I don't think it's completely unbelievable that Nash could play Joe. We have people here saying that Joe could take on Angle but lose to Nash. But Nash isn't out wrestling Joe like Angle, he's outsmarting him.
In terms of intelligence I think we can agree that Nash is far more dangerous than Angle. As the saying goes he may have taught Joe everything Joe knows, but he didn't teach him everything Nash knows.
With that said, the angle hasn't been as good as it could be. But I don't think Joe's being buried because of it.
That's my point, Nash's whole deal isn't about beating him physically it's about beating him emotionally, having Joe feel like he doesn't know what the hell he's doing.
He's in his head messing with him, which does more to Joe's win/loss record than actually trying to beat him
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Post by HMARK Center on Dec 31, 2008 14:46:31 GMT -5
Angle certainly did more to hurt Joe than anything else, but I'm of the mind that their first match, if they were going to do it that quickly, HAD to end in a draw.
Joe was the breakout star, Angle was the new face of the company; both guys needed the momentum.
The right answer, again, if they wanted to pull the trigger as quickly as they did, would've been to have them fight to a draw, then brawl too seriously, and, as punishment, Cornette or someone would force them to stay away from one another until he deemed it OK for them to have a rematch. Then, they'd be forced to hold off on the rematch, while, in the meantime, Joe and Angle tore through their respective opposition, until the inevitable rematch.