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FULL WWE JUDGMENT DAY COVERAGE

By Buck Woodward on 2008-05-18 22:45:33

Welcome to PWInsider.com's coverage of WWE Judgment Day.  We will be updating this page throughout the night with results from the show, so check back often for updates. 

John Cena vs. JBL.

This might be a first, as I can't remember a Wrestlemania main event (well, co-main event) being rematched a few years later as the opening match on a PPV. Cena got a positive reaction coming out. They had a staredown at the bell, then locked up with Cena backing JBL into the corner for a break.  Cena grabbed a waistlock, then put JBL in a side headlock.  JBL backed Cena in a corner and we had another clean break.  JBL hit a knee to the gut on the next lockup, then hit a forearm and applied a side headlock.  Cena shoved off JBL and went for a backdrop, but JBL pounded Cena with a forearm.  Cena hit a drop toe hold and went for the STFU, but JBL made the ropes.  JBL crawled to the apron, then grabbed Cena's arm and yanked it down across the top rope.  JBL went to work on the arm, throwing Cena shoulder first into the ringpost and then wrapping his arm around it. 

JBL worked over the arm with punches and kicks, then hit a swinging neckbreaker.  JBL applied an overhead wristlock, but Cena got to his feet in the hold.  JBL kicked Cena in the gut and rolled him to the mat.  JBL applied a jujigatame armbreaker, and Cena rolled to his feet in it and then lifted JBL up off the mat to break the hold.  Cena sold the arm like crazy, and JBL rammed Cena into a corner.  JBL stomped Cena.  There was light JBL chant, which was quickly drowned out by a Cena chant.  JBL and Cena traded punches, with Cena getting the better of it until JBL hit the arm of Cena.  Cena came back with a clothesline with his good arm, then hit a shoulderblock and hurt his bad arm.  Cena hit the Throwback, then went to the top rope, but missed the Rocker Dropper, as JBL moved and Cena crashed to the mat. 

JBL stomped Cena on the apron, then went to suplex Cena into the ring.  Cena teased reversing it, then JBL lifted Cena and dropped him gut first across the top rope.  JBL shoulderblocked Cena off the apron and Cena fell into the security wall on the floor.  JBL rammed Cena back first into the ring apron.  JBL rolled Cena into the ring for a two count.  JBL hit a kick to the head, then another, and followed with an elbowdrop for a two count.  JBL applied a bearhug, then punched Cena to the mat and applied a bodyscissors, adding a full nelson to the move.  Cena managed to get to his feet in the move, breaking the bodyscissors, but JBL kept the full nelson locked in.  JBL then powered out of it, and lifted JBL for an FU, but he was too weak to get him up.  JBL kicked Cena in the shoulder, then applied a bodyscissors with a chinlock.  Cena managed to turn around in the hold, lift JBL up off the mat, and hit a spinebuster to break out. 

Both men were slow to get up, then they slugged it out.  Cena got the better of it, but missed a splash in the corner.  JBL hit a boot to the face, then dropped four elbowdrops to Cena's back.  JBL hit a short arm clothesline, then stood over the downed Cena and stared at him.  JBL slapped his head, then stomped his fingers.  JBL went for another short arm clothesline, but Cena ducked it and hit the FU out of nowhere for the pin at the fifteen minute mark. 

Winner: John Cena. 

JBL was upset with himself over the loss, shaking his head as he walked to the back. John Cena got up, selling the ribs, before leaving.

William Regal was shown watching from a skybox. 

Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler introduced the other announce teams, with Michael Cole & Mick Foley and Tazz & Mike Adamle talking about the rest of tonight's car. 

They showed "The Dirt Sheet" where Miz & John Morrison mocked Kane & CM Punk. 

WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz vs. Kane & CM Punk.

Tazz and Mike Adamle get to call their one match for the night. Each wrestler had their own entrance for the match.  Punk and Miz started off, with Punk hitting a shoulderblock and a back kick.  Punk delivered a suplex for a one count, then applied a double underhook.  Kane tagged in, and he and Punk stomped Miz down in a corner.  Kane hit a kick to the gut, then put Miz in a Hangman.  Kane dropped Miz to the mat, then whipped him across the ring, only to be met with a shoulderblock to the midsection.  Miz shoved Kane into his corner and tagged in Morrison.  Morrison ran into a Kane bodyslam, then Kane dropkicked Morrison as he sat up on the mat.  Kane tagged Punk, and they hit a backbreaker/slingshot kneedrop combo.  Punk applied a Tarantula variation, then pulled Morrison into a sunset flip for two before applying a reverse Stretch Plum variation.  Morrison kneed out of it, and tagged in Miz for a double gutbuster.  

