WWE Extreme Rules PPV Results (07/15): Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sunday, July 15, 2018
The Kickoff show opens up with a view of the PPG Paints Arena with fans filing in and a shot of the steel cage and shark cage hanging above the ring. Renee Young welcomes us to The Kickoff Show and introduces her panel, consisting tonight of WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T, David Otunga & Sam Roberts. They run down the card and launch into discussion of The Styles vs. Rusev Matchup to kick things off before tossing to Charly Caruso backstage. She discusses Hulk Hogan being reinstated to The WWE Hall of Fame and that he is mingling with fellow WWE Superstars backstage. Charly then says that it's great to have "The Hulkster back in the family."
Charly then talks about an encounter she had with James Ellsworth earlier and says that she was disgusted by him. Charly then says that everybody backstage is gonna watch Reigns vs. Lashley. She hypes up a Shinsuke Nakamura Q&A for later and tosses back to the panel, who discuss The Kevin Owens vs. Braun Strowman Matchup. The panel then welcomes Finn Balor for the discussion of The Kevin Owens vs Braun Strowman Matchup. The panel & Balor also talk about Balor's upcoming match against Constable Corbin for later on tonight. The discussion on The Asuka vs. Carmella Matchup is up next and we go to ringside for our first match of The Kickoff Show.
Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Sin Cara: The opening bell sounds and Almas starts off with a punch to the face, and Sin Cara answers with a hurricanrana. They grapple back and forth until Almas stuns Cara with a spinning back elbow to the face. Sin Cara falls outside, and Almas takes a moment to pose with Vega. Back in the ring, Cara fights off Almas and Almas misses a splash in the corner. Cara and Almas exchange blows to the face and chops to the chest now. Sin Cara hits a springboard cross body, and then a springboard moonsault. Sin Cara hits the reverse hurricanrana on Almas for the two count. Almas and Cara trade kicks in the corner, and Sin Cara steps out to the apron. Sin Cara looks to superplex Almas down to the ringside floor, but Almas fights him off. Almas looks for the stomp on the apron, but Cara shoves Almas down. Sin Cara comes flying off the top and collides with Almas on the apron, and they both fall down to ringside. Back in the ring, Cara hits a frogsplash off the top and covers, but Vega distracts the referee. Almas takes advantage of the distraction and drops Cara from behind and hits the knees to the face in the corner. Almas follows up with the hammerlock DDT for the three count. Winner: Andrade "Cien" Almas
After the match, Vega hits the ring and celebrates with Almas. We go to replays. Almas and Vega leave together as his music hits.
We head back to the panel as they discuss the match that we just saw and move on to discuss Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy and bring Nakamura up on the feed for his interview. He refuses to reply and Renee starts asking questions anyway. He makes her wait a good long beat before saying that he can hear, but he then pretends he’s got a bad connection and calls Sam Roberts a clown.
Nakamura then says artist to artist, he respects Jeff Hardy, but he’s gonna take his canvas, his paints, and his style away from him. The panel moves on to The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Team Hell No and we see some footage from Kurt Angle throwing the first pitch at a local baseball game before they move on to talk about Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax, which gets a video package setting it up as well.
Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre roll up while they’re discussing it and Dolph puts the match over but says that the nation really wants to see him, the premiere champion on RAW. Ziggler then talks about how he’s made a career out of turning tiny opportunities on their heads and talks about how great the crowd buzz is but they will turn on you as fast as they get behind you and he fights for the title and what it means.
Ziggler then puts McIntyre over as a better alternative than the fans for having your back and says that he will never lose again and doesn’t care about stealing the show, he’s all about winning now. They leave and the panel discusses Dolph’s match before tossing back to ringside for the second match of The Kickoff Show.
