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post #571 of 20560 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 06:56 PM
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Angle can be pretty good but only if someone else is leading the match or atleast contributing large parts to the match. His matches in TNA the last few years (especially the one with Hardy in 2010) were just beyond ridiculous.

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ECW Championship: Chavo Guerrero (c) vs. CM Punk - **/12
Smackdown Elimination Chamber: The Undertaker vs. Batista vs. Finlay vs. The Great Khali vs. MVP vs. Big Daddy V - ***
Career Threatening Match: Ric Flair vs. Mr Kennedy - ***1/4
World Heavyweight Championship: Edge vs Rey Mysterio - **3/4
WWE Championship: John Cena vs Randy Orton - ***1/4
Raw Elimination Chamber: Triple H vs. Umaga vs. John Bradshaw Layfield vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho vs. Jeff Hardy - ****

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Only one match left on WM XX for me to watch (main event). My write-ups won't be long for some of the matches, mainly because alot of the matches just aren't worth talking about. The two tag title matches, the cruiserweight open, two women's matches, and Goldberg/Lesnar will be getting one paragraph write-ups.

Everything else, however is solid. This PPV DESPERATELY needed a match like MITB.

BTW, what would you say Angle's best match is in the WWE? Top 10 that I've seen, in no particular order:

vs Undertaker NWO 06
vs Brock SS 03
vs Benoit RR 03
vs Shane Mcmahon KOTR 01
vs Brock WM 19
vs Taker SD 06
vs Taker SD 03
vs Eddie WM XX
Ven 02 Triple Threat
vs Cena SS 05

Haven't seen the Austin match at Summerslam or the NM tag match. That's just off the top of my head as well. Much love for the WM 21 and VEN 05 matches with HBK though.

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Angle's top 10 matches in WWE? Ok. Not in order:

Vs Undertaker NWO 06
Vs Undertaker SD 06
Vs Undertaker SD 03
Vs Lesnar SS 03
Vs Lesnar SD 03 (Iron Man)
Vs Undertaker Vs Rock Vengeance 02
Vs Austin SS 01
w/ Benoit Vs Edge & Mysterio NM 02
Vs Benoit Unforgiven 02
Vs HBK Vengeance 05
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After reading Cal's review, despite not feeling that the match as a whole was THAT great, I will say that the tombstone from HHH is the greatest false finish I have seen. I remember I actually got up from my chair after the tombstone and was all "fuck no!" and thought for sure the streak was over, especially after three pedigrees, the chair shots, the chair shot to the skull, and the call back to the end of Taker/HBK the year prior. I marked when Taker kicked out of that more than in a long time.

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Yeah, that Tombstone was balls awesome.
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I'll throw up some random match ratings before I go to sleep:

Royal Rumble 2005
JBL vs. Big Show vs. Angle- **

Judgment Day 2005
John Cena vs. JBL- *****

Smackdown 2005
Batista vs. Christian- ***

No Mercy 2006
Matt Hardy vs. Gregory Helms- ***1/4

SummerSlam 2003
RAW Elimination Chamber- ****

RAW 2008
Lance Cade vs. Paul London- **

WWF Smackdown 2001
Jeff Hardy vs. Jerry Lynn- ***3/4

No Mercy 2000
William Regal vs. Naked Mideon- *1/2

Judgment Day 2003
Eddie Guerrero & Tajiri vs. Team Angle- ***3/4

One Night Stand 2007
The Hardy Boyz vs. WGTT- ****

Capitol Punishment 2011
John Cena vs. R-Truth- **1/2

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Backlash 2000
WrestleMania 19
WrestleMania 24
WrestleMania 26
Vengeance 2005
Royal Rumble 2009
Royal Rumble 2001
SummerSlam 2002
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In Your House 13: The Final Four
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Watched Wrestlemania 21 a couple of days ago, man that was so close to being a perfect show.

Eddie/Rey was a solid opener, but nowhere near the best match they've had. God knows why Rey chose that mask because he couldn't stop messing with it and it kinda ruined the big moves they were going for as he was too busy adjusting the damn mask. Further planted the seeds for Eddie's epic heel turn a bit later on.

Money In The Bank is still probably the best or at least second best MITB match. It still pisses me off that Shelton didn't do more in the company, because he's so athletic and gifted. What a waste.

Undertaker vs Randy Orton - Call me crazy, but I think this is a better match than HBK/Angle. I love how it seems to build and by the end the crowd is absolutely wild and totally invested. I still remember thinking it was all over when Orton reversed the chokeslam into the RKO. That was the first time I really believed the streak was over. The interference from Orton Snr was nicely done and didn't detract from the match imo. Great back and forth; Undertaker really gave Orton some much needed credibility in 2005 after Triple H almost ruined him for good. Stellar match in my opinion.

Trish Stratus vs Christy Hemme - nothing really to say here. A load of crap, but I do like Trish

Shawn Michaels vs Kurt Angle - a great match no doubt, perhaps not as amazing as others say it is. Still, a Wrestlemania classic for sure. Although I enjoyed Kurt working on Shawn's back for a good portion of match, that's all out of the window by the end as Shawn taps to the Ankle Lock. Angle had done ZERO work on the legs so it seems a bit silly. But, the Ankle Lock being applied gets a bigger pop than most other submissions so I can live with it.

Piper's Pit with Stone Cold Steve Austin. I love this segment being at Wrestlemania, it broke up the show nicely and gave the audience a bit of a rest after some exciting matches. It was great to see Austin and Piper trading insults back and forth, and Carlito was a welcome addition too.

Big Show vs Akebono - who in the blue hell decided this should be at Wrestlemania?

John Cena vs JBL - It's kind of sad that this was Cena's crowning moment and the fans are absolutely, utterly, overwhelmingly....lukewarm for the whole thing. Not much of a pop for Cena's entrance, then a less than good match and towards the end there's even some boos for Cena. Crowd pops for the win but it was completely underwhelming. Seeing as JBL had held the title so long and Cena had been getting so popular, I expected a more epic moment so this was very disappointing.

Batista vs Triple H. This is more like it, a great main event and a nice way to close the show. Now, THIS felt like someone's crowning moment and the ushering in of a new era. The story between Batista and Triple H had been built so well, and people were solidly behind Batista. The match itself is quite great, and it made Batista look more than credible and look convincing with his fan. Also, the fans on hand were solidly behind Batista. Great moment.

Why oh why did WWE send Batista to Smackdown and decide to go with Cena as the main guy on RAW? I thought it was pretty obvious that Batista should've been THE guy for the company to get behind.

Side note - Just watched the Iron Sheik's HOF speech for the first time and laughed my ass off. What the hell was he saying?

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