Results by Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
October 8, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Wells Fargo Center
Commentary: Michael Cole & Corey Graves
Quick Match Results
- Six Man Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook Match: The Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Butch & Ridge Holland) defeated Imperium via Brogue Kick by Sheamus on Vinci (17:50)
- SmackDown Women’s Championship Extreme Rules Match: Ronda Rousey defeated Liv Morgan (c) via choke – New Champion (12:05)
- Strap Match: Karrion Kross defeated Drew McIntyre via Kross Hammer after Scarlett sprayed McIntyre with pepper spray (10:20)
- Raw Women’s Championship Ladder Match: Bianca Belair (c) defeated Bayley via grabbing the belt after a KOD on a ladder (16:40)
- I Quit Match: Finn Bálor defeated Edge via Edge saying “I quit” as Judgment Day threatened to hit Beth Phoenix with a con-chair-to (29:55)
- Fight Pit Match: Matt Riddle defeated Seth “Freakin” Rollins via triangle submission (16:35)
A video package kicks off the show highlighting the matches we’ll be seeing tonight on Extreme Rules. They did a clever thing with a child in a Spelling Bee being asked about the word “extreme,” with Paul Heyman doing a voiceover.
The feed is interrupted by a White Rabbit video for a moment.
Six Man Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook Match
The Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Butch & Ridge Holland) vs. Imperium
A bar is set up around the ringside area. We’ll be kicking off the show with a Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook Match.
The bell rings, and a brawl immediately breaks out. Butch has Giovanni Vinci on the commentary table and is wailing away at him. Sheamus and Gunther brawl to the ringside area. Holland and Butch double-team Kaiser. Holland puts Kaiser in the tree of woe. Sheamus and Holland put a shillelagh over his throat, and Butch hits a dropkick. Imperium soon gets control of the shillelagh and clears the ring. Kaiser and Vinci clear off the bar at ringside. Sheamus takes exception to that, but they triple-team him. Holland and Butch are down on the other side of the ring. Imperium whips Sheamus into the steel steps. Gunther gives orders to Vinci and Kaiser. Butch dives off the steps onto Vinci and Kaiser. They fall into the LED barricade, and it breaks! That wasn’t planned. They quickly knock Butch out. Vinci and Kaiser hold Sheamus up, and Gunther unloads on his chest with vicious chops before slamming him onto the bar. Sheamus’ chest, which was a bloody mess last night on SmackDown, is returning to that familiar shade of beet red.
Imperium gets Holland and Butch in the ring. They destroy them. Gunther stands above it all, giving orders. Butch fights back by attacking Gunther, but Kaiser quickly stops him. Vinci and Kaiser double-team Butch. Holland grabs Kaiser by the leg, but Vinci runs up. Holland lifts both Kaiser and Vinci up and slams them! Gunther quickly levels Holland with a knee to the face. Holland is on the apron. Vinci grabs Holland, and Kaiser comes off the apron to give him an Imperium Bomb on the floor! Wow!
Butch is left alone in the ring with all three members of the Imperium. Butch tries to fight them, but they quickly overwhelm them. Gunther puts Butch on the top rope and steps on his neck. Kaiser and Vinci double-dropkick him. Imperium poses in the ring as the crowd boos. Imperium starts to go after Butch again, but Sheamus flips the bar at ringside. Kaiser and Vinci go after him, but Sheamus sends them both into the barricade. Gunther challenges Sheamus to get into the ring. Sheamus obliges. The crowd is buzzing for this. Sheamus and Gunther begin brawling in the ring. Gunther quickly hits Sheamus with a German Suplex, but Sheamus comes right back with a stiff clothesline. Sheamus hits a corner clothesline and whips him to the opposite corner. Gunther boots him back and charges, but Sheamus quickly drops him with a powerslam. Gunther rolls to the apron, so Sheamus grabs him. The crowd chants for Sheamus as he starts up the 10 Beats of the Bodhran, except he goes way beyond 10. Butch and Holland join in for good measure! The WWE Intercontinental Champion is being destroyed. Sheamus lifts Gunther up for White Noise and hits it. Sheamus hits Gunther with a Brogue Kick, but Vinci breaks the pin up with a springboard splash!
