Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Not to my recollection, its staggering how better he got since he joined WWE as he slowly adapted to his depleting athleticism and injury ridden body and slowly developed a more well rounded striking game with the occasional high spot to still keep the crowd going. Not to mention how better he got at timing and pacing his matches to perfection, throwing in some great false comebacks to keep the crowd invested and build to his eventual comeback as well as bumping and selling his arse off to get anyone and everyone over. WWE hasn't ever had a better TV match worker and his list of weekly good-great matches since 2003 and beyond is simply staggering. From Noble to Tajiri to Eddie to Finlay to Morrison to Jericho to Punk to Henry to Orton etc the list just keeps on growing.
Tenryu in Japan has been pretty awesome in the same time frame as the relentlessly violent veteran fighting anyone and everyone, but strictly in America no-one can match Mysterio for consistency. Its quite frightening how he got so much better from his WCW days where he was a dazzling high flyer with a good sense of timing, compared to what he is now: aka a complete wrestler.