July 27, 2000
-Pac challenged Steve Blackman for the Hardcore Championship as SmackDown! kicked off from San Antonio, Texas. As X-Pacs partner, the Road Dogg, did commentary at ringside, X-Pac and the Lethal Weapon tore into each other with belts, trash cans and kendo sticks. In the end, it was a brutal kendo stick shot to the head that secured the win for Blackman. After the match, Road Dogg and X-Pac brutally beat down the Hardcore Champion.
After having some words with The Rock backstage, Commissioner Mick Foley got in the ring, and he wasnt a happy man. He said that Rock wanted revenge on Big Show, Angle, Shane and Benoit after Shane duped all of us on RAW. To level the playing field, Foley made a match between Rock and Angle for SmackDown! He also made a mixed tag match pitting Trish Stratus and Triple H against Lita and Chris Jericho, and a six-man table match with the Dudleys and Kane facing Edge, Christian and the Big Show!
The Big Show and Shane then came to the ring to confront the commish. Shane told Foley that he would always be a couple of steps ahead of him, because of his McMahon master manipulation. Big Show then explained why he got back together with Shane. According to the Show, when he was in the hospital recuperating from his knee surgery, he looked in the mirror and realized that he was a joke and a failure for trying to make the fans laugh. He said that Shane and Angle tried to help him realize that, but he didnt listen. But now he realized it, and proclaimed, I am the biggest, nastiest bastard to ever step foot in the WWF and I am damn proud of it!
Backstage, Stephanie and Triple H entered their locker room to find more roses. It turned out that they were from Triple H to his wife, and the couple embraced.
The Hardy Boyz defeated Lo Down when Jeff Hardy scored with a Swanton Bomb onto Chaz. But after the match, Chaz and DLo brutally attacked the Hardy Boyz.
Back in their locker room, Triple H complained to Stephanie about having Trish as a partner, saying that none of the women in the Federation could wrestle. Stephanie snapped at him, saying that she had been around wrestling her whole life. Mrs. Game then barged out of the locker room as Triple H tried to apologize.
After fighting Rikishi at Fully Loaded and Scotty 2 Hotty on RAW, Tazz faced off with Grand Master Sexay on SmackDown! The orange-and-black attack managed to secure the Tazzmission on Grand Master, but Scotty interfered and got Sexay disqualified. After the match, Too Cool scored a measure of revenge, as Grand Master nailed the Hip Hop Drop and Scotty hit the Worm!
Backstage, Trish asked Triple H to teach her some wrestling moves. As he was showing her the proper way to counter a hammerlock, Stephanie entered the dressing room to find her husband and Trish in a compromising position! Unaware that the Game was simply giving a wrestling lesson, Stephanie went balistic and again barged out of the dressing room. Triple H blamed Trish for the trouble, and then grabbed his things and left the arena. To hell with Foley, to hell with the match, and to hell with my wife, said Triple H to the Road Dogg as he got into his limo and rode away.
Edge, Christian and the Big Show took on the Dudley Boyz and Kane in a six-man table match next. The Dudleys crushed Edge with a 3-D through a table to pick up the win for their team, but the action wasnt done yet. As Kane prepared to flatten Shane with a chokeslam, the Big Show blindsided the Big Red Machine and threw him through another table!
Steven Richards and Bull Buchanan entered the ring, gloating about their win over the Godfather on Monday night, ridding the Federation of hos. Steven bragged that pimping isnt easy, its history. Shockingly, they then introduced the newest member of their team the Goodfather, who was the Godfather dressed in a shirt and tie! The Goodfather said he was sick of fighting for filth, and told the crowd he was sorry for corrupting so many for so long. The Goodfather then shook hands with Steven and Bull as the crowd watched in disbelief.
Trish Stratus entered Mick Foleys makeshift office in the back and tried to use her womanly charms to get the night off, since Triple H had left the arena. At first it seemed like Foley would go for it, but Mick then snapped at Trish, telling her that if she didnt get in the ring, he would sue her for sexual harrassment! Mick then assigned her a new tag team partner Chris Benoit!
In his first defense of the European Championship, Perry Saturn pinned Crash after Terris interference allowed Saturn to score the pin with a small package.
After the brutal attack on the Undertaker on Mondays RAW, Michael Cole announced that the American Bad Ass had suffered severe knee and ligament damage.
The match-up pitting Y2J & Lita against Benoit & Trish was a fast-paced, high-flying affair, with Lita taking to the skies on more than one occasion. In the end, Jericho pinned Benoit after a Lionsault.
Jonathan Coachman interviewed Kurt Angle backstage, who said he couldnt wait to face The Rock. As a result of Angles intensity, The Rock went to Commissioner Foley and demanded that their match be for the Federation Championship!
Kevin Kelly then interviewed Chris Jericho, who ripped on Triple H and Chris Benoit. He said that Benoit couldnt be the best technical wrestler in the world, since Jericho had beaten him, so he was instead the second-best. But since Rock had beaten him at Fully Loaded, he was the third-best. And since Lita had hit a few good moves in their match, he was the fourth-best! That was too much for Benoit. The Wolverine attacked Y2J from behind. He then sprawled Jericho across a doorway and dropped the steel door down onto his already-injured ribs. As Jericho coughed up blood, Benoit continued his assault, cracking Jericho across the skull with a steel chair!
The Rock defended his Federation
Championship against Kurt Angle in the main event on SmackDown!
Midway through the match, Chris Benoit and Shane came to
ringside, and took every opportunity to interfere in the match on
Angles behalf. When Rock locked Angle in the sharpshooter,
Shane distracted the referee, allowing Benoit to again interfere.
The Rock snapped, grabbing a steel chair and walloping both
Benoit and Angle, giving Angle a disqualification win. He then
delivered a spinebuster to Benoit onto the steel rampway. The
show ended with Rock staring down Shane and his nterfere. The
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grabbing a steel chair and walloping both Benoit and , giving
Angle a disqualification win. He then delivered a spinebuster to
. The show ended with Rock staring down -conspirators with enough
intensity to break glass.