With WWE’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view still two weeks away, a new report suggests that the company is peaking ahead towards their July pay-per-view offering. Set for Sun. July 15 at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the WWE is promoting two matches for Extreme Rules.
Both the Raw and SmackDown rosters are currently represented in ads for the 2018 edition of Extreme Rules.
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required and recommended) Dave Meltzer noted that the WWE is already advertising two matches for Extreme Rules.
“They are promoting two matches for that show, although it’s hard to believe that they would main event a PPV show with Reigns & Strowman & Lashley vs. Owens & Zayn & Mahal as is being advertised.
The other match advertised is Bryan vs. Joe, plus matches with Styles, Nakamura, Rollins, Balor, Jeff Hardy, New Day, Charlotte, Carmella, Jax, Bliss, Banks and Asuka. It’s notable that Rousey is not announced for this show, nor is John Cena or Brock Lesnar.”
A bridge between Money in the Bank and SummerSlam, if this report holds true it looks like many of the current feuds on Monday and Tuesday nights will continue deep into the summer months. Also the exclusion of John Cena and Brock Lesnar comes as no surprise, but current Raw women’s number one contender Ronda Rousey being absent from Extreme Rules may raise some eyebrows.
Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe getting an official one on one match sounds amazing but who’s ready for that Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman versus Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Jinder Mahal six man tag?