The New Day vs. The Bloodline dream match isn’t the only thing WWE’s got booked for the Extreme Rules go home edition of Raw on Mon., Sept. 20.
Four additional segments were announced on Friday night. Two of them directly tie into the PPV coming up next weekend from Columbus, Ohio.
- WWE’s also added a New Day celebration for Big E’s big title win. Figure that will tie into the six-man main event.
- Jeff Hardy will be trying to make Extreme Rules’ United States championship match a Triple Threat. He’ll face Sheamus on Raw, and if the Charismatic Enigma can pick up a win against his old rival, he’ll join the Celtic Warrior in challenging Damian Priest on Sept. 26.
- We’ll also see Charlotte Flair make a visit to Alexa Bliss’ Playground ahead of their Raw Women’s title match at the PPV. Expect doll-based shenanigans.
- A title match is also planned for Monday night’s show. Rhea Ripley & Nikki ASH have earned a shot at the WWE Women’s Tag belts by beating champions Natalya & Tamina in non-title action. They’ll get the shot that comes with that on Sept. 20 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
That last one is a little curious, as SmackDown’s Tegan Nox & Shotzi Blackheart also have a “Championship Contender’s Match” win over the Tag champs. Two of them, in fact. So what gives? Don’t ask Nox...
Shotzi has an idea...
The Shiny & Ballsy duo will get their chance someday, we’re sure. Right?
Meanwhile, as Geno mentioned in his post on the trios match, there are lots of reasons for WWE taking the somewhat-unusual step to announce the line-up for Raw in advance. The ratings challenge posed by the return of Monday Night Football, and AEW Dynamite posting better demographic numbers than Vince McMahon’s Monday night flagship are two of them. Another is the quick United Kingdom tour that kicks off tomorrow (Sept. 19) in Newcastle, and that will take Drew McIntyre & a handful of other red brand talents with it.
Regardless of why, what do you think of the card for the Sept. 20 Raw? When do you think Shotzi & Nox will get their title shot?