Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus, Two out of Three Falls Match for the World Heavyweight Championship, WWE Extreme Rules ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2
This fantastic match saw Daniel Bryan pushed hard as an aggressive, intelligent, submissions expert, with Sheamus showcased as a die hard, determined babyface champion who wouldn’t give up. I think Sheamus is one of the most underated workers in the WWE despite some questions over his selling ability and stamina but he has shown that he can have a good match with near anyone , so when parnered with someone the calibre of Bryan you know you will see something awesome.
Bryan utilizes a mix of technical moves with sheer viciousness in his kicks and use of the ring post, this in combination of good selling and a look of delusion of pain in the face of Sheamus blurs the line of fake/reality which is when you know pro rasslin is at its best. Bryan plays a great arrogant sort of weasel like character , the epitome of this is a great conducting of the choir during the suspensful gap between the end of the 2nd and start of the 3rd fall. This match was a magnificent melding of exciting, technically sound wrestling and a story of a valiant babyface champion. I this match would have happend at Wresltemania it could have made Sheamus a much bigger star instead of the backlash which followed his 18 second victory.