Marcus Cor Von
DVD Release Date: July 3, 3007
Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 180 Minutes
The night was June 3, 2007 and the WWE had brought all three brands in RAW, Smackdown, and ECW to Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida for a night of extreme matches. There just weren’t enough on the ECW roster alone or to bring in from outside the company in order to follow the theme of the first two years, so things were changed up. Superstars from all three shows could wage their wars on one another through different variations of hardcore matches.
A lot of feuds continued through the night, but there were also some matches that virtually had no more build-up then maybe a week behind them. Again a big focus was on Mr. McMahon and his ever-growing feud with Bobby Lashley that has stemmed since before WrestleMania. Once and for all they looked to settle the score for the ECW Title by way of a street fight. Everyone was prepared for extreme battle and by night’s end; they’d have the wounds to prove it.
~ Stretcher Match: RVD Vs. Randy Orton – The object of the match is to incapacitate your opponent enough to get them on a stretcher and push them over a finish line marked near the stage. RVD and Orton work very well together in the ring and made for an exciting match with a very shocking conclusion.
~ Mr. McMahon Discusses His Upcoming Match With Shane – Vince is confident about his match with Lashley later in the evening, but has a weird cancerous feeling in the pit of his stomach.
~ 6-Man Tables Match: CM Punk/Tommy Dreamer/Sandman Vs. Elijah Burke/Marcus Cor Von/Matt Striker – Tommy Dreamer really never looks like he ages at all. The winners will be the team that can get one of their opponents through a table first. Four of the fastest rising young superstars in Burke, Cor Von, Striker, and Punk join two great veterans in Dreamer and Sandman for a very enjoyable match with some nice and cringe-worthy spots.
~ Edge Is Confronted By Randy Orton – Orton decides to threaten Edge and bring about three or four past moments showing that continuity does exist in wrestling.
~ World Tag-Team Championship Ladder Match: The Hardys (c) Vs. The World’s Greatest Tag Team – The masters of the ladder match in the Hardys really meshed very well with one of the most talented teams in wrestling in years. Some great wrestling and very painful moves involving the ladders made for a fun match. Watch about fifteen minutes into the match for Shelton Benjamin doing perhaps the most painful move I’ve ever seen in my life.
~ Khali Makes Claim That He Will Be The Next WWE Champion – That man seriously has the largest tongue ever.
~ Lumberjack Match: Kane Vs. Mark Henry – All those wrestlers who were not involved in the PPV in some other way got to come out as lumberjacks for this match. And if they felt the same way I did, then they almost fell asleep a few times as the match progressed. Henry and Kane are two guys that really just don’t work well together.
~ Fight In Trainer’s Room – The Hardys and TWGTT are getting their wounds patched up and didn’t quite get all the fight out of their system earlier.
~ ECW World Championship Street Fight: Mr. McMahon (c) Vs. Bobby Lashley – Seeing this match for the third or fourth time really doesn’t do much to make it exciting even with the added stipulation of a street fight. Virtually it is Umaga and Shane joining Vince to take on Lashley and we’ve seen it before many times.
~ Todd Grisham Interviews Maria About The Upcoming Pudding Match – Not quite sure the point of interviewing someone who isn’t even in the match, but she’s fun to look at. And well, Candice and Maria do share a kiss!
~ Pudding Match: Candice Michelle Vs. Melina – Pointless. Next!
~ World Heavyweight Championship Steel Cage Match: Edge (c) Vs. Batista – Yet another match that has been seen quite too often in recent months, but the addition of the cage does add a fun new implement. A bit slow-paced to start but as time goes on, the match really picks up near the second half of it with both wrestlers making good usage of the cage.
~ WWE Championship Falls Count Anywhere Match: John Cena (c) Vs. Khali – Khali just moves way too slow to ever keep any match going at a decent pace. And giving him the freedom to go anywhere in the arena when he takes ten minutes to get down to the ring was a bad idea. Cena can’t really get much out of a guy either that only can punch, kick, and headbutt.
The event is shown in 1.33:1 Full Screen format and once again the WWE delivers a beautifully looking DVD. Everything is bright and crisp and totally clear. No glitches or jumps affected the product at all as everything looked great from moment one to the end.
The event is heard in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and every grunt, slam, and smack can be heard in full roughneck glory. The entrance themes and crowd noise sound really great circling around through all the speakers while the announcers clearly are heard up front.
Post Match Interview With Cena – Cena gives a very serious-type interview thanking those who believed in him and knew he would not only do what he said, but would survive (?).
Post Match Interview With Mark Henry – Mark Henry rambles on about how he is a silverback and king of the WWE jungle. He starts screaming during his interviews and you can call him the Ultimate Warrior.
Post Match Interview With Edge – Edge doesn’t have much to say except that he earned it.
RVD Vs. Randy Orton – Their RAW match from May 28, 2007 which set up the one at One Night Stand. Not a bad match that went close to fifteen minutes and in which RVD took some serious bumps and one of the sickest RKOs I’ve ever seen anyone take.
Trailers – The Most Powerful Families In Wrestling and WWE 24/7
The Inside Pulse
A lot of the matches have been seen before, but adding all the extreme stipulations to each one made them a bit more interesting. The tag-team match, RVD/Orton, and tables match are by far the best of the crop on this card and well worth the cost of the DVD, but the rest you could never see and not miss much. The special features are rather bare with three interviews each less then a minute long but a really good match from RAW. The extreme concept is really a good idea, but there need to be better and fresher matches if they want to make next year’s more interesting. Recommended for a rental, but not worth buying unless you are a true collector of all ECW or things that are EXTREME somewhat.