Re: WWE 2007: UTF - The Inevitable Return
Judgement Day Review
IC Title: Very good opener, their styles differ greatly, but this was well-written. The ending was great, actually. It's just like Jeff to try the extra leap, and the knee counter keeps both strong, so good job. The segment afterwards with Haas and Albright leads me to think that the two will feud, or he'll get involved in the Haas/Jeff. I also liked that people pretended to care that Haas won.
6-Man Extreme Tag: Lots of people going through tables, always a nice spot. I'm not quite sure what a MasterSlam is, but sounds like a credible finisher, so good job with that false finish. Viscera wasn't expected, but takes the story in a new direction, so that'll be a good read. Whatever happened to Michelle, though? I was hoping she'd get put through a table or get a cane shot.
Finlay Segment: This is what Finlay should be like. Brutal and looking for a fight, not dancing with a "leprechaun" he sired. I wonder who'll be getting it.
Carlito/Show: Just seem like a glorified squash to make people remember that Show's not someone to mess with. I'd like to see Carlito try to Backstab Show, though. It'd be pretty funny.
Mexicools/Helms Segment: If this had been done in full, it would've been more entertaining, but this was good, too. It got the point across that Helms is totally focused on the CW Title.
Shawn Interview: As a first-time reader, I really liked this segment because it gave me the whole story in a nutshell. This feud with Edge & Co. sounds good, and even though I don't really like having Naitch as the partner, I think I can expect a great match to come.
CW Title: Great CW action, and I really liked that London didn't make a miraculous comeback, because that's what irks me about cruiserweights. They forget to sell their crashes and burns, and an interesting story going on here with Helms relapsing into The Hurricane. Best match yet.
Couples Segment: I liked this, but the end, not so much. You've got something going on here with Kenny, Kelly, and Ashley, which is good for some romance-related rumbles, but I didn't like how Kofi just kind of did nothing. And since he's Ashley's newest beau, I think he'd know the situation quite well. This does intruige me, though, as these two young guys with their chicks could really become a stong story.
ECW Title: A great story here, with Heyman deciding to take away RVD's advantage. I respect Regal as a highly talented man, but the guy just isn't entertaining to me at all, so I'm glad that RVD retains. I wasn't too thrilled with the finish and the moves leading up the FSFS, though. Heyman stealing the title, though, that's great heel heat for him, and should make for a great story.
E&C/JBL Segment: When JBL said that he brought Christian back for one reason (to get rid of HBK), I thought that would lead to signs of Christian turning, but you didn't play on that, so maybe not. This hyped the match well, and it gives me the impression that Flair's going to play a large role in the match.
MVP Interview: A great interview, plays into MVP's gimmick of being a big-time player, and comparing himself to big names. As much as I like Rey, I don't think that he really needs the MITB, but I just realized that this BTB goes back to 2005, so never mind. Good hype for the match.
MVP/Rey: I liked this match because it made MVP look like a big-deal, and I liked the surprise finish. It makes Rey look crafty and whatnot, but keeps MVP strong as well. I can see this feud keep going for awhile as well.
Shawn/Flair Segment: Shawn putting over Flair in such a big way is sure to not end well. It does make Flair look huge, and it only furthers my thoughts that he'll be critical in the match.
Henry/Kane: I didn't expect much from this match, but I didn't really like how it did turn out. It kind of seemed like a squash to me. I can see Henry challenging for the ECW Title now, which doesn't bode well for RVD.
Main Event: This main event certaintly delivered, and I was right in Flair playing a critical role, but not in the way I thought. It certainly puts a new twist in the story, and can keep it going for another while longer. They way thigns were being built up, it pointed to signs that the feud could end here, but I think it's good to add a new chapter here, so good job. Great match to end the show.
Overall: This is the first show of yours that I've read, and I really liked this. I may not be completely educated on all the happenings, but I got a good idea of all the main feuds by reading this PPV. I liked most of what happened here, a solid show all throughout, with only two matches not really doing much for me. 7.5/10.