Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I think the Steiner matches are some of the worst HHH matches at least during his main event run (2000-present). I think the match with Booker was very good, can't remember what his match was at Backlash that year. Nash/HHH, while a poor cell match was still a decent enough bout when not remembering it's a cell match. Summerslam was the EC and I do think it was on the lower end of the spectrum of EC's... but HHH wasn't even involved in most of it so I wouldn't put that on him. It was just booked to be a glorified Goldberg multi-squash match until HHH did the squashing at the end with a single sledge hammer shot from what I recall. The HHH/Goldberg series isn't anything good, but I think it was as decent as it was going to be. The Goldberg/Kane/HHH match was alright as well.
Some TV matches I vaguely remember are his matches against Kane (where Kane took the mask off after), RVD the week or two after, and then there was the Flair match in the mix somewhere where Flair turned face for like a couple of weeks, and from what I remember, those were some decent matches that were all better than the majority of his PPV bouts that year. Then of course there is the HBK/HHH match at the end of the year on Raw which was fantastic.
I'm not sure what's worse personally for HHH. 02 or 03? His matches against Jericho at Mania and in the cell were subpar at best, Angle matches were alright but nothing great, his match with Hogan was abysmal at Backlash, his match with Taker was awful at KOTR, but then from Summerslam onwards he had a classic with a returning HBK, was a big part in the first and best EC, had a couple decent PPV bouts with RVD and Kane, but then of course the 3SOH with Shawn was fucking awful.
2002 considering the talent HHH had to work with, I think his match resume was very subpar and never exceeded what should've been expectations. HHH's matches in 03, while worse, I think he did get more out of what he could get out of what he was given, despite them overall not being too good.
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