Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
So WTF why did I wait so long to watch Punk/Bryan from OTL? I have been feeling disconnected from the product (and, admittedly, am a Rumble-Mania fan) but Punk is my guy, and Bryan is my number 2 (typical IWC fan? who gives a fuck). But what they did at OTL just absolutely blew me away. Incredible.
For me, I put that on par with the work Angle/Benoit did, esp at their Rumble match. I'm just a sucker for crazy holds, and that Mexican Surfboard was probably the best I've seen since the 90s. Bryan's psychology was awesome, the technical wrestling was great. And it had a big match feel.
I really hate the YES! gimmick, but man he played it perfectly. Lots of swagger with it (Will they ever go back to the LaBell lock? please?). I liked the ending, not so crazy about the Punk tap but whatever. It was a near perfect match, best match I've seen in a long time... I go back to the triple threat at XX and Lesnar/Angle. Just really cool fucking wrestling.
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