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 just one week from showtime and the card looks like this:
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. The Demon (Universal championship)
Finn Balor has been steady getting overshadowed all throughout his time chasing Reigns for the Universal title. First it was John Cena who outright stole his match, and now it’s Brock Lesnar, who already has a scheduled match against Reigns for the title at Crown Jewel next month in Saudi Arabia. The only hook left was for Balor to bring back The Demon.
- 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 won a 4-Way top contender match to earn herself another crack at the crown.
- Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Alexa Bliss (Raw women’s championship)
Bliss is a threat because she has a doll and some strange superpowers, per WWE. She made a doll for Flair on Raw recently but Charlotte threw it in the trash. Hugely compelling stuff here.
- 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.
- The Usos (c) vs. The Street Profits (SmackDown tag team championship)
The Profits have been getting the better of Jimmy & Jey in recent matches but there’s always a schmoz ending that results in the Usos retained the titles. Here, they’ll get another chance at it.
- Liv Morgan vs. Carmella
Carmella bailed early on a tag team match on SmackDown this past week because Morgan sent her nose into a turnbuckle, threatening her status as “The Most Beautiful Woman in All of WWE” or something or other. Morgan, tired of the nonsense, challenged her to a match at this show.
With Bobby Lashley having lost the WWE championship to Big E, that obviously scraps the previously talked about match against Randy Orton, which took place on Raw anyway. There were plans for a Lashley & MVP vs. RK-Bro Raw tag team title match, but now WWE is saying MVP is out injured. We’ll have to wait and see on all that.