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WWE SMACKDOWN! RESULTS

November 8, 2001
East Rutherford, N.J.
Continental Airlines Arena
Announcers: Michael Cole/Tazz (replaced by Jim Ross)

  1. WCW TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: Dudleyz w/Stacy vs APA w/Jacky.
    • At one point, the Duchess got up on the ring apron to try to distract Bradshaw, but he just smacked her on her butt, knocking her from the apron!
    • Ultimately, the Dudleys would retain their titles, putting Faarooq away with a 3-D!

  2. BACKSTAGE: Stone Cold/Debra - William Regal.
    • Stone Cold Steve Austin and Debra were talking backstage, and Austin was holding some notes he had taken.
    • He said he was looking for information.
    • Commissioner William Regal entered the locker room, and asked why the Rattlesnake had called for him.
    • Austin told Regal to get all the Alliance members, with the exception of Kurt Angle, Booker T and Rob Van Dam.
    • Stone Cold said he had some questions for his fellow Alliance members.

  3. IN THE RING: William Regal & The Alliance - Stone Cold.
    • Led by William Regal, the Alliance made its way to the ring.
    • The commissioner said they had been summoned by Stone Cold, who had something to get off his chest.
    • Regal then called for Austin, who made his way to the ring to a chorus of boos.
    • The members of the Alliance looked at Austin as if they didn't trust him.
    • The Rattlesnake barked for them to back up.
    • He asked Chavo Guerrero Jr. if he had a problem with him, and Chavo said no.
    • Austin listened to his watch, which told him it was time to do some investigating to find out which person in Team Alliance would jump to the World Wrestling Federation.
    • Austin talked about Monday's RAW, when Vince McMahon claimed that Austin would be jumping to the Federation at Survivor Series.
    • His watch then said that it was time for Stone Cold to get back to business.
    • He said it was an issue of trust, and he needed to know if the Alliance members trusted him.
    • Austin didn't like the way Chavo was looking at him, but Chavo told Austin that he trusted him.
    • He then asked Hugh Morrus, who also said that he trusted the Rattlesnake.
    • The Hurricane also said that he trusted Stone Cold, and Austin gave the Hurricane his watch for saying so!
    • Stone Cold didn't like the way Shawn Stasiak was looking at him, but Stasiak said that he trusted the Rattlesnake, as did Billy Kidman.
    • As Austin talked to Kidman, he looked outside the ring to Tazz.
    • He asked if Tazz had been talking trash about him. He challenged Tazz to get in the ring, because he had a question for him.
    • It didn't take long for Tazz to take Austin up on his offer.
    • Tazz asked Austin what was up, and Stone Cold said "the roof."
    • Tazz said he was going to cut Austin off, but Austin said he would cut Tazz off.
    • Tazz said he was going to tell Austin something that no one else in the ring had the guts to tell him, and Austin wouldn't like it.
    • Austin said, "What?" and Tazz said he hadn't stuttered.
    • Austin walked away, and Tazz said, "Hey boss -- I'm over here."
    • Tazz said he was speaking for most of the Alliance when he said that they didn't like him, and that they were sick and tired of being treated like trailer park trash!
    • Tazz talked about Austin's motto of DTA -- Don't Trust Anybody.
    • Tazz said that in his opinion, DTA now stood for "Don't Trust Austin."
    • Stone Cold laughed about what he had just heard, but none of the other Alliance members found it funny.
    • As he walked around again, Tazz again said, "Boss -- I'm over here!"
    • Austin then gave Tazz a Stunner!
    • The Rattlesnake continued to pound on Tazz, and instead of the Alliance helping their leader, they just walked away!
    • Austin tried to get them to stop as they walked away, but they simply walked back to their locker room!
    • Commissioner Regal was the only Alliance member to stay in the ring with Stone Cold.

  4. BACKSTAGE: Lita & Matt Hardy.
    • Lita asked Matt Hardy if he would be her partner for a mixed tag match against Lance Storm and Ivory.
    • He said he couldn't do it, since he had an Intercontinental Championship match against Test -- an opportunity he needed to take.
    • Lita was disappointed, and Matt said he'd try to help.

  5. BACKSTAGE: Stone Cold / Stephanie, Heyman & Shane.
    • Stone Cold complained to Shane McMahon, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley and Paul Heyman that this whole situation was making him sick.
    • He complained that he was stomping a mudhole in a man in the middle of the ring, only to have his fellow Alliance members walk out on him.
    • He said that if none of those men were strong enough to help him beat on Tazz, then none of them were strong enough to jump to the Federation at Survivor Series.
    • According to Austin, that left three suspects -- Rob Van Dam, Booker T and Kurt Angle.
    • Austin said he would get to the bottom of things tonight.
    • He asked Shane to get Booker, Paul to get RVD and Stephanie to get Kurt.

