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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
@ Joe: Del Rio 'turned' at TLC when 3MB started insulting the spanish announce team. Ricardo came out to sort of play peace-maker, 3MB threatened to rough him up and Del Rio ran down, layed them out and teamed with Miz for an impromptu 6 man tag later in the night. Brooklyn Brawler was their partner.
In typical WWE fashion though, he ran over Santa on the Christmas Eve addition of RAW and had a Miracle on 34th Street Fight with Cena where he was made out to be evil for nearly killing Santa. After that though, Show picked Ricardo as an opponent when Booker allowed him to handpick his opponent for a title match and that basically kickstarted the feud with Del Rio protecting Ricardo.
Agreed on Cena/Umaga, albeit not quite as high. Excellent match, the proof that Cena can play an engaging and heroic babyface and arguably the best partner he had working against minus Lesnar in terms of mercilessly beating him as well as being agile enough to bump well and put over Cena's comeback. Cena getting crushed by the samoan drop as he teases a comeback forever remains a brilliant yet brutal visual.
@ Saint Dick. Yup, amazing how Del Rio in one week now has me interested in his work. He was never 'bad' as a heel, but just couldn't make the logical armwork and nice bumps mean much in the grand scheme of things. He's certainly got the offence, emotive selling, facial expressions, sense of structure and timing and bumping ability however to shine as a babyface and let the heel worker worry about making his part of the match more engaging and impactful.
EDIT: I prefer Henry as far as monster heels go, but Show really is underrated. Sadly he's now in an age where his work which plays to the strength of a giant isn't as visually appealing as quicker and more energetic workers and he cops more stick than he should. I appreciate a more slow and organic style of wrestling isn't to everyone, but his best work demonstrates his value.
He also needs more respect for some of the bumps he's willing to take not only for his size, but also at his age and value to the company where he could easily wrestle a relaxed style and not bump as much as he does. Flip bumps off of Bryan's dropkicks as well as the nutty electric chair bump in the Sheamus match deserve more recognition in terms of 'going the extra mile' than I've seen.
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