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Join Date: Feb 2010
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Shawn Michaels vs Diesel In Your House 7
Saw this match for the first time today and what a great match this is. This is how you do a No Holds Barred match in a PG environment. As much as I love to see blood, barbwire, thumbtacks and all that goodness, the thing about these kind of No-Dq matches is that they often rely heavily on it to sell the match. In a PG environment these kind of matches forces wrestles to be more creative and focus more on telling a story, rather than holy shit moments. This is exactly what this match did. It told a great story and did it through creative and limited use of weapons.
There's this one spot that legit scared the hell out of me. Diesel ties a belt around Micahels' neck, throws him over the top rope and I don't know if Shawn's just an amazing seller or if it was what it was, but Shawn looked like he was legit gonna pass out. It was scary man. I have to point out the amazing babyface comebacks done by Shawn Michaels. Just badass. It actually felt as if Shawn was giving it his all to win this match. One of the best and well time babyface comebacks I've ever seen, not to mention well timed moments where Kevin Nash would simply derail HBK's comeback.
The ONLY problem I had with this match is that just once again WWE has to do add some booking "WTF" decision in the match. They just have to have their input in the match. The whole thing where Diesel takes off Mad Dog Vachon prosthetic leg is just one of those moments that will leave a bad taste in your mouth.
Still this match is a classic and is one of those matches that I would show someone who doesn't watch pro wrestling to try to get them in it.