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this is a great ppv. i didint like the cm punk y2j angle, their extreme rules match is awsome daniel bryan vs sheamus 2 out of 3 falls one word epic.but i hated cena vs lesner. slow long boring a disgrace to a super wwe fan like me. but alot of pepole love ufc and a ufc fan would like it.so if youre a ufc fan looking to get into wwe buy it. heck buy it if youre a super wwe fan like me.
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"The Next Big Thing" Has Returned!May 7 2012
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Falls Count Anywhere Match: Randy Orton vs. Kane - You knew exactly where this match was going from when the pipe (that both men had been using against each other for weeks) in the ring & used within the first minute. As expected with a Falls Count Anywhere Match, they went into the crowd & brawled up the steps with Kane even doing a move unfamiliar to him in a charging low dropkick before going to the stage & backstage where someone who had his own issues with Kane got a few shots in himself before the cameraman even got knocked down because of the action. They fought back to the ring where everything they could get their hands on was used from the steel steps to a chair to even Orton's hanging DDT off the announce table. Both men were able to keep escaping & countering each other's signature moves but it took one move hit on the chair to finally put one man out. This was a very entertaining brawl as we've seen in the match that started this feud months earlier to their WrestleMania rematch on SmackDown that they work the best in these "no rules" environments.
Brodus Clay vs. Dolph Ziggler - Dolph had Swagger & Vickie in his corner while Hornswoggle & the Funkettes were in Brodus. Dolph had the strategy of grounding Brodus & was dominate throughout the bout with even Swagger getting a shot on the outside but had the tide turn when Brodus delivered a running headbutt through Dolph which Cole described perfectly as "like a cannonball." This was the usual of what we see from Brodus but no doubt that Dolph was working hard with what he was given & not to mention was heavily over with the crowd as well for his effort.
Tables Match: Intercontinental Champion Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes - Big Show completely dominated Cody right from the start as he was chopping & tossing Cody both in & out of the ring to the point where he threw him from the crowd over the barrier to half way across the outside floor. Cody was able to hit minimal offense in like his disaster kick when avoiding going through a table but it was him delivered a dropkick that caused Show's leg to slip off the apron through the outside table that payed off for Cody as he won on a technicality while Show was had this "Oh Crap!" look on his face because of what happened. The match itself wasn't much as it was the same type of "fluke" win that we've usually gotten in these tables title matches (think back to the first two TLC PPV's) where it's eventually the champions beat themselves but stay tuned afterwords as Show definitely proved that he won't be without the last word...twice.
2 Out Of 3 Falls: World Champion Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan - Although Bryan tried to heel the crowd earlier, they were heavily behind him in this town that was a regular stop during his days in Ring Of Honor while Sheamus came out with a shirt reminding them of their last encounter at WrestleMania. Sheamus went for the kick early which Daniel avoid but later catching Bryan in a sharpshooter/boston crab combination submission before catching Bryan coming off the apron & slamming him into the barrier. Bryan was able to mount some offense including a unique pinning combination locking Sheamus' shoulders with his legs & heavily targeting his shoulder with a grounded hammerlock & using the ringpost to his advantage. Bryan from there kept beating on Sheamus with his aggression eventually coming back to haunt him but that didn't stop Bryan from being able to get the YES-lock with Sheamus able later to be get his kick in that turned Bryan inside out. This was the yearly match on this PPV that was the quality of match we SHOULD have gotten WrestleMania (in this case, the previous two Mania's they had a scheduled match) because this was both men's best performance in recent memory & you saw just by how exhausted they were they gave you everything & told a story along the way.
Ryback vs. Aaron Relic & Jay Hatton - If you have no clue who the tag team is, don't even bother trying to figure it out as they were nothing more than bodies for the squash match for "Goldberg" (watch the match to get the joke).
Street Fight Match: WWE Champion C.M. Punk vs. Chris Jericho - Punk not only returns home but also returns of "the scene of the crime" of where he first became a WWE Champion close to a year earlier in Chicago with Punk's family at ringside & both men dressed in their street clothes for this match. You knew where this match was going when Punk brought in a kendo stick during the first minute of the match with Jericho kept going outside to break Punk's momentum & even went as far as to hide behind the referee to gain the advantage & use the stick himself. Both men brawled on the outside with Jericho going as far as to taunt Punk's sister which made Punk "snap" resulting in Jericho getting slammed through the announce table hood before Jericho retaliated with the monitor & breaking the rest of the hood over his back before Jericho got too cocky & began pouring beer on Punk's back with Punk coming back with a low blow using the stick. They went back & forth after this with counters to the Lionsault & GTS along, the unique escapes from the Walls Of Jericho & Anaconda Vice, a SAVAGE elbow through the announce table followed by a Codebreaker with a steel chair, and attempting to use the other's finisher. They topped their WrestleMania match which was quality in it's own right as it really did come off as a brawl between two men who wanted to beat the hell out of each other with the added drama of Punk's sister being the crowd definitely helped.
