July 13, 2000
With just 10 days to go until Fully Loaded, Too Cool and Rikishi took on T&A and Intercontinental Champion Val Venis in six-man tag team action as SmackDown! kicked off from the Arena in Oakland, Calif. During the match, Lita came down to attack Trish. As T&A came to help their sultry manager, the Hardy Boyz came to ringside to take T&A out of the match. That left Val easy prey for a sit-down splash and a pinfall at the hands (and butt) of Rikishi. The Hardys soon chased off T&A, and Too Cool, the Hardys, Rikishi and Lita all danced in celebration!
Triple H carried his sledgehammer over his shoulder and a smile on his face as he and his wife, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, came to the ring. Triple H bragged about bloodying Chris Jericho on RAW, and said he would do the same thing later that night in his no-DQ match with the Undertaker.
Backstage, Road Dogg said something to Lita which caused her to slap him. The Hardys then attacked DX, leading to a match. The Hardys seemed poised to win after a Twist of Fate and a Swanton Bomb on X-Pac, but Road Dogg broke up the pinfall. Trish then came down with T&A to attack Lita, distracting the ref and allowing Road Dogg to push Jeff Hardy off the top rope into an X-Factor! DX then picked up the 1-2-3.
Dean Malenko was accompanied to the ring by two lovely ladies. His opponent, Al Snow, poked fun at the Light Heavyweight Champion by bringing two blow-up dolls to ringside! During the match, Steven Richards came to ringside and brought both blow-up dolls and both ladies back to the locker room. After Malenko won the match by reversing a superplex into a pinning combination, the self-proclaimed censor of the World Wrestling Federation chided both Snow and Malenko, and said that his actions were for your own good!
After his brutal attacks on Chyna in recent weeks, Chris Benoit was forced to take on Eddie Guerrero and Chyna in Handicap action. Shane McMahons interference allowed Benoit to lock Eddie in the Crossface. Eddie got to the ropes, but Benoit refused to break the hold, leading to a disqualification. Mad about the decision, Chris then applied the hold to senior referee Earl Hebner! The Rock ran to the ring to break up the melee, and fought off Shane, Benoit and Edge & Christian, who had come to ringside to attack him.
In a backstage interview, The Rock said that he would put his Federation Championship on the line against Benoit at Fully Loaded, since the Wolverine had made things so personal. Benoit suddenly attacked The Rock, and locked him in the Crossface as Shane McMahon taunted the Peoples Champion.
Claiming he had suffered a back injury as a result of the Rock Bottom he took earlier in the night, Edge backed out of his and Christians tag title match against the Acolytes, leaving Christian to take on Faarooq in singles action. Although Edge tried to interfere, Faarooqs sheer power was too much for Christian to handle, and the former All-American picked up the win. After the match, the champions attacked Faarooq with the ring bell.
Kurt Angle was a nervous wreck prior to his match with Kane, and when he saw Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley in the hallway, he said he needed a hug. As he hugged her, Triple H emerged from a nearby locker room and saw what was going on. Angle quickly scampered away, and when Triple H asked his wife what had happened, she said that Angle had forced himself on her. An enraged Triple H then attacked Angle during his match with Kane, throwing him into the ring steps and leaving him easy prey for a chokeslam win by the Big Red Machine.
In a Hardcore Championship Match, Steve Blackman successfully retained his title by pinning Crash after kicking the Houdini of Hardcore off a chair and through a garbage can!
The Game then took
on the Undertaker in SmackDown!s main event. The Bad Ass
was relentless, and had Triple H poised for a chokeslam when Kurt
Angle came to ringside holding a sledgehammer. Although he was
aiming for Triple H, Angles streak of bad luck continued,
as the Game ducked and he hit the Taker square in the face.
Triple H then picked up the easy pin as SmackDown! went off the