Another month, another PPV from the WWE and this time is the Extreme Rules PPV which featured a few rematches from the Payback PPV. My only gripe coming into the PPV is that WWE has a no blood policy and it’s kind of hard to sell an Extreme Rules concept without blood. With that said, let’s see how things turned out and hopefully the PPV will exceed my expectations. Let’s get started!!!
This feud has been one of my favorites in the WWE right now with the matches between these four along with A.J. Styles & Roman Reigns has been awesome. This match was no different and with the match being Texas Tornado rules, it promised to be really good. The match lived up to their expectations with all four guys flying all over the place with some pretty cool spots. In the end, Gallows & Anderson won the match in dominant fashion!! Winners: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
Match Rating: 3.5/5- Pretty good opening match with a lot of actions and got the crowd pumped up.
Coming into this match, Rusev injured Kalisto and he couldn’t appear on the final Smackdown before the PPV. It seems like ever since Rusev split from the League of Nations, he’s going back to his dominant self. As far as the match, they put on a really good match with Rusev remaining dominant throughout and Kalisto trying to fight back. In the end, Rusev knocked Kalisto onto the apron, hurting him in the process and officials came to check on him. Rusev kept trying to attack him, but the referee was fending him off until Rusev stomped Kalisto and put him in a nasty Accolade to win the championship. Winner and New United States Champ: Rusev
Match Rating: 3/5
Before the match took place, New Day cut a damn good promo to get the crowd started before the Vaudevillians came out. The match was pretty good and the huge spot came when Big E hit his spear onto the outside on Aiden English, Kofi hit the Trouble in Paradise while the referee wasn’t looking and Woods hit the running knee for the win. Winners and Still Tag Champs: New Day
Match Rating: 3/5
Coming into this PPV, this was the match I was looking forward to the most because all four guys can go and this storyline has been amazing. The match started out with nothing but action with Zayn hitting the Helluva Kick on Owens, then Cesaro hitting a huge uppercut onto Miz. This match was full of action from all four guys and in the end, Owens hit Cesaro with the pop-up powerbomb, but Zayn threw Owens out of the ring and instead of going to pin Cesaro, he continues to attack Owens and allowing Miz to sneak in for the pin. Winner and Still Intercontinental Champ: Miz
Match rating: 4.5/5- WOW!!! Awesome match and probably the match of the year, so far!!
These two have been locked in their feud that has saw Jericho crushed Ambrose’s plant on his head and Ambrose rip apart Jericho’s jacket. This match is the first ever Asylum match that takes place inside a cage with all kinds of weapons on the inside. The match was more brutal than expected, but it just seems like the match was missing something, but in the end, Ambrose hit the Dirty Deeds for win. Winner: Dean Ambrose
Match rating: 3/5
This feud has been pretty good so far and for this match, Charlotte’s father, Ric Flair was banned from any involvement in the match or Charlotte loses her title. The match was wonderful, but when Charlotte was in trouble, the music of Ric Flair hit and Dana Brooke came down in Flair’s robe. With the distraction, Charlotte was able to lock in the Figure-Eight on Natalya for the win. Winner and Still Women’s Champ: Charlotte
Match Rating: 3/5
We now have the main event of the Extreme Rules PPV as Roman Reigns defends his championship against A.J. Styles. Styles came out to an enormous pop and Reigns was basically booed out of the building. The match itself was all over the place and there were so many spots between these two throughout the match. We knew the Usos along with Gallows & Anderson get involved and in the end, Reigns hit a huge spear on Styles to win the match. After the match, Rollins returned and attacked Reigns, hitting him with the Pedigree and then held up the WWE championship. Winner and Still WWE Champ: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: 4.25/5- This was a phenomenal match between these two and I don’t understand the hatred for Roman Reigns because he’s really good at what he does. The match was really good with it being the second best match of the night. After the match, seeing Rollins return to attack Reigns as the crowd went crazy and started chanting “Thank You Rollins”.
Overall Rating: 7.5/10- This was another really good PPV from the WWE. Extreme Rules exceeded my expectations with my match of the year so far with the Fatal 4-way match for the Intercontinental championship. The WWE championship match was really good also and there really wasn’t a bad match on the entire card.
Top 3 Matches from the Extreme Rules PPV
- Miz© vs. Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn
- Roman Reigns© vs. A.J. Styles
- Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Usos
What did you think about the 2016 Extreme Rules PPV? What was your favorite match of the night? What did you think about the return of Seth Rollins? Head to the comments section below and give me some feedback.