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|Tagged Classics 2003 Bad Blood/Vengeance|
WWE continues their "Tagged Classics" line with the Bad Blood 2003/Vengeance 2003 2003 two-pack sets,featuring the Biggest Superstars of WWE in their greatest moments
The First RAW & SmackDown Pay Per Views
D.P. | California | 08/02/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The "Tagged Classic" series are old WWE PPV events that they package together & release as a set together for those who didn't catch them back when they originally were released. And to answer the big question surrounding every release of a PPV since July of last year is that Chris Benoit has not been edited out of the events. These are just re-releases of the original PPV DVD events.
Bad Blood 2003 was the first RAW only PPV (if you don't include the U.K. only Insurrextion PPV) & it was just really bad as nothing was really clicking here. It featured the Triple H/Kevin Nash HITC match which goes down as one of the worst ones due to Nash's lack of inring ability & just not being over with the crowd to the point where they brought in Mick Foley as the referee at the last min. & switched the focus from HHH/Nash to HHH/Foley. Flair & Michaels had a disappointing match since it wasn't given enough time to the point where I remember HBK did an interview on the WWE website right afterwards being upset that the match only got 15 mins. Chris Jericho tried but his match against Goldberg just wasn't anything special either. The only thing really worth watching here was the segments featuring the "Redneck Triathlon" between Steve Austin & Eric Bischoff. The other matches featured La Resistance vs. World Tag Team Champions RVD & Kane (who was beginning his "unmasked" storyline), Booker T vs. Intercontinental Champion Christian, Scott Steiner vs. Test for Stacy Keilber's managerial services, and the Dudleys vs. Rodney Mack & Chris Nowinski.
Vengeance 2003 was the first SmackDown only PPV & is the better card of these two events. The standout matches include the main event featured a triple threat match between Kurt Angle vs. WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show in what turned out to be just a great main event with everyone look strong & putting forth a great effort, Undertaker vs. John Cena which saw Cena & Taker go back & forth in a very hard hitting encounter, Eddie Guerrero & Chris Benoit in the finals of the U.S. Title tournament delivering the wrestling clinic they're known to do, a nice undercard match in the WWE Tag Team Champions Hass & Benjamin vs. Mysterio & Kidman, and an entertaining "A.P.A. Bar Room Brawl" hardcore match featuring the rest of the SmackDown roster along with some cameos by Doink The Crown & Brooklyn Brawler & Brother Love & The Easter Bunny (yes, you read that right). The rest of the card however is very passable as Vince McMahon took on the handicapped Zach Gowen, Sable vs. Stephanie McMahon, and Jamie Noble vs. Billy Gunn in a "indecent proposal" match surrounding Torrie Wilson.
In the end, if your looking for quality then your best bet is to try to find a copy of Vengeance at a cheaper price but if you can't then go ahead & grab this one.
As a side note for those looking for certain matches available elsewhere:
The Hell In A Cell Match is scheduled to be on the "Complete Hell" DVD
Eddie Guerrero vs. Chris Benoit is on Eddie Guerrero's DVD
Undertaker vs. John Cena is on Undertaker's anthology."