Theo C.’s WWE Extreme Rules 2014 Review

Extreme Rules Review

WWE Extreme Rules 2014 PosterWWE Money In The Bank
Sunday May 4th, 2013
IZOD Center
East Rutherford, New Jersey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz2GVlQkn4Q
Theme Song
“Come with Me Now” by Kongos

Pre-Show WeeLC Match El Torito with Los Matadores vs. Hornswoggle with 3MB

Pre-Show
WeeLC Match
El Torito with Los Matadores vs. Hornswoggle with 3MB

Result: El Torito def. Hornswoggle in 10:53 after a Springboard Sitting Senton through a Small Table.

Rating: 6.5/10 (Doesn’t Count To Final Score)

 

Triple Threat Elimination Match Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro with Paul Heyman vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Jack Swagger with Zeb Coulter

Triple Threat Elimination Match
Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro with Paul Heyman vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Jack Swagger with Zeb Coulter

Result: Cesaro def. Rob Van Dam and Jack Swagger in 12: 34 after last eliminating Rob Van Dam via pinfall after the Neutralizer onto the trash can

Rating: 7/10

2 on 1 Handicap Match R-Truth & Xavier Woods vs. Alexander Rusev with Lana

2 on 1 Handicap Match
R-Truth & Xavier Woods vs. Alexander Rusev with Lana

Result: Alexander Rusev def. R-Truth & Xavier Woods in 2:35 via submission when Rusev made R-Truth tap out to the The Accolade.

Rating: 3/10

WWE Intercontinental Championship Big E (c) vs. Bad News Barrett

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Big E (c) vs. Bad News Barrett

Result: Bad News Barrett def. Big E in 7:55 via pinfall after the Bad News Ballhamer to become the NEW Intercontinental Champion.

Rating: 7/10

The Shield vs. Evolution

The Shield vs. Evolution

Result: The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) def. Evolution (Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista) in 19:56 via pinfall when Roman Reigns pinned Batista after the Spear.

Rating: 9.5/10 (Match Of The Night)

Steel Cage Match John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt with Luke Harper & Eric Rowan

Steel Cage Match
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt with Luke Harper & Eric Rowan

Result: Bray Wyatt def. John Cena in 21:26 via escape of Cage.

Rating: 5/10 +3 for the ending = 8/10

WWE Divas Championship Paige (c) vs. Tamina

WWE Divas Championship
Paige (c) vs. Tamina

Result: Paige def. Tamina in 6:18 via submission with the Modified Scorpion Cross Lock to retain title

Rating: 5.5/10

Extreme Rules Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kane

Extreme Rules Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kane

Result: Daniel Bryan def. Kane in 22:44 via pinfall after the Running Knee to retain the Championship

Rating: 7.5/10

Thoughts: A good, solid Pay Per View in Extreme Rules. Many would say that it is an awesome Pay Per View, but I wouldn’t go that far. The Pre-Show match was really amusing but at the same time at some really great spots involving not only Torito & Hornswoggle but from Los Matadores and 3MB. Good way to get everyone ready for the show.

The opening match was pretty solid with great showings from RVD and Cesaro. The Swagger elimination with the Deadlift Superplex followed by an RVD 5 Star Frog Splash was just great. Cesaro once again proving his strength and I really hope he’s finally getting that push he deserves.

The Handicap match was what is was and that is to put Rusev over, nothing more, nothing less and it proved its purpose.

The Intercontinental title match is pretty good match between Barrett and Big E. Big E got some boos, basically because the crowd was Pro-Barrett. Seems that the momentum that Big E had has started to fade away and the WWE needs to do something with Big E because it would be a shame for a guy like him to be lost in the shuffle. On that note, Barrett is back as a champion and I’m hoping that his latest title run will be better than his past ones.

What is there to say about Shield vs. Evolution than MATCH OF THE NIGHT…MATCH OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE!!! I had some pretty good expectations for this match and it blew them away. Both teams did really good. Both teams look strong. The Shield are mad over as faces and Evolution puts them over like a million bucks. Really can’t praise this match enough, it’s a must watch!

Now we get to the Cage Match and it was…Okay. It was nowhere near their WrestleMania Match, but it wasn’t bad either. WWE seems to be at the fence on tweaking Cena’s character to give him that edge that reminds older fans of the Old Cena but still have the appeal of the kids. I think Cena wants his character to change a bit but the WWE just won’t let him because they are afraid of the effects it would have on the children who look up to him. Lets make this 100% clear…IT WOULD NOT BE A GOOD IDEA TO TURN CENA HEEL!!!! You can change the character but still have him as a face. WWE needs to take a bit of a risk and see how it goes. They can’t just think “What IF?!” and just do it. People are tired of seeing Super Cena, they need to see Cena evolve, and that does not mean changing the color of his merchandise so don’t think that! But I did enjoy the ending of the match, so there is that.

The Divas Championship Match was decent but the crowd wasn’t into it as much because of the past two matches which is kind of a shame because since Paige has become the Divas Champion, the quality of the Divas matches have improved a bit. But overall, I think the purpose of that match is to hold Paige over until AJ Lee returns from her break and gets her rematch against Paige for the title.

The WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match was the right thing to do to have it as the last match of the night. I was expecting Shield/Evolution to end the show, but I was happy it was this match because I think it’s WWE having confidence in Bryan to Main Event a show as Champion. As for the match, it was great. Bryan showcased his skills, proving that he can brawl as well as he can wrestle plus it’s basically Kane’s best match in about 10 Years. Plus, a FLAMING TABLE?! IN 2014 WWE PG ERA?! Never expect that and it was a welcomed surprise. Great Match and a Great Title Defense by Daniel Bryan.

Overall, the Pay Per View was Great, but hold off on being the most Awesome Pay Per View of the year, guys.

Overall Rating: MAIN EVENT

Match Of The Night: Shield vs. Evolution

Superstar Of The Night: The Shield

Move Of The Night: Seth Rollins’s Balcony Dive

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About Theo Clardy

Well, I was born and raised in Southern California and a graduated from Sonora High School in 1999. Right now, I’m just trying to kick back and try to enjoy life to the fullest. People that know me find me to be a funny and interesting guy. I’m pretty much a nice guy and good to get along with once you get to know me. My family and friends is a very important thing in my life. I never have a girlfriend but hopefully I can find that woman of my dreams someday. I know that sounds sappy and pathetic but that’s how I feel. lol

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