3 interesting observations from WWE Extreme Rules 2019
The recently concluded WWE Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View was quite entertaining for most of the night.
There were some questionable booking decisions and the show did end on a sour note after everything was said and done. However, there were various instances during the Pay-Per-View where the fans popped for good reasons of their own.
Even though the word 'Extreme' might have indicated that the show was bound to get out of hand, it somehow felt that Extreme Rules was precariously booked from start-to-finish. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but you could easily make out the definitive structure of last night's events.
Here are a few interesting observations from WWE Extreme Rules 2019:
#3: Why Brock Lesnar was handed the Universal Championship yet again
Even though Paul Heyman had warned us all that Brock Lesnar would definitely cash in for the WWE or Universal Championship at the Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View, Seth Rollins should have been on his toes after defeating the team of Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans in a moment of fury.
But Lesnar still managed to win the Universal Championship despite Heyman's statement earlier on in the night.
From a kayfabe perspective, Rollins probably lost control of his emotions after Baron Corbin hit Becky Lynch with the 'End of Days', which would eventually lead to The Architect's downfall. That was one of the most unexpected moments of the night.
But from a booking point-of-view, it is quite apparent that Rollins hasn't had any formidable heel challengers after winning the title in the first place. Moreover, Summerslam 2019 is just around the corner, and Brock Lesnar as Universal Champion proves to be a worthy obstacle for Seth Rollins to conquer.
We also know that the 'chase' for a title in any situation draws more conflict than when the babyface has to hold his/her guard as a formidable champion.
Therefore, it makes sense why the Universal Championship was handed to Brock Lesnar once again.
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