WWE Smackdown! Report (3/4/04) - Taped in Savannah, Georgia

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Paul Heyman is on the screen, telling us Kurt Angle will not be in the arena tonight, but will be joining them live via satellite. He also tells Eddie Guerrero that he expects an apology from him for his actions last week.
Show open.

Brock Lesnar comes down to the ring to Steve Austin's music and on his four-wheeler. He says before he beats the hell out of Hardcore Holly tonight, he has a few things to say to Austin. Yes that is...was his four-wheeler. It'll drive over anything except a tow truck. Lesnar has guts, like when he went on Raw and F5'd Austin. Bill Goldberg - you're next. Lesnar will beat Goldberg senseless at Wrestlemania for leaving him naked without his belt.

Hardcore Holly's music interrupts and the match is on.
Brock Lesnar vs. Hardcore Holly
Holly with punches and a clothesline sends Lesnar outside then Holly throws him back in. Kicks and an elbow for two. Anderson Spinebuster from Lesnar. Rear bearhug. Holly works back up but Lesnar slingshots him throat first off the ropes and clothelines him out. He goes to whip Holly into the ringpost but Holly reverses and begins to work on the shoulder of Lesnar back in the ring. Dropkicks and a belly to back suplex. Lesnar comes back with the F5 and it's over.
WINNER: Brock Lesnar
Lesnar raises his hands for some beers and does the Stone Cold salute, along to Austin's music. He rides out on the four-wheeler.

Tonight, Eddie Guerrero to apologize.

Commercial break.

Danny Basham vs. Scotty 2 Hotty
Scotty with a shoulder block, headlocks and suplex. He does a little dance. Thumb to the eye and Scotty is sent shoulder first into the post. Danny works over the shoulder. Reverse armbar. Scotty comes back and hits a superkick for two. Rikishi begs for the worm and we get it. As Scotty is going through the into, Doug slips in and pushes Danny out. He greabs Scotty in a schoolboy and gets the pin.
WINNER: Danny Basham

Commercial break.

Kurt Angle is being prepped for his interview "at his home" in Pittsburgh.

Video recap of Eddie Guerrero's problems with Angle.

Angle says there is a poison in the moral fiber of wrestling. Guerrero got arrested ast week on SmackDown. He's not there tonight because he doesn't want to see Guerrero lose control again and hurt someone. A leopard doesn't change it's spots. Eddie isn't sorry. Michael Cole has children, but wouldn't feel comfortable if they acted like Guerrero. He didn't like being booed last week and his feelings were hurt. He doesn't regret at all his actions last week. The fans have no appreciation for what he's doing, but he feels his match at Wrestlemania is for the future of the company.

Commercial break.

Funaki vs. Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
Chavo with kicks and punches. Funaki reverses a hiptoss and slips in a deep armdrag before hitting a dropkicks that sends Chavo out. He slides out after him and throws him in. Clothesline. Funaki goes for another dropkick but Chavo holds the ropes. Abdominal stretch. A backbreaker and Chavo Jr. takes a break to tell Sr. what he wants him to tell the announcers. Funaki recovers and hits a flying forearm. Back bodydrop and bulldog. Enzugiri. Cross bodyblock and Funakio goes for the pin but Chavo Sr. is on the apron and distracts the ref. Funaki goes to him and gets a neck breaker from Chavo Jr.
WINNER: Chavo Guerrero, Jr.

Paul Heymand and Dawn Marie are in the back. It's time for Eddie to issue his apology, but Dawn is scared that Eddie will hurt her. He gets manly and demands that they go receive their apology.

Commercial break.

A video package of SmackDown's trip to South Africa.

Heyman is in the ring. He decides Dawn SHOULD go back to the office after what Eddie did to her last week. Let's get down to business. Heyman's patience with Eddie has worn thin. He demands a public apology right now. Guerrero's music and the champ comes to the ring. Heyman says Eddie needs to wipe the smile off his face. He demands an apology for disgracing the WWE TItle and Paul Heyman's SmackDown. Eddie says if he's done anything to disgrace the belt or the fans, then he's sorry. Heyman can't believe what he's hearing and accepts. Eddie adds that when he apologized, he lied! Eddie makes fun of Heyman's "deer in the headlights look." He won't apologize for being a proud father, husband and provider for his family. he's proud to be champion and to represent the fans. He's especially proud that he's walking into Wrestlemania XX the WWE Champion. He's also going to walk out the champ. Heyman says he gave him a chance to apologize but Eddie spits in his face. He is sorry Angle is not there tonight because he'd love to see him beat Eddie into the ground. He also wishes he was able to beat some sense into Eddie. Eddie says Heyman couldn't beat him with both hands tied behind his back. Heyman questions his challenge. The fans want it, so Heyman calls his bluff. Tonight, in this very ring, it will be Eddie Guerrero handcuffed versus Paul Heyman.

