Judge Franck Tabouring is a true survivor. He made it through this entire PPV without dozing off.
Our reviews of WWE: Survivor Series Anthology, Volume 1 (1979-1991) (published December 3rd, 2009), WWE: Survivor Series Anthology, Volume 2 (1992-1996) (published January 28th, 2010), WWE: Survivor Series 2009 (published February 18th, 2010), and WWE: Survivor Series 2011 (published January 15th, 2012) are also available.
Spoiling for a fight…
The stars of Raw, SmackDown, and ECW head to Boston for the 2008 WWE: Survivor Series, a pay-per-view that will prove who's got what it takes to survive the ultimate wrestling battle.
Facts of the Case
Here's a brief look at what to expect on this disc: The Undertaker goes head to head with Big Show; Triple H takes on Vladimir Kozlov; and Chris Jericho faces John Cena. The pay-per-view also includes three Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team matches, one of which is a diva battle.
Here's the complete lineup:
• Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, Great Khali, and Cryme Tyme vs.
Kane, JBL, MVP, The Miz, and John Morrison in a Traditional Survivor Series
• Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Candice Michelle, and
Jillian vs. Michelle McCool, Maria, Maryse, Natalya, and Victoria in a SmackDown
vs. Raw Divas Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
• Big Show vs. Undertaker in a Casket Match
• Batista, CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, and Matt Hardy vs.
Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, William Regal, Shelton Benjamin, and Mark Henry in a
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
• The Game vs. Vladimir Kozlov in a WWE Championship Match
• John Cena vs. Chris Jericho in a World Heavyweight Championship
As far as the technical aspects are concerned, the disc's full-frame presentation works just fine. The same goes for the decent audio transfer, and that's all there is to say about it.
The special features are halfway decent. Besides a ridiculous backstage talk between the Great Khali and Shawn Michaels, the bonus material also includes an entertaining Extreme Rules Match between Jeff Hardy and the Undertaker at SmackDown. This 12-minute battle is actually not as extreme as I thought it'd be, but as it turns out, both wrestlers perform a variety of cool maneuvers to keep it fast enough throughout.
I launched into Survivor Series with pretty high expectations, but that was a mistake. I wouldn't call it terrible, but it's disappointing after Cyber Sunday.
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