Judge Franck Tabouring enjoys solid pro wrestling, but he has no mercy on bad show writing.
Mercy is for the weak!
After delivering a decent show at Unforgiven, the stars of Raw, Smackdown, and ECW return to action in No Mercy 2008,a pay-per-view showcasing both the best and the worst the WWE has to offer.
Facts of the Case
Before we get started, here's a brief look of what to expect on this disc: Matt Hardy battles Mark Henry in an ECW title match; Beth Phoenix takes on Candice Michelle in a Women's title match; and Rey Mysterio goes head to head with Kane. Additionally, Batista fights JBL; Undertaker seeks revenge against Big Show; Triple H faces Jeff Hardy in a WWE title match; and Chris Jericho goes against Shawn Michaels in a ladder match for the World Heavyweight title. Let the show begin!
Here's the complete lineup:
• Mark Henry vs. Matt Hardy in an ECW Championship Match
• Beth Phoenix vs. Candice Michelle in a WWE Women's Championship
• Rey Mysterio vs. Kane
• Batista vs. JBL in a Match for the #1 Contender to the World
• Undertaker vs. Big Show
• Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy in a WWE Championship Match
• Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels in a Ladder Match for the
World Heavyweight Championship
As always, I have no complaints as far as the disc's technical aspects are concerned. The quality of the image is clean throughout, while the audio transfer fulfills its purpose as well.
I may be repeating myself here, but I rarely enjoy the special features that come with these PPV DVDs. This disc is a little exception, primarily because it includes the main event from the Smackdown episode preceding No Mercy. The match in question is a Triple Threat Match between Matt Hardy, Chris Jericho and Triple H, and, believe it or not, it's a darn good one. All three wrestlers deliver some of their best moves during the battle's nine explosive minutes, offering viewers an exceptionally fast-paced main event that surpasses the quality of many PPV matches. Also included in the bonus section is a brief interview with the Big Show, but it's simply too short and too lame to stand out.
With four strong matches and three weaker ones, No Mercy is a satisfying WWE pay-per-view. If the show's writers would only put a little more effort into building more intriguing storylines and building a better card, the quality of these events would certainly increase in no time. Let's keep our fingers crossed for Cyber Sunday.
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