I would have thrown some money at it (enough to get the DVD as a reward), but I'm broke. Ah well, at least I was able to give some to Nigel for his set (can't wait for that to be finish . Though not expecting it until next year now tbh).
I can't wait to see Nigel's documentary. I think I only gave like $5 but I'm glad I did something.
The ECW should be pretty cool. If they make the premiere a real event to go to I will all over that since I go to school in Philly.
Rock/Cena doc was pretty shit to me. Felt like at least 20 fucking minutes of it was about twitter, nothing was interesting to me except Cena/Rock hugging and Punk's quotes about Rock. Pretty boring all around.
Watched Beyond the Mat right before that, I forgot how depressing that Jake shit was. Actually had to skip some of it with his daughter. Still almost as good as it was when I first saw it
Yeah, gotta agree with that. Ironically, it's the one main event not everyone go to see.oat just saw Hogan/Warrior lol.
You know, I recorded that ppv on tape when it aired and I'm really not sure if I've ever went back and tried to watch that match again. I feel like I'd remember something like a main event match cutting off right in the middle of it, but idk. Maybe I just never cared enough about either guy.
Awesome documentary of Rock/Cena, besides the typical Cena/charity case brainwashing, "I'm here and will never leave"(In reality because nobody wants him anywhere else)and some stupid things from HHH and Cena saying that you can't change his "haters'" mind no matter what, yet STILL trying desperately to do it in every opportunity. It was honest in terms of telling how it really was in reality, with Cena as a last choice option etc. They did a great job presenting how big it was, Rock's goal as the greatest and most charismatic performer of all time to create the biggest match of all time, battle of two generations in physical prime and also the background around it. I loved the backstage footage, Rock/Jericho before the match, Rock/Show, even Rock/Del Rio there IIRC when Del Rio came to shake his hand in his locker room. Jericho was great as usual during it. They talked about Twitter was a big part in keeping the story alive without getting stale in 365 days, it was a major aspect of the interest for an entire year. The hype they did before the match backstage as a career defining W was good, that was the biggest match you're going to get in this era of the wrestling industry and it delivered big time. Cena said that Rock's ovation in his entrance was the biggest he ever saw in his entire career. Then Rock saying that when he dropped the final Rock Bottom and got the 3 count, it was 78k CANNONS exploding in insanity, just crazy atmosphere and a moment that will live forever. The last part of Rock/Cena hugging Vince and Rock getting a standing ovation backstage from all the workers after the match was cool, also got a Rock/Tyson interaction there. Overall, really good summary of the biggest, most memorable and most successful feud of this generation and it should stay that way with no rematches or an attempt to recreate the magic of the first time because it's NEVER happening, the legacy and significance of this program is unforgettable as it is.
Second part was the actual feud, all the promos despite some pathetically hypocritical material were good to great to awesome to MONEY. Top 5 will be Rock's return, Rock Concert, Rock/Cena before WM28, Rock history lessons and Rock/Cena/Miz/Truth segment in Boston. Two promos that are in the Top 5 but for some reason weren't on the DVD were Rock at Survivor Series 2011 and Rock in Philly. Don't know why. Rock YouTube annihilation also should have been there but I guess that's too much for the Cena character to handle without looking like a fool.
Matches - Rock316AE system. Rock - *, Cena - 1/2:
The Rock/John Cena vs The Miz/R-Truth Survivor Series 2011 - Such a special atmosphere for a moment that millions upon MILLIONS...Of fans worldwide waited to see for so many years, to the point where you thought it's never going to happen. Seeing Rock walking to the ring that night with New York City giving him one of the biggest ovations in the history of MSG was surreal. Like Jerry Lawler said: "If this doesn't put chills up and down your spine something is wrong with you". Then the match started and it was even more than that, Rock out there outperforming the entire active roster after 8 years was crazy, his timing, selling, athleticism, still the great worker that he is and it was all in place with the hottest crowd of the year starting chant after chant and into every move, great match overall with Rock and Cena trading shots and building for the Rock comeback to end the match. The humiliation Rock along with MSG gave Cena after that was nice as well.
