PPV Fusion: Extreme Rules 2016

by Firefly on 23rd May 2016

The 2016 WWE Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View starts with a video hyping the matches to take place later on in the night, followed by “The Usos” Jimmy and Jey taking on Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows in a Tornado Tag Team match to kick off the show.

The match sees Gallows get the victory for his team, when Jimmy Uso misses a diving splash and lands on the ring bell that has been brought into the ring, which Anderson and Gallows follow it up when they hit him with the Magic Killer for the 3-count.

After a video hyping the next episode of Camp WWE which will be available on demand on WWE Network immediately following the PPV, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Rusev (accompanied by Lana) is pitted against Kalisto in a match for the United States Championship.

The match sees Rusev get the victory to become the new United States Champion, when he applies The Accolade to Kalisto and leaves him with no other option but to tap out.

After a video hyping the Shane McMahon “Tell All” podcast hosted by Mick Foley on the WWE Network, immediately following the upcoming episode of Raw, a video hyping the upcoming release of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” starring Sheamus, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, “The New Day” Big E and Xavier Woods (accompanied by Kofi Kingston) go against “The Vaudevillains” Aiden English and Simon Gotch in a match for the WWE Tag Team Championship.

The match sees Woods get the victory for his team to retain the titles, when Kingston takes advantage of the referee being distracted and hits Gotch with a kick to the head, which Woods follows up with a running knee to the Gotch for the 3-count.

After Renee Young interviews AJ Styles about his match later on in the night, and a video hyping the new design of WWEShop.com and offering a discount and free shipping during the PPV, a video hypes the next WWE Pay-Per-View, Money In The Bank on 19th June.

After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Kevin Owens, Cesaro, Sami Zayn and The Miz (accompanied by Maryse) face each other in a Fatal 4-Way match for the Intercontinental Championship. During the match it appears that Cesaro has got the victory when The Miz taps out to the Sharpshooter, but the referee is distracted by Maryse so misses it, and by the time the referees attention has returned to the inside of the ring, Cesaro has already released the submission in the belief that he has won.

It appears that Zayn is about to defeat Cesaro after he hits him with the Helluva Kick and covers him, but Owens interrupts the pin by pulling Zayn out of the ring and resulting in both focusing on each other, while in the ring The Miz gets the victory and retain his title, when he takes advantage of the prone Cesaro and covers him for the 3-count.

After checking in with the Extreme Rules Panel (comprised of Renee Young, Corey Graves, and WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Jerry “The King” Lawler), a video recapping Big Cass taking out The Dudley Boyz on the Kickoff (Pre-Show) as well as the No Disqualification match between Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin, which saw Corbin get the victory when he hit Ziggler with a low blow and followed it up with the End of Days for the 3-count, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Chris Jericho takes on Dean Ambrose in an Asylum match.


The match sees Ambrose get the victory, when he hits Jericho with a Dirty Deeds onto thumbtacks for the 3-count.

After a video hyping shows coming soon on the WWE Network, along with the announcers hyping the Cruiserweight Classic tournament also set to take place on the WWE Network in July, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Natalya is pitted against Charlotte in a Submission match for the WWE Women’s Championship, which also has the added stipulation that Ric Flair is banned from ringside, to the point that if he even makes his way out from the entrance it will cause Charlotte to automatically forfeit her title.

The match appears to be about to end in the favour of Natalya as she has the Sharpshooter locked in on Charlotte, when Ric Flair’s music hits and a figure with their back to the ring appears in the entrance way, which prompts Natalya to release the Sharpshooter.

The referee does not automatically call for the bell however, as it is soon revealed to be Dana Brooke dressed as Ric Flair. Natalya grabs Brooke as she climbs onto the apron, but she is forced to let go when Charlotte takes advantage of the distraction and knocks Natalya down with a shot from behind, after which she quickly applies the Figure-Eight Leg Lock and leaves Natalya with no other option but to tap out, giving Charlotte the victory to retain her title.

Afterwards, Ric Flair makes his way to the ring to celebrate with his daughter, which Dana Brooke also joins in with after a kick to Natalya to push her out of the ring.

After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, AJ Styles goes against Roman Reigns in an Extreme Rules match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The match sees Reigns get the victory and retain his title, when he counters Styles’ Phenomenal Forearm attempt with a Spear for the 3-count.

Reigns’ celebration is soon cut short however, when Seth Rollins appears and hits him with a Pedigree. Rollins stands tall over the downed Reigns with the title held aloft, as Extreme Rules goes off the air.

About the Author: Firefly

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Discovering WCW Monday Nitro in the 1990s, he has been hooked on wrestling ever since, later going on to also discover WWF (now WWE), and even later numerous independent promotions, IMPACT Wrestling (Formerly known as TNA) and now the very captivating challenger known as AEW.

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