(Smackdownís opening video package)
"Over My Head (Better Off Dead)"
What happened to you
You've played the victim for so long now in this game
What I thought was true
Is made of fiction and I'm following the same
But if I try to make sense of this mess I'm in
I'm not sure where I should begin
Now I'm in over my head
with something I said
I'm better off dead
And now I can see
How fake you can be
This hypocrisy is beginning to get to me
Over my head
Better off dead
Over my head
Better off dead
*Blue and White fireworks set off over the ring and head twords the entrance ramp and finish at the titantron! Lights go on! On the Titantron is two really wide screens on the sides, with the logo Smackdown over the middle, flashy shaped glass over it looking like an explosion, and a black curtain behind it.*
JBL: Welcome Everybody to the Smackdown Wrestling! Weíre here live in Philadelphia! Iím John BradShaw Layfield, with Eric Bishoff!
Bishoff: Thank you John. I just want to say that Iím glad to be here on a historic night in Wrestling history! And Iím glad to be back in the wrsetling world.
JBL: Well lets not wast time and show you whatís up for tonight! Because we have two matchs that involve the World Heavyweight Title tournament!
Rob Van Dam vs. Kane
JBL: We have Rob Van Dam versus the monster Kane!
Bishoff: Van Dam is one hell of an athlete, but my bets are on Kane. Theyíre are few men that can take that man on, and to me Van Dam isnít one of them.
JBL: And thatís not the only tournament match
Sting vs. Brock Lesnar
JBL: Sting versus Brock Lesner! It is two of the greatest wrestlers in this industry facing off in the main event!
Bishoff: Lesner may be the biggest thing in this industry in his eyes, but to me, Sting has the advantage. But itís hard to say for sure.
JBL: Well we have all night to wait, because right now we have one of Smackdowns brightest hopes: MVP vs. the one of the new great high flyers: Paul London!
*Canít Stop Me*
MVP comes out in same type of wrestling gear as he had when on WWE.
As MVP stops at the end of the titantron and begining of entrance ramp. When he raises his arms high apart, fireworks from the titantron come out in a 90 degree angle twords the ring! MVP smiles and walks to the ring.
JBL: In my mind MVP is the future of Smackdown Wrestling. But right now, he has to make a name for himself and thatís just what he can do starting right now.
Bishoff: Iíve been watching him on Smackdown in the past and I have to say, he seems to be getting better every week.
Paul London comes out wearing bagy shorts, long boots and interacts with the crowd. London then runs out into the ring. London slides in the ring and bounces off the ropes to make a backflip.
JBL: Paul London is one hell of an entertainer Ďnuff said.
Bishoff: Well tonight we will see how good he is against MVP.
MVP vs. Paul London
JBL: Another great match by MVP, this guy ceases to amaze me.
It was a fast pased match, mainly because of Londonís quick moves. But MVP would be able to slow it down every now and then. At one point, Lond went for a Huricana, but MVP was able to turn it around into a back breaker! MVP was able to keep control of the match from then on. Mainly having his attacks center on Londonís back. But Paul London was able to fight back and got MVP into a head lock. MVP struggled and countered the head lock into a back suplex! MVP went for a pin but only got a 2 count! MVp and London both got up punchhing at eachother again. Soon London went for a drop kick, but MVP was able to catch it and turn the tables around, putting London in a Boston Crab. London struggled and struggled and was soon able to get to the ropes. MVP was forced to let go, giving London a moment to catch his breathe. Once London got up, MVP quikcly went on the attack again, punching at him. London tried to fight back, but MVP was able to dodge the fist and countered him with a belly to belly suplex! MVP went for the cover but only got the 2. MVP started getting frustrated and yelled at the ref. London toke the advantage to slip behind MVP and went for the school boy pin! 1.....2....MVP was able to kick out! London then ran to bounce off the ropes as MVP was getting up. Once MVP got up, and saw Paul charging at him, MVP was able to duck and kicked London in the gut when he turned around. MVP then picked London up and powerbombed him! MVP went for the cover.1.....2....3!
MVP celebrated before he left the ring. The ref. checked up on London seeing if anything was wrong.
Bishoff: I thought London had him for a second, with the school boy pin, but MVP was able to kick out and get control.
JBL: Well we are now going to go backstage where Torrie Wilson is about to interview who might be the next fast rising Smackdown superstar: Ken Anderson.
*Room with a big Smackdown sign on the wall*
*Torrie Wilson has a mic wearing a tight pink low cut shirt with blue jeans*
Torrie Wilson: thanks Brad. Iím here right now with Ken Anderson, and first, Anderson, Iíd like to ask: How do you feel about not being in action tonight?
*camera backs up showing Ken Anderson wearing a black t-shirt with ďYou are looking at the futureĒ in white text.*
Ken Anderson: How I feel? Well let me tell hos I feel Torrie. I feel that Mr. Bishoff and Mr. Layfield are waiting for the right time to unleash the greatest wrestler of all time. I feel that they donít think that a city like Philladelphia doesnít deserve to witness Ken Anderson wrestle tonight! I am the future of this business! But tonight, I will just sit back and watch others go at it. Because itís only a matter of time until I choose my prey to attack on! And to that man, i feel the sorriest for you. Because you will have to be going up against: Ken Anderson!....Anderson!
Torrie Wilson: Well, if you donít mind me asking: who do you have in mind on facing against?
Ken Anderson: Well, like I just said Torrie, I havenít choosen yet. But every wrestler better start watching their back or else-
*Ken Andreson stops and looks to his left*
*Brock Lesner walks in frame*
Lesnar: Ha! Who better watch whoís back? Ken, youíre all bark and no bite. You act as if you are the true threat around here. But youíre not, I am. I donít even know why people are wasting time with you. Iím the one thatís main eventing tonight for a World Heavy Championship opportunity, what are you doing?
*Kennedy stares at Lesner with a straight face*
Ken Anderson: You know you have alot of nerve interupting me. And I hope for your sake, that you were just kidding about me being a waste of time. I am the reason people come to see Smackdown! I am the real deal. I am the next Big Thing! Your just a hasbeen thatís hoping for another run. So let me say this to you, Brock Lesnar! You better watch your back!
*Ken Anderson and Brock Lesnar stare eachother down for a second, Lesner then smiles and walks away*
*Camera facing the anouncers table. John Bradshaw Layfield and Eric Bishoff are both wearing suits.*
Bishoff: Itís the first show and we already have some backstage heat.
JBL: They are two of the biggest names known to date. Lesnar who dominated WWE in 2002 and 2003, and Ken Anderson who is a fast growing superstar and will do whatever it takes to climb to the top.
Bishoff: They are a dream feud just waiting to happen and I hope we see them in action sooner than later.
JBL: Well up next itís: Rob Van Dam versus Kane in a title tournament match!
Rob Van Dam vs. Kane