WWE has quietly made another change to the Extreme Rules name as it looks like people at the top were not happy with the change that was announced last week.
Extreme Rules was changed last week to Extreme Rules: The Horror Show but over the last 72 hours, the articles on the WWE website have been referring to the show as The Horror Show at Extreme Rules. The change was also noted on Friday Night SmackDown with a slightly altered logo.
There is no word on the reasoning for the latest change but it probably has to do with Vince McMahon changing his mind again.
The Horror Show theme is specific to the Wyatt Swamp Fight scheduled between Universal Championship Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt. Their encounter will be non-title in a cinematic setting in a swampy area somewhere near Orlando, Florida.
The basic idea with themed shows (Boneyard Match, Greatest Wrestling Match Ever, Corporate Money in The Bank Ladder Match, etc) is to give fans a hook for each pay-per-view until they can get fans back at the arenas. This may be the last themed show with a cinematic match because Vince McMahon is still hoping that he can get fans in attendance for SummerSlam. The show in Boston is still not canceled as of now but it may need to be moved to another venue due to restrictions on capacity and travel.
Here is the updated card for The Horror Show at Extreme Rules:
Wyatt Swamp Fight
Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt
Drew McIntyre (Champion) vs. Dolph Ziggler
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Asuka (Champion) vs. Sasha Banks
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Bayley (Champion) vs. Nikki Cross
The Horror Show at Extreme Rules will air on Sunday, July 17 at 7 pm eastern on the WWE Network.
WWE appear to have changed the name of the upcoming Extreme Rules show… again.
— Rhys Thomas (@RhysOnWrestling) July 5, 2020