The ninth annual WWE Extreme Rules will come to you, live on the WWE Network and select pay-per-view providers, tomorrow night, April 26, at 8/7c from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL. With eight matches (including five championship matches) scheduled for the night of extreme, here is the final card for the event:
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Steel Cage Match (with Kane as ‘Gatekeeper’): RKO Banned: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Randy Orton
- United States Championship: Russian Chain Match: John Cena (c) vs. Rusev
- Last Man Standing Match: Roman Reigns vs. Big Show
- Chicago Street Fight: Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper
- Intercontinental Championship: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Bad News Barrett
- Kiss Me Arse Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus
- Divas Championship: Nikki Bella (c) vs. Naomi
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Kickoff Exclusive: Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (c) vs. Big E & Kofi Kingston
The Extreme Rules Kickoff show will air exclusively on the WWE Network at 7/6c (an hour before the pay-per-view) and will feature the WWE Tag Team Championship match.
In the Steel Cage Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the only way to win is by pinfall, submission, or escaping the cage, either through the door or over the top with both feet touching the floor. In addition, Kane will be at ringside as the ‘gatekeeper’ and will be guarding the cage door. Also, Randy Orton’s RKO is banned for the duration of the match. There will be no disqualifications and no count-outs.
The Russian Chain Match for the United States Championship will see both competitors tied at the wrist with a steel chain. The match can only end once one Superstar incapacitates his opponent to the point that he can drag him around the ring and touch all four corners in succession and the first Superstar to do so will walk out as the United States Champion. The match will have no pinfalls, no submissions, no disqualifications, and no count-outs.
In the Last Man Standing Match, the first Superstar to beat their opponent to the point that they are unable to get to their feet by the referee’s count of ten will win the match. The match will have no pinfalls, no submissions, no disqualifications, and no count-outs.
The Chicago Street Fight will have no disqualifications and no count-outs with the only way to win is by pinfall or submission, which must occur in the ring.
The Kiss Me Arse Match will be contested under standard match rules, meaning it can end by pinfall, submission, disqualification, or count-out. However, the loser of the match will be forced to kiss the winner’s ‘arse’.
Despite several online sources claiming that Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan will be unable to defend his Intercontinental Championship at Extreme Rules due to shoulder complications, WWE has yet to confirm this and, as of this post, Bryan is still scheduled to compete tomorrow night.
It’s worth noting that the Divas Championship, WWE Tag Team Championship, and Intercontinental Championship matches will all take place under standard championship match rules.
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