Although WWE Extreme Rules did have some great matches including the main event between Roman Reigns and AJ Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and the Fatal 4-way for the Intercontinental Championship, only one clash lived up to the pay-per-view's name of being Extreme. That was the Asylum match between Deam Ambrose and Chris Jericho.
First of all, it had to follow the awesome Fatal 4-way, which would have been tough for any match to do to begin with, but the spot at the end involving Y2J falling onto the thumbtacks sold the bout to the fans in attendance and those watching at home.
However, due to the WWE now being in a PG era where they're not allowed to even use the word weapons when talking about chairs and kendo sticks for these types of matches, Ambrose and Jericho thought Vince McMahon would stop them from using tacks in the match as it would cause blood to occur.
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The Canadian superstar revealed on his podcast Talk is Jericho that himself and The Lunatic Fringe were surprised the WWE Chairman allowed them to use the tacks in their match that night.
He said according to Wrestling Inc: "We were really surprised, Ambrose and I, because we came up with the idea for the Ambrose Asylum. We were surprised that Vince allowed us to use the tacks! It hasn't been done in 10 years. It [has] been that long between tack bumps.
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"And when the finish came in and Ambrose is going over, I have to take the bump on the tacks. I have to. He can't take the bump on the tacks and then go on and win. It just doesn't make sense. I think we have to protect this crazy bump because, in my opinion, no one really knows what a bodyslam feels like or a suplex. But everyone knows what it's like to get poked with a needle or get a thumbtack stuck in you.
"We've all had that happen, so people know when it happens, it hurts! And you can actually feel that and empathize with it, [or] relate to it, so I was like, 'you know what, man? We have to use these tacks and make it like it's a pit of fire, like it's the worst thing that could ever happen to you is that you fall into these tacks and you're done'."
He went on to say to get the best effect, they had to tease the tack bump before it happened, and that the anticipation of the tack bump was worse than the pain of the bump itself. He also mentioned that this has been his favorite run in the WWE since 2009 but he won't reveal how long he will be staying for.
Jericho has been great since he came back to the WWE for another run in January earlier this year, and his heel turn has rejuvenated his character making him one of the most entertaining superstars on the roster today. Fingers crossed he stays with the company beyond his match at Money in the Bank.
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