WWE Extreme Rules 2017 Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades

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WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. The Miz

Result: The Miz defeats Dean Ambrose via pinfall to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

Rating: 3.25 out of 5 stars

If Dean Ambrose gets disqualified, he will lose the Intercontinental Championship. So, Maryse should just attack her husband, The Miz, right?


What is interesting, is a title only changing hands by disqualification one time, which came in 2011. Kind of surprising this hasn’t happened before.

There were plenty of teases of near-disqualifications, including the use of the chair, until the referee caught it. However, most of the action remained in the ring, and still without Maryse doing anything like, you know, hitting Miz, or even just slapping him in the face. This doesn’t make sense.

The A-Lister controlled this match for a while, mostly since the ringside chair-attempt happened. However, Ambrose fought back, and it’s when the action got a little quicker in the ring.

Things changed when Ambrose jumped off the turnbuckle and injured his left leg. This led to Miz working in some psychology on the hurt body part, with the Figure Four submission. Everything evened out, though, when Ambrose put on his own Figure Four.

Well, the referee made the wiser call by sending Maryse away from the ring. This led to her arguing and distracting the referee, so Miz threw Ambrose into the referee. While they were going back and forth, Miz hit the Skull-Crushing Finale for the win.

This makes Miz a seven-time Intercontinental Champion, getting the belt he made look so good on SmackDown back. He’s best in this role, while Ambrose is elite in chasing. They should have an even better feud moving forward, potentially leading into Raw or Great Balls of Fire.

Bayley Interview

Bayley talks about watching matches on the WWE Network to get ready for her’s, which is a shameless plug at this “fangirl” character WWE is pushing over the top. A Wonder Woman reference was thrown in, too.