Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage of The Horror Show At Extreme Rules.
With 2020 being what it is and WWE branching out to try new things is commonplace now. And with that we’ve arrived at the most unique Extreme Rules PPV to date. While there are lots of matches on tonight’s show, the biggest talking point is obviously Seth Rollins Vs. Rey Mysterio in an eye-for-an-eye match. WWE has promised one of these guys is going to have their eye gouged out, so we have to assume that means the use of CGI. The jury is very much out of whether or not this is good or a complete disaster.
The other odd match tonight is Bray Wyatt Vs. Braun Strowman in a Swamp Fight. This is, presumably, another cinematic match, and so far those have been largely pretty great. Oddly, it isn’t a title match though, so that might in fact mean a win for Bray Wyatt.
Other matches tonight will see Drew McIntyre defend his WWE Championship against Dolph Ziggler tonight but the stipulation has yet to be revealed, Asuka Vs. Sasha Banks for the RAW Women’s Championship, Bayley Vs. Nikki Cross for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, and Apollo Crews Vs. MVP for the United States Championship.
And that’s the card for The Horror Show. It could be a really fun show, but it may also be a complete…horror show. Follow along here from 6 PM EST for the Kick-Off, and enjoy the show!
Peter Rosenberg and Scott Stanford are conducting the Kick-Off Show and they run down the card for the PPV, including the addition of Kevin Owens Vs. Murphy on the pre-show.
Rosenberg and Stanford discuss Wyatt Vs. Strowman in the Swamp Fight, and we see a great hype video that goes back to the origins of The Wyatt Family. Booker T, Renee Young, and JBL join the show on Zoom and lay out their thoughts. Booker says he’s been excited for this match since it was announced but doens’t know what to expect. They argue over whether or not Braun can really break free from Wyatt and be his own man. Renee Young wonders if there’s going to be alligators in the swamp.
Kayla Braxton interviews New Day backstage and asks how they’ve prepared for a tables match tonight. Kofi says they have to become one with the table. Big E says he’s been eaten off tables and slept on them, but you need to be inside the wood, and the wood will be in you, then he smiled. D-Von Dudley joins them and Kofi says D-Von has destroyed over 10 million tables. D-Von reminds them he even put them through tables and Kofi says he don’t gotta be that way. Big E asks him to use his big girthy brain and tell them the strategy for winning such a match and he says it’s simple; put your opponent through a table.
MVP is backstage with Lashley and Charly approaches them. She asks about his match against Apollo Crews tonight and Lashley says he isn’t the real Champion. Real Champions show up to work each week, but Crews is in the witness protection program since he was introduced to the hurt business. MVP says that, even if Apollo is 100% tonight, he still has to face the greatest United States Champion tonight. He says he spent a mint on the new US Title, because he knows you can’t put a price on wisdom, and he knew he would be Champion anyway. And a lot of people in WWE had better get wise and not disrespect them the way Apollo did.
It’s time to dicsuss the Eye-For-An-Eye Match with Young, Booker, and JBL. She says this match is going to be hard to watch and asks JBL if he’s surprised Rey chose the stipulation. JBL says he isn’t because he wrestled Rey at WrestleMania 25 and he retired after that. He knows what Rey is capable of and what his family means to him. Booker talks about Rey getting Dominik involved and how that’s the biggest mistake here, his son’s ass would have been at home.
The bell rings and KO looks for a Stunner but gets shoved off, then batters Murphy into the corner. Murphy counters Owens and hits a knee for a two-count. They trade shots back and forth until Murphy takes a sleeper. KO fights out but Murphy kicks him and goes up top. Murphy jumps into a boot and a DDT.
Owens hits an inverted atomic drop and a big lariat. Murphy counters a senton but gets thrown face-first into the turnbuckles and hit with a cannonball. Owens puts Murphy on the top turnbuckle but gets punched off. Murphy hits a meteora from up top and scores a near-fall. Owens catches a kick and looks for the Pop-Up Powerbomb but Murphy lands on his feet. Murphy hits two big knees to the chin, then a brainbuster for a near-fall.
