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The Great Thomas

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.32
Judgement Day has come and gone. Hopefully, SmackDown! will go back to not sucking! It's time for The Great Thomas SmackDown! Report!

Eddie Guerrero: That's the best lowrider I've seen yet! He hugs Some Random Woman. He's carrying a bag into the ring. He opens it up and shows that he stole Bradshaw's blood-stained hat. He proceeds to scratch his ass with it. He tells Bradshaw to invest in bandages, since he wants to pin Bradshaw 1-2-3 for the title TONIGHT! He calls out Bradshaw! Bradshaw comes out and declines the offer. He says he won't gamble against a loose cannon. He demands that Eddie hand over the title that Bradshaw "rightfully won." Before Eddie and Bradshaw can come to blows, Mr. Angle comes out and says that Eddie can't make the matches, so he denies Eddie's request for a rematch. However, he makes a match of Bradshaw and the Dudley Boys vs. Eddie, Rob Van Dam, and Rey Mysterio, TONIGHT!

Cheating Death, Stealing Life: The Eddie Guerrero Story: Why isn't this on DVD? C'mon, this is MONEY!

Rico/Haas vs. F.B.I.: Cole wants Haas to walk on the runway, but Haas decides to jog past it instead. Armbars galore! An especially bizarre one by Rico. Rico spanks Nunzio! PONY RIDE! SPINEBUSTER by Stamboli! Dropkick by Nunzio! Rico kisses Nunzio, and Haas his the GERMAN SUPLEX PIN for the win!

Cole and Tazz: A group of girls jump up and down behind them. They no-sell it, and decide to talk about the Chavo/Jacqueline match from Judgement Day.

Locker Room: Los Chavos talk about their upcoming Triple Threat match. the two joke about which Chavo is better.

Kidman vs. Akio: HOLY CRAP! What is Kidman doing back?! Before the two can start, Mordecai comes out! Akio and Kidman jump him, but Mordecai tosses them around like ragdolls. INVERTED JAWBREAKER! CLOTHESLINE! CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB! Akio and Kidman are dead! Mordecai looks to the heavens, leaves, and takes his staff with him.

Trainer's Room: Bradshaw gets examined before his match. He tells the Doctor not to listen to Eddie Guerrero's lies about his injuries.

Duprée vs. Cena: Rematch from Judgement Day! Duprée's tights says "French Phenom". Bodyslam by Cena. Headlock! The two bounce against the ropes, and have a MID-AIR COLLISION! Cole thinks the two are dead. Let's go to commercial break!

Duprée vs. Cena (cont.): René tosses Cena shoulderfirst into the steel post! DDT by René! Now Duprée works on Cena's shoulder. AAAHHH! SCARY CLOSEUP of Cena's face! He's the new Rubberman! BACK BODY DROP by Cena! And another! And a third! Clotheslines galore! Cena's a HOUSE O' FIRE! Duprée leaves the ring, but Cena tosses him back in! Duprée tries to powerbomb Cena through the announce table, but Cena foils him with a BACK BODY DROP! Duprée then tries to whack Cena with the French flag, but that is foiled as well. But Duprée kicks Cena in the nuts, and rolls back into the ring, where he wins by count-out! Afterwards, Duprée hits the MICHINOKU DRIVER II on Cena, then dances the FRENCH TICKLER over Cena's body!

Judgement Day: Footage of the chairshot that bloodied Eddie Guerrero.

New Chavo vs. Chavo Classic vs. Spike: Los Chavos gang up on Spike. HEADSCISSORS by Spike! FACE STOMP by Chavo Classic! FLIPOVER LEG WHIP! FLYING CROSSBODY by Spike to both Chavos! DOUBLE ARMDRAG! GORYBOMB is countered! Spike hits the DUDLEY DOG! Chavo Classic tries to attack Spike, but Spike knocks him on top of New Chavo, and the ref counts 1.. 2.. 3! OMG NEW CHAMP! Chavo Classic celebrates, but New Chavo is aghast!

