Judge Franck Tabouring is still bashing the WWE for putting on such a cheap show.
It's the bash everyone's been waiting for.
Unfortunately, everybody will soon regret the wait.
Facts of the Case
Once again, the stars of Raw, Smackdown, and ECW face each other in WWE's The Great American Bash 2008. But before we get into the individual battles, let's take a brief look at the general lineup of the show: Matt Hardy goes one on one with Shelton Benjamin; Mark Henry faces Tommy Dreamer; Shawn Michaels takes on Chris Jericho; and four teams battle each other for the tag team titles. Additionally, Michelle McCool fights Natalya; CM Punk goes head to head with Batista; and JBL seeks revenge against John Cena in a parking lot brawl. In the main event, Triple H puts his title on the line against Edge.
Here's the complete lineup of the event:
• John Morrison & The Miz vs. Finlay & Hornswoggle vs.
Jesse & Festus vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder in a Fatal 4-Way Match for
the WWE Tag Team Championship
• Matt Hardy vs. Shelton Benjamin in a United States Championship
• Mark Henry vs. Tommy Dreamer in an ECW Championship Match
• Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho
• Michelle McCool vs. Natalya in a Divas Championship Match
• CM Punk vs. Batista in a World Heavyweight Championship
• John Cena vs. JBL in a New York City Parking Lot Brawl
• Triple H vs. Edge in a WWE Championship Match
As usual, I have no complaints as far as the disc's technical aspects are concerned. The picture quality is solid for a television event, and the image is clean and sharp throughout. The audio transfer is just as fine.
I know I say this over and over again, but WWE DVDs are usually very weak when it comes to special features. This one, of course, is no exception. Besides the Spanish-language track for the main show, the bonus material includes two short clips from backstage. One shows Vickie flipping out over Edge, while the other one shows Kane flipping out over who knows what.
Too many interventions and unnecessary twists wreak havoc on most of the event's matches, making The Great American Bash the weakest WWE PPV of the year so far.
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