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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Some more Smackdown 2006~!
Mark Henry vs. Rey Mysterio - January 27th, 2006
This is a rematch from last week and even though it wasn't as good, it was still pretty fun/good. It started out with Mysterio attacking Henry on the apron before Henry entered the ring in an attempt to get a jump on the big man. It didn't seem to help, as this match was all Henry until the final three minutes or so, when Mysterio made a comeback that was pretty fun to watch, which started with Mysterio outsmarting Henry by crawling under the ring, crawling out of the other side, and leaping onto Henry, knocking Henry down. Henry eventually put Mysterio away and this match mainly served the purpose of putting Henry over for his World Heavyweight title match against Kurt Angle at the Royal Rumble and making Rey Mysterio look credible by having the UNBEATABLE~! Mark Henry on the ropes (literally because he hit him with the 619~!) When it comes to Henry/Mysterio matches, this one seems to be forgotten even though it was pretty good in its own right. Only reason I'm not going three stars for this match is because I don't feel it is as good as their match last week (which I rated ***) but I'll put it just a notch below their match last week.
Randy Orton vs. Chris Benoit (No Holds Barred) - January 27th, 2006
These two started off the match with some technical wrestling, but that all came to an end about six minutes into the match when Orton hit Benoit in the head with a trash can lid. After that, this match turned into a pretty great match/brawl, with each man getting their shots in and not one man being in control for too long, just like in their previous match two weeks before. This wasn't like some No Holds Barred matches where they a ton of weapons were involved, as the weapon that was actually used was a trash can. The trash can was used smartly as well, as Orton nailed Benoit with a shot to the head with it before a commercial break and Orton using it to defend himself from a diving headbutt from Benoit. It also played a role in the finish as well, as Benoit used it to stagger Orton when he hit Orton in the head with the lid and then put the dazed Orton in the cross face. I think I enjoyed this match just a bit more than their match two weeks before, but not by much. The only real negative to this match was Orton's CHINLOCKS~! but outside of that, this was a great match. This one will be in the top five of my list by the time I'm done with this project.
EDIT- JBL/Eddie from Judgement Day 2004 was just fantastic on almost every level. The great thing is that it was one of the few matches in WWE history where they hype it up as both guys basically wanting to kill each other and they end up delivering on that hype. Most personal feuds like that end up delivering a boring, nonviolent match even though they're supposed to hate each other (SEE: Orton/HHH at Wrestlemania 25). HHH/Orton at Wrestlemania 25 should have been an all out brawl, but it ended up being a boring, straight up wrestling match where they seemed content just to out-wrestle each other.
Last edited by BAD NEWS GOON; 02-08-2013 at 08:08 PM.