Following last night’s Raw, two championship matches have been announced for WWE Extreme Rules, which will take place on July 19.
Drew McIntyre will be defending his WWE Championship against Dolph Ziggler, who came to Raw from Smackdown (along with Robert Roode) as part of the trade for AJ Styles. Here is what the WWE.com preview has to say about the match:
One by one, McIntyre has vanquished every competitor to challenge his reign, as the likes of Big Show, Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins and Andrade have all fallen short in their attempts to take the title. Upon being traded to Raw along with his tag team partner Robert Roode, Ziggler set his sights on the biggest fish in the pond, saying that McIntyre owed him after Ziggler helped McIntyre upon his return to WWE. The WWE Champion was happy to oblige Ziggler, but seemingly warned him to be careful what he wished for, as McIntyre doesn’t plan on losing his title any time soon.
Will The Showoff be the one to end McIntyre’s reign, or will the fighting champion fend off another challenge?
Also scheduled for the show is a Raw Women’s Championship match with Asuka defending against Sasha Banks of SmackDown. Banks is one-half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions with Bayley, who is also the SmackDown Women’s Champion. Banks also wants to hold two titles, so she challenged Asuka on Raw.
WWE Extreme Rules takes place on Sunday, July 19 starting at 7 p.m. Eastern/6 Central.