WWE House Show Results (3/20/05) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Report by: Mason Hunter, rajah.com reader

Smackdown! Presents Road to Wrestlemania Hattiesburg Mississippi 3/20/05

Hey guys, what’s up? I saw the Smackdown show in Hattiesburg yesterday, it was
only the second live WWE show I’ve attended, the first being Raw from Biloxi a
few months ago( the one where all the guys in the elimination chamber fought to
see who could wrestle the quickest match) and I have to say, this was
interesting. First of all, I was pretty damn close to the ring, the Reed Green
is not a big venue at all, and it was maybe one fourth full. The ring announcer
came to ring and before the national anthem, informed us that due to travel
problems some of the superstars scheduled to appear would not be wrestling
tonight, but we would be seeing a special one night tournament with the winner
facing JBL for the WWE Championship tonight.

MATCH 1: Joey Matthews & Johnny Nitro w/ Melina vs. The Big Show

Melinda introduced Mattews and Nitro as the newest hottest thing to hit
Smackdown! In . . . a long time? Wow . . . Nitro got on the mic and said they
were issuing an open challenge to any two guys, any three guys, any four guys
it, just doesn’t matter, and out came The Big Show to a pretty damn loud pop.
There was about ten minutes of stalling and running out of the ring, Show got
them both with a slap to the chest, they echoed. Nitro grabbed a fans drink
poured it out and put the ice on his chest. They worked over shows knee a
little, but of course he hit them with the headbutts, some clotheslines and
then the double chokeslam! 1-2-3.

Winner: The Big Show

After the match he grabbed Melinda like he was gonna chokeslam her, and planted a
wet one on her, oh Big Show.

World Title Tourney

MATCH 2: Kurt Angle vs. John Cena

Cena came out first to an INSANE pop, he was so over it was ridiculous. He did
the Yo Yo Yo, hyped up that when he won the tourney it would be Wrestlemania
tonight, etc, good stuff by Cena. The match was probably my second favorite of
the night, lot of mat wrestling that escalated into a brawl. Angle hit all of
his trademark suplexes. Cena got out of an Angle Slam went for the FU, and
somehow Kurt turned that into an Ankle Lock. He kept it on Cena for a good two
minutes, till Cena got his other foot under Kurt’s arm and rolled him up for a
quick 1-2-3!

Winner: John Cena

After the match Kurt was pissed. The chain gang rolls on.

World Title Tourney

MATCH 3: Eddie Guerrero vs. The Big Show

Eddie Guerrero along with Benoit, is my favorite wrestler, so I was stoked for
this one. I was a little surprised to see the Show again, little did I know.
Guerrero went after the knee, classic Eddie when he had show in a grapevine,
and would use the ropes for leverage whenever the ref would look away, and when
he would look Eddie would throw his hands back down and act innocent. Eddie hit
the frog splash, but show kicked out at two throwing Eddie on top of the ref.
Eddie grabbed a chair and just before he laid show out, Charles Robinson
regained his feet so Eddie threw the chair to show and fell to the mat.

Winner via DQ: Eddie Guerrero

After the match Show chokeslammed Eddie for his troubles.


World Title Tourney

MATCH 4: Booker T Vs. Eddie Guerrero

Booker gets on the stick, and tells Eddie that he’s tired, he should just go to
the back before he gets the beatdown he knows the Book can give him. Guerrero
gets on the mic and says of no way. Book lays into Eddie eventually nailing him
with a sick sidekick. Book then threw Guerrero into the rail, Book then yells
"I told him!" This was an awesome match by Book, at one point Eddie misses a
frog splash, Booker won by rolling Eddie up and holding his tights.

Winner: Booker T

Booker laughs and Eddie heads to the back.

WWE Title Tourney

Match 5: Booker T vs. John Cena

Cena jumps Booker before the bell, Booker gets on the mic calls Cena a punk
coward who tried to jump his ass, Cena says he wants Booker to kiss his. Really
physical match, great showing by the Booker man. Cena hits the shoulder block,
pumps up, dodges a scissors kick, and nails Booker with the FU.

Winner: John Cena

This bracket really made no sense a five man tourney. No Mysterio.

Cena Gets on the stick, says Wrestlemania will happen right here tonight!

JBL comes down, says we don’t deserve to see him defend the world title in
"Hadeesburg . . . where? Hadeesburg Mississippi?"

WWE Title Match

Match 6: JBL vs. John Cena

This was the best match of the night, I’m a lot more excited about
Wrestlemania. Cena was worn out in this, his third match of the night. JBL took
it to him. Cena elbowed JBL in the face and ran his head into the post ten
times, then punched him in the corner nine times, when he went for ten JBL
powerbombed him off the top rope! Cena kicked out at two. Cena battled back,
JBL got on the mic and told the ref to count him out, Cena chased him down the
isle, and beat him into the crowd. Cena hit all his moves. JBL hit the
clothesline from hell, Cena kicked out. Cena hit JBL with a suplex off the top
rope and then went for the FU, but Doug . . . wait Danny . . . wait Jordan . .
. no Kurt Angle runs in and nails Cena. DQ they pound him until The Big Show
makes the save.

Match 7: Kurt Angle & JBL vs. Big Show and John Cena

The heels pounded on Cena, he made the tag, show threw Angle out of the ring
and chokeslammed JBL. 1-2-3!

Winners: John Cena & The Big Show

After, Cena hits the FU on JBL. End of show.

It was a weird show, since there were only 8 wrestlers and 1 Diva there, but it
looked like they worked hard to make it a fun show anyway, even in such a small
market. Cena was crazy over all night long.

No Mysterio, Jordan, Bashams, Scotty 2 Hotty, Akio, Paul London, Spike Dudley, Rene
Dupree, Teddy Long, Funaki, Divas, or Mark Jindrak as advertised.