Tuesday 17 March 2020

WWE Survivor Series 2008 Review

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Seanomaniac Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling review series that is stranger than a WWE show without a crowd! It’s WWE Survivor Series 2008, all about the return of one man. His name is John Cena, back from a herniated disc in his neck to challenge champion Chris Jericho! But wait, that is not who was champion at the end of Cyber Sunday what happened? Well, Jericho won the championship back the night after in a cage match, Vince decided to do a title change on the pay per view so people would believe in the Cyber Sunday concept. Have to say that sucks for Jericho and Batista, Batista is back in an awkward spot while Jericho’s championship reign does not look long for this world. We also have Triple H defending his WWE Championship against Vladimir Kozlov, The Moscow Mauler while we have a whole host of tag team elimination matches I am sure to sink our teeth into on this night.

Team Michaels (Shawn Michaels/Rey Mysterio/Great Khali vs Cryme Tyme) vs Team JBL (JBL/MVP/John Morrison/Miz/Kane)

A bunch of feuds thrown together in this traditional elimination match. It seems Khali has recently turned babyface, MVP is on a massive losing streak. Mysterio and MVP start, knees and right hands from MVP. Whip to the buckle, Mysterio eats a clothesline. Whip off the ropes, Mysterio ducks the clothesline. Pop-up hurricanrana and dropkick for two, tag to JTG. Double kicks and dropkick to a kneeling MVP, two for JTG. Punches from JTG before MVP lands Shining Black off and a dropkick to the knee. JTG does not get up from that, MVP has pinned someone. MVP celebrates too much and gets a Brain Chop from Khali.

JTG/MVP Have Been Eliminated!

Khali faces off with Kane, chops and uppercuts. Khali chokes Kane in the corner, Kane throat thrusts Khali. Kane looks for a chokeslam, Khali counters with an elbow and chops down Kane. Tag to Mysterio, Mysterio dives off Khali’s shoulders onto Kane and that’s it for The Big Red Monster. Suppose that means that their feud is dead and buried?

Kane Has Been Eliminated!

Morrison comes in, kneeing Mysterio. Stomps and attacks from Morrison, whip to the buckle. Mysterio dodges Morrison, kicks from Mysterio. Tilt-a-whirl headscissors from Mysterio, tag to Shad. Shad tosses Mysterio into Morrison, military press slam by Shad. Morrison dropkicks the knees of Shad, Shad hits the middle rope. Elbows and stomps by Morrison, tag to Miz. Quick tag to Morrison, double beatdown on Shad. Tag to Miz, Irish whip but Shad ducks. Clotheslines for Morrison & Miz, corner elbow on Miz. Powerslam on Miz, elbow drop. Morrison distracts Shad, Reality Check on Shad from Miz and we have the elimination.

Shad Has Been Eliminated!

Michaels steps into the ring, Miz steps up for team JBL. Miz manages to hit his clothesline, tag to Morrison. Slingshot elbow and knee combination from Morrison & Miz. Tag to JBL, JBL tees off on Michaels. Hangman’s neck-breaker and elbow drop for two, Michaels blocks the right hands of JBL. Chopping back, Michaels is firing up but JBL cuts off HBK. Back into the corner, JBL tags Miz. Miz pummels Michaels in the eye, HBK is bleeding now. Tag to Morrison who continues to punish that eye, reverse chin-lock from Morrison. Michaels elbows out of the hold, Morrison tries to toss Michaels to the floor but Michaels skins the cat. Morrison nails Michaels with his flying forearm and a kip-up too, scoop slam and its elbow drop time but Michaels rolls out of the way.

Michaels looks for the tag, Morrison tags Miz as Michaels tags Mysterio. Springboard senton and hurricanrana from Mysterio, Miz elevates Mysterio to the apron but Mysterio forearms Miz. Springboard dropkick, 619 and diving splash for the elimination.

Miz Has Been Eliminated!

Morrison tries to rush Mysterio, Mysterio dodges and nails a drop toehold. Hurricanrana, Morrison is in position for the 619. JBL blind tags in and shoulder blocks Mysterio. Elbows and knees from JBL, tag to Morrison. Morrison kicks the ribs and chokes Mysterio with his boot. Middle rope choke from Morrison, back-breaker with stretch from Morrison. Mysterio knees his way out, big kick to the chest. Morrison counters Mysterio’s bulldog for a back-breaker, tag to JBL. Abdominal stretch from JBL, whip to the buckle and a boot to the back of the head. JBL places Mysterio on the top rope, clubbing blows to the back. JBL wants the super belly to back suplex but Mysterio knocks down The Big Texan. Diving Moonsault wipes out JBL, tag to Michaels.

