WWE’s Extreme Rules features a total of 10 matches on the pay-per-view card. The card is very solid and features entertaining match-ups. However, for a pay-per-view named Extreme Rules, the lack of extreme match stipulations is disappointing. I can be wrong, but I think every champion will retain. Overall, I’m predicting Extreme Rules to be entertaining but predictable.
Seth Rollins (Universal Champion) and Becky Lynch (Raw Women’s Champion) vs. Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans
Last Chance Winners Take All mixed tag team Extreme Rules match for both the WWE Universal Championship and WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Who I Would Book to Win: Brollins
There is really nothing extreme about this match. Just a long and confusing match stipulation. “Last Chance Winners Take All mixed tag team Extreme Rules match for both the WWE Universal Championship and WWE Raw Women’s Championship.” Yeah. This match is a no brainer. Team Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins, Team Brollins, will retain. It’s clear WWE is pushing Brollins as the new “it” couple. Can’t see either of them losing any time soon.
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship
Winner: Kofi Kingston
Who I Would Book to Win: Kofi Kingston
The build-up for this match has been great for both Kofi Kingston (the face champion) and Samoa Joe (the ruthless heel). Joe is just the right opponent Kingston needs to help prove he is the champ we deserve. Kingston will win, but he will not beat Joe. He’ll take all of Joe’s punishment, but in the end, outsmart Joe.
Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross Handicap match for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Who I Would Book to Win: Bayley
The match was slightly harder to predict. I can see the match ending three ways. 1. Bayley retains and goes on to face a challenger at SummerSlam next month. 2. Either Nikki Cross or Alexa Bliss pins Bayley to become the first-ever SmackDown Women’s Co-champions. 3. Bliss pins Bayley and turns on Cross. While all three endings are intriguing, the most intriguing thing about this match is if Bayley’s BBF, Sasha Banks will return to WWE.
Ricochet (c) vs. AJ Styles for the WWE United States Championship
Who I Would Book to Win: Ricochet
Ricochet vs AJ Styles has the potential to be the Match of the Night (MotN) or a Match of the Year (MotY). According to backstage WWE rumors in the IWC, Paul Heyman is a huge Ricochet supporter. If this is true, Ricochet will have prosperous United States Championship reign. But most importantly, we, the fans could be in for some exciting rivalries and matches.
The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) (c) vs. The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Winner: The Revival
Who I Would Book to Win: The Revival
The build-up for this match has been underwhelming. In fact, it seems as if the match was just thrown on the card. But this match has the potential to be super fun. I’m predicting The Revival to win. But if The Revival retains, what’s next the Raw Tag Team champs.
Daniel Bryan and Rowan (c) vs. The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods) vs. Heavy Machinery (Otis and Tucker) for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Winner: Daniel Bryan and Rowan
Who I Would Book to Win: Daniel Bryan and Rowan
Unlike the Raw Tag Team Championship match, the SmackDown Tag Team Championship match has had more TV time and more build-up. Each team has been showcased as a possible winner. Yet, I’m predicting Daniel Bryan and Rowan will win. Loved the SmackDown go-home segment and the Daniel Bryan vs Xavier Woods vs Otis Triple Threat match. I’m hoping that match is a sign that the tag team championship match will be fire and the tag team match of the Night (MotN).
Drew Gulak (c) vs. Tony Nese for WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Winner: Drew Gulak
Who I Would Book to Win: Drew Gulak
The 205 Live championship scene just hasn’t been the same since the departure of Ali, Buddy Murphy, and Cedric Alexander. It’s not that the match quality has decreased. It’s more of a storyline issue. The championship scene lacks heart, soul and a crucial heel. Maybe Drew Gulak is the heel champion 205 Live needs, for a better 205 Live.
Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley
Last Man Standing Match
Winner: Braun Strowman
Who I Would Book to Win: Braun Strowman
Braun Strowman vs Bobby Lashley is one of the few matches on the Extreme Rules card that actually features an extreme match stipulation. A last man standing match is perfect for these two, especially after their explosive match on Raw on July 1. According to backstage WWE rumors in the IWC, Strowman will be returning to his monster roots. So I’m predicting Strowman to get the win.
The Undertaker and Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre
No Holds Barred Tag Team Match
Winner: The Undertaker and Roman Reigns
Who I Would Book to Win: The Undertaker and Roman Reigns
This match is my least favorite match on the pay-per-view. Since it’s inception, I have not been a fan of The Best in the World Shane McMahon storyline. I’m also underwhelmed by The Undertaker’s involvement in this storyline. Is there any redemption for The Undertaker after his match with Goldberg at the Saudi Arabian show? Personally, I would prefer if The Deadman’s spot in the match would have been given to Kevin Owens or Cedric Alexander. I’m predicting The Undertaker and Roman Reigns to win.
Aleister Black vs. Cesaro
Winner: Aleister Black
Who I Would Book to Win: Aleister Black
It’s been weeks since WWE has been teasing an Aleister Black feud. Basically, Black has been itching for a fight. Just waiting for someone to knock on his door and pick a fight with him. Well, someone knocked on Black’s door and it was Cesaro. This match is my pick for MotN. I’m sure Black will be picking up the win.