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The Rock vs John Cena WrestleMania 28 - That was the definition of what a big time wrestling main event should be. In terms of an atmosphere, anticipation, star power and the in ring exchanges. Exactly what this match should be when people dreamed about this dream match since 2005. Full of believable nearfalls, full of drama, huge promotion, star power, mega hot crowd, memorable spots and perfect finish. Great in every way and this is what this industry is all about. Watching Rock, not only after almost a decade killing it in the ring for 30 minutes, but with a torn hamstring for half of the match putting on a tremendous performance was unbelievable. All that along with Oscar selling for the ribs and the STF spot. The finish was one of the greatest moments of all time and like Rock said, was like a stadium full of cannons just going fucking crazy like never before, hugging, jumping, throwing beer, that's a rare situation you will be lucky to see again. This match delivered after a year of hype and gave fans exactly what they wanted for over 7 years. One of the best WM main events of all time.
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Best of the extras was Rock telling his inspiring story before the success and singing for his grandmother and grandfather on their grave. I will watch the other part of extras and film cut in a few hours.
Overall, great DVD, if you liked the program this is one of the best they have ever done, if you didn't like the program, you will like it after watching this. Worth watching either way on one of the greatest feuds of all time.
Whilst your posts are usually in-depth, I have never seen you post about anyone other than Rock or Cena. Also, it seems as though you need to reiterate how good The Rock is in every post you make too, like we aren't already aware of your opinions.
Besides that, I enjoyed the doc much more than I expected to - funnily enough for a few of the reasons you stated above.
Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker RR 98 : **** 1/4
Shawn Michaels vs Steve Austin WM XIV : *** 3/4
Steve Austin vs Dude Love IYHU : ***
Steve Austin vs Dude Love IYHOTE : ****
Steve Austin vs Kane KOTR 1998 : *** 1/4
Steve Austin vs The Undertaker SS 98 : *** 1/4
Steve Austin vs Kane vs The Undertaker BIYH : * 3/4
Kane vs The Undertaker JDIYH : * 1/2
The Rock vs Mankind SS 98 : ** 1/4
The Rock vs Mankind RBIYH : ** 1/2
Just some random notes from this years batch of WWE Championship matches (straight out of the oven, of course) :
1998 was a pretty fucking terrible year in-ring wise for the WWF, and it really showed in this championship matches. Either the matches were mediocre(ESPECIALLY for main event standards) like the two Rock-Mankind matches, or they were just downright fucking AWFUL like the Taker-Kane-Austin saga they had going on in the fall. I can't shit on the WWF for this because they were doing record business at the time, but the actual wrestling product left alot to be desired. THAT IS of course, besides 3 matches in particular that I need to address..
Taker-Shawn have the greatest in ring chemistry of all time , and the fact that this was probably the 4th best match they've ever had (not even TOUCHING the other 3) while still being my 1999 MOTY blows my fucking mind. Everything these two touch turns into gold, and this was no exception for sure. Shawn should get all the credit in the world for working in a world of pain here, which leads us to the WM XIV main event , the rise of one Steve Austin. While not up to their KOTR 97 match in terms of in ring quality, this was more of a spectacle (LOVE Shawn's entrance here) than anything, and a brilliantly worked match for two guys fighting through about 83565 combined serious injuries. They kept the ball rolling with the Austin-Foley encounter from OTE, which was a fantastic blend of brawling and technical wrestling to boot, an easy MOTY contender in a lackluster year.
MVP : Shawn Michaels (for his courage) LVP : Kane Best Performance in a Match : HBK RR 98 Most Underrated Performance in a Match : Undertaker SS 98 (FUCKER was hurt as hell) Worst Performance in a Match : Kane JD 98 Most Overrated Performance in a Match : The Rock/Mankind SS 98 .... Gave it to both guys as this gets more credit than it should.
"He's not the biggest. He was never the strongest. He was never the fastest. He was overlooked. He went in the sixth round. So with that being said, all of the intangibles that a quarterback is supposed to have, they overlooked it with him because it was burning from inside of him" - Ray Lewis on Tom Brady