Due to Taboo Tuesday, they taped Smackdown TONIGHT for broadcast Thursday. Here's the results from ProWrestlingNews.com, and rewritten by me.
-Torrie Wilson opens the show by introducing the US Champion Carlito Caribbean Cool. He hits on her and she's having none of it, so he spits apple in her face. -MATCH: Carlito Caribbean Cool def. Rico [Title or Non? I don't know!] -Backstage, Teddy Long convinced Booker T to team with RVD & Rey Mysterio against JBL, Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree. -Video package on Billy Kidman's Shooting Star Press aired -Chavo Guerrero made his illustrious return, thanking the fans for their support. Billy Kidman came out, told Chavo it was an accident, and then blamed the fans. A tussel erupted and Chavo clotheslined Kidman from the ring, as he's a face now. -Meanwhile, Paul Heyman found out that Heidenreich must be led to and from the ring in a straightjacket so he doesn't attack fans. -MATCH: Heidenreich def. Shannon Moore. After the match, the straightjacket got put back on and Heidenreich demanded to face the Undertaker. Undertaker came down and beat up Heidenreich & Heyman. Unsure if that'll air, but possibly. -Meanwhile, Torrie Wilson was upset that Carlito spit apple at her. Teddy Long calmed her down and found Carlito, demanding to know where he was when John Cena got beat up in that after-hours club. Carlito denied it, and said he's not saying anything until he speaks to his lawyer. -Elsewhere, Orlando Jordan talked to Booker T, saying JBL wanted to talk to him before their match. -MATCH: Mark Jindrak def. Eddie Guerrero. Kurt Angle & Luther Reigns interfered, leading to Eddie frog-splashing the ring bell and Jindrak pinning him. -Meanwhile, there's TENSION between RVD & Rey and their reluctant partner Booker T. -Meanwhile (2), there's TENSION between Booker T & JBL. -MATCH: Booker T, RVD & Rey Mysterio def. JBL, Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree. Booker T acted heelish, then ended up getting the hot tag and pinning JBL after the Ax Kick.
I guess Booker's a face now. Vague Survivor Series matches look to be JBL/Booker, Carlito/Cena, Taker/Heidenreich, RVD/Mysterio v. Suzuki/Dupree, and probably some combination of Angle/Reigns/Jindrak vs. Eddie/Big Show.
I know some people thought Smackdown was improving and the better show, but I can not agree. Just seeing Jericho and Benoit do ANYTHING has been better than the crap on Smackdown. HOwever, the past two weeks have looked more promising. Last week's show wasn't all that great in my opinion but Rey winning the battle royal was a good thing. NOw Rey is the number one contender for the US title and I think it's about time he gets a singles title other than the cruiser title. That coupled with the possibility of Booker getting a World Title shot and HOPEFULLY being the one who knocks off JBL is enough for me to look past all the Heidenreich and Suzuki/Dupree crap. Chavo and Kidman can have a good program, these two should probably be feuding for the cruiser title too. I know they don't need the cruiser title since they have another reason to wrestle, but they just need the title off of Spike. Also face Chavo means possibility of Los Guerreros return after he's doen with Kidman. Who better to help out Eddie against Kurt/Jindrak/Reigns.
Unfortunately RVD has even less to do if his random tag team pairing with Rey goes away, and Haas gets taken down by Kidman? Booo! If they could do something with RVD and Haas, either teaming or against each other than I could definitely start enjoying this show again.
I think it depends on the contract...if you're on a bottom end contract and you get on PPV in some format you're in line for more of an appearance bonus than someone on a heavy guarantee contract (ie. Goldberg) that has the same minimal role.