Extreme Rules 2018 Preview and Match Predictions

Alexa Bliss (C) vs. Nia Jax – RAW Ladies’s Championship (Excessive Guidelines Match)

I believe I’ve had sufficient fat-shaming in a feud for one 12 months, haven’t you?

I don’t know why, however a match involving Alexa Bliss and kendo sticks brings again unhealthy recollections. Anybody else? This feud has been all types of complicated, from who the face and the heel are alleged to be and the transitions in character from week after week. I hoped this fat-shaming feud would finish after Backlash, however as an alternative, the feud was elongated as a result of Alexa Bliss’ stunning RAW Ladies’s Title win at Cash In The Financial institution. Ronda Rousey’s suspension all however ensures that she’s coming again for Alexa, so I don’t see a state of affairs wherein Nia Jax wins until they wish to do a three-way between the women. Nevertheless, a singles match between Rousey and Bliss most likely makes extra sense anyway. I don’t know the way Alexa will do it as a result of she doesn’t have a plausible offense that may floor Nia on her personal, however she’s going to stroll in as RAW Ladies’s Champion and stroll out the identical method she got here.

Winner: Alexa Bliss

Matt Hardy (C) and Bray Wyatt (C) vs. Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas – RAW Tag Crew Championship

Very repetitive feud.

I gave this feud a strive, and whereas I haven’t been disenchanted per say, I simply don’t really feel something. The explanation why I don’t really feel something about this match is that not solely has the reserving of this match has been variations of the identical factor week after week, this feud is extra about making us get programmed to react to those two tag groups versus caring concerning the tag titles. WWE has additionally made it some extent of emphasis to construct up the “undefeated” document of the B Crew as a tag crew each as a duo and as singles opponents. So the query right here is whether or not or not WWE permits the undefeated streak to proceed or to cease it right here. Truthfully, the B crew feels extra like a “taste of the month” sort of deal versus a severe contender. It’s one factor to offer them some “slip of the banana peel” sort victories to maintain them undefeated for a few month, however on the subject of really being champions, do you purchase it? I’m not satisfied. And regardless of what number of singles matches Hardy loses will change my thoughts.

Winners: The Deleters of Worlds

Finn Balor vs. Constable Baron Corbin

That is so, so unhealthy.

I’ll admit that I just like the change in character for Baron Corbin, however this feud is actually probably the most random factor ever. I all the time have a saying that if you happen to might settle a beef with a RAW match with out it hurting the significance of the feud, it most likely shouldn’t be on PPV. From my understanding, Finn didn’t like the way in which Corbin was performing in his new space, Corbin referred to as Finn brief and sang a horrible rendition of “Itsy, Bitsy, Spider”. I’m slowly beginning to imagine Finn can’t quantity to something particular if his Demon gimmick isn’t a central a part of his character. In any other case, he’s a man in tights with abs, a black leather-based jacket, a giant smile and nothing extra. I’m not trying ahead to this, and I’m hoping they don’t make this longer than it must be. Simply give Finn the win in a fast dash and name it a day.

Winner: Finn Balor

Dolph Ziggler (C) vs. Seth Rollins – Intercontinental Championship (30 Minute Iron Man Match)

Let’s cross our fingers for an amazing outing.

We should always all naturally anticipate this to be the match of the night time, and I’m anticipating nothing lower than a barnburner. Seth Rollins’ loss got here as a shock to everybody, contemplating that he introduced the Intercontinental Championship to nice heights, and he abruptly misplaced it simply as Rollins’ reign was about to warmth up. Placing the title on Ziggler is an intriguing selection, however he’s a six time IC champion, so he is aware of what he’s doing. If there’s one famous person on the roster that Rollins has all the time maintained an amazing chemistry with, it’s Dolph Ziggler. Their two types simply naturally coincide with one another and forces every famous person to ascend to new heights. I can’t assist however really feel that the match may need been already considerably spoiled as a result of not solely have we seen these two face off for the title twice up to now 4 weeks, however the latter of the 2 matches was simply over 27 minutes, which is nearly the period of time that they may face off this Sunday. That stated, if there’s any pair that I wouldn’t thoughts watching face off with one another again and again, it’s these two.

Dolph’s companion in crime, Drew McyIntyre, gained a match in opposition to Seth this previous Sunday guaranteeing that he gained’t be banned from ringside at Excessive Guidelines and might be free to intervene and make his presence felt within the match for so long as he pleases. Theoretically, this offers Ziggler the sting and a monumental benefit, since Drew has been the reason for every of Seth’s defeats to Ziggler up to now month. With nobody in Seth’s nook and Dolph with the situational benefit, Seth is both going to should be extra super-human and discover a strategy to get previous Drew’s interference. There was an thought thrown round on the Web that maybe Dean Ambrose could also be getting back from his damage to assist his former Defend brother to assist him overcome Drew’s impression. Nevertheless, that is probably not a possible scenario contemplating that Dean has been rumored to not return earlier than Summerslam.

The underside line is Seth is the higher Intercontinental Champion, and for me, I’m undecided what long-term plans WWE may have with Dolph. Seth teased that there could also be some inner dissension between the duo, suggesting that Drew is nothing greater than Dolph’s muscle and nothing extra. Maybe they might tease that this Sunday. I don’t know if Seth goes to simply fall wanting getting a win as time expires or if the 2 are going to should go to sudden dying, however whether or not or not Seth wins right here might decide if he strikes onto the Common Title image. That is truthfully a toss-up if I ever noticed it, however I’ll give the slightest of edges to Rollins, since he’s the one which doesn’t have the momentum.

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