Video Package of the Angle situation from last week.
Taped from Little Rock, Arkansas
Hosts are Tazz & Michael Cole
We cut to Angle and JBL backstage along with their peeps. Angle says that tonight they are going to take down a few more of their enemies, including Rey Mysterio, Booker T, and Eddie Guerrero.
Eddie Guerrero, Bookere T, & Rey Mysterio vs. Luther Reigns, Mark Jindrak, & Orlando Jordan
Jindrak and Booker start us off. “Eddie” chants already start while Booker grabs a hammerlock, but Mark gets an elbow. Booker gtes a clothesline, and brings in Eddie who gets a heelo. Rey comes in with a springboard dropkick for 2. Jordan comes in, but Rey gets a springboard crossbody for 2. Eddie in, and Jordan pounds him, causing the crowd to get beind Latino Heat. Booker comes in, and a double team heel kick gets nothing thanks to interference. Mass chaos happens, and the heels dump the FACES, as we go to a:
We return with Jordan working over Booker. Booker comes back with a Book End, and tags in Rey, who gets a springboard senton, and springboard moonsault for 2. Rey misses a broncobuster, and Reigns gets a butterfly suplex. Rey gets a quick roll up for 2 out of nowhere. Backbreaker gets 2 for Jordan, thanks to Eddie. Jindrak gets a PUNCH for 2, thanks to Booker. Rey comes back with a roll up but the ref’s distracted. The heels continue to work over Rey, and the fans chant “619.” Rey eventually rolls under enough legs to get to Eddie, who goes crazy. Booker also comes in, and Eddie sets Mark up for the 619. Rey hits it! Booker gets the Scissors Kick! Frog Splash gets 3!
Reigns has problems with Jordan afterwards, but the Bashams come out before it can get too heated. Angle comes out, and slaps one of the Bashams. JBL comes out, and we got to a…
We come back with JBL yelling on the mic. JBL says Kurt will never be WWE Champion again, but Angle says he was winning championships when John was getting drunk in frat parties. JBL says that it’s fitting that Angle’s lying, since this is the hometown of Bill Clinton. Long comes out, and says that Show will be at the Royal Rumble. Long says he would like to know who would be the last man standing tonight. The main event: Kurt Angle vs JBL in a Last Man Standing match.
Footage of the Austin/WWE films conference.
Video package of Heidenrich/Taker.
Cena makes his match entrance as we go to…
John Cena(c) vs. Kenzo Suzuki – United States Championship
Cena hammers away at Kenzo, much to the delight of the crowd. Cena sends out Kenzo, and introduces his back to the ring post. John continues to beat Kenzo on the outside, and even does some color commentary. Fisherman suplex, and John bends the rules. Kenzo comes back with a rake to the eyes, and chops him. Hard whip, but Cena comes back with a shoulder block, and tilt a whirl back suplex. 5 Knuckle Shuffle, FU, and that’s it!
Cole tries to get a word(no pun intended) with Cena. Cole asks if Cena feels he has momentum. Cena says it doesn’t matter who you are, the Chain Gang is going to main event WM.
Backstage, Rey and Eddie are celebrating tonight’s win, when Booker T comes up. Eddie says that he liked how they worked together tonight, and says they should do the same at the RR, to ensure that Eddie Guerrero once again main events Wrestlemania. The other two aren’t too into that idea.
Heidenrich comes out to the ring. He starts to read poetry, but halfway throught the first line he sees a sing that pisses him off. Anyways, once he gets done demolishing it, he finishes up his peotry.
Angle knocks on Long’s door. Kurt says that he needs to change the LMS match. Long doesn’t budge.
Spike Dudley vs. Shannon Moore vs. Paul London vs. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Funaki – Royal Rumble qualifying match
Unorganized action to start. Funaki gets a backslide for 2. Spike gets a back suplex for 2. Paul gets a knee to the jaw of Spike for 2. Spike gets a half boston crab, but the other two stop Paul from tapping. Moore gets a top rope swinging neckbreaker for 2, thanks to Funaki who gets 2 off it as well. 2nd rope inverted DDT gets 2 for Funaki. London gets a 450 Splash for 3.
JBL is shown backstage talking to Amy about how he shouldn’t be in a LMS match tonight. Long, once again, doesn’t listen. Enraged, JBL signs CCC’s petition.
Backstage, the babes are seen talking, while Amy walks in and tries to convince them to sign Carlito’s petition. She talks smack about Joy, who just happens to walk up behind her and hear. Joy says that Amy is the one who’s going to need an image consultant, cue Joy splashing a shake on her.
Royal Rumble rundown.
JBL and Kurt make their match entrances as we go to a:
WWE Champion JBL vs. Kurt Angle – Last Man Standing match
We return with Angle riding JBL. JBL gets some forearms, and gets a fallaway slam. It gets a count of 5. Top rope superplex from JBL gets 9 on Kurt. Clothesline From Hell, but Angle ducks it and gets the Ankle Lock. JBL taps, but it doesn’t count. Bashams break it up, so the ref throws them to the back.
We return with JBL in control. JBL throws him ont he table, but Angle comes back with a clothesline off it for a short count. Angle goes for an Angle Slam on the outside, but JBL gets out and rams him into the steps. Angle gets back up, so he meets the post. He stays down for 9. Angle gets 8 straight german suplexes to get JBL down for 9. Kurt jumps on him with a sleeper, which knocks out JBL for a while. Kurt tries a headlock, but JBL pushes him off. JBL gets a powerbomb for a count of 9. Big boot misses, and Kurt connects with the Angle Slam. It gets 9. Clothesline From Hell gets Kurt down for…9. JBL gets a chair, but a shot misses, and Angle gets a german. Kurt gets the chair, but JBL boots the chair to Kurt’s face, who bounces off the ropes and hits JBL as well. Both are down for a draw. Would have been a good match if there were a babyface.
Backstage, Long thanks Show for giving him the idea for the match. Show appears on the trons and promises to be the next WWE Champion.