Die Neon Czarina
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I don't think they're harsh. I've gone harsh on a rating or two before. Those matches were honestly "solid" at best. Which considering who was involved and the length they went, is a pretty weak curve.
I don't recall too much leg work vs Bigelow or Piper. Bammer was pretty dominate vs Bret @ KOTR. I think the work vs Diesel was there. At least at Survivor Series. That match was so grueling and had tons of ups & downs that I think even if he did abandon it, it was forgivable. I know I considering that one to be GREAT.
The leg work vs Taker stood out to me simply because he only did it to ground him. That's it. Wasn't much of a prelude to the sharpshooter as it was a way to wear down the dead man and eat up a lot of time. Beating down the leg is counterproductive anyways. Sure, it damages the opponent, but the sharpshooter is a move that puts torque on the back more than it really demolishes the legs, minus the bind he puts them in. It always felt like he should use his backbreakers and russian leg sweeps, etc to work over the back to the point of when the sharpshooter was locked in, the opponent had no power left to even attempt to count/reach the ropes.
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