Published: Mon, June 05, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

WWE 'Great Balls of Fire' promo is here and it's spectacular

Watch it: Extreme Rules will be shown exclusively on the WWE Network subscription service, which is now offering a free month to new subscribers. The gimmick encourages matches to have a unique stipulation, and there's no lack of that here. From there, Titus directed traffic as Crews slowed down the pace of the match, connecting with a vertical suplex and a big lariat between rest holds, doing his best to keep the cruiserweight off his feet. Then they put Noam back into the ring, where Rich Swann hit a twisting 450 splash for the win. Sasha Banks had some awesome matches pre-Mania and it would be interesting to see if she can keep that up.

Neville vs. Austin Aries (Submission Match; Cruiserweight Championship) - A surprisingly competitive match. At Payback, he nearly won again but Neville forced a disqualification to keep his title. I doubt it. In fact, this Submission Match seems to be set up to make Aries' Last Chancery seem like a deadly move. The Hardy Boyz (c) by escaping the cage to win the titles: The heel duo of Cesaro and Sheamus regained their titles in match that began as a bit of a cluster but heated up in all the right ways until the finish. Joe will win via distraction to get the championship match against Lesnar. When Jeff Hardy defeated Sheamus last week, he and his brother made a decision to defend their titles in a steel cage match.

Cesaro and Sheamus are primed to take the title because the RAW Tag Team Championship needs new feud.

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JOHN POWELL: Dean Ambrose shouldn't even be holding the title. While the ref yelled at her to leave, Miz threw Ambrose into the ref from behind. Maryse came back up on the apron to protest the referee's decision, and while the referee was distracted, The Miz whipped Ambrose into him.

Maryse climbed up on the apron and was almost run into by both Ambrose and The Miz, and The Miz tried to force the referee to disqualify Ambrose by asking his wife to slap him. If he gets in a desperate situation, he could easily have Maryse attack him so that Dean Ambrose is disqualified so he can steal the title. Bliss is one of the company's top personalities and leaving it around her waist for a while would be good. They do need to reset Bayley a little though, so let's stick with a little bliss. This gave Kurt Angle the idea to make their title rematch a Kendo Stick on a Pole match, which could be anywhere from fantastic to awful. Rich Swann would benefit from the victory here as he can move up to challenge Neville for the belt with the momentum. The heartbreaking finish for Aries caps a feud in which he twice lost matches due to cheating from the heel champion.

Originally, WWE looked to be building towards a massive battle of the monsters between Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman. Seth Rollins and Finn Balor are the two best predictions. Lesnar hasn't shown up on WWE TV since the episode of "Monday Night Raw" immediately following WrestleMania 33. After a hard fought match in which three of the contestants would find themselves half broken, Samoa Joe and Bray Wyatt battled it out to the very end with Joe getting the victory. As noted, the victor will earn a shot at WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Finn Balor is interesting based on the Paul Heyman promo a couple weeks ago, and the Beast versus the Demon could be a very intriguing story, but I think they have to build up Balor more since his return. And with a Fatal Five Way match to determine the No. 1 contender to the WWE Universal Championship, plus the Hardy Boyz, Team Extreme themselves in action, this year's edition of Extreme Rules promises to be as exciting as ever.

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