Judgment Day 2007 News Archive

Is it over for HBK?

ST. LOUIS -- For any WWE Superstar, suffering two concussions in a short span of time is a dangerous scenario. But for someone with a history of concussions like Shawn Michaels, it may end up being career-threatening. HBK has a history of concussions going back to 1995, when he was assaulted and forced to relinquish the Intercontinental Title. Since then, HBK has been no stranger to brain trauma, even nearly losing a chance at achieving his boyhood dream of winning the WWE Title thanks to a concussion.

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Career-ending concussion?

ST. LOUIS -- Last night, Shawn Michaels suffered a severe concussion at the hands of Randy Orton during their match at Judgment Day. WWE's Dr. Ferdinand Rios told WWE.com that HBK has been sent home for further evaluation after suffering what is his second concussion in three weeks.

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WWE Champion John Cena def. The Great Khali

ST. LOUIS - Almost no one thought he could do it, but somehow, John Cena overcame the odds in the main event at Judgment Day. In a scenario reminiscent of the biblical battle of David vs. Goliath, Cena made The Great Khali tap out for the first time ever; as a result, The Champ is still here.

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Bobby Lashley def. ECW World Champion Mr. McMahon, Shane McMahon & Umaga (3-on-1 Handicap Match)

Bobby Lashley pumped his fists in the air and soaked in our fans' cheers. A wave of relief and ecstasy swept over his face as he smiled for the first time in weeks. In less than three minutes, he had pinned Shane McMahon with a thunderous Dominator in the 3-on-1 Handicap Match against Shane O'Mac, Umaga and ECW World Champion Mr. McMahon and he -- and the rest of our fans in the Scottrade Center -- believed he had regained the ECW World Title.

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CM Punk def. Elijah Burke

ST. LOUIS -- CM Punk proved he is a man who can survive on his own when he hit the leader of the New Breed with a knee to the stomach and covered him for the three-count.

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MVP def. United States Champion Chris Benoit (2-out-of-3 Falls Match; new champion)

ST. LOUIS -- After months of contending, SmackDown's "Franchise Playa" is no longer pretending. At Judgment Day Sunday night, MVP got the monkey—or in this case, the Rabid Wolverine—off his back, pinning Chris Benoit twice consecutively to win the United States Championship.

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Randy Orton def. Shawn Michaels

ST. LOUIS - A wounded and concussed Shawn Michaels gave it his best effort at Judgment Day before collapsing in the ring. Due to the collapse, referee Marty Elias was forced to stop the match and award the victory to Randy Orton.

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World Heavyweight Champion Edge def. Batista

ST. LOUIS -- Ever the opportunist, Edge took advantage of Batista's injured leg, rolling up the wounded Animal to retain his World Heavyweight Championship at Judgment Day.

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Ric Flair def. Carlito

ST. LOUIS -- When confrontations erupt between mentors and their former students, emotions tend to run high. That was definitely the case at Judgment Day, when the legendary Ric Flair faced his former protégé Carlito.

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World Tag Team Champions The Hardys def. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch

After a Side Effect from Matt Hardy, Lance Cade was left stunned on the canvas Sunday night, staring at the blinding arena lights as Jeff Hardy crashed down upon him with a Swanton Bomb. As the referee slapped the sweat-covered mat for the 1-2-3, Cade had to be wondering what happened to his partner Trevor Murdoch, who was laying on the ringside matting, unable to stop the ref's count.

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