As announced on SmackDown, Drew McIntyre will take on Karrion Kross in a Strap Match on next month's pay-per-view. In the absence of Roman Reigns from the event, this match is likely to become the main event match for the show.
Over on SmackDown, McIntyre came to the ring with a leather strap wrapped around his fist to address the recent attacks of Karrion Kross on him from behind. In a promo segment, he announced that he will battle Kross in a Strap Match at Extreme Rules. The stipulation was chosen so that Kross can't run away from him.
Scarlett then came down the ramp, trying to distract McIntyre and thereby allowing Kross to attack him again from behind. McIntyre fought him off and beat him around the ring with the strap.
Scarlett appeared to save her husband from the beatdown by spraying a substance in his face (apparently a fireball presented by WWE graphics). McIntyre continued the beatdown until Scarlett dropped him from behind with a low blow.
Kross then threw the strap down onto McIntyre and passed out the top superstar with the Kross Jacket submission. Following this segment, WWE confirmed Kross vs McIntyre in a Strap Match for Extreme Rules.
— WWE (@WWE) September 24, 2022