Wednesday, June 28, 2006

WWE Judgment Day 2004

1) Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio vs. The Dudley Boyz - 6
2) Torrie Wilson vs. Dawn Marie - 3
3) Scotty Too Hotty vs. Mordecai - 3
4) Hardcore Holly & Billy Gunn vs. Charlie Haas & Rico - 4
5) Chavo Guerrero vs. Jacqueline - 1
6) John Cena vs. Rene Dupree - 4
7) The Undertaker vs. Booker T - 5
8) Eddie Guerrero vs. John Bradshaw Layfield – 7

The opening tag match was decent. RVD and Mysterio hit some cool double team spots and some nice single spots by themselves. Overall, it was a really good way to start the show and the crowd was really into it. Torrie and Dawn had a miserable match that actually could’ve been worse. Mordecai squashed Scotty. The funny thing was that even though the build up for Mordecai was incredible, the gimmick sucked and all his matches subsequently blew. I’ll give him credit though, he had enough brain power to counter that stupid ass move known as The Worm. Haas and Rico were perhaps one of the oddest combinations to hold the belts but they worked suprisingly well together. I’ve always thought that Gunn and Holly had a future as a tag team, they could’ve even called themselves Hardcore Ass. Now, that would sell some t-shirts! Anyway, the match itself was pretty basic as the champs retained. Chavo and Jackie was downright terrible. The stipulation was that Chavo had to wrestle with one arm tied behind his back. There was interference and cheating galore and was just pretty much a horrid match. It’s amazing to look back just two years and realize that at one time Cena was actually a decent wrestler. He did what he could with the very young Dupree as the match itself was your basic TV main event. The story going into the Undertaker/Booker T match was just downright insulting. Booker claimed he was bigger than the Undertaker. When UT showed up, Booker went to a psychic to get advice on how to beat Undertaker. Ummm … yeah. The match itself was basic and Booker, the heel, tried to win by throwing sand or some shit in ‘Taker’s face. ‘Taker promptly no-sold it and defeated Booker. The main event told a hell of a story. JBL played the “Ugly American” role perfectly. He chased Mexicans back to the border, gave Eddie Guerrero’s mother a heart attack, and numerous other things that made him an over-bearing asshole. Eddie, the fighting champion, promptly started the match by kicking JBL’s ass. The match spilled outside the ring numerous times and about halfway through, JBL hit Eddie with one of the most vicious chair shots I’ve ever seen or heard. Eddie, at this point, was literally gushing blood and fought the last half of the match covered in his own blood. JBL won by DQ when Eddie nailed him with the belt. This solidified JBL as a main event player and saved the show from being an otherwise bland pay-per-view.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

that main was one awesome match....showed Eddie was ready for main event