2004 PPV Rambles – End of Year Thoughts

Posted on: November 29th, 2014 by Big Cal

PPV Wrestler of the Year

Bit of a tough decision here because there were a LOT of different guys in the top 10 matches list. But after taking a closer look, I narrowed it down to 3 people, who were all involved in 3 of the top matches that year; Eddie, Benoit and JBL. Yep, JBL. Ahead of UNDERTAKER. And then I realised the RR was also in the top 10, and well, that was a total BENOIT match so that bumps him up to 4 matches in the top 10 and takes the #1 spot overall :). Eddie was definitely a very close second due to being in the top 2 matches of the year. While there aren’t that many high end matches in 04, the ones we did get were terrific. Eddie/JBL JD, RR match, Eddie/Lesnar, Benoit/Orton, Benoit/Kane etc are just super matches. 04 really was their year for big pushes and great matches, even if they both ended up being pushed aside once they lost their titles :(.

 

PPV Match of the Year

Yeah, Eddie/JBL from JD gets the nod. ****3/4 for it. Just incredible. JBL steam rolls his way into the main event scene and does it better than anyone could have ever expected. Eddie’s performance is incredible. The chair shot and blade job will always be the most remembered parts of the match, but there is so much awesomeness in this.

 

PPV of the Year

Survivor Series is the CLEAR winner for PPV of the year, with 18 on the CAL SCALE, 6 points ahead of anything else. 3 stellar matches and a mostly fun undercard made it extremely enjoyable to watch.

Overall though, the year is the lowest scoring on the CAL SCALE so far, and featured THE WORST PPV ever:

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PPV’s Ranked on the CAL SCALE:

Survivor Series – 18
WrestleMania XX – 12.5
No Way Out – 12.5
Judgment Day – 12
No Mercy – 11.5
Vengeance – 10
Royal Rumble – 7.5
SummerSlam – 7.5
Backlash – 7
The Great American Bash – 6.5
Bad Blood – 4
Taboo Tuesday – 4
Unforgiven – 3
Armageddon – -5

Total – 111

 

