WWE Extreme Rules

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Extreme Rules
WWE Extreme Rules Logo
WWE Extreme Rules Logo
Promotion(s) WWE
Brand(s) Raw
First event Extreme Rules (2009)
Event gimmick Hardcore wrestling

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] Since 2009 up to now there has been at least one Steel Cage match, except 2012 and when the shows are in Chicago areas there has been least one Chicago Street Fight match.

Dates and venues[edit]

Event Date City Venue Main Event(s)
Extreme Rules (2009) June 7, 2009 New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Arena Edge (c) vs. Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Extreme Rules (2010) April 25, 2010 Baltimore, Maryland 1st Mariner Arena John Cena (c) vs. Batista in a Last Man Standing match for the WWE Championship
Extreme Rules (2011) May 1, 2011 Tampa, Florida St. Pete Times Forum The Miz (c) vs. John Cena vs. John Morrison in a Triple Threat Steel Cage match for the WWE Championship
Extreme Rules (2012) April 29, 2012 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar in an Extreme Rules match
Extreme Rules (2013) May 19, 2013 St. Louis, Missouri Scottrade Center Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H in a Steel Cage match
Extreme Rules (2014) May 4, 2014 East Rutherford, New Jersey Izod Center Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kane in an Extreme Rules Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Extreme Rules (2015) April 26, 2015 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena Seth Rollins (c) vs. Randy Orton in a Steel Cage match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Extreme Rules (2016) May 1, 2016 TBA TBA

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 this event will start at 6:30 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. 

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