Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I'm of the opinion Austin's performance at Summerslam against Angle may be his greatest during 2001, but the Benoit Edmonton match alongside his performance against Rock at Wrestlemania really aren't far behind. Pretty much a perfect TV match with a ridiculous crowd, a great pacing and a character dynamic the fans were invested in. Summerslam though as I said may be his peak. He just comes off as such a demented, obsessed and paranoid psycho determined to overcome Angle's threat and he manages to revert from cowardly weasel into demented blood thirsty maniac so effortlessly. Reminds me of Eddie against Rey from Smackdown 6/23/05 and how Eddie somehow manages to alternate between an obsessed yet determined individual looking to best Rey at his own game and prove his talent beyond question...and then when things begin to look bleak he has this expression that says he'll rip Rey's bollocks off and forcefeed them to him whilst beating him to a pulp because he can.