Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Just PLOUGHING my way through these PPV WWE Championship matches lately , and found some matches that I like/dislike that might vastly differentiate from what others think.
For instance , I believe that the Barrett-Orton series (Bragging Rights 10 , Survivor Series 10) are two * 3/4 that show how flawed of a main event player Barrett is, unless paired with somebody who plays to his strengths like John Cena. Just so much bland offense with a horrible pace and little story being told. If it wasn't for the whole CENA dynamic being somewhat interesting, this would be like one snowflake from me.
On the other hand, I have Diesel-Mabel from Summerslam 95 at ** 1/2 , WAAAAYYYYY higher than anybody else in the universe. Just a fun, less than 10 minutes long match with lots of power and a surprisingly fast pace. The move differentiation isn't very wide, but what exactly do you expect between Diesel and Mabel ? I'm also not NEARLY as high on the Orton-Cena series as everyone else seems to be. I like the SS 07 match, and I still have to watch the SS 09, NWO 08, and UNF 07 matches , but I have BP 09 at *** 1/4 (Seen some people giving it four plus) , the Ironman match at ***, and the HIAC match at ** 3/4. I think the WWE tries to force how epic these two are , down our throats. Both men have much, much better opponents.
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