WWE Extreme Rules 2017
Once again WWE opened its Extreme Rules PPV, live on Sunday 4th June, 2017 from the Royal Farms Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland. It was exclusive to the Raw brand. With another named Pay Per View with simple card layout, stipulations galore and lacking talent with old hat performers and absent champions, would or even could WWE be able to survive its extremely dense booking?
Let's find out.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Dean Ambrose (c) Vs The Miz w/ Maryse
|Failed second run.|
The boredom of the Intercontinental Championship continues. Resident sap The Miz against even more of a sap that has been all but destroyed by WWE booking, Dean Ambrose. WWE have no one else to fill the void of challenger or champion holder for the sake of it.
The action was once more boring, tepid and pitiful typecasting that has all but evaporated Dean Ambrose as anything meaningful any longer. Two failed IC title runs and a disastrous WWE championship last year from WWE amid growing concerns from this writer have finally ended Ambrose as a main event or compelling mid card star.
His opponent, The Miz, forever a plain weasel with no style, paltry action and the use of his wife to help him out, with yet another lukewarm title holding exercise, does not bode well for anyone in WWE's future. The Miz, of course, won the title once again. The setting is officially still cursed and empty of any charisma. It encourages no feeling at all to its lacking hype. This was simply filler to WWE's very painful cracks ripping its walls apart.
Rich Swann and Sasha Banks Vs Noam Dar and Alicia Fox
|Pathetic perverts and druggies.|
A pre-show show moved into the main card as filler because the card has no other performers should be warning sign for WWE enough. Laboured, sloppy and pathetic spots of no value of another repetitive formula in WWE, with a match fitting enough for the secondary TV shows, was another puerile embarrassment.
The only highly was drug enhancing steroid abuser, who still has not served her suspension for 30 days since last Summer, Sasha 'blanks' Banks, taking down ignorant sex pervert and closet homosexual midget Noam Dar. The love angle couples is so sad even for WWE.
Rich Swann and Sasha Banks won this nothing match that should not have aired and has harmed WWE even more than usual at how it structures p*ss poor card events and expect fans to pay for it.
Ignorant British homosexual Noam Dar, has caused controversy in WWE once more with naked picture leaks and posing for gay selfies sent to other people for seedy sex almost exposing his manhood. This is WWE's finest perverted production. To think this is aimed at kids, too. It also disgraces the LGBT community as they are not all this way. Why Triple H thought this midget was a successful acquisition who has done nothing in his time, makes up the numbers and is injury prone all the time again taints WWE's image and purse strings. How sad.
WWE Raw Women's Championship
Kendo Stick on a Pole
Alexa Bliss (c) Vs Bayley
Another yawn fest in the overly drawn out feud already just one month born, with both performers so lacking in style or passion.
After years of 'on a pole' jokes from audience fans and critics of WWE for being so loose on its ideas, tonight they put a Kendo Stick on one to seem a bit hardcore to get the girls over. It didn't work.
Both females are once more treading water, highly inexperienced for the main stage and victims of overly green call ups rushed through developmental territory turned into Triple H's egotistical playpen 'brand' NXT, which seems not to be focused on training anymore. The results on the main roster have been self evident over the past four years. The ratings support such failings. Triple H's ego won't learn. WWE is sinking ever more fast than ever before and a future looks less than promising under this lacking business, err, strategy.
It was a simple divas match with a few moments of get the stick, not get the stick, everyone take their turn to build some 'ooh-ahh' moments that were simply overdone and wasteful. Both divas could not live up to that pressure placed onto them which should not have had such a lame theme added.
Bayley continues to be lame and an afterthought who just happens to be there to raise divas numbers. Her opponent, Alexa Bliss, is still very green, lukewarm and lacking powerful in-ring presence as a wrestler. She may have some fan following as the best of a bad bunch, but is still way too inexperienced to carry the main brand or title, but there is no one else available either, which hilarious shames WWE's failed diva come women's revolution 'thing'.
The players may have changed but the outcome is still the same, and it is poorer than every for a future to try and encourage as game changing. Alexa Bliss is the best of a bad bunch on the Raw brand, which saw her retain the worthless trinket of no importance. The action was insanely exhausting to watch. Bayley naturally took a heavy beating afterwards. Bayley, a kiddie favourite, could not wield a beating onslaught on Bliss, could she?
