Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Cody I listed Regal and Finlay, Eaton slipped my mind but I'd put him with Dibiase in an honourable mention. The people I had ahead of him are the cream of the crop in terms of entertainment for me, so its no disservice to Eaton.
Cena/Edge TLC is bleh and Cena has a tremendous number of greater matches than it. I get it has the spots and visual aesthetic to rank higher in people's minds, but there's very little in the way of great work in between the spots to hold the match together. Cody was bang on that Edge regardless of his reputation for being the quintessential TLC worker really couldn't lead anyone to that great a match in that environment. Heck Benoit in one night at Wrestlemania 21 put in a better performance and developed a structure and meaning to a ladder match than Edge ever did.
Whoever described Cena/Lesnar as 'Lesnar beats him up the whole damn match and Cena makes a comeback and wins' is grossly over simplifying the match btw. That was arguably Cena's best ever babyface performance, coupled with a mesmerising Lesnar performance on offence and managed to get across the very rare feeling of genuine and autentic violence in a WWE ring. It didn't come off as a spectacle passed off for something it wasn't, it legit felt uncomfortable and horribly violent and very un WWE in its execution and presentation. The timing of Cena's two big hope spots with the Backlund deadlift powerslam and the chain shot were wonderful and Lesnar appropriately sold both in a tremendous 'monster momentarily rocked and put in unfamiliar territory' and the finish felt like a genuine miracle comeback from Cena. No lazy execution or set up, no contrived formula, you really felt if he didn't win there and then he was helpless. One of the only times in years he's been truly made out to be a victim and a lamb to the slaughter and wouldn't you know, its a top 3 match of his career.