Monday, April 2, 2012

WrestleMania XXVIII: CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho (WWE Heavyweight Championship)

My first thought... Jericho's jacket really doesn't play on this large of a stage.  Especially since the lights on the left sleeve didn't work.

They really got off to a slow start, and had too much soap opera talking early on.  After about 10 minutes it finally turned into a wrestling match.

I think a lot of people's expectations of this one was a Savage/Steamboat from WrestleMania III type match.  The problem is they just don't make matches like Savage vs. Steamboat anymore.  Those were two guys in peak condition and at the prime of their careers.  In comparisson... yes, Punk is in the place that he could put on one of those matches.  But I honestly think that Jericho is about 10 years removed from that moment.  That being said Chris can still put on great matches, and this one was a very good match.  But there's a difference between putting on a great match and putting on one that will be referenced throughout generations as one of the Top 3 matches of ALL TIME!

The show seemed to have a lot of audio problems during the whole thing.  The most noticeable for me was that Jerry Lawler sounded like his mic was off during this match.

All things considered, I think the match was good and it had the right finish.

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