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Paddy Power takes WWE betting to the Extreme!

by Rob Dore | April 27, 2012

Extreme Rules Match: Brock Lesnar vs John Cena

On April 2, after an eight-year absence from the WWE, Brock Lesner returned to the WWE squared circle and immediately targeted John Cena with an F-5.

Having spent almost four years inside the Octagon of the UFC where he won a heavyweight title and retired last December with a 5-3-0 record, Brock’s assault on Cena on his first night back showed his desire to become the most dominant WWE superstar in the World!

The Extreme Rules stipulation of this match means that virtually all rules go out the window and it will be a no-disqualification, no-countout contest.

The match can only be won with a pinfall or through a submission. Coming off the back of a loss to The Rock at WrestleMania, Cena will be looking to make a powerful statement against one of the most powerful wrestlers in WWE history this Sunday night.

With Lesnar known for dishing out merciless beat-downs at every opportunity, this match should be one of the most physically demanding fights of the year with the WWE throwing the rule book out the window and taking this fight to the Extreme!

The Rules
The match will be contested under Extrme Rules; no-disqualification and no-countout. Brock says he’s back to destroy Cena but can Cena end his losing streak of late and beat a man he’s never beaten?

WWE Championship: CM Punk (c) vs Chris Jericho

This fight has seen a huge amount of interest so far from our perspective and has turned over more money than any other fight on the card.

Some people view this as having the potential to be one of the fights of the year and we’re sure CM Punk will not want to let down his legions of fans in his hometown of Chicago. There has been a long-running and often bitter rivalry between these two wrestlers since Jericho won the Battle Royal on RAW that entitled him to a shot at the title at WrestleMania.

Since then, Jericho has done everything to get inside the head of Punk and has continued this attack on Punk despite losing in their match up at the ‘Granddaddy of Them All!’ This match will be a Chicago Street Fight with no-disqualification so everything and anything will go. Only a toss of a coin could predict the winner of this.

The Rules
The match will be contested in a Chicago Street Fight; no-disqualification.

World Heavyweight Championship: Sheamus (c) vs Daniel Bryan

This match pits a technical wrestler and submission specialist in Daniel Bryan against ‘The Celtic Warrior’ Sheamus, a wrestler known for his power and brute strength.

Bryan, who was contractually guaranteed a rematch after his 18-second loss to Sheamus at WrestleMania, will fancy his chances in this one after choosing the stipulation of the match to be a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match.

This type of stipulation normally results in long matches with the balance of power switching back and forth. You would think this clash of styles would not be any different. Expect Bryan’s ex-girlfriend AJ to show her pretty face at some stage and really make this a mouth-watering event!

Did Bryan pick the perfect stipulation for himself? Or can Sheamus drop the submission specialist twice in one night and retain his title?

The Rules
The match will be contested in a 2-out-of-3 Falls match; who ever gets the most pinfalls/submissions will be the winner. Can Sheamus win in 36 seconds?

Falls Count Anywhere: Randy Orton vs Kane

Everyone was shocked at Kane’s defeat of Randy Orton at WrestleMania XXVIII, none more so than Paddy Power punters who quickly changed Orton’s moniker from ‘The Legend Killer’ to ‘The Acca Killer’!

With Orton a young up-and-coming star of WWE and Kane in the autumn of his career, you would fancy Orton to bounce back in this match-up. This Falls Count Anywhere Match should be a brutal encounter in which The Big Red Monster will revel.

Expect this match to take place in the crowd, backstage and in the car park, where anything could happen. One thing is certain, Extreme Rules will be needed.

The Rules
The match will be contested in a Falls Count Anywhere Match; pinfall or submission can occur anywhere. Can Randy Orton put and end to Kane?

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