As announced on tonight’s episode of Smackdown Live, a new stipulation was added to the Smackdown Women’s Championship Match at the Extreme Rules PPV this Sunday live from Pittsburgh with Carmella defending against Asuka.
Following the Lumberjack Match between Asuka and James Ellsworth, Smackdown GM Paige added the stipulation that to prevent Ellsworth from interfering in the match, he will be suspended above the ring inside of a shark cage.
WWE has utilized the shark cage stipulation many times over the past couple of years, beginning in conjunction with a action figure playset released by MATTEL in late 2016.
The updated card for Sunday’s Extreme Rules PPV is as follows:
AJ Styles (c) vs. Rusev
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
Steel Cage Match
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
WWE Intercontinental Championship – 30 Minute Iron Match
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins
WWE United States Championship
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
RAW Women’s Championship – Extreme Rules
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax
Smackdown Women’s Championship
James Ellsworth suspended above the ring inside a Shark Cage
Carmella (c) vs. Asuka
RAW Tag Team Championships
Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt vs. The B-Team
Smackdown Tag Team Championships
The Bludgeon Brothers (c’s) vs. Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan)
Kickoff Show, Tables Match
The New Day vs. SAnitY