Pittsburgh: Twitter pot-shots, taken. In-ring and on camera insults, fired. Time to exchange blows, loading.
While there has not been a prolonged build-up to the storyline, the Rusev versus AJ Styles encounter is billed as the prime time sensation at the World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) pay-per-view event The Extreme Rules at the at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Sunday.
While Styles is coming into this match on the back of his feud with Shinsuke Nakamura, Rusev has earned a right to challenge Styles after his win in the gauntlet match involving The Miz, Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe, and Big E on the following episode of The Money in the Bank.
Although Styles has been enjoying a decently long run as the WWE Champion, it has not stopped Rusev from taking a verbal shot at Styles.
“AJ Styles should be worried. I am a hungry wolf. And I am coming (for the WWE championship) first time ever,” said Rusev as he fired a warning to The Phenomenal One ahead of their much-awaited clash.
Rusev, the Bulgarian Brute, mocked his Extreme Rules opponent, mimicking his “The House That AJ Styles Owns’ chant.
“He can do whatever he wants. I am coming to take that belt. This is going to be my house tomorrow,” concluded Rusev.
WWE Extreme Rules will go live at 4.30 AM IST on July 16.
Here are the other details:
Where and when:
PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 15, 2018.
Live streaming and live telecast:
The show will be live telecasted in English on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD and while Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 3 HD will air the Hindi telecast, starting at at 4:30 a.m. IST on July 16, 2018.
WWE Championship -- AJ Styles (c) vs. Rusev
Intercontinental Championship -- Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins
Raw Women's Championship -- Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax
SmackDown Women's Championship -- Carmella (c) vs. Asuka
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
United States Championship -- Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
SmackDown Tag Team Championship -- Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. Team Hell No
Raw Tag Team Championship -- Deleters of Worlds vs. B-Team
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens (Steel Cage Match)
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
New Day vs. SAnitY (Tables Match)
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