The PPV's for 2007 are officially in the books in the WWE, and now that they are done and we're looking ahead to the Royal Rumble and 2008, let's take a quick look and rank the 07 PPV's in the company:
1. Wrestlemania - 4/1/2007 - WWE Champion John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels - What else needs to be said? If this isn't #1 each and every year, then somthing is wrong. Great show, great atmosphere, and the company I thought did a great job as usual making this a special event.
2. Royal Rumble - 1/28/2007 - Undertaker Wins Royal Rumble - Always a strong event, and I thought the ending to the Rumble was very strong with Taker being a first-time winner.
3. Great American Bash - 7/22/2007 - WWE Champion John Cena vs. Bobby Lashley - Overall I thought this card was very underrated, but the way the main event was done and leading up to it made this a very good card.
4. New Year's Revolution - 1/7/2007 - WWE Champion John Cena vs. Umaga - A solid way to start the year PPV-wise, and I am kinda shocked they scrapped this PPV overall. The Cena-Umaga match was good, but the dark cloud will be the HHH injury during the DX match with Rated RKO that kept him out half the year.
5. Backlash - 4/29/2007 - WWE Champion John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge - Usually this PPV deliveres coming off of Mania, and it did here for the most part with a good 4-way main event.
6. Cyber Sunday - 10/28/2007 - World Champion Batista vs. The Undertaker - Special referee Steve Austin - The Taker/Batista match made the card, but the Orton-Michaels cheap finish was not well recieved with the crowd, nor should have it been. Always an interesting card.
7. Survivor Series - 11/18/2007 - World Champion Batista vs. The Undertaker - Hell In A Cell - The HIAC gimmick hits 9 out of 10 times, and it did here as well. The booking on this card was good, and the HHH-Hardy win on the Survivor match was well put together.
8. No Mercy - 10/7/2007 - WWE Champion Triple H vs. Randy Orton - Last Man Standing - The booking on this show is what made it a pretty good one following the Cena injury. First HHH wins the belt, then loses it in the main event. Pretty good overall night as they made the transition to Orton as champ.
9. Summerslam - 8/26/2007 - WWE Champion John Cena vs. Randy Orton - Not good at all that this usual mega-card is 9th of 15 for PPV's. They really didn't build the card as well as they could have, and while the Cena match was good, the HHH vs Booker was underwhelming, as was the rest of the card.
10. Armageddon - 12/16/2007 - World Champion Batista vs. The Undertaker vs. Edge - Good way to end the year, this card was made with the main event, as well as the work by Y2J and Orton in the semi-main. Didn't expect a ton from this card and thought it delivered.
11. Vengeance - 6/24/2007 - WWE Champion John Cena vs. King Booker vs. Mick Foley vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Randy Orton - Top heavy booking with six guys in the main, adding an interesting blast from the past with Foley. The match had its moments, but as most of the year showed, it belonged to Cena.
12. Judgment Day - 5/20/2007 - WWE Champion John Cena vs. The Great Khali - Anything with Khali and main event should be avoided in the future, and while this was passable, I can't believe they went back to it the next month.
13. No Way Out - 2/18/2007 - John Cena & Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker & Batista - The main was nothng more than a big tag with the four WM guys teaming up, and while the ending was cool with Batista turning on Taker, overall the feel had nothing more than a big RAW.
14 One Night Stand - 6/3/2007 - WWE Champion John Cena vs. The Great Khali - Falls Count Anywhere - Said it before, say it again - anything with Khali and main event in the booking should not go together. Sad part is even a good worker like Cena couldn't make this all that good.
15. Unforgiven - 9/16/2007 - The Undertaker vs. Mark Henry - For as good as Taker is, Mark Henry is just that bad. Head scratcher as to why they put that on last, but in the end, nothing could really save this card with a lame Cena-Orton DQ thrown in.