Smackdown – April 17, 2003: The Old (Really Old) Smackeroo

Smackdown Date: April 17, 2003 Location: Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Virginia Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s tournament night as we have the finals to crown a new #1 contender. John Cena will be facing Chris Benoit, which is pretty much the best final they could have gone for. Cena should be the favorite after having spent […]

Smackdown – April 10, 2003: The Old Men Program

Smackdown Date: April 10, 2003 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s tournament time and that means some bigger matches tonight. The tournament seems to be John Cena’s to win, especially with the FBI around to mess with Undertaker. Why he’s stuck with the FBI isn’t clear, but it’s also not clear […]

Smackdown – October 24, 2002: How Do You Like Your Wrestling?

Smackdown Date: October 24, 2002 Location: Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee Commentators: Tazz, Michael Cole With No Mercy done (and Undertaker probably still bleeding), it’s time to start the road towards Survivor Series in about a month. The real buzz is about the Tag Team Titles though after Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle became the inaugural champions […]

Smackdown – September 19, 2002: They’re the Faces?

Smackdown Date: September 19, 2002 Location: World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the go home show for Unforgiven and that means we’ll be getting some more of Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar. At the same time though, you can really see the Smackdown Six being built up before our eyes and that’s […]

Smackdown – September 5, 2002: The Holly Show

Smackdown Date: September 5, 2002 Location: Resch Center Arena, Green Bay, Wisconsin Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s hard to say what to expect here but hopefully it’s another rocking tag match with some talented people getting to show what they can do instead of jobbing to Undertaker after a former World Champion’s finisher doesn’t have […]

Smackdown – July 18, 2002: And There It Is

Smackdown Date: July 18, 2002 Location: First Union Arena, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the go home show for Vengeance but the bigger story here is the in ring return of the Rock who will be facing Kurt Angle to warm up for his World Title match on Sunday. Other than that we […]

Smackdown – July 4, 2002 (2016 Redo): America is the Land of Stolen Finishes

Smackdown Date: July 4, 2002 Location: FleetCenter, Boston, Massachusetts Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’ve got a huge holiday show here with Kurt Angle challenging the Undertaker for the World Title a few days after Undertaker defended against Jeff Hardy in a ladder match. Other than that Smackdown has become the breeding ground for the new […]

Smackdown – June 7, 2002: That Might Be A Record

Smackdown Date: June 6, 2002 Location: Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Attendance: 6,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re two and a half weeks away from King of the Ring and it looks like we’re coming up on Hulk Hogan vs. Kurt Angle and HHH challenging the Undertaker for the WWE World Title. Neither of […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 2000: How Did HHH Survive That?

Survivor Series 2000 Date: November 19, 2000 Location: Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida Attendance: 18,602 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler The other major story for this show is the Undertaker, who is now a biker instead of dead and possibly the devil himself. He returned in June and is already back in the title hunt with […]

Smackdown – May 30, 2002: Brutality, Bald Men, and a Strange Edit

Smackdown Date: May 30, 2002 Location: Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re still in Canada and maybe we can find the next challenger to Undertaker for the WWE World Title. As much fun as it was to see him make Tommy Dreamer drink tobacco juice and then beat him up, I could […]