Live from Chicago, Illinois (Allstate Arena):
United States Championship Match The Miz vs. Santino (U.S. Champ):
This was about a five minute match with Santino winning, he used the Cobra to win.
Match Rating: .5/5 didn’t really even watch it I was listening to it.
Falls Count Anywhere- Randy Orton vs. Kane:
This was more of a brawl, Kane and Orton fought all the way to the back where the other superstars/wrestlers were watching Extreme Rules. Zack Ryder tried to attack Kane from behind but it didn’t work. They fought back to the ring, fought on the outside. As Kane was going for the Tombstone, Orton slithered out of it and did a RKO right on the steel chair for the win in about 17 minutes.
Match Rating: 2.75/5
Non-Extreme Rule Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Brodus Clay:
This match was just about killing time and to get Ziggler on Pay-Per-View. There were some really loud “Let’s Go Ziggler” chants at the start of the match. Ziggler was in control for most of the match, which is not really saying much is it. But anyway, Clay made a comeback; he did a headbutt to Ziggler and then did a big splash for the win. The match took about four minutes.
Match Rating: .5/5
Tables Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship – Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show (IC Champ):
Another four minute match. Cody Rhodes is the new Intercontinental Champion again. Big Show was on the apron and Rhodes gave him a dropkick and Show’s right leg went though the table. I think that might have been the worst Tables Match that I’ve ever witnessed in my life and I think the first time ever someone’s leg (not body) went though the table to lose the match.
Cody Rhodes, new Intercontinental Champion
Match Rating: 0/5
Two out of three falls for the World Heavyweight Championship – Daniel Bryant vs. Sheamus (World Heavyweight Champ):
The crowd was really into it at the start as they always are in Chicago (best wrestling city in the world), they were chanting “Daniel Bryant” very loudly. The match started with Sheamus trying for the Brogue Kick to end the first fall early, I guess he was trying to win the first fall in 18 seconds again. By the way while Bryant had his “Yes” Shirt on, Sheamus had an “18 Second” shirt on – I thought that was pretty funny. Early on, Sheamus put the Texas Cloverleaf on Bryant but Bryant got to the ropes. There were chants of “Yes” every time Bryant threw a strike whether it was a punch, kick, forearm or headbutt. There were some near falls for both men. As Sheamus was going for an attack in the corner, he missed after Bryant moved out of the way and Sheamus injured his left arm. Bryant took advantage of that by doing kick after kick after kick to Sheamus’ left arm and Bryant got DQ’d for not stopping after the referee told him to.
Sheamus wins fall number one
Sheamus was still down after all those kicks to the left arm. Bryant put on the Yes Lock and after about a minute or so Sheamus passed out and Bryant won the 2nd fall.
Tied one fall apiece
In the third fall it didn’t take long for Sheamus to win; he won with a Brogue Kick.
The whole match was just about 23 minutes.
Match Ratings: 3/5
Hand-Cap Match – Ryback vs. Two Jobbers (Aaron Relic & Jay Hatton):
Nothing to say but another squash match that lasted just about two minutes. There were very loud “Goldberg” chants throughout the match.
Match Rating: 0/5
Chicago Street Fight for the WWE Championship, Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk (WWE Champ):
Punk was in control early; he beat Jericho down with punches and elbows, went to the outside and grabbed a kendo stick and hit Jericho in the back with it. Jericho then took control of the match, they went outside and Jericho took the padding of the security wall and threw Punk’s head right into the steel in front of his sister and mother. Jericho went up to Punk’s sister and said something to her, she slapped him across the face and Jericho was about to go up to her again but Punk didn’t let that happen and he completely lost it. Punk took the covers off the announcer tables and put Jericho though one of them. He was trying to slam Jericho though one of the announcer tables but Jericho avoided it.
Jericho took control again and they went back into the ring. Jericho went outside and grabbed a can of beer from under the ring and poured it all over Punk. Jericho slipped out of the GTS and Punk slipped out of the Walls of Jericho. Punk hit a powerslam but Jericho kicked out at two. Jericho put Punk into the Walls of Jericho but Punk got out of it by using the fire extinguisher he got from outside the ring, the stuff from the extinguisher got into Jericho’s eyes. He rolled onto the outside and Punk hit him with the extinguisher. Punk went to the top and hit Jericho with a flying elbow while Jericho was lying on the announcer table. Punk rolled Jericho back into the ring and covered, Jericho kicked out. Punk put the Anaconda Vice on Jericho, but Jericho got the kendo stick and hit Punk and got out of it. Punk did the slingshot on Jericho onto the exposed turnbuckle. Punk hit the GTS for the win. This match lasted just about 26 minutes.
Match Rating: 3.5/5
WWE Divas Championship: The return of Layla vs. Nikki Bella (Divas Champ):
Layla was out for a year with a knee injury so it was good to see her back. Beth Phoenix was going to face Nikki but wasn’t medically cleared. Layla won the match with a neckbreaker on Brie because Brie and Nikki did the “twin magic” like they always do. So really did Nikki lose the match because she wasn’t the one Layla covered for the win, but the referee doesn’t know that so I guess it counts.The match was just about two minutes.
Match Rating: .5/5
Extreme Rules Match: John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar:
This was a good match to end the show, it lasted just about 18 minutes. Lesnar was in control for most of the match. It was more of a brawl than a wrestling match. Lesnar was so dominated that the doctors had to check on him few times. Cena won the match with an Attitude Adjustment on the steel steps.
John Cena spoke to the fans afterwards, saying that he knows it’s CM Punk’s hometown but it’s a wrestling town. He said, “you guys got an extreme show tonight.” He thanked the fans. Cena said he’ll be gone for a while and that he’s glad he went out on top. Who knows for sure how long he’ll be out. I’ll say he’ll be back for Summer Slam against Brock Lesnar because Lesnar is gonna want a rematch. So basically he’ll be out most of the summer.
I didn’t write much for this match because as I said it was more of a brawl than a wrestling match and I had a deadline to put this up before midnight.
Match Rating: 3/5
It was a very good Pay-Per-View. Most of the matches told stories and that is always good for a wrestling match. The crowd was great, they were into it the whole night besides a few matches but that’s okay, I don’t blame them for that. Some of the matches were pointless and boring.
Matches of the Night: The Daniel Bryant/Sheamus match and the Chris Jericho/CM Punk match; both were great matches that told a story. Both matches were long enough.
Extreme Rule Rating: 7/10
(Written by Eric Jacinto)
(Edited by Melissa Miller)