The card continues to grow. We are less than three weeks away from WWE Extreme Rules and the card has a lot of ground to cover. With so few matches announced for the card so far, WWE needed to get to work with putting some of the show together. A lot of that was taken care of this week, as WWE has announced two more title matches for the pay per view.
This week on Monday Night Raw, three new title matches were announced for Extreme Rules. In addition to the WWE Championship match, the Raw Women’s Title will be defended as Charlotte puts her title on the line against Alexa Bliss. Charlotte defeated Nia Jax but was then challenged by Bliss. The match was set for Extreme Rules later in the night.
Also during the show, Sheamus became the #1 contender to the United States Title and will challenge Damian Priest at Extreme Rules. Sheamus earned the shot by defeating Drew McIntyre, albeit while grabbing McIntyre’s trunks for extra leverage. This will be a rematch from Summerslam, where Priest defeated Sheamus to win the championship for the first time.
This should be a good one. Check out how things went during Monday Night Raw:
Opinion: Neither of these are exactly surprising and that is not a bad thing. The point of Extreme Rules is to serve as a Summerslam fallout show and that is what both of them will do, albeit in different ways. Charlotte needs a fresh challenger and Sheamus gets a one on one rematch for the title. That should make for a pretty solid night, as Extreme Rules starts to take shape.
What do you think of the matches? Who leaves with the titles? Let us know in the comments below.
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