Little Poppa Pump
Join Date: Jun 2011
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
2005 PPV Main Events
Quick Thoughts: Cena/JBL was yay, Dave/HHH was yay, Dave/JBL was meh, Hogan/HBK was a sick joke, Cena/Angle was meh and Dave/Eddie was alright.
John Cena vs. JBL (WWE Heavyweight Championship- I Quit Match)
WWE Judgment Day 2005
-Extremely good match and a star making performance from Cena and JBL's performance was gold. Solid brawling and they worked at a good pace with lots of blood and plenty of big spots. It really picks up at the end where Cena starts barraging JBL with brutal spots that should probably kill a person. The finish was understandable but it fell kind of flat. Great match, lackluster finish for my taste.
Batista vs. Triple H (World Heavyweight Championship- Hell in a Cell Match)
WWE Vengeance 2005
-Great HIAC and feud ender between these guys. Lot of brtual spots and good use of the cell, even through all of that they made sure that the story they were trying to tell got across. I was really impressed at how they didn't need a barrage of weapons, instead using a few key ones and getting those spots over. Lots of blood from HHH and the finish was well done, made even sweeter by the extra segment where Triple H proclaimed Big Dave as the man.
Batista vs. JBL (World Heavyweight Championship)
WWE Great American Bash 2005
-A solid brawl here. The match for the most part plodded a lot but they managed to make up for it with some big spots. However, between the referee stuff and OJ interfering it really put down the effort and the DQ finish was a copout, but they needed to set the rematch so I guess it accomplished what it needed to. In all, a solid if unforgettable title match.
Hulk Hogan vs. Shawn Michaels (Icon vs. Icon match)
WWE Summerslam 2005
-The buildup was excellent but the match itself was mostly pandering and Shawn's overselling really hurt the "big fight" atmosphere of this match, not to mention it got a lot of time. This should've been booked more in the way of Flair/Michaels; Hogan did get the crowd back into it by the end of the match. It's really hard to rate this.
John Cena vs. Kurt Angle (WWE Heavyweight Championship)
WWE Unforgiven 2005
-This was a solid title match that was going along fine until the shenanigans started. They basically did the same thing with JBL/Batista from GAB. A screwy finish that keeps the belt on Cena while giving Angle the W. They hit their typical offense and whatnot and build up to their finishers then the ref bump followed with the Bischoff stuff really bought this down.
Batista vs. Eddie Guerrero (World Heavyweight Championship)
WWE No Mercy 2005
-Eddie's last PPV match... Overall this was a solid title match between these guys. The chemistry was there, the storytelling was there but the result meant a lackluster match. The first half is really slow and just when they're about to knock it into a new gear, the ref bump. They tried to pick it up with spots after all that nonsense but whatever, the finish was pretty good. A solid straight up match between these two without all the other crap would've been light years better.