SmackDown Live in Toledo, Ohio this week featured a main event Gauntlet Match to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship. Daniel Bryan, Big E, Samoa Joe, The Miz and Rusev took part in that match.
Order of elimination:
- Daniel Bryan eliminated Big E
- Daniel Bryan eliminated Samoa Joe via countout
- The Miz eliminated Daniel Bryan (with assistance from The Bludgeon Brothers)
- Rusev eliminated The Miz via submission
Rusev became the #1 Contender to challenge reigning champion AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at Extreme Rules.
WWE Extreme Rules will air live from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA on July 15, 2018.