The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Payback saw both the McMahon siblings Shane and Stephanie taking control of the company. WWE Extreme Rules 2016 will likely see the same dynamic being continued with the McMahon’s dominating the pay-per-view (PPV) programming.
During Payback 2016, we saw Shane McMahon restarting the main event between Roman Reigns and AJ Styles after it ended in a count-out. Stephanie McMahon also showed her authority by restarting it again after the match ended in a disqualification. The same flow could follow in the upcoming PPV Extreme Rules.
WWE has had a history of heavily relying it’s storylines on all-powerful authority figures. Will Pruett of ProWrestling.net shared his views on how the company believes that the people love to see the McMahons rather than wrestlers wrestling for championships.
“They still believe people would rather see McMahons argue about who is in charge than wrestlers wrestling for championships that matter.” Pruett wrote.
As far as WWE Extreme Rules 2016 goes, the McMahon babies have already put their impressions on the PPV. Both Shane and Stephanie made the decision of allowing Styles to face Roman Reigns once again for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Stephanie also banned “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair from being on the ringside in the Women’s Championship match between Charlotte and Natalya.
If rumors are to be believed, then the upcoming PPV will center around Shane and Stephanie as they battle for control of the company. There is a possibility that Xavier Woods would be allowed at ringside for the tag title match. Dolph Ziggler could also see the situation becoming unfavorable for him should he face Baron Corbin.
It is unlikely that WWE is looking into Extreme Rules as a traditional wrestling event. The McMahons will let their presence felt and not let the whole night go without them.
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