The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs. SAnitY (Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe & Killian Dain) (Tables Match): The opening bell sounds and SAnitY takes control of this one early on. Eric Young sets up some tables at ringside, while Woods and Kofi recover in the ring and go flying out with suicide dives on SAnitY at ringside. Killian then comes flying out of the ring with a splash on Kofi and Woods. Everyone fights on the turnbuckle and then crashes down, which allows Killian to get up first and start dropping The New Day members as they get up. Kofi fights back with the Trouble In Paradise on Dain, then he starts fighting with Wolfe on the apron. Wolfe knocks Kofi back, and then Eric Young comes flying off the top rope with a leg drop that sends Kofi crashing through the table set up at ringside. SAnitY wins this one after a short match. Winners: SAnitY (Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe & Killian Dain)
After the match, The New Day try to recover as SAnitY gets to their feet.
We head back to the panel and Renee announces that Ronda Rousey has arrived to the arena. The panel goes over tonight's matches again. We see Rousey walking with husband Travis Browne and a friend/handler out in the concourse. Renee talks about Bobby Lashley vs. Roman Reigns and leads us to a video package for that match. We cut backstage to RAW Tag Team Champions Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy. Matt sends a warning to The B-Team and Wyatt says that they are here and that they are next to close out The Kickoff Show.
The main show opens up with a video package on the theme of extreme rules and what exactly that means for the WWE in 2018. The video package also looks at the matches for tonight’s PPV. We are live from The PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA as Michael Cole welcomes us to tonight's PPV. He is joined by Corey Graves and Jonathan Coachman.
Ronda Rousey is shown sitting ringside with her tickets and with her husband Travis Browne.
We head right to the ring for the first match of our main show which is for The RAW Tag Team Titles.
The Deleters of Worlds ("Woken" Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt) vs. The B-Team (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel): The RAW Tag Team Titles are on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and Matt Hardy starts off with elbows to the face of Dallas. Wyatt gets the tag and it's now brother vs brother as he faces off with Dallas. Dallas quickly tags in Axel before engaging with Wyatt. Axel comes in and Wyatt immediately takes the fight to him and headbutts him down. Wyatt misses a splash in the corner and Axel puts the boots to him. Matt tags in and hits some elbows on Axel before slamming him in the corner. Axel fights back and chokes Matt up against the rope, and then Dallas hits a cheap shot behind the referee's back. Axel and Dallas trade frequent tags now to keep Hardy isolated in their corner. Matt finally fights back with a Side Effect on Axel. Dallas and Wyatt tag in and Wyatt lays into him with offense. Wyatt goes for the Sister Abigail, but Axel breaks it up. Hardy tags in, and after Axel and Wyatt get cleared from the ring, Dallas capitalizes on the distraction from Axel to hit his finisher for the three count. Winners & The New RAW Tag Team Champions: The B-Team (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel)
After the match, The B-Team takes the titles and the big celebration begins. Hardy and Wyatt aren't happy as they recover. Axel and Dallas celebrate up the ramp as their music plays. Charly Caruso interviews them on the stage. Axel says that this is unbelievable. Dallas says that they proved the "B" in The B-Team stands for the best. Dallas chants their name as the music starts back up and they celebrate.
We head backstage where RAW General Manager Kurt Angle is interviewed about The Universal Championship. He says that he has reopened negotiations with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman and was informed that Brock is not interested in returning but will show up to UFC and get in the face of their champion, so Angle is issuing an ultimatum - either Brock shows up tomorrow night on RAW, agrees to his next title defense, or he’ll get stripped of the title.
We head back to the ring for the next match of the main show which is Finn Balor vs. Constable Baron Corbin.
Finn Balor vs. Constable Baron Corbin: The opening bell sounds and Corbin starts off strong. Balor starts to fight back, but Corbin shuts him down and throws him into the corner, where Corbin follows up with some splashes against the corner. Balor finally fights back and goes up top, but Corbin grabs him off the top by the throat. Corbin follows up with the chokeslam backbreaker for a two count. Corbin gets to the referee's face and then misses a clothesline, which leads to Balor hitting the Sling Blade. Corbin comes back with the Deep Six for a two count. Corbin picks up Balor for another slam but Balor escapes and kicks him down. Balor follows up with a running dropkick in the corner, then Balor goes up top. Corbin gets up and knocks Balor down, then looks for the End of Days. Balor escapes and rolls up Corbin in an inside cradle pin for the three count. Winner: Finn Balor
After the match, Constable Baron Corbin throws a fit about losing as Balor quickly goes to the floor while his music hits. We go to replays and come back to Balor celebrating to the back.
