WWE.com Confirms Steel Cage Match For “Extreme Rules”

Matt Boone

The following is from WWE.com:

Edge vs. Chris Jericho (Steel Cage Match)

April 25, 2010

At Extreme Rules, a clear winner will finally be established in the volatile rivalry between two of the most decorated Superstars in WWE, as Chris Jericho battles Edge inside a career-threatening Steel Cage.

“Spear” has become the word of ultimate consequence for Chris Jericho over the past couple of months. Although he overcame The Rated-R Superstar at WrestleMania, his celebration was cut short when his enraged opponent Speared him off the broadcast table. On SmackDown five days later, The Ultimate Opportunist repeated his devastating maneuver. Little did he know the opportunity he was creating was for another Superstar.

After miraculously overcoming nine Superstars in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at The Show of Shows, Jack Swagger stormed onto Friday night, ready to pick up the pieces of Edge’s assault and turn them into pure glory. After smashing Edge from behind with the Money in the Bank briefcase, Swagger stunned the WWE Universe by cashing it in, capturing his first major World Title from the war-torn Chris Jericho.

In a monumental decision, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long determined that Jericho and Edge would face each other in a WrestleMania rematch on SmackDown to establish which No. 1 Contender would face the new champion. That match ended in a double count-out, with the two Superstars slugging it out into the crowd. Before the GM could decide the next step, Raw Guest Host David Hasslehoff proclaimed that Swagger would instead put the title on the line against Randy Orton at Extreme Rules, apparently leaving both SmackDown Superstars out in the cold.

Long launched a preemptive strike to try and assure the WWE Universe and Superstars that the World Championship would stay on SmackDown, putting Swagger in a Triple Threat Match against both Edge and Jericho. But, moments after “The All-American American” squeaked his way past his challengers, Jericho took things one step further. “The best in the world at what he does” attacked The Rated-R Superstar’s ankle – the same ankle that kept Edge out of action for six months – and brutalized it using the unforgiving steel ring steps.

After SmackDown ended, General Manager Theodore Long declared that the explosive issues between two of the most cunning Superstars in WWE history would be finally be settled inside the Steel Cage Match at Extreme Rules.

Which of the highly-resourceful WWE elite will prevail inside the dreaded steel structure? Find out at Extreme Rules, Sun, April 25, only on pay-per-view.

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