After what was considered to be a heavily hyped but lackluster WrestleMania 29 PPV, the WWE hits the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri for this year's Extreme Rules PPV on Sunday, May 19th, 2013.
While Extreme Rules won't be filled with three lengthy main event matches that WrestleMania 29 which saw the majority of the WWE roster as well as the Divas being left off the card as a result of the WWE paying too much attention on John Cena vs. The Rock for the WWE Championship, Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar, and CM Punk vs. The Undertaker.
Anyway, here's what to expect:
Several wrestlers will be left off the Extreme Rules card. Just like WrestleMania 29, wrestlers like Antonio Cesaro, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, and United States Champion Kofi Kingston will likely fail to make the Extreme Rules PPV. While I do expect Kingston to defend the title against Fandango at WWE Payback on Sunday, June 16th, 2013 once Fandango's feud with Chris Jericho is over, the same cannot be said for Rhodes, Sandow, and Cesaro as I expect Sandow and Cesaro to appear on the Money in the Bank PPV (I expect Rhodes' stint in the WWE to be over by that time).
Team Heck No break up. I expect The Shield to win the WWE Tag Team Championships thanks to a miscommunication between Kane and Daniel Bryan, which will likely result in a Kane vs. Bryan match for Payback.
Ryback's PPV losing streak will continue, but... I expect John Cena to retain the WWE Championship against Ryback at Extreme Rules, but I do think that Ryback will fully cement himself as a bona-fide heel when he is revealed to be the leader of The Shield.
A.J. wins the Divas Championship. Kaitlyn hasn't defended the Divas Championship due to WWE Creative putting the Divas on the back burner, but A.J. being the only partly over Diva on the WWE roster will no doubt raise the Divas Championship belt's prominence.
Brock Lesnar will defeat Triple H. In the likely only WrestleMania 29, the Lesnar vs. HHH feud continued due to CM Punk taking some time off and the WWE needing a big name match in an effort to generate PPV buys. Expect Lesnar to emerge victorious.