Welcome to Ringside News’ coverage of WWE Extreme Rules 2017!

Let’s start at the top for a change: the Kick-Off show begins at 7:00 PM EST, and the main show starts at 8 PM. The Kick-Off show will see another rematch between Kalisto and Apollo Crews, with Titus O’Neil in Apollo’s corner. Originally the pre-show match was supposed to be the mixed tag match but it was changed just today. So join us for the Kick-Off show and get the results of this match and the rundown of the entire card.

Two tag team matches take place on the main card tonight, one of which is The Hardy Boyz Vs Sheamus & Cesaro for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships. This match will take place inside of a steel cage and the stipulation is fitting because things have gotten personal between the two teams. The other match is the mixed tag team match with Rich Swann & Sasha Banks against Noam Dar and Alicia Fox. This match was on the pre-show but was moved to the main card, as far as I can tell. The match doesn’t really have a stipulation, besides the genders, but it will look to settle the score once and for all between Noam Dar, Alicia Fox, and Rich Swann.

Dean Ambrose puts his Intercontinental Championship on the line against The Miz on tonight’s show. This match is kind of the opposite of every other on the card tonight, as Dean Ambrose will lose his title if he gets disqualified against Miz. This stipulation was put in place because The Miz claims Ambrose cannot win matches without getting crazy, and also to differentiate it from the rest of the card. The odds are already stacked against Ambrose, but there is a strong chance Elias Samson may interfere and attack The Miz – reflecting his “eye for an eye” lyric on Raw this past week. Let us know who you think will walk out with the gold!


Speaking of gold, Neville stands a strong chance of losing his tonight, as he faces Austin Aries in a submission match. This is the third PPV in a row that Neville and Aries will have gone toe-to-toe and it seems like the chances of Neville retaining are super slim. Aries has been run through the gauntlet time and time again by Neville and TJP, but tonight the odds actually favour him, and the only way to keep things going is for Aries to grab a win against the King of the Cruiserweights.

Alexa Bliss battles Bayley in a Kendo Stick-On-A-Pole match, following one of the worst WWE TV segments in recent memory. Last Monday, Bliss gave us a Bayley, This Is Your Life segment, but what transpired was a lot more like Jerry Springer than The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection. This left us less-than-excited for the title match tonight, especially considering the gimmick of the match means that there won’t be any use of the Kendo Stick for the majority of the match. I expect this match to be as good as it could be, simply because of how good Bayley and Alexa are, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Bayley take the win!

The main event tonight is the first-ever Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way between Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Bray Wyatt, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns.

Kick-Off Show

The Extreme Rules Kick-Off show begins with the panel of Renee Young, Sam Roberts, and David Otunga. The panel talk about the level of violence we will see tonight, saying it won’t be for the faint of heart.

We cut to Charly Caruso in the Social Media Lounge, before taking a look at the Intercontinental Championship match between Dean Ambrose and The Miz. Sam Roberts says The Miz isn’t mad at Ambrose, or pulling a trick, he’s simply here to win the IC title. Otunga says that The Miz isn’t the fastest, strongest, the best-looking, or even the biggest movie star in WWE, so he has to do the smart thing and he’s great at finding new ways to win. Renee asks if Ambrose has been a good IC Champion and Roberts says it depends on tonight. They quickly talk about how important Maryse has been in revitalising the career of Miz. Renee predicts that Dean Ambrose will beat The Miz tonight, undoubtedly. Otunga says he just wants to see Ambrose go crazy, regardless of the outcome. Roberts calls The Miz the most strategic man on the roster, and he thinks he’ll outsmart Dean.

The #ALister has NOT been impressed with the way #ICChampion @TheDeanAmbrose represents @WWE Superstars… @mikethemiz #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/hhf9xbnZwy

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 4, 2017

Still to come, Kalisto Vs. Apollo Crews. Next we take a look at Bayley Vs. Alexa Bliss for the Women’s Championship.

After the video package, Nia Jax has joined the panel. Nia is fairly non-kayfabe, as she smiles and jokes, and even calls Alexa her best friend. She says it would take a miracle for Bayley to win tonight. Roberts says it was extreme when Alexa used the Kendo Stick on Bayley but Nia says that wasn’t extreme to her or Alexa. Nia says that we’re so over the whole, Bayley’s dreams thing. Roberts mentions the Raw segment last week, to which Jax says it proved that Alexa already has Bayley beaten. Nia says that she wants Alexa to win, also because she will be next in line. No matter who wins, they’re just holding that title warm for her.

.@DavidOtunga: What would it take for @itsBayleyWWE to win the match?@NiaJaxWWE: A MIRACLE! #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/jaxuAKtYWk

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 4, 2017

The next match is Austin Aries Vs. Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship. David Otunga says that Neville has proven again and again why he is The King and tonight will be Austin Aries’ Last Chancery, to win the title. Roberts says that as awesome as 205 Live is, we focus entirely on the jumping but never on the submissions. The WWE Universe knows that the cruiserweights are capable of both. Roberts says he wants Aries to win but he doesn’t think it’s possible, Otunga agrees.

The panel start discussing the mixed tag team match. Sam Roberts questions why Sasha Banks has involved herself in all of this when she should be up there with Alexa and Bayley. David Otunga jokes that Noam Dar and Alicia Fox have no chance whatsoever of winning and Sam agrees, referring to Sasha and Rich as the “La La Land” of WWE. They all laugh and joker about Alicia and Noam’s relationship before moving on.

Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy have joined Charly Caruso in the Social Media Lounge. Charly says that it’s fitting she has Team Extreme in the media lounge tonight. She asks how they’re feeling and Matt says they are ready, cage matches are serious but they’re good to go. The first question asks why they came back to WWE, to which Matt says the timing was right. He says they were at the right place in their lives and they done everything. Jeff says he promised fans he would be back in 2009 and here he is, ready to finish things where they began. The second question asks why they went for a cage match, to which Matt says they’ve already beaten them in a ladder match and a regular match, so tonight is the end. Jeff says cages are fun and we might see a big Swanton Bomb! The final question asks them to send a message to Sheamus and Ceasaro, to which Matt reiterates that this will be the end of the feud. Jeff jokes that he hopes to leave with all his teeth.

“We’re the most EXHILARATING tag team in history! @MATTHARDYBRAND @JEFFHARDYBRAND #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/toAVmTIKw4

— WWE (@WWE) June 4, 2017

David Otunga says he thinks The Hardy Boyz have a plan in place, otherwise they wouldn’t have chosen a cage match. Sam Roberts says that The Hardy Boyz have not lost a match since returning to WWE and so the time is nigh. Otunga disagrees and says Matt and Jeff have a plan, which Renee agrees with. Time for some action!

Kalisto Vs. Apollo Crews W/Titus O’Neil

The bell rings and Apollo goes behind Kalisto with a waistlock takedown. Kalisto reverses to a wristlock but Crews shoots him off and Kalisto hits a wheelbarrow arm drag. Crews falls out of the ring and starts to confer with Titus O’Neil at ringside. Back inside the ring, they lock-up again and Kalisto goes behind this time, Apollo reverses with a headlock takeover but the Luchador slips out of the headlock.

Is this a sign that @KalistoWWE can send The #TitusBrand into bankruptcy?! @ApolloCrews @TitusONeilWWE #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/HmRDnZoYEo

— WWE (@WWE) June 4, 2017

Kalisto grabs a headlock but Apollo throws him off. Kalisto does a handstand walk and flips into a headscissors, follows it up with a tilt-a-whirl headscissor and a springboard Senton Atomico! Kalisto charges into a Gallon Throw but springboards off the ropes, only for Crews to catch him with a kick on the way down and lay him out as we take a break.

We return to see Kalisto in a delayed vertical suplex. Apollo poses with Titus after the impressive move. Apollo grinds Kalisto down with a front facelock. Kalisto slowly fights to his feet, avoids a body slam and looks for the schoolboy but Crews kicks-out! Apollo clobbers him with a lariat for a nearfall of his own! Back to the grounded front facelock, the luchador makes his feet, hamstring kicks, sunset flip gets two and Apollo runs him over with a back elbow for a nearfall as Titus barks instructions.

Picking him up, Kalisto responds with more kicks, jawbreaker, duck a lariat, tornillo! Matrix backflip, crescent kick, HEADSCISSORS DRIVER! NOT ENOUGH! Lying in wait, Crews blocks the Salida del Sol, Kalisto looks for a moonsault, gets caught and Apollo looks for a suplex, Kalisto reverses to a small package but only a near-fall.

.@KalistoWWE is definitely FIRED UP! @ApolloCrews #ExtremeRules @TitusONeilWWE pic.twitter.com/WEXDji3jw8

— WWE (@WWE) June 4, 2017

More kicks from Kalisto, then he hits the ropes and lands a huge tilt-a-whirl DDT for a near-fall! Kalisto to the apron and a springboard crossbody but Crews catches him into a Samoan drop! Rolls him over, standing shooting star press from Apollo but he kicks out! Titus on the apron shouting, Crews comes over to tell him he did what he asked, what else does he want? Kalisto comes from behind, grabs Apollo, runs up Titus and hits Salida del Sol for the win!

