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post #14251 of 20566 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 02:03 PM
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WWE SmackDown 1/11/2013
LAST MAN STANDING for the World Heavyweight Championship: The Big Show (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio

Had no idea Del Rio turned face. How and why it happened, lol? I guess it was not long time ago, because he didn't get big reactions and pops in this match. Anyway, this was really good, the best LMS in WWE since Cena/Edge. I appreciated pacing and structure the most. Can't believe there are still people who connect physical properties with storytelling abilities, because the Big Show has always been one of the most underappreciated ring generals out there. Given normal and no-bullshit circumstances, he can go. He was the star of the match by setting his own pace, and he was great in doing so. Del Rio was good, he did the basic babyface stuff. The ending was very fine.
Rating: ***3/4


WWE Royal Rumble 2007
LAST MAN STANDING for the WWE Championship: John Cena (c) vs. Umaga

Holy teenage daughter of MOSES! Watched this match only once, back in 2008, but I was heavily drunk and high, therefore I was remembering this only vaguely. Now, 5 years later, this felt...beautiful. Amazing LMS. Once again, a monster heel made a LMS match. Damn, Umaga was brilliant here. Fantastic performance. He was destroying Cena and lurking around like a predator. What the fuck happened to his push? Too bad he'll only be remembered as just another Randomer to Cena's "Superman's Chronicles" collection. Cena was great too. Gotta give some credit, where credit is due. This was not just another heroic babyface performance, this was where he stepped the fuck up, and gave us the serious Match of the Decade contender, as far as WWE goes. Excellent match, with great and brutal spots, and captivating storytelling.
Rating: *****

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Yeah, Del Rio/Show definitely has me warming to ADR as a babyface worker already. Ricardo is greatness.

Show is a top 10 worker in the company, no doubt about it. Wouldn't argue with people having him in their top 5 either.

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@ 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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Yeah, I must agree that I'm much higher on Del Rio in his short time as a face than I ever was when he was a heel. Ricardo helps, too.





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Was his series with Hunter good? Not sure I've seen them all.
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The Cyber Sunday street fight was good from what I remember.





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Youmanga.

Was his series with Hunter good? Not sure I've seen them all.
Their street fight was good.
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[WWE Royal Rumble 2007
LAST MAN STANDING for the WWE Championship: John Cena (c) vs. Umaga

Holy teenage daughter of MOSES! Watched this match only once, back in 2008, but I was heavily drunk and high, therefore I was remembering this only vaguely. Now, 5 years later, this felt...beautiful. Amazing LMS. Once again, a monster heel made a LMS match. Damn, Umaga was brilliant here. Fantastic performance. He was destroying Cena and lurking around like a predator. What the fuck happened to his push? Too bad he'll only be remembered as just another Randomer to Cena's "Superman's Chronicles" collection. Cena was great too. Gotta give some credit, where credit is due. This was not just another heroic babyface performance, this was where he stepped the fuck up, and gave us the serious Match of the Decade contender, as far as WWE goes. Excellent match, with great and brutal spots, and captivating storytelling.
Rating: *****
Absolutely love this match. ****3/4 for me.
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Cena/Umaga is fantastic. Right up there with HHH/Jericho as the best last man standing match in company history.
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Cena/Umaga is just story telling at its best!

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