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Recently, I wrote about how I felt that there was no way Sheamus should defeat Daniel Bryan in a 2 out of 3 Falls match at Extreme Rules for the World Heavyweight Championship. I gave reason after reason to back up my opinion, all of which were valid.
I received an unbelievable amount of flack over my prediction for the match. I will admit, right here, that I was wrong. Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan and retained his World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules.
However, I didn't realize who the real winner of this match actually was.
While Sheamus was carried to the best match of his career thus far by Daniel Bryan, WWE was calculating their plan to put their top two workers together in the main event for Over The Limit.
CM Punk will defend his WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan. These two have a storied history dating all the way back to the early years of Ring of Honor in 2004. Earlier this year, Punk and Bryan wrestled a few times on RAW and Smackdown, respectively. They entertained the crowd and added fuel to the fire of the Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis feud.
Now they get to practice their art on a big stage. The first pay-per-view battle between the two will be over the most precious prize in all of professional wrestling.
While Sheamus goes on to defend the "B" title against whomever WWE decides to feed to him, Daniel Bryan will be moving up in the world and challenging for the WWE Championship.
Who really won at Extreme Rules?