The WWE opening promo plays.
A video package runs focusing on the “extreme” theme of tonight’s Pay Per View event and how Extreme Rules is the fallout from Wrestlemania 26.
A graphic opening hits welcoming us to WWE Extreme Rules. We go live to the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland where a huge display of pyro goes off.
After Josh Mathews did the introduction for the match, Triple H’s music played and he didn’t walk out. We see a shot of the confused announce team and then a camera heads backstage. We see Triple H on top of Sheamus hitting some big right hands. Sheamus eventually gets out, grabs a pipe and decks Triple H with it. WWE referees hit the scene and try to break it up. Sheamus hits Triple H a second time with the pipe. Triple H is out. Sheamus walks off and WWE referees attend to him.
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Big Show and The Miz are on their way out to the arena. Miz grabs a mic and said it looks like this show didn’t start off like everyone thought it would. He said lets start off the show with some real exciting, the greatest tag team in WWE history, ShoMiz. Miz said they shouldn’t take his word for it, they should take Bret Hart’s word for it. He brings up how Bret Hart made a promise to call ShoMiz the greatest tag team in WWE history of he beat David Hart Smith, which he did. Miz asks the crowd to chant that along with him. The fans in Baltimore boo. He said tomorrow night live on Raw, Bret Hart will make that statement and they have no problem proving it. He said the only problem is they have a lack of competition so they begged, hoped and prayed to the WWE brass to give them some real competition. Smackdown GM Teddy Long walks out. Long said he has his hands full with what just went down in the back and it appears he has his hands full with ShoMiz. He said he has a team in mind to face ShoMiz tonight and if they win they will become #1 contenders for the WWE Unified Tag Team Championships. Miz said they aren’t scare and tells Long to head to the back to work on how he will screw up the Draft tomorrow for Smackdown. Long said he will add another team if Miz wants to keep shooting his mouth off. He adds three teams to the mix. Miz keeps mocking Long and Big Show puts his hand over Miz’s mouth. Long said if they can beat all three teams tonight then maybe they can call themselves the best. But if not, the team that pins them will become #1 contenders and get shots at the titles tomorrow night on Raw.
Big Show & The Miz vs. John Morrison & R-Truth
We kick off with Big Show and Miz facing the first team of Morrison and R-Truth. Morrison and Truth get in a big double team flip drop on Miz. Truth is the legal man, gets in a big right hand and Miz escapes to tag in Big Show. Big Show levels Truth with a big tackle. Big Show with big shots to the body. Big Show slaps the chest of Truth, tags in Miz and Miz kicks Truth in the face. Cover and Truth kicks out. Miz drives his knee into the back of Truth and applies a chin lock. Tag to Big Show and Morrison. Morrison with a dropkick on Big Show. Show stays on his feet. Show launches Morrison into the corner, takes a boot from Morrison, but grabs Morrison by the throat, attempts a chokeslam, Morrison slaps a triangle choke on Big Show as he falls back into the ropes and both Truth and Miz go over the top rope. The referee starts counting to five for Morrison and he won’t break the submission. The referee calls for the bell. Morrison and Truth are disqualified.
Winners via DQ: Big Show & The Miz
Out next is MVP and Mark Henry.
Big Show & The Miz vs. MVP & Mark Henry
Big Show is still out favoring his neck and shoulders after the triangle choke. This leaves Miz alone with Henry who gets in a big headbutt. MVP gets the tag and gets in a big back suplex and elbows to the head. MVP with a facebuster on Miz, hits the ropes and hits the “ballin” elbow drop. Cover and Big Show breaks it up. MVP with the Playmaker on Miz. MVP goes for the pinfall, Big Show pops up and catches MVP with a knockout punch.
Winners: Big Show & The Miz
Out next is The Hart Dynasty with Bret “The Hitman” Hart and Natalya.
Big Show & The Miz vs. The Hart Dynasty
Hart Dynasty hits the ring and both David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd hit the Hart Attack on Miz. Smith covers Miz and gets the pinfall.
