Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Got into one of my late 1999/2000 WCW moods again. Don't ask me why, but I often myself feeling the need to watch late '99/2000 WCW. I think what really draws me in is the star power, which I'm a sucker for, but I always forget that most of these matches are just plain horrible.
Started with Road Wild 1999. Obviously, not a great show.. The only real highlights are:
-Solid six-man opener, featuring The Filthy Animals against Vampiro and ICP. ICP did well for non wrestlers. Guerrero, Mysterio, and Vampiro is always a good combination.
-Harlem Heat against Kanyon & Bam Bam Bigelow. Good tag action, as you would expect.
-The Revolution vs. The West Texas Rednecks. Again. As you would expect, a lot of talent here, so the result is decent.
-Chris Benoit vs. DDP also a solid match.
And of course, the main events, with all the big names, are awful.
-Sting/Sid is just...meh.
-Goldberg/Steiner was solid for the time it got, but it ended out of nowhere.
-Savage/Rodman is actually not bad. With a good buildup, better booking, and not AFTER Rodman's notoriety, this could have been a really huge match. The result is still solid.
-Hogan/Nash is awful. I'm a blind Hogan mark, I admit that. I'll watch just about anything with Hogan. But this is right up there with Hogan/Sid at WM8 for worst Hogan big man matches. NOTHING happens. Staredowns, rest holds, test of strenghts, heel beats down on Hogan, miraculous comeback, legdrop, 1,2,3. It boggles my mind that while the WWF was blowing up with Austin, The Rock, Triple H, Mankind, Undertaker, and DX, that Hogan thought this crap still worked.
Now onto Fall Brawl '99...
The Top Matches of 2013 (**** and higher)
1. No. 1 Contender's Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena vs. CM Punk - Monday Night RAW - February 25 - ****1/2
2. WWE Championship: The Rock vs. John Cena - WrestleMania XXIX - ****
3. The Undertaker vs. CM Punk - WrestleMania XXIX - ****