- WWE Extreme Rules 2020 will take place on Sunday, July 19th
- No championships are currently expected to change hands, per latest odds
- Who do betting odds favor emerging victorious in each bout? Find out below
There was a time when WWE Extreme Rules was one of the company’s more special shows of the year because of how every match on the card was contested under extreme rules. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case in many years, and that trend is sadly set to continue with this Sunday’s Horror Show-themed installment.
Of everything announced so far for the event, roughly half of the matches have stipulations. Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus will apparently be happening in a Bar Fight, but that apparently has yet to be made official and thus no odds are currently available for it.
The latest odds for Extreme Rules suggest no championships will change hands and nothing unusual happening, outside of someone potentially losing in an eye in Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mysterio.
WWE Extreme Rules 2020 Odds
|Apollo Crews (c)||-420|
|Drew McIntyre (c)||-2000|
Odds taken July 17th
Crews vs MVP (United States Championship)
Despite parading around with the all-new United States Championship belt recently on Raw, MVP is in fact not the current champion, or at least not yet. It’s entirely possible he leaves Extreme Rules as the new champ, but according the odds, it isn’t looking likely at +260 to Apollo Crews’ -420.
Crews has been the reigning champion since late May when he knocked off Andrade for the title. He’s had a decent reign since then and has had the chance to grow into the role, but he’s far from done and shouldn’t be dropping the belt so soon.
MVP and Bobby Lashley have a great thing going at the moment, and if anything, Lashley should be the one to dethrone Crews as champion at SummerSlam.
Bayley vs Cross (SmackDown Women’s Championship)
It’s another month and another challenger to Bayley’s SmackDown Women’s Championship, which she’s had a stranglehold on since early October. She has beaten virtually everyone in the SmackDown women’s division, including Nikki Cross, and it doesn’t appear as if Extreme Rules will mark the end of her historic reign.
At -600, Bayley is a heavy favorite and rightfully so. All signs point to her tag team partner Sasha Banks being the one to take the title from her eventually, presumably at SummerSlam. They’ve been doing terrific work as a team, but it’s come time for them to go their separate ways so new women to enter the championship picture.
Asuka vs Banks (Raw Women’s Championship)
Speaking of Banks, she’ll have her hands full with Raw Women’s champion Asuka. If she wins, she and Bayley will hold all the women’s gold on the main roster and become a modern-day Two Woman Power Trip of sorts.
As exciting as that would be for some, there is still plenty more opponents for Asuka to defend her Raw Women’s Championship against. Shayna Baszler, Bianca Belair and Kairi Sane come to mind, not to mention that Banks is on SmackDown and not Raw.
Expect Asuka’s reign of dominance to continue past Sunday night.
Rollins vs Mysterio (Eye for an Eye)
Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio were in the midst of one of the more compelling programs on Raw when it was announced on Raw that they’d be fighting in the first-ever Eye for an eye match at Extreme Rules. The stipulation is exactly how it sounds with the winner having to gouge his opponent’s eye out.
It will obviously feature some level of CGI, but it doesn’t sound too promising on paper. Mysterio and his son Dominik have gotten the better of Rollins and his minions for weeks now, so it would stand to reason that Rollins will have his hand raised at the event, as the odds suggest.
That would allow WWE to write Mysterio out of storylines for a bit while they figure out his contract situation, which is reportedly up in the air at the moment.
Strowman vs Wyatt (Wyatt Swamp Fight)
Although Braun Strowman already holds a victory over Bray Wyatt from Money in the Bank, he’ll be going back to his old stomping grounds to do battle with Wyatt’s classic Eater of Worlds persona at the Wyatt Compound at Extreme Rules. It will be filmed as a cinematic match and is bound to be interesting, if nothing else.
The odds are close on this one, with Strowman favored at -170 to Wyatt’s +130, because this bout could very well go either way. However, with the Universal Championship not on the line, it’s safe to assume that Wyatt will “win” (or at least be the last man standing) to warrant The Fiend getting a shot at Strowman’s Universal Championship at SummerSlam.
The story may end up being that Wyatt needs The Fiend in order to beat The Monster Among Men and therefore he won’t win here, but considering they’ll be on his home turf, it would be a waste for him to bring this character back if he isn’t going to reign supreme with it.
McIntyre vs Ziggler (WWE Championship)
For a match where the odds should be in Dolph Ziggler’s favor from a storyline standpoint because of how he has the chance to choose the stipulation, it’s actually the exact opposite. WWE champion Drew McIntyre is entering Extreme Rules with a -2000 advantage to Ziggler’s +700.
McIntyre vs. Ziggler is clearly a filler feud before Randy Orton presumably challenges for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. Anything other than McIntyre successfully retaining his title at Extreme Rules would be a mistake, and while WWE could easily book Ziggler to win to swerve the audience, it’s the only result that makes sense and worth banking on.
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