14 Jul 2019
WWE: Preview and last-minute predictions for Extreme Rules 2019
Written byAyush Gupta
The final pay-per-view stop before SummerSlam happens to the Extreme Rules.
The pay-per-view's theme is set as rules which can be extreme where anything goes, from stipulation based matches to hardcore means.
This is one of the most awaited events in WWE, as this year we are set to see some thrilling matches.
We present the preview and final-minute predictions for this event.
SD Tag-Team Championship
New Tag-Team champions on the cards?
Daniel Bryan and Rowan continue to ramble their mouth about being the best in the tag-team division.
However, we still have two new challengers in the form of The New Day and Heavy Machinery.
Moreover, it is the latter, who have been targeted more by the champions as they would look to claim their first championship in WWE.
Prediction: Bryan and Rowan retain
Raw Tag-Team Championship
Can The Usos shut The Revival up?
The Revival members have proved themselves as a fine tag-team champion after Shane McMahon provided them with an opportunity.
However, since then, they have been Shane's allies and using unfair means to avoid defending the championships.
Come Sunday, The Usos would be looking to tame the paper champions and lift the tag-team division up.
Prediction: Revival retains
SD Women's Championship
Can Bayley overcome the odds to retain the Women's Championship?
Bayley has been on a roll since winning the Raw Women's Championship.
While she has successfully defended the title since against Alexa Bliss at Stomping Grounds, the latter now has Nikki Cross as her ally.
After Nikki won the right to choose the stipulation, a handicap match was proposed, putting Bayley's title defense at threat.
Prediction: Bayley retains, after an assist from Banks
Lashley vs Strowman
Who would be the Last Man Standing?
Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley have been having a go at each other for quite some time.
Things exploded heavily on Raw (July 1), after both went through the LED screen on the stage.
It was since then, Lashley claimed that despite that brutality, he can be the last man standing and challenged Strowman to the match with the same stipulation.
Prediction: Strowman wins
Can the new look AJ Styles tame US Champion Ricochet?
AJ Styles has found himself a new persona after he decided to turn heel and join the stable of Luke Gallows and Carl Anderson, reuniting The Club.
In the process, he has targeted the new US Champion Ricochet.
While the latter has been successful in beating Styles earlier, this has infuriated Styles as he challenged him for the title.
Prediction: Ricochet retains
Are Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre vulnerable to The Deadman?
Roman Reigns is frustrated with Shane McMahon's conniving tactics, as he uses the services of Drew McIntyre to prove that he's the Best in the World.
This has not just infuriated Reigns, but also summoned The Undertaker, as they would take on Shane and McIntyre in a No Hold Barred match.
However, is it really what it looks like?
Prediction: Reigns and Undertaker win
Kingston vs Joe
Will Kofi Kingston face his toughest test against Samoa Joe?
Kofi Kingston has defied all the odds to win and retain the WWE Championship since winning it at WrestleMania 35.
However, he hasn't faced anyone like Samoa Joe yet.
Also, with Joe known to be relentless in nature, choking out Kingston on a number of instances, is it finally time for Joe to rise, with a shocker before SummerSlam?
Prediction: Joe wins
Winners Take All
Personal relationship to cost professional success in Winners Take All?
Fans loved it when real-life couple Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch were inserted into their respective feuds.
Now, Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans feel that the personal relationship of Rollins-Becky would cost them their titles in the Winners Take All match.
Also, with the match being of Extreme Rules stipulation, will one losing the title for both affect their relationship?
Prediction: Rollins-Becky retain
When, where and how to watch
Event: Stomping Grounds
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date and Time: 4.30 AM (IST) on July 15 (Monday)
Where to watch (TV): Sony Ten 1 (English), Sony Ten 3 (Hindi) and Sony SIX (Tamil and Telugu), also available in HD.
Where to watch (Online): WWE Network