WWE: The Horror Show at Extreme Rules Predictions Roundtable

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MVP has really shined, highlighted in last week’s mid-year roundtable. He faces Apollo Crews for the U.S. Championship, presumably for the new design MVP revealed last Monday. What are your thoughts on this storyline, who emerges as U.S. Champion, and does Crews join MVP’s group?

MJ: Although MVP has been an impeccable manager and performer, his chances of winning the United States Championship are as slim as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ chances of winning another NBA Championship without LeBron James. Now, that’s ballin’. Thanks to 50:50 booking, Apollo Crews will evidently defeat MVP and retain the United States Championship to avenge his loss to MVP two weeks ago on RAW. As Titus O’ Neill once said, “Crews can’t lose.”

This victory will set Crews’ momentum in a positive direction on the road to SummerSlam, where he can defend his United States Championship against MVP’s client, Bobby Lashley. Lashley is a more formidable opponent for Crews and MVP is just a stepping stone towards that match.

As for joining MVP’s heel stable, Crews does not need to join because he is a natural babyface who rides his own “crews” ship.

AS: MVP is a saviour for a talent like Bobby Lashley that had all the skills, but he wasn’t getting opportunities. Apollo Crews is the current United States Champion and MVP is after the belt, but it doesn’t seem like he will win the title at the show. The reason behind it is the fact that he is in a position to put superstars over, and Crews needs it.

Crews will remain a babyface, so an alliance with MVP and Lashley is currently out of the question, but as they say, “Never say never.”

PL: I think Apollo Crews will win, gain that glorious new United States Championship belt, and join The Diplomats. He will be on the next album with Cam’ron, Freaky Zeeky, Juelz Santana, and Jim Jones. I’m just kidding. Crews will retain and possibly feud with Bobby Lashley next. The storyline is good so far, but it’s strange that Crews hasn’t been on RAW lately. Hopefully, this leads to solid run for him as champion. He’s so talented and has loads of potential.

CJ: MVP has become one of the best parts of RAW since becoming a regular roster member again, and this storyline where he tries to convince Apollo Crews to join him and Bobby Lashley has highlighted his talents on the microphone and, while somewhat diminished, in the ring. It probably won’t lead to Crews linking up with the former U.S. Champion, but I think we will get a solid match out of these two that ends with Crews retaining his title.