WWE: The Horror Show at Extreme Rules Predictions Roundtable

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With WWE Extreme Rules 2020 this Sunday, it’s time to make some predictions.

The running joke has been that WWE renaming the upcoming pay-per-view as “The Horror Show” works on multiple levels: the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the overall state of WWE’s product. I’m guessing the latter is NOT what WWE wants fans to think when they hear the name, though.

It also seems like WWE took a cue from their near-universally panned WWE 2K20 video game and implemented the “Bump in the Night” downloadable content. That’s…not good.

There’s also the issue of WWE having so many gimmick-themed PPVs, from Extreme Rules to TLC to Hell in a Cell to Elimination Chamber. The gimmicks force WWE into a booking corner where instead of these types of matches being the blow-off to feuds, they scramble to fill the card with feuds that have little backstory or throw random multi-person matches to fill a certain quota (like with Elimination Chamber).

Moving on, WWE is also continuing their use of “cinematic” matches with three scheduled for the show, though the Bar Fight could end up looking more like a backstage brawl or the scene where Sheamus and Cesaro formed The Bar.

As of now, six matches are scheduled, though it wouldn’t be surprising to see the respective Men’s Tag Team Championships added after SmackDown, one possibly for the pre-show.

Joined by my wonderful colleagues Mark JusticeKevin ParviziAmit ShuklaPhilip Lindsey, and Chris Jeter, we take a look and predict not just winners and losers, but also what this means as WWE moves toward SummerSlam.

(Note: any wrestlers whose names are bolded are the predicted winners of their respective matches.)