October 28, 2004
WE HAVE A MATCH
Oct. 28, 2004
Before Thursday night’s SmackDown!, Booker T was little more than a slight annoyance to WWE Champion JBL.
But before the main event in Omaha, Neb., was over, Booker T suddenly became a much bigger problem.
With a spot opposite JBL at Survivor Series on the line, Booker T defeated JBL Chief of Staff Orlando Jordan. After announcing that Booker T isn’t “in his league” as a singles competitor, JBL will get a chance to prove it Nov. 14 in Cleveland with the WWE Championship on the line.
Meanwhile, the seven remaining finalists for the $1,000,000 Tough Enough got a rude introduction to the business during their first night on the job.
Each contestant was allotted 20 seconds to call out the Big Show, who moments earlier had kicked the rookies out of the main lockerroom. Show then came out to meet them face-to-face in the center of the ring.
Each one earned a body slam for their trouble, including an extra elbow and knee to the chest for two of the competitors.
Paul Heyman’s quest to find the Undertaker turned out to be both successful and terrifying all at once.
The manager of unstable Superstar Heidenreich found Undertaker at an undisclosed and dark location. Heyman even managed to get his signature on a contract to face his client at Survivor Series.
But before he could escape, The Phenom put his hand around Heyman’s neck and promised that Survivor Series wouldn’t be hosting a match as much as it would be the site of an execution.
Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio had another exciting match that eventually turned into a mess as Luther Reigns, Mark Jindrak, Rob Van Dam and Eddie Guerrero all ended up interfering after the referee momentarily went down.
Guerrero would get in the last word with a Frog Splash on Angle, costing him the match.
SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long then met with all six Superstars back stage and announced that he was sick and tired of all the interference lately. As a result, Survivor Series will have some old school flavor with a 4-on-4 elimination tag team match:
Guerrero, Mysterio, RVD and partner of choice vs. Angle, Reigns, Jindrak and partner of choice.
Well, it didn’t take long for Latino Heat to enlist Big Show as his giant fourth.
Angle then had a meeting with Spike Dudley later on in the program. The Dudley boss promised to help eliminate Angle’s 7-foot problem if, in turn, one of the Dudleys was selected to join Angle’s team.
Torrie Wilson and Dawn Marie had a Halloween Costume Contest, but before the fans could declare a winner, Miss Jackie stormed the ring and attacked Dawn for her latest steamy speech about fiancée Charlie Haas.
United States Champion Carlito Caribbean Cool maintained he had nothing to do with the incident in Boston involving John Cena. Carlito said he left the nightclub as soon as Cena arrived.
Michael Cole announced Cena is making progress and his kidney would be saved.
Also, in his first match back, Chavo Guerrero defeated Nunzio and also managed to avoid a Shooting Star Press from the reckless Billy Kidman, who was doing commentary during the match.
Chavo Guerrero defeats Nunzio
Rey Mysterio def. Kurt Angle
Booker T def. Orlando Jordan