WWE Extreme Rules is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., July 19, 2020) from the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida at 7:00 pm ET, live on the WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event.
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WWE EXTREME RULES QUICK RESULTS
- Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt goes into the water and the Fiend comes out and I have no idea, y’all.
- Drew McIntyre def. Dolph Ziggler
- Sasha Banks def. Asuka, maybe?
- Seth Rollins def. Rey Mysterio
- Bayley def. Nikki Cross
- Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro def. The New Day
- Kevin Owens def. Murphy
WWE EXTREME RULES LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
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The pre-show kicks off with Scott Stanford and Peter Rosenberg in the studio to do all manner of pre-show business, joined at times by the WWE Backstage crew, consisting of Renee Young, Booker T, and John “Bradshaw” Layfield. New Day are interviewed, talking about how they went to the Yoda of Tables for advice on this match, none other than D-Von Dudley.
Montel Vontavious Porter and Bobby Lashley are interviewed backstage, primarily about how MVP is gonna win tonight.
Buddy Murphy vs. Kevin Owens
Murphy charging in, Owens nearly gets the Stunner but things break down into fisticuffs! Kev backing him into the ropes with strikes, Buddy blocks and lights him up, kick to the gut, again no Stunner! High knee from Murphy, only two! Shoving KO into the ropes, forearm to the kidneys and then one to the back of the neck!
Owens fighting back with elbows, off the ropes, Buddy with a reverse chinlock! Putting Murphy in the corner to get out of it, he gets a boot up, off the second, kick to the gut... DDT! Kev slow to capitalize, Manhattan Drop connects and he follows it up with a lariat that turns Buddy inside out! Senton, the knees are up!
Back suplex lift, Murphy goes into the turnbuckles, cannonball senton... NOPE! Chops in the corner to follow it up, headed up top, jockeying for position, Buddy knocks KO down and hits Meteora off the top for two! Owens with a hard right, kick to the inside thigh, pop-up powerbomb blocked, Murphy with a waistlock, Kev out with back elbows but Buddy’s got knees for him! SHEERDROP BRAINBUSTER BUT KEVIN OWENS KICKS OUT!
Fighting in the corner, Murphy sets him up top and climbs up after him. Buddy lands a gamengiri, jockeying for position, KO drops him... DOUBLE JUMP MOONSAULT ISN’T ENOUGH TO KEEP MURPHY DOWN! Owens with a superkick, Buddy staggers off the ropes...
Kevin Owens wins by pinfall with the Stunner.
We go back in the studio for some more pre-show business.
The main show kicks off with a video package emphasizing the “horror” part of the Horror Show.
Artist Collective (Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura) vs. New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) (c) (WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tables Match)
Two-on-two brawling right out the gates and the heels quickly take charge. Kingston turns the tide with a double stomp, E with a belly-to-belly on Cesaro and they head to the floor to get the tables. Artist Collective cut them off before they can get one set up but New Day turn the tide and put them into the barricade and the steel steps.
Working Cesaro over, electric chair lifts him but Nakamura makes the save! Artists get a table set up in the middle of the ring, looking to superplex Kofi through it but E makes the save! Powerbomb lift on Shinsuke, he floats out, Cesaro military pressing Kingston but he slips out... BIG E SPEAR THROUGH THE ROPES!
New Day set the Swiss Superman up on a table on the ramp and head back inside. Kofi off the ropes, E launches him to the floor but Shinsuke and Cesaro hold the table up and he bounces off it! Heels rearrange the table and set Kingston atop it, going for a suplex but Big makes the save! Clobbering E on the apron, disdainful kicks ensue.
Big off the ropes, clobbered by stereo knees, he manages to suplex Cesaro back in only to get hit by a Kinshasa! Nakamura goes to the floor after to get a table out, unfolding it on the floor. KOFI KINGSTON TRUST FALL SENTON! Big E suplexes Cesaro and puts boots to him in the corner! Big men jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, their partners brawling, Kingston gets back body dropped ot the floor!
