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post #1871 of 20560 (permalink) Old 05-01-2012, 06:22 PM
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Orton/Kane had a cage match in 04 it ws quite funny the guy got his ass whipped by Kane 99% of the time
I think I remember that vaguely... Was it after Orton's face turn? Seem to remember HHH organising the match...

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The first one that comes to mind is Flair/HHH at Taboo Tuesday. For me, this match works on so many levels. It's a "cagey" veteran vs. a top guy, a bitter grudge feud, an absolute war, makes spectacular use of blood, feels like legitimate hate, and could have gone either way. I watched it again recently and just loved it. This really might be the best cage match ever.

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1. Triple-Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit - WrestleMania XX

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3. WWE Championship: John Cena vs. CM Punk - Money in the Bank 2011

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Backlund Vs Slaughter and HHH Vs Flair are my favourite cage matches.
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Edge/Hardy for cage matches. Awesome match.

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I think that Lesnar/Cena will join the status of "matches that would have been MOTY if the Undertaker didn't exist". Seriously, that needs to become a consistent award until Taker retires because let's be honest here, the man has just brought it on a level not seen before at WM the past 6 years. I haven't rewatched either Lesnar/Cena or HHH/Taker III yet, but right now they both stand at **** 3/4.

Favorite cage match ? I'm either gonna go with HHH-Flair or Blanchard-Magnum. IMO there hasn't been a single ***** cage match, which is insane considering that the steel cage is probably the most widely used gimmick match in all of wrestling. Not the biggest fan of Hardy-Edge from Unforgiven 05, but that's the next PPV I'm going to watch so I'll be able to grasp a stronger opinion then.

I've been watching a SHITLOAD of 2005 PPV's lately, as I have the entire set now. I've done about 5-6 full reviews that I've been just too lazy to post, but I've made a few observations so far. For instance, I fucking LOVE the Barbed Wire Steel Cage match between JBL and The Big Show. I only have it at *** 1/2 but god damn is it sweet. Off to finish GAB 05 now, which after the first 3 matches has surprisingly been decently good. Always wanted to see the first JBL-Batista match, since I loved their D.C. Streetfight. CAN'T WAIT !

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Matt Hardy v Edge and HHH v Flair are my favorite (and the best) WWE cage matches. Jeff Hardy v CM Punk deserves a mention.

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My fav cage Match is Angle vs Anderson From Lockdown 10.But in the E its Probably Matt vs Edge from Unfogiven 05

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I'm kinda pissed that Bryan/Sheamus never got given a proper series of PPV matches. Going by the 2/3 Falls Match, they have brilliant chemistry. On the other hand, this match stands out for its uniqueness, and is EASILY both Sheamus and Bryan's best match in the WWE.

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I think I remember that vaguely... Was it after Orton's face turn? Seem to remember HHH organising the match...
Yes it started out as a normal match then Triple H came out and it became a cage match, Kane kicked the boy's ass all over the ring it was quite a good match actually
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I basically stopped watching wrestling for a year and a half. I got excited because I heard that Extreme Rules didn't suck absolute dick, but I didn't get a chance to see it. Now, as we all know, I can't review matches that I haven't seen, so here's a Randy Orton/Shawn Michaels Match instead.

Randy Orton (c) vs. Shawn Michaels, Survivor Series 2007, WWE Championship match

Match opens with Michaels employing a side headlock on Orton, a little chain wrestling occurs, and then Michaels locks in the neck vice. Snapmare into a short pinfall attempt. Orton tries to roll through, but Michaels holds on. Orton tries to break out with some punches, and eventually a body slam, but Michaels holds on again. He's eventually forced into the corner, and Orton starts to unload on the number one contender. Orton trying to goad Michaels into super kicking him was a nice touch. Michaels feigns the kick, Orton covers up, and is taken down by a tackle. Back to the side headlock, Michaels is sent off into the ropes, but he hits the champ with a shoulder block. Orton tries to trip him up one the next one, but Michaels is a step ahead, and locks in a rear-naked chinlock. Eventually we're back to the neck vice. Orton tries to break out a few times with some throws, but Michaels holds on. The champ decides to take a breather by squirming outside the ring. Michaels feigns going over the top rope, but goes low with a kick, hitting Orton in the abdomen. Follows it up with a springboard moonsault. A "bit of the HBK we've come to know and love", after a slow and methodical beginning to the match.

Michaels gets Orton back in the ring and goes for a crossbody from the top. Orton rolls through for a two count, follows up with a nasty European uppercut. Orton throws Michaels into the ropes, goes for a kick to the abdomen, gets caught. Michaels locks in the Sharpshooter. Absolutely love the way that he's forced to throw in all these submission holds, in lieu of his finisher. Orton makes it to the ropes and rolls out to the apron. Thumb to the eye and a hangman- nice heel tactics. Orton starts to pick apart Michaels with the stomps and knees, hits the rope-hung DDT for a two count. Orton locks in his own rear-naked chinlock now, and Michaels starts to fade before powering up. Elbows to the abdomen by Michaels to get out, and the two start to slug it out- Michaels with chops, Orton with right hands. Crowd are really getting into it, now. Hits Orton with the flying forearm, and does the kip up after some weird twitching movements. Michaels hits the inverted atomic drop, and a couple of right hands. Goes for another atomic drop, but Orton forces his way out and hits Michaels with a beautiful dropkick. Two count. Orton throws Michaels into the ropes, goes for the dropkick, but gets caught up. Roll up by Michaels for a two count. Michaels is really having to take advantage of Orton's mistakes. Scoop slam and the flying elbow drop. Crowd wants the Sweet Chin Music. Michaels tunes up the band and feigns a kick, but turns it into an inside cradle after Orton tries to protect his face. Two count. Michaels goes for a crucifix here, but it looks really awkward and he just tries turning it into a sunset flip. Orton counters by sitting on him for a two count. Orton goes for a clothesline, but Michaels counters into a Crippler Crossface. Big pop.

Orton nearly taps out, but he gets to the rope with his foot. The crowd is pissed. Michaels goes for another crossface, but Orton rolls out and hits a nasty clothesline. Orton starts to take control with an inverted backbreaker, and he gets down to set up the RKO. Changes his mind, however, and goes for the punt. Michaels counters, and sets up an Ankle Lock. Orton tries to get to the ropes, but Michaels sets up a grapevine and traps him in the middle of the ring. Orton gets close to tapping before reversing the pressure and kicking Michaels in the head a few times. Does a nice job of selling the leg here, going for a clumsy kick with his left foot. Michaels counters and goes for a Figure Four, but is kicked into the ringpost. HBK's head has been taking a lot of punishment. Orton goes for the RKO, gets countered into the ropes. He floats over, and Michaels goes for the Sweet Chin Music, but hesitates. Orton hits a brutal RKO on Michaels for the pinfall.

Really cool match. Starts off a little slow, but that's to be expected given the match stipulation. It was really nice to see Michaels try and wrestle without access to his finisher. He busted out a lot of nice holds, and Orton's selling off the leg towards the end was subtle, but fun to watch. Don't know what happened with that crucifix into a sunset flip. Whether or not it was a botch doesn't matter, because it looked sloppy. Ending was awesome, and a really nice ending to a well told story. Probably one of Orton's best matches, and an overlooked classic. ****1/4
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