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Re: Your 5 Star Match Lists
Fuck it, I love this match.
Umaga vs John Cena - Royal Rumble 2007
This match should be considered a goddamn classic. Umaga comes into this match with just one loss and via a rollup nevertheless. Cena wrestles a majority of this match a bloody mess with possibly Cena's best blade job since Cena/JBL. Umaga pulls out all the stops to try and end the career of Cena. Cena is still showing the effect of his rib injury from Umaga splashing him through a table off the ropes. The steel steps play a big part in this match as Umaga and Cena destroy each other. They really play Umaga off as a huge threat. Umaga kicks his ass but unlike some of the Cena I Quit matches I don't quite enjoy, Cena gets a good amount of offense on Umaga as well, much of it using the steel steps and trying to outsmart Umaga. Cena nails Umaga's head with the moniter as it is right next to the ring post and the camera angle makes it look real as fuck, even on replay. SOMEHOW Umaga manages to get up from that. Umaga takes control again but misses his running splash through the ECW announce table and yet again, HE'S UP! Meanwhile JR is selling the fuck out of this match and putting over both guys big time. Estrada starts taking off the top rope and Umaga looks to use it to his advantage but NO! Cena finally hits the FU on Umaga and knocks Estrada off the apron. Cena locks in the STFU using the rope to choke Umaga. This goes on for quite a while until Cena lets go. BUT UMAGA IS GETTING BACK UP AT FOUR! Cena finally chokes him again in the STFU with the rope to put Umaga down. - *****
Unbelievable match, imo. Favorite LMS ever and one hell of a war. JBL puts it over as Cena's best performance after the match as well.