Extreme Rules 2021

Nationwide Arena
Columbus, Ohio

September 26, 2021

 

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

An Extreme Rules hype video opens up the show.

We go into the Nationwide Arena to see a big pyrotechnics display. Of course, there are technical errors on Peacock as the English commentary has what sounds like two or three other commentary languages behind it.

6-Man Tag Team Match
The New Day (WWE Champion Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods) vs. AJ Styles, Omos, and Bobby Lashley
It’ll be Xavier Woods starting against AJ Styles. Styles kicks and clubs Woods down. Styles goes for a suplex, but Woods lands on his feet and chops Styles back. Woods bounces him off the turnbuckle and chops the chest again. Woods sends him headfirst into the top turnbuckle before having a whip reversed. Woods counters a tilt-a-whirl, but Styles quickly catches him with a Calf Crusher. Woods desperately gets to the bottom rope to break the hold. Kofi Kingston tags in, and a “Kofi” chant picks up. Kingston kicks away at Styles and goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Styles ducks. They each flip through a back suplex before Styles chop blocks him. Styles points at Big E and shouts for him to tag in. Kingston obliges, and WWE Champion Big E is the legal man. Styles gets pumped up and charges, but Big E easily clotheslines him down. Big E then throws Styles to his corner and points at Bobby Lashley.

Lashley tags in, and it’ll be WWE Champion Big E squaring off with the man he defeated for the title. Lashley quickly knees and punches away at him before hitting the ropes and clotheslining him down. Lashley shoves Big E to the corner and goes for an avalanche, but Big E sidesteps him. Big E drives Lashley to the corner and shoulders away at him. Big E starts stomping Lashley and tags Woods in. We’ve got a Unicorn Stampede from The New Day! Woods ends up being the legal man at the end of the stampede, but Lashley gets out of the ring. Kingston goes for a plancha, but Lashley catches him. Woods leaps off the apron and kicks Lashley down with Kingston on top of him. Styles and Omos come around to confront The New Day.

Back in the ring, Lashley wildly throws Kingston down. Lashley shoulders away at him in his corner before backing up and hitting a running shoulder to the midsection. Lashley applies a rest hold before tagging Omos in. Omos hits Kingston with a corner clothesline. Omos gets Kingston to his feet and clubs him back down. A “New Day rocks” chant picks up. Kingston tries to fight back, but Omos pushes him. Omos blocks some punches and hits a vicious uppercut that floors Kingston. Omos takes his time getting Kingston up and hits a delayed front suplex. Omos puts a foot on Kingston’s chest for a two count. Styles tags back in and stomps Kingston. Styles cinches in a chin lock. Kingston fights up, so Styles goes after The New Day on the apron. The referee got in Styles’ way. Kingston then takes Styles out with a leaping double stomp to the chest. Lashley quickly tags in, so Kingston pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Lashley almost immediately pulls Big E off the apron and sends him into the barricade and ring steps to prevent Kingston from making the tag. Lashley wipes Kingston out with a flatliner for a near fall. Lashley sets up for an over-the-shoulder slam, but Kingston lands on his feet and kicks Lashley in the face. Lashley quickly fights back before putting him on his shoulder. Kingston slides off and pushes Lashley away.

Woods tags in and slides through Lashley’s legs before hitting an elbow to the face. Woods knocks Lashley to the corner and avalanches him. Woods starts up the 10 punches before hitting a shotgun dropkick. Woods goes for a DDT, but Lashley pushes him off. Woods avoids an avalanche and knocks him back. Woods hits a twisting DDT for a near fall. Woods hits the ropes, but Lashley lifts him and hits a powerslam for a near fall. Lashley continues to attack Woods and puts him on the top rope. Lashley climbs the ropes, but Woods fights him off and hits a missile dropkick. WWE Champion Big E gets on the apron, and the crowd is buzzing.

Big E and Styles tag in. Big E hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex before hitting Omos. Omos doesn’t get off the apron. Big E hits Styles with another overhead belly-to-belly suplex before attacking Omos and finally knocking him off the apron. Big E follows up with a belly-to-belly side suplex on AJ Styles and a big splash for a near fall. Big E sizes him up, but Styles hits a wild strike combo culminating in a Pele Kick. Big E counters a corner clothesline with a HUGE uranage for a near fall. Big E puts Styles on the top rope, but Styles slides through the legs and pulls him down. Styles hits the ropes, but Big E sends him to the apron. Styles counters a Big E spear off the apron and rolls him up for a two count. Styles knocks Big E back, but Kingston tags in. Big E and Kingston hit a double-team powerbomb/diving double stomp combo. Lashley breaks up the pin and pulls Styles over to tag himself in. Lashley hits Kingston with a modified Dominator for a near fall. Lashley sizes Kingston up and goes for a spear, but Kingston sidesteps him and gets him out of the ring. Styles charges Kingston, so Kingston hits a back body drop to the floor. Big E tags in and leapfrogs Kingston over the top rope, but Omos chops him down! Omos wipes out Woods at ringside for good measure.

