Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena match stipulation announced: Extreme Rules

WWE continues to buck the trend of announcing major matches and their respective stipulations on television and in front of an audience that will actually react to it accordingly. Instead, the powers that be have decreed that the best way to get the message out to the masses is on WWE.com.

As if.

The latest announcement is the stipulation for the Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena match at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view on April 29, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois. WWE posted an article and released a video of John Laurinaitis revealing the news. His words:

"After what transpired last week on Raw, and talking it over with Brock Lesnar, I've decided to give you, the WWE Universe, exactly what you want. At the Extreme Rules pay-per-view, it will be John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar in an Extreme Rules match. That's People Power."

An Extreme Rules match at the pay-per-view entitled Extreme Rules? You don't say?

Aside from Laurinaitis turning into Teddy Long and telling fans what they want when he couldn't be more wrong, it makes sense to put Lesnar in a match with no rules. After all, we have no idea how he'll look after eights years away from pro wrestling and introducing foreign objects is a simple but effective way to protect him.

Digging the new stipulation, Cagesiders?

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