The one night of the year when the WWE goes EXTREME is upon us. LIVE from 619, San Diego, California, WWE brings us the fourth annual “One Night Stand” Pay-Per-View. Just two weeks after the last PPV, One Night Stand may seem rushed on us, but this looks like a much better card than Judgment Day.
Remember, in true One Night Stand tradition, all the matches of the night will be “Specialty Matches.” Without further ado, here’s my One Night Stand Preview!
Jeff Hardy vs. Umaga (Falls Count Anywhere Match)
When you first look at this match, you might be thinking to yourself that this is a deja-vu. No, it’s not. Jeff Hardy and Umaga go at it once again at One Night Stand.
This match will surely be decent, however. You have two of the hardest working superstars in the WWE working together. And with this stipulation, you can guarantee they will pull out all the stops!
“Falls Count Anywhere” with Jeff Hardy will most likely end with a HUGE spot, similar to Jeff Hardy’s dive on Randy Orton. Hardy will win this very physical match, and Umaga probably will head to Smackdown after the draft.
CM Punk vs. John Morrison vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Big Show (Singapore Cane Match)
One Night Stand won’t be complete without an ECW match-up. Ironically, this is the least “extreme” match of the night. Hmmmm.
This match features all former ECW Champions, and the winner will face current Champ Kane at the next PPV, “Night of Champions.”
You can expect Big Show to dominate until everyone has the great idea to gang up on the giant. The winner of this match will be…I don’t know…John Morrison, I guess?
It seems to me this match was horribly booked. I’m pulling for Morrison to win though.
Beth Phoenix vs. Melina (I Quit Match)
For the first time ever, an “I Quit” match is battled in a women’s match.
This should be another great match featuring two of the top divas in the ring. I have to give props to the WWE as of late for pushing actual matches featuring these beauties of the ring. There have been some pretty good matches on all three brands. Looks like Vince actually learned something from TNA…weird.
Anyways, back to this match. I expect “The Glamazon” to dominate most of this match. I can see two scenarios happening. Either Beth Phoenix gets the victory or someone from SD! helps Melina win (I’m guessing Michelle McCool).
My only critique of this match is that it leaves out the WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James. I guess she’s still recovering from a tongue-lashing by JBL (no pun intended)
John Cena vs. JBL (First Blood Match)
Bad blood has been boiling for months. Now the blood will pour when John Cena and JBL meet each other in their Judgment Day rematch.
Personally, I’m not a fan of First Blood matches. Today, we see superstars bleed all the time, so why is it so big when put in the stipulation?
Expect another physical match. I see JBL winning this one, setting up Round Three sometime soon, in a better stipulated match hopefully.
(Writer's note: Cena could win this match by showing JBL a scene from "The Marine." My eyes bled for weeks!)
Shawn Michaels vs. Batista (Stretcher Match)
Again, here we have the case of GREAT rivalry, but bad stipulation. I don’t know, but there’s nothing impressive about pushing someone over a line. If you remember Orton vs. RVD, Orton just fell on the stretcher, and RVD pushed it over the line to win. Then after the match, Orton got up quickly and kicked him in the head (I miss that Orton).
To make Stretcher Matches more interesting, they should add the rule that the opponent must be tied to the stretcher, then pushed over the line.
But this match will be way better than the last Stretcher Match we witnessed (Finley vs. Rey Mysterio). This feud has been build-up perfectly, and Shawn Michaels will put on a great match that will even make Batista look good.
It will be interesting to see how Chris Jericho gets involved in this.
Triple H (c) vs. Randy Orton (WWE Championship: Last Man Standing Match)
Hopefully, this is the last chapter of Triple H vs. Randy Orton. They face each other in the same match Randy Orton beat Triple H for the WWE Title at No Mercy.
This could be the most brutal match of the night. Expect lots of weapons involved, but somewhere near the end a friendly sledgehammer will make an appearance.
No doubt in my mind Triple H retains the title in a very bloody match.
The Undertaker vs. Edge (World Heavyweight Championship: Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match)
This should be the main event of the evening. This will mark the seventh TLC match in WWE History. This will also mark Edge’s sixth. No doubt a huge advantage goes to Edge for his experience.
But “The Deadman” is no ordinary opponent. After being stripped from the Title by GM Vickie Guerrero, The Undertaker will do anything do get it back.
Let’s not forget there’s more than the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line. If The Undertaker were to lose, by order of General Manager Vickie Guerrero: “The Undertaker will be banished from the WWE.”
This will be a great TLC match, and it’s good to see it make its return. But any fan could guess the outcome of this match. Especially after Edge’s promo on Smackdown last night! He stated that if Taker were to lose, he would be banished from the WWE, AND could no appear on any other show after the draft. Jeez WWE, thanks for spoiling the outcome! Taker wins and his career continues. As for Edge… draft to RAW maybe?
There you have it, the EXTREME line-up of the evening. I can’t wait for it. The only complaint I have about this PPV, is that for the third PPV in a row, Mr. Kennedy is left off the card!
Nonetheless, this should be an amazing PPV live from San Diego. Thanks for reading, and see you all for RAW.