Quick Thoughts: A two match show; the total amount of time on the undercard got like 35-40 minutes total, lots of short matches. The WHC Match was really the only standout on the undercard. The Rumble was really good as well strengthened by the draft as you saw a lot RAW vs. Smackdown combos, a rare occassion.
Dudley Boyz vs. Ric Flair & Dave Batista- **
Rey Mysterio vs. Jamie Noble- *1/4
Eddie Guerrero vs. Chavo Guerrero- **3/4
Brock Lesnar vs. Hardcore Holly- **
Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels (Last Man Standing Match)- ****
Royal Rumble Match- ****
Ok, I need to check this one out. Was it really that damn good? I'm not a big Roderick Strong fan and quite frankly D-Bryan's in-ring work doesn't impress me like it does most people. I'm not denying the guy's technical abilities but to me that's not all that makes someone a great wrestler. As a matter of fact, knowledge of holds has absolutely nothing to do with being a great wrestler/worker. They're the same thing in my opinion, wrestler and worker. Cause when you're wrestling a match you're basically working.
But yeah, the names you just listed this match sounds like a blow the fucking gasket match. It sounds like a match where it starts of with some chain wrestling for the sake of chain wrestling and then it just fucking blows. It just evolves into nothing but stiff kicks and head dropping and near falls.
so I'm a bit late on this obvs but yo, shut up. nobody thinks you're cool for dismissing every single indy wrestling match ever out of hand. nobody. you look like a fucking moron trying to get the cool kids to like you by saying things suck. you shit on Davey/Eddie from Final Battle for fucking pages like that gets you some kind of cred when it's really digging up a dead horse so everyone can see how cool you are for beating it.
maybe if you stopped watching indy matches with the intention of looking for things to complain about people would actually take you seriously. maybe if you quit hating things you haven't even watched people might listen when you talk. maybe if you'd try and understand why people like things you'd enjoy them, and it's a lot more fun to like things than to hate them.
As a matter of fact, knowledge of holds has absolutely nothing to do with being a great wrestler/worker. They're the same thing in my opinion, wrestler and worker. Cause when you're wrestling a match you're basically working.
Just watched Undertaker/HBK - WM26 for the first time since I watched it live, still as great as back then, I still prefer WM25 though tbh, I just think it flowed slightly better and I enjoyed it more as a match, but I loved the millions of finishers in the rematch.