Smackdown – January 23, 2003: And That’s Why He’s Champion

Smackdown Date: January 23, 2003 Location: Pepsi Arena, Albany, New York Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past the Royal Rumble and it’s all hands on deck towards Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle for the World Title. Lesnar won the Royal Rumble and Angle successfully defended his title in a masterpiece against Chris Benoit, leaving the […]

Royal Rumble 2003 (2017 Redo): Was I In A Bad Mood Last Time?

Royal Rumble 2003 Date: January 19, 2003 Location: Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 15,338 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is a really odd entry in the series as the namesake match is being treated as secondary to almost everything else. Really, coming into this show, there’s a good argument to be […]

Smackdown – January 16, 2003: Can We Lose The Grieving Widow?

Smackdown Date: January 16, 2003 Location: Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re at the go home show for the Royal Rumble and you wouldn’t really know based on the TV they’ve been building towards it. The Rumble itself has taken a huge backseat to almost everything else, including tonight […]

Smackdown – January 9, 2003: The One With The Dead Guy

Smackdown Date: January 9, 2003 Location: Tuscon Convention Center, Tuscon, Arizona Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re getting closer to the Royal Rumble and tonight we’ll be finding out the fifteen Smackdown names in the match. Other than that though, we’re still building to Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle for Angle’s Smackdown World Title. It’s hard […]

Smackdown – January 2, 2003: I Long For Uncle Elmer

Smackdown Date: January 2, 2003 Location: Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s time for a new year with a special live show. The big deal tonight is the wedding between Al Wilson and Dawn Marie, which should hopefully be a big step towards finally ending this stupid storyline. The thing won’t […]

Smackdown – December 26, 2002: He’s Got Guys

Smackdown Date: December 26, 2002 Location: Tulsa Convention Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the final show of the year as we’re getting ready to start the build towards the Royal Rumble. We also have Brock Lesnar vs. Paul Heyman/Big Show/Kurt Angle in a feud that is likely to lead to a major […]

Smackdown – December 19, 2002: They’re Better Than This

Smackdown Date: December 19, 2002 Location: St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past the last pay per view of the year and that means we only have two Smackdowns left. The big story on the Smackdown side is Kurt Angle becoming the new Smackdown World Champion, having defeated Big Show […]

Armageddon 2002: Nine H’s and a Not So Secret Video

Armageddon 2002 Date: December 15, 2002 Location: National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, Florida Attendance: 9,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler In case you didn’t get this from the Raw’s leading up to this show, this is ALL about HHH vs. Shawn Michaels. It’s so much about them that we’re seeing them fight […]

Smackdown – December 12, 2002: It’s Like NXT But Not

Smackdown Date: December 12, 2002 Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the final stop before the final pay per view of the year and there are two major stories at the moment. First up we have Kurt Angle becoming the new #1 contender to Big Show’s Smackdown World Title, meaning the […]

Smackdown – December 5, 2002: One Of My Favorite Matches

Smackdown Date: December 5, 2002 Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re getting close to the end of the year and thankfully there are no turkeys involved this week. However there’s still Big Show, who can indeed be put in the F5 and chokeslams people through tables. Hopefully we get to […]