Winners & #1 Contenders for the WWE Unified Tag Team Championships: The Hart Dynasty
Backstage, Todd Grisham is looking for an update with Triple H when Sheamus walks up. Sheamus said Triple H can either be a man tonight and forfeit the match or stay in the back.
If CM Punk loses, he gets his head shaved
Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk w/ The Straight Edge Society
The bell rings and Mysterio points at the barber shop chair sitting in the entrance area. Punk walks forwards and gets in a few kicks to the gut on Mysterio. Punk continues the kicks to the body of Mysterio. Mysterio fires back with a big dropkick. Punk tosses Mysterio out of the ring and Mysterio slides under the bottom rope and lands on his feet. Punk jumps out and Mysterio charges hitting a quick huracanrana takedown. Mysterio knocks Punk into the ropes back in the ring going for an early 619. Punk counters attempting an early GTS. Mysterio breaks that up and Punk catches Mysterio with a big powerslam resulting in a two count. Punk tosses Mysterio out of the ring once again and this time Mysterio lands right on his chest. Serena walks up and gets in a cheap shot on Mysterio. Punk walks out and kicks Mysterio in the back. Punk tosses Mysterio back in the ring and gets in a quick senton splash over the top rope. Cover and Mysterio kicks out after two. Punk locks on a reverse triangle on Mysterio. Mysterio fights out, gets in a few kicks, rolls through a sunset flip attempt by Punk and kicks Punk right in the head.
Punk tosses Mysterio against the ropes, gets in a few shots to the back of his head, distracts the referee and Luke Gallows gets in a cheap shot. Punk with a quick backbreaker on Mysterio. Punk drops a few legs over Mysterio. Punk lifts Mysterio over his head against his back and starts stretching him. Mysterio breaks free, Punk attempts a powerbomb, Mysterio counters falling down on the chest of Punk, hooks a leg and Punk kicks out. Mysterio drops Punk face first into the corner. Mysterio kicks Punk back into the mat, goes up top, Punk is up and crotches Mysterio. Punk has Mysterio up for the GTS, Mysterio fights out and tosses Punk into the ropes. Mysterio hits the ropes and Serena tries to trip him up. Punk then levels Mysterio. The referee sees what Serena did and kicks both Serena and Luke Gallows to the back. Punk looks back and can’t believe it. Mysterio dropkicks Punk in the back of the head and then hits a huge springboard moonsault. In the ring, Mysterio connects with a seated senton and Punk counters with a dropkick to the ribs. Punk with a springboard flying forearm on Mysterio.
Series of counters by Mysterio on Punk. Punk gets Mysterio up for a GTS and Mysterio counters into a close pinfall. The crowd starts chanting “619” and Punk waves his finger yelling “No!” at the crowd. Mysterio tosses Punk into the ropes with a big huracanrana. Mysterio connects with the 619 on Punk. We then see someone come from under the ring and toss a steel chair inside. The referee sees the chair and goes to remove it. The person appears again and plants Mysterio face first into the mat on the outside. Punk crawls out, tosses Mysterio inside and hits the GTS. Punk covers Mysterio and gets the pinfall.
Winner: CM Punk
After the match, CM Punk rolls out of the ring and smiles in celebration. Michael Cole and the announcers all discuss who this mystery person could have been as we see a replay of how everything went down. Back live, Punk is sitting in the barbers chair and starts running his fingers through his hair as he laughs at Mysterio.
A promo for tomorrow night’s 2010 WWE Draft is shown.
Shad Gaspard vs. JTG
The referee puts the strap around the wrists of both Shad and JTG. The bell rings and here we go. Shad takes a few right hands from JTG, but uses strap to trip him up. Shad touches three of the corners and JTG breaks it up hitting Shad with the strap. JTG with a big shot to the chest of Shad using the strap. JTG rolls to the ring apron and Shad knocks him off using the strap. Shad touches one corner, a second corner, but can’t get anywhere near the third with JTG pulling back on the strap from the outside. Shad runs up and hits a knee to the gut of JTG. JTG grabs Shad by the neck and drops him over the top rope. Shad with a jumping leg drop off the top rope. JTG touches three of the corners, Shad pulls him back and drops him with a front suplex. Shad goes to the outside and pulls the strap driving JTG’s shoulder into the steel post. Shad then uses the strap over the shoulder of JTG some more. Wow, Matt Striker literally attempted to talk “hood” as Shad did this. Shad pulls JTG over his back and starts touching the corners. As Shad touches the corners, JTG is doing it as well. Both are even at three when JTG breaks it up. JTG hits a quick neckbreaker on Shad, jumps and gets the fourth corner to get the win.
