The August 29, 2002 Edition of Smackdown is a Professional wrestling television show of the WWE's Smackdown brand, which took place on August 27, 2002 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Eddie Guerrero pinned Edge with the frog splash after blocking the spear with a steel chair; due to prematch stipulations, Guerrero advanced to the next round in a one-night competition to determine the #1 contender to the world title
- D-Von Dudley pinned John Cena.
- After the match, Batista attacked D-Von.
- Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Rico with the 619 and the Frankensteiner into a roll up
- Rikishi pinned Eddie Guerrero with a kick to the face; due to prematch stipulations, Rikishi advanced in the #1 contender competition; after the match, Chris Benoit attacked Rikishi and locked him in the Crippler Crossface until Edge made the save
- Shannon Moore (w/ The Hurricane) pinned Tajiri (w/ Jamie Noble & Nidia)
- Chris Benoit defeated Rikishi via submission with the Crippler Crossface; due to prematch stipulations, Benoit advanced in the #1 contender competition
- WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Matt Hardy in a non-title match by blocking the Twist of Fate and hitting the F5
- The Undertaker defeated Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle by pinning Benoit with the powerbomb.
- Due to prematch stipulations, the Undertaker became the #1 contender to the world title
- Taker's surprise debut on Smackdown!