One Final Twist. New Name Added To Title Match At Extreme Rules.

Of course there’s time to change things. We’re less than six days away from Extreme Rules and that means the card should be all but set up by now. That certainly was not the case with this week’s Monday Night Raw, as at least two matches were added to the card (a third might have been though it wasn’t clear) and a third match was changed, with another person being added.

This week on Monday Night Raw, Nikki Cross defeated Bayley in a Beat The Clock Challenge, earning the right to name a stipulation for Bayley’s SmackDown Women’s Title match against Alexa Bliss at Extreme Rules. Cross chose to make the match a handicap match with her joining forces against Bliss against Bayley. It is not clear if Cross can win the title or if Bliss wins the title if Cross defeats Bayley.

There was a lot going on in the matches. Check out Bayley’s half of the Challenge:

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Opinion: So a handicap match now counts as extreme? This isn’t the biggest match in the world but I’d rather they went with something more interesting than just another Bliss vs. Bayley match. Hopefully Cross and Bliss continue their story but without having the title taken off Bayley already. The Beat The Clock Challenge wasn’t the greatest thing in the world but the end result was a little better.

What do you think happens on Sunday? What are you expecting next from Bliss and Cross? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.

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