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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by Big Red Machine » May 31st, '19, 11:13

cero2k wrote:
May 31st, '19, 10:22
Big Red Machine wrote:
May 31st, '19, 10:00
cero2k wrote:
May 31st, '19, 08:26

to think that Dustin Rhodes got a 5 star at this stage of his career is incredible and as his first match outside WWE.
The "first match outside of WWE" part doesn't surprise me, simply in that he is now better able to pick his spots and save his body for the biggest of matches (like Jericho is doing). I'm more impressed by it being his first match in almost a year.
plus he's also given more time and gets to book a story, as short as it was, that got the fans invested. What i kinda meant is that it's an instance that makes me think what some people could be achieving if not constricted by WWE's matches. And you're right, I didn't even considered 'ring rust'
They didn't really book a story at all. It was more of an idea. THIS is the sort of thing that I think a Delirious or a Gedo do very well (and probably Cody, too), but the issue with Gedo and Delirious is that the schedule their promotion runs does not afford them the ability to tell heated stories based only off of vague ideas, and where both of them often fail is their inability to book the shows between the big shows in a manner that supports the big idea "story," (and, in fact, they both often book in a manner that goes against that big idea, so that the things we are seeing actually hurt or even outright contradict the story). When you only have one show a month and all you do is "big" shows, there are fewer opportunities to screw up by lack of attention to detail.


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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by Big Red Machine » Jun 2nd, '19, 01:52

Just finished the ladder match from TakeOver. HOLY F*CKING SH*T!
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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by Bob-O » Jun 2nd, '19, 08:15

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 01:52
Just finished the ladder match from TakeOver. HOLY F*CKING SH*T!
I'll 2nd that. I'm usually not a fan of ladder/tlc matches, but between this one and the North American Title one I'm starting to think NXT might know how to do them right.
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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by Big Red Machine » Jun 2nd, '19, 08:18

Bob-O wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 08:15
Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 01:52
Just finished the ladder match from TakeOver. HOLY F*CKING SH*T!
I'll 2nd that. I'm usually not a fan of ladder/tlc matches, but between this one and the North American Title one I'm starting to think NXT might know how to do them right.
The AoP vs. DIY ladder match isn't for behind those, either.
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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by Bob-O » Jun 2nd, '19, 08:36

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 08:18
Bob-O wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 08:15
Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 01:52
Just finished the ladder match from TakeOver. HOLY F*CKING SH*T!
I'll 2nd that. I'm usually not a fan of ladder/tlc matches, but between this one and the North American Title one I'm starting to think NXT might know how to do them right.
The AoP vs. DIY ladder match isn't for behind those, either.
Related/Unrelated, hopefully this is the match that puts Montez on the map... but I say this every SP match. Even amongst the smarkiest IWC's, the man goes virtually unnoticed, it's a crime. He's not the freak that Ricochet is, nor is he as polished as New Day, but he gives me SOMETHING every time he's on my screen that makes me wonder why he's not in the same "Future Star" conversations as Velveteen. The dude's got some serious runway.
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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by Big Red Machine » Jun 2nd, '19, 10:38

Bob-O wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 08:36
Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 08:18
Bob-O wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 08:15

I'll 2nd that. I'm usually not a fan of ladder/tlc matches, but between this one and the North American Title one I'm starting to think NXT might know how to do them right.
The AoP vs. DIY ladder match isn't for behind those, either.
Related/Unrelated, hopefully this is the match that puts Montez on the map... but I say this every SP match. Even amongst the smarkiest IWC's, the man goes virtually unnoticed, it's a crime. He's not the freak that Ricochet is, nor is he as polished as New Day, but he gives me SOMETHING every time he's on my screen that makes me wonder why he's not in the same "Future Star" conversations as Velveteen. The dude's got some serious runway.
Excuse me, sir. Those of us who watch EVOLVE have been singing his praises for months.



But to get us back on topic...

COLE VS. GARGANO WAS EVEN BETTER THAN THE LADDER MATCH!
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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by KILLdozer » Jun 5th, '19, 10:22

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 10:38
Bob-O wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 08:36
Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 08:18


The AoP vs. DIY ladder match isn't for behind those, either.
Related/Unrelated, hopefully this is the match that puts Montez on the map... but I say this every SP match. Even amongst the smarkiest IWC's, the man goes virtually unnoticed, it's a crime. He's not the freak that Ricochet is, nor is he as polished as New Day, but he gives me SOMETHING every time he's on my screen that makes me wonder why he's not in the same "Future Star" conversations as Velveteen. The dude's got some serious runway.
Excuse me, sir. Those of us who watch EVOLVE have been singing his praises for months.