Chops, flying forearm and a suck it to Morrison. Inverted atomic drops to JBL, right hands and a scoop slam on JBL. Morrison is knocked off the apron, JBL rolls away from the elbow drop. Plancha from HBK, JBL and Michaels are brawling on the floor, JBL is counted out while Michaels makes it back into the ring. Morrison tries sweet chin music but Michaels ducks and waffles Morrison with Sweet Chin Music for the win.

Decent match for sure, disappointed that it seems Mysterio vs Kane has come to an end with a Cyber Sunday match as opposed to a bigger pay per view match. Michaels vs JBL despite its minimal build has been good, the feud between these two could be something special. The in-ring work was fine, nothing spectacular or special about it though, a bit better than a house show match.

Winners: Team Michaels over Team JBL via Sweet Chin Music!

Team McCool (Michelle McCool/Maryse/Victoria/Natalya/Maria) vs Team Phoenix (Beth Phoenix/Mickie James/Jillian/Candice Michelle/Kelly Kelly)

Babyfaces and heels combine as we have a bit of brand warfare going on two brands battle for supremacy. Phoenix and McCool start, keylock from Phoenix. Michelle counters with a lovely headscissors, Beth and Michelle trade big shots. Dropkick from Michelle, the two start pumping chests before Maryse tags in. Maryse and Michelle begin brawling, not good for this team. Beth stares down Maryse, Maria tags in. Beth chokes Marie and tosses her into the corner. Beth misses a corner clothesline, knees and headscissors by Maria. Beth forearms Maria, Kelly Kelly is in with an apron sunset flip. Two for Kelly, series of pin-fall attempts from the two. Victoria blind tags in, Kelly lands a hurricanrana on Victoria for the elimination. Maryse nails Kelly with a back-breaker for the elimination.

Victoria/Kelly Kelly Have Been Eliminated!

Mickie bursts into the ring, Mickie lands clotheslines and dropkicks on Maryse, Maryse tags in Michelle. Mickie and Michelle trade pin-fall attempts before a Russian legsweep from Michelle. Two for Michelle, neck-breaker from Mickie. Maria tries breaking up the pin, Maria hits Michelle by mistake. MickieDT and Michelle is eliminated due to Maria’s mess up. Mickie gets distracted by Beth, her partner and Maryse rolls her up with a handful of tights.

Mickie James/Michelle McCool Have Been Eliminated!

Maryse leaves the ring as Candice runs in, here comes Natalya. More pin-fall attempts, slap and kick to the knee from Natalya. Sharpshooter is locked in from Natalya, Candice crawls towards the ropes but Natalya pulls her away. Jillian interferes illegally and attacks Natalya, Natalya turns around and asks “Who did that?” Natalya walks into a spear from Candice, who jacknife covers her for the elimination.

Natalya Has Been Eliminated!

Maryse comes in and slaps Beth, Jillian is like what the hell? Maryse tags Maria, Maria runs in and eats a Samoan drop for two as Jillian waffles Maryse off the apron. Whip to the buckle, handspring elbow by Jillian. Maria lands a victory roll off a reversed Irish whip, Maria eliminates Jillian. Candice runs in and lands a northern lights suplex for the elimination.

Jillian/Maria Have Been Eliminated!

Maryse comes in, Candice starts selling her leg from the sharpshooter. Maryse knocks Beth off the apron, Maryse applies a figure four like manoeuvre on Candice. Candice is eliminated, no bell or anything to signal that. We are down to two, Maryse kicks Beth in the back of the head. Whip to the buckle, Maryse elbows Beth. Middle rope crossbody goes wrong as Beth catches Maryse. Maryse slips out of the powerslam, roll-up attempt. Two, Maryse tries for her DDT but one Glam Slam later and this match is over.

Bizarre and awful, the way some of these women were eliminated were shocking. The agents who booked this should be ashamed, pure garbage at times. I have no idea what they were trying to do with this match because nobody looked good in this match, nobody. Most of them were distracted and rolled up or hit with some weak looking manoeuvre. Candice and Maria looked awful, no idea why it took them so long to set up for that suplex. Confusion fuck up during Mickie’s elimination, no real clarification on Candice’s elimination. A shit-show all around, sucked me out of this review. I wanted nothing to do with this pay per view after that crap.