In the ring, Lashley hits Big E with a flatliner and sizes him up. Styles gets on the apron and tags himself in. Styles goes for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Big E moves. Lashley tagged himself in. Lashley goes for a Spear on Big E, but Big E moves, and Styles takes the spear instead! Big E immediately hits Lashley with a Big Ending for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: The New Day

WWE seemed like they were going to show something backstage, but Peacock just clunkily inserted a bunch of their commercials. We come back to miss the first few notes of The Street Profits’ theme song.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins) vs. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) (c’s)
Montez Ford’s ribs are taped up from an attack by The Usos on Friday Night SmackDown.

It’ll be Angelo Dawkins starting against Jimmy Uso. Dawkins quickly shoulder blocks him down. Jimmy backs up and smiles. Dawkins hits the ropes and jumps over Jimmy before hitting a dropkick. Dawkins sends Jimmy into the ropes and turns him inside out with a shoulder block for a one count. Jimmy quickly stuns him and tags Jey Uso in. Dawkins quickly shoulder blocks Jey down and tags Montez Ford in. Ford hits a big dropkick on Jey before Dawkins dropkicks Jimmy. The Street Profits hit stereo clotheslines over the top rope on The Usos. Ford grabs Jey and puts him back in the ring. A “We want smoke” chant picks up. Ford clubs away Jey before Jimmy blind tags in. Ford hits the ropes, and Jimmy kicks him in the injured ribs. Ford holds his ribs in pain. Jimmy stomps away at the injured ribs, and Ford rolls out of the ring in agony. Jimmy drives Ford into the ring apron and covers for a two count. Jey tags in. The Usos hit Ford with a double-team front suplex onto the top rope. Jey gets Ford out of the ring and hits a back suplex on the floor!

Jey continues to work on the ribs. Ford fights up and tries to tag Dawkins in, but Jey keeps them apart. They’re inches away from tagging. Jey punches Ford and goes for a back suplex, but Ford flips through. Jey goes for an avalanche in the corner, but Ford sidesteps him. Dawkins eventually tags in and goes wild on The Usos. Dawkins hits Jey with a bulldog and grabs Jimmy. Jimmy sends him to the apron and kicks him to the floor. Jimmy goes for a suicide dive, but Dawkins catches him and hits an exploder. Jey goes for a suicide dive, but Dawkins punches him before sending him headfirst into the barricade. Dawkins puts Jimmy on the apron, and Jimmy punches him back. Dawkins punches Jimmy as he goes to the top rope. Dawkins hits a superplex and rolls into a double-arm twisting neckbreaker for a near fall. Ford tags in, and they hit an electric chair drop/blockbuster combo on Jimmy for a near fall.

Jey blind tags in as Dawkins goes for an attack on Jimmy. The Usos hit a double-team spinebuster for a near fall. Jimmy hits a running hip attack on Dawkins. Ford tags in. Dawkins hits Jey with the Anointing. Ford goes for a frog splash, but Jey gets the knees up and picks up a near fall. Dawkins quickly tags back in and puts Jey on his shoulders. Ford slowly goes to the top rope, so Jey recovers and knocks Dawkins into Ford. Jey hits a superkick and tags Jimmy in. Jimmy hits a top rope Uso Splash for a near fall. The Usos charge, but Dawkins gets them out of the ring. Ford blind tagged in. The Usos quickly send Dawkins into the barricade. Ford hits a WILD somersault plancha over the ring post to the floor! Ford gets Jey in the ring and hits a frog splash. Ford’s ribs hurt a lot, but he crawls over to cover. Jimmy breaks up the pin!

The crowd loved that spot. The Usos quickly get the advantage over Ford. They superkick the ribs and hit a superkick sandwich. Jimmy and Jey hit a double Uso Splash on Ford for the win.

Winners by Pinfall and still SmackDown Tag Team Champions: The Usos

A furious Bobby Lashley is backstage. Lashley says Big E is a coward for how he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract. Big E is a “chicken shit.” Lashley dares Big E to defend the WWE Championship against him tomorrow night. No one in their corners. Just the two of them. Lashley screams that he wants his title back.

Video Package: Raw Women’s Championship

Raw Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair (c)
They take their time at the start of the match, and Flair taunts the crowd. They lock up, and Flair immediately shoves her down and taunts the crowd. Bliss does a creepy crawl before hitting a head-scissor takeover. Bliss hits a dropkick and goes for a snap DDT, but Flair tosses her off. Bliss sidesteps a big boot, and Flair goes over the top rope. Bliss hits a somersault senton off the apron and poses. Back in the ring, Bliss hits the ropes and does a pose. Flair grabs Bliss and hits a backbreaker before bouncing her face off the mat a few times. Flair hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Flair applies a surfboard stretch, but Bliss fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Flair quickly kicks her down and stretches her out with a modified tarantula. Bliss elbows out and hits a hurricanrana into the bottom turnbuckle. Bliss knocks Flair out of the ring. Bliss goes outside, so Flair sends her headfirst into the barricade.

Flair puts Bliss back in the ring and covers for a two count. Flair tries again for the same results. The third time was also not the charm. Bliss catches her with an inside cradle for a two count. Flair immediately pops up and clotheslines her down. Flair steps on Bliss and goes to the top rope. Flair goes for a moonsault, but Bliss rolls out of the way. Flair lands on her feet and hits a standing moonsault for a near fall. That’s a signature move of Flair’s fiance, Andrade El Idolo. Flair and Bliss trade roll-ups before Flair powerbombs her for a near fall. Flair goes for a moonsault, but Bliss gets the feet up! Bliss hits the Code Red for a near fall. Bliss is furious.

Bliss goes to the top rope before sitting down and stomping Flair back down. Bliss goes back to the top rope and tries for Twisted Bliss, but Flair moves. Flair goes for a Figure Four, but Bliss counters with a cradle for a two count. Bliss hits a snap DDT and covers, but Flair gets a boot on the bottom rope. Flair grabs the Lilly doll and throws it at Bliss before big booting her down. Flair sends Bliss shoulder-first into the ring post and connects with Natural Selection for the win.

Winner by Pinfall and still Raw Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair
After the match, Flair grabs the Lilly doll and destroys it! Flair rips Lilly apart. Stuffing is everywhere. Bliss viciously attacks Flair from behind, but Flair gets the better of her and sends her over the commentary table. Flair triumphantly walks off.

The ripped up Lilly doll is shown once again in the ring. A furious Bliss emerges from behind the commentary table. Bliss screams and rips at her hair. Bliss rolls into the ring and cries as she looks at the destroyed Lilly doll. Bliss collects the remnants of the Lilly doll and cries. A “Thank you, Lilly” chant picks up. Bliss screams and walks away, holding the doll. Bliss has some kind of white tablet in her mouth that’s designed to make her look like she’s frothing, but it’s not working. Bliss screams, and the crowd is quiet.

Paul Heyman is talking to someone backstage when Kayla Braxton sneaks up on him. She asks who he’s talking to. Heyman says he could be talking to Brock Lesnar before leaving to celebrate with The Usos.

WWE United States Championship
Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus vs. Damian Priest (c)
The bell rings, and Sheamus sends Hardy flying out of the ring with a big knee to the face. Priest attacks Sheamus and puts him in the corner. Priest has a whip reversed, but he comes back by kicking away at Sheamus and hitting a clothesline over the top rope. Priest sends Sheamus into the barricade and stomps him down. Hardy then wipes Priest out with a leap off the ring steps. Sheamus quickly grabs Hardy and sends him into the barricade. Hardy knocks Sheamus away and hits a diving clothesline off the apron. Priest attacks Sheamus at ringside and gets in the ring with Hardy. Priest hits Hardy and Sheamus with running elbows in the corner. Priest hits a terrible Broken Arrow on Hardy, but Sheamus breaks up the pin. Priest gets Sheamus out of the ring, so Sheamus drags him out with him. Sheamus lifts Priest and sends him headfirst into the ring post. Hardy attacks Sheamus getting back in the ring, but Sheamus comes right back with an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Sheamus stomps away at Hardy and clotheslines him down. Sheamus knees Priest getting back in the ring before going back to Hardy. Hardy fights away at Sheamus. Sheamus reverses a whip, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Hardy hits the ropes, but Sheamus hits a powerslam. The camera zooms in, and you can see Sheamus’ black eyes under his mask. Sheamus broke his nose again this past Monday on Raw.

