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some weird things happened here
on 28 April 2008
May 2005 and judgement day wasnt without its controversy,but retained a good quality of wrestling and kept storylines going and interest levels high thereafter.
The event opened with the tag titles being up for grabs,the champs MNM went up against charlie haas and hardcore holly,this match was a solid opener and nothing more,it wasnt that the teams didnt work well together,they did,it just wasnt that class,although the finisher is always good to see with regards to the team that won.
Next up was carlito who brought matt morgan to help him against the big show in a match that doesnt last long in the memory,with the exception of matt morgan giving an impressive f5 to big show,carlito acts like the naughty schoolboy at times here but this is mildly amusing,morgan now earns a wage at TNA but lasted only a few months with the wwe after this event,i wasnt mad on him but he did bring some excitement to this contest nonetheless.
Next up was a cracker of a match,it was that good,the cruiserweight champion paul london went up against chavo guerrero in a high octane,more skills than a match between brazil and real madrid,it was immense and the finisher was out of this world,hard to beat,hard to follow,cracking.
Booker t went up against,at this stage an extremely evil and vile kurt angle who was trying to have an affair with booker ts wife,storyline of course,but angle was as evil looking and sounding as he had ever been.This match was good,scratch that,it was very good,but the ending was messy and i think a mistake occured with the three count,the look on angles face is almost testament to that,who else agrees with me hey?,weird ending but great match.
The united states championship was up next,the champ orlando jordon went up against heidenreich,this match was dull,it took a week to get going,i almost fell asleep,heidenreich had to pick out a friend from crowd to cheer him on and read letters and this was the man that was an evil psycho earlier in the year,it made me want to reach for sick bag,when the match got going,one thing was clear,jordon was 100 times better than his rival which begs the question,why did heidenreich get repeated title shots against the undertaker,i didnt like this match at all,you will use your fast forward button,rest assured.
2005 was the year eddie passed away but for the most part of it,he spent in a war with rey mysterio and death threats were exchanged,this was a violent feud,here they battled like lions,beat the life out of one another before the match got too violent for the ref not to react,but this was a great match,you knew it would be in truth.
The main event then,the WWE championship,the champ (is here)john cena went up against JBL,they had a dodgy enough match at wrestlemania 21 prior to this,but this time it was an 'i quit' match.
This was a very brutal match,very brutal indeed and among all that it was very good,it went one way then the other but for the most part cena was in control,a concept i didnt quite grasp or feel comfortable with,i think this enviroment would suit JBL better but he didnt do that well here,and the ending seemed a little odd,a little forced almost,in trut,i didnt buy it,but i have my reasons for saying that,anyway this was jumbley enough event and three stars serves it well.