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Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
yeah I picked it up from Seabs as well.
I've been doing a lot of writing about wrestling lately and not once have I actually written anything while the match is going on. If I see something I love I'll make a mental note to talk about it, but then unless I really want to do a proper review and dissect the story and such, I'll just braindump all the things I like and don't like about the match. If I feel like the match deserves a totally analytical review I'll put it on again and go chronologically and talk about what I like and don't like.
Like, here's my Cena/Khali Judgment Day 07 review:
Cena/Khali was pretty cool. Thought Cena's bumping got a bit ridiculous at points (oh come on, no matter how big a dude is he is not going to beat you with a powerslam where he doesn't even lay out) but his offense was all fantastic and he played the underdog role perfectly. Khali looked like a monster here even though he tapped out, and it's all thanks to Cena. About as good a story as you're going to find in a sub-10 minute world title match (think this goes about 8:50). Only thing really holding it back for me is just how shitty a lot of the moves looked (Cena very obviously pulls all his punches in the early going and Khali forgets to sell them, plus general Khali sloppiness).
...and here's my HHH/Jericho Fully Loaded 2000 review:
Aw yeah, this ruled my fucking face off. Jericho is on fire in the beginning and beats up the evil bad guy. Triple H looks desperate, like he wasn't expecting this, and Stephanie does a great job on the outside being all "oh no, Hunter might actually lose." Then Hunter takes control and targets Jericho's injured ribs, and it's pretty cool. Rips off the tape, drops elbows on his back, it's all pretty nice. Stephanie is great again here, looking totally gleeful when she gets to slap Jericho.
Eventually Hunter tries to get the 10 count, but Jericho gets up, so Hunter goes to a sleeper with bodyscissors, which is a really really nice touch because it actually looks like he's putting pressure on the ribs which he's been working over all match. Jericho just barely beats the count and gives this fucking awesome "come on, motherfucker" gesture while staggering around and Hunter punches him in the face and Jericho goes down, but then pulls himself to his feet using the ropes and tells Hunter to hit him again. Hunter does and Jericho gets up again and gives the Game a crotch chop, falling over as he does it. Fucking brilliant spot there. Then Hunter hits a Pedigree for about as great a false finish as you're going to get in a LMS match.
While Triple H is lying down on the top rope in the corner, Jericho struggles to his feet, and Hunter, all pissed off, goes and gets a chair, and hits Jericho in the ribs and then the back with it. He sets up for a Pedigree on the chair but the ref doesn't want him to, so he shoves him out of the way, but this lets Jericho give him a low blow and take control. Perfectly timed, the crowd pops huge for the low blow. From here on out it's a really great finishing stretch. Probably my favorite spot is when Jericho has Hunter in the Walls and Hunter gets to the ropes but because this is a LMS match Jericho doesn't break. Wish more matches did that. Finish which I'm not going to spoil is also fucking fantastic. Puts over the fucking war that this was and makes both guys look awesome.
Both are basically just lists of things I like and don't like, but one is longer, more organized, and took a bit more time whereas the other I basically wrote in five minutes after watching the match. The deciding factor as to whether I'll go all out is a mix of how much I like it, whether I'm starting a discussion or contributing to one (first review was contributing, second was starting), and whether or not I disagree with what appears to be the majority opinion. I'll go a whole lot more in-depth talking about why Briscoes/WGTT FB sucks if people generally think it's good (or even acceptable) than if they all think it's terrible.
This is the other wrestling section. It's still fake to us.