WWF Smackdown 9/14/2001
WWF Smackdown! Opener:
WWF Smackdown! opened up live in the arena with Jim Ross on commentary. This is a special Live Edition of the World Wrestling Federation Smackdown!. The fans all chanted “USA, USA” in the arena and Vince was in the ring and he said tonight, the spirit of America lives here in Houston, Texas! On behalf of everyone around the world, they would like to extend their condolences to the victims, the families and friends of the victims of the terrorist acts that occurred on Tuesday in New York City and Washington, D.C. Our Nation’s leaders have encouraged us to return to living our lives the way we normally do. They have encouraged us to return to living our lives the American way. They have encouraged us to practice and exercise our constitutional rights. As such, tonight is the first public assembly of it’s size since Tuesday’s tragedy.
Make no mistake about what and the message this public assembly is sending to terrorism tonight. And that message, quite simply is that we will not live our lives in fear! The citizens of Houston are NOT afraid. The citizens of Texas are indeed not afraid. And by God, the citizens of the United States are not afraid. We are proud of who we are, proud of our nation and damn proud to be Americans. The fans busted out with “USA, USA” chants and Vince McMahon said we will fight. We will fight for our families, we will fight for our rights and we will fight for our great Nation. America’s heart has been wounded, but her spirit shines as a beacon of freedom. A beacon of freedom that never has been nor ever will be extinguished. The World Wrestling Federation would like to thank each and every one of the fans in the Compaq Center tonight. The World Wrestling Federation would like to thank each and every one of the fans watching on Television. Thank you for the honor and privilege of performing before you here tonight.
Vince got out of the ring and the WWF Smackdown! opening video kicked off the show. Jim Ross and Paul Heyman were at ringside for tonight’s event and the World Wrestling Federation and Alliance Superstars made their way out into the arena. The Superstars all lined up and filled up the ramp and staging area as some of them looked to be very emotional going into tonight’s show. Howard Finkel asked everyone to rise for the singing of our National Anthem. Lilian Garcia sang the National Anthem from the ring and everyone in that arena was on their feet. After Lilian finished, the fans all chanted “USA, USA!” and Jim Ross said that it’s been an emotional night and week for all Americans, and they’ll be back, with action. Right after this time out. For the record, the wrestlers who came out on the stage was just about everyone under contract to WWFE. I don’t know if the Undertaker was there or not, but he might be out with the injury. Stone Cold, The Rock, Booker T, The Big Show, Chuck Palumbo, Kane were all there.
Edge said that he was actually contemplating whether to do this or not, because he doesn’t know if all of the fans really care what Edge, better yet Adam Copeland has to say about this. What can be said? He also contemplated whether this show is the right thing to do, and he thought that the right thing to do would be to bring smiles to the faces of everyone out there. This can’t be forgotten and never will be. This show was the right thing to do and Edge would like to send his prayers out there to all of those affected.
Ricky Santana, WWF Agent:
Ricky Santana, WWF Agent sent out his condolences. He said that people have asked him if he’s mad, and you’re damn right he’s mad. He’s not going to hide his head and live in fear. He would like to commemorate the great fans of Houston for showing Patriotism and commend the WWF for being the first to step up. Ricky got emotional and he said to his loving wife and family, everything is going to be okay and Dad’s coming home.
Referee: Michael Chiota
The Hardy Boyz vs. Hurricane Helms and Lance Storm
The music of the Hardy Boyz hit in the arena and they made their way to the ring with Lita for a tag team contest. The opponents of the Hardy Boyz are Hurricane Helms and Lance Storm and they made their way to the ring along with Ivory. The match started off with Helms against Matt Hardy and Helms took Hardy down with a fireman carry take down. Hardy got Helms in a side head lock and Hardy whipped Helms off the ropes and Helms came back with a shoulder block. Matt Hardy then took Helms down with a hip lock and then Lance Storm got in the ring and attacked Matt from behind. Jeff got in the ring as well and all four men went at it. Matt rolled Helms up in a pin for a two count and then Jeff tossed Lance to the outside of the ring. The Hardys double teamed Hurricane Helms in the ring and then Lance tripped Matt Hardy. Helms made the tag and then the two double teamed Matt Hardy. Storm whipped Matt Hardy off the ropes and then he hit him with a drop kick and made the tag to Hurricane Helms.
