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Booking of Every WWE Pay-Per-View from Extreme Rules to SummerSlam

Strap yourselves in folks, because we’re going for a long one here.

This article is all about long term planning, something the WWE have never been very good at. I will be booking every pay-per-view match from Extreme Rules through to SummerSlam in order to try and determine where the WWE will be heading this summer.

Obviously, it’s hard to do something like this with so many injured superstars returning soon, but that just makes it all the more fun.

So let’s start with the pay-per-view that’s only a few weeks away, Extreme Rules.

Extreme Rules


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R-Truth & Goldust versus Fandango & Tyler Breeze

Expect Truth and Goldust to FINALLY get together with their first match taking place at Extreme Rules. They should get a comfortable victory.

Becky Lynch versus Summer Rae w/Dana Brooke

With Emma getting injured, they should simply transfer the feud with Becky over to Dana and Summer in order to continue it. It might be a bit messy, but unfortunately injuries happen. Becky should win before getting attacked by both women and laid out.


Tornado Tag Team Match: Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows versus The Usos

It’s between this and Dolph Ziggler versus Baron Corbin for the final spot on this card, but this helps set the stage for the main-event. Expect Anderson and Gallows to win in a dominant match in order to take The Usos out of the main-event completely. This leaves Roman in the three on one situation… or does it?

Street Fight: Dean Ambrose versus Chris Jericho

This feud, which has been surprisingly lackluster, should come to a head in a Street Fight at Extreme Rules with Dean Ambrose getting a victory over Jericho. If they can work in a spot involving a plant, instant five stars.

Intercontinental Championship Fatal 4-Way Match: The Miz versus Cesaro versus Kevin Owens versus Sami Zayn

This bout has match of the year contender written all over it. Hopefully Zayn and Owens cost each other the title to continue their feud and either Miz or Cesaro walks out with the title. I’m going with Cesaro to pin The Miz and walk away as the new champion.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day versus The Vaudevillains

The New Day should retain pretty easily here, but it should leave the door ajar for this feud to continue.

United States Championship Match: Kalisto versus Rusev

Kalisto should retain the championship, but in a match dominated by Rusev. No roll-ups, give Kalisto a good win.

WWE Women’s Championship Submission Match: Charlotte versus Natalya

This is another match that could, and should, steal the show. Charlotte needs a strong, clean victory here so she can move onto the big women’s feud of the summer. Unfortunately for Natalya, her purpose now is to make Charlotte look as good as possible.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Extreme Rules Match: Roman Reigns versus AJ Styles

However this match ends Roman Reigns leaves as champion. Expect Gallows and Anderson to turn on Styles and cost him the match before Finn Balor comes out to make the save pitting him and Styles against Anderson and Gallows and taking them away from the title picture.

Money in the Bank


United States Championship Match: Kalisto versus Rusev

Rusev should win the United States Championship here on the Money in the Bank pre-show as it would be unexpected and breathe some life back into the title. Rusev wins here rather than Extreme Rules to not squash Kalisto.

Handicap Match: Colin Cassady versus The Shining Stars

Big Cass should mop the floor with Epico and Primo in this handicap match, before the Puerto Ricans beat him down post-match. This sets up Enzo returning on Raw and evening the odds.


Finn Balor and AJ Styles versus Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows

This would be one hell of a match. Picking a winner is difficult because both teams need wins, but Balor and Styles will leave with the victory. If you want a run-down on his this feud should run, this was my original idea before Payback happened and it can still be restructured to work here.

Baron Corbin versus Bray Wyatt

This is the best possible feud for Bray coming straight back from injury. Corbin should have some decent momentum and a babyface Bray going after Corbin would be very interesting indeed. Corbin should win by disqualification when Rowan and Strowman get involved. Bray calls them off, wanting to fight on his own and this is the beginning of having Bray go solo.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day versus The Vaudevillains

This should be pretty similar to Extreme Rules and serves as a filler feud for The New Day as they get another victory here. Maybe have Xavier in the match to make people think The Vaudevillains are winning.

Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Cesaro versus The Miz versus Apollo Crews versus Sheamus versus Sami Zayn versus Kevin Owens versus Dolph Ziggler vs Tyler Breeze

With so many guys who could potentially win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match this year, it’ll be intriguing to see how it lines up. Obviously, you need to fill the remainder of the card, but having guys like Apollo and Breeze in there will add an extra dynamic as both are fantastic athletes. Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler and Miz provide the veteran, ‘safe’ options and the remaining three guys are the fan favourites who would make for fantastic winners. However, this is Kevin Owens’ match and he should win in a way that costs Zayn the match.

John Cena versus Chris Jericho

Cena doesn’t have a logical opponent for his return unless Jericho stays around for one more pay-per-view or they go with a returning Orton or Wyatt. Another option would be the United States Championship, but I have cooler plans for Cena this summer. This isn’t a particularly interesting feud or match, but it does give Cena something do for a month. This is Jericho’s last match for a while. Cena wins, of course.

WWE Women’s Championship Fatal 4-Way Match: Charlotte versus Natalya versus Paige versus Sasha Banks

This is the beginning of the Charlotte/Sasha feud that will carry the women’s division for a while and also gives Natalya and Paige something to do. You could have qualifying matches to set this up. Charlotte pins Natalya after Sasha hits a backstabber on her to retain her title.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Roman Reigns versus Dean Ambrose

Ambrose is the man to be the next challenger for Roman. There aren’t really many options, especially in the heel department, which means they should go with a trusted option for the main-event. Reigns and Ambrose haven’t actually had a chance to put on a proper one-on-one match yet (Survivor Series was too short) so this will be their chance. Reigns should retain by the skin of his teeth.



United States Championship Scramble Match: Rusev versus Alberto Del Rio versus Sheamus versus Kalisto versus Sin Cara

The Lucha Dragons and the former League of Nations all competing in a 15 minute scramble match to determine the United States Champion is far more interesting than a third Rusev versus Kalisto match. Rusev should retain and this should be used to break up Kalisto and Sin Cara.

Baron Corbin versus Apollo Crews

Strowman and Rowan turn on Bray and take him out on Raw, but Corbin comes out still wanting his scheduled match. Crews answers his challenge. After a solid match, Corbin picks up the win to continue his run of dominance.


WWE Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match: The New Day versus Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows versus Finn Balor & AJ Styles

No, Balor and Styles are not just going to be a tag team, calm down. This is the next logical step in this feud and will be one hell of a match. Anderson and Gallows pin Styles to win the championships and this leads to Balor turning heel and forming the Balor Club with his brethren.

Briefcase on the Line Match: Kevin Owens versus Sami Zayn

Match two in this fantastic feud should take place at Battleground and once again, Kevin Owens should win clean to make it seem like Sami simply cannot beat him. The Briefcase being on the line adds some extra spice.

Becky Lynch and Bayley versus Summer Rae and Dana Brooke

After months of being tormented, Becky calls in NXT reinforcements of her own in the form of Bayley. Becky and Bayley should obviously get a strong victory.

Intercontinental Championship Match: Cesaro versus John Cena

The one championship Cena hasn’t held. These two men have shown they can put on match of the year quality bouts at will and this should serve to be the true showcase of Cesaro’s skills as he pins Cena off a Neutralizer.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Number One Contenders Match: Randy Orton versus Seth Rollins

Both men return together, on the same night, in the same segment except the roles are reversed. Randy is the heel and Seth is the face. Initially, both play the face role, but by the end of the match it’s clear that Randy is the heel. The winner of the match gets the big SummerSlam main-event and the returning Rollins defeats Orton with a Pedigree.

