Lesnar vs. Cena - ***1/4
This was a really intriguing match up if we compared it to today. Cena proved how good a worker he was even back in 2003 despite his wrestling skills were lacking but still improving. He came in as the heel in this matchup and actually generated cheers through the match and chant's 'lets go Cena' from the fans today that would shout 'fuck you Cena'. Lesnar in a way portrayed the character as Cena would today, get dominated for 10 minutes and fight back for the win and fans were actually booing Lesnar at one point because of this, thought that was interesting.
I enjoyed Cena here probably more than I do today because his workrate excels with him being the underdog and he shows more offensive skill set than he does today. He isn't the one getting beat up, he's the one beating up. I suppose it's just a breath of fresh air really.
Good stuff, be interesting to see where they go a week Sunday.
I really didn't enjoy this match whatsoever. I wouldn't have minded it on Smackdown or whatever but it just lacked something and I really didn't know what. I can remember being underwhelmed watching it the first time and when I watched it a few days back it still didn't live up. I don't regret watching it so to speak, I just won't watch it again, at least not for a good while. I expect tonight's match to be so much frickin' better, I hope it is anyway.
WM 21 - ThunderAngel
Eddie/Rey - ***3/4
MITB - ****1/2
Orton/Taker - ****1/4
Trish/Christy - *1/4 (as Trish was so hot)
Angle/HBK - ****
Cena/JBL - ** (average, such an average match)
Trips/Batista - ***
Little Idea I thought of: triple threat match between 3 decades, one for star power and the other for match quality. You can't have the same man in the same match so no hbk vs hbk vs hbk.
Ricky Steamboat (84) vs Bret Hart (97) vs Chris Benoit (03)
Hulk Hogan (87) vs Steve Austin (99) vs John Cena (10)
Eddie/Rey - ***1/2
MITB - ****1/4
Orton/Taker - ****1/4
Trish/Christy - Didn't watch
Angle/HBK - ***1/4
Cena/JBL - **1/4 (half of which is just because of the actual moment it's self)
Batista/HHH - ***
Ricky Steamboat (84) vs. Shawn Michaels (96/97) vs. Chris Benoit (06)
I'd do the same as you for the second one, as well.
Thoughts on the HBK/Angle rematch at Vengeance?
It really hasn't held up too well. I think my childhood love for HBK and his matches is finally starting to go. This wasn't an all-out finisherfest but it did have some timing issues with the use of Angle Slams/Superkicks. Decent match that I used to think was great. ***
I think I preferred this to their WM match but it certainly wasn't what it could have been. I agree with the timing issues, really threw the match off balance and really hindered it. ***1/2
John Cena vs. Randy Orton, I Quit Match, Breaking Point 09
I think this is one of my favorite Orton matches just for the performance he puts on. I love watching him slip further and further into madness lol. It's a great match up until the end of course which pisses me off every time I watch it. I'm a Cena fan but holy fuck does this piss me off when he wins matches, especially I Quit matches, like this. I love this match mostly for Orton. Really brutal. Those shots to Cena while he's cuffed to the post were sick. When you ignore the ending lol, it's one of the better matches in the Cena/Orton series imo.
One of Orton's best matches in terms of performance, IMO. I despise the ending as well but the match its self is well worth the watch just to witness how awesome Randy CAN be, especially his performance and portrayal of his character within a match - he really is one of the best in incorporating his character in to his matches, especially as a heel, even if the matches themselves aren't amazing. Another example would be Orton/Shane at NWO of the same year.