RAW Rebound: Lita says "Yes" to Kane, Eugene and The Rock lay the smackdown on The Coach, and Shawn Michaels helps Kane win the #1 Contendership.

Backstage: Funaki interviews Booker T. Booker claims that Undertaker cheated at Judgement Day. Booker asked Mr. Angle for a rematch, but Undertaker isn't here tonight. But Booker DOES get a match against any opponent of his choosing. And Booker chooses Funaki! Funaki: "Tell me you didn't just say that!" Funaki whacks Booker with the mike and runs away! Ha ha ha!

Funaki vs. Booker T: Booker squashes Funaki. DROPKICK by Funaki! BULLDOG! But Booket T comes back! SIDEWALK SLAM by Booker! "UNDERTAKER" chant. CAMEL CLUTCH by Booker! Knee to the face! Funaki's nose has been busted open! Chinlock by Booker! SCISSORS KICK! 1.. 2.. 3, and that's all she wrote.

Earlier Tonight: René Duprée beat down John Cena, so next week, it'll be Cena vs. Duprée for the title in a Lumberjack Match!

Trainer's Room: A bunch of officials try to hold back Bradshaw who just beat the crap out of Eddie Guerrero. ONOES!

Kenzo Suzuki: He screams some more Japanese.

Bradshaw/Dudley Boys vs. RVD/Mysterio/Guerrero: Mr. Angle emerges from the Bowels of the Earth, to say that Eddie can wrestle in the match once he wakes up. He then returns to the Earth. SPIN KICK by Mysterio! FLYING CROSSBODY by RVD! Suplex by D-Von. Neckbreaker by Bubba. "BRADSHAW SUCKS" chant. D-Von chokes RVD with his wrist tape. HEADSCISSORS by Mysterio! SPRINGBOARD HILO by RVD to both Dudleys! Bradshaw's POWERBOMB is countered into a HEADSCISSORS! Mysterio hits the 6-1-9! RVD hits the FIVE-STAR FROSPLASH! But Bubba breaks the pin! Let's go to commercial break!

Bradshaw/Dudley Boys vs. RVD/Mysterio/Guerrero (cont.): During the break, the Dudleys hit a 3-D on RVD on the outside! SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT TO REVERSE DDT by Mysterio! DELAYED VERTICAL SUPLEX by D-Von! SPINEBUSTER by Bradshaw! Bradshaw puts Mysterio into an ABDOMINAL STRETCH, BUT WAIT! EDDIE GUERRERO APPEARS! Bradshaw is shocked! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL is foiled by Mysterio! Mysterio hits a TOP-ROPE BULLDOG on Bubba! HOT TAG to Eddie! Eddie is a HOUSE O' FIRE! THREE AMIGOS to D-Von! But Eddie feels lightheaded and faints. Bradshaw looks concerned. He comes int the ring to check on him. No, wait! He pins Eddie! 1.. 2.. 3! Bradshaw leaves. The EMTS check on Eddie. And... we're out.

That's all for this week. Until then, Good Night, take care of yourselves, and this show was pretty enjoyable. Guess my prediction was right!

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.68
First Smackdown in a while I can say I honestly liked. Mordecai pretty much struck me as the opposite of the way he's been hyped.....his entrance was pedestrian, but he looked fairly impressive once he got in the ring. Was shorter, but thicker looking than I thought he'd be

Funaki gets to bonk someone with a microphone before his usual painful death. I can't complain. gods, I was really, really trying to ignore the legend of Dupree previously, but damn, man, that thing just reaches out and slaps you in the face

And on that mental picture, I now need a drink

(edited by Evil Antler God on 20.5.04 1939)
Shem the Penman

Since: 16.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.13
Mrs. Shem (who is Jewish) was highly offended by Mordecai, since the Old Testament Mordecai was (a) not Christian and (b) not a Gandalf-lookin' freak who went around squashing cruiserweights. Maybe they should have named him Paul of Tarsus or something. This was my first sight of the guy since I skipped JD, but it's hard to judge how good he really is from a rather pedestrian CW squash.