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Cesaro and Sheamus Vs The Hardy Boyz (c)
The returning oldies, with Jeff Hardy working injured, and an inconceivable title run that has been excruciatingly underwhelming title holding only (as standard practice in WWE with everyone these days) did not elevate anyone tonight.
Cesaro is always the star that WWE hate for being talented in his own right. Saddled with Sheamus and fully nasty now, the show was poor, despite Cesaro's best efforts to sell everyone else. H looked a stooge and the other three are still not anything other than boring, washed up, old timers or lost youth catching up with WWE's disastrous booking committee.
After another long winded bout, Cesaro and Sheamus scaled the cage to become the new WWE Raw tag champs. It should have been amazing, but was simply an afterthought despite having one half of the best performers back on top to gear the tainted tag division to new heights again.
The Hardyz naturally provided all the monkey jumping spots to get some cheap heat again. It was not awesome.
The only highlight was Cesaro's pert backside, in a professional and tastefully entertaining, in-action moment that stole the whole interest of this utterly lame PPV in concept and implementation.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Neville (c) Vs Austin Aries
The long running feud between the pair of Neville and ignorant shrimp Austin Aries continued to drag on. Worn out from its inception months ago as a novelty act, the battles have been nothing but embarrassing toilet breaks. Nothing has changed and tonight was no exception. It did not shine WWE's so called 'little man power surge' once more that sees many continue to call for the Cruiserweight division to be depleted as it never should have been revived.
The typical jumpy acrobatics continued, in the Indy darlings bounce around teaser to fill the intermission before the real action arrives. That's the role of the division. To fill in before the important stuff. It has no place and is costing WWE way too much money just to change the ropes to purple so Triple H can feel special with his ignorant darlings called up so greenly to satisfy his failed business ego trip.
Neville retained in another useless match which was made into a submission. What a laugh.
Fatal 5 Way
Number One Contendership
Roman Reigns Vs Seth Rollins Vs Finn Balor Vs Bray Wyatt Vs Samoa Joe
|Face of WWE. Thrilling.|
WWE's answer to everything, throw all the main guys they want at the top of the roster out in a random free for all and hope for the best. This was pathetically laughable to watch. Once more built on the essence of thrills and spills all over, with spots used literally every second to cover the lacking entertainment values or wrestling prestige, it was just embarrassing for a main event.
The absentee, the champion, no less, Brock Lesnar will defend his WWE Universal Championship, against the winner of this battle. Who really cares?
|Cruiserweights as main event|
Thrills and spills. This was a cruiserweights match up with aerial 'stuff' among bigger, more lumbering masses. (And weedy stickman Finn Balor). Everyone had their turn to do something. (Can't wait for Money in the Bank next month). Zzzzz.
Roman Reigns running knee striked Seth Rollins. Rollins did high dives from the top rope and tables outside were broken. Reigns Speared Finn Balor through the ever predictable fall apart partition at the corner barricade at ringside with the crowd. Oooh! It's so hardcore! Or a tiring bore. Used every single year, this is as boring as WWE's laid on spread that fails to do anything new. WWE are fresh out of ideas.
|Acrobatics again. Zzzzz.|
When they weren't phoning it in, not really bothering to wrestle and just do the WWE blueprint script of actions, the match saw Bray Wyatt have his spooky moments, before being completely demystified by WWE's hate fuelled dropping of momentum as signposting hate.
Samoa Joe, a random plus one, plus size Triple H favourite, who was called up three months back and has done absolutely nothing just like Kevin Owens, won the match after submitting the ever useless acrobat, Finn Balor, who as the ignorant weed he is, simply passed out.
Instead of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins or even Bray Wyatt, WWE chose Triple H's fandom favourites that continue to claw down WWE's business model and failed entertainment that has all but crippled its ratings. WWE don't care and fans continue to leave after WWE failed to learn why the numbers keep dropping. It's not working.
PPV Rating - 1/10
Men/Women of their matches - The Miz, No-one was good enough, Alexa Bliss, Cesaro, Neville, Seth Rollins
Man/Woman of the PPV - Cesaro
Inconceivable that Samoa Joe, some random from TNA, is now a number one contender, since doing nothing of value on the roster and plodding along with a chance opportunity 'cos Triple H wants him to lead. Hilarious. Joe has no transferable quality's, has lame entrance music, no presence or charisma and is vacuously out of shape that cannot justify any talent as a leading figure of the company. Many believe he was only chosen (apart from Triple H's erratic hard on) because he is fat and the mighty Brock Lesnar needs some bulk to battle with. Good luck with that. Joe doesn't stand a chance, when Lesnar can be bothered to earn his millions by turning up once in a blue moon. The hilarity of a champion not even there in desperate times of WWE need, and a championship with zero credibility since its birth or title holders devaluating it, is another grand concept of WWE's erratic failures. Joe was the 'focus' of the show. Isn't that saying something when the main thought is a random jobber taking away from some of WWE's mainstream named superstars.
