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Let’s Talk Wrestling : WWF Judgement Day 2000 (Review)

WWF

Judgement Day

Louisville, KY

May 21st, 2000

 

 

Six Man Tag Team Match
Rikishi & Too Cool (Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty) vs. Christian, Edge & Kurt Angle

Fun opening match. Crowd was crazy hot into it. Everyone had their moments in with Too Cool clearly being the leaders of the match. Ending was off with either Teddy Hart counting too fast or Angle being a bit late to jump in though. Still a good match to kick the PPV off. 

3 / 5

WWF European Title Triple Threat Match
Eddie Guerrero (w/Chyna) (c) vs. Perry Saturn vs. Dean Malenko

A fun fast triple threat match. Dean and Perry teamed up on Eddie a lot. Crowd wasn’t behind it much, Eddie was still fresh here and Dean and Perry didn’t have any personality. It was a solid match though with these three barely showing what they were actually capable of. 

3 / 5

No Holds Barred Falls Count Anywhere Match
Shane McMahon vs. The Big Show

Mediocre brawl match. Shane took crazy bumps as usual to make Show look good. The cheating angle worked but the final pay off was just mediocre looking. 

2.5 / 5

WWF Intercontinental Title Submission Match
Chris Benoit (c) vs. Chris Jericho

Submission matches aren’t the easiest thing to pull off but they did it well here. Benoit working the arm of Jericho was nicely done and the two had some good in ring psychology going on. Even little things like adding Jericho using the brace worked well and kept the crowd going throughout this. 

3.5 / 5

Tables Tag Team Match
The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley) vs. D-Generation X (The Road Dogg & X-Pac) (w/Tori)

A very mediocre tables match. Started off as a normal tag with tag ins but once the tables came into the ring it morphed into a tornado tag. Not really a great tables match by any standard and the ref bump to kick it off was sort of lame but set up a rematch. Generic match for sure but could have been worse. 

2.5 / 5

WWF World Heavyweight Title Iron Man Match (Special Referee: Shawn Michaels)
The Rock (c) vs. Triple H

A 60 minute iron man match may be one of wrestlings hardest things to do. Aside from the physical toll keeping a crowd fully engaged for 60 minutes in a match is a task. This was the prime example of one fantastic way though. With 11 falls between the two and mixing the falls in a way of pins, submissions, count outs and DQs it kept the match feeling fresh. The pace stayed steady with a mix of fast action and the slower parts maintaining a good speed to never bring the match to a slow stop. While the run in was done great the finish itself was sloppy and a slight mistake sadly. It should be praised the in ring psychology they used though with HHH getting himself DQ’d to injure The Rock more but in the long run gain more pins for himself.

4.5 / 5

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