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Old 09-26-2012, 08:59 PM   #6533 (permalink)
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Really thinkin about watchin some of these old WWE Title matches so I can have some updated thoughts and ratings on your current list. But for now, watched a couple Smackdown matches tonight, here's me thoughts.

The Undertaker vs. Randy Orton (9/16/2005)

Billed as the rubber match, this could've easily been on PPV, but they decided to give it to us on free TV. I'll take that. Pretty damn good match. Orton was really on point throughout, great control segment and some beauuutiful counters. That dropkick off the ropes, SHIT, had to rewind that and watch it again. Brilliant mind games played with the casket. Last few minutes were really exciting and it certainly had a ppv big match feel. Crowd was hyped. So how does it stack up their other singles matches? No fuckin clue, haven't seen any of them in years. This one though, gets a solid: *** 3/4

Steel Cage Match
Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio (9/9/2005)

September of '05 looks pretty great for Smackdown, huh? Love the way this starts with that fuckin EVIL look on Eddie's face and the stalking. Certainly feel the hatred there. Right off the bat I wanna say I'm a little pissed that we missed all of Eddie's control segment cause of the damn commercial break. I know they showed a couple replays but come on, we come back and Rey's mask is torn? I'd like to see all of that please. As the match went on it got into your typical WWE cage match style. Lots of random slow climbing and spots from the top that were pretty unnecessary, but hey, it was enjoyable. I literally had no idea you could even win by pinfall until the very end, pretty dumb no one even attempted one. But yeah, a fun TV cage match with a good story told in the finishing minutes. Would probably rate it a little higher had I seen the full match with no commercial breaks. *** 1/4
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