WWE Judgment Day Opener:
Judgment Day opened up with a video package looking at tonight’s stop matches before the fireworks went off in the arena as Michael Cole and Tazz welcomed us to the show!
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The music of MNM hit in the arena as Melina led Nitro and Mercury to the ring as the WWE Tag Team Champions, and they are set to defend against a team they have not been able to defeat in Brian Kendrick and Paul London.
Nitro and London kicked things off with a lock up and Nitro backed London to the corner and then shoved London. London shoved back and then they locked up again and Nitro grabbed a side headlock. London sent him to the ropes but Nitro came back with a shoulder block. MNM taunted the crowd before Nitro grabbed another side headlock. London sent him to the ropes and Nitro again hit a shoulder block. Another rope run and London tripped Nitro and he landed face first on the mat, and then London hit an arm drag before tagging in Kendrick.
Kendrick quickly tagged back out and London came from the top with a axe handle. Kendrick tagged back in and he and London hit a double clothesline on Nitro but Nitro came back and tagged in Mercury. Mercury worked Kendrick over but Kendrick nailed an up and under in the corner and then a pair of hip tosses for two. Kendrick nailed a deep arm drag and then locked in an arm bar on Mercury. London tagged in and they sent Mercury to the ropes and hit a double hip toss and then stereo nip ups before knocking Nitro off the apron. Kendrick charged at London and London back dropped him into a hilo on MNM on the outside. Mercury was sent back inside and London went for a cross body but Mercury moved. Mercury tagged in Nitro who stomped away at London while Mercury held him.
MNM hit a double gutbuster on London as Melina screamed on in approval on the outside. Mercury hit some right hands and then distracted the referee allowing Melina to lock in a headscissors on the apron. Mercury locked in a rear chin lock on London as the crowd got behind him. London fought out and then charged at Mercury and they collided. Both men made the tag and Kendrick nailed a series of forearms and clotheslines on MNM. Kendrick hit a running forearm in the corner and then Nitro hit a hot shot on Kendrick. MNM hit the Snapshot and covered but London made the save out of nowhere. Mercury sent London to the outside and Nitro covered Kendrick but he kicked out. Nitro tossed Kendrick to the outside and then Mercury dropped him jaw first on the apron. Mercury tossed Kendrick back inside and Nitro covered for two.
Nitro locked in a rear chin lock on Kendrick but he fought out and then Nitro went for a suplex but Kendrick got a roll up but the referee is distracted with Mercury. Mercury tagged in and they nailed a double team on Kendrick. Mercury went for a suplex and nailed it, delayed style, for two. Mercury tossed Kendrick to the outside and distracted the referee while Melina put the boots in. Back inside and Mercury locked in a rear chin lock before dropping an elbow. Mercury sent Kendrick head first into Nitro’s boot and then made the tag and Nitro covered for two and then hammered away with right hands. Nitro sent Kendrick into Mercury’s boot in the corner and then made the tag. Mercury locked in another rear chin lock on Kendrick as the fans rallied behind him. Kendrick fought out and Kendrick fought off MNM and made the tag. London came in with forearms and right hands to MNM and then hit a spinning back elbow on Nitro. London sent Nitro to the corner and hit a running forearm and then went for the same on Mercury but he got his boot up. MNM went for a double clothesline but London came back clotheslining both men down and covered for two.
London was sent to the apron and hit a dropsault to send Nitro down and landed on Mercury for two when Melina got in the ring and screamed in the referees face. London went for a suplex and Nitro pulled the leg and held on but London kicked out. MNM double teamed London and then Kendrick hit the ring and sent Nitro to the outside. Kendrick went for a plancha but Melina pushed Nitro out of the way. Nitro held London but London moved and Mercury nailed Nitro and then London rolled up Mercury for the win!
