Roman Reigns and AJ Styles collide again following their battle at Payback as The Phenomenal One looks to gain revenge for his defeat and win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, just four months after making his WWE debut.
Reigns nearly snuck out of their prior encounter with the title despite losing via count-out and disqualification, which would normally result in the title-holder retaining the gold even in defeat.
However, the new alliance of Stephanie McMahon and her brother Shane McMahon interfered to rule a no disqualification, no count-out match and called for the bell to restart the encounter. Despite the interference of The Usos as well as Luke Gallows and Kyle Anderson, Styles was able to take the advantage, only for Reigns to counter a Phenomenal Forearm with a Superman Punch and hold on to the title.
The two lock horns once again, but this time in an Extreme Rules match that could threaten to break either man, such are the fireworks that have gone off between the two in recent weeks.
One feud just as fierce as the Reigns vs Styles tussle is the one for the Women’s Championship, where Charlotte will be forced to defend the title in a submission match against Natalya without the aid of her father, Ric Flair. The Nature Boy is banned from ringside, and after utilising his underhand tactics to defeat Natalya at Payback, she faces a battle to ensure she walks out of Extreme Rules with the championship around her waist.
The match with the potential to steal the show sees the Intercontinental championship up for grabs between four superstars, as The Miz looks to defend his crown against Kevin Owens, Cesaro and Sami Zayn. All four have shown their credentials since Miz won the title a day after WrestleMania, and it’s anyone’s guess who will emerge victorious this Sunday.
The feud over a flowerpot will come to a head when Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho square off in an Asylum Match. What’s an Asylum Match? We’re not entirely sure, but it does involves a steel cage with a number of weapons hanging above that can be used to incapacitate your opponent.
The New Day take on The Vaudevillains for the Tag Team Championship in a bid to extend their lengthy title reign, which stems back to August 2015 at SummerSlam. The Vaudevillains came through a tag team elimination tournament by default when Ezno Amore suffered a nasty concussion at Payback, meaning he and Colin ‘Big Cass’ Cassidy were unable to compete for the chance at the champions.
Kalisto’s reign as United States champion will be in real danger when he faces Rusev, with the Bulgarian Brute impressing once again since the League of Nations disbanded, and the rivalry between Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin will reignite when the pair face-off in a no disqualification match.
Full match card
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles (Extreme Rules Match)
WWE Women's Champion Charlotte vs. Natalya (Submission Match; Ric Flair banned from ringside)
Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn (Fatal 4-Way Match)
Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho (Asylum Match)
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Vaudevillains
United States Champion Kalisto vs. Rusev
Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin (No Disqualification Match)
What time is it on?
The Extreme Rules Pre-Show will start at midnight in the United Kingdom (19.00 ET) on Sunday night, with the main show beginning at 1am Monday morning in the UK (20.00 ET).
Where can I watch it?
Extreme Rules will be live on Sky Box Office HD from 1am with the event and pre-show live on the WWE Network from midnight. Anyone who is yet to subscribe to the WWE Network can do so now and get one-month free trial to see Extreme Rules for no charge, with the channel costing £9.99 a month thereafter.
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