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Sorry for the delay in moving forward. To be honest, I still havent got myself in gear again. I'm going to post Superstars now, but it could be 2-3 weeks before I bother to get Smackdown finished. Sorry for the stop/start nature of the thread recently, but hopefully I'll hit a stride soon...

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WWE Superstars | May 15 2007


Joey Styles and The King introduce the show, hyping the KICK OFF to the 2007 King of the Ring tournament on the show tonight … RIGHT NOW!!

**LIONS**

Accompanied by Katie Lea, the undefeated Paul Burchill gets ready to make his mark in singles competition, kicking off the King of the Ring tournament. On his way to the ring, Styles and King wonder whether or not anyone has informed him of last nights 'Reality Check' which exposed a Harry Smith/Katie Lea relationship.

**SOMEBODIES GONNA GET IT**

With a chance to shine, ‘The Worlds Strongest Man’ walks to the ring with a purpose, joined by Theodore Long, as he attempts to prove that The Brotherhood isn’t just about Shelton Benjamin

Match 1 | KING OF THE RING TOURNAMENT | ROUND OF 32:
Mark Henry w/Theodore Long vs. Paul Burchill w/Katie Lea
Short match, with Burchill and Henry continuing on from a few recent meetings, as the two bulls collide. During the contest, Katie Lea attacks Theodore Long, as the mouthpiece of The Brotherhood tries to get involved, with the fans cheering for her timely intervention. Burchill is distracted by the ongoings outside the ring … allowing the Worlds Strongest Man to attack. Henry then goes for the Worlds Strongest Slam, but Burchill fights free, eventually catching an oncoming Henry with a power slam, and follows up, finishing the big man off … WITH THE CURB STOMP!!! He hooks the leg, 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Paul Burchill @ 04:24
Burchill remains undefeated since his debut in February, and moves on to the sweet sixteen of the 2007 King of the Ring tournament, to meet the winner of the Cody Rhodes/Umaga clash, later tonight.

Commercial Break

We return with a promo for THIS FRIDAY ON SMACKDOWN; just two days away from Judgment Day, it’s clash of the contenders; BROCK LESNAR VERSUS EDGE!!

Back at ringside, during the entrances for the next match, Styles and King plug the main event tonight, coming from Smackdown, with the United States Champion, Brent Albright in action, just five days before defending the title against Paul London at Judgment Day, facing Jeff Hardy tonight in a tune up.

Match 2 | CRUISERWEIGHT SHOWCASE:
Kid Kash vs. Jamie Noble
Both men get to do their thing, and put on a strong showing, as you’d expect, if you’ve ever read any of their meetings in Legends thread . With Noble off the back of a recent face turn, he gains the support of the fans, and plays his role well. As the match nears the final stretch, there are a number of near falls from cradles and roll ups, until Kash tries to use the tights, then the ropes, which raises the ire of his opponent, who shoves Kash as they get up, pulling his tights to signify what his problem is. Kash holds his arms up, backing away … THEN GOES FOR A CHEAP SHOT … but Noble ducks under … AND SURPRISES KASH WITH A BACKSLIDE … 1...2...3!!!!!
Winner: Jamie Noble @ 07:13
Noble celebrates his win, having his arm raised, getting himself back in the mix in the cruiserweight division. Styles and King put both men over for a great effort, but focus on Noble getting the three count, and showing his credentials for a push toward the title in the coming weeks.

Commercial Break

**VIDEO PACKAGE**

Clip of Bret Hart rolling up Bam Bam Bigelow to win the King of the Ring tournament in 1993.

“I‘M THE BEST THERE IS, THE BEST THERE WAS, AND THE BEST THERE EVER WILL BE”

Narrator: It has given the platform for champions to establish themselves.

Clip of Owen Hart being crowned King of the Ring in 1994, as we hear him yell over it.

“I‘M THE KING OF HARTS!!!”

Narrator: It has immortalized greats forever.

Clip of Stone Cold Steve Austin winning the 1996 King of the Ring tournament, with the sound bite over it.

“AUSTIN THREE SIXTEEN SAYS, I JUST WHIPPED YOUR ASS”

Narrator: It ushered in the birth of a new attitude.

Clip of Triple H having his hand raised in 1997.

“THE KING OF THE RING!!!”

Narrator: Stars have been born.

Clip of Kurt Angle dropping to his knees in victory in 2000.

“IT‘S TRUE, IT‘S TRUE”

Narrator: Legends have been made.

Clip of Brock Lesnar having his hand raised in 2002, as we hear Paul Heymans voice over the top.

“THE NEXT BIG THING, BRRRRROCK LLLLLESNARRRRR”

Narrator: Careers have skyrocketed.

Clips of Mister Kennedy with the crown last year, and Edge with his trophy in 2001

Narrator: The King of the Ring tournament has provided some of the most memorable moments in sports entertainment history, and on Saturday, June 23, 2007 … the King of the Ring lends itself to another staple in the illustrious history of the WWE … Saturday Nights Main Event.

Clips of current superstars, Shelton Benjamin, MVP, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Straight Edge, Brian Kendrick, Paul London, MNM, Carlito and Brent Albright.

Narrator: The year, the King of the Ring tournament climaxes on NBC, with quarter finals, semi finals and the grand final, on the most special edition of Saturday Nights Main Event in history!!!

Quick clips again of the prominent former winners.

Narrator: Which superstar will use the King of the Ring tournament to follow these legends, icons and immortals into the pantheon of greatness??


~ THE 2007 KING OF THE RING TOURNAMENT ~
!! LIVE ON SATURDAY NIGHTS MAIN EVENT ON NBC !!
JUNE 23 | THE PYRAMID, MEMPHIS TN

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During the entrances now for the next match, the commentary team talk up the meeting this will set up for the winner with Paul Burchill in the next round, and also discuss last night on Raw, when Umaga and Estrada confronted the World Heavyweight Champion, Christian.

Match 3 | KING OF THE RING TOURNAMENT | ROUND OF 32:
Umaga w/Armando Estrada vs. Cody Rhodes w/Goldust
Despite the weeks of ‘training’, Cody Rhodes ambition of becoming the 2007 King of the Ring ends in pretty sudden fashion, as his early offence has little to no effect on the Samoan Bulldozer. Umaga squats away Cody early on, then no sells a dropkick attempt, squatting that away too … BEFORE CHARGING THROUGH HIM LIKE A STEAM TRAIN!!!!! From there, Cody is never in the contest, falling victim to a running butt splash, an avalanche in the corner, then the spinning power slam for good measure. On the outside, Goldust winces at each manoeuvre, watching as his brother protégé takes an absolute beating. It could be finished already … but Umaga decides to put an exclamation point on proceedings … AND DELIVERS THE SAMOAN SPIKE!!! The Samoan Bulldozer presses over the body of the broken second generation superstar, as the count is made, 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Umaga @ 02:10
It’s an emphatic win for Umaga, and it now sets up a contest in the last sixteen with another undefeated superstar; Paul Burchill. Mister Money in the Bank has his hand raised by his gleeful handler, who looks down at the broken body of Cody Rhodes, which is eventually dragged from the ring by Goldust. The Bizarre One carries young Cody from the ring, as we focus on Umaga, who has made a daunting start to his King of the Ring campaign.

NEXT WEEK ON MONDAY NIGHT RAW; AN OFFICIAL CONTRACT SIGNING FOR THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH AT VENGEANCE BETWEEN THE CHAMPION, CHRISTIAN, AND THE CHALLENGER, MISTER KENNEDY.

Commercial Break

** VIDEO PACKAGE **

The WWE production theme, “Lost Souls” plays over the package.

Opens with the following writing;
"Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of' Judgement" Matthew 12:36.

Flashing shot of Randy Orton punting RVD at WrestleMania.

More writing;
"He that rejecteth me and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him. The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day" John 12:48.

Flashing shot of Randy Orton punting Jericho on 13/4 Smackdown.

Writing appears again;
"For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to what he hath done whether it be good or bad" II Corinthians 5:10.

Flashing shots of Ric Flair leaving the ring, head bowed, for the final time, RVD being wheeled out of the arena at WrestleMania, and Chris Jericho being placed into an ambulance on the 13/4 edition of Smackdown.

The package then focuses on the face of the callous Randy Orton, the music stops, and it’s simply heavy, slow motion breathing.

Narrator: His Judgment Day … has come.


WWE JUDGMENT DAY | MAY 20 | AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, MIAMI FL
ONLY ON PAY PER VIEW

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Backstage, Matt Striker, the backstage correspondent for WWE Superstars, stands by with Brent Albright, the United States Champion, ahead of the main event this evening. Albright addresses the ‘sit down’ interview with Paul London last week, commenting that anyone would think London was the U.S Champ for the last seven months, and not him. He then says if anyone seems to have forgotten that fact, he’ll take great pleasure in reminding the entire world on Sunday, and will give them a taste of what’s to come, by beating the snot out of Jeff Hardy. Promptly, the angered champion storms from the interview set, as we fade to ringside…

**LOADED**

We get a glance of Jeff Hardy, as Styles and King hype the main event, before cutting off to the final commercial of the evening.

Commercial Break

**MEET YOUR MASTER**

Carrying the United States title, Brent Albright makes his way to the ring, and wastes no time getting the action under way, but screws up, with Jeff beating him to the punch!!!

Main Event | NON-TITLE MATCH:
Brent Albright vs. Jeff Hardy
After a hot start from Hardy, the superior Albright takes over. Being the bigger man, Brent tries to tire Jeff down, but quickly realises Hardy wont roll over for him tonight, with Jeff fighting at every step, refusing to fold for the champion. During the early stages, both mens participation in the King of the Ring tournament is touched on, and also their involvement with Judgment Day on Sunday. The Charismatic Enigma gives the champion a fright or two with a few near falls, with Albright taking his eye off the ball, getting rather rattled by the fighting spirit of Jeff.

With his reckless abandon, Jeff Hardy dropkicks the champion out of the ring, then crashes out onto Albright, with the fans gaining in voice, with Hardy turning up the excitement levels. Back inside, Hardy hits his front suplex for a near fall, then sends Brent into the corner, but Albright fires back out, knocking his opponent down with a forearm smash. From that, it’s all Albright, as he targets the arm, setting up for the Crowbar.

Jeff though, still isn’t done, and comes roaring back, fighting the champion off, and even attempts the TWIST OF FATE … BUT ALBRIGHT REVERSES AND SCORES WITH AN ARM BREAKER!!! The fans enthusiasm dies off, with Brent playing buzz kill, quickly scurrying for the CROWBAR … BUT HARDY INSTANTLY GRABS THE ROPES!!! Jeff survives, but Albright is like a shark tasting blood, and comes for the arm again … BUT JEFF KICKS HIM AWAY … AND SHOCKS BRENT WITH A NECKBREAKER!!!

Albright is down, but Hardy refuses the cover, and instead climbs the ropes looking for the SWANTON BOMB, still selling his arm injury … and it costs him dearly, as Brent leaps into action … AND ARM DRAGS JEFF OFF THE TOP!!! Hardy rolls around, clutching his arm, as Brent lies in wait, and grabs Jeff as he gets up … HALF NELSON SUPLEX!!! Hardy looks to be finished … but Albright isn’t … AND APPLIES THE CROWBAR!!! Hardy is caught in the middle of the ring, and despite making a reach for the ropes, but they are too far … AND HE SUBMITS!!!
Winner: Brent Albright @ 11:29

A big win for Albright tonight, sending a message to London, as he is handed his title, and climbs the ropes, pointing to the name plate on his title, stating that ‘NOTHING IS CHANGING’, as Styles and King do another quick sell for Judgment Day, as we go off the air.

END OF SHOW
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Brief comments for Superstars.

Honestly, I was a bit disappointed with how the King of the Ring began. I know most of your first round matches have obvious winners, but I thought you would have been better off giving us a quality match to kick the tournament off here and start it with a bang. Even Burchill/Henry getting some more time would have been good for that. It just felt like the tournament began with a whimper, rather than the roar that I would have liked to have seen.

The SmackDown! side of things was much stronger, perhaps even surprisingly so. Two matches that looked like they would have been very good to see. Really glad to see Noble getting some momentum going, even if at the expense of Kash, because a feud between the no-nonsense Noble and the egotistical champ Kendrick has money written all over it. Jeff, meanwhile, is in the main event (even if just Superstars ), where he belongs.

