SD News: Smackdown Preview – Five Year Anniversary!


This is the official preview for SD from

Sept. 23, 2004

There is no shortage of anticipation for the season premiere of SmackDown! this week as the show celebrates its 5th anniversary from Phoenix.

In fact, three huge matches are already set to take place.

Per orders of General Manager Theodore Long, Kurt Angle and Luther Reigns will face Eddie Guerrero and Big Show in a tag team match in the main event.

Also, after last week’s surprise attack on Undertaker, former Ministry members Gangrel and Viscera will compete against the Phenom in a handicap match. High-flying Rey Mysterio will face Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley as well.

The program will also relive all of the show’s memorable moments. Appearances by Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hollywood Hogan, Mick Foley, Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon and others will be part of the 5th Anniversary/Season Premiere of SmackDown!

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.