Lance Storm gave Matt Hardy a body slam and Hurricane Helms got his cape and put it on and he went to the top rope and came off with a high cross body and then a pin for a two count. Helms took his cape off and then he went for a piledriver on Matt but Matt got out of it and he got a side Russian leg sweep on Hurricane Helms. Both men made the tag and Jeff Hardy went to work on both Lance Storm and Hurricane Helms. The Hardy Boyz hit Hurricane Helms with the Poetry in Motion and then they went to hit Storm but Storm moved and then Matt went for the Twist of Fate but Lance got out of it and Helms got a super kick on Matt. Helms knocked Jeff down from the apron as Lance pinned Matt Hardy for a two count. Hurricane Helms jumped over the top rope onto Jeff Hardy and then Lita hit the Hurricanrana on Helms on the outside of the ring! Matt Hardy hit Lance Storm with the Twist of Fate and then Jeff Hardy came off the top rope with the swanton bomb and then a pin for the three count to get the win!
Winners – the Hardy Boyz
Terri said that she thinks what hit her the strongest was coming from the angle and the spirit of a mother. She has a beautiful child at home. To think about all of the children who will not have their mommies and daddies, grandparents, brothers and sisters, just from the whole human aspect, it breaks her heart that this could happen. In the name of what?
The Rock spoke about this, and he said that he can’t fathom or comprehend the pain, suffering and anguish that the families and friends of the victims are going through. The workers working diligently 24 hours a day, sifting through the rubble and looking for any sign of life is difficult to talk about this. The Rock said that he couldn’t imagine what it must be like to be there. He couldn’t imagine what it would be like if his own family was there. He offered his condolences and said that everybody is in his heart and prayers. The Rock said to everyone out there, again to the family and friends of the victims and everyone involved is to just stay strong.
Jim McIngvale, a friend of the WWF:
Jim McIngvale from Houston said that he would like to tell all of the families across the United States that our prayers are with them. However, they are also here to celebrate the incredible freedom that they have in this country. Jim thanked Vince McMahon for getting the ball rolling again, and he’s glad the WWF is back in Houston, so we can enjoy our freedoms.
Non Title Match
Referee: Jack Doan
Spike Dudley vs. Rob Van Dam (c)
The World Wrestling Federation Hardcore Champion, Rob Van Dam made his way to the ring for a one on one match against Spike Dudley. Molly Holly came to the ring with Spike Dudley and the match started off with a kick to the mid section by RVD. RVD gave Spike some forearms and then some kicks to the chest and then to the head and then a heel kick to knock him down. RVD pointed to himself and the fans were well behind him and Spike took RVD down and then he gave him a drop kick and a hurricanrana to the outside of the ring. Spike ran off the apron and he jumped at RVD but RVD caught him and RVD placed Spike on the security wall and then RVD came off the ring apron with a spin kick on Spike Dudley.
RVD then pinned Spike Dudley on the outside of the ring for a two count, as it seems this is a Hardcore Match. Rob Van Dam rolled Spike Dudley back into the ring and then he got a steel chair and he brought it into the ring. RVD hit Spike and then Spike gave RVD some forearms. RVD picked Spike up and Spike got a victory roll on RVD and then a pin for a two count. RVD whipped Spike off the ropes and Spike hopped over RVD. RVD went for a moonsault but Spike moved and he picked up the chair and kicked it right into the face of Spike Dudley! The fans went nuts for RVD as he posed and then pointed to himself. RVD then went to the top rope and he came off with the Five Star Frog Splash on Spike Dudley and then he pinned him for a three count to get the win!
Winner, the WWF Hardcore Champion, Rob Van Dam
Chris Jericho said to be quite honest, he would like to be in NYC to help go through the rubble. Since he can’t be, maybe they can learn from this, to be a more peaceful race. One thing that we learned is that we never know what is going to happen tomorrow, or the next 10 minutes. Tonight, hug your loved one a little harder or give them an extra kiss. Be nicer.
