January 2, 2003
Anything can happen when couples decide to marry on WWE television. Not only did Al Wilson and Dawn Marie exchange vows to become husband and wife during a special live SmackDown!, but they did so in their underwear!
Although Stephanie McMahon derailed Dawn Marie's plan to get married in the nude, that didn't stop the Diva from stripping down to her white bra and panties. Dawn noted that Stephanie never said anything about Al stripping, so she began removing the clothes from her soon-to-be husband! Al was completely caught of guard, but he didn't stop his blushing bride. The minister completed the ceremony without a hitch, and the happy couple went off on their honeymoon. Before driving away, Dawn and Al promised to videotape the exploits of their honeymoon and show them next week on SmackDown!
Brock Lesnar returned to action for the first time since having his suspension lifted. The former WWE Champion was jumped by Matt Hardy and Shannon Moore early in the evening while confronting Paul Heyman and the Big Show. A torrent of blood streamed from the back of Lesnar's head after taking a shot from Matt Hardy, but Version 1 would get paid back later on when Brock defeated him in singles action.
Tune in to SmackDown! next Thursday to find out which SmackDown! Superstars will be competing in this year's Royal Rumble Match!
John Cena def. Rikishi
Bill DeMott def. Chuck Palumbo
Billy Kidman def. Eddie Guerrero
Edge & Chris Benoit def. Sheldon Benjamin & Charlie Haas
Brock Lesnar def. Matt Hardy