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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In the Mouth of Madness
Re: Official Indy DVD Thread
IMO Eddie is fantastic at doing moves, but not much else. His matches hardly ever have a workover/comeback structure because Eddie makes a comeback every 2 minutes and hits a shit ton of signaturte moves. I liked the Hero match because Hero got a good workover on Eddie's arm and he sold it well, but there was still a section of the match where he just started hitting signatures for no reason, then back to strike exchanges for a while which could have been cut out and the match would have been better for it. How is Eddie supposed to garner support as the 'underdog' when he never really plays a face in peril at all, instead he just always comes off as the equal to whoever he is facing because he's hitting moves every 2 minutes instead of just playing the FIP like a good babyface should. An example is the recent DBD match against Strong. Strong does a great job working over Eddie's back for a while, but Eddie never sells it past the moment he gets some kind of comeback, and then he wins the fall with his single leg crab, it didn't make any sense. He never works over the leg (apart from the PWG match against Generico), yet his finishing move is a leg submission, that's just wrestling logic 101.
I used to be on the side defending Eddie against complaints like that, but since the Hero match I started noticing these things more and more, and it's just gotten worse. I still like him, but his flaws are really quite detracting. It's gotten to the point where I no longer look forward to his matches anymore if I'm being honest.
Back to the Generico/Eddie match, I swear Generico just knows psychology and how to add story and character to a match, what I'm saying is if you put Eddie in a match with someone who knows how to do these things, he can be great and can produce excellent stuff.