Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Huh, guess perceptions on the match just differ from person to person. I looked at the HIAC card and Sheamus/Show immediately jumped out to me as MOTN, seeing as both men aren't afraid to work stiff and take big bumps but also have enough of a wrestling brain to incorporate a story in between the violence in order for it to add to a match, rather than be an exhibition of who can hit harder. I can see people being surprised by just 'how good' it was though. Even I would have expected them to work better the more matches they had, but now I'm struggling to see how they can realistically better the HIAC encounter, which is pretty much top 5 for WWE this year, or at worst top 6.
As for working well with Taker....I don't know tbh. The problem is Taker won't work heel, which leaves us asking how well Taker and Sheamus could lay out a face/face match with escalating violence. Show and Henry are excellent at working as the big men bruisers who work their size and seemingly indestructive power as a story into a lot of their matches, and as a result guys like Sheamus who work well from the bottom are almost always guaranteed to click with them.
Sheamus however would realistically work more of a default heel when wrestling Taker, and from what I've seen Sheamus is far better as the hard hitting badass working from the bottom, than he is the bully beating up victims. Same with Taker, I think he's far better working as a face and working from the bottom to make his size and power the difference maker than he is the guy working as the base for a babyface to make a comeback against.
I just get the feeling Taker and Sheamus both work better in the role they were put in against Big Show, rather than essentially cancelling each other out. I think both work better when they have that monster base to work against, as a face/face match I think they could work well but definitely think they both shine in face/heel settings compared to face/face.
Last edited by WOOLCOCK; 10-30-2012 at 03:36 PM.