WWE’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view opens up with a video mentioning WrestleMania 27 and how tonight we get extreme. “Nothing is too extreme” for tonight is the tagline. And we’re live from Tampa, Florida as the pyro goes off. Josh Matthews welcomes us to Extreme Rules and we go right to the ring.
Last Man Standing Match: Randy Orton vs. CM Punk
Matthews, Jerry Lawler and Booker T are on commentary as Randy Orton makes his way out for tonight’s opener. Out next comes CM Punk with Nexus members Mason Ryan, David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty with him. The General Manager’s e-mail alert goes off and Matthews steps up to the podium. It’s announced that Nexus is banned from ringside. Punk heads for the ring and exposes a turnbuckle before hopping in. The bell rings and here we go.
They go at it and Orton strikes first. They go out to the floor and Orton throws Punk into the barrier and drops him with an uppercut. Orton throws Punk into the steel steps and hits him across the chest with forearm shots. Orton with another uppercut. Punk rolls back in the ring and Orton follows. Punk kicks Orton in the gut and makes a comeback, knocking Orton on his back with knees to the head. Orton counters Punk when he tries to throw him into the exposed turnbuckle. Punk whips Orton to the mat and drops a knee.
Orton comes back with a knee of his own and Punk retreats to the floor. Orton comes out but Punk pulls a kendo stick from under the ring and nails Orton with it. Punk with another cane shot. Punk brings the cane and Orton back in the ring. Punk whacks Orton in the arm with the cane. Punk charges with the cane but Orton blocks him and lays him down with an uppercut. Orton gets the cane now but Punk back kicks him. Punk gets the cane back and goes back to work with it on Orton’s shoulder. Punk with a backdrop on Orton. Punk tells the referee to start his 10 count. Orton makes it up at the 6 count. Punk flies off the top rope but Orton knocks him out of the air with a cane shot. Orton unloads on Punk with the cane now.
Orton with clotheslines and a backbreaker. Orton brings Punk in but Punk blocks the second-rope DDT. Punk catapults Orton face-first into the exposed turnbuckle. Punk gets a chair now and props it up in between the top rope and the second rope in the corner. Punk hits Orton in the other corner with a high knee to the face. Punk goes for a GTS but Orton stops it. Orton tries for an RKO but can’t. Punk goes for another GTS but Orton counters. Orton slings Punk hard into the steel chair that’s propped in the corner. Punk is out on the floor but gets up before the 10 count. Orton comes out and works Punk over on the floor, throwing him into the fan barrier and the ring apron repeatedly.
Orton with a big powerslam on the floor. Punk makes it up at the 8 count as Orton starts clearing off the announcer’s table. Orton goes back to Punk but Punk drops him to his knees with a shot to the head. Orton makes it back up at 8 as Punk goes back to work on him. Punk tries to slam Orton face-first into the announcer’s table but Orton counters. Orton hits a backdrop and drops Punk’s back over the top of the fan barrier. Orton brings it back in the ring and drops to get hyped up for the RKO. Punk blocks it and takes Orton’s legs out. Punk goes for the GTS and nails it on Orton. The referee begins his count.
Orton barely makes it up and Punk argues with the referee before going back to work on him. Punk with a side leg sweep, dropping Orton on top of a steel chair. Punk sets up the chair now and goes for another takedown but Orton hits him with a RKO out of nowhere. The referee begins his count. Punk makes it up just before 10 but stumbles out of the ring. Orton comes out after him and clotheslines Punk over the barrier. Orton goes to bring Punk in with the DDT off the fan barrier but Punk rams him back into the ring post. Orton gets up at 8. Punk kicks him and wraps the chair around his head and neck. Punk then rams Orton’s head with the chair around it into the ring post. That looked like it hurt but Orton gets up at the 8 count. Punk wails away with right hands.
