Extreme Rules is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. It is scheduled to take place on July 19, 2020 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. It will be the twelfth event under the Extreme Rules chronology. As of April 9th 2020 the event is in question …
WWE has been rolling along with its standard pay-per-view schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic, and that continues with the upcoming Extreme Rules event. This show sees the rules thrown out the window and rivalries taken to the next level, and this year was even given the moniker, “The Horror Show.” Once again, as will all events throughout the pandemic era thus far, most of the Extreme Rules action will be taking place inside the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
Let’s have a look now at the matches that are confirmed for the event as well as make some predictions as to what we might see added to the card. WWE’s The Horror Show at Extreme Rules goes down on Sunday, July 19, with the main card streaming live on the WWE Network beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The kickoff show will lead us into the festivities beginning at 6 p.m.
Braun Strowman (c) vs. Bray Wyatt (Wyatt Swamp Fight; non-title match): Wyatt recently reappeared on SmackDown, and while doing so, revealed that he had reverted back to his original persona while targeting the universal champ once again. Strowman then responded the following week by offering up a unique challenge to his nemesis, and the Wyatt Swamp Fight was made official shortly thereafter. So, it appears the next chapter in WWE cinematic matches is on the horizon upcoming at Extreme Rules: The Horror Show. This match, however, will not be contested for the universal title, meaning the possibility of Wyatt as “The Fiend” taking the championship back at SummerSlam is very much in the cards.
WWE Championship — Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler (Stipulation TBD): While it seemed like the feud between McIntyre and Bobby Lashley was far from over, on the June 22 edition of Raw, Ziggler returned to Monday nights stating he had been part of the trade that sent AJ Styles to SmackDown. He interrupted a McIntyre promo and threw down a challenge to McIntyre for the championship, taking credit for his being champion after their previous time together as a team. It wasn’t much of a build, but McIntyre immediately accepted and the match was on. This being Extreme Rules, twists are expected in the coming weeks that set up some sort of gimmick match stipulation between the two.