Extreme Rules 2013 was always going to have a tough time trying to stand out from the crowd.
Living in the shadow of the biggest pay-per-view of the year can often be something of a burden, while the quality of last year’s Extreme Rules show only added to expectation surrounding this year’s event.
And ultimately, in my mind, Extreme Rules didn’t quite live up to its hardcore moniker; the fact that some of the matches weren’t even contested under some form of extreme gimmick was testament to this.
Though Mark Henry and Sheamus’ strap match and the finish to the WWE title match were intriguing, there was little else on show that could be considered truly out of the ordinary.
Nonetheless, we witnessed some excellent storyline developments and now have a number of potential scenarios to look forward to in the coming weeks.
With this in mind, this article rounds up the five biggest talking points to come from Extreme Rules.