WWE Extreme Rules

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The WWE Extreme Rules logo circa 2013.

WWE Extreme Rules (simply known as Extreme Rules) is a professional wrestling event produced annually by WWE, a Connecticut–based promotion, and broadcast live and available only through pay-per-view (PPV). The name of the event stems from term "Extreme Rules," which WWE uses to refer to its bouts that are contested under hardcore wrestling regulations;[1] the defunct Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) promotion originally used the term to describe the regulations for all of its bouts. The event name was established in 2009, however its theme began with its predecessor, One Night Stand (est. ), which was promoted in 2005 and 2006 as an ECW reunion show. In 2007, WWE promoted the show as one of its own regular PPV events but kept the ECW concept of Extreme Rules matches. In 2009, WWE renamed the One Night Stand event to WWE Extreme Rules. The 2009 Extreme Rules event was noted by WWE to be a direct continuation of the One Night Stand chronology. However, the 2010 event was later promoted as only the second event under a new chronology, one that is no longer a direct continuation of the One Night Stand events.[2] Starting in 2010, Extreme Rules was moved from June to late April/early May to replace Backlash as the post-WrestleMania pay-per-view event.[3] For 2013, the event was scheduled to take place in mid-May and replace Over the Limit, which was moved to October before being discontinued later that year and replaced by Battleground.[4][5] John Cena, who has never lost at the event, has competed in three out of the five main event matches in the pay-per-view's history.

Dates and venues[edit]

Event Date City Venue Main Event
Extreme Rules (2009) June 7, 2009 New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Arena Jeff Hardy vs. Edge (c) in a Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Extreme Rules (2010) April 25, 2010 Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena John Cena (c) vs. Batista in a Last Man Standing match for the WWE Championship
Extreme Rules (2011) May 1, 2011 Tampa, Florida Tampa Bay Times Forum Randy Orton vs. CM Punk in a Last Man Standing match
Extreme Rules (2012) April 29, 2012 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar in an Extreme Rules match
Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk in a Chicago Street Fight match for the WWE Championship
Extreme Rules (2013) May 19, 2013 St. Louis, Missouri Scottrade Center Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H in a Steel Cage match
John Cena vs. Ryback in a Last Man Standing match for the WWE Championship
Extreme Rules (2014)[6] May 4, 2014 East Rutherford, New Jersey IZOD Center Evolution (Triple H, Batista and Randy Orton) vs. The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Specialty WWE matches: Hardcore match". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Extreme Rules official website". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-04-25. "Check out all the action from the first-ever Extreme Rules pay-per-view held in 2009." 
  3. ^ "WWE News: Raw notes - no guest host yet for next week, matches teased for Extreme Rules". Distinct Television Brands. 
  4. ^ "WWE Home Entertainment 2013 DVD/Blu-ray release schedule". WWE.com. WWE, Inc. September 10, 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Johnson, Mike (September 10, 2012). "WWE PPV SCHEDULE CHANGING". PWInsider.com. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Johnson, Mike (2014-02-03). "EXTREME RULES PPV UPDATE". PWInsider.com. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 

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