The WWE put on their latest PPV show on The WWE Network last night with Extreme Rules and it was a entertaining show. Going into Extreme Rules, I wasn’t that excited for it as the buildup for it wasn’t really the best. A lot of matches seemed forced, but the matches themselves were very entertaining and the show was fast and fun. Of course the Extreme according to the WWE could have been a little bit more, but the guys and gals put on a good show.
The highlight of the show for me was the fatal four way match which saw Kevin Owens Vs. Sami Zayn Vs. Cesaro Vs. The Miz. With Cesaro, Owens and Zayn battling it out, it brought me back to the good old Ring Of Honor Days when they were Kevin Steen , El Generico and Claudio . The excitement was great in this match with many attempted pin falls. It was classic wrestling story telling. I’m glad The Miz won, as I like him as champion and he makes a great heel that all the guy have to chase for the title. I hope Steen, Zayn and Cesaro eventually get their IC title runs.
The Asylum match with Chris Jericho Vs. Dean Ambrose was good, it could have been a bit more violent with some maybe flaming tables or something different. The thumb tacks in the ring brought me back to the days of Mick Foley. It was good to see Jericho take a bump into the thumbtacks like that as he’s never really done any extreme stuff in the ring. Ambrose needed this win to keep his momentum up, and maybe Jericho is going off on his yearly hiatus from WWE.
The championship match was a tough match with lots of tables breaking and all. I think the WWE should just keep Reigns as a tough to be monster instead of trying to give him a fake personality that doesn’t work for him. He was monster-like in this match vs AJ Styles and this Roman Reigns is who the WWE Universe wants to see, leave the John Cena stuff to John Cena. It was great to see Seth Rollins come back at the end of the match. I see Seth winning the title at WWE Summerslam that takes place in Brooklyn New York.
All in all Extreme Rules lived up to its name and the WWE did a solid job, I just hope they keep it up in the upcoming weeks. Here are some highlights of some of the matches last night :