WWE SMACKDOWN! TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
October 1 - 20, 2002

- Quarter-Finals

Phoenix, AZ
America West Arena
October 8, 2002
Smackdown!:
Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Tajiri & WWE Smackdown! World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) (sub. for Jamie Knoble) at 7:20 when Edge pinned Tajiri following the 619 and spear after Tajiri accidentally kicked his own partner; after the match, the Undertaker made the save for the other three competitors by holding off Lesnar

Lafayette, LA
October 1, 2002
Smackdown!:
Farooq & D-Von Dudley defeated Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo when D-Von pinned Gunn following a spinebuster from Farooq

Phoenix, AZ
America West Arena
October 8, 2002
Smackdown!:
Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated Billy Kidman & John Cena at 7:50 when Kidman submitted to Benoit's Crippler Crossface, moments after Angle had the ankle lock applied until Cena made the save

Lafayette, LA
October 1, 2002
Smackdown!:
Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Rikishi & Mark Henry when Henry submitted to Eddie's El Passo Lasso after Chavo used a steel chair on Henry's leg

- Semi-Finals

Toronto, Ontario
Air Canada Centre
October 15, 2002
Smackdown!:
Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Ron Simmons & D-Von Dudley at 4:37 when Edge pinned Simmons with the DDT; after the match, the Guerreros attacked Mysterio and Edge

Toronto, Ontario
Air Canada Centre
October 15, 2002
Smackdown!:
Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 10:45 when Angle pinned Eddie with the Olympic Slam after Benoit hit both opponents with a steel chair

- Finals

No Mercy 02
Little Rock, AR
October 20, 2002
Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit defeated Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. at 22:03 when Angle reversed Edge's ankle lock and applied his own, forcing Edge to tap out; named Wrestling Observer's and Pro Wrestling Torch's Match of the Year

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