Re: Meltzer on the WOR: “The Johnny Gargano vs Adam Cole match is perhaps the best WWE match of all time.”
Dave doesn't seem to rate matches critically. He's not like a movie critic. He rates them based purely on how invested he is in a match. The thing is, ring work isn't the only deciding factor into that. The story, crowd, how invested you are in the wrestlers involved in the match, hell even the promotion or company itself are all factors outside of the actual match itself that can get you invested into the match.
Considering Dave seems to be a huge fan of Gargano and really likes Cole, is it really no surprise that he's reacted in such a way? Getting completely sucked into the moment and invested into the story of the match. I know for a fact there's one other massive Cole mark(who I won't mention by name) on here who seems to have the similar opinion of the match. Despite the flaws that some other fans can point out, such things don't affect the enjoyment of those who are truly invested.
This is why I don't think Dave is biased. Or at least, he isn't really intentionally biased. He rates NXT and NJPW matches higher because he's invested into the storylines and characters of the promotions. He rated all those NJPW main events so high because he truly is, just a massive NJPW mark who gets completely sucked up in the moment during these matches.
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