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WWE Extreme Rules Live In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sunday, July 14th, 2018

Commentators:  Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman, Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves

If you missed last week’s Raw, click here WWE Monday Night Raw Live Results 7/9/18 (Extreme Rules Go Home) 



Match Number 1:  The Deleter of Worlds (Raw Tag Champs) Vs The B-Team in a Raw Tag Team Championship Match

In a bit of an upset, The B-Team picks up the win when Bo nails the Swinging Neckbreaker, and pins Matt Hardy.  I never thought that was going to happen.

Winners, and NEW Raw Tag Team Champions:  The B-Team, by pinfall

On Stage Interview:  The B-Team

Charly asks how this team feels after winning The Tag Team Titles.  Bo said the B in the B-Team stands for best.  History has been made.

Backstage Interview:  Kurt Angle

Kurt tells us Brock refuses to put his Universal Championship on the line at Summerslam.  Kurt is sick of this, so he will give Brock an ultimatum.  Either he agrees to terms, and shows up tomorrow night on Raw, or he strips the Universal Championship from Brock.  Your choice.

Match Number 2:  Finn Balor Vs Constable Baron Corbin

They kept using the size difference, with Corbin just missing End of Days, and Finn rolls up Baron for the pinfall.  Better match that I was expecting.

Winner:  Finn Balor, by pinfall

Sunday, August 19th:  WWE Summerslam

Video:  Bludgeon Brothers Vs Team Hell No

The Bludgeon Brothers injures Kane’s knee.

Match Number 3:  Carmella (SD Live Women’s Champ) Vs Asuka for the SD Live Women’s Championship, James Ellsworth Inside A Shark Cage

Boy, this was a bad match, and a very shitty ending.  Ellsworth had a weapon, threw it to Mella, but was blocked by Asuka.  So James had a key, got himself out, and hung himself by his ankle.  Asuka took it out on security, and officials, which allowed Mella to use the shark cage, ram Asuka’s head on the cage, and pins her.  This became a story on James Ellsworth, not the two women.  And what’s worse?  We will get another match, despite Asuka being pinned by Mella twice.  Moving on.

Winner, and STILL SD Live Women’s Champion:  Carmella, by pinfall

Earlier Tonight:  SAnitY, and The B-Team Victorious

Match Number 4:  Jeff Hardy (US Champ) Vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the United States Championship

Before the ball rung, and behind the ref’s back, Shinsuke nails a low blow on Hardy.  Jeff insists the bell to be rung, KINSASHA!!!!  New United States Champion.

Winner, and NEW United States Champion:  Shinsuke Nakamura, by pinfall, to win US Title

Here comes Randy Orton, silvering to the ring, with Nakamura running from “The Viper”.  Hardy gets up, Orton slams him down, and kicks a low blow.  Walks away, and it has not been a good day for The Hardy Boyz.

Match Number 5:  Braun Strowman Vs Kevin Owens in a Steel Cage Match

Holy shit!!  This was BRILLIANT!!  Braun was beating up on Owens, and dared him to fight.  Kevin started to fight, he used a Stunner, had a pair of handcuffs, slapped them on Braun.  Owens told Braun to SUCK IT!!  But Braun took his hands right through the Cuffs, jumped up on the steel cage, and I mean literally JUMPED on the cage, caught Kevin who was trying to escape, and gave him a chokeslam, THROUGH THE TABLE!!  Because Owens escaped, he won the match.  Wow, EMTs and officials came out to check on Kevin.  KO won the match, but Braun won the war.

Winner:  Kevin Owens, by escaping Through The Steel Cage

Saturday, October 6th:  WWE Superstar Show-Down

Earlier Tonight:  Hardy Vs Nakamura

Earlier Tonight:  Team Hell No Vs The Bludgeon Brothers

Match Number 6:  The Bludgeon Brothers (SD Live Tag Champs) Vs Team Hell No For SD Live Tag Team Championship

Daniel Bryan starts the match to fight by himself.  Kane shows up later in the match, but was too hurt.  The Bludgeon Brothers win the match, and retain their titles.

Winners, and STILL SD Live Tag Team Champions:  The Bludgeon Brothers, by pinfall

Backstage Segment:  Roman Reigns and The B-Team:

Roman is walking to the guerilla position, and runs into The B-Team celebrating their title win, saying if they can do it, so can Roman.  When he beats Bobby, he can celebrate with The B-Team.  Roman isn’t interested.

