The last WWE pay-per-view, Money in the Bank, just happened and the company is already in full swing, promoting their next big event. Here is everything you need to know about WWE Extreme Rules 2018, including the date and predictions for the big show.
WWE Extreme Rules will take place on July 15 from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. This event is the one PPV each year where the WWE goes extreme and puts on a large number of special violent gimmick matches throughout the show.
At the moment there are only three bouts announced for the WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view. The first is a WWE world championship match between AJ Styles and Rusev and the second is a multi-man match to determine the new number one contender to Brock Lesnar’s WWE Universal Championship. Finally, there is a women’s title match.
The Known Extreme Rules Matches
The multi-man match was set up on Monday Night Raw when Kurt Angle came out and announced it, although he did not say what kind of match it would be. The only news so far is that Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley are the first two men signed up for the match.
Finn Balor, Kevin Owens and Elias all made noise about joining the match and the fact that Constable Corbin pinned Balor on Raw makes it look like he might be involved as well.
As for the SmackDown world title opportunity, there was a gauntlet match on SmackDown Live on Tuesday night involving Daniel Bryan, Big E, Samoa Joe, The Miz and Rusev to determine who got the shot against AJ Styles at Extreme Rules. Rusev won the match by making The Miz tap out.
The third match booked for Extreme Rules is the Raw women’s title match between Alexa Blissa and former champion Nia Jax. With Ronda Rousey suspended for 30 days, this will give a little space between the Money in the Bank attack by Bliss and the revenge match — probably taking place at SummerSlam in August.
Predicted Extreme Rules Matches
The WWE has less than four weeks to go before Extreme Rules, so they are already pushing their storylines forward quickly. Here are the predictions to fill out the rest of the PPV card.
U.S. Championship: Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Shinsuke Nakamura and Jeff Hardy cut promos last night against each other and it looks like Shinsuke will move on to feud for the secondary title now that he has lost cleanly to AJ Styles multiple times.
Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins
Dolph Ziggler shocked the WWE Universe when he answered Seth Rollins’ open challenge on Raw and then won the IC title. They have a rematch on Raw next week but expect this feud to continue into Extreme Rules.
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Carmela vs. Asuka
Carmela beat Asuka at Money in the Bank when James Ellsworth returned and interfered. Last night, the feud continued so expect them to fight again at Extreme Rules.
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley
The two former friends have been teasing a feud for months now and things finally exploded on Raw this week. Expect the two former buddies to get an extreme-rules match at the next PPV.
Other match possibilities include Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens, something with Daniel Bryan and The Miz, maybe a 205 Live title match, and probably a pre-show match between the Deleters of Worlds and B-Team for the Raw tag team titles.
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