WWE SmackDown! Results – March 24, 2006

Niel Stephens

Thanks to PWInsider.Com for the following report:

We are a little more than a week from Wrestlemania 22 in Chicago, Illinois. When we last saw some of these superstars, it was at Saturday Night’s Main Event. What will happen now that Mike Johnson will have the honor to see Booker T face the Boogeyman live next Sunday? Will there be any more developments in the main event between Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle, and Randy Orton? Will Nitro and Mercury have a match at Wrestlemania? Will we see any ‘tests of strumph’ from Mark Henry as he prepares for his casket match with the Undertaker? How will Bradshaw react to his beer drinking contest and subsequent stunner from last Saturday night? Who will join Matt Hardy, Fit Finlay, Shelton Benjamin, Ric Flair, and Rob Van Dam in the Money in the Bank match?

We are live on tape from Memphis, Tennessee and your announcers are Tazz and Michael ‘UPS’ Cole.

Randy Orton comes out through Rey’s ‘jumping hole’ by the TitanTron and he has a mic. Randy says that he doesn’t need a fancy entrance. He doesn’t need gold medals around his neck either because he is the biggest star in the entire WWE. Last Saturday, he had a chance to make history when it was John Cena and Triple H from Raw against Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle, and himself. He had the WWE Champion beaten, but it didn’t happen. We see footage of Rey pulling Randy off Cena. Randy says that people might think that he is not a team player. However, Rey Mysterio and Kurt Angle would rather screw him than win a match for Smackdown. Kurt and Rey are jealous. They are jealous of his good looks. Jealous of his god given talent. Wrestlemania will be the greatest day of his career. Randy tells everyone to feast their eyes upon the next World champion, Randy Orton and Randy poses for the fans.

Tazz calls Orton pompous, but says that Orton is good. Cole says that it is time to find out who the last member of the Money in the Bank match will be. We see footage from last week’s lumberjack match when Fit Finlay defeated Bobby Lashley to get a spot in the match. We also see footage from the Matt Hardy/Animal match where Animal’s victory was turned into a disqualification when brass knuckles fell from Animal’s armpit. We also see Animal attacking Matt Hardy after the match.

It is time for the ‘Last Chance’ Battle Royal. Johnny ‘Plain’ Nitro and Joey ‘Peanut’ Mercury (with ‘Almonds’ Melina, photographers, and red carpet) comes to the ring first. Bobby Lashley comes to the ring and we go to commercial.

We are back with a Wrestlemania ‘Big Time’ moment. Andre the Giant being interviewed by Bob Uecker.

More people have entered the ring for the battle royal. The Gymini, Simon Dean, Jamie Noble, Scotty 2 Hotty, Nunzio, Orlando Jordan, Funaki, Paul London, Brian Kendrick, Kid Kash, and Sylvan have entered during the commercial. We see Psicosis and Super Crazy come to the ring followed by Tatanka. Paul Burchill is the next person to swing to the ring for the match. Road Warrior Animal comes out and he has something to say. He says that he shouldn’t have to be in this match because he beat his opponent fair and square. He says that he is money in the bank. He made more money than any of them and is a bigger superstar than any of them and he deserves some respect.

Match Number One: Twenty Man ‘Last Chance’ Battle Royal for the final spot in the Money in the Bank match at Wrestlemania 22.

The match begins and everyone eliminates Road Warrior Animal first. Super Crazy is sent to the apron, but he rolls back under the apron. Nitro is sent to the apron, but he rolls back in. Scotty is eliminated by Kid Kash when Scotty goes up for the punches of ten. Tatanka chops Kid Kash. Kid Kash goes up top, but Tatanka pushes Kash off the top turnbuckle and Kash is eliminated. The Mexicools try to suplex Noble over the top rope, but he blocks it. Nunzio sends Paul London to the apron. Nunzio is sent to the apron and Burchill with a running forearm that knocks Nunzio to the floor to eliminate him. London with a rana to Psicosis. Bobby Lashley eliminates both members of the Gymini and then Lashley throws Simon over the top rope and the Gymini are unable to catch Simon. Jamie Noble catapults Funaki over the top rope to the floor and Funaki is eliminated as we go to commercial.

