This is The Horror Show at Extreme Rules live coverage. That name looks even sillier in print.
We’ll be back for live coverage right at the beginning of the show on the WWE Network. Earlier this morning, Chris DePetrillo wrote about a WWE horror show that he liked. You can read his thoughts on the film from 2013, No One Lives.
The New Day Vs Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura
This is a tables match.
Decent brawling early on. There was a table tease in the ring with both teams trying to set someone to get thrown through the table off the top rope. Big E hit Cesaro with a spear under the top rope that was near the table. Kofi came over the top and ate the table which Nakamura sat up.
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Kofi nearly put Nakamura through the table as Nakamura was bounced off the apron. Cesaro had Kofi up for a powerbomb up on the turnbuckle. Two tables were stacked on top of each other outside. Nakamura helped him get Kofi up and he put Kofi through both to win the match and the Smackdown titles.
Winner: Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura
Nikki Cross Vs Bayley
Alexa Bliss is in Cross’ corner and Sasha Banks is in Bayley’s.
Bayley is way overconfident and Nikki is the underdog babyface who came to fight. Cross caught Bayley off-guard and nearly beat her with a neck breaker. It’s hit and run for Cross as she’s on fire. She hit a high cross for another near fall. Bayley got the upper hand by slamming her face against the plexiglass outside the ring.
Bayley hit the Bayley-to-Belly for a two count. Bayley is trying to wear her down. Cross got a comeback, went to the top rope, and Bayley avoided her. Cross got another near fall. She’s frustrated with not getting the pinfall. She gave Bayley two back suplexes for a near fall. Bayley rushed the corner hit her head on the middle rope. Cross dumped her on her head with a neck breaker from the apron to the floor.
Back in the ring, Sasha gave Bayley her Boss ring. Bayley hit her in the gut with it and gave her a face-buster finisher for the pin. Excellent match.
Apollo Crews vs. MVP not happening because commentary says he didn't pass his pre-match physical due to an injury from last month at the hands of Bobby Lashley. Saxton says it was a bulging disc. #ExtremeRules
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MVP came out and took the US title, put it on, and walked out with Bobby Lashley. Not sure what’s going on with Apollo Crews.
Seth Rollins Vs Rey Mysterio
This is an eye for an eye match. It doesn’t look like it’s a cinematch, but maybe there will be a taped portion of this match.
The premise of this entire match is idiotic and I’m sure would be 10 times better if it was just a straight match. Mostly so far, both men are going for the eye, while doing a wrestling match. Which if you think about it, is ridiculous.
There has been comedic over-acting and attempts at eye gouging with weapons. But it’s also just a wrestling match, which some really good wrestling. But it’s meaningless because this is supposed to be a match where you pull someone’s eye out. You can’t have an actual wrestling match with these stipulations. And it’s so dumb.
Rey tried to jam a stick into Seth’s eye. He then put Seth’s face on the edge of the ring steps to try and jam Seth’s eye further into his head?
Seth Rollins gave Rey a curb stomp to the floor. Somehow, he also popped Rey’s eye off by pushing it into the corner of the ring steps. That was the dumbest match I’ve ever watched and that’s saying something.
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Winner: Seth Rollins
Asuka Vs Sasha Banks
Very competitive back and forth early on. Asuka rammed her knee into Sasha’s face and gave her the hip attack (I mean, really it’s the butt attack) to the outside. Sasha started tweaking Asuka’s fingers. Marty Scurll would be proud. Asuka was in a sitting position and Asuka sat on her neck while pulling her arms up. Banks is wearing her down.
Asuka used her kicks and a spinning backfist to start her comeback. Sasha slammed her head into the turnbuckle, but then ate a codebreaker while sitting on the top rope. Asuka missed the butt attack. They traded attempts at suplexing each other to the outside, but Sasha went underneath her and powerbombed her into the plexiglass. Sasha went to the top and hit a frog splash for a near fall and then put on the Bank Statement.
Asuka hit two German suplexes and then a butt attack for a two count. Sasha hit a running knee for a two. Asuka had Sasha on the top rope and was going to German suplex her from the top, but Sasha did backward revolution to land on her feet, but she may have jarred her knee (in storyline). Asuke had on the Asuka lock. Bayley tried to interfere and Kairi Sane went for the save. Something may have happened with Sasha’s hair as she was holding it and it kind of ruined the finish. Bayley came in and threw the belt in the ring. The ref had to pretend to play dumb. Asuka spit the mist but it missed Sasha and went into the ref’s eyes. The ref was out of commission so Bayley hit Asuka with the belt and then took off the ref’s shirt, put it on, and counted the pin.
I’m not actually sure what happened. I’m not sure if Sasha actually won. I mean, I hope not.
Dolph Ziggler Vs Drew McIntyre
Dolph’s stipulation is an Extreme Rules for Dolph only. Also, if Drew gets counted out or DQ’d, Dolph gets the title.
After Drew dominated early (and suplexed him on the outside floor after choosing to not do it through a table), Dolph kicked him low and then pulled out chairs. Dolph was in control and hit a FameAsser on the outside. Billy Gunn would’ve won with that move. Here, it was just a transition into a sleeper hold inside the ring. Drew tried to grab the rope but Dolph didn’t have to break.
Drew set up the Claymore, but Drew hit him with a chair. He hit the Zig Zag for a near fall. Ziggler gave Drew an elbow drop through a table as Drew was on a table outside the ring.
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Drew was nearly counted out. Drew took another FameAsser, a Zig Zag, and a Rock Bottom on top of a chair. Two count.
Dolph set up the Sweet Chin Music but right as he started, McIntyre kipped up and hit the Claymore for a win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
It’s time for the swamp fight.
Bray Wyatt Vs Braun Strowman
Bray is sitting in his rocking chair as he awaits Strowman, who drives up. He said, “I’m home.” This looks sort of like the Boneyard Match in the way that it’s shot. Even though Strowman’s headlights were still on, it went dark and then Bray wasn’t sitting in the chair anymore. Strowman threw the chair. Some people jumped Strowman and he fought them off. I think they were supposed to be Rowan and Harper. The screen went back to a funhouse like setting and Bray was cheering on Braun.
Braun was hit with a shovel by himself in a sheep mask. He’s chained to the rocking chair. Bray comes out with the lantern. I think we saw Sister Abigail. Braun had to fight off someone. Then he saw a visage of Alexa Bliss who he desperately was in love with. Then Bray attacked him. They ended up in the swamp and Bray tried to drown him.
Out of the swamp, Bray beat him with a club. Then it looked like Bray drowned. The WWE graphic to send us home was on the screen. But then Bray came up out of the water and attacked Braun. Out came the Fiend. I’m not sure who won. That was it. The end.