“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the feud between Evolution and The Shield. Evolution picked the scraps of The Shield following an 11-on-3 main event on RAW a few weeks back. Triple H said Evolution is going to take The Shield out for good at Extreme Rules. This past Monday on RAW, Roman Reigns fought Randy Orton in the main event. A huge brawl broke out between Evolution and The Shield. The Shield was getting beat down for a bit, but they eventually came back and sent Evolution running for the hills.
Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show. Tonight, we’ll see Dean Ambrose defend his WWE United States Championship against Ryback, Curtis Axel, and Alberto Del Rio in a Fatal Four Way. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are banned from ringside.
“Kansas City… we’re here.”
The Wyatt Family makes their entrance, illuminated by the light of a single lantern. Michael Cole talks about how Bray Wyatt will face John Cena at Extreme Rules in a Steel Cage Match. Wyatt sits in a rocking chair and blows out the lantern. The lights come on in the arena, and Wyatt begins to pace at ringside.
The Wyatt Family vs. The Usos and Sheamus
This match was made following what happened Tuesday night on WWE Main Event, exclusively on the WWE Network. Bray Wyatt defeated Sheamus after some distractions from Erick Rowan and Luke Harper at ringside. The Wyatt Family then triple-teamed Sheamus until Jimmy and Jey Uso, the WWE Tag Team Champions, ran down to make the save.
Jey Uso will start the match against Luke Harper. Harper kicks and punches Jey to the corner. Jey comes back with some right hands before having a whip to the corner reversed. Harper runs into Jey’s boots, and Jey rolls him up for a one count. Jey kicks him in the midsection and delivers an uppercut. Harper reverses a whip into the ropes, and Jey takes him down with a shoulder block. Sheamus is tagged in, and he punches away at Harper. Harper punches him into the ropes, and Sheamus bounces back with a big forearm. They trade punches until Harper tackles him into his corner. Erick Rowan is tagged in, and he punches and head-butts Sheamus down. Rowan applies a headlock and drives Sheamus headfirst into the turnbuckle. Harper tags back in, and he chops the chest. Sheamus punches back before having a whip to the corner reversed. Sheamus comes back with an awkward looking rolling fireman’s carry before dropping a knee for a near fall.
Sheamus goes for a swinging neckbreaker, but Harper punches him in the mouth. Rowan is tagged in, and he sends Sheamus to the corner. Sheamus sidesteps an avalanche and drives his shoulder into his midsection before hitting a high running knee. Rowan quickly elbows him in the face, and they hit the ropes. Rowan hangs on to the ropes, and Sheamus takes him out with a vicious cross-body block over the top rope! Sheamus lands very awkwardly at ringside, but he soon pops up and shows that he’s ok. That looked nasty.
We come back from the break to see Harper and Sheamus trading punches before Bray Wyatt is tagged in. Wyatt kicks him down and stomps away at him. Wyatt then chokes him with his boot. Wyatt puts him in the corner and avalanches him. Wyatt throws him down and crawls near Sheamus before grabbing his leg. Rowan is tagged in, and he drops a knee on Sheamus. Rowan body slams him down before punching away at him. Harper is tagged in, and he whips Rowan into Sheamus for an avalanche in the corner. Rowan then whips Sheamus into a superkick from Harper for a near fall. Harper kicks him in the face and knocks one of the Usos off the apron. Harper then walks into a desperation Irish Curse Backbreaker.
Jimmy Uso and Harper are tagged in. Jimmy hits a pair of clotheslines before kicking him in the midsection and giving him an uppercut. Jimmy ducks a right hand and hits a Samoan Drop. Jimmy kicks him in the midsection a few times before Harper blocks one. Jimmy then counters back with an enzuigiri. Rowan tries to interfere, but Jimmy pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Jimmy then connects on Harper with a running hip bump to the face. Jimmy then knocks Wyatt off the apron. Harper runs into a boot, and Jimmy goes for a corkscrew senton, but Harper moves. Harper follows up with a sit-out body slam for a near fall. Harper cannot believe it. Jey runs in and tackles Harper before Rowan comes in and throws him over the turnbuckle. Rowan then turns into a Brogue Kick from Sheamus. Wyatt then clotheslines Sheamus out of the ring. Jimmy then sends Wyatt over the top rope.
