At Money in the Bank, the feud between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura came to an end, and AJ Styles did not have an opponent to defend his title against at Extreme Rules.
On this week’s episode of Smackdown Live, the general manager announced gauntlet match between Big E vs Daniel Bryan > Daniel Bryan vs Samoa Joe > Daniel Bryan vs The Miz > The Miz vs Rusev.
Rusev faced The Miz in the final showdown, and The Miz eventually tapped out to Rusev. With the victory, The Bulgarian brute successfully secured a spot to face AJ Styles at Extreme Rules for the gold.
AJ Styles did not get the opportunity to say few things about the Rusev becoming #1 Contender for the WWE Championship, so he tweeted.
— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) June 22, 2018
The Bulgarian brute Rusev did not hold back and replied to the Champion.
— Rusev (@RusevBUL) June 22, 2018
It took more than four years for Rusev to get title shot at the premier title WWE title. I cannot wait to see Rusev becoming the WWE Champion at Extreme Rules.