Winners: Team Beth over Team Michelle via Glam Slam!

(Casket Match) The Undertaker vs The Big Show

Loved this feud so far, Show stopped Taker from sending Vickie Guerrero to hell. Show came back with a hell of a finish, that being his KO Punch. It knocked Taker out-cold, Taker sold it like death. Taker withstood the onslaught at Cyber Sunday and walked out the victor but Taker looks to bury Show literally on this night in a coffin. They lock-up, Show unloads with rights and lefts, early KO Punch attempt but Taker looks out of the way. Taker tries to end it early, sending Show near the coffin. Show walks away though, Show sends Taker into the timekeeper’s barricade. Massive rights to the ribs, Taker’s head is bounced off the announce table. Show starts clearing the table for a chokeslam or something, Taker stumbles over.

Taker manages to fight back, monitor to the head. Show is laying across the announce table, Taker climbs onto another announce table. Massive leg drop through the table from The Deadman. Show rolls into the ring, arm-wringer from Taker. Old School is on Taker’s mind, Show crotches Taker and lands a suplex. Whip to the buckle, sidewalk slam from Show. Show rolls Taker in, Show has to close the casket. Show asks the referee to close it, Show must close it himself. Show does not want to touch the casket, Taker is clearly in the head of his opponent.

Taker comes out swinging with rights and lefts, Show reverses an Irish whip but Taker lands his flying clothesline. Corner clothesline, Show elbows Taker away to stop the second. Show is thinking Show Bomb, Taker sits up though. Middle rope Chokeslam from Taker, Taker rolls in Show. Show blocks the casket lid with both hands, right hand from Show. Chokeslam from Show, Show rips and turns over the casket. Show says that it is, Show is going home. Taker sits up, Show is backing away from The Deadman. Suddenly, fire shoots up from the ramp to block Show’s path. The druids bring out a new casket, setting it down in front of Show.

Taker is back with big right hands, Show battles back as they brawl on the stage. Show throws Taker into the casket, Taker fights back though. Show is staggering, Taker’s right hands forcing Show into the defensive. Anti-climatically, Taker whips Show into the casket match and that’s it.

So, you tease this big spot on the ramp and instead, we have Taker whipping Show into the casket and Show comically falling into said casket. When you talk about a finish that is anti-climatic, this is perfect. I cannot believe they did that, that’s more than likely the pay-off? That’s two bad matches in a row, I cannot believe they thought that would make the fans happy.

Winner: The Undertaker over The Big Show!

Team Batista (Batista/R-Truth/CM Punk/Kofi Kingston/Matt Hardy) vs Team Orton (Randy Orton/Cody Rhodes/Mark Henry/Shelton Benjamin/William Regal)

So this is where Batista is following losing his championship, it seems like a good position to be with Orton fresh off his injury against Triple H way back that cut a seemingly epic championship reign short. Beyond that, there is not a whole lot going on in this match. Punk wants Orton but the focus is on Batista vs Orton, Cody has issues with Orton. Benjamin and Truth were feuding on Smackdown and Matt Hardy is thrown in here with Mark Henry for some ECW representation. William Regal is here too, intercontinental champion who ended Marella’s run. Punk and Regal start, Punk shocks Regal who eats a GTS and that’s it for Regal.

Regal Has Been Eliminated!

Benjamin comes in, trying a roll-up. Punk kicks out and reverses an Irish whip, leaping calf kick from Punk. Tag to Kofi, Kofi has an arm-bar. Benjamin pushes Kofi to the corner, cheap shots from Benjamin. Kofi counters an Irish whip, monkey flip is countered by Benjamin. Dropkick from Kofi, Benjamin regains control though, tagging in Henry. Big kick from Henry, tag to Rhodes. Stomp from Rhodes, Kofi slides out of the slam. Monkey flip, arm-drag and an arm-bar. Tag to Hardy, right hands and an Irish whip. Elbow and elbow drop for two, front chancery and tag to Truth.

