The number of gimmick matches in the Extreme Rules pay-per-view event is exciting. Sometimes, too many theme matches can result in stipulation overload, but its been a while since the WWE universe has been treated to a card like this.
Although it seemed like the WWE creative team missed an opportunity to make the Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger clash a submissions match, the I Quit Match has some solid history.
The Rock vs. Mankind's war from the 1999 Royal Rumble will always have a place in my heart. We can only hope Swagger and Del Rio's match can be half as good.
Here is how you can catch that match and the others from the card.
Where: Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.
When: Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET
TV: PPV for $44.99
Live Stream: WWE.com has PPV for $44.99
The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes (Pre-show on YouTube)
Randy Orton vs. Big Show in an Extreme Rules Match
Sheamus vs. Mark Henry in a Strap Match
Chris Jericho vs. Fandango
WWE Tag Team Championship Match - (c) Team Hell No vs. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns - Tornado Tag Match
United States Championship - (c) Kofi Kingston vs. Dean Ambrose
Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H in a Steel Cage Match
No. 1 Contender Match - Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger - I Quit Match
WWE Championship - John Cena vs. Ryback in a Last Man Standing Match
With nine confirmed matches, this is a stacked card. Here are a few things to watch for during the pay-per-view
The Shield are in Line For a Big Night
Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins have been on a great run ever since they stepped on the scene.
They will finally get their shot at individual and tag-team gold on Sunday night. Dean Ambrose challenges newly crowned U.S. champion Kofi Kingston and Reigns and Rollins try to dethrone Team Hell No.
I'd love to see the WWE create Six-Man Tag Team championships; but as it is, some gold is definitely in order for the Hounds of Justice.
Believe in the Shield.
Huge Randy Orton Events in His Hometown
Would the WWE actually turn Orton heel in his hometown? It is possible, but probably more apt to happen the following night on Monday Night Raw—if at all.
That said, if such a thing is in the cards, the seeds could be planted at Extreme Rules. If you take a look at the marketing for the WWE's next pay-per-view, Payback, it seems something is brewing with the Viper.
Will we see more clues on Sunday night? Who knows, but that is one of things that makes this event worth watching.
While the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania and SummerSlam are the biggest commercial events, this Extreme Rules could feature the best pure wrestling moments.
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