WWE Judgment Day 2009
May 17th, 2009
– Mickie James beat Beth Phoenix in tonight’s dark match. Rosa Mendes tried to interfere but Mickie kicked her. She reversed a hold on Beth to pick up the win.
We’re live from Rosemont, IL for WWE’s 2009 Judgment Day pay-per-view.
CM Punk vs. Umaga
Tonight’s first match will see the 2009 Money in the Bank winner CM Punk take on Umaga. Punk is out first to a big hometown pop. We go to replays of Umaga attacking Punk on SmackDown recently. Out next is Umaga with his new theme song.
The bell rings and the crowd is already chanting Punk’s name. They go at it and Punk knocks Umaga down first. Umaga gets a shot in and whips Punk off the ropes but gets kicked in the face. Umaga catches Punk from a crossbody and drops him with a big slam. Umaga works Punk over in the corner now. A big chop sends Punk to the mat and Umaga is still in control, throwing Punk around.
Umaga takes Punk to the mat but the crowd rallies Punk to start making a comeback. Punk can’t and Umaga throws him shoulder first into the ringpost. Umaga takes him back down and works on the neck area some more. Punk ends up on the floor and tries to pin Umaga coming back in off the ropes. Umaga uses the ropes and drops all his weight on Punk. Umaga tries it again and Punk puts his knees up. He tries to scoop Umaga but can’t. He picks him up but Umaga falls ontop of him for a 2 count.
Punk nails a bunch of forearms but gets knocked to the mat by Umaga. Both of them end up down on the mat as the crowd chants Punk’s name. Umaga charges and Punk pulls the ropes down sending him to the floor. Punk flies over the ropes and lands on Umaga. They end up back in the ring and Umaga counters a GTS with a big Samoan drop for a 2 count. Punk counters the Samoan spike and staggers Umaga. Punk misses the GTS again. Umaga splashes Punk in the corner and nails the spike for the pinfall and the win.
ECW Title Match: Jack Swagger vs. Christian
Jack Swagger is out next for our second match of the night. Out next is the ECW Champion Christian to a nice pop. The match starts and they go back and forth. Swagger charges and Christian decks him. Swagger throws Christian to the floor. Swagger gets him back in the ring, lifts him high in the air but Christian slides out and goes for the Killswitch but can’t hit it. Swagger takes Christian down with a front slam.
Swagger ends up on the floor now and Christian comes running over the ropes onto him. Back in the ring and Swagger goes for a move in the corner and Christian moves. Christian ends up missing a move from the top as Swagger moves. Swagger goes for the gutwrench. More back and forth. Swagger with a 2 count. The end comes when Christian rolls Swagger up and pulls on the straps of his tights for leverage to get the pinfall and retain the ECW Title.
Shelton Benjamin vs. John Morrison
Charlie Haas comes out with Shelton. The bell rings and the match is underway. Shelton picks Morrison and hits an exploder suplex. Benjamin works on Morrison but Morrison counters. Shoulder block from Shelton when he goes off the ropes. Morrison counters with right hands and throws him into the ropes. Benjamin rolls out of the ring to heat from the crowd.
Morrison goes for the suicide dive but catches himself when Shelton moves. Morrison does a 450 splash on Benjamin to the outside. Incredible spot. Morrison goes to the top rope on the inside but is kicked off by Shelton. Haas rolls Morrison back into the ring. Shelton works on Morrison in the corner. Morrison ends up face down and Shelton mounts him with shots and a chinlock. Morrison tries fighting back to his feet. Shelton locks another hold on and Morrison tries fighting out.
They collide and both men go down. Morrison counters a move and gets a 2 count. They trade shots. Morrison counters a slam with a side Russian leg sweep and gets a 2 count. Benjamin counters a move and drops Morrison’s back over his knee. 2 count. Morrison nails a dropkick and a knee to the head for a 2 count. Morrison comes off the ropes with a kick but Shelton catches Morrison in midair and slams him in the turnbuckle. 2 count for Shelton.
