Originally Posted by Clique
Here's the full list:
Nice to see the Taker SD 2004 and Mysterio Raw 2011 matches get love in the Top 20. Angle No Mercy 03 match is highly underrated. I'd put it where the NWO match is at if anything. I'm not too bothered by WWE's order because I'm used to it being weird. They did cover the best stuff for the most part. They could have added Raw match with HBK in 2009 over one of those TV tag matches and probably SummerSlam with Punk but the list doesn't look bad. They should make an anthology set for it. I bet a bunch of people would buy 5+ discs of Cena.
No Cena vs Jesus w/ Carlito??!?
That's like having a HHH top 50 an not having his classic with Orton at WM25. There both my favorite kind of match! One sided bouts worth boring offense on a guy who can't sell!!
Originally Posted by greendayedgehead
Do you know what match I love? Jericho v Benoit RR01. *****, and I'd even say that it was the new 'standard' in terms of ladder matches. Wrestling (especially ladder matches) have changed a lot since Wrestlemania X.
This helps me segue into my review for today.
Ladder Match TIT No Mercy '99
The Brood (Matt & Jeff Hardy) vs Edge & Christian
THIS is the match that set the new standard for ladder matches today. While I do love Benoit/Jericho, this match took place nearly 2 years before it. This match is often forgotten, especially compared to there TLC matches and the traingle ladder match. What this match did was change the ladder match from more of an almost technical like match to the spotfest that many identify the ladder match as. Before this match the ladder match was more strategy based then full on mayhem. Incapacitate your opponent to get up the ladder, simple. Now the match is seen as an all out war with the last man standing winning. There can be debate about whether this is good or bad for the match but that's not my point. My point is this is the match to first do this, even though many consider the WM2000 one as the first. Also this is the first time more than two competitors were ever in a ladder match, another big staple as RARELY EEEEVER see just two guys in ladder match anymore.
So there's a little history. But why do I love this match? Three reasons:
1. This match doesn't feel like as much of a cluttered mess as many current ladder matches do. Any more these matches are just jumbled messes, ESPECIALLY Money in the Bank. This match does it like organized chaos. For the most part it doe st seem like they're just setting up for later spots like MITB does.
2. The idea is really fresh here. As said above this match changed what ladder matches later became. So the moves we're fresh. Nowadays we expect the bumps and the spots, but it wasn't expected here. And some spots are pretty innovative too. They even do the spot that shattered Mercurys face right here. But the third reason is MOST important to me.
3. The crowd did not give two shits about this match. At least at first they didn't. Remember at this point these teams were just lower mid card guys
With long hair. Jeff Hardy wasn't known as a daredevil, Matt didn't have Lita, and Edge and Christian weren't reeking of awesomeness yet. During their entrances you can almost here crickets. So why does that make this match better than other matches? Simple. By the end of it every person that was sitting down was on their feet. These guy went into that match and won the crowd over, something not easy to do in wrestling, especially more casual fans. By the end of it you felt like you just saw the future of this business flash before your eyes. And you kinda did, 3 of the 4 went on to be World Champion. And it all started here.