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|WWE - Backlash 2007|
Actors: Ric Flair, Edge, Shawn Michaels, Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton
For the stars of Raw, the heated rivalries that began at WrestleMania 23 explode at Backlash, where retribution will be exacted. Includes matches featuring John Cena, Edge, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Carlito, ... more »
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A Good PPV with a Stupid Ending!
J. J Woehr | Lindenhurst, NY United States | 04/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Backlash wasn't a bad ppv. It had a good opening with the Hardys beating Murdock and Cade after Jeff hit the Swanton Bomb on Murdock and Matt made the pin. Then Melina beat Mickey James in an ok Women's Title match after a scorpion death drop. Beniot then took on MVP in a match that MVP dominated a lot of. Beniot eventually reversed a leg submission move into a roll-up pin for win. Lashley then took on Vince, Shane and Umaga. Lashley dominated Umaga and Shane a lot while Vince hid in a corner like the rat he is. Shane eventually knocks out Lashley with the ECW title but Lashley kicks out when Vince goes for the pin. Umaga hits 2 splashes off the top rope and Vince gets the pin and is the new ECW champ. Wow no wonder Vince made Heyman leave, he really does know ECW better than Heyman...NOT!.
Batista then took on Undertaker in a Last Man Standing Match. They beat the crap out of each other and both hit their finishers but no one would get counted to 10. Then Batista speared Undertaker off the entrance ramp and they both get laid out and neither answer the 10 the count.
Edge vs Orton vs HBK vs Cena: The voting text message thing was pointless before this match and yep everyone knows by now that Cena isn't gonna lose. So yeah everyone voted he'd win and yep of course he did! It sucks that they can only have HBK beat the over-pushed jackass in a non-title match. Yes the match on Raw was great but...because of HBK! So it should've been for the title! HBK is more over than Cena too, he always gets bigger pops and is only booed in Canada. Cena only gets cheered by mostly women and little kids. People who are old enough to see how lame he is just don't like the guy. Anyway HBK gets screwed when he hits Cena with Sweet Chin Music and he lands on Orton for the pin. Then Cena acts like he's a great champ and the best when he wouldn't have won if it wasn't for HBK. Anyway, yes crappy ending to an otherwise solid ppv. I mean if you can have Lashley who's way better than Cena lose the ECW title Vincent Kennedy McMahon, you can have Cena lose the WWE title to Shawn Friggen Michaels!!!"
An ALMOST Perfect Follow Up To WrestleMania 23
D.P. | California | 06/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"World Tag Team Champions Hardys vs. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdock - I assume this is WWE's attempt to bring some credibility back to their tag team division because this was one of the best tag team matches of the year right behind the various matches in the Hardys/MNM series. The match had it all you would expect in a good tag team match: double team moves, suspension for a tag team partner to finally make a tag after getting beat on for minutes, mat wrestling & highspots. Good & solid match to kick off the show but the one moment to look out for is Trevor Murdock's executing TNA wrestler Petey Williams' "Canadian Destroyer".
Womens Champion Melina vs. Mickie James - This was the match we were SHOULD have gotten at WrestleMania. It went around 9 minutes but both divas here brought their A game here with Melina using her legs various time for innovative wrestling moves such as a full nelson & both girls fighting back & forth while doing the splits.
Normally I don't comment on backstage promos but you gotta check out the one here for the interaction between Edge & "Mr. Money In The Bank" Mr. Kennedy teasing about cashing in the title shot.
United States Champion Chris Benoit vs. MVP - I think MVP has a twin brother or something because it's amazing how the guy who was fueding with Kane late last year is this guy putting on these performances. Their WM match was the "sleeper" match of the show where it wasn't heavily hyped but delievered. That was the same case here as they topped their WM match earlier & the storytelling about MVP avoiding the headbutt & focusing on Benoit's neck was also very impressive. As for Benoit...he's just Benoit & you can never go wrong there. Once again, the best pure wrestling match of the night.
ECW Champion Lashley vs. Mr. McMahon, Shane McMahon, Umaga - This match was designed for Lashley to fail & it did. Lashley tossed around Shane & Umaga for a while until the odds overcame him & Mr. McMahon got the cover for the win without really doing anything in the match. This went on for over 15 mins. & it was just a waste.
