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WWE™ "No Way Out" - SmackDown Pay-Per-View

Location:  The Melon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

by "Rockin" Robin Drodge

Event Date:  February 20, 2005
Report Date:  March 4, 2005

Match number one - WWE™ Tag Team Championship.   WWE™ Tag Team Champions; The Basham Brothers vs. Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio.  This match was the first match for "No Way Out."  It was a good match to start the Pay-Per-View.  The ending went this way.  A tag team championship belt had been brought into the ring so the referee took the belt and put it on the outside of the ring.  While this was happening, Rey Mysterio gave Eddie Guerrero the other tag team championship belt.  Guerrero hit one of the Basham's in the head and this was followed with the 619 by Rey Mysterio.  This helped his team win the match to become the new WWE™ Tag Team Champions.

Next was a Diva competition to determine the Rookie Diva of 2005; which took place during the night.  There were three rounds that included the following categories: Evening Gown, Talent, and Swimsuit.  The hosts for this competition were:  Torrie Wilson and Dawn Marie.  The participants in the complete competition that included the three rounds were:  Rochelle, Lauren, Joy and Michelle.  The first round started with the participants wearing Evening Gowns.  After all the rounds, the fans decided who would be the winner by voting on WWE™.com

Match Number Two - Booker T. vs. Heidenreich.  This match was not the best; in fact the fans were rather quiet for this match.  Heidenreich was on the outside of the ring and hit Booker T with a steel chair.  The referee saw it and disqualified him, leaving Booker T to win the match as a result of the disqualification.

Match Number Three - WWE™ Cruiserweight Championship Elimination Match.  WWE™ Cruiserweight Champion Funaki vs. Paul London, vs. Shannon Moore vs. Spike Dudley vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. Akio.  The way the rules for this match worked is that two superstars who were selected to be number one and two would wrestle, then once one of the superstars was eliminated, then the next Superstar would enter, until there was only one superstar left, then this person would be the Cruiserweight Champion. 

Funaki and Paul London started off the match.  Funaki was eliminated and then the next superstar to enter was Spike Dudley.  Spike was eliminated and then Shannon Moore entered and he was eliminated.  Then it was Akio.  Paul London and Akio were knocked down in the ring at the same time.  They had a 10 count to get back up.  London got back up before the 10 count, but Akio did not so he was eliminated.  The final superstar to enter the ring was Chavo Guerrero.  The ending saw London role up Chavo, however Chavo reversed the roll up and used the ropes to win the match to become the new WWE™ Cruiserweight Champion.

Then it was time for round two of the Rookie 2005 Diva Competition.  This was the Talent part.  The four participants were:  Rochelle, Lauren, Joy and Michelle.  Once again Torrie Wilson and Dawn Marie were the hosts.  The four Divas had to show off their special Talents.  Joy started by giving Torrie a massage.  Then Rochelle told some jokes.  Then it was time for Lauren, in which she did a dance.  The final participant was Michelle, her special talent was to attack Dawn Marie.  I believe it was a body slam.

Match Number Four - Luther Reigns vs. The Undertaker.  This match was all right.  The Undertaker hit the tombstone on Luther to pick up the pin-fall victory.

Then it was the final round in the Rookie 2005 Diva Competition, which was the swimsuit category.  The same four participants were involved.  However, for the final round it was only Torrie Wilson who was the host because Dawn Marie refused to come out to the ring.  The four Divas came out and then they asked the fans at the Pay-Per-View in Pittsburgh who they thought should win the Rookie Diva for 2005.  The fans seem to favour Joy and Michelle.  The results were shown from WWE™.com and it revealed that 65 percent voted for Joy.  The remaining Divas received very small percentages.  I had to ask someone to read me what was on the screen because they did not read out the results.

Match Number Five - The finals in the No.1 Contender Tournament to determine who would be the No.1 Contender for the WWE™ Championship.  This person would get to wrestle the WWE™ champion at Wrestlemania 21 in Los Angeles.  Kurt Angle vs. John Cena.  This match was very good.  The ending saw John Cena hit the FU on Kurt Angle to pick up the pin-fall victory to become the No.1 Contender for the WWE™ Championship.

Match Number Six - WWE™ Championship Barbed Wire Steel Cage match.  WWE™ Champion, John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. The Big Show.  This match was very good.  A lot of blood was lost from both wrestlers.  The ending saw The Big Show on the top rope choke slam JBL right through the ring.  Then The Big Show used bull cutters that were at ringside to cut open the lock on the door.  Before The Big Show could hit the floor, JBL crawled unto the floor resulting in him winning the match and retaining his WWE™ Championship.  After the match, RAW's Batista, who was invited to "No Way Out" came in and attacked JBL and his cabinet.


Some additional comments regarding "No Way Out". 

I must say that I was surprised that Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio won the WWE™ Tag Team Championship because it is rumoured that they will wrestle each other at Wrestlemania, so I don't understand this move.  Maybe they might gradually set something up and have them lose the tag team championship and then feud against each other. 

There was no announcement of how many fans were in attendance so I can only assume that this Pay-Per-View was not a sell-out. 

It didn't surprise me that John Cena defeated Kurt Angle in Angle's hometown of Pittsburgh.  The reason is that for a while now it was rumoured that JBL and John Cena would wrestle at Wrestlemania for the WWE™ Championship.  It appears that Cena will defeat JBL to become the new WWE™ Champion.  I thought that Shawn Michaels was going to interfere in the match between Angle and Cena because they have started a feud and it appears that Angle and Michaels will wrestle at Wrestlemania. 

My last comment has to do with the final round of the Rookie 2005 Diva Competition.  Once the voting results were in, it was shown on the screen for people to see.  Myself, being visually impaired, depend solely on audio; therefore I had to have someone read the results to me.

 This has been the "No Way Out" report written for The Canadian Connection by your author,
"Rockin" Robin Drodge here at The Canadian Connection.

© 2004 Robin Drodge, All Rights Reserved


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