@otheaudacity: @WWE Title match had the right conclusion but the wrong execution. Lazy booking WWE Creative. #EasyWayOut #HIAC
For the second time on one pay-per-view, WWE gave us an ending to a title match that really belonged on Raw, building to an actual conclusion at a pay-per-view. WWE managed to hype this pay-per-view really well, but it had one of the worst conclusions of any pay-per-view since the time WCW's pay-per-view stream stopped halfway through the main event!
A "rogue" referee? No appearance by John Cena or Brock Lesnar? No major bumps?
What Foley said to Punk was true: This was an opportunity to cement his legacy, to go down as a legend instead of a statistic. Punk could have put on a fantastic show and then go on to be the first person to beat Ryback cleanly. They could have somehow involved Cena so that he could take the fall. Punk could have weaseled his way out of the match, only to be violently destroyed after the match.
Instead, we get a cheap ending with a cheap post-match quarrel. Shell Shocked on top of the cell? That probably hurts less than being Shell Shocked in the ring!
The WWE could have done so much with this match, and they completely blew it.
@otheaudacity: @JoeyStyles @Ryback22 @CMPunk @HeymanHustle @WWE That was a weak ending. Punk's legacy was not furthered, needed a clean win or a sick bump.
@otheaudacity: @JoeyStyles @Ryback22 @CMPunk @HeymanHustle @WWE There was no #OhMyGod moments in that match. Not even Top 10 #HIAC matches of all time,
These last two tweets were in response to a tweet sent out by Joey Styles. I realize that it is part of his job to promote the WWE product, but his comments regarding the last match of the pay-per-view were just a bit much for me.
@JoeyStyles: That image of @Ryback22's foot on a fallen @CMPunk's on top of #hellinacell will live forever and haunt @HeymanHustle. @WWE
No, Joey. No, it will not. It will live on for a few weeks, as we are constantly reminded of how the main event of Survivor Series came to be. When this feud is over, that match will go down as one of the least exciting Hell in a Cell matches of all time.
A terrible way to end a brilliant pay-per-view.
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