Three days before my birthday, I headed down to the Corral to watch Smackdown's house show. The show started at 1:30, and was about half-full.
-Theodore Long came out and introed the show, including JBL/Angle/Guerrero for the WWE Title as our main event.
The FBI def. The Basham Brothers -Decent match. Nunzio played face-in-peril, but Stamboli cleaned house and pinned one of the Bashams after a cool backbreaker/legdrop combo.
Heidenreich def. Funaki: -Squash. I got shirts and a pretzel. When I got back, Heidenreich was still stalking around.
Billy Kidman def. Paul London: -Kidman came out and whined about London being a bad partner, London came out and bitched at Kidman for walking out...and Theodore Long announced they'd fight right now. -Kidman played the heel and got the win after a roll-up with a handful of tights. Good chemistry between these guys.
Luther Reigns def. Charlie Haas [w/Miss Jackie]: -Not bad, not great. Reigns used the ropes on a roll-up to get the pin.
Scotty 2 Hotty def. Mark Jindrak: -Jindrak got two by reversing a sunset flip, but then Scotty reversed it again and got the pin. Jindrak destroyed him afterwards.
Cruiserweight Title: Spike Dudley def. Rey Mysterio: -Energetic match. Dudley used the ropes to get the pin.
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Torrie Wilson def. Dawn Marie: -Standard Diva fare.
WWE Tag Team Title: Rene Dupree & Kenzo Suzuki [w/Hiroko] def. Hardcore Holly & Rob Van Dam: -Too much stalling. Hardcore got salt thrown in his eyes by Hiroki and Suzuki pinned him to retain.
WWE Title: John Layfield [w/Orlando Jordan] def. Kurt Angle and Eddie Guerrero [w/Lowrider]: -JBL Cheat Heat: Bret Hart. -Fun, but too much "2 at a time" fighting. Angle & Eddie had a nice segment where Eddie taught Angle how to cheat...and then Angle used cheating on Eddie. Angle got Eddie in the Anklelock, then JBL nailed him with the Clothesline from Hell for the pin. Afterwards Eddie cleaned house to send the crowd home happy.
After checking on Rajah.com, this was EXACTLY THE SAME CARD as in Edmonton. Fun show, though.
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One interesting aspect is that the match will be against Rob Conway, Nick's old nemesis/tag-team partner in OVW. If I remember correctly it was Nick that suggested Rob give pro-wrestling a shot in the first place, so they know each other well.