The only matches I can actually remember in detail are vs. Bryan @OTL and vs. Jericho @ER. The rest of them have been pretty much forgettable to me. I would have to go back and watch them all before I doled out ratings. The Bryan match was truly something special and the ER match with Jericho was awesome. The rest of them are just alright I suppose with the Mania match being at the higher end of the spectrum, otherwise I would have remembered them lol. What I can say is that he's had a very consistent reign but not very memorable at all. If he had the feuds to go with the matches I'd call it one of the better reigns we've seen but I don't think he's had even 1 great or even good feud since he won it. Hopefully he can provide at least something to remember this reign by with the current feud with Cena and then later with Rock if it happens or it will have all been for nought. It's actually quite appalling that he has held the title this long and is still seeking validation and/or a memorable moment.
I agree. It's good for CM Punk that the one thing he CAN control in his wrestling has been great throughout, but it would help if there was actually some substance to them. There's no point in being champion if you're gonna have a string of good-but-unmemorable matches. CM Punk was doing that long before he got the belt.
Can someone rank these DVDs for me from best to worst, or just from which you've seen? Thanks, debating which one I should check out first.
The Streak 20-0
Top 50 Finishers
Greatest Rivalries Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart
Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line
The Epic Journey of Dwayne The Rock Johnson
You Think You Know Me: The Story of Edge
Randy Orton: Evolution of A Predator
Again, thanks in advance.
I'm rewatching this with someone next week I believe and I'm glad because it is so good. Excellent documentary on disc one (although pray tell, why mute out the cusses if it's an 18 release anyway?) and also great matches on discs 2 and 3. Disc 4 is my favourite because it has some of his greatest promos. A lot of people accuse Austin of being one dimensional on the mic but this disc with his earlier stuff proves all of it wrong. There was a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas after he was fired from WCW, and I'm glad they did it because it makes for great watching.
2) The documentary for the Edge set is also top notch. The main gripe with this is the match selection, which couldn't be helped because they had to follow a) time constraints and b) "The Story of Edge" itself. That means that the matches are quite common and sometimes not the best possible selection (eg Edge/Hardy ladder match instead of their cage match) but it's still all excellent stuff.
3) I'm really iffy on Orton's set. I don't understand how they go out and mention something as touchy as his drug issues and him nearly dying, and then go and put in some kayfabed bit of him being 'furious' that he lost the Elimination Chamber. I don't remember the match selection but I think it was quite good too (except for matches like vs Hogan and vs Dusty Rhodes, but you understand why they're included)
Top 5 wrestling documentary dvd's (based on the documentary themselves)
1. Rise and Fall of ECW (untouchable, the closest thing WWE has produced that may be considered to be award material)
2. Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Bottom Line on the the most popular superstar of all time
3. Heartbreak and Triumph, The Shawn Michaels Story
4. Breaking the Code, Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho
Starbuck, I,m actually a fan of Randy Orton, but he hasn't done anything since his red hot run in the summer of 2010 , his character is a whole lot of nothing right now, and if you're gonna make a documentary about someones life, make sure the persons life outside the ring is interesting.
EDIT- Choke2Death, even though your rating of the DB V CM Punk MITB match itself is way too low. The CM Punk, DB, AJ stuff was very, very bad and handicapped what could of been a great angle (that is just CM Punk V Daniel Bryan, alone, and no one to fuck things up).
I agree on your number one pick, but having read Michaels' and Jericho's books before watching their sets I was quite bored with the docs, because they didn't really have anything new to tell at all. They're still good releases for the matches and promo content, especially on Jericho's side. Oh and at the bolded, opinions are like buttholes and all that.
What does everyone think about Bragging Rights 2010? Bryan vs Ziggler is a top three favourite match for both men, and I really enjoy the elimination tag as well. I just miss the concept of brand animosity in WWE, it's so annoying that the whole supershow thing means it probably won't ever happen again.