Tonight the WWE will be presenting its 5th annual Extreme Rules pay per view event, live from St. Louis, Missouri. This will be the first pay per view the WWE has produced since WrestleMania 29. This is a bit uncommon for the WWE to go a month and a half without a show, so tonight expects to be a big deal due to the natural build up. Tonight’s card is shaped to be a promising show in terms of story conclusion and drama.
The Miz vs Cody Rhodes (Pre- Show)
Summary: I have an issue seeing the former WWE Champion who not only headlined WrestleMania 27, but has a WrestleMania victory over John Cena spending the second PPV being stuck in the pre-show against another competitor who deserves as much PPV TV time. This should be worth watching on the pre-show anyhow.
Winner: The Miz
Chris Jericho vs Fandango
Summary: I feel the Fandango craze has come down from sizzle to slight simmer since we have been removed from the day after WrestleMania. These two had a good match at Mania, and this match should parallel it, with Jericho coming out on top.
Randy Orton vs The Big Show (Extreme Rules Match)
Summary: Orton is back home, and since his match with Cody Rhodes a couple of weeks back on Raw, Orton is looking to sit on that top spot once again. This match will re-establish him once again as main event worthy as I expect a devastating ending.
Winner: Randy Orton
Sheamus vs Mark Henry (Strap match)
Summary: Shades of Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Savio Vega from 1996 with this strap match so expect for this to be a tough/unforgiving match from the two. Both men have established their tough presence and it will come about within this contest.
Team Hell No vs Rollins and Regins of The Sheild (Texas Tornado Rules Match for the WWE Tag Team Titles)
Summary: Wow! Texas Tornado rules? Very impressed. All four men will be in the ring at the same time fighting so expect a great deal of action coming from both teams, inside and outside the ring. Tonight will be shades of Halloween Havoc 96 with these belts changing hands.
Winner: The Shield
Kofi Kingston vs Dean Ambrose of The Shield (For the US title)
Summary: Dean Ambrose has proven to be the “guy to watch out for” in the group. He has an unlimited amount of intensity in terms of his in ring offense and without his immediate support system, he will be tested. Without a doubt Kofi will take him to his limit and make this a good match, but Dean will find a trick to use to wrap up the win.
Winner: Dean Ambrose (New US Champion)
Alberto Del Rio vs Jack Swagger (I Quit Match for Number 1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship)
Summary: It’s a bit of a disappointment that we will not get the triple threat ladder match for the World Title, but due to Dolph Ziggler‘s injury, we instead will be getting the I Quit match which is just as important. There is a lot of money that can be made with a Ziggler and Del Rio program, and that is the influence for the conclusion of this match.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Brock Lesnar vs Triple H (Steel Cage match)
Summary: This match is the proverbial rubber match between these two men. Brock scored the victory at Summer Slam 2012 and Triple H scored the win at WrestleMania. Their WrestleMania match was absolutely hard hitting and left everyone hurt, and these two ring generals will once again give us something to talk about the next day.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
John Cena vs Ryback (Last Man Standing match for the WWE Championship)
Summary: The WWE has used the last six weeks to really drive home that Ryback is a legit threat to Cena’s title. The story element of Cena’s ankle injury was added as well to show his vulnerability. Ryback is being groomed for the future of the company and will be holding the top title soon, but with Cena just getting back his WWE championship that he worked over a year to gain back, I cannot see the belt coming off this soon.
Winner: John Cena
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports