Raw’s next PPV, Extreme Rules will take place on June 4th, which, at the time of writing is approximately four weeks away. Fans had presumed that the main event of the show was likely to be Braun Strowman Vs Roman Reigns, with the former moving on to a match with Brock Lesnar at the company’s first ever Great Balls of Fire event in July.
While Braun will likely still face Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire, his recent injury, which has ruled him out for a rumoured 6-8 weeks, will probably put an end to the planned match at Extreme Rules, bar a John Cena style return that is, leaving the company without either Braun or Brock until late June-July.
With that in mind, the company will now have to create a new main event for Extreme Rules- one which doesn’t include Braun Strowman, the man who has been the focal point of the show for the last few months and who closed their last pay per view, Payback. This leaves the company with several options over the coming weeks- they can either push a feud to the top of the card, or shoehorn in a new one very quickly. Here is a look at five matches that could potentially main event Extreme Rules next month
The Miz Vs Dean Ambrose
The Miz has come a long way over the last 12 months, and always receives one of the best crowd reactions wherever he goes. Ambrose, while currently in a bit of a creative rut, can still be a draw and has plenty of main event level experience.
The match would also have the added benefit of having the Intercontinental title involved. The belt, while not coming across as important as it has done in the past is still the most prestigious one appearing weekly on Raw, and having it at the top of the card would go some way into establishing it as something important again.
Of all the options on here though, this one is the least likely- the company doesn’t appear to see either The Miz or Ambrose as main event stars at the moment and while they have had the Intercontinental belt near the top of the card on Raw, it’s highly unlikely they would let it headline a PPV.