We are back and Burchill is holding on to the ropes while Nitro and Noble kick him. Sylvan is in the corner and he is being punched by Tatanka and then London and Kendrick join in and choke Sylvan. Burchill goes up for a head butt on Nitro. London and Kendrick send Sylvan to the apron and he fights off London and Kendrick. Nitro goes to the apron, but he rolls back in. London and Kendrick with a double super kick and Sylvan falls to the floor and is eliminated. Orlando Jordan is eliminated when Psicosis drop kicks Orlando in the back and Super Crazy pulls down the top rope. Tatanka punches Nitro. Lashley slams Noble to the apron, but Jamie rolls back in. Burchill with an uppercut to Nitro. Kendrick sends Noble to the apron, but Noble rolls back in. Melina has something to say to Mercury while the action continues. Noble gets Kendrick up for a Tiger Driver, but he tries to eliminate Kendrick. Kendrick holds on to the ropes and he tries to power Noble to the floor, but Noble is able to roll back inside the ring. Nitro and Mercury work on Tatanka. Noble and Kendrick are fighting in the ropes so Nitro and Mercury come over and eliminate both of them. London with the double stomp to Psicosis. London puts Psicosis on the top rope and tries to push Psicosis to the floor, but Psicosis holds on and while he is eliminated, he takes London with him. Burchill with a jawbreaker to Crazy and then he tosses Crazy over the top rope to the floor. Tatanka chops Burchill and that sends Burchill over the top rope to the floor. We are down to Tatanka, Bobby Lashley, Nitro, and Mercury.

Nitro goes after Lashley while Mercury goes after Tatanka. Tatanka and Lashley with back elbows to Nitro and Mercury. Tatanka slams Mercury and then he goes for a leg drop off the ropes. Mercury backs up and then he throws Tatanka out of the ring between the middle and top rope, so Tatanka is still in the match. Lashley with a clothesline to Nitro and then he gets Nitro up for the Dominator, but Mercury makes the save. Nitro and Mercury give Lashley the Snap Shot and Melina lets out a ‘Stinger Shriek’ to show what she thinks about her men. Nitro and Mercury pick up Lashley to try to eliminate him, but Tatanka comes in and he punches Nitro and Mercury. Tatanka with a chop to Nitro followed by slams to Nitro and Mercury. Tatanka slams Mercury’s face into the turnbuckle followed by a chop. Mercury sends Tatanka to the apron and Tatanka fights off attempts by Nitro and Mercury to eliminate him. Tatanka with a double tomahawk chop to Nitro and Mercury. Tatanka with a chop to Mercury. Nitro holds on to the ropes and Tatanka charges at him, only to see Nitro go low and he pulls down the top rope as Tatanka goes to the floor and is eliminated.

Nitro and Mercury go after Lashley and Mercury chokes Lashley in the corner. Nitro with a running knee and Melina shrieks again. Nitro punches Lashley while Mercury kicks him. Nitro and Mercury with a double Boston Crab to Lashley as they work on Bobby’s back. Lashley is able to power out and he connects with a double clothesline to Nitro and Mercury followed by a double thrust to Mercury and then one to Nitro. Lashley gets Mercury up for a vertical choke, but Nitro hits Lashley from behind. The Melina shriek continues as Nitro kicks Lashley and then Nitro and Mercury try for a double suplex, but Lashley blocks it and he hits a double suplex on Nitro and Mercury instead. Lashley with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Mercury. Lashley with a back body drop to Nitro. Lashley with an Irish whip to Nitro and then Lashley charges into the corner, but Mercury pulls Nitro out of the way and Lashley hits the ring post. Mercury holds Lashley for Nitro, but when Nitro tries for a super kick, Lashley moves out of the way and Mercury goes down. Lashley with a spear to Nitro. Lashley presses Mercury over his head and then tosses him into Nitro, who is standing against the ropes and the momentum sends both men to the floor as they are both eliminated. We go to commercial.

Winner: Bobby Lashley (advances to the Money in the Bank match)

We are back with footage of the beer drinking contest between Bradshaw and Steve Austin. Then we see Austin give Bradshaw a stunner after Chris Benoit helped Bradshaw back into the ring.

