Originally Posted by MachoMadness1988
Agree to disagree I guess about Hogan/Warrior. I just never liked either one of them as far as what they did in the ring. It was like oh lets play mercy for a few minutes, let me fake an injury outside of the ring for a few minutes, let me put the sleeper on you, lets both do our finishers, etc.
What's wrong with that? "oh let's do this and that and then hit our finishers" is pretty much every WWE mian event match. I get not liking the match, but it seems like you're talking about parts of the match instead of negative parts about it.
Austin's punches. FUCK Austin's punches. He has this terrible flimsy babyface flurry of punches that look weaker than just about anything. There's one punch in the Angle SummerSlam match though, looked tremendous liked he actually decked Angle straight in the face. I re-wound it a bit beccause it looked so awesome.
Funk....I guess i shouldn't commnt on his peak (whenever that is) since it's been a while since I've watched it, but I don't remember Funk working a finishing stretch as well as some guys. Again. been a while, so that's probably horseshit.
Benoit tried to hard sometimes. Sounds silly to "try too hard," but look at 2002-2003 Benoit compared to 1995-1996 Benoit and it's a different animal. 02-03 is extremely favourable with a lot of people, but I'm not one of them. Worked like a smarter Kurt Angle, and a smarter Kurt Angle is still a Kurt Angle. And a Kurt Angle is a wretler who I don't care for, even if, again, his stuff is extremely favourable with a lot of people. Chris got back on track by mid-04 at least, thoguh. And by "back on track" I mean "a style that I actually really like."
Lawler might have needed more offense, but at the same time...he really didn't. He probably comes off as a little one-sided; it's a little odd that he starts the match with punches and then they just start to work after he's been beaten down, but he's so excellent at that that it doesn't matter.
Flair remained too "the same," I think. He goes bat-shit insane old man in 2004, but he probably should have done that by 95 (which he did in promos, anyway). The "all Flair matches are the same argument" should be dead, but the Flair of the late 90s needed a change from working as "The Man."