A quick look at Extreme Rules results and review with a little quirck throw in.
Extreme Rules Pre-Show
United States Championship: Santino Marella (c) vs The Miz
Remember when The Miz main evented Extreme Rules last year? If you didn't, he reminded us before the match and proceeded to get hit with the Cobra in under five minutes. I knew it was trouble when The Miz lost the WWE Championship at Extreme Rules and lost to Alex Riley at the next PPV (Capital Punishment)last year but this is just crazy.
Falls Count Anywhere: Randy Orton vs Kane
Predictable and right that Randy Orton wins with the RKO. They fought around Lillian Garcia, the fans and even some WWE Superstars in the back. Zack Ryder got involved and then curled up in the fetal position once Kane tried to chokeslam him. I might be nitpicking but a Falls Count Anywhere match finishing in the ring? Randy Orton hits RKO a little before the 17 minute mark.
Dolph Ziggler vs Brodus Clay
We were welcomed with this gem. Hornswoggle accompanied Brodus Clay to the ring. I can't stand midgets in wrestling unless they are getting chokeslammed by Kane so I'm annoyed from the start. I am a Dolph Ziggler mark so obviously Brodus winning in a little over 4 minutes with the big fat man splash gets my fumes going. I began relaxing once Brodus Clay's dancers get going. NEXT!
Intercontinental Championship- Tables Match: Big Show (c) vs Cody Rhodes
Determined by the spin of the wheel in the pre-show that this was going to be a Tables Match. Knew it would either be Big Show squash or cheap Cody Rhodes win. It was the door number 2. Thank God! Seeing the Big Show with the Intercontinental Champinship looked odd. Was kind of hoping Cody was moving up the card but I guess it's on to feuding with The Great Khali. I just puked.
World Heavyweight Championship- 2/3 Falls: Sheamus (c) vs Daniel Bryan
Great Match. Daniel Bryan is the best professional wrestler in the WWE. First fall camed from Daniel Bryan continuing to stomp Sheamus past the ref's 5 count. Second fall after Sheamus passed out in the YES lock. Third fall came from the Brogue Kick. NO! NO! NO! No surprise here. Sheamus got the John Cena treatment. Cheered by children/women, booed by men. YES! chants were plentiful.
Ryback vs Aaron Relic & Jay Hatton
Ryback won. Nobody cared. Crowd chanted "Goldberg". Not rating.
WWE Championship- Chicago Street Fight: CM Punk (c) vs Chris Jericho
Both men dressed in street clothes. Nice spots with CM Punk elbowing Chris Jericho on Spanish announce table. No bueno for Jericho. He loses to the GTS in a little over 25 minutes. Very very good match and arguably a match of the year canidate. Punk was way over of course. I hope this feuds over. I really like both but what's the point of contuing it? Side note: I don't like the song "Cult of Personality."
Diva's Championship: Nikki Bella (c) vs Layla
Beth Phoenix not cleared to compete. Eve announces mystery opponent. Was hoping for Kharma but Layla was a wonderful surprise. She looked beauitiful and won in a little under 3 minutes. Smart Mark in me knew that the Bella's contracts were running out so no surprise.
Rating * 1/2 (The 1/2 goes to Layla's outfit.)
Extreme Rules Match: John Cena vs Brock Lesnar
Unlike any match I've seen. Cena busted open from the start. Lesnar dominated for 95% of the match until Super Cena came. I don't really have a problem with Cena going over here. The story that I saw was that Lesnar didn't really care about winning as much as he did physically dominating Cena. A lot of stiff shots and an AA onto the steps at a little under the 18 minute mark.
Overall I really enjoyed Extreme Rules. It was easily the best WWE PPV of the year so far and all of the Wrestlemania rematches were better except maybe Big Show/Cody Rhodes.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10