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Unforgiven 2004 is a strange event in as much as it isn't entirely unsatisfying, but the only thing of real significance is actually quite disappointing, in the result of the main event.
The show opens with a tag bout, as Chris Benoit and William Regal face Evolution (Ric Flair and Batista). With no belt in sight, and no particularly strong feud, this seems a touch pointless; it's overlong and not much fun.
Secndly, Victoria and Trish Stratus fight for the WWE Women's Championship. It's given a good length but the real reason it seems to exist is to set forth the next match, after Tomko attempts to attack Trish and is assailed by a man dressed in women's clothing, who in fact turns out to be Steven Richards. Tomko challenges him and so that match starts, which in itself rather daft, although mildly amusing in a low-rent sort of way.
To decide the vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship, Christian and Chris Jericho fight in a Ladder match. This is probably the best match on the card; it's very long and gruelling, and sea-saws between either man winning for quite some time.
Next up was a No Disqualification match between Kane and Shawn Michaels. This is quite the awaited match; in the late 1990s when HBK had a feud with The Undertaker, HBK and Kane nearly had a run-in, and since we've been waiting for them to fight. This is a very satisfying meeting, that's brutal and plays to both of their strengths.
The following bout is for the World Tag Team Championship, with champions La Résistance (Sylvain Grenier and Robért Conway) facing Tajiri and Rhyno. It's strangely placed in the show, though, and doesn't follow on well from the last match or two the main event...
The main event is actually rather good despite a disappointing result, with Randy Orton and Triple H competing for the World Heavyweight Championship. Sadly it resorts to what we've seen time and time again, and curtails Orton's reign far too quickly.