Murphy lands a few shots, then takes KO to the top rope. Owens denies Murphy a superplex and throws him off, then hits a moonsault for a near-fall. Owens counters Murphy with a superkick, then hits a Stunner for the win!
We’re back with Renee, JBL, and Booker to discuss Sasha Banks Vs. Asuka tonight. Booker says Asuka is in that space where she feels invincible but it will come down to who wants it more. JBL says he hopes Bayley and Kairi Sane don’t get involved tonight because before Charlotte and Becky were the big names, it was Asuka and Sasha. He thinks they have the chance tonight to remind everyone why they’re two of the best of all-time. JBL says Bayley and Sasha remind him of Shawn Michaels and Triple H.
Renee asks JBL what will happen to Big Show’s legacy if Randy Orton puts him on the shelf tomorrow night. He says nothing, really, because nobody can really compare to Big Show. As for Orton, he’s the best he’s ever been and he can’t wait to see them collide. Booker agrees and says time waits for no man, Big Show has given a lot with nothing to prove, and time is literally weighing him down like it did with Andre. Meanwhile Orton is in his prime and he might end Big Show’s career.
Rosenberg and Stanford talk about Ziggler Vs. McIntyre tonight, before joking about the Swamp Fight and Eye-For-An-Eye match. And that’s the Extreme Rules Kick-Off Show done, the main card starts now!
The Horror Show opens with a dark, creepy video package with some cool narration.
The match begins – tornado rules – and the heels beat the Champs into the corners. Nakamura cracks Kofi with a knee and Cesaro drops Big E with an uppercut. Big E tosses Nakamura over the ropes and Kofi hits Cesaro with a double stomp. Big E hits a belly-to-belly to Cesaro, then he and Kofi go out to get a table.
Big E whips Najamura into the barricade, then whips Kofi into him with a boot. Cesaro is slammed into the steel steps, then E whips Kofi at him for a kick against the steel. Kofi drags Cesaro over to where Big E has set a table near the ramp. Big E lifts Cesaro onto his shoulders and Kofi gets on the middle rope but Nakamura slams Kofi into the mat and Cesaro climbs off.
Cesaro slams the steps into Big E on the floor, then gets back in the ring where Nakamura has set a table up in the centre. They put Kofi on the top rope and look to superplex him but Big E returns and shoves Cesaro to the floor. Cesaro tries to military press Kofi off the apron through the table but Kofi slid off into the ring.
Big E followed-up with a spear through the ropes to Cesaro and they narrowly miss the table. Kofi knocks Nakamura out of the ring, then they move the table onto the ramp and set Cesaro on it. New Day get back inside and Big E throws Kofi over the ropes towards Cesaro but Nakamura throws a table in Kofi’s face. The heels try to suplex Kofi through the table bug Big E drags him inside the ring.
Big E looks to spear them both through the ropes but gets kicked. He suplexes Cesaro into the ring but Nakamura retaliates with a running knee. Nakamura grabs another table and sets it up at ringside by the announce desk. Kofi comes off the top with a trust fall to Nakamura, meanwhile Big E belly-to-belly suplexes Cesaro in the ring.
New Day grab another table and set it on top of the other one Nakamura had erected. Big E and Cesaro start brawling on the top rope, while Nakamura knocks Kofi to the floor. Cesaro shoves Big E off the top, then does the swing and Nakamura hits a running knee. Kingston comes back and throws Nakamura over the ropes and he lands by the table near the ramp.
Kofi gets Cesaro on the top rope and tries to hurricanrana him through the double tables, but Cesaro holds on. Nakamura reappears and kicks Kofi in the head as he hangs upside down, then Cesaro powerbombs Kofi through both tables!
After the match Cesaro and Nakamura tell Michael Cole and Corey Graves to stop doubting them, then sit on a table and pose.
We see Alexa Bliss giving Nikki Cross, Asuka, and Kairi Sane a pep talk backstage and Cross gets riled-up for her title match.
