– As noted, Jeff Hardy will defend the United States Title against Shinsuke Nakamura at the Extreme Rules PPV. WWE has since sent out the following on the upcoming match:
When WWE Extreme Rules descends on The Steel City, the most extreme Superstar on SmackDown will defend his United States Championship against the nefarious King of Strong Style.
After the champion and challenger exchanged verbal blows through social media, the first-ever showdown between Jeff Hardy and Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown LIVE ended with The Artist getting himself disqualified and delivering a fierce post-match assault on his war-torn opponent. This outcome only served to increase the animosity between the Superstars and incited an incendiary war of words.
After having his return matchup postponed on SmackDown LIVE due to Nakamura not being medically cleared to compete, Hardy will defend the star-spangled championship against his underhanded adversary on WWE’s most extreme night of the year.
Will Hardy see through Nakamura’s blistering strikes and underhanded tactics? Or will The King of Strong Style close his eyes and make Jeff’s United States Title disappear? Don’t miss WWE Extreme Rules, Sunday, July 15, streaming live at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!
– WWE’s YouTube channel has released this free match between The Shield and Evolution from the 2014 Extreme Rules pay-per-view event.