickie agreeing

11/11/08; Manchester, England; Evening News Arena
11/14/08 - featured an opening segment in which a casket was left inside the ring as the Undertaker's voice could be heard cutting a promo on facing the Big Show in a casket match at Survivor Series; moments later, Taker sat up out of the casket; Jeff Hardy, his face painted, then appeared on the big screen and said Taker should be more concerned in facing him in an extreme rules match later in the show; Taker responded by saying Hardy would rest in peace; included Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 footage of Hardy facing Taker in an extreme rules match; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Kizarny; included a video package hyping John Cena's return at Survivor Series and recapping his debut on Raw, with comments from WWE World Champion Triple H, Batista, John Bradshaw Layfield, Shawn Michaels, Maria, Jim Ross, Carl Edwards, Cena's father, brothers, and friends; featured an in-ring contract signing between Vladimir Kozlov and Triple H for their match at Survivor Series, overseen by Vickie Guerrero, with Chavo Guerrero Jr. at her side; prior to the contract signing, Vickie noted that should Hardy defeat the Undertaker later in the show then he might be added to the match; moments later, after both men signed the contract and traded words, Hardy appeared, sent Kozlov through the table used for the signing, and then tore up the contract in Triple H's face; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown! was the most watched program in MyNetworkTV's history, breaking the record for the fourth time in five weeks:
ECW World Champion Matt Hardy pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 14:08 with the Twist of Fate; prior to the bout, it was announced Batista, Hardy, R Truth, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions CM Punk & Kofi Kingston would face Randy Orton, Benjamin, Mark Henry, WWE IC Champion William Regal, & Cody Rhodes in an elimination match at Survivor Series; during Benjamin's entrance, Hurricane Helms cut an insert promo stating Benjamin looked like the love child of Butch Reed and Gary Coleman
The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Carlito (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Primo Colon) at 5:50 with The Kendrick after Carlito became distracted by Jackson attacking Primo on the floor
Sho Funaki pinned MVP at 1:22 with a crane kick after MVP became distracted by the Great Khali and Runjin Singh at ringside; prior to the bout, it was announced Shawn Michaels, Cryme Tyme, Khali, & Rey Mysterio Jr. would face John Bradshaw Layfield, MVP, Kane, John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in an elimination match at Survivor Series; after the contest, Khali knocked MVP out with a chop to the head; moments later, Singh picked a woman from the crowd, named Tallulah, to kiss Khali as Khali dropped MVP with a second chop to the head; as the crowd cheered Khali on to kiss the woman, MVP staggered to his feet and was dropped with Khali's tree slam; Khali then proposed that Tallulah kiss MVP instead, with MVP and Tallulah rolling around on the mat until MVP escaped the ring
WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool defeated Maria via submission with the heel hook at 1:39; during McCool's entrance, Hurricane Helms cut an insert promo on the divas; to begin the match, the two shook hands; after the bout, Festus, who came ringside early in the match with Jesse, chased Michelle out of the ring, then helped Maria to her feet and gave her a stuffed animal dog
Jeff Hardy pinned the Undertaker in an extreme rules match at 15:54 after hitting Taker with a steel chair and following with a legdrop off the top over a ladder set up in the ring; late in the bout, the Big Show came out and hit the chokeslam on Taker but was knocked to the floor moments later after Taker hit Show over the back with a chair as Hardy held onto Show; after the contest, Hardy confronted Vickie Guerrero, with Chavo Guerrero Jr., backstage with Vickie saying Hardy wasn't in the Survivor Series main event yet but he would be if he beat WWE World Champion Triple H in a non-title match the following week, during which Vladimir Kozlov interrupted and said Triple H's days as champion were coming to an end (Survivor Series 08, Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)

11/11/08; Manchester, England; Evening News Arena