  6. RINGSIDE: Michael Cold & Jim Ross.
    • Jim Ross joined Michael Cole for commentary.

  7. IC TITLE MATCH: Test vs Matt Hardy.
    • Matt thought he had the match won after a second-rope legdrop, but the IC Champion got his foot on the ropes.
    • Matt argued with the referee, and then turned around and was nailed by a big boot to the face.
    • Test then pinned Matt for a successful title def ense.
    • As Test celebrated on the stage after the bout, Edge came out of nowhere and nailed Test with a spear onto the steel!

  8. BACKSTAGE: Stone Cold & Booker T.
    • Stone Cold asked if Booker knew how to breakdance.
    • Booker said yes, and Austin talked about how he used to love to dance when he was a kid.
    • The tone then got serious, as Austin asked Booker about being the man who would jump to the Federation at Survivor Series.
    • Booker said he had been with Austin and with the Alliance since Day 1, and Austin then showed Booker footage from King of the Ring in June -- held at the Continental Airlines Arena -- of Booker attacking the Texas Rattlesnake.
    • He asked Booker if Booker planned on running to the Federation, and Booker said, "Tell me he didn't just say that!"
    • Booker said he had attacked Austin at King of the Ring for the Alliance!
    • He said that the mole was obviously Rob Van Dam -- the man who had been in the limo with Vince McMahon!
    • Shane then interjected, saying that Booker would win the WCW Championship from The Rock on SmackDown!, bringing the title home.
    • As Booker left, Shane told the Rattlesnake that it def initely wasn't Booker who is jumping.

  9. BACKSTAGE: The Rock & Vince McMahon.
    • Footage was shown of The Rock getting his left elbow taped -- the result of an injury suffered thanks to a chairshot from Chris Jericho on RAW.
    • Vince McMahon entered the locker room and looked at Rock's elbow.
    • He said he hoped Rock and Y2J would have put their differences aside on Monday, and wished that it hadn't gotten this personal.
    • He told Rock that he was concerned for Rock.
    • He also said that it was a damn shame that Shane and Stephanie were forcing Rock to def end the WCW Title on SmackDown! in an injured state, saying that it wasn't right.
    • Rock agreed that it wasn't right.
    • Rock also said that Vince's compassion was about as fake as Stephanie's breasts.
    • Vince said he needed to know if Rock was big enough to put his personal differences aside at Survivor Series for the good of Team WWF.
    • Rock said that Vince was right.
    • He said that at Survivor Series, Vince shouldn't worry about him and Jericho.
    • He said that the only thing Vince had to worry about was Jericho surviving, period.

  10. BACKSTAGE: Rob Van Dam & Booker T.
    • Rob Van Dam was stretching backstage when he was approached by Booker T.
    • Booker told RVD about his meeting with Austin, that he told the Rattlesnake that RVD was the mole.
    • RVD thanked Booker for his honesty, and said if he ever had anything bad to say about Booker, he would do it to his face also.
    • Booker told RVD that he was jealous of him, since Booker would soon become the six-time WCW Champion.
    • He told RVD to stay in the back, sucka -- and RVD said that his name wasn't "sucka," it was Rob Van Dam!

  11. WCW TITLE MATCH: The Rock vs Booker T.
    • After a few minutes of action, Booker did the spinerooni, and then went to kick Rock, but instead hit referee Tim White.
    • Rock then nailed Booker with a spinebuster, and was setting up for a People's Elbow when Chris Jericho ran out of the crowd and hit Rock with a bulldog and a Lionsault.
    • It took some time for Booker and the ref to come to, and when Booker finally went for the cover, The Rock kicked out!
    • Rock rallied back with a DDT, only to have Jericho pull him out of the ring.
    • The two slugged it out, with Rock knocking Jericho over the barricade.
    • Back in the ring, Rock trapped Booker in the sharpshooter.
    • Suddenly, Rob Van Dam ran down to the ring and kicked Rock in the face, ending the match in a disqualification.
    • RVD then went up top and nailed Booker T with a Five-Star Frog Splash!
    • As he taunted Booker, Rock snuck up behind RVD and nailed him with a Rock Bottom.
    • Jericho then snuck up behind Rock and nailed him in the head with a steel chair!