Michael Hayes said that Americans aren’t perfect people, and we never claimed that, but we are good people. The people that did this are evil people and it has put some things into perspective. The things that we used to read in History books that seemed like stories, you really feel how real it is and how so many women and men have fought and died for freedom and that’s something that will never stop in this country, because we are Americans and we will fight and die for our freedom. It brings to mind two sayings: United We Stand, Divided We Fall. We haven’t fallen, and we are more united than we will ever be. The second is: Be careful what you ask for, because you might just get it. Michael personally can’t wait to see those responsible get it.
Shawn said that all he can say is that his heart and prayers go out to the families and friends. This is the time for America to come together and be stronger. When this all clears, Shawn thinks that we’ll over come it and we’ll be a stronger Nation.
Lita said that she doesn’t know what to say. This is so evil and she tries to delve below. She has sadness, anger, fear and helplessness going through her. Who would do something like this? Why? What were they trying to accomplish? They don’t understand. They start to get the suspects and motives for an event like this, but what does this solve? It doesn’t change anything that has happened. Lita has watched the TV ever since Tuesday morning and the only thing that has changed is it’s become more of a reality. Lita has never felt anything like this, personally or on a National level. She would never have what it takes to say that she knows what to do during something like this. Whenever she has a problem, it begins with stopping everything and taking a deep breath. Lita hopes that tonight’s entertainment can help get the fans’ mind off of things.
Referee: Charles Robinson
Christian vs. Chris Jericho
In the arena, Christian’s music hit and he made his way to the ring for a one on one match against Chris Jericho. Christian got in the ring and he got on the mic and said greetings to all of his fans in Houston. Now he knows what they are all thinking, was that not the greatest entrance they have ever seen? The fans gave it a positive reaction and Christian said it was literally raining goldage, which is so appropriate, because soon, he will have gold of his own when he wins a certain title. A certain Intercontinental…Chris Jericho’s music hit to shut Christian up and the fans went nuts! The fans chanted “Y2J, Y2J” and Chris said that he knows what all of these people are thinking. They are thinking, junior, would you please shut the hell up! But as far as Christian’s ring entrance goes.
It’s pretty cool. It’s just like a real life Opera. What a great Opera song he has. He likes the lyrics. Christian, Christian! The jackass of the year! But no one is going to remember Christian’s entrance tonight, but they will remember his exit. Christian! When he leaves the ring after receiving a Y2J beating that he will never e-e-ever forget agayn! Chris Jericho stormed to the ring and he knocked Christian down with a flying forearm and then he backed him into the corner and chopped away on him. Chris Jericho went for the Walls of Jericho in the early goings and Christian fought out of it. Chris kicked Christian in the face and then he went for a clothesline but Christian slammed Chris Jericho’s shoulder into the ring post. Christian then yanked away on Chris Jericho and then he took him down with an arm bar take down. Christian pinned Chris Jericho for a two count.
Christian then twisted the arm of Chris Jericho and he hammered away on it and then Chris Jericho gave Christian a flap jack as he came off the ropes. The referee started the count and the fans chanted for Y2J. Christian and Jericho got back to their feet and they exchanged blows. Christian whipped Jericho off the ropes and Jericho came back with a shoulder block to knock Christian down. Chris Jericho hit Christian with a back brain kick and then he gave him a bulldog take down and then he went for the lionsault but Christian got his knees up. Wow, I just noticed that they have the red, white, and blue ropes back for tonight’s action. Christian took Chris Jericho down and then he pinned him for a two count. Christian got angry, because he thought he had a three count and then Chris Jericho rolled Christian up from behind and he got a pin for a three count to get the win!
Winner – Chris Jericho
Kanyon said that his cousins are New York City cops. They have been part of the rescue effort and he’s very proud of them and all of the people of New York City, the way they have dealt with this. They have come together and they are giving blood and volunteering. More than anything else at this time, Kanyon is just proud of his country.
Tazz said that besides the Pentagon and the plane in Pittsburgh, and the bomb scares in NY, it’s scary for him to be this far from his family. His wife and son, he’s just worried, because of all of the bomb scares. He wants to be there to protect them. He has to do what he has to do. He misses his son, and these people who are responsible for this, they are going to pay and they are going to pay hard. He doesn’t know who it was, but somebody said we are going to bring them to justice. That’s a load of crap. Don’t bring them to justice. Bring them down to their knees until they aren’t breathing. Tazz doesn’t know when he’s going home, but New York is his home and he can’t wait to go home. He doesn’t know what home looks like now.
Torrie Wilson said she would like to give her heart felt condolences to those who have lost a family member or a loved one in this terrible tragedy. Torrie said her heart goes out to all of them.
Helms paid his respect to all of those who have gone out of their way to help a fellow human. Because the people that did this, they are less than human. The people that helped and tried to fight against it, they proved to the world that they are more than that.
Bubba Ray Dudley:
Bubba said that there’s an old saying: That which does not kill us, makes us stronger. Many died, but you can’t kill America and our spirit. Somebody is going to pay for this, and he hopes it’s soon.
In ring promo:
The Rock’s music hit in the arena and he made his way to the ring as the WCW Heavyweight Champion and the fans went nuts! The Rock got in the ring and he said “Finally, The Rock has come back to Houston!” Now seeing as this is a very special night and The Rock has come to Houston to have a GREAT time, and seeing as we are Live, Live, Live on The Rock’s show. Live on Smackdown!. The Rock is issuing a challenge to anybody in the back who wants to go one on one with the Great One. Who wants to go one on one with the Great One and get a piece of The Rock. Shawn Stasiak’s music hit and he made his way out along with Stacy Keibler and he stormed into the ring and charged at The Rock, but The Rock stepped out of the way and Shawn went flying to the outside of the ring. The Rock then said that if there is anybody out there who wants a shot at The Rock, come on out right now.
Shawn Stasiak started to leave and he stormed back to the ring, only to get tossed to the outside of the ring by The Rock. Shawn got extremely angry and The Rock said before The Rock was so rudely interrupted, one more time, if there is anyone, and The Rock means anyone back there who wants a shot at The Rock, come out and go one on one with the Great One! Shawn started to leave again, but then he turned back and stormed to the ring. The Rock yelled at him, telling him to stop. The Rock asked Shawn what is the matter with you? What are you doing? Every single week, The Rock sees him knocking himself out. Tonight, he comes running down twice, and twice, he went flying over the top rope. Does he like that? Huh? No, he doesn’t. Does it feel good to get thrown over the top rope? No, it doesn’t. It’s embarrassing, isn’t it? And, it probably hurts. So now listen, relax. The Rock and Shawn Stasiak can relax and talk like adults and talk about something that everybody enjoys.
Let’s talk about Pie. The Rock then asked Shawn Stasiak if he likes the Pie. Shawn said absolutely not. He hates Pie! The fans booed Stasiak and The Rock said that everybody knows that The Rock likes Pie. Houston, Texas loves that Pie! And Shawn says that he doesn’t like Pie? So dare The Rock say it? He doesn’t like that Strudel, does he? The Rock then turned towards Stacy and asked her if she likes the people’s…Stacy nodded and The Rock said to let him get it out! Hold on. One more time, does she like the people’s strudel? Stacy nodded and smiled and Shawn said excuse me, he wants his WCW Title shot, NOW. The fans booed and The Rock said oh he is going to get his WCW Title shot, now. The Rock said that the WCW Title means everything to The Rock. But before they officially begin, why not shake The Rock’s hand and then they’ll have the WCW Title match, tonight.
World Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Championship Match
Referee: Nick Patrick
Shawn Stasiak vs. The Rock (c)
Shawn Stasiak shook The Rock’s hand and The Rock said now, let The Rock officially welcome him to the Lonestar State. The Rock gave Shawn Stasiak the Rock Bottom and then he pinned him for a three count to get the win and retain the Championship!
Winner and still WCW Heavyweight Champion, The Rock
Debra said that she’s not really good at doing stuff like this, but she comes from a family where all three of her brothers were in the armed forces. She was raised to be a fighter and stand up for what you believe in. What has happened has been unbelievable. It’s ripped her heart out. How dare they do this to Americans. She’s still in shock from watching it on TV. It was like a dream, it was horrible. Debra has lost a lot of loved ones in her life and she feels so bad for the people in New York for what they are going through. Especially for the ones that don’t know where their loved ones are. Debra’s heart goes out for everyone that has lost loved ones and everyone that has been a victim in this. In a way, we have all been victims. How dare they do this to Americans, and she can’t wait until we pay these people back.
