Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
As much as I utterly despise Jeff Hardy, in terms of consistent matches he has been one of Hunter's best opponents throughout the years. If I were to rank Trips and his best opponents ever it would probably go something like this ;
1. FOLEY (every single PPV match these two had was AWESOME, and they had DAT MSG street fight on RAW and THE GAME'S first title win. Nobody comes close to getting more out of Hunter than Foley, no question)
2. Chris Benoit (quality, quality, quality. It seems as if these two have had more TV classics against each other than any other combination in history. Their No Mercy 2000 match is awesome, and I'm a huge fan of their Vengeance match. They were also involved in the two 04 Triple threats together, as well as my GOAT WWE/WWF tag match. THAT HAS TO COUNT FOR SOMETHING. Those RAW 05 matches were just something else)
3. THE ROCK (Yeah, these two put each other on the map. I'm a big fan of their Summerslam match despite what others may think about it, but some matches that don't get mentioned are their two awesome Fully Loaded matches, with one being 2/3 falls and the other being a strap match. They had a fantastic ironman match at JD 00 and an equally awesome match at Backlash 00 as well. Let's not forget about their Rebellion cage match either ; this may not be THE GAME's most consistent opponent, but probably his biggest rival ever outside of Foley).
4. Chris Jericho (I love their Mania match more than most people and thought it was a legit great match with some fantastic psychology behind it, but that's an argument for another day. The 2000 TV matches they had were fantastic, their JD 02 CELL match redefined what the cell would become in the future, and did I mention that they wrestled one of the greatest matches and WARS in WWF/WWE history @ Fully Loaded 2000 ?)
5. Jeff Hardy (Yeah I know, Jeff isn't exactly the greatest but for some reason when those two lock up something special happens. The No Mercy, Cyber Sunday, and Armageddon matches are all very special, and I credit Hunter alot for being able to give Jeff his best matches that don't involve CM Punk. I love their short TV matches in the early 00s also that made Trips look like a BEAST.)
The reason I don't have Taker here is because they've had like 20 matches and I like THREE. THREE. For some reason the only time they can have a great match is @ MANIA. Feuds like BATISTA, CENA, and STONE COLD don't get included because they've only had a handful of matches against one another in each feud. The HBK feud is too inconsistent for my liking while the Orton feud was complete shit bar a few gimmick matches.
"He's not the biggest. He was never the strongest. He was never the fastest. He was overlooked. He went in the sixth round. So with that being said, all of the intangibles that a quarterback is supposed to have, they overlooked it with him because it was burning from inside of him" - Ray Lewis on Tom Brady