11/21/08 - featured a video package hyping John Cena's hometown return at the Survivor Series, set to Ryan Star's "This Could Be The Year," with comments from Cena's family, friends, Carl Edwards, Rey Mysterio Jr., WWE World Champion Triple H, and Marc Ecko; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Triple H regarding his non-title match later in the night against Jeff Hardy; featured a backstage segment with Maria and Festus, with John Morrison & Mike Mizanin interrupting and talking about their match later in the show against Jesse & Festus and Morrison alleged new photos of Maria on WWE.com had been Photoshoped; included an ad for "Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero;" featured a video package of the European Smackdown! & ECW tour; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com receives more monthly page views than CBS.com, ABC.com, FOX.com, and NBC.com; featured a backstage segment in which The Brian Kendrick and Ezikial Jackson stared down a stagehand after he told them they were going the wrong way; included a vignette promoting the debut of Kizarny; featured a video package hyping the Undertaker vs. Big Show casket match at Survivor Series; included a backstage segment in which Hardy cut a promo on facing Vladimir Kozlov and Triple H at Survivor Series; featured a closing in-ring segment with Taker in which he, beside a casket, cut a promo on facing Show; moments later, Show appeared at ringside with Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr. pushing her wheelchair; Show then claimed he would knock Taker out at Survivor Series, with the lights then flickering; when they came back on, Vickie was in the ring and stuffed in the casket by Taker; Chavo then yelled at Show to save Vickie, with Show then throwing Chavo into the ring which distracted Taker long enough for Show to pull Vickie from the ring; Taker then dropped Chavo with the tombstone and stuffed him inside the casket as Show and Vickie watched from ringside:
ECW World Champion Matt Hardy & R Truth defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin & Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) at 12:31 when Truth pinned Benjamin with the scissors kick
John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jesse & Festus at 2:46 when Mizanin pinned Festus with the Reality Check moments after Morrison rang the bell to turn Festus into his comatose state; after the bout, Morrison dropped Jesse with the Moonlight Drive; moments later, Morrison took the timekeeper's bell up the entranceway and rang it, with Festus then chasing them backstage
Jeff Hardy pinned WWE World Champion Triple H in a non-title match at 15:41 with a roll up after blocking a suplex into the ring; late in the bout, Vladimir Kozlov appeared but was knocked down following a Hardy splash to the floor; after the contest, Triple H and Hardy shook hands before Kozlov attacked and laid out both men (Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come)
The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon in a non-title match at 3:47 when Jackson pinned Primo with the uranage; prior to the bout, Gregory Helms cut an insert promo on Kendrick's dancing
James Mason pinned MVP with a roll up at 1:15 after MVP became distracted by the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, who appeared ringside late in the bout; stipulations stated MVP would have to win to earn his incentive package or be forced to pay back his signing bonus; after the match, Khali knocked MVP out with a chop to the head; moments later, Gregory Helms cut an insert promo on MVP
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Natalya Neidhart & Victoria at 3:45 when Victoria was pinned with a crucifix after the Bellas switched places in the ring behind the referee's back after the legal Bella sustained the Widow's Peak; prior to the bout, footage was shown from two weeks before of Victoria & Natalya Neidhart pulling both twins out from under the ring, revealing there were two Bellas

11/25/08; Albany, NY; Times Union Center
11/28/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment by Vickie Guerrero in which she introduced the new World Heavyweight Champion Edge; moments later, Edge appeared, hugged Vickie, and claimed he still wasn't 100% healthy but had to take actions into his own hands after reading on WWE.com about what happened to Jeff Hardy; Edge then said Hardy has a history of letting people down but Edge didn't want to let Vickie down; Vickie then said Hardy would return to compete when he was cleared to wrestle and that what happened in the hotel stairwell was still under investigation; moments later, Hardy ran out but was held off by several members of security; Triple H then came out but was also held off, with Vladimir Kozlov then coming into the ring from behind and saying he was through with games and triple threat matches and that he would beat Edge up then and there; Vickie then said there would be a Beat the Clock series to determine who would challenge Edge at Armageddon; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with ECW World Champion Matt Hardy in which Matt claimed Edge and Vickie were behind Jeff's injury and that he would do everything he could to see Jeff gets his title shot; featured the announcement that the Undertaker would face the Big Show the following week in a steel cage match; included footage of a Show vs. Taker steel cage match from Smackdown vs. Raw 2009; featured footage from Linda McMahon appearing the previous Friday at the New York Stock Exchange and ringing the bell and the announcement she had been named one of the top 50 most powerful women in cable by CableFax; included the same Shawn Michaels, Triple H, & Kelly Kelly backstage DX merchandise segment from Raw; featured Ken Kennedy conducting a backstage interview with Triple H regarding his final match in the Beat the Clock Challenge against WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin:
