SmackDown celebrates a decade

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October 02, 2009

BOSTON -- On an historic edition of SmackDown, WWE celebrated a decade of bringing entertainment to millions of fans around the world. The night culminated in an epic Eight-Man Tag Team Match, featuring a thunderous Tombstone from Undertaker to Randy Orton.

Relive the historic night with WWE.com's comprehensive collection of PHOTOS and VIDEOS.

WWE Champion John Cena, Undertaker & DX def. World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, Randy Orton & The Legacy (Eight-Man Tag Team Match) (PHOTOS | WATCH)
In the biggest Eight-Man Tag Team Match in SmackDown history, Superstars from both SmackDown and Raw battled for bragging rights on one of the biggest nights in WWE.  After a hard-fought war, it was Undertaker who reigned supreme for his team when he crushed Randy Orton with a devastating Tombstone. The brutal end begs the question -- what kind of condition will The Viper be in on Sunday when he takes on WWE Champion John Cena in Hell in a Cell? (Preview)

The Rock Says So! (WATCH)
In a colorful address to the WWE Universe, The Rock offered his unique take on the past, present and future of SmackDown, as well as Hell in a Cell. "The Great One" even hinted at guest-hosting Raw.

Superstar party (PHOTOS)
Backstage, a slew of Superstars celebrated the momentous occasion at a Superstar-studded party. In addition to members of the current SmackDown roster, WWE Hall of Famers Sgt. Slaughter, The Iron Sheik and Howard Finkel joined the party. "The Voice of ECW" Joey Styles even got in on the action.

Watch the celebration: Part One | Two | Three | Four

Excuse me! Vickie Guerrero is back! (WATCH)
Former SmackDown GM Vickie Guerrero was in attendance for the party and announced major news -- she will be managing her boyfriend and newly-signed SmackDown Superstar Eric Escobar.

WATCH: Eddie Guerrero tribute

Batista def. Kane (PHOTOS | WATCH)
In the night's opening bout, Batista battled Kane. As the two powerhouses mixed it up in the corner, it was a thunderous Batista Bomb that toppled the 300-pound Big Red Monster and abruptly ended the match. At Hell in a Cell, The Animal must face an even bigger force when he teams with Rey Mysterio to take on Unified Tag Team Champion Big Show & Chris Jericho. (Preview)

Dolph Ziggler & The Miz def. Intercontinental Champion John Morrison & United States Champion Kofi Kingston (PHOTOS | WATCH)
There was no love lost in this encounter pitting Hell in the Cell opponents against each other, as well as former tag team partners and co-hosts of "The Dirt Sheet." In the end, it was the young Dolph Ziggler who shined when he dropped Intercontinental Champion John Morrison with the Zig Zag. Can Ziggler do the same when he faces The Guru of Greatness at Hell in a Cell? (Preview)

WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool def. Melina (Divas Lumberjack Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS)
With a crew of sexy, smart and powerful Lumberjacks surrounding the ring, Women's Champion Michelle McCool defended her gold against Melina. In the end, it was an attack from Beth Phoenix to Melina which enabled McCool to get Melina in her clutches and dispatch her with a Faithbreaker.

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