Divas Champion Nikki Bella vs. Layla - Beth Phoenix was suppose to get her rematch here but wasn't medically cleared resulting in a mystery challenger in the returning Layla. Nikki focused on Layla's previously injured knee while Bree would get involved when the referee wasn't looking including doing the "twin magic" at one point while Layla looked like she didn't miss a step including doing some new lucha styles moves like the armdrag & top rope crossbody. This was too short to really made a note of anything but it was good for what it was but keep out for the ending as the ending came as a results of the "Rude Awakening" neckbreaker that looked like it really hurt.
Extreme Rules Match: John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar - For those trivia fans, this is a rematch from 9 years earlier this same month (called "Backlash" back then) with Cena having the rival chants again before the first entrance was made while it should be noted that Cena wore his own chain & lock to the ring from this "Thuganomics" days. Cena charged Brock right away to take him down only for Brock to knock Cena right back down with a powerful clothesline going into his "ground & pound" offense bust Cena open at the top of his head within the first minute causing the match to be stopped twice. Brock came back with back & back suplexes as Brock countered the second attempt & dominate Cena pounding on that open cut & his ribs. Cena's arm was the next target for Brock with his kamara armbar in the ring & on the outside while also throwing Cena into the barrier & ringpost shoulder first. The referees kept falling like flies from either getting in the way or getting knocked out themselves as everything they could get their hands on was used from the steel steps to Cena's chain that ended with both men bleeding. Normally I don't like the "Cena gets beat the whole match only to come back to win" matches but that wasn't the case here as Cena definitely sold the beating from his head to his arm throughout & even after the match while Lesnar came off like the ruthless monster heel & with the the asskicking (don't know how else to put it) he gave to the point where it was believable that Cena had to use his old tactics to get an advantage.
This was one of the best top to bottom WWE events in a long time as there were so many standout matches (Kane/Orton, Sheamus/Bryan, Punk/Jericho, Cena/Brock) while some matches were good for what they were (Divas, Ryback squash, Brodus/Dolph) so I would give this a 4.5 but I'll go ahead & bump it up to 5 as this is probably going to be the best effort we can get from WWE at this stage so this is definitely a PPV I would check out.
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Good Pay Per ViewDec 4 2012
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Daniel Brian vs Shamus two out of three falls is amazing match. Brian really pulls every trick out of his bag to try to defeat the Celtic Warrior. Cena vs Lesnar was a good match also. Lesnar spends most of the match destroying Cena yet a dissapointing ending when "super Cena" pulls out a win out of no where.
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ONE OF THE BEST EVENTS OF THE YEARApril 4 2013
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WWE EXTREME RULES 2012
Back in Chicago WWE would return and return with an Extreme event. This event would see the return of Brock Lesnar as he would take on "The Face of the Company" John Cena. Also WWE Champion CM Punk would return home to battle Y2J in what was probably my favorite match.
1.[FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE]KANE VS RANDY ORTON-really good opening match that was a part of a good feud for these two. I had liked that they involved the fathers [R.I.P. William] in the storyline and how Kane didn't care. They brawl all over the place from the ring to the crowd all the way to the back. Great moments involving different weapons happen all throughout the match but it leads to Orton winning the match, personally I felt Kane should have taken this one.
2.DOLPH ZIGGLER VS BRODUS CLAY-one of the better matches Clay has had even still today and I think that has a lot to do with his opponent. Clay of course delivered with the power in this match but it was Ziggler that looked the best in my opinion. Better match then I had been expecting at the time. Clay wins this since he was still new with the gimmick.
3.[I-C TITLE TABLES MATCH]BIG SHOW VS CODY RHODES-this was a decent match between these two though they have had better. Big Show really lays it on Cody here in this match dominating for most of it. Cody does pull off some good moves and his win here as he makes Show slip into the table was new. Not the best match from the two but not horrible, the aftermath of the match had the crowd going.
4.[WORLD TITLE 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS MATCH]SHEAMUS VS DANIEL BRYAN-great match here between these two and the match that we should have got at Mania in my opinion. Both guys give a great performance that would have been better showcased at the "showcase of the immortals". The crowd was into this and seemed like they were behind Bryan a lot here. Bryan worked on wearing Sheamus down throughout the match as Sheamus was more of the brawler. Great back and forth encounter with Sheamus getting the first fall and Bryan taking the second. As it came down to the third I had a feeling about who was going to win this one, and of course I was right. Sheamus ends up winning it not to long after the second fall and keeps the belt, personally I wanted Bryan to win.
5.RYBACK VS JAY HATTON & AARON RELIC-this was just another squash match that was meant to make Ryback look even more impressive. It is honestly nothing more than that.
