WWE.com has announced that current WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler will be defending his title against former champion Seth Rollins in a 30-Minute Iron Man Match at the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view on July 15th.
The following comes from WWE.com:
At WWE Extreme Rules, Dolph Ziggler will look to repel The Kingslayer in an Intercontinental Championship 30-Minute WWE Iron Man Match, a bout in which the competitor with the most decisions at the end of the 30-minute time limit will be declared the winner.
For the last few months, Seth Rollins built his identity around being a fighting Intercontinental Champion. That was until Ziggler got an assist from Drew McIntyre and dethroned The Architect to capture the illustrious title for the sixth time on the June 17 edition of Raw. Although Rollins technically got even by defeating Ziggler in the championship rematch the following week, a disqualification thanks to McIntyre’s interference kept the gold around The Showoff’s waist.
Following a bitter back-and-forth between the two competitors in a WWE.com Exclusive, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle announced they’ll settle the score in an Iron Man showdown.
The suspense-filled WWE Iron Man Match is about as high-pressure as it gets, as any number of falls can decide the winner once the smoke clears. Given the athleticism and competitive drive of each Superstar, it’s hard to imagine a contest more perfect to decide the future of the workhorse title.
One must also wonder if interference from McIntyre – or even Roman Reigns – will help or hurt their ally’s cause. After all, the last thing either Superstar can afford is a disqualification that would award a decision to their opponent.
Don’t miss a second of the championship showdown at WWE Extreme Rules, Sunday, July 15, at 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network!