So the HIAC is now **** but an extra * is added because of commentary?
The match is 20 minutes long, I reckon only 10 of which was actual brawling/wrestling. Yes two sick bumps were epic and it's one of the most if not the most memorable match of all time. To give it the full ***** is silly though.
I think it's best to not rate the Mankind/Taker HIAC at all. A rating will never do what the match represents justice. Mick Foley put his life was on the line that night. Taker took a chance too going into it with a broken foot. This match was on another level from any match that you just rate. There are probably a ton of Raw matches better than this match but this match shouldn't be looked at from that perspective imo. Same with Hogan/Andre WM3 and to a certain extent Hart/Michaels SS97. HIAC was a memorable WWE moment that will have images and video for the ages. It made Mick Foley a legend.
Clique is right, its unrateable. Its place in history cannot be denied, but honestly, i dont feel comfortable calling it a match. I respect the hell out of mick, but he shouldnt have done it or the match with Rock at the Rumble