Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Rock/Punk- ***3/4 on watch earlier today. Still a great match, fantastic selling, psychology, and overall in-ring work up until The Shield attack where things get fucked up. Didn't mind The Shield stuff as much on last viewing, though it still irks me quite a bit. It has some pacing problems but Punk's work-over The Rock and his mid-section was awesome and with that the pace didn't bother me too much. Rock's attack on Punk's legs, leading to the sharp-shooter was brilliant as well. I also liked all the Rock-Bottom attempts and Punk's apparent urgency to get out, which was some great storytelling going along with what Rock said on Friday. Makes me wish even more that Rock did end up beating Punk with a Rock-Bottom, or at least a Rock-Bottom into the People's Elbow.
Lesnar/HHH- *** and I did try watching it today, but I just couldn't sit through it again. I think in the back of my mind, I only watched it to see Lesnar TAKE DEM GLOVES OFF because following that, I wasn't paying attention and was doing other stuff with the match in the background until I finally just decided to close the browser. Pacing's terrible, and Brock's control segment put me out of it more and more until I decided to just give up. I know the match gets better following Lesnar's stomach being driven into the announce table, and it wasn't so bad at the beginning, but mid-match it's just dreadful. I'll give it another shot later in the week and won't lower the rating since I should suffer through it all before that, but it's disappointing.
OTL four-way was great, and I had it at ***3/4, but haven't seen it since a second watch of the PPV shortly after it happened. Need to re-watch.
I'm watching you...
Last edited by The Evil Santadow; 01-30-2013 at 09:26 PM.