The Miz is constantly stuck to the IC title as WWE have no options left. Opponents and champions are empty handed in WWE and it is the same repetitive feud on either brand. Boring is not the word. WWE have stained all involved and whatever title used to be iconic is now simply idiotic. All emphasis has been drained from it entirely.
Alexa Bliss is tame and lukewarm. Bayley is pathetic and uselessly tepid. The action, story and meaning is not there and no competition in WWE's Raw divas roster can elevate this disastrous repeat of random title holding boredoms.
Neville and the Cruiserweight Championship will should have been resigned last year and never brought back perfectly embodies that thought with its lacking event tonight and before it. The same old boredoms, a failed acrobatics waste of time every week/month and zero competition with any depth or charisma once more taints WWE with Triple H's insanely ignorant ego failing to listen or act correctly for the business as is his cheap slogan of constant failure in NXT 'experiments'. Not one act from the NXT call up has been a resounding success in WWE, despite being given titles and high booking favouritism beyond talent.
The tag pre-show thing was simply ludicrous, pathetic and senseless. Highly ignorant, full off steroid abusing women and lukewarm interaction, it was a waste of time.
|Delightful saving grace.|
The only highlight became Cesaro's amazingly pert and simply beautiful derriere, regardless of sexuality, that was a good sign of stardom, as well as entertaining. Again Cesaro has all the makings, but WWE are all out of ideas with hate and snarl. He and his booty outshone everyone and everything on the card to make something bearable in a poor and pitiful card of boredom, repeats and lacking direction yet again as is standard WWE procedure. The Hardyz were once more boring and shouldn't have bothered coming back. They are highly overrated and it is sad to see nostalgia on WWE at such a desperate time for them and WWE, to try and stay relevant.
WWE's shows have been earning the lowest ever ratings over just the last month for both its main shows. What an embarrassment. WWE continue to avoid the issue, writing, creative people, or simple action and stars that will make fans rejoice. Blubbering ignorance or slow, out of shape and boring stars like Joe, Reigns, Balor, Strowman or Kevin Owens'es are WWE's highly ignorant delusion on Triple H's obsessively useless ego to feel part of the McMahon family as creative and business genius. Fans left when Triple H threw in all of his failed NeXT projects. His ego is the biggest problem WWE face.
All green, inexperienced (even if they have been on the indie circuit as fans blindly cheerlead, which Triple H, the mark, agrees to get popularity) these stars are out of their depth. No skill, lost in the WWE way of performance and a tame Indy representation that was needed but became too much, exposed WWE and the stars so useless, WWE have misunderstood its business model in modern times. Trying to be me but not with me has cost dearly. Fans have left and continue to realise WWE is not the place to waste their drained lifestyle. Stock is also dropping, even if WWE invest their own capital into it to seem on top.
New WWE future with imbecilic decisions not working out.
Samoa Joe was inconceivable and with any luck will be destroyed by Brock Lesnar next PPV. Even so, it was a poor PPV result that makes no sense or meaning to random Kevin Owens chubsters favouritism by Triple H's fandom freebies club.
The champion, Brock Lesnar, still fills up milk cartons with his no shows. Missing and unable to defend or even have a championship presence, and not in tune with the WWE 'Universe' as its championship is meant to be, is another categorical embarrassment for WWE. they have no competition nor any stars to be champions.
All championships are officially zapped by WWE of any legitimacy and have no essence or being in worthy acquisitions after Triple H's made game playing of ignorance and devaluing freebies for marketing lunacy.
All WWE PPV's are becoming just another show like its poorly repetitive with empty, nonsensical TV shows and a plain embarrassment. WWE is sunk right now. They will do nothing to repair its wreckage. their ideas are fresh out of water and it does not have the staff to survive the follow ups. That's down to WWE's stubborn and nasty behaviour of hate, than realising what helps. Ego fester's WWE with a toxic distress.
All in all, one thing is clear.
© Max Waltham 10th June 2017
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