The match gets underway and Bayley forces Cross to the corner and slaps her. Cross doesn’t get mad, instead goes for a lock-up again but Bayley shrugs her off with a hip toss and poses. Bayley forces her to the corner but, out of nowhere, Nikki hits Bayley with her swinging neckbreaker finisher but Bayley kicks out!
Bayley rolls outside to regroup but Cross brings her back in and hits a crossbody from the top rope, then another for a two-count. Bayley starts turning the tables and chokes Cross on the middle rope. Bayley talks trash as she beats Cross in the corner. Bayley pulls a page out of Cross’ book and traps her in the ring apron, then batters her with forearms.
Both women end up in the apron and Cross unloads on her. Cross then snaps Bayley on the ropes, like Bayley does, then performs a running splash after using Bayley’s old buddy taunt. Cross puts the Bank Statement on Bayley but Bayley escapes and hits the Bayley-to-Belly for a near-fall!
Bayley gets Cross on the top rope for a superplex and doesn’t agree with the two-count. Cross rolls her up but Bayley kicks out and hits a big knee. Bayley kicks Cross out of the ring, hugs Banks, then tries to jump through the ropes to Cross but gets caught and slammed into the ring post. Back in the ring, Cross throat chops Bayley, then hits a reverse DDT and both women are down.
Cross hits running forearms, and a running bulldog. Nikki goes up top but Bayley dodges a dive. Cross hits a neckbreaker for a two-count, followed by two back suplexes. Bayley runs at Cross in the corner but nobody’s home and she hits the buckles. Cross drags Bayley under the bottom rope and hits a neckbreaker on the floor! Banks gives Bayley her “Boss” ring, which Bayley uses to punch Cross and hit her finish for the win!
We get a horror-themed episode of The Firefly Funhouse, in which Bray is dressed like Dracula and everything is sepia-tone. Bray welcomes us and says he has the most horrifying footage to show us. A clip plays of the karaoke from SmackDown two weeks ago but then cuts off and Bray reprimands Ramblin’ Rabbit, saying he knows that’s not the clip. Instead, he has a clip from the past Braun Strowman wants everyone to forget, but we don’t see said clip.
The United States Championship match won’t be taking place tonight. The announcers explain that Apollo Crews wasn’t medically cleared to compete tonight. MVP and Bobby Lashley come to the ring as we see replays of how Crews suffered the injury.
MVP says that’s what happens when people get in the ring with the almighty. He tells Lashley he’s got to stop putting that move on with such power that he hurts people…and hinders his career. They laugh, then MVP goes out and gets the new United States Championship and announces himself the official Champion due to forfeit.
It’s time for the biggest match of the night. Seth Rollins comes to the ring with a pair of plyers and stands ready with them.
Rey’s music hits but he comes in from behind and hits Seth with a dropkick. Rollins rolls outside and drags Rey out, trying to slam him into the steps but Rey pulls away and slides into the ring. Seth catches Mysterio with a slingblade and goes right after the eye.
Mysterio kicks Seth and rakes the eyes himself. Rey shoots Seth into the ring post, then goes out and grabs the plyers himself. Seth fights him off but Rey goes under the ring and pulls a toolbox out from underneath along with a table. Rey gets a piece of rebar and swings for Seth bus misses.
Rollins grabs a Kendo stick and cracks Rey in the head with it. Rey counters a second shot and hits a headscissors that lands Seth on the middle rope. Mysterio wants a 619 but Rollins avoids it. The two of them brawl on the apron until Seth hits a falcon arrow on the apron! Seth grabs Rey on the floor and rips at his eye but Mysterio pulls away.
Rollins swings with the rebar but hits the ring post. Rollins attempts to push Rey’s eye into the steps but Mysterio kicks him. Back inside the ring, Seth tries to push the Kendo stick into Rey’s eye but he fights it off. Rollins slides Rey out under the bottom rope and he lands on the table he himself had pulled out. Seth goes out after Rey and grabs a chair.