With a contract signing to come on RAW, and before then the huge Lesnar/Edge match AND Judgment Day on the blue brand, there's a lot to look forward to coming up. Hopefully you get that consistency going in this thread, because there's a lot I, and I'm sure the rest of the section, want to see.
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Whilst I do believe KOTR could have started off a little more eventful, all the right men seemed to have advanced, and it definitely looks like this tournament is going to be awesome once it hits its stride. Kash,Noble would've been a nice little match for Superstars to. As for Smackdown, the sooner the better, although don't put yourself under to much stress, mate.
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Smackdown Preview:

The Smackdown crew hits Worcester on the final stop towards Judgment Day, and despite the first Smackdown PPV of 2007 coming up in just forty eight hours, the General Manager Arn Anderson has still provided a PPV worthy main event this week on Smackdown, pitting 'The Iron Man' Brock Lesnar against 'The Rated R Superstar' Edge. Both men will surely have one eye on the WWE Championship Fatal Four Way Elimination Match at Judgment Day, but both will also want to settle the score between each other on Smackdown.

Meanwhile, Randy Orton has had a week to relive last weeks shocking conclusion to Smackdown, which saw the shocking return of Rob Van Dam. Question marks still remain over the health of Van Dam, merely seven weeks after suffering a sick blow to the head from Orton at WrestleMania, and indeed, RVD has signed a 'hold harmless agreement' in order to compete at Judgment Day. Despite his spectacular return last week ... is RVD fit to compete at Judgment Day??

One man that WILL be fit to compete on Sunday is Carlito. After suffering a horrifying knee injury at the hands of MVP last month, Carlito has been on the sidelines, but tonight, 'The Cool One' makes his return to Smackdown, and plans to confront MVP, one week after Porter savagely destroyed the knee of Carlitos younger brother, Primo. After having to relive the assault that put him on the shelf inflicted on his own brother, what kind of mindset can we expect to see Carlito in on Smackdown?? And, will he even be able to wait another forty eight hours to get his hands on his hated foe??

Elsewhere, Paul London will be in action, as he gears up for the biggest opportunity of his career at Judgment Day when he takes on Brent Albright for the United States Title, by taking on a former United States Champion in Charlie Haas. Given the bond formed in recent months between Haas and Albright, can we expect Haas to 'rough up' London, and soften him up ahead of the title match on Sunday?? Brent Albright is likely to be in attendance, and has made no secret of his frustrations over the favoritism shown towards London in recent weeks by his interview on Superstars this past Tuesday. Will Albright have a final message for his challenger on Smackdown??

After the lack of respect shown towards Hulk Hogan last week, JBL has been barred from appearing on Smackdown this week. Hulk Hogan will not be appearing either, but after last weeks insulting video package from JBL, Arn Anderson has promised to 'right that wrong' this week on Smackdown.

And, the Smackdown half of the 2007 King of the Ring tournament kicks off tonight, as Finlay takes on Garrison Cade, just two days before the two men clash at Judgment Day in the six man tag team challenge, in which Cade teams with his New Wave brethren; Ken Doane and Nick Dinsmore, and Finlay teams with the mismash of the high flying Jeff Hardy and 'The Animal' Batista. Which of these men can strike first blood this week??

Confirmed Matches:
Non-Title Match | Americas Most Wanted vs The Mad Murdoch Twins
King of the Ring; Round 1 | Finlay vs Garrison Cade
Paul London vs Charlie Haas
Chavo Guerrero vs Deuce
Brock Lesnar vs Edge

Show to be posted tomorrow ... Judgment Day to follow ... erm, ... eventually
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This is looking like a pretty good go home show here, Wolfy. Three matches which all look to have great potential in Lesnar/Edge (which no doubt will end screwily, but oh well), Haas/London and Finlay/Cade. With confrontations between RVD and Orton (hopefully) and MVP and Carlito, there's a few promos that should be good to look forward to as well. A bit disappointed about the lack of JBL on the show since he has been owning it up, but hopefully Arn has something good in store, or JBL still gets on the show somehow.

Looking forward to this + Judgment Day. Hopefully we don't get too long of a wait for it.
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Honestly, the show is looking by a pretty damn good one to take us into Judgment Day. You've got London/Haas and Finlay/Cade to do the job, until we see the epicness of Lesnar/Edge. Seriously, I'm going to mark the fuck out for this one, so uhhh, thanks for booking it sooner than I expected, and all that jazz. 'Lito/Porter promo, as well as perhaps Orton/RVD is set to leave the show in good shape also. By reading the preview, I get the feeling you're going to have a Hogan video package, which will probably be the only part of the show I dislike.

Anyway, I probably keep saying this, but glad to have you back, and can't wait to read the first show from the blue brand for a long time.
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First off, I don't know if I said this before, but I'm quite glad you incorporated Superstars into your show, as most threads have rid of it. It's a great way to show some more talent, and get more storylines/feuds going. With that said, nice to see two KotR matches in there, as well two pretty decent matches. Burchill and Umaga winning were kinda expected. Mark Henry seems like a tough opponent that kinda jobs so that he can get over his opponent. Good stuff there. Main event was good in that Albright sent a message to London. Good going.

SD preview looks top notch as usual. Noticed that Arn Anderson is your GM, which is beyond awesome. Lesnar/Edge should be a treat. Don't know much about the rest of the show since I've been out of sync the last while, but I'll be reading for sure. Looking forward to the show!
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Friday Night Smackdown | May 18 2007 | Worcester MA


Highlights from the closing moments of last weeks show, where ROB VAN DAM made a stunning, surprise return - NAILING RANDY ORTON WITH THE VAN TERMINATOR!!!

Opening Video

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Michael Cole: Only forty eight hours remain, until the night of reckoning. We are just two days away … from Judgment Day!!!

Tazz: Judgment Day is comin, Cole, and it’s gonna be off the hook my friend. But with what we’ve got in store tonight, the wait is gonna be worth it.

Michael Cole: Indeed it will, Tazz. Tonight, Brock Lesnar and Edge will lock horns, just two days away from challenging Randy Orton in the Fatal Four Way Elimination Match. And with two of his three challengers already busy this evening, Tazz … will Randy Orton cast his thoughts onto Rob Van Dam, after Mister Friday Night shocked the world last week, with a physical message for the WWE Champion??

Tazz: I couldn’t believe my eyes, Cole. I honestly believed Van Dam was done after what went down at WrestleMania … and I didn’t expect to see him at any kind of level at Judgment Day … but he made me a believer last week.

Michael Cole: I think Van Dam changed the minds of many people last week, Tazz. The fact remains though; RVD has had to sign a ‘hold harmless agreement’ to compete at Judgment Day. There are definitely underlying issues there.

Tazz: And there always will be, Cole. After that punt at WrestleMania, Van Dam will never be the same again- and by the looks of things, he’s gonna take out any frustration he has on the cold, dark soul of Randy Orton on Sunday.

**LOVE TO FIGHT**

The veteran Irishman enters the stage, for the opening match.

Michael Cole: That’s on Sunday, and also on Sunday, that man, Finlay, teams with Batista and Jeff Hardy to take on The New Wave. Tonight, we’ve got a preview of that match, with the Irishman taking on Garrison Cade- but it’s more than that; it’s the opening contest in the Smackdown half of the King of the Ring tournament.

Tazz: Raw got their side o’ things kicked off on Tuesday on Superstars, and we’re getting down to business tonight.

Michael Cole: And while this match happens tonight, on Sunday, before Judgment Day goes on the air, Charlie Haas will meet Super Crazy in the next King of the Ring tournament match.

Match 1 | KING OF THE RING TOURNAMENT | ROUND OF 32:
Garrison Cade vs. Finlay
It’s a hard hitting affair, with Cade looking to use his size and power, whilst Finlay just wants a fight. That fighting spirit helps keep the veteran in it, refusing to cave in to the big Texan, and giving Cade plenty to think about. Despite that, Finlay eventually succumbs to the big man, and it looks like Garrison is looking to finish the contest off, getting the Irishman into position for the Razors Edge … but Finlay slips out, and fights back, getting the fans stirring!!! Finlay rocks Cade, surprising him with his tenacity, even after a sustained beat down … then comes off the ropes, looking for a clothesline, but Cade catches him with a boot, before looking to scoop him up … BUT FINLAY SURPRISES HIM WITH AN INSIDE CRADLE, 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Finlay @ 07:26

The veteran progresses!! Finlay wins the match, but as soon as he reaches his feet … BAM~!! Garrison Cade levels Finlay with a massive clothesline!!! The Irishman goes down, with Cade putting the boots to him, letting out his frustration … as the pack of dogs known as the New Wave (minus Orton) descend on the ring, and join in the beating, stomping at Finlay. Doane backs off and makes a beeline for the shillelagh … but he looks up …

AND SEES JEFF HARDY AND BATISTA RUNNING DOWN THE AISLE!!!

Doane grabs the weapon, and alerts his fellow New Wave cohorts, as Jeff slides inside, past Doane, and leaps up, launching himself at Dinsmore, whilst Batista slides in, ducking under a wild swing of the Shillelagh from Doane … AND SCOOPS HIM UP … SPINEBUSTER!!!

Meanwhile, Cade dashes to safety, whilst Dinsmore scrambles to the floor too, with the pair pulling Doane from the ring, as Hardy helps the veteran to his feet, whilst Batista watches their opponents, as the New Wave regroup on the outside, looking worse for wear.

Michael Cole: This Sunday, there will be no running Tazz. The New Wave meet that man, Batista, Finlay and Jeff Hardy.

Tazz: It’s the opportunity the New Wave have been looking for. Lotta people have been on their case as nothing more than lackeys to Randy Orton - Sunday at Judgment Day they have the opportunity to show the rest of the world they aint lackeys. But they gotta man up by Sunday.

Michael Cole: And lost in the shuffle here is the fact that Finlay has indeed progressed to the Sweet Sixteen stage of the King of the Ring tournament.

Tazz: Absolutely, a great win for the veteran here tonight, and now he’ll meet Charlie Haas or Super Crazy in the next round.

Michael Cole: And, as we stated at the top of the show, those two will meet prior to Judgment Day on Sunday. But still to come tonight, for the first time ever, the exciting Cruiserweight that the world is talking about; Evan Bourne, will make his first ever appearance on Smackdown, and he’ll be facing another fellow fresh face, Daivari - those two have had a couple of run ins already on Superstars, but tonight, they meet on Friday Night Smackdown!!! But coming up next, it’s the Number One Contender for the Cruiserweight Championship this Sunday, Chavo Guerrero, one on one, with Deuce!!

Commercial Break


** VIDEO PACKAGE **

The WWE production theme, “Lost Souls” plays over the package.

Opens with the following writing;
"Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of' Judgement" Matthew 12:36.

Flashing shot of Randy Orton punting RVD at WrestleMania.

More writing;
"He that rejecteth me and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him. The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day" John 12:48.

Flashing shot of Randy Orton punting Jericho on 13/4 Smackdown.

Writing appears again;
"For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to what he hath done whether it be good or bad" II Corinthians 5:10.

Flashing shots of Ric Flair leaving the ring, head bowed, for the final time, RVD being wheeled out of the arena at WrestleMania, and Chris Jericho being placed into an ambulance on the 13/4 edition of Smackdown.

The package then focuses on the face of the callous Randy Orton, the music stops, and it’s simply heavy, slow motion breathing.

Narrator: His Judgment Day … has come.


WWE JUDGMENT DAY | MAY 20 | AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, MIAMI FL
ONLY ON PAY PER VIEW
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Match 2:
Chavo Guerrero vs. Deuce w/Domino
Building off last weeks contest between Kendrick and Domino, where Chavo proved to be the deciding factor in helping Kendrick, Deuce gets a match against the man that meets Kendrick on Sunday. Chavo has the better of the ‘Greaser’ in the opening minutes, proving to be too quick and elusive for his opponent, with Deuce unable to provide much sustained offence. Guerrero even manages to knock Domino off the apron as he attempts to interfere, then looks to deliver the Gory Bomb, but Deuce slips free, and grabs the referee … as Domino slides inside … AND CLOCKS CHAVO WITH A CLOTHESLINE FROM BEHIND!!!

From there, Deuce takes over, but is unable to keep Guerrero down, with Chavo refusing to stay down, whilst on commentary, Cole and Tazz question the presence of Kendrick - or lack thereof - at ringside, after Chavo came to his aide last week. Chavo battles on, and fights out of a sleeper attempt, building up some momentum, catching Deuce with a few knockdowns, and eventually puts his opponent down, delivering a TORNADO DDT!!! Chavo then signals to the fans … and climbs the ropes … steadying himself for the Frog Splash … BUT DOMINO JUMPS ONTO THE APRON AGAIN!!! Chavo kicks him off before he can do anything … but by the time Domino is taken care of … Deuce is up, and shoves Chavo off the top!!!

