Just watched Angle/Taker from NWO 2006 for the first time in a year or so. I give it ****1/4. Good match. They both worked on eachothers leg in the beginning, which is fine, only for it go nowhere. I'm okay with that in Iron Man matches, since there is so much time to fill, but not in a regular match like this. Also was pretty surprised how dead the crowd was for the majority of the match. Only time they got loud was when they broke the announce table, and the finish sequence. Outside of that, pretty dead crowd. This was 2006, though, and it was a rather dull year for WWE. Anyways, still a good solid match. But I thought I remembered it being better. Oh well. ****1/4
Been watching alot of WWE stuff, so I changed it up alittle bit and put in the CM Punk, Summer of Punk DVD and watched the opening match, which was Punk winning the title vs Austin Aries on 6/18/05. GREAT match. They both worked their fucking ass off in this one and it showed. The crowd was on Punk's side in a huge way. Mid-way through the match, the heat picked up big time for Aries. Booing every little move he got off, from big moves to freakin' punches. I absolutely loved this match. Of course, Punk won the title and his awesome promo afterwards making fun of the fans for him fooling them was great and kicked off the "Summer of Punk." Highly recommended. ****1/2
God, I love wrestling. Today is 12/7 and keeping up with my "15 years ago today.." kick I've been on this year (being 1997, best year in wrestling IMO), I'll be watching HBK/Shamrock later tonight at D-Generation-X PPV, which was 15 years ago tonight. Not a great one by any stretch, but decent, and was Owen's first TV appearance since the Screwjob. Watching that one later tonight, might make a small review of it later.
Note: Tried to watch Smackdown, but it's so freaking brutal and kid-ish, with it's piped in noise, I decided to watch some other stuff. Wrestling on DVD/Blu Ray is so much better than 2012