For sure. People have blown this out of proportion. Hell, I enjoyed the time I spent watching it (it was so physically impressive it would be hard not to), I just didn't think it was close to as transcendent as people were making it out to be, even as far as selling-light spot heavy matches go. It wasn't as good a a "pro wrestling match" as Volador Jr. vs. Liger earlier in the card but it was most certainly more memorable.Joe Lanza wrote:What's odd about all of this, is this match isn't really all that divisive. I don't see many people at all trashing it, aside from weirdos tagging Vader to get his approval. This match is getting a ton of "not my style of match but it was good and I can see why people loved it" from people that would often bury a match of this ilk.mlev76 wrote:And consider who he is, whose ear he has and the level of respect he's earned.rovert wrote:
Doesn't mean that everyone has to like certain matches-including THE MOST DIVISIVE MATCH IN WRESTLING HISTORY-but when important people recognize their value, it should give some people pause before trashing its place in wrestling.
There are more people trashing the opening sequence gif than the match itself. That has spurred the debates more than the actual reviews of the bout, which most people have enjoyed.
That said I really think they could have changed very little and made up for the match's faults. End the opening sequence before the double flip, no weird letting go of submissions, sell (or at least register) the big spots more, etc. There's really not much they needed to do differently to make it a more "fundamentally sound" match. Which is part of the frustration, I feel like. They could have "slowed it down" without really slowing it down.