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half good,half bad,
This review is from: WWE - Backlash 2008 [DVD] (DVD)
Backlash 2008 followed a fine wrestlemania so expectations were high but no one really expected it to better mania but there was some great quality at times and some very average scenes.
The event opened with the united states championship on the line,the champion MVP had it all to do against a vengeful matt hardy who had revenge still on his mind,the match wasnt great as it slowed down to a walk all too often but there was some great spots in it,it was an acceptable opener but didnt light up the room.
The ECW championship was up for grabs next,the champ kane had to fight the man that he fought in wrestlemania,chavo.This match was at least a contest and both men had moments of domination but when you break it down this was average and nothing more.
Another average to poor match followed as the big show fought the great khali,this was as per usual,a standard big man match,with both men slapping and whacking and huffing and puffing and not more more,there isnt alot to report here except that you have seen this match before,you really have.
Thats three matches into the bill and i still havent gone mad for a match,oh no,can the next match change the trend?i would say yes.Shawn michaels fought batista with chris jericho,who basically started this feud as guest ref.Jericho played his role with no bias which was a bit odd,but the match itself was good,it was hard to see who would win this as it went one way then the next and you could sense that each man hated the other,a clever ending to what was the first great match of the night.
A twelve diva tag match was up next spanning the three brands,does that sound good,nope,then you are correct,next!
The world heavyweight title was up next as the champ,undertaker went up against edge in a repeat from wrestlemania and just like that match this was a great match,similar in other ways as well but always proving that these two could put on one hell of a match,a contest to remember indeed,bravo,bravo!
A fatal four way for the WWE championship ended the night,the men were made up of the champ randy orton,triple H,john cena and JBL.Two of the men went early enough,i trust i wont get scolded for releasing that information and then we were left with one hell of a battle for the title,it was non stop action and left the crowd beaten down,it truly was an epic contest that showcased the talents of the Raw brand nicely,i loved it.
This pay per view was far from perfect but contained some great quality along with some matches that werent pay per view quality,2.5 stars and worth a gamble perhaps.