Anyway, given that I've seen this story talked about elsewhere (with dubious sources), I'll just point to the Holly/Gunn match in question being left off Smackdown as saying all that needs to be said. If there was politicing involved getting them a Smackdown match as opposed to RVD in Vince's absence, Vince flexed his muscle when preparing the show for TV and had them left off anyway. Kudos to Vince?
If all these wrestlers were in their prime, who would win? -Andre the Giant against the Big Slow, oops I mean Big Show? -Ted DiBiase against Shane Douglas? -The Ultimate Warrior against Goldberg? -Brett Hart against Kurt Angle?