Jul 19, 2018
Tim Kail analyzes the ineffectiveness of the Extreme Rules pay-per-view, breaking it down into quantifiable terms. In the process, he arrives at a deeper understanding of what's so wrong with the WWE's universe.
From inconsequential kick-off matches to the disruptive nature of overlong, modern vignettes to the real reason fans are more entertained by a clock than an Iron Man Match, Tim attempts to provide WWE, and wrestling fans, the kind of constructive criticism they clearly need (and aren't getting).
Below is the timecode for each of the match-analyses in case you'd like to skip around:
3:56 - SIN CARA vs ANDRADE “CIEN” ALMAS’ w/SOLENA VEGA
5:57 - THE NEW DAY vs SANITY (TABLES MATCH)
10:28 - MATT & BRAY vs THE B-TEAM
12:36 - FINN BALOR vs “CONSTABLE” BARON CORBIN
15:20 - CARMELLA vs ASUKA (W/JAMES ELSWORTH IN A SHARK CAGE)
18:40 - JEFF HARDY vs SHINSUKE NAKAMURA
19:33 - BRAUN STROWMAN vs KEVIN OWENS (STEEL CAGE)
25:49 - BLUDGEON BROTHERS vs TEAM HELL NO
32:25 - ROMAN REIGNS vs BOBBY LASHLEY
40:19 - ALEXA BLISS vs NIA JAX (EXTREME RULES)
44:10 - AJ STYLES VS RUSEV
52:05 - DOLPH ZIGGLER vs SETH ROLLINS (IRON MAN MATCH)
At 1:16:14 Tim reevaluates his initial response to the crowd's reaction to the countdown clock, and offers a different point of view following a good night's sleep.