Opening Promo was nice. It hyped about almost every feuds / matches for the pay-per-view tonight. However, I wanted more from this. Length could’ve been better. Though, the concept was very good.
Charlie Haas vs. Matt Striker
Since this is Charlie Haas’ return to the pay-per-view, I think that it highly likely that he’s going to come out as the winner of the match. Okay, now I begin reading the match and it starts off in a good way with neither man getting the advantage and both men giving us a back and forth contest. Striker is the first man to gain the advantage and it’s interesting that Test keeps himself involved in this match, by doing illegal things, which referee is unaware of. Haas finally gets out of the lock and comes back with a flying clothesline, taking Striker down. Oh, Haas now connects the overhead suplex to Striker. And Haas is back in the game guys! Yeah, smart work by Striker here, who then goes out of the ring and takes a deep breather, getting his momentum back. Ouch, the Haastruction from the top turnbuckle to Striker would’ve been awesome, and that could have hurt Striker’s back badly. Yeah, Haas is the master of suplexes [Not really,] as he takes down Striker, by yet another suplex, this time, the northern lights suplex, which then connects into the bridge. Oh, Haas is now at the ring apron, and what could happen here. Wow, that gotta hurt Haas’ back badly man. But I think that it looks un-realistic because I couldn’t imagine Haas going from the top rope to the barricade, because it has a lot of distance to cover. I like the unique team of Striker and Test. Test, once again, takes the advatage of the distraction and connects a huge blow to the back of Haas. So far, Striker and Test are doing an impressive work. Wow, Test now Irish whips Haas hardly to the steel steps. C’mon, the referees aren’t that much dumb, they can hear the voice of that sick thud, whilst they are distracted. Haas in now the ring, and why didn’t Striker made a pinning predicament? Lol. Anyways, I am glad that Haas comes back quickly and takes down Striker, with yet another version of suplex, the belly-to-belly. And now, the exploder suplex. C’mon, I do want to see another moves from Haas, not only suplexes. Test! Damn him. Lol. Haas of the Pain connects! And it could be the end for Striker. But no! Test again comes back and interrupts the match. And could that be the major turn-a-round of that match? Indeed. Yeah, Golden Rule connects and Striker upsets Haas and beats him for his returning match.
Match Rating: 6/10 – Was really a good contest. Back and forth, as I’d say. Realism was perfect at almost every time. Knowledge and variety of moves were perfect. Length could’ve been better but looking at that, this was an opener – so that was just perfect. Match flowed well at every point and I couldn’t find anything wrong in this one. Although, Haas used the suplexes too much, me thinks. Didn’t see him doing any other move, expect the Haastruction and Haas of Pain, than the suplexes.
I think that Jeff Hardy’s return could be a good one here. Charismatic Enigma – let’s see what you can do with this guy. All I can say here is that he’s in line for a strong push to the mid-carders or the intercontinental division.
World Tag Team Championships
3 Minute Warning (c’s) vs. Eugene and Goldust w/Snitsky
Before I begin reviewing this one, I’d really like to say that I am not really fond of this tag team division here. It is just getting plain boring. Hope that you find out and get some new teams on the block. And I don’t like the pairing of Eugene, Goldust, and Snitsky to be honest. Okay, the match starts now and we see Rosey and Jamal dominating Eugene and Goldust. Simple brawl going around here, as Jamal and ‘Dust are the legal guys. Glad that Snitsky involves himself in this match-up by dominating Jamal at the outside of the ring. Back body drop from the top is a bit hard to image but I’ll let this go. Alright, Goldust tags in Eugene and Jamal tags in Rosey. Eugene is the fresh man here and he gets the advatage over Rosey, by connecting the junkyard dog like headbutt. Eugene looking for People’s Elbow? Oh no, instead, he misses and crashes through the mat! Eugene stands up and Rosey plants him down the Samoan Drop. Now that gotta be the end of Eugene and Goldust. But oh, wait! Eugene kicks out! Um, some back and forth action going around here. Oh, Eugene again gets the best, by using some of Hogan things. Alright, Jamal gets back his momentum and… WOW! Jamal’s flying splashes to Eugene… But WAIT! Eugene moves as Rosey collides with the ring! Goldust goes for the Curtain Call, but Jamal pushes and… lol… Goldust then comes back with a low blow. Nice to see them using some heel tactics. I am now at the last part of the match and Eugene and Rosey are the legal men. And now the ref is out as Snitsky comes in and takes Jamal to the outside. Oh gawd, almost out of nowhere Rosey comes up and drops down Eugene with the Samoan Drop. Well, it is the second time that you used this move in this match and this time, the big guys take the victory.
