Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|WWE Backlash 2004|
Actors: Chris Benoit, Trish Stratus, Ric Flair, Chris Jericho
Genres: Television, Sports
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Possibly the best Backlash along with 2001
cloudust | New York City | 04/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"OK, here is a REAL review...This review is based on the PPV not the DVD.Match 1: Shelton Benjamin vs. Ric Flair
Great opener. Ric can still go!
Winner: Shelton BenjaminMatch 2: Tajiri vs. Jonathan Coachman
Woah, Coach can wrestle? Not bad... He was actually impressive, but what can you really expect from The Coach? Bad ending though, Tajiri totally jobbed.
Winner: Jonathan CoachmanMatch 3:
Chris Jericho vs. Christian & Trish Stratus
8.5/10Pretty good. Y2J finally got his revenge on the Creepy Little (...) and the Dirty, Disgusting, Bottom-feeding, Trash-bag, Ho!
Winner: Chris JerichoMatch 4:
Lita vs. Victoria(c)
This was very good and entertaining! Lita and Victoria are two of the very few women in the WWE that can actually wrestle and look good doing it. I am a big fan of Women's Wrestling when done right, and this match did just that. I really wanted Lita to win though, I mean come on, it's been 3 1/2 years since she's held the Title. But, I'm sure she'll have another shot. Great competition from both women.
Winner: VictoriaMatch 5:
*Evolution Banned From Ringside*
Cactus Jack vs. Randy Orton(c)
WOW! EXCELLENT MATCH! VERY BRUTAL! DID JUST WHAT THEY BOTH SAID! I thought that Cactus Jack would win but Randy really took a beating and all that Mick can give. On this night, Randy Orton truly proved that he is a worthy competitor and truly earned my respect.
Winner: Randy OrtonMatch 6: La Resistance vs. The Hurricane & Rosey
This stupid fill-in was made a half-hour ago on HEAT. No reason for this crap at all except to waste time. Funny appearance by Eugene though.
Winners: The Hurricane & RoseyMatch 7: Edge vs. Kane
Man, I am really dissapointed by this match... I really thought that this match would be better especially with the return of Edge after over a year.
Winner: EdgeMain Event:
*The Final Encounter*
*World Heavyweight Championship*
*Triple Threat Match*
Chris Benoit(c) vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H
WOW! ANOTHER INCREDIBLE MATCH! JUST AS GOOD AS THEIR WRESTLEMANIA BATTLE! Benoit, against all odds proved that he is not just another One-Hit-Wonder! The Crowd was UNBELIEVABLE! They were into every match. "YOU SCREWED BRET" chants for HBK and "YOU TAPED OUT" chants for HHH. Chris Benoit got of course the greatest pops and the crowd was with him all the way.
Winner: Chris BenoitOVERALL:
Overall analysis is based on Arena setup, Crowd reactions, Wrestler attire, Commentating, Stroylines behind the matches, the Matches themselves, and of course how entertaining the PPV was.
This is a worthy purchase, great event although I would wait a while and buy this from someone on the Marketplace for a cheaper price. All of the matches on the card had a good storyline behind them except the fill-in. The crowd was just as good and as pumped throughout the night as New York's crowd. The commentating was nice and funny. Well, I hope this was a helpful review for you, Later."
A New Hardcore Legend!!
Neelesh Bhalsod | Australia | 05/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"April 18, 2004
Rexall Place, Edmonton Alberta, CanadaShelton Benjammin def. Ric Flair
Good choice for an opener which went about 9 minutes. Back and forth action with Benjammin hitting the top rope clothesline for the win. Benjammin's mega push continues.
Match Rating - **1/2The Coach def. Tajiri
Wasn't expecting much from the match since Coach was in it, but i was pleasantly surprised. Coach shouldn't be wrestling however, so i guess his new ally, Garrison Cade, will do the rasslin for him. Coach pulls out the upset with Cade's help.
Match Rating - *1/4Chris Jericho def. Christian and Trish Stratus
I would have rather just seen Jericho/Christian II, but we get a handicap match here. Match was very solid, with Jericho pinning Christian with the running enziguri.
Match Rating - ***Womens Championship - Victoria def. Lita
Hated this match. Lita needs to consider a new occupation because she's clearly not cut out to be a proffesional wrestler. Victoria's awsome though, and she (thank god) retains her title here with a cradle.
Match Rating - 1/4*Intercontinental Championship
No Holds Barred - Randy Orton def. Cactus Jack
WOW! What can i say that probably hasn't already been said. We all new Orton was going to win since the only reason Foley came out of retirement was to put a younger star over. Orton should thank his lucky stars that it was him because Foley put him over clean, cata-pulting him right to the top of the WWE. The match itself was just an awsome brawl. When Orton pulled out those thunbtacks i fully expected Foley to get throw onto them, but i fell out of my seat when Randy got throw onto them, and my hats off to him for continuing the match. Orton tries to escape, but Foley throws him off the stage through a couple of tables. Orton kicks out of all of Foley's covers, making him look that much better. two RKO's get the biggest win of Orton's young career. Definite show-stealer.
