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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I decided to start a Smackdown 2006 project since A) I've seen this year for Smackdown pimped in this thread on multiple occasions and 2) My WWF 2000 project is boring me since outside of a few matches and some FOLEY promos, it's been utter shite. I assume it gets better as the year progresses, but January 2000 isn't that good outside of the obvious matches. I could see how most could enjoy while watching it live back in the day but when it comes to match quality, I prefer modern day WWE to Attitude Era WWF everyday of the week. I've seen some matches on Raw is War and Smackdown that could have ended up being good, but they were cut short and never got more than three minutes. Anyway...
JBL vs. Matt Hardy (Falls Count Anywhere) - January 6th, 2006
This match was fine for the six minutes or so that it received. Any brawl involving JBL is (mostly) good and Matt Hardy is fine at times as a worker. JBL cuts a promo before the match and makes fun of Matt Hardy for being a huge GEEK. These two beat up each other throughout the course of match, with the announce table breaking about two-three minutes into the match. JBL kills Hardy with a stiff chair shot across the back, which I thoroughly enjoyed. They eventually brawl up to JBL's limo, where Matt Hardy hits JBL in the head with a trash can lid about six times before setting up a ladder next to the limo to presumably hit a fallen JBL with a leg drop. JBL's image consultant, Jillian Hall, grabs Hardy's leg and holds him until JBL can recover and hit Hardy in with a trash can twice before Hardy crashes onto the hood of the limo, where JBL picks up the win. I might include this on the "Best of Smackdown 2006" comp I might make for myself when I finish this project just because JBL is probably my all time favorite wrestler.
Chris Benoit vs. Randy Orton - January 6th, 2006
This match only received about eight minutes of TV time before it ended but those eight minutes we received were pretty damn good before the terrible finish. I understand that they didn't want Orton to take the clean loss going into Match 7 next week on Smackdown, but Orlando Jordan of all people running in, stealing Booker T's crutch, and hitting Benoit with it to cause the DQ just royally sucked. We have match seven coming up on the January 13th edition of Smackdown and from what I've heard, it's pretty damn good so I'm pretty hyped. It's a damn shame that this match ended the way it did and didn't get about three to five more minutes, as it could have ended up being damn good in its own right.
MNM vs. Batista and Rey Mysterio (Steel Cage) - January 6th, 2006
This match looks like it would be decent on paper, but the end result is pretty disappointing. We have some decent spots with MNM killing Mysterio by catapulting him into the steel cage and Mysterio earlier being back-dropped into the steel as well. Mysterio also leaped off the top of the cage and landed on Nitro (I think) for a near fall. Outside of those spots, this match was, in the words of the great VINNY, "a match." The match took a turn from being average to below average when Mark Henry came down to the ring and it seemed to take him forever to enter the cage. There was nothing really AWFUL about this match, but nothing GOOD either. I haven't seen the other matches that these two teams had back in 2005 since they fired aired on UPN so I don't remember if they were any good or not. If they're as good as this match though, I don't think it would be worth it to dig them up.
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