Double hip-toss for two, kicks and elbows in the corner. Arm-wringer and tag to Batista, Rhodes scrambles away. Tag to Benjamin, knees by Benjamin. Forearms too, Batista reverses the Irish whip. Elbow and boot by Batista, suplex from Batista for two. Shoulder blocks in the corner, tag to Hardy. Orton is not looking like a calm captain on the apron, Hardy whips Benjamin to the buckle. Elbow from Benjamin, Hardy is down. Tag to Orton, Orton eats a corner clothesline and bulldog for two. Scoop slam by Hardy, Hardy misses a diving moonsault. Tag to Henry, boot by Henry. Kicks to the ribs by Henry, rope guillotine from Henry, Hardy places a foot on the ropes.

Rhodes tags in, big stomps to Hardy in the corner. Hardy whips Rhodes to the corner, Rhodes leaps over Hardy but Hardy lands a vicious clothesline. Hardy and Rhodes tag out, in come Truth and Benjamin. Victory roll from Truth for two, corkscrew leg lariat for two. Benjamin whips Truth to the corner, Truth flips out, split from Truth. Lie Detector Clothesline from Truth, Scissors Kick misses though as Benjamin nails Pay Dirt for the finish.

R-Truth Has Been Eliminated!

Kofi tags in, diving crossbody for two. Massive chop and dropkick, flying clothesline knocks down Benjamin. Boom Drop, two for Kofi. Benjamin shoves away Kofi, Henry nails Kofi hard. Massive forearm, Henry steps all over Kofi. Henry uses the rope to choke Kofi, tag to Orton. Orton does his best Garvin stomp, Kofi dodges the knee drop though. Right hands from Kofi, whip is reverse by Orton. Suplex onto the rope, shoulder block from Kofi. Knee by Orton to block the shoulder block, rope-draped DDT lays out Kofi.

Kofi Has Been Eliminated!

In comes Punk, knee to the ribs. Stiff kick to the spine, leaping leg lariat for two. Whip with Punk lowering the head, kick by Orton. Tag to Rhodes, whip to the buckle. Dropkick followed by drop toehold into a hammerlock, elbows from Punk to break free. Whip to the buckle, Punk leapfrogs over and ducks a clothesline. Middle rope crossbody for two, neck-breaker for two. Whip to the buckle, high knee and bulldog for two. Rhodes elevates Punk to the apron, high kick from Punk. Manu distracts Punk, Rhodes knocks Punk off the top rope. Vicious Silver Spoon DDT ends Punk’s night, in comes Hardy.

CM Punk Has Been Eliminated!

Side Effect for two, Hardy looks for another one but Rhodes breaks free. Rhodes tags Henry, whip to the buckle. Hardy drop toeholds Henry, middle rope elbow. Side Effect for two, Hardy climbs the middle rope for a crossbody but gets caught for The World’s Strongest Slam. Hardy is gone, Henry celebrates before being caught by a Spear by Batista for the elimination. It’s three on one in favour of Team Orton.

Matt Hardy/Mark Henry Have Been Eliminated!

In comes Benjamin, clothesline and spinebuster for Benjamin. Benjamin foolishly ran in and it ends in disaster for Benjamin as a Batista Bomb spells the end of Benjamin’s night.

Shelton Benjamin Has Been Eliminated!

In comes Rhodes, Rhodes nails some forearms before eating a big boot. To the corner, Rhodes tries a middle rope move but Batista nails a clothesline. Running Powerslam, you are next says Batista to Orton. Manu is on the apron, Batista knocks him down. Rhodes tries DDT but Batista counters for a Batista Bomb. Orton tags in Rhodes, as Rhodes is in the air. Batista Bomb but Rhodes is not legal, Orton is lying in wait and it is too late when Batista realizes what’s coming. RKO and this match is over!

Not a big fan of this match, I thought the elimination formula is stale at this stage. How many people will get eliminated immediately after pinning someone else, how do I get to feel the desperation for Batista when he is all alone when he immediately cuts down the deficit by taking out two people like they were not even there? Also, why they got to do Regal like that? The Intercontinental Champion treated like that really? Interesting dynamic with Rhodes and Orton for sure, they did not play too much into it apart from a little staredown when Orton was in there with Kofi, Orton outsmarts Batista which is a little stale for me but only because Edge made Batista look foolish countless times during his reign on Smackdown.

Winners: Team Orton over Team Batista via RKO!

