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WWE PPV Reax #3: Bryan-Sheamus delivers, who's next for Punk?, mixed reaction to Cena-Lesnar finish

Apr 30, 2012 - 3:44:45 PM
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Greg Coleman, PWTorch reader: Best Match: Sheamus-Bryan. Worst Match: Divas. Overall, great action on this pay-per-view. I felt the three headline matches delivered and Sheamus and Bryan's match was great. Punk-Jericho was good and I would like to see them do one more match. Maybe an Iron Man or ultimate submission. Lesnar-Cena was brutal for Cena. Love him or hate him, he is definitely a company guy to take that ass whooping he took. Initially, I thought Lesnar would win a war and Cena's character would develop a bit of an edge and straddle that line between face and heel. But, after seeing how they booked Lesnar to be so dominant, Cena had to win. If Cena would have lost that match, it would have been a squash for the top guy in the game. It will be interesting to see where Creative goes with each guy.
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Steve in Pompano Beach, Fla. (7.5): Best: Punk vs. Jericho tied with Sheamus vs. Bryan. Worst: Ziggler vs. Clay. Most out of place: Ryback vs. jobbers. Overall, this felt like a fairly solid show. I was half-expecting a trainwreck, but things came together well enough that I didn't feel like an idiot for having watched. Orton-Kane and Cody-Show were better than I expected, and I thought that Rhodes getting the IC Title back was smart. Conversely, I felt that Clay-Ziggler and Ryback's "match" were more suited for TV and not a PPV. The Divas match....eh...I give it a pass; no one said outright that Kharma was going to be the "mystery Diva," after all. Punk-Y2J and Bryan-Sheamus were both great - each match offered good, captivating touches that kept me glued until the end. As for Cena-Lesnar, well...I was down on this match going in, and once Super Cena emerged, the show was basically over for me. That aside, it was a decent PPV.

Dylan, PWTorch reader (8.0): Best Match: Punk vs. Jericho. Worst: Divas. This was a very fun PPV to watch. Every match was fun and sometimes shocked me. Daniel Bryan's match was very good, and told a great story. Punk's match was a great, long match. And, Cena-Lesnar was very well done. They made Lesnar look like a monster and that one bump he took outside the ring was insane. The problem was neither man could lose. Lesnar loses his return match and he's weak, but if Cena loses his third straight match, then he's weak. I thought they did the best they could. I'm assuming Brock will just brag about breaking Cena's arm, gaining heat until Summerslam when they have re-match.

Ryan, PWTorch reader: Best: Bryan vs The Great White. Worst: the mis-use of Ziggler. Nothing to contribute that has not already been said. An excellent PPV. Punk continues to be the top star for me. I just hope Lord Tensai is not next. Maybe Bryan moves to Raw for Punk vs. Bryan. Money!
Just a note to all about Lesner vs. Cena. The right guy went over. Everyone out there: Stop being prisoners of the moment. The powers that be in WWE have a plan. They know what they are doing. I am very very interested to see where they take Lesner from here. Don't be surprised if he absolutely destroys Cena tonight on Raw sending Cena to his well-deserved break. Overall, great WrestleMania follow-up, great matches, and WWE is off to a great post-WM start!

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