When you look at this year , there are three Match of the Year contenders that stand out away from the rest of the crowd :
- The Undertaker vs Triple H : Wrestlemania XXVIII
- Brock Lesnar vs John Cena : Extreme Rules 2012
- CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan : Over the Limit 2012
Now, when you look at which one of these will be the UNIVERSAL MOTY 10 years from now, we have to compare their universal ratings. Taker-HHH gets a TON of MOTY consideration, though there are a few guys out there who I've seen rate the match @ less than **** (absurd IMO). Lesnar-Cena (my current MOTY , pre-rewatching all MOTY contenders) has a VERY mixed reaction due to the nature of the match and ESPECIALLY the finish. I don't rate booking implications into my match ratings, so fuck it.
That leaves Punk-Bryan from OTL as the last candidate. Now, I don't know about you guys but I haven't seen a SINGLE review for this match under **** 1/4
. I've seen some give it the full five, and a vast majority give it **** 3/4+
(which I give it at the moment), so that leads me to believe that it's the universal MOTY for 2012, despite only being my personal #2.
Personally, when it comes to MOTY I pick Cena-Lesnar, but I don't think you can go wrong with Punk-Jericho (WM) , Punk-Bryan (OTL), Taker-HHH (WM) , Bryan-Sheamus (ER) or HHH-Lesnar (SS) . It's all subjective. Fuck, we should do a threadwide MOTY list where on DEC 31st we all give out top 10 matches of the year to determine what this thread considers to be the top 10 matches of the year.
I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA... We could do the same for individual wrestlers as well