Cyber Sunday was probably one of WWE's weaker efforts of 2008 but was still OK. There were only one or two really great matches and nothing really stood out. People will also be very upset with the ending.
1.Kane vs. Rey Mysterio The fans voted for this match to be a No Holds Barred match. I was upset that the fans didn't pick Falls Count Anywhere because it could have been similar to the Jeff Hardy vs. Umaga match at One Night Stand, which worked very well(same idea, big monster guy vs. high flyer). This match wasn't very hardcore at all. Rey took out a kendo stick early on to hit Kane in the legs with and they used the ring steps and a chair, briefly. So that was disappointing. Rey wins after a 619 and Springboard Splash. I hope this feud dies at Survivor Series, because of its sheer stupidity. 4/10.
2.ECW Championship: Matt Hardy(c) vs. Evan Bourne Hardy and the fans got their wish when Evan Bourne scored nearly 70% of the votes to become Matt's opponent for the title. This might have been match of the night right here. Bourne and Hardy immediately clicked in the ring and performed many high-flying moves. Bourne had a very nice counter at one point when Hardy had his hands pinned. Hardy delivered a couple side effects, Bourne hit a diving knee drop. In the end, Bourne missed a Shooting Star Press, Hardy tried for a Twist of Fate, Bourne countered, then Hardy got back up and hit a Twist of Fate for the win. Very exciting match. 7/10.
3.John Morrison and The Miz vs. Cryme Tyme The fans somehow picked this match over Punk and Kingston vs. Rhodes and DiBiase for the Tag Titles. This greatly upset me, so my judgment of this match likely won't be very accurate because I was upset that this match was even happening. To me, it was a pretty generic tag team match that belonged on TV and I didn't like it. A cool spot came when Shad tossed his partner over the top rope onto Morrison and Miz. Morrison gets the win for himself and Miz after a Moonlight Drive. Pretty predictable match. 4/10.
4.Intercontinental Championship: Santino Marella vs. The Honky Tonk Man I will not rate this match because it lasted 2 minutes and was more of an in-ring segment than anything. It was an entertaining one, however. Honky Tonk Man challenged Santino to a very funny dance-off after belittling him. In the actual match, Beth Phoenix pulled Honky's leg out from under him causing a dq. Goldust and Roddy Piper then came out to assault Santino.
5.Last Man Standing: Undertaker vs. Big Show Did I say Bourne/Hardy was match of the night? I take it back, this was. This one was entertaining right from the get-go. At one point Undertaker took a chair and put it on Big Show's throat before slamming him into the ring post neck first. Ouch. Taker did the thing from No Mercy where he countered a chokeslam attempt into a ddt. Taker got thrown over the barricade, then when he climbed on top of the wall he got chokeslammed off of it through the announcer's table. Taker gets up at 9. Taker gets chokeslammed inside the ring and gets up at 9, then gets up at 9 after a punch to the head. Undertaker then surprises everyone by locking in his chokehold from the early half of this year. Big Show is choked out and down for 10 as Taker wins. Great match. 8/10.
6.WWE Championship: Triple H(c) vs. Jeff Hardy Jeff Hardy got voted in by the fans to face Triple H one on one in a No Mercy rematch. I thought we would see a run in from Kozlov but for the second straight pay-per-view it didn't happen. This match was almost as good as their match at No Mercy but not quite. Triple H locked in the Crippler Crossface at one point, and Hardy got out of it with a very impressive counter. The theme in the match was Hardy wanted to make sure Triple H was completely done before going for a pin. This was proved by Hardy hitting 2 consecutive Whisper in the Winds before going for the pin. Triple H kicks out. Hardy countered the Pedigree and hit a Twist of Fate and Swanton bomb. But, Hardy decided to go for another one. He missed. Hardy went to the top rope again later, but Triple H hooked his arms and dragged him off the turnbuckle before hitting a Pedigree for the win. Good match but not great. 7/10.
7.World Heavyweight Championship: Chris Jericho(c) vs. Batista w/ Special Guest Referee Stone Cold Steve Austin Jericho tried leaving early on but Austin told him that Batista gets the title if Jericho gets counted out or dq'd. This match was entertaining without featuring very exceptional wrestling. Batista relied heavily on the power moves while Jericho tried to get away from him. Austin accidentally got hit by Batista and fell out of the ring later on. Jericho hits a Codebreaker, and Michaels comes out for a very, very slow count. Batista kicks out. Michaels then got outside the ring, and was hit with a Clothesline from Hell by John Bradshaw Layfield. Jericho grabbed the title and hit Batista over the head with it. Randy Orton comes out to count the pin, but Batista kicks out. Austin then comes back in the ring and hits Orton with a Stunner. He tries to hit a Stunner on Jericho, but Jericho counters. Batista then hits a Spinebuster and a Batista Bomb on Jericho, and Austin counts the pin. Batista is the new champ and he celebrates with Austin with beer. 6/10.
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