Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Also don't really see why Cena countering the GTS into the STF is necessarily apart of 'finisher abuse'. If countering submissions counts as abusing your finisher then Benoit had umpteen 'spam finisher' matches. Now I don't believe for a second that to be the best analogy, but you get my drift. To pick at both guys managing to counter the other's best submission at crucial moments seems a little odd imo, I can't argue with people arguing the kickouts were too much if that's their view, but I can't see how 2 counters can be used as an example of finisher whoring: surely spamming a submission finisher would involve the wrestler using it for a considerable amount of time and on a regular basis instead?
You're over-analyzing it. I just brought it up for the sake of it. As you said, the reason the finisher-fest brought it down was because of how badly placed they were. One right after another after another and so on and the person taking it kicks out like any regular mid-match move (DDT etc). At MITB, the overuse of finishers was not a problem because they were spaced out perfectly and came at the right time. Last night, they went all out with it instead.