Three weeks between Pay Per Views is a bad idea, because it generally doesn’t give enough time to book a card that is anything more than 90% rematches. And while Extreme Rules at least offers the addition of gimmick matches in order to add some spice to those rematches, it almost exacerbates the fact that this PPV could have essentially been subtitled “Payback With Weapons Added”. Actually, given the choice, we’d probably just pretend Payback never happened, because Extreme Rules was an overall better show. And frankly, it should have been, given that they’d basically run the dress rehearsal just three weeks earlier.
10. The Feud So Hot, Only The Pre-Show Can Contain It
It’s fair to say that WWE had absolutely no plans for two of their big post-Mania NXT call-ups and only brought them up to have some surprising debuts, which is why Apollo Crews has disappeared into the mists of syndicated shows and Baron Corbin has fought Dolph Ziggler roughly 4,291 times in the past month and a half. Frankly, we thought this feud was over when Corbin cleanly pinned Ziggler on Raw, but WWE went back to the well one more time, because like we said, they have no plans. Where Corbin goes after beating Ziggler definitively yet again is impossible to say, a testament to how much WWE has made him into “just another guy” in the weeks since his WrestleMania debut. At this point, why would anyone want to win the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal? In three years, it’s never led to anything good.