WWE Judgment Day 2002

May 19, 2002 – Nashville, Tennessee (Gaylord Entertainment Center)
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Announcers: Jim Ross & The King (RAW Portion + Main Event)
Announcers: Michael Cole & Tazz (Smackdown! Portion)

SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT – WWF EUROPEAN TITLE MATCH
William Regal defeated D-Lo Brown:

WWE INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH
Eddie Guerrero defeated Rob Van Dam to retain the WWE Intercontinental title: With RVD prone on the mat, Eddie went up top, but spent too much time posing. When he went for the frog splash, Van Dam moved out of the way! Van Dam went up for the Five-Star — but Guerrero moved out of the way as well! Both men stared each other down and RVD hit a cross-body for two. RVD went for a backslide, but Guerrero kicked out at two. Guerrero then hit a backslide, and with his feet on the ropes got the pin on RVD to retain his champsionship!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Vince McMahon & D-Von & Batista & Stacy Keibler: Mr. McMahon spoke to D-Von, Deacon Batista, and Stacy. D-Von said it was time for prayer. As they prayed for a victory for Stacy, Vince kept checking out his personal assistant! Vince asked D-Von if Bubba might be in Trish Stratus’ corner. D-Von said he had spoken to Bubba, and that if Bubba showed up, there would be hell to pay. Vince said he had someone important to talk to, but would be watching Stacy’s match.

WWE WOMENS TITLE MATCH
Trish Stratus w/Bubba Dudley defeated Stacy Keibler w/DVon & Batista to retain the WWE Women’s title: Trish assaulted Stacy with a Boston Crab and a neckbreaker. Stacy threw a tantrum on the outside, and Bubba simply laughed at her. But Stacy hit Bubba, enraging the former Hardcore Champion. As the referee separated them, Batista got into the ring and slammed Trish! Stacy then went for the cover, but it was only good for two. Stacy went to work on Trish, choking her and pulling her hair. Batista went to interfere again, but Trish fought him off. Trish bulldogged Stacy for the pinfall win! D-Von chased Trish from the ring as Trish celebrated her victory.

IN THE RING
The Dudley Boyz: Bubba Ray and D-Von stared each other down, but then the two shook hands, and Batista went to cheap-shot Bubba. Bubba caught him and knocked him out of the ring. D-Von then cheap-shotted his own brother!! Batista went to attack Bubba, but D-Von called him off and helped Bubba up. Then D-Von gave Bubba another cheap-shot!! D-Von told Batista to get the table!!! Batista and D-Von set up the table. Bubba fought the men off. Bubba yelled at D-Von until Batista hit Bubba with the steel collection box. The holy men then drilled Bubba through the table!

BACKSTAGE
Arn Anderson & Ric Flair + Vince McMahon: Vince McMahon approached Ric Flair and smiled as he looked at Flair, and then they shook hands. Flair said Vince was right all along — Austin was a no-good son of a bitch. Flair said Austin had tried to be disruptive to him, but tonight, unlike Vince, he would take Austin down. Flair said he would have Austin under control. Flair then hugged Vince, as Vince looked perplexed.

TAG TEAM MATCH
Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman defeated The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff Hardy): Heyman screamed instructions from the corner and let Lesnar do all the work. Lesnar tossed the Hardyz around like rag dolls. Jeff downed the monster with a corkscrew moonsault and spinebuster. The Hardyz hit Poetry in Motion on Lesnar and knocked him to the outside. The Hardyz then focused their attention on Heyman. Jeff chased him into the ring. Matt caught him and tossed off his hat, revealing the skullet! The brothers brutalized Paul until Brock caught Matt coming off the top rope. Brock tripped over Paul and nearly scored the pin! Jeff soon knocked Matt from the apron by accident. Jeff got caught in the huge side slam from Brock. Paul Heyman screamed for the pin. Paul then pinned Jeff to pick up the victory for his team. Heyman screamed “Me! Me!” as he and Brock celebrated the win.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Mark Loyd & Booker T: Booker T was wearing an nWo shirt! Loyd asked Booker’s feelings about being selected by the nWo. Booker said he was down with that. As he spoke, he saw a beautiful woman standing nearby. He went over to hit on her, asking if she wanted an autograph. She said she had a special place she wanted signed, and whispered it to Booker. She gave Booker her hotel key, and the Bookerman was ecstatic!

