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WWE - Unforgiven 2006
WWE - Unforgiven 2006
Actors: Hazim Ali, Shelton Benjamin, Carlos Cabrera, Kelly Carlson, John Cena
Director: Kevin Dunn
Genres: Television, Sports
NR     2006     3hr 30min

Studio: Genius Products Inc Release Date: 10/17/2006 Run time: 180 minutes

     
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Actors: Hazim Ali, Shelton Benjamin, Carlos Cabrera, Kelly Carlson, John Cena
Director: Kevin Dunn
Creators: Vince McMahon, Court Bauer
Genres: Television, Sports
Sub-Genres: Television, Wrestling
Studio: World Wrestling
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/17/2006
Original Release Date: 09/17/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 09/17/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 3hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

WWE Unforgiven 2006 Review
11/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Getting right to it,

*Intercontinental Championship: Jeff Hardy vs. Johnny Nitro (c)
Alot of submission use in this match, especially by Nitro on working Hardy's lower body. The Toronto crowd was involved in this match, but not heavily, which I believe helped the match. Not too exciting, but a good contest between the two. Overall Rating: 8/10

*Kane vs. Umaga
This was a short match, since it ended up being a Double Countout in about 8 minutes. Pretty much just the usual back and forth action that you'd expect between the two, but fair brawl nonetheless between the Big Red Machine and the Samoan Bulldozer. Overall Rating: 6/10

*World Tag Team Championship: The Highlanders vs. The Spirit Squad (c)
This match saw The Highlanders pretty much dominate for the most part. Kenny and Mikey were the two defending the World Tag Team titles in this bout. Lots of near falls and pretty much an above average tag team contest for which we would see these days. Overall Rating: 7/10

*First-Ever Handicap Hell in a Cell: D-Generation X vs. Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon & The Big Show
The newest Hell in a Cell was introduced, with JR mentioning it being "20 feet higher" and other aspects of it being better than the original. Lots of blood in this match, which is no surprise. Vince McMahon joins his very own club when DX shoves him into Big Show, which was a funny moment. I was surprised when Shane McMahon lifted up Triple H in an Torture Rack position, since I don't see that often out of Shane. Lots of brutality as well, for when Triple H cracked (that's right, cracked) the sledgehammer on the back of Mr. McMahon's neck. I think it would of been better if they would of went to the top, which remains to be a favorable moment for Hell in a Cell matches. Looks like they stopped having the superstars do it ever since back in 2002's Judgment Day. Nonetheless, great match. Overall Rating: 9/10

*Women's Championship: Lita (c) vs. Trish Stratus
This was a very special match for Trish Stratus, since it was her last one and it was held in her hometown. This match was more fitting since it was against one of her most noticed long-time rivals, Lita. Good and enjoyable match, with the highlight being the Sharpshooter, which received a spectacular response from the Toronto crowd. Overall Rating: 8.5/10

*Randy Orton vs. Carlito
Another enjoyable match, with lots of aerial action by Carlito (including a Corkscrew Senton and a Moonsault right after). Nice finish with Orton catching Carlito in mid-air with an RKO, after Carlito unsuccessfully tried another Corkscrew Senton. Good match and I'd like to see another rematch with more time sooner or later. Overall Rating: 8/10

*WWE Championship: Tables, Ladders and Chairs: John Cena vs. Edge (c)
Easily the match of the night, with the Toronto atmosphere on Edge's side. Edge comes out to great ovation, and this time, a respective look on his face. Cena comes out to a whole chant of boos, as expected. It was John Cena, the challenger who never been part of a TLC match against Edge, the reigning champion who has never lost a TLC match. Some people thought that Cena wouldn't take a bump, but wrong they were. Lots of creative use of the "hardware" by Edge, including a leap from the ring to Cena when Edge ran up a slanted ladder connected to the turnbuckle. Surprise moment when Lita comes out of nowhere and lifts the ladder to knock John Cena out of the ring, through the air, through a table out on ringside. This was a great TLC match which saw Edge being F-U'd by Cena from the top of a 16-foot ladder onto two stacked tables. Great moment there, and a fantastic one-on-one TLC match. Overall Rating: 9.5/10