Miz put Punk in a chinlock, then switched to a front facelock.  Punk hit a kick to the head to escape Miz, then tagged in Kane, who gave Miz a side slam.  Kane went to the top rope and hit a clothesline.  Kane went for a slam, but Miz floated over it and made a blind tag to Kane, hit clipped Kane's leg and hit a neckbreaker.  Miz hit some punches on the mat and in a corner, then tagged in Miz who hit a jumping clothesline in the corner.  Miz tagged back in and kicked Kane in the chest.  Miz tagged back in and stomped Kane down.  Miz applied a chinlock, then hit a knee to the chest.  Kane came back with a kick to the chest as Miz charged him and Kane tagged in Punk as Miz tagged in Morrison.  Punk hit a flying forearm, a leg lariat and a roundhouse kick.  Punk knocked Miz off the apron and powerslammed Morrison for a two count.  Punk gave Morrison a jumping knee in the corner, then clotheslined Miz off the apron while bulldogging Morrison for two.  Punk gave Miz a pescado, then gave Morrison a springboard clothesline for a two count.  Punk went for the GTS, but Miz ran in, so Punk let go and tossed Miz to the floor.  Punk lifted Morrison for the GTS again, but Miz hooked Punk's leg from the floor and Punk let go of Morrison.  Kane ran to Miz on the floor and chokeslammed him on the outside.  Punk was watching that unfold, then turned around and was hit by Morrison with the Moonlight Drive neckbreaker for the pin at the eight minute mark.

Winners: John Morrison & The Miz.

The events leading to Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho were shown. 

Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels.

Chris Jericho wore the Intercontinental Title belt to the ring, but the match was not introduced as a title bout.  Both men got positive reactions from the crowd.  Jericho kept going for Michaels' leg at the start, but Michaels kicked him away.  Michaels grabbed a side headlock and took Jericho to the mat.  Jericho got to his feet and lifted Michaels, but HBK went into a sunset flip for a two count.  They went into a series of reversals and bridges for two counts, including Jericho attempting a back suplex but Michaels turning it into a bodypress only for Jericho to reverse it into his own cover.  Michaels grabbed an Indian deathlock variation (JR called it a "Native American deathlock") but Jericho made the ropes.  Jericho kicked Michaels leg, and Michaels slapped him in the face.  Jericho threw some punches and knocked Michaels into a corner.  The referee backed up Jericho, and Michaels grinned at him. Jericho looked angry.  Michaels put Jericho in a hammerolock, but Jericho elbowed him in the mouth, then hit a series of punches and kicks.  Jericho ran into a Michaels elbow, then put Jericho in an armbar, dropping over the top rope to yank the arm down.

Michaels continued the assault on the arm, but Jericho reversed a whip and sent Michaels upside down in a corner.  Jericho stomped Michaels, then set up for a back superplex.  Michaels elbowed Jericho to the mat, but Jericho crotched Michaels on the top rope.  Jericho went for a superplex, but Michaels blocked it and dropped Jericho face first to the mat.  Michaels went for a top rope elbowdrop, but Jericho got his knees up, and Michaels came down on them and hurt his ribs.  Jericho kicked Michaels in the gut, then dropped on him with a senton.  Jericho hit a back suplex, then kicked Michaels in the side.  Jericho applied an abdominal stretch, then punched Michaels in the side while maintaining the hold.  Michaels started to break free, but Jericho grabbed him in a gutbuster for a two count.  Jericho whipped Michaels hard into a corner several times, but when he went for a bulldog, Michaels shoved Jericho off and Jericho went into the ropes, with his legs going between the ropes and his chest going hard against the top rope like a clothesline.

Michaels hit a flying forearm, then did the kip up.  Michaels grabbed his ribs, and Jericho swept Michaels' legs and put him in the Walls Of Jericho.  Michaels reached the ropes to break the hold.  Jericho stomped Michaels on the apron.  Jericho went for his springboard dropkick, but Michaels moved, so Jericho landed on his feet on the apron.  Michaels, also on the apron, superkicked Jericho, who fell to the floor.  Michaels picked up Jericho and rolled him into the ring, but Jericho kicked out at two.  Michaels went to the top rope, and this time hit the flying elbow, but then grabbed his ribs in pain.  Michaels then set up for the superkick, stomping in the corner.  Jericho started to get up, then slumped to the mat, not facing Michaels.  Jericho got up again, but then went down again.  Michaels seemed to be getting antsy to hit the move. Jericho finally got up and turned around, and Michaels went for the superkick, but Jericho sidestepped it and hit the Codebreaker.  Jericho crawled onto Michaels slowly, but only got a two count.

Jericho picked Michaels up off the mat, but Shawn Michaels took Jericho down into a crossface.  Jericho struggled in the hold, and looked to be on the verge of tapping, but then made the ropes for the break.  Michaels went for it again, but Jericho rolled out of it, hit two knees to the gut, then hung Michaels gut first over the top rope.  Jericho set up for the Lionsault, but Michaels got his knees up.  Jericho landed on his feet though, and grabbed Michaels' legs for the Walls Of Jericho.  He tried to turn Michaels, but Michaels was blocking it, so Jericho tried to turn it the other way, and Michaels rolled Jericho up into a cradle for the pin at the sixteen minute mark.

Winner: Shawn Michaels.

Jericho offered a handshake to Michaels after the bout.  Michaels hesitated, and they shook hands, although both seemed wary of each other. Jericho applauded Michaels as he left the ring. 

William Regal was shown watching as Jericho left the ring. 

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