WWE Great American Bash 2005
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(WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP)
Going in, I didn't think this would be a stellar match. However, since it was the match to open up the show, the crowd was pretty hot so they were really into this match and that helped a lot. The wrestling itself was not so good but with the crowd well behind the faces it worked out well. Nice moment after with Animal dedicating the win to Hawk. 1/2*
2. Booker T VS. Christian
We've all seen this before. These guys were involved in a long feud for the IC Title on Raw two years earlier. Now they were on the same show again and I guess the writing team were having flash backs. This match was pretty solid but it was nothing you haven't seen before or will remember anytime soon. Booker wins with the scissors kick. **1/2
3. Orlando Jordan VS. Chris Benoit
(UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP)
I found it both weird and discouraging that there was no feud here at all. Benoit just won a No. 1 Contender's match against Booker T and there was no interaction between Benoit and Jordan until in the Bash. Very strange booking. Anyways, the match itself was not good at all. OJ is not very impressive. He used a lot of restholds which put the crowd right to sleep. He also got no heat whatsoever during his entrance or when he was on offense like you would expect any heel to. All he got was silence. Jordan won with the use of the exposed steel buckle. What a yawner. *1/2
4. Undertaker VS. Muhammad Hassan
(NO 1. CONTENDER'S MATCH)
This was not really a match. It was more of an angle for the ending of the Hassan character. That's funny considering this is the second year in a row at the Bash that a Taker has killed someone off.Read more ›
MNM VS Heidenreich / Road Warrior Animal
WOW, I didn't see this one coming. This wasn't a good match, but it wasn't anything too bad. Nothing really to mention here though. Not what you want for an opener, but it did come off better than I thought it would. I still cant believe that Heidenreich was able to execute a clothesline off the top rope. Maybe he is getting better? Nah, he isnt, but that was impressive for such a bad worker. Looks like Animal will be around for a little longer than anticipated. However, MNM will win the titles back soon enough, mark my words.
Match Rating: 4.5/10
Christian VS Booker T
Say bye bye to Christian's push. Christian hasn't won a ppv singles match since Wrestlemania 20! That's a crime. I'm very unhappy that Booker won this match. I really have nothing much to say about this match, I'm too pissed off. It wasn't a bad match, but nothing great. Poor Christian, stuck with Booker T. Did you guys hear the "Booker Sucks" chants? I sure did. All I can say is that I hope wwe takes notice of how good Christian is, and how much the fans love him, and finally push him to the moon. Decent match, nothing good. On a side note, the scissor kick is an awful move to finish the match with. Impact is very unhappy with the outcome.
Match Rating: 5.5/10
Orlando Jordan VS Chris Benoit
This was by FAR Orlando's best match of his US title reign, and maybe the best of his whole career.Read more ›
The booking of the matches was some of the worst of all time. Skilled wrestlers like Chris Benoit should never lose to glorified jobbers like Orlando Jordan. The main event with Batista vs. JBL will put you to sleep. GUAR-AN-TEE!
If you're looking for quality wrestling DVDs, check out Shawn Michaels: From the Vault, Hard Knocks: The Chris Benoit Story, or The Ric Flair Collection.
AVOID THIS DVD AT ALL COSTS!
50-54: MEDIOCRE & DISSAPOINTING (D)
55-59: AVERAGE (C)
60-64: WORTH A WATCH (C+)
65-69: GOOD EVENT WORTH THE TIME AND MONEY(B)
70-74: VERY GOOD (B+)
75-79: GREAT EVENT, ADD THIS TO YOUR COLLECTION NOW! (A)
80+: LOCK THIS BABY IN A SAFE PLACE! (A+)
WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
MNM VS. LOD 2005
SUPRISED HOW MUCH THIS GOT THE CROWD GOING, BUT THAT IS JUST WHAT AN OPENER SHOULD DO. I MUST SAY I DIDNT LIKE THIS ONE. MNM ARE A GREAT NEW AND FRESH TAG TEAM, BUT ANIMAL ISNT WHAT HE WAS MANY YEARS AGO, WHILE HEIDENREICH HAS NO WRESTLING SKILLS. AT LEAST THEY KEPT IT SHORT AND AT A QUICK PACE. NOT TOO BAD OF A MATCH, BUT I JUST DIDNT ENJOY IT THAT MUCH. HARD TO RATE AS THE CROWD SEEMED TO ENJOY IT, BUT NOTHING TO FAIL.
WINNERS & NEW WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: LOD
CHRISTIAN VS. BOOKER T
PRETTY SOLID MATCHUP, BUT NOT AS GOOD AS SOME OF THEIR MATCHES IN THE PAST. CROWD WAS BEHIND CHRISTIAN MOST OF THE MATCH, AS WELL AS I WAS. PRETTY DECENT PACE, AS USUAL WITH THESE TWO. SOME PARTS GOT A LITTLE SLOW AND BORING, BUT IT GOT QUICKER AND BETTER. OVERALL A DECENT MATCH, WITH A PRETTY NICE ENDING, WITH BOOKER T HITTING A SCISSORS KICK FROM THE MIDDLE ROPE. AS A WRESTLING MATCH IT WAS GOOD, BUT I THINK THESE TWO COULD HAVE DONE BETTER.
WINNER: BOOKER T
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP
ORLANDO JORDAN VS. CHRIS BENOIT
A PRETTY SOLID MATCH. NOTHING SPECIAL AS USUAL IN AN ORLANDO JORDAN MATCH, BUT BENOIT DOES HIS BEST TO KEEP THIS ONE WATCHABLE. I HAVE TO GIVE HIM PROPS FOR MAKING OJ LOOK LIKE A SOMEWHAT DECENT TECHINICAL WRESTLER.Read more ›
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It was the last great American bash for Eddie he had to keep the sercet from his late sonPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
it's my favorite bash of the year! Torrie Wilson on the cover is a great bonus! though the main event of the PPV (Batista vs. JBL) is quite off.Published 7 months ago by Gerald
I really do hate giving PPVs a bad review, but some really do deserve one. Like this one, The Great American Bash 2005. Read morePublished on September 8, 2009 by Weather Warden <3
I highly disagree with reviewers who said this is the worst PPV of all time. Its not the greatest PPV they ever put on but its diffently not the worst one ive ever seen. Read morePublished on December 8, 2007 by A. Pierre
coming off the draft and a fantastic ECW PPV & Vengeance PPV Smackdown really drops the ball here. smackdown got Benoit,Orton,Hassan,Christain,Batista
World Title... Read more