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SmackDown! Results -- 04/03/03
Vince: 'I never lose!'

Hulk Hogan may have walked out of WrestleMania XIX with a win, but it appears that it's Mr. McMahon who's enjoying the last laugh in this heated two-decade old rivalry.

On SmackDown!, the WWE Chairman appeared to accept his defeat graciously by calling Hogan to the ring and shaking his hand. But you can never trust Vince. On his way back up the ramp, he turned and delivered some shocking news to the Hulkster. Vince vowed that Hogan would never wrestle another match. He declared that he would pay Hogan to sit at home for the duration of his contract. Doing so will keep Hogan from ever appearing in front of his Hulkamaniacs and forcing Hulkamania to die a slow, painful death! a red-faced Hogan attempted to get his hands on his nemesis once more, but Vince arranged for a ring of security personnel to guard him. All Hogan could do was get into a limo with his son and Jimmy Hart and drive away from Vince's taunts.

Although one Superstar appears to have departed from WWE, two others are back in. Rowdy Roddy Piper will bring back his famed "Piper's Pit" show starting next week. Plus, the live crowd was visibly shocked when Sable made her way to the ring during Torrie Wilson's coming out party to celebrate her appearance in Playboy Magazine! Sable, the first WWE Diva to appear in Playboy, said many people don't believe there's room on SmackDown! for both her and Torrie. However, Sable thinks the two of them will become good friends. She finished by planting a seductive yet seemingly indecent kiss on Torrie's lips!

Their incredible match at WrestleMania XIX certainly took its toll on Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle. According to SmackDown! General Manager Stephanie McMahon, Angle will miss as much as two months due to neck and knee injuries. Brock Lesnar suffered a severe concussion and will return next week. In the meantime, Stephanie arranged a three week tournament to decide who will face Brock for the title at Backlash. This week, the Undertaker, John Cena, Chris Benoit and Rhyno all advanced to the semifinal round.

Brock has some competition to deal with upon his return, however. Cruiserweight Champion Matt Hardy challenged Lesnar to a Champion vs. Champion Match next week on SmackDown! Will Lesnar take on Mattitude? Tune in to SmackDown! next week to find out!

Match results:
The Undertaker def. Rey Mysterio to advance to the WWE Championship Tournament Semifinals
Brian Kendrick def. Jamie Noble
Chris Benoit def. A-Train to advance to the WWE Championship Tournament Semifinals
John Cena def. Eddie Guerrero to advance to the WWE Championship Tournament Semifinals
Team Angle def. Funaki & Tajiri
Rhyno def. Big Show to advance to the WWE Championship Tournament Semifinals

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