WWE Pay-Per-View

Season 24 Episode 2

No Way Out 2008

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 17, 2008 on
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No Way Out 2008
WWE Championship:
Randy Orton (c) vs. John Cena

Elimination Chamber match, The winner will get a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania XXIV:
Umaga vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho vs. John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Triple H

Mr. Kennedy vs. Ric Flair
If Flair loses the match, he must retire from wrestling.

Elimination Chamber match, The winner will receive a World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXIV.: Batista vs. The Great Khali vs. Finlay vs. Montel Vontavious Porter vs. Big Daddy V vs. The Undertaker

World Heavyweight Championship:
Edge (c) vs. Rey Mysterio

ECW Title Match:
Chavo Guerrero vs C.M Punkmoreless

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  • Very entertaining for the chamber matches but sadly the rest was a bit lame even know there was some talent showing. The wrestling seems to be getting less and less and blood and brawl is all that is starting to remain.moreless

    The show started off with Chavo and CM Punk and the match wasn't too bad. Chavo done some fine moves and there was a Tornado DDT off the ropes which was very well executed. Then CM Punk used a Guerrero taunt followed by attempting a very bad 3 Amigos which the crowd did not like one bit. The fans started to get on his back and there were mixed reaction. Then the match ended rather quickly when Chavo got the pin.

    Kennedy and Flair was pretty lame and I am glad Edge beat Mysterio as I am fed up with him. Big Show returned to the WWE seemed face for a minute then went heel the next. Well I hope he destroys Mayweather because I don't like that guy at all.

    But thankfully the Chamber matches were off the chart... well almost! The results were 100% predictable but some off the action was impressive, Umaga (Eddie Fatu) again showed some amazing strength to Samoan drop two guys and performing some impressive feats. Finlay had good spark and Hardy had the crowd but when Triple H won you start thinking that nothing new is going to happen at WrestleMania.

    The lowest low of the night or second from low after Flairs lame match has to be Cena and Orton. I love the mixed reactions, but that too was lame.

    So two chambers and the rest was ... well... below par.moreless
  • This was the second pay per view of 2008. Featuring two Elimination Chamber matches, World Heavyweight, WWE & ECW Title matches, and a Career Threatening Match.

    ECW Championship

    Chavo Guerrero vs. CM Punk

    This was the best choice for an opener, as it was pretty fast paced, with some solid mat based wrestling. The only problem I have with it is that the finish was rushed and out of nowhere. I think they could have gone at least 5 more minutes, and featured something somewhat extreme.

    Match Rating: 6/10

    Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match

    The Undertaker vs. Finlay vs. MVP vs. Big Daddy V vs. Great Khali vs. Batista

    I thought this was a pretty good match. Batista and Taker started out first, with some decent brawling. Big V was the first to come out of the chamber, and was soon eliminated. Same with Khali. The action was average until Finlay & MVP joined the match. It really started to pick up, with some cool spots happening. MVP is thrown from the top of the chamber, which was a very cool spot. Taker and Batista are the final two, trading some amazing reversals with Taker getting the win and title shot at Wrsetlemania.

    Match Rating: 7/10

    Career Threatening Match

    Ric Flair vs. Mr. Kennedy

    I was sort of disappointed by this one. No one really bought Kennedy as the one to end Flairs career, as we all knew he would end it at Wrestlemania. Kennedy dominated most of the match, working on Flairs legs, until Flair came back and made Kennedy tap at about 8 minutes.

    Match Rating: 5/10

    WWE Championship

    Edge vs. Rey Mysterio

    Another disappointing match to me. Rey was wrestling with a legit torn bicep, which really brought the match down. To be honest it would have been better if someone replaced Rey, as he spent most of the match trying to protect his falls. It was only 5 minutes long, and felt even less. Edge retains in the exact same way as their Royal Rumble match, without any interference.

    Match Rating: 5/10

    World Heavyweight Championship

    Randy Orton vs. John Cena

    This was different than most of their previous matches. Most of the match was pretty slow paced with high impact moves that kept the crowd on fire. It started to pick up some steam towards the end, until Orton slaps the ref and gets disqualified after about 16 minutes. I enjoyed the match, but I'm sure some wont.

    Match Rating: 7/10

    Raw Elimination Chamber Match

    Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho vs. Umaga vs. JBL

    This was my personal favorite of the night. It was intense the whole way through, and had some nice spots and some blood. JBL was eliminated first, which was sort of surprising to me. But he took everybody out with a chair shot to get even. Then after Hardy enters, the action picks up some more until the three eliminations occur in three minutes, which was a poor booking decision. Hardy and Hunter were the final two, which was probably the best choice as the two were the top stars on Raw at the time. I was really pulling for Hardy here, especially after he kicked out of a pedigree. But two was too much for him, and Hunter earns a title shot at Wrestlemania.

