I wish they kept Morrison/Rey going after Rey's suspension. That's something I wouldn't have minded seeing 5 matches out of or so.
Morrison/Mysterio/Punk/Hardy/Edge/Jericho on SD in '09.
Best of 7 Series would have been
Toss in DOLPH, Hart Dynasty, Finlay, KNOX, & Drew McIntyre started to come out at the end. Oh, plus Batista's heel turn was awesome. Lead into a strong match vs Mysterio for #1 contendership at the World Championship. Which is what lead to Mysterio vs Undertaker on 12/25.
Even Cryme Tyme worked some good matches too. Plus early '09 Smackdown had the great Cena/Show match.
My Smackdown '09 MOTN would be...I think either Hardy/Punk Cage or Mysterio/Morrison. Have both set at ****1/2 so it's a toss up. Two totally different styles that make each brilliant. I know the lengthy Jericho/Mysterio rematch for the Intercontinental Championship is BOSS too although it plays off all the elements that made the previous matches they had that year great.
Originally Posted by Clique
Completely agree. And we didn't even mention his feud with Regal in 09. They had an awesome match on ECW in November that year. As for Jackson in '10, Christian worked such a great miracle with that one I actually thought Jackson would be a major player after their matches. Oh, Christian/McIntyre matches on SD!
I adore the Mysterio/Morrison match. They went out there and just WORKED. The pace, the move execution, and counters made it a thrilling match. JR was great on commentary too. It's in my top 5 for that year.
Excellent. Even if the start of that program was severely weak with the 10 second "match" at Summerslam. Then they go ECW on Tuesday and get 11 minutes. Go figure. It ruled nonetheless. Great miracle, absolutely. It really, really was. Jackson is like really bad. Bumbling levels of bad. Yet, Christian literally enhanced all the elements of him that were apparently there to become a good beast to counter Christian's fast paced, high impact style. Yep. Christian vs McIntyre matches on SD in 2010 owned. Are they on youtube/dailymotion? Oh how this 2010 project is really coming together for me.
Plus that match went 18 minutes without the commercials. That's phenomenal. Most times the matches that are filled with breaks really don't average out to much of what is shown. Then there comes that match which gets all the time in the world to be developed into something special. That's what I appreciated. Such a great year for the Intercontinental Championship following WrestleMania.
Any thoughts on the last man standing match from the commercial free RAW? It's pretty much the second best Orton vs HHH match. I remember loving it. Have that one high on my list of strong TV matches during 2009. Believe it's the best RAW match of that year. Maybe I could see myself preferring the 6 minute Jericho/Mysterio match over it. Only b/c of how radical all their matches were.