Even though nothing has been officially announced, you can see right now the following matches most likely happening:
Cena vs Ryback
Dolph vs ADR and Swagger
HHH vs Brock in a Cage
Team Hell No vs the Shield
Sheamus vs Henry
Hate to say this but this card excites me more than WM!
I don't mean to be a douche, but only one of those matches is certain, and that's Trips/Lesnar.
There's still a lot of time for build up. Cena/Ryback seems set, but the triple threat might happen on Raw, and we might get ADR/Ziggler.
SpoilerRusev looks like Torbe.
There's also the possibility of the 6 man next week being a non-finish and getting redone at ER.
I wonder who Fandango will take on?
I'm thinking that he just may a US title shot against Kofi, if they're smart they'll book it.
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People are so quick to say, "There are so many PPVs that are better than WrestleMania." Well, yeah, if you weigh what you get against what the expectation is. But there's no way this would fly as a WrestleMania card, and you can say the same for most "B-level" shows.
With that said, I'm very much looking forward to the show. I'm glad Triple H and Lesnar have a chance to redeem themselves from what I thought was a disappointing outing last week, and maybe it's actually make the steel cage seem important again.
I've preferred Extreme Rules over Mania for the last three years. So no surprise here.
Of course the lack of Punk is going to be depressing.
Why does Swagger look like he's crapped his pants?
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The Card is true so far. Look for Big Show vs. Randy Orton to be added in as well. What really kills me is another Lesnar/HHH match this time inside a PG Steel Cage?? Really? Really? Really? absolutely stupid. I would think that for the 3 Way it will be a Ladder Match. You what would be better? We already have a MITB PPV involving ladder matches, HIAC PPV with the Cell Matches, TLC PPV with Tables,Ladders,Chair & TLC matches. For a PPV called Extreme Rules have every match be exactly that. There easily said. Then they can save these other special stips like steel cage, streture, ambulance, LMS, falls count anywhere or I Quit for some of those other PPVs
Didn't see Raw this week but assuming it's a 3 v. 2... I don't see how Team Hell No can possibly beat the Shield if they've beaten teams containing Cena, Ryback, Orton, Sheamus, Big Show etc. already.
Still, I agree about the card. Looks solid. Cena v. Ryback should be held off though. Ridiculous booking.
Bring back the fourth wall
For instance, going into WrestleMania people were upset about Brock/HHH happening again because the expectations are much higher for WrestleMania and they wanted something better like The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar. But now the 3rd match is happening for Extreme Rules and nobody is upset that this is the third time this match is happening as the expectations are lower for this PPV than they are for WrestleMania. All anyone sees now is a big match happening on a smaller show which will probably end up being pretty good, but with WrestleMania people wanted something better because it's WrestleMania.
I have no doubt the actual quality of the matches might very well end up being better at Extreme Rules than WrestleMania. But there are a few things to be considered in that such as the fans being more audible in an arena, as well as there being less pressure on guys to perform well which I think ultimately allows them to have a better match.
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Cena vs. Ryback's official now.
They've been doing Tables matches between the two on the European Tour. Don't want a rehashing of how Sheamus won the title.
My ideal Extreme Rules card as of right now, assuming John Cena will not be ready.
Falls Count Anywhere
The Undertaker, Kane, and Daniel Bryan vs. The Shield
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar III
World Heavyweight Championship
Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
No. 1 Contender's match for title of the winner's choosing
No DQ Scramble match
Ryback vs. Sheamus vs. Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton vs. Big Show
Chris Jericho vs. Fandango
Extreme Rules match
Kaitlyn vs. AJ Lee
Wade Barrett vs. The Miz
As of right now, the two championship matches are looking very strong. The added of stipulation of a ladder match will be something to look forward too. I'm already interested in the Cena/Ryback WWE title match but I'm intrigued to find out their stipulation. I've heard a table match which could be lead to a very tense encounter. Also, the WWE title match just screams a controversial ending too me.
The grudge cage match between Lesnar and Triple H has the potential to be awesome. I think the WrestleMania matchwas a step in the right direction and personally, a cage match is a very good match to end this rivalry on. I think this could be their best match and it could steal the show.
I'm also intrigued to find out what The Shield will be doing. At the moment, I think two of the members (Reigns & Rollins) will go for the tag titles against Team Hell No but with the internet rumours going around that The Undertaker could still get involved in the event I'd put all 6 men in a 6 man tag extreme rules match. Or, if I'm dreaming, keep the tag title match and have The Undertaker Vs Dean Ambrose in a Extreme Rules match.
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