Deuce then grabs the referees attention, whilst on the outside DOMINO is back up to his feet, and dips into his leather jacket pocket … AND THEN NAILS CHAVO WITH A STEEL CHAIN!!! Chavo is out cold, and Domino rolls Guerrero back inside the ring, and Deuce makes a cover, with the three count a mere formality … 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Deuce @ 06:07

The odds were just too much to fight for Chavo tonight. Despite helping his supposed friend, Brian Kendrick from the same fate last week, Kendrick didn’t bother to return the favour. In the ring, Deuce celebrates a rare win with Domino before leaving the ring, both men looking chuffed, whilst Chavo is slowly brought around by the referee, as his preparations for Judgment Day don’t quite go to plan.

Michael Cole: A tough loss for Chavo Guerrero this evening, Tazz, but what I’d like to know is, where was Brian Kendrick?? Last week, Chavo Guerrero done Brian Kendrick a massive favour by coming to his aide, but tonight, the Cruiserweight Champion is nowhere to be seen.

Tazz: He didn’t need to be here Cole. He and Chavo might be friends, but on Sunday, that don’t matter a jot. Chavo Guerrero is coming for Brian Kendricks title belt - there aint no friendship on Sunday, and Kendrick will be doin everythin he can to keep the title, as much as Chavo will do everythin he can to win it. Why should Brian Kendrick help his competition, less than forty eight hours from a title match??

Michael Cole: It just doesn’t sit right with me Tazz. Brian Kendrick owed Chavo Guerrero tonight-

Tazz: He owed him nothin Cole.

We get another look at Chavo, who still looks groggy, as the referee tries to help clear his mind, as we fade out.

Commercial Break

We return with an outside shot of the arena, with Michael Cole now welcoming us back…

Michael Cole: Welcome back to Friday Night Smackdown, on the final stop before Judgment Day this Sunday. And of course, one of the major matches that everyone is waiting to see, pits John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield - making his return to PPV after a serious lower back injury - take on the greatest of all time. The biggest name in Sports Entertainment history, the one and only, ‘immortal’ Hulk Hogan.

Tazz: Hulk Hogan lockin horns with the biggest mouthpiece in the WWE today. You called the Hulkster immortal there, but JBL has a different opinion, and he’s intent on making Hogan look merely mortal come Judgment Day.

Michael Cole: And for these two foes it truly is Judgment Day on Sunday. The fans begged Hogan for “One More Match”, and in Miami they’ll get it. But, can Hulk Hogan relive his glory years one last time against JBL?? Last week, JBL attempted to belittle Hogan once more, making a mockery out of what was supposed to be a ‘tribute’ to the legend. Well tonight, Arn Anderson has intervened and ordered a genuine video package to highlight the career of ‘The Hulkster’…

**WILD HORSES**

The GM of Smackdown makes a quick entrance onto the stage, acknowledging the respectful fans, with the music quickly dying down.

Arn Anderson: Good evenin. Now, I’m gonna cut right to the chase here, and get straight to the point. Over the last month, JBL has made it perfectly clear how he feels about Hulk Hogan. Week after week, Bradshaw has rammed his feelings down the throats of you good folk, draggin the good name of Hulk Hogan through the gutter. Now, as far as I’m concerned, last week, he had the chance to at least show some semblance of respect for the man … but boy, did I misjudge that situation.

Anderson takes a moment to pause, reflecting on last weeks ‘tribute’.

Arn Anderson: Well tanight, I want to make things right. You people, the fans, and all o’ the Hulkamaniacs that have followed Hogan through the years deserve to see a collection of clips that show Hogan in a true light. So, without further ado … please … roll the tape.

***
Video Package airs; one of those regular Hogan ones. Dare I bother to describe what goes on?? It ends with Hogan confronting JBL at WrestleMania, running him from the ring, before the video ends with the ‘ONE MORE MATCH’ chant at the Hall of Fame ceremony, and a nodding Hogan.

***



Back to ringside…

Michael Cole: Tazz, I have chills running through my body right now. Hulk Hogan one on one for the first, and most probably, last time against JBL. Can Hogan shut the mouth of the self made millionaire??

Tazz: There’s only so long that one man can remain untouchable. Hogan has been the centrepiece of the industry for two decades … but sooner rather than later, that tank is gonna be runnin on empty. I just hope that doesn’t happen on Sunday, otherwise Hulk Hogan wont have any choice in whether he ever laces those boots again.

Michael Cole: You cannot miss it. Hulk Hogan on Pay Per View - perhaps, for the very last time - this Sunday. But Tazz, that’s on Sunday. Tonight, there are a number of situations that could well explode -

Voice: Excuse me.

Cole is thrown off by the voice … and looks up, as JBL is seen on the titan tron, to massive heat.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me first to apologise for not being in Worcester tonight. It would have given me almighty pleasure to grace you fine people with my presence …

JBL stops for the fans to boo.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: … But the ‘Powers That Be’ have requested that I head straight for Miami after my comments in recent weeks toward the ‘almighty’ Hulk Hogan. In fact, this feed, that I have went out of my own way to set up in order to address you all this evening, is likely to be cut at any moment, just in case I speak my mind again…

With his toothy grin, Layfield smiles right into the camera.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Just in case you sheep - you trained robots - come to the realisation that what I have said week after week about Lord Hogan … is all true.

Bradshaw allows himself a chuckle, before continuing.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: I can imagine it now … old man Anderson back there throwing a fit, whilst a dozen tech geeks scramble to cut me off … but gentlemen … you can relax. For I’m sick of trying to enlighten these people. I’m sick of trying to inform you followers of Hulkamania that you’ve been led a merry dance by the ultimate con-man … if you haven’t accepted him for what he is by now … you never will.

JBL stops smiling, and now shows contempt for the audience.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: But allow me to take this moment … allow me to drill it home to all you Hulkamaniacs … savour these next forty eight hours. Watch the compilation DVD’s … wrap yourself in red and yellow boas … rip off all your t-shirts … cup your ears to everyone to speak to … do all the trainin, eat all the vitamins … and most importantly on Sunday morning … most importantly …

JBL leans in, whispering.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Say your prayers for Hulk Hogan.

Layfield tips his hat, as the video is quickly cut off.

Everything falls silent in the arena, as we move back to a silenced Michael Cole and Tazz.

Michael Cole: Chilling.

Tazz: Uh … yeah. That’s one way of puttin it.

Michael Cole: I think- yeah, it might just be best to move on. Folks, still to come tonight, the main event; Brock Lesnar takes on Edge, with both men just forty eight hours away from challenging Randy Orton for the WWE Championship in the Fatal Four Way Elimination match also set to feature Rob Van Dam.

Tazz: Off the hook, Cole. That match could main event ANY Pay Per View - yet it happens FOR FREE two nights before Judgment Day. That’s why I love our General Manager.

Michael Cole: That’s to come later tonight though. Meanwhile, we are waiting for the arrival of Carlito, one week on after his little brother, Primo, was viciously, savagely assaulted by a manic MVP. And indeed, in echoes of the attack that has put Carlito on the shelf, MVP targeted the knee of Primo, but this time he didn’t take any chances of his target recovering. Primo Colon - a young, aspiring wrestler himself - will be out of action for a whole year after last weeks attack. Carlito may have gotten into the head of MVP, but Tazz, Porter crossed the line last week.

Tazz: Desperate times, Cole. MVP, for weeks, demanded Carlito show his face - face to face - and for weeks, Carlito tried to screw with the head of his rival. Sneak attacks, mind games, you name it, Carlito did it. Last week, MVP had enough, and hey, he mighta crossed the line, but he got what he wanted, and that’s a face to face showdown with Carlito tonight.

Michael Cole: That one is a potential powder keg that could explode at any moment, probably as soon as Carlito arrives.

Tazz: Without a doubt.

**GUILTY**

Heat descends, as Chris Harris and James Storm; Americas Most Wanted, enter the arena, carrying the title belts as always, as they get set for a tune up match of their own this evening.

Michael Cole: You are looking at the current WWE Tag Team Champions … but for how much longer?? At Judgment Day, AMW face a serious threat to their championship reign, when they defend against the perfect blend of youth and experience; Elijah Burke and Booker T. Tonight, they face the Murdochs, and it’s next!!

Commercial Break

Match 3 | NON-TITLE MATCH:
Americas Most Wanted vs. The Mad Murdoch Twins
Short match, where the outcome seems obvious from before it even begins, with the focus of Cole and Tazz on commentary simply being to hype the tag team titles match at Judgment Day. The Murdochs have the better of it in the opening exchanges with Festus being typically hard to handle, but a clever diversion from Harris allows Storm to take over, getting the better of the crazed Festus, and working him over, quickly slipping in and out of the ring with his partner with successive tags, keeping each other fresh, and fully in control of Festus. Eventually, the big man fights to freedom, cracking the heads of AMW together, allowing Trevor to make a tag and take control.

That doesn’t last for long though, with the champions getting the better of Trevor, and once again assuming control with a number of near falls. As AMW look to be heading toward putting the finishing touches on the elder twin though, the camera shifts to the stage, where BOOKER T AND ELIJAH BURKE are standing, scouting the champs, which suddenly throws Harris and Storm off their game. The champions now are seemingly distracted by the presence of the two men that will challenge them on Sunday, and take their eyes off the ball, which allows Trevor to recover, quickly bundling Harris out of the ring, then ducks under an attempted Storm clothesline, before rebounding off the ropes with one of his own!!! The match has turned, and Trevor now leaps across the ring … AND TAGS IN FESTUS!!!

Festus enters the ring like a train, knocking down Storm, then knocking down an incoming Harris, then catches Storm with a Sidewalk slam!!! The big man looks tranced out as usual … as he looks down at Storm, thinking about finishing him off now … but on the outside, Harris stumbles to the timekeepers position, and grabs the title belts … which is spotted by Booker and Burke on the stage … and the #1 Contenders make their move!!! Booker and Burke quickly jog down the aisle, as Harris nails Trevor with one of the belts out of the referees sight, whilst in the ring Festus shapes up for a corner splash … BUT STORM PULLS THE REFEREE IN TO PROTECT HIMSELF … AND FESTUS CRUSHES THE REFEREE!!!

Outside, The Wildcat slips one of the title belts into the ring, then spots Book and Eli making a beeline for him, and backs off, with a stand off now between Harris and the two men he faces with Storm on Sunday. Harris begs off, keeping the two men busy, whilst in the ring, Storm makes the most of the distraction, planting Festus with a low blow, then grabs the title belt, slides outside, and looks to attack Booker and Burke from behind … BUT THEY CATCH HIM!!! Booker blocks the shot, and drills Storm with a big right, whilst Eli does the same with Harris!!!

The Wildcat tumbles over the barrier, with Burke following over, whilst Booker grabs the title belt … AND NAILS STORM!!! The former five time WCW champion pulls Storm up, and rolls him into the ring, where Festus has recovered … AND THE BIG MAN LANDS ON STORM WITH A BIG SPLASH!!! The referee slowly comes around, whilst Trevor Murdoch also recovers … 1...2...3!!!
Winners: The Mad Murdoch Twins @ 06:59

It’s a massive shock!!! The WWE Tag Team Champions LOSE for the third week straight - only this time, it’s not in singles action - it was where they supposedly flourish - the tag team scene!!!

Michael Cole: CAN YOU BELIEVE IT, TAZZ?? The WWE Tag Team Champions have LOST in their speciality!!! It seems to me, Booker T and Elijah Burke have got the usually unflappable champions in all kinds of trouble!!!

Tazz: Uhh- I … guess? I’m stunned Cole. AMW completely fell apart here, they took their eye off the ball, and they paid the price.

Michael Cole: But if that happens again on Sunday - if Booker T or Elijah Burke can do that to Harris and Storm on Sunday, we will be looking at new WWE Tag Team Champions!!

Tazz: That’s the reality Cole … and it really could happen!!!

In the ring, Storm slowly comes around, whilst Trevor is seen helping the now comatose Festus up the aisle. In the crowd, we see a distant shot of Harris making his getaway from Burke, who rejoins Booker at ringside, with Booker catching the attention of a dazed Storm, telling ‘The Cowboy’ “YO PUNK ASS BELONG TA US COME SUNDAY!!” over and over, with fear beginning to set on the face of the reigning tag team champion.

Michael Cole: AMW defend the tag team titles this Sunday, perhaps, for the final time, at Judgment Day, but still to come tonight, the man who could well end the seven month reign of Brent Albright as the United States Champion this Sunday is in action - Paul London faces Albrights good friend, Charlie Haas, tonight!!



Backstage, we see Chavo Guerrero walking through the hallway, holding a bag of ice against his forehead, selling the effects of the steel chain shot he took earlier this evening. As he walks on, we hear a lot of ‘whooping’ and laughing - girls laughing. Inquisitively, Chavo looks to see what’s going on, and as he sees the crowd he stops, shaking his head.

The camera pans around, and shows Brian Kendrick, surrounded by scantily clad, young (legal age) girls, all pandering to the Cruiserweight Champion, who seems to be loving every second. In the background, a seething Chavo spots the title belt - face down, uncared for, forgotten about by the champion, and grabs it.

He shakes his head, and pushes through the crowd of a half dozen women to get to Kendrick, and grabs his attention by shoving the belt into his chest.

Chavo Guerrero: You forgotten about that??

Looking laid back and care free, Kendrick shrugs, throwing the belt onto his shoulder.

Brian Kendrick: Why would you think that, buddy??

Chavo shakes his head at the attitude of his ‘friend’.

Chavo Guerrero: Buddy?? Look Brian, last week, I helped you out of a tough spot … I didn’t even get a thanks. Tonight, the least I might’ve expected was for you to do the same. I thought you coulda had my back like I had yours … like a friend.

Brian Kendrick: Ohhhh … y’know Chavito, I totally forgot about your match tonight. I just got all caught up with the girls an all …

Kendrick looks around at the scantily clad women, and loses his train of thought.

Brian Kendrick: Uhhh … so, yeah, I mean, we should totally catch up. How about I give ya a call tomorrow??

Random Girl: Oh, you cant tomorrow Brian. We’ve got a brunch date.

Random Girl #2: And you’ve got that hair appointment in the afternoon.

Random Girls #3: Yeah, and you said you’d come to my friends house party tomorrow night Bri.

Kendrick nods, then looks to Chavo, and shrugs.

Brian Kendrick: You know how it is, Chavvy. What can I say?? I’m a busy dude, and it’s not like they can replace me, is it?? I am ‘The’ Brian Kendrick after all.

Kendrick smiles at Chavo.

Chavo Guerrero: Y’know, I’ve fought your corner for the last month or two now. I’ve defended you, I’ve tried to give you the benefit of the doubt … but Brian … I cant deny it any longer-

Brian Kendrick: Whoa. Hold that thought a sec.

Kendrick passes the title belt off to one of the girls, and pinches her ass as she turns away with it. She squeals and laughs, as she smirks, shooing her away.

Brian Kendrick: Sorry, it was sorta heavy, y’know?? What were you saying?? Cant deny what??

Chavo Guerrero: C-

Brian Kendrick: You don’t even have to say it Chavito. I know I’m awesome, I know I’m the coolest cat around here. You don’t need to boost my ego.

Kendrick nods, putting his arm around two of the ladies swarming him, with one kissing him on the cheek.

The CW Champ then turns for the other one to give him a peck, which she does, before he turns his attention back to Chavo.

SLAP!!

Chavo slaps his supposed friend, with Kendrick holding his face, and the ladies squealing manically, tending to their pimp. Chavo though, forces them away, and grabs Kendrick by the jacket, getting his undivided attention.

Chavo Guerrero: WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!! Ever since you won that Cruiserweight title, you’ve let it go to your head. Well lemme tell ya esse, once it’s gone, all this … ALL THIS AROUND YOU?? It’ll be gone.

Guerrero lets go, and grabs the title from the girls hands, and shoves it into the chest of the champion.

Chavo Guerrero: You had better get your priorities in order by Sunday.

Chavo storms off, as Kendrick tries to compose himself, as another random girl in the crowd pipes in.

Random Girl #4: He’s right Brian. With that busy schedule tomorrow, you better not cancel our lunch date on Sunday.

Kendrick ignores the rat, and looks at the title belt, as we fade out.

Commercial Break

We return, straight to Josh Mathews, who is standing by…

Josh Mathews: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time, the WWE Champion, Randy Orton.

The camera pans to show Orton, title belt over his shoulder, with the fans showing their contempt for the champion.

Josh Mathews: Randy, last week-

Randy Orton: Stop.

Mathews does as he’s told, as Orton takes the mic from him.

Randy Orton: Josh … I asked for this time tonight … not for an interview … but so I could make a statement. Last week, a miracle occurred. Before last week, the last we saw of Rob Van Dam was in a motionless heap inside the Louisiana Superdome at WrestleMania after I kicked his skull damn near off his head.

Heat in the background.

Randy Orton: Yet despite that … eight weeks on - just eight weeks later - there he was, as good as new … Or was he?? Y’see Josh, while that man you saw in the ring last Friday night looked healthy, acted healthy, and claimed to be healthy … the reality is … it was ALL an act.

Orton turns away, and motions for someone to come forward. A professional looking middle aged, balding man enters the scene, with Orton positioning the man in front of the camera.

Randy Orton: I’d like to introduce Doctor John Clarkson. Doctor Clarkson here was Rob Van Dams physician until about two and a half weeks ago. And there is good reason as to why Doctor Clarkson will no longer have anything to do with RVD. Doctor??

The Doctor looks straight into the camera, looking rather sad.

Doctor Clarkson: For over a decade, I’ve been the family doctor for the Van Dam family. As Mister Orton just said, that relationship came to an end just over two weeks ago. And the reason for that is simple, and also saddening. At that time, Rob came to me, asking for me to clear him to compete. Now … over the years in working with Rob I’ve cleared him to compete hundreds of times, despite nagging injuries when should’ve been healing, I gave him that clearance, knowing how much wrestling meant to him. But on this occasion, the risk was far too great.

The Doctor pauses, seemingly in a tough spot.

Doctor Clarkson: This time, I couldn’t take the risk of clearing Rob for action, and as a result, Rob has decided to cut his ties with me and my practice, and instead, go ahead and sign a ‘Hold Harmless Agreement’ to compete at Judgment Day. I know this is completely unethical … me making this information public. I am running the risk of incurring all kinds of legal ramifications, but I wanted to make it clear - Rob Van Dam should be NOWHERE NEAR a wrestling ring - not just this Sunday … but, in my opinion … ever again.

Heat from the fans.

Doctor Clarkson: One blow to his head could not only just result in serious injury, it could lead to …

The Doctor cant bring himself to say it.

Doctor Clarkson: … And the likelihood of that happening, with this callous, heartless beast standing next to me in the ring with him … it’s highly likely.

Clarkson takes a look at Orton, shaking his head in disgust at the champion.

Doctor Clarkson: You, sir, have a lot to answer for. You’ve put Rob Van Dams life on hold, and for all intents and purposes … you’ve taken away his career, most probably forever on Sunday.

He then turns back to the camera.

Doctor Clarkson: Rob … please reconsider. Think about this rationally. Stop thinking about revenge, but instead, please, please, think about your beautiful wife, those young children, and your wonderful family. Please … don’t do this.

Taking one last look of disgust at Orton, the Doctor now walks out of view, as Orton steps back in.

Randy Orton: As the good Doctor said … think about your wife Rob … think about your kids … think about the rest of your family. Think about them.

Orton smirks, as the heinous champion looks into the camera with his cold, dead eyes, as we fade out.



Back to ringside…

**PAY THE PRICE**

A former United States Champion himself, Charlie Haas enters to a moderate reaction from the fans.

Michael Cole: On Sunday night, before Judgment Day goes on the air, Charlie Haas meets Super Crazy in a first round King of the Ring tournament match. Tonight though, Haas will look to do his good friend, Brent Albright an almighty favour, and soften up Paul London, who challenges the United States Champion in forty eight hours time.

Tazz: I am pumped for this one, Cole. What a night so far, heck of a line up, and we’ve still got Edge and Lesnar to come.

Michael Cole: Of course, both Lesnar and Edge will be part of that Fatal Four Way Elimination Match on Sunday night, or will it indeed wind up as a triple threat match?? Will RVD heed the advice of Doctor Clarkson moments ago, and the chilling words from Randy Orton?? Or will the headstrong Van Dam ignore the experts opinion, and compete on Sunday??

Tazz: He’s come this far, Cole. No quit in Van Dam - not now.

**STAY IN SHADOW**

To a great pop, Paul London races onto the stage, pumping the fans, looking energetic as always, two days away from Judgment Day.

Michael Cole: He has enjoyed a remarkable rise through the ranks on Smackdown over the last two years, but as he said himself, if Paul London fails to defeat Brent Albright on Sunday, all that hard work will have been for nothing. He has earned the right to challenge for the United States Championship, but can Paul London make that step, and end the seven month reign of Albright on Sunday??

Tazz: I’ve said it time and time again Cole, when that belt is up for grabs, Brent Albright ALWAYS finds another gear. Ask Lashley, ask Batista, ask Matt Hardy … every time, Albright pulls it outta the bag.

Michael Cole: But sooner or later, that luck has to run out. Will it be this Sunday at Judgment Day?? Has Paul Londons time arrived??

Tazz: Whoa. Luck?? One thing about Brent Albright - he don’t need to rely on luck. He didn’t get lucky at WrestleMania. He’s the champ because he’s smart. He’s always got a gameplan, and you can bet he’ll have another for this guy on Sunday.

Michael Cole: That remains to be seen, but Ladies and Gentlemen, we will be right back with Paul London versus Charlie Haas, on Friday Night Smackdown … join us, when we come back!!

Commercial Break

Match 4:
Paul London vs. Charlie Haas
Unfortunately, the two don’t get as long to steal the show as they did last month, but it’s a faster paced match up, with Haas initially finding it hard to keep up with London, before catching him with a brutal reversal into a German Suplex, scoring a really long two count. From that point, Haas is in the ascendancy, schooling London with his variation of holds, but doesn’t target a specific area, instead opting to apply as much pain as possible in every area.

As always, London shows off his ‘never say die’ attitude, fighting back, and has Haas in trouble, surprising him with successive roll ups, with Haas just freeing himself from the predicament, and eventually catching London with a strong knee to the gut, gaining the upper hand again. Despite Haas’ best efforts though, he cant keep London down for long, with the #1 Contender to the U.S title constantly battling back, and shocks Haas with a snap neck breaker, giving himself the opportunity to head up top … BUT MISSES THE 450 SPLASH!!!


Haas played possum, and quickly swoops in for the Haas of Pain … BUT LONDON SLIPS OUT!!! He finds his feet, and dropsaults the incoming Haas, then lines up a Tornado DDT … BUT HAAS LOOKS TO COUNTER … AND ATTEMPTS A NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX … BUT LONDON ROLLS THROUGH … AND INTO A ROLL UP … 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Paul London @ 11:11

He does it again!!! Paul London beats Charlie Haas, one on one, riding into Judgment Day on a massive wave of momentum. Haas pounds the mat as he rolls out of the ring, furious that he slipped up again against London, as we see The Golden Boy have his arm raised in the ring when …

**MEET YOUR MASTER**

{/SECOND HOUR}

Brent Albright, the United States Champion walks onto the stage, wearing an open collared shirt, jeans and trainers, with the title belt draped over his shoulder. Brent looks far from happy, or even cocky this evening, seemingly looking pretty pissed off if anything.

Brent Albright: Take a good look at him. Paul London; the uncrowned United States Champion.

Mixed response.

Brent Albright: Because that’s what he is, right?? It’s just a matter of getting Judgment Day out of the way now, isn’t it?? I mean, why even bother showing up … it’s just a formality.

Albright looks around, looking for a response from the fans.

Brent Albright: Well … here’s a crazy thought. Here-

Rather abruptly, Albright grabs the cameraman, pulling him toward the belt, shoving it into the lens of the camera.

Brent Albright: READ THE NAME!!! TELL ME THE NAME!!!

Brent puts the mic to the cameramans mouth, with the terrified worker barely getting time to say the name.

Cameraman: B-Brent Albright.

Albright shoves him away, getting back on point.

Brent Albright: Thank you. Did you all hear that?? THE NAME … ON-THIS-BELT … READS … BRRRRRRRENT … ALLLLLLLBRIGHT!!!

Heat.

Brent Albright: But over the last few weeks, it seems like that’s just a moot point, because the entire universe has already decided my times up.

Shakes his head.

Brent Albright: I’m ripping up the script … I’m not ready to let this go- not now … not ever. Don’t worry Paul, you’re not the first guy they said it would be … you’ll not be the last either. First, it was gonna be Matt Hardy winning the title back after I ‘fluked’ a win the first time. They were wrong. Nobody thought I could find a way around Lashley … but where’s he now?? They said I couldn’t see off Batista, yet I beat him- not just once … BUT TWICE!!!

