As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live in Toledo, OH at the Huntington Center on the USA Network, Rusev beat Big E, Daniel Bryan, The Miz, and Samoa Joe in a Gauntlet Match to become the new #1 contender for the WWE Title.
Rusev will now challenge AJ Styles for the WWE Title at the upcoming Extreme Rules event.
The Extreme Rules pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the PPG Paints Arena and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown brands will be featured. Here is the updated card:
– Multi-Man Match to Determine New #1 Contender for WWE Universal Title: Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley vs. More Superstars TBA
– WWE Title Match: AJ Styles © vs. Rusev
– WWE Raw Women’s Title Match: Alexa Bliss © vs. Nia Jax