6.[WWE TITLE STREET FIGHT]CM PUNK VS CHRIS JERICHO-this might be my favorite match of the night as these two really seemed like they hated each other. This of course was the street fight in Punk's home town so of course the crowd was behind him. Like any good street fight this match goes all over the place and different weapons were used. Both men come off looking good here with each dominating at certain points in the match. The fans were really into this one especially when Punk delivered that Macho Man elbow drop onto the table. Great match between these two that reminded me of older days. After a great back and forth match and some cool counters Punk gets the win after he makes Y2J GTS.
7.[DIVAS TITLE]NIKKI BELLA VS LAYLA-Beth was supposed to get the rematch she wanted here but no such luck. Therefore a mystery opponent was to be announced, that of course was Layla. This was a quick match that showcased Layla really well as she looked good in her return. She wins the title even with the Twins cheating.
8.[EXTREME RULES]BROCK LESNAR VS JOHN CENA-I remember actually being excited for this match because it felt like a big time fight. The WWE "face of the company" Cena taking on a returning monster that he once clashed with back in the day. Now this match was basically Brock destroying Cena with only moments of John coming back. Sure the outcome was Cena winning but this really was all about selling Brick as a destroyer. In this match we would see Cena smashed, refs bashed, and the fans clash [see what I did there]. For those who watch wrestling they know what I am talking about with the fans. Any way Brock looks great here even in defeat. He works over Cena's arm of course looking for the kimura. There was one part that looked real crazy as Lesnar went over the top rope, you will see. Personally I would have liked to see Brock get the win but maybe this sets up something down the line. They did try to make this a MMA themed fight but that is ok since Brock has that background although it was relatively short.
This was a great event and I actually liked every match on the card, one of the best of 2012. Things from this event would go on and others were ended which is what any event should do.
Review. Review. Review.Dec 2 2013
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Extreme Rules 2012.
Falls Count Anywhere Match Randy Orton v. Sheamus 3.5/ - Good way to start the show, nice little brawl. Orton gets the win after a RKO on the chair.
Tables Match for the Intercontiental Championship Big Show(c) v. Cody Rhodes 3/5 - I enjoyed this match, I am also a huge fan of Cody Rhodes. It was fun seeing the way he won. Loved it. Rhodes regains the IC Title. Then gets beat down by the Big Show.
2 Out Of 3 Falls Match for the World Heavyweight Championship Sheamus(c) v. Daniel Bryan 4.4/5 - Wow. What a way to make up for the WMania match, this match was absolutely fantasic! Nice technical match and nice brawl. These two have good chemistry with eachother. Sheamus gets the win and retains the World Heavyweight Championship.
Chicago Street Fight for the WWE Championship CM Punk(c) v. Chris Jericho 4.5/5 - WHAT A FIGHT. Love the Chicago crowd. Punk and Jericho always put on a hell of a match. This match did not dissapoint. Awesome brawl. Announcers table. Fire exstingersher( I'm sure I spelled that wrong). Awesome match. Punk gets the victory and retains the WWE Championship.
Diva's Championship Nikki Bella(c) (w/Brie) v. Layla 2.5/5 - A nice surprise return here. Layla gets the win and becomes the Diva's championship.
Extreme Rules Match Brock Lesnar v. John Cena 4/5 - Excuse my language, but, HOLY S***, this match was something else. Haven't seen anything like it. Definietely exceeded my expections. It was more of a fight for survival for John Cena. Lesnar is an absolute monster. He destroyed John, and kept at it. There was blood, and quite a bit of it. This delivered, and the Chicago crowd definitely helped. Cena gets the win after a sick AA on the Steel Steps.
Extreme Rules 2012. 8.4/10.
Here Comes The Pain...CenaOct. 24 2013
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Thanks to a DVD rental I was able to check out Extreme Rules 2012 as the main feuds from WrestleMania were carried on here with gimmick matches but also the return of Brock Lesnar.
Falls Count Anywhere Match: Randy Orton vs Kane. This feud took another turn with both men using their fathers for the psychological warfare only to get mixed results (check out the opening video to prove my point). Both men started off brawling as you would expect with the fight being taken into the crowd, onto the stage, into the backstage area with Zack Ryder getting his shots in on Kane allowing Orton to come back with a reverse back breaker. They made their way back to the ring with a steel chair & the steel steps coming into play along with impactful moves such as Orton delivering a DDT from the announce table, Kane's chokeslam to even an RKO on the chair itself. This was tons better than the match that they had WrestleMania & an entertaining opener to kick off the show with the crowd really getting into it towards the end.
Brodus Clay vs Dolph Ziggler. Despite Ziggler being the heel, he had the crowd support from the vocal Chicago fans. Ziggler was tryingn to use his speed & attempt to control Clay while having him down but Clay kept recovering which lead to Ziggler rolling away to buy some time. Dolph was again able to get some offense in before Clay's size would prove to be a determining factor. This was one of those matches that can be classified as a squash but I'll give Ziggler credit in that he worked hard to make the match as best as he could with even the crowd realizing that in supporting Ziggler.
