Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Feb 2010
Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
You didn't find Generico/Steen over the top? Really? Maybe you should go and re-watch it. The match is nothing but high spot>stall for some time>high spot and so on and so on. The match is just both guys using weapons. Every thing that they do involves the use of the weapon and it's just one big set up to a "Holy shit moment"
I couldn't get into it at all. It just felt like I was watching a circus show (then again every indy match feels like that) Typical indy match where it's just really a demonstration of maneuvers rather than, gee i don't know, an actual match. There was some moments where I thought some brilliant psychology was going to be used but I was wrong. I credit Steen for ripping the mask open to expose Genrico's face to bust him over but he just went about wrong. Two solid punches to the face followed up by Generico selling it like a boss *insert blading* and bingo! It would have gotten more over than his circus show of front flips onto the chair. It's a damn circus show, these indy matches!
Then it went into full indy mode and from the moment I saw it I knew it was coming up The thing I dread most about these matches- the finishing stretch. Where it turns into nothing but a finisher fest followed by kickouts.
Generico did the dragon suplex (I believe it was) onto a chair. That did nothing. And I can't even remember the match and it's more or less fresh out of my mind. That's to tell you the amount of ridiculous, meaningless spots there were in this match. Oh and why is it everytime ROH is doing a no-DQ match it follows this pattern
1) The heel managers puts his client's feet on the ropes
2) Ref gets knocked out
3) Some dude from the back comes running down, knocks manager out
4) Gives the babyface a weapn
5) Babyface uses it but heels kick out
and well step 6 is some more over the top shit until fuck me! We get into the finish. Honestly, if all that shit didn't knock Steen out and the Yakuza kick into the fucking brainbuster on the top rope didn't do either, then the only believable finish would be to have Genrico drag a fucking cannon ball to the ring, light the son of a bitch and blow a fucking hole in Steen's stomach. But, despite all that, the most effective thing was one steel chair to the head. Terrible match imo. The fact that it goes 30 minutes doesn't help either. That's just my take on the match.
But on a more interesting note, what gives with these overbooked finishes in ROH? Every no-DQ match, it's the same shit. I've seen it in Joe/Brisco steel cage (which was fucking awesome I might add), Punk/Raven, now this match and even this year there was some match with Steen where the same pattern of swerving and over booking was used. Was it against Richards? Can't remember, but somebody got fucking stabbed. The irony of it all is that one of them got on the mic and praised the other for the match. Umm, he just fucking stabbed you! lol. I can't remember if that's exactly what happened but I know for sure that earlier this year ROH overbooked the shit out of a match and somebody got stabbed.