Thursday, September 21, 2006

WWE Vengeance 2006

The long awaited DX reunion … does anyone care at this point?

1) Kurt Angle vs. Randy Orton – 5
2) Umaga vs. Eugene – 1
3) Mick Foley vs. Ric Flair – Best of Three Falls Match – 4
4) Johnny Nitro vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Carlito – 5
5) Rob Van Dam vs. Edge – 6
6) Kane vs. Impostor Kane – 2
7) John Cena vs. Sabu – Extreme Lumberjack Match – 4
8) Shawn Michaels & Triple H vs. The Spirit Squad – 3

The Angle/Orton rematch wasn’t quite as good as their match at One Night Stand, probably because they were wrestling in front of a WWE crowd and not a rabid ECW crowd. They teased a spot where Angle was going to suplex Orton from the apron through a table, which was probably the high point of the match. Umaga and Eugene was on the show for some unknown reason. To further add to the stupidity of the match, Eugene brought out Doink, Kamala, and the walking human wasteland himself, Hacksaw Duggan. Boo for Eugene’s burger flippers and boo to WWE for insulting our intelligence with this match. To be honest, I can’t remember a thing from the Flair/Foley match except for Foley intentionally getting himself DQed. There’s only so much you can do with seven minutes on a pay-per-view and they pretty much did it, much to the disapproval of everyone watching at home. The three people involved in the triple threat match tore the house down. They did a swank tower of doom spot which pretty much had JR at a loss for words and everyone in the stands creaming their pants. RVD and Edge had a good match and one of only two matches on the card to go over 15 minutes in time. While it wasn’t groundbreaking, it was refreshing to see someone other than Cena work with Edge. The Kane match was beyond bad and the crowd booed it out of the building. The funny thing is that they killed the program off on Raw the next night with no explanation whatsoever. Cena and Sabu had a standard hardcore brawl which featured Cena giving Sabu and FU over the top rope and through a table. The problem was that Sabu almost missed the table and almost killed himself. The highly promoted reunion of DX was a letdown and working with the very untalented Sprit Squad didn’t help any. Vinnie Mac needs to realize that nostalgia only works for so long and right now, I’m sick of it.

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