There’s been a slight change to the name of WWE’s next pay-per-view. The show was originally called Extreme Rules as has been the case in previous years in the month fo July, but now they are adding more words to the titles. It is now called “Extreme Rules: The Horror Show.”
It’s not known why they made the official change to the name, but it could be due to a Universal Title match between Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt, who was back in his 2014-2018 persona.
There are two matches that are official now and here’s the write-up on WWE.com for the Drew McIntyre match against Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Title. I will bold where they put the name of the show to make it stand out for you.
Dolph Ziggler arrived on Raw determined to remind Drew McIntyre who he owes for his rise to the pinnacle of sports-entertainment. The Showoff will have the opportunity to back up his words at WWE Extreme Rules: The Horror Show in a match against the Scottish Superstar for the WWE Title.
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?
Don’t miss WWE Extreme Rules: The Horror Show, streaming on the award-winning WWE Network, Sunday, July 19, at 7 ET/4 PT!
The only other match announced right now is Asuka defending the Raw Women’s Title against Sasha Banks. Here’s what WWE.com wrote about that match.
Sasha Banks will try to join her tag team partner Bayley in becoming a double champion at WWE Extreme Rules: The Horror Show when she challenges Raw Women’s Champion Asuka.
The Boss, already one-half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, listened to “The Role Model” describe how great it is to be a double champion and decided she wanted to experience it for herself. After defeating The IIconics to retain the tag titles, Banks called out Asuka, who was happy to accept the challenge before attempting to fight off the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. However, while Asuka was focused on Bayley, The Boss saw the perfect opening to lock the Bank Statement on the champion, sending a huge message ahead of their title showdown.
Will Banks become a double champion, or will Asuka continue to reign supreme on the red brand? Find out at WWE Extreme Rules: The Horror Show, streaming Sunday, July 19, at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!
There haven’t been any new “Extreme Rules: The Horror Show” graphics yet, but when they share them, we’ll start using them.
TJR Thoughts: The name sounds silly to me and I don’t think Extreme Rules needed a change. It’s just a case of WWE overthinking things, I guess.