posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 02:59 PM
WWE Heavyweight Championship Match
Texas Bull Rope Match
Referee: Nick Patrick
John Bradshaw Layfield vs. Eddie Guerrero (c)
The rules of this match are pretty much the same as a strap match. No need to explain it. John Bradshaw Layfield drove out into the arena with his
limo and this match is for the WWE Heavyweight Championship with Eddie Guerrero defending the Title against JBL in the Texas Bull Rope Match!
At the sound of the bell, JBL and Eddie felt each other out with the bull rope and then JBL went for a clothesline but Eddie ducked it and gave JBL a
drop kick to the knee to send him down to the mat.
JBL hit Eddie Guerrero and touched one of the corners and then Eddie Guerrero nailed JBL with a drop kick to send him into the turnbuckle and Michael
Cole explained that JBL just has to hit two more corners to win the match but Tazz corrected him, saying that Eddie Guerrero interrupted it with the
JBL put Eddie Guerrero in the tree of woe position and then he got out of the ring and wrapped the rope around Eddie Guerrero's neck to choke him out
and the referee tried to stop him, telling him that he cannot beat him like this. JBL then took the cover off the Spanish announce table and then he
pulled Eddie Guerrero off the ropes and pulled him out of the ring and slammed him into the American announce table. JBL pulled the top off the
American announce table as well and then smiled. JBL got up on the table and set Eddie Guerrero up in a power bomb position but Eddie ducked down and
wrapped the rope around the leg to trip Bradshaw. Eddie then mounted JBL and gave him a number of hard right hands as the crowd chanted "Eddie,
Eddie Guerrero picked up a steel chair and nailed JBL with it to bust him wide opened, shades of what JBL did to Eddie Guerrero at Judgment Day. Eddie
then brought the steel chair into the rope and Eddie nailed him once again with the steel chair and JBL was covered in blood. Eddie then went to the
corners and hit three of them and he went for the fourth but JBL went to the ropes to hold Eddie back and the crowd cheered in anticipation as Eddie
reached for the fourth corner but JBL pulled him to stop him. Eddie then gave JBL a drop kick to the head and then a leg drop. Eddie Guerrero choked
away on JBL with the rope and blood literally poured down the face of JBL.
Eddie Guerrero gave JBL three vertical suplexes and then he went to the top rope and came off with the frog splash and then he went to the turnbuckles
and touched the turnbuckles and he went for the fourth corner but JBL rolled out of the ring to stop Eddie from reaching the fourth corner.
JBL wrapped the rope around Eddie Guerrero's neck and then he pulled him from the top rope to launch him onto the Spanish announcer's table and the
table did not break and Eddie bounced right off of it and went crashing down to the arena floor. JBL then lifted Eddie Guerrero up and gave him a
power bomb right through the table to send the table crumbling down to the floor.
JBL then brought Eddie Guerrero into the ring and then he touched one corner, two corners, three corners and he went for the fourth corner but Eddie
Guerrero ducked down and held onto the ropes to stop JBL from getting to the corner. Eddie clenched onto the bottom rope to stop JBL from reaching the
corner and then JBL went back to work on Eddie Guerrero.
JBL knocked Eddie Guerrero down and he went to the corners and hit three of them but Eddie Guerrero stopped JBL from hitting the fourth corner. Eddie
Guerrero gave JBL a low blow with the cow bell and then he nailed JBL in the back with the rope a number of times.
Eddie Guerrero went around the ring and touched some turnbuckles and JBL touched them as well. JBL and Eddie both hit three and JBL went for the
fourth one but Eddie Guerrero pulled him back to stop him from hitting the fourth one. Eddie nailed JBL in the back with the cow bell and then he
jumped on JBL and touched the turnbuckle and JBL also touched it with his back but Eddie Guerrero's music hit in the arena and he was announced the
winner and still WWE Champion... or NOT.
After the match, Kurt Angle was wheeled out on his wheelchair by Luther and Kurt said to listen to him. He isn't out here because of any personal
vendetta, he's out here because as the General Manager, he needs to do the right thing and he needs to make sure that the right decision was made.
Kurt said we all need to see the footage of the end of that match, so please show the footage. They showed the footage of Eddie Guerrero and JBL both
hitting the turnbuckle and JBL hit the turnbuckle first with his shoulder. The rules state that it doesn't matter which part of your body touches, all
that matters is who touches first. Kurt apologizes but as the General Manager of Smackdown!, he has to announce that the winner of this match is the
new WWE Heavyweight Champion, John Bradshaw Layfield. JBL was surprised and Eddie Guerrero did not want to give up that title but was forced to and we
have a new WWE Champion in John Bradshaw Layfield.
Winner and new WWE Champion, John Bradshaw Layfield
Eddie Guerrero remained in the ring and despite his title loss, the fans showed him a great amount of respect.