'WWE Extreme Rules 2015' Match Card: More Rumored Bouts and Stipulations For April 26 Event [VIDEO]

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Apr 09, 2015 01:29 PM EDT
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WWE Extreme Rules is drawing closer, but a lot of questions remain about the card as the full lineup of matches and stipulations has yet to be revealed by the company.

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According to, the WWE has initial plans of Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler in a singles match being added to the card while Roman Reigns' role remains up in the air.

Fresh off of not having his crowning moment at WrestleMania 31, Reigns is set to either battle The Big Show in a singles match at Extreme Rules on April 26 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., or he will team up with Ryback to battle Big Show and Kane in a tag team bout.

Sports World News' Projected Extreme Rules 2015 Card

Over in the Divas division, now that AJ Lee has retired, there could be a major shakeup in the storyline projection for the ladies in the WWE.

The WWE is holding a Battle Royal involving the Divas on Monday Night RAW this coming week in London and the winner will face Nikki Bella for the WWE Divas Championship at Extreme Rules. reports that Naomi is the rumored person to win the contest and face Bella on April 26 in Illinois.

The WWE has announced three matches for the event as Seth Rollins will have his first high-profile WWE World Heavyweight Championship defense against Randy Orton, John Cena will put his United States Championship on the line against Rusev and Daniel Bryan's newly won Intercontinental Championship will hang in the balance against former title-holder Bad News Barrett.

"The Architect" used his Money in the Bank contract to escape WrestleMania 31 with the title, but he lost to "The Viper" earlier on in the show and Orton never got a rematch after losing his gold without being pinned at WrestleMania XXX.  

Cena and Rusev will collide for the third time in the rubber match of their rivalry as the "Bulgarian Brute" topped the "Cenation" leader at Fastlane and Cena avenged his loss and won the gold at WrestleMania 31.   

As for Bryan, he won a seven-man Ladder Match at WrestleMania, but Barrett invoked his rematch clause after not getting pinned to lose his belt.

There is said to likely be stipulations added to the WWE World Heavyweight and United States Championship matches as well, but those have yet to be determined.

Here is the updated lineup for Extreme Rules on April 26 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.:

Confirmed Matches:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Randy Orton
*Stipulation likely to be added.

WWE United States Championship
John Cena (c) vs. Rusev w/ Lana
*Stipulation likely to be added.

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Bad News Barrett

Rumored Matches:

Singles Match
Roman Reigns vs. Big Show
Tag Team Match
Roman Reigns and Ryback vs. Big Show and Kane

Singles Match
Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler

WWE Divas Championship
Nikki Bella (c) w/ Brie Bella vs. TBD (likely Naomi)

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