Beat the Clock Challenge: Jeff Hardy pinned The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) at 12:13 with an overhead wheelbarrow slam and the Swanton after knocking Jackson off the apron
Maryse, Victoria, & Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool, Brie & Nikki Bella at 4:13 when Maryse pinned Michelle after one of the Bellas accidentally hit a clothesline on Michelle when Maryse moved out of the way; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Victoria & Natalya Neidhart pulling both Bellas out from under the ring three weeks earlier, revealing that there were two twins; during the match, it was announced the Bellas were recently on Yahoo!'s most searched list; moments later, Michelle argued with both the Bellas until Maria came out to calm her down; Michelle then shoved Maria to the mat and left the ring
Beat the Clock Challenge: Vladimir Kozlov fought ECW World Champion Matt Hardy to a time-limit draw at 12:14 in a non-title match; prior to the bout, Gregory Helms cut an insert promo saying he would return to Smackdown! the following week; after the match, Jeff Hardy was shown watching backstage before coming face to face with Triple H
Jesse & Festus defeated John Morrison & Mike Mizanin via disqualification at 4:59 when Morrison & Mizanin double teamed Jesse on the floor after both teams took turns ringing the timekeeper's bell, causing Festus to become angry and then comatose; after the bout, Morrison & Mizanin took turns ringing the bell and making fun of Festus before then knocking Jesse out with the bell; moments later, Mizanin accidentally rang the bell, with Festus then clearing the ring
Beat the Clock Challenge: Triple H pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 12:13 with the Pedigree; Triple H hit the move with 30 seconds remaining and had to revive referee Mike Chioda to make the pinfall; during the contest, Jeff Hardy was shown watching the match backstage; after the contest, referee Charles Robinson came out to determine who had won the Beat the Clock series and had replays shown of both Hardy and Triple H's pinfalls; Hardy then appeared and had words with Triple H as the show went off the air

11/25/08; Albany, NY; Times Union Center
12/5/08 - featured an opening video package recapping the Beach the Clock series and an announcement by Vickie Guerrero that both Jeff Hardy and Triple H would challenge WWE World Champion Edge at Armageddon; included ads promoting Monday's Slammy Awards; featured a trailer for "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia," starring Ken Kennedy; featured a backstage promo by the Big Show regarding his steel cage match with the Undertaker later in the show, during which he showed footage of him knocking Taker out at Unforgiven; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE was #2 in Yahoo! searches for 2008, beating out Barack Obama, American Idol, Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, and Angelina Jolie; featured a backstage segment in which Triple H and Hardy had words; included a backstage segment with Hardy, Edge, and Vickie in which Edge claimed Triple H was the one responsible for attacking Hardy before the Survivor Series; moments later, as Triple H walked in the door, Hardy jumped him with the two fighting until referees broke it up and pulled them out of the office; Vickie then announced that Triple H would face Hardy the following week; included the same backstage segment with Triple & Shawn Michaels from Raw in which they plugged the Elimination Chamber playset, with Michaels losing it out of anxiety of having to put all 40 pieces together after only two hours sleep Christmas Eve; featured an in-ring segment of the Great Khali's Kiss Cam, with Runjin Singh, in which Eve later came out dressed as Santa's Helper and kissed Khali under the mistletoe:
WWE World Champion Edge (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Sho Funaki in a non-title match with the spear at 1:40; after the bout, Vickie said it was only fair if Triple H and Jeff Hardy wrestled later in the show since Edge had to wrestle as well; she then said Triple H & Hardy would compete in a tag team gauntlet match where the match would continue until they lose
Maria pinned WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool in a non-title match with a roll up at 3:18 after avoiding a kick to the head; after the commercial break, Maria celebrated backstage with the Bella twins, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon until Michelle came up behind her, kicked her in the mid-section, and said Maria got what she deserved
