WWE: Survivor Series 2007

January 28, 2012 4 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

These days, World Wrestling Entertainment presents pay-per-views events on a monthly basis, but that hasn’t always been the case. At one point, WWE held four events above all others, Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, and of course, Survivor Series. Survivor Series has always been a premiere showcase for WWE talent, so it is no surprise that the 2007 edition was stacked with big matches. In terms of big matches, you can’t ask for much bigger than Batista vs. Undertaker in the confines of the Hell in a Cell, with the World Heavyweight Championship on the line. The two have been at each other’s throats for a while, but the steel prison is an ideal place to settle the score. The WWE and ECW Championships are also on the line, with Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels and CM Punk in a triple threat against The Miz and John Morrison. There are also some ten person Survivor Series old school style matches, plus Hornswoggle vs. Great Khali in perhaps the most unusual match ever. Survivor Series is a WWE tradition and this 2007 edition lives up to that legacy of greatness.

1. Batista vs. Undertaker (World Heavyweight Championship in Hell in a Cell)

2. Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels (WWE Championship)

3. Triple H, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio & Kane vs. Umaga, Mr. Kennedy, MVP, Finlay & Big Daddy V (Traditional Survivor Series)

4. CM Punk vs. John Morrison vs. The Miz (ECW Championship)

5. Mickie James, Maria, Torrie Wilson, Michelle McCool & Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix, Jillian, Melina, Victoria & Layla

6. Hornswoggle vs. Great Khali

7. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch vs. Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly (World Tag Team Championship)

Video: How does it look?

The event is presented in full frame, as intended. As usual, this show looks quite good and even on a 65″ screen, holds up well. This is a three hour program plus bonus materials, so I wasn’t surprised to see some minor compression problems. These were minor and infrequent however, so no reason for concern. The image is clean and has solid sharpness, so detail is high in most instances. The colorful attire and pyrotechnics look vivid and pop right off the screen. I saw no issues with contrast either, as lighting is on the mark and no detail is obscured in the shadows. So while a few minor issues do surface, by and large this event looks terrific and fans should love taking in the sights here.

Audio: How does it sound?

The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack is very impressive, with a good range and enough power to make you feel every impact. The entrance music and pyrotechnics sound great here, so the atmosphere is immersive when the superstars walk down the aisle. The crowd is loud, but varies in volume, as should be expected from a live audience, of course. As far as the action inside the squared circle, the stiff clotheslines sound crisp, the powerful slams are well handled, and you can hear all the smack talk you can handle. You can choose either the English or Spanish broadcast audio, which is a welcome inclusion.

Supplements: What are the extras?

This disc includes bonus footage from Raw, when the mystery of Save_Us.222 was revealed.

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