Survivor Series 2007
OMG IT’S RAMBLE 100!!! Excluding RR and WM Rambles, which were done as a separate project, this is the 100th PPV Ramble I’ve done! And I still have 2008 and 2009 to go!!!
CM Punk Vs The Miz Vs John Morrison – ECW Championship Match
One of these people has main evented WM. Against Cena. With the title on the line. And WON.
The fact that it ISN’T CM Punk still boggles my mind lol. Hell I’d take Morrison in that position over The Jiz. Jiz was, imo, one of the legitimately worst WWE Champions of all time. He had ONE good match during his title reign. A TLC match against Jerry Lawler. And no, their NWO match sucked. And no, the Raw match with Morrison wasn’t good either. Jiz sucks. His title reign sucked. His WM match with Cena sucked more than a whore.
Punk just kicked Jiz RIGHT IN THE FACE and it looked stuff as fuck .
Punk is going well early on, managing to keep both opponents at bay, who are definitely going to end up teaming up on Punk soon enough as they are tag champs together plus they are both heels and that’s just what happens in these matches .
Lol, Jiz ends up turning on Morrison about a minute into them teaming up together . What a cunt. He needs another kick to the face!!!
Jiz just got kicked in the face again .
Morrison gets his own back on Jiz .
SKULL CRUSHING FINALE~! And it’s not his finisher yet so nobody cares and it doesn’t get him a 3 count . TAKE THAT, JIZ!
STARSHIP PAIN~! Oh wait that isn’t Morrison’s finisher yet so, yeah, nobody cares and no 3 count .
A GTS to Jiz and Punk retains his title!
Well, I enjoyed this a ton! A fun, action packed triple threat!
CAL SCALE – 2
MVP is backstage getting interviewed by… ummm… sorry, who the feck is that lol?
Anyways, MVP took out Matt Hardy on SD (so no Matt tonight ), and the interviewer women wants to know why he did it.
Beth Phoenix, Layla, Jillian Hall, Victoria & Melina Vs Torrie Wilson, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, Maria & Mickie James
Lol, Lawler and JR build up Melina’s entrance as something truly special… and then she slips . Victoria tells her not to worry and tells her to do it again .
Hmmm…. should I watch this? Nah lol.
CAL SCALE – -1
The Coach and WILLIAM REGAL are backstage, trying not to laugh. Why? Because Hornswoggle is with them, and he has to face The Great Khali tonight!!!
Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly Vs Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch – World Tag Team Championship Match
Oh man, almost forgot that Cody and Holly were tag partners at one point .
at sign guy. MURDOCH WATCHES ANIMAL PLANET FOR DATES.
Damn, how THIN is Cody at this time? Looks like a Cruiserweight lol. Maybe he was overcompensating for the fact his dad was FAT?
Is it weird that I wish Cade & Murdoch were around in the 80’s instead of the 00’s? They are such a fantastic TAG TEAM, and would have likely been very successful and lasted probably the entire decade had they been around for the 80’s, when tag wrestling actually mattered.
CANADIAN SUNSET FLIP DESTROYER~! I guess he isn’t allowed to do an actual Piledriver with it . And that gets the win for Murdoch, allowing him and Cade to retain their titles! Solid tag match, honestly thought this was where Cody and Holly won the titles so the finish was nice and surprising to me lol.
CAL SCALE – 2
Team HHH backstage. Kane brings up Katie Vic .
Triple H, Kane, Rey Mysterio & Jeff Hardy Vs Umaga, Mr Kennedy, Finlay, MVP & Big Daddy V – Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
HHH’s team is at a disadvantage because Matt Hardy is unable to compete tonight .
Rey and Kennedy go back and forth to start things off, then Jeff gets tagged in, and Kennedy outright MURDERS him with a sweet clothesline .
MVP hurts his leg from kicking Jeff in the back .
BIG DADDY V . Anyone else wish he’d gotten an ECW title run at one point? Let’s face it, Punk wasn’t really doing shit with the title lol.
Fuck me, MASSIVE belly to belly suplex on Kane! I’d have bought it as the elimination of Kane, but alas, Kane had to kick out.
CHOKESLAM TO FINLAY~! He isn’t the legal man though! SAMOAN DROP TO KANE~! ELBOW DROP~! Big Daddy V has eliminated Kane! It’s now 5 on 3!
Big Daddy V dominating HHH . For like, a second, anyway.
TAG TO UMAGA~!
Hopefully HHH and Umaga can do some fun stuff together in the confines of a tag match, because their singles matches ain’t exactly been good .
HHH ain’t having much effect against the SAMOAN BULLDOZER, so he tags in… Rey?
Well, Rey proves me wrong by getting the better of Umaga, hitting a 619 and West Coast Pop!!! 1…2… UMAGA KICKS OUT~!
Aaaand then Umaga eliminates Rey .
5 on 2!
Don’t remember how this one ends, but I have a sneaky feeling HHH and Hardy BERRY the other team and win anyway .