Winners and new WWE Tag Team Champions, Brian Kendrick and Paul London
Melina couldn’t believe they lost the titles and started to scream at Mercury. The fans chanted “you suck” at MNM and she continued to blame Mercury. She then shoved him and he looks to be getting a bit pissed. She then slapped the taste out of his mouth. Mercury then grabbed Melina and then Nitro jumped Mercury from behind and started to work away on him. Melina then kicked Mercury right in the head and then kicked the referee square in the balls! MNM have imploded at Judgment Day! Mercury attacked Nitro in the aisle and the two brawled away with each other. Teddy Long came out with a bunch of referees to try and separate the two, and Long got shoved down in the middle of it.
Referee: Charles Robinson
The music of Chris Benoit hits in the arena as he makes his way to the ring for action with Finlay.
The two locked up and Finlay backed Benoit to the corner and gave a clean break. They locked up again and Finlay again backed Benoit to the corner and then back to the middle of the ring and to the other corner but Benoit reversed it and we’re still in the tie up and it then goes to the outside and no one wants to budge. Finlay backed Benoit to the barricade and then they broke it and both got back in the ring and had a stare down.
Benoit hit a double leg and went for a Sharpshooter early but Finlay countered into a leg hold. Benoit then came back with a side headlock into a rear chin lock and then scored with a side headlock takedown. Finlay rolled Benoit over for one but Benoit kept hold of the side headlock. Finlay rolled through again for two and then Benoit broke the hold. Finlay complained saying he had something in his eye and backed into the corner. The referee checked and then Finlay blindsided Benoit. Finlay hit some uppercuts and then Benoit came back with chops but Finlay hit a drop toe hold into a rear chin lock putting all his weight on the neck of Benoit. Finlay maintained control with some quick covers and then slapped Benoit but Benoit then slapped Finlay knocking him to the canvas. Benoit hit some knees on Finlay in the corner and then some chops. Benoit scored with a backbreaker for a two count and then went back to working over Finlay on the mat.
Benoit rolled Finlay up for two and then worked Finlay over in the corner with more chops. Finlay scored with an eye poke and then a clothesline for two. Finlay pulled Benoit’s arms backwards on the mat and had his own foot on the top of Benoit’s head and pulled backwards. The fans got behind Benoit and he fought out but then Finlay locked in a crisscross choke. The fans chanted for Benoit as he flipped Finlay down and Benoit went for an elbow but Finlay moved and covered for two. Benoit exploded with a German suplex and nailed another, and then a third. Benoit headed up top for the headbutt but Finlay moved and both men are down. Benoit hit a dragon screw leg drag out of the corner and went for the Sharpshooter but Finlay kicked him off and went to the outside. Finlay grabbed a chair but Benoit hit a baseball slide under the ropes into the chair and Finlay. Back inside, and Benoit went up and hit the headbutt for a near fall.
Benoit nailed a right hand and then a chop in the corner. Finlay came back sending Benoit sternum first into the corner and then nailed him hard in the back and locked in a quarter nelson into a cover for two. Finlay went to the outside and pulled Benoit to the apron and drove his elbow into Benoit’s throat. Back inside and Finlay punted Benoit and then stomped him in the gut. Finlay nailed an elbow drop, and then another, before locking in another rear chin lock. Finlay locked in a dragon sleeper with a hammerlock and then nailed Benoit hard in the back. Finlay again nailed Benoit with a forearm to the back of the head sending Benoit to the mat. Benoit came back with right hands in the corner but then Finlay drove his elbow into the shoulder and then hit a knee drop. Finlay worked Benoit over in the corner some more with a running shoulder into the gut. Finlay hit a hard clothesline and again covered for two. Finlay locked in a nerve hold on Benoit but Benoit fought out and nailed a German out of nowhere. Benoit hit another but Finlay blocked the third and hit some headbutts but then Benoit hit an enziguri.
