The 2012 Extreme Rules PPV features a lot of fallout from Wrestlemania including rematches between Cody Rhodes and the Big Show, Chris Jericho and CM Punk, along with Kane and Randy Orton. Headlining the card is an Extreme Rules battle between John Cena and Brock Lesnar.
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Instead of waiting for the big event, all of the matches were simulated on the Xbox 360 using THQ's WWE '12. The majority of the roster and match stipulations were available, making this simulation as realistic as possible. All matches were simulated using only computer players.
Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena - Extreme Rules Match
Brock Lesnar was a surprise edition to WWE '12 before it was released, but this was one of the best Legends Roster additions in a long time. It was the F5 vs the FU (Now renamed the Attitude Adjustment) in this no-disqualification battle.
After a brief exchange, both men exited the ring and attempted to get weapons. Lesnar grabbed a kendo stick while Cena got the chair. The chair worked for Cena as he struck Lesnar multiple times before going back in the ring. The match went back and forth for a while with Lesnar breaking out of the STF on two occasions. Cena eventually hit the Attitude Adjustment and pinned Lesnar.
Randy Orton vs. Kane - Falls Count Anywhere
This match was split up in two stages. The first were multiple "Free Brawls" where a knockout would determine the winner. Kane won two out of three battles, often slamming Orton into a cement wall. The second stage was a "Falls Count Anywhere" match using the WWE '12 match creator. Randy Orton won this match using an RKO on the steel entrance ramp.
CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho - Chicago Street Fight
Using the Extreme Rules match again, CM Punk and Chris Jericho utilized a lot more weapons than Cena and Lesnar. Jericho hit the codebreaker for the surprisingly quick victory.
Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes - Spin the Wheel Match
Since WWE is spinning the wheel to determine the Extreme Rules match type, WWE '12 provided the next best thing. Holding down the analog stick, the game scrolled through the menu and was randomly stopped on an "Inferno Match." Big Show dominated the match, and Cody's lack of offense caused him to get set on fire. Big Show retained his Intercontinental Championship.
Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan - Two out of Three Falls
The two out three falls was set up using the "Match Creator" in WWE '12. This battle lasted a lot longer than their Wrestlemania bout, but Sheamus still easily won with two pin victories.
Nikki Bella vs. Beth Phoenix- WWE Divas Championship
It's hard to replicate the ankle injury on Phoenix so she got easy win in this by the numbers battle.
Alan Donahue is a lifelong fan of the WWE. He has written hundreds of wrestling articles and his favorite Superstars include CM Punk, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Macho Man Randy Savage.
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