Rey Mysterio vs Randy Orton on SD 06 is definitely up there among the most underrated.
Originally Posted by Segunda Caida
Btw, seeing as you've been watching Smackdown 04. Thoughts on Eddie/Show from 4/15? I think its legit one of the smartest and entertaining matches WWE has put on, but on top of that its a really fucking great David vs Goliath match and is a definite performance you'd pinpoint to as proof of Eddie's versatile talent. The spot where he manages to hide a wrench in Show's boot to use against him later in the match is still one of the most creative and brilliant visuals I can ever recall seeing.
I just had to go back and rewatch because I didn't remember it as it's been a while since I was in the early stages of the year. You pretty much described the match perfectly and I don't know if I have anything to add. Great work by both men with the David/Goliath roles played to perfection. I used to hate this type of match (see Cena/Khali JD 07) because I was brainwashed into thinking a match is all about how many MOVEZ~! are performed but since reading your reviews, I've been more appreciative of this type of match-ups. I'd rate it at ***1/4.
So glad I made the smart decision of going back to check out full years and putting more importance into match quality when watching a show. Had it not been for this thread and my sudden decision to check out full years, I would have probably just quit being a wrestling fan altogether since the current shows would have made me hate being a wrestling fan.
I am now a week from Survivor Series and the Tough Enough stuff has started to take over Smackdown's TV time. Just thought I'd point out how funny Ryan Reeves (Ryback) looks with hair at this stage and then to see how far he's come (The Miz too).