WWE Judgment Day Preview: LIVE on Pay Per View This Sunday

Adam WrightSenior Analyst IMay 14, 2008

Adam Wright here with your Judgment Day Preview! 

This Sunday will mark the 10th anniversary of WWE’s pay per view Judgment Day. Held at the Qwest Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, this PPV has very low expectations for yours truly.

Without further ado, here’s my preview of Judgment Day, and believe me… it will be judged!


John Cena vs. John “Bradshaw” Layfield

This match involves JBL hating John Cena more than most WWE fans. Cena cost JBL the WWE Title at Backlash, and now he wants Vengeance (oops, wrong PPV, I mean Judgment…?)  

After weeks of JBL causing havoc in the ring, making an example out of everyone, John Cena made his return last week. He vows that he will defeat JBL and get back into the WWE Title run (Dear God no…)

With JBL getting the upper hand on RAW last week, and Cena’s “Superhuman-like strength”, any fan can predict the outcome of this match. John Cena getting boooed….I mean is getting the victory at Judgment Day.

Kids everywhere rejoice!


WWE Tag Team Championship Match:

John Morrison and The Miz (c) vs. Kane and CM Punk  

Here we have very odd booking here. You have the ECW Champ teaming up with the Money In The Bank winner in a WWE Title match. Crazy... or the start of a master plan?

As I’ve mentioned before, this match is the perfect opportunity for the WWE to pull the trigger. I would LOVE to see CM Punk turning on his partner and cashing in the MITB against Kane. I know it’s only the ECW Title, but the most important thing is that it gives him a much needed HEEL TURN.

However, Punk suffers from the dreaded “John Cena Syndrome”. Loved by kids; meaning big bucks in merchandise. This makes a heel turn less likely.

So we have two alternatives. Bury CM Punk more with another lose, or bury the Morrison and Miz, meaning Kane and Punk will be the new Champions. Both of these alternatives I don’t like. Miz and Morrison are a great duo, and Kane (or anyone) should not have two Titles.    

I’m crossing my fingers for a shocker here, but I’m not holding my breath.


WWE Women’s Championship Match:

Mickie James (c) vs. Beth Phoenix vs. Melina

For the first time in a while, I’m actually excited about a WWE Women’s Title bout. Am I watching TNA here?

This match will feature the three top Divas that can actually wrestle (excluding SD’s Natalya). I expect this to be a good match, but Mickie James will retain the Title.

I’m hoping she jumps to SD! soon, or the Women’s Title because a inter-brand Title.


Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho

I was actually excited about the build-up to this match. The story made us wonder, “Was Michaels faking or is he injured?”. It even got Jericho thinking, which made for great promos, and great story.

But then RAW came this week, and they blew it! Talk about killing a story before its done. Michaels admits he was “faking”, and gives Jericho some Sweet-Chin Music.

So why have this match now? Sure it will be a great in-ring battle, but the drama and suspense got the life sucked out of it on RAW. Now the story going in is that Jericho wants revenge for a kick to his face? Let’s hope Batista was watching RAW….

Should be a great match with two of RAW’s top guys. My prediction, Jericho gets the victory. Maybe an Animal sighting?


World Heavyweight Championship Match:

The Undertaker vs. Edge

No, this isn’t a deja-vue? Taker and Edge go at it once more, but this time the World Title has been vacated. So this means that will we have a NEW Champ! Are you excited yet? (Neither am I…)

I would love to see Edge pull out a victory, but I just can’t see Undertaker having this short of a Title run. Another World Title win on Taker’s resume, which will make it #7. Makes you wonder why strip him from the Title in the first place. Padding numbers maybe? Before anyone says Taker wouldn’t do that, I say to you… 16 – 0!


WWE Title Match – Steel Cage:

Triple H (c) vs. Randy Orton

In my opinion, this should have been the RAW Main Event at Wrestlemania, but that’s long and gone.

I expect this to be a hard fought battle with lots of bumps and lots of blood shed.

This bloody battle will not see The Age of Orton return. Triple H retains the Title and goes on to feud with John Cena? (Dear God no….)


There you have it, a match by match rundown of Judgment Day. Also expect altercations between King Regal and Mr. Kennedy. I wish they would have had that match! Maybe they’ll add it, who knows.

Try to enjoy Judgment Day, and see you all for RAW next week!