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March 14, 2004 - New York, New York
Madison Square Garden

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Match #1 - WWE United States Championship (SMDN)
John Cena
def. The Big Show
via Pinfall (9:14)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Word life. Big Show was able to kick out of the FU, much to Cena's surprise. Cena wrapped his steel chain around his fist, but the referee prevented him from using it. Cena tossed the chain away, and the referee went over to pick it up and gave it to a ring attendant. That's just what Cena wanted him to do. The Dr. of Thuganomics clocked Big Show with one of his brass knucks when the ref was distracted and connected with another FU to win his first WWE title!

Match #2 - WWE World Tag Team Championship - Fatal Four-Way Match (RAW)
Booker T &
Rob Van Dam

def. "The Dudley Boyz"
(D-Von & Bubba Ray Dudley)
"La Resistance"
(Rene Dupree & Rob Conway)
Mark Jindrak & Garrison Cade
via Pinfall (7:52)
Notes: Hectic match. Conway ended up in the ring slugging it out with Booker T, and Book connected with the scissors kick. Rob Van Dam then positioned himself to immediately get in the 5 Star Frog Splash. RVD covered Conway for the pin.

Match #3 (RAW)
Christian def. Chris Jericho via Pinfall (14:53)
Notes: Trish Stratus ran down to ringside, and Christian pulled her into the ring and shoved her to the mat. Y2J threw Christian out of the ring and turned to attend to Trish, but she blindly clocked the person she thought was Christian. Christian got back into the ring and rolled up Jericho to secure the win. Trish acted all apologetic to Jericho, but it was a ploy. She slapped the taste out of his mouth and then Christian laid him out. Jericho came to his senses just in time to see Trish and Christian swap spit on the ramp.

Match #4 - Handicap Match (RAW)
Randy Orton
Ric Flair
def. "The Rock 'N Sock Connection"
(The Rock & Mick Foley)
via Pinfall (17:00)
Notes: Orton pinned Foley. Batista beat down the Rock, but Rocky was able to tag in Foley. Foley schooled Orton and had just pulled out Mr. Socko when Orton scored with the RKO. It just came out of nowhere, and Foley was down for the three count before Rock even knew what happened. Pretty funny watching Flair try and do the People's Elbow. Good old Naitch.

ON STAGE: "Mean" Gene Okerlund introduced the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2004. He introduced Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, Tito Santana, John Minton, Jr. (Big John Studd's son), Harley Race, Pete Rose, Don Muraco, Greg Valentine, Latoya Ritter (Junk Yard Dog's daughter), Billy Graham, Sgt. Slaughter, and Jesse Ventura.

Match #5 - Tag Team Evening Gown Match (INTER)
Sable &
Torrie Wilson
def. Stacy Keibler
& Miss Jackie
via Pinfall (2:34)
Notes: Torrie pinned Jackie. Sable and Torrie decided that they wanted to start the match in their underwear. Stacy complied, but Jackie wanted no part of it. After some cavorting around in suggestive positions, Torrie got the pinfall.

Match #6 - WWE Cruiserweight Championship - Cruiserweight Open (SMDN)
Chavo Guerrero
w/Chavo Guerrero, Sr.
def. Rey Mysterio, Tajiri, Akio, Billy Kidman
Jamie Noble, Nunzio, Sho Funaki, Ultimo Dragon, Shannon Moore
via Pinfall (10:29)
Notes: Ultimo Dragon and Shannon Moore started the match, and when one man was eliminated, another would enter the match until only one was left. Since he was the champion, Guerrero was the last to enter the match. Dragon pinned Moore at 1:18, Noble made Dragon submit at 2:16, Noble pinned Funaki at 2:24, Nunzio was counted out at 4:17, Kidman pinned Noble at 6:07 and did a cool shooting star press from the middle of the ropes, Mysterio pinned Kidman at 7:27, Mysterio pinned Tajiri at 8:35, Akio was hit with Tajiri's green mist just before and was unable to compete, and then Chavo pinned Mysterio for the win. He had help from his old man, but walked away with the title.