Shelton counters a move and Morrison knocks Haas off the apron. Morrison with the flying kick and his Starship finisher move out of the corner for the pinfall and the win.
Winner: John Morrison
Santino comes to the ring and says he heard Miz talking about the name Alfonso Soriano and if he’s not mistaken, that’s a fellow Italian. Miz cracks on the unibrow and says this is Miz time. Santino says Vickie Guerrero looks like a pig and Vladimir Kozlov looks like a bald eagle from some cartoon, showing a graphic on the big screen. Miz asks what animal he looks like. Santino says that’s easy – a jackass. Miz says he has no problem beating Santino down. Santino says he hopes Miz brought his metal detector because he brought some guns and isn’t scared to use them. Santino rolls his sleeves up and flexes. Miz decks Santino. Santino turns it around and decks Miz with a bunch of shots. Miz turns it back around with more shots and a big DDT on Santino. Miz says 4-0 again and bows out before leaving.
Chavo Guerrero runs down and is pissed about Santino dissing Vickie. Chavo climbs to the top and hits a frogsplash on Santino before leaving while his music plays to end the segment.
Josh Matthews is backstage with Chris Jericho. Jericho complains and says he is a talented performer and brings up Rey Mysterio, calling him talentless. Jericho gets the crowd to start chanting 619.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio
Out first is the WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio to a big pop from the crowd. Chris Jericho finally makes his way to the ring and gets some heat.
The bell rings and the Intercontinental Championship match is underway. The crowd is hot. Jericho goes at Mysterio and he sets him up for 619. Jericho goes to the outside as Mysterio looks on, teasing a dive. Mysterio goes to the corner but the referee pulls him back. Jericho gets back in and gets Mysterio in the face. Jericho lands a right hand on Rey. He bounces the IC Champion’s face off the top turnbuckle.
Mysterio counters Jericho’s offense but runs into an elbow off the ropes. Mysterio hits the mat as Jericho throws him to the outside. Mysterio lands then goes into the ring. Jericho goes out and Mysterio lands a baseball slide type double kick. Mysterio jumps out onto Jericho. He works him over on the outside but Chris throws him into the barrier.
Mysterio gets back in the ring, Jericho follows. Jericho gets tangled in the ropes as Mysterio connects on a leg drop from the top rope. He gets a two count and nearly retains. Mysterio whips Jericho but he reverses it. They counter each other but Mysterio ends up getting pushed off the top rope. He falls to the apron as Jericho goes to the corner. Jericho goes off the middle rope, lands a springboard dropkick on Mysterio that sends him to the outside. Jericho works on him on the outside then brings him back to the ring. Two count for Jericho after a splash off the apron. Jericho locks in a side headlock on Mysterio on the mat.
Mysterio ends up getting to his feet and backs him off with elbows. Jericho lands a right hand shot to the heat of Mysterio. Mysterio lands a head kick to Jericho in the corner. This sets him up for 619 but Jericho counters and ends up getting a near fall two count. Mysterio goes to the outside to regroup. He gets on the apron and is greeted by Jericho. Jericho pulls him in and Mysterio goes off the top rope. Jericho counters on an overhead Lucha Libre maneuver followed by a two count. Jericho is furious over the count. Jericho catapults Rey in the ropes and gets another two count. Jericho kicks Mysterio on the mat, belittling him with words. They work on the top rope as Jericho tries to unmask Mysterio. Mysterio is sitting on the top rope as he fights off Jericho. Mysterio goes off and onto Jericho. Mysterio hits a springboard cross-body block off the ropes. He gets a two count. Side kick from Mysterio on Jericho for a two count.