Match Rating: 5/10 – Length was the main problem here but if we see this as a filler type of match, than its okay. Knowledge and variety of moves were almost perfect. Although, the Samoan Drop was used second time in this match. Match flowed well. I don’t like the booking here though. Hope that you bring in some new talent or some guys from TNA. Or maybe some old WWE tag teams because this team is kinda pointless. It was a boring match nonetheless.
Shane and Vince McMahon now show up and do their usual stuff bashing Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin. This feud looks very good and I am glad that you are hyping this kindly.
Mickie James © vs. Trish Stratus and Ashley Massaro
Glad that the match started in a fast-paced way. Trish gets the advantage and knocks down Mickie and here comes Ashley. Mickie now gets back her momentum and slams down Ashley, with the powerslam. Lol, Trish is using some of Mickie’s tactics and that’s cool. Mickie turns back and is greeted by a jumping crossbody from Ashley. Would it be over? No. Mickie kicks out. And now, some interesting tactics used by Ashley, as she holds the ring rope, while Mickie comes runninng towards them, strikes them, and gets out of the ring. Um… Mickie comes back and drop toe holds Ashley at the conrecte floor! Whoa, did you call ‘the beautiful face of Ashley’? Uh… I was just asking this one because I don’t think that she’s beautiful. She has an ugly face, lol. And now both are in the ring, as Mickie slaps Trish on the face! Wow. Ok, Trish is in now and she spinebusters Mickie down. Man, I must say this that, the contest between these ladies is going great. Alright, Mickie comes back and takes down one half of her challenger, Trish Stratus down to the mat, with connecting the fisherman suplex into the bridge. Would it be over? Nope, Trish kicks out! Some good reversals of moves going around here, which is exciting me. Indeed very awesome athetilism showed by Mickie James here, who connects her Hurricanrana version, the Mick-a-rana. One thing I have noticed here that Ashley is doing nothing, but just getting the beating from this match. Okay, Ashley again tags-in Trish and here she comes. Wow, Trish comes in and really beats down Mickie with some great moves like Stratusphere, bulldog, etc. Stratusfaction connects. Oh no! Trish misses as Mick comes back with the Mick Kick! Damn. This could be the finish for Trish and Ashley. Oh no! Ashley comes in and breaks the pinfall predicament. Could this be the main turn-a-round? Some miss-communation, maybe a botch, as Ashley goes to dropkick Mickie, but she moves away and instead connects to Trish. Oops, yeah, this was the deciding factor of the match, as Mick plants Trish down with her finisher and takes the victory.
Match Rating: 5/10 – It was all about Trish and Mickie in the match. Ashley didn’t used most of the moves. She just used the crossbody, cradle, and the dropkick, that’s it, nothing more for her, which really killed some points. Match was nice though because it flowed well and length was also fine. Alright, that’s it for this match. Now let me move onto the next one… lol.
Carlito’s promo was fine. Was in character but at some times – I found him a bit off to be honest. Anyways, it would’ve been a bit lenghtier. Carlito going for the WWE Championship after he’s finished with Masters? I don’t think so.
