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This review is from: Wwe: No Mercy 2008 [DVD] (DVD)
No mercy 2007 was one of the best of that year,if not the best,o mercy 2008 was certainly close and ranks as one of the best of the year also,some of the feuds that had dominated the summer were coming to an end while others were starting to kick off and the quality of most of the matches ranks very high indeed.
The match kicked off with the ECW championship being defended by matt hardy against a man who matt had failed to pin in previous encounters,mark henry,the expectations for such a match werent huge yet we were treated to a match with various styles thrown in and in the end it was an accomplished match.
The womans title match between the champ beth phoenix and candice michelle was ok,it wasnt anything special but to be fair beth is always worth looking at,she possesses a great understanding of what it takes to try and drag the womans division further,in her hands matches have become more watchable.
A long running feud between kane and rey mysterio came to a close of sorts next as they squared up,with tensions high and reys mask at risk if he lost there was much to look forward too,the differing styles worked well together and there was a good pace and certainly a fair old level of aggression,granted the ending was slighlty cheap but this was a good match.
JBL fought batista next,the winner being the number one contender for the world title,these two men fought tooth and nail on smackdown years earlier and they certainly produced better matches than this but it was a short match but high in quality,worth watching.
The undertaker fought the big show next,i suspect some may have feared this would be terrible,a part of me certainly did but in truth it was a good match,smashmouth for sure but both men worked hard here and there was interest in the feud growing,which it rightly did.
The WWE championship was contested next as the champ triple h in all his smugness,went up against jeff hardy,it was a face vs face match but triple h tried to distance himself from the fans slightly,this match was very good,both men brought their 'A GAME' to the table and the crowd were treated to the best of the best.
The main event was up next and cemented the event as one of the quality ones of the year,the world title held by chris jericho was defended against shawn michaels in a match made famous by shawn himself,it was a ladder match,shawn was in the first ever ladder match against bret many moons ago,anyway,this match was off the radar in terms of aggression,drive and quality,it was hard to look away at times,great desire to win and the pace was almost tiring to watch,a great way to end a great event,thanks.
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Initial post: 1 Apr 2010 21:23:06 BDT
PS HOWELL says:
The first ever ladder match was Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon not Bret Hart.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Apr 2010 18:01:20 BDT
S. Weightman says:
No, Michaels challenged Bret Hart for the Intercontinental title in a ladder match mid-1992. You can see it on a tape called 'Smack Em, Whack Em'.
Michaels vs Ramon at Wrestlemania X was the first ladder match on WWF pay-per-view.
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