Asking Meltzer to rate my matches
Join Date: Jan 2005
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
ADR/Ziggler was quite outstanding. Probably the best told match of either man's career. Not necessarily the "best" match, but certainly the most meaningful. In a sense that this match really felt important. It felt like a truly monumental moment. Not on the grand scheme of wrestling history, but monumental in current WWE for these two wrestlers. Something that both men usually struggle to capture. Most ADR (&/or) Ziggler matches are just 'there'. This felt special.
The double-turn worked really well and it's probably the first time since his arrival that ADR has really 'fit' a character. If he can keep this momentum, he might finally click with the audience. I just hope they've got something planned for Ziggler. He's finally got some real traction after last night. I could definitely get behind a face run, based off the fact that Ziggler's heel work has been pretty bland for the longest of times, and his style is more conducive to a sympathetic reaction anyway.
AJ/Kaitlyn - ***
ADR/Ziggler - ****
Shield/RK-NO - ***1/2
Punk/Jericho - ***3/4
Very solid PPV. I could probably watch the whole thing again today without fast-forwarding (until the main-event).
Great to have Punk back as well.