WWE Nixed Extreme Rules Idea For Fear Of Copying AEW

2 months ago by Ryan Coogan

WWE Nixed Extreme Rules Idea For Fear Of Copying AEW WWE

Ronda Rousey has opened up about a pitch for a match that was rejected by WWE due to its similarity to something that happened in AEW.

Rousey is due to face Liv Morgan on Saturday October 8 at WWE Extreme Rules in a match for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.

According to Rousey, she has pitched something for the event, but has been told that she cannot go ahead with it.

Speaking in a YouTube stream, Ronda responded to a commenter who suggested that she and Morgan should throw toys at one another during the match:

“I suggested Legos but apparently, AEW did that recently and we didn’t want people to think we’re copying. But I wanted to.”

One notable occasion that saw AEW do something similar was the Arcade Anarchy match which took place on the March 31, 2021 episode of AEW Dynamite, in which Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy fought Miro and Kip Sabian in an arena littered with toys.

At one point Sabian power bombed Taylor into a pile of Lego bricks, treating them similarly to thumbtacks in a hardcore-style match.

More recently, the same thing actually happened during the Tiffany Stratton vs Wendy Choo ‘lights out’ match in NXT on August 23, 2022.

As of writing the WWE Extreme Rules card is as follows:

  • Edge vs Finn Balor in an “I Quit” match
  • Bianca Belair vs Bayley in a ladder match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship
  • Liv Morgan vs Ronda Rousey in an Extreme Rules match for the WWE SmackDown women’s championship
  • Drew McIntyre vs Karrion Kross in a strap match
  • Brawling Brutes vs Imperium in a Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook match
  • Matt Riddle vs Seth Rollins in a Fight Pit match with special guest referee Daniel Cormier.

Quotes courtesy of Post Wrestling.

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