The Rock brings it to Chris Benoit!
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Paul Heyman escorted Brock Lesnar into the ring to kick off
SmackDown! from the KeyArena in Seattle! Heyman recounted
Lesnar's dismantling of Hulk Hogan last week. Heyman said that
Brock's performance was impressive, but that it was just a
stepping stone for the Next Big Thing. Brock took the mic
himself and promised to end The Rock's title reign at
SummerSlam! Rikishi interrupted Brock and strolled into the
ring despite Heyman's repeated warnings.
Rikishi ripped the microphone away from Heyman and said he
would back that ass up and make Brock kiss his phat ass!
Rikishi and Brock came to blows and the Phat Man knocked the
Next Big Thing over the top rope and nearly gave Heyman a
Stink Face. Luckily for Heyman, Brock came to the rescue and
the two backed up the ramp.
Billy, Chuck & Rico def. Shannon Moore, The Hurricane
& Hardcore Holly
With the referee distracted, Billy snuck up behind Shannon
Moore and slammed the newcomer, allowing Chuck to get the
pinfall. Afterwards, Billy, Chuck and Rico ganged up on
Shannon, but Matt Hardy sprinted into the ring and helped
Hurricane and Hardcore Holly clear the ring!
Backstage, Stephanie McMahon reamed out Dawn Marie for
allowing some highly sensitive documents fall into Eric
Bischoff's hands last week. The documents were a contract that
allowed RAW Superstar Rob Van Dam to get a shot at Chris
Benoit and the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam.
Stephanie told Dawn that if she wants to continue working for
her, she needs to dress more professionally and if she screwed
up again Stephanie would fire her.
Matt Hardy told Shannon Moore, Hurricane and Hardcore
backstage that he's glad to see them and they didn't need to
thank him for helping them out. The three exchanged quizzical
looks as Matt left.
During a backstage interview where Kurt Angle talked a lot of
trash about Rey Mysterio to Marc Loyd, Mysterio came up and
challenged Angle to a match at SummerSlam. Mysterio said he
would beat Kurt again and shut him up once and for all. Angle
accepted and repeatedly made fun of Mysterio's size. Angle
then turned around to find Mark Henry looming over him. Henry
called Angle a little man, prompting Angle to question if
Henry's the World's Strongest Man in weightlifting or in body
In Stephanie's office, Chris Benoit told the SmackDown!
General Manager that he would take care of RVD at SummerSlam,
but would first make The Rock tap out once again during their
match later on!