Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Triple H PPV Matches : The List (10-6)
10. BL 04 vs Shawn Michaels vs Chris Benoit
9. Wrestlemania XXVIII vs The Undertaker HIAC
Love, love, LOVE these matches. Both are in the running for MOTY for their respective years imo, it's just that I believe that the HIAC is SLIGHTLY better due to the big time atmosphere and superior storytelling compared to the BL match. However, even though I do believe that Punk-Bryan from Over The Limit is the match of the year, I think this HIAC will go down in HISTORY as the best of the year (if that makes any sense).
8. NYR 05 Elimination Chamber
7. VEN 05 vs Batista
6. WM XXVII vs The Undertaker
Listen, I understand that I might be the only person in the entire universe who prefers the WM XXVII no holds barred match over the WM XXVIII end of an era HIAC match, I know that. However, I have my reasons. I just believe that while some might look at the Wrestlemania XXVII match as a glorified finisher fest with too many rest spots, I believe that that is what the match was supposed to do to get across it's story. Both men know that to take the other out, they need to skip the little things and just drop BOMBS on one another, and it works down to a tee. I can understand why it would bother some people, but obviously I'm enamored with it to have it that high on my list.
The 2005 matches speak for themselves. Both are in a dead heat for my 2005 MOTY. The HIAC match is one of the most intense matches that I've ever seen, while both have some of the most dramatic moments ever on WWE PPV. I literally had no clue where they were going with either of these matches, and that made it more exciting for me. You has the near perfect mix of technical wrestling and intensity in the EC, whilst you had the PERFECT blow off match with the HIAC. I love them both, though the HIAC gets the slight nod from me as the 2005 MOTY.
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