Harper rolls Jimmy up, but Jimmy immediately rolls through. Wyatt blind tags in as Jimmy ducks a clothesline from Harper and superkicks him down. Wyatt then turns Jimmy around and gives him Sister Abigail for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Wyatt Family
Match Rating: * 3/4
The Wyatt Family congratulates each other at ringside until Jey Uso takes them out with an over-the-top-rope plancha. Wyatt avoided the impact, and he sends Jey into the barricade. Sheamus tries to fight back, but the Wyatts triple-team him and send him hard into the steel steps. Harper then gets in the ring and stands over Jimmy Uso. Harper then takes him out with a Discus Clothesline. Harper then goes into a trance as the rest of the family gets in the ring. Wyatt kneels in from of Jimmy, and he extends his arms as he mouths, “Follow the buzzards.”
El Torito and Hornswoggle will have a contract signing for their weeLC match at Extreme Rules, next.
A vignette airs for Adam Rose. He’ll debut this coming Monday on RAW.
weeLC Contract Signing for Extreme Rules
The ring canvas is covered with a black carpet. There is a conference table in the middle. On one side is El Torito with Los Matadores. On the other side is Hornswoggle with 3MB. In the middle is Vickie Guerrero. Vickie welcomes us to the official contract signing for the first-ever weeLC match, which takes place exclusively on the WWE Network this Sunday on the Extreme Rules pre-show. This match will be between Hornswoggle and El Torito.
Heath Slater has a microphone, and he says that Hornswoggle has a few demands before signing the contract. Hornswoggle wants all green mini M&M’s, 200 copies of 3MB’s greatest hits playing while he’s training, and ten copies of Rudy on Blu-ray. El Torito interrupts them and shouts something in Spanish. Diego then translates what he said. El Torito said, “If you mess with the bull, you get the horns.” Los Matadores and 3MB argue until Vickie cuts them off. She reminds everybody that this is a WWE sanctioned contract signing, and she wants to keep this nice and short! Vickie then laughs at her joke.
Hornswoggle takes the contract and signs it. El Torito gets the contract and throws the pen away. Fernando then puts ink on El Torito’s hoof, and he brands the contract. Hornswoggle says after Sunday at Extreme Rules, he will prove that he will always be the bigger man. Hornswoggle then has the chair lifted up. El Torito does the same, so 3MB gets a booster seat. El Torito stands on his chair, so Hornswoggle stands on the table. El Torito gets on the table, and they stand toe to toe. They push one another and taunt. They then get into a brawl on top of the table. El Torito then gores Hornswoggle and Jinder Mahal out of the ring. Los Matadores then clotheslines Slater and McIntyre out of the ring. El Torito then jumps off the table with a flipping senton to the outside on top of 3MB. Los Matadores and El Torito celebrate in the ring.
Dean Ambrose will defend the WWE United States Championship against Ryback, Curtis Axel, and Alberto Del Rio later tonight. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins will be banned from ringside. Jack Swagger will face Rob Van Dam, next.
Rob Van Dam vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter
They show a replay from Monday Night RAW when Cesaro interfered to help Bad News Barrett pick up the win over Rob Van Dam. Jack Swagger came out to get even with Cesaro and RVD. It ended with RVD coming out on top by hitting Cesaro with the Five Star Frog Splash. Rob Van Dam, Cesaro, and Jack Swagger will face at Extreme Rules in a triple threat elimination match.
