Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles in an Extreme Rules match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
WWE has done a nice job building this feud over the last several weeks. That being said, I don't expect a title change here. Where WWE has done a masterful job, is making the WWE audience divert their attention away from the fact Reigns has owned Styles on RAW and SmackDown to what's going to happen either during the match or after. Is Finn Balor finally going to debut? Will Gallows and Anderson turn on Styles? Will Styles and Reigns have to bond together to fend off the Balor Club? While I fully expect a good to great match between Reigns and Styles, it's these questions that hold the suspense for this viewer.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Charlotte vs. Natalya in a submission match for the WWE Women’s Championship.
I'm looking forward to this just as much, if not more than any other match on the card. Charlotte and Natalya have excellent chemistry together. As much as I think Natalya deserves a run with the title, this isn't the time. Charlotte is exceeding all my expectations as the heel champion. There is no reason to derail her momentum, besides their are more money feuds waiting for her with Sasha Banks and possibly Bayley down the road.
The Miz vs. Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn in a Fatal 4-Way Match for the Intercontinental Title.
This will no doubt be an excellent match, which should come as no surprise considering the talents in the match. For me, it comes down to Kevin Owens and The Miz as the two only options winning. I still think it's too soon to give Sami Zayn that big win, and I still don't see Cesaro clicking with his new persona. They were smart to tweak it a little, but he's still growing into the role. Kevin Owens makes sense but I don't think he needs the title. Therefore, I don't see any reason to take the title off of The Miz. His matches have been good and the addition of Maryse has only helped his act.
Winner: The Miz
Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho in an Asylum match.
For those that read my blogs, you know how much I enjoy Jericho's heel work. Dean has been hit or miss though. I much prefer the Shield version of Ambrose's character. This character has it's moments but more often than not, he slides into campy Dean Ambrose. I have enjoyed the build to this match and the added cage with weapons adds to the drama. It comes down to who needs the win more, and that's an easy question to answer.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
New Day vs. The Vaudevillains for the WWE Tag Team Championship.
I've made it clear I'm a fan of the Vaudevillians. New Day is just so darn entertaining that I don't think they need the tag team titles. It would be a major credibility boost to the Vaudevillians should they capture the titles. My fear is the Vaudevillians lose here and end up on Superstars, so to prevent that from happening I'd put the titles on them, build them up as credible champions and give them some meaningful title wins. The WWE needs more credible teams, as opposed to New Day plowing through everyone.
Winner: The Vaudevillians
The Usos vs. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows in a tag team tornado match.
I wish I cared more about this match. It is shocking to me how poorly WWE has handled the booking of Gallows and Anderson. I expected WWE to build them up as a monster tag team, not get devalued week after week by being made to look weak against Roman Reigns. Maybe there's still time to turn things around, but it has to start tonight with them destroying the Usos.
Winner: The Club
Kalisto vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship.
There's only one way his match can go, Rusev smash!
Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin in a No DQ match.
I will repeat my prediction from Payback: if this isn't a squash, I'll be disappointed.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Enjoy the show!
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