Rollins tries to push the leg of the chair into Rey’s eye but he can’t, so he unfolds the chair and uses it to pin Rey down and tries to get the eye but Mysterio kicks him off. Seth grabs a screwdriver and tries to impale Mysterio but Rey hits a drop toe hole into the corner of the announce desk. Rey goes to the toolbox but Seth hits him with a chair in the back.
Rollins grabs a piece of tag rope and uses it to tie Mysterio’s hands to the rope, but Rey grabs him with both feet and slams him into the ring post. Mysterio unties himself and both men get back in the ring. Seth hits Rey with the Kendo stick a few times, then puts the stick into the ring post and tries to slam Rey into it but Mysterio fights him off and hits a seated senton.
Headscissors from Rey, followed by a frog splash. Seth shoves him to the corner, then hits a release powerbomb. Rollins looks for The Stomp but Rey counters with a tornado DDT. Seth rolls outside and Rey goes to the apron. Seth grabs Rey for a powerbomb but Rey grabs the Kendo stick and hits Seth a few times, then hits a rolling powerbomb into the barricade.
Rey goes inside, then slides under the bottom rope and over Seth for another rolling powerbomb into the barricade. Rey breaks the Kendo stick over his knee and uses one of the sharp ends to gouge Seth’s eye on the apron. Rollins rolls inside holding his eye, and Rey hits a 619. Seth asks for mercy but Rey refuses and hits The Stomp on the floor!
Rey pulls the eye patch out of his mask, then grabs Rollins and tries to push his eye into the steps. Rey gets his eye into the corner but Seth low blows him! Rollins superkicks Rey against the barricade, then hits The Stomp. Seth crawls over to Rey, telling him it’s his own fault, then drags him to the steel steps and jams his eye into the steel! Rey slumps down against the steps, holding his eye and the referee calls for the bell.
Dominik and some doctors run out as Seth literally pukes on the floor. They help Rey to the back and Seth looks horrified at what he did. Maybe I missed it, but I don’t think we saw the eyeball or anything, so that kinda sucked.
Bayley is backstage and Kayla Braxton starts to ask her a question. Bayley says she was a huge fan of Rey Mysterio growing up, so it’s crazy. And, she doesn’t know if Rey will ever see this but…he’s not seeing double, she’s still Bayley Dos Straps! Bayley then introduces Sasha Banks and says she’s about to become a double Champion as well.
The match begins and they lock-up with Asuka forcing Banks to the corner. Banks then pushes her to the opposite corner. Asuka lands some right hands, then goes for a knee but Sasha counters into the Bank Statement! Asuka crawls to the rope but Sasha let’s go and stomps her hand over and over.
Banks hits a boot to the chest and a meteora for a two-count. Banks attempts to hold Asuka’s hands down but Asuka counters with an armbar. Sasha gets to the ropes and rolls to the apron. She counters Asuka and hits an arm-drag from the top rope. Banks attempts a springboard arm-drag but gets knee’d in the mouth.
Asuka hits a hip attack, knocking Sasha off the apron, then goes out to get her. Banks kicks Asuka, then Asuka waits for Sasha to hit a sunset flip but she holds the ropes and stomps her. Back inside, Asuka looks for the Asuka Lock but Banks slams her into the buckles, then hits double knees. Banks works on the arm and hand of Asuka, then stomps on her chest over and over.
Banks puts Asuka in the corner and hits double knees, then jumps up and hits double knees into the mat for a near-fall. Banks kicks the chest of Asuka, then the back, before going to a submission. Banks stomps Asuka repeatedly again and talks some trash, but Asuka does some up-kicks. Asuka fights up and hits a spinning backfist, then runs at Sasha in the corner but gets kicked back.
Asuka gets Sasha stuck in the corner and hits a running Codebreaker and they’re both down. Sasha rolls the apron and Asuka looks for a hip attack but Banks avoids it and kicks her. Banks tries to German suplex the Champion off the apron but she holds on, so she drops down, and powerbombs her into the plexi-glass!
