Extreme Rules 2018
Andrade Cien Almas vs Sin Cara
New Day vs Sanity
Finn Balor vs Baron Corbin
This is one feud that has somewhat succeed to spite the WWE Creative machine, because both Corbin and Balor have pushed the feud on Twitter. Using social media to push television feuds is something that WWE doesn't do enough of especially with how much time they spend touting social media milestones. Honestly though I don't think there is a lot of meat on the bone for this match and am unsure why they are feuding to be quite frank. Either way though I think Balor wins and we let Corbin focus on being "Constable."
WWE Raw Tag Team Championships:
(c) Deleater of Worlds vs B-Team
This is something I honestly never thought I'd see and I'm not just talking about Bray & Hardy as tag team champions. I mean I never thought I would see Axel and Bo Dallas in a successful tag team with a legitimate chance to win the tag team gold. Though in the long term I think the Author's of Pain will slot into the division within the next few months it will be very nice to see a surprise victory. With that being said I think the B-Team get the win and shock everyone.
WWE Smackdown Live Tag Team Championships:
(c) Bludgeon Brothers vs Team Hell No
Much like the other tag title match on the card I never thought for many reasons that I would ever see Kane & Daniel Bryan teaming together again. Don't get me wrong I love the sight of Daniel & Kane together again because they were extremely entertaining together the first time and until Daniel signs back it is the best way to give him consistent TV time. I'm going to keep this short because I think everyone believes there is only way this match can go and that is with Kane and Daniel winning the tag team titles.
WWE United States Championship Match:
(c) Jeff Hardy vs Shinsuke Nakamura
In my opinion this is one of those dream matches that never realized you wanted to see until your given the chance to see it. Two legends of the profession are finally able to lock horns in what could be a spectacular match and in my opinion better then any match from his never ending feud with AJ Styles. It has been a sight to see Jeff Hardy holding the US Title for the first time, but for what I've heard Jeff is nursing a back injury and could possibly take time off not saying he will but I'm sure it's possible. However, looking at Nakamura's up and down booking so far in 2018 and the constant losing since he turned heel at WrestleMania he needs the win for stability. Nakamura gets the win and the US Title to bring stability to his status as a top heel.
Steel Cage Match:
Kevin Owens vs Braun Strowman
I'd like to think that this has do with mixing things up and letting us see them in a different way as opposed to just another singles match. But I think it has more to do with the PPV and the gimmick wouldn't be there if it wasn't Extreme Rules. Either way though this has all the makings of being a filler match which is unfortunate because I don't think anyone excepts this match to go any other way then one way. That way is seeing Braun get the win, but I think since Braun doesn't have to be pinned WWE should take advantage of it. Yes! That means I think Kevin Owens should win the match.
Smackdown Live Women's Championship Match:
(c) Carmella w/ James Ellsworth vs Asuka
I see the WWE has taken a liking to using the Shark Cage gimmick after they used it first down in NXT almost two years ago. Either way though I think this feud is waring thin and that they are at risk of messing up Asuka if they keep on going this way. I think Carmella has been alright champion and that Asuka not winning at Mania was a nice surprise, but I'm not sure if not having her win again is the best idea. Which is why I think Asuka gets the win tonight and finally wins the Women's Championship.
Raw Women's Championship Match:
(c) Alexa Bliss vs Nia Jax
The decision to take the title off Nia Jax was the right move to make especially with Rousey not going away from the title picture. I think having someone like Alexa as Rousey's opponent instead of Nia will help protect the still green former UFC champion. Bliss is not the best in the ring but she is better fit with Rousey then Nia and no offense to Jax but her reign wasn't that good. For that reason I think Bliss keeps the title and the build continues with her and Ronda for Summerslam.
Roman Reigns vs Bobby Lashley
Though the go home show did do a great job drumming up interest for this match the one thing that will really kill this one is the stipulation. The winner of this match will face Brock Lesnar next month at Summerslam for the Universal title. Now had WWE spent the last few months rebuilding Roman to the point where he could have at least some of his stock rebuilt then I would understand the decision but right now I really don't get it. The WWE can make attempt after attempt to get Roman over as a top guy but there is reason they changed the finish at Mania. Let me stop there cause this could be a post all on it's own and just mention that this also where I think this match should fall because the two matches left are more important and or have built better. I would like to see Lashley win this one and them take the next few months a rebuild Roman.
WWE Championship Match:
(c) AJ Styles vs Rusev
When he first debuted a few years back I never thought the guy who was brought up as an outdated foreign menace would find a way to get over as a top face in the company, no matter how they book him. Rusev is on course to give the WWE another Underrated Wrestler of the Year award winner. Though the build has been lackluster it still leaves you on a high knowing that Rusev is challenging for the WWE Title which is something we never thought would happen. Right now I will say that the WWE Title should main event only if Rusev wins the match. I don't think he will, but also I'm not formatting show I'm just predicting winners and losers. (Except for Roman's match because of Rumors and Innuendo) AJ Styles has been a good WWE Champion and well needs to step aside for a little while and let someone new take the torch and run with it. I would like to see Rusev finally get the win he rightfully deserves and become WWE Champion.
30 Minute Ironman Match for WWE Intercontinental Championship:
(c) Dolph Ziggler w/ Drew McIntyre vs Seth Rollins
Since the Superstar Shake-up the pairing of Dolph & McIntyre has intrigued me and so far I've loved what the company has done with the pair. If you base your opinion on talent by how they have been booked then you would've been shocked beyond belief when Dolph Ziggler won the IC Title a few weeks ago from Rollins. However, it was the right move and it did shock a lot of people that for once Dolph might actually have direction in WWE. There is no doubt in my mind that this or the WWE title match should have the top spot on the billing and no other match. The reasoning is because of how rare the Ironman match is in the WWE and that I think there is also no doubt that Rollins and Ziggler will have the match of the night as these two are among the best in WWE as far as in ring skills. If it was me I would bring Roman into this feud after Extreme Rules to have this feud continue with a new twist, but I don't work for the WWE. I think McIntyre will play a part in this match and could lead to Ziggler winning but you also have to think about Ironman matches aren't No DQ which means Drew can't interfere. This is by far the toughest match to predict for me, but I think that having Dolph lose bring us back to square one with them and we shouldn't do that. Though Seth was a great champion and this match will continue to build back the prestige I think Dolph keeps the belt for the time being and this way we can see where his reign goes from here.
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