WWE Extreme Rules- Damian Priest vs Sheamus: The reigning United States Champion Damian Priest will be defending his prestigious title against the Celtic Warrior Sheamus and the Charismatic Enigma Jeff Hardy in a triple-threat match at the WWE Extreme Rules PPV.
Previously, Sheamus was the one t challenge Priest for the title after he defeated Drew McIntyre in a compelling number one contender’s match on WWE Raw. However, Jeff Hardy defeated Sheamus in a singles match at the Extreme Rules go-home edition of Monday Night Raw to ensure his participation in the United States Championship match.
WWE Extreme Rules: Damian Priest vs. Sheamus vs. Jeff Hardy
Damian Priest vs. Sheamus vs. Jeff Hardy: The Celtic Warrior may be one of the top guys in the mid-card segment on the Red brand. However, when it comes to Damian Priest, Sheamus lacks behind in terms of wins against the United States Champion. Damian Priest and Sheamus have collided twice in a one-on-one bout, and the United States Champion has defeated the Celtic Warrior clean on both occasions.
One of those wins came at the Summerslam PPV last month in front of the 50,000+ audience at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was also the first time Priest won the United States Championship, and now the Archer of Infamy will be defending the title against the same opponent at the WWE Extreme Rules PPV whom he dethroned.
Talking about Jeff Hardy, the former World Champion would be looking forward to this opportunity to get back into recognition. For months now Jeff Hardy has been reeling under inferiority as his bookings have been criticized heavily in recent times. A win here would take Jeff’s obscure status in WWE to a new height.
WWE Extreme Rules: The Updated match card
Extreme Rules is scheduled to take place at the Nationwide Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 26. A total of four matches have been announced for the PPV event. Below is the updated match card,
- Smackdown Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch (c)
- Raw Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair (c)
- United States Championship: Sheamus vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Damian Priest (c)
- Smackdown Tag-Team Championship: The Street Profits vs. The Usos (c)
- Liv Morgan vs. Carmella
- Universal Championship: “Demon” Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns (c)