WWE hasn’t skipped a beat amid the coronavirus pandemic as the corporate continues to ship its regularly-scheduled content material, which incorporates the usual month-to-month pay-per-view choices. Subsequent up on that PPV calendar is the annual Excessive Guidelines occasion, which this yr has been branded with the moniker of “The Horror Present.” Excessive Guidelines will as soon as once more see a few of the greatest feuds in WWE come to a head, a few of which in brutal trend.
Let’s take a look now on the matches which might be confirmed for the occasion. WWE’s The Horror Present at Excessive Guidelines goes down on Sunday night time, with the primary card streaming stay on the WWE Community starting at 7 p.m. ET. The kickoff present will lead us into the festivities starting at 6 p.m.
2020 WWE Excessive Guidelines matches
Braun Strowman (c) vs. Bray Wyatt (Wyatt Swamp Battle; non-title match): Wyatt just lately reappeared on SmackDown, and whereas doing so, revealed that he had reverted again to his unique persona whereas focusing on the common champ as soon as once more. Strowman then responded the next week by providing up a novel problem to his nemesis, and the Wyatt Swamp Battle was made official shortly thereafter. So, it seems the subsequent chapter in WWE cinematic matches is on the horizon upcoming at Excessive Guidelines: The Horror Present. This match, nonetheless, won’t be contested for the common title, that means the potential of Wyatt as “The Fiend” taking the championship again at SummerSlam could be very a lot within the playing cards.
WWE Championship — Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler (Stipulation TBD): Whereas it appeared just like the feud between McIntyre and Bobby Lashley was removed from over, on the June 22 version of Uncooked, Ziggler returned to Monday nights stating he had been a part of the commerce that despatched AJ Kinds to SmackDown. He interrupted a McIntyre promo and threw down a problem to McIntyre for the championship, taking credit score for his being champion after their earlier time collectively as a staff. It wasn’t a lot of a construct, however McIntyre instantly accepted and the match was on. This being Excessive Guidelines, twists are anticipated within the coming weeks that arrange some type of gimmick match stipulation between the 2.
Uncooked Ladies’s Championship — Asuka (c) vs. Sasha Banks: Asuka has been coping with the challenges of Nia Jax and Charlotte Aptitude in current weeks, but it surely’s Banks getting the title shot. After Banks and Bayley efficiently defended their girls’s tag titles on June 22, Banks appeared able to problem Bayley for the SmackDown title earlier than pulling the fast swerve and throwing down the problem to Asuka as an alternative, a problem which Asuka accepted earlier than the very best mates beat her down.
SmackDown Ladies’s Championship — Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross: Whereas Banks will likely be vying for a singles title, Bayley will likely be aiming to carry onto hers on the identical night time. Cross, who has been stellar on tv as of late, earned the chance to problem Bayley when she emerged victorious from a deadly 4-way on SmackDown that additionally included Alexa Bliss, Dana Brooke and Lacey Evans.
Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins (Eye for an Eye): These two will lastly combine it up in singles motion, with a novel and considerably undefined stipulation. After Mysterio and Kevin Owens received a tag match with Rollins and Murphy to find out the stipulation, Mysterio selected the Eye For An Eye Match, saying he would rip Rollins’ eye out together with his naked arms. The specifics of if “taking” your opponent’s eye is the one path to victory are unclear, however Rollins did take one in every of Mysterio’s eyes when he drove it into the nook of the ring steps.
United States Championship — Apollo Crews (c) vs. MVP: When Crews turned down MVP’s steering, it set MVP on a course to destroy Crews’ life. It did not damage MVP had Bobby Lashley in his nook. MVP beat Crews in non-title motion and the next week launched a brand new championship belt, with Lashley saying issues had been official when he declared them official, making MVP the official, unofficial United States champion heading into the title conflict at Excessive Guidelines.
SmackDown Tag Staff Championship — The New Day (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro (Tables Match): The tag divisions in Uncooked and SmackDown have been a large number in current months, with neither model seeing their titles defended in critical competitors with any regularity. On June 12, Nakamura and Cesaro picked up a win over New Day on SmackDown. After a title match on the July 10 SmackDown led to a no contest, the challengers put the champions via a desk, which led to Cesaro selecting the Tables Match stipulation over a metal cage bout after choosing up a victory over Massive E in singles competitors.