Live from Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, February 19th, Smackdown presents No Way Out, the last Pay-Per-View before WrestleMania 22. The DVD release features bonus material not seen on the original broadcast.
WWE No Way Out 2006
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---My review is a bit outdated, because it was typed the night of PPV. The only thing I've changed is my final comments at the end of the review. Hope you like - Enjoy!
The "No Way Out" PPVs are given the unenviable task of hyping of "WrestleMania", and often not given much of a chance to strut their stuff. I can now say that this is the best "No Way Out" PPV since the spectacular 2001 edition. But is that saying anything?
1) Cruiserweight Championship
Gregory Helms (champion) vs. Scotty 2 Hotty vs. Paul London
vs. Brian Kendrick vs. Super Crazy vs. Psicosis vs. Nunzio vs. Kid Kash vs. Funaki
---I was very surprised when I learned that this wasn't a Gauntlet match, where there would be one-on-one matches until the final fall declared the winner. However, this is a match that continues the rejuvenation of the Cruiserweight divison. Every wrestler gets enough spots and showcase time to prove their worth as a Cruiserweight champion. Even wrestlers that I don't usually care for, like Nunzio or Scotty 2 Hotty, give good athletic performances in this crowd-pleasing opener. Long two-counts, high-risk moves, energetic crowd...what more do we want in an opener? It's not the best light-heavyweight action I've ever seen, but it's the best this year.
"7.5 out of 10"
2) Bobby Lashley vs. JBL
---Fit Finlay actually comes out first, brawling with Lashley. When JBL finally enters, he puts on a decent performance as he tries to keep up with the dominant rookie. Lashley has been on a roll since his debut, and his career looks brighter after this one. There's nothing really "must-see" about this, but it's way better than I thought it would be.
"5.0 out of 10"
3) MNM (WWE Tag Team champions) vs.Read more ›
Crusierweight Champion Gregory Helms vs. Scotty 2 Hotty vs. Paul London vs. Brian Kendrick vs. Super Crazy vs. Psicosis vs. Nunzio vs. Kid Kash vs. Funaki - Well, the yearly cruiserweight push is in full effect here. It's a great opening match for everyone to go ahead & get their spots in. Crusierweights will always get a PPV off to a great start.
Bobby Lashley vs. JBL - One of JBL's best performance I've seen from him because he doesn't just to his usual "slow brawling while I bleed" formula and also doesn't make Lashley look "green." The story with Finlay in the beginning was also a nice twist to not make Lashley look weak in defeat.
MNM vs. Matt Hardy & Tatanka - This was was suprizing good as MNM are the best tag team in WWE today (hey, they even carred ou of shape Animal & Heidenrich to decent matches), Matt Hardy is a great wrestler when he's allowed to be, and even Tatanka kept up with everyone else eventhough he's been out of the WWE for almost a decade. A great tag team match.
U.S. Champion Booker T vs. Chris Benoit - Honestly, these two don't have a bad match but after seeing them face each other so many times (best of 7 in WCW, best of 4 in WWE, along with other matches here & there setting up these series) that there was nothing new here & the match just seemed repetative.
Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio - I won't waste space about the Eddie Guerrero storyline going into this except for the fact that I didn't like it PERIOD!Read more ›
Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms vs Kid Kash vs Psicosis vs Super Crazy vs Paul London vs Nunzio vs Brian Kendrick vs Scotty 2 Hotty vs Funaki. This was a great way to start the show as the cruiserweights always put on a show when given the chance & that was the case here as this was a great opener with non-stop action & everyone getting a chance to shine in this match with the story being Helms trying to be desperate to retain his title.
J.B.L. vs Lashley. This was one of both men's best performances in their careers as J.B.L. showed more effort here than I have previously seen from him while Lashley held his own here in what was a good clash with Finlay playing a factor in the end.
Right around here, Batista made his return to the ring to thank the fans & recieved a loud pop for his efforts.
M.N.M. vs Matt Hardy & Tatanka. Well unfortunately for die-hard fans, Jeff Hardy was not the mystery partner but this was actually a great tag team match as Tatanka didn't show any ring rust & held his own with the younger guys while we all know what Matt Hardy is capable of doing when he is given an opportuninty & the fact that M.N.M. were the best tag team in the WWE at the time.
United States Champion Booker T vs Chris Benoit. Before the match, there was a nice twist added to the match that actually added some more tension to the match.Read more ›
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WWE No Way Out 2006 was really entertaining. Thanks for selling this item.Published 6 months ago by Ramon Perez
This is one of the better SmackDown! PPVs that WWE has presented. The match that stole the show was Angle vs. Taker.Published on January 3, 2014 by Brandon Smart
1. Gregory Helms won the Battle Royal to retain the CW Championship 9/10
2. Matt Hardy and Tatanka def MNM 8/10 (cuz the Tag Titles weren't on the
line, so... Read more
NO WAY OUT 2006
1.WWE CRUISEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
PSICOSIS V SUPER CRAZY V BRIAN KENDRICK V PAUL LONDON V SCOTTY 2 HOTTY V FUNAKI V KID KASH V NUNZIO V GREGORY... Read more
Kid Kash vs Psicosis vs Super Crazy vs Paul London vs Nunzio vs Brian Kendrick vs Scotty 2 Hotty vs Funaki vs Gregory Helms:Since naming the... Read more
This PPV will change to be a joint PPV, as Smackdown are battling to have a good PPV by themselves.
I expect it to be something like No Way Out 2003, where there are... Read more
This ppv was the best No way out since 2004. The matches I loved the most were
Chris Benoit vs. Booker
U. Read more
WWE No Way Out
Febuary 19 2006
WWE Crusierweight Title Match
Gregory Helms vs Funaki vs Kid Kash vs Nunzio vs Scotty... Read more
WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - CRUISERWEIGHT OPEN - 7/10
JBL DEF. BOBBY LASHLEY - 7/10
MATT HARDY & TATANKA DEF. Read more