E barely hanging in there, Cesaro dumps him back inside, heels with a double leg... SWING INTO THE KINSHASA! Kofi off the top, diving double axehandle, off the ropes, a forearm knocks Nakamura down and he hits a plancha right on top of him! Rolling Cesaro back inside, punches in the corner, they’ve got Kofi up, cross-arms...
Artist Collective win, Cesaro putting Kofi Kingston through tables with a Ricola Bomb to the floor to win the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
Post-match, the new champs get up in the commentary booth and talk about how actions speak louder than words.
Kabuki Warriors, Alexa Bliss, and Nikki Cross are backstage getting Nikki psyched up for her match.
Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)
Collar and elbow, Bayley immediately backing her into the corner and breaking dirty with a slap across the face at referee Dan Engler’s five-count. Cross with a go-behind but the champ immediately slings her off and flexes! Back to the lockup, this time it’s Nikki that puts her into the corner and slaps her across the face!
Charging in, rolling neckbreaker... NOPE! Bayley bails to the floor, Cross with a slingshot kick, tornado DT on the floor! Throwing the champion back inside, headed up top, diving crossbody for two! Another crossbody, another two count, Bayley heads to the floor and begs off but just eats a crossbody to the floor!
Champion putting Cross into the barricade a few times, back inside, cover for two. Right hands, choking her over the middle rope, elbow drop gets two. Shoulder thrusts, snapmare, reverse chinlock, Bayley pressing the attack with a fierceness. Dragging her to the floor, into the ring skirt for repeated forearms.
Nikki slides down and goes out of sight, and it turns out she crawled across the ring to set up her own assault of forearms with Bayley trapped in the ring skirt! Back inside, Stunner over the middle rope, Tube Man elbow, using Bayley’s own moves against her! Bayley-to-Belly blocked, Cross takes her down into an arm-trap crossface!
Bayley capitalizes, Bayley-to-Belly connects... CROSS KICKS OUT! Up top, jockeying for position, champion hits a superplex for a tight two! Cross with a schoolboy for a tight two of her own, she puts Bayley into the post when she goes for the through-the-corner dropkick! Shove to the midsection, throat thrust, float over for an inverted DDT!
A rush of dropkicks, corner bulldog, Nikki Cross is fired up! Heading up top, nobody home, roll-through, go-behind... RIPCORD REGAL CUTTER CAN’T PUT BAYLEY AWAY! Back suplex to follow it up, another one, cover for two. Setting Cross across the top ropes, running knee for a nearfall. Charging in again, Nikki ducks and the champ goes head-first into the turnbuckles!
Cross dragging her to the apron... DRAGON SCREW NECK WHIP OFF THE APRON! Bayley staggering to her feet, back inside, Nikki with a neckbreaker drop... SO CLOSE! Sasha Banks up on the apron to run interference, she had passed Bayley her ring, cheap shot while Engler’s back is turned...
Bayley wins by pinfall with the Stroke to retain the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Montel Vontavious Porter and Bobby Lashley come to the ring for a promo wherein MVP informs us that he’s won the United States Championship by forfeit because Apollo Crews is unable to compete after Bobby Lashley choked him out too hard with the United States Championship.
They leave without incident but commentary acts like no transfer of title happened so I guess we should assume Apollo is in fact still champ.
Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins (Eye for an Eye Match)
Rollins has pliers but Mysterio comes from behind with a dropkick! Seth bails and tries to smash him into the steel steps but Rey heads back inside. Sling Blade connects and Rollins finally takes his jacket off. Mysterio gets the pliers and drags a table out from under the ring, as well as a piece of rebar to use as a weapon.
Seth equalizes the rebar with a kendo stick, going to spike him in the eye with it but Rey trips him up! Quebrada, Rollins catches him, Mysterio floats out ot the apron, headscissors puts him in position for the 619 but Seth rolls to the floor. Back up on the apron, trading strikes over the ropes, pop-up tijeras countered... ROLLINS HITS PAROXYSM ON THE APRON!
Trying to gouge Rey’s eye out, literally telling him “I’m gonna get that eye...” as he stalks after him, trying to put him into the steel steps and then into the barricade after. Back inside, he throws Rey out of the ring and he bounces off a folded table with a wicked thud! Putting boots to him, going to use one of the feet on a folding chair to gouge an eye out but instead he unfolds it atop Mysterio and just uses his hands!
