WWE Extreme Rules (2018): Carmella vs. Asuka – WWE SD Live Women’s Championship
The Empress of Tomorrow looks to put an end to the Money that is Mella.
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Since Asuka‘s defeat at the hands of Charlotte Flair, the odds haven’t been in the favor of Empress of Tomorrow. This past month’s title match against Carmella was another added mark in the lost column as the shocking returning of James Ellsworth secured the victory for Carmella at Money in the Bank. Announced this past Tuesday night SD Live General Paige, Carmella will defend her title against The Empress of Tomorrow in a singles match, giving Asuka another chance to redeem the lost at the past event.
After, Carmella‘s surprising victory at Money in the Bank, Asuka would gain a small amount of satisfaction when she interrupted Carmella‘s championship celebration and laid out Ellsworth. This past Tuesday, Ellsworth would bite off more than he could chew as he ranted on Twitter about how he felt about Asuka. The rant on Twitter would give General Manager a reason for a “date” to be set between Ellsworth and a certain someone:
Although next week will be Ellsworth vs. Asuka, there’s no doubt the WWE SD Live Women’s Champion, Carmella will be somewhere trying to seize the moment only to get into the mind of Asuka.
Here’s the updated match card:
Rusev vs. AJ Styles (c) – WWE Championship
Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss (c) – WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Bray Wyatt/’Woken’ Matt Hardy vs. The ‘B’ Team (Curtis Axel/Bo Dallas) – WWE RAW Tag Team Championship
Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan/Kane) vs.The Bludgeon Brothers (Luke Harper/Erick Rowan) – WWE SD Live Tag Team Championship
Carmella vs. Asuka – WWE SD Live Women’s Championship
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley (for now a singles) – #1 Contender’s Universal Championship
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy – WWE United States Championship
Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler or Elias – WWE Intercontinental Championship
Others: Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, Constable Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens, and more may play a part in the PPV.
Extreme Rules will take place on Sunday, July 15th, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA at the PPG Paints Arena & airing on the WWE Network featuring, both RAW and SmackDown Live brands.