Hugh Morrus said that he has a brother back there right now. He’s a fireman and they are finding guys alive. Some dead. They call the WWF Superstars role models and heroes, but what they are watching on TV is heroes, putting their lives on the line. What is happening makes Hugh sick. When you talk about role models to your kids, sit them down in front of the TV and instead of watching the WWF, explain what a real role model is. Teach them about America and that’s pretty much it.
Ivory said first of all, she just wants to send out our prayers from everyone at the WWF. The talent, the crew, the creative staff and the McMahon family. They want to send their prayers out to the victims of this tragedy, to the families of those who perished and everyone. Ivory wants to speak to the young Americans of our country. The children. Ivory doesn’t want them to be afraid and she doesn’t want them to be judgmental. She just wants the children to know that there are far more good people in this country and in this world than there are bad. America is made up of people of all walks of life and that’s what makes our country so wonderful and free. As a country, we are going to embrace this tragedy. We will embrace it and remember it and it’s devastation and cruelty is what will challenge all of us to become a more stronger and connected human race.
Bradshaw said that he has heard and seen of cowardly acts before. Some maniac has attacked America, all because of some religious belief or some other motive? These people had NOTHING to do with them. They are running a show tonight, to show that you cannot break or bend the fiber, the backbone of the United States of America. There are going to be some critics that wonder why they run this show. For them: GO TO HELL. They are doing this show to show their love for America. Bradshaw said that if he had to, he would give his life for this great country. George W was one of the greatest Governors of the State of Texas. It’s time that he will become a great President. The guys out there, they are going to find their asses and make their country into a stinking parking lot.
Referee: Teddy Long
The X-Factor vs. the APA
The music of X-Factor hit and they made their way to the ring for a tag team match against the APA! X-Pac started it off in the ring against Faarooq and Faarooq kicked X-Pac in the mid section and then he hammered away on him to start it off. Faarooq whipped X-Pac into the corner and then he gave him a back breaker out of the corner. The fans chanted “X-Pac sucks!” and Faarooq knocked X-Pac down and then X-Pac knocked Faarooq down with a heel kick and then he hit Bradshaw. Faarooq made the tag to Bradshaw and X-Pac tagged Albert into the ring. The two locked it up in the center of the ring and Bradshaw backed Albert into the ropes and hammered away on him. Bradshaw gave Albert a hard shot to the back and Albert didn’t seem to get hurt by it. Albert talked trash and then Bradshaw knocked Albert down with a big boot and then he went to work on X-Pac.
Albert whipped Bradshaw into the corner and then he knocked him down and he went to the second rope for a Vader bomb but Bradshaw moved out of the way. Bradshaw made the tag to Faarooq and he pinned Albert for a two count after a slam. Albert whipped Faarooq off the ropes and he gave him a big boot and then he made the tag to X-Pac. X-Pac got in the ring and kicked away on Faarooq in the corner. X-Pac went for the bronco buster but Faarooq stood up and gave him a spinebuster and then he made the tag to Bradshaw. Bradshaw got in the ring and went to work on both X-Factor members and then Bradshaw caught X-Pac and gave him a fall away slam. Bradshaw pinned X-Pac for a one count, because Albert tried to break it up, but he hit X-Pac. Bradshaw went off the ropes and he hit X-Pac with the Clothesline from Hell and then he pinned him for a three count to get the win.
Winners – the APA
Kurt Angle said that he just wants to say that his heart, thoughts and prayers go to the victims of their families. He’s always wanted to do something special to be considered an American Hero. After winning the Olympic Gold Medals at the Olympics, some would consider him an American Hero. After watching this terrible tragedy, he knows who the real American Heroes are. The policemen, firemen, paramedics and everyone who is helping the victims and their families. They are the true American Heroes. They deserve a Gold Medal. Better yet, they earned the right to be called Americans. It’s true.
Outside of the Arena:
A shot of outside the arena was shown and the flags are flying high for American Patriotism.
