TLC match from last night holds up at ****1/2 on second viewing and second best match of the year. Fucking awesome brawl with awesome spots that set up nicely. Ryback through the announce table. Rollins through the 4 tables at the end (well... he only went through two unfortunately for him). The barricade spot was awesome. Ambrose's face off the suplex from Ryback to the ladder is GOAT worthy.
The superplex off the table on the top rope to Bryan was sick. Ryback looked like a beast walking back to the ring right at the end, and it have the vibe that Ambrose and Reins needed to finish Bryan off right then and there or they'd get fucked up. Had me on the edge of my seat on both viewings. The Shield has a classic match as their debut... fuck, it makes me want to see more of them. And Ryback of course adds this match to his resume as his best match to date... and chances are it may be the best match of his career. Bryan adds another classic to his resume and this may be Kane's best match as well come to think of it.
While I do think Punk/Bryan is the overall MOTY, this 6-man tag is probably the most fun match I've watched since... well... since... I'm not honestly sure. I'd have to think about it. Haven't really seen anyone say anything bad about the match either (although I'm sure there are those people out there).
I do want to re-watch the Cena/Ziggler ladder match tonight of tomorrow. Ended up falling asleep as Sheamus/Show was going on. Poor Sheamus/Show. That match suffers from poor placement. I just didn't find it that good following the TLC match, and I was too exhausted to give a damn after that.
Ratings for TLC (matches up until and including the TLC match are second viewing, except Cesaro/Truth, and the rest of the matches I still have to give a proper re-watch)
Rhodes Scholars vs. Mysterio/Cara (Tables) - ***
Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. R-Truth - **1/2
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Wade Barrett - ***
The Shield vs. Ryback & Team Hell No (TLC) - ****1/2
Big Show (c) vs. Sheamus (Chairs) - **3/4
The Miz, Alberto Del Rio & Brooklyn Brawler vs. 3MB - *
Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena (Ladder) - ****