WWE Extreme Rules: Live Results, Reaction and Analysis
Welcome to the Bleacher Report live coverage for WWE Extreme Rules 2013. This year's event will take place at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
WWE has done everything it can do to sell the event at this point, and we know the card will consist of eight matches on the pay-per-view and one on the pre-show.
- The Miz (W) vs. Cody Rhodes (Pre-Show)
- Randy Orton (W)vs. Big Show (Extreme Rules Match)
- Sheamus (W) vs. Mark Henry (Strap Match)
- Chris Jericho (W) vs. Fandango
- Dean Ambrose (W) vs. Kofi Kingston (U.S. Title Match)
- Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns (W) vs. Team Hell No (Tag Title Match)
- Alberto Del Rio (W) vs. Jack Swagger (I Quit Match for No. 1 Contender to World Title)
- Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H (Steel Cage Match)
- John Cena vs. Ryback (Last Man Standing WWE Title Match)
There is always a chance WWE could add another match on the fly, but the odds seem doubtful with a stacked card of stipulation matches.
Will The Shield walk out of Extreme Rules with the U.S. and Tag titles? Can John Cena fend off Ryback? Will Brock Lesnar redeem himself for his WrestleMania 29 loss?
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Does anyone else find it funny that a TNA commercial played right after the PPV was done?
Triple H is shown struggling to get up and out of the ring. The show ends with Triple H being helped to the back.
I kind of like the new post-show idea. Ending the show right after a match sometimes feels too sudden. This gives fans a chance to cool down.
Watch the post show right here!
The final match was a lot of weapons and big moves. It was fun to watch, but nobody should be surprised by the outcome.
I would say Extreme Rules was not quite as good as last year's event, but it was a fun show for the most part.
The Shield winning two different title matches was probably the highlight for a lot of people.
We go to the Extreme Rules post-show with Renee Young, Titus, Foley and Barrett.
Scouted the competition for Rumble .... Feeling good— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) May 20, 2013
Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H (Steel Cage Match) Part 4
Triple H grabs his sledge hammer, but Heyman hits him with a low blow. Lesnar grabs the hammer off the ground and he hits Triple H in the head.
Lesnar limps around Triple H to pick him back up so he can hit an F-5 on one leg for the pin and the win.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H (Steel Cage Match) Part 3
Heyman pleads with Triple H to stop as he continues to attack the injured leg of Lesnar. Triple H gets caught in the Kimura again, but Triple H runs him into the corner to break the hold.
Triple H sets up Lesnar's leg on the middle rope and then leaps up, driving his knee through the back of Lesnar's leg.
Triple H locks in the Figure Four to a big Woo from the crowd and Lesnar screams in pain. Lesnar uses the ropes to help reverse the hold and Triple H is forced to let go.
Lesnar makes it to the top of the cage, but Triple H hits his bad leg with a steel chair to bring him back in. Triple H grabs a sledge hammer he had hidden on top of the cage wall, but Lesnar knocks him down.
Lesnar grabs the hammer, but Triple H takes him down by both legs and locks in a Sharpshooter! Could this be a response to Bret Hart supposedly saying Triple H never had a good match?
Heyman gets in the ring, but Triple H grabs him and Pedigrees him. He hits one on Lesnar next, but Lesnar kicks out.
Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H (Steel Cage Match) Part 2
Lesnar hurts his knee when he misses Triple H with a running knee into the side of the cage. He screams to Heyman about his knee.
Triple H goes right after the injured knee. Trips tries for the Pedigree, but Lesnar counters into the Kimura. Triple H starts going after the bad leg and Lesnar is forced to release.
Triple H stops Lesnar from escaping through the door by chop blocking the bad leg. Trips tries to escape and Heyman slams his head in the cage.
Lesnar hits the F-5 for a close two count and Heyman grabs a steel chair for Lesnar. Lesnar hits him a few times with the chair.
