Samoa Joe Wins Big At Extreme Rules 2017 And Will Face Brock Lesnar Soon

The main event for Extreme Rules was every exciting as it featured five of the finest WWE Superstars in the business today. The five men were fighting for the opportunity to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at the next PPV oddly named 'Great Balls of Fire'.

The Fatal 5-Way involved Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt. The match ran for 29 minutes long and it did not disappoint. There was a great table break spot when Rollins did a frog splash on Wyatt. Reigns even speared both Joe and Balor through the barricade.

In the end though, Samoa Joe did the Coquina Clutch on Finn Balor and became the number one contender for Brock Lesnar's Universal Title. I did not see this result coming, but I'm glad that Joe won. Hopefully he can have a great match with Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire.

The other great match at Extreme Rules 2017 was the Steel Cage match between The Hardy Boyz and Sheamus/Cesaro. It has been many years since we have seen a tag-match inside of a Steel Cage and this match delivered. There was a lot of drama because many of the competitors kept climbing on the top of the cage and it was hard to know who was going to win.

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Jeff Hardy delivered the best spot doing a 'Whisper in the Wind' at the top of the cage. The end of the match saw Cesaro and Sheamus escaping the cage first so they are the new WWE Tag-Team Champions. It will be interesting to see if The Hardy Boyz change their gimmick soon...

The other matches were good too. Neville vs. Austin Aries was a solid effort since it was a submission match. I was surprised to see Neville retaining the Cruiserweight Title, but at least it was a clean win. I think it's about time this feud ends as these two have wrestled each other too many times already.

Speaking of rematches, The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose was the first match on the card for the Intercontinental Title. Even though these two have wrestled lots of times, the match itself was good towards the end. It may not have been an "extreme" style match, but it had a lot of drama. The Miz won at the end with the Skull Crushing Finale finisher.

Elsewhere on the card Kalisto beat Apollo Crews on the pre-show and the team of Rich Swann and Sasha Banks beat Noam Dar and Alicic Fox. Both matches were okay, but were nothing special. These are the type of matches you would normally see on an average Raw show.

The worst match on the entire card was Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley. It was supposed to be a "Kendo Stick-on-a-Pole match", but the Kendo Stick was not even used that much. Alexa Bliss just hit Bayley for a short while. The match ended so suddenly since it lasted only five minutes. Sadly, it seems as if Bayley's career is going downhill...

Overall, Extreme Rules 2017 was an okay show. Only the Women's match was bad because they were not given that much time to wrestle. The main event was easily the best match on the entire card and it's refreshing to see Samoa Joe being pushed. Hopefully WWE can make the next few weeks of Raw exciting again.

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