We went into WWE Extreme Rules with mixed expectations as the show took off at the PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburg. Let’s see if it turns out to be better than expected or fares worse than our rather modest expectations.
Andrade “Cien” Almas and SaNiTy Won Their Respective Kick-off Show Bouts
Woken Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt Gets Deleted by the B-team
It is Hardy and Dallas that start the match. Dallas cops out and rolls out of the ring. Wyatt wants to be tagged in and that causes Dallas to tag out. Wyatt nearly takes Axel’s head off with a vicious clothesline. Wyatt dishes out some heavy punishment on Axel while mocking Dallas. He hits a massive battering ram. Axel, however, regroups and sidesteps Wyatt who is charging in to send him crashing. Axel then stomps Wyatt and starts celebrating a bit too early. That allows Wyatt to get a punch in before tagging in Hardy.
Hardy does his turnbuckle thing with the delete chants. This is followed by some quick clotheslines and he then motions for the Twist of Fate. Axel sees it coming and counters it. He starts choking Hardy. Axel and Dallas begin double teaming up on Hardy. Hardy, however, manages to tag in Wyatt. He clears the ring. Wyatt and Dallas finally square off. Wyatt almost destroys Dallas with an uranage. Hardy and Wyatt call for their finisher and it all seems to come to an end for the B-Team. Axel, however, causes a distraction and Dallas hits a hangman’s neck breaker for the win. The crowd erupts into a frenzy.
Winners and new RAW Tag Team Champions: The B-Team
Verdict: We did not see this coming. Finally WWE does something cool. This will make this feud so much more significant that it would have been if the Woken team kept winning. WWE sets the bar high for the night with this one.