Winner: Kalisto

That was easily the best match these two have had so far, really solid stuff. Titus and Apollo might actually be working!

We reconvene with the panel to discuss the main event, Fatal 5-Way and Kurt Angle has joined the team. Angle talks about how incredible the roster is right now, and how insane it is that we have 5-6 top guys who could all be legit contenders to Brock. Angle then talks about the Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar, and says he is by far the most dominant man he’s ever stepped in the ring with. Angle predicts that Samoa Joe will walk out as the new number one contender tonight, because he thinks Joe is amazing and his time is now.

#RAW GM @RealKurtAngle says he has VERY strict “prove it in the ring” philosophy toward #RedBrand Superstars! #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/mQUi8iu26y

— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) June 4, 2017

That’s it for the Kick-Off show, it’s time to go live with Extreme Rules 2017!

It’s time to get EXTREME as @WWE presents #ExtremeRules streaming LIVE on the award-winning @WWENetwork! pic.twitter.com/p4G2yG8gTT

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match

Dean Ambrose Can Lose Title Via Disqualification

(C) Dean Ambrose Vs. The Miz

The bell rings, they lock up, and Ambrose applies a waistlock. Miz gets out, but Ambrose takes him down with a headlock takedown. Miz quickly fights up and whips him off, but Ambrose shoulder blocks him down. They lock hands, but Ambrose kicks him and wrenches the arm into a hammerlock. Miz twists out, but Ambrose quickly comes back with him. The commentators wish Harley Race well on his recently broken legs. Miz shoves Ambrose, and Ambrose punches him back to the corner. The referee backs him up, and Ambrose obliges. Miz slaps him in the face, so Ambrose wildly punches him to the corner again. The referee backs him up and warns that he could be disqualified, which would cost him the match.

Ambrose chops away at him and takes him down with a spinning back elbow before clotheslining him over the top rope. Ambrose gets a head of steam and wipes him out with a suicide dive. Ambrose shoves him into the barricade and looks conflicted like he wants to do more. Miz shoves him, but Ambrose gets away. Ambrose gets in the ring to break the count. Ambrose grabs a chair, but he doesn’t act. Miz then takes him down on the floor with a big boot. Maryse distracts the referee, and Miz picks up the chair. Ambrose kicks him and grabs the chair, but the referee stops him. Ambrose gets him in the ring and pulls the hair. Miz goes to the apron and pulls him onto it to give him a DDT. Miz rolls him into the ring and picks up a two count.

Miz digs his knee into his back before ripping at the face and applying a chin lock. Ambrose fights up and punches out. They trade punches with Ambrose coming out on top. Miz punches him back and counters a Lunatic Lariat before hitting the Reality Check for a near fall. Miz chokes him on the ropes before splashing him against it. Miz rips at the face before applying a neck vice. Ambrose fights out, but he has a whip reversed. Miz turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection before hitting a running knee to the face for a near fall. Miz continues ripping at his face before going for a surfboard stretch. Ambrose fights out, but Miz takes him down by the hair.

.@mikethemiz is definitely scheming right now… @TheDeanAmbrose #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/YC011xKyq2

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2017

Miz punches away at Dean before starting the Daniel Bryan dropkicks in the corner. Miz then hits his patented clothesline. Miz goes to the top rope, but Ambrose kicks him and goes for Dirty Deeds. Miz counters into a Skull Crushing Finale attempt, but Ambrose gets away. Miz goes to the top rope, but Ambrose knocks him to the floor. Ambrose goes to the top rope and hits a flying elbow to the floor to take Miz down!

Ambrose gets him in the ring and hits a trio of running elbows. Miz reverses a whip, but Ambrose clotheslines him down. Ambrose follows up with a fisherman’s suplex for a near fall. Ambrose hits a running forearm and tries for a bulldog, but Miz shoves him off. Ambrose comes back with a roll-up for a two count. Ambrose quickly follows up with a swinging neckbreaker for another near fall. Dueling chants for both guys fire up. Ambrose goes to the top rope and leaps over a charging Miz. Ambrose tweaks his knee upon landing and is limping. Miz quickly goes to work on the knee. Miz charges, but Ambrose counters into a sunset flip. Miz rolls out of that and applies the Figure Four Leglock to the hurt knee. Ambrose screams in pain, but he eventually gets to the bottom rope. Ambrose counters a Figure Four attempt into an inside cradle for a two count.

