Extreme Rules is a week away, the first PPV since Wrestlemania 30 and shaping up to be an incredible card. So far all bar one title will be defended. Dean Ambrose will not defend his United States title which he won a year ago, as he will compete alongside the Shield to face the reunited Evolution. Looking at the momentum so far who will walk out of Extreme Rules as champion?
The night after Wrestlemania AJ Lee was interrupted by NXT Women’s champion Paige, after a small altercation a match was set for the Diva’s championship. Paige beat AJ Lee with the Paige Turn, becoming the youngest Diva’s champion in WWE history. This Sunday, the Norwich born star will face AJ Lee’s body guard Tamina Snuka. So far WWE have been protecting and building up the 21 year old by having her face the lower end of the diva’s division. Paige has so much potential and has already shown that she can have good matches with Alicia Fox and Aksana. She has the appear of a certain Hall Of Famer Lita. It would be a mistake for her to lose the title, so soon after winning it, therefore Paige will retain.
Tag Team Titles
The Uso’s will defend their tag team titles against Rybaxel. Curtis Axel and Ryback has tagged together for a while, though have yet to have a one on one shot at the tag titles. With the momentum being in the hands of The Uso’s I can easily see them retaining the titles
Two weeks ago, WWE announced a number one contenders tournament for the Intercontinental title. Rob Van Dam and Bad News Barrett have advanced through to the final which will take place tonight on Raw. Barrett has had a very strong showing since his in ring return shortly after Wrestlemania. It is believed as well Vince McMahon is behind Barrett’s character as well, especially after Barretts speech at the Hall Of Fame. Barrett should beat RVD tonight, if he does I have a feeling that he will beat Big E to become a four time Intercontinental champion. Big E’s run as Intercontinental champion hasn’t been spectacular so far, it would be a shame for WWE to give up on one of the most promising stars. I do feel the chase for Big E would suit Big E better become relevant again.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion
At Wrestlemania Daniel Bryan overcame the odds to win the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. His first challenger for the title is the recently resurrected Kane. An unlikely number one contender however there is plenty of history between the two and keeping within the authority storyline and remaining fresh the match between Kane and Daniel Bryan will be very good. Kane isn’t in a great position in his career to be champion either, however with Kane’s dedication to the business and longetivity he deserves one last title challenge. The past Monday’s brutal beat down on Daniel Bryan is an obvious sign that Bryan will overcome the odds again to retain the championship, it is also far too early for Daniel to drop strap. Bryan will leave Extreme Rules as champion.