I have read countless times about what a great match this was.
I honestly couldn't disagree more. The only reason it is even in question is because of who it is and what an "upset" it seemed to be.
In my opinion it wasn't a great match at all, caldwells headlock was the only moment of excitement. It was never really close, you were always waiting for metcalf to do something to tighten it up, and he couldn't. Great matches IMO are mcilravy v. abas, lang v. caldwell, rohn v. lambrecht(there are countless others obviously) If this was Kyle Ruschell v. Mitch Mueller nobody would talk about this at all. I don't believe in the logic of "it's because who was wrestling" can make a match great. I think it made lots of people happy, but this doesn't make it great.