Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
"Rockin" Robin Drodge
Date: October 3, 2004
Report Date: October 3, 2004
number one - Eddie Guerrero Vs Luther Reigns
was the first match at No Mercy.
The fans were really into this match when Eddie Guerrero
scored the pin-fall with his frog splash.
number two - WWE Cruiserweight Championship Spike Dudley Vs
Dudleys were at ringside for this match.
The match went back and forth until the Dudleys got involved
and helped Spike pick up the pin-fall victory to retain the
number three - Paul London Vs Billy Kidman.
fans didn't know what to expect in this match.
They did not know who to cheer for so the match was rather
quiet. Kidman went to
the top rope to attempt the shooting star press but he stopped and
then decided to leave. The
fans started to boo Kidman.
Kidman returned to the ring, London went for Kidman's own move which
was the shooting star press. Kidman
put his legs up and then went for the shooting star press to pick up
the pin-fall victory. After the match, London was bleeding, I'm not sure if this
was for real or not. The
Commentators at ringside, Michael Cole and Tazz, said that London
had suffered internal injuries but I question this.
Next, Kidman got on the microphone and asked the fans if they
wanted to see him perform the shooting star press in the ring.
He said that the fans were sick because he, himself, had just
injured another wrestler. Subsequently,
London was strapped to a stretcher and Kidman hit him with the
shooting star press once again.
number four - WWE Tag Team Championship, Kenzo Suzuki and
Rene Dupree Vs Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio.
match was ok; Suzuki and Dupree retained the Tag Team Championship.
number five - Big show Vs Kurt Angle.
match started off with Angle and the Big Show going at it.
Angle had enough and decided to leave, resulting in him
getting counted out. Afterwards,
the General Manager of SmackDown™, Theodore Long, said that the match
would continue but if Angle wanted to have it "this way and
walk away" that he would never wrestle again on SmackDown™.
He said the match would restart where Angle had a count of 10
to return to the ring, if he did not he would get fired.
Angle just made it back in on a nine count and the match
continued. The ending
came when the Big Show choke slammed Angle from the top rope to pick
up the pin-fall victory.
number six - Best of five series finals to determine the
undisputed United States Champion.
Booker T Vs John Cena.
had hit the FU to win the match and to become the undisputed United
States Champion. He won
the series by a score of three matches to two.
number seven - A six-person tag team match between the team
of Charlie Haas, Rico and Miss Jackie Vs the team of the Dudley Boys
and Dawn Marie.
match was ok and saw some Diva action between Dawn and Jackie.
They really can't wrestle very well and actually didn't
wrestle that much. Rico
hit a Moonsault from the top rope and picked up the pin-fall victory
to win the match for his team.
number eight - WWE Championship "Last Ride Match",
John "Bradshaw" Layfield Vs the Undertaker.
rules for the match were there would be a Hearse at ringside.
The only way for that match to end was for either JBL to put
the Undertaker into the Hearse and drive it out of the arena or vice
versa. Other than this,
there were no rules such as pin-falls, submissions, count outs or
match was brutal in that both the Undertaker and JBL went all out
with the steps at ringside; hitting each other and whatever else
they could do with the steps in order to get the advantage in the
they used a steel chair and then the Undertaker had hit a tombstone
on JBL on to the steps and then choke slammed JBL through the Spanish
announcer's table that was at ringside for the Spanish Commentators.
Undertaker went up to the Hearse and started to open the door.
At this time, Heidenreich came out of the Hearse and attacked
the Undertaker. He had
used chloroform; the Undertaker was then placed into the Hearse and
was being driven out of the arena.
However, this did not happen because the Undertaker got back
up and kicked open the door. Afterwards, JBL hit the "Clothesline from Hell"
whereby the Undertaker was placed back into the Hearse and was
driven out of the arena. JBL
won the match to retain the WWE Championship.