Carlito vs. Chris Masters
Let’s hope that this match ends the feud between them. This match starts in a nice way as both men are trying to gain advantage over each other, but Carlito ends-up taking it by the roll-up. Okay, Carlito looks for the dropkick, but Masters as a smart guy, sidesteps and Carlito ends-up, crashing on the mat hard. Oh, Carlito again gets the best and takes down Masters with a sweet axe handle smash, followed by a cover, as Masters kicks out. Um, finally Masters gets connects with a beautiful dropkick from Carlito. Masters is now outside of the ring and I wonder what could happen now. Wow, indeed an awesome moonsault perfomed by Carlito from the ring apron. Carlito going for the DDT? No! Masters gets back his momentum by knocking down Carlito with a clothesline. Masters takes down Carlito with yet another clothesline. And this is why Masters bores me to death. I have never liked him. Carlito so far has showed amazing athleticism though. Erm, so Masters is dominating Carlito here. Masterlock? Maybe too early to use. Oh, I am glad that Carlito, somehow got out of it. Wow, that move: double springboard corkscrew senton splash was awesome, and I think that it was the right time for Carlito to use that one. Didn’t expected Masters to get up too quickly, and clotheslining Carlito after getting connected by a beautiful move. Powerslam connects as Masters covers. Could it be the victory for Masters? Nope. Carlito’s foot was under the bottom rope. Wow, that just shows that you made that powerslam move look stronger. Masterlock is in! Lol, nice to way to get out of that move. I imagined Carlito spitting in the ref’s face. Carlito’s special move – springboard backhand elbow connects as he takes down Masters again. Some interesting moves used by Carlito here as it is making the flow of the match looks perfect. Woot!? Carlito misses the moonsault. Oh, wait. Instead, he gets on his feet, now that’s cool. Masterlock is once again locked in as I think that this could be the end of Carlito, if he doesn’t gets out of the deadly move quickly. Oh my god! Masterlock is broken! Wow, I am shocked. I thought that it’d never happen in your BTB. But anyways, Carlito gets the victory with a sweet back-cracker.
Match Rating: Uh, I really don’t know what to write about this one. But I think I’ll tell ya. I will give 8/10 from Carlito side and 4/10 from Masters side. I don’t know what should be the total match rating, maybe 4.5/10. I know this sounds a bit harsh but Masters made that match boring. – Anyways, the match was nice at some times, well mostly when Carlito produced some athleticism. Flowing was perfect. Realism was perfect. I just found one error in realism and that was, Masters getting up too quickly after getting connected with the double springboard corkscrew senton splash. Knowledge and variety of moves was perfet. Finish was also perfect.
Shelton Benjamin © vs Gregory Helms
Lock-up starts the match but then Helms knees right into the gut of Shelton, getting some heat from t he crowds. Back and forth contest going around here at the early part of the match as Helms sunset flips Benjamin for cover, but he kicks out, and then Benjamin connecting the belly-to-belly suplex to Helms. Interesting match-up going around here as neither man is seem to gain advantage. Finally, Helms gets the advantage with a dropkick. Oh wait, I guess I was wrong but Benjamin again comes up with a roll-up. And once again, Helms turns the tables and plants down Benjamin with a ‘Spinning DDT’? I think you meant the Tornado DDT. Oh my gawd, Benjamin comes from the top rope, as Benjamin counters that into the sit-out powerbomb. That was awesome! I wish I could see that. But anyways, Helms is now on the outside as Shelton goes forward him, with connecting the suicide plancha! That was also awesome mate. This match is driving me crazy. Benjamin and Helms are both in the ring. Benjamin covers Helms, but he puts his foot under the bottom rope. I think that there was no need for it at the moment. Okay, Helms is now back in the game and he takes down Benjamin with some fresh moves. Wow, the match again turns the table and is again, um… again might be called the back and forth action is happening. Belly-to-belly suplex by Benjamin once more, second time. Hope you do not continue it with a third time. Some very good variety of moves used by Benjamin right here, knocking down Helms again and again. Okay, Helms is back in the game and now I am into the mid-finish part of the match. Wow, I can’t believe it man! Benjamin comes back and takes down Helms with some sweet moves, like the stinger splash, and northern lights suplex. And once again… Oh my gawd! Match is turning to be an amazing one. And once again Helms comes back and takes down Benjamin with the Vertebreaker. Oh! Benjamin’s foot on the bottom rope. Lucky Shelton. Unlicky Helms. Um, Helms now rakes into the eyes of Benjamin. But however, Benjamin comes back and takes down Helms. I wonder what more Helms have to do to win the Intercontinental Championship. Oh my gawd! Dragon Whips connected. This could be the end for Helms… NO! My gawd! Helms comes back and knocks down Benjamin with the Shinning Wizard. Now that gotta be the end of Shelton’s era. Oh my! Holy Shit! Really… really didn’t expected Shelton to kick out. Awesome ending there as Benjamin comes back with the T-Bone Suplex and retains the title.
