Tonight at WWE Extreme Rules, AJ Styles wants to take it to the extreme in the main event as he tries to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Roman Reigns. Will Styles be able to be the guy who beats “The Guy?” Plus, the Intercontinental Championship on the line in a Fatal 4-Way as The Miz defends against Cesaro, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens! All that and more at WWE Extreme Rules!
No Disqualification: Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
Ziggler with a headbutt and he runs Corbin into the post. Dropkick nearfall and Ziggler works Corbin in the corners. Corbin tosses Ziggler outside and wears him down after pulling him into the post. Corbin works the arm back inside and ties him in the ropes. Ziggler works the comeback with clothesline and a neckbreaker after sending Corbin out. Ziggler with a roll-up for a nearfall and Corbin with Deep Six for one of his own. Tornado DDT and Famouser get Ziggler a nearfall and Corbin with a low blow to set up End of Days.
Winner by pinfall: Baron Corbin
2.25 out of 5 stars
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Tornado Tag: The Usos vs. The Club
The Usos meet The Club at the ramp and take control inside. Anderson and Gallows sent out. Jey sent into the crowd as The Club work on Jimmy. Jey with a dive over the top and a crossbody from Jey gets a nearfall on Anderson. Jimmy sent into the post and The Club with a Boot of Doom on Jey on the floor. The Club work Jey inside. Jimmy gets inside and The Usos roll up Gallows for a nearfall before The Club regain the numbers inside. Boot of Doom blocked as Jimmy pulls Anderson out and superkicks land. Finishers exchanged inside and Anderson gets a nearfall off a spinebuster. Anderson takes Jey out and Jey sends him into the barricade. Gallows takes Jey out and brings out the ring bell. Jimmy blocks the shot with the bell with a superkick. Splash lands on the ring bell and Magic Killer from The Club.
Winners by pinfall: The Club
3 out of 5 stars
Video previews the WWE United States Championship match.
WWE United States Championship: Kalisto (c) vs. Rusev (w/Lana)
Kalisto works Rusev with leg kicks and Rusev swats Kalisto out of the air on a springboard corkscrew. Rusev keeps Kalisto grounded. Kalisto with a dropkick to the knee and Rusev clotheslines him down. Bear hug in as Rusev works on the injured midsection and back of Kalisto. Torture rack in for Rusev and Kalisto spins to take the back and get the sleeper. Rusev falls back on him and Kalisto comes back with a DDT. Kalisto works the comeback and a hurricanrana into the mat gets a nearfall. Rusev sent out over the top and Kalisto lands a hurricanrana into the steps. Salida del Sol blocked, but Kalisto lands a moonsault out to the floor. Kalisto up top and Rusev with a press slam onto the apron. The referee checks on Kalisto and Rusev keeps stomping before locking in The Accolade.
Winner by submission and NEW WWE United States Champion: Rusev
2.75 out of 5 stars
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day with the microphones and Xavier Woods tries to “shoot his shot” and Big E carries two hoes to put in the ground in the “Garden State.”
WWE Tag Team Championships: The New Day (c) (w/Kofi Kingston) vs. The Vaudevillains
Woods drops English and works him down. Hadouken from Woods and Gotch with a distraction on the apron that allows English to run Woods into the post. Woods worked by The Vaudevillains on their half of the ring. Woods with an enzuigiri on Gotch to get space. Big E in on the hot tag and suplexes on English. Splash lands and a spear off the apron stopped by a knee from English that gets a nearfall. Big E taken out attemping a Big Ending and Whirling Dervish unable to put away Woods. Woods fights out of the corner and Big E with a spear to take English to the floor. Trouble in Paradise from Kingston as the referee is distracted and Woods with a running knee.
Winners by pinfall and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: The New Day
2 out of 5 stars
AJ Styles interviewed backstage and he says he will walk out WWE World Heavyweight Champion as he walks into the locker room of The Club.
Video package previews the WWE Intercontinental Championship match.
Fatal 4-Way for the WWE Intercontinental Championship: The Miz (c) (w/Maryse) vs. Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn
Zayn with a Helluva Kick to send Owens out immediately. Cesaro with an uppercut to send Miz out and Zayn left with Cesaro. Submission exchange leads to a dropkick nearfall for Zayn. Cesaro with a backbreaker for a nearfall and Zayn sends him out. Miz and Cesaro sent out for a Zayn flip dive. Miz works Zayn into the corner and lands a corner clothesline. Tower of power blocked as Owens comes in and clears the ring. Owens works Zayn down and keeps Cesaro and Miz out. Zayn crotched trying the springboard arm drag and Owens up top. Miz meets him and Cesaro at the bottom as Miz and Zayn superplex Owens in the tower of power. Cesaro gets nearfalls and Zayn with a Blue Thunder Bomb on Cesaro. Miz with a running kick and nearfalls on both. Cesaro with uppercuts with all four in the ring and Owens with a German suplex as Cesaro tries a Swing. Owens with corner cannonballs for all. Zayn with a half-nelson German suplex on Owens and Cesaro pops Zayn up for a Very European Uppercut. Skull-Crushing Finale sees Cesaro kick out. Cesaro Swing on Miz and Sharpshooter in. Maryse distracts as Miz taps and Owens sneaks behind with the roll-up for a nearfall. Owens sent out and Cesaro Swing blocked. Owens splashes on Miz and Neutralizer on Owens. Zayn breaks the nearfall and gets a backslide nearfall. Sunset flip powerbomb by Zayn nearly finishes it. Zayn runs into the uppercut and Zayn comes back to send Cesaro in the corner. Owens catches Zayn with a superkick and Pop-up Powerbomb gets a nearfall on Cesaro. Miz pulls Owens out for a Skull-Crushing Finale. Nearfall on Cesaro inside. Miz and Cesaro left inside and Miz bodydropped outside. Cesaro hit with Helluva Kick from Zayn and Owens drags him out. Zayn and Owens fight outside and Miz sneaks in.
