WWE Extreme Rules 2017: Predicting Odds for Main Event Match’s Stars

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The Extreme Rules main event will feature five of Raw’s top stars, but who stands the best chance of winning?

The WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view took shape on Monday’s episode of Raw. The Raw Tag Team Championship will be on the line, as well as the Raw Women’s Championship in a Kendo Stick on a Pole Match, which screams 2000-esque WCW booking.

However, the main event is what everyone will be talking about. This is a No. 1 Contenders Match for the WWE Universal Championship. Finn Balor, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Samoa Joe will compete for this opportunity to face Brock Lesnar at a yet-to-be-determined show.

All this came about after Braun Strowman’s injury timetable was revealed. It looked like he would be involved with Lesnar this summer, but those plans had to change. So we have this Fatal Five-Way main event, which should set the tone for WWE’s summer programming.

Who will win this match, though? That’s still far from being determined, but we looked at who stands the best chance of walking out as the potential winner, breaking down the odds for all five competitors.

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Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt is coming off a wild WrestleMania 33 season. He won the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber, an exclusive pay-per-view for SmackDown Live. This allowed Wyatt to have a title defense at the Show of Shows, although he lost the belt to Randy Orton.

Now Wyatt is in for his latest attempt at becoming the contender for a World title. It would be quite the feat for him, especially after being away from the top championships for most of his career and even solidify the Eater of Worlds as a main event talent — if he wasn’t one already.

Getting to Wyatt vs. Lesnar would also be a first-time-ever matchup, one that looked certain to take place at WrestleMania 32. This saw the Wyatt Family beat up the Beast Incarnate in the 2016 Royal Rumble, as well as eliminating him from this match of the same name. However, Lesnar went on to feud with Dean Ambrose, putting a possible Wyatt match to the side.

Unfortunately, for Wyatt, he doesn’t stand as great of a chance as others in this match. It’s hard to see WWE putting him back into the title scene so soon after losing at WrestleMania, along with others on this list having more momentum than him.

Maybe later this year or in early 2018, Wyatt will get his next opportunity. For now, he seems like he’s at the end of the line.

Odds of winning: Slim to none