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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I got into a mood for the Mysterio/Jericho 2009 series yesterday. I only have the first two on DVD, seriously debating on whether or not to buy that Best of PPV Matches 2009 Blu-ray to get the third. Anyway, my mini-reviews of the first two:
Intercontinental Title: Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho - Judgment Day 2009
What a nice little surpise. As Jericho was getting situated on SD, and Mysterio needed an opponent for his IC Title, these two got paired off at a very work-rate-y PPV and probably stole the show.
Jericho is such a great heel, Mysterio displays his usual great work, and I love how towards the end they keep going for their finishers, especially Mysterio with the 619. The pace is nonstop, and the finish is really innovative. Great start to the series.
No Holds Barred Match for the Intercontinental Title: Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho
I like how this started as a NoDq and it ended that way, but the middle was all wrestling. Mysterio took the fight to Jericho, used part of the announce table as a weapon, kept hitting him with moves on the outside, and once they got settled, they wrestled.
Just like the RVD/Lynn matches, once these two have an exchange, the next match changes it up. So many great twists and counters, but it all made sense. I love the top rope move into the codebreaker, Mysterio jumping off the chair into a walls of Jericho (as well as a previous jump in the woj), Mysterio hitting him with the chair, and the finish is great. They really put over how Jericho did exactly what he said he was going to.
A different match from their previous, but also very different. A great sequel.
Favorite Matches of All Time
1. Triple-Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit - WrestleMania XX
2. Career Threatening Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair - WrestleMania XXIV
3. WWE Championship: John Cena vs. CM Punk - Money in the Bank 2011
4. No Holds Barred Match: The Undertaker vs. Triple H - WrestleMania XXVII
5. WWF Championship: Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior - WrestleMania VI