Just copped the CM Punk DVD last night (along with the nWo haven't watched it yet though).
Great documentary, I hate that Vince wasn't interviewed personally to explain some of his decisions that undercut Punk's growth but then again I guess it wasn't necessary. I think after watching the doc you should be able to understand the mind of the man.
Special features: my favorite is "from extra to champion" only because Cena & H seemed not even to remember seeing Punk during WM 22 and to turn around in just a few years and become a champion is truly a great story. Another good one was the December to Dismember story which kinda shows the drastic difference between Heyman & McMahon in booking a show (it should be noted that Lashley winning that title was the beginning of the end for the 3rd brand).
Matches: haven't watched em all yet but I did watch the match with Albright from OVW (I gave it a solid ***, feel like the stoppage slowed the match down but overall good match). Rewatched his awesome match w/ Morrison on ECW TV (****) big fan of their series in general. Now watching the Mysterio match from Over The Limit '10 which was pretty good (*** 1/2) more match stoppage slowing the flow but it picked up big time afterwards. Really fun match, a fan of both guys. Gonna watch his match with DB from OTL '12 now.
When we wrestling fans talk about the creative side of this business names that usually come up (for good or bad reasons) are Vince McMahon, Eric Bischoff, Paul Heyman, and Vince Russo. In ROH Gabe Sapolsky. Even for old school fans know of Dusty, Cornette, Watts, etc. How would you critique Stephanie McMahon's impact on the business or as a creative mind? She has indeed been head of creative for quite some time now as Cal pointed out.
The first is better , and although the Vengeance match gets shit on quite a bit , I'm also a huge fan of that one as well (finish and all actually). HBK's Cyborg ankles that seem to withstand pain like a Mid-80s Hulkster never fails to make me LOL though. DEF check out their 30 minute Ironman match that took place at Raw Homecoming , my lowest ranked out the three although I feel it's horrendously underrated and extremely fun.
WRASSLIN' MACHINE KURT OWNZZZ
"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
ya i have the first match at ***** the second match at ****1/2 and the Homecomming at **** also they had a match in 06 on raw i think i need to re watch, would i be insane to bump the vengeance match up to *****?
You're fucken damn right, you've rustled my jimmies & I assume everyone else's!!! I tell you what, I'll pay your airfare over to Melbourne, it will only be a one way ticket though, because I will KILL you, you child molesting fuckwit!!!