WWE will present its annual Extreme Rules event Sunday night, and it is shaping up to be a wrestling-heavy, better-than-average event. With WrestleMania 30 in the record books, WWE has developed some interesting feuds within the past month that could easily steal the show. Three matches in particular have the pre-show nomination for match of the night.
RVD vs. Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger
With Paul Heyman being the catalyst behind this match formulating, Cesaro will look to get revenge on his former Real Americans tag team partner, Jack Swagger, for performing an ankle lock on him on the WrestleMania pre-show.
Since then, the two have brawled, cost each other meaningful matches and have competed in multiple singles matches against each other. RVD comes into the fold due to his recent comments about Paul Heyman that caused his client Cesaro to defend Heyman and attack RVD. This has resulted in a Triple Threat Elimination match at Extreme Rules, which will be full of pure wrestling action and high spots.
Look for a gutwrench powerbomb, a Swagger bomb, a Rolling Thunder and a Giant Swing in this contest. It should be a good one.
Daniel Bryan vs. Kane
Putting the mask back on Kane for the purposes of creating a worthy opponent for Daniel Bryan at Extreme Rules is a good move by the WWE. Although most are not expecting Kane to win the title, at least both Superstars will put on a good match, and Daniel Bryan will garner even most fan support as champion as a result of overcoming the odds of beating the newly revived Big Red Monster.
This is the kind of feud Daniel Bryan needs to further cement himself as a fighting champion, and a win here could even plant the seeds of a long title reign for Bryan. There is a pretty good chance that this feud will not last past the PPV, but at least seeing Kane in the mask one more time is a good thing.
Evolution vs. Shield
Shortly before WrestleMania 30, The Shield made a full babyface turn and feuded with Kane and the New Age Outlaws before defeating the trio at the PPV. Since then, The Shield has continued to get support from the fans, and the group's success has really highlighted Seth Rollins as a very good competitor and someone who's least worthy of capturing a midcard championship in the near future. Pairing the trio up in a feud against Evolution is a great way of showcasing the members of The Shield as babyfaces, which will make a future heel turn by one or two of the members even more shocking.
Speaking of that, it would not surprise me if Ambrose pulls a major swerve by turning on The Shield and joining The Authority. This could lead to a U.S. Championship match against Seth Rollins at Payback, which could be one of the featured matches and could easily steal the show. Either way, this match potentially has major implications for how each member of The Shield will be booked for the next six months or so.
So which match will steal the show at Extreme Rules? Sound off below.
Chris Featherstone is a writer for Wrestling INC. Join in Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET to the Pancakes and Powerslams show for live Extreme Rules post-show coverage. Follow @cravewrestling and like Crave Wrestling on Facebook.
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