Match Rating - *****Hurricane & Rosey def. La Resistance
Don't bother watching this, especially if your still drained from Orton/Foley. Not much of a match, and you know it's just been thrown in to kill some time when Eugene jumps in the ring and just runs around like an idiot for a couple of minutes.
Match Rating - 1/2*Edge def. Kane
A six minute match for a 14-month return for Edge. The crowd was dead for this match until Edge hit the spear at the end, probably because they were still amazed by the Orton/Foley match. The match itself was not good, but it'll pass.
Match Rating - *World Title - Triple Threat
Chris Benoit def. Triple H & Shawn Michaels
The final encounter? Yep, it's probably the last time they'll have a triple threat with these three. This match was very good, not as good as their WrestleMania match though, since it think there was a bit more riding on it for Benoit at Mania. The match went 30 minutes and just seemed a bit flat in some patches, nevertheless, i was very satisfied with what i got. Benoit blocks the Sweet Chin Music and locks in the SharpShooter, getting the submission victory, a moment i'm sure many Canadian fans will never forget. Benoit celebrates with his hometown with his belt at the end, which is a very emotion moment as well.
Match Rating - ****1/2"
Backlash 2004-the final encounter
Mathew Brentson | Australia | 10/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Backlash on ppv and it was a good ppv with lots of solis matches. Here is how I rate the matches
Shelton Benjamin def. Ric Flair 6/10
This was a solid opener, nothing too special and nothing too awful. Benjamin is a good young talent and put on a great match here and Flair is past his time and all he knows how to do is chop. Benjamin wins this match at the 8 minute mark with a top rope clothesline.
Coach def. Tajiri 4/10
This match was better than what I expected but was still not great. Coach can actually wrestle, he really suprised me. Tajiri used some good offence in this match but was beaten by Coach after Garrison Cade interfered.
Chris Jericho def. Christian/Trish Stratus 8/10
Another exellent match from Jericho and Christian. Trish didn't really do much in this match exept covering Jericho after he was beaten down by Christian. I liked the moves used by both men in this match and they have a great chemistery together. Y2J picked up the win in this match at around the 15 minute mark.
Womans Championship-Victoria def. Lita 5/10
Womans wrestling has really improved over the years. This was actually a good 6-7 minute match with lots of back and fourth action. Lita is in great shape and Victoria is the best womans wrestler around in my veiw. Victoria retained the title at the 7 minute mark with a small package roll up.
Intercontinental Title-Randy Orton def. Mick Foley 9/10
WHAT A HARDCORE MATCH. This was the equal match of the night with the triple threat match. Lots of weapons were used by both men and it was a bloody match. Orton got thrown off the stage through a table, thrown into a barb wire board and slammed in thumbtacks while Cactus Jack took loads of bumps and got the RKO on to a barb wire bat(barbie). Randy Orton retained the Intercontinental title at the 21 minute mark with an RKO on the barb wire bat.
La Resistance vs. Hurricane/Rosey 2/10
Basicly a filler with no build up and no title on the line. I forgot who won it and that shows how good it was.
Edge def. Kane 5/10
A very average match match which should have been way better. It was only 6 minutes long and didn't get going until the end. Edge is one of my favourite wrestlers and I was happy to see him return but this match wasn't one of his best. Edge completes his comeback at the 6 minute mark with a spear on the monster Kane.
WHW Title-Chris Benoit vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels 9/10
An exellent match between three superstars of wrestling. It was not as good as their match at Wrestlemania 20 but was still a classic encounter. This was a straight out wrestling match and never got dull. I rated this match 9/10 because it wasn't as good as their 10/10 WM classic. Chris Benoit retains in his home town after making Michaels tap to the sharpshooter at around the 30 minute mark.
Overall an exellent Raw ppv which scored a 48/80. The score was lowered from the Tag match and Coach vs. Tajiri so the score is not as bad as it looks. RATING SCALE-60"
Orton has Arrrived!!!
cregger mcgregor | greenland | 07/24/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Look, the only two matches that matter on this dvd are Benoit/HHH/HBK, and the best damn hardcore match Ive seen in years. The triple threat match was very good, but it didn't have the excitment or pageantry that their Wrestlemania epic had. Take it from me, I WAS THERE.
But back to the match that YOU NEED TO WATCH. Randy Orton and Mick Foley put on a show that would make some of those lunatic wrestlers in Japan blush. Nothing was overdone or overly violent in this one. Foley put over a kid that is the real NEXT BIG THING. While the last guy with that title ran off to play to play football, Orton proved in this match that he will do anything for this business. Not only did he land flat on countless thumbtacks, but he wasn't wearing a shirt either!!!
Ive never seen a guy do that over here. Foley did an incredible job and proved that he still had that psychotic side to him, but Orton used this as his coming out party. When people start talking about how great of a wrestler he is and how he started to be recognized as a legend, this is the match everyone will look back on"