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not the best way to start a year in truth
on 27 May 2008
New years revolution 2006 is a decent enough event with some matches better than others,some that were poor,some not so but as a whole was rather uneven when it came to quality and a first pay per view of a new year should really stomp us all down,shouldnt it?
The event opened with ric flair versus edge,this wasnt that great,mainly because edge was a bit too good for flair and flair was his own worst enemy in being distracted by lita far too much,it ended up with the ring turning red as flair got busted open badly but as openers go this was somewhat one sided.
The WWE womans championship was contested next as trish fought her number one fan at this point mickie james,this wasnt that bad,some innovative moves and a good pace meaning that this was a ladies match i may even watch again.
Jerry the king fought gregory helms next in a match that was pretty good in truth and was in no way a squash match,the match was long enough as well and they took their moment and made a decent match,for too long the king has been in matches that last a few seconds so this was refreshing in that respect.
Next up was a pretty poor match and it actually features triple h which is never expected,it was triple h versus the big show who was nursing a broken hand,kayfabe,but i aint sure on that though,this match started ok but then got very boring, as big show resorted to countless headbutts which meant we all got bored,it had a decent ending but for me it was too little too late hey.
Next up was an unscheduled match and it showed,there was no hype,no real justification for it,only to kill time and it was the very definition of filler,a truly terrible match,shelton benjamin fought viscera in a match that was largely dominated with the camera focusing on sheltons overbearing momma shouting instructions at the top of her voice which annoyed me,the commentary team sounded a bit humilated during this and trust me when i say that this wont be something i revisit anytime soon hey.
There was a bra and panties gauntlet match next that was beyond the beyonds of crapsville,this was so bad that i dont want to waste much time talking about it ,needless to say mae young gets involved and she is about 80 and this is just bad taste gone wrong,stinking.
Next up was the main event,if you will,an elimination chamber was the enviroment and the WWE championship was on the line,we had the champ john cena along with shawn michaels,kane,chris masters,carlito and kurt angle,this contest was physical as shawn bled like a stuck pig throughout,there was a great display by carlito,who enjoyed himself in there,chris masters had a great night as well,towards the end there was the odd cheap pin but i found this an engaging,sometimes engrossing match and we had a winner and then we were all meant to go home,but wait a second,we had one last match,again unscheduled,edge who had the money in the bank opportunity for close to 9 months at thsi point came out and wanted a title shot against a tired winner and off we went and a great ending to a fairly mixed event,3 stars and thats me being kind.