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Survivor Series 2007 -DVD Review

March 21, 2008   ·   0 Comments

 


 


As one of the big four events in the WWE calendar, Survivor Series is the second longest running pay-per-view in WWE history. Now in its twenty-first year, Silver Vision brings to you Survivor Series 2007, available to buy on DVD from the 3rd of March onwards.


Historically known for its controversial matches, Survivor Series 2007 doesnt disappoint kicking off with a Triple Threat Match for the ECW Title. WWE Tag Team champions The Miz and Morrison square up to the reigning champ CM Punk. Will Punk be able to withstand the onslaught and retain his title?


The 2007 Survivor Series Match is a is a 5 on 4 affair pitting the members of Team Triple H (Triple H, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio and Kane) against Team Umaga (Umaga, Mr. Kennedy, MVP, Finlay and Big Daddy V), while the gargantuan Great Khali takes on the diminutive Hornswoggle.


The WWE Championship bout between Randy Orton and Shawn Michaels sees both men fighting under the yoke of a specific stipulation. Orton is not allowed to be disqualified while Michaels is not allowed to use his signature move Sweet Chin Music. If either man breaks his stipulation, the title will be awarded to the other. Will either of them be able to resist the temptation to go with what they know?


In the finale, Batista and the Undertaker continue their ongoing feud in a rare Hell In a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight title.


Chapters


Triple Threat Match for the ECW Championship
CM Punk Vs John Morrison Vs the Miz


Anastasia Interviews MVP


10 Diva Tag Team Match
Mickie James, Maria, Torrie Wilson, Michelle McCool & Kelly Kelly Vs Beth Phoenix, Jillian, Melina, Victoria & Layla


Randy Orton & Shawn Michaels discuss their WWE Championship Match for tonight


World Tag Team Championship Match
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch Vs Cody Rhodes & Bob Holly


Tod Grisham Interviews Triple H, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio & Kane


Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
Triple H, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio & Kane vs. Omega, Mr Kennedy, MVP, Finlay & Bid Daddy V


Mr McMahon Gives Hornswoggle a Pep Talk


Hornswoggle Vs the Great Khali


WWE Championship Match
Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels


Hell in a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Batista Vs Undertaker


Extra


Raw 19/11/07 – Debut of Save_Us.222


 


Over the course of any year, generally when I look back there aren’t very many pay per views that I can remember most of, let alone who won what, Survivor Series though I will always remember. Why? Several reasons, first and main one being the return of Edge. Much anticipated (by me anyway) but unfortunately not a surprise like we ‘Edge-heads’ had hoped for. Not only was it plugged but Edge was used as their ‘poster boy’ for the entire Survivor Series media hype (and they somehow made him look like Fabio but that’s another complaint for another day!) It’s the first time I’ve stayed awake until four am to watch a WWE pay per view since the Royal Rumble in 2001 THAT’S how hyped I was for Edge’s return!


Secondly, the return of Chris Jericho on the following night’s Raw was also an eagerly awaited event, although spoiled by an unnecessarily lengthy ‘Save_Us.222’ campaign that would have worked fantastically had it not been over done, still a great moment in Raw history (again from my point of view anyway!) And great to see they included it as an extra but… where’s all the others? Surely there were backstage interviews at this pay per view? Promos we never got to see? SOMETHING? Obviously not worthy enough to be included on a DVD or maybe it’s just the laziness of whomever puts these things together but it is really a selling point for me.


I look at the extras and if there’s something I like & haven’t seen before, I’ll buy it. Why buy on DVD what you already paid 15 to 16 pounds for when it aired on box office? It just doesn’t make sense to me; there is no point… the WWE guys need to MAKE a point to buying these DVDs!


