Extreme Rules 2021 Results: Live Updates, Match Card, And Surprises
Here are the winners and losers of the extreme WWE PPV as it happens on Peacock.
Things are looking to get extreme this evening, as WWE's Extreme Rules PPV is coming to your house. This year's installment is taking place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. As the PPV airs on Peacock, you can check out our live results for all the matches as the event airs below.
Extreme Rules could mark the day that the Bloodline loses all of their titles. The Usos will face The Street Profits for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship and Roman Reigns will face "The Demon" Finn Bálor for the Universal Championship. Could this mean the end of Reigns being "the head of the table?" Extreme Rules will also mark the rematch between Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair for the Smackdown Women's Championship. At Summerslam, Lynch made her surprise return to WWE and squashed Belair for the title after a cheap shot. Hopefully, this rematch offers a bit more for the audience, as both these women are exceptional wrestlers.
If you're looking to join in on the fun for Extreme Rules, you'll need to subscribe to Peacock--or WWE Network if you live outside of the US. There is a free tier for Peacock; however, you'll need to subscribe to Peacock Premium ($5 a month) or Peacock Premium Plus ($10 a month) in order to live stream the PPV. The difference between the two is that Premium Plus is not ad-supported. However, both tiers of Peacock play the same stream of WWE's Extreme Rules.
WWE Extreme Rules 2021 match card:
- Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Alexa Bliss (Raw Women's Championship)
- Damian Priest (c) vs. Sheamus vs. Jeff Hardy (United States Championship)
- Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair (Smackdown Women's Championship)
- The Usos (c) vs. The Street Profits (Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
- Roman Reigns vs. "The Demon" Finn Bálor (Extreme Rules for the Universal Championship)
- New Day vs. Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, and Omos
- Liv Morgan vs. Carmella [KICKOFF SHOW]
There are plenty of championships on the line during the evening, and some extreme stipulations. This includes Roman Reigns taking on The Demon in an extreme rules match. Anything goes during this bout, and Reigns will need the help, as The Demon persona of Finn Bálor can be quite beast to deal with. This is one of the many highly-anticipated matches of the evening.
If you're waiting for Extreme Rules to begin, you can pass the time by listening to the latest to the latest episode of GameSpot's wrestling podcast, Wrestle Buddies. This week, Mat Elfring and Chris E. Hayner predict all the matches for Extreme Rules. The duo are joined by their sophisticated AI robot PredictionBot 3000, who allegedly is never wrong. Check out the episode above.
Below, you'll find live updates and results for Extreme Rules as it airs on Peacock. Additionally, there will be notes for all the matches as well.
The Kickoff Show starts at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT and will air on Peacock, Twitter, and YouTube. Or watch it below when it airs.
Notes from the preshow or changes in the match card will be noted here.
- Liv Morgan vs. Carmella is now a Kickoff Show match
- 6-man tag team match added. New Day vs. AJ Styles, Omos, and Bobby Lashley.
Liv Morgan vs. Carmella
Liv Morgan wins by pin.
Peacock is having some fun audio issues to kickoff the Kickoff Show match. Extreme Rules is playing both English and Spanish audio feeds over each other. It's a cacophony of commentary. It is incredibly distracting, as you can't make out what anyone is saying as everyone is unsuspectedly talking over each other. Luckily, it seems like the problem was fixed a couple minutes into the match. I take that back. The dual commentary has returned.
Eventually, the issue was fixed, which seemed to just be a problem for Peacock users. Morgan looked great and came away with a decisive victory. Carmella also had some great moments where she shined. This match would have been a lot better if there weren't audio issues. Regardless, this was a solid opener for Extreme Rules.
New Day vs. Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, and Omos
Big E pins Bobby Lashley
During the entrances, instead of the Spanish commentary team, we got to hear from the French commentary team. When the match actually began, it was English only, but for how long? So far, the audio issues are a real "Horror Show." Remember when that was a thing? This match was booked during the Kickoff Show during a confrontation between the six men, and it's great to see the New Day working together again in a PPV match. Seeing the great Bobby Lashley get a classic Unicorn Stampede brings me unbridled joy. That's how a lot of this match played out. We got a lot of "greatest hits" moments from the New Day mixed with some incredible moments. On top of that, it's a match that highlighted the strengths of every single wrestler in the ring, and the crowd was super into it, only making it so much more fun to watch.
