WWE Extreme Rules 2021 is officially in the cards. The one night where WWE goes extreme, was not exactly extreme barring the main event Universal Championship match. The event featured 7 matches – with a last-minute addition of the opening match. WWE Champion Big E teamed up with his fellow New Day members – Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods to defeat Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles and Omos in the opening match.
In order to fit in this match, the Liv Morgan – Carmella match, which was initially the only non-title bout on the card, was moved to the kick-off show. Barring these two matches, every match on the card had some title on the line. Surprisingly out of 5 Championship matches not a single title changed hands.
The Champions dominated the night, with every single one of them retaining. While some of the matches did have questionable endings, but a win is a win. The first Championship match of the night was for the Smackdown Tag Team titles. The Usos always had an upper hand owing to Montez Ford’s injury. Next was the Raw Women’s Championship where Charlotte Flair not only retained her title but seemingly ended Alexa Bliss’ gimmick.
In the United States Championship match witnessed Damian Priest retaining against Sheamus and Jeff Hardy. The crowd clearly wanted Hardy to pick up the win, but cheered loudly when him and Priest shook hands after the match. Then came, arguably, the best match of the night – Smackdown Women’s Championship. Lynch was able to retain mainly due to Sasha Banks. Banks returned to WWE and interfered during the match, ending it in a DQ!
Ring-malfunction allowed Roman Reigns to retain at WWE Extreme Rules
The Universal Championship match at WWE Extreme Rules had the Extreme rules stipulation. The WWE Universe witnessed Finn Balor’s alter-ego Demon and Reigns brawl into the crowd, interruptions from the The Usos and the best of all – the reincarnation of The Demon.
Balor looked well on course to become the only Challenger, throughout the night, to emerge victorious. But things took a complete swerve when Balor climbed up the top rope and was ready to hit the Coup de Grace – when the top rope collapsed! The commentators called it a ring malfunction and that was enough for Roman Reigns to hit a Spear, thereby ensuring the perfect score for the Champions at WWE Extreme Rules, 2021.