DEADLOCK Podcast: Revisiting WWE SmackDown 2002, The Debut of Rey Mysterio, Stephanie’s 1st Night as SmackDown! GM, Brock Lesnar’s SmackDown! Debut

It’s a new era in WWE as Stephanie McMahon is the new General Manager of SmackDown! The episode of SmackDown! was voted on as one of the best episodes of all time. This features the epic debut of Rey Mysterio to the WWE. He comes out of the gate with a crazy match against Chavo Guerrero! Plus, Brock Lesnar has just signed exclusively to SmackDown! He makes a huge statement by saying he is the next top dog and Kurt Angle’s time as locker room leader is over. Hollywood Hulk Hogan and The Rock team up against the Un-Americans for the WWE Tag Team titles! In The main event Edge and Chris Jericho battle in a steel cage match! After the match Rey Mysterio does the iconic dive off the top of the cage taking out everyone! Also, at the end of the night Eric Bischoff shows up on a limo to steal talent and sign them to the RAW brand! This episode is truly a turning point for WWE SmackDown!

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