Oh look, Jeff eliminates MVP! WHY DOES NOBODY BREAK UP PINFALLS IN THESE MATCHES?!?!
Kennedy gets crushed by Big Daddy V, and that’s him eliminated by HHH .
BIG DADDY V TAKING OUT HHH AND JEFF BY HIMSELF . Not in a way to win the match, but he fucking kills em both on the outside lol.
What? Big Daddy V gets eliminated with a fucking DDT? Unless it’s ARN ANDERSON or JAKE ROBERTS hitting it, it shouldn’t be able to eliminate someone the size of BDV in 2007 tbh.
FINLAY TIME~! I think this might be the first time he’s been in the ring legally lol. He ran in and got Chokeslammed by Kane at one point, but that’s it .
So it’s 2 on 2 now, not too happy with how TEAM HHH squashed 3 people in a row basically, but with everyone else gone we can get down to a traditional tag match, which I can’t REALLY complain about .
Jeff is playing FIP, and Finlay is killing him. HOLY FUCK AT THE BIG BOOT ON THE APRON BY UMAGA.
Hot tag is cold as ice unfortunately, which is a shame because they were working over Jeff really well and the big tag SHOULD have been hot.
PEDIGREE~! And Finlay is gone . WHY DIDN’T YOU BREAK UP THE COUNT, UMAGA?
PEDIGREE AND SWANTON BOMB~! And Umaga is gone, with both HHH and Hardy surviving.
Overall though, this was a super fun elimination match. Didn’t quite agree with some of the eliminations, or at least how they happened, but those are just minor complaints tbh.
CAL SCALE – 3
Lol, Vince and Hornswoggle backstage segment reminds me of something we’d see on Game of Thrones with Tyrion and Tywin lol.
The Great Khali Vs Hornswoggle
Man, Hornswoggle looks like he’s ready to rip someone apart!!! Vince’s motivational speech really did something .
KICK TO THE LEG~! And it does nothing to the giant .
Well, Hornswoggle is having more luck against Runjin on the outside at least .
CHOP TO THE HEAD~! I think Khali might have killed another wrestler for real…
FINLAY~! FINLAY TO THE RESCUE~!
Well this was… amusing, but could have been done on Raw instead.
CAL SCALE – 0
Randy Orton Vs Shawn Michaels – WWE Championship Match
If Orton gets DQ’d like he did at Cyber Sunday, he loses the title! However, HBK cannot use the Super Kick!!!
Build up video for this match is awesome. Has that epic piece of music that I always associate with the final episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer during the big fight. Plus, it has HBK superkicking Orton a bunch of times . Nobody gets kicked in the face by HBK quite like Orton!!!
Right from the get go, HBK has to use a different strategy compared to usual, because he cannot simply set up to Sweet Chin Music. He makes use of an awesome form of a front head lock, and occasionally smacks his knee right into the top of Orton’s head . I always have that move for my CAW in WWE games lol.
And of course that hold is only the beginning of HBK resorting to different submission holds in an attempt to beat Orton without his finishing move, and it’s one of the main reasons I adore this match . It’s just awesome to see how Shawn adapts to not being able to use the kick. Hey Edge and Ziggler, maybe you should have fucking watched this match before your pathetic excuse of a match at the RR that one year. This is how to do the match stipulation right.
SHARPSHOOTER~! BY HBK~! AT SURVIVOR SERIES~!
DDT BY ORTON~! See, now that is a good use of the DDT. Not beating HBK, but playing off the concussion angle that started this feud. Big Daddy V losing to a fecking DDT… what a load of bullshit…
at Orton dry humping HBK during a headlock spot on the mat, while he has his legs wrapped around Shawn .
5 MOVES OF DOOM TIME~!
STOPPED BY A DROPKICK TO THE FACE~!
ELBOW OFF THE ROPES~! Now this is the time where he’d start to tune up the band, but it’s illegal! HBK doesn’t seem to care though, he just wants to smash Orton’s head with his boot!
Here it comes… SWEET CHI…. HBK faked the superkick, and while Orton tried to duck, Shawn small packaged him for a near fall! Awesome .
CRIPPLER CROSSFACE~! This was the first time it had been used since the Benoit thing, right?
Damn, we’ve had some pretty epic clotheslines here tonight . Wonder if this event is what made JBL decide to come back?
Oh btw, the epic clothesline here was from Orton . And with HBK down, it’s time for the PUNT!
HBK counters with an ANKLE LOCK~! Orton is screaming in pain and biting his hand, anything to try and avoid losing his title! He finally manages to turn HBK over and kick HBK in the back of the head with his other foot to escape! Great sequence!!!
Finish is fucking SPECTACULAR in the story of the match. Shawn counters an RKO, and instinctively tries to land the Super Kick, but remembers he can’t use it and has to stop, allowing Orton to catch him with an RKO!!!
Truly an awesome, awesome match. So glad it held up. And then after the match, Orton decides to come back into the ring and slap Shawn around, demanding that he call Orton THE BEST. What does he get in return? SWEET CHIN MUSIC~!
