Monday, December 15, 2008

Armageddon 2008 Results: Jeff Hardy New W.W.E. Champion

Finally, Jeff Hardy has reached the pinnacle of his career by winning the W.W.E Championship last night at Armageddon. Hardy’s problems outside the “squared circle” have been well-documented and the story of JH just coming so close but never going over was reaching the point where you began to think it was never meant to be. But last night Jeff Hardy was the star of the show by winning the "Triple Threat" match against W.W.E Champion Edge and Triple H. I’m curious to see how long he holds the title and if jealousy rears its ugly head, causing brothers Matt and Jeff Hardy to feud. Here’s a look at the rest of the show:

World heavyweight champion John Cena defeated Chris Jericho
Cena got Jericho to tap out to the STFU, which surprised me. I’m left scratching my head as to where these two go from here. Cena-Batista? Jericho-???

Batista defeated Randy Orton
Good match, however, I would have liked for them to have shaved five minutes off of this one and added it to the Cena-Jericho bout.

CM Punk defeated Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio most likely suffered a broken nose at the end of the match as a result of Punk’s GTS (Go To Sleep) finisher. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and would love to see a rematch, perhaps tonight on Raw?

Vladimir Kozlov defeated E.C.W. champion Matt Hardy in a non-title match
Solid opener and nothing more.

Finlay defeated Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl
OK match for E.C.W. television, not pay-per-view quality.

Michelle McCool, Mickie James, Maria and Kelly Kelly defeated Maryse, Natalya, Victoria and Jillian Hall in a “Santa’s Helper’s" Match
This had no business being on the show and should definitely have been saved for Monday Night Raw.

Shawn Michaels’ promo
Ditto for this spot with Shawn Michaels and JBL. As usual Michaels was great on the microphone, but the segment would have been much better on FREE t.v. I loved the "Joey Styles" chants from the crowd.

Overall, the show had four solid, worthwhile matches; otherwise there was too much talk; too many advertisements and too many promos, but seeing Jeff Hardy finally win the "big one" was worth it.

If they eliminated the talk and The Great Khali kiss-cam, they could have inserted a World Tag Team Title match onto the show or maybe a match featuring some of the young talent such as Ricky Ortiz or Jack Swagger.

Is anybody over in the Stamford headquarters listening to me?

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