HANDICAP MATCH
Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Ric Flair & The Big Show: Stone Cold locked Big Show in the figure four, but Flair saved Show – then Austin locked Flair in the hold instead! Austin got the better of the owner. Flair screamed he was going to leave the ringside area. Referee Charles Robinson convinced him to come back as Austin grabbed a couple of beers. The RAW owner gained the upper hand by sticking his thumb in Austin’s eye. Flair then chopped away at the Rattlesnake. Austin regained control and chopped back away at Flair. Flair tagged in his 500-pound partner, who used his power to his advantage, but Stone Cold would not stay down. Big Show downed Austin with a huge boot, and then tagged in Flair again. Flair assaulted Austin with a low blow, but Austin battled back. Austin caught Flair up top and tossed him to the mat. Austin then stomped a mudhole in Flair!! Flair & Big Show fought back and worked over Austin’s leg. A while later, Flair tagged back in and set Austin up for the figure four. But Austin rolled him in an inside cradle for two. Austin tried fighting back, but the attack on the Rattlesnake’s leg continued. Flair then snared Austin in the figure-four leglock! Stone Cold screamed in pain!!!! Austin tried to turn it over, and finally reversed it!! The Big Show came in to break up the hold. Austin downed Flair with a spinebuster. Austin then locked Flair in a figure-four of his own until Big Show again came in to break things up. Flair tagged in Show, and Austin hit a second-rope Lou Thesz Press! Austin then hit the move on Flair and a spinebuster, but Show broke up the pinfall. Show then grabbed Austin by the neck, but Austin hit a Stunner. X-Pac ran to ringside. Austin went for another Stunner as X-Pac went for a kick. X-Pac hit Show by accident! Austin then stunned X-Pac and stunned Flair, pinning the RAW owner for the win!

RINGSIDE SEGMENT: Michael Cole & Tazz took over Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler as announcers..

HAIR VS HAIR MATCH
Edge defeated Kurt Angle: Late in the match, Edge climbed to the top rope but Angle caught him, throwing him all the way across the ring! A little later, Angle downed Edge, but there was no referee to count. Angle went to the outside and grabbed a chair. Angle went to nail Edge, but Edge speared him — but there was still no referee! Edge went to revive the referee and then set Angle up for another spear, but Angle kicked him! Kurt went for the Angle-slam, but Edge caught him with another spear! After an offensive series, Angle hit Edge with a spear of his own! Kurt then nailed another Angle-slam, but shockingly, Edge kicked out at two! Angle threw a tantrum and then got Edge in the Ankle-lock, but Edge hit an enziguiri. Angle locked on the Ankle-lock again, but Edge reversed it! Then Edge stunned Angle with a roll-up for the win! After the match, Angle attacked Edge, but Edge nailed him with the Edge-ecution. He then took Angle to the barber platform to get his head shaved, but Angle kicked Edge away and ran from the platform.

ON LOCATION (LOCAL HOTEL)
Booker T: At a local hotel, Booker T was getting ready to meet his woman. She was wearing lingerie for the Bookerman! They got under the covers together, and she asked Booker to make it more romantic. He turned the lights out, and started kissing her. Suddenly, Goldust’s voice rang out, and he was in bed with them! Goldust said he wanted Booker to leave the nWo and rejoin him! Goldust said he had planned the scheme to get Booker’s attention! As Booker ran away, Goldust revealed that he was wearing ligerie of his own!

HELL IN A CELL MATCH
Triple H defeated Chris Jericho: Referees locked the men inside the Cell as the match began. The men stared each other down, trying to gain the psychological advantage. Jericho went for an elbow in the corner, but Triple H moved! Y2J hit the post shoulder-first and flew to the outside. There, Triple H tossed him into the Cell repeatedly. Triple H continued his assault, suplexing Jericho and scoring a two-count. Jericho threw Triple H into the corner, and The Game flew to the outside. It was now Y2J’s turn to use the cage to his advantage. But Triple H reversed, throwing Jericho into the ring steps. Triple H tried to piledrive Jericho onto the ring steps.. Y2J fought out of it and slingshotted Triple H right into the Cell! Jericho’s arm began bleeding profusely… Jericho found a ladder from under the ring and drove it into The Game’s face. Jericho raked Triple H’s now-bloody face into the Cell. Jericho again drove the ladder into Triple H’s head! Jericho tossed The Game into the ladder and knocking him to the outside.. Triple H’s head again hit the ring steps. Jericho tossed the ladder to the outside and onto The Game. The Game tried to fight back, but Jericho tossed him into the Cell once again. Jericho grabbed the ladder, but Triple H grabbed a chair.. HHH knocked the ladder right into Jericho! Jericho grabbed his knee and hand in pain.. The Game nailed him in the back with the chair. Jericho punched Triple H repeatedly and bulldogged The Game onto the ladder. Y2J brought the ring steps into the ring and was about to hit The Game.. Triple H caught him with a front toehold, and Y2J fell face-first into the steps! The Game followed up with a neckbreaker. Triple H hit a facebuster and then tossed the steps at Jericho. Triple H picked up Jericho and drove him into the cage like a javelin. He bounced Y2J’s head off the ring steps. Jericho went after The Game in the ring, but Triple H moved.. Jericho ran full-force into the referee Tim White, knocking him into the cage.. Jericho drove the chair over Triple H’s head and went for the pin. There was no ref to count it. Jericho went after Tim White and again drove him into the cage, busting White open!! Referees ran down to help, but couldn’t get in, since White had the key! Triple H hit Jericho with a spinebuster.. The refs used a bolt-cutter to get the lock off the Cell. After they did so, they ran into the cage to save White. Jericho went after Triple H with a chair.. The Game kicked the chair back into Y2J’s face. Triple H looked under the ring for something, and finally pulled out his sledghammer! He drove it right into Jericho’s face and went for the cover, no referee.. A bloody Jericho crawled out of the cage as Triple H stalked him. Jericho slammed the door into The Game’s face. Jericho bounced Triple H’s head off the announce table. Jericho then took the top off the Spanish announce table. The two ascended the table, and Jericho went for the Pedigree! Instead, Triple H battled out and DDTed Jericho through the table! Triple H reached under the other announce table and took out a barb wire 2X4! Jericho ran away from Triple H — climbing up the Cell! The Game climbed up the cage after Jericho, bringing the bat with him. Y2J grabbed the bat and nailed The Game in the back with it. On top of the cage, Jericho held up the bat and again nailed Triple H with it. Jericho locked The Game in the Walls of Jericho on top of the cage.. A ref climbed the cage to ask Triple H if he gave up. Triple H held on, finally throwing Y2J off of him. Y2J again went to hit HHH with the bat, HHH nailed him with a low blow. The Game locked up Jericho for a Pedigree, but Jericho backdropped him. Triple H knocked Jericho in the head with the bat.. HHH only scored a two-count from the ref, still on top of the Cell! Triple H went for the Pedigree and nailed it!!!! The ref then counted Jericho down, as Triple H won the match!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Kurt Angle & Edge: Kurt Angle was running around backstage avoiding his fate. He sat at a makeup chair and put on a shower cap to hide. Edge ran by, and then Angle ran away, as Edge kept running after him.

