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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. CM Punk: TLC Match for the World Heavyweight Championship - Summerslam 2009 ****1/2
The penultimate match from their 2009 feud and what an exciting match this was! I thought that they both demonstrated how personal the feud had become and how they showed their hatred with one another really well. From CM Punk trying to wrap a chair around Hardy's neck like a noose and Hardy going mad near the end, hitting Punk with multiple chair shots showed how much they hated each other and made me invested in the match. There were some cool spots like Punk slamming Hardy's back onto the edge of the chair, the superplex onto the ladder, and Hardy's Swanton Bomb from the ladder onto Punk, crushing the announcer's table. Hardy receives medical attention as a result, Punk tries to crawl his way into climbing the ladder, Jeff realizes this, shoves the medical staff away, and goes for one last brigade to stop Punk, but ultimately failed to win. Just a great and exciting match all around.
I also feel that Jeff Hardy is underrated when it comes to being a babyface worker. He's a great seller, gets the crowd involved, and plays the "babyface in peril" really well. Thoughts?