Welcome to the third instalment of the Seconds Please blog series.
To all of those reading right now, I’d like to apologize as it’s been a while since I have written something as life has been extremely busy lately.
Anyways, the match I will discuss today, not review, but discuss caused myself to ask the question if the WWE is burning through “dream matches”.
Now some may not consider John Cena vs Roman Reigns a dream match, but I can see how it’s labeled as such. However, another match that just recently occurred in my opinion to be considered a dream match saw @AJStylesOrg face off against @BrockLesnar which took place at Survivor series 2017.
AJ Styles vs Brock Lesnar
As I stated above, AJ Styles and Brock Lesnar faced off at Survivor Series back on November 19th and put on a classic, which the match indeed left me asking for more. I ended up giving the match a 4 out of 5 stars.
After enduring Brock’s matches this year, I’ll admit I was not looking forward to the match at Survivor Series, in spite of who was in the match. I thought it was going to be the traditional suplex, after suplex, after suplex, but I was wrong. The match saw Brock dominating the match for the first 7-minutes and AJ Styles making his come back for the last part of the match pushing the beast to the limit to only fall victim to one f5.
Considering the end goal is to have Brock Lesnar face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 34, I knew the outcome of the match already. It was how the beast was going to put AJ Styles down is what got me intrigued. I mean both competitors in the match are both high-profiled stars and need to be protected. I thought Jinder Mahal was going to cause a distraction to cause the loss for AJ Styles to build to the rematch at the Clash of the Champions but I was wrong, it was a clean victory for the beast. In spite of the loss however, in spite of it being a clean victory did not damage AJ Styles one bit.
I normally do not like false finishes in a wrestling match but this match even though I knew who was winning, I couldn’t help but to cheer for AJ Styles and hoped he won the match. I found myself smacking the floor with my fist when a 3 count for Styles wasn’t made to declare him the victor. I marked out heavily after AJ Styles hit Brock with the 450 splash as for one second, I thought the match was going to be over. Also, when AJ Styles had Brock in the calf crusher that was also an exciting moment of the match.
I will admit right now that even though my all-time favorite wrestler is the Undertaker; however, with the current product AJ Styles is my favorite wrestler right now. The match was a fantastic match and reminded me of CMPunk vs Brock Lesnar from Summer Slam 2013. With Brock’s contract subsiding after Wrestlemania 34, I doubt Brock and AJ Styles will occur again in spite of Styles teasing the match on the post Survivor Series SmackDown Live episode. I guess I can thank the WWE network, so I can watch it as I please. If you didn’t catch the match, I highly recommend going out of your way to see it.
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