I completely agree with all of this. I really liked the story, Brock's arm work, HHH's stomach work on Brock and both guys sold really well (mainly Brock). Brock no selling the Pedigree was definitely off putting, but I loved (like Starbuck said) HHH genuinely thinking he could beat Lesnar and then just getting destroyed for the majority of it and then tapping/getting his arm fucked up again.
I also agree with what Starbuck said about the aura Brock brings with him to the ring. An example would be near the start of the match when Brock takes his gloves off and smiles at HHH, as stupid as this sounds, for a second I genuinely thought 'Oh shit, HHH is legit fucked now' lol. He also comes off as having no fucking concern for his own well being when he wrestles, the bumps he took off the clotheslines over the ropes and the way he launched himself off the table onto HHH, as well as in the Cena match in the spot were he jumped over the rope. The guy comes off as a mentally unstable beast, and it's awesome.
I love the fact that HHH was so confident that he could beat Brock heading in. Hey, maybe that's why they had Cena go over at ER, so that HHH was fooled into thinking he could beat him
. Lol. Seriously though, he legit thought he could go toe to toe with Lesnar and in the beginning he managed to stay out of trouble. This is my house. This is WWE not UFC. He thought he could do it. Then the gloves came off and he absolutely got his ass handed to him and
got his arm broken again. Him saying sorry at the end was an awesome touch and while the you tapped out chants were obviously not expected, I reckon they play perfectly into what he could and should say tonight. What was he apologizing for and to who? To the fans? To Stephanie? To the company? To Shawn? To himself
? It's just another layer that makes me appreciate what they did even more. The expression on his face at the end was awesome for me too because it looked like acceptance of the fact that he got beat and badly at that. He
made the challenge and ultimately he
lost the match. The fact that he just accepted it so quickly is rather intriguing to me.
As for Brock, he just has a surreal aura around him that nobody else in the WWE has ever had before, not even Brock himself in his first run. It really is incredible. Both this match and the match with Cena didn't feel like WWE matches to me. It was like I was watching something just teetering off the edge if that makes sense. I simply adore that element to both matches which is probably why I rate them so highly lol. I was pissed after Cena went over at ER and a lot of damage was done with that loss but it has to be said and credit where it's due, they managed to offset that damage last night. Lesnar said he would fuck HHH up and he did, on his own, with no help, no weapons, nothing. He did it with his bare hands and humbled one of WWE's 'toughest' guys ever. Before this match the idea of Taker/Lesnar didn't appeal to me at all. Now it's something I will highly look forward to if it happens. Brock may not be a talker but fuck me can the man fight lol. He is just sheer physical presence personified and legitimately looks like he enjoys hurting people. It's awesome. 2 matches this year and 2 matches in my top 5. DAT BORK.