The match itself was packed full of drama and action, serving as one of the better undercard bouts on an otherwise-patchy show. That Orton finished things with the (rarely used) punt kick was a nice touch, too. It made the bout feel extra special and important.
This monster went to Extreme Rules and fought in a draw against John Cena for the WWE Championship. Throughout the Last Man Standing match, Cena tried valiantly but couldn’t overcome Ryback’s monstrous attack.
Their battle only proved why Ryback came in the wrong era.
One of the most exciting wrestling shows of the year is set for Sunday as Extreme Rules takes place at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. While Extreme Rules isn't hyped as much as WrestleMania or SummerSlam, it is consistently entertaining and provides fans with great matches.
The Extreme Rules PPV made its debut in 2009 with Jeff Hardy defeating Edge in a Ladder match for the World Heavyweight Championship, but it also saw CM Punk cash in Money in the Bank briefcase to take the title from Hardy.
The manager of Brock Lesnar and CM Punk spent years at the helm of ECW composing some of the most intriguing stories in wrestling history. Heyman may have not been able to keep ECW afloat financially, but his creativity, energy and innovation is a resource WWE needs to mine.