WWE Extreme Rules 2014: Undercard Bouts Fans Deserve to See
At this year's edition of Extreme Rules, the spotlight will no doubt be on the usual suspects that headed out of WrestleMania XXX with all the hype.
The Shield vs. Evolution and Daniel Bryan vs. Kane—probably—will grab most of the headlines. However, there is plenty of potential in the undercard and lots of promise in terms of excitement.
There is fresh impetus all over the card heading out of WrestleMania XXX, and there is no doubt going to be plenty of drama and twists.
So which undercard bouts do the fans really deserve to see at Extreme Rules? Let's take a look.
Big E vs. Bad News Barrett
We start with a match that should have happened a long time ago—or at least the champion should have wrestled in it, at least.
The Intercontinental Championship has gone incredibly stale over the last few months, and change is needed in order to freshen up the division.
The tournament to dictate the man who will face Big E was a great idea, and it has enabled several WWE stars to put a run of momentum together. But who should be the man who advances?
With Cesaro in line for another potential feud elsewhere, the man who gets the shot should really be Bad News Barrett. He has been growing over the last few weeks—since he started appearing in the ring, at least.
It would be a decent enough bout with some level of intrigue attached to it.
Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger
If Cesaro doesn't progress to a championship match at Extreme Rules, it seems inevitable he will be fighting his former tag partner at the pay-per-view.
Tensions had been building between Cesaro and Jack Swagger for a number of weeks before their split, and Cesaro's growth has been rapid since they went their separate ways.
A match between the two seems sensible, in order to bury the hatchet and put their partnership to bed.
It will be interesting to see how the WWE choose to play it out—a great deal of that no doubt depends on when Cesaro is knocked out of the running in the current tournament taking place in the WWE.
However, the fans deserve to see the match happen. Add Paul Heyman vs. Zeb Colter into the mix, and you have an interesting spectacle on your hands.
Tamina Snuka vs. Paige
Two months ago, the thought of classing a Divas match as something fans deserve to see would have been ludicrous.
However, the women's division has a bit of an interesting dynamic to it right now. There is a new champion, in the form of England's Paige—who has burst onto the scene in some style.
And the WWE have chosen to blood a new, fresh challenger to face her at Extreme Rules, too. Tamina Snuka has spent the last few months flanking AJ Lee in all of her matches—but now she has the opportunity to grab the spotlight for herself.
It should be an interesting match, and there is the potential for anything to happen. Hopefully the WWE choose to give it some decent airtime, too.
Otherwise we could be back to square one with the Divas division all over again.
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
There was little doubt this match would take place again. After the door was left firmly open following WrestleMania XXX, John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt is on at Extreme Rules.
And this time, the bout will be taking place inside a steel cage. For Bray Wyatt, that will no doubt be perfection.
His demonic, twisted persona fits a steel cage match right down to the ground. He will thrive in the surroundings and will no doubt cause plenty of drama.
After Cena's victory at WrestleMania, revenge will no doubt be on the mind of Wyatt. In general, it is a match that promises a huge amount. That can only be a good thing for Extreme Rules.