But to get us back on topic...

COLE VS. GARGANO WAS EVEN BETTER THAN THE LADDER MATCH!
Monte Ford? Yeah sure, if we need someone to say "YAAAAAWWWWWHHHHH!!!!"...


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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by cero2k » Jun 5th, '19, 12:15

Ospreay vs Shingo BOSJ 26 final

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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by Serujuunin » Jun 5th, '19, 18:21

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 10:38
Bob-O wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 08:36
Big Red Machine wrote:
Jun 2nd, '19, 08:18


The AoP vs. DIY ladder match isn't for behind those, either.
Related/Unrelated, hopefully this is the match that puts Montez on the map... but I say this every SP match. Even amongst the smarkiest IWC's, the man goes virtually unnoticed, it's a crime. He's not the freak that Ricochet is, nor is he as polished as New Day, but he gives me SOMETHING every time he's on my screen that makes me wonder why he's not in the same "Future Star" conversations as Velveteen. The dude's got some serious runway.
Excuse me, sir. Those of us who watch EVOLVE have been singing his praises for months.



But to get us back on topic...

COLE VS. GARGANO WAS EVEN BETTER THAN THE LADDER MATCH!
I don't know how Cole and Gargano managed to top the 2 out of 3 falls match... but dammit they did. I've been forcing my mom to come watch TakeOver with me and she loves it, but I think with this match, it really set the hook in her for NXT, and Cole in particular. She says he reminds her of watching Shawn Michaels when she was younger!

This match was fantastic, definitely add it to my list of 5 star matches too.

ALSO, about Montez Ford. He reminded me in this match a lot of Shelton Benjamin, which is a good thing because he was, to me, one of those extremely underrated guys. I'm not sold on their gimmick, but they won me over on work rate.

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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by Big Red Machine » Jun 6th, '19, 10:24

cero2k wrote:
Jun 5th, '19, 12:15
Ospreay vs Shingo BOSJ 26 final
Yeah
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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by cero2k » Jun 6th, '19, 17:35

From WON:

Shingo vs Ospreay - *****3/4
Cole vs Gargano - *****1/4

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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by Big Red Machine » Jun 6th, '19, 22:24

I just finished the El Phantasmo vs. David Starr ladder match from RevPro. Required viewing for everyone.
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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by cero2k » Jun 13th, '19, 10:57

Dave gave Ospreay vs Lee 5 stars. He seemed to want to give 4.75 to Ibushi vs Naito, but didn't rate since he didn't want people trying to do the same as them. Bryan got to him.

on a related note, he gave out two DUDs to Super Chowdown

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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by Bob-O » Jun 13th, '19, 11:04

cero2k wrote:
Jun 13th, '19, 10:57
on a related note, he gave out two DUDs to Super Chowdown
This might be the best auto-correct ever.
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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by Serujuunin » Jun 13th, '19, 15:21

Bob-O wrote:
Jun 13th, '19, 11:04
cero2k wrote:
Jun 13th, '19, 10:57
on a related note, he gave out two DUDs to Super Chowdown
This might be the best auto-correct ever.
I had a giggle lol

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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by Big Red Machine » Jul 21st, '19, 11:10

Just added Ospreay vs. Okada from G1 Day 7
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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by cero2k » Jul 23rd, '19, 19:03

Big Red Machine wrote:
Jul 21st, '19, 11:10
Just added Ospreay vs. Okada from G1 Day 7
This, tho I didn't get distracted by red shoes

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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by cero2k » Jul 25th, '19, 08:45

5 stars for

Ibushi vs Ospreay
Ishii vs Moxley
Okada vs Ospreay

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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by cero2k » Aug 5th, '19, 19:40

went 10/10 with Okada vs SANADA.

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Re: Your 5 star matches

Post by NWK2000 » Aug 7th, '19, 19:54

Even though I said differently when I reviewed the show, Hart vs Perfect, KotR 1993 is indeed a five star match
Also Jushin Liger vs. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight champion Hiroshi Hase (Liger wins title, 8:39, 5/25/89) (little preview for when I review the Jushin Liger TV Special 8 Disc set)
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