WWE and the biggest indoor venue across the world i.e. Madison Square Garden have quite a strong connection. The company started the tradition of hosting Wrestlemania at this venue, 33 years ago. Ever year, they come back here with a variety of live event of television programming.
So, as per the tradition, WWE will be hosting another summer special live event at the Madison Square Garden on Friday, July 7th. It will be house show featuring the Raw superstars. Three big matches for the show have already been announced for the night.
Roman reigns will take on his former nemesis, Bray Wyatt. Seth Rollins will battle against Samoa Joe. The Intercontinental championship will also be on the line between Dean Ambrose and The Miz. The advertisement could not drop a hint as of who might emerge victorious at the Extreme Rules PPV.
These are some initial announcements for now. Since the Madison Square Garden (MSG Live) always witnesses some big time matchups, it is expected that more line ups would be confirmed for the show, soon.
The last time an MSG special took place, prior to Wrestlemania. The Smackdown roster performed on the night with a very special main event. The beast incarnate returned to battle another prizefighter, Kevin Owens.
In the recent years, WWE has abandoned the tradition of hosting PPV events at MSG. This is basically due to the heavy amount that the company has to spend to run a televised show. So, the audience remains happy with the house shows.
A WWE Network special event was held back in 2015 which was the last televised show. Brock Lesnar massacred Big Show whereas John Cena took on the then WWE champion, Seth Rollins on that night. Also, Chris Jericho celebrated his 25th anniversary in the WWE.
WWE had organized the Survivor Series PPV in the year 2011 which was the last PPV in the building. To headline the night, John Cena and The Rock teamed up for the very first time against the team of R-Truth and The Miz. Also, CM Punk started her 434-day WWE title reign from that monumental night by defeating Alberto Del Rio.