Tuesday, April 10, 2007
WWE Raw Review 4/8/07 Fatal Fourway Announced/No Winner
Mickie James & Candice Michelle def. WWE Women's Champion Melina & Victoria
Mickie James is a looker. She's hot. However, the rest of the divas couldn't pull together this botch fest. All the moves seemed forced and hard to get down. They obviously need Finlay back to teach them timing because they are horrible. The timing is off, the moves are not believable, and this is just a bad match. Although Mickie James is quite the looker.
Cade & Murdoch def. Ric Flair & Carlito
This match was to see who would be the #1 Contenders to the Hardy's tag-team championship, and unfortunately it was a match that saw the team of Flair and Carlito fail. Carlito took a major bump in the middle of the ring, missing his trademark elbow off the ropes, and eventually losing the match when Flair couldn't hold his end of the bargain. Cade and Murdoch are a horrible team. Why are they going to wrestle the Hardy's? This is dumb. The team of Cade and Murdoch will face the Hardy's at Backlash.
Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton (No winner announced)
HBK had the upper hand in this match and Orton was mounting some major offense, but the Ref gets knocked out. HBK was featuring a real life shiner towards the end of the match and after some Sweet Chin Music, Orton was laid to rest as Shawn Michaels fell over, shoulders down across Orton. This of course made for contraversy as one Referee saw Shawn Michael's shoulders down, and one ref saw Orton's shoulders down. The kick was fast and knocked Orton out. It looked like it hurt.
Edge was ringside smiling, stating that he was the new #1 Contender. Which made for something funny, because this seemed to be close to the ending of a famous cage match a few years back. But never the less, the match was ruled a no contest.
World Tag Team Champions The Hardys def. The World's Greatest Tag Team (Non-Title Match)
The Hardy's continued their winning streak with a catch as catch can match that featured all of their spots and a fast pace that should be an example to all up and coming tag teams in the world of wrestling. They were perfect, tagging fast, running through all the moves, and the World's Greatest Tag Team was rechristened the World's Greatest Jobbers.
ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley def. Shane McMahon (Title vs. Hair Match; DQ)
In the beginning of the show we were promised a major world title match, and the return of Shane McMahon to the ring. But it was anything but a warm welcome for fans, especially those that favor wrestling over drama.
The match was going well, McMahon was showing that even though he's the son of the owner, he can put on a match better than the under card of most events. (ie; The miz) Which is no wonder why Lashley wasn't having an easy time with him, until Umaga and Vinnie Mac joined the fray. Lashley was in fact in sight to victory but fell victim to the numbers game. After a DQ win, The McMahons and Umaga beat up the ECW champion and formed a major alliance as the Raw Cameras went off the air, leaving Lashley a bloody mess.
In their formation of this new stable of sorts, they announced that at Backlash it will be Bobby Lashley vs. Vinnie Mac & Shane McMahon & Umaga for the ECW title. Talk about an interesting premise.
The show was actually very good. It had some great matches and set up. The major announcement for the World Title is now a Fatal Fourway for the belt at Backlash. It's going to be a great match-up but I have a feeling John Cena is going to walk out the champion.
I liked this show just as much as last week's Smackdown and think that this is the future of WWE, if they can continue the momentum. I could do without the divas botch-fest, but hey, what can you do?
Tonight on Ecw on Sci-Fi, you will see Marcus Von vs. Rob Van Dam as the new breed try to overtake the show completely. We'll have a review for this tomorrow.
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