A FLYING #Lunatic takes down The #ALister, but can @TheDeanAmbrose get @mikethemiz IN the ring?! #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/I7wU1OFXjv

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

Miz drops Ambrose onto the apron, but Ambrose elbows him back. Ambrose goes to the top rope, but Miz crotches him up there. Miz tries for a superplex, but Ambrose blocks it and head-butts him. Ambrose goes for a powerbomb, but Miz pulls the turnbuckle pad off. Ambrose goes to slam his head into the exposed turnbuckle, but he stops to not be disqualified. Miz takes advantage of the confusion to hit Bryan’s Busaiku Knee Kick for a near fall. Miz starts kicking the chest with yes Kicks, or It Kicks as Corey aptly said they should be called, but Ambrose counters into a Figure Four Leglock. Miz screams in pain while Ambrose cinches it in. Miz eventually makes his way to the bottom rope. Miz tries for a Skull Crushing Finale, but Ambrose counters into a roll-up. Both men are hobbling. Miz punches him, but Ambrose takes him down with a Lunatic Lariat.

Maryse gets on the apron to distract the referee. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but he gets pushed off almost into Maryse. Miz charges and almost hits his wife. Miz screams at Maryse to slap him, and she does in full sight of the referee. The referee thinks about disqualifying Ambrose, but he knows what Maryse is up to and ejects her. Maryse comes back, and Miz shoves Ambrose into the referee. John Cone, the referee, thinks Ambrose did that on purpose, but Ambrose insists he was pushed into him. Miz takes advantage of this distraction to hit the Skull Crushing Finale to become a 7-time WWE Intercontinental Champion!

Winner and New Intercontinental Champion: The Miz

Maryse returns to ringside after the match to celebrate with the new Intercontinental Champion.

The #ItCouple‘s master plan = SUCCESS! @mikethemiz is officially 7-time #ICChampion! @MaryseMizanin #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/Ufp1lpnrir

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

We get a promo for the SmackDown-exclusive PPV Money In The Bank, which will feature two matches of the same name. We see Charly Caruso backstage and she introduces Bayley. Charly asks Bayley what she has to say about everyone thinking she can’t get extreme. Bayley says Alexa talks a lot, she proved that last week with the terrible segment on Raw. Bayley says she’s been watching Tommy Dreamer, Sandman and Steve Blackman, learning how to swing that Kendo Stick. She also watched Wonder Woman and she couldn’t help but feel empowered and inspired and it reminded her why she came to WWE. She didn’t come to hurt people but she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get payback and regain the Women’s Championship.

Mixed Tag Team Match

Noam Dar & Alicia Fox Vs. Sasha Banks & Rich Swann

Sasha Banks starts against Alicia Fox. Fox takes her down by the hair before running over to Noam Dar and hugging him. Dar is tagged in, so Rich Swann automatically comes in. Swann clotheslines him down before chopping him. Swann slams him off the turnbuckle, but Dar takes him down by the arm. Dar goes to the second rope, but Swann hits a super hurricanrana. Swann goes to the top rope, but Dar runs over to Fox and tags her in with a hug. Banks is automatically entered into the match. They get into a catfight before Fox gets the better of Banks.

It’s never wise to forget how dangerous @GottaGetSwann can be! @NoamDar #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/JOll0ddiAZ

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

Dar pulls Fox’s leg onto the ropes to break the hold. Banks yells at Dar. Fox then big boots Banks down for a two count. Fox continues to attack Banks and chokes her on the ropes. Fox hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. Fox then applies the chin lock. Banks fights her up, so Fox powers her to the corner. Banks takes her down and avoids Fox attacking. Swann is tagged in, so Dar comes in.

Swann takes him down with a hurricanrana, a kick, and a flipping leg drop for a near fall. Swann tries for something, but Dar rolls him up for a two count. They trade punches before Swann goes for a backslide. Dar gets out and uppercuts him. Swann immediately comes back with a superkick. Fox runs in, so Banks sloppily takes her down. They brawl out of the ring. Dar gets Swann outside and bounces him off the barricade. Banks goes to the top rope and takes Dar down with a double knee to the floor. Swann gets Dar in the ring and goes to the top rope for a Phoenix Splash to pick up the win.

Winners: Sasha Banks & Noam Dar

Sasha and Rich Swann dance after the match.

Sure, @NoamDar can save @AliciaFoxy from danger… but he couldn’t save HIMSELF from #TheBoss! @SashaBanksWWE #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/CaQUckY5fx

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

We return from a KFC advert to see Elias Samson in the ring. He gets fantastic heat when he’s introduced. Samson said he’s going to play a song he wrote while walking along the boardwalk today. “Please, hold your applause until the end of the song”.