Vinci and Kaiser are back in the ring, going off on Holland and Butch. They go for an Imperium Bomb, but it’s interrupted. Gunther hits Butch and Holland with a big dropkick. Sheamus hits Gunther with an Irish Curse Backbreaker and applies the Cloverleaf! Gunther screams in pain and teases tapping out. Vinci breaks a shillelagh over Sheamus’ back to break it up! Gunther covers, but Butch and Holland break it up.
The crowd is loving this match. After taking a few moments to recover, Holland and Butch begin brawling with Vinci and Kaiser. In the center of the ring, Gunther and Sheamus get to their feet while going nose-to-nose. They trade vicious strikes. That was a hideously nasty exchange. Imperium is down on one side of the ring, with The Brawling Brutes on the other side. All six get to their feet. Butch charges, but Kaiser slams him. Holland takes out Vinci. Sheamus hits Gunther with a Brogue Kick, but Vinci and Kaiser pull him out of the ring during the pin! Kaiser and Vinci clear off the commentary table. They set up for an Imperium Bomb on Sheamus through the table, but Holland stops it. Holland slams Kaiser into the apron. Kaiser and Vinci double-team Holland until Butch comes off a stack of beer barrels with a moonsault!
In the ring, Gunther has a shillelagh and clotheslines Sheamus with it, like he did last night. Gunther covers, but Sheamus just barely kicks out! Gunther is frustrated! Gunther goes for a Powerbomb on Sheamus, but Butch and Holland stop it. Butch does some joint manipulation of Gunther’s hand. They hold Gunther up, and Sheamus cracks him in the head with the shillelagh. Holland and Butch grab some shillelaghs and destroy Kaiser and Vinci with them. At ringside, Sheamus hits Gunther with the Celtic Cross through the commentary table! The Wells Fargo Center explodes!
Sheamus gets in the ring. Holland and Butch hold Vinci up. Sheamus gets the crowd fired up and crushes Vinci with a Brogue Kick for the victory!
Winners by Pinfall: The Brawling Brutes (17:50)
Backstage: The Miz
The Miz is walking backstage when Megan Morant stops him. She says she’s surprised to see him after what happened with Dexter Lumis. The Miz says he’s here because of he-who-shall-not-be-named. He wants to ruin Miz’s birthday party, which will be led by Maryse on Monday. Miz removes his sunglasses and looks shocked by something. Miz sees Gritty, the mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, dancing around. Gritty gives him a t-shirt, but Miz drops it on the floor and stomps on it. Gritty is furious!
SmackDown Women’s Championship
Extreme Rules Match
Liv Morgan (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
The bell rings, and Rousey quickly takes Morgan down. Rousey easily takes her down for her trademark armbar, but Morgan fights it. Morgan pulls the hair and picks up a one-count. Morgan scurries over to the corner and grabs the baseball bat she brought to the ring with her. Rousey quickly takes it away from her and throws it out of the ring. Rousey taunts the crowd. Rousey knees Morgan in the face and applies an ankle lock. Morgan gets to the ropes and knocks Rousey out of the ring. Morgan goes for a baseball slide, but Rousey locks her in the apron and punches away at her. Rousey then slaps her in the face. Rousey grabs a baseball bat, and the crowd is booing her. Rousey grabs Morgan, but Morgan sprays a fire extinguisher in her face. Morgan goes to attack with the baseball bat, but Rousey hits a scary slam on the floor! Rousey recovers and hits Morgan in the ribs with the bat as she leaps off the steps! Rousey attacks her with the baseball bat and gets her in the ring.
Morgan soon attacks her and beats Rousey with the baseball bat. Rousey throws her ring jacket into Morgan’s face and smacks her with her black belt a few times. Rousey ties her onto the ring post and smashes her with the bat. Morgan desperately grabs her and slams her onto the apron. Morgan grabs a table from under the ring and puts it in the ring. Morgan leans the table in the corner, but Rousey soon attacks her. Rousey smashes her face off the table a few times and knees her in the face. Rousey chokes her on the ropes. They eventually fall out of the ring.