Overall Pay-Per-View Rating: 56/70 = 8/10 = **** (4 stars)
All the matches on the card were good, with the exception of Kane vs. Umaga which I thought was fair. Nonetheless, my recommendation would be to buy the event. You won't be disappointed!"
Very Good PPV DVD Release!
Ervin Griffin | Bluefield, WV | 10/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While short on extras, WWE Unforgiven 2006 didn't really need them (though some more extras concerning Trish Stratus would've been nice) as the card pretty much was the feature!

Jeff Hardy Vs. Johnny Nitro w/Melina (WWE I-C Title Match) - Very good opener. I have to say that Jeff and Nitro surprised me with their use of actual wrestling moves as well as high risk moves! They are no Kurt Angle or Samoa Joe by any means but it was impressive to see that out of these two. Bad ending with the always hot Melina BUT it shouldn't take away from this match which was an excellent opener!

Matt/Jeff Hardy meet up - After this match, the two Hardy brothers meet up for the first time in a long time! Wait until you see who else shows up! Very surreal!

Kane Vs. Umaga w/Armando Alejandro Estrada - Not a great match but a pretty good brawl between these two. Was impressed with the agility of Umaga! Double countout result doesn't take away from this bout either.

Spirit Squad Vs. The Highlanders - Weakest match on the card but not a bad match by any means. Some impressive double teaming by both teams. Spirit Squad takes it via the numbers game.

D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels/HHH) Vs. Vince & Shane McMahon/The Big Show (Hell In The Cell) - This will not go down as the best HITC but it certainly was one that had some of the most memorable and brutal spots ever in the history of that match! Pace was very slow but there was enough brutality, violence and even comedy to keep you entertained. The ending with HHH cracking the sledgehammer over Vince's back made me cringe! As for DX shoving Vince up TBS' a**, well, you couldn't pay me ENOUGH money to do that to me! LOL! Anyway, excellent bout. Not the best HITC but definitely not the worst (that still belongs to Undertaker Vs. the late Big Bossman in 1999 at WrestleMania).

Lita Vs. Trish Stratus (WWE Women's Title) - If Trish Stratus had to end her career going against any opponent, then I think its only approriate that it was Lita! These two have had excellent and entertaining matches for years against each other and this one was one of the best! I would rank this a close second to that classic they had once on RAW near the end of 2004 when Lita defeated Trish for the Women's title.

This time, it was Trish defeating Lita in her final match using a surprise Sharpshooter to win by tap out! To my recollection, neither woman has ever used a submission hold to win a match so this was a nice surprise.

On a personal note, let me say that while I was never a huge Trish fan, I did grow to respect her over the years. She went from being just a pretty face at ringside (a role that she could've stayed in and STILL could've had a successful career) to a pretty good wrestler in the ring! Quite frankly, I think the current roster of WWE Divas should take notes from her (and even Lita for that matter) on how a WWE Diva should be. While I like tight clothes and nice bodies as well as the next guy, it is nice to see a female performer that actually has ability in the ring! Her absence is already being felt as we really only have Lita, Mickie James, Victoria and the underused Melina with any real ring talent left. Anyway, I digress. Great match and a wonderful way for Trish to go out!

Carlito Vs. Randy Orton - Very good match! Carlito showing high risk offense that I didn't know he had! As for Orton, I can't stand him but I have to give him some due here. That was a phat-a** RKO he put on Carlito as he flew at him with a high risk move! Again, can't stand him but I give him props for that move! Good match by both men.

