WWE Judgment Day 2006 review.
- Tag Team Champions Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro vs. Paul London & Brian Kendrick.
Much like the Judgment Day event like the year before this, M&M also open this one up. Very much preferred this one over the previous one. A well-worked tag team match-up to kick off the show! ★★★1/2
- Chris Benoit vs. Finlay.
Screw the two Sheamus vs. Tensai matches from a few months ago, this is how a legitimate brawling match-up is done! The former is the greatest ring-worker of all-time, and I've always thought the latter was a great wrestler in his own rights. Glad this match got over 20 minutes and wow, what a match it was! ★★★★
- Jillian Hall vs. Melina.
Skipped this one.
- Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms vs. Super Crazy.
Too short for a cruiserweight bout, very limited high-flying. Overall it left me highly disappointed. Should've been given more time, then it'd be fun. ★
- Kurt Angle vs. Mark Henry.
And here we are, the match of the olympics. Couldn't stand their first PPV encounter earlier that year at the Royal Rumble, which I still can't get over the fact that it main-evented over the actual Royal Rumble match itself. Having that said, I was hoping for a bit of a redemption after their awful match. Turned out to be pretty solid after all. Also liked the aftermath which saw Angle beating Henry with the steel chair plenty of times, giving him the Angle Slam on the announce table, then putting him through it. ★★1/2
- Booker T vs. Bobby Lashley - 2006 King of the Ring Finals.
Sweet match with both bringing the best out of each other. On a related note, I liked the King of the Ring archive highlights they were showing throughout the show. ★★3/4
- Undertaker vs. The Great Khali.
Expected this to be the worst match of the night when it was first announced due to the latter, arguably the worst wrestler of all-time, participating in it. But this match turned out to be a bit better than I'd originally thought it would be. An above-average giant vs. giant battle. ★★
- World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio vs. JBL.
Extremely heated contest, totally captivating, good story-telling, etc. JBL was vicious with the harsh beatings, busting him open with blood flowing out of the mask, and trash-talking to the wife. Mysterio eventually overcame his offense by delivering the 619 followed by an Eddie Guerrero style Five-Star Frog Splash, to get the pinfall win. Quite possibly my favorite underdog 'overcoming the odds' victory. Overall, a fantastic SmackDown main-event match with a nice unpredictability factor. ★★★★
Overall, WWE Judgment Day 2006 gets an 8/10.