According to WrestleVotes, the first ever match between “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley will main event this Sunday’s Extreme Rules 2018 PPV.
WrestleVotes noted that there was a push for the Intercontinental Championship match to go last at one point. However, there was no support for WWE Champion AJ Styles to main event the show.
Source says as of Monday, Reigns vs Lashley is scheduled to go last at Extreme Rules. There was (maybe still is) a push to have Rollins vs Ziggler Iron Man in that spot but that’s unlikely. Almost no support for Styles vs Rusev, which says something about that program.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) July 12, 2018
This isn’t a shocker as anyone who watched the opening segment of this week’s RAW would know that Reigns vs. Lashley is being booked as the biggest match on the show and rightfully so.
Speaking of the Reigns-Lashley segment on RAW, the segment was written by Paul Heyman (who worked on this week’s RAW as a writer) as this match is related to a Brock Lesnar angle.
The winner of this match is expected to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam 2018.
Below is the promo for this match:
12 Matches have been announced so far for the Extreme Rules 2018 PPV and you can check them out below:
– Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
– WWE Championship Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Rusev
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. Team Hell No (Kane & Daniel Bryan)
– Steel Cage Match: Mr. Money In The Bank Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
– Extreme Rules Match For The RAW Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax
– 30 Minute Iron Man Match For The Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins
– United States Championship Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
– SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Carmella (c) vs. Asuka (James Ellsworth locked inside a Shark Cage)
– RAW Tag Team Championship Match: The Deleters of World (WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt) (c) vs. The B-Team (Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas)
– ‘Constable’ Baron Corbin vs. Finn Balor
– Tables Match: The New Day vs. SAnitY [KICKOFF SHOW]
– Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Sin Cara [KICKOFF SHOW]
Speaking of Extreme Rules, last year’s PPV featured a #1 contenders match in the main event (which was the original plan for this year as well, but got nixed) and it was won by Samoa Joe.
You can watch that full match below: