WWE Extreme Rules Results (4/29/12) - New IC Champion, Layla Returns & Wins Divas Championship, Cena Beats Lesnar

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WWE Extreme Rules Results
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

We open with a video package that highlights the match between John Cena and the returning Brock Lesnar, as well as a focus on the Extreme theme of tonight's show.

The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the PPV. He calls tonight the one night of the year that the entire roster goes Extreme.

Falls Count Anywhere Match
- Kane vs. Randy Orton

The entrances:

Kane's pyro hits, and the big red monster makes his way out to the ring for the first match of the evening. We get a recap of Kane's attack on Cowboy Bob Orton, and later Randy himself. We also get a recap of Orton taking Paul Bearer hostage and stuffing him in a fridge. Randy Orton is out to the ring next, and the Viper gets a big pop from this Chicago crowd.

The start:

The bell rings and Kane takes Orton into the corner right away. Orton fights back, hitting Kane with a big boot, then sitting on the top turnbuckle and hitting a couple of clubbing blows to Kane's chest.

Mid-match notes:

Kane responds with a chop to Orton's throat that sends him falling to the outside. Kane goes for a pin, but only gets two. Kane sends Orton into the ring, then heads under the ring to grab a lead pipe before heading in after Orton. Orton catches Kane with a couple of kicks, picks up the pipe, and blasts Kane in the stomach and back. Orton sends Kane over the top rope to the outside with a shot to the head from the pipe. Orton follows and Kane gets in a couple of shots. Both men brawl out into the crowd.

Orton and Kane trade blows. Orton slams Kane's head into a barricade, and Kane responds in kind. The two men trade rights, kicks, and throw each other into the barricade repeatedly. Orton gets in a couple of right hands, seating Kane down. Orton backs up and charges in with a knee to Kane's face. Orton goes for a cover and gets two. Orton picks Kane up and immediately kicks him in the chest. Kane comes right back and slams Orton on the concrete, it's good for another near fall.

Kane hits a running low dropkick to Orton, good for another two count. Orton and Kane fight back through the crowd toward the ringside area. They take a turn as Orton begins to head up the stairs of the arena. The two men trade right hands, and Orton makes Kane retreat down the stairs. Orton continues to give chase, slamming Kane's head into the barricade and connecting with a couple more rights. Kane tries to shoulder Orton, but Orton fights out and connects with a nice dropkick.

Orton goes for a pin, but only gets two. Orton tries for the RKO, but Kane pushes him away and connects with a big boot for another near fall. Kane picks Orton up and head butts him. The two men fight back toward the backstage area. Kane slams Orton's head into some equipment boxes in the back. He chops Orton in the throat as the two fight back in a weird hallway. Orton slams Kane through a set of double doors, into a room where wrestlers are watching the show. Orton beats on Kane against the wall. Zack Ryder attacks Kane from behind, but Kane is unfazed. Orton connects with his signature back breaker for another two count.

Kane slams Orton into a set of pipes against the wall before sending him headfirst into another wall and taking out the cameraman in the process. Kane tosses an equipment box at Orton's face, and it's good for another two count. Orton heads back out into the arena, and Kane follows, throwing rights the whole way. Orton fights back, connecting with rights of his own before slamming Kane's head into the barricade and ring steps. Orton rolls Kane back into the ring and beats on him in the corner.

Orton hits a big clothesline, but Kane pops up. Orton comes right back with a big snap powerslam. Orton heads to the outside and goes under the ring, grabbing a steel chair. Orton blasts Kane in the stomach, then across the back. Orton whacks Kane across the back again, then another six or so times before tossing the chair down to the mat. Kane rolls to the outside, but Orton follows, slamming Kane's head into the announce table. Orton uppercuts Kane and begins dismantling the announce table.

Kane grabs Orton around the throat, but Orton fights it off and drapes Kane across the table. Orton hits the suspension DDT, driving Kane's face into the floor. Orton goes for the floor, but Kane refuses to stay down for a three count.

Both men are slow to get to their feet. Orton tries for the RKO, but Kane shoves Orton into the ring post. Kane goes for the pin, but he's only able to get a two count. Kane tosses Orton into the ring and heads up to the top turnbuckle. Orton stops Kane, crotching him on the top rope. Orton catches Kane with a right, then superplexes him off the top rope, but Kane still wont stay down for a three count.

The finish:

Orton tries for the RKO again, but Kane pushes Orton into the ropes and hits the chokeslam. Kane goes for the pin, but Orton kicks out at two. Kane is frustrated, and he grabs the chair, laying it down in the middle of the ring. Kane pulls his thumb across his throat and wait for Orton to get to his feet. Kane goes for the tombstone, but Orton fights out and hits the RKO on the steel chair. Orton pins Kane, and gets the three count.

