Judge Franck Tabouring doesn't think extreme rules.
Forget all the rules you usually see at the regular WWE shows. Known as wrestling's most extreme pay-per-view of the year, WWE: One Night Stand 2008 offers a selection of the toughest matches, including First Blood, TLC, Falls Count Everywhere, and Last Man Standing.
Facts of the Case
This time the action goes down in San Diego, California, where the stars from Raw, Smackdown, and ECW go head to head in seven brutal matches. Before we take a closer look at the individual matches, here's a quick overview of this extreme PPV: Jeff Hardy takes on Umaga; John Cena confronts JBL; and Big Show faces CM Punk, Tommy Dreamer, John Morrison and Chavo Guerrero. Additionally, Melina battles Beth Phoenix; Shawn Michaels challenges Batista; and Triple H faces Randy Orton in a WWE Championship title match. The main event features Undertaker taking on Edge in a TLC matchup.
Here's the complete lineup of the PPV, which clocks in at a little less than three hours:
• Jeff Hardy vs. Umaga in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
• Big Show vs. CM Punk vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. John Morrison vs.
Chavo Guerrero in a Singapore Cane Match
• John Cena vs. JBL in a First Blood Match
• Melina vs. Beth Phoenix in an "I Quit" Match
• Shawn Michaels vs. Batista in a Stretcher Match
• Triple H vs. Randy Orton in Last Man Standing Match for the WWE
• Undertaker vs. Edge in a TLC Match for the World Heavyweight
From a technical point of view, this DVD boasts a solid picture quality and a decent audio transfer. The image is sharp and clear throughout, and the screaming of the audience is well-balanced with the commentaries and the noises coming from the ring.
Special features are generally quite disappointing on WWE pay-per-view DVD releases, and this one is no exception. Other than a Spanish audio track, the only bonus material is four short moments from the Undertaker's career. The moments they selected for this feature are not bad at all, but they are simply too short for anyone to really care about.
Overall, One Night Stand is not as good as last month's Judgment Day, despite all the extreme rules. Apart from a surprisingly decent main event, the lineup is clearly not one of the best we've seen over the past months. In the end, extreme does not rule that much at all.
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