Good evening, Doomers! Tonight we’ll get a brief rundown of the upcoming WWE card and some developing tidbits in video gaming and wrestling cinema…
WWE has their Extreme Rules PPV tomorrow night from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh:
WWE Championship: A.J. Styles (C, 250 days reigning) Vs. Rusev ~ This match will occur on Rusev Day.
WWE Smackdown! Women’s Title: Carmella (C, 96 days reigning) Vs. Asuka ~ James Ellesworth suspended above the ring in a Shark Cage.
WWE RAW Women’s Title – Extreme Rules Match: Alexa Bliss (C, 28 days reigning) Vs. Nia Jax ~ Rowdy Ronda Rousey featured at ringside.
WWE Smackdown! Tag Title Match: Bludgeon Brothers (C, 98 days reigning) Vs. Team Hell No
WWE RAW Tag Title Match: Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy (C, 79 days reigning) Vs. The B-Team
WWE Intercontinental Title – 30-Minute Iron Man Match: Dolph Ziggler (C, 27 days reigning) Vs. Seth Rollins
WWE United States Title: Jeff Hardy (C, 90 days reigning) Vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Braun Strowman Vs. Kevin Owens ~ In a Steel Cage!
Roman Reigns Vs. Bobby Lashley
Finn Balor Vs. Baron Corbin
New Day Vs. Sanity ~ Kickoff Pre-Show Tables Match
Andrade Almas Vs. Sin Cara ~ Kickoff Pre-Show Match
- WWE 2K19 continues to come together for its October 9 release as Ryan Satin notes on Twitter that the return of Roddy Piper to the WWE 2K franchise is all but a formality. Given his exclusion in years past, it seems more a push from Rousey’s gimmick and that Kitty Toombs is as obsequious to New York as her husband was…
- Likewise, Fire Pro Wrestling World PS4 continues to march towards its August 28 release with the (licenced!) inclusion of 39 current NJPW stars and a first-run preorder bonus New Japan Almanac, contents TBA. Also, efforts continue to integrate existing Steam CAWs across platforms…here’s hoping!
- A new wrestling documentary, 350 Days, had its premiere last Thursday via TCM-Fathom Events and while news is still forthcoming on home video and streaming availability, a review has been posted by an attendee: https://www.silverscreensurprises.com/2018/07/review-350-days_16.html
Who’ll be watching Extreme Rules tomorrow night, and what matches are you looking forward to the most? Will you be pre-ordering 2K19 for Ronda, or even out of habit? What about Fire Pro – are there any Doomers who have been keeping up with the series from its humble Human beginnings? And, how does 350 Days sound from the review – it looks promising to me, but will it have enough flair (small “f”!) to stand out from the pack?
As always, discuss!