Last night the WWE took things to the Extreme during their annual Extreme Rules PPV. Championships changed hands and bodies were battered and bruised as Superstars took each other to the limit. Check out the final results from last night’s PPV here.
Cody Rhodes vs. The Miz (Pre-Show Match):
The pre-show match saw two young superstars compete in an evenly matched contest as Cody Rhodes took on The Miz. Though both men took the fight to one another fairly 50/50, it was the Miz who came out on top as he locked in the Figure Four Leg-Lock to gain the victory via Submission. Winner: The Miz.
Chris Jericho vs. Fandango:
The opening bout of the night saw Chris Jericho emerge victorious over the brass and arrogant Fandango. It was a back and forth battle between these two talented athletes that ultimately saw Jericho catch Fandango by surprise with a mid-air code breaker for the win. Winner: Chris Jericho.
Dean Ambrose vs. Kofi Kingston (United States Championship Match):
It was a surprise to most of the WWE universe in attendance and watching at home when Dean Ambrose took on Kofi Kingston without fellow Shield members, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, at ringside. There were moments when it looked like the “Wildcat” Kofi Kingston was going to retain the U.S. Championship; however, Dean Ambrose was able to turn the tables with a few well-timed counters to get the pinfall victory over Kingston. Winner and NEW United States Champion: Dean Ambrose.
These two incredibly strong warriors tested each others strength as they attempted to drag each other across the ring and touch all four corners of the ring in succession. After a very physical bout Sheamus found Brogue Kicked his way to victory and was able to touch all four corners to defeat Mark Henry in last night’s strap match. Winner: Sheamus.
Jack Swagger vs. Alberto Del Rio (#1 Contender’s I Quit Match):
It was a brutal and will testing match-up as Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger came into the night ready to put each other through Hell. Del Rio was able to pull out the victory; however, it was not without controversy. For the first time in WWE history the matches original decision of Jack Swagger as the winner was reversed via instant replay. Referee Mike Chiota had originally called the match in Swagger’s favor after it appeared that Richardo Rodriguez had thrown in the towel for Del Rio (in the referee’s point of view). It was thanks to an instant replay that the referee had seen that it was actually Zeb Culter who threw in the towel after attacking Rodrigues. The match was then continued and Del Rio forced Swagger to say “I Quit” while applying the Cross-Armbreaker. Winner and #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship: Alberto Del Rio.
Tornado Tag Team Matches are a recipe for chaos and that was proven during last night’s Extreme Rules PPV. These two teams traded control back and forth, trying to emerge as the WWE’s Tag Team Champions. At the end of the bout, it was The Shield’s Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns picking up the win as their strategy of divide and conquer brought them a victory and the Tag Team Championships as they finished off Daniel Bryan with a brutal double-team move for the pinfall. Winners and NEW Tag Team Champions: The Shield (Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns).
Randy Orton vs. The Big Show (Extreme Rules Match):
The Viper and the World’s Largest Athlete fought each other took and nail and resorted to using weapons in attempt to dismantle each other. It looked as though Randy Orton could not beat the Big Show as Show kicked out of three RKO’s throughout the contest. It was then that Orton realized he’d have to take things to the next level as he would conquer the giant via a punt to the skull for the pinfall victory in front of his home town. Winner: Randy Orton.
Last Man Standing matches have a barbaric and punishing history for any superstar who has competed in this match, and last night was no different. These two powerhouses did anything and everything they could in order to keep one another from answering the referee’s 10 count. However, things were taken to the absolute extreme when Ryback ended up running John Cena and himself through the titan tron set and down to the concrete floor and equipment behind the set. Neither man were able to continue and the referee called the match off. Match Result: No Contest.
Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H (Steel Cage Match):
Last Night’s Steel Cage match saw both gladiators pull out all the stops in order to prove that they were the dominant beast in the WWE. Triple H had attacked Lesnar before the match had started and ended up weakening the knee of the “Beast Incarnate” during the actual match-up. Lesnar had resorted to the help of Paul Heyman at key points during the battle as well. At the end of the night we saw Brock Lesnar use Triple H’s own sledgehammer and three F-5′s to ultimately defeat Triple H in the Steel Cage. Winner: Brock Lesnar.