Banks gets Asuka back inside and hits a frog splash for a near-fall. Sasha goes to the Bank Statement but Asuka gets the ropes. Both women go to the apron and brawl, but Asuka gets back inside and drags her over the ropes. Asuka hits a huge release German suplex, followed by kicks to the chest and a running shining wizard. Asuka hits another German suplex and a hip attack for a near-fall.
The Empress goes up top for a dropkick but misses, and Sasha hits a running knee. Banks goes up top but Asuka goes up behind her and hits a German superplex but Banks landed on her knees and kicked Asuka. Banks goes up top but falls off the top rope and holds her knee. She and Asuka start yelling at each other and throwing hands. Sasha tries to get the Bank Statement but Asuka avoids it.
Bayley and Kairi start brawling on the floor. Asuka and Banks trade pinfall attempts and Asuka grabs her with the Asuka Lock but Bayley throws one of the Tag Titles into the ring. The referee takes the belt away as Sasha taps, so Bayley slides in. Asuka releases Banks and kicks Bayley in the head.
Sasha lifts the other tag title but the referee pulls it away. Asuka goes for the poison mist but Sasha ducks and she hits the referee! Bayley then hits Asuka with the title, takes the shirt off the referee and puts it on herself. Bayley drags Banks over Asuka and counts the pin.
Bayley forced the timekeeper to ring the bell and she gave Banks the belt. The announcers say this can’t possibly stand.
Charly Caruso is backstage by the doctor’s office, but they’ve taken Rey to a local hospital. The doctor told her if the optical nerve of Rey’s eye hasn’t been severed then there’s a good chance Rey won’t lose his vision.
Dolph Ziggler comes to the ring for the WWE Championship match and he waits for Drew McIntyre to make his entrance. Ziggler takes the microphone and tells Drew he underestimated him. The stipulation for this match is Extreme Rules, but only for Dolph. McIntyre can’t get counted out, disqualified, or do anything out of the ordinary, Dolph becomes Champion.
The bell rings and Ziggler runs out to grab a weapon but McIntyre chases him down and slams him into the announce table. Drew slams him into the barricade, then puts him in the ring. McIntyre hits a big belly-to-belly and readies for a Claymore but Ziggler rolls outside.
Again Drew goes after but Ziggler rakes the eyes. Ziggler grabs a chair and tries to hit Drew but the Scotsman grabs it, thinks about using it, but tosses it out of the ring. McIntyre hits another belly-to-belly and Dolph rolls out. McIntyre brings him back in and Dolph punches the gut but Drew no-sells them and clotheslines him to the outside.
Ziggler sends McIntyre into the ring post, then into the plexi-glass. Ziggler grabs a table from under the ring and sets it up at ringside. McIntyre grabs him and looks for a suplex but stops in mid-air and makes sure Dolph hits the floor and not the table. Drew gets him inside and hits a big sit-out powerbomb for a near-fall.
Drew lifts Dolph, who hits a low blow! Ziggler grabs two chairs and beats McIntyre over and over again. The other chair is sitting upright, and McIntyre uses it to pull himself up but Dolph hits him in the back again and the chair goes into his throat! Ziggler then basically hits Drew in the head with the chair for a near-fall. McIntyre rolls out and Dolph follows, only to get thrown over the announce table with a belly-to-belly.
McIntyre takes everything off the announce table but Dolph kicks his knee and hits a Fame-Asser off the table onto the floor. McIntyre beats the count back into the ring. Ziggler jumps on Drew’s back with the sleeper. Drew grabs the ropes but that doesn’t work for him, so he starts to fade. McIntyre eventually fights him off and sends the big man into the ring post twice.
McIntyre fires back with a clothesline and both men are down. McIntyre takes Dolph outside and slams him into the plexi-glass, then gets him back in the ring for a reverse Alabama slam. McIntyre counts down and looks for a Claymore but Dolph hits him with a chair and lands a Zig-Zag for a near-fall!
