Previously on the Best and Worst of WWE Extreme Rules: We got a show that highlights how different WWE can be at the beginning and end of a calendar year, even if it feels like it’s stagnant. Last year’s Extreme Rules featured Ronda Rousey, the Bludgeon Brothers, Rusev (come back soon, sweet prince), Sanity, James Ellsworth, Woken Matt Hardy, and more.
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Here’s the Best and Worst of WWE Extreme Rules 2019, originally aired on July 14, 2018.
Best: Club Dues
Welp, that’s the end of Finn Bálor’s run.
Finn Bálor won the Intercontinental Championship at this year’s WrestleMania, and then pretty much fell off the face of the Earth. He’s been in complete obscurity the past couple of months, only wrestling dark matches after Smackdown to make room for all the “wild cards” and stutter-started, commercial-avoiding 2-out-of-3 falls affairs, and only got involved in a TV feud again when another guy who’d been lost in oblivion, Shinsuke Nakamura, wandered up and Too Sweeted his title belt. Now, only five days after getting his ass handed to him in a non-title match on Smackdown, Bálor gets his ass handed to him again on an unannounced, pre-show-opening match and loses the championship.