The spotlight is on… the guitar has been strummed… @IAmSamsonWWE has something to say to the @WWEUniverse! #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/fKcjqElOZK

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2017

Samson plays his song, calling Baltimore “bathed in filth”, and saying all the people are the same, and the city is “depressing”. He gets good heat throughout the song and it was a bit different from his usual songs. The commentators moan about him afterwards.

WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Kendo Stick-On-A-Pole Match
(C) Alexa Bliss Vs. Bayley

The bell rings and confidently moves away from the pole and tells Bayley to go get it, but as soon as Bayley moves Alexa yanks her to the ground. Bayley hits Alexa’s head off of the top turnbuckle and Alexa responds with a big right hand and Bayley rolls from the ring.

Your #RAW #WomensChampion @AlexaBliss_WWE looks MORE than ready for tonight’s #KendoStick On A Pole Match! #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/hoqcHt0J3a

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

Aleax starts climbingup the turnbuckle to get the Kendo Stick but Bayley climbs up from the apron and they battle atop the ropes. Bayley grabs the Stick but both women fall from the top rope to the floor and suddenly it’s a race to grab the Stick laying in the ring. Both women slide inside to grab the stick but Bayley knocks Alexa back outside and lands a belly-to-back suplex. Bayley returns to the ring and grabs the Kendo Stick.

Bayley chases Alexa around the ring before they go back inside and Alexa begs her not to hit her. Bayley very slowly lifts the Stick above her but Alexa tackles Bayley and grabs the Stick for herself. Alexa goes to work, laying shot after shot into the back of Bayley.

The tide has shifted as #RAW #WomensChampion @AlexaBliss_WWE gains control of the #KendoStick! #ExtremeRules @itsBayleyWWE pic.twitter.com/IxOSZJYmG6

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2017

Bayley catches Bliss with a sudden Bayley-to-Belly but she’s too hurt to make the cover. The Kendo Stick lays propped in the corner and Bayley moves to grab it but Alexa shoves her into it. Alexa hits Bayley with the Kendo Stick again and then the Bliss DDT for the surprisingly quick win!

Winner: Alexa Bliss

The announcers mention that Bayley seemed to hesitate when she had the Stick. They also remind us that, on the Kick-Off Show, Nia Jax said she is next in line.

.@WWESheamus & @WWECesaro are ALL BUSINESS as they head into the STEEL CAGE to challenge your #RAW #TagTeamChampions! #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/If5uf5wvNW

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

We have the steel cage match up next – pinfalls and submissions do not count, you can only win when both members of your team have both feet on the floor at the same time.

WWE Tag Team Championships

Steel Cage Match

(C) The Hardy Boyz Vs. Sheamus & Cesaro

Loud “DELETE” chants as the bell rings. Sheamus and Cesaro immediately turn and start climbing the cage but Matt and Jeff pull them back down into the cage. Anarchy ensues for a few minutes as Sheamus and Cesaro try to escape and continuously get stopped.

Jeff hits the crotch leg drop on Sheamus, then throws him into the cafe. Cesaro then tosses Matt Hardy into the cage, and takes the fight to Jeff. Sheamus hits an Irish Curse Backbreaker on Jeff. Sheamus punches Matt before throwing him headfirst into the cage. Again Sheamus and Cesaro look to escape but are pulled back down into the ring. Sheamus and Cesaro whip the Hardy’s towards each other but Matt reverses, meaning Jeff and Cesaro run into each other.

Skull-to-steel impact has been MADE! @WWECesaro @JEFFHARDYBRAND @MATTHARDYBRAND @WWECesaro #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/4COTuzhLX6

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2017

Sheamus tries to escape but Jeff crotches him on the top rope. Matt and Jeff place Sheamus and Cesaro against the cage and slam their heads repeatedly before trading opponents and hitting stereo dropkicks. Sheamus and Cesaro are still between the ropes and the cage, and Jeff hits Poetry In Motion on both of them. Matt and Jeff start climbing up but Sheamus and Cesaro eventually climb up and pull them back. Jeff and Cesaro stand atop the top rope and Sheamus grabs Jeff and lands a powerbomb but Jeff brought Cesaro down with him. All three men are down and Matt hits an elbow drop on Cesaro from the top rope.

Matt throws Sheamus into the cage again. Matt climbs to the top of the cage but Cesaro climbs up and pulls him down onto Sheamus’ shoudlers, who hits a running senton. The door of the cage is opened and Sheamus tries to walk out but Matt grabs his leg. Sheamus and Cesaro start beating on Matt, they whip him off the ropes, lift him up high and run him into the cage.

