5 Ways WWE Extreme Rules 2017 Can Be a Success

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Five suggestions for how June’s Backlash pay-per-view can be successful.

With the 2017 Extreme Rules pay-per-view just weeks away, the RAW brand will have the chance to ramp up the violence a little bit.  With an Extreme Rules and a Kendo Stick-on-a-pole match already announced for the card in Baltimore, the chances of this being a solid show already looks promising.  The red brand has a ton of star power.  Of the wrestlers already booked for the show, counting NXT and the women’s divisions, were talking about 18 world championships between the superstars.  This should be good.

But then there’s always that pesky thing that gets in the way.  It’s called WWE creative booking.  If you want an example of how a horribly written show with terrible decisions can destroy aPPV, look no further than three months ago at Fastlane.  That too, on paper at least, was a star-studded show.  But when all the smoke cleared, it could very well be regarded as one of the worst WWE PPVs of all time.  Most of the matches were boring and it seemed like all the wrong people won, including 50-year-oldld Goldberg squashing the WWE Universal Champion, Kevin Owens.

So we can’t take for granted that just because a show has a great lineup, that it’s automatically going to be good.  The workers need to perform well and smart booking decisions need to be made.  Ahead is a list of five decisions and suggestions that could help spice up Extreme Rules 2017.