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Ricky Reyes vs. Samoa Joe (ROH Round Robin Challenge III 5/15/2004)

18 December 2016 - 01:25 AM

I thought this ruled, in the same vein as that Cena/Gabriel match where you've got the top guy showcasing why he's deserving of his spot while also making his opponent seem like a threat. I watched this after watching two Danielson/Joe matches from 2003 and not only did I like this way more Joe looked on another level here than he did on those. I liked him periodically looking down at his fist after a strike like he knew he had the ultimate equalizer and that slap was insane.

Roman Reigns vs. Kane (Smackdown! 5/14/2015)

18 December 2016 - 12:04 AM

I hesitated making a thread on this but fuck it I enjoyed this way too much. Even if I don't think it rises above "fun." Basically Regins gives us an entertaining 2015 Kane match centered around his strikes and selling. It's mainly a slugfest but when you have Reigns making me buy Kane's offense as actually doing damage, you're doing something right. Thought him seeming to just be going on instinct on the finish was great, too.

WWE TV 12/12-12/18

12 December 2016 - 07:42 PM

Braun squashes thankfully return

Bobby Lashley vs. Mark Henry (Smackdown! 4/22/06)

10 December 2016 - 05:40 PM

Man I watched this a few years ago but wanted to see it again before I gave it a thread and I still can't believe how much Henry made me care about a Lashley comeback. I watched Goldberg/Henry from 2003 before this and although you could see glimpses of what Henry would become he's on another level here. The trash talk and the mileage he gets out of simple shoves early on is unreal. Plus keeping score as he beat down Lashley ("Three for me! Zero for you!") is something I can't believe hasn't been used more often. This makes every Lashley hope spot feel important and when he explodes out of the corner for that clothesline I lost it. This leads to yet another Henry cutoff centered around rib kicks and jaw jacking before Lashley finally is able to get in a sustained period of offense which the crowd eats up. Finish is fine to me considering the positioning of the two at the time and how hard it was for Lashley to actually create offense and you get a post-match Henry beatdown anyway. 

John Cena vs. Justin Gabriel (Monday Night Raw 09/06/2010)

03 December 2016 - 09:35 PM

Really liked this. Compact, physical sprint that makes you wish they could have had an extended match. I mean, Cena breaking out headscissors and slaps? Corner beatdowns with a hint of nastiness behind them? Come on now. Cena really is a great base for high flyers. Maybe not at Cesaro's level, but you've got stuff like this and that MOTYC against Mysterio in 2011 that shows that this is usually a winning combination. This did a good job reminding you that Cena's top dog while making Gabriel look like more of a threat and also continuing the Nexus program.