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John Pollock & Wai Ting review WWE SmackDown from April 15, 2004 as General Manager Kurt Angle falls victim to an outburst from The Big Show following a high-stakes loss to WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero.
We discuss the beginnings of the John “Bradshaw” Layfield character and his anti-immigration agenda, the rise of “Dr. of Thuganomics” John Cena, and the provocative re-debut of an ultra-flamboyant Rico against an uncomfortable Charlie Haas.
Plus, John’s news and notes from the period, and Espresso Executive Producer Diego Figueroa joins us to discuss his selection before going through the Trivia Gauntlet.
Watch this show on WWE Network (account required): https://watch.wwe.com/episode/SmackDown-4750
Next time on Rewind-A-Wai… WCW Nitro (April 10, 2000) “The Reboot”