- – 2008 Royal Rumble – -
January 27 in New York, NY
Ric Flair vs. MVP- Just wasn’t a good match. Flair can’t move in the ring anymore and it also makes his opponent look bad.
Chris Jericho vs. JBL
World Heavyweight Title Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Edge
WWE Title Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton- Was shaping up to be a real good match but ended somewhat short and the clean finish for Orton came out of nowhere. A couple of minutes with near falls would have been awesome.
Royal Rumble Match: Won by John Cena who last eliminated Triple H. Just as they ended the Rumble match last year, Shawn Michaels and Undertaker start the match and go about 30 minutes each. A great Rumble match with the shocking return of Cena, who many weren’t expecting back for about 3 months. His finish with Triple H was great as New York really couldn’t tell if they wanted to boo him or cheer him.
- – 2008 No Way Out – -
February 17 in Las Vegas, NV
ECW Title Match: CM Punk vs. Chavo Guerrero
Elimination Chamber Match: Batista vs. Undertaker vs. Finlay vs. Great Khali vs. Big Daddy V vs. MVP
Ric Flair vs. Mr. Kennedy
Big Show/Floyd Mayweather Interview/Segment- Mayweather delivers some legit blows to Big Show’s face, causing him to bleed and set up their bout at Wrestlemania.
WWE Title Match: John Cena vs. Randy Orton- Cena cashes in his Royal Rumble match for this match at this ppv instead of WM but doesn’t win the title as Orton gets DQ’d.
Elimination Chamber Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy vs. JBL vs. Umaga vs. Chris Jericho- Jeff Hardy comes closes and even kicks out of a pedigree but still can’t overcome Triple H.
- – 2008 Wrestlemania 24 – -
March 30 in Miami, FL
(2 DVDs, Live (VG))
Hardcore Match: JBL vs. Finlay
Money in the Bank, Ladder Match: CM Punk vs. MVP vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. Carlito vs. Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison vs. Shelton Benjamin- Punk wins a fun match as we see Matt Hardy return to keep MVP from winning.
“Snoopy The Dogg”/Santino Marella Int
Batista vs. Umaga
ECW Title Match: Kane vs. Chavo Guerrero- Kane wins a match that lasts about 7 seconds.
Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair- Michaels wins a great match as Flair wrestles his last match. Good stuff.
Lumberjack Bunnymania Match: Ashley and Maria vs. Melina and Beth Phoenix
WWE Title Match: Triple H vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton- Orton retains his title, which most people didn’t think he would do.
Big Show vs. Floyd Mayweather
World Heavyweight Title Match: Undertaker vs. Edge- Show closes on a good note as Undertaker wins the title. Excellent match here.
- – 2008 Backlash – -
April 27 in Baltimore, MD
US Title Match: Matt Hardy vs. MVP- Hardy wins the US title after MVP held it for 11 months.
Matt Hardy Int
ECW Title Match: Chavo Guerrero vs. Kane
The Great Khali vs. Big Show
Randy Orton/John Cena Int
Batista vs. Shawn Michaels- Chris Jericho is the special guest referee. Michaels wins with the superkick after he injured his knee when Batista let his guard down. Hmm or did Michaels really injury his knee? Did he just outsmart Batista?
Triple H/Randy Orton Int
Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Ashley, Michelle McCool, Maria, and Cherry vs. Beth Phoenix, Melina, Jillian Hall, Layla, Natalya, and Victoria
World Heavyweight Title Match: Edge vs. Undertaker
WWE Title Match: JBL vs. John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Randy Orton- Triple H becomes Heavyweight Champion for the 12th time.
- – 2008 Judgment Day – -
May 18 in Omaha, NE
John Cena vs. JBL
Tag Team Title Match: CM Punk and Kane vs. John Morrison and The Miz
Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho- Great match with Michaels showing that he seems to get better with age.
Mickie James/JBL Int
Women’s Title Match: Melina vs. Beth Phoenix vs. Mickie James- Mickie James is the biggest reason to watch and care about the women’s division right now.
Batista/Shawn Michaels Int
World Heavyweight Title Match: Undertaker vs. Edge- Undertaker wins via count out so Vicky Guerrero comes out and declares the title still vacant.
