• WWE VIDEO HISTORY (May 20, 2004) – WWE SmackDown!
On this day in 2004, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE The Great American Bash 2004’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Rico Constantino & Charlie Haas vs. Johnny Stamboli & Nunzio
2. Billy Kidman vs. Akio
3. WWE Cruiserweight Title: Chavo Guerrero Sr. vs. Spike Dudley vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
4. Booker T vs. Funaki
5. Renee Dupree vs. John Cena
6. JBL & Dudley Boyz vs. Eddie Guerrero, Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio
• WWE Wanted To Fool “Smart Fans” With Their Money In The Bank 2019 Booking
“The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar surprised the fans when he returned last night at Money In The Bank 2019 PPV and everyone was shocked when he went on to win the Men’s Money In The Bank 2019 ladder match to earn a future World Championship match.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials wanted to fool the “smart fans” who think every outcome in WWE is predictable:
“One of the mentalities they have is that it’s more important to fool you or to fool smart people who think they know what’s going on and that’s part of the things that they get their jollies out of.”