We got an eventful kickoff show before Extreme Rules that saw Kevin Owens defeat Murphy, among other shenanigans. The Horror Show themed PPV kicked off after a cinematic video package featuring the Superstars that will be facing each other later in the night. The New Day were out first to defend the SmackDown tag titles in a tables match.
The New Day (c) vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura - Tables match for the SmackDown Tag Titles
The first match of Extreme Rules kicked off with all four men in the ring and Cesaro went after Kofi and Nakamura went for Big E at the start. Big E hit a spear to Cesaro and Kofi sent Nakamura outside before they brought their first table into the ring.
Both challengers were sent into the barricades before Kofi dropkicked Cesaro into the steel steps outside. Big E set up a table at ringside but Nakamura saved his partner from being sent into the table.
Big E almost powerbombed Nakamura into a table before spearing Cesaro off the apron. However, he missed the table on both occasions. The champs set Cesaro on a table outside but Kofi was smacked in the face with the table instead, as the heels recovered quickly.
The New Day stacked the tables on the outside as Big E went for a Superplex on Cesaro but Nakamura foiled their plan. Kofi went for a Hurricanrana from up top but with the help of Nakamura, Cesaro managed to powerbomb him through the two tables to get the win and become new tag team champions at Extreme Rules!
Result: Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura def. The New Day to become the new SmackDown Tag Team champions
Match rating: A
Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross and the Kabuki Warriors were having a cute moment backstage during Extreme Rules as they hyped Nikki for her title match.
Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross - SmackDown Women's title match
Bayley started off with a slap, taunting Cross and then tossing her away before Cross returned the favor with a slap of her own. Nikki got a backbreaker for a near fall before hitting a tornado DDT off the apron to the floor at Extreme Rules.
Cross was fired up and the champ was in trouble before Bayley smacked Cross' head into the plexiglass barricade before taking it back into the ring. Bayley was hit with a crossface but countered it and hit the Bayley to Belly.
Cross sent Bayley into the ring post before taking a neck breaker in the ring. Cross sidestepped after a near fall and sent Bayley straight into the turnbuckles before they ended up outside the ring.
Banks distracted the ref and allowed Bayley to hit Cross with the studded knuckle ring that Sasha carries before getting the pinfall at Extreme Rules.
Result: Bayley def. Nikki Cross to retain the SmackDown Women's title
Match rating: B
Brayt Wyatt was dressed like a mad scientist in his FireFly Funhouse for a short segment as Extreme Rules continued.
Apollo Crews was reportedly injured after Bobby Lashley hit him with the Full Nelson a few weeks ago and wasn't able to show up for Extreme Rules. MVP declared himself the new US champion via 'forfeit' and walked out with the title belt. According to the commentators, the title change was debatable.
Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins - Eye for an Eye match
Extreme Rules continued as the announcer made it clear that an opponent's eye must be extracted to win the match. Rollins headed to the ring with some pliers - Yikes.
Mysterio's music hit but he was waiting behind Rollins as he turned around and hit a dropkick. Rollins took control right away but Mysterio hit a hurricanrana on Rollins and took the pliers before bringing out a steel bar from under the ring.
Rollins got a kendo stick and hit Rey with it before dodging the 619. Rollins hit a falcon arrow on the apron and tried to gouge Rey's good eye. Rollins tried to use the steel steps like before and then a steel chair but was overpowered by Mysterio at Extreme Rules.
Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins - Eye for an Eye match (contd...)
Rollins tried stabbing Rey with a pen before hit took a kick and hit his eye on the corner of the announce table. Rollins tried to use some ropes to tie Mysterio's hands but was sent into the ring post at Extreme Rules.
Mysterio hit a huge sequence of shots after dodging a kendo stick to the eye. Rey snapped the kendo stick in two and jabbed the pointy end into Rollins' eyes before hitting the 619. Rollins tried to go for the steel steps again but took a stomp from Rey as Extreme Rules continued.
Mysterio ripped off his eye patch and then jabbed Rollins' eye into the steel steps but was met with a stomp. Rollins then went for the steel steps again before Rey was critically injured and Rollins threw up after seeing the damage he had done to his eye.
Result: Seth Rollins def. Rey Mysterio
After the match, Rollins was shaken as he made his way backstage on Extreme Rules.