Heat.

Brent Albright: And in case you people have forgotten, the second time it was in front of seventy thousand witnesses at WrestleMania.

Brent affords himself a smile for a moment, looking around at the fans, before turning his attention back to London.

Brent Albright: So … as for you little man, after I’ve brushed aside those guys time and time again … what makes you think you can do what none of them could?? What makes THESE PEOPLE believe … in you??

Albright waits, as London is given a mic.

Paul London: You’re asking me why I think I can beat you?? Didn’t those two times I’ve already done it before mean anything?? Should I not take som-

Brent Albright: Unless this right here (raises title belt) is on the line … one- two, or even ten victories over me mean NOTHING!!!

Heat.

Brent Albright: You’re just not getting it Paul. You’re just not understanding my point. When it comes to the United States Championship … when it comes to defending my pride and joy … I DON’T LOSE!!! Sure, I lose matches … I lost to you two straight times. But remind me … remind your fans here in Worcester … what happened the first time I defended the U.S Title against ya.

London smirks.

Paul London: Are you seriously proud of that win?? Are you proud of the fact that you jumped me from behind, and won the match in “record time”.

Brent Albright: I won. And that’s all that matters, kid … or at least … that’s all that should matter. But here in the WWE … they don’t look fondly on natural born winners like myself. No, it seems to me, there’s nothing the WWE management likes more … than a loveable loser … like you Paul.

Fans boo Albright.

Brent Albright: Y’see, it doesn’t matter how times you fail when it matters Paul, and it doesn’t matter who I beat, where I beat ‘em, or how long I hold onto my U.S Title … because at the end of the day, it's your face that fits. You’ll be the one with the long line of t-shirts … you’ll be the one with the three disc DVD set … and you’ll be the one getting the up close and personal sit down interviews.

The expression on Albrights face changes to a look of resentment now for his opponent at Judgment Day.

Brent Albright: Time after time I’ve defended this title. Month after month passes by, and I’m still champion … but where’s my credit?? Where’s my sit down interviews?? Where’s the Brent Albright DVD, huh?? I DON’T EVEN HAVE A GOD DAMN T-SHIRT!!! After every test I’ve passed, every challenge I’ve held off … I’m still an afterthought … and I’m sick and tired of being an afterthought.

The heat has disappeared, now replaced by a wall of silence inside the arena.

Brent Albright: For seven months … I’ve been proudly holding the United States Championship. Not once in those seven months has anyone wanted to sit down and talk about how I broke into the business … learn about my childhood … yet the ‘Golden Boy’ here, gets it all. Is it because the face fits?? Is it down to the fact he flies around like a stunt man every week?? Should I shave my beard?? Would that make me more “marketable”?? Should I start flying off the top rope every chance I get??

Pause.

Brent Albright: No. I’m not gonna conform to what the corporate machine wants. But starting at Judgment Day, Paul London, I’m gonna force the top brass to recognise me ... and Imma force them to conform to my style. Y’see, in the past I’ve settled for winning. But that’s not what gets recognition. I know that now. At Judgment Day … I’m not just settling for a victory … I’m out for blood.

The deathly silence now descends into a small ripple, with a buzz from the fans despairing at the last comment from Albright, whilst London remains silent in the ring, allowing Albright to speak.

Brent Albright: Paul London … you’re the embodiment of everything I despise. You’ve made a career here in the WWE based on glorious failure; like your fourth placed finish in the Royal Rumble, literally being touching distance from the Money in the Bank briefcase, and like when I beat you last month … but come Sunday, there will be no glory out of your failure … and I’m not giving you a chance for any excuses this time around. I’ve already cleared it with Arn Anderson … I’ve offered to enter first, so you don’t need to worry about a sneak attack. I’ve demanded Anderson takes away my championship advantage. It’s an even playing field, Paul.

London nods, liking the requests of Albright.

Brent Albright: In the past, you’ve all seen a Brent Albright that excels in simply getting the job done. But on Sunday … prepare yourselves for a new Brent Albright … a more vicious … malicious … cruel … vile … heartless Brent Albright…

The champion waits for silence again, after another ripple from the fans.

Brent Albright: … Because I wont just break your dream London…

Intense close up.

Brent Albright: I’m gonna break your arm.

**MEET YOUR MASTER**

Albright and London don’t change their glare from one another, with London rather incensed by the final comment from the champion, challenging Albright to come to the ring now. Albright though, shows no sign of going to the ring, and simply turns, walking behind the curtain, setting the scene for Sunday at Judgment Day.

Commercial Break

We return at ringside with Michael Cole and Tazz…

Michael Cole: Tazz, moments ago, we witnessed a side to Brent Albright that we’ve never seen before. Come Sunday, the United States Champion wont just settle for retaining his title, but instead, will look to break Paul Londons arm.

Tazz: The man has reached breaking point Cole. He’s been a tremendous U.S Champ - one of the best of all time if you ask me, but he’s sick and tired of seeing other guys - guys like Paul London - getting, as he said, the DVD’s, sit down interviews amongst other things, whilst he has gotten nothin of the sort, despite his remarkable run with one of the most prestigious title belts in all of wrestling.

Michael Cole: Well, no one’s denying that Brent Albright has been a terrific champion, consistently delivering when it matters, but don’t you think he’s crossed the line with his comments tonight??

Tazz: Honestly?? No. I don’t think he has. The guy is sick of not getting credit he deserves. Every time he defends that title, he’s almost always been expected to lose - yet he keeps winnin. But no one ever gives him the praise he’s deserved over the months, and now, he’s sick of being written off. And if it takes him to use that Crowbar on Paul London and break the kids arm to get a bit of attention … so be it.

Michael Cole: That just doesn’t sit well with me. But on Sunday, Brent Albright faces Paul London, with the United States Championship on the line, and it shouldn’t be missed. Of course, nothing is bigger than the WWE Championship, and one of the three men that challenge Randy Orton in that Fatal Four Way Elimination Match is standing by with our newest addition to the backstage correspondents, Kristal Marshall. The man that faces Edge in our main event tonight, Brock Lesnar…

Cut to Kristal, looking miniscule, stood next to Lesnar…

Kristal Marshall: Thanks guys. Brock, tonight you go one on one with Edge, just two days away from challenging for the WWE Championship. With that title opportunity so near now, will you really be prepared to give a hundred percent in tonight’s main event??

Brock smirks at the question.

Brock Lesnar: I guess there would be plenty of guys out there who would take the foot off the gas tonight, and with good reason … but that’s not my style. And for his sake … it better not be Edge’s either. Tonight Kristal, you’ll see Brock Lesnar - all guns blazing, just like you’ll see on Sunday, when I win my FIFTH WWE Championship.

Kristal Marshall: Well, speaking of Judgment Day, the wrestling world has been abuzz about the shocking return of Rob Van Dam to action, just two months after suffering a supposedly career ending injury at WrestleMania. And, given the comments of his former Doctor earlier, will you hesitate to physically compete against Van Dam, given his perilous condition??

Brock Lesnar: Not for a second. As heartless as that sounds, it’s true. Look, Rob Van Dam is a grown man. He knows the risks he’s taking on Sunday … hell, even if he was a hundred per cent, he’d still be taking a risk stepping into the ring with me … just like Edge, and yeah, just like Randy Orton.

Kristal Marshall: And, since you mentioned it … do you think there is a possibility that Edge might not make it to Judgment Day after the two of you clash tonight??

Again, Lesnar waits for a moment, formulating an answer.

Brock Lesnar: Kristal … I’ve had to wait a long time to get my hands on Edge - going back to this time last year on Raw … so … let’s just say the probability of a triple threat match at Judgment Day … is pretty high.

Lesnar leaves the set, as Kristal watches on.



As we now switch to Josh Mathews elsewhere in the building, standing by a monitor … with an incensed Edge.

Josh Mathews: Edge, we’ve just heard what Brock Lesnar had to say about tonight’s main event in which you and he face off, merely forty eight hours before Judg-

Edge: SHUT … UPPPP!!!

With wild eyes, Edge stares a hole through Mathews.

Edge: I’m well aware that I’m facing that shaved ape tonight, chumpstain. I’m well aware I’m in the main event at Judgment Day in forty eight hours. I- (chuckles) I just heard Brock Lesnar thinks the probability of a triple threat match at Judgment Day is pretty high?? Yeah, he’s right - because HE is the one that is gonna miss out. HE rained on my parade - it shoulda- IT SHOULDA BEEN MEEEEEE!!! No fatal four way bullcrap, just- just me, one on one- ONE … ON … ONE with Randy FREAKIN Orton.

Edge attempts to calm himself.

Edge: So tonight, I’m getting rid of the elephant in the room. I’m taking Brock Lesnar outta the equation. And as for Van Dam?? He’s a non-factor. That idiot cant even tie his own shoelaces anymore his brain is that scrambled. So the way I see it … it’s gonna be down to me and Orton on Sunday.

Tentatively, Josh probes.

Josh Mathews: If I can, may I just ask about Rob Van Dam, regarding his condition and whether that’ll affect how you approach any confrontation with the fo-

Edge: Whoa.

Edge stops Josh again, with a broad ‘are you kidding me?’ smile on his face.

Edge: This is the WWE Josh. This is the WWE Championship we’re talking about here, not some, some … poetry recital, or a spelling bee … it’s the richest prize in my profession. I don’t give a damn if Rob Van Dams head is hanging off his shoulders on Sunday … if he’s in my way, I WILL break him in half, and I wont take a second to think about it. Josh, I’ve been working- scratching- CLAWING towards this moment, and after being SCREWED … CHEATED … AND OVERLOOKED, time and time again, no one- NO ONE … is stopping me. Not Rob Van Dam, not Randy Orton, and sure as hell not Brock Lesnar.

The Rated ‘R’ Superstar breathes heavily for a second, eyes wide, looking down to the left for a second as he gathers his thoughts.

Edge: I’ve waited long enough … I’ve missed enough opportunities. Come Judgment Day I wont be waiting any longer, because this is an opportunity that WONT pass me by.

Edge storms off, as we fade out…

Commercial Break

Match 5:
Evan Bourne vs. Daivari
Instantly, the two men go for it, not holding anything back, and look to excite the fans, despite Cole and Tazz using the match more as an opportunity to shill Judgment Day, and tonights main event. It’s an exciting high flying contest, with Bourne especially impressing with his ability. Both men score near falls in a truly back and forth match, with the upper hand constantly shifting back and forth, including the rather outdated pin - counter pin - counter pin - counter pin formula coming into play.

As the match continues, both men start to pick it up to another level, and Bourne is the first to try to finish the contest, setting himself for the Air Bourne … but Daivari leaps up, and stops Bourne, climbing and meeting him on the turnbuckle, going for a superplex … BUT BOURNE SHOVES HIM OFF … AND GOES FOR AIR BOURNE … BUT GETS KNEES!!! Bourne crashes and burns, as Daivari now climbs the ropes himself … AND SCORES WITH THE MAGIC CARPET RIDE!!! He makes the cover, looking to inflict Bourne with his first loss, whilst grabbing his first win in the process … 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Daivari @ 06:58

The heel win deflates the fans, with Bourne surprisingly taking a loss this evening, with Daivari getting a win back over his rival, and making an instant impression to the wider Smackdown audience. Daivari looks over the moon as he has his arm raised, looking down at Bourne, pointing and bellowing at his foe, before leaving the ring, with a smug grin on his face, riling some fans as he exits.

Michael Cole: No disrespect to Daivari Tazz, but you’ve got to call that an upset. All the talk coming into this match was about Evan Bourne, with two wins already on Superstars - both in matches involving Daivari, but tonight, the Arab-American newcomer has gained a measure of revenge.

Tazz: This guy is not to be overlooked, Cole. I had this one down for Bourne myself, and yeah, it’s a big upset- but that was a statement. Evan Bourne just learned the hard way that it’s not all fun and games in the WWE. Huge win for Daivari.

Michael Cole: Well, still to come tonight, both Brock Lesnar and Edge have threatened to take the other out of the WWE Championship equation at Judgment Day when they meet tonight … will either man make good on their promise?? And, we are also still awaiting the arrival of Carlito, who is set to confront MVP tonight. Will Carlito show up?? We’ll find out in just a few moments.

Commercial Break


**VIDEO PACKAGE**

Clip of Bret Hart rolling up Bam Bam Bigelow to win the King of the Ring tournament in 1993.

