ZWrestleTalk's Owner Triple Z gives his predictions and analysis for Extreme Rules
Dolph Ziggler VS Baron Corbin (Kickoff)
Well at least this is a impressive kickoff match. I hope WWE truly lives up to the theme Extreme Rules this year. The theme gives you the opportunity to have the best PPV of the year. My unpopular opinion is that Ziggler can't put over new talent. Example A: Tyler Breeze. The same thing is happening with Baron Corbin. The crazier part is Tyler Breeze a better talent. Corbin and Ziggler feud looks phenomenal on paper but the execution has been lackluster. This match is truly a toss up. I will go with Corbin but his booking might be endangered after this feud.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Kalisto VS Rusev
Kalisto needs to be build up. He does not need to be teared down. Rusev winning here would be idiotic. Rusev needs to be in a different feud if they want him to become a main event player. Kalisto needs to have a long reign to make the United States Championship worth it again. Also the addition of the U.S Open Challenge featuring Kalisto could be quite interesting. With all that being said WWE will do the complete opposite.
The New Day VS The Vaudevillains
The New Day VS The Vaudevillains
I never thought we would have this match. This is a confusing pick honestly. I have a feeling The New Day will walk away as champions. There is no point in stopping their momentum.
Winners: The New Day
The Uso's VS Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows
This should be a good match. WWE needs to let Anderson and Gallows dominate and win convincingly. Realistically, The Uso's aren't even in Gallows and Anderson's league. Hopefully WWE makes the correct booking decision. Especially if you have AJ lose. You need to keep "The Club" strong.
Winner: Gallows and Anderson
SIDE NOTE: WWE's theming of Extreme Rules is odd. Why can't every match just have a stipulation? Who cares if it's to "gimmicky?"
Dean Ambrose VS Chris Jericho
Introducing the Asylum Match. See now this is a cool match with a crazy stipulation. They created a new extreme match for the PPV. Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho is a interesting feud. The matches have delivered and the overall storyline arc has been outlandish and fun. Exactly like wrestling is suppose to be FUN!
Winner: Dean Ambrose
The Miz VS Kevin Owens VS Cesaro VS Sami Zayn
This is a tough one to decide. The Miz has been a fantastic heel lately. The pairing with his wife Maryse is absolutely perfect. I wonder if Maryse is going to wrestle again, because if she does a Miz/Maryse VS Lana/Rusev feud would be a interesting match up. Cesaro is ready to hold the Intercontinental championship but I think WWE is going to let him stir until they really need him. Sami Zayn won't win a major match until a major event like SummerSlam. Kevin Owens and The Miz are the only logical picks for me. WWE is currently loving Kevin Owens. So KO reclaiming the title for the third time would be impressive early in his WWE career. The Miz might of just been a transition champion. I have a feeling WWE will put the strap on Owens because his feud with Sami Zayn is a guarantee sell for any card, any event, anywhere. A fatal four way also favors Kevin Owens style.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Charlotte VS Natalya
This match is odd to me. For a couple of reasons.
Fans really want Natalya to win. Natalya's fans do deserve to see her finally win but WWE likes Charlotte. Charlotte=Female version of Roman Reigns.
Roman Reigns VS AJ Styles
Roman Reigns. AJ Styles.
Champion. People's Champion.
This match is very difficult to watch for a number of reasons. Styles hasn't had a big PPV victory yet. Reigns is sadly not connecting with the fans. Roman Reigns was loved but WWE made him hated. Reigns lack of charisma and character made fans turn on him. Reigns also never got the benefit of the doubt. Reigns needs to face someone we hate! That's why the Sheamus feud worked so well for him.
"Anybody but Sheamus!!!", that is exactly what Reigns needed. The reason why his feud with AJ is working well is because AJ Styles is a phenomenal worker! If WWE really wants Reigns to be a baby face they need him to face hated wrestlers. It won't be great quality of matches but at least people would cheer for Roman? WWE is doing the exact opposite. Dirtsheets are spewing rumors of a feud with John Cena and a feud with Seth Rollins. Both of those feuds would absolutely kill Roman Reigns. Cena is still liked more and Rollins is over with just about everybody.
It would be nice to see AJ Styles win… but WWE doesn't want to end the Roman Empire anytime soon...
Winner: Roman Reigns
Additional Side Note: Cody Rhodes asked for his release from WWE. Where will he go next? Ring of Honor, Lucha Underground, or will he go to New Japan? Comment below! Thanks for reading! Follow @ZWrestleTalk and @TripleZ_87 on Twitter!
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