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