We get a hype reel for SummerSlam.
We head backstage where we see that The Bludgeon Brothers are laying waste to Team Hell No. Luke Harper throws Daniel Bryan into the loading bay doors and he and Erick Rowan are fired up. They smash Kane’s leg in a door with one of their mallets. Paige rolls up with a bunch of referees in tow and the champions take their leave.
We get a promo for The SmackDown Women's Title match.
We head back to the ring for the next match of the main show which is for The SmackDown Women's Title.
Carmella (c) vs. Asuka: The SmackDown Women’s Title is on the line in this one. James Ellsworth is held above the ring in a shark cage for this match. Ellsworth gets locked in the cage by WWE staffers, and the opening bell sounds. Asuka starts off strong, but Carmella is able to fight her off, and then Ellsworth tosses a foreign object down to Carmella. Asuka sees it and throws the object away, then boots Carmella down. Ellsworth tries to throw another foreign object to Carmella, but fails again. Asuka continues the offense and hits a running hip attack. Asuka takes the fight out to ringside and beats down Carmella on the floor. Meanwhile in the ring, Ellsworth manages to break free form the cage, but his foot gets caught on the cage an he is now hanging upside down. Asuka laughs and gets in the ring, and she starts hitting Ellsworth like a piñata in the air. WWE staffers get in the ring and try to get Ellsworth down, but Asuka attacks them. Asuka clears the ring and continues attacking Ellsworth who is still hooked on the cage. Carmella sneaks in the ring from behind and shoves Asuka's face into the cage. Carmella immediately covers for the three count for the win. Winner & Still The SmackDown Women's Champion: Carmella
After the match, Carmella takes the title and celebrates on the ramp as her music hits. WWE Staffers free Ellsworth from the cage as Carmella smiles from the ramp. We get a replay. We come back to Asuka taking out the other crew members. Asuka goes back to work on Ellsworth now and beats him up again. Asuka with two German suplexes and another kick to the head of Ellsworth. Asuka locks Ellsworth into the Asuka Lock and he taps out but she's not letting up. Asuka stands tall as her music hits and we go to replays.
We get a hype reel for upcoming shows and features on The WWE Network.
Commentary catches The WWE Universe who missed The Kickoff Show and the first couple matches up to speed.
We head back to the ring for the next match of the main show which is for The WWE United States Title.
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: The WWE United States Title is on the line in this one. Before the bell, Nakamura hits a low blow on Hardy. Hardy is down and the referee checks on him. Hardy gets up and says that he is ready to fight, so the referee calls for the opening bell, and Nakamura immediately charges and hits the Kinshasa on Hardy while he is still visibly hurting from the low blow. Nakamura immediately pins for the three count. Winner & The New WWE United States Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura
After the match, Nakamura stands tall with the title as his music hits. We go to a replay of the squash match. Nakamura stands tall in the corner until Randy Orton's music hits. Orton gets a big pop for his return. Nakamura retreats to the top of the announce table. Orton enters the ring and stares at him. Orton turns his attention back to Hardy and drops him, then delivers one big stomp. Nakamura watches in disbelief, clutching the title. Orton leaves the ring to boos while Hardy recovers on the mat.
We get an ad for Miz & Mrs.
We get a promo for the next match as the Steel Cage is lowered to the ring.
We head back to the ring for the next match of the main show which is The Steel Cage Match between "Mr. Monster in the Bank" Braun Strowman and Kevin Owens.