Outside the ring and Finlay grabbed his Shillelagh but Benoit ducked and nailed a German on the floor! Back in the ring and Benoit hit the three amigos but then Finlay came back and knocked Benoit off the apron and the back of his head hit the barricade. Finlay followed out and speared Benoit into the barricade before sending him back into the ring. Finlay threw Benoit shoulder first into the ring post. Benoit came back and went for the Crossface out of nowhere and locked it in and Benoit wins!
Winner – Chris Benoit
Referee: Chris Kay
Jillian Hall made her way to the ring for this one on one match with Melina. Superstar Billy Graham was shown watching the show from the front row. Melina was accompanied by Nitro, but the referee ejected him before the match.
Jillian jumped Melina from behind and hit a Thesz press and then some right hands. Jillian hit a snapmare and then a flip over neck snap. Jillian pulled at the hair of Melina but she bailed to the outside. Jillian sent Melina into the barricade, but then Melina came back kicking Jillian into the ring steps. Back in the ring and Melina stomped away at Jillian and then stood right on her head. Melina threw Jillian down to the mat and again stood on her head. Melina locked in a body scissors with a rear naked choke. Melina hit some forearm shots and then Jillian reversed into a rollup for two.
Jillian hit some forearms but Melina hit a hair takedown for two. Melina hit a stiff stomp to the ribs and then choked Jillian over the middle rope. Melina laid Jillian over the middle buckle and then hit a knee to the mid section. Melina went for a move from the middle rope but Jillian got her knees up. Melina slipped out of her top at this point. Jillian hit some forearms and then a crossbody. Jillian sent Melina head first to the corner and then nailed a rollup for the win but Melina’s hand was on the ropes, but the referee didn’t see it.
Winner – Jillian Hall
Kristal came down with a big smile on her face to interview Melina. Kristal says she has to ask Melina a question, it’s one that’s been on everyone’s mind here. She said she knows tonight hasn’t been a good night for Melina and then Melina screamed “BITCH” and attacked her but Kristal came back with boots and forearms and Melina bailed to the back.
John Bradshaw Layfield is in the back and he looks very jovial tonight. He said tonight is Judgment Day for Rey Mysterio. Tonight the feel good story of 2006 comes to an end. Rey took on all comers, but now he faces a different level. He said this is JBL’s world and JBL’s time. He said this is what he thrives on. JBL said today the true American Hero, and the United States Champion…JBL screamed at someone and it’s Chavo Guerrero. Chavo said he’s here to support Rey Mysterio. JBL said that Chavo is here to watch Rey Mysterio get his ass kicked for the World Heavyweight Title just like he watched his uncle, Eddie Guerrero, get beat by him for the WWE Title. Chavo said JBL needs to stop living in the past, and tonight, JBL will not leave here with the World Title. Chavo said “Viva La Raza” and left.
Cruiserweight Championship Match
Gregory Helms made his way to the ring as the Cruiserweight Champion, and he’s set to defend against Super Crazy. Luis Gonzalez from the Diamondbacks is shown watching the show.
The two locked up and Crazy got a quick rollup for two. Crazy with a jackknife cover for another two, and then a backslide for a third near fall. Crazy hit a drop toe hold and then another roll up for two. Crazy was sent to the apron but flipped back in and knocked Helms to the outside. Crazy went for a dive but the referee stopped him. Crazy then flipped over the referee with a cannonball on Helms and then sent him back inside for two. Crazy hit some mounted punches in the corner but then Helms nailed a hot shot and then a running neckbreaker for two.
Helms nailed another neckbreaker and covered for a near fall. Helms locked in a head and arm lock but Crazy fought out and ran into an elbow. Helms pulled Crazy to the apron and clubbed away on his neck. Back in the ring and Helms covered for two. Helms locked in another rear chin lock and went for a suplex but Crazy blocked and hit one of his own. Helms went back to a front face lock and hit some knees to the head of Crazy and then covered for two. Helms went back to another rear chin lock. Crazy fought out but then ran into a sleeper but Crazy rolled through into a victory roll for two.
