Thanks for the suggestions boys but I decided to get back the good ol nostalgiac feelings starting with the very first PPV I watched in full; Summerslam 2004. Might start watching and reviewing PPVs chronologically at this point and checking out of the current product for a little bit, remembering why I love wrestling in the first place by watching the shows I love .
TEDDY LONG'S FIRST SHOW AS GM OF SMACKDOWN. JESUS HE'S BEEN AROUND FOREVER .
Three matches in and nothing good, can't believe this is the show that got me hooked on wrestling in the first place. Writing down a ton of notes & I'm like 13 joints in today, this should be quite the piece.
DIVA DODGEBALL. What creativity .
"You believe, huh? You believe that you can become the World's Heavyweight Champion, because God said. Well let me tell ya this; in this arena, I'm god!"
After do so a bit earlier tonight, gonna hit up more Undertaker in the Attitude Era. All b/c it hit me on a whim while marking the holy high hell out for his theme circa 1998/pre-Ministry. Gonna start right now by reliving the bout vs Shamrock.
I had some fun with Taker vs Gonzales the last time I watched. Wasn't good, as said, but you know, not really as bad as the theory perceived. Taker makes it work.
I'm a deplorable fiend for originally thinking this was bad: Undertaker vs Shamrock from Backlash '99 is actually quite awesome. Structure is more free range & open type of deal - b/c it's the Attitude Era & structure was a lost art then - but for the way they wanted to work the match, it proved to be a solid fitting backdrop. Fans hated it b/c there wasn't enough punching. I know Taker's punching rules, but it's still lol worthy of a reaction. Shamrock looked real good in this. Counters were slick as fuck, like they should be. Man knows his MMA, he should make it look legit. Some of Taker's reversals were on par with him. You knew he was into the sport all the way back in '99 by this indication to work a semi-shoot style. Grounded & rugged. Good shit. JR going ballistic for the counters ups this. Commentary made the style of the match feel important too. Obviously that's a quality that demands a plug. Unlike the pleb fans who weren't sure what they were seeing.