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens (Steel Cage Match): Both men step in the cage and the opening bell sounds, and Owens immediately starts trying to climb the cage walls. Strowman charges at Owens but Owens stuns him with a boot to the face. Owens tries to escape, but Strowman throws him down and dares Owens to stay and fight him. Owens starts throwing punches but Braun fights him off and hits a big boot. Strowman misses a shot against the ropes and Strowman crashes into the cage wall. Owens superkicks him down and hits a cannonball in the corner, and then a frogsplash off the top. Owens covers but Strowman kicks out at one. Owens tries to escape again, but Strowman gets back up and beats him down. Owens tries to beg for mercy, but Strowman drops him with a right hand. Strowman repeatedly throws Owens into the cage walls. Owens fights back with some kicks and then a stunner, and both men are down. Owens tries to escape through the door but Strowman gets up and slams the door in his face. Strowman misses a shot in the corner and Owens superkicks him. Owens handcuffs Strowman to the rope but Strowman knocks him down. Strowman struggles with the handcuffs as Owens tells him to 'suck it' and starts climbing the cage. Owens taunts Strowman too long and Strowman rips apart the cuffs. Strowman follows Owens up the cage to the very top. Both men are standing on the very top of the cage now, and Strowman has his hand around Owens' neck. Braun chokeslams Owens off the top of the cage down through an announce table at ringside. The announce table explodes as Owens crashes through it, and the referee calls for the bell as Owens lays on the floor and Strowman looks down from the cage. Winner: Kevin Owens
After the match, everyone is shocked at the huge fall for Owens. Some fans are stunned and some chant "holy s--t" now. Officials check on Owens. Braun stands tall and poses on top of the cage and poses as a "get these hands" chant starts up. Officials call for help from the back as paramedics wheel the stretcher out. We see replays of the big spot from various angles. Braun has made his way down to the floor now. He watches as they put a neck brace on Owens to load him onto the body board. Braun laughs at Owens and walks off. Braun's music hits as he turns back around and laughs from the stage. Braun marches to the back. We get more replays as Owens is loaded up onto the stretcher and wheeled away. Owens yells in pain as they wheel him up the ramp.
Commentary hypes up The WWE Super Show-Down in Australia in October and shows us replays of The WWE United States Title Match between Nakamura and Jeff Hardy with Orton's return. Jeff Hardy is shown in the trainer's room but has requested that his United States Title rematch take place on SmackDown this coming Tuesday night. Tom says that SmackDown General Manager Paige has not approved the match yet.
Tom says Team Hell No vs. The Bludgeon Brothers is up in the air for tonight. We see another replay of Kane and Daniel Bryan getting attacked by the champions earlier tonight. Tom leads us to a video package for the match.
We head back to the ring for the next match of the main show which is for The SmackDown Tag Team Titles.
The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan) (c) vs. Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane): The SmackDown Tag Team Titles are on the line in this one. Kane doesn't come out at first as he's selling the knee injury from the backstage beat-down earlier. Bryan and Rowan start this one off. Rowan takes control early on, but Bryan fights back and Harper tags in. Bryan and Harper go at it now, but some interference from Rowan on the floor leads to The Bludgeon Brothers regaining control. Harper and Rowan trade frequent tags now and beats down on Bryan in the ring. Bryan tries to fight back but Rowan stuns him with a knee to the body. Bryan goes for a splash on Rowan at ringside, but Rowan catches him. Harper comes flying out with a dive to try to sandwich Bryan, but Bryan moves and Rowan crashes into Harper. Kane finally makes his entrance now and he limps down to the ring with a walking cast on. Kane gets in the ring and beats down the Bludgeon Brothers. He looks for a Tombstone on Rowan, but Harper comes from behind and kicks out Kane's bad leg. Bryan tags in now and comes in hot, laying out Rowan and Harper. Bryan hits the Yes Kicks on Rowan and drops him. Harper tags in and hits a spinning heel kick on Bryan. Rowan tags in and they hit their version of the Doomsday Device on Bryan for the three count. Winners & Still The SmackDown Tag Team Champions: The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper & Rowan)
After the match, Harper and Rowan stand tall with their titles and pose in the corners. The referee checks on Bryan. Kane is still on the floor, laying over the apron. Bryan rolls out beside him as Rowan and Harper exit with the titles.
Roman Reigns is shown walking backstage when he comes across The B-Team who are still celebrating and offer him a spot in he B-Team if he can beat Bobby Lashley. Reigns says that he is not interested and The B-Team continue their celebration.
Michael Cole sends us to a video package for the next match.