Jericho throws Mysterio into the corner and goes off the ropes but Jericho catches him. They exchange counters but Jericho ends up hitting a backbreaker followed by a two count. Jericho follows-up on an attack on Rey with a headbutt in the corner. The crowd chants 619 as Jericho mocks them. Jericho goes for a bulldog but Mysterio counters. He sets Jericho up for 610 but he gets out of the way. Rey goes for a hurricanrana but Jericho counters and goes for the Walls of Jericho. Mysterio throws him into the ropes and nearly connects 619. Jericho catches him and locks in the Walls of Jericho. The crowd is on fire! Mysterio screams in pain but does tap. He goes for the ropes, Jericho pulls him back. Mysterio catches him in an inside cradle and gets a two count. Mysterio goes for a hurricanrana on Jericho but he counters into a powerbomb-like slam followed by a two count. Jericho regains control with stiff right hands.
Jericho throws Mysterio in the corner. Mysterio hits a drop toe hold in a counter. Mysterio counters and hits 619 on Jericho, springboards into him, and him Jericho for the win.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
We get a long promo on Legacy and the problems with Batista recently.
WWE Title Match: Batista vs. Randy Orton
After the promo, Voices starts playing as the WWE Champion Randy Orton makes his way to the ring first, without Legacy by his side.
Out next is the challenger, Batista with his pyro. Batista gets a pretty big ovation from the crowd. Lilian Garcia does the formal introductions and we’re ready to go.
The bell rings and Orton immediately retreats to the outside. Orton gets back in the ring as they lockup. We see stitches above the eye of Batista, Lawler says he got 8 after a backstage altercation. Batista sends Orton down to the mat first. Orton goes to the outside to regroup. Orton gets back into the ring. He gets Batista and sends him into the turnbuckles. He ends up eating a clothesline and suplex in counter. Two count from Batista on the WWE Champion. Batista lands offense on Orton.
Batista throws Orton so hard into the turnbuckles he falls down. The Animal is in control in the early going. Orton counters out of nowhere and sends Batista to the apron. He lands a standing dropkick on Batista on the apron, sending him to the outside. Orton goes after Batista. He lands a clubbing blow to his back and follows it with a suplex on the barrier. Orton rolls Batista in and gets a two count. He follows up on offense with Batista on the mat. Orton covers Batista and gets a two count. Side headlock and the referee checks for submission. The WWE Champion is in control now but Batista is getting to his feet. Batista tries to break the hold, pulling hard on Orton. He breaks it and sends Orton off the ropes. Orton counters with a knee to the back and gets a two count. Orton back in control.
Orton stomps away on the challenger in the ring. He grabs Batista’s right arm and stomps him towards the face. Heat on Orton from the crowd. Orton applies a side headlock on Batista on the mat. Orton wrenches back on the headlock but Batista counters out with a suplex. Both men are down in the ring. Batista works on Orton who ends up hooking a sleeper on Batista. Batista counters but Orton hits another beautiful standing dropkick. Batista goes to the outside then gets on the apron. Dave buries his head in the midsection of Orton but ends up eating a DDT skull first back into the ring.
Batista kicks out at two. Orton stalks Batista in a diabolical stare down. Orton has Batista setup for the punt but Dave counters with a spear. Both men are down. Orton and Batista exchange punches in the ring. Batista works Orton over in the corner, driving his head into the Champion’s chest. Batista picks Orton up and slams him. He follows with a two count. Orton ends up going to the outside. He acts like he wants to get counted out. Batista goes to the outside to get him. Orton runs from him, eventually hugging the ring post. Finally they both get back in and Batista explodes with a clothesline and a two count.
Orton rolls back to the outside. Batista grabs him by his head and tries to pull him back in. Orton takes him out and grabs a chair. On his way back in the ring with the chair, Batista knocks him off the apron. Dave bounces Orton head off the announce table then goes off the top rope with a shoulder block. Orton is down for a two count. Batista goes for the Batista Bomb but Orton gets out of the ring. Now Orton grabs the WWE Championship belt and heads to the back. Batista chases him up the ramp. He drags him back down and rolls him in the ring. Spinebuster from Batista when Orton tried to use the title belt as a weapon. Batista Bomb attempt but Orton blocks when he gets up. Orton goes for the RKO but it’s countered.
Batista charges Orton but Orton gets out of the way and Batista goes through the ropes and hits his shoulder on the steel ring post. Orton sizes Batista up and goes for the RKO when Batista gets up. He throws him into the referee in the corner. Orton smacks the referee and gets himself disqualified.
Winner by DQ: Batista
After the match Legacy hits the ring and starts beating down Batista. Ric Flair’s music hits and he comes to the ring. Batista hits Orton with a Batista Bomb as Flair takes out Cody Rhodes. Batista takes out Ted DiBiase as the crowd pops loud. Flair celebrates with Batista.
We get a promo showing the events leading tonight’s Big Show vs. John Cena match.
John Cena vs. Big Show
The music hits and out comes Big Show first. John Cena is out next to a big pop from the crowd. The bell rings and we’re ready to start.
Cena kicks Big Show in the chest as there is a loud 50/50 crowd. Show clubs away at the rib cage of Cena in the first real offense in the match. Show attacks the lower back of Cena as well as the ribs. Slow in the early going but that’s to be expected from a Big Show match. Show tells Cena his career ends tonight as he screams and lands another punch. Cena starts to fight back with right hands. He goes for a shoulder block off the ropes but he bounces off Big Show back down to the mat.
Big Show steps in the ‘injured’ midsection of Cena. Show picks Cena up and throws him to the canvas. Cena lands right hands on Big Show in a counter. He walks right into a side slam. Two count for Show on Cena. Big Show lands a headbutt on Cena, sending him to the mat. Big Show goes for a big boot on Cena but he moves. Show ends up throwing Cena over the top ropes and to the outside. Big Show goes to the outside and picks Cena up. He drives him stomach side first into the steel ring post. Show puts Cena back into the ring. He stands above him as Cena is helpless. Cena counters and goes for a bulldog but Big Show counters.
Show slaps the chest of Cena, sending him to his knees. He works on Cena in the corner and whips him coast-to-coast. Cena goes off the middle rope for a double axe handle clubbing blow but Show catches him in a bear hug. Cena tries to power out of the hold. He ends up breaking it as Show sends Cena back down to the mat.
Show throws Cena into the turnbuckles and Cena melts to the mat. Show goes for another splash in the corner but Cena battles out. Shoulder block and a neckbreaker. Show is down, Cena stands tall to a mixed reaction. 5 Knuckle Shuffle tease. He hits it but Big Show gets up and goes right for the chokeslam. Cena counters with a DDT and locks in the STF. Before he can lock it in, Big Show moves. Show lands a clothesline on Cena.
Cena is down in the corner as Big Show goes to the middle rope. Show goes off and lands on Cena for a two count! Show walks over Cena then goes for a splash in the opposite corner. Cena gets out of the way. Cena goes for the STF, he has a heck of a time locking it in. Show counters and sends Cena to the outside.
Show, inside the ring, picks up Cena but he counters once back to the ring. Cena hits his leg drop off the top rope. He tries for a third time for the STF. Show counters out and kicks Cena hard in the midsection. Big Show drops Cena face-first from seven feet in the air. Show motions for a chokeslam. Cena, out of nowhere, lands the Attitude Adjustment. He follows with a three count for the win.
Winner: John Cena
We get a promo video showing the events leading to tonight’s World Heavyweight Title match with Edge and Jeff Hardy.
World Heavyweight Title Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Edge
Out first is the World Heavyweight Champion Edge with pyro and everything as Jim Ross hypes tonight’s main event. Out next is the challenger Jeff Hardy to a big pop from the crowd. The formal introductions are done, the bell rings and we’re ready to start the main event.