Morgan hits Rousey with a chair and wedges it in the corner. They botch the spot when the chair falls out of the ring. Morgan goes to catapult her into the corner without the chair there, but that’s botched. They do it again, and Rousey hits the ring post. Morgan covers for a two-count. Morgan grabs the chair from ringside and beats Rousey down with it in the ring. Morgan hits a Codebreaker with the chair for a near fall. Morgan takes a while to set the table up in the ring and puts Rousey on top of it. Morgan heads to the top rope and crushes Rousey with a senton splash through the table. Morgan covers, but Rousey kicks out. Rousey immediately grabs the arm for an armbar, but Morgan fights it. Morgan lifts her up and slams her onto the wreckage of the table for a near fall. They’re really struggling with this submission attempt. Rousey is choking Morgan out. Morgan’s false eyelash is resting on her cheek. Morgan is smiling as she fades. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Referee’s Decision and new SmackDown Women’s Champion: “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (12:05)
Ronda Rousey celebrates with the SmackDown Women’s Championship. As Morgan regains consciousness, she psychotically smiles.
Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross
The referee puts the strap on McIntyre’s wrist. Kross refuses to put it on and throws it aside. Kross is making McIntyre wait. Scarlett grabs the other end of the strap and pulls to distract McIntyre. Kross viciously attacks McIntyre and knocks him to ringside. Kross hits him with the strap, and they brawl into the crowd. McIntyre initially gets the better of him. Kross attacks McIntyre and knocks him to ringside. This match has not started yet. It will not start until Kross puts the strap on his wrist. Kross goes to suplex McIntyre onto the steel steps, but McIntyre blocks it. McIntyre gives him a suplex on the floor. McIntyre bounces Kross off the commentary table and the steel steps. McIntyre knocks him into the ring post and climbs the steps with him. McIntyre then leaps off the steps and slams Kross onto the apron.
McIntyre gets Kross in the ring and puts the other end of the strap on his wrist. The match can now officially begin.
McIntyre beats Kross with the strap and knocks him to ringside. McIntyre unloads with vicious strikes. Scarlett stands in McIntyre’s way to stop him. Kross then uses the strap to pull McIntyre shoulder-first into the ring post. The referee checks on McIntyre. Kross does it again and gets him in the ring. Kross hits an arm breaker and continues to take it to him. McIntyre chops him back, but Kross grabs him for a Krossjacket. McIntyre fights it, so Kross smacks him in the chest with the strap. Kross pulls him out of the ring and hits a flatliner on the commentary table. Kross ties McIntyre around the ring post and smacks his back with it. Kross beats McIntyre down and poses with Scarlett. Kross gets in the ring and pulls McIntyre in by the strap. Kross hits a Doomsday Saito for a near fall.
Kross takes a few moments before beating McIntyre with it. McIntyre fights through the pain and takes Kross down with some clotheslines before hitting a belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre connects with a neckbreaker and kips up. McIntyre goes for a Future Shock DDT, but Kross powers him to the corner. McIntyre fights back with a spinebuster and a jackknife pin for a near fall. They exchange right hands in the ring before McIntyre hits him in the neck with the belt. Kross responds with a shot to the face as well. They go back and forth with belt shots. Kross goes down to his knees, so McIntyre beats him with the strap. McIntyre connects with a Future Shock DDT before kipping up again. McIntyre goes to the corner and counts down, but Scarlett gets between him and Kross. Scarlett blinds him with pepper spray. Kross hits a Kross Hammer for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Karrion Kross (10:20)
Backstage: The Miz
The Miz is talking to Maryse on the phone backstage when Gritty interrupts him. Miz yells at him and leaves.
Raw Women’s Championship
Bianca Belair (c) vs. Bayley
Nikkita Lyons of NXT is shown at ringside.
