Location Confirmed – WWE Extreme Rules Taking Place In New Jersey

WWE Extreme Rules 2014 will take place from the Izod Center in Easter Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, May 4, 2014. The event has been confirmed here on the venue’s website.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10 AM. Advertised for the show are John Cena, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Rey Mysterio, Big Show, The Shield, The Wyatt Family and the return of Batista.

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  • Eddie Edwards

    I have a conspiracy theory. WWE is not going to put the WWE WHC on Daniel Bryan or even have him in the match. We all saw what happened at the Royal Rumble when Bryan was not properly used. Could you picture the crowd at the 1st PPV after Wrestlemania in Bryan’s home town? I think WWE made some kind of agreement with the Key Arena. Maybe for money? Or a bigger PPV? Just a thought.

    • Rachel Miller

      I think that places like Seattle and Portland doesn’t draw as well as New Jersey does and keep in mind, KeyArena is 50-something years old and so it’s pretty much an outdated arena. The WWE prefers to have Seattle host either RAW or SmackDown as opposed to a WWE PPV considering that the 2011 Over the Limit PPV (which was in Seattle, BTW) didn’t draw very well and the crowd was pretty much dead.

      Another possible reason for the decision is the WWE’s upcoming European tour in May which may have influenced WWE’s decision to hold the Extreme Rules PPV in New Jersey since it’s easier to access Europe by plane as opposed to the west which makes it difficult to connect to Europe (i.e., to get to Seattle to London, first you would have to connect from Seattle to New York City and then connect from New York City to London).

  • JR Texx (Jamie)

    Well there goes my thought of Bryan winning the WWE WHC in his hometown at Extreme Rules.

  • Padres4life

    why isn’t it in Seattle? guess Bryan isn’t winning the title….i was getting excited for that.

  • David C

    I’m one of the many who can’t help but feel that this is a knee jerk reaction to the way the audience showed those in charge who they truly wanted to win the rumble.

    With them actually booking longer than a month ahead for Batista they must have realised that the audience was going to absolutely destroy the desired response that management would prefer. Moving away from Daniel Bryan’s home town was a smart decision in that regard, however New Jersey seems as likely to continue to simply chant DB throughout the Main Title match anyhow.