Kurt Angle vs Shawn Michaels Vengeance 2005
I was disappointed in this one. Seeing those names I expected a thriller of a match, but the minutes went by and it was like nothing had happened. Failed to connect on any level, and that usually happens when I'm tired or distracted so I watched it twice for good measure and nope. Forgettable by their standards IMO
The overall show is actually pretty good though.
Carlito v Shelton was good. Shelton Benjamin is just so damned athletic, man. Kane v Edge was better than I thought it'd be, except the Snitsky interferences were literally the most random thing ever. Can't say I paid attention to the diva's match, although they did go for time (that was probably all Victoria's work, though.) Triple threat match was okay, although it was awkward noticing how Jericho and Christian were leading him through it so much.
I dropped a 5* rating on the main event earlier in the thread and to elaborate on it... wow. There's a special kind of match that comes along once in a while that completely sucks you in and makes you forget. I knew Batista was winning this one, but it didn't stop me from legit gasping at some of these false finishes. This match had some of the best usage and selling of weapons I've seen. The chain seemed bad enough, but then they brought out the weapon of death - steel chair wrapped in barbed wire - and things just got insane. They had the finish with the Batista Bomb where HHH picks up the sledgehammer and it was actually the death of me. I don't actually do many star ratings, and this is the only match that I've actually given an undoubted 5/5 to.
Why do people say Batista was a bad wrestler? He never struck me as such, and this match proved to me that he was more than capable of holding his own in a match.