By Carson Koschik
While it was almost impossible to follow the Extreme Rules/WrestleMania wombo combo that WWE put on last year, this year's "extreme" event definitely put on one hell of an effort. With no filler and a lot of good wrestling, this year's Extreme Rules surprised many in just how good it was. And while every match and wrestler was great, it's time to focus on who did it best.
Best Match Award
Winner: John Cena vs. Ryback
As much as I, urm, WE like to crap on John Cena, the guy can definitely put on one hell of a match. In another instance where the leader of the Cenation was sure to silence his critics, Cena faced off against Ryback in a brutal Last Man Standing match. Tables were snapped, barricades were broken, fire extinguishers were extinguished, and stage sets exploded. It was pretty damn awesome. But let's not forget that Cena wasn't the only who proved himself to the IWC. The so-called "green" Ryback also put on one hell of a performance, and showed us that he very well can hang at the top.
Best Feud Award
Winner: Team Hell No vs. The Shield
Although the match didn't get as much time as it should have, Team Hell No and the Shield culminated what was basically a five month feud with the crowning of new Tag Team Champions. Whether they were sending each-other through tables and ladders, duking it out with the Undertaker, or just flat-out beating the living crap out of eachother, all the men involved in this feud have delivered and impressed the fans who were lucky enough to see them do what they do best.
Best Superstar Award
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Okay, so he didn't actually compete at Extreme Rules (thanks Swagger), but Dolph Ziggler won his first (real) World Championship in the what was the top mark-out moment of the year! I'm not going to let a little amnesia get in the way of him winning what he earned! Hopefully we'll get to see him kicking butt at Payback, where I'm sure the Chicago crowd will explode for him.
Best Diva Award
As much as I would like to give this to either Kaitlyn or AJ, they both didn't really do anything in the past month. Naomi, however, won more matches than any of the Divas since WrestleMania. Pretty good for a Funkadactyl.
Biggest Loser Award
Winner: Zack Ryder
Sorry Zack, growing out your hair, dropping your merchandise, and wearing longer tights isn't really considered "evolving" your character. Better luck next time?
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