2004 PPV Matches Ranked:

Spike Dudley Vs Funaki – NO – -1 (Armageddon)
Miss Jackie Vs Dawn Marie – NO – -1 (Armageddon)
John Cena Vs Jesus – NO – -1 (Armageddon)
Hardcore Holly & Charlie Hass Vs The Basham Brothers – NO – -1 (Armageddon)
Mike Mizanin Vs Daniel Puder – NO – -1 (Armageddon)
RVD & Rey Mysterio Vs Rene Dupree & Kenzo Susuke – NO – -1 (Armageddon)
Torrie Wilson Vs Dawn Marie – NO – -1 (Judgment Day)
Jacqueline Vs Chavo Guerrero – NO – -1 (Judgment Day)
John Cena Vs Rene Dupree – NO – -1 (Judgment Day)
Kenzo Suzuki & Renee Dupree Vs RVD & Rey Mysterio – NO – -1 (No Mercy)
Booker T Vs John Cena – NO – -1 (No Mercy)
Victoria Vs Molly Holly – NO – -1 (Vengeance)
La Resistance Vs Ric Flair & Eugene – NO – -1 (Vengeance)
Victoria Vs Trish Stratus – NO – -1 (Unforgiven)
Tomko Vs Steven Richards – NO – -1 (Unforgiven)
La Resistance Vs Tajiri & Rhyno – NO – -1 (Unforgiven)
John Cena Vs Rene Dupree Vs RVD Vs Booker T – NO – -1 (The Great American Bash)
Charlie Hass Vs Luther Reigns – NO – -1 (The Great American Bash)
Kenso Susuki Vs Billy Gunn – NO – -1 (The Great American Bash)
Sable Vs Torrie Wilson – NO – -1 (The Great American Bash)
Trish Stratus Vs Stacy Keibler Vs Jazz Vs Molly Holly Vs Victoria Vs Nidia Vs Gail Kim – NO – -1 (Taboo Tuesday)
Eric Bischoff Vs Eugene – NO – -1 (Taboo Tuesday)
Christy Hemme Vs Carmella – NO – -1 (Taboo Tuesday)
La Resistance Vs Edge & Chris Benoit – NO – -1 (Bad Blood)
Chris Jericho Vs Tyson Tomko – NO – -1 (Bad Blood)
Trish Stratus Vs Lita Vs Gail Kim Vs Victoria – NO – -1 (Bad Blood)
The Coach Vs Eugene – NO – -1 (Bad Blood)
Diva Dodgeball – NO – -1 (SummerSlam)
Booker T Vs John Cena – NO – -1 (SummerSlam)
The Basham Brothers & Shaniqua Vs Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty – NO – -1 (No Way Out)
Molly Holly Vs Victoria – NO – -1 (WrestleMania)
Sable & Torrie Wilson Vs Miss Jackie & Stacy Keibler – NO – -1 (WrestleMania)
La Resistance Vs The Hurricane & Rosey – NO – -1 (Backlash)
Victoria Vs Lita – NO – -1 (Backlash)
Triple H Vs Shawn Michaels – DUD – 0 (Bad Blood)
Kurt Angle Vs Santa – DUD – 0 (Armageddon)
The Big Show Vs Kurt Angle, Luther Reigns & mark Jindrak – DUD – 0 (Armageddon)
Randy Orton Vs Triple H – DUD – 0 (Unforgiven)
Goldberg Vs Brock Lesnar – DUD – 0 (WrestleMania)
Eddie Guerrero Vs Kurt Angle – DUD – 0 (SummerSlam)
JBL Vs Booker T – 1/4* – 0 (Survivor Series)
Triple H Vs Eugene – 1/4* – 0 (SummerSlam)
Kane Vs Edge – 1/4* – 0 (Backlash)
Batista Vs Edge Vs Chris Jericho – 1/4* – 0 (SummerSlam)
Kurt Angle, Luther Reigns, Mark Jindrak & Carlito Vs The Big Show, John Cena, Eddie Guerrero & RVD – 1/4* – 0 (Survivor Series)
Trish Stratus Vs Lita – 1/4* – 0 (Survivor Series)
La Resistance Vs Booker T & RVD Vs Jindrak & Cade Vs The Dudley Boys – 1/2* – 0 (WrestleMania)
Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty Vs The Basham Brothers Vs The Self Proclaimed World’s Greatest Tag Team Vs APA – 3/4* – 0 (WrestleMania)
Mick Foley & The Rock Vs Ric Flair, Batista & Randy Orton – * – 0 (WrestleMania)
La Resistance Vs Chris Benoit & Edge – * – 0 (Taboo Tuesday)
Chris Jericho Vs Christian & Trish Stratus – * – 0 (Backlash)
The Dudley Boys Vs Ric Flair & Batista – * – 0
Brock Lesnar Vs Hardcore Holly – * – 0 (Royal Rumble)
Scotty 2 Holly Vs Mordecai – * – 0 (Judgment Day)
Kane Vs Shawn Michaels – * – 0 (Unforgiven)
Chris Jericho Vs Batista – * – 0 (Vengeance)
Eddie Guerrero Vs Kurt Angle – * – 0 (WrestleMania)
