Re: WWE Unleash the Fury
Pretty decent opening promo which hyped the show, and got across the idea of it being a judgement day.
Nice to see the tag match start the show, and it should be a fast and high paced match between the cruisers. Melina screams in the opening seconds, which is good to see, and she is going to have an impact in this match. Crazy is the man who is isolated, and we get some good double teaming work from MNM, which is what they do well. Psicosis gets the hot tag, and does some nice moves, which get the crowd going. Juvi enters, and nails the juvi driver, and it should be over, but Melina puts Nitro’s leg on the ropes. Typical heel move from Melina, which was good to see. Snapsnot gets the win, and MNM have the win they needed. Solid opener, which was a pretty decent match, but nothing too special. Still, started the show in a good fashion, and sets it up for the bigger matches
Sylvain cuts his typical promo, just to give him some more build up and to make him look a bit more important. Guess his push is going to have to come to something though soon, or it will run out of steam
Noble vs. Chavo is next, and this should be a good match, especially with the new attitude that Noble has. Sentom bomb in the early moments sets this up to be a good match, and so it is proving to be. Some nice mat work in the match, but it combined well with the power that these two have, which made for the match to be a nice mix of styles. Belly to belly from the top rope was a good spot to have, and now the match is to break down to the finish I guess. Chavo goes for the gory bomb, but Noble fights out, and nails the tiger driver. Again, a solid contest here, but nothing too special. First two matches have been good, but wont be remembered too long into the future. Kash comes out and claps, which is very interesting, and this is a good angle that you have going
The tag title match comes next, and this should be a solid contest, although I cant see the hooligans dropping the titles so soon after the long chase they had. By the looks of things, they are taking a hit and run approach to the match, which is good as they know they have to conserve their speed. Burchill is going to have an impact in this match then I guess, and he could well be the reason why the UKLiq win. Kendrick gets dominated by the mat and the wrestling work of Finley and Regal, which was well done, before he gets the hot tag to London, which was good to see, but was a very similar formula to the opener. London goes for the 450, but Burchill trips him, as his revival in the match comes to an end. They go to use the sheilagh, but London trips Finley to counter it. Burchill tries to get in the match, but is taken out, and then Finley gets hit with the sliced bread, and that is that. Again, a good match, and probably the best of the night so far, but wasn’t too spectacular. The big story from this looks to be the break up of UKLiq though, which is a shame as they were getting over as a heel group, but should allow for a great feud
Solid promo from kennedy, but really just gives his match with Lashley a bit of hype. Nothing special here really
Kennedy realises very soon that he cannot take on Lashley, and he slides out of the ring and the match, not wanting any part of him, but he can attack him from behind. Lashley’s power though is going to help him, and it looks like it is during this match so far. Drop toe hold turns the momentum again, but still the power of Lashley wont let him be dominated by Kennedy. Low blow does change the match, but as he goes for the Kenton bomb, Lashley rolls out the way and Kennedy hits the chair. Spinebuster should be enough, but Kennedy gets a foot on the ropes, and we get the same result after the green bay plunge from Kennedy. Lashley counters what kennedy throws at him, but after Kennedy slips out of the dominator and rolls him up, it is enough for Kennedy to get the win. Fourth solid match of the night, but again, nothing has really stood out as a great match so far. Lashley, despite losing, probably came out a bit stronger here, but this feud isn’t over yet, with their being at least one more match to come from this.
Didn’t really feel the Long/Heyman promo, as it didn’t seem to be totally in character, and was all a bit too friendly (probably not the word I’m thinking of) between them. Interesting to see what ECW does on Smackdown, but didn’t like this promo really
Tornado ddt comes very early in this match, so I guess this could be a bit rushed, with a lot of time given to the last two matches. Hardy looks to be trying to finish this quickly, but Booker recovers and starts to work the arm. Two top rope moves in the opening minute of the match is maybe a bit too much, and this match hasn’t settled down yet. Hardy gets beaten down, but the spinning neckbreaker turns the tide, and gives Hardy a platform to fight back from. He hits the moonsault, but Booker kicks out, and then he misses the leg drop. Side effect isn’t enough either, as Hardy is on the verge of winning the title. He kicks out of the bookend, but the scissors kick is too much for him, and Booker keeps the title. Good match here, and that fact is was kept short probably helped it as it was all action for a lot of the match. Possibly MOTN so far, but again, these two can probably do better
Batista vs. Rey should be the David vs. Goliath kind of match, with Batista dominating with his power, while Rey has to use his speed to get into the match., and straight away, this happens to Rey, who doesn’t look like he has much of a chance. Rey fights back with the enziguiri, but it isn’t enough to get the win, and then he gets dominated again. Huge crossbody from Rey is what he has to do if he wants to win the match, but he needs more if he is to win. He goes for the 619, but Batista moves out of the way, and gets hit with the spinebuster, but kicks out. Frog splash isn’t enough to win the match for Rey, and he goes for the seated senton, but Batista nails the Batista Bomb, and that is that, and enough to give Batista the win. Solid match here, which was pretty good for Batista going 15 minutes, but somehow, I don’t think this is the end of the matter, and I think that more can be done with these two. Tying with Booker/Hardy for MOTN so far, but this was a win that Batista needed to get.
Solid promo from Edge, but some of the worst interviewing I’ve ever seen has happened from the show tonight, with some dire questions… still, I would say Edge wins this match, if it wasn’t for the fact 3 heels have won on the trot… but he is still my pick
Orton and Benoit start this match off, and this is probably going to be a long match, with nothing else on the show doing more than 15 minutes so far tonight. Thinking we may see someone from Raw jumping ship here to make the ending of the match a bit more shocking, but then again, that may not happen. Some nice work with JBL and Benoit when the two of them were in the match, and I still see them feuding for a bit more after this match is over. Surprised to see Christian go so soon in the match, which makes him look quite weak, especially as it was a clean pin to take him out. Orton’s RKO gets rid of him, and definitely gives him something to brag about on afterwards as their feud carries on. Benoit and JBL then go back to fighting, and Benoit almost gets the fall after the headbutt, but JBL kicks out. Benoit carries it on though, and he dominates JBL< and he has to tap to the crossface, as it is down to 4. So far, Benoit has been the MVP of the match, and I don’t recall Angle doing anything. Some nice work from Angle and Benoit when they got in the ring, and then Orton tries to tap over, but he has to tap to the sharpshooter, as it has been Benoit’s match so far. Benoit looks as if he has Edge out of the match as well, but Edge has to use the belt to fight back, and in doing so, eliminates Benoit, who looked very good in this match. Down to Edge and Angle, and Edge is the only person who should win this match, as Angle needs to move away from the title scene for a while, as he was stale in the feud with RVD, and hasn’t improved enough in this feud so far. Belly to belly to the outside was a great move, and Angle has all the momentum with him hardly wrestling tonight. Angle kicks out of the spear, and then gets the ankle lock in on Edge, who has to tap put, and Angle gets the title back. Not too keen on that for reasons I’ve already explained, but lets see what happens. Just don’t think he needs the title, and isn’t doing anything for me as a face or heel at the moment. A good match to close the show, but overall, this ppv wasn’t the best you have done. Not a single bad match on the show, but nothing great either