Rey fights back, chair to the midsection, Rollins dodges a shot with it and folds him over the announce table, grabbing a pen to try and gouge his eye out! Turnbuckle wrench, Seth misses and Mysterio puts him eye-first into the corner of the announce table! Using the chair himself now, Rollins fights Rey off and waffles him from behind with it!
Seth ties Mysterio to the bottom rope with a length of string! Rey headbutts him away, kicks, a short headscissors puts Rollins face-first into the post and gives him the time to untie himself. Seth with a kendo stick, he attacks Mysterio and then lodges it into the turnbuckle hole on the post. Rey stops himself short of getting rammed into it and takes it out!
Springboard seated senton sets up a satellite headscissors, dropkick, Mysterio up top... FROG SPLASH! Trying to gouge Seth’s eye out, boot up on the charge... ROLLINS WITH A ROLLING GALLON THROW! Charging in, Blackout denied, Rey hits a tornado DDT and both guys are down and out! To the floor, electric chair, Mysterio hits him in the face with a kendo stick and sunset flip powerbombs him into the barricade!
Off the ropes... SUICIDE SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB INTO THE BARRICADE! Rey breaks the kendo stick over his knee and grabs a shard of it! Kneeling on Rollins on the apron, he jams the wood into his eye! Seth fights out of it, referee Rod Zapata checks on him but he’s still got both eyes so it ain’t over! 619 to the eye!
Back to the floor, Rollins gets control and tries to put Rey into the steps but the legend slips out and hits Blackout on the floor! Grabbing a handful of hair, jamming Seth eye-first into the corner of the steps... ROLLINS WITH A MULE KICK TO THE GENTLEMAN’S AREA! Seth kicks him in the head against the barricade!
Blackout connects, Rollins grabs Rey and tells him that he did this as he manhandles him and tries to drive him into the point of the steps! Squeezing his head, pushing him into the steps... Mysterio screams and slumps down! Rollins goes for a follow up but turns away and dry-heaves...
Seth Rollins wins by gouging Rey Mysterio’s eye out using the steel steps.
Post-match, Seth upchucks his dinner while medics and Dominik Mysterio help Rey to the back.
Backstage, Bayley is interviewed.
She’s all choked up about Rey losing an eye before informing him that he doesn’t have double vision because she’s still Bayley Dos Straps. She introduces her pal Sasha Banks and snatches the mic away before Kayla can ask any further questions.
Asuka (c) vs. Sasha Banks (WWE Raw Women’s Championship)
Collar and elbow, Asuka backs her into the corner and then Banks pushes her right across to the other one, breaking dirty with a forearm scrape at referee Danilo Anfibio’s count. Back to the lockup, side headlock from the Boss, shot off, mat slam, Asuka fires back with palm strikes and the Alarm Clock but Sasha takes her down into the Bank Statement crossface!
Asuka crawls for the ropes, Banks breaks the hold to stomp her hand! Test of strength, Asuka bridges, jockeying for position, into a flying armbar in the middle of the ring! Sasha rolls to get her feet on the ropes, jockeying for position over the ropes, springboard lucha arm drag! Overhand chops from the Boss, staggering the champ, another lucha arm drag gets countered with a kick to the face!
Banks to the apron, Asuka with the running hip attack to knock her down! Sliding kick off the apron keeps Sasha competitive, diving sunset flip through the ropes but the Empress counters with a stomp! Sliding knee off the apron, back inside, thinking Asuka Lock but Banks puts her into the corner for double knees.
Armbreaker over the turnbuckles, cover for two, kneeling on Asukas hand to set her up for small joint manipulation, wrenching her fingers back to the full extent of Anfibio’s count! Kneeling armbar from the challenger, shifting gears to an inverted standing surfboard, and then breaking with a kick to the face.
