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post #69 of (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 01:52 PM
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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Clique View Post
I was at Reliant Stadium and witnessed the disappointment that was HHH vs. Randy Orton WrestleMania 25 main event. The match was booked completely wrong. This should have been a no holds barred fight with brawling in the all around ringside and in the crowd. There should have been run ins from the McMahons and Legacy. Chairshots, stair shots/spots, ring bell shots, etc. Most importantly, Orton should have won the damn match. In word to describe how I felt after watching this match live was underwhelmed. However, I did enjoy it much more when I watched it on DVD a couple months later. It's still not WRESTLEMANIA 25 MAIN EVENT worthy.
Pretty much sums up my views on the match perfectly.

The feud called for a violent match, it needed it to get into a brawl for it to actually work. They absolutely just handcuffed both guys by making that stupid stipulation. The feud was actually really, really good, full of action, ready for a really great Wrestlemania payoff, and it just didnt happen...through no fault of Orton or Triple H.

People often critisise overbooked matches but in this case it was needed. The feud wasnt just Orton/Triple H it was Legacy/Orton/McMahons/Triple H. Legacy run ins were expected and needed, a Shane or Vince run in was needed, and Stephanie making an appearance would have been even better. People expected and wanted these run ins in this case, they expected a swerve and what they got was...dissapointing because as Clique stated you were left with that 'was that it' feeling as the match eneded. Very underwhelming.

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