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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Yeah its one of the finest matches of the year, which says a lot because the best matches this year have been truly special. The sort of match which demonstrates what Show brings to the table as a worker. Sometimes his slow and methodical style can be divisive but it really complimented Sheamus' underdog performance perfectly. Everytime Sheamus would get a bit of offence he'd be tossed out of the ring or beaten down and would have to find another way to mount a comeback. Build throughout the middle into the finishing stretch with the pace quickening as Sheamus begins to find an in-road was super and the finishing stretch with both finishers being kicked out of was majestic, the 1st KO punch especially as the Brogue kick kickout was sort of a giveaway afterwards. Finish as you mentioned is terrific and timed to absolute perfection.
Makes me think how good Sheamus vs Henry could be if Henry is given a renewed push when he hopefully comes back. I wouldn't him being a badass babyface for a while but I'm hoping he gets a heel run again in the near future because he's too damn good as the monster heel for a good/great babyface to work off of.
Personally speaking I'd probably have it top 5 for the year. Only Lesnar/Cena stands out as a match I'd certainly rank ahead of it. Punk/Bryan OTL and Bryan/Sheamus ER are two matches I could definitely see a case for as being better than Show/Sheamus, but they're very different matches and I'd have to rewatch all 3 to be sure. Punk/Henry 4/2 is an excellent match based on an almost similar formula, only Show/Sheamus has a definitive end even if I'm a big fan of how they worked a non decisive finish in a creative and smart way instead of using a cheap tactic. Punk/Cena NOC again I could see a case for, especially because its such a great take on the MITB match between them with the roles reversed and the story calling for Punk to control the match and find a way to put away Cena. On first watch I think I took to Sheamus/Show a bit more, especially for how they worked the finishing stretch.
Last edited by WOOLCOCK; 12-14-2012 at 05:14 PM.