Keep em coming. The Extreme Rules card is starting to come together. With three new title matches being added this week between Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live, the card is up to five matches. However, there are still no extreme matches, or any matches with gimmicks whatsoever on the show. While nothing has been confirmed with two weeks to go, we may be in for some announcements in the future, which may have been spoiled by the arena itself.
Hopefully things get this wild again.
Extreme Rules Six Pack Challenge for a future shot at Brock Lesnar’s Universal Title:
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Finn Balor vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ???
Steel cage match:
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins
The Six Pack Challenge may be the previously mentioned multi-man match, which was scheduled to include Reigns and Lashley (though never Balor) but was canceled this week by General Manager Kurt Angle. A singles match between Lashley and Reigns was heavily hinted at but never officially announced during the show.
Opinion: The cancellation of the multi-man match on Monday Night Raw didn’t seem like the most concrete announcement and there was always a chance that the match could be put back on. Of course there’s also the chance that the arena’s site simply hasn’t been updated to fit the storylines and that the announcements could change. That being said, it’s a nice sounding card as the show certainly needs to go extreme in some way, as it could be any given show at this point.
Which of these matches interests you the most? If the Six Pack Challenge goes forward, who else should be added? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 27 wrestling books. His latest book is the NXT: The Full Sail Years Volume III: From Dallas To New Orleans.
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