Backstage, Todd Grisham gives an update on Triple H. The trainers said it appears unlikely Triple H will be able to compete later tonight.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Extreme Rules
Jack Swagger (c) vs. Randy Orton
Lots of takedowns by Swagger on Orton early on. Orton continued to attempt counters, but Swagger kept the action grounded. Swagger took a big elbow from Orton on the top turnbuckle. Swagger distracted Orton by grabbing a steel chair and then abandoning it. On the outside, Swagger gave Orton a huge suplex on the mat floor. Swagger drove Orton back first into the padded guard railing and then back first into the side of the ring. Orton attempted a comeback, but Swagger cut him off with a big belly-to-belly suplex. Swagger with a big snap suplex on Orton. Swagger drives Orton shoulder first into the steel ring post. Swagger then leaves the ring and grabs his World Championship belt. Swagger returns to the ring, tries to hit Orton and Orton counters with kicks and uppercuts. Swagger is able to power out and get a big takedown on Orton. Swagger with a big scoop slam on Orton. Swagger backs up, runs, attempts a springboard body splash, but Orton moves, picks up the World Championship belt and drives it into the chest of Swagger.
Orton then attempted his DDT through the ropes and Swagger is able to get his feet locked against the ring apron to prevent it. Swagger grabs a garbage can from under the ring and tries to hit Orton with it. Orton counters with a kick to the gut and then hits Swagger with the can a few times. Orton then drives Swagger head first off the announce table a few times as well. Orton with a big uppercut on Swagger. Orton then sends Swagger with force into the steel ring steps. Swagger is out over the bottom part of the steel steps and Orton starts stomping him in the head. Orton tosses Swagger back in the ring and starts stomping Swagger all over his body. Orton misses a flying knee on Swagger. Swagger leaves the ring and grabs a steel chair. As Swagger is coming in through the ropes, Orton kicks him in the chest, Swagger drops the chair and Orton gives him a DDT through the ropes. Orton then backs up and starts stalking Swagger. Orton then sees the chair and stops himself. Orton picks it up, sets it up in the middle of the ring and attempts an RKO over the chair.
As Orton goes to execute the RKO, Swagger counters and drops Orton back first over the chair. Swagger with a Gutwrench Powerbomb on Orton, cover and Swagger gets the pinfall.
Winner & STILL WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Jack Swagger
After the match, we see a series of replays leading to the finish. Back live, Jack Swagger throws the WWE World Heavyweight Championship over his shoulder and starts heading towards the ramp when Randy Orton runs up and plants him with a big RKO. Orton walks off frustrated as the crowd chants “RANDY! RANDY! RANDY!”
As Randy Orton walks up the ramp, Sheamus’ music hits and he walks down the ramp. Sheamus and Orton have a stare down and Sheamus continues on. Sheamus gets in the ring and demands the referee raise his hand after he took out Triple H earlier tonight. Backstage, Todd Grisham again states it appears Triple H will not compete tonight when the trainers room door opens. Triple H pushes Grisham aside and starts heading to the inside of the arena. A beat up Triple H is favoring his left arm as he heads down the ramp towards the ring.
