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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Had to rewatch it since the Game marks are upset at my snowflake rating. That's right Greg & Starbuck, I mean you damn cats.WrestleMania 22:
John Cena vs Triple H ~ **
Ok. Bell rings and here we go. JR does his background check on the guys. Cena's is legit. H's is kayfabe. Funny. Crowd is going ape. I'll always enjoy the heat. Makes it that much better when Cena wins. H begins with the whole "schooling" stuff. This annoys me. Cena can wrestle. All because at this time Triple H's ego had him think he knew Cena's style already. He openly said that he thought Cena fuckin sucked around this time. Moron. So instead the match has to be worked like this to start. No other Cena matches have been up to this point. But, it's Triple H so things have to suit him of course. As I rant on the bastard he gets a chant from the fans. Funny how he goes face and eventually he'll get a "na na na" chant come Backlash 2009. Oh those fickle fans. Cena throws punches to finally get some form of an advatage. Strings together a couple of moves. King claims "Cena isn't the best wrestler but he can fight." JR gets mad at that and claims Cena can wrestle but he's only unorthodox. There you go, buddy. You tell em'. Some more clubberin happens. Cena sure changed the momentum of this quick. Then H uses a thumb to the eye to regain the advantage. Only for song long until he gets back dropped onto the steel ramp. More punches by Cena. Dammit John-boy do something else here. I'm putting you over. High knee counter by H. JR comments on the atmosphere and how great it is. Sure is. Match is beyond basic though. Which isn't always bad. In fact it can be awesome. Isn't doing much for me here however. Throw into the steps and another lag in the momentum occurs. Waiting for this match to remain constant with the flow. Triple H starts to put something together. Suplex, knee, massive slobberknocker of a clothesline. Neckbreaker. H presses the advantage for about the 4th nearfall. Ok, I get the story. It simply isn't doing anything for me. I might say that about 3 more times before I finish this. I count 2 so far. Redundant...oh well. Neck work is done on Cena. Don't think this goes anywhere other than to kill some time for Cena to attempt a comeback. Sleeperhold. JR puts over Triple H as some master mat technition. Ha. Oh Jim. That's one thing you say that I'll never understand. Cena kills H with a clothesline of us own. Punches and shit exchange. Powerslam. Jesus christ this match is like from the most generic playbook of a power guy from the 80's. I think that's why I don't care for it. I'll put over these fans again. Regardless of who they're rooting for it is one heck of an atmosphere. That's what is making this match worth something. Not nearly the match on it's own. Cena locks in the STFU for the first time. H worms his way to the ropes after a decent bit in the hold. Cena attempts an FU. Ref gets destroyed in the corner as well as low blowed. Oh boy, that's what this needs A REF BUMP. D-X crotch chop. Fans explode. Lolz it's amazing to me how this crowd is reacting to this match doing completely nothing. H gets his trusty sledgehammer, nails Cena with it, and only gets a 2. omg? JR puts over Cena's will to leave Mania with the gold. FU is hit..1...2...KICK OUT~! That was the obvious defining moment right there. Cena is flabbergasted that his finisher didn't take out dur game. Cena goes up top, that's unusual for this time. Goes for a crossbody and totally misses. Game attemps a pedigree, counter back into the STFU. Fans start to panic as this is the second time and could really be the end. H starts to fade. Ref checks his arms, he survives the third drop. H reaches for the rope....only to eventually tap out. Sheesh that flew on by.
Yep, not much in that match. Crowd was a lot more entertaining than I remember. That alone helped me find a bit more enjoyment in this. I still think that match is fairly weak. Stick that match in front of a mediocre or solid crowd and it isn't enough for me to care. Can't say the story was really that in depth either. Their Night of Champions 2008 match demolishes this and then some. That's where these guys really hit their mark.
I bumped it up to **. It's now considered "average" by the rating term. That's only because of how much the crowd made it feel like something special when it really wasn't. Glad something decided to make me re-up the match back to **. Was a bit annoyed that I put this in the same area as HHH/Orton WM 25. That match is obviously inferior regardless of how much I put down Cena/HHH. It fuckin sucks. Now I'll put Cena/HHH over HHH/Batista as well. HHH/Batista is another one I never liked. Plus, the better snowflake on this helps Cena out on my dossier of him. Fuck Triple H though.
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