Sheamus grabs Priest and starts the 10 Beats of the Bodhran, but Priest counters. Priest falls off the apron and has to quickly get back on to begin clubbing Sheamus’ chest. Sheamus knocks Priest down, and Hardy wipes out Sheamus with a dropkick. Hardy hits an inverted atomic drop followed by a double leg to the midsection and a basement dropkick. Sheamus gets the knees up to counter a splash from Hardy. Hardy quickly comes back with a side leg sweep before hitting a compactor for a near fall. Priest broke it up. Hardy goes to the top rope and hits Sheamus and Priest with Whisper in the Wind for a near fall. Hardy dropkicks Sheamus in the corner and goes for a slingshot dropkick, but Sheamus boots him back. Sheamus hits a vicious Alabama Slam on Hardy for a near fall. Sheamus’ face mask fell off during that. Sheamus’ nose looks pretty crooked. Sheamus applies the Cloverleaf to Hardy, but Hardy gets to the bottom rope. Sheamus won’t let go because there are no disqualifications in a Triple Threat Match. Priest grabs Sheamus’ nose and rips at it. Sheamus drops Priest on the apron, but Priest kicks him in the face. Sheamus quickly comes back with White Noise on Priest, but Hardy breaks it up. Hardy hits Sheamus with a Twist of Fate. Priest counters Hardy and hits a bell ringer. They mess up a counter to the Reckoning. Hardy hits Priest with a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes to the top rope, but Sheamus shoves him off into the ropes. Sheamus goes to the top rope and mocks Hardy’s taunts before hitting Priest with a diving knee for a near fall. That was incredible.

Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick on Priest, but Priest avoids it. Sheamus quickly boots him down and goes to the top rope. Priest grabs Sheamus by the throat and slams him off. Priest covers, but Hardy sandwiches them with a Swanton Bomb! A loud “Hardy” chant picks up. Hardy and Priest go back and forth with strikes. Priest stuns him with a kick to the side of the head. Priest goes for a springboard, but Sheamus knees him out of midair. Hardy gets Sheamus out of the ring and covers Priest for a near fall. Hardy rolls Sheamus up for a near fall. Sheamus hits Hardy with a Brogue Kick that knocks him out of the ring. Priest rolls Sheamus up for the win.

Winner by Pinfall and still WWE United States Champion: Damian Priest
Damian Priest pulls Jeff Hardy to his feet and hugs him. Priest and Hardy show mutual respect.

WWE Champion Big E accepts Bobby Lashley’s challenge for a title match tomorrow night on Raw. Big E insinuates it will kick off the show.

Video Package: SmackDown Women’s Championship

SmackDown Women’s Championship
Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch (c)
An “EST” chant picks up. Lynch grabs her, but Belair elbows her in the head and lifts her for a KOD. Lynch quickly gets out and leaves the ring. This has now lasted longer than their SummerSlam match. Belair shoulder blocks Lynch down before power whipping her into the corner twice. Belair hits a scoop slam and a splash for a one count. Lynch fights back and stomps Belair. Belair counters a whip to the corner and signals for Lynch to kiss her ass. Belair flips over Lynch and knocks her out of the ring. Belair attacks Lynch and puts her in the ring. Lynch grabs the ponytail and snaps her off the top rope. Lynch connects with a rolling neck snapper for a near fall. Lynch saunters around the ring and attacks Belair. Lynch goes for a twisting leg drop, but Belair moves. Belair lifts Lynch up, but Lynch slides off and uses the hair to pull her down for a near fall. Belair fights back, but Lynch quickly strikes her down. Lynch hits a Bexploder for a near fall. Lynch applies a chin lock. Belair fights up with Lynch still on her. Belair powers her to the corner before hitting a powerful suplex.

Both women are down. Belair elbows Lynch back and shoulders her down before hitting a pair of dropkicks. Lynch reverses a whip to the corner, but Belair slingshots over her and does a backflip. Belair takes her down before hitting a delayed vertical suplex. Belair kips up and twists her ponytail around. Belair punches away at Lynch in the corner. Lynch uses the ponytail to pull Belair down. Belair pulls her over with the ponytail and hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Lynch fights back and goes for a cross-body block, but Belair catches her and hits a fallaway slam. Belair covers, but Lynch gets her foot on the bottom rope. Lynch goes to the top rope, but Belair presses her up. Lynch slides off and takes Belair down for the Dis-Arm-Her. Belair counters out. Belair pulls Lynch out of the ring and lifts her, but Lynch hits a counter into the ring steps. Lynch puts Belair into the ring. Lynch goes to the top rope and hits a diving leg drop for a near fall. Lynch hangs Belair over the second rope and hits another diving leg drop for a two count.