Cover for two, striking in the corner, double knees ensue! Banks with a Vader Bomb knee drop... NOPE! Back to the surfboard, Asuka fights out, short-arm knees... URAKEN LAYS SASHA OUT! She pops up and comes back with a short headscissors into the turnbuckles only for Asuka to kick her legs out from under her and hit a Codebreaker!
Asuka off the ropes, running hip attack sidestepped, Banks with a kick to the back of the head and she’s looking for a German suplex off the apron! Asuka hanging on for dear life, turning it around, forearms to the back, Banks slips under her... POWERBOMB INTO THE LEXAN OF THE BARRICADE! Back inside, up top, frog splash... ASUKA KICKS OUT!
Arm-trap crossface is locked in, Asuka reaching and crawling, she gest the ropes but Banks takes as much of the count as she can! Action to the apron, champ with forearms and front kick, trying to find a way to end it, waistlock over the ropes, bridging pin, no good! Duck a lariat, huge German suplex to Banks! Chest kicks follow, sliding knee... STILL NO!
Banks blocks one but gets caught by a German suplex, the Empress hammers her with a hip attack for another tight two! Headed up top, missile dropkick sidestepped, the Boss with a running knee... NOT ENOUGH! Up top, jockeying for position, overhead elbows knock the champion to the mat. Climbing back up... GERMAN SUPERPLEX BUT SASHA ROLLS THROUGH!
Corner knees, back up top but she slips off the ropes and comes up lame! Clutching her knee, screaming about how she has to be the champion, slugging it out forearm for forearm with Asuka on their knees and to their feet. Catch the arm, looking for an armbar, but ASuka gets the Asuka Lock! She can’t lock her hands, Bayley runs interference and ends up brawling with Kairi Sane on the floor!
Victory roll, reversed, jockeying for positon back and forth, Asuka Lock applied on the mat! Nowhere to go, reaching and stretching, Bayley tosses a title belt in and Banks taps but the referee doesn’t catch it! Asuka with a roundhouse kick to Bayley! The Boss has a tag title in her hands, referee Danilo Anfibio takes it away.
She turns around to see Asuka ready for the mist but she spits in Danilo’s face when Banks ducks her! Asuka Lock applied but Bayley comes in and nails her with the title! She pulls the ref’s shirt off his back and puts it on! Cover... Bayley counts the three and demands the bell! The timekeeper eventually rings it and Sasha’s music plays, so I guess...
Sasha Banks wins by pinfall with a lateral press to win the WWE Raw Women’s Championship?
Charly Caruso is standing by with a medical update on Rey Mysterio.
He’s being taken to a local medical facility, but doctors say as long as the optic nerve isn’t severed and the blood vessels aren’t completely destroyed, there’s a chance to save Rey’s vision in that eye.
Dolph Ziggler announces the stipulation after introductions...
Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew McIntyre (c) (WWE Championship Extreme Rules for Dolph Ziggler Only and Also No Champion’s Advantage)
Ziggler to the floor for plunder and McIntyre punches him in the face! Smashing him into the announce table and the barricade before taking the action back inside. Throwing Dolph across the ring, ready for the Claymore but he rolls to the floor! Back inside, chairshot, Drew grabs the chair and throws it out of the ring!
Ziggler with a superkick attempt, McIntyre catches it and belly-to-bellies him so hard he falls to the floor! Chops on the floor, Dolph puts him face-first into the post and then into the barricade! Getting a table out from under the ring as Drew breaks the count! Stalling suplex on the floor, realizing that putting Ziggler through the table will lose him the title and McIntyre turns the suplex around so Dolph lands on the floor!
Back inside, revolution Liger Bomb... NOPE! Drawing Ziggler to his feet, he calls him pathetic but Dolph kicks him in the gentleman’s area! Ziggler gets some chairs out and waffles Drew in the back over and over! Chairshot to the throat, Drew to the floor, gasping, but he catches Dolph on a dive and rams him into the apron before belly-to-belly suplexing him over the announce desk!
Clearing the announce table, setting Ziggler on top of it but Dolph counters and kicks him to the floor... FAMEASSER OFF THE TABLE! Back inside, off the top with a brain chop but Ziggler dodges and locks a bodyscissors sleeper hold in! Drew gets the ropes but it means nothing! Flagging but not failing, down on one knee and he slings Dolph off his back!
