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should have been better,
This review is from: WWE - Judgement Day 2008 [DVD] (DVD)
Judgement day followed hot on the heels of backlash and was a continuation of alot of the feuds that we saw at wrestlemania and backlash and there is no problem with that as long as the matches retain a certain level of quality.
The event opened with a match that looked perfect for an opener on paper,JBL went up against john cena in a feud that was boiling over,this was a brawl in truth but seemed to go on alot longer than the 15 minutes allocated to it.That is not a good thing,i liked shades of this match but it went on a bit and it was far too scrappy so i was certainly disappointed.
The WWE tag team championships were up next as the champs john morrison and the miz went up the ECW champion,kane and CM punk.This was an impressive match that was filled with good moves and fought at a good pace,they werent given much time but they slayed what they had and produced a captivating match.
Next up was a match that had been on the cards for a while prior to this,it involved shawn michaels and chris jericho.The two men failed to replicate their classic matches here ,i had to mention that first of all so i apologise,but they did have a good match.It went one way then the other with skills that few can master.It had some good points but died a bit at times,michaels feigning an injury on the build up was good and the two men shook hands at the end which i always like to see.
A triple threat match took place next as the champ mickie james went up against beth and melina,this wasnt a bad match in truth,i actually enjoyed it,beth putting melina and mickie on her back for double backbreaker was something that i wont forget in a hurry,not bad.
The vacant world heavyweight title was up next and featured the undertaker vs edge (their third pay per view in a row and far from their last).This match was the worst of the three but did feature some great moves and the undertaker returned to a more old school taker here,the ending annoyed the crowd and myself and this will do the same with you but a solid enough match was viewed here.
Jeff hardy fought MVP next in what appeared to be an unscheduled match,it was a good match though,these two men fight at next weeks summerslam and much is expected but i imagine the blueprint for this encounter will follow them,a good match.
The main event was up next,the WWE champion triple H going up against randy orton in a steel cage,this match came with plenty of hype and much was expected and i do mean much,this expectation was sadly not realised as this match didnt flow like it should and as main events go was actually poor in segments.The last few minutes were high in quality and the match redeemed itself slightly in that regard but it was almost too little too late,not the match i had hoped for,2.5 stars out of 5 is the suitable score for this event.