The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the Extreme Rules event set to take place on Sun., Sept. 26, 2021, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. This year’s show reverts back to being a “normal” version of the show, considering last year’s event was promoted as “The Horror Show at Extreme Rules.” As for normal, well, none of the matches set for the card right now currently have any extreme stipulation. There’s time for that to change, however.
We’re a couple weeks from showtime and the card looks like this:
- Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Randy Orton (WWE championship)
It’s not entirely clear if this match is still happening on this show. Orton talked his way into a title shot and it was announced for this event. Then, WWE revealed they’ll be wrestling for the title on Monday Night Raw this week. The match is still mentioned on WWE.com but not listed in the official previews. Stay tuned on this one.
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. The Demon (Universal championship)
While it’s clear we’re headed for Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar, it’s unclear when exactly that match will happen. In the meantime, Reigns is dealing with Finn Balor, who brought back “The Demon” on Friday Night SmackDown this past week. That’s how WWE is trying to create intrigue in the match.
- Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair (SmackDown women’s championship)
Lynch returned at SummerSlam and finessed her way into a title match against Belair before using some underhanded tactics to win in just over 20 seconds. Belair quickly established herself as top contender just after and is back to make things right. Lynch, for her part, is leaning into being the bad guy in all this.
- Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Alexa Bliss (Raw women’s championship)
WWE is marketing this as Bliss being a true threat because, well, I’ll just let them take it away: “Along with her “friend” Lilly, Five Feet of Fury seems to have added some sort of unexplainable mystic ability to her already impressive arsenal, which has put any number of opponents at a huge disadvantage. She also doesn’t seem to react the same way to an attack by her various foes. As a result, she may be the most dangerous challenger that Flair has had in a long time.” Yeah.
- Damian Priest (c) vs. Sheamus (United States championship)
Sheamus is the guy Priest won the title from, and then beat again in a triple threat match that also involved Drew McIntyre. Somehow that resulted in a McIntyre vs. Sheamus number one contender match. Sheamus won. Here we are.
That’s the card so far. Lashley & MVP have a Raw tag team title match against RK-Bro coming to them at some point, so it’s at least possible that match replaces the WWE title match currently being promoted. We could also be getting The Usos vs. The Street Profits for the SmackDown tag team titles.