Hurricane Helms pinned MVP at 3:51 following a Shining Wizard; prior to the bout, MVP cut an in-ring promo regarding him having to pay back his incentive package and no longer having his expensive introduction (Helms' in-ring return)
Triple H & Jeff Hardy defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder at 1:17 when Triple H pinned Hawkins after Hardy attempted to hit the Swanton on his partner but hit Hawkins instead, moments after Triple H dropped Hawkins with the Pedigree
John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Triple H & Jeff Hardy via count-out at around the 9-minute mark when Triple H and Hardy began brawling on the floor; after the contest, Triple H knocked Hardy into the front row until both men were held back by officials (the bout began during the commercial break)
ECW World Champion Matt Hardy defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via disqualification in a non-title match at 3:12 when Vladimir Kozlov interfered, attacked Hardy, and trapped him in the ring ropes until several referees forced him out of the ring
The Undertaker defeated the Big Show in a steel cage match via submission with the Hell's Gate at 16:14 (The Undertaker's Most Dangerous Matches)

12/9/08; Bridgeport, CT; Harbor Yard Arena
12/13/08 - included an opening segment in which Triple H and Jeff Hardy brawled in the aisle until Vickie Guerrero, with Chavo Guerrero Jr., called for referees to break up the fight; during the segment, Vickie was accidentally knocked to the ground before she told the two to save it for the main event; Triple H and Hardy then landed several more shots on each other until they were escorted backstage; featured an ad for "The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane;" included a video package recapping the Slammys, which was interrupted by an unknown man who cut a promo; featured a backstage segment in which The Brian Kendrick began hitting on the Bella Twins until WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon interrupted; Ezikial Jackson then appeared, with he and Kendrick then walking off; included an ad for MyNetworkTV's "WrestleMania Spectacular" the following Thursday; featured a backstage promo by Triple H & Shawn Michaels in which they advertised their DX holiday merchandise, including their sweatshirt and stuffed bears; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; featured ECW World Champion Matt Hardy as a guest of "The Cutting Edge" in which Edge offered up such names as John Morrison & Mike Mizanin, the Undertaker, and Triple H as men who had motive to take Jeff out at Survivor Series; moments later, Edge claimed no one cared about Matt in comparison to Jeff; Matt then punched Edge off his stool but was then laid out by Vladimir Kozlov; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with Triple H in which he claimed if he was responsible for jumping Jeff then Jeff wouldn't still be wrestling; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Kozlov regarding his upcoming match with Matt, during which he said Matt wasn't competition and he would turn to the WWE World Champion when he was done with Hardy; included an ad for "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia":
R Truth pinned MVP at 3:44 with a roll up; after the bout, MVP cut an in-ring promo upset over his failures but said he was still better than and had more money than the fans; moments later, Ken Kennedy appeared, told MVP he should be in the holiday spirit, and cut a promo on his movie, "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia"
The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikial Jackson) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Primo Colon (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Carlito) at 7:31 with a kick to the face and inside cradle after Primo became distracted by Jackson throwing Carlito into the ringpost
Hurricane Helms pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 4:48 with a crossbody off the top after knocking Benjamin off the top; after the bout, Tazz conducted an in-ring interview with Helms regarding his return, during which Helms said he wanted the US title
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder in a handicap match at 1:20 by pinning both men with one boot after hitting the tree slam on Hawkins onto Ryder
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse & Natalya Neidhart at 4:49 when Natalya was pinned after one of the Bellas dropkicked her partner onto Natalya behind the referee's back
Triple H fought Jeff Hardy to a no contest at 16:49 when WWE World Champion Edge interfered and laid out both men with spears to close the broadcast

12/16/08; Baltimore, MD; 1st Mariner Arena