Helms hit a knee to the head and went to the middle rope but Crazy got his boot up but Helms blocked it but then missed an elbow. Crazy hit some right hands but then ran into an uppercut. Crazy hit a spinning backbreaker and then a dropkick and a standing moonsault for two. Crazy went sent to the apron but he went up top and hit a missile dropkick and covered for a near fall. Crazy went up top and went for the moonsault but Helms moved. Helms went for the Shining Wizard but Crazy moved and hit a spinning heel kick for two.
Helms hit a neckbreaker and then missed a splash in the corner but then Crazy missed a splash and Helms rolled him up and grabbed the ropes for two. Crazy shoved Helms into the corner but then ate a boot. Helms hit a flipping neckbreaker from the middle rope for two. Helms choked at Crazy and then the two traded right hands. Crazy flipped Helms into the turnbuckle but then Helms nailed a powerbomb and rolled Crazy up with his feet on the ropes for the win.
Winner and still Cruiserweight Champion, Gregory Helms
Melina and Nitro go into Long’s office and Melina said MNM got screwed out of the titles and she got screwed as well. Long said he isn’t going to do anything about it. Melina then slapped the taste out of Long’s mouth. Long said he needed that. He said that Melina’s FIRED! Nitro got in Long’s face, and he’s FIRED too!
We go to another “Classic Crowning” Moment in 2000 when Kurt Angle defeated Rikishi to become the King of the Ring.
Anthony Robles, 2-time Arizona wrestling champion, is shown at ringside. Robles did all of that with just one leg.
Referee: Charles Robinson
The music of Mark Henry hit in the arena as he made his way down to face Kurt Angle, the man he injured around a month back. Henry started to take apart the announce table before Angle made his entrance. Henry got on the mic and said that Kurt Angle needs to realize that he hurts people. He said Batista got hurt and where’s he? Gone. Henry said he knows Angle isn’t 100%, so tonight it’s over.
Angle attacked Henry from behind and hammered away at the knee. Henry sent Angle to the corner but ate a boot on the charge and then Angle hit a cannonball from the middle rope and covered for two, and landed on his neck. Angle locked in a front face lock. Angle went for a sunset flip and then Henry tried to squash him but Angle moved and then kicked Henry in the jaw. Angle sent Henry to the outside and followed out, sending him head first into the announce table.
Angle went for a German suplex on the announce table but Henry elbowed out and sent Angle back inside. Angle hit a single leg and then locked in a leg hold on Henry. Henry kicked Angle off and then ran into a huge clothesline from Henry. Henry hit a big headbutt and then clubbed at the back of Angle. Henry stood right on top of the taped ribs of Angle and then locked in a rear chin lock. Angle fought out and hit some right hands, and then a big kick to the face. Angle went for a cross body but Henry caught him and went for the World’s Strongest Slam but Angle countered into a DDT for two. Henry and Angle traded right hands but then Angle hit a huge German suplex. Angle took down his straps and nailed the Angle Slam for two. Angle charged at Henry, but Henry exploded with a huge clothesline.
Henry nailed a slam for a near fall. Henry went for the World’s Strongest Slam but Angle reversed and locked in the Ankle Lock but Henry kicked him off and to the outside of the ring. Henry sent Angle head first into the apron and then laid him on the announce table. Henry got on the other announce table and was going to go for a splash but Angle rolled out of the way and Henry climbed back down. Henry hit a splash on Angle against the ring post and Angle got counted out.
Winner by count out, Mark Henry
Henry went back to the outside and laid Angle on the announce table again. Angle came back with an eye rake and then an uppercut and nailed Henry in the head and then the back with the steel chair repeatedly. Angle locked in the Ankle Lock on the outside of the ring and Henry tapped. Referee’s and agents came down to break the hold. Kurt Angle has snapped. Angle got free of the agents and nailed the Angle Slam on Henry onto the announce table, which did not break. Angle then hit Henry in the head with a chair and he fell face first onto the table and it crumbled.
