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post #991 of 2789 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 06:06 PM
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Purists will obviously shit all over stuff like the Michaels-Taker series, End of an Era, and even Lesnar/Cena, but to me those are the kind of matches that define WWE. They're gateway drugs, stuff non-fans can watch and appreciate. Essentially the pinnacle of Vince's product. Sometimes ya'll act like this isn't a television show with a single creator and show-runner and you try to rate these things based on your perception of a performance art. Which is fine, its your definition, but when I think about the Sopranos finale, I think about the entire series that came before it. So, with that in mind, End of an Era was a beautiful finale for me.

I think it even holds up as a Herb Kunze, psychological performance art piece or whatever as well, but that's just subjective I suppose.
A more apt comparison would be the Oz finale: an overly long clusterfuck where as much as we tried not to believe it, we all knew what was coming, and despite some great moments, was ruined by unclear character motivations and occasional overacting, serving as a fairly fitting end to something that had gone on too long anyway.

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Purists will obviously shit all over stuff like the Michaels-Taker series, End of an Era, and even Lesnar/Cena, but to me those are the kind of matches that define WWE. They're gateway drugs, stuff non-fans can watch and appreciate. Essentially the pinnacle of Vince's product. Sometimes ya'll act like this isn't a television show with a single creator and show-runner and you try to rate these things based on your perception of a performance art. Which is fine, its your definition, but when I think about the Sopranos finale, I think about the entire series that came before it. So, with that in mind, End of an Era was a beautiful finale for me.

I think it even holds up as a Herb Kunze, psychological performance art piece or whatever as well, but that's just subjective I suppose.
All the non-fans I know that have seen the End of an Era match have dumped on it, because it was completely ridiculous. However, Purists and non-fans alike, that I know, love Cena/Lesnar.
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Cena/Lesnar was a million times better than Taker/HHH. I can kinda understand why people thought it was great. It was a great piece of cinema but it wasn't a great match.

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A more apt comparison would be the Oz finale: an overly long clusterfuck where as much as we tried not to believe it, we all knew what was coming, and despite some great moments, was ruined by unclear character motivations and occasional overacting, serving as a fairly fitting end to something that had gone on too long anyway.


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Purists will obviously shit all over stuff like the Michaels-Taker series, End of an Era, and even Lesnar/Cena
I only shit on HBK vs Taker 2 and the HHH vs Taker matches because they are subpar. Taker vs HHH last year was the worst of the bunch they would hit a power move lay down for a min or so then get up hit another power move and repeat over and over till the finish.
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Bryan/Punk was the nearest the WWE has had to a 5 star match since Michaels/Cena 60 minute match from the RAW in London.

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I didn't like Lesnar/Cena and my non wrestling fan friend didn't like it. He thought it was boring as fuck as did I. He just got a kick out of Lesnar lifting the referee with one hand. I really didn't like it, and I rewatched it and still didn't like it. Nowhere near the top of this year in my book.
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I thought it was amazing to watch, but as a match I'd have it around the **** area and no higher.
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