Who could Bad News Barrett face at Extreme Rules?

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This Sunday is Extreme Rules and it has been set up to be an eventful night with several high profile matches set to take place.

There is a steel cage match, last man standing match, Chicago street fight and even a 'Kiss me arse' match set to steal the show on Sunday.

There are also several matches without a stipulation that are set to hold a lot of intrigue around them due to the titles that will be on the line.

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The event will be the first time that every WWE title will be on the line on the same night since Night of Champions back in September.

However there are heavy doubts over the health of Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan and strong rumours his title match with Bad News Barrett could be called off.

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Bryan was injured during the company's European tour and was sent home from the tour as a precaution to the injury.

Now all signs are once again pointing to a long lay off for the leader of the Yes movement, but it will also lead to a hole in the Extreme Rules match card.

If Bryan isn't able to compete at Extreme Rules, the WWE has two options, to replace Bryan in the match or to cancel it completely.

If they decide to simply replace him, the question becomes who with? Well here's my five suggestions:


The newest arrival from NXT has undergone a new look and a strange name change but has been no less impressive.

Since arriving on the main roster, Neville has fought WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus.

He has already held his own against some of the biggest names on the roster and has shown the unbelievable amount of potential he holds.

It could also be worth noting that Neville teamed with Dolph Ziggler to take on Barrett and Sheamus tonight on Smackdown which could be a signal of intent from the WWE.


Ryback is without a match at Extreme Rules and has dropped to the mid- card ever since being re-hired and set on the mission of destroying the Authority.

Utilising Ryback in a new storyline would be refreshing him as a superstar but also for the fans and lets face it, the Big Guy could more than hold his own against Barrett.

Ryback has already shown that he can hold his own as a top face superstar but the question becomes, will the WWE give him the push he deserves?

Damian Sandow

This past Monday on RAW, he lost the right to call himself Damian Mizdow and with rumours that the Miz could be off of TV for a while, he will need a new direction.

Sandow got a lot of popularity as Mizdow and that's not something the WWE will want to lose so perhaps putting him into contention for an Intercontinental Championship match would be a way to do that.

Sandow has pretty much been a face star for several months now and fans won't want his feud with the Miz to be over this quickly, but if Miz is gone, this could be a good next step for him.


This is the most unlikely of the names on this list with Kane set to serve a role as gate keeper in the main event between Seth Rollins and Randy Orton.

However Kane is on the verge of a face turn and a complete turn on the Authority, but why would he come and face Barrett?

Kane has been mocked a lot lately and he appears desperate to prove the monster is still inside him so this could be the way to open the door to the return of masked Kane which is definitely what the fans want.

Bray Wyatt

If Wyatt was to answer the call, I doubt it would actually form a match but instead it would just inspire a Wyatt beat down.

Wyatt lost to the Undertaker in the last PPV and I think it goes without saying that he needs to make a strong comeback.

Coming out and just savagely attacking Barrett would certainly be a way to do that, after the attack he would also have an opportunity to cut another of his targeted promos.

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