Come to think of it, tonight was the night of beating up on people smaller than you. Booker and Funaki, JBL and Mysterio -- hell, even the Chavos got to pick on Spike Dudley. Nice to see some things never change under Vince.

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Since: 27.3.04
From: St. Louis, Missouri

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.56
This was a MUCH better SmackDown than seen in recent weeks, with a surprisingly enjoyable main event. I completely dug how into Guerrero the crowd was when he made his ME appearance, and I was rolling on the floor when Booker said Paul Bearer must have switched his "powder" and that's why he lost to Taker.

Good show, SD...keep it up.

"Mordecai is a man who walks our streets!" -Michael Cole, SmackDown, 5.20.04
Lap cheong

Since: 18.6.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.63
I thought this was kind of a book-end show. I liked the beginning (Bradshaw/Guerrero/Angle segment) and the end (Six-man tag), but I thought everything in the middle was sort of blah.

I like Bradshaw's gimmick, and he plays it very well. However, I SOOOOOOOOOOOO don't want to see another month of this feud.

The main-event was a very good TV main. I actually liked the ending, as it got Eddie's injuries over.

48 hours after the tapings, and I bet RVD is STILL lying on the floor. Seriously, since when did the 3D kill people?

The answer to WWE's financial problems...

Never 'Wiener of the Day', and is actually quite bitter about it.

Since: 27.3.04
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.56
48 hours after the tapings, and I bet RVD is STILL lying on the floor. Seriously, since when did the 3D kill people?

I thought the same thing. I was hoping for one of the trainers to be like, "Um, guys, shouldn't somebody check that potsmoker on the floor?"

"Mordecai is a man who walks our streets!" -Michael Cole, SmackDown, 5.20.04

Since: 26.1.03
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.74
That white haired agent from RAW a couple weeks ago that I couldn't place was there backstage with Fit Finlay, and thanks to the Torch, it's newest agent Steve Keirn. The more you know.....

I was flipping between CSI and Smackdown, so I didn't see the C'weight match, which gets me thinking- is Chavo Classic even a cruiserweight? Did Cole or Tazz explain that?

I actually would've liked to have SEEN that Kidman/Akio match. Mordecai didn't look too bad squashing them.

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Mr Heel II
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.52
Kurt Angle looks SO "Dr. Evil" rising out of the stage, making decisions, lowering back down...He just needs an evil laugh. And maybe a cat.

I'm no more impressed with Mordecai than I was Sunday. He may be able to toss a guy real good, but he's just goofy looking in a cheap sort of way.

I got a kick out of Chavo Classic's reaction to winning the Cruiserweight title. It should be fun seeing who he loses it to.

So what exactly is YJ Stinger giving away as "the life of a WWE superstar"...Use of a cheap rental car to drive 250 miles and job to Jacqueline in front of a crowd of 1,200?

I dug the main, I dug Cena/Dupree, I dug Rico-Hass/FBI. So it was a decent show for me tonight.


Since: 22.4.02
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.28
You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"Finally You Can See Your Meat" (Roy.)

    Originally posted by geemoney
    That white haired agent from RAW a couple weeks ago that I couldn't place was there backstage with Fit Finlay, and thanks to the Torch, it's newest agent Steve Keirn. The more you know...

Good Lord, they've brought back SKINNER. As an agent, sure, but what was he up to before?

And the only segment I wanted to see was Mordecai. I do wish he'd do "reverent" just a LITTLE faster, but no complaints otherwise.

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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
I have to say SmackDown has finally developed since the draft. The show was off the hook I liked everything even Chavo Classic winning the title! Other then the crappy entrance Mordacai was awesome. Cena & Dupree had a good match. Last but not least the unexpected happened the JBL storyline became interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!The Main Event was great and the silence when eddie fainted was incredibly dramatic.Bradshaw did surprisingly well he suck to what he knows best straight up brawling and I think his new charactor is finally getting over.

