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Steve Austin’s New Show
WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has a new show coming to USA Network. USA announced the new series, titled Straight Up Steve Austin, on Thursday (h/t WrestlingInc). The show will premiere after the August 12th RAW.
USA Network welcomes "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (@SteveAustinBSR) with his new series, Straight Up Steve Austin, coming August 12! Celebrity guests will include: @TraceAdkins, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr), and Gabriel Iglesias (@fluffyguy) and more! https://t.co/7rIZSRXz9E pic.twitter.com/gKCP65jU3t
— USA Network (@USA_Network) May 23, 2019
The show is an interview-style show, similar to Austin’s podcasts. Some guests announced include Becky Lynch and Cleveland Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield.
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Lesnar Cash-in Plans
Brock Lesnar was a surprise winner of the Money in the Bank briefcase. On Monday night, he teased a cash-in on either WWE Champion Kofi Kingston or Universal Champion Seth Rollins. Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Sportskeeda) says that the plans for Lesnar’s cash-in will be announced on this coming Monday night.
It’s likely that Lesnar announces his title match in advance, and cashes in for a match at Super ShowDown in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Kofi Kingston is already scheduled to defend his title against Dolph Ziggler. It’s rumored that Lesnar will cash-in against Seth Rollins, and get a Wrestlemania rematch at Super ShowDown.
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Extreme Rules Card Advertised
While it’s not until July 14th, some matches have been advertised for Extreme Rules by the Wells Fargo Arena (h/t CagesideSeats). The matches give an indication of where WWE’s booking may lead.
Advertised for the card as of now: Kofi Kingston versus Dolph Ziggler versus Kevin Owens for the WWE Championship, Seth Rollins defending the Universal title in a tables match against Baron Corbin, and Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre facing Roman Reigns in a handicap match. Of course, all cards are subject to change.