WWE Extreme Rules: The Truth Behind a Certain No.1 Contender?

Al ConstableSenior Analyst IApril 13, 2011

In the wake of Edge's retirement, very little emphasis has been placed on R-Truth's placement in the WWE Championship match at the Extreme Rules PPV.

In regards to what has been said about his big push, the reaction has not exactly been positive, but it's not hard to see why.

R-Truth has in-ring talent, but nothing one could say is that of a deserving talent. For the last two weeks before Raw, he hadn't been on WWE Programming in any sense, it has been even longer since he had appeared on Monday Nights.

The only two things that Truth had going for him before last Monday was an entrance that had high crowd participation and he was one of the most senior members of the roster at 39 years old.

It is obvious that WWE is looking for some new talent to place in main events with The Miz since he has gone through the two top star on Raw. Many title reigns fail to last longer that three months and with Miz now approaching its fifth, new challengers need to rise.

Still, this Triple Threat only needs a temporary placement in the main event scene.

In my opinion, the Triple Threat match has been set up to protect Cena while sacrificing no more of the Miz's integrity as a champion.

WWE have teased that Rock Vs. Cena at WrestleMania XXVIII will be for the WWE Championship, but in my opinion it is too soon to place the championship back on Cena as we would be looking at another year-long reign from the leader of CeNation.

The third man in this match, R-Truth, is there for one reason: to be pinned.

Personally, I feel someone will attack Cena during this match, taking his focus off the Championship and allow Miz to explore new opponents whether they be more midcarders (Daniel Bryan) or yet to be challenged main eventers (Triple H).

In the end, we should not really despise Truth's small rise to the top, as it will not last long and will open up a wider variety of title matches in the future.