Punchy wrote:I thought Extreme Rules was OK, I love that The Shield won, and the Orton/Big Show match really surprised me.
The main event was odd, it was odd to see Brock look so vulnerable, and what with him overcoming injury to win, and Triple H cheating at the start and then with the sledgehammer... it seemed like Brock was the good guy, it was strange. Maybe it's just because Triple H's character is a dick.
I also thought the Strap Match was good, I'd like to see more uses of that stipulation. I've seen some people online say that it was racist for Sheamus to win and to whip Henry... which is baffling, there's no racial element to this feud, Sheamus, for all of his character faults, isn't Swagger and it was just two men fighting, regardless of race. Some people are looking for outrage everywhere.
The idea that African-Americans were whipped by police during the civil rights movement is still a pretty vivid concept. Especially for those who remember it happening or had relatives who had it happen to them.