Extreme Rules Matches
Kevin Owens vs Murphy (Pre-show)
OUR PREDICTION: KEVIN OWENS
WINNER: KEVIN OWENS
RECAP: Kevin Owens defeated Murphy in a short but fun match that was dominated by Kevin Owens. Kevin Owens hit an impressive moonsault off the top rope and Murphy hit a lot of knees on Kevin Owens. Kevin Owens won the match with a stunner. Overall, the match was fast-paced and entertaining and a great way to kick off the show.
The New Day vs Nakamura and Cesaro
OUR PREDICTION: CESARO & SHINSUKE NAKAMURA
WINNER: CESARO & SHINSUKE NAKAMURA
RECAP: Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro defeated The New Day in a tables match. Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro were dominant in the beginning but The New Day kept fighting throughout the match and had control for most of it until Kofi Kingston was put through two tables from the top rope. Overall, this match was a great way to kick off the show and we have new SmackDown Tag Team Champions.
Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt – Wyatt Swamp Fight
OUR PREDICTION: BRAY WYATT
WINNER: BRAY WYATT
RECAP: Bray Wyatt tied Braun Strowman up at the beginning of the match and played mind games with Braun the whole time showing him visions of Alexa Bliss and him when he was part of the Wyatt Family. The match ended with The Fiend Bray Wyatt. Overall an interesting match and one of the best cinematic matches we have had.
Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler – WWE Championship Match
OUR PREDICTION: DREW MCINTYRE
WINNER: DREW MCINTYRE
RECAP: Before the match began, Dolph Ziggler stated the match was an Extreme Rules match and only he can use weapons. He went on to say that Drew McIntyre could not use weapons and if he gets disqualified he also loses the championship. Dolph Ziggler used the stipulation to his advantage throughout the whole match and it helped him a lot. Despite this advantage, Drew McIntyre was in control throughout most of the match. In the end Drew McIntyre was victorious with the Claymore kick. Overall, a really good match with some good spots and it didn’t completely bury Dolph Ziggler.
Asuka vs. Sasha Banks – Raw Women’s Championship Match
OUR PREDICTION: SASHA BANKS
WINNER: SASHA BANKS
RECAP: Asuka dominated almost the entire match but when Asuka tried to blow her signature green mist into the eyes of Sasha Banks, she accidentally blew it into the eyes of the referee. With the referee was taken out, Bayley stole his shirt and put it on hitting Asuka with one of the championships and letting Sasha Banks pin her to become the RAW Women’s Champion. Overall, a really good match and had an interesting finish.
Bayley vs. Nikki Cross – SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
OUR PREDICTION: BAYLEY
RECAP: Bayley defeated Nikki Cross in a short match that made Nikki Cross look strong. Cross was dominant throughout the match and had some inventive spots where she went under the ring and kept diving off the ropes. In the end, Bayley won when Sasha Banks gave her brass knuckles and Bayley hit Nikki Cross with them. Overall, a well thought out match but it could have been better and longer. Bayley retains her SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins – Eye for an Eye Match
OUR PREDICTION: SETH ROLLINS
WINNER: SETH ROLLINS
RECAP: Seth Rollins defeated Rey Mysterio by pulling his eye out. This match had a lot of weapons involved but nothing memorable until Seth Rollins ripped out Mysterio’s eye. This was followed with Seth Rollins and fake vomit. Overall this match was not good and a complete waste of time.