The Final Cut – No Way Out 2004 Review

Hello and welcome to The Final Cut. The only column that comes with a brand new free air guitar for every reader! How many other columns offer such freebies? Yeah, well opening lines are not my strong point really.

Well, it is that time of the month again when I offer my thoughts about the recent No Way Out pay-per-view. Going into the show many exclaimed that it would be one of the worst pay-per-views in recent memory, even worse than

So with an open mind I sat down, with my three giant packets of Walkers Sensations crisps and a nice big bottle of coke, to watch the show.

Now before I launch into my review of the matches I just wanted to mention a match that I saw on Heat just before the pay-per-view started. Normally I do not watch Live Heat, I find it normally turns out to be 45 minutes of begging people to order the pay-per-view and then a poorly thrown-together match.

But not on this occasion. After their normal begging session they held a six-man tag match featuring London, Kidman, and Ultimo Dragon vs. Akio, Sakoda and Tajiri

The match was exceptionally good, probably better than most of what we saw on the actual pay-per-view! It is matches like this that will boost the cruiserweight division and will gain the interest, now if only they would put these kind of matches on Smackdown and the pay-per-view….

Smackdown’s tag team division is lacking somewhat right now and adding Akio/Sakoda and London/Kidman to the division would do the show absolutely no harm at all.

I have been a fan of Tajiri and Ultimo Dragon having a feud for along time now and believe that a nice build up would be perfect for a Wrestlemania showdown, perhaps for the Cruiserweight championship, and would make up for the way World Wrestling Entertainment have treated Ultimo Dragon since he arrived.