Last night on Monday Night RAW Kurt Angle announced his farewell match opponent for next month’s WrestleMania and it’s…Baron Corbin, the man he has been feuding with for what seems like forever. I won’t lie and say that this announcement isn’t disappointing but it’s WWE’s prerogative I guess and if Angle’s cool with it then I’m cool with it. It’s just too bad another WWE roster member had a MUCH BETTER idea that won’t be used…
Cmon @RealKurtAngle 😦 i would have bring the Russian flag and a tank. 🇷🇺 vs 🇺🇸
Kurt Angle announced last night that he will be retiring from in-ring competition, intending to wrestle his ‘farewell’ match at WrestleMania 35 next month. Angle returned to the WWE in 2017 as the headline inductee into the WWE Hall Of Fame. From there he became the GM of RAW until late-2018 when Stephanie McMahon sent him on ‘vacation’ and put Baron Corbin in charge. Since then Angle has returned in a wrestling capacity, mostly in multi-man matches as his feud with Corbin continued, but unfortunately hasn’t done much of note.
If this is indeed Angle’s final match, I hope WWE gives him someone worthy of this honor and it’s not just another friggin’ Corbin match.
Date: July 15, 2018 Venue: PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, PA) Commentators: Various
This year’s Extreme Rules features a potential for the biggest RUSEV DAY of all as Rusev challenges AJ Styles for the WWE Championship. Also on the show Seth Rollins tries to regain his Intercontinental Championship by taking on Dolph Ziggler in a 30 Minute Iron Man Match, Braun Strowman faces Kevin Owens in a Cage Match, and Team Hell No reunites to challenge The Bludgeon Brothers for the SMACKDOWN Tag Team Championship. All that plus a whole lot more, because this show is probably going 4 hours.
WWE Champion: ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles
WWE Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler
WWE United States Champion: Jeff Hardy
RAW Women’s Champion: Alexa Bliss
SMACKDOWN Women’s Champion: Carmella
RAW Tag Team Champions: Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt
SMACKDOWN Tag Team Champions: The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan)
Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt [c] vs. The B-Team for the RAW Tag Team Championship (**1/2)
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin (**1/4)
Ellsworth in a Shark Cage:Carmella [c] vs. Asuka for the SMACKDOWN Women’s Championship (*3/4)
Jeff Hardy [c] vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP (NR)
Steel Cage Match:Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens (**1/2)
The Bludgeon Brothers [c] vs. Team Hell No for the SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (*)
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley (***)
Extreme Rules:Alexa Bliss [c] vs. Nia Jax for the RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
AJ Styles [c] vs. Rusev for the WWE CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)
30 Minute Iron Man Match:Dolph Ziggler [c] vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)