Saturday, September 9, 2006

WWE No Mercy 2005

1) MNM vs. Heidenreich, Animal, & Christy Hemme – 4
2) Simon Dean vs. Bobby Lashley – 3
3) Booker T vs. Chris Benoit vs. Orlando Jordan vs. Christian – 6
4) Ken Kennedy vs. Hardcore Holly – 4
5) Rey Mysterio vs. John Bradshaw Layfield – 6
6) Cowboy Bob Orton & Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker – Handicap Casket Match – 4
7) Juventud Guerrera vs. Nunzio – 5
8) Eddie Guerrero vs. Batista – 5

When the card was first announced for this show, I had little interest in it and now I know why. The opener was a decent bout but Heidenreich still looked sloppy. The only highlight was when Christy attempted her lame-ass Doomsday Device. Dean and Lashley was fun to watch, if for nothing else, just to see how green Lashley was at this time last year. The four way dance was an interesting mix and all four guys seemed to work really well together. I can’t really remember any major spots in it, maybe because it was the standard fare that was presented on TV leading up to it. Kennedy and Holly was on there just for filler mainly and got Kennedy over on pay-per-view. Rey and JBL had the match of the night as far as I’m concerned. Rey took a sick-sounding head bump into the steps and JBL took a bulldog on the floor. No interference and a clean finish also helped its cause. The casket match wasn’t bad … but it wasn’t that great either. It ran a little too long for my tastes but it served its purpose and helped continue the Orton/Taker feud. After the match, they reached into the past and lit the casket on fire the exact same way they did at the 1998 Royal Rumble. Juvi looked better than he has in years and had a respectable match with Nunzio, which is just about what you can expect from them. Eddie and Batista had an acceptable main event for a rather mediocre show.

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