MVP vs. Jeff Hardy
WWE Title, Steel Cage Match: Randy Orton vs. Triple H
- – 2008 ECW: One Night Stand – -
June 1 in San Diego, CA
Falls Count Anywhere: Umaga vs. Jeff Hardy
Singapore Cane Match: CM Punk vs. John Morrison vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Big Show
First Blood Match: JBL vs. John Cena
Randy Orton/Batista Int
I Quit Match: Beth Phoenix vs. Melina- Good match. The women’s division is improving a lot lately.
John Cena/Mickie James Int
Stretcher Match: Batista vs. Shawn Michaels
WWF Title: Last Man Standing Match: Randy Orton vs. Triple H- Orton takes a nasty fall to basically end the match and put him out of action for a couple of months.
World Heavyweight Title, TLC Match: Undertaker vs. Edge- Edge wins a crazy match with a lot of tables breaking and Undertaker is forced to leave the WWE… but we all know how those angles play out. See ya in a couple of months, Mark!
- – 2008 Night of Champions – -
June 29 in Dallas, TX
Tag Team Title Match: Finley and Hornswoggle vs. John Morrison and The Miz
US Title Match: Chavo Guerrero vs. Matt Hardy
ECW Title Match: Mark Henry vs. Big Show vs. Kane- Mark Henry wins the ECW title and I’m at a complete loss of words on how bad this is.
Batista/John Cena Int
Tag Team Title Match: Cody Rhodes and Hardcore Holly vs. Ted Dibiase Jr. and ?- Dibiase makes his debut here but it isn’t much of a wrestling match as his partner turned out to be Cody Rhodes who turned on Holly as Rhodes and Dibiase are the new tag champs.
JBL Interview- Normally I wouldn’t think much of a PPV interviews, especially one from JBL but JBL does get one of the best lines of the year when he says that out economy is failing because Americans are too stupid to realize that they buy things that they can’t afford. So true when you think about it. If you’re in debt, it’s because you spent more money than you have coming in.
IC Title Match: Kofi Kingston vs. Chris Jericho- Kofi picks up his first WWE Title here. Shawn Michaels makes an appearance here to attack Jericho but again, Jericho gets the better of that although he did lose his title.
Vickie/Edge/Curt Hawkins/Zack Ryder Int
Women’s Title Match: Katie Lea vs. Mickie James
World Heavyweight Title Match: Batista vs. Edge
Triple H Int
WWE Title Match: John Cena vs. Triple H- This time, Triple H scores the pinfall victory on Cena.
- – 2008 Great American Bash – -
July 20 in Long Island, NY
Tag Team Title Match: Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder vs. Finlay and Hornswoggle vs. Jesse and Festus vs. John Morrison and The Miz- The Edge look-a-likes win the tag titles.
US Title Match: Shelton Benjamin vs. Matt Hardy- Matt Hardy loses his title, probably so he can go after bigger titles and to help establish Shelton as a Gold Standard, to a title… I don’t know.
CM Punk Int
ECW Title Match: Tommy Dreamer vs. Mark Henry
Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho- Jericho busts Michaels’ eye open. Well not exactly. More like Michaels blades above his eye and bleeds profusely and Jericho doesn’t let up on the injury. Referee calls for a DQ.
Divas Title Match: Natalya vs. Michelle McCool
Chris Jericho Int
World Heavyweight Title Match: Batista vs. CM Punk- Vince still doesn’t want to give Punk a clean win as Kane comes down to attack Batista.
Parking Lot Brawl: John Cena vs. JBL
WWE Title Match: Edge vs. Triple H
- – 2008 SummerSlam – -
August 17 in Indianapolis, IN
Jeff Hardy vs. MVP
Santino Marella/Beth Phoenix Int
IC and Women’s Title Match: Santino Marella and Beth Phoenix vs. Mickie James and Kofi Kingston- Santino and Beth take the titles.
Shawn Michaels/Chris Jericho Interview- After Michaels made the announcement that he was going to retire, Jericho comes out to stir things up. Jericho takes a shot at Michaels but Shawn moved and Jericho accidentally hit Shawn’s wife, Rebecca.
ECW Title Match: Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry
World Heavyweight Title Match: JBL vs. CM Punk
WWE Title Match: Great Khali vs. Triple H- Shitty match and the fact that this was on the card was the sole reason I didn’t pay for it. Please, let Khali go away…. Go far away!
John Cena vs. Batista- First time ever match between these two.
Hell in a Cell: Edge vs. Undertaker
- – 2008 Unforgiven – -
September 7 in Cleveland, OH
ECW Title, Scramble Match: Miz vs. Finlay vs. Matt Hardy vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. Mark Henry- Matt Hardy comes out on top and wins the Title. I still can’t consider it a World Heavyweight Title.
