I'm rewatching Cena vs Rock II and finding it would have been better had the match ended with the spot where Cena ran the ropes, and Rock popped up like the year previous, only this time to be out smarted and get caught in the FU. From a story perspective I thought it made better sense to end the match there since Cena had been going on about the reason the Rock beat him the year before was because he out smarted him, yet this time it was Cena who got the upper hand. Mind you there are other ways the match could have been better, but this has always been a glaring example to me.
Anyway it got me thinking. What are some matches that stand out to you that would have been rated higher had they ended in a certain spot?
And back to Rock vs Cena. Is it out of the realm of possibility that we will see a third match?
If Rock's insurance company has anything to say about it. And they do.
As for the main question, I can think of TONS of matches where they peaked and then kept going too long, although to their credit it doesn't happen that often in WWE main events because they tend to be pretty well timed for TV and PPV reasons. Off the top of my head, I think Rock-Hogan went a bit too long and probably could have ended with the Hulk Up, Rock Kick Out, Rock Bottom sequence. The extra stuff with the People's Elbow felt like overkill. I know there's numerous others but that one really stands out to me.