Judgment Day 2006
Huh, CM Punk’s soon to be theme is the PPV theme .
MNM Vs Brian Kendrick & Paul London – WWE Championship Match
what a way to kick off the show! Some great tag action and MELINA.
Oh man, MNM just fucking rule. Nitro shoulder blocks London down to the mat, and Mercury comes into the ring pretending to have a camera while Nitro poses .
Nitro got too cocky though, and ends up walking right into an ARM DRAG~! and gets double teamed before tagging out so Mercury can take a beating .
So Londrick have beaten MNM FIVE TIMES IN A ROW leading up to this match lol. How come it took so long to get a tag title match? Shouldn’t they have been like, in contention for the belts after the FIRST win?
MELINA SCREAMING .
MELINA HEAD SCISSORING LONDON. Lucky bastard.
London shows up out of nowhere to break it up, and this great match is continuing .
MNM are pretty much ruling the world here. Great tag work; working over Kendrick, cutting him off, distracting the referee, making London distract the referee, and of course using MELINA too. When he isn’t screaming, anyway. MELINA IS A SCREAMA!
This part of the ramble is brought to you by Golden Wonder RINGOS, Salt & Vinegar flavour. BLOODY DELICIOUS. Om nom nom.
London dropsaulted Nitro off the apron and landed on Mercury with the moonsault!
Melina broke up the pin by SCREAMING AT THE REFEREE .
Super hot finishing stretch, with London and Kendrick finally winning the tag titles!!!
This is what tag wrestling is all about. Everything you’d want from a tag match is here, except I would have added like 10 minutes onto it .
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MNM JUST BROKE UP AT THE END OF THE MATCH . Yeah, they get back together by the end of the year, but who the FUCK thought it would be a good idea to break them up? SERIOUSLY? WHAT THE FUCK WERE THEY ON TO COME UP WITH THAT? FUCK YOU, WHOEVER CAME UP WITH IT. FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU AGAIN. THIS TIME WITH A SHARP POINTY STICK. I HATE YOU WHOEVER YOU ARE.
CAL SCALE – 4
Chris Benoit Vs Finlay
OH FUCK YES .
I’m already in love with this match all over again after the first few minutes . The collar and elbow tie up spot, similar to Finlay/Regal at the GAB, then them getting face to face and Benoit quick as a fucking flash does a double leg takedown catching Finlay off guard, only for Finlay to still be able to counter because he’s fucking awesome .
Finlay starts slapping Benoit, which pisses him off, and even FINLAY tries to back away when Benoit fires back! A Terry Funk slap to Finlay (aka the hardest slap you’ll ever receive lol) and then knees and elbows to the face of the Irishman. Just hard hitting, snug, gritty shit and it’s AWESOME.
Love how both men are always doing something, be they in a hold trying to counter, or applying a hold trying to make it more painful or even turn it into something else (Benoit trying to change a headlock into a Crossface, for example). These two men don’t know the meaning of “rest hold”.
Finlay screams “YOU COUNT FASTER” at the referee and at first I thought he said “YOU CUNT FASTER” .
They go into an almost finishing stretch half way into the match, with Benoit missing the headbutt from the ropes, fighting back and then actually hitting it, but Finlay is too tough to be put down from just that and is able to regain control of the match due to the fact Benoit was hurting more than him.
Forearm shots to the back of Benoit, followed up with a massive club to the back of the head . This is the kind of hard hitting offence I love!
“COME ON BENOIT, SIT UP, LET ME SHOW YOU HOW TOUGH I AM!”
No wonder Benoit went on a 4 month sabbatical not long after this match… surprised he didn’t need another neck surgery from those clotheslines by Finlay!
GERMAN SUPLEX ON THE FLOOR~!
The little comeback attempts from Benoit throughout this match, and the cut off spots from Finlay are just tremendous btw. This ISN’T just a match where 2 guys stiff each other. Far, FAR from it. It’s just a beautiful wrestling match in every sense of the word. Even the fans are into the match, which for something like this is unfortunately unusual, but thankfully the fans here were able to appreciate how amazing this was.
CROSSFACE OUT OF NOWHERE~! Benoit battles to lock his hands together, and when he does, Finlay taps out immediately in the same way Regal would, which really puts over the Crossface if you can make someone like FINLAY or REGAL tap to it so fast. Also makes Finlay (and Regal) look smart by not wasting time in such a brutal hold.
