The Extreme Rules pay per view capped off a memorable day in wrestling history that began with the news that Hulk Hogan will be reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame.
The day finished with Extreme Rules, which was a show that featured losses by Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, and Braun Strowman, as well as marked a fifth consecutive pay per view where WWE champion AJ Styles did not main event the show.
Extreme Rules included a new storyline about Universal champion Brock Lesnar, saw the return of Randy Orton, and continued the descent of Asuka, who lost again to Carmella and has lost considerable luster following her undefeated streak.
Here are the results:
·The B-Team defeated “Woken” Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt for the Raw tag team titles
·Finn Balor defeated Baron Corbin
·Carmella defeated Asuka to remain SmackDown women’s champion
·Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Jeff Hardy in six seconds to win the United States title
·Kevin Owens defeated Braun Strowman in a steel cage match
·The Bludgeon Brothers retained their SmackDown tag team titles by defeating Daniel Bryan and Kane
·Bobby Lashley pinned Roman Reigns
·Alexa Bliss defended her Raw women’s title over Nia Jax
·AJ Styles remained WWE champion with his win over Rusev
·Dolph Ziggler defeated Seth Rollins in a 30-minute Iron Man match in sudden-death overtime
Hogan was backstage at Extreme Rules and is rumored to return on Raw in Buffalo, New York. Although I think the crowd will respond favorably when “Real American” hits, there are still a number of fans who disagree with the decision to reinstate Hogan.