Finally watched Punk/Jericho from Extreme Rules and I loved it. What I did see when I watched it live on tv (the middle stretch) I thought was a lot better this time around, probably because of actually seeing the start and end of the match
. Great, great brawl of a match that was long but so easy to watch. Great spots including the elbow through the table, code breaker with the chair and all the weapon shots looked great too. I preffered it to their WM match by quite a bit actually. I loved everything in here including Punk almost losing his balance on the top rope before the elbow, it really sold the effects of the match. Awesome stuff. ****1/4
I also re-watched Bryan/Sheamus again and I liked that even more this time. Still have it rated at ****1/4
, but now at the higher end of that rating. Bryan is the man.
Brock/Cena would probably be in the **** range if I were to rate it match wise, but as a sheer spectacle of a match, nothing comes close, no not even Taker/HHH. Incredible to watch. In the context of the match I still think the finish was fine and worked well too. Great PPV.
Oh and this would be my top 10 btw. Naito/Okada is pretty much a lock for number 1 at this point, but everything after in the ****1/4 range isn't really in a specific order...
Kazuchika Okada vs Tetsuya Naito (NJPW 04/03) ****1/2
Daisuke Sekimoto vs Suwama (AJPW 02/01) ****1/4
Daniel Bryan vs Sheamus (WWE Extreme Rules) ****1/4
Davey Richards vs Michael Elgin (ROH SITS Night Two) ****1/4
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Minoru Suzuki (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom VI) ****1/4
Katsuhiko Nakajima vs SHINGO (D-Ring 11/02) ****1/4
Go Shiozaki vs Takeshi Morishima (NOAH 22/01) ****1/4
CM Punk vs Chris Jericho (WWE Extreme Rules) ****1/4
Daisuke Sekimoto vs Yoshihito Sasaki (BJW 26/3) ****1/4
Suwama vs Seiya Sanada 2/3 Falls (AJPW 04/03) ****1/4