Re: The 2013 MOTYC Thread
The chamber match may well have simply been a straight fight because outside of Henry's little sequence they hardly made use of the structure as a weapon OR went for eliminations. The pacing was terrible, it lacked any big impact moves, had poor execution and selling and didn't really do much for anyone but Henry and Swagger. Even then, for Swagger, his victory was a hollow one considering the roll-up. His entire spiel about lowlifes looking for handouts, opportunities and preying off the work of others kinda bit him in the ass here. Chalk it up to taking advantage of a situation given to you but he needed more of a decisive win to legitimise himself, in my opinion. But I guess it wasn't the worst booking of the night, that goes down to Rock/Punk for one of the most anger-inducing five minutes of recent memory. It was so fucking stupid. What with Jeff Garrett being name-dropped and Dutch Mantell returning, I wouldn't be surprised if Russo has returned as head booker now, too.
The only good match here was the 6-man tag and, even then, it wasn't truly much to write home about other than Cena & Friends going down clean. A lesser copy of their first match but still in every way entertaining. Here's hoping the matches they've laid out for Wrestlemania deliver better than what was offered here and ADR/Swagger isn't a badly emulated version of JBL/Eddie Guerrero.
Ein volk, ein reich, ein Swagger.