Saturday, July 22, 2006

WWE Saturday Night's Main Event - 7/15/06

1) Rey Mysterio, Bobby Lashley, & Batista vs. King Booker, Mark Henry, & Finlay – 4
2) Johnny Nitro & Melina vs. Carlito & Trish Stratus – 3
3) Shawn Michaels & Triple H vs. The Spirit Squad – Handicap Elimination Match – 4
4) Sabu vs. Stevie Richards – Extreme Rules Match – 2
5) John Cena vs. Edge – 3

This wasn’t quite as special as the last one they aired in March. Things felt a bit rushed with no real build-up to anything. That being said, it’s a TV special so it instantly gets higher points than your weekly episode of Raw, Smackdown, or ECW. Now then, during the six-man tag a miracle happened! Mark Henry injured his knee and is out for six months! The match itself wasn’t much to talk about, just a normal main event on SmackDown. JBL’s quote about booking Finlay’s leprechaun and Tazz in a step-ladder match was pure gold. The mixed tag match went about two minutes. I’d give anything to see Carlito and Nitro tear it up in a fifteen-minute encounter, instead we get an uninspired two minutes of nothing. D-X against the Spirit Squad was fun to watch just because of DX’s total dominance of the Squad but there wasn’t much else to it. Sabu squashed Stevie Richards in a two-minute disaster that had a huge botch where the table broke when Sabu tugged on it to put it in position. Speaking of botches, Edge met his monthly quota of botches again as he tried to set up Cena for a superplex but slipped off the second rope and they both crumbled to the mat in a heap. After the match, Cena gave Edge an F-U off of the ring steps through the ECW table for a subpar ending to a subpar show.

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