WWE Raw vs. SmackDown: Which Brand Has a Better Extreme Rules Lineup?
July 7, 2018 - WWECredit: WWE.com
Every WWE pay-per-view given WrestleMania 34 has featured Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown Live, so a notice of any foe between a brands has all nonetheless died out.
Even nonetheless there is no quarrel for supremacy, it’s fun to review that uncover has a improved lineup during any PPV to see that would win a fanciful conflict for code superiority.
WWE.com lists nine matches for Extreme Rules on Jul 15. Raw has five, and SmackDown has four.
Both sets of tab team, midcard and women’s titles will be on a line, in further to a WWE Championship match. Raw’s tip pretension is once again absent, nonetheless WWE has requisitioned a categorical event-caliber hitch in a place.
The peculiar compare out is Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin, that doesn’t have a blue code equivalent.
Let’s go by any allied compare from Raw and SmackDown to see that uncover comes out on top.
Tag Team Championships
- Raw: The Deleters of Worlds vs. The B-Team
- SmackDown: The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No
The dual tip feuds in WWE’s tab group multiplication have both relied on comedic elements to pull their stories forward, and they have been improved as a result.
Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas have been impersonating Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt in new weeks. The best partial about these segments has been Dallas’ sense of Wyatt, his brother.
Over on SmackDown, Team Hell No reunited to challenger Harper and Rowan for a tab titles. Even nonetheless Dr. Shelby is over on Raw, perplexing to help Bayley and Sasha Banks, Team Hell No is a same dysfunctional group we remember and love.
Daniel Bryan and Kane have always been humorous together, and they fell right behind into their aged settlement as shortly as they were in a ring together.
Both matches have a intensity to be entertaining, nonetheless The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Bryan and Kane will expected be a higher-quality contest.
This is not a hit opposite any of a 4 group in a Raw tab group match. They are all talented, nonetheless Bryan is one of a best wrestlers in a world, and Harper is substantially a many underrated workman on a roster.
Winner: The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No
- Raw: Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins (Iron Man)
- SmackDown: Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins have already shown a universe what they are able of, and with a 30-minute Iron Man chapter for their Intercontinental Championship match, they have a eventuality to take a show.
Jeff Hardy and Shinsuke Nakamura don’t have as many knowledge as opponents, nonetheless what they miss in chemistry is countered by their ability and charisma.
Hardy and Rollins are both famous as risk-takers. Ziggler and Nakamura are peaceful to take a few chances, nonetheless their distinguished and pad wrestling ability are what make them dangerous.
Had WWE given Hardy and Nakamura a gimmick, this competence have been a harder comparison to make, nonetheless a Iron Man chapter gives The Showoff and The Architect a advantage.
Winner: Ziggler vs. Rollins
Women’s Championship Matches
- Raw: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax (Extreme Rules)
- SmackDown: Carmella vs. Asuka
Unlike a midcard pretension bouts, carrying a chapter doesn’t do many to make another confront between Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax any some-more intriguing.
They had a good argument streamer adult to WrestleMania, nonetheless it only feels like WWE is rehashing a same story when it has several other estimable contenders to put into a hunt for gold.
Carmella and Asuka are still going clever with their argument on SmackDown. Whether James Ellsworth’s lapse is a certain or disastrous depends on either we find his shtick entertaining.
Having a bother in her dilemma will even a personification margin for Carmella opposite The Empress of Tomorrow, nonetheless Asuka has already shown Ellsworth is no compare for her, so we competence see a new champion crowned during Extreme Rules.
Even nonetheless Jax and Bliss can use anything they wish as a weapon, Carmella and Asuka will expected have a improved compare with a some-more gratifying conclusion.
Winner: Carmella vs. Asuka
Main Event Matches
- Raw: Bobby Lashley vs. Roman Reigns
- SmackDown: AJ Styles vs. Rusev (WWE Championship)
While Raw doesn’t have a Universal Championship compare on a card, Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley is estimable of being deliberate a brand’s categorical event.
This hitch should feel like a outrageous deal, nonetheless it doesn’t. Lashley’s lapse in Apr was rubbed so feeble that it’s tough to consider WWE has found a approach to right a boat yet.
Their energy and physicality will lead to a good match, nonetheless will it be improved than AJ Styles vs. Rusev? Probably not.
The Phenomenal One and The Bulgarian Brute’s argument is uninformed with a probability of being a long-term storyline. This is Rusev’s initial genuine shot during a WWE title, so we know he is going to make a many of his time in a spotlight.
Lashley and Reigns will be good, nonetheless Styles and Rusev will be a improved match.
Winner: Styles vs. Rusev
Raw has a slight advantage with one additional match, nonetheless when comparing a 4 categorical sets of bouts, SmackDown comes out ahead.
The red code has a improved midcard pretension bout, nonetheless SmackDown’s main event, women’s and tab pretension matches will outperform Raw’s.
Which code do we consider has a improved lineup streamer into Extreme Rules?