Lynch is furious and goes for an armbar. Belair fights it and rolls her over for a two count. Lynch keeps the armbar applied, so Belair powers her up and powerbombs her for a two count. Lynch and Belair trade punches. They trade roll-ups before Belair counters a Manhandle Slam into a near fall. Lynch goes for the Dis-Arm-Her, but Belair quickly gets on the bottom rope. Belair powers Lynch up with one arm and gets her up for the KOD. Sasha Banks runs in and attacks Belair for the DQ.

Winner by Disqualification: Bianca Belair
Becky Lynch remains the SmackDown Women’s Championship
Banks continues to attack Belair. Lynch gets to her feet holding the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Lynch gives her a thumbs up. Banks attacks Lynch. Belair pulls Banks off, and Banks quickly punches her back before hitting a Backstabber. Banks then hits a Backstabber on Lynch before walking off.

Tomorrow night on WWE Raw, Big E will defend the WWE Championship against Bobby Lashley. The match will kick off the show.

More awkward Peacock commercials are randomly inserted into the broadcast…

Video Package: WWE Universal Championship

WWE Universal Championship – Extreme Rules Match
Roman Reigns (c) w/ Paul Heyman vs. “The Demon” Finn Bálor
Reigns cautiously circles around The Demon. They lock up, and Reigns throws Bálor down. Bálor is up immediately and looks focused. They lock up, and Bálor forearms him in the kidneys before kneeing him. Reigns clubs him down, but Bálor is back up. They trade punches, but Reigns knees him in the midsection. Reigns lifts him, but The Demon rakes the eyes of Reigns before ripping at the jaw. Bálor scratches the back and kicks him in the hamstring. Reigns quickly responds with an uppercut. Reigns scoops Bálor up and hits a Samoan Drop for a two count. Bálor pulls himself up to his feet, so Reigns hits him with a snap suplex for a near fall.

Reigns goes under the ring and grabs a kendo stick. Bálor also goes under the ring and pulls out multiple kendo sticks taped together. They get in the ring, and Bálor viciously takes Reigns down with shots to the midsection. Bálor chops the chest, so Reigns turns him around and clubs away at him. Reigns throws Bálor out of the ring before shouting at the crowd. Reigns goes to the apron, so Bálor ties him up in the ring skirt and stomps away at him. Bálor kicks him in the head and goes under the ring to grab a table. That gets a big reception. Reigns comes out of nowhere with a clothesline. Reigns then slides the table back under the ring and shouts, “No tables!” The crowd loudly boos.

Reigns grabs a steel chair and gets in the ring. Reigns hits Bálor in the midsection with the chair and drives the top edge of it into Bálor’s midsection a few times. Reigns goes to smack it off his back, but Bálor takes him down and double stomps the chair into his midsection. A “tables” chant picks up. Bálor sends Reigns into the ring steps before whipping him into the barricade. Bálor goes under the ring and retrieves the table once again. Bálor gets it in the ring, and Reigns wipes him out with a Drive By Dropkick that sends Bálor into the ring post!

Reigns sends Bálor over the barricade into the crowd. Reigns dons a facemask before going out into the crowd. They brawl over to the Kickoff Show set. Reigns throws him over the table. Reigns puts him on the table and goes for a slam, but Bálor shoves him off and hits a cross-body block through a table! Bálor beats him back to the ringside area and puts him in the ring. Reigns immediately gets rid of the mask. Bálor hits a falling elbow drop and sets the table up. Reigns immediately pops up and hits a uranage through the table, but Bálor kicks out!

The crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Reigns sets up for a Superman Punch, but Bálor avoids it. Bálor stuns him with a Pele Kick, but Reigns immediately responds with a Superman Punch for a near fall. Paul Heyman shouts at the crowd. Bálor comes back with a Sling Blade and sizes him up for a dropkick, but Reigns spears him down! Reigns covers, but Bálor kicks out and simultaneously low blows him! Bálor knocks Reigns out of the ring and hits a somersault senton. Bálor gets him in the ring and hits a Coup de Grace, but The Usos pull Bálor out of the ring. They double-team him and hit stereo superkicks. The Usos grab a table and go to slam him, but Bálor gets out and takes them out. Bálor hits Jimmy with a powerbomb through the table. Reigns then comes out of nowhere with a spear on Bálor through the barricade!

Red lights come on and a heartbeat starts up. Bálor gyrates on each heartbeat. The Demon’s theme song starts, and Bálor gets up like nothing happened. The Demon has been resurrected. Bálor viciously attacks Reigns with a steel chair and dropkicks him through a table at ringside. Bálor gets Reigns in the ring and goes to the top rope, but the rope snaps. The lights come on and the resurrection is over. Bálor grabs his knee in pain. Reigns then spears him down for the win.

Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns


 
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