CAL SCALE TIME.
No Way Out 2007
Chris Benoit/Jeff Hardy/Matt Hardy vs MVP/Joe Mercury/Johnny Nitro : *** ¼
Scotty 2 Hotty vs Davari vs Gregory Helms vs Funaki vs Shannon Moore vs Jimmy Wang Yang vs Jamie Noble vs Chavo Guerrero : ** ½
Finlay/Hornswoggle vs Boogeyman/Little Boogeyman : DUD
King Booker vs Kane : ** ½
Paul London/Brian Kendrick vs Deuce N’ Domino : * ¾
Bobby Lashley vs Ken Kennedy : ** ¼
Undertaker/Batista vs Shawn Michaels/John Cena : ****
Overall Score : 4.5
This show was saved by the main event. Sure, the opener was awesome and all, but you can't centerpiece a PPV around a *** 1/4
match, that's just absurd. The main event tag is legit one of the best PPV tags the company has ever done, probably a top 15 Tag match in company history now that I think about it. It had extraneous amounts of SHAWN-TAKER... What else do you need in a main event ? CENA IN 2007.
The Cruiserweight open is probably the best gaunlet ever since I hate practically all of them. Booker-Kane exceeded all of my expectations due to on paper looking like it would be an absolutely horrendous piece of garbage. ECW match was decent but really a NOTHING match when it boils down to it, same with the DND tag. Deuce and Domino fucking SUCKED alright ?
Boogeyman/Little Boogeyman vs Finlay/Hornswoggle. That's all I need to say. Complete one match show but the opener is definitely worth watching as well.
Kane vs Finlay : ***
Ken Kennedy vs Carlito vs Umaga : * 1/2
Rey Mysterio vs Chavo Guerrero : ** 1/2
Divas Battle Royal : DUD
CM Punk vs John Morrison : ** ¾
Triple H vs King Booker : ** ½
Batista vs The Great Khali : ½ *
John Cena vs Randy Orton : *** 1/2
Overall Score : 2
Oh this show was BAD. It was like No Way Out in the sense that the only matches worth watching are the opener and the main event, but there a few pretty big differences ; first of all the opener at NWO was a tad bit better. Secondly, the main event at NWO is a must see, go out of your way to witness match, the main event match here is awesome but just not a must see. Lastly... THIS IS SUMMERSLAM, A show that's supposed to be the number one show of the year and we get the following : One of the worst WHC matches in company history, a horrible drawn out battle royal even by DIVA standards, and a HORRIBLE triple threat match in which I feel bad for Umaga.
The opener was awesome and I don't want anybody disputing it. Finlay working those ribs were a thing of beauty with all of his FINLAY moves and such, if Kane sold a little better this would probably be bumped up quite a tad. Not to say that Kane didn't sell good, because he did for a considerable margin of the match, but the finish left more to be desired. The two returns and the Punk match were nice little matches, but nowhere near the likes of what Trips, Mysterio, and Punk are capable of all on one of the biggest stages of the year. Trips's return was so over the top that I actually had to LOL at it honestly, with the whole six million dollar man thing
Cena-Orton was pretty great on a rewatch due to their ability to pull their match out of the drone like feel at the beginning and drag it upwards. The first quarter of this match is absolute shit and I don't know how anybody can dispute that (hinders me from giving this higher for sure), but for a majority of the match this kicked ass with the ton of near falls, counters, and excitement with a hot crowd to boot. OMFGCENAIN2007. This PPV sucks and it's the worst Summerslam of the WWE era by FAR, one of the worst if not THE worst Summerslam ever actually
Watching UNFORGIVEN 2007 now. What a fucking pile of shit for a PPV, happened on my Birthday and elected to watch the Patriots thrash the Chargers on Sunday Night Football instead of ordering it. Best saving of 40 dollars I've ever had in my fucking life