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
Should point out it wasn't a fameasser. Was his original NXT finisher which is basically a curb stomp in mid air. EDIT: HailSabin with the ninja like posting beating me to it. Didn't see that coming tbhayley.
As for the TLC 6 man, it feels like a top 10 match of the year. Would need to rewatch some stuff to see where I'd finally rank it. They worked it smarter and more violent which I liked and as Cal said the majority of the sports came off as opportunistic and not overly staged. Choreographed spots only become a major issue when there's multiple ones in a match and therefore the time spent to setup each spot takes away from the flow of the match. Both major bumps were timed well and the Rollins bump especially played perfectly into the finish.
Something regarding Ambrose's performance that no-one has mentioned. His facial expression whilst trapped in the No Lock was incredible. Looked like his face turned purple and you could visibly see the denial in his face that he would not give up. I also adored him breaking out the Necro Butcher bodyslam/chair combo as well as the lunatic bump off the Chokeslam through a chair. Holy jesus.
I appreciated them trying to make Ziggler/Cena more smarter and working it more as a showcase of Dolph countering Cena's attempts, but it still felt plodding and lacking in a proper pace. Also thought the inclusion of tables in particular seemed a bit random and felt closer to a TLC match than a Ladder match. Sheamus/Morrison was a far better 'smarter' ladder match with the workover and use of the ladder being more coherent and developing a story and Morrison's comebacks being superbly timed.
Oh, yeah it was just the Blackout spot. I was like "wtf did he try a fameasser?!? Did I miss this???" Got it, now. Yeah, that was sick.
When I first caught it I thought he was channeling his inner BILLY GUNN. Watching it again it actually looks fucking nasty though. Was more focused on what I believed was his thigh smacking off the chair.
Not looking forward to a DOLPH world title run tbh. Still pretty meh on him despite recent character improvements. Think there is more they can do with Show and hope they keep it on him rather than give it to DOLPH.
I'll check Raw out in the morning and plan to watch the TLC match sometime this week. Looking forward to it with all this hype.