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WWE No Way Out 2008

The First WWE event that showcased two Elimination Chambers

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PRETTY GOOD EVENT, BETTER THAN EXPECTED

  • May 30, 2010
Rating:
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NO WAY OUT

The year this event took place it made history, it was the first event that would showcase two elimination chambers, one for each brand. Also I believe that this was the only event all year that featured no tag matches, could be wrong.

1.[ECW CHAMPIONSHIIP]-CHAVO GUERRERO VS CM PUNK-regardless of what other people say I enjoyed this feud, I thought these two were pretty entertaining sure the gulf thing was crazy but eh. I liked Chavo as the ECW champ because I think he would have fit in easily in the company, his uncle and Rey did. This was a pretty good opening contest to the event, both came to win and had a good match. It was pretty much a back and forth effort by both, but Chavo takes it after a frog splash.3.5/5

2.[SMACKDOWN ELIMINATION CHAMBER]-BATISTA VS GREAT KHALI VS BIG DADDY V VS MVP VS FINLAY VS UNDERTAKER-the winner of this match would go on to get a title shot a Wrestlemania 24. The Undertaker and Batista kick things off nicely, kinda a rematch feel going between these two. Taker and Batista mainly turn this into a brawl early as the two big men try to take the other out early. Big Daddy V from ECW is the next to enter the chamber and goes right to work on both his opponents. He really starts to destroy both Batista and Taker even throwing Taker through the door and out onto the floor. But Taker would soon eliminate V but only seconds before Khali comes into the match and starts is destruction of these two, I hate when the fans start chanting at Khali. But Taker eliminates Khali after Taker applies a triangle choke I believe, it's cool that he does that. Finlay is next to enter the chamber but is quickly put down by Taker. But Finlay would soon start to mount some offense of his own, and gives things a little better pace to the match. He even slams Taker through one of the doors, but is then attacked by Batista. MVP is the last to enter but is met at the door by a flurry of angry Taker hands. MVP eventually mounts an offense and even brings in his own weapon but is soon tossed off the top only to get pinned by Finlay. Finlay though is taken out a little later after a vicious choke slam onto the steel. So it was down to two, the two that started the match. The two would battle hard and would even survive each others finishers, surprised Batista kicked out of the Last Ride. Taker though wins the match after hitting a nice tombstone piledriver, and is off to Wrestlemania.4.5/5

3.[CAREER THREATENING MATCH]-RIC FLAIR VS MR. KENNEDY-I have to say I was little disappointed with this match, not by much but I expected these two to really deliver a near classic. Sure Flair was older and was on his way out but I really felt like this was going to be something, Kennedy is one of my favorites and I thought he would tear it up with Flair. But while this match was  nota classic it was not bad either although it felt a little to slow and rushed all at the same time. Kennedy dominated pretty much the entire match really doing a number on Flair's legs, even doing the figure four on the post like Bret Hart once did. But Flair makes Kennedy tap to one of his own right in the middle of the ring.3.5/5

4.[WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP]-EDGE VS REY MYSTERIO-this one had a pretty good storyline going into it, and looked like it could be really good. This match is pretty good and goes back and forth for most of the bout, kinda like the first match. This however is not the best match either one of these two have ever had, still it is good and entertaining. One problem with this match is that it seems way to short for a title match, like maybe it should have been on Smackdown and not a pay-per-view. Edge wins this one after he gives Rey a nasty spear, sorry Rey but you lost this one fair and square.3.5/5

Big Show comes out after this match making a long awaited return to the ring, I for one was extremely happy that he came back. After addressing the crowd he goes right out after Rey and throws him in the ring. Of course Floyd Mayweather comes in and hits Show, but it don't matter I hate Mayweather and that guy would get smashed in MMA with out a doubt.

