Welcome to the live results watch page for WWE EXTREME RULES 2021 pay-per-view!
The event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET with the kickoff, followed by the main show starting at 8 p.m.
Follow along here throughout the show for the results of each match as well as my personal thoughts on everything throughout the night down after the separation bar.
Keep refreshing for new updates, check out the quick results at the top of the page for the winners and chat it up with everyone in the comments as the show goes on!
Quick Hits Results:
- Liv Morgan defeated Carmella by pinfall.
- Six-Man Tag Team Match: The New Day defeated Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles and Omos by pinfall.
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) defeated The Street Profits by pinfall.
- Raw Women’s Championship Match: Charlotte Flair (c) defeated Alexa Bliss by pinfall.
- United States Championship Triple Threat Match: Damian Priest (c) defeated Jeff Hardy and Sheamus by pinfall.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Bianca Belair defeated Becky Lynch (c) by disqualification after interference by Sasha Banks.
- Universal Championship Extreme Rules Match: Roman Reigns (c) defeated Finn Balor by pinfall.
Author’s POV, Running Commentary & Thoughts:
Kickoff + Carmella vs. Liv Morgan
- Well, the kickoff just ran through the card and not only have no more matches been added, no stipulations have been added, either. This event is 4 hours long and it has 6 matches, with only 2 gimmicks, and those gimmicks are “generic No DQ”. No WWE title match or anything else, I guess. Awful.
- Backstage, The New Day fought with Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles and Omos. This is undoubtedly setting up either two matches tonight, or a six-man tag.
- Confirmed for a six-man tag. Is that “extreme” enough for you? Wow…this company.
- I’d love to be able to tell you what’s being said on commentary heading into our kickoff match, but the audio feed is both the English and Spanish commentary teams (and possibly more) at the same time, for some reason.
- Remember how Liv Morgan said she would make Carmella look as ugly on the outside as she is on the inside? This is the most generic match imaginable. There’s nothing at all to it. No spark. Obviously no gimmick. What is possibly supposed to be intriguing or a hook to all this?
- Morgan wins by pinfall. If you missed it, you didn’t miss anything at all. Of course, WWE is going to tell you it was amazing.
Six-Man Tag Team Match
- Theory: Vince McMahon so desperately wants things to be the way they used to be in the 80s and early 90s that he’s actively trying to downgrade WWE so fans get used to less bombastic things. Something like a six-man tag team match like this would have been a big deal back at SummerSlam in 1988. Maybe he’s hoping if they just go cold turkey and revert back to that style, after a couple years, fans will be accustomed to it.
- Alternative theory: They just flat out don’t care and think that pay-per-views are just the exact same as television episodes so “watch it or fuckin’ don’t, but we don’t want to hear about your complaints one way or another.”
- The New Day has to win this match. If they don’t, it’s a sign WWE has zero faith in Big E as champion.
- At least the match itself is good.
- This ending spot of Styles and Lashley both wanting the glory to tag themselves in, then Lashley accidentally spearing Styles and Big E capitalizing on it to hit Lashley with the Big Ending works for me. I still would have preferred a WWE Championship match, of course.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match
- This really should have been a ladder match or something. I’m sure it’ll be good regardless, but adding toppings to a plain cheese pizza does make it fancier and often better. I’m eating pepperoni pizza at the moment, if you can’t tell.
- “We want tables” is being chanted.
- The crowd woke up from Ford launching himself over the ring post onto both Usos on the outside. Massive spike in energy from that maneuver.
- The Usos retain with a double-splash.
- This was a good match which could have been great if it had a stipulation to freshen things up and add something else to the mix.
Raw Women’s Championship Match
- Bliss is absolutely loving doing this gimmick. I wish I liked it more to be matching the same level of enthusiasm she has for it.
- This hairstyle Flair has going on is quite odd, isn’t it?
- I’m not feeling the chemistry between these two, particularly after this spot where Bliss casually and slowly slid under the ropes to allow Flair to grab her and swing her into the barricade. That was far from smooth.
- Flair tosses Lilly to Bliss for a distraction and is able to capitalize on that to hit Natural Selection again for the win.
- Post-match, Flair ripped Lilly’s head off and posed with that and the title until Bliss attacked her. Flair still managed to get the upperhand and toss Bliss over the commentary table, too. That made the crowd chant “tables, tables, tables” until they realized nothing was happening from that. I mean, come on. What is this, something like Extreme Rules? Oh. That’s right.
- “Thank you Lilly” chant! LMAO.
United States Championship Triple Threat Match
- Considering the distinct lack of extreme on this show, this match needs to start doing something interesting on a hardcore spectrum. If this is a normal match that just happens to not have count-outs…
- This is all fine and whatnot, but I honestly haven’t had much of anything to say.
- Hardy’s pinfall on Sheamus almost had me thinking for a split second he might win the title due to the draft coming up.
- Priest wins by a roll-up? Not the strongest win.
Big E is going to face Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship tomorrow night on Raw. I can think of another place that might have worked. Extreme Rules.
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
- “Let’s go Becky” / “EST!” dueling chants going on.
- Big fan of Michael Cole saying that Becky Lynch is getting flustered, only for Lynch to be right at the commentary booth correcting him not to say how she’s feeling and that she has a plan.
- Had they done this exact match at SummerSlam and shown that Belair was competitive, people wouldn’t have been upset. That wouldn’t have been as shocking, sure, but it wouldn’t have forced Belair to take a hit just for the sake of a surprise. For my money, I’d rather keep the integrity of one of your top champions than to sacrifice that for a momentary “wow” that upsets people.
- With that being said, I still fully expect Lynch to retain here in a few minutes.
- Sasha Banks runs in and attacks Bianca Belair, leading to a disqualification. Lynch gives Banks a thumbs up, but Banks goes after her, too. So this whole match was just setting up a Triple Threat match down the line, rather than doing a Triple Threat here and making it, you know, Extreme Rules. Between that most likely taking place on SmackDown to come and the Big E vs. Bobby Lashley match tomorrow, WWE has to stop acting as though pay-per-views are “special events” when they’re sacrificing these shows in favor of television episodes, but simultaneously can’t bother to write compelling television, either, so it’s not a switch, but a “spread everything thinner” scenario.
Universal Championship Extreme Rules Match
- There have been worse individual matches than everything we’ve seen so far, but this has overall been a dud of an event. This didn’t need to happen and none of us really needed to spend 4 hours watching it. Since we know Reigns is winning this match, they absolutely need to make this a rough hardcore match to send people home happy. If this is just a few chair shots to the stomach, some brawling ringside to avoid count-outs, and a couple kendo stick shots finished with interference from The Usos, it’ll make this a total waste of time.
- Now that the bell has been rung and Balor will wrestle the same style match he would have without the face paint on, how long is it going to take before people realize the Demon King thing isn’t any more special than how Reigns has a red wrist guard now instead of a gold one?
- So I guess the hook here is that it’s generic kendo stick stuff, but this time, they’ve taped more than one kendo stick together. Oooooooooooooooooooh.
- And there are your chair shots to the back and stomach. Nothing outside the norm. The fans keep wanting tables.
- A table is finally put in play…well, dragged out by Balor, who didn’t set it up yet.
- We’ve gotten some weapons involved, so the match has upgraded.
- Okay, hey, they’re doing something with the demon gimmick and the heartbeat reviving him. Now this is cool. I’m totally in for this.
- The malfunctioning top rope leading into the pinfall wouldn’t be exactly how I would have chosen that to go down, but it’s something. This was probably my overall favorite part of the night in theory.
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