12/19/08 - featured an opening backstage promo by WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy, following clips of him winning the title at Armageddon, in which he said "Here I come;" included an in-ring promo by Hardy, accompanied by fireworks and confetti, in which he commented on his title win after a decade in the company; moments later, Edge appeared and claimed Hardy got lucky while it was hard luck that got Edge to the title; after Hardy said Edge was a liar, Edge claimed he had nothing to do with jumping Jeff before Survivor Series because he was already better than him and had always been a better performer; Edge then said he would be facing ECW World Champion Matt Hardy later in the show and that Jeff would face Vladimir Kozlov; after Edge said Jeff would always be the screw up, Jeff dropped Edge with the Twist of Fate; featured a backstage segment with Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Vickie Guerrero in which Vickie knocked a cup of coffee out of Chavo's hands after claiming the coffee he made for her wasn't hot; moments later, Edge came in and said he wanted to hurt Jeff later in the night; included a backstage segment in which Shawn Michaels & Triple H tried to sell more DX merchandise, including clothing, toys, video games, and the new "History of the Intercontinental Championship" DVD and the Summer Slam anthology set; the two chopped each other throughout the segment and eventually brawled and choked each other as the segment ended; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Matt Hardy regarding Jeff winning the world title and facing Edge later in the show; included ads for the following day's "Tribute to the Troops" special on NBC; featured a backstage segment with MVP and Ken Kennedy in which Kennedy told MVP to keep his chin up before plugging his upcoming film, "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia;" included an ad for "Edge: A Decade of Decadence;" featured the announcement that Batista sustained a severe concussion Monday during Raw and would be out for an unknown period of time; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, regarding kissing Mae Young at Armageddon, with Singh saying Khali found his soulmate in Mae:
Hurricane Helms & R Truth defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin & MVP at 5:41 when Helms pinned Benjamin with a modified Unprettier, moments after MVP accidentally kicked his partner when Helms moved out of the way; prior to the bout, it was announced Helms would face Benjamin the following week in a title match
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison (w/ WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Mike Mizanin) pinned Festus (w/ Jesse) with the Moonlight Drive at 2:42 after Jesse, in possession of the ring bell, tried to hit Mizanin with the weapon on the floor but hit the ringpost, ringing in the process, and turning Festus into a comatose state; prior to the bout, still photos were shown of Morrison & Mizanin winning the titles the previous Saturday in Hamilton, Ontario
Edge pinned ECW World Champion Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 15:12 with the spear after sending Hardy shoulder-first into the ringpost
Ezikial Jackson (w/ The Brian Kendrick) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Carlito (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Primo Colon) at 3:31 with a uranage after clubbing Carlito in the back as he attempted a springboard back elbow
Maryse pinned Maria with the DDT at 3:38 after Maria injured her ankle while coming off the middle turnbuckle; stipulations stated the winner would receive a title shot against WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool; McCool sat ringside for the contest; after the match, Maryse and McCool had a confrontation on the floor, with McCool slapping Maryse's hand away from the title belt when she went to touch it
WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy defeated Vladimir Kozlov via disqualification in a non-title match at 9:45 when Edge interfered after the champion hit the Whisper in the Wind; after the contest, Kozlov held Jeff as Edge landed several blows; moments later, Triple H was shown on the big screen as Edge grabbed a steel chair, anticipating Triple H coming out for the save; moments later, Triple H appeared, dropped Edge with the Pedigree, and then brawled with Kozlov at ringside until chasing him backstage with the sledgehammer; Hardy then hit Edge with the Swanton

12/22/08; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Center