I think The Bash is looking to be a good buy if things keep going this good

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Matt Tracker

Since: 8.5.03
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.22
Chavo Classic = Eddy
Chavo Jr = Chyna
CW belt = IC belt
Me = just glad they're on my TV

I'm a little worried about Mordecai's finisher, the Crucifix Bomb/Razor's Edge. If he's gonna feud with Taker, can he get the big guy in that move?

Who was the biggest guy Ramon got in the Edge? Luger? Whenever I see a new guy and his finishing move, I start listing the opponents he couldn't hit with it. If he can't use it, the finisher's wasted on main event matches with the big guys and we're looking at a certain roll-up/foot-on-the-ropes finish. Orton's RKO can be hit on anybody with minimal risk and total credibility (depending on how cleanly it's applied, of course). I bought into Brock's F5 once he hit Rikishi (!) with it, and that lead up to the question of whether he could hit it on Big Show. Same with Cena's FU.

But this Mordecai move takes some arm strength. While we've seen him nail cruiserweights with it, I'm still not sold on it and thus him as a TV-ready performer (entrance, style, moveset, finisher) until I see the Crucifix Bomb on someone weighing more than 250.

And can we please PLEASE drop the Danny Doring/Shane Douglas/Jeff Hardy jawjackers? It looks as damaging to your knees as it does to the other guy's jaw. At least Jeff's sitout version moved the impact to his backside.

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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.40
A couple thoughts about the few segments I saw while there were commercials during the Pistons game...

- Mordecai needs a different entrance theme. NOW. The one he's got now is just too goofy. I think it's a generic song that they stole from one of the SmackDown! games.

- Now Chavo Classic has the title. Fantastic. Let me know when the Cruiserweight title becomes more meaningless than the Hardcore title.

- Booker T VS. Funaki. Wow, they're really booking things to hold my interest...

Shawn Michaels explains that he was never actually deactivated, because he wasn’t the droid Eric were looking for.

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
I did like the little "SHINK" sound effect they added when Mordecai placed his staff into its placeholder ... kind of reminded me of Link from Ocarina of Time.

And what exactly is "Mordecai is the man who walks our streets!" supposed to even MEAN?

Alessandro "Hercules" Boondy

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Matt Tracker

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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.22
    Originally posted by Alessandro
    And what exactly is "Mordecai is the man who walks our streets!" supposed to even MEAN?

It means he's a whore. A whore for his Lord. He's breakin' necks and cashin' checks and turning tricks for our salvation.

"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker

Since: 26.3.03
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.77
    Originally posted by Alessandro
    And what exactly is "Mordecai is the man who walks our streets!" supposed to even MEAN?

I think that's Cole-ese for "This guy's crazy and should be locked up."

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.09
They need to change Angle's theme song to Mr.Roboto.
Judgement Day passes and yet the three main feuds are still the same. Taker Vs. Booker T, Cena Vs. Dupreé, Bradshaw Vs. Guerrero...boring. I gotta say I do like Mordecai since this is the gimmick shit that I wanted.
    Originally posted by Alessandro
    I did like the little "SHINK" sound effect they added when Mordecai placed his staff into its placeholder ... kind of reminded me of Link from Ocarina of Time.

Get the dude a green hat and some brown boots and your set.
Polska kielbasa

Since: 23.8.03
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
From the pictures. I saw of him
HE looks nothing like Link.

Father's Heaven
Nine Dragons
Mother's Earth
These words haunt old dreamcast owners

So I was watching some boxing yesterday and the commentor said 'the only chance he has of winning this fight if he brings a sledgehammer out'
Net Hack Slasher

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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.25
-Eddie/Layfield/Angle interview- Maybe I'm not in the demographic but I don't see much appeal of Eddie feeling his butt with stuff. Eddie promos really seem to lose steam this last month... Layfield talks about he's not a gambling man & gamblers are losers (much like that WCW wrestler who threw away a pack of cards before his job duty). Professor Xangle slowly raises up from The Mysterio launch pad (that's odd). He makes a 6-man tag match with the freakin Dudleyz in the MAIN EVENT AGAIN! How many weeks is this?