The Usos (c) vs. The Street Profits
(Smackdown Tag Team Championship)
The Usos win by pin.
Hey, at least this match didn't start off with multiple commentaries playing over each other. A bit of a slow start on this match, and as the match progressed, there was a lot of back and forth tagging, making it a bit tough to figure out who was legal at times. Montez Ford put on a high-flying show here, with some fantastic spots. I had no clue anyone could get that might height in the air from the top rope. Ford is a high-flying magician. And as good as The Street Profits looked during this match, The Usos ended up coming out on top. Personally, I think this would have been a good night to have The Profits take the tag titles, but apparently, this wasn't their night. Regardless, this was a solid and fun match. Two great tag matches to kick off the PPV.
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
(Raw Women's Championship)
Charlotte Flair wins by pin.
Alexa Bliss is fantastic at owning this current character she's portraying. It's entertaining and hard to take your eyes off of her performance. The match boils down to Charlotte's power vs. Alexa's tenacity, which plays to their obvious strengths. However, it did become a two-count pin-a-thon--back and forth and back and forth. It was tedious. Charlotte ended up winning, retaining the title, which is fine. The fighting after the match was brought on by Charlotte destroying Lilly, and Charlotte tossed Alexa onto and off the announcer's table. It felt incredibly anti-climactic for a moment, as the camera zoomed in on the destroyed Lilly in the ring. Alexa ran back in and screamed and emoted, completely broken down and foaming at the mouth. The moment felt a bit long. Nothing really happened, aside from Alexa looking tormented.
Damian Priest (c) vs. Sheamus vs. Jeff Hardy
(United States Championship)
Damian Priest pins Sheamus.
This match was a lot more fun than I expected it to be. This is how triple threats should go. It was a nice build throughout the match, which led to a lot of huge moments towards the end of the bout. We also got a really funny moment of Sheamus on the top rope mocking Jeff Hardy. Ultimately, Priest retained his title and continues his dominance as the United States Champion.
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair
(Smackdown Women's Championship)
Bianca Belair wins due to DQ from Sasha Banks. Becky Lynch retains the title.
There was a fear, going into this, that we'd have another squash match, with Lynch walking away with the title after less than 30 seconds. What we got was a fantastic match that rebuilt Belair as a dominant threat for the Smackdown Women's Championship. Belair showed off numerous feats of strength, and Lynch played the heel who wants to win over the crowd exceptionally well. This is the Summerslam match we should have gotten--that is up until the ending. The match ended with Sasha Banks showing up and attacking Belair, giving Belair the win but not the championship. This is obviously leading up to a triple threat match between the three women at the next PPV. The match itself was great, but the finish was a bummer as it's just another example of Belair getting the short end of the stick.
Roman Reigns vs. "The Demon" Finn Bálor
(Extreme Rules for the Universal Championship)
Roman Reigns wins by pin
This match was all over the place. Setting aside the fact that we were hearing "The Demon" coming from the commentary team non-stop for the duration of the match--the most annoying thing in the world--things finally got extreme with an actual extreme rules match that delivered on what we were promised. It was a solid match up until the ending. The Usos, as expected, came down to attack Balor. Everyone was taken out, and then, Balor's intro started playing and he was flopping on the ground to the heartbeat to gain and extra life. It was the weirdest and maybe the lamest moment of the evening. However, what followed was Balor beating up Reigns while Balor's theme music played, which was the most epic moment of the evening by far. Balor got on the top rope, about to win the match, and the ropes snapped and Reigns got the pin and the win. It's Balor's first loss as "The Demon" in WWE. It feels like it destroyed that character, which felt like a parody of itself in this match. Wrestling-wise, it was great, but the final moments of this match were all over the place.