ONE NIGHT STAND 2008 was another entertaining PPV from the WWE, but I don't think it'll inspire much discussion in the future. WWE's One Night of Extreme Rules was a most bizarre pleasure:
1) Falls Count Anywhere Jeff Hardy vs. Umaga ---I have to admit I didn't want to see these two square off in the first place. Not only were my prayers not answered, I got a throwback of the worst kind. Remember those "hardcore" matches from about 1999 or 2000? You know, where the WWF thought if a match wasn't in the ring, then it must have been "hardcore"? I'm afraid this opener was basically these guys just brawling around the arena with little-to-no Extreme moments. There were a few innovative spots, like when Jeff slid down a stair-railing to deliver a clothesline. But then the festivities ended with a Swanton Bomb from atop a truck, where we couldn't see the impact. If you've seen some of Shane McMahon's famous TitanTron falls, where you barely saw where he landed, you know what to expect. This one didn't even come close to doing the trick for me. "5.0 / 10"
2) Singapore Cane Match - #1 Contender Match CM Punk vs. John Morrison vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Big Show ---Now THIS was more like it! One of those crazy fights that had some good laughs, and some "OUCH" moments too. Big Show took a nasty cut above his left eye. San Diego Charger Sean Merriman got to smack Chavo with a cane. Tommy Dreamer proved he can still hang in an anything-goes environment with the rest of the talent. Even Mike Adamle got a good chuckle from me: "Big Show's grabbing canes from that trashcan like Tiger Woods grabs his clubs from his bag!" That Adamle is starting to grow on me.Read more ›
Falls Count Anywhere Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Umaga - Just based off the on & off feud these two have been having for close to a year now and they're past performances in these type of matches, you got exactly what you would expect as it was Umaga's power vs. Jeff's speed. They went from the ring to the outside & through the crowd with chairs, the retaining wall, and plastic traffic cones being used in the process before finally making their way outside (including a cool spot where Hardy slid down the handrail on the steps onto Umaga) with Hardy getting the win after a swanton bomb off the top of a semi-trailer. Good opener & possibly their best match together.
Singapore Cane Match: Big Show vs. C.M. Punk vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. John Morrison - Well if you watched ECW for the past two weeks, you knew how this match was being setup as it was everyone against the Big Show throughout a majority of the match, including everyone getting the canes off the poles & using it on him with even Miz & Bam Neely getting involved on the outside & taking Show out for few moments with his head being busted open on the steel steps (this will be a running theme that will be used throughout the night). Show looked seriously pissed off, made his comeback, grabbed the trash can full of singapore canes at ring & used the canes to dominate his way onto an ECW Title shot. Good match for what it was but two moments you have to look out for was when Show just caned the crap out of Miz & what happened between Chavo & Shawn Merriman from the San Diego Chargers.
First Blood Match: John Cena vs. J.B.L. - If your expecting a "hardcore war" like you got at their Judgment Day 2005 match...Read more ›
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WWE One Night Stand 2008- Extreme Rules One Night Stand is a very interesting PPV. Every single match is some type of gimmick match. This has had mixed results on other PPV, but the 2008 version of One Night Stand worked this idea nicely. Not every match was a classic, but all the matches were fun to watch. The extras are some of Undertaker's biggest moments over the years according to WWE. This includes looks at Undertaker's debut, the Hell in a Cell with Mankind, his Royal Rumble win, and his World Heavyweight Championship win at WrestleMania 23. If you are looking for a solid PPV from 2008, you might want to check this one out.
Falls Count Anywhere Match Jeff Hardy VS Umaga Cartoony. That word describes this match perfectly. Hardy and Umaga had a fun battle that spanned the entire arena and an outside area. Hardy hit a cool closeline after sliding down a handrail. Umaga and Hardy went back and forth for a while. The real controversy in this match comes in the ending.Read more ›