Match Number 7:  Roman Reigns vs Bobby Lashley



So in WWE logic, Reigns is cocky, dominating the match, then treats Lashley like a bitch, and Bobby wins with a spear.  I don’t understand this logic, after that awesome brawl we had Monday night, Roman slips on a banana peel, and Lashley wins.

Winner:  Bobby Lashley, by pinfall

Earlier Tonight:  Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar Announcement

Match Number 8 Alexa Bliss (Raw Women’s Champ) Vs Nia Jax for the Raw Women’s Championship in an Extreme Rules Match

This was a mess too.  Alexa came out with Mickie, and Nia came out with Natalya.  Mickie helps Alexa, and they take out Natalya, this causes Ronda, who was still at the front row, to leap over the barricade, and completely ripped Mickie James apart.  But that distraction allows Alexa to nail Nia with her DDT, and pins Nia.  After the match, Ronda runs after Mickie and Alexa again.

Winner, AND still Raw Women’s Champion:  Alexa Bliss, by pinfall

This Tuesday:  Hardy Vs Nakamura for US Title Rematch

Match Number 9:  AJ Styles (WWE Champ) Vs Rusev for the WWE Championship

This was a damn good match, so many close pin counts.  Aidan English exposed a steel turnbuckle, and Rusev runs right into it, Styles wins the match with a Phenomenal Forearm.

Winner, and STILL WWE Champion:  AJ Styles, by pinfall

Backstage Interview:  Seth Rollins

Charly catches up with Seth, he knows he has 3 opponents tonight.  He has Dolph, Drew, and the clock.  He knows he has to be calculated in this match, it can be 3 falls, 5 falls, 10 falls, 100 falls.  But he has to do whatever it takes to walks out as the new Intercontinental Champion.  Steel City, there is only one thing to do….Burn It Down

Match Number 10:  Dolph Ziggler (IC Champ) Vs Seth Rollins for the WWE Intercontinental Championship in a 30-Minute Ironman Match

Seth Rollins picks up the win with a roll up.

Winner:  Seth Rollins, Leads 1-0

Seth nails a Powerbomb, pinning Ziggler.

Winner:  Seth Rollins, Leads 2-0.

After this, McIntyre comes into the ring, and beats the hell out of Rollins, causing the DQ for Ziggler.

Winner:  Seth Rollins, by DQ, Leads 3-0

McIntyre continues to beat the hell out of Rollins, and nails the Claymore Kick, telling Ziggler to finish the job.  Dolph pins Rollins, and gets his first pinfall.

Winner:  Dolph Ziggler, Rollins leads 3-1

Ziggler nails the Superkick, and pins Rollins.

Winner:  Dolph Ziggler, Rollins leads 3-2

Ziggler than nails a Zig Zag, and we are tied at 3-3.

Winner:  Dolph Ziggler, tied at 3-3

Ziggler picks up the win with some leverage on the ropes, and now taking the lead.

Winner:  Dolph Ziggler, leads 4-3

Rollins earns the pin with another rollup, tying this up at 4-4.

Winner:  Seth Rollins, tying series at 4-4.

When time was running out, Ziggler tries to kick Rollins, but Rollins misses, and nails Ziggler with a kick of his own, but time runs out.  Here comes Kurt Angle, however.  He insists this match to go into overtime.  Sudden Death rules, it is.

McIntyre shows up to distracts Seth, and Ziggler nails a Zig Zag for the win.

Winner, and STILL Intercontinental Champion:  Dolph Ziggler, by pinfall, wins 5-4.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Well, this was a mixed bag for me, but those final 2 matches were fantastic.  We heard from Kurt, so tomorrow Brock should be there.  But who is he facing?  My guess is Seth Rollins.  He has earned that spot, and can be the guy who wins.  Roman Reigns slips on a banana peel again, so where does he go?  What were your thoughts on the show?  Positive or negative, let me know and I will talk to you tomorrow night.

WWE Extreme Rules Kick-Off Show

Sunday, July 14th, 2018

Commentators:  Renee Young, David Otunga, Sam Roberts, and Booker T

Tonight:  AJ Styles Vs Rusev For WWE Championship

Backstage Report:  Charly Caruso

Hulk Hogan has been reinstated tonight in WWE Hall of Fame, and he is here.  Roman Reigns Vs Bobby Lashley will be watched by superstars to see who the Alpha-Male in WWE is.  SD Live is excited for Team Hell No Vs The Bludgeon Brothers for the SD Live Tag Team Championship.  Shinsuke Nakamura will join the panel later tonight.

