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WWE Vengeance 2007 - Night of Champions
WWE Vengeance 2007 - Night of Champions
Actors: John Cena, Batista, Candice Michelle, Bobby Lashley
Genres: Television, Sports
NR     2007     3hr 0min

For the first time, the superstars of Raw, Smackdown, and ECW will all be seeking Vengeance. John Cena, Batista, Lashley, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Rob Van Dam, Edge, Randy Orton, Ric Flair, King Booker, Kane, Umaga, and...  more »


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Actors: John Cena, Batista, Candice Michelle, Bobby Lashley
Genres: Television, Sports
Sub-Genres: Television, Wrestling
Studio: World Wrestling
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/24/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 3hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

D.P. | California | 09/28/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Normally on my reviews I do a match by match review but I'm not even going to waste my time here & get straight to the point. This PPV only proved two things, WWE has TOO MANY PPV's on their schedule and that they have too many championships to make each one seem important to people (and more importantly, the creative team themselves). This PPV came after One Night Stand (which happened in the same month) and only one week after their draft lottery. Every match on here was either one of the following: very slow & boring, a squash match less than 5 mins. (Umaga's match), or an average unmemorable performance. And half the matches didn't give us a reason to care about them because again this PPV was booked at the last Duece & Domino fighting Slaughter & Snuka. And all of this is doesn't even include the Chris Benoit incident that weekend that overshadowed everything that happened at the end of the the point where all references to him are removed from the ECW Title match.

The only positives I can say is that some of the matches are watchable which is why I gave this 2 stars but bottom line is that this ranks on the same level as Judgment Day (which I also gave two stars) in that there isn't anything special about this PPV & you aren't missing out of anything if you can't watch this event. I recommend for a rental at best."
Would Make Champions Cringe / Vengeance Dies Tonight
R.A. McKenzie | New York | 03/26/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I was always a fan of the VENGEANCE PPV series. Somehow, even the ones that weren't too good just managed to entertain me enough. I don't think the WWE did this on purpose, but they always had a paying customer from me when the June/July event came around.

In June 2007, I chose not to purchase the event because I simply wasn't wowed by any CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS cards that WCW produced. Frankly, I didn't trust WWE this time. Aside from the horrible tragedy that occurred with the Benoit family in Atlanta, this Texas PPV wasn't gonna click even with a Rabid Wolverine around.

1) World Tag Team Championships
The Hardys v. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (champions)
---This was an interesting feud that sadly never got off the ground. The two teams had exceptional matches at BACKLASH and JUDGMENT DAY. Cade & Murdoch spent months trying to play fair and square, but just before this PPV, they finally revealed themselves to be rulebreakers fans suspected they were. Of the PPV "trilogy" between these two, this one is easily the least good. It's not too bad, but like the angle, it just never gets off the ground.
"6.5 / 10"

2) Cruiserweight Championship
Jimmy Wang Yang v. Chavo Guerrero (champion)
---Some of the best WWE Cruiserweight matches, particularly Chavo's, always satisfy you in ways you don't expect. Yang & Chavo deliver plenty of high-flying offense and aerial displays that excite the crowd. But the best Cruiserweights can pace themselves to deliver a sound mat-based contest. Yang and Chavo succeed at this as well. This title bout is kind of a sad occasion, because soon after this event, the WWE ended this division. Too bad, because the Cruiserweight division was on the rise again.
"7.0 / 10"

3) ECW World Title
CM Punk v. Johnny Nitro
---Okay, we all know that this was supposed to be Chris Benoit versus CM Punk. Frankly, that match would've been a classic among classics. But, I gotta give WWE some credit for not only making the best of a bad situation, but Johnny Nitro's title victory re-elevated his WWE career after months of being out of RAW's spotlight. But more importantly, this is actually a pretty solid match between Punk and Nitro. I'm sure the crowd didn't get into this match very much, but hopefully a DVD viewing or YouTube search will give this ECW Title Match the respect it deserves.
"7.0 / 10"

4) Intercontinental Championship
Umaga v. Santino Marella (champion)
---Here is where VENGEANCE 2007 runs into some serious problems. Why in the world Santino had the belt was puzzling to begin with? Why the match is less than 2 minutes is disrespect on so many levels, especially because this is NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS! I don't mind DQ finishes or matches that push storylines, but this was not the way to do it. As amusing as it is to see the crowd cheer Umaga's postmatch beatdown of our Italian babyface, this match is garbage. Period.
"2.0 / 10"

5) United States Championship
M.V.P. (champions) v. Ric Flair
---Montel Vontavious Porter is an unorthodox but gifted performer. Ric Flair's charisma alone can get him through about anything, and his in-ring skills weren't too shabby. But these two just didn't click on this night. The counters and reversals weren't very crisp, and both men's offense looked unconvincing. I enjoyed the match these two had at ROYAL RUMBLE 2008, but this one put another dark cloud on an event that was full of them.
"4.5 / 10"

6) WWE Tag Team Championships
Deuce 'N Domino (champions) v. Sgt. Slaughter & Jimmy Snuka
---This is another bad match for obvious reasons. "Superfly" doesn't look very good in the ring anymore, and Slaughter's in-ring abilites are on par with Jerry Lawler (not bad, but not great). What sucks the mot about this is that weeks of SMACKDOWN hype said that Deuce 'N Domino didn't know who their opponents were going to be. Of all the teams WWE could've picked to challenge the title holders, WWE instead throws a disappointing nostalgic suckerpunch. Well, at least Rick Martel and Tony Garea got to fend off the champions after the match.
"4.5 / 10"

