Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
People still not getting the idea of subjectivity bemuses me.
Angle is bad more times than he's good for me because his selling is shoddy, his matches lack a clear story, structure or sense of pacing, very little in the way of build occurs in his matches and his matches post 2003 (with a few exceptions) generally feel comprised of lazy transitions, nearfalls and kickouts which aren't built to or sold extensively and essentially all style with little substance. That being said, I don't begrudge anyone for getting caught up in the pace and style of his matches and totally see why what irritates me is what draws others in. I mean christ I adore Finlay, Jim Duggan, Jerry Lawler, Bill Dundee & Dick Murdoch but I would understand if people didn't get sucked into their best matches because the pace generally is more refined and the action is basic with more thought going into storytelling, character work and pacing. I would disagree if people thought some of their best matches weren't good, but as long as the person explained their reason I could at least understand what specifically bothered them. People who laugh off an opinion irritate me.
Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler, Main Event (1/9/13)
Not massively high on it but I thought it was a step in the right direction and one of the examples of where Ziggler's counter heavy style can shine if there's enough build and general selling in between the nearfalls to hold the match together. Much better way for Ziggler to build genuine nearfalls and test Sheamus whilst making the idea of the wrestler landing the decisive blow being the victor without minimising his signature offence. Thought the middle was a marked improvement and whilst it was still lacking that truly gripping control segment, the mini theme of Ziggler constantly thwarting Sheamus from making a comeback was a cool little narrative before his flurry after Ziggler got too cocky. A couple of transitions in the finishing stretch seemed a little mistimed, but that's easily forgiveable and the only time I thought there was a little suspect selling was Ziggler's running leap into the top rope DDT. Overall a good outing with the long term selling from both men being beneficial in aiding the down time between the counter heavy sequences and ensured this was a better done 'counter orientated' match with both men having to fight to regain control, rather than numerous transitions which felt aimless.