Vengeance Night of Champions
Time to kick off my 2007 PPV Rambles with the PPV that has 2 names! Because… I dunno.
Barry Windham and Mike Rotunda (announced as Rotundo… make up your mind which name you wanna give him lol) are in the front row for the show .
The Hardy Boys Vs Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch – World Tag Team Championship Match
Alright, this is a good way to start off the show! At least… I hope!
Murdoch hits a swinging neckbreaker on Jeff… who fails to turn over until like the last second .
The Hardy Boys aren’t in a good mood tonight. They refuse to shake hands and are constantly on the attack. Murdoch is sick of this disrespect and SLAPS Matt, then RUNS AWAY . MURDOCH RUNS FROM MATT . Then he gets back in the ring and tags out straight away .
Murdoch has some awesome faces. WWE should re-hire him and stick him with the Wyatt Family .
How tag comes kinda out of nowhere, straight into a short finishing stretch with Cade and Murdoch winning. Huh. Disappointing tbh. Didn’t get much time to develop into anything special .
CAL SCALE – 0.5
Chavo Guerrero Vs Jimmy Wang Yang – WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
For some reason Dean Malenko is watching on a monitor backstage…
Fuck this match. Fuck it and everything about it. I HATE this match. Might end up being my least favourite match of ALL TIME. And why?
Because Chavo was…
Hold on, this might take some time…
I FUCKING HATE THIS MATCH because Chavo was actually…
CHAVO GUERRERO JR ACTUALLY IMPRESSED ME AND WAS GREAT IN THIS MATCH.
BRB, need a shower. I haven’t felt this dirty since ever. Sorry, I can’t bring myself to actually talk about it though. SO DIRTY…
CAL SCALE – 3
I forgot this PPV was during the VINCE MCMAHON GOT BLOWN UP AND DIED angle . HEY EVERYONE, OUR CHAIRMAN BLEW UP AND DIED ON LIVE TV… SO LET’S CONTINUE TO SHOW THE FOOTAGE EVERY WEEK!!!
CM Punk Vs Johnny Nitro – ECW Championship Match
So we go from the storyline of Vince dying to… uhhh… Chris Benoit not showing up to the PPV because he was dead and killed his family. Awkward…
No Melina? BOOOOOOOOOO.
Hmmm… the commentators seem to be EXTREMELY QUIET during Nitro’s entrance. Almost like something was cut .
WE WANT BENOIT chants. Oh how those people regretted saying that the next night… .
Punk early on gets the better of Nitro, who buggers off to the outisde. Eventually Punk comes out and chases him, with Nitro getting back in the ring to do the old “lol I’ll attack you as you come in the ring” spot… and Punk instead trips Nitro up and dives on him over the ropes instead .
Sweet CHUCK KICK (that’s what he called it, right?) from Nitro.
Tazz and Styles mentioned that NO TITLE CAN BE WON ON A COUNTOUT. So it got me thinking… they should make a countout championship, where the only way to win is to beat your opponent by countout . Right, what’s Dixie Carter’s twitter again? I got a million dollar idea for her!!!
So commentary has clearly been edited throughout this match… yet they left the WE WANT BENOIT chants from the crowd? Awesome editing job, WWE…
Nitro works over Punk’s arm, no doubt to try and prevent the Anaconda Vice… so Punk fires back with KICKS~! and it’s awesome.
Nice swinging neckbreaker off the ropes from Nitro, and we gots a NEW ECW champion!
Solid match. Will always wonder how a Punk/Benoit match would have gone, but in its place, I’m happy with this. Probably better than their other matches minus the one where Punk finally wins the title .
CAL SCALE – 1
FOLEY AND ORTON BACKSTAGE CONFRONTATION~!
RICKY STEAMBOAT IS IN DA HOOOOOOUUUUUUUUSSSSEEEE!
Santino Marella Vs Umaga – WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
oh god, kinda forgot that Santino was a “fan” that won the IC title from UMAGA . Umaga, the guy that a few months earlier was demolishing John Cena. Then he loses to a “fan” .
Santino sells his arm and hand in a unique way during a nerve grip that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before.
Oh, Umaga got himself DQ’d because he kept wailing on Santino in the corner.
