WWE Extreme Rules 2018: Live stream, start time, match card and more

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A look at the full match card, start time, live stream information and more for the 2018 edition of WWE Extreme Rules.

It’s once again time for WWE Extreme Rules, even if there is technically only one match that has the official Extreme Rules stipulation to it, that being the RAW Women’s Championship Match featuring Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax with Ronda Rousey sure to be involved. But there is the Iron Man Match with Seth Rollins challenging Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Intercontinental Championship and the Steel Cage Match featuring Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens. So at least we’ll get some non-traditional matches in there. There’s also a Tables Match with The New Day taking on Sanity, but that’s happening on the kickoff show, so be sure to check in early for that if you’re into it.

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know for the 2018 edition of WWE Extreme Rules.

Event info

Event: WWE Extreme Rules
Date: Sunday, July 15
Venue: PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
Start time: 7:00 p.m ET/4:00 p.m. PT
Live stream: WWE Network

Full match card

Finn Balor vs. “Constable” Baron Corbin

There doesn’t seem to be a ton of interest from most in this matchup. The build hasn’t been great on television but it has been quite entertaining on Twitter. Baron Corbin’s new character actually does work for him but Finn Balor still seems to be a bit stuck when it comes to booking. Expect a decent match but nothing spectacular.

RAW Tag Team Champions “Woken” Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. The B-Team

The draw here is finally seeing Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas competing against one another. This match has been a long time coming for The B-Team since winning that Tag Team Battle Royal and this could be entertaining enough if they get enough time to work. Certainly not expecting a title change, even if it would shake things up a bit.

SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella vs. Asuka

Yay … James Ellsworth is in a Shark Cage above the ring for this one. Oh wait, nobody cares.

United States Champion Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

I’m hoping for a nice dogfight here. You know, because Shinsuke Nakamura was recently bitten by a dog, which held this match up for a bit? Awesome puns aside, this has the chance to be a very good match and there’s a very good chance that Shinsuke knocks off Jeff Hardy to win his first championship on the main roster.

RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax (Extreme Rules Match)

In the only official Extreme Rules Match on the Extreme Rules pay-per-view, Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax continue their feud for the RAW Women’s Championship. Ronda Rousey, who is on suspension, will be sitting in the crowd so expect her to get involved in the finish.

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No

The reunion of Team Hell No has gotten a better response than expected and this SmackDown Tag Team Championship bout with The Bludgeon Brothers should be pretty fun. Harper and Rowan have been great in their title reign and having some new blood in the tag division to give it a boost isn’t a bad thing, even if there are still those out there that are disappointed in Daniel Bryan’s booking since his return.

Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens (Steel Cage Match)

The build for this Steel Cage Match between Kevin Owens and Braun Strowman has certainly been entertaining, even if the sympathy kinda lies with KO right now as Braun has brutally attacked him on multiple occasions … much to the delight of the WWE Universe. There’s a slight chance that KO escapes with a victory here (perhaps getting thrown through the cage) but Braun likely comes out on top.

Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley

The unofficial number one contender’s match for Brock Lesnar’s WWE Universal Championship features the first-time encounter between Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley, which has the chance to be good if it turns into a brawl. If these two try and go out and do too much, the Pittsburgh crowd is going to light them up.

Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins (30-Minute Iron Man Match)

Good luck, everyone else. This is already the match of the night.

WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Rusev

I don’t think there’s any way that AJ Styles leaves Pittsburgh without the title. This has the chance to be a very good match, right behind Ziggler and Rollins for match of the night, but I don’t see things going beyond this pay-per-view as I think something bigger awaits Styles at SummerSlam.

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