Monday, February 11, 2013

Cena & Hardy vs. Umaga & JBL

Umaga and John "Bradshaw" Layfield vs. John Cena and Jeff Hardy - WWE Raw 5/26/08 - 5

Cena and JBL start off for their respective teams but Bradshaw tucks tail and tags out.  Umaga is monstrous -- he looks like a Power Rangers Megaforce villain.  Umaga destroyed JC with a spinning side slam.  Hardy tried to spingboard into the ring and Umaga swatted him like a fly forcing him to splat on the floor.  Heel control segment is snug and keeps the crowd riled up.  Don't think JBL and Hardy matched up a lot in their careers but their stuff together here is top-notch with Hardy really making all of Layfield's stuff look hurty.  Cena makes it look like every time Umaga clubs him its rupturing his kidney.  JBL is able to escape the Swanton Bomb then hits a (slightly mistimed) Clothesline from Wall Street to decapitate Jeff and score the win.  This was a real fun tag sprint with the faces working hard to put the heels over as dangerous.

Other stuff I've enjoyed recently:

MVP vs. Batista - WWE SmackDown! 5/22/08
May be World Wrestling Entertainment's best answer to Misawa vs. Kawada 6/3/94.  

Sabu and  Team 3D vs. Rick Steiner, Ricky Landell, and Steve Corino - UWF-TNA All Star Night In Maryland 6/9/2007
Great moment when grumpy Steiner exhibited anomie and agitation with Sabu on the outside and angrily threw a chair in his face.

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