It was announced during Friday night's episode of WWE SmackDown that Jeff Hardy will face Sheamus at the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view in a "bar fight".
During an episode of Miz TV with Hardy as guest, The Miz suggested the match stipulation, with John Morrison adding that Hardy would have a chance to conquer two enemies at once: Sheamus, and his own long-standing issues with drinking.
The match is a continuation of a rivalry that began in May, where Sheamus framed Hardy as the driver of a car that ran down Elias, while poking at Hardy's history of drug and alcohol issues. Sheamus defeated Hardy in a regular bout at Backlash on June 14.
The updated card for WWE Extreme Rules, taking place next Sunday from the Performance Center, now includes seven matches:
*WWE World/Stipulation to be determined: Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
*Wyatt Swamp Fight: Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt
*Raw Women's: Asuka (c) vs. Sasha Banks
*SmackDown Women's: Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross
*Eye For An Eye: Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins
*Bar Fight: Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
*WWE United States: Apollo Crews (c) vs. MVP