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Re: AJ Styles or Daniel Bryan: Who got a better match out of Brock Lesnar?

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They weren't necessary at all. Effective, yes. Good choices, sure. But not necessary.

With that said, I have nothing against them going that direction. My only issue is with the way they did it in the match with Bryan.
They were necessary when you've had Brock destroy guys like Cena even worse than that. And when you're in there with smaller guys like AJ and Bryan, you have to go in that direction, IMO.

Plus, I believe they were necessary to create the kind of comeback that eventually came to life.

Sure, they could have done it other ways. Other ways that would have worked. But none of them would be as effective as this. Because you put that doubt in people's minds only to pull a 180 to where the fans are at a fever pitch.

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Re: AJ Styles or Daniel Bryan: Who got a better match out of Brock Lesnar?

The AJ match was a little tighter and the story was better executed imo. AJ weathering a storm of Brock unleashing hell and striking as SOON as he saw the opening (Brock missing the corner knee) is a better version Bryan kicking Brock in the dick and taking advantage of that.

I know Bryan's the heel and it makes sense, but AJ displaying ALL that fire to fight this unstoppable monster makes a better match imo, than a cheating little shit trying to win anyway he can.

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Re: AJ Styles or Daniel Bryan: Who got a better match out of Brock Lesnar?

I thought the Styles match was fun at points but massively overrated, which I generally feel about Styles and his matches tbh.

I absolutely loved the Dbry match, but I'm Dbry mark and it was my dream match.

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Re: AJ Styles or Daniel Bryan: Who got a better match out of Brock Lesnar?

I'm just glad we actually got both and they each turned out as good as they did.

I need to watch the Bryan match again, but I'd prob go with the AJ match at the current time. As much as I loved Brock ragdolling Bryan around and how Bryan sold that shit, I thought the first portion of the AJ match was a bit better in that regard in terms of variation.

But I always Brock busting out the belly to bellys and in both they were awesome to see.

But as I say, I'll rewatch both matches soon though.
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Re: AJ Styles or Daniel Bryan: Who got a better match out of Brock Lesnar?

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Re: AJ Styles or Daniel Bryan: Who got a better match out of Brock Lesnar?

Neither were that good but the one with Styles was better.
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Re: AJ Styles or Daniel Bryan: Who got a better match out of Brock Lesnar?

I enjoyed both of them, but I thought the one with Styles was a lot better. Lesnar got the better of Styles early on, but Styles looked competitive. With Bryan he fucking destroyed him for the first 5 or 10 minutes and could have won until he decided he wanted to torture Bryan some more. I suppose you could argue that Bryan's dicking around at the start of the match was the goad Lesnar into making exactly such a mistake and it was clever strategy.
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Re: AJ Styles or Daniel Bryan: Who got a better match out of Brock Lesnar?

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They were necessary when you've had Brock destroy guys like Cena even worse than that. And when you're in there with smaller guys like AJ and Bryan, you have to go in that direction, IMO.
Not really.

You can easily play the "catching him off guard" game if you wanted to. Maybe not with Styles because he's a face and all, but there's so much you can do in that scenario with Bryan. Hell, just a simple low blow before the bell even rings is enough to give him the advantage right away.

Edit: Part of me is wondering if I should have included CM Punk's match with Lesnar as well in this, despite the time difference being so great. His match with Lesnar was also critcially acclaimed and I think it's a lot closer between his match and AJ's compared to Bryan's, who had a whole star difference.

But then again, it wouldn't matter, because I already know that I like Punk's match more. To me that's a five star contest and is still without question Lesnar's best match since returning to the WWE.



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Re: AJ Styles or Daniel Bryan: Who got a better match out of Brock Lesnar?

Well both matches are structured almost exactly the same.

The problem with the Bryan match is that by this point, the Suplex City stuff felt really played out and stale, so the 1st half of the match dragged a bit. Maybe it would have worked if they played up Bryan's almost career ending injuries, but with so little time to build the match, that part of the story didn't really come into play.

So I guess I liked the AJ match more since it was done before Brock's act got old.
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Re: AJ Styles or Daniel Bryan: Who got a better match out of Brock Lesnar?

Can we add a poll

I'll go with Bryan just, especially seeing as it was thrown together in like 5 days

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