Extreme Rules complete results are in the books and the news out of the WWE in the aftermath involves Dave Batista and champion Daniel Bryan. In other WWE rumors and news — Kane is now an elementary school teacher, a quick hit list of the worst booking ideas from Extreme Rules, Daniel Bryan’s next opponent is an old foe and an injury to RVD.
Extreme Rules complete results
Another Extreme Rules is in the books. Let’s take a look at the winners and losers from the pay-per-view.
WeeLC Match: El Torito vs. Hornswoggle
Winner: El Torito
Triple Threat Elimination Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger
Handicap Match: Alexander Rusev vs. R-Truth and Xavier Woods
WINNER: Alexander Rusev
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Bad News Barrett vs. Big E
WINNER & New Intercontinental Champion: Bad News Barrett
The Shield vs. Evolution
WINNER: The Shield
Steel Cage Match: John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
WINNER: Bray Wyatt
Extreme Rules Match for WWE World Heavyweight Title: Kane vs. Daniel Bryan
WINNER: Daniel Bryan
For complete match-by-match analysis and results, check out this piece on WrestlingInc.com.
Batista status and Daniel Bryan’s next feud
WWE’s Payback pay-per-view next month. The original idea was Batista vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE World Heavyweight Title. Batista turned down the idea and is leaving to take time off about a month early.
Batista’s return has always been on a part-time basis but turning down a title shot and headlining at the next PPV isn’t really surprising. He has to take time off in about a month to promote a movie, so there’s no way he’d go over Bryan and Payback. It would also be Batista’s third straight PPV loss in a row, his second in three months to Daniel Bryan. It doesn’t necessarily make him look like an “animal.”
Batista is taking off early, but the question is, does he ever return?
Worst booking decisions from Extreme Rules
Interesting article from Bleacher Report regarding the worst booking decisions from Extreme Rules. One of the points in the piece is about the match order and I agree with this assessment.
The way a card is laid out can help or hinder the crowd reaction to a given match. Sunday, WWE learned the hard way as they took the most anticipated match of the night, The Shield vs. Evolution, and put it midway through the card. They then watched as the crowd fell largely silent for John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt in a steel cage and really failed to get back into Daniel Bryan vs. Kane until late in the bout.
Evolution against The Shield should have closed the show with The Shield going over. Sure, crowds love Bryan, but there was really never a doubt he’d get the win over an older, slower and not really main event anymore Kane.
Speaking of Kane and Bryan, WrestlingInc.com is reporting that if the Batista match discussed above doesn’t work out, the next rumor coming from WWE involves a Buried Alive match with Bryan and Kane.
Kane teaches math at Knoxville elementary school
More on The Big Red Machine, check out Kane teaching math to a bunch of elementary school kids in Knoxville, TN.
Rob Van Dam suffers injury at Extreme Rules
PWInsider is reporting news that Rob Van Dam suffered some bruising and swelling on the left side of his face, as well as a cut down his cheek after the Five Star Frogsplash on a trash can at Extreme Rules.
Clash of the Champions events now available
All thirty-five NWA and WCW Clash of the Champions events are now available in the Vault section of the WWE Network. Next up in the vault, all the classic WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event episodes.