Edge - Taker as far as i'm concerned lost a lot
at the start.
The crowd was blown out by that point, the open venue didn't make it any easier for noise to build, and the fact that Taker was a bit of a shoe-in to win was a killer at first.
At somewhere near the half-way point, it all kinda clicked together.
Edge seems to be something like a WWE version of Austin Aries in terms of performance against good opponents. While you stick him in the ring with a mediocre wrestler and he's only just above mediocre, he didn't look out of place next to Benoit or Angle (good Angle) and always seems to be able to match everything thrown at him. Christian turned out to be the more talented of the two, but Edge can aparently still pull something out when against a high-level opponent.
They told a couple of cool stories (Edge kept countering the "old school" - which i always found an immensely silly move btw - finishers were countered left and right) and ended up with a pretty nice long finish stretch.
What really hurt it was the audio...and by audio i mean commentary and crowd. This would've been a different level of match if JR called it, or if JBL was there, and so would it be were it for a better crowd. I don't know why but they just died in intervals even at the very end.
Overall, i'd say ****-****1/4 from me, mainly because it felt very "cold" at times, especially early on, but at bits near the end too...
What the hell, throw on another 1/4 for Charles Robinson's dash...imagine if he had fallen over
In all seriousness:
P.S. Has anyone notticed how Cole keeps calling Taker's gogoplata (which i don't particularly like tbh) "That move!" because he doesn't know what it's called?