WWE Extreme Rules 2018 is all set to come live from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on Sunday night(Monday morning in India). This will be the 8th major WWE event this years and may set up well for the upcoming Summerslam, which promises to be the second biggest WWE event after Wrestlemania. In the absence of Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey, the star attraction still doesn’t fade away and the event may get good amount of viewers from around the globe. Here’s all the matches lined up for the event and our prediction of the winner.
Start Time of WWE Extreme Rules 2018
- 12 AM British Summer Time (July 16)
- 7 PM Easter Time(July 15)
- 4.30 AM Indian Standard time( July 16)
New Day vs. SAnitY (Tables Match)- Kick-off show WWE Extreme Rules 2018: The Sanity may be probables winners, considering that they lost in the SmackDown and WWE wanna give a push to these bad boys. On the other hand, New Day is more of a comedy tag team out of the title contention.
Prediction- Sanity wins
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin: Balor is allready becoming the face of WWE since his arrival from the NXT. The company wanted to give a new dimension to the character of Corbin by making him the “Constable” but it is unlikely that he will get a sudden push.
Prediction– Finn Balor wins
Raw Tag Team Championship: Deleters of Worlds (c) vs. The B-Team- The B team has been undefeated since their split with the Miz and is no short of a dream run for them. It is certain that WWE want to give a push to these young stars and it appears that they may win the title.
Prediction– B Team wins
United States Championship: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Shinsuke has been a recognizable face in the company but his string of loses to AJ Styles for WWE title had been too harsh for him and its time WWE give him a push over Hardy, who seems to be limping in the previous episodes of WWE SmackDown.
Prediction– Shinsuke Nakamura wins
SmackDown Tag Team Championship — Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. Team Hell No- The return of Kane was a happening news for WWE Universe but it is unlikely that WWE will burden him with a title following his political commitments as the mayor of Know county. There may be a possibility of Miz interfering which sets up Daniel Bryan vs The Miz at the Summerslam.
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens (Steel Cage Match)- Considering that WWE wants Strowman to cash in the Money in the bank contract, it will be certain that they won’t make him lose at any cost.
Prediction– Braun Strowman wins
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Carmella (c) vs. Asuka with James Ellsworth in a shark cage- Asuka is surely the face of women’s division and WWE universe expects much better for her especially after Charlotte Flair ended her winning streak. With Ellsworth in the shark cage it is clear that Carmella won’t be getting any help and chances are that Asuka will leave the arena with the title.
Prediction– Asuka wins title
Raw Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax- It looks possible that Ronda Rousey who will be at the ringside may interfere in the match resulting in a disqualification which will set it as a triple threat match at the Summerslam.
Prediction– Alexa Bliss retain the title
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley- This feud has been close to aweful and the company did their best to make it the talk of the town by getting the superstars to attack at each other and whole RAW roster coming to separate them. The winner of the match may be the #1 contender for Lesnar’s Universal title and it may be a possibility that WWE wants to give Roman another chance at it.
Prediction– Roman Reigns wins.
Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins (30-Minute Iron Man Match) – It is clear that WWE wants to re-establish the career of Ziggler, who was out of the title hunt from a long time. And give Rollins a go at the Universal title after he did more than justice to the IC title.
Prediction– Dolph Ziggler wins
WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Rusev- Styles has enjoyed a dream run in WWE after his arrival from TNA. He was also made the cover man on WWE 2k19 so its uncertain that company wants to make a change with the storyline of probably their biggest superstar currently. But appearing in the main event of WWE Extreme Rules 2018 for Rusev is like a win-win situation.
Prediction– AJ Styles retains the title