Hello and welcome to another edition of Seanomaniac
Wrestling Reviews, the only wrestling review series that is more blown-up than
The Rock after a promo! It’s time for WWE Extreme Rules 2009! The main event is
a rematch between Jeff Hardy and Edge in a TLC match, the match that made the
two of them famous. It is clearly rematch city as we have John Cena vs The Big
Show, Batista vs Randy Orton and CM Punk vs Umaga. The one night of the year
that WWE goes extreme, I am happy with that! This should be a fun one but will
there be any highlights on this night? Let’s find out!
(WWE United States Championship Fatal Four Way
Match) Kofi Kingston © vs William Regal vs Matt Hardy vs MVP
So MVP lost the championship to Kingston on the
previous RAW and has to get his rematch in a fatal four way? Sucks to be MVP,
the tunnel is also gone so I mark this as the decline of poor MVP, soon it will
be teaming with Mark Henry. Happy to see Regal back on PPV considering Regal
was quite enjoyable as Intercontinental Champion. Matt Hardy is already out of
the main event picture after losing to Jeff. Hardy & Regal will look to
work together, not sure if MVP has transitioned to a fully-fledged babyface just
yet but we shall see as it looks like it for now.
Regal shoves Hardy into the babyfaces, the babyfaces
clean house. Hardy returns the favour, Hardy and MVP brawl on the floor. Kofi
and Regal in the ring, Kofi planchas onto both Hardy & MVP. Regal eats a
shoulder and a diving crossbody for two, MVP is back in now and lands a
shoulder block. Something went wrong there but we continue, the show must go on
as they say in the business. Kofi lands a high elbow after two leap-frogs,
Regal comes in and knees Kofi. Regal pummels Kofi, Regal wants a superplex.
Massive tower of doom spot, MVP wasn’t in position so things did not look
great. Hardy tries stealing the pin but it does not work. Hardy lands a side
effect on Regal for two, Hardy lands a scoop slam and climbs high. Diving leg
drop connects for two, Twist of Fate is stopped by Kofi.
Kofi chops at Hardy, dropkick and flying clothesline,
Kofi scoop slams Regal onto Hardy. Boom Drop on both men for a two, Regal is
canned to the floor. Hardy sends Kofi to the corner, Kofi lands the Christian
corner kick. MVP is kicked to the floor, Regal throws Kofi into Hardy. MVP
lands a boot to Regal, belly to belly suplex on Kofi but Hardy makes the save.
MVP & Hardy are brawling, MVP is winning that war. Knee to the face, Ballin’
Elbow but Regal makes the save. Exploder suplex by Regal, peppering shots in
the corner. Knee Trembler to MVP. Exploder to Hardy, Regal throws Kofi to the
ropes who rebounds with Trouble in Paradise for the win.
Solid opening match here, everyone gets a moment to
shine and it’s balls to the wall from the get-go, everyone hitting big shots
and fun spots. MVP shows some potential as a babyface here while Kofi seems to
be super promising which is great to see from the WWE. Regal’s over-confidence
leading to his KO was a nice spot too. Fans loved it and right man wins, good
Winner: Kofi Kingston over Everyone Else via
Trouble in Paradise!
(WWE Intercontinental Championship No Holds
Barred Match) Rey Mysterio © vs Chris Jericho
Jericho was beaten in a fantastic match at the prior
PPV, that match was built around Jericho saying there is no way that Mysterio
could hit him with The 619. Jericho would be proved wrong but Jericho says now
that Mysterio’s mask will be ripped off. Another simple concept to follow for
this match, no holds barred which probably doesn’t matter as I don’t think
anyone will be drilling the other with piledrivers and such but this is going
to be your basic no-DQ match.
Mysterio tackles Jericho to start, Mysterio kicks
Jericho to the floor. Jericho meets the announce table and the tope of the
table is thrown in his face. Mysterio hits a running dropkick, Jericho meets
the barricade. Jericho recovers and elbows Mysterio, the champion meets the
barricade. Jericho tries whipping Mysterio into the steel steps but Mysterio
flips over the steps and dropkicks them into Jericho. Mysterio sends Jericho
into the steel steps and lands an apron diving hurricanrana before nailing a
slingshot leg drop in the ring for two. Jericho boots Mysterio in the ribs and
uses the rope-hung guillotine. Two for the challenger, Jericho boots and chokes
Mysterio in the corner.