Punk takes Orton on top of the announcer’s table and goes for the GTS. Orton fights out of it and RKO’s Punk on top of the announcer’s table but it doesn’t break. Punk barely makes it up before falling back to the floor. Orton goes for a punt kick but Punk dodges it. Punk goes for a GTS but drops Orton’s face into the steel steps. Orton makes it up again before the count. Punk rolls Orton back in the ring. Punk climbs the top rope with a cane in his hand. Orton gets up and hits Punk with a cane shot, knocking him off the top. Punk is hung up in the corner as Orton hits him repeatedly with the cane. Orton uppercuts Punk and sets him back upright on the top rope. Orton climbs to the second rope and hits an RKO off the top on Punk. Punk can’t make it back to his feet and Orton is the last man standing.
Winner: Randy Orton
– We see Jerry Lawler go backstage to get ready for his match as Booker T and Matthews run down the WWE Draft.
– We get a replay of Sheamus attacking Kofi Kingston on SmackDown. Now, Sheamus is backstage with Teddy Long. Teddy is putting Sheamus in a Tables Match against Kofi Kingston tonight with his US Title on the line. Sheamus says he’s upset that he’s the US Champion and is wrestling someone who isn’t even from the US. Sheamus, taking a shot at Donald Trump, demands to see Kofi’s birth certificate. Teddy says Sheamus might not even be champion after tonight and Sheamus storms off.
– We see John Morrison warming up for his match tonight.
Tables Match for the WWE United States Title: Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus
We go to the ring and out first comes Kofi Kingston to a nice reaction from the crowd. Out next comes the WWE United States Champion Sheamus.
The bell rings and they go at it, trading shots to the corner. Kofi unloads with kicks but Sheamus knocks him down in the corner and kicks him. Lots of back and forth action here as both are fired up. Kofi with right hands on top of Sheamus. Kofi goes out to the floor and brings a table from under the ring. Sheamus comes out and hits him from behind, throwing Kofi into the fan barrier. Kofi comes back after taking a beating and lays Sheamus out. Kofi sets up the table on the floor now and slams Sheamus on top of it. Kofi goes back in the ring. Kofi runs the apron and goes for the table but Sheamus rolls off. Kofi chases Sheamus around the ring but Sheamus catches him and tosses Kofi into the barrier.
Still on the floor, Sheamus goes to put Kofi through a table with his finisher but Kofi slides out. They go back to the apron and the ring to fight it out. Sheamus is on the apron as Kofi tries to knock him through the table on the floor. Sheamus pulls himself over the top rope and into the ring, knocking Kofi down with a shoulder. Sheamus goes under the ring for another table. Sheamus shoves the table into the ring, hitting Kofi in the gut. Sheamus comes in now and works Kofi over, slamming the table on top of him. Sheamus then stands on Kofi and the table, showing off. Sheamus now props the table up in the corner. Sheamus slams Kofi’s head into the table and picks him up on his shoulder. Sheamus tries to ram Kofi through the table but Kofi slides out, rolls Sheamus up and stomps on his chest. Kofi kicks Sheamus in the gut now and slams his head into the table.
Kofi leaps at Sheamus on the table but Sheamus moves and Kofi catches himself. Sheamus goes for his finisher through the table but Kofi slides out and drops Sheamus on the ropes. Kofi ends up on the apron now. Sheamus tries to send him through the table on the floor but Kofi leaps over the table and avoids going through it. Sheamus brings Kofi back in the ring now and sets a table up. Sheamus puts Kofi on the top rope and puts Kofi on his shoulder. Kofi fights him off with forearm shots to the chest, sending Sheamus to the mat. Sheamus comes back with a big right hand, knocking Kofi off the top. Sheamus tries to suplex Kofi from the ring to the table on the floor now. Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise, knocking Sheamus to the floor but missing the table.
Kofi waits for Sheamus to get to his feet. Sheamus staggers half of his body onto the table. Kofi leaps from the top rope to the floor, putting Sheamus through it for the win and the United States Title.
Winner and New WWE United States Champion: Kofi Kingston
– After the match, Kofi celebrates with the US Title as we go to replays.
