Is Extreme Rules set to be an Extreme Let Down?
This Sunday, the WWE will present their first worldwide pay-per-view (PPV) since WrestleMania 29. After a month and a half of waiting, the WWE Universe will be treated to Extreme Rules 2013. For those who may not know, this PPV was predicated on the original ECW premise of hardcore no-holds barred matches. Since the WWE has turned their product into a pure PG program, Extreme Rules has always been the one PPV, which may’ve appealed more to the more mature fan due to the potential violent nature. However, the build up for the upcoming PPV has been anything but compelling and is not enticing fans to hit the interactive button to order the show.
With a roster of talent that are not 100%, you have a pool of superstars that are either wrestling injured or not wrestling at all; most are the top talent of the company. The WWE Championship will be on the line as John Cena will defend the championship against the number-one contender Ryback in a last man standing match. The WWE sprinkled a little bit of mystery into this storyline by making reference to Cena’s ankle injury that he suffered overseas. But even with that subplot to this story, is it enough to make us wonder if Cena can overcome this obstacle? Is the WWE prepared for yet another WWE championship change if Ryback were to win, making this the 4th WWE champion in the year 2013 and its only May?
With a rather under whelming WWE title, the monotonous feel of the cage match between Brock Lesnar and Triple H and the cancellation of the World Heavyweight Championship ladder match, the undercard talent will need to pick up the pieces. As of now, the only interesting element left in the PPV is the fact that The Shield are competing for both the WWE Tag titles and the WWE United States Championship. The Shield could walk out the pay-per-view with those titles making them the most talked about team possibly in WWE history. Now if that’s not extreme, then I don’t know what is. But that is the extent of it for this Sunday night.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports