The 17th annual Royal Rumble match, with the winner receiving a shot at the WWE Title or the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania XX. Also, WWE Title: Brock Lesnar vs. Hardcore Holly, ... See full summary »
30 men compete in the annual staggered battle royal, known as the Royal Rumble, for a WWF Title shot at WrestleMania X-Seven. Plus Kurt Angle vs. Triple H for the WWF Title, Chris Benoit vs... See full summary »
The biggest Superstars of RAW and SmackDown! clash at Royal Rumble to determine who will go to WrestleMania 21 as the heavyweight contender. The Road to WrestleMania begins as RAW and SmackDown! present WWE Royal Rumble.
No Mercy was a very good Pay Per View. Featuring good performances from most competitors, a lively atmosphere from the 11,000 people in attendance and a nice array of moves this has been the most consistent PPV since Wrestlemania 24.
A few minor complaints - firstly the match between Beth Phoenix and Candice Michelle was rubbish as would one would expect from a match featuring Michelle. The women has no wrestling skills, crap mike skills and doesn't interact with the audience. 'The Glamazon' on the other hand needs the right opponent (Melina, Mickie James etc) so she can have a decent enough match.
The Rey Mysterio vs Kane match was good but the finish was abysmal and failed to make any sense. Why would a man who wants to see his opponent unmask is he loses smash him senseless with a chair and in the process get himself disqualified? I expect this kind of finish in TNA.
And the Batista vs JBL match was just passable but thank the lord the WWE scriptwriters kept it short at 5:18.
And now for the good - Matt Hardy managed to carry his opponent Mark Henry to a decent enough match but being lumbered with fat slob Henry kind of give me the impression that WWE doesn't give a toss about Hardy's career, Hardy deserves better.
As soon as I heard that the Undertaker was going to enter a feud with the Big Show I had a panic attack because I suffered flashbacks to their mediocre feuds in 2003. Happily though Show entered a fine performance against' The Deadman' and WWE booked the right finish in where Show scored the win with knockout punches.
And now for the damn right marvellous - Jeff Hardy and Triple H had a cracking match, featuring world class performances from both man, they put on a superb show, Triple H won of course.
And finally Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho put on a great display in a dramatic and worthy Ladder Match. I have to say this whole Shawn vs Jericho feud has been the best for some time.
Results from the show, which was held in Portland, Oregon on October 5th: Matt Hardy downed Mark Henry in a decent opener.... Beth Pheonix defeated Candice Michelle.... Rey Mysterio defeated Kane via DQ in a good match.... Batista pinned John Bradshaw Layfield in a passable match to become to no 1 contender for the World title.... The Big Show defeated The Undertaker with knockout punches.... Triple H pinned Jeff Hardy in an excellent match.... Chris Jericho defeated Shawn Michaels in an exciting Ladder Match.
Overall Grade - A-
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