Hello readers and welcome back to yet another WWE DVD review. Today we have the turn of one of WWE’s main release types as of yet and that is the Double Feature set. From my perspective originally when released these sets have always been quite enjoyable to review as it gets both of them done at the same time and also are very good value as they are the same price as the previous releases WWE Home Video released
We start with No Mercy which in itself starts off with the Miz vs Jason Jordan, this is a good opener to start off proceedings. The fans were into it but were willing the Miz on as opposed Jason Jordan which is a shame because I think he is quality but like I say we start off well and I am looking forward to the next match..
That next match is Finn Balor taking on Bray Wyatt. This was a decent watch with Finn picking up the win which is no surprise and putting him with someone like Wyatt means there will always only be one winner. I think this will lead to a title push from Balor in the future and working with Wyatt will only strengthen that.
Following that was another quality encounter with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose taking on Sheamus and Cesaro. This match was excellent and was gripping throughout, despite of course Cesaro’s teeth getting busted in a way it shows how good the action was.
Following that it was a Fatal Five Way match between Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax and Emma which was a brilliant match and was unfortunately the last time we see Emma on a WWE PPV Before her release. Overall probably the best women’s match on a PPV this year with all of them giving their all.
John Cena vs Roman Reigns was the next match and was a quality match to put on this card and was one of the highlights of a great PPV. There was hints at the end of Cena potentially retiring which garnered a thank you Cena chant which shows that despite the amount of stick he gets from the fans that they still value him.
Following that was a contrast with Neville taking on Enzo Amore, a good match but not exactly amazing like some of the other matches on the card and is used as kind of a good segway/cooldown to the main event which means it is good on the card.
Finally for No Mercy was the Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman main event which was a bit of a let down to be honest. Compared to the Fatal Four Way at SummerSlam it was a bit short and putting the Cena vs Reigns match on the card and it being the best match overall mean this lacked the intensity that the other match had and the crowd were not exactly 100% there for it which meant it suffered.
The second event on the DVD is Hell in a Cell 2017 which is highlighted by Shane McMahon vs Kevin Owens in what is sure to be a quality match.
The first match was between New Day and the Usos and was a superb match between two of the best tag teams on the brand right now and them being in the cell really adds to the dynamic with comedy and violence really meshing well and it continues a brilliant feud between the two teams which doesn’t show any signs of letting up.
Following that it was a decent bout between Randy Orton and Rusev with Orton coming out on top with an RKO Outta Nowhere. It was decent in the way that it is a massive improvement from the match between the two at SummerSlam which lasted 10 seconds and it seems like a feud that will build up over time which is good.
Next was a decent triple threat match between AJ Styles, Baron Corbin and Tye Dillinger for the United States Championship. It was a good match for Corbin who surprisingly came out victorious over one of the hottest stars in the WWE right now, AJ Styles. I think this will be a brilliant feud if it goes ahead but if not I think Styles will shift his focus to another title.
Natalya vs Charlotte Flair was a disappointment with Natalya being disqualified using a chair which sucked as I was looking forward to this but because the feud is ongoing I expect a match like this before we get the quality matches as the feud comes to an end.
Following that was a match for the WWE Championship between Jinder Mahal and Shinsuke Nakamura. Mahal will probably lose the title in the next few PPV’s as his reign is getting a bit stale and I am guessing Shinsuke will be the one to take it off him. Overall though when he does lose it it will be a good reign that has reignited the career of Mahal from his release previously.
Bobby Roode made his debut in a pretty poor match against Dolph Ziggler and this was compared to Nakamura’s debut against the underrated Ziggler and him using the tights at the end isn’t a great ending but I am looking forward to seeing how he gets on in future PPV’s.
Finally was the brilliant main event between Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens. It is quite lengthy but makes up for it though as it is a great watch. The main spot in the match where Shane does the elbow from the cell once again was brilliant and made a brilliant ending where Sami Zayn turns up to pull his old rival Kevin Owens out the way and turns heel as a result which makes to a brilliant end to the show.
Rating – 8/10 – The best double feature they have released by far with two brilliant Pay-Per-Views that I was quite surprised by but it shows how good WWE is getting at the minute on the run up to the Royal Rumble. Would definitely recommend picking this one up.
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