WWE Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte versus Sasha Banks

Their first big, one-on-one match – Charlotte should retain here with her feet on the ropes and they should be given at least 15 minutes for the match. Ric Flair should be banned from ringside for too, but on Raw the next night Charlotte dumps her old-man because she doesn’t need him anymore, attacking him. That will get her some serious heat.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Last Man Standing Match: Roman Reigns versus Dean Ambrose

This should be a war between two friends. Ambrose playing the role he’s done so well for so long and Reigns as the tweener who is acting slightly more heel-ish every week. The Match ends in a draw after Roman fails to keep Ambrose down and both men end up being taken out for the count of 10. Roman retains the title, but the SummerSlam main-event is up in the air.



WWE Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way Number One Contenders Match: Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady versus The Shining Stars versus Goldust & R-Truth versus The Usos

Enzo and Big Cass should pick up the win in a match that should be a comedic way to kick off SummerSlam more than anything. Enzo pins Epico for the pin, if you want to get specific.

Bayley versus Becky Lynch

Becky is the perfect person for Bayley’s first single’s feud on the main-roster. As good as Becky is as a babyface, she’s not going to be able to compete with Sasha and Bayley so turning her heel is smart. Have Becky win clean here, because Bayley is built better off losses than wins.


WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows versus The New Day

This is the logical rematch after Battleground and Balor Club should retain clean here against The New Day.

I Quit Match: Kevin Owens versus Sami Zayn

This is what it has all been building to. This is the final fight between Owens and Sami. If Owens wins, Zayn is not allowed to be in the same ring as him for a full year under any circumstances and Sami agrees in order to get one last shot at his rival. Zayn wins and finally proves he can beat Kevin Owens.

AJ Styles versus Finn Balor

Styles versus Balor at SummerSlam… Just imagine the awesomeness here. Balor should win with assistance from Anderson and Gallows, but make sure Styles and Balor use as much of the four hour show as they’re allowed first.

United States Championship Fatal 4-Way Match Rusev versus Baron Corbin versus Bray Wyatt versus Apollo Crews

This match has a very interesting dynamic with four guys who are all big, heavy hitters. It should provide for an intriguing match that utilizes all four men. Bray winning his first championship at SummerSlam would be a pretty awesome moment.

Randy Orton versus Brock Lesnar

This is the one big money Lesnar match that we haven’t seen yet. Orton taking on Lesnar with Orton as the heel would be incredibly interesting to see, especially if Orton is the one hunting Brock. Lesnar should win, countering a punt-kick into an F5.

Intercontinental Championship Match: Cesaro versus John Cena

These two should have a best of three series culminating at Night of Champions, but after Cesaro getting a clean win over Cena, it should be Cena who gets the win here so he can say that he’s won every championship in the WWE. Cesaro can win it back in match three.

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Match for Control of RAW: Triple H versus Shane McMahon

This is the big one that sets up the brand split. Triple H on behalf of Stephanie taking on Shane in Shane’s final match of his career. Triple H should win to get complete control of Raw before Vince comes out and tells Shane that he’ll have control of SmackDown. Shane has to run SmackDown as it’s the brand you need to build from scratch which means you need the babyface running it.

WWE Women’s Championship 2 out of 3 falls Match: Charlotte versus Sasha Banks

If Sasha loses, she cannot compete for the Women’s Championship until after WrestleMania. This is her last shot at the title and she wins it at the venue where she put on the best match of 2015 alongside Bayley. Sasha should win two – one. SummerSlam serves as the perfection coronation for Sasha.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Match: Roman Reigns versus Dean Ambrose versus Seth Rollins

The main-event of SummerSlam can’t be anything other than us finally getting our Shield triple threat match. This is the perfect time to do it with no clear heel and all three guys as over as they ever will be. The best result is the result that solidifies Seth as a babyface. Rollins hits a Pedigree on Ambrose, Roman throws Seth out of the ring and steals the pin to retain his title. Setting up their long-awaited one-on-one match for Night of Champions and cementing Roman as a guy who doesn’t care how he wins.

Give me your feedback on this booking and what you would like to see happen between now and SummerSlam on Twitter @NicNegrepontis.

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