Ziggler posts him a few times, but McIntyre turns the tide and takes him to the floor. Double leg, catapult into the Lexan barrier on the barricade! Back inside, inverted Alabama Slam connects in the middle of the ring! Countdown to the Claymore... DOLPH TAKES HIS LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HIM WITH A CHAIRSHOT! ZIG ZAG! DREW KICKS OUT!
Sending Ziggler to the floor, but Dolph puts him on a table with a superkick! Up top, perching on the post... DIVING ELBOW DROP THROUGH THE TABLE! MCINTYRE BARELY BEATS THE COUNT AND SAVES HIS TITLE! Ziggler screams bloody murder, back inside, Drew hits him with the headbutt! Underhooks, Future Shock countered with a kick to the knee, Fameasser, another Zig Zag... ROCK BOTTOM ON A CHAIR BUT MCINTYRE KICKS OUT!
Tuning up the band, Drew gets up...
Drew McIntyre wins by pinfall with the Claymore to retain the WWE Championship.
Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt (Wyatt Swamp Fight)
Strowman drives up to the swamp and parks right in front of Wyatt, who’s rocking on his chair in the middle of the road. He tells Bray that he’s home and... the lights... go out... in the swamp? They come back up and Wyatt has disappeared, leaving Braun to throw the chair into a sign that reads “abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”
The Monster Among Men walks through the woods and gets blindsided by Not Luke Harper, who is wearing a mask. Not Erick Rowan joins in the fun in his dark boiler suit and mask, and Braun manages to fend them off only to be confronted by... himself? He’s wearing the black sheep mask and carrying a shovel, and he whacks himself with it!
Strowman wakes up somewhere in the Wyatt Family Compound, chained to a rocking chair and tormented by visions of all kinds of stuff. Broken Out in Love begins playing in the background as he starts rocking and then stops himself as Swamp Wizard Bray Wyatt walks up to him holding the lantern. Braun demands to be let loose, but Bray just welcomes him home and asks how he likes the place.
He tells Wyatt he hates him and Bray rambles back at him, saying he knows that his success is hollow and temporary, and what will they think when his fifteen minutes are up? He knows the answer, because Strowman can’t see where he belongs. They’re a bacteria, an infection, they invade and destroy, but Braun is special like he is.
That’s why he needs him, because together they could be like gods and rule this place. He tells Strowman that he’s not going back. He says Braun is a weapon that he will wield, but to get there he needs to destroy the monster he’s become. Strowman says he’ll never go back to doing Bray’s bidding, and Wyatt asks if he wants to see something really scary.
A shadowy figure walks from across the room holding a snake, waving it in Braun’s face and striking with it! Strowman wakes up unchained and fights off an attack from Not Harper and Not Rowan! A man with a shovel attacks him but Braun breaks the shovel and kicks him into the fire! Dude runs off, still on fire, screaming into the night.
A feminine voice calls out to Strowman from the darkness, asking him to come home. It’s Alexa Bliss, telling Braun to follow her! He stumbles off after the voice as she calls out, promising they’ll be together forever. Bray attacks and Braun knocks him out and into a boat! Wyatt drifts off into the night.
Strowman looks out into the water and sees the boat returning, empty. He wades out into the water and confirms that it’s empty, and Bray clocks him with the handle of a shovel! Choking Braun, trying to drown him in the swamp, he holds him under until the bubbles stop! Strowman comes up, gasping for air, and climbs back to the safety of the dock.
Bray waffles him with a shovel and draws him up but Braun shoves him away and stalks after him! Hitting him again and again with the handle, he lets out a primal scream as Strowman writhes in pain on the dock. Braun back up on his feet, Wyatt laughs but Strowman kicks him through a railing and back into the water!
He looks into the water and says it’s over.
We get the Extreme Rules bug that indicates it’s over.
Bray reaches up and pulls him into the water!
Wyatt comes up and gasps but gets pulled back in.
A red light shines through the water and the Fiend comes up, laughing.
I have no idea how to call a finish to that.
That’s the show, folks.