Not as great as the 2005 and 2006 One Night Stands, but still good in it's own right
Match 1: Rob Van Dam vs Randy Orton in a Stretcher match - Good opener for the extreme pay per view. Orton starts this whole Raw vs ECW rivalry, in which he goes around attacking legends and ends up beating on ECW Originals Tommy Dreamer and Rob Van Dam. Van Dam is signed for a Stretcher match to end his feud with Orton at this event. Van Dam wins the match, but Orton DDTs him from the ringside barrier to the mat for the win. They play it off that Van Dam has a concussion.
Match 2: CM Punk, Tommy Dreamer & The Sandman vs Elijah Burke, Matt Striker & Marcus Cor Von in a Tables match - The ECW brand needed to throw in it's share for the extreme event. This is what transpires for them in the end of it all. A very good tables match. The New Breed would have probably won if CM Punk had not teamed with Dreamer and Sandman. In the end Punk suplexes Striker onto Burke through the table for the win. Great match.
Match 3: The Hardys (c) vs The World's Greatest Tag Team in a Ladder match for the World Tag Team Championship - The Hardys have really recaptured the eye of the tag team division since reuniting and snagging the tag belts from John Cena and Shawn Michaels. Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin give a great performance in a title match they really didn't earn. In the end The Hardys end up retaining against The World's Greatest Tag Team in a fantastic ladder match.
Match 4: Kane vs Mark Henry in a Lumberjack match - There really is nothing extreme about a Lumberjack match. You don't use weapons or anything, people just throw you back into the ring. Wow really extreme stuff. This was a poor match. Mark Henry is a poor wrestler, entertainer, performer. Basically everything there is to say he is bad at. In the end he makes Kane submit to a bearhug. Weak match.
Match 5: Vince McMahon (c) vs Bobby Lashley for the ECW Championship in a Street Fight - This turned out to be more of a handicap match as usual with McMahon. Lashley ends up fighting Shane McMahon and Umaga along with Vince. Although we see great efforts to preventing Lashley from regaining the title, he in the end slams Vince to recapture the ECW title.
Match 6: Candice Michelle vs Melina in a Pudding match - The hottest match of the night. Not worth it for the wrestling, but worth it for other reasons. Candice Michelle beats Melina once again.
Match 7: Edge (c) vs Batista in a Steel Cage match for the World Heavyweight Championship - This turned out as a mediocre Cage match for the biggest prize on SmackDown. It seems that Batista is the only person allowed to challenge for the World Championship, which is getting ridiculous already. Edge sneaks out of the Cage in the end to retain, Batista gets all unhappy and throws some stuff.
Match 8: John Cena (c) vs The Great Khali in a Falls Count Anywhere match for the WWE Championship - Another main event in which Cena overcomes the odds. Khali throws Cena around the arena for a good amount of the match. Cena then in the end overcomes it all and FU's The Great Khali off of a truck onto the floor to retain the WWE Championship. Weak main event, good ending.
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