Almost Anything Goes: WWE Extreme Rules 2016 Preview

by BROCK KOLLER

WWE

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Anything goes tonight! Almost anything. As anything would include a title change in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. And that's just not going to happen.

Here's how I see the card playing out for WWE Extreme Rules 2016:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Extreme Rules Match
Roman Reigns v. AJ Styles

AJ Styles would make a fantastic world champ. Not just a world champ - he's been that, plenty of times - but a WWE World Champion. He would bring legitimacy to the title as Brock Lesnar did. Styles is a wrestler's wrestler. He can walk the walk as best as any other wrestler in the industry. But he's not the performer WWE wants as their champ. His spot is the role of Reigns antagonist, not as the company's main protagonist.  Is it unfortunate? To a certain extent. AJ as WWE champ would be a mark out moment. But AJ in the main event picture without being the titleholder is not too bad in itself.

WINNER: AJ Styles

WWE Women's Championship
Submission Match
Charlotte v Natalya

You know when you get that feeling. I have that feeling. This is Natalya's night. She will one up Charlotte in a match that is made for a Hart. How long will her run last as champ? How long until Charlotte wins it back? Who cares. On this night, Natalya walks out champ.

WINNER: Natalya

Intercontinental Championship
Fatal 4-Way
The Miz v Kevin Owens v Cesaro v Sami Zayn

Any one of these guys can hold the gold and the fans will believe in them as IC Champ. Each has their own strengths - but right now the biggest strength for The Miz is he is Intercontinental Champion and we hate him for that. That's his character. Just making us hate him. Kevin Owens can be hated just as much without the title. His character wouldn't fluctuate with gold. Miz's persona gets more irritating the more he wins. And Zayn & Cesaro will get cheered tomorrow no matter the outcome.

WINNER: The Miz

Asylum Match
Dean Ambrose v. Chris Jericho

Jericho lost their Payback match - then lost his jacket. Ambrose lost his potted plant Mitch. I think Ambrose needs a match loss to even this out. Mitch was worth the same as Jericho's jacket right? And for Y2J to pull one off on Ambrose inside the kennel from hell, i mean, the barbed wire steel cage, i mean, the asylum, would be a feat Jericho could crow about for weeks.

WINNER: Chris Jericho

Tag Team Tornado Match
The Usos v Gallows & Anderson

Gallows & Anderson. Enough said. No question this needs to be the decision. The Club shines tonight.

WINNERS: Gallows & Anderson

WWE Tag Team Championship
The New Day v. The Vaudevillains

It's great seeing New Day fighting some new competition, but these are not the guys to dethrone New Day. I can see them taking New Day to the limit and maybe even causing a DQ finish to show they are true contenders. But they are not walking out champs.

WINNERS: The New Day

United States Championship
Kalisto v. Rusev

Rusev is winning.

WINNER: Rusev

No Disqualification Match
Dolph Ziggler v. Baron Corbin

WINNER: Baron Corbin

Enjoy Extreme Rules & thank you Cody Rhodes for 10 years of entertainment!