5.[WWE CHAMPIONSHIP]-RANDY ORTON VS JOHN CENA-these two had a great rivalry going on going into this match, Orton had injured Cena earlier and took his championship. This match is possibly the best non Chamber match of the night and not based purely on action, but also because these two tell a story in the ring instead of just doing moves. I found this match to be entertaining and since I like both these guys it is no surprise to me. This match is back and forth with plenty of close calls including a nice double count out that almost makes the ten count, and an even closer one for Cena. But it does not matter since right after that Orton does the greatest thing I have ever seen to get disqualified. The ending alone makes this one a classic, maybe not technically but suspense and ending wise oh yeah.5/5

6.[RAW ELIMINATION CHAMBER]-TRIPLE H VS JEFF HARDY VS SHAWN MICHAELS VS CHRIS JERICHO VS JBL VS UMAGA-HBK and Jericho starts things off and these two are no strangers to each other at all. These two go at it like it was just them in the match, and Jericho even blocks HBK's elbow off the top, never seen that before. Much like their Wrestlemania match they almost know every move the other is going to make which makes it interesting. Umaga is the first to be released and he comes in and just takes it to both guys, even giving a double Samoan drop. Umaga eventually ends up in a double submission with Jericho putting him in the walls of Jericho and HBK putting him in a cross face, but JBL comes in and saves him. JBL goes to work on everybody until Triple H is released and starts to destroy everybody. Not to long after Jericho eliminates JBL with a code breaker from no where after JBL hit Triple H, then JBL lays every one out with a chair. Once Jeff is finally let out things pick up quickly as he is all over the place until Umaga puts him down. Umaga is taken out though not to long after that as all of the others deliver their finishers, then right after Y2J feels some sweet chin music to be eliminated. Of course JBK gets eliminated by his best friend Triple H, so that leaves two. Triple H and Hardy go at it tooth and nail for a while just trying to kill the other, Hardy even kicks out of a pedigree. But it is another one onto a chair that does him in, but you can tell were the company was headed. Triple H won because he is a reliable draw for Wrestlemania but you could tell Jeff's time was coming.5/5

This was pretty good event not the best ever and not the worst ever, the special features have a backstage confrontation that is a lead into HBK vs Flair at Mania.
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May 31, 2010
nicely one alex. I thought the cena/orton match wasn't 5 star material, and thought the edge/mysterio match could have had a better rating, but other than that, i agree. good job.
May 31, 2010
Yeah I don't think it was 5 star as in technically but 5 in how much I enjoyed it, I may rate something a 4 that is technically better than something I gave a 5 to. The 4 was the better match really but I enjoyed the other for some reason [be it a twist or something funny happened]. Thanks for reading it, I will be going by your spot here in a while and checking out all of your stuff.
 
May 31, 2010
nice work, Alex!
May 31, 2010
Thanks man.
 
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   This right here was a overall, pretty nice ppv, i was happy with the turn out.      ECW championship   Chavo Guerrero vs. CM Punk   This was actually good for its short time, but at least these two put on a descent opener to a great ppv. I wasn't to surprised that Chavo won after cheating to steal another match, but i was surprised he won the title. 3/5      Elimination Chamber match for a shot at the World Heavyweight championship …
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No Way Out (2008) was the ninth annual No Way Out professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It took place on February 17, 2008 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.[3][4] It starred wrestlers from the Raw, SmackDown, and ECW brands.

The main match on the Raw brand was an Elimination Chamber match to determine the number one contender for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania XXIV. Triple H won the match after last eliminating Jeff Hardy.[5] The predominant match on the SmackDown brand was Edge versus Rey Mysterio for the World Heavyweight Championship, in which Edge won after spearing Mysterio in mid-air.[6] The primary match on the ECW brand was Chavo Guerrero versus CM Punk for the ECW Championship. Guerrero won the match and retained the title after pinning Punk following a frog splash.[7][8][9] The predominant match on the Raw brand was Randy Orton versus John Cena for the WWE Championship, which Cena won after Orton disqualified himself.[8][9][10] The featured match on the undercard was an Elimination Chamber match to determine the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXIV.[10][11]

The event had 329,000 buys, up on the No Way Out 2007 figure of 218,000 buys.[

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Genre: Wrestling, Sport
Release Date: February 17, 2008
Runtime: 3 hours
Studio: wwe

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