Re: WWE 2007: The Year of Redemption
First time reviewing this thread, and I'm glad to have gotten some info on what went down on the main event, helped me be not as clueless.
I'm not too sure if I liked the cursing in the opening promo. "Bullshit" I'm alright with, but "fuck" not as much, I just don't see it as something you can get away with as easily. Nevertheless, a solid recap that gave me a good feel about what was going on, with both men playing their roles well. Batista was convincing as the pissed-off guy wanting the World Title after being screwed, and although the description for Kane wasn't as great, it still introduced me to Kane and his voices, which is good to know. Teddy was biased towards the big man again (he's always favored Batista, true facts), but the Triple Threat for the belt at Backlash sounds like it'll be a powerful match. The main event between tonight sounds great, especially with the stipulation it comes with, and I'm looking forward to finding out who Batista's partner'll be. Good intro here.
We really got nothing of the match, except that DnD were getting jobbed out, something I don't mind. Still, would've liked to have seen more. The Blueblood's assault was pretty brutal and drove their feud with the Tag Champs well, and them being busted open was a nice touch to make it seem a little more intense. Looking forward to London and Kendrick getting some payback for it.
Pretty funny stuff with Miz getting rejected, and more info for me to take in here as well. Good interview as well, Miz really making himself looking like a big deal, and some harsh words against Scotty and Rey. I'm not expecting too much from Miz/Scotty, but MizTV on the other hand, sounds like it'll be a great segment.
For some reason, I really don't see Miz bieng the type of guy to squash people, but you're pushing him, so I guess it works. In any case, his taunting Rey fans was a great touch to get heat and progress his feud with Rey. Next week's MizTV should be a great segment to really put him over.
Kennedy was awesome here, especially the line about having one too many. Good stuff here, and I'm looking forward to the match more thanks to this segment. However, I think that the MITB defense maybe should've been held at Backlash, as it would've been a better way to put Kennedy over on a bigger stage. Unless, that's what you plan on doing, so I'll just read on and see what happens. Great segment here.
I really think Jeter and Maryse should've come out to a theme song instead of already being in the ring when this started. Anyway, Jeter went with th original heel tactics of dissing a crowd and a little kid, should've gotten some big heat for that. I think maybe his match with Jimmy should've been a little shorter, as seven minutes probably wouldn't have held the crowd's attention much for the newcomer. I like that he has a submission finisher, but maybe it should've been something that looks a little more impressive. Good win for Jeter, although he already messed up in his claim, being the quickest person to win a title. Carlito and DiBiase Jr. did that in their very first match, unless you meant quickest as in literal speed, MPH type of way.
Hmm. A Booker/Matt feud would be a great way to elevate Matt, and it seems that way. Matt's pretty driven in this case, good stuff, and Booker's the typical chickenshit heel avoiding conflict when it doesn't benefit him. Made me look forward to their match, great job here. And as for Boogeyman, maybe you should look into releasing him.
Draft special are always something to look forward to, should be big.
Awesome segment here, just awesome. I loved Chavo thinking Helms meant he'd gotten a title shot for every title other than his, hilarious stuff. The match next week should be a great one, as both can really go, and up to fifteen minutes of it? Great stuff. Definitely looking forward to it.
Didn't know the match was No DQ, maybe you should've emphasized on that during their segment. Anyway, fine match to put Kennedy over, but what I didn't like was that Finlay hit the Rollings Hills and didn't put him away, but then Kennedy hit the Green Bay Plunge for the finish. It's the same move, and you didn't say Kennedy did it from the top rope for the extra impact, unless it was implied. Anyway, good match for Kennedy to pick up some big momentum, and he didn't even use the No DQ rules, as far as we knew.
Good stuff from MVP, and once again Teddy's being biased. MVP has all the qualifications for getting a US Title Match. However, the tag match next week sounds just a little odd. Benoit's teaming with the guy that wants his title, and if they win as a team, then that guy gets the title match? If Benoit was heel, he could easily desert MVP. I doubt that's what'll happen, but it could. Either way, putting those four in the ring together should make for a great match.
Now, I'm sure that this was a great match if we'd gotten more from it, but it really didn't come off that way, especially since arguably the most important man in the match, 'Taker the World Champ, didn't do anything. And Kane, he didn't really fare well either, might've helped to show how he got the tables turned on him. Sort of disappointing for the main event. It did really show Batista's passion for wanting the title back, and that Benoit can have with the best, though.
Decent show, but it really lacked PPV-focus. Looking over the current card, only one match at Backlash features SmackDown!. Aside from this, it was centered more around the development of characters and wrestlers, which is perfectly fine. The matches were quick short sentences, which didn't really do much, other than the Finlay/Kennedy match. I can't said this is the best I've seen from you, but there's definitely potential there, and I'll try to help you out as much as I can to develop that potential. 7/10.