THIS IS INCREDIBLE. I think I love it even more.
CAL SCALE – 7
Jillian Hall Vs Melina
this match is happening because they threw makeup at each other .
SUPERSTAR BILLY GRAHAM~!
Also, NOOOOOOOO to this match.
CAL SCALE – -1
JBL~! He’s cutting a promo on Rey, then spots Chavo and stops mid sentence to ask Chavo why he’s there . I often wonder the same thing when I see Chavo on a wrestling show… .
Gregory Helms Vs Super Crazy – WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
The show that keeps on giving!
Classic Tazz, confuses SUPER CRAZY WITH HELMS .
Crazy tries to catch Helms off guard from the get go with a bunch of roll up variations. Helms throws him out of the ring to gain some separation, but Crazy holds on to the ropes and swings right back in, sticks his tongue out and hits Helms again .
The referee stops Crazy from diving over the ropes, then when he turns to check on Helms who is on the floor, Crazy again sticks out his tongue and dives over the ref! Fun stuff .
Helms seems to be overusing the damn headlock in this one, but in between those headlocks he’s throwing out awesome knee strikes to the head of Crazy .
Unlike some people though, his headlocks at least have purpose, as he does focus a hell of a lot on the head and neck of opponents in his matches. The headlocks, vicious variations of neckbreakers, and then knees and kicks to the head .
In the end, Helms uses the ropes and STEALS a win. Good match!
CAL SCALE – 2
MELINA SLAPS TEDDY LONG~! HE FIRES HER! AND NITRO! So not only have MNM broken up on this show, but Melina and Nitro have been kicked off Smackdown .
They show a video package of Angle winning the KOTR back in 2006, then cut to Anthony Robles in the crowd, an amateur wrestler with 1 leg. COULD THIS BE THE WRESTLER JOHNNY ACE HIRED BY MISTAKE INSTEAD OF ZACK GOWEN?!?!
Kurt Angle Vs Mark Henry
Well their RR match at the start of the year was a fucking DUD, but I hear this one is actually pretty good so I’m gonna give it a chance. 2006 Henry was more HIT than miss anyway so I’m definitely hopeful .
HENRY taking apart the announce table straight away, getting it ready to potentially SPLASH Kurt through it, something he’s been doing for the last couple of months!
heel promo from Henry . I wish he didn’t get injured as much. He was on a near Hall of Pain level run at the time.
Angle is injured coming into this match, and has to take the fight to Mark straight away in order to have any hopes of winning. Wisely going after the knee and taking advantage of the fact Henry isn’t the fastest guy around.
ANGLE TEASING A GERMAN SUPLEX THROUGH THE TABLE~! Henry says no and doesn’t move. LOL.
Angle trying to take out the legs of Mark, and Mark is trying to gouge the eyes out of Angle. What is this, Game of Thrones?
FUCK ME ANGLE JUST GOT RUN OVER.
Angle has REVENGE written on his mouthpiece… which we clearly see as he’s screaming in pain during a modified Camel Clutch . I don’t think he’s getting his revenge just yet…
WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM COUNTERED INTO A DDT~!
The straps are down and Angle is building momentum!
HENRY KICKS OUT~!
Henry fucking EXPLODES with a clothesline and Angle is back on the mat hurting!
World’s Strongest Slam is almost missed thanks to a replay, and the crowd and commentators act like it was a standard move. Only HENRY puts over the fact Angle kicks out of his fucking FINISHER.
Henry POWERS out.
Teased splash through the table, but Angle moves… only to end up getting splashed into the fucking RING POST .
HENRY WINS BY COUNTOUT~!
Yup, this is worlds better than their awful, awful RR match. Henry looked like a fucking beast, and Angle did a (mostly) good job of selling his ribs, but during his comebacks he was seemingly able to feel no pain…
After the match, Angle fires back on Henry with a ton of chair shots, then grapevines the leg and makes Henry tap to the Ankle Lock! ANGLE SLAM ON THE TABLE~! it doesn’t break . CHAIR SHOT TO THE HEAD~! HENRY FALLS ON THE TABLE AND NOW IT FINALLY BREAKS .