Tables Match: Intercontinental Champion Big Show vs Cody Rhodes. This was similar to their WrestleMania match in which Show had the power advantage with Cody trying to come up with as much offense as he could despite the odds and the stipulations of the match working against him. However it was move that Cody was able to do that actually was a judgment call that was such a shock to Show that he snapped & put Cody through two tables including one on the outside. This match wasn't much past the stipulation & Show doing what he did afterwards.
2 Out Of 3 Falls: World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan. After back to back WrestleManias of both men being denied to have an actual match with their last match being 18 seconds, they got to have an actual one here with one thing to mention in that even though Bryan was trying to heel the crowd, he was the clear favorite here while Sheamus had a mixed reaction. Right from the start, Sheamus tried to make "history repeat itself" with the kick but this time Bryan was more than aware about it before both men went hold for hold with Sheamus not only using his power but also using submissions of his own such as a unique version of the boston crab. Bryan was able to work on Sheamus' shoulder with his series of kicks, the use of the ringpost & even a hammerlock slam before picking things up with aggression that might have worked against him but accomplished his goal in wearing Sheamus down. However that aggression came back to get Bryan as he seemed focused on punishing Sheamus & seemed in the driver's seat before leaving an open for that to change. This was the wrestling clinic that we should have gotten at WrestleMania that had both men leaving with more respect than they did the last time.
Ryback vs Aaron Relic & Jay Hatton. A bonus match here in what was nothing more than a dominate squash for Ryback who had chants of Goldberg directed towards him in the process.
Street Fight: WWE Champion CM Punk vs Chris Jericho. Their WrestleMania match was about putting on a wrestling clinic but this one took a different turn as it got personal with Jericho bringing up Punk's family history of alcoholism while I should point out that Punk's family was at ringside & that it was a year prior in the same building that Punk won the title in his hometown of Chicago. As I said their previous match was a wrestling clinic, this was a fight with both men coming out in street clothes with weapons being brought in like a kendo stick, a beer bottle & the steel steps. The brawl got taken to the outside with Jericho taunting Punk's family to the point where Punk's sister slapped Jericho along with Punk delivering a sick elbow drop onto the announce table from the top rope. They settled back in the ring using other weapons like a steel chair for their usual moves & even bringing in a fire extinguisher for a counter that I don't think I have ever seen prior. Even though I really enjoyed their WrestleMania match, they were able to top that match with a completely different match & a tell a story along the way with Punk's sister's involvement adding to what was just a physical fight between these two.
Divas Champion Nikki Bella vs Layla. With Beth Phoenix being out with an injury, the returning Layla took her place in this one. This didn't last long as it was kept short but both divas performed well here as Layla looked great after being out for a year while Nikki added more to her style by attacking the injured knee. The finish was something to see as the twins tried to use their identity switch only for that to backfire with one heck of neckbreaker by Layla.
Extreme Rules: Brock Lesnar vs John Cena. Lesnar's first match back in WWE since WrestleMania XX but also the second time that these two men have faced off after WrestleMania with the other time being Backlash 2003. Brock came out in his UFC/MMA gear while Cena actually wore his old chain & lock that we haven't seen since 2005. You got the direction that this match was going in from the start as Cena charged at Lesnar with Lesnar responding with a takedown followed by a series of vicious elbows that busted Cena open followed by a stiff clothesline from Lesnar causing the match to be stopped twice to check on Cena. From there, Cena tried rushing again & got a takedown on Brock but Brock just used his power followed by a series of belly to belly suplexes before going back to work on the cut. Lesnar was ruthless in his approach as he targeted Cena's ribs, then his arm to the point where he even tied Cena up in the corner with Cena's chain just to beat on him some more. The match really was starting to get out of control as Brock brought in the steel steps into the ring, applying a kimura before Cena slammed Brock onto them to counter & even attempted to execute his top rope leg drop only to miss & hit the corner of the steps while several referees were attacked by Brock whether accidently or intential. However just like Daniel Bryan earlier, Brock's aggression got the best of him as Cena was able to use his chain to bust Lesnar open & use of the steel steps based off one mistake Lesnar made. Now I'll be honest in that I wasn't a big fan of the finish due to the match being very one-sided ending with a fluke but in this case, it actually worked the story here well as Brock was just a monster, destructing everything in sight with Cena needing to catch a break to turn the tide.
Overall, this was quite the shock to me as this show just clicked from the top main matches all being standouts & topping the WrestleMania performances while the short matches were watchable along with extra credit to the great Chicago crowd just being red hot from start to finish makes this the standout event for the WWE in 2012 that I recommend checking out.