WWE Extreme Rules Updated Card: Two New Title Matches
WWE Extreme Rules was recently dubbed "The Horror Show," but heading into SmackDown on Friday night, we only had two matches confirmed the card. That was sorted out during the course of the broadcast Friday night on FOX as a few more matches have now been added to the show, which will air on Sunday, July 19th and be taped at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
The updated card for the event is as follows:
- WWE Championship Match
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
- WWE Universal Championship - "Wyatt Swamp Fight"
Braun Strowman (c) vs. Bray Wyatt
- WWE Raw Women's Championship Match
Asuka (c) vs. Sasha Banks
- WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Match
Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross
Wyatt's challenge for a so-called "Swamp Fight" against Strowman was accepted on Friday night. The two have been building up their feud over the last couple of weeks, with Wyatt returning to his old Wyatt Family character look on last week's SmackDown show.
The SmackDown Women's Championship match was made official when Cross won a fatal four-way match on Friday night to become the number one contender and officially earn the shot against Bayley at Extreme Rules next month.
Monday's WWE Raw show is set to feature a double contract signing to make the WWE Championship and WWE Raw Women's Championship matches official. We would expect at least three to four more matches to be added to the card between now and July 19th.
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