A commercial for WWE Tag Team Champions MVP & Matt Hardy vs. Undertaker & Kane on Smackdown this week was shown. JBL and Michael Cole then discussed the MVP-Hardy feud, showing clips from their various competitions. We are now going to have a pizza eating competition. Tazz hosted, discussing the differences between New York and Chicago-style pizzas. Tazz brought out the judges for the contest: Melina and Maria. Tazz said the women would keep score of who eats the most pizza. MVP and Hardy, in street clothes, then made their entrances. MVP got on the mic and said he was on a strict training regimen and diet, and said he doesn't eat garbage. MVP comments on the Chicago Deep Dish pizza, saying that is why Chicago is one of the fattest cities in the world. Maria said she is from Chicago, and asked if she was fat. MVP said pizza obviously doesn't help your IQ. MVP said he was more concerned about his "slower" partner Matt Hardy eating so much pizza. MVP and Hardy then argued about their past competitions, with Hardy saying MVP only won competitions by cheating. Tazz finally got them to stop bickering and have the contest. MVP promised he would not lose for all of his fans.
The rules were to eat as much pizza as possible in two minutes. They had a stack of pizzas, but they were having trouble even finishing one thick slice of the Chicago pies. Matt shoved down once slice pretty quick, then with thirty seconds left, had two slices down. MVP still hadn't eaten one. Matt never finished a third. Matt wins, two slices to none.
This was the most pathetic pizza eating contest ever. I could beat both of them, after finishing Thanksgiving dinner.
MVP started to complain, and Matt barfed on MVP's white jumpsuit. Of course, we had an instant replay of that as well. Hardy left, with a smile on his face.
They plugged Cyber Sunday, and noted that fans would decide a referee for the World Title match at the show with the choices being Mick Foley, JBL and Steve Austin. Looks like Roddy Piper is out of the running.
The history leading to Triple H vs. Umaga was shown.
For those of you who care, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler are about to call their third match of the night, while Joey Styles & Tazz called less than three minutes of action, and JBL & Michael Cole got to call a pizza eating contest.
WWE Champion Triple H vs. Umaga.
Umaga grabbed the belt from the referee and tried to hit Triple H with it, but Triple H hit a series of punches as the bell rang. They traded shots, and Triple H hit a DDT, but Umaga got right up from it. Umaga charged Triple H, who pull down the top rope and Umaga fell to the floor. Triple H went outside and rammed Umaga into the steps headfirst. Umaga felt nothing, and rammed Triple H into the steps. Umaga tossed Triple H into the ring and hit a savate kick. Umaga jumped off the bottom rope and stomped Triple H. then hit some shots to the head. Umaga went to the second rope, but missed the diving headbutt. Triple H threw some punches and hit a facebuster, but Umaga wasn't hurt at all. Triple H kicked Umaga in the gut and went for Pedigree, but Umaga backdropped him. Umaga went for the Samoan Spike, but Triple H ducked it and hit a spinebuster. Triple H went for the Pedigree again, but Umaga blocked it and hit a Samoan Drop.
Umaga kicked at Triple H's ribs, and the champion rolled to the floor. Umaga followed him out and rammed him into the security wall. Umaga grabbed the title belt and stared at it, then went back to work on Triple H, rolling him back into the ring. Umaga put Triple H in a bearhug, but Triple H got out with an eye rake. Umaga gave Triple H a swinging sidewalk slam for a two count. Umaga hit a headbutt to the gut, then drove a knee into Triple H's ribs. Umaga went for the running posterior butt in the corner, but Triple H moved out of the way. Umaga charged again, and Triple H hit a boot to the face. Umaga charged a third time, and Triple H moved out of the way. Umaga went head first into the ringpost, and Triple H hit the Pedigree for the pin at the seven minute mark.
Winner: Triple H.
They plugged that a version of the Bret Hart DVD will be on PPV all this month.
The Great Khali was shown in mediation in the back, preparing for the Punjabi Prison match. Ranjin Singh talked about how you need a "sound mind and dark soul" to win the Punjabi Prison match. Singh said Khali was praying to "the most evil of Hindu gods".
Rey Mysterio vs. Fit Finlay.
Huge pop for Mysterio's entrance. This is a really live crowd. They locked up at the bell, and Finlay backed Mysterio into a corner. They locked up again and Rey grabbed an arm wringer, but Finlay punched him down. Mysterio hit some leg kicks, slid under Finlay and dropkicked his legs out. Rey hit a legdrop as Finlay tried to get up, then hit a slingshot kick and a slingshot splash for a two count. Mysterio hit a pair of forearms, then a series of punches in the corner. Finlay reversed a whip and sent Rey hard into the corner. Finlay whipped Rey into the opposite corner, but Rey dropkicked his legs out again. Finlay went to the apron, and Mysterio hit some kicks to the leg. Rey went for a sunset flip powerbomb off the apron to the floor, but Finlay pulled the ring apron over Rey's head and hit a series of kicks and punches.
Back in the ring, Finlay slid Rey chest first across the ring, sending him shoulder first into the ringpost. Finlay yanked Mysterio's arm into the post, then pulled him into the center of the ring and applied a Fujiwara armbar. Mysterio punched out of it, but Finlay hit a short arm clothesline for a two count. Finlay wrapped Rey's arm around the middle rope and kicked it. Finlay dropped an elbow for a two count. Mysterio fought back with kicks and punches, but Finlay grabbed a hammerlock. Rey used a snap mare to get out of it, sending Finlay head first into the middle turnbuckle. Mysterio hit some punches, then a springboard cross bodyblock off the middle rope for a two count.
Rey hit a springboard senton, then a dropkick to the face for a two count. Rey went for a bodyscissors, but Finlay shoved it off. Finlay went for a back suplex, but Rey flipped over it and dropkicked him in the back. Finlay fell in 619 position, but as Rey ran off the ropes, Finlay turned and blasted him with a clothesline for a two count. Rey went for a headscissors, but Finlay blocked it and hit a shoulder breaker for a two count. Finlay pulled off a turnbuckle pad, but the referee grabbed it from him. As the referee went to put the pad back, Finlay went for the shillelagh, but Rey stopped him from using it and used a rana to send Finlay to the floor. Finlay got on the apron, and Rey went for the 619, but Finlay ducked it. Rey hit a standing kick to the head instead. Finlay was hanging over the middle rope. Rey went to the top rope and hit a guillotine legdrop to the back of the head. Finlay snapped off the ropes and took a sick back bump to the floor.
The referee checked Finlay, who wasn't responding. Finlay opened his eyes and turned his head as the referee moved away, then went back to playing dead. They brought out a stretcher and put Finlay in a neck brace. They started to stretcher him out, but then Finlay jumped off the stretcher and ambushed Mysterio from behind on the floor. Finlay pounded Rey unmercifully on the floor. The fan chanted "Finlay sucks". Finlay hit a running kick to Rey's head. The referee ordered Finlay to leave. I never heard any bell. I guess the match ends at the thirteen minute mark.
Result: No contest (I guess).
JBL and Cole argued, with JBL saying Finlay "made impact", while Cole noted that he didn't win the match.
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