WWE Vengeance 2007 was one of the worst PPV shows of all time. Not the actual three hours. Not the wrestling matches. Not the winners and losers. Not even the commentators.
The reason is very clear to a lot of folks reading. For those that don't know, we will get to that situation later on. Right now, let's focus on a few of the top moments from this very eventful June night...
MVP was such a great act on SmackDown. Was he ever primed for a serious main event run? Probably not, but that does not take away from his awesome work in 2007. This was one of those awesome nights.
While it certainly was not clean, MVP pinned Ric Flair in the middle of the ring to retain his United States Title. It was a decent match (about what both were capable of), but it also summed up exactly how both men should have been used.
MVP was a new star in WWE. Flair was winding his career down. By hook or crook, the fresh heel cheats to beat the legend. Great job!
Candice Michelle was one of the best WWE divas of the past decade. She does not get the credit she deserves for her short time in the company.
On this night, she pulled off a shocking upset, winning the Women's title from Melina. The best part about this moment? It was treated as being a big deal by Jim Ross, and thus, it came off well on TV.
Edge was the World Champion. Batista wanted the gold. After many failed attempts, this was Batista's final chance at getting the belt off of Edge. Sounds simple enough, right?
It was such an easy premise, yet it was such an overbooked mess. I won't spoil the ending of this match, but it was totally laughable. These two always had great chemistry inside the ring. Surely, they could have come up with a better ending here...
John Cena defended his WWE title against King Booker, Bobby Lashley, Randy Orton, and Mick Foley? Really? That was the main event of Vengeance four years ago? OK...
This was such a crowded mess. I remember it being thrown together on a few Raw episodes and there being next to no follow up right after this PPV ended. Whatever. It was a fun 10-minute match, but it just served no purpose, and everybody could see that.
Cena retained (as he should have), and everyone moved on.
As I mentioned earlier, this may have been the worst show in the history of the business. How so?
Well, I am not going to name anybody here, but the entire weekend surrounding Vengeance 2007 will forever leave a scar on the industry that may never be healed, and it is all to be blamed on one "man."
Again, I am not going to talk about it, as most already know the story, but it had to be brought up here. As amazing as some of these performers are, as amazing as some matches are, as amazing as some times are being a WWE fan, sometimes outside scenarios overshadow everything else.
Sadly, Vengeance 2007 will never get its' due proper praise, and there is one reason why...