Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
WrestleMania 22: Mick Foley vs. Edge
Pure awesome brutality. You know the glamour, the charm, the purity that we're used to see at WrestleMania? This threw all of that to trash. It was the unneccesary but very succesful Part 2 in making Edge a bonafide Main Eventer, for which Foley continued to prove he could put over like nobody else could. You had already seen a lot of brutal matches through WM history (i.e. TLC, Money In The Bank, Bret vs. Austin, etc.), but none had quite taken it as far as this did - thumbtacks, barbed wire, lighter fluid, crimson masked faces, and of course, flaming tables. All supported by a rabid Chicago crowd and great storytelling. The match itself, while awesome in its own right, you can call it essentially an original ECW match, or an inferior version of HHH vs. Foley or Orton vs. Foley. But, considering it's a "step cousin" of those matches, it was still worth watching. And since you never really had that kind of brutality at a WrestleMania ring, it kind-of marked a 1st time ever. Though the match was barely 15 minutes, and the outcome was predictable, but between Money In The Bank and this match with Mick Foley, you can definitely see what made Edge into the multiple time World Champion we now know him as. Oh, and this definitely was the defining WrestleMania moment for Mrs. Foley's baby boy. ****1/2
Special thanks to King Gimp for the sig.
Daniel Bryan | Bad News Barrett | Dean Ambrose | Damien Sandow | Sami Zayn | Kevin Owens | Pentagon, Jr. | Austin Aries | Kota Ibushi | Kenny Omega | William Regal | Bayley | Renee Young | YOSHIHIKO - The greatest dummy wrestler of all the times | Anything DDT tbh, especially the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship matches