WWE No Mercy 2017 Review

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The Miz (c) defeated Jason Jordan to retain the Intercontinental Championship

This was a really good match. This was a great opening match to start the show and was entertaining from start to finish. While the Jason Jordan gimmick as Kurt Angle’s son has fallen flat on its face, Jordan is still a great performer in the ring and hopefully they can find a different storyline so that the crowd can actually get behind him. This result made sense as the Miz needed his Miztourage to help him win and this rivalry is just getting started.

Enzo Amore defeated Neville (c) to win the Cruiserweight Championship

This result didn’t make any sense to me. Neville is the only reason 205 live is relevant and Enzo Amore has done a good job inserting himself into this division. But, to have him win his first test in the division against the champion is a little ridiculous. Especially, considering the fact that Enzo is not that good of a wrestler while Neville is one of the best in the business. While it will be a little interesting to see where this goes, this result probably angered most of the WWE universe and it probably won’t help the already low ratings of 205 live.

Alexa Bliss (c) defeated Nia Jax, Bayley, Emma, and Sasha Banks to retain the Raw Women’s Championship

This match wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. Once Bayley got inserted into this match, I thought that her getting forced into this match at the last second was going to mean that she was going to win. But, that didn’t seem to be the case and these women ended up putting on a good match. Close pinfalls, a few crazy moves, and a hectic ending is how a fatal five way match should be and these women were able to put on a great match.

Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins (c) defeated Cesaro and Sheamus to retain the Raw Tag Team Championship

Anytime these four are in the ring, they are always able to put on a great match. That was the case here again and it was a great match, along with a reasonable result. Craziest moment of the PPV happened in this match too as Cesaro botched a whiplash into the turnbuckle and ended up knocking out three front teeth, which led to his mouth bleeding for the entire match. Overall, great match and it will be interesting to see who are the next challengers for the tag team champions.

Roman Reigns defeated John Cena

Overall, this was a great match to watch. This match really showed why these two have been the top guys for WWE for as long as they have. But, the fact it only took two total spears to beat John Cena when Cena hit four AA’s on Reigns (including one from the top rope and his one where he flips them over and hits another AA) and didn’t win is where I get frustrated. It just shows that Roman Reigns is basically untouchable and it doesn’t make much sense especially since the considering the fans boo’d loudly on the “passing of the torch” moment when Cena raised Reigns’ hand. Along with this, this could be the last time we see Cena in 2017 and for him to go out that way, just feels wrong.

Cena soaking in the WWE Universe cheering for him as he leaves the ring after his match against Roman Reigns

Brock Lesnar (c) defeated Braun Strowman to retain the Universal Championship

This match didn’t end up being as good as I thought it was going to be. While I knew that we were going to see big moves left and right, it was slow and the ending was a huge disappointment. It was the same story as the Reigns vs. Cena match. Strowman hit his running powerslam finisher four times as well, but then loses after one F-5 by Brock Lesnar. After how much booking they have done to make Strowman to look strong and then to only be beaten by one F-5, that know makes him look weak.

While this event did have its good moments, it also had its bad moments. I would have to say that the bad moments outweighed the good moments, mostly because of the logic standpoint of what happened. Strowman losing after one F-5, Reigns getting boo’d again after a “passing of the torch” moment, Enzo Amore beating the best Cruiserweight the division had were all moments that frustrated not just me, but the entire WWE Universe. After how much hype was going into this event, it really was a letdown.

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