Poster for WWE Extreme Rules 2012
Tomorrow, on April 29 (April 30 in the Philippines), the WWE’s pay-per-view where the rules are off comes to the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. WWE Extreme Rules.
In the main event, Brock Lesnar returns to action in the WWE year after 8 years, fresh from his MMA stint with the UFC will face off against the WWE’s top man today in John Cena in a Extreme Rules match. Lesnar a former NCAA Champion, a three time WWE Champion, a former UFC Heavyweight champion returned to the WWE the night after WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami and nailed John Cena who was coming off a tough loss against The Rock at WrestleMania with his signature F-5. Lesnar who claims to be the “new face of the WWE” with Raw and SmackDown GM John Laurinaitis on his side. These two men however, are no strangers facing each other. Where in 2003, when Cena was just starting to make his name, he feuded with Lesnar for the WWE title and it was in this feud that Cena’s Attitude Adjustment (then called F-U) was born to match Lesnar’s F-5. Can Lesnar back his words? or can Cena prove his doubters wrong and defeat Lesnar?
WWE Champion CM Punk once again returns to his hometown of Chicago and will face Chris Jericho for the WWE Championship in a Chicago Street Fight. Punk defeated Jericho at WrestleMania and sealed his name as the “best in the world”. However, Jericho has been targeting Punk’s straight-edge personality for the past couple of months throwing a bottle of whisky on Punk’s head and telling stories on Punk’s personal life. Can Jericho beat Punk in his hometown to win the title? or will Punk do some home cookin’ and once again retain his championship gold against Jericho?
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus will defend his title against Daniel Bryan in a 2 out of 3 falls match. Sheamus who won the World Heavyweight title aginst Bryan at WrestleMania in a record time of 18 seconds. Bryan got rid of his girlfriend A.J. whom he kissed during the match before getting nailed by the Brogue Kick to lose his title will look to bounce back and knock off the Great White. Can the Great White retain his title? or will the man who says “Yes! Yes! Yes!” take back the gold that he lost?
The feud between “The Viper” Randy Orton and “The Big Red Monster” Kane continues as they face off once again, this time in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Kane defeated Orton at WrestleMania. Orton won in a No Disqualification Match on SmackDown. Then aftewards, Kane attacked Orton’s father “Cowboy” Bob Orton. Who will win in this match between two of the WWE’s most feared superstars? Will it be the Viper? or the Big Red Monster?
Intercontinental Champion Big Show will defend his Intercontintental Title against Cody Rhodes where the type of match will be determined by the spin of the wheel. Big Show who ended Rhodes’ long title reign at WrestleMania after all the trash-talk that Cody gave to Show. Can The World’s Largest Intercontinental Champion retain his title? or can Rhodes get retribution and reclaim the gold he lost?
Santino Marella will defend his United States Championship against The Miz in a pre-show match. While Nikki Bella will defend her Divas Championship against a injured “Glamazon” Beth Phoenix.