Match Rating: 9/10 – An amazing match man. I loved it! Seriously, it was the match of the night… so far. Flow = Perfect. Realism = Perfect. Length = Okay. Variety and Knowledge of Moves = Superb. Truly an awesome wrestling contest. I really thought that Helms would do it tonight but I was wrong. Nice victory for Benjamin.
Erm, an okay John Cena promo. Whatever he said, he was right on the spot / character. Length of the promo was also okay. And it hyped a little bit about their match. I won’t be surprised if John Cena wins tonight.
Steel Cage Match
John Cena vs. Chris Jericho
This match starts in a good way as we see John Cena dominating Chris Jericho in the early part. It just shows that Cena is hungry to win this match for the Chain Gang. Superplex from the top turnbuckle was sweet. Jericho gets back his momentum in the sixth paragraph of the match, and then connects the Enziguri? Aww man. I think that this move would’ve been perfect for the mid or finish part of the match and to use this one was too early. I like Jericho’s cockyness. Cena gets his momentum back and connects three clotheslines to Jericho. That was good because I can imagine the crowd going well at that one. Well, now both men are the top of the cage, as Jericho takes down Cena and he comes down to the mat! What the heck? Jericho is almost thinking impossible here. Whoa, Moonsault? Instead he misses and crashes down to the canvas! That gotta hurt Jericho badly. But that seems un-realistic because the heel wouldn’t do this type of thing. Face can do this though. John Cena now climbs up the top of the cage, but once again, Y2J comes up and makes Cena to go down again. Jericho’s powerbomb to Cena was good. Walls of Jericho connects! But somehow, Cena gets out of it and Jericho now does Cena’s usual taunts, basically drawing some heat from the fans. Jericho now goes for the Lionsault, but Cena makes his knees up as Jericho crashes through them! Wow. Cena’s back in the game and he takes down Jericho with his moves of doom. F-U connects! Oh wait, no! Spirit Squas interrupts. What the hell is this doing here? But anyways, Kenny’s legdrop from the top of the cage to Cena was awesome! Cena is up and he connects the side-to-side belly slam!? Wow, is he’s the superman also in your thread? Mate, that was way too much un-realistic. Just tell me how did he connected the side-to-side belly slam and then throwed the entire Spirit Squad to the outside just getting a legdrop from the top rope? Superman look-a-like comeback from John Cena who comes out of nowhere and wins the steel cage match and now is 7-0.
Match Rating: 8/10 – That was a good match from both men’s side. Spirit Squad’s interference made the match look even more special. Everything flowed perfect. Realism was the main problem which hurt the match. I couldn’t expect the heel coming from the top of the cage, because they usually don’t do. Length was okay though.
Nonetheless, it was an interesting promo. It’d be interesting to see where Jericho goes from now. Maybe Spirit Squad vs. John Cena and Jericho. Or maybe Jericho vs. Spirit Squad? Um, I guess so.
