This was a great show, one of the best WWE ppvs in a long while. With the exception of one match, and one abhorrently long and painful segment, I enjoyed this show tremendously. Everything they did on the show, including all three title changes, made perfect sense, and the booking overall was top notch. I would definitely recommend shelling out the $20-odd for this DVD, it is definately worth your money and you'll have a great time watching it. Matches are rated out of 5 stars (*****).
1. ECW Championship
Jack Swagger (c) vs. Christian
Very good opener. These two have great chemistry together and they put on one heck of an opening bout. Lots of near falls and the crowd got into it. It was also nice to see Christian get the title, and he put the belt over big by having a nice victory celebration afterwards as if he accomplished something historic. Good stuff. ***1/4
2. Chris Jericho vs. Ricky Steamboat
Another great match. This was Steamboat's best performance of the three matches he's had since returning to the ring, but the crowd was not as into him as they were at the previous two venues (both in Houston). That's not to say they didn't care, but it felt more like being nice than really being into him. Steamboat was also in better physical condition this time around. The two had a very well paced, smooth match, with no missed moves that I can recall. Lots of great near falls at the end before Jericho got the win clean with the Walls. I hope this isn't Steamboat's last match because he's still awesome. ***1/2
3. Kane vs. CM Punk
They worked hard but these two don't mesh well and the match was not smooth at all. It was far from being horrible but it was not what I would call a good match. It was pretty much exactly what you would expect from a mid card filler match with this spot on the card. Pretty surprising seeing Kane go over their money-in-the-bank winner as well, and the soon-to-be #1 face on the smackdown brand, but no one seemed to care. *1/2
4. "I Quit" Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy
This was a good match. In some ways this was better than their Wrestlemania match because the psychology was good, but like their previous match this was still a letdown, especially when taking into account the stipulations. This fued didn't work, which makes them 0-2 because they tried this about 8 years ago and it didn't work then either. None-the-less this was a good match, definitely worth checking out. Overall I'd say it was a notch or two superior to their 'mania bout, but still about the same quality overall. ***1/4
5. Khali Kiss Cam segment featuring "Santina"
A train wreck of epic proportions. The only part that made me laugh was when JR was double crossed again, and he and Michael Cole had a hilarious (and seemingly real) exchange. Other than the unintentional comedy, this was disastrous and I was offended that I was actually paying money for it (about $8.00). Beth then came out and challenged Santino, who pinned her in about .0001 seconds after she was chopped (the worst chop ever, by the by) by Khali. If you buy this dvd, which you should, skip this. Overall the rating for this was about - (minus) *****
6. WWE Championship
Triple H (c), Big Dave, & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted DiBiase
Also a good match. The beginning was strange, because orton got chased up the ramp and then dissappeared for the first quarter of the match, so it started out as a 3 on 2 handicap match favoring the faces. Naturally the crowd was comatose. However, Orton eventually returned and the match built quite well from that point on, and turned into a very enjoyable bout that the crowd got into. This was way better than Hunter vs. Orton at Wrestlemania, for the record. The finish to the match was great, and it made perfect sense to give Orton the belt. ***1/2
7. World Heavyweight Championship: Last Man Standing Match
John Cena (c) vs. Edge
Tremendous match, the best of the night bar none. Fantastic performances by both men. The match built incredibly well and there were tons of near finishes and escapes and the like, not to mention some awesome and innovative spots (I won't spoil them, but trust me on this). I did not want this match to end. Unfortunately, it did end, but I thought the finish was great (I won't spoil that either). Edge as champ makes perfect sense, and Smackdown now has a Heavyweight Champion. A great way to end a great show. ****1/2
This PPV is worth your money and then some. This was an exceptional outing from WWE and I plan on purchasing the dvd myself as soon as it comes out. With the exception of one filler match and one terrible segment, both of which can be skipped with great ease, there are 5 good to fantastic matches on here that are great to own for repeated viewing. Thumbs way up.