With a title as powerful as 'Extreme Rules' it would be understandable to see this month's pay-per-view event as one of the most brutal on the WWE calendar.
Sadly however, there has been one stipulation added to a match for the event which takes place on April 26th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois which is quite possibly the worst that WWE could have gone with.
During the SmackDown taping which was recorded at London's O2 arena this past Tuesday night, it was revealed that the match between Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus at Extreme Rules would have a 'Kiss My Arse' stipulation.
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This came about when the Celtic Warrior called out Ziggler and said that he would be facing him in this style of match at the event which is scheduled for just over a week's time.
Extreme Rules is seen as a pay-per-view event that delivers exactly what is in its title. It has been an especially exciting show of late because of its brutal nature despite the company's PG rating.
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This is why the business had the opportunity to provide fans with an incredible match-up between these two big names of WWE, but for some reason they have chosen to go in an entirely different and disappointing direction, which has instead made the tie somewhat laughable.
Sheamus has recently returned sporting a unique look as a heel following a long injury lay-off and Dolph Ziggler has certainly increased his following within the WWE Universe as a result of the rightful push WWE have given him of late.
This move though, seems nothing short of a step backwards for WWE, and will surely prove to be a hindrance to their progress even if it is just for one match.
Given Sheamus' recent character change and new-found angry and beastly nature, this stipulation surely does not go with his current gimmick.
In turn, another stipulation to an Extreme Rules match which was announced at the O2 arena in London this week was that John Cena's match with Rusev will be a 'Russian Chain match'.
Again, you would be forgiven for feeling a little confused when reading this, as were the thousands of WWE fans inside the arena when it was revealed, who proceeded to chant 'what is that?'.
Although slightly confusing to hear, there is no doubt Cena and Rusev's stipulation will include the brutality of the event. This will be alongside the intriguing match-up between Randy Orton and Seth Rollins, which will be inside a steel cage.
Still though, there will be no steel cage and no chains for Sheamus and Ziggler, thus we can only hope the stipulation is changed or improved in some way ahead of the pay-per-view event.
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