Switch it up. We are just over two weeks away from WWE Extreme Rules and the card is mostly set. The biggest matches are already set up and now it would seem that the most important thing left is to add something that is actually extreme. That was the case earlier this week though, as one of the biggest matches has been switched from one show to another.

During this week’s SmackDown, an advertisement aired, saying that WWE Champion Bobby Lashley will be defending his title against Randy Orton next week on Monday Night Raw. This is a change from the original plan, as Orton was originally scheduled to challenge Lashley for the title at Extreme Rules. There is no word on what will replace the pay per view match or why the change was made.

They have had a road getting here. Check out how the match was set up:

RK-Bro vs. Bobby Lashley & MVP – Raw Tag Team Championship Match: Raw, Aug. 30, 2021

Bobby Lashley and MVP interrupt RK-Bro with a huge challenge: Raw, Sept. 6, 2021

Bobby Lashley will defend his WWE Title against Randy Orton this Monday

Opinion: I’m curious to see how this match is going to go, but I’m more curious about why the change was made. This leaves a door open for a bigger rematch at Extreme Rules, which does not have anything actually extreme to date. It would be nice to add something extreme to the card and maybe this is how they get there. Either way, Monday Night Raw looks a lot better now and that is probably the idea.

What do you think of the change? How will the title match go? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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