Although the Extreme Rules pay-per-view is still over a month away, it is clear that the WWE has already started to build toward it. Because of that, fans' attention is beginning to shift away from WrestleMania XXIX in favor of one of the WWE's most unpredictable events of the year.
Last year's WrestleMania XXVIII was considered to be a strong show, but many agree that Extreme Rules was the best pay-per-view of 2012. Even though the event featured a few WrestleMania rematches, there were several great bouts and there is no question that the extreme stipulations added a lot to them.
As of right now, the only imminent rematch is a potential rubber match between Triple H and Brock Lesnar, so Extreme Rules should be able to pique the fans' interest.
The time after WrestleMania is always interesting due to the changing landscape of the product, and that is once again the case in 2013.
Here is the most likely card for May's Extreme Rules pay-per-view as well as predictions for who will ultimately prevail.