Mysterio is whipped to the opposite buckle, Mysterio
is on the apron and lands a shoulder but Jericho stops the moonsault by pushing
the legs. This spot was used in the prior match but Jericho never went after
the knee, will this change in this match. Jericho uses it as a set-up for a
plancha but Mysterio kicks Jericho to the floor. Mysterio nails a 619 around
the ring-post, diving crossbody finds the mark. In the ring, Mysterio lands a
springboard leg drop for two. Irish whip by Jericho, head-scissors counter by
Mysterio which is the set-up for the 619 but Jericho is up quickly and shoulder
blocks the life out of Mysterio. Scoop slam escape by Mysterio, leg kicks and
forearm shots. Mysterio wants a modified bulldog but rolls into the victory
pin, two for Mysterio. Jericho rolls through for a close two, Jericho tries a
sunset flip but Mysterio rolls through. However, Mysterio misses the dropkick
as Jericho wants the Walls of Jericho.
Mysterio counters with a small package for two, a kick
to the side of the head for two. Jericho answers back with a clothesline to
gain control, Mysterio is sent flying to the floor on his belly. In the ring,
Jericho spears the ring-post as Mysterio dodges, Mysterio lands a massive
suicide dive with both men crashing to the mat. Springboard seated senton,
head-scissors and a pop-up hurricanrana for two. Jericho tries a clothesline,
drop toehold by Mysterio. Jericho counters though with a back-breaker that looks
brutal, bigger reaction at Judgement Day but still a great spot for two.
Mysterio fights back, pop-up hurricanrana countered for a powerbomb. Lionsault
misses, 619 to the back of the head but Mysterio’s splash is countered with a
Code-breaker! 1….2……. Mysterio kicks out!
Jericho grabs a chair, the first instance of the match
stipulation being introduced. Mysterio dropkicks the chair into Jericho’s face,
Mysterio grabs the chair and lands a leg-drop Sabu style for two. Jericho is
dropped into the chair, Mysterio uses the chair for a pop-up hurricanrana but
Jericho counters for a Walls of Jericho. Mysterio scrambles for the chair and
cracks Jericho in the face with the chair. Jericho falls into perfect position
for the 619, Mysterio runs up but Jericho rips off the mask in one smooth move
and rolls-up Mysterio for the win.
Another match with these two that is very good, not as
hot as the Judgement Day match and I don’t know if the stipulation was
necessary for the match, I feel they could have gotten where they needed to
without the help of the stipulation. Could have been nice to have Jericho go
after the mask a bit more, Jericho did go after it in the previous match.
Regardless, another solid match between these two, their counters and
false-finishes are better than most in the company during this time. Great
chemistry I cannot wait to see where they go next!
Winner: Chris Jericho over Rey Mysterio via
(Strap Match) CM Punk vs Umaga
Rematch with a gimmick, I don’t think I have ever
liked a strap match in my many years of watching wrestling as it always end in
some sort of hokey bullshit where the heel is touching the strap just behind
the babyface or vice-versa. Maybe I liked the one between Rock & HHH
because that ended in pins but any with the touching corners stipulation sucked
in my opinion.
Umaga starts by kicking and punching Punk, touching
two corners before Punk nails a massive knee. Punk touches two corners before
Umaga lands a Samoan drop. Umaga starts whipping Punk like a dog, Punk is
dragged to the ring-post while Umaga tries pulling out Punk’s shoulder. Punk’s
arm is bounced off the steel steps, Punk is suplexed onto the top rope and
superkicked to the floor. Punk starts touching pads, Umaga gets two with ease.
Punk lands an apron kick, springboard diving clothesline. Punk calls for The
GTS, Umaga slips out and lands a spinning heel kick. Punk manages to nail his
corner kick and his bulldog, Punk starts touching buckles. Punk touched three
before Umaga landed his spinning uranage slam. Umaga touches three before Punk
ties himself up in the ropes. Punk low-bridges Umaga, Punk begins touching
Punk reaches three before Umaga drags Punk across the
ring, throat thrust by Umaga. Umaga is climbing to the top rope, Punk uses the
strap to pull down Umaga. Punk is going to touch a fourth buckle but Umaga
fights and fights, thinking that the spike will end this match but Umaga runs
right into a GTS and Punk touches the buckle.
Yeah not as good as their previous match, the gimmick
is a rough one and doesn’t make for a great match. Fans were alright, they did
a good job of making it passable but I wouldn’t say Punk is near that main
event scene in terms of popularity but you will see that Punk knew exactly what
was needed to be done to make it to that next level.
Winner: CM Punk over Umaga via Touching All 4
(ECW World Heavyweight Championship Extreme Rules
Match) Christian © vs Jack Swagger vs Tommy Dreamer
The fuck is Tommy Dreamer doing in there? What are
those pants? An extreme rules match will definitely paper over the cracks in
this one, this could be a fun spot-fest. Swagger wants the two babyfaces to
fight, Swagger does not realize that he has no friends here. Christian starts
off slapping Swagger, Swagger uses his array of suplexes to take him down.
Christian is on the floor, Dreamer tries a DDT but Swagger throws another
suplex. Christian & Dreamer decide to grab weapons, fans chant ECW. Swagger
is demolished with both weapons. White Russian leg-sweep by Dreamer on Swagger,
Christian saves his championship. Dreamer fights back with the cane and lands a
pumphandle suplex with his cane. Swagger jumps Dreamer, Dreamer is bounced off
the turnbuckle over and over. Swagger has a trash-can lid, Dreamer sends
Swagger tumbling to the floor. Dreamer is on the apron with a trash-can, Dreamer
uses the trash-can for a senton into both men.
Dreamer throws Swagger into the ring, more trash cans
and canes. Dreamer is on the middle rope, diving shoulder block using the cane.
Swagger is in the tree of woe, Christian trips up Dreamer. Christian lands the
low dropkick before tossing Dreamer into Swagger. Two for Christian, Dramer
fights back and looks for his DDT. Christian backs Dreamer into the corner,
Swagger has the cane and drops Christian. Belly to belly suplex for two, gut-buster
and military press by Swagger for two. Dreamer misses a middle rope elbow on
Christian, Christian wanted a springboard plancha but Swagger takes out
Christian with a trash can. More trash cans and canes are in the ring, Dreamer
waffles Swagger in the ribs but Swagger counters for a nice belly to belly
Swagger makes a line of trash cans, Dreamer is in
serious trouble here. Swagger wants a superplex, Christian comes in for the
tower of doom spot. Massive powerbomb by Christian, Dreamer manages to kick out
as does Swagger. Christian grabs a crutch, Swagger counters Christian. Both men
tease their finishers, Swagger has Christian and drops him on the exposed
turnbuckle. Dreamer smashes Swagger in the ribs with the crutch and drops
Swagger with a Dreamer DDT for the win!
So they really don’t feed into the story that Dreamer
would have ended his career if he lost, this is a big moment for Dreamer and
his career could have ended if he didn’t win the match but Matthews and Striker
do a piss-poor job of selling it. Great moment for Tommy who would be the guy
who hired so many of your favourites during that RA era and was jobbed out to
countless starts, Dreamer finally gets his moment in the sun. Surprised they
didn’t bring out a table but Dreamer took so many big bumps in this one,
wrestling like it was his last match. Another very solid representation of ECW
on PPV, very good stuff!
Winner: Tommy Dreamer over Everyone Else via DDT!
(Hog Pen Match) Santina Marella vs Vickie
Really? Fuck me let’s just get this over with. Chavo
wrestlers instead of Vickie, both men are covered in mud. Vickie decides to
come in and Santina is ready to slop her. Chavo makes the save but slops Vickie
by mistake. Slop is on Chavo’s head, Santina throws down Vickie and wins the
match and her crown. Her theme is Rico’s theme? Why not. Utter shite!
Winner: Santina Marella!
(WWE World Championship Steel Cage Match) Randy
Orton © vs Batista
I had a feeling they would have a cage match, I was
thinking to myself how can we save Batista from losing to Orton without making
him look weak? A cage match never fails, Orton took out Flair prior to this
match in quite an emotional moment. Really adds another layer to this match,
let’s hope it lives up to the hype.
Orton tries to run immediately, Batista is in hot
pursuit. Batista takes Orton to the corner, shoulder thrusts in the corner.
Orton is against the cage, Batista spears Orton into the cage twice. The third
time Orton dodges and Batista spears the cage, Batista thwarts Orton’s escape.
Batista is kicked in the head, Orton tries escaping through the door. Right
hand staggers Orton, corner clothesline by Batista. Corner clothesline and a
powerslam but its blocked, Orton shoves Batista into the cage and lands his
back-breaker. Orton tries crawling out the cage but Batista is too strong,
Orton tastes the cage. All four sides of the cage, powerslam from The Animal
for two. Orton lures Batista in, Batista meets the turnbuckle. Stomps in the
corner, Batista reverses an Irish whip and lands a Spine-buster. Batista Bomb
is countered as Orton elevates Batista into the cage wall. Orton dropkicks
Batista off the cage wall, Orton thinks about escaping but decides he wants to
kick Batista in the head. Orton tries to escape, Batista dodges the kick though
and looks for the powerbomb. Batista Bomb but Orton is hanging on, Orton
escapes but the RKO is countered. Orton is shoved into the cage and Batista
lands The Batista Bomb!
Batista won the championship from Orton? You serious?
This really happened? Just like that? Was somebody injured? Orton who had his
reign fucked up by Triple H at Mania? Orton drops the championship to Batista
just like that? I really am shocked, I didn’t think this happened at all. Well
the storyline definitely had the drama it needed but I don’t think the match
could live up to the angle. Totally shocked though. Cage match is a tough one
in this era, Orton did try to scramble and Orton’s greed cost him which is
solid stuff but I just felt it was a little underwhelming.
Winner: Batista over Randy Orton via Batista
(Submission Match) John Cena vs Big Show
So this match was built around the idea of their
previous match where Cena could not lock in the STF on Show as Show was simply
too big to pull it off. Cena has already vanquished Show so not sure why we did
not move onto the Miz feud but I guess we can squeeze another month out of
Can Cena do the impossible? Cena is throwing kicks
which is not his strongpoint at all, Show lands a clothesline within seconds.
Show wants his camel clutch, Cena is too quick and tries an STF but it is not
going to work. Show is too fresh, Show continues to try and box but Cena goes
for legs. Gut shots by Cena, Show lands a massive side-kick to floor Cena. Show
works the ribs, headbutt to the corner. Show lands a massive splash, Cena
avoids the splash but the bulldog doesn’t work like Judgement Day. Cena splats
on the mat and spills to the floor, Show lands headbutt after headbutt against
the ropes. Cena is trying to fight back, big rights and lefts but the shoulder
block does not work with Show knocking Cena back with ease. Show is going for a
full-nelson on Cena, interesting choice.
Cena attempts to escape, Show headbutts Cena in the
back. To the buckle, Show eats a boot and Cena slaps on a sleeper. Alley Oop
Bomb from Show, Show drops his hips on Cena who is in dire straits now. Chest
slap by Show, massive suplex by Show. Show steps on Cena’s ribs once more, Show
is delighted with himself. Show uses the middle rope to choke Cena, Show misses
his Vader bomb with Cena rolling out of the way. Cena tries a slam but Show
falls on top, Show clamps on a head & arm choke here. Show clearly watching
the UFC, Cena uses his knees to escape the hold. Cena is grabbed by the throat,
Show cannot nail the Chokeslam so Show decides to toss Cena to the floor.
Show picks up Cena, gut-buster hold into the steel
steps. Show clamps on an abdominal stretch in the middle of the ring. Cena
escapes the hold and counters a Chokeslam into a DDT. Cena stops the selling
and looks for the STF, Show rolls to his side and kicks Cena to the floor. Show
picks up Cena to the apron, Cena teases going for his leg drop but Cena dives
into a bearhug. Cena rakes the eyes and lands the throwback, Cena calls for the
Five Knuckle Shuffle. Show is staggered but the AA puts down Show. Cena is
trying again for the STF, one elbow from Show ends Cena’s flurry.
Show lands the Knockout Punch! Cena rolls to the
floor, Cole makes mention of Cena not being able to answer the count? What? It
is a submission match, you cannot have a DQ or a count-out in that surely? It’s
the one night where there are no rules Cole! Show picks up Cena but Cena shoves
Show into the ring-post, Cena sees Show slowly crawling into the ring. Cena
lands his diving leg drop, Cena decides to use the ropes to tie Show up. Cena
uses the ropes and applies the stiffest STF I have ever seen from Cena. Show
cannot move and Show decides to tap out!
Same problems with this as their previous match. You
either buy into Show’s slow but brutal offence or you find it dull and tedious,
Cena’s lack of selling can also impact how much you enjoy the match but the
finish was clever and the fans continue to react huge to Cena every time Cena
is in the ring. Wish I could see a little more from Cena and maybe Show soften
up Cena’s back for his big camel clutch finish but the continued attempts at
the STF were good, built the drama for the eventual finish and that is the one
time Cena locked in the STF where it looked good, it was tight and looked
excruciating. Compare that to Cena applying that hold in any other match and
it’s night and day.
Winner: John Cena over Big Show via STF!
(WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match)
Edge © vs Jeff Hardy
Two men who made their mark on the business in this
match, No Mercy 1999 was the first ever tag team ladder match and these two men
made history. When you think of the TLC matches, the moment you always see is
either Jeff’s massive Swanton or Edge’s spear to Jeff off the ladder. There is
not a more fitting match for these two, it’s perfect that their feud ends with
the match that started it all. I expect high-risk moves and awesome spots,
their previous matches have been solid but not reached that next level. This is
the second time they will main event over the WWE Championship, let’s hope that
they live up to the hype on this night.
The bell rings, both men are tentative. Edge uses the
hair and lands a knee in the corner, Hardy leaps over Edge and lands a
clothesline. They go to the corner, Hardy is ramming Edge’s head off the
buckle. Scoop slam, leg drop by Hardy. Edge answers with a knee, whip to the
buckle. Corner Spear by Edge, Edge wants The Edgecution but Hardy answers with
a beautiful sit-out front suplex. Hardy looks for ladders now, Hardy grabs a
smaller ladder that is kicked into Hardy’s face as Edge lands a massive
Edge picks up the ladder and leans it against the
ring, Hardy answers back with a clothesline. In the ring, Hardy lands clubbing
blows. Edge is elevated onto the ladder that he set up, unfortunate for the
champion. Hardy tries climbing to the gold but there is no time as Edge is back
up, flapjack into the ladder from Edge. The spot went wrong but actually came
out much better as a result, Edge decides to grab a new ladder. The ladder is
placed in the corner of the ring, Edge wants the Irish whip. Hardy hits the
ladder hard, Edge places the ladder in another corner. Edge is thinking Spear, Hardy
leaps over Edge and Edge spears the ladder hard.
Hardy places the ladder in front of Edge’s face,
slingshot dropkick by Hardy. Hardy tries a running dropkick but Edge moves out
of the way, Hardy hurts his leg on that one. Hardy is placed in the middle of
the ladder, Edge targets the leg and his back. Edge uses a sharpshooter while
using the ladder which leaves Hardy screaming out in pain. Edge tosses Hardy to
the floor, Hardy is on his feet though. The missile dropkick finds the mark as
Edge crashes to the canvas, Hardy suplexes Edge onto an open ladder, Edge looks
like that was seriously painful. Hardy pulls out the 15 foot ladder, a Twist of
Fate from Hardy. Hardy cannot help himself though, Hardy wants that massive leg
drop. Edge knows all about that spot. Hardy tips the ladder and looks to pull
down the championship, Edge reacts and yanks down Hardy who sells his leg.
Edge is fighting a man with one leg now, things have
improved dramatically for the champion. Hardy sends Edge into the ladder, Hardy
climbs up and lands a Whisper In The Wind. Hardy lands a Cactus Jack
clothesline to the floor, both men are down. Edge boots Hardy in the face, Edge
bridges a ladder between the barricade and ring apron. Edge sends Hardy into
the barricade before grabbing the steel steps, Hardy kicks down Edge. Hardy
lands a cutter on the barricade, Hardy places Edge on the ladder bridge. Could
Hardy be thinking shades of WM23? Hardy places a massive ladder next to Edge,
Hardy is thinking someone insane here. Hardy does not see Edge is up, both men
are battling on the ladder. This is very dangerous as there is nowhere to go
and both men thud off the floor and through the ladder in an incredible spot.
Watch the replay on that, Hardy smashes off the ground. Hardy immediately grabs
his shoulder, shocked if Hardy did not destroy something there. Miraculously,
Hardy is up as well as Edge. Hardy punches Edge into the referee, not sure what
impact the referee bump could have but it happened. Edge wants to do what he
has done in the past and Spear Hardy off the ladder but Hardy reverses for a
massive Twist of Fate!
Hardy begins climbing towards the championship, Edge
can hardly stand but Edge will not let go of Hardy. Both men are climbing now, Hardy
is closer to the championship. Edge lands big shots, Hardy is knocked off the
ladder but Edge grabs the legs of Edge, Edge is stuck in the ladder. Powerless
to stop Hardy, Hardy pulls down the championship while Edge can do nothing but
watch on in horror. It looks like the match is over but here comes Mr. Money In
The Bank. The air has been sucked out of the arena with the crowd booing
wildly, Punk is going to take it all away from Hardy. GTS in the middle of the
ring, 1…2… Hardy kicks out! Punk is in shock at this turn of events, Hardy
tries a small package but Punk kicks out. Punk has a scowl on his face, Punk
makes no mistake this time. Massive head kick and a GTS later, Punk is your
A great ladder match with an even more dramatic
ending, Hardy and Edge earn their main event stripes in this one. They take
some horrific looking bumps in this one, Hardy gets to do what Hardy does best:
Big risks and great looking bumps. Both men use the ladder well throughout the
match, they have callbacks to their previous encounters and you have that
wonderful moment where Hardy takes everything away from Edge. It’s beautiful
and fitting for Hardy, Hardy deserved it and you have Punk steal it like that.
