3. Big Update On The Winner Of The #1 Contenders Match At Extreme Rules 2017
Raw General Manager Kurt Angle announced on this week’s episode of Raw that a Fatal 5 way match will main event Extreme Rules 2017. The winner of this Fatal 5 way match will become the #1 contender for the WWE Universal Championship and will face Brock Lesnar at a future Raw PPV (possibly at Great Balls of Fire 2017).
Below are the participants of this Fatal 5 way match:
– Roman Reigns
– Seth Rollins
– Bray Wyatt
– Finn Balor
– Samoa Joe
Former WWE Universal Champion Finn Balor is the current favorite to win this match and become the #1 contender for the WWE Universal Championship.
As seen on this week’s Raw, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns defeated Balor clean. The reason behind this loss for Balor was to give Roman his win back (as Balor defeated him last year) and put Roman on a higher level than Balor (as Balor was his only opponent that beta him and he didn’t beat him back).
However, WWE officials plan to give Balor his momentum back by making him win this #1 contenders bout and then go on to face Lesnar for the Universal Title.