(WWE Championship Match) Triple H © vs Vladimir Kozlov

So, the big story here is that Jeff Hardy was meant to be in this match. A triple threat match was made, Jeff Hardy snapped due to being so close to becoming champion. Hardy is on the cusp of the main event and everyone wants to see it happen. However, Hardy was assaulted before the pay per view and is not here tonight. Instead, we have Kozlov vs Triple H. Kozlov has been build up for months as a destroyer on Smackdown. A big foreign monster heel that is undefeated to my knowledge at the date of this pay per view. Kozlov had a great look but could not wrestle for shit, this could be quite the challenge for The Game to get a decent match out of The Moscow Mauler.

Kozlov is the aggressor in this match, Triple H is tossed to the ground with ease. Waist-lock from Kozlov, Triple H counters for a side headlock. Kozlov tries to shove off Triple H but Triple H holds on tight. We want Hardy chants from the fans, this is not looking good for this match. Triple H and Kozlov trade holds which is definitely what the doctor ordered, some nice holds on display though for sure. Firemen’s carry from Kozlov, hammerlock escape from Triple H. Kozlov shakes off The Game but misses a corner clothesline, arm-bar and arm-wringer from the champion. Kozlov brings Triple H to the corner, massive shoulder blocks and forearms.

Triple H reverses the Irish whip and misses a clothesline but nails his running high knee, corner clotheslines and face-buster. DDT from Triple H, right hands drop Kozlov. Whip to the buckle, Kozlov kicks away Triple H. Triple H answers with a spinebuster, pedigree is blocked with Kozlov nails his battering ram headbutt. Kozlov throws Triple H to the floor, Kozlov takes control with a fallaway slam for two. A running powerslam from Kozlov for two, Kozlov applies a body-scissors to squeeze the life out of the champion. Kozlov lands a back-breaker for two, Kozlov rinses and repeats. Back to squeezing the ribs of the champion, Triple H is in serious trouble.

Triple H fires back with big right hands, Kozlov cuts off Triple H with a powerslam for two. More gut-wrenching from Kozlov, Triple H breaks the hold but Kozlov lands a headbutt to the spine and a big belly to belly suplex. Kozlov misses a headbutt in the corner, Pedigree connects with both men down. Out comes Vickie Guerrero who announces it will be a triple threat match. She screams “He’s here!” The he is Edge, the man who was taken out by Undertaker at Summerslam. Edge has Vickie around his finger once more? This is madness, Edge measures The Game. Spear on Triple H, Jeff Hardy is here.

The crowd loses their mind, Hardy nails Triple H by mistake with the chair. Hardy takes out Kozlov too with a brutal chair shot but in the chaos, Hardy loses Edge who answers Hardy with a Spear. Triple H is laid out by the chair shot and Edge pins The Game to take that championship!

Well a good crowd can make a decent match great and a bad crowd can destroy a match. This was the latter, the crowd were disgusted by not having Hardy and having to see Kozlov and Triple H trade holds. Even the Pedigree could not raise a reaction out of the fans, Edge was a welcome addition to the match. Hardy’s pop was tremendous though for sure, monster reaction for the charismatic enigma. Things got a lot more interesting on Smackdown, what will happen next?

Winner: Edge over Everyone Else via Chair Shot!

(WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match) Chris Jericho © vs John Cena

Big match John is back, Cena is an athletic freak where injuries do not seem to affect this man like they should. Cena is the face of the WWE and his injury could not have come at a worst time, Cena is back though and boy, they build this up like mental. Old photos, highlight reels and interviews with family, the whole she-bang all for John Cena. Jericho is excellent in his role, has been since his angle with Shawn Michaels began. Can Jericho pull the big match out of John Cena though? Can Jericho make this match as important as it has been built up by WWE?

Bell rings, Jericho calmly walks around Cena. Early FU attempt, Jericho bails to the apron. Lock-up, side headlock by Jericho. Takedown, shoulder block by Jericho. Cena rolls out, checking his neck. Cena showing doubts, will his neck hold up? Cena enters the ring and fires up on Jericho with rights and lefts, big suplex for two. Drop toehold and STFU attempt, Jericho scrambles away. Boot and clubbing blows by Jericho, Cena takes two shots to the face. Cena’s face bounces off the buckle, whip by Jericho. Cena reverses and nails a massive lariat, scoop slam and elbow drop for two.

Whip to the buckle, Cena misses a corner splash. Boots to the head by Jericho, whip by Jericho. Jericho lowers the head, boot by Cena. Throwback by Cena, Jericho is in position for that guillotine leg drop but Cena hesitates and walks back into the ring for a DDT. Two for Jericho, Cena did not want to fly of the top rope because that’s how he injured his neck. Jericho is on the floor, Cena’s head is next to the ring-post and Jericho boots Cena’s skull into the post. Sickening thud but I do not know if they are playing it up the right way, Jericho presents it as a count-out victory attempt when it rather should be about the damage to Cena’s neck. Cena slugs it out with Jericho, Jericho reverses an Irish whip and side-steps Cena.

