Rey vs. Punk with Punk’s hair on the line.
Great Puma: Punk wins this since Rey isn’t putting his mask or career on the line. It doesn’t hurt Rey but it definitely helps the cause of the S.E.S.!!!
Mascara De Fuego: I think its too early for Punk to get shaved but they did take a huge chunk out of his hair on Monday Night. I still want to see Rey end up joining SES by force so I’m going with Punk also which hopefully will lead to a match that adds Rey to SES.
Strap Match: Shad Gaspard vs. JTG
Great Puma: I’m looking forward to this match since JTG has never really gotten a chance to show his skills. I’m sure Shad gets the duke in this match since Vince loves him some muscled giants but I do hope JTG impresses the crowd enough. I also hope Shad proves that he’s ready for the singles mid card in the WWE. Glad he’s wearing proper wrestling tights now.
Mascara De Fuego: I don’t care about this one. It’s going to take me a while to forget Cryme Tyme. But I hope both these guys can shed that crap.
Street Fight: Sheamus vs. HHH
Great Puma: Nothing worse than seeing two limited big men go at it. I guess Sheamus wins but has HHH ever been defeated when the sledgehammer is involved? I’m not interested really.
Mascara De Fuego: I’m not crazy about this match either but Sheamus NEEDS to win this match. If he doesn’t they might as well put Sheamus on the next season of NXT. They give the kid the title, run with it for a second then have him job to Triple H. What happened to booking 101, let the new guy win… oh right Triple H….nevermind.
Steel Cage Match: Edge vs. Chris Jericho
Great Puma: This should be match of the night if Punk vs. Rey goes under 15 minutes. I see Edge getting payback for the WM job. I expect a final blow off match next PPV that should be EPIC!!!
Mascara De Fuego: Agreed. If Rey/Punk doesn’t pull it off, this should be match of the night. Edge goes over but I do hope this feud goes on with adding Swagger to the mix. The draft of course could change this all.
Extreme Rules World Title Match: Jack Swagger © vs. Randy Orton
Great Puma: I care about this match solely for the purpose of elevating the status of the World Title as well as Jack Swagger. Swagger needs this defense so that the MITB win wasn’t done in vain. Orton doesn’t need a title at this point since he’s been given the Austin treatment. If Orton wins, I’ll never forgive the WWE for the 983rd time.
Mascara De Fuego: Swagger NEEDS this win, what else can be said. If they are going to FINALLY invest in Swagger then invest! Orton will hopefully help elevate Swagger and lose to him so he can go back to Smackdown and be a solid heel. Let’s not forget that this match came out of no where and makes no sense so lets hope it was made just to get Swagger over.
Last Man Standing WWE Title Match: John Cena © vs. Batista
Great Puma: Umm. I think Batista should take this. I see this PPV as the event where most of the WWE’s top heels get their revenge. Batista deserves this since his mic work has been off the charts and I don’t see why Cena needs to be invincible. Also, I’ve always felt that Cena in pursuit of a title is always more interesting.
Mascara De Fuego: You are right, Cena is a better “Sting” than a “Flair”. I hope Cena continues is legacy of short (crappy) title runs and the title goes back onto Batista. He’s made such a turn for the best lately and its good to see he can finally cut good promos which helps hide his ring abilities a bit. Its going to be wierd to see no blood on this ppv but then again when TNA has been overkill with blood lately, it will be nice NOT to have it. Over all I think this pay per view will just be ok with very few moments that will shine. This ppv hasn’t been built up to well but I think that the volcano was partly to blame for this.
Great Puma: Well, I’m glad the Volcano put on a better show than TNA. The Dirty Thunderstorms have been pretty amazing to see. It will be nice to see the WWE put on a clinic on how to be ‘extreme’ without gratuitous blood.
The preceding Extreme Rules predictions were part of this week’s Hayabusa Weekly Wrap Up!