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Re: The 2008 MOTYC Thread

I think just putting down a rating for a MOTYC is fine, just to state that you think it's a MOTYC.(****+)

If someone asked me to elaborate on a particular match or a discussion was brought up, I would be glad to oblige them.
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I think just putting down a rating for a MOTYC is fine, just to state that you think it's a MOTYC.(****+)

If someone asked me to elaborate on a particular match or a discussion was brought up, I would be glad to oblige them.
Pretty much my opinion as well.

What do you guys think about the Umaga/Hardy cage match? I'm asking this because Meltzer gave it ****, as did some dude from the Torch (can't remember if it was Caldwell or Keller) and personally I don't think it deserves that high a rating. The Whisper in the Wind off the top was sick but even so I wouldn't go higher than ***1/2 on this one.

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I think just putting down a rating for a MOTYC is fine, just to state that you think it's a MOTYC.(****+)

If someone asked me to elaborate on a particular match or a discussion was brought up, I would be glad to oblige them.
My thoughts exactly. I'm not obligated to give anyone anything so get the fuck off my back (and Ownage's) for not typing up some small review. If you want to know why I thought it was good, just ask.

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I didn't think it was that good when I watched it live, I remember enjoying it but not thinking it was anything over the top.

I think I need to watch it again for a definite rating.
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Why do people rate the Angle matches so highly? I don't get it.

Angle just seems like a broken down old fossil trying to work matches exactly the same way as he did when he was actually mobile and in his prime.

I hate the style Angle works personally, mainly because it just seems stupid to me that every main event match that he has has to end with a million masturbatory reversals into ankle locks, the second this happens I zone out and lose interest completely. Not that the rest of his work compells me anyway, which tends to consist of suplexes which mean nothing anymore due to him just throwing them about, but his finshing stretches make me hate wrestling.


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Just watched all these matches in the past couple hours:

Takeshi Morishima, Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura vs. Kenta Kobashi, Tamon Honda & Shuhei Taniguchi NOAH 2/21 ****1/4 (My new MOTY so far. I haven't been this vocal for a match in a long time. If Kobashi and Morishima meet this year, I think it could end up in the top 10 or maybe top 5 MOTY. Whew...I'm tired now...)

Erick Stevens vs. Austin Aries ROH 1/11 ****1/4

AJ Styles vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi NJPW 2/17 ****

Motor City Machine Guns vs. Dick Togo & Hidaka Ikuto ZERO1-MAX 1/1 ****

Jeff Hardy vs. Shawn Michaels WWE 2/11 ****
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I had HBK/Hardy at **** initially but I dropped it down to ***3/4. It was an excellent match, especially for free TV, but Hardy no-selling the leg at the end was a bad mistake on his part and some of the offense wasn't as clean as it could've been.

That said, Jeff is having a hell of a year so far.

vs HBK - ***3/4
vs Y2J - ***1/2
vs Umaga - ***1/2

Too bad his match with Orton didn't live up to expectations.

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Why do people rate the Angle matches so highly? I don't get it.

Angle just seems like a broken down old fossil trying to work matches exactly the same way as he did when he was actually mobile and in his prime.

I hate the style Angle works personally, mainly because it just seems stupid to me that every main event match that he has has to end with a million masturbatory reversals into ankle locks, the second this happens I zone out and lose interest completely. Not that the rest of his work compells me anyway, which tends to consist of suplexes which mean nothing anymore due to him just throwing them about, but his finshing stretches make me hate wrestling.
Both of his matches with Cage and his match with Nagata were great back and forth contests IMO.

He may not be quite as good as he was in the past, but he's still very competent in the ring when given a chance.

I guess some people just don't like his styles at this point, I still find his matches rather enjoyable.

Guess it's just personal preference.
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Both of his matches with Cage and his match with Nagata were great back and forth contests IMO.

He may not be quite as good as he was in the past, but he's still very competent in the ring when given a chance.

I guess some people just don't like his styles at this point, I still find his matches rather enjoyable.

Guess it's just personal preference.
Maybe it is just that, personal preference.

Do you like his finishing stretches with all finisher reversals?


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Maybe it is just that, personal preference.

Do you like his finishing stretches with all finisher reversals?
I know its predictable, but yes I do. I thought Christian did some pretty unique reversals, in their last match and it made it seem that anyone could win at any minute.
Yes, its overkill at times, and Angle hasn't been the same in years, but he is still a solid wrestler in my book, not one of the best, but still entertaining enough.

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