WWE presented the annual Extreme Rules PPV edition for 2018, last night. A solid main event was in-store alongside seven championship matches on the card. A number of gimmick matches made the night worth the watch for the fans.
Here are the results of the event hosted byPPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. The B-Team
Hardy started on a quick-fire note on this match punching hard at Axel. He gave a leg drop forcing Axel to roll out of the ring. Wyatt also took control of the match, but Axel distracted him. He also knocked Hardy out of the ring and hit a twisting neckbreaker to pick up the win in the opening match at Extreme Rules.
Finn Balor vs Baron Corbin
Baron Corbin started punching away at Balor from the get-go. He started targeting the midsection of Balor wearing him down. A deep-six failed to put away Balor in the match. Balor finally countered an End of Days with an Inside Cradle for the win making Corbin livid to end the match.
SmackDown Women’s Championship Shark Cage Match
Carmella vs Asuka
Ellsworth turned out to be the deciding factor in this contest, as he was dangling from the cage. Asuka concentrated on him by delivering multiple kicks. The cage came down near the ring, as Carmella pushed Asuka hard into it and get the pinfall win. Asuka was livid and choked down Ellsworth with Asuka Lock before leaving the ring.
United States Championship Match
Jeff Hardy vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Nakamura gave an immediate low blow to Hardy when the referee was not watching. After checking on Hardy, referee started the match and Nakamura connected with the Kinshasa to pick up the US title. Randy Orton came out of nowhere after the match to attack Hardy going heel.
Kevin Owens vs Braun Strowman Steel Cage Match
Kevin Owens tried hard to escape the cage, but Strowman blocked him. Owens then handcuffed Strowman and went to the top of the cage. The Monster broke the hold and caught his opponent to give him a chokeslam through the commentary table. Owens won the match after landing first on the floor but got hurt badly.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match
The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No
The Bludgeons attacked Kane at backstage to break his ankle. So Daniel Bryan fought alone in this match at Extreme Rules. Kane tried to help him by coming back to the ring and giving chokeslams. But his ankle gave up allowing the Bludgeons to hit their finishing move to retain.
WWE Championship Match
AJ Styles vs Rusev
Rusev was on the verge of winning the match by hitting two Machka Kicks. But Styles came back with a Pele Kick and furious strike combinations. He neutralized by shoving off English from the ringside and connected with the Phenomenal Forearm to retain WWE Championship at Extreme Rules.
Roman Reigns vs Bobby Lashley
The two big men started with tussling with each other. Reigns went to hit Lashley with a steel chair which got blocked. Later, Reigns delivered superman punches and Lashley gave him a vertical suplex but failed to get the pinfall. As Reigns went for a spear, Lashley hit a spear on his own to get the big win.
Raw Women’s Championship Extreme Rules Match
Alexa Bliss vs Nia Jax
Mickie James and Natalya were present in the corner of the champion and challenger, respectively. Ronda Rousey was present at ringside who went furious after James hit Nattie during the match. She came to the ring and went to hit Bliss.
But Mickie hit her with a chair from the back. Then Bliss hit a DDT on Jax on the chair to retain her championship.
30 Minute Iron Man Match For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
Dolph Ziggler vs Seth Rollins
This match was the main event of Extreme Rules PPV. Seth Rollins got three consecutive pinfalls, but Ziggler equalised things courtesy McIntyre, Superkick and Zig-zag. The match ended in a tie with both men standing with four pinfalls.
Kurt Angle announced a sudden death for them with McIntyre providing the distraction. Ziggler hit the zig-zag to make the score 5-4 and get the win.