Judge Franck Tabouring wrestled his way through Judgment Day and is glad the world has not come to an end quite yet.
Judgment Day is upon us!
Just a few weeks after competing at Backlash, wrestling's toughest athletes return to action to defend their titles and fight for their honor at WWE: Judgment Day 2008.
Facts of the Case
For this WWE pay-per-view, the stars from Raw, Smackdown and ECW head to Omaha, Nevada, where they compete in seven challenging matches. Here's a brief look at what this event has to offer: Shawn Michaels takes on Chris Jericho, John Cena fights JBL, and Mickie James tries to defend her women's championship title against Beth Phoenix and Melina. Additionally, MVP challenges Jeff Hardy, Undertaker and Edge fight for the world heavyweight championship, and Triple H puts his WWE championship title on the line against Randy Orton in a steel cage match.
Clocking in at 170 minutes, here's the complete lineup of this WWE PPV:
• John Cena vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield
• The Miz and John Morrison vs. Kane and CM Punk in a Tag Team
• Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho
• Mickie James vs. Beth Phoenix vs. Melina in a Triple Threat
Match for the Women's Championship
• Undertaker vs. Edge in a World Heavyweight Championship
• Triple H vs. Randy Orton in a Steel Cage Match for the WWE
There's not that much to say about the technical aspects of the DVD. The voice-over commentaries and the cheering of the fans are well balanced, and the image is clean and sharp throughout.
Unfortunately, the special features on this disc are a major disappointment. Besides a lame 30-second backstage interview with Jeff Hardy, the bonus material includes a two-minute clip from a previous Smackdown episode. It's the exact same footage they already use in a recap during the actual PPV, so there's absolutely no need to check it out.
Overall, Judgment Day 2008 is a solid pay-per-view. Except for the opening match, most fights are entertaining and fast-paced enough to keep WWE fans excited throughout. On the other hand, it's about time they put the feud between Edge and the Undertaker to rest, although I have a strong feeling that's not going to happen anytime soon. And by the way, did you notice the official card for the event features only six matches instead of the usual seven? Watch out for a little surprise in the second half of the show.
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