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By Mike Johnson on 2014-05-04 20:50:00
Welcome to’s coverage of WWE’s Extreme Rules 2014! Following our coverage, we will have our exclusive post-game show for PWInsider Elite subscribers. You can subscribe to Elite by this link.

WWE Network Pre-Game Show:

Sheamus, Josh Mathews, Alex Riley and Booker T are the panelists.

There was a pretty loud “CM Punk” chant behind them.

The panel promoted the “Wee-L-C” match and then discussed the Daniel Bryan vs. Kane bout for the WWE World Heavyweight championship. They aired clips of what went down on Raw with Kane, Bryan and Brie Bella.

The panelists discussed the title bout as the PPV announcers made their way to ringside.

They showed Torito getting warmed up in the back with Los Matadores, then showed Hornswoggle getting all psyched up in the back with 3MB.

The panel discussed the John Cena-Bray Wyatt issue and aired clips the spooky choir singing for Wyatt as Cena was disturbed.

When they came back from the video, there was another chant for Punk in the background.

Wee-L-C Match: Hornswoggle (with 3MB) vs. Hornswoggle (with Los Matadores)

They have a little person ring announcer, referee and even a little person commentary team dressed as the regular announcers. Short Sleeve Sampson was playing a mini-version of Jerry Lawler.

They began slugging it out at the bell. Hornswoggle took him down and went for a kick but missed. Torito nailed a headscissors, sending him to the outside and then hit a dive onto Swoggle and 3MB. Los Matadores came over to check on him. Hornswoggle went for a dive but messed up and bounced off the ropes in a comedy bit.

Torito went under the ring and retrieved a tiny chair. He used it as a springboard to nail a big kick to Hornswoggle. Jinder Mahal got involved but was headbutt in the ground. Hornswoggle got a small ladder but asked for a bigger one. It was a step ladder. He went to the top and went for a splash but Torito easily moved out of the way and covered him for a two count.

Hornswoggle slammed Torito as they went to a commercial. When they returned, 3MB attacked Los Matadores as they checked on Torito on the floor. They showed all these cool spots that took place DURING THE COMMERCIAL. Argh! Hornswoggle nailed Torito with a chair. He dove off the chair and nailed a sitdown splash. That was rude.

Hornswoggle did a parody of RVD’s Rolling Thunder (they called it Rolling Blunder). Torito went to the floor and was slammed by Hornswoggle. He made the little people commentary team move and placed Torito atop the table. Hornswoggle did a flying elbow off the apron, destroying the table. The crowd popped for that.

The crowd chanted, “This is awesome.”

Torito was tossed back into the ring where 3MB returned and set up a table. Hornswoggle nailed Torito wirh a chair. Hornswoggle dropkicked Slater off the apron somehow and he took a table bump. The other members of 3MB worked over Torito on the top of a ladder. Los Matadores returned to the fray and came up behind Mahal. They held him on their shoulders. Torito nailed Hornswoggle off the ladder then did a Thesz Press onto Mahal and all four crashed through tables and ladders on the floor.

Hornswoggle nailed him with a chair and placed him on a table outside. Drew McIntyre nailed a tope con hilo to the outside but Torito moved and Drew destroyed the table in spectacular fashion. Torito nailed a splash on Hornswoggle and scored the pin.

Your winner, Torito!

Well, that was a hell of a spectacle.

Zeb Colter was interviewed. He said that the three way shows three sides of America. RVD is the people who think everything is cool and OK, which would destroy the country. Cesaro and Paul Heyman are the people who steal and scheme and Swagger is the hard working American. He promised Swagger would win and then they can get the hell out of New Jersey.

The panel showed what happened on Raw with Evolution and The Shield Monday. The panel discussed the match. Booker said that if The Shield wins tonight, they make their mark. He said they are unproven and can be proven tonight. Sheamus said they are hungry and Evolution is a big meal for them. Riley said if they work together and have the perfect match, The Shield will win but Evolution doesn’t need to have the perfect match to defeat them.


They had a great video package pushing the top three matches.

Elimination: Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro (with Paul Heyman) vs. Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter)

Heyman cut a promo and said WWE only gets it right once a year. He said that it’s when the tribe of extreme get together and celebrate….that his client Brock Lesnar ended the Undertaker’s streak. The crowd, which was about to chant “ECW” booed that. It was pretty funny actually. He said that the 11th commandment of Extreme is Thou shall not boo Heyman. He said the new commandment is to cheer the new Heyman Guy, Cesaro.