Commercial break.

Mysterio, Dragon & Kidman vs. Tajiri, Akio and Sakoda
Dragon and Akio. Great exchange and Kidman comes in with a slingshot legdrop. Akio with the face jam. Tajiri is in. Kidman with the headscissors. Tajiri with kicks to the back and they hit a triple dropkick on Kidman's head. Sakoda in with a bearhug. Suplex and he tags Akio back in. Kidman with a dropkick. Kidman tags Mysterio and he spins all over before the hurrincarana. Sakoda comes in but Dragon and takes him out. Mysterio goes for the 619 but Tajiri grabs him on the ropes. Mysterio hits the 619 on Akio and a tornado DDT for the pin.
WINNERS: Mysterio, Dragon & Kidman

Commercial break.

Dawn Marie question if Heyman really wants to face Eddie Guerrero. He reminds her that she was assaulted last week when she was defenseless. He wants revenge and to give him a taste of what it's like to be defenseless.

The World's Greatest Tag Team comes out dressed as the APA. Hysterical. Benjamin is Bradshaw and Haas is Farooq. They makes fun of the rednecks, trailers, NASCAR. But the APA has never been Benjamin and Haas. They pick up a guitar and sing a song for the West Texas Rednecks. "APA is crap."

Farooq and Bradshaw come out and begin to brawl with WGTT until the Bashams join in and help beat the APA down. Bradshaw gets a Clothesline from Hell from Benjamin. Rikishi and Scotty hit the ring and clear the ring.

Big Show is in the back prepping A-Train for his match.

Wrestlemania Recall is the Rock defeating Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 18.

John Cena vs. A-Train
Train with a big shoulder block. Cena is thrown out but Train misses the punch and connects with the post. Cena throws him back in and works the arm over on the ropes. Train hits a clothesline. Punches, kicks and stmps keep Cena down in the corner. Elbows to the knee in the middle of the ring. Cena shoves Train into the post with a foot to the butt.

Commercial break.

Train has taken back over on Cena and continues working over Cena's knee. He misses a boot to the face and Cena lights up. Clothesline takes Train down. Cena pumps up and hit the fist. FU connects for the pin.
WINNER: John Cena
Big Show comes out. Everytime he thinks Cena is down, Cena fights back nd overcomes adversity. He tells him that's what it take to be the US Champion. He envies Cena. Cena can live in a fantasy world. While Cena's dreaming, he has awoken a sleeping giant, the same one who has beat The Rock and retired Hulk Hogan. At Wrestlemania XX, instead of it being the beginning, it'll be the end.

Cole and Tazz run down the card for Wrestlemania XX.

Heyman is with Hebner Jr. and reminds him who he works for. He hands him the handcuffs and tells him to make sure they're tight. Hebner wants the key, but Heyman refuses.

Cole and Tazz aanounce the hall of Fame Inductees for this year: Jesse Ventura, Harley Race, Superstar Billy Graham, Tito Santana, Sgt. Slaughter, Bobby Heenan, Don Muraco, Greg Valentine, John Studd, Junkyard Dog and Pete Rose. A very nice video piece.

Paul Heyman vs. Eddie Guerrero
Hebner puts the handcuffs on Guerrero. Heyman talks smack. They face off and Heyman slaps Eddie. He goes for another but Eddie knees and kicks him into the corner. Heyman can't get up out of the corner. He starts crawling and heads out of the ring. Guerrero follows and Heyman attacks. Heyman then runs to the entrance. Eddie, of course, follows. Kurt Angle comes out. They star down. Angle starts to tape his fists. Eddie is yelling for the key but Hebner escorted Heyman out. Eddie rolls into the ring. Angle removes his shirt. Eddie yells at him to bring it on. He kicks as Angle tries to enter. On one kick, Angle grabs his feet and trips him, allowing Angle to enter. Eddie with kicks. Angle slingshots him across the ropes and slams him back. Punches from Angle. He keeps knocking Eddie down when he tries to stand. The announcers again fall silent for the most part, allowing the crwd noise to sell the match. Big "Angle sucks" chant. A stiff knee to Eddie's face. Angle goes out and grabs the belt. He climbs back in and brings Eddie up to look him in the face. Eddie spits on him. Angle knocks him out with the belt and stands over him, raising it high.