We head back to the ring for the next match of the main show which is Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley.
Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley: The opening bell sounds and they lock up. The crowd boos as they wrestle up against the turnbuckle. The referee pulls them apart and they lock up again, then Lashley suplexes Reigns down. Reigns fires up now and drops Lashley with an elbow. Reigns takes over the match now and holds Lashley down with a chin lock. Lashley starts to fight up, but Reigns throws Lashley outside to the floor. Reigns follows him out and they fight around ringside, with Reigns whipping Lashley into the ring steps. Reigns picks up the steps and goes to hit Lashley with them, but Lashley blocks it and throws Reigns down. Lashley follows up with a clothesline on the floor, then takes things back in the ring. Lashley hits a belly to belly overhead suplex on Reigns, and he follows up with a running clothesline in the corner. Lashley looks for another clothesline, but Reigns blocks it with a big boot. Reigns follows up with a clothesline, then he hits more clotheslines in the corner. Reigns throws Lashley off the ropes, but Lashley catches him with a spinebuster for a two count. They get up and trade strikes until Lashley runs off the ropes with a cross body. Lashley then goes up to the top rope and hits a flying double axe handle. Lashley looks for a suplex, but Reigns fights out. Reigns looks for a Samoan Drop but Lashley grabs the ropes, so Reigns tosses Lashley out of the ring to the floor. Lashley gets back in the ring at the referee's 9 count, and Reigns immediately hits a leg drop for a 2 count. Reigns charges forward for a superman punch, but Lashley catches him with a spinebuster. Lashley picks up Reigns and hits a stalling vertical suplex for a 2 count. Lashley looks for a spear, but Reigns stops him with a Superman punch for a two count. Lashley rolls outside for a breather. Reigns follows Lashley out to ringside and charges forward, but Lashley catches him and hits a belly to belly suplex on top of the German announce table. Back in the ring, Lashley goes up top, but Reigns superman punches him down to the mat. Reigns yells at Lashley and runs the ropes for a spear, but Lashley gets up fast and beats Reigns to the punch with a spear of his own. Lashley immediately pins and scores the three count. Winner: Bobby Lashley
After the match, Lashley stands tall and has his arm raised as the music starts. We get replays and come back to Lashley celebrating up the ramp as Reigns recovers.
Michael Cole talks about Bobby Lashley likely looking for a WWE Universal Title shot now that he's defeated Roman Reigns.
We get a trailer for Mile 22, the movie that Ronda Rousey is in, and a recap of Kurt Angle’s ultimatum to Brock Lesnar.
Speaking of Ronda Rousey, we see her at ringside once again with her husband Travis Browne and a friend. Cole says that she is still suspended until Wednesday but she bought a ticket for tonight to see the next match. Cole sends us to a video package for the RAW Women's Title Match, which is coming up next. We head to ringside for the RAW Women's Title Match.
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax (Extreme Rules Match): The RAW Women's Title is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and Nia tries to back Alexa into a corner, but Alexa slaps her across the face and rolls out to ringside. Alexa grabs the kendo stick and hits Nia, but Nia grabs it and breaks it in half. Mickie and Alexa start throwing chairs and trash cans at Nia, but she keeps catching them and throwing them in the ring. Nia chases Alexa around the floor and clotheslines her down. Nia takes Alexa back in the ring. Nia tries to throw Alexa onto a trash can, but she misses and Alexa clips the edge of the can. Alexa gets to her feet but Nia headbutts her down. Nia then gorilla press slams Alexa onto a trash can as Ronda claps at ringside. Alexa finally starts fighting back, and she sets up a steel chair in one turnbuckle. Alexa then hits a running dropkick on Nia for a one count. Nia elbows Alexa in the face and then charges at her, but Alexa moves and Nia crashes into the chair in the corner. Mickie tries to get involved, but Natalya runs around and fights with her. Alexa comes outside and helps Mickie beat down Natalya at ringside. Ronda Rousey has seen enough and she hops the barricade. Ronda grabs Mickie and slams her into the barricade, then throws her in the ring. Ronda picks up Mickie and slams her with a Samoan drop. Ronda takes Mickie back out to ringside to continue the beat down, then she turns her attention to Alexa. Alexa runs and Ronda chases her and catches her. Ronda grabs Alexa, but Mickie comes over with a kendo stick and lays out Ronda with it. Back in the ring, Alexa goes flying off the top with a cross body, but Nia catches her. Nia looks for a Samoan Drop, but Mickie comes in with a steel chair and hits Nia from behind. Alexa and Mickie take turns hitting Nia with chairs, then Alexa DDTs Nia on a steel chair for the three count. Winner & Still The RAW Women's Champion: Alexa Bliss
After the match, Mickie and Bliss retreat to the ramp as Natalya and Rousey hit the ring. Rousey stares Bliss down as we go to replays. Mickie raises Alexa's arm on the stage as she raises the title.
