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WWE SmackDown! May 2, 2008 Results

The 455’th edition of WWE SmackDown came to you five nights after Backlash from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. This edition was billed as "Championship Friday" where the WWE Tag Team, United States, & World Heavyweight Titles were originally scheduled to be on the line.

Match Results

  • WWE Tag Team Championship: The Miz & John Morrison (c) (ECW) def. Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore (SmackDown) by John Morrison (c) pinning Shannon Moore following the Moon Light Drive to retain.
  • Vladimir Kozlov (SmackDown) def. Colin Delaney (ECW) by pin following the Impaler DDT.
  • Natalya & Victoria def. Michelle McCool & Cherry by Natalya pinning Michelle McCool with the tights after Victoria knocked Michelle McCool off of the top turnbuckle.
  • Mark Henry (SmackDown) def. Nunzio (ECW) by pin following the World’s Strongest Slam.
  • United States Championship: Backlash Rematch: Matt Hardy (c) def. MVP by pin following the Twist of Fate to retain.
  • The Rated-R Entourage def. Jesse & Festus by Curt Hawkins pinning Jesse following a modified swinging neckbreaker.
  • Finlay (with Hornswoggle) def. Julio DeNiro (jobber) by pin following the Celtic Cross.

Match Quality

  1. WWE Tag Team Championship
  2. United States Championship
  3. Vladimir Kozlov Vs. Colin Delaney
  4. Jesse & Festus Vs. The Entourage
  5. Finlay Vs. Julio DeNiro
  6. Natalya & Victoria Vs. Michelle McCool & Cherry
  7. Mark Henry Vs. Nunzio


In what was a stunning move to me (I didn’t read the spoilers), SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero announced on SmackDown that due to The Undertaker’s new submission move (that she first banned because it is a chokehold), that Undertaker would be stripped of the World Heavyweight Title. This took place instead of the advertised World Title match between Taker and Khali. Undertaker put the Gogoplata on Khali after Vickie sent Khali to retrieve the World Title belt. While this took place, Hawkins & Ryder took the title belt to Vickie. The World Title is now vacant and will likely be put up at Judgment Day between Undertaker and Edge.

In the Entourage Vs. Jesse & Festus match, Festus sold a throat injury stemming from his match with ‘Taker a few weeks back. As reported, Festus is set to undergo a gimmick change and return as a singles star in the future.