​Jim Ross Blogs On Last Night’s Extreme Rules PPV

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Jim Ross has posted a new blog entry, discusses the Extreme Rules
PPV. Here are the highlights…

Good crowd, or so it seemed on my
iPad, from Jersey for the show. Audiences are getting more educated all the time
and many seem to truly enjoy cheering for the talents cast as villains. That’s
largely a product of knowing that the genre is a show biz entity and not
allowing one’s self to be caught up in the moment and suspending one’s
disbelief. The composition and demeanor of today’s pro wrestling fan is more
unique than it ever has been in my 40 year career.

I’d give the overall
grade of Extreme Rules a B+. I enjoyed it by and large and anyone who complains
about the efforts of the talents is misguided IMO. Of course, creative can
always be second guessed and is on every pro wrestling, TV event by every
company.

The Torito-Hornswoggle opener on the Network was funny,
entertaining and did what it was created to be… provided comedy and
stunts.



Enjoyed Cesaro-Swagger-RVD elimination three way which was MUCH
better than the usual Triple Threat Match. The right guy won as Cesaro is going
to be a top level player and with @HeymanHustle will elevate Cesaro to star
status.

The IC Title bout was OK and the right guy won again with the
Brit Wade Barrett taking the championship. The bigger story is now what does WWE
and Barrett do with the championship? Can they add much needed luster to the
title while seeing Barrett’s in ring persona grown into that of a main event
level star?

The 6 man tag stole the show. Helluva bout and a true,
announcer’s dream to call. Congrats to all six men for pulling off a great
match.

Thought the cage match was a little too long. Also, didn’t like
all the outside interference inside the cage. WWE worked very hard to protect
Cena’s image when it’s strong enough to sustain a loss to a new star (Bray
Wyatt). Admire how hard the talents worked but the finish was a head scratcher
although I’m curious as to where this is going because as of right now I have no
idea.

For the record and merely a personal preference, escaping the cage
through the door is a lame stipulation in today’s world.


The Divas were
placed in a no win situation on the card but their match wasn’t bad
whatsoever.


A NO Holds Barred scenario isn’t playing to Daniel Bryan’s
strengths but DB defeating a much bigger, stronger adversary in Kane is what
most people will remember. Thought the special effects with the forklift was a
little time consuming and detached the live audience a a bit too long but the
flaming table was a colorful blast from the past.

I watched the entire
show on my iPad while sitting outside on our patio near the pool in 81 degree
weather which was a unique experience, a first actually, for me on a major, WWE
show. The WWE Network had zero technical issues and watching on the iPad was
enjoyable.

You can read Jim’s full blog by clicking
here
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