– We go backstage with Todd Grisham and R-Truth. Truth says it’s a conspiracy that he’s not in the main event tonight or the whole show even. Truth says The Miz, John Cena or John Morrison don’t want him in the match. Truth says Morrison stole his shot. Truth says if there’s one thing he can’t stand, it’s a thief. Truth looks crazy at Todd as we go to the ring.
Country Whipping Match: Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole and Jack Swagger
Jack Swagger’s music hits as he makes his way out with partner Michael Cole. Cole is wearing his singlet and headgear but has wrapped himself in bubble wrap so he isn’t hurt by the straps in the match. Cole and Swagger jog around the ring with their straps. Cole takes the mic and talks about how he’s not scared of Ross and Lawler. Cole insults the crowd by saying JR and Lawler can stay in Florida with the fans, calling them old, useless, incontinent, retirees. The Boomer Sooner music hits next as Jim Ross comes out in a jersey, jeans and his cowboy hat. Ross looks ready to fight with his strap as Cole mocks him from the ring. Jerry Lawler’s music hits next and out he comes to walk to the ring with JR. JR’s hand is bandaged up from the injury he suffered at RAW. It’s going to be Lawler and Swagger starting things out. Both of them have a short leather strap in their hand. The bell rings as they swing straps at each other. Ross hits Swagger from behind. Lawler strikes first, unloading on Swagger with the strap. Cole is tagged in now.
Cole comes in and lets Lawler hit him but it doesn’t hurt because of the bubble wrap. Lawler drops Cole with a right hand and tears the wrap off him, letting loose on Cole. Cole manages to tag in Swagger. Swagger comes in and takes control of Lawler. Lawler is stuck on the ropes by the strap as Cole comes in and works him over. Cole taunts JR before tagging Swagger back in. Swagger mocks Lawler and beats on him some more on the ropes. Swagger whips Lawler hard into the opposite corner and he goes down. Swagger stomps on Lawler and hits the running Vader Bomb out of the corner but Lawler moves out of the way. Lawler fights back with jabs on Swagger, taking it to the corner. Cole comes in from behind and hits Lawler with a strap. Lawler turns around and takes Cole to the corner but Swagger makes the save from behind. Swagger applies the ankle lock on Lawler.
Ross hits Swagger from behind until he turns around distracted. This allows Lawler to take Swagger down and make the tag to JR. JR comes in with strap shots on Swagger. Ross applies the ankle lock on Swagger and tightens it. Swagger reaches for a tag and finally makes it to Cole. Cole doesn’t want to come in and face Ross, saying it wasn’t a valid tag. Ross hits Cole and drags him into the ring. Ross rams Cole’s head into the corner and he goes down. JR loosens up for the fans and gets a pop. Ross drops Cole with a running clothesline/shoulder move. Ross starts whipping Cole with the strap. Ross swings at Swagger and he falls to the floor. Ross applies the ankle lock on Cole until Swagger comes in and makes the save.
Ross hits Swagger with a low blow and starts whipping him. Cole comes from nowhere and rolls JR up for the win.
Winners: Michael Cole and Jack Swagger
– After the match, JR is pissed as Cole and Swagger job around the ramp area. Cole and Swagger head to the stage as we go to a promo.
– This promo for “LOE” (Lack of Entertainment) is made up like a pharmaceutical commercial and it’s for WWE Over the Limit.
– We go backstage with Todd Grisham and John Cena. Cena talks about everything that he’s been through since he was last WWE Champion. Cena says that after tonight, the champ will be here.
– We get highlights from the feud between Rey Mysterio and Cody Rhodes.
Falls Count Anywhere Match: Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Mysterio
We go to the ring and out first comes Cody Rhodes. Cody has his “employees” with him, the guys who handed out the paper bags to fans a few weeks ago. Cody takes the mic and wants the fans to put the bags on their head because they are extremely ugly. Some of the fans actually put the bag over their head as Rey Mysterio’s music hits and out he comes.
