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Join Date: Oct 2009
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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I agree with Hohenheim on Jericho/Punk. In fact, I'd probably have it at ***1/2, maybe even ***1/4. I prefer their Wrestlemania match. The middle portion of the streetfight kind of fought against the story of the match (Punk exacts revenge from Jericho), with Jericho actually dominating Punk dramatically and not especially well in the "heel puts the babyface through hell" kind of way, so much as simply genuinely outsmarting and easily deflecting against him. However, the final eight or ten minutes were pretty great, making it a good, solid streetfight, overall. Hot beginning with Punk's family and the intricate story they told on the outside, but in the ring it kind of choked itself out a bit for a while until they picked it back up for the climax.
I'm looking forward to seeing their Wrestlemania match again, but to me, as a story and a wrestling match, I honestly far preferred that.
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