Daniel Bryan vs. Kane, Extreme Rules Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Bryan wins and retains, though Kane may make him go through hell to get there.
The Shield vs. Evolution: The more I think about it, the more I think Evolution may just take this one. Then again, I don't see Bryan vs. Kane going to multiple PPVs, so you'd think one of Evolution would face Bryan next, and that this reformation will be short-lived. I'll go The Shield winning.
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt, Steel Cage Match: This is probably really stupid, but I'll go Wyatt winning this one, continuing the feud. I think they've got enough material to work with to extend it further.
Big E. vs. Bad News Barrett, Intercontinental Championship Match: Barrett takes the title from Big E.
Paige vs. Tamina Snuka, Divas Championship Match: Paige wins so that she can have a proper feud with A.J. when the former champ returns.
Alexander Rusev vs. R-Truth & Xavier Woods, Handicap Match: Rusev takes this one.
Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger, Triple Threat Match: This was added on the Raw post-show. Cesaro wins.
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Ladies and gentlemen, the following public service message is brought to you by your friends from D-Generation X, who would like to remind each and every one of you that if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you... Pretty much in agreement with all of geemoney's picks: Bryan (with Kane jobbing clean to the Busaiku knee to really put it over as a match ender), Shield, Wyatt, Barrett (there's zero point to going through the motions of a weeks-long tournament if Barrett is just going to job), Paige, Rusev (despite the last month showing that Lana has a much brighter future than he does) and Cesaro.
If there's a coin flip match, it's Shield/Evolution, as I can see Evolution winning the match and the Shield boys getting the moral victory by triple-powerbombing the boss. (On the flip side, though, if Trips doesn't take the triple powerbomb on Sunday, they'll save it for the aftermath of the one-on-one match with Reigns at Summerslam. I'm actually torn as to which way they should go with it, but ultimately I think Shield getting the win and Trips escaping wrath for now is the better option, just barely.)
smark/net attack Advisory System Status is: Elevated (Holds; June 18, 2006) While the switch from Cena to RVD should alleviate some complaints, the inevitability of the belt's return to Cena (note where Summerslam is this year) and the poor initial showing by the new ECW are enough to keep the indicator where it is for now. The pieces are in place, though, especially on RAW, for improvements to be made to the IWC's psyche in the near future.
Aren't all Extreme Rules matches supposed to be like, extreme matches? My thoughts may change if stipulations are added but for now I'm going to say...
Daniel Bryan retains the title.
I'm going to agree with Texas Kelly that the best option for Shield/Evolution is for The Shield to win but Triple H escape for now.
I think Bray Wyatt wins this round. The Steel Cage is usually meant to keep the heels out so the face can win but we've seen the Wyatts do their lights-out-and-then-appear-in-the-ring trick before. Cena probably wins the rubber match though.
Other than Daniel Bryan getting upset, the most shocking result to me would be if Bad News Barrett loses. BNB is definitely winning the IC Title. Let's hope he does something good with it.
It's too early for Paige to lose the title so she retains.
Alexander Rusev wins.
Because of the overwhelming support for El Torito, I'm changing my pick to Hornswoggle to continue the feud.
No tag team title match? I thought that might be the pre-show match but not sure there's room for it now unless a couple of matches are really short.
(edited by Quezzy on 4.5.14 0505) Lance's Response:
You're complaining that getting midgets on a pre-show means no Miz. WTF.
-Bryan wins and removes the mask and hair, banishing Kane's evil powers. -Evolution wins when Sheamus turns heel. -Wyatt wins when, during Cena's escape attempt, the lights go out and the evil choir surrounds the cage. Cena is taken aback, disposed of by Wyatt, and he waltzes out the cage laughing. -Barrett wins the belt. Paige retains. -Rusev CRUSH. -Cesaro wins.
Daniel Bryan vs. Kane, Extreme Rules Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Bryan wins and retains, though he may not be standing tall at the end so this feud (with Stephanie & her pet demon) must continue.
The Shield vs. Evolution: This one depends on the HEAVILY stipulations in play. If the rules are normal tag rules, THE SHEILD win. If we get hardcore rules of any kind with no DQ then Evolution with help from all the guys The Sheild took out on Smackdown.
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt, Steel Cage Match: Bray Wyatt, but not until Cena has it visually won & make the mistake of returning to the cage. Cena is on the top of the cage or on the steps outside in a position where the Wyatts can't stop him from leaving. Bray talks him back into the cage to "finish the job"
Big E. vs. Bad News Barrett, Intercontinental Championship Match: Barrett
Paige vs. Tamina Snuka, Divas Championship Match: Paige wins. Something in me wonders if we'll see AJ Lee post match here.
Alexander Rusev vs. R-Truth & Xavier Woods, Handicap Match: Rusev Crush!
Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger, Triple Threat Match: Cesaro
El Torito Vs. Hornswoggle, WeeLC Match. El Torito. I mean come on here, Hornswoggle is a member of 3MB
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Going to go Kane, just because everyone else thinks Bryan is a lock Evolution wins, Cena Barrett Paige retains Rusev RVD by swaggernegans El Torito
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Yeah, Meltzer's headline ticked me off, and it's vague enough that I don't really know what it was about. I *do*, however, explicitly recall ads on WWE's weekend programming that explicitly claimed that the Iron Man Match would be live.