31st Aug2021

2021 WWE Upcoming Fall Event: Extreme Rules

by James Smith

Sure, SummerSlam just happened, and that might feel like the culmination of 2021. Especially after all that has happened recently—Bray Wyatt going on a seemingly unstoppable run in the spotlight through 2020 and the beginning of 2021, then suddenly cut from the roster. But this upcoming autumn will be absolutely incredible for WWE fans! We’ve got championships being brought back to relevance, wrestlers moving up and down the card, and debuts! Lots of them.

There are a pair of main events yet to be announced that are scheduled for Mid October and December 12th. I’m sure the October event will be dictated by WWE Extreme Rules on September 26th, and the December 12th event will likely be impacted by the Nov. 21st Survivor Series in Brooklyn.

Let’s take a look at the possibilities for Extreme Rules.

Extreme Rules | Sept. 26, Columbus Ohio

This is the next big event on the WWE calendar. Booked as the ‘one night the WWE goes extreme,’ we can only hope it doesn’t disappoint. I mean, they have a lot to live up to after that eye-for-an-eye match, where Rey Misterio lost a peeper on the ringside stairs.

We don’t have any odds available at Pointsbet sportsbook just yet because the matches have not been locked in. That said, they do have odds for the Royal Rumble in 2022—mostly just futures on who will win. Currently, Brock Lesnar leads the pack at 7/1, followed by Seth Rollins and AJ Styles at 8/1 and 9/1, respectively.

Anyhow, the card needs to be confirmed before the betting lines come out, but I have a few ideas on some likely matchups.

Extreme Rules Universal Championship

I believe we’ll see Finn Baylor challenge Roman Reigns for the title of Universal Champ. Now, you might say, “well, we just saw Brock at SummerSlam, and he’ll be the challenger. I do agree … but not yet. They’ll pit Lesner against Reigns at a bigger venue, which makes me think that Roman Reigns will be the victor in this matchup at Extreme Rules. At the very least, he should be the odds-on favorite.

Extreme Rules WWE Championship

If the tweets are any indicator, we could very well see the current champ, Bobby Lashley, going toe to toe with the Archer of Infamy, Damian Priest. Heck, this will likely be a three-way match with Sheamus getting in on the action as well. Why? Well, Lashley walked on Sheamus, and Sheamus cannot challenge until Lashley holds the belt, and it looks like Priest and Sheamus are cuddling up together snug as a pair of bugs in a rug. So, we may see the two cut a deal to take on Bobby Lashley at Extreme Rules.

Extreme Rules Raw Women’s Championship

On the female side of things, it’s heating up between Charlotte Flair and Alexa Bliss.
Flair keeps inching closer and closer to her father’s record. She took the RAW title back a couple of weeks ago at SummerSlam by smashing her way through the likes of Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H.

But Alexa Bliss and Lilly are on the rise. After all, with no Bray Wyatt and Fiend, there has to be someone in the spotlight as evil incarnate. I don’t think that the WWE set up this new character for Bliss all that well. However, I think she may pull off the upset and end up as a short-lived RAW Women’s champ. Charlotte Flair is most likely going to be listed on the Vegas odds boards as the favorite, but let’s face it, it would be boring if she retained the belt.

Of course, this is all just conjecture. We’ll have to follow the storylines each Monday night on RAW to know for sure!
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