7) World Heavyweight Championship
Batista (Last Chance At Edge's Title)
v. Edge (World Heavyweight champion)
---Finally! Not only do we get breath of fresh air, but this happens to be one my favorite matches of 2007. These two slowly but surely improved their PPV matches together in the months before this event. But on this night, they delivered a match that highlighted both men's strengths, told a compelling in-ring story, and had a very upsetting-in-a-good-way finish. If you choose to not check out this DVD, this match is available on Edge's DECADE OF DECADENCE DVD. But if you feel like watching some of the other highlights from VENGEANCE, I'm sure this will be your favorite match of the night.
"8.0 / 10"

8) Women's Championship
Melina (champion) v. Candice Michelle
---These two ladies went on to have a much better match at GREAT AMERICAN BASH, starting what I believe to be the rejuvenation of the Women's division that lasts to this day. But sadly, Melina and Candice couldn't get their act together at this event. Par for the course, right? Basically, the match is too short to entertain the crowd, and the moves are too flubbed to even forgive the time length. Man, this review is getting depressing to type...
"4.0 / 10"

9) Open Challenge For The WWE Championship
Bobby Lashley v. Mick Foley v. King Booker
v. Randy Orton v. John Cena (champion)
---"Open Challenge" basically means a one-fall match that features only former champions. The match itself is pretty exciting while it lasts. Each of the five competitors (even Foley) get to look very good in the main event. You know the routine, right? False finishes, double teams, everyone gets to pull off their finishers? There's nothing wrong with the familiar elements in this particular match. The reason I'm giving this a fairly low score is that the match is way too short. I think it lasted only about 15 minutes. Given the talent involved and the name of the PPV, I think we deserved more than that. Like the Lashley/Cena main event at GREAT AMERICAN BASH a month later, this Open Challenge feels like the first half of a classic was skipped, and we only got to see the fast-paced second half.
"6.5 / 10"

VENGEANCE 2007: NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS was the last event to be named "Vengeance". It'll probably stay that way because this was the weekend where Nancy Benoit and Daniel Benoit lost their lives to a man whose mind and spirit were clearly somewhere else.

But let's say you can forget about all of the Benoit horrors that took place weekend. Let's say that you can forget about the booking change in the ECW World Title Match. Let's say that you only care about the 3-hour PPV. Well...VENGEANCE 2007: NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS simply isn't a good card. There are many legends at ringside, but I'm sure they were disappointed by some of the match quality they witnessed. The WWE edited out of the "We Want Benoit" chants, but left in the embarssingly awful "Who Killed Vince McMahon?" & "FBI Investigation" recaps & promos.

If you want to see some of the better matches, like the opening World Tag Titles Match, or ECW World Title Match, or Batista/Edge, here's what I suggest. Pick up Edge's 3-disc set (full of great matches), and check out other PPVs featuring the Hardys and Cade/Murdoch or Punk & John Morrison. Those other encounters are better anyway."
I'm Back!!! Plus...My Night Of Champions Review!!
shinedownfan | Clifton Springs, New York | 07/05/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"2007 Vengeance: Night Of Champions
June 24, 2007
Toyota Center
Houston, Texas

World Tag Team Championship:
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (Champions) V. The Hardys
Nice little opener here with good action though out. if only given more time it could be really their match @ Backlash. Cade & Murdoch retain. **3/4

WWE Cruiserweight Championship:
Chavo Guerrero (Champion) V. Jimmy Wang Yang
Good match with some cool spots in it. Yang is very underrated in my book. Guerrero retains with the Frogsplash. ***1/4

Match for the Vacant ECW Championship:
CM Punk V. Johnny Nitro
Chris Benoit was suppose to be in his match but he was too busy murdering his family and killing himself!!! Harsh. The crowd was chanting Benoit's name the whole match. This match could have been better if Nitro wasn't in it. There two really don't work well together at all. Nitro wins the title for some stupid reason. ** I guess

WWE Intercontinental Championship:
Santino Marella (Champion) V. Umaga
um...Marella wins by DQ and you really don't want to see this match. DUD. I really don't know what they saw in Santino, he isn't that good and never will be.

WWE United States Championship:
MVP (Champion) V. Ric Flair
Solid match that could have been better. MVP retains by taking a page out of Flair's playbook. ***1/4

WWE Tag Team Championship:
Deuce N' Domino (Champions) V. Sgt. Slaughter & Jimmy Snuka
Deuce is in there with his dad, Snuka, not Sgt. and he pins him for the win! Cool I guess, the match was barely watchable. 3/4*

Last Chance Match for the World Heavyweight Championship:
Edge (Chaampion) V. Batista
If Batista loses, he will never again be able to get a title shot as long as Edge is Champion. Well, the best match that there two have had so far. Alot better than Judgment Day and One Night Stand. Cheap Ending to protect Batista. Edge wins by countout and Batista is heartbroken. ***1/2. Good match

WWE Women's Championship:
Melina (Champion) V. Candice Michelle
A so-so match with Candice winning the title. *

WWE Championship Challenge:
John Cena (Champion) V. Mick Foley V. Randy Orton V. Bobby Lashley V. King Booker
Great match. Match of the night. Needed more time to be in that awesome range. Still a great match with Cena winning after FUing Foley. ***3/4

overall, an above average show. Good idea, but with 9 matches, some matches had to be rushed. The only title change was the Women's title. Interesting. On a personal note: I'm back with all new reviews some new and old PPVs. If you haven't notice, I have deleted most of my reviews. I did about 90% of them by memory and that's not fair to the event to do that. So I deleted everything from 2002-Present so I can make a more fair review for every PPV event. This is the first of my new and improved reviews. I will re-do all of my reviews, I just don't know when. So thanks and I will be back soon with another review. Peace."