In the past few weeks, the feud between WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and his challenger in the rings of Monday Night Raw: Dolph Ziggler has gone from strength to strength. The two will have to face off against each other in the next WWE PPV, Extreme Rules, which will be aired on the 19th of July, from the arena of the Orlando Performance Center, as happened with all the company's latest TV tapings, including the latest PPV from Wrestlemania onwards, due to the problems related to the world pandemic.
News on Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler at Extreme Rules
Dolph Ziggler hopes his match with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre at WWE's "The Horror Show at Extreme Rules" pay-per-view will be the first-ever type of match.
Ziggler appeared on WWE's The Bump this morning and would not reveal the stipulation, but he did say that it will be something the WWE Universe has never seen before if he can get it approved by WWE officials. "If I can get this through and cleared by WWE it will be something that's never been done before and I will be taking full advantage because this is something that I'd be stupid to pick a regular match that we've seen before," Ziggler said, noting that he would be open to a No Claymore Match or an Ironman Match.
Since March 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE has had to present the majority of its programming from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida with no fans in attendance, though in late May, the promotion began using Performance Center trainees to serve as the live audience, which was further expanded to friends and family members of the wrestlers in mid-June.
Extreme Rules was scheduled to take place on July 19 from the SAP Center in San Jose, California. However, on March 17, Santa Clara County issued an indefinite stay-at-home order, followed by the entire state of California on March 19.
The SAP Center then put out an official statement in late June that they would not be hosting Extreme Rules, but a future WWE pay-per-view event would be held there in 2021. The venue also announced that there would be no refunds (unless a new date was not determined within 60 days), but tickets purchased would be honored for the following year's event.
It looks like Extreme Rules will feature three fights that fans haven’t seen before. We simply have no idea what the Show Off is planning.