WWE Extreme Rules PPV Predictions
Wrestlemania was a really good show and I enjoyed it. The only thing I hated was the stupid 18 second "match" between Daniel Bryan and Sheamus. Now it's onto Extreme Rules, where every match has a stipulation for some unknown reason... If you look at the card, you'll notice that almost all the matches is pretty much the same as Wrestlemania 28. Come on WWE! You have got to do better than that. The only thing I care about is the Lesnar match and apparently, that's all they care about as well.
One thing to look forward to is that this PPV is in Chicago. They're going to give the Wrestlemania crowd in Miami a run for their money, so that should make this PPV extra fun. WWE United States Championship Match: Santino Marella (United States Champion) vs The Miz
It looks like WWE is going to have Pre-Show matches from now on before the PPVs in hopes that people will order at the last minute. Man, how The Miz has fallen. A Pre-Show match for him?! REALLY? REALLY? REALLY?! Also, having a United States Championship Match on the Pre-Show speaks volumes about the title too. Unfortunate.
I really can't see The Miz winning this match when it's not technically "televised". Expect Santino to win easily in this comedy match to get the crowd buzzing... though I don't think the crowd in Chicago will need a Pre-Show buzz. My Prediction: Santino retains the United States Championship by pinfall. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Randy Orton vs Kane
Not much to say here... Kane won cleanly during Wrestlemania. Orton won the next night on RAW. They have a rematch anyway because apparently Kane wants to. I fully expect Orton to win here and hopefully the two can move on and feud with someone else. Only thing I am going to expect in this match is that they'll fight throughout the arena. My Prediction: Randy Orton wins by pinfall. Nikki Bella (Divas Champion) w/Brie Bella vs Beth Phoenix
Nikki won the Divas title on RAW this past Monday when Beth Phoenix sold an ankle injury. Rumors has it that the Bella Twins are done with the WWE at the end of April so the logical thing to do is to let Nikki hold the Divas title (since Brie had it before too). This way, Beth is "injured" and you can have Kharma make her return and kill off the twins.
With that said, I don't see Beth retaining at all. I see her struggling in this match to sell the injury and eventually Nikki will retain. Kharma can come out and destroy both twins and maybe along with Beth to set up a future feud. My Prediction: Nikki Bella retains the Divas Championship by pinfall. Intercontinental Championship Match: Cody Rhodes vs Big Show (Intercontinental Champion) Match stipulation to be announced
Ever since Big Show won the Intercontinental Title, Cody Rhodes has been on the losing end of things. They haven't determined a stipulation yet but I don't think it matters. I would say it's time for Cody to move on to the World Heavyweight Title picture, but that's currently filled up with Sheamus, Daniel Bryan, and Alberto Del Rio. I hate to say it, but I have zero interest in this match.
If I had to do some fantasy booking here... I would definitely let Big Show retain and make him a strong IC Champion. Since they're pushing Ryback, why not have him destroy Big Show to win the Intercontinental Title? That would be cool to see. My Prediction: Big Show retains the Intercontinental Championship by pinfall. 2 out of 3 Falls World Heavyweight Championship Match: Sheamus (World Heavyweight Champion) vs Daniel Bryan
YES! YES! YES! YES!
Guess what WWE? Your attempt to make Daniel Bryan lose in 18 seconds backfired in a BIG WAY. The hardcore wrestling fans were pissed at the treatment on one of your best wrestlers in the business today and are rebelling by chanting YES! YES! YES! YES! to everything.
WWE is extremely oblivious to who is popular (*COUGH* Zack Ryder) and who is not (Sheamus). WWE wants Sheamus to be a long term World Heavyweight Champion going forward and it's just not the right time. Nothing against Sheamus since he was just following orders to win the match in 18 seconds, but when something backfires, you need to change your plans. But again, WWE is dead set on a Sheamus/Alberto Del Rio feud, so it's highly unlikely to see Daniel Bryan win tonight.
This match is 2 out of 3 falls so it'll definitely be longer than 18 seconds. Don't be surprised though if they have Sheamus win one fall with another quick Brogue Kick just because they can make fun of it some more. I can see Daniel Bryan winning one fall of his own with the YES-Lock.
But as for the last fall, I'm fully expecting AJ to come out in some capacity and cost Daniel Bryan the match. Either way, the match should be awesome and the crowd will be 100% behind Daniel Bryan and Cole, King, Booker will pretend they didn't hear anything from the crowd. Oh yeah, almost forgot... Sheamus got "fined" $500,000 for attacking a ref on Smackdown after Wrestlemania. So expect Daniel Bryan to play the coward role and hide behind the ref a lot. Keep in mind, it's not something Daniel Bryan would do... it's just what WWE wants him to do. My Prediction: Sheamus retains the World Heavyweight Championship by pinfall. Chicago Street Fight WWE Championship Match: CM Punk (WWE Champion) vs Chris Jericho
Okay, I predicted that Jericho would win the Rumble and I was wrong. I predicted that Jericho would win in the Elimination Chamber and I was wrong. I then predicted that Jericho would win at Wrestlemania and again... I was wrong! WHAT THE HELL?! I guess Jericho didn't come back to win the WWE Championship after all.
What does kind of suck about the WWE Title is that it has taken a back seat to John Cena, The Rock, and now Brock Lesnar. So maybe that's why they have kept the WWE Championship on CM Punk. This feud isn't about who is the best in the world anymore. Jericho and Punk have made it personal and practically want to kill each other ever since Jericho kept pouring alcohol all over Punk.
Jericho has had the upper hand time and time again, so it will be no surprise to see CM Punk retain in Chicago of all places. My Prediction: CM Punk retains the WWE Championship by pinfall. Extreme Rules Match: Brock Lesnar vs John Cena
Now *THIS* match is going to be fun. Brock Lesnar makes his return to the ring and I don't see him losing. Brock came back because he wants to legitimacy back to the WWE. John Cena on the other hand, is just willing to fight Brock because Brock is going after him. This past Monday on RAW, Brock made a long list of demands... very similar to CM Punk last year about wanting a private jet, and all that good stuff.
If Brock Lesnar defeats John Cena at Extreme Rules then RAW will have to be called "Monday Night Raw: Starring Brock Lesnar."
It has a nice ring to it doesn't it? I can see them going with this because it will be funny and will give Cena a reason to finally win.
This will be a fun match for the Cena haters because he'll get hit by weapons!!! My Prediction: Brock Lesnar by pinfall after a couple of F-5s