Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|WWE Extreme Rules 2009|
Actor: John Cena
Genres: Action & Adventure, Sports
For one night only the regular rules do not apply as the superstars — of Raw, Smackdown, and ECW battle in unique and sadistic matches. — Championships will be on the line and rivalries will come to a head when WWE Extreme R... more »
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WWE Extreme Rules 2009
R. Marsiglia | New Jersey, USA | 06/08/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This was a very newsworthy show from WWE as there had been 5 title changes during the night. I did not, however, think this was a great show. I did like it, but only mildly, because the two matches I was looking foreward too (the IC title match and the Ladder match) were both very good. I did not think it was nearly as good or as well-rounded as Backlash and Judgment Day, but it held its own. Personally, I would not purchase this on dvd, but it is worth a rental. Matches are rated out of 5 stars (*****).
1. United States Title Match
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. MVP vs. Matt Hardy vs. William Regal
Fast paced match to start, but it was rather short and felt rushed. There were botched spots aplenty in this one, but they pulled out some nice moves as well. Overall this was fine and the guys worked hard, and the match did it's job by getting the crowd pumped up. **
2. No Holds Barred Intercontinental Title Match
Rey Mysterio (c) vs. Chris Jericho
Another great match from these two. The crowd wasn't particularly into it at first, but by the end they were going insane, which is a tremendous credit to the workers. The pace was superb and they did their usual great moves, and I thought they worked the No Holds Barred stipulation in nicely by letting the fans know it was there but not going overboard with gimmicks (all they used was a steel chair). The finish was also brilliant and allows for this fued to continue. ***3/4
3. Samoan Strap Match
CM Punk vs. Umaga
There was not a lot of heat for this one. The match was OK and nothing more, but I will say the ending was good. Pretty average otherwise, not nearly as good as their match at Judgment Day. *3/4
4. ECW Championship Hardcore Triple Threat Match
Christian (c) vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Jack Swagger
This was a pretty fun match, and was good for what it was. Fans wanted tables but they got trash cans and kendo sticks, and they used those two weapons for basically the entire match. Personally I thought it went a little long, but that's just me. Fans loved Tommy getting the win, and his celebration afterwards was really great. **1/2
5. Hog Pen Match
"Santina" Marella vs. Vickie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero)
I knew going in this was going to be bad, but this was SHOCKINGLY bad. They had an absolutely hideous match, one of the worst I've seen in years. Worst of all, with promos and the aftermath included, this probably wasted close to 20 minutes of ppv time. I want to hear someone from WWE try and justify fans paying money for this. - (negative) ***
6. WWE Championship Steel Cage Match
Randy Orton (c) vs. Big Dave Batista
This was the real shocker of the evening, as I did not think even for one second that Dave was going to win this match. Not to mention that he pinned Orton clean as a sheet in the middle of the ring after about 7 minutes of action. However, I do not have a serious issue with the length of the match, because for those 7 minutes it was all solid pro wrestling action instead of a long drawn out brawl. Again, this was too short to really be good, but for what it was I liked it. **1/4
7. Submission Match
John Cena vs. The Big Show
Very boring match. This was basically the exact same boring match they had last month, only there were no pin fall attempts and subsequent near falls. Big Show dominated Cena FOREVER with his slow plodding offense, and I was nearly dozing off. At the end, Cena tangled Show's foot in between the middle and bottom rope, which took care of the "t" in stf, and then he applied a crossface. Problem is, show's foot fell out and he had to pretend it was still there in that bent position. This was not good folks, I pray that this fued is over. 3/4*
8. World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match
Edge (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
Very good match, but not quite the classic I was expecting. They both worked really hard and tried some innovative moves, some of which were truly horrifying. Unfortunately they didn't have a whole lot of time because of all the other matches on the show, so they may have had to cut some things out. This match didn't blow me away like I thought it would, but like I said it was still very good and I was quite satisfied when it was over. The finish was also great. ***3/4
9. World Heavyweight Championship Match
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. CM Punk
Punk got a major mixed reaction coming out. Basically, Punk hit the GTS, hardy kicked out, place went insane, hardy rolled up Punk and Punk kicked out, place went nuts, then Punk hit another GTS for the pin, and the crowd died. The crowd was super into this untill the very end, and then there really wasn't a big pop for the title change. That being said, this was GREAT for the one minute that it lasted. (NR)
This show was a mixed bag. It was very newsworthy and interesting, because I really don't know where they are going from here. There were two great matches on the show and some fine little matches as well, but the middle of the card really dragged the show to a screeching halt, particularly the Hog Pen disaster and the Submission match. If you really enjoy gimmick matches then I'd consider picking this up, otherwise save your money and rent it for a rainy day. Overall I give this show a moderate thumbs up."