Sharmell is shown in the back and meets up with Booker. She said tonight he shows the world who he is, and tonight Booker becomes royalty, tonight he becomes King, better than King Arthur, King Tut, Don King, Martin Luther King…King Kong ain’t got nothing on Booker, because he’s the greatest King of all, King Booker! Booker screamed out “King Booker” and they laughed, and then made out some.
King Of The Ring Finals
We take a look back to the tournament thus far and then we take a look at the throne, and the coronation will take place this week on Smackdown. Booker T then made his way to the ring with Sharmell, and he’ll be facing the soft spoken, hard hitting Bobby Lashley here in the Finals.
Booker and Lashley got face to face and Lashley shoved Booker down. They locked up again and Lashley backed Booker to the corner and broke clean. Another lock up and now Booker got Lashley in the corner and went for a cheap shot but Lashley blocked and hit some right hands. Lashley sent Booker to the corner and hit a huge clothesline and then a nice suplex for two. Lashley hit a hard clothesline and covered for another two count. Lashley worked the arm of Booker and then locked in an arm bar.
Booker came back with a chop and went for a suplex but Lashley blocked and took Booker down and covered for two. Booker nailed an eye poke and then a knee to the head and then some right hands in the corner. Lashley came back with a clothesline out of the corner and then nailed a double leg and rammed Booker to the corner, but missed a splash and hit the ring post, shoulder first. On the outside, Booker sent Lashley head first into the ring steps and demanded the referee start to count Lashley out. Lashley rolled back in and Booker stomped away at him in the corner. Booker choked Lashley over the top rope and then hit a spin kick to the back of the head for a two count.
Booker locked in an arm bar on Lashley but Lashley fought out and ran into a kick to the mid section. Booker went for the Scissors Kick but Lashley nailed a huge clothesline. Lashley hit some forearms and then a clothesline. Lashley hit an atomic drop and then another clothesline. Sharmell got on the apron and then Booker came from behind Lashley with a kick to the head. Booker went for the Book End but Lashley countered into a belly to belly suplex. Lashley set up for the spear but Sharmell grabbed his leg, and Booker hit a superkick. Booker nailed the Book End and covered but Lashley kicked out. Lashley caught Booker on his shoulder in the corner and hit a running powerslam for a near fall.
Lashley hit a running clothesline in the corner but then ran into a heel kick to the jaw. Booker nailed the Scissors Kick and covered but Lashley kicked out! Booked missed a side kick and Lashley hit a Spear out of nowhere. Sharmell got in the ring and then Finlay hit the ring and nailed Lashley in the head with the Shillalagh. Booker then hit the Book End for the win!
Winner and King of the Ring, Booker T
Daivari and the Great Khali are shown making their way through the back, and Khali faces the Undertaker, and that is next.
Referee: Charles Robinson
The music of the Great Khali hit in the arena as Daivari led this monster to the ring to face the returning Undertaker.
Khali and Undertaker stared each other down and then got face to face. Taker hit some body shots and then right hands but Khali tossed him to the outside with one arm. Back inside and Taker hit some more kicks and punches but again Khali tossed the Undertaker over the top rope. Taker hit a hot shot on the top rope to hang Khali up and then back in the ring he hit more right hands. Taker went for Old School but Khali pulled him down crashing to the mat.
Khali hit right hands and stomps on the Undertaker in the corner and then stood on him as the fans got behind the Deadman. Khali sent Undertaker hard to the corner and then nailed a clothesline. Khali stomped the Undertaker to the outside and followed out. Khali nailed a shot to the back and then slammed him head first into the apron. Taker came back with an elbow and then some right hands but then Khali whipped Undertaker knee first into the ring steps. Daivari got some cheap shots in behind the referees back. Back in the ring and Khali slammed the Undertaker. Taker sat up and Khali hit a chop to the head. Khali covered Undertaker with one boot but Taker kicked out and then sat up. Khali and Undertaker traded right hands and then Taker hit a headbutt and then went for Old School again, and this time he nailed it. Taker hit some jabs and then a running clothesline. Taker hit another clothesline, and then a flying clothesline and Khali got hung up in the ropes.
