Horrid undercard makes for lackluster PPV, but watch for main events
Survivor Series 07 had one of the worst undercards of any ppv in 2007. The main events were enjoyable but there was only one truly watchable match on the undercard.
1.Triple Threat Match for the ECW Championship: CM Punk(c) vs. John Morrison vs. The Miz OK way to kick off the show. The match featured some good high-flying moves and was very back and forth. After a relatively short match, Punk hits the GTS on Miz to retain his title. Decent. 5/10.
2.Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Maria, Torrie Wilson, and Michelle McCool vs. Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall, Melina, Victoria, and Layla This 10 Diva tag team match was not elimination style like the other traditional Survivor Series matches but was still entertaining and short. Mickie James nails down the win for her team after a Kiss of Death on Melina. The expected catfight took place afterwards. OK. 5/10.
3.World Tag Team Championship: Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch(c) vs. Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes Congratulations to Cody Rhodes for this being his first ppv. The match was pretty boring and short much like the ECW Championship match. It ends up just being OK. Murdoch pins Rhodes after a sunset flip powerbomb. Boring. 4/10.
4. 5 on 4 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team Triple H (Triple H, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio, and Kane) vs. Team Umaga (Umaga, Finlay, Big Daddy V, Mr. Kennedy, and MVP) Matt Hardy was supposed to compete as a member of Team Triple H but had a knee injury. Things started off bad for Team Triple H. First Kane gets eliminated cheap after a friggin elbow drop from Big Daddy V. Honestly, how much can having a big sack of pudding fall on your chest hurt? A couple minutes later, Mysterio gets Samoan Spiked out of the match. So now it's 5 on 2. Now Hardy and Triple H turn things up a notch. Hardy eliminates MVP after a Twist of Fate. Then Big Daddy V goes to attack but misses an elbow drop, which lands right on Mr. Kennedy. Triple H then pins him. 3 on 2. About a minute later Hardy and Triple H hit Big Daddy V with a Double DDT and Triple H eliminates him. So now things are evened up as it is 2 on 2. They actually all had a pretty good battle for a few minutes. Then Finlay receives a Pedigree from Triple H and is eliminated. Shortly after, Umaga gets a Pedigree as well. Triple H then tags in Hardy and lets him Swanton Bomb Umaga and eliminate him to win the match for the pair. This was the only good undercard match of the night. 7/10.
5.The Great Khali vs. Hornswoggle Survivor Series 07 continues campaigning for Worst Undercard of 2007 with this next bout. Come on, a midget vs. a 7' 4" giant? This was hardly a match, as Hornswoggle spent most of the time running away, and Khali might have pushed him once or twice. That all occurred in 3 minutes, before Finlay ran out and beat down Khali with a shillelagh, giving Khali the win via DQ. Did this really warrant a ppv slot? 1/10.
6.WWE Championship: Randy Orton(c) vs. Shawn Michaels In Orton and HBK's Cyber Sunday rematch, if HBK used Sweet Chin Music he would be disqualified, and if Orton attempted to get himself disqualified, he would lose his title. Having his finisher banned, HBK showed his creativeness as he applied various submission maneuvers and improvised a bit. Orton also performed well. The match was somewhat slowly paced but still entertaining. Late in the match, HBK got in his groove and was about to hit Orton with Sweet Chin Music before he paused. This pause allowed Orton to hit an RKO for the win. HBK then hit his finisher after the match ended. Good match. 7/10.
7.Hell in a Cell for the World Heavyweight Championship: Batista(c) vs. The Undertaker Batista and Undertaker's year-long feud continued into Survivor Series, this time in a Hell in a Cell match. The match certainly lived up to expectations and was very exciting. Started off a little slow but business soon picked up. Cool spots included Batista hitting a Spinebuster on the steel ring steps and a Batista Bomb through a table. Late in the match, Undertaker hit a Tombstone Piledriver, but Batista kicked out. He then hit a second one, on the steel ring steps. As the ref was bringing his hand down for three, he was pulled out of the ring by his feet. This man was a returning Edge, who was disguised as a cameraman throughout the course of the match. Edge then ran into the ring and attacked The Undertaker with a video camera and a steel chair. This beatdown culminated in a con-chair-to on the steel ring steps. I'm not sure Edge cared too much about either man, but he decided to screw The Undertaker out of the gold by dragging Batista's beaten body on top of the equally beaten Undertaker, forcing the ref to count the pin and rob The Undertaker of his second World Heavyweight Championship. Before Edge's shocking return, it was a great, brutal match. 9/10.
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