Matt Hardy vs Edge, Chris Benoit vs Orlando Jordan, Kurt Angle vs Eugene, The Undertaker vs Randy Orton, Eddie Guerrero vs Rey Mysterio, John Cena vs Chris Jericho, JBL vs Batista, Hulk Hogan vs Shawn Michaels.
It was a long time since I saw a WWE PPV event. This one was fun, thanks to some good backstage promos (including a very funny moment with Chris Jericho, Edge, and The Miz), as well as an excellent main event. Alright, time to talk about the matches!
Match 1: Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston (Intercontinental Championship) A good starter match,but Nexus breaking it up was kind of a drag (even though I knew something like that would happen). 6/10
Match 2: Alicia Fox vs. Melina (Divas Championship) Not bad, but kind of boring, and LayCool coming in afterwards was a waste of time. However, I was happy that Melina won. 5/10
Match 3: Big Show vs. The SES (3-on-1 Tornado Handicap Match) This was amusing, but just stupid. Why would The SES attack him one at a time, instead of all together? Big Show looked tough, but now what for The SES? If they can't beat one guy, will they break up? I certainly hope so, because I find this current storyline very boring. 5/10
Match 4: Sheamus vs. Randy Orton (WWE Championship) All of the previous matches were okay, but this was the first really good match of the night. Having it end with a disqualification was expected, but this was a very hard hitting match that was entertaining regardless. Orton just went berserk at the end, which is always fun to see. 8/10
Match 5: Kane vs. Rey Mysterio (World Heaviweight Championship) This was used as filler between the WWE title match and the main event. Most of the match was Kane manhandling Mysterio, and the ending pinfall was pretty anticlimactic. Every time Rey had something going, Kane shut it down. Most of these "Big vs. Small" matches are very good, but this one was only okay. The one great thing about this match was the return of Undertaker (which was also expected), but even he wasn't very exciting. For once "The Deadman" actually looked dead, pale skin and all. 6/10
Match 6: Team WWE vs. The Nexus (7-on-7 Elimination Tag Team Match) Now this was impressive. Fast paced, and ultimately satisfying. The big twist was at the beginning when Daniel Bryan replaced The Miz on Team WWE. Then something even more unexpected happened! The Nexus lost two team members right away. This was a long match, but never boring. My favourite part was when Bret Hart went to town on Skip Sheffield with a chair, got disqualified, then Jericho came in with a codebreaker, and then tagged Edge in for the spear and the pinfall. Wow, that was an adrenaline rush! Of course Edge and Jericho turned on Cena afterwards, but come on, it's Edge and Jericho, you had to expect that from them. Also, I think Team WWE would've been better off with Miz instead of Bryan. So I was happy when The Miz nailed him in the back of the head during the match. Obviously, it had to come down to John Cena and Wade Barret, which was over quickly, but still good fun. 10/10
The final word: As The Miz would say: AAAWWWWEEEESSSSSOOOMMMEEEEE!!! 8/10
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