For whatever reason, I wasn’t very interested in this match. Maybe it was because the match seemed too predictable or because I knew it wouldn’t be as good as the Punk-Cena match or because it wasn’t the main event or because it felt weird rooting against Chris Jericho or because Punk was defending the WWE Championship instead of trying to win it. I did enjoy the match and when I revise my list of my favorite matches I’ve seen live, this match will be near the top but I definitely enjoyed CM Punk vs. John Cena from Money in the Bank more.
It was a pro-Daniel Bryan crowd, but the reaction for his match was more mixed than I thought it would be. Sheamus was very over in Chicago last year which helped him turn face, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised he still has many fans less than a year later. Daniel Bryan needs to lose the heel gimmick. Too many fans love him especially fans in Chicago. Daniel Bryan is one of my favorites in the WWE and I hope to see many more classic matches from him in Chicago. I have already seen three of his top 10 best WWE matches. He keeps raising the bar in Chicago at every PPV so I can’t imagine what he will do next time. I’m hoping the next WWE PPV Chicago gets is the Royal Rumble in January 2013. The Royal Rumble has never come to Chicago. I think there’s a good chance that happens. The WWE comes to Chicago about every four months. They will come to Chicago on September 3 for RAW. Four months after that is January. An 8 month gap in-between Chicago PPVs seems very short, but Extreme Rules happened just 9 months after Money in the Bank. It’s very possible Chicago will host either the Royal Rumble or the Elimination Chamber PPV. I don’t plan to go to the September 3 RAW, but I do want to go to the next WWE PPV in Chicago. If it is the Royal Rumble, maybe that means Daniel Bryan will win the Royal Rumble match because he has had some of his greatest moments in Chicago. One thing I do know for sure is that I expect to go to many more WWE events in Chicago in the near future.