After several week of speculation on who Aleister Black's eventual opponent would end up being, Tuesday night's edition of SmackDown featured a segment where the unveiling finally took place.
Black sat backstage being interviewed by Tom Phillips. Black appeared in a split screen, while the opposite side featured a shot of an empty chair. Phillips announced that though Black's challenger had signed a contract to face him at Extreme Rules this Sunday, he was choosing to remain anonymous.
After Black became annoyed and laughed, a man was seen walking into the frame. He circled the chair before finally sitting down and revealing himself as Cesaro. It had previously been speculated that Cesaro would be the person to eventually challenge Black, who had been hosting backstage open challenge segments for weeks without anyone accepting the challenge until a couple of weeks ago when an anonymous person knocked on his door.
After Cesaro sat down in the chair, Black responded by simply saying, "Cesaro."
Cesaro declared, "Aleister Black, I'm the one who knocked at your door because I'm here to pick a fight with you."
Black fired by saying, "Oh, so very good Mr. Cesaro, 'cause this Sunday I am going to fight you."
At that point, Black huffed and left his chair as Cesaro looked on stoically.
The updated WWE Extreme Rules card is:
No Holds Barred Match
The Undertaker and Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre
Winners Take All Extreme Rules Match
WWE Universal Championship and WWE RAW Women's Championship
Seth Rollins (c) and Becky Lynch (c) vs. Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans
WWE Championship Match
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Samoa Joe
WWE U.S. Championship Match
Ricochet (c) vs. AJ Styles
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Match
Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
Drew Gulak (c) vs. Tony Nese
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match
Daniel Bryan and Rowan (c) vs. The New Day (Xavier Woods and Big E) vs. Heavy Machinery
WWE RAW Tag Team Championship Match
The Revival (c) vs. The Usos
Last Man Standing Match
Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley
- Aleister Black vs. Cesaro
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