Dan Hey: 2004 has been a funny old year in the WWE. On the one hand, with The Rock and Steve Austin gone from the screens, along with the departure of WWE’s latest superstar Brock Lesnar, WWE had to push some new faces to the top of the mountain. Most wrestling fans rejoiced when Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero received two such pushes in the earlier part of the year. JBL and the young Randy Orton then followed suit, with big pushes also looming on the horizon for John Cena and Batista. However, once the Benoit and Guerrero’s day in the sun drew to a close, WWE fell back into a familiar and stale pattern, with the likes of Triple H once again ruling the roost on RAW, and JBL’s long WWE Championship run becoming somewhat tiresome. Meanwhile, the likes of Rey Mysterio, Rob Van Dam, Booker T, and Chris Jericho (despite having been previously pushed as a top guy) seemed eternally hampered by WWE’s glass ceiling. This is a SmackDown! production, so Michael Cole and Tazz host. We’re in Atlanta, GA – formerly WCW territory!