Perhaps the ridiculous sounding ppv name was designed to get fans to pay less attention to the second announcement which was that Brock Lesnar would make his first Universal title defense at said PPV.
This means 96 days will have passed between the time Lesnar defeated Goldberg for the belt at WrestleMania and his first championship, thus forever making a huge joke out of the infamous 30 day defense rule which states a champion must defend his title once every 30 days.
While the three month absence is completely ridiculous, the absurdity of naming an event after a 1964 Jerry Lee Lewis song (or a 1989 Dennis Quaid film about Jerry Lee Lewis) could not be ignored.
Even former Raw superstar, Big E, couldn't help but give the upcoming pay per view's name a shout out.
Clearly, the most disappointing aspect of no longer being on Raw is knowing I won't be a part of the 1st annual Great Balls of Fire.— ShinigamE (@WWEBigE) April 28, 2017
And as you might imagine, the WWE Universe completely lost their minds upon hearing the new PPV's name.
#GreatBallsOfFire jesus christ I thought this was a joke, THERE IS AN ACTUAL PPV CALLED GREAT BALLS OF FIRE— Tuck Buckford (@AhmedTVJunkie) April 28, 2017
BREAKING: The #GreatBallsOfFire are expected to be on a pole.— Part-Time Heelbook (@Heelbook) April 28, 2017
Worst pay-per-view name ever#greatballsoffire— Sock Monkey Mike (@SockMonkeyMike) April 28, 2017
Can't wait for further WWE PPVs 'Sex Bomb' and 'Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting' #GreatBallsOfFire— Jack G. King (@JackTheJobber) April 28, 2017
@CBOverTheRopes If we are making PPVs out of song titles then I want to see the Universal Title defended at Boom Shake The Room— kazzy mcjazzy (@KMcjazzy) April 28, 2017
Will WWE bend to the ridicule and change the name or will we be treated to hearing the word balls 7,000 times on Raw between now and July 9th?prev