WWE Smackdown Report
Venue: Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
Date: August 21st, 2003
Report by: Kevin Murphy, rajahwwf.com reader
Kurt Angle comes out to open Smackdown, and calls out Vince McMahon. He wants a match and he books Kurt Angle vs. The Big Show in a Street Fight – Falls Count Anywhere Match. Show comes out to attack, and Angle takes it Show only eventually broken up by officials.
1. Rey Mysterio w/ Billy Kidman vs. Matt Hardy w/ Shannon Moore
A back and forth match. Kidman was sent back to the back after seen with a chair. Shannon Moore interference, but still is at ringside. A Side Effect from Hardy gets a close pinfall. A spinning DDT from Rey nears the end of the match. A double 619 set up, but Matt Hardy prevents up. Matt sets up the Twist of Fate, but Zach hits Matt with a cane. 619 and West Coast Pop for the win.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
Recap of Gowen and Rey Mysterio’s win.
Vince tells Brock Lesnar vs. Zach Gowen -Tonight
A recap of Stephhanie McMahon last week.
The foursome of Billy, Jamie, Torrie, and Nidia head to the ring.
Lugz Boot of the Week: Last week with the previously mentioned four with Bashams + Shaniqua.
Cole interviews Zach Gowen’s Mother.
2. Basham Brothers w/Shaniqua vs. Billy Gunn + Jamie Noble w/ Torrie Wilson + Nidia
Billy Gunn dominates early. Illegal tags from Bashams and Billy gets double-teamed. Noble clears house. A Diving Elbow from Noble and Billy + Doug go over the top rope. Shaniqua interferes, and Torrie + Nidia try to help, but they get clotheslined for their efforts. Billy hits the FameAsser, and gets hit with the whip. Noble goes for a suplex, and gets rolled up for the win.
Winners: The Basham Brothers
Brock Lesnar tells Zach to get ready to get beaten to death.
Recap of Spanky getting demolished by Brock Lesnar.
3. Zach Gowen vs. Brock Lesnar
Brock intimidates Zach’s mom. Zach dives on the on the outside. Brock controls the rest of the match with powerbombs.
Winner: Zach Gowen by DQ
Lesnar makes Zach bleed with a chair, hitting him against the steel post, and beating him when the paramedics tried t help Zach.
Recap of Zach’s beating by Lesnar. Michael Cole is pissed off and Tazz voice their opinions.
Summerslam package: Taker vs. Train, Hardy vs. Gowen, Shane vs. Eric, RVD vs Kane, Tag Titles – French guys vs. Dudley Boyz, U.S. Title- Eddie vs. Tajiri vs. Chris vs. Rhyno (Fatal Four Way), WWE Title- Angle vs. Lesnar, Elimination Chamber- HHH vs. Goldberg vs. Orton vs. HBK vs. Y2J vs. Nash
Cena disses Zach and Detroit for a tag team match.
WACK of the Night: A-Train derailing Stephanie last week.
4. John Cena + A-Train vs. The Undertaker + Orlando Jordan
Taker controls Cena, and Jordan dominated by A-Train. Both of the other members in, Jprdna is nailed with the DeRailer. Chockeslam to Train. Taker counters the F-U with a Dragon sleeper. Cena almost uses the chair but gets sets up fo the Last Ride. A-Train uses Cena’s steel chain against Taker, and Cena picks up the win.
Winners: John Cena + A-Train
Sable hits on A-Train.
5. Eddie Guerrero + Rhyno vs. Chris Benoit + Tajiri
The Crossface locked in early on Rhyno. Double team by Eddie + Rhyno through the match. Benoit counters with a suplex from the top rope. Tajiri clearing house, and locks the Tarauntula. Headbutt to Guerrero. Tajri accidently kicks Chris and gets a Gore.
Winners: Rhyno + Eddie Guerrero.
Everbody gets nailed with the U.S. Title belt by Eddie Guerrero.
6. Kurt Angle vs. The Big Show
Street Fight – Falls Count Anywhere Match
Angle starts off the match attacking Show. Show uses the table to his advantage. Angle slam early on. A Big Boot to Angle. Angle uses the chair once, but does not work the second time. Angle counters a powerbomb with a chair shot. Both men are outside the ring. Ange locks the Balls Trap. Show prepares to Chockeslam, and Sngle sends Show into the steel post. Show going for a Chockslam, but Angle counters into an Angle slam. A legdrop with the Steelchair. An Angleslam in the ring onto table for the win.
Winner: Kurt Angle
Lesnar makes his way and he stares down Angle.
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