Referee: Brian Hebner
The Big Show vs. Booker T
Can you dig it, sucka? The music of Booker T hit in the arena and he made his way to the ring for a one on one contest against The Big Show. The Big Show got a tremendous pop from the crowd and he got in the ring and went for a clothesline but Booker T ducked it and gave The Big Show some right hands. The Big Show backed Booker T into the corner and gave him some knees and a hard chop to the chest. The Big Show whipped Booker T off the ropes and he kicked him in the chest to knock him down to the outside of the ring. The Big Show grabbed Booker T and he picked him up and tossed him onto the security wall. The Big Show rolled Booker T into the ring and then he tried to get back in the ring, but Booker T hammered away on The Big Show as he tried to get in. The Big Show went to whip Booker T off the ropes but Booker T kicked The Big Show in the face. The Big Show gave Booker T two nasty clotheslines and then he tossed him into the corner and then he went for the choke slam.
Booker T gave The Big Show some knees to the mid section to get out of the grip of The Big Show. The Big Show tossed Booker T into the corner and he charged at him and Booker T got a sunset flip on The Big Show but The Big Show sat right down on Booker T. The Big Show picked Booker T up by the throat and he tossed him into the center of the ring. The Big Show charged at Booker T with a kick but Booker T dodged it and The Big Show got hooked up in the ropes. Booker T gave The Big Show a drop kick from the second ropes and then he went off the ropes and knocked The Big Show down with a chop block. Booker T then gave The Big Show the scissors kick and then a pin for a two count! The Big Show tried to get up, but he was hit with another scissors kick. Booker T pinned The Big Show for another two count and then Booker T did a flipping drop kick onto the head of The Big Show. Booker T then pinned The Big Show again, but this time, he got the three count.
Winner – Booker T
Lance Storm said that he spent the better part of the day to come up with the right words. They don’t exist. He’s watched the news. Heard the attack on America. Things like this shouldn’t happen in the US, or even in the world. It’s an attack on the world. Storm isn’t an American, and he doesn’t live in this country, but this effects his life. Every day that he steps on a plane to come to work, from now on, his wife and kids are going to worry about him. Every day that he’s not home to tuck his kids in and kiss his wife goodnight, he’s going to worry about them. Make no mistakes about it, this isn’t an attack on America. It’s an attack on the world and it effects us all. It’s a very sad day that he doesn’t think that he’ll ever forget.
D-Von said when it hits really close to him, it wakes you up to realize that this is very real. People are jealous, because their country is so screwed up right now. They don’t have the freedom that the United States has, so they want to bring everybody else down with them. As people, we need to stick together. If this doesn’t bring us closer, he doesn’t know what will.
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Mike Thornton from Houston, Texas said that this is a great place to live. He would like to thank Vince and the WWF for coming forward to be the first sports group to stand up and say: Hey, we aren’t going to let this change our way of life. We have to get on with living, and that’s what it’s all about. Vince McMahon and the WWF is doing that right now in Houston, Texas.
Referee: Chad Patten
Lita vs. Ivory
Lita’s music hit in the arena and she made her way to the ring for a one on one match against Ivory! The match started off with a lock up and Ivory shoved Lita down to the mat and then she kicked away on her as she was down. The fans chanted for Lita and Lita whipped Ivory into the corner and then she gave her a back body drop. Lita took Ivory down with an arm drag and then a hip toss and then Lita knocked Ivory down with a short clothesline. Lita pinned Ivory for a two count. Ivory raked the eyes of Lita and then she whipped Lita off the ropes and kicked her in the mid section. Ivory gave Lita a face buster and then she pinned her for a two count. Ivory whipped Lita off the ropes and Lita came back with a sunset but Ivory didn’t go down.
Ivory pulled Lita by the hair and then she gave her a knee drop and then a pin for a two count. Ivory got Lita in a reverse chin lock down on the mat and then Lita battled out of it with a whip to the corner and then a roll up from behind and a pin for a two count. Ivory knocked Lita down with a clothesline and then she went back to the reverse chin lock. The referee checked on Lita to see if she was still in the match and she proved it, but Ivory gave Lita a back drop. Lita and Ivory exchanged right hands and then Ivory whipped Lita off the ropes and Lita came back with a head scissors and then she gave Ivory the Twist of Fate and then she took her shirt off and she went to the top rope for the moonsault on Ivory and she hit it and then she pinned her for a three count to get the win!
