**SPOILERS** WWE SmackDown! Taping Results

Ryan Clark

Thanks to the Wrestling Observer for this:

Results from the Smackdown tapings earlier today in Saitama:

Shane McMahon welcomed everyone to the show


Paul London b Akio (who is well known in Japan as Jimmy Yang from All Japan). They gave these guys 13:32

Bob Holly b Rene Dupree with the Alabama slam

Charlie Haas b Spike Dudley with a powerslam


Eddie Guerrero b Kenzo Suzuki with a frog splash in 4:17. Suzuki claimed he was the most popular Japanese athlete in the world, even more than Hideki Matsui. I guess that was his attempt to turn heel

Bashams NC Luther Reigns & Mark Jindrak in a tag title match when Undertaker came out and attacked Reigns & Jindrak (9:34)

Funaki b Chavo Guerrero (7:55) with a DDT. Funaki was super over of course.

John Cena b Orlando Jordan in the WWE title tournament with an FU in 5:01

Torrie Wilson b Hiroko in a kimono bra and panties match

JBL and Big Show did a confrontation promo building up the PPV that everyone knows to skip

Big Show then called out Akebono. He claimed Akebono is the Japanese Big Show but he’s the Big Show all over the world. They went face-to-face but shook hands. Apparently there was a Japanese angle set up out of this as Sadaharu Tanigawa claimed Akebono had breached his contract by being part of a WWE television show, but it’s just an angle

Kurt Angle b Rey Mysterio in 17:13 with an ankle lock. Said to be a great match

Dark match

Undertaker b John Heidenreich in 17:04.

Overall this show was said to have been better received than Raw.

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