Date: 21st April 2005
Venue: Madison Square Garden
SmackDown! got underway with JBL and Kurt
Angle sitting beside Michael Cole and Tazz, doing commentary during the
match between Big Show and Booker T. Kurt and JBL were bickering all the
way, but then decided to interfere in the match towards the end. They
attacked both men to cause a double disqualification, which meant that
it would be just Kurt Angle and JBL the following week. unfortunately
for them, Theodore Long, General Manager of SmackDown! made his way to
the ring and announced that next week, as a result of JBL's and Angle's
doings, the fans would see a Fatal Four Way Number 1 Contender's Match
pitting JBL, Angle, Big Show and Booker T against each other. As for
tonight, a Tag match was booked, pitting Booker and Show against JBL and
Carlito's Cabana was on, and Carlito
did the usual taunting of the fans.
He spoke about how he had an apple and would spit in everybody's faces,
because New Yorkers were not cool, and he noticed how the kids in NY
would never grow up to be cool. He also said that New Yorkers should
keep their cool, and play it cool. Eddie, the Cabana guest, was
introduced. Eddie called out Rey Mysterio and apologized for how he had
been so engrossed with getting back the WWE Championship which he lost
ayear ago. Eddie said that from now on, he was going to concentrate on
what he had, that was family and the Tag titles...and Eddie saw Rey as
family. Suddenly, MNM were on screen, and they challenged Eddie and Rey
to a Tag team championship match. When called out, they refused to get
to the ring, and as the camera zoomed out, Eddie realized that MNM were
in his low-rider...and then the duo started to mock Eddie by spray
painting it. During the break, Eddie and Rey ran backstage to find the
damaged low rider. Eddie promised that MNM would pay.
made his match dubut by pitting against a jobber, who was squashed and
then pinned by the aggressive Morgan. Backstage, Orlando told the
Bashams that Cena needed to be softened up before his match, and that
after Jordan's match...he had another job for the Bashams. One of the
Bashams eventually said that he was getting pretty sick of this.
John Heidenreich was out in the ring and said that during his past few
days in NY, he'd made a lot more friends, and one of them was the
Brooklyn Brawler. The Brawler made his way out, but looked displeased
with Heidenreich. Brawler said that Heidenreich's poems stunk, the way
the NY yankees choked to the Boston Red Sox stunk, and the whole
stinking city was embarrassing. Brawler then changed his NY jersey into
a Boston jersey plus the cap, and said that from now on, he wanted to be
called the Boston Brawler. Heidenreich said that if Brawler wasn't a
freind of the New Yorkers, then he was no friend of Heidenreich's.
Brawler was then slammed with a Sideslam, and was called a traitor.
Towards the end of Eddie's and Rey's Tag Team Championship defence,
Towards the end of the match, Rey had
set up Mercury for a 619, but Melina interfered. Eddie Guerrero went to
chase off Melina, who then jumped on Eddie, which left Nitro to attack a
wide open Rey from behind and set up the elevated DDT by MNM for the pin
on Rey. After the match, Eddie got bitter and gave Rey a hard shove,
pushing him to the mat. A disgusted Rey stood up and returned the favor.
The main event was John Cena taking on Orlando Jordan. The match went
pretty well until the Bashams got in the middle of it. Despite the
interference, Cena was able to kick out of Orlando's pin. Cena was able
to recuperate and deliver a devastating FU to Orlando Jordan, thereby
allowing himself to secure the pin. Cena then got out of the ring,
celebrating, while lifting a young kid on his shoulders, as the show
went off air.
Matt Morgan defeated 'jobber'
Big Show & Booker T ended with a double DQ
MNM defeated Rey Mysterio & Eddie Gurrero to become NEW Tag Team
Booker T & Big Show defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Kurt Angle
John Cena defeated Orlando Jordan