WWE Extreme Rules 2020: WWE change plans for the upcoming PPV amid covid-19

WWE Extreme Rules 2020: The Horror Show at Extreme Rules marks the fourth Pay Per View that WWE will emanate without a live audience. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the sporting world had come to a sudden halt and even though other sports had stopped its events, WWE managed to air its weekly shows and PPVs with a few road bumps. Now, that we are approaching for another ‘behind the closed door’ spectacle, rumours have started doing rounds about a change in plans for Extreme Rules.

 

New plan for Extreme Rules 2020 amid covid-19

 

The WWE PPV is scheduled to take place live from the Performance Center on 19th July 2020. But due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the number of Covid positive cases, the company has reportedly decided to nix those plans. According to Fightful Select, WWE has a tentative plan of pretaping WWE Extreme Rules. The company has planned to tape the event on Wednesday (15th), Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. It is almost similar to the Wrestlemania pretaping which also took place on two consecutive days due to the pandemic.

 

Unless the WWE gets a chance to tape its shows the next week, it will have to fit in two episodes of NXT, two episodes of WWE SmackDown, one episode of WWE RAW and WWE Extreme Rules in this short time frame. However, the above schedule is subject to change and depends on the situation in the state of Florida.

 

Extreme Rules 2020 Confirmed Matches 

 

It includes The WWE Championship will be on the line when the challenger Dolph Ziggler take on the current champion Drew McIntyre.

 

Women’s Championship will also be on the line when the one half of SmackDown Women’s Tag Team Champion Sasha Banks will face off against the Current Women’s WWE champion Asuka to double the titles.

 

Smackdown Women’s Champion and one half of the tag team champion Bayley will defend her Women’s Championship against Nikki Cross on The Horror Show at Extreme Rules.

 

Apollo Crews will defend his United States Championship against MVP and the winner will hold the brand new United States Championship.

 

Rey Mysterio will go one on one against Seth Rollins in a stipulation match “An eye for an eye” and tries to end his rivalry with Rollins after this match.

 

The old companion Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman will face each other in a non-title Swamp Fight. It could be the most terrifying match of the night.