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Re: Classic Wrestling General Discussion & Review Thread
Whilst the match itself wasn't great with the stalling and eternity in actually locking up, as well as the actual match quality being sub par when they did wrestle..the fact the crowd were chanting repeatedly about Lesnar leaving should speak volumes about what they thought of him. You could audibly hear 'You Sold Out' and 'Na Na Na Na' chants throughout and there were even loud jeers of 'Boring' and 'This Match Sucks'. Pretty sure Goldberg leaving wasn't known until afterwards (I don't have a great memory with that sort of stuff) but he got some pretty brutal heat in spells as well. It was clear the crowd were gonna shit on Lesnar regardless of how good the match turned out.
Rock/Hogan is about as good as that match in 2002 could have possibly been. Well layed out 'Clash of the Titans' match with the crowd obviously helping to make it a spectacle. Not really much in the way of a match but they layed out the brunt of the match well enough with making Rock act more heelish and the crowd cheering on Hogan regardless. Finishing run and both men's finishers being kicked out of with the crowd losing their shit is a really great moment and testament to what a brilliant crowd can do for a match. Such a shame Rock/Cena wasn't structured similarly, instead going twice as long and dragging horribly as a result. Its not a 'great' match in terms of the actual wrestling or even the actual story, but its a brilliant spectacle which is what the match needed to be. Its the kind of match that could make grown men relive their younger years when Hogan was the biggest thing in wrestling.
Stan Hansen vs Andre from 1981 in New Japan is still the best Andre match I've ever seen and one of the greatest spectacles in wrestling history. Seeing the New Japan fans fully behind Hansen in his battle to topple the Giant is such a sight and Andre is still fairly nimble compared to his broken down years in WWF. The whole battle of Andre trying to avoid Hansen's lariat and the ultimate payoff to that story is beautiful.