It’s disappointing that we would not see a decisive close to their rivalry but
what a way to kick off their feud and what a way to turn Punk heel. Great main
Winner: Jeff Hardy over Edge via Retrieval of The
Winner: CM Punk over Jeff Hardy via GTS!
That was WWE’s Extreme Rules 2009, another very solid
showing from WWE in 2009. We kick things off with an action packed fatal 4 way,
everyone gets a moment to shine, it’s frantic and chaotic and leaves you
wanting more. Not on the level of a TNA X-Division opening match but still a
lot of fun from some grizzled veterans and young-guns looking to shine brightly
on PPV. Jericho vs Mysterio is arguably my favourite feud in WWE during this
time, they despise one another and the concept of their matches is
straight-forward and laid out to you. It’s very engaging and the crowd is split
which just adds to the whole thing. Great finish here, Jericho had spoken about
unmasking Mysterio, it was his goal and to seal his record 9th Intercontinental
Championship, Jericho rips the mask off Mysterio while Mysterio is attempting
The 619. Quality stuff here, cannot wait for the finale to this trilogy.
The triple threat ECW Championship match is a lot of
fun too, it has no right to be but it delivers a lot of cool spots, shockingly
from Dreamer who seems to be wrestling like it is his final match which is nice
but the commentators here completely let me down as they fail to talk about Dreamer’s
story throughout the match. Great moment for Dreamer, the match was a lot of
fun and maybe it can lead to more interesting match-ups and Christian rising
higher on the card because Christian deserves better. I worry for Swagger who
was learning a lot from Christian, not sure he can maintain that momentum
without Captain Charisma. I’d like to note that the women’s championship has
not been seen on PPV for two months now, possibly three as I cannot remember if
there was a match at Backlash but they really should have done something with
Melina if they were taking the championship away from Beth who had been
excellent since being paired with Santino.
Batista vs Orton shocked me, I sound like a broken
record at this point but I cannot believe Orton loses the championship between
his feud with Cena. I thought those two would feud after Orton beat Batista and
Cena finished whatever they were planning with Miz but nope, Batista avenges
not only Triple H but Ric Flair by winning the championship from Orton. I felt
the desperation from Orton to escape and hold onto the championship but it felt
like this was tame. The last match felt like a set-up for this one but this
wasn’t high-stakes and it was one finisher reversal and then bam, Batista Bomb
and it’s over. I expected more for Batista winning the championship but maybe
Batista knew this was temporary and the title would be back in the hands of The
Viper soon after this match. Cena vs Show will be a good match to you if you
enjoy Show being dominant and can push aside Cena’s abandonment of selling once
we hit the finishing stretch, Cena does a good job showcasing Show’s strength.
Show comes off as a massively evil individual who wants to break every bone in
Cena’s body but they never really play up the submission aspect. We have one
full-nelson and an abdominal stretch but Show could use and has more
devastating holds than that, Show didn’t even clamp on his camel clutch
back-breaker move. If there was ever a time to use it, it would be in the submission
match! Standard Cena affair with Cena coming out on top with a creative finish
and his best looking STF, your feelings on it will be decided on how you feel
about him during this era. The main event is high-stakes drama, you have the perfect
story. The match that made them both famous, the match that Jeff Hardy dives
off crazy things in which the fans love, the match that Edge always wins. Brutal
looking spots, callbacks to previous encounters and then, it happens. Jeff does
the unthinkable and beats Edge, everyone is so happy that finally Jeff is back
on top, Jeff can have a long reign as champion. However, fate had other plans
and out comes CM Punk who hadn’t been getting the best babyface reactions as of
late, who was clearly number 2 when it came to babyfaces behind Jeff. Punk
comes in and ruins everyone’s night, can Hardy build himself up one more time?
Soul-crushing drama right here but it makes for great television! Another very
easy PPV from WWE to sit through, people may be turning off and the buy-rates
are down but they are delivering the goods during 2009. Can they keep it up?
Guess we will find out down the line, thanks for reading and remember: there’s
always another night!