WWF Smackdown 8/23/2001

Smackdown by Sonny de Peso
August 23, 2001
Denver, Colorado

Live Smackdown starts with Cole and Tazz telling us what the main event will
be and it will the Rock and APA vs

Match 1. Rob Van Dam of the ECW/WCW alliance (C) vs Jeff Hardy of the WWF for
the Hardcore Title

RVD came out first. Jeff Hardy came out last. Bell sounds. Jeff takes control
but RVD kicks out at two. Back and forth pins by both. RVD whips Jeff into
the corner and is kicking Jeff in the kidneys. Jeff reverses and attacks
RVD’s knee. To the outside and Jeff goes under the ring and came out with
weapons. Jeff is know working on RVD’s knee and Jeff has a broom and connects
it on RVD’s back. RVD reverses and is working on Jeff’s back in the corner.
RVD whips Jeff into the corner and has a steel chair and monkey whips Jeff
onto the chair from the corner to the middle of the ring. RVD is steal
working on Jeff’s back. RVD sets Jeff on the top rope and has a table setup
outside the ring and RVD attempts to put Jeff through the table but Jeff hits
a huranncarana. Jeff goes back under the ring and took out a 20 foot ladder.
RVD is leaping and Jeff sets RVD on the table outside the ring and jumps off
the ladder and CONNECTS WITH THE SWANTON BOMB through the table. The ref
calls for help because Jeff is down on the ground and a granny and help came
down but Raven came down to the ring and is attacking his fellow alliance
member RVD. Raven has control.

Stephanie came down to the ring and is telling them shake hands but Raven
attacked RVD. Austin music hits the arena and he came down to the ring and
tells them we are supposed to be a team not against eachother. Austin told
RVD to shut up and says that the alliance will not die in front of eyes and
Angle will not make the alliance break up and told them to be respectful
alliance members and get to the back. Austin talked about Angle and Stephanie
took the mic and said that the alliance respect you and the fans do also.

Jericho’s music hits the arena and Jericho came out to the ramp to a great
ovation and says to Stephanie please shut the hell up and Jericho wants the
clip of Stephanie on Raw singing. He says he would rather have Debra’s
cookies then hear you sing. He sings a song for Stephanie and makes fun of
her saying she is a JACKASS. Jericho wants another clip shown from Raw and
the clip shows is Austin telling Tazz to take his own shirt off and Angle’s
music hits the arena and he came out and spread milk all over the alliance
and Austin. Jericho then says he wants a title shot tonight vs Austin and
Austin says you want a title shot here tonight on Smackdown but Austin said
not tonight but you have a match tonight and it will be against me but not
for the WWF title.CROWD STARTS CHEATING AUSTIN SUCKS. Jericho said I do have
a match vs Stone Cold tonight but not for the WWF championship and Austin
said right and Jericho said when I win the non title match tonight I will be
the new number one contender for the WWF title. Jericho said that the fans
will start yelling mow because Austin’s new found love of milk.

Match 2. Dudley Boyz of the ECW/WCW alliance vs Big Show and Billy Gunn of
the WWF

Dudleys of the ECW/WCW alliance came out first. Billy Gunn and the Big Show
came out last. Match start quickly and Gunn and D Von start. Clothesline by D
Von and a low blow kick to Gunn. Tag to Buh Buh and a big chop by Buh Buh in
the corner to Gunn. Tag to D Von and delivers a leg drop but only got a two
count. Tag to Buh Buh but Gunn delivers a ddt and tags Show. Show with
clotheslines everywhere and Show is going to the top rope but missed the
elbow drop because D Von moved out of the way. Doubleteam flapjack by the
Dudleys. Dudleys go for a 3D on the Big Show but Show reverses and delivers
the ShowStopper ( chokeslam ) for the three count victory for the WWF.

Winners: Big Show and Billy Gunn of the WWF

Tonight on Smackdown it will be Ivory of the ECW/WCW alliance vs Lita of the
WWF.

Rock has just arrived at the arena and someone that worked there walked by
and the Rock said are you new and the guy seemed scared of the Rock.

Rock and APA are talking about there 6 man tag match vs Test, Rhyno, and
Booker T tonight on Smackdown.

Edge and Christian were talking and Edge said I know away for you to walk
away with the a title here tonight on Smackdown.

Match 3. Kurt Angle of the WWF vs Kanyon of the ECW/WCW alliance
Angle of the WWF came out first. Kanyon of the ECW/WCW alliance came out
last. Bell sounds. Tie-up and Angle took Kanyon down to the mat. Kanyon with
a cheap shot in the corner. Crossbody block by Angle but only got a two
count. Angle attempts a belly to belly but Kanyon stops the attempts. Kanyon
is kicking Angle and whips Angle to the ropes but Angle reverses with a
running forearm shot to Kanyon’s face. Belly to Belly by Angle. Angle
attempts a Angleslam but Kanyon reverses. Angle hits the Angleslam and has
the ankle lock on Kanyon for the victory for Angle and the WWF.

Winner is: Kurt Angle of the WWF

Coming up next right after the commercial is the six man match, with Rhyno,
Test and Booker vs APA and the Rock.