Low dropkick to the face, Jericho exposes the barricade. Cena is sent into the steel steps, reverse chin-lock from Jericho in the ring. Cena breaks free, right hands from Cena. Cena misses his shoulder block, Jericho covers for two. Jericho places his knee and stands on the back of Cena, choking him with the middle rope. Full-nelson from Jericho, Cena breaks free before Jericho locks in it again. Cena breaks free, Jericho whips Cena to the buckle but Cena avoids the bulldog. Cena ducks a clothesline and lands his comeback of two flying shoulder tackles before Jericho avoids the belly to back suplex and lands his bulldog. Cena avoids the lionsault but Jericho lands on his feet, spinning belly to back suplex. Five Knuckle Shuffle is avoided as Cena is caught in The Liontamer!

Cena reverses the hold and flips off Jericho using his leg strength, Jericho comes screaming back with a clothesline that floors Cena. Jericho wants the finish, Walls of Jericho is locked in the middle of the ring. Cena struggles and struggles before reaching the ropes, FU out of nowhere Cena scores big. 1…2…. Jericho manages to get the shoulder up! Jericho is in the corner, Cena comes charging in and eats an elbow. Both men are on the apron, Jericho pulls up Cena. Headbutt from Jericho, Cena flips Jericho into the ring. Cena has no choice, Cena lands a diving Kobashi-style leg drop. FU but Jericho counters for a Codebreaker. 1..2… Cena kicks out!

Jericho is in shock, how can Cena kick out? Jericho is cut from the headbutt, Jericho is furious now. Motioning for Cena to get to his feet, Jericho wants to end this once and for all. Jericho lands a massive clothesline, make it two. Jericho looks for a third but Cena counters with a drop toehold and the STFU. Jericho is so close to the ropes but Cena tries dragging him back. Boot to the face by Jericho into a small package but Cena counters the small package into an FU, we have a new champion.

Happy to see Cena back in a WWE ring, the fans missed him and he brings a certain atmosphere to his matches that nobody in the company can during this era. That being said, not a fan of this match. Little things I like is the first bump back and the doubts of going high risk where he crashed and burned oh so badly the last time at Summerslam, maybe they were a little on the nose with Cena dramatically pausing for too long and the commentators going overboard on the whole explaining part but I like it so I will let it slide. Jericho getting heat on the neck did not work for me, a full-nelson by a man smaller than the person he is applying it to, I could not buy it. I could not buy that a few lariats were damaging Cena’s neck that was repaired. Where were the neck-breakers, boots and attacks to the neck? It started good with the kick into the ring-post and The Liontamer with the knee on the neck could have been a great false finish for the drama it would involved but they wasted the drama on the normal version of The Walls of Jericho and that about sums up this match. It could have been great but it just did not do enough.

Winner: John Cena over Chris Jericho via FU!

That was WWE’s Survivor Series 2008, an admittedly bad pay per view from the WWE if I were to be brutally honest. The elimination style tag matches that were on this card are always a nice throwback to the classic editions of this pay per view but never have they felt so meaningless to me, never were they so devoid of drama or story-telling in my recent memory. There was nothing of note from Team Michaels vs Team JBL, it felt like a match where all the feuds in it went to die which is disappointing for Kane & Mysterio, the Divas match was horrendous, absolute sloppy action and the agent who put that together should be fired forever. Taker vs Big Show had potential and then a flat ending destroyed that feud for me, that is really your closing chapter? An Irish whip into the casket, Show tripping into it. Come on now, that feud was so great to begin with and now Show seems worthless to me again due to this booking. Triple H vs Kozlov was not what any Smackdown fan wanted, they let that be known and Edge’s return was overshadowed by the Jeff Hardy run-in, Edge with Vickie is more of the same that I saw already, I’d rather a new challenge. Cena vs Jericho just does not do it for me, it seemed like an easy match to do and an easy story to tell but I never felt Cena’s neck was in danger and the match never had that story-telling that I wanted or needed to be sucked into it, this is not a good pay per view and a bad representation of WWE at the time. Thanks for reading and remember: there’s always another night!

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