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Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
Sheamus v Daniel Bryan - Extreme Rules
-- Fantastic match. The first two falls were absolutely superb. I'm not gonna say Sheamus got carried because his offense was on point, he pulled some cool stuff out of the bag (particularly that Texas Cloverleaf which looked great), and in general had excellent chemistry with Bryan, but let's be honest, this was the Daniel Bryan show. He bumped hard, his control segments were perfect, loved the psychology of sacrificing the first fall in order to fuck Sheamus' arm up, and he worked the crowd like a fucking boss during the downtime prior to the third fall. Everything was brilliant up until the final fall which to me was a bit of a let down. Finishing stretch felt rushed after they had put everything else together so well. Had some issues with Sheamus' selling too. It wasn't unforgivably bad but considering he just passed out due to the pain he was in to lose the second fall he shouldn't have been nailing axehandles and backbreakers. Overall though, still a top notch wrestling match. Definitely the best of both men's WWE careers. With a better third fall I might be calling it MOTY.
Brock Lesnar v John Cena - Extreme Rules
-- Unreal. Just unreal. There's never been a match in company history quite like this and I'll venture to say there never will be. Brock was a fucking monster and Cena was fantastic as well. The opening exchange literally couldn't have been any better. This just wouldn't have been the same (it wouldn't have been anywhere near as awesome tbh) without blood and oh man Lesnar busting Cena open with those elbows was ridiculously sick. Loved the style they worked. Loved the realness. Loved the BLOOD. Heard people bitching about the finish. I liked it. I can understand why people might say Cena shouldn't have won in terms of the overall booking direction of the characters involved but as the finish to a badass wrestling match it was fine. The one thing I didn't like was the second ref bump because Brock was clearly looking at the referee when he did it but that's a minor detail. Awesome.
That leaves me with:
1. The Undertaker v Triple H - Wrestlemania XXVIII (****1/4)
2. Brock Lesnar v John Cena - Extreme Rules (****1/4)
3. Sheamus v Daniel Bryan - Extreme Rules (****)
4. CM Punk v Chris Jericho - Wrestlemania XXVIII (****)