Triple H vs. Sheamus
The bell rings and Triple H tackles Sheamus who tries to hit him with the steel pipe. Triple H clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope to the outside. Triple H tosses Sheamus into the announce table and then chest first into the padded guard railing. Triple H again sends Sheamus into the guard railing. Triple H tosses Sheamus into the ring and hits a quick spinebuster. Triple H attempts a Pedigree, but Triple H is unable to hook the arm of Sheamus with his left arm. Sheamus then levels Triple H with a big clothesline. Triple H rolls out of the ring and Sheamus follows hitting a sledgehammer punch to the head. Sheamus throws Triple H back in the ring and drops an elbow over his neck and chest. Sheamus with some big right hands to Triple H in the corner. Sheamus continues to work over the neck of Triple H dropping a knee over it. Sheamus continues to work on the neck applying a headlock. Sheamus changes to a rear chin lock that Triple H eventually counters into a back suplex. Sheamus with a big neckbreaker on Triple H.
Triple H fights back sending Sheamus shoulder first into the corner and hitting a quick DDT. Sheamus with a series of backbreakers on Triple H and Triple H continues to power out of pinfall attempts. A frustrated Sheamus then leaves the ring and grabs a steel pipe. Triple H catches Sheamus with a right hand to the gut to break it up. Triple H with a facebuster, hits the rope, Sheamus is back up and clocks Triple H with the steel pipe. Sheamus covers and Triple H somehow kicks out after two. Sheamus can’t believe it. Triple H counters a Celtic Cross attempt and sends Sheamus over the top rope. Sheamus grabs a kendo stick on the outside and Triple H gives him a drop toe hold into the steel steps. Triple H grabs the kendo stick and cracks it over the neck of Sheamus. Triple H with more shots to the body of Sheamus using the kendo stick. Triple H hits Sheamus in the head repeatedly with the kendo stick. Triple H attempts a Pedigree on Sheamus over the steel entrance ramp, but Sheamus counters with a back body drop.
Sheamus catches Triple H with a big running kick to the head. Sheamus tosses Triple H back in the ring and hits another running kick to the head. Triple H fights his way to his feet in the corner and the referee asks him if he wants to continue the match. Triple H crotch chops towards Sheamus. Sheamus runs forward with another kick to the head. Triple H bounces off the corner, Sheamus hits the ropes and hits another huge kick to the head. Sheamus covers Triple H and gets the pinfall.
After the match, Sheamus stands over Triple H and celebrates the win. A WWE trainer hits the ring to attend to Triple H. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, medical officials are trying to put a neckbrace on Triple H and then put him on a stretcher. Triple H takes the neckbrace off and pushes the stretcher aside. Triple H is then helped up the ramp by WWE trainers and officials. Sheamus then appears out of no where and clocks Triple H with another big kick to the head. This time Triple H stays down and is put on a stretcher by the medical officials.
A promo for WWE’s Over The Limit PPV on May 23 is shown.
Backstage, we see Edge getting ready for his match when Josh Mathews walks up trying to get a word about his match with Chris Jericho tonight. Edge says there is a lot of ways to win a Steel Cage match and promises he will not let Jericho win tonight.
WWE Women’s Championship – Extreme Makeover
Michelle McCool (c) w/ Layla & Vickie Guerrero vs. Beth Phoenix
Michelle McCool with some big uppercuts to Beth Phoenix early on. Phoenix with a close roll up for a two count on McCool. Phoenix with a diving attack off the top rope on McCool and then levels McCool with an elbow on the outside. Layla tried to interfere using a broom and Phoenix pushes her away. McCool sprays some hair spray in the face of Phoenix and tosses an ironing board in the ring. McCool hits Phoenix repeatedly with the iron board. McCool applies a body scissors on Phoenix. Jerry Lawler just said Vickie Guerrero is wearing some really nice mom jeans. McCool with kicks to the body of Phoenix. McCool puts the ironing board across the chest of Phoenix and kicks it into the chest of Phoenix. Phoenix is able to send McCool back first into a table full of female makeup products. McCool tries to use some more hair spray on Phoenix and ends up spraying it in the face of Layla and Vickie. Phoenix grabs a bucket and hits McCool with it in the ring. Phoenix plants the ironing board near the corner and puts McCool up top. Layla and Vickie use a mop and broom to kick Phoenix away who falls backwards onto the ironing board. That was the single strangest thing I’ve seen in WWE all year. Phoenix is able to rebound hitting the Glam Slam on McCool for the win.