Winner by pinfall and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
4.75 out of 5 stars
Video package previews the Asylum match.
Asylum Match: Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose
Ambrose works Jericho in the corners and rakes him on the cage. Jericho drops Ambrose and goes for a weapon, but Ambrose pulls him down and throws him against the cage. Ambrose and Jericho look for the mop and bucket. Ambrose pokes Jericho in the ear with a mop and works him down. Jericho kicks out of the corner and a missile dropkick gets a nearfall. Back suplex off the top rope by Ambrose and Jericho gets the barbed wire board. Ambrose with nunchaku and he works Jericho. Jericho tries to escape the cage despite this match only being decided by pinfall or submission. Jericho with the kendo stick and then the nunchaku. Suplex gets a nearfall and Jericho gets the strap. Jericho works him with the strap. Ambrose pulls him off the top and takes the strap to him. Jericho asks to be let out and the referee cannot allow it. Ambrose and Jericho fight on the top rope and Jericho crotched. Ambrose with the fire extinguisher and Jericho brings down the straitjacket. Jericho with an enzuigiri after tossing the straitjacket for a nearfall. Jericho tries to apply the straitjacket and Ambrose fights up. Clothesline gets a nearfall for Ambrose. Backbreaker gets Jericho a nearfall and Ambrose with a bulldog. Ambrose with an elbow drop off the cage for a nearfall. Ambrose brings out a bag of thumbtacks from a bucket and the two try to slam each other on them, only to be countered by roll-ups. Ambrose sent into the cage and Jericho lands a Liontamer on the knees of Ambrose. Jericho counters Ambrose to get the Walls of Jericho and Ambrose with the kendo stick. Jericho with the fire extinguisher spray into the Codebreaker for a nearfall. Jericho works him with the barbed wire board. Jericho powerbombed on the tacks and Dirty Deeds lands mercifully.
Winner by pinfall: Dean Ambrose
1 out of 5 stars
Video package previews the submission match for the WWE Women’s Championship.
Submission Match for the WWE Women’s Championship (w/Ric Flair barred from ringside): Charlotte (c) vs. Natalya
Charlotte works Natalya into the corner and they exchange takedowns. STF applied by Charlotte and Natalya snapmares out. Stomp and dropkick followed by a surfboard for Natalya. Charlotte out and lands chops at ringside. Natalya sends Charlotte into the post on her shoulder and works her in the corner inside. Charlotte with a big boot and Nattie comes back with an armbar. Charlotte lifts her and gets a sit-out powerbomb. Inverted Indian deathlock in for Charlotte and Natalya able to get the rope break. Moonsault from Charlotte lands and she applies a half crab. Release German suplex from Nattie and a Sharpshooter in. Charlotte gets the rope break and Natalya pulls her off the ropes. Ric Flair’s music hits and Dana Brooke comes out dressed as Flair. Charlotte tossed out and Brooke gets to the apron to distract. Charlotte gets the Figure Eight.
Winner and STILL WWE Women’s Champion: Charlotte
1.5 out of 5 stars
Post-match, the Flairs and Dana Brooke celebrate.
Video package previews the Extreme Rules WWE World Heavyweight Championship match.
Extreme Rules for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles
Reigns and Styles attempt to work each other in the corner. Reigns shoves Styles to the mat and works him into the corner. Reigns with a knee as Styles comes in and Styles rolls out. Styles tries to bring a chair in and Reigns stops him. Styles kicked to the barricade and Reigns misses with the chair to the steps. Styles clotheslines Reigns out into the crowd and they fight through the audience and to the preshow area. Styles put on the table and he comes off the table with a forearm. They fight back to ringside and Styles sends Reigns into the exposed barricade. Styles Clash on the exposed floor blocked and Reigns starts deconstructing the German announce table. Styles blocks a powerbomb with punches and they are both atop the table. Styles Clash blocked and Reigns with an uppercut to send Styles to the crowd. Styles gets up and charges Reigns. Styles back bodydropped through the table. Powerbomb inside from Reigns gets a nearfall. Spear blocked as Styles chop blocks the knee coming in. Turnbuckle suplex from Styles and Reigns goes out. Knee from Styles and a senton caught. Reigns swings Styles into the apron and barricade. Reigns powerbombs Styles through another announce table. Spear from Reigns misses and Styles sidesteps to put him through the timekeeper area. Reigns rolled inside and Phenomenal Forearm blocked as Reigns lands a Superman Punch. Styles gets knocked out on the top rope and tumbles off the apron to the floor. Reigns jumps over the steps to land a Spear.
The Club charges the ring and beats Reigns down. Boot of Doom lands and Reigns able to kick out. Anderson brings in the chair and The Usos in with superkicks. Superkick and splash on Styles gets a nearfall. The Club take out The Usos and Anderson and Gallows get hit with the Superman Punch. Reigns runs into a kick on the Spear and a Styles Clash lands. Reigns barely able to kick out. Styles Clash blocked the second time around and a Superman Punch runs into the Pele. Styles Clash on the chair lands and The Usos drag Styles out for long enough to let Reigns kick out. Styles takes the chair to The Usos and Reigns. Styles gets the elbow pad off and a Phenomenal Forearm caught out of the air with a Spear.
Winner by pinfall and STILL WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Roman Reigns
5 out of 5 stars
Post-match, Seth Rollins runs out and lands a Pedigree on Reigns.
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