“I‘M THE BEST THERE IS, THE BEST THERE WAS, AND THE BEST THERE EVER WILL BE”

Narrator: It has given the platform for champions to establish themselves.

Clip of Owen Hart being crowned King of the Ring in 1994, as we hear him yell over it.

“I‘M THE KING OF HARTS!!!”

Narrator: It has immortalized greats forever.

Clip of Stone Cold Steve Austin winning the 1996 King of the Ring tournament, with the sound bite over it.

“AUSTIN THREE SIXTEEN SAYS, I JUST WHIPPED YOUR ASS”

Narrator: It ushered in the birth of a new attitude.

Clip of Triple H having his hand raised in 1997.

“THE KING OF THE RING!!!”

Narrator: Stars have been born.

Clip of Kurt Angle dropping to his knees in victory in 2000.

“IT‘S TRUE, IT‘S TRUE”

Narrator: Legends have been made.

Clip of Brock Lesnar having his hand raised in 2002, as we hear Paul Heymans voice over the top.

“THE NEXT BIG THING, BRRRRROCK LLLLLESNARRRRR”

Narrator: Careers have skyrocketed.

Clips of Mister Kennedy with the crown last year, and Edge with his trophy in 2001

Narrator: The King of the Ring tournament has provided some of the most memorable moments in sports entertainment history, and on Saturday, June 23, 2007 … the King of the Ring lends itself to another staple in the illustrious history of the WWE … Saturday Nights Main Event.

Clips of current superstars, Shelton Benjamin, MVP, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Straight Edge, Brian Kendrick, Paul London, MNM, Carlito and Brent Albright.

Narrator: The year, the King of the Ring tournament climaxes on NBC, with quarter finals, semi finals and the grand final, on the most special edition of Saturday Nights Main Event in history!!!

Quick clips again of the prominent former winners.

Narrator: Which superstar will use the King of the Ring tournament to follow these legends, icons and immortals into the pantheon of greatness??


~ THE 2007 KING OF THE RING TOURNAMENT ~
!! LIVE ON SATURDAY NIGHTS MAIN EVENT ON NBC !!
JUNE 23 | THE PYRAMID, MEMPHIS TN
***



Back to ringside, as ‘I Don’t Wanna Stop’, by Ozzy Osborne plays over the PA…

Michael Cole: And as you can hear, the official theme song for Judgment Day this Sunday, ‘I Don’t Wanna Stop’ by Ozzy Osborne … and Tazz, one man that doesn’t want to stop is Brent Albright. Seven months and counting as United States Champion, and far as he’s concerned the end isn’t in sight. But, can Paul London of all people, be the man to dethrone Albright??

Tazz: Cant wait, Cole. Albright has vowed to break the arm of Paul London, whilst Paul London says he HAS to win on Sunday. Big stakes for both of these athletes on Sunday.

Michael Cole: But Brent Albright isn’t the only champion in jeopardy this Sunday. Chris Harris and James Storm have found themselves outmanoeuvred in recent weeks by their latest challengers, the experienced Booker T, and the up and coming Elijah Burke. This Sunday, the titles are on the line.

Tazz: Well, Booker and Eli have a couple of one on one victories under their belts against the champs, but they’re gonna find themselves in a whole new world come Judgment Day. AMW, just like Brent Albright, always raise their game when the gold is at stake, and the challengers are gonna find that out on Sunday.

Michael Cole: And how about it, Tazz … the fans asked for it, and they’ll get it in Miami. One more match was the request … and Hulk Hogan will deliver on Sunday. Will he provide them with one more fairytale finale to a remarkable career … or will JBL put the final nail in the coffin of Hulkamania??

Tazz: I don’t know what’ll happen Cole, but I do know that is the very intention of JBL. Does The Hulkster have enough left in the tank to see off JBL?? It’ll be a match you don’t wanna miss, I can assure you that.

Michael Cole: Ken Doane, Nick Dinsmore and Garrison Cade of the New Wave will have to deal with The Animal Batista, the veteran Finlay and Jeff Hardy in a six man tag team match. Can The New Wave prove themselves worthy to Randy Orton?? In recent months, Orton has gradually been losing his patience with his three stable mates … could this be their last chance to impress the WWE Champion??

Tazz: A week ago, it looked pretty darn good for The New Wave, Cole, but since Batista joined forces with Finlay and Jeff Hardy, the momentum has swung, and it’s swung in a big way. Huge test for the New Wave at Judgment Day.

Michael Cole: The Cruiserweight Championship is also on the line, as the champion, Brian Kendrick defends the championship against his former? Friend, Chavo Guerrero.

Tazz: Kendrick needs to get his head into the game, and he needs to do it quickly. Chavo Guerrero has his eyes on the Cruiserweight title, and if Kendrick doesn’t take it seriously, that title will be gone come Judgment Day.

Michael Cole: And perhaps, one of the biggest grudge matches in Smackdown history. MVP and Carlito. Carlito inflicted MVP’s first ever loss, and in retaliation, MVP tried to decapitate Carlito … and after failing to put Carlito out for good, he targeted Carlitos younger brother, Primo. It’s personal Tazz, and before this night is out, we’re expecting it to escalate.

Tazz: Yeah, it wouldn’t surprise me if these two don’t make it to Judgment Day. Pure hatred if you ask me. It started out as a personality clash, but it has escalated to boiling point - and like you said, it’s gonna boil over tonight.

Michael Cole: And then, it’s the main event; a fatal four way elimination match for the WWE Championship. Randy Orton defends against Brock Lesnar, Edge, and the man he punted at WrestleMania to win the title - Rob Van Dam. The target is firmly in the chest of the champion, but can Randy Orton survive on Sunday??

Tazz: Orton seems damn sure confident he can pull it off Cole. We’re not sure how long RVD can go for, and really, I’m concerned for Van Dams safety in the ring with Orton. But with Lesnar and Edge in the mix, this thing could go anyway. Edge’s desperation has been clear to see for months, but that might just get the better of him … in my opinion, the favourite for this thing could well be Lesnar. He’s just had a month long lay off, and he’s looked incredible since arriving back on Smackdown. And with RVD coming for Orton, the champ might just have too much to deal with. That’s the beauty of this kinda match Cole … ANYONE can walk out with the title.

Michael Cole: It’s a night you cannot miss. Only on Pay Per View. Smackdown presents Judgment Day … THIS SUNDAY!!!

**I‘M COMIN**

Strolling onto the stage (no big entrance tonight), MVP is decked out in bling, as well as a custom made, tailored suit, wearing sunglasses indoors, looking especially pleased with himself.

Michael Cole: I’m sorry Tazz, but MVP sickens me. After what he did last week, he should be hanging his head in shame, yet he actually looks PROUD of himself.

Tazz: Might not agree with the actions, but you cant deny the results. He wanted Carlito face to face, and tonight he’ll get him. He had to push the envelope to get what he wanted, but he’ll not care about that one bit.

Michael Cole: Ladies and Gentlemen, if you missed it last week, that man, MVP, took a camera - a huge camera - and slammed it - TEN TIMES against the knee of young Primo Colon, the younger brother of Carlito. As a measure of respect to the Colon family, we’ve decided NOT to show those scenes again - THAT’S just how sickening the attack was last week.

MVP hops onto the apron, and looks out to the fans, still smiling, as he steps inside the ring, picking up a mic left for him, as the music dies down. Initially, he doesn’t even put the mic to his mouth, allowing the fans to boo him mercilessly, with MVP simply smiling at the reaction. Eventually, MVP talks over the abuse…

M.V.P: ROLL THE TAPE!!!

***
LAST WEEK

NO DISQUALIFICATIONS:
M.V.P vs. Primo Colon
MVP continues the savage attack, simply sizing Primo up … THEN DELIVERS THE DRIVE BY KICK!!! The sheer force behind it sends Primo crashing out of the ring through the ropes, and onto the floor with a splat. Porter stands in the ring, looking around, outstretched arms, simply mouthing ‘COME AND STOP ME CARLITO’.

MVP drops out of the ring, not allowing Primo to get away, hammering the back of the kids head and neck, then sends him skidding along the announce table, throwing the younger brother of Carlito around like a rag doll. MVP then grabs a cable, and pushes past the ringside employees, wrapping the thick cable around the throat of Primo, choking the life out of the defenceless youngster. As MVP continues to choke Primo, and again yells out ‘WHEN DO YOU WANT THIS TO STOP CARLITO??? IT’S UP TO YOU!!!’

Eventually, MVP releases the choke, and lets go. Porter takes Chimmels belt off, and swings it around, looking down at Primo, who is crawling on the floor … THEN WHIPS PRIMOS BACK WITH THE BELT!!! Over, and over, and over. MVP blasts Primo with the belt, whipping him repeatedly.

Back in the ring, Porter then looks to put this savage beat down to bed, and delivers the Play of the Day, mercilessly hooking the leg, 1...2...MVP LIFTS PRIMOS SHOULDERS OFF THE MAT!!! MVP then looks around, and points to a cameraman again, calling him up, with Porter taking the camera from him. On commentary, Tazz and Cole both speculate what is coming next, as both predict we may see a repeat of April 6, where MVP shattered the knee of Carlito with the same object.

Porter stands over Primo, and looks around, with one last shout to Carlito ‘LAST CHANCE CARLITO. LAST CHANCE TO SAVE HIS CAREER.’ MVP waits for a moment, and despite the rabid calls from the fans for Carlito to show up … he is nowhere to be seen … AND MVP DRIVES THE CAMERA ONTO THE KNEE OF PRIMO!!! Slowly, MVP pulls the camera back up, high into the air … AND DRIVES IT DOWN AGAIN!!! There is UNGODLY heat in Lexington for MVP, as again, he slowly pulls the camera up, high in the air … THEN FOR THE THIRD TIME CRASHES IT ONTO THE KNEE!!! The referee has seen enough, and calls for the bell.
Winner: Via Referee Stoppage - M.V.P @ 04:26

That doesn’t stop MVP though, and after shoving the referee out of the way … PORTER DRIVES THE CAMERA ONTO THE KNEE AGAIN … AND AGAIN AT SPEED … FOR THE SIXTH, SEVENTH, EIGTH, NINTH … AND THE TENTH TIME!!!

/END VIDEO
***



Heat bellows through the arena for MVP, who simply laughs it off.

M.V.P: Y’know, I don’t feel in the slightest bit guilty about that. ALL the blame, and I mean ALL the blame … rests on one mans shoulders. It all rests on the man who is too yellow to show his face AGAIN tonight.

Boos, followed by a ‘CAR-LIT-O’ chant.

M.V.P: I wanted him to be here too … but he’s not. Last week, Carlito let his little baby bro down … and tonight, just like he will on Sunday … he’s let all of you down.

Heat.

M.V.P: But don’t worry … because after Judg-

Porter stops - and for good reason, as he looks up the aisle. The fans come alive, as they realise … CARLITO is stood on the stage. Wearing a loose shirt, we see a livid Carlito, with a fury in his eyes never seen before, as he stares down MVP in the ring, who suddenly doesn’t look so confident.

M.V.P: Uhh…

MVP looks around ringside.

M.V.P: Hey, I hope you didn’t come here for a fight. Save it for Sunday pal. I just wanted a face to face meeting. Heck, I’d fight ya here and now, but I haven’t stretched, and I’m not dressed for a fight- not in this suit.

On the aisle, Carlito simply stares down at MVP, before throwing his watch off, which doesn’t go unnoticed…

M.V.P: Whoa, think about this. Don’t do somethin you’ll regret.

Carlito is beyond caring, and starts to unbutton his shirt, AS HE WALKS DOWN THE AISLE!!!

M.V.P: STOP!!! Don’t do- SECURITY!!! GET YO ASSES OUT HERE!!!

With the fans going nuts, Carlito stops walking … AND STARTS TO RUN DOWN THE AISLE … AND INTO THE RING … BUT MVP JUST AVOIDS HIM, JUMPING OUT OF THE RING!!!

Heat descends, as Montel JUST escapes the wrath of Carlito. MVP quickly hops over the barrier, and backs into the crowd, as Carlito leans over the ropes, pointing at his rival, seething, threatening MVP in Spanish, pointing to his hated foe, as the tension simmers ahead of Judgment Day.

Michael Cole: As good ‘ol J.R might say, Tazz … MVP had a case of the limber tales tonight.

Tazz: Yeah, looks that way to me, Cole, but on Sunday, he aint gonna be able to run and hide. MVP has gotta answer for his actions.

Michael Cole: Indeed, Carlito meets MVP at Judgment Day, and Tazz, it couldn’t be any more personal.

