Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I don't know if Orton's ever had a "classic" with an inferior worker (though technically I only consider one match of his a classic, which I define at being ****1/2 or above, and that match is against Christian at OTL), but I think his match with Edge on Raw in 2007 was fucking awesome, and I'd consider Orton a better in-ring worker than Edge. Same thing against Edge at Vengeance 2004. And his performance at Breaking Point 09 against Cena was what made that match as great as it was, even if he's not as great a worker as Cena (which I'm not sure if I'd put him above Cena or not, but I lean towards not right now).
Of course, I do feel he's pulled out some good stuff against Barrett and Henry in 2011, and again with Barrett in 2012, both of whom I'd easily put Orton above. Plus I think I remember enjoying one of his matches with Big Show during the year. Not to mention some good-great matches with Ziggler, Del Rio, Sheamus, and Rhodes, though those guys fall under the category of "I'm not sure where I'd put them as a worker when their matches happened compared to Orton". Though Ziggler I'm high on, Rhodes I think is one of the better workers in WWE, and Sheamus has been on fire on TV, particularly during the last half of 2012.
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