"Doctor Of Thuganomics" John Cena Vs. "Rated-R Superstar" Edge (WWE Title Match/TLC Rules) - This is a match that Edge has never lost on PPV! I stress that because he HAS ACTUALLY LOST ONCE IN THIS TYPE OF BOUT! It was in 2001 when Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho won a TLC match on then-WWF Smackdown against Edge/Christian, The Dudley Boyz (now Team 3D) and The Hardy Boyz for the then-WWF Tag Team Titles. So, Edge has actually lost one of these BUT not on PPV until this match.

Going in, not only did Edge have the advantage of experience in this bout, but he had home field advantage in that it was in Toronto, Canada! The reception Cena got was very decidedly bias in favor of the champion. Not as bad as ECW One Night Stand but pretty close!

To the match itself, it is something to see as both men pulled out all stops. This is arguably Cena's best performance ever as he used his usual moves in very UNIQUE ways, including an FU from the top of the ladder through two tables to Edge! Great main event!

Overall, this is worth the buy! Just to add, my copy came with the solo Trish Stratus release that came out back in 2003. Don't know if Amazon.com's comes with that but my copy did!


"
Unforgiven
Frank Xabiano | grand rapids,MI USA | 09/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Unforgiven was a good PPV, probably the best RAW brand PPV that i've seen since Vengeance 2005. Here is my analysis:

1. Intercontinental Championship
Johhny Nitro (c) vs Jeff Hardy
Good match, with johnny targeting Jeff's leg for a long time. Ugly ending with hot Melina involved. Good opener. (7/10)

2.Kane vs Umaga
I wasn't expecting a great match, but it was entertaining. Bad ending with the double countout. (5/10)

3.World Tag Team Championship
Spirit Squad (c) vs The Highlanders
Regular match, again the squad retaining and again it is Mikey and Kenny. They don't let Nicky, Johnny and specially Mitch (who never wrestles) show up. Highlanders have good tage team moves but not good enough. The RAW tage teams are weak now. (6/10)

4.Hell in a Cell
Triple H & Shawn Michaels (DX) vs Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon & Big Show
What a match, with some tough spots, and the opening of Big Show's "Kiss my $ss club", with Vince as the first victim. Lot of blood, amd a good ending. Not the best HIAC but good. (8/10)

5.WWE Women's Championship
Lita (c) vs Trish Stratus
I love Trish, and this a what the best ending for her career, with her seventh title. Nice ending with turning Stratusfaction into a Sharpshooter. (8/10)

6.Randy Orton vs Carlito
Nice match and this proves that Randy is a hell of a wrestler, despite his cockyness in real life. I hate Puertoricans, and specially Carlos. I loved when he got caught by an RKO in mid-air. (9/10)

7.TLC Match for the WWE Championship:
Edge (c) vs John Cena
This was a show stealer. At last cena gets the tile back. Some tough spots like the STFU through the ladder, the 5knuckle from the ladder, cena landind ona table, and EDGE FU'd through 2 tables from a 16ft ladder. What a match. (10/10)

Overall the best things were HIAC, Trish and TLC, and also a puertorican losing. Great PPV.




"
One of the best PPVs of 2006
A. Pierre | Somewheres | 12/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ive seen most of the matches on seperate dvds but wanted to watch the whole event. Pretty awesome event for 2006.

Johnny Nitro VS Jeff Hardy: These two really put up some good fights for the intercontinental title; Actully made the belt seem credible again. Hated the ending though

Kane VS Umaga: Anther good feud but they had a better match on Raw.

Highlanders VS Spirit Squad: Bathroom break

Lita VS Trish: Snack break. Nice to see Trish go out on top though.

DX VS Big Show and The McMahons: Pretty good brawl. Big Show really didnt do much but it was still worth watching.

Randy Orton VS Carlito: Match of the night. Its too bad Carlito is under used by WWE but this match shows his poetinal. The end of the match was amazing!

Cena VS Edge: Cena beats Edge in a TLC match in Edge's hometown. Good move? I dont know because I dont care for either wrestler. Still a very good match.

This was one of the best 2006 PPVs, even though WWE really did a good job in 2006 on there PPVs. Highly recommended.

"