Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Just finished watching two matches from the Punk DVD
CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio at Over the Limit 2010 - **** (If Punk wins, Mysterio joins SES. If Rey wins, Punk's head is shaved)
I think I liked this more than most people did? I can't really remember the reactions to this match. But it had a good crowd, good storytelling, and the quality of the wrestling was very solid as well. Something I like about this DVD is that it shows video packages that highlight the feud before showing the match itself. I imagine many people criticized the moment where the referee stopped the match to look at Punk's wound on his head. This didn't exactly ruin the match for me, as it came after a big spot where Rey went flying headfirst into the barber chair. The blood on Punk's head added a little bit to the match... the way the rivalry was escalating, the violence made sense. After they looked at Punk, they left him alone for the rest of the match and there was still some blood coming out of his forehead. At one point he even licked it from his hand and smiled. I had a lot of fun with this match and of course it ended with Punk getting his head shaved.
CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy at Summerslam 2009 in a TLC Match for the World Heavyweight Title - ****1/2
Pretty good spots in this match. The superplex onto the ladder looked very painful and Jeff doing the swanton off of that huge ladder through the announce table came off very well. The post-match with Undertaker made it even better. Really good match from these two and easily the best of their rivalry.