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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Outside of Punk, Mcintyre, Henry and occasionally Big Show I don't even think there's another heel worker on the roster who can actually work an interesting control segment. Del Rio does a lot of creative stuff and it all moves along nicely in a 'psychology' manner, but fuck me does it ever drag and never grab me. Of course this isn't helped when he works guys who aren't as good at making their comeback a big deal, such as Orton. Cesaro has promise but he hasn't really had a long match yet where he can put together a proper control segment that isn't just a string of moves.
Its even worse in tag matches atm. The southern tag formula whilst formulaic is a brilliant style but between the matches barely getting time and none of the heels really exhibiting classic tag team heel tactics (illegally entering the ring, distracting the referee, choking the babyface with the tag rope, blindsiding the babyface on the apron) the matches just blend together into a really played out formula. I think there was one tag a couple of months back with Ziggler and Del Rio as the heels and they had to wait for Ziggler to get back into the ring from the outside just to do the dual tag spot with both babyface and heel coming into the ring off the apron.
I have no idea who I'd like Punk to face at Wrestlemania tbh. He has good chemistry with Taker when given the chance, but as much as I think of the guy I could just see WWE not doing enough booking wise to make a program with Taker feel as big as it should for 'The Streak'. Honestly would prefer he works Bryan if truth be told, especially if Bryan ends up going face and they build him up a bit.
Oh and put me down for the territories being a better style than the WWE Main Event style, though when done well WWE style is probably one of the only styles I can still appreciate in wrestling outside of FUTEN and classic Lucha. Flair/Steamboat is the definitive series in US wrestling for me, mainly because of the character dynamic between the respectful and humble Steamboat and the brash/cocky and world phenom Flair. Their chemistry is fluid and brilliant but its their ability to make the character dynamic a factor in almost every exchange that makes their matches that extra bit special for me. Every Steamboat transition either comes about through Flair's arrogance or Steamboat's tenacity and hardwork, and Flair manages to find a great balance between blatant short-cuts and just plain good wrestling to put over his talent.
Windham/Flair as a series isn't really that far behind though, and in many ways I can see the arguement for Windham being an even better babyface foil for Flair. He brought the speed and power as well as the immense young potential that created this beautiful story between the young phenom and the grizzled veteran looking to outsmart the potentially more talented foe.
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