Match Planning


I was listening to the Edge & Christian Podcast and they were discussing match planning. Edge made a mention that Eddie Guerrero didn't like to plan, he enjoyed being given a finish only and going out there and winging it while Kurt Angle enjoyed to plan the match beforehand move for move. He also said that back then the matches would go according to crowd reaction so if something wasn't working, they would move onto something else. That got me thinking about the recent Samoa Joe/Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar/Roman Reigns match at Mania. Clearly whatever was planned for both matches wasn't working so why not call an audible and change things up? Instead of the 4 planned restholds Joe had to do, as the crowd began to get restless, “hey this isn't working, lets skip the last 2 restholds and go into some big moves”. Now instead of the guys doing what they feel like would be best, they get punished for going off script ala Big Cass. Shows how overproduced the product is these days.

​Yup.  That's about all I've got.​