All three faced off. They began slugging it out and kicking at each other. The former Real Americans worked over RVD, then turned on each other. Cesaro drilled Swagger with a number of uppercuts. Swagger picked him up and drover Cesaro down to the mat. RVD returned to the fight and kicked Swagger with The Ryder Kick off the ropes. RVD nailed a monkey flip on Cesaro, slamming him over onto Swagger.

RVD went for a bodypress off the ropes but Cesaro caught him and slammed him. Swagger drilled Cesaro and covered him for a two count. Swagger slammed RVD’s head into the mat and brought him into the ring. He nailed him with a series of knees but missed a charge into the corner and was sent over the ropes to the floor. RVD saw Cesaro returning and nailed a sunset flip powerbomb to the outside. Swagger nailed a clothesline on the floor on RVD.

Swagger controlled RVD and nailed a Vader Bomb out of the corner for a two count. Cesaro nailed Swagger and hit the Big Swing. RVD kicked Cesaro in the face to end that and covered him for a two count. RVD went for the Five Star Frog Splash but Swagger caught him with a belly to belly superplex and locked in the Patriot Lock. Cesaro nailed a springboard uppercut off the ropes on Swagger.

Swagger nailed a right hand and went to the top but Cesaro caught him with an uppercut. Cesaro nailed an awesome superplex into the ring on Swagger. RVD came off the top with a five star frog splash, pinning Swagger.

Jack Swagger has been eliminated.

Cesaro nailed a series of Gutwrench suplexes on RVD. Cesaro nailed a back suplex with a bridge for a two count. RVD went to the floor. Cesaro came off the ropes with a double axe-handle. He grabbed RVD and throttled him into the barricade. RVD came back and draped Cesaro over the barricade, nailing the corkscrew guillotine legdrop. The IZOD Center chanted “ECW.”

RVD nailed Rolling Thunder on Cesaro for a two count. RVD nailed a Hollywood Star Press for a two count. RVD went under the ring and pulled out a trash can. Cesaro dropkicked it into him as Rob was returning the ring. This match is just a great, physical bout.

Cesaro rolled RVD in and then tossed the can in. He went to nail RVD with it but RVD took him down for a pinfall combination. RVD nailed a Van Daminator with the trash can. He placed it on Cesaro and went for the Five Star Frog Splash but Cesaro moved and Rob crushed the can. He may have cut the side of his head on impact. Cesaro nailed the Neutralizer on the can and covered RVD.

Your winner, Cesaro!

This was just a great, physical bout with all three really working their asses off and taking it too each other. Lots of really good sequences and brutal spots. Loved this.

Backstage, WWE World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan was being checked out by a doctor backstage. Stephanie McMahon showed up and said that she wanted Bryan to know that she can’t control Kane. She said that it’s hard for her to admit but she can’t. She said that she’s afraid for Bryan, for his wife and his mother because they will have to witness what’s going to happen to him. She gave him the option not to compete and instead surrender the title. He told her, “Get out of my face” and said he was walking in as champion and will walk out, somehow, the same way. She told him he’s going to be walking out as Kane’s bitch.

Alexander Rusev vs. Xavier Woods & R-Truth: Handicap Match

Lana came out and made sure to show off her ass before announcing Rusev was now living in Russia and they dedicated this match to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yes, they did.

Rusev attacked them as they entered the ring. Truth was tossed into the barricade. He removed the apron from the ring and ran Woods into the “steel” under the ring. Rusev killed Woods with a Northern Lights suplex on the floor, then attacked Truth.

Rusev slammed him into the ring turnbuckle and then whipped him into the opposite corner. Rusev nailed a back splash in the corner. Truth kicked off a second charge and nailed a spin kick. Truth nailed a leaping splash in the corner, then a missile dropkick.

Truth nailed the spinning elbow while rebounding off the ropes and nailed the Axe Kick. He covered Rusev for a two count. The WWE medical staff checked on Woods, who never moved. Rusev cut off Truth and went for the Fallaway Slam but Truth landed on his feet. He rebounded off the ropes but was drilled. Rusev nailed a Uranage and locked in the Accolade. Truth tapped.

Your winner, Alexander Rusev!

As a spotlight for Rusev, it was good. Truth looked competitive here when he was on offense.

Rusev grabbed Woods on the floor and suplexed him again for good measure to show what a beast he is.

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