Tazz: It started out as a personality clash, Cole … it’s become a whole helluva lot more.

Carlito remains in the ring, whilst MVP disappears from view, as we fade out…

Commercial Break

Michael Cole: Welcome back to Friday Night Smackdown, where we are now on the final road before Judgment Day this Sunday, but mom-

**HERE COMES THE PAIN**

Tazz: Brock Lesnar aint waiting another moment, Cole!! HERE COMES THE PAIN!!!

Michael Cole: Indeed, it is time for our main event!!! Two of the four men that will do battle for the WWE Championship this Sunday are about to lock horns!!!

Lesnar goes through his usual entrance, as we get a look backstage of Randy Orton, watching intently on a monitor.

Brock hops onto the apron, letting his pyro off, then steps into the ring and waits for a moment, but it’s not long until…

**METALINGUS**

The Rated R Superstar charges through the smoke to a blaze of heat from the fans in Worcester. Edge locks his eyes on the ring, where the Iron Man prowls like a tiger, chomping at the bit to get a piece of Edge.

Again, we get a shot of Orton backstage, watching on a monitor.

Michael Cole: Ladies and Gentlemen, both men have vowed to take the other out of the equation before Judgment Day … but, will either man be in any fit condition to compete on Sunday?? Find out … NEXT!!!

Commercial Break

Main Event:
Edge vs. Brock Lesnar
There’s a big match feel inside the arena, as Lesnar and Edge pace around the ring for a moment, not taking their glare off one another … then lunge in, locking up, with Edge quickly slipping free, not liking his chances of winning a power battle. Edge backs away, rubbing his beard, whilst Lesnar roars at him to come on. Edge though, isn’t drawn into a battle just yet, wisely planning to pick his spot. With that attitude, Edge frustrates Lesnar, and draws Brock out of his gameplan, with the Iron Man chasing the Rated ‘R’ Superstar down, as Edge is able to catch him with a kick to the knee, and keeps on the back foot, taking any shot he can to swipe the knee, trying to slowly chop the big man down.

Edge sticks to the plan, hitting and moving, with Lesnar chasing him down, taking successive shots to his knee, before it seems the blows have had an effect, and suddenly drops down, clutching his knee. Edge shows a wry smile, seemingly getting Lesnar where he wants him, and closes in on the Iron Man, following him into the corner where Lesnar has retreated … BUT LESNAR STORMS OUT WITH A THUNDEROUS CLOTHESLINE!!! Lesnar outsmarted Edge!!!

Brock feeds off the cheers of the fans, nodding his head having tricked Edge, and shows he was feigning the injury, now going to work on Edge in the corner, putting the boots to his opponent, stomping him down, and enjoying every second. The referee eventually steps in, pulling Lesnar away, ordering a break. As Brock backs off though … Edge rolls out to safety … AND STARTS TO WALK OUT!!! Instantly the fans boo, and a slight ‘BULLSHIT’ chant can be heard … but Lesnar isn’t prepared to let the match end like this, and exit’s the ring, chasing Edge, but as he approaches … EDGE TURNS AND NAILS LESNAR!!!

From the sheer surprise, Lesnar drops to the steel ramp, and Edge is on him instantly, having just weaselled Brock in, putting the boots to the big man, kicking him down the ramp, with Lesnar trying to fight up, but as he does, Edge slams him onto the steel, getting more and more aggressive, knowing to beat Lesnar he has to swarm all over him, not giving the Iron Man an opportunity to catch a breath. Edge slides in and out of the ring to break the count, with the official admonishing the devilish Edge, ordering him to get it back inside. Brock gets to his feet at ringside, but Edge is lying in wait, and shoves a knee into his opponents back, sending Brock - face first - into the ring post, then follows up with the Buzz Killer.

Edge stands over Lesnar, then grabs the legs of his opponent, and catapults Brock into the ring post, with the Iron Man hitting the post again!!! Brock reels away after impact, as Edge gets up, homing in, drilling the big man with a simple clothesline, putting him down once more. With Brock now seemingly worn down sufficiently, Edge looks to get him back inside the ring, and rolls him inside, following, and stomping at Brock in the corner.

The excitement dies down, with a long period now with Edge in charge, as Lesnar struggles to regain a foothold. And, during this spell, Edge smartly applies a sleeper hold, further weakening Lesnar, who has to fight to survive - and does eventually break free, but Edge quickly regains control of the match. Lesnar kicks out on multiple occasions with Edge slowly losing his cool, and as he slowly begins to unravel, he allows Lesnar to get back into the match. Brock suddenly turns the tide, catching Edge off the ropes and executing a thunderous Belly to Belly suplex!!!

Suddenly, the tables have turned, and Lesnar begins to wear out Edge, utilising his power game, but to his credit, Edge survives the sudden onslaught, showing his own grit and determination, despite being less than forty eight hours away from challenging for the richest prize in the game. Despite his fight though, Edge seems to be on the brink, with Brock now setting himself up for the finish, and looks to scoop Edge up … INTO POSITION FOR THE F5 … BUT EDGE RAKES THE EYES!!! Edge slips off the back … AND SPEARS LESNAR!!! He leaps on Lesnar, making a cover … 1...2...FOOT ON THE ROPE!!!

Cue breakdown. Edge tears at his hair, showing the world just how much this seemingly ‘meaningless’ match means to him. After tearing at his hair, Edge refocuses on the Iron Man, and watches intently as Lesnar slowly gets to his feet, visibly wincing, favouring his ribs … as Edge lines it up … SPEAR … NO!!! Brock kicks him away … SWINGS EDGE AROUND … ONTO HIS SHOULDERS … F5 CONNECTS!!! Lesnar makes the cover …



…NO REFEREE???!!!

After a very long, awkward period of NOTHING, Lesnar looks around, spotting the official spread eagled on the canvas, out cold, with Cole and Tazz wondering what happened. Suddenly, we see a replay of the F5, and it becomes clear that as Brock completed the F5, Edges leg kicked the referee, knocking him down in the process!! The Iron Man gets up to his feet, trying to wake the official, but it seems like it could be a harder task than he thought.

Roughly, Lesnar hurls the official up, and into the corner, giving him a few slaps to try and get him to come around, shaking him by the shirt. Again, he gives him a few slaps to try and bring him around, and slowly we see signs of life. Lesnar gives him another shake, pointing behind himself, explaining that he needs him to make a count, with the dazed referee nodding - but probably still unsure of what‘s going on. Brock though, seems happy enough with the referees condition, then looks to turn his attention back to Edge, but as he turns … EDGE BLASTS HIM WITH THE SPEAR!!!

Lesnar goes down, as Edge suddenly blasts back into action. Despite still looking worse for wear after the F5 moments ago, Edge knows he has no time to waste and gathers himself quickly, spotting the condition of the official who is seemingly aware of his surroundings now, and slams the mat, yelling for him to make a count, and Edge hooks BOTH legs of Lesnar, hoping to get the three, as the referee drops down, making a fairly uneven count, showing his own groggy condition … 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Edge @ 14:00

It’s undoubtedly a HUGE morale boosting win for Edge who rolls off Lesnar … and instantly, that trademark smirk etches onto his face as he looks down at an incapacitated Brock Lesnar. Edge drops back down, rolling out of the ring … and makes a beeline for the timekeepers position … grabbing a steel chair.

Michael Cole: HEY!! Tazz, what’s he doing!!!

Tazz: He’s grabbin a chair Cole, what the heck does it look like??

Michael Cole: He’s won the match already!!! What-

Suddenly, the mood has changed inside the arena, as Edge re-enters the ring - SHOVING the already dazed referee out of the way (and out of the ring) before wielding the chair, standing over Lesnar, licking his lips.

Michael Cole: No- No- Not this.

Tazz: He said Lesnar might not make it to Judgment Day - and he’s gonna do his damndest to make sure he doesn’t!!!

Michael Cole: This is uncalled for!!!

He takes a quick look around, enjoying the heat being poured on him … then leans back … BUT HAS THE CHAIR PULLED FROM HIM … Edge turns around … RKO!!!

Michael Cole: WHAT THE HELL?????

ORTON STRIKES!!! It’s a heavily mixed reaction for Orton, who sneakily hopped over the barrier moments ago. Orton soaks it up, before looking down at Lesnar who is slowly coming around. The WWE Champion slams the chair down, and begins to stalk Brock, hovering around the disorientated Iron Man … and once he reaches his feet … RKO ONTO THE CHAIR!!!

Michael Cole: DAMMIT!!! Damn you to hell Randy Orton!!!

Orton surveys the damage, with Lesnar and Edge both out cold. Randy Orton stands tall, much to the hatred of the fans, as he takes turns to look at two of his three challengers this Sunday at Judgment Day. Taking a quick look to the audience, Orton smirks … and the switch flicks.

Michael Cole: Oh no.

Tazz: Not this Cole.

Orton takes a step back … zoning in on Lesnar … as Cole and Tazz both begin to put 2+2 together … and come up with the answer … Punt Kick.

Michael Cole: SOMEONE STOP HIM!!!

Tazz: I’m with you Cole.

Orton leans into the corner, then grabs onto the ropes, almost convulsing, chomping at the bit to put ANOTHER name on the shelf with the Punt Kick … BUT OUT OF THE CORNER OF HIS EYE ORTON IS DISTRACTED … AND IMMEDIATELY BAILS FROM THE RING!!!

Michael Cole: What the-?? … Hey- HEY!!!

AS ROB VAN DAM NOW HOPS THE BARRIER!!!

Michael Cole: IT- IT’S ROB VAN DAM!!! HE’S HERE TAZZ!!!

Tazz: And he looks pretty healthy to me Cole.

Michael Cole: Too healthy for Randy Orton it seems!!! Orton just ran from the ring as soon as he spotted RVD!!!

Orton though, wants no part of Van Dam, and backs up the aisle, with an ‘R-V-D’ chant echoing through the arena, as Van Dam stands tall in the ring, glaring up the aisle at Orton, before turning away, and signalling for a mic. Tony Chimmel hands the mic off, as RVD looks around the arena, getting a massive response from the rowdy fans who have come unglued.

Rob Van Dam: RANDY ORTON!!!

The fans continue to cheer, as the shell-shocked Orton stumbles backward up the aisle.

Rob Van Dam: Read my lips … I’m a hundred per cent-

The fans cheers cut RVD off.

Rob Van Dam: I’m gonna be in Miami this Sunday-

Pop from the fans cuts RVD off again, with RVD having to shout over the cheers.

Rob Van Dam: ... I’M COMING FOR REVENGE … AND I’M COMING FOR MY W-W-E TITLE!!!

“R-V-D, R-V-D, R-V-D” chants fill the arena.

Rob Van Dam: WHICH MEANS … WHICH MEANS, YOUR ASS IS GRASS … AND I’M GONNA SMOKE IT!!!

**ONE OF A KIND**

Huge pop from the fans, as Orton falls down on the aisle, clutching desperately to the WWE Championship, looking IN FEAR as Rob Van Dam leads the fans into an ‘R-V-D’ thumb salute, as we end the show in pandemonium, with Edge and Lesnar out cold in the ring, as Orton looking in absolute fear on the aisle, whilst the supposedly ‘less than 100%’ Van Dam is standing tall … as we go off the air …

END OF SHOW


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FINAL Card for WWE Judgment Day:


Date: 20th May 2007
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Event Music: Ozzy Osbourne; I Don’t Wanna Stop

WWE Championship;
Fatal Four Way Elimination Match:
Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Edge vs. Brock Lesnar

WWE United States Championship Match:
Brent Albright vs. Paul London

WWE Tag Team Championships Match:
Americas Most Wanted vs. Booker T & Elijah Burke

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Brian Kendrick vs. Chavo Guerrero

ONE - MORE - MATCH:
John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield vs. Hulk Hogan

Grudge Match:
M.V.P vs. Carlito

6 Man Tag Team Match:
The New Wave vs. Batista, Finlay & Jeff Hardy

!! NO PREDICTIONS YET PLEASE !!

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I just wanna' mention I know you said JD probably won't be done for awhile, but the same was said about SD, and three days later, here it is. Basically, can you hold off on posting JD for at least a week, because I'm gonna' be away, and I need to post my predictions and shizz.

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Hey, Rob Van Dam returned last week. I can’t wait to see what he does tonight, so frickin’ hyped for this.

