Ex­treme x5

Five WWE Su­per­stars will en­ter the ring at the Ex­treme Rules pay-per-view… but only one can walk out as the champ.

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WWE pay-per-view spe­cial: Ex­treme Rules Sun­day 11 June e.tv (*194) 13:00

Seen one ex­treme rules match, seen them all? Not quite – at this year’s Ex­treme Rules event, the main fight is rewrit­ing the books. It’s a Fa­tal Five-way fea­tur­ing the big­gest hit­ters in the WWE right now and they want a shot at cur­rent Univer­sal Cham­pion Brock Les­nar. But to be the No.1 con­tender, they need to win this ex­treme fight!

1. BRAY WY­ATT

Bray is the anti-hero that the WWE needs. And The Rock thinks that he will lead the busi­ness into the promised land, tweet­ing, “The world of WWE is yours. I want noth­ing but all the suc­cess in the world for you!”

He’ll win be­cause… Bray has never worn the Univer­sal belt. But… He needs an­other sto­ry­line be­cause… he’s a WrestleMa­nia main draw. He needs a feud with a Smack­Down star like, we don’t know… John Cena?

Odds of win­ning: prob­a­bly 0%

2. FINN BÁLOR

The Ir­ish star is fit and in fight­ing form. Plus, he’s got fans in WWE CEO Vince McMa­hon and Triple H.

He’ll win be­cause… Finn was forced to give up his ti­tle in 2016 af­ter a bad shoul­der in­jury. He de­serves it back. He needs an­other sto­ry­line be­cause… he doesn’t. Finn is win­ning this one. Odds of win­ning: 70%

3. RO­MAN REIGNS

Fans are still hat­ing on Ro­man for end­ing The Un­der­taker’s ca­reer at WrestleMa­nia in April. Ex­pect boos.

He’ll win be­cause… he’s the next “big thing” but it won’t make sense as… He needs an­other sto­ry­line be­cause… Ro­man’s al­ready got a com­pletely dif­fer­ent feud scripted for late 2017.

Odds of win­ning: 10%

4. SETH ROLLINS

The high-fly­ing Su­per­star knows how to get the crowd on his side. And he hasn’t worn gold since 2015.

He’ll win be­cause… Seth’s feud with Samoa Joe is over and he is healthy again af­ter a se­ries of in­juries. He needs an­other sto­ry­line be­cause… he’s pop­u­lar but the fans (and Vince) would pre­fer him in an­other story.

Odds of win­ning: 15%

5. SAMOA JOE

Joe made his name as a bulky hulk on NXT (see p58) and he moved to Raw. That doesn’t mean he can hang with the big boys just yet.

He’ll win be­cause… he won’t. Joe needs to pay his dues first. He needs an­other sto­ry­line be­cause… beat­ing big­ger stars will anger fans. Odds of win­ning: less than 5%

(From left): Bray, Finn, Ro­man, Seth and Samoa Joe are go­ing to war.

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