Dolph Ziggler Vs Sheamus - Main Event 09/01/2013 - ***3/4
They do build up videos and shit before the match as usual. Then promos. Big E talks. He's terrible. AJ quoted something he said on twitter a couple of days ago and replied with "this is why we don't let you talk" . Sums up his promo here.
BATTERING RAM COUNTERED INTO AN X-FACTOR. FUCK YES. GOAT MATCH.
Cool spot . Really good match here. Dolph's control wasn't THAT different from the Cena match, but I was into it a lot more. Sheamus' comeback was real nice, and then they spent a good while at the end going back and forth without going into a full on finishing stretch which I liked. Why these two only got ONE PPV match last year boggles my mind, especially when Ziggler was just filling in for Del Rio who had like 6 PPV matches with Sheamus. These two have pretty awesome chemistry. And yet apparently we're getting Orton/Sheamus next instead. Urgh.
I've seen people complain about Ziggler "wasting" moves like the superkick and shit in his match with Cena as they only ended up as near falls. Here he busts out shit like the X-Factor counter, a top rope DDP and some other shit so he doesn't "waste" his bigger moves. He goes for a couple of them but Sheamus dodges every time, before finally decking Dolph with a Brougue Kick that sends Ziggler out of the ring for a countout loss. Definitely the current MOTY. A step up from the Cena match on Raw, and a step up from the TLC match too. Just a great contest.
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Damn, that match sounds legit. Gonna give it a watch. Like Cesaro's feats of strength that seem to "WOW" me at least once per match, it seems Ziggler pulls out some crazy shit of his own each match to elicit the same reaction.