Lesnar vs. Angle vs. Large Present, plus Cena, Sable, Rey Jr., Billy Gunn, Zach Gowen, Matt Hardy, Undertaker

John Cena (picture credit score Wade Keller © PWTorch)


The next report was initially printed 20 years in the past this week on PWTorch.com…

WWE Smackdown home present report
August 11, 2003
Kansas Metropolis, Mo. on the Kemper Area
Report by John C. Sutton III, PWTorch.com reader

The Kemper Area was about a 3rd full with a little bit over 5,000 in attendance (it holds round 15,000.) Despite the fact that the attendance wasn’t as much as the extent it has been at previous occasions in Kansas Metropolis, the gang remained sizzling from starting to finish, and all of the wrestlers placed on an fulfilling present with respectable match high quality.

(1) Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Matt Hardy and Nunzio in a Triple Menace Match to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Title. A sizzling opener, which actually ignited the Kansas Metropolis crowd. The match was initially promoted as Rey Mysterio Jr. taking over Matt Hardy and Billy Kidman. Early on, Hardy tried to strike a cope with Mysterio to have Nunzio as the primary goal for assault, however these plans rapidly fell aside. With Nunzio on the surface, Mysterio was capable of nail Hardy with the 619, adopted by the West Coast Pop for the win.

(2) Billy Gunn defeated Sean O’Haire Nothing particular. Sean O’Haire dominated a lot of the match offensively, and the gang popped fairly good for the inevitable Billy Gunn comeback. Gunn picked up the win with the Fameasser. After the match, Gunn flashed his bottom to the delight of manner too many within the crowd.Only a aspect observe, O’Haire is HUGE in individual.

(3) Zach Gowan & Spanky defeated The Basham Brothers (w/Shaniqua). Zach Gowan was over large time with the gang, and I used to be very impressed by his in ring talents. Zach Gowen had unbelievable response from the gang which makes me imagine his handicap is simply thought of second to his means. I additionally imagine with the lackluster tag workforce scene within the Smackdown model, they ought to contemplate making Zach Gowan and Spanky an official tag workforce. The high-flying nature and Zach’s crowd momentum proper now might actually get Spanky over and supply a a lot wanted spark to the tag workforce division. Zach picked up the victory with a moonsault off the highest rope onto one of many Basham Brothers.Shaniqua punished the Bashams after the match.

(4) John Cena defeated Orlando Jordan. John Cena started issues spitting some Thuganomics to the gang and ragging on the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. John Cena obtained main warmth, however sadly that was the one response this match obtained as Orlando Jordan’s offense killed the gang.Orlando wants one thing fast earlier than he will get buried within the roster. Fortunately, Cena ended this one early with the FU.

(5) The World’s Best Tag Group (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas) defeated The APA to retain the WWE World Tag Group Titles. The APA performed to the gang effectively, serving to to garner extra warmth for Benjamin & Haas. Respectable match, with nothing noteworthy. With Bradshaw on the surface, Benjamin missed with an excellent kick to Faarooq, barely grazing his again. But, it seemed to be sufficient as Haas rolled Faarooq up for the win. The World’s Best Tag Group continued a beat down on Faarooq after the match, solely to endure a Clothesline From Hell from Bradshaw. The APA then posed within the ring with the Tag Titles earlier than heading to the again.I did handle to attain a excessive 5 from Faarooq.

(6) Eddie Guerrero defeated Tajiri to retain the WWE United States Championship. Whereas attempting each soiled trick within the ebook, Eddie Guerrero remained over with the gang. Match was very sluggish paced, with plenty of technical mat work between the 2. Tajiri nailed Eddie with a few stiff kicks, which the gang popped for, however in contrast to Des Moines, there can be no title adjustments in Kansas Metropolis. Eddie picked up the victory following a low blow.

(7) Chris Benoit defeated Rhyno in a Submissions Match. One other match which centered extra on technical in ring work and produced the perfect match of the night. Eddie Guerrero interfered mid-way by the match, however Tajiri quickly adopted to even issues up.Tajiri blew the inexperienced mist in Rhyno’s face. Benoit ultimately bought Rhyno to faucet out to the Crippler Crossface for the victory.

(8) Undertaker defeated A-Prepare. The Undertaker was over big. The Undertaker additionally carried out a few of his old fashioned strikes from his heyday because the Lifeless Man to the delight of the gang. Halfway by the match, the referee took a thunderous clothesline from A-Prepare and virtually landed squarely on his head.A-Prepare hit an outdated Baldo Bomb, however Taker kicked out. Ultimately, A-Prepare introduced a metal chair into the ring, however obtained a boot from Undertaker into the chair and into A-Prepare’s face. Taker adopted it up with a chokeslam and the pin.

(9) Sable defeated Daybreak Marie and Nidia in a WWE Divas Bikini Contest. Funaki was the particular visitor MC for the competition . The gang was hype for this contest.Nidia disrobed first, dancing solely how Nidia can dance. It didn’t draw any warmth, it simply didn’t draw any pops. Daybreak Marie was subsequent and was undoubtedly the most well liked of the three ladies tonight. Funaki tried to maneuver on to Sable, however Daybreak stated she wasn’t completed but. She then proceeded to offer Funaki a lap dance within the nook. Sable was up subsequent and, whereas additionally trying actually good, was not as over with the gang as Daybreak Marie. When it got here time to announce the winner, Nidia stored wetting herself and everybody else with a fan sprayer water bottle.Daybreak was completely the winner however you know the way it goes.

(10) Kurt Angle defeated The Large Present and Brock Lesnar in a Triple Menace Match to retain the WWE Title. The Large Present, who performed collegiate basketball for the Wichita State Shockers, was effectively obtained by the gang, however actually performed the heel in opposition to Lesnar and Angle. Lesnar hit Angle with the F-5, however solely picked up a two depend as Large Present interfered. Lesnar then hit Large Present with the F-5, however as soon as once more solely obtained a two depend as Kurt Angle interfered. Angle then reversed one other F-5 try from Lesnar and hit the Angle Slam for the win. After the match, Lesnar and Large Present bought right into a shoving match and Brock ultimately hit Present with an F-5 a lot to the delight of the gang.

Greatest Pops

(1) Daybreak Marie
(2) The Undertaker
(3) Brock Lesnar
(4) Zach Gowan
(5) The APA

Most Warmth

(1) John Cena
(2) A- Prepare
(3) Worlds Best Tag Group
(4) Matt Hardy
(5) Rhyno

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