10 “Say What?” moments from No Mercy 2017
So, WWE’s No Mercy 2017 is in the books and it's fair to say that it’s received a mixed response from the fans on social media.
There was a lot of buzz surrounding this Raw-exclusive pay-per-view, largely due to the two main event, ‘WrestleMania worthy’ matches of Roman Reigns vs. John Cena and Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman.
No Mercy also had a fairly healthy undercard, which made this event one of the most anticipated in recent memory. Therefore, expectations were high and in a lot of people’s opinions, including mine, it fell some way short of those expectations.
A number of head scratching booking decisions and surprising moments did at least get the fans talking about the event, and with that in mind, here are 10 “Say What?” moments from WWE’s No Mercy 2017.
#1 Role reversal
The opening match of the night saw The Miz, along with his ‘Miztourage’, defend his Intercontinental Championship against Kurt Angle’s baby boy, Jason Jordan.
Rather predictably, the face and heel dynamic of this match did not go how WWE officials would have hoped. Jordan got a largely negative reaction from the Los Angeles crowd and the audience in attendance were firmly behind The Miz.
It’d be too far to expect a face turn for The Miz on the back of this, especially since this isn’t the first time he has received this sort of support from the WWE Universe recently.
But as for Jordan, he did seem to plant the seeds for an imminent heel turn during his post-match interview and that could exactly what he needs to establish his new character, which clearly hasn’t connected with the fans thus far.