WWE Extreme Rules 2018 Details:
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 P.M. EST (4:00 P.M. PST)
TV Channel: WWE Network
Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
The New Day vs. SAnity in a Tables Match (Kickoff Show)
New Stable SAnity looks to gain some notoriety off of longest reigning tag team champs The New Day by beating them in a Tables Match. The New Day tried their best to put the new group in their place but in the end, but SAnity put Kofi Kingston through a table first and came out the other end the victors.
SAnity def. The New Day
The Deleters of Worlds (c) vs. The B-Team for the Raw Tag Team Titles
The B-Team looked to prove they don’t need The Miz at Extreme Rules by winning the Raw Tag Team Titles. The match was made doubly interesting by pitting real-life brothers Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas against each other. The B-Team got an impressive amount of offense off but suddenly the Deleters of Worlds seem to come back into it. The underdogs would not be put down though and the B-Team walked out as NEW Raw g Team Champions!
The B-Team def. The Deleters of Worlds to win the Raw Tag Team Championships
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
The Constable of Raw looked to prove a point that Finn Balor is too small to be a competitor in WWE. Forget the fact that Balor is an NXT champ and the first ever Universal Champion, WWE’s obsession with size difference reared its head in yet another rivalry. Not surprisingly much of the beginning of the match was Corbin laying waste to Balor. Corbin showed his frustration when all his punishment couldn’t seem to put Balor away. After absorbing a ton of punishment, Balor was able to roll up Corbin and get the win over Raw’s Constable.
Finn Balor def. Baron Corbin via pinfall
Carmella (c) vs. Asuka for the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
Before the match even started James Ellsworth was raised above the ring in a shark cage but that didn’t stop him from immediately helping. Within minutes of the start of the match, Carmella was calling to Ellsworth to throw her down illegal weapons. After Asuka seemed to control the match for a bit until Ellsworth “escaped” the Shark Cage. Ellsworth hung from the cage and Asuka took it as an opportunity to take revenge on the Chinless Wonder. Carmella took advantage of her lack of focus and got the win over the Empress of Tomorrow. Asuka took her anger out on WWE staff following the match.
Carmella def. Asuka via pinfall to retain the SmackDown Live Women’s Title
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the United States Championship
Shinsuke Nakamura attacked Jeff Hardy before the match even started with a low blow. After Hardy assured that he was ok to fight, Nakamura immediately pinned the Charismatic Enigma. After a short celebration, Randy Orton appeared and attacked Hardy to make a point to Nakamura. Looks like the future of the US Title involves the Viper and Nakamura.
Shinsuke Nakamura def. Jeff Hardy via pinfall to win the US Title
Braun Stroman vs. Kevin Owens in a Steel Cage Match
Kevin Owens has spent weeks trying to get away from Braun Stroman. He had no escape from the Monster Among Men when they were locked in a Steel Cage Match. Braun Stroman continually laid down punishment on Owens before Owens was able to hit Stroman with a Stunner. In a moment of desperation, Owens handcuffed Stroman to the ropes and taunted Stroman as he climbed the cage. As he reached the top though, Stroman broke the handcuffs right off the ropes. As both men stood at the top, Stroman threw Owens off the top. Owens won, but in the worst way possible.
Kevin Owens def. Braun Stroman by “escaping” the cage
The Budgeon Brothers (c) vs. Team Hell No for the SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles
After a vicious attack backstage, Team Hell No was left at a major disadvantage. Daniel Bryan did the best he could to try and get the W but there’s only so much he could do by himself. The Bludgeon Brothers walked out STILL your SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions.
The Bludgeon Brothers def. Team Hell No to retain the SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
Two of the top guys on Raw faced off. The match was back and forth but the crowd was not having it, losing some interest and chanting “Rusev Day!” The two traded HUGE blows and near falls. After the two seemed to destroy each other, Lashley used Reigns own finisher against him. After hitting Reigns with the Spear he pinned the Big Dog.
Bobby Lashley def. Roman Reigns via pinfall
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax in an Extreme Rules Match for the Raw Women’s Championship
Nia Jax looked to get back at her former best friend after Alexa Bliss cashed in her Money in the Bank Contract at the Money in the Bank PPV last month. Bliss brought back-up with Mickie James but she was foiled by Jax back-up Natalya. When it seemed that Natalya was going to be overwhelmed Ronda Rousey, who bought a front row ticket due to her suspension, jumped over the barrier to save her. Rousey then turned her sights on Bliss before James regained her footing and attacked Rousey. Bliss got back in the ring with James help was able to defeat Jax with a few chair shots. Rousey was left in the ring staring down the Women’s Champion.
Alexa Bliss def. Nia Jax via pinfall to retain the Raw Women’s Championship
AJ Styles (c) vs. Rusev for the WWE Championship
WWE finally gave Rusev the chance the fans have been begging for! Rusev took on the Phenomenal One and started the match strong but AJ Styles used his high flying abilities to stay in it. The two nearly got each other into submission holds but the other kept finding a way out. Rusev was able to get two near falls on the Champ but Styles found the strength to break out of the pinfalls. Aiden English exposed a top turnbuckle but it backfired on the Bulgarian Brute as he ran right into it. Styles hit Rusev with a Phenomenal Forearm and pinned the big man.
AJ Styles def. Rusev via pinfall to retain the WWE Championship
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins in a 30-Minute Iron Man Match for the Intercontinental Championship
Seth Rollins walked in tall and was met by Dolph Ziggler’s partner Drew McIntyre. After a stare down the two superstars started their Iron Match. Rollins struck first, getting a pin on Ziggler to make it 1-0. The two continued to fight but after a monster Stomp, Rollins got another pin making it 2-0. The deficit got worse when McIntyre attacked Rollins causing a DQ and making it 3-0 in Rollins favor. Ziggler was able to capitalize off of the attack though, getting a pinfall and making it 3-1 and soon after getting another to make it 3-2. Before you could blink it was 3-3. Ziggler than used shady techniques, putting his legs on the ropes, to get another pinfall to make it 4-3. The two traded blows until Rollins got a pinfall with three minutes left to make it 4-4. Rollins hit a Stomp but wasn’t able to get the cover before time ran out, unfortunately for Rollins a draw goes to the Champ so Ziggler retains. That is until Raw GM Kurt Angle came out… who announced the match was going into sudden death over time. It lasted all of 30 seconds… McIntyre showed back up and distracted Rollins helped Ziggler quickly pin Rollins to retain.