WWE Extreme Rules 2014: Full Predictions for Each Champion at Event

Aaron BowerFeatured ColumnistApril 18, 2014

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The first pay-per-view after WrestleMania has traditionally become Extreme Rules, and this year's edition is the sixth time the WWE have put the show on.

With a few WrestleMania rivalries still rumbling on, the show should be a pretty interesting one. There are exciting matches taking shape all across the card, with a few involving defending champions.

With Dean Ambrose almost certainly not defending his United States Championship, it means there are likely to be four belts up for grabs at the pay-per-view.

Let's take a look at some predictions for each champion who will be competing at the event.


Divas Championship

After almost a year of domination by AJ Lee, the women's division has a new leader. Paige is the latest Diva to break through the ranks of NXT—and she has already made a bigger impact than the likes of Summer Rae and Emma have in just a few weeks.

She looks the part, and looks like she will be a credible champion. However, she faces an incredibly stern test in her first real defense of the belt against Lee's former heavy, Tamina Snuka.

It is easy to forget sometimes that Snuka is a great worker, and her and Paige should put on a well-balanced match—which is something we haven't seen for a long time in this division.

In terms of a winner, it seems too early for Paige to simply drop the belt a few weeks after winning it. Expect her to retain the championship over Snuka and continue to impress in her early days with the WWE.


Tag Team Championships

The Usos have been relatively quiet in the weeks following WrestleMania XXX, which is unusual, considering how much they were on TV in the weeks leading up to them winning the belts.

It is difficult to know where a credible challenger comes from for the pair of exciting brothers at Extreme Rules. Ryback and Curtis Axel look like a team who could be at the front of the queue—but are they really tag title material?

With no serious contenders emerging from the pack, The Usos find themselves in a similar position to the one AJ Lee has been in for the last year or so. Without anyone worthwhile to take the belts, the current champions are in for a lengthy reign as tag champions.

Expect a pretty comfortable victory for Jimmy and Jey Uso at Extreme Rules.


Intercontinental Championship

Perhaps the most intriguing championship match at Extreme Rules will be the one concerning the Intercontinental Championship. With four men still in the hunt to meet Big E at Extreme Rules—Bad News Barrett, Cesaro, Rob Van Dam and Sheamus—there is a big chance of the champ losing his belt at the show.

With Big E currently working as a face, it seems logical to perhaps write off Rob Van Dam and Sheamus as potential winners of the tournament. Could Cesaro's first pay-per-view under the management of Paul Heyman produce gold?

It could certainly work out that way. Big E's reign as Intercontinental Champion started off brightly, but it has suffered due to a lack of exposure. It feels like the right time for the WWE to change champions, so Big E will be losing at Extreme Rules.


WWE World Heavyweight Championship

It is unlikely that anyone would have predicted Daniel Bryan's first proper defense of his WWE World Heavyweight Championship would come against Kane.

With Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista all waiting in the wings to battle Bryan, it came as a huge surprise when Kane emerged from the pack to try to defeat his former tag partner.

As menacing and monstrous as Kane will be now that he has lost his corporate edge, he still won't be a match for Daniel Bryan and the wave of momentum he is currently riding on.

Bryan looks like he is in it for the long haul—and it will take someone with more prestige and pulling power than Kane to wrestle the championship away from him at this moment in time.