The bell rings and they go at it with Cody striking first. Rey makes a comeback and stops Cody with kicks. Cody slides on the mat and hits Rey with a big right hand. Rey with a head scissor takedown, throwing Cody out to the floor. Rey runs the ropes, slides out of the ring and takes Cody down by his head again. Cody walks off and Rey comes after him. Cody turns around and drops Rey with a dropkick for a 2 count. They fight up the ramp now and to the stage. Rey counters a throw and throws Cody head-first into the bottom of the big screen. Cody ends up on the floor one level down from the stage. Rey runs across the stage and leaps on Cody, crashing hard.
Cody and Rey go at it by the fans now with back and forth action on the barrier. They fight up the stairs and into the crowd. Cody drops Rey on the stairs and bends his legs and back over top of it. Cody beats Rey up the stairs some more and uses his mask as a weapon. Cody takes Rey up and out into the concessions area in the arena. Fans cheer on as Rey crashes Cody through a big trash can. Rey hits Cody with the big plastic lid for a 2 count. Cody comes back now and leaps off a counter top, kicking Rey in the head for a 2 count. A “holy shit” chant breaks out from the fans watching. Rey jumps from a counter top now and hits a crossbody on Cody for a 2 count. Rey works over Cody now with kicks and a knee to the head. Cody makes his way back towards the arena but Rey continues the offense.
Rey beats Cody down the steps and back to the ringside area. Rey charges but Cody tosses him over the barrier and hard onto the floor by the ring. Cody counters a move from Rey and drops him face-first into the steel steps for a 2 count. They come back in the ring now. Rey counters Cody and hits a springboard crossbody for a 2 count. Rey ends up on top and comes flying down at Cody with a headbutt. Another 2 count for Rey. Rey goes for 619 but Cody stands up. Rey goes back to the top for a leg drop but Cody moves. Cody kicks Rey twice below the belt as he’s hung on the ropes and then slams Rey hard on his head on the mat. Another 2 count for Cody. Cody stomps on Rey in the corner.
Cody takes Rey back to the top and works him over. Rey comes back, spits a green mist in Cody’s eyes and knocks Cody to the mat and into position for 619. Rey hits it and follows up with the big splash from the ropes for the pin and the win, in the middle of the ring.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
– Kelly Kelly, Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim and other Divas are backstage talking when Layla walks up. She says she knows they don’t like her but tonight might be her last night in WWE and this is hard for her. She apologizes if she ever did anything to them. Kelly says they dislike Michelle McCool a whole lot more.
No DQ, No Count-out Loser Leaves WWE Match: Layla vs. Michelle McCool
We go to the ring and out first comes Michelle McCool. Layla is out next. Layla poses during her entrance and McCool attacks her, starting the match. McCool brings it back in the ring, kicks Layla in the head for a 2 count. McCool talks trash now. Layla tackles her and unloads with right hands. Layla charges but falls out of the ring as McCool moved. Layla drags her to the floor and slams McCool’s head into the announcer’s table. Layla charges but McCool sidesteps and pushes her into the table. McCool works Layla over now.
McCool brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Layla finally makes a comeback and McCool begs her to stop. McCool hits a nice counter for a 2 count. They end up back on the floor and Layla lays McCool out on top of the fan barrier. Layla picks her up but McCool counters and slams Layla face first into the floor. McCool brings it back in the ring, talking trash to Layla. Layla goes to the second rope and hits a blockbuster type move for a 2 count. McCool with the offense now and another 2 count. McCool goes for her finisher but Layla counters and gets out of it. Layla with a neckbreaker for a 2 count as McCool got her foot up on the ropes.
More back and forth action and a 2 count for McCool. They trade offense on the mat now and McCool comes out on top with a 2 count. McCool rolls Layla up but Layla counters it with a backslide of her own for the pin and the win, causing McCool to leave WWE.
