Good news for WWE – The RAW brand had made it back to America this past Wednesday night after being stuck in Europe due to volcanic activity in Iceland. Thus ensuring that the Extreme Rules PPV will continue as advertised.
Bad news for WWE – They lost a potential buyer of their PPV… alright, so I was never planning on buying the PPV, but man, that would have made for a fun time if half the PPV had to be scrapped on the fly due to the RAW crew being stuck in Europe due to additional volcanic activity or something.
In any case, here are my picks for the as-planned PPV. Will update this post with results once the PPV is done with.
Note: Some updated results…
JTG vs Shad Gaspard
Ooooh… it’s a strap match featuring the former members of popular tag-team Cryme Tyme feuding against one another. Seriously, is there any reason why I should care? I mean, other than a couple funny moments, they never were a hot team vying for titles or anything. Anyway, I’m thinking that Shad is going to win this one. He’s the heel, so he should win this one… and hopefully, he’ll get a nice solo run or something.
Pick: Shad Gaspard
Winner: JTG… are you kidding me? I’m off to a great start. (0-1)
Extreme Makeover Match for the WWE Womens’ Title
Michelle McCool (c) vs. Beth Phoenix
Ooooooooh… it’s an EXTREME!!!!!!!!! Makeover match for the Womens’ Title. Somewhere along the line, I’m supposed to care… but I don’t.
Pick: I don’t care
Winner: Beth wins the title… still don’t care. (1-1)
Hair Vs. ??? Match
Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk
See, the deal is that if CM Punk loses the match, he has to shave his head. But since Rey Rey has nothing on the line, I’d fully expect CM to win this one, since he did the job to Mysterio at ‘Mania. Of course, WWE could be total cunts and ruin, but hopefully they see logic.
Pick: CM Punk
Winner: CM Punk keeps his hair (2-1)
HHH vs Sheamus
Normally, I’d go with Sheamus to win… but look who’s fighting him.
Pick: He of the Three Hs
Winner: Sheamus… boy, am I happy to be wrong. (2-2)
Steel Cage Match
Edge vs. Chris Jericho
Plain ol’ steel cage match? Alright, that’s fine. My money’s on Edge. And by money, I mean chump change. About three pennies.
Winner: Edge wins. (3-2)
Extreme Rules Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Jack Swagger (c) vs. Randy Orton
Exactly what is the difference between an “Extreme Rules” match and a “Street Fight?” They both seem like the same thing to me… anyway, all signs point to Jack Swagger retaining the title.
Pick: Jack Swagger
Winner: Jack Swagger retains the title. Not surprised, actually. (4-2)
Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship
John Cena (c) vs. Batista
Even without word circulating that Big Dave may be done after tonight… I’d still pick Cena to win… because CENA ALWAYS WINS. ALWAYS.
Pick: John Cena
Winner: CENA ALWAYS WINS. (5-2)
That’s it for me. Later.