Tonight, they need to have Ryback basically stalking Punk around the cell with Punk running away being the chicken-shit heel for as long as he can. When Ryback finally gets hold of him, just have him destroy Punk for a good solid 10 to 15 minutes. Then, as victory looks certain have someone come out and screw Ryback over causing Punk to crawl away with the belt. Anything remotely resembling Taker/HBK from 1997 is fine with me.
They should have PAST RYBACK debut. He was supposed to be from the future anyway so we can turn this into some Looper shit.
I would invest in the PPV matches of '09-'10 DVD, imo. It's worth the cheap price for Mysterio/Jericho from GAB, HBK/Taker from 26 and Edge/Cena from Backlash alone. But there's tons of other good stuff on there too.
I'm a cheap fuck, so don't expect me to buy anything. And besides, where can I get these DVDs out here in Sweden outside of the obvious online option? Plus if I were to buy any of them, I'd go for the classic stuff first.
I was putting together a top 10 HIAC matches for a different website and decided to check out what other places thought, and came across this brilliance from a couple of years ago via our friends at bleacher:
1. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels
5. Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
6. Undertaker & Steve Austin vs. Mankind & Kane
10. DX vs. Big Show & McMahons
Taker/Orton, Taker/Lesnar & Batista/Triple H were all outside the top 10.
And just to put the icing on the cake, the first two comments:
Credibility is automatically lost with what stands at #1. That's by far the worst cell match I've ever seen and the build-up to it was one of the worst ever.
I don't think anything has ever been more forced than the shitty HHH/HBK feud after Backlash 04. They cost each other title opportunities then they have them brawl all over the arena, trying their absolute hardest to make it OMGZSOFUCKINEPIC and it fails hard. "BAW GAWD THEY'RE FIGHTING THROUGH THE CROWD!!!!" and zero fucks given! Then their cell match got almost 50 minutes and ended up being the most boring piece of garbage I've had the misfortune of watching. You want an example of what The Rock/Austin would be like if the feud sucked? This shows it perfectly.
I don't think the HBK - HHH feud was as bad as people say it was. Yes some matches did take long but it wasn't a bad feud IMO. Though, I would agree that their 2002 feud was much better than the 2004 feud.
That feud legit holds a special place in my heart, and I absolutely adore the matches that these two were able to put on together.
SS 02 : ***** (One of the greatest matches ever)
ARM 02 : *** 3/4 (FUN FUN FUN)
RAW 03 : **** 1/4 (One of the best BASIC matches ever)
RR 04 : *** 3/4 (Again, FUN FUN FUN)
BB 04 : **** (AWHH YEAHHHH)
TT 04 : *** 3/4 (Love DAT Psychology)
And that's only the well known singles! No bias for :hhh , I swear
"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
Raw 5/13/96: Good.
Raw 12/25/97: Six stars.
Slam 02: I remember liking it but have no idea what I'd think of it now.
Armageddon 02: Rubbish.
Raw 12/29/03: Good.
Rumble 04: Rubbish.
Bad Blood 04: Rubbish.
TT04: Pretty good.
Tribute to the Troops 12/19/05: Rubbish.
Raw 3/27/06: Just watched this now when Cal mentioned it. It was pretty good.