Originally Posted by Walk-In
I think the false finish after the Sweet Chin Music/Pedigree combo was the height of that match. It did also have some decent psychology in making a lot of homages to the previous bout last year. That being said, it was more about the story than the wrestling & I'm just not a fan of that. I mean, I like a story being told in the ring as much as the next guy, but I don't literally need the wrestlers yelling the story to me as if I'm too stupid to get it unless they say it verbally.
Agreed. There was much to like about it, and it was brutal in several places, but the less-is-more approach would have worked wonders. I liked that Michaels wanted the match finished when HHH began with the chair shots, but it got old really quickly.
Taker/HHH strikes me the same way a lot of Oscar Contenders do: You feel great coming out of it, and you rave, but then you notice the flaws once you start to think about it. The big emotional moments were a bit too obvious, there was a lot of obvious characterization etc. At the end of it, you feel the same way you felt about "American Beauty" or "Ordinary People."
I really don't think HHH/Taker, will age well.