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post #1361 of 2789 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 03:32 PM
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I marked like hell for that spot. Kinda ironic it was by far and away the best spot in a ladder match.

Only seen the Smackdown MITB yet, very sloppy at parts , in perticular Sin Cara. It's weird with Sin Cara, one minute his offence is as smooth as it gets and the next he's as sloppy as some wrestler you would see at a local Indy show. Tyson Kidd was great as usual too. Lot of botches in the match but still fun.

Sheamus/Del Rio was very meh in my opinion. The main event scene in Smackdown is at it's lowest in years. I've still the RAW MITB to watch and Bryan/Punk. Kinda sad Bryan/Punk didn't life up to the lofty expectations by the sounds of things.

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Yeah that spot was awesome. The springboard sunset flip powerbomb off the ladder spot was also ridiculous, looked like Ziggler had like no way to protect himself from falling on his face.
The entire crowd thought so too. Man, I really wanna see Kidd go far in the WWE.

Ziggler like other greats in the past has won over the audience despite being a heel because he's plain awesome
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Originally Posted by geraldinhio View Post
:Kinda sad Bryan/Punk didn't life up to the lofty expectations by the sounds of things.
Depends who you talk to. I've heard a number of people say it started slow, but I though it was methodical and vicious. Bryan did a great job of ramping up the brutality, and they both did a great job setting up the weapons violence.

I loved it, but I'm not surprised that not everyone did.

Sheamus/Del Rio was weird. I like both guys, but nothing worked at all. No real pacing, just moves.

Smackdown MiTB was ok. Ziggler was the MVP, but it wasn't anything I hadn't seen before. Maybe I shouldn't have watched Hardys/E&C/Dudleys triangle ladder the night before.
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Originally Posted by Kid Kamikaze10 View Post
Finished watching Regal/Ambrose 2.
There is no other match I'd rather see, besides Bryan vs. Cena. Where did you find it?
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No need to watch the SD MITB now.
Legit the best thing on the show.

Though I did enjoy the Bryan/Punk match, it would probably be around ***3/4 for me.

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There is no other match I'd rather see, besides Bryan vs. Cena. Where did you find it?

about 23 minutes in.

It's good. I'll agree about the finish being a bit off. I'll put it in spoiler tags though

Spoiler for .:
It just felt really sudden. Lots of things about the match were great, like Regals control stretch and how similar it was to the first match and even how he and Ambrose played off his shoulder being reinjured in the Rollins match a couple weeks back. Then Regals expression when Ambrose kept getting up after the stair spot unlike the first match where he was broken or thereabouts by then. Then Ambrose bust open Regal's ear and it stopped. I felt like they could at least have gotten a few more minutes of Ambrose being a sick bastard of it and spent less time having trainers and refs keeping them apart. But the last few minutes were great, from Ambrose applying the Regal stretch to Regal applauding the superstar he's helped "mould" almost over the last year, great visual.

One more thing from this I realised is that Regal can still make limbwork look more painful and realistic than 90% of the roster. He needs more matches

Punk/Bryan was alright, about the only match from MiTB I can say that about. ***1/2

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William Regal v Dean Ambrose II- The Final Encounter

EVERYONE go watch this like asap. Such a wonderfully constructed match paying homage to the entire focus of the feud, and a brilliantly extended opening with Regal torturing Ambrose with some of the nastiest holds I've seen inside a WWE ring. It all builds and builds with you not believing that Ambrose will be put away despite the disgusting abuse of his left arm (the same arm that Regal dislocated 1 year ago), and the moment where he catches Regal off guard and becomes the aggressor is just amazing. Regal sells everything in such a legit way you actually question if he may actually be legit fucked, Ambrose popping his shoulder back into place before going on the offensive was just such an awesome little character quirk and the way he hovers over a defenceless Regal has this really eerie atmosphere where you feel like you're about to watch a man be endlessly abused without any ability to stop the agony. Ambrose working over a BLOODY EAR of Regal like a vicious pitbull was totally awesome, and the extended selljob of Regal appearing to be on his last legs only to pull off one little moment of genius to catch Ambrose off guard was such a superb 'veteran' spot. The whole ending could be divisive, but just consider this: the whole feud was about Regal acknowledging Ambrose possessed the Regal esque viciousness to end his career, and yet the sick bastard wanted to fight him because to walk away and hide from such a beating was just not in his nature. The entire build throughout the match culminating in the ending was what this feud had built up to: Ambrose having Regal in a scarily vulnerable position and having his career in his hands. Go into the match with that ideology and I can't see you hating the finish. It really couldn't have been executed much better. And the final bit of action (you'll know it when you see it) was just the absolute embodiment of the clash of characters and the definitive ending to this absolutely stupendous long term angle.
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Read Segunda's review and watch the Ambrose/Regal rematch. Fuck yeah!

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Watched Regal/Ambrose II. The match itself was so good with the story they told, it did seem to me like Shep said they cut it a bit too short for me to call it amazing or anything like that. Regal's work-over was just brilliance though, and what was even better was Ambrose yelling at Regal 'you better take it home with you!' while Regal was working over the arm, or else he would find a way to fuck Regal up, and that's exactly what happened. The post match stuff was something else though. Just awesome. Ambrose just 'gets it', brilliant all around wrestler. I'd give the match about ***3/4, had it gone on 5 minutes longer with the same finish I would have it higher. In terms of the story like Segunda said, the finish worked completely.

If the match did have a proper finish I would have loved to have seen Regal pass out in the regal Stretch after having his ear completely destroyed for a longer period of time.
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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.
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