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WWE News: Stipulation added to Cena-Lesnar Extreme Rules PPV main event (w/Analysis)

Apr 16, 2012 - 1:24:39 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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The Extreme Rules PPV main event of John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar will now be a No DQ, No Count-out match. WWE then officially titled Cena-Lesnar an "Extreme Rules match" in an announcement on their website Monday afternoon.

The only other match announced thus far for the PPV is World Hvt. champion Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan in a two-out-of-three falls match for the World Title.

Caldwell's Analysis: Smart move adding a stipulation to Cena-Lesnar that will allow them to leave the ring and brawl through the crowd a little bit. In general, I'm not in favor of that, but because Lesnar has not wrestled a match in eight years and there are questions about what he can do in the ring, this gives Cena and Lesnar some freedom to put on a good performance and not damage Lesnar's in-ring appeal over the life of his one-year contract if his first match back is a stinker. This allows WWE to ease Lesnar back into an in-ring setting.

[Torch art credit Travis Beaven (c) PWTorch.com]


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