A "PG" One Night Stand
D.P. | California | 08/10/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"United States Champion Kofi Kingston vs. M.V.P. vs. Matt Hardy vs. William Regal - This was your average match that was fast paced & did it's job as an opener with a few botched "crash & burn" spots but nothing special past that.
No Holds Barred Match: Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho - One of the best feuds of the year (if not THE BEST just based on the matches alone) continue here as they stuck the formula that was worked with great wrestling that had the fans get more into it and added the No Holds Barred element well here but didn't overdo it using a mass amount of weapons as only a chair was used. The crowd got more into it as time passed & had a very creative finish that also makes sure this feud will continue...and that's not a bad thing, that's a good thing! (thanks DDP) Match of the night for me.
Strap Match: C.M. Punk vs. Umaga - This is one of those one of those matches where the gimmick hurt the match more than helped and the being absolutely dead didn't do it any favors either. This was under the "touch all four turnbuckles" stipulations & there really isn't much to say or remember here except that this ended up being Umaga's last match in WWE.
Extreme Rules Match: ECW Champion Christian vs. Jack Swagger vs. Tommy Dreamer - This was "do or die" for Tommy Dreamer as we would leave WWE if he didn't win the championship here. Tommy Dreamer went back to his "Innovator Of Violence" ways here by coming up with some different ways to use the weapons & breaking out some of his old spots which lead to the first "ECW" chants I've heard in WWE in a very long time. This was a very fun match & the emotional aftermath was well deserved as well.
Hog Pen Match for the Miss WrestleMania Crown: "Santina" Marella vs. Vickie Guerrero - I'm going to be honest, I never found Santina to be funny & I didn't even watch this...I pressed the skip button right away since the only noteworthy thing here was that this turned out to be one of Vickie's last appearences as she quit the next night.
Steel Cage Match: WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Batista - For those who didn't already know, Batista had already reinjured himself (after being back for around 2 months) going into this match so it was kept short but because of that. Despite all that, this turned out to be their best PPV match because it had the high impact & intensity that their previous matches were lacking. It was a dominate performance by Batista that resulted in the first ever time the WWE Championship changed hands in a steel cage match...it you don't count the Elimination Chamber back in Feb. This was good concidering how Batista was injured.
Submission Match: John Cena vs. Big Show - This was the second match that was a rematch from Judgment Day that used the same formula in their previous match...however, this gave up the complete opposite result that the Mysterio/Jericho match did as this is possibly the worst feud of the year so far. Cena was again getting dominated by Show for what seemed like forever before he made his comeback & even had a finish with the STF that got botched. Another match that I would press the skip button on because these two just don't have the chemistry that they had 5 years ago.
Ladder Match: World Champion Edge vs. Jeff Hardy - I'll give credit in that they've tried to do what Jericho/Michaels did at No Mercy in delivering a different type of ladder match than the usual "non-stop spotfest" that we're used to seeing. They tried to find new ways to use the ladder in this match along with revisiting old "highlight reel" spots from all their previous ladder matches. Again, it was a good match but it wasn't the blowaway classic everyone was expecting...but to be fair, they've set the bar so high for the past decade in regards to ladder matches that they just couldn't top it in this case. This was one of those matches where if you judge it on it's own instead of comparing it to all of their past ladder matches (I counted at least six) then it's a good match. But the major story at the end of the night was the aftermath that resulted in a new World Champion...AGAIN!
The only DVD extra here was a post-match interview with Chris Jericho setting up the next stage in their feud. In the end, this ranks right around there with the 2007 edition as one of the most dissapointing editions of this PPV because there was just as much good here as there was stuff that's either bad or easily forgettable so this is one I would recommend for a rental & make your own call here.