CAL SCALE – 6
Seems Jericho is returning on Raw the night after this show.
Batista Vs The Undertaker – World Heavyweight Championship Hell in a Cell Match
What a one-two punch to end the show . WWE title match and now THIS? Fuck yes!
DID YOU KNOW? Batista wrote in his book, which was written before his series with Undertaker began, that his dream match was to face Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell!!!
Also, did Batista actually write his own book? Because if not, whoever actually wrote it for him is the worst writer in history. The book, while a good read imo, could have easily been written by a 3 year old. Excluding names of people, places and things, you are lucky to find a word with more than 2 syllables in it .
Hell in a Cell is Undertaker’s home. He probably lives in one down in Death Valley. Maybe even a 3 tier version from WCW, because I’m sure by now he can afford a couple extra floors . Anywho, Batista’s title is on the line, and despite being champion, despite having BEAT Undertaker at the previous PPV, he is still at a disadvantage here tonight. He needs to dictate the pace of the match and not let Undertaker get into his grove, otherwise the title is going back to the Dark Side.
Undertaker unfortunately does indeed start strong, so Batista must simply SURVIVE long enough to take advantage of any opening.
Undertaker smashing the chair into Batista’s throat LOVE that spot. He did it to VISCERA in 2004 when JBL hired him and Gangrel to take out the Dead Man. BATISTA IS BLEEDING FROM THE MOUTH~!
Undertaker continues to be awesome by going for a cover and driving his forearm into the throat .
OLD SCHOOL COUNTERED INTO A SPINEBUSTER~! Batista might have just found his opening!!! But will it give him enough time to get back into the match??
Now it’s time for Batista’s POWER to get him back on top of this match, and he looks impressive as hell powering Undertaker around with ease.
However POWER can only get you so far in this time of match. Undertaker has the experience advantage, not just for his lengthy career, but also from being in more HIAC matches than anyone on the planet! When Batista tries to take the match to the outside to use the cell as a weapon, Undertaker quickly makes a comeback and shows Batista how it’s done!!! BATISTA IS NOW DRIPPING WITH BLOOD FROM HIS HEAD~!
Batista is bleeding from the head and the mouth, so surely this has to be the end, right? Batista grabs the ropes… and the hold is broken. Never understood that in a HIAC match, but whatever. THE MATCH GETS TO CONTINUE .
Undertaker sets Batista up in the corner, picks up the steel steps and charges forward to smash them into the Animal!!! Batista counters, and puts Undertaker in the same position, and fucking goes insane, smashing the steps repeatedly into the Dead Man’s face . THIS IS A FUCKING WAR!!!
the cat that lives in my current house jumped up on my desk while I went for a drink. When I came back, she was stood on the delete key and half my ramble had gone . Thank fook for Ctrl-Z!!!
LAST RIDE OUT OF THE CORNER~!
Batista still kicks out!!!
Batista is fully aware that not even those 2 moves will finish off Undertaker, so he goes under the ring for a little assistance!
BATISTA, GET THE TABLES~!
POWERBOMB THROUGH THE TABLE~!
That’s gotta be it! THAT’S GOTTA BE IT!!!
UNDERTAKER STILL KICKS OUT~!
Ok, the table didn’t work, so let’s try a Powerbomb on the steel steps! COUNTERED INTO A BACK BODY DROP~! Batista’s spine hits hard on the steel steps!!!
HOLY SHIT BATISTA KICKS OUT!!! BATISTA KICKS OUT! BATISTA KIIIICCCCCKKKS OUUUUUUT!!!
Undertaker is PISSED that the match isn’t over, so he punishes Batista with a fucking Tombstone on the STEEL STEPS!!!
NOW it’s over!!!
WAIT, IT’S EDGE! EDGE! EDGE HAS RETURNED!!!
CAMERA TO THE FACE OF THE UNDERTAKER~!
CONCHAIRTO USING A CHAIR AND THE STEEL STEPS~!
Edge drags Batista over and lets him cover Undertaker, and THE ANIMAL retains the WHC in one HELL of a HELL IN A CELL match!!!
This is fucking tremendous, and a HIAC match that I think tends to be overlooked. Everyone remembers the HIAC match between Undertaker and Edge, that is set up during this match, and of course they remember all the HIAC matches from like, pre-2000, but this goes overlooked and that sucks. It’s awesome. It’s better than the Edge HIAC match. It’s better than the HHH/Batista HIAC from 05. Not quite as good as the Undertaker/Orton 05 HIAC, but probably the second best HIAC to happen since… the original? So it’d be HBK/Taker 97, Taker/Orton 05, and then this!!!
EDIT: Totally just remembered about BROCK VS UNDERTAKER from 2002 lol. THAT would be the best ever HIAC right behind the first, so this particular HIAC match would be 4th overall . Still awesome!
CAL SCALE – 7
Overall CAL SCALE – 19