Match rating: A
Asuka (c) vs. Sasha Banks - RAW Women's title match
Banks started off strong but took a kick to the face before locking in the Banks Statement early. Asuka was hit more offense after she broke the hold but the RAW Women's champ countered with a knee to the jaw and then a hip attack, sending Banks out of the ring at Extreme Rules.
Asuka hit a running knee from the apron before trying for the Asuka lock. Banks stretched Asuka's fingers, trying to snap them off, before locking in a modified armbar. Banks drove her knees into Asuka's midsection before taking a codebreaker in the corner.
Banks powerbombed Asuka into the plexiglass outside before hitting the frogsplash in the ring for a near fall. The Banks Statement was locked in before Asuka got a German Suplex in followed by a hip attack. Asuka missed a Suplex from the top rope as Extreme Rules continued.
Asuka (c) vs. Sasha Banks - RAW Women's title match (contd...)
Banks was desperate now as she went all out but was locked in the Asuka Lock. Bayley tried to interfere but Kairi took her out at ringside. Asuka got the Asuka Lock but Bayley distracted the ref as Sasha was tapping out and Asuka kicked Bayley in the head.
Sasha had the title in her hand and Asuka accidentally green misted the ref. Bayley hit Asuka with her title belt and took the referee's shirt to call the match before forcing the timekeeper to ring the bell. Extreme Rules just got it's second controversial finish!
Result: Sasha Banks def. Asuka to become the new RAW Women's Champion
Match rating: A+
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler - WWE Championship match
Dolph Ziggler came out first as Extreme Rules continued and announced that the stipulation for the match was that Ziggler was allowed to do anything, but Drew wasn't do anything illegal. If Drew gets DQd, then Dolph becomes the Champ. A smart decision from Dolph.
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler - WWE Championship match (contd...)
McIntyre tossed Ziggler around at ringside before Dolph went for Drew's eyes and got a steel chair. Drew blocked the chair shot and tossed it out before Ziggler pulled out a table next. The champ almost Suplexed Ziggler into the table but then changed the direction at Extreme Rules.
Ziggler hit a low blow and got a bunch of steel chairs to hurt Drew with. Drew took a barrage of chair shots but kicked out of the pin. Drew sent Dolph over the announce table but took a Famouser for his troubles. Ziggler was sent face-first into the plexiglass before hitting the reverse Alabama Slam as Extreme Rules continued.
Ziggler countered the Claymore with a Zig Zag and then a Superkick on the outside. Ziggler sent the champ through the table but McIntyre beat the count. The champ took a Zig Zag and the Famouser but still kicked out. Ziggler was losing his mind before he took the claymore and was pinned at Extreme Rules.
Result: Drew McIntyre def. Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE Championship
Match rating: A+
Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt - Swamp Fight
The main event of Extreme Rules started with Braun driving up to the swamp where Bray was sitting on his rocking chair. Bray said come home before disappearing. Strowman smashed the chair and headed inside for his Swamp fight at Extreme Rules.
Someone hit Braun with a shovel from behind but it turned out to be Strowman himself. Strowman woke up after being knocked out by, well... himself, and he was chained to a chair as Wyatt's entrance music was head and he showed up with the lantern at Extreme Rules.
Wyatt gave him a speech about ruling the world together but Strowman said he won't side with him again. A hooded figure then brought a snake out and it attacked Braun.
We cut to Strowman fighting two random men beside a fire and one guy was set ablaze. A woman's voice asked Braun to come home and it turned out to be Alexa Bliss in a veil.
Wyatt attacked Brawn but was tossed into a boat that he sent off in the water but it came back, empty. Wyatt attacked him and they struggled in the murky waters before Bray battered him with a paddle at Extreme Rules.
Braun still got up and kicked him into the water as he said 'it's over'. Bray's hand came out of the water and dragged Braun in as it looked like both men were down in the depths.
The Fiend walked out and looked at the camera and said 'Let me in' as Extreme Rules ended.
Result: Bray Wyatt def. Braun Strowman
Match rating: A
PPV Rating: A
A one-of-a-kind PPV, Extreme Rules gave us one of the most gruesome matches in recent history while Drew beat the odds, and Bayley and Banks cheated to win. We also got a very unique main event at the Horror Show themed PPV.