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No Way Out opened with a video package centering on the main event tag team match and the fact that the partners tonight are opponents at Wrestlemania. Michael Cole (who sounds like he has a cold) and JBL welcomed us to the show. JBL protested the introduction of the Spanish announcers, saying Smackdown shouldn't be bilingual.
Chris Benoit, Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy vs. MNM (Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro, with Melina) & MVP
After seeing Melina's entrance, JBL commented that he needs to learn Spanish. Johnny Nitro slapped a "You suck" sign out of the hands of a fan. Matt started out with Mercury, as they locked up and went to the ropes. Mercury hit some punches, but Matt returned fire. Mercury rammed Hardy face first into the turnbuckles and hit a bionic elbow. Mercury ran into a boot by Matt, and Matt followed it with a second rope elbow. Jeff tagged in, hitting a shoulderblock and a slingshot dropkick. Matt tagged back in and worked on Mercury's arm. Mercury yanked him down by the hair and tagged in Nitro. Matt hiptossed him, but Nitro got Matt into his corner and tagged MVP. MVP threw some punches and slammed Matt, then missed an elbowdrop. Matt tagged in Benoit, who chopped MVP and delivered some knees to the gut. MVP went to the eyes, then hit some forearms to the back and a snap mare, then a kick to the back for a two count.
Benoit came right back with chops, and went to tag out, but MNM went to the floor, as no one wanted to face Benoit. MVP reluctantly went back towards Benoit, who chopped him and hit a snap suplex for a two count. Jeff tagged in and stomped MVP in the corner. MVP raked Jeff in the eyes and tagged Nitro. Nitro took Hardy down with punches, as the fans chanted for Hardy. Jeff crawled to the corner, and hit Nitro with a back kick. Jeff hit a slingblade clothesline and a legdrop to the groin. Nitro got to his feet and slapped Jeff. Nitro exited the ring and Jeff gave chase, which was a ploy for Mercury to blindside Jeff on the floor and toss him into the security wall. Jeff was tossed back in and Nitro put him in a chinlock.
Jeff battled out, but Mercury hit him with a knee from the apron as he tried to bounce off the ropes. Mercury tagged in and hit an elbowdrop for a two count, then applied a rear chinlock. MVP tagged in and kicked Hardy down in the corner. MNM worked him over as MVP argued with the referee. MVP suplexed Jeff for a two count. Nitro tagged back in and whipped Jeff chest first into a corner. Nitro set up Jeff for a back superplex, but Jeff elbowed him away and hit the Whisper In The Wind. Jeff tagged Matt, who hit Nitro with a back elbow. Mercury ran in and got clotheslines. Matt hit a bulldog/clothesline combo on MNM, then gave Nitro a Side Effect for a two count. Mercury hit Benoit on the apron and Benoit ran in and kicked Mercury out of the ring. As the referee was getting Benoit out, MVP gave Matt a back suplex. Nitro then tagged in MVP, who put Matt in a cravate, then hit a salto suplex. MVP hit his "three point" elbow, but Benoit came in and broke up the cover.
Mercury tagged in and stuck his thumb in Matt's eye. Mercury hit Matt with a short arm clothesline for a two count. Nitro tagged in and gave Matt a neckbreaker for a two count, then put him in a front facelock. Nitro gave Hardy an uppercut, but Matt decked him with a clothesline. Mercury tagged in and knocked Jeff off the ring apron. Matt backdropped Mercury and tagged in Benoit. Benoit cleaned house on all three opponents, suplexing Mercury on top of MVP. Benoit went to German suplex Mercury, but Mercury grabbed Nitro. So Benoit suplexed both members of MNM. The Hardys ran in, and Nitro and MVP were tossed out of the ring. Mercury was given Air Hardy, a Twist Of Fate, a Swanton Bomb, and a top rope headbutt from Benoit, but MVP ran in and broke up the cover.
The match broke down, with MNM and the Hardys on the floor. MVP grabbed the U.S. Title belt and went to hit Benoit with it, but Benoit ducked and put MVP in the Crippler Crossface. MVP was about to tap, but Nitro got in to break it up. The Hardys ended up on the floor with MVP, and MNM went for the Snapshot on Benoit. Matt ran in to break it up, and Benoit floated over Mercury into Crossface position. Mercury resisted, but Benoit pounded on Mercury and got the Crossface on for the tapout win at the fourteen minute mark.
Winners: Chris Benoit, Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy
Backstage, Kristal interviewed Vickie Guerrero. Vickie said her "opportunity on Smackdown" was close to happening, and she would reveal more this Friday night. She thanked Kristal for all of her help and hugged her.
In another backstage area, the Little Bastard was telling Fit Finlay how scared he was of the Little Boogeyman. Finlay gave him a hug to calm him, but really was lifting him up to toss him into a dumpster. Finlay walked off. Of course, Boogeyman was in the dumpster.
Daivari and Scotty 2 Hotty were the first two "random" participants. Daivari kicked Scotty in the gut and whipped him hard into the corner for a one count. Daivari slammed Scotty and dropped an elbow for two. Daivari hit some punches, but Scotty fought back. Scotty hit the bulldog and went for the Worm. Scotty hit it and got the pin at the two minute mark.
