WWE's biggest pay-per-view (PPV) event of the year Extreme Rules 2013 is back tomorrow night (Sun., May 19), live on pay-per-view (PPV) starting with the free streaming pre-show at 7:30 p.m. ET and rolling on into the Fifth Annual Hardco...
WWE's biggest pay-per-view (PPV) event of the year Extreme Rules 2013 is back tomorrow night (Sun., May 19), live on pay-per-view (PPV) starting with the free streaming pre-show at 7:30 p.m. ET and rolling on into the Fifth Annual Hardcore pay-per-view event commencing at 8 p.m. ET. (Keep in mind that you can catch the pre-show on right here on CSS thanks to our friends at Yahoo Sports!, or find it over at WWE.com, Facebook.com/WWE, YouTube.com/WWEFanNation and XboxLive, as well as on the WWE App.
Tomorrow night's show features all your favorite WWE Superstars and Divas, including John Cena, Ryback, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, Fandango, Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger, The Shield, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Mark Henry, Big Show, and much more!
Luckily for you Cagesiders, our CSS staff of learned-wrestling-blowhards is faithfully here for you, yet again, in order to help you all figure out just how this latest PPV event is gonna play out. We've got our CSS Staffer predictions for each and every match on the Extreme Rules card, coming up next!
Extreme Rules Match Card:
Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H - Steel Cage match
John Cena (c) vs. The Ryback - Last Man Standing match for the WWE Championship
Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger - "I Quit" match for the WHC #1 Contendership
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Dean Ambrose Singles - match for the United States Championship
Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) (c) vs. The Shield (Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) - Tornado Tag Team match for the Tag Team Championship
Sheamus vs. Mark Henry - Strap match
Randy Orton vs. Big Show - Extreme Rules match
Chris Jericho vs. Fandango
Pre-show -- The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes
CSS STAFF PREDICTIONS:
Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H
Steel Cage match
The General: This is where Lesnar gets to go over in exchange for agreeing to lose at the much bigger show, WrestleMania. Sure, Triple H needed to get his win back too, but it never made sense to do it the way they did and I expect that "The Game" will make the right call and let Brock put him on the shelf, maybe for good. Or, at least until his next retirement match. Lesnar wins, probably in a big way, and possibly with an injury angle right after. Prediction: Brock Lesnar
Keith Harris: Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar (Steel Cage Match): The best thing for business would be for Brock Lesnar to decisively defeat Triple H here to set up a bigger money match with The Rock or The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30. Of course, when Hunter is involved ego often gets in the way of good business sense, but as he's been closing in on retirement that bad trait of his has become less common. Thus, I think Lesnar will still win this rubber match, as he well should. Prediction: Brock Lesnar
Jesse Holland: Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar (Steel Cage Match) - You honestly never know when it comes to Triple H, with an ego the size of his, but he absolutely HAS to put Brock Lesnar over here. How can he be taken seriously as a crazed killer if he can't win a single match? Even if it has to be through nefarious means, a la Paul Heyman, Lesnar needs to win. If he doesn't, it proves that WWE was willing to spend millions just to get revenge on him leaving by watching him job at every PPV. Prediction: Lesnar
Sean Rueter: HHH - Lesnar: If Trips wins, then Vince and WWE really did just spend millions of dollars (ptp.gif) on a rib against Brock and Dana White. Which, considering how much money went into Connecticut political campaigns, wouldn't totally surprise me. But, I'm going to bet that their knowledge of the business-ah and/or other company exec's common sense will prevail. Prediction: Brock Lesnar
Eric B. Stephen: Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H - Triple H got lucky and staved off retirement at WrestleMania 29, and now it's time for Lesnar to get revenge. This is the guy who once beat a pissed-off Undertaker in a brutal cage match...Trips is small potatoes in comparison. Predicti
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