Monday Night RAW is now wrapped up and there were a handful of noteworthy news items happening during the show, one of which regarding WWE’s Extreme Rules this Sunday. With Kevin Owens hanging out in General Manager Kurt Angle’s office through out the show tonight in Boston, Massachusetts, Braun Strowman would march in by invite of the GM. Angle would go on to say that because Owens keeps running away from ‘Mr. Monster In The Bank’, they would meet at Extreme Rules with a stipulation:
— WWE (@WWE) July 10, 2018
With only tomorrow night’s SmackDown Live remaining for the main roster before the pay-per-view, here’s a look at the updated card from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. You can catch Extreme Rules live this Sunday at 7PM EST on the WWE Network with the Kickoff beginning at 6PM:
(C) AJ Styles vs. Rusev
30-Minute Iron Man Match for the Intercontinental Championship
(C) Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins
SmackDown Tag Team Championship
(C) The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No
Extreme Rules Match for the RAW Women’s Championship
(C) Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
SmackDown Women’s Championship
(C) Carmella vs. Asuka
Steel Cage Match
Kevin Owens vs. Braun Strowman
United States Championship
(C) Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
RAW Tag Team Championship
(C) The Deleters Of Worlds vs. The B-Team
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WWE News: 205 Live Superstar Officially Added To SmackDown Live Roster
Mustafa Ali has officially joined SmackDown Live!
Last week’s episode of SmackDown Live (see all the results here) brought us a tremendous match-up and something fresh, which is one of many things that the WWE Universe has clamored for in recent weeks.
Despite coming up short, 205 Live’s Mustafa Ali gave WWE Champion Daniel Bryan a tremendous showing, something that fans of the Cruiserweight Division will not find as much of a surprise. Since WrestleMania back in April and his match against Cedric Alexander for the vacated Cruiserweight Title, Mustafa has really begun turning heads with his work weekly on the purple brand.
Now with last night’s RAW giving us the announcement of changes coming from The McMahon Family, we saw some of it take place. Tonight was no different after it was confirmed to start the show that Paige has been removed as General Manger of SmackDown Live (check that out here). As the broadcast continued, we got word of another as SmackDown Live has now officially added Mustafa Ali to its roster, competing once again tonight against Daniel Bryan, but this time in tag action.
— WWE (@WWE) December 19, 2018
At this time it’s not been addressed if this means Ali will no longer be appearing on 205 Live. However, there is already early talk that it will be similar to Lucha House Party on RAW where they work both shows.
WWE News: Shane McMahon Confirms Paige Is No Longer SmackDown General Manager
Paige is officially no longer the SmackDown General Manager!
In case you missed it, the big talk coming out of last night’s episode of Monday Night RAW was of course the appearance of Vince McMahon, along with Stephanie, Shane and Triple H, as the four announced that they would be taking control of RAW and SmackDown Live (see all things from RAW with Mitchell’s Live Report).
Of course, this left many members of the WWE Universe what this would mean for SmackDown Live General Manager Paige. It didn’t take long for us to find out as tonight’s SmackDown Live kicked off with Shane McMahon holding court in front of the entire locker room.
While commending the job that she did, Shane would confirm that Paige is no longer the General Manager. However, he would assure everybody that she wasn’t going anywhere and her role was merely changing, yet that was not revealed.
Thank you, @RealPaigeWWE!
— WWE (@WWE) December 19, 2018
EA’s Take: I’d like to see them go the manager route with Paige, I feel like that’s what they should have done from the start. The only thing is, does WWE want to go there with someone that they aren’t willing to put in harm’s way. I highly doubt it, even the risk of being at ringside for a match doesn’t feel like something they would do with her. So honestly, unless they put her in charge of the SmackDown Women’s Division, I’m not sure what to do with her on television at this point.