  12. BACKSTAGE: Vince McMahon & The Undertaker.
    • Vince McMahon paced backstage, asking himself what Jericho was thinking.
    • The Undertaker entered Vince's locker room, and wanted to know what the hell was going on.
    • Vince asked where Kane was, and Taker said he wasn't at the arena.
    • Vince questioned how the tag match with Taker and Kane against Austin and Angle would go down without Kane in the building.
    • Taker said he would kick both their asses!
    • Vince suggested that the sides were unfair, and Taker agreed, saying that maybe Austin and Angle should have a few more partners!
    • Taker then suggested that Vince be his partner, and Vince said that he didn't have his gear.
    • Vince wished Taker luck, and Taker snapped, asking Vince what the hell he was thinking by inviting Austin back to the Federation.
    • Vince said it was just business, that it was the right thing to do for the Federation.
    • Taker said he knew Vince very well, and that Vince wasn't doing this for the Federation; he was doing it for himself.
    • He told Vince to do what he wanted, but said that the Rattlesnake may not make it to Survivor Series, since he would try to take him out on SmackDown!
    • Taker then left the locker room, and Vince got a big smile on his face!

  13. MATCH: William Regal vs The Big Show.
    • William Regal came to the ring, and complained about having his business interrupted on RAW by the Big Show.
    • He challenged the Show to come to the ring so he could teach him a lesson for besmirching his power.
    • The Show walked to ringside, and was soon jumped by a number of Alliance members, all of whom were fought off by Show!
    • The 500-pounder battled against nearly a dozen Alliance members, leaving them all lying!

  14. BACKSTAGE: Lita & Matt/Jeff Hardy.
    • Lita was stretching backstage when she was approached by Matt Hardy.
    • She asked if he was OK, and he said yes -- and then said he was ready to be her partner for the tag match.
    • Lita said thanks, but she already had a partner -- Jeff Hardy!

  15. BACKSTAGE: Vince McMahon & Big Show.
    • Big Show walked into Vince's locker room, and asked why Vince had asked to see him.
    • Vince said he was impressed by what he had just seen in the ring, and as of late.
    • He said he had a proposition for him.
    • Being that he was having so many problems with Team WWF heading into Survivor Series, and needed some insurance.
    • He asked if Big Show would take his place on Team WWF, and Big Show said it would be an honor.

  16. MATCH: Lita/Jeff Hardy vs Ivory/Lance Storm.
    • Lita picked up the win for her team, pinning Ivory following a moonsault.

  17. INTERVIEW: Jonathan Coachman & Christian.
    • Coach talked to Christian about his match with Tajiri, and asked why no titles were on the line in their upcoming match, considering that Christian is the European Champion and Tajiri is the Cruiserweight Champion.
    • Christian told Coach not to call him "Christian," but instead to sing his name, as in his entrance music!
    • Christian said the reason for his match is because Commissioner Regal has asked him to dismember Tajiri.
    • He said it was time to show New Jersey what a championship jersey looked like.
    • He then put on his Diamondbacks jersey and headed for the ring!

  18. MATCH: Christian vs Tajiri w/Torrie.
    • Christian fought off the Tarantula and a number of kicks, before putting Tajiri away with the "I'm Prettier," pinning the Cruiserweight Champion for the win in the non-title bout.

  19. BACKSTAGE: Stone Cold & Rob Van Dam.
    • Austin sat RVD in a chair and shined a light onto him, and began interrogating him!
    • Austin said he wanted answers; specifically, he wanted to know why he interfered in the Rock-Booker match.
    • RVD said that was between him and Booker, and Austin said it involved the whole Alliance.
    • Austin accused RVD of being the turncoat, and RVD said that if anyone knows about being a turncoat, it's Stone Cold himself!
    • He pointed out that Austin turned at WrestleMania, and then again at Invasion.
    • He said that maybe Vince has a point about Austin being the turncoat, and Austin dismissed RVD from his locker room.

  20. BACKSTAGE: Stone Cold, Kurt Angle & Stephanie McMahon.
    • As Austin walked from his locker room to the ring for his tag match, he finally caught up with Kurt Angle and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley.
    • Austin asked what had taken them so long, and insinuated that the two had been spending their time alone -- if you know what we mean!
    • Stephanie took exception to the comment and stormed away, leaving Austin to interrogate Angle.
    • The Rattlesnake was clearly suspicious of the American hero, and Kurt got so mad that he threw down his Stone Cold hat and left for the ring!

  21. THE MAIN EVENT: Stone Cold/Kurt Angle vs The Undertaker.
    • There seemed to be animosity between Austin and Angle during the bout, with Austin questioning Angle's loyalty to the Alliance.
    • After several minutes of hard-hitting action, Taker fought off a Stunner, shoving Austin right into Angle!
    • After the collision, Taker rolled up Austin and pinned him to pick up the win!
    • After the bout, Angle and Austin stomped away at the Taker.
    • Austin gave Taker a Stunner, and moments later, also gave Angle a Stunner!
    • Austin stared down the carnage in the ring as SmackDown! went off the air.

  22. Goodnight Everybody......

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