WWE Velocity and Smackdown TV Taping
Wachovia Arena - Wilkes-Barre, PA
This was kind of a last minute decisions so my seats weren't too great, but I did get to see my first WWE cage match. Also, two wrestlers from WXW in Hazleton appeared on the show: "Smooth" Tommy Suede and Supreme Lee Great, who worked under his real name, Jon Trosky. It was also the debut of The Shane Twins from OVW who were promoted and repackaged as The Gymini. The matches were decent, but the show was centered around a dopey soap opera storyline in which Melina has accused Batista of sexual harassment.
The Smackdown matches were recorded to air on the UPN Network this Friday, January 6th. The Velocity matches will be streamed on WWE.com as of Saturday, January 7th.
WWE Velocity results
|Singles Match||Sylvain Grenier defeated "Smooth" Tommy Suede|
|Tag Team Match||The Dicks (Chad Dick and James Dick) defeated Fred Sampson and Scotty Charisma|
|Singles Match||Jamie Noble defeated Scotty 2 Hotty|
|Singles Match||Bobby Lashley defeated Havoc|
|Tag Team Match||The Mexicools (Psychosis and Super Crazy) defeated The Full-Blooded Italians (Big Vito and Nunzio)|
WWE Smackdown results
|Falls Count Anywhere|
|John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Matt Hardy|
|One On Three|
|Mark Henry defeated Rob Eckos, Jon Trosky and Gus Harlacher|
|Kid Kash defeated Juventud Guerrera|
|WWE United States|
(Best of 7 Series - Match 6)
|Chris Benoit defeated Randy Orton*|
*substituting for Booker T
|Tag Team Match||The Gymini* (Jake Gymini and Jesse Gymini) defeated Paul London and Brian Kendrick|
*Simon Dean introduced The Gymini, who were making their WWE debut in this match
|WWE Tag Team |
Championship Steel Cage Match
|MNM (Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury) defeated Batista and Rey Mysterio Jr|
Mark Henry ran in, ripped the door off of the cage to attack Batista and Mysterio to cost them the match.
One of the jobbers on Velocity (Fred Sampson) would go on to become a member of the Nexus and a WWE Tag Team Champion, Darren Young. Also, one of the jobbers who faced Mark Henry on Smackdown (Rob Eckos) would go on to become Robbie E, a TNA Tag Team Champion, Television Champion and X-Division Champion.