Gregory Helms was out next. Helms hit Scotty with left and rights, then choked him against the bottom rope. Helms catapulted Scotty into the middle rope for a two count. Helms applied a double underhook and drove his knee into Scotty's head. Scotty rammed Helms into a corner, then hit some punches. Scotty hit a back suplex. He went for the Worm, but Helms tripped him into the ropes, then hit a facebuster on his knee for the pin at the two minute mark.
Funaki was out next. Funaki hit a right hand and went to the top rope. He went for a flying bodypress, but Helms rolled through it and held the trunks for the pin in about ten seconds.
Shannon Moore was out next. He pulled Helms to the floor and gave him a headscissors after handspringing off the apron on the outside. Moore tossed Helms into the ring for a two count. Helms reversed a whip and hit a backbreaker for two. Moore tripped Helms and rolled him up for a two count. Helms ran into a Moore boot, and Moore hit a second rope neckbreaker for a two count. Moore went to the top rope, but Helms caught him and hit a double arm suplex. Helms hit Moore with the facebuster to the knee for the pin at the three minute mark.
Jimmy Yang was out next. Yang hit Helms with a back elbow and a standing moonsault for a two count. Yang pounded Helms in the corner with punches, then poked him in the eye and swept hit leg out. Yang cradled Helms for a two count, then hit a Russian legsweep and applied a variation of the abdominal stretch on the mat into a cradle for two. Yang rammed Helms into the corner and went for a moonsault off the top. Helms moved and Yang landed on his feet, but Helms hit him with a clothesline. Helms charged Yang, but Yang caught him with a rana for a three count at the two minute mark. We'll have a new champion tonight.
Jamie Noble was out next. Helms grabbed Yang and gave him the Eye Of The Hurricane before leaving. Noble covered Yang for a two count. Noble hit a neckbreaker for two. Noble slammed Yang and hit a legdrop, then applied a cobra clutch. Yang broke out, but missed a charge in the corner and hit the ringpost. Noble rolled up Yang for a two count. Noble applied a sleeper, but Yang got out with a chinbuster. Noble missed a kick and got crotched on the middle rope. Yang hit a reverse atomic drop, two clotheslines and a spinkick. Noble came back with a jumping knee for a two count. Noble set up Yang for a superplex, hitting chops after sitting him on the top rope. Yang blocked the move and shoved Noble to the mat, then hit a springboard moonsault to pin Noble at the three minute mark.
For some reason they were going to give Yang the belt, even though Chavo Guerrero hadn't come out yet. Chavo's music hit, and Guerrero came out. Michael Cole said he was a "surprise entry". Maybe Cole was the guy that pulled Chavo's picture from the Cruiserweight Open picture on WWE.com this afternoon, since Chavo was listed for the match all day yesterday and much of today.
Chavo snapmared Yang and kicked him in the back. Chavo stomped Yang in the corner and gave him a facewash kick. Yang ducked a right hand and hit a spinkick. Yang backdropped Chavo over the top rope and to the floor. Yang hit a top rope dive on Chavo on the floor. Yang hit a top rope dropkick, but Chavo came back with the Three Amigos suplexes. Cole said doing the move was disrespectful. Chavo went to the top rope, but Yang met him up there and hit a rana for a two count. Yang went for the corkscrew splash, but Chavo moved out of the way and Yang crashed. Chavo hit a frog splash and got the pin at the three minute mark.
Winner and new Cruiserweight Champion: Chavo Guerrero.
Kristal interviewed John Cena, who made jokes about how he and Shawn Michaels haven't been getting along, despite being tag champions. Cena said his concern tonight is the "Deadman" and the "Animal" he is facing. Cena talked about all the speculation regarding whether someone would turn on their partner or not. Cena said tonight he would fight as hard with Shawn Michaels as he would against him at Wrestlemania.
Fit Finlay & Little Bastard vs. Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman.
Bastard ran under the ring as soon as he came out. Finlay started off with Boogey, kicking him in the gut and applying an armbar. Boogey reversed it and took Finlay down with a fireman's carry. Boogey dragged Finlay to the floor and rammed him into the security wall. In the ring, Boogeyman kicked Finlay in the face and rammed him into the turnbuckle. Boogey slammed Finlay. Little Boogey came in and gave Finlay a pair of sitdown splashes. Boogey gave Little Boogey worms. Little Bastard showed up from under the ring, taking off his hat (he put it on Finlay's head) and jacket. As he got ready to go at it with Little Boogey, Finlay kicked Little Boogey in the head. Bastard returned to under the ring. Finlay went to pin Little Boogey, but Little Boogey put him in a small package for a two count. Finlay clothesline Little Boogey, from his knees. Finlay hit a sit down splash and a elbow, then put Little Boogey in a Short Arm Scissors (the announcers called it a Little Armbar). Little Boogey was tapping but I guess it didn't count. Little Boogey was tossed to the floor, and Little Bastard dragged him under the ring. Finlay went to lift the apron, and Boogeyman, who had crawled over from the other side of the ring, popped out. We're back to Boogeyman vs. Finlay. Boogey hit a catapult and a splash in the corner. Little Boogey showed up from under the ring, and Boogey threw Little Boogey on top of Finlay. Little Bastard broke up the cover. Boogey scared off Little Bastard into the crowd with a handful of worms. In the ring, Finlay nailed Little Boogey with the shillelagh for the pin at the six minute mark.
Winners: Fit Finlay & Little Bastard
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