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WWE Extreme Rules 2014 Results
Sunday, May 4, 2014
From the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Josh Mathews welcomes us to the Izod Center as fans file in for WWE Extreme Rules. He then introduces the other panelists: Booker T, Alex Riley, and Sheamus. Booker T says it's great to be in New Jersey. Riley says Booker was looking for Snooki earlier today. Sheamus asks the WWE Universe "Whats the craic?" and says he's excited for the show to begin. Josh then brings up the "Wee-LC" match coming up on the Kickoff show.
Booker says El Torito will win the match because he can fly. Sheamus says he's seen what Hornswoggle can do, and notes Hornswoggle's weight advantage, so Hornswoggle will win.
Josh then brings up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Kane and Daniel Bryan. A Raw recap is shown, in which Kane attempts to drag Brie Bella to "Hell," and Bryan makes the save, only to be chokeslammed.
Back at the panel, Josh says this match has become very personal. Booker T says the only way Bryan can survive tonight is if he leaves Brie at home tonight. Otherwise, Brie will be a distraction for him. Sheamus agrees, calling Brie his Achilles Heel. Riley brings up that Booker is married man, so he knows that no one messes with a man's wife. Riley thinks Bryan will be motivated to get revenge tonight.
Los Matadores are shown backstage, with El Torito running through their capes. Hornswoggle is also shown playing air guitar with 3MB backstage.
A Raw recap of the segment between John Cena and Bray Wyatt airs. Cena's promo from within the steel cage is interrupted by Bray and a choir of children.
Josh asks the panel how important this match is for Cena. Booker says tonight is when we see how much Bray's mind games have gotten to Cena. Sheamus says Cena's never taken on an opponent with the psyche of Bray. Riley says that more and more of the Cenation is following the buzzards, and the message keeps spreading. Booker says not to doubt Cena for one second.
Josh throws it to Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and JBL at ringside ahead of the Wee-LC match. The commentators note a smaller announce table set up in front of them, complete with a 3-man team of little people. Cole asks who they are, and they tell cole that they are Micro Cole, Jerry "The Mini-King" Lawler, and Wee-BL. Cole notes that Lilian Garcia looks different as a little person serves as the ring announcer.
El Torito comes to the ring first, accompanied by Los Matadores. Lawler wonders if this will be a short match. He then calls one of the commentators "Jerry Smaller" and tells him to keep it down. Hornswoggle comes out next, accompanied by 3MB.
Torito hits a hurricanrana early, sending Hornswoggle out of the ring. 3MB goes over to Hornswoggle, but Torito hits all of them with a splash over the ropes. Hornswoggle gets in the ring and goes for a splash of his own, but runs into the middle rope. Los Matadores help Torito get a steel chair. Hornswoggle is reeling in the corner and Torito brings in the mini-sized chair. Torito hits a modified Bronco Buster as Jinder Mahal gets into the ring. Hornswoggle grabs Torito by the tail and chases him around. Torito runs head-first into Jinder's groin, sending Jinder rolling out of the ring. Hornswoggle takes control and asks Slater for a stepladder. Slater hands him a slightly taller one and Hornswoggle goes to the top of it. Hornswoggle takes too long to jump and Torito rolls out of the way. Torito hits a small package for a two-count from the little person referee.
Back from commercial, 3MB is attacking Los Matadores outside the ring. Meanwhile, Hornswoggle tosses Torito back into the ring. Hornswoggle hits Torito with a chair. He then sets it up and jumps off of it onto Torito. Hornswoggle then puts the chair onto Torito and hits a "Rolling Blunder," a somersault splash, onto Torito for a two-count. Hornswoggle rolls out of the ring and removes the monitors from the little announce table. He lays Torito onto the table and goes to the ring apron. Hornswoggle jumps off and elbow drops Torito through the table. "This is awesome" chants as 3MB checks on Hornswoggle. 3MB sets up a ladder in the ring as Hornswoggle throws Torito back in. Hornswoggle directs traffic, telling them where to put the table, ladder, and chair. Hornswoggle hits Torito with a chair and tells Slater to hold him up so he can hit him again. Hornswoggle goes to hit him and Torito ducks, causing Hornswoggle to hit Slater, who goes falling through a table. 3MB then sets Torito up on a ladder, but Los Matadores get involved, picking Jinder Mahal up on their shoulders. Torito jumps from the ladder in the ring onto Jinder, sending Torito, Jinder, and Los Matadores crashing through two ladders and tables set up outside the ring. Drew McIntyre goes for a somersault plancha outside the ring onto Torito but Torito moves, sending McIntyre crashing through a table. Back in the ring, Torito gets onto the apron, jumps onto the top rope, and hits a springboard seated senton onto Hornswoggle through a table to get the win.
Winner: El Torito
Los Matadores celebrate with El Torito as the regular announce team says they like this new announce team, and says they should stick around.
Backstage, Byron Saxton introduces Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger. Zeb insults Rob Van Dam and says Cesaro and Heyman are backstabbers, which are killing America. Zeb says Swagger is going to win the Triple Threat Elimination match tonight, and then they are going to hop into a car and get out of this city as soon as possible.
The show opens with a video package highlighting the recent feud between Evolution and The Shield, as well as Daniel Bryan vs. Kane. We also get a bit of a look at Wyatt vs. Cena, and some of the mind games Bray has been utilizing over the past couple of weeks.
The pyro hits, and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. The intro is short-lived, as Rob Van Dam's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring for the first match of the evening.