Winner: Randy Orton

Johnny Ace is backstage with Eve. Johnny talks about how it's his first PPV as GM of Raw and Smackdown. Eve calls in Teddy Long, who comes in with a cart and a bucket with a couple of bottle of champagne. They rub in Teddy's face that he's no longer GM before toasting to change and People Power. Ace's cell phone rings and it's Triple H. He says he can talk, and goes to a more private place.

Singles Match
- Brodus Clay w/Hornswoggle vs. Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero & Jack Swagger

The entrances:

Brodus Clay makes his way out into the arena with his dancers, and Hornswoggle in tow. Swoggle leads everyone down to the ring as they dance the whole way. Apparently this is a match, as Brodus is in his gear, and Vickie Guerrero comes out to introduce Dolph Ziggler, who's accompanied to the ring by Vickie and Jack Swagger.

The start:

The bell rings and Clay and Ziggler circle each other before locking up. Clay slams Ziggler face first to the mat.

Mid-match notes:

Ziggler goes for the leg, but Clay grabs him by the face and tosses him aside. Ziggler signals over to Swagger, who distracts Clay, and allows Ziggler to dropkick Clay, sending him over the top to the outside. Ziggler distracts the ref, and Swagger shoulder blocks Clay, knocking him to the floor.

Brodus heads back into the ring, and he's taken down by a dropkick, rocker dropper combo. Ziggler goes for the pin, but Clay kicks out. Ziggler locks on a front face lock, but Clay fights up to his feet and out of the hold. Ziggler responds with a beautiful dropkick, but it's only good for a near fall. Ziggler hops on Clay's back and locks in the sleeper. Clay fights up to a knee, then up to his feet. Clay powers out of the sleeper, but Ziggler is right back on him, punching and kicking at Clay.

Ziggler tries for a suplex, but Clay tosses him off with a front suplex of his own. Clay hits a couple of clotheslines. Clay is distracted by Swagger, but he sends him from the apron, head butts Ziggler in the midsection and splashes him for the three count.

Winner: Brodus Clay

Swoggle, Clay, and the girls celebrate in the ring, by doing what else, dancing.

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  • Daniel Limsass

    Hope Lesnar doesn't lose any momentum after this lost

  • Abe

    the two jobbers are Heath Hatton and Ace Hawkins

  • Ian P.

    How does a guy like Ziggler lose after doing 2 matches during several PPVs last year and to a gimmick like Clay? Has his stock dropped?

    • hurrigame

      I'd imagine it has. Guess he's now relegated to trying to coax a match for Zack Ryder's Internet Championship. Serves him right for ripping off Billy Gunn & Mr. Perfect (poorly).

      • Ian P.

        I don't know if you can blame his gimmick totally on him. Creative and VKM has allowed him to do it. Humph… It's just a real head scratcher.

        • Chris

          Bring in ric flair! He would shape ziggler into the next nature boy! Whooooooo

  • Jonjayha

    Was there tonight. Cena is beyond a class act.

  • jonjayharris

    Was there tonight. Cena is a class act!!!! J

  • Jashaun

    He won’t because he will go on Monday night raw and complain that the wwe officials cheated him.

  • Ralphus

    Subpar card! Best match was Punk/Jericho but the whole card was predictable. And Lesnar appeared out of shape.

  • Jashaun

    That’s what I think Is gonna happen

  • Mr.Love

    Really lesnar loses in his debut match? Wow….

    • anandvkumar

      What else do you expect? Did you really think that vince would let Monday Night RAW to be renamed Monday Night RAW starrring Brock Lesnar?

      That too on someone who is back on a temporary basis 🙂 and doesnt intend on staying here on the long run.

      • Abe

        Well he did just let him lose to the crock

        • Mr.Love

          And you have Brock lose all momentum from debuting back?

  • H.M.

    What ever happened to the 'take him out and put him on the shelf to build your momentum' thing?

  • Chris

    I was at the show and did not realize that aired.

  • LeBron James

    You guys are hoping Brock doesn't lose momentum? I'm shocked he doesn't get extreme heat for what he did to Cena, he worked Cena WAY to stiff, He MMA elbowed Cena extremely hard 3 times causing the cut on Cena's head. Then when he was doing submissions on Cena you could see him applying actual pressure. I felt real bad for Cena. Nothing he could do but be a professional and take the beating. Brock got away with murder tonight, that match was tough to watch. Props to Cena, he has a new fan in me. I respect the hell out of him now. He is completely over in my book.