They look to do the same to Jeff but he grabs onto the cage and starts climbing. Cesaro grabs his leg and holds him there. Matt and Sheamus start fighting as Jeff is pulled down. Sheamus looks for a Brogue Kick but Jeff ducks, grabs Cesaro and throws him into the cage. Sheamus grabs Jeff but the Enigmatic Enigma hits an enziguiri and Sheamus turns into Matt, who catches him for a tornado DDT. Both Hardy’s climb up the cage and get onto the top before Sheamus and Cesaro join them. Jeff gets a quarter way down the outside but Cesaro holds him by the arm. Jeff punches Cesaro and falls to the floor! Now Matt is facing both Sheamus and Cesaro by himself.

#RAW #TagTeamChampion @JEFFHARDYBRAND escapes the clutches of @WWECesaro! Can @MATTHARDYBRAND follow suit? #ExtremeRules @WWESheamus pic.twitter.com/uSbrPTtgWJ

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

Matt hits a Side Effect on Cesaro, then one on Sheamus as well. Matt looks to climb the cage and join his brother, who cheers him from the outside. Matt gets to the top but Cesaro grabs his legs. Jeff climbs halfway up the outside and pulls Matts arms. Sheamus joins Cesaro and they knock Jeff off before dragging Matt back inside. Sheamus and Cesaro hit a double crucifix powerbomb on Matt. Jeff tries to come back inside via the door but Sheamus Brogue Kick’s the door, knocking Jeff to the floor. Sheamus looks to leave through the door but Matt pulls him back inside.

Cesaro scales the cage while Matt hits Sheamus with a Twist of Fate. Matt then yanks Cesaro down and starts climbing himself. Cesaro climbs up and hits him with an uppercut as he transitions to the outside of the cage. Sheamus climbs up and grabs Matt, and hits White Noise from the top rope. All three men are down and Jeff takes his shirt off, climbing to the top of the cage. Jeff hits Whisper in the Wind from the top of the cage onto Sheamus and Cesaro!

#RAW #TagTeamChampion @JEFFHARDYBRAND will go GREAT heights to save his brother! @MATTHARDYBRAND #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/tYoRpStoVa

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

All four men are down but Matt crawls to the door. Sheamus and Cesaro start climbing one side but Matt returns and tries to drag Jeff out of the cage. Sheamus and Ceasaro hit the floor a split second before Matt can drag Jeff out of the door.

Winners and New Tag Team Champions: Sheamus & Cesaro

Sheamus and Cesaro celebrate with their new titles as Matt and Jeff recover at ringside.

The #KingOfTheCruiserweights @WWENeville has NO intention of giving up his throne RIGHT NOW in #SubmissionMatch at #ExtremeRules! pic.twitter.com/aQGLSrCLQw

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

Cruiserweight Championship

Submission Match

(C) Neville Vs. Austin Aries

The bell rings. Neville tries to go right to work on the injured arm of Austin Aries. Neville tries to wrench away at the arm, but Aries twists out and applies a modified arm bar. Neville quickly gets to the bottom rope to break the hold. Neville yells at the crowd. Neville takes his time getting back into the ring and continues yelling at the crowd to waste time.

They go for a lock-up, but Aries catches him with a guillotine. Neville quickly powers him to the corner to get out of it. Neville drives his shoulder into him before shushing the already quiet crowd. Aries cartwheels around him, but he’s soon dropped on the apron. Aries drops him down and hits a slingshot senton. They go outside the ring, and Aries drives Neville head over heels into the barricade. Aries then sends him chest-first into the barricade. Aries then drops him face-first on the LED apron.

Is @AustinAries on his way to becoming @WWE #Cruiserweight Champion? He’ll have to make @WWENeville TAP to do it! #ExtremeRules #205Live pic.twitter.com/uM74f2VaYK

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

Aries gets him into the ring, but Neville quickly gets out. Neville quickly leaves the ring before Aries hits a suicide dive. Aries then leaps off the top rope onto him with a plancha. Aries’ knee gets hurt. Neville goes to work on the knee upon entering the ring with a dragon screw. Neville works on the left leg. Aries gets out and clubs away at him before clotheslining him down. Aries hits a trio of shin breakers before hitting an inverted suplex. Aries takes off his elbow pad and tries for a Discus Fivearm, but Neville blocks it.

