Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
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.
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I'd argue his performance in the Henry Steel Cage match should also be considered. Henry was equally brilliant if not better with how he towed the balance between unstoppable monster and showing signs of vulnerability in Bryan's grappling skills and the injured ankle, but Bryan bumped and sold everything to perfection and demonstrated how good he is as the fired up passionate babyface who got over how the match was the biggest and most important of his career to date. They timed all the Bryan nearfalls superbly and I loved how they played off of their first match when Henry countered the Lebell Lock, with Henry once again countering but Bryan being aware and immediately transitioning onto the injured ankle to thwart Henry.
The Batista match on Raw back in 2010 was also another good showcase for Bryan against a bigger opponent and he managed to work a 5 minute match very well in generating a couple of strong nearfalls and making himself look much better despite the near extended squash it was.
@ Clique: I wouldn't call it a carryjob per se. I firmly believe Bryan was a big reason the match turned out so well, but then again having a great worker in a match doesn't automatically make it a carryjob in the truest extent. Miz made the control segment very interesting and got over the limbwork as a smart bit of unexpected character work and when you consider how dull and lifeless a lot of control segments are in WWE atm, this stands out as one of the better ones in recent years. Bryan obviously sold as Bryan can and got over everything wonderfully, but Miz wasn't along for the ride in the NOC match and did an admidable job of not making the extended limbwork tedious and insufferable.
Last edited by WOOLCOCK; 01-23-2013 at 06:02 PM.