The WWE Superstar Shake-Up changed a lot of things in the WWE Universe so certain booking alterations needed to be made. WWE was already advertising some matches for upcoming pay-per-views, but the card is always subject to change.
WWE’s July 14th Extreme Rules pay-per-view in Philadelphia already has some matches advertised for the card and the notable change is that Roman Reigns is no longer on the RAW brand.
Now Roman Reigns is being paired up against Randy Orton when he was previously set to face Baron Corbin. The Viper has already spoken about WWE’s booking for Reigns as well and he is not happy.
Another interesting match being promoted for the upcoming Philly pay-per-view is AJ Styles vs Drew McIntyre. Those two know each other from Impact Wrestling, but the same can be said for a lot of people currently on the RAW brand.
The biggest match being currently advertised for the Extreme Rules card is Seth Rollins vs Baron Corbin for the Universal Championship. This will make Baron Corbin’s fans happy, but it will also undoubtedly draw a ton of heat from the rest of the WWE Universe.
As WWE approaches the event and they start getting things in line matches could be switched around again. After all, you never know what can happen in WWE. It is interesting that those three matches are the ones that the company feels confident enough about to bring in ticket sales.
As we previously reported, after May 19th’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view, WWE won’t have another pay-per-view event in the United States until Extreme Rules as Backlash was nixed in order to place more attention to the company’s return to Saudi Arabia.