Aries hits a dragon screw and shoulders him in the midsection on the apron. Neville fights him off and dropkicks him in the knee to get him outside the ring. Neville goes outside the ring and works on the arm now. Neville gets him in the ring and kicks away at him. Neville then taunts the crowd. Neville continues to hit him before going to the top rope. Neville leaps, but Aries takes him down and applies the Figure Four Leglock. Neville gets out, but Aries quickly grounds him with a neckbreaker off the ropes. Neville avoids a missile dropkick and applies the Rings of Saturn, but Aries gets his feet on the ropes. Neville goes for another Rings of Saturn, but Aries rolls through and applies the Rings of Saturn to Neville. Neville grabs the referee to get out.

You NEVER want to be standing opposite @AustinAries on the ropes… @WWENeville #205Live #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/WCPA4i16Aq

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2017

Neville then superkicks him down. Neville props him up on the top rope and forearms him. Aries fights a superplex off and knocks him to the canvas. Neville scales the ropes, but Aries applies a weak looking guillotine on the top rope. Aries then hits a sunset flip powerbomb and rolls through into the Last Chancery, but Neville drags himself out of the ring. Aries doesn’t let go and applies the Last Chancery on the floor. Neville taps out on the floor, but it doesn’t count.

Aries tries to pull him into the ring, but Neville snaps his arm off the top rope. Aries then comes back with a desperation Discus Fivearm. Aries goes for a suicide dive, but Neville moves. Aries hits the ground with a thud. Neville gets him in the ring and hits a Red Arrow to the back. Neville immediately follows up with the Rings of Saturn for the submission.

Winner: Neville

Like it or not… The #KingOfTheCruiserweights @WWENeville is still sitting COMFORTABLY atop his throne! #205Live #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/4irseaaSnu

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

We get our first promo for Great Balls of Fire in July and I like that they’re going full 50’s on it, rather than be all about fire and try to be tough. Here’s the trailer:

The commentators confirm that the winner of the next match will face Brock Lesnar at Great Balls of Fire. Bray Wyatt comes out first for the huge Fatal 5-Way match.

Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match

The Winner Becomes Numbers One Contender

Bray Wyatt Vs. Seth Rollins Vs. Samoa Joe Vs. Roman Reigns Vs. Finn Balor

The bell rings and Bray Wyatt goes after Bray Wyatt, while Rollins goes after Samoa Joe. Roman stands in the ring and watches the chaos unfold. They all spill to the outside and still Roman watches.

The strategy of @WWERomanReigns? Let the FIGHT come to The #BigDog! #ExtremeRules #Fatal5Way pic.twitter.com/alAFmp9EWc

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

Bray comes back inside and takes the fight to Roman but gets punches into the corner. Roman hits a Samoan drop on Bray, then Samoa Joe appears and tries to land one of his own but Roman reverses and lands a Samoan drop. Balor enters and attacks Roman. Reigns looks for the Samoan drop again but Balor climbs down and onto the apron. Balor looks for an enziguiri but Reigns blocks it and knocks Finn from the apron. Now Seth is in the ring with Roman but before they can do much, Bray and Joe comes back.

Joe tosses Seth from the ring and looks for a suicide dive but Rollins slides back in as Joe flies out, then Rollins hits a suicide dive on Joe. Inside the ring, Finn dropkicks Bray Wyatt, then stomps him out of the ring. Rollins tries to slide in but Balor stomps him back out. Then the same thing to Joe. Balor then hits a tope onto all three men outside of the ring. Finn stands tall…only for Reigns to hit him with an uppercut. Reigns looks for a drive-by kick but Joe takes him out in mid-air – to the delight of the fans.

Joe slams Roman into the barricade, and Joe seems to be a big fan favourite. Joe and Bray team-up to beat Roman. They toss him into the steel steps, then grab a side of the steps each and run them into Seth, then around the ring to Finn. And then back around to Roman as well for a big cheer. The fans give them a standing ovation.

That is one VERY dangerous tandem… @SamoaJoe @WWEBrayWyatt #ExtremeRules #Fatal5Way pic.twitter.com/Dwd81CLkm0

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2017

Bray and Joe team on Finn, slapping his chest before throwing him back into the ring. They continue to double-team Finn inside the ring until Balor starts fighting back but it’s quickly shut down with double shoulder tackles. Finally Seth returns and takes the fight to both men, dropkicking Bray and hitting Joe with a reverse Russian leg sweep into the corner. Seth looks for a suicide dive but Bray punches him before he can get through the ropes. Bray kicks Roman back down at ringside for a pop, then DDT’s Seth onto the steps.

