WWE WrestleMania 23 (2007) Review
(More customer reviews)Jeff Hardy Vs. Matt Hardy Vs. King Booker Vs. Finlay Vs. C.M. Punk Vs. Mr. Kennedy Vs. Randy Orton Vs. Edge (Money In The Bank Ladder Match) - This was the opener for WM and it was pretty good. Last year's MITB was better but it did have one high spot with Jeff Hardy putting Edge through a ladder! It ends when Mr. Kennedy prevents C.M. Punk from reaching the briefcase and claims it himself. A good way to start off WM.
Kane Vs. The Great Khali - Got to give Kane credit, he tried to make Khali look awesome but just couldn't. Sad because Khali DOES have a good look but just no skill. He can't even make his basic moves look that painful. It did have a "nod" moment to WrestleMania III when Kane slammed Khali but that was it. Khali wins with his weak-a** version of the chokeslam.
Chris Benoit Vs. MVP (WWE U.S. Title Match) - This match proves that Benoit should be in the Hall Of Fame one day because he made MVP look very good. The best that I've seen him and helped him start the roll that he is on now. Ends when Benoit (after failing in several submission attempts at both the crossface and the sharpshooter) uses his flying headbutt to finish off MVP and retain the title.
NOTE: I wrote this review before the tragic events that took place between June 23-25 involving Chris Benoit. This match now makes me sad that such a talented individual will forever be known as a man that murdered his family. Despite the fact that doctors have now discovered that Chris Benoit had brain damage and that he may have had dementia which can lead to irrational actions (I know because a family member once tried to kill me as a child and he had similiar brain damage), his career will be overshadowed by this horrible tragedy.
The Undertaker Vs. Batista (World Heavyweight Championship) - Before I begin, let me say that I agree with most fans in that this match should've been last! All due respect to the fabulous WWE title match, this one deserved to go last.
Now, as for this match, this one was a sprint but a very good sprint! This has to be Batista's best match since his Hell In The Cell match with Triple H in 2005. These two hit power move after power move and kept coming back for more. I especially loved when "The Animal" powerslammed "The Dead Man" through the ECW commentator's table! Ends when UT gets his Tombstone piledriver. Great bout!
ECW Originals Vs. The New Breed - This one was okay but the re-match two nights later on ECW On SciFi was much better as it was under hardcore rules! Overall, not bad but being that this was WrestleMania, this one is the one that SHOULD'VE been under Hardcore rules.
Bobby Lashley Vs. Umaga - This was the "Battle Of The Billionares" match with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin as the referee. The match was average but the storyline is what made it entertaining. Ends when Lashley spears Umaga after receiving a "Stunner" from Austin! From there, per pre-match stipulation, Vince McMahon gets shaved bald! Donald Trump also gets stunned by Austin after the shaving.
Ashley Vs. Melina (WWE Women's Title Match) - Weakest match on the card without a doubt and I am not saying this because its the women because there has been some great women's title matches at PPV's. This wasn't one of them! About the only thing good about this match is that Melina retained the belt and seeing all those beautiful women get inside the ring and rumble!
Shawn Michaels Vs. John Cena (WWE Title Match) - This match I have to say was, for the most part, dominated by Shawn. Cena is, at best, a compentent grappler with plenty of charisma. Shawn has as much charisma plus more talent! I didn't expect much from this bout BUT this one I really enjoyed though I still feel UT/Batista should've been last!
As for this match, it was a good way to end the card. I personally think Shawn should've won this one BUT business is business.
This set also comes with plenty of extras including the Hall Of Fame show on Disc 3! Worth a buy!
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