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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
No Way Out 2012
Sheamus v Dolph Ziggler - ***3/4
Tuxedo Match - DUD
Christian v Cody Rhodes - ***1/2
Tag Team 4 Way - **
Layla v Beth Phoenix - *1/4
Hunico v Sin Cara - *1/2
CM Punk v Daniel Bryan v Kane - ***1/2
Ryback v Jobbers - DUD
Big Show v John Cena - **1/2
-- The opener was really great. I can see this becoming a forgotten gem in the future because it's not a classic, it's not as good as Sheamus' true breakthrough match against Bryan, and it's not exactly a defining match for Ziggler either, but it's fucking good. Fantastic performance from Ziggler. Best worker in the company right now behind Bryan and Punk imo.
-- Christian/Cody was also really good. You can't go wrong with face Christian in the ring. Come to think of it he might be my number 3 pushing Dolph down to 4. Cody was on point here too. Lots of neat stuff throughout capped by a sweet finishing stretch.
-- Tyson Kidd should be holding a mid-card title and having great singles matches on PPV. Dude's wasted in that tag team. Match was okay. The AW swerve was well done. Rosa's hot.
-- Layla/Beth didn't totally suck but their previous match was much better.
-- Is weird lighting during his matches supposed to get Sin Cara over? I don't care about him at all.
-- Punk/Bryan/Kane was fun with lots of good action. The thing is the triple threat formula is so played out that it's hard to go beyond that level of "really good" unless you have a special character dynamic or story going on (Cena/HBK/HHH for example). Maybe they should try more elimination style three ways. Anyways, this was good apart from Bryan disappearing a couple of times. I've been a big supporter of Punk's reign and I'm glad they've let him hold the belt this long but surely they need to pull the trigger on Bryan in the coming months.
-- Solid main event. Could've shaved a few minutes off the slow start but overall it was well executed. Shame Cena and Show have never been able to replicate or surpass that really good TV match they had a few years ago (on Smackdown I think).
I plan on re-watching everything in my top 10 at the end of the year but right now it looks like this:
1. Undertaker v Triple H - Wrestlemania XXVIII (****1/4)
2. Brock Lesnar v John Cena - Extreme Rules (****1/4)
3. CM Punk v Daniel Bryan - Over the Limit (****1/4)
4. Sheamus v Daniel Bryan - Extreme Rules (****)
5. CM Punk v Chris Jericho - Wrestlemania XXVIII (****)
6. Sheamus v Dolph Ziggler - No Way Out (***3/4)
7. Raw Elimination Chamber - Elimination Chamber (***3/4)
8. CM Punk v Mark Henry - Raw 4/2/12 (***1/2)
9. CM Punk v Daniel Bryan - Raw 1/30/12 (***1/2)
10. CM Punk v Chris Jericho - Extreme Rules (***1/2)