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WWE: Armageddon 2008
WWE Armageddon 2008
Actors: Victoria, Vladimir Kozlov, Edge, Chris Jericho, Triple H
Genres: Sports
PG     2009     3hr 0min

The end is merely the beginning for the Superstars of WWE. Coming out of the Survivor Series, the stars of all three WWE brands--Raw, ECW, and Smackdown--look to position themselves as the top contenders heading into 2009....  more »

     
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Actors: Victoria, Vladimir Kozlov, Edge, Chris Jericho, Triple H
Genres: Sports
Sub-Genres: Wrestling
Studio: World Wrestling
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 01/13/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 3hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Four Star Paper view
Laura L. Suarez | 01/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"1.Matt Hardy vs. Vladimir Kozlov
Average wrestling match, that had its moments, great wrestling moves , and some nice submission.
Winner: Vladimir Kozlov rating:6.5/10

2.IC Tournement Final: Rey Mysterio vs. C.M Punk
Great Match, Nice Moves, Counters, and submission, these two show what wrestlings all about, these two fan favorites gave it all they got.
Winner:C.M Punk rating:9/10

Boring promo on HBK taking J.B.Ls job offer

3.Belfast Brawl: Mark Henry vs. Finlay
This was your average belfast brawl, alot of the same weapons, like trash cans, trash can lids, and singapore canes, this was nothing special.
Winner:Finlay rating:5/10

4.Batista vs. Randy Orton
Good match for their first one on one encounter, they used thier basic singnature moves, and sold real well, the ending was awsome.
Winner:Batista rating:7/10

5.Santas Little Helpers match:Kelly,Mickie,McCool,& Maria vs. Jillian, Maryse, Natalya, & Victoria
All i can say is Average Divas match, they could have used better Divas Like Melina, Mickie made the match a little bit better.
winners:Mickie, Kelly, Maria, & McCool Rating:4/10

6.World Heavyweight title match:John Cena vs. Chris Jericho
Thier Survivor Series encounter was better, but this one was alot more physical, though its only around 13 minutes it was a really entertaining match, everytime you get these two in the ring its a good hard fought match.
Winner:John Cena Rating:8/10

7. WWE Title Match:Edge vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Triple H
A amazing encounter, everybody in this match poured thier hearts out into this match, it was non stop action, including some outside interference form Vladimir Kozlov and Matt Hardy.
Winner and new WWE Champion:Jeff Hardy Rating:10/10"
2008 Finally Pays Off For Jeff Hardy
D.P. | California | 01/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Matt Hardy vs. Vladmir Kozlov - This was a non-title match with the excuse being that Kozlov never wrestled in ECW to get a title match & that it was a personal issue. If your used to the fast paced type of opening match then you won't like this one as it was just average & nothing special but I'll give credit to Matt Hardy for giving me a better watchable match than I usually see from Kozlov.

Rey Mysterio vs. C.M. Punk - The finals of the Intercontinental Title tournament here & quite frankly, this was the match that should have been the opener as it was exactly what you would expect from both men & a great performance that was needed from both men after their recent lackluster feuds (like Mysterio vs. Kane). Early chain wrestling with Mysterio's hurt arm being worked on before building up over time with countering each others moves and really got exciting towards the end with a GTS that injured Rey's nose.

Right around here was a segment explaining the current situation between Shawn Michaels & J.B.L. Eventhough this was a good talk segment, I always felt like these things should be saved for free TV (RAW) instead of taking time away from the undercard on an event that people payed for because you would have gotten the same effect either way.

Belfast Brawl: Finlay vs. Mark Henry - This was just a decent hardcore match with the usual weapons (trash can, steel steps, singapore canes) being brought in the ring & used to make this a more watchable Mark Henry performance that we usually get but it's nothing special past that.

Batista vs. Randy Orton - After teasing a match between these two since the days of Evolution, they lock up for the first time ever...since the episode of RAW after WrestleMania 21. This was one of those matches that I honestly felt didn't go past "first gear" as they kept the same pace throughout the match with it only picking up at various spots with their impact moves & counters instead of just building up over time but I'll give credit here for telling a story with each move of Orton's being very calculated. It was a good match but I felt like it didn't live up to the "4 years" hype they used to build up this match.

Maria & Kelly Kelly & Mickie James & Michelle McCool vs. Victoria & Natalya & Maryse & Jillian Hall - This was a match where all the divas wore their special "Christmas outfits." It seemed a little unusual to see the RAW & SmackDown divas teaming together after only feuding with each other the previous month for Survivor Series. As another side note, J.R. & Lawler sound like they haven't missed a step with their commentary together with even Matt Striker getting in on the action making Tazz point out how it was the "most uncomforable line of the evening." The match itself was nice & allowed everyone to get their moments in with McCool pulling off a "phenomenal" finisher. All I'm going to say about what happened afterwards with Khali's Kiss Man is...well, to quote Ron Simmons "DAMN!"

World Champion John Cena vs. Chris Jericho - I didn't see their Survivor Series match so I can't comment but I know that this match was well worked between both men with Jericho targeting Cena's neck early on along with a bulldog into the steel steps outside at one point. Good back & forth encounter but missing that intensity & main event feel that their 2005 trilogy had.

