Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
I don't think it was even close to a territory match and those two were never territory wrestlers. I didn't think it was an attitude era match either.
98-99 isn't a terribly good time for WWF's in ring product, but I didn't think Taker v HHH was very good anyway so I'm betting there are tv matches I can go out and find that I'd say were definitely better. In absolutely honesty, I wouldn't say the match was better than like, three stars. I haven't bothered watching a ton of 98-99 WWF in a while, but there's at least two or three Rock/Foleys I like more (Valentine's Day, Rumble, Ladder match on Raw), Austin/Rock from Backlash, Austin/Taker first blood, Austin/Foley/HHH from SummerSlam, and if I'm remembering it right, Rock/Taker from KOTR. Hell, as much as I don't love ladder matches, I like the No Mercy tag more than Taker v Trip. I can't say I'll think this is all better for sure, but on last watch of each of them I got more from them than my watch of Trip/Taker. And that's only 1999. 98 has more ***+ than 99 (which isn't much anyway). If we're springing outside WWF then there's a BATCH of stuff I wouldn't let Taker/Trip touch with a ten foot pole. I think I could come up with ten matches from 1999 WCW alone I thought was better than it.