Originally Posted by Ever Wolf
Anybody got stars for vengeance 2011?
cena/del rio looks interesting what with the ring being broke and all whilst punk&trip/miz&truth looks okay.
This was from last December, I feel like it's trash compared to my other reviews, but the I still stick by my stars, just thought the write-up was horrible.
Air Boom vs Zig-Swag: ***
Ziggler vs Ryder: ** 1/2
Phoenix vs Torres: *
Sheamus vs Christian: ** 3/4
Awesome Truth vs HHH & Punk: *** 1/2
Orton vs Rhodes: ***
Henry vs Show: *** 1/4
Del Rio vs Cena LMS: *** 1/4
When you first look at my ratings, you're going to notice two things: No non-diva matches under 2 and a half stars, and no matches over 3 and a half stars.
Ziggler pulling double duty was a good effort by a good worker. The opener was fast paced and good at setting the tone for the rest of the show, and Ziggler vs Ryder was a decent little match that showcased the popular Zack Ryder on PPV. I disagree with the order the matches were put in though. If Zack Ryder was going to lose, have him face Ziggler first, don't make him look weak.
The Divas match was your typical random garbage. I don't think Vince knows what to do with the Divas nowadays. Gone are the days of Trish and Lita. Thats all I gotta say about that.
Sheamus vs Christian, while not as good as their Hell In A Cell encounter a few weeks earlier, was a decent but forgettable match. Two and 3 quarter stars seems appropriate for this match.
Now we get into the good half of the PPV. Nothings but 3 star+ matches from here on out. Alot of people will disagree with my rating for the tag team match, but I thought it was really good, as in the 3 and a half star territory, and I don't know whether its because I am a diehard mark for HHH and Punk, or not, but I absolutely love this match. Again, alot of people will disagree.
Rhodes vs Orton was a good match, having Orton go over was the right decision because I don't believe that Rhodes is ready to go over an Orton-style main event players. Good stuff here that I love seeing.
Henry and Show have this weird chemistry together, that they always put together a half decent match. This was a surprisingly good match between the two, as the pacing got better as the match went on.
The main event was really hit or miss. I thought it was a really FUN match. It wasn't technically good or anything, it was like a good action movie, like a popcorn match. Its like they were doing things that would kill normal human beings, and just brushing it off like it was nothing. A really good way to end the PPV.
In the end, this was a great PPV with many good matches. As a whole it seems like a great show, and I'm always a fan of taking your main eventers and spreading them throught different matches amongst the card (Punk,Orton,Henry and Cena were all in different matches). Recommended for sure