Look Who ISN'T On WWE's Extreme Rules 2022 Poster

A sign of a non-appearance to come for this top WWE star at Extreme Rules 2022?

WWE Extreme Rules 2022 poster
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Extreme Rules 2022 might be relatively far away on the WWE calendar, given the promotion has two stadium shows to get through between now and then, but the event's poster has already started doing the rounds.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Wells Fargo Arena will host the premium live event on Saturday 8 October. Conspicuous by his absence on the poster is the reigning Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.

Becky Lynch is front and centre, flanked by United States Champion Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Rhea Ripley, and Riddle. Nothing is confirmed yet, but McIntyre is expected to challenge (and potentially defeat) Reigns at Clash at the Castle on 3 September.

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Reigns' absence from the poster shouldn't be taken as firm confirmation that he won't be working the premium live event. Regardless, it's a possibility. WWE's biggest full-time star has been operating on a reduced schedule in recent months, having inked a contract extension featuring more favourable terms in May.

Initially, it looked as though the SmackDown kingpin may only be absent from select house shows and television tapings, though he has since skipped the Hell in a Cell and Money in the Bank PLEs.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.