Do they have a rematch on SD? Normally I’d be the guy to know the answer, but I don’t recall one. If it happened I probably skipped it during my SD 06 project, as it seems I skipped this match the first time around too.
CAL SCALE – 2
Bobby Lashley Vs Booker T – King of the Ring Finals Match
Well it didn’t get its own PPV, but at least we DID get a KOTR tournament in 2006. They’ve done a few more on TV afterwards, so why can’t we get it every sodding year? A 3 hour Raw dedicated to it would be perfect, fairly sure that’s been done before.
I wonder if Booker had Sharmell scream KING BOOKER in bed after he won?
Can’t say I wanna sit through this. So I won’t.
CAL SCALE – -1
The Undertaker Vs The Great Khali
No I am NOT going to skip an Undertaker match, no matter what!
Undertaker keeps punching Khali in the fucking FACE, but Khali is unaffected and just keeps launching the Dead Man out of the ring!
Fans are going fucking INSANE as Undertaker sets up Old School! Then Khali ruins it with a slam. Stupid Khali.
Khali might be a giant oaf but Undertaker is bumping for his shit like the GOAT he is, and is selling the effects of the beating really well. Just wish by 2006 they’d have figured out that Undertaker is better when he ISN’T going up against monsters all the time…
CHOP TO THE HEAD~!
UNDERTAKER KICKS OUT~!
UNDERTAKER SITS UP~!
Damn, Khali is actually throwing out some big bombs in this one. Not often I remember seeing him actually PUNCH someone.
at Undertaker having to JUMP to headbutt Khali. Awesome.
JABS TO THE FACE~!
Khali will NOT go down!
Khali is trapped in the ropes! And well, Undertaker isn’t one for passing on the oppertunity to punch someone in the fucking face when they can’t defend themselves .
CHOP TO THE HEAD~!
KHALI PINS UNDERTAKER WITH ONE FOOT ON HIS CHEST. Holy FUCK.
This wasn’t actually bad. Didn’t last too long, so we didn’t get some typical rest hold shit from Khali like a Nerve Grip or something that bores me to tears. Instead we had Undertaker constantly trying to battle the giant while Khali keeps hitting Undertaker with basic, but hard hitting moves until he finally defeats the Dead Man.
CAL SCALE – 1
Rey Mysterio Vs JBL – World Heavyweight Championship Match
How odd, they are still calling it the World HEAVYWEIGHT Championship at this point, even though they eventually dropped the heavyweight part for a while when Rey had it .
Cole keeps putting over Rey as the greatest underdog in the history of WWE. LOL. It’s obviously CENA .
JBL tries to be the bully early on, but Rey kicks the fuck out of his legs then flies around and knocks JBL silly!!! I got knocked silly once. Never been the same since .
LOW BLOW TO JBL~! What a cheating bastard Rey is! I am disgusted that he is the World Champion! LET’S GO JBL!
Yey JBL boots the evil cheating foreigner in the face!
I’m hungry. Those RINGOS could only fill me for so long. No idea what I’m gonna have for tea.
JBL HITTING THREE AMIGOS~! Does them better than Chavo .
TRUFFLE SHUFFLE!!! Oh, no, sorry, JBL was mocking Eddie Guerrero. My bad .
JBL scares Rey’s wife to death .
Rey is bleeding through his mask which is a great visual. Why is the referee counting Rey out? This isn’t a fucking Last Man Standing match…
SLEEPER~! PUNCHES TO THE FACE WHILE APPLYING THE SLEEPER~!
Rey begins his comeback… but ends up jumping balls first into JBL’s boot! THE GOOD GUY GOT HIS REVENGE~!
THE EVIL MYSTERIO DIVES ON THE REFEREE! BOOOOOOO REY MYSTERIO BOOOOOOO.
Another referee shows up, but Mysterio somehow kicks out! I think it was a slow count, he was probably paid off by Mysterio. JBL agrees and decks the corrupt official!
REY USES A CHAIR~!
619 and SPLASH~!
Really good match . First time I’ve seen it since probably 2006. I’ve never been able to sit through it any other time I’ve tried to watch it. Glad I was able to this time around!
CAL SCALE – 4
Overall CAL SCALE – 18