Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Dec 2011
Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
I'd say Punk/Bryan was ***3/4 to ****, but certainly no higher. This one didn't catch me quite as much as the Over the Limit match, which was pure wrestling at its finest and a good ****1/2. This one felt a little gimmicky between AJ being the referee (and her ref bump) and the No DQ rule. I'm growing a little tired of the typical WWE main event style brawl matches, which seem to always feature the usual chairs and singapore canes, maybe a table. I don't know, I think they can better craft the stipulations around Bryan and Punk as wrestlers -- give them a submission match, an Iron Man match, whatever -- but No DQ doesn't seem to mesh very well with their more mat-based styles.
Still a watchable match, lots of good bits in there, but a little disappointing from both, given what they're capable of producing.