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Here's a little run-down of my favourite feud of ALL TIME:

UNDERTAKER VS. MANKIND

King Of The Ring June 1996 - Singles Match - ****
Summerslam August 1996 - Boiler Room Brawl - ***
In Your House Buried Alive October 1996 - Buried Alive Match - ***
Survivor Series November 1996 - Singles Match - **
In Your House Revenge Of The Taker April 1997 - WWF Title Match - ***1/2
King Of The Ring June 1998 - Hell In A Cell - *****
Monday Night Raw September 1998 - No Holds Barred - ***

1996 was just an absolute triumph for Mick Foley. Only letdown being the Survivor Series match at MSG which gave off the indication that the people had seen everything they wanted to see of this feud. I remember seeing this on Sky Sports at the time, and they only showed about five minutes of the match! Unbelievable.

The match at 'Revenge Of The Taker' is an underrated gem. The Boiler Room Brawl is one of the more talked about matches and is an excellent match, but was hampered by not having commentary during the brawl in the boiler room itself, and it dragged on for way too long.

Hell In A Cell is undoubtedly the daddy here, and has it's critics who mainly cite it as a fall from a cell and nothing else. They couldn't be more wrong. From Taker throwing Foley off the cell, to the way he climbs the cage with that sick grin to then being chokeslammed THROUGH the cage, complete with astonishing calls from Jim Ross. Then Terry Funk gets attacked. Foley and Taker continue to battle despite their injuries (Taker had a broken bone in his foot), and the end sequences with the thumb tacks are truly unforgettable.
I fucking love their series together. Awesome feud and awesome matches. Ill ust do their ppV matches cos I don't remeber their tv ones as well:

King Of The Ring June 1996 - Singles Match - ****
Summerslam August 1996 - Boiler Room Brawl - * (fuck this dull piece of shit)
In Your House Buried Alive October 1996 - Buried Alive Match - ***3/4
Survivor Series November 1996 - Singles Match - ***1/2 (watched this about a week ago for the first time in years, didn't even remember that it had happened untll someone here told me it did and i didn't remember it so i looked it up and i watched it and reveiwed it but i don t know if i posted the reviewe here or not i do that sometiems)
In Your House Revenge Of The Taker April 1997 - WWF Title Match - ****1/4 (their best match and my personal fav)
King Of The Ring June 1998 - Hell In A Cell - ****1/4
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Summerslam Main Event Ratings (that I've seen):

97- Taker/Bret- ****1/4
98- Taker/Austin- ***1/2
99- Austin/HHH/Foley- (Need to re-watch)
00- Rock/Angle/HHH- ***
01- Rock/Booker T- (Need to re-watch)
02- Lesnar/Rock- ****
03- Elimination Chamber II- **1/2
04- Orton/Benoit- ****
05- Hogan/HBK- ***1/2
06- Edge/Cena- ***1/4
07-Orton/Cena- ****
08- Taker/Edge- ****3/4
09- Punk/Jeff- ****1/4-****1/2
10- Team WWE vs. Team Nexus- ***1/2
11- Punk/Cena- ****
12- Lesnar/HHH- ***

So in order:

1) Taker/Edge
2) Punk/Hardy
3) Taker/Bret
4) Lesnar/Rock
5) Orton/Benoit
6) Orton/Cena
7) Punk/Cena
8) Team WWE vs. Team Nexus
9) Hogan/HBK
10) Taker/Austin
11) Edge/Cena
12) Lesnar/HHH
13) Rock/Angle/HHH
14) Elimination Chamber II

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Finally checked out Daniel Bryan vs CM Punk MITB. Very rich story telling ★ ★ ★ ★

Upon first watch it was still too much about AJ but it was pretty damn physical and the crowd was into it. The pacing was kinda slow and it dragged in parts. Maybe I'll give it a second watch soon.

I prefer their OTL match more and I also like Jericho/Punk from Extreme Rules more as well.
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Ugh Bryan/Punk at MITB was really poor, just kendo stick shots and then a suplex through a table, done.

** at last watch OTL is still ***** and MOTY to me.


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Smackdown 20/1/2006:

Bobby Lashley vs JBL - ★¾
- Nothing much to see here. They wrestle for a few minutes and the action is alright. Then the Boogeyman and his pyro smoke takes over the whole arena to the point barely anything can be seen and Lashley comes back after taking a Clothesline to finish JBL off with the Dominator. Also glad that stupid thing on Jillian's face is no longer there anymore. At least something to thank the Boogeyman for!

