After Monday’s RAW, the card for next month’s WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view is starting to take shape:
– Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar III will take place inside a steel cage. Paul Heyman issued the challenge on his client’s behalf, stating that Triple H’s win at WrestleMania was merely evening the score between the two men after Lesnar dismantled The Game last summer at SummerSlam.
– WWE Champion John Cena will defend against Ryback. The match has not been officially confirmed by WWE, but Ryback tweeted before RAW, “Stay tuned tonight I speak the truth. Sunday May 19th #ExtremeRules @johncena vs @Ryback22 for the WWE Title. #FeedingTime #RybackRules.” The promo Ryback cut on Cena and the beatdown by The Shield that Ryback stood around for all but guarantee these two will be squaring off soon.
– SmackDown General Manager Booker T announced on RAW that World Heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler will defend in a three-way match against Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger. It was not confirmed that the match will take place at Extreme Rules, but we should get more information at tonight’s SmackDown tapings.
Also rumored for the show is The Shield challenging Team Hell No for the WWE tag titles.