– After the match, Layla and McCool start crying. Layla heads up the ramp as McCool just sits in the ring. We come back from replays and McCool is still crying as the fans sing her goodbye. Music hits and a woman starts laughing. The video starts playing and it’s Kharma. The former Awesome Kong comes out to the stage as McCool looks on from the ring. Kharma marches her way to the ring. Kong stares at McCool as she slowly climbs in. McCool tries to run but Kong grabs her. Kong drops McCool with the Implant Buster and laughs like a maniac. Kong goes from laughing to looking serious as her music plays. We see the Divas backstage watching what happened on a TV. Kharma exits the ring and stares at McCool.
– We see Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez backstage getting ready for the World Title match. Next up is highlights from the Christian and Alberto Del Rio feud.
Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Title: Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio
We go to the ring and Alberto Del Rio is introduced as he drives into the arena. Out next comes Christian to a big pop and we see the World Heavyweight Title hanging above the ring with ladders around it. The bell rings and here we go.
They go at it with Del Rio getting the upperhand early on in the match. Del Rio goes to leave the ring but Christian unloads with shots to the back. Christian comes off the second rope and drops Del Rio. Christian goes out to get a ladder but Del Rio stops him, slamming his head into the apron. Del Rio continues the offense before kicking Christian under the ring to where we can’t see him. Del Rio gets a ladder as Christian slides out from the other side of the ring. Christian runs and dropkicks the ladder into Del Rio. Christian sets a ladder up in the ring now as Del Rio comes in. Christian climbs but Del Rio brings him back to the mat hard.
Del Rio climbs now but Christian pushes the ladder over. Del Rio lands on his feet and kicks Christian to the mat. Del Rio with a dropkick to the head. Del Rio puts the boot to Christian now. Del Rio charges with a ladder but Christian knocks them down. Christian dumps Del Rio out of the ring. Christian picks up a ladder but Del Rio trips him with it. Del Rio pulls Christian to the floor and whips him into the steel steps. Del Rio sets a ladder up between the apron and the announcer’s table. They go at it trading shots. Del Rio tries to suplex Christian on the propped up ladder. Christian counters and tries to slingshot Del Rio under the ladder and into the bottom side of it. Del Rio counters and sends Christian into the corner of the steel steps. Del Rio throws Christian into the ladder but he ducks and slides under it. Christian sets Del Rio on the ladder and climbs to the top rope. Del Rio pushes him off but he lands on his feet on a ladder. Christian leaps off the ladder with a crossbody. Christian goes back in the ring now and climbs for the title. Del Rio runs in and stops him, pulling him down to the mat. Del Rio slams Christian’s head into one of the ladder legs. Del Rio props a ladder up in the corner now and kicks Christian in the head. Christian fights back with right hands. Del Rio turns it back around and goes for the armbreaker but Christian counters. Christian goes for Killswitch but it’s countered. More back and forth until Christian throws Del Rio frontside first into the ladder in the corner.
Christian sends a ladder into Del Rio again and he goes down outside of the ring. Christian sets a ladder up and climbs for the title again. Del Rio comes in with a ladder and throws it at Christian, stopping him from climbing. Del Rio climbs the ladder with Christian and hits an armbreaker combo from half-way up the ladder. Del Rio mounts Christian with right hands. Del Rio works over Christian’s arm now. Del Rio uses a ladder on Christian’s arm and sets a ladder up in the corner. Del Rio rams Christian back into the ladder. He charges with another ladder but Christian moves and Del Rio collides with ladders in the corner. Christian stands up another ladder to retrieve the belt. Del Rio stops him again and ends up on the apron. Christian charges but Del Rio blocks him. Del Rio tries to suplex Christian onto the ladder that’s still between the announcer’s table and the apron. Christian counters and backdrops Del Rio onto a ladder that’s inside the ring. Del Rio kicks Christian from the top, causing him to fall hard on top of a ladder.