Kristal is in the interview area with Bradshaw and Jillian Hall. Bradshaw tells Kristal that she is window dressing so she should shut her pie hole. She is a woman so she does not think. He tells her to stand there and look trampish, just like she was hired to do. Bradshaw says that the person who put that video together failed to include that he out drank Austin last Saturday night. He out talked him and embarrassed Austin. He wants to beat up Austin, but with one hand, you discredit the legend. He threw a beer in Austin’s face. Then Chris Benoit comes out and throws Bradshaw back into the ring where Austin broke his nose. At Wrestlemania, a wrestling god will put on a wrestling clinic against Chris Benoit. Bradshaw is not cleared yet, so he has the greatest export from England since the Beatles. A ‘man’s man’, a knighted man, a wrestler’s wrestler. Sir William Regal. Tonight, Regal will out wrestle and embarrass Chris Benoit.

Tazz talks about the history between Benoit and Regal.

Cole talks about Mark Henry’s night last Saturday, including the casket and the Undertaker’s appearance. However, Daivari also got a part of the action. We see Taker give Daivari the ‘outlawed’ tombstone piledriver.

Mark Henry tells the Deadman that he just doesn’t learn. He took away his title shot. He took away his title shot. However, they are in a casket match at Wrestlemania, and he will take Taker’s winning streak. He has hurt Taker before and he will do it again. He will make Taker ‘rest in peace’. Mark tells Kurt Angle that he is his victim tonight. Kurt will feel what it is like to be in the ring with the World’s Strongest Man. He will feel pain, fear, and respect.

We are back with the Smack of the Night: Randy Orton getting the victory in last week’s six man match.

Match Number Two: Rey Mysterio versus Fit Finlay (with shillelagh)

Finlay backs Rey into the corner and then Finlay slaps Rey on the break. Rey with a waist lock and Finlay rolls through and puts Rey in a wrist lock. Rey tries to escape and Rey counters with an arm drag. Finlay with a side head lock and take down for a two count. Finlay with a wrist lock and then he works on Rey’s shoulder. Finlay with a kick to Rey’s back followed by a knee drop to Rey’s back. Finlay with a slam followed by a rear chin lock. Rey gets to his feet. Rey kicks Finlay, but Finlay with a forearm when Rey comes off the ropes. Finlay with a rear chin lock and turns it into a camel clutch. Finlay punches Rey in the chest followed by a short arm clothesline and a nerve hold. Finlay with an Irish whip, but Rey floats over and he kicks Finlay in the leg. Finlay throws Rey over the top rope to the floor and then he goes out after Rey and hot shots Rey on the apron. Finlay rolls Rey back into the ring and then he hits a senton splash for a two count. Finlay with an Irish whip, but he misses a charge. Rey with kicks followed by punches of ten in the corner. Rey with an elbow followed by a head scissors that sends Finlay into the turnbuckle. Rey goes up top and hits a split legged moonsault for a two count. Finlay catches Rey off the ropes, but Rey is able to escape. Rey with a drop toe hold that sends Finlay into the ropes. Rey sets for the 619, but Finlay moves out of the way, but Rey with a baseball slide. Rey tries for a plancha, but Finlay pulls out the ring skirt and Finlay with a kick to Rey’s head followed by punches and kicks. Finlay stands over Rey before throwing Rey into the ringside barrier. Finlay pulls Rey’s shoulder into the ring post.

