WWE’s theme names for PPV often don’t make a lot of sense. But as we headed into the final stretch for this weekend’s Columbus, Ohio show, it seemed Extreme Rules 2021 might set a new nonsensical standard.
There were no matches with extreme rules set for Extreme Rules. Until yesterday (Sept. 20).
Someone at Titan Towers realized this little oversight before or while the go home edition of Raw was on the air, and now Sunday’s Universal title bout between Roman Reigns and Finn “The Demon” Bálor will be contested under extreme rules.
This could just be a way to cover a bit for Bálor’s inevitable loss... unless you think WWE wants Finn to face Brock Lesnar in Saudi Arabia next month, or that they’d hotshot the belt off of and back onto Roman before Oct. 21, I don’t like his chances. But at least Extreme Rules have at least a dash of extreme.
Here’s an updated look at the line-up:
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. Finn Bálor in an extreme rules match for for the Universal championship
- Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch (c) for the SmackDown Women’s title
- Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s championship
- Sheamus vs. Damian Priest (c) vs. Jeff Hardy for the U.S. title
- The Usos (c) vs. The Street Profits for the SmackDown Tag Team championship
- Liv Morgan vs. Carmella
Ready to get at least a little extreme?