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#21 Posted on 27.4.15 1443.58 Reposted on: 27.4.22 1444.20
Well, Orton RKO'd Kane first, so I GUESS the decision should have been Rollins retains via disqualification and everything that happened afterward doesn't really matter.
Cage matches historically being "no DQ" matches, I have to wonder if this is the first instance of a DQ in a cage match. (I do feel like I could go back and find an instance where WCW booked that finish.)
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#22 Posted on 27.4.15 1457.24 Reposted on: 27.4.22 1458.22
Originally posted by ChumpstainEven if Seth doing the RKO was illegal as per the terms of the match, they went out of their way to say at the start of the match that the title could only change hands by pinfall, submission or in this special case, by escaping the cage. Seth losing the match by DQ via violation of the RKO-specific stipulation would not actually cost him the title, so even if Orton goes and digs up the exact stipulation it won't change that Rollins is still the champ.
Things not actually mattering is exactly why this is a problem. Sure, it doesn't change whether or not Rollins is the champion, but then this is a situation where a DQ would have actually been the right way to go. Orton could have even been DQ'ed for RKO'ing Kane. Whatevs.
Setting up the next PPV is fine, but if you're going to announce stips for the PPV, then there should be some actual teeth to them.
Bryan and Cesaro were right. WWE is a parody of wrestling.
#23 Posted on 27.4.15 1524.40 Reposted on: 27.4.22 1525.11
The thing is, even with that goofy finish in the main event, this was still probably the best PPV of 2015 so far. There was the phenomenal Neville/Barrett match on the preshow, along with the tag title match, which would be highlights on any show. Sheamus/Ziggler was a good match even if the stipulation wasn't honored, and Dolph was throwing the best looking punches of his career in it. The street fight had the big break in the middle of it (aside: I love that when the car came back, they came out of the back seat), but was pretty good otherwise. Reigns/Show was an overbooked monstrosity, but not unfun, and heck, even Naomi/Bella was half decent. The only real losers on the card were the chain match (quick, name a match that's more boring than a four-corners match. Hint, it involves a foreign object that no one in the match really uses.) and the cage match. The show definitely ended with a plop, but overall I thought it wound up being pretty great, especially with the lowered expectations that Extreme Rules always promises.