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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 04:32 AM
 
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Re: Extreme rules PPVs aren’t very extreme..why do they keep doing them and promoting it as such?

At this point it’s pretty much just used as a recognized brand name.
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Re: Extreme rules PPVs aren’t very extreme..why do they keep doing them and promoting it as such?

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Sorry to trigger the WWE fanboys, but Mox v Janela was more extreme than anything WWE has done in years. And better to.
I enjoyed the match for the most part but it felt a little off to me. They don't seem to have chemistry, which is unfortunate.
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I enjoyed the match for the most part but it felt a little off to me. They don't seem to have chemistry, which is unfortunate.
I really liked it. It was good to see some proper hardcore wrestling again, as opposed to the cheesy crap WWE keeps churning out.
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Re: Extreme rules PPVs aren’t very extreme..why do they keep doing them and promoting it as such?

The last time I did enjoy the extreme Rules during (Sorry to say)Roman vs AJ Styles in 2016 but still the best for me in last 7 years was Brock vs Cena in 2012, it was one of brutal match.

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Re: Extreme rules PPVs aren’t very extreme..why do they keep doing them and promoting it as such?

Because crafting ppv matches around organic storytelling would require effort and creativity, two things WWE has no interest employing.

It’s far easier to say “okay Extreme Rules month” or “okay TLC” month” than actually sitting down and thinking “how do we escalate this feud in a unique and compelling way?”
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Re: Extreme rules PPVs aren’t very extreme..why do they keep doing them and promoting it as such?

Sometimes they do ok (Charlotte vs. Becky at Evolution for example was able to be suitably brutal within the "PG" format). But the problem is, when the violence is the selling point, you cannot half-ass it.

Moxley vs. Janela reminded me of how much I miss proper hardcore matches in WWE these days.
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Re: Extreme rules PPVs aren’t very extreme..why do they keep doing them and promoting it as such?

It's kinda silly for WWE to promote a show theme that they really can't (won't?) live up to in 2019.

Like, there's no PPV called "Everyone In Attendance Gets A Million Dollars In Cash 2019" for a reason.

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You’re right gudge!

Extreme Rules is nothing more than a brand name used to sell fans down the river that this particular event is going to be hardcore, extreme and violent.

All the gimmick PPVs are the same, Hell In A Cell being the worst casualty for me. Remember when a Hell In A Cell match was announced to settle an intense rivalry or feud: Cactus Jack vs Triple H at No Way Out 2000 for example, it was epic! Now it’s just a brand name and a match we see every year at least twice, it’s totally lost it’s aura as well as all the other major gimmick matches. It’s like the WWE don’t even understand their own product anymore...

I mean even look at the poster for Extreme Rules, what’s so extreme about it? They can’t even be bothered to market their product properly and at least try and sell it as extreme even if the actual event is going to be a damp squib anyway, they’re so bloody lazy!

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Re: Extreme rules PPVs aren’t very extreme..why do they keep doing them and promoting it as such?

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They should drop gimmick PPV apart from Money In The Bank imo.
I wish they still did this match at Wrestlemania personally, bit hard now with a women's version though, guess they could always do a women's and tag team MitB on a MitB PPV.
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Re: Extreme rules PPVs aren’t very extreme..why do they keep doing them and promoting it as such?

Just like their other gimmick ppvs. Too late to complain about this.
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