Jack Swagger is out next with Zeb Coalter in tow. Swagger doesn't get much of a reaction out of the crowd at all, through there are still some 'We the People' chanters out there.
We get a quick look at the events leading to the match as a result various interferences in the Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender's Tournament on Raw.
Paul Heyman is out next with a mic in hand. He says tonight's event is a testament to the fact that he's the greatest visionary in sports entertainment. He stands in his synagogue of hardcore to tell the fans that WWE only gets it right one night a year. And that's the night that we as a tribe of extreme unite together to celebrate the fact that his client Brock Lesnar conquered the Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania. Heyman says the 11th commandment of extreme is 'thou shalt not boo Paul Heyman', asterisk, thou shalt worship the new Paul Heyman guy, and the new king of extreme, Cesaro. Cesaro stalks his way down the ramp toward the ring.
Triple Threat Elimination Match
Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger
Cole mentions that the first man to get a pin will win, even though he billed it as an elimination match earlier. Things break down as soon as the bell rings with everyone going after everyone else. Swagger and Cesaro hit a double back elbow on Van Dam, then Swagger immediately hits Swagger with a series of uppercuts. Swagger is able to take Cesaro down with a spinebuster. Van Dam kicks Swagger in the face, then springboards off the middle rope with a single leg drop kick before hitting a monkey flip that launches Cesaro on top of Swagger. Van Dam continues with the kicks on Swagger, and ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Van Dam goes for a cross body but Cesaro catches him. Swagger hits a big boot on Cesaro while he's holding RVD and sends both men to the mat for a near fall on Cesaro. RVD and Cesaro both roll out of the ring and Swagger brings RVD back in, burying his knees in RVD's midsection. Swagger charges RVD in the corner and is backdropped to the outside.
Cesaro attacks RVD from the apron, but RVD leaps over and hits a sunset bomb on Cesaro to the outside. RVD stands, only to eat a giant clothesline from Swagger. Swagger tosses RVD back into the ring and goes for the pin but only gets two. Swagger picks Van Dam up and launches him into the corner before pulling him out and slamming him back with a big wheelbarrow slam for another two.
RVD rolls to the outside and Swagger pulls him back in. Swagger slams Van Dam to the mat, then hits the Swagger bomb out of the corner for another near fall. Swagger turns around and is caught by Cesaro for the Cesaro swing. Cesaro gets 9 revolutions before Van Dam hits a spinning kick on Cesaro to break it up. RVD goes for the pin on Cesaro, but only gets two.
RVD goes back to work on Cesaro, picking him up and slamming him right back down. RVD heads to the top rope, but Swagger jumps up and pulls RVD down to the mat hard in a sloppy maneuver. Swagger goes for the ankle lock, but while RVD is kicking him off, Cesaro hits a springboard European uppercut to knock Swagger away. Cesaro goes to the corner with Swagger, knocking him off the top with another uppercut. Swagger stands on the apron and Cesaro superplexes him back into the ring from the middle rope. RVD hits the five star frog splash on Swagger, and he gets the three count.
Jack Swagger is eliminated
Cesaro takes RVD over with a huge gutwrench suplex. He holds on for a second, and rolls right over with a third before going for the cover. Van Dam kicks out at two.
Cesaro sends RVD into the ropes, Van Dam flips over Cesaro, but Cesaro takes him back down with a giant bridging German suplex for two. RVD rolls to the outside, but Cesaro is quick to follow. Cesaro stands on the middle rope and leaps to the floor with a double axe handle smash. Cesaro absolutely ragdolls Van Dam into the barricade. Cesaro stands on the barricade, but has his feet kicked out by RVD. RVD goes to the apron and leaps off with a spinning leg drop to the back of Cesaro and both men are on the floor.
RVD rolls back into the ring and poses for the fans, letting them chant his name along with them. Cesaro rolls back into the ring right in time for Rolling Thunder from Van Dam for another two count. RVD goes up and comes back down with a split leg moonsault to Cesaro for another two. Heyman is screaming encouragement at Cesaro as RVD goes to the floor and under the ring. RVD pulls out a trash can, to the approval of fans. RVD goes to head back into the ring, but Cesaro dropkicks the trash can right into Van Dam's face. Cesaro heads out and picks RVD up, rolling him back into the ring.
Cesaro tosses the bent trash can into the ring and follows. Van Dam avoids a trash can shot with a quick roll up. Van Dam tosses the trash can to Cesaro and follows with a kick, driving the can into Cesaro's face. Van Dam lays the trash can on top of Cesaro and goes for the Five Star Frog Splash, but Cesaro moves and Van Dam crashes into the trash can. Cesaro hits the neutralizer on top of the can, and he pins RVD for three.
Daniel Bryan is shown backstage being worked over by the trainer. Stephanie McMahon walks in. Bryan asks what she wants. She says as a member of the Authority, it's up to her to check on the wellbeing of Superstars and Divas. She says she can't control Kane. And Bryan was wearing a neckbrace a couple of days ago. Stephanie is afraid for Daniel, afraid for his wife, and afraid for his mother, watching him being torn limb from limb by Kane. And so he doesn't have to compete tonight. He could officially surrender the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tonight. Bryan tells her to get out of his face. He's walking into the match champion, and somehow he'll walk out the same way. Stephanie says he won't be walking out champion, he'll be walking out 'Kane's bitch'. Stephanie leaves and Bryan mulls over her words.
We get a Bo Dallas promo really quickly.