Nervosa, do you still have that huge list of objections you refered to? I thought Richards/Edwards was a 5 star match, so I'd like to see that list, not a big deal if you don't have it anymore though lol.
No problem at all.
1. Eddie never gets worked over, constantly, without quickly hitting some kind of offense. This diminishes not only Davey’s workover, but Eddie’s comeback, which is less impressive as a result of him never really seeming like he was in peril. In also destroys any semblance of pacing. This problem also leads to…
2. As in all Eddie matches, no workoever means no comeback, which is so very important in the match. Anyone notice that the crowd rarely even stood up during this match, and was not only seated but QUIET near the end? When a match is paced like this, they can’t tell WHICH moment is the big one, so they sit down through it all. That is a problem.
3. Davey forgetting not once but TWICE which limb he is working
4. The guys DO get caught talking to each other a LOT here. Like…..every time they are both lying down. It’s really obvious and really horrible: so bad I don’t think there is a camera angle in the building that could hide it.
5. Richards crawling around before Eddie after TAKING the 2k1 to the apron.
6. Sinclair beginning to count out Richards after the double stomp…and then stopping for no discernable reason.
7. The entire Dragon screw portion discussed above. First, why was Davey able to get control out of nowhere after getting worked with 2 1/2 HUGE moves? Why would Eddie, desperate for a win, beg Davey to Dragon screw him? In that amount of time, a ‘desperate’ Eddie, in control only seconds before, could have hit a counter.
8. Richards regaining control at strange times without reversals: first for the dragon screw in the ropes, and then near the end with the saito suplex, the latter of which ended up being his ‘big comeback,’ but had no actual reason behind it.
9. Eddie’s sloppy rana, DISGRACEFUL cloverleaf, and generally poor sit-down pin
10. Overall pacing is generally bad, as discussed previously by Jaws and Antonio above. I will throw in that I think if they rectify problems 1 and 2, the pacing would end up being just fine, but that is just me. A little workover section and comeback in any Edwards match could have gone a long, long way.
Also, I should note, that most of these are better explained in detail in my full review on page 112 in this thread.