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Unforgiven 2007 - It's alright
on 14 February 2010
Unforgiven 2007 were the 10th Annual Unforgiven Pay per View, and the second to last Unforgiven as it was replaced with WWE Breaking Point last year. It provided us, the WWE Universe, with 8 matches, 6 of which are for Championship Gold. It was known for the return of the Undertaker, as he had been injured by Mark Henry earlier in the year. This review, for all its worth is my opinion of the DVD.
Match 1 - CM Punk (C) VS Elijah Burke, ECW Championship match - 6.6/10
So we start with the ECW Title being on the line. As many now, I'm a big CM Punk fan, he was a good face then, and he's a great heel now. Overall the match was pretty good. Full of everything, but that may have been its downfall. Plenty of submissions, which I am a personal fan of. Back and Forth between two of the bet superstars, since ECW rose from the ashes in 2006. A great moment when Punk delivers a high knee leaping onto Burke, which is then followed by Springboard. The letdown is that the Fans in this match seem to be replaced by a bunch of corpses. The fans are dead in this match, only coming alive at the end. Awful Ending. I was expecting something such as Punk reversing a Burke more into a GTS. But no, a roll-up. For shame WWE. Overall, a good match, but could have been better.
Match 2 - MVP (CC) & Matt Hardy (C) VS Deuce 'n Domino, WWE Tag Team Match - 6.2/10
The relative odd couple of MV-Hardy, as I deemed them, against Deuce 'n Domino. A Basic Tag Team Match in my opinion. I'm a big Hardy fan, and he seemed to carry the match, with a dash of MVP. Again the fans are dead, which again let downs the match. If the superstars can't hear the fans a few feet away cheering, how can they guess that the viewers at home are pleased? Hardy and MVP's constant bickering makes the match, somewhere between bearable, and good. The speed, which is slow at first, makes the match, and I can't believe I'm saying this about a match with a Hardy, but "boring". Interesting at parts, such as when MVP appears to walk out on Hardy. The Match, however does turn interesting near to the end, as all chaos breaks loose with MV-Hardy retaining the Titles. Overall, a decent match, not bad, but could have had better opposition, than Deuce 'n Domino.
Match 3 - Triple H Vs Carlito, No DQ for Carlito only - 7.2/10
Finally, a decent match. Triple H, whatever people may say about him, is one of the best wrestlers, and I mean wrestlers, in the business currently. For some reason, he got paired with Carlito? Even though he isn't in then main event, don't place him where he'll fit in WWE. But enough of that. The match is really good, with a basic match, until Carlito introduces a Trash-Can, and steel Chair. With the fight spewing out onto the outsides of the ring, this match, may not be as hardcore as the OLD ECW (sigh in fond remembrance), but its more extreme than today. Carlito really brought himself into display of the WWE Superiors. Made interesting with the various uses of weapons via Carlito (Trash Cans, Ring Bell and some powder). A nice finish to the match. An enjoyable match to watch, and a match that assured to be "previous"'d to.
Match 4 - Candice Michelle (C) VS Beth Phoenix, Women's Championship - 4/10
A basic Divas match. Two of the best women's WRESTLERS here. A good match to watch and a good match overall. Again the ending could have been better. Not sure what's up with this Pay per View and poor endings. Oh Well. Anyway, a good match to watch.
Match 5 - The Great Khali (C) VS Rey Mysterio VS Batista, World Heavyweight Championship - 8.2/10
A Really Good Match. I always enjoy a good Triple Threat, there so unpredictable. Yes, Great Khali can only either squash, or be squashed, but it didn't ruin it. The match turned out to be really good, with HEAPS of intensity. The mini-feud between Mysterio and Batista is really fun to watch. Whilst the ending was predictable, apart from the fact that Batista uses the Spinebuster instead of his Batista-Bomb. A good match overall. In My opinion, they should have had this as the final match on the card. I always feel that the fans always want to finish on a high, and always want to have the Big World title up for grabs, it's something to look forward to. Whilst Rey was really only used to have some-one else for Khali and Batista to go for. The fans were really into this match, finally. A match that I'm pleased with, though at moments, fast forwarding may be needed. Not sure if there are any real major problems, asides from the 7'3' jobber/squashed in the ring. The outcome was pretty obvious also, but overall a good match, and a good new World Heavyweight Champion.
Match 6 - Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch VS Paul London and Brian Kendrick, World Tag Team Match - 4/10
A basic Tag Team Match again. Londrick really perform well in this match, as do Cade and Murdoch. With Cade and Murdoch sporting their ground and pound wrestling style, London sports a nice beard, (which is amazing). The ending was alright, yet again predictable
Match 7 - John Cena (C) VS Randy Orton, WWE Championship - 7.3/10
A Really good match. Really quick pace, which is a change in the evening. The finish was not what I Expected. The typical face never goes against the "fair" rules, so for Cena to get Disqualified was a nice breath of fresh air. An Intense match, with a great ending. After the match was good as well, with Cena's father kicking Orton. A great match, and I don't have much else to say.
Match 8 - Mark Henry Vs the Undertaker
And here we are, the Main event. Personally, I was expecting more than was given. Taker's entrance was good, with him rising up. The promo was good, and at point, even Mark Henry was good. The match was... OK. It was a good match, with a predictable ending. It's always a good night when you see The Undetaker's name on the back of the DVD sleeve. Mark Henry really ruined the match for me. Good ending with The Tomstone. I Guess from a business view it was brilliant. In a business view, it was The Deadman, having a good promo, pleasing the crowd. However, from a fan's point of view, it's alright. Yes, we had The deadman and yes, it was good promoting. But for one reason or the other, the match was no better than the Punk/Burke match. I guess it was alright, but it didn't captivate me, and the audience was again dead.
Overall, A decent pay per view. I would recommend the DVD, it has good matches, and Decent Extras. Finally a good DVD, with 8 matches, some good, some not so good. A DVD Worth buying, but not one that I bought the day it came out. Buy it if your a wrestling fan, if your not, Why are you reading this?
A Good Pay Per View, buy it !!!!