Monday, November 19, 2007

Miz vs. Matt Hardy (WWE Smackdown! 5/25/07) – 6

This was really good I thought. Pretty early on, Hardy ate a couple nasty Miz back elbows and took a bump backwards, snapping his neck on the way down against the middle rope. From that point on, Hardy acted concussed, really selling the disorientation and head trauma. Miz took control, working over Hardy, cinching a great cravate, rolling through to keep a hold of it, etc. Hardy’s comeback was believable, and featured a great near fall where you thought Miz was definitely done. The only minor quibble is Miz sold the “Twist of Fate” like a reverse neckbreaker, but that aside, this was real solid and told a good story.

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