Lesnar's knee gives out when he goes for another F-5 and Triple H hits him with the steel chair a few times in the bad leg.
Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H (Steel Cage Match) Part 1
They have built a special cage for these two which is stronger and a foot higher. Hilarious.
Lesnar is out first with Paul Heyman right there beside him. I would love it if he got on commentary for this match.
Triple H attacks Lesnar from behind before he is in the cage and he throws Lesnar in and leaps off the top rope with a chop to the head.
The bell rings and Triple H starts in on Lesnar with hard right hands. He sends Lesnar into the cage head-first. Lesnar sends Triple H into the cage to get some space.
Lesnar slams the back of Triple H's head into the cage about a dozen times and then he throws him into the other side of the cage.
Triple H counters Lesnar and hits his running knee to the face of Lesnar. Lesnar grabs Triple H when he gets back up and hits a nasty German suplex.
Lesnar is back to his feet with a smile on his face as he grabs Triple H and runs him into the side of the cage.
The final match of the evening will be Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar inside a steel cage.
Feed me lights. #ExtremeRules— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) May 20, 2013
Is there a doctor in the audience?— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) May 20, 2013
Ryback vs. John Cena (Last Man Standing WWE Title Match) Part 5
The ref hurries backstage to see where they ended up. We go backstage and see both Cena and Ryback out cold with officials calling for medics and stretchers.
Ryback is helped up to his feet eventually, but Cena is being taken out on a stretcher. Nothing has been said about the results of the match.
We see Cena with a neckbrace on finally being rolled onto the board and strapped in.
Nothing really happens and we go to a promo for Randy Orton and WWE Payback.
Ryback vs. John Cena (Last Man Standing WWE Title Match) Part 4
They end up outside the ring and Cena drives Ryback through the barricade into the timekeeper's area.
The ref counts and both men make it up by 7. They begin fighting into the crowd, trading shots.
Ryback takes a piece of a wall right off and he hits Cena in the head with it. I guess it's different than a steel chair, so they can do it. Or not. Who knows.
Cena gets up by 9 again and he somehow locks Ryback in a sleeper hold. Ryback walks around with Cena on his back for a bit, but he eventually goes down to his knees.
Cena lets off and the ref counts to 9 before Ryback gets up. Cena gets Ryback onto a table near the stage and he goes up into the crowd.
Cena dives through Ryback and the table and the ref starts to count both of them down.
Cena is up by 6, but it takes Ryback until 8, and he still falls back down again. He is up by 3, but Cena is there with a fire extinguisher to spray him.
Cena follows Ryback onto the stage and blasts him with the fire extinguisher, forming dry ice on Ryback's back. Cena nails Ryback in the face with the fire extinguisher twice to get him down.
The ref counts, but Ryback is up by seven. Cena lifts him up for the AA, but Ryback grabs Cena and runs him through the light wall, causing sparks and pieces to break.
Ryback vs. John Cena (Last Man Standing WWE Title Match) Part 3
Ryback sets up for the Meat Hook and he nails it. Cena makes it back up at 8 and he manages to lock Ryback in the STF.
Tapping out doesn't matter, so he just holds it on until Ryback seems to pass out. Cena gets another table while Ryback gets back up.
Ryback drops Cena and drives him face-first into the mat. Cena still ends up putting Ryback through the table with an AA, but both men go down.
Cena is back up first, with Ryback barely making it by 9. Cena goes to the top rope and Ryback cuts him off. He puts Cena on his shoulders and hits Shell Shocked.
The ref counts and Cena makes it back up by 9.
Ryback vs. John Cena (Last Man Standing WWE Title Match) Part 2
Ryback presses Cena above his head and drops him down. The ref counts again and Cena keeps getting back up.
Ryback picks Cena up for a powerbomb. Cena ends up low-bridging Ryback over the top rope and the ref counts while Cena grabs a table from under the ring.
Cena tries for an AA, but Ryback counters and drops Cena on his tailbone. Ryback sets up the table Cena grabbed and he puts it in the corner.
Cena tries to mount some offense, but Ryback catches him and hits a fallaway slam through the table. Cena collapses afterwards and the ref counts.
The ref gets to 8 before Cena gets up. Ryback misses Cena in the corner and hits the post. Cena follows up with some signature offense leading into the 5-Knuckle Shuffle.
He goes for the AA, but Ryback counters out and takes Cena down with a standing spear. The ref gets to 8 before Cena is up again.
Cena counters out of a powerbomb and he hits a powerbomb of his own. That was a really cool exchange for two guys this big.
Ryback makes it back up by 8, but he falls back down and the ref starts over.
Ryback vs. John Cena (Last Man Standing WWE Title Match) Part 1
The bell rings and they lock up, with Ryback taking Cena down with a shoulder block. Cena tries to return the favor and he gets knocked on his butt.
They lock up again and Cena is able to take Ryback down this time. He follows it up with a running bulldog, but Ryback is right back up and he knocks Cena down with a clothesline.
Ryback catches Cena coming off the middle rope and he throws him from one shoulder to another before slamming him to the mat.
The ref starts the count and Cena makes it back up.
Feed me more.... Feed me moreGluten free cookies— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) May 20, 2013
I can't see you— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) May 20, 2013
It just so happens that every single winner has been the person I listed first in the matches above. I did not mean that to be a way of predicting winners, but let's see if I can get a perfect score. I just need Brock Lesnar and John Cena to win.
Big Show vs. Randy Orton (Extreme Rules Match) Part 3
Orton goes outside with a chair and he starts hitting Big Show in the back over and over. Show crawls into the ring to escape.
Orton hits him in the ribs once, but when he goes for it again he gets speared out of his boots by Big Show.
Orton ends up hitting the RKO to Show on top of a steel chair, but Show is still able to crawl around the ring. Orton looks at him and considers what to do next for a moment.
Orton finally decides to line up for the punt and he nails Big Show in the head after getting a running start. He celebrates and then pins Big Show
Winner: Randy Orton
I liked that match. It had a lot of different spots and the two RKOs and a Punt was a nice finish.
WHAT?? A WWE Superstar wins a match in his hometown??? #ExtremeRules— Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) May 20, 2013
Big Show vs. Randy Orton (Extreme Rules Match) Part 2
Orton comes back with a beautiful dropkick to take Big Show down to the mat. Orton hits a Stinger Splash in the corner, but when he goes for some punches he gets Chokeslammed by Show.
Orton kicks out at 2 and the crowd doesn't seem to notice. Big Show uses two chairs and a ladder to make a bridge.
Big Show sets Orton on the ladder and then goes to the ropes for a Vader splash. He goes up, but Orton moves and Show goes right through the ladder.
Orton makes the cover and gets a near fall. Orton ends up hitting an RKO and Show is able to kick out at 2. Show rolls to the outside to get some space.
Big Show vs. Randy Orton (Extreme Rules Match) Part 1
As expected in his hometown, Randy Orton gets a massive pop when he comes out. Last year he managed to defeat Kane in a Falls Count Anywhere match. He has a habit of facing giants at this PPV.
The bell rings and they start trading shots, with Orton getting the early advantage. The crowd chants his name, but he gets taken down with one shoulder block from Big Show.
Orton goes outside and grabs a kendo stick from under the ring. He goes to work on Big Show, but Show hits him a few times in the gut to take him down and then he breaks the kendo stick over his own knee.
Show beats on Orton all around the ring. Orton grabs another kendo stick from under the ring and the exact same thing happens as before.
Orton ends up taking a huge chop to the chest while on the announce table. Show ends up being run into the steel ring post and Orton goes under the ring for a ladder.
Show kicks the ladder into Orton before he can use it. He throws Orton back in the ring and Show picks him up and runs his shoulder into the ring post.
Big Show is out, which means the match for which this event is named is up next.
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