ON LOCATION (AT THE WORLD – Formerly WWF New York): Maven & Torrie Wilson.. Torrie said it felt great to take off that geisha outfit. She said that you never know what she’ll take it off next!

WWE TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
Rikishi & Mystery Partner (Rico) defeated Billy & Chuck to win the WWE Tag Team titles: Mr. McMahon named Rico as Rikishi’s partner! Rikishi told Rico to get in the corner and stay there. Billy hit a fame-asser, but Rikishi kicked out at two. Rikishi fought valiantly, taking on both Billy & Chuck. He hit a sit-down splash on Chuck, but Billy broke up the pinfall. Chuck held Rikishi, and Rico went to kick Rikishi.. Rikishi ducked and kicked Chuck by accident! Rikishi then nailed Chuck and pinned him to capture the Tag Titles!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Edge & Kurt Angle: Edge continued chasing Kurt Angle backstage. Angle snuck up behind Edge and hit him with a garbage can lid! The two fought towards the ringside area. Kurt dragged Edge to the barber chair and grabbed a mic and screamed for the barber to get out there. Kurt threw Edge from the stage onto the barber’s platform and put Edge in the chair. Kurt went to hit the Angle slam, but Edge reversed and locked on the sleeperhold. Once Kurt was asleep, Edge put him in the chair, and shaved the Olympic hero bald! Afterwards, Edge woke Angle up, and Kurt was irate! Edge said instead of people chanting “You suck!” to chant “You’re bald!”. Kurt’s music then played, and the people chanted just that!

UNDISPUTED TITLE MATCH
The Undertaker defeated Hulk Hogan to win the Undisputed title: The Undertaker had a new T-shirt and new music — and wearing Hogan’s own weight belt. Hogan got into the ring, and Taker beat the champion with his own belt. Hogan soon got the weight belt back and nailed the Undertaker with it. Hulk whipped Taker until the referee threw the belt to the outside. Hogan threw Taker from post to post and choked the Dead Man. Hogan backdropped Taker and clotheslined him to the outside. A few minutes later, Taker tried to go up top and go old-school on Hogan. Hulk crotched him on the top rope. Hogan then super-plexed Taker from the top! Taker kicked out of a pinfall attempt at two.. Hogan continued his assault, but Taker clipped Hogan’s knee. The Dead Man went to work on Hollywood’s leg, ramming it into the ringpost. Taker clamped Hogan’s left leg in a painful submission hold. Hogan used his free leg to power out and then downed Taker with a double sledge, and then hit a bit boot. Hogan went for the legdrop, but Taker countered into a half Boston Crab. Hogan went for the ropes, but Taker dragged him back to the middle of the ring. Still, Hulk fought it, and finally made it to the ropes. A busted-open Taker continued his attack on the champion.. He went for a leg, but Hogan ducked and Taker crotched himself on the top rope. Hogan went for a clothesline on Taker.. Taker grabbed Hogan’s neck and chokeslammed the Hulkster! Hogan kicked out at two and “Hulked up” — much to the chagrin of the Undertaker! Hogan was impervious to pain as he nailed the big boot. He then nailed the legdrop, but as he went for the pin, Taker kicked out at two! Hogan went for a backdrop, but Taker gave him a DDT, scoring a two-count. Suddenly, Mr. McMahon strutted to ringside, as Taker grabbed a steel chair. Hogan kicked the chair into Taker’s face and hit the legdrop.. Mr. McMahon distracted the ref when Hogan went for the pin. Hogan dragged McMahon into the ring and punched the WWE co-owner. He hit the legdrop on McMahon, and the ref shoved Vince to the outside. As the ref was doing so, Taker clobbered Hogan in the head with the chair. He then chokeslammed Hogan and pinned him to become WWE Champion!

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