Note: this post can be considered by some as a spoiler since it contains news that has yet to play out on WWE Raw TV.
WrestlingNews.co was the first to report plans for a steel cage match between Kevin Owens and Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view. That match has been added to the arena website even though it has not been officially announced yet on WWE television.
The arena website has also confirmed Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley. WWE teased that match last week but it was not officially announced. It’s interesting because the original plan was for a Six-Pack Challenge match that was going to include Six Superstars including Lashley, Reigns and Finn Balor. Those plans changed and it will not be a singles match between Lashley and Reigns. The way things are playing out on TV, it looks like that match could become a number 1 contenders match for the Universal Championship. My guess is that Lashley/Reigns will be announced this week on Raw.
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Here are the matches that have been confirmed on WWE television:
AJ Styles (Champion) vs. Rusev
Raw Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss (Champion) vs. Nia Jax
Smackdown Women’s Championship
Carmella (Champion) vs. Asuka
Raw Tag Team Championship
Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt (Champions) vs. The B-Team
Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The Bludgeon Brothers (Champions) vs. Team Hell No
Matches not yet announced but likely for the show…
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
Kevin Owens vs. Braun Strowman in a steel cage match
This year’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view will take place on Sunday, July 15 at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
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