Had that grungey greebo authenticity that made literally all 10-12 year olds identify with them during a period when it was really hard to be white meat babyfaces.
Just a perfect modern repackaging of that Rock n Roll Express mode of high flying guys who’d sell for days and days. Also had the perfect foils with the douchey E&C and the psychopathic Dudleys.
They were both a little light on psychology which as Severed’s said has definitely had an effect on indie wrestling and a lot of how matches are put together today (for better or worse) focused around your own signature spots and not just working the arm and cutting off for heat or whatever.
Singles both guys seemed to have been hampered by their own inability to see a bad idea from a good one. Some of Matt’s more outlandish bullshit, all of Jeff’s TNA run, although both guys have definitely been battling personal stuff for a lot of that. At their best though they’ve been 5’s, it’s just a 4 overall.