Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|WWE Judgment Day 2007|
Actors: Edge, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, John Cena
Genres: Television, Sports
(Sports) The Superstars of Smackdown make their first post-WrestleMania pay-per-view appearance, settling a number of burning issues. Includes matches featuring Batista, Undertaker, Kane, King Booker, Chris Benoit, Boogeym... more »
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Welcome Everyone To Sunday Night RAW!!!!
D.P. | California | 07/13/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Overall, this PPV came off like a 3 hour edition of RAW or SmackDown where most the major matches were either turned into angles (HBK/Orton & ECW Title match) or were just watchable (Cena/Khali & Edge/Batista). This event looked good on paper but didn't live up to the hype whatsoever.
Ric Flair vs. Carlito - This opener did it's job in getting the crowd crazy as St. Louis usually always goes crazy for Ric Flair. Carlito mostly did a mat-based style along with working on Flair's arm throughout of the match. This was a good opener.
ECW Champion Mr. McMahon, Shane McMahon, Umaga vs. Bobby Lashley - I didn't know Goldberg was black? Seriously, this match was a carbon copy of an old Goldberg match from WCW. Lashley ran though Shane & Umaga in around a minute while Vince kept avoiding Lashley. And Vince kept the title since he wasn't the one who was defeated. They wasted so much on television for weeks for this match & this was the result? Save this crap for RAW or ECW, not for a show people pay around $40 for.
C.M. Punk vs. Elijah Burke - This match was very similar to the opening match in that it went around the same amount of time & Elijah worked on an injured body part thoughout various times of the match which in this case, it's Punk's heavily taped ribs. The match itself was slow at times to the point where the crowd was chanting for "J.B.L." at one moment. It was a good undercard match with nothing really noteworthy except for Punk perfectly selling his ribs throughout the bout.
Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton - Randy Orton came back to his hometown in another "match" that turned into a segment that should have been saved for RAW instead of a PAY-per-view. Earlier in the night, Orton attacked HBK during an interview adding to the concussion he got from Khali two weeks earlier. This was just Orton attacking HBK's head for around 5 minutes with a DDT & constant stomps to the head with HBK's only offense being his elbow drop from the top before his body gave out on him. The match got stopped with HBK taking an RKO afterwards. Just like the ECW title match, this should have been saved for RAW instead of a PPV because people don't pay to see glorified squash matches.
World Tag Team Champions The Hardys vs. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdock - A rematch from Backlash with J.B.L. & Michael Cole calling the match for some reason (since Matt's the only one on SmackDown). This tag match & storyline itself was very similar ot the Eddie Guerrero/Batista one from back in 2005 where the heels were trying to play by the rules & not cheat. It was a good tag team match but to me, was a step down from their Backlash match the previous month. Besides seeing Trevor Murdock pull off the Canadian Destroyer, there really wasn't anything memorable here eventhough it was a solid contest. This was the match of the night for me.
World Champion Edge vs. Batista - The match went around 10 mins. and it was a watchable match. It came off to me as Batista doing exactly what he was doing at the Royal Rumble, just looking to get his spots while doing a poor job (compared to Flair & Punk earlier in the night) of selling his injury. Edge as usual did work hard here but he's not Triple H & he's not Undertaker so we can't expect him to pull out that type of performance from Batista. Again, the match is watchable but in no ways worth of being a "World Championship" match.
2 out of 3 Falls Match: United States Champion Chris Benoit vs. MVP - This match was my least favorite out of their 4 match series but their worst match together is still better than most of the card here. Benoit sold his leg better than anyone else sold their injuries in the night with MVP targeting it thoughout the match. It was a shock that MVP beat Benoit two straight CLEAN falls but Benoit did his job in this fued & elevate MVP & give him more credibilty as a performer.
WWE Champion John Cena vs. Great Khali - Cena was put into a no win situation here by trying to have an entertaining match with a wrestler who not even a man who nobody, not even veterans like Undertaker or Kane, can make look good...to the point where his match with Undertaker was taken off SummerSlam so it could be heavily edited to be watchable on SmackDown. Cena was a spotmonkey non-stop by selling & falling to make Khali look like a monster while Khali did his usual punch/kick/repeat offense. Cena again was put into a no-win situation & made the best of it. The story here was for Cena to beat an unstoppable monster & the match served that purpose (ala Hogan vs. Bundy/Andre/Earthquake back in the 80's). Bad match but again, it was a no-win situation & Cena did win again but he was the lesser of two evils in this situation.
DVD extras include a post-match interview with Randy Orton, MVP celebrating in Teddy Long's office, and the whole story behind the CM Punk/Elijah Burke fued.
The undercard here stole the show but there wasn't much of a show to steal here & this is one event that is passable and I only recommend this for a rental at best.