The bell sounds, and Swagger powers RVD to the corner before kneeing him in the midsection. Swagger knees him in the face before throwing him across the ring. Swagger hits a Swagger Bomb for a near fall. Swagger hits a belly-to-belly side suplex for another two count. RVD comes back with a step-over wheel kick. Swagger falls out of the ring, and he sucker punches Cesaro. RVD hits a baseball slide, and he goes for a moonsault from the apron, but Swagger moves. RVD lands on his feet, and Swagger big boots him down. Swagger puts him in the ring, and Cesaro grabs Swagger’s ankle. This allows RVD to hit a spinning heel kick to the face followed by the Five Star Frog Splash for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Rob Van Dam
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Cesaro attacks RVD from behind as he celebrates. Cesaro then takes him out with the Neutralizer, and he taunts the fans afterward. Heyman tells Michael Cole to feel free to say that Cesaro is extreme. Heyman then raises Cesaro’s arm in the center of the ring.
Michael Cole and JBL talk about how Extreme Rules won’t be available on DirecTV or DISH Network, but you can subscribe to the WWE Network to see it.
A Bo Dallas vignette airs where he tells you to Bolieve in yourself.
R-Truth is in the ring with Xavier Woods.
“The Ravishing Russian” Lana comes out to the stage. Lana speaks Russian before saying any revolts against Rusev’s desires will result in severe consequences. The silly Americans are just like their leaders invoking sanctions against great Mother Russia. Lana says the will of the Bulgarian Brute will initiate a response that is both painful and permanent. She then tells them to rise for the Supreme Being, Alexander Rusev.
R-Truth w/ Xavier Woods vs. Alexander Rusev w/ Lana
The bell rings, and Rusev immediately powers him to the corner before kneeing away at him. R-Truth comes back with a right hand, but Rusev just beats on him some more. Rusev goes for a powerslam, but R-Truth slides off, splits under a clothesline, and hits a jumping heel kick. R-Truth repeats the move, and Rusev falls out of the ring. Rusev punches Woods down and catches R-Truth attempting a plancha. Rusev drives him into the apron before sending him into the ring. Woods then runs in and jumps on Rusev’s back. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Alexander Rusev
Match Rating: 1/4 *
R-Truth and Woods hit a double-team dropkick to get Rusev out of the ring. Woods then takes him out with a summersault plancha. Rusev angrily gets on the apron, and R-Truth dropkicks him off. Lana orders Rusev to stay back as Lilian Garcia announces him the winner by disqualification.
They show a video of John Cena granting three wishes on Monday in celebration of World Wish Day, which was this past Tuesday.
Daniel Bryan will address Kane’s “demonic actions” from the past Monday’s RAW, next.
Michael Cole and JBL talk about Legends’ House on the WWE Network. Cole then plugs that the WWE Network is now available on Xbox One.
Daniel Bryan address his Extreme Rules opponent Kane
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a tremendous reception. Bryan is in a neck brace, and he does not look happy at all. Bryan stands in the center of the ring, and the fans chant his name. Bryan says they are all the same. He’s no different from anybody in the world or in Kansas City. They stand up for what the believe in, fight for what they have, and overcome insurmountable odds everyday. Also, they take care of their families. Ask any mother, father, sister, brother, wife, or husband. Their number one priority is to protect their families. This Sunday, with faith, hope, a whole lot of determination, and even more heart, he is going to walk into Extreme Rules match as the champion, and he’ll walk out as the champion.
This is about way more than just the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He has been beaten up, attacked, put in a neck brace, and he doesn’t care because Kane put his hands on his wife. This is more than a match, a fight, and Extreme Rules. This is a war. The crowd chants “YES!” This Sunday at Extreme Rules, by any means necessary, the Devil’s Favorite Demon is going home. Even if he has to go with him, he is sending him straight to Hell.