Last Man Standing: World Champion Undertaker vs. Batista - A great match with both men using their power moves against each other & each one also selling their injuries (Batista's leg & Taker's arm). Eventhough the finish of the match was a draw, don't let that take away from the effort of both men in this match that was an ideal followup to their WM encounter. Look out for Taker's legdrop onto Batista though the announce table because that looked sick!
WWE Champion John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge - This four way match wasn't a big cluster like most of these type of matches are and everyone was able to leave still looking somewhat strong. Each man had a chance to get certain highlight spots in like HBK's moonsault at the beginning of the match and each man attempting their finishers in the end cancelling one or another out of the match with the story of Shawn Michaels once again having the title slip though his fingers.
DVD extras include an interviews with Mr. Kennedy & a promo by RVD about Mr. McMahon becoming ECW Champion.
Overall (with the exception of the ECW Title match), this had an overall better match quality than WrestleMania and each match was given enough time to tell a story & become something special instead of just being rushed though or becoming nothing more than a filler match. This is a PPV event that I highly recommend."
Good PPV With A Hilarious Ending!
Ervin Griffin | Bluefield, WV | 07/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Let's get right to it!
The Hardys Vs. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (World Tag Team Championship Match) - This wasn't a great tag team bout but it didn't suck either. Still, it got the crowd into the PPV as the ovation the Hardys received was akin to what rock stars get! Hardys retain the tag gold at this point.
Melina Vs. Mickie James (WWE Women's Title Match) - This wasn't the greatest women's bout BUT this is what we should've got at WrestleMania 23 instead of Ashley Vs. Melina as this match was WAY better in comparison! At least neither had to take their clothes off to get attention! True, the current champ Candice Michelle did BUT at least she worked on being a good performer too.
I digress, back to the match. These two women had a surprisingly physical bout with one funny spot of them trading punches with each other while both were doing a split! Johnny Nitro and Kenny Dysktra (the current real-life boyfriends of the respective ladies in this match) are two lucky men! Ends with Melina doing the old "Scopion Deathdrop" on Mickie to retain.
Chris Benoit Vs. MVP (WWE United States Championship) - This one was a tough one to review. The way I got through it is that Chris Benoit was a murderer but he was also one of the best ever in the ring. Recent news of his brain condition has eased my concious somewhat however so I can view this match a lot easier now though still missing the happiness I once had for his matches.
Anyway, back to the match, this match with MVP proves that Chris was not only a great performer but he could make his opponent look great. MVP went toe to toe with his real life trainer (yes, MVP was actually part-trained by Benoit to wrestle in real life). Chris Benoit, like him or not, made MVP look the best he's ever looked both here and at WrestleMania 23 and started him on the run he's on now.
As for this match, Benoit actually gets in both his Crippler Crossface and his Sharpshooter but MVP either countered or got to the ropes. He even shocked the fans in Atlanta (ironically, the place that Benoit would end his life along with his wife and son) when he got Benoit to almost tap to a submission hold! Ends when Benoit caught MVP in a basic cradle to retain the U.S. title.
Bobby Lashley Vs. Mr. McMahon, Shane McMahon & Umaga (ECW Heavyweight Title Match/3 on 1 Handicap) - Easily the weakest match on the card! They were really urinating on the ECW legacy here! At least now, as I write this, they got two real wrestlers in CM Punk and Johnny Nitro going for the title!
Anyway, it ends with Vince McMahon getting the pin after Umaga devestates Lashley with two big splashes from the top rope!
The Undertaker Vs. Batista (World Heavyweight Championship/Last Man Standing) - Despite the draw ending, this match was easily the best on the card! The Undertaker beat the crap out of Batista but "The Animal", to his credit, came back to deliver some heavy punishment of his own. Ends when Batista spears UT off the entry stage through some electrical stuff that causes part of the stage to fall! Excellent bout despite the ending.
John Cena Vs. Shawn Michaels Vs. Edge Vs. Randy Orton (Fatal Fourway/WWE Title Match) - This was a wild way to end this card! All four men had their moments in this match. Most fans have decried the ending as dumb BUT I actually found it humorous! When I saw Shawn hit his superkick on Cena, I actually cheered for a moment until I realized that Cena landed on top of Randy Orton (who had been put down by Edge's spear tackle earlier) for an accidental pin! I personally busted out laughing! Not just at the ending but the reaction of the Atlanta crowd! Some were cheering but some weren't and the ones that weren't had some really funny reactions to Cena winning in this way. While not the best ending, definitely one of the funniest endings!
Overall, its worth a buy!"