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WWE 'Extreme Rules' Preview: Cody Rhodes vs. The Miz

His moustache isn't on the line, but could his future be? The Dashing One does battle with the Awesome One in a free pre-show match that will undoubtedly play a role in whatever comes next for both competitors.


Internet Pre-Show:

Cody Rhodes vs. The Miz

Two name-brand guys with nothing to do for a pay-per-view (PPV) get it on for our free viewing pleasure on the Pre-Show streams - live on, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo!, Google+, Pinterest, Samsung SMART TVs and Xbox 360 this Sunday, May 19, at 7:30 ET/4:30 PT.

The Road to Extreme Rules

Both men have long and impressive championship résumés.

Miz was just recently Intercontinental champion (for a day at least). He was WWE champ, and even successfully defended that belt at WrestleMania. He has also held the United States, Tag Team and WWE titles.

Cody has been an Intercontinental champ and held the tag team straps on several occasions.

Despite similar tenures in the company, the Awesome and Dashing ones do not have much history with one another. This bout exists because the matchmakers thought it would be an entertaining one.

Cody has been on an impressive run lately. Even in defeat, he has been putting on impressive performances against competitors ranging from young guns, like former Miz protégé Alex Riley, to established veterans like his former mentor, Randy Orton.

On the other hand, the former reality television star has been off making movies. Tonight will tell us if a week back is enough time to shake off the ring rust and get back in the hunt to add to his championship credentials.

What's at stake?

A match that WWE decision makers and fans world-wide will have their eyes on is a prime opportunity for these superstars to establish themselves for bigger things.

While no stipulation has been announced for this match, the consequences of victory or defeat could be "extreme" for Rhodes or Mizanin.

Be sure to catch the free stream right here at Cageside Seats! Then stick around for all the results and fallout from a full night of action at Extreme Rules!