Inside the ring, Joe grabs Finn for the Coquida Clutch but Balor quickly shoves himself off of the corner, rolling Joe over, then hitting a double foot stomp. Bray returns and clobbers Finn in the back with a chair. Bray teases hitting Joe with the chair before hitting Finn in the back again. They beat Seth for a minute and force him to the corner. Finn then hits Bray and moves out of the way, allowing Joe to run headfirst into a chair in the corner. Roman then hits Bray with a drive-by as he hangs on the bottom rope.

Roman powerbombs Finn before unleashing multiple clotheslines to Bray in the corner and a big boot to Joe. Roman is fired-up and getting a mixed reaction. Roman takes to the corner and powers-up for a Superman punch but Samoa Joe drags him out of the ring and the two of them trade blows. Bray then attacks Roman from behind and hits a Urinage Slam on the announce table! Bray looks to come back inside but Rollins knocks him off the apron, then brings Bray inside and hits a springboard attack for a near-fall.

The #Kingslayer @WWERollins takes down @SamoaJoe AND @WWEBrayWyatt! #ExtremeRules #Fatal5Way pic.twitter.com/VG0Xy4MRMB

— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2017

Seth fights both Bray and Joe and catches both men with an over castle from the top rope. Joe rolls to the outside and Rollins hits a suicide dive. Rollins looks for another suicide dive, this time to Bray but Wyatt pulls Joe in front of him and lets Joe take the impact. Back inside the ring and Bray takes control of Seth.

Rollins reverses a suplex into a Falcon’s Arrow for a near-fall. Rollins jumps off the top rope and Bray catches him with Sister Abigail but Samoa Joe breaks the pin. Joe looks super pissed and Bray backs-off into the corner. Joe starts laying into Bray before hitting him with a back elbow and an overhead kick. Joe sends Bray to the ropes but Wyatt uses a body attack to create some space. Bray goes to the corner and bends backwards before grabbing Joe for Sister Abigail but Joe reverses with a Coquida Clutch!

Finn Balor immediately breaks it up with a chair shot to the back of Joe, then one to Bray. Balor then hits a double foot stomp to Bray with the chair on his chest. Roman looks to come back into the ring but Finn kicks his head off. Finn hits front dropkicks to every man around the ring and into the barricade. Finn then hits Bray’s head off of the announce table multiple times. Finn clears an announce table and looks to put Bray through it but Samoa Joe grabs him from behind with a Coquida Clutch. Finn backs Joe into the barricade but he holds on, then Roman hits both men with a huge Spear through the barricade! Seconds later, Seth Rollins leaps off of the top rope with a frog splash to Bray Wyatt through the announce table!

The #CoquinaClutch was just the beginning as @WWERomanReigns sends @FinnBalor AND @SamoaJoe through the barricade! #ExtremeRules #Fatal5Way pic.twitter.com/ViBLPHcb28

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2017

Roman and Seth are the first two men back to their feet and they get into the ring. They star at each other before trading blows. Seth looks for a Pedigree but Roman flips him over and Seth lands on his feet, only to get hit with a Superman punch! Near-fall for Roman. Reigns shouts at Seth that he should have stayed down. Roman takes to the corner and looks for a Spear but Seth reverses with a school-boy for a near-fall. Seth hits Avada Kedavra on Reigns, then a frog splash for another near-fall.

Seth looks for a Phoenix Splash but Roman moves and Seth lands on his feet. Bray grabs Seth for Sister Abigail but Roman runs for a Spear, only for Bray to kick him away. Bray grabs Roman for Sister Abigail but Roman shoves him off and hits a Spear! Seth grabs Roman for his jumping knee finisher but Roman dodges it. Rollins hits a Buckle Bomb on Roman but Reigns immediately retaliates with a Superman punch.

Finn comes in and gets clobbered with a Superman punch. Roman looks for a Spear but Finn catches him with a Slingblade, then hits a front dropkick into the corner. Balor takes to the top rope and hits Coup De Grace for the w….Samoa Joe yanks Finn off of Reigns and applies the Coquida Clutch and Balor passes out!

Winner and New Number One Contender: Samoa Joe

Joe celebrates after the match as we see replays.

The warpath that @SamoaJoe took en route to becoming your brand new #1Contender for the #UniversalChampionship! #Fatal5Way #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/ZMast8GMRL

— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 5, 2017

That’s it for Extreme Rules 2017! Let us know what you thought in the comments and be sure to join us tomorrow night for Monday Night Raw!

Curtis Dillion

Curtis does our weekly live match-by-match coverage of WWE RAW and SmackDown for Ringside News. In addition to SmackDown, Curtis also does WWE & NXT special event coverage as well. He has been helping out at for Ringside News for many years.

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