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Old 01-28-2013, 04:34 PM   #8551 (permalink)
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I've been watching this since 1996 so yeah i've seen about all of Rock's matches, back then his elbow never bothered me but i don't know wrestling has changed a lot since Rock was wrestling, we're more in a reality era now. As someone else said its really his secondary finisher with the Rock Bottom being his main finisher, i mean would you have liked to see Undertaker defeat Triple or HBK with a chokeslam? no you'd want the Tombstone. Thats all i'm saying, Punk should have at least lost to Rock's main finisher. Now i'm not infuriated by it or anything it just kinda bugged me, don't get me wrong i'm way more pissed at Cena winning the Rumble.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:11 PM   #8552 (permalink)
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The big match feel was evident with C.M. Punk taking on The Rock. The crowd was more split than I expected for a Rock match, but the Punk group was a more vocal minority than a full half.

- The entire arena, all the way to the back row, was standing as Punk and Rock were introduced in the ring. Pardon the phrase, but it was electric.

- I never thought I would have the opportunity to see The Rock wrestle live again. It was a real treat to sit back and soak it in as a fan.

- This match used more of the bells and whistles Rock had available to him in the Attitude Era than Rock's match with John Cena did. It fit the build better and Rock looked better in this match because of it.

- I loved Punk's coverup for the announce table breaking pre-maturely, but its ultimate untimely collapse was a scary moment and seemed to hurt the flow of the match a little bit. Rock and Punk recovered beautifully, even with the odd moment.

- Seeing a Rock match focusing on working a body part was new for me. I liked the build into the Sharpshooter and was amazed at the pop the Sharpshooter generated.

- Even most of the pro-heel fans (including a group of people in Dolph Ziggler shirts) were cheering for The Rock in this match. I can promise you there was never a moment where the crowd was flat.

- When the lights went out, it was The Shield that came out and Rock did fully take the triple Powerbomb through the announce table. I was surprised to see this occur in total darkness, since it was a major bump and a big spot.

- I appreciated the effort to continue the Punk and Shield story, even with them being banned from interfering. The next chapter of this story should be very interesting.

- The Rock going down and staying down for The Shield's big Powerbomb really helps the group seem like a threat.

- There was an aura of confusion as Punk celebrated. The arena as a whole seemed disappointed and actually angry at the interference.

- The pop of the night went to Vince McMahon, who once again caused the entire crowd to rise to their feet. I can understand certain qualms about the booking of this match ending, but the reaction definitely sold me on it. It also gives Punk a pinfall over The Rock to brag about, which may be important going forward.

- The Rock asking for the match to be restarted after taking a serious beating further reenforces him being in full on babyface mode on this night. It's nice to see a star who was made in the "shades of grey" era of booking take on being the babyface and do it so well.

- The match ended a little too abruptly after the restart for my tastes.

- While I was surprised to see The Rock win the match with The People's Elbow, it harkened back to his greatest career victory, at Backlash 2000. He won his match against Triple H with the People's Elbow as well. It was odd, but not completely unprecedented.

- The Rock's pinfall and celebration were like a party in Phoenix. I don't know when the show went off the air, but I doubt it was before the fans stopped applauding. This was a crazy moment to be a part of.

