Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
HELL IN A CELL 2012
The crowd was DEAD. However for many of the matches I do not blame them. I thought they would at least come alive for the main event and WHC match though. The crowd took quite a bit away from this PPV
Commentary was great tonight, JBL and JR bringing it as always.
Randy Orton VS Alberto Del Rio- ***1/4
Good opening match. It gave a solid start to the PPV. Del Rio seems to be teetering on good/decent matches these days. Orton still puts on great matches. Neither of these men have exhibited excellent or MOTYCs yet. However this went as expected. The random botch where Del Rio jumped from the ropes doing nothing in the process really killed momentum and flow though. The ending was nice, on the replay it still looked nice.
Team Hell No! VS Rhodes Scholars- ***1/4
Good opener followed by a good seconder. I really enjoyed this as a fun match and the end was good. Both teams looked strong and it creates a hook for a rematch at Survivor Series.
Kofi Kingston VS The Miz- ***
Not that great a match. I would easily define this match off the bat as being, well, average. Miz showed a calculated side with the pad/gear spot. The starting sequences with speed were the best of this match though. Watchable.
Antonio Cesaro VS Justin Gabriel -**
Poor to sum up. Very bad flow and absolutely dead commentary and crowd(outside of the Swiss-Death uppercut spot). Very short, which is both good and bad in this case. Cesaro still doesn't click with me, so this rating is probably different to other peoples.
Prime Time Players VS Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio- **3/4
The best part of this was the crowd dancing during PTP entrance. It was an alright match with nothing memorable outside of Sin Cara's spot...which he botched.
Big Show VS Sheamus- ****
Match of the night by a distance. This is where Big Show actually shows(no pun intended here) his worth. When mixed with another smaller brawler, like Sheamus(who I believe is bashed far too much on his ringwork) and he works well. The build for this match was all based on the finishers. Both men kicked out of each others(holy shit at Big Show kicking out of the Brogue Kick, Rock316AE and I said weeks back it would be a moment when someone did kick out and it was!). Equally crazy to see Sheamus kick-out of the WMD. The end was great and shocking winner.
Layla VS Eve Torres VS Kaitlyn- N/A
No rating. Did not care for or watch this.
CM Punk VS RyBack- ***
This match was fun to watch. Both men had their roles psychologically down to a T. Punk who is much smaller than RyBack would not believably take him head on. Especially as a heel. His "scouting" and eventual opportune strikes/assaults worked well and gave an old-school heel feel to Punk. RyBack just played the destructor in this and totally tried to power through the match. I found the actual flow and rythm of the match to be rather offsetting though. It also had NO, and I mean NO need to be in the Cell(outside of the random ending spot). The actual ending was OK but a bit goofy.
OVERALL RATING: 6/10
Ryan Reeves @Ryback22 2m
I call dibs on GTS, Pepsi Plunge and running knee in corner. I am sure Sheamus will take the rest.