Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Chris Benoit PPV matches: 2001
RR Ladder Match vs. Jericho - ****1/2
NWO Four-Way vs. Jericho, Guerrero and X-Pac - ***
WM vs. Angle - ***1/2
Backlash vs. Angle Ultimate Submission - ****
JD 2/3 Falls vs. Angle - ***3/4
JD Tag Team Turmoil - ***3/4
KOTR vs. Austin vs. Jericho - ****1/4
This was Benoit's first great year, proving to everybody that he realy was one of the best in the world, staking his claim as one of, if not THEE best in-ring performer in North America. He had less matches than in 2000, but I'd choose this small set over last year's large set any day of the week. Other than the NWO four way and maybe the Wrestlemania match with Angle; every 2001 PPV match from Benoit is essential viewing for any wrestling fan, young or old. Despite the matches still being 11 years old, they still translate very well and would fit in with any era of professional wrestling, and I think that is a testament to Benoit and the people he worked with in 2001.. He also had some amazing TV matches as well, so I'd recommend checking any Chris Benoit matches, TV or PPV, from 2001.
It's a shame he wasn't around during the Invasion, he could have played a huge role in that, I think, with his story from WCW and whatever. He could have also have had some great matches with the likes of Van Dam, psycho Alliance-Austin, Booker T, DDP and Rhyno.
Benoit in 2001 = thumbs up from me