Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Nothing wrong with the way in which Cena beat Lesnar (in so far as it being believeable kayfabe wise, cba discussing the booking issue again). Guy got the shit beaten out of him, but was up against a cocky and brutal monster who wanted to hurt him rather than simply win and therefore began to become more of a reckless monster the longer the match went on. Cena as a 10 year veteran being able to to take the beating and just try and stay alive long enough to draw Brock into a mistake made perfect sense and the quick victory was far more believable than Cena having a 3-5 minute comeback where he beats the shit out of Lesnar. He saw an opening, hit him with a steel chain at full force and scored a desperation AA with his last bit of strength. If Eddie can go nearly 15 minutes after cutting an artery and not lose his title, Cena can overcome a Lesnar beating with a quick opening. Its all in the detail and how they get to that finish that makes it work.
Austin/HHH isn't great, heck its barely good. Disjointed, poorly paced, horrendous first fall which makes absolutely no sense and a less than stellar crowd the longer the match goes on. Only thing I can say it excels in is making it feel like a big match during the opening and the finish building to Austin's heel turn at Wrestlemania. Never actually bothered to watch Punk/Bryan MITB. The AJ saga wasn't doing a lot for me and for whatever reason after reading the results I've just never bothered to watch anything from the show aside from Seabs' epic gif of Ziggler's bump over the announce table.
Neither Punk/Jericho match is anything special. Wrestlemania has a good finishing stretch but the bulk of the match disinterests me and the way they toss out the Punk DQ stip and do away with it after 5 minutes feels pointless. Should have been a pure wrestling match with all the personal escalation coming after the match and heading into Extreme Rules. Speaking of the ER match, it just sums up why Jericho should never work a brawl/hardcore match. I remember Punk taking a few great bumps to put over the 'danger' the match should have had and both guys coming in street clothes was a nice touch but it was just too relient on prop weapons for my liking. Stuff with Punk's sister at ringside was cool though.
Last edited by WOOLCOCK; 12-02-2012 at 11:04 AM.