- After the show, The Rock celebrated specifically for Phoenix. He thanked the fans, his family, and all of the WWE Superstars for creating such a magical night. He didn't speak for long, but he closed with the crowd pleasing "If you smell" line and sent everyone home happy.
WWE needs to invest in better audio equipment because on tv it sounded like the crowd was dead, but come to find out they were very much alive which is not a shock since this match was really good.
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I've been watching this since 1996 so yeah i've seen about all of Rock's matches, back then his elbow never bothered me but i don't know wrestling has changed a lot since Rock was wrestling, we're more in a reality era now. As someone else said its really his secondary finisher with the Rock Bottom being his main finisher, i mean would you have liked to see Undertaker defeat Triple or HBK with a chokeslam? no you'd want the Tombstone. Thats all i'm saying, Punk should have at least lost to Rock's main finisher. Now i'm not infuriated by it or anything it just kinda bugged me, don't get me wrong i'm way more pissed at Cena winning the Rumble.
It caught me a bit by surprise that it was the People's Elbow, not the Rock Bottom, that proved the finishing blow. But it didn't bother me. Punk beat Mark Henry last year with the elbow off the top rope, and I know that's because he couldn't lift Henry for the GTS. But not even the Anaconda Vice, which he used to finish off a similar heavyweight in Brodus Clay just recently. But it's entertainment, and some finishes will be sloppier than others. As a fan of both Rock and Punk, I'm happy that Punk got a chance to be WWE champion at all, let alone own it for 434 days straight, and happy that Rock kayfabe got payback for Raw 1000 and is champion, even if it's only until WM. He's a legend and it doesn't matter if he's off doing a bunch of movies, the second he steps foot in a WWE arena he owns it. Not enough transcendent stars today, and hope that changes soon.
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I apologize if the point I'm about to make has already been made but I've been busy at work and I haven't had a chance to really browse the forum. I notice that a lot of people seem to really have a problem with Punk jobbing out to the people's elbow. You know what? I understand. It was never really the world's most devastating looking maneuver and I think most people always assumed it was just a signature move, not necessarily a finisher.

But you have to remember that one of the main "plot points" of this feud was that Punk supposedly didn't care about the people, and that he accused Rock of being nothing but a big phony in the way he catered to the audience and the fans. In that regard the finish was more than fitting. In the end, Punk got beat by the people's elbow. He wasn't just defeated by The Rock, but by the people as well. It was a message.

Don't get me wrong I think The Rock's pandering is borderline offensive, but I truly believe that's the reasoning behind the finish. Silly or not, I think that was the intention.
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I apologize if the point I'm about to make has already been made but I've been busy at work and I haven't had a chance to really browse the forum. I notice that a lot of people seem to really have a problem with Punk jobbing out to the people's elbow. You know what? I understand. It was never really the world's most devastating looking maneuver and I think most people always assumed it was just a signature move, not necessarily a finisher.

But you have to remember that one of the main "plot points" of this feud was that Punk supposedly didn't care about the people, and that he accused Rock of being nothing but a big phony in the way he catered to the audience and the fans. In that regard the finish was more than fitting. In the end, Punk got beat by the people's elbow. He wasn't just defeated by The Rock, but by the people as well. It was a message.

Don't get me wrong I think The Rock's pandering is borderline offensive, but I truly believe that's the reasoning behind the finish. Silly or not, I think that was the intention.
Interesting take. The People's Elbow being symbolic for the People's Champion taking out the champion who turned his back on the people. It was still a bit of a surprise because in their go-home Raw promo Rock made it clear that he was going to use the Rock Bottom and at that moment Punk would realize it is over. Guess not.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:48 PM   #8556 (permalink)
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Just rewatched most of the match, think I was just a bit to tired to take it in last night, would have preferred it without the Shield fuckery, but the peoples elbow was fine, massive victory pop
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #8557 (permalink)
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You know JR thinks shit is bad when you rant to him about Cena/Rock being predictable and he doesn't say something like "Relax bitch just watch and see stop complaining"
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Was disappointed when Cole said 'OMG King look who it is, it's The Shield', I was expecting it to be Brock Lesnar.

Looking forward to tonight's fall out from the rumble, can imagine the show starts with Rock/Punk/Cena promo.
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Rock put the sharpshooter on properly last night, or at least better than he would normally do it. Maybe Bret gave him a demonstration backstage
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People, if The Rock can take out Hulk Hogan (who has longer title reigns than Punk), Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and countless others, it can take out Punk.

Also, Rock316AE made a very compelling case for The Rock using the People's Elbow. He said that it symbolizes his special connection with the crowd. Remember when Punk said the people don't matter, and that they don't deserve to win? Rock countered with words, and then he countered with actions by using the people's elbow. Makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

The only problem I would have with The Rock not finishing with the Rock Bottom is that it kind of renders his promo on Smackdown's go-home show moot, but this way feels right too.

I don't know what's going on with the WWE's audio equipment, but like someone else said, they need to upgrade it. That live fan report states that the crowd wasn't dead once, yet on TV there were some dead moments. Fix that WWE. FIX IT NOOOOOOW!!!

Also, I hope everybody is preparing for the mark wars that will ensue when RTWM heats up again. What are you doing to get ready? I'm building a bomb shelter, myself.
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