12/26/08 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he showed footage from Armageddon in which Vladimir Kozlov interfered in Triple H's match against Edge and Jeff Hardy, with Triple H then saying Kozlov would have to pay a price and he would use the sledgehammer to collect; footage was then shown from the previous week of Triple H running Kozlov backstage with the weapon, with Triple H then calling Kozlov out then and there; Chavo Guerrero Jr. appeared instead, with Chavo saying Vickie Guerrero wasn't happy with Triple H interfering in the previous week's match and if he did interfere again he wouldn't be part of the Royal Rumble or compete for the WWE World Title; Triple H then said Vickie apparently was too fat to come out herself and then said Chavo had fallen from being a Guerrero and a warrior to being a gopher boy; Chavo then approached the ring but backed off with Triple H picked up the sledgehammer; Vickie then came out and said she wasn't going to let Triple H insult Chavo or the Guerrero name and said Chavo would face Triple H then and there, leading into the opening match; included vignettes promoting the debut of Kizarny the following week; featured a video package highlighting Jeff Hardy's WWE World Title win at Armageddon; included a promo by Hardy, in face paint, regarding his title win, Vickie Guerrero, and facing the Big Show later in the show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more viewers watched the previous week's Smackdown! than both NBA games on ESPN combined; included highlights from the recent tour of Iraq, set to Needtobreathe's "Shine On;" featured a backstage segment with Edge and Vickie in which Edge said Hardy as champion was a disgrace, with Show then walking in and telling Edge his relationship with Vickie was strictly business in Edge's absence; Show then said he would take out Jeff permanently but wanted a title shot for his efforts, with Vickie agreeing; Edge protested but Vickie agreed; included a backstage segment with WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool and Maria talked about their four-year friendship and agreed their disagrements were behind them, with Michelle advising Maria not to screw up her role as guest referee in Michelle's title defense against Maryse; featured an ad for "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia;" included a vignette promoting the return of Umaga; featured an ad for "Edge: A Decade of Decadence;" included a backstage segment with Edge and Show in which Edge wished Show good luck in his match against Hardy, with Show saying Edge was "full of Canadian crap" and didn't believe him and said he would do to Hardy what Edge couldn't; before walking away, Show asked Edge how his marriage was going; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE broadcasts in 28 languages in more than 145 nations:
Triple H pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Pedigree at 2:22; Vickie Guerrero stood at the entrance stage for the duration of the contest; after the bout, Triple H struck Chavo in the chest with the sledgehammer and then looked toward Vickie
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned Hurricane Helms at 11:02 with a kick to the head and the Paydirt; prior to the bout, Benjamin cut an in-ring promo on the length of his title reign
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Carlito (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Primo Colon, Brie & Nikki Bella) pinned The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikiel Jackson) at 2:18 with the Back Stabber after avoiding The Kendrick
Maryse pinned WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool to win the title at 4:36 with a kick to the back of the head as the champion argued with guest referee Maria; Maryse received a mixed reaction during her entrance but the title change drew loud applause; after the contest, Maria helped Michelle to her feet, with the two hugging until Michelle attacked Maria from behind, repeatedly rammed her head into the mat, and kicked her in the ribs; moments later, Michelle threw Maria to the floor and eventually threw her into the ringpost
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned MVP with the tree slam at 2:38; after the bout, Ken Kennedy appeared at the entrance stage and asked ring announcer Justin Roberts to toss MVP a mic so he could talk about the match; because MVP was still knocked out, Kennedy did his own impression to get across what MVP would say, during which he plugged "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia;" MVP eventually came to his senses but then fell back down before he could speak
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 1:00 with a uranagi after headubtting Yang as he came off the top; after the bout, Kozlov grabbed the mic and said what he did to Yang was an example of what Kozlov would do in the Royal Rumble and that he would win the Rumble and win the world title at WrestleMania
WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy defeated the Big Show via count-out in a non-title match at 10:59 after the two began fighting on the floor; prior to the match, Edge and Vickie Guerrero were shown watching backstage, with Vickie saying if Show won then he would face Edge the following week, with the winner receiving a title match with Hardy; after the bout, ECW World Champion Matt Hardy came out on the entrance stage to celebrate with Jeff; moments later, Edge and Vickie were shown backstage, with Vickie saying Edge & Show would face the Hardys the following week

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