WWE Extreme Rules took over Chicago as over 14,000 fans witnessed Seth Rollins manage to overcome Randy Orton inside the a Steel Cage to retain the WWE Championship.
It was always going to be hard to follow their WrestleMania showdown, but the two men gave it their best shot and was undoubtedly the best match of the night.
With Kane as the gatekeeper, it was inevitable that he was going to play a role in the outcome of this match and after chokeslamming both men, he dragged Rollins onto Orton but the Viper kicked out.
Another stipulation for the match was that the RKO was banned but Orton nailed Kane with his finished before Rollins nailed Orton with an RKO of his own and scurried out the door to retain the title.
The commentators discussed that the RKO was banned and given this debate, it seems likely this ‘controversy’ will result in another shot for Orton at Payback but I think we will also see a masked Kane enter the picture for a Triple Threat in three weeks time.
It may be that he’s not in the main event picture anymore, but it seems Roman Reigns is beginning to wins back the fans as he put on an impressive display as he knocked off the Big Show in a Last Man Standing match.
It started off slow put picked up when Show chokeslammed Reigns through two tables. The former Shield member did what he does best and got back up and after a spear through the barricade and one through the announcers desk, Reigns tipped the other desk on top of the World’s Largest Athlete to eventually keep him down for the ten count.
I have always been a Reigns believer although I wanted him to win the title at WrestleMania, it was probably the best thing that could have happened to him.
It was a great display from the Royal Rumble winner who showed great energy and determination and WWE does not need to rush him back into the title picture, because even though he is winning the fans back into his corner he still needs some time to show that he is the man to carry and company.
A couple of more impressive displays like that one, then there is no doubt Reigns will be ready to be the WWE Champion.
The show kicked-off with a Chicago Street Fight as Dean Ambrose and Luke Harper squared off and in an interesting move after the battle fell to the backstage area, Ambrose launched himself through a car window as Harper speeded off to the streets of Chicago.
For me it was kind of resembled the Hollywood Backlot Brawl at WrestleMania and after the next two matches took place, the car speeded back into the Allstate Arena as the battle continued.
It finished where it started – back in the ring – and the chaos ended when Ambrose hit dirty deeds for the win for his first solo pay-per-view win since September 2013.
I am really glad Ambrose finally ended his drought because I think he deserves better than a fued with Luke Harper. I’m not sure what’s next for the Lunatic Fringe but I would love to see him with the briefcase at June’s Money in the Bank.