The first two post-WrestleMania Raws made the product feel fresh. There were new programs starting and new guys being featured. However, the last two Raws were stale and took a lot of wind out of the sail. But, they can get a lot of momentum back with a great show tonight.
I missed the pre-show match, but it sounds like the WeeLC match was a whole lot of fun and nonsense.
Here’s our Extreme Rules live coverage. Continue reading
We go over every match in detail (I missed the first few so he covers for me) and have a heated discussion on whether or not the main event was the right thing to do. D is expressive in his dislike for the main event and I was fine with it.
We also discuss what’s next with Brock Lesnar and what they could and should do with him over the next few months.
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Talk about an inconsistent version of Monday Night Raw. You had some very good segments, but on the same show, you had a tug-of-war and dancing segment. Also, there was nothing really must-see, so I can’t imagine the rating will be good.
The Shield defeats a fighting John Cena
Over the weekend, reports came out that John Cena hurt his achilles tendon and there was worry that he’d be out for a little while. I believe it was actually a heel injury.
Cena came out early to grant some wishes on World Wish Day. He brought out three kids, one of whom was born with half of a heart. All three kids got their own nicknames and were part of the show. That John Cena is a good dude. And he doesn’t get enough credit for it.
I was under the impression that Cena and Ryback were going to be forced to tag together to face the Shield, but it never happened. First, Ryback was worried that Cena wouldn’t be ready. Then, when Team Brickie changed the match to a 6-way, added Team Hell No and took out Cena, Ryback refused. So Cena was back in.
Earlier in the show, the Shield came out and talked about all the guys they put out like Ryback, Cena, Big Show, and last week, the Undertaker, which happened on Smackdown. They looked like stars. Continue reading
In what has to be a disappointment, the show did just 147,000 buys in North America and a total of 251,000 including international. It’s a bump of about 35,000 from last year.
And even worse, they beat him at the show, so his value is probably only going down outside of SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, and WrestleMania.
Credit Wrestling Observer/F4WOnine for the buys number.
WWE’s Extreme Rules started with a pre-game show on YouTube with a match between The Miz and Santino for the US title.
1. The Miz vs. Santino
And, the burial of the Miz continues. Miz jobs clean to the cobra.
They did the spin the wheel gimmick for The Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes and it’s going to be a Tables match.
The show opened with a big Cena vs. Lesnar video package, similar to what we’ve seen on TV the last couple weeks.
First up is Randy Orton and Kane. At least they get it out of the way early.
2. Kane vs. Randy Orton
It was kind of backwards. They barely got started in the ring and most of the match was outside of the ring and in the back. It was really awkward and boring early on, but picked up. The story of the match was that Orton kept trying to set up the RKO, but Kane was ready for it. Back in the ring, Kane had Orton set up for the Tombstone on the chair, but Orton got out of it and set up the RKO on the chair, but really, he took most of it on his back. Orton wins.
Winner: Randy Orton
3. Brodus Clay vs. Dolph Ziggler