The WWE held their Extreme Rules PPV this past Sunday. The WWE will likely go in a new direction after the Extreme Rules PPV. Paul Heyman will head creative on Raw and Eric Bischoff is the new head man of SmackDown. With SummerSlam around the corner, this should get interesting in time for the biggest party of the summer. Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch defended their championships against Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans. Kofi Kingston put up the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe. Ricochet defended his United States Championship against A.J. Styles.
In a triple threat match, Daniel Bryan & Rowan defended the SmackDown tag titles against New Day & Heavy Machinery. The Undertaker teams with Roman Reigns to battle Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre. The Revival put up the Raw tag titles against the Usos. Bayley put up her SmackDown Women’s title against Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross.
We started the night off with the Undertaker & Roman Reigns taking on Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre. Reigns have been feuding with Shane ever since he Superman punched Mr. McMahon. A couple weeks back, the Undertaker returned on Raw to save Roman Reigns. This match was made into a No Holds Barred match. Let’s say that the Undertaker looked great in this match. Undertaker also took a lot of bumps throughout the match. Shane hit his patented elbow from the top rope onto Taker while he was on the announce table. Shane also hit the Drive by on Undertaker with the trash can in front of him.
Elias got involved in the match by hitting Undertaker with a guitar shot. In the end, Reigns took out McIntyre on the outside. In the ring, Reigns tossed Shane to Undertaker and he hit the Tombstone Piledriver for the win. Winners: Undertaker & Roman Reigns
Match Rating: 3.75/5- Really nice opener as the crowd was into the entire match.
We had the Revival putting up their Raw tag titles against the Usos. These two tag teams have been feuding a little while now. The Revival and Usos are two of the best tag teams in the world. Dawson & Wilder tried to double team Jey, but the Usos ended up hitting a double super kick. While the Revival were on the outside, the Usos hit a double suicide dive on them. The Revival eventually turned things around and beat down both Usos separately. The Usos fought back and got the advantage again in the match. Jey was almost pinned, but Jimmy hit the frog splash to break up the pin. The Revival hit the Shatter Machine to win the match. Winners and Still Raw Tag Champs: The Revival
Match Rating: 3.5/5
We had Aleister Black taking on Cesaro. Black was cutting backstage promos asking anyone to fight him. After a while, someone knocked on his door and the following week it was revealed to be Cesaro. This was the first match for Black ever since he was drafted to SmackDown Live. Coming into this match, this was one of my picks to be match of the night. Let’s say they didn’t disappoint because this match was really good. Black is deadly with his kicks and strikes. Cesaro is as strong as they get and he’s one of the more underrated wrestlers. Black focused on the legs of Cesaro with a series of kicks throughout the match. After a great series of counters on each other, Black hit the Black Mass out of nowhere for the win. Winner: Aleister Black
Match Rating: 3.75/5
Bayley defended her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross. This was a 2-on-1 match, which was the stipulation that Cross picked. Bliss and Cross take turns beating down Bayley. Bliss runs into a right hand by Bayley. Bayley dives through the ropes and takes out Cross. Bayley stuns Bliss on the second rope. Bayley slams Bliss onto Cross. Indian Deathlock by Bayley. Bliss tries to break it up with a double knee strike, but Bayley moves. Bayley puts Bliss in a crossface. Bliss lands an elbow to break up the submission. Tornado DDT by Cross. Bliss tries Twisted Bliss, but Bayley gets her knees up. Cross dives off the top but Bayley knees Cross in the head. Bayley drops the Macho Man elbow off the top for the win. Winner and Still SmackDown Women’s Champ: Bayley
Match Rating: 2.75/5
We had the Last Man Standing match between Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley. A couple weeks ago they had that memorable moment when they crashed into the LED board. In this match, they beat the hell out of each other. They fought in the ring, on the outside, in the crowd and in the concession stands. Lashley knocks Strowman over the announce desk. Lashley pushes the desk on top of Strowman. Strowman manages to get to his feet. Lashley hops the barricade and gets thrown into the row of international announcers. Lashley gets to his feet at nine. Lashley yells for Strowman to bring it. Strowman boots Lashley in the face over and over again. Lashley throws a fan at Strowman. Strowman and Lashley fight over to a ledge. Strowman powerslam Lashley off the ledge through a staging area. As the referee counts, Strowman burst through a wall as the referee counts to 10. Winner: Braun Strowman
Match Rating: 3.75/5
Daniel Bryan & Rowan defended their SmackDown Tag titles against Heavy Machinery and the New Day. Let’s say that I’m very impressed with Heavy Machinery. All these teams in this match did their thing. Otis calls for a dive. Otis thinks better of it and steps through the ropes. Otis splashes everyone off the apron. Tucker leaps off the top and crossbody blocks Rowan and Big E. Otis and Tucker hit the Compactor on Big E. Woods breaks up the pin. Tucker and Otis take turns splashing Rowan in the corner. Heavy Machinery tries to double superplex Rowan. Big E. powerbombs Otis and Tucker off the top. Big E. superplexes Rowan.
