Saturday, 4 February 2012

WWE DVD Review - Night of the Champions 2011

WWE DVD Review: Night of the Champions 2011

By Phil Allely

Night of the Champions has been a welcome addition to the WWE Pay-Per-View calendar, being one of the few shows where each title is defended and pretty much anything can happen during said defences.

The 2011 event was an above average effort and one that fulfilled a lot of fans desires, in that it included revenge/challenge matches gave many of the participants a degree of respect and honour gaining in the process.

NOTC kicked off well with high flyers Air Boom (Kofi Kingston/Evan Bourne) defending their Tag Team gold against the heel pairing of R Truth and The Miz. This was a fast-paced outing and one that warrants repeat viewing.

The Intercontinental battle between former team mates Cody Rhodes (champion) and Ted DiBiase was a decent affair.

Dolph Ziggler’s Fatal Four Way United States title defence against Alex Riley, Jack Swagger and John Morrison was a fun-filled frantic scrap.

The World Heavyweight match between Randy Orton and Mark Henry was well-worked and Henry looked his best in years.

With the Divas Championship on the line Beth Phoenix versus Kelly Kelly had its moments and although short did give the division a spot on the card.

Alberto Del Rio and John Cena had a pretty good encounter over the WWE Championship, there were some interesting highlights and this proved to be another match worth viewing again.

PPV main event the CM Punk/Triple H No Disqualification match proved to be the perfect finale, both men working hard and Triple H showing that his age and expanding waistline don’t hinder his in-ring expertise and skill. Opponent Punk must have been a dream one for Trips, bioth men making the other look like a million dollars.

One the extras front we have the contract signing from the August 30th Smackdown.

WWE Night of The Champions 2011 is on release now form and all good retailers.

RRP £17.99 (DVD)/£19.99 (Blu-ray)

Running time 2hrs 59mins (DVD)/4hrs 14mins (Blu-ray)

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