The Judgment Day
Judgment Day.png
Stable
MembersFinn Bálor
Damian Priest
Rhea Ripley
Dominik Mysterio
Name(s)The Judgment Day
Billed heightsBálor: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Priest: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Ripley: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Mysterio: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Former
member(s)
Edge (leader)
DebutApril 3, 2022
Years active2022–present

The Judgment Day is a villainous professional wrestling stable formed in April 2022 and currently composed of Finn Bálor, Damian Priest, Rhea Ripley, and Dominik Mysterio. The stable performs in WWE on the Raw brand. The Judgment Day was founded and previously led by Edge.

History

On the February 21, 2022, episode of Raw, Edge reflected on all the WrestleMania moments in his career and then he issued an open challenge for WrestleMania 38.[1] The following week, his challenge was accepted by AJ Styles, to which Edge responded by performing a low blow on Styles before hitting him with a one-man con-chair-to, turning heel in the process.[2] At the event on April 3, Edge defeated Styles following a distraction by Damian Priest.[3]

Following WrestleMania, Edge accepted Priest as his pupil and the team's name was revealed as The Judgment Day.[4] On the April 18 episode of Raw, Edge challenged Styles to a rematch at WrestleMania Backlash, which Styles accepted. At the event on May 8, Edge defeated Styles after a masked individual, later revealed to be Rhea Ripley, shoved Styles off the turnbuckle. After the match, Ripley kneeled before Edge, becoming the stable's newest member.[5] At Hell in a Cell on June 5, The Judgment Day defeated Styles, Finn Bálor, and Liv Morgan in a six-person mixed tag team match.[6] The next night on Raw, Edge introduced Bálor as the newest member of The Judgment Day; however, Bálor, Priest, and Ripley suddenly attacked Edge and hit him with his own signature con-chair-to move, kicking him out of the stable.[7][8]

The Judgment Day then began a feud with the Mysterios (Rey and Dominik) in an attempt to recruit Dominik into their ranks. At SummerSlam on July 30, Bálor and Priest were defeated by the Mysterios following interference from a returning Edge. At Clash at the Castle, Edge and Rey would defeat Bálor and Priest in a tag team match. After the match, Dominik turned heel when he attacked Edge and his own father, joining the stable.[9][10]

On the September 26 episode of Raw, Edge challenged Bálor to an "I Quit" match at Extreme Rules and Bálor accepted. At the event on October 8, Bálor defeated Edge. After the match, Ripley attacked Edge’s wife, Beth Phoenix (who interfered in the match on Edge’s behalf) with a con-chair-to. Shortly afterwards, The Judgment Day resumed their feud with Styles, who brought back the returning Good Brothers (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) tag team, thus reforming The O.C. stable, after Styles rejected an offer to join by Balor, who was one of the leaders of the Bullet Club stable. This led to a match between the two stables at Crown Jewel.

Member Timeline

As of October 21, 2022

References

  1. ^ Powell, Jason (February 21, 2022). "2/21 WWE Raw Results: Powell's live review of the milestone episode featuring new WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton and Riddle vs. Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens, and Miz TV on the Elimination Chamber fallout edition". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  2. ^ Powell, Jason (February 28, 2022). "2/28 WWE Raw Results: Powell's live review of Damian Priest vs. Finn Balor for the U.S. Championship, Edge addressing his WrestleMania future, Raw Tag Champions Alpha Academy vs. Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens in a non-title match, RK-Bro vs. The Street Profits". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  3. ^ "Edge Debuts New Entrance at WWE WrestleMania 38". Ringside News. April 4, 2022. Retrieved June 7, 2022.
  4. ^ Powell, Jason (April 18, 2022). "4/18 WWE Raw results: Powell's live review of Cody Rhodes vs. an opponent of Seth Rollins' choosing, Finn Balor vs. Theory for the U.S. Title, Sasha Banks and Naomi vs. Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan for the WWE Women's Tag Titles, RK-Bro vs. The Street Profits in a non-title match, commitment ceremonies, lie detector test". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  5. ^ Rose, Bryan (May 8, 2022). "Rhea Ripley joins Judgment Day stable at WWE WrestleMania Backlash". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  6. ^ Powell, Jason (June 5, 2022). "WWE Hell in a Cell results: Powell's live review of Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins in a HIAC match, Bianca Belair vs. Asuka vs. Becky Lynch for the Raw Women's Title, Theory vs. Mustafa Ali for the U.S. Title, Bobby Lashley vs. Omos and MVP in a handicap match, Kevin Owens vs. Ezekiel, Judgment Day vs. AJ Styles, Finn Balor, and Liv Morgan". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved June 5, 2022.
  7. ^ Johnson, Mike (June 6, 2022). "The Newest Member of Judgment Day Is..." PWInsider. Retrieved 7 June 2022.
  8. ^ Brookhouse, Brent (June 6, 2022). "WWE Raw results: Live recap, grades as an injured Cody Rhodes addresses his future". CBS Sports. Retrieved 7 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Powell's WWE Clash at the Castle Hit List: Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, Gunther vs. Sheamus for the Intercontinental Title, Liv Morgan vs. Shayna Baszler for the Smackdown Women's Title, Seth Rollins vs. Riddle, Bianca Belair, Asuka, and Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley, Iyo Sky, and Dakota Kai". 4 September 2022.
  10. ^ "9/5 WWE Raw results: Powell's live review of Bobby Lashley vs. The Miz in a cage match for the U.S. Championship, the fallout from WWE Clash at the Castle". 5 September 2022.