Originally Posted by Choke2Death
In that case, none of Punk's victories count either.
And yeah, Brock/Cena has dropped for me to ***1/4. I had it at **** which was obviously way too much. The use of the rest-hold brings it down, it lasted over 2 minutes.
And yeah, Taker/Cena have some great chemistry. Their best matches are on Smackdown 03 & 04. (first one takes place weeks before SummerSlam and the latter is in June 24th I think)
I have to relive those matches. I know they're quality though. Especially the one from 2004 that was right before Great American Bash. I always said they had a match on TV that blew away every match on that PPV (yeah I remember being even better than Mysterio/Chavo & Eddie/JBL)
WWF In Your House
1) Bret Hart vs Hakushi ~ ****
2) Handicap Match:
Razor Ramon vs Jeff Jarrett/The Roadie ~ ***
3) King of the Ring Qualifying Match:
Mabel vs Adam Bomb ~ DUD
4) WWF Tag Team Championship:
Owen Hart & Yokozuna(c) vs Billy Gunn & Bart Gunn ~ **
5) Bret Hart vs Jerry Lawler ~ *3/4
6) WWF Championship:
Diesel(c) vs Psycho Sid ~ DUD
IYH Bonus Match #1:
The Undertaker vs Kama ~ DUD
IYH Bonus Match #2:
Bam Bam Bigelow vs Tatanka ~ 1/2*
Sort of a weird PPV. One half of the show actually delivered in giving matches that were worth seeing. Hart/Hakushi was GREAT, Handicap was good with nice psychology and the tag titles was solid although short. All worked. Then the other half is either flat out crap or booking circumstances hurt it OR both. Hart/Lawler was too short. Only real flaw behind it. I know their King of the Ring kiss my foot match that followed this was better. I wanted more though since they work so well together. The KOTR qualifer made ZERO sense. It was over in less than 2 minutes, wtf? As if the PPV wasn't running short already they slimmed that one down. We couldn't get an Undertaker match actually on the PPV, but Mabel can beat Adam Bomb in 1:53. Oh 1995. Main event was trash. Diesel can actually have a good match when he's working vs Bret, Shawn, or Taker. Much could be said the same for SID although I have place in my heart for Sid in thinking he's capable of a decent match with a decent opponent. Naive? Possibly. It was a dull, short affair with a bogus DQ finish that didn't do it any favors. Ending a match like that on TV is forgivable. Ending a PPV on a note like that to only build up to the next PPV (which was one of the big 5 at least) is dumb. Or at least make the DQ substantial to the story.
Two bonus matches stunk. I wasn't expecting Taker to get much out of Kama. I'll always <3 Taker but dammit @ WWF sticking him against every big man ever to be in the company. Some worked and some didn't. This one didn't. At least it had a clean finish. 13 minutes was FAR too much for a match since Kama's "kill me now" bearhug phases weren't doing it for me. Bammer vs Tatanka was a letdown. Bigelow is great and Tatanka is a pretty solid cat. Went the route of a boring 90's weardown match by the heel until Bigelow was able to get the pinfall. Nothing more to note. Well, the way Triple B won was legit. He leaped off the top into a sunset flip to win. What an athlete.