Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Dolph Ziggler v Sheamus - Main Event (1/9/13)
Yeah this was great. Got plenty of time to develop into a lengthy hard-fought battle and both guys looked really good. I find a lot of Dolph's 15+ minute matches have this formula where they go through a feeling out process, then a methodical control segment from Ziggler which usually isn't all that engaging but it's solid enough to hold your interest, then all of a sudden the match bursts into life with really good back and forth action and a great finishing stretch. It's a pretty basic formula but Ziggler's ability to shine down the stretch with his bumping and athleticism really makes it work well. Dolph fighting unsuccessfully to avoid Sheamus' clubbing blows in the ropes was perfect for Sheamus' comeback and came off as one of the best versions of that offense to me. Nice little touch. Everything after the second commercial break is awesome. Lots of sweet counters and nearfalls. The finish is good too. Nice to see something different, they don't use good countout finishes often enough. PPV quality stuff.
1. Dolph Ziggler v Sheamus - Main Event (1/9/13)
2. CM Punk v Ryback - Raw (1/7/13)