The WWE’s next pay-per-view (PPV) event is Extreme Rules, which will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Last year’s show was extreme only in name, but the company has returned to the original theme for this year.
We’re less than a week away from showtime, and here’s how the lineup looks:
- SmackDown Women’s Championship Extreme Rules Match: Liv Morgan (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
Rousey won a Fatal 5-Way to earn the top spot in this match. They’ve returned to the narrative of Rousey not respecting Morgan because she doesn’t see her as a threat. Morgan has been on a mission to change this. There hasn’t been much on television to give us reason to believe this will happen, but we’ll see.
- Raw Women’s Championship Ladder Match: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Bayley
Bayley pinned Belair in a team match — something that rarely happens these days — so she’s getting a singles match with the title on the line. They chose a Ladder match.
- FIGHT PIT: Seth Rollins vs. Matt Riddle
The Fight Pit makes its main roster debut, and Riddle gets involved in yet another one. This will most likely be their final match, as they’ve been feuding for quite some time, and this is the type of match that would bring an end to such a feud. Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier has been brought in as a special guest referee.
- I Quit Match: Edge vs. Finn Balor
Edge returned from a brief hiatus to attack The Judgment Day once more. Recognizing that both sides refuse to give up, he proposed a match in which one of the two must literally speak those words. Brilliant!
- Strap Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross
McIntyre challenged Kross to a Strap match after being attacked from behind for weeks, so they could beat each other up in close proximity and both see each other coming. Kross has released a number of eerie advertisements for this.
- Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook Match: The Brawling Brutes vs. Imperium
Sheamus will face GUNTHER for the Intercontinental championship this week on Friday Night SmackDown, but regardless of the outcome of that match, the two groups will face off just one night later in a match designed for chaos. It should be entertaining!