Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
The Twisted, Distubed Life of Kane - Disc 3
No Disqualification Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Kane - ***1/4
No Holds Barred Match: Kane vs. Gene Snitsky - **1/4
Steel Cage Match: Kane vs. Edge - ***1/2
Stretcher Match: Kane vs. Edge - ***1/4
Kane vs. Umaga - *3/4
The Undertaker & Kane vs. King Booker & Finlay - ***
Kane vs. King Booker - ***
Belfast Brawl: Kane vs. Finlay - ***1/2
Champion vs. Champion: The Undertaker vs. Kane - **1/4
Really fun set. I love Kane is always put in grudge feuds that utilize different stipulation matches: w/ Edge, Gene Snitsky, MVP, etc. The series with Edge was so much fun. I love their Vengeance '05 match, but I had no idea the cage match was such a blast. The stretcher match is a nice blow-off, too. Their four matches in 2005 were a great little series.
Wish they had chosen another match with Umaga: this one was short and pointless.
The Belfast Brawl completely surprised me. It's almost twice as long as their SummerSlam match and so much fun. Great psychology by Finlay, great brawling, weapons, and I was genunitely surprised by the ending. No surprise that the best match involved Finlay.
The match with UT is a nice bonus, but unfortunately, it ends literally as soon as it gets going. They were clearly building up to something, but I guess since they were both faces, WWE didn't want them getting too brutal. Good way to get over the heels by having them interrupt a match before it really starts. Still nice to see them wrestle as faces, and even cooler to see it ten years after their first match, and rounding out the set.
The Top Matches of 2013 (**** and higher)
1. No. 1 Contender's Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena vs. CM Punk - Monday Night RAW - February 25 - ****1/2
2. No Disqualification Match: CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar - ****1/2
3. WWE Championship: The Rock vs. John Cena - WrestleMania XXIX - ****
4. The Undertaker vs. CM Punk - WrestleMania XXIX - ****