source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
– In the first-ever Stretcher Match on Friday Night SmackDown last night, Jeff Hardy faced his own brother in an emotion-charged battle. Just like their Extreme Rules Match at WrestleMania XXV, it was Matt who walked away victorious. Following the match, Matt sent his own brother hurling back down the ramp, causing the stretcher to smash into the ring below.
The feud between Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy was expected to be a short-term deal, so last night’s Stretcher Match was more than likely the blow-off to the program.
In a behind the scenes tidbit regarding their match at WrestleMania, privately, the two brothers were expecting to steal the show, even with Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels on the card. However, they were also given the caveat that it depended on if they were given enough time to do so. Ultimately, their match only lasted 13 minutes.
– In the latest WWE developmental wrestler name change, Dakota Darsow, son of former WWE Superstar Barry Darsow (a.k.a. Smash, a.k.a. Repo Man), is now going under the name Barry Allen. Darsow is relatively new on the scene as he only started wrestling last year and signed a developmental contract with WWE this past December.
– Tickets to the Judgment Day pay-per-view on May 17th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois went on sale this morning. In a miscue that has since been changed on Ticketmaster.com, among the names listed as appearing on the show included Ric Flair (who is not scheduled) and “King Booker.”