Jim Ross has published a blog on his official website offering his match predictions for tonight’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view event.
John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar: “Will Lesnar’s ring rust be a factor? It’s been approximately 8 years since Brock has had a bout in a WWE ring. That could be an issue. Cena seems to feel cornered. Competitive people in this situation are dangerous. Is Cena intimidated by the legend and sheer physical skills of the former UFC Champion? If so, will that take Cena out of his game? Too many unanswered questions for me to feel comfortable about any prediction I make BUT I’m going with Cena to win somehow, someway. Ring rust, Lesnar’s perceived over confidence, and Cena’s sense of urgency fuel my guess.”
CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho: “Home field advantage should help Punk but it’s no guarantee. Crowd will be rabid especially for this one. This could be a great show closer if called upon and I hope it’s contested mostly in or around the ring. I’ve got Punk winning a heck of a match. However, remember that being at ‘home’ can be a distraction as it relates to family, friends, tickets needed, etc. just something to think about in this WWE Title bout.
Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan: “World Title at stake in 2X3 Falls…old school from two old school grapplers. Could well be the show stealer. Bryan may be WWE’s most diversely skilled mat man. I’ve got Sheamus retaining in a dandy that I see going three falls.”
Ross also predicts the Intercontinental Championship Match between Big Show and Cody Rhodes and the Falls Count Anywhere Match between Kane and Randy Orton. To read his full post, click here.