Tonight:  Kevin Owens Vs Braun Strowman in a Steel Cage Match

Finn Balor joins the panel.  Can Kevin make it out of the steel cage against Braun Strowman?  Not too much.  KO has to run away from Braun when the bell rings.  Tonight, Finn will face Constable Baron Corbin.  Finn has to fight against strength and size, but Finn is ready for that challenge.  Sam asks Finn that he is tight with Stephanie McMahon, is this the right enemy to have?  Finn says to be successful, you need to have enemies, and if it means he will get a Universal Title match, then Stephanie can be his enemy.

Extreme Rules Kick-Off Match:  The New Day Vs SAnitY in a 6-man Tables Match

Extreme Rules Kick-Off Match:  Adandre “Cien” Almas Vs Sin Cara

Tonight:  Asuka Vs Carmella in a SD Live Women’s Championship, with Ellsworth inside a Shark Cage

Extreme Rules Kick-Off Match Number 1:  Andrade “Cien” Almas Vs Sin Cara

This was a good showcase for Almas, he picks up the win with a Hammerlock DDT.  Zelina Vega made sure her man picked up the win.

Winner:  Andrade “Cien” Almas, by pinfall

Tonight:  Jeff Hardy Vs Shinsuke Nakamura

Backstage Interview:  Shinsuke Nakamura

Shinsuke joined the panel, he ignored any question they had, calling it a “bad connection”, but he respects Jeff Hardy.  He just will end his reign.

Tonight:  Team Hell No Vs The Bludgeon Brothers for SD Live Tag Team Championship

Can Daniel Bryan and Kane co-exist?

Video:  Kurt Angle in PNC Park

Video:  Alexa Bliss Vs Nia Jax in an Extreme Rules Match

What will Ronda Rousey effect this match?  She can do anything she wants in an Extreme Rules match.  Ziggler and McIntyre interrupt the segment.  That women’s match will be great, but the pulse of American wants to see “The Premiere Champion”.  Ziggler has made a career out of tiny opportunities, and turn it on their heads.  Seth Rollins was a fighting champion, gave him an opportunity, and took that moment.  Booker talks about the 12th man, the fans.  Ziggler admits he has had that 3 or 4 times, and while it’s amazing to have that support short-term, long-term it means nothing.  Because this is about  winning championships.  And he has this great psycho beside him.  Dolph likes his chances.  Drew said that “illustrious” Raw GM, Kurt Angle tried to make sure he wasn’t a part of this match, yet he pinned Seth Rollins on Raw.  Ziggler is the main event, no matter what spot he is in.  He isn’t about “stealing the show” anymore, it’s about winning championships.

Extreme Rules Kick-Off Show Match Number 2:  The New Day Vs SAnitY in a 6-Man Tables Match

A short, quick fight here that saw Eric Young put Kofi through a table, and wins the match for SAnitY.  A fun brawl for as short as it was.

Winners:  SAnitY, through a table.

Official:  Ronda Rousey In The Building

Video:  Roman Reigns Vs Brock Lesnar

Extreme Rules is next.

WWE Extreme Rules Quick Match Results:

**Andrade “Cien” Almas def Sin Cara, by pinfall (Kick-off Match)

**SAnitY wins 6-Man Tables Match over The New Day (Kick-Off Match)

**The B-Team def The Deleter of Worlds (C), to win Raw Tag Team Championship

**Finn Balor def Constable Baron Corbin, by pinfall

**Carmella (C) def Asuka, to retain SD Live Women’s Championship

**Shinsuke Nakamura def Jeff Hardy (C), by pinfall, to win US Championship

**Kevin Owens def Braun Strowman, by Escaping Over Steel Cage

**The Bludgeon Brothers (C) def Team Hell No, by pinfall

**Bobby Lashley def Roman Reigns, by pinfall

**Alexa Bliss (C) def Nia Jax, by pinfall

**AJ Styles (C) def Rusev, by pinfall to retain WWE Championship

**Dolph Ziggler (C) def Seth Rollins to retain IC Title (Wins 5-4)