With Braun Strowman out for up to six months due to elbow surgery, a new #1 contender must be decided for Brock Lesnar’s Universal Title. After much thought, RAW General Manager Kurt Angle revealed tonight on RAW that five men will fight for the right to challenge Brock in a Fatal 5-Way main event at Extreme Rules on June 4th in Baltimore.
Former Universal Champion Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe and Bray Wyatt were announced by Angle as the five competitors for the #1 contendership match. Although he didn’t officially announce it, that man will likely main event Great Balls of Fire on July 9th opposite Lesnar as that was originally the planned event for Strowman versus Brock.
Here is your updated card for Extreme Rules as it stands tonight:
Fatal 5-Way (Winner faces Brock Lesnar for Universal Title)
Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
RAW Tag Team Championship
The Hardy Boyz (c) vs. Sheamus and Cesaro
RAW Women’s Championship (Extreme Rules Match)
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Bayley
Intercontinental Championship (If Ambrose is DQ’d he loses title)
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. The Miz w/ Maryse
Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries