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DATE: 16.05.2004
VENUE:
Los Angeles, California

The air is heavy with hate, and the skies grow dark.
The day has come, for all of man to witness
war unlike those of normal times.
On this day, promises will be fulfilled...vengeance will be taken,
and all shall be decided. The times has come.
Souls will cry.
Judgment is at hand.

 

The night starts off with a really good vignette overlapping all the feuds and battles that have led up to Judgment Day. The first match to kick off was Rey Mysterio & Rob Van Dam taking on The Dudley Boyz.

Rey Mysterio & RVD vs. Dudley Boyz
Winners: Rey Mysterio & RVD

- an excellent match, ending with Rey delivering a double 6:19 to both
the Dudlleys.

Booker T was interviewed by Josh Matthews. Booker held the black bag in his hand
and said that he had the power to beat The Undertaker.

Kurt Angle's music hit, and out came Angle on the wheelchair, with Luthor behind him.
Angle said He calls the LA crowd “lazy, incompetent dreamers looking for their big break that will never come.” He sees “an overrated basketball team whose star player won’t be in the Olympics this summer because he’ll be on trial.Worst of all, you idiots, I see fans and supporters of Eddie Guerrero.” Angle says if Eddie didn’t cheat to beat him at WMXX, he’d be defending the WWE title. “When JBL beats Eddie for the title, I expect you fans here in LA to do what you do best: riot. Which is why when this show is over, I’m getting the heck out of this town because when I’m gone I hope you people get the biggest earthquake in history.” Angle then calls out Torrie Wilson, who he says is the cause of his injuries, and makes a match stipulation that IF Torrie loses tonight, then Kurt will have to fire her!

Torrie Wilson vs. Dawn Marrie
Winner: Torrie Wilson

- a short match, with Torrie scoring the pin by grabbing Dawn by the tights

Bradshaw cuts his promo backstage, and says he likes English, who don't have 8 or 9 greasy
kids. Bradshaw guarantees a victory tonight, and said Eddie's reign will be over.

Mordecai vs. Scotty 2 Hotty
Winner: Mordecai

- a squash match, of course, since it is Mordecai's first actual SmackDown! PPV
match. Pretty amusing entrance, and it seems Mordecai is on his rise. His finisher,
as for now, seems to be the crucifix bomb of some sort.

Jacqueline meets Chavo backstage and hands him a gift. Inside, Chavo finds a pair
of underwear.

WWE Tag Team Championship
Billy Gunn & Hardcore Holly vs. Rico & Charlie Hass (c)

Winners: Rico & Chairlie Hass

The Undertaker and Paul Bearer are shown backstage, and Paul tells Booker
that he's not the best on SmavkDown!. The Undertaker ends the segment with the
classic 'Rest In Piece' taunt.

Cruiserweight Championship
Chavo Gurrero Jr. vs. Jacqueline
Winner: Chavo Gurrero Jr.

- Lots of outside interference by Chavo Classic
Jacqueline was kicked in the gut by Chavo Classic once the match was over.

United States Championship
John Cena (c) vs. Rene Dupree
Winner: John Cena

- an excellent match, but too short in length. Dupree set Cena up for a powerbomb, but Cena countered with a back body drop. Dupree kicks to the gut, went into the corner, and tried to leap over Cena. Cena caught him on his shoulders, hit the FU and won.

The Undertaker vs. Booker T
Winner: The Undertaker

- the match was a WMXX sort of match, looking at The Undertaker I mean.
Booker didn't use the powder until the end of the match, which showed no
effect on The Undertaker, who managed to Chokeslam and Tombstone Booker to gain
victory.

Bradshaw came out for his match, and said that they can take Eddie in a boat
and back to Mexico once the match is done, because Bradshaw will be
the new champion, and Eddie's Mum, said Bradshaw, could work as a maid in
his house.

World Wrestling Entertainment Championship
John Bradshaw Layfield vs. Eddie Gurrero (c)

Winner: John Bradshaw Layfield via DQ, Eddie retains the title
- Bradshaw gets the advantage of foreign (kinda') objects like chairs and steel
steps. Bradshaw nailed Eddie's head with one massive chairshot which really got the
blood dripping out of Eddie's head. In minutes, Eddie was covered in red mass, and
the ring had a puddle of blood in the center of it. Eddie countered Bradshaw's attempts
a couple of times. The ref threw the chair out of the ring, when Eddie nailed Bradshaw's head
with the championship belt. The ref called for a DQ.
After the match, Bradshaw was pounded upon on the aisle in a bloodbath, which was
Eddie's, until the referees pulled the men apart.

SHOW ENDS

MATCH RECAP
Rey  & RVD vs. Dudley Boys
Winners: Rey & RVD

Torrie Wilson vs. Dawn Marrie
Winner: Torrie Wilson

Mordecai vs. Scotty 2 Hotty
Winner: Mordecai

WWE Tag Team Championship
Billy Gunn & Hardcore Holly vs. Rico & Charlie Hass (c)
Winners: Rico & Chairlie Hass

Cruiserweight Championship
Chavo Gurrero Jr. vs. Jacqueline
Winner: Chavo Gurrero Jr.

United States Championship
John Cena (c) vs. Rene Dupree
Winner: John Cena

The Undertaker vs. Booker T
Winner: The Undertaker

World Wrestling Entertainment Championship
John Bradshaw Layfield vs. Eddie Gurrero (c)
Winner: John Bradshaw Layfield via DQ, Eddie retains the title

PPV OVERALL REVIEW
The SmackDown! crew really needs some furnishing to do. For one thing, their matches
spawn from feuds that aren't really wrestling-based, kinda' like the Cruiserweight Championship
match that was there 100% for the storyline of it, with no
real point whatsoever It just takes time and kinda' upsets the fans as
well. As for the gimmick parts, I kinda' like the way SmackDown! is going. Mordecai could do
a great job going against or forming an alliance with The Undertaker which we could possibly
see somewhere near Survivor Series, I hope.
As for main events, it looks like the show isn't able to live up to the expectation
of fans. Eddie Gurrero is awesome, and he seems to really give his all during a bout.
But, it somehow feels that the crew on SD! are not yet up there with RAW main events, and the
standards set by guys like Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit. If I were writing, seriously,
I would have put Mordecai in an angle with The Undertaker, got Booker T into a line where he
can get into higher spots and yes, probably let RVd have a feud with Eddie because both men
would set a unique standard of a SmackDown! main event.