Winner & NEW WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix
A promo for the Wrestlemania 26 collector’s edition DVD is shown.
Back live, the Steel Cage is starting to lower around the ring.
Backstage, Josh Mathews is with Chris Jericho. Mathews asks if Jericho’s loss to an NXT Rookie this week will have any affect on his match tonight. Jericho said one loss doesn’t change the fact that he has become the most successful wrestler in WWE history. He said losing to Heath Slater doesn’t change the fact that he is a big money player. Jericho promises to end the career of Edge tonight.
Edge vs. Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho takes his time before entering the cage. Jericho grabs a steel chair and cracks it against the side of the cage. Jericho gets close to the cage door and Edge dropkicks him into the guard railing. Edge goes after Jericho and tosses him inside the cage. The door shuts and the match officially begins. Jericho starts climbing up the cage and gets near the top when Edge gets hold of his trunks and pulls him down. Edge with big kicks to Jericho in the corner. Edge favors his achilles heel. Edge with a quick clothesline on Jericho. Jericho counters a catapult by holding on to the cage and climbing up. Jericho gets near the top when Edge catches up with him. Edge tosses Jericho off the top turnbuckle and back into the ring. Edge attempts a shoulder block and Jericho misses causing Edge to crash into the side of the cage. Jericho responds hitting a quick back suplex on Edge. Edge then responds sending Jericho into the cage with a high back body drop followed by a big face plant in the middle of the ring. Edge with a front suplex on Jericho.
Jericho with a running bulldog, misses a Lionsault, lands on his feet and then jumps on the cage. Jericho gets to the top, is turning his body to the other side and Edge jumps up to catch up with him. Jericho then powers Edge back down to the ring with a powerbomb and then into a Walls of Jericho. Edge gets to the ropes, but you can’t get a rope break in a steel cage. Edge brings himself up using the ropes and counters into an inverted DDT on Jericho. Edge with a big boot on Jericho. The fans start a loud “SPEAR” chant. Edge backs up in the corner and awaits Jericho to get on his feet. Jericho is up, Edge charges, Jericho turns and tries to escape through the cage door. Jericho has his hands on the floor as Edge hangs on. Edge grabs the steel chair away from Jericho and Jericho closes the cage door in the face of Edge. Jericho stands on his feet, smiles and starts walking down the steel ring steps. Jericho stops himself and decides to return inside demanding the referee lock the door. Jericho grabs the steel chair and yells at Edge to get up.
Jericho misses a shot with the steel chair and Edge catches Jericho with a Spear. Edge covers and Jericho somehow kicks out after two. Jericho with a Codebreaker on Edge. Cover and Edge kicks out. Jericho starts climbing up the cage and gets to the top. Edge sees this and tries to catch up. Edge grabs Jericho by the head and pulls him back inside back down to the top turnbuckle. Jericho catches Edge with an elbow causing Edge to fall and crotch himself on the top rope. Jericho climbs back up and gets over the top. Edge grabs Jericho’s arm through an open hole and locks it in. Jericho is dangling from the side of the cage. Edge jumps up and is at the top of the cage. Both are sitting down at the top and exchanging right hands. Jericho slides off the top and is grabbing Edge’s right leg. Edge is pulled down and jumps towards the other side of the cage. Jericho then springboards off the ropes, grabs Edge and pulls him off the cage into a Codebreaker. Jericho covers Edge and Edge kicks out. Jericho yells at Edge, “Stay down you stupid idiot!”
Jericho with a chop block on Edge. Jericho continues to yell at Edge saying he had his chance. Jericho tries hitting Edge in the ankle with a steel chair and Edge moves. Edge sends Jericho into all four sides of the steel cage. Edge sends Jericho into the corner, Jericho jumps up top and starts climbing up the cage. Edge pulls Jericho down and rams his head into the top of the cage a few times. Jericho falls back into the ring. Edge climbs down and Jericho starts crawling towards the cage door. Edge mocks Jericho and kicks him in the gut. Edge closes the cage door into the ankle and leg of Jericho. Jericho is screaming out in pain. Edge then stomps over the ankle of Jericho. Edge backs up to the corner and waits for Jericho to get on his feet. Edge with a Spear on Jericho, cover and gets the pinfall.
