Immediate The Horror Show at Extreme Rules Thoughts


This was one of those PPVs where I only remembered it was happening about 15 minutes beforehand... and quite honestly had little desire to watch.


The New Day vs. Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura was a decent opener. It's hard enough having "regular" wrestling matches in front of limited audiences, but gimmick matches can make it even tougher. I didn't hate this one, though, and hope they end up doing something with Cesaro and Nakamura as champions.


Bayley vs. Nikki Cross was pretty damn awful. Two of my least favorite performers on the roster putting on a barely-passable match... this didn't belong on PPV.


I'm not sure what to say about the Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins match. I mean, given the stipulation, it wasn't likely to be good at all. How could they have possibly paid the Eye For An Eye stipulation off? They did... I guess... and it was super-disappointing. Just an awful match and a waste of time.


Asuka vs. Sasha Banks was decent, but didn't ever rise to "classic" level for me. I actually forgot who the champion was about five minutes into this; not a good sign...


Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler was the first match on this show that felt halfway decent. I liked the unusual stipulation and how it favored Ziggler, making him seem like a semi-credible challenger. I like McIntyre as champion, too, he's just in a really unfortunate era at the moment.


The Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt match absolutely should not have been the main event here and I'd argue it could have been a segment on SmackDown instead. I don't mind the cinematic matches from time to time... but this wasn't one of them. Just 15 minutes of dreck.


Not an enjoyable show at all. Wish I would have forgotten it was on entirely.

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