Kane’s pyro hits, and he appears on the titantron. Kane says Bryan says that like it’s a bad thing, but he likes Hell. When they arrive there together, he’ll give him a tour. It looks something like this: a video airs Kane’s assaults on Bryan and his wife, Brie Bella, from the past two weeks. Kane says if Bryan thinks him putting his hands on Brie was bad, he’s only just begun to show him the depths of his depravity. Kane then laughs maniacally until his pyro explodes on the ring posts.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow
Damien Sandow comes out dressed in his Magneto attire from Monday Night RAW. Sandow wore this when he confronted Dolph Ziggler and Hugh Jackman. They then show a replay, which ends with Sandow’s embarrassment at the hands of Jackman and Ziggler.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Ziggler motions that Sandow looks ridiculous. Ziggler drops down, and he gives Sandow a pair of hip tosses before applying an arm bar. Sandow then backs him to the corner and kicks him down. Sandow has a whip to the corner reversed, and Ziggler avalanches him. Ziggler follows up with a neckbreaker before taking his shirt off. Ziggler drops an elbow for a two count. The commentators are talking as if Sandow is really Magneto. Sandow pulls Ziggler into the ropes before hitting a flipping neckbreaker for a near fall. Sandow knees him in the midsection a few times before punching away at him. Sandow talks a little trash before attempting a suplex. Ziggler counters into an inside cradle for a near fall. Sandow then comes back with a quick clothesline for a near fall. Sandow applies a submission hold called “The Magnet.” Ziggler gets out, and Sandow kicks him down. Sandow hits a side Russian leg sweep before dropping the Elbow of Magneto. Ziggler comes back with some right hands before having a whip reversed. Sandow holds him back with the power of magnetism. Ziggler then ducks a clothesline before dropkicking him. Ziggler then gives him the Zig-Zag while Sandow’s cape covers his face for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Dean Ambrose will defend his WWE United States Championship against Ryback, Curtis Axel, and Alberto Del Rio in a Fatal Four Way later tonight. Ambrose’s Shield brethren will be banned from ringside.
Big E vs. Titus O’Neil
Big E takes O’Neil down with a waistlock before letting him up. O’Neil hits the ropes, and Big E leapfrogs him before hitting a shoulder block. O’Neil gets out of a powerslam, and Big E attempts to clothesline him over the top rope, but O’Neil doesn’t go. O’Neil then rolls out of the ring. Big E follows him out, and O’Neil throws him over the commentary table. O’Neil throws him on top of the table and viciously pulls him off. O’Neil throws him into the ring and punches away at him. O’Neil stomps him and talks a little trash before chopping the chest a few times. O’Neil hits a big backbreaker before stomping away at him. The referee tries to back him away, but he won’t get off Big E. The referee calls for the bell after getting to a five count.
Winner by Disqualification: Big E
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Big E gets back in the ring and takes O’Neil down. Big E gets him out of the ring and sends him into the barricade. O’Neil gets his foot tangled on a wire, and he trips. Big E then throws him into the steel steps before slamming him into the side of the commentary table. Big E then sends him back into the barricade. Big E throws him over the commentary table again before throwing him in the ring and putting a foot on his chest.
Dean Ambrose will defend his WWE United States Championship against Curtis Axel, Ryback, and Alberto Del Rio later tonight.
Some members of the Kansas City Chiefs are seen at ringside.
They air a video package highlighting the John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt feud heading into Extreme Rules.
A record player is playing with children singing “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.” Bray Wyatt then slams on the needle. Wyatt says children make beautiful music. The look on John Cena’s face on Monday was priceless. The children reached inside Cena’s beating heart and pulled his soul out. They then handed it to him because they trust him. Wyatt believes that children are the future. Wyatt laughs before saying he offers them hope and a way out. Wyatt offers them love and understanding. His word and light is what they will follow. Extreme Rules has become so much more than just a Steel Cage Match. It will be the reckoning of the entire Cenation. When he climbs out of that cage, he’ll be taking them all with him. They’ll be his. What will that leave Cena with? Nothing, just a withered old man rotting all alone with a decrepit, old heart. Follow the buzzards.
The Shield’s music hits, and Dean Ambrose pounds fists with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins before walking off on his own. Rowan and Reigns will be banned from ringside for this next match. Ambrose defends the WWE United States Championship, next.
Adam Rose will debut on Monday Night RAW next week.
