So in trying to be clever, I’m trying to avoid using the word predictions, because most times, the writing for each match is on the wall. But I will close my eyes, and post what I would like to see at Extreme Rules, vs. with what will actually happen.
This is short and simple, and just want something different for the brand.
Sin Cara vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas
What I would like to happen: That the Network is up and running for Extreme Rules. I have no interest in this match, and probably won’t even watch it.
What will most likely happen: Almas for the win.
The New Day vs. SAnitY
What I would like to happen: I would like to see SAnitY get the win, just because the push needs to start.
What will most likely happen: SAnitY will most likely get the win, because New Day has been pushed to the Kickoff Show. If no one watches the Kickoff Show matches, and New Day loses, did New Day really lose?
Finn Bálor vs. “Constable” Baron Corbin
What I would like to happen: I would like for Corbin to get the win. I like him being rebranded as the Constable, and I just want him to win, so he can annoy Kurt Angle on RAW the next night. Nothing against Balor, but obnoxious Corbin is an entertaining Corbin.
What will most likely happen: Finn Balor gets the win, and keeps smiling like RVD for another month.
“Woken” Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt (c) vs. The B-Team
What I would like to happen: I would like to get what everyone else wants, a win for B-Team. I would like to think that the kids of Mike Rotundo and Curt Hennig can win championships, and continue the legacy of each name.
What will most likely happen: Hardy and Wyatt win, because their name looks better on the Summerslam poster than the B-Team, which isn’t entirely true.
Carmella vs. Asuka
What I would like to happen: I’m hoping that James Ellsworth tries to pass something along to Carmella, misses the drop, and it goes to Asuka. Asuka than uses it against Carmella, does a moonwalk next to her, and than wins by pinfall to become the next Womans’s Champion.
What will most likely happen: Asuka for the win, so it can build a great woman’s feud toward Summerslam.
Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
What I would like to happen: I would like for Ms. Bliss to retain the title. Nothing more. But than I want to see Bliss and Rousey go at it.
What will most likely happen: This match will be decided after constant interference. I see Ronda coming in to help Nia, and as Bliss is about to take a kick to the head from Ronda, Bliss ducks, Nia gets hit and goes down, Bliss than kicks Ronda out of the ring, and scores the pinfall on Nia.
Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
What I would like to happen: I would like for Nakamura to get the win, because we need more of his heel promos.
What will most likely happen: Nakamura finally gets his title run.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins
What I would like to happen: Already being predicted as the match of the night, I actually want to see Rollins back the title, only to have an open challenge on RAW the next night, and start a program with Drew McIntyre. THIS would be the feud of the summer.
What will most likely happen: This one is a tough call, but going with Monday Night Rollins with the win. Ziggler makes a good Intercontinental Champion, but don’t see much run left in this, because Drew waits in the shadows.
The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No
What I would like to happen: A quick and peaceful beatdown of Daniel Bryan and Mayor Kane.
What will most likely happen: Team Hell No wins, to put titles on them for Summerslam.
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
What I would like to happen: I would like for Kevin Owens to win. Whether it takes the help of a new friend or a really sneaky tactic. Owens needs to upset Strowman, because Strowman keeps winning, and it’s not even for a title. Match and result seems predictable, so WWE needs to throw a curveball, and give us the upset of the night.
What will most likely happen: Strowman crushes KO, which won’t be cool.
Roman Reigns vs. Bob
What I would like to happen: An all out brawl between 2 heavyweights, with Bob getting the win. Than having my fantasy booking for a Roman Reigns heel turn, as noted in a previous blog post.
What will most likely happen: Roman gets the win, because he hasn’t won anything in 2018, so WWE throws him a bone and helps boost the confidence.
AJ Styles vs. Rusev
What I would like to happen: I would love a Rusev Day celebration, complete with a title change.
What will most likely happen: AJ isn’t losing anything until Summerslam. Lots of hype for this match, and we will be tuned out after 10 mintues, when Rusev loses all steam and gets a flying forearm to end the match.
Feel free to add anything to make this event better for you.