Review: WWE Network’s 100 Best Matches To See Before You Die: #15 John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar (Extreme Rules, WWE Extreme Rules 2012)

(Here’s the link for the match on the WWE Network: http://network.wwe.com/video/v31357435/?contentId=31357435&contextType=wwe-show&contextId=extreme_rules )

Brock Lesnar’s returned to the WWE after ten years in 2012. It was a big deal. His first opponent was none other than John Cena. Of course, coming back and giving John Cena an F-5 made him a firm fan favourite. Who doesn’t like seeing Cena get beaten up? I was one of the many people excited for their match at Extreme Rules 2012. I loved every second of it (until the end). However, upon rewatching it for this review, I found myself bored to tears. Without the hype, it was just a plain match that meandered from spot to spot. Continue reading

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Review: WWE Network’s Best 100 Matches: #81 Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan (World Heavyweight Championship, 2-out-of-3 Falls Match, Extreme Rules 2012)

At WrestleMania 28, Daniel Bryan and Sheamus fought for the World Heavyweight Championship. Bryan lost in less than ten seconds. What a waste of a wrestling match! The upside was that the lack of a proper match led to the ‘Yes’ chants and Bryan’s escalating popularity. Without that quick loss, the rise of Bryan may never have happened. However, we did get a proper match between these two at the following PPV, Extreme Rules 2012. They certainly proved that we missed out on a classic WrestleMania match. A back and forth battle that is Sheamus’ best match of his career, and one of Bryan’s best as well! Continue reading