We kick the show off with Becky Lynch. As she’s in the ring we get a video recap of last week when Becky crashed Bianca Belair’s homecoming. Becky has a mic, she mentions what a great party Bianca had last week for getting out of Knoxville and making something of herself. Well Becky has done alright for herself and didn’t get a party despite coming back on short notice and winning the title in record time.
She went out last week to shake Bianca’s hand, and Bianca decided to make it physical so she didn’t really have a choice last week. She didn’t want to embarrass Bianca in front of her mom and dad, and all of her friends. Becky wanted to give Bianca time to recalibrate after a poor Summerslam showing, but instead Bianca forced her hand into the rematch on Sunday. That all brings out Bianca. Bianca gets a mic as well, split chants between “EST” and “Becky” as they stare off. Bianca acknowledges being beaten at Summerslam and humiliated in her hometown, but that isn’t going to happen at Extreme Rules. Becky tells Bianca that her “EST” thing is a cheap gimmick, especially since she isn’t a champion.
Last week Bianca showed that she’s the strongest when she hoisted Becky overhead in heels, and then in just a year she matched every one of Becky’s career accomplishments making her the fastest. Bianca says the match on Sunday wont end in 26 seconds, it will end with Bianca taking back the title. This time Bianca offers a handshake, Becky just slaps her. This leads to a brawl, Bianca avoids a Manhandle Slam and hits the Kiss of Death to stand tall.
King Nakamura (C) vs. Apollo Crews – Intercontinental Championship
Commander Azeez attempted to get involved before Boogs sends him with a suplex on the outside. Nakamura gets an armbar cover to retain.
Winner: King Nakamura
After the match, the music hits as Nakamura and Boogs head to the back. McAfee stands tall on top of the announce table.
Cole shows us how The Bloodline was in action on this week’s RAW. Kayla Braxton is backstage with Montez Ford now. She brings up how dominant WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns was on RAW and asks if SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos will be as dominant at Extreme Rules on Sunday. Ford goes on about how The Street Profits will win the titles back at Extreme Rules. Angelo Dawkins isn’t here tonight because he’s at a friend’s wedding but he will be back to help regain the titles. Ford gets serious and looks at the camera, cutting a promo about how they want the smoke, knocking The Usos by saying Reigns has been treating them like his Bloodline Bitches.
We cut to Reigns and Paul Heyman in their locker room suite. Reigns asks Heyman what Ford just said. Heyman says he had the balls to call the greatest tag team ever, Reigns’ cousins, Bloodline Bitches. Reigns wants a match with Ford tonight. Heyman brings up how he has to defend against The Demon in just two days but Reigns looks at him and he stops talking. Heyman says he will make the match happen tonight. Reigns asks why Heyman is still in the room. Heyman understands and excuses himself, heading out to get the match made. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Paul Heyman stops Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville in the back. He welcomes them to Philadelphia but they’re still not telling him where Brock Lesnar is being drafted to. Heyman says he has a big main event for them tonight – Roman Reigns vs. Montez Ford, one-on-one. Pearce says he thinks they can do that. Heyman says he bets Pearce can, and then we can talk about the WWE Draft. Heyman walks off.