Eddie Guerrero Vs Chavo Guerrero Jr – *1/2 – 0 (Royal Rumble)
Kane Vs Matt Hardy – *1/2 – 0 (SummerSlam)
Shelton Benjamin Vs Ric Flair – ** – 0.5 (Backlash)
Tajiri Vs Shannon Moore Vs Ultimo Dragon Vs Rey Mysterio Vs Nunzio Vs Chavo Guerrero Jr Vs Billy Kidman Vs Jamie Noble Vs Akia – ** – 0.5 (WrestleMania)
The Coach Vs Tajiri – ** – 0.5 (Backlash)
Hardcore Holly Vs Rhyno – ** – 0.5 (No Way Out)
Rey Mysterio Vs Jamie Noble – ** – 0.5 (Royal Rumble)
Triple H Vs Shawn Michaels – ** – 0.5 (Royal Rumble)
Mordecai Vs Hardcore Holly – ** – 0.5 (The Great American Bash)
The Dudley Boys Vs Rey Mysterio, Billy Kidman & Paul London – ** – 0.5 (SummerSlam)
Eddie Guerrero Vs Luther Reigns – ** – 0.5 (No Mercy)
The World’s Greatest Tag Team Vs APA – ** – 0.5 (No Way Out)
Jamie Noble Vs Nidia – ** – 0.5 (No Way Out)
The Dudley Boys & Dawn Marie Vs Charlie Hass, Rico & Miss Jackie – **1/4 – 1 (No Mercy)
Spike Dudley Vs Nunzio – **1/4 – 1 (No Mercy)
Rey Mysterio Vs Billy Kidman Vs Chavo Guerrero Vs Spike Dudley – **1/2 – 1 (Survivor Series)
Triple H Vs Shawn Michaels – **1/2 – 1 (Taboo Tuesday)
The Coach & Garrison Cade Vs Tajiri & Rhyno – **1/2 – 1 (Vengeance)
The Undertaker Vs Kane – **1/2 – 1 (WrestleMania)
The Undertaker Vs The Dudley Boys – **3/4 – 1 (The Great American Bash)
The Undertaker Vs Booker T – **3/4 – 1 (Judgment Day)
JBL Vs The Undertaker Vs Eddie Guerrero Vs Booker T – **3/4 – 1 (Armageddon)
Chris Jericho Vs Shelton Benjamin – **3/4 – 1 (Taboo Tuesday)
The Big Show Vs Kurt Angle – **3/4 – 1 (No Mercy)
Rey Mysterio Vs Chavo Guerrero – *** – 2 (No Way Out)
The Big Show Vs John Cena – *** – 2 (WrestleMania)
Kurt Angle Vs The Big Show Vs John Cena – *** – 2 (No Way Out)
Chris Benoit Vs Triple H Vs Shawn Michaels – *** – 2 (Backlash)
Rico & Charlie Hass Vs Hardcore Holly & Billy Gunn – *** – 2 (Judgment Day)
Randy Orton Vs Shelton Benjamin – *** – 2 (Bad Blood)
Kane Vs Matt Hardy – *** – 2 (Vengeance)
Chris Jericho Vs Christian – ***1/4 – 2 (Unforgiven)
Kane Vs Gene Snitsky – ***1/4 – 2 (Taboo Tuesday)
Randy Orton Vs Ric Flair – ***1/2 – 3 (Taboo Tuesday)
Paul London Vs Billy Kidman – ***1/2 – 3 (No Mercy)
Chris Benoit Vs Triple H – ***3/4 – 4 (Vengeance)
Ric Flair & Batista Vs Chris Benoit & William Regal – ***3/4 – 4 (Unforgiven)
Rey Mysterio & RVD Vs The Dudley Boys – ***3/4 – 4 (Judgment Day)
Rey Mysterio Vs Chavo Guerrero – ***3/4 – 4 (The Great American Bash)
JBL Vs The Undertaker – ***3/4 – 4 (SummerSlam)
Christian Vs Shelton Benjamin – **** – 5 (Survivor Series)
Chris Benoit Vs Randy Orton – **** – 5 (SummerSlam)
Randy Orton Vs Edge – **** – 5 (Vengeance)
Randy Orton Vs Mick Foley – **** – 5 (Backlash)
Chris Jericho Vs Christian – **** – 5 (WrestleMania)
Chris Benoit Vs Kane – **** – 5 (Bad Blood)
Eddie Guerrero Vs JBL – **** – 5 (The Great American Bash)
Triple H Vs Shawn Michaels Vs Chris Benoit – ****1/4 – 6 (WrestleMania)
JBL Vs The Undertaker – ****1/4 – 6 (No Mercy)
The Undertaker Vs Heidenreich – ****1/4 – 6 (Survivor Series)
Triple H, Batista, Edge & Snitsky Vs Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho & Maven – ****1/4 – 6 (Survivor Series)
30 Man Royal Rumble Match – ****1/4 – 6 (Royal Rumble)
Brock Lesnar Vs Eddie Guerrero – ****3/4 – 8 (No Way Out)
Eddie Guerrero Vs JBL – ****3/4 – 8 (Judgment Day)

 

Next up is of course 2005, and will start with SummerSlam!!!

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