Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
McIntyre/Masters was great, everyone should watch it.
Also don't get why folks here seemed so down on Christian/Orton. Really awesome face/face match that was smartly-worked around hierarchy. I dug Orton being one step ahead of Christian throughout. Christian came out with slaps and tried to work like a veteran because that's the role he had on ECW as the top dog, but Orton had a response for everything, so down the stretch, Christian went aerial because that was what always got him out of jams against bigger opponents. Worked for a while, until Orton busted out the RKO, which was easily the best RKO counter to an aerial attack I've ever seen. Also, the rib work that played into the ladder match was great, and Christian's selling was tremendous. Really awesome to see Orton turn all scowly & stompy again. Much better when he's working methodically in control than he's working from the bottom. Plus they built toward all the near-falls. They teased all their big signatures before delivering, so they got dramatic near-falls out of all those. And the finishing stretch was red-hot. And I liked Orton's responses to Christian kicking out. Made it feel like a big deal. Granted, Orton never wins with the rope-elevated DDT, but Christian was already banged up, etc. I really hope this leads to a rematch with Christian working more pure babyface and Orton working mostly heel, because Christian working from beneath against Orton could be incredible. Knowing WWE, though, they'll probably turn Christian and drop him to the midcard. Really great match, one of the best of the year.