Trait to Emulate: Big-fight feel
From the booming voice of the announcer, the special guest from the world of MMA and the energy that permeated the arena that night, Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe's battle for the TNA world title felt grand, like an instant classic.
Maybe WWE asks Howard Finkel to announce Brock Lesnar's and Triple H's names on Sunday. Maybe a special-guest referee is added to the mix. Anything that helps that match capture some of the larger-than-life feel that Angle vs. Joe had would elevate Extreme Rules.
Angle's then-wife stood in the crowd wearing a worried look. WWE could easily put Stephanie McMahon in the audience and ask her to emote for the sake of the match.
Angle vs. Joe also felt somewhat like an MMA bout because of Angle's gear and his cautious approach to the open the match. That and the drama that Joe and Angle derived from submissions are elements Lesnar and Triple H should borrow.
Triple H doesn't have the submission-heavy repertoire that either Joe or Angle have, but perhaps he borrows his mentor Ric Flair's figure-four or some other surprising hold.