Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Just finished watching the 2004 edition of the Royal Rumble and DAMN..........That Hunter/HBK LMS is so overrated by some, honestly. When I'm done reviewing a PPV I usually look it up and compare my ratings to a few various other sources, and I saw a ton of positive feedback from the WHC match and I have no idea why. It's not a BAD match.... But yeah...
Royal Rumble 2004
The Dudley Boyz vs Ric Flair/Batista : ˝*
Eddie Guerrero vs Chavo Guerrero : ***
Rey Mysterio vs Jamie Noble : **
Brock Lesnar vs Hardcore Holly : **
Triple H vs Shawn Michaels (Last Man Standing) : ** 3/4
Royal Rumble Match : **** 1/4
WHY DID THEY GIVE LESNAR BOB HOLLY TO WORK WITH. That move was so fucking stupid I swear to god. If they had to give Mysterio-Noble 10 minutes it would have kicked ass (but they NEEDED a third of the damn PPV for HHH-HBK, right?) and took names because it was awesome for the very miniscule amount of time that it lasted. Guerrero X2 is probably like the best Chavo match I've ever seen (hate that little fucker, seems to drag the life out of literally every single match that I've ever seen him in) due to Eddie's pure machismo out there.
THAT FUCKING OPENER. What a terrible match, the only thing that saves it from being a complete and utter DUD is the GOAT's attempt to save it. Flair is god, we should all worship Flair instead of this Jesus Christ character, you are all subjects to him and his saggy man-titties. GOATS GONNA GOAT BABY! Anyways............. Terrible, terrible match and easily one of the worst opening matches to a PPV that I have EVER seen.
Rumble was one of the best. This was BENOIT'S time to shine out there and he did it to fucking perfection. The fact that he wasn't spotlighted the entire night despite beating Flair's ironman record blows my mind to this day.... How did they pull such smart booking off (IT'S THE WWE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE FFS!) ? Orton was also awesome in this, and the moment with Foley was my personal highlight. Before the Foley greatness, Orton was shining in particular whenever he locked up with perhaps his greatest opponent ever, the Rabid Wolverine. Big Show's performance was great, Cena's performance was okay, and Angle's performance was.... VERY ANGLE-ISH (take that in whatever way you may........ SUPERKURT). GREAT, GREAT Match , doesn't come close to the 92 rumble but then again I don't think much does.
This PPV is a mixed bag. I say that because of this ; Avoid everything besides the Rumble. Nothing is really worth going out of your way to see besides that, and even though Eddie-Chavo is pretty good you must stay away due to a certain shittyness that I like to call the "Chavo Factor". The Rumble is awesome, watch it online if necessary but I'm sure the DVD can suffice. Since the Rumble is basically half the show and it IS awesome, I can't fail the show as a whole. GOOD.
"He's not the biggest. He was never the strongest. He was never the fastest. He was overlooked. He went in the sixth round. So with that being said, all of the intangibles that a quarterback is supposed to have, they overlooked it with him because it was burning from inside of him" - Ray Lewis on Tom Brady