feeling like watching a a brawl, sluggfest so Im giving hunter a chance
got nwo austin , hiac with Batista, rumble with foley and svs with flair lined up
HHH's brawl with Austin at No Mercy '99 is worth a look. It's your standard Attitude brawl with outside interferrence and either a non-finish or a screwy finish but it's fun nonetheless. Also, Hunter against Mankind from In Your House 16 is also a fun brawl.
Benoit would be number 1 for me with Mysterio coming second. Eddie didn't really quite get the opportunity to SHINE with his work until his last three years. (WWE only) Mysterio's case is helped with 2009-2010. I also think Jericho deserves a shout-out.
Here's that full episode: (not a very promising thumbnail)
I knew you'd pull through .
& on the topic of Eddie not being able to be THE top guy; he's pretty much my WOTY in 2002, 2004, & 2005, while still being a top five worker in 2003. 2004 is UBER close between him and Benoit but still, I'd give the edge to Eddie in this one simply because I'd put his JD performance against Bradshaw over anything Benoit did that year, including the Mania triple threat. I can't choose between who had the better 2006 though; Benoit or Mysterio.... It's SO fucking hard for me.
"He's not the biggest. He was never the strongest. He was never the fastest. He was overlooked. He went in the sixth round. So with that being said, all of the intangibles that a quarterback is supposed to have, they overlooked it with him because it was burning from inside of him" - Ray Lewis on Tom Brady
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Took me about 10 seconds to find it. (open tab - enter google - search "Smackdown 13 january 2006" - click on video - copy and paste - post it here)
For 06, I'd pick Benoit because other than the Orton matches, Rey has nothing on the level of Benoit's matches with Orton, Regal and Finlay. And what does Eddie have from 2002 that's worth looking out for? I know about the RVD matches, I enjoyed the Armageddon match with Benoit as well as the Survivor Series triple threat tag. Anything else?
That Mysterio/Morrison match is one of my personal faves. I know people loved shitting on JoMo but I would embrace a return. His matches always entertained me despite not incorporating the structure of some of the more popular/respected workers.
Would be all about that return. One of the most consistent guys in the ring from '08ish to when he left.
Smackdown 09/26/2002 - No Disqualification Match: Edge vs. Eddie Guerrero
This is magnificent, I loved that they started it off as a normal match but started giving the crowd more and more till the point that they had them in the palm of their hands like puppets. The match starts off with a real good feeling out process as they don't wanna rush anything which was great, as their two prior matches both men came out real aggressive to start. So after the feeling out process Eddie begins to target the head, because he's been "Concussed" for a week now and you can't get over that in a week. But Edge keeps fighting him off, by working the arm they do some good back-and-forth action until Eddie hits an enzuigiri followed by a vertical suplex which only gets a two count. Eddie applies a chinlock and begins to talk shit in Spanish, Tazz translates to say that it means “I've got him in a rear chinlock.” Edge begins to fight out and starts a mini-comeback and heads up top but Eddie cuts him off and hits a beautiful superplex off the top rope but that only gets a 2. Eddie begins to work on Edge’s head with vicious elbows and forearms but gets on Edge's shoulders but Edge counters that into a hot-shot onto the ropes and then clotheslines him to the floor. Edge gets a ladder to a pop. He goes to hit Eddie with the ladder but he ducks and Edge accidentally KILLS! The ref Mike Sparks with the ladder. I'm not sure why you needed a ref bump in a street fight, Eddie gets a chair and waffles Edge with it across the back a few times then heads top and goes for the Frog Splash but Edge moves and Eddie eats mat as we go to a commercial. Late in the match Edge escapes the Sleeper and hits a face plant for 2. He then heads up top but Eddie hits a hurancanrana off the top rope, and gets a two-count; Edge then reverses a second hurancanrana into a powerbomb, and now brings the ladder in again. Eddie dropkicks the ladder back into Edge. Which allows Eddie to now brings in another ladder and Euro uppercuts Edge down onto the ladder in the bump, the sound of that was SICK! Eddie now stacks another ladder on Edge and hits the TOP CON HILO ON TWO LADDERS! AWESOME! But that only gets a 2 count. Eddie sets up a ladder and gets on the top rope and on the top of the ladder. Edge climbs up the other side, and they begin to punch each other. Eddie delivers a sit out power bomb from the top of the ladder for a 2 count; man that near-fall was epic. Edge somehow rebounds and backdrops Eddie onto the ladder in the corner, just crazy. The match would end like a minute after that when Edge now sets up a ladder in the opposite corner, but Eddie comeback with him on the top but Edge gets him to the ropes and then hits a TORNADO EDGE-O-CUTION OFF THE LADDER and that's enough to get the win. Edge celebrates and goes to the backstage leaving Eddie lying in the ring; the referee helps Eddie to his feet where he receives a standing ovation from the crowd. Another one of my personal favorite matches of the 2002 year. ****1/4
No DQ match is good. I wouldn't call it great in the slightest. Something about WWE gimmick matches are very hit or miss. The workers tend to excel much, much more in a more "traditional" setting. That's for damn sure.