WWE Extreme Rules 2017 Results: Best and Worst Moments

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Source: WWE.com

Worst: A Good Match That Abandons All Sense Of Logic

Starting off Extreme Rules proper was the Intercontinental Championship match. Much like Kalisto and Crews, Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz was a really good match. In fact, were this just a typical match, it would probably be considered one of the best Intercontinental Title matches in recent memory.

But there’s a huge, glaring problem with how the match went down: it was built around a stipulation that ended up barely coming into play.

A quick recap: Ambrose got disqualified in a title defense against Miz a few weeks ago on Raw. Miz got himself a rematch where he would win the title if Ambrose got disqualified. Not exactly the most “extreme” of Extreme Rules matches, but whatever.

Smart money would have been on Miz getting himself immediately disqualified, right? Nope. He fought a good match. Nothing like the weaselly heel playing it straight. And Ambrose was never in danger of being disqualified until the end of the match.

First of all, I refuse to believe that Miz didn’t think of Maryse hitting him until that particular moment. Second, why on earth was the referee waffling on whether to disqualify Ambrose for so long? Ambrose was distracted more by John Cone than he was Maryse, who had been tossed from ringside. Just a truly dumb ending to a pretty good match.