"Taboo Tuesday turned out to be alot of better than expected considering all the last minute changes that happened with the card (Tomko teaming with Conway, Stone Cold being replaced with Batista, Edge being replaced by Snitsky). The only complaint (besides the "bait & switch" with Edge & the whole Austin situation) is that eventhough they said it was an "interactive" PPV, they really rigged & had RAW booked weeks before for certain matches would be guarenteed (Flair begging for a cage, having Big Show & Kane in tag matches, HBK fighting both Angle & Cena in singles matches, bring in Goldust & Vader for The Coach.) Overall, one of the better PPV's for the WWE this past year...but that's not saying much.
Matt Hardy & Rey Mysterio (SmackDown) vs. Chris Masters & Gene Snitsky (RAW) - Better tag team match than I expected. The crowd was way over for the SmackDown team.
Eugene & Jimmy Snuka vs. Tyson Tomko & Rob Conway - Nothing special here except for the the appearence of Snuka along with Hacksaw Jim Duggan & Kamala at the end.
Mankind vs. Carlito - Average match. Only thing worth talking about is how Mr. Socko looked just like Carlito (afro included).
Tag Team Champions Lance Cade & Trevor Murdock vs. Big Show & Kane - This match shows how much WWE cares about tag teams anymore. They had Cade & Murdock hyped up for a month via video skits, they came in & win the World Tag Team Titles only to lose them to these two singles guys with no history together a month later only to be broken up the next month. It wasn't a squash match as Cade & Murdock was able to get some offence in but you just knew those guys were gonna get their butts kicked.
Street Fight: World Heavyweight Champion Batista (SmackDown) vs. The Coach (RAW) - First of all, even if Austin was in this match...it made no sense to have Goldust & Vader involved in the match concidering how we haven't seen them since nor did we see them in the WWE a long time before this event. Second of all, did anyone think the "debate" or "arm wrestling match" was going to get picked? Now that's out the way, this match was a complete squash but was more entertaining & payed off better than what they planned for with Austin (he was suppost to lose thanks to Mark Henry).
Lingere Battle Royal for the Womens Title: Well, concidering the womens division in WWE today...only 3 of them can wrestle while the other ones are just there for their looks & sex appeal...you just know how this one plays out. But I'll give it extra points because I won't turn down the chance to see divas in lingere.
Steel Cage Match: Intercontinental Champion Ric Flair vs. Triple H - Who didn't see this one coming since Flair was begging for a cage match for weeks. Without a doubt, match of the night as both guys bleed hard just give a great match. We can say whatever we want about Triple H (and I don't say much positive these days) but he can give a greatest matches in the business when he wants to.
WWE Champion John Cena vs. Kurt Angle vs. HBK - After the way they've booked HBK for the past couple of weeks, we knew he was going into this match. It was a good triple threat match but they couldn't match or come close to the cage match before hand.
DVD extras include Batista talking to Ric Flair backstage after the cage match and confronting Triple H as he leaves, Matt Striker does a promo on the internet, and Christian makes his last WWE appearence talking to Todd Grisham before he heads to TNA.
Again, one of the better WWE PPV's of the year. It was better than events like Armaggedon, Great American Bash, No Way Out but not on the same level as events like Royal Rumble, ECW One Night Stand, or Vengeance."
Suck on this TNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
D.P. | 11/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Taboo Tuesday was worth every single cent for the fact that Joey Styles called the ppv, Triple H and Ric Flair had a bloody war inside a 15 foot high unforgiving steel cage, and John Cena/Angle/HBK had a war for the first time over the WWE championship.
To Hell for you TNA fans, the truth that when WWE wants to, they put on a great show hurts. TNA is just about AJ Styles jumping out of the ring 20 times in once match.
Long live WWE!!!!!!!"
WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005
Brendan | 07/02/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"1. Rey Mysterio & Matt Hardy vs. Snitsky & Chris Masters Originally, Edge came out, but then refused to wrestle so Snitsky came out to take his place. This match could have been better if Edge was wrestling, because Mysterio and Hardy had to carry most of, if not the entire match. Snitsky is dreadful in the ring, and Masters is still developing at this point. This is still a good opener that gets the crowd pumped up for the show. Rey and Matt put on good performances, and do some cool moves. Pretty good match, worth a watch. 6/10
2. Eugene & Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka vs. Rob Conway & Tyson Tomko Pretty boring, considering none of these men, other then Superfly, are capable of putting on anything more then a snoozefest of a match. Conway is pretty limited, and Tomko and Eugene were never meant to be wrestling in the first place, and are simply awful. The only noteworthy spot of the match is Superfly getting tagged in to wrestle for about 15 seconds, then going off the top rope for the splash. The rest is poorly wrestled, bland, and boring. 2/10
3. Three Faces of Foley Match: Mankind vs. Carlito I'm glad that the fans picked Mankind as the face of Foley to face Carlito, because Mankind had not been seen for quite some time in the WWE, and it was refreshing. Carlito is similar in that he is something new and different for the WWE, and he brings life to the ring when he steps in. He has great character, and his in ring skills, though not fantastic here, have greatly improved since. He is entertaining here, and him and Foley put on a good show. Short, but it was never meant to be a wrestling classic, just a fun match to keep the show moving. Both Foley and Carlito put on good performances. 7/10
4. World Tag Team Championship Match: Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch vs. Kane & Big Show This one suprised me, because I thought this would be boring and slow. At some parts it is, but it picks up in a few places, and is overall entertaining. It does its job by putting over Kane and Big Show as the new tag team on Raw, and they work well together. Cade and Murdoch hold this one down a little, but it doesn't hurt the match too much. Worth a watch. 6/10
5. Street Fight Match: Batista vs. Jonathan Coachman w/ Goldust and Vader I think the original plan was to have Austin face Coach, but that fell apart so instead the WWE picked the Animal himself to face good ol' Coach. Anyway, this is quite short and there really isn't much to this one, except for Coach getting beaten pretty badly. Basically a time filler, you can skip this and you won't miss much. 3/10
6. Fufill Your Fantasy Battle Royal Match for the Women's Championship: Trish Stratus (c) vs. Ashley vs. Candice Michelle vs. Mickie James vs. Maria vs. Victoria The fans decided that the Divas should wrestle the match in lingerie, and I am not complaining about that decision at all. Other then Victoria, this match is very "easy on the eyes" if you know what I mean, and isn't that bad. Trish and Maria make the match for me, this is certainly worth a watch for the lovely eye candy. 5/10
7. Steel Cage Match for the Intercontinental Championship: Ric Flair (c) vs. Triple H As Joey Styles stated, this match was not really for the Intercontinental Championship, but was extremely personal. Triple H completed the demise of Evolution by beating his former best friend to a bloody pulp. Flair seeks revenge inside of the 15 foot high Steel Cage, and Triple H dominates a majority of this match. Flair comes back swinging, literally (you'll see what I mean), and escapes the cage after going through a brutal 24 minutes. He proves he can still wrestle one hell of a match, and this sets up their rematch at Survivor Series in a Last Man Standing Match, where Triple H is the one seeking revenge. A great match, these two click and make this one bloody, brutal brawl. 9/10
8. Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena (c) vs. Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels Cena really didn't have to do much in this match, because the fans voted HBK as the third man in this match, and when you put the Showstopper and the olympic gold medalist in the same ring, you're going to get a good, if not great, match. All three men put on good performances, and HBK and Angle continue their rivalry by taking out Cena with an announce table spot and fighting by themselves for a good 5 minutes. HBK proves that he deserved the fans votes for the second year in a row at this event, and all three men work very well here. Good match, everybody has chemistry together and this is one of Cena's best title defenses. 8.5/10
Taboo Tuesday is better then the previous years' event, and is overall, a pretty good PPV. The undercard leaves a lot to be desired, but the uppercard is good. Two great matches and a few fun matches make this one worth watching.
Match of the Night: The Steel Cage match: Ric Flair vs. Triple H. This is a bloodbath, but a damn entertaining one at that. These two work very well together, and the Nature Boy proves that hes still got it. Great match, don't miss this one."
WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005
Brendan | 01/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
Match 1:Rey Mysterio & Matt Hardy vs Chris Masters & Gene Snitsky. 9/10
Match 2:Eugene & "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka vs Tyson Tomko & Rob Conway. 7/10
Match 3:Mankind vs Carlito. 7.5/10
Match 4:World Tag Team Championship:Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch vs Kane & Big Show. 7/10
Match 5:Street Fight:Batista vs Johnathan Coachman. 6/10
Match 6:Full Your Fantasy Women's Championship battle royal: Trish Stratus vs Mickie James vs Ashley vs Victoria vs Maria vs Candice Michelle. 8/10
Match 7:WWE Intercontinental Championship Steel Cage Match: Ric Flair vs Triple H. 9.5/10
Match 8:Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship. John Cena vs Kurt Angle vs Shawn Michaels. 9/10"
Brendan | 11/12/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I totaly agree with the guy below who says that he's sick and tired of people b*tching about which brand is better than which. They are both entertaining and belong to WWE."