Bryan surprises Big E. with a diving headbutt. Bryan puts Big E. in the LeBell Lock. Big E. rolls out of the ring to break the hold. Yes kicks by Bryan. Big E. stands up and tells Bryan to give him more. Big E. destroy Bryan with a lariat. Bryan tries a backflip off the top but Big E. catches Bryan in the air. Woods and Big E. hit the Midnight Hour for the win! Winners and New SmackDown Tag Champs: New Day
Match Rating: 3.25/5
Ricochet defended his United States Championship against A.J. Styles. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson were outside the ring and you knew they would get involved. This feud started when Ricochet was challenged by Styles after winning the title at Stomping Grounds. The Club have beat up Ricochet for the past two editions of Raw. In the end, Ricochet ducks to avoid it. Styles drops Ricochet with a wheelbarrow facebuster. Ricochet and Styles trade punches. Styles puts Ricochet on the top rope. Ricochet stuns Styles on the top rope. Ricochet crushes Styles with a shooting star press. Styles foot is under the bottom rope. After a distraction by Gallows and Anderson Styles hits the Styles Clash off the second rope for the win! Winner and New United States Champ: A.J. Styles
Match Rating: 3.75/5
Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler
This match was made earlier as we had Kevin Owens took on Dolph Ziggler. After the bell rang, they got into each other’s face. Owens hit the Stunner for the win. Winner: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: Squash- After the match, Owens cut another promo on Shane McMahon.
Kofi Kingston put up his WWE Championship against Samoa Joe. Joe attacked Kingston a couple of times on Raw. Kingston hits the ropes and runs right into a sick powerslam by Joe. Joe powerbombs Kingston. Kingston kicks out. Joe slaps on an STF. Joe transitions into the crossface. Kingston gets to the ropes to break the hold. SOS by Kingston. Joe kicks out. Joe puts Kingston in the Coquina Clutch. Kingston tries to walk the ropes but Joe slams Kingston down to the mat. Running senton by Joe. Kingston kicks out again. Joe and Kingston trade punches. Joe hits the ropes and runs into Kingston’s Trouble in Paradise for the win. Winner and Still WWE Champ: Kofi Kingston
Match Rating: 3/5
We have the main event that had major implications in it. Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch put up their championships against Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans. They have been going at each other for a little while now. Lynch & Rollins could lose their title without being pinned. If Corbin & Evans were to lose, they wouldn’t any more chances at the titles. This match had chairs and kendo sticks. They beat the hell out of the each other. The turning point of the match saw Baron Corbin hit Becky Lynch with the End of Days. Rollins became furious and hit Corbin with the kendo stick and chairs repeatedly. In the end, Rollins hit 3 Curb Stomps to pick up the win. Winners and Still WWE Universal & Raw Women’s Champ: Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch
Match Rating: 3.25/5- Immediately after the match, the music of Brock Lesnar went off. Lesnar hit the ring and hit Rollins with a few suplexes. Heyman gave the briefcase to the referee and Lesnar cashed in his MITB contract. Lesnar hit the F5, pinned Rollins and became the new Universal Champ. Winner and New Universal Champ: Brock Lesnar
Overall Rating: 7/10- My expectations were high for the Extreme Rules PPV. They matched them and, in a way, exceeded them. Below are my top 5 moments from the PPV.
- Undertaker looked great in his match
- Brock Lesnar Cashing in the MITB contract
- The rebuilding of Kevin Owens
- Baron Corbin hitting the End of Days on Becky Lynch
- Overall PPV
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