Del Rio stomps on Christian and climbs the ladder to get the title. Christian stops him and pushes the ladder over. Del Rio responds with a kick to the head and an elbow drop. Del Rio kicks Christian out of the ring now. Ricardo Rodriguez gives Del Rio a chair. Del Rio puts it around Christian’s arm and tries to push him into the ring post. Christian counters and sends Del Rio into the post. Christian comes in the ring now and the crowd gets hype. Christian calls for a spear and the crowd chants for it. Christian spears Del Rio, paying a tribute to Edge. Christian stands up a ladder and gets ready to go back for the title. Christian climbs but Del Rio pulls his legs from inside the rungs. Christian’s body is stuck in the ladder now. Del Rio climbs the ladder. Christian finally escapes and pushes Del Rio off the ladder and back into the corner. Christian grabs a ladder but Del Rio kicks it into his face. Christian lays on the ladder between the apron and announcer’s table now. Del Rio climbs to the top and goes for an elbow drop. Christian rolls off the ladder and Del Rio lands hard on the ladder.
Christian crawls in the ring and sets up the ladder now as Del Rio tries to recover at ringside. Christian climbs the ladder but Brodus Clay comes out. Christian is hanging from the belt as Clay removes the ladder. Clay takes Christian down from the belt and puts him on his shoulder. Christian counters, slams Brodus into the ladder and knocks him out of the ring. Del Rio comes from behind and lays out Christian. Del Rio applies the armbreaker and Christian taps out but that won’t end the match. Christian rolls out of the ring as Del Rio looks up at his destiny. Del Rio stands a ladder up and climbs it. Edge appears driving a Jeep and honks the horn, distracting Del Rio. Del Rio is knocked by Christian off the ladder, onto the floor and Clay and Rodriguez. Edge runs down to ringside and cheers on Christian. Christian climbs up the ladder to retrieve the belt and win the World Heavyweight Title.
Winner and New World Heavyweight Champion: Christian
– After the match, Christian poses up high on the ladder as Edge enters the ring and claps. Christian comes down and embraces Edge. Edge and Christian celebrate as we go to replays. Christian poses with the World Title some more as the fans eat it up.
– We get hype for That’s What I Am with Randy Orton.
– WWE Champion The Miz and Alex Riley are backstage. Riley can’t believe WWE has Miz competing in this match tonight. Riley says Miz doesn’t have good odds tonight at winning and brings up a rematch if he loses. Miz stops him in mid-sentence and walks off with his bag.
Lumberjack Match for the WWE Tag Team Titles: Ezekiel Jackson and Wade Barrett vs. Big Show and Kane
We go to the ring and out comes The Corre’s Ezekiel Jackson and WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett as we see Lumberjacks, including Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater, surrounding the ring. Out next come the WWE Tag Team Champions Big Show and Kane.
Show and Barrett start things out. Show hits Barrett with big chops to the chest. Kane comes in and dropkicks Barrett in the face for a 2 count. Barrett rolls out to the floor and is rolled back in by Lumberjacks. Barrett comes in and Kane drops him with a right hand. Kane with a splash in the corner and a big side slam. Zeke distracts Kane as Barrett kicks him and sends him out to the floor. The Lumberjacks attack Kane. Big Show runs over and takes everyone out. Show throws Tyler Reks and one of the Uso’s into the ring for Kane to take out. Kane turns around to a big shot from Jackson.
Zeke unloads on Kane and tags in Barrett. Barrett goes to work and gets a 2 count. Jackson comes back in and stomps on Kane. Kane gets up and trades shots with Zeke. Zeke misses a clothesline and then they both collide in the middle of the ring and go down. Show comes in and Barrett does. Show unloads with clotheslines. Zeke pulls the ropes and Show falls out to get beat on by the Lumberjacks. Show is rolled back in. Zeke picks him up and slams Show with a big bodyslam. Barrett tags himself in and Zeke doesn’t like it. Barrett goes for Wasteland on Show but can’t hit it. Show grabs Barrett and chokeslams him for the pin and the win.
Winners: Kane and Big Show
– After the match, Ezekiel Jackson looks on at Barrett and doesn’t look happy. Show and Kane pose with their titles as the Lumberjacks start brawling at ringside. Show and Kane end up in the ring with Slater and Gabriel, chokeslamming them. Kane and Show are the last ones in the ring as they pose with the belts some more.