Finlay returns to the ring to break the count, but he goes back out after Rey and rolls Rey into the ring. Rey kicks Finlay in the leg followed by forearms. Rey with an Irish whip, but Finlay moves when Rey charges and Rey goes into the ring post hard. Finlay with a European uppercut to the back of Rey’s neck two times. Finlay with a kick to Rey’s back and then he drapes Rey over the apron and slams Rey’s head into the apron. The referee takes the shillelagh from Finlay and then Fit rolls Rey back into the ring. Finlay with a shoulder breaker and then he taunts Rey and slaps him. Rey with a kick to Finlay and then he kicks Finlay in the leg. Finlay with a kick to Rey and then he puts Rey in a bow and arrow. Finlay continues to work on Rey’s back. Rey gets back to his feet, but Finlay with a knee and a European uppercut and forearm to Rey’s back. Rey with a kick to Finlay. Finlay with a sunset flip, but Rey rolls through and he kicks Finlay in the head and Rey gets a two count. Finlay misses a clothesline and Rey with a springboard cross body for a two count. Rey punches Finlay and then kicks him. Finlay sends Rey to the apron, but Rey with a shoulder and a springboard senton splash followed by a drop kick for a two count. Rey tries for a crucifix, but Finlay gets Rey up for a fireman’s carry and then hits a standing fireman’s carry slam for a two count. Finlay with an Irish whip, but Rey with a kick and an enzuigiri to Finlay. Finlay gets in the ropes and Rey hits a 619. Finlay gets the shillelagh and the referee takes it from him. Rey tries for a springboard move, but from out of nowhere Randy Orton hits an RKO on Rey while the ref goes down. Finlay covers Rey and gets the three count.

Winner: Fit Finlay

We have the Raw Rebound where we see Vince McMahon dance and celebrate over Shane’s victory at Saturday Night’s Main Event. We go to commercial.

We are back and Teddy Long comes to the ring and a clipboard so it is ‘contract signing’ time. On Saturday, he promised everyone Booker T versus the Boogeyman and it did not happen. It will happen at Wrestlemania. Teddy wants Booker T and Sharmell to come to the ring.

We see footage of Booker T being told that his match with the Boogeyman was off due to an injury. Then we see Booker and Sharmell dance, only to be flooded by red lights and then scared out of the locker room in fear.

Teddy tells Booker and Sharmell to sit down. Booker tells Teddy to explain why Sharmell was brought out here. Teddy says that Booker looks like he is moving well. Teddy says that he talked to Booker’s doctors and they couldn’t find anything wrong. Teddy says that this is the same thing he tried to pull when he was the United States champion. Teddy says that the match will be a handicap match and Booker will get a partner of his choosing. Booker says that he will be wrestling. Teddy gives Booker the contract, but Booker says that he is not signing it. Teddy tells Booker if he does not sign the contract, he will be fired. Booker tells Teddy to look at him in the eyes and recognize that Booker is a five time WCW champion; he has the most beautiful wife in the planet, and is the best dressed wrestler in the business. However, Teddy wants him to step in the ring with the Boogeyman, a worm eating freak. He tells Teddy that Sharmell is scared to death and cannot sleep at night. Teddy tells Booker that everyone is waiting on Booker to sign the contract. Booker says that at Wrestlemania, he will make a statement that he is coming to ‘get’ Boogeyman. Booker says that his ‘mystery’ partner better be ready to go. Booker signs the contract. Teddy says that he is going to do the right thing with his tag team partner. It is someone who deserves to be in the match with him, so it will be Boogeyman versus Booker T and . . . Sharmell. Sharmell is not too happy and Booker throws the table down. We go to commercial.

We are back with a ‘Reality Check’ as Mike Mizanin is at Spring Break at South Padre Island. He is coming soon to Smackdown.

Bradshaw comes out in the JBLimo with Jillian Hall and William Regal. Bradshaw and Jillian watch from the hood of the JBLimo.

Match Number Three: Chris Benoit versus William Regal in a non-title match

Benoit with a wrist lock and Regal counters with a snap mare. Regal with a go behind and arm bar into a wrist lock. Benoit reverses with a top wrist lock. Regal with a hammer lock into an arm bar. Regal with an arm drag and then he gets a near fall. Benoit with a bridge and then he gets to his feet into a test of strength. Regal with a bridge of his own and then he kips up. Benoit with a monkey flip while they continue to be locked up. Regal with a single leg take down, but Benoit with the wrist lock. Benoit with an arm drag and Regal goes outside. Benoit tries for a baseball slide, but Regal moves out of the way and Regal with an Exploder suplex on the floor. Regal puts Benoit’s head against the ring post and Regal kicks Benoit in the head. Regal with a suplex slam for a two count. Regal with a knee to Benoit’s neck for a two count. Regal with a rear chin lock. Benoit with kicks to Regal followed by chops, including one to the forehead. Regal with a kick to Benoit’s head. Regal tries for a chicken wing and crossface, but Benoit is able to block it and he tries for a sharpshooter, but Regal kicks out. Regal tries to get Benoit in the chicken wing and crossface, but Benoit with a dragon suplex. Benoit gets Regal in the Crippler Crossface and Regal taps.

