Judgement day 2007 came three weeks after backlash so with that in mind,storylines couldnt quite be forged so alot of what happened here was as a result of what happened at backlash and some matches followed a similar flow as backlash,and while backlash 2007 was a very good event i found this to be average and chasing shadows as far as maintaining a consistent quality.
First up,we had ric flair going up against carlito,this match seemed to last an age and was actually very repetitive and that isnt on,i felt like i was stuck in a deju vu mode for the 15 minutes or so and wasnt impressed,the ending was ok but by then i had lost interest,i hate to say that but its true.
A three on one handicap match was up next,the ECW champion,vincent kennedy mcmahon with shane and umaga went up against lashley,a match we had at backlash,but this match was rotten,lasted a minute and wasnt worthy of the hype,the aftermath of the win was good but unacceptable as a whole,it hurt me.
CM punk went toe to toe with elijah burke next and this match seemed to last a week,it went on and on and on until the crowd started to feel a bit sick of it,i was glad of an ending and while both men impressed in share here and there,i thought this was too long.
Shawn michaels went up against randy orton next in a clumsy and jaded match that suffered as hbk was meant to have concussion,and he played on it,och,he oversold it but made a good fist at convicing us,going for sweet chin music and then falling over like a bag of spuds,you could believe and yet not,the match suffered in all of this and in the end thats all that really matters.
The WWE tag team championship was up next,the champs,the hardys going up against lance cade and trevor murdoch,this match was an almost replica of their match at backlash and this isnt a complaint but they could have thought this through a bit perhaps,nonetheless this was again watchable.
The world heavyweight title was up next,edge went up against batista,much was made of this but i didnt view this as a classic at all,the ending was weak enough and while it didnt last long and wasnt overly boring,something was missing,not a classic then.
A two out of three falls match was up next,the united states championship was on the line here,chris benoit defended it against MVP.This wasnt the final pay per view that benoit appeared in before his death,he popped up as a lumberjack at one night stand,but here he was not at the races,looking moody and unwilling he was very poor,MVP gave his all and again impressed but at times it looked like he was up against a truck that wouldnt give anything and was bored with it all,with all that in mind,this wasnt a pleasure to watch,a sad way to say goodbye to benoit in his last proper pay per view match.
The main event was next and the WWE title was at stake,the champ john cena went up against the great khali,and this was a good match,i would agree that khali had his first great match here and these two men shared the stage several more times that year and worked well together,not a world class main event but a good even match with a good ending,as pay per views go this doesnt reign supreme and that hurts,2 stars.