Stomping Grounds delivered in a number of ways for WWE which included crowning a new United States Champion and planting some seeds for Extreme Rules. The build-up to July's pay-per-view began last night on Monday Night Raw with two matches already being announced and they are both tag team matches.
Lacey Evans will team with Baron Corbin as the duo take on WWE's power couple of Universal Champion Seth Rollins and Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch, whilst The Deadman makes his return to WWE to team with Roman Reigns in his personal feud against Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre.
Extreme Rules is already building into an interesting show, but whilst the build-up to the event began, some superstars on Monday Night Raw had issues with the direction they were given and made for some interesting botches this week.
It's becoming pointless even mentioning this every week now since WWE has just lost sight of the Wild Card Rule that Vince McMahon laid down and now it appears that the brand split is just completely over. Last night on Raw was perhaps the worst it's ever been since sometimes the company only breaks the rule by one person, but there were eight SmackDown superstars on Raw last night.
Erick Rowan and Daniel Bryan came over to be part of an eight-man tag match that also included The New Day from SmackDown Live, there was also Kevin Owens, Kofi Kingston, Shane McMahon and Roman Reigns who appeared on Monday Night Raw this week when they usually ply their trade over on SmackDown Live.
It has reached the point now where WWE should just announce that the brand split is over and superstars are free to appear on either brand if they wish.
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