That handicap casket match is a boring garbage bout. No way it can be slapped with the term "classic" on it. Only match that Taker and Orton had that wasn't worth seeing.
The fatal four way for the United States Championship from that PPV is the real under-appreciated match. It's AWESOME.
Btw, I would call the Backlash '05 4 star matches the best 1-2 punch to open up a PPV only if the Tag Team Turmoil wasn't inbetween them, haha. Not saying this is the best opening & second match combo, but it's the first off the top of my head: Judgment Day 2006. London & Kendrick vs MNM and Benoit vs Finlay. That at least takes the cake momentarily.
Yeah I'm just not on my game today... Like ... AT ALL. Got back from the gym earlier after a two-a-day and I'm just falling apart, gotta channel my inner :hhh
Don't like the handicap casket match ? Here's my Orton-Taker Series Rankings for 2005
WM XXI : **** 1/4
NM 05 Casket : **** 1/4
ARM 05 HIAC : **** 1/4
SS 05 : ****
SD 05 : ****
Such a BOSS fucking feud. Feud of the year, obviously.
"He's not the biggest. He was never the strongest. He was never the fastest. He was overlooked. He went in the sixth round. So with that being said, all of the intangibles that a quarterback is supposed to have, they overlooked it with him because it was burning from inside of him" - Ray Lewis on Tom Brady
Casket drags hard for me. I probably would have enjoyed it more if Cowboy wasn't involved. Then again he was taken out for a part of the match. Idk. Just doesn't do it for me. It was my personal favorite feud of that year. But, I was biased since the WWE put my two favorites in a feud vs each other.
Just popped in the NWO: The Revolution DVD. Outstanding so far. I'll throw together a nice little review after it finishes. Completely forgot they had made and released it. Picking up 'Brave' on DVD for my daughter and saw the beautiful white logo.
Edit: Whoa, new interview from Vince Russo...
That has got to be Kane.
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Yeah i quite enjoyed it tbh, wish they would have slightly expanded more on the Stin/Hogan thing though, and the end seemed a bit rushed, could have easily gone for another 30minutes+ IMO, but it was alright.
please don't ruin this thread. it's the only WWE one that doesn't make me want to kill puppies. as far as I know, no-one in here is a Cena mark; they just understand that's he's capable of good-great matches.
the GOAT thread is more for you.
I am. #riseabovehate #CeNation
Dickhead HBK is the GOAT. So much win. You just want to smack the guy for being a little bastard lol.
Jericho vs Shelton was face vs face only with both of them getting personal in the weeks leading up. Jericho showed the edge in the program. Although the crowd for Backlash was much more pro-Jericho, haha. Stellar match. I'm with you on that.
I loved that Last Man Standing. It gets **** from me. Worked out incredibly well, imo.
Rest is whatever. Oh, but I mark like a little kid for Hurricane & Rosey winning since I'm such a big Gregory Helms fan. I HATE the Hogan tag.
I would have given LMS a bigger rating if it involved more weapon violence. Felt too much like a mat-wrestling match and barely used any weapons which is what LMS matches are supposed to be about. Just didn't live up to its stipulation I thought. But still a very good match just like 99% of whatever Benoit has done.
And on the Hogan tag, I forgot to mention this. HBK makes me laugh with his constant jumping around whenever Hogan's song is playing.
Count me in as a "Cena mark" too. I'm not immune to getting annoyed by him to the point of wanting to see him get his ass kicked but at the end of the day, I'm a big fan and often defend him, character notwithstanding.