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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Just watched TLC 2010 again, and thought it was a fairly fantastic PPV.
Dolph Ziggler/Kingston/Swagger: IC TITLE LADDER MATCH ***1/4
- Great little ladder match here. Could have been more if longer but a great choice for the opener. The action was great, and innovative at the same time. I could have done without the slightly stupid ending, but it didn't ruin the match.
Natalya/Beth vs. LayCool: TAG TEAM TABLES MATCH **1/2
- One of the best womens matches I'd seen in a while. Beth is awesome, her selling is great and the bump she took on the outside (which I dont think was intentional) was amazing. Fantastic end with the splash through the table too, the crowd was into it which is something you don't see a lot of with the women. Looking a tthis, Natalya was champion, Beth had made her return and was doig to something, Michelle was great, it's shocking that the DIVAs champion is now...a Bella.
Santino/Kozlov vs. Gabriel/Slater: **
- Decent enough tag match. Nothing special, but nothing awful.
John Morrison vs. Sheamus: LADDER MATCH FOR THE NUMBER ONE CONENTEDER SPOT ****1/2
- Incredible match. The best ladder match I had seen in AGES. Very innovative. The work on the leg was amazing, and the selling was even better. Some people cal Morrison a spot monkey...yet this was one of the least spotty ladder matches I'd ever seen. Both guys were totally on form and created a classic. The big spill through the table was well done, and I loved the booking of Sheamus being 'like the terminator'. The ending with Sheamus looking like he would tip Morrison off, followed by the kick to the face and the grabbing of the contract was perfect.
It's incredible how they have scewed both guys up since this point. Morrison SHOULD have gotten that push, he was over as hell and was impressing every week. Sheamus had been great for a while and now both do virtually nothing.
The Miz vs. Randy Orton: WWE TITLE TABLES MATCH **
Yep...was a bit boring. Although I eexpected nothing more from a Orton/Miz match. It was too slow and their styles just didn't mesh well. They couldn't follow the ladder match and it was fairly forgettable.
Edge/Kane/Alberto Del Rio/Rey Mysterio: WORLD TITLE TLC MATCH ****
Another fantastic match. Yes it was spotty, and was centered around who would be doing the next big spot etc. But it was fun, the spots were great and everyone was into it. Del Rios bump through the table was scary and looked great. Mysterio was good in this match, Kane played his role very well and Edge was a highlight. They made the title change seem like a big deal with Edge winning and it would have been a very, very good main event, should have been.
John Cena vs. Wade Barrett: CHAIRS MATCH: ***
It shouldn't have been the main event, but it was a good match. These two work well together and this was no different. They both worked very hard, and while the chairs gimmick is stupid, it added slightly to the match. Barrett was booked strongly until the end with the FU on the chairs. Nice match though, the burial with the chairs was uneccesary.
Overall, we got three very good matches (IC Title, Cena/Barrett and the DIVAs match) one great match (the TLC match) and one classic match in my eyes (Morrison/Sheamus) one of the best PPVs not a Wrestlemania in ages.
Marking for: John Morrison, Randy Orton, CM Punk, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes and Jack Swagger.