With only twelve days to go until WWE presents Extreme Rules 2015, four championship matches are now official for the event, with major stipulations being revealed for two of them last night on Raw. At the top of the show, John Cena defended his United States Championship against homeboy Bad News Barrett before an attack by old foe Rusev with a chain left Cena down and out. As such, their third and final bout for the belt at Extreme Rules has been dubbed a "Russian Chain" Match, which one supposes will resemble regular chain matches of the past. One entirely new match for the card will be for the Divas Title after Paige won a 4-minute battle royal last night to become the #1 Contender. She will face Nikki Bella at Extreme Rules, as of this writing. However, speculation as to her exact schedule remains unclear as she's due to take time off to film WWE Studios next project "Santa's Little Helper" in the coming days, possibly meaning the attack from Naomi was done to take her off TV for a while. Finally, the main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Title has taken shape. Both Randy Orton and Seth Rollins won qualifying matches on Raw- in vastly different circumstances- granting them both the right to name a stipulation for their title match. Orton promptly selected a Steel Cage Match in the main event segment, before Rollins informed Orton he was banned from using the RKO at Extreme Rules. Expect three to four more matches to be announced in the coming days. The full announced card is as follows: WWE World Heavyweight Title Steel Cage Match Seth Rollins (c) vs. Randy Orton - Randy Orton is barred from using the RKO. WWE United States Title "Russian Chain" Match John Cena (c) vs. Rusev WWE Intercontinental Title Match Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Bad News Barrett WWE Divas Title Match Nikki Bella (c) vs. Paige
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