The Intercontinental Title is on the line at Extreme Rules.
Just a few days after Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Champion Finn Balor on Smackdown Live, he'll get an opportunity fo become the IC Champion. WWE announced the match on their social media platforms and website just hours before the event for the Kickoff Show.
As first reported on the WWE Now preview show earlier today, Intercontinental Champion Finn Bálor will defend his title against Shinsuke Nakamura on the WWE Extreme Rules Kickoff.
The King of Strong Style recently set his sights on Bálor's coveted title, first confronting him during a backstage interview two weeks ago, then putting himself in prime position for this title opportunity by defeating The Extraordinary Man in a non-title match on Tuesday's SmackDown LIVE.
Nakamura has never been WWE Intercontinental Champion during his three-plus years across WWE and NXT.
In addition, WWE would also announce former world champions doing battle as Kevin Owens is set to take on Dolph Ziggler.
Fightful will have full, live coverage of WWE Extreme Rules tonight, including a post-show podcast.