Friday Night Smackdown

Friday Night Smackdown

December 28, 2007

Recap by Sassy

Greatest Matches 2007

Announcer:: Michael Cole

Top Five Matches of the Year.  The fans voted for these matches.

Number 5 Match of the Year

Money in the Bank Ladder Match

April 1, 2007, Wrestlemania XXIII, Detroit, MI

Matt Hardy vs. Finlay vs. Edge vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton vs. CM Punk vs. King Booker (now Booker T in TNA)

The funniest part of this match is when King Booker pulls a stepladder out from under the ring and then CM Punk used it to beat everyone up. Kennedy took a nasty shot when he dove off the top turnbuckle to nail Matt on the ladder but Matt rolled out of the way. The Hardy brothers meet at the top of the ladder but they fight over who is going to get the briefcase hanging above the ring and get taken down by Finlay who did a great job of beating everyone up in this match.  Edge spears everyone in the ring except Punk who manages to sidestep him and then Punk uses a full sized ladder to take everyone down. Jeff did a spectacular leap off the ladder to the outside of the ring landing on Edge who Matt had set up on a ladder.  The ladder broke by the way. Finlay is bleeding and even Hornswoggle gets involved – and dropped from the top of one of the ladders by Kennedy.

Winner: Mr. Kennedy

Triple H, Summer Slam August 26, 2007

Triple H vs. King Booker

Winner: Triple H

Number 4 Match of the Year

October 7,2007, No Mercy

Last Man Standing Match

Randy Orton vs. Triple H, WWE Champion

Triple H beats Orton for the Championship, then must face Umaga the same night, and then must face Orton again.  The final match between the two is the Last Man Standing Match. Kudos to Triple H for putting over Orton not once, but twice in one night.

I don’t know if it was just my television or what but part of the second half of this match showed up in black and white.

Winner: Randy Orton

Number 3 Match of the Year

Raw, London, England, April 27, 2007

John Cena vs. HBK Shawn Michaels

What do you know? WWE CAN do matches that are longer than five minutes?

Winner: HBK Shawn Michaels in 60 minutes and 15 seconds.

Number 2 Match of the Year

Survivor Series, November 18, 2007

Traditional Survivor Series Match

Team Triple H – Triple H, Kane, Rey Mysterio and Jeff Hardy (Matt Hardy was unable to wrestle, leaving Team Triple H one member short.)


Team Umaga – Umaga, Mr. Kennedy, Big Daddy V, Finlay and MVP

Winner: Team Triple H, Jeff Hardy pins Umaga

Number 1 Match of the Year

Wrestlemania XXII, April 1, 2007, Detroit, MI

Undertaker vs. Batista for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Winner: Undertaker, new WWE World Heavyweight Championship

The Undertaker’s Wrestlemania winning streak went to 15-0 at Wrestlemania XXIII.







Wrestling Bodyslam . Com