The last time I wrote a column, I wrote about my jubilation over the return of Brock Lesnar. I'm still very excited and don't get me wrong -- some of that has to do with the fact that I will be live in attendance at Extreme Rules (follow @FordPWInsider for live tweets). I'm also excited because I am a Brock Lesnar fan. I think Lesnar being back IS adding legitimacy to the WWE. So, he made his return the night after Wrestlemania and instantly was placed in a feud with John Cena. The last several weeks' payoff comes this Sunday at the PPV. What is going to happen? Will there be a winner? The more I think about it, I can't see there being a winner IF this feud is going to go on. How can the WWE tell Cena that he needs to lose yet another BIG fight? A loss to The Rock at Wrestlemania followed up by a loss to Lesnar? Could the WWE do that, honestly?
The fan in me will be sitting at the Rosemont Horizon (I know, I know, the All State Arena) on Sunday rooting for Brock Lesnar to go over, as will most of the arena. This I do know: Cena can't lose and neither can Lesnar. The way the WWE has built Lesnar in all of this as a killer to just have him come out and do the job? That can't happen, can it? So to summarize: we have the franchise player (John Cena) who can't afford another loss going up against a killing machine and the returning Brock Lesnar who also can't afford a loss. So in my guesstimation, we have the makings of a no-winner finish.
WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN ON SUNDAY
By no means am I about to give my official predictions; those will come Sunday on my blog that I use to post my monthly PPV predictions (follow @FordPWInsider for the link to that on Sunday). This is simply stating what I think NEEDS to happen on Sunday. I'll start with the pre-show match for the United States title -- Santino vs The Miz. Why is this match not ON the PPV? That's what I want to know. There are only five booked matches for the on-air PPV. Is that too many? I'm left to only think that this has to do with the WWE trying to generate some more YouTube traffic. That's all I can think. Anyway, back to what I think needs to happen for this match. This Santino thing -- where he does incredible things and is the WWE's version of Jeremy Lin or Tim Tebow -- has run its course. It's also time for The Miz to really get back on track. The Miz NEEDS to win this match and become the new United States champion.
A match that I couldn't possibly care any less about is Randy Orton taking on Kane. Coming off of his defeat at Wrestlemania, I guess I will say that Randy Orton NEEDS to win this match; however, I don't care if he does or doesn't.
Moving right along ... the IC title -- Big Show vs Cody Rhodes -- again is really quite simple. I cannot stand the Big Show and think that his time to go is long overdue. Cody Rhodes NEEDS to recapture the title for my sanity. Please! World champion Sheamus will defend the title against Daniel Bryan in a rematch from Wrestlemania. This match NEEDS to be longer than 18 seconds -- unless, of course, Bryan is the one who wins this time. The WWE champion CM Punk will go one-on-one with Chris Jericho in another rematch from Wrestlemania. I would like to add that I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed this feud a lot, and it's a shame to see it end, if it indeed does. With that being typed, in order for this to continue, Jericho NEEDS to win and become the new WWE champion. Last but most certainly not least is John Cena vs Brock Lesnar. This match just NEEDS one thing: to be good. If this is a dud, the WWE could be left trying to scramble and find a fix. I expect it to be good, as should all of you; let's hope that it lives up to all of our expectations.
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