WWE Judgement Day: Thanks for Nothing Vince!

Rodney SouthernCorrespondent IMay 18, 2009

18 Feb 2001:  A New York Hitmen fan holds a sign thanking Vince McMahon during the Hitmen's game against the Orlando Rage at Giant Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  DIGITAL IMAGE  Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/ALLSPORT

The WWE has had its share of pay per views that left bad tastes in your mouth, but Judgement Day seemed to be a sure fire hit.  With rumors flying all over the place, the WWE seemed primed to turn in a pay per view that would be unpredictable.  

Each of the singles titles were on the line as Judgement Day came to pass, and each of the titles seemed somewhat like they could change hands.  Randy Orton's WWE championship was the only title that really seemed secure.  So what would the WWE do at Judgement Day?  Lets look and see:

John Morrison def. Shelton Benjamin - This feud is only in the beginning stages but it certainly is one of the better ones going in the WWE.  Benjamin and Morrison are both faces of the future for the WWE, but Morrison in particular has been a hot commodity. 

It would seem that the WWE would push Morrison and they did just that with the win over Benjamin.  This was a fairly predictable, and satisfying outcome.

Umaga def. CM Punk - This match actually turned out to be the one surprise of the evening.  It seemed in the weeks leading up to Judgement Day that the WWE was building up Punk to beat Umaga.  Instead, he got a thumb to the throat and a three count.  Lots of WWE fans hated this outcome, but I was glad to see him get beaten... finally.

ECW Champion Christian def. Jack Swagger - Again, the WWE was predictable in Christian winning over Jack Swagger.  The one thing about this match that stood out to me was that it was actually entertaining.  Swagger was not exactly a favorite of mine, but he actually won me over a little with this match.  I did not know he was that talented.

Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio def. Chris Jericho - The WWE did resist the urge to strap the Intercontinental Belt on Chris Jericho at Judgement Day, but I doubt that will last long.  I smell Mysterio dropping the belt on Smackdown's very next taping.  Jericho is in Smackdown to lead the brand.  He will not be without Gold for very long.

John Cena def. Big Show - Cena beating Big Show was so predictable that every fan in the arena knew it was coming. The only redeeming factor this match had to me was watching Cena hoist Show over his head for an attitude adjustment.  Other than that, this was a yawner.

Batista def. WWE Champion Randy Orton by disqualification - Talk about wasting your top commodity.  Randy Orton and Batista basically had a match that might as well of been on Monday Night Raw.  To end a WWE Championship feud with a disqualification left many buyers ticked off,  including me.  Maybe Orton will move on to a real challenger now, but I doubt it.

World Heavyweight Champion Edge def. Jeff Hardy - This match might as well be labeled a repeat.  Brother Matt runs in and costs his brother championship gold once again.  Yawn. 

Why in the world would they recycle this same old storyline once again when the match was actually phenomenal on its own?  Easily the best match of the night was completely ruined by a stupid gimmick storyline that was just used.  Vince needs new bookers in my view.

Judgement Day was basically an extended version of Monday Night Raw.  It was most certainly not worth paying money for as absolutely nothing new happened at all.  The best thing that happened all night was the revelation of a potential feud between Santino Marella and The Miz. 

That is not good, when your between the match segments are more exciting than the matches themselves.