Re: The 2011 MOTYC Thread
(This post is said without viewing PWG Fear and thus I cannot comment on that match)
The saving grace with Steen/Generico is that you could look at those spots as a spotfest, sure, but they weren't. They were intregral to the story surrounding the match and one of the few times a spotfest made psychological sense and actually paid off as a means to an end.
It was a ladder match and yet, despite this, when each wrestler had a chance to go for the title they did not. They wanted to beat the holy hell out of each other - and the hatred between them because of it felt so real. Sure they pulled out big spots, but each and every time the spots got more insane leading up until just before Generico won because it mad sense to do so.
Re-watch the ending. Steen may not have been fully knocked down while the both of them were on the ladder, but Generico could still have grabbed the belt and the win. He didn't, and I'm glad he didn't as what he did next was one of the greatest ends to a feud and match I've witnessed.
He flipped over Steen and powerbombed his head right into the ladder on the ground. Not only was it a sick spot but it was an amazing "fuck you" of an exclamation mark to their feud. They beat each other to their limits and because of that they "grew" respect for each other and the crowd for laying it all in the ring. Everything in that match was booked to perfection - even the Young Bucks run-in. That is how you end a feud and that is why I loved it so damn much.
*marking out just thinking of the match*
Last edited by Rah; 01-21-2012 at 03:49 AM.