Re: Your 5 Star Match Lists
Meh, I struggle with ladder matches because you have to expect them to largely be a collection of great looking spots mixed in with good pacing to create a few believable false finishes. For example I can hate a straight up spotfest but then at least enjoy a ladder match even if I wouldn't rate it highly, they're usually entertaining and fun and do the job instead of usually being awesome matches, largely because they often lack (for good reason) what I prefer in singles matches.
Only ones I really like are Benoit/Jericho, TLC III Smackdown 2001, MITB I at Wrestlemania 21 (thanks to Benoit) and MITB 2011, just for Bryan winning tbh.
As for which worker I never imagined to be in a ***** match of mine? Sheik because I'd seen maybe 1 match of his prior and Carl Greco because I'd never heard of him.