Triple H and Kane vs. Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin
Special Referee: Mr. McMahon
Special Enforcer: Shane McMahon
Um, also this match starts in a nice way as the heels do their thing, taking down Michaels. Kane really shows no mercy to HBK at the start of the match. Triple H is now in and he also gets the best of Michaels. Wow, an awesome come back from HBK, with the moonsault from the top rope to Triple H! Okay, Michaels tags-in Austing and here he comes. Oh, Shane now throws Shawn into the steel steps - was expected. Well, so far, I have been impressed with this match because the past of it is going great. And the heels are working great together here as they now dominate Austin in the ring. And here comes the Big Red Machine! I wonder what would happen now. Finally the Heart Break Kid takes the advantage over the heel, Shane McMahon at the outside. Austin finally getting some of his momentum back. But then again, Kane takes him down, with the tilt-a-whirl slam. Glad that HBK comes in and breaks the pinning predicament. Damn you, Shane! Once again the heels come back into the game and dominate the feels. Oh my gawd! Shane’s thinking of almost impossible here! Oh my gawd! Wow. Holy Shit! Amazing diving elbow there. Now that HBK and Shane are out. McMahon, Triple H, and Kane can beat the holly hell out of Austin, I guess. Okay, Triple H is now in as he takes down Austin. So far, heels have dominated the faces. I think that the faces would come back out of nowhere and win the match in the later part of the match. Oh, the DQ’s thing is in but McMahon won’t do it, as a heel. Sweet steel chair shot. But normally, Triple H would pick up the sledgehammer from under the ring. I wonder why he brought in the steel chair though. But that’s okay. Finally Austin takes down Kane and Triple H and now, as a good guy, he goes to the outisde to help his partner, HBK. Heels, once again get the momentum back and now Triple H is dominating Austin here. A hot tag here would be great, but let me see. Michaels’ now in and he takes down Triple H with a vicious DDT. Would it be over? Uh, no! Oh, Michaels’ moves of doom connects and now he’s waiting for the big one, Sweet Chin Music! But wait, instead, HBK connects his finishing move to Vince. Glad that Vince is now out of the equation at the moment and HBK, Austin could work well against the heels now. Okay, Austin and Kane are also out of the equation. I wonder where is Shane. Anyways, HBK’s tunning up the band and here he goes for the Sweet Chin Music! Oh, wait! Triple H instead ducks under it and knocks down HBK with a sledgehammer shot! Oh my gawd, that could be the end of HBK and Austin. Alright, faces are once again back in the game as HBK takes down Kane with a counter of Chokeslam to an awesome DDT! Legal man, Austin now connects the Stunner to Kane! And that could be the end of it. Oh no, here’s Shane! Well, Triple H takes down Austin with a pedigree and there they get the win.
Match Rating: 8/10 – Well, this was yet another great match, which I loved. Match’s flow was great. Finish was superb. Length was alright because it suits the time slot of the pay-per-view. And the heels were very much into the match, which was nice. The holy shit moment was also great one. Okay, now let me move on to the next promo…
Kurt Angle’s characterwise, the promo was sweet. And the intensity factor was also foundable in this one. Angle’s looking damn impressive. Lol, Kurt mocking RVD’s thumb taunts was also a nice work.
Rob Van Dam © vs. Kurt Angle
Um… this match starts in a typical technical way. And being a great technician in the ring, Angle takes the best and backs down the WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam. But that wouldn’t be the only thing for Angle to do. Alright, a nice comeback from Van Dam here, who takes down Angle, countering Angle’s suplex into the neckbreaker. RVD’s showing some potential here as he inverted suplexes Angle over the barricade. Wow, that was insane. I meant, the spinning corkscrew leg drop from the apron to the barricade on Angle was great. Yeah, a cool way to get Angle’s momentum back, with the german suplex. And once again, RVD gets back his momentum and I must say this, that the spinning heel kick is always fun to watch atleast for me. Ankle Lock is in. Too early, I think, but I’ll alow this one because it has been broken quickly and nicely from Van Dam. Some nice pased action going around here as RVD completely dominates Angle. Angle comes back from the cradle and I am glad that Van Dam kicked out of it easily. Some technical moves are been used from Angle, which are looking nice and the match’s flow is going well with it. Three German Suplexex there. And we are almost at the finish part of the match. Great, the Ankle Lock is locked-in again and RVD somehow, someway finds the way to get out of it, which was superb. And what more could I expect from these guys? What? I believe that it’s so unrealistic that Van Dam came quickly from behind and dropkicked on Angle’s back. But anyways, RVD connects his tradiotional split-legged moonsault. And we are just at the finish now. Five star frog splash connects and here RVD retain the title!
Match Rating: 7.5/10 – Main-event was right. It could’ve been 20+ minutes. But the timeslot given was just three hours, so that’s okay with me. I found out some errors in the realism of the match. Flow was perfect. And finish could’ve been way too much better. Anyways, that’s the end of the pay-per-view and I’ll be looking forward to RAW.