The eighth annual WWE Extreme Rules will come to you, live on the WWE Network, this Sunday night, May 22, at 8/7c from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Every championship in WWE will be on the line and, in addition, the event will feature the first ever Asylum Match. Here is the final card for Extreme Rules 2016 (and make sure to check out “Your SO OF COURSE preview of Extreme Rules 2016”):
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Extreme Rules Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. AJ Styles
- Asylum Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho
- Intercontinental Championship: Fatal 4-Way: The Miz (c) (with Maryse) vs. Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
- Women’s Championship: Submission Match: Ric Flair Banned: Charlotte (c) vs. Natalya
- Tornado Tag Match: The Usos vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
- WWE Tag Team Championship: The New Day (c) vs. The Vaudevillains
- United States Championship: Kalisto (c) vs. Rusev (with Lana)
- No DQ: Kickoff Exclusive: Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin
In the Extreme Rules Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, there will be no disqualifications and no count-outs with the first Superstar to score a pinfall or submission in the ring winning the match and walking out as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
In the first ever Asylum Match, both Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho will be locked inside a steel cage. Hanging above the steel cage will be various weapons and implements, including a straightjacket, mop, bucket, kendo stick, and a fire extinguisher. Unlike a traditional cage match, escaping the cage will NOT win the match. The only way that the match can end is by pinfall or submission in the ring. The match will have no disqualifications and no count-outs.
The Fatal 4-Way Match for the Intercontinental Championship will see all four competitors in the ring at the same time with the first Superstar to earn a pinfall or submission in the ring will win the match and leave as the Intercontinental Champion. The match will have no disqualifications and no count-outs.
In the Submission Match for the Women’s Championship, the only way the match can end is for one competitor to make their opponent submit. There will be no pinfalls, no disqualifications, and no count-outs. In addition, Ric Flair will be banned from ringside and, if the Hall of Famer does show up during the match, then Charlotte will be forced to forfeit the Women’s Championship.
In a Tornado Tag Match, both members of both teams will be legal in the ring at the same time; there will be no tagging in and out like in a traditional tag team match. The match can end by pinfall, submission, disqualification, or count-out.
The Extreme Rules Kickoff will air exclusively on the WWE Network starting an hour before the pay-per-view at 7/6c. The Kickoff show will feature analysis from the Kickoff panel of Corey Graves, Booker T, & Jerry “The King” Lawler, as well as the No DQ Match between Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin where anything goes and the match can only end by pin or submission in the ring.
As of this post, the WWE Tag Team Title match pitting The New Day against The Vaudevillains and the United States Title match between Kalisto and Rusev are both standard championship matches, which means that both of these matches can end by pinfall, submission, count-out or disqualification and the only way that the title can change hands is by pinfall or submission.
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