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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Meh the more I watch it the more I love the finish. Cena gets the shit beat out of him the entire match, slowly but surely the crowd turns in his favour and with what is seemingly his last hope he catches the cocky and unsuspecting monster with one shot, then summons every last ounch of energy in his body and pins him before the monster can regain his composure. Made Lesnar look like the biggest badass on the planet, who left a beating that hadn't been seen before or after and made Cena look like the ace by managing to find a way against all the odds to put the monster down. I get Cena losing and then returning down the line could have made for a great angle, but Lesnar would have eaten a loss at some point to Cena. Might as well have him lose early when you can still play it as his arrogance costing him victory in a split second and then make the story all about how he comes back bigger and badder than before and finds another level with his attitude firmly improved.
I seriously don't get why some people at the time suddenly called the match shit because of the finish. A bad finish can limit a match from progressing past a certain point, but it doesn't negate the great work that went on before. Cena bled, bumped huge and timed his offence wonderfully and Lesnar looked amazing as this vicious animal injuring Cena at every turn. Part of what made it so awesome was he didn't get bogged down in limbwork, he just grabbed Cena's arm and locked in the Kimura and fucked his arm up instantly. Everything he did looked disgustingly stiff (knee shots to the ribs especially) and the match had some amazing visuals, from Cena staggering back onto the apron after eating the inital beating, to Lesnar's shocked face after the Backlund powerslam spot out of the Kimura, to Cena's comeback and begging Lesnar to turn around and unleashing his last burst of energy. It was an incredible underdog vs monster battle, which allowed Lesnar to look as unstoppable as he could and to work a match totally unique and violent compared to a standard WWE hardcore match, and placed Cena in his best match formula against arguably the best monster opponent he could be given in 2012 WWE.
EDIT: Top 5:
1. Cena vs Lesnar ER
2. Bryan vs Punk OTL
3. Bryan vs Sheamus ER
4. William Regal vs Dean Ambrose FCW
5. Punk vs Henry 04/02 RAW
Last edited by WOOLCOCK; 08-20-2012 at 07:00 PM.