    • Abe

      wrestling is a contact sport, people get hit, stop complaining

      • Abe

        lol @ these losers down voting my comment, go back to my little pony if you don't wanna watch a physical sport

      • Rob uk

        This completely wrong. Yes it’s a contact sport but wrestlers are trained to protect one another in the ring, not injury them. Problem is Lesner had this issue first time round.

        • Abe

          no, it is 100% right, protecting one another and what happened last night is on two completely different plains

          • Rob UK

            Sorry my friend… 100% wrong.

    • Jeremy

      @LeBronJames – I completely agree with you. I watched the match and those elbows given to Cena left me in shock, and to see the blood dripping onto the mat just made things worse. I was wondering if Brock was really trying to hurt Cena and I had no idea if that was supposed to happen. Honestly I was scared that it was not supposed to start the way it did but in the end it was a great match and you have to respect Cena to the fullest for acting extremely professional about the whole thing.

  • Ricky Valdez

    This is the reason I respect John cena, because the man has gone through the wars versus the best and win or loose has shined, people who boo cena are not real fans, if you have followed his career you know cena is the real deal.

    • JMM

      People have the right to boo whoever they want. I've watched John Cena put on some good matches. I've also watched him stink up arenas. After growing up watching HBK, Bret Hart, Steve Austin and then sticking with the WWE when they're putting world title's on the likes of The Great Khali and The Big Show I'm pretty sure I'm a real fan and if I choose to dislike John Cena being the constant focus of the WWE for the past 7 yearsdespite being very average I'm pretty sure I have that right.

  • And its pathetic that Lesnar lost in his (sort of) debut match when even Khali didn't….

  • Whammaster

    the world title matches and cean vs. lesner were amazing to watch. People always want certian things to happen, but as a fan watching the ppv. IT WAS AMAZING. Yet another ppv from Chicago that was fun to watch =D

  • John Strunbull

    Sheamus got booed his way out? Wow. YES! YES! YES!

  • Why does cena have to go on a vacation on a winning note? Can't believe the WWE did this. Most wrestlers usually take time off on a losing note, WWE builds some story around the injury, and then come back to take revenge. cena had no business winning this match – the WWE just didn't want him to lose 2 PPV matches in a row. They should have definitely made Lesnar win this one so that he could be built up like an unstoppable beast as he will be the main man on the show (apart from Punk) while cena is off and then cena could've returned later to take revenge and win. Terrible, stupid decision.

  • channesson

    I wonder how scared McMahon got when lesner went over the top rope the way he did.. I thought Cena and lesner did a awesome job.. With Cena leaving who is lesner going to face? Who is next for punk? What about Bryan and Sheamus?

  • Chowder

    Don’t worry, guys! Cena might be going away, but it’s just a ploy to make Super Cena a permanent worker! I can see through your disguise!

  • Ellen Brennan

    John Cena is the ultimate professional. Every "big business" in the world wishes they had an employee that could/would represent them the way Cena does the WWE. He deserves the win and has earned this "vacation".

  • AntGilroy

    The bump that leaner took over the rope was insane! One tough SOB

  • DNP

    Will never like cena he still sucks in my opinion and I’m glad he took a Beating of a life time hope Brock comes back and gives him more

    • patrick

      yea i think little brocky has found himself a home now, WWE will put up with his unprofessional style of wrestling because of his "look", and since he cant survive in MMA and no steroids so TNA wont take him so…….i guess little "big bad brock lesnar" has a home now, i jus wished the worthless bastard would take his wimpy voice and go to smackdown where i wouldnt have to watch him on monday nights

  • Levi Aldebol

    My question is who did Dolph Ziggler piss off to be jobbing to clowns like Brodus Clay? And has The Miz fallen so far into oblivion that his match with Santino was relegated to PRE SHOW!?!?

    • David king

      Somebody call my momma!!!!

  • Is cena going to b on RAW tonite?

  • Jg

    People r crazy for getting mad at cena winning.. He just jobbed at wm to the crock!!

  • SEAN

    WOW! Whomever is/was responsible for giving us all those/these results, THANK YOU! That must have been a lot of work.
    Much appriciated!!

  • ashi

    cena is a person who loves wwe wins or loose he will be who he is for ever and ever……. he always deserves the winning spot ….. he is the only guy who plays fair ………i do respect … JOHN CENA for what he is…..

    ………………………………………………………………………………………CENA >>>ROCKS……. !!!!!!

  • Peek

    Why Would Dolph Ziggler Try to suplex brodus clay

  • Peek

    Sorry for the pic

  • Peek

    And I Wanted Brock To Win Too