WWE's Extreme Rules PPV: A Fan's Thoughts

Scott BeebySenior Analyst IJune 8, 2009

I was watching WWE's Extreme Rules pay per view last night, and several times during the broadcast I found myself thinking, "why did they do that?"

First of all, why did they have the John Cena vs Big Show submission match on after the WWE championship match? Talk about killing the prestige of Raw's world title. Just because he is Vince's favorite, he gets promoted to the top of the card? It was easily the worst match of the night, and if that's a preview to WWE's new submission themed pay per view (Breaking Point), I don't want to see it.

Secondly, why give the belt to Batista? I thought that WWE was going to start giving their world title holders longer reigns as champion, but apparently that's not the case. Did they just do it to help promote Batista's DVD down the track?

Thirdly, I would like to know what the point is of giving Chris Jericho the Intercontinental Championship for a ninth time? Surely the belt would've benefited Rey Mysterio more then Chris Jericho.

A long Intercontinental championship reign for Mysterio could have helped to improve his position in the company, as well as giving the belt a higher status. Mysterio is in a weird position in WWE in that he's too big of a star to be involved in the mid card for his whole career, but on the other hand he's not a main event wrestler. I don't know where Mysterio will go from here. 

On a separate note, I hope that WWE doesn't unmask Rey Mysterio. Kane's career has gone downhill since he took of his mask and I fear that the same would happen to Mysterio.

I do, however, congratulate WWE on the main event of the night: Jeff Hardy vs. Edge in a ladder match for the World Heavyweight Championship. The match had some very innovative moves and truly deserved to be the last match on the card.

Everyone thought that Jeff's brother Matt was going to interfere, but no one predicted that CM Punk would cash in his MITB briefcase and claim the gold for his own. Hopefully, this is the start of a Punk heel turn, which I have been dying to see in WWE since his days in Ring of Honour.

In my opinion, the match saved the pay per view from being terrible. Similar to Summerslam last year when the Edge vs. Undertaker Hell in a Cell match saved the night, so did last night's ladder match.

Also, I'm glad that Edge and Vicke Guerrero are getting the divorce. You never know what's going to happen in WWE, but hopefully I'll never have to watch them kiss again. So much for Vickie being the "love of his life!"

Finally, Tommy Dreamer is ECW Champion! I hope he gets a good run as the champ, because he has paid his dues and he deserves to be remembered as a true champion.