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Jimmy Korderas Critiques Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt’s Swamp Fight at Extreme Rules, Where Braun Can Go Next

July 21, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Wyatt Swamp Fight Horror Show at Extreme Rules

The Wrestling Inc. Daily recently spoke to Sportsnet host and former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas about The Horror Show at Extreme Rules following the event, and Korderas shared his thoughts on the Swamp Fight between Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt. Korderas also discussed where WWE can go from the matchup with Braun Strowman as a character. Below are some highlights.

Korderas on the Swamp Fight: “I enjoyed parts of it. It’s just…where do you go from here? That’s the thing and I get it as now we have to wait until either an announcement on WWE.com or until Friday’s SmackDown to find out he didn’t actually drown. I liked the little elements when they had old school Braun facing current Braun. From a cinematic and story standpoint, I get it as it’s a little bit fantasy. But that’s what we’re getting in these cinematic matches. The unfortunate thing in this Swamp Match was we got Taker-AJ Styles at WrestleMania which is the one that everybody is holding the cinematic match standard to. And it’s gonna be tough to live up to that one. With all due respect to Braun, him heavy breathing for five minutes while he’s tied to a chair… Friday night’s SmackDown – and I’m backtracking a little bit – when he cut that promo, it just seemed like a lot of, ‘Ahhh’ and there wasn’t pacing. There’s something missing from me with Braun. He’s big and imposing but there’s something that needs to connect the dots with him for me that’s not there.”

Korderas on Strowman returning as an evolved version of himself: “All I can say is I hope you’re correct my friend. That’s all I can say because right now something is missing. That’s the whole thing – you want to be able to connect and invest in these characters. Because of that something lacking in Braun, I am not connecting.”

On if Extreme Rules was the worst WWE PPV ever: “That’s hard to say because there have been some ones in the past that have not been very good. This one had the potential and at moments I was thinking this could be good. What took away from some great moments that could have been were these preposterous finishes, in my opinion. They took away from what could have been some decent, at least, matches.”