Originally Posted by Jack Evans 187
If that match turns out better than NRC/Resilience, I'll shit myself. BOLD statement, Clark!
I seconded it. Which means he's correct.
It had the advantage of not feeling a bit too long. Which is the only flaw I saw from the NRC/Resilience street fight.
Part of that is because some times when babyfaces are constantly boo'd like that the company turns them heel to progress with the reactions the fans have of the character at that point. Curt Hennig in the late 80s (AWA), Bret in 97, Shawn in 97, Rocky Maivia in 98, etc. WWE decided to run with what they were going for with Cena and withstood the reactions from a segment of their audience. It is a unique dynamic for Cena at this point as Hayley pointed out. His connection or relationship with the WWE Universe a part of his character now in a way.
Hogan in late '95 - early '96 is usually my first example when I bring up that point. But Bret & Rock were brilliant moves. They were hated so they went heel and refreshed/revamped their character completely. I don't think Cena needs it as much as the other did, but a heel turn would be awesome just b/c of how surreal it would be to see main event Cena a heel.
Originally Posted by Brye
As much of an ERICK STEVENS mark as I was then, I completely agree. Aries' selling in that match owned hard though.
I need to give the SD MITB and Punk/Bryan a watch from that show. I saw it when it happened but I've yet to give either a second watch since I accidentally deleted it off the DVR.
STEVENS~! Yeah, it's an awesome mess of a match. (mess is a compliment..haha) I loved the NRC. Teaming them up with Sydal aka BOURNE was boss. Delirious is the man too. I just have to point out, considering the thread, that everyone needs to watch it just to see Evan Bourne compete in a street fight haha. Certainly isn't something he's done very much. Only that match and Steel Cage Warfare back in 2005, tbhayley.
Go for it. I bought MITB asap when it was released. Such a fun show. I'm a mark of that PPV franchise. It always delivers.