Ben Wyatt's Low Cal Calzone Zone
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Golfing with Stephen Hawking, he lied about his handicap. Didn't need a golf cart though, I just sat in his lap.
Re: Your 5 Star Match Lists
I'm in a sort of funny mood with star ratings these days, I'm more content to just elaborate my thoughts and let that basically sum up my thoughts (if people prefer to just have a rating I'll always provide one, but for now I think a general review can tell my thoughts on the match better than just a simple star rating), but I'd definitely call the Funks v Abdullah/Sheik 2/3 Falls tag as well as '79 RWTL Final as 'perfection'. Not necessarily ***** as I said due to my altering stance on star ratings, but I'm not convinced they could have done a thing better in both those matches than what was put into them. And its not like the first two matches in the series were far and away lesser matches, but those two in particular were just astonishing.
EDIT: As for Austin/Angle, I think its the best match the company put on in 2001, not sure if I'd call it the #1 match in company history but then again I'd have to rewatch the absolute best stuff to try and get a clearer picture. On last watch (for the 00-09 MOTD poll) I came out of it probably the same as I did before, Austin's heel performance was still as captivating and complex as I remembered, Angle was again a fiery and resilient babyface and I thought they timed the Stunners well within the context of the match. They definitely served a purpose in accentuating Austin's psychotic breakdown which led to the referee abuse, and furthered the story going in that Angle had him frightened. Finish was still as gloriously dickish as I recalled, Nick Patrick was really underrated in that elitist prick heel role: post match Ankle Lock might be the most I've ever enjoyed the move.
Last edited by WOOLCOCK; 07-13-2012 at 08:20 PM.