Winner – Lita
Stacy Keibler said being that she’s only 21, this is something that her generation has only read about in text books in school. We are really getting a reality check right now on what the words compassion and Patriotism mean. She has a new respect for the word freedom. America needs to stick together and stop fighting one another and come together as a whole. Stacy’s thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families across the country.
Stone Cold Steve Austin:
Austin doesn’t have anything to say that’s going to change the world, but he was given the chance to speak. He offers his opinion. What he thinks is that the people who did this are nothing but a bunch of complete cowards. His heart goes out to the loved ones, and tonight, by going back to work for the WWF, it’s the thing to do. It feels strange, and he’s had this bad feeling come over him since this whole thing has happened. As a person, and as a country, we have to shake it. We have to mourn the losses of the people that we knew, but we have to get the gears rolling again. That’s what they are here for tonight. What happened this past Tuesday was the worst thing that Austin has ever seen in his whole life, and he hopes that he never has to see this again, except for the people who did this when they get a payback. They deserve what they have coming to them.
Booker T gave his condolences to everyone who was involved. Everybody who was on the flights, the firemen, policemen…As soon as this happened, they wanted to save someone. It’s tragic. In history, they will always be remembered as heroes. For something like this to happen in America, it’s given everyone uncertainties. Can they go out of their houses? Booker T knows that it’s going to make everyone stronger and pull them together.
Stephanie said a few years ago, some people tried to destroy her family. They attacked her parents reputation and the World Wrestling Federation. They tried to rip them apart, but all they did was make her family stronger. That’s exactly how America feels right now, because on Tuesday, America was attacked, but America is a United Nation, and together, we stand strong. Stephanie is incredibly proud to be an American citizen and she will stand up for her rights and freedom!
Six Man Tag Team Match
Referee: Tim White
The Dudley Boyz and Test vs. Scotty, Tajiri and William Regal
The music of Test hit in the arena and he and the Dudley Boyz made their way to the ring for a six man tag team match against Scotty 2 Hotty, Tajiri and William Regal! Torrie Wilson made her way to the ring with Tajiri and ZZ Top was shown in the crowd as they made their way to the ring. D-Von and Regal started it off and Regal went to work on the arm of D-Von and D-Von countered and then Regal took D-Von down with a drop toe hold. Regal whipped D-Von off the ropes and D-Von came back with a sunset but Regal avoided going down. Regal gave D-Von a knee drop and then he made the tag to a jumping Scotty 2 Hotty. Scotty fell off the apron as he was bouncing around and the fans laughed at him. Scotty got right back up and posed to keep the fans on his side and Regal made the tag to Tajiri. D-Von whipped Tajiri off the ropes and went for a clothesline and Tajiri ducked it and kicked D-Von and then he went to work on D-Von in the corner and then he knocked Bubba Ray Dudley down from the apron. Test knocked Tajiri down and then D-Von tagged Test into the ring.
Test slammed Tajiri’s head into the turnbuckle and then he hammered away on him in the corner. Test whipped Tajiri into the corner and gave him a hard clothesline and then he made the tag to Bubba Ray Dudley. Bubba hammered away on Tajiri and then he chopped him in the corner. Bubba gave Tajiri a body slam and then he went to the corner and he came off the ropes with a senton bomb but Tajiri was able to get out of the way. Bubba and Tajiri made the tags and Scotty got in there with Test and Scotty used his quickness against Test, Bubba and D-Von. Scotty and Bubba went at it and Scotty went off the ropes and Test knocked him down and pulled him to the outside of the ring. Test hammered away on Scotty on the outside of the ring and then Regal got in the ring, only to get a body slam by Regal. D-Von went to the top rope for the head butt, but Tajiri sprayed him in the face with the green mist. Tajiri took Bubba down with the springboard elbow and then Test pulled Tajiri to the outside of the ring. Scotty 2 Hotty gave Bubba Ray Dudley a bulldog and then he went for the Worm and the fans went nuts! Scotty connected with the Worm and Test got right in the ring and gave Scotty the big boot and then a pin for a three count to get the win.
