– There remains belief within WWE that Daniel Bryan will leave once his contract ends on September 1. Wrestling Standard states that WWE is rushing through some storylines on the chance Bryan leaves in less than two months.
Before WWE cleared Bryan to return for in-ring action, many thought he would leave the promotion when his contract was up. That tune has slightly changed, but there remains uncertainty.
The idea being tossed around is for The Miz to cost Team Hell the titles at Extreme Rules. That would lead to The Miz vs. Bryan at SummerSlam and Hell in a Cell. All plans could change if Bryan does re-sign.
It should be noted that Bryan recently hired the same agency that handles John Cena’s contract negotiations.
– The Extreme Rules card is starting to take shape with the addition of its ninth match. WWE has confirmed Baron Corbin vs. Finn Balor for next weekend’s the card. The two have been feuding in recent weeks, with Corbin getting the three count in tag matches.
Extreme Rules is July 15 and comes from Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena. It features superstars from both brands and below is the current card.
WWE Championship: Rusev vs. AJ Styles
30-Minute Iron Man Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship: Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler
Extreme Rules Match for the RAW Women’s Championship: Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Asuka vs. Carmella
United States Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy
RAW Tag Team Championship: Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel vs. Bray Wyatt & Matt Hardy
SmackDown Tag Team Championship: Kane & Daniel Bryan vs. Rowan & Harper
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley