Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Alberto Del Rio vs. The Big Show
World Heavyweight Championship - Last Man Standing
Friday Night Smackdown - 1/11/13
A marvellous match, I must say. A great babyface performance from Del Rio, as well as the usual great monster heel schtick shown by The Big Show, both of which surrounded by an innovative and believably structure match makes this a legit TV MOTYC already. No by no means is this the perfect Last Man Standing match, and I doubt we'll see another (the one I'm talking about is HHH/Jericho). I adored the moment where Del Rio rolled out of the ring and on to his feet, even though he was completely out of it, but it still broke the count, and Show's reaction made it all that bit better. Speaking of which, Show's reactions to anything that doesn't go his way are amazing. Fuck, is it beyond reason to call him the GOAT big man? I dunno, but it'd be interesting to see people's lists of the best big men (say 325+ pounds? I dunno.) But yeah, Del Rio was on point with striking, and his work on the arm was nice and surprisingly works just as well when he's a face as it does when he's a heel. The finish was great, and JBL really put it over which was a bonus. Also, Ricardo's reaction and his announcement of ADR's name as the winner really put over their friendship, which is something that could get both men over crazily - How they're both so loyal to one another, even best friends, despite the fact that RR is on ADR's pay roll. I see Ricardo being a very interesting catalyst in Del Rio's future feuds.
Anyway - A top notch match which not only proved why Show is one of, if not THE, best big men ever, but it also has won me over as a face Del Rio fan. I'm hoping we don't see Ziggles cash in too soon, because I think this Del Rio and Big Show feud has some legs. Del Rio vs. Ziggler vs. Ryback at Wrestlemania maybe? I don't know. But for the moment, I'm going to enjoy this ADR title run and if this match is anything to go by, then it will definitely be a lot of fun.