Matt/Jeff Hardy Int
Tag Team Title Match: Cryme Tyme vs. Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr
Non-sanctioned Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho- Definitely more of a brawl than a match. Not my favorite contest between these two but it worked.
Randy Orton/Cody Rhodes/Ted Dibiase Int
WWE Title, Scramble Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Brian Kendrick vs. MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Triple H
Shawn Michaels Int
CM Punk/Randy Orton Segment- Orton knocks Punk out of the Title match.
Big Show/Vicky/Undertaker Interview/Segment- Big Show helps out Vicky against the Undertaker.
Divas Title Match: Maryse vs. Michelle McCool
Heavyweight Title, Scramble Match: Batista vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Kane vs. Chris Jericho vs. JBL- Jericho, a late sub for CM Punk, wins the Title.
- – 2008 No Mercy – -
October 5 in Portland, OR
(Home Video (VG/EX))
ECW Title Match: Mark Henry vs. Matt Hardy
Triple H/Jeff Hardy Int
Women’s Title Match: Candice Michelle vs. Beth Phoenix
Kane vs. Rey Mysterio
MVP/Big Show Int
MVP/Randy Orton/Cody Rhodes/Manu/Ted Dibiase/CM Punk/Kofi Kingston Interview/Segment
JBL vs. Batista
Big Show vs. Undertaker
WWE Title Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Triple H
Triple H/Arn Anderson/Vladimir Kozlov Int
World Heavyweight Title, Ladder Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho- Good ladder match. The end was funny with both guys hanging on to the belt until Jericho finally head-butts Michaels to retain his title. A little cartoony but its ok.
- – 2008 Cyber Sunday – -
October 26 in Phoenix, AZ
No Holds Barred: Rey Mysterio vs. Kane
Chris Jericho/Ted Dibiase/Cody Rhodes/Manu Int
ECW Title Match: Evan Bourne vs. Matt Hardy
Cryme Tyme vs. The Miz and John Morrison
Chris Jericho/Great Khali Int
Santino Marella vs. Honky Tonk Man
Last Man Standing Match: Big Show vs. Undertaker
Chris Jericho/Mike Adamle Int
Divas Costume Contest
WWE Title Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Triple H
World Heavyweight Title Match: Batista vs. Chris Jericho- Batista wins the title from Jericho with Steve Austin voted in as guest referee.
- – 2008 Survivor Series – -
November 23 in Boston, MA
Shawn Michaels, Cryme Tyme, Great Khali, and Rey Mysterio vs. JBL, John Morrison, Miz, MVP, and Kane
Carlito/Primo/Bella Twins/Charlie Haas Int, Randy Orton Int
Michelle McCool, Maryse, Victoria, Natalya, and Maria vs. Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, Candice Michelle, Jillian Hall, and Kelly Kelly
Vladimir Kozlov Int
Casket Match: Undertaker vs. Big Show
Batista, CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, Matt Hardy, and R-Truth vs. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, Shelton Benjamin, William Regal, and Mark Henry
WWE Title Match: Vladimir Kozlov vs. Triple H- Edge makes his return to take Jeff Hardy’s place and wins the WWE Title.
World Heavyweight Title Match: John Cena vs. Chris Jericho- Cena wins the Title and all is right with the WWE Universe.
- – 2008 Armageddon – -
December 14 in Buffalo, NY
(Live (G/VG, Low Sound))
Matt Hardy vs. Vladimir Kozlov
CM Punk vs. Rye Mysterio- Punk wins this number one contender’s match for the IC Title.
Jeff Hardy Int
Shawn Michaels/JBL Interview- Michaels has agreed to work with for JBL.
Cody Rhodes/Manu/Randy Orton Int
Mark Henry vs. Finlay
Santa Haas/Divas/Santino Marella/Beth Phoenix/Goldust/Boogeyman Segment
Mr. Kennedy Int
Batista vs. Randy Orton
Maria, Mickie James, Michelle McCool, and Kelly Kelly vs. Maryse, Natalya, Victoria, and Jillian
Great Khali/Kiss Cam/Mae Young Segment
World Heavyweight Title Match: Chris Jericho vs. John Cena
WWE Title Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Triple H vs. Edge- Jeff Hardy finally wins the WWE Title.
WWE PPV 08
- – 2008 Royal Rumble – -