Extreme Rules was without doubt the best pay-per-view of the year so far, before the pay-per-view even started fans seemed upset at how predictable the card was and that people like Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston weren't wrestling, but WWE more than made up for it.
The WeeLC match pretty much set the scene for the entire night, the crowd was already chanting "this is awesome" about a match that hardly had a rivalry and was just there as a bit of fun, but it was great. People were going through tables and ladders and there were mini chairs, mini commentators and even a mini referee, it was a great kick off show.
The first match of the night was as predictable as you would expect but it was a solid match, RVD and Cesaro has a fantastic bout after Jack Swagger was eliminated and it looked like Rob paid the price after going face first into the bin, but Cesaro continued the hot streak he is currently rolling on.
The Rusev match was probably the only sour note of the night if you had to pick one, but even that was a really good match. R-Truth got some good hits in and actually claimed near fall off the Bulgarian Brute for the first time. It was a short match thought and predictably Rusev continues to be built as the monster he is.
It's official, there are now two British WWE Champions for the first time in WWE history, now I know its for the fan reaction for the month's European Tour but you can't help but feel proud that both of these wrestlers have fought against the odds to be at the top of their game. Bad News Barrett has become a sensation, the crowd can't help but cheer for him and he hit Big E with Winds of Change, Wasteland and The Bull-Hammer to put him away, it really didn't feel like Big E had any chance in this.
It surprised me that Evolution v The Shield was this high up in the card, but the match was so good that much like when the streak ended at Wrestlemania, it felt like nothing could top it, leaving the last three matches with a mountain to climb before they walked through the curtain.
The match itself was hard to predict but it defied all logic I was on my feet for most of the match and Seth Rollins now hold the most Extreme Moment of Extreme Rules, he was trending on Twitter for about an hour after and everyone now agrees that he is the new high flying risk taker WWE has been missing since Jeff Hardy left a few years ago. Roman was as much on point as ever and I genuinely feel like this has match of the year candidate wrapped up, it knocked Shield v The Wyatt's from Elimination Chamber right out of the ball park.
It was really hard to calm down after watching Seth dive from the balcony and Roman spear Batista for the win but down came the cage and probably one of the best matches Cena has been in for a long time. You thought WWE was burying him with his feud? No. If Anything this feud is going to make John Cena. Predictably he managed to take out all three members of The Wyatt Family before going to crawl out of the cage but "Little Johnny" appeared and sang to Cena, scaring Cena back into the cage and into Sister Abigail.
Now we all know the divas match is the breather between the two main events and usually we use it to calm down and prepare for the final match, not last night. Paige and Tamina did the women's division proud, those two women can wrestle! It looked like the match could go either way until Paige locked in the Scorpion Cross Lock, but I really hope this feud isn't over.
Finally we got to the main event, the one most fans weren't really fussed about, bearing in mind it's late and by this time most people have already seen everything they needed to make an assumption about the Pay-per-view and now we just wanted to see if the title would change hands.
It didn't. And for once an Extreme Rules match meant just that, backstage brawl on cars, a forklift, Kane set fire to a table and then himself. It was amazing. No one interfered and it was still a spectacle. I really didn't think Daniel Bryan had it in him after the beat downs over the past few months but wow. What an ending to a great pay-per-view.
I can't even predict Raw, I just know it's going to be explosive. Well played WWE. In a time when everyone thought they were running out of ideas with the Network and old stars coming back. They truly got it right last night.
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