Khali is stuck and Taker went to work on him with right hands. Daivari is on the apron and Taker grabbed him by the throat to bring him in the ring but the referee stopped him and Taker chased after the referee while Daivari freed Khali. Taker went for a chokeslam but Khali blocked and then hit a big boot. Taker sat up and Khali hit the chop to the skull again. Khali hit another kick to the head and covered him with one foot for the win. Oh my.
Winner – The Great Khali
World Heavyweight Championship Match
The music of John Bradshaw Layfield hit in the arena as the limo pulled out and the United States Champion emerged for his title shot at the World Heavyweight Champion, Rey Mysterio. Rey’s wife Angie is shown watching from the crowd.
JBL pie faced Rey down to the mat and Rey got right back up, and JBL did it again. Rey then went to work with kicks but JBL pushed him down again. JBL backed up and then we get a lock up. Rey kicked away at JBL and then grabbed a side headlock. JBL then perched Rey on the top rope and Rey slapped him. JBL came back with a boot to the gut and then slammed Rey head first into the turnbuckle and wailed away with right hands. JBL stomped on the fingers of Mysterio and then went for a big boot but Rey hit a drop toe hold and went for the 619 but JBL bailed to the outside.
Rey hit a baseball slide on JBL and then nailed a seated senton on JBL to the floor. Back in the ring and Rey hit a cross body for a near fall and then hit a running dropkick for another two count. Rey hit a running leg drop and covered again for a near fall. Rey hit some mounted punches in the corner and then hit a baseball slide to the balls of JBL in the corner while the referee was distracted. Rey sent JBL to the outside and went for a baseball slide but JBL moved and then hit a big boot. JBL threw Rey into the ring steps head first. JBL hit a straight right hand and then tossed Rey back into the ring. JBL stomped Rey in the head and then gave him another big right hand. Rey was sent to the outside and JBL followed out and slammed him head first into the ring steps again. JBL taunted Angie at ringside, and Rey is bleeding after that shot. JBL hit a suplex and then spun the hips and mocked the memory of Eddie Guerrero with the Three Amigos. JBL hung Rey up on the ropes and then kicked him to the floor. JBL held Rey’s bloody head in front of Angie at ringside, and then hit a fallaway slam.
Back in the ring and JBL slapped Rey around in the cornerand then nailed him with a pair of short arm clotheslines. JBL told the referee to check Rey, and the referee started to count him out as he was down and out. Rey gets up at nine at then eats a big boot for a near fall. Rey tried to fight back with right hands but JBL punked him out and then locked in a sleeper hold. JBL let go of Rey when the referee checked his arm for a second time, and then decided to cover but Rey kicked out at two. JBL perched Rey on the top rope and went for a back suplex but Rey fought him off and knocked him down. Rey then came off with a moonsault on the standing JBL for a near fall. Rey nailed a cross body and then a kick to the head and covered for a near fall. Rey went for the bronco buster in the corner but JBL got his boot up into the groin of Rey. JBL went for a powerbomb but Rey blocked it and hit the 619!
Rey went for the West Coast Pop but JBL pulled the referee in front of him and then hit the powerbomb. JBL screamed for a new referee and covered as Charles Robinson hit the ring and counted but Rey kicked out! JBL nailed the new referee with a right hand and then grabbed a chair from ringside. Rey kicked the chair back into JBL’s face and hit the 619. Rey went up top and hit the Frog Splash on JBL to retain!
Winner and still World Heavyweight Champion, Rey Mysterio
Chavo Guerrero hit the ring and celebrated this huge victory with Rey Mysterio. Angie applauded from ringside as Chavo and Rey embraced in the ring. The fans chanted “Eddie, Eddie!” as Judgment Day went off the air.