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May 24, 2004 Observer Newsletter: WWE Judgment Day, career of Pepper Gomez

The WWE Judgment Day PPV needed a home run going into the main event, and Eddy Guerrero and John Bradshaw Layfield responded with one of the bloodiest matches in company history.

When the night was over, the ring was filled with puddles of Guerrero blood, and Guerrero himself, after the adrenaline wore off, went into shock and had to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance due to excessive blood loss. After the TV cameras went off, he collapsed in the ring from blood loss, and had to be helped backstage, where an ambulance was called. Guerrero took 16 stitches in the forehead from the ridiculously deep cut. At the hospital, they suggested him getting a blood transfusion, but he turned it down, and they pumped two bags of fluids into him for a while before letting him go at 1 a.m. that night.

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