Kicking off with an awesome three way for the ECW championship between John ‘he’ll always be Nitro to me’ Morrison, The Miz (what?) and CM Punk, an excellent start to Survivor Series I couldn’t think of a better way to kick things off and get the crowd into it than a fast-paced match like this one, with a good outcome as well



When I saw ‘Anastasia Interviews MVP’ listed as a chapter I had to go and look and see who Anastasia was… and after seeing it again I still don’t know…


10-Diva tag match… meh.. I’d much rather have seen a one on one between Beth Phoenix and Victoria for the Women’s title than all this palaver, hell even a triple threat with Mickie James or Melina thrown in there would have been better than what they offered at Survivor Series. I really felt sorry for Melina when she botched her entrance ‘splits’ on the apron but she took it like a pro and just got up and did it again! Good for her! This was a diva match with no significance, much like the rest of the diva matches over the course of 2007.


Funny interview segment with all the ‘face’ survivor series team suddenly remembering a time when Triple H managed to screw them over!


It still astounds me how many people pop for Hardcore Holly and this tag team he has going with Cody Rhodes is at best abysmal. I have read somewhere of Rhodes being compared to looking like a ‘Cymbals banging monkey’ and that is just how he is referred to by me and my friends (and even my kids will shout ‘The Monkey forgot his cymbals!’) Quite frankly I’d rather watch a cymbals banging monkey most weeks than sit through another match involving Holly and Rhodes. At the very best they should be on Heat not used as Tag Team Champions.


The traditional Survivor Series match was a decent match, unfortunately without an injured Matt Hardy, this started off as a handicap match and carried on like that with Kane and Mysterio being eliminated rather quickly, leaving hardy and Triple H to fight against the entire ‘heel’ team. It was obvious which way it would go anyway, but entertaining none the less. I really didn’t see the point in having Mysterio and Kane go out so early without any from the opposing team being eliminated but.. What do I know.



Hornswoggle vs. Khali was something that just should never have happened. Hornswoggle I can put up with, Khali shouldn’t be let within a mile of a WWE ring, put them both together and you have a case to fall asleep as I did when I originally watched it in the middle of the night! Either way it’s a good time for a break, put the kettle on, let the dog out or simply hit fast forward, Khali looks like he’s actually moving in fast forward mode…



I did however wake up to the sound of Shawn Michaels entrance music! In this match if Randy got himself intentionally disqualified then he would lose the title to HBK, however, if Shawn used the Sweet Chin Music then he would automatically lose the match and never get a title shot again! Dan Dan Daaaan!!!!! So, of course neither of those two things happened but the two guys had a good match and Shawn pulled out a lot of ‘different’ moves to try and beat Orton since he couldn’t use his famous Sweet Chin Music. He used a crossface which got a lot of reaction (Good old Shawn!) but which I didn’t see the problem with. It was never the move of Benoit to start with and they used a different name for it when ‘he who shouldn’t be mentioned’ (but I just did anyway!) used it. There comes a time when by avoiding everything to do with Benoit is just going to draw more attention to him! I guess that’s content for another rant another day! Michaels also managed to get the ankle lock on Orton a couple of times and use the sharp shooter, ever the antagonist is Shawn Michaels and I love it!


Never in my life have I been more hyped up to see a match involving either The Undertaker OR Batista (Especially Batista) but I’d waited patiently, falling asleep on occasion and hanging in there until 4am to see the return of The Rated R Superstar!



I have read original reviews saying that this was a ‘classic big man match’ I beg to differ. I don’t like Batista, I think he’s slow and the only entertaining things about him are his tattoos! Undertaker of course is a legend, should be respected, and doesnt mean I have to like watching his matches. The only reason I even sat through this match was to see Edge and it didn’t disappoint. Sliding into the ring disguised as a camera man he manages to clock Undertaker a couple of times with the camera and at least once with a chair! Excellent stuff.



Would I buy this DVD? Good question. Probably. It’ll be a good one to pull out of the collection in a few years time and say ‘hey remember when this happened?’ I enjoyed Survivor Series more than ANY other pay per view in 2007 that’s for sure.


This DVD can be purchased from all leading DVD stores and is also available from www.silvervision.co.uk for only 10.99


 

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