-Haas/Rico vs. Nunzio/Stamboli- That "pen-is" armbar was disturbing. Looked like they were trying to do the lochness monster using shadow hands... Not much of a match to speak of.

-Kidman vs. Akio- What? Okay something's up, yep and there it is Mordecai... My opinion? HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA. He looks like a chubby young teen going out for Halloween. I do appreciate they are introducing guys in a more unique manner but this guy is suppose to be scary and it looks like he still has his babyfat with him.

-Dupree vs. Cena- That damn Dean, all I'm noticing it's the Dupree package. It's like he's got a foreign object in there (har get it). Cena goes for the behind the back cradle(aaaah).They hit a double crossbody in really there first impact move of the night & it makes them knock out (oookay) We go to commercial(thank gawd)... Armbar by Dupree thank goodness it's not as suggestive as Rico's. But seriously Dupree doesn't need any more help. Let's go to the ending, Dupree hits a low blow & gets back into the ring as Cena gets counted out and keeps the title. Umm why didn't Dupree bring him in and get the pinfall title win?

-Chavo Classic vs. Spike vs. Chavo Jr.- Nice reverse of Jr. the Gory bomb from Spike... The cruiser title has officially turned into "Wouldn't it be funny if.." title. Soon Fifi wins the title OMG wouldn't that be funny! But would she time limit in defending be the normal 1 month or as she's a dog and in dog years you multiply by 4 making it at least every 4 months she has to defend it.

-Booker vs. Funaki- Ha the interview backstage was funny. Highlight of the show. Funaki punks out Booker. Booker accuses Paul Bearer of switching his magic pouch (I HAVE A QUESTIONG FOR YOU GUYS. I didn't see Judgement Day, did they ever explain the hand coming out of the grave?)... Funaki gets his nose bloodied and gets beat.

-Bradshaw/Dudleyz vs. Eddie/RVD/Rey- Eddie is seen knocked out backstage with Bradshaw with a chair in the area(these days you are shocked when a TV match goes as scheduled). RVD gets hit with a 3D outside the ring and vanishes, the only logical explanation is HHH & HBK were on camera together at ringside for a mili-second as RVD the floor selling, and the VORTEX OF DOOM got RVD... Hey here's Eddie, springboard to a inverted DDT by Rey (beauty). Nice dropkick by Rey to a charging Clothesline by Bradshaw. Eddie gets tag in and cleans house but gets woozy and passes out everyone stops except Bradshaw who tags himself in and get the pin. Eddie looks frightening in selling this.

-OtherStuff- JBL gets his blood pressure taking... Ooookay is all I could say when seeing the 4 absurd flaunting errr ladies behind Tazz & Cole... Chavo Classic acting backstage was Classic... You get to see and hear the chair shot Eddie took.

-Line of the Night: Funaki "Tell me you didn’t.. just say that”
-Sign of the Night: "5 Moves of Doom"
-3Stars of the Night: 1)Mysterio. 2)Funaki. 3)Bradshaw.

No Undertaker this week, I guess we weren't privileged enough this week. If we act really, really good we might to get to see him next week. Next week we will see Dupree/Cena lumberjack match, I'll guess Dupree wins the title next week. Mordecai looks babyish. I like Chavo Sr. but cruiser weight champ, come on! With Jacqueline & now Chavo Sr. the title is a "wouldn't it be funny if.." champion... I'll go with some positives. Rey end of match offensive flurry was sweet and I enjoyed the Booker/Funaki stuff backstage. But man this show is like watching a 2-hour Heat sometimes.

smark/net attack wienerville advisory stays at BLUE alert - Guarded (With Benoit & Eddie being World & WWE champions you'd expect all's be right but couldn't do it due to Trish/Y2J character switches & whats the deal with JBL PPV main event)- 5/6
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