Triple Threat Cage Match for the WWE Title: John Morrison vs. John Cena vs. The Miz
The steel cage is lowered over the ring as we go to the ring and out first comes John Morrison followed by John Cena. WWE Champion The Miz is out next as we get ready for tonight’s main event. The bell rings and Miz climbs the cage. Morrison and Cena bring him down and start double teaming him around the ring. Morrison and Cena go at it now with Morrison hitting dropkicks on Cena. Miz gets up and clotheslines Morison and then throws Cena into the steel. Miz throws Morrison into the steel now.
Miz continues to use the steel on Morrison and Cena. Cena comes back and suplexes Miz. Morrison comes up and takes out Cena for a 2 count. Action on the side of the cage now. Morrison goes down as Miz and Cena fight it out on the top rope. Cena with a bulldog from the top rope. Morrison gets up but Cena hits shouldrs. Cena with the big back drop. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle on Morrison. Miz comes from behind and drops Cena with the Skull Crushing Finale. Morrison leaps up the cage to the top with one leg over it. Miz stops him and tries to bring him back in. Morrison and Miz sit on top of the cage now, trading shots. Miz gets both feet over the top of the cage but Morrison brings him back over almost. Cena comes up the cage now. Cena and Morrison double suplex The Miz from the top of the cage down to the mat.
All three are down now. Morrison gets up first and climbs the cage. Cena tries to stop him. Morrison sends Cena to the mat and flies off the cage, kicking Miz. Morrison takes Cena down with a nice move for a 2 count. Miz gets up but Morrison hits him from behind and throws him into the corner. Morrison climbs the cage again. Miz grabs him and powerbombs him into the cage wall. Miz hits a big running boot on Morrison’s face. He charges Cena but Cena locks on the STF. Miz crawls towards the cage door, while locked in the STF and the door is opened. Miz crawls out of the ring but Cena pulls him back in. Cena tries to climb out now but Miz drags him back in. Cena kicks Miz off and slams him with a big underhook suplex. Morrison and Cena go at it now. Morrison leaps up the cage but Cena comes after him. Morrison and Cena fight it out on top of the cage now. Miz tries to leave the cage door but Morrison kicks it shut in his face. Morrison stands on the cage door as it swings. Cena punches Morrison and he falls with the cage door between his legs. Miz pulls Morrison in by his leg but Morrison hangs on with his body hanging. Morrison kicks his way back in the cage. Cena tosses him across the ring. More back and forth action. Miz DDT’s Cena but only gets a 2 count. Miz with a big boot in Cena’s face now.
Miz has the chance to escape but continues to work over Cena. As Miz is rubbing Cena’s face into the cage, Morrison makes it over the cage but not to the floor. Miz comes over and stops him. They fight on top of the cage again. Miz tries to leave but Morrison leaps up and grabs him. Miz and Morrison end up on the top rope now and Miz falls to the mat. Cena runs up and stops Morrison from escaping. Cena is knocked back to the mat. Morrison hits Starship Pain from the top of the cage onto Miz and Cena. Morrison looks to escape the cage door now but R-Truth comes out and hits him with a knee into the head and the steps. Truth enters the cage and shuts the door. Truth starts yelling at Morrison and punching him.
Truth continues to beat up Morrison and leaves him laying before leaving. Miz and Cena finally start to recover. Miz climbs the cage but Cena runs over and stops him. Miz is hanging from the cage trying to fall but Cena has him. Cena and Miz fight it out on top of the cage now, trading rights and lefts. Cena tries to escape now but Miz hangs onto him. Cena grabs Miz and hits an Attitude Adjustment from the top rope. Cena covers Miz and wins the WWE Title.
Winner and New WWE Champion: John Cena
– After the match, Cena poses inside the cage with the WWE Title. Cena climbs to the top of the cage as we go to replays. We come back to Cena sitting on top of the cage with the WWE Title. Extreme Rules goes off the air with Cena posing with the WWE Title.