One of the matches I was looking forward to in Finlay and Cade to open the show? Hell yeah, sounds pretty damn good, and it’s high stakes with King of the Ring, and hype for the pay per view six man tag team match coming up. I was quite pleased to see Finlay pick up the victory, showing his love for fighting and all that good stuff. The attack afterwards was pretty basic, with the faces making the rescue, and all of a sudden, we’ve had some good hype for the six man tag. On a side note, I’m not really happy with the way the six man tag match has been booked, I really feel there has been a lack of build up, and it’s just a throw away match. The New Wave are kind of a big deal, or at least I think they should be, so I just really felt this could have been done a little better overall, but back on topic, this was a good way to start the show.

Judgment Day video package is all good, it’s probably the first time I’ve commented on it. Also, I’m guessing JD will be in recap.

Usually if I looked at a thread and saw one of the Greasers defeating Chavo Guerrero I’d be pretty annoyed, but regarding the circumstances, this match couldn’t have went down any better. Chavo keeps face, fighting his ass off, Deuce and Domino get a win, and Kendrick continues to look like an ass, by not helping out Chavo, continuing his rather epic slow heel turn.

I’m not really going to comment much on Double A and the Hogan video package, as I think my comments on the SD preview, and even your lack of enthusiasm to write the video shows just what I think of this. It just seems like a cheap WWE way of doing things, and even with the epic promo work from JBL so far, I really feel you could’ve whipped up something better than a lame video package.

Okay, so you did whip up something better in the likes of this JBL promo. I loved the insults at the fans at the beginning, plus the seriousness in which he ended this. Despite the short length, which was explained well, this segment was really good. I really loved the, as you put it, or Cole did, chilling twinge to it, was nice. It really added to a feud that has been hyped pretty well, but with that being said, I still don’t forgive you for the video package.

I totally expected AMW to dominate The Mad Murdoch Twins, and whilst I like Booker and Burke distracting AMW for build for JD, I still think AMW should have been able to pick up the win somehow. I guess you’re trying to make AMW look really vulnerable which means they will probably retain, but losing to a team with as little credibility as The Mad Murdoch Twins doesn’t help the angle at all.

Much like anything to do with Kendrick as of late, I really enjoyed this segment. You’ve turned him into a guy who can’t get enough of himself so well, and with the mention of ‘The’ Brian Kendrick, I’d mark out if his entrance at JD involved wearing a ridiculous looking jacket. Anyway, whilst Kendrick continued to look awesome, I think the intensity you gave Chavo was needed to, it actually makes it seem as if Chavo’s a big part of proceedings, and that he may have a chance at the PPV, when really, this is simply all about the evolution of Kendrick’s character. Smart segment, anyway.

I thought it was clever how you had Orton go to Van Dam’s old doctor. It was a little unexpected, but a great way to sell RVD’s injuries, and to further my thoughts, that after this Sunday, he’ll be out for a long while. The only thing I could say is that I would have liked a little more out of Orton himself.

Honestly, I’m really glad that you got this show up as soon as you did, and I don’t want to seem ungrateful, but I would have really liked to see a little more detail in the Haas/London match. With that being said, it sounded like it was a pretty good contest, and a good win to have London looking like a million bucks heading into the US Title match.

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been a little disappointed with the lack of promos throughout this show, but judging by this Albright promo, when they finally come, you sure know how to deliver. He brought up some good points, especially when talking about the US Title, and how he never loses when it is on the line. I was glad London didn’t talk much, as you didn’t seem to have much for him, and Albright was sounding fine. He became very bitter and twisted as the promo went on, which I liked as well, although perhaps he should have just became bitter, because I feel as if JBL and Albright both becoming “chilling” overnight is a bit too much. I really liked the “break your arm” go home line to, and on a personal note, I’m kind of hoping it actually happens.

Brock Lesnar is always good to keep short and sweet, so I’m glad you did that here. I enjoyed the response to each of the questions, keeping Lesnar looking badass.

Much like Lesnar’s promo, Edge’s was a nice way to reply to everything that Lesnar just said. Once again, it was pretty in character, and has me excited for tonight’s main event.

I didn’t really care much for this match, although I was pleased that Bourne lost, because simply put, I don’t like him.

I can’t wait until the KOTR really heats up...

Nice block of commentary for final JD shill job... I don’t really know why but I always enjoy reading these.

I understand storyline wise that MVP being scared, and Carlito looking like an angry beast is the correct way to go, although after all the hype regarding this confrontation, I really was hoping it was something... well, a little more. A bit more length to it would have been nice, with Porter’s awesome cocky attitude and all, so yeah, despite it doing its job, I was a little disappointed with this.

Lesnar/Edge probably didn’t live up to what I wanted, just due to me expecting a more action packed match, but with that being said, I liked the psychology the match had, especially in the beginning with Lesnar thinking he outsmarted Edge, but then Edge outsmarting Lesnar on the ramp. The match really heated up to more of what I wanted towards the end, so that was pretty nice to. The aftermath with Orton getting involved, but then bailing from RVD was pretty sick, creating an awesome final bit of hype. A slightly more intense RVD here, which I liked due to the situation, so seriously man, a good end to the show.

Regarding PPV hype, this show was probably the perfect go home show, with everything getting a sufficient amount of hype. I felt the match was maybe a little to match heavy, and could have been helped out with that one extra promo somewhere, but besides that, it was a pretty good show, without being anything outstanding. One thing I want to add, is that your tag division still needs a huge amount of work, so hopefully that begins to improve over the coming months.
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Nice start with hype for tonight as a card worthy of the go home show from the commentators. I have to say that I’m in agreement.

Starting off with a match? I find that a little surprising, considering I thought we should have had either RVD or Orton come out and speak after RVD’s big return last week – either RVD to tell Orton he wasn’t afraid of him, or Orton telling him he’s going to punt him again this Sunday. As the big closing angle from last week, I just felt like that needed to be followed up on to begin this week.

Good to see the King of the Ring getting some coverage on SmackDown! and not just being featured on Superstars. The result of this certainly surprised me, as The New Wave have looked pretty poor since their arrival on SmackDown!, and I expected the King of the Ring to start to get them somewhere, but apparently not. Hopefully they make some sort of an impact down, because their association with Orton at the moment seems to be dragging him down, rather than them up. I wouldn’t really want to see them break up, as I feel that’s a bit of a waste for Doane, Dinsmore and Cade (especially Cade actually, who has looked to be on the edge of something big at times in this BTB), but they need something to make them look good. On the upside, Finlay’s a good worker for sure, so him going through isn’t a real problem. The New Wave trying to beat down Finlay after the match, only for Hardy and Batista to make the save gives us a bit of hype for the match at Judgment Day, which is a positive.

Looking forward to Judgment Day, so hopefully it doesn’t take too long. No pressure though.

I’m glad to see Deuce at least getting a win in singles action, as while he sucks, your tag division needs them to at least be competitive with the rest of the roster. Not so sure about Chavo losing so close to a title match, but the way you went about this continues to show the arrogance and self-centred nature of Kendrick, which I’ve really been liking.

A real video package hyping up Hogan? A bit disappointing, but it makes sense, I guess. JBL interrupting on the tron? Now we’re talking. Only a small promo, but I really liked how you had JBL give up on the fans, which was clever considering the Arn stuff. The final, emphatic message from JBL was good too, sending a clear message to Hogan before Judgment Day.

Certainly surprised with this result. While Burke and Booker have been able to beat AMW in singles action, I thought this would be more a statement type of match from AMW before Judgment Day. Burke and Booker costing AMW their win is a fine bit of final hype before Judgment Day, even if AMW having to face The Mad Murdoch Twins again shows a bit of a lack of depth in the division.

Ah, the continuation of one of my favourite storylines right here. The transformation of Kendrick has been great so far, and this was entertaining again. I will say that I’m not such a fan of him almost casting the cruiserweight gold aside, rather I think he should be treasuring it, and talking up how great he is because he’s champ. Still, the line that the belt was getting a bit heavy was gold, as was all the stuff that Kendrick had lined up for the next day. Chavo finally slapping some sense into Kendrick had to come, so this looks like the end of their friendship. Hopefully Kendrick completes the transformation into The Brian Kendrick at Judgment Day, because he’s just about there right now.

The promo from Orton to begin with here was good. Well paced in classic Orton fashion, with the calm, yet almost aggressive tone seeming right, especially calling it all an act at the end of his part. Not so sure about the whole doctor thing. I know that it really rams home what this Van Dam comeback is all about, but having Van Dam’s doctor, a guy who, from this promo we can tell, still cares about Van Dam, agreeing to come in and speak with Randy Orton just seems like it’s wrong. I just can’t see him agreeing to that. I know he spoke of Orton in disgust, however, having him agree, and almost back up Orton’s point, just doesn’t seem right at all. As I said, it works for storyline purposes, however, I just can’t see the guy agreeing with this.

Seemed like a nice matchup between London and Haas, giving it enough time to be good and keep London’s momentum rolling towards Judgment Day. I really wish we would have got to see more action between the two in the writeup, but I understand that you wanted to get this out and are getting back into things again.

An Albright promo? Now this is where things should be at: if there’s a promo, it should be from Albright, while London should always be doing his talking in the ring. Happy to see Albright playing on that everyone thinks London will win at Judgment Day (which he will ), showing some real aggression and bringing up all of his previous victories. I think I’ve seen you say before that he’s the luckiest champion you’ve ever had because you were going to take the belt off him a few times, and using this in your promo with all of these ‘upsets’ was really good. London only speaking by refuting Albright’s points is good, because he’s got no real character, and Albright’s tirade that London’s wins meant nothing because he wins when the title is on the line was great, as was the line that he’s a natural winner, while London is a loveable loser. The stuff about how London has being the featured star, while bringing up his own reign again was well done from Albright, leading into the bit that I loved about Albright forcing the WWE to conform to his style from Judgment Day onwards. The message at the end from Albright was killer too about how he’s out to prove himself, showing the new him, with the closing line especially being a great way to finish the promo. Interesting that you’ve come out with this side from Albright now, as it throws a spanner into the works of the idea that London has to win, because now this match also seems to mean a lot to Albright. With that in mind, this promo has done a great job, because you’ve added a lot of intrigue into the match at Judgment Day, which before appeared to be a forgone conclusion. Now we’ve got a hell of a match, with a result that means heaps to both men. Good stuff.

Lesnar promo was fine. He’s not exactly full of character, and while he’s aggressive, he just doesn’t have that badass feel to him as a face, at least not here.

Edge’s reply was quite the opposite actually. The intensity was well and truly there, and I love that you’re going with the “I got screwed” type Edge that we saw irl after his heel turn in 2004, because I think he plays the part really well. The refute that Lesnar should be the one fearing his spot in the four way and that RVD is no threat was all good, as was the final statement that Edge would be grabbing his chance, even if I’m near certain that he won’t be. Much better promo here as Edge continues to get better and better on SmackDown! from you.

Really surprised you had Bourne lose, because all of the hype has been around him. While I don’t think Daivari is bad, and I actually think he gives some depth to the division, having Bourne start off on SmackDown! like this is a bit of a disappointment. I understand you may be trying to give him something to do for awhile and allow Daivari to look good too, but I would have thought he should have looked good for his first few weeks on SmackDown!, then maybe suffered a loss to Daivari.

Nice little King of the Ring shill, followed by a good Judgment Day shill. Got to love a good shilling.

I liked the buildup of how disgusting the actions of MVP have been, while having the commentators say they’re not going to show the tape because of how distressing the scenes are, only for MVP to do it himself was a really nice way of showing how remorseless and sadistic MVP is. MVP talking trash about Carlito, only for ‘Lito to appear and MVP to then bail was well done, bringing us to what will hopefully be an all out brawl on Judgment Day. Nice way to drive him the angle before the big match.

I was really surprised this main event got as good a chance as it did, but I liked that you gave us a good main event to go to Judgment Day with. The screwy finish keeps the window to a rematch open, while Edge and Lesnar both have strong showings headed into Judgment Day.

The aftermath was well built up, with the inevitable appearance of RVD to save Lesnar from the wrath of Orton that Van Dam had previously felt. I still feel like following the way last week’s show ended, we simply needed a confrontation between these two to start the show, but Van Dam giving the big statement to end the show was a good way to cap the build to Judgment Day off.


Another good show here, Wolfy. While I still think a Van Dam/Orton confrontation had to start the show, this show did exactly as it had to do – it got us excited for Judgment Day, built intrigue into all of the angles, and made many of the results not seem as clearcut as before, making Judgment Day a whole lot more interesting. I’m really looking forward to the show now, and while I don’t want you to feel rushed, I would be very happy to see it up soon, because this was an excellent way to sell the show and make me look forward to it. Great stuff.
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