Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Survivor Series 2005 (updated ratings)
Booker T/Chris Benoit - ***1/4
Triple H/Ric Flair - ****1/4
John Cena/Kurt Angle - **3/4
Team Smackdown/Team Raw - ****
*The opener is just decent and an example of the chemistry Booker and Benoit have.
*On a second watch, the LMS was even better than the first time. Not quite as good as TT but that's not a bad thing. I also forgot that Naitch got up from not one, not two but THREE Pedigrees!
*WWE Championship match was way too overbooked with all the shenanigans and ref bumps. And unlike Austin/Angle from SummerSlam 01, this one came off extremely forced in making Cena look dominant and getting heat on Angle for acting like a bitch since fans started turning on Cena around this point.
*Main event was absolutely awesome although not as good as I remember the first time. Also didn't buy into HBK's "underdog" act as the lone Raw performer left against 3 in the end. Didn't help that I was rooting for Smackdown the whole way through. Also JBL could have been an awesome face.
*Undertaker's return was awesome and while reading another board from when the PPV took place, there's a comment saying Taker with the beard looks like a cross between Benoit and Randy Savage. On a closer look, I kinda see the Benoit comparison with the full beard.