WWE Extreme Rules
July 14, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
Finn Balor (Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Solid opener for the Kickoff show. Nakamura won the IC title after hitting the Kinshasa. It looks like Nakamura is in line for a renewed singles push.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Drew Gulak (Champion) vs. Tony Nese
Good match. Gulak retained his title.
No Holds Barred Tag Team Match
The Undertaker and Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre
This was a wild match. Elias got involved but was eventually taken out by Taker. Taker also took out Shane and Reigns speared McIntyre. Taker won the match after hitting Shane with the tombstone. Reigns left Taker in the ring so he could soak up the cheers from the fans. Taker looked good and in good shape. The announcers talked about how great he looked and Michael Cole said we don’t know how many times we’ll be able to enjoy seeing Taker in the ring.
A commercial aired for Raw reunion featuring the return of several former WWE stars including Stone Cold, Hulk Hogan and Diesel. The reunion takes place a week from this Monday in Tampa.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
The Revival (Champions) vs. The Usos
Very good match. The Revival won clean with the Shatter Machine to retain their titles. This is what tag team wrestling should be.
Aleister Black vs. Cesaro
These guys work very well together. This was a very competitive-looking match. Black won the match with the Black Mass. Hopefully, they have some rematched because this was a very good match.
Backstage segment with Carmella and R-Truth. Truth is looking for Hornswoggle (Drake Maverick). Alexa Bliss stepped in. Bliss pointed Truth in the direction to find Hornswoggle. Bliss gave Nikki Cross a present. It was a “Twisted Bliss Coffee” t-shirt. The Street Profits appeared. They want to know where the party will be after Bliss wins the SmackDown Women’s Title. Bliss said she and Nikki Cross would be co-champions but Street Profits were skeptical about Bliss really being willing to share the title if she wins. Cross said that she and Alexa would do anything for each other and they will become co-champions tonight.
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship – 2-on-1 handicap match
Bayley (Champion) vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
Cross started the match for a few seconds and then she tagged in Bliss. Bliss and Cross worked well together but Bayley was able to get her knees up with Bliss hit Twisted Bliss. She also nailed Cross with a knee as Cross went for a move off the top. Bayley hit the diving elbow and pinned Cross.
Last Man Standing Match
Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley
They brawled all over the arena, including the concession stand area and in the crowd. Late in the match, Lashley charged at Strowman over the barricade but Lashley was tossed into the international announcer’s table that was located near the crowd. They brawled up through another section of the crowd. Strowman tried to shove a fan (probably a plant) in front of Lashley. Strowman powerslammed Lashley off the bleachers and into a gimmicked area as fans chanted “holy sh*t” and “ECW.” The referee counted, Strowman somehow appeared by punching through a wall. Lashley never got up so he was counted out and Strowman won.
Backstage interview with The Club.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship – Triple Threat Match
Daniel Bryan and Rowan (Champions) vs. The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods) vs. Heavy Machinery
This was a fun match that got really good at the end when it was Bryan and Big E in the ring for a minute or so. Big E and Xavier won the titles after hitting the Midnight Hour. They celebrated backstage with Kofi Kingston.
Paul Heyman grabbed a mic and walked out to the stage area. Heyman said “I am Philadelphia” and “I am the entire concept of Extreme” so he will be damned if he leaves Philadelphia on an Extreme show without being part of history. Heyman said tonight, his client Brock Lesnar will cash in the Money In The Bank contract. Heyman said he will have the honor and privilege of leaving Philadelphia with WWE Champion or Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Heyman teased that he might not be telling the truth so he could still be trolling.
WWE United States Championship
Ricochet (Champion) vs. AJ Styles
Styles won the title with a Styles Clash off the middle rope, thanks to interference from Gallows.
Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler
This lasted less than a minute. Owens won with the Stone Cold Stunner. Owens grabbed the microphone and said that last Tuesday night on SmackDown, every time Shane McMahon takes up TV time from people who deserve it that it makes everyone sick. Owens said he would have gotten suspended or fired if not for Shane being tombstoned by The Undertaker. Owens said Shane McMahon could kiss his ass and go straight to hell.
Kofi Kingston (Champion) vs. Samoa Joe
Kingston retained after hitting Trouble in Paradise. There was no sign of Brock Lesnar.
Winner Take All Mix Tag Team Extreme Rules Match
Seth Rollins (Universal Champion) and Becky Lynch (Raw Women’s Champion) vs. Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans
This match featured weapons including tables, chairs and kendo stick. There was one moment that shocked fans when Corbin hit End of Days on Becky and that caused Rollins to go nuts with kendo stick shots and chair shots and multiple stomps to the head. Rollins pinned Corbin but Lesnar’s music played. He hit several suplexes and then cashed in. He hit the F5 and pinned Rollins to win the Universal Title.