Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Just watched the "End of an Era" Cell match at Mania.... I don't know how you guys exactly feel about it on multiple watches, but it hasn't held up as well.... AT ALL. What I once perceived to be "the best storytelling I've seen in a long time" looks like a TON of pretentiousness. It's fucking brutal as hell and the atmosphere SCREAMS epic, but I just don't know about this one. WWE will tell you that this is the match of the year for years to come, but I just don't see it at all. More of an "experience" than a match really. Don't get me wrong, the match is still awesome because of a TON of circumstances (brutality, GOOD storytelling though a little pretentious and over the top, big time atmosphere) , and I'd throw **** 1/4 at it , but for the people throwing the full five at it? C'mon man..
Watching Punk-Jericho @ WM now to see how the two compare. I know that the live crowd OVERWHELMINGLY loves the end of an era more (because like I said, it's almost an experience that was MEANT for the live crowd), but there's a large smattering of people who love the Punk-Jericho encounter alot more. Let's just see what I think about this....
"He's not the biggest. He was never the strongest. He was never the fastest. He was overlooked. He went in the sixth round. So with that being said, all of the intangibles that a quarterback is supposed to have, they overlooked it with him because it was burning from inside of him" - Ray Lewis on Tom Brady