This week’s Smackdown! was the last show before the Royal Rumble. Here’s all the relevant developments:
1. Eddie Guerrero, Booker T and Rey Mysterio beat Luther Reigns, Mark Jindrak and Orlando Jordan.
2. John Cena retained the US Title versus Kenzo Suzuki. Following the match he cut a promo detailing how he was going to win the Royal Rumble match.
– Heidenreich comes out and says he has a poem for everyone. Thankfully, it doesn’t last too long as a casket is wheeled out and Heidenreich hides behind the other side of the ring.
3. In a match not shown on TV, The Undertaker beat Heidenreich in a Casket Match.
4. Paul London won a four-way over Spike Dudley, Shannon Moore and Funaki.
5. JBL and Kurt Angle wrestled to a double count out.
– Teddy Long revealed that Big Show gave him the idea for this match which saw them both knocked out.