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
Yeah, I mean as you say everything post NWO 2001 is essentially building to the turn, and Rock is really just forced to play a defiant champion and default heel role while Austin's character breaks down with each kickout and JR screaming about just how far will he have to go to beat Rock. The cold eyed facial expressions of shock are extraordinary and the one with blood streaming from his head after Rock kicks out of a stunner is one of my favourites ever.
What I was really trying to say is on last watch some of the brawling/structure seemed a bit off to the point where I thought Austin's character went from just being the icing on a great match, to largely being responsible for the match turning out as well as it did, like if you had someone who isn't as good as Austin playing his character/role then I don't think the brawling, sequences etc would carry the match to 'really great' level.
I still think its a very good match and true to the attitude era style with some more subtle character/story work thrown in, but I do feel its diminished in stature the more I watch it.