    Match Rating: 8/10

    I really liked this ppv too, even though there were a couple of disappointing matches. The chamber matches are the reason to get this DVD.moreless
  • The 2nd WWE PPV of the year. Let's see how they do with this one.

    Over the years, No Way Out has always been a filler PPV, building up the feuds even more leading up to WrestleMania. On paper, these matches look good, but all of them are VERY predictable. So, here we go:

    C.M Punk Vs Chavo Guerrero (ECW championship)

    I give this **1/4. Very short and rushed, much like every single ECW match on a PPV. Like I said, they really need to let the ECW spend more time in the ring, but oh well. I predicted Chavo to retain, which happened CLEANLY. Also, C.M. Punk becomes the first babyface in a long time to get booed when mimicking Eddie Guerrero. Heh, I knew someday fans would turn on the next guy who did that.

    SmackDown Elimination Chamber

    Taker and Batista started it. Good since these guys have had some really good matches together. When Big Daddy V and Khali came out, the match really went dull, along with the crowd. Heh, thank God they were eliminated quickly otherwise this match would suck. Only when Finlay came out is when the match really started to get better. I laughed when it was MVP's turn to enter, the chokeslams to Finlay and MVP were sweet and I loved that counter to the Tombstone. Undertaker wins, goes to WrestleMania in a ***1/4 match.

    Mr. Kennedy Vs Ric Flair

    Worst match of the night. * in my book. Bathroom break. We all know Flair ain't retiring until WrestleMania, hell the only time the fans popped was the ending, which is saying a lot too.

    Rey Mysterio Vs Edge (World Heavyweight championship)

    Word got out that Mysterio torn his bicep before the PPV, which really hurt the outcome, even though I knew Edge would win. Instead we got a very short match with an ending similar to their Royal Rumble encounter. **3/4 stars, this match gets.

    Big Show and Floyd Mayweather segment

    I like that Big Show's back. I like the fact that he lost a lot of weight. I also like how he went from babyface to heel in a heart-beat when he went after Rey Mysterio who was still roaming around near ringside. I also like how Mayweather nailed Big Show with some stiff punches, breaking his nose in the process. This was a really good segment for a PPV and it could definitely lead up to these 2 going at WrestleMania. The WWE has always done celebrity matches before, so this is no surprise.

    John Cena Vs Randy Orton (WWE title)

    First off, I wanted Cena to win. No, not because I'm a WWE sheep like a lot of people are labeled as when they saw something nice about John Cena, it's because I can't stand Orton's boring title reign. And obviously, Cena's name at WrestleMania would draw, no matter what. As for the match, it started slow before it built up even more. I liked the crowd's mixed reaction for both guys, I also liked how Cena and Orton were able to get back in the ring just as the 10-count was about to end. What I DID NOT LIKE, was the ending: Orton slaps the referee and gets disqualified. What the hell? Storyline wise, it makes sense to make Orton look like a cowardly heel champion, but a slap to the referee's face, come on now. It would've been a *** star if it ended with a clear winner, but it gets **1/2 for the stupid ending. No wonder I dislike Raw bookers.

    Raw Elimination Chamber

    The main event and match of the night in my eyes. ***3/4 this match gets. The highlight of the night to me was Umaga's double Samoan drop to Jericho and Michaels, not to mention squishing Jericho THROUGH the glass of the chamber. Boy, Jericho must really like glass, seeing as he's been the receiver of some nasty bumps. What I didn't like about this match were 2 things: the quick eliminations and the ending. Triple H wins, yes, Mr. "I Must Beat Ric Flair's World Title Record" Levesque won after the crowd was pro-Hardy. I knew Trips would win, I didn't think he would win so crappy. Hell, from what I saw, the fans went dead when he won. If that's not a sign of people being tired of Triple H hogging the main event spot, I don't know what is. Sadly, if he demands that he headlines WrestleMania, what can we do?

    Technically, this was a REALLY predictable PPV. All of my predictions came true in the process, but still, that doesn't hide the fact that some of the matches were fun in some way, mostly the Elimination Chamber matches. I give this PPV a 7.5/10. So far, 2 PPVs leading to WrestleMania and none of them have really sucked.

    Up next: WrestleMania 24, live from the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Here's hoping that the WWE can pull this one off, especially seeing as that last year's WrestleMania barely got over a 7.moreless

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