Match #7 (INTER)
Bill Goldberg def. Brock Lesnar via Pinfall (13:42)
Notes: Steve Austin was the guest referee. This match could have been so much more. The crowd was really pumped for the match, but the two men just stared at each other for half the match. The crowd knew Brock had decided to leave WWE, so chants of "You sold out" and "na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye" were being fired off left and right. I think Brock just wanted to get it over with. Goldberg won after the spear and jackknife. Lesnar gathered himself and flipped off the chanting crowd, and then flipped off Austin. Austin gave his goodbye in the form of a Stunner. Goldberg reentered the ring and shared a beer with Steve, but was given a Stunner himself.

ON STAGE: Vince McMahon entered the arena and thanked the fans for making WrestleMania such a success.

Match #8 - WWE Tag Team Championship - Fatal Four-Way Match (SMDN)
Rikishi &
Scotty 2 Hotty

def. "The APA"
(Bradshaw & Faarooq)
"The World's
Greatest Tag Team"

(Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas)
"The Basham Brothers"
(Doug & Danny Basham)
via Pinfall (6:01)
Notes: Rikishi pinned Danny. Bradshaw had laid out Danny with the Clothesline From Hell and was going to drill Rikishi with it. Rikishi counted it and turned it into a Samoan Drop. He then squashed Danny and made the pin.

RINGSIDE: Jesse "The Body" Ventura interviewed everyone's favorite millionaire, Donald Trump, who was sitting at ringside.

Match #9 - WWE Women's Championship (RAW)
def. Molly Holly
via Pinfall (4:53)
Notes: Molly was attempting the Widow's Peak finisher, but Victoria countered with a backslide. Just like that Molly lost the match, and had to have her head shaved. Of course she tried to escape, but Victoria strapped her into the barber's chair and buzzed off all the hair.

Match #10 - WWE World Heavyweight Championship (SMDN)
Eddie Guerrero
def. Kurt Angle
via Pinfall (21:33)
Notes: A good match for these two. Angle kicked out after the Frog Splash, so Eddie had to come up with a different plan. Kurt had been using the anklelock, so Eddie untied his boot. Angle used the anklelock again, but Eddie got out of it when his boot flew off. He was then able to quickly pin Angle in a small package, and grabbed the ropes for good measure.

Match #11 (INTER)
The Undertaker
w/Paul Bearer
def. Kane via Pinfall (7:46)
Notes: The Undertaker finally returned to what made him great. The lights went out and Paul Bearer led the druids into the arena. Paul and the urn waited ringside while the druids lined the ramp with their torches, and the Deadman finally returned. The place went nuts. Kind of a quick match, but everyone got what they wanted. The walking on the ropes, the tombstone, the rolling of the eyes back into the head, everything. Rest in peace, Bikertaker.

Match #12 - World Heavyweight Championship - Triple Threat Match (RAW)
Chris Benoit
def. Triple H
Shawn Michaels
via Submission (24:47)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Best match on the card, in my opinion. Really exciting all around. I thought Triple H might retain, but I was surprised to see him tap out to the Crossface. And kind of sad since I had $5 bucks on Benoit losing. At least that made it more exciting too. Michaels and Triple H were bloodied, but Benoit took his licks, too. He was suplexed through the announce table. But he still managed to realize his dream of winning the title in the main event at WrestleMania. After, Benoit's longtime friend Eddie Guerrero came to celebrate with him.

Commentary:Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler (RAW) / Michael Cole and Tazz (SMDN)
w/Jonathan Coachman, Lilian Garcia, Gene Okerlund
Spanish: Carlos Cabrera, Hugo Savinovich
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel, Tony Chimel
National Anthem:Boys Choir of Harlem (America the Beautiful)
Celebrities:Pete Rose (baseball great)
Referees/Officials:Jimmy Korderas, Chad Patton, Mike Chioda, Jack Doan, Tim White, Nick Patrick, Charles Robinson, Brian Hebner, Earl Hebner, Tom Prichard, Raw GM Eric Bischoff, etc.

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