We go back to The SmackDown Live Commentary Team as The WWE United States Title Rematch between former champion Jeff Hardy and new champion Shinsuke Nakamura is confirmed for this coming Tuesday's SmackDown Live. Tom sends us to a video package for the next match.
We head back to the ring for the next match of the main show which is for The WWE Title.
AJ Styles (c) vs. Rusev: The WWE Title is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and Rusev goes after AJ, but AJ lays into him with kicks. AJ backs Rusev into the corner with strikes, but Rusev fights his way out. AJ kicks out Rusev's leg, but Rusev gets back up and hip tosses AJ down. AJ misses a kick and Rusev clotheslines him down. Rusev connects with multiple suplexes and then an elbow drop for a one count. Rusev slows things down now with a bear hug. Rusev takes AJ up top, but AJ slides through his legs and kicks Rusev off the top down to the ringside floor. AJ then springboards to the outside with a forearm shot on Rusev on the floor. Back in the ring, AJ hits a flurry of strikes on Rusev, while the Champion sells a lower back injury. AJ hits a splash on the corner and tries to pick up Rusev, but Rusev escapes. Rusev tries to pick AJ up, but AJ reverses into a reverse DDT for a two count. Rusev starts to fight back but AJ stuns him with a right hand. They fight near the ropes and AJ kicks Rusev in the head. AJ springboards off the top for a 450, but Rusev rolls out of the way. Rusev follows up with a big boot and turns it around. Rusev looks for a slam, but AJ escapes and applies the Calf Crusher. Rusev reaches the ropes to break the hold. Rusev looks for a big boot, but AJ ducks it and hits the Pele kick. Rusev gets up and hits a kick of his own, then he looks for the Accolade on Styles. Rusev struggles to lock it in, but AJ reaches the ropes. Rusev goes for the Accolade again, but AJ escapes and Rusev misses a shot in the corner. AJ springboards off the top rope now with the 450 splash for a two count. AJ spots Aiden English by the apron and he hits a running baseball slide kick on English. AJ follows up with the Phenomenal Forearm to Rusev for the three count to retain the WWE Championship. Winner & Still The WWE Champion: AJ Styles
After the match, Styles takes the title and has his arm raised as the music hits. English clutches his jaw on the outside while Rusev is still down in the ring. We go to replays. Styles hits the stage and raises the WWE Title as Rusev and English look on.
Michael Cole promotes The Extreme Rules post-show on The WWE Network with Bobby Lashley & Carmella talking with hosts Renee Young & Sam Roberts.
We head backstage where Seth Rollins is being interviewed. He says that he has three opponents tonight - Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre & The Clock. Rollins then says that he doesn’t know how many falls it will take, but he’s gonna leave it all in the ring and walk out as champion.
We head back to the ring for the main event of tonight's Extreme Rules PPV Event which is for The WWE Intercontinental Title.