Hardy goes for an early submission hold. Edge ends up sending Hardy to the mat but Hardy counters with arm drags. Hardy works the left arm of Edge, who is on the mat. Edge gets back to a vertical base and hits his head on the top turnbuckle. Jeff isolates the arm and re-applies the submission hold on the mat. Hardy’ chants from the crowd as Edge is able to get to his feet. He breaks Hardy’s hold and hits right hands in the corner. Hardy counters with head scissors and another arm drag. He re-applies his submission hold on the World Heavyweight Champion on the mat.
Edge ends up getting knocked off the apron to the outside off a reverse mule kick from Hardy. Hardy flips over the top rope to the outside onto Edge with a somersault flip. Jeff rolls Edge back in the ring and misses more high-risk with Whisper in the Wind. Hardy is on the apron as Edge throws him into the ring post then knocks him off with a spear to the lower back. Hardy is down on the outside.
They work on the outside as Edge puts Jeff Hardy back in the ring. Edge takes out Hardy then stomps away at the lower back of the challenger. He drops an elbow and follows with a two count. Edge locks in a hold on Hardy in the ropes. Edge works the spine of Hardy and gets another two count. Edge puts his knee into the lower back of Hardy in a submission hold. He uses his head as well, Hardy grimaces in pain. The crowd cheers Jeff to his feet as he powers out and goes for Twist of Fate. Edge counters to the lower back on Hardy and takes him to the mat. Two count for Edge on Hardy.
Edge hits Hardy with a right hand. He throws him off the ropes and Hardy hits a cross-body in a counter. Two count for Hardy as he follows with a jawbreaker. Hardy drops Edge on his face with a face plant suplex. Hardy goes to the top rope but misses on Edge. Edge gets up and pulls Hardy to the middle of the ring. He gets a two count. Edge picks Hardy up by the head and clubs away at his back. Edge throws Hardy off the ropes he ducks and counters. Lots of offense by Hardy on Edge. Two count for the challenger. Hardy works on Edge, whipping him coast-to-coast. Hardy ends up on the outside then on the top rope. He goes off with a cross-body on Edge for a two count.
Hardy throws Edge into the ropes but Edge holds on and Hardy crashes and burns. Edge goes off the ropes but gets caught in an inside cradle for a two count. Hardy applies the Sharpshooter on Edge in the middle of the ring. Edge goes for the ropes, grimacing in pain. He makes it and the referee orders the hold broken. Twist of Fate by Hardy followed by a two count. Hardy bounces Edge’s head off the top turnbuckle and follows with a clothesline. Hardy rips his shirt off but Edge counters, Hardy counters and nearly wins the title in another near fall. Hardy goes to the top rope, he takes too much time. Edge gets on the middle to work with him. Hardy clubs with right arms. Hardy rolls Edge off from the top and gets a two count.
Hardy kicks Edge in the head out of the ring. Hardy clears the SmackDown announce table. He throws Edge around on the outside. Hardy goes off the security wall but Edge lands a Spear from the announce table. The referee starts the count out on Hardy as Edge is back inside. Hardy gets back in right at 10. Edge stomps Hardy down back to the apron. Edge sizes Hardy up for a Spear but Hardy counters on the apron. Twist of Fate on the ropes as Hardy hits a leg drop back in. The referee starts the count but Edge had his foot on the bottom rope. The count was stopped. Whisper in the Wind from Hardy into a two count on the World Heavyweight Champion.
The fight goes back to the outside as Jeff Hardy crashes into Edge in the corner of the security barrier into the crowd. Matt Hardy comes out of the crowd and takes Jeff out. Edge grabs Jeff and rolls him back into the ring. Edge pins Hardy but only gets a two count. Edge runs at Hardy for the Spear but Hardy gets out of the way. Hardy tries to go to the top rope. He can’t stand as Edge gets up and hits the Edgecution superplex. Edge follows with the three count for the win.
After the match, Edge walks up the ramp with his World Heavyweight Title as Jeff Hardy lays in the ring. We go off the air.