The show started as an excellent video promo of Smackdown’s 15 year history was shown. After the footage, Lillian Garcia welcomed the first ever general manager of Smackdown and one of the principal owners of WWE Stephanie McMahon.
Stephanie McMahon entered the ring and welcomed the fans to the 15th anniversary of Smackdown. She asked the fans if they remember the superstar who went to the fraise of Smackdown, then she confirmed that superstar was the people’s champ, the great one, the man who lost to her husband Triple H on the very first episode of Smackdown, The Rock.
Stephanie McMahon said that she was very proud to be the first general manager of Smackdown because she got to share so many moments with the fans on the show.
Before Stephanie McMahon could proceed she was interrupted by John Laurinaitis. Yep Big Johnny was back in the house. Johnny entered the ring and gave an introductory speech, he told that for those who did not know him, he was a former general manager for both Raw and Smackdown.
Johnny said that he thought who better could help to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Smackdown than the man who created the greatest movement ever in WWE history, which was the people power. Johnny and Stephanie hyped the WWE Network a little after that. Johnny said that he had a lot of matches for the night to make.
Before Johnny could proceed he was interrupted by Theodore Long. Oh yes, Teddy Long was back as well. The fans cheered for Teddy really hard. JBL made a very funny thing as he left the announce table and ran towards Teddy to shake hands with him.
Teddy Long entered the ring and grabbed a mic as the fans chanted Teddy’s name. Teddy told Laurinaitis that he was the general manager of Smackdown for six years and he would be damned that Johnny trying to step over him. Johnny said that there was a reason behind it, he was always better than him, and even today.
To show he was actually better Teddy, he said that he would make such a match that fans would love to see. He made a tag team match for the night which was The Miz and Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger and Sheamus. Then he taunted Teddy by saying ‘now can you feel that player?’
Teddy Long said that he would make it a six man tag team match; Bo Dallas, Cesaro and The Miz taking on against Sheamus, Jack Swagger and Mark Henry. Johnny said that he would make it a ten man tag team match; Cesaro, Bo Dallas, The Miz and the tag team champions Gold and Stardust taking on against Sheamus, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry and the Usos.
Teddy Long said since this was the 15th anniversary of Smackdown, he was going to propose something for the night that had never been done before, and that would be a fifteen man tag team match. Johnny said that Stephanie could not do that because a fifteen man tag team match was not possible.
Teddy Long said that it would very possible, so he match would be Cesaro, Bo Dallas, The Miz and the tag team champions Gold and Stardust, Mini Gator and Slater Gator taking on against Sheamus, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry and the Usos, Los Matadores, El Torito and Tito Santana.
Stephanie McMahon said that Tito Santana was not even here, but she told she liked the proposal and the fans would be really happy to see such a match, they would love Teddy so much. The fans cheered hard for Teddy. She told since two of them were always in the mind of competition, so she was going a little bit of idea from WrestleMania 28, so they would have team Johnny vs. Team Teddy. She asked them to decide which team they would like to be the captain of, the winner of tonight’s competition would become the greatest general manager of all time.
Both Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis agreed with Stephanie McMahon’s decision. She talked about the block buster announcement from last week’s Monday Night Raw, as John Cena would face the Lunatic Fringe Dean Ambrose at the Hell in a Cell pay per view event, and the winner of that match would go on to face Seth Rollins inside the Hell in a Cell. So tonight, The Miz would host a face to face confrontation between Dean Ambrose and John Cena.
Adam Rose with his came out with his team. They came out to the ring in their as usual dancing style. Adam Rose wished Happy Birthday to Smackdown and it was the time to party, but there was no meaning of a party without Adam Rose. He called Stephanie as ‘Stephi’ and he wanted her not to be a lemon, be a rosebud.
Stephanie said that Adam was right, and it was the party time so Adam Rose should be in action. She made a match for Adam Rose. Rose and his friends were really happy to hear this. Stephanie named the opponent of Adam Rose who was Kane. Rose and his rosebuds stopped celebrating after hearing the name of Kane. Adam Rose’s music hit again and Stephanie McMahon started dancing, Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis danced with her.
Footage from the main event of the first ever episode of Smackdown was shown where Triple H defeated The Rock for the WWE championship by the help of the special guest referee Shawn Michaels.
Kane came out for the contest. Kane had a mic in his hand, he said that he was not a cheese burger, he was not a bunny, he was not a lemon and he was certainly not a rosebud. From time to time he was a demon, but on that night he was a party pooper.
Match 1 – Kane defeated Adam Rose. It was a short match and an easy victory for Kane, it also was the first defeat for Adam Rose since he debuted to the main roster of WWE. Kane pinned Adam Rose with the Choke Slam. Kane was about to leave, Rose’s rosebuds went inside the ring to check what was up with Rose. Kane went back to the ring again and took down the rosebuds. Finally, Kane went face to face with the Bunny, a number of rosebuds tried to help Bunny but Kane choke slammed them all. As Kane was busy in a double choke slam, Bunny escaped. Good to see finally Kane having some highlights.
Footage from 2002 was shown when John Cena debuted against the Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle.
Match 2 – WWE Divas champion AJ Lee defeated Alicia Fox by submission. AJ Lee made Alicia Fox submit by the black widow. After the match, Paige attacked AJ Lee. AJ fought back and escaped the two on one fight.
Some extreme Footages from the fifteen year history of Smackdown was shown.
Match 3 – Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins defeated Kofi Kingston. Seth Rollins pinned Kofi Kingston with the Curb Stomp.
Video promo for Luke Harper was shown
Video promo for Bo Dallas was shown
Two Money in the bank cashes were shown, the first one was Edge cashing in over Undertaker in 2007, and the second one was against Jack Swagger cashing in against Chris Jericho in 2010.
Footage from last week was shown from last week’s Monday Night Raw where Rusev and Lana were disrespecting America and Americans just like all time. Then the Rock came back and he made fun of Rusev and Lana. The Rock also excited the fans by praising the city. The Rock stopped in his usual manner ‘Finally, the Rock has come back to Brooklyn’. Lana asked the Rock who he thought he was to interrupt the great Rusev. She said that the Rock needed to shut up. The Rock made fun of Lana. Rusev came forward and addressed Rock as ‘American piece of garbage’. He warned the Rock, if he did not leave, Rusev would crush him. The Rock said that there was a reason behind anyone could not beat him till now, he was bigger and stronger than his previous opponents. He told that the fans did not boo them because they support Russia, but they boo them because they were both world class ‘A’-holes. The conversation ended up with a fight. The Rock attacked Rusev straight. The Rock punched Rusev out of the ring. The Rock ended up with ‘If you smeeeeell what the Rock is coockin’.