WWE will present the 12th edition of Extreme Rules PPV on 19 July 2020 from WWE Performance Center. The name of the event comes from Extreme Championship Wrestling, which was brought by WWE in 2003. Started in 2009, Extreme Rules PPVs traditionally hold the hardcore matches in the main event. Some more matches with Extreme Rules and other stipulations are usually on the card.
This year’s event has suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be without a crowd. This will be the 5th WWE PPV in a row which will take place at WWE Performance Center after WrestleMania 36, Money in the Bank, Backlash and NXT TakeOver: In Your House.
WWE Extreme Rules 2020 Live Stream (How to Watch Online)
Like any other WWE PPV, Extreme Rules 2020 will also stream live at WWE Network worldwide. The event will also be available on traditional PPV in other countries (check local listing).
In India, The event will air on Sony Ten 1(English) and Sony Ten 3(Hindi).
WWE Extreme Rules 2020 Results
|Wyatt Swamp Fight||Braun Strowman vs Bray Wyatt||Bray Wyatt|
|WWE Championship Match||Drew McIntyre(c) vs Dolph Ziggler||Drew McIntyre|
|RAW Women’s Championship Match||Asuka(c) vs Sasha Banks||No Result|
|SmackDown Women’s Championship Match||Bayley(c) vs Nikki Cross||Bayley|
|United States Championship||Apollo Crews(c) vs MVP||Cancelled|
|Eye For An Eye Match||Rey Mysterio vs Seth Rollins||Seth Rollins|
|Pre-Show||Kevin Owens vs Murphy||Kevin Owens|
WWE Extreme Rules 2020 Matches & Storyline
Braun Strowman(c) vs Bray Wyatt – Wyatt Swamp Fight
Braun Strowman was able to retain WWE Universal Championship against Bray Wyatt at WWE Money in the Bank 2020. Wyatt returned on SmackDown 19 June episode with his Firefly Fun House segment. Strowman cut the segment and told Wyatt that his chance for Universal Championship was over at Money in the Bank.
Wyatt replied that their rivalry was just getting started and transformed himself into his old cult leader persona of The Wyatt Family. Wyatt remined Strowman how he created him and that it was his job to destroy him. The following week, Strowman then challenged Wyatt to return to Wyatt swamp in Florida where he spend a lot of time during his Wyatt Family days.
WWE then announced a non-title match between the two called the Wyatt Swamp Fight for Extreme Rules. This will be another cinematic match that is likely to be headlining the PPV. The name of the show was also changed to The Horror Show at Extreme Rules, with the tagline coming from this match.
Drew Mcintyre vs Dolph Ziggler – WWE Championship
Drew McIntyre has been very busy as a champion ever since his title win at WrestleMania. He fended off the challenges from Seth Rollins and then Bobby Lashley. Then, his old tag team partner, Dolph Ziggler, confronted him on RAW. Ziggler had moved to RAW from SmackDown on the 22 June episode. And as his first act on RAW, Ziggler challenged McIntyre for the WWE Championship at Extreme Rules PPV.
During the contract signing segment on next week’s RAW, McIntyre offered Ziggler to choose the stipulation for their title match at PPV. On next week’s RAW, Ziggler refused to reveal the stipulation until the time of match.
Ziggler also brought out McIntyre’s former 3MB teammate Heath Slater who told us how McIntyre turned his back on him after he was unemployed. This led to a match between Slater and Mc
Asuka vs Sasha Banks – Raw Women’s Championship
Sasha Banks and Bayley became the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions on SmackDown 5 June episode. Later, they successfully defended their title against various teams on RAW, NXT and WWE Backlash PPV. After their win over the IIconics on WWE RAW 22 June episode, Sasha expressed her desire to become the dual champion.
Sasha teased that she is coming after Bayley’s WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. But she ended up challenging RAW Women’s Champion Asuka. Asuka also came out and accepted Sasha’s challenge, before engaging in a brawl with her. WWE officially announced the match later through social media.
During the buildup, Asuka and Kairi Sane were involved with Sasha and Bayley in different matches and brawls. Asuka was also at hand to cost Sasha her match against NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai at WWE NXT Great American Bash 2020 show.
Bayley(c) vs Nikki Cross – SmackDown Women’s Championship
Bayley and Sasha Banks won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship from Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross on SmackDown at the start of June 2020. The rivalry between the two groups continued further as Cross and Bliss continued to chase the tag titles.
Later, Nikki Cross won the fatal 4-way #1 contender match defeating Lacey Evans, Dana Brooke and Alexa Bliss, and thus earning a title match against Bayley(WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion).
Apollow Crews(c) vs MVP – United States Championship
After they were unsuccessful in defeating WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, MVP and Lashley shifted their focus towards United States Champion Apollo Crews. MVP first offered Crews his services as a manager and use his experience as the former US champ. Crews declined the offer.
On RAW 29 June episode, MVP defeated Crews in a non-title match after inteference from Lashley. Later, WWE announced the title match for Extreme Rules PPV between MVP and Crews. On 5 July RAW episode, MVP unvieled a new US title belt design and kept it with himself, despite Crews being the actual champion at the time.
Seth Rollins vs Rey Mysterio – Eye For An Eye Match
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