To this point in their feud, the Raw tag team story is pretty straight-forward... champions Matt & Jeff Hardy own Cesaro & Sheamus, and Cesaro & Sheamus own the rest of the division.
That remained the case on Raw tonight (May 22) in Grand Rapids, Michigan as Matt picked up a singles win over Sheamus. It was a grueling match, but in the end, the result was the same as nearly every other encounter between these teams... a pinfall win for the Hardyz.
By virtue of the win, the brothers got to pick the stipulation for their next showdown for the tag belts. And Matt immediately announce it would be a...
.@MATTHARDYBRAND and @JEFFHARDYBRAND want to LOCK UP and TEAR DOWN @WWECesaro and @WWESheamus in a #SteelCage at #ExtremeRules! #RAW pic.twitter.com/HKCrU0R5fT— WWE (@WWE) May 23, 2017
STEEL CAGE MATCH!
Here’s where the Extreme Rules line-up stands:
- Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Bálor vs. Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns in a Fatal 5Way to determine the #1 contender for the Universal title
- The Hardyz (c) vs. Cesaro & Sheamus in a Steel Cage match for the tag team titles
- Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Bayley in a Kendo Stick on a Pole match for the Women’s championship
- Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries in a Submission match for the Cruiserweight championship
- Dean Ambrose (c) vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental title (Ambrose loses the belt if he’s disqualified)