After the match, Edge exited the cage and celebrated his win.
WWE Championship – Last Man Standing
John Cena (c) vs. Batista
Lock up, Cena breaks it and catches Batista with a quick shoulder block. Batista rolls out in frustration. Batista returns to the ring and takes another shoulder block from Cena. Batista rolls out in frustration yet again. This time Batista grabs a steel chair (all legal) and returns to the ring. Cena dodges an attempt chair shot in the corner and catches Batista with a running bulldog. Cena with a quick suplex on Batista. The referee starts the count. Batista is up at four. Batista catches Cena with an elbow in the corner. Cena is up at two. Batista with a clothesline on Cena. Cena is back up after four, attempts an Attitude Adjustment and Batista counters sending Cena into the corner. Batista with a chop block on Cena. Batista rolls out and throws Cena’s left leg against the ring. Batista grabs another steel chair and rams it into the leg of Cena. Batista continues to work over Cena’s left leg. Batista with another big clothesline and Cena is down. Cena returns to his feet at six. Batista responds with a huge suplex on Cena.
Batista applies pressure on the back of Cena’s neck and holds onto the ropes to apply more pressure. Cena attempts a comeback with a series of right hands on Batista. Cena’s knee gives out on him in the process. Cena is able to power Batista shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Both return to the ring and Batista gets a figure four applied on Cena. Cena’s facials while being locked in the figure four were quite entertaining. Cena is able to turn Batista over and break up the figure four. Both men go down with a double clothesline as the referee starts the count. Cena is up first with a series of flying shoulder blocks, a twisting powerbomb and then hits the five knuckle shuffle. Batista then rolls out of the ring and grabs a wrench that is used to tighten the ropes for the ring. Batista grabs a steel chair, misses a shot with it and Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment over the steel chair in the ring. The referee starts the count. Batista is up at nine. Cena is up on the top turnbuckle waiting for Batista and Batista tosses the referee into the ropes.
Cena is crotched up on the top turnbuckle and Batista connects with a big Spear. The referee starts the count. Cena is up at seven and Batista gives Cena another Spear. Cena is up at eight. Batista leaves the ring and grabs a table. Batista sets the table up inside the ring and props it up against a corner. Cena goes after Batista and attempts an STF, but Batista turns over and kicks Cena away who goes crashing into the table in the corner. Batista then grabs Cena and sends him back first into the steel ring post on the outside. Cena is up at seven on the outside and Batista sends him crashing into the timekeepers barricade. Cena somehow fights his way back to his feet. Batista starts clearing off the announcers table and pulls the steel ring steps near the table. Batista grabs Cena, walks to the top of the steps, Cena counters putting Batista on his shoulders and connecting with the Attitude Adjustment that sends Batista crashing through the announce table! The referee starts the count and Batista somehow gets to his feet by nine. Cena looks on from the ring and can’t believe it.
Cena grabs another table from under the ring and tosses it inside. Cena tosses Batista back in the ring and attempts another Attitude Adjustment. Batista is able to counter and sends Cena through the table with a huge spinebuster. The referee starts the count. Cena somehow fights to his feet at nine. Batista with a Batista Bomb on Cena. The referee counts. Cena again gets on his feet at nine. Batista tosses the bottom part of steel ring steps into the ring. Cena drops Batista and gets him in the STF. Batista starts tapping out, but it doesn’t matter. Cena keeps it locked in. Batista is passed out. The referee begins his count…1…2…3…4…5…6…7…8…9…Batista is on his feet. Cena then trips up Batista and hog ties him using duct tape around the steel ring post. Cena returns to the ring and stares down Batista. The referee starts the count and reaches 10.
Winner & STILL WWE Champion: John Cena
After the match, John Cena grabs the WWE Championship and holds it up high in celebration.