Finlay vs Matt Hardy - ★★★
- Finlay's debut! He's pretty fun to watch and I also like his selling. His "I love to fight" character is emphasized with the DQ finish where he refuses to let go off Hardy on the ropes.

The Gymini vs Brian Kendrick & Paul London - ★★
- Another win for the former but nowhere near as entertaining as the non-match squash they did of Londrick two weeks earlier. That shit had me in tears!

Mark Henry vs Rey Mysterio - ★★★¼
- Rey just works so well in these type of David/Goliath kind of match-ups and this one is no different. He plays the underdog role to perfection by finding any way to gain the upper-hand while Mizark sells for him fine and also does a great job as the monster heel that can easily get the upper-hand back whenever he works from down under. Excellent finish when Mark roles over with Rey in his hands and turns the pin into a WSM for the victory.

Randy Orton vs Orlando Jordan - ★★★¼
- Benoit is not the only guy to have a decent match with Orlando. Orton manages to do the same here. Just something about Orton's style here that I love. He knows how to do it in the ring and his matches are worked very smartly. I could do with less time spent in restholds but that's not big issue to me. I also loved the part where he argues with the ref when his pin is broken up when Orlando touches the rope with his foot but doesn't quite get there. "WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?" I thought it was unnecessary that Booker interfered, though. Orton could have won this clean without a problem since Orlando was a joke at this point and no one could have really taken him seriously. Hell, I can't even buy into him as the face in here.

Kurt Angle vs Daivari - ★
- Not much of a match. Very little ring action and most of it is spent on concentrating on the Mark Henry/Angle feud as he walks to ringside and Melina jumps on Angle to make it a DQ. Didn't expect DAT SWERVE in the end when Daivari became Henry's manager, though.

Another solid week of Smackdown with some enjoyable ring action. I'm guaranteed to enjoy the week after because of the NHB match between Benoit and Orton, so that's something to look forward to. Then it's on to the Rumble!
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I can understand the hate for Lesnar-HHH if you aren't a fan of either guy, but both are in my top 3 favorites of all time so I'm ridiculously biased even though I see a ton of the things in the match as pure gold, mainly the kick ass inclusion of Trips finding and exploiting a real life weakness of Brock and dissecting the weakness in true "Cerebral Assassin" fashion. It was nice to see Trips in one of his probably LAST true main event matches (as in, the last match on the card), and to have his last two main events be against the guy who keeps me watching in Punk and my third all time favorite is amazing to me.

Don't understand the hate for Cena-Punk from Summerslam 2011 though, that match is undisputably awesome on just about every single conceive-able level. **** 1/2 all the way from me and the greatest Summerslam main event of all time in my book. I'd actually go out on a limb and say I prefer Summerslam 2011 to Money in the Bank 2011 SANS opener and main event. Everything in between belongs to Summerslam... Sheamus-Henry, Bryan-Barrett, Orton-Christian = AWESOME.





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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread

Cena/Punk MITB - *****
Cena/Punk SS - ****1/2
Cena/Punk RAW 8/11 - ****
Cena/Punk NOC - ****1/4

Perfect chemistry. Haters gonna hate.






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Yeah. I wasn't a huge fan of the one Punk/Cena match I watched so I never bothered with any of the others. I probably will someday. I put MITB at ***1/2. It was good but not epic. I've just never been a big Cena fan. Same with Cena/Lesnar which I have at <***. Just not my cup of tea. Didn't enjoy it.
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Exact same ratings as Wrestlinfan35. The best chemistry between two full time performers today, and if they continue to excel will probably go down as one of the best in-ring pairings ever in my book. Their chemistry is kind of hard to explain, but they were made for each other.

Cena-Brock from Extreme Rules on the other hand, is another one of those matches that only comes along once in a lifetime. Seriously, I haven't seen a match quite like that one in my life, and I honestly don't think I ever will. It took the natural presence and skill of a Brock Lesnar to make JOHN CENA garner sympathy from a CHICAGO crowd of all places. That match along with Cena-Punk from MITB are the two best matches of Cena's career BY FAR IMO.... I'd comfortably put them both in my top 10 WWF/WWE matches ever (insane, I know).





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There is something about Cena/Brock that I don't like. I understand that it has a real fight feel to it and how Lesnar was the legitimate fighter while Cena was the underdog sports entertainer, but that finish really, really hurts. It's a typical super-Cena esque finish and is pretty weak compared to the beating Lesnar gave him throughout the match.

Still a great match and a top 10 match for 2012.

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