WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle announced on Raw this week that the planned multi-man match at WWE Extreme Rules next month, which was to feature Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley, has been scrapped due to “contract issues” with Brock Lesnar.
The explanation on WWE Raw this week was merely storyline related, and Lesnar is expected to defend his Universal Title at WWE SummerSlam this year, with the likelihood being a #1 contender to The Beast’s Title will ultimately be named at Extreme Rules.
The PPG Paints Arena, which will host Extreme Rules next month, has updated its PPV advertising, and is now listing an Extreme Rules Six-Pack Challenge match to name the new #1 contender. Additionally, the site is listing Kevin Owens vs Braun Strowman in a Steel Cage match, along with Seth Rollins vs Dolph Ziggler for the IC Title.
Below is the official arena announcement:
For the First Time Ever WWE Extreme Rules
Comes to Pittsburgh!
Extreme Rules 6 Pack Challenge
– Winner to Eventually Face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship –
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Finn Balor
vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ???
AJ Styles vs. Rusev
– WWE Championship Match –
Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
– RAW Women’s Championship Match –
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
– Steel Cage Match –
Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler
– Intercontinental Championship Match –
Plus More of Your Favorite WWE Superstars Including:
Shinsuke Nakamura, Daniel Bryan, Jeff Hardy, The New Day, Charlotte Flair, Carmella
As of this writing, the following matches have been officially announced by WWE for Extreme Rules.
WWE Title Match:
-AJ Styles (c) vs Rusev
WWE Raw Women’s Tite Match:
-Alexa Bliss (c) vs Nia Jax
WWE Raw Tag Team Title Match:
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PPG Paints Arena