Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Mar 2011
Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
And what's wrong with that? Smh...
For some people, having a "story" isn't enough. Anyone with a brain can accomplish that- it's how you execute it that matters. Cena vs Punk from NOC followed the same pattern a million matches before did and it still felt new, fresh and great. The narrative of the match is nowhere near important as the actual content of it. You can build a great match arround a narrative, but a narrative itself doesn't make a match great. These days "that match is great because they told a great story" is often just an excuse for people not being able to come up with actual reasoning why they like something. Anyone can attach a story to a match. An average match without any notable transitions, counters, selling, bumping, matwork, spots, drama and all other ingredients needed to reach pro wrestling greatness doesn't become great all of a sudden becose of it's narrative, in my opinion, that is. It just comes down to how you view pro wrestling.
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