In just slightly over twenty-four hours, the WWE will embrace the powers of extreme and all rules are out the window. It’s WWE Extreme Rules, coming live on pay-per-view and of course, the WWE Network, from the great state of New Jersey. So what does that mean, boys and girls? It means it’s time to break out the Sister Cleo outfit, the Gary Spivey wig and the Dionne Warwick albums and do that “prediction thing” that I like to do. Where is Jeanne Dixon when you need her? Are you ready? I am and dat’ is all de’ people need to know! Let’s do this…
WWE World Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles: Extreme Rules Match
This should be a hard hitting and slobber-knocker of a match. I would love to see AJ go over here and I’m sure that 98% of the fans would agree, but will Vince and HHH listen? No, I don’t think so. I’m expecting that since it’s anything goes in this match, we’ll see a lot of other folks getting involved including “The Club”, the Uso’s and probably even the Social Misfits too. Okay, maybe not the Misfits, although I would totally mark out if they did. There will be a swerve of some sort taking place during this match. It’d make for a great place for former NXT Champion Finn Balor to show up and take control of the “Balor Club”, having Anderson and Gallows cost Styles the match. It’d also be fun to see Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family reappear and ignite a fued against AJ and the Club. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m sure of this. At the end of the night, Roman will still be the WWE World Champion.
Winner and STILL WWE World Champion: Roman Reigns
WWE Women’s champion Charlotte vs. Natalya: Submission Match with Ric Flair banned from ringside
If they let these two women go, this should be a damn good match. Ric is banned from ringside and if he even comes out, Charlotte will lose the belt. But what if someone else like Arn Anderson comes out? Or what if “Little Naitch” Charles Robinson, as the Senior Referee of the WWE, gets involved? I’m expecting a great match with a screwball finish that makes everyone end up crapping on the action that proceeds it. And Charlotte will cheat to win and retain the title, one way or another.
Winner and STILL WWE Women’s Champion: Charlotte
WWE Intercontinental champion The Miz vs. Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens
Sami Zayn will not win. That’s the only given here. Miz can win or not win and he’ll be okay, because he’s the Miz, he’s having a good resurrection of his career, he has Mayrse and he’s awesome. Kevin Owens is so freakin’ over right now, he doesn’t need the belt and actually will, in my opinion, do better as the disgruntled and pissed off former champion out to regain his title. And the man who walks out as the champion at the end of the night, should be Cesaro.
Winner and NEW Intercontinental Champion: Cesaro
WWE Tag Team champions The New Day vs. The Vaudevillains
The New Day are so over right now with the WWE Universe, it’s almost scary. The Vaudevillians are tremendous in the ring, but they’re the new kids, just up from NXT. They don’t stand a chance… or do they? I think it would make for a good change of pace to see the New Day chasing the titles instead of being the champions and I’m scared that if the Vaudevillians lose in their first big pay-per-view match, they’ll end up getting the Ascension treatment and they deserve far better than that. So I’m calling it here – NEW CHAMPIONS as the Vaudevillians take the tag team titles to a bygone era (and hopefully a good feud against Enzo & Cass).
Winners and NEW WWE World Tag Team Champions: The Vaudevillians
WWE United States champion Kalisto vs. Rusev
Kalisto has held the United States Championship for several months now and no one cares. I know I don’t. Cena is coming back and a series of matches against Rusev over the U.S. title would be a great way to showcase Cena without putting him in the WWE title picture. I think that’s the way WWE will go and I think Rusev has been looking great lately so he deserves the title anyhow.
Winner and NEW WWE United States Champion: Rusev
Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho
It’s time for Jericho to take a break and go do his Fozzy stuff and podcast stuff and whatever else it is that he does when he’s not wrestling. Ambrose has been losing some of his momentum that he gained fighting against HHH while bogged down with Jericho. It’s time for him to move on. Look for a great match with Jericho getting the big beatdown at the end to send him off in a blaze of glory (until the next time) and Ambrose getting his arm raised in victory.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. The Usos: Texas Tornado
It serves absolutely no purpose for the Usos to win here. If the Club doesn’t get the win, we riot. ‘Nuff said!
Winners: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler: No DQ (Kickoff Match)
Corbin is a monster and he’s already lost far too many matches against Ziggler since coming to the main roster. He needs to win here and win convincingly. I think the Corbin Era is ready to begin and it starts tomorrow night at Extreme Rules against Dolph Ziggler.
Winner: Baron Corbin
And there you go. My predictions for the matches listed for tomorrow night at WWE Extreme Rules. Am I right? Am I wrong? Was Baron Von Raschke a great singer? Did RIcky Steamboat really turn on Paul Jones and end their partnership because he was jealous? We’ll find out the answers to two of these four questions tomorrow night at the big event. Thanks for reading. Thoughts and comments are welcome.