The bell rings, and Belair quickly attacks Bayley. They hit the ropes and take each other out with dual cross-body blocks. Bayley goes outside and puts a ladder in the ring. Belair grabs a ladder and puts it in the ring as well. Bayley sets up the ladder and starts to climb, but it’s too short. Belair brings a bigger ladder in and starts to climb. Bayley gets off her and knocks Belair down. They get into a tug-of-war over Bayley’s original ladder. Belair pushes Bayley out of the ring. Bayley grabs her, but Bayley knocks her back. Bayley then sends Belair into a ladder leaning against the ring and clotheslines her on the floor. Bayley repositions the ladder leaning on the apron and catapults her onto it. Belair uses the ladder to quickly get in the ring and start climbing the ladder for the title. Bayley quickly pulls her down and whips her to the corner. Belair backflips over her and goes back to the ladder, but Bayley stops her. Belair leaps over her and pushes Bayley hard into the ladder. Belair lays the ladder on the mat and slams Bayley onto it before hitting a handspring standing moonsault.
Belair gets another ladder in the ring, and Bayley quickly drives it into Belair’s midsection. Bayley has Belair wedged in the corner and punches her down. The crowd is really buzzing for these two. Bayley then hits Belair with a sunset flip powerbomb into the ladder leaning in the corner! Bayley sets the ladder up and starts to climb, but Belair pulls her down. Bayley knocks her back and drives the ladder into her. Bayley uses the ladder to push her out of the ring. Bayley sets up a ladder bridge from the steps to the barricade. Bayley lays Belair on the ladder and grabs a fan sign to make fun of it. Bayley leaps off the apron and CRUSHES her with an elbow drop! Wow!
Bayley takes a smaller ladder and breaks the supports off it. Bayley goes to sandwich her on the ladder, but Belair escapes. The ladder breaks in two, so Belair smashes it on Bayley’s back. Belair gets in the ring and sets the ladder up. Belair starts to climb, but Bayley pulls her down. Bayley climbs, but Belair grabs her and hits a spinebuster. Belair starts to climb, but Bayley kicks over the ladder to knock her out of the ring.
Bayley breaks off a metal hinge from her knee brace. Bayley charges Belair, but Belair sidesteps her. Belair hits Bayley with the KOD and sets the ladder up. Belair starts to climb, Damage CTRL run down to knock the ladder over! Dakota Kai and IYO SKY double-team Belair. Sky goes to the top rope, but Belair fights back. Belair manages to hit both Sky and Kai with a double KOD! Yikes!
Belair starts to set up a ladder, but Bayley takes a side of the broken ladder and throws it at Belair’s spine. Bayley manages to wedge the broken ladder in the corner and knocks Belair into the corner. Bayley then hits a Rose Plant on the Raw Women’s Champion and traps Belair under the ladder. Bayley starts to climb the ladder, but Belair manages to press the ladder up and knocks Bayley down to the canvas. Belair sets the ladder up. They both start climbing it. They’re brawling at the top. Bayley grabs the braid and pulls Belair into the ladder to knock her down. Bayley reaches for the title, but Belair quickly gets to her feet and smacks her with her braid to knock her off the ladder. Belair lifts Bayley up for a KOD. Bayley grabs the broken ladder to try to desperately hit her with it. Belair hits Bayley with a KOD onto the broken ladder! Bayley’s mouth looks like it connected with the ladder. Belair climbs the ladder and grabs the title to win this match!
Winner and still Raw Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair (16:40)
Bianca Belair celebrates with the Raw Women’s Championship. Bayley, who is bleeding from the mouth, is at ringside with Damage CTRL.
Footage of white rabbits outside of the Wells Fargo Center is quickly shown.
I Quit Match
Edge vs. Finn Bálor
Finn Bálor comes out to a remixed version of his old song and wearing a bizarre facemask.
The bell rings, and Edge powers Bálor to the corner before beating him down. Edge clotheslines him down and hits a swinging neckbreaker. Edge punches away at Bálor. Bálor stumbles to the corner, so Edge digs into his face. Edge viciously whips Bálor into the corner, and Bálor collapses to the mat in pain. Edge rips at his face, but Bálor won’t quit. Edge forearms him in the face, and Bálor stumbles away. Edge viciously whips Bálor into the corner again. Edge talks some trash and slaps him in the face. Edge whips him to the corner, but Bálor quickly pops out with a dropkick to the knees. Edge’s knees have been targeted by the Judgment Day over the past month. Bálor stomps away at the knee and leaps on it. Bálor twists the knee around the ropes, but Edge isn’t going to quit. Bálor takes Edge down and applies a leglock. Edge refuses to give up and punches Bálor off him. Bálor quickly sweeps the feet and applies a Figure Four Leglock. Edge screams in pain and knocks the referee’s microphone away from his face. Edge sits up and turns over to reverse the pressure. Bálor screams in pain after being turned over, but he turns Edge back over to keep the pressure on him. Edge finally just punches out of it.
Bálor rolls out of the ring to recover and pulls the apron skirt out to trap Edge in there. Bálor beats him down, but Edge still refuses to quit. Bálor continues to attack Edge before Edge sends him into the ring post. Edge attacks, but Bálor counters back with a Sling Blade on the floor. Bálor pulls Edge to his feet, but Edge lifts him and drives him through the barricade! The referee asks Bálor if he’ll quit, but he declines. Edge punches Bálor over the barricade, and they’re brawling in the crowd now. They’re fighting by the Kickoff Show set. Bálor begs him off, but Edge just stands over him and punches away at him. Edge hits a suplex on the exposed floor. The referee asks if he’ll quit, but Bálor says, “Never.” Edge quickly goes backstage and grabs a hockey stick. Edge drives it into Bálor! Edge has Bálor on the Kickoff Show desk and applies a Glasgow Smile with the hockey stick! The referee asks Bálor if he’ll quit, but his mouth is full.
Edge releases and Bálor starts to retreat. Edge chases after him, and they’re fighting up the steps of the arena. They’re in an entranceway. Bálor slams Edge into the walls a few times, but Edge won’t quit. Bálor charges, but Edge gives him a flapjack into the concrete overhang! The entranceway is full of fans from the concession stands trying to get some footage on their phones. Edge psychotically looks out into the Wells Fargo Center. Edge goes for a Spear, but Bálor sidesteps him and sends him sternum-first into a metal railing! Edge stumbles away, and Bálor chokes him on the metal railing. They’re back on the floor, and Bálor hits Edge in the ribs with a chair. Bálor chops him, and Edge goes over the barricade. They’re back at the ringside area now.
Bálor goes under the ring to look for a weapon. Bálor kicks Edge and goes back under the ring for a steel chair. Bálor hits Edge in the ribs with the steel chair, and Edge stumbles into the ring. The crowd loudly boos as Bálor drives the chair into Edge’s lower back and his midsection. The referee checks on him, but Edge says, “Screw you, Finn.” Bálor unloads on Edge’s back with steel chair shots. The referee checks again, and Edge says, “I… don’t quit.” A furious Bálor wedges the chair in the corner and chops Edge’s chest. Edge blocks a whip, but Bálor hits a side leg sweep and applies the Rings of Saturn. Edge refuses to quit once again. Bálor transitions into a crossface. Edge still won’t quit. Bálor is irate and viciously knees Edge in the ribs a few times. Edge still declines to end the match. Bálor goes to drive him into the wedged chair, but Edge turns it on him!
Edge grabs the chair and his Bálor in the legs with it a few times. Edge hits him in the knee with the chair and applies the Edgecator. Bálor teases quitting until Damian Priest runs down. Edge quickly attacks Priest and clotheslines him out of the ring. Edge lifts Bálor up, but Dominik Mysterio pulls him to ringside. Edge then spears Bálor off the apron onto Priest and Mysterio! Wow!
Edge gets Bálor in the ring, and the crowd is fired up. Edge stalks Bálor, but Rhea Ripley appears and handcuffs Edge to the top rope! She waves the key at him. Edge looks really concerned. The rest of Judgment Day gets in the ring, and Edge sighs in frustration. Edge tries to fight them off, but he’s a one-armed man in a butt-kicking contest. Judgment Day triple-teams Edge and the crowd is loudly booing. Bálor goes under the ring and grabs some kendo sticks. Bálor smiles before he smacks Edge in the spine with the stick a few times. The referee checks on Edge…
…Rey Mysterio runs down and hits Priest with a steel chair. Rey gets in the ring and hits Bálor with a springboard cross-body block. Rey hits Priest with a 619. Dominik then lays out his father, knocking him off the apron! Dominik grabs his father and drives his ribs into the barricade before throwing him into the ring post. Dominik grabs Rey’s arms and stomps his face a few times! Ripley gleefully claps as she watches this. Michael Cole is incredulous on commentary.
In the ring, Bálor hits Edge in the legs with the kendo stick. All of a sudden, Beth Phoenix, Edge’s wife, gets in the ring and takes the kendo stick from Bálor! Phoenix hits him with the kendo stick and lays Priest out with it as well. Dominik cowardly runs away. Phoenix turns and sees Ripley in the ring. The crowd is really buzzing for this. Phoenix challenges her… and they begin brawling to a huge reaction! Ripley pushes her off, but Phoenix comes back with a Spear! Ripley rolls out of the ring, and Dominik checks on her.
Phoenix has the handcuff key, and she unlocks her husband from the top rope. Edge immediately hits Priest with a Spear! Edge turns and sees Dominik. Dominik tries to beg him off and offers a handshake. The crowd can’t wait to see Dominik get what’s coming to him. Edge kicks Dominik in the groin! Edge turns into a Sling Blade from Bálor! Bálor sizes Edge up and charges, but Edge hits him with a Spear! Edge hits a second Spear, and the crowd is on fire! Edge then hits a third devastating Spear! Edge directs his wife to get a steel chair. Edge breaks off a support pipe from the chair and applies a Glasgow Smile. Ripley quickly attacks Phoenix to distract Edge. Ripley was wearing brass knuckles! Priest hits Edge with South of Heaven! Bálor hits Edge with the Coup de Grâce three times! Bálor asks Edge if he’ll quit and warns him that this is his last chance. Edge says, “Go to hell!”
Judgment Day looks at Ripley, and she approaches the unconscious Phoenix. Bálor, Priest, and Dominik hold Edge up. Ripley grabs some chairs and teases a con-chair-to. Edge then quits, saving his wife!
Winner: Finn Bálor (29:55)
Edge whimpers as Ripley continues to threaten it. Ripley then hits Phoenix with the con-chair-to! Judgment Day runs off as a shaken Edge checks on his wife. Rey Mysterio gets in the ring to check, as do WWE producers and referees. Edge looks totally lost.
Backstage: The Miz, Dexter Lumis
The Miz is outside of Triple H’s office when he’s again interrupted by Gritty. Gritty gives him the t-shirt again, so Miz attacks him. Miz talks some trash before realizing that Dexter Lumis is standing behind him. Lumis grabs Miz and puts him to sleep. Lumis looks down at Gritty and helps him up to a huge reception. As Miz comes to, Gritty kicks him in the ribs. Gritty walks off with Lumis.
Fight Pit Match
Matt Riddle vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins
UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier makes his way to the ring. He will be the Special Guest Referee for the Fight Pit. The ring ropes have been removed, and the Fight Pit structure hangs above the ring.
NXT Champion Bron Breakker is shown at ringside.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins comes out with Rob Van Dam-inspired ring gear.
The bell rings, and they size each other up. Riddle gets a quick jab to the ribs, and Rollins backs up. Riddle peppers him with kicks, and Rollins hits the cage wall as he backs up. Riddle kicks him back and slams him down. Rollins fights him off, but Riddle quickly stuns him with a kick to the head. Riddle quickly scales the wall and kicks Rollins in the head. Riddle punches away at Rollins and swats Daniel Cormier away. Cormier grabs Riddle and throws him off before admonishing him. Rollins quickly attacks Riddle from behind and stomps away at him. Riddle goes for a triangle, but Rollins fights up. Rollins goes for a German Suplex, but Riddle flips through and goes for a triangle again. Rollins digs his thumb into Riddle’s eyes and sends him into the cage wall.
Cormier checks on Riddle, so Rollins pushes him away. Rollins stomps Riddle, but Cormier backs Rollins up. Cormier has Rollins by the neck and warns him not to touch him. Riddle attacks, but Rollins takes him down. Rollins drives Riddle’s face into the cage wall and rakes his face. Rollins hits a rolling forearm before hitting an elbow to the back of the neck. Cormier starts counting Riddle down. Riddle is up at 8. Riddle gets out of a slam, but Rollins elbows him in the head. Rollins hits a pair of superkicks. Cormier starts counting Riddle down again. Rollins attacks when it becomes clear that Riddle will get to his feet. Rollins shouts that Riddle is a loser and always will be. Riddle fights back, but Rollins elbows him. Rollins hits a suplex into the cage wall. Rollins climbs the cage wall, does the RVD taunt while saying, “Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins,” and hits a twisting frog splash!
Riddle beats the 10 count, so Rollins kicks him in the face a few times. Rollins taunts Riddle about his family and goes for a Peruvian Necktie, but Riddle fights out of it. Riddle hits Rollins with an RKO! Both men are up at 9. They rock each other with strikes. Rollins blocks a knee and an RKO before hitting a Stomp! Cormier checks on Riddle and takes his time before starting the count. Rollins is not happy. Riddle stirs and is up at 9. Rollins climbs the cage and goes for a diving Stomp, but Riddle moves.
Riddle gets Rollins in the electric chair, but Rollins grabs the cage and climbs to the platform surrounding the Fight Pit. Rollins gets the crowd to sing his song. Riddle looks frustrated. Riddle starts to climb, so Rollins attacks him. Riddle is holding onto a steel chain to keep himself from falling down to the canvas! Riddle soon grabs Rollins with a sleeper while holding onto the chain! Rollins fights it and pulls Riddle onto the platform. Rollins smashes Riddle’s face into the cage wall a few times. Riddle goes for a guillotine, but Rollins counters, walks across the platform with him on his shoulders, and hits a Buckle Bomb into the cage wall! They are still high above the ring on that platform. Riddle goes for an attack and is nearly sent down to the canvas, but he holds on. Rollins hits Riddle with a Pedigree on the platform! Rollins shouts at Daniel Cormier to count, but he won’t. Cormier wants them in the actual ring. Riddle surprises Rollins with an RKO. Rollins rolls over and grabs a support beam as he falls down to the canvas. Cormier starts counting Rollins down. Riddle gets to his feet, looks down from the platform, and hits a Broton onto Rollins! WOW!
Somehow, both men get to their feet to break the count! Riddle goes for a triangle, so Rollins fights it and slams him into the cage wall twice. Rollins slams him, but Riddle keeps the triangle applied! Rollins taps out!
Winner by Submission: Matt Riddle (16:35)
Daniel Cormier holds Matt Riddle’s arm up. The graphic to end the show comes up…
White Rabbit Reveal
…and the lights in the arena go off.
“He’s got the whole world in his hands…”
The crowd explodes! The arena is lit up with cellphone lights. The fireflies are out tonight. A person dressed in a pig costume is illuminated momentarily. Another person dressed as Mercy the Buzzard is shown. A full-sized Ramblin’ Rabbit is shown next. A haunting version of Abby the Witch is shown. Michael Cole and Corey Graves retreat when what looks like a decapitated head is shown on their table.
All of a sudden, “The Fiend” is shown! A door is shown. It could be the door to the Firefly Funhouse. We’re in the Firefly Funhouse. It looks like it’s been abandoned for some time. The puppets are covered in cobwebs. A distorted version of the Firefly Funhouse song is heard. A new mask is shown. “Who killed the world? You did!”
We see the door again. Like in Poltergeist, light is emitting from the corners of the door. The door kicks open, and the crowd erupts. A person holding a lantern is shown. This person walks out to a huge reaction. The crowd is going nuts. The person is wearing a mask we haven’t seen before. Bray Wyatt removes the mask and blows out the lantern!