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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara v Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow
-- Pretty good opener. I hate that stupid armdrag Sin Cara does but he wasn't bad in this and actually sold his leg well. Haven't seen a tornado tag in the 'E in a long time so this had an element of freshness to it. The finish was great.
Antonio Cesaro v R-Truth
-- What the fuck were the commentators talking about? Truth shaking off head-rams to the turnbuckles like a crazy person was fun. I guess this was decent? I don't really know. Couldn't focus.
Kofi Kingston v Wade Barrett
-- Don't care about either guy and I swear they've wrestled each other like a million times so I had no interest in this but it was better than I expected. Kofi diving back into the ring and immediately following it up with a suicide dive back to the outside was a nice show of athleticism and a cool sequence. Barrett hit a gnarly backbreaker at one point. Fine match.
Daniel Bryan, Kane & Ryback v The Shield
-- WOW! This was awesome. Like majorly awesome. I'm trying to remember all the things I liked about it but I know I'm forgetting some because of how much awesomeness happened. The teamwork and character work from The Shield raised this to a level above almost all WWE spotfests. Ambrose was the king of the planet here. Seriously, he looked like a complete star. His facial after the double suplex onto the ladder by Ryback was one of the greatest things I've ever seen. Speaking of Ryback, he came out of this looking great as well. Bryan's shine segment was great. The way The Shield took out and BURIED Kane was great. Loved the chaotic feel to it. I wouldn't hesitate to call this a borderline classic. It truly stood out as chaotic and violent within the realm of WWE.
Eve v Naomi
-- Nothing match to give the crowd a breather after TLC. Naomi tried to do some stuff. Eve is great.
Big Show v Sheamus
-- The weakest of their PPV matches but still solid. Show kicking the chair out of Sheamus' hand and the ring the first time he tried to introduce it was neat. I also like the short knee strike Show's been using. The nearfalls were good as has been the case throughout their series. Match was a tad plodding at times and didn't hit the heights their previous finishing stretches did so yeah, it's a notch below HiaC and SSeries but good nonetheless.
Alberto Del Rio, The Miz & Brooklyn Brawler v 3MB
-- Skipped it. Del Rio's a face now? I'll give that a chance I guess.
Dolph Ziggler v John Cena
-- Really good main event. They worked a smarter, less spot-based ladder match and it was great for the most part, then they seemed to kind of stall until the Vickie/AJ interference and that killed a lot of the momentum they had built up. Hated Cena setting up a table instead of trying to climb a ladder after hitting Dolph with the steel steps early on. Made no sense whatsover and King alluded to that on commentary. Sleeper hold table spot was fairly obvious but still a good spot to use. Cena lifting the ladder with Dolph on it was a dope visual and Cena's rana, despite not coming off perfectly, was cool to see. Marked out a bit for AJ turning on Cena + Ziggler's superkick. All in all I thought this was really good but certain elements kept it from being GREAT. The good certainly outweighed the bad for me though.