As always, here are some bonus questions for our readers:
Which match would you have added to the card?
Eric Kanes: Primo & Epico vs. The Usos vs. Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler in a Fatal Four Way ladder match. This would be a great match that could easily hit the four star mark and one that would put the tag titles over huge. Of course though, nobody wants to see that. People only want to see a bunch of No DQ matches with different names.
Geddy Cahoon: They've been making such a big deal about Laurinaitis implementing all of this new talent on to the SmackDown roster. Something with Cesaro, or O'Neil and Young, or Ryback. SmackDown is flooded with new talent to the point that it's almost like televised developmental. Use some of them if you're going to shove them in our faces. Alternately, something with American Perfection. What the f*ck happened to Swags and Ziggler? They go from being upper midcarders, to feuding with Brodus Clay in the goddamn Doritos Invitational. It's ridiculous.
Dave Scott: Feel like I say this every month. Tag title match, do something with them for god's sake! It isn't too hard to throw together a tag team feud to be honest, just wish WWE would realize that.
Adam Behan: I will go with Lord Tensai vs. The Great Khali. Lord Tensai is looking to get pushed and be huge for the WWE so you need to show how dominant he is on PPV. The Great Khali has just flailed around since returning and looked ok at best. If Tensai could defeat Khali in quick, convincing fashion, I think I could handle it and it would help the cause of Raw.
George Cushnie: Apart from Santino/Miz, the tag-team titles!! How many times do we have to say it? WWE wants people to “invest” in their talent, but they don’t give them the chance to connect with the audience.
If you ever needed proof that WWE couldn’t care less about the tag-titles, just take a look at how they’ve been booked in the last two weeks. April 16—squashed by Big Show and Great Khali. April 23—beaten by team CoBro (Santino & Ryder). It’s a shame because I think that the tag-teams they do have, like Primo & Epico, The Usos, and Hawkins & Reks are all loaded with potential. WWE just doesn’t care.
While I’m at it, why aren’t Dolph Ziggler and/or Jack Swagger on this PPV? They’re two of the best wrestlers in the company and they can’t get on a B-list PPV? It’s an insult to their talent.
Liam Hindmarsh: It seems like I’m saying this every month now but the tag team champions need to be on the show. They shouldn’t be losing matches on TV every week and they need to featured a lot more than they are. I don’t even care who they face, just put a random team together and give them a shot on PPV. I loved tag team wrestling when it was hot and I so wish we could see those days again when the tag division was so vibrant with young, fresh, hungry stars who were working so hard.
Gregory Bitetzakis: I would have liked to see a tag match but in regards to a singles match, I would have liked to see Dolph vs. someone, hmm how about Kofi or R-Truth, these guys should be on the card somewhere.
Do you think John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar can top John Cena vs. The Rock?
Eric Kanes: In terms of hype, no. In terms of match quality, I very well expect it to.
Geddy Cahoon: Nope. At least not at Extreme Rules. It's going to be a gimmicky match between Cena and a clearly out of shape Lesnar. Not that it won't be entertaining, but due to the gimmicky nature of the pay per view as a whole, and Brock Lesnar's lack of speaking ability (the guy can't cut a promo to save his life, and if you think otherwise, you are an idiot and an embarrassment to the parents who birthed you), there's no way this specific match can match the grandeur of Rock/Cena. Perhaps if the feud continues, but right now it's just...Not there. As long as it furthers the current "We're losing Cena" storyline, it'll be acceptable.
Dave Scott: I don't think you can really compare the two with this match being an Extreme Rules match. This match is going to be an all out brawl. I doubt there will be much wrestling involved as they will be trying to showcase Lesnar as more of a fighter than a wrestler. Also, as big as Lesnar is, he isn't The Rock and Extreme Rules isn't WrestleMania. So my answer is no, it will not top Rock vs Cena.
Adam Behan: I actually think Lesnar/Cena will be better than Rock/Cena. The match at WrestleMania was over hyped, under delivered, and just too little for a year build. However, in one night on Raw, Lesnar punched Cena in the mouth and made him bleed. That there says to me that this will be physical and hard performed considering a three week hype. Lesnar's condition is another thing but we will see.
George Cushnie: No. It’s not as mainstream as Cena/Rock was. In terms of the crowd heat and the actual working of the match, I think it’ll be fairly decent, but for me, it’s not as much of a deal as Cena/Rock was. Having said that, I think this match will have a greater long-term effect on WWE than Cena/Rock did.
Liam Hindmarsh: The match against The Rock divided opinions. I thought it was an excellent match. I think this match will be less technical and may rely more on the “Extreme Rules” factor. I don’t think it will top Cena/Rock from WrestleMania. It does, however, have the potential to be a very good match. My only issue would be regarding Brock being a little rusty, having been away for so long.
Gregory Bitetzakis: Let me tell you, as a wrestling match I did not think much of Rock/Cena. But Brock/Cena will be a brawl so in terms of destruction and havoc, Lesnar/Cena will have more but the story of Rock/Cena was epic and nothing can beat that build-up.
Who should Brock Lesnar feud with after John Cena?
Eric Kanes: Here's what I'd do—have him defeat John Cena twice leading to John Cena moving to SmackDown and continuing the losing streak before going apesh*t and turning heel. Have Brock Lesnar move on to a feud with CM Punk and have him win the WWE title. Have him remain undefeated for the rest of the year, defeating the likes of Randy Orton, Triple H, and maybe even The Rock at various pay-per-views.
Once Royal Rumble season comes, have somebody like Daniel Bryan (as a face, of course) win the Royal Rumble match and be forced to choose to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. Brock ridicules him and beats him down every week until the PPV, where Bryan pulls out an upset after a 20 minute technically sound match and becomes a star. That would be a good way to take advantage of Lesnar's time there and use an old star to create a new one. Doubt it'll happen but one can hope, right?
Geddy Cahoon: Word on the proverbial street is that they're looking towards Lesnar/Orton at some point in the very near future. I'm actually excited for that prospect. I kind of hate Randy Orton, but it would be a refreshing feud, and if Lesnar gets in shape, he could conceivably pull a decent match or two out of Randy. I would suggest HHH, but his match with Taker at 'Mania should definitely be his last. He's never going to top that. Also, a Lesnar/Sheamus feud would be kind of awesome.
Dave Scott: I think there are a lot of good opponents out there for Lesnar. Rumors of Randy Orton have been emerging, but I think Sheamus would be a great opponent because Sheamus is one of the few guys on the roster that looks like he could stand his own in a fight against Lesnar.
Adam Behan: Randy Orton by far. Randy has been just floating around in nothing rivalries for months and months. With Lesnar back, you have an animal vs. the viper, heel vs. face, and an ass kicker vs. a head kicker. Makes for an exciting headliner at SummerSlam for me.
George Cushnie: Only one man he can feud with in my opinion—Triple H. The scene’s already written. Lesnar’s got Laurinaitis over a barrel with his “demands”. Johnny keeps bowing to Lesnar. HHH comes out and tells him that’s enough and he’ll take care of Lesnar. Job done.
Liam Hindmarsh: I would imagine he would remain on Raw. I doubt we’ll see him on SmackDown any time soon. I think this feud with Cena will probably last maybe one or two more months. I think the next step for Lesnar would be the WWE Championship. I don’t have an exact name but I would say when the feud with Cena ends, he will feud with whoever is the current WWE champion.
Gregory Bitetzakis: I want him to finish with Undertaker but Randy Orton would be a nice feud for him. Orton is over, credible, and it's an original feud so let's see it.
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