Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Just had a want to go back and revisit the Hardy/Edge 05 steel cage match from Unforgiven.
My god what a match, Matt Hardy's honestly one of the most underrated workers WWE had in the past decade. Hardy's babyface performance is everything and then some, there's this amazing moment where Hardy's having his head/neck area destroyed by Edge and Hardy throws these wild punches in Edge's general vicinity and that totally plays up the head injury angle. Hardy's main story here is that he will not let edge survive this match, no matter what. Hardy's going to get his revenge on Edge and Lita and nothing will stop him.
Edge also plays a great cowardly/sadistic heel. Edge's control segment is a thing of beauty, targeting Hardy's head/neck area and there's this brutal powerbomb into the cage by edge and a turnbuckle powerbomb by edge. Might be Edge's finest performance in a match, Lita plays the desperate heel lover well, doing anything and everything to save Edge.
The finish is wonderful as well, plays up the Hardy doesn't care about his pain he just wants to see Edge suffer. Absolutely awesome ****1/2