You really thought it was that bad? I completely loved it. It had a great story and great psychology, far more than the Hero/Edwards match (I'm not knocking that match by the way, I really like it). All of the technical stuff at the start of the match worked perfectly and actually helped advance the story of the match which I've gone through numerous times before and don't feel like doing it again lol.
Hero/Sabre is really great, Hero gets his arm worked over and sells it amazingly.
I personally don't see the criticism's of Hero , but I love his mat work and more often that not his matches have a good story and psychology that I really get in to. I can totally see people not digging his mat work and seeing it as 'broing' or whatever, but I love it. Hero is one of my favorite wrestlers and has been since 2009.
I thought it was horrible both times they locked up. Technical wrestling tells great stories but not when you are blatantly showing off and it goes on for Soooooooooooo long. And what is the point of not being able to do a move then doing it a second later?! It scratches my spirit
with curiosity. If you are going to do all that work than at least make the crowd care at some point. Aries vs. Richards was fantastic because when Richards was getting legit offense and started killing Aries with his come back, the crowd was going APESHIT. I love storytelling and everything but you also got to have profit as well. Hero/Claudio was crap and that is putting it lightly. I'm still surprised people liked KOW/Bucks so much. That match started off great then just hit a wall of meh so fast for no reason.
Hero annoys the shit out of me at times. He is a great wrestler but he when he has some faults, it's fucking idiotic at times. It's pretty bad when ExCab & Steen are struggling to find a logical reason as to why Hero is letting Claudio getting counted out despite the champion retaining on a count out. Makes no sense.
Jawbreaker, I guess opinions will just be opinions. Edwards made Elgin look fantastic in the beginning, the middle, and end but he, however, lead the match. Elgin is still wet behind the ears and if given the chance against the guy who is fighting for the championship the next show, it is a better choice to let the higher up guy lead it since it will be guarantee not to fail. When Elgins killed Edwards in that match, he fucked him up.