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins (30-Minute Iron Man Match): The WWE Intercontinental Title is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and Rollins and Ziggler exchange holds evenly in the opening moments. Rollins charges at Ziggler in the corner and misses, then Ziggler capitalizes with a right hand. Ziggler picks up Rollins, but Rollins rolls up Ziggler out of nowhere for the first pinfall of the match. The fall count is now Rollins 1, Ziggler 0. Rollins fights with Ziggler at ringside, but he briefly gets distracted by McIntyre and Ziggler capitalizes with punches to the face. Back in the ring, Ziggler hits a neckbreaker for a two count. Rollins starts to fight back, but Ziggler dropkicks out his knee. Rollins and Ziggler exchange roll-up attempts until Rollins picks him up for a powerbomb. Ziggler escapes the powerbomb attempt, but Rollins drops him again and hits the curb stomp for another three count. The fall count is now Rollins 2, Ziggler 0. Drew McIntyre runs in now and beats on Rollins, and the referee calls it a DQ, which means another fall in favor for Rollins. The fall count is 3-0 now for Rollins. Drew continues to beat down Rollins until the referee ejects him. Drew hits the Claymore kick on Rollins before he leaves. Ziggler rolls over on to Rollins and pins for the three count, and the fall count is now 3-1 Rollins. Ziggler gets to his feet, and he hits a superkick on Rollins. He immediately covers and scores a three count on Rollins. The fall count is now 3-2 for Rollins. Ziggler throws Rollins in to the corner and hits the Zig Zag for another three count. The fall count is now tied at 3-3. Rollins starts to fight back and he looks for a suicide dive, but Ziggler stops him with a right hand. Ziggler pins Rollins with both feet on the ropes, but the referee didn't see it, so he counts to 3. The fall count is now 4-3 in favor of Ziggler.
Ziggler tries to keep Rollins grounded and squeeze the air out of him with a front face lock. Rollins fights up but Ziggler applies a sleeper. Rollins finally fights free and knocks Ziggler outside, and he follows up with a suicide dive. Rollins takes Ziggler back in the ring, but Ziggler rolls right back out for a breather. Rollins follows up with a another suicide dive on the Champion at ringside. Back in the ring, Rollins springboards off the top with a flying clothesline on Ziggler for a 2 count. Rollins follows up with a Blockbuster for a 2 count. Rollins goes back up top, but Ziggler knocks him off down to the floor. Back in the ring, Ziggler looks for a DDT, but Rollins shoves him off and superkicks him. Rollins follows up with a knee to the face for a two count. Rollins goes back up top and Ziggler knocks him down again. Ziggler climbs up but Rollins headbutts him down. Rollins goes flying with a frog splash on Ziggler for another 2 count. Ziggler and Rollins fight up on another corner of the ring, which leads to Rollins hitting a superplex and a Falcon Arrow for a 2 count. Rollins slingshots Ziggler into the corner and follows up with a roll-up for a 3 count. The fall count is now tied at 4-4. Ziggler and Rollins both get to their feet and start trading punches, until Rollins trips Ziggler down and applies a Sharpshooter. Rollins switches to a Crossface as Ziggler struggles to reach the ropes. Rollins lets go and goes for a stomp, but Ziggler rolls out of the way and rolls out to ringside. Ziggler tries to climb into the crowd, but Rollins spots him and takes him back in the ring. Ziggler hits the Fame-asser on Rollins on the mat for a two count. Ziggler looks for a superkick, but Rollins strikes first with a superkick of his own. Rollins follows up with the curb stomp and pins, but as he pins, the timer runs out before the referee can start counting. The match timer stops with the fall count tied at 4-4. With the fall count tied, the referee calls for the bell and Jojo announces that in the event of a draw the winner keeps his Championship belt. Kurt Angle comes out and says that he knows the WWE Universe and his hometown doesn't want to see a tie. Kurt orders Dolph to get back in the ring, because we're going to have a sudden death overtime, and the next pinfall wins. The bell sounds, but Drew McIntyre gets up on the apron out of nowhere and distracts Rollins. Rollins knocks Drew off the apron, and Ziggler runs up and hits the Zig Zag on Rollins from behind. Ziggler pins for the three count to retain his IC Title. Winner & Still The WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Ziggler takes his title and celebrates with McIntyre at ringside. McIntyre lifts Ziggler up on his shoulders and they taunt Rollins. We go to replays. Rollins and McIntyre head to the back as Rollins looks on disappointed in the ring. Extreme Rules goes off the air.