Match 4. Rhyno, Test, and Booker T. of the ECW/WCW alliance vs APA and the
Rock of the WWF

Rhyno came out first. Next to come out is Test. Last to come out for the
alliance is Booker T. First to come out for the WWF is the APA. Rock came
out last for the WWF. Bell sounds. Clip is shown of the APA attacking Shane
McMahon at SummerSlam in the Rock vs Booker T. match and Shane hasn’t been
seen since SummerSlam. Rhyno and Faarooq start. Rhyno with a clothesline.
Farooq with a football tackle block and tags Bradshaw. Rhyno with a swinging
neck breaker and tags Test. Bradshaw reverses and has control and tags the
Rock. Rock is kicking Test’s butt but only gets a two count. Test reverses
and tags Rhyno. Rock also reverse and delivers a ddt to Rhyno but Rhyno
kicked out at two. Booker tags in but doesn’t want to get in the ring but the
Rock tosses Booker into the ring but Test, Rhyno and Booker triple team the
Rock. Test picked up the Rock but the Rock punches Test many times and hits a
spinbuster out of nowhere and Booker T and Faarooq both tag in and Faarooq
with his own spinbuster but a member of the alliance team came off the top
rope to stop the pin. Rhyno came out of nowhere with a GORE and Booker
covered Faarooq for the three count victory for the alliance.

After the match, Booker went to the top of the ramp and did the spinarony.

Winners are: Rhyno, Test, and Booker T. of the ECW/WCW alliance

X Pac is at WWF New York and said that at SummerSlam I won my WWF Light
Heavyweight title and I am the first person to hold two titles from both WWF
and WCW.

Regal and Tajiri are talking and Saturn came in the office and Regal gave him
moppy but it wasn’t his moppy and Saturn attacked Tajiri with the fake mop
and he yelled out load MOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPYYYYYY.

Debra is not happy about what Jericho said about her cookies earlier on
Smackdown and said to Austin if you eat one of my cookies I will be happy.

Coming up next after the commercial on Smackdown is Edge and Christian of the
WWF vs Undertaker and Kane of the WWF also and this match will be for
Undertaker and Kane’s WWF tag tiles next on Smackdown.

Match 5. Edge and Christian of the WWF vs Undertaker and Kane (c) of the WWF
for the WWF tag titles

Edge and Christian came out first. BOOM!! Kane out next. BOOM!! Undertaker
came out last. Great ovation for the WCW and WWF tag champs Undertaker and
Kane. Bell sounds. Edge and Undertaker start the match. Elbow by Edge but
Undertaker reverses and covers Edge but only gets a two count. Undertaker to
the top rope and walks the rope and hits his old school move off the ropes.
Tag to Kane. Sidewalk slam by Kane. Christian with a low blow because the ref
was not looking but Kane came back with a boot to the face. Undertaker tags
in. Undertaker with a boot to the face of his own. Edge and Kane fighting
outside the ring and Undertaker hit the LAST RIDE on Christian for the three
count victory for the WWF and Kane and Undertaker retained the WWF tag titles.

Winners are: Kane and Undertaker of the WWF and they remain the WWF tag
champs.

They show the clip of Jeff Hardy coming off the top of the ladder and Cole
and Tazz said that Jeff has bruised ribs.

Watch Tough Enough tonight because Mick Foley will be the guest.

Match 6. Lita of the WWF vs Ivory of the ECW/WCW alliance
Lita came out first. Ivory of the alliance came out last. Bell sounds. Tie-up
and to the corner and they break. Ivory with an armbar but Lita with a
ensirgue out of nowhere. Lita is attacking Ivory but the ref grabbed Lita to
break the attack. Two clotheslines by Lita. Helms to the ring and Lita with a
russian leg sweep and Helms grabbed the rope and Lita went over and hit the
ground the ref didn’t see it. Helms picked up Lita and put her back in the
ring and Ivory covered her for the three count victory for Ivory and the
alliance.

After the match, Matt Hardy came down to the ring and Helms and Ivory ran
like chickens and Matt checked on Lita and Matt kissed Lita. The End.

Winner is: Ivory of the ECW/WCW alliance, with the help of Helms

They show a recap of Angle vs Austin from SummerSlam just 4 days ago and
Angle kicking out of not 1, not 2, but three stunners and they also show Nick
Patrick costing Angle the WWF championship that was in his hands.

RVD and Raven are talking and Raven said he will listen to what Austin said
and after his match vs Jericho tonight on Smackdown I will ask Austin for a
WWF hard-core title shot vs you Rob Van Dam for Raw “Money Night” and RVD
said just go ask him now his locker room is just next door and Raven laughed
and RVD said I will give you a title match anytime you want because I am
everyone’s favorite wrestler ROB VAN DAM and Raven walk away and says I will
see you Monday and RVD said the same thing back to Raven.

Match 7. Stone Cold Steve Austin (c) of the ECW/WCW alliance vs Chris Jericho
of the WWF

Austin came out first /w his wife DEBRA. Regal’s music hits the arena and he
says you are the WWF champion but I make the decisions and this match will be
for the WWF title. Jericho came out last. Bell sounds. Jericho is working on
Austin’s shoulder. Austin reverses and gets a two count. Crossbody block by
Jericho but only got a two count. Jericho is still working on Austin’s
shoulder. Jericho is going for the Walls of Jericho but Austin makes it to
the ropes. Austin tosses Jericho through the ropes. Austin to the outside of
the ring and smashes Jericho’s head off the announce table and the steel
post. Back into the ring Austin delivers a shot to Jericho’s back. Jericho
reverses and is working on Austin’s arm but Austin gets to the ropes. Jericho
has the advantage and the ref wasn’t looking and LOW BLOWED Jericho. Debra is
shown and is holding her cookies. Austin goes for a vertical suplex but
Jericho breaks away. Jericho reverses and is going for the Walls of Jericho
again but of course Austin gets to the ropes. Austin delivers a knee to
Jericho’s chest. Jericho has a arm submission on Austin but of course again
Jericho gets to the ropes. Jericho with a pin but Austin reverses with a pin
of his own and uses the ropes for the three count victory.

Winner is: Austin to retain the WWF title.

Great matches!! I give Smackdown a 8/10