WWE Super Show-Down continues and now we have our first world title match. Brock Lesnar defends the WWE Championship against Ricochet. How long this will go is anybody’s guess but they do go as far as to give it a video package. Before the match, as commentators remind us that Brock tends to have longer matches with smaller guys, Paul Heyman reminds us that the winner of this match will go on to headline WrestleMania.
As I said before, Ricochet, to me, is in very much the same spot that Dean Ambrose was in a few years ago. We had this match clearly setup between Roman Reigns and Triple H, the obvious headlining Mania match for the title, when suddenly in came Ambrose. The monkey wrench thrown into the mix, ready to totally reroute the Road to WrestleMania. It was a pretty exciting thing, helped by the fact that he was legitimately one of the most over babyfaces going at that point in time. Ricochet is basically playing that same role here, except to much lesser effect.
WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Ricochet
Ricochet tries to hit a dropkick quick and Brock is having none of it, quickly shuts him down. Suplex number one. Brock grabs the weakened Ricochet in the corner… Suplex number Two. He grabs Ricochet again… you guessed it, Suplex number three. Brock stands over the dead body of Ricochet, picks him up for the F5, rolls him over, cover…. and… um. That’s it. That whole video package for… that match. Yeah.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
Welp. This was sure worth doing. Ricochet is at a very good place in his career. I mean, this is what is consistent with him these past few weeks, the guy just barely defeated Luke Gallows in a singles match. So it makes plenty of sense really, that he just can’t do anything against Lesnar. It is hilarious though, the fact that on this show they basically tried to trick you into thinking Brock was gonna have a good, long match, doing everything they could to convince you that it’d be like, y’know, a real world title match… just to swerve you by giving you a super quick squash. It’s, a very WWE move, I suppose.
Seems kinda ridiculous that we’ve been building to this since before the Royal Rumble, and even used part of the Rumble match itself to help boost it.
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