Extreme Rules

WWE Extreme Rules promotional image. Image: WWE

WWE Extreme Rules to shake up sports entertainment

With several title matches and grudge fights, the WWE Universe anticipates a night filled with pure carnage, all-out destruction and NO disqualifications at Extreme Rules.

Extreme Rules

WWE Extreme Rules promotional image. Image: WWE

The 14th edition of Extreme Rules is set to take place this weekend and with several title matches and grudge fights, the WWE Universe anticipates a night filled with pure carnage, all-out destruction and NO disqualifications.

The annual showdown has gone full circle and returns back to the birthplace of extreme at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. From Liv Morgan defending her Smackdown title, Bayley and Belair going head-to-head for the Raw Women’s Championship to rivals Matt Riddle and Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins stepping into the ‘Fight Pit’ match. Whose corner will you be in?

Extreme Rules to kick the door in

Here are some standout match cards to keep your eyes glued on:

An Extreme Rules Match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship by Liv Morgan vs Ronda Rousey

The two female superstars have a long-standing rivalry,  as the current Smackdown Champion, Liv Morgan has been overlooked by both Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler – Morgan is looking to prove to the WWE Universe that she can get extreme.

The Baddest Woman on the Planet is hellbent on reclaiming the SmackDown Women’s Title from Liv Morgan. The defending champion is set to give a gutsy performance after confronting Rousey with a baseball bat during the 30 September episode of Smackdown. Judging by the brawl between the two this will be one for the books.

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Rivals Matt Riddle vs Seth “Freakin” Rollins set to meet in the Fight Pit Match at Extreme Rules

Come Sunday the stage will be set for one of the biggest matches of the evening. Matt Riddle will tangle with his bitter rival Seth “Freakin” Rollins Inside the Fight Pit. The Fight Pit will officially make its debut on the main roster, which sets the perfect opportunity to settle a score of their volatile history. With the unique stipulation in place, it seemed only fitting to have MMA legend Daniel Cormier step in and try to maintain order as the special guest referee.

Drew McIntyre vs Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) in a Strap Match

At WWE Extreme Rules, Drew McIntyre will literally tangle Karrion Kross in a tough Strap Match. Also known as the Texas Bullrope match, the Dog Collar match, and the Four Corners Strap match – despite its various names the one thing that remains is that when the bell rings, there’s no escaping your opponent.

Strap matches have seen some of the biggest names in WWE history go head-to-head including Triple H vs The Rock in WWE Fully Loaded 1999; Savio Vega vs Stone Cold Steve Austin in a Caribbean Strap Match and in 2004 where JBL took on Eddie Guerrero in a Texas Bullrope Match for the WWE Championship.

Bianca Belair vs Bayley in a Ladder Match for the Raw Women’s Championship

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Bianca Belair defends her Raw Women’s Championship against Bayley in a ladder match. Image: WWE

This fight will be a battle of success with both females having earned multiple titles and set to continue their reputation as championship quality. Recently Bayley scored a pin over Belair in a team clash but to prove they are above the rest of the WWE Superstars they square off in a brutal Ladder Match.

The stakes are set high for this clash, and fans will want to see who will reach new heights.

Edge vs Finn Bálor in an “I Quit” Match

WWE legend Edge will be facing Irish-born star, Finn Balor, both of who are seeking eradication. While Edge is on a mission to destroy the group he founded, The Judgment Day, Balor is out to end Edge’s career. With Edge returning to Raw on Sept. 26, he is set for a vengeance backed up by one request and that is to battle Balor in an ‘I Quit’ Match. Who will say “I Quit” first?

The Brawling Brutes vs. Imperium in a Six-Man Tag Team Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook Match

The two dangerous factions have been at each other’s throats for a while and the timing of this match is impeccable. Just one day after Gunther’s title rematch against Sheamus on the Season Premiere of the blue brand on 7 October,

The Brawling Brutes will once again be going to war with Der Ring General and his ruthless Imperium cohorts in a matchup tailor-made for their aggressive rivalry, a Six-Man Tag Team Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook Match.

Brace yourself for an absolute free-for-all brawl with numerous weapons at every turn that guarantees a display of all-out mayhem. Don’t miss all the carnage of WWE Extreme Rules on Saturday, 8 October at 20h00 ET (Sunday, 9 October at 02:00), broadcasting live on SuperSport in South Africa and on the WWE Network everywhere else.