Originally Posted by Stocking Filled w/HAYLEY JOY~!
vs Cody Rhodes (Over The Limit)
vs Drew McIntyre (Superstars 5/31)
vs Dolph Ziggler (Smackdown 5/8)
vs Cody Rhodes (No Way Out)
vs Alberto Del Rio (Smackdown 6/22)
vs Cody Rhodes (Smackdown 7/3)
vs 7 others (Money in the Bank)
vs Mike Mizanin (Smackdown 7/27)
w/Chris Jericho vs Dolph Ziggler & Mike Mizanin (RAW 7/30)
w/Chris Jericho & Kane vs Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, & Mike Mizanin (Smackdown 8/3)
vs Antonio Cesaro (Smackdown 8/10)
The Ziggler match jumps out at me. What's that like?
Originally Posted by sharkboy22
Another match I find to be a tad bit overrated is HHH vs Cena NOC 2008.
Two athletic freaks going back and forth , following one of the greatest matches of all time IMO (trust me, a TON of people will not agree with that previous statement ) . Lesnar's first classic and Rock's second last classic (his last was WM XIX vs Austin). Rock put over Lesnar FIERCELY, and the only person who really made him look better is Taker. UNF 02 and NM 02 RULEZ
So finally saw Cena/Orton BP and well, I freaking loved it!
You know, on one hand I hate how PG means no blood (unless it's Cena/Lesnar of course) but on the other hand the policy against blading really forces wrestlers to gout there and be creative and not rely on high spots and the image of blood cascading down a wrestler's face to put over the match.
Orton's methodical offense just made this match seem so, I don't know, real. Like it just felt raw and nasty. The stops to Cena's head on the steps really made me cringe. The timing was just perfect. The shots from the kendo stick was nasty as well. And here is good ring psychology 101. I'm pretty sure we all thought Orton was going to hit Cena really, really slow with the stick. Well I did so it just made me jump when I saw him in a fir of range just beating the shit out of Cena with the stick. And Cena's selling. My God did it sound like he was in pain. Now that's how you sell!
The finish was just great. Seeing Cena hand-cuff Orton to himself and beat the crap out of him was just perfect timing. It was a well timed and well executed babyface comeback. And the power struggle for the key was the icing on the cake for me. Just some blind blowing psychology in this match.
Yeah, you read right. This match just had me hooked from start to finish and is one of the few matches that I legit bought into and sank my teeth into the entire time.
While we're on the topic of year end lists, what's your favourote feud of 2012?
For me, it's definitely John Cena vs Brock Lensnar. Just 3 weeks of badass RAW after RAW with these two. Man that feud was INTENSE. It's been a long while since WWE churned out a feud with such intensity. It felt as if those two guys really hated each other. I still need to give the match a second viewing (haven't seen it since that night) but damn it's a stronger contender for me. I can't think of any other feud that rivals. Oh and that "I'm not a Superstar, I'm an ass kicker" promo will go down as one of the bests. 6 minutes and it puts over Lesnar, Cena and the match. Hats of to WWE for surprisingly pulling such a great feud out of their ass.
I just watched this War Games match that's on the nWo DVD. Its Team WCW (Ultimate Warrior, Roddy Piper & Diamond Dallas Page) vs Team nWo Hollywood (Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Stevie Ray & Bret Hart) vs Team Wolfpac (Sting, Lex Luger & Kevin Nash)
Despite it being billed as a team match, its actually every man for himself and a #1 contender's match.
Its a pretty good match, I think the cage limited a lot of things and made the ring smaller than it needed to be. The 5 minute one on one portion between Bret and DDP was good. I felt that both guys had did a good job of wearing the other guy down.
The story of Hogan using Stevie Ray and the slapjack weapon as enforcers to help him win worked for me. It gives Hogan an unfair advantage (which is good for a heel) and made Stevie Ray useful (because we know he doesn't deserve to be in that match right?) and of course every heel needs a goal.
Warrior's entrance with the smoke in the ring and the fake Warrior getting slapjacked and stripped of his jacket was actually cool...I started to shit on it at first but it makes sense to distract Hogan and Stevie Ray while the REAL Warrior came out to take Hogan down. There was a decent brief exchange between the two that lead to Hogan running away and locking Warrior in the cage and ultimately Warrior kicks a corner of the cage loose, hurs himself getting out the ring and both he and Hogan disappear into the night fighting.
In the ring among the confusion DDP drops Stevie Ray with the Diamond Cutter and wins the match (oh look Stevie Ray was useful again).
I think the match was fairly good. I think the guys could have used more room to work. Even though they had 2 rings the cage seemed to really limit the action and the cameras made things a bit hard to follow but I enjoyed the match. *** 3/4