We take a look and analyze the final New Years Revolution event for WWE.
Match 1: Jeff Hardy (c) vs Johnny Nitro for the Intercontinental Championship in a Steel Cage match - Another good one from these two. They put on some good matches during their feud that lasted 2006-2007. Overall some very nice spots in this cage match. Jeff was extremely over with the crowd and got a major reaction. The finish was very well done as Jeff Hardy escapes the cage to retain the Championship.
Match 2: Cryme Tyme vs The Highlanders vs The World's Greatest Tag Team vs Jim Duggan & Super Crazy vs Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch in a Tag Team Turmoil match - A match added to fill the time, if I must put it simply to you. We see teams like The Highlanders, The World's Greatest Tag Team and Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch that could have been so much more than they were. Then we have a team like Jim Duggan & Super Crazy that makes you scratch your head in confusion. The match was overall a 20 minute waste. In the end Cryme Tyme gets the win.
Match 3: Ric Flair vs Kenny Dykstra - I understood that WWE was trying to push Kenny, but Ric Flair is quite possibly one of the greatest names in wrestling history. The man is a 16 time World Champion, he has competed at the grandest stages in both WWE & WCW, but at this event he was paid to overall job to a former male cheerleader. The match was just a waste of time. In the end Dykstra gets the win over Flair, a complete miss. They didn't even end up pushing Kenny anyway.
Match 4: Mickie James (c) vs Victoria for the Women's Championship - Both women are extremely hot, and can wrestle. This match was what it was, and was good for what it was. Maybe not the best match these two have ever put out, but still a decent mid card match. In the end Mickie retains her title after pinning Victoria.
Match 5: Rated RKO (c) vs D-Generation X for the World Tag Team Championship - The match of the night. Edge & Orton really worked well together for the short time that they were a team. DX was well over with the crowd and got an ever bigger pop than dare we say... John Cena. The match was really good and showcased all four of Raw's top talents. Towards the end Triple H hits a spinebuster on Orton and suffers the knee injury that kept him out until SummerSlam. The match ends in a no contest, which the fans hate. Even though the ending wasn't clear cut, it was still a very good tag team match.
Match 6: Carlito vs Chris Masters - This feud we have seen drag on from early 2006 is still going. Remember when Carlito faced Masters at Backlash 2006? Well they dropped the ball and just randomly picked up the feud again for this match. It wasn't the greatest and in the end Masters is able to defeat Carlito. As far as I know, this was the last match these two had against each other.
Match 7: John Cena (c) vs Umaga for the WWE Championship - At this point in his title reign, Cena wasn't nearly as annoying as he was by the end of 2007. At this point Umaga had been undefeated since debuting in the WWE, and it was booked like Umaga was going to beat John Cena for the WWE Championship and continue going undefeated. Well the fans weren't really into Umaga, but Cena got the massive mixed reaction that he always gets. The match was fairly decent, Cena has some wrestling ability. In the end he pins Umaga and retains the WWE Championship. Ending the winning streak of Umaga in the process.
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