WWE Excessive Guidelines 2018 isn’t one of many yr’s greatest pay-per-views, however it’s a fairly necessary one when it comes to organising the promotion’s second-biggest card. The matches Sunday evening in Pittsburgh ought to plant the seeds for what’s to come back at SummerSlam subsequent month.
Eleven matches are scheduled for Excessive Guidelines, together with the kickoff present. Right here’s a take a look at your entire card, in addition to predictions for every match:
WWE Champion AJ Types vs. Rusev
Types goes to stroll into SummerSlam because the WWE Champion, so don’t count on Rusev to win. Perhaps the Bulgarian Brute will put up a superb combat and this would be the begin of his official face flip since he’s already some of the well-liked “SmackDown Dwell” wrestlers.
Prediction: AJ Types
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
Prefer it or not, there’s a superb probability we’re getting one other Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar match at SummerSlam. That may probably solely occur if Reigns beats Lashley, making him the evident No.1 contender for the Common Championship.
Prediction: Roman Reigns
Braun Strowman vs Kevin Owens (Metal Cage Match)
Strowman has solely been pinned by Reigns and Lesnar, and that received’t change Sunday. It’s potential that Owens will win the match by escaping by the cage door, however a lot of Strowman’s recognition comes from his dominance, and Owens can survive a loss to the Mr. Cash within the Financial institution.
Prediction: Braun Strowman
SmackDown Tag Workforce Champions The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Workforce Hell No
It’s fairly clear that Daniel Bryan will face The Miz at SummerSlam, so Workforce Hell No isn’t going to win the tag staff titles. Don’t be shocked to see The Miz get immediately concerned and permit The Bludgeon Brothers to flee with a victory.
Prediction: The Bludgeon Brothers
Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins (30-Minute WWE Iron Man Match)
Rollins most likely misplaced the Intercontinental Championship as a result of WWE has larger plans for him. He’ll probably lose the rematch and transfer on to a serious feud for SummerSlam. Drew McIntyre ought to help Ziggler in victory, although it wouldn’t be gorgeous to see Dean Ambrose make a shock return and activate his former Defend accomplice.
Prediction: Dolph Ziggler
United States Champion Jeff Hardy vs Shinsuke Nakamura
This may be essentially the most tough Excessive Guidelines match to foretell. Hardy won’t lose his first title protection since introducing his new gimmick, however is WWE actually going to have Nakamura lose one other championship match? The heel flip at WrestleMania has been successful, and it’s about time the Japanese star lastly wins a giant match.
Prediction: Shinsuke Nakamura
Uncooked Girls’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax (Excessive Guidelines Match)
Bliss is the perfect feminine heel in WWE, making it a straightforward option to have her defend the Uncooked Girls’s Championship in opposition to Ronda Rousey at SummerSlam. Rousey is predicted to be within the crowd, so there’s an opportunity she’ll become involved within the match.
Prediction: Alexa Bliss
SmackDown Girls’s Champion Carmella vs. Asuka (with James Ellsworth suspended above the ring in a Shark Cage)
Even with Ellsworth above the ring, it doesn’t look like Carmella goes to drop the title simply but. When she beat Charlotte Aptitude clear, it was most likely an indication that Carmella will maintain the belt till a minimum of SummerSlam. Perhaps one other wrestler will by some means become involved and stop Asuka from successful.
Uncooked Tag Workforce Champions “Woken” Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. The B-Workforce
Basic wrestling logic signifies that Hardy and Wyatt will retain. The B-Workforce has continued to beat the champs in singles competitors on “Monday Night time Uncooked,” which means they’ll most likely lose when the titles are on the road.
Prediction: “Woken” Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt
Finn Bálor vs. “Constable” Baron Corbin
Balor has been pinned just a few occasions in latest weeks in TV matches, which may imply he’s due for a PPV win. Corbin can actually survive a loss and proceed to thrive in his new function.
The New Day vs. SAnitY (Tables Match) (Excessive Guidelines Kickoff)
It wouldn’t make a lot sense for SAnitY to lose their first pay-per-view match since being referred to as up from NXT. A loss wouldn’t bode effectively for his or her instant future on “SmackDown Dwell.”