By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following matches are advertised for the WWE Stomping Grounds pay-per-view event that will be held on Sunday in Tacoma, Washington at the Tacoma Dome.
-Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin for the WWE Universal Championship with a special referee of Corbin’s choosing.
-Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler in a cage match for the WWE Championship.
-Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans for the Raw Women’s Championship.
-Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.
-Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre.
-Samoa Joe vs. Ricochet the U.S. Championship.
-Big E and Xavier Woods vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
-Tony Nese defends the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
Powell’s POV: Corbin did not name the special referee for the WWE Universal Championship match on Raw as advertised. Ricochet won a five-way match to earn the U.S. Title match. Nikki Cross announced that she will be in Bliss’s corner for the Smackdown Women’s Title match. Tony Nese is expected to defend the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Akira Tozawa and Drew Gulak, but the actual match has not been made official. Join me for live coverage of WWE Stomping Grounds on Sunday beginning with the one-hour Kickoff Show at 5CT/6CT, and the four-hour main show at 6CT/7ET. Jake Barnett and I will team up for a Dot Net Members’ exclusive audio review afterward.
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