Winners – Test and the Dudley Boyz
Lilian Garcia said that this has been a real roller coaster of a week, especially because she lives in New York City. She has loved ones there, and she’s fortunate and glad that a specific one didn’t get to go to his meeting at 8:30 in the morning. He was to be at the Twin Towers. She thanks God for that, and she still doesn’t know about a lot of her friends. She’s still praying and hoping.
Faarooq said that it’s kind of hard to put into words, and he’s sure that it’s been repeated over and over, but there’s no way you can describe such a horrific act of terrorism and cowardness of what has happened. Faarooq’s heart and best wishes goes out to the families of the lost loved ones in this horrible act. Faarooq knows that the American people will prevail, and it’s time to show these cowards that we mean business.
William Regal said coming from a country that has a threat of terrorism all of the time, you can’t explain the feelings that he has right now of how angry he is of what’s happened, but it’s happened and we’ve got to go on with our lives. It’s great to see that people are rallying around and doing the best they can to help out so that life can continue. That’s basically what it’s all about, that life continues and everybody has to rally around and go on with it. That’s what life’s all about.
Albert said waking up on the morning of Tuesday, September 11th to see the tragedy that took place left a sick feeling in the pit of his stomach. Never before has he seen or heard of something so tragic. He hopes that America can over come this. They pray for the victims and their families and justice will be brought to the cowards that did this. God Bless America and he truly hopes that we can over come this.
Referee: Earl Hebner
Rhyno vs. Kurt Angle
Rhyno’s music hit in the arena and he made his way to the ring for the final match of the night against Kurt Angle. Kurt Angle’s music hit and the fans went NUTS as he came out. Kurt Angle got right in the ring and the match is on! The match started off with a lock up and then a side headlock from Rhyno. Rhyno went off the ropes and knocked Kurt down with a shoulder block and then Kurt came back with a high cross body and a pin for a two count. Rhyno hammered away on Kurt Angle with right hands and then Kurt Angle whipped Rhyno off the ropes and then he tossed him right to the outside of the ring. Kurt Angle went after Rhyno on the outside of the ring and he slammed him into the security wall. Kurt rolled Rhyno into the ring and chopped him across the chest a number of times. Rhyno whipped Kurt into the corner and then he gave him a hard shoulder block and then a knee drop to the back of the head, against the ropes. Kurt battled back with some right hands and Rhyno got Kurt Angle on his shoulders and he gave him an air plane spin into a face buster and then a pin for a two count. Rhyno got Kurt Angle in a reverse chin lock and Kurt Angle battled out of it with some right hands and the fans were well behind Kurt Angle.
Kurt rolled Rhyno up in a pin for a two count and then Rhyno got Kurt in a belly to belly suplex and then he went to the corner for the Gore but Kurt Angle side stepped it and Rhyno went into the turnbuckle. Angle went for the Angle Slam but Rhyno countered it. Both men knocked each other down and both men got up and Kurt gave Rhyno some right hands and then Rhyno whipped Kurt off the ropes and Kurt came back with a flying forearm to knock Rhyno down. Rhyno went for another belly to belly suplex but Kurt countered it and he got a German suplex and he held onto it and gave him another, and then he went for a third but Rhyno tried to fight out of it. Rhyno turned around and Kurt Angle gave him a belly to belly over the head suplex and then a pin for a two count. Kurt Angle gave Rhyno some right hands and then Rhyno gave Kurt Angle a nasty spinebuster and then he got up and went to the corner and waited for Kurt to get up. Rhyno gave Kurt Angle the Gore and then Rhyno pinned Kurt Angle, but he only got a two count! Rhyno hammered away on Kurt as he was down on the mat and then Kurt gave Rhyno some right hands to fight back. Kurt Angle gave Rhyno the Angle Slam and then he pined him for a three count to get the win!
Winner – Kurt Angle
The Aftermath: After the match, the fans went nuts for Kurt Angle and Kurt got the mic and he started up a “USA, USA!” chant with the fans as WWF Smackdown! went off the air.