WWE Champion Edge vs. Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy - For the second year in a row, Edge is in a main event triple threat for a championship while this is Triple H's 7th multiman main event in a year for those trivia fans. Some action moments throughout the match like Triple H & Jeff Hardy doing a classic "Hardy Boyz" spot onto Edge early in the match, Hardy's wisper in the wind with Triple H holding Edge in an "electric chair," the traditional announce table spot, and that finishing move by Jeff Hardy that you were just waiting all match for him to pull off. This was the match of the night here with this match doing exactly what the other matches were lacking in that it buildup with getting more intense & fast paced overtime with the perfect World Championship win celebration afterwards that was as perfect of a moment that any wrestler or fan can ask for.

The only DVD extra is John Morrison & The Miz doing a critique of Armageddon & if anyone pays attention to their "Dirt Sheet," this is just as entertaining.

In the end, this event reminded me of most of the WWE PPV's this year in that it didn't have a bad match on here & nothing really worthy to skip over but I can't say it was one of their top PPV's of the year with the drawbacks being that with the exception of two matches (HHH/Hardy/Edge & Punk/Mysterio) that the rest of the matches are lacking "it" to really make them standout. In the end, this isn't a PPV that you should go rush out to see but you won't feel ripped off either. This was a 3.5 star event but I'll be nice & round it up to four so I would recommend this after all.
"
WWE Armageddon 2008
R. Marsiglia | New Jersey, USA | 12/15/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This was one of those PPVs where half of it is good and the other half is very forgettable. There is plenty of entertainment to be found on this show, but when you add in all the bad aspects of it, it brings the rating down considerably. Lets just get right into it, matches are rated out of 5 stars (*****).

1. Non-title Match
ECW Champion Matt Hardy vs. Vladimir Kozlov

Poor opener, but at least they got this over with first. This wasn't as bad as it could have been, but this was no classic I assure you. WWE gave the finish of the match away by making this a non-title match, and they obviously wanted to put Kozlov over. Kozlov, in case you haven't noticed, is one of the most unimpressive workers currently in WWE. This match didn't exactly do wonders for the prestige of the ECW Championship. *1/4

2. Intercontinental Championship Tournament Finals
Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk

I was unimpressed with Mysterio in this match as he seemed very sloppy, but all things considered this was a helluva match. Lots of great offense from Punk, and I was glad to see him go over. Very enjoyable match, and the stiff GTS to end the match that broke Mysterio's nose (or at least came close) was pretty awesome. ***1/2

We then got my goodness me a long promo from JBL and Shawn Michaels trying to explain this whole angle. Best part of the segment came when fans started a small "Joey Styles" chant, which I loved. This segment most definitely should have been on Raw, I am not a fan in the slightest of having these promos on PPV. The promo was alright but WWE obviously had time they needed to kill

3. Belfast Brawl
Mark Henry vs. Finlay (w/ hornswoggle)

Nothing but weapons shots and a whole lot of uninteresting action. This wasn't unwatchable and it was better than their previous encounters but this was not a good match. Very reminiscent of the terrible hardcore title matches from the late '90s and early 2000s. *1/4

4. Batista vs. Randy Orton

This was a disapointment as I was expecting a lot more from this one. This match really dragged in the early stages and Batista seemed quite lacking, but it picked up quite a bit at the end when both men started hitting all their moves. At the end of the day this turned into a good match but it could have and should have (in my opinion) been much better. **3/4

5. 8-Diva Santa's Little Helper Match
Maria, Kelly Kelly, Mickie James, & Michelle McCool
vs.
Maryse, Jillian Hall, Victoria, & Natalya

Does anyone care? Absolutely shocking match here. I didn't have to go to the bathroom so I actually watched this match, which was indeed a mistake. A cigarette break would have been a much better plan. However, I give this match one star simply because Michelle McCool did a Styles Clash to end the match. *

After this disgraceful match we get a Khali kiss cam segment, which ended up involving Mae Young. I will say nothing more.

6. World Heavyweight Championship Match
John Cena (c) vs. Chris Jericho

Real good match here, much better than their Survivor Series match. I enjoyed the fact that it was kept relatively short for a title match (give or take 12 minutes), which allowed for mostly fast paced action. This was a forgone conclusion match as no wrestling fan on earth thought Jericho would win, but it was still a great effort. ***3/4

7. WWE Championship Match
Edge (c) vs. Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy

Very good match, match of the night, and I must say I was completely dumbfounded when Jeff won. I did not see that coming at all, and to say I was surprised would be an understatement. I'm still trying to decide whether or not I buy Jeff as WWE Champion, but I have to say it presents an interesting situation. This match had a lot of great action including a great announce table spot, and the go home sequence was fantastic. I definitely could have done without the Kozlov and Matt Hardy interference, as I feel it did nothing for the match, but this was still a great effort by all 3 men. ****

So there you have it. While there was definitely entertainment to be found on this show, and there were 3 very good matches, the rest is total garbage. I would certainly not recommend purchasing this DVD, but rent this for the 3 good matches if you have nothing better to do on a weekend."