Winner: Chris Benoit.

After the match, Benoit holds the belt up and has some words for Bradshaw.

We have a video package for Mark Henry where he says that you cannot beat him with strength or speed. We see some of the things that Mark Henry has done in the past. We go to commercial.

We are back and Tazz and Cole run through the Wrestlemania Card:

John Cena versus Triple H for the WWE Title

Vince McMahon versus Shawn Michaels in a No Holds Barred Match

Mickie James versus Trish Stratus for the Women’s Title

Undertaker versus Mark Henry in a Casket Match

Fit Finlay versus Matt Hardy versus Bobby Lashley versus Rob Van Dam versus Shelton Benjamin versus Ric Flair in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Chris Benoit versus Bradshaw for the United States Title

Mick Foley versus Edge in a Hardcore Match

Kane and Big Show versus Carlito and Chris Masters for the World Tag Titles

Candice Michelle versus Torrie Wilson in a Playboy Pillow Fight

Boogeyman versus Booker T and Sharmell

Kurt Angle versus Rey Mysterio versus Randy Orton for the World Title

Match Number Four: Mark Henry versus Kurt Angle

Angle with a go behind and Henry gets to the ropes and Angle with a clean break. Henry backs Angle into the corner and he gives a clean break. Henry with a biel to Angle, but Angle goes for Henry’s leg. Henry shakes Angle off. Angle with a forearm to Henry’s neck followed by punches and a European uppercut. Henry with a punch to Angle, but Angle with a kick as he comes off the ropes. Angle clips Henry’s knee and then drops elbows to the knee and then he grapevines the leg. Angle continues to work on the leg, but Henry powers off. Angle with European uppercuts, but Henry punches Angle. Angle with a cross body, but Henry catches Angle and slams him and gets a two count. Henry chokes Angle and then chokes him in the corner with his boot. Angle with a kick to Henry’s leg, but Henry with a rake of the eyes. Henry punches Angle in the head and then chokes him in the ropes. Henry stands on Angle’s chest while the ref counts. Henry with a forearm to Angle’s back, but Angle blocks a punch and he responds with punches of his own. Angle comes off the ropes, but he runs into Henry and goes down. Henry with a two count. Henry throws Angle out of the ring to the floor. Henry with a head butt to Angle and then he runs Angle’s back into the ringside barrier. Angle slams Henry’s head into the ring steps and Angle returns to the ring. Angle goes to the apron and he tries for a double sledge from the apron, but Henry catches him and runs Angle’s back into the apron. Henry rolls Angle back into the ring and he gets a two count. Henry with a bear hug on Angle. Angle tries to escape, but Henry is able to hold on. Angle tries for another hip toss, but Henry is able to hold on one more time. The ref checks Angle’s arm, but he is able to keep it up after it goes down two times. Angle with a hip toss to escape. Angle punches Henry followed by a European uppercut. Henry with an Irish whip, but he charges into an elbow. Henry gets Angle up, but Angle escapes and he hits a German suplex. Angle with kicks to Henry’s head and chest and then he punches Henry in the head. The straps are down and Angle yells at the ref. Henry with a splash that knocks Angle and the referee down. Henry pulls Angle into the center of the ring and Henry misses the splash. Angle puts Henry in the ankle lock and from out of nowhere; Randy Orton comes out and attacks Angle. Rey comes out and he hits a springboard senton on Angle when Orton moves out of the way. Henry throws Rey out of the ring and Henry hits a splash for the three count.

Winner: Mark Henry

After the match, Rey comes back into the ring and explains what happened to Angle. Angle yells at Rey and then he pushes Rey down. Angle yells at Orton and that allows Rey to hit a drop kick followed by a 619 on Angle. Angle gets up in the ring while Orton gets a good chuckle at what just happened. We go to credits.

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