The dust is beginning to settle on Extreme Rules 2014, and there were certainly some moments that will live long in the memory of WWE fans.
In all honesty, the show managed to deliver and was a pretty good way to continue the momentum garnered from WrestleMania XXX.
Amidst all of the action that occurred at Extreme Rules, there were some monumental victories that will have a huge impact on the company moving forward.
Whether it was emerging stars making their mark on the scene or forgotten men capturing glory, there were some big victories that are bound to shake up the WWE.
Alexander Rusev's Victory Against R-Truth and Xavier Woods
When you bring a guy with huge potential on the main roster, it is important that he gets off to a good start on pay-per-view.
Alexander Rusev managed to achieve that at Extreme Rules, as he knocked off both R-Truth and Xavier Woods to continue his strong start to life in the WWE.
Rusev should now be moved on to stronger—and more worthwhile—opponents. You get the impression he is something completely different to anything the WWE currently possesses, especially with his European approach to wrestling.
The fact that he knocked both men off so quickly is a good indicator that Rusev is ready to make his mark on the company in full fashion.
Hopefully, there is a decent rivalry to speak of at Payback—perhaps a match against Sheamus for the United States Championship?
The Shield's Victory Against Evolution
The Shield are used to picking up impressive wins in their early years with the WWE, but this felt like a huge step forward for them.
Their face turn is starting to gather some serious momentum and they are looking incredibly impressive on the back of Extreme Rules.
To beat Triple H, Batista and Randy Orton is one thing, but to beat them in a hugely entertaining match is another.
However, the most impressive aspect of all this is that The Shield got the win without any drama or interference. They won clean, and that is a huge sign that they are going places.
A rematch against Evolution at the upcoming Payback show may be a fantastic avenue to explore, as one gets the impression there is plenty left in the legs of this amazing rivalry.
Regardless, The Shield's win will have a significant impact on the careers of Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins for years and years.
Bray Wyatt's Victory Against John Cena
Bray Wyatt has been an impressive figure for a good few months now. He has plenty of qualities that the rest of the WWE's top heel characters do not, and that makes him a valuable asset.
Therefore, it was imperative that he picked up a victory over John Cena at Extreme Rules. Admittedly, the WWE could have handled it a little better—the way the match ended didn't do a great deal in terms of putting Wyatt over—but it has given him a platform on which to build.
In many ways similar to The Shield vs. Evolution, this match could rumble on for another pay-per-view at least.
Wyatt is without doubt a champion in the making. A victory over John Cena on pay-per-view is the most obvious indicator of that and will have a telling effect on the company for some time to come.
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