Later in the Parking Lot garage, it was revealed that Paul
Heyman had driven the Hearse, and then Heidenreich who was in a 4x4
truck crashed into the Hearse, causing some destruction as the show
went off the air.
it was ok, but nothing great.
additional comments related to "No Mercy".
they did not announce how many fans were in attendance for this
Pay-Per-View event, so I really wonder why and would like to know
the actual number.
In some of
the matches they had the fans really into it but for the rest of the
matches, the fans were rather quiet and not much reaction at all. There was a little reaction for the Big Show in the match
between him and Kurt Angle, but the fans didn't really react well to
the Big Show as a baby-face in that match.
One thing I
am questioning is the move of giving John Cena the United States
Championship when he won't be around to wrestle much, due to the
fact he is currently in the process of filming a movie in Australia.
Why would they give him the Title now? My guess is that this
Thursday on SmackDown™ he will lose the Title or shortly afterwards,
in order to go back to re-filming the movie.
The Tag Team
Championship match was ok but right now the WWE needs to rethink
what they are doing. They
have two wrestlers, Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio, that can wrestle
and put on some good matches, but the Writers on SmackDown™ don't
seem to know exactly what to do with them.
These wrestlers haven't been given an opportunity to
challenge for a serious championship.
On the other
hand, you have two mid carders, Kenzo Suzuki and Rene Dupree.
They were both singles wrestler(s) and for some reason they
were paired up as a Tag Team. There
was no explanation given to why they were put together as a Tag
Team. The other thing
that did not make any sense in my opinion is that the WWE gave them
the Tag Team Championship.
six-person Tag Team match between the Dudley Boys and Dawn Marie Vs
the team of Charlie Haas, Rico and Miss Jackie.
I can certainly understand why the Dudleys, Charlie Haas and
Rico were in the match because for a while over the summer on
SmackDown™ the two teams were going at it in a feud.
However, the feud was cut short because of an injury to Rico.
After he returned to action they continued the feud from
where they left off. I
think that this feud will continue for a while before it comes to an
end. I am not sure what they are doing with Jackie and Dawn Marie.
This is a fact that in real life, Charlie Haas and Jackie are
engaged and probably will get married some time in the next year.
I guess the
WWE wanted to make this fact known so this is why they brought the
issue of Jackie's ring up on SmackDown™ this past week before
"No Mercy". Then
they had Dawn Marie drawn into the middle of this situation, whereby
they said that she was having an affair with Haas.
I don't know if they are turning Haas "heel"
or what they are doing, but they are trying to do something with
Jackie and Dawn Marie. I
don't know if this is to give them more Television time to wrestle
more or to further develop the ongoing feud between the three of
The ending of the
"Last Ride match" was easy to predict and the feud between
the Undertaker and Heidenreich has been planned for a few months
now. In fact,
Heidenreich was supposed to interfere at Summerslam™
and then start
the feud with the Undertaker at that time, but the WWE did not feel
that he was ready just yet. So
what they decided to do was to plan a match between the Undertaker
and Heidenreich at the Survivor Series.
The plan was that Heidenreich would interfere in the "Last
Ride" Match and help JBL keep the WWE Championship.
However, what I have read now on the Internet is that there
may be another match between the Undertaker and JBL at the Survivor
Series. So this
statement, it is an almost certainty that the match between the
Undertaker and Heidenreich may not happen, but who knows what the
WWE will do. They need
to do something because if this happens, hopefully not, that third
match between the Undertaker and JBL for the WWE Championship will
just be another repeat, and no one wants to see that.
However, no matter what decision the WWE makes, the fans are
not going to be happy because if the match is made between the
Undertaker and Heidenreich, it is still not going to be something
the fans are really going to look forward to because they feel
Heidenreich is not ready for this yet.
Whatever decision they end up making will happen at the
Survivor Series on November 14 in Cleveland, Ohio.
has been another report for The Canadian Connection by your author,
"Rockin" Robin Drodge.
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