WWE could be pushing for Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose showdown right after Wrestlemania 32. This rumor gained some traction after Prudential Center announced on Twitter Monday that they will be hosting Extreme Rules 2016 with the picture of two former Shield members on its promotional poster.
Extreme Rules 2016 will be the first PPV event after Wrestlemania 32, and based on the poster alone, it’s easy to say that Reigns and Ambrose will headline the event in Newark, NJ on May 22.
— Prudential Center (@PruCenter) February 24, 2016
With regards to the competitors in the main event, there are already speculations about a potential Reigns vs. Ambrose title match as the headliner of Extreme Rules. While both former Shield teammates are facing tall odds against their respective foes (Triple H and Brock Lesnar) at Wrestlemania, many are expecting them to overcome these challenges and set up a feud between themselves.
WhatCulture writer/editor Grahame Herbert agreed to this in his latest article.
“The choice of picture could be a clue that the two men will be wrestling each other for the WWE Championship at the event. Ambrose has been on a slow burn heel turn for a long time, and the expectation was that he’d be feuding with Reigns this spring for the WWE Title. The Extreme Rules image is strong evidence that WWE are indeed going down that route.
Reigns secured his second straight appearance in the main event of Wrestlemania after defeating both Ambrose and Lesnar in a triple-threat match at Fastlane. However, Reigns never got a chance to celebrate his win for that long as Triple H completely demolished him the next day on Raw and sent him to operation room to fix a broken home.
Ambrose, on the other hand, will be facing Lesnar in a no holds barred street fight. According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer, Bray Wyatt was supposed to take on Lesnar at Wrestlemania, but WWE creative pulled the plug on that match later on for a more intriguing showdown with Ambrose.
Photo Courtesy: Prudential Center