July 31, 2003
The new WWE Champion was at SmackDown! to celebrate his
fourth reign at the top. Of Angle's four WWE Championship runs,
he claims that this one is far and away his favorite because he
wasn't sure if he was going to be able to get in the ring again
after WrestleMania, let alone win the title.
Before Angle could go any further, his friend Brock Lesnar
hit the ring. Lesnar accepted the defeat, but challenged Angle
for the title soon after.
Enter Mr. McMahon. According to McMahon, Angle went to Vince
and pleaded to him not to give Lesnar a re-match. Angle heartily
denies the statement. McMahon goes forward with naming an
alternative match nonetheless. Rather than Lesnar vs. Angle, Mr.
McMahon teamed the two powerhouses together to take on a team of
his choosing. That team was Big Show and A-Train, which Lesnar
and Angle went on to defeat.
After the match, however, Mr. McMahon came to ringside to
tell Lesnar he was scheduled for a match next week on SmackDown!
against him, Mr. McMahon... in steel cage!
Also on SmackDown!, Torrie's night of passionate sex with
Jamie Noble turned naughty when Billy Gunn entered the picture.
By the end of the night, it was Torrie, Noble, Billy and Nidia
all sharing the same bed.
Rey Mysterio defeated one-half of
the WWE Tag Team Champions, Shelton Benjamin, via pinfall.
Chris Benoit defeated Doink the Clown.
U.S. Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Tajiri.
Shannon Moore defeated Zach Gowen.
John Cena defeated Orlando Jordan.
WWE Champion Kurt Angle & Brock Lesnar
defeated Big Show & A-Train.