Re: Your 5 Star Match Lists
HBK/Razor WM10 is the most overrated ladder match in the history of overrated ladder matches. The hokey build-up with two belts isn't very memorable and certainly doesn't yield the kind of heat Shawn had with Marty or Perfect in '93. Both guys put in solid performances and give the crowd what they want, but also leave a lot left to be desired. I hate to say it, but Hall really holds this match back just with his selling and limited moveset. Its a ****1/4 match, severely overrated in the way that many classic rock albums are considered better than some of the music they influence.
And I'm not really even a fan of the gimmick, which is probably why the first Ladder War is my favorite and the only match of this kind I would give the full monty. Sure, the ladder is there in hopes that someone will climb and retrieve the belts, but by this point the feud was obviously about more than titles. The championship is basically a reward for staying alive in this blood feud. As noted elsewhere in this thread, the feud itself was so volital and hate feuled that there are at least 2 other matches involving the Briscoes and Steenerico that are nearly just as good.
Various other matches involving ladders:
LW2 Steen/Generico vs. American Wolves ***1/2
LW3 Briscoes vs. All Night Express ****1/4
WCW Souled Out Syxx vs Guerrero ***3/4
SS95 HBK/Ramon II ****
E&C vs Hardys ****
TLC 2 ****1/4
TLC 3 ****
Last edited by peachchaos : 10-19-2011 at 04:10 PM.