CAL SCALE – 0
MVP Vs Ric Flair – WWE United States Championship Match
What else did Flair do on SD in 2007 btw? I honestly don’t remember him even getting drafted over lol. I just remember near the end of 07 when they started the retirement angle with him .
best part of this match is MVP getting chopped to death, then unzipping his Power Rangers outfit to look at his chest .
Flair is bleeding. For no real reason .
MVP with an Ulimate Warrior style press slam. That was… unexpected tbh lol.
Love Flair’s chop blocks to the back of his opponent’s knee. Always look awesome.
MVP thumbs Flair in the eye then follows it up with the worst finisher of all time to win.
Match was fine. Standard stuff.
CAL SCALE – 0.5
Duece & Domino Vs Sgt Slaughter & Jimmy Snuka – WWE Tag Team Championship Match
they took the belts off London and Kendrick and gave them to these jokers .
who the fuck decided on the opponents?
CAL SCALE – -1
Edge Vs Batista – World Heavyweight Championship Match
So if Batista loses, he NEVER gets another shot at the title ever again. LET’S GO EDGE!
Oh, it’s just Batista’s last shot while EDGE is champion. That’s boring .
*one month later*
I suppose I should like, actually WATCH the rest of this show now, right? FINE. Gonna be a huge step down from all the genuine CLASSIC matches I’ve been watching lately lol.
In all seriousness though, I have always heard good things about this match. Or at least one of their matches together, gonna assume it is this one. Hope more than assume.
Harley Race is at ringside and Cole talks him up and says he’s trained champions like LANCE CADE who is one half of the world tag champs. JBL just fires back with “Trevor Murdoch…” and Cole shuts up .
Batista tries to work over Edge’s left arm early on… and for some reason Edge sells it… after using his right arm.
pretty awesome ring post spot with Batista running head first into it.
Cole continues to be a moron by being unable to count. Batista hit the ring post HEAD FIRST. Then he went into the ring post two more times SHOULDER FIRST. Cole claims he his his shoulder on the post 3 times.
Batista wins by DQ when Edge gives him a low blow.
Guessing this isn’t the “good” match between these 2 .
Oh wait, Teddy Long is here. He orders the match to restart and tells Edge if he gets DQ’d again he will lose the title!
Batista gets a second chance and… hits a Batista Bomb on the floor, and takes so long to get Edge back in the ring he gets himself counted out .
CAL SCALE – 0
Melina Vs Candice Michelle – WWE Women’s Championship Match
Hmmm…. fap? FAP.
CAL SCALE – -1
John Cena Vs Mick Foley Vs Randy Orton Vs Booker T Vs Bobby Lashley – WWE Championship Match
What an odd clusterfuck-ish match this is on paper lol. Dunno why but 5 feels weird for a match rather than a 4 way or a 6 way or something with an even number. Plus, Mick Foley in a main event for the title in 2007? Who thought that was a good idea? *remembers TNA gave him their world title a couple of years later*
Booker T pussies out of the ring leaving Orton on his own with the 3 babyfaces. Tease a staredown between Cena and Lashley, then Booker comes back in and decks Cena.
LASHLEY DIVES OVER THE ROPES ONTO EVERYONE~! Huh, wasn’t expecting that from him lol!
“Lashley has one goal, one thing on his mind and that’s RANDY ORTON” at Orton interrupting things and screwing up JR’s sentence .
Wow, 3 of the people in this match would end up in TNA in the next couple of years, and 2 of them are former TNA champions!!!
Pretty great spot with Lashley blocking an RKO, then turning right around into an F-U through the announce table!!!
Where the feck is Foley? He was there at the start of the match, then he did his Cactus Clothesline to Orton and got crushed by Lashley when Lashley dove over the ropes and then… nothing lol.
Oh, there is is! He just stopped Orton from winning the title! Thank you Mick! Thank you Mick! Thank you Mick!
PUNT TO MICK~!
F-U to Foley and Cena retains.
This was 18 minutes long according to wiki. Felt like 10 tbh. And not in a good way . Moves happened. Cena won. There was nothing to this match whatsoever. It’s just there. It exists and nothing else.
CAL SCALE – 0
Overall CAL SCALE – 3