Samoa Joe vs Bray Wyatt vs Finn Balor vs Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins
June 4, 2017
Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD
WWE Extreme Rules
Awesome match with everyone looking in peak form and each guy getting a chance to shine. Seth Rollins was the star early on, but in each phase of the match, another guy had his moment until it really picked up towards the end.
How this only got ****1/2 while matches half as long with far less action and emotion get similar ratings in Japan is beyond me, but that’s Meltzer’s Japanese bias for ya. He will deny it, except it’s real. It often seemed like a collection of stunts with no real rhyme or reason, and then towards the end as Roman Reigns speared Samoa Joe and Finn Balor into the padded guard outside, it picked up considerably.
Crowd was red hot as these guys were breaking their backs, with Reigns bleeding from the mouth after the spear spot. All sorts of dives and big moves as it built towards the end, and this whole main event elevated everyone and got themselves and the company itself over. Another must-see on the WWE Network.