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on 6 May 2008
Vengeance 2004 arrived a month before summerslam 2004 and the tension was high,the event wobbled somewhat under the expectations but contained some good stuff and an average,somewhat tired main event,mind you these two had been fighting for months and i mean months.
The event opened with a so so match involving garrison gade and coachman against ryhno and tajiri,why coachman was there is for a different day but this wasnt that bad,it had good energy and warmed the crowd up nicely.
Next up was batista vs chris jericho,this was a good contest with a cruel ending but those are the breaks,both men worked hard to keep this interesting and they achieved that,a good match.
next up was a poor match,ric flair and eugene going up against la resistance for the world tag team championship,one could be forgiven for thinking thats flairs humilation was something more than kayfabe here and eugene pranced about for ages before this got going and by then no one really cared,a waste of a match really,back to the drawing board for those that sit on the creative team then.
Matt hardy went up against kane in a no disqualification match next that was pretty good,a good ending to it anyway,wasnt that brutal really bu some comparisons but was charged enough.
The intercontiental title was up for grabs next,the champ randy orton was pitted against edge,the crowd didnt overly have a favourite here and they were soon wore down with a 26 minute match that i liked but many didnt,the crowd looked bored as the match broke into a series of headlocks,chinlocks,all designed to wear the rival down,it was pretty slow but quality remained for me,the ending was good and i liked this.
A number ones contender match for the wwe womans title was next,molly holly against victoria in a match so bad i wished my eyes could be dipped in acid.
The main event now,the champ chris benoit going up against triple h for the 50th time perhaps,this match was epic,it was always going to be but it didnt flow and ebb evenly enough for me,there was quality but it wasnt sustained and then eugene appeared,yes eugene,and made a difference,i wasnt happy with this,a lackluster main event and an average undercard,2.5 stars.