Seth Rollins advertised to defend Universal title against Baron Corbin at Extreme Rules


Although fans saw it coming, it's fair to say that the majority were jubilant when Seth Rollins defeated Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 35 to be crowned the new Universal Championship.

While there was always the doubt that the WWE may throw yet another major swerve with Monday Night RAW's major title as they did on several occasions in 2018, the fans breathed a collective sigh of relief as The Beast Slayer managed to survive the early onslaught to overcome The Beast.


With the Superstar Shake-Up now in the books, the landscape is clearer as to who will step up to the main event picture and challenge Rollins for the Universal Championship.

Early signs would suggest that the likes of Drew McIntyre and AJ Styles could naturally transition into the main event picture - or even Braun Strowman after his lacklustre recent run.

However, the Extreme Rules advertisements have all but confirmed three matches - two from the red brand and one from SmackDown LIVE - with Rollins' title defence looking rather underwhelming.

Unless the WWE has any plans to change the direction the storylines are going in, Ringside News has reported that Baron Corbin is set to be Rollins' challenger for the gold at the event, meaning the former Shield member could leave the Money in the Bank pay-per-view with his title intact.


It's probably not the ideal title defence, especially since a large portion of the fan base find The Lone Wolf boring. Although, it's the perfect way to draw even more heat than he already does.


As reported over the weekend, the WWE reportedly has plans to have Randy Orton has Reigns' first feud on the blue brand and even though the company ran a poll omitting the Viper from it, the Extreme Rules advertisement has both men going at it in a singles match.

The third match also concerns RAW superstars, with the Extreme Rules advertisement suggesting that The Phenomenal One's first feud back on WWE's flagship show will be against Drew McIntyre, who lost to The Big Dog at WrestleMania 35 earlier this month.

If these matches go ahead, the build-up to them all could be longer than usual.

The reason behind this is that the upcoming event is Money in the Bank and following that, the company is off to Saudi Arabia and have cancelled the Backlash pay-per-view.

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