Though I think there are occasions for the epic, finisher kick out fests, I largely agree with this post.
It is not, actually. I thought it was good for its time, but that it doesn't stand the test of time in the face of stiff competition. However, you've convinced me to go back and give it one final look
That's a good point. I suppose it was an old thought that made it onto the page. That's what I'd said for years...that it was the best women's match since Trish vs. Mickie. However, I don't necessarily think it held up as well; maybe some of that is because of the Trish vs. Lita legacy, whereas AJ and Kaitlyn obviously aren't on that pedestal.
Fair enough. Should've led with that, brother! Would've saved you the time and energy of responding to people who didn't care for the dismissive tone set by your original post ! :)
That's awesome that you were there. As I will discuss at length in the coming weeks, I just don't think those matches hold up very well against the modern work we've seen in NXT and WWE since 2014, but it's definitely got the same emotional punch it had all those years ago. I'll be curious to know how people feel about this issue as the series advances - does the work from Trish and Lita hold up ?
Serious question for you - nothing has changed about your perception of women's wrestling these past few years? Not Bayley-Banks? Not Charlotte-Sasha? Not Asuka-Charlotte? None of that has changed your tune?
Sasha is a fantastic, believable heel.
I'd be curious to know your fan background. Old school NWA guy? Earlier?
You're right...nothing today is believable like the old days were, but it's strengths have shifted to other parts of the game, and those strengths are strengths that the women's wrestlers have been able to tap into
That triple threat still tops your list after these past five years?
This would be the reason why I don't buy the "Charlotte and everyone" sort of argument. Alexa has massively benefited from the perception of women's wrestling having shifted thanks to other women. She has been one of the foremost stars in a wrestling world in which women might soon main-event WrestleMania and in which classic matches that contend with the men's matches for best of the night, month, and year are at times expected. Charlotte, due to her pedigree, would've probably been another Trish - a shining star in a universe that didn't have many - but the Revolution gave her a platform to be greater; no doubting that. With Alexa, though, we're going to be talking about her as one of the top females of the ground-breaking women's era, and there's absolutely no way she would've been able to achieve that in a different era.
Hard to argue? I don't know that I'd go that far. I think Charlotte's case is probably easiest, given that her benefit may be the other half of the first pair of females to main-event a WrestleMania. There are other cases to be made for different reasons, but she's at the top of the discussion order
I'm surprised that this mindset still exists. You can get to fifty 3-star level matches just counting everything that has happened since Paige and Emma tore it up on the first live Network special 4.5 years ago.