They show a replay of the brawl between The Shield and Evolution on RAW. The Shield stood tall at the end of that. Michael Cole then mentioned how Ric Flair endorsed The Shield on RAW.
WWE United States Championship
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Curtis Axel vs. Ryback
All three challengers corner Ambrose, so he attacks all of them. Ambrose looks good momentarily before they triple-team him. After Rybaxel takes turns striking him, Del Rio chokes him with his boot. Ambrose continues to fight back, but they quickly overpower him. Del Rio then throws Ambrose out of the ring. Axel rolls Del Rio up for a one count. Ryback doesn’t look happy about that. Del Rio then rolls Ryback up for a one count broken up by Axel. Axel then throws him out of the ring. Ryback pushes Axel, and they argue in the center of the ring. Ambrose takes Ryback down with a chop block, and he punches away at Axel. Ambrose head-butts him and kicks him in the back of the knee. Ryback then gets up and floors Ambrose with a spinebuster before throwing him out of the ring. Rybaxel stares at Del Rio in the corner as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Ryback and Axel double-teaming Del Rio in the corner. Axel chops the chest, and Ryback follows suit. Ryback then whips Axel into Del Rio’s elbow. Del Rio then hits Ryback with a backstabber, and Ambrose runs in to break up the pinfall. Axel kicks Del Rio before having a whip to the ropes reversed. Axel knees him in the face and covers, but Ambrose breaks up the pinfall again. Ambrose punches away at Axel before Ryback punches him down. Ryback and Axel then throw Ambrose out of the ring. Ryback and Axel then send him into the barricade. Del Rio takes Ryback out with a baseball slide. Axel then dropkicks Del Rio down for a two count.
Axel has a whip to the ropes reversed, and Del Rio hits a nice tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Ryback then charges him, and Del Rio counters with a German Suplex pin, but Ambrose breaks up the pinfall again. Ambrose slaps the mat before punching away at Del Rio. Ambrose has a whip to the ropes reversed, but he comes back with a tackle and some wild punches. Ryback grabs him, and Ambrose slaps him in the face. Ryback is stunned before charging him, but Ambrose pulls the top rope down. Ryback gets his forearm legitimately stuck in the ropes for a moment, and Ambrose just shrugs his shoulders. Del Rio quickly kicks Ambrose in the midsection before hitting the ropes, but Ambrose follows and knees him. Ambrose then dropkicks Del Rio against the ropes. Axel then clotheslines him in the back of the head. Axel goes for a Perfect-Plex, but Ambrose fights out. Ambrose eats a big right hand, but he snaps back with a big clothesline, but Axel kicks out of the pinfall attempt.
Ryback pulls Ambrose out of the ring, and he sends him over the barricade into the timekeeper’s area. Ryback gets on the apron, and Del Rio knocks him off with a step-up enzuigiri. Del Rio then turns into a Perfect-Plex from Axel for a near fall. Axel cannot believe it. Axel puts Del Rio on the top rope, and he goes for a superplex, but Del Rio fights him off. Axel is hung up in the ropes, and Del Rio stomps the chest for a near fall. Axel got a rope break, and Del Rio isn’t happy with the call. Del Rio goes for a kick to the face, but Axel ducks it. Del Rio then ducks a clothesline from Ryback, and Ryback accidentally hits Axel with it. Del Rio catches Ryback with the Cross Arm Breaker, but Ryback powers up and picks up Del Rio with one arm. Ryback then counters into Shell Shocked. Axel then pulls Ryback off before the referee counts three. Axel claws back into the ring, and Ambrose surprises him with an Oklahoma Roll for the win!
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Ryback and Curtis Axel double-team Ambrose before the rest of The Shield runs out to help. Seth Rollins throws Axel out of the ring as Roman Reigns Spears Ryback in the ring. Rollins then hits Axel with a suicide dive before throwing him into the ring. Reigns then takes Axel out with a Superman Punch! The Shield then lay out Axel with a Triple Powerbomb, and they stand tall as Smackdown comes to an end!
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com