The faction currently holds the Women's World Championship (Rhea Ripley), NXT North American Championship (Dominik Mysterio), Men's Money in the Bank briefcase (Damian Priest), and Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship (Finn Balor and Damian Priest). The team was founded by its first leader Edge before he was kicked out by his followers.
History in WWE
WWE Hall of Famer Edge faced AJ Styles at WrestleMania 38. Towards the end of a closely contested bout, Styles was distracted by Damian Priest who was staring him from the ringside. A disturbed Styles failed to connect his move with Edge and lost the match. The next week, Edge announced the formation of a new group what they had named The Judgment Day. At WrestleMania Backlash, Edge and AJ Styles contested a rematch. This time, Edge was helped by someone else, who revealed herself to be Rhea Ripley.
The group had now become a trio. AJ Styles, Finn Balor and Liv Morgan were the group's primary foes during their early days. At Hell in a Cell, the two teams collided in a Six Person Tag Team Match, which the Judgment Day won. The next night, Finn Balor jumped ships and was announced as the newest member of The Judgment Day. However, in a shocking turn of events, Balor, Ripley and Priest attacked their leader Edge, kicking him out of the group.
Next, The new Judgment Day picked up a feud with Dominik and Rey Mysterio in hopes that the younger Mysterio could join their faction. At SummerSlam 2022, The Mysterios defeated Priest and Balor with the help of a returning Edge who wanted to exact revenge on his former stablemates. A tag team match was booked for Clash at the Castle where Edge and Rey Mysterio defeated The Judgment Day. Following the match, Dominick Mysterio, who was already frustrated with Edge joining his team, snapped and attacked the Rated-R Superstar. His father calmed him down for a bit before Dominik gave him a clothesline. The latter then officially joined The Judgment Day the following episode of RAW.
Finn Balor then took on the former leader Edge at Extreme Rules in an "I Quit" match where Edge was forced to quit after Ripley attacked her wife Beth Phoenix. The Judgment Day, then feuded with The O.C. At Survivor Series, Balor lost to AJ Styles and Team Ripley lost to Team Belair. However, they ended the feud the next night after they defeated The O.C. in an eight-person tag team match.
At Royal Rumble 2023, Priest and Balor were eliminated by Edge while Dominik eliminated Edge and was thrown out by Cody Rhodes. While the males of the group did not perform well at the event, Rhea Ripley won the match by last eliminating Liv Morgan. She became the first female to win the Rumble by entering number 1 and also set the record for the most time spent by a female superstar in the Royal Rumble match. She eventually won the SmackDown Women's Championship at WrestleMania 39 by defeating Charlotte Flair.
At the same event, Dominik Mysterio lost to his father Rey Mysterio. Also, Demon King Finn Balor lost to Edge in a Hell in a Cell match at the event. Their feud with Rey Mysterio and his new Latino World Order continued after the event. LWO's latest recruit and Damian Priest's former friend Bad Bunny got into a fight with Dominik Mysterio, prompting Priest to step in. This led to a San Juan Street Fight between Priest and Bunny at Backlash, which Priest lost.
During the next few months, Balor lost to Seth Rollins in the tournament for the inaugural World Heavyweight Championship and then failed to win the title in a couple more attempts. Damian Priest won the Money in the Bank briefcase at the eponymous event. Dominik Mysterio defeated Wes Lee at NXT to become the NXT North American Champion. At Payback 2023, Rhea Ripley defeated Raquel Rodriguez to retain her title. Further, Finn Balor and Damian Priest became the new Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions after defeating Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens bringing another title to the group. They lost the title to Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso at Fastlane 2023 before winning it back just nine days later.
The champions defended their gold against Rhodes and Uso on the November 13, 2023 episode of RAW. Other members of the Judgment Day were banned from the ringside. However, a new star came to their aid this time, joining the Judgment Day. Drew McIntyre gave a claymore to Uso, officially joining the group.
The Judgment Day Matches on PPVs
The following is the list of matches of The Judgment Day on a WWE pay-per-view event. The list only includes those matches where at least two members of the group teamed up at a Premium Live Event.
|Fastlane 2023||Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso||Finn Balor and Damian Priest||3-4|
|Payback 2023||Finn Balor & Damian Priest||Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens||3-3|
|Elimination Chamber 2023||Beth Phoenix & Edge||Finn Balor & Rhea Ripley||2-3|
|Crown Jewel 2023||Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio & Finn Balor||AJ Styles, Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows||2-2|
|Clash at the Castle 2022||Edge & Rey Mysterio||Damian Priest & Finn Balor||1-2|
|SummerSlam 2022||Dominik Mysterio & Rey Mysterio||Damian Priest & Finn Balor||1-1|
|Hell In A Cell 2022||Damian Priest, Edge & Rhea Ripley||AJ Styles, Finn Balor & Liv Morgan||1-0|
The Judgment Day Members
Rhea Ripley is considered to be the de-facto leader of The Judgment Day. The only female in the group, Ripley has not backed out from taking on superstars way bigger than her in size. With Judgment Day, she won the Women's Royal Rumble, became the Women's World Champion and has surfaced herself as one of the most dominating forces in WWE.
Damian Priest was a founding member of The Judgment Day. He helped Edge beat AJ Styles at WrestleMania 38, which became the stepping stone of Judgment Day. Preist has acted as the enforcer of the group. With the group, he became Mr. Money in the Bank in 2023 while also winning the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship on two occasions.
There are not many superstars who know how to run a faction. Finn Balor founded and led The Bullet Club outside WWE and has also acted as a leader figure in The Judgment Day. He joined the group under Edge's reign but was kicked him out of the group the same day he joined. With the faction, he has won the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship twice.
Dominik Mysterio or Dirty Dominik Mysterio was a foe to The Judgment Day before he betrayed his father to join the group. He has since considered Judgment Day as his only family. With the faction, Mysterio has won the NXT North American Championship twice.
JD McDonagh was not an official member of The Judgment Day in the beginning. Since the August 14, 2023 episode of RAW, he has started to hang around with the group, and has tried to always help them in their matches. He was officially taken into the group by Damian Priest in November.
Drew McIntyre had been frustated with the way he was being handled in WWE. He failed to defeat Seth Rollins at Crown Jewel for the World Heavyweight Championship, which further fueled his anger. At the same time, he was offered a place in the Judgment Day by Rhea Ripley. While McIntyre said no in the beginning, he eventually joined the group on the November 13, 2023 episode of Raw.
Championships in WWE
|Member||Time in the group||Championships in the group|
|Edge||April 3, 2022 - June 6, 2022||Nil|
|Damian Priest||April 3, 2022 - Present||Mr. Money in the Bank 2023, Undisputed Tag Team Champion (2 times)|
|Rhea Ripley||May 8, 2022 - Present||Women's Royal Rumble 2023 Women's World Championship (2 time)|
|Finn Balor||June 6, 2022 - Present||Undisputed Tag Team Champion (1 time)|
|Dominik Mysterio||September 5, 2022 - Present||NXT North American Championship (1 time)|
While there is no official leader in The Judgment Day, Rhea Ripley is generally considered to lead them due to the fact that she is the spokesperson of the group.
No, Finn Balor is married to Mexican Sports journalist Vero Rodriguez.
Judgment Day is a team in WWE comprising of Damian Priest, Rhea Ripley, Finn Balor and Dominik Mysterio.
Rhea Ripley, the current SmackDown Tag Team Champion, is the only female superstar in Judgment Day faction in WWE.