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Join Date: Jan 2011
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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho- Wrestlemania XXVIII for the WWE Championship: ****1/2
Love the build up to this match with both men wanting to prove that they are the undisputed "Best in the World". Not only that, it's a little personal with Chris Jericho calling his father an alcoholic, his sister a drug addict, and that CM Punk is a bastard. Anyway, I love how they used the "If Punk gets DQ'd then he loses the title" rule in the beginning with Jericho egging Punk on by bringing up his father and sister. Then it turns into a pure wrestling match with Chris Jericho working on the back after a suplex from the ring to the outside. I also love the back and forth action with both men trying to get an advantage, especially the last 5 minutes with the counters to their respective submissions. It progressively built up and had good suspense. Great match from two great wresters.
CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho- Extreme Rules 2012: Chicago Street Fight for the WWE Championship: ****1/4
Didn't love this match as much as their Wrestlemania encounter, but a great match nonetheless. The build up to this match I thought was pretty good with Chris Jericho attacking Punk's Straight Edge lifestyle and vowing that he will make Punk drink. As expected in a Street Fight, the pure wrestling goes out of the window and becomes a brawl. I liked Jericho's little heel moments like ramming Punk's head into the barricade in front of Punk's sister (who's in attendance) and pouring alcohol on Punk which was a cool callback to what happened weeks before. Some insane moments made this a really fun match to watch and that brings an end to this feud.
So what did everyone else think of the Punk/Jericho feud? I thought it was really good and well done as it was both about professional pride with being the "Best in the World" and personal pride with Jericho attacking Punk's lifestyle and family.