Ziggler takes Drew out and puts him on the table at ringside, then he climbs to the top of the ring post and hits a huge elbow drop through the table! McIntyre has to get back into the ring and does so at nine. Ziggler screams in frustration. Back inside, Dolph grabs the chair but McIntyre hits a Glasgow Kiss. Drew looks for a Future Shock DDT but eats a second Fame-Asser and a Zig-Zag. Drew pops right back up, so Dolph hits a Rock Bottom onto a chair and Drew kicks out!
Dolph screams “why won’t you die?!” Ziggler tosses the chairs out of the ring and gets really mad. He stomps up the band and runs for a superkick…but gets hit with a Claymore!
It’s main event time following a promo video for SummerSlam 2020, which takes place next month!
We’re in the swamp and we see Strowman pull up in a truck with Wyatt sitting in the middle of the road in a rocking chair. Strowman gets out and approaches Wyatt. He says “I’m home” but the lights go out and Bray is gone. Strowman sees a sign leading into the woods that says “abandon hope, all ye who enter”, so he throws the rocking chair into the sign.
Strowman makes his way through the woods and we see corny orange images of random animals. A couple of guys come out of the woods and attack Braun but he beats them down. Firefly Fun House bits pop up with Bray cheering for Braun. Strowman rips his shirt off and screams for Bray, but he gets hit from behind…by himself. Braun crawls away from himself standing with the sheep mask on, only to be hit with the shovel again.
Strowman wakes up tied to a chair with chains in a dirty old shack. He tries to free himself but can’t, and that’s when Bray is shown in the woods with the lantern, his old music playing. Bray enters the shack and welcomes Braun home. Bray taunts him and Braun says he hates him for everything he made him do.
Bray says he loves how much success Braun has had, but he knows it’s borrowed time. He asks who will be there when Braun’s 15 minutes of fame is gone? He screams that he is not Braun’s enemy, that they’re one in the same. They can be Gods and rule everyone. As society crumbles and governments fall, they would rule, as prophesized.
Braun says he’s going to send him back to Hell and Bray says he’s been somewhere worse than Braun could imagine. He’s been rotting in a pit in his mind but he’s back and it feels good. He’s got his wings back and he’s never going back to that pit. He says Braun is a weapon that only he knows how to wield. And, in order for him to become the monster he knows he can be, he has to destroy the monster he has become.
Braun says he will never be with him. Bray asks if he wants to see something really scary? Then a veiled woman walks in with a snake and makes it bite Braun. Cut to outside and Braun is sitting by a fire. The same goons are back and Braun beats them down, including a guy with a shovel. Braun breaks the shovel over his knee and hits the guy with it, then kicks him into the fire and laughs as he runs around on fire.
The veiled woman calls to Braun from a pier, telling him he doesn’t have to do this. It’s Alexa Bliss! She says they’ve always wanted to be together, so he should just follow her. Braun walks towards her on the pier and she calls him home. Braun stops in front of a foggy gazebo and Bray runs out, grabbing him with both hands. Braun shrugs him off and Chokeslams Bray off the pier onto a boat.
The boat turns on and sails out into the ether. Strowman laughs and walks away, but the boat comes back and it’s empty! Wyatt pops out of the water and hits Braun with a paddle. The two fight in the water, with Bray trying to drown him. Both men go under the water and it’s a minute before Braun comes out, coughing, and climbs back onto the pier. Wyatt appears behind him and swings the paddle but Braun avoids it.
Braun follows Bray into the foggy gazebo but gets beaten down with the boat paddle. Bray walks off, saying “look what you made me do.” Braun comes back and kicks him off the pier into the water. Braun watches the water and says “it’s over”, and the Extreme Rules graphic appears.
But Bray smashes out of the water, grabbing Braun with the Mandible Claw, and drags him down in. The water goes red and The Fiend comes out. The show ends with Bray laughing over and over, then saying “let me in”.
And that’s it for The Horror Show at Extreme Rules. I think the women’